Army of One

JM-42

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So is sort of a Princess of China deal here? The acoustic version is far superior than the one we got on MX.
 

lennyrott1

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^ I think that is a decent comparison! So long as the acoustic version has a new vocal track :) I like the instrumental acoustic PoC but they literally just remixed the original vocal track to soft music and it is very off!

I hope they have a version of Army of One with Chris on Piano, Guy on Mandolin, Jonny on Slide Guitar, Will on acoustic guitar.
 

LeftrightleftArchi

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I made a Tour version of Army Of One. I tried my best to replicate the new synth vocal sounds at the beginning by using the DIY acapella by ColdplayKB. I also used the fan audio from the concert. Any1 interested?


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Xylobryte7

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I made a Tour version of Army Of One. I tried my best to replicate the new synth vocal sounds at the beginning by using the DIY acapella by ColdplayKB. I also used the fan audio from the concert. Any1 interested?


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I'd like to hear it!
 

42JTR

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I made a Tour version of Army Of One. I tried my best to replicate the new synth vocal sounds at the beginning by using the DIY acapella by ColdplayKB. I also used the fan audio from the concert. Any1 interested?


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Me too!
 

guy42

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I've been really into this song lately. It's so full of happiness. It's sort of a love song that doesn't sound like a love song. Amazing.
 

Gideon_Mx

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It's so full of happiness. It's sort of a love song that doesn't sound like a love song. Amazing.
Agreed.
It's quite underrated (by most of fans) don't you think? I know this melody repeats itself over and over again but it's so addicting to listen to it and it's full of happiness, just like you said. And in my opinion, this is a song that is really building up towards the end which is also full of guitarriffs. You know what I mean?:)
 

MosesTheMarshmallow

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Thoughts:

I really think this song's final mix is either under produced or overproduced. Why?

So these covers are stripped versions with pianos--and they are AMAZING! The melody is great, the piano makes it far more meaningful and uplifting rather than the thumping drums and uninteresting organ. These covers feel more Coldplay than the actual song.

The live version performed at Buenos Aires is also really awesome because Jonny is allowed to play around with his guitar--and they weren't afraid to add extra synth sounds into the mix. The studio version with this free style guitar jam would be infinitely better.

My last word is this: I really hope we eventually get a Army of One Single that includes alternative mixes or perhaps an acoustic version. I think of all the AHFOD tracks, it would have the best acoustic version--would feel very X&Y.
Yeah! Jonny's guitar on the live version is amazing. I can't tell if those lines are even on the album version at all. Especially during the choruses...there are just so many notes. :)

There are also extra vocal samples being used in the live version. Guy (who I think is manually triggering the bass and vocal samples live) plays a bunch of random Chris-voice noises during the intro and the quiet bit in the middle and it just adds a LOT of character.
 

guy42

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Yeah! Jonny's guitar on the live version is amazing. I can't tell if those lines are even on the album version at all. Especially during the choruses...there are just so many notes. :)

There are also extra vocal samples being used in the live version. Guy (who I think is manually triggering the bass and vocal samples live) plays a bunch of random Chris-voice noises during the intro and the quiet bit in the middle and it just adds a LOT of character.
I'll have to check this out!
 

Gideon_Mx

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I heard the Chris-voice noises haha, and Jonny's guitar from 2:36 to 3:03 gives life to that part of the song!
Jonny elevates every single song !
 
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what is the background vocals that he is saying? Anybody ever figured it out?

Because I keep singing "going down, going down, going down ohhh I'm going down" only because I've heard a similar tune from his older live version but can't see to remember for which song...

Anyway, months later, I think the this song is the strongest along with Birds and of course AOAL
 

MosesTheMarshmallow

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Wow I just relistened to the album version and have now noticed all the guitar parts from the live version. I guarantee you they are all there. They just very...very...VERY quiet.
 

MosesTheMarshmallow

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I feel like in several instances the album version lead guitar parts are just liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit quieter than they should be. I guess their artistic ear wanted to prioritize other things but................................ (though to correct my earlier statement, Jonny does not play guitar in the intro of Army of One as he does in the live version - cool intro!)
-A couple of the guitar bits in AHFOD, such as the part that matches the vocal part on "a head full of dreams"
-Guitar parts in HFTW
-The guitar parts in Everglow
-Guitar parts in Army of One (especially the chorus)
 
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