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Villavic 01-14-2013 07:21 PM

Your favorite album track order
 
I think we have talked about good songs order but not in a poll. What is your favorite track order in an album, the best organized..

I'm including live albums but not greatest hits, all from the Rumours lineup except SYW

cantgoback 01-14-2013 07:30 PM

Rumours definitely, all the stories in the songs, they're all good but rumours just shines brighter.

WildHearted 01-14-2013 08:28 PM

Rumours, in it's original format at least.

It's weird on CD because it goes from Songbird to The Chain and it feels kind of disconnected. But on vinyl where you have to flip to the other side, it totally works.

FierySequences 01-14-2013 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by WildHearted (Post 1072517)
Rumours, in it's original format at least.

It's weird on CD because it goes from Songbird to The Chain and it feels kind of disconnected. But on vinyl where you have to flip to the other side, it totally works.

This is perhaps the only thread I will ever vote for Rumours.

Interestingly enough....somewhere in the early 90's I had bought a double cassette with Rumours and FM (75) combined.
The track listing had IDWK and SHN reversed and I thought this was the original running order. It actually worked (if one was none the wiser) I think it still works, either way.

Villavic 01-14-2013 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by FierySequences (Post 1072520)
Interestingly enough....somewhere in the early 90's I had bought a double cassette with Rumours and FM (75) combined.
The track listing had IDWK and SHN reversed and I thought this was the original running order. It actually worked (if one was none the wiser) I think it still works, either way.

I bought the combined cassette in 1988 but the track listing is correct. Weird to hear there was a release with a mistaken order.

FierySequences 01-14-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Villavic (Post 1072525)
I bought the combined cassette in 1988 but the track listing is correct. Weird to hear there was a release with a mistaken order.

hmm, now that you mention it...it may not have been the dbl album I bought. But I know at some point I had a version with IDWK as the lead track.

will have to look to see if I still have it, fingers crossed it is a collector's item:blob2: (but I doubt it)

louielouie2000 01-14-2013 10:30 PM

I am probably the only one in the world who thinks the Rumours sequencing isn't so great. I realize it was sequenced as an LP with 2 sides, and that's why it doesn't transfer to the digital age so well. That being said, Songbird being in the middle of the album (but on the end of an LP side) just crashes the momentum and puts me to sleep. It should have been the song to close out Rumours.

I adore the quirky tracking order of Tusk, but the stark transition from Sara to What Makes You Think You're The One just kills it for me. It's too violent, and crashes the dreamy revery Sara puts you into.

The White Album ('75) is perfectly sequenced. But the whole package is almost too perfect to the point of being middle of the road & dull. There's no grit.

Lindsey's material on Mirage is too subpar to make the cut.

Say You Will has a glut of material for it to win.

My ideal tracking order for the Rumours era goes to Tango. The flow is great, the energy is kept up, rockers are paired with the more contemplative songs flawlessly, and the album begins & ends perfectly. There is a continuity between the 3 songwriters that isn't really present on any of the other Rumours albums, yet each artist shines individually. When I go on road trips with friends, Tango is usually the only Mac album I bring along for the drive, and that's because it's sequenced so well.

MikeInNV 01-14-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by louielouie2000 (Post 1072531)
I am probably the only one in the world who thinks the Rumours sequencing isn't so great. I realize it was sequenced as an LP with 2 sides, and that's why it doesn't transfer to the digital age so well. That being said, Songbird being in the middle of the album (but on the end of an LP side) just crashes the momentum and puts me to sleep. It should have been the song to close out Rumours.

I adore the quirky tracking order of Tusk, but the stark transition from Sara to What Makes You Think You're The One just kills it for me. It's too violent, and crashes the dreamy revery Sara puts you into.

While I get what you're saying about Songbird (it does seem like an album-closing type of song), I just can't imagine Rumours ending with anything other than GDW which, in a completely different way, is also a perfect closer.

The transition from Sara to WMYTYTO is also less of a problem when you're flipping over a vinyl record, but even with that said I don't think it's a very well-sequenced album. I don't like "Over and Over" as an opener, and I don't like how long you wait for the next Christine song.

TrueFaith77 01-14-2013 11:52 PM

Listening to Tusk is like surfing waves of bliss.

Villavic 01-15-2013 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TrueFaith77 (Post 1072534)
Listening to Tusk is like surfing waves of bliss.

When I listen Rumours is like driving along the shore watching the sunset...

On Ice 01-15-2013 08:30 AM

I'm voting for Rumours as the sequencing is part of what makes the album a full listen, even for non-fans. I've heard it back in the day played in its entirety at parties and it works. I can't imagine it in any different order. Tusk is also great but I agree with a previous poster that we have to wait to long to hear Christine again after Think About Me. Tango is also sequenced well but Stevie is so out of her groove that it clunks at her 3 meagre tracks.

vivfox 01-15-2013 11:17 AM

I wanted to vote for side four of Tusk but the title track destroys the lullaby feelings for me. I love the song Tusk but wish that spot was reserved for Brown Eyes.

I voted for the white album because every song flows perfectly into the next without making me want to skip a song.

holidayroad 01-15-2013 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by FierySequences (Post 1072527)
hmm, now that you mention it...it may not have been the dbl album I bought. But I know at some point I had a version with IDWK as the lead track.

will have to look to see if I still have it, fingers crossed it is a collector's item:blob2: (but I doubt it)

You are not mistaken. I have a cassette with White album and Rumours. I have also have one of just Rumours. Both cassettes have IDWTK as the lead song in Rumours and have SHN after You Make Loving Fun.

vivfox 01-15-2013 11:23 AM

I never understood why Lindsey didn't have any of his songs on side 2 of Rumours.

KarmaContestant 01-15-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by louielouie2000 (Post 1072531)
My ideal tracking order for the Rumours era goes to Tango. The flow is great, the energy is kept up, rockers are paired with the more contemplative songs flawlessly, and the album begins & ends perfectly. There is a continuity between the 3 songwriters that isn't really present on any of the other Rumours albums, yet each artist shines individually. When I go on road trips with friends, Tango is usually the only Mac album I bring along for the drive, and that's because it's sequenced so well.

Birds of a feather... :laugh:

But really, I picked Tango as well. It didn't even require any thought. It's perfect in it's sequence - and I don't feel any of the other albums are.


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