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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 20:03

What an awesome idea. I've voted. though it was a considerable task in ordering them all!
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 20:20

Just voted.
Pffft, hard!
Was sure of my 1, 2 and 3 but the rest???
I must have changed my mind about 10 times!
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 20:25

1.Ribcage
2.Any Day Now
3.Some Riot
4.Weather To Fly
5.Lonliness of a TCD
6.ODLT
7.Forget Myself
8.Mirrorball
9.Fallen Angel
10.Powder Blue

I haven't posted in an age, so I thought i'd break myself in with this post Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 21:38

1. Newborn
2. My Very Best
3. George Lassoes The Moon
4. Scattered Black & Whites
5. The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
6. Mcgreggor
7. Asleep In The Back
8. Grace Under Pressure
9. Not A Job
10. Red

Not an easy decision at all, but i'm happy with that list Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 21:44

Must confess, surprised at the number of votes for 'Not a Job' ! - got it on single CD, not sure why, really, as it's one that's washed right over me.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 22:20

1. Scattered Black & Whites
2. Great Expectations
3. Friend of Ours
4. Weather to Fly
5. Switching Off
6. Powder Blue
7. George Lassoes the Moon
8. Newborn
9. Lucky With Disease
10. Dear Friends

So difficult to choose but this would be the order and songs at the moment. And not listed - Stumble, August and September (cover) and Ticker Tape.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 22:34

At the moment:

1. Mirrorball (obviously!)
2. Fugitive Motel
3. Red
4. My Very Best
5. Bones of You
6. The Birds
7. Station Approach
8. Crawling With Idiot
9. Ribcage
10. Starlings
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 13 Mar 2011, 10:42

In no particular order, it's almost impossible!

The Birds
The Stops
Ribcage
Tower Crane
The Everthere
Station Approach
My Very Best
Switching Off
Any Day Now
Mirrorball

would've included Love Blown Down if it was on the list
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 13 Mar 2011, 14:10

I suppose I should apologise that there aren't all the b-sides and rarities to pick from, some of you obviously consider them to be some of the best work they've done. I didn't put the list together myself, but if I had done, I think it would have just been album tracks anyway, so at least there's a few b-sides to choose from.

I consider myself a big Elbow fan, and sing their praises all the time, but I can't remember the last single I bought from any artist, so I'm simply not familiar with any of the b-sides. I see that I should be. I'll have to have a rummage on Amazon. Smile

It's great to see so many votes coming in, thanks so much for these, and I'll keep you all posted with little teasers... Wink When I last checked, there were two songs tying for first place, and 'Audience...' was gaining ground. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 13 Mar 2011, 14:57

To be honest, Dan, it doesn't bother me that there aren't more b-sides on the list of options, and I apologize if I've given off the feeling of being miffed, because I'm really and truly not. Smile

To elaborate I wrote on my blog yesterday, the people who know them are hard-core fans and serious collectors. For the casual listener, which is what the audience for your radio program will consist of, the Elbow "canon" that they would have easy access to or be even passingly familiar with would be the five albums. Had the b-sides collection Dead in the Boot had ever happened, some of these songs would be better known. Limiting to album tracks (and a few odds and ends) is, honestly, the best approach.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 13 Mar 2011, 15:19

It wasn't a dig at anyone Allyn, and certainly not you, as I had read your blog post and saw you'd said that. Several have mentioned here that they would have picked one or more of them if the option was available. But I do feel I'm missing out a bit. Wink

At the end of the day though, it's just a bit of fun. Very Happy

After a browse on Amazon (and Spotify), I think it might be a little tricky to locate some of these b-sides, in case they're required, so I may have to enlist some help if I can't get hold of them.

Dan

P.S. Anyone here know the band well enough to persuade them to tweet about the vote? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 13 Mar 2011, 16:28

Dan Bridge wrote:
P.S. Anyone here know the band well enough to persuade them to tweet about the vote? Razz

Apparently some of the band visit this forum from time to time, so there is a chance they may see it on here
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 13 Mar 2011, 16:30

HattyMarris wrote:
Dan Bridge wrote:
P.S. Anyone here know the band well enough to persuade them to tweet about the vote? Razz

Apparently some of the band visit this forum from time to time, so there is a chance they may see it on here
Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 13 Mar 2011, 22:01

In no order and liable to change lol my top 10

Newborn
Asleep in The Back
Scattered Black and Whites
Any Day Now
Station Approach
Fallen Angels
Ive Got Your Number
The Birds
Neat Little Rows
Weather To Fly
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 00:10

A few weeks back, my wife mentioned something about the song 'Asleep in the Back'. A bit confused, I looked on the CD, and confirmed to myself that there was no such song, it was just the name of the album. Obviously that's not the case, but my CD goes straight from 'Bitten...' to 'Newborn', so up until yesterday, I'd never heard 'Asleep...'.

So what happened there? Have I got a rare AITB with no AITB? Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 00:33

Early pressings of the album didn't have "Asleep in the Back." Later pressings do as a mid-sequenced bonus track.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 00:47

Ahh, thank you. At least it shows I've liked them from the start. Smile I remember them doing a live session on Tim Lovejoy's show on XFM in 2001 (I guess), playing Newborn and one other song that slips my mind - sounded great, and confirmed to me that they were a 'proper' band.

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 11:00

In no particular order:

Mirrorball
Weather to fly
Powder blue
Lippy kids
Scattered black and whites
Switching off
Tower crane driver (with BBC orchestra)
The stops
The birds
Station Approach
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 11:12

Dan Bridge wrote:
A few weeks back, my wife mentioned something about the song 'Asleep in the Back'. A bit confused, I looked on the CD, and confirmed to myself that there was no such song, it was just the name of the album. Obviously that's not the case, but my CD goes straight from 'Bitten...' to 'Newborn', so up until yesterday, I'd never heard 'Asleep...'.

So what happened there? Have I got a rare AITB with no AITB? Neutral

Dan
Don't worry, Dan. You've got the proper version! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 11:18

Dan Bridge wrote:
A few weeks back, my wife mentioned something about the song 'Asleep in the Back'. A bit confused, I looked on the CD, and confirmed to myself that there was no such song, it was just the name of the album. Obviously that's not the case, but my CD goes straight from 'Bitten...' to 'Newborn', so up until yesterday, I'd never heard 'Asleep...'.

So what happened there? Have I got a rare AITB with no AITB? Neutral

Dan

The single was released in 2002, way after the album release - the album was then repackaged during 2002 with the additional 'title' track.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 11:23

For the record... in no order...

Newborn
Powder Blue
Scattered Black and Whites
Fugitive Motel
Snowball
Grace Under Pressure
The Bones of You
George Lassoes the Moon
The Stops
Red
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 19:30

Misspelt Yoof wrote:
Dan Bridge wrote:
A few weeks back, my wife mentioned something about the song 'Asleep in the Back'. A bit confused, I looked on the CD, and confirmed to myself that there was no such song, it was just the name of the album. Obviously that's not the case, but my CD goes straight from 'Bitten...' to 'Newborn', so up until yesterday, I'd never heard 'Asleep...'.

So what happened there? Have I got a rare AITB with no AITB? Neutral

Dan
Don't worry, Dan. You've got the proper version! Wink
That makes me feel much better. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 19:38

Just saw this and voted...can't wait to see what ends up being the winning picks! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 20:51

Fugitive Motel
The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
Grounds For Divorce
Coming Second
Newborn
Great Expectations
Neat Little Rows
Snooks
Station Approach
High Ideals
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 21:04

I'm impressed with the love for "Fugitive Motel." Several of us have listed that as the top Elbow song. Smile
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