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Old Jan-18-2003, 4:45 AM
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Icon47 The Way It Is

The official Glenn Hughes website says that there's a remix of "Freedom" on the CD as track 13.

Now all the versions I've seen here in Germany don't seem to have it?

Is it just a Japanese bonus track or what's it all about?

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Old Jan-18-2003, 6:57 AM
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Hi there,

The European version has it but it's not listed on the sleeve.

The American version of 'The Way it is' doesn't have the extra track.

By the way ex-CURE member Lol Tolhurst, did some electronic stuff on that 'shagmeister re-mix'
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Old Apr-17-2004, 11:31 AM
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I like the remix....worth tracking down a copy with it on it if you ask me.

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Old Apr-20-2004, 7:22 PM
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Lol Tolhurst and his band played here in Indianapolis recently...unfortunately, I found out about the gig after the fact. I would have gone..hey, any connection to Glenn has got to be worthwhile...

I hate the US cover of The Way It Is but that is often what happens when a record company licenses out their product...the artwork usually suffers as a result. I bought the European version when it was released and not only does it have the remix of "Freedom", it also was signed by Glenn last March at Velvet Sessions ...and I will always cherish that!

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Old Mar-09-2008, 12:04 PM
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This is my favorite Hughes CD! It just feels so natural. Sometimes his heavier stuff sounds "forced" but "The Way It Is" is just smooth and a near perfect style for Glenn's voice
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Old Apr-11-2008, 5:50 PM
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This is a great cd. Beautiful tunes and some real rockers. I love the mix. Highly recommend it.
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Old May-02-2008, 1:48 PM
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This CD is one of my faves , especially the title track is one of the best Glenn Hughes songs ever

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Old May-02-2008, 2:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Avalon51 View Post
This CD is one of my faves , especially the title track is one of the best Glenn Hughes songs ever


This CD is one of my favorites as well. I really love Stoned in the Temple. I also love the guitar in Too Far Gone (kind of has an Eric Johnsony flavor to the style/tone).
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Old May-03-2008, 6:40 AM
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Title track has one of the coolest sounding chord progressions/melodie lines I've ever heard...that line "That's the way it is" .....when he sings "is" ....that is a brilliant piece of writing if I have ever heard one.
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Old May-05-2008, 3:13 AM
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I have a little difficulties with this album.. not my favorite Hughes 's album..; some songs are terrific but some other one are a little bit too... cold for me (Idon't find another word.. )
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Old Dec-30-2008, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by TexasSusan View Post
This CD is one of my favorites as well. I really love Stoned in the Temple. I also love the guitar in Too Far Gone (kind of has an Eric Johnsony flavor to the style/tone).

Yesterday I heard Stoned In The Temple on the radio !!!!
How cool is that? Capt. Midnite would probably say it was chrome-plated cool

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Old Dec-30-2008, 12:08 PM
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Yesterday I heard Stoned In The Temple on the radio !!!!
How cool is that? Capt. Midnite would probably say it was chrome-plated cool

No way! Which station? Very cool. All of our "rock" stations in Houston pretty much suck. We had one decent one that got sold out to Jack-FM last year. Yuck!
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Old Dec-30-2008, 1:02 PM
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Susan, it was on the Deep Tracks channel on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Every once in a while I'll hear Trapeze on one of their classic rock channels. Along with Purple featuring Glenn. Not since the old days of FM radio have you heard such great music on the radio. Some of it you've never heard on the radio before, only in your own home or car

Corporate ownership and program directors.....the death of terrestial radio

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Old Dec-30-2008, 5:18 PM
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i heard burn on the radio last weekend (wlup 97.9fm) im still shocked
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Old Dec-31-2008, 4:11 AM
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Hey...he's stealing my lines!!

I remember going to Slipped Disc one afternoon about a year ago and hearing "Curse" on XM40 "Deep Tracks" and yes, Chip, it was...well, you know!!

Seeing Glenn's name on the station display was sweet too!

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Susan, I love the song 'Too Far Gone' as well. And the solo is delicious! But I don't hear Eric Johnson - actually, I'm not much of a fan of his at all. I think the solo is incredibly reminiscent of Gary Moore. Very melodic, a complete statement in itself and with a sweet, singing tone.

Anyone else?

Cheers..Todd
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Old Jan-01-2009, 12:30 PM
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Susan, I love the song 'Too Far Gone' as well. And the solo is delicious! But I don't hear Eric Johnson - actually, I'm not much of a fan of his at all. I think the solo is incredibly reminiscent of Gary Moore. Very melodic, a complete statement in itself and with a sweet, singing tone.

Anyone else?

Cheers..Todd

It was not the solo that reminded me of Eric...but mostly the tone / feel of the guitar in the intro and at other parts of the song
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Oh thanks, Todd, now I had to come in and listen and tell her why it sounds like EJ! lol She thinks it sounds like Eric because of in the main rhythm riff ....I listened and the reason is JJ is cleanly picking (with his right hand fingers) little 3 note inversions just like EJ does a lot with they hybrid picking (pick and fingers). I have made her listen to enough Eric Johnson that she pegged it. I have never heard GM, except some very unflattering youtubes sitting in with blues legends which I hated. I need to check him out and listen to something else.

Eric Johnson is the master to me, been watching him since '78.

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Old Jan-04-2009, 1:44 PM
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Sorry Roger, didn't mean to put you on the spot there The body of the song may very well be reminiscent of Eric Johnson stylistically...I wouldn't know. I love the entire song, but the solo was what caught my ear most. I have loved Gary Moore's playing since I first heard him in 1986. I'm not enamored with his blues playing, although I suppose it's better than not hearing him play at all. Joe Bonamassa is far more creative in the blues arena. Gary rarely downplays his fiery rock tendencies, even in the blues, so he can certainly overdo it. That may be what you saw in those YouTube clips. None of the songs I would recommend to you as better samples of his playing are available on YouTube

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Old Mar-30-2009, 9:41 PM
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On Sunday March 29 this album officially turned ten years old. The release date is burned into my brain. It was the first GH Cd that came out after I caught the fever. I still play it frequently and it and that year hold a special place in my heart. I remember how excited I was when I got it and started playing it. It didn't quite catch instant fire with me (few albums do, anyway) but as the years have gone on I appreciate it more and more. Outstanding work.
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Old Mar-30-2009, 11:58 PM
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Ten years on.

Great album. What is really interesting is how some of the songs particularly the Steve Salas ones are stylistically close to the FUNK songs.

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Icon35 The Way It Is ... my story

I'll try to be quick.

I first caught the fever in the early 80's when I saw the California Jam video in an old record store in Sydney called Utopia Records. They're still around these many years later but not in the old location. I digress.

I was a MKII fan and had no exposure to any of the other MK's as I was just starting to get into Purple. In fact, I was a naive young lad who didn't even realise there were any other MK's! Imagine my surprise when I read the video box (and it was a plastic lined box) and I saw David Coverdale (Vocals) and Glenn Hughes (Bass & Vocals). When I got home, with great trepidation I played the video. Who were these blokes? Well, it was like turning on a light. I was quite taken by DC on vocals but what of this energetic madman playing bass and singing/screaming and shaking his long hair hither and yon. Who the hell played bass like that? More to the point, who the hell could play bass like that and sing at the same time?! I was blown away - instantly hooked. So, I started the search for as much GH material as I could gather but sadly there wasn't much to be had. I went back to Utopia Records and asked about GH but, in those pre-internet days, you had to believe what you heard. The guy behind the counter told me Glenn was sitting in a house somewhere eating Mars Bar sandwiches. That is really what he said. Little did I know that it was a dark, dark period for Glenn and his musical output was severely curtailed. I gathered the odd thing here and there over the intervening years, Gary Moore's "Run for Cover" being one such acquisition and an old 12" vinyl of Trapeze's "You are the Music ..." another, but with apologies to Ozzy, nothing seemed to satisfy.

Years passed and the fever subsided.Or so I thought.

In late 1999, I took a transfer in my job to a suburban location west of Sydney. There was a small record shop across the road which I could see from my office window. I went in there from time to time and they had quite an offbeat and eclectic collection of albums. Not your common or garden variety store, this one.

Then as I was walking past one day - I heard the instantly recognisable voice of Glenn Hughes issuing from the speaker strategically located just inside the door. This had to be some sort of mistake, didn't it. I stopped and listened for a moment - no mistake. So, I practically ran inside and asked the guy behind the counter what he was playing. He said, "Oh, just some guy you wouldn't have heard of." I said, "Is it Glenn Hughes?" He looked at me a little strangely and showed me the CD Jewel case. I held the case in my hand and gazed at the cover of "The Way It Is". He turned the record up, much to the discomfort of others in the store and my spine tingled.

Of course, it was an import and quite expensive but I had to have it. So I parted company with the best $32.95 I ever spent. The rest, as they say, is history.

It took me over 12 months after that day to sign up as a member of the old GHPG site and here, too. I don't post a lot but I read every day and, on the tenth anniversary of TWII, I decided to share my little story.

Later this month, Glenn plays Sydney with a full band for the first time ever. Can't wait.

One thing I know for sure, the fever never leaves you. And that's The Way It is.

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Great story Hughesfan

Don't make us wait another 10 years for the next one

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I usually listen/sing to this on the way to gigs so I can warm up. I played some of the tracks for a swedish guitarist I work with recently...He just went nuts when he heard Won't Let them take you down and the solo. Tonight I was keeping my pipes warm between sets and then was also getting into Stoned In the Temple and Freedom...two of the least played tracks on it. I just simply will always love this album. Soul, power, production, playing, innovation, vocals, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, writing. Inspiration. Thank you, Glenn.
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