Slightly different than the other threads attempting to reduce a double to a single, you must keep this single-album release at 10 songs. From the list below, create the final tracklist for Balance of Power. Would you change the original order, or possibly replace a familiar track with its alternate version?
I came up with this one a bit ago. If I remember correctly, Jet Records forbade Caught In A Trap and Destination Unknown from being on the album for appearing too critical to the company, but that won't be an issue here. As much as I like Send It, I think Destination Unknown is much more meaningful as a closer. I also beefed it up to 12 tracks, but it's still around 43 min. long.
Side 1 Opening / Heaven Only Knows [Alt.] So Serious Getting To The Point Secret Lives Matter Of Fact Is It Alright
Side 2 Heaven Only Knows Sorrow About To Fall Without Someone Calling America Caught In A Trap Destination Unknown
I thought the original running order was pretty good but i have made a couple of changes to side 2.
1, Heaven Only Knows 2, So Serious 3, Getting To The Point 4, Secret Lives 5, Is It Alright
6, Sorrow About To Fall 7, Caught In A Trap 8, Calling America 9, Endless Lies 10, Destination Unknown
I always felt that 'Sorrow About To Fall' and 'Without Someone' were a little bit 'samey'. I can remember taping the album at the time and swapping the running order around these two songs. 'Send It' was a bit weak for me and i've swapped it for the traditional last track rocker.
I think we all have a song on most albums that we think are okay but would quite happily do a swap with one we prefer. One song of ELOs there is a lot of love for is “All my love” on FOON. I really don’t get this song and always skip the track when playing the album. But it seems to be popular with many ELO fans. So who am I to argue. It’s great we have a choice now with all the remastered CDs and double album release of SM.
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