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Best Live versions of ALL songs?

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Offline dilbot

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on: April 16, 2009, 02:15:28 AM
There is a topic of best lives but I believe this thread serves a slightly different purpose.

As all X-fans should know. The studio versions pale in comparison to the live versions. My mission for the past few months is to find all the best live versions of ALL songs. Hopefully everyone here can chip in and give their opinions in the hopes of creating a definitive, ultimate live setlist of X songs! I'll start off:

Stab me in the back - Blue Blood tour
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9abU_jF3G0Y[/youtube]

From hide's part to Pata's PERFECT solo. This one is truly incredible.

Rose of Pain - X live Orchestra @ NHK hall
No contest. Probably the DEFINITIVE best version of Rose of Pain in FULL.

Endless Rain - On the verge of Destruction concert
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhYFG8bZxhM&feature=PlayList&p=0D762FBD53D35383&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=81[/youtube]
I've never seen them so emotional while playing this song. Must have been because of Taiji leaving...

Right now I'm looking for the best live version of Standing Sex. Mind helping me out here?

EDIT: If you are contributing to this thread, the preferred format is:

Name of the Song - Tour/Live where this song was played
Video/Audio clip of the live


Through this format one will be able to find and download the songs with less hassle. And thus, less time spent searching and more time for listening!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2009, 09:42:34 PM by dilbot »



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Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 09:09:19 AM
Best live of Standing Sex imo, This sound in general is the most solid, Toshi voice is deep at a lot of points which works a lot for this song and he sings it better then all other versions, and its the proper lyrics, I never liked "because I'm crying for true blue skies" it never sounded right when Toshi sang it like that imo.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xeuv6VQwC18[/youtube]
« Last Edit: April 17, 2009, 09:12:31 AM by Ulquiorra »



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Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 03:11:35 PM
Do you know which live that is?



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Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 03:40:14 PM
Same concert as the one Endless Rain was peformed on, 1992.01.07.



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Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 04:26:11 PM
That Stab Me in the Back live is awesome! I actually heard Pata shouting! That made my day. ThanX for posting!

(Yes, this is the first time I watch this. Boo hoo. I wanted to wait with watching the Blue Blood tour till I got the dvd, mmkay?)



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Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 04:58:26 PM
IMO the best version of Standing Sex is this one :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V7xRhfAaJ8[/youtube]



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Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 05:03:56 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdNiCLi0_3g[/youtube]

a w e s o m e



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Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 09:44:21 PM
I'm really liking the one you posted Ulquiorra .

I've updated the 1st post with a preferred format when posting lives. It is optional of course :)



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Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009, 11:25:04 AM
Orgasm-Dahlia Tour-Tokyo Dome-1995.12.31

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utmj6GKyQng[/youtube]

I was very suprised to find this, its another English version of Orgasm I didn't even know existed, I thought it was only performed twice, at the last live and and the hong kong concerts. But no it turns out this is the first time the english version was performed, and I think its the best version because unlike the last live where imo, it doesn't sound like there's any energy in Toshi's voice, he's actually putting effort into this 1995 version and he sounds awesome.
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Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 12:56:23 AM
Unfinished - LIVE on TV
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6P7X_VZKo[/youtube]

I think this is the best version of unfinished because this is the only full band version I can find...nonetheless, this is an amazing performance. Perfect in every sense of the word. Now if somebody can actually find this....

Two requests:

Can somebody try and find a good live version of Say Anything?

If anyone can find a good, if not better version of Unfinished? feel free to post!
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009, 01:53:38 AM by dilbot »



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Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 07:11:27 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3esTTUPlJo[/youtube]

Say Anything with Orchestra - 1991

All the live is awesome! (and it's one of the lives they play Rose of Pain <3)
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009, 07:13:36 AM by Hyunkel »

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...Art of Life An Eternal Bleeding Heart...


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Reply #11 on: April 29, 2009, 07:21:33 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3esTTUPlJo[/youtube]

Say Anything with Orchestra - 1991

All the live is awesome! (and it's one of the lives they play Rose of Pain <3)

That is an awesome performance. I have often wondered why the original version of Say Anything was never preformed as much as the other ballads? Any ideas?



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Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 07:43:32 AM
say anything = live 1991 with orchestra nhk hall
silent jealousy = hide memorial summit
endless rain = last live
rusty nail = dahlia tour final and hk world tour live
weekend = last live
forever love = dahlia tour final
longing = last live
art of live = hk world tour live
without you = reunion concert 29-3-2008
jade = tokyo dome live 2-5-09
scars = last live
dahlia = dahlia tour final
tears = X japan returns and 1995-12 30 (accoustic verssion)
blue blood = asakasa blitz world tour live
voice less screaming = tokyo dome 3 days 1992
unfinished = tokyo ddome 3 datys 1992
standing sex = x japan returns
sadistic desire = x japan returns
drain = last live
crucify mylove = last live
alive = kyoto sport valley? the only live performance?
rose of pain = nhk hall with orchestra 1991
the last song = last live
X = hmmmm, so many good version
orgasm = last live
des[erate angel = tokyo dome 1992 3 days performance
i.v = reunion concert 29-3-2008
kurenai = last live
stab me in the back = x japan returns

Ex denxdenx


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Reply #13 on: May 13, 2009, 03:02:32 PM
silent jealousy was better with taiji
without you was better on may 2nd (this year)
jade was better on 3rd



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Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 03:15:07 PM
Umm, my opinion for BLUE BLOOD ...

there's 3 best live performance of BLUE BLOOD

- 31.12.2008, Akasaka Blitz, COUNTDOWN GIG

- 08.12.1991, NHK Hall, X with Orchestra Special Live

- 31.12.1993, Tokyo DOME, X JAPAN RETURNS

;)

notice the differences between those lives? XD

none of your business ...


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Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 01:47:26 AM
For Alive, the 1987.12.13 version is the best IMO. Yoshiki on piano and Toshi on vocals. Really beautiful. :)



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Reply #16 on: May 14, 2009, 02:40:49 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3esTTUPlJo[/youtube]

Say Anything with Orchestra - 1991

All the live is awesome! (and it's one of the lives they play Rose of Pain <3)

That is an awesome performance. I have often wondered why the original version of Say Anything was never preformed as much as the other ballads? Any ideas?

I read somewhere that YOSHIKI considered "Say Anything" as a failure and even thought about not releasing it at one point.
Apparently, he initially composed the song attempting to come up with a ballad song better than "ENDLESS RAIN".
I think that's why they hardly ever play it.. and instead, use it as an S.E.
which is quite a pity cuz i love that song too!



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Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 08:45:26 AM
Quote
I read somewhere that YOSHIKI considered "Say Anything" as a failure and even thought about not releasing it at one point.
Apparently, he initially composed the song attempting to come up with a ballad song better than "ENDLESS RAIN".
I think that's why they hardly ever play it.. and instead, use it as an S.E.
which is quite a pity cuz i love that song too!

Hmmm, that's interesting....



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Reply #18 on: May 21, 2009, 09:41:41 AM
Quote
I read somewhere that YOSHIKI considered "Say Anything" as a failure and even thought about not releasing it at one point.
Apparently, he initially composed the song attempting to come up with a ballad song better than "ENDLESS RAIN".
I think that's why they hardly ever play it.. and instead, use it as an S.E.
which is quite a pity cuz i love that song too!

Hmmm, that's interesting....



but there was a little cameo of the song with only Yoshiki on piano and Toshi singing first 2 verses + 1 chorus which I absolutely love...I always wanted them to perform like that again like they performed Dahlia in HK  concert



Oh btw, the best version of Tears has got to be the Jan 17 concert in HK.  Anybody who had watched it live would have agreed as Toshi's voice was out of this world in this concert...ok I am biased but truth nonetheless :P
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Reply #19 on: June 15, 2009, 01:47:26 AM
OKay now for the toughy.... Which. in your opinion, is the best version of X?


X - On the Verge of Destruction Concert
(can't find the video :p)

I just have this version on my Mp3. No real reason why. Still looking for the best X.



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Reply #20 on: August 24, 2009, 05:53:22 PM
I have found it, in my opinion, the best, most complete version of X to date:

X-Bakuhatsu Sunzen Gig 1989

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK6rKqW2Wnk[/youtube]

awesome quality with subs! What do ya think?



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Reply #21 on: August 23, 2010, 11:14:09 PM
Vanishing Vision - 1990.01.06

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbN-fQh2MSA[/youtube]

I've never seen this before. And I wanna know where I can find a copy of that concert!

X - ? ? ?
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7HAx940UaY[/youtube]

Hot damn. That was one good performance.
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Reply #22 on: August 24, 2010, 10:35:00 AM
Ahhh there it is again.. the one X performance that Yoshiki doesn't want to release a DVD of... It's 1989.06.10 and possibly one of the coolest gigs you'll ever get to see if only Yoshiki would release it.



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Reply #23 on: September 10, 2010, 07:58:44 PM
That performance of X is actually shown on the documentary 'Global Metal' ...why won't Yoshiki release the whole show?



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Reply #24 on: September 10, 2010, 09:04:21 PM
Out of curiosity and just in case anyone knows....I was wondering for a while....
Do we know if he is actually allowed to release old material?
I mean from the era that they were under Sony etc etc...
I know that both Blue blood and Silent Jealousy have been re-released and all the DVDs that were re-released in the box set....but is he allowed to release any other things that have never been released before or might there be any kind of problems since they were under a different label etc etc etc?



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Reply #25 on: September 10, 2010, 09:05:42 PM
X

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNm7KabW7n0&feature=related[/youtube]



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Reply #26 on: September 10, 2010, 09:15:16 PM
Out of curiosity and just in case anyone knows....I was wondering for a while....
Do we know if he is actually allowed to release old material?
I mean from the era that they were under Sony etc etc...
I know that both Blue blood and Silent Jealousy have been re-released and all the DVDs that were re-released in the box set....but is he allowed to release any other things that have never been released before or might there be any kind of problems since they were under a different label etc etc etc?


I don't know. But even if Sont has the rights, wouldn't they get a % of the income? So I don't see why they wouldn't want it to be released. Or maybe it's the reason Yoshiki won't..

I would pay $500 to see that show. No doubt in my mind.



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Reply #27 on: October 26, 2010, 12:32:49 AM
Well,  I can't really choose which one is the best but,  the one that touched me the most
was ENDLESS RAIN.  idk which live version though.

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Reply #28 on: April 08, 2011, 11:48:26 PM
This kills every Blue Blood I'm sorry...

Blue Blood - Countdown GIG 31.12.2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oImEn3GqWCk[/youtube]




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Reply #29 on: April 09, 2011, 02:52:20 PM
it was exciting at the time, its quite good,but toshi's raspy voice doesn't sound the same as in the 80's and he even sounds like he's gargling with his throat at some points. And his voice sounded weak during the chorus.

imo the best blue blood live is the mza one. I might post it later, but you can find it on youtube, blury video/audio but its still good.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 02:53:59 PM by Ulquiorra »