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The Flaming Lips: At War with the Mystics - 4/04/06 + The Soft Bulletin 5.1 - 1/31/06

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The Flaming Lips: At War with the Mystics - 4/04/06 + The Soft Bulletin 5.1 - 1/31/06

Tracklisting:

The final confirmed tracklist for 'At War With The Mystics Is':
1) The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song...(With All Your Power)
2) Free Radicals (A Hallucination Of The Christmas Skeleton Pleading With A Suicide Bomber)
3) The Sound Of Failure / It's Dark...Is It Always This Dark??
4) My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life As Blazing Shield Of Defiance And Optimism As Celestial Spear Of Action)
5) Vein Of Stars
6) The Wizard Turns On...The Giant Silver Flashlight And Puts On His Werewolf Moccasins
7) It Overtakes Me / The Stars Are So Big...I Am So Small...Do I Stand A Chance?
8) Mr. Ambulance Driver
9) Haven't Got A Clue
10) The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)
11) Pompeii am Götterdämmerung
12) Goin' On

old news:

Flaming Lips announce return

Release dates and live shows revealed

Flaming Lips have announced details of their eagerly awaited return.

The band will release their new album 'At War With The Mystics' -the follow up to 2003's 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' - on April 3 [U.S. - April 4].

The first single to be lifted from the LP will be 'The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song', which is due to hit the shops on March 27.

Flaming Lips have also revealed their plans to hit the road in April.

The dates are:

Edinburgh Usher Hall (April 19)
London Royal Albert Hall (22)
Birmingham Academy (24)
Manchester Apollo (25)

Also, from flaminglips.com

The Soft Bulletin 5.1' to be released on January 31, 2006

The Flaming Lips' landmark 1999 album 'The Soft Bulletin' will be re-issued on DVD in the US on 31 January. As per the 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 5.1' release, the album tracks will be supplied in advanced resolution 2.0 and 5.1 mixes, as well as Dolby 2.0 and 5.1 mixes. There will, of course, also be a whole host of extra goodies. The full content list is:

The Soft Bulletin - 5.1/2.0
1. Race For The Prize
2. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
3. The Spark That Bled
4. Slow Motion
5. What Is The Light
6. The Observer
7. Waitin' For A Superman
8. Suddenly, Everything Has Changed
9. The Gash
10. Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
11. Sleeping On The Roof
12. The Spiderbite Song
13. Buggin'

Album Outtakes
1. 1000ft Hands
2. The Captain
3. Satellite Of You

Radio Sessions
1. Up Above The Daily Hum
2. The Switch That Turns Off The Universe
3. We Can't Predict The Future
4. Remained Unrealizable

Video Extras
1. Race For The Prize
2. Waitin' For A Superman

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can't wait
been waiting for the SB 5.1 a long time
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I wonder I they will include a copy of Soft Bulletin on cd like they did with the Yoshimi DVD-A?
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Woo-ha!

I'm so happy to finally have a firm, difinitive date attached to At War With the Mystics. First I hear Oct '05, then Jan '06, then Feb '06, and now finally April '06.

I can not wait for this.
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
I wonder I they will include a copy of Soft Bulletin on cd like they did with the Yoshimi DVD-A?
They are and it will be the new track order.
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Originally Posted by Sherbz
They are and it will be the new track order.
Great news! Thanks!
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oh I can't wait for January 31, 2006


and why hasn't there been an announcement if the latest album will be released in a multichannel edition. Given the fact that Soft, Yoshi, and the Video Collection all have 5.1 soundmixes, my fingers are crossed that the trend continues with 'At War With The Mystics'
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Originally Posted by Giles
oh I can't wait for January 31, 2006


and why hasn't there been an announcement if the latest album will be released in a multichannel edition. Given the fact that Soft, Yoshi, and the Video Collection all have 5.1 soundmixes, my fingers are crossed that the trend continues with 'At War With The Mystics'

i agree. I bought yoshimi twice for the 5.1 and found it was well worth it. I'll rebuy Soft for sure as well, but it would be wonderful to have a 5.1 mix of Mystics right off the bad
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"The W.A.N.D." - the first track from The Flaming Lips' new album 'At War With The Mystics' will be available at all digital retailers like iTunes, Real/Rhapsody, Napster, Yahoo! and more on Tuesday, January 10, 2006.
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Interesting ordering of songs:

New edition:

1. Race For The Prize
2. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
3. The Spark That Bled
4. Slow Motion
5. What Is The Light
6. The Observer
7. Waitin' For A Superman
8. Suddenly, Everything Has Changed
9. The Gash
10. Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
11. Sleeping On The Roof
12. The Spiderbite Song
13. Buggin'

original album (US)
1. Race For The Prize (Remix)
2. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
3. The Spark That Bled
4. The Spiderbite Song
5. Buggin' (Remix)
6. What Is The Light?
7. The Observer
8. Waitin' For A Superman
9. Suddenly Everything Has Changed
10. The Gash
11. Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
12. Sleeping On The Roof
13. Race For The Prize
14. Waitin' For A Superman (Remix)

Australian import edition:

1. Race For The Prize
2. Spoonful Weighs A Ton
3. Spark That Bled
4. Slow Motion
5. What Is The Light
6. Observer
7. Waiting For Superman
8. Suddenly Everything Has C
9. Gash
10. Feeling Yourself Disinter
11. Sleeping On The Roof
12. Race For The Prize (remix)
13. Waiting For Superman (remix)
14. Buggin (Remix)
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Was 'Slow Motion' a b-side from Soft Bulletin?
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Originally Posted by auto
"The W.A.N.D." - the first track from The Flaming Lips' new album 'At War With The Mystics' will be available at all digital retailers like iTunes, Real/Rhapsody, Napster, Yahoo! and more on Tuesday, January 10, 2006.
I'm listening to this right now and I think I like it. Definitely different that Yoshimi, but that's not nessicarily a bad thing.

So far I'm really liking what I'm hearing of the new album. Granted I've only heard three songs (The W.A.N.D., Mr. Ambulance Driver, and You've Got To Hold On, which is by far my favorite), but I'm definitely impressed and just as excited as ever for the release.

A lot of people over at the official site are saying that they're disappointed by what they've heard of Mystics so far. I can't say I'm among that group.
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Wow, when I was "Playing God" with the SB, my track order is identicle to the new track order. How awesome. I have friends that heard the new album and they thought it was really good so hopefully the end the trend of great artists making bad albums for 2006.
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Originally Posted by auto
Was 'Slow Motion' a b-side from Soft Bulletin?
it might have been but it became an album cut for the Australian release, as to why - don't ask me, I have no idea.
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glad about the SE with 5.1!! too bad that spongebob song isn't on here. I loved that song.

laming Lips Reveal 'Mystic' Track List

January 20, 2006, 11:10 AM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

The Flaming Lips have set the track list for their upcoming album, "At War With the Mystics," Billboard.com has learned. Due April 4 via Warner Bros., the 12-track set is led by the single "The W.A.N.D.," which is available now from leading digital download stores.

Among the songs that made the cut for the follow-up to 2002's "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" is "Mr. Ambulance Driver," which first appeared on last summer's "Wedding Crashers" soundtrack. "It is connected to some powerful stuff," Lips leader Wayne Coyne tells Billboard.com of the track. "Every time I hear it, I think Flaming Lips fans will get it and like it. The metaphors and the ideas in the waiting for the ambulance or something to come and save you still hit me."

Coyne previously said album opener "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" reminded him "almost [of] an MC5 thing, but it's not talking about external things. It's talking about the power within you. What would you do if you had the power?"

In terms of an overall sound for the project, Coyne said, "There are some tracks we've delved into production-wise, where we're trying to get some of that heavy rock'n'roll with heavy guitar riffs, but not just to be aggressive. On the last couple of records, we've tried to be more expressive in beautiful ways. But sometimes, volume and intensity are great too."

"At War With the Mystics" will also be available as a special edition with a bonus DVD featuring extra tracks, videos and a 5.1 audio mix. The same treatment is being afforded to the Lips' 1999 album "The Soft Bulletin," which will be reissued Jan. 31 via Warner Bros.

Here is the track list for "At War With the Mystics":

"The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song"
"Free Radicals"
"The Sound of Failure/It's Dark...Is it Always This Dark??"
"My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion"
"Vein of Stars"
"The Wizard Turns On..."
"It Overtakes Me/The Stars Are So Big, I Am So Small...Do I Stand a Chance?"
"Mr. Ambulance Driver"
"Haven't Got a Clue"
"The W.A.N.D."
"Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung"
"Goin' On"
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"At War With the Mystics" will also be available as a special edition with a bonus DVD featuring extra tracks, videos and a 5.1 audio mix.
Nice. Now we won't have to rebuy it several months (or years) later.

Thanks for the article.
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Is it just me or are the Lips the only band around that really "get it" when it comes to hi-rez audio and 5.1 mixes? That's a shame, but at the same time good for them. Can't wait to buy both...
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Not a band per se, but I think Beck's got a pretty good grasp of hi-rez audio, too--Sea Change was released in both SACD and DVD-A formats, and the Guero DVD-A was released the same day as the redbook CD.

I'd love for some other bands to get on the hi-rez bandwagon. Wilco and Radiohead come to mind.

These Lips albums are probably my most highly-anticipated of the year. Can't wait to hear Soft Bulletin next week.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Zhivago
Is it just me or are the Lips the only band around that really "get it" when it comes to hi-rez audio and 5.1 mixes? That's a shame, but at the same time good for them. Can't wait to buy both...
Super Furry Animals have put out three albums in 5.1 sound and all of them are amazing - unfortunately:

- Love Kraft - the 5.1 (Hybrid) Super Audio CD was a UK release.The US release wasn't.

Domestically released:

- Phantom Power - DVD edition (Dolby Digital/DTS)
- Rings Around the World - the best of the three IMO; DVD: (Dolby Digital/DTS)
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Originally Posted by whynotsmile
too bad that spongebob song isn't on here. I loved that song.
You may know this already, but it's on the Flaming Lips DVD video collection 'Void' and it's also in 5.1
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I know I'm being impatient, but has anyone picked up the Soft Bulletin DVD-A yet? I'm curious how it compares to Yoshimi.

I'm still debating buying it since I've spent way too much money on music in the past few weeks, but if the mix is anywhere near as interesting I don't think I'll have a choice.
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I'm waiting to see if it goes on sale anywhere.
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Deepdiscountcd has yet to ship my copy, which i pre-ordered a good while ago. grr...
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I just grabbed "Soft Bulletin" and can't wait to get home from work! Does anyone know (1) what are the "bleep blop" videos (like the waveform cartoons from Yoshimi maybe?); (2) is the CD exactly the same as the original CD release (just trying to figure out if I can get rid of my old version)
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Originally Posted by Richard Malloy
(2) is the CD exactly the same as the original CD release (just trying to figure out if I can get rid of my old version)
scroll up to post number 10

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=10


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