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Old 10-25-2006, 08:14 AM
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And writing an album based entirely off of somebody else's book just smacks of a cash-in.
I don't agree there. I think that it's perfectly reasonable to see a movie or read a book and be really inspired by it to the point that you want to write about it yourself.
It's not like Circle II Circle had a whole lot of commercial potential that this album was going to make them popular regardless of what they did and I think they know that... so I don't believe it's a "cash in".
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:16 AM
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I don't agree there. I think that it's perfectly reasonable to see a movie or read a book and be really inspired by it to the point that you want to write about it yourself.
It's not like Circle II Circle had a whole lot of commercial potential that this album was going to make them popular regardless of what they did and I think they know that... so I don't believe it's a "cash in".
Well, here's the thing, we're not talking a single song, we're talking an album. Plus we're talking about making an album based off of a book that somebody else wrote a few years ago and turning it into an album the same year a gigantic blockbuster movie is also being released about said book.

That's true, but I think they definitely have tried to use the whole DaVinci Code concept to generate extra sales and attention. Even the title, Burden of Truth, is obviously a thinly veiled reference to the "plot" of DaVinci Code.

It's one thing to write a song about somebody else's work, it's one thing to take your own work and adapt it into an album, but it's a whole 'nother thing to take somebody else's book and write an album off of it. Especially when the book is an uninteresting turd in the first place.

Maybe if Stevens had chosen an interesting, or obscure, or less... let's just say very recent hugely popular book, I'd be more interested.

I'm going to have to cut this short to work on my new album - it's based off of Star Wars
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Speaking of a band like Circle II Circle as trying to "cash-in" is just hilarious I think
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No. Dan Brown ACTUALLY believes in it all. He takes his own conspiracy theories and puts them into his fiction.
So why is that a problem? You like Operation:Mindcrime dont you?
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Speaking of a band like Circle II Circle as trying to "cash-in" is just hilarious I think
Why?
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Cuz they probably sold a grand total of 10 copies of this new record
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Cuz they probably sold a grand total of 10 copies of this new record
Not funny, but true.

At this point I am probably the biggest fan of this album, and I don't even own a physical copy of it. I hate distribution.
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Cuz they probably sold a grand total of 10 copies of this new record
Wouldn't doing something like this then be a good way to try to increase sales?
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Wouldn't doing something like this then be a good way to try to increase sales?
Not really. It's rare that a band could go from cult status at best to being popular by basing their concept album on a popular movie. Unless the band's album is being advertised on the same scale as the book/movie and to the same audience it's not really gonna have an effect. This album has hardly spred the popularity of CIIC... and I really don't think that's what they were after. Savatage or any of the bands within the Savatage "family" have never seemed to be after money, because if they were, they've been doing a HORRIBLE job at it. Believe it or not, it is possible to want to do a concept album based on someone else's book or movie without it being an attempt to gain popularity.
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Wouldn't doing something like this then be a good way to try to increase sales?
In this day and age you think thats really gonna have any effect? Don't you know that to get popular these days you just turn out some half-assed radio rock album with a shitty Depeche Mode cover on it and have some decent looking girl singing? Oh wait....
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