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Old 27 Jul 2016, 09:44   #1
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Just been reading about this on Wikipedia - which I know is not necessarily the most accurate place to get information from!

Anyway, I absolutely love the CHSIBM album so I was looking to see if there had been a special edition/Japanese bonus tracks etc. And lo and behold this "Testify" album is mentioned with two tracks listed which didn't make the final album, "Decadent Wish" and "Unsaid".

Did these tracks ever get released anywhere? Anyone know what happened to them?
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 10:38   #2
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They were both B-Sides for the singles released at the time. Unsaid was on the CHSIB single, and Decadant Wish was on the German Did I Say That single, if i remember correctly.

Both were really good tracks too. Shame the promotion for the album wasn't that great, I remember it being a nightmare to get hold of the single.
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 11:54   #3
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I would have preferred "Decadent Wish" over "Why isn't that enough?" and "Unsaid" over "Do it" for sure. Having said that CHSIB is still a great album with probably my favourite non Steinman two song start of any Meat album.
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 11:58   #4
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I could have done without "You're right I was wrong" and maybe "Because of you". That's probably where these two tracks would have come in. If I recall correctly there was some kind of early promo circa 2002 with these tracks included but NO CHSIBM and one or two others. Testify had a slightly different mix. I've always wanted one of these promos!
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 12:03   #5
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I could have done without "You're right I was wrong" and maybe "Because of you". That's probably where these two tracks would have come in. If I recall correctly there was some kind of early promo circa 2002 with these tracks included but NO CHSIBM and one or two others. Testify had a slightly different mix. I've always wanted one of these promos!
NO CHSIBM would have sucked big time. It was one of the best things on the "Last world tour" and one of the best performances on the MSO DVD.
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 12:11   #6
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CHSIB was such a great song, really came into its own when done live. Just a massive shame, as mentioned above that the promo was really bad for the album because it had some great songs on it. Did I Say That and Testify were standouts as well.
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 12:30   #7
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It has been that way for me ever since CHSIB.

All these songs should have been bigger or should have been singles:
"CHSIB"
"Did I Say That?"
"Blind As A Bat"
"The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" should have been a single after Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar for "Dreamgirls"
"The Giving Tree"
"Live Or Die" I think this could be used on "The Walking Dead"
"California Dreamin'" should have been a major new version

HIAHB hit me hardest of all. It was the timing of the album as well, with how the world's been going, and just all the cyber shite that you read, like all the horrible things people were saying online when Whitney Houston died. Meat was a voice for that for me, and that album OMG... I actually don't want to talk about it because it upsets me.
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 16:40   #8
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Definitely agree with you on Future, I absolutely adore that song and considering the thing with Jennifer Hudson winning an Oscar it seemed like a perfect choice for a single. I can't even remember what the singles were for Bat 3 now aside from All Coming Back.
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Definitely agree with you on Future, I absolutely adore that song and considering the thing with Jennifer Hudson winning an Oscar it seemed like a perfect choice for a single. I can't even remember what the singles were for Bat 3 now aside from All Coming Back.
All coming back before album release & Cry over me which was a single ages later just before the UK tour.
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Old 28 Jul 2016, 09:34   #10
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Thanks all - I'll see if I can find them :)
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