It was the follow-up to the very successful Pornograffitti album. The album is structured as a concept album in three sections labeled as "sides" — a play on the notion of "different sides to a story" and that of "sides" of an album in LP and cassette media.
The sides, mentioned in the song "Cupid's Dead" as "three sides to every story" are named "Yours", "Mine" and "The Truth", and each features a distinct musical style and lyrical imagery.
Yours is made of hard rock songs, the guitar-centric style which the band had explored the most on their previous albums. Their funk-metal tendencies are present in tracks such as "Cupid's Dead", which also features a rap section performed by guest John Preziosa Jr. Minein total contrast, deals with introspective subjects. In accordance, the band departs from its guitar sound and experiments with different arrangements on this side, with Nuno Bettencourt playing keyboards in addition to and in some tracks, instead of the guitar.
The side opening song, "Seven Sundays", is a slow waltz with prominent keyboards and no guitars. With "Stop The World", the album starts to delve into more philosophical questions, expressing existential doubts — a theme Leave It To Jah - Nestori - Leave It To Jah leads to religion, with "God Isn't Dead?
I want to know" and "Don't Leave Me Alone", a dramatic plea. The latter was not included in the CD version because of lack of space; Nuno Bettencourt recalls leaving it out "was Hino Do Amor - Simone de Oliveira - Glória Glória Aleluia cutting off my arm".
Despite not being bound by the limitations of the CD format, the version of the album downloadable from iTunes also omits "Don't Leave Me Alone". This side nods to progressive rock not only in format but also in musical style, with changes in time signature and an intricate arrangement, featuring a piece orchestra. Lyrically, the spiritual theme set up in the end of "Mine" is further developed and Christian imagery is very present.
The use of Abbey Road may be perceived as yet another nod to the Beatles Queen Of The Ballroom - Buddy Holly - Portrait In Music Vol.2, besides the various lyrical references throughout the Politicalamity - Extreme - III Sides To Every Story "Cupid's Dead" quotes a line from " A Day in the Life "; "God Isn't Dead?
Despite being considered one of Extreme's finest Politicalamity - Extreme - III Sides To Every Story by the band, most of their fans, and music critics, III Sides To Every Story was a commercial failure only selling aboutcopies, compared to the double platinum Pornograffittisince it did not feature a hit single such as "More Than Words", from its predecessor Pornograffitti although Politicalamity - Extreme - III Sides To Every Story single "Rest in Peace" reached 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart, a feat which "More Than Words" did not accomplish.
Also, the particular brand of hard rock for which Extreme was known was falling out of favor with the rise of the grunge movement around that time. Footnotes: "Peacemaker Die" is not included on the Republic of Korea edition. On some CD editions of III Sides To Every Storythe tracks comprising the "Everything Under The Sun" arc were indexed and played as one track, whereas on others they are indexed separately albeit with no break in the music between tracks.
Running times are therefore listed for the combined track and for the separated tracks. John Producer - Bob St. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Funk metal glam metal. Retrieved Take Us Alive Pornograffitti Live Extreme - The Collection. Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats.
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