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PostSubject: Saint - The Perfect Life   Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 pm

Even though it has been years since I last listened to this, I decided to run it through the remastering process and give it another listen.  While it is still my least favorite of all the Saint material, there are a few things I noticed:

1.  There are still several cool songs on here.

2.  These songs would have been much stronger had they used a live drummer instead of a drum machine.  The drum machine sometimes doesn't fit with what the rest of the band is doing.  For me, it was a detractor.

3.  While many fans fussed about Josh Kramer being absent from the recording, I don't mind.  This guy, whatever his name was, actually did a good job with these songs.

4.  The couple of alternative songs don't fit with the rest of Saint's sound and could have been more suited on a solo project by the bassist.

All in all, it isn't a BAD album, but it won't ever be my favorite.  My favorite is still "In The Battle".  It is the album that truly made me a fan and made me go back and rediscover the awesomeness of Saint.


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PostSubject: Re: Saint - The Perfect Life   Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:06 pm

The Runner is the only song that really grabbed me, maybe a remaster would help with the rest. Deceived has a great part in the middle where the singer shows some grit but it doesn't fit the rest of the song. 
In the Battle is great but Hell Blade is awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Saint - The Perfect Life   Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:22 pm

I've removed this one from my collection.  I purchased the download pack that had The Perfect Life with it.  I deleted it after one listen.
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PostSubject: Re: Saint - The Perfect Life   Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:54 am

Yeah, I don't like it at all and the drums are distracting. I do like the re-recorded To Live Forever that they did with Josh. I remember reading they also recorded The Runner as well but left it off for some reason (Desperate Night album I think). I haven't listened to it in years but I don't miss it. I have it on the double CD collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Saint - The Perfect Life   Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:47 pm

This is indeed a bad ep, there are no cool songs on this, it is not even really Saint, more like "Rich & Friends." messin around.
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PostSubject: Re: Saint - The Perfect Life   Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:46 pm

I have it in my collection.
I won't be getting rid of it.
I don't listen to it.
I don't like it.

That's all!

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PostSubject: Re: Saint - The Perfect Life   Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:32 pm

I only have it in my collection because I bought the first four albums on a two disc set (can't remember who put it out).  I actually like at least two of the songs on it, but it really doesn't sound much like Saint.  I do still listen to it on occassion, but I listen to almost everything in my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Saint - The Perfect Life   Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:32 am

I agree, not a great album, but not bad either.  I'm a Josh fan, though that's not a deal breaker for me (though I am glad that Josh was on vox when I saw Saint live). Tim Lamberson did great on the album, and until this thread I never really knew why the album didn't "sound right" - I don't have a very good "ear" like ya'all do, but now that a "drum machine" was mentioned, I can kind of hear it now.

For me, though I like the album, it's the cover art that makes me lower and shake my head. I mean, Saint has never been known for "great" album art, but The Perfect Life is THE winner for laziest cover art. Booorrrrrriiinnnggg 
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