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Old 24-08-2013, 17:23
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I wonder why artists do this?

Today put my Placebo cd in my laptop (without you im nothing) and for the first time in 15 years I discovered it has a hidden track

I mean the track starts about 10 mins after the last listed track too!

its only when I saw the tracks listed on my music player that I could see it, crazy!
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Old 24-08-2013, 17:31
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I only found the hidden track on alanis morrisettes jagged little pill because I couldn't be bothered to get up and press stop
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Old 24-08-2013, 17:33
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I like it when there is like a minute or so between them, but when it has like a 4/5 minute gap between it seems a bit pointless.
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Old 24-08-2013, 17:36
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There's a beautiful hidden track on Leona Lewis' album Echo called Stone Hearts. It's hidden in the track Lost and Found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vXAgy1h9Hg
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Old 24-08-2013, 17:36
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I hate it, they start like 5 minutes after the last one ended and it's a pain.
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Old 24-08-2013, 19:20
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I hate hidden tracks, I just want to download songs individually or skip a track, I don't want to have to fast forward 10 minutes on the last song to find a song that might be one of the best on the album *see Kate Nash - Little Red*
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Old 24-08-2013, 20:30
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Some versions of Jamiroquai's album Travelling Without Moving have a kind of hidden track (well, it's really more of a bonus track, but it's not listed on the sleeve notes). It's called 'Funktion' and is the best track on the album, IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_KJsPTLCaU
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Old 24-08-2013, 20:37
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The only one I ever discovered was 'Kuwait City' which was hidden after the last listed track on the Bang album. It's about the first Gulf War and done in a Beach Boys style
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:57
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Old 25-08-2013, 18:04
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they annoy the heck out of me especially when there are more than 1 it's like put iton or don't.

Although i do like Kylie's hidden track on Light Years in which you ahve to rewind back from the first track and you get a song called Password.
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Old 25-08-2013, 18:14
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2 Many DJs - As Heard on Radio Soulwax 2 has a nice remix of Kylie's Can't Get You Out of My Head hidden before track 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQwDthNmhfk
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Old 25-08-2013, 18:44
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Paolo Nutini's These Streets CD has two hidden tracks.

Northern Skies plays immediately after the final track and then there's over three minutes of silence before a great acoustic version of Last Request kicks in. I suppose many people will eject the CD before even hearing it.
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Old 25-08-2013, 18:48
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Early copies of David Gray's White Ladder had one...but you had to put the CD in, wait for it to load then use the rewind to get to the start of it
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Old 25-08-2013, 20:41
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Little extra gems.

Best one by a mile - A Crack Up At the Race Riots by Hope of the States (on the Lost Riots album)

Brilliant song.
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Old 25-08-2013, 20:51
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There's a beautiful hidden track on Leona Lewis' album Echo called Stone Hearts. It's hidden in the track Lost and Found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vXAgy1h9Hg
That was the first hidden track I ever heard, its one of my favourites of the album aswell.
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Old 25-08-2013, 21:04
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The best hidden track ever is:

Mew - Nervous

which is:

Mew - New Terrain

played backwards.
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Old 25-08-2013, 23:01
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Early copies of David Gray's White Ladder had one...but you had to put the CD in, wait for it to load then use the rewind to get to the start of it
Similar thing on Lucy Kaplansky's "Flesh And Bone" cd, start playing track 1 and rewind and you get a cover of "I've Just Seen A Face". The only thing with this method is it doesn't work on all cd players as some just stick at the beginning of track 1.
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Old 26-08-2013, 00:52
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My most favorite trio, SheDaisy that is, put a hidden track on their Christmas album named brand New Year released in 2000. The name of the song is "How Can I Keep From Singing?" and it was just them and their voices, no instruments to back them up. It was flawless.

God bless you and the girls always!!!

Holly

P.S. It starts to play like two minutes after the previous song which is the title track.
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Old 26-08-2013, 07:48
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McFly's album (Room on the Third Floor) has one BEFORE the first song, which is quite strange.
The only way to hear it is to play the first song on the album, then rewind until it goes into minus numbers and play.

Don't know any other albums that have a secret track at the begining, I know a few where they're after the last track - including another McFly one!
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Old 26-08-2013, 08:00
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Don't know any other albums that have a secret track at the begining,
There's a bunch. Wikipedia has a list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._in_the_pregap
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Old 26-08-2013, 11:16
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2 Many DJs - As Heard on Radio Soulwax 2 has a nice remix of Kylie's Can't Get You Out of My Head hidden before track 1.
That one really annoys me because I can't get iTunes to import the hidden track, so in my library/phone the album starts with Peter Gunn.
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Old 26-08-2013, 21:33
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I've actually listened to a few of those and never realised... Although it's not something I search for on CD's I guess.
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Old 26-08-2013, 22:21
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Nirvana - endless nameless on the album nevermind
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Old 27-08-2013, 12:17
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Take That - Butterfly. One of the best tracks they have done, should have been a single.
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Old 27-08-2013, 12:38
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McFly's album (Room on the Third Floor) has one BEFORE the first song, which is quite strange.
The only way to hear it is to play the first song on the album, then rewind until it goes into minus numbers and play.

Don't know any other albums that have a secret track at the begining, I know a few where they're after the last track - including another McFly one!
Yeah i remember that. It's called "Get Over You" if I remember correctly.
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