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Wow. I just listened to it. That is INCREDIBLY similar. I wasn't familiar UH before this. You're right.
@skildude: First, if you thought I was complaining about all this you got the wrong impression. I think it's cool. And second, this isn't just some licks and lyrics that are throwbacks. It's entire songs that [i]exactly[/i] duplicate song structure from Images and Words. It was done purposefully. It's a really neat idea by DT overall.
Ok, I inspected the other song pairs a lot closer and now I feel like an idiot for not noticing those. I mean, I had already noticed all the obvious moments that were similar to Images and Words (Like the intro structure in OtBoA and the verse break down in Breaking All Illusions for example) but I didn't realize that other songs from aDToE were 'twins' besides Lost not Forgotten.
Not all of the songs pairings mentioned by The Shaman earlier are [i]exact[/i] twins though like UaGM and LnF.
The identical twins are: On the Backs of Angels=Pull Me Under, Lost not Forgotten=Under a Glass Moon, This is the Life=Another Day, Far from Heaven=Wait for Sleep
Breaking all Illusions has [i]a lot[/i] of homage moments in it to Learning to Live but it's just not an EXACT duplicate in structure like the other pairs. Regardless, it's safe to say that it's meant to connect with Learning to Live.
I found that Outcry was an exact duplicate of Metropolis when it came to the first half, up until it hits the instrumental section. It seems like they kinda strayed after that. Not Sure. Maybe if I keep listening to it closer I'll start to see how they're similar.
I'm curious to know if BMUBMD, and BtS fit into this grand scheme somehow. Neither of them seem to relate to Take the Time or Surrounded at all, but perhaps there's another way they fit.
Well, sorry about posting something that's already been discussed. I haven't followed what's been up on the web in regard to this. I just wrote about it because I wanted to. It didn't really take that long, maybe an hour? I don't quite get how this could be a divisive topic. It's an objective fact that both of these songs have nearly identical structures. I'm going to go through and inspect all the other pairings and see if they're as uncannily similar as LnF and UaGM now.
#1 - Blind Faith (an [i]extremely[/i] underrated song in my opinion)
Runners up - Learning to Live, Under a Glass Moon, Overture 1928
My theory is that these two are 'sister' songs compositionally
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