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  1. 3 points
    Happy 20th Anniversary for one of my Top Five favourite MUSE tracks! Merci to @MuseFrance for the reminder. 'Bliss' made its debut live performance 20 years ago today on 18 August 2000 at the Bizarre Music Festival in Weeze, a small German town northwest of Düsseldorf. Coldplay was also on the same bill earlier that day. Nineteen years later MUSE performed in front of 65,000 fans at Goffertpark in Nijmegen located about 40 km from Weeze across the border with the Netherlands and the river Maas (French: Meuse). Peak chart positions in 2001: #22 UK; #40 Netherlands; and #87 France Number of career live performances: 527 which is the 11th most played song in the band's discography during their worldwide tours First performance in the USA: Bowery Ballroom, NYC in April 2004 after the earlier show at the Cotton Club in Atlanta GA was shortened due to Matt cutting his upper lip on the neck of his guitar during CE Official music video: 35 million views on YouTube which is the 14th most streamed MUSE video on that platform Best live performances: Reading Festival (2011) and Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles (2015) I was fortunate to finally see the band perform it live at the London Stadium Simulation Theory tour gig a year ago on 1 June Video of the first performance:
  2. 3 points
    Honestly I was never a big fan of Unintended to begin with. I like the instrumentation here, but Matt's soft voice is very hit and miss these days. The cover of We'll Meet Again that he uploaded works so, so well and I'm very excited for a full cover. This however? Probably won't really listen to it again, much like Tomorrow's World.
  3. 3 points
    Hi, my first post here... Let me show you my Chris’s OoS tour replica... havent finish it yet, I will change OC3 for an OC2, and I ‘ll find a bigger box for the parallel splitter/mixer... Lots of fun against COVID-19 My pedalboard vs Chris’s OoS tour pedalboard:
  4. 2 points
    For the first time since 2006! Throw in some oldies (Invincible) to celebrate, ya kooks
  5. 2 points
    MUSE have performed several times in Roman venues dating from antiquity: Ancient Theater of Fourvière, Lyon, France (15 BC) Arena di Verona, Italy (30 AD) Arena of Nîmes, France (70 AD) Ancient Theater of Vienne, France (1st century AD) Amphitheater of Avenches, Switzerland (130 AD) Source: MuseFrance With the two festival dates in Austria and France featuring MUSE as headliners being cancelled this summer, I am going on hiatus until the next single is released by the band which is expected later this year or early in 2022. Thanks for reading my posts over the years.
  6. 2 points
    Ha! I remember this! This was when they were touring the US at the tail end of the Absolution tour. The time of the setlist anagrams. They introduced early versions of Assassin, Glorious, Crying Shame and Exo Politics to the crowds in this period. There were muffled recordings going around, and the board tried to decipher them. These four new songs kept having different names on the set list, a direct communication between the band and the board. Song names were anagrams, which were just fun at first and later turned into a bit of a treasure hunt. (This is where Debase Mason's Grog comes from, for example, a name used for Assassin that's an anagram of Message Board Song.) Anyway, Glorious at the time was listed as New Song (DES) on the setlist. This was not an anagram, but a note to their roadie, Des, that he had to set something up for that song (A specific tuning for the guitar or something, I don't remember). I speculated that it stood for Dead End Street and trolled the board into thinking that was the actual title. It stuck around for a while. I even heard an anecdote that the band picked up on it and started calling their roadie Des "Dead End Street" for a bit. Anyway, back to those muffled recordings. In the threads for the new songs there were multiple serious and trolling attempts to decipher the lyrics. Someone heard Pee Candle in Exo Politics, and that was the Muser name for that song for a while. As for Glorious (Or Dead End Street ), there were many different people trying to decipher a very muffled early recording, and the above interpretation was definitely mine. Anyway, that's the story kids. Funny this made its onto a lyrics site.
  7. 2 points
    Thought i'd try to start a thread for some general gig chatter for memories, experiences and photos but wanted to start it off with this... if you could have one uncut, pro sound recording of a full Muse show which one would it be and why? Also, off of the back of this can we start a petition for muse to release the audio of each of their shows like Metallica have been doing for years.
  8. 2 points
    “People endlessly buying crap they don’t need”... Anyway. Here’s cryptokitties Top comment on reddit.
  9. 2 points
    +1 to all of that. All style, no substance any more. The mix is atrocious too, why is the volume so inconsistent? It sounds like every time the bass comes in, the volume of every other instrument kicks up a notch too, with the bass disappearing. The cymbals are almost unlistenably trebly too. I barely got to the end of Psycho before I had a headache from the cymbal crashes. You can barely hear Matt's guitar in Break It To Me either. Muse used to be exciting with minimal bells and whistles. Now they've got every bell and whistle they want, yet the shows are duller than they've ever been. I, for one, am delighted the dire Simulation Theory era is over. The boxset absolutely takes the piss too. Burn it all down. Start again.
  10. 2 points
    Glad I spent £4:50 renting this rather than spending £100+ on tickets and travel . Simulation Theory pretty much stands as an indictment on Muse's stadium tours. It just seems like more effort went into Matt's jacket design than the music itself. So many songs are now just Matt walking around stage pretending to be a popstar. Matt does really have zero stage presence when his guitar is removed. Watching Matt slap hands with the front row while being minded by his handler is just next level cringe you'd expect from your one directions of the world. The visuals here are just boring as well. When Matt finally does something cool with his guitar, the camera is more interested in the stage extras doing distracting coordinated dance moves. Also Murph looked so inanimate in this movie, I've seen a few YouTube clips where we seemed to move with more fluidity. Not sure why this is letterboxed either, a Muse show is something where you want to use the whole screen. This probably should have been 60 FPS to give a bit more motion. And I really hope they didn't spend too much money on cgi Matt Bellamy pretending to be Harry Potter taking on Murph because that looked fake and cringe as shit. And somehow they want people to fork out £120 for a package with extra tat. I can't help but think of Muse as business people rather than musicians. One enjoyable part was he video for the Void because there was no visuals, no dancers and no fucking backing tracks.
  11. 2 points
    - SPOILERS IN GENERAL - Finally watched it. It was actually a pretty enjoyable little cheesy movie. I enjoyed the rather ridiculous narrative to complement the actual snippets of narrative that I saw on the stage. The editing, as far as the band shots were concerned, were fine. I didn't like the slow motion but for the most part it was straightfoward edits which is welcome after Rome's constant showing-off for a non-existent 4k release and Drones' need to make artificial shakes on every kick drum. It helps the stage design was just beautiful and a little color correcting makes the stage pop even more. Makes me regret even more we never got a film for the Resistance stadium tour. How might it have looked with the same filming... The narrative intercuts during the songs were a hit or miss for me. Personally, I would have liked to just have seen the band play but I also knew this wasn't just a concert recording and was also finishing up their whole Simulation Theory narrative. When it was present but not too intrusive it was fine, like during Thought Contagion. Some other times I could have done with less of it. Maybe the biggest offender was during Supermassive Black Hole where there's a long panning shot of a CGI arcade machine with the actual footage you want to see in the display window, reduced to only 5% of the screen. But anyways, the benefit of them playing (almost) the same show everywhere is that I can always go to the Rock in Rio or Argentina show recordings if I want no narrative. I wish they didn't chop up the metal medley since it's a collection of chopped up songs already. It is mostly on digital release so I don't think a bit of extra time wouldn't hurt (same with Knights). The whole final showdown against Murph was good fun though. The whole conflict also created a wonderfully unintentionally comic moment after Take A Bow where the narrator asks something like "who will the challenger be" and it's Matt standing awkwardly in his light up suit. Like I was half hoping she'd say "nah, can't be this guy".
  12. 2 points
    Erm, guys.... https://store.muse.mu/uk/simulation-theory-deluxe-film-box-set.html Hope there's a standard edition of it too
  13. 2 points
    I see this as a home recording, not really a single or official release, and in that context I find the voice and recording quality endearing. I don't see it as an attempt to change or improve the original song, but more like a social media post sharing what he's playing around with and what resonates with him emotionally at the moment.
  14. 2 points
    I really didn't like how harshly he emphasised those ooos either 😂
  15. 2 points
    Im not sure if its just me but it sounds like the vocals are a bit too loud or something, overall i like it, the piano instrumental is stunning. Could do without the annunciation of the 'Oohs' at the end but yeah, overall not bad!
  16. 2 points
    Yeah tbh I prefer the instrumental version. Matt's young voice on Showbiz is better suited to the song imo. But still cool to hear a piano version. Hopefully we'll get some more of these stripped-down covers.
  17. 2 points
    Just gonna link this as well for anyone who missed the first teaser https://www.instagram.com/p/B6jpZ07DMoc/
  18. 2 points
    GUYS that interview has something way more important than the ST film HE NAMEDROPPED >>>>INVINCIBLE<<<< He does remember 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 It’s coming back
  19. 2 points
    Guess the war’s back on after all these years
  20. 2 points
    Genuinely kinda staggered by the sense of entitlement. Don’t really know where to begin. It’s literally 4 free videos of a silly performance that they’re putting out as a one-off because people have been asking to see it for 7 years and they thought it’d lift spirits a bit. If someone you knew made you a small gift during a rough time, would you also pick that apart because you wanted something bigger or something specific and pass it off as “sharing my opinion that I don’t like what you’re doing”? Don’t really see what OOM has to do with anything at all either? It’s the only thing like that that they’ve ever done and has a hell of a lot in it so...yeah, it’s not gonna be cheap, idk what to tell ya. It’s also not exactly extortionate. They’re hardly the first to do limited edition collector’s items either, and they did put out more when it initially sold out. You suggest putting out another version for £60 but that’s still massively expensive for a music release, so you’d effectively be asking “would you like to pay the high price or the even higher price?” Sure, you can wish Muse put out more gig content than Christmas presents and concert films every few years. Most of us have asked for that at some point in the past. But, in reality, they put out about as much as (if not more) than the average band. But this really shouldn’t be the thing you choose to voice that gripe over. Radiohead are one band, they do a lot of things other band’s don’t and they’ve also literally only just started this public library thing. The gigs they’ve streamed on YT, tmk, are also pretty standard gigs. The board’s dead anyway, at least until the next major release (hopefully). Stuff like this ain’t gonna revive it. For the record, I don’t even wanna watch the footage myself, but moaning that it’s not good enough for one reason or another is just unnecessarily wanky right now imo.
  21. 1 point
    Two songs from British rock bands covered by contestants Tom Ross, a French rocker, and Alyah Lukunku, a Belgian teenager and daughter of Congolese footballer Ali Lukunku, on The Voice this past weekend on TF1 have entered the iTunes all-genres Top Singles chart in France Monday morning chart positions: #5 Creep - Radiohead [Peaked at #2 on Sunday] #40 Unintended - MUSE [Peaked at #17 on Sunday] Thom Yorke is said to have written 'Creep' while attending Exeter University in the late 1980's, where he studied art and literature and played a few shows with his pre-Radiohead band Headless Chickens. Matt wrote 'Unintended' at age 19 in Teignmouth (population 15,000) located about 20 km (12 miles) south of Exeter (population 130,000). During 1989-90 Matt, Dom and Chris were all attending Teignmouth Community College after their families had recently moved to Devon, Chris Martin front man for Coldplay and born in nearby Whitestone was attending Exeter Cathedral School and formed his first band The Rocking Honkies, and as noted above Thom Yorke was soon to graduate Exeter University and sign a record deal with EMI/Parlophone in 1991. The three rock bands later formed by these five English lads with Devon connections have sold over 130 million albums worldwide, grossed around US$2 billion in career concert ticket sales and won 15 GRAMMY Awards. The combined net worth of these three bands is estimated in the range of £550-600 million (US$800 million).
  22. 1 point
    I think you're right. "And satellites that compromise the truth" could be "In sad eyes, compromise too". This song comes from a 2004 live like Glorious, so probably an old version with a bit different lyrics that someone wrote wrong.
  23. 1 point
    You know, I just listened to Simulation Theory for the first time in a little while yesterday, and today I thought I'd put on the alternate reality mix for the first time in even longer. I think a lot of the alternate reality versions are actually better than what made the record, and I love what made the record! Algorithms especially is just so much more dramatic as an alternate reality mix, and Pressure with the USC band is so much less stiff than the studio version. I also really appreciate that Muse mostly stayed out of the way of the band on that version of the track because they knew the USC band could carry it so well on their own. The Dark Side is also very HCM like with just Matt and the piano.
  24. 1 point
    aaaand it's Hyper Music from the Zepp Gig you'll find the DL in the members section Okay, I'm fine with that. I'm somehow assuming now, they did the Zepp gig to have enough Christmas presents until 2031
  25. 1 point
    MUSE, Coldplay and Madonna Celestial 'Star' Songs and Lyrics - Ranked by Peak Chart Positions Reached on the UK Official Singles Chart Yellow (2000) - "Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you..." #4 UK Official Singles - 2x Platinum; #48 US Billboard Hot 100; #6 US Alternative Airplay Trivia: Music video shot at Dorset in SW England in late May 2000 a few days before Coldplay opened for MUSE at 8 gigs in the UK including 2 shows at the Astoria in London A Sky Full of Stars (2014) #9 UK Singles - 3x Platinum; #10 US Billboard Hot 100; #5 US Alternative Airplay; #1 US Hot Rock Songs Trivia: Music video shot at Newtown, a suburb of Sydney, in Australia. Avicii plays the piano/keyboard on this track instead of Chris Martin. Inspired by EDM and chord structure and melodies of songs by Katy Perry and Nirvana according to Martin. Song is family favourite of U.S. President Joseph Biden Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) - 2010 #11 UK Singles; #77 US Billboard Hot 100; #14 US Alternative Airplay Trivia: Matt wrote the song 8 months after a romantic breakup and is featured on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack. Certified Gold in Italy. Inspired by Rachmaninoff Starlight (2006) #13 UK Singles - Gold; #101 US Billboard Hot 100 Bubbling Under - Platinum; #2 US Alternative Airplay Trivia: Music video filmed on a merchant cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Los Angeles. Band was seasick during the shoot. Certified Platinum in the USA and Italy and Gold in the UK, Canada and Mexico. This love song is a Bellamy family favourite Dead Star/In Your World (2002) #13 UK Singles Trivia: Music video for Dead Star shot in the southern coastal city of Brighton in the UK Lucky Star (1983) - "...Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight..." #14 UK Singles; #4 US Billboard Hot 100 Trivia: Madonna is credited as the sole songwriter. Her brother Christopher Ciccone is one of the two backup dancers in the official music video for this track. Matt Bellamy bought a Madonna CD as a gift for his older brother during the 80s according to a podcast interview he conducted three years ago Sing for Absolution (2003) - "... Tip toe to your room, A starlight in the gloom, I only dream of you, And you never knew..." #16 UK Singles Trivia: It was played again at the Shepherd's Bush Empire by-request gig on 19 August 2017, 10 years after its last performance. The official music video for this song is described as a ‘mini sci-fi disaster movie’ and stars the 3 band members as astronauts that travel from a populated civilised planet to the post-apocalyptic Earth. Hyper Music/Feeling Good (2001) - "...Stars when they shine, You know how I feel..." #24 UK Singles Trivia: Double A-side single certified Gold in the UK. A live version of Feeling Good from HAARP was released in 2008 and peaked at #54 on the chart. Song was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley in 1965. Other notable cover versions by Nina Simone and Michael Bublé Stockholm Syndrome (2003-05) - "...Look to the stars, Let hope burn in your eyes..." #31 US Alternative Airplay Trivia: Download-only single released in the UK in 2003 with more than 20,000 downloads sold at 99 pence. Later released as a single in the US in 2005. Music video was shot using a thermal camera and infrared filter For E-Flat Major Aficionados
  26. 1 point
    I‘m sure they‘ll find a way with jamming, won‘t be the exactly same feeling than really together in one room tough ...
  27. 1 point
    Simulation Theory at the Olympic Stadium was SO full on with technology and audiovisuals that I was hoping they didn't run into technical issues! I always wondered if Matt could see the slightest thing with those chunky LED glasses on On a slightly image related note, I had a massive poster printed on tough vinyl of one of my musical hero's (Al Jourgensen of Ministry), and it's accompanied me through aot of crazy times, more house moves than I can remember! It even got stolen my a dodgy landlord, which almost resulted in a brawl at a building site to get it back, absurd situation... Either way, I absolutely love this one image of Chris, is just sums up everything he embodies about the experience and passion of how he plays bass on stage. I've just ordered a Status Graphite bass, so every morning when I wake up, I look at this massive poster of Chris looking like an absolute badass, and think "Yeah... That whole vibe that image immortalised, that ultimate high of living for the moment, playing music is what I live for".
  28. 1 point
    If there ever is someone who has Citizen.... last time I heard that song live was in 2016. For me the best experience was the Bizarre concert in 2000. (Yes I am old)
  29. 1 point
    UK Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 (based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and other formats across 3-5 October 2020) compiled by the Official Charts Company 25. You've Always Been Here - The Jaded Hearts Club (New Entry) The album should debut on both the UK and France Top Album Charts based on sales + streaming in the coming week. On the Apple Music streaming charts, the album ranked in the Top 100 in the UK and the Top 500 in France, Ireland, Spain, Armenia, Latvia and Luxembourg this past weekend YOUTUBE Video/Audio Streams Cumulative to Date as of 5 October 2020 800K+ views on the official YT channel for The Jaded Hearts Club 2 Billion+ views on the official YT channel for MUSE SPOTIFY Audio Streams Cumulative To Date as of 9 October 2020 2 Million+ plays for ten songs covered by the rock supergroup The Jaded Hearts Club on the album featuring members of Muse, NIN, Blur, Jet, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Zutons and very occasionally Paul McCartney Most listeners for The Jaded Hearts Club in the following cities: London, Mexico City, Madrid, Paris and Milan Most popular tracks so far on SPOTIFY: 650K+ Nobody But Me 500K+ This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It's Killing Me) 400K+ Reach Out I'll Be There 175K+ We'll Meet Again (featuring Matt Bellamy) 150K+ Love's Gone Bad
  30. 1 point
    Peak Chart Positions Apple iTunes Top Albums - All Genres The Jaded Hearts Club Album: You've Always Been Here (featuring Matt Bellamy on bass including vocals on two tracks 'We'll Meet Again' and 'Fever' as well as producer credits) #7 Chile #8 Spain (#3 Rock) #8 Luxembourg #11 United Kingdom (#4 Rock) - #78 Apple Music Streaming Top Albums - All Genres #12 Mexico #17 France (#4 Rock) #20 Italy (#6 Rock) #24 Belgium #25 Mozambique #28 Australia (#14 Rock) #35 Canada (#12 Rock) #53 Switzerland #66 Netherlands #68 Bulgaria #71 Japan #75 Russia #86 United States (#19 Rock) #267 Germany Review of Album: ★★★★☆ https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/jaded-hearts-club-review-album-youve-always-been-here-stream-dagny-strangers-lovers-b739078.html
  31. 1 point
    Where do we put Jaded Heart Club discussions? Anyway, Matt's baseline in I Put a Spell On You is pretty much just an exact rehash of Feeling Good. Which is nicely familiar.
  32. 1 point
    Muse at the Mayan 2015 was my favorite show ever-- The recording is pretty close to perfect, but I wish it were complete. I miss concert going so much right now. Not just Muse shows, but all shows. 💔
  33. 1 point
    'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Cover Version by Matt Bellamy Song originally composed by Paul Simon in G Major on the guitar and later transposed to E-Flat Major in a gospel piano version sung by Art Garfunkel reached #1 on the pop charts in the UK, US, France, Canada and New Zealand in 1970 and the top five in eight other countries including Australia, Germany and Spain and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1971. Song inspired by a JS Bach chorale according to Simon 100,000+ global views on YouTube for the Official Audio Version in the first three days of release with a 99% like rating and 75,000+ streams on Spotify Peak Chart Positions Apple iTunes Top Songs - All Genres #68 Indonesia #70 United Kingdom (#5 Alternative) #85 France (#3 Alternative) #96 Denmark #108 Netherlands #113 Italy (#7 Alternative) #136 Austria #164 Spain #185 Australia #186 Switzerland #197 Belgium #236 Mexico #785 United States (#84 Alternative)
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    Couldn't get to a screening, so this is educated guesswork, but there's an obvious explanation for that: The film has been shot at 25 frames per second, and has (deliberately or accidentally) been run at standard 24fps film frame rate. The same issue works the other way round when films are speeded up from 24 to 25fps when shown on British broadcast TV - the pitch is raised a semitone unless it's corrected digitally. Modern cinemas tend not to have experienced projection staff the way they did back in the days of celluloid, and it could also be that some projectors simply aren't capable of showing 25fps material. The screening of the T2L Rome gig we went to had to be restarted after the first five or six minutes had the wrong aspect ratio and masking settings, so nothing would surprise me nowadays. Nice to hear a positive review, looking forward to watching it. Oh edited to add - those of you who've seen it, is The Void in it? Feel free to reply with spoiler tags if you feel the need!
  36. 1 point
    I hoped for a longer version of „We‘ll meet again“ it sounds so unfinished ....... but I enjoy „Reach out I‘ll be there“ , always loved this song, not so sure about the vocals ..
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    I do believe you mean team ossim. It isn't, but I wouldn't know as I never got accepted!
  39. 1 point
    It‘s already on Spotify !!! https://open.spotify.com/album/4h1Etv3O9PHFBwpiZJ8L5b?si=_shNp_qZRa-D5bF477XUZA
  40. 1 point
    Enjoying that you are showing some FF love. How is this thread nearly a decade old?
  41. 1 point
    Moved to Other Muse Topics. The bassline of Hysteria. I heard about 2 seconds and I was in love.
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    MUSE Chart Positions at iTUNES as of 3 June 2020: France 44. The Resistance 64. The 2nd Law 95. Drones 278. Absolution 367. Black Holes and Revelations 434. Origin of Symmetry Russia 94. Drones 177. The 2nd Law 265. The Resistance 378. Absolution 385. Black Holes and Revelations 494. Origin of Symmetry United Kingdom 317. Uprising 439. Starlight 911. Supermassive Black Hole 919. Feeling Good 1005. Knights of Cydonia 340. Absolution 683. The Resistance 779. Drones 783. The 2nd Law 795. Black Holes and Revelations 970. Origin of Symmetry United States 1291. The Resistance
  44. 1 point
    I will never understand this board's aversion to the 'flow' of Absolution. I'd put it on par with OOS as the best Muse album for flow. Showbiz doesn't really have a flow of any sort, and the rest are horrible. BH&R, T2L and ST are janky as hell. I mean, TaB, Starlight, SMBH, Map, Soldier's Poem, Invincible, Assassin, Exo is excruciatingly shonky, although CoD, Hoodoo and Knights is tres nice. Where do you even start with the flow of T2L? The flow of Absolution is also greatly boosted by the strong theme of the album, the segues, the consistency of tone, lyrical content and core sound/genre, and the strength of the songs. I actually prefer it to Origin in flow terms. I can imagine Absolution being an incredible journey live.
  45. 1 point
    The forum was breaking when I tried to log in so here I am. I'm going to wait until the proper premiere. It's not long now anyways. I already imagine it's something kinda thrown together but that's ok everyone's doing it nowadays.
  46. 1 point
    *Assassin @ The London O2 on the 14th of April 2016 (also I have been v stressed lately so it’s possible I may sound more passionate than I normally would be)
  47. 1 point
    You've turned soft since getting OOM.
  48. 1 point
    Ok, we‘ll get 4 songs next week. .. why not the full gig 🤔
  49. 1 point
    The wee distorted backing vocals eachoing the lyrics in the Dead Star chorus Yoooou used tooooo be Eeeeeevery thiiiiiing to Meeee now Iiiiii am Tiiiiiiired of fiiiiiiiighting Freaked me out when I first noticed them back in the day ‘cos I didn’t know what they were saying and thought it was some secret thing but now it’s just neat to singalong to.
  50. 1 point
    Might be assassin, KoC was mentioned by Dom to be the most exhausting one. Can imagine Unnatural Selection too because of the pace it has.
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