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Posted: 08 November 2009 at 10:37pm | IP Logged Quote aaronk

The 2-track CD single of "Amazed" by Lonestar appears to have the Captain Mix as the lead track. This is a different version than the what is on the Lonely Grill LP. Currently, there are no notations for this song in the database.
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Posted: 09 November 2009 at 7:10am | IP Logged Quote jimct

Aaron, off the top of my head I think I recall us getting in two different promo CD singles for "Amazed" back in '99, and I will both pull them from inventory/post all the details for you in the next day or two.
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Posted: 09 November 2009 at 12:59pm | IP Logged Quote Hykker

Promo single we got had 5 or 6 different mixes of the song on it. If Jim doesn't beat me to it, I'll take a look at it tonight.
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Posted: 09 November 2009 at 11:00pm | IP Logged Quote jimct

Turns out I could locate only one promo CD single for this song, a 4-track disc, and here are all the particulars:

Lonestar-"Amazed" (Four Mainstream Mixes) (BDJ65916-2)
1-Mainstream Mix (V.U.) (listed 4:09; actual 4:07)
2-Mainstream Mix 2 (listed 4:09; actual 4:07)
3-Captain Mix (listed 4:29; actual 4:26)
4-AC Mix (listed 4:02; actual 4:00)

FYI, our station played track 2 as a current.
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Posted: 10 November 2009 at 8:19am | IP Logged Quote aaronk

Thanks for the info, Jim! My Promo Only disc has the song labeled as the Captain Mix. I'll check the run time when I have a minute to see if it matches up with your promo CD.
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Posted: 10 November 2009 at 5:38pm | IP Logged Quote Paul C

The 7-inch single is the original "country" version from the Lonely Grill CD. The CD single (which, as Aaron states, has the "Captain's Mix" as Track One and the "A/C Mix" as Track Two) and the cassette single (which I don't have) were not released until the song became a pop hit several months after it had been a country hit.

I've always thought that the songwriters borrowed part of the melody from Bryan Adams' "Please Forgive Me".
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Posted: 10 November 2009 at 6:03pm | IP Logged Quote eriejwg

My RPM Top HitsCD lists this track as a 'Pop Edit', yet timing wise, it's probably the A/C mix.
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Posted: 10 November 2009 at 8:41pm | IP Logged Quote aaronk

My Promo Only CD runs 4:26. What is considered the "hit" version? I was PD at my college station's alternative format when the song was a hit, so I don't remember what was played in my local market.
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Posted: 12 November 2009 at 10:44pm | IP Logged Quote Todd Ireland

I've been meaning to post information regarding Lonestar's "Amazed" for quite some time, so I'm glad to see a message thread has finally been formed on the subject. As Paul C. correctly pointed out, the Lonely Grill CD consists of the album version which was the one played on country radio stations and went on to achieve enormous success on the country charts. Months after the song peaked at the country circuit, the BNA record label decided to remix and market the song for pop and adult contemporary stations (and I'm glad they did because I remember thinking at the time that this song had huge potential to be a major crossover hit and a wedding day classic!)

I have the 2-track commercial CD single and it contains the following tracks and actual run times (there are no printed times listed):

1) Amazed (Captain Mix) - 4:26
2) Amazed (A/C Mix) - 4:00

I consider the Captain Mix to be the official single version, though both mixes got a ton of airplay in my area.

By the way, I believe the album version of "Amazed" appears on most of the database CD entries, though there's a chance the Totally Hits 2 disc on Warner/Elektra/Atlantic/Arista 62529 and the Dreams CD on Time-Life 24677-D may consist of one of the pop/AC mixes given that those two titles are pop artist compilations. At any rate, these CDs should really be reviewed individually to determine which version is on them.

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Posted: 01 December 2015 at 10:30am | IP Logged Quote aaronk

I just obtained a 2nd promo CD single for "Amazed" that hasn't been detailed here yet:

BDJ60232-2
1. Mainstream Acoustic Version (listed & actual 3:55)
2. Captain Mix (listed 4:29; actual 4:26)
3. AC Mix (listed 4:02; actual 4:00)
4. Mainstream Mix (V.U.) (listed 4:09; actual 4:07)
5. Mainstream Mix 2 (listed 4:09; actual 4:07)

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If anyone wants to collect the Captain Mix, it is available on NOW That's What I Call Love, track 18. That is where I got it from when I sought it out.

If anyone can correct me, I thought the AC Mix was the country mix and played on country radio and the Captain Mix was remixed specifically for POP radio which is why it went all the way to #1. The Captain Mix was the only version I heard on radio back then.
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Posted: 30 July 2018 at 9:42am | IP Logged Quote aaronk

The AC Mix is definitely different from the LP version, but I don't know which version country radio played. The LP version has steel guitars and a completely different vocal take. All three mixes (LP version, AC Mix, and Captain Mix) are noticeably different. I believe the AC and Captain mixes share the same vocal take, but the piano is a different take between the two, and the latter has a key change toward the end. I'm sure there are numerous other differences, but those are two major ones that make it easy to compare.

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Posted: 31 July 2018 at 12:42pm | IP Logged Quote Brian W.

PopArchivist wrote:
If anyone wants to collect the
Captain Mix, it is available on NOW That's What I Call
Love, track 18.


It's also available on the original US CD single for $1
on Discogs.
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Posted: 31 July 2018 at 5:45pm | IP Logged Quote Ron S

aaronk wrote:
The AC Mix is definitely different from the LP version, but I
don't know which version country radio played. The LP version has steel
guitars and a completely different vocal take. All three mixes (LP version, AC
Mix, and Captain Mix) are noticeably different. I believe the AC and Captain
mixes share the same vocal take, but the piano is a different take between the
two, and the latter has a key change toward the end. I'm sure there are
numerous other differences, but those are two major ones that make it easy to
compare.


What about the mainstream mixes? How do they differ from the AC and
Captain Mix?
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Posted: 31 July 2018 at 7:19pm | IP Logged Quote eriejwg

Listened to the Captain Mix today and can say I've never
heard that version before or on the radio locally. If it's
played on the radio, I usually hear the A/C mix. The
country stations play the LP version.

The A/C mix is what I play at weddings vs. the LP version.

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Posted: 01 August 2018 at 7:47am | IP Logged Quote aaronk

The Mainstream Mix is totally different from the Captain and AC mixes. Again, the vocal take is likely the same as those two mixes, but the piano is mostly gone, there are new guitars added, and the bass drum hits on every beat giving it an uptempo feel.

It's funny how the version played varied widely in each market. Jimct says above that his station played the Mainstream Mix.

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Posted: 01 August 2018 at 7:52am | IP Logged Quote aaronk

Also, the Mainstream Acoustic Version is different from all of the other versions mentioned so far. A drum machine has taken the place of live drums, there is no piano, and it sounds like new acoustic guitar parts have been recorded for it. The vocal take, however, is the same as the Captain, AC, and Mainstream mixes.

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Posted: 12 August 2018 at 7:20pm | IP Logged Quote KentT

The Country stations play the LP cut. And it was also
serviced to Country stations on Compact Disc Express aka
CDX.

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