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    That's more or less what I said, except I wasn't...

    That's more or less what I said, except I wasn't sure whether "Cadence" was the same version that had been available as a download. In any case, that's its debut on CD - which makes a difference to...
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    For the record, the new expanded edition of the...

    For the record, the new expanded edition of the Audio Diary box has a fifth CD from 2018 shows, including versions of "Bolero" and "Cadence and Cascade", otherwise unavailable in their recent live...
  3. Thread: Poil - Sus

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    I'd go see that one in a heartbeat ! ...

    I'd go see that one in a heartbeat !

    http://www.calyx-canterbury.fr/mp3/svetbusters.jpg
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    That I’m afraid I don’t know. Hopefully we’ll get...

    That I’m afraid I don’t know. Hopefully we’ll get an official word on this soon.
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    Yes. As far as studio albums, it will also...

    Yes. As far as studio albums, it will also contain 1976's "Shamal". Plus loads of live material, mostly the entire concerts from which 1977's "Live Etc." was compiled.
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    No comparison there - whereas the GG box was...

    No comparison there - whereas the GG box was mooted as a possible project, there never were reports of any actual production work being undertaken towards it (unless I missed something), there have...
  7. Thread: Magma Zess

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    I don't honestly see Vander retiring until he is...

    I don't honestly see Vander retiring until he is physically incapable of playing/singing. So as long as he's in good enough shape to do it, he (& Magma) will. Supposedly there's still a lot of...
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    That was his opinion at the time, but I'm not...

    That was his opinion at the time, but I'm not sure it still holds. Indeed, three other tracks from this album have been performed on the last tours but not that one. It was, if I recall correctly,...
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    Expected in October along with the new ItCotCK...

    Expected in October along with the new ItCotCK boxed set.
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    Well, my knowledge is fairly recent, and doesn't...

    Well, my knowledge is fairly recent, and doesn't much exceed what anyone could find using Google...

    Here's the longest track from the 1977 EP :
    ...
  11. Thread: Magma Zess

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    OK, since you so kindly asked... Actually the...

    OK, since you so kindly asked... Actually the performance was shorter than you suggest. It started nearly on time ca. 8.30pm and ended around 11.40pm (iirc), but with two 20-25 minute breaks. So,...
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    There does seem to exist footage from the Steve...

    There does seem to exist footage from the Steve Miller era, although I've personally never seen any. There is also a chance that some footage from Amougies (possibly including the jam with Zappa on...
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    None whatsoever - it was just a joke referring to...

    None whatsoever - it was just a joke referring to the "DVD from French TV", which is literally that, rather than anything to do with the US band French TV.
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    As far as I'm aware, it was always Mariano...

    As far as I'm aware, it was always Mariano playing that material, except for the instances where the Garbarek Group played a Weber piece, or special one-off editions of Colours featured Garbarek...
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    It’s clearer now that the Bolero is being...

    It’s clearer now that the Bolero is being performed live that many of the winds/horns’ parts towards the end of the jazz middle section (now played by Fripp and Jakko’s guitars) were fully scored....
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    Well, you’re right that this is what he meant to...

    Well, you’re right that this is what he meant to say, but not what he wrote, which literally could be understood to mean that.
  17. Thread: Magma Zess

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    For anyone interested, the upcoming Magma concert...

    For anyone interested, the upcoming Magma concert with Emmanuel Borghi on Rhodes Is apparently Carcassonne on July 6th.
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    Trane : M’y point is just that, by using the word...

    Trane : M’y point is just that, by using the word version in a meaning nobody else seems to understand, you are muddying the whole point of the discussion and not everyone (or anybody) is talking if...
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    Both partly wrong. It was Himiko who left first,...

    Both partly wrong. It was Himiko who left first, after an argument in rehearsal with Vander (purely musical). Antoine left in solidarity, and Emmanuel thought it was time for him to seek pastures new...
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    Why do you keep (improperly) using the word...

    Why do you keep (improperly) using the word "version" ? Would you say someone writing a waltz is writing a "version" of "the waltz" ?
    Other than the snare drum part, I don't hear anything relating...
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    «*Way too close to Ravel’s Bolero*» ?!? ...

    «*Way too close to Ravel’s Bolero*» ?!?

    Anything other than the snare drum part remotely resembling anything in Ravel’s piece ? Please elaborate as I don’t get your point at all there.
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    It was expected to coincide with the anniversary...

    It was expected to coincide with the anniversary of the début album’s release, so October, and I think that still holds.
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    Why would those credits change ? In the same way...

    Why would those credits change ? In the same way that a lot of bands did back then, the default policy was to credit everyone for everything, and this is what they did, except for those two songs...
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    You're oversimplifying things somewhat - what a...

    You're oversimplifying things somewhat - what a surprise !
    Fripp had writing credits on 3 of the 5 tracks on the first album. Just because the rest of the band are also credited doesn't annihilate...
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    He seems to use the keyboard mostly to trigger...

    He seems to use the keyboard mostly to trigger bass pedal sounds. The only time I saw him actually touch the keyboard was towards the end of either Epitaph or In the Court, iirc. Fripp played more...
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    Again, I don't think the parallel works here. Not...

    Again, I don't think the parallel works here. Not wishing to be pompous, but we're talking works of art, here. Who else would be entitled to a copy if not the 3-4-5 artists and producer who together...
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    I don't know if this is supposed to be a joke,...

    I don't know if this is supposed to be a joke, but to call an album you wrote and played on a "new product by one's former company" borders on the insulting, imho.
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    At the VERY LEAST, send them a copy of the...

    At the VERY LEAST, send them a copy of the finished product. They AT LEAST deserve that. Sure, having everyone's involvement / right of veto on any such project can turn into a nightmare and there...
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    This reminds me of a number of reissued where...

    This reminds me of a number of reissued where someone who is essentially a reissue supervisor finds himself credited as producer on the same level as the original (real) producer. This is very wrong....
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    Did the same, & more recently did an expanded...

    Did the same, & more recently did an expanded version for iTunes...

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    Not a festival, just a double-bill. But it was...

    Not a festival, just a double-bill. But it was great nonetheless !
  32. Is a Bruford box with just EarthWorks really...

    Is a Bruford box with just EarthWorks really "career-spanning" ? Doesn't really apply to Banks either, although at least it does cover his solo career from the beginning.
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    Alan is evidently misremembering the order in...

    Alan is evidently misremembering the order in which All Things Must Pass, THEN Imagine, were recorded.
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    That came up in a FB discussion recently. The...

    That came up in a FB discussion recently. The discussion was about who named the band. Not as simple as it seems to answer. Sure, there was a song by McDonald and Sinfield that existed before the...
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    FWIW, Billy Sherwood doesn't use a Rickenbacker...

    FWIW, Billy Sherwood doesn't use a Rickenbacker either - although he does sound close enough to Squire for my liking in the current line-up. The usual band politics dictated that he not take part,...
  36. A few corrections to the above : - both Dave...

    A few corrections to the above :

    - both Dave Sturt and Ian East joined in 2009 for the "2032" tour (I seem to remember Mike Howlett did a few of the early dates before moving to Australia for a...
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    No, they opened with a new arrangement of...

    No, they opened with a new arrangement of "Contre", then did "Ceux D'En Bas". Then Roger's new piece, of which they played 25 minutes (I clocked it) - they're not sure how much of what they didn't...
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    More trivia - John Greaves played the bass riff...

    More trivia - John Greaves played the bass riff from the finale of "Tubular Bells" during the transition from the first to the second half of "Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road" (the original...
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    Just for the record, John Greaves also played...

    Just for the record, John Greaves also played "God Song" solo after the two Greaves/Blegvad songs he did with Annie Barbazza ("Bad Alchemy" and "The Song"). The NSRO part was ALL Robert Wyatt...
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    More like 33...

    More like 33...
  41. He REALLY is Gary Glitter, it seems.

    He REALLY is Gary Glitter, it seems.
  42. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Well, there are several studios. The basic tracks...

    Well, there are several studios. The basic tracks were done at Studio Sextan near Paris, where incidentally I was the next day, attending another session with Simon Goubert, this time playing drums...
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    I don't think that actually factored - Vander has...

    I don't think that actually factored - Vander has never drummed on this piece, it was always done with a second drummer with Vander just singing. Maybe he could have pulled off the drumming and done...
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    This got me more excited about the album than I...

    This got me more excited about the album than I thought I'd be. Great EPK.

    Saw Magma's public rehearsal in Epinay last Saturday - great to see them back in action, with the special Paris...
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    I didn't mean to imply it wasn't (or was, for...

    I didn't mean to imply it wasn't (or was, for that matter), it was the lecturing I was (gently) mocking. I enjoyed the Steven Wilson gig I saw where he did it, notwithstanding that.
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    Next thing you know Fripp is going to break his...

    Next thing you know Fripp is going to break his vow of onstage silence and lecture us on how ABBA is cool !
  47. Thread: Being Pink Floyd

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    To be honest, I can easly imagine the same kind...

    To be honest, I can easly imagine the same kind of thing happening with virtually any band whose 'classic line-up' reunites after years of not seeing each other and mostly communicating through their...
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    I think what people mean when they talk of a...

    I think what people mean when they talk of a "studio album" is not necessarily that it was all recorded in a studio - "Starless and Bible Black" was 2/3rds live and is still viewed as one of KC's...
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    Wrong example - the music for "Matte Kudasai" was...

    Wrong example - the music for "Matte Kudasai" was predominantly Fripp's - and was originally written as an instrumental for the League of Gentlemen.
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    To be absolutely fair, they had Mark Fletcher...

    To be absolutely fair, they had Mark Fletcher replacing John Marshall on drums at RIO. Although I thought Fletch brought a fresh energy to the performance, it certainly wasn't the best context to...
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    The final falling out between Fripp and Lake was...

    The final falling out between Fripp and Lake was at the NYC Epitaph event. Fripp let the other three stranded on some balcony while giving solo interviews, which Lake felt was humiliating. Lake went...
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    Thé Hackett story is about 1997-98, not 1974 !!...

    Thé Hackett story is about 1997-98, not 1974 !! This was after Fripp and Lake fell out for good and Fripp wanted either Wetton to replace Lake, or Hackett to replace him, as possible alternatives to...
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    Theo also played keys rather than woodwinds on at...

    Theo also played keys rather than woodwinds on at least one Steven Wilson song when he was in his touring band. Nothing virtuosic, admittedly. And as mentioned above, he's been playing more and more...
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    The original is "you’ve got to work to succeed",...

    The original is "you’ve got to work to succeed", not "want".
  55. As in «I couldn’t wait to hear it, so I left*» ?

    As in «I couldn’t wait to hear it, so I left*» ?
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    ? What makes you say he didn't play on it ?

    ? What makes you say he didn't play on it ?
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    Well, there never was a "Love Beach" tour - I...

    Well, there never was a "Love Beach" tour - I don't think one was even planned and then cancelled. What you saw was more likely a "Works Vol 2" era tour programme.
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    In fact, they asked the guy from Inventioning...

    In fact, they asked the guy from Inventioning what the likely cost for recording a 20-minute EP would be, and he replied a million dollars, plus expenses. Indeed, they decided it wouldn't recoup and...
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    Wasn't Howe's contribution to this album recorded...

    Wasn't Howe's contribution to this album recorded way back when, as opposed to recently as Anderson makes it sound ?

    ("I haven't sang [sic] with him in many years" imples the former, otherwise he...
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    No, more like two (possibly a little more), but...

    No, more like two (possibly a little more), but it's divided into 3 acts because of the changes in set-up - for the Trick/Wuthering material Denis Gagné starts out playing bass, then some keyboards...
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