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  1. Listening to that undubbed Shrine show, I can see...

    Listening to that undubbed Shrine show, I can see why Gabriel would feel the need to fill in certain lyrical flubs (there's a big one on 'Carpet Crawlers') or whatever, and I could have lived with...
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    Dreadful year for New Orleans (following Dr John...

    Dreadful year for New Orleans (following Dr John and Dave Bartholomew). RIP.
  3. I definitely did! I was under the mistaken...

    I definitely did! I was under the mistaken impression it was only done in parts.

    I'm not sure who did the mix for the six tracks which were broadcast on radio at the time but I like the sound of...
  4. I've heard the same ones. I'd hope that Wembley...

    I've heard the same ones. I'd hope that Wembley 1975 show exists in full multi-track form. A very strong performance.

    The bulk of the Liverpool show exists in excellent soundboard quality, save...
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    I do not think claims about Jones' style at this...

    I do not think claims about Jones' style at this point being a bad fit are overstated, actually. Compared with Moon, Jones leaves a lot of space in the sound- a more conventional 'time-keeping' style...
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    ^Well, surely the 1969/70 period didn't treat the...

    ^Well, surely the 1969/70 period didn't treat the studio album as sacrosanct, because it was just the four of them. Arguably this 1989 tour was more about replicating the sound of the original album...
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    That 1989 tour was very showbizzy- arguably The...

    That 1989 tour was very showbizzy- arguably The Who's lowest point as a live act. I suppose it's just as well there wasn't a new studio album in that period!

    Tommy sort of works with the more...
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    There was a DVD release covering a show from that...

    There was a DVD release covering a show from that tour, but with Gary Glitter edited out and PJ Proby (from another show later in the tour) edited in.
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    A version of Flying Teapot recently came out on...

    A version of Flying Teapot recently came out on Charly with the original Virgin cover. The timing on Amazon suggests the same old one again.
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    So, onto Charlton 1974- another famous live...

    So, onto Charlton 1974- another famous live recording. Footage exists of some of this as it was shown on the BBC and a few songs have been released on VHS/DVD. Much of it was broadcast on the radio...
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    There are those early demos- 'Diddley Daddy',...

    There are those early demos- 'Diddley Daddy', 'Road Runner', 'Bright Lights Big City' etc. They sound remarkably quaint now! That first EP and the 'Come On' single are much the same. Jagger's voice...
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    Yes a remarkable achievement in the current...

    Yes a remarkable achievement in the current climate. I haven't bought any since the second issue (not sure I bought any other magazines after that point either) but I never envisaged that it would...
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    That was used on some soundtrack or other in the...

    That was used on some soundtrack or other in the 90s.

    I like a fair bit of Voodoo Lounge. It's 'retro' but I think that direction suits them more than some of the more market-chasing stuff on...
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    ^Look at Yes themselves, an 'album band' if ever...

    ^Look at Yes themselves, an 'album band' if ever there was one, in terms of using the album to create a consistent mood with ebb-and-flow. And I agree RE; Howe.



    Same here. I sort of feel...
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    I watched that 1969 London Coliseum show again,...

    I watched that 1969 London Coliseum show again, they were really 'on' in this show. I had forgotten about the sound drop-out on 'Christmas' and 'The Acid Queen' though- ugh. Nevertheless I think this...
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    I've never been over-enthused by his solo stuff,...

    I've never been over-enthused by his solo stuff, a bit 'muso' for me. I like the odd track such as 'Pennants'.
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    Beyond Jagger's 'political' joke which has...

    Beyond Jagger's 'political' joke which has attracted press attention, the latest show had only two real surprises- 'She's So Cold' and 'Play With Fire'. Both have been in the setlists over the years...
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    I liked the acoustic tracks on Endless Wire-...

    I liked the acoustic tracks on Endless Wire- things like 'Man In A Purple Dress' and 'Tea And Theatre'- for that reason. They were different to what they'd done before, so not obviously trying to...
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    There was a version which 'leaked' that was the...

    There was a version which 'leaked' that was the full unvarnished Leeds concert...but with the static from Entwistle's bass guitar cable also unvarnished.

    RE; Largo. I think the Quadrophenia...
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    I read that they were playing 'Imagine A Man' on...

    I read that they were playing 'Imagine A Man' on their current tour.

    I'm going to have to play Largo 1973 again, my memory is that it could be musically stronger overall but there's a lot of...
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    There were quite a few covers of that Larry...

    There were quite a few covers of that Larry Williams song back then- The Animals, The Hollies etc. But The Stones one is by far the best IMHO, thanks to that buzzsaw guitar.
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    Yes a lot of their professional recordings have...

    Yes a lot of their professional recordings have similar set-lists, as there are so many from 1969/70 (Leeds, Hull, Isle Of Wight, Amsterdam, Tanglewood etc.). I don't really see the need for another...
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    Leeds has not been officially released on CD in...

    Leeds has not been officially released on CD in its correct order, which is unfortunate.

    The Tommy section of Amsterdam is rough around the edges in places. But, as it's an early performance of...
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    Just bumping an old thread as I've listened to a...

    Just bumping an old thread as I've listened to a few old shows. I think this Philadelphia 1973 show is seen as the best of the Quadrophenia tour but I think the album just didn't work live at the...
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    'See Saw' is probably his best known track, I...

    'See Saw' is probably his best known track, I guess.

    'She Said Yeah' is another great cover on Out Of Our Heads which presumably hasn't been played in decades. Their ultimate 'garage rock' track,...
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    :meh ...

    :meh

    https://www.tmz.com/2019/07/04/toto-singer-bobby-kimball-cop-police-fight-threat/?fbclid=IwAR09EjmDfLuMjtODayaI2U-LEFEFTfsW4rK9n_GPfTyvETHv2VoPcZCdAsI
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    I think the set-lists could do with more songs...

    I think the set-lists could do with more songs like that and 'Fool To Cry' which they did last year. They have loads of great songs not played for years.
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    ^Don Covay. I see that it was the first time...

    ^Don Covay.

    I see that it was the first time they've played it in 50 years, since that Hyde Park show.
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    'Mercy Mercy' was played in Washington. Not sure...

    'Mercy Mercy' was played in Washington. Not sure when they last played that! I know it was in that 1969 Hyde Park show but I don't think it's ever been a set-list regular. One of my favourite covers...
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    Another one I listened to recently was that last...

    Another one I listened to recently was that last Earls Court '75 show, they were on majestic form there. They should have released far more than the songs on the 2003 DVD from these shows. Love the...
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    I understand Zurich is seen as the best...

    I understand Zurich is seen as the best individual show but yeah, there's obviously something missing even from this show.

    I think ...Out Door would have worked better with the outtakes used on...
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    Only bumped this because it was the most recent...

    Only bumped this because it was the most recent thread but I've been listening to a lot of their live shows lately, most recently that Zurich show from the last 1980 European tour. This tour usually...
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    Gone again. Good. But I dare say there will be...

    Gone again. Good. But I dare say there will be another 'comeback'.
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    ^2008 saw the start of a new reissue campaign...

    ^2008 saw the start of a new reissue campaign with extra tracks added to the albums. (Including Tupelo Honey which apparently Morrison does not want available anymore.) But then the plug was pulled...
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    I'd say It's Too Late To Stop Now was more...

    I'd say It's Too Late To Stop Now was more focussed on his R&B side. Lots of great covers he never did in the studio. The remaster of this added 'Brown Eyed Girl'. There was also a 4 disc set which...
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    ^Maybe his best album IMHO even though there are...

    ^Maybe his best album IMHO even though there are no obvious hits on it. 1980's Common One was the logical conclusion of this approach...an unheralded masterpiece, I'd say.
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    I do think the debut sounded like a true band...

    I do think the debut sounded like a true band effort, in that all four members audibly made their presence felt.

    I'd say the two best songs on Alpha were the ones they were playing on the first...
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    I think the first Asia album was strong. Alpha...

    I think the first Asia album was strong. Alpha was weaker and Astra was considerably weaker. They were less interesting without Howe, to me. (I didn't have too much interest in hearing Gravitas, for...
  39. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/magazine/univer...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/magazine/universal-music-fire-bands-list-umg.html?smid=tw-nytmag&smtyp=cur

    It would be my guess that the Soft Machine album would be the debut as it was recorded...
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    Or 'Toy Bell' as it was also known in the 50s. ...

    Or 'Toy Bell' as it was also known in the 50s.

    Sad times for New Orleans, losing Mac Rebennack/Dr John and now Dave Bartholomew. You see Bartholomew's name on the credits of so many great songs.
  41. Indeed, Talk is where their commercial slide...

    Indeed, Talk is where their commercial slide started but to be fair, it also wasn't on a major label. They'd never get back to where they were in terms of sales of new albums, although there was a...
  42. The music journalist Stephen Thomas Erlewine...

    The music journalist Stephen Thomas Erlewine flagged this up on Twitter. The big thread about this fire on the Hoffman forum has disappeared from public view.

    Also, the legal battle has started:...
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    Has 'Future Times/Rejoice' been played since this...

    Has 'Future Times/Rejoice' been played since this 1978/9 touring period? I admit I'm not that familiar with what the post-Anderson line-ups have played but offhand I don't think they did it again...
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    ^Here in the UK Sky Arts are the only channel...

    ^Here in the UK Sky Arts are the only channel likely to show it. I remember for their 50th anniversary in 2012, the BBC showed various Stones programmes- the premiere of Crossfire Hurricane but also...
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    ^The set-lists have been boring for years, IMHO....

    ^The set-lists have been boring for years, IMHO. That and 'Dead Flowers' were the only things worthy of note here. But whatever, given Jagger's health problems, nice to see him back out there doing...
  46. It's not for me to say (as Johnny Mathis had it!)...

    It's not for me to say (as Johnny Mathis had it!) whether he should be touring or not- it's his choice. But that first clip was unquestionably tough to watch, as he used to play their whole set with...
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    I miss the glorious, full-bodied sounds you hear...

    I miss the glorious, full-bodied sounds you hear on CTTE/Tales...IMHO he seemed to favour pretty thin, reedy synth sounds from Tormato onwards. And I don't like the pitch bend on the solos of 'Don't...
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    The shelf-life of DVDs concerns me more than CDs-...

    The shelf-life of DVDs concerns me more than CDs- thus far it appears that only a couple of CD pressing plants were making dud discs some decades ago.

    One thing I have read is that DVDs which...
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    'Sad Sad Sad' was played in the opening show of...

    'Sad Sad Sad' was played in the opening show of this tour. Bit of a surprising choice- I do like Steel Wheels but that's a bit of a by-numbers song really.
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    Agreed and the ending is still weak in this...

    Agreed and the ending is still weak in this version.

    I don't like Wakeman's synth sounds in this period. Tormato has a smorgasbord of bad sounds, for my taste.:meh



    Yeah I was a bit shocked...
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    Me neither. The thing is with that box, it was...

    Me neither. The thing is with that box, it was all shows from one period with identical set-lists, and Yes didn't improvise that much.

    RE; Wembley. I particularly like that version of 'Silent...
  52. ^Once voted the worst album of all time in some...

    ^Once voted the worst album of all time in some poll or other!

    I'm only really familiar with his notorious 'Jack The Ripper', a Joe Meek production for which there was one of those campy...
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    I don't think 'The Revealing...' has much...

    I don't think 'The Revealing...' has much padding, I think of that as one of their strongest epics. But 'The Remembering' has a lot and doesn't flow as well, IMHO. It's my least favourite of their...
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    ^Some critics raved about it, but yes. I've long...

    ^Some critics raved about it, but yes. I've long had the impression Jagger still doesn't like it very much and ISTR he's said something like a lot of it doesn't work live. But 'Rocks Off', 'Rip This...
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    Sadly the tour was never multi-tracked. I don't...

    Sadly the tour was never multi-tracked. I don't even think there any soundboards. A terrible shame.

    'The Remembering' was dropped even during the tour. I don't rate it very highly on the album but...
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    Rick Wakeman said decades later in an interview...

    Rick Wakeman said decades later in an interview that an MSG show was the only time Tales... ever worked live. He doesn't specify which MSG show, but this was definitely an 'on' night. I've listened...
  57. ^I think expectations have to be reduced at this...

    ^I think expectations have to be reduced at this late stage. Was it comparable to their 00s versions? Not really- and forget about the 70s! But that second version was not an embarrassment either....
  58. I kept quiet about the first version at the...

    I kept quiet about the first version at the time, but it was what I feared it would sound like, shall we say. This second version is considerably better, even with less than ideal YouTube...
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    I've noticed he drinks a lot of water on stage....

    I've noticed he drinks a lot of water on stage. You can see it in both 'Africa' clips.
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    I watched various clips, including the one below,...

    I watched various clips, including the one below, from this particular show a couple of years ago in a state of shock! This might be one of the worst shows of all time, from his singing to the band...
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