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    Bandcamp doesn't do any shipping but they are...

    Bandcamp doesn't do any shipping but they are either shipped by Karisma or by the artist themselves.
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    Really like the album, it is now making its way...

    Really like the album, it is now making its way to me from Norway. BTW, the Whitesnake cover is really well done.
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    Since the 5.1 certainly won't be a discrete mix...

    Since the 5.1 certainly won't be a discrete mix made from the multi-tracks I think I will stick with Audio Fidelitey Stereo SACD which sound really good:...
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    Apparently in stock again:...

    Apparently in stock again: https://www.gep.co.uk/store/solstice-c-3_29/solstice-sia-translucent-yellow-vinyl-p-58.html
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    Yep, New Life is also my favourite Solstice album...

    Yep, New Life is also my favourite Solstice album but damn, Sia is coming close. If it weren't for the slightly dodgy production Silent Dance would be my favourite because the songs themselves are...
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    Cheyenne is actually a bonus track as it is...

    Cheyenne is actually a bonus track as it is re-recording (quite beautiful as well) of a song that was on their debut album from 1984.
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    Solstice (UK) - new album "Sia"

    British band Solstice has a new album out called "Sia" and it is released on the Giant Electric Pea (GEP) label which I find quite fitting for them. It is a gorgeous album with pretty much the same...
  8. Might be because they enlisted Dave Bainbridge...

    Might be because they enlisted Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Celestial Fire, Strawbs, Lifesigns) to play on the album.
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    That was indeed with Collage as well ... I was...

    That was indeed with Collage as well ... I was one of the main organisers of that particular festival and there is a bit of a story about Collage and this visit to the Netherlands. They arrived the...
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    I edited the tracklist on Discogs this afternoon...

    I edited the tracklist on Discogs this afternoon so it is a bit more clear: https://www.discogs.com/Tangerine-Dream-Pilots-Of-Purple-Twilight-The-Virgin-Recordings-1980-1983/release/16136892

    CD 6...
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    Cyan's Pictures From The Other Side album was one...

    Cyan's Pictures From The Other Side album was one I really liked when it was released and I still love it. So I was very much intrigued when he eventually set forth as Magenta but pretty much none of...
  12. That is the nostalgia factor I guess. And IIRC...

    That is the nostalgia factor I guess. And IIRC the RAH show and some other UK shows where the only ones confirmed when the tickets got on sale with no gigs on the European mainland announced. As such...
  13. It sounds good but that is because at least the...

    It sounds good but that is because at least the first half is an almost note for note rendition of this from his Behind The Gardens album:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmeBKOEGAE
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    Years ago I remembered having heard some of their...

    Years ago I remembered having heard some of their music and IIRC Ken Golden mentioned that I would have really liked to release these albums. I now have both Sireena releases and must say I am...
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    Anyone heard these? Fact that it is on Sireena...

    Anyone heard these? Fact that it is on Sireena makes me think this is actually a legit release and hopefully not a LP-to-CD transfer.
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    Yeah, I get it that it can be very boring but it...

    Yeah, I get it that it can be very boring but it isn't really made for attentive listening. For me it works as just a great piece of ambience but remember, I really also like the longform pieces of...
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    I came to JMJ right with his first two albums and...

    I came to JMJ right with his first two albums and kept on following him along his path. It was Rendez-vous which I bought in the release week and that album has remained a favourite of mine although...
  18. Anybody know if they will do this again on June...

    Anybody know if they will do this again on June 5th?
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    Got the album a little over a week ago and I am...

    Got the album a little over a week ago and I am getting more and more impressed with it. I knew of Nightwish but basically everything they did in their early days (i.e. Tarja era) didn't do much for...
  20. I had hoped they excluded it as it sounded awful...

    I had hoped they excluded it as it sounded awful live. Certainly the weakest moment in the whole show.
  21. Some recent Bandcamp discoveries of mine that...

    Some recent Bandcamp discoveries of mine that more people should hear:

    Spiral Orchestra - Atlas Ark: symphonic prog big band from Switzerland delivering an all instrumental sci-fi inspired concept...
  22. It is now and I don't know why it should not go...

    It is now and I don't know why it should not go on.
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    I actually like the way it is mixed. Yes it is a...

    I actually like the way it is mixed. Yes it is a bit murky but that actually adds to the whole vibe of the album. Brighten it up and I fear some of its magic might be lost.
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    Definetely the latter. Basically most fans...

    Definetely the latter. Basically most fans overestimate the popularity of their favourite niche (i.e. anything outside the mainstream) band / artist.
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    I have the same feeling with regard to Resistance...

    I have the same feeling with regard to Resistance as you but I don't think it has anything to do with Martin leaving because upto Resistance the melodic writing was superb. Both Frequency and The...
  26. It might just be me but what is the point of...

    It might just be me but what is the point of having a live DVD in 5.1 ? It is not that they can put certain instruments or parts somewhere else in the soundfield spectrum. It would be odd to hear a...
  27. Sure, everyone who saw him play during that...

    Sure, everyone who saw him play during that noticed it at some point and there is a reason for it: the man suffers with arthritis in his hands. Camel Productions actually communicated that in...
  28. Never knew Camel fans could behave so entitled...

    Never knew Camel fans could behave so entitled ... they seem to forget that Camel Productions is basically a one man + one woman operation with some friends helping out.
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    I can tell you from experience (as I was at this gig) that it did not sound like that in the hall. Ahoy is imfamous for being a pretty shitty sounding arena (although the Amsterdam Arena is even...
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    Listen (and buy) their latest album here:...

    Listen (and buy) their latest album here: https://lifesigns1.bandcamp.com/album/cardington
    Listen (and buy) their debut album here: https://lifesigns1.bandcamp.com/album/lifesigns
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    Indeed he is. Lot of people don't know that...

    Indeed he is. Lot of people don't know that Bainbridge is a fully trained pianist / keyboardist who started out in jazz fusion (and some other things). Guitar was a sidething for him that became one...
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    Saw the current line-up, with Dave Bainbridge on...

    Saw the current line-up, with Dave Bainbridge on guitars and additional keyboards, only once so far but it was on helluva gig. Although Niko Tsonev was an exciting addition to the band stylewise...
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    Here is an official live video of the 2nd line-up...

    Here is an official live video of the 2nd line-up (and first live line-up) with Niko Tsonev guitar. This song eventually got a studio version on the 2nd album Cardington with former Iona guitar...
  34. Regarding Cannibal Surf Babe: I was at the...

    Regarding Cannibal Surf Babe:

    I was at the Dutch Marillion fanclub meeting tagging along with a friend who was a member at the time. It would be the first opportunity to hear the full album in a...
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    I pretty much love all the album except for...

    I pretty much love all the album except for Eliogabalus. Somehow that one sounds not as polished as their debut and the albums that came after it. It gave me the impression that this was material...
  36. Am pretty sure that The Laser's Edge will stock...

    Am pretty sure that The Laser's Edge will stock it in due time.
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    Listened to this and I have to agree, all sounds...

    Listened to this and I have to agree, all sounds a bit lukewarm, never really takes off.
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    Ain Soph - Seven Colours

    I always liked their sound and music but this late 2018 release, apparently a new studio album, has totally fallen under my radar.

    Anyone who has heard it?
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    I just noticed that I indeed made a mistake as I...

    I just noticed that I indeed made a mistake as I want to say: "considering that they have STARTED releasing other bands records evers since Mike went into early retirement ..", some kind of Freudian...
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    Initially GEP was a partnership involving Martin,...

    Initially GEP was a partnership involving Martin, Mike, Thomas Waber (yes, the InsideOut guy) and IQ's lighting guy (if I remember correctly).
    Am pretty sure now that GEP is almost 100% Mike these...
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    Seventh House is a particular lowpoint in IQ's...

    Seventh House is a particular lowpoint in IQ's career IMHO. It is my least played IQ album (and I have them all) but I can tell you that pretty much all the album since Seventh House have been much...
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    That is like comparing apples and oranges IMHO....

    That is like comparing apples and oranges IMHO. What the cd sounds like through your cinema settings is really nothing akin to a dedicated 5.1 mix.

    I did not buy this set for the SW remixes, these...
  43. As always, and it has always been this way ever...

    As always, and it has always been this way ever since Camel went independent, the release is released when it is released. The fact they actually announced there would be a BD is something out of the...
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    Damn, that Smile Has Left Your Eyes performance...

    Damn, that Smile Has Left Your Eyes performance is really good. Hopefully a professional recording of this surfaces on this boxset cause that was one of Wetton's most passionate vocal performances I...
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    Indeed, where as IMHO The Seventh House is the...

    Indeed, where as IMHO The Seventh House is the one IQ album that I rarely play because it was the one album on which I thought they were almost plagiarizing themselves. I also never got the reverence...
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    I wouldn't bet on it. There might be a Montreal...

    I wouldn't bet on it. There might be a Montreal date around that time but it is incredibly tough for a non US band to actually tour in the US.
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    The showtunes / Broadway element came mostly from...

    The showtunes / Broadway element came mostly from Woolfson I reckon which is supported by the fact that when Parsons and Woolfson split (during the production of Freudiana which is a lot more...
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    To each his own I guess but I really like both...

    To each his own I guess but I really like both Try Anything Once and On Air. Also the criticism earlier up in the thread about Alan Parsons delivering Soft Rock or MOR haven't really listened to his...
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    Then you are missing at least 2 albums by...

    Then you are missing at least 2 albums by Satellite. I have the first three, which are a sort of trilogy, but I never really got into Nostalgia

    Satellite Discography @ Discogs
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    Good review and pretty much mirrors my feelings....

    Good review and pretty much mirrors my feelings. First set was a bit ragged but that was most obvious during Time Is Temporary (too bad as it is one of my fave RH songs). Second set was much more...
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    You bet SI released it, they even financed the...

    You bet SI released it, they even financed the recording of it of which most of it was done in a Dutch studio in April - June 1994. Metal Mind did release it but only in Poland where as SI Music made...
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    Hmmm... I like them a lot but forward-thinking I...

    Hmmm... I like them a lot but forward-thinking I wouldn't call them. For me they are a singer-songwriter take on Pink Floyd. Their second album is chockful of finely written songs but there is really...
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    Maybe contact your credit card company?

    Maybe contact your credit card company?
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    I quite like this song just like I like the Jason...

    I quite like this song just like I like the Jason Mraz one. Again, it sits quite nice next to the songs from the Eye In The Sky / Ammonia Avenue albums. Is it as good as some of the best songs on...
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    I love Gaudi but the one APP album I can not get...

    I love Gaudi but the one APP album I can not get along with is Vulture Culture, to me their weakest effort.
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    Guy Manning has released IMHO his two best albums...

    Guy Manning has released IMHO his two best albums ever under the guise of Damanek for which he writes all music, lyrics and does all the vocals and various instruments. Where as I never really got on...
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    Since you replied to the Limelight post may point...

    Since you replied to the Limelight post may point it out that it is actually Gary Brooker (from Procol Harum) singing that song.
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    Shows you haven't heard much APP albums to begin...

    Shows you haven't heard much APP albums to begin with cause this fits in with pretty much everything from the classic era. Just listen to the Eye In The Sky album or Turn Of A Friendly Card.

    I...
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    The In Concert dvd is really wonderful and it has...

    The In Concert dvd is really wonderful and it has some neat extras like this choir only version of a bit from High Hopes:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnoRkVA9zA
  60. The RAH show was the final show of the tour but...

    The RAH show was the final show of the tour but there was a short break between the first batch of gigs and the final ones and I medical issues hampered him during the final shows of the first batch....
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