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    Not bad at all, but lyrically I got 'Cooks...

    Not bad at all, but lyrically I got 'Cooks County' vibes from the repetition of 'Guantanamo'.
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    ^The Brussels Affair version is, for my taste,...

    ^The Brussels Affair version is, for my taste, the greatest bit of live rock 'n' roll ever captured on tape.

    I agree with all that, really. I think the guitar tones are quite thin now, and...
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    They played at least one of them live, called...

    They played at least one of them live, called 'Hero Ground Zero'. Mid-tempo, not unlike 'Real Good Looking Boy'.
  4. Watching Pulse again, I still don't really like...

    Watching Pulse again, I still don't really like 'Take It Back' (generic stadium rock) or 'Coming Back To Life' (ploddy, Gilmour obviously likes it though) but for whatever reason 'Keep Talking' seems...
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    I enjoy his Song Cycle a lot. Never heard any of...

    I enjoy his Song Cycle a lot. Never heard any of his other albums though.
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    ^Great record, I think it was on the original...

    ^Great record, I think it was on the original Nuggets double album. The original version was actually by a UK vocal group called The Ivy League. (One of its writers John Carter was a member of this...
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    It is believed that at least some of them were...

    It is believed that at least some of them were not overly enthused about the direction. I believe the tension really boiled over circa 'Masterpiece'.
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    Thom Bell produced for them, and wrote some of...

    Thom Bell produced for them, and wrote some of the hits...an underrated figure in music, I think. Also love their 'It's A Shame', produced/written by Stevie Wonder which was their only big hit for...
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    A truly great record. I rate some disco...

    A truly great record. I rate some disco (Summer/Moroder, Chic etc.), just not the stupid novelties, bandwagon jumpers or ropey Eurodisco (Boney M, say- don't get them at all!). That's the sort of...
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    A Teddy Randazzo one here: ...

    A Teddy Randazzo one here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3j9bAVqt3c

    Pure class. The follow-up 'Hurt So Bad' also had a few covers. A later one called 'Yesterday Has Gone' was a big UK hit...
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    Another magnificent Goffin/King record: ...

    Another magnificent Goffin/King record:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3mvJE-SUnc

    Had a few covers but Freddie Scott's original hit version is by far the best. Great vocal, terrific...
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    Fabulous song, as are 'Kiss Me Baby' and 'She...

    Fabulous song, as are 'Kiss Me Baby' and 'She Knows Me Too Well' on that album (Today!).
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    Within prog, in the world of awkward attempts at...

    Within prog, in the world of awkward attempts at 'pop' songs, I'm oddly fond of Camel's 'You Make Me Smile'. Someone here once described it derisively as a 'disco waltz'...absolutely true, but I...
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    I remember a Mojo article (ABBA were on the front...

    I remember a Mojo article (ABBA were on the front cover) where within it, none other than Peter Hammill said that was his favourite.

    I do love all those early-mid 60s Brill Building records, as I...
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    Love all their singles. 'It's Time For Love' is...

    Love all their singles. 'It's Time For Love' is another great one, great laid-back, trippy-synth mood on that. Not sure it did much in the US but it was a big hit in the UK. 'The Coldest Day In My...
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    The first version I ever heard, actually- on some...

    The first version I ever heard, actually- on some OGWT compilation in the 90s. Loved it, and consider it one of the all-time great rock TV performances. Totally over-the-top and magnificent. Alas...
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    Not remotely 'guilty' about any of it but on a...

    Not remotely 'guilty' about any of it but on a 'prog' or even rock site, these things don't come up that much, more's the pity:

    ABBA
    Bee Gees (not just the 60s stuff)
    Carpenters
    Early 60s...
  18. ^'Learning To Fly', 'On The Turning Away' and...

    ^'Learning To Fly', 'On The Turning Away' and 'Sorrow' are all very good songs. I quite like the 'A New Machine/Terminal Frost' suite as well, 80s sounds notwithstanding.

    Gilmour mentioned in an...
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    I'm just trying to think. There is that Swing In...

    I'm just trying to think. There is that Swing In film from 1969 which was on the Classic Artists DVD, is that still in print? This had interviews and some footage of them in the Royal Albert Hall.
    ...
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    ^There's only a couple of tracks different...

    ^There's only a couple of tracks different between them.:meh Hardly like The Beatles' US track-listings, is it?

    As for the 'rip-off' accusations, that's funny- some on here buy the same albums...
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    ^Yes, the original sequencing should be...

    ^Yes, the original sequencing should be kept...just add on the extra tracks at the end. It's not that many anyway- 'One For John Gee', '17' and the UK 'Teacher'. Think that's it...unless you count...
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    ^That's a classic. The Sensational Alex Harvey...

    ^That's a classic. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band also gave several full-throttle performances. But there was a fair amount of second-division rock of less interest now. It's certainly not all like...
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    ^They sound really hungry and focussed, as it's...

    ^They sound really hungry and focussed, as it's from 1970 the set is entirely from the first two albums. Sadly that really bad performance from the Hammersmith Odeon in 1978 (released as Never Say...
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    http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/thread/6824/y...

    http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/thread/6824/yorkshire-tyne-tees-television-shop

    http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/thread/2528

    The Black Sabbath performance shot for this series...
  25. I don't think of that period as being their most...

    I don't think of that period as being their most musically interesting as a live act, but in terms of spectacle they were delivering big time.
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    I've said this before but I think an expanded...

    I've said this before but I think an expanded reissue of Living In The Past would be a good way to get that Carnegie Hall show out in full again. Bear in mind the only full release of the original...
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    Progatron is probably the man for this job. But...

    Progatron is probably the man for this job. But whilst I don't have the Wilson ones, looking at what's on the 20th box, I think it's 80s tracks like 'Motor Eyes' and 'Coronach' which have not been on...
  28. It appears that only the complete Early Years box...

    It appears that only the complete Early Years box was affected, rather than the separate releases...so far. Poor show for something so expensive.
  29. ^If they still have it, the raw footage of the...

    ^If they still have it, the raw footage of the show should certainly have been released instead of the dated original with all the slow motion, soft focus stuff. It was apparently filmed (unlike...
  30. The tracklist of the Delicate Sound... DVD/BR is...

    The tracklist of the Delicate Sound... DVD/BR is the same as the VHS, which leads me to believe it's the same old version with all the crappy post-production stuff. I may be wrong...a release of the...
  31. Yeah, forget about it then.

    Yeah, forget about it then.
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    Being pedantic, Spector wasn't a murderer in...

    Being pedantic, Spector wasn't a murderer in 1995. But to be sure, he was still not someone I'd ever have wanted to deal with, as brilliant as those records were/are.

    I think that specific part in...
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    ^Yes, that one. Should probably have been left...

    ^Yes, that one. Should probably have been left out of the mix, made it seem very 80s power ballad when it isn't at all. If this set has a remix, perhaps there's a chance!

    I think the closing...
  34. Bedford's YouTube channel is a bit of a treasure...

    Bedford's YouTube channel is a bit of a treasure trove, various extremely rare promos for other artists:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9kHCTihNOZRiGcwidZ30A/videos

    The call-sheet answered...
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    Perhaps the best album they did with Hogarth....

    Perhaps the best album they did with Hogarth. I've even mellowed to 'Cannibal Surf Babe'.

    'Beautiful' is a gorgeous song, and subtle enough that it avoids 'power ballad' territory. There's that...
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    Yeah if I was to recommend two Floyd audience...

    Yeah if I was to recommend two Floyd audience bootlegs of that period, it would be LA 1975 and Oakland 1977. The latter is particularly valuable because there is no multi-track documentation of that...
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    It does depend on the circumstances for me. When...

    It does depend on the circumstances for me. When it's a badly recorded show on a tour already documented in better quality elsewhere, I don't need to hear it. (Why I've never really bothered with...
  38. Based on the official releases alone, I'd say...

    Based on the official releases alone, I'd say that Gilmour tour was much better live than the 80s/90s Floyd. And a lot of surprises over the various setlists- 'Wots Uh The Deal', 'Fat Old Sun',...
  39. 'Echoes' was the set opener very early on in that...

    'Echoes' was the set opener very early on in that tour. I listened to a version a while ago. It wasn't very good IMHO...the 'funk' section had some slap bass and that jumping-up-and-down percussion...
  40. Not that I can buy any of these mega-boxes anyway...

    Not that I can buy any of these mega-boxes anyway but the only things worth a damn in here are the late 80s live discs, particularly the expanded Delicate Sound Of Thunder. That looks nice. Hope it...
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    Listened to Mike Millard's LA Sports Arena 1975...

    Listened to Mike Millard's LA Sports Arena 1975 show again a few times lately, and that's a contender for the best sounding audience recording I've ever heard. Truly extraordinary sound. What's...
  42. ^Only one of the three has seen an official CD...

    ^Only one of the three has seen an official CD release that I know of...

    https://www.discogs.com/Roger-Waters-The-Wall-Berlin-90/release/2741293

    Although something like this is hardly a...
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    ^The 1969/70 Isle Of Wight festivals had some of...

    ^The 1969/70 Isle Of Wight festivals had some of the bigger names that Woodstock did not get. And it's a pity there was no professional recordings made of the Bath festival.
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    'The Hero's Return Parts 1/2', which had another verse ('Jesus Christ I might as well be dead')....it was on a B side. The bowlderised 'Not Now John' (which I'm not sure I've ever heard!). ISTR the...
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    Only thing of interest really would be a separate release of the (seemingly) expanded Delicate Sound Of Thunder.
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    With the 2005 reunion, the Royal Albert Hall...

    With the 2005 reunion, the Royal Albert Hall shows went smoothly. Apparently the Bruce/Baker friction started to surface again over the course of the MSG shows. Clapton also regretted doing those US...
  47. That 2cd anthology which came out in the 90s is...

    That 2cd anthology which came out in the 90s is well worth having, has a few (then) unreleased tracks and B sides.
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    I certainly don't mind a mellower sound per se...

    I certainly don't mind a mellower sound per se and I thought 'You Better You Bet' was a strong comeback single, poppy as it was. That pop side was always part of their make-up, they were a terrific...
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    I think the main Daltrey solo album which...

    I think the main Daltrey solo album which registered in the UK was his first. 'Giving It All Away' was a sizeable hit. The album was almost entirely co-written by a pre-fame Leo Sayer. Doesn't sound...
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    And for those in the same boat, a deluxe edition...

    And for those in the same boat, a deluxe edition CD is out next month:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Teapot-Gong/dp/B07W6CDJJ2

    With a second disc of the Bataclan show. Great.

    The others...
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    Some big names went on much later than CCR that...

    Some big names went on much later than CCR that same morning. Sly And The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, The Who...

    A few big fans of CCR on the Hoffman forum have bought their set and have said in...
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    I've found Barnes to be a very balanced and fair...

    I've found Barnes to be a very balanced and fair writer on the subject in magazine articles I've read. So that bodes well.
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    Watching the extras on the 2009 release and CCR...

    Watching the extras on the 2009 release and CCR really tear it up on 'Keep On Chooglin'. How did that stay in the can for so many decades??
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    Some of that Toronto stuff has also done the...

    Some of that Toronto stuff has also done the rounds, for sure. Chuck Berry is another one that springs to mind.
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    John Fogerty angry about The Grateful Dead: ...

    John Fogerty angry about The Grateful Dead:

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-08-14/john-fogerty-creedence-clearwater-revival-woodstock-grateful-dead

    However:
    ...
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    The Johnny Winter cheapo stuff was from the mid...

    The Johnny Winter cheapo stuff was from the mid 60s for some small label. Actually this release has those and the Canned Heat things I mentioned.
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    The Fillmore one is a 2-cd yes, and was first...

    The Fillmore one is a 2-cd yes, and was first released by Columbia in the 90s. But the material doing the rounds on budget labels was some kind of studio demo recording, I think. Ah, here we go- 'The...
  58. In a sense, Bad Company were a forerunner of AOR...

    In a sense, Bad Company were a forerunner of AOR bands like Foreigner, Journey etc. The rawer edges of Free were sanded down considerably; the overall package was much more slick and polished....
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    Who went to the one a few months later, Altamont?...

    Who went to the one a few months later, Altamont? Even the Gimme Shelter film is extremely uncomfortable viewing so I can't imagine what it was like to be there for real.
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    ^Yeah, those didn't come out until years later. ...

    ^Yeah, those didn't come out until years later.

    A few people on Hoffman and Twitter raving about The Keef Hartley Band, whose set has never been heard before. I never thought of them/him as...
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