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  1. I enjoyed Tuesday night’s show although I would...

    I enjoyed Tuesday night’s show although I would have preferred a bit less of the new material (not having familiarized myself with the new LP which I picked up at the show along with the Live box)....
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    Nektar last night. Brand X and Hackett next...

    Nektar last night. Brand X and Hackett next month. All in 'Hamp.
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    I'm enjoying this, thanks for the heads up. Fond...

    I'm enjoying this, thanks for the heads up. Fond memories of Reed walking around Zoellner with the smell of Scotch exuding from within feet of him.
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    If 3rDegree is no longer a touring entity, might...

    If 3rDegree is no longer a touring entity, might Robert Pashman be a candidate for bass? I believe he’s a Jersey boy (like me!)
  5. Thanks for the review Brett!

    Thanks for the review Brett!
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    Bryan Ferry-Live '74 (RAH)

    I was ambivalent about picking up this new release last week as Ferry's covers albums are not my faves in his solo catalog. But when I got it home...saw the lineup of Manzanera, Jobson, Pert, Wetton,...
  7. Looking forward to tomorrow night's show here in...

    Looking forward to tomorrow night's show here in town at the Iron Horse. Hope to pick up the new album on vinyl and hoping they bring copies of the 5-disc Live 74-76 box! Will not be an inexpensive...
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    Looks like the Nektar set may have been released...

    Looks like the Nektar set may have been released previously on a DVD of the whole show (Brainticket etc) and I found a not so great review of that DVD (Space Invasion Live) which described poor...
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    Seeing them Tuesday night!

    Seeing them Tuesday night!
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    Nektar-Space Invasion Live

    Saw this release at Newbury Comics but couldn't find any reviews (but 2 4.5 ratings on ProgArchives). Anybody seen/heard this CD/DVD

    https://nektarmusic.bandcamp.com/album/space-rock-invasion-live...
  11. Thanks for the heads up Just snagged 2 sweet...

    Thanks for the heads up
    Just snagged 2 sweet seats for Montreal
  12. We should contact Uncle Al at NewEars (New...

    We should contact Uncle Al at NewEars (New England Art Rock Society) and see if he can book BBT for the Regent in Arlington, and Robert from ProgMontreal to see if they can promote the show in...
  13. I’m crossing fingers for a Boston or Montréal...

    I’m crossing fingers for a Boston or Montréal date.
  14. https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.p...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/25214-Steve-Hackett-AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  15. When is the show? Oh May 17 got it

    When is the show? Oh May 17 got it
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    I snagged a signed copy of “Sketches” revised...

    I snagged a signed copy of “Sketches” revised edition a few years ago at a Montreal gig. A good read but nothing as salacious as a recent Gabriel bio in which I learned of wife Jill’s affair with...
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    Stage too small at the Horse for both drums and...

    Stage too small at the Horse for both drums and percussion set-up.
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    Spike was at the performance we attended in...

    Spike was at the performance we attended in Boston, at the other end of our row. We hoped for this news!
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    New show added here in town at the Iron Horse on...

    New show added here in town at the Iron Horse on 3/18.

    No Scott at the two Horse shows I’ve seen since the reunion but still a great show. Enjoyed the “full band” at the Regent a couple of years...
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    Would China Mieville be considered Urban Fantasy?...

    Would China Mieville be considered Urban Fantasy? I’ve enjoyed his Perdido Street Station and The Scar and Embassytown.
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    The Original cast album is great! I sure hope...

    The Original cast album is great!
    I sure hope the show is filmed and released at some point.
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    Do people X)?

    Do people X)?
  23. This was a great tour, Caught Neal in Boston at...

    This was a great tour, Caught Neal in Boston at the Sinclair.
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    Is Martin Orford active again?

    Just saw a torrent on dime from a November Jadis show. I thought he'd retired. One of my favorite keys players! Is he actively playing again?
  25. Me like Wonder if they ever make the trek to...

    Me like
    Wonder if they ever make the trek to Western MA...I'd love to see them live.
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    I was 10 in '69 and was a huge Cream and Beatles...

    I was 10 in '69 and was a huge Cream and Beatles fan. having a one-year older brother helped my exposure to lots of stuff but he was heavy into Hendrix, the Stones and GFR. My dad had a pretty...
  27. I have that six minute slog home from the Horse.

    I have that six minute slog home from the Horse.
  28. I just got my ticket for the Iron Horse show in...

    I just got my ticket for the Iron Horse show in February, which is also an intimate club setting. I've been checking out camples online and the clip from ProgStock and they sound great! Any chance...
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    I caught them at the Iron Horse during the last...

    I caught them at the Iron Horse during the last tour before the previous keyboardist departed. I enjoyed them and also dig EST.
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    Just re-visited the wonderful "Before A Word Is...

    Just re-visited the wonderful "Before A Word Is Said" album.
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    $10 just bought me Jhereg-Steven Brust Flying...

    $10 just bought me
    Jhereg-Steven Brust
    Flying Dutch-Tom Holt
    deCAmp & Pratt-Complete Compleat Enchanter



    Great used store "Bookends" here in Florence, highly recommended for SF/Fantasy
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    Weekdays commute (total 1 hour) and an hour...

    Weekdays commute (total 1 hour) and an hour before bed. Weekends I will put on between 3-4 hours worth o' tunes.
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    What, no Elephant Talk?

    What, no Elephant Talk?
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    Perhaps our favorite musical performance this...

    Perhaps our favorite musical performance this year was not a concert per se, but David Byrne's American Utopia during it's Boston pre-Broadway run. Exceptional show. Getting rave reviews on Broadway.
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    We really enjoyed Joe Jackson and Neal Morse in...

    We really enjoyed Joe Jackson and Neal Morse in Boston, Flying Colors in NYC, Steve Hackett and King Crimson in Montreal, Adrian Belew in neighboring Holyoke, and Jane Siberry and the Musical Box...
  36. Geez, I'm still digesting Tales from Outer Space!

    Geez, I'm still digesting Tales from Outer Space!
  37. We really enjoyed Randy opening for Flying Colors

    We really enjoyed Randy opening for Flying Colors
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    Exactly what I'm hearing (and loving). An homage...

    Exactly what I'm hearing (and loving). An homage more than an answer?
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    I have the Sanders paperback too. Picked it up...

    I have the Sanders paperback too. Picked it up in London in ca.'78
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    So bummed when Montreal was cancelled.

    So bummed when Montreal was cancelled.
  41. I noticed that Camel is featured in this month's...

    I noticed that Camel is featured in this month's Prog as the cover story. I haven't picked it up but FYI.
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    I first purchased the live "A View of Cast"....

    I first purchased the live "A View of Cast". Despite the awkward English lyrics, I became a fan and have many of their later discs. "Al-bandaluz" is a favorite.
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    Digging this big time. Saw them at the NJ...

    Digging this big time. Saw them at the NJ Proghouse Homecoming few years back and they were great live.
  44. PT=Porcupine Tree TPT=The Pineapple Thief Ten...

    PT=Porcupine Tree
    TPT=The Pineapple Thief

    Ten years ago I was put off by the similarities between the two, less so as I have gained more appreciation for TPT, but let’s not muddy the waters...
  45. Thread: NEKTAR

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    Thanks for coming to my town (Northampton MA) in...

    Thanks for coming to my town (Northampton MA) in February. Should be a hot night at the Horse in the middle of February!
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    Glad you're on the mend Steve!

    Glad you're on the mend Steve!
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    Looking forward to Canadian/US dates being...

    Looking forward to Canadian/US dates being announced for Spring. Bucket list band for me
  48. Thread: Progeezer

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    Best wishes for Mr. Kessler, who was so...

    Best wishes for Mr. Kessler, who was so supportive to me during my health crisis and multiple surgeries two years ago!
  49. I recently found the "Live" CD used and it's in...

    I recently found the "Live" CD used and it's in heavy rotation at Chez Rick!
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    Nektar coming to town!

    Just received this email from the Iron Horse here in Northampton and am really excited to see Nektar again! I loved their Nearfest set and am a big fan so this is great news.
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  51. After two spins of Part 2, which I picked up last...

    After two spins of Part 2, which I picked up last Friday, I'm really impressed by this labor of love by Frank. And yes, having snagged the live two-disc "Reincarnation" recently, it's as good as...
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    Reading Guy Gavriel Kay’s “The Last Light of the...

    Reading Guy Gavriel Kay’s “The Last Light of the Sun” and am engrossed after the first few chapters. I had (thanks to recommendations here) read his Fionavar Trilogy, followed by Tigana and Song for...
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    Enjoying this since picking it up Friday night at...

    Enjoying this since picking it up Friday night at Newbury.
  54. Agree 100%. We work our asses off at high stress...

    Agree 100%. We work our asses off at high stress jobs so we can take a couple of weeks off to do just what my wife and I did in late September...four shows in three cities in three weeks (Crimson,...
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    Looks like a lovely family! ...

    Looks like a lovely family!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ZzSLoAfkI/
  56. Great show in Montréal on 9/23, the second of his...

    Great show in Montréal on 9/23, the second of his two sold out shows. Craig Blundell was a nice addition on drums, saw him with Steven Wilson’s band multiple times.
    Now we’ll have to make the six...
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    Thanks for the recommendations! Forgot to mention...

    Thanks for the recommendations! Forgot to mention how much I enjoyed Peter David's "Modern Arthur" series (which I read after "discovering TM White's "Once and Future King" a few years back). I had...
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    I read the first couple Discworld books (and the...

    I read the first couple Discworld books (and the graphic novel based on the first book iirc) but didn't feel compelled to stay on board the Turtle. Particular recommendations?
  59. Fantastic show in NYC last Monday despite the...

    Fantastic show in NYC last Monday despite the band seeming a bit underreherased (first gig in a month; reminded me of Transatlantic's '00 Nearfest gig). Dug Randy McStine's opening set, as did the...
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    Wanted to thank members here for the...

    Wanted to thank members here for the recommendation for James Blaylock's "The Elvin Ship" and "The Disappearing Dwarf"! I really enjoyed the healthy dose of humor in these two books so will seek...
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