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  1. I think they changed their name to Gin Lady and...

    I think they changed their name to Gin Lady and focus more on retro-rock than the retro-prog they were doing as Black Bonzo. They still release albums from time to time.
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    Of course, most of us are undoubtedly glad for...

    Of course, most of us are undoubtedly glad for Alex to be doing whatever he likes with his talents while at the same time not connecting with the music he's currently involved in. I don't sense that...
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    Well, I listened to it. Everything about this...

    Well, I listened to it. Everything about this song - the music, the lyrics, and the visuals - was just... meh. Someone used the word 'monochromatic,' and I think that rather neatly sums things up....
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    No worries, man! The short answer is that...

    No worries, man! The short answer is that compression and EQ are often applied to various instrumental and vocal parts during the recording process, during the mixing stage, and as an integral part...
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    Well, you're not really wrong about anything...

    Well, you're not really wrong about anything here. After the remix, a remaster would of course also be necessary.
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    "Theoretically" is a highly relative term here....

    "Theoretically" is a highly relative term here. Yes, it is certain that you will be able to hear things that were already there but you hadn't heard before. That's what adding compression to...
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    I'd settle for flat transfers from the original...

    I'd settle for flat transfers from the original master tapes and not the Nick Davis remixes or the "Definitive" versions released prior to those.
  8. My pleasure, John. I was wondering where you'd...

    My pleasure, John. I was wondering where you'd been. Good to see you back here again!
  9. True enough, the two players share a sense of the...

    True enough, the two players share a sense of the romantic and wistful as well as a whiff of something indefinable that I'll call a kind of hopeful English melancholy. Beyond that, however, their...
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    Rael: this was very lovingly created! You have...

    Rael: this was very lovingly created! You have precisely captured the beautiful melancholy, depth, breadth, and grandeur of what I consider to be the band's best record. The instrumental versions of...
  11. This. Your take on Cured exactly reflects my...

    This. Your take on Cured exactly reflects my feelings, song-for-song, about that rather unfortunate album. On the other hand, I give Ant the benefit of the doubt here as he was at that time under...
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    I think that's the rehearsal thing we already saw...

    I think that's the rehearsal thing we already saw a couple of months back.
  13. I think it was already remastered a few years...

    I think it was already remastered a few years back.
  14. Thanks for sharing! I remember getting the album...

    Thanks for sharing! I remember getting the album and feeling as if I'd been slapped in the face by all of the pop leanings, sappy vocals, and the overall slick-sounding production, especially coming...
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    I don't think it was professionally recorded....

    I don't think it was professionally recorded. Mike Rutherford expressed a bit of regret at this many years later.
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    I skimmed through it and looked at various bits....

    I skimmed through it and looked at various bits. Very nicely done, I have to say! There was another animated version that someone - I forgot who - put out a few years ago that I thought was just...
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    We're getting old, Dave :geezer

    We're getting old, Dave :geezer
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    That's too bad. I was never a sports fan at all...

    That's too bad. I was never a sports fan at all though my younger brother was/is, so the TV was always on some sports channel or other, and John Madden was inevitably there. Who could forget that...
  19. I do believe there was a thread about this...

    I do believe there was a thread about this already from a few days ago.
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    Anything She Does is on Invisible Touch.

    Anything She Does is on Invisible Touch.
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    Symphony No. 5 in Em is one of my all-time...

    Symphony No. 5 in Em is one of my all-time favorites. A superb version that, I think, blows most of the others out of the water is by Leopold Stokowski and the New Philharmonia Orchestra. The...
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    I didn't travel that far. I'm from northeast Ohio...

    I didn't travel that far. I'm from northeast Ohio near Ravenna.
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    I was at that show, too.

    I was at that show, too.
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    Inferno by Max Hastings. It's a single-volume...

    Inferno by Max Hastings. It's a single-volume history of the Second World War.
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    Very, very cool, as always! So... when might...

    Very, very cool, as always!

    So... when might we expect some new Gak Omek tunes, Robert? It's been a while. Your 'band' has quite a unique sound, and many of us would love to hear more.
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    Yes, this is indeed very sad. I discovered Jade...

    Yes, this is indeed very sad. I discovered Jade Warrior in 2000, I think, and since then I've really grown to love pretty much all of their music. Both Tony and Dave Duhig were exceptional musical...
  27. Nicely done, Lorne, as always!

    Nicely done, Lorne, as always!
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    To Our Children's Children's Children is my...

    To Our Children's Children's Children is my favorite Moodies album. That was out in 1969 and was strongly inspired by space exploration and the moon landing. I also rank A Question of Balance and...
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    I used to be one of the loyal, but my perspective...

    I used to be one of the loyal, but my perspective now is that life is too short, and as someone who is a few weeks short of 61, if my long-cherished faves from days of yore aren't still delivering...
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    Yeah, neo-prog doesn't seem an accurate fit at...

    Yeah, neo-prog doesn't seem an accurate fit at all for Monarch Trail. Symphonic prog seems much more appropriate.
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    To each his own. For me, I came away thinking,...

    To each his own. For me, I came away thinking, "That was a highly unmemorable five minutes and twelve seconds I'll never get back."
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    Stagnation?

    Stagnation?
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    SHM does have a certain "woody" sound, doesn't...

    SHM does have a certain "woody" sound, doesn't it?;)
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    Yeah, this was my summation as well. It hooked me...

    Yeah, this was my summation as well. It hooked me right from the first listen. Great stuff from Ken Baird & Co.!
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    From the recent Chicago gig: ...

    From the recent Chicago gig:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCBHhx8dDm0
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    I would guess that considering the current...

    I would guess that considering the current realities as regards Phil's vocal abilities, Duchess would not come off as well as it might in more favorable circumstances. That's a really demanding vocal...
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    These stories remind me why I much prefer DVDs to...

    These stories remind me why I much prefer DVDs to the experience of "being there". The thing is, I DON'T want to be there! I could not bear concerts crowds back in the day for the incessant talking,...
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    Thanks for the correction - I never knew that!

    Thanks for the correction - I never knew that!
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    FYI: Mike Pinder was the one who actually read...

    FYI: Mike Pinder was the one who actually read Graeme's poems on the "Magnificent Seven" Moody Blues albums: Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord, On the Threshold of a Dream, To Our...
  40. Very nice! Glad to see that you actually have NOT...

    Very nice! Glad to see that you actually have NOT pulled the plug and still have the desire to get out there and just play.

    Every considered doing house concerts? There are those that you host in...
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    Elton John and monosodium glutamate would indeed...

    Elton John and monosodium glutamate would indeed make for a wacky story. Do tell!
  42. Anthony Phillips "Archive Collection Volumes I & II" Remastered 5-CD Box Set +

    Coming from Esoteric Records on January 28, 2022:

    A 5 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET GATHERING TOGETHER THE TWO DOUBLE CD VOLUMES OF THE ‘ARCHIVE COLLECTION’ RELEASES BY CELEBRATED MUSICIAN AND GENESIS...
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    Purchased! I really enjoyed the first two albums...

    Purchased! I really enjoyed the first two albums and have high expectations for this one as well. Your group never fails to make music that is pleasing to my ears, head, and heart. Thanks for the...
  44. My pleasure, Steve!

    My pleasure, Steve!
  45. New Accordo dei Contrari UR- available for pre-order

    https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ur?from=fanpub_fb

    Ever since I took a chance and bought their first album without ever hearing a note, I've eagerly awaited every subsequent release...
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    Rush, BTO, Max Webster, FM, April Wine, ...

    Rush, BTO, Max Webster, FM, April Wine, ...
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    The re-mixed album is up on bandcamp: ...

    The re-mixed album is up on bandcamp:

    https://disciplineband.bandcamp.com/album/unfolded-like-staircase-terry-brown-mix
  48. IMHO, Hackett + the blues is okay as long as the...

    IMHO, Hackett + the blues is okay as long as the guitar is the only thing singing.
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    It doesn't. If you genuinely like both, well......

    It doesn't. If you genuinely like both, well... great!
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    Exactly, and very well said. As a Yes fan of 50+...

    Exactly, and very well said. As a Yes fan of 50+ years, I was tempted to buy it simply because it's Yes, but I have to draw the line here. There is too much great new music, prog or otherwise, being...
  51. Dreadnaught - New Album 'Pig & Pon'y Released on December 14

    Good news for fas of this quirky but excellent band!

    https://dreadnaughtmusic.bandcamp.com/track/pig-pony?from=fanpub_nfnb_trk

    (Sorry about the typo in 'Pony'!)
  52. I could have written this. I've been a huge...

    I could have written this.

    I've been a huge fan of Hackett's solo career since 1979 and have faithfully anticipated and bought each new album as soon as it was released. As for the last few, it's...
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    Thanks, and I also think your insight is spot-on....

    Thanks, and I also think your insight is spot-on. It's all about the feeling. And the lights!
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    Agreed! This sounds quite intriguing.

    Agreed! This sounds quite intriguing.
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    Agreed... although for me, that constitutes a...

    Agreed... although for me, that constitutes a rather formidable coming-to-terms. Not being in any position to see this series of shows, I fully admit that my perspective is as one who has seen...
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    I guess he means Nic Collins, who is playing...

    I guess he means Nic Collins, who is playing drums on this tour, but Simon could very well step into the spotlight as well.
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    Sad news, indeed. 65 isn't that old. FYI,...

    Sad news, indeed. 65 isn't that old.

    FYI, there was already a thread started on this by battema.
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    Very sorry to hear about your experience,...

    Very sorry to hear about your experience, Stumpyuk. I hope you are able to be compensated for all or at least a major portion of that expense considering that the organizers were clearly at fault.
    ...
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    Wind & Wuthering has, IMHO, their most evocative...

    Wind & Wuthering has, IMHO, their most evocative - and therefore most effective - album artwork. Both the front and rear covers succeed in catching the overall mood of the album splendidly.

    I...
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    Most likely on the DropboX ;)

    Most likely on the DropboX ;)
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