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    Last night I watched the (nearly three-hour)...

    Last night I watched the (nearly three-hour) director's cut of Midsommar. I loved it! Unique and compelling stuff, very unlike any other modern horror film. No clichés, no cheap jump scares, no...
  2. Fortunately, no!

    Fortunately, no!
  3. I do love the smell of a fresh new boxed set!

    I do love the smell of a fresh new boxed set!
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    My Amazon Canada pre-order of the Halloween '73...

    My Amazon Canada pre-order of the Halloween '73 set is now listing release date as November 1.

    November 1. The day after Halloween.

    All others still list October 25. But I can't order from...
  5. Someone's been doing their homework.

    Someone's been doing their homework.
  6. Damn. Both excellent volumes too. But maybe you...

    Damn. Both excellent volumes too. But maybe you could ask Santa for one of them this year?
  7. Which two are you missing?

    Which two are you missing?
  8. This one is all over the place. It seems it's...

    This one is all over the place. It seems it's been spread too thinly among some of the distributors, with pre-order demand higher than expected. Amazon fulfilled some pre-orders, but others have been...
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    I must say, that's the first time I've ever heard...

    I must say, that's the first time I've ever heard anyone complain that something is 'too melodic'. Interesting!
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    Leprous - Pitfalls - October 25

    I don't think I've seen the upcoming Leprous album Pitfalls mentioned here so far. Any fans out there looking forward to it? I like it a lot, I find it quite addictive! I really like the direction...
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    I'll second both of these, and add Discipline!...

    I'll second both of these, and add Discipline! Speaking of Resistor, Steve Unruh's solo albums also feature lots of his violin playing.
  12. It is not a cover of the Doors song, it is an...

    It is not a cover of the Doors song, it is an original piece of music.
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    I'm sure plenty of people don't like Fat Man by...

    I'm sure plenty of people don't like Fat Man by Jethro Tull either. Least of all Mick Abrahams, who is rumored to have felt it was a poke at him at the time (even though he never seemed overweight to...
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    Just watched it last night! I quite liked it,...

    Just watched it last night! I quite liked it, pretty tense and gripping at times. The tone was much like BB overall. It was basically like watching two more episodes of the series.
  15. Bear in mind that three of them are shorter in...

    Bear in mind that three of them are shorter in length (House Of Cards 1&2 and Busking At Brobank), but instrumentals all the same. The album has a lot of instrumental sections throughout, even in the...
  16. My review is up, for anyone interested! ...

    My review is up, for anyone interested!

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/the-flower-kings-waiting-for-miracles-inside-out-music/
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    I don't know about the first part, but it's true...

    I don't know about the first part, but it's true that he declined to participate in the new Tull book. His (and Barrie Barlow's) quotes are archival.
  18. There is no 'epic', really. Two pieces are 10...

    There is no 'epic', really. Two pieces are 10 minutes each, most run in the 5-7 minute range. I'll have my review up for this album soon...
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    It's a lovely sentiment. It's a poorly worded...

    It's a lovely sentiment. It's a poorly worded line, IMO. I should point out that I realize how ridiculous it seems to put a song like Dust In The Wind in a thread titled "Worst Lyrics Ever Recorded"...
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    Early 60s song by Gloria Jones first though. I...

    Early 60s song by Gloria Jones first though.

    I have three submissions for this thread, and I've probably used this before, as they always come to mind first when I think of this topic:

    The...
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    Interesting... I'm not sure I ever knew that, or...

    Interesting... I'm not sure I ever knew that, or I've forgotten it. I know Martin played second flute part on Bouree, but I didn't realize Ian had actually put down electric guitar parts on an album.
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    Ian Anderson on electric guitar

    How often did this happen? It's kind of a rare sight... All the times I saw Tull live, Ian never played an electric. I know in the Teacher video they are just miming anyway:

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    OMG, how am I going to explain to my wife that I...

    OMG, how am I going to explain to my wife that I need that Hot Rats set when she already roasted me for pre-ordering the Halloween set?

    I mean, either way, it will be mine... just asking.
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    From what I understand, the only issue with the...

    From what I understand, the only issue with the CD that prompted a re-pressing is that there was a 1-second gap of silence between tracks 3 & 4, which are supposed to run into one another. So not a...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1cM9byN-I

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1cM9byN-I
  26. This album will easily be in my top 10 of 2019......

    This album will easily be in my top 10 of 2019... probably top 5. Can't stop listening! :cool
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    That is a Bell Cittern. It's the one on the right...

    That is a Bell Cittern. It's the one on the right in the photo on this page:

    http://www.paulhathway.com/bell-cittern/
  28. Glad to see others enjoying this one! Apart from...

    Glad to see others enjoying this one! Apart from DocProgger up there, or whatever he's calling himself.
  29. So many new releases lately, I've got a stack of...

    So many new releases lately, I've got a stack of new CDs sitting here from Opeth, The Agonist, IQ, Anthony Phillips, the Stormwatch boxed set, Eloy, Tarja... but I'm still finding myself going back...
  30. I like it a lot, the best one yet... and I love...

    I like it a lot, the best one yet... and I love Casey's voice, he's a great singer IMO! :cool
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    Thank you for that tip, it did the trick! :cool ...

    Thank you for that tip, it did the trick! :cool

    I love seeing other people's collections. I am not a handyman, I wish I could build my own shelves like some of you are able to do. IKEA assembly is...
  32. My review of the new Bent Knee album is now up......

    My review of the new Bent Knee album is now up...

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/bent-knee-you-know-what-they-mean-inside-out-music/
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    I thought the mix on Cauda was a noticeable...

    I thought the mix on Cauda was a noticeable improvement over Sorceress.
  34. My review of the album is up: (I like these guys...

    My review of the album is up: (I like these guys a lot, so...)

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/flying-colors-third-degree-mascot-label-group/
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    I believe the only thing I remember her from was...

    I believe the only thing I remember her from was Broadchurch, where she played the defense attorney's assistant (not a comedy show, by any stretch!) I wasn't a fan of Killing Eve (I know, I'm the...
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    Yes, Prime, and I'm really looking forward to...

    Yes, Prime, and I'm really looking forward to season 2!
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    I've been having that exact problem trying to...

    I've been having that exact problem trying to post in this thread. All my photos are sideways for some reason, and nothing I try fixes them.
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    Binged season 1 (only 6 episodes at 25 mins each...

    Binged season 1 (only 6 episodes at 25 mins each anyway) of Fleabag, and found it uproariously funny! Will probably watch season 2 in a day as well. Very good.

    Watched the first episode of...
  39. I got this sorted out, but now a new problem has...

    I got this sorted out, but now a new problem has come up, in that any photos I attach to a post are inexplicably turned sideways. No matter what I try, I can't seem to fix it! I realize this is a...
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    I love Mike, and I don't mind when they give him...

    I love Mike, and I don't mind when they give him a line here or there, but he should not be singing lead on full songs, especially ballads IMO. Pete can just about manage it, but really, they should...
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    Let me just say, that Giraud was absolutely...

    Let me just say, that Giraud was absolutely exquisite. What an outstanding wine. It was $60, but I'd pay twice that (seriously), and of course you would pay twice that at a restaurant. At times, it...
  42. Thread: Chick Corea

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    Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy has always been my...

    Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy has always been my favourite RTF album. I also love Chick's Return To Forever, that's an absolutely beautiful album.
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    Good call, and I totally agree. I made sure to...

    Good call, and I totally agree. I made sure to mention that in my review, because I don't think he gets enough credit. There's some pretty fantastic drumming on this album.



    I think he did!...
  44. Yes, I used to have several on cassette back in...

    Yes, I used to have several on cassette back in the old days. A good one from Germany if I recall, and another from L.A. - it was a good tour.
  45. Yes, but I would hope for a full show from the A...

    Yes, but I would hope for a full show from the A tour that has never been officially released.
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    Wife sent me to the store today to pick up a...

    Wife sent me to the store today to pick up a bottle of Giraud Tradition Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015, after she tasted it at her recent French wine professional course and insisted that I'd love it (Gee,...
  47. Ahh, I see... perhaps, but I hope not. I love A,...

    Ahh, I see... perhaps, but I hope not. I love A, and I'd like to see a nice book edition with a live show and any new songs that might magically appear.



    I assume SW is done with the Tull...
  48. No, A has never been remixed, it was issued in...

    No, A has never been remixed, it was issued in 2004 as a remaster in a 2-disc jewel case with the Slipstream DVD as a bonus.
  49. No, it is a CD-sized fold-out digipack. At the...

    No, it is a CD-sized fold-out digipack. At the time they did Benefit, there was no indication this book style series was going to be so popular. Only Brick had been done in that format, and Aqualung...
  50. I've long said that I don't think they'll ever...

    I've long said that I don't think they'll ever bother converting that one to 'book' format, but lately I've been wondering if I'm maybe wrong about that. But who knows? They'd have to determine if it...
  51. BTW in case anyone is wondering what this beauty...

    BTW in case anyone is wondering what this beauty looks like on the shelf with the others... :cool

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  52. Currently listed on Amazon Canada for $141.82 -...

    Currently listed on Amazon Canada for $141.82 - and currently unavailable to order on Amazon dot com. Hmmm...
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    Beautiful song.

    Beautiful song.
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    This was fun, but hard! :cool 22. Vincent...

    This was fun, but hard! :cool

    22. Vincent Price
    21. Space Truckin'
    20. Burn
    19. Picture Of Innocence
    18. Rapture Of The Deep
    17. The Battle Rages On
    16. Mary Long
    15. Weirdistan
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    My review of this book is now up, for anyone...

    My review of this book is now up, for anyone interested...

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/the-ballad-of-jethro-tull-author-mark-blake-rocket-88-books/
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    They also did the entire Revealing Science Of God...

    They also did the entire Revealing Science Of God live - but then, that was with Jon Anderson singing. :)
  57. If only there was more...

    If only there was more...
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    I didn't know either of those things!...

    I didn't know either of those things! Interesting...
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    Check out the album hanging on the wall behind...

    Check out the album hanging on the wall behind Julie Andrews in this scene from The Tamarind Seed:

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    There should not even be a 1-disc version IMO! It...

    There should not even be a 1-disc version IMO! It just isn't the same album that way at all.
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