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    If You Don't Mind Stupid People/Little Scratch -...

    If You Don't Mind Stupid People/Little Scratch - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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    Many years ago, I used to work at Moby Disc...

    Many years ago, I used to work at Moby Disc records in LA. They were known for being the main purveyors of prog in LA, especially imported prog.

    Almost every friday night, Sherman Hemsley would...
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    German prog band, Hoelderlin, has some very nice...

    German prog band, Hoelderlin, has some very nice viola.

    Not quite as virtuosic as some others mentioned so far, but quite tasty and moody.
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    On the fusion side of things, Polish violinist,...

    On the fusion side of things, Polish violinist, Michael Urbaniak has plenty of great releases.

    "Fusion" and "Fusion III" are worth getting for sure.
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    A vastly underrated album, "Present Time" by...

    A vastly underrated album, "Present Time" by violinist Michael Zentner, is worth getting.

    Fusion, Gong, and some avant-prog influences.

    Fred Frith, Carla Bley, Kenwood Dennard, John Greaves,...
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    I already own other versions of the Cowell...

    I already own other versions of the Cowell pieces, and the Varese piece.

    But for some reason, I am just not into organ in classical music, despite my love for it in prog.

    Same goes for...
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    Walking on Air - King Crimson

    Walking on Air - King Crimson
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    Metropolis - Seventh Wave

    Metropolis - Seventh Wave
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    City of Tiny Lights - Frank Zappa

    City of Tiny Lights - Frank Zappa
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    The World Became the World - PFM

    The World Became the World - PFM
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    Here's a quite underrated German composer I...

    Here's a quite underrated German composer I recently discovered, Karl Amadeus Hartmann.

    Early on, he was quite a bit more tonal, with maybe more than a hint of Stravinsky. But his later career, he...
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    Turn of a Friendly Card - AP Project

    Turn of a Friendly Card - AP Project
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    Long Distance Runaround - YES

    Long Distance Runaround - YES
  14. Very cool lineup. Steve Colman and the Five...

    Very cool lineup.

    Steve Colman and the Five Elements!
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    Slow Motion - Ultravox

    Slow Motion - Ultravox
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    Look at Yourself - Uriah Heep

    Look at Yourself - Uriah Heep
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    Pan Dance - Jethro Tull

    Pan Dance - Jethro Tull
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    Peace Piece - Bill Evans

    Peace Piece - Bill Evans
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    I have removed all my CDs from their plastic...

    I have removed all my CDs from their plastic cases, along with all the artwork and booklet, and put them in plastic bags of the correct size. And put them all in file boxes with sliding drawers.
    ...
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    Move Over I'm Driving - Frogg Cafe

    Move Over I'm Driving - Frogg Cafe
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    Janet Planet - Fruup

    Janet Planet - Fruup
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    Four Holes in the Ground - PFM

    Four Holes in the Ground - PFM
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    Listening and watching musicians perform music...

    Listening and watching musicians perform music live, (especially the various genres of music I listen to, which all require a high level of musicianship), is a fantastic experience.

    But, I would...
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    The World Became the World - PFM

    The World Became the World - PFM
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    Elephant Talk - King Crimson

    Elephant Talk - King Crimson
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    Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and...

    Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey - Beatles
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    Pulling Mussels From the Shell - Squeeze

    Pulling Mussels From the Shell - Squeeze
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    Welcome - Eno and Harmonia

    Welcome - Eno and Harmonia
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    The Light of Day - (King Crimson) ProjeKct

    The Light of Day - (King Crimson) ProjeKct
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    Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! - Focus

    Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! - Focus
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    Queen of the Night - Mozart (Aria from "The Magic...

    Queen of the Night - Mozart (Aria from "The Magic Flute")
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    Did it ever go away? You just have to put a...

    Did it ever go away?

    You just have to put a bit more effort into searching, but there is plenty of world class fusion being made all over the world.

    These artists all have 2019 releases:
    ...
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    Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman - Joan Tower ...

    Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman - Joan Tower




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1xEbvXGU28
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    Extreme Math Nerd Music

    A new (tongue in cheek) genre 'identified' by classical composer, David Bruce.

    Fun video!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyyfLtYQcwI
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    Stagnation - Genesis

    Stagnation - Genesis
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    For the most part, I can't go there with you...

    For the most part, I can't go there with you guys.

    I really don't have any guilty pleasures. Sure, if a well written pop song comes on the radio (many such songs have been mentioned in this...
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    More Fool Me - Genesis

    More Fool Me - Genesis
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    Goodbye to all That - Marillion

    Goodbye to all That - Marillion
  39. I have zero confidence that would be any better.

    I have zero confidence that would be any better.
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    Panzerballett has a bunch of amazing covers, done...

    Panzerballett has a bunch of amazing covers, done in much heavier versions than the originals.

    Here is their version of Pink Panther.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7w85EmjMlU
  41. Wynton Marsalis' "Violin Concerto", not impressed...

    To say the least.

    In fact, it's a bit of a train wreck, IMO.

    It sounds like a pastiche of Copland and Gershwin.

    I can't help thinking, that if anyone else, without the celebrity and...
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    The Devil's Staircase - Gyorgy Ligeti

    The Devil's Staircase - Gyorgy Ligeti
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    Not sure if he's been mentioned yet, but this guy...

    Not sure if he's been mentioned yet, but this guy is freakin' amazing!

    Eldar Djangirov



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4VZLnsUrow
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    You don't need one, but the quality will improve,...

    You don't need one, but the quality will improve, maybe even quite substantially, depending on the headphones.

    Headphone jacks built into most amplifiers, are more or less, an afterthought. They...
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    Soldier of Fortune - Opeth

    Soldier of Fortune - Opeth
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    I tend to agree with this, for the most part. But...

    I tend to agree with this, for the most part. But I would take this practice back more to the 80's with all the original "neo prog" bands.

    Where Banks was influenced by Ravel and Rachmaninoff, the...
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    Of course they were totally ridiculous, and (IMO)...

    Of course they were totally ridiculous, and (IMO) meant to be.

    As someone else mentioned, they seem to be more like cabaret, then meant to be taken seriously.

    But even with the above...
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    The Cockroach King - Haken

    The Cockroach King - Haken
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    You Know You Know - Mahavishnu Orchestra

    You Know You Know - Mahavishnu Orchestra
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    Dust In The Wind – Kansas

    Dust In The Wind – Kansas
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    La Damnation de Faust - Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust - Hector Berlioz
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    Memorial Drive - Procol Harum

    Memorial Drive - Procol Harum
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    Before answering, do I get to make my decision...

    Before answering, do I get to make my decision based on hindsight?

    Because if I knew about the conditions (weather, lack of food, lack of outhouses, lack of water, etc), I would say no. Plus, I...
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    Lady Fantasy - Camel

    Lady Fantasy - Camel
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    Alban Berg, " Chamber Concerto for Piano and...

    Alban Berg, " Chamber Concerto for Piano and Violin with 13 Wind Instruments".



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9HN-3m4shI
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    On Tuesdays She Used to do Yoga - Peter Hammill

    On Tuesdays She Used to do Yoga - Peter Hammill
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    We'll Be the First Band to Play on the Moon -...

    We'll Be the First Band to Play on the Moon - Snopek
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    The Man Who Sold the World - Bowie

    The Man Who Sold the World - Bowie
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    I'm Not in Love - 10CC

    I'm Not in Love - 10CC
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    While I agree, it isn't black magic, it does...

    While I agree, it isn't black magic, it does require a lot of experience to get it right. There are a lot of things to consider with crossover design, phase, cabinet damping and resonance, driver...
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