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  1. Thread: Prog Awards 2019

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    Jack Hues sang on Tony Banks' "Strictly Inc." and...

    Jack Hues sang on Tony Banks' "Strictly Inc." and is currently fronting a band called Jack Hues & The Quartet in which he mostly plays guitar, and has been broadly associated with the Canterbury...
  2. With Bernard Paganotti on bass !

    With Bernard Paganotti on bass !
  3. According to Wikipedia : (1) about the audio...

    According to Wikipedia :

    (1) about the audio release :



    (2) about the video release :
  4. I liked Billy's interview - I just wish he had...

    I liked Billy's interview - I just wish he had complete freedom to tell things as they really happened when discussing the more controversial episodes. At least he's now open about the extent of his...
  5. Excellent review, thanks. I'm more determined...

    Excellent review, thanks. I'm more determined than ever to add this to my collection of those boxes (so far only missing "Too Old to Rock'n'Roll...").
  6. According to the available research, which...

    According to the available research, which apparently Gilmour has confirmed, here's the breakdown of who plays what, percussion-wise, on "AMLoR" :

    - "Learning To Fly" : Nick Mason - drums, Steve...
  7. That's enough for me to make it problematic. I...

    That's enough for me to make it problematic. I just don't like the sound of that period. "The Final Cut" sounds great to my ears - drums sounding like drums, Hammond organ and piano... There's too...
  8. You're right, I didn't think hard enough when I...

    You're right, I didn't think hard enough when I wrote that. Whether it's Keltner (mostly) or Appice (on one track), the 'live drums' sound too 'eighties' for me, and I expect Mason to use a more...
  9. "On An Island" is a better album than "Momentary...

    "On An Island" is a better album than "Momentary Lapse of Reason" imho, and certainly better than "About Face". To be honest it's my favourite of Gilmour's solo albums, especially in its live...
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    Yeah, still can't believe my luck ! Must be a...

    Yeah, still can't believe my luck ! Must be a pricing mistake I guess ? Surprised that Gibert don't sell it at reduced "new release" price, though.
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    At the gig I saw, John G told me it was the first...

    At the gig I saw, John G told me it was the first time they'd EVER performed as a trio.

    Other than the occasion mentioned above by Ian, where Frith sat in with The Artaud Beats at the RIO Fest,...
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    The list comes with a caveat that the list is...

    The list comes with a caveat that the list is possibly incomplete and was reconstructed to the best of the compilers' knowledge. Bill Mays is also credited, but only for Clavinet.
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    No Tim, no Henry Cow ! ;-)

    No Tim, no Henry Cow ! ;-)
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    To my surprise, found the 3CD set at a very...

    To my surprise, found the 3CD set at a very reasonable price (18 euros) on the Champs-Elysťes today, so I bought it. Listening now.

    I took the opportunity of amending the list of players on the...
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    It's not a reunion as they typically play 100%...

    It's not a reunion as they typically play 100% improv, no Henry Cow material. I saw the first gig they did near Paris in June and it was that. So, whatever their prior association, these are NOT...
  16. I didn't even know of the existence of Internet...

    I didn't even know of the existence of Internet until 1994, so all I had in the late 1980s was the music press I guess. Including a few US/UK publications - like, I got the Keyboard Mag issue with...
  17. It looks like they'd already tried out "Shine On"...

    It looks like they'd already tried out "Shine On" as extra encore as early as the 2nd show on the tour. Actually they played it on all 3 Montreal shows (12-14 September) and the first Cleveland show...
  18. Oh yes, definitely not of professional standard,...

    Oh yes, definitely not of professional standard, although quite good from what I remember (need to dig it out again).



    It's strange cos I remember that quote from back in the day, but there was...
  19. I don't *think*, but *know* that they played the...

    I don't *think*, but *know* that they played the whole song - because not long after that tour a friend of mine went to the US (probably Summer '88) and came back with a bootleg doublle-LP of one of...
  20. Apparently you heard it twice but didn't...

    Apparently you heard it twice but didn't notice... It opened all three shows.

    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pink-floyd/1987/cne-stadium-toronto-on-canada-bd77d52.html...
  21. I have a video of "Echoes" somewhere, I believe...

    I have a video of "Echoes" somewhere, I believe filmed during pre-tour rehearsals in 1987.
  22. If there was an Animals box, I must have blinked...

    If there was an Animals box, I must have blinked and missed it ! ;-)
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    You're evidently not aware of Trane's much-fabled...

    You're evidently not aware of Trane's much-fabled and now almost legendary "library system"...
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    I never meant to say there NEVER were plans for a...

    I never meant to say there NEVER were plans for a boxed set, but there had been indications that this had been abandoned (possibly due to the lack of good enough quality material - an issue that...
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    Well put, thanks, I think you nailed it.

    Well put, thanks, I think you nailed it.
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    Oh, I forgot to mention them. I included them on...

    Oh, I forgot to mention them. I included them on "Atem". Recorded 11/72 (live in Cologne), and "Atem" recorded 12/72-1/73 so...
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    - "Ultima Thule" was the first thing they...

    - "Ultima Thule" was the first thing they recorded with Peter Baumann (2/72), so to me it fits better with "Zeit" (the first album with Baumann) than "AC".
    - the Ossiach recording (just one 8-minute...
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    I do hope they'll offer the alternative of a...

    I do hope they'll offer the alternative of a replacement Blu-Ray disk for those who aren't willing (or able) to download such a large quantity of content. But since this is likely to be the vast...
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    I guess that's what I meant when I prefaced my...

    I guess that's what I meant when I prefaced my post with "at the risk of sounding naive", or something !

    I'm not really THAT naive, of course. I was just interested in knowing what their public...
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    One thing one needs to know about this project is...

    One thing one needs to know about this project is that it was written and premiered long before the Berlin Wall came down (1987, I think) [the Victo performance on the album was on 8 October 1989,...
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    I think the same can be said of much of that...

    I think the same can be said of much of that bonus material, including on the reissues of the earlier albums. I tend to re-arrange stuff in iTunes to make, among other things, the inclusion of bonus...
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    To be more specific, I used a clip from...

    To be more specific, I used a clip from Baker-Gurvitz Army DVD in a segment from an interview with Peter Lemer in which he discussed his time in that band. As I uploaded the video on YT, I was...
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    Interesting read... A few remarks - - Some...

    Interesting read... A few remarks -

    - Some really good insights from Peter on the making of those albums, "Phaedra" in particular. Good to know he hasn't lost touch with how magical these early...
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    Has anybody attempted to sync the Coventry audio...

    Has anybody attempted to sync the Coventry audio to the Coventry visuals ? And if so, provided a rationale for the makers of the boxed set NOT offering a version combining the two ?

    (To be honest,...
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    Forgive my naivety here, but I don't get how...

    Forgive my naivety here, but I don't get how YouTube works. On the one hand it seems very easy for anyone to put up entire albums that they provably have no right to put up; on the other hand, when I...
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    Those 20-30 CD boxed sets that seem to be in...

    Those 20-30 CD boxed sets that seem to be in fashion typically include the band's entire album discography, so in GG's case that's 11 studio albums + one double-live released during the band's...
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    I can't find the comment right now (has it been...

    I can't find the comment right now (has it been deleted ?), but the photo came with no comment except "three brothers", and was posted by Noah Shulman (not sure who this is, maybe Phil's grandson ?),...
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    "According facebook speculation from the Shulman...

    "According facebook speculation from the Shulman brothers"

    Sorry, but this means absolutely nothing.
    Someone posted a photo of the 3 Shulman brothers who recently had a family reunion, and in the...
  39. Excerpt from an interview I did with Steve in...

    Excerpt from an interview I did with Steve in 2015 which I think is relevant to this discussion -


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUPJplnHHYk
  40. This performance was circulated as a bootleg...

    This performance was circulated as a bootleg shortly after it happened, and the tracklist above is the complete thing - the second inclusion of "Afterglow" shouldn't be there, and indeed there is a...
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    The ones that got cancelled were in late June,...

    The ones that got cancelled were in late June, after Karl had joined Soft Machine.
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    I haven't checked myself, but my understanding...

    I haven't checked myself, but my understanding (from a trustworthy KC fan who is more into such minutiae than I am) is that they all are with the single exception of "Bolero - The Peacock's Tale" on...
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    ^^^ On a sadder note, the artist who painted...

    ^^^
    On a sadder note, the artist who painted these and other recent KC covers, Francesca Sundsten, wife of KC's keyboardist Bill Rieflin, passed away a few days ago.
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    It's actually (more modestly) called "Audio...

    It's actually (more modestly) called "Audio Diary", not "Library".
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    What details are available are in the Calyx...

    What details are available are in the Calyx chronology -

    http://www.calyx-canterbury.fr/bands/chrono/nucleus.html

    You'll see it's all quite confusing, as there are instances of Jenkins still...
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    Well, technically Jenkins didn't leave Nucleus to...

    Well, technically Jenkins didn't leave Nucleus to join Soft Machine, there was a slight gap. In fact it's a bit shrouded in mystery. There was a "Karl Jenkins Group" that gigged during the first half...
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    Not sure about that at all. Everything I've read...

    Not sure about that at all. Everything I've read suggests that people left Nucleus primarily because of management issues and related financial considerations. Soft Machine was simply a better-paid...
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    Saw Tom Brislin perform with Yes, Camel and...

    Saw Tom Brislin perform with Yes, Camel and Renaissance. Great player. Sadly, Kansas rarely seem to ever tour Europe - last time they had a Paris gig planned, it was cancelled (a couple of years...
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    Kansas opened for Yes on the Masterworks (2000)...

    Kansas opened for Yes on the Masterworks (2000) tour, not Yessumphonic (2001).
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    Yes, it is - but with Darryl Way rather than...

    Yes, it is - but with Darryl Way rather than Holdsworth/Taylor augmenting the core line-up.
  51. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Well, there's also the acoustic verrsion on "Les...

    Well, there's also the acoustic verrsion on "Les Voix - Douarnenez 1992".
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    Sure, I think there's at least one more, but...

    Sure, I think there's at least one more, but they're audience recordings, no chance of them being 'remixed' !
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    Why do you assume that ? I don't know of any...

    Why do you assume that ?
    I don't know of any from the "Gazeuse !" era. Do you ?
    The only one I can think of is the complete London 2/1979 concert but as far as I'm aware Holdsworth only played on...
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    They dropped it every few gigs (the official...

    They dropped it every few gigs (the official excuse was that JA found it a little 'heavy' to sing this every night post 9/11). They didn't play it when I saw them in Roubaix, but thankfully they did...
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    Another "interesting" quote by Lake from the...

    Another "interesting" quote by Lake from the quoted article :

    "The first date we played was the Isle of Wight festival, and 6,000,000 people showed up."

    6 million ?!?

    According to Wikipedia,...
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    To be more precise, here's the contents of the...

    To be more precise, here's the contents of the box as revealed some months ago :

    disc 1: Flying Teapot + 5 bonus tracks
    disc 2: Angel's Egg + 4 bonus tracks
    disc 3: You + 2 bonus tracks
    disc 4:...
  57. Apparently thatís because heís chained to his...

    Apparently thatís because heís chained to his hi-fi system...
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    That's not exactly what I wrote... Here's what...

    That's not exactly what I wrote...

    Here's what I wrote (sorry for the rough translation) :

    (1) "[parts are] well below audiophile standards (which is why CDs nį3 and 4 were only made available...
  59. Arenít the lyrics to the coda supposed to be in...

    Arenít the lyrics to the coda supposed to be in Hawaiian, or something ?
  60. Hello, Ravi... and goodbye !

    Hello, Ravi... and goodbye !
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