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    The Carpenters, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan's...

    The Carpenters, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan's earlier stuff (first 3 albums). Also many non-prog KSHE classics.
  2. Thread: SAGA

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    The idea behind the Chapters is that they had a...

    The idea behind the Chapters is that they had a basic storyline written when recording their first album but they didn't have the whole thing written. So they decided to record it piecemeal across...
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    First off, go listen to all the early Hackett...

    First off, go listen to all the early Hackett stuff. Your post implies you have it but haven't listened to (much of) it yet.

    Next, if you want to try something a bit more adventurous on the...
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    Three Peters would probably top my list: ...

    Three Peters would probably top my list: Hammill, Nichols, Gabriel. I'll throw in Peter Sinfield maybe in the top 10 along with Kate Bush somewhere in the top 10.

    While I love Zappa's music...
  5. Jethro Tull were invited to play but turned it...

    Jethro Tull were invited to play but turned it down.
  6. Liked her interpretation of the song. She's got...

    Liked her interpretation of the song. She's got a really nice voice.
  7. Moon Safari is probably the most "friendly" band...

    Moon Safari is probably the most "friendly" band I know of. A combination of major keys, vocal harmonies and I guess a non-threatening style. Caravan fits that to some extent although to do have...
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    Camel - Snow Goose Uriah Heep - Salisbury (the...

    Camel - Snow Goose
    Uriah Heep - Salisbury (the song)
    Lucifer's Friend - Banquet

    Zappa has at least two songs combining both orchestra and band: Orchestral Duke of Prunes and Strictly Genteel...
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    I also prefer Moving Waves but thats not to say I...

    I also prefer Moving Waves but thats not to say I don't like HC a lot.
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    Zappa - Apostrophe and Roxy & Elsewhere Wakeman...

    Zappa - Apostrophe and Roxy & Elsewhere
    Wakeman - Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    Tull - Warchild
    Renaissance - Turn of the Cards
    Stawbs - Hero and Heroine
  11. Thread: echolyn

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    Hated is too strong a word for me and Mei, I just...

    Hated is too strong a word for me and Mei, I just didn't care for it. I found it boring. As the World was their peak for me but I did like quite a lot of Cowboy Poems. I also enjoyed Finneus...
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    Most of these would be my picks too for the best...

    Most of these would be my picks too for the best of the semi-recent releases. I haven't heard Halloween 77 yet. Buffalo is also a good one, and Chicago 78's second disc is quite good but I find the...
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    Gregg Rolie joined Neal Schon for a recent tour. ...

    Gregg Rolie joined Neal Schon for a recent tour. Its unclear to me if the tour was Journey, or those two and other musicians, or some combination, but it was all Journey music except for Black Magic...
  14. Have to disagree with the sentiment that Zappa...

    Have to disagree with the sentiment that Zappa music is always better with alumni. I've seen ZPZ a bunch of times and they are superb without having any alumni in the band. Not disagreeing with you...
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    Thanks for resurrecting this thread. I'll throw...

    Thanks for resurrecting this thread. I'll throw in a few I don't recall seeing: Saga Images at Twilight, Kansas Point of Know Return, King Crimson ITCOTCK, Nektar Remember the Future, Zappa 200...
  16. Don't be an idiot. Of course I didn't neglect my...

    Don't be an idiot. Of course I didn't neglect my vinyl. During the 70s and 80s, I probably bought close to 1000 albums. Maybe 5-10% of them were warped to some extent when I pulled them out of the...
  17. I'm no audiophile so to my ears, vinyl has...

    I'm no audiophile so to my ears, vinyl has nothing worthwhile to offer. I used to have an extensive record collection, nearly all of which was replaced by CD. The few items I could never replace, I...
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    There's a lot I could list, but i'll stick to...

    There's a lot I could list, but i'll stick to just two from Rutherford: Get Em Out By Friday and Can Utility (once he switches from guitar to bass)
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    No specific order except for Zappa which was a...

    No specific order except for Zappa which was a clear #1:

    Zappa, 1988 (Columbus)
    Steve Hackett, 2016 (Cleveland)
    Nektar, 2002 (Nearfest)
    Renaissance, 2012 (Nearfest, seeing Scheherezade was...
  20. Its held up great in my opinion. This and...

    Its held up great in my opinion. This and Hydrophonia are the pinnacles of Stolt's solo material (although I consider this one to be TFK release). The title track is one of Stolt's best...
  21. I must have seen 4 or 5 shows there between...

    I must have seen 4 or 5 shows there between 1979(ish) and 1981. Head East, Missouri, Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Chicago, maybe one more. And all for free thanks to a seasons pass.
  22. 1st concert: Head East, 1978 (I was 14). ...

    1st concert: Head East, 1978 (I was 14). Backstage passes (my older sister took me, she knew the band), so it was free. Opening bands: Morningstar (worth checking out), Missouri (not worth...
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    Panic Room Big Big Train Schooltree performing...

    Panic Room
    Big Big Train
    Schooltree performing all of Heterotopia
    Stewart/Gaskin
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    Approximate is even worse. It doesn't work at...

    Approximate is even worse. It doesn't work at all with a big band, sounds like total chaos. I agree about Imaginary Diseases, its the better of the releases (as is Little Dots). But I still really...
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    Not to mention a hot version of Dance Sister...

    Not to mention a hot version of Dance Sister Dance.
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    The guitar solo on Pick Me I'm clean is...

    The guitar solo on Pick Me I'm clean is tremendous.



    Carnegie would be great if the sound were better. I can barely stand to listen to parts of it.



    Yeah, my mistake. Its the band...
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    Don't forget that we'll all be worrying some...

    Don't forget that we'll all be worrying some asshole will recreate us holographically and do obscene things with that hologram, like take it on tour.



    I don't know this for sure but I believe...
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    Saga - No Regrets on In Transit comes off a lot...

    Saga - No Regrets on In Transit comes off a lot better than the version on Worlds Apart and I'd take just about any live version of Humble Stance over their studio version

    Grateful Dead - someone...
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    I'll add Closet Chronicles

    I'll add Closet Chronicles
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    I'm not audiophile, I probably couldn't...

    I'm not audiophile, I probably couldn't differentiate excellent sound quality from good sound quality. But Aja was the first thing that came to my mind when I read this post. There's so much depth...
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    I got to see KC about 4 years ago, I've seen...

    I got to see KC about 4 years ago, I've seen Hackett 4 times (twice with Genesis Revisited). Hands down, I'd see Hackett again. Although the KC setlist was a very good one, I enjoyed all the...
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    Sucker? Or just an insane completist? Anyway,...

    Sucker? Or just an insane completist? Anyway, at least the money isn't going to pad Gail's pocket.
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    TR's Utopia and Another Live Utopia are my...

    TR's Utopia and Another Live Utopia are my favorites. Also a big fan of Ra, Todd, Healing and Second Wind, a very underrated album. I agree with the OP on Todd's diversity although it wasn't so...
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    I got into prog mostly because of K-SHE (St....

    I got into prog mostly because of K-SHE (St. Louis) classics. They played a lot of prog mixed in with other rare tracks. So I learned about Renaissance, Camel, Ambrosia, Steve Hackett (I owned...
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    Actually, for that kind of price, I'd expect one...

    Actually, for that kind of price, I'd expect one of the band members to hand deliver it to me.
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    I have her first solo album, Transformation, and...

    I have her first solo album, Transformation, and its a nice jazz release but her bass is understated throughout, which is a shame given how amazing she is. I've been waiting for her to release...
  37. I would go with the Mothers (Zappa) Freak Out as...

    I would go with the Mothers (Zappa) Freak Out as Dave pointed out. This was June 1966, preceding Anthem of the Sun by 2 years. It also precedes Procol Harum's Shine on Brightly (with In Held Twas...
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    The Kansas 45 with Point of Know Return had...

    The Kansas 45 with Point of Know Return had Closet Chronicles as its b side.
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    Got everything they did through Gaucho and love...

    Got everything they did through Gaucho and love most of it (not a big fan of Gaucho). Great combination of rock and jazz. Aja, the song, is maybe their finest track but they have a lot of great...
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    Dweezil Zappa Kansas 40th anniversary of PoKR...

    Dweezil Zappa
    Kansas 40th anniversary of PoKR
    Yes 50th anniversary
    TR's Utopia
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    I loved getting to see this in concert and back-to-back with Get Em Out By Friday. Anyway, turns out there's a wiki page just for Can-Utility. According to wiki, its about King Canute of Denmark...
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    Maybe they should have just done what FZ did in...

    Maybe they should have just done what FZ did in 200 Motels and hired Ringo Starr to dress up like Frank.



    No, but he was Dweezil's original drummer for ZPZ and was the ZFT Vaultmeister for a...
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    Yeah, I'm watching that promo going "who the fuck...

    Yeah, I'm watching that promo going "who the fuck thought Zappa fans would be impressed by this?"



    Agreed. But then, ZPZ is good enough for me, don't really need to see the Zappa alum when...
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    Three come to mind: Todd Rundgren, Steve Hackett,...

    Three come to mind: Todd Rundgren, Steve Hackett, and for a shorter lifespan but more productive, Frank Zappa.
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    Guy Evans is certainly one of the MOST underrated...

    Guy Evans is certainly one of the MOST underrated drummers in the history of music.
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    Great review, thanks for posting. Of all members...

    Great review, thanks for posting. Of all members of classic Yes, Howe seems like the most personable and down-to-earth. I love the comment directed at Wakeman regarding concept albums. As far as...
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    Watch the Miracles documentary if you want to see...

    Watch the Miracles documentary if you want to see Ehart be uptight. I guess the producers asked all involved to talk about how much of a miracle it was that Kansas (a band from Kansas) found such...
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    I thought the ones with Greg Allman, Ringo Starr...

    I thought the ones with Greg Allman, Ringo Starr and Robert Plant were among the best, really excellent interviews. On the other hand, the one he had with Santana had to be the worst (of those that...
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    From the previews, it looked like 3 of them would...

    From the previews, it looked like 3 of them would be interviewed: Rich Williams, Phil Ehart and I wasn't sure if the third was Billy Greer or David Ragsdale. Rather interviewed three members of...
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    Don't care what you say, Annie on Onward is...

    Don't care what you say, Annie on Onward is sublime. Just beautiful. Let's remember that she's 71 now and doesn't have the same strength behind her vocals.
  51. This has to be one of the best statements ever...

    This has to be one of the best statements ever made!

    And the Hatfield stuff is pretty fricking good too.
  52. The best show I've seen was Acolyte to Wolflight....

    The best show I've seen was Acolyte to Wolflight. One set of solo material, one set of Genesis. Great combination especially since he pulled out two of my favorite Genesis pieces, Get Em Out By...
  53. Damn, bring that to the US Steve! Actually, I'm...

    Damn, bring that to the US Steve! Actually, I'm holding out hope that he'll one day do the entire Lamb live.
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    This is why I like the Steve Howe version Yes far...

    This is why I like the Steve Howe version Yes far more than the Jon Anderson version. Jon never seemed to care much for digging deep into their catalog to do something different. Steve seems to be...
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    Damn, that was impressive. Having to continually...

    Damn, that was impressive. Having to continually adjust the pitch of those strings while playing is insane. Thanks for posting this.
  56. I'm not sure any Yes fan maligns Drama.

    I'm not sure any Yes fan maligns Drama.
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    Dust and Dreams is the best Camel release since...

    Dust and Dreams is the best Camel release since Moonmadness. Its excellent and a must have for any Camel fan. I'm not much of a fan of Harbour. It just doesn't have the musical highlights.
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    I find this unlistenable thanks to Ike Willis' Thingfish vocabulary (or maybe I should say vocabalery). I wish Zappa would have just let Ike sing normally, I might have actually liked this one...
  59. I'm a big fan of Renaissance's Time Line. Not...

    I'm a big fan of Renaissance's Time Line. Not that its maligned so much as forgotten. I'll also put a bid in for two Saga releases, Wildest Dreams and Beginners Guide to Throwing Shapes. Two...
  60. Not sure how you can be upset at this setlist...

    Not sure how you can be upset at this setlist although I too love Exiles. But man, stuff from Lizard, Islands, Wake and Red? 10 years ago, we would have never dreamed that Crimson would give us...
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