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    I'm with you 100%, as it's a no brainer! Danger...

    I'm with you 100%, as it's a no brainer! Danger money is good, but you can't beat the original members with Bruford and Holdsworth. I attended the only show in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Civic...
  2. Wonderful review. I love detail, and you really...

    Wonderful review. I love detail, and you really did a great job at explaining Jakko's extensive musical history, with many insights. Thanks for the excellent articulation! And I hope with this...
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    The problem with most of Jimi's live concerts was...

    The problem with most of Jimi's live concerts was the fact that he was ahead of his time, and technology had not yet caught up with him. Every time Jimi used the effects of the whammy bar on his...
  4. I've used it for years with no problem. I only go...

    I've used it for years with no problem. I only go there to read reviews. But I like PE much better and enjoy putting in my two cents on the forum.
  5. I listened to Indig02 in its entirety last night...

    I listened to Indig02 in its entirety last night and was blown away. Gee I miss P Tree. IMO the band peaked in 2008. I guess Steven wanted to move on, and I really enjoyed his solo albums up to...
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    I'm glad you acknowledged that. But no disrespect...

    I'm glad you acknowledged that. But no disrespect to a fine guitarist. I never did get into Van Halen as a whole. I had already moved on from the classic rock bands and into prog. Plus I truly hated...
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    Here it is. Steven's Donna Summer genes are...

    Here it is. Steven's Donna Summer genes are kicking in, and I'm yawning.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUKmOkrcMig
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    There are three that I love in this category. To...

    There are three that I love in this category. To me they are the most prog, and also happily mellotron laden. Damnation, Heritage and Pale Communion. IMO some of the best Prog/Metal put on wax!
  9. I've always liked dark instrumental symphonic and...

    I've always liked dark instrumental symphonic and avant-prog. Especially a mix of both. Most are keyboard based and employ vintage keyboards like mellotron. Recent discoveries are Arseny Ershov who...
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    First, SW has every right to move into any music...

    First, SW has every right to move into any music genre he chooses. Is he progressing? I guess...but upon hearing the 3rd track from The Future Bites, I'm done with him for awhile. His videos and...
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    Well I'm certain he wanted to progress musically,...

    Well I'm certain he wanted to progress musically, and was influenced by progressive rock. In 1969 he called King Crimson the best band in the world. And it is true that he also wanted to join...
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    Music will always be the biggest love of my life....

    Music will always be the biggest love of my life. But there are certain musicians that have totally gutted me upon first hearing of their deaths. I cried for several days afterwards. Jimi Hendrix,...
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    Thanks for these links and your insight.

    Thanks for these links and your insight.
  14. Astrologers sounds great. I want to here it all,...

    Astrologers sounds great. I want to here it all, if the rest is just as good is it's auto buy. And I hope that Judy is resting and singing with her Fairport sister Sandy Denny in the great beyond.
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    It's great that early music is addressed here....

    It's great that early music is addressed here. But in reality nothing here goes back farther into time. This is all written music. I've always had a fascination about very ancient music from ancient...
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    I loved her in The Avengers, but really got a 15...

    I loved her in The Avengers, but really got a 15 year old's crush on her when she played James Bond's wife in On Her Majesties Secret Service. A great actress who had lots of energy and spunk, and...
  17. Give it a chance with a few spins, as each time I...

    Give it a chance with a few spins, as each time I listen I realize it's a great work. The review by Valen above^^^^ is fair and insightful, and echoes many of my same sediments.

    Listen on...
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    New on my list: The Pineapple Thief - Versions of...

    New on my list: The Pineapple Thief - Versions of the Truth
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    I first heard TPT in 2003 when their 3rd album Variations On A Dream was released and I've been a fan ever since. In those days the band's music was more on the psychedelic/space side of prog. I've...
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    At my age I'm forgetting many shows that I...

    At my age I'm forgetting many shows that I attended. An old friend who I've known since a teenager reminds me all the time about shows that I completely forgot about. Of course there are shows that...
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    I just stumbled upon this tread and have a few...

    I just stumbled upon this tread and have a few suggestions that instantly come to mind. Two songs from Canadian singer/songwriter Loreena McKennitt. Her music is mainly tagged as Eclectic Celtic, but...
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    Here is the link to the Bandcamp link:...

    Here is the link to the Bandcamp link:
    https://phideaux.bandcamp.com/

    For those new to Phideaux I'd recommend two albums as a starter. The excellent Snowtourch and the Phideaux/Mogon promo album...
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    No, I meant what I said. Tormato IMO is...

    No, I meant what I said. Tormato IMO is sub-standard, and the magical classic YES was dying. 90125 to me was lack-luster, as well as anything after. YES was still semi-prog, but Trevor Rabin brought...
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    He should reunite with Trevor Rabin and Rick...

    He should reunite with Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. They sounded better than the current YES. And I don't blame Jon, as when it comes to YES, I wouldn't lower my musical standards either. We all...
  25. The whole of the song is great, but the ending...

    The whole of the song is great, but the ending section with Tony Banks beautiful mellotron and Steve Hackett's soaring guitar is IMO one of early Genesis' finest moments and a highly artistic...
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    I remember discovering their early web site in...

    I remember discovering their early web site in 2003. It had very little info, but the two free demos really floored me, especially Imperial Winter White Dwarf, which to me was better than the later...
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    I just listened, and it's great. Excellent live...

    I just listened, and it's great. Excellent live capture, and stunning performances all around. Buy or Die!
  28. Ref: Deja Vu. Yes, that was me. The song was...

    Ref: Deja Vu. Yes, that was me. The song was released on the first GR album in 1996, but IMO the recent live versions are vastly superior to that studio effort. Paul Carrack is a good singer, but Nad...
  29. I can not pin down one band that's way above the...

    I can not pin down one band that's way above the others, since I've seen so many in my life. So here's some top picks in kick-ass performances that I've witnessed:

    Rock: The Jeff Beck Group (2nd)...
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    Yes, the symbolic references to all we both...

    Yes, the symbolic references to all we both discussed above ^^^^ is what makes Once Upon A Time In The West not only one of the all time top westerns, it is also one of cinema's greatest achivements...
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    I believe, in Leone's vision, he meant that the...

    I believe, in Leone's vision, he meant that the way of the free wandering drifter was coming to an end as civilization encroached farther and farther west. And yes many of these drifters certainly...
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    I also liked him in The Great Escape and Guns For...

    I also liked him in The Great Escape and Guns For San Sebastian, with its masterpiece Morricone score.
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    That's because Morricone was connected to Dario...

    That's because Morricone was connected to Dario Argento long before Argento went on to make films. So they already had a feel for each other. Sergio Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento...
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    Yeah, wonderful symphonic British prog in the...

    Yeah, wonderful symphonic British prog in the tradition of Renaissance, ELP and Genesis. Quality musicianship and writing. Should be more well known IMO. :up
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    Thanks Udi. Fantastic playlists. Please keep them...

    Thanks Udi. Fantastic playlists. Please keep them coming.
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    I don't mean to be a party-pooper but I would have liked it much better if it was only the original band members playing. Nice marketing effort though. I can understand that since the Unburied...
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    If you like Quentin Tarantino, you'll certainly...

    If you like Quentin Tarantino, you'll certainly like it. Although the film is technically a western, the story is closer to a Agatha Christie who done it mystery. Visually the movie is stunning,...
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    God I hope not. Hope they play mellotron at my...

    God I hope not. Hope they play mellotron at my funeral. :good
  39. No they are playing the song Proclamation. It's...

    No they are playing the song Proclamation. It's all about the release and promotion of the huge box set Unburied Treasure, which includes 29 CD's, a book, posters, and a tour program, etc. The real...
  40. OMG! I can't believe it and can't wait! ALWAYS...

    OMG! I can't believe it and can't wait! ALWAYS one of my favorite English prog bands, and a solid example of what is progressive rock. Saw the band 4 times, my favorite when they played the...
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    Agree 100%. I feel very fortunate that me and my...

    Agree 100%. I feel very fortunate that me and my old friend attended the very first show in Hollywood of The Hateful Eight . Upon entering the theater each audience member was presented a program....
  42. Living on the west coast made it impossible for...

    Living on the west coast made it impossible for me to attend any Nearfest performance although I always kept up on the news every year. And I also read all the posts on The Progressive Ears website...
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    Sorry...had to go here: Japan loved Morricone...

    Sorry...had to go here: Japan loved Morricone very much. No offence intended. Icon vs Icon. New film...Ennio Morricone vs Godzilla :lol
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    You're probably right. Unlike Ray Charles or...

    You're probably right. Unlike Ray Charles or Johnny Cash and others, I've been reading that in his everyday life, Morricone was fairly drama free, and a humble man solely dedicated to his family and...
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    Agreed. But a lot of Beethoven too. Several times...

    Agreed. But a lot of Beethoven too. Several times and in several westerns, I believe for comedy effect, he threw a few bars of Fur Elise into several scores. And thanks Udi on the info about Giuseppe...
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    1.One of my favorite Genesis songs is Seven...

    1.One of my favorite Genesis songs is Seven Stones. I'm curious as to why it's never been performed and will you ever consider adding it to your Genesis Revisited shows?

    2. Thank you for...
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    OOPS!:oops Duh...Tarantino would just cut and...

    OOPS!:oops Duh...Tarantino would just cut and paste selected tracks from EM's discography like he normally does with various artists. But what a challenge that would be for old Quentin.:roll With...
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    Today's a new day and I'm beginning to come out...

    Today's a new day and I'm beginning to come out of mourning. But I have another Morricone related story I want to share about the day I met Quentin Tarantino. I work at the Burbank Airport in...
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    Much more info the the main discussion page. Just...

    Much more info the the main discussion page. Just about anything you want to know about Ennio Morricone on the extensive 33 pages of The Official Ennio Morricone Thread. The death of the maestro...
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    Today is an appropriate day to post this heart...

    Today is an appropriate day to post this heart wrenching performance from Italian TV of Elisa Toffoli performing Ancora Qui, the song that she co-wrote with Morricone for the film Django Unchained....
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    It is hard for me to articulate my feelings now...

    It is hard for me to articulate my feelings now through my tears. As a child in the 1960's my Mom sent me off to the local movie theater every Saturday. I viewed many great and iconic films in...
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    Once again I agree. And it all comes down to the...

    Once again I agree. And it all comes down to the question, what is actually progressive rock? Is it based on artists with a similar sound? Or is it by artists that truly excelled at reaching a...
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    ^^^^Ok, again I tend to agree Scrotum Scissor....

    ^^^^Ok, again I tend to agree Scrotum Scissor. However, not with what you call copycats. YES was influenced by the Beatles, jazz and pop. ELP was influenced by classical, jazz, folk and King Crimson...
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    ^^^^I tend to agree here. With me its just that I...

    ^^^^I tend to agree here. With me its just that I like the symphonic style of old Genesis. And I do agree that many Genesis clones lack substance. I defend Unifaun as I believe the effort was...
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    Stewart Bell is the drummer and Keyboardist for...

    Stewart Bell is the drummer and Keyboardist for Citizen Cain. All CC releases are available on the web site and also his two excellent solo albums. As far as Cain goes I'd order the 2012 release...
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    How about the groups AmuZeum and Fragile. These...

    How about the groups AmuZeum and Fragile. These two sound like carbon copies of YES. And honestly I'd rather listen to these two than anything that YES has done in many years.Maybe bands are getting...
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    Ref: Low Flying Aircraft: Well at least you can...

    Ref: Low Flying Aircraft: Well at least you can hear it on You Tube if you are unfamiliar with it.
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    Carl Reiner was a comic genius. I was a boy in...

    Carl Reiner was a comic genius. I was a boy in the 1960's and quality TV series in America was a given. Many great comedies included. But to this day, IMO one of the greatest comedy sit-com of all...
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    And don't forget 1987's Low Flying Aircraft with...

    And don't forget 1987's Low Flying Aircraft with David Cross and Keith Tippett. Well worth investigating.
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    Totally agree. Nad is a chameleon vocally, and...

    Totally agree. Nad is a chameleon vocally, and sounds at home singing the Gabriel tracks as well as the Collins tracks. A good example is the never recorded session track from the Selling England...
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