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  1. Yes, the SACD was a DSD flat transfer of the...

    Yes, the SACD was a DSD flat transfer of the original tapes. I too obtained the remastered disc when it was released and has the code 00946 3 11393 2 1. I have also just checked the Japanese mini...
  2. I have checked the copies I have. No error on the...

    I have checked the copies I have. No error on the original CD, glitch on the remaster as the track timing changes and no glitch on the SACD. There has been plenty mentioned about the sound quality on...
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    Odd that the 2nd disc of the Unfold the Future in...

    Odd that the 2nd disc of the Unfold the Future in the box is not the same as that which came with the 2017 vinyl set. The bonus track "Too late for Tomatoes" is not included. Why cut it just for the...
  4. You have outdone yourself this time! An...

    You have outdone yourself this time! An incredible piece of writing that really gets to the core of this period of the band. How you manage to unravel the convoluted intricacies of the goings on...
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    As this box is based around the Island album I...

    As this box is based around the Island album I was a surprised that there was no album print of that cover, especially the lyric/credit inner, or indeed Earthbound. There are ones for Wake and...
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    I had always wondered about Sahara of Snow and...

    I had always wondered about Sahara of Snow and that topic always rears its head now and then. I am sure I can hear crowd noise in part 2, but Jakko working from the multis now to make the surround...
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    Thanks for info. I have just ordered via Wayside...

    Thanks for info. I have just ordered via Wayside and even with tracked international posting works out cheaper than Amazon.
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    I have the box on order with Amazon.co.uk, who...

    I have the box on order with Amazon.co.uk, who say they will deliver on Friday! Does anyone know if they will have stock, or what is the best to get this in the UK without having to consider possible...
  9. Now, this is something I would subscribe to! Why...

    Now, this is something I would subscribe to! Why only in Italy? Boo Hoo!!
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    What I find annoying about a lot of reissues is...

    What I find annoying about a lot of reissues is that the original album credits are never reproduced. The new Black Moon has minimal credits, both the CD and vinyl editions. The full credits,...
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    I think Sid is writing a piece about the Bruford...

    I think Sid is writing a piece about the Bruford albums, hence why he was listening to them.

    I have the albums as Japanese SHM Papersleeves. They are remastered, but based around the Winterfold...
  12. The Long Earth album is very good indeed....

    The Long Earth album is very good indeed. Strongly melodic with wonderful playing, especially some nice electric piano and even some funky bass lines. Highly recommended.
  13. Great review John, which led me to download the...

    Great review John, which led me to download the album from the bandcamp site. However, no bonus track was included. Is that only available from another site?
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    I have been finding the Vangelis box a...

    I have been finding the Vangelis box a revelation. The amount of varied material he has covered over the course of these discs is highly impressive. For me, the mastering is very good and the book...
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    This was never, ever going to match Ommadawn, but...

    This was never, ever going to match Ommadawn, but the themes are strong and Mike's guitar playing is a joy to behold. It has that organic feel of Hergest Ridge as well as the winks to Ommadawn. It's...
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    A crowdfunding page set up on justgiving.com to...

    A crowdfunding page set up on justgiving.com to help Team Rock employees has raised over £20,000 already.
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    Great recording and superb arrangements and...

    Great recording and superb arrangements and playing. However, never has there been a live album that screams out for visuals! This really needs to be a DVD or blu-ray to completely appreciate the...
  18. Box set just arrived in England. I ordered mine...

    Box set just arrived in England. I ordered mine at end of September, so they seem to be getting through them now.
  19. Well, just as I posted someone on the...

    Well, just as I posted someone on the QuadraphonicQuad forum posted he had just received his box this morning. He is based in the UK and placed his order at the beginning of August last year. So,...
  20. I see amazon.co.uk have now changed their...

    I see amazon.co.uk have now changed their expected delivery date for the box from October 21 to 4th November. We will now be nearly going into the 5th week of "shipments" and still very few people...
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    We are now into the third week of shipments and...

    We are now into the third week of shipments and as far as I can tell from scanning forums, facebook etc only a handful of people have received boxes. Now, I know the official word is that this can...
  22. I am curious about the hi res original mix,...

    I am curious about the hi res original mix, seemingly found while sourcing tapes for this release. I wonder why this was done, by who and what was the intention for it, when it seems never to have...
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    I had a problem with this disc and received a...

    I had a problem with this disc and received a replacement disc via Declan Colgan of DGM. There were only a few problem discs, as these were pre-manufactured test discs which somehow got into...
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    Supposedly shipments started last Friday. Well,...

    Supposedly shipments started last Friday. Well, that's a week ago, so surely someone in the US must have received a box by now.
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    The review says "stereo and surround Blu Ray high...

    The review says "stereo and surround Blu Ray high resolution versions of U.K.'s original three recordings (24-bit/96KHz)" I thought only Night After Night was remixed in surround for this box.
  26. Just read the latest update on the EJ forum....

    Just read the latest update on the EJ forum. Gulp! Looks like it could be another month of delays!
  27. Amazon UK have slipped release date till 2nd...

    Amazon UK have slipped release date till 2nd September now. However, it's been remarkably quiet on what's happening with shipments, with nothing on the EJ forum or facebook page. I assume no one...
  28. The date that the posting was made regarding this...

    The date that the posting was made regarding this latest issue was yesterday and was made after a recipient of the box mentioned a problem.
  29. Yes, I just read on the EJ forum that they have...

    Yes, I just read on the EJ forum that they have suspended shipments because of reported problem with the CD holders. I thought EJ personally oversaw all aspects of the manufacture of this box. Looks...
  30. The last info I read was shipping late last week...

    The last info I read was shipping late last week to England as a bulk shipment, to distribute from there to the rest of Europe. I wonder where they are being repackaged and shipped from? Anyway, I am...
  31. Looks like shipment has begun!...

    Looks like shipment has begun! http://www.zealotslounge.com/ejs-notes

    Good that EJ is bulk shipping to the UK and then redistribute from there. I was fearing being hit by a hefty customs bil! So,...
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    It doesn't really stand up against the "classic"...

    It doesn't really stand up against the "classic" albums, however I am very fond of it as it was the first Mahavishnu album I heard back in the 70's. It has a great vibe and I even like the songs!...
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    In reply to the actual question, how do these...

    In reply to the actual question, how do these discs sound? The original EG CD issues of UK's albums actually sounded pretty good. These SACD issues sound, to me a tad better, but not a revelation in...
  34. This seems to be mixed by Fripp, Singleton and...

    This seems to be mixed by Fripp, Singleton and Chris Porter.
  35. I don't think this release has anything to do...

    I don't think this release has anything to do with Steven Wilson.
  36. King Crimson- "Radical Action Live" CD/DVD Release August

    I saw a release coming up at the end of August on the CDJapan and DiskUnion web site for a live 2CD, plus blu-ray called Radical Action. The blurb is as follows from the CDJapan site.

    Live work...
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    Some further info. The book is being put together...

    Some further info. The book is being put together with Hillage and Gong maestro Jonny Greene. It also includes an interview with Hillage by Sid Smith!
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    Steve Hillage Box Set Pre-Order

    Well, the mammoth box is coming in October. Pre-order is up at http://www.stevehillage.com. Steep at £200, but with such a hefty book and lots of extras worth it!

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  39. I think EJ has given up posting updates. If the...

    I think EJ has given up posting updates. If the issue is still licensing, then this is outwith his control and could drag on forever. It's a bit naive in planning release dates when clearances have...
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    I enjoyed the first but think this follow up is...

    I enjoyed the first but think this follow up is even better. Really strong themes throughout.
  41. Contact - Zero Moment with A.E. Paterra (Zombi)

    By accident I came across an album featuring Zombi drummer A.E. Paterra. The band is called Contact and also features Paul Lawler, who I know nothing about but I think is a film composer. Anyway, the...
  42. A recent facebook announcement mentioned...

    A recent facebook announcement mentioned pre-orders coming beginning of July. They also mentioned the set comes with a 188 page book!!
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    I don't think the masters are probably in great...

    I don't think the masters are probably in great shape anyway, so remastering won't make them sound sonically great. PH's 2005 remasters aren't that bad for me, they sound a tad "processed" to my...
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    Slightly off topic, but going by this interview...

    Slightly off topic, but going by this interview Moraz needs to revisit those Story of i multitracks and remix, bringing Berlin and Mouzon more to the fore. Maybe a job for SW?
  45. The main holding point seems to be gaining...

    The main holding point seems to be gaining license clearance for these reissues, which is outwith EJ's control. I wonder if this has been resolved yet? It does seem strange to be so far down the line...
  46. Enjoyable documentary. But these 1 hour...

    Enjoyable documentary. But these 1 hour programmes can only skim over the subject. They need to be multi-episodic or on for around 2 hours to go reasonably in depth. The Lamb piece with A Powell was...
  47. I don't know! My comment was a general...

    I don't know! My comment was a general observation that with artwork and packaging of this quality, physical media, in whatever form is evidence enough why it supersedes downloading and streaming as...
  48. BBC4 Documentary on the Concept album with Rick Wakeman

    On Friday, 6th May at 10pm, BBC4 screen a documentary called "When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album". Rick Wakeman examines the roots of the concept album. BBC4 do good...
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    Stick Men are great. With added David Cross, that...

    Stick Men are great. With added David Cross, that takes the whole ensemble to new heights. A superb release indeed!
  50. Whether it's vinyl, CD or whatever this is what...

    Whether it's vinyl, CD or whatever this is what physical media is all about. A beautiful package to own and keep. I cannot wait. Well done Ed Unitsky on the work on this.
  51. I had correspondence with Bettina Hohls a number...

    I had correspondence with Bettina Hohls a number of years back concerning the cover. She sent me a link to some info as follows http://peterhammill.com/phx/content/first-contact. She had some issues...
  52. Looks like the box is delayed till mid May, but...

    Looks like the box is delayed till mid May, but Bob Clearmountain has mixed the Night after Night tapes to produce a 5.1 mix which will be on the blu-ray.
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    I really enjoyed Brilliant and Midge Ure's last...

    I really enjoyed Brilliant and Midge Ure's last solo album, Fragile released in 2014 I thought was even better. More adventurous and I think he was even featured in Prog magazine at the time of its...
  54. Received today in the UK and it's very good...

    Received today in the UK and it's very good indeed. More lighter in tone than previous albums maybe, but just as strong.

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    Just received that today and the new Bill...

    Just received that today and the new Bill Laurance which promises to be pretty hot!7033
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    Could you publish the price for both the...

    Could you publish the price for both the Decameron and new Samurai of Prog albums, as I can never get the web site to load properly. Thanks.
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    My first thought was to interpret this as "the...

    My first thought was to interpret this as "the Steve Hillage Forum."

    No, Steve Hoffman sorry.
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    Here is a quote that appeared on the SH forum...

    Here is a quote that appeared on the SH forum taken from a facebook message from the Alchemy mastering engineer, regarding the vinyl box. Adds some interesting comments.

    "Hi. It was a couple of...
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    A couple of observations. Last year Universal...

    A couple of observations. Last year Universal Japan reissued Gong's Virgin output as SHM papersleeve editions. However, Flying Teapot was still not included in the series. It will be interesting to...
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    I can wholeheartedly recommend this album. Even...

    I can wholeheartedly recommend this album. Even though it was written and recorded in a week, you couldn't tell! It is melodically very strong and brimming with lots of ideas. He uses more synths...
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