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    Himlabacken Vol. 1 fixed that issue and had much...

    Himlabacken Vol. 1 fixed that issue and had much better sound. A DR12 compared to Lover's End DR7.

    Does anyone know if the USA 2012 cd or Japan 2013 cd editions of Lover's End fixed the...
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    "Lover's End" is a massively compressed cd. It...

    "Lover's End" is a massively compressed cd. It sounds terrible. Wonderful music though.
  3. I love Lifesigns

    I love Lifesigns
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    But the ones on Ebay are almost certainly cd-r's.

    But the ones on Ebay are almost certainly cd-r's.
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    Probably cd-r's.

    Probably cd-r's.
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    What's wrong with "Makes Me Happy?" Nice pop...

    What's wrong with "Makes Me Happy?" Nice pop song from Jon. Macca has done lots of tunes similar.
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    I became a Genesis fan in late-1989 via A Trick...

    I became a Genesis fan in late-1989 via A Trick of the Tail.

    The 1972 studio version of "Supper's Ready" is my favorite. It's so delicate and so bombastic in all the right places and Peter...
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    Hasn't either of these two legends ever heard of...

    Hasn't either of these two legends ever heard of exercising? I bet Martin Barre is the healthiest by far because of his running hobby. Unless he quit.
  9. I think the music may be different.

    I think the music may be different.
  10. Dang. I bought two cd's from Matt Duncan at...

    Dang. I bought two cd's from Matt Duncan at Bandcamp just yesterday.
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    Don't you mean "Your Own Special Way" :huh

    Don't you mean "Your Own Special Way" :huh
  12. My appreciation for the 1970-1973 era of Jethro...

    My appreciation for the 1970-1973 era of Jethro Tull has increased. I wonder why I went decades between listens. It really is amazing stuff.
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    Yes, they were so great back then. Chicago's...

    Yes, they were so great back then. Chicago's first three double albums are amazing! And Terry Kath just lit up the stage with his guitar.
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    This is so bad, but also so confusing haha, as...

    This is so bad, but also so confusing haha, as the music in the background is actually really good.
  15. Great album, but they improved on the formula for...

    Great album, but they improved on the formula for the follow-up Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory. The epic "Roll Right Stones" is fantastic and the high point of Traffic for me. If it had come...
  16. Thread: Kraan

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    Any reissues would be welcome. Those EMI...

    Any reissues would be welcome. Those EMI Intercord Remasters were some of the worst-sounding, most horribly-compressed pieces of sh*t ever released.
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    Sticky: Caleb Webb. He sat on Brandt for seven laps,...

    Caleb Webb. He sat on Brandt for seven laps, then took off and beat him by 5 seconds. Also got 3rd at NXN.
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    Sticky: How did Sage explode like that (at 47:51 point)...

    How did Sage explode like that (at 47:51 point) in video) with 1 lap to go in that 2-mile?! Incredible.

    In California the State Meet has no divisions, just the very best of the best. My...
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    Sticky: Wow, a York alumnus. Cool. I'll turn 50 next...

    Wow, a York alumnus. Cool. I'll turn 50 next year, and still run about 2000 miles a year despite the intermittent injuries (trying to keep up with the fast boys every day!) Oddly enough, York HS...
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    Poll: Cd's, then Lp's. Streaming or Digital...

    Cd's, then Lp's.

    Streaming or Digital Files........never! :p
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    Sticky: I'm a HS distance coach, and not meeting with my...

    I'm a HS distance coach, and not meeting with my runners and this whole hysteria is unprecedented. The top boys are getting their training in, but the new kids are suffering during this period of...
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    :up

    :up
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    The Flower Kings - "Sum of No Evil" Perfect...

    The Flower Kings - "Sum of No Evil"
    Perfect Beings - "S/T"
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    Got their debut last month. Not much of an...

    Got their debut last month. Not much of an impression on first listen.

    However, a couple listens in and wowzers.....this is a fantastic old-school with new sensibilities prog album. A total...
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    Funny that The Whirlwind gets the ultimate praise...

    Funny that The Whirlwind gets the ultimate praise here this week as the #1 prog album of the new millenium:

    https://progreport.com/top-30-prog-albums/4/

    This forum sure wouldn't agree.
  26. They did I think. It was indicated in the text...

    They did I think. It was indicated in the text that way, but looks like a typo was made in the heading.
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    Tony Cousins mastered it, but the damage was done...

    Tony Cousins mastered it, but the damage was done by Nick Davis when he compressed the mixes prior to mastering.
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    :O :rofl Where did you find this? Mark Barry...

    :O :rofl Where did you find this? Mark Barry needs his ears cleaned.
  29. Pointless purchase unless they sound great of...

    Pointless purchase unless they sound great of course.
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    I think Kaleidoscope sounds just like a hidden...

    I think Kaleidoscope sounds just like a hidden album recorded around the same time as Bridge Across Forever. Pretty interchangeable to my ears.
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    Looks like no shipping to North America.

    Looks like no shipping to North America.
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    13743

    13743
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    :D:up

    :D:up
  34. Thread: Strawbs

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1JA9w0Gfaw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1JA9w0Gfaw

    Oh, come on.
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    Please don't ignore Heart's "Magazine." Yes, the...

    Please don't ignore Heart's "Magazine." Yes, the finished product was contractual, but the half-album of original material contained therein was recorded with all the passion of their other likewise...
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    It's charming in a naive sort of way, but nowhere...

    It's charming in a naive sort of way, but nowhere near as good as say, the "Even In The Quietest Moments" album imo.
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    Jailbreak came first. Great albums.

    Jailbreak came first. Great albums.
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    Yes Close To The Edge Tales From Topographic...

    Yes

    Close To The Edge
    Tales From Topographic Oceans
    Relayer
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    Analog hiss is inherent in many of those master...

    Analog hiss is inherent in many of those master tapes. Lose the hiss, lose the music. When I first got the DE Lamb and Foxtrot I wondered why they sounded so dead. I didn't know anything about...
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    Well, except that the best Selling England-Lamb...

    Well, except that the best Selling England-Lamb box does have cropped artwork for The Lamb on the box cover. Frustrating I know.
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    Make sure it's the cropped cover art ones though....

    Make sure it's the cropped cover art ones though. Virgin re-issued that box set of three picture discs in 1994, but with the DE Remaster discs instead.
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    How is the mastering on the Esoteric release?

    How is the mastering on the Esoteric release?
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    Caress of Steel

    Caress of Steel
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    The original 80's cd of Bitches Brew was...

    The original 80's cd of Bitches Brew was horrible, but it wasn't the problem of the original mix. If you get one of the Mastersound Japan cd's of Bitches Brew with the original mix, you'll find that...
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    Get the 1980's discs. Doesn't matter of they are...

    Get the 1980's discs. Doesn't matter of they are UK or German Virgin or Charisma, or the USA Atlantic or Atco discs. They're all roughly the same. Don't get anything pressed after the 1980's.
  46. Wow. I really like this!! Too bad it's...

    Wow. I really like this!!

    Too bad it's utterly unavailable for purchase anywhere on the planet.
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    Yes, I'm not a fan of "Curious Electric." ...

    Yes, I'm not a fan of "Curious Electric." Although it's been years. Maybe I would appreciate it now that I have become immersed in Jazz.

    But I adore "Each and Everyday/Bird Song" and "Love...
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    I think the first 3 are about equal in merit. If...

    I think the first 3 are about equal in merit. If I had to choose, I'd pick "Short Stories" even though the opening track is pretty lame. Some sublime stuff on that one. A lot of through-composing...
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    I usually get up around noon, so I love listening...

    I usually get up around noon, so I love listening in my music room late at night for a couple hours while the world is still. I can't really enjoy daytime listening. Like to be outside in the...
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    Bummer. One of the very best bands of the modern...

    Bummer. One of the very best bands of the modern era.
  51. Can't wait to hear it. Your reviews make me...

    Can't wait to hear it. Your reviews make me hopeful. I have the 2-LP/2-CD on the way from JPC for only $24. I do love Adam & Eve though. The epics are wonderful. I made a cdr editing out...
  52. Upside Down!

    Upside Down!
  53. To my ears? It's just cold, hollow and...

    To my ears? It's just cold, hollow and unenjoyable. Yes, it sounds like a computer made it, not humans. The opening 10 minutes of the previous 2 ELP albums were so much more engaging and appealing.
  54. "Benny" is just as bad as "Jerusalem" and...

    "Benny" is just as bad as "Jerusalem" and "Toccata." Those three tracks suck imo. It's all about KE9.
  55. What was your impression of "Manifesto of an...

    What was your impression of "Manifesto of an Alchemist? I love that one, but haven't heard the new FK yet.
  56. I just got my shipment notice from Amazon.uk ...

    I just got my shipment notice from Amazon.uk

    I have no problem waiting. $35 total was a great deal for the set.
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    Avoid the DRT remasters though. They are...

    Avoid the DRT remasters though. They are compressed and EQ'd crap.
  58. Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Manifesto of an...

    Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Manifesto of an Alchemist is a wonderful album. I think it's better than "Banks of Eden" and "Desolation Rose" both. I've been playing Side 2 of the LP over and...
  59. Bummed there's no epic. But then again,...

    Bummed there's no epic.

    But then again, their last epic was their worst one, so maybe it's for the better.
  60. I think Roine's lyrics are charming in their...

    I think Roine's lyrics are charming in their oft-goofiness and cross-pond attempts.
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