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    I'll definitely buy this album, thanks for...

    I'll definitely buy this album, thanks for sharing.
    I only buy CDs to complete CD collections I had already started, it connects me to the good old experience of having a new physical product. Alco...
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    I can't believe what I've just read. Extremely...

    I can't believe what I've just read. Extremely sad news. Such a talented man.
    May he rest in peace.
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    An Emerson, Lake & Powell hologram tour would...

    An Emerson, Lake & Powell hologram tour would free Palmer from any obligation and give him the opportunity to tour with real musicians, but I somehow don't see it happening.
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    I just heard this song. It was my first...

    I just heard this song. It was my first experience of hearing IA's singing on an album since The Broadsword and the Beast. (I'm still discovering the classic Tull catalogue, and still haven't got...
  5. I love all of this album, and I can't really...

    I love all of this album, and I can't really dissect it because it was my gateway into music - I mean, "serious" music, as opposed to sugary pop. The first LP I actually listened to. It made a strong...
  6. Wow. I still haven't heard Common Ground, nor...

    Wow. I still haven't heard Common Ground, nor digested Grand Tour (and maybe not Grimspound either). I'm always one album late with them, but it is accelerating.
    I'm glad that more band members are...
  7. Very good news, good single !

    Very good news, good single !
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    Nice. I like this version better than the...

    Nice. I like this version better than the original. And Albert's vocals are pretty decent here.
    It seems that Buck, Eric Bloom and Richie Castellano guest on the album.
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    Wow, this is shocking news. "Tony Banks leaves...

    Wow, this is shocking news. "Tony Banks leaves the show to check his mailbox."
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    Yes, Alan Lancaster was a big part of what made...

    Yes, Alan Lancaster was a big part of what made classic Quo a great rock band. He brought some hard rock vibes and some good songs.
    "Quo" may be the album where he shines the most indeed.
    Francis...
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    The new single sounds good to me. It's great to...

    The new single sounds good to me. It's great to hear Paice in a more energetic style than on Whoosh.
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    It's always a joy to hear Buck's playing and...

    It's always a joy to hear Buck's playing and singing, which is one of the reasons why I welcomed the release of a new BOC album last year.
    That being said, I find Flat Out good, but a bit...
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    Very good !

    Very good !
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    With the title track, Alien Afternoon, The...

    With the title track, Alien Afternoon, The Dividing Line, There must Be Some Other Way and One Man's Fool, you have almost 40 minutes of fine Genesis music.
    (OK, the first half of AA isn't great,...
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    I enjoyed that interview, thanks for sharing. I...

    I enjoyed that interview, thanks for sharing.
    I agree with everything he said about CAS (the most promising songs, Tony Banks' choice of sounds, etc) and I'm still a bit frustrated about the way it...
  16. I have a hard time going back to that album...

    I have a hard time going back to that album (ITTLWRW). I understand why it can be viewed as brilliant or awful. I tend to find it boring.
    Nigel Godrich's production choices are interesting, but they...
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    This is how I view it too. I hope everyone...

    This is how I view it too. I hope everyone involved has a good time.

    An acoustic set in the middle of the show, as in the CAS tour, with all of them seated, would be cool. (And of course, they...
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    Is there another example of a high-profile band...

    Is there another example of a high-profile band reforming after (nearly) 40 years with the original line-up ?
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    Well, that's exactly what I'm telling myself. It...

    Well, that's exactly what I'm telling myself. It would be fun to be able to remix some mediocre or just badly mixed albums, but...
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    The songs I've heard sound like solid Maiden, as...

    The songs I've heard sound like solid Maiden, as expected, although I'm not sure I like the way the voice is mixed.
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    Yes, that was a good work, auxfnx (although I'm...

    Yes, that was a good work, auxfnx (although I'm not sure I can listen to Step Beyond anymore in this lifetime).
    Changing the snare sound is a good idea.
    But the whole original mix is...
  22. Interesting interview, thanks for sharing. Neil...

    Interesting interview, thanks for sharing.
    Neil Murray has a lot in common with Bob Daisley, whose name was also everywhere in the Purple and Sabbath related bands, among others. Very talented...
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    Indeed. That being said, the album may not...

    Indeed. That being said, the album may not contribute musically to the global warming, but on the other hand it may still ignite some fiery debates and generate more energy-consuming Yes threads....
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    After reading some of the reactions here, I...

    After reading some of the reactions here, I expected something worse.
    Well, I understand the appeal of the song, it's pleasant enough and carefully arranged, but I feel it just slips by. Maybe in...
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    Every time we think it's over, there's another...

    Every time we think it's over, there's another one coming ! Good news if it's confirmed !
    With the two previous albums, the titles suggested that it might be the end, and now... who knows ?
    I just...
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    Tasteful arrangement. I think the most poignant...

    Tasteful arrangement. I think the most poignant part of the show will be Eleventh Earl Of Mar sung by Nic Collins, followed by No Son Of Mine sung by Phil.
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    This is promising. There are also rumours about...

    This is promising. There are also rumours about The Battle Of Epping Forest sung a cappella by Daryl Stuermer, but I don't want to raise false hopes.
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    I would put Steve Rothery from Marillion in the...

    I would put Steve Rothery from Marillion in the same group, but of course he's a bit younger than these gentlemen...
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    Thanks for sharing. I'm OK with a "headphones in...

    Thanks for sharing. I'm OK with a "headphones in a darkened room" album with some twists and turns.
  30. (That's one of the problems with Roger Waters'...

    (That's one of the problems with Roger Waters' post 70s lyrics IMHO, but I know that's beside the point of this thread.)

    I have a disjointed view of KC history, as I have heard the Belew era...
  31. If I had to make a list of my favorite...

    If I had to make a list of my favorite lesser-known badass Sabbath riffs (let's say ones that are not obvious well-known classics), it would feature

    - that riff in Dirty Women where Ozzy sings...
  32. I agree with you regarding Sabbath's discography....

    I agree with you regarding Sabbath's discography. No bad album. Some great riffs on every album. Forbidden has obvious flaws, but it also has good material (especially Kiss Of Death IMHO), and I'm...
  33. On TE and Never Say Die Black Sabbath sound like...

    On TE and Never Say Die Black Sabbath sound like a band that has lost its way, but I like these records exactly for that reason. They are very eclectic and have many interesting parts, heavy ones,...
  34. Venom are the perfect example of a dysfunctional...

    Venom are the perfect example of a dysfunctional trio that goes through all possible combinations of original and returning ex members, partial or complete reformations that don't last. These days,...
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    Reading this thread makes me more and more...

    Reading this thread makes me more and more curious about this album, but I still haven't digested Grand Tour.
    I'm always one album late with BBT. Auto-buy, but not quite yet.
    I look forward to...
  36. King's X ?

    King's X ?
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    You can go on making them, but please stop...

    You can go on making them, but please stop enjoying them.
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    ^ I couldn't imagine Maiden straying so far from...

    ^ I couldn't imagine Maiden straying so far from their usual sound. Yes, they used synths in the past and even piano on the previous album, but I don't think they will experiment with their sound and...
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    I'm not seeing it on Maiden's Youtube official...

    I'm not seeing it on Maiden's Youtube official channel. I would be glad if they tried something different, but I have doubts here.
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    This is not Maiden, is it ?

    This is not Maiden, is it ?
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    Congratulations to Dan indeed. :up Dan, could...

    Congratulations to Dan indeed. :up

    Dan, could you now do something about the Waters-Gilmour feud ? ;)
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    And what is Vangelis' role in all this ? He is...

    And what is Vangelis' role in all this ? He is the secret link between Olias, Pulstar, library music and the new Yes single. There must be some kind of conspiracy. ;)
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    ^ Thanks for sharing ! The cue sheet can indeed...

    ^ Thanks for sharing !
    The cue sheet can indeed be confusing, especially 44 years after the recording. I sometimes rediscover musical pieces I created 3 months before without remembering anything...
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    It has been an interesting episode. Yes threads...

    It has been an interesting episode. Yes threads never disappoint !
    I guess it must be embarrassing for Downes and frustrating for the rest of the band, but it may be soon forgotten.
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    If Downes' explanation doesn't convince people,...

    If Downes' explanation doesn't convince people, the band can still use the kind of clarification Jon Anderson made about his recent release Sunlight : "This is not a Yes album, it's library music !"
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    Roger Dean's art never ceases to amaze me. Nature...

    Roger Dean's art never ceases to amaze me. Nature combined with fantasy, the perfect companion to a Yes thread.
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    I can sense more plagiarism issues coming.

    I can sense more plagiarism issues coming.
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    I wish this band all the best, and I'd be glad if...

    I wish this band all the best, and I'd be glad if the new album proved to be a good one, but it feels strange to discover the first new Yes music in years and to learn that the main theme has...
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    I think it's encouraging, especially compared...

    I think it's encouraging, especially compared with the album before, and it sounds at least like the current line-up actually tries to create decent new Yes material.
    I have some issues with the...
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    I have a special feeling for Duke. I love the...

    I have a special feeling for Duke.
    I love the artwork, which hints at the more minimalistic approach of the later albums while retaining the drawing/painting aspect and a sense of mystery and...
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    I can't imagine a world without Iron Maiden,...

    I can't imagine a world without Iron Maiden, they seem to be indestructible. As a teenager I loved the first seven albums and thought they were extremely cool, now I've moved on but I like the fact...
  52. Very interesting points, thank you for sharing. ...

    Very interesting points, thank you for sharing.
    I can imagine the "fan response" aspect being potentially demoralizing indeed, especially for a beginner. I published a few books and met some people...
  53. And I couldn't stop myself from viewing this...

    And I couldn't stop myself from viewing this video again, of course. Why am I so predictable ?
    And why am I hanging around in Yes threads when I have so many things to do in real life ?
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    With old bands like Yes, with a long history and...

    With old bands like Yes, with a long history and not many original members (if any), I have a special kind of curiosity which could be summed up by questions like "Has this line-up managed to...
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    I expect a fresh, rocking, well-refined set of...

    I expect a fresh, rocking, well-refined set of songs that captures the band’s true potential.

    Isn't there a special edition with the drum fills on a bonus CD ?
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    A few months ago I listened to some old Heep...

    A few months ago I listened to some old Heep songs as a personal memorial to Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake. Among them there was Illusion, one of my favorite Heep ballads. Now I'll listen to it once...
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    What a great singer. Rest in peace Mr Lawton.

    What a great singer. Rest in peace Mr Lawton.
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    While we're at it, I love Ronnie's performance of...

    While we're at it, I love Ronnie's performance of the Butterfly Ball songs with Deep Purple and orchestra on the 1999 Concerto tour (and the original performances are great too of course). It's not...
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    I'm sure that there are a few Mr. Stone, Dr....

    I'm sure that there are a few Mr. Stone, Dr. Fire, Ms. Evil (a.k.a. Lady Evil) in the phonebook, so it could work.
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    Thanks for all this inspiring work, it is truly...

    Thanks for all this inspiring work, it is truly appreciated. All the best in your new job.
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