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    Jobson has a crazy concept of what constitutes...

    Jobson has a crazy concept of what constitutes "good" production, particularly applied to live recordings.
    It's all the more surprising as, on the other hand, his re-creation of the classic UK...
  2. I noticed that one too. Doesn't make sense unless...

    I noticed that one too. Doesn't make sense unless he really means 1977.
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    Yes, I do. It's still on DimeADozen, where I got...

    Yes, I do. It's still on DimeADozen, where I got it from. It claims to be soundboard-sourced, and sounds like it. Or to be more specific, it sounds like an Eddie Jobson production. Some, let's say,...
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    Of the trio line-up with Bozzio, there's a...

    Of the trio line-up with Bozzio, there's a soundboard from Wilmington (DE) that's in circulation. Drums slightly boomy, but otherwise fine.
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    Not all 2012 shows had that line-up. I saw them...

    Not all 2012 shows had that line-up. I saw them in London, and it was a quartet with Machacek and Gary Husband on drums.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bet6rPhNSIU ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bet6rPhNSIU

    Thanks !
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    Can anyone here (possibly you, profusion) shed...

    Can anyone here (possibly you, profusion) shed any light on what the creative process in the band was, and more specifically the interaction between composing the music and writing the lyrics ? Did...
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    There is a 1970 session on this relatively...

    There is a 1970 session on this relatively obscure release that, to my knowledge, hasn't been released elsewhere :
    https://www.discogs.com/fr/Caravan-The-Show-Of-Our-Lives/release/8267973

    6. If I...
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    A discussion I had with Tim H about "Amygdala"...

    A discussion I had with Tim H about "Amygdala" (2005). He's evidently less of a fan of the piece than some of us are...

    Q: re: "Amygdala", I think you now consider this the absolute antithesis to...
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    A somewhat related item of interest is something...

    A somewhat related item of interest is something I heard from drummer Dave Kerman, who attended several shows on the GftO tour and swears that Tony Kaye was part of the band's entourage in some...
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    For the record, it's Robert's words in "Sea...

    For the record, it's Robert's words in "Sea Song", not Alfie's, and the Ivor Cutler monologues were written by Robert, too. It seems you're implying something different here.
  12. Thread: Keith Tippet

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    Not fair to Melody Maker, which devoted a...

    Not fair to Melody Maker, which devoted a sizeable portion of its weekly issue to jazz back in those days, with top journalists like Richard Williams, Steve Lake and others dealing with the current...
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    It's Alan Gowen singing "bye for now" in his...

    It's Alan Gowen singing "bye for now" in his vocoder.

    http://www.calyx-canterbury.fr/index/gowenvocoder.jpg
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    To be honest... I think that's just how Bill...

    To be honest... I think that's just how Bill MacCormick phrased it in one particular interview, having come into trouble (with Fripp, via the Elephant Talk mailing list where someone had posted about...
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    For a moment while I wrote the post above I'd...

    For a moment while I wrote the post above I'd forgotten about them doing "Gates" on the last US tour. Sorry about that. I remember hearing a recording and Downes did sound OK playing - at least, as...
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    Agreed, although Downes surprisingly was in a...

    Agreed, although Downes surprisingly was in a late incarnation of Gary Boyle's Isotope !
    Henry has been keeping (sort of) alive the hope of a last-minute announcement that Moraz would appear as...
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    The quote about Vangelis is a little intriguing....

    The quote about Vangelis is a little intriguing. Howe implies that the material rehearsed with Vangelis had no relation to what ended up on "Relayer". I find this intriguing. This would mean that...
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    Chalkpie : Any Advance on Carpet contains Bossa...

    Chalkpie : Any Advance on Carpet contains Bossa Nochance and Big Jobs from the 1st Hatfield.

    The session dates from April 1972.
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    Yes, it does. It is very thoroughly explored.

    Yes, it does. It is very thoroughly explored.
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    Fripp's New Year message on DGMLive implied news...

    Fripp's New Year message on DGMLive implied news on this and the Court boxed set would be forthcoming. A release date of "early 2020" has been mentioned for the box, so hopefully the doc will follow...
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    Anything can be crossfaded to sound like a...

    Anything can be crossfaded to sound like a continuous piece. Based on the account in Sid's book, this was a separate take. To quote Ian McDonald : "We'd just recorded Moonchild and Mike's drums were...
  22. Neither do I. I think there was a Beatles-like...

    Neither do I. I think there was a Beatles-like thing about PF in the way the members complemented each other. Gilmour brought a strong melodic sense, Wright brought interesting chord sequences and...
  23. Why ? There is nothing wrong with the production...

    Why ? There is nothing wrong with the production or mix on that one. It's superbly produced.
    I also happen to like it. Nowhere near as much as some of what came before, but probably more than...
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    I believe the improv is actually a separate take,...

    I believe the improv is actually a separate take, after they'd done the song. It's been mentioned that Lake was in the control room when the others recorded it, so I assume he didn't just quietly...
  25. Thread: Magma news

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    There are different kinds of line-up changes. A...

    There are different kinds of line-up changes. A change of one of two keyboard players or second drummer isn't as important as occasions where virtually the entire line-up changed. I would personally...
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    Not sure which three albums you mean. "Grace For...

    Not sure which three albums you mean. "Grace For Drowning" had some, "The Raven" had a lot, but three albums ? Personally, I'd enjoy more of it, as "The Raven" is my favourite of his albums.


    ...
  27. Did you see my private message ? You would know...

    Did you see my private message ? You would know by now if you had.
  28. Thread: Magma news

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    I would say somewhere in between. Vander had the...

    I would say somewhere in between. Vander had the original vision, but it wasn't fully developed musically, more like a general intention/direction and a range of influences. There was a more...
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    The basic tracks were done in one take, already...

    The basic tracks were done in one take, already released, so there's no equivalent to what happened with the other tracks - just one take, plus overdubs (the sax overdubs are in one of the folders,...
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    Yes, but quite expensive to download especially...

    Yes, but quite expensive to download especially if you, like me, intend to buy the boxed set - which, thankfully, is confirmed for release in early rather than late 2020.
  31. Thread: Magma news

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    Elvis could never have sacked Col. Parker's wife...

    Elvis could never have sacked Col. Parker's wife if she'd been his sound engineer.
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    Not really outtakes from the sessions for those...

    Not really outtakes from the sessions for those albums - they are solo works by each of the three members recorded in 1977-79 and originally released on a compilation called "'70-'80".
    The only...
  33. To get things absolutely clear, Keith's birth...

    To get things absolutely clear, Keith's birth name was "Tippetts". As Mister Triscuits said he shortened it to "Tippett" so the name of his group was the "Keith Tippett Group" not something that...
  34. "A few 5s to take away the taste of all those...

    "A few 5s to take away the taste of all those 7s..." - Soft Machine "Out of Tunes" (R.Wyatt)
  35. Thread: Magma news

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    You probably mean before the 1 1/2 year break...

    You probably mean before the 1 1/2 year break they took (all of 2018 plus 1st half of 2019) during which they only played a couple of special gigs (one in support of Le Triton, and another at the...
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    The hiring of Goubert and the listing of the...

    The hiring of Goubert and the listing of the extra singers as full time members makes me wonder if the plan isn’t to switch into full "promoting Zess" mode ? Benoit didn’t play on it, even at the...
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    There was very palpable tension at their...

    There was very palpable tension at their September gig at Le Triton, after which I was told that Bussonnet wouldn’t last much longer - but I assumed this to mean he would jump, not be pushed out.
    ...
  38. Thread: Magma news

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    Poor Hervé ! Don't forget him.

    Poor Hervé ! Don't forget him.
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    This isn't official at all. The news leaked....

    This isn't official at all. The news leaked. Probably not what Stella or anyone wanted. But you can't swear everyone to secrecy - once the news reached certain people, it is inevitable that it ends...
  40. Thread: Magma news

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    So it's a two-keyboards line-up with Simon...

    So it's a two-keyboards line-up with Simon possibly doubling on drums for some numbers ?
    Thierry Eliez is an interesting keyboard player - he did a very interesting tribute to Keith Emerson (I...
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    I thought 48 hours before the cat was out of the...

    I thought 48 hours before the cat was out of the bag wasn't too bad by today's standards.
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    Yes, sadly this seems legit, but there is another...

    Yes, sadly this seems legit, but there is another part that hasn't been mentioned which I find dubious, it's that Bussonnet's replacement would be... Jannick Top's son. I thought the whole thing was...
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    TSR is Swiss, not French. (Television...

    TSR is Swiss, not French. (Television Suisse-Romande)
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    Thanks, that's the kind of first-hand...

    Thanks, that's the kind of first-hand confirmation I was hoping for !
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    Me too, actually. I thought it was Pratt "doing"...

    Me too, actually. I thought it was Pratt "doing" Waters, generally (as in "Run Like Hell"). Carin's lead vocals on "Dogs" (with Waters) sounded quite like Gilmour.
    Do we know for sure it's Carin...
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    I once interviewed the late Francois Ovide who,...

    I once interviewed the late Francois Ovide who, iirc, guests on this though not on guitar, and he told me hé’d actually been a member prior to them making the album. I think he’d joined Marcoeur’s...
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    Jon Carin sang Dogs incredibly well on Roger...

    Jon Carin sang Dogs incredibly well on Roger Waters’ 1999 tour.
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    I don't think that was true at all until ABWH....

    I don't think that was true at all until ABWH. Until he formed Bruford in 1977-78, although this had been on his mind since the end of KC in 1974, there was no "playing rock to fund my jazz projects"...
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    What we do have, and it's still puzzling, is a...

    What we do have, and it's still puzzling, is a demo version of "Turn Of The Century" (a song that originated with Alan White, with no known involvement of Squire in the writing) on the GftO reissue...
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    Strangely, the booklet for the recent "Ex Box" CD...

    Strangely, the booklet for the recent "Ex Box" CD of rarities makes the claim that it's Martin Ditcham drumming on the 1971 recording "Poglith" - which, it is also claimed, is the tape made by the...
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    Yeah, I and about five other people will take to...

    Yeah, I and about five other people will take to the streets... Well, since the whole public transport network is on strike, we'll have to make do with a Skype conference call.
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    Perhaps there is a country called Squitzerland...

    Perhaps there is a country called Squitzerland where we could turn this mere pun into a proper spoonerism ?
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    What you call a clarinet is known to most as a...

    What you call a clarinet is known to most as a soprano saxophone.
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    I never said there was a sixth book. There were...

    I never said there was a sixth book. There were only four books in the series published in his lifetime -

    Pantagruel (1532)
    Gargantua (1534)
    Tiers Livre (1546)
    Quart Livre (1548)

    The fifth...
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    I stand corrected. I tend to equate spoonerisms...

    I stand corrected. I tend to equate spoonerisms to their supposed French equivalent, "contrepèteries", which are almost always sexual in nature. So whenever a wordplay isn't sexual, "pun" comes to my...
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    Just an incidental note on Rabelais. Contrary to...

    Just an incidental note on Rabelais. Contrary to what Wikipedia seems to claim there was never, at least in Rabelais’ lifetime, a single volume published called Le Livre de Gargantua et Pantagruel....
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    Yes there are great classic tracks Steve isn't...

    Yes there are great classic tracks Steve isn't playing - thankfully we have bands like The Musical Box doing some of them. Just last month I saw them do "Stagnation", "Looking For Someone",...
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    If you've seen the BBC documentary, you've got...

    If you've seen the BBC documentary, you've got all your answers in there. The Genesis Revisited project isn't even acknowledged, nor would Banks, Rutherford or Collins condescend to saying a nice...
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    ^^^Best pun ever.

    ^^^Best pun ever.
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    Billy mentions the 'ghost tracks' in the...

    Billy mentions the 'ghost tracks' in the interview we did in 2000 which is hosted on Henry's website -
    http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/iv/bsinterview.htm

    Basically, the implication is that the...
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