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    It's all rather Masonic, initiation ceremonies,...

    It's all rather Masonic, initiation ceremonies, meetings with robes donned under candlelight... or at least it was in the beginning when it was ruled by the Prognoscenti. Then they let people like me...
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    Speaking for my own ratings, I would disagree...

    Speaking for my own ratings, I would disagree with this statement. The distillation to a single number for a rating is simply how much I enjoy listening to any given album, and how I compare it to...
  3. Wanted to add some positive feedback - I've...

    Wanted to add some positive feedback - I've bought something from Tom in every one of his sales, and the quality and service are both excellent. Always a fun selection, too.
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    I can break out the melodica.

    I can break out the melodica.
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    Man, that's rough news. Echolyn were a headliner...

    Man, that's rough news. Echolyn were a headliner and a real draw band. They're going to have a pull out a top tier band with massive appeal to replace them.

    I've had first hand experience with...
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    This was my experience after Ken cleaned some...

    This was my experience after Ken cleaned some stuff on his Audio Desk. I was pretty happy with what vacuum cleaning was doing for me, but knowing what the results of adding ultrasonic to my regimen...
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    I can only say from my use of the Audio Desk - I...

    I can only say from my use of the Audio Desk - I used distilled water (the reservoir takes just over a gallon). They sell a proprietary surfricant solution that they suggest lasts anywhere between...
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    Hah. Yeah, I didn't really get much chances to...

    Hah. Yeah, I didn't really get much chances to stop, as the traffic was horrible, and my companions in the car weren't interested in prolonging the journey any further ;)

    I did actually stop at...
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    Billing is just like ebay - you get invoiced for...

    Billing is just like ebay - you get invoiced for all activity at the end of the month.

    BTW Ian, that fee from just 8 sales means you did pretty, pretty good ;)
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    Was I sitting next to you when that happened? I...

    Was I sitting next to you when that happened? I have a distinct memory of being in the hotel one night and talking to you when the Captain came over, said something that was the funniest thing we had...
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    That's actually what got me heavily involved in...

    That's actually what got me heavily involved in discogs about five years ago. I wound up putting my CD collection on there and seeing the crazy prices some albums were going for. It helped thin the...
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    Ah, very cool. That will definitely be a stop,...

    Ah, very cool. That will definitely be a stop, thanks!
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    Thanks to everyone - I've added places to my...

    Thanks to everyone - I've added places to my google maps and will probably stop at a few depending on traffic/willingness of my fellow passengers. I won't be up near the Boston end (headed to the...
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    New England Record Stores?

    Hey all,

    Looking for any recommendations for record stores (I'm only looking for vinyl) only along the I-95/195/495 corridors through CT, RI, and MA. Willing to make some small detours, but not...
  15. Thread: Progstock!?

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    There has been a consistent core of people behind...

    There has been a consistent core of people behind ProgDay to provide enough continuity throughout the years. And I'm sure someone like Michael Bennett who has been involved in some way since the...
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    This isn't to be critical of the lineup one way...

    This isn't to be critical of the lineup one way or the other, but merely reinforcing the idea that "known" or "unknown" is really in the eye of the beholder (or ticket buyer, in this case). Out of 18...
  17. *bump*

    *bump*
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    If there haven't been deposits paid to start...

    If there haven't been deposits paid to start securing the venue, equipment, and other logistics by this point, they're still looking at a loss. Using the buzzword "crowd funding" doesn't negate...
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    As someone who has lived through organizing a...

    As someone who has lived through organizing a prog festival and lived to tell the tale, the blunt, honest truth is a lot less painful than the possible financial ruin that delusion can bring on....
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    The first two are definitely their strongest, and...

    The first two are definitely their strongest, and the ones I pull out most. This is the last one I really like, and it's quite good, but as said above, it's shed a lot of its Zeuhl influence and...
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    I think you're under much stricter guidelines...

    I think you're under much stricter guidelines from Ebay about canceling an order. You need to go through the resolution center and work it out first, which could take weeks.
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    Can't disagree.

    Can't disagree.
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    France really did peak around this time. In the...

    France really did peak around this time. In the more straight up Ange school, I'd add Metabolisme, Grime, Orion, and Oniris. On the jazzy side, Carpe Diem, Ma Banlieue Flasque, Plat du Jour, Ex...
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    Speaking of underrated French albums from this...

    Speaking of underrated French albums from this time: Cocktail.
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    I'd give it another chance. I always thought it...

    I'd give it another chance. I always thought it was fairly lightweight and just sort of an 80s Camel knock off, but I've played it a lot recently and the melodies really get stuck in your head....
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    I think this is different from the point that Tom...

    I think this is different from the point that Tom is making, as much sense as it makes. I know I for one would not bother to enter something like this into the database, because it's so much work....
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    9182 (Second from the left)

    9182

    (Second from the left)
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    Not being snarky, but can someone explain the...

    Not being snarky, but can someone explain the point of a tube amp that outputs to Bluetooth? Aren't you converting the signal to digital, and in essence making the tubes pointless? Or are you getting...
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    I gave this a few listens in the background after...

    I gave this a few listens in the background after it first came in and was impressed enough for an archival release. Really sat down with it yesterday with a friend over and truly got excited. This...
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    I could never get into this when I had the 2/1...

    I could never get into this when I had the 2/1 back in the day, but I got this LP from Tom's sale in the spring and really liked it. I've grown to like this prog/fusion style a lot more as time has...
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    Funny, I tend to think of Ocean as one of the...

    Funny, I tend to think of Ocean as one of the albums that is most guilty of this. Inside and Floating are the two I always go back to because I find they have the least.
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    It's one of those things that reminds you that...

    It's one of those things that reminds you that the original purpose of the site was as a discography database ;) I delete them all the time too, but I at least like that people are willing to keep...
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    The leather will make it easy to sweep up the...

    The leather will make it easy to sweep up the bits of shredded wax when you're done playing the album ;)

    It is quite nice looking.
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    That guy's opinion is absolute as well, so I'm...

    That guy's opinion is absolute as well, so I'm not going to bother to waste my breath anymore. But I will bring it back to this thread, as I'm curious what others here think. As Tom mentioned above,...
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    I'll take some of the heat for arguing in the...

    I'll take some of the heat for arguing in the other direction, though I did weigh in about the EX designation ;) It seems the other posters were interested in more of the crushing specifics of other...
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    I've always assumed this was a database issue...

    I've always assumed this was a database issue that they never bothered to correct, as you see it almost anywhere when two albums were issued in the same calendar year.
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    Steve Freeman is the reason I stopped adding...

    Steve Freeman is the reason I stopped adding things that weren't in the database. I had added maybe a dozen or so, and because I didn't get every mincing detail correct (against the rules of proper...
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    Oh, the recommended price is a joke, and...

    Oh, the recommended price is a joke, and basically only works with brand new releases where there isn't much price fluctuation in their sales history. Try it on some album that has pirate editions...
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    I took too long to finish writing my last post,...

    I took too long to finish writing my last post, and you beat me to it ;) I find that I have to message sellers who don't include a written description with the grade, essentially asking "so what is...
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    Oh, pricing is generally insane. I probably buy...

    Oh, pricing is generally insane. I probably buy 95% from eBay instead, though if you're diligent, you can find the occasional deal on discogs.

    As a seller myself, I am sometimes guilty of listing...
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    It seems to be directed specifically to...

    It seems to be directed specifically to audiophiles, since most of the commentary has to do with pressing, mastering, etc.
  42. FWIW, those are industry standard policies for...

    FWIW, those are industry standard policies for auction houses, and a requisite for bidding. You pay the premium for them to come up with that glossy catalogue ;)
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    This was actually always my favorite Crimson....

    This was actually always my favorite Crimson. Whatever made this the outlier for everyone else who loved the band was must have been what appealed to me, as I didn't like the pre-Wetton stuff that...
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    When did the site first migrate from the Yahoo...

    When did the site first migrate from the Yahoo Group? I can't even remember how long I've been here :huh
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    Not sure if it was importcds or Collector's...

    Not sure if it was importcds or Collector's Choice, or one of the huge distribution arms, but I've had to return a number of records because of this flimsy packaging. Not surprised at all they tried...
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    You know, I had to go back and check that again,...

    You know, I had to go back and check that again, and I'm wrong. I've heard the three studio albums from Genealogia on. My bad! Which probably explains a lot here.




    Relatively speaking, I...
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    Hugues, I suspect our Fusion tastes are pretty...

    Hugues, I suspect our Fusion tastes are pretty similar. I didn't really care for Perigeo either, though the first was pretty good. For lack of a better description it's too wanky for me.
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    Great, that's exactly the sound I like out of...

    Great, that's exactly the sound I like out of this stuff, thanks for the confirmation. Honestly, I almost never listen to youtube clips. If I'm in front of a computer, I'm at work, or listening to...
  49. I haven't heard much, but that chamber aspect you...

    I haven't heard much, but that chamber aspect you mentioned always felt a bit sterile to me. Some Folk Rock stuff can come off as dry, especially the more traditional pieces that don't get much added...
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    This has been on my radar, but I haven't checked...

    This has been on my radar, but I haven't checked it out. "Fusion" is incredibly hit and miss for me, but your description makes me think it's the kind of thing I'd actually really dig. How, if at...
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    +1 - I've also noticed that when asking about a...

    +1 - I've also noticed that when asking about a band/album/etc. the first response is often posting a YouTube video. While that can be helpful, (1) I'm on this site and asking the question because I...
  52. Completely anecdotal, but it would be great to...

    Completely anecdotal, but it would be great to hear from anyone who just attended ProgDay as to whether or not there were more young people than usual. Were they brought in by a band like Bent Knee,...
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    I don't see it either, though I'm not using the advanced metrics of concert t-shirts as my proof, so we may be wrong. I think when we start referencing the younger audience, there's a stipulation to...
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    Wait, I thought we already established beyond a shadow of a doubt it was Dream Theater?
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    Only counts if I was there ;)

    Only counts if I was there ;)
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    It was part of the Clearlight performance, and...

    It was part of the Clearlight performance, and Paul Whitehead came on stage near the end. The Muffins also played twice, in both 2001 and 2002.
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    Man, I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the info!
  58. I love all the Fairport through this one, but I'd...

    I love all the Fairport through this one, but I'd agree with JJ's statement above as to why this is their masterpiece and the template for what a true synthesis of traditional folk music with rock...
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    What a terrible cover. I ignored this thread...

    What a terrible cover. I ignored this thread until I saw your post about it on Facebook. Sounds really cool and I'll be checking it out.
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    I couldn't have put this better. This is one of...

    I couldn't have put this better. This is one of the few modern prog albums I really love - as Cozy hit on the point, this is done *exceedingly* well. For me personally, I'd rather listen to this...
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