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  1. Yes, I find it quite interesting that Frank...

    Yes, I find it quite interesting that Frank wanted him to.
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    :rofl That just isn't getting old!

    :rofl That just isn't getting old!
  3. Recent Ian Anderson interview, in depth about Minstrel In The Gallery (among others)

    https://www.loudersound.com/features/jethro-tull-how-loneliness-and-cold-war-spy-thrillers-shaped-minstrel-in-the-gallery

    This is a good read. Just a bit too long to copy and paste here though.
  4. Their latest album Living The Dream from 2018 is...

    Their latest album Living The Dream from 2018 is great!
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    Man, I hear you there. Just what I need, a...

    Man, I hear you there. Just what I need, a lengthy segment focusing on the type of people I've had to endure in the concert lineups over the years, but this time in my home.

    IN MY HOME! WHERE MY...
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    I love Lonesome Crow and Fly to the Rainbow, of...

    I love Lonesome Crow and Fly to the Rainbow, of course, and I've often recommended them to proggers who sometimes give surprised looks at the suggestion. But there's just something about the...
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    Scorpions - In Trance

    Can't stop listening to this one lately. I've been in a mood for the first five albums anyway, all of which I love, but I keep going back to In Trance the past few days. It's just one winner after...
  8. But what of this Hot Rats anniversary mention? An...

    But what of this Hot Rats anniversary mention? An intriguing thought...
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    Watched two completely different styles of movie...

    Watched two completely different styles of movie over the last two days:

    Suspiria - I was curious and a bit wary of a remake of the old Italian horror classic, but I couldn't help being drawn into...
  10. I almost wonder if he doesn't mail the CDs...

    I almost wonder if he doesn't mail the CDs himself, since both of mine ordered directly from his site arrived having been mailed from the post office counter of the local drugstore in his little town...
  11. Correct.

    Correct.
  12. I bought this CD directly from Phil's site last...

    I bought this CD directly from Phil's site last year and really enjoyed it. When I saw there was a new one out (48 Seconds), I grabbed that as well. Both are very enjoyable!
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    I'll just use this current thread to post this,...

    I'll just use this current thread to post this, and although it's a good (but old) interview, the main reason I am posting it is for the hilariously bad subtitles.

    "We really couldn't think of an...
  14. I thought I'd adjust this to reflect reality. :)

    I thought I'd adjust this to reflect reality. :)
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    He is not fond of the first three albums at all...

    He is not fond of the first three albums at all (and was also unhappy with working with the orchestra for the Concerto performance), so I'd think it highly unlikely that he would decide to revisit...
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    ^^^ I've had some pretty nice wines from...

    ^^^ I've had some pretty nice wines from California and Oregon over the last couple of years. But they were the pricier ones, not the $15-20 shelf pulls. We usually get a couple of those for special...
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    Hey, he's an old man now... that can happen! ...

    Hey, he's an old man now... that can happen!

    ....Ohhhh, you meant Candice Night. Oops.
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    Ha! Well, it has been mistakenly thought over the...

    Ha! Well, it has been mistakenly thought over the years that he was in fact aiming it at Gillan. Apparently he was livid that this guy broke his 'rule'... you can also see him later on pointing at...
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    I believe the vast majority of them are now...

    I believe the vast majority of them are now produced in Chile, despite originating in France, and made in small quantities elsewhere. Which is fine, because I too love (or at least really like) every...
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    ...after Gillan purposely drowned it in sauce,...

    ...after Gillan purposely drowned it in sauce, allegedly. Backstage antics that one might expect from a teenage group.

    Gillan still brings up Satriani in interviews (and at the HOF induction). I...
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    Ahh yes, Ritchie soaking the cameraman. Well, it...

    Ahh yes, Ritchie soaking the cameraman. Well, it was a juvenile thing to do, but the story goes that he insisted on no cameras on stage...

    But yeah, not a happy looking band. This was about the...
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    ...and then he later joined the band for a year!...

    ...and then he later joined the band for a year! :cool I asked him about his days with Tull when I interviewed him.
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    I shall endeavour to be more clear in the future.

    I shall endeavour to be more clear in the future.
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    No, the Roger Whittaker Chateau D'isaster tapes.

    No, the Roger Whittaker Chateau D'isaster tapes.
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    Oh, no doubt. And as difficult as Gillan could be...

    Oh, no doubt. And as difficult as Gillan could be at times, he certainly wouldn't do anything like leave the band in the middle of a tour!
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    I don't think Ian Gillan was too easy to deal...

    I don't think Ian Gillan was too easy to deal with at times either.
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    Re: The Tull Chateau tapes: I don't recall...

    Re: The Tull Chateau tapes:



    I don't recall the studio sessions being bootlegged, but I know Tull briefly played a couple of the tracks live around 1973, Audition and No Rehearsal if memory...
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    I saw an interview with Gillan where they were...

    I saw an interview with Gillan where they were discussing how much the band liked that song, but "unfortunately, Ritchie no likey".
  29. ^^^ Tasty info! Can't wait!

    ^^^ Tasty info! Can't wait!
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    There's a killer version of that on the new Ian...

    There's a killer version of that on the new Ian Gillan with the Don Airey band live album.
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    I knew Ritchie was a big Tull fan, both from...

    I knew Ritchie was a big Tull fan, both from interviews and from his own recordings. He covered Rainbow Blues with Blackmore's Night as well as having Ian play flute on the track Play Minstrel Play,...
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    I noticed there are actually two of them on...

    I noticed there are actually two of them on there. The one I just watched was called Up Close And Personal, and I really enjoyed it. Cool to hear some of those interviews!

    During one of Ritchie's...
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    That one sounds like a Kiss track. Those are...

    That one sounds like a Kiss track. Those are probably the two low points of that album.



    I didn't know that, I'll check it out for sure, thanks!
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    Post-Dio Rainbow

    Today, out of nowhere, I decided to pull the following CDs from the shelf and spin them in chronological order:

    Down To Earth
    Difficult To Cure
    Straight Between The Eyes
    Bent Out Of Shape...
  35. Five A Curious Feeling Six Seven The Fugitive...

    Five
    A Curious Feeling
    Six
    Seven
    The Fugitive
    The Wicked Lady
    Strictly Inc.
    Bankstatement
    Soundtracks
    Still
  36. Mine is from the 35th anniversary series from...

    Mine is from the 35th anniversary series from 2005 with the outer slipcase and the CD booklet with the overlay cover effect.
  37. I'm so glad to hear how much you're enjoying it!...

    I'm so glad to hear how much you're enjoying it! I agree, that fourth disc is outstanding. You can probably see why both Bill and I would instantly have shelled out for the new set if it had included...
  38. I would be all over that! There are three...

    I would be all over that!



    There are three of Tony's home demos for the orchestral tracks Spring Tide, Neap Tide and City Of Gold, as well as the previously unreleased instrumental track...
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    An hour with Geddy Lee

    Great interview from Ged's recent book tour. He's super laid back and in a good mood. :cool


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qthDEig-EQ
  40. Thread: Birders

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    No! The birds did! :rofl

    No! The birds did! :rofl
  41. Thread: Birders

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    Male red-winged blackbirds are notoriously...

    Male red-winged blackbirds are notoriously territorial. I've had them swoop down and peck me on the head right in front of my house when they have their nest in a nearby tree. You can tell the...
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    Well, his performance was excellent, I thought...

    Well, his performance was excellent, I thought the film was a bit flawed. It's good, but not great IMO. I'm not always enamoured of Oliver Stone's directing to be honest. Obviously some of his films...
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    I agree, but it didn't say best performance, it...

    I agree, but it didn't say best performance, it said best picture. Best performance for me might have to be in The Doors.
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    Absolutely. And incredibly, the spin-off TV...

    Absolutely. And incredibly, the spin-off TV series has been outstanding as well, which could have gone the other way.
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    Yep! "I like you, Clarence... always have, always...

    Yep! "I like you, Clarence... always have, always will..."
  46. An Island In The Darkness, Thursday The 12th,...

    An Island In The Darkness, Thursday The 12th, Another Murder Of A Day, Say You'll Never Leave Me, Moving Under, Quicksilver Suite



    Ahhh, with Tony playing an old-school Casio keyboard (really!)
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    You and me both, friend. The sheer adoration for...

    You and me both, friend. The sheer adoration for that movie is baffling to me. I'm also not a fan of John Goodman, which doesn't help.
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    Top Secret! and Real Genius being cited as Val...

    Top Secret! and Real Genius being cited as Val Kilmer's best pictures when the guy was in True Romance and Heat is the Head-scratcher Of The Day for Monday, August 12th, 2019.
  49. I'd say the 2009 remaster on Alucard. Beats the...

    I'd say the 2009 remaster on Alucard. Beats the one they did in 2000 IMO. No, they are not all needle drops.
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    I've never joined one of those clubs, but I must...

    I've never joined one of those clubs, but I must say for six bucks a bottle, I also wouldn't complain about a lackluster performer. We ended up watching a movie after dinner, so we are on to another...
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    Tonight we watched The Wife, an absolutely...

    Tonight we watched The Wife, an absolutely excellent film starring Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close. Beautifully directed by Björn Runge. Outstanding writing and acting, this is my kind of movie.
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    Interesting, Bill, I've never had teroldego!

    Interesting, Bill, I've never had teroldego!
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    Currently enjoying a bottle of 2013 Rocca Sveva...

    Currently enjoying a bottle of 2013 Rocca Sveva Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso... this is really nice. Powerful nose of cherries and vanilla with a plum and blackberry flavour. Silky and juicy! Like...
  54. I think I probably prefer these new Stormwatch...

    I think I probably prefer these new Stormwatch tracks to the new ones that appeared on the Heavy Horses set. I like those, but it's a bit easier to see why some of them were left off than it is in...
  55. No, Lyricon Blues isn't listed as previously...

    No, Lyricon Blues isn't listed as previously unreleased from what I've seen (I'm still waiting on a digital copy of the booklet to verify this kind of info). I just shared some of what I've been...
  56. Yes, Lyricon Blues is the Untitled Blues...

    Yes, Lyricon Blues is the Untitled Blues Instrumental from the 20 Years boxed set!

    Sorry Triscuits, I had mixed up the tracks and thought you were talking about the Rock Instrumental, not Lyricon...
  57. I love War Child, so I'd have been happy to have...

    I love War Child, so I'd have been happy to have twice as much! ;)
  58. And War Child.

    And War Child.
  59. Nope. Completely different.

    Nope. Completely different.
  60. Sure. ***** HERE BE S P O I L E R S ...

    Sure.

    ***** HERE BE

    S P O I L E R S

    ********

    Dark Ages (Early version) - I truly think this is one of the all time great Tull pieces. This demo-ish version has a much longer,...
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