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    HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY BASSMASTER TONY LEVIN! ...

    HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY BASSMASTER TONY LEVIN!

    https://youtu.be/QSb6OTVpGQM

    I had the honor and pleasure meeting Tony when he was touring with California Guitar trio at the Mucky Duck in Houston,...
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    Waiting on the Monday June 7 official...

    Waiting on the Monday June 7 official announcement by DMG on Tour 2021

    The one thing that is for sure: Canada is not in those plans.
  3. Sadly for me, I have never been able to see...

    Sadly for me, I have never been able to see Renaissance live. And in 2019 I had the chance to go to the Keswick theater filming of the 540th Anniversary concert.
    But coincidentally I already had...
  4. Precisely, that is why I am inclined to do the...

    Precisely, that is why I am inclined to do the streaming this year.

    I enjoyed in person the 2018 & 2019 Festivals that had awesome lineups and were worth the travel but this year it is very...
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    I added a post on the "Animals Remix" thread and...

    I added a post on the "Animals Remix" thread and made mention of the Wish you were here Immersion box set.

    This box is a massive 5 disc package that includes: 36 page book by Storm Thorgerson, 20...
  6. It doesn't say anything about steaming on Stage...

    It doesn't say anything about steaming on Stage It, could it be coming?
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    I would have hoped for the Montreal Olympic...

    I would have hoped for the Montreal Olympic stadium July 3 live recording to have been an excellent choice from the archives (besides I was there jeje).

    But it seems that this expanded Animals...
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    If it weren't for Marillion and IQ still...

    If it weren't for Marillion and IQ still producing new material, this movement would be dead.

    Bands like Pallas are practically gone. Pendragon and Arena still record and tour but with the...
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    Correct. I see no extra value buying this when...

    Correct. I see no extra value buying this when most of us already have the GEP Deluxe reissues.
  10. I missed The Waiting room webcast, so I'll wait...

    I missed The Waiting room webcast, so I'll wait for the StageIt promos/reminders I get from them and check the calendar for October.

    The Prog stock site does not give substantial updates anymore.
  11. I have a mini-box set (I Lost My head) that...

    I have a mini-box set (I Lost My head) that includes their remastered albums from 1975-1980, Free Hand comes with 5 Bonus tracks.

    So I'm happy enough with this and don't see why spend more on this...
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    This has become an interesting chat. Yes, there...

    This has become an interesting chat. Yes, there are younger fans and even the ones from the 80's are still in their 50's as you say and have the income to pay ticket prices for this tour (but that is...
  13. OK, cool. Thanks for the tip!

    OK, cool. Thanks for the tip!
  14. Will there be a streaming through Stage It like...

    Will there be a streaming through Stage It like last November?:huh
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    Sounds very new age to me. Y no cantan en...

    Sounds very new age to me. Y no cantan en espanol?

    But their music is very ambiance and good for the soul.
    Thanks for sharing.
  16. If we are talking rock birthdays, on mine that is...

    If we are talking rock birthdays, on mine that is JULY 28

    Simon Kirke – Bad Company, Free – 1949
    Steve Peregrin – T.Rex – 1949
    Steve Morse – Deep Purple – 1954 (my year)

    Geddy Lee - Rush -...
  17. I was fortunate to have seen this tour at the end...

    I was fortunate to have seen this tour at the end of 1981 at the Montreal Forum. Having previously seen them at the "other" Forum in California, this tour and album had all the opposite musical...
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    I never thought the day I would see Mr. Fripp...

    I never thought the day I would see Mr. Fripp turn into a skinhead!!
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    This trio version of Genesis should now have only...

    This trio version of Genesis should now have only played a setlist of the Phil Collins era songs, jeez Peter Gabriel left the band 47 years ago :-(
    It's about time to move on to the chapter that...
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    For Marillion like the rest, when speaking of of...

    For Marillion like the rest, when speaking of of GAZA, it will have a whole new meaning after the ongoing conflict with Israel this past week and while hoping for a ceasefire.

    Roger Waters has...
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    It was before the pandemic was declared; they...

    It was before the pandemic was declared; they were going to play the Ottawa Blues festival on July 2020. But then all hell broke loose.

    The main reason KC will not even consider Canada now is...
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    Love this album, it comes with the English and...

    Love this album, it comes with the English and Italian versions on separate CDs. Just like L'isola di Niente and The world became the world earlier.

    These guys are something special and pride of...
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    So now - Nick Beggs has two bands (besides...

    So now - Nick Beggs has two bands (besides sometimes with Steven Wilson & Hackett) working with Marco Minnemann and Roger King (Mute Gods) and on the other hand with Adam Holzman and Craig Blundell...
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    About the beginnings of prog, yesterday I read an...

    About the beginnings of prog, yesterday I read an article on Prog magazine about which albums came before King Crimson's "In the Court of the Crimson King" (1969) suggesting The Nice "Ars Longa Vita...
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    So am I that the Montreal date is pretty much not...

    So am I that the Montreal date is pretty much not happening. It is ironic because today in Quebec it was announced the loosening of restrictions and lifting the curfew.

    For me, it will depend on...
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    This release is an oddity; it only has a handful...

    This release is an oddity; it only has a handful of unreleased tracks and is mostly comprised of the contents from previously released live material from the In the present Live at Lyon CDs.

    Of...
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    This RRHOF is a sham and farce. Specially when it...

    This RRHOF is a sham and farce. Specially when it comes to heavy metal, they have hardly ever recognized that genre. The very few fortunate are Black Sabbath, Metallica, Deep Purple and maybe Rush...
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    The album Phil did with John Wetton stands out...

    The album Phil did with John Wetton stands out for me. The performances are incredible, I wish they would have done more than one.

    One could never guess that these musicians were in bands like...
  29. I just tried buying directly from Import CDs for...

    I just tried buying directly from Import CDs for the first time to be shipped to Canada, hoping for a smooth and trouble free delivery.

    In Canada, it's not only the shipping delivery time but...
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    I've been checking the DMG and PdA sites to see...

    I've been checking the DMG and PdA sites to see if the Montreal King Crimson show for July 9 is still on.

    No change but, the KC site has not sent out an official notice, has someone heard or seen...
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    I made mention on the Genesis fan forum on how...

    I made mention on the Genesis fan forum on how special these times are when the Last Domino Tour was announced; yes, ticket prices are much higher but some of us fortunate to have kept working and...
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    Nad fits well in a tribute role that he has...

    Nad fits well in a tribute role that he has willfully done with the Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited gig. He has the difficult task to sing both Gabriel and Collins songs convincingly but makes an...
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    Thanks. Are you also going to from Ottawa to...

    Thanks.

    Are you also going to from Ottawa to Montreal?
  34. Thread: New Asia Box Set

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    I would recommend that you listen their live...

    I would recommend that you listen their live album "Urban Psalm". It has a bunch of Asia songs but also their ICON material, enjoy:
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    Just ordered the book today, can't wait. Bill has...

    Just ordered the book today, can't wait. Bill has lots of history in my experiences and preferences.
  36. Very good observation; I think it was because in...

    Very good observation; I think it was because in UK, Jobson had full control of the sound while in Jethro Tull, not only he was a "guest" but the sound was totally controlled by Ian Anderson who has...
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    Thanks for the typo correction, but the letters...

    Thanks for the typo correction, but the letters still add up, je je ;-) oh well, PSG got eliminated anyway and it will be an all British Champions final! :)
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    Gianni Leone kind of fits the same tendency that...

    Gianni Leone kind of fits the same tendency that Mike Oldfield had with his Tubular Bells spinning countless alternate versions and rehashing of the same idea.

    After YS, Leone released Trys and...
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    Nice to hear this; it may be called Styx but the...

    Nice to hear this; it may be called Styx but the mood and typical sound is different and sure has evolved since say, The Grand Illusion (1977). I have been a fan since then and have all those...
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    I had the feeling a second show would be added in...

    I had the feeling a second show would be added in Montreal but did not want to take a chance and got mine on the pre-sale. This wonderful city has been a fan devoted Genesis city since 1973 and since...
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    And my question would be do tribute bands count?...

    And my question would be do tribute bands count? If so, you can't get any bigger and better than THE MUSICAL BOX from Quebec.
    Everyone knows how exceptional they are, even Peter Gabriel has...
  42. These video interviews are so darn long!

    These video interviews are so darn long!
  43. Thread: Rush 40th's

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing but I still prefer...

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing but I still prefer the synthesizer version, but I admire his creativity.
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    FM of course, Ben Mink of that band is the guest...

    FM of course, Ben Mink of that band is the guest violinist on "Losing it". They had a good output of albums in the 80's, Black noise is one of them.
    Very Prog eh?
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    Fortunately, I got my tickets without all the...

    Fortunately, I got my tickets without all the hassle and frustration other fans endured. Mine are on the lower bowl front row facing the stage at $220 a piece! :-)

    By what fans are reporting from...
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    Gravitas for me seems like another ICON album....

    Gravitas for me seems like another ICON album. Howe's guitar textures and sharp solos are gone and Palmer really has not much influence in this album either. I own it because I'm a big John Wetton...
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    I was watching the Genesis concert film from 1976...

    I was watching the Genesis concert film from 1976 last weekend and while seeing Bruford playing my thoughts were: This guy has played drums in the BEST progressive rock bands ever, what a resume he...
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    Well, Genesis announced this tour on the official...

    Well, Genesis announced this tour on the official website as NORTH AMERICA TOUR (https://www.genesis-music.com/) so I don't see why all the fuss about its geographical location..?

    Even in a 1976...
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    I have already registered for the May 5th...

    I have already registered for the May 5th Pre-sale for Montreal :-)

    Also I got this from loudersound:

    Venues in all the tour cities (except Cleveland and Philadelphia) will issue SafeTix...
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    I'm very surprised (unless I missed it earlier in...

    I'm very surprised (unless I missed it earlier in this old thread) that there is no mention of the DARIO ARGENTO's Horror trilogy. One is of course, SUSPIRIA by italian prog giants GOBLIN have also...
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    I would suggest tracking down David Gallant...

    I would suggest tracking down David Gallant (based in Canada) who covered Asia for a long time and authored the Biographical book. But not sure if he still does it like Henry covers all things Yes.
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    Being fortunate myself to have seen both tours...

    Being fortunate myself to have seen both tours for Phoenix and Omega albums and the pre-album 2007 tour, I can say that not only those are the best of the reunion era but also live, the band was...
  53. Listened to the whole "A la Mode" over the...

    Listened to the whole "A la Mode" over the weekend. Very impressive and so pleased to see one of my top 3 favorite Tull albums get the royal treatment, my other two are Thick as a Brick and the...
  54. Having been one of those lucky fans in the...

    Having been one of those lucky fans in the audience that night, I can say this is a wonderful package and was worth the 5 year wait.

    Some have asked if Toccata was played (by Alberto Ginastera)...
  55. For the re-recorded Arthur CD, I got mine as a...

    For the re-recorded Arthur CD, I got mine as a japanese import at an above average price but worth it if you are a serious collector. It is a double CD with a stunning Roger Dean cover with new songs...
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    Just wanted to point out that even living in...

    Just wanted to point out that even living in Canada, my shipments from LE have been delivered without a glitch, excellent service.

    I have always avoided the pre-orders precisely to not falling...
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    Besides, Rich is not getting any younger, so this...

    Besides, Rich is not getting any younger, so this could mean Kansas will be searching for Zak's touring replacement.
    Something similar to what Chester & Daryl did with with Genesis but they had no...
  58. You are excused. But that is not professional...

    You are excused. But that is not professional quality.
  59. I was fortunate to be present at this show, one...

    I was fortunate to be present at this show, one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.
    As I entered the El Rey theater, I immediately noticed the cameras on each side of the stage (there...
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    I would say that Aqualung was Ian Anderson's...

    I would say that Aqualung was Ian Anderson's first attempt at a "concept" album, something that he denies. When critics called it that way, he came back and released Thick as a Brick to show the...
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