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    Wow! I just read the whole thread. I actually...

    Wow! I just read the whole thread. I actually attended the show in Orlando and it was *SENSATIONAL*. I thought "Awaken" was the highlight and the other standouts to me were "Heart of the Sunrise",...
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    Great band! I saw them opening for Blackberry...

    Great band! I saw them opening for Blackberry Smoke at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL last year. Of all the concerts I attended in 2015, that was my second favorite performance after the Sammy...
  3. I have and like all The Pineapple Thief cds but...

    I have and like all The Pineapple Thief cds but 'Tightly Unwound' is one of my favorites of their catalogue. I find it to be a perfect companion to '10 Stories Down' which I consider to be their...
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    Bought it today along with Fates Warning's...

    Bought it today along with Fates Warning's 'Theories of Flight' at a second hand shop in Orlando, FL. Having read the mixed reviews/impressions here and elsewhere, I didn't know what to expect but...
  5. Thread: Thunder

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    :up I'm not sure but I think "Love Walked In"...

    :up I'm not sure but I think "Love Walked In" might be their highest charting single in the UK.
  6. Thread: Thunder

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    I'm a big fan of this band. The first time I...

    I'm a big fan of this band. The first time I heard of them was when I was in the Army while stationed in Bamberg, Germany in 1990. I remember buying 'Backstreet Symphony' at some music store in...
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    Dream Theater- The Astonishing Redemption- The...

    Dream Theater- The Astonishing
    Redemption- The Art of Loss
    Katatonia- The Fall of Hearts
    Santana- Santana IV
    David Bowie- Blackstar
    Purson- Desire's Magic Theatre
    Messenger- Threnodies
    Steven...
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    I bought the digibook edition at FYE last Friday....

    I bought the digibook edition at FYE last Friday. Great album! It's accessible without being a sellout or sacrificing the prog element and the song themes are still dark but without being depressing...
  9. Faves released in the month of April: 1)...

    Faves released in the month of April:

    1) Santana- Santana IV
    2) Purson- Desire's Magic Theatre
    3) Messenger- Threnodies
    4) The Syn- Trustworks
    5) Tiles- Pretending 2 Run
    6) Hawkwind- The...
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    Bought it today at Barnes and Noble and listened...

    Bought it today at Barnes and Noble and listened to it on the drive back home after the Steve Hackett show in Orlando. Love it!
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    I only have one of their cds called 'Orishas'...

    I only have one of their cds called 'Orishas' that I bought in the late 90's at a music store in Colorado Springs, CO. Great stuff!


    https://youtu.be/Ksk7Luo4GPo
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    I'm in this camp (except for the Downes comment,...

    I'm in this camp (except for the Downes comment, I don't have an issue with that). When I saw Yes two years ago at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, FL (with Syd Arthur opening), I decided that...
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    I didn't see this post. I guess that answer my...

    I didn't see this post. I guess that answer my question. Never mind :D
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    I saw Steve Hackett at The Plaza Live in Orlando...

    I saw Steve Hackett at The Plaza Live in Orlando two years ago playing the Genesis Revisited material and I decided to pass on his upcoming show because it is advertised as he's playing Genesis...
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    I attended the Feb. 27 show in Orlando. Great...

    I attended the Feb. 27 show in Orlando. Great show! I also recommend buying his 'Scorpions revisited' double cd which I bought at the gig. Here's the photo album:...
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    Not wanting to derail the thread but I wonder why...

    Not wanting to derail the thread but I wonder why these artists/bands bother to put a new album out if they are not going to promote it properly. I've attended gigs from bands that have put out good...
  17. Thread: The Syn

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    I just heard the song samples on Amazon and liked...

    I just heard the song samples on Amazon and liked what I heard. I like to read reviews and other people's opinions but, in the end, one has to make their own mind. The only Moon Safari cd I have is...
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    I think the proposed supergroup of Wetton,...

    I think the proposed supergroup of Wetton, Wakeman, Palmer, and Rabin was prior to the formation of Asia.
  19. Thread: Blues, anyone?

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    I'm with you. I saw Ana Popovic a couple of years...

    I'm with you. I saw Ana Popovic a couple of years ago at the Mt. Dora Blues Festival, FL and she was fantastic! I didn't take any photos because I was working extra hours that Saturday and a friend...
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    IIRC, what Wakeman stated was that he turned it...

    IIRC, what Wakeman stated was that he turned it down as a matter of principle because the record label were happy/willing to sign them (Wetton, Wakeman, Palmer, Rabin) without hearing a single note...
  21. I own every single The Tangent studio cd and this...

    I own every single The Tangent studio cd and this one I sold because I found it to be boring although there were some tracks I liked ("Bat Out of Basildon" comes to mind). Personally, I like the...
  22. Thread: A Saga Thread

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    I bought 'The Human Condition' when it came out...

    I bought 'The Human Condition' when it came out and really liked the heavier sound (for Saga) but wasn't fond of the vocals. I think Rob Moratti's vocals are weak on this album which is why I don't...
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    I bought it yesterday at Best Buy. They had it at...

    I bought it yesterday at Best Buy. They had it at $14.99 where Barnes and Noble has it for $24.99 (I stopped to check at B&N first). I enjoyed it right away on the first listen in the car. I think it...
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    There's also the samba which is a Brazilian dance...

    There's also the samba which is a Brazilian dance music. It's probably the mambo they were referring to in the song.
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    Probably because the song is way too pop and/or...

    Probably because the song is way too pop and/or commercial. Interesting that the song goes against Corporate America/the corporate establishment and it's still the poster song to single out to...
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    I saw Jefferson Starship last October in Mt....

    I saw Jefferson Starship last October in Mt. Dora, FL. I decided to attend that show because I had read somewhere that he fell ill a few months prior to that gig, (I think of heart related problems)...
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    This is where I'm at. I was basically spending...

    This is where I'm at. I was basically spending hundreds of dollars ordering online each month to a lot of stuff that I didn't have much time to listen to or, if I did, I wasn't attached to it...
  28. LOL! :up

    LOL! :up
  29. Thread: Best of 2015

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    My final list of what I bought and how I rank...

    My final list of what I bought and how I rank them:

    Prog/Prog related

    1) Muse- Drones
    2) Steven Wilson- Hand.Cannot.Erase
    3) Bruce Soord- s/t
    4) Between the Buried and Me- Coma Ecliptic
    5)...
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    :up LOL! Not that it annoys me or anything...

    :up

    LOL! Not that it annoys me or anything but, when I read the list and got to Pat Travers and read 'Rocket Ride', I thought at the moment that sounded wrong but kept reading. For some reason, I...
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    :up

    :up
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    Interesting list. As a clarification, the Pat...

    Interesting list. As a clarification, the Pat Travers new cd is titled 'Retro Rocket', not 'Rocket Ride'.
  33. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Very well said. I saw them at the Hard Rock Live...

    Very well said. I saw them at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando in 2006 and they put a great show!
  34. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    The band has never mentioned Santana as an...

    The band has never mentioned Santana as an influence because he is not one of them. It has been reviewers and fans that have said that Santana is an influence because whenever they hear/listen to...
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    I bought this compilation last Friday (Black Friday) at FYE. I think the new song, the almost 20 minute "Falling For Forever", is fantastic and one of the best epics they've recorded. It is penned by...
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    Many thanks.

    Many thanks.
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    Where can you get/buy the tickets and how much?...

    Where can you get/buy the tickets and how much? If tickets are available for people not attending the cruise, I might make the drive to Miami for the pre-show.
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    I have read several interviews with the Cavanagh...

    I have read several interviews with the Cavanagh brothers and they both cite U2 as a major influence. I think I read one interview where one of the Cavanagh brothers said that no one can write or...
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    Muse - Drones I rank what I have bought this...

    Muse - Drones

    I rank what I have bought this year as follows:

    1. Muse - Drones
    2. Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase
    3. Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic
    4. Steve Hackett - Wolflight...
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    A great place to start if you don't own any of...

    A great place to start if you don't own any of his solo material is the compilation 'Different Stages:The Best of Glenn Hughes'. It covers the best material from his solo albums and songs from his...
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    Just checked and, as usual, the current dates...

    Just checked and, as usual, the current dates don't include Florida. $18 for Hughes / Taylor, value for money there!
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    That's a great bill! (Hughes / Taylor) I saw...

    That's a great bill! (Hughes / Taylor) I saw Joanne earlier this year at the Clearwater Blues Festival and she was fantastic! One of my favorite shows I've seen this year. She can shred with the best...
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    I like the new album but I agree it is a bit of a...

    I like the new album but I agree it is a bit of a step down. I wouldn't say a big step down, just a bit. The standout tracks to these ears are "Tides of Time", "Bennett Built a Time Machine", and "A...
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    I didn't have any problems when I ripped it into...

    I didn't have any problems when I ripped it into my computer. All the data, artwork, and song titles were there right away. I just had to add/write the songwriters myself as it didn't have it.
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    It was that Aerosmith/Kiss "co-headlining" tour...

    It was that Aerosmith/Kiss "co-headlining" tour that I saw at the then called Orlando Arena. I do like Aerosmith. I even bought the deluxe edition of their last album "Music from Another Dimension"...
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    I saw Living Colour this past February at the...

    I saw Living Colour this past February at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL. They were the headliners and played a full setlist. Needless to say, it was a fantastic show! One of the best I've...
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    Simeon Soul Charger Purson Black Moth Airbag...

    Simeon Soul Charger
    Purson
    Black Moth
    Airbag
    Abigail's Ghost
    Eversham
    Slow Earth
    Pleasures (ex-Son of Hippies)
  48. Thread: Toto XIV

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    'Toto XIV' is another great Toto album, imo. The...

    'Toto XIV' is another great Toto album, imo. The lyrics are more mature on this album than on any other record of their discography. I'd suggest buying the deluxe edition as its booklet is different...
  49. I agree with you. Interesting list but it seems...

    I agree with you. Interesting list but it seems it was a personal fan list. I was also puzzled by the The Flower Kings choice at #49 (Desolation Rose). So where is 'Stardust We Are'? I mean,...
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    You know, that's an interesting point you make. I...

    You know, that's an interesting point you make. I was under the impression that, since I read that 'Hisingen Blues' charted no. 1 on the Swedish charts, it was their most successful record. I thought...
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    Saleswise? I mean it charted number 1 in Sweden....

    Saleswise? I mean it charted number 1 in Sweden. It's their only album to chart number one, afaik. Also, it's the only cd of theirs I've seen in stores here in the U.S.
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    I dig this band. The only cd I own is 'Hisigen...

    I dig this band. The only cd I own is 'Hisigen Blues' which I think is their most succesful record. I remember I bought it at FYE when it came out and was surprised it was available there or anywhere...
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    I saw her in downtown Orlando, FL last May. It...

    I saw her in downtown Orlando, FL last May. It was a free show, similar setlist. She sang a new song which I couldn't quite catch the title when Giraldo mentioned it. It was an enjoyable show.
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    I bought 'Illuminations' when it came out in...

    I bought 'Illuminations' when it came out in 1996. I remember reading some review at the time saying that it was recorded trying to capture the 'Argus' era or sort of a sequel to that record. It's a...
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    The connection is that Simon Phillips played...

    The connection is that Simon Phillips played drums on a few songs on 'Aqua', the first Asia album featuring John Payne on lead vocals. Simon Phillips also played on a few tracks on Asia's 'Aura'...
  56. Carl looked and was in top shape last night. The...

    Carl looked and was in top shape last night. The last time I saw him was with Asia in 2012 when they were supporting the 'XXX' album. He looked and performed way better last night than that gig with...
  57. Great show by Carl Palmer in Orlando, FL last...

    Great show by Carl Palmer in Orlando, FL last night. Great to hear/see versions of ELP classics performed with guitar instead of keyboards. The highlights were a medley of "Mars, The Bringer of War"...
  58. The Carl Palmer FB page posted a a couple of...

    The Carl Palmer FB page posted a a couple of photos from the gig and the place looks like a gym or assembly room, just like you described. Glad you enjoyed it Hondo. I'm looking forward to Friday's...
  59. Hondo, I should add that Zappa Plays Zappa will...

    Hondo, I should add that Zappa Plays Zappa will play at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL close to the Orlando date. That date and the venue may be more convenient to you.
  60. Todd Rundgren and Zappa Plays Zappa will play at...

    Todd Rundgren and Zappa Plays Zappa will play at the Plaza Live in August/September, the same venue as the Carl Palmer show. I don't know how far from Clearwater, FL you are but, the same night Todd...
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