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    I'd be interested in hearing some other stuff...

    I'd be interested in hearing some other stuff from the late 1971 American tour (the tour that began with the Detroit show). Not interested enough to buy a mega box set, but interested.

    The...
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    Welcome back to the thread! I don't blame you...

    Welcome back to the thread! I don't blame you for not wanting to be tempted by the mega box sets. I can't justify the expense myself, though I do cherish a copy of Road to Red that I saved my...
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    Regular jokes have familiar setups and unique...

    Regular jokes have familiar setups and unique punchlines.

    Video memes have unique setups and identical punchlines.
  4. Great job as always: Interesting stuff about a...

    Great job as always: Interesting stuff about a period of time that I never knew much about.

    I don't get the mega box sets (schoolteacher salary, student loans, etc). I saved for a while to get...
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    I think Fripp references this definition of "King...

    I think Fripp references this definition of "King Crimson" in the very fun liner notes to "Vrooom Vrooom".
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    The stuff from that Rome show on Heavy...

    The stuff from that Rome show on Heavy Construkction is great. I really love the stuff I've heard from that 2000 tour. I'd be down to hear another full show from that should they do an individual...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMvhFym0-U ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMvhFym0-U

    This is one of the best vocal performances I've ever heard.

    He turns what would otherwise be a rather normal power pop song into something thrilling...
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    What songs have the 2014-present lineups played...

    What songs have the 2014-present lineups played that haven't been released on CD yet?

    Coda: Marine 475
    Exiles
    Cadence and Cascade
    Larks IV

    According to the stats from setlist.fm, some of...
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    King Crimson--Live in Rome?

    DGM has preorders up for the latest tour box. It has some interesting stuff: a non-Chicago track from the 2008 tour along with two of what I found to be the most enjoyable KC50 tracks (the Cadence...
  10. Thread: echolyn

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    He's one of my favorites too. Whether he is...

    He's one of my favorites too.

    Whether he is harmonizing on "A Habit Worth Forming" or shredding his cords on the "Pride" section of Mei, I love his vocals. I even love the naive stuff off the...
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    Truuuuuuue.

    Truuuuuuue.
  12. Thread: echolyn

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aloxjFeZRV4 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aloxjFeZRV4

    Here's an End is Beautiful era rendition of "Entry 11.19.93". Such an evocative song in a much earthier arrangement.

    What a great live band. Too...
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    I take it this means no Theo Travis on fairy...

    I take it this means no Theo Travis on fairy dusting?

    Live in Vienna was awesome. This will be too.
  14. whoa, is this the earliest recorded version of...

    whoa, is this the earliest recorded version of LTIA1 with the coda?
  15. My copy came in today. I am just finishing the...

    My copy came in today. I am just finishing the loud part of Larks pt 1 and the sound is a lot like the Guilford show by the same lineup. The guitars are crisper and cleaner here, while the drumming...
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    Yes! I first heard the version on Live at...

    Yes!

    I first heard the version on Live at Fairfield Hall and still prefer it. I think Mark Wedgewood's background vox make the difference for me. John G Perry is a great bass player, but his...
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    Ashes of American Flags/Heavy Metal Drummer by...

    Ashes of American Flags/Heavy Metal Drummer by Wilco
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dCjHcfDpo ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dCjHcfDpo

    You'll want the "Nuggets" box set and the "Trash Box" if this stuff scratches an itch for you. I liked this stuff better when I was a drunk 24 year...
  19. Thread: echolyn

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    Mei and the windows record are two of the albums...

    Mei and the windows record are two of the albums I own that I love the most. More music please. I didn't realize Tom joining Advent was a mutually-exclusive thing with Echolyn. It must be a tough...
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    I'm not really offended, but I was born in '86...

    I'm not really offended, but I was born in '86 and most of my contemporaries own at least one thing.
  21. Don't worry. And besides, we are all...

    Don't worry.

    And besides, we are all probably happy to hear that its a soundboard tape and not an audience recording.
  22. I'm excited to spin this. The world needs more...

    I'm excited to spin this. The world needs more Muir.
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    The end of Lady of the Dancing Water is...

    The end of Lady of the Dancing Water is definitely cut off in Detroit. I think the Marquee show might be the one where Boz has a cold and is pretty low energy. I don't mind low energy Boz, though. ...
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    I enjoy Summit Studios quite a bit, but I prefer...

    I enjoy Summit Studios quite a bit, but I prefer Live in Detroit, and even Jacksonville (despite the Earthbound-esque sound quality). No one talks about Live at the Marquee by this lineup very much,...
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    Those are some wild solos! Thanks for sharing,...

    Those are some wild solos! Thanks for sharing, Steve.
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    I like it. Its amazing how a different drum...

    I like it. Its amazing how a different drum track can turn the sound from "Discipline-era but slower and heavier" to someplace within shouting distance of "Larks-era but with artsy nu-metal...
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    My thoughts exactly. It'll be nice to hear what...

    My thoughts exactly. It'll be nice to hear what Pat sounds like along for the first time in a while! (In Crimson at least.) I like many of Gavin Harrison's drum arrangements--especially on the '08...
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    I don't know if it is still in print, but I...

    I don't know if it is still in print, but I preferred the live versions of the Fugazi era songs that were on Real to Real and Brief Encounter. (They were released on a double disc in the early 00's,...
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    I think Bill Rieflin has been confined to keys...

    I think Bill Rieflin has been confined to keys since he came back in 2017 and the band became an 8 piece. Has Theo played keys for anyone before? Two saxes would sound pretty monumental in at least...
  30. I have certainly missed you around here, John! ...

    I have certainly missed you around here, John!

    Your reviews are wonderful and I'm always glad to read your thoughts, even if I don't know the artist.
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    It looks like there will be 2 discs of live stuff...

    It looks like there will be 2 discs of live stuff from 2008.

    I know I won't be making room in the budget for this box and hope there will be some 2008 stuff coming out separately.

    I have come...
  32. Great post. I encountered his post about Bill...

    Great post. I encountered his post about Bill Bruford in '75 and '76 and it answered a lot of questions I'd wondered about!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0EfUxBlwrE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0EfUxBlwrE
  34. Huh, right as always Calyx. I forgot this...

    Huh, right as always Calyx. I forgot this excerpt was on their live record.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLZDnQvzZPg
  35. I don't mind the lyrics and vocals. The part...

    I don't mind the lyrics and vocals.

    The part of the album I like best is the tag at the end of The Pilgrims Inn that starts at the 7 minute mark. If I remember correctly, its basically a brief...
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    Iron and Wine gave a good show when I saw them...

    Iron and Wine gave a good show when I saw them like ten years ago. Blitzen Trapper opened. It was a pleasantly un-loud show.
  37. I like the melancholy pop tracks off of this best...

    I like the melancholy pop tracks off of this best of all, possibly from getting into this album mainly in the five year period of time in my life in which I was mired in terrible decision making and...
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    I was about 12 years old in the late 90s when I...

    I was about 12 years old in the late 90s when I was given a cd player by my Dad, along with two cds: Steely Dan "Gold" and an obscure and idiosyncratic ELO compilation called "Burning Bright".

    I...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNJHG3wVekQ

    Requiescat In Pace
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    What will be the hardest year to fill up a show...

    What will be the hardest year to fill up a show with good music of this genre? Sometime in the late 80s?
  41. Two very unimportant things I noticed when...

    Two very unimportant things I noticed when reading your article while listening to Holdsworth:

    1. That weird indescribable thing he does is a guitar being played to sound like Coltrane on sax.
    ...
  42. Thread: Nonesuch

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    Yes! I forgot that was on Nonesuch. Great...

    Yes! I forgot that was on Nonesuch. Great album. I play it as much as much as the Smile Sessions.
  43. Thread: Nonesuch

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    I am a latecomer buch I dig Pat Metheny's The Way...

    I am a latecomer buch I dig Pat Metheny's The Way Up, Steve Reich's stuff for the label (especially the mid 90s version of Music for 18 Musicians) and Wilco's stuff (especially Kicking Television,...
  44. I am 32, healthy as a horse, and gladly will...

    I am 32, healthy as a horse, and gladly will accept any revisions of wills that result in me receiving your Crimson mega boxes or out of print Canterbury stuff.
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    Interesting early material by Chicago.

    Interesting early material by Chicago.
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    My favorite outro is the piano tag to "Throw Back...

    My favorite outro is the piano tag to "Throw Back the Little Ones". For intros, they have so many iconic ones, but those chords that start "Deacon Blues" are perfect.
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    Yeah, you are pretty close. Of the stuff they...

    Yeah, you are pretty close.

    Of the stuff they played live, the only ones I'd add to that list are "Book of Saturday", "Great Deceiver", and "The Night Watch".
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    Oops, and I even posted at least once on that...

    Oops, and I even posted at least once on that thread!

    I knew the topic seemed vaguely familiar....
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    As a non-hippie, non-redneck wannabe intellectual...

    As a non-hippie, non-redneck wannabe intellectual at a rural New England high school I never messed with the Allman Brothers. As I listen to this now, though, it strikes me that had this exact...
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    The live version is the definitive version

    I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but I couldn't find a dedicated thread using the search.

    What live versions do you think of as the definitive versions of songs, maybe even to the...
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    A Wizard, A True Star is one of my favorite...

    A Wizard, A True Star is one of my favorite albums.
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    My high school hockey team got to pick our warm...

    My high school hockey team got to pick our warm up music at home games. Now, this was 2001-2005. We would usually go on to some kind of hair metal or nu-metal or something else that fit the type. ...
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    The Mr. Stormy Monday Selections have been picked...

    The Mr. Stormy Monday Selections have been picked over for the Tour Boxes, but it'll be worth the money for me as long as those cool little essays that each track had when they got released on...
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    Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes are definitely their...

    Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes are definitely their best.

    Rob Pollard is a really cool guy who wrote a lot of strange little power pop songs.
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    For simplicity's sake I will jump from the other...

    For simplicity's sake I will jump from the other thread to this one.

    Happy Birthday Crimso!

    I'm looking most forward to the book, the documentary and the KCCC releases. To begin the speculation...
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    For simplicity's sake I will jump from the other...

    For simplicity's sake I will jump from the other thread to this one.

    Happy Birthday Crimso!

    I'm looking most forward to the book, the documentary and the KCCC releases. To begin the...
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    Wow. That is a lot of stuff. I am curious...

    Wow.

    That is a lot of stuff. I am curious what stuff from the 2004 rehearsals and 2008 tour there will be in the Heaven and Earth box. I wonder this just academically, as I don't buy the boxes. ...
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    Rotters Club is my favorite Canterbury album by a...

    Rotters Club is my favorite Canterbury album by a country mile. The combo of the flutes and Northettes gets me every time.
  59. I saw them open for Yes that fall. It was the...

    I saw them open for Yes that fall. It was the tour where Wakeman rejoined.

    Yes' setlist was almost exactly what would later be released as "Live in Montreux". Them playing "South Side of the...
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    My dad has been playing the new Lalle Larsson...

    My dad has been playing the new Lalle Larsson Trio album and his synth work at times sounds a lot like Alan Gowen, or at least Alan Gowen combined with Kit Watkins. He doesn't quite have the...
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