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    `Haunted Heights' was originally recorded by...

    `Haunted Heights' was originally recorded by Baumann to be part of `Desert Dream' (Side 4 of `Encore'). But I agree the three bonuses would fit at the end of `Force Majeure' better. I don't think we...
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    Ssssso, iss the Royal Albert Hall show the...

    Ssssso, iss the Royal Albert Hall show the ssssame version that appeared on the Bootleg boxset that came out about 15 or so years ago, or is did they manage to track down the massssster tape?[/QUOTE]...
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    Hopefully it'll be `You' which was mixed in Quad...

    Hopefully it'll be `You' which was mixed in Quad !!
  4. An interview with Chuck will be well worth...

    An interview with Chuck will be well worth hearing, as he has some great insights, and has tirelessly supported and promoted other artists in the field via his show. Time for him to shine !
  5. Thread: Manband

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    I would say they are very much of interest to the...

    I would say they are very much of interest to the Prog fan ! Some of their material is straightforward `west coast' (Welsh style), but a lot of it is superbly developed extended brilliance. I think...
  6. Thread: Popol Vuh

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    I think if ever there was a band who needed a...

    I think if ever there was a band who needed a properly curated and mastered boxed set it's these guys. I think their discography is a shambles, although the more recent reissues made the best of it....
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    Vangelis would fit the bill very nicely, I'm...

    Vangelis would fit the bill very nicely, I'm thinking in particular of `Albedo 0.39' and `Spiral' albums. Vangelis plays all the keyboards and Drums himself and it all hangs together very well...
  8. "....prog rock, the extravagantly conceptual and...

    "....prog rock, the extravagantly conceptual and wildly technical post-psychedelic sub-genre that ruled the world for about 30 seconds in the early 1970s".

    This proves the guy's an idiot. Even the...
  9. "...a floating orgy of some of the most despised...

    "...a floating orgy of some of the most despised music ever produced by long-haired white men".

    But it's not though, is it ? It is merely `despised' by two-bit critics somehow offended by the...
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    It was awesome. Her first time in England too !

    It was awesome. Her first time in England too !
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    Thanks to my better half Kathy for filming this...

    Thanks to my better half Kathy for filming this one...I was so lost in the moment I didn't even know she'd done it. Great that she got the whole thing, and the ovation gives some idea of the tangible...
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    Something tells me in the back of my mind it was...

    Something tells me in the back of my mind it was an extract from Benjamin Britten's `Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra'. I know the piece you mean.
  13. I think there was a general `opening out' maybe...

    I think there was a general `opening out' maybe caused in part by the punk/new wave/DIY explosion....a return to street level releases and self promoted concerts perhaps. Even the likes of Fripp and...
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    You totally win !!
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    Guitar Geek: "BTW, speaking of Damo-san, I saw...

    Guitar Geek: "BTW, speaking of Damo-san, I saw him perform live here in Cleveland, oh geez, that must have been nearly 15 years ago, at the old Grog Shop. He performed with a really good band called...
  16. It would have been charlie....or amphetamines I...

    It would have been charlie....or amphetamines I would think. They probably wanted to make sure they were `on it' for such a big show. One review of a show my band RMI did about 20 years back...
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    For my money, the opening 2 ten minute pieces on...

    For my money, the opening 2 ten minute pieces on `Can' (the `spanner' album), `All Gates Open' and `Safe' are excellent, as is `Animal Waves' (virtually all of Side Two of Saw Delight). `Flow Motion'...
  18. Here's what I thought of it back in 2010: ...

    Here's what I thought of it back in 2010:

    This, the third and final Out Of Focus album, finds the German collective at their very best. It completes their shift away from psychedelic rock into...
  19. Reply from Burning Shed: Declan Colgan from...

    Reply from Burning Shed:

    Declan Colgan from Panegyric Recordings has asked us to pass this message on to you regarding this edition of Tales From Topographic Oceans.
    A number of comments about...
  20. Damn. That's not good enough for a definitive...

    Damn. That's not good enough for a definitive edition. Don't people check these things ??
  21. Don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I have...

    Don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I have it on good authority that they messed up the extras on the CD/Blu Ray version....that you actually get the same remix of Dance Of The Dawn twice, and...
  22. I'm lucky enough to have experienced Bill live on...

    I'm lucky enough to have experienced Bill live on a few occasions over the years, from the King Crimson Double Trio, ProjeKct One and Earthworks and have had some great experiences. His playing was a...
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    She loves Peter Hammill, hates Mike Oldfield !!

    She loves Peter Hammill, hates Mike Oldfield !!
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    According to reliable sources many/most of...

    According to reliable sources many/most of Tangerine Dream's crucial `classic period' gigs were recorded, but when Chris Franke left the band in 1987 he retained possession of these tapes on the...
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    `Death Or Glory' is a pretty miserable...

    `Death Or Glory' is a pretty miserable experience, no way would I put that in the Top 10. The gigs at the time were awful....the woman who had just ended their marriage was still his sound...
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    Ha ha ! So we can claim to be Punks too !

    Ha ha ! So we can claim to be Punks too !
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    Thanks ! The shortened RMI also works on gig...

    Thanks ! The shortened RMI also works on gig posters :-) Best of both worlds.
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    Going back to the short names such as Can for...

    Going back to the short names such as Can for example....it was always going to look good on multi-band gig posters because it allowed for a bigger font size (or whatever they used to call it in...
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    Our band was christened Radio Massacre...

    Our band was christened Radio Massacre International after a name which came to me when I wasn't thinking about it and which has no literal meaning. Even though it was pre-internet it has turned out...
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    Absolutely right ! And much of what was seen on...

    Absolutely right ! And much of what was seen on the Old Grey Whistle Test and heard on Rock radio in the UK was dull, cliche ridden blues-rock, or the likes of The Eagles or The Doobie...
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    At the time, they stood out a mile to me. There I...

    At the time, they stood out a mile to me. There I was in 1979 16 years old, catching up with Genesis albums, discovering Van Der Graaf ...when I heard `Death Disco', which must surely be one of the...
  32. Thread: Greenslade

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    It's a shame none of their live albums from the...

    It's a shame none of their live albums from the classic era have `Catalan' featured. I remember coming home from school and turning on the TV and they were on a show called `45' playing this tune...
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    Poor questions for sure, and add me to the list...

    Poor questions for sure, and add me to the list of complainants about the Roger Dean logo controversy !
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    Re: The Nearfest set, I don't think we're allowed...

    Re: The Nearfest set, I don't think we're allowed to...at least not without buying the rights. I have often thought to look into it. It was recorded as multi-track I think by the organisers, all we...
  35. As for "Fracture", I wouldn't have a single fart...

    As for "Fracture", I wouldn't have a single fart altered there. I find that Wetton background howl of ecstatic blissplay during the second half one of the major highlights of 70s rock; these guys...
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    If money was no object, I'd still be happy to do...

    If money was no object, I'd still be happy to do things like this as 8 panel fold out digipaks I must admit !
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    Ha ha. Yeah, I wouldn't change the original at...

    Ha ha. Yeah, I wouldn't change the original at all. We're very proud of it. Bandcamp's a whole different medium of course.....made for the likes of us who record hours and hours of stuff that it...
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    Thanks so much for your positive comments y'all....

    Thanks so much for your positive comments y'all. Some of the titles come from me (It's About That Zeit being one example), some from Duncan and some from the type of random conversations which arise...
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    Steve from RMI here: Very good question ! Yes it...

    Steve from RMI here: Very good question ! Yes it does offer something unique. The cutoff for RFIG Redux is Feb 2007, the source material for RFIADW was from shortly after this. The only overlap I can...
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    The physical version has a cracking 3-D cover of...

    The physical version has a cracking 3-D cover of Syd Barrett ! I just had to have it !
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    I'm listening to it right now. Not exactly an...

    I'm listening to it right now. Not exactly an ambient album, but strongly textural nonetheless. The title track has vocals from about 6 minutes in. Slow and langurous. It reminds me of The Sinking Of...
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    It's the terrible vocalists that put me off all...

    It's the terrible vocalists that put me off all but his instrumental 70's work..
  43. To answer the original question, I would have to...

    To answer the original question, I would have to go for `Pictures' which captures the young lions at their thrilling best, the intensity throughout is incredible, and I don't think Greg ever bettered...
  44. It seems a tragedy if they didn't `roll tape' on...

    It seems a tragedy if they didn't `roll tape' on the whole set, but sadly it seems to have been the case, judging by the lack of evidence to the contrary. They were on fire that day ! I believe they...
  45. I think it's one of the most brilliantly...

    I think it's one of the most brilliantly recorded, mixed and mastered live albums of all time !
  46. Calyx was right from pretty much the start of the...

    Calyx was right from pretty much the start of the thread.[/QUOTE]

    Exactly my sentiments !
  47. Yes thanks for your trouble, really appreciated!

    Yes thanks for your trouble, really appreciated!
  48. That's really great to know, especially coming...

    That's really great to know, especially coming from you Aymeric. Any idea how I might find the previous threads ? Anyway, I've kind of struck Gold, in that you have it from the man himself, thank you...
  49. Olias Of Sunhillow: How much `help' did Jon Anderson have with keyboards ?

    Apologies if this has been done to death (although I have done a thread search to little avail). Me and my RMI buddy were discussing the keyboards on this album, and are both of the opinion that...
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    I saw them at Dingwalls in the mid-nineties too....

    I saw them at Dingwalls in the mid-nineties too. Not massively impressed either !
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    I personally found `Yesstories' by Tim Morse to...

    I personally found `Yesstories' by Tim Morse to be by far the most enlightening, all in the band members past and present's own words. Some good insight from those who lived it, and entertaining...
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    Hope we get to find out what's on it soon :-)

    Hope we get to find out what's on it soon :-)
  53. I think Phil Miller's tone is beautiful, and he...

    I think Phil Miller's tone is beautiful, and he invests everything with a great emotional depth. Don't forget that with Hatfield he is negotiating some very difficult music. I would rather listen to...
  54. For something which was supposedly released on...

    For something which was supposedly released on 5th May it sure is taking its time reach Amazon UK (I won't buy directly from `Gonzo'). Has anybody actually got any evidence that this thing is even...
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    The holy grail would be a pristine copy of the...

    The holy grail would be a pristine copy of the BBC Transcription Disc, from which Fellow Travellers was taken. It is always an outside possibility, although increasingly unlikely some 45 years on....
  56. Thanks guys. I might check this out, it looks...

    Thanks guys. I might check this out, it looks like reasonable value, and I'm a sucker for that early Genesis 12-string thing.
  57. Quick question for those in the know: are these...

    Quick question for those in the know: are these pieces entirely instrumental ?
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    Yes, I've heard her majesty is a massive Softs...

    Yes, I've heard her majesty is a massive Softs freak !
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    I would very much agree with this..it captures...

    I would very much agree with this..it captures Hillage's live peak in 1977/8, with far superior versions infused with live energy !
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    You guys know how to have a good time :-)

    You guys know how to have a good time :-)
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