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    I watched this live last night - really enjoyed...

    I watched this live last night - really enjoyed this one. Good questions and chronological order by you, Sean. And thanks for asking about my question on the HOF induction. lol Billy's reaction...
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    The song isn’t as creepy as one might initially...

    The song isn’t as creepy as one might initially think:

    With the opening line, "She's just 16 years old, leave her alone, they said," we understand if you think this song sounds a little statutory....
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    Nope. According to that Billboard article,...

    Nope. According to that Billboard article, “Mardones was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Savage, Maryland, joining the Navy out of high school to serve in the Vietnam War. Following his...
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    Well alright then. I did not know that. Thanks....

    Well alright then. I did not know that. Thanks. :)
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    I would be curious about # 3 myself. I wouldn't...

    I would be curious about # 3 myself. I wouldn't beat him up over it, but I am curious why he prefers to present his vocals with so many effects.
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    Sandy Gennaro, the drummer on that hit and the...

    Sandy Gennaro, the drummer on that hit and the entire album, posted a video tribute:

    "We just lost one of the greatest voices in rock ‘n’ roll. RIP Benny Mardones. I’m fortunate to have called you...
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    R.I.P. Benny Mardones "Into The Night"

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/9402923/benny-mardones-into-the-night-dead-73

    I never knew a lot about him, but damn I enjoyed this song back in the day - such a great voice. This...
  8. Thread: Starcastle!

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    The guy who runs the Sea of Tranquility website...

    The guy who runs the Sea of Tranquility website has been doing a series of "ranking the albums of an artist". He has done one for Starcastle


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU3OM92th5s
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    Not sure how much of this kind of stuff he would...

    Not sure how much of this kind of stuff he would go on the record with, but I’d love to hear his take on the R&R HOF induction and performance. Was he considered at all (by any of the Yes men) to...
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    I think that is just unrealistic. Not sure every...

    I think that is just unrealistic. Not sure every band signed off on being recorded, and I believe its been said that some acts specifically did not want their performance released for one reason or...
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    Quite a few of the concerts have been released -...

    Quite a few of the concerts have been released - but not all on NF Records: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEARfest#Live_Releases
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    A couple more songs from the album - these would...

    A couple more songs from the album - these would fit nicely on a Styx album IMHO


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


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQuy17yJ0g
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    I don't believe there is a bonus track. The...

    I don't believe there is a bonus track. The track listing has the same 11 songs as the original release: https://www.blueelan.com/product/jon-anderson-1000-hands-digital-album/

    When this album...
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    Bruce Botts, who seemed to inherit the Starcastle...

    Bruce Botts, who seemed to inherit the Starcastle brand, explains it here: https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/15890-Progrock-Records?p=516694&viewfull=1#post516694

    "Shawn and his...
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    It is there now. Lots of packages with shirts...

    It is there now. Lots of packages with shirts and postcards also. https://www.blueelan.com/store/jon-anderson/
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    Yeah, other than a post from October that showed...

    Yeah, other than a post from October that showed John hanging with Robert Berry, all is quiet on his Facebook front.

    There is also this unanswered post from October where Djam Karet is wondering...
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    I always group Exposure with Peter Gabriel's...

    I always group Exposure with Peter Gabriel's second album and Daryl Hall's Sacred Songs album. Fripp is obviously integral to these albums and they feel like they fit together to me. Even "NYCNY"...
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    Greg talks about Farfest here, starting at the...

    Greg talks about Farfest here, starting at the 1:10 mark:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQN0D__bm7o
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    From the Farfest website...

    From the Farfest website:

    7/18/12 Farfest 2012 has Been Cancelled
    We regret to announce that we have made the very difficult decision to officially cancel Farfest 2012. The execution of this...
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    Chris DeBurgh posted this: I am very sorry to...

    Chris DeBurgh posted this:

    I am very sorry to learn of the death of Rupert Hine, who produced three albums for me, "The Getaway", "Man on the Line", and "Power of Ten," and from these albums came...
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    and Cathedral (USA)

    and
    Cathedral (USA)
  22. According to this article/interview...

    According to this article/interview:

    Some of the music on McDonald & Giles (specifically the 20-minute “Birdman”suite) had been under consideration for inclusion on King Crimson’s next album,...
  23. That name rings a bell. I believe that’s who I...

    That name rings a bell. I believe that’s who I was thinking of.
  24. Yes! I remember that! I also remember during...

    Yes! I remember that! I also remember during that long period while the lights were down for UK - it was quiet for a bit - someone walked on stage (a tech?) and a fan yelled "Who are you?" That...
  25. I also came across a cool site of someone who...

    I also came across a cool site of someone who apparently doesnt live too far from me. He has some cool memories and photos from each NEARfest since 2000 - some cool shots to jog some memories:
    ...
  26. I made it to all except 2000 and 2010 and had a...

    I made it to all except 2000 and 2010 and had a blast at all 11 that I attended. This video was a fun watch. I still remember being at the War Memorial early one of those years buying tickets and...
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    Steve talks about the new album in this interview...

    Steve talks about the new album in this interview (10-minute audio and transcription here: https://classicsdujour.com/no-words-music-yes-guitarist-steve-howe-shares-solo-set-love-is)
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    I like Rick Wakeman's stuff for the most part. ...

    I like Rick Wakeman's stuff for the most part. Not as familiar with Bill's. :lol
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    First song released from the new album: ...

    First song released from the new album:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0RsELypnZk
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    Guitarist Don Felder sang lead on only one song...

    Guitarist Don Felder sang lead on only one song with The Eagles, “Visions” from the 1975 One of These Nights album.
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    This is a great piece, and of course the main...

    This is a great piece, and of course the main motif from the Toccata was used on Yes' Machine Messiah.
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    Interesting. I was not aware of this album. ...

    Interesting. I was not aware of this album. John G. Perry was a regular on many of those excellent early Anthony Phillips albums (and Hine obviously was involved in two of them). I will have to...
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    Wow. RIP Rupert. I have many favorite albums...

    Wow. RIP Rupert.

    I have many favorite albums that he produced and played on, among them:

    Anthony Phillips - Wise After The Event & Sides
    Chris DeBurgh - The Getaway & Man on the Line
    The...
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    Bumblefoot covers Asia song on new EP

    Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, guitarist for Sons of Apollo and the most recent and current(?) lead singer of Asia has released the 3rd in his series of acoustic cover releases. This new one includes his...
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    Good to hear the feedback on it. I’m in for the...

    Good to hear the feedback on it. I’m in for the physical cd.

    Also - Dennis is 73 (and looks & sounds great for his age) - not quite 80 yet.
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    Dukes of the Orient have a 2nd album coming -...

    Dukes of the Orient have a 2nd album coming - this is the first single. Interestingly, they added Frank Klepacki on drums. Klepacki has made a career out of video game music, particularly the ...
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    I don't think that Cadillac was considered a...

    I don't think that Cadillac was considered a Batmobile. It was just Bruce Wayne's car that Alfred drove them in. The doc starts with the Batmobile from the 60s show.
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    You wouldn't put the Everly Brothers in the first...

    You wouldn't put the Everly Brothers in the first wave? One of them is still with us.
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    The Batmobile !

    Warner Bros. recently released an entire, hour-long documentary centered on the batmobile, without any announcement. The entire film is available on YouTube. While it touches upon the comic book...
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    LOL - if it was, he would surely have 5 years...

    LOL - if it was, he would surely have 5 years worth of random out-of-context quotes that he wouldve had stitched together to prove his claim.
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    This is an interesting read about the Jobson session:

    https://www.dgmlive.com/in-depth/usa-the-long-view

    Jobson's quote here may indicate that the Cross' violin solo remained intact on the...
  42. Some clarifications from Neal: I’ve had a few...

    Some clarifications from Neal:

    I’ve had a few people ask, and so I’m extending the early purchase discount for a further 48 hours! Grab them now before 8:59 AM CST on Mon, 6/1:...
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    I think IZZ was only opening some of their shows...

    I think IZZ was only opening some of their shows (including the one that I had tickets to). I remember seeing that Robert Berry/3.2 was opening others.
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    Jon has posted a new video to promote this...

    Jon has posted a new video to promote this reissue:


    https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson/videos/250629739581112/
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    Has anyone seen Farner live lately? He tours as...

    Has anyone seen Farner live lately? He tours as 'Mark Farner's American Band' and they sound pretty good in the YouTube videos I have watched. Farner still looks and sounds great.

    ...
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    The hyperbole doesn't get thicker than that.

    Also, this news - minus the syrupy adjectives - has been on PE and in full discussion already, including this reissue:...
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    Another video from the new album: "The band...

    Another video from the new album:

    "The band are gallivanting around in front of green screens for this one - we put this video together from footage we filmed at home and of us messing about with...
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    I always loved Sail On Sailor and Chaplin's lead...

    I always loved Sail On Sailor and Chaplin's lead vocals. The Chaplin/Fataar era of the Beach Boys was short but produced two really solid studio albums and a great live one. "Here She Comes" is...
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    R.I.P. Bob Kulick (KISS/Lou Reed)

    Veteran session guitarist played for nearly everyone (check out his Wikipedia page), but he may be most famous for his contributions to KISS, Meatloaf, Lou Reed and SpongeBob.
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    Looks like 1000 Hands is getting a somewhat wider...

    Looks like 1000 Hands is getting a somewhat wider distribution - Anderson signed with Blue Elan Records and the CD, Vinyl and digital form are being re-released through them.
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  51. I'm a Morse fan, and buy and enjoy most of his...

    I'm a Morse fan, and buy and enjoy most of his stuff. Never been to his fests though. There was a time where I thought swag like this stuff was cool. At some point, I feel like I outgrew all of...
  52. It is just how my brain works, I guess. To me,...

    It is just how my brain works, I guess. To me, the ABWH studio and live albums are 100% Yes albums. With ARW, it just feels to me like 3 former members out doing a tour. And I am not an ARW hater...
  53. Agreed. He used to at least send out emails with...

    Agreed. He used to at least send out emails with the new items he had. Since those went away and there doesn't seem to be a way of checking his site for new items, I gave up visiting. I don't...
  54. I don't count the ARW live album as a Yes album. ...

    I don't count the ARW live album as a Yes album. I do count "Union Live" as a Yes album, so I agree on the 2 live albums.

    Agreed on the studio stuff though. One could make a pretty solid album...
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    This clip from Seinfeld fits this thread...

    This clip from Seinfeld fits this thread perfectly imho - particularly the "You could've watched six hours of Lucy!" bit. :lol


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe2DChd4dMY
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    This is a pretty cool song from the new album: ...

    This is a pretty cool song from the new album:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LWduHqBulM
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    Yeah that Frampton commercial is still pretty...

    Yeah that Frampton commercial is still pretty great.


    I still enjoy this ad with Survivor with the late Jimi Jamison on vocals:


    https://youtu.be/q1PFMFAvGpk
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    New music from Johnny Cash's grandson

    I just came across these - recently released apparently. Real quality songs and he has those Cash genes in his voice:

    This looks like it came out in March:
    ...
  59. Anderson and Ponty did perform Time and a Word in...

    Anderson and Ponty did perform Time and a Word in a reggae fashion. And Anderson on his solo tour last year included sax and violin on a number of Yes tunes, and even steering Long Distance...
  60. The Floyd site not covering Roger's activities...

    The Floyd site not covering Roger's activities isn't abnormal, though in a perfect world it would cover Roger at least as much as Dave's wife.

    The Eagles' site doesn't cover any of Don Felder's...
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