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    Thanks for your response Henry, I've since...

    Thanks for your response Henry, I've since edited my comment.


    I don't mind negative comments in a review. But I do appreciate a reviewer having the gravitas and knowledge to support the...
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    These type of reviews are meaningless to me, and...

    These type of reviews are meaningless to me, and I usually avoid them, especially when I know the source.
    The review becomes about the reviewer, who takes the opportunity to insert cute little...
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    Tom, Steve was still performing that tour in...

    Tom, Steve was still performing that tour in early 2020. He was scheduled to play, I believe on the CTTE and play the Capitol theater in Clearwater Florida in March or April of 2020.
    But when the...
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    This is really a bummer. His comedic delivery...

    This is really a bummer.
    His comedic delivery was dry with a twinkle in his eye, and so funny.
    Loved his Burt Reynolds character on Celebrity Jeopardy on Saturday Night Live.

    Thank you Norm for...
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    Great post Timmy, I feel the same way. And thank...

    Great post Timmy, I feel the same way.
    And thank you for sharing these thoughts without saying something negative about other member's who feel differently.

    I will say, I think some folks have...
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    It's a bit confusing here in the US, because...

    It's a bit confusing here in the US, because Steve's tour was cut short due to the pandemic, just as he was going to perform the Selling England/Spectral mornings tour.
    I just checked the April...
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    ah yes, thank you.

    ah yes, thank you.
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    Who is playing bass for this tour, I don't...

    Who is playing bass for this tour, I don't recognize who it is from the video.
    I did a search online to see the current lineup and I can't find anything.
    I thought it might be Lee Pomeroy but it's...
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    Most likely taken from the hit Canadian Cable TV...

    Most likely taken from the hit Canadian Cable TV series Game of Thornes.
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    The Hydrasynth to my ears is the best hybrid...

    The Hydrasynth to my ears is the best hybrid synth in it's price and even better than some more expensive synths that have been released.
    If I were in the market for a new synth, I would be all over...
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    Excellent review Thorne. Your background on The...

    Excellent review Thorne. Your background on The Watch is perfect and the breakdown of each song sounds like this will be a great complete album.
    I've had my Red Vinyl version on pre-order for some...
  12. Nektar cancels Vinyl Sides Live Tour until 2022

    Received an email from Nektar today announcing cancellation of their upcoming 2021 Vinyl Sides Live Tour due to drummer Ron Howden requiring a medical procedure.
    Here is the content of the email for...
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    Thanks for sharing your original song to...

    Thanks for sharing your original song to Eberhard. Very nice composition. and may I ask what piano you are using? also love the orchestral section closing the song.
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    Hi Clivey, welcome to the forum, and thanks for...

    Hi Clivey, welcome to the forum, and thanks for posting here on the SC page.
    I'm not much into Ambient Jazz, but I appreciate the amount of work and creativity an artist puts into creating a song....
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    I'm staying away from any internetz full album...

    I'm staying away from any internetz full album listening, and waiting until I can open up the jacket and slip it on the turntable with the missus.
    Add a couple of cold ones and the fun one gets...
  16. Great interview Michael, love David and the...

    Great interview Michael, love David and the Strawbs.
    I watched part of the YT version, but decided to read the interview instead and found the link to be broken.

    As a home hobbyist musician I...
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    I'm pretty sure this documentary was made a year...

    I'm pretty sure this documentary was made a year ago, and we have no footage of recent rehearsals preparing for the fall tour of 2021.
    A lot can happen in a year, and who knows, Phil may have...
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    I bought the remaster version last year from...

    I bought the remaster version last year from progrock.com, they bought the rights for the Unitopia stuff from Sony.
    I can highly recommend it.
    The owner of Progrock.com is a member here on PE. ...
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    Phil survived and completed his Not Dead Yet Tour...

    Phil survived and completed his Not Dead Yet Tour which was I believe around 18 mos long, and he's had time to get even healthier.
    I don't think they would even attempt this tour if that was a...
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    Thanks for posting the password Progatron. I...

    Thanks for posting the password Progatron.
    I enjoyed this, the stage set up, lighting, visuals look great.
    I think the songs sound wonderful, they've lowered the key in them and while the songs...
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    That's great news. I was able to pick up the 3CD...

    That's great news.
    I was able to pick up the 3CD Remastered The Garden from ProgRock last year https://essentials.progrock.com/product/unitopias-the-garden-2020-3-cd-digipack/
    And also Unitopia...
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    I have to agree, I'll take Mark's vocals over...

    I have to agree, I'll take Mark's vocals over Danny's. Danny's voice to me is pitchy, it goes off pitch with certain words or pronunciation.
    I just listened to How Long by Southern Empire with...
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    Bring Trevor Horn in and let him have a go at it....

    Bring Trevor Horn in and let him have a go at it. Replace the vocals with Trevor, rework the songs a bit and re-release it as a special limited edition.
    I think there is some good stuff under the...
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    I quite like the instrumental section, but when...

    I quite like the instrumental section, but when Jon's vocals come in it doesn't feel quite right. I feel like the vocal melody line doesn't fit with the music, I totally expected something else.
    But...
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    Since Ray Thomas Baker is credited with Producer,...

    Since Ray Thomas Baker is credited with Producer, I assumed he was involved in the mixing.
    So I did some research today and discovered Billy was credited with mixing.
    If that's true, that explains...
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    Thanks for the explanation..very interesting. It...

    Thanks for the explanation..very interesting. It helps to understand the process.
    I recently picked up the IK Multimedia TRack 5 Mastering Suite and am amazed how much it helps my final mix....
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    Wow! The Game right out the gate sounds a lot...

    Wow! The Game right out the gate sounds a lot better, what a difference from RTB's version of the album. I just realized Billy is given credit for mixing..
    You really did a great job, may I ask what...
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    Great comment, and I totally agree. I think too...

    Great comment, and I totally agree.
    I think too many people think if you don't connect with a song or album and say so, you are criticizing the artist(of course the way you say it can lead to that...
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    I remember reading an interview with Herbie...

    I remember reading an interview with Herbie Hancock, and Herbie saying Miles Davis gave him the best advise.
    Miles told him, it's not how much you play, but what you don't play".
    And I think it's...
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    I agree he's a good songwriter, entertainer and...

    I agree he's a good songwriter, entertainer and has a wonderful voice. And also we are all different, and just expressing my personal view, not anything negative about Ray.
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    thank you, I ws just going to ask the same thing....

    thank you, I ws just going to ask the same thing. :)
  32. I think Progressive Rock has it's roots from...

    I think Progressive Rock has it's roots from jazz.
    I grew up listening to early rock n roll, but also enjoyed listening to the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
    The similarities are odd time signatures, poly...
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    I totally agree with this comment..enough is...

    I totally agree with this comment..enough is enough.
    It's one thing for music & film to draw attention to things happening in the world that many people may not be aware of.
    But to continue to put...
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    I did the math and it goes like this.. Liking...

    I did the math and it goes like this..
    Liking The Quest doesn't make it a good album
    Hating The Quest doesn't make it a bad album.

    OMMMMMMMMMMMMM. ;)
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    Henry, sorry for starting a separate thread for...

    Henry, sorry for starting a separate thread for the video. I was in a hurry to post it and I couldn't find your thread on the first page, so went with it.
    I was also worried the new video might get...
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    Really nice Bob..very soft and gentle with...

    Really nice Bob..very soft and gentle with subdued organ in the beginning.
    Love the orchestral transitions which really add a cinematic feel to the song.
    I really enjoyed this one. Thumbs up, well...
  37. Great read John, thanks for posting. The...

    Great read John, thanks for posting.
    The descriptions of the music and performances make this sound very interesting, especially with Nick Magnus' involvement.
    Will check it out.
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    We must have posted at the same time, I tried to...

    We must have posted at the same time, I tried to delete my post but can't.
    I like what I heard. :)
    Definitely much better than Heaven&Earth to my ears.
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    New Yes Video: Dare to Know from The Quest

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzKdB6ftsc

    Sorry mods, Splicer posted this in a Yes thread at the same time. Please delete my post if necessary. :)
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    Great, I'll look for that on my DVR, never knew...

    Great, I'll look for that on my DVR, never knew such a thing existed. lol
    I did do a search on our local PBS station in Tampa and nothing popped up for the 1st.
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    Steve, the description in the link reads Premium...

    Steve, the description in the link reads Premium Service 32. I initially thought this might be exclusive to members only even.
    However, I found this in a internet search, Premium Service:...
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    WOW! that's amazing!

    WOW! that's amazing!
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    I'm a bit confused..this will air on PBS on Sept...

    I'm a bit confused..this will air on PBS on Sept 1st? is it just for donors? is it a full doc?
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    Not a fan of the new lead vocals, reminds me of District 97.
    Both vocalists are very talented with strong vocal styles, just not my thang!

    As always, while I may not be a participant this round,...
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    I agree with other comments, Let It Be was...

    I agree with other comments, Let It Be was recorded before Abbey Road. This was the album they told Martin they wanted to try something different, have more personal control and later wound up...
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    Thanks for a great and detailed review Henry....

    Thanks for a great and detailed review Henry.
    It's both encouraging and exciting to read a breakdown of the songs.
    Several things you wrote stands out to me, and that is "it's a sincere album" and...
  47. I think Secret Messages is one of the last great...

    I think Secret Messages is one of the last great ELO albums and is often overlooked.
    It was originally released as a single album(Jeff had enough for a double album but CBS wanted a single album). ...
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    I think that's true, that era of PFM is gone....

    I think that's true, that era of PFM is gone. However, I enjoy this version of the band, the music is still good and I really like Franz Di Cioccio's energy, drumming and vocals.
    I also like...
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    I hope Michael(julioscissors) doesn't mind me...

    I hope Michael(julioscissors) doesn't mind me posting this Soundcloud song of his.
    I didn't have time to listen earlier, but found this song to be quite easy on the ears. Love the guitar/vocals and...
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    There are several standout songs on Emotional...

    There are several standout songs on Emotional Tattoos for me, and the rest are enjoyable..it's PFM!!
    Looking forward to checking this out.
    I was able to purchase brand new vinyl copies(Cherry Red...
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    I think the funny part of the whole stand up cut...

    I think the funny part of the whole stand up cut out figures is they're singing Invisible Touch!
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    Did I miss something? I re-read the entire...

    Did I miss something? I re-read the entire thread, all comments and I think it IS a well rounded discussion.
    Some folks disagree with your comments, and they politely said they disagree with what...
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    There is an old Chinese proverb, A Journey of a...

    There is an old Chinese proverb, A Journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step.
    No, I don't think you would be wasting your time, whether it works or doesn't come together as you've envisioned...
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    Welcome to PE..will check out the link when I...

    Welcome to PE..will check out the link when I have more time.
    Looking forward to reading some of your comments around the forum from time to time. :)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXK3bTcUDOs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXK3bTcUDOs
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    Kevin, you can always add the cd option for...

    Kevin, you can always add the cd option for either or both release. Do a limited run and sell the digital download and cd option on Bandcamp. If you have PayPal, they handle all the transactions for...
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    so sad..so much a part of my teen years. What...

    so sad..so much a part of my teen years.
    What talent they had, and their harmonies were so wonderful together.

    Another page sadly turns.
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    I don't pre-order albums without samples...

    I don't pre-order albums without samples...
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    As the great catcher and baseball coach Yogi...

    As the great catcher and baseball coach Yogi Berra used to say "it seems like deja vu all over again".
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    That's fantastic, should be a great show. We took...

    That's fantastic, should be a great show. We took our daughter to see Genesis Invisible Touch tour when she turned 16, and it was her first major concert experience.
    She was a big Depeche Mode fan...
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