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    Like Rich is saying, TotT is clearly their best...

    Like Rich is saying, TotT is clearly their best artwork and its inner sleeve is awesome. Loved the waffled cardboard effects as well

    I think W&W's waffled cardboard artwork is also right up there,...
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    Seen the band twice with both the Moerlen...

    Seen the band twice with both the Moerlen brothers on board - Pierre was obviously a guest on vibes & drums.
    Quite awesome for 3/4 hour, but a full concert is a tad too much for me: too samey, and...
  3. Thread: VDGG box!

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    you got your answer :D

    you got your answer :D
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    Don't remember much of the 80's AC albums (can't...

    Don't remember much of the 80's AC albums (can't have been very relevant), but I dropped the thing after Caught In The Zipper.
    Otherwise I agree with the rest of your statement



    Utterly...
  5. Thread: VDGG box!

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    ^^^ Thx Jim. Always a pleasure to read...

    ^^^
    Thx Jim. Always a pleasure to read intelligent questions being answered in the same manner.



    Yup, I can easily do without these luxurious coffee-table books which reproduce the artworks...
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    The only new pop/rock album (with TS's Green...

    The only new pop/rock album (with TS's Green Desert) I actually bought that year: I was into 60/70 jazz and I would discover the RIO/avant bands & albums in the mid-90's.

    85 were Brothers In...
  7. Thread: VDGG box!

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    I am actually considering using the mini-lp...

    I am actually considering using the mini-lp sleeves (they look soooo 15425) for the 2021 remasters and keeping the 2005 discs inside the box, so I may keep them after all (given the prices for used...
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    I'll try to catch that, as it's sunday 27/11...

    I'll try to catch that, as it's sunday 27/11 (except that it's ARS Musica).


    https://www.arsmusica.be/fr/events/aquaserge-eon/
  9. Two sided printing, two pages per page, though...

    Two sided printing, two pages per page, though it's still a fair amount of A4 paper ;), but it's worth it, because I'm going to keep it for a while, because.... (read below)

    Well, I got though it...
  10. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Just put me on your ignore list and get over me,...

    Just put me on your ignore list and get over me, dude. :p

    AFAIAC, the only bad point about the VdGG box is those missing sleeves... As I said, I'd be willing to fork out more dough for those.
    ...
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    ain't this "nice"?

    ain't this "nice"?
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    Same kind of holding back remark that happened...

    Same kind of holding back remark that happened with those TD boxsets and other boxset that have these mega wallets holding 10/15 CDs without having sleeves to extract a single disc away from the...
  13. Well John, without your consent ;) , I...

    Well John, without your consent ;) , I copy/pasted your review on a word doc and printed it, because there is no way I can screen-read such a long text. Just the fact of printing it will guarantee...
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    yup, I know I said I would probably buy the...

    yup, I know I said I would probably buy the remixed)remastered version as a stand-alone, but the (not-so) Delicate Sounds of Thunder DVD stand-alone is already in my possession, and that could be...
  15. I'd tend to agree with you on the surface, but......

    I'd tend to agree with you on the surface, but...

    Early 90's production values were still quite late 80's-ish, IMHO. And Loudness wars lasted until the late 00's - this has mostly disappeared...
  16. It's more like a podcast, No need to look at the...

    It's more like a podcast, No need to look at the video, and there is nothing to watch (except the album covers and the odd picture - they're not strip-teasing either), so just put your speakers up...
  17. yikes, almost 3 hours long. Will try to find...

    yikes, almost 3 hours long.

    Will try to find the time one of these evenings, whether in once or in segments.
  18. To the OP: I have no idea (because I don't list...

    To the OP: I have no idea (because I don't list my bundles of albums), but I'd say that the 10's albums are more numerous on my shelves than the 00's, 90's & 80's for sure.
    FTM, I'd even say that...
  19. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Did you do a comparison by playing both albums...

    Yeah I did a random sampling of some of these new mixes and indeed they sound wonderful. Congrats on the mixes Stephen! Even on streaming I can hear a huge difference.[/QUOTE]

    Did you do a...
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    Do you mean +2Bis or N°2 (the first one called +...

    Do you mean +2Bis or N°2 (the first one called + Alpes)?

    Both albums were reissued in CD in one of the two existing boxsets
    ...
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    yyyyyikes, the Caravan boxset is going for...

    yyyyyikes, the Caravan boxset is going for €429.00 (510.00 U$D or 638 Can$ or 365£) at my distributor :O

    VdGG boxset foreseen next week.
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    The Colosseum BBC box was mega interesting...

    The Colosseum BBC box was mega interesting because all of it (or the big majority) had not been released.

    There are two Soft Machine BBC sets (67/71 & 71/74) out almost two decades ago and two...
  23. I know understand more the song Hyönteiset. Thx...

    I know understand more the song Hyönteiset. Thx :D
    I had printed the English translation way back when their site had them available, but it was still obscure.
    Probably Sarkula"s obsession (even if...
  24. I still have the T-shirt of their first album,...

    I still have the T-shirt of their first album, with the spider in tomato sauce.




    I tend to view the second as more even in terms of songwriting

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  25. Both HK albums are great. (see my in-depth...

    Both HK albums are great.
    (see my in-depth reviews on PA)

    Saw the band twice, including once in Brussels' Magasin 4, opening for Present. One of the best double bill I ever saw.

    BTW, bassist...
  26. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    58 myself but discovered them in late 74 with...

    58 myself but discovered them in late 74 with Selling England, but had to really wait until Trick for "it" to click (I even shunned The Lamb at first). I think I was WTF'ing on the production of...
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    Definitely the same dude as in the previous video...

    Definitely the same dude as in the previous video (last page), but is it SJ?
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    I love it all until 81/2 (they became less...

    I love it all until 81/2 (they became less relevant afterwards, IMHO), but that first era (EM & AC) has something really special for me :heart



    I didn't know Ricochet already existed that far...
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    I'd remove both tracks by at least Autumn and to...

    I'd remove both tracks by at least Autumn and to a lesser extent open Door (both sonically fits right in with the rest of the Duke and even the ATTWT albums), much more than Turn It Off Again, FYFM...
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    ive only gone done 9/10 of page one so far,...

    ive only gone done 9/10 of page one so far, but...



    Thiss one touches me the most so far

    My buddies in Globalys did a version that +/- resembled this.


    This one's good too. :up
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    my bad, indeed :oops (I did say maybe, though)...

    my bad, indeed :oops (I did say maybe, though) ;)
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    70's musicians that we thought were great (but...

    70's musicians that we thought were great (but not hitting paydirt back then) still had to survive and feed their kids during the suck-shit 80's.

    Just like great actors with medium success in...
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    Never saw Journey in concert, so I wouldn't know....

    Never saw Journey in concert, so I wouldn't know. My source is from the band quoted in mags like Classy Crock & stuff.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBkBS4O3yvY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBkBS4O3yvY
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    In Jan Reetze's Times & Sounds, the first part of...

    In Jan Reetze's Times & Sounds, the first part of the book is devoted to future "prog/kraut" musos playing for Schlager artistes during the 60's , but also during the 70's.



    Yeah, it seems...
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    three months later after my last post: So far...

    three months later after my last post:

    So far (and I'm sure I'm still missing one or two)
    No particular order (so far)

    Hedvig Mollstad Trio - Ding Dong You're Dead
    Needlepoint – Walking Up...
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    Before listing Schon, I'd list Greg Rollie and...

    Before listing Schon, I'd list Greg Rollie and Ainsley Dunbar, but they left (much) sooner, like when the fondue was still melting and the wine being added.



    Mmmhhh!!!.. If memory serves, some...
  38. Unlike the unmistakable Rickenbacker sound, I'm...

    Unlike the unmistakable Rickenbacker sound, I'm not able to tell which bass guitar is heard on a this or that track, and this goes for the Alembic one as well.
    But I have noticed that SC's sound is...
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    I've been spinning this one and OOAK a few times...

    I've been spinning this one and OOAK a few times in the last two days

    (I have the 2017 remasters in cardboard sleeves, but am wondering what others think of them)

    Annette's vocals don't usually...
  40. I bought this upon release time (early 2020,...

    I bought this upon release time (early 2020, maybe?) in some MediaMarkt downtown Brussels and had a ball of it, though TBH since my original explorations and the binge that ensued, I've been mainly...
  41. I still have his first four solo albums and they...

    I still have his first four solo albums and they all have their charms, but my preference goes to his debut



    I've often found that too!!.

    Maybe due to his world-famous Alembic bass?
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    Wiki is my/your friend: also: ...

    Wiki is my/your friend:



    also:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_audio_formats
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    I've only ever seen 8-tracks used in car and...

    I've only ever seen 8-tracks used in car and trucks (and school busses), though I know there were some homedecks, but I don't know f these were ever connected to hi-fi chains.

    Not familiar with...
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    For those who already have it at home: are the...

    For those who already have it at home: are the cardboard sleeves 13cm x 13cm (or 12 x 12) or are they Digipak or jewel case size (14 x 12)?



    I somehow also lost the Caravan thread around St...
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    John, I'll answer you when I got time to, right...

    John, I'll answer you when I got time to, right after dealing woth Mr Nasty, but just let it be known that I do not consider this boxset inferior (as Mr Nasty says below)




    I see you've taken...
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    Yeah, but there is something really frustrating...

    Yeah, but there is something really frustrating when a such a super-pricey "definitive/exhaustive boxset" is already incomplete before it's even hitting the market yet.

    Here, the BBC sessions will...
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    Par curiosité: How many of you own a...

    Par curiosité: How many of you own a semi-automatic return t/t?

    I've always felt irritated by the fact that some of these t/t kept turning and ruining the silence with the stylus making noise...
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    :lol I had to verify that Mick Taylor was...

    :lol

    I had to verify that Mick Taylor was still alive (I thought he had passed away some 4 to 8 years ago), but you're right.




    Odd enough, since Bill Wyman was always the one that felt a...
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    My fave moment in his career is when he hammered...

    My fave moment in his career is when he hammered Jagger for referring about Charlie as "my drummer"

    RIP, Charlie.
  50. I tend to view this as the last good ELO album...

    I tend to view this as the last good ELO album (Eldorado is good but on a very different model), though it doesn't come up to the shoulder of the previous two.
    OTTD still has the medieval...
  51. Sticky: mine should've arrived sometiùme last week... ...

    mine should've arrived sometiùme last week...

    Unless the Belgian customs arseholes simply chose to keep it for themselves.
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    you're probably right. ...

    you're probably right.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUkpTCxscPg
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    isn't it the "Sydney Bruce" character that makes...

    isn't it the "Sydney Bruce" character that makes the trio in the Lockdown Sunday Brunches??

    Probably Toyah's other bitch
  54. Well it is outrageously Pastoriusy. Having...

    Well it is outrageously Pastoriusy. Having quickly FFWD'd through this set, I found again what I don't like about Jaco.
    Definitely one of the very best bassist, he's so obsessed at showing it that...
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    In many ways, yes. And I'd tend to take GGT as...

    In many ways, yes. And I'd tend to take GGT as the last chapter of that trilogy, even if Holdsworth is gone by then.

    I'm not crazy of either three, FTM.
    I like them both, but there is too much...
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    You'd think they'd postpone the 30 disc boxset to...

    You'd think they'd postpone the 30 disc boxset to include this one wouldn't you??
    Sad to see that Leverton is not part of it after all these years..... but I wonder if he's still almong us...


    ...
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    Now, Svettie, THIS is cool. Cjeck out...

    Now, Svettie, THIS is cool.



    Cjeck out throughout this thread for a bunch of topics, other than 80's MTV clips.
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    I used to drool over those Akai black-faced...

    I used to drool over those Akai black-faced components during those years. So cool-looking.
    When I bought my Yamie chain in 75, the fashion was still almost totally silver-faced.
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    MMMhhh!!!... With such hi-end equipment (we're...

    MMMhhh!!!... With such hi-end equipment (we're talking few thoudands £$€), it would be ridiculous to use your panasonic-type of wire with red & white RCA connectors. I mean sure, thse hi-end cables...
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    Svettie, I'm not an admin, but you are quickly...

    Svettie,

    I'm not an admin, but you are quickly wearing out your lukewarn/cold welcome with your bad tastes in pure pop music :p

    hy don't you tell us about your big woofers and little tweeters...
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