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    I am very happy with it so far. Dylan is an...

    I am very happy with it so far. Dylan is an excellent drummer. Very innovative. The Bruford influence is apparent.
  2. Having just seen Mr. Hackett two nights ago, I...

    Having just seen Mr. Hackett two nights ago, I very much understand that the way things happened were probably for the best.
    We got all those Hackett records and get to see him tour with a great...
  3. ...and Phil echoes the same story in the same way...

    ...and Phil echoes the same story in the same way in his auto-bio.
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    While i saw the Thread when it was posted,...

    While i saw the Thread when it was posted, despite really enjoying the CD, I tried to resist the temptation to get the new package. But the talk about it being warmer/less "toppy" made me interested...
  5. Thank you Happytheman for the OP. The bit about...

    Thank you Happytheman for the OP. The bit about Tony missing Steve's touch in "And Then..." is the new part.

    But the Innerviews interview is superb. thanks so much for posting the link, LeFrog!...
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    Thank you!! Stunning.

    Thank you!!

    Stunning.
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    What a great post, Paulo! Thank you! Bruford...

    What a great post, Paulo!
    Thank you!

    Bruford has some great thoughts about contributing only silence to a track (and getting paid for it because Fripp wanted the entire band to get royalties).
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    Jeremy sure is some secret sauce.

    Jeremy sure is some secret sauce.
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    I really like having the choice. It also gives a...

    I really like having the choice. It also gives a better sense of what Fripp wanted vs what initially came out.
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    Good observations, Top Cat. I really enjoy my...

    Good observations, Top Cat.
    I really enjoy my older Kurzweil K 2500XS...innovative voices that just seems "different" from my Korgs and Rolands and Yammies.

    But yes, I too feel that it is...
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    I am not. :) It is still a wonderful type of...

    I am not. :)
    It is still a wonderful type of synthesis.
    The Korg Kronos has a great FM Engine included with its other sound Engines and they market that aspect. I love having it.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Delightful clip. His studio is beautiful. Anyone...

    Delightful clip. His studio is beautiful.
    Anyone know exactly what instrument that was? Maybe a Spanish instrument?

    I want to be Ant when i grow up.
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    A crazy good album. Hall is brilliant. Fripp is...

    A crazy good album. Hall is brilliant. Fripp is brilliant. Together they made an album that is superb.
    Hall was pushed to some amazing things by Fripp and the other musicians.
  15. Hilarious. Heresy. But hilarious.

    Hilarious.
    Heresy. But hilarious.
  16. Well, first of all, many people have never been...

    Well, first of all, many people have never been able to lay hands on the first version since it is out of print.

    Second of all, the original book came out years ago so the 2000’s have not been...
  17. Exactly. Each set list has its charms. I was...

    Exactly. Each set list has its charms.
    I was thrilled for that. It was one of the pieces that night that showed how deep this outfit is. Just brilliant.

    You know the answer, right? One must go...
  18. I had resisted watching it. Until now. ...

    I had resisted watching it. Until now.

    Normally a very wordy fellow, I am...simply...speechless.

    (And yeah, seeing Mr. Fripp gently kiss his guitar was very, very cool.)
  19. I see what you did there. :)

    I see what you did there. :)
  20. ...although it is a bit bittersweet to read so...

    ...although it is a bit bittersweet to read so much about how the band perform it "almost every night." When I saw the band in 1981 they were not playing it and when I saw them in Oakland on the...
  21. Excellent articles. Thank you!!

    Excellent articles.
    Thank you!!
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    Sometimes we forget how important the smaller,...

    Sometimes we forget how important the smaller, new-gear additions can be. For me, this was made clear when I bought a new set of snare wires for one of my snare drums. This Tama drum just wasn't...
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    Ah, the Dylan album. That one I don't have. ...

    Ah, the Dylan album. That one I don't have.

    One that sometimes dissapoints some Howe fans is "Skyline" with Paul Sutin. But I really enjoy its laid back feel. "Camera Obscura" on that album is...
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    I have yet to find a Steve Howe solo record I...

    I have yet to find a Steve Howe solo record I don't like (I think I have them all but might be missing one or two).
  25. Ooh! I am very tempted. It is one of my favorite...

    Ooh! I am very tempted. It is one of my favorite records.

    Bill = Genius.
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    And some background:...

    And some background:
    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/steve-howe/
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    Perhaps you'll have more luck with this than I...

    Perhaps you'll have more luck with this than I did.

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/24428-New-Steve-Howe-Record

    My pre-ordered album hasn't arrived yet but i really look...
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    Very nice offer! Wish I was there!!!

    Very nice offer!

    Wish I was there!!!
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    For my show in Oakland the crowd roared its...

    For my show in Oakland the crowd roared its approval for "In the Court of the Crimson King" prematurely (just before the quiet calliope organ flourish). I too thought "don't these die-hard fans...
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    Congrats! Your skills will one back. Just be...

    Congrats!

    Your skills will one back. Just be patient.
    And have FUN!
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    Tony Visconti did the same.

    Tony Visconti did the same.
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Absolutely. Todd is like a brilliant chef...

    Absolutely.

    Todd is like a brilliant chef that tries pretty much everything. Any one individual might not appreciate everything he has made but my goodness the man is creative.
    I think "Liars"...
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    ...late to the party...there are quite a few...

    ...late to the party...there are quite a few great workstations out there. I would repeat the suggestion of the Kronos though. Absolutely killer.
    Just get an 88 key version and be done. :)
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    Why yes he is! ...

    Why yes he is!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liars_(Todd_Rundgren_album)
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    I look forward to reading the OP's review. (Thank...

    I look forward to reading the OP's review. (Thank you.)

    My show in Oakland was simply stunning.

    And "the picture thing" is a refreshing change to the terribly bad cell-phone behavior at most...
  37. Very cool! Thanks. I bet that was a great...

    Very cool! Thanks.
    I bet that was a great experience to be around him.

    And great "goodies" there!

    KC sure has figured out how to do Merch.
  38. Hmm...looks like there is a story here. Please...

    Hmm...looks like there is a story here.
    Please do tell. :)
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    I always love Todd's projects so I am interested....

    I always love Todd's projects so I am interested.

    Congrats, Mike!
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    Thank you! Very informative and enjoyable. I...

    Thank you! Very informative and enjoyable.

    I look forward to my show in October.
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    I am quite sure it was about Monroe. It was just...

    I am quite sure it was about Monroe. It was just as Monroe was being introduced. I don't think any of the members of his first band had been mentioned yet (and Flat and Scruggs were in the second...
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    I saw some of Epi 3. The details about Bill...

    I saw some of Epi 3. The details about Bill Monroe and all the offshoots (Foggy Mountain Boys) were fascinating.

    But I figured out right away that Marty Stuart is the real reason to watch. That...
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    Hmm...consider me interested. Thanks, Dharma!

    Hmm...consider me interested.
    Thanks, Dharma!
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    What an absolutely delightful interview! You...

    What an absolutely delightful interview! You asked excellent questions and Ant obliged with great responses.

    I am clearly a fan so I am not terribly objective but this guy means everything to me....
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    Ok...now I recall...she is on a number of Steve's...

    Ok...now I recall...she is on a number of Steve's records. But I didn't know she was Jo's sister!

    I'll have to check her contribution to Squackett (I don't recall seeing her in the credits).
    ...
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    Mr. Beggs was really getting into the pedals,...

    Mr. Beggs was really getting into the pedals, wasn't he?
    He is one of my favorite bassists nowadays (I saw him with Steven Wilson).

    Who is the woman playing guitar and singing?
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    Thank you! That was a wonderful interview (Well,...

    Thank you! That was a wonderful interview (Well, it should be...Billy B AND Anni! You cannot go wrong.)

    That performance anxiety he discusses in the interview and the similar thoughts from his...
  48. Thank you for this! It pushed me to order the...

    Thank you for this! It pushed me to order the package. Well, seeing the band last Thursday in Oakland may have helped too!
  49. Thanks for the Thread! Having seen him in concert...

    Thanks for the Thread! Having seen him in concert 3 or 4 times I do lean towards the assessment of the man as technically-skilled, highly educated (theory and history), but conspicuously devoid of...
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    A great thread that deserves more posts! I am...

    A great thread that deserves more posts!

    I am absolutely a devoted fan and enjoy them in every genre and usage. I own a set of Taurus III's.

    As others have discussed, they can be used to...
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    I was at Thursday's show. Just amazing in...

    I was at Thursday's show.

    Just amazing in every way.
    Because I have not been able to catch any of their previous shows (other than in 1981) I guess I am pre-disposed to only say positive things.
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    Radio dead? In a metaphysical (?) sort of way, I...

    Radio dead? In a metaphysical (?) sort of way, I agree...most things that were worth doing on radio stations have already been done. Long gone are the days of WNEW-FM and other fine stations that...
  53. LOL Well yes, I do beat the drum quite loudly...

    LOL
    Well yes, I do beat the drum quite loudly for this album! I just feel it deserves a far wider audience than it gets.

    And what a beautiful package it is. Just the artwork alone is worth the...
  54. Forget? Never...such a fine album. It continues...

    Forget?
    Never...such a fine album. It continues to intrigue me over multiple listens. While Leah's compositions and her playing are center stage, the blend of musicians is the secret I think.
    The...
  55. I saw UH last spring; they put on quite a show...

    I saw UH last spring; they put on quite a show still (in part due to his playing).
  56. Phil makes clear in his autobio that he likes the...

    Phil makes clear in his autobio that he likes the old material but very much prefers the later material. (I sensed that he feels that way because of all the material he wrote for the 3-piece...
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    Me jealous. Please give us a full report after...

    Me jealous.

    Please give us a full report after the gig.
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    AUTO-BUY, indeed! As many might already know,...

    AUTO-BUY, indeed!

    As many might already know, it has shown up on Ant's website for pre-order.

    I have a nice little collection of those signed postcards...i look forward to adding another.
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    I need to hear it again...it has been a long...

    I need to hear it again...it has been a long time.

    By the way, my screen name came not from it but by from a phrase by my old college pal...when a stereo or camera set was especially complex, he...
  60. Indeed! Hr. Hackett is well-spoken and he does...

    Indeed!
    Hr. Hackett is well-spoken and he does cover the subject quite well.

    Thank you for this portion of the interview!
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