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  1. Well, Andy Summers, as did Steve Hillage, did the...

    Well, Andy Summers, as did Steve Hillage, did the "Orchestral Tubular Bells / Hergest Ridge" concerts in 1974-75, but he was not involved in the 1973 performances (maybe he was still living in the...
  2. Always assumed the notes were all by Peter Giles,...

    Always assumed the notes were all by Peter Giles, from his very detailed diaries.
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    I'd be interested to have Derek speak about his...

    I'd be interested to have Derek speak about his concept of being the band's frontman, a conduit between his fellow band members and the audience, and particularly in the early days when he shared...
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    Yes it was - in fact that band (which also...

    Yes it was - in fact that band (which also included drummer Daniel Jeand'heur, later of One Shot) was the first to dust off Vander's unrecorded epic "Kohntarkosz Anteria", prompting Vander to...
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    Yes, in terms of it sounding like a "real" band,...

    Yes, in terms of it sounding like a "real" band, it took until the arrival of the other One Shot guys (James MacGaw and Emmanuel Borghi) in the Summer of 1997, which was the foundation of the group...
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    Not "transitional" - it was simply the first...

    Not "transitional" - it was simply the first line-up after Magma reformed in 1996, not having toured except for one-off performances, since 1983.
    I saw them in Lyon on that tour.
    Most of the...
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    Music journalism of this standard is rare these...

    Music journalism of this standard is rare these days. Not something I would expect from, particularly, RS. A great read.
  8. Very nice review, very nice man (having...

    Very nice review, very nice man (having interviewed/met him a few times)... and very nice book, I hope. Definitely on my to-get list.
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    I know, but as is also well known, he didn't...

    I know, but as is also well known, he didn't offer it to ELP until they found they lacked one more track to fill out the 1st LP and Lake suggested it, which wasn't the plan initially. In King...
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    More repurposed UK material ("Sahara Of Snow",...

    More repurposed UK material ("Sahara Of Snow", "Forever Until Sunday") than National Health there, unless you mean the middle section for "Hell's Bells", but that's just one tiny bit (and the NH...
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    "Either End of August" (or was it "Springtime in...

    "Either End of August" (or was it "Springtime in Siberia" ?) on Bruford's "Feels Good To Me" was originally written in 1974 and offered to King Crimson (probably in a quite different arrangement),...
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    McDonald & Giles' "Tomorrow's People" and ELP's...

    McDonald & Giles' "Tomorrow's People" and ELP's "Lucky Man" were both rehearsed early in KC's existence, and may even have been performed at their residency at a Newcastle club (as GG&F) in February...
  13. Because Phil was a much better drummer for...

    Because Phil was a much better drummer for Genesis music, maybe ?

    Bill, though, was the best for KC, no doubt.
  14. Don't forget that Don Henley didn't sing ALL of...

    Don't forget that Don Henley didn't sing ALL of the Eagles' songs, and there were acoustic songs that he sang without playing drums. Of course in later years they had an auxiliary drummer to help...
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    I for one am struggling to accept Fripp's claim...

    I for one am struggling to accept Fripp's claim that "Birdman" was going to be side B of the second King Crimson album. Sure, they had worked on some of that material, most notably as part of the...
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    Also read my 1997 interview with Michael Giles...

    Also read my 1997 interview with Michael Giles for more on this : https://www.elephant-talk.com/wiki/Interview_with_Michael_Giles_by_Aymeric_Leroy

    McDonald and Giles had left KC precisely because...
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    It's such a soft passage that I hadn't really...

    It's such a soft passage that I hadn't really noticed - to the extent that although I've only heard the reissue in the last 20 or so years, I still "heard" "soft pussy" in that bit, certainly I'd...
  18. Great fun listening to this. Brought back lots of...

    Great fun listening to this. Brought back lots of great memories to this 4-time attendee. Thanks again for pulling it off !
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    Nice video indeed, the guy is pretty good. A...

    Nice video indeed, the guy is pretty good.

    A couple of mistakes in what he says though - there's no guitar solo by Pye Hastings in "Winter Wine", but a (great) organ solo by Dave Sinclair. And...
  20. I'm not sure it was always this way - or, in...

    I'm not sure it was always this way - or, in other words, that bad. Palmer does acknowledge that it went sour one last time after he turned down Emerson and Lake's suggestion that they keep it going...
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    Interesting list - happy birthday btw. Please...

    Interesting list - happy birthday btw.
    Please noe that "Mother Going" should be "Mother Gong"...
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    Did I say otherwise ? I singled out the two bits...

    Did I say otherwise ? I singled out the two bits (admittedly in different lines) that Anderson said referred to Kent State.
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    Thanks. Here's the Songfacts quote - ...

    Thanks. Here's the Songfacts quote -



    Interesting, if confirmed. The song was definitely NOT written about Kent State, but that 'sound effect' would have been added during production to give...
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    I don't really see what would the connection be...

    I don't really see what would the connection be between the two. Kent State was about the national guard shooting student protestors. "The Knife" takes the viewpoint of a radical revolutionary figure...
  25. I assume you're just being funny (or trying...

    I assume you're just being funny (or trying to)... If not, I don't think I can be of much help.
  26. Well, none of the 1969-72 incarnations had violin...

    Well, none of the 1969-72 incarnations had violin either. It was just an exception to the rule that lasted a little under two years. (Not trying to minimise David's input - this is my favourite...
  27. Don't know about "obviously"... In fact, quite...

    Don't know about "obviously"... In fact, quite the contrary - it's NOT from the same photo session, since Cross was no longer in the band when those were taken. It's just made to look similar.
  28. I'm not sure any part of your question makes...

    I'm not sure any part of your question makes sense to me... But I'll answer this. On the released "USA", Cross's contributions were mixed out in certain spots detailed above, and Eddie Jobson...
  29. Absolutely - sorry about the above post, I didn't...

    Absolutely - sorry about the above post, I didn't have the LP handy and relied on a scan of the cover that was barely legible & missed "Schizoid".

    https://www.calyx-canterbury.fr/index/credits.jpg
  30. It's not just "common knowledge", it's precisely...

    It's not just "common knowledge", it's precisely detailed in the credits : violin on "LTiA2" and piano (Pianet, actually) on "Lament".
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    Tangerine Dream performed at that same festival...

    Tangerine Dream performed at that same festival that year (as did Weather Report, incidentally).
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    Perhaps Steve will correct me on this, but my...

    Perhaps Steve will correct me on this, but my impression is that we got Relaps partly as a result of the diminishing sales/revenue alluded to above. Before that, Daniel seemed reluctant to release...
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    Said mixes are instrumental, and other details...

    Said mixes are instrumental, and other details differ from the released versions, although the backing tracks are identical.
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    Supposedly Lihns is about (& Kobaian for) the...

    Supposedly Lihns is about (& Kobaian for) the rain.
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    Iím sure Floyd paid Laperrousaz handsomely for...

    Iím sure Floyd paid Laperrousaz handsomely for his job - despite being responsible for the filmsí withdrawal at the time.

    Laperrousaz appears to have done further work on other bandsí...
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    There were two films, released in the spring of...

    There were two films, released in the spring of 1970 but quickly banned after a court injunction from Pink Flioyd who argued no proper contract had been signed.

    The footage in the Floyd box was...
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    There isn't one...

    There isn't one...
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    Yes had excellent keyboard work by 'the Rick' and...

    Yes had excellent keyboard work by 'the Rick' and excellent use by Chris Squire of 'the [other] Rick' !
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    Yes, it would make no sense to change the *tempo*...

    Yes, it would make no sense to change the *tempo* of a live performance to fit that of the original studio version, and that's not what I've been talking about. Just, assuming that musicians have...
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    Surely you meant to write something else there,...

    Surely you meant to write something else there, but for the benefit of those who have yet to attend a concert and might misbehave as a result of the above, photography is only allowed at the very end...
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    I started a thead on this last night which has...

    I started a thead on this last night which has been moved out of the main thread, as yours probably will be.
    Not sure it's a wise move as I'm sure others will create identical threads once the...
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    RIP Bill Rieflin (King Crimson)

    Unbelievably sad [considering what he went through last year - and now this]... From Robert Fripp's FB page. No cause cited.
    RIP
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    OK, thanks for making that clear, let's put this...

    OK, thanks for making that clear, let's put this to rest. Again, I appreciate your work - even used a bit from one of your Genesis videos in a talk I did a few days ago in Switzerland. And regarding...
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    I wouldn't have written this - after my initial...

    I wouldn't have written this - after my initial post which was complimentary about his work in general but merely suggested that it would be even better if he also took care of the speed issues - if...
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    Ah, Henry's discography - of course ! Note that...

    Ah, Henry's discography - of course !
    Note that this also claims that Kaye (and no one else from Yes, apparently) plays on "Witchi Tai To" - there you go.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn98VXMBupc ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn98VXMBupc

    This is a cover of the Jim Pepper tune by 'Legs' Larry Smith of the Bonzo Dog Band - the first-ever release by Charisma Records, November 1969.
    Rest of...
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    You're free to not care but the rest of your...

    You're free to not care but the rest of your argument makes no sense whatsoever. It's better for music to run at the correct speed, period.
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    That one made my day - thanks ! ;-)

    That one made my day - thanks ! ;-)
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    It always amazes me that many people treat speed...

    It always amazes me that many people treat speed correction as a "subjective" thing, like remastering, when it's probably the most rational thing there is. I mean, it either plays at the right speed,...
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    Difficult to see or make out what Thierry Eliez...

    Difficult to see or make out what Thierry Eliez is contributing keyboard-wise. Iím only hearing Simonís ĎRhodesí...
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    I was surprised to learn that he doesn't tune his...

    I was surprised to learn that he doesn't tune his bass in fifths (like a cello) like his father and Bussonnet both did (not sure if Paganotti and the others also did ?). I assume the fifth string is...
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    It's a piece by Michel Graillier (RIP), Magma...

    It's a piece by Michel Graillier (RIP), Magma pianist from 1974-76.
    https://www.discogs.com/Michel-Graillier-Dream-Drops/master/343862
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    L-R : Sandrine Destefanis (vocals), Stella...

    L-R : Sandrine Destefanis (vocals), Stella Vander, Simon Goubert (Rhodes & very occasional drums), Thierry Eliez (keyboards), Isabelle Feuillebois, Christian Vander, Hervť Aknin, Sylvie Fisichella...
  54. Of course, Mike Rutherford had absolutely no...

    Of course, Mike Rutherford had absolutely no responsibility in that... He's probably under strict orders (& surveilance) from both PC and PG not to add any of those 10-minute instrumental sections he...
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    Not yet, but there's plenty of room for it in...

    Not yet, but there's plenty of room for it in that box.
    ...
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    Thanks for setting the record straight. I'm not...

    Thanks for setting the record straight. I'm not familiar with all of Wakeman's books, I didn't know any of them qualified as a proper autobiography. I have one that's more like a series of anecdotes....
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    And could we hope to eventually get the Squire...

    And could we hope to eventually get the Squire bio Vincent Gallo had begun working on ?
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    Thatís right, Caped Crusader came first, shoddy...

    Thatís right, Caped Crusader came first, shoddy job though it is... Some good bits though.
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    The first autobiography of a Yes member was Bill...

    The first autobiography of a Yes member was Bill Brufordís !!
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    It's a complicated story, to the point where the...

    It's a complicated story, to the point where the various parties all have a point.

    Bad record deals were signed which should probably never have been signed, and some of them would be illegal...
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