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    I'm saying nothing! I think it was obvious to...

    I'm saying nothing!

    I think it was obvious to most that this band was done with some time ago. And as I suspected and was shouted down for, they seem to have recorded very little.

    I suppose at...
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    RE; Bruford with Genesis. Absolutely loved 'The...

    RE; Bruford with Genesis. Absolutely loved 'The Cinema Show' on Seconds Out. But when I later heard more material from this tour, I didn't think it was the best fit. A track like 'The Lamb...' makes...
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    I don't mind that people aren't going as I'm not...

    I don't mind that people aren't going as I'm not either! I'm just surprised at the animosity from a minority of people. There are more important things to get worked up about, surely.

    A reunion of...
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    Bore off. You don't have to read these threads. ...

    Bore off. You don't have to read these threads.



    It's not happening. Move on.
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    People writing whole essays concerning something...

    People writing whole essays concerning something they allegedly 'don't care' about is a very strange thing to do.
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    I remember similar cynicism in 2006...to be...

    I remember similar cynicism in 2006...to be honest I shared it, because the talk the year before had been that Gabriel/Hackett would be involved. And the trio seemed like the safer option at that...
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    But of course others will pop up and say a band...

    But of course others will pop up and say a band Big Big Train aren't what you 'should' be listening to either as they aren't progressive enough. It could go on forever, this. It's all so pointless.
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    Pompous finger-wagging lectures telling us what...

    Pompous finger-wagging lectures telling us what bands we should and shouldn't be listening to is getting to be a real drag on here. It's hardly converting people, it's having the opposite effect. And...
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    Well, we don't know that yet...Banks talked about...

    Well, we don't know that yet...Banks talked about doing old songs they didn't do on the last tour.
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    ^It is not an 'all-stadium tour', it's an arena...

    ^It is not an 'all-stadium tour', it's an arena tour! I'm not sure how you can miss that it's an arena tour given the names of these venues!:meh
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    The Who's Live At Leeds was mentioned. I was...

    The Who's Live At Leeds was mentioned. I was lucky enough to find the original Polydor CD. The original six track album sounds quite different from the later expanded versions. ISTR the original...
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    Stockholm sounds nice but the mix is somewhat...

    Stockholm sounds nice but the mix is somewhat 'drums first'. Paris is not well recorded (there's a Zeppelin show from the following year in the same venue which is equally all-over-the-place). But...
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    The tabloid in question, I will never click on...

    The tabloid in question, I will never click on their links/post them- I just saw it when searching for news articles. A few other media outlets have reported it now.
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    Some of the shows that I think were used on the...

    Some of the shows that I think were used on the (sadly) long OOP 4cd Stages box are very good indeed. Some of them are radio broadcasts and the sound balance is a bit off. But they do capture Hendrix...
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    A UK tabloid has also reported it.

    A UK tabloid has also reported it.
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    This is the 'massive band is reuniting'...

    This is the 'massive band is reuniting' announcement from Radio 2, pretty much confirmation really.

    https://twitter.com/BBCRadio2/status/1234829325976965121
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    ^Yes there are things I miss on Naked such as the...

    ^Yes there are things I miss on Naked such as the famous 'passed the audition' quip.

    I think the version of 'The Long And Winding Road' on Naked (and the film) is far superior to the one Spector...
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    I like 2003's Naked. I think it achieves its goal...

    I like 2003's Naked. I think it achieves its goal of making a more 'polished' product out of these recordings. No it is not 'perfect', and is not exactly true to the original 'live' intent. However,...
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    ^Good call on the Mayall. His very first album...

    ^Good call on the Mayall. His very first album was also live but I can't remember much about that one!

    There's only one live recording of Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Clapton- from the Flamingo-...
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    Genesis-wise, I prefer the mix of the Shrine 1975...

    Genesis-wise, I prefer the mix of the Shrine 1975 concert from which six tracks were used for radio broadcast (and bootlegged) to the one which was released on their Archive box. The latter was,...
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    ^Quite a few 60s live recordings in club/theatre...

    ^Quite a few 60s live recordings in club/theatre venues have great atmosphere (though not always 'audiophile', for all that it matters...certainly doesn't to me). See also Five Live Yardbirds, The...
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    Great performance, I agree, but I'm personally...

    Great performance, I agree, but I'm personally not keen on the sound of any of those Isle Of Wight releases. Very 'dry', IMHO.



    I don't think much of this one was live at all. 'Ball And Chain'...
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    I agree. Another one I'd nominate is the original...

    I agree. Another one I'd nominate is the original bootleg version of The Rolling Stones' Brussels Affair (taken from a radio broadcast). The mix very much captures a 'live' atmosphere, and I can't...
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    Thinking about the solo albums here, and Wood's...

    Thinking about the solo albums here, and Wood's I've Got My Own Album To Do is actually my favourite. And of course that's before he joined the band! A varied album with some great playing from...
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    I've heard several very good audience recordings....

    I've heard several very good audience recordings. For instance I believe Zeppelin's Montreux 1970 show is mostly an audience recording and it's remarkable, considering.

    I have very low tolerance...
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    Have heard the 'new' Osaka show. It's very good....

    Have heard the 'new' Osaka show. It's very good. A strong performance of the then-new 'Stairway To Heaven' and the acoustic set is great. 'Celebration Day' is terrific.

    Sadly it's in the cruddy...
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    ^It's the fanboy mentality of 'shut up, smile and...

    ^It's the fanboy mentality of 'shut up, smile and accept what you're given'. Trying to shut down any debate. I remember it well from Genesis forums, sadly.
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    Undoubtedly all true. And anyway, the moment has...

    Undoubtedly all true. And anyway, the moment has doubtless passed in terms of sales.

    I've heard the last two 1975 Earls Court shows, the last (25th May) was the best, I thought, especially with...
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    Yeah I know there was supposed to be a companion...

    Yeah I know there was supposed to be a companion to How The West Was Won, but it never happened. I don't understand why the Earls Court stuff also just sits on a shelf, besides the songs on the DVD.
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    I'm familiar with the famous one the day after....

    I'm familiar with the famous one the day after. It's a real patchwork quilt of sources, alas. I think a partial soundboard turned up since the version I heard but still not complete. I love the...
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    This thread will do. Mike Millard's masters have...

    This thread will do. Mike Millard's masters have surfaced, apparently including many previously uncirculated recordings. He recorded many a famous 70s rock show- Listen To This Eddie and For...
  32. I've been reading a few sources that say there...

    I've been reading a few sources that say there will be some sort of UK/Europe tour announcement next week- we shall see. I'm personally uncertain as to whether it's a good idea though, given Collins'...
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    ^Interesting. I wonder why the promo CD-R for the...

    ^Interesting. I wonder why the promo CD-R for the (unreleased) BBC Sessions CD apparently used ropey off-air recordings for this session, then. (Well, that's what I've read- I've never had that CD-R...
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    ^Those 2002 remasters were so good. Admittedly I...

    ^Those 2002 remasters were so good. Admittedly I only heard two/three of the older ABKCO discs, but it's like a night and day difference from what I remember of those. And reviews were/are positive....
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    I'm not familiar with that version but I...

    I'm not familiar with that version but I understand that it's not the original bootleg, some of which was from Wembley. Certainly that amazing 'Street Fighting Man' was, with Taylor soloing like a...
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    I'm not sure whether it was known at the time,...

    I'm not sure whether it was known at the time, but Watts also had a heroin addiction during that mid 80s period. Definitely their lowest ebb as a band.

    I don't like Undercover that much either....
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    ^I love 'Salisbury'. The intro alone is epic. I...

    ^I love 'Salisbury'. The intro alone is epic. I play it more than Deep Purple's Concerto..., that's for sure.

    'I'll Keep On Trying' is another great song on Very 'Eavy. I quite like the less...
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    Uriah Heep hadn't really settled on a sound or...

    Uriah Heep hadn't really settled on a sound or even a line-up at that point (look at how many people are credited on Very 'Eavy...). But clearly things like 'Gypsy' were a sign of things to come.
  39. Indeed. Remind me of your reactions to criticisms...

    Indeed. Remind me of your reactions to criticisms of the Davis remixes again.
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    I can see why they had that coda for 'Stagnation'...

    I can see why they had that coda for 'Stagnation' at this stage- it does sort of hold it together. To be honest, though, I always thought the closing section starting from 'and will I wait...
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    Easily their weakest album for me, sadly. 'One...

    Easily their weakest album for me, sadly. 'One Hit To The Body' and Richards' songs are the only things on here which do it for me. Jagger snarls rather than sings his way through most of it. Some of...
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    I would agree. These recordings have promise, for...

    I would agree. These recordings have promise, for sure, but aren't yet 'great' IMHO. They are still a bit on the twee side and over-wordy, IMHO. I like the flute in 'Let Us Now Make Love' though!
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  43. An unpopular view on here but I love a fair bit...

    An unpopular view on here but I love a fair bit of the trio's output. And yes that includes the singles- the only one I don't really rate is 'Illegal Alien'. Even some of the ballads I'm fine with,...
  44. Squackett was just OK, I thought. Some of the...

    Squackett was just OK, I thought. Some of the songs Squire sang lead on didn't do that much for me. Yet again we get that reverb-drenched Roger King production style.

    I think some of the songs on...
  45. His 90s albums like Guitar Noir and Darktown are...

    His 90s albums like Guitar Noir and Darktown are better than his more recent ones IMHO.
  46. ^GTR was a blip for Hackett and one he didn't...

    ^GTR was a blip for Hackett and one he didn't particularly enjoy. The 90s saw him in more or less 'cottage industry' territory, outside of the big-time music industry. And that was the period when he...
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    'Fairies Wear Boots' is a classic track, but this...

    'Fairies Wear Boots' is a classic track, but this particular 'yeah' is inarguably lazy!



    Another noteworthy thing with the debut. Other than a run-through of 'Blue Suede Shoes' for German TV...
  48. Anti-conflict, be it war or violent revolution,...

    Anti-conflict, be it war or violent revolution, is the gist of Lake's summary.
  49. ^That's because it's not in Rocking The Classics!...

    ^That's because it's not in Rocking The Classics!

    It's in his ELP-specific tome, The Endless Enigma. He referred to previously being mistaken about the band not commenting as a lead-in, if I...
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    Yikes, just after Lyle Mays' death as well. :( ...

    Yikes, just after Lyle Mays' death as well. :(

    I think I first paid close attention to his drumming on Solstice, which came out in that ECM Touchstones series around 11/12 years ago.

    RIP.
  51. ISTR Macan found an archive quote from (I think)...

    ISTR Macan found an archive quote from (I think) Lake at the time of Tarkus' release, which outlined the full 'concept' for the track. Vaguely anti-war, but I don't remember the full quote.
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    They did it earlier than this! Works Volume 2,...

    They did it earlier than this! Works Volume 2, Love Beach and In Concert. I will certainly admit that the former is not a bad album but it's a ragbag of material, some good, some not. Some of it was...
  53. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    I hadn't realised they'd done some more recent...

    I hadn't realised they'd done some more recent shows together. And what a pity we never got that Wichita 2!

    Metheny's always insightful. The comparison with Zawinul in terms of orchestration is on...
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    There was that Rolling Stone review/ramble about...

    There was that Rolling Stone review/ramble about Paranoid where it turned out the guy was reviewing Black Widow.:meh Based on their album Sacrifice, that band were not especially 'heavy', really,...
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    Yes nothing really comes out of a vacuum. I agree...

    Yes nothing really comes out of a vacuum. I agree on the importance of various bands mentioned above. But what a statement of intent this Sabbath debut was- right from track 1, side 1.

    ISTR Geezer...
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    Ouch. And yet, not one of these has been...

    Ouch.



    And yet, not one of these has been on a 'Jethro Tull' studio album. So they haven't contributed to the legacy in the way that Barre did for several decades.
  57. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyIBT-m_sj4 I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyIBT-m_sj4

    I just love this version of the track. A shame the song never made it onto the Travels double.
  58. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    Metheny and Mays were a great team for many...

    Metheny and Mays were a great team for many years. 'San Lorenzo' is a great early example of their work. Another great showcase for Mays in particular is 'The Search' from American Garage.
  59. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    Very sad to read this. Love those ECM albums with...

    Very sad to read this. Love those ECM albums with Metheny- particularly the duo-credited As Falls Wichita...
  60. Thread: Roxy Music

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    They should put out one of the full Newcastle...

    They should put out one of the full Newcastle shows- with the Wetton/Jobson band- which made up most of Viva. (One of them is around online in perfect quality.) I always thought Eskimos And Geordies...
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