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    Got into Queen as soon as I heard Sevens Seas of...

    Got into Queen as soon as I heard Sevens Seas of Rhye when it came out, and have loved them ever since. Queen II is definitely a prog album, and parts of SHA & ANATO too, but just a great band all...
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    It's an excellent documentary, and very...

    It's an excellent documentary, and very informative. It must be frustrating to work in the studio with either PG or Kate Bush as they both move with the speed of a glacier.
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    This is an autobuy for me. I regularly go back to...

    This is an autobuy for me. I regularly go back to In a Perfect World and Who's the Boss..., and they always sound as fresh as the day I first heard them.
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    Absolutely the same for me. I get shivers just...

    Absolutely the same for me. I get shivers just thinking about that song. Perfect!
  5. thanks guys, we are working on an album right now...

    thanks guys, we are working on an album right now to follow up our EP "the Vicissitudes of Life".
  6. Keith Emerson tribute single launched as a free download

    Just a quick note to say that my band Field of Vision have released The Dagger - a tribute to Keith Emerson

    We just wanted just to say thanks for the great music and decided to share it with...
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    they used to be a good band spoiled by Brian's...

    they used to be a good band spoiled by Brian's vocals, but I think they've hit a dead end a couple of albums or so ago.
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    fantastic band. I've seen them a couple of times,...

    fantastic band. I've seen them a couple of times, once at the famous Glasgow Apollo, and more recently in London.
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    To my ears, the last couple of albums have been...

    To my ears, the last couple of albums have been too close to "Musical Theatre" - More akin to Les Miserables or something by Andrew Lloyd Webber than Prog, or indeed any kind of rock. I'm not saying...
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    We've lost something very precious today. May...

    We've lost something very precious today. May your star forever shine brightly
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    We've lost something very precious today. May...

    We've lost something very precious today. May your star forever shine brightly
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    I have to agree. Those first two albums had some...

    I have to agree. Those first two albums had some pretty decent songs on, albeit pop/rock songs. A Call to Arms was a cast-off from Genesis, as I recall, but was actually better to my ears than one or...
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    Top 5 1. Selling England 2. The Lamb 3....

    Top 5
    1. Selling England
    2. The Lamb
    3. Foxtrot
    4 Trick
    5 W&W

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    Like some earlier posts, I really can't say I dislike any album all that much - I dislike a few songs on some albums...
  14. Investigate the complete box set "Futurist...

    Investigate the complete box set "Futurist Manifesto" which has all the studio albums, B-sides, single edits and a couple of live tracks. Fabulous band!
  15. Ian, that pretty much sum sit up for me too....

    Ian, that pretty much sum sit up for me too. Magnificent album. I don't think it is at all "odd". We didn't want or expect Tull albums to be similar, or follow a linear path. We loved them regardless...
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    From my own point of view, my band Field of...

    From my own point of view, my band Field of Vision released an EP earlier this year, and spent around £3000 recording & a few hundred more on pressing 1000 copies on CD, thinking fans of "prog" are...
  17. Exactly my own opinion. My least played Gabriel...

    Exactly my own opinion. My least played Gabriel album (excluding soundtracks)
  18. And that I have to agree with

    And that I have to agree with
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    Ditto - well impressed. Great gig too

    Ditto - well impressed. Great gig too
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    NEC is a damn fine album, as Criminal Record was...

    NEC is a damn fine album, as Criminal Record was too with some wonderful stuff on there (Breathalyzer aside). 1984 had a couple of decent tunes but dated very quickly. After that, it all was a...
  21. I agree that the bones of the song should remain...

    I agree that the bones of the song should remain recognisable. Bob Dylan is the world's worst for this - often he mumbles his way through a verse or two & it's the chorus before you know even know...
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    Good band, but I saw them live just as they...

    Good band, but I saw them live just as they released their 2nd album and their set was around 35/40 minutes long! If anyone has seen them more recently and can confirm that they'll actually play a...
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    Very cool interview - thank you!

    Very cool interview - thank you!
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    Nick D'Virgilio's "Rewiring Genesis" cover of the...

    Nick D'Virgilio's "Rewiring Genesis" cover of the entire TLLDOB album is interesting, with some fairly "straight" covers and some a little more diverse. Nice to dip into now & then.
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    Wetton edges it as my personal preference, but...

    Wetton edges it as my personal preference, but both great.
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    Another project that looked good on paper, but...

    Another project that looked good on paper, but was ruined by record company and/or management pushing for commercial success. I can understand Howe wanting to replicate the success of Asia, but...
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    SO sad. Chris (jointly along with Tony Levin) is...

    SO sad. Chris (jointly along with Tony Levin) is my favourite bassist of all time. We've lost too many heroes recently, but what a legacy they've left us. See you on the other side Chris.....
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    Hard to pick just 5! 1. Genesis 2. Kate Bush...

    Hard to pick just 5!

    1. Genesis
    2. Kate Bush
    3. Jethro Tull
    4. Yes
    5. Transatlantic

    (although 5 could easily be Floyd, PT, Camel, Caravan, BBT, Marillion or Rush - it frequently varies)
  29. Sad to hear it. Best wishes to Chris for a full...

    Sad to hear it. Best wishes to Chris for a full and quick recovery.
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    I don't get any comparison with Radiohead or...

    I don't get any comparison with Radiohead or Elbow, who show some genuine prog credentials. Blur have made some good records, and I like Alex James & Graham Coxon, but I never took to Albarn - if...
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    By 'eck lad. Tha'l confuse t'foreigners wi' that...

    By 'eck lad. Tha'l confuse t'foreigners wi' that un !

    And indeed, I live near Loch Lomond, made especially famous by Steve Hackett, and of course Marillion always used to encore with the song...
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    Abbey Road, studio & crossing, Baker St, London...

    Abbey Road, studio & crossing,
    Baker St, London
    Phil Lynott's grave, Howth peninsula near Dublin
    Marquee Club Wardour St
    all over Liverpool
    Battersea Power Station (as JKL says, as close as...
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    IMMENSE ! thank you for posting this. I'm off to...

    IMMENSE ! thank you for posting this. I'm off to check out both SP & the MO. :)
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    This was the same set for the entire run of shows...

    This was the same set for the entire run of shows (+ 2 encores CLOUDBUSTING, AMONG ANGELS). The first 6 songs were done as a "conventional" rock band performance before everything went into full-on...
  35. Field of Vision's new EP -...

    Field of Vision's new EP - www.fieldofvisionmusic.com
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    I believe that there has been a significant...

    I believe that there has been a significant dumbing down of Societies in the so called "developed" nations. Even taking television alone, the proliferation of cheap & nasty "reality TV" shows like...
  37. Interesting - I'd not heard that. It is a long...

    Interesting - I'd not heard that. It is a long time ago, but if Pegg "dropped out", there would have been some legal alteration to reflect the change in ownership and of course, that may have meant...
  38. Without any comment from Mr Barre, we're unlikely...

    Without any comment from Mr Barre, we're unlikely to learn whether he has a "share" in the name, but I doubt it. There may well be an understanding between the two, and of all the people who've...
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    Absolutely - Say it loud, I'm prog & I'm proud

    Absolutely - Say it loud, I'm prog & I'm proud
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    I too share the love for "Arthur", but can't say...

    I too share the love for "Arthur", but can't say I'm too bothered by these "new" releases. Criminal Record & No Earthly.. now that's a couple of autobuys right there.
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    Hi Colin, Nice. After Dark has a real 80's...

    Hi Colin,

    Nice. After Dark has a real 80's Genesis vibe, and EE has a neo-prog vibe, a bit like Marillion if they'd had Francis Dunnery singing. Well played & recorded. If you believe in it, go...
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    Spot on, Bob

    Spot on, Bob
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    I have to agree that, with the exception of Talk...

    I have to agree that, with the exception of Talk & Open Your Eyes, there is a lot to like about Yes from the Drama album onward. While nowhere near as consistent as their 70's output, there are still...
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    ^ re Enid's posts above, it does sound like a...

    ^ re Enid's posts above, it does sound like a crazy scene, and I'm guessing that was in the US. I certainly don't recall anything that tribal here in the UK, save for the original "Mods v Rockers" in...
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    So close, but if I had to pick, I'd say Latimer

    So close, but if I had to pick, I'd say Latimer
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    He wants the brand, but not the band. Can't say...

    He wants the brand, but not the band. Can't say the prospect fills me with enthusiasm, but if they come to my home town I'd probably go. I certainly wouldn't travel more than a half-hour's drive to...
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    Hackett edges it. Love both of them, but...

    Hackett edges it. Love both of them, but Hackett's tone, fluidity and more accomplished solo career push him ahead in my book.
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    I've seen them six times and seen every show that...

    I've seen them six times and seen every show that they do. Yes, they are a must-see, although like others ^, I found the restaging of the exact dialogue & jokes to be unnecessary. The whole thing is...
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    I have to agree. Well put! In the UK, we had...

    I have to agree. Well put!

    In the UK, we had only 3 - yes 3 - tv channels in the 70's, so radio played more of a part and music was so much more important to so many more people. The fact that...
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    Good album with a couple of stinkers on it, but...

    Good album with a couple of stinkers on it, but like many here, I find the production very dated. It was of its time, although not everything 80's sounds bad - for example, a lot of Genesis & Rush...
  51. Jeez, I'd forgotten about Wakey's Rock'n'roll...

    Jeez, I'd forgotten about Wakey's Rock'n'roll Prophet album. what a lot of psuedo Buggles that was. First time I can recall seeing this video too. It suits the song very well - both cringeworthy
  52. Ah Bar Six - Cadbury's pretender attempted to...

    Ah Bar Six - Cadbury's pretender attempted to usurp the mighty Kit Kat, but was foiled as it seemed the only places that actually sold them were railway station vending machines, and they always...
  53. The Zenith of the music video artform too

    The Zenith of the music video artform too
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    I did not know that, and I used to be such a...

    I did not know that, and I used to be such a Genesis completest too!
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    I probably love it because I got it when it came...

    I probably love it because I got it when it came out and loved it live, but I do know what you mean. The re-recorded version is not quote so plodding as there is no Pointer on drums.
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    ^ Terrific Album, second only to Grey & Pink...

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    Terrific Album, second only to Grey & Pink for me.
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    I've always thought they had similar styles too,...

    I've always thought they had similar styles too, and I did think that when Collins left Genesis, McCalla would have been someone they might consider. I had heard that Kim Beacon was actually on the...
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    Side 1 was the Smallcreep's Day suite Side 1...

    Side 1 was the Smallcreep's Day suite

    Side 1
    "Smallcreep's Day" I. Between the Tick & the Tock II. Working in Line III. After Hours IV. Cats and Rats (In This Neighbourhood) V. Smallcreep Alone...
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    .... But Acting Very Strange was horrible. I...

    .... But Acting Very Strange was horrible. I recall Mike saying in interviews at the time that someone told him to have a brandy before he recorded his vocals. He struggled so much with them that he...
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    Not a perfect album, but I love almost all of it,...

    Not a perfect album, but I love almost all of it, and have done since it came out. I still listen to it regularly. Side 2 of the vinyl isn't quite as strong as side 1, but still very good. 1979 &...
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