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    Phew. Quite a line-up. You must have needed a lie...

    Phew. Quite a line-up. You must have needed a lie down in a quiet room after that :lol
  2. Just an update on this documentary. It is now...

    Just an update on this documentary. It is now available on the BBC iPlayer for UK viewers.
  3. Thread: VDGG box!

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    I'm still getting loads of mileage out of the...

    I'm still getting loads of mileage out of the boxset (and that's without having a bluray player yet or anything to play 5.1s on).

    I agree that the Paris concert is revelatory; the 47 minutes of...
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    ^^^ Cheap at twice the price

    ^^^ Cheap at twice the price
  5. ^^^ There are three versions of Gong performing...

    ^^^ There are three versions of Gong performing the Solar Musick Suite out there already. The longest version, at 20 minutes or so, was recorded at the Marquee in September 1975 and is on the Love...
  6. Thanks for the information. I think I will stick...

    Thanks for the information. I think I will stick to my motto regarding anything Gong-related (which hasn't failed me yet): if in doubt, BUY IT! Even if I end up with two versions of the Longlaville...
  7. The news of a GAS-curated boxset is indeed...

    The news of a GAS-curated boxset is indeed welcome. Is there any further information on it available at the moment? There was talk a while ago of a GAS boxset taking in all the Gong music released on...
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    A New Day Yesterday - Jethro Tull

    A New Day Yesterday - Jethro Tull
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    The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon

    The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon
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    How times have changed; Faust have moved from...

    How times have changed; Faust have moved from being a weird, cult band to worthy of an article in the national press. Not a bad article and Tony Conrad's comment that Faust were so stoned when they...
  11. Red Guitars are reforming for a short tour

    The Red Guitars are reforming for a short tour in April next year. They produced (IMO) one of the better singles put out in the 1980s - Good Technology - with a great guitar sound, but their other...
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    I haven't seen this yet but think it is an...

    I haven't seen this yet but think it is an English-language remake of an excellent 2018 Danish film called Den Skyldige. The Danish film is well worth watching and I think is available on Prime or...
  13. It is not necessarily a reaction to the flu shot....

    It is not necessarily a reaction to the flu shot. I had my second Covid jab about five months ago and my arm at the shoulder still hurts and I cannot stretch it without pain shooting out down my arm....
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    I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

    I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
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    I'm not up there myself, still having a decade to...

    I'm not up there myself, still having a decade to go, but I know quite a few people in their late 70s and, based on that, I would say it would be unlikely (admittedly not impossible) that Roger Dean...
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    He is 77 so I suspect not much of what appears...

    He is 77 so I suspect not much of what appears under his name actually has been done physically by him.
  17. Well, going back to 1963... ...

    Well, going back to 1963...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWjEYhk7Xo
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    Big Eyed Beans From Venus - Don Van Vliet

    Big Eyed Beans From Venus - Don Van Vliet
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    I am always amused in the movies when a gun is...

    I am always amused in the movies when a gun is fired in an enclosed space and no-one reels around holding their ears and then remains deaf for about 10 minutes after. A gun going off in a small...
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    Yes. And some of his stuff was pretty...

    Yes. And some of his stuff was pretty interesting. I suspect he will re-emerge, though, as I think he has planted some 'sleepers' out there. Time will tell.
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    Where has the thread celebrating the 50th...

    Where has the thread celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tago Mago gone? I cannot find it and know it existed as I added to it. It was started by Monet. Has he met his maker? It is all a bit 1984ish:...
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    You Really Got Me - The Kinks

    You Really Got Me - The Kinks
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    Getting political, the British government sells...

    Getting political, the British government sells arms to the Saudis (worth Ł11bn in 2019 alone) with, I assume, the full knowledge that these armaments are used in current conflicts - including the...
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    It is interesting that the new release in this...

    It is interesting that the new release in this series also comes from 1975 (presumably from the concert at Sussex University on November 19), as the first CD in the series was recorded just a few...
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    Lake may not have been included as, according to...

    Lake may not have been included as, according to some websites I have just looked at, he could not read music. Both Palmer and Babbington seem to be following the script closely here.
  26. Thread: VDGG box!

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    The track listing on Burning Shed seems at fault...

    The track listing on Burning Shed seems at fault here. If you look on Amazon.co.uk and go to Pawn Hearts and then look at the image of the back cover of the 2CD/1DVD version, you will see that just...
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    ^^^ You've certainly seen some great bands!

    ^^^ You've certainly seen some great bands!
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    Looks like a definite buy. Amazon UK has this...

    Looks like a definite buy. Amazon UK has this listed already (at Ł70) with a release date set for November 22. Four hours of Nucleus Mark I sounds great.

    I am currently working my way through the...
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    Not on Discogs!

    Not on Discogs!
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    An interesting article on the Let It Be film and...

    An interesting article on the Let It Be film and assorted Beatles-related stuff. Apologies if there is a more appropriate thread for it. I don't know if the comments attached to the article will show...
  31. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Working through the boxset (again) and still...

    Working through the boxset (again) and still getting a lot from it. Much has been made of the stereo remixes, but the remastering on all the albums is amazing. In fact, I now realise that some of the...
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    Carry On - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

    Carry On - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
  33. Silly and provocative, perhaps. But sometimes he...

    Silly and provocative, perhaps. But sometimes he widely overstepped the mark. In the spoken intro to Black Napkins, recorded in Yugoslavia in 1975 and released on the compilation album "Frank Zappa...
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    V2 Schneider - Bowie

    V2 Schneider - Bowie
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    Fear Of Music had Fripp on it and Remain In Light...

    Fear Of Music had Fripp on it and Remain In Light had Belew. Both albums were excellent and both these guitarists had key inputs to them (Fripp on I Zimbra and Belew on everything on Remain In Light,...
  36. Thread: Magma news

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    ^^^ Just different packaging (in a digipack) I...

    ^^^ Just different packaging (in a digipack) I think, and remastered in 2020.
  37. If you click on the price (2CD Ł10.36) that will...

    If you click on the price (2CD Ł10.36) that will take you to the payment page
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    I have this on DVD and always wanted to copy it...

    I have this on DVD and always wanted to copy it on to a CD but never found out how to do it easily. It is great the concert will be on CD finally. The concert was pretty good, even without Pierre...
  39. Thread: VDGG box!

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    ^^^ As Peter Hammill put it earlier this year in...

    ^^^ As Peter Hammill put it earlier this year in an interview (read it in the thread Peter Hammill: 'In Translation'): 'So the making of this record is the act of a Briton who was, is and will remain...
  40. Natchez Trace - Pavlov's Dog

    Natchez Trace - Pavlov's Dog
  41. Thread: VDGG box!

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    It is an oversight to not have the lyrics in the...

    It is an oversight to not have the lyrics in the boxset, but I would think that any boxset priced at over Ł100/$150 is aimed largely at the diehard fan and not the casual buyer. The diehard fan would...
  42. Thread: Password Reset

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    Well ... on second thoughts, maybe I am. I ran...

    Well ... on second thoughts, maybe I am. I ran CCleaner and it knocked out all my passwords. I can usually read the letters in Image Verification, but the PE one is the most confusing I have...
  43. Thread: Password Reset

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    The same has just happened to me. I am no idiot...

    The same has just happened to me. I am no idiot but I had about 15 gos before I got lucky
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    Featherbed - Jericho

    Featherbed - Jericho
  45. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Still getting through the boxset. Loads of...

    Still getting through the boxset. Loads of excellent material. But I have been blown away by the Rimini concert. The sound is not pristine, admittedly, but as long as I don't listen to it after...
  46. Thread: VDGG box!

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    The Squid/Octopus on the boxset is broadly the...

    The Squid/Octopus on the boxset is broadly the same one that is on the H To He 2005 album, except that the boxset version - on the Pawn Hearts Sessions CD - has been 'mixed for stereo' by Stephen...
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    I received my box yesterday and, facing a choice...

    I received my box yesterday and, facing a choice of 17 CDs, my immediate dilemma was what to play first (I don't have blu-ray). I went for the remixed Pawn Hearts, as Pawn Hearts is to me the single...
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    ^^^ :up

    ^^^ :up
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    I am interested in buying the Barbara Thompson...

    I am interested in buying the Barbara Thompson boxset as it covers a great period in UK jazz, but am worried a bit about how clear the music is. I know it covers her BBC recordings but I suspect...
  50. Thread: NP

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    Yes, I do. I was a copy-editor on a national...

    Yes, I do. I was a copy-editor on a national newspaper before I retired and accuracy was paramount. But PE is not a national newspaper; it is just a fun place for me to pursue my hobby (listening and...
  51. Thread: NP

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    Personally I don't think anyone should be pulled...

    Personally I don't think anyone should be pulled up on this chat board for not putting an accent on a foreign name. I also don't think anyone should be pulled up if their offering for the 'What...
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    New York Shuffle - Graham Parker and the Rumour

    New York Shuffle - Graham Parker and the Rumour
  53. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Just been notified by Burning Shed that my boxset...

    Just been notified by Burning Shed that my boxset has been sent out to FedEx for delivery. FedEx says it will be delivered on Thursday 02/09
  54. Thread: Longest Riffs

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    Iggy Pop and The Passenger. ...

    Iggy Pop and The Passenger.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fWw7FE9tTo

    Lust For Life too


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQvUBf5l7Vw
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    My older sister was also a screaming...

    My older sister was also a screaming Beatlemaniac, the only problem being that we lived in a small town in a small colonial country thousands of miles away from where Beatlemania was happening in...
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    My understanding is that Let It Be WAS recorded...

    My understanding is that Let It Be WAS recorded before Abbey Road, but at a time when the Beatles were at each others' throats. After the fraught time spent recording Let It Be, it was Paul...
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    A Louse Is Not A Home - Peter Hammill

    A Louse Is Not A Home - Peter Hammill
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    ^^^ :up

    ^^^ :up
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    Stomu Yamash'ta did a couple of scores for...

    Stomu Yamash'ta did a couple of scores for movies: One By One, which was a film about motor racing, and Images, a thriller. The One By One soundtrack does not work particularly well as a movie score...
  60. Thread: Longest Riffs

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    What's a riff and what's a groove? Norman...

    What's a riff and what's a groove? Norman Whitfield produced many long bass riffs, including Papa Was A Rolling Stone and, the longest at 17 minutes, Ma.
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