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    :lol This is great, good for you! I've had my...

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    This is great, good for you! I've had my share of these moments, coming back to albums I'd largely dismissed and wondering what the hell was wrong with me back then. This is why I continually...
  2. Autobuy when it comes out on CD. Bill

    Autobuy when it comes out on CD.

    Bill
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    Sticky: Great find! I just gave this a quick sample and...

    Great find! I just gave this a quick sample and ordered!

    Bill
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    Sticky: :up

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    If you're talking about the section that starts...

    If you're talking about the section that starts around 5:45, I think it's multi-tracked vocals with some processing. I assume it's all Phil's vocals. I don't hear any synth or Mellotron there, it...
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    There's a band I like a lot from Argentina called...

    There's a band I like a lot from Argentina called Pampa Trash who feature Bandoneon.

    https://pampa-trash.bandcamp.com/album/ya-fu-tango-progresivo

    They have another album in addition to this...
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    Mine arrived today, it's in the queue. Looking...

    Mine arrived today, it's in the queue. Looking forward to it!
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    So I've had this for a week or two now. It...

    So I've had this for a week or two now. It literally hasn't left my "to play" pile. Every spin reveals something new and fun. For me, this album just has it all... wonderful approachable compositions...
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    Ouch, that's a tough one! I feel that way about...

    Ouch, that's a tough one! I feel that way about passing on seeing ELPowell when they toured, but missing UK is worse. :p

    Bill
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    Among my favorite Prog albums ever, it still...

    Among my favorite Prog albums ever, it still blows me away after 20+ years of listening to it. The songs that were my favorites back then (Dead of Night suite, Alaska) have given way to pieces like...
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    Yeah, CD-R. I don't really buy those. I'll...

    Yeah, CD-R. I don't really buy those. I'll consider the download.

    Thanks,

    Bill
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    Awesome, I just bought it! Thanks. Out of...

    Awesome, I just bought it! Thanks.

    Out of curiosity, is your 2018 album Reboot also available on CD? (I have Visions from a Distant Past).

    Bill
  13. Very cool! He's quite solid, not nearly as out of...

    Very cool! He's quite solid, not nearly as out of place as he indicated in the interview (which was very interesting, btw).

    Bill
  14. As I say, I have all my Prog CDs in a...

    As I say, I have all my Prog CDs in a spreadsheet. I simply filtered the sheet on a particular decade, got the total for that decade, and divided it by the total. It's not 100% perfect as there are a...
  15. An interesting exercise. Of those I classify...

    An interesting exercise. Of those I classify "Prog Rock," and keep in my spreadsheet, the breakdown is as follows:

    1960s: .4%
    1970s: 39.6%
    1980s: 9.8%
    1990s: 9.32%
    2000s: 16.57%
    2010s: 22.15%...
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    Yes, novel. Why did I say short story? Who knows....

    Yes, novel. Why did I say short story? Who knows. It's among my favorite sci-fi novels.

    Bill
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    Sounds more like they got it from the PK Dick...

    Sounds more like they got it from the PK Dick short story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, on which the movie Blade Runner is based.

    Bill
  18. Just did a super-fast sample. Definitely right up...

    Just did a super-fast sample. Definitely right up my alley, I'll be getting this for sure. Great recommendation, thanks!

    Bill
  19. I guess "cohesive" to me means that all or most...

    I guess "cohesive" to me means that all or most of the songs sound similar, like they were from the same sessions or have a similar approach. The quality of these may be good or not so good, but...
  20. Funny, I just picked up Clarke's S/T album,...

    Funny, I just picked up Clarke's S/T album, Journey to Love, and School Days. Of those, I think I'd only ever heard the first one, and it never really resonated much with me, but hearing it now I...
  21. I owned them both but ditched them ages ago and...

    I owned them both but ditched them ages ago and have never thought about them again. I was OK with the concept, but to me the execution was awful, especially the drums and guitars. Keys were also...
  22. ELO were one of my "gateway to Prog" bands back...

    ELO were one of my "gateway to Prog" bands back before I discovered ELP and Yes in the late 70s. Of the early ones, I still dig Eldorado, but I found I lost interest in the others. I do recall some...
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    Cool, thanks! Bill

    Cool, thanks!

    Bill
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    Already ordered the CD. Looking forward to it, I...

    Already ordered the CD. Looking forward to it, I really like his solo stuff.

    Bill
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    I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not. It...

    I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not. It may not be fixable in a remaster... it would probably need a remix, and I'm not sure of the original multi-tracks are still available.

    It sounds to...
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    To me, a very good but not perfect album....

    To me, a very good but not perfect album. Peacock's vocals are a bit of an acquired taste, made harder to appreciate by the absolutely horrendous mix on some of those vocal tracks. The music is just...
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    Sticky: Cool, ordered! Bill

    Cool, ordered!

    Bill
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    I have an NAD amplifier and B&W tower speakers in...

    I have an NAD amplifier and B&W tower speakers in my living room with a Sony Blue-Ray player that works fine for CDs. That's the system I use unless I'm in the car. I only use the PC or laptop to...
  29. I think it's a fitting way to end the album....

    I think it's a fitting way to end the album. Musically, it isn't my favorite piece here, but it works for what they lyrics are trying to convey.

    You always run a risk when you name-drop current...
  30. I love both albums, but I'm 100% with you on...

    I love both albums, but I'm 100% with you on this. I prefer TCoL, and by a pretty big margin. I think it's absolutely brilliant. Yeah, it doesn't sound as good as TPtB. I could give a shit. When I...
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    Very cool! Never heard that before. I might...

    Very cool! Never heard that before. I might download that boot just for that track, I think they played it really well!

    Bill
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    Fantastic album! I'm glad to have the 2010 CD. ...

    Fantastic album! I'm glad to have the 2010 CD.

    Bill
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    Obviously this is almost a chestnut. Personally,...

    Obviously this is almost a chestnut. Personally, I far prefer Snow Goose and Moonmadness, but this one has its charms. Supertwister is the star for me. The two long track feel a bit hippy-dippy, a...
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    I like El Patio. I think I had the first three...

    I like El Patio. I think I had the first three Triana albums, and this is the only one I kept. I agree, it has a really organic feel. My favorite track is En El Lago, which incorporates those...
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    I was really surprised the two longer tracks on...

    I was really surprised the two longer tracks on this, which were basically the original demo tracks, weren't on the first album. For my money, this record is far better than Hinterland. I wish it had...
  36. Interesting you said this. I'm not sure I ever...

    Interesting you said this. I'm not sure I ever tried Divinities, but definitely heard the other two and didn't think too much of them. This prompted me to sample Divinities, and for the most part I...
  37. For fans of the earlier GBS albums, I think...

    For fans of the earlier GBS albums, I think Sersophane is still pretty strong. I actually prefer it to Glue Works, but think those first four are pretty much of a piece and that generally those who...
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    My favorite of their first three. Really fine...

    My favorite of their first three. Really fine album. After hearing this and L'isola di Niente which was the first one I got, I pretty much abandoned any hesitations I may ever have had about...
  39. My thought as well. What made me laugh is the...

    My thought as well. What made me laugh is the audio DVD having a Quad mix of QPR. Who the hell would want that? Unless, of course, they have somehow fixed it.

    I just don't think it's fixable, not...
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    I don't have either. My go to live 1978 recording...

    I don't have either. My go to live 1978 recording is the 10-28-78 Wembley soundboard.

    Richfield has a 5-star broadcast available on yessongs.nl. What is the date of the LA Forum show? Is that...
  41. Minor correction to what I said above. I just...

    Minor correction to what I said above. I just realized this was only a CDR release, so I probably wouldn't pay for that. It's Farlig, which I have on CDR that I'm looking for a legit CD.

    They...
  42. This is the one of their albums I don't have. If...

    This is the one of their albums I don't have. If I could track it down at a reasonable price, I'd buy it. I have all their other stuff. I enjoy it all, but don't ask me which album I prefer. They all...
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    Sticky: From Wiki: "In 2016, after four years of study,...

    From Wiki: "In 2016, after four years of study, Bruford earned a PhD in Music at the University of Surrey." I hadn't been aware of this, kind of cool!

    Bill
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    I think the music is mediocre, and the vocals are...

    I think the music is mediocre, and the vocals are dreadful. Not really sure what they're trying to accomplish with this, if it's an homage to ELP, it's a bad one. Total pass from for me.

    Bill
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    Very happy to hear this. Nothing is ever 100%,...

    Very happy to hear this. Nothing is ever 100%, but statistically speaking you made far and away the right call, for yourself and for others. Hope it goes well, keep us posted!

    Bill
  46. Really good stuff. I've heard of these folks...

    Really good stuff. I've heard of these folks before and heard some of their music, but this tiny Desk performance is really drawing me in.

    Bill
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    Sticky: One of my favorite modern bands. Looks like this...

    One of my favorite modern bands. Looks like this album is a tribute to Fulano. I followed them on Facebook and asked where folks in the USA can get copies of the CD. Steve/Ken, is this on either of...
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    Interesting to see such a new release featured....

    Interesting to see such a new release featured. Gotta say, I absolutely love Pastoralia. For me, it's their best yet. Oddly, I felt Nattfiolen was a bit of a step backwards from Jord, which I felt...
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    My album of the year, so far! Cool to see them...

    My album of the year, so far! Cool to see them playing, absolutely love that fretless bass!

    Bill
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    Sticky: The fretless bass on this is among the best I've...

    The fretless bass on this is among the best I've ever heard. Jaw dropping! The thing that keeps me coming back to this album, though, is that the compositions are solid. It's not just a shred-fest,...
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    Sticky: Cool. I'm likely in if they release it on CD. ...

    Cool. I'm likely in if they release it on CD.

    Bill
  52. My favorite Hackett solo album, followed pretty...

    My favorite Hackett solo album, followed pretty closely by Voyage of the Acolyte.

    For me, Spectral Mornings is just about perfect. While the vocals aren't a highlight, I don't cringe when I hear...
  53. ^^^ Very Cool! Will be interested to hear some...

    ^^^
    Very Cool! Will be interested to hear some of this as it develops. Good to hear Pat is still around and playing. I do love that first Volare album, and quite enjoy the second one.

    Bill
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    I got the J&J vaccine on the Sunday before they...

    I got the J&J vaccine on the Sunday before they temporarily shut it down. The first couple of days, I was fine. Then I had some tiredness and some abdominal pain. That cleared up by the end of the...
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    Sticky: I got this recently from Wayside. Absolutely blew...

    I got this recently from Wayside. Absolutely blew me away. For fans of instrumental Prog with a good dose of Fusion, has rocketed instantly to being my favorite release of this year.
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    :lol

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    I owned the first two Factor Burzaco albums. I...

    I owned the first two Factor Burzaco albums. I tried, but they never clicked with me. Honestly, I didn't remember enough about their music to comment much, but listening back to some of the samples,...
  58. All About that Bass :D

    All About that Bass

    :D
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    Many of those are reasons I stick with CDs. Lack...

    Many of those are reasons I stick with CDs. Lack of surface noise and the seamlessness of tracks (and ease of accessing them seamlessly) are two big ones. Plus, I like physical media.

    I do sense a...
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    Gave this a fresh listen tonight. At 39 minutes,...

    Gave this a fresh listen tonight. At 39 minutes, it's not as short as I'd recalled, but it still has a very unfinished feel.

    There are fusion bands that would be lucky to put out an album this...
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