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    I got both their albums recently after hearing...

    I got both their albums recently after hearing samples of this one. Definitely been digging both of these, and the new one will be one of my top 2022 favorite releases.

    Bill
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    Sticky: ^^ Nice rundown on the differences between the...

    ^^ Nice rundown on the differences between the albums. I hadn't noticed that some of the songs were from the Jordsjo II album. I have that, but don't spin it a lot, and didn't recognize the song...
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    Sticky: I received this last week and just gave it a...

    I received this last week and just gave it a second spin tonight. I love the Jord album, but I have to say, this sounds better and flows better than the original version. The addition of "Nattifolens...
  4. "Back to the Beginning" is where I think it's...

    "Back to the Beginning" is where I think it's worst, particularly right when she comes in. There's a couple of moments in the last tune as well, but that's generally better.

    Interestingly, I just...
  5. I haven't heard any micrototal stuff from King...

    I haven't heard any micrototal stuff from King Gizzard. I'll check out the ones you mention. I have all of Sonar's CD, including those with Torn, and I really like them all.

    Bill
  6. I like Annette Peacock's voice and vibe on FGTM....

    I like Annette Peacock's voice and vibe on FGTM. I absolutely hate the way she's mixed at times. It's one thing to have her voice well over the music, but I think it was a poor choice to have the...
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    I have the Seven Seas version from 1990 (KICP...

    I have the Seven Seas version from 1990 (KICP 2003). The track index in the booklet lists 6:21 and 11:40, and I checked the disc and those are exactly the times for the tracks. So, the booklet and...
  8. I think if you distilled OOTB down to a single...

    I think if you distilled OOTB down to a single album, it would be at or near the quality of Eldorado. There's tons of good stuff on that album, including a few tracks that I think kill some of the...
  9. I love some stuff, and much puts me to sleep. I...

    I love some stuff, and much puts me to sleep. I was never especially enamored with Hall of the Mountain King, Ma Ma Ma Belle, or Dreaming of 4000. Showdown is OK, and I like Daybreaker and King of...
  10. I was a huge ELO fan back in junior high. I've...

    I was a huge ELO fan back in junior high. I've cooled on them considerably, but still enjoy some of their stuff. I had all their albums on vinyl, but now only have New World Record, Out of the Blue,...
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    I think you're misreading this. That 74 minutes...

    I think you're misreading this. That 74 minutes is for CD-Rs, as this article is discussing CD-R specs. The 80 minutes is for CD-R/CD-RWs molded at the tightest allowable tolerances specified in the...
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    Disc 4 of the set is a bit longer at just shy of...

    Disc 4 of the set is a bit longer at just shy of 74 minutes. The first three are all 65-68 minutes.

    Bill
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    I've had no issues with mine, which I got some...

    I've had no issues with mine, which I got some time earlier this year. I checked disc 4, and it looks perfectly fine to me.

    Bill
  14. English speakers interested in some classic...

    English speakers interested in some classic Italian Prog lyrics might benefit from this page:

    http://www.arlequins.it/translations/translations.asp

    Bill
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    He did. A lot of players have done this over the...

    He did. A lot of players have done this over the years, both on bass and guitar, and some models even come that way new. I can't imagine Cornick is the first to have done this, but I can't think of...
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    Funny to see what I wrote in this thread in 2017,...

    Funny to see what I wrote in this thread in 2017, that I'd never be on Facebook. Well, that ship sailed, and I'm now connected there to several Prog-related groups. However, I stand by what my sense...
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    I guess I see what you're saying in terms of...

    I guess I see what you're saying in terms of instrumentation, but I think Cinique is far different compositionally from De Republica. It is scaled back, but I think it's more focused, and the songs...
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    Sadly, no recordings of these shows, so it's hard...

    Sadly, no recordings of these shows, so it's hard to verify.

    Bill
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    There was some kind of recorded opening music...

    There was some kind of recorded opening music that included Apocalypse from And You and I, but it didn't include Ocean Song, or anything else I recognized from Olias. I thought it might have been...
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    Wikipedia says they played Ocean Song on select...

    Wikipedia says they played Ocean Song on select shows in 1976. A strange choice. I see no reference to it on Forgotten Yesterdays, so I have no idea which shows they played it. I've never heard a...
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    Very cool. I don't think I've ever seen this. I'm...

    Very cool. I don't think I've ever seen this. I'm actually not sure why I wasn't there, as I live less than an hour from Lowell. I watched a bit, and will watch the whole thing later.

    One small...
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    Awesome! Fingers crossed! LOL! That sounds...

    Awesome! Fingers crossed!

    LOL! That sounds like them. I think Devoto is fantastic! I'd take another album like that in a heartbeat!

    Bill
  23. Thread: Tull Binge

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    That's a great suggestion. I never bothered with...

    That's a great suggestion. I never bothered with those albums since I had all their LPs, but I know a lot of people did. That's also a good stretch on the album. I know Chris wants to do the...
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    Wow, 20 years old. It doesn't feel like it to me....

    Wow, 20 years old. It doesn't feel like it to me. This is probably my favorite DeM album. I own and love all their stuff, but this one really grabbed me from the get-go, and I've never tired of...
  25. Thread: Tull Binge

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    For where I'm at in my playing now, Tull really...

    For where I'm at in my playing now, Tull really suits what I like to do. GG and Kansas would also be fun, but the Tull stuff is endlessly enjoyable on bass, even Aqualung, which I've heard a zillion...
  26. Thread: Tull Binge

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    Anyone in or near Western Massachusetts might...

    Anyone in or near Western Massachusetts might like to check out a new Tull tribute band I'm playing in, Minstrels in the Gallery. We'll be a Hawkes & Reed in Greenfield, MA on 10/21. We played back...
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    Thanks for the update. I'm in on the Aliante on...

    Thanks for the update. I'm in on the Aliante on CD. Spinning their first album now.

    Bill
  28. I was fortunate to discover this when it came...

    I was fortunate to discover this when it came out. Far and away my favorite Prog from Israel, and I give it my highest recommendation.

    Bill
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    I don't buy a lot of remasters, and I'm not sure...

    I don't buy a lot of remasters, and I'm not sure I have any remixes of classic material, but in the rare cases I've compared original CD issues versus remasters, I usually listen to a portion of a...
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    Cool clip. Wish they'd had a keyboard player too....

    Cool clip. Wish they'd had a keyboard player too. ;)

    Bill
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    Yes in the round, June 1979 in Springfield, MA. ...

    Yes in the round, June 1979 in Springfield, MA.

    Bill
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    Heard about it? I lived it, as did anyone with...

    Heard about it? I lived it, as did anyone with MTV back in the early 80s. I probably saw most of them at one point or another. A total gimmick, if you ask me.

    Much as I loathed the song, I thought...
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    I don't disagree with anything you say here, but...

    I don't disagree with anything you say here, but I still can't sing you a single note from their first album, including the two songs you mention. I'm not saying Bubblemath are not good, or not...
  34. I hadn't heard of these guys until the other day...

    I hadn't heard of these guys until the other day I saw someone post about the new album on Facebook. I sampled it, and wound up ordering both CDs from Bandcamp. Looking forward to getting them and...
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    Don't do it. Totally not worth it, especially if...

    Don't do it. Totally not worth it, especially if you have the APM version. I have both. The reissue sounds a touch better, but not so much that it really matters. The bonus material (that which isn't...
  36. 2007, and again, there are no new overdubs. They...

    2007, and again, there are no new overdubs. They spliced in a bunch of stuff during the latter bit of the solo, but it was all stuff from the three MSG nights. The author of the piece quoted above...
  37. The introduction to the article you link to says...

    The introduction to the article you link to says this is an exaggeration:

    "There are a number of reasons why The Song Remains The Same cannot be classed as a genuine, straightforward presentation...
  38. I think it really depends on the band, and the...

    I think it really depends on the band, and the context. If you're at, say, a Rush, or classic Genesis of Yes show, the songs will be played largely note-for-note, but you get all the performance...
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    I can't find a citation, but that's supposedly...

    I can't find a citation, but that's supposedly Carl Palmer and the album in question was Love Beach. Personally, I believe the story. :lol

    Bill
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    Please do. I know we're gonna love it! :lol ...

    Please do. I know we're gonna love it! :lol

    But seriously, do you have a sense of what you need to do, or what you're going to do? Any other questions? I'd like to see you get a legit answer to...
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    OK, I get it now. This makes sense, those plastic...

    OK, I get it now. This makes sense, those plastic parts would be prone to breaking. You can easily and inexpensively replace the tuners on a classical guitar, though you may have to replace the...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Hmmm. That's hard to envision. Is it just the...

    Hmmm. That's hard to envision. Is it just the part where you put your fingers to turn the peg that broke off? Can you post a picture?

    I guess, in a sense, the solution is the same as the bridge...
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    If you're talking about the peg that holds the...

    If you're talking about the peg that holds the string into the bridge of your acoustic guitar (called a "bridge pin"), I'd just replace it. They're not expensive. If you have a set of plastic pegs,...
  45. Thread: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    What clip are you talking about? That's an...

    What clip are you talking about?



    That's an odd question. From my experience, girls were HUGELY into what we now term "classic rock," at least as much as they guys, and more-so in the cases of...
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    I gave it a fresh listen last night. Pleasant...

    I gave it a fresh listen last night. Pleasant enough stuff. For some reason, it has a kind of Italian vibe to me, not the big names, but groups like Il Volo or maybe Apoteosi. Not that Vesilinja...
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    I'm impressed! Either your ears, or you brain,...

    I'm impressed! Either your ears, or you brain, are bigger than mine... or both. ;) :up
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    I've had the album for a a little more than a...

    I've had the album for a a little more than a week, spun it probably five times now. It's good. I didn't personally find it that much less "dense" like some listeners did. It sounds basically like...
  49. Thread: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    I own their first five albums on CD. Other than...

    I own their first five albums on CD. Other than Freebird, What's Your Name, and Sweet Home Alabama (the only song of theirs that I actively dislike, both musically and lyrically), I've never actually...
  50. Thread: Polyphia

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    I like Polyphia a lot. Great chops and often...

    I like Polyphia a lot. Great chops and often tricky compositions, but their music remains extremely accessible. I like Chon as well, who are similar, but I've come to enjoy Polyphia even more.

    Bill
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    I spun this a lot when I first got it. I need to...

    I spun this a lot when I first got it. I need to dig it out again. I remember liking it quite a bit, but I can't recall many details right now.

    Bill
  52. Thread: Prog in Spain

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    I was going to mention them. I'm not sure if...

    I was going to mention them. I'm not sure if they're gigging now, but I know they are active. Also, there's a Prog/Fusion band called On the Raw that seems to play quite extensively in Spain and...
  53. This is why I basically stopped using SynPhonic....

    This is why I basically stopped using SynPhonic. He was my #1 vendor for years, but now I hardly use him at all because there's no way to know what's new. Even if he just put something out with...
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    That's fine.

    That's fine.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Wording it the way you did, I'd argue you kind of...

    Wording it the way you did, I'd argue you kind of are knocking Aja. This thread is months old. Few, if any, remember what you may have said in the past.



    You don't have to write an essay to...
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    Katy Lied might be my favorite overall, but...

    Katy Lied might be my favorite overall, but saying it's their last really good album is a very "out there" opinion. Aja isn't my top favorite, but to not acknowledge that as a good, if not great,...
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    I picked up Rush with Permanent Waves and Moving...

    I picked up Rush with Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures, so Hemispheres was a little hard for me to get into at first. Flash forward to today, and it's probably my favorite Rush album. I think it...
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    We cover this song in a band I'm in. Hearing that...

    We cover this song in a band I'm in. Hearing that solo never gets old. It's a really fun song to sing, too.

    Bill
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    Sticky: He's responding to an earlier post. That's where...

    He's responding to an earlier post. That's where some of the members of the new band, Birth, are from, the others being from Astra.

    Bill
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