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    Yes it was the MSG show I'm pretty sure. I...

    Yes it was the MSG show I'm pretty sure. I remember listening to it on air. But I think that is the one they used for the "Word is Live" Drama tracks, and there's a nasty buzz throughout.

    I have...
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    Yes, the current lineup is amazing. Well worth...

    Yes, the current lineup is amazing. Well worth the time and effort and cash to go see them. Particularly so given that the "new" Brand X has a drums/percussion duo instead of just a drummer, possibly...
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    It made me laugh... They effectively satirized...

    It made me laugh... They effectively satirized the endless waffling by music critics about whether Yes is great or terrible.
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    RIP. I only know the first Et Cetera record but...

    RIP. I only know the first Et Cetera record but it is a great one. Knirsch has been on my "to buy" list forever and I will have to rectify that.
  5. Thread: The Bad Plus

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    Yes. TBP were here in Iowa City this past summer...

    Yes. TBP were here in Iowa City this past summer for our Jazz Festival. Their two shows were packed (~150 each) even though they were one of the few non-free events that weekend. While my mind was...
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    I've owned a DVD bootleg of the Glasgow show for...

    I've owned a DVD bootleg of the Glasgow show for over a decade. I'm really happy it exists. Probably my very favorite Yes-on-video performance beating out Yessongs by a hair and also the great bonus...
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    ++rimshot!++

    ++rimshot!++
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    I have that mug too! It's a beautiful...

    I have that mug too! It's a beautiful reproduction of the album cover and my kids love it. They have fought over who gets to drink from it... Of course that means I rarely get it.

    The funny thing...
  9. I would not quite characterize the Asia debut as...

    I would not quite characterize the Asia debut as a *prog* classic but I agree in general. We Gen Xers were young enough to just have fun with what it was rather than be disappointed by what it wasn't
  10. I own or have owned (a few on vinyl or cassette...

    I own or have owned (a few on vinyl or cassette that I haven't replaced) 72 of the PA top 100. I too am surprised how proggy my tastes apparently are. Among the remaining 28 there are several where I...
  11. Makes sense... THere is only so much time to...

    Makes sense... THere is only so much time to listen and some things pass us all by. But given that you started the thread, you now have some Christmas Eve homework. Listen to the whole thing and get...
  12. I admit I'm curious how you could have avoided...

    I admit I'm curious how you could have avoided WYWH and Rush for all these years. Anyone growing up in the late 70s and through the 80s was bombarded with WYWH, Have a Cigar and even Shine On on FM...
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    Yeah, but if my experience with You quad ends up...

    Yeah, but if my experience with You quad ends up being anywhere close to Udi's description, I'd probably end up buying the darn system no matter how overpriced.

    And it might be worth it... :)
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    You're very welcome, but it is we who should be...

    You're very welcome, but it is we who should be thanking you. I know your heart and soul (and a lot of sweat) went into getting so much great music released. I only paid $15 for each of them! :)
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    Top 10 in alphabetical order: Änglagård -...

    Top 10 in alphabetical order:

    Änglagård - Viljans Öga
    Bibio Mind Bokeh
    Bubble Math Edit Peptide
    Circa Valley of the Windmill
    Deus Ex Machina Devoto
    The Enid Invicta
    Eye Vision and Ageless...
  16. I'm gonna try to do this by year, but some of...

    I'm gonna try to do this by year, but some of them may be off a bit...

    2010: Procol Harum (opening for Jethro Tull). Gary Brooker had the whole Tull crowd in awe.
    2011: Mother Mallard, Ithaca...
  17. This may not be what you have in mind, but this...

    This may not be what you have in mind, but this amateur choir from my childhood hometown does a great job with sophisticated choral arrangements I think most proggers could appreciate.

    ...
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    That brings back memories. I lived in...

    That brings back memories. I lived in Charlottesville when Plan 9 opened there in '84 or '85. I am surprised and happy they still exist. They helped me order Caravan's Back to Front which was...
  19. Now I think I know why the Later Years box is so...

    Now I think I know why the Later Years box is so expensive... From an interview with DG discussing Storm Thorgersen's work:

    Gilmour talks about the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1987 album A Momentary...
  20. Thanks for the detailed reply, John. Interesting...

    Thanks for the detailed reply, John. Interesting observation about major-label boxes being much more expensive per disc. You are right, like the various Beatles and Dylan sets. They have the...
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    My two favorite shows of 2019 represent the two...

    My two favorite shows of 2019 represent the two opposite ends of my musical spectrum

    #1 was Thumbscrew at the Iowa City Jazz Festival. A great late night event in an intimate venue. After about 20...
  22. I feel the same way. John's review really makes...

    I feel the same way. John's review really makes me want this thing, but... The price is just not reasonable. In terms of the amount of music and video it is not much different from the KC 1980s box....
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    7,500??! That's an ambitious goal. If they sell...

    7,500??! That's an ambitious goal. If they sell more than 1,000 of these I'll be impressed.
  24. I have heard that a lot of the "immersion"...

    I have heard that a lot of the "immersion" product from the 3rd party resellers is pirated. The presence of pirate copies may have also kept bona fide product prices lower, and, yes, those used to be...
  25. I've been waiting for something like this for...

    I've been waiting for something like this for decades. I agree that the Goodbye and Live Cream Vol. 2 stuff sounds great, so finally we get to hear the full shows straight from the multitracks. I'm...
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    Thanks everyone for the thorough analyses. Sounds...

    Thanks everyone for the thorough analyses. Sounds like I'll give Vol. 2 or 4 a shot next!



    It doesn't, of course. My use of the term "odd" was meant to convey "odd for oddness sake" or a sense...
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    Wow x 2! Where did this come from??! In all my...

    Wow x 2! Where did this come from??! In all my years of Softs/Ratledge fandom and completism, I have never once heard of this. And it's good, too. Really good.

    Someone on the Bandcamp site posted...
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    Progressive Italia boxes

    RPI Experts and Fans: Need your opinions. I dusted off my Progressive Italia box (vol 1) a few months ago and have given all the discs many listens. Awesome! 2 stone classics, 2 really interesting...
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    Yep. Just got mine too! A mere 4.5 years after...

    Yep. Just got mine too! A mere 4.5 years after pledging and I'm sure it will have been worth the wait. Happy that I could be a part of the campaign.
  30. There are several Neuland tracks on YT. I like...

    There are several Neuland tracks on YT. I like what I'm hearing, but I don't see it as particularly groundbreaking as they are portraying it. There were some German guys in the early '90s doing...
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    I get what you mean. I had imagined you were...

    I get what you mean. I had imagined you were implying an ideology about pop vs. more sophisticated music. My feeling is that none of Howe, Wetton and Palmer ever had any problem with simple pop...
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    I guess I'm surprised that so many people were...

    I guess I'm surprised that so many people were actually expecting a prog album from Asia. Note that the great albums you mention by the Asia members were from '73-'74. By '79 Carl was doing "Taste of...
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    Regarding the OP's Asia tune: IMHO it is a...

    Regarding the OP's Asia tune: IMHO it is a well-produced piece of ear candy, deserving of its Top 10 status from '82. I think the same could be said for most of the debut Asia album with particular...
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    Another +1 for Emergency here. Truly unique and...

    Another +1 for Emergency here. Truly unique and amazing album, and its obvious flaws (production, vocals) don't detract one bit from its greatness. In fact I've got to go find my copy and listen to...
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    ^^^ What have you found to be essential?

    ^^^ What have you found to be essential?
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    On the one hand, I suppose I'm a PG completist,...

    On the one hand, I suppose I'm a PG completist, which isn't too hard to be if you think about it. I've got pretty much everything else he's put out. And there are some (a few) true rarities on this....
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    While I don't listen to the album too often, I...

    While I don't listen to the album too often, I understand your hyperbole. It took me about a decade to "get" Trout, mistakenly thinking it was filled with randomness and noise, even if in a good way....
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    Here is my, well, 16, in no particular order....

    Here is my, well, 16, in no particular order. Note some cutting and pasting from mn's list ^^^

    1. Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed
    2. Keef Hartley Band - Battle of Northwest Six
    3. The Beatles -...
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    I'm kinda surprised they didn't to the entire new...

    I'm kinda surprised they didn't to the entire new record. At least 7empest should be on the setlist. But anyway glad you got to see them. They're not playing anywhere near me this tour so I missed...
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    I saw that tour as well and I agree completely....

    I saw that tour as well and I agree completely. And Ian seems even worse now, having even less ability to project. At least Martin and Doane were still there a decade ago to ensure it was actually a...
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    ^^^ I agree on the DIY. Remember in the 80s Lynne...

    ^^^ I agree on the DIY. Remember in the 80s Lynne produced a couple of albums for Dave Edmunds, where he (reasonably successfully) tried to fuse Edmunds' roots rock with some ELO synths and...
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    :up The Let it Roll album was quite big in SE PA...

    :up The Let it Roll album was quite big in SE PA at the time and it made me an LF fan. I liked Representing the Mambo a lot too though that one didn't get as much exposure. Barrere's great swamp...
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    It's just downright weird. The idea for Miller...

    It's just downright weird. The idea for Miller Anderson to do a 50th anniversary tour replicating his Woodstock KHB set is a great one, and he apparently put some butts in seats and it did well in...
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    Not 100% on topic but here's a curious one: ...

    Not 100% on topic but here's a curious one:

    Miller Anderson (lead vocals/guitar of Keef Hartley band) did a tour of Germany this past year that was billed as recreating the KHB set at Woodstock on...
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    I enjoy this stuff in a totally kitschy way....

    I enjoy this stuff in a totally kitschy way. Voiceprint put out at least one if not two volumes of KJ & MR on CD maybe 10 years ago? It was all the post-SM library music. I believe I bought one of...
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    We only got 45 minutes of Berry and 3.2 at...

    We only got 45 minutes of Berry and 3.2 at Sellersville but it was an entertaining 45 minutes. That being said he should ditch Watcher of the Skies and Karn Evil and add more songs from 3.2. He's got...
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    I've had this one in my car CD player for the past month or so. No music-induced accidents yet! The vocals are hard to get used to but I have started to view them merely as announcements for the...
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    It was basically a "hits" set. The only outright...

    It was basically a "hits" set. The only outright deep cuts were Bloodsucker and Pictures of Home. I was not expecting Demon's Eye so that was fun. No Into the Fire unfortunately, I would have loved...
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    Saw Deep Purple last night

    And they were fantastic. This is worth posting about because Ian Gillan has really got his vocal chops back. I last saw them in 06 or 07 and they weren’t that good, but last night they nailed every...
  50. Different Realities caught my ear when it came...

    Different Realities caught my ear when it came out. For me it hit a previously-unknown sweet spot between stoner rock and raga rock. As much as I enjoyed it for a few years after release I didn't...
  51. Thread: Yacht Rock

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    ^^^ Hey the Dondi song is great. I too will check...

    ^^^ Hey the Dondi song is great. I too will check out this Ed Motta guy. BTW is that Gong's You on the shelf behind him all the way to the right @ 0:32?
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    Couldn't make it out to Progstock but I was able to catch 3.2 and Brand X at Sellersville Theater last night. 3.2 was only able to play for 45 minutes, but what they did play was a lot of fun. I...
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    I admit I've never heard the asshole song but...

    I admit I've never heard the asshole song but pre-parrothead schtick Buffett I think was one of the best country lyricists of the 1970s and well into the 80s.

    Havana Daydreamin, Slow Boat to...
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    I'm in Bethlehem visiting my parents, and I just...

    I'm in Bethlehem visiting my parents, and I just saw 3.2 listed on the Sellersville site. Awesome! I'm really looking forward to this and I like Brand X a lot too so it couldn't be a better show...
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    Ginger Baker RIP

    Reported in the NY Times this morning. In my mind one of the most interesting and influential drummers rock ever had. He brought an unmistakable tribal pulse into rock music that he later fleshed out...
  56. I'm with you on Munich '82! Great Waiting Man....

    I'm with you on Munich '82! Great Waiting Man. That song is so powerful @ 10 minutes. I wonder why they trimmed it back to 5 or 6 for the '84 tour??! It just becomes a catchy pop tune at the shorter...
  57. Interesting post! I was in the KCCC for 10 years,...

    Interesting post! I was in the KCCC for 10 years, so I own Vols. 1-40. I mostly agree with the ranking. One thing I really liked about the club is that unlike a box set you only got 4-5 discs a...
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    Those wacky Germans... The music they listen...

    Those wacky Germans... The music they listen to... :) But I will give them credit for sustaining Saga for all these years. And Miller Anderson as well.
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    I thought the Ladder was a credible attempt for...

    I thought the Ladder was a credible attempt for Yes to regain some radio play and commercial success that they had not had for several years. World music was quite big at the time and I thought the...
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    Another Gong with all-new members!

    Am I the only one who missed this??! These guys were apparently rehearsing with Pierre for a PMG reboot when he passed away .

    They put out a fine album "Tribute" as PMG in 2011. The CD appears to...
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