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    Saw the show last year in Paris and was a bit...

    Saw the show last year in Paris and was a bit disappointed. The music is still the classic iconic Kraftwerk sound with some updates , but the visuals haven't aged as well (for my taste at least)...
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    Interesting documentary, gives a good insight...

    Interesting documentary, gives a good insight into the creative process of Four. Listened to Four this morning, great record...I prefer the funkier side of 'So' so.
  3. Having had a limited budget in the 70s I started...

    Having had a limited budget in the 70s I started buying GG with Free Hand and as a friend had the early records I recorded the rest on tape. I bought all Caravan while a friend bought Hatfield , Gong...
  4. Gentle Giant first four records re-released on vinyl

    Yummy,
    I was hoping for this one, especially Acquiring the taste and Three Friends, and I hope that Glasshouse gets also a re-release with the original cover.

    "Gentle Giant is very pleased to...
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    Great record, A bit like Trout Mask Replica by...

    Great record,
    A bit like Trout Mask Replica by Beafheart or Ascension by Coltrane one of these records I cherish , but don't listen to very often.
    Btw first appearance of Karen Mantler
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    Actually "Uncle Meat" was planned as a film and a...

    Actually "Uncle Meat" was planned as a film and a part of the music should have been the soundtrack , in terms of the "conceptual continuity" everything the man did was meant to be part of a bigger...
  7. I find this disappointing. I am a big fan of the...

    I find this disappointing. I am a big fan of the Lamb and I like the lyrics a lot , for me one of the high points of Gabriel's writing , a brillant mix of stream of consciousness, wordgames , puns...
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    Nope, Medium size venue , stage quite high ,...

    Nope,
    Medium size venue , stage quite high , audience sitting on the floor and the boys in the band in the back of the stage surrounded by gear. Again from memory Froese's head popped up when he...
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    They did only one show the tenth of august so it...

    They did only one show the tenth of august so it must be the same.
    Here is the setlist of the video:
    _SETLIST_________
    1. Tangram (2018) 1:19
    2. Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) 6:52
    3. Love On A...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAULWs7utMk ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAULWs7utMk

    Stunning TD concert video (musically and visually ) from 2018
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    I really like the Quaeschning, Schnauss and...

    I really like the Quaeschning, Schnauss and Yamane TD incarnation. Apart from composing new music they re-interpret classic TD tracks with new synths and software and a different approach. Recurring...
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    Decca 90 vinyl re-releases

    I rebought the other day a Decca 90 re-release of Caravan 'For Girls. ..' one of the records I had in the 70s but lent to someone and never got it back. I was quite happy to have it back , nice cover...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2sBk83etMA ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2sBk83etMA

    FromPigworm 1974
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    Hot Thumbs O'Riley

    I am a big fan of Wigwam and I had listened to a couple of tracks by Hot Thumbs O'Riley aka Jim Pembroke but never really checked out his solo records. So for the last couple of weeks I had his first...
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    A bit indirectly PH Lovecraft due to Caravan's...

    A bit indirectly PH Lovecraft due to Caravan's Chtlu, Cthlu on Girls... wasn't aware of the connection so when I listened first to the record.
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    Yes, Saint Etienne is a 82 live track while the...

    Yes,
    Saint Etienne is a 82 live track while the rest is synclavier
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    Them or Us , Jazz from Hell and the two LSO...

    Them or Us , Jazz from Hell and the two LSO records are worth to be checked out. There are weaker moments, but also masterpieces like Sinister Footwear and G-SpotTornado. I would add Man From Utopia...
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    Completely agreed, the mix of "greasy love songs"...

    Completely agreed, the mix of "greasy love songs" , experimental tracks , dialogue snippets and classic FZ compositions makes out the charme of his early records. Btw one of my 80s favourite FZ...
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    This is the list I consulted when I wanted to...

    This is the list I consulted when I wanted to rebuy a part of the 2012 releases and is helpfull to find your way through the Zappa catalogue
    ...
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    Kind of sad not to see them anymore , but at...

    Kind of sad not to see them anymore , but at least the temptation is now gone thanks to you :-)

    ....btw a Gentle Giant catalogue vinyl re-release would be on my wishlist. I still don't have good...
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    Mothers of Invention 1 : Uncle Meat ( it's two...

    Mothers of Invention 1 : Uncle Meat ( it's two records so twice as much fun)
    Zappa Solo Jazzy side: Hot Rats and Waka Jawaka
    Mothers of Invention 2 : 200 Motels
    Mothers of Invention 3 : One Sizs...
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    F13646 News from the box sets, I wonder how...

    F13646
    News from the box sets, I wonder how long they will stay, one got a nice neighbour now : a Gong boxset. Rare but I found no satisfying record and while strolling through the music DVD...
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    I really like also the layout of the Pentangle...

    I really like also the layout of the Pentangle box set, looks good and fits nicely in the shelf. This type with a hard cover box and the book style boxsets like the Jethro Tull and the Pink Floyd...
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    Same here, even so I never worked in a record...

    Same here, even so I never worked in a record shop. :-)
  25. Actually the same for me , my father liked big...

    Actually the same for me , my father liked big bands and we listened a lot to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman at home, but my father just listened for his pleasure while I try to...
  26. Maybe not like, but you will hear and understand...

    Maybe not like, but you will hear and understand where they come from, which might or not help you to appreciate their music.
  27. Best way to understand all of Miles Davis ( and...

    Best way to understand all of Miles Davis ( and Jazz in general) is to go back to the roots and listen to Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke , Duke Ellington , Fats Waller among others. These musicians...
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    Yes it is, There is also a 6 CD set with the...

    Yes it is,
    There is also a 6 CD set with the first John Renbourn records on Cherry Tree (a sublabel of Cherry Red) also with a booklet and bonus tracks.
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    Good news , a second Unburied Treasure set popped...

    Good news , a second Unburied Treasure set popped up at my favourite record store ( Gibert Joseph , 26 Boulevard Saint Michel , 75006 Paris) If you are in Paris and have some extra luggage space...
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    Darth Vader's original 63 black Telecaster (with...

    Darth Vader's original 63 black Telecaster (with built in vocoder) might be slightly more expensive.
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    Saw it with friends in my home town where I saw...

    Saw it with friends in my home town where I saw the first one when it came out in 1977 (?) not the same theater so and none of us remembered the name of the place anymore.
    I had actually forgotten...
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    Home-stereo 90% (80% vinyl 20% CD, 100% on...

    Home-stereo 90% (80% vinyl 20% CD, 100% on speakers)
    Transport MP3 10% (90% headphones 10% earbuds)
  33. I checked twice , not one Soft Machine record...

    I checked twice , not one Soft Machine record...
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    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/ARC-1171 RIO...

    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/ARC-1171
    RIO band Le* Silo has released their fourth record Yamai
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    https://youtu.be/Tyjga1gRUb8 I am big fan of...

    https://youtu.be/Tyjga1gRUb8
    I am big fan of Matsu Takoko , singer and actress, soft rock with some celtic influences, nice chill out music
  36. I completely agree with the idea , that a couple...

    I completely agree with the idea , that a couple of posters developped, about learning to put a work in a bigger context and going forward so to speak by comparing with other music (or other forms of...
  37. Having started listening to Prog in the 70s I...

    Having started listening to Prog in the 70s I discovered and followed (to a certain extent) all "major" bands, but I never listened or own a record by Rush and Marillion. I remember having heard...
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    Saw it in my favourite record shop today for 300...

    Saw it in my favourite record shop today for 300 Euros, took it up respectfully, hold it for a couple of seconds (slight temptation of buying it) and put it delicately back. Transportstrike in Paris...
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    Veals and Geeks Brussels

    Due to the transport strike in France my train last Friday was cancelled and I took an earlier bus to Brussels . Brussels was only a stopover for me, but I had three hours and decided to pass some...
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    His name was Nobukazu Katagiri , we happened to...

    His name was Nobukazu Katagiri , we happened to spend some time together when rhe Ryorchestra played in Paris, a very good drummer and a really nice guy. He died very suddenly from aneurysm.
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    Actually this is a remaster of their 2018 record...

    Actually this is a remaster of their 2018 record with bonus tracks due unfortunately to the passing away of their drummer end of october.
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    I bought the six boxes over the last two years,...

    I bought the six boxes over the last two years, most of them as a bargain at my retailer. I started watching last week the first one Cambridge Station and I was quite positively surprised by the...
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    Thanx for the interesting comment. btw my first...

    Thanx for the interesting comment. btw my first recordings of Erik Satie were by the Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw and he plays for example Les Gymnopedies extremly slow and when I heard later on...
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    Yamaha L Series

    I saw yesterday a Bert Jansch concert DVD from 2006 , great concert. While peeping through the soundhole I saw that he played a Yamaha L series which sounds great . This is to say IMO Jansch...
  45. Big fan of their music and I like their Death...

    Big fan of their music and I like their Death Metal untypical visuals. They are quite engaged for Sea Sheppard. 'In the flesh ' is my favourite
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    Among my favourites : the Azymuth records he did...

    Among my favourites : the Azymuth records he did all from memory, btw there is a nice 3CD set with all (or nearly) their recordings
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    It's my personal ECM sound , by chance most (and...

    It's my personal ECM sound , by chance most (and still favourite) of my first ECM records were recorded by Kongshaug
    PM Group : first
    Abercrombie : timeless
    Rypdal : waves
    Towner :solstice
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    It's his "classic" ECM sound ( and the cover art)...

    It's his "classic" ECM sound ( and the cover art) that hooked me onto a lot of artists like Metheny, Weber, Corea, Abercrombie without knowing first that he was responsible for this sound. I saw that...
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    Listened a lot to Waiting For Columbus recently...

    Listened a lot to Waiting For Columbus recently and his great playing
    R.I.P.
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    I like Derek's detached and amused surprise :...

    I like Derek's detached and amused surprise : "Where was it?, was this really us? did we played there,"...the redundancy factor is just too high...btw what's the bootleg quality, I have a couple of...
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    Big fan, btw there is a 5 cd set in the Original...

    Big fan, btw there is a 5 cd set in the Original Album Series, good and cheap way to get acquainted with their early records.(without verifying might be all their studio re ords)
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    Wow, you have been to the famous 2001 Freakshow...

    Wow, you have been to the famous 2001 Freakshow with Magma, Present, Anekdoten. How was it ?
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    This looks nice, it could be interesting if the...

    This looks nice, it could be interesting if the box alone would be sold as a container for the vinyls.
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    https://youtu.be/9r8aycpHmY0

    https://youtu.be/9r8aycpHmY0
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    Listened to a couple of GD and Garcia records...

    Listened to a couple of GD and Garcia records lately. He was a great lyricist !
    R.I.P.
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    I am a big fan, I was lucky to see them in 76 and...

    I am a big fan, I was lucky to see them in 76 and the first side of Playing The Fool comes from this show and I added 3 other tracks from Under Construction and the IAGH reissue and have my 42...
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    More laughing at ourselves to be stupid enough to...

    More laughing at ourselves to be stupid enough to buy the same records over and over again.
    :-)
  58. I read in an interview with Vannier that he loved...

    I read in an interview with Vannier that he loved the collaboration with Patton and that they are already planning a second record....
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    I discussed yesterday with a librarian in the...

    I discussed yesterday with a librarian in the only Paris mediateque with a large prog section. The librarian had recently bought all Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd boxsets and I mentionned the GG set...
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    I really like Under Construction and Giant In The...

    I really like Under Construction and Giant In The Box, Scrapping the Barrel was Ok IMO, but I definitely pass on this one unless they sell the book apart.
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