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    :rofl Well, I'm glad we could solve that problem...

    :rofl Well, I'm glad we could solve that problem together!
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    Thanks very much! And yes, Tarka was released on...

    Thanks very much! And yes, Tarka was released on vinyl right from the beginning.
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    Excellent show. Very tense. Also...

    Excellent show. Very tense.



    Also excellent. Not finished it yet, but I'm thoroughly involved in it!
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    Yeah, crazy eh? I'm hoping that gets resolved....

    Yeah, crazy eh? I'm hoping that gets resolved. It's been going on a while!



    Thank you Mike! Much appreciated.
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    Yes, I saw them at the little Hamilton Place...

    Yes, I saw them at the little Hamilton Place studio, they were excellent! Although I would have preferred they play more of their originals than all those Genesis covers. I'd be happy with ALL...
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    I've never been able to get into them, somehow. I...

    I've never been able to get into them, somehow. I think they are good at what they do, but something about their music has just never hit me. Which is odd, because I like Clive Nolan in other bands...
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    I really like Comedy Of Errors. All albums are...

    I really like Comedy Of Errors. All albums are good, but Disobey is the best to my ears. I'm not a huge neo listener, but their stuff is quality IMO.
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    Excellent news! Thanks for posting that. :cool

    Excellent news! Thanks for posting that. :cool
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    Agreed. As I told him, I really love that album....

    Agreed. As I told him, I really love that album. It's pure Ant Phillips IMO (from his keyboard side, of course). It's surprising to me that it had as many detractors as it did. It's probably in my...
  10. My review of this kick-ass album is here: ...

    My review of this kick-ass album is here:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/district-97-screens/
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    Thank you, Gizmotron! Your kind words are much...

    Thank you, Gizmotron! Your kind words are much appreciated! :cool

    And I agree with everything you said - I too am such an admirer of his music, in fact I told him that at the beginning of our...
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    My interview with Ant is now live... ...

    My interview with Ant is now live...

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/anthony-phillips-strings-of-light/
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    ^^^ That's cool, even a little nod to Tarka!

    ^^^ That's cool, even a little nod to Tarka!
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    Yeah, that 2001 reunion footage is close to...

    Yeah, that 2001 reunion footage is close to unwatchable for me. I do think it's cute that they made it like a little trip back in time though, with them playing to about five people in the audience...
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    Here's a comparison video from last night. Make...

    Here's a comparison video from last night. Make of this what you will.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghq4PWgdbU0
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    Check it out, a full show! Martin is so...

    Check it out, a full show! Martin is so energized... I can't remember ever seeing him sing along to the songs (not into a mic, just kind of mouthing the words).

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  17. Paper Lies, I agree is the weak spot on the...

    Paper Lies, I agree is the weak spot on the album, although it's okay. Would have been better IMO as a standalone track on a different album - maybe AOS, in fact.

    Hard As Love is great! Love that...
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    Barriemore Barlow turns 70

    Happy birthday Barrie, one of the all time greats and simultaneously underrated rock drummers. Check out this birthday message from other musicians and friends:

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    Actually, that one is one of the few that are...

    Actually, that one is one of the few that are still available. Lasers Edge and Wayside both have it in stock, and Amazon Canada still has two copies in stock. Maybe some of the other international...
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    I think the general opinion at the time of...

    I think the general opinion at the time of release was that the re-recorded version was better. It has a bit more life to it I think. But now that the dust has settled, I don't know if that's still...
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    Agreed, great track! Let's see Blackmore's Night...

    Agreed, great track! Let's see Blackmore's Night do that! (Kidding... but it IS pretty busy, even from a vocal perspective.)
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    Okay, didn't see that coming! :D

    Okay, didn't see that coming! :D
  23. This just popped up on YT a couple of days ago,...

    This just popped up on YT a couple of days ago, from late in the HH tour. Less than a month before Glascock's last show.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFUuIJe9hNI
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    Up The 'Pool was played live, but not until the...

    Up The 'Pool was played live, but not until the 90s if I recall correctly. I don't believe it was played back in the day. It was, you probably know, originally on the Life's A Long Song EP before...
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    Lots of great tracks, just not always the well...

    Lots of great tracks, just not always the well known singles. Left To My Own Devices is my favourite by them.
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    Alanis Morissette, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel,...

    Alanis Morissette, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, The Smiths, Love And Rockets, and death/black metal bands like Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, etc.

    I don't feel...
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    I don't see why they can't also release a set...

    I don't see why they can't also release a set with just the CDs, which is all I want. Anyone who wants the full set with the silly extras would still be free to buy that one instead.
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    I just looked that one up. Looks really nice!

    I just looked that one up. Looks really nice!
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    :rofl True!

    :rofl True!
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    Yeah, Broadsword will/would be a worthy addition...

    Yeah, Broadsword will/would be a worthy addition to the series, but I would assume it wouldn't be out until 2022. At which point Ian Anderson will be 75! :O

    One track from that period I always...
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    It's all just guitar (and many different ones at...

    It's all just guitar (and many different ones at that!) but it's quite a varied collection of pieces - and yes there are some overdubs, but it's not like he's ever sounding like five people at once...
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    The Classic Artist DVDs were only printed once, I...

    The Classic Artist DVDs were only printed once, I think. I'm not sure what the deal is with those, there are only four titles that I know of (Tull, Yes, Cream, Moodies), and although out of print, I...
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    I would like that too, I just don't think it's...

    I would like that too, I just don't think it's likely. But I'd love to be wrong! Perhaps they could reissue it as a simpler 3-disc digipak kind of set the way JJ described, with the studio tracks on...
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    I believe these are the ones that Ian vetoed for...

    I believe these are the ones that Ian vetoed for the 20th box. Perhaps he will be convinced this time? Broadsword is certainly a strong contender for this deluxe treatment IMO. And Ian likes the...
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    An expanded Living In The Past book set is pretty...

    An expanded Living In The Past book set is pretty unlikely, as those tracks have all been released on the other sets now, apart from the Carnegie ones. What they should have done in 2015 was properly...
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    I'm listening to a review copy of Strings Of...

    I'm listening to a review copy of Strings Of Light right now in preparation for an interview with Ant - and it's beautiful stuff! Fans of his guitar playing will love it. Order with confidence. :cool
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    Yes, Beltane is another good example. They stuck...

    Yes, Beltane is another good example. They stuck it on the Songs From The Wood remaster CD, but it was a Heavy Horses outtake, which they again corrected with these boxes.

    As for Broadsword, you'd...
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    JJ88 is correct that Motoreyes and Coronach...

    JJ88 is correct that Motoreyes and Coronach remain exclusive to the 20th box, both being left off of Nightcap for unexplained reasons. Until now (well, next month), Blues Instrumental was the other...
  39. Thank you! :cool

    Thank you! :cool
  40. Well, as long as that's all you're fondling.

    Well, as long as that's all you're fondling.
  41. https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/jethro-tull-stormw...

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/jethro-tull-stormwatch-40th-anniversary-force-10-edition-chrysalis/
  42. The new site has just gone live! There are tweaks...

    The new site has just gone live! There are tweaks and minor fixes to be made in the coming weeks, but we are up and running, and it's good to be back doing what I love!
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  43. E-mail from Racket this morning: As you may...

    E-mail from Racket this morning:

    As you may know, Warner Music are in the process of releasing the 8 studio albums from our EMI days in Deluxe Editions.

    They have already released Misplaced...
  44. King is amazing for sure. One of their best...

    King is amazing for sure. One of their best pieces. Oddly enough, the big highlight on this one for most people, Out Of This World, doesn't do much for me. I don't dislike it, but I find it a bit...
  45. Seeing this show up on a lot of people's social...

    Seeing this show up on a lot of people's social media posts today. Mine from Amazon Canada got pushed back a week for an unexplained reason.
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    Yet another intriguing one on its way! Seems...

    Yet another intriguing one on its way! Seems there's no shortage of them lately!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJbHP1TtsU
  47. MARILLION - Afraid Of Sunlight deluxe boxed set

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    ... looks like the next in the series is Afraid Of Sunlight. Looking forward to hearing details on what's included with this one. Hopefully a nice live show from the tour. I always enjoy the...
  48. If you dig deeper, you may find you have some...

    If you dig deeper, you may find you have some other items of increasing value. My UK boxed set has gone up quite a bit from what I can see on Discogs/Ebay, likewise with some of the Tull book sets...
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    Beautiful film. God, it's so heartening to see...

    Beautiful film. God, it's so heartening to see titles like this show up now and then in this thread.
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    I'm not sure how common a fan I am. I absolutely love the early experimental stuff, especially from Ummagumma through to about Obscured By Clouds, but I'm basically a big fan of everything pre-Dark...
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    I thought they were really well done. I agree...

    I thought they were really well done. I agree that it wasn't a massive learning experience, but that's okay - I'm always happy to revisit such fascinating subject matter!
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    Quel Che Disse Il Tuono - debut album set for...

    Quel Che Disse Il Tuono - debut album set for release in March 2020 on AMS Records. Former Unreal City guitarist Francesca Zanetta's new band.

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    Glad you enjoyed it! Rick also narrated the...

    Glad you enjoyed it! Rick also narrated the making-of documentary for the last album Infinite. That's a great watch BTW.
  54. Loved the early years box. For this era though,...

    Loved the early years box. For this era though, the individual albums on CD are more than enough for me. I rarely listen to them as it is.
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    Has anyone seen Forever? We are only a couple of...

    Has anyone seen Forever? We are only a couple of episodes in, but it's quite a unique and intriguing show. Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen are the stars, but it's perhaps slightly tilted more towards...
  56. ^^^ Yeah, why wasn't that included? :yell

    ^^^ Yeah, why wasn't that included? :yell
  57. That BBC session (Minstrel, Cold Wind and...

    That BBC session (Minstrel, Cold Wind and Aqualung) was released on the Minstrel 40th box/book set (and a killer live show from '75 as well!)

    I agree, it sounded great! Should have kept it in the...
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    I'd say you can sleep fairly soundly just about...

    I'd say you can sleep fairly soundly just about any night of the week.
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    ^^^ Yes it does, but I wish these trailers...

    ^^^ Yes it does, but I wish these trailers wouldn't show so much of the story.
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