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  1. Hoping for a return to form then, I'll need to...

    Hoping for a return to form then, I'll need to hear it first though.
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    The Gizmo has been redesigned recently, Bill at...

    The Gizmo has been redesigned recently, Bill at Chords of Orion has made some videos about it, wouldn't buy one though.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLseB5HzFJKVxNAD-HkVFutUQvpbxecRzV
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    I was a big 10cc fan (still am) as a young...

    I was a big 10cc fan (still am) as a young teenager, I yearned to get Consequences but it was way too expensive for my pocket money budget. I did get the single of 5 O'clock in the Morning / The...
  4. Maybe he should get Nick Magnus back in his band....

    Maybe he should get Nick Magnus back in his band. If you listen to Magnus's solo albums you can hear where that sound came from.
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    I hope Pendragon can recapture the magic for a...

    I hope Pendragon can recapture the magic for a new album, the last one was good but like 'Pendragon by numbers', the previous one was mostly not good at all, fingers crossed.
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    There's some great songs from the post Dio...

    There's some great songs from the post Dio albums, Stone Cold for one is excellent although does sound rather like Foreigner but that's not a bad thing. On the instrumental front Difficult To Cure...
  7. Too much of something can get a bit boring....

    Too much of something can get a bit boring. Familiarity breeds contempt? I don't mean that harshly, I've been a big fan of Hackett's solo stuff & his Genesis works but really don't need any more so...
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    Ditto, the death growls are not for me although I...

    Ditto, the death growls are not for me although I did get Watershed which seems to be the transitional album and edited out the 'growling' parts.
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    That was a very enjoyable way to spend an hour,...

    That was a very enjoyable way to spend an hour, thanks for the link.
  10. I'm not a huge fan of that track More, but there...

    I'm not a huge fan of that track More, but there are usually a couple of songs I don't like on an FC album so hopefully it will be another good one.
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    Agreed, I remember on the Union tour, the...

    Agreed, I remember on the Union tour, the difference between the two guitarists could not be more pronounced. Rabin was all flashy, sell assured and confident while Howe always looks like he's going...
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    I remember getting Billion Dollar Babies from our...

    I remember getting Billion Dollar Babies from our local library when I was about 13, every song is a killer.:horns
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    ^^^^ Thanks for the link. :up

    ^^^^ Thanks for the link. :up
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    What a beautiful memory, you painted pictures in...

    What a beautiful memory, you painted pictures in my minds eye. I'm sorry for the loss of your wife.
  15. This is what Yes should sound like. They've...

    This is what Yes should sound like. They've passed the audition, give them the job ;)
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    I will comment, Downes intro to Awaken is BAD....

    I will comment, Downes intro to Awaken is BAD. Its a major fudge. It's shocking that this is released and deemed 'good enough'. I suppose the show will go on all the while promotors still keep...
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    Yes indeed, Amelia is just sublime, the whole of...

    Yes indeed, Amelia is just sublime, the whole of Hejira is one of the greatest works of musical art ever for me.
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    ^^^ Great pics, thanks for those.

    ^^^ Great pics, thanks for those.
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    I was lucky enough to see the Symphonic tour 3...

    I was lucky enough to see the Symphonic tour 3 times here in the UK and they played Gates on each one. I think that tour, The Ladder tour and the Open Your Eyes tour in '98 were Yes at their peak...
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    I have enjoyed this album but like you doubt if I...

    I have enjoyed this album but like you doubt if I will play much of it again. I cancelled my order for the vinyl, just seems like a waste of money for an album I wont play, it would just be a...
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    Aha, no, Leaves of Green on Topo D comes in at...

    Aha, no, Leaves of Green on Topo D comes in at 6:04 whereas the Excerpt is only 5:18! Do I get my Yes Nerd of the Month badge now? ;)
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    Here's a bit of Yes nerd trivia. On Topo Drama it...

    Here's a bit of Yes nerd trivia. On Topo Drama it was called Leaves Of Green, but now on 50 Live its called Excerpt from The Ancient once again. Why? This could be worth a 16 page debate over on...
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    As I said earlier above, I thought the mix and...

    As I said earlier above, I thought the mix and sound quality was excellent, Sherwood's bass tones are superb too. I'm listening via high quality Sennheiser over ear headphones and my hifi amp and cd...
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    Thanks for the review, I've been a fan for a few...

    Thanks for the review, I've been a fan for a few years now. I've only played it twice so far, still trying to absorb it so too early to judge. Looking forward to it growing on me.
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    Anyone else got theirs yet? I got the cd set and...

    Anyone else got theirs yet? I got the cd set and have played disc 1 so far, very pleased with it and now ordered the vinyl...:D

    Initial thoughts:
    Billy's mix is first class, a really nice...
  26. I remember Rick saying years ago that he was...

    I remember Rick saying years ago that he was going to retire at 50....
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    Oh god nooooň Sent from my SM-T310 using...

    Oh god nooooň

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    Having watched the last one my opinion hasn't...

    Having watched the last one my opinion hasn't changed. All they need is a dog and they could call it Scooby Doo!

    And it looks like its going to go on and on. Shame, not a patch on the first series.
  29. I agree, I am hopeful of another album from Yes,...

    I agree, I am hopeful of another album from Yes, although I can understand a lack of motivation from Howe. Why does he want to spend another few months away from his family at his age for an album...
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    ^^^^ That is an amazing sound you have going...

    ^^^^ That is an amazing sound you have going there, hours of endless fun!
  31. Yes, I read that quote too, not sure where. I...

    Yes, I read that quote too, not sure where. I don't think he was being rude about Watts, Peart is a big fan of him but you can see what he means. I'm surprised that Peart carried on as long as he did...
  32. Thanks for the review and vids, would love to see...

    Thanks for the review and vids, would love to see Queen.
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    Lari Basilio - any fans?

    Lari is a South American guitarist and is releasing her new album soon. Any fans here or if not perhaps some will like this?

    This is the first preview 'single', her band for this album features...
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    I have one last episode to go for season 3. I...

    I have one last episode to go for season 3. I have to say this is very poor compared to the first series. I guess its always the way...
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    Sticky: New release on Bandcamp from the wonderful talent...

    New release on Bandcamp from the wonderful talent of Sarah Longfield: this is a collection of 3 of her older works onto one CD:

    https://sarahshreds.bandcamp.com/album/sum
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    Like it!

    Like it!
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    I loved the live show and I'd say Up is one of...

    I loved the live show and I'd say Up is one of his better albums along with So & Us. I really cant listen to most of his first 4 albums, just horrible music to my ears I'm afraid. I guess he's...
  38. I'd believe it when i see it Wakeman had been...

    I'd believe it when i see it
    Wakeman had been very unreliable in the past.

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  39. I think this pretty much sums up Jon Anderson.

    I think this pretty much sums up Jon Anderson.
  40. I didn't think this was new news.

    I didn't think this was new news.
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    Maybe one day. I remember him saying there was...

    Maybe one day. I remember him saying there was live Raven show recorded but 'just as a record of the show, but not to release'. This makes no sense to me.
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    ^^^ Thanks for the info :up

    ^^^ Thanks for the info :up
  43. Floyd = Retired. Genesis = Retired. Rush =...

    Floyd = Retired. Genesis = Retired. Rush = Retired. Yes = Still Going! I'll see them every chance I get next year when they hopefully play in the UK.

    After Steve Howe retires though I imagine its...
  44. Yep, I always skip that track, the rest of the...

    Yep, I always skip that track, the rest of the album is much better. As someone who has just got into BBT with The Grand Tour, I'm wondering whether to get The Second Brightest Star. Listening online...
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    Its amazing how that world class producer Trevor...

    Its amazing how that world class producer Trevor Horn made his voice sound so great on The Return Trip when he couldn't sing a right note on the Drama tour ;)
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    Thanks, that is heart warming to know.

    Thanks, that is heart warming to know.
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    I have no idea what some people are talking about...

    I have no idea what some people are talking about above. Let me just say Joni was a great musical genius. The songs and lyrics that she made are art of the highest order. My fave album is Hejira with...
  48. Anderson used to be like a god to me, his...

    Anderson used to be like a god to me, his spiritual words and music were obviously a key part of what made Yes great. Sadly he is no longer the man he used to be as proved by this cringingly awful...
  49. Haha!

    Haha!
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    Mmm, I might be up for this :)

    Mmm, I might be up for this :)
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    As a long time Jadis fan I would recommend the...

    As a long time Jadis fan I would recommend the first album 'More Than Meets The Eye' but the absolute best has to be their 2nd cd 'Across The Water' from 1994. Understand from 2000 is good too and I...
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    ^^^ I think Martin still plays with Jadis...

    ^^^ I think Martin still plays with Jadis occasionally but most of his time is spent driving steam trains these days.
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    ^^ Thanks Top Cat! Some may be interested to...

    ^^ Thanks Top Cat!

    Some may be interested to know that Antoine Michard's /Monochrome Seasons new album is now up at Bandamp

    https://monochromeseasons.bandcamp.com/
  54. From the above feature: “We’ve already got...

    From the above feature:

    “We’ve already got plans for future years,” says Howe. “The younger guys in the band give us a fresh balance, but I’ve certainly got the energy. I still love to play guitar...
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    I saw IQ live many times from their support slots...

    I saw IQ live many times from their support slots to headliners at the Marquee in London, the thing I remember most about them is that sound was often bad. The best one was at the Picadilly Theatre...
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    Its interesting reading the diverse opinions...

    Its interesting reading the diverse opinions here, one man's favourite is another's trash, as ever. No pun intended ;)
  57. Al DiMeola - Cielo e Terra ...

    Al DiMeola - Cielo e Terra

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ucHrGRpHg&list=PL94gOvpr5yt1u6-xWJUSLOyseVw65Ex5N
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    Yes it is a huge achievement especially when it...

    Yes it is a huge achievement especially when it seems that a lot of its target audience don't like it/buy it!
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    Sorry, it's ok but I rarely buy it because: 1....

    Sorry, it's ok but I rarely buy it because:

    1. Its so expensive.
    2. I rarely, no, never learn anything new from it.
    3. The reviews and write ups are all pretty sycophantic.
    4 The 'free' cd of...
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    If I remember right Steve had singing lessons...

    If I remember right Steve had singing lessons before recording this album - not a joke, seriously.
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