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  1. It appears that it's not even the actual...

    It appears that it's not even the actual cardboard mask with elastic band that was issued as a promo item, just the paper innersleeve from Giant for a Day. Cheap.
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    Does a cow have Buddha nature?

    Does a cow have Buddha nature?
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    Confusingly, Atlantic used the same title and a...

    Confusingly, Atlantic used the same title and a similar cover photo for a "complete" CD box set which covers only Mingus's first stint with Atlantic (1956-61), and so does not include any of the '70s...
  4. Bad as it is, he actually sounds stronger there...

    Bad as it is, he actually sounds stronger there than he did when I saw him last year.
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    They most likely intended to use the reunion...

    They most likely intended to use the reunion footage from the Living with the Past DVD, but ended up replacing it with a This Was-era tune performed by the 2000s band from the same DVD, either by...
  6. I have the 12-inch. I just wonder why it has...

    I have the 12-inch. I just wonder why it has never appeared on a proper Peter Gabriel release, even alongside all the other film tracks and other oddities that are being collected on these recent...
  7. 62 tracks and still no "Out Out"!

    62 tracks and still no "Out Out"!
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    Rumor has it that a standard CD edition (and a...

    Rumor has it that a standard CD edition (and a vinyl version) will follow in due time, and I would be very surprised if it didn't. (I won't buy it, though. I wanted the "objet." Tool missed their...
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    They made it available for one day (September 5)....

    They made it available for one day (September 5). I happened to find out about it the next day. Oh well!
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    Nope, I was way up in the nosebleed seats. And...

    Nope, I was way up in the nosebleed seats. And went with a group, so at least I had sane people on both sides of me.
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    Funny, the first thing our group talked about...

    Funny, the first thing our group talked about when we got back to the car tonight was the Tourette's guy in front of us (actually directly in front of me) who obsessively rocked back and forth...
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    This is so embarrassing. They must think Zappa...

    This is so embarrassing. They must think Zappa fans are ten years old. And it looks like it may be an even bigger waste of precious shelf space than the last Halloween mask production, thanks to the...
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    Which original sequencing? If you're reissuing...

    Which original sequencing? If you're reissuing LITP just as an exercise in nostalgia, you can't please those who are used to the US track listing and those who expect the UK version both. And for any...
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    There are at least two known tracks from those...

    There are at least two known tracks from those sessions still unreleased: "D.J.," said to be a disco-style arrangement; and a heavy rocker called "Dinosaur." One reason it has remained in the can...
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    Not to be outdone, King Crimson will package...

    Not to be outdone, King Crimson will package their next album, Chocolate Fripp Trip, in a box of See's candies shaped like each of the musicians.
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    Ditto. I've never owned a Tool album, so this...

    Ditto. I've never owned a Tool album, so this wasn't even on my radar until I started noticing all the fuss about it yesterday. I thought it looked like a really great little art piece, and I liked...
  17. I make it "On a dulcimer she played/As an...

    I make it "On a dulcimer she played/As an Abyssinian maid."
  18. Not nonsensical at all; a straightforward account...

    Not nonsensical at all; a straightforward account of marching to the Boer wars.

    Edit: maybe that's "Footsore and weary"?
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    Central Park NYC.

    Central Park NYC.
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    13305

    13305
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    I noticed that the two covers in the OP were both...

    I noticed that the two covers in the OP were both CTI releases, so I figured the same guy did both. But I looked it up, and both the photography and design credits are different between the two...
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    Mark Powell is credited with "Conception, tape...

    Mark Powell is credited with "Conception, tape research, compilation and co-ordination," so I would assume he made those decisions.
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    Predecessor to the above: ...

    Predecessor to the above:

    https://www.rhino.com/sites/rhino.com/files/styles/article_image/public/2019-01/61AUBfL-YHL._SS500.jpg
  24. Plus Jack Lancaster on the left and Barry...

    Plus Jack Lancaster on the left and Barry Reynolds, center.
  25. Yes, that guitar solo was their set opener on the...

    Yes, that guitar solo was their set opener on the '75 tour (segueing into "Wind Up") until they introduced the song itself.
  26. Mine too; my top three Tulls have always been...

    Mine too; my top three Tulls have always been Passion Play, Thick as a Brick, and Minstrel, in that order.
  27. Yeah, I can't hear that either. There is that...

    Yeah, I can't hear that either. There is that heavy bit that comes after the instrumental break, but even that I would struggle to compare to Zep.
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    And at least the ProjeKcts Box and Space Groove...

    And at least the ProjeKcts Box and Space Groove sets are things many of us already have on CD anyway--that's why they weren't originally planned for inclusion at all.
  29. I'm pretty certain that this set will indeed...

    I'm pretty certain that this set will indeed contain audience recordings, as well as shows that have already been released as official bootlegs. A while back Snapper sent out a request for...
  30. Hearing GG live for the first time--on the...

    Hearing GG live for the first time--on the Playing the Foole in Wonderland boot in 1975--was a revelation. (Or was the "In Concert" TV appearance before that?) Seeing them in the flesh for the first...
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    I would wait until an official announcement is...

    I would wait until an official announcement is made before accusing DGM of such a dickish move. That cached page that people are linking to was probably only a test; it appears to contain only the...
  32. No doubt the picture has been posted more than...

    No doubt the picture has been posted more than once on FB; I was referring to the one that appears on Gentle Giant's own page. Noah Shulman is Derek's son.

    Edit: I see the confusion: there are two...
  33. No, it was never played live. Tull didn't feature...

    No, it was never played live. Tull didn't feature the album at all, apart from the title track, in their live set at the time. There never was a real Minstrel in the Gallery tour. After making the...
  34. The photo was on the official Gentle Giant...

    The photo was on the official Gentle Giant Facebook page, so the "someone" who wrote the caption (not a comment) was presumably Lesley Minnear (Kerry's wife), who administers the page and also...
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    Please don't squeeze the pixies.

    Please don't squeeze the pixies.
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    But a rational diet must include both roqueforte...

    But a rational diet must include both roqueforte and camembert.
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    Not sure I understand the question, but it looks...

    Not sure I understand the question, but it looks like if you buy the individual albums you get abridged versions of the live shows on the second disc, except for You, where the whole Hyde Park show...
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    She did Smothers? I bet that one will break your...

    She did Smothers? I bet that one will break your heart.
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    You're clean?

    You're clean?
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    Just for the record, Thing-Fish is only about 90...

    Just for the record, Thing-Fish is only about 90 minutes long. Shorter than the Lamb. It only sprawls over three LPs because of Zappa's penchant for cutting everything as hot as possible,...
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    I just saw an episode of Rowan & Martin's...

    I just saw an episode of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In with the three-man Monkees (post-Tork) as guest stars, and they didn't do any singing--just comedy bits.
  42. And yet 1988 was a million years ago.

    And yet 1988 was a million years ago.
  43. I'd love to have it, but I know in reality I'd...

    I'd love to have it, but I know in reality I'd spend a three-day weekend listening to the whole thing front to back and then probably never listen to it again. Plus I need to stop buying jumbo box...
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    This is what I've always heard in Howe's playing:...

    This is what I've always heard in Howe's playing: he sounds like he is playing to the very edge of his ability. Not quite sloppy, but just hanging on by the skin of his teeth.
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    I was stunned to hear the Nice on the sound...

    I was stunned to hear the Nice on the sound system at Trader Joe's this morning. A pretty deep track, too: "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon" (also covered live by Refugee, so relevant to this...
  46. Of course that's just for new LPs. The other day...

    Of course that's just for new LPs. The other day I walked out of my local record store with five LPs (including both UK studio albums and a Renaissance) which had cost me a grand total of $10.90...
  47. Interesting!

    Interesting!
  48. I assume this is actually the same track as...

    I assume this is actually the same track as "Blues Instrumental (Untitled)" from the 20 Years box, so not actually new to this set.
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    I only listen to post-toasties.

    I only listen to post-toasties.
  50. :up

    :up
  51. That's the British 45; some copies have the long...

    That's the British 45; some copies have the long version and some have the short. I think the other European releases all use the long version. You know how after the last verse there's a chorus that...
  52. Did they finally use the full-length B-side...

    Did they finally use the full-length B-side version of "A Stitch in Time" or the edited version that has been on previous CD releases?
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    I've always loved the way they incorporated the...

    I've always loved the way they incorporated the traditional "Toss the Feathers" (which I already knew from the Fairport version) into "Sword of Light"--it's glorious when that part comes in.
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    Although originally released on BYG, it was...

    Although originally released on BYG, it was reissued on both Virgin and Caroline in the mid-70s.
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    "Sir, we've received a coded message! It reads:...

    "Sir, we've received a coded message! It reads: H."
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    Not much info at that link. What's on it? Who's...

    Not much info at that link. What's on it? Who's in the band these days? I haven't heard any new Ange since "?" (not counting Emile Jacotey Resurrection as new).
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    The Animation CD sounds horrific, but that's...

    The Animation CD sounds horrific, but that's because of the mastering, not the mix.
  58. Your life would be improved immeasurably if you'd...

    Your life would be improved immeasurably if you'd read my posts.
  59. But they are still doing that. Four single-show...

    But they are still doing that. Four single-show Dave's Picks a year (#31 just came out: Chicago 12/3/79, with filler from the next night). The catch is that if you don't subscribe to the whole year,...
  60. Where the hell is "Out Out" (from Gremlins)?...

    Where the hell is "Out Out" (from Gremlins)? Great track, really hard to get.
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