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    I'm not a fan. I've seen her perform and I've...

    I'm not a fan. I've seen her perform and I've heard albums; I find her overly difficult and thorny. YMMV.
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    FWIW - and it's worth very little. I was still...

    FWIW - and it's worth very little. I was still working in a record store when Asia's first was released and I remember getting it in and hearing it and thinking 'prog really is over for me; these are...
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    btw and apropos of nothing, when I met Henry Cow...

    btw and apropos of nothing, when I met Henry Cow in 1977, Chris & Maggie took me to see the Westbrook Brass Band, who were playing a shopping center opening (!!) and they were really great and it was...
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    13530

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  5. If a string quartet normally comes in on the 3rd...

    If a string quartet normally comes in on the 3rd time the chorus comes up and you have a version where it comes in on the first time, that would not be a folded down quad mix UNLESS the quad mix was...
  6. No, it isn't that because as already stated,...

    No, it isn't that because as already stated, there are different lead vocals and different instruments appear at different times than on the original mix.
  7. The vinyl was definitely released in the fall of...

    The vinyl was definitely released in the fall of 2018.
  8. We're all going to point at you and titter at...

    We're all going to point at you and titter at your Ceux ignorance at the next meeting of the cognoscenti avant meeting!
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    Anyone buying this set for an improved version of...

    Anyone buying this set for an improved version of 'The Missing Piece' is truly, truly a fan.... :lol
  10. I have it and I have heard it Several times. ...

    I have it and I have heard it Several times.
    IMO It isn’t radically different. It is interesting and ok but not really a revelation in the way that the first album's reappearance was [at least to...
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    Pimp cane? BE PRACTICAL!! : He should get a FLASK...

    Pimp cane? BE PRACTICAL!! : He should get a FLASK cane!!

    Lotsa love, Steve; I'm really enjoying the book you gave me care of John B!
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    at that early stage in ECM's history, and ME...

    at that early stage in ECM's history, and ME being in Germany and the album recorded in NY, AND it being the first ECM by Abercrombie, as well as including people untypical of ECM (Jan Hammer?) as...
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    Manfred had nothing to do with Timeless other...

    Manfred had nothing to do with Timeless other than releasing it. He didn't produce it as in 'being in the studio while it was created' produce it. He produced it as in 'he paid for it so he gets a...
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    If someone played that for me without my seeing...

    If someone played that for me without my seeing it, I would never ever ever guess it was Ian.

    :(
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    I played Timeless on Monday because I just got a...

    I played Timeless on Monday because I just got a beautiful, vintage German lp pressing in perfect shape and it sounded so great, even on my exceedingly modest set up, that I looked at the credits.
    ...
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    THIS isn't one of them, but he's a part of it...

    THIS isn't one of them, but he's a part of it (notice the name of the band) and it's quite good!
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    Manfred supplied the musicians and the over-all...

    Manfred supplied the musicians and the over-all vision, but Jan-Erik turned the vision into concrete recorded sound. VERY MUCH as much a part, imo. I completely agree.
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    Rest in peace, Jan Erik Kongshaug

    The Norwegian sound engineer who recorded hundreds and hundreds of ECM titles and was probably more responsible for 'the ECM sound' in terms of recorded sonics than anyone, has died at the age of 75....
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    bada BING!!! :lol

    bada BING!!! :lol
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    It's probably auto-set too high whenever dealing...

    It's probably auto-set too high whenever dealing with me!
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    Phew. You sure took my post the wrong way and not...

    Phew. You sure took my post the wrong way and not how it was intended.

    But if you're really looking for 'prog rock flagship acts' in 2019, maybe you would tend to be a bit defensive....
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    Someone's listening. Look at the size of that...

    Someone's listening. Look at the size of that crowd.
    Just not people here.
    and who cares?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYREuw4dVdw
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    :lol :lol qft

    :lol :lol

    qft
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    What does remastering something like these studio...

    What does remastering something like these studio recordings yet again really mean? Since they've already been done at least 3 times during their digital history?

    I have no real answer, but I...
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    I still have ALL my Urban Sax albums except this...

    I still have ALL my Urban Sax albums except this one - I think they are tremendous. That's why I went through the trouble and expensive of buying this library music thingy for my personal collection...
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    yes.

    yes.
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    ^ ^ ^ I have (and am selling) a French...

    ^ ^ ^

    I have (and am selling) a French library music album called something like Cities and Industry which has tracks by Urban Sax, and other French progressives (François Auguer, J-P Goude,...
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    I'm glad you saw them. They really are amazing...

    I'm glad you saw them. They really are amazing and Ed's arrangements are totally fantastic, imo, but due to the large size, they travel very infrequently. I've been lucky enough to see them twice....
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    I was going to say, if you really like Soft...

    I was going to say, if you really like Soft Machine 7, Rubber Riff is a good comparison, but more lightweight and 'advertisement bed' ish.
  30. That's a really good and a really hard question....

    That's a really good and a really hard question. Luckily I am not a festival promoter and don't have to envision the answer....!!
  31. Me too. The IMO was for politeness sake because I...

    Me too. The IMO was for politeness sake because I don't want to point fingers at any one or any scene. It is a general observation that I too have witnessed first-hand.
  32. The people who are asking this question, don't...

    The people who are asking this question, don't generally support 'the' scene. They want everyone to support 'their' scene.

    IMO.
  33. I was going to post that it's not a great idea...

    I was going to post that it's not a great idea for a festival to diversify if the folks who run the festival don't want to for whatever reason.

    Doing something half-heartedly and with things you...
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    ^^^^^^ I have the Big Grunt single!!!!

    ^^^^^^

    I have the Big Grunt single!!!!
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    Cheese and Onions always struck me more like a...

    Cheese and Onions always struck me more like a solo Lennon song - Walls and Bridges style.



    That's funny and I hadn't heard that one! :lol
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    No, I agree.

    No, I agree.
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    That too. I concur. But that was secondary.

    That too. I concur. But that was secondary.
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    I think he was mostly affected by his disdain for...

    I think he was mostly affected by his disdain for his 60s musicians.
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    'Shaken, not stirred."

    'Shaken, not stirred."
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    I had to read what you said and watch it twice...

    I had to read what you said and watch it twice before I 'got' the shoes. WOWIE! Again, thanks.
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    this is AMAZING. I had never seen it. Thank you...

    this is AMAZING. I had never seen it. Thank you for posting.
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    "Hi, Eric!"

    "Hi, Eric!"
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    Has a sadder sentence than this ever been...

    Has a sadder sentence than this ever been written??

    P.S - Alan! Thank you for your memories of seeing them!
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    I also saw Neil solo in the early 80s. He was...

    I also saw Neil solo in the early 80s. He was extremely entertaining. Told some good jokes, played some good songs and he introduced "I'm The Urban Spaceman" as his "golden medley of hit".
    ...
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    You dared to do something I only dreamed of.....

    You dared to do something I only dreamed of.....
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    In 1977, in London, I saw the Bob Kerr Whoopie...

    In 1977, in London, I saw the Bob Kerr Whoopie Band, which was the remnants of the original Bonzo's who jumped ship for The New Vaudeville Band in 1966 (??) + the 'abandoned' (i.e. tossed out by Viv...
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    It's extremely good, I thought. Maybe Angel's...

    It's extremely good, I thought. Maybe Angel's best.
    For those in the USA who want physical, we will have them very soon.
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    a real exchange from 5 minutes ago: The...

    a real exchange from 5 minutes ago:


    The following message was sent to you through the contact form on your Bandcamp page.
    hello! i recently discovered your label and am already a huge fan. is...
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    Hey, if anyone can be said to have helped to...

    Hey, if anyone can be said to have helped to invent 'prog', Jack is certainly on that list.....
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    Yes. Kennedy Center. Was amazing to be able to...

    Yes. Kennedy Center. Was amazing to be able to hear it in good sound 40 years later!!!
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    That was pretty damn good, 45 years after I saw...

    That was pretty damn good, 45 years after I saw them do it in DC......
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    genuinely laughed out loud at this one, Henry.

    genuinely laughed out loud at this one, Henry.
  53. I know you would! :lol My posting was meant as...

    I know you would! :lol

    My posting was meant as a general 'warning' as to where things are at and what's in the air nowadays for folks who think there will just suddenly be 'another' one of these...
  54. I think the likliehood is that that any...

    I think the likliehood is that that any 'alternatives' would be focussed strictly on the younger bands (the Poils and the Schnellertollermeiers of the world) and not have any legacy bands or...
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    Mattias! It's a really good band! I really...

    Mattias! It's a really good band! I really enjoyed it. Thank you!
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    I agree with everything you stated and good for...

    I agree with everything you stated and good for you for articulating so!
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    :up . :ipa . :up

    :up . :ipa . :up
  58. Two Cuneiform releases out October 11, 2019

    I am very happy to say that we were able to make an arrangement with one of our very favorite eclectic guitarists to make two very rare albums available to the public again in digital form.
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    It's really hard to advance rock when your...

    It's really hard to advance rock when your potential audience is taking photos of themselves with tonight's expensive dinner....
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    Giant cow horns to me, baby!

    Giant cow horns to me, baby!
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