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    I've read that MB requested that he did not...

    I've read that MB requested that he did not appear in the on stage films. He also refused to participate in the recent Tull book.
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    Yeah, I bought their CD years ago. Pretty good as...

    Yeah, I bought their CD years ago. Pretty good as far as I remember, although a pretty tenuous link to Gong!
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    I wandered into one of my local Vinyl stores...

    I wandered into one of my local Vinyl stores (Just Dropped In records in Coventry) and they were playing some fantastic music over the in store PA that I was going to ask about (And buy). I picked up...
  4. I thought Rebirth and Four of a Kind were both...

    I thought Rebirth and Four of a Kind were both excellent.

    Simonetti was re-issuing stuff released by Daemonia as Goblin a few years back. I bought a Dawn of the Dead re-recording by Simonetti's...
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    HMV (Under Canadian ownership now) in the UK has...

    HMV (Under Canadian ownership now) in the UK has this for 9.99 GBP. I was going to get it today, but already splurged a fortune on the new Cinematic Orchestra and Comet is Coming albums.

    9.99 is a...
  6. I saw them on that tour. I seem to recall that...

    I saw them on that tour. I seem to recall that they started off with just the four of them, but in the second half brought on a lot of extra musicians and did songs like 'Listen to the Band' and...
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    I like Under Wraps, but the CD is too long. I...

    I like Under Wraps, but the CD is too long. I much prefer the vinyl version.

    There are some great songs it and I like the strange 'noir' atmosphere in the lyrics, and I don't mind the drum...
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    It's available on Amazon.de and also streaming on...

    It's available on Amazon.de and also streaming on Amazon Prime (Which is where I heard it.)
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    According to a Nektar Facebook page:

    According to a Nektar Facebook page:
  10. Both this and the new Tangent album are quite...

    Both this and the new Tangent album are quite similar in that they have a lot of 'Canterbury' style jazz/rock instrumental passages.

    Both are excellent. Not really heard much by the FK before, but...
  11. Thread: Luna Kiss

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    I bought an album of their years ago...it was...

    I bought an album of their years ago...it was pretty good as I recall. Local band (to me) as well!
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    Is it called 1000 hands because of the number of...

    Is it called 1000 hands because of the number of people who e-mailed in their contributions?
  13. I picked up the new HiD set in HMV today. Really...

    I picked up the new HiD set in HMV today. Really enjoying it so far, although just dipping in and out of the different CDs. The final CD (With a different lineup) is fantastic.
  14. Yup, I haven't listened to it for ages, but I...

    Yup, I haven't listened to it for ages, but I have a vague recollection of the music for King of Sunset Town with Fish singing the lyrics for what became Internal Exile. (Or something close to both.)...
  15. If you get the double disc of Clutching at...

    If you get the double disc of Clutching at Straws, it has some demos of the songs that would have been on the next album.

    The music on these demos appears to have been reused for Seasons End,...
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    Did you have to guess who was in the lineup...

    Did you have to guess who was in the lineup whenever you went to a gig?
  17. I've read somewhere that Barre didn't want IA to...

    I've read somewhere that Barre didn't want IA to use any footage of him on the tour.
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    'In Real Time' by Fairport Convention (20th...

    'In Real Time' by Fairport Convention (20th Anniversary album) was a live 'studio' album with the audience taken from a John Martyn LP.
  19. My local HMV has at least 3 of the Tull box sets...

    My local HMV has at least 3 of the Tull box sets (Aqualung, Heavy Horses & Too Old) and the Marillion Brave CD set on the shelves.
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    The audience noise on this is annoying, but I'm...

    The audience noise on this is annoying, but I'm enjoying the music a lot - even the Yes-West stuff, which I don't listen to at all normally.

    This was recorded in the UK, wasn't it? UK audiences...
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    Weren't Stiltskin a 'studio' band setup by some...

    Weren't Stiltskin a 'studio' band setup by some guys who wrote jingles? I seem to recall the song was written for the commercial and when it was a hit they recorded an album.
  22. Thread: Starcastle!

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    My first experience of Starcastle was when I...

    My first experience of Starcastle was when I found a second hand copy of 'Real to Real' (OR something like that) in a 2nd hand shop in Sheffield (UK) sometime in the 1990s. I don't know why I bought...
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    I have a few albums by Egisto Macchi and 'Gruppo...

    I have a few albums by Egisto Macchi and 'Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza' (Ennio Morricone was in thie group). A lot of this stuff is soundtrack work and sounds quite nightmarish, lots of...
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    A local record shop (FOPP) had a copy of the...

    A local record shop (FOPP) had a copy of the special box set for 35 pounds and I didn't get it. I've just been reminded of this so I've kicked myself again.
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    Yes, I believe there was a vinyl release plus a...

    Yes, I believe there was a vinyl release plus a box set that came with vinyl and CD plus, no doubt, a load of other trinkets.
  26. Yes, that's the one. I haven't heard it for years...

    Yes, that's the one. I haven't heard it for years as I lost it! Oddly, it showed up a few weeks ago when we were sorting out some old boxes of kids stuff. From what I've read, her attempt at working...
  27. Yeah, Carthy did Red/Rice a few years back that...

    Yeah, Carthy did Red/Rice a few years back that consisted of a traditional album and one with a fair amount of electronica in it. She also did a 'pop' album for Warner, but I don't think it got the...
  28. Yes, indeed! I saw her a few times and she was...

    Yes, indeed! I saw her a few times and she was excellent live, even when in a foul mood due some backstage bickering with the Student Union at Coventry 'Polytechnic'.

    I enjoyed Tropical Brainstorm...
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    I didn't get a tracking number - I think it was...

    I didn't get a tracking number - I think it was just sent from somewhere in the UK via Royal Mail (It only took a few days to arrive.)
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    Vinyl received today... listening to it now....

    Vinyl received today... listening to it now. Clean pressing! I really do love this album. Not sure which version of FFH is my preference... I like them both.
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    Yes. When the Mandalaband split a few members...

    Yes. When the Mandalaband split a few members went on to form Sad Cafe. I think I have a Mandalaband album somewhere, must dig it out.
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    That's a blast from the past. I remember their...

    That's a blast from the past. I remember their big hit when I was a kid (Every Day Hurts) and was surprised to find that they were still going in the early 1990s.

    Some of them played with Barclay...
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    I just had a look and I can now download the Flac...

    I just had a look and I can now download the Flac or MP3 version. (I ordered the CD and the Vinyl).
  34. What exactly happened? I bought the 'Caramel'...

    What exactly happened?

    I bought the 'Caramel' mirage live CD long after the gig took place, but it sounds like there's no audience there! I must admit I've never listened to it much, and I'm not...
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    Yes, there was a new Albion Band with young...

    Yes, there was a new Albion Band with young musicians and no-one from any former lineups. They did one album (Which was very good) but only lasted a few years. They did a long tour of pretty decent...
  36. I bought that as well, plus Nick Mason's book...

    I bought that as well, plus Nick Mason's book about Pink Floyd.

    Those stores seem to sell more plastic tat than anything else these days!
  37. That’s the chain! As it’s been bust and rebought,...

    That’s the chain! As it’s been bust and rebought, I guess it’s The Works 2.
  38. I bought the Greg Lake book from a discount chain...

    I bought the Greg Lake book from a discount chain this weekend (For 3 pounds!). It's okay, but the sort of thing you can read in a day. There's not much depth to it, and not really much about any...
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    I have the 2CD version of this that came out a...

    I have the 2CD version of this that came out a few years ago (Along with reissues by Clouds and Gracious!) and just thought it was OK.

    I thought the same for a lot of the more obscure 'prog'...
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    I picked up: Tangerine Dream - Miracle Mile...

    I picked up:

    Tangerine Dream - Miracle Mile
    Bass Communion - Bass Communion (Absolutely love this, clanky, drone-y avant gard stuff!)
    Steven Wilson EP
    Ennio Morricone - Autopsy soundtrack
    The...
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    There was indeed, and they released an album...

    There was indeed, and they released an album called Time. I remember seeing it in HMV in the 'New Releases' section one day (There hadn't been much pre-release publicity) and bought it. I seem to...
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    Flyer! I see what you did there.

    Flyer! I see what you did there.
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    It's hardly mysterious. It means by plane and has...

    It's hardly mysterious. It means by plane and has been on envelopes for years.
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    It came from somewhere in the UK, I believe. It...

    It came from somewhere in the UK, I believe. It arrived the day after they notified me of its dispatch.
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    I received the CD in the UK last Saturday.

    I received the CD in the UK last Saturday.
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    My CD arrived this morning. How are those...

    My CD arrived this morning. How are those downloads? :roll I feel sorry for those who made bad life choices and now rely on a download. I'm sure a solution will pop up. They'll crackle it.

    I'm...
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    I've used pledge music well over a dozen times...

    I've used pledge music well over a dozen times (For vinyl, mainly, if you want to insert snarky comment. :-)) and it's been generally OK, if a little slow to delivery.

    The only major issue was my...
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    And do you think I give a shit what you think?

    And do you think I give a shit what you think?
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    Every pledge I've done in the past had an mp3...

    Every pledge I've done in the past had an mp3 version automatically included with the vinyl or CD.
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    Marillion?

    Marillion?
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    His nickname is 'Mr Chuckletrousers'... I'd have...

    His nickname is 'Mr Chuckletrousers'... I'd have been disappointed if he wasn't a curmudgeon and I got the impression he wasn't being that serious.
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    He's done wide variety of stuff. The early PT was...

    He's done wide variety of stuff. The early PT was more space rock than prog, and his other side projects are pretty diverse.
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    I saw Wilson in Coventry tonight. Excellent show!...

    I saw Wilson in Coventry tonight. Excellent show! A lot of instrumental work and very heavy in places. I can't name the setlist, as although I have all his albums (And PT stuff) I don't know a lot of...
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    I seem to recall they were released by 'HTD', a...

    I seem to recall they were released by 'HTD', a small record label (Based somewhere in the south of England, Kent perhaps) that released albums by 'reformed' old bands such as Renaissance (Mick...
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    Are you on the Facebook Thursday night thing?

    Are you on the Facebook Thursday night thing?
  56. Ha, funny! IA doesn't seem to like the track,...

    Ha, funny! IA doesn't seem to like the track, hence why it appears 'anonymously' and it's only a fragment.

    I picked up my copy from HMV and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    I blame Phil Collins.

    I blame Phil Collins.
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    I picked up the first two of these Marillion live...

    I picked up the first two of these Marillion live albums in HMV today. Fairly bland sleeves. Seems there is going to be 5000 of each album judging by the numbering.
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    He did the wicked lady a couple of years ago, I...

    He did the wicked lady a couple of years ago, I ordered it directly from his website.
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    I so wanted that to carry on for another hour or...

    I so wanted that to carry on for another hour or two. Marvellous.

    Shame really, as the UT New Trolls last studio album was quite decent.
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