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    The Wilbur stage is about the same size as the...

    The Wilbur stage is about the same size as the Berklee Performance Center stage. If it's smaller, it's just a tiny bit smaller. The two theaters have nearly the same seating capacity. I don't think...
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    The staging was somewhat different from what I...

    The staging was somewhat different from what I remember when I saw them at Berklee years ago. The guy who did Gabriel had far less space in the middle and at the front of the stage to move around,...
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    I saw the show in Boston last night. Absolutely...

    I saw the show in Boston last night. Absolutely stunning. I'm not the biggest fan of The Lamb, but seeing it live definitely injects some energy, especially in parts that I think drag in latter part...
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    I generally find the Basque stuff a bit too folky...

    I generally find the Basque stuff a bit too folky and pastoral for my tastes, and this one is no exception. I found very little of interest in the opening track until about the 15-minute mark... then...
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    I guess the first thing to come to my mind is...

    I guess the first thing to come to my mind is that it's a heck of a lot easier to criticize other's lyrics than it is to write them yourself. After working in an instrumental band for 16+ years, I...
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    I counted 57 that I own. It's a decent list, but...

    I counted 57 that I own. It's a decent list, but as someone pointed out earlier, it does sort of feel a bit like the "changing of the guard." There's no Genesis or ELP there at all. Heavy Horses is...
  7. Thread: Geddy isolated

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    True. There are certain commonalities in Geddy's...

    True. There are certain commonalities in Geddy's bass tone in all of these eras. I think that's based largely on what he was striving for in the context of Rush. Being a three piece, I think he...
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    Very interesting. So, basically, Geddy's...

    Very interesting. So, basically, Geddy's signature tone is the Ashley SC-40, modified slightly by whether he's using the Rick or the JB. Now I want an SC-40. :p

    Bill
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    Very interesting. I hear the difference, but...

    Very interesting. I hear the difference, but wouldn't have guessed it would be harder to emulate. It must be quite a bit deeper, more-so than I'd thought.

    Bill
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    I agree with you. I've always loved this one-two...

    I agree with you. I've always loved this one-two punch opening.

    Bill
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    I actually like the album, but fully recognize...

    I actually like the album, but fully recognize it's a pretty substantial step down from the 6 - 7 prior albums. Silent Wings stands for me as a minor masterpiece, and is possibly my favorite Yes...
  12. As John points out, I meant the Steely Dan song...

    As John points out, I meant the Steely Dan song Black Friday. Sorry if I confused you having talked about Tull, who do indeed have a Black Sunday, but I was referring to the Steely Dan song.

    Bill
  13. Oddly, when it comes to songs I play, I find I...

    Oddly, when it comes to songs I play, I find I don't burn out quite as much. I played in a Jethro Tull tribute band last Friday night, and I had to rehearse those songs endlessly. Playing them is...
  14. Most here seem to be identifying radio as the...

    Most here seem to be identifying radio as the major culprit. That was certainly true for me, as I said above, and cutting that out of my listening routine helped tremendously.

    However, your...
  15. I think this is me as well. I was super burnt out...

    I think this is me as well. I was super burnt out on a bunch of stuff, much of it mentioned above, but now I can play a CD and happily listen to Roundabout or Aqualung, or even Stairway to Heaven,...
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    Yeah, that's one of those choppy moments, the...

    Yeah, that's one of those choppy moments, the other being the almost Vaudeville-like transition into the "Friendly strangers came to town..." section. Like I say, it's not perfect, but overall it...
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    Of those three, I'll grant you, L'America is...

    Of those three, I'll grant you, L'America is probably the weakest musically, being a bit choppy. I think it does what it sets out to do, though. It's a very mysterious song. You don't know if it's...
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    Based on my purchases of the last three-and-a-half years, the most albums came from the USA, but Norway is not far behind in quantity, and right up there in quality. France is also right up there,...
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    I can sort of see thinking of the blues tunes...

    I can sort of see thinking of the blues tunes here as "filler." As I say, I used to as well, but I've come to appreciate them over time. I'm not sure I'd classify L'America, The WASP, or Changeling...
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    I absolutely love this album. My favorite by the...

    I absolutely love this album. My favorite by the Doors, who I don't like as much as I did when I was discovering them as a teenager, but still appreciate quite a bit. To me, this one is a...
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    I love Banco, and I love Di Terra, but I'm not...

    I love Banco, and I love Di Terra, but I'm not sure that's the album I'd recommend to start with by them. If you do, understand that is is incredibly atypical of their sound when they have their...
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    I played Hamburger Concerto last night. Overall,...

    I played Hamburger Concerto last night. Overall, I like that one a lot better, but again, there are things on Focus 3 I do enjoy quite a bit. Maybe I'll make a CDR that trims out some of the fat.
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    Agree entirely. I gave this a fresh spin tonight,...

    Agree entirely. I gave this a fresh spin tonight, and I was digging it for a while, but eventually the noodling takes over, especially that bass drum thing, and *then* a drum solo - blah - and that...
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    Thanks man! To be honest, It's not really my...

    Thanks man!

    To be honest, It's not really my thing either, but that is the genre that most closely matches what I've done. I don't think you'll find this like other Urban Fantasy books you might...
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    I've seen TNB do The Lamb before, but I'll...

    I've seen TNB do The Lamb before, but I'll definitely go again if/when they come back to Boston. I recently saw them perform the Trick/Wind material, plus a wonderful selection of other songs. It was...
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    A while back I mentioned I was having some books...

    A while back I mentioned I was having some books published. They're not strictly high fantasy, more urban fantasy or supernatural thrillers. The first book in the series dropped today in e-book...
  27. Thread: Which Was It

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    Boston for sure. I can still play those first two...

    Boston for sure. I can still play those first two albums and enjoy them. I never really cared for Foreigner.

    Bill
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    There must be. Damned if I know what it is,...

    There must be. Damned if I know what it is, though.

    With this record, my best guess is that it comes down to a focused, consistent sound, with compositions that you can follow, and that convey...
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    Rather than wait, I dug this out and spun it...

    Rather than wait, I dug this out and spun it tonight. As good, if not better, than I remembered. This one really hits on all cylinders for me.

    Bill
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    Probably my favorite of theirs. I'm not an...

    Probably my favorite of theirs. I'm not an uber-huge Avant Prog fan, but most of Henry Cow's stuff stuck with me pretty well. This one seems really focused, and while challenging, I find I can follow...
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    Well, that probably explains it.

    Well, that probably explains it.
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    I didn't know all that specifically, but it...

    I didn't know all that specifically, but it doesn't surprise me.

    I guess what surprised me was that someone from a "classic" period Prog band name-checked a newer release from a vastly lesser...
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    That was great! You wonder what happened to these...

    That was great! You wonder what happened to these great bands, and it turns out the same thing happened to them that happened to your own youthful artistic/musical excursions that met with commercial...
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    This is my experience as well. From the time I...

    This is my experience as well. From the time I started getting heavily into Prog in 1978-79 through the 1980s, I never once heard Camel. None of my friends through that period who were Prog fans...
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    Definitely my favorite Camel album. For me, this...

    Definitely my favorite Camel album. For me, this one finally puts all the pieces together in the format that I personally feel suits Camel best... the song-based format. I really like Snow Goose, but...
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    You're likely right. I'm surprised I don't have...

    You're likely right. I'm surprised I don't have it rated in my Netflix queue, but that's probably the film. I'm adding it again to see. IIRC, it was a pretty decent film in its own right. Thank you!!...
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    I can't remember the film, but my wife and I were...

    I can't remember the film, but my wife and I were watching some kind of action/crime move and there was a fight scene that was set to AREA's "Cometa Rossa" from Caution Radiation Area. We were...
  38. That is correct. The version I have is soured...

    That is correct. The version I have is soured from cassette, but I know at some point they found the master. Personally, I don't really care much for the song, so it's not a big deal to me, and won't...
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    Yeah, I'm totally with you. I really hope All...

    Yeah, I'm totally with you. I really hope All Traps on Earth do another one!

    Bill
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    I find it cloying, and pretty cliched. Some of it...

    I find it cloying, and pretty cliched. Some of it sounds like a bad Disney soundtrack to me. I especially dislike that kind of circus ending... like we haven't heard that a zillion times before. It...
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    I gave this a fresh spin recently as a result of...

    I gave this a fresh spin recently as a result of that other thread as well (that was the Sinkadus thread, iirc). I still feel about how I did when I did my intense listen a few years ago. I still...
  42. Thread: CDs For Sale

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    Sold.

    Sold.
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    Bump - I changed the deal, see above.

    Bump - I changed the deal, see above.
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    Kotebel took a huge step forward with Ouroboros,...

    Kotebel took a huge step forward with Ouroboros, and everything since then has been really top-notch. I like the earlier stuff, but I get your reaction to Fragments of Light. It's good, but not as...
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    I love all their albums, and the last few just...

    I love all their albums, and the last few just seem to get better and better. Cosmology may be my favorite, but the last three have all been stellar, imo. Hope they do another one.

    Bill
  46. I gave this a fresh spin last night. I got turned...

    I gave this a fresh spin last night. I got turned onto Supersister when I saw them at Prog Fest in 2000 and got their three 2/1 compilation discs. For the most part, I think I like the first three...
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    Again, if you already love APP, then there's no...

    Again, if you already love APP, then there's no issue.

    For me, understanding the lyrics to this album were crucial because the album simply isn't like the other "prog masterpieces." "Close to the...
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    It's not so much the "meaning" of the lyrics, as...

    It's not so much the "meaning" of the lyrics, as it is being able to follow the story-line that I think really helps with this particular record. It helped me, anyway. There was just too much I...
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    No, I don't have that one. Not sure I really need...

    No, I don't have that one. Not sure I really need an alternative version of Aurum Nosturm. Is it so remarkably different from the album?

    Bill
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    I'm not sure. If it's a Sinkadus album, then no....

    I'm not sure. If it's a Sinkadus album, then no. If it's another band, I'd need to know who.

    Bill
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    Yes, both albums were on Cyclops (CYCL 048 AND...

    Yes, both albums were on Cyclops (CYCL 048 AND CYCL 072).
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    I think this is a fair critique. You're...

    I think this is a fair critique. You're absolutely right about the time commitment. When I read it, I played the album, but paused it frequently to read the Ministry of Information description of...
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    I don't personally think Anglagard's last album...

    I don't personally think Anglagard's last album was up to the standards of the first two, and I don't find it so super far from what Sinkadus did on their two albums.

    Bill
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    So, I had a fresh listen to Cirkus last night,...

    So, I had a fresh listen to Cirkus last night, and Aurum Nostrum tonight. I have to say, I think both albums are really very good.

    My two criticisms are that Sinkadus' compositions tend to stay in...
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    I own and enjoy both Sinkadus albums. They do...

    I own and enjoy both Sinkadus albums. They do come off as being a bit, "Anglagard, Jr.," but if you like this sound there's no reason not to give these guys a shot. There was an article in...
  56. Further evidence for use of the term in the...

    Further evidence for use of the term in the northeastern US (and Canada), and now we've dated it to at least as early as 1977, which doesn't surprise me.

    Bill
  57. :up Yours was the post I was referencing.

    :up Yours was the post I was referencing.
  58. I got tickets to see Yes in late 1978 for a show...

    I got tickets to see Yes in late 1978 for a show in June 1979. I didn't know the band, so I went to a friend who was a bit older than me and asked to borrow a couple of their albums. He said, "Oh, so...
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    While there's some truth in this, I think the...

    While there's some truth in this, I think the issue is the degree to which this happens on APP. The seeming arbitrariness of all these start/stop moments is far more pronounced here as opposed to...
  60. He had a congenital heart condition which was...

    He had a congenital heart condition which was worsened by an infection caused by an abscessed tooth. Apparently there were lifestyle issues at play as well. My guess is he'd have survived had it not...
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