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    My Tetra 111s (which, stacked underneath the...

    My Tetra 111s (which, stacked underneath the 222s, make up the 333s) are similar. With Tetra being all about honesty and truth, they don't over-accentuate the lows. Instead, they just warm the room...
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    Damn, I was a huge fan. Saw him a number of...

    Damn, I was a huge fan. Saw him a number of times and particularly enjoyed Sandhills Reunion, A Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing, News From the Street, Broken Circle and Dance Hall. Met him a...
  3. For any interested, I reviewed the Cow Box when...

    For any interested, I reviewed the Cow Box when it was released back in 2009. Chris Cutler was kind enough to advance me the music with enough time to absorb it all in time to get it written up and...
  4. Wow...thanks, man! I didn't realise Markus would...

    Wow...thanks, man! I didn't realise Markus would use the whole thing, to be honest, so just like my articles, thanks for taking the time to slog through all the babble!
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    Immediately preordered the 24/192 high res FLAC...

    Immediately preordered the 24/192 high res FLAC box. I tend to do that now, as I've already got one whole shelf of GD box sets, so I can't find more space...and the high res editions usually sound...
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    In the Dark After that, while some studio...

    In the Dark

    After that, while some studio albums are good, the Dead really shine live, so of the "commercial" releases I'd get:
    Europe '72 (volumes 1 & 2)
    Dead Reckoning (live acoustic Dead from...
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    No, the soundtrack to The Grateful Dead Movie, a...

    No, the soundtrack to The Grateful Dead Movie, a concert film recorded in 1974 and released, I believe, in 1976 (or maybe it was '77). The five-CD soundtrack has everything, again I believe, that was...
  8. Thanks...he he....I always love the story about...

    Thanks...he he....I always love the story about Over My Head. Having the record label redesign the cd booklet and include all the indigenous birds but omit all of the participating musicians sure put...
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    Agreed. Then add: Workingman's Dead American...

    Agreed. Then add:

    Workingman's Dead
    American Beauty
    Blues for Allah
    Europe '72
    Skull & Roses

    I'd also pick up some well-recorded and mastered albums (so from dead.net or...
  10. Markus Reuter MR PDCST #42: Me! (+ KC Book Update)

    Hello everyone! As always, sorry for being largely offline, but I'm closing in on finishing the first draft of the King Crimson book. I've got all but five of the 135 all about jazz articles revised,...
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    Late to the discussion, but for what it's...

    Late to the discussion, but for what it's worth....

    I've got a stupid number of albums on CD, SACD, Blu Ray Pure Audio, DVD-A, and high res downloads. I've lost count but I suspect, between my...
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    Absolutely! And a single layer BR can hold 25gb,...

    Absolutely! And a single layer BR can hold 25gb, a dual layer 50. Before i invested in RAID drives and complete and proper backups of everything I have, and back when I was shooting a lot of live...
  13. Thread: VDGG box!

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    I guess my usual take is to be grateful for what...

    I guess my usual take is to be grateful for what there will be, rather than being unhappy about what there won't. Sure I'd love every album in high res, and love box sets like the recent two John...
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    I can't speak for KC, at least certainly not now,...

    I can't speak for KC, at least certainly not now, but in a nutshell, artists often plan beyond the current tour, even whilst on it.

    I know a good number of artists who plan ahead multiple years....
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    It's a real shame that your experiences have...

    It's a real shame that your experiences have caused you to think this way, and for that I am truly sorry.

    For me, when I try to rekindle relationships years after a fallout, I always know it'll...
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    :O :( !!

    :O :( !!
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    That is a drag. Mind you, you can play the audio...

    That is a drag. Mind you, you can play the audio content on a blu ray without the tv, though I've no,idea how you'd navigate the menu!


    I have a Blu ray player/ripper hanging off my Mac, but...
  18. Thread: VDGG box!

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    I'm afraid that won't be forthcoming (but...

    I'm afraid that won't be forthcoming (but thanks!). I'm nearing completion of the first draft of the Crimson book, and while I've committed to the Caravan box in mid-August, I didn't feel comfy...
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    Last time they played Toronto in 2019 it was a...

    Last time they played Toronto in 2019 it was a partly covered outdoor sort of amphitheatre. I was in the covered section and the sound was as good as any other Crimson show I've seen since 2014. It's...
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    Those two on ones are the Blu ray covers as each...

    Those two on ones are the Blu ray covers as each has two albums. The cds will be in those folding cardboard containers with slots for each cd. Just like the Lennon boxes, for example. So no, the cds...
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    Nope. See my new thread on the box. The full...

    Nope. See my new thread on the box. The full contents have been detailed. But i'm fine with just those four, with the assumption that the remasters of all the original albums will correct and improve...
  22. Thread: VDGG box!

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    I'm attracted by the live performances but also...

    I'm attracted by the live performances but also two other things: (a) remasters that will hopefully improve on the ones Hammill supervised in 2005 or so; and (b) high res new stereo mixes of my four...
  23. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Not for me. I just got Burning Shed"s weekly...

    Not for me. I just got Burning Shed"s weekly blast and had no idea before. Sorry if I'm not as connected as you.... ;)
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    Ah, I missed that.... d'oh!

    Ah, I missed that.... d'oh!
  25. I'm in. I have the album in high res and it could...

    I'm in. I have the album in high res and it could still use some love. If the remixes are anything like the Beatles or Lennon, they will be revelatory. That said it's a different engineer so fingers...
  26. Thread: VDGG box!

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    VDGG box!

    I am shocked and stunned to be the first to post about the upcoming Van Der Graaf Generator box set, coming in September.

    The Charisma Years not only rights the 2005 remastering bads by...
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    Absolutely. Dunno why some feel the need to get...

    Absolutely. Dunno why some feel the need to get cynical. I got the Crux of the Biscuit, after grabbing the other Project/Object releases, and for someone who loves process, they've all been pretty...
  28. :rofl I think I might use that as an excuse...

    :rofl

    I think I might use that as an excuse from now on (with cred given, of course!)...

    But in all seriousness, I read some of my old stuff (as I have a lot in the past year), and I wonder how...
  29. Thanks, Dave...always appreciated!

    Thanks, Dave...always appreciated!
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    Or, conversely, he's acknowledging that it was a...

    Or, conversely, he's acknowledging that it was a collective effort. That's how I look at it.

    As for the bitterness between Gilmour and Waters? It's gone on way too long for them to patch it up, I...
  31. Wow! It's so great that this band has continued...

    Wow! It's so great that this band has continued on...I really thought it would be a one or two album side project as all three members are super busy, but they must love doing this to be able to...
  32. For any interested, a piece I wrote back in 2004...

    For any interested, a piece I wrote back in 2004 about Ian Carr & Nucleus, reviewing then-recent BGO reissues plus some live albums (including Cuneiform's marvellous Live in Bremen, with the great...
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    Yes, Madfish boxes are expensive, but compare...

    Yes, Madfish boxes are expensive, but compare them to Pink Floyd boxes. Less expensive than the far smaller content (and minimal text content) of Floyd's Later Years box, the Caravan box haa a...
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    I'd say the same about the Giant box...and, for...

    I'd say the same about the Giant box...and, for that matter, this year's Mayall box. Madfish definitely knows its shit when it comes to remastering the material as best they can, with the source...
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    Hey all, sorry I've been away, but I'm working...

    Hey all, sorry I've been away, but I'm working hard to finish the Crimson book, and don't have a lot of time for much else. That said, I'm planning to review the Caravan box (35 CDs, 1 dvd, 1 Blu...
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    No, and it's a shame. I got to see them live on...

    No, and it's a shame. I got to see them live on one of my last trips to Norway and they were, in a word, incredible. Mind you, that's my general opinion about everything o hear from violinist Ola...
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    I'm with you to a certain degree. It's just I...

    I'm with you to a certain degree. It's just I know that when a box is issued in limited quantities, those who cough up the extra bucks expect something. I don't care all that much, more mentioned it...
  38. Thread: Fred Frith

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    Just FYI, it's not a crimson review..it's a...

    Just FYI, it's not a crimson review..it's a crimson book, to be published by Panegyric.
  39. Thread: War (The Band)

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    ^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^^
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    Wow, that's tough. Amongst my faves Incredible...

    Wow, that's tough. Amongst my faves
    Incredible Shrinking Man
    Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein
    The Werewolf of London
    The Great Dictator
    Modern Times
    Naked City
    12 Angry Men
    Nosferatu...
  41. Thread: Fred Frith

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    Sadly, no, as I'm still eyeball-deep in the...

    Sadly, no, as I'm still eyeball-deep in the Crimson book, and I'm trying to stay focused with an eye to turning in a first draft by end of June. Sorry!

    As for where to start.. while not...
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    At least this one has a number of box set...

    At least this one has a number of box set exclusives that have yet to be released beyond it, specifically the Santiago show (available as a download, yes, but in compressed mp3 format), and the audio...
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    I'd have to go back and check, but I believe you...

    I'd have to go back and check, but I believe you may be correct.
  44. Thread: Fred Frith

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    FWIW, before and after I reviewed the 40th...

    FWIW, before and after I reviewed the 40th Anniversary Cow Box in 2009, I covered a handful of Frith albums, some in the Fred Records boxes (which I've purchased and wow, are they ever worth it!):
    ...
  45. I reviewed the two-disc Anthology back when it...

    I reviewed the two-disc Anthology back when it was released in 2008. The set includes full remixes of Hymn and Romantic Warrior in ther entirety, along with remasters of the material culled from...
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    Don't know how I missed this. I have most of his...

    Don't know how I missed this. I have most of his work and it's all lovely, largely calming music...I even love the poetry albums.
    RIP Harold. We loved ya, we miss ya, but with such a vast...
  47. Yup. No surprises but another strong set from her...

    Yup. No surprises but another strong set from her and the trio.
  48. Back in the days where I was spending 3-4...

    Back in the days where I was spending 3-4 weeks/year in Norway (how I miss them!), I saw Torstein many times, including E9, Shining and Mathias Eick. When I curated that series at the 2012 Komgsberg...
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    And proof that it is possible to have a business...

    And proof that it is possible to have a business model for soft media that is both reasonable and fair to the artists and labels who still invest in the risky business of making albums.

    I love...
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    Well, it depends. For an OOP CD, I'm willing to...

    Well, it depends. For an OOP CD, I'm willing to pay something of a premium...but not the crazy prices some people try to milk for such things. If I really want an OOP album and it's not available for...
  51. Thread: Fred Frith

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    Well, then, there's clearly something wrong with...

    Well, then, there's clearly something wrong with you, as it is just too melodic!! :O :roll ;)
  52. Thread: Fred Frith

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    I'd not necessarily blame the musicians. Some of...

    I'd not necessarily blame the musicians. Some of Frith's work, especially for dance, is very melody rich.

    The last year I covered FIMAV in Victoriaville was, in fact, the year that Frith's first...
  53. The fuzzy line between writing and arranging has...

    The fuzzy line between writing and arranging has never been adequately addressed in the music industry.

    The Band is another particularly good example. Sure Robertson may have written a lot of the...
  54. AAJ Review: John Mayall, The First Generation 1965-1974

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/allaboutjazz/photos/2010/0ac6f30e216c81ea90b1c14e3e92fd09.jpg

    My review of John Mayall, The First Generation 1965-1974 box set, today at All About Jazz.

    What do...
  55. Anyone with an idea when this is due for release?

    Anyone with an idea when this is due for release?
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    I agree with you. Some of his music has had prog...

    I agree with you. Some of his music has had prog elements (especially Grace for Drowning and The Raven), but there's always been a strong melodic pop sensibility about what he's done. His albums vary...
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    I'm afraid I cannot agree with you on a number of...

    I'm afraid I cannot agree with you on a number of fronts, especially that the last good pop was in the '60s. Without thinking hard at all I can think of many great pop writers: Neil Finn, Jellyfish,...
  58. Upcoming Elephant9, Arrival of the New Elders February 12

    Hi all! Decided to post more after yesterday's return to the forum after what is certainly a good few months since I was last around. the book has turned out to be more work than I'd originally...
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    For those interested, the bandcamp version...

    For those interested, the bandcamp version (whether you but hard media or not) includes the album in high res, and it sounds fabulous.
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    I received my Deluxe addition yesterday and,...

    I received my Deluxe addition yesterday and, while I must say that of all the deluxe editions he's released since Grace for Drowning, this is the only one where I feel a little ripped off. The others...
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