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    I recently started buying box seats when I can....

    I recently started buying box seats when I can. Sure, you're view is off to the side, but you get a private (or semi-private) box with absolutely nobody blocking your view, standing in your way, and...
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    There, I fixed it... 15559

    There, I fixed it...

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  3. Fantastic Michael, and fantastic album I am...

    Fantastic Michael, and fantastic album I am loving it.
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    I'm glad the ticket prices were obscenely high...

    I'm glad the ticket prices were obscenely high for the Chicago shows. Otherwise I would have actually bought a pair.
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    No, you leaning towards being correct. This may...

    No, you leaning towards being correct. This may in fact be more archival Dean work, as he has recently pulled a few things out of scrap bin in recent years. Why not, make a few bucks off of those old...
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    Agree. It has seemed for years that he only...

    Agree. It has seemed for years that he only supplies the painting, and the logo & graphics are done by cheap labor, and/or bad direction with strict branding guidelines.
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    Yeah but he's very much a statesman, that the act...

    Yeah but he's very much a statesman, that the act of him casually walking off stage could mean he's totally pissed off. ;)

    Poor Phil had to sit behind a collapsible enclosure on stage during the...
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    Monolith - People of the South Wind POKR -...

    Monolith - People of the South Wind
    POKR - Paradox-The Spider-Portrait He Knew, Closet Chronicals
    Leftoverture- Carry On, Miracles out of Nowhere
    Masque - nothing.
    Song for America - Lamplight...
  9. After hearing the first song, I purchased the CD.

    After hearing the first song, I purchased the CD.
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    Surprised they didn't play The Musical Box.

    Surprised they didn't play The Musical Box.
  11. That's EXACTLY what I think when I watch his...

    That's EXACTLY what I think when I watch his videos. So, let me get this straight, for 40 whatever years you never knew this stuff existed until now? And you're just now going on a binge listing to...
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    As long as Neal doesn't name a song...

    As long as Neal doesn't name a song "Heartbreaker", I'm good.
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    I suspect Neal feels he can use "Bridge over...

    I suspect Neal feels he can use "Bridge over Troubled Waters" because it's in a Bible quote.

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. ... Then we come to an...
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    Agree. I had a fallout with an old friend I was...

    Agree. I had a fallout with an old friend I was pals with all throughout our 20's. He was a total narcist control freak who was never at fault, and I had enough of it when I started dating my future...
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    Reading that, I laughed. But then realized it's a...

    Reading that, I laughed. But then realized it's a pretty legit question. Considering you can go see YES and Jon Anderson doesn't show up, or STYX and Dennis De Young doesn't appear, or you go see...
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    Yup. This is my method for most big arena shows....

    Yup. This is my method for most big arena shows. I got awesome tickets for RUSH, a sold-out show, at 10am (when box office opens) day of the show. Face value. Same with ELO. I got 6th row to Paul...
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    Yeah very sad. I had just finished doing his CD...

    Yeah very sad. I had just finished doing his CD artwork this weekend for his new band LIPS TURN BLUE. He was in good health and sounded amazing on this album. But all of a sudden the cancer returned...
  18. That's a good point on the photo gallery. The...

    That's a good point on the photo gallery. The concert focused heavily on ELP, with a few later-day KEB songs. One written by Bonilla. I also didn't know why they played stuff like "From The...
  19. I was surprised they didn't play anything from...

    I was surprised they didn't play anything from The Nice. Just a brief taste of Rondo was given. But really, America was a staple in his shows. And there is so much more... Mike Kennelly played "For...
  20. Genesis French TV 1974 "Melody" has I Know what I...

    Genesis French TV 1974 "Melody" has I Know what I Like and Supper's Ready complete.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAAYKPHtTfs
  21. I've had this video for over 20 years. This...

    I've had this video for over 20 years. This update is ASTONISHING.
  22. It was recorded in doubly.

    It was recorded in doubly.
  23. Yeah. Huge Wakeman fan myself. The re-recorded...

    Yeah. Huge Wakeman fan myself. The re-recorded Journey is IMO better than the original. He found the original orchestral score in an old box in storage, labeled something else, and decided it would...
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    Wait, are you kidding, or are you serious? ...

    Wait, are you kidding, or are you serious?

    Omega Monkey trolled the Spock's Beard message board back in the day.
  25. No Squire, No Arc of Life.

    No Squire, No Arc of Life.
  26. You're in luck! The re-recorded Arthur was just...

    You're in luck! The re-recorded Arthur was just made available last week! I already ordered it.

    https://www.rickwakemansmusicemporium.com/products/fdeaf5ad-694d-4b55-8b31-49cea86fbd21
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    This is life. Time marches on. I fully expect...

    This is life. Time marches on. I fully expect that in 20 years I will have a hard time finding a device that plays my old CDs, or transfers the files into the latest 2040 format/device. And that...
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    I have always been a die-hard CD buyer. But...

    I have always been a die-hard CD buyer.

    But in September this year I purchased my first new car that does not contain a CD player. It complicates the reasoning to continue to buy CDs.
  29. Good stuff man. I do believe he has been the...

    Good stuff man. I do believe he has been the engine that elevates the live shows since he came on board. They could not have found a better replacement. And since then, Styx has held a very high...
  30. I live the new single with its modern synth...

    I live the new single with its modern synth sound, and will get the new CD.

    Steven always seemed to me to be a musician who was frustrated that he could not attract a young audience. A bunch of...
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    When you look at "Works Vol 1" and how it was...

    When you look at "Works Vol 1" and how it was conceived and packaged as a grand offering of masterworks, "Vol 2" really spoke that they had dropped that idea and instead only had time to give us some...
  32. Just got the DVD today in the mail. I watched the...

    Just got the DVD today in the mail. I watched the first hour already and thought it was fabulous before even getting into the more classic set. Incredible stereo fidelity and the video was crisp and...
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    Actually, while they don't look "bad", SRS is...

    Actually, while they don't look "bad", SRS is more on track that they are very cheaply made. The blimp itself is easily found as stock art, and I bet a quick search can find those space backgrounds...
  34. Yeah. The solos are the best part, it's where you...

    Yeah. The solos are the best part, it's where you hear the individual expression of the musicians, rather than just the lyricist.
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    The horror!!

    The horror!!
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    I usually have to hide out for a few months after...

    I usually have to hide out for a few months after admitting such blasphemy, but I do indeed like Danger Money more than the s/t. Carrying No Cross is enough said for me. Although, the live Night...
  37. Steven Wilson has always been the driving force...

    Steven Wilson has always been the driving force of Porcupine Tree, so what he's doing now is what he would do if the guys in PT still played with him... so I don't get what people expect to hear...
  38. Absolutely killer!! It makes me like the song...

    Absolutely killer!! It makes me like the song even more, and gives me a better understanding of it. Love that GG turns into Leslie.

    Really appreciate the hard work and imagination that goes into...
  39. Perhaps the fade-outs are reasoned to be better...

    Perhaps the fade-outs are reasoned to be better for the digital age where people listen to tracks, or shuffle, rather than play all the way through. Thus, avoiding harsh cut-in/offs of audience noise.
  40. I'm not sure any of those 3 guys would have...

    I'm not sure any of those 3 guys would have insight into that. It would have more been a question for Nick D'Virgilio when he was on. From what Neal Morse has said, he (Neal) and Kevin butted heads a...
  41. Though I haven't seen every one of Sean's shows,...

    Though I haven't seen every one of Sean's shows, this was by far the best one I have seen. Totally engaging, fun and informative for 2+ hours. These guys could go on and on for days and it would be...
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    Oh. Well, the Mr. Wakeman Show is what I want....

    Oh. Well, the Mr. Wakeman Show is what I want. :lol

    Granted the "RETRO" albums can be a mixed bag, really cool instrumentals, some half-baked song stuff, and then Ashley Holt makes a couple brief...
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    The most puzzling thing about the "Mars" album is...

    The most puzzling thing about the "Mars" album is the hype around it. The first Wakeman prog album since Criminal Record? In the vein of Six Wives? Oh right, everything else was just pop nonsense.
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  44. An unforgettable night? Historic? I think they...

    An unforgettable night? Historic?

    I think they are using Neal Morse's PR guy on this one.

    Dean's painting is very nice! Graphics are a boring mess as usual.
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    I got the recent one with Rick Wakeman on the...

    I got the recent one with Rick Wakeman on the cover delivered to Chicago. I do not subscribe, I ordered that one specifically off the website.
  46. Great player for sure, and always love watching...

    Great player for sure, and always love watching him play his solos. I bought one of his albums, but his vocals just kill it for me (I do not like them at all), and the his songs/covers in general are...
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    Yes, and then move it back two squares and...

    Yes, and then move it back two squares and initial it with loving care, so it's captured for the queen to use.
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    I would be more interested in a recording from...

    I would be more interested in a recording from his Emerson/Wetton tribute tour with Bonilla.
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    Wow, that was fantastic Sean! I do believe we...

    Wow, that was fantastic Sean! I do believe we have to re-write the ARW history with that scoop you got there. Simply amazing how the story completely changed from what what we've heard in other...
  50. Look, I don't want the thread to get shut down or...

    Look, I don't want the thread to get shut down or get into a back and forth about it. If you watch the video posted at top, Phil Ehart says, "I don't know what popped into her head. I have no idea...
  51. They sure do, as we see here. But if I was her...

    They sure do, as we see here. But if I was her art teacher or art director/supervisor, and she was handing that in for her grade or project work, it would not get an A. The colors are brilliant, but...
  52. No she didn't. But, that's on Phil, not her. But...

    No she didn't. But, that's on Phil, not her. But whatever, people think the Paul Whitehead covers for Genesis are sensational too. If there's one thing I've learned being in the cover art industry,...
  53. Just amazing to me that he accepted whatever she...

    Just amazing to me that he accepted whatever she came up with on the fly. "I don't know what it is, but it has nipples." And that was good enough for Phil.

    She did a good job on the Prelude...
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    I received mine earlier this week in Chicago...

    I received mine earlier this week in Chicago area. I got an autographed CD.

    My thoughts on it is that it is a very decent album, and one that is quite good for a man of his age in his career. The...
  55. I wonder why this is a "Neal Morse" album, and...

    I wonder why this is a "Neal Morse" album, and not a "Neal Morse Band" album, since everyone in the NMB is still playing on it.
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    "After The Ball" was indeed off-the-cuff. He...

    "After The Ball" was indeed off-the-cuff. He improvised the song in one take. He talks about it in the Classical Connection video.
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    I can't wait to get this! I even love his cheesy...

    I can't wait to get this! I even love his cheesy stuff, so if this is top flight proggy Wakeman, oh baby!!
  58. It was indeed a WTF moment I had with Keith, I'll...

    It was indeed a WTF moment I had with Keith, I'll never forget it. But as a general rule, Keith didn't like watching video of himself play. He was also very anti-bootleg. Didn't like people posting...
  59. Carl was constantly rushing the tempos at high...

    Carl was constantly rushing the tempos at high voltage. Probably because he used to playing with young guys, he couldn't slow it down for the seniors he was doing the show with. Personally I didn't...
  60. I don't think Carl was really invited. Nor Greg....

    I don't think Carl was really invited. Nor Greg. The Los Angeles show was really a tribute given by Keith's circle of friends and family. I don't think ELP were like Rush. They were not three...
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