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    An interesting release, although unfortunately it...

    An interesting release, although unfortunately it offers many of the albums I already have. The two Momentaufnahme CDs look promising, but I wonder if Punkt hasn't already been covered by the ReR...
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    I will put my money on France winning the...

    I will put my money on France winning the tournament, not because they are holders of the World Cup or because they have Mbappe in their side (although these factors also come into play). But because...
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    I have had two injections of AstraZeneca and I...

    I have had two injections of AstraZeneca and I must say it has taken some of the stress out of my life. I wasn't walking around agonising about catching Covid, but over the last year it had been a...
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    I think you are being too tough on England. They...

    I think you are being too tough on England. They played well in the first 20 minutes of the game on Sunday, then let things slip a bit, then scored, then sat on their lead a bit (a very common trend...
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    Here's my obligatory Norman Whitfield plug, which...

    Here's my obligatory Norman Whitfield plug, which I feel compelled to submit every time "funk" is discussed here at PE ;). One of the things I love about Whitfield is how he uses the same song and...
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    :up

    :up
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    A very tempting box. Can anyone say what the...

    A very tempting box. Can anyone say what the sound from the Rimini concert is like now. Everything I have heard from that concert has been very low-fi. But in light of the superb sound quality on...
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    ^^^ This is more or less what Ray Davies would...

    ^^^ This is more or less what Ray Davies would have seen back in the day, standing on Waterloo Bridge and watching the sunset. A great cover photograph for McLaughlin's album (and fine music too)

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    This period also produced some excellent live...

    This period also produced some excellent live performances from these fine musicians - Paris (Bataclan), Sheffield and (the best, IMO) Roanne. The band was on fire.
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    Great to revisit this thread. Some amazing...

    Great to revisit this thread. Some amazing suggestions, and I will go (again) with Translucent Carriages by Pearls Before Swine

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    I have just watched the official video release (ordered on the back of this comment) and the black and white footage shot by that amateur cameraman really is eye-opening. The bonus footage, called...
  12. Thread: Fred Frith

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    Each box has a bonus disc and there is an...

    Each box has a bonus disc and there is an additional bonus disc - Live in Tel Aviv and Aubervilliers, which has Chris Cutler and Tom Cora playing with Frith - if you buy all three boxsets. The other...
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    Some fine photography here. Don't know how well...

    Some fine photography here. Don't know how well publicised this competition is, so thought I would provide a link:
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    I thought I heard a snatch of Over The Edge

    I thought I heard a snatch of Over The Edge
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    The new live album is up on Spotify. My CD order...

    The new live album is up on Spotify. My CD order has still to arrive, but even on Spotify the sound is good.
  16. You are correct. But the boxset is more fully...

    You are correct. But the boxset is more fully titled "Torrid Zone: The Vertigo Recordings 1970 - 1975" and In Flagranti Delicto was recorded on Contemp Records in 1977, so missed the cut.

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  17. Me too. The box set is good in that you get nine...

    Me too. The box set is good in that you get nine fine Nucleus albums. The downside, for me, is that there are six CDs in the boxset, so some albums start on one CD and run over into the next. In the...
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    Another excellent interview. Manzanera seemed a...

    Another excellent interview. Manzanera seemed a really pleasant guy and had some great stories. Thanks.
  19. ^^^ Yes, their sales were huge, but the Moody...

    ^^^ Yes, their sales were huge, but the Moody Blues's most creative period was from 1967 (Days Of Future Passed) to 1972 (Seventh Sojourn), and during this time they were largely seen as a...
  20. The influence of Miles Davis ('In A Silent Way',...

    The influence of Miles Davis ('In A Silent Way', 'Bitches Brew' and 'Jack Johnson') can be heard scattered all around this album and its predecessor, 'Electric Rock'. Ian Carr wrote a highly...
  21. Thread: Fred Frith

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    With microphone leads running through the water!

    With microphone leads running through the water!
  22. Spedding has had a rethink about this release. He...

    Spedding has had a rethink about this release. He has remastered it and it is now fairly widely available via the Hux label. However, about seven minutes have been excised. Station Song has been cut...
  23. A great album, with Jenkins and Marshal warming...

    A great album, with Jenkins and Marshal warming up for a switch to Soft Machine. I first heard this on the Torrid Zone boxset of Ian Carr's Vertigo recordings between 1970 and 1975, and what struck...
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    An early copy of Can's Monster Movie made it on...

    An early copy of Can's Monster Movie made it on to Discogs' Most Expensive Items Sold in March, fetching $5,800 (postage free presumably). Apparently only 500 copies of this pressing were made....
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    Excellent clips. I am looking forward to your...

    Excellent clips. I am looking forward to your interview.
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    I love these PE threads that get me re-examining...

    I love these PE threads that get me re-examining bands I thought I knew everything there was to know about them. I was looking at reviews of Delay and read a 2014 review by Michael H. Little...
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    Zess (the studio version) on big speakers I've...

    Zess (the studio version) on big speakers I've just bought. Magnificent. Loads of WTF moments.
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    I like parts of Full Circle and agree with you...

    I like parts of Full Circle and agree with you about Wobble’s input. But, to be honest, I have not followed the offshoots of Can very closely. Some of the tracks on Czukay’s Movie album –...
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    What are your thoughts on Czukay's solo stuff and...

    What are your thoughts on Czukay's solo stuff and Karoli's Deluge?
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    It is a very good article in Electronic Sound....

    It is a very good article in Electronic Sound. Some interesting points were raised. On the release of the new recordings, the article says this: “This is why Can’s live performances were a revelation...
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    ^^^ Me too. Excellent Karoli guitar on Waiting...

    ^^^ Me too. Excellent Karoli guitar on Waiting For The Streetcar. Reminds me of his playing on Mother Sky
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    There's A Light (Over At The Frankenstein Place)...

    There's A Light (Over At The Frankenstein Place) - Richard O'Brien
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    Just been checking the recording dates for Can’s...

    Just been checking the recording dates for Can’s ‘Music (Live 1971-1977)’ CD and I saw this. “The material for this compilation was taken from cassettes and tapes of non-professional recordings made...
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    Thanks for the information. I will almost...

    Thanks for the information. I will almost certainly get the new CD because I live in hope. It has always puzzled me why there has been so little top-quality music of Can in concert, and this article...
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    Thanks for the information on Dobson’s Bandcamp...

    Thanks for the information on Dobson’s Bandcamp music. As far as I can determine, this is the first music available from him for about 30 years (in which time he has learned to play the sitar)!...
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    It is available from the Planet Gong website....

    It is available from the Planet Gong website. Still reading the book and still enjoying it (and the credit card bill is still climbing!). Yes, I agree it would have been great to have detailed...
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    I am enjoying reading Kevan Furbank’s book –...

    I am enjoying reading Kevan Furbank’s book – ‘Gong: Every Album, Every Song’ in the On Track series – and simultaneously working through all the Gong studio albums. It is interesting to listen to the...
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    More Babe Ruth trivia. A few years ago I was...

    More Babe Ruth trivia. A few years ago I was walking in a field just outside Milford, UK, a tiny hamlet just south of Godalming (where Charterhouse School is, and the place where Genesis formed) and...
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    Really enjoying this, but my interest in Third...

    Really enjoying this, but my interest in Third Ear Band has focused on a short period in the late 1980s when saxophonist Lyn Dobson (once briefly in Soft Machine) was playing with the band. Dobson...
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    Hellbound Train - Savoy Brown

    Hellbound Train - Savoy Brown
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    Except for the banned and damned

    Except for the banned and damned
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    Really enjoyed the interview, it must have been fun to do. I am catching up on my Renaissance collection and have just bought the deluxe version of the Carnegie Hall concert. There is a lot of music...
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    Just listened on Spotify to the two versions of...

    Just listened on Spotify to the two versions of 'Giving To You'. I wonder what the thinking was behind dropping the posh English voice-over on the song. Love the 'I'm in jazz'!

    The first Traffic...
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    The Financial Times runs a very informative chart...

    The Financial Times runs a very informative chart tracking Covid deaths and outbreaks across the globe (FT content is usually behind a paywall but some articles, like this one, are free to read). The...
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    It would be fascinating to know where the Tommy...

    It would be fascinating to know where the Tommy songs were played in concerts of that period. I see that the concert in Hull, recorded the night after the Leeds concert, had exactly the same setlist...
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    Live at Leeds proves the dictum that less is...

    Live at Leeds proves the dictum that less is more. The initial vinyl release was 40 or so minutes of sheer Who power, kicking off with the anthemic Young Man Blues, Substitute and Summertime Blues,...
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    The Who Sell Out reissued

    The Guardian has a fascinating article on The Who Sell Out, prompted by the album's 'super deluxe' reissue this month. The newspaper seems to be having a run of interesting music-related items.
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  48. I am no expert on Brazilian psychedelic music at...

    I am no expert on Brazilian psychedelic music at all, but my interest in psychedelia has led me to look around the globe for the genre and I found the series Love, Peace and Poetry pretty good. It is...
  49. I thought you might be interested in this article...

    I thought you might be interested in this article on today's Guardian website.

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/24/from-eno-to-dua-lipa-why-musicians-are-fascinated-by-outer-space
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    Stranger things have happened. Look at the Gong...

    Stranger things have happened. Look at the Gong boxset - Love From The Planet Gong - released in 2019. There were five CDs containing high-quality live performances from 44/46 years earlier that had...
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    I don't know if it is a coincidence but there...

    I don't know if it is a coincidence but there have been three new entrants to PE in April, all with quick posts (and two enquiring about the origins of prog rock). I am beginning to sense a wind-up...
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    Svetty sprang to my mind as well

    Svetty sprang to my mind as well
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    My thinking is that what we NOW see as...

    My thinking is that what we NOW see as “progressive” music developed incrementally, and it is only in retrospect that we can see which albums NOW conform with what we NOW define (loosely) as...
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    Poor Moon - Canned Heat

    Poor Moon - Canned Heat
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    Welcome to the hornets' nest otherwise known as...

    Welcome to the hornets' nest otherwise known as PE :rofl. Your first post is a brave one, and very well argued. Now hold on tight for the reaction!
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    Good points. I find this happens with much of the...

    Good points. I find this happens with much of the footage I see from old BBC clips, including The Old Grey Whistle Test, where one would think the crew knew what they were doing and where the band...
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    Key to the Highway - Derek and the Dominos

    Key to the Highway - Derek and the Dominos
  58. Thread: Magma news

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    On Magma's Bandcamp page there are concert dates...

    On Magma's Bandcamp page there are concert dates for later in the year - from October 5 to November 6. All the concerts are in France, except for one in Belgium.
  59. Margaret Atwood on Laurie Anderson's O Superman

    Margaret Atwood writes in The Guardian today about where she was the first time she heard O Superman by Laurie Anderson. I also remember the impact it had on me the first time I heard the song and...
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    There are eight bonus tracks on Lighthouse; three...

    There are eight bonus tracks on Lighthouse; three grouped under the title ‘The Birth of Crystal Machine’; three under the title ‘The Forgotten Tapes’; and two live tracks. The live tracks, recorded...
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