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    In the UK at least, RSD stock is not (unless...

    In the UK at least, RSD stock is not (unless things have changed recently) 'sale or return' so the shops can easily get stuck with it for years. Most of it, I look at and think, why would anyone want...
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    Haven't been for ten years. I could see it for...

    Haven't been for ten years. I could see it for what it was then and it just seems to have got worse, as now the 'vinyl revival' has taken off much more. I look at the lists and there's a lot of (to...
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    ^What do you make of S7? Last year, I really...

    ^What do you make of S7? Last year, I really liked the first third of it (up to about the episode 'Sleeper') but I thought it got really patchy after that. The Spike-focussed 'Lies My Parents Told...
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    Having got around to re-watching it, I liked the...

    Having got around to re-watching it, I liked the Pylea arc within Angel S2 more the second time around. It definitely works better separately from everything else- like a stand-alone movie or...
  5. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Lost Killer BBC Radio One “Top Gear” session...

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    BBC Radio One “Top Gear” session – 12th October 1970
    Previously unreleased

    I understand the transcription disc versions of these were edited considerably. There's an AM off-air...
  6. Thread: Early rock n roll

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    Another I find somewhat underrated now, given how...

    Another I find somewhat underrated now, given how many covers there have been of his work. Defnitely a key influence on various 'British Invasion' bands...The Rolling Stones did several of his songs,...
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    Yes I know a complete set of his work was one of...

    Yes I know a complete set of his work was one of those 'why isn't it on CD' things. And then when Not Fade Away did come out, few seemed to care, really. I also remember that set was very expensive....
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    Haley/Comets had been recording singles in the...

    Haley/Comets had been recording singles in the same style before they signed to Decca. I think it was 'Rock This Joint' which basically had the same guitar solo as 'Rock Around The Clock'.

    Gene...
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    There was a blink-and-miss-it 'complete' box of...

    There was a blink-and-miss-it 'complete' box of Buddy Holly called Not Fade Away. Long out of print, but these two released around the same time have most of his masters and might still be available....
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    Yes, I like all the Liberty/United Artists and...

    Yes, I like all the Liberty/United Artists and Charisma stuff, but I think the sound became a lot slicker after Robert Calvert left and Dave Brock steered the ship. Having said that I do enjoy...
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    Very good to see there will be separate releases....

    Very good to see there will be separate releases. I'm assuming the original mixes will be new remasters and not the 2005 ones?

    ISTR that Rimini show being hammered with noise reduction on previous...
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    ^I was listening to some early Donegan again...

    ^I was listening to some early Donegan again yesterday (I don't like the later Cockney novelty knees-up songs). His version of 'Frankie And Johnny' is one intense performance, especially for the UK...
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    I did like Eliza Dushku in Buffy and Angel, but...

    I did like Eliza Dushku in Buffy and Angel, but Dollhouse doesn't seem to have anything like the enduring following of Buffy/Angel/Firefly.
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    I played it again a while back and sadly, Radio...

    I played it again a while back and sadly, Radio KAOS really isn't terribly good. Beyond 'The Tide Is Turning' and 'Radio Waves', it's as light on tunes as you say.

    Sonically, it's a real time...
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    I watched Serenity on the weekend and thought it...

    I watched Serenity on the weekend and thought it was terrific. It did a really good job of rounding things off. It was just shy of two hours but if anything it could have been a little longer, as...
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    They weren't really a functioning band by the...

    They weren't really a functioning band by the time of The Final Cut and it shows. There's some strong tracks on it, but it's very much Waters-dominated.
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    Not including the multi-tracked Wembley, I think...

    Not including the multi-tracked Wembley, I think there's maybe one or two soundboards from 1974/5. One from Canada, ISTR.

    I'm not sure that there's any soundboard from this 1977 In The Flesh...
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    Over the last few weeks I have now seen Firefly...

    Over the last few weeks I have now seen Firefly (with the Serenity film to follow). I liked it too- probably 'Out Of Gas' and the finale 'Objects In Space' were my favourite episodes. Really...
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    Yes I never thought that any...

    Yes I never thought that any professionally-recorded live material from this era would materialise, TBH.

    Hard to think of another big rock band who is so badly represented by professional...
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    It was- there was a change of distributor...

    It was- there was a change of distributor alongside a change of label name.

    Eclectic as-was did all the 1977-82 albums but the 1980s ones weren't available for very long. They also released The...
  21. Yes and the 'I Don't Live Today' on Concerts. I...

    Yes and the 'I Don't Live Today' on Concerts. I think its only official release would have been in that aforementioned Stages box (some of it was on that odd In The West re-release). A great show...
  22. The estate should do a 2cd of that LA Forum show...

    The estate should do a 2cd of that LA Forum show and the San Diego show from around the same time.
  23. The one I've listened to most is the second Royal...

    The one I've listened to most is the second Royal Albert Hall show from February 1969. Obviously Monterey is great too.

    Of the 'best ofs' I quite like The Jimi Hendrix Concerts. It's very...
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    Sorry to read this. I remember some discussion on...

    Sorry to read this. I remember some discussion on here with progeezer about the Carpenters and doo-wop (the latter was a particular passion of his, ISTR).
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    If they did a remix of 'Still Life' for stereo...

    If they did a remix of 'Still Life' for stereo they could presumably have done it for 5.1.

    Is it known whether the newly remastered albums are getting stand-alone CD releases outside of the box?...
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    Rimini was an audience recording (assuming it is...

    Rimini was an audience recording (assuming it is the same source). One would hope Paris is not.

    I wonder if 'Theme One' is the correct single version.

    There was an early withdrawn mix of The...
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    Complete tracklist seems to be here, in a rather...

    Complete tracklist seems to be here, in a rather scattered fashion:

    https://store.hmv.com/store/music/cd/the-charisma-years-1970-1978
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    The one obvious omission is the BBC sessions....

    The one obvious omission is the BBC sessions. Indeed, they are somewhat scattered all over the place. The 2cd Show Of Our Lives was excellent, but kind of a 'best of'.
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    Good article about 'The Gift' (now 20 year old)...

    Good article about 'The Gift' (now 20 year old) here:

    https://www.vulture.com/article/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-the-gift-season-5-finale-series-legacy.html
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    Not buying but perhaps the most interesting item...

    Not buying but perhaps the most interesting item here is that Marquee 1971 footage. September 1971 with early versions of Waterloo Lily songs...was Dave Sinclair still there then?
  31. That Classic Artists documentary had Edge calling...

    That Classic Artists documentary had Edge calling Moraz 'the mad Swiss git'. :meh (This documentary showed a few of these guys are not necessarily the 'peace and love' merchants their lyrics might...
  32. The Blue Jays album sold well in the UK and the...

    The Blue Jays album sold well in the UK and the non-album 'Blue Guitar' was a hit. There was also Hayward's vocal contribution to War Of The Worlds, 'Forever Autumn'. And really both of these sort of...
  33. I don't think it matches their 1967-72 albums-...

    I don't think it matches their 1967-72 albums- they've settled into a somewhat more soft-rock sound by this point. The earlier albums had more of an experimental side. But clearly it's a far better...
  34. The riff of '...Bearded Lady' was returned to by...

    The riff of '...Bearded Lady' was returned to by Soft Machine (with Jenkins and Marshall) within the 'Hazard Profile' suite.

    I played these first two not so long ago. Although this one is...
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    I've never 'owned' it in a physical sense, but I...

    I've never 'owned' it in a physical sense, but I do know ...Emerald City has a few things which have never been released. From the Shrine, you get the actual 'It' played there and a terrific, fiery...
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    Have just finished 'The Gift' and thus S5 of...

    Have just finished 'The Gift' and thus S5 of Buffy. Still think it's terrific. I like the way it picks up things seen throughout the series- the troll hammer, the Dagonsphere, the 'Buffybot'. On my...
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    Yes ISTR Peter Gabriel actually told them this,...

    Yes ISTR Peter Gabriel actually told them this, decades later (the exact quote is in the Chapter And Verse book). I eventually got into early Bee Gees, and it struck me that Gabriel seemed to be...
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    Not related to Whedon but in the UK there was...

    Not related to Whedon but in the UK there was this big story a couple of weeks ago. This guy is probably best known to US audiences for being in the Doctor Who reboot, maybe. It's a grim read. He was...
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    It does strike me as odd that he hasn't really...

    It does strike me as odd that he hasn't really made any acknowledgement of these allegations. Not even the usual non-apology, 'sorry if you were offended' thing.
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    Sure but I've never sensed Foo Fighters have had...

    Sure but I've never sensed Foo Fighters have had much influence compared with Grohl's previous band. FF are just kind of there.



    But Carole King and Tina Turner were already there in some...
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    It did strike me as guilt-tripping her when I...

    It did strike me as guilt-tripping her when I read this interview towards the end of last year. And all very 'so you didn't like Kennedy, well don't blame me'.
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    I read an interview with him dating way back to...

    I read an interview with him dating way back to 2003 and some of the things Charisma Carpenter talked about this year are visible then. Specifically 'playing favourites'.
    ...
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    I think the funniest moment in Buffy for me was...

    I think the funniest moment in Buffy for me was Giles saying something like 'I'm still your watcher, now sod off!' in Band Candy. And Cordelia saying 'Good luck in England' to Wesley.:lol
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    What do people think of the earlier Buffy movie?...

    What do people think of the earlier Buffy movie? (I'm aware of the original actress' views, which again could be described as 'colourful'.:meh)

    I saw it last December but I didn't really like it....
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    More footage, this time from Vienna, 1978. Been...

    More footage, this time from Vienna, 1978. Been up for a few days...I don't think anyone's posted it elsewhere.


    https://youtu.be/TmUrBG3rKVg
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    I'll watch The Nevers at some point. Some of the...

    I'll watch The Nevers at some point. Some of the reviews I've seen have been more about Whedon's transgressions, which doesn't seem fair on the cast or the show's other writers.

    I'll give Firefly...
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    Anya's scene (where she tries to make sense of...

    Anya's scene (where she tries to make sense of the effects of mortality) is also memorable, but I really tired of the character towards the end of this fifth series. Too many 'Anya says an...
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    So, The Body...I first saw it last summer and...

    So, The Body...I first saw it last summer and it's just as stark and difficult a watch the second time around. Again Sarah Michelle Gellar is exceptional. The scene which really sends me over the...
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    Looks like The Nevers makes its debut in the UK...

    Looks like The Nevers makes its debut in the UK next Monday.
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    ^I'm not sure if it's been on here yet but I'm...

    ^I'm not sure if it's been on here yet but I'm aware of it. I understand he 'left' The Nevers and other projects even before all these other stories coming out this year.
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    I'm not far off The Body in my rewatch (although...

    I'm not far off The Body in my rewatch (although I approach it with some trepidation!) and what strikes me again is just how excellent SMG's performances are throughout. That scene in Checkpoint...
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    I didn't go to a show per se (they only did two...

    I didn't go to a show per se (they only did two in the UK then) but they did a simulcast to cinemas from their Dusseldorf show, which I did attend. And the When In Rome DVD is great...sadly long out...
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    ^Was that Collins' first show as singer? (London,...

    ^Was that Collins' first show as singer? (London, Ontario)
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    By Numbers is somewhat low-key (by design), but...

    By Numbers is somewhat low-key (by design), but it's better than what followed.

    Who Are You is all a bit going-through-the-motions; the great title track elevates its status somewhat. 'Music Must...
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    ^Exactly. Getting to Ian Anderson territory. ...

    ^Exactly. Getting to Ian Anderson territory.



    2007 had a much better set than I had anticipated. It wasn't just a 'play the hits' tour.

    'Ripples' is probably my favourite Genesis song.
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    Yes, you're right. In the 90s and 2007 it was...

    Yes, you're right. In the 90s and 2007 it was lowered to C# (or Db, depending who you ask- same thing) minor. It's been lowered again so it's now massively different from the original. Listen here.
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    Yes this is what I have. There's another US...

    Yes this is what I have.

    There's another US remaster with the US title- Heaven Is In Your Mind. ISTR the US versions supposedly had better sound...I couldn't say!



    I did hear a live...
  58. ^Yes that's what I want to know. If I remember...

    ^Yes that's what I want to know. If I remember rightly it's easily checked- whether the first track 'Beautiful Scarlet' is in (the wrong, usual) B minor or (the correct) C minor.
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    I know there were different UK/US versions of...

    I know there were different UK/US versions of that Traffic debut (and 'Giving To You' has a different vocal intro in mono). I love it and ...Dolls House too.

    My absolute favourite UK psych would...
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    I'm somewhat in awe of your awareness of Genesis...

    I'm somewhat in awe of your awareness of Genesis esoterica! I didn't know this had been released.



    There was a clip of 'Land Of Confusion' a few weeks back, now seemingly in the key of B minor....
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