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    The first three Supersister albums have been...

    The first three Supersister albums have been added to my collection. I particularly like the first two. More discoveries from these Canterbury Binge threads!
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    A friend of mine pointed out that Hawkwind were a...

    A friend of mine pointed out that Hawkwind were a great band to do the ironing to - correctly. Maybe not the most sophisticated band but a fine bit of noise. Silver Machine was part of my growing up.
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    Boring answer but Strawberry Fields Forever takes...

    Boring answer but Strawberry Fields Forever takes some beating
  4. Thread: Acoustic prog

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    Incredible String Band.

    Incredible String Band.
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    I cant separate the trilogy into individual...

    I cant separate the trilogy into individual albums - I see them as one lovely piece of work!
  6. R.I.P.

    R.I.P.
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    ...sigh....

    ...sigh....
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    Thanks for all the shopping suggestions - just...

    Thanks for all the shopping suggestions - just need to work out if I like them now....
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    Just to say that looking at the prices on Amazon...

    Just to say that looking at the prices on Amazon I wont be starting with the Cardiacs any time soon..
  10. A recent addition to my collection during my...

    A recent addition to my collection during my Canterburian foraging. Fine album!
  11. Thread: Classical music

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    I live in hope that Sibelius' 8th will turn up...

    I live in hope that Sibelius' 8th will turn up hidden under a floorboard somewhere...
  12. Thread: Classical music

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    Sibelius is my favourite classical composer; new...

    Sibelius is my favourite classical composer; new details reveals itself on every listen. Symphonies 2, 5 and 7 are my favourites and the tone poems are a genre he excelled in.
  13. I was a big Moodies fan in the mid 70s, but by...

    I was a big Moodies fan in the mid 70s, but by the time this one came out I was listening to bands like the Jam. I've caught up with this and most of their later albums since and agree with the...
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    The list of artists I like that feature the flute...

    The list of artists I like that feature the flute is quite long. I must have been an Arcadian shepherd a previous life.
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    ^^^^ Needlepoint have a touch of Harpers Bazaar...

    ^^^^ Needlepoint have a touch of Harpers Bazaar about them too!
  16. I'm not sure any band is worth this sort of...

    I'm not sure any band is worth this sort of over-indulgence.
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    ^^^^ I have the Double Negative CD. Very good. I...

    ^^^^ I have the Double Negative CD. Very good. I may get others if cds turn up at sensible prices on Amazon!
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    Just added Chronometers and 185 to my Muffins...

    Just added Chronometers and 185 to my Muffins collection -what a fine band they were!
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    Of course the answer should have been Smile.

    Of course the answer should have been Smile.
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    It wouldn't be so much fun if everyone liked it!...

    It wouldn't be so much fun if everyone liked it! :-)
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    I don't know why people have a problem with jazz-...

    I don't know why people have a problem with jazz- it's just noodling with a saxophone instead of a guitar.
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    One thing leads to another (especially when you...

    One thing leads to another (especially when you are browsing these Canterbury Binge threads), so over the last 12 months the trail for me has flowed thus.... Gong to Hillage, to Egg, To Hatfield and...
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    ^^^ It's a shame that Kevin Furbank's book on...

    ^^^ It's a shame that Kevin Furbank's book on Gong did not cover some of the key solo albums by Daevid Allen - 'Good Morning', 'Now Is the Happiest Time of Your Life' and N' Existe Pas!' are...
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    ^^^ Me too over the last 12 months!

    ^^^ Me too over the last 12 months!
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    ^^ Yes per anporth, the name did not go...

    ^^ Yes per anporth, the name did not go un-noticed!
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    ^^ Not arrived today. Hey ho...wait a bit...

    ^^ Not arrived today. Hey ho...wait a bit longer.. sigh
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    ^^^^ Good album 2032,despite Hillage's presence I...

    ^^^^ Good album 2032,despite Hillage's presence I find Shapeshifter and Zero to infinity more pleasing- maybe it tries too hard to be contemporary. Gets better as it goes on though. :-)
    I'm waiting...
  28. ^^^ Good review! I've just tracked down the...

    ^^^ Good review! I've just tracked down the twofer cds so won't be forking out any more - but I do like those early albums, probably most of all.
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    In Pursuit Of Spring by Edward Thomas

    In Pursuit Of Spring by Edward Thomas
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    Zopp.

    Zopp.
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    I always feel that because Fripp was cool because...

    I always feel that because Fripp was cool because he played on Bowie albums and was a mate of Eno's there has been historical post punk revisionism to Make King Crimson the progenitors of Prog. They...
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    Well, I feel like the guy who turned up late at a...

    Well, I feel like the guy who turned up late at a party to find that everyone is just about to leave. Oh well, I'll just pop Of Queues and Cures on repeat and sit back on the sofa...
  33. ^^^ Getting rid of anything normally gets...

    ^^^ Getting rid of anything normally gets regretted!
  34. Sad he's died - but a band I couldn't stand.

    Sad he's died - but a band I couldn't stand.
  35. Pretty faultless album in my view. Inventive with...

    Pretty faultless album in my view. Inventive with some lovely magical sonic touches such as Asforteri. I finally got a copy last year but I'd had a big chunk of the album on the superb Canterbury...
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    A Very Cellular Song by the Incredible String...

    A Very Cellular Song by the Incredible String Band deserves an honourable mention, but to my mind the doors were bust opened on Sgt Pepper.
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    I think with it's American theme The Lamb Lies...

    I think with it's American theme The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway felt more contrived that their more 'English' albums, which seemed more appropriate to them - I see their peak as Foxtrot and Selling...
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    Something from the Gong camp these days; A...

    Something from the Gong camp these days; A Hillage Album, Good Morning by Daevid Allen or one of his meditative releases.
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    Not my favourite Tull album. I find the song...

    Not my favourite Tull album. I find the song themes particularly depressing, though they are good songs.
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    My favourite Greek band are Mode Plagal - very...

    My favourite Greek band are Mode Plagal - very enjoyable jazz/ rock /Greek folk tune fusion.
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    You certainly notice when he isn't on a Gong...

    You certainly notice when he isn't on a Gong album.
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    Some sort of magic is gone after the first three...

    Some sort of magic is gone after the first three albums- for me anyway. Maybe his new confidence after therapy back then did something to the music?
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    Bit of a control freak one feels. Glad the Tull I saw in 2004 still had Martin on board. Anyway its good that Ian is still being creative, but sadly I can't think of anyone who's more creative in...
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    The first Egg album.

    The first Egg album.
  45. Thread: Kayak

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    Superb band! I'm a big fan of the second album,...

    Superb band! I'm a big fan of the second album, bit of a Brian Wilson vibe to my ears.
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    Legend of a Mind - Moody Blues

    Legend of a Mind - Moody Blues
  47. Thread: Planxty

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    The 'almost' a Planxty album worth checking out...

    The 'almost' a Planxty album worth checking out is Andy Irvine and Paul Brady's 1976 album - Donal Lunny and Kevin Burke guesting.
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    I love Planxty -have all the cds- not a bad one...

    I love Planxty -have all the cds- not a bad one among them -Saw The Bothy Band- in 77 I think -another 100% class act.
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    I've just gone mad and ordered Henry Cow's In...

    I've just gone mad and ordered Henry Cow's In Praise of Learning and Concerts cds. Give me 10 years or so and I might be able to come back and tell you if I like then (I already have the other 3...
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    Oh Lori by the Alessi Brothers.

    Oh Lori by the Alessi Brothers.
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    Gong and it's various offshoots have been central...

    Gong and it's various offshoots have been central to my Canterbury binge - If I was to pick out an album that's been mighty pleasing me of late I would go for Daevid Allen's 'Good Morning'. I love...
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    A favourite of mine since I first heard it in the...

    A favourite of mine since I first heard it in the 70s-a very magical album and such a glorious cover that perfectly fits the contents!
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    Hello! I have just joined the Forum, and as I...

    Hello! I have just joined the Forum, and as I have been on a personal Canterbury binge for the last 12 months (at least), I thought I would drop in to say how much I have enjoyed this thread- and...
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