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    I love it too, but that thin, bloodless ECM mix...

    I love it too, but that thin, bloodless ECM mix kills me. Bruford & Levin sound as though they are playing in another room through a closed door.
  2. One of my favorite KT albums as well. A real drum...

    One of my favorite KT albums as well. A real drum orgy going on that one.

    Rest well, Mujician. You were one of a kind for certain.
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    I saw Bruford/Levin Upper Extremities (BLUE)-...

    I saw Bruford/Levin Upper Extremities (BLUE)- with Torn & Chris Botti (in the Isham spot)- twice in Philadelphia in the late 1990's, and they were superb.
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    Incidently, the Fabs were huge Tolkien fans and...

    Incidently, the Fabs were huge Tolkien fans and even tried to bankroll a live action LotR film adaptation in the 1960's.
  5. If memory serves, Ian did not stay with Charlotte...

    If memory serves, Ian did not stay with Charlotte Bates, and the woman pictured with Michael was his wife Mary (to whom he had already been wed for some time in 1970).

    I don't think it is a...
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    Hugh Banton (VdGG) has some nice classical organ...

    Hugh Banton (VdGG) has some nice classical organ pieces recorded.
  7. I think she comes off as a very "presentation...

    I think she comes off as a very "presentation concerned" media personality. This could be an inaccurate read of her actual personality and focus, but as we are not used to seeing stories about 1970's...
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    Let's send him to Morsefest- he is sure to meet...

    Let's send him to Morsefest- he is sure to meet him there...
  9. Sticky: Toyah posted it on Twitter as well: ...

    Toyah posted it on Twitter as well:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/toyahofficial/status/1246763820053381122
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    Romanian mob money, perhaps? More likely he...

    Romanian mob money, perhaps?

    More likely he has roped in quite a few new agers with his "light work" book and seminars- many of them have more bank than sense.
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    His work with Ministry and Swans is also well...

    His work with Ministry and Swans is also well worth investigation.

    https://toyahwillcox.com/dear-bill-rieflin-rip/
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    I just posted a little note in the King Crimson...

    I just posted a little note in the King Crimson news thread.

    Very sad. A wonderful guy.
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    Rest well, Bill Rieflin. ...

    Rest well, Bill Rieflin.

    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/Bill%20Rieflin%20has%20died

    He was 59 years old.
  14. Thanks for posting this. One of my very favorite...

    Thanks for posting this. One of my very favorite pianists (and there are a LOT), and a guy I was lucky enough to meet a few times as a jazz fan/aspiring musician growing up in Philadelphia.
    ...
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    Ah, Sun Ship- one of my favorite of the latter...

    Ah, Sun Ship- one of my favorite of the latter Coltrane records (as my nick gives away of course) ...

    Not much to add- McCoy was a titan of the music, and a really gentle soul and decent human to...
  16. Cool! I always thought it was a reference to...

    Cool! I always thought it was a reference to Proverbs 3:13.
  17. It is a biblical reference.

    It is a biblical reference.
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    "Am I going to be on record?... this can't be...

    "Am I going to be on record?... this can't be good..."

    That is a hilarious clip.
  19. I wonder if Paul Forrest and "The Jethro Tull...

    I wonder if Paul Forrest and "The Jethro Tull Experience" have received friendly warnings from Ian? Paul even guested with Tull proper a few times. It all seems so silly most of the time IMHO.
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    It is quite nice indeed. I would also argue...

    It is quite nice indeed. I would also argue Alan's peak as a player. A slightly dimmed fire from "Relayer" days but more nuance and control. Wish I liked the actual material more 😉
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    Natural echo from a large room in an Italian...

    Natural echo from a large room in an Italian Castle IIRC.
  22. Sometimes it is genetic "luck", sometimes it is...

    Sometimes it is genetic "luck", sometimes it is how well an artist cares for their pipes (and their lifestyle), sometimes it is how taxing the type of music they sing is (and how well they have...
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Simon_(musici...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Simon_(musician)
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    He is a French composer/ folk musician. I think...

    He is a French composer/ folk musician. I think the Excalibur albums are more Celtic traditionalism with modern touches than prog per se.
  25. He just can't seem to walk away from touring. At...

    He just can't seem to walk away from touring. At the very least he could focus upon the things at which he still excels: writing and playing new music. It is very sad.
  26. Thankfully, taste is subjective and there is not...

    Thankfully, taste is subjective and there is not a "Prog Mob" to ensure that Steve never 'gets away' with it again... 😉

    I also have issues with some of the recording/ production choices on the...
  27. "Black and Blue"

    "Black and Blue"
  28. I must admit, I would be far more intrigued to...

    I must admit, I would be far more intrigued to hear what Ant and Steve could come up with together than yet another Banks/Collins/Rutherford pop album limping to the finish line... 😷
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    I thought UKZ held much promise as well, but I...

    I thought UKZ held much promise as well, but I fear the time has passed. I don't think Jobson is up for the "touring bandleader" thing any longer.
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    Ha! Sputnik beat me to the punch.

    Ha! Sputnik beat me to the punch.
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    1.) Denial- shocked, overwhelmed, numbed 2.)...

    1.) Denial- shocked, overwhelmed, numbed
    2.) Anger- deserted, frustrated, agitated
    3.) Bargaining- longing for the past, "what if...", "if only...", etc.,
    4.) Depression- deep exhaustation,...
  32. I was at that Delaware show. It was pretty...

    I was at that Delaware show. It was pretty powerful- a little rough in spots, but punchy and exciting for sure...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQx-8l8feU
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    Oh yeah, Orrin is a beast on the ivories for...

    Oh yeah, Orrin is a beast on the ivories for sure. He was with Charles Mingus Dynasty for a while and tore those old Mingus charts up.
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    Yes! I have enjoyed them for many years. Their...

    Yes!

    I have enjoyed them for many years. Their debut (The Bad Plus) is still my overall favorite studio album of theirs, however These are the Vistas (2003), the album with Joshua Redman (The Bad...
  35. This is pretty funny. I happened upon it very...

    This is pretty funny.

    I happened upon it very late at night half way through and thought I was having some weird flashback!
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    I remembered it from the album but not the...

    I remembered it from the album but not the film... and now I know why.

    Always thought it was Pratt singing on "Hey You", cool to know it was Carin.
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    I think his main point (which he states directly)...

    I think his main point (which he states directly) is that it is an "odd form of entertainment" to be as popular as it is in 2019. He has attended every London performance (I believe) since Crimson...
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    Seconded!

    Seconded!
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    It wouldn't surprise me- Saxophone is one of...

    It wouldn't surprise me- Saxophone is one of those "full body" instruments that demand a lot of energy, and Frank has been very sick.

    P.S.

    If your computer set up or device is so enabled (most...
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    No, no. A clarinet would be much more intrusive...

    No, no. A clarinet would be much more intrusive if the soprano is harsh to your ears.
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    Jinx!

    Jinx!
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    I always felt Nicholas Shaffner's "Saucerful of...

    I always felt Nicholas Shaffner's "Saucerful of Secrets: the Pink Floyd Odyssey" was pretty damned good.
  43. "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" officially... 😉

    "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" officially... 😉
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    Just as well: even if Ginger had pulled it off, I...

    Just as well: even if Ginger had pulled it off, I suspect Jack would have been even more unfulfilled by the surroundings than he was.

    Meanwhile, I have always criticized Slowhand for his lack of...
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    I always wondered if Clapton talking about his...

    I always wondered if Clapton talking about his friendship with Dave led Ginger Baker to briefly jump aboard the Hawkwind ship in the late 1970's and early 1980's- it seemed an unlikely musical...
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    Well, at least they are real drums- I like the...

    Well, at least they are real drums- I like the lead vocal as well but the mix still leaves much to be desired in terms of execution. Some nice Hammond work from Rick, though.
  47. Until there is official news on this, I think we...

    Until there is official news on this, I think we can safely assume an overzealous fan had some fun in the Wiki editor.
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    If I recall correctly, that original guitar intro...

    If I recall correctly, that original guitar intro was recorded through the PA system of some arena someplace, in order to give it the distant/boomy echo- so fiddling with it too much was likely a...
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    I think they are mostly good tunes as well, and...

    I think they are mostly good tunes as well, and the reconstructed versions bring that out quite nicely...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LTGGb2VUmGg
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    And if David was absolutely married to using a...

    And if David was absolutely married to using a drum machine because there was no drummer on the original, he could have at least programmed it with a more "natural" quality (or if the machine-like...
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    The Bowie is a complete reconstruction leaving...

    The Bowie is a complete reconstruction leaving only his lead vocals and occasional instruments from the original- it is pretty amazing IMHO.
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    The first thing one must do to "mix the 80's"...

    The first thing one must do to "mix the 80's" out of an old record is to get rid of the drum machines (and early electric drum kits). I was rather hoping that Nick Mason would re-play the drum parts...
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    Gotta agree- was never fond of that one.

    Gotta agree- was never fond of that one.
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    Speaking strictly practically, I don't see a good...

    Speaking strictly practically, I don't see a good reason for Hackett to assign Gabriel a co-writing credit on the song unless it was his "skeleton".

    I like the song OK actually- pretty tune,...
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    I saw Simcock "back in the day" in Bill Bruford's...

    I saw Simcock "back in the day" in Bill Bruford's Earthworks. He was astonishing then, I can only imagine he is twice as good now...
  56. Funnily enough, "Bloody Cum" was a top contender...

    Funnily enough, "Bloody Cum" was a top contender for band name before they settled on "Asia" ...

    ;)
  57. And that's fine. He either hears how bad the...

    And that's fine. He either hears how bad the problem is and doesn't care enough to stop, or simply won't accept how awful it sounds out front. He will do what he wants. Personally I would be fine...
  58. Why ignore it? I thought it was great to hear him...

    Why ignore it? I thought it was great to hear him speaking of Jamie Muir, etc., I legitimately found the time skip amusing.
  59. Of course it isn't what I would want either, but...

    Of course it isn't what I would want either, but he can't sing live anymore and refuses to retire or hire a singer for the touring. I would rather he utilize technology to present decent sounding...
  60. I think it is fantastic that the 1972 and 1981...

    I think it is fantastic that the 1972 and 1981 King Crimsons have merged in Jon's mind...:bad
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