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  1. Same as the HH lineup with Dave Pegg on bass.

    Same as the HH lineup with Dave Pegg on bass.
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    Sticky: With all due respect to the cumulative brainpower...

    With all due respect to the cumulative brainpower of progarchives this is nonsense.
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    Sticky: And who gives a crap what progarchives think? ...

    And who gives a crap what progarchives think? This album and Tarot Suite (haven’t heard any others) fall as much into the fringes of 70’s progressive rock as early Alan Parsons, BBD etc.
  4. From the tracklist it looks like the live show is...

    From the tracklist it looks like the live show is one that's been heavily bootlegged over the years - it's a great show so it will be nice to have an official version of it.
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    This is terrible news - the last update I'd heard...

    This is terrible news - the last update I'd heard was that the cancer was in remission.

    One of the greatest performers I've ever seen - with Juluka, Savuka and solo.

    "One day when you wake up I...
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    I only have If I Could Do It Again and Grey and...

    I only have If I Could Do It Again and Grey and Pink so this is very interesting.

    There were a couple of live recordings on the 30 CD that looked nice but overall that one is way overkill for what...
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    No.

    No.
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    Sticky: I've always had a massive fondness for this...

    I've always had a massive fondness for this album.

    I love the whole first side (on vinyl) - even with the slightly cod middle eastern tonalities. There are a couple of dodgy moments on the second...
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    Nearfest 20th Anniversary

    Unless my math is wrong yesterday and today are the 20th anniversary of the first Nearfest.

    Thanks to Rob, Chad, Kev, Jim and Ray for lots of great music and memories.
  10. Wait - why did nobody tell me that Jon Davison...

    Wait - why did nobody tell me that Jon Davison isn't with them anymore????

    So who is the new Jon?
  11. Wouldn't surprise me - though I did enjoy Rhythm...

    Wouldn't surprise me - though I did enjoy Rhythm of Love and Howe seemed to enjoy playing it which did surprise me :).

    They also had some good background graphics going on.

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  12. Saw the show in Toronto last night - missed...

    Saw the show in Toronto last night - missed Palmer and John Lodge but saw Asia and Yes.

    The Asia lineup sounded good - the guitarist/singer did a great job and it was nice to see Howe play a few...
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    Luddites? Because many people object to a...

    Luddites? Because many people object to a commercial model that is very good for the record companies (because they're buying the streaming service companies) but appalling for the artists whose...
  14. Good review John - thanks. So in case I missed...

    Good review John - thanks.

    So in case I missed it somewhere they didn't include the video from the Eyes Wide Open DVD correct? It seems a bit odd since they included the shows on video in the...
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    It sounded great.

    It sounded great.
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    I'd pay extra to hear them do their take on dance...

    I'd pay extra to hear them do their take on dance pop.
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    Really good show in Toronto Friday night - the...

    Really good show in Toronto Friday night - the band are really tight and powerful.

    So far Wasteland hasn't really grabbed me - I liked the songs they played from it a bit more live but hasn't...
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    The report in the RS article is clearly about...

    The report in the RS article is clearly about 1974 - don't know if they got it right or not but that's the report.
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    These days most people do.

    These days most people do.
  20. Looking at the first page showing the top 40 I...

    Looking at the first page showing the top 40 I don't have a problem with the list - those are all great records.

    I'd probably have the Wu-Tang album higher than Kanye but that might just be me.
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    It looks pretty comprehensive except for the Eyes...

    It looks pretty comprehensive except for the Eyes Wide Open DVD - no mention of it being included - not sure why not. The video Blu-ray Disc only seems to have the CoL tour video so no video on...
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    That was awesome.

    That was awesome.
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    Thela Hun Ginjeet - Tony Levin Journeyman - John...

    Thela Hun Ginjeet - Tony Levin
    Journeyman - John Glascock
    Ashes are Burning - any of the live versions I've heard by Jon Camp - he did some fabulous stuff with it
    Walk on the Wild Side - Herbie...
  24. Well they were going to until Mike decided it was...

    Well they were going to until Mike decided it was a bit too fiddly.
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    Saw the show in Toronto last night - really...

    Saw the show in Toronto last night - really enjoyed it. They didn't do as much of the radical re-arrangements as they have in the past but a solid selection of songs and the band was really tight.
    ...
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    The story that's been told is that he got the...

    The story that's been told is that he got the band's PA system in exchange for being on the album.
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    I got one at the Tull Warchild show - so 75? It...

    I got one at the Tull Warchild show - so 75? It was black and had the image in a grey colour of the headstock of the pole thing Anderson is holding in the photos on the cover of the album.

    My...
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    Yikes - the good seats in Toronto are $150 with...

    Yikes - the good seats in Toronto are $150 with fees.
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    Heaven and Earth and Sid's book are autobuys and...

    Heaven and Earth and Sid's book are autobuys and I suspect some of the other releases will end up in my collection as well.
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    Gee I dunno maybe go to the site and click on the...

    Gee I dunno maybe go to the site and click on the contact link at the bottom of the first page.
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    ^ I had all the HTM except this one - not sure...

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    I had all the HTM except this one - not sure why I didn't get it -maybe because of the reviews of sound quality.

    It is a bit rough but fantastic to hear the energy they were putting into this...
  32. Snap :)

    Snap :)
  33. Didn't Mike Dickson do an all mellotron album? ...

    Didn't Mike Dickson do an all mellotron album?

    Actually now that I look he did 2.

    http://www.mikedickson.org.uk/mellotronworks/index.html
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    A band I was in a few years ago tackled Kid...

    A band I was in a few years ago tackled Kid Charlemagne because the Guitar player had learned the solo and really really wanted to play it live - so we agreed.

    Let's just say it didn't go well -...
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    I had the first album years ago and I found it...

    I had the first album years ago and I found it very weak. It had many of the stereotypes of neo that I don't care for - a bad Tolkien reference in the band name, pedestrian writing and playing and I...
  36. Damn you Steve the whole thing should be there...

    Damn you Steve the whole thing should be there for all of us staggeringly intelligent people to download/listen to and post on how we won't buy it if we can't.

    Whew - I feel better now.

    Auto...
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    Looking forward to the show in Toronto next week.

    Looking forward to the show in Toronto next week.
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    Is there a version that takes all the terrible...

    Is there a version that takes all the terrible lyrics out?

    So I guess that means a version that only has Villa on it.
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    New Steven Wilson interview

    From Romanian television - an interesting in-depth conversation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwtaqozGwIY&feature=youtu.be
  40. Ah, damn. That sucks. I loved what he brought...

    Ah, damn. That sucks. I loved what he brought to Fairport as well as Tull and other stuff he was on (WAZ etc).

    Thanks Maart.
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    This is nonsense. Most bands who have 2...

    This is nonsense.

    Most bands who have 2 drummers do it because 2 players will always bring 2 different things to the table.

    I played in a celtic rock band for years when that was a thing and...
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    Keys to Ascension.

    Keys to Ascension.
  43. Your self restraint is admirable.

    Your self restraint is admirable.
  44. "Beginning" to think? :)

    "Beginning" to think? :)
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    So I have the same question I asked on the other...

    So I have the same question I asked on the other thread - for the highlights disc did they pick the best/most interesting versions of the songs?
  46. I never pulled the trigger on getting this but I...

    I never pulled the trigger on getting this but I really should :).

    I'm just not sure that I want the full set as opposed to the highlights version.

    Has anybody gone through the 2 disc version...
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    Working my way through the 80's box and listened...

    Working my way through the 80's box and listened to this show on the weekend.

    There are a few bits that didn't make it into the final recorded versions (an extended middle bit in Thela, a...
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    I thought that was you!

    I thought that was you!
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    Blame it on Rio. Still my gold standard for...

    Blame it on Rio.

    Still my gold standard for appallingly bad movies.
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    Thank You Scientist live last night - really good...

    Thank You Scientist live last night - really good show.
  51. Thread: Starcastle!

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    It's actually their second - and for a long time...

    It's actually their second - and for a long time it was my favourite of theirs but these days I think I marginally prefer the first one.
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    I was at the show as well and it was okay. The...

    I was at the show as well and it was okay. The first half was all the standard songs from the early albums that have been in the JT/IA setlists for the past 20 years - they were all competently...
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    There wasn't any impression like that at the...

    There wasn't any impression like that at the Toronto show - he talked 2 or 3 times mostly about Happy being ill.

    He introduced the band at one point so there was recognition of them.

    And he...
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    Yes it's the melody of the Foggy Dew - I've heard...

    Yes it's the melody of the Foggy Dew - I've heard quite a few folk performers do Moorlough Shore instead if they want to avoid the political/historic aspect of the original.

    The version from...
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    Saw Security Project last night in Toronto - I'm...

    Saw Security Project last night in Toronto - I'm still surprised they don't generate more interest on the site.

    Yes they're a cover band but they do what members here would view as the prime...
  56. Thread: Soft Machine

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    My god with that lineup I hope they come anywhere...

    My god with that lineup I hope they come anywhere near me - I may have to wear my tinfoil hat to ward off the Facelift signals but it's worth it.
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    I enjoyed the broadcast but as others noted all...

    I enjoyed the broadcast but as others noted all the ads (and there were many) really killed the momentum - it completely lost the gathering sense of doom that should be there.

    I thought Judas was...
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    Don't think they had canadian dates for...

    Don't think they had canadian dates for leftoverture - I went to buffalo to catch the show (which I thoroughly enjoyed).

    If this comes close I'll definitely go.
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    I agree there is a sameyness to the last few...

    I agree there is a sameyness to the last few albums but Out of the Tunnel's Mouth is probably my favourite of his since the first few solo albums. The songs, playing and production all work together...
  60. Thread: SAGA the end

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    That's really bad news - hope he can rebuild.

    That's really bad news - hope he can rebuild.
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