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  1. Thread: Birders

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    I must say you lot over the pond seem to have...

    I must say you lot over the pond seem to have much more colourful birds than we do in the old country! Our goldfinch is one of our more colourful birds, but still relatively dull compared with its...
  2. Sorry, that was rather rude of me...but I do get...

    Sorry, that was rather rude of me...but I do get annoyed at the general tone of this forum that portrays Steve Hackett as some sort of saint and only true carrier of the prog flame...constantly...
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    LOL...bullshit!
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    Revolver Sgt Peppers The White Album Edit: I...

    Revolver
    Sgt Peppers
    The White Album

    Edit: I just noticed the OP's reference to "brilliance in prog" so hoping these get a pass as "proto-prog" :lol
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    Personally I'd go with: Peter Gabriel Peter...

    Personally I'd go with:

    Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel

    I haven't seen Led Zep mentioned...probably go with IV/Houses/Physical Graffiti
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    I know exactly the feeling you describe and I'm...

    I know exactly the feeling you describe and I'm not surprised the Celts have a word for it - sgrìob - I've never heard of it, and of course just from looking at it I have no idea how to pronounce...
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    LOL! I haven't watched the videos that have set...

    LOL! I haven't watched the videos that have set per anporth off, but the guy sounds like a right bawbag! (There's another one to look up)

    I think the English equivalent would be characters from...
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    Yay! I was at this show at the Glasgow...

    Yay! I was at this show at the Glasgow Apollo...well it might not have been this exact one. They played three nights (I think) and I can't remember which night I was there...I'll have the ticket at...
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    I thought this was the latest Yes thread?

    I thought this was the latest Yes thread?
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    I think there are two main problems with prog...

    I think there are two main problems with prog vocals:

    1. The majority of prog bands are bad at coming up with good tunes, so the vocals are kind of secondary to everything else that's going on
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  11. Still saying Nov 15th on Amazon...where is your...

    Still saying Nov 15th on Amazon...where is your date coming from?
  12. Greatest Hits/Best Ofs were essential to me when...

    Greatest Hits/Best Ofs were essential to me when starting to purchase music. There were artists you knew you admired, but there was no way you could just go out and buy their whole back catalogue, so...
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    I didn't buy it. I bought the Live Topographic...

    I didn't buy it. I bought the Live Topographic one and quite enjoyed it....that was the last Yes show I saw and I thoroughly enjoyed that.

    I'll be going because Yes is my favourite band, they are...
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    I'll be there for the Glasgow show!

    I'll be there for the Glasgow show!
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    Ah, the pride of Glasgow! Love The Blue Nile, and...

    Ah, the pride of Glasgow! Love The Blue Nile, and I am so grateful I got to see them.

    All the albums are fantastic, but Hats stands out as one of the greatest albums by anyone. Saturday Night is...
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    I'm struggling to bring to mind the "proggy...

    I'm struggling to bring to mind the "proggy elements" in Hotel California...

    ...the double-neck guitar in the video maybe? :lol
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    Could be they were just having an off night I...

    Could be they were just having an off night I suppose. I wouldn't say anyone was a weak link the night I saw them...it was just collectively poor.
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    I saw Yes with Oliver Wakeman at the Usher Hall...

    I saw Yes with Oliver Wakeman at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh - and I got the nifty little Yes-branded USB stick with the show on it on the way out, so I've heard the show a few times since...
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  19. It may be your opinion, and I respect that, but...

    It may be your opinion, and I respect that, but as the "blurb" you quote makes clear, it wasn't Squire's opinion...
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    I'm not sure what the point of singling female...

    I'm not sure what the point of singling female voices out is?

    There is - and always has been - a trend towards homogeneity and following fashion in pop vocals, male and female. It would perhaps...
  21. 1. I don't know definitively, but I constantly...

    1. I don't know definitively, but I constantly read on here how much of an outrage it is that only the Nick Davies remixes are now available if you want to buy a Genesis album new. So I'm guessing if...
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    Hi chalkpie...so glad you enjoyed your visit to...

    Hi chalkpie...so glad you enjoyed your visit to our wee country. Sounds like you managed to pack in a good selection of what Scotland has to offer and got very lucky with the weather!

    If you ever...
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    Sepp Blatter...is that you? :lol:lol:lol ...

    Sepp Blatter...is that you? :lol:lol:lol

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jan/16/football.gender
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    That all sounds insane to anyone not used to...

    That all sounds insane to anyone not used to American Football/Ice Hockey etc. I can remember when substitutions in (real) football were limited to two, and were very rarely used. If anything like...
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    That's the price of the women's game becoming...

    That's the price of the women's game becoming more professional. USA players dived, England players dived...they all dive. Don't buy into the narrative that the women are some sort of higher species...
  26. Thread: ELO in Tacoma

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    Do Ya.....if that counts...

    Do Ya.....if that counts...
  27. Thread: ELO in Tacoma

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    They played Twilight in the Wembley show that was...

    They played Twilight in the Wembley show that was released on BluRay recently - from 2017. Sounds like they don't anymore...
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    For those who don't know...the final round of...

    For those who don't know...the final round of matches in a group always kick off simultaneously. The reason for this goes back to a notorious World Cup game in the eighties between West Germany and...
  29. I remember many years ago on here, when this...

    I remember many years ago on here, when this subject first reared its ugly head, sitting on YouTube timing various different performances of Siberian Khatru and coming to the conclusion that the...
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    Does anyone know if Abbey Road is going to get...

    Does anyone know if Abbey Road is going to get the White Album/Sgt Peppers treatment? For what it's worth, I hope it is!
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    Good choice, and I'd add Summer's Cauldron/Grass...

    Good choice, and I'd add Summer's Cauldron/Grass from the same album
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    King Crimson less po-faced than Yes? I don't...

    King Crimson less po-faced than Yes? I don't think so!
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    Ah, the Friday Rock Show! Unless my memory is...

    Ah, the Friday Rock Show! Unless my memory is completely shot, the Yes at Wembley broadcast was the very first Friday Rock Show...I remember it because it was broadcast on my birthday and I had to...
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    The White Album came with four individual colour...

    The White Album came with four individual colour portraits of the boys - roughly A4 size - and a big fold-out poster.

    ELO's Out of the Blue had a poster (I think) and a build your own cardboard...
  35. It seemed like there were plenty of people there...

    It seemed like there were plenty of people there to us! The weather was great, we'd hitched down (in two lots of two) from Stirling over a couple of days to this Shepton Mallet place none of us had...
  36. I was at the Apollo that night too, as well as...

    I was at the Apollo that night too, as well as the Edinburgh Playhouse a few days later. They really were phenomenal shows. I can't remember how (or if) he managed with the crowd-surfing section at...
  37. I've got Here Comes the Flood in German...it's...

    I've got Here Comes the Flood in German...it's the b-side of Biko 12"

    As for PG4 (and yes, never heard it called "Security" back in the day)...it's kind of PG3 part 2, great songs but the sound is...
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    To avoid confusion with "Tangerine"?

    To avoid confusion with "Tangerine"?
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    In my opinion they're a bit overrated but still...

    In my opinion they're a bit overrated but still pretty great. Unlike the OP I prefer them in the studio mostly...Plant's range suffers on the live stuff and they are generally prone to overstaying...
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    Well it sounds nothing like the studio version so...

    Well it sounds nothing like the studio version so I don't know where those comments are coming from. It may of course be A studio version, but I would have thought it was mostly live...the concert...
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    Well I've checked and you are indeed right...it's...

    Well I've checked and you are indeed right...it's missing from the SACD Stereo and 5.1 layers. Also missing is the sort of percussive crashing sound just after the line "He flies right down, gives me...
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    Yes, The Cinema Show on Seconds Out was the first...

    Yes, The Cinema Show on Seconds Out was the first that came to mind for me, the next two being AC/DC Whole Lotta Rosie (If You Want Blood...) and Deep Purple Highway Star (Made In Japan)
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    I don't remember that being missing (I know the...

    I don't remember that being missing (I know the bit you're talking about)...I'd have to check.

    On the same song though, it was only when listening to the 5.1 mix that I noticed that it's Phil who...
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    The BBC article on the Jackson film mentions that...

    The BBC article on the Jackson film mentions that The Beatles wanted to do a Lord of the Rings movie back in the day, with Paul as Frodo and John as Gollum! Apparently old JRR soon put a stop to...
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    Bring sunscreen, wet-weather gear and midge...

    Bring sunscreen, wet-weather gear and midge repellent! :)
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    Eloquent responses all...for not listening to the...

    Eloquent responses all...for not listening to the whole album (or any of it if that's your opinion). My point was that the album was conceived as a whole piece (rather than a collection of songs), so...
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    Vera Lynn was at #3 in the UK album charts...

    Vera Lynn was at #3 in the UK album charts recently...at the age of 100! :up

    I must admit I don't really understand the desire to cut up and condense an album that was conceived as a coherent...
  48. Thanks...yes it did go slightly over my head as...

    Thanks...yes it did go slightly over my head as I've seen GG touted as one of the big 5/6/7 many times on here over the years. I guess the PF thing should have been the giveaway, and it kind of...
  49. Were Gentle Giant really that big in the States?...

    Were Gentle Giant really that big in the States? Bigger than Pink Floyd at any time? I'm presuming you're either kidding or mistaken about 1973...the year PF released Dark Side of the Moon...

    I...
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    Reading this I thought maybe Highland Park had...

    Reading this I thought maybe Highland Park had brought out a new 12yr old, but a bit of googling would suggest that this is simply a new name for the regular 12yr old HP. In which case I agree with...
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    Let It Be has at least four stone-cold classics...

    Let It Be has at least four stone-cold classics that almost any artist would willingly remove their right testicle to have come up with: Let It Be, Across the Universe, Get Back and The Long and...
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    Apologies if it's been mentioned - I've looked...

    Apologies if it's been mentioned - I've looked but didn't see him mentioned - but didn't Jeff Baxter play Telecaster on the Steely Dan records? Or is that just for the videos?

    Whatever he's...
  53. Epping Forest is brilliant...and then pretty...

    Epping Forest is brilliant...and then pretty bad....and then cringeworthy....and then a bit dull....and then brilliant again....
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    I was talking about the Wembley or Bust release...

    I was talking about the Wembley or Bust release from last year of the 2017 concert at Wembley Stadium. When Lynne initially revived ELO in 2014 he had a pretty full orchestral string section backing...
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    I haven't seen Hackett since the seventies, but...

    I haven't seen Hackett since the seventies, but he certainly used to play the intro to Blood on the Rooftops live at that time...
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    No, it's been in the set list since he re-booted...

    No, it's been in the set list since he re-booted ELO in 2014.

    And on the subject of Time...Twilight is on the Wembley or Bust release, which is indeed fantastic. Jeff Lynne's voice is in...
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    The Fugitive bottom of the list? Pah! The list...

    The Fugitive bottom of the list? Pah! The list invalidates itself from the word go...and I really like Tony's voice on that album. It has a fragile, emotional quality that is entirely missing from A...
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    Well played both teams...Croatia very good and a...

    Well played both teams...Croatia very good and a bit unlucky first half (thought it was a definite pen though) but France's class won through in the end. Best WC final in a long time, they're usually...
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    Merci bien...and the pleasant holiday in France...

    Merci bien...and the pleasant holiday in France is guaranteed regardless of the result of a football match :up

    But you're right, a bit of joy for the French would be most welcome after a horrible...
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    Toodle pip England! They made the most of the way...

    Toodle pip England! They made the most of the way their route to the semi opened up for them...but at the end of the day they lost to the two decent teams they faced. From what I heard after the game...
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