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    Resistance to this disc being on my auto-buy list...

    Resistance to this disc being on my auto-buy list is futile! :)
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    Bill, You likely know this already, but the...

    Bill,

    You likely know this already, but the disc is up on Progstreaming. I for one enjoy all their albums. The Crush of Night suite (both halves) is outstanding!

    cheers,
    Don
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    Auto buy! Izz exudes quality throughout their...

    Auto buy! Izz exudes quality throughout their impressive discography.
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    ^^ Laura Meade's solo album, Remedium, came out...

    ^^ Laura Meade's solo album, Remedium, came out last year and it's very good. Although the Izz DNA is present, this album has her own stamp on it. Less "full sounding" than the band discs, but not...
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    Cool! Love all the Izz catalog and looking...

    Cool! Love all the Izz catalog and looking forward to this new one. Izz has been wonderfully consistent over the years.
  6. Artificial Silence - yet another great debut album

    Just had a listen to Negative Space, the debut album by Artificial Silence, on Progstreaming. Excellent stuff. Vocals, with harmonies at times, are very good. Lots of nice piano and instrumental...
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    ^^ Absolutely comfort Prog...and absolutely...

    ^^ Absolutely comfort Prog...and absolutely Amazingous! Loved it.
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    Happy 20 PE! I don't post much, but I do check...

    Happy 20 PE! I don't post much, but I do check in daily. Usually several times in a day, reading up on subscribed threads, checking new ones that may be of interest, and generally enjoying the...
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    This disc just arrived along with a few other...

    This disc just arrived along with a few other cd's I ordered. I had my first listen (love those "first" listens when it comes to Prog - those mysterious and sometimes cathartic moments as this new...
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    ^^ No denying that's Dream Theater. Sounded...

    ^^ No denying that's Dream Theater. Sounded great to my ears!
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    ^ Yeah! The Vancouver date definitely got my...

    ^ Yeah! The Vancouver date definitely got my attention. Prog bands rarely cross the border to play in Van. Montreal and Toronto often get the nod, most likely due to their population and proximity...
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    Do you own, or have you heard of, Jerry Lucky's...

    Do you own, or have you heard of, Jerry Lucky's books on Prog? They're quite informative and offer a healthy overview of lots of bands. He has a website with reviews and commentary among other Prog...
  13. Thread: Strawbs

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    I've never seen Strawbs live, but if I were you,...

    I've never seen Strawbs live, but if I were you, I'd definitely go! Also seems like a good band for an accompanying spouse, whether they are a fan of Prog or not.

    Happy Anniversary!
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    Count me in as a fan of this album. I have found...

    Count me in as a fan of this album. I have found it rather infectious after a couple spins. Also, at times, both the music and, in particular, the vocals remind me of Riverside's "Love, Fear and...
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    Izz employs two drummers, one electric and one...

    Izz employs two drummers, one electric and one acoustic, and to my ears this works very effectively.
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    Subscribed!
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    I'm in your hearing camp, Zappyesque. Though I...

    I'm in your hearing camp, Zappyesque. Though I wouldn't site Love Supreme as my favourite in TFK's canon, I do enjoy it very much, particularly the build up towards the end of the piece. For my...
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    Fantaztic stuff! Thanks Zyvez! Surprized they...

    Fantaztic stuff! Thanks Zyvez! Surprized they haven't been picked up by a label.

    Your dezcription iz perfect!
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    Got to echo other opinions on Space Revolver,...

    Got to echo other opinions on Space Revolver, and, as mentioned, specifically the book ending "I Am The Sun" suite. Part two is right up there with my favourite Prog songs of all time. Other...
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    ^^ "RPI" is a sub-genre of Prog and stands for...

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    "RPI" is a sub-genre of Prog and stands for Rock Progressivo Italiano, or...Italian Prog Rock. :)
  21. I see FS as a different beast than Milliontown. ...

    I see FS as a different beast than Milliontown. True, there are musical similarities and revisited themes but to my ears, FS has a different vibe to it. Plus Frost* adds some different colours to...
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    I do this as well (subscribe to threads that...

    I do this as well (subscribe to threads that interest me). However, this doesn't relieve the browser of all the threads he/she is not interested in when perusing "new posts". I've mentioned this...
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    In most music I listen to nowadays I hear either...

    In most music I listen to nowadays I hear either "yanny" or "laurel".
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    I enjoyed having my two elder kids join me, my...

    I enjoyed having my two elder kids join me, my wife and my two younger kids on our deck for dinner. It was sunny and 29c. I bbq'd burgers and smokies to go with a couple salads. Father's Day is a...
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    I enjoyed TOP upon the first spin and still enjoy...

    I enjoyed TOP upon the first spin and still enjoy it today, and partly for the reason why you had a problem with it. I found it to have a bit of a different sound than other Beard albums.

    All...
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    :up :up
  27. ^^ That was Daniel Gildenlow. I loved the...

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    That was Daniel Gildenlow.

    I loved the piece. Two thumbs up. Because of Daniel's voice and Roine's musical dna, it reminded me of Adam & Eve Flower Kings material.
  28. A few prog-metal bands that come to mind, and in...

    A few prog-metal bands that come to mind, and in no particular order of preference:

    Dream Theater
    Symphony X
    Shadow Gallery (surprised these guys haven't been mentioned yet)
    Vanden Plas
    Mind's...
  29. I have several Gazpacho releases and like them...

    I have several Gazpacho releases and like them all. There's something about their music, the vocals, the melodies that draw me in. I look forward to the new one!
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    Also happens with me. I've always assumed it had...

    Also happens with me. I've always assumed it had something to do with my ebay settings, but....maybe not. :)
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    Yeah, mine has also speeded up. In fact, I'm now...

    Yeah, mine has also speeded up. In fact, I'm now reading through tomorrow's posts! :)
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    Another big fan of the newer Frost*. Also...

    Another big fan of the newer Frost*. Also looking forward to sinking my teeth into Radio Voltaire.
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    Encouraging to read some positive comments on...

    Encouraging to read some positive comments on this latest iteration of the X-files. I'll be watching when this season is available in dvd format at our local library (later this year I suspect). We...
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    The disc has darkened my doors here in Victoria! ...

    The disc has darkened my doors here in Victoria! After receiving the email notification Jan 3, I wasn't expecting the cd to arrive until next week.
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    Seems to me there's a way of expressing in an RIP...

    Seems to me there's a way of expressing in an RIP thread that you weren't a "fan of the particular artist's music" without being disrespectful. And, to the other extreme, there's a degree to which a...
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    Unless they sold those twenty copies 10 times...

    Unless they sold those twenty copies 10 times each due to a glitch in their online store's inventory system! :O
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    BTW, samples from the disc can be heard from the...

    BTW, samples from the disc can be heard from the band's facebook page (for those, at least, who do facebook ;) )

    https://www.facebook.com/IQHQLive/
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    Me seven...or eight...or ninety-eight... :) ...

    Me seven...or eight...or ninety-eight... :)

    Thanks!!
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    Had a listen to this on Progstreaming and it's...

    Had a listen to this on Progstreaming and it's amazing. The three tracks I've left in the original post were particularly captivating. Now, I wouldn't recommend playing this Christmas morning while...
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    I still buy CDs. Perhaps not as many as I once...

    I still buy CDs. Perhaps not as many as I once did, but I've never been a big spender on music. I enjoy having the physical product, particularly the more elaborate packages. I generally listen to...
  41. Thanks for your feedback, Dropforge, rick and...

    Thanks for your feedback, Dropforge, rick and Rael. Much appreciated. This one's on my pending order list but I need to pare the list down to fit the budget.
  42. For those who have sat with this new Eloy through...

    For those who have sat with this new Eloy through multiple spins, how has it held up? I may include this one in my next cd order, but always value some learned opinions from my PE cohorts!
  43. Cool beans! Looking forward to this.

    Cool beans! Looking forward to this.
  44. Thread: Strawbs

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    I'm in this listening camp as well. Perhaps the...

    I'm in this listening camp as well. Perhaps the penchant for concept albums, or related/linking tracks plays a part in this. There are a few albums I can think of off the top of my head though that...
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    Thanks for posting that clip, Dan. Really...

    Thanks for posting that clip, Dan. Really enjoyed listening to it.
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    My ears don't deceive me when I listen to those...

    My ears don't deceive me when I listen to those 70's albums. I'd probably apply a venn diagram to Kansas, where there's a strong Prog Rock component to their writing, but the appeal of their music...
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    IMO it's a classic, Jed. I'm currently reading...

    IMO it's a classic, Jed. I'm currently reading The Hobbit to my soon-to-be 11 year old daughter. Love reading great books to my kids!

    And to the OP, thanks for the mention of the album. Shadow...
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    Sorry, I misused the "reboot" term. Do'h! The...

    Sorry, I misused the "reboot" term. Do'h! The short 6 ep season last year was OK at times, but it was a missed opportunity AFAIC. Hopefully the show redeems itself with the 2018 season.
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    X-Files 2018 teaser

    Here's the teaser for the upcoming reboot 2 of The X-Files. I was disappointed with the 6 episode reboot 1. It started off reasonably well, then fell off the bus. This teaser is promising...
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    Happy Birthday, Lino! (and PE :) )

    Happy Birthday, Lino!

    (and PE :) )
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    CBC (Canadian) has some pretty decent shows and a...

    CBC (Canadian) has some pretty decent shows and a variety of them plus, no commercials.

    I also listen to a news talk station out of Vancouver, BC - CKNW - which has some first rate talk show...
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    I watched most, if not all of this series (my...

    I watched most, if not all of this series (my memory banks aren't allowing for total recall on this) and I'd say the last season was very very good. Most, if not all the season followed an arc.
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    In our 19 years of marriage my wife and I have...

    In our 19 years of marriage my wife and I have never paid for cable or a streaming service (or tried using "free" online streaming services). We do, though, borrow dvds from our local library (and...
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    Echoing condolences to Steve and Virgil's family....

    Echoing condolences to Steve and Virgil's family. As a father of four, I can't imagine what Steve's going through.
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    Or, instead of a drummer....have several washing machines available, each with a differently weighted load. Then Geddy could select the washing machine whose individual thump thump suits the song. ...
  56. Thanks, Neil. Great interview, as I would expect...

    Thanks, Neil. Great interview, as I would expect from Wakeman (Banks was interesting to listen to as well :) ).
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    Well, it was all it was billed to be. It began...

    Well, it was all it was billed to be. It began with a vague sense of change in sunlight and rapidly morphed into what seemed like the onset of dusk. Eerie to say the least. Then, in the span of 5 or...
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    My inlaws booked a week at their fractional share...

    My inlaws booked a week at their fractional share resort in Oregon (we live in Victoria, BC) months ago. Little did they, or we, know that the location, laying between Redmond and Sisters is on the...
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    That sounds very good! Pretty impressive cast of...

    That sounds very good! Pretty impressive cast of characters involved too.
  60. IQ's Seven Stories Into Eight cassette f/s

    I've got IQ's first album, "Seven Stories Into Eight" (cassette) for sale on ebay.
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