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    We really liked both seasons of Top Of The Lake....

    We really liked both seasons of Top Of The Lake. I don't remember now if I thought there were pacing issues, but it definitely was worth sticking with IMO!
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    Album release now pushed back to July 10th due to...

    Album release now pushed back to July 10th due to logistical problems. I expect this can and will happen with a lot of new releases for the forseeable future. :(
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    Banco - Di Terra

    Banco - Di Terra
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    I'm guessing that you don't tend to read entire...

    I'm guessing that you don't tend to read entire posts to absorb the message contained within. Maybe when you're done flying off the handle and foaming at the mouth, you can go back and see that I did...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99lSu0lkN-I ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99lSu0lkN-I

    Pretty rude thing to do, actually. Tom gave him a scoldin'.
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    I haven't seen Mission Impossible so I have no...

    I haven't seen Mission Impossible so I have no opinion of it, but you have to understand how a large percentage of a group of film buffs might view the tastes of someone who knows every last detail...
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    Yeah, I'm fortunate that my wife likes a lot of...

    Yeah, I'm fortunate that my wife likes a lot of great stuff too. But I have to endure a lot of shows from the other room, with studio audiences or groups of women cheering every eight seconds. It's...
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    Of those, we watched Poirot, Father Brown,...

    Of those, we watched Poirot, Father Brown, Sherlock Holmes, Wallander and Maigret. I have the complete DVD series of Red Dwarf, Black Adder and Fawlty Towers (among other Britcoms - still hunting for...
  9. This. Every song on Trespass had been in the...

    This.

    Every song on Trespass had been in the band's live set prior to being recorded in the studio (fun trivia: it's their only album where you can say that). The audio sample could have been...
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    Iron Maiden - Dream Of Mirrors

    Iron Maiden - Dream Of Mirrors
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    Ian (or anyone here), do you watch Shetland? We...

    Ian (or anyone here), do you watch Shetland? We finally got around to that one after years of putting it on the back burner due to insufficient time. I'm quite enjoying it, it's a unique setting for...
  12. Not to hijack with my own interview, people are...

    Not to hijack with my own interview, people are free to read it or not - I just thought I'd mention that when I spoke to Derek last November, he also mentioned Inside Out (and Civilian) then, without...
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    Rain Man. Some people might say The Outsiders,...

    Rain Man.

    Some people might say The Outsiders, but I find that movie quite dated now.
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    My wife watched that, and I had to be in the...

    My wife watched that, and I had to be in the other room, behind closed doors, with headphones on and very loud music the entire time. I've never heard such insufferable screaming and yelling...
  15. CARL PALMER: ELP at 50 - The Show That Never Ends

    Here's a nice interview with Carl from a couple of months ago. I don't think I saw this posted here, some fans might find it interesting, some good quotes here. I guess at the time it wasn't known...
  16. A fair point. When I interviewed him, he was very...

    A fair point. When I interviewed him, he was very down to earth, there wasn't even a hint of any kind of ego or pride. Only sincere gratitude at any praise.
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    Thank you! Yes, he really is. He was very chatty,...

    Thank you! Yes, he really is. He was very chatty, and very genuine.
  18. ^^^ Great! Thanks for that, your effort is much...

    ^^^ Great! Thanks for that, your effort is much appreciated! Though I'm surprised to hear Mike say Tony wrote the lyrics to White Mountain (I'm not convinced he's right about that, but he could be),...
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    Tonight we watched a great little character drama...

    Tonight we watched a great little character drama (with slight comedy elements) called The Land Of Steady Habits, with the always excellent Ben Mendelsohn. I highly recommend it, and as an added...
  20. And that's why you continue, which is great, and...

    And that's why you continue, which is great, and I do not, which should also be fine. I'm only explaining why I finally gave up after 25 years or more of ordering from him. For me, it was a...
  21. No, actually, it was one of several of Greg's...

    No, actually, it was one of several of Greg's long time contemporaries, who I do still order from because I do not have take all the extra steps you've illustrated above. Nor do I have to try to give...
  22. Here's what I did when I placed my most recent...

    Here's what I did when I placed my most recent order with a different vendor:

    Clicked 'add to cart', then 'checkout', then 'pay'.
  23. Looking forward to this. Can you give a sneak...

    Looking forward to this. Can you give a sneak peek as to what they say about White Mountain, Seven Stones and Time Table, by chance?
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    Thanks guys! Yes, it was a good one. Nick was...

    Thanks guys! Yes, it was a good one. Nick was very cool, it was more just two guys chatting than anything formal. I know it's a long one, but I didn't want to leave any more out than I already did!
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    New interview with NICK D'VIRGILIO

    We chat about his new album Invisible, and many other aspects of his career (Spock's, TFF, Genesis, Keneally, Cirque, BBT, Gilbert, etc.)

    I hope you enjoy it! :cool
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  26. Rutherford: "Looking back, it's a bit busy. But...

    Rutherford: "Looking back, it's a bit busy. But these are period pieces, d'you knowwhatImean?"

    Banks: "I wrote the whole thing myself and said to the guys: There you go, now play it."

    Collins:...
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    Without meaning to sound overtly critical or naive, why can't he just do these things, you know, properly? Why not make sure everyone gets his e-mails instead of people on forums having to forward...
  28. I love that disc. Spun it so many times, along...

    I love that disc. Spun it so many times, along with Five.
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    Yeah, definitely not my favourite story. So many...

    Yeah, definitely not my favourite story. So many great ones seem lesser known, although at least they covered them all in the Suchet series.
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    It's true, nobody can touch Suchet in that role....

    It's true, nobody can touch Suchet in that role. He's always great actually. Did you ever see The Way We Live Now? What an excellent mini-series that was. I was disappointed also in Kenneth Branagh's...
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    As we continue to catch up on series we missed at...

    As we continue to catch up on series we missed at the time, we have now become hooked on The Little Drummer Girl. Excellent cast! We binged The ABC Murders as well, which was okay, but as much as I...
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    I have the Walls Of Sound CD single with the...

    I have the Walls Of Sound CD single with the b-side track on it. The instrumental version of Only Seventeen is great!
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    ^^^ My favourite series of all time, and I agree...

    ^^^ My favourite series of all time, and I agree with everything you said!
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    If you like Aquarius, you'll probably really like...

    If you like Aquarius, you'll probably really like Visions. The epic title track is pretty fantastic.
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    Oh it could have been, I've just never seen it!...

    Oh it could have been, I've just never seen it! Would be a rare find for sure. :cool
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    Wow, that was released on vinyl? I've never seen...

    Wow, that was released on vinyl? I've never seen that anywhere, I had no idea!
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    I bought that the day it came out. Me and six...

    I bought that the day it came out. Me and six other people! :D
  38. My review of this new set is now up: ...

    My review of this new set is now up:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/anthony-phillips-the-living-room-concert-esoteric/
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    Hayley Atwell is gorgeous, too. :) 14123

    Hayley Atwell is gorgeous, too. :)

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    Very glad to hear that, thank you for mentioning...

    Very glad to hear that, thank you for mentioning it!
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    Really enjoying Pillars Of The Earth, we missed...

    Really enjoying Pillars Of The Earth, we missed it back when it aired but it's well done, thankfully it's on Prime. Might appeal to Game Of Thrones fans, although there's no fantasy element to it....
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    Haken - Virus released June 5th

    I know there are at least a handful of fans here. The new Haken album Virus is due in just a couple of weeks. The third advance single is being unveiled this Friday (May 22).

    My review is here:
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    I liked season 2 of Dead To Me, but I can see...

    I liked season 2 of Dead To Me, but I can see where it could put people off. There's definitely a lot of tearful apologies, only to find them making the same mistakes again, drinking, crying and...
  44. Agreed, the Anderson Ponty gig I saw was...

    Agreed, the Anderson Ponty gig I saw was excellent. Wasn't wild about the album, but loved the show.
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    Frost* - Others EP June 2020

    Three releases from Frost* scheduled for this year, including this new EP, a boxed set and a new full length album! :cool

    Here's my review of the new EP:
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    If anyone here is into Haken, my review of their...

    If anyone here is into Haken, my review of their new album is up:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/haken-virus-insideout-2020/
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    ... and now it's June 3rd. All e-mails have been...

    ... and now it's June 3rd. All e-mails have been completely ignored, no explanation, no idea how many more times they're going to delay it. They said it was shipping on May 1st, and took my money....
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    Never been a big fan of "Girl", but otherwise I...

    Never been a big fan of "Girl", but otherwise I love or like everything on the list!
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    .... these are the four titles I do not have from...

    .... these are the four titles I do not have from that list. It's crazy, I've got over 100 Zappas in my collection, but there's always going to be a 'want list' of sorts.

    As for my favourites...
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    Joe Zawinul - Brown Street

    Joe Zawinul - Brown Street
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    Courtesy of PE's very own "Birdy", owner of...

    Courtesy of PE's very own "Birdy", owner of Records On Wheels in Dundas, Ontario:

    Coltrane - Giant Steps
    Coltrane - Lush Life
    Coltrane - My Favorite Things
    Chick Corea - Akoustic Band
    Tony...
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    New album on the way this summer!

    New album on the way this summer!
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    The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual

    The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual
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    That's because that's what it says in the press...

    That's because that's what it says in the press release, portions of which have been directly cut and pasted here. I don't know if 'review' is really the appropriate term, in fact. It's really just a...
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    Thank you, much appreciated! Arjen was most...

    Thank you, much appreciated! Arjen was most gracious, he sent me a message saying he really enjoyed it, and wants me to interview him for Transitus when the time comes. Always nice to hear that...
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    My interview with Arjen is now up: ...

    My interview with Arjen is now up:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/pink-castles-in-a-purple-transitus-a-chat-with-arjen-lucassen/
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    Ian was a big smoker, as were a few other members...

    Ian was a big smoker, as were a few other members of Tull back in the day, especially Palmer, who like Ian switched to pipe tobacco later in life. I believe both of them are long quit now, though.
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    There was a third season of The Sinner, it was...

    There was a third season of The Sinner, it was quite good, better than the second I thought (though neither were as good as the first).

    Wife and I blazed through Wolf Hall recently, excellent...
  59. Thank god. Who needs to hear those same old songs...

    Thank god. Who needs to hear those same old songs trotted out for the umpteenth time?
  60. The Flintsones - Corona-dabba-doo: Fred spends...

    The Flintsones - Corona-dabba-doo: Fred spends the day bowling with Barney after telling Mr. Slate he can't work because he has come down with COVID-1900 B.C. - but when Wilma and Betty find out, the...
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