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  1. I also only came to Individual Choice fairly...

    I also only came to Individual Choice fairly recently (probably a couple of years ago). I was genuinely surprised how much I like it given what I'd heard about the album. It's probably the one I like...
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    "Diminishing returns" is subjective and purely...

    "Diminishing returns" is subjective and purely personal. Almost all of the people who have posted here who have experienced "diminishing returns" have done exactly as Bobby suggested and have "moved...
  3. Sticky: I don't have this DVD, but I have four of their...

    I don't have this DVD, but I have four of their five albums.

    I'm not clear what is on this DVD. I looked at the track list, but can't identify any of the songs from earlier albums. It gets good...
  4. Weird, I thought I posted in this thread days...

    Weird, I thought I posted in this thread days ago, but I don't see the post now. Maybe I put it in the wrong thread, LOL! :p

    Anyway, I love this album, as I do all the Ponty albums from Upon the...
  5. That makes sense, and I hope this is the case....

    That makes sense, and I hope this is the case. It's just the way she worded it seemed like she was going in a totally different direction.



    No doubt about it. It think having the name...
  6. Kind of a strangely worded announcement. She...

    Kind of a strangely worded announcement.

    She says, "Greg's idea, in his own words, was to give new, talented musicians the chance to be heard, when other doors might have been closed to them for...
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    There was already little to no interest for bands...

    There was already little to no interest for bands outside of a few mainstream, big name groups. If there is a faction that are turned away by no physical product - and I believe this is a meaningful...
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    Because we (who said we want CDs) don't want...

    Because we (who said we want CDs) don't want FLACs. We want proper CDs with proper artwork and packaging. You're happy with digital files, we're not. Simple as that.

    Like it or not, without a...
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    I really like their first two, but I'm not even...

    I really like their first two, but I'm not even bothering to listen to this unless it comes out on CD. If it does, I'll buy it for sure.

    Bill
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    I don't think anyone here would argue with the...

    I don't think anyone here would argue with the idea that artists are, and should be, free to do whatever they like. The question being asked here is, do fans loyally follow the artist on that...
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    The thing is, I sample all manner of stuff, even...

    The thing is, I sample all manner of stuff, even stuff by bands I've never bought an album by, just to see if they've changed, or if my tastes have changed, or just to keep some finger on the pulse...
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    There was a time that I at least tried with the...

    There was a time that I at least tried with the bands I grew up loving... Yes, ELP, Tull, and a host of others. Even bands I came to later, like PFM and Banco, I'd often try the "iffy" releases at...
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    I just got a copy of this recently. I guess I...

    I just got a copy of this recently. I guess I always dismissed it because of the cover, but it's actually a pretty solid album. I need to spin it a bit more, but the few times I played it, I enjoyed...
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    Got my CD from Wayside a couple of weeks ago and...

    Got my CD from Wayside a couple of weeks ago and I've really been enjoying it! There's a TON of music here, so it's a lot to absorb, but I have yet to hear anything I don't like. Will definitely be...
  15. Probably my favorite from Argentina, is Alas....

    Probably my favorite from Argentina, is Alas. Their S/T album and Pinta tu Aldea are both top notch.

    Bubu's Anabelas is a must (their 2018 album El Eco Del Sol is also excellent). I also love both...
  16. WORD! This is exactly my take on the album. ...

    WORD! This is exactly my take on the album.

    Gave it a fresh spin tonight and toward the end there's a few tracks (or moments within tracks) that evoke latter KC... but again, not a clone. They...
  17. Android Trio - Other Worlds... Great New US Prog!

    I haven't seen a lot of discussion about this, so I thought I'd start a thread.

    This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite releases of the year. At heart, it's a hard-hitting Prog/Fusion album,...
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    Sticky: I'm also enjoying this. I have both their CDs in...

    I'm also enjoying this. I have both their CDs in my Bandcamp queue. I'll check out Farmhouse Odyssey too.

    Bill
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    For what they are, I think they're really good....

    For what they are, I think they're really good. It's basic R&R with a gutsy, bluesy sound that I really dig. Nothing fancy, but really well done music, imo. They do some cool covers, and their bass...
  20. I basically agree with this. I took it on a car...

    I basically agree with this. I took it on a car trip not too long ago, and it was fun to just hear the whole thing uninterrupted and without distractions. There are a lot of great parts, and it's an...
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    Sticky: Very good call on this! After a quick sample, I...

    Very good call on this! After a quick sample, I just ordered both their CDs. Really interesting stuff!

    Bill
  22. Just gave this a first spin last night. It's...

    Just gave this a first spin last night. It's good. Perhaps a bit more "subtle" than their previous albums. Definitely one I'll be digging into a lot over the coming weeks.

    Bill
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    If I were to guess, and this is only a guess, the...

    If I were to guess, and this is only a guess, the band ran out of product on their back catalog ages ago. Middlemen had residual stock that was bought up over the past year of so on the strength of...
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    :lol This is great, good for you! I've had my...

    :lol

    This is great, good for you! I've had my share of these moments, coming back to albums I'd largely dismissed and wondering what the hell was wrong with me back then. This is why I continually...
  25. Autobuy when it comes out on CD. Bill

    Autobuy when it comes out on CD.

    Bill
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    Sticky: Great find! I just gave this a quick sample and...

    Great find! I just gave this a quick sample and ordered!

    Bill
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    Sticky: :up

    :up
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    If you're talking about the section that starts...

    If you're talking about the section that starts around 5:45, I think it's multi-tracked vocals with some processing. I assume it's all Phil's vocals. I don't hear any synth or Mellotron there, it...
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    There's a band I like a lot from Argentina called...

    There's a band I like a lot from Argentina called Pampa Trash who feature Bandoneon.

    https://pampa-trash.bandcamp.com/album/ya-fu-tango-progresivo

    They have another album in addition to this...
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    Mine arrived today, it's in the queue. Looking...

    Mine arrived today, it's in the queue. Looking forward to it!
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    So I've had this for a week or two now. It...

    So I've had this for a week or two now. It literally hasn't left my "to play" pile. Every spin reveals something new and fun. For me, this album just has it all... wonderful approachable compositions...
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    Ouch, that's a tough one! I feel that way about...

    Ouch, that's a tough one! I feel that way about passing on seeing ELPowell when they toured, but missing UK is worse. :p

    Bill
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    Among my favorite Prog albums ever, it still...

    Among my favorite Prog albums ever, it still blows me away after 20+ years of listening to it. The songs that were my favorites back then (Dead of Night suite, Alaska) have given way to pieces like...
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    Yeah, CD-R. I don't really buy those. I'll...

    Yeah, CD-R. I don't really buy those. I'll consider the download.

    Thanks,

    Bill
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    Awesome, I just bought it! Thanks. Out of...

    Awesome, I just bought it! Thanks.

    Out of curiosity, is your 2018 album Reboot also available on CD? (I have Visions from a Distant Past).

    Bill
  36. Very cool! He's quite solid, not nearly as out of...

    Very cool! He's quite solid, not nearly as out of place as he indicated in the interview (which was very interesting, btw).

    Bill
  37. As I say, I have all my Prog CDs in a...

    As I say, I have all my Prog CDs in a spreadsheet. I simply filtered the sheet on a particular decade, got the total for that decade, and divided it by the total. It's not 100% perfect as there are a...
  38. An interesting exercise. Of those I classify...

    An interesting exercise. Of those I classify "Prog Rock," and keep in my spreadsheet, the breakdown is as follows:

    1960s: .4%
    1970s: 39.6%
    1980s: 9.8%
    1990s: 9.32%
    2000s: 16.57%
    2010s: 22.15%...
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    Yes, novel. Why did I say short story? Who knows....

    Yes, novel. Why did I say short story? Who knows. It's among my favorite sci-fi novels.

    Bill
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    Sounds more like they got it from the PK Dick...

    Sounds more like they got it from the PK Dick short story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, on which the movie Blade Runner is based.

    Bill
  41. Just did a super-fast sample. Definitely right up...

    Just did a super-fast sample. Definitely right up my alley, I'll be getting this for sure. Great recommendation, thanks!

    Bill
  42. I guess "cohesive" to me means that all or most...

    I guess "cohesive" to me means that all or most of the songs sound similar, like they were from the same sessions or have a similar approach. The quality of these may be good or not so good, but...
  43. Funny, I just picked up Clarke's S/T album,...

    Funny, I just picked up Clarke's S/T album, Journey to Love, and School Days. Of those, I think I'd only ever heard the first one, and it never really resonated much with me, but hearing it now I...
  44. I owned them both but ditched them ages ago and...

    I owned them both but ditched them ages ago and have never thought about them again. I was OK with the concept, but to me the execution was awful, especially the drums and guitars. Keys were also...
  45. ELO were one of my "gateway to Prog" bands back...

    ELO were one of my "gateway to Prog" bands back before I discovered ELP and Yes in the late 70s. Of the early ones, I still dig Eldorado, but I found I lost interest in the others. I do recall some...
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    Cool, thanks! Bill

    Cool, thanks!

    Bill
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    Already ordered the CD. Looking forward to it, I...

    Already ordered the CD. Looking forward to it, I really like his solo stuff.

    Bill
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    I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not. It...

    I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not. It may not be fixable in a remaster... it would probably need a remix, and I'm not sure of the original multi-tracks are still available.

    It sounds to...
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    To me, a very good but not perfect album....

    To me, a very good but not perfect album. Peacock's vocals are a bit of an acquired taste, made harder to appreciate by the absolutely horrendous mix on some of those vocal tracks. The music is just...
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    Sticky: Cool, ordered! Bill

    Cool, ordered!

    Bill
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    I have an NAD amplifier and B&W tower speakers in...

    I have an NAD amplifier and B&W tower speakers in my living room with a Sony Blue-Ray player that works fine for CDs. That's the system I use unless I'm in the car. I only use the PC or laptop to...
  52. I think it's a fitting way to end the album....

    I think it's a fitting way to end the album. Musically, it isn't my favorite piece here, but it works for what they lyrics are trying to convey.

    You always run a risk when you name-drop current...
  53. I love both albums, but I'm 100% with you on...

    I love both albums, but I'm 100% with you on this. I prefer TCoL, and by a pretty big margin. I think it's absolutely brilliant. Yeah, it doesn't sound as good as TPtB. I could give a shit. When I...
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    Very cool! Never heard that before. I might...

    Very cool! Never heard that before. I might download that boot just for that track, I think they played it really well!

    Bill
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    Fantastic album! I'm glad to have the 2010 CD. ...

    Fantastic album! I'm glad to have the 2010 CD.

    Bill
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    Obviously this is almost a chestnut. Personally,...

    Obviously this is almost a chestnut. Personally, I far prefer Snow Goose and Moonmadness, but this one has its charms. Supertwister is the star for me. The two long track feel a bit hippy-dippy, a...
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    I like El Patio. I think I had the first three...

    I like El Patio. I think I had the first three Triana albums, and this is the only one I kept. I agree, it has a really organic feel. My favorite track is En El Lago, which incorporates those...
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    I was really surprised the two longer tracks on...

    I was really surprised the two longer tracks on this, which were basically the original demo tracks, weren't on the first album. For my money, this record is far better than Hinterland. I wish it had...
  59. Interesting you said this. I'm not sure I ever...

    Interesting you said this. I'm not sure I ever tried Divinities, but definitely heard the other two and didn't think too much of them. This prompted me to sample Divinities, and for the most part I...
  60. For fans of the earlier GBS albums, I think...

    For fans of the earlier GBS albums, I think Sersophane is still pretty strong. I actually prefer it to Glue Works, but think those first four are pretty much of a piece and that generally those who...
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