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    Well, I've listened to all 3 of the "original...

    Well, I've listened to all 3 of the "original trilogy" 2CD deluxe editions. The studio albums sound superb, of course, and the sound quality on the live material on the second disc of each set is...
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    Just picked up the 2CD "deluxe editions" of...

    Just picked up the 2CD "deluxe editions" of "Flying Teapot", "Angel's Egg" and "You". I didn't want to spring for the big box. Of course, the first disc I played was the remastered "Flying Teapot",...
  3. OMG, I've read many posts here that sound EXACTLY...

    OMG, I've read many posts here that sound EXACTLY word for word like the crazy stuff I did as a kid. I'll add this: falling off a cliff in the South Dakota badlands while rock hunting with my...
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    I'll freely admit that I've dismissed numerous...

    I'll freely admit that I've dismissed numerous prog bands because of average, bland, typical, or generic vocals. Bands that did everything else well. I'm a bit more forgiving when it comes to lyrics,...
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    Some recent posts about this box on the Hoffman...

    Some recent posts about this box on the Hoffman forum mention defective discs, so those who have bought it should try to listen to ALL the discs ASAP.
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    The original LP of Sonic Seasonings had a giant...

    The original LP of Sonic Seasonings had a giant poster of the cover art. Think I still have that folded up somewhere...
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    So glad I got Sonic Seasonings and her version of...

    So glad I got Sonic Seasonings and her version of Clockwork Orange when ESD released them. Wish I'd gotten Beauty in the Beast, but it'll turn up used someday...
  8. Watched this last night. It was worth watching,...

    Watched this last night. It was worth watching, though I'm tired of these docs that employ a lot of younger artists who weren't even alive at the time just to draw in more viewers.
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    The very beginning sorta sounded Gabriel-like,...

    The very beginning sorta sounded Gabriel-like, but after that, it was pure latter-day Hackett, who probably "embellished" the story of the song's origins...
  10. I listened to both versions last night and did...

    I listened to both versions last night and did notice all the differences listed above, as well as a few that weren't mentioned. They're mainly dealing with stereo placement (for example, beginning...
  11. I need to listen to them back-to-back, maybe...

    I need to listen to them back-to-back, maybe later tonight.
  12. I kept my One Way CD though I now have the...

    I kept my One Way CD though I now have the Alucard remaster.
  13. Had this since the late 70's, upgraded to the CD...

    Had this since the late 70's, upgraded to the CD when it came out. I like every track, they have a unique sound. Never heard anything else by them, I would've bought "DNA" if I'd ever seen it in a...
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    There Goes (not) Rhymin' Simon

    There Goes (not) Rhymin' Simon
  15. Speaking of Funny Ways, I have several live...

    Speaking of Funny Ways, I have several live versions of that track, and it seems like there's almost always a technical glitch (feedback, microphone not turned on, etc.) on that track. The only...
  16. Ouch! I forgot about that album, owned it briefly...

    Ouch! I forgot about that album, owned it briefly on vinyl in the 70's.
  17. Right you are! I may not be a math whiz, but I...

    Right you are! I may not be a math whiz, but I know how much to tip...
  18. I think Steve would have wanted to continue in a...

    I think Steve would have wanted to continue in a more progressive style than the rest of them, so he wouldn't have stayed past the next album (which wouldn't have been called "ATTWT" had he stayed).
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    My cable company charges extra for this channel....

    My cable company charges extra for this channel. I'm always seeing program listings on that station for stuff I'd like to watch, but I ain't paying...
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    My storage method cost me nothing. I brought home...

    My storage method cost me nothing. I brought home dozens of empty printer paper boxes (about 12" by 18" with tops) from work. I stacked four empty boxes, then filled the fifth one with two rows of...
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    ...if I were a rich man, la de dah de dah dah dah...

    ...if I were a rich man, la de dah de dah dah dah de dah...
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    From here on out for me, coverage of Buck, Willie...

    From here on out for me, coverage of Buck, Willie and maybe a few others is all I'm interested in.
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    Have enjoyed it so far. Like many here, I'll...

    Have enjoyed it so far. Like many here, I'll probably bail after the next episode or two.
  24. I was angry at first since it was CD or nothing...

    I was angry at first since it was CD or nothing for me, but now that I look closely at the tracklisting, there's only a couple of tracks I really want and don't have...
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    ...and kevin

    ...and kevin
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    ...similar to Charmin?

    ...similar to Charmin?
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    Yes, they are, judging by the track listings. I'm...

    Yes, they are, judging by the track listings. I'm just not sure I need any more live Gong, that's why I may go for the individual albums, not the box. I already have Live, Etc., Gong Est Mort,...
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    Good. I did see someone mention, either in a...

    Good. I did see someone mention, either in a thread here or on the Hoffman forum, that there would be individual album releases. This may be the way to go for me.
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    Yeah, saw this on the IMWAN ICE forum a few weeks...

    Yeah, saw this on the IMWAN ICE forum a few weeks ago. They spread out the 3 LP's on 3 CD's, though the earlier CD release on One Way fit them onto two discs. I wanted to get this for the "music only...
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    I was 15 in San Antonio, and I heard nothing on...

    I was 15 in San Antonio, and I heard nothing on radio or TV until that weekend. I was familiar with most of the bands, including Santana (my brother had that first album). My parents wouldn't have...
  31. Thread: Zolo Music

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    I remember about ten years ago our college radio...

    I remember about ten years ago our college radio station (UT Austin) KVRX had an evening show dedicated to "ZOLO" music. Lots of off-kilter prog and electronic stuff, familiar to most of us here...
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    I have 3 albums on CD, and I like them quite a...

    I have 3 albums on CD, and I like them quite a bit. Beautiful Place on Numero, and the two-fer Harry and Silent Mother Nature on BGO.
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    Peter Gabriel, Ian Anderson, Peter Sinfield,...

    Peter Gabriel, Ian Anderson, Peter Sinfield, David Cousins... and I know "XTC's not prog!", but I'm throwing in Andy Partridge.
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    I liked all three seasons about equally, but I...

    I liked all three seasons about equally, but I think the long wait may have made 3 seem better than it actually was...
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    I don't have a favorite, I have many favorites. I...

    I don't have a favorite, I have many favorites. I could never compile a Top Ten, or even a Top Hundred. I like something or I don't; anything beyond that is a waste of my time.
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    Well, now wait a minute... I remember when...

    Well, now wait a minute... I remember when Stratosfear first came out; I bought it and, upon first listen, thought that it was a lot more commercial-sounding than any of the other TD albums I already...
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    Banco's "As In A Last Supper" had English and...

    Banco's "As In A Last Supper" had English and Italian versions, too.
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    PG solo albums are always a mixed bag for me....

    PG solo albums are always a mixed bag for me. Always some great tracks, some good tracks, some okay tracks, and one or two tracks I just don't like at all. This one is no exception. My favorites are...
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    I agree with the OP; I've noticed over the past...

    I agree with the OP; I've noticed over the past few years that the younger, popular female vocalists in several genres lack distinctive voices, more so than their male counterparts. I'm talking rock...
  40. My big 3 are PFM, Banco and Area, and they have...

    My big 3 are PFM, Banco and Area, and they have been my favorites since the mid-70's. Many others come close, but they just don't have as many great albums in their discography.
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    I'd say no. The sticker does not say "from the...

    I'd say no. The sticker does not say "from the original master tapes". The Gong people want us to wait for the non-Charly box. I hope I live that long...
  42. I'll have to check these out when I'm not at...

    I'll have to check these out when I'm not at work. Been an experimental electronic music composer since 1980 (hence my name "sounds weird"), and have certainly delved into this type of music at times...
  43. RIP Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service

    He was 72. "Happy Trails", Gary... I had that album and "What About Me", which contains their hit "Fresh Air" back in the day. Now I have the 2-CD compilation "Sons of Mercury".
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    Wow, all those disparate legends together on one...

    Wow, all those disparate legends together on one album, and I somehow never heard about it until now...
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    I watched it in our high school library; I guess...

    I watched it in our high school library; I guess I was in summer school, or perhaps it was some kind of band/orchestra camp.
  46. Thread: Sibelius

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    My high school orchestra did "Finlandia", and it...

    My high school orchestra did "Finlandia", and it has remained my favorite of his works.
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    Yes, I bought the LP when it came out, then got...

    Yes, I bought the LP when it came out, then got the CD when it was released. "Here Come The Fleas" is the highlight of the album for me.
  48. Thread: CD Rot

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    I had problems with some of the original Todd...

    I had problems with some of the original Todd Rundgren CD's, and remember reading that it was common. If you looked closely, you'd see tiny "bumps" gradually appear. I still have the original Another...
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    Saw him opening for King Crimson circa 1973....

    Saw him opening for King Crimson circa 1973. Weirdest combination I ever witnessed, although PFM and Dave Mason came close. RIP.
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    Ha! Bought THAT one in the New Age markdown...

    Ha! Bought THAT one in the New Age markdown section, too, for a buck. Sold it finally, but a pretty good find at the time.
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    I used to have Journeys Out of the Body; I saw a...

    I used to have Journeys Out of the Body; I saw a used or marked down copy of the LP in the New Age section back when it came out, and bought it when I saw that it had a Jade Warrior connection (I had...
  52. I have "niches" in my collection for each style...

    I have "niches" in my collection for each style of music that I like. There's more room for some niches (prog, for example) than others (bluegrass, for example). I'm not talking about how much...
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    I have the 3-CD "Cook", "Live in Japan" from...

    I have the 3-CD "Cook", "Live in Japan" from 2002, that 4-CD "10 Anni Live" book/box. I also have the Esoteric remastered releases of "Chocolate Kings" and "Jet Lag", which have almost all of the...
  54. I found that Duke Street version of The Walking...

    I found that Duke Street version of The Walking in a dollar clearance bin at a Half-Price Books. What a great find!!
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    Her early career as a big band singer is very...

    Her early career as a big band singer is very underrated/forgotten, unfortunately. Quite the talented singer.
  56. I saw her twice in the late 80's-early 90's, and...

    I saw her twice in the late 80's-early 90's, and have most of her albums and a VHS of her videos. Been listening to her since I saw this thread pop up the other day. I like all the studio albums up...
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    I saw that tour as well, in Austin. I preferred...

    I saw that tour as well, in Austin. I preferred Phil's vocal performances at that show (and on Seconds Out) to later live stuff I've heard, when he decided to add more "personality" to the Gabriel...
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    I started a thread on this release a few weeks...

    I started a thread on this release a few weeks ago; it's appropriately posted in the "What's On/What's New" forum...
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    I never cared about the concept one bit, it's all...

    I never cared about the concept one bit, it's all about the songs for me. Every song on the album is fantastic in my book (with the exception of "Lilywhite Lilith" and "The Waiting Room", which are...
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    sigh... RIP Scott. I'll be spinning him all...

    sigh... RIP Scott. I'll be spinning him all night.
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