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    It's the same setlist as the Merchants of Light...

    It's the same setlist as the Merchants of Light live album. It all depends on whether you want the video content or not.
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    Well I for one really appreciate your in depth...

    Well I for one really appreciate your in depth reviews. I'll go back to my reading now as I only got to Three Friends.
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    As if you ever wrote short reviews! Diving into...

    As if you ever wrote short reviews!
    Diving into it now.
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    And don't forget that Duran Duran's drummer was...

    And don't forget that Duran Duran's drummer was named Roger Taylor and was NOT the Queen drummer....
  5. Hell yes. The best of their "serious" side, which...

    Hell yes. The best of their "serious" side, which I prefer as I have said before I think.
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    My main issue with the 2 epics on disc 2 is that,...

    My main issue with the 2 epics on disc 2 is that, despite very strong sections, neither of them have the big payoff at the end that I'm used to expecting from IQ. They also have very few recurring...
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    I have no problem with the dance beats and...

    I have no problem with the dance beats and electronics. In fact I have always thought SW should add more of this in his music on the basis of tracks like The Incident (PT) or Song of I.
    What I do...
  8. Yes.

    Yes.
  9. It tends to happen more and more with the revival...

    It tends to happen more and more with the revival of vinyl.
    Your comments make me think of Echolyn's self-titled album from 2012 which was conceived as a double vinyl. On CD it makes for 2 very...
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    No because it's not prog. Or is it? What is prog?

    No because it's not prog. Or is it? What is prog?
  11. Don't worry about it, your review has fully...

    Don't worry about it, your review has fully convinced me to buy it! I was just curious about the pics.
  12. Thanks. It's still likely that the b&w pics are...

    Thanks. It's still likely that the b&w pics are of better quality than in the first edition where they looked like photocopies.
  13. I'm seriously thinking of buying this thanks to...

    I'm seriously thinking of buying this thanks to John's review even though I have the first edition.
    I'm still interested in knowing if it includes color pictures now that people are starting to...
  14. It's interesting to compare that excerpt to the...

    It's interesting to compare that excerpt to the original edition. Most of the text is the same with a few parts added but also some removed as well.
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    Right.

    Right.
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    It happened a couple of times in London but I'm...

    It happened a couple of times in London but I'm not sure it was heckling. I understood it as fans trying to engage with him humourously between songs but I may be wrong as I couldn't catch what they...
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    It was Voyager/Homesong.

    It was Voyager/Homesong.
  18. John, I know your advance copy is digital but do...

    John,
    I know your advance copy is digital but do you know if the pictures included are colour or still black and white like in the original edition?
    Thanks,
    Sylvain
  19. It's not just a question of artists singing in a...

    It's not just a question of artists singing in a language that is not their own. Opeth and Beardfish don't have nearly as many mistakes in their lyrics as Stolt, and I've never had issues with them.
  20. Fair enough, I wasn't aware of this information....

    Fair enough, I wasn't aware of this information. It still seems weird not to separate both discs at the halfway point. It makes the second disc seem like it's less important because of its EP length....
  21. Me neither, that format is just weird: the short...

    Me neither, that format is just weird: the short second disc doesn't hold together as an entity and seems like an afterthought. The Spock's album didn't really need the extra tracks, and I agree The...
  22. Judging by the track lengths, it looks like this...

    Judging by the track lengths, it looks like this is actually a regular-sized album with a 20 minute second disk of extra tracks. This is not different from the last 2 TFK albums (at least in their...
  23. I heard it said many times as well but I think it...

    I heard it said many times as well but I think it originates from quotes stating that the album project started out with material that Gilmour had originally written himself for possible use as a...
  24. This album is quite enjoyable. The new...

    This album is quite enjoyable. The new arrangements are less radical than on Less Is More, the versions never move too far from the originals but that's obviously not the point here. There seems to...
  25. That remix does not sound spectacularly different...

    That remix does not sound spectacularly different from the original although it obviously has a different drum track by Mason and an additional Hammond organ part by Wright.
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    I'll take the Asbury Park full concert album over...

    I'll take the Asbury Park full concert album over USA anytime, if only for the full version of Easy Money which was criminally faded out early on USA, just before it builds up. The full Asbury Park...
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    My point was not to polarize opinions, but I...

    My point was not to polarize opinions, but I expressed amazement at the fact that despite our opposite comments, we enjoy Opeth, albeit for completely different reasons. It was meant as a positive...
  28. I think some kind of record company interference...

    I think some kind of record company interference was mentioned at one point but I can't remember the details. I think he would have released it as a Roine Stolt solo album but he was about to embark...
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    We completely agree. I just find it very extreme...

    We completely agree. I just find it very extreme in Opeth's case.
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    Funny how this band can polarize opinions. The...

    Funny how this band can polarize opinions. The new album is right up my alley but I most definitely won't be seeing them live because I see they are still playing many old death metal tunes.
  31. True. When I said there was nothing new I was...

    True. When I said there was nothing new I was referring to the whole story about Steve leaving during the mixing of SO and Phil crossing him in the street on the way to the studio.
  32. Nothing new here, it's all in the Chapter and...

    Nothing new here, it's all in the Chapter and Verse book I believe. It just seems that maybe Tony now is more willing to acknowledge that he was very stubborn about having his way, something that the...
  33. I realized the English version didn't really work...

    I realized the English version didn't really work for me when I was reading along to the lyrics, but without them I couldn't really make out what he was singing anyway so it didn't sound all that...
  34. "No more kiss will seal the lie" is actually one...

    "No more kiss will seal the lie" is actually one of the worst offenders.
  35. There are many other Swedish prog bands that...

    There are many other Swedish prog bands that don't have nearly as many English mistakes, so not being a native English speaker is hardly an excuse.
    Anyway, thanks for backing me up on this and the...
  36. English is not my native language, yet Stolt's...

    English is not my native language, yet Stolt's mistakes bother me because there are so many of them. He could have someone proof read his lyrics. I remember the liner notes from the early Riverside...
  37. Seriously? I always found his lyrics rather...

    Seriously? I always found his lyrics rather appalling. Full of English mistakes and mostly using metaphors and catchphrases lifted from other songs.
  38. Well, another track to confirm that the cheesy...

    Well, another track to confirm that the cheesy high-pitched twiddly synths haven't disappeared with Tomas at all. Guess I'll pass on the album. Yet this sounds like vintage TFK so I'm sure many will...
  39. I'm surprised by this statement since the...

    I'm surprised by this statement since the arrangements are the same. Is it the audience that changes things for you?
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    Pete

    Pete
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    This sums up Akerfeldt's writing style IMO. It's...

    This sums up Akerfeldt's writing style IMO. It's not always clear why some songs last 4-5 minutes and others more than 10, as they often seem randomly put together from various unrelated bits music....
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    Funny how tastes differ regarding Opeth. I found...

    Funny how tastes differ regarding Opeth. I found Heritage very bland and meandering, it hasn't stuck with me. I read many comments stating the same thing but obviously some disagree.
    It seems...
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    I listened to the new album back to back with...

    I listened to the new album back to back with Pale Communion a couple of times and I find the drum sound is much more punchy this time around.
    I can't compare it with Ghost Reveries as their death...
  44. If this is as cleverly rearranged and reworked as...

    If this is as cleverly rearranged and reworked as the Less Is More album, count me in.
    If it's too close to the original arrangements with just a bit of strings thrown in, I might be disappointed....
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    Pretty annoying that the album is not available...

    Pretty annoying that the album is not available for legal download on release day. I was hoping to enjoy it this week-end.
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    It looks inevitable!

    It looks inevitable!
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    And yet I love the vocal melody he sings on the...

    And yet I love the vocal melody he sings on the first part, which was spoken on the Procol original.


    Wouldn't that give credit to the idea that if they're recording in Sweden, the two bossy...
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    Who knows, maybe that might shift the balance a...

    Who knows, maybe that might shift the balance a bit to more Stolt and less Morse? That would definitely change the band's sound somewhat.
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    I hope they will try to go for something slightly...

    I hope they will try to go for something slightly different this time, rather than a Bridge Across Forever part 3. My hopes are not very high though.
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    In fact IIRC they said the exact same thing as...

    In fact IIRC they said the exact same thing as for Resistance: that the songs on the second disc did not quite fit the mood or concept of the first disc. The praise that the 2CD version received must...
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    I know Road is often viewed as a single album...

    I know Road is often viewed as a single album with a bonus disc, since it came out in 2 versions, but the 2CD version actually works as a bona fide double album. The second disc is really stronger...
  52. Please don't open the can of worms!

    Please don't open the can of worms!
  53. With Rated PG earlier in the year and now this,...

    With Rated PG earlier in the year and now this, could this be a way to recreate some hype around Peter, with possibly some new music coming up later on, rather than a cynical move to raise funds as...
  54. Same lineup, and judging by this new song, no...

    Same lineup, and judging by this new song, no major difference in the music.
  55. Thanks, I wasn't really sure

    Thanks, I wasn't really sure
  56. A new song Black Flag has just been released on...

    A new song Black Flag has just been released on several music services (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer...).
    It sounds like typical TFK, I guess fans are going to be all over this.
    Me, I think I'll...
  57. It isn't if you consider that it follows the...

    It isn't if you consider that it follows the blueprint of the Early Years box set which didn't include the original albums. AMLOR is only included because it was reworked.
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    Didn't Eric Martin get an offer to be their...

    Didn't Eric Martin get an offer to be their singer as well?
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    And perhaps on the new album if you bought it a...

    And perhaps on the new album if you bought it a the gig and had time to give it a listen?
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    I'd add Home of the Brave, a guilty pleasure of...

    I'd add Home of the Brave, a guilty pleasure of mine though quite 80s sounding, as well as Jake To The Bone, a really cool prog/fusion instrumental.
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