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    As always, thanks for the summary and review,...

    As always, thanks for the summary and review, Bob! I like the personal story as well as the festival/music commentary. Here are some thoughts about a few things from your webpage:

    > Accordo dei...
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    Yes! 1,000 hands clapping for "Olias!" Do it,...

    Yes! 1,000 hands clapping for "Olias!" Do it, Jon!
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    Absolutely! I was thinking the exact same thing...

    Absolutely! I was thinking the exact same thing tonight in Philadelphia. I felt that way especially about Yours Is No Disgrace. I feel like this band has evolved the song. It is beautiful the way...
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    ARW is mostly likely done for good. From Henry's...

    ARW is mostly likely done for good. From Henry's ARW page, http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnarw.htm:

    In another Mar 2019 interview, asked about working again with Rabin and Wakeman, Anderson...
  5. Well, crap! I didn't know about that site. I...

    Well, crap! I didn't know about that site. I asked about a FLAC download on the band's Facebook page but was told that it was in work but not ready yet. I bought it on MP3 from Amazon instead. It...
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    Apparently, Jon has said that at least one new...

    Apparently, Jon has said that at least one new song will be performed -

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  7. I too loved Arthur Brown at the recent shows, but...

    I too loved Arthur Brown at the recent shows, but really wanted the fire hat! I'm guessing that it would be too much trouble for it to be vetted at each venue. Every venue would have to have the...
  8. Thread: WTF covers

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    Right. That's where I heard it. It's an...

    Right. That's where I heard it. It's an interesting collection. I like the first 2 CDs the best.
  9. Thread: WTF covers

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    "In the Air Tonight" by Lil' Kim. I don't know...

    "In the Air Tonight" by Lil' Kim. I don't know if this is considered a true cover or not since Phil Collins is sampled extensively in the song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk866SAeZwc...
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    That is a bad sign for ticket sales!

    That is a bad sign for ticket sales!
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    I bought mine the same year. It took me a while...

    I bought mine the same year. It took me a while to even find a TV / appliance store that knew what I was talking about. I ended up buying my tapes (VK-250) for the low, low price of $22-24 each by...
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    Thanks for the report. What a great weekend! ...

    Thanks for the report. What a great weekend! Did you notice the high profile critics who were in attendance?

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    Tough call for me. Illusions was the first one I...

    Tough call for me. Illusions was the first one I heard. I love the diversity. Spartacus is more cohesive and powerful, plus I got to see them live on that tour! Love them both, but I will stick...
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    Here is a slightly expanded statement from Jobson...

    Here is a slightly expanded statement from Jobson from his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EJ.UK.fanpage:

    “I have always prided myself on being honest and ethical in both my personal life...
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    A lot more information is posted on John Wetton's...

    A lot more information is posted on John Wetton's Official Website: http://www.johnwetton.com/ .

    "The cause of the lawsuit is fees/royalties/earnings which remain unpaid to John Wetton, during...
  16. Thread: WTF covers

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    [QUOTE=Progbear;885765]You guys know about this,...

    [QUOTE=Progbear;885765]You guys know about this, right?

    Ummm... no. Wow!
  17. Indeed! It was a fantastic line-up: Echolyn...

    Indeed! It was a fantastic line-up:

    Echolyn
    Halloween
    Kalaban
    Änglagård
    Anekdoten
    Giraffe
    Minimum Vital
    Sebastian Hardie
  18. This really looks like a fabulous line-up!

    This really looks like a fabulous line-up!
  19. Progfest '94 was held November 5 & 6, 1994.

    Progfest '94 was held November 5 & 6, 1994.
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    It only took Jon 25+ years to finish "1000...

    It only took Jon 25+ years to finish "1000 Hands," so don't give up hope!
  21. Here's the real answer. If a tribute band wants...

    Here's the real answer. If a tribute band wants to make real money, they will play the music as close to the original as humanly possible. That's what the general public wants. Nothing wrong with...
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    I don't mind a CD-R as long as they tell you that...

    I don't mind a CD-R as long as they tell you that up front, but burning them from lossy MP3s is unacceptable! Never knew that they did that before. :-(
  23. Where did you hear this? Although I love seeing...

    Where did you hear this? Although I love seeing Tony, I was really hoping for Moraz/Relayer!
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    NEARfest featuring Rob LaDuca and Chad...

    NEARfest featuring Rob LaDuca and Chad Hutchinson's NEARfest!
  25. Thread: PROG Magazine

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    I didn't even see that magazine, but there is no...

    I didn't even see that magazine, but there is no question that Dark Side of the Moon will be at the top of that list. ... and here's the confirmation:...
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    Very positive review of the Ardmore show. ...

    Very positive review of the Ardmore show. https://www.popmatters.com/crack-the-sky-2019-concert-2627751003.html
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    That is somehow appropriate for a blues magazine....

    That is somehow appropriate for a blues magazine. :-/
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    Banco played ProgFest in 2000 first. Kenso and...

    Banco played ProgFest in 2000 first. Kenso and Transatlantic were also there. If I remember right, Rob was at this one. He was impressed by Banco and Kenso (as were we all)!
  29. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    Interesting. I see that credit on the CD, but I...

    Interesting. I see that credit on the CD, but I do not remember it appearing on the original LP which is all I had at the time. I'm not sure why I would have asked him that otherwise. Of course,...
  30. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    As far as I know, the first album was a normal US...

    As far as I know, the first album was a normal US release. I bought it from my local record store. I've always liked the album!
  31. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    Chris Squire confirmed to me that he did...

    Chris Squire confirmed to me that he did uncredited backing vocals and arrangements for the first album.
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    If you like their first album, I'm sure that...

    If you like their first album, I'm sure that you'd like those two albums as well. Photoflamingo is not one of their best. A number of their albums over the past 20 years are also very good,...
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    I loved their Philly show last night, but Palumbo...

    I loved their Philly show last night, but Palumbo was a bit strange. He had no energy, seemed a bit off vocally, and read most of the lyrics from a tablet. (I don't really mind the latter. I'd much...
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    In a similar vein, Arti + Mestieri released an...

    In a similar vein, Arti + Mestieri released an album called "ProgDay" that was meant to be available in time for their ProgDay performance; so, none of the tracks are actually FROM their ProgDay...
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    There were definitely a number of people who were...

    There were definitely a number of people who were just there for the headliner. For example, one year the seats next to us were empty all weekend except when Porcupine Tree performed. I saw that...
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    Are you referring to this, perhaps? (A parody of...

    Are you referring to this, perhaps? (A parody of "Run with the Fox" with vocals by Chris Squire himself!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xphvUojQn9k
  37. Thread: Saga

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    Generation 13 isn't mentioned often enough around...

    Generation 13 isn't mentioned often enough around here. Definitely one of their best and stacks up well against other great prog albums. I don't really care about it being a concept album (although...
  38. He also lives in the area.

    He also lives in the area.
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    The series has very little similarity to the...

    The series has very little similarity to the movie. Rhea and I decided to give Buffy a chance after watching and loving Firefly. Borrowed season 1 from the library and then the other seasons after...
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    Oh yeah. There have been melodramatic deaths on...

    Oh yeah. There have been melodramatic deaths on countless TV shows. Some of them have been quite sad, but none of them has had the impact that The Body had for me. Very well done.
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    "Pop-Sided." Quite honestly, I'm all for it if...

    "Pop-Sided." Quite honestly, I'm all for it if it is a return to the days of Mr. Music Head, Young Lions, and Inner Revolution. I am very excited by his plans. I already have tickets for the...
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    Agree on both of those! They produced a video...

    Agree on both of those! They produced a video documentary of Iron Mountain that is worth checking out too. I like Stick Men well enough, but I really miss the Tony Levin Band. I wish that he'd...
  43. Thread: PROG Magazine

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    I just got a 1 year subscription for $79.20 from...

    I just got a 1 year subscription for $79.20 from https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/. I had a voucher code that took off $19.80.
  44. Roger Dean's Scarab / NASA Insight Mars landing

    Congrats to NASA for the InSight Mars landing. Roger Dean foresaw this back in the 1970s.

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    It is a piece called "Scarab." It appears in Deans' book "Views" and is also available as a...
  45. Like others, I wasn't sure I wanted to buy this...

    Like others, I wasn't sure I wanted to buy this for the $27 that Amazon US is charging since I have most of the tracks already. However, I just found it on FYE for $18.74! It is part of a...
  46. FWIW, I'm Running is one of my favorites on the...

    FWIW, I'm Running is one of my favorites on the tribute album too.
  47. LOL. They're not all winners, but I particularly...

    LOL. They're not all winners, but I particularly like Owner Of A Lonely Heart, I've Seen All Good People, Wonderous Stories, We Can Fly, and Onward (It's a bluegrass version!). Long Distance...
  48. I'm with you on cover song approaches, Henry. ...

    I'm with you on cover song approaches, Henry. For that reason, I love Saxlife's "Total Sax Retain." Heck, I even like some of the lounge versions from "Close To The Lounge." ...
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    Many music file formats, including mp3, have two...

    Many music file formats, including mp3, have two fields for artist - "artist" and "album artist" specifically to handle albums like this. Yesterday, I changed all of the "album artist" tags for this...
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    Actually, I like Sherwood and Schellen being the...

    Actually, I like Sherwood and Schellen being the constant on all of the songs. That gives the album more of a consistent feel and allows the "guest musicians" more of a chance to shine.

    I...
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    In general, that is true; however, there are...

    In general, that is true; however, there are exceptions such as Mary Fahl's "Dark Side of the Moon." She did something totally original with an album that I really don't need to ever hear again in...
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    Love these guys! Their first two albums are...

    Love these guys! Their first two albums are fantastic. Their ProgDay performance is one of my favorite ProgDay shows ever (and I've been to them all). So happy to see that they've done something...
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    Sign me up!

    Sign me up!
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    I've always said that too, Steve!

    I've always said that too, Steve!
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    Very sad. I loved his band, Forever Einstein,...

    Very sad. I loved his band, Forever Einstein, which I was introduced to thanks to one of your CD sales, Steve. I was happy to see them perform live at ProgDay.
  56. Thread: Strawbs

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    I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Cousins had some...

    I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Cousins had some sort of operation somewhere around July. Maybe he's not fully recovered?
  57. Thread: Strawbs

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    Great! I hope that you both like it. They may...

    Great! I hope that you both like it. They may not play that particular song, but I am sure that they will play one or more slower songs like that. They always do. (Nice break from the bombast. ;)...
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    That is true. I don't normally like that type of...

    That is true. I don't normally like that type of gravelly, raspy voice myself, but somehow I love Cousins' voice. <shrug> Plenty of instrumental goodness to counterbalance it, not to mention the...
  59. Thread: Strawbs

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    I see. If you like their classic albums from the...

    I see. If you like their classic albums from the '70s, you will like the show. They play a LOT of material from Hero and Heroine and albums like that. The current lineup features many "classic"...
  60. Thread: Strawbs

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    What recommendation do you need other than, GO! ...

    What recommendation do you need other than, GO! They still sound great after all these years. Do you have any specific questions?
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