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    Yes, no issue with magazine But obsessive...

    Yes, no issue with magazine

    But obsessive reviewers make for incredibly funny reads. Same review over and over again. All that changes is album title
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    If proof was ever need that awards, like this,...

    If proof was ever need that awards, like this, were a waste of time then this is it.

    The 'best' album category is won by those with the largest fanbase. Nothing to do with the album itself.
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    https://coventrygigs.blogspot.com/2018/05/white-no...

    https://coventrygigs.blogspot.com/2018/05/white-noise-st-johns-church-delia.html?m=1
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    https://coventrygigs.blogspot.com/2017/02/big-big-...

    https://coventrygigs.blogspot.com/2017/02/big-big-train.html?m=1
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    Yes that's the guy. I did get my mirage cd off...

    Yes that's the guy. I did get my mirage cd off him after a long wait. But loads of promises went unfulfilled
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    Yes that's the guy. Bloke was a menace

    Yes that's the guy. Bloke was a menace
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    I also got burned by Roy wossisface. Thing is...

    I also got burned by Roy wossisface. Thing is that Nektar were not the only band. I think Caravan got done by him. Didn't they write a song 'Liar' as a reminder. Happy to give this project my...
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    Ticket sales going well apparently. Down to last...

    Ticket sales going well apparently. Down to last 100 for Quebec
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    Album up for pre order now

    Album up for pre order now
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    Thanks for the heads up on all this. The set...

    Thanks for the heads up on all this. The set looks incredible.

    One question I do have, and apologies if already discussed, but......

    Earlier this year I saw it advertised that a deluxe box set...
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    The Pineapple Thief to tour North America

    20 dates announced for America and Canada towards end of year. I have read all the pro's and con's about this band. But they are where they are. I will say, however, having seen them a couple of...
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    Able to pre order very soon

    Able to pre order very soon
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    In total agreement

    In total agreement
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    Yes you do hear David Gilmour particularly in the...

    Yes you do hear David Gilmour particularly in the early album
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    Freedom to Glide

    Enjoyed their previous albums. Seems as though another, titled Seed, is on the way.

    https://coventrygigs.blogspot.com/2019/01/freedom-to-glide.html
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    Not really prog, but fairly sure both Steven...

    Not really prog, but fairly sure both Steven Wilson and The Pineapple Thief had brief but healthy showings in UK charts on more than one occasion. Maybe Anathema also?

    Think the pineapple thief...
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    Thing is though, when the apparently offending...

    Thing is though, when the apparently offending title was released, I had never heard the term 'prog rock'. Maybe others had back in the mid 70s.

    So does the offending title even qualify for this...
  18. Agree with the sentiment of the original post but...

    Agree with the sentiment of the original post but could dilution be the problem.

    Take TV shows for example: Years ago there were only a few channels so the vast majority of viewers tended to watch...
  19. Thread: Luna Kiss

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    Luna Kiss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZYe-v2Yn8U

    New band for me. Enjoying the latest album that was produced by John Mitchell. Might be of interest to some.
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    Not sure I hear the similarities between PT and...

    Not sure I hear the similarities between PT and TPT, but some clearly do, and they are not for everyone, but the reports coming back from their recent tour have been incredibly positive. Big...
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    Wonderful gig, simply wonderful

    Wonderful gig, simply wonderful
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    I think I kind of get what he is saying about...

    I think I kind of get what he is saying about Pink Floyd being pop. Back in the 70s (pre 'prog') and they were known as progressive. But you listen to 'prog' now, and Pink Floyd bear no resemblance...
  23. That sounds like modern "prog" in a nutshell to...

    That sounds like modern "prog" in a nutshell to me. All the same. I think the whole genre is in a loop right now
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    The interest in the Nick Mason tour does not...

    The interest in the Nick Mason tour does not surprise me in the least. Pink Floyd were huge. So big that a tour that has any sort of association will do well. This will awaken fans of the band who...
  25. Totally how I feel about them, assuming how it...

    Totally how I feel about them, assuming how it was meant to sound.

    Unlike a lot of bands The Pineapple Thief are unpredictable. They never sit on their laurels. It would be so easy now to write a...
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    I take it you are all aware of the dates put up...

    I take it you are all aware of the dates put up today
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    To add, we were not on the guest list. The guy I...

    To add, we were not on the guest list. The guy I went with sorted tickets as you would do normally. Guess though, with so few tickets to be had, he/we got lucky
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    I was at Dingwallls on Sunday. The guest list did...

    I was at Dingwallls on Sunday. The guest list did look big. You could see it as we got to the entrance of the venue. But the place was rammed and very hot. Even though the place had tiers it was...
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    Meant to say that Druid are mentioned in attached...

    Meant to say that Druid are mentioned in attached article
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    http://coventrygigs.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/the-old...

    http://coventrygigs.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/the-old-grey-whistle-test.html
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    Not so much a speech, more a bit of a history...

    Not so much a speech, more a bit of a history lesson for those unfamiliar. And how the sound of that guitar inspired one of his songs. Nothing worse than that.
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    Whoever it looks like, it has now been vandalised

    Whoever it looks like, it has now been vandalised
  33. Yes, i remember all that nonsence. I was had as...

    Yes, i remember all that nonsence. I was had as well, bought the Mirage CD, went to a gig in Manchester on a horrible evening weather wise and promised the earth with other music that never...
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    Kind of enjoy stumping up the money first and not...

    Kind of enjoy stumping up the money first and not quite knowing what you are getting

    Hadnt realised this had been posted about before.
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    Dave Sinclair Caravan

    Dave Sinclair, keyboard player of Caravan for many years, has a new album project up on pledge music. This may be of interest to some on here. A variety of options available including download,...
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    I am in the camp of really enjoying them but, due...

    I am in the camp of really enjoying them but, due to Steven Wilson's fantastic output since, not necessarily missing them.

    I would fully recommend the recently written book. Very enlightening and...
  37. Thanks, glad its not just me then

    Thanks, glad its not just me then
  38. Is this an American review?. The reason I ask is...

    Is this an American review?. The reason I ask is that part way down in says 'The '70s saw prog become extremely popular'.

    Unless diferent in the US, the term 'prog' never existed till the early...
  39. So am I interested in this. Tim's last album,...

    So am I interested in this.

    Tim's last album, lost in the Ghostlight, was easily my most listened to album in recent years

    Not expecting a similar reaction but you never know
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    A wonderful album that seems to get better with...

    A wonderful album that seems to get better with age. And this latest version, yes I know all the extra tracks were available on the triple record, simply fantastic
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    As i understand, the Japanese CD releases were...

    As i understand, the Japanese CD releases were only issued in December. Late on in December at that. But, like you, i do like these Japanese releases. You get the feeling that a bit of care has gone...
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    Thanks for the additional information !

    Thanks for the additional information !
  43. Echoed. I can't put it down at the moment

    Echoed. I can't put it down at the moment
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    Indian Summer - late 60s early 70s

    I have noticed several on here mention this band who released just the one studio album on the legendary RCA Neon label

    Just seen new up to date CD releases in mini LP format from a company called...
  45. Thanks for that. Another Roye related article,...

    Thanks for that. Another Roye related article, you may or may not be aware of, from his home town.

    http://coventrygigs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/roye-albrighton-interview-on-his.html
  46. I was caught then, hook line and sinker

    I was caught then, hook line and sinker
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    By the way, this new version has had new guitar...

    By the way, this new version has had new guitar parts inserted etc. Complete overhaul of the original album
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    Gaedhols / Gaels - depends on what version of LP...

    Gaedhols / Gaels - depends on what version of LP you have
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    Joe O'Donnell new CD/DVD

    http://joeodonnellsshkayla.com/

    Some may remember Joe O'Donnell from bands like East of Eden, Headstone or even Granny's Intentions.

    Well Joe has completely revisited his 1977 album Gaedhols...
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    thats if it is the actuall music, thats the bit i...

    thats if it is the actuall music, thats the bit i am sceptical about
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    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/1...

    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/16074/Tangerine_Dream-Live_at_Coventry_Cathedral_1975_-_Directors_Cut.html

    This is what I was sceptical about. Anyone heard it yet?
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    Apologies all, I cant seem to find it myself now....

    Apologies all, I cant seem to find it myself now.

    Almost certain in my mind that i saw a pre order for a 2017 definitive edition that also contains a re print of the concert programme from the...
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    Your right when talking about original release...

    Your right when talking about original release but a new definitive edition is up on Amazon
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    Anyone heard the music on the 'latest definitive...

    Anyone heard the music on the 'latest definitive edition' of the Coventry Cathedral gig from 1975?

    Apparently it is theee music played on night. Not convinced myself but I do know that there are...
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    I have read this before. When was this NEARfest...

    I have read this before. When was this NEARfest gig?. I suspect it was some time ago as they are a very different band now.
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    The thing is I saw Anathema about a year ago,...

    The thing is I saw Anathema about a year ago, when they were 'trialling' music destined for The Optimist album. They sounded sensational at that time. But the final product seemed so different so...
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    Strangely this latest album is the only one of...

    Strangely this latest album is the only one of theirs i cannot get into. But the growing recognition is very well deserved.

    Bands like The Pineapple Thief have suddenly found themselves with a...
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    To me, the whole idea of these awards is...

    To me, the whole idea of these awards is ridiculous. Biggest fan base wins it every time.
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    Anniversary today ?

    Anniversary today ?
  60. Me too. Seem to be very much more popular in...

    Me too.

    Seem to be very much more popular in other areas of the world than their native country. But having said that they are selling out gigs at home now.

    Never get the Radiohead comparisons....
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