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    If I'd been alive then I would have wanted to see...

    If I'd been alive then I would have wanted to see it, the Hendrix set in particular would have been unique enough to make it worth it. Although if I could see the Incredible String Band or Grateful...
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    Argent's drummer Bob Henrit also joined the Kinks...

    Argent's drummer Bob Henrit also joined the Kinks in the 80's when Mick Avory retired.
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    I've heard a bit of Sweetwater as they were on...

    I've heard a bit of Sweetwater as they were on some Warners promo LPs I have. Have heard of Hartley (and of course know some of his players from other bands, like Gary Thain in Uriah Heep) but have...
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    They recorded those sessions before Woodstock....

    They recorded those sessions before Woodstock. Don't think they came out until later, when whoever owned the rights decided to try to make a buck.
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    In the Hendrix set from Isle of Wight, there's a...

    In the Hendrix set from Isle of Wight, there's a part of "Foxy Lady" where he stops playing and for a few bars there are CB radio conversations over the bass and drums.
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    Don Airey said that Richie ordered him to see...

    Don Airey said that Richie ordered him to see Tull when they were performing in town when Rainbow had a night off.
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    There has been a bootleg around for a while of...

    There has been a bootleg around for a while of one possible side of the Chateau album, including "Sailor," which was never played live or officially released until the Passion Play box set a few...
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    I'm guessing it will be from a four-track as I...

    I'm guessing it will be from a four-track as I don't think FZ's tradition of recording the Halloween shows multitrack started until later. Should still be entertaining.
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    There is a Facebook post from Ralph Humphrey...

    There is a Facebook post from Ralph Humphrey mentioning a possible release after this of a 4 CD set of the Chicago Halloween 1973 shows (same band as the Roxy).
  10. Usually when they've released the box sets...

    Usually when they've released the box sets recently they have put out a companion 3 CD set of either one show from the box, or a sampler.
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    I think there were two Zappa talks with...

    I think there were two Zappa talks with Amirkhanian, the one linked at the Archive from 1984 (before the PMRC hearings in 1985) and then the KPFA fundraiser which was from February 1986. There is a...
  12. A story the band has told is that Jim didn't want...

    A story the band has told is that Jim didn't want co-credit for "Tell All The People" because he didn't want the fans to think he was telling them to "get your guns and follow me."
  13. One notable McLaughlin acoustic solo where you...

    One notable McLaughlin acoustic solo where you would not expect it - "Someone" from James Taylor's album One Man Dog. And I'll mention "Thousand Island Park" from Birds Of Fire since no one else has...
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    Elton Dean and Reg Dwight were in a band together...

    Elton Dean and Reg Dwight were in a band together called Bluesology. Reg took his new name from Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.
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    It is an opera called The Central Park Five.

    It is an opera called The Central Park Five.
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    Just read in the New Yorker about a new opera or...

    Just read in the New Yorker about a new opera or musical theater piece he composed.
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    I'm curious how much of this will be new and how...

    I'm curious how much of this will be new and how much recycled from the box sets.
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    "Ladies of the Road" seems to be the only Lizard...

    "Ladies of the Road" seems to be the only Lizard or Islands era song with lyrics that Fripp likes, judging from the comments I've read from him (and that it was the only song from that time he...
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    I also remember hearing a 90's live tape with...

    I also remember hearing a 90's live tape with that "Gates" tease as well as an instrumental cover of Zappa's "Pygmy Twylyte."
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    The zappa.com promo text says that the new...

    The zappa.com promo text says that the new release "includes proper musician credits for the first time." I guess we'll find out if they have inside information, or are helping themselves to the...
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    I have Present Time, haven't listened to it in a...

    I have Present Time, haven't listened to it in a while, but it's a good record. Never learned how he got all those big(ger) names to pitch in, but I guess the Muffins social network was strong.
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    Orchestral Favorites (and some of the same stuff...

    Orchestral Favorites (and some of the same stuff on Lšther), one bit of the improv included in "Easy Meat" from Tinsel Town Rebellion (the "free jazz" breakdown about three minutes in), another...
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    "Revised Music for Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra"...

    "Revised Music for Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra" is on Spotify. Sounds great, as I expected.
  24. Supertramp is another band I see mentioned here,...

    Supertramp is another band I see mentioned here, whose tapes may have been there.
  25. Thread: Marbin

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    I saw them do a gypsy jazz thing as a duo a few...

    I saw them do a gypsy jazz thing as a duo a few years ago in Chicago at a farmer's market. The one time I saw a full band show a few years before that, I didn't notice anything in that style.
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    This was the tracklist and promo text from that...

    This was the tracklist and promo text from that link:

    A 3CD set featuring the remastered original album with a bonus live concert from the Royce Hall event of 1975. Includes a 32-page booklet...
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    Was playing in the Prairie Home Companion band...

    Was playing in the Prairie Home Companion band circa the 2000's. Not sure what he's been doing more recently.
  28. Maybe her 80's records? I don't think Universal...

    Maybe her 80's records? I don't think Universal would have had her Apple recordings, but I haven't read the whole article yet.
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    I listened to Islands today. I don't think I've...

    I listened to Islands today. I don't think I've heard anything on Spotify before with such a wide dynamic range.
  30. They did keep rolling out Coltrane albums through...

    They did keep rolling out Coltrane albums through the 70's. Maybe he designated that material as masters.
  31. Coltrane's Impulse catalog suffered earlier when...

    Coltrane's Impulse catalog suffered earlier when ABC discarded the Impulse session outtake reels in the 70's. (I see Guitar Geek mentions this above too.)
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    In case anyone missed it, the announcement a...

    In case anyone missed it, the announcement a couple months ago about KC on Spotify with David Singleton explaining their reasons:
    ...
  33. A couple years ago John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring...

    A couple years ago John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring and Jack DeJohnette/John Scofield were both performing in Chicago on the same night. Kind of unfortunate scheduling for jazz/rock fans. A friend...
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    He said something similar about "Formentera Lady"...

    He said something similar about "Formentera Lady" in Eric Tamm's book. I find the song charming.
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    A few years back I read a memoir by the drummer...

    A few years back I read a memoir by the drummer from Semisonic ("Closing Time") and it has a lot of stories of similar stories of 90's craziness with A&R people being fired and replaced by new ones...
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    I got Arthur's book a year or two ago. It's low...

    I got Arthur's book a year or two ago. It's low key (mostly "I did a session with.." followed by "Next I worked on an album for.." followed by "Then I went on a short tour with..") but an honest...
  37. Thread: Zappa Question

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    No jazz/rock pieces. Lots of his avant...

    No jazz/rock pieces. Lots of his avant garde/classical composing.
  38. Similarly, the album versions of "Whipping Post"...

    Similarly, the album versions of "Whipping Post" (Them Or Us) and "What's New In Baltimore" (Mothers of Prevention) have live guitar solos with drums redone in the studio.
  39. So from the two video links they have a hologram...

    So from the two video links they have a hologram of FZ circa 1974 in a black t-shirt performing "Apostrophe" and "Camarillo Brillo." From the unreleased TV special I guess?
  40. I skimmed ALW's autobio where he said he attended...

    I skimmed ALW's autobio where he said he attended Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra concert and didn't like the piece, but kept Gillan in mind.

    Yes, I didn't know it when I first...
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    If I'm understanding your issue correctly, I...

    If I'm understanding your issue correctly, I think there are free WAV splitting programs around that could solve that.
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    Yes, for a while on Facebook I was seeing posts...

    Yes, for a while on Facebook I was seeing posts all the time about a guy interviewing former members of WR for a documentary. I didn't pay a lot of attention but I guess this project stalled.
  43. My friend saw this in Chicago this week. I'll...

    My friend saw this in Chicago this week. I'll probably hear about it the next time I see him.
  44. I saw them a few years ago. The bassist and...

    I saw them a few years ago. The bassist and guitarist cover the parts in various ways. Often the bassist used tapping to play melodies with one hand and simple bass lines with the other, while the...
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    No physical copy for me yet, but I listened to a...

    No physical copy for me yet, but I listened to a couple of discs worth on streaming today and...this is good stuff.
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    From other things I've seen I think Metheny has...

    From other things I've seen I think Metheny has made recordings over the last few years, but hasn't released them. I'd like to hear what he's been doing, but yes, it's his decision.
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    I've read something along those lines too. I read...

    I've read something along those lines too. I read that one was a duo album with Ron Carter (they played some shows together a few years ago). Too bad.

    He did a studio session with the Simcock, Oh...
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    Cool. Did you notice if there were any new tunes?...

    Cool. Did you notice if there were any new tunes? I believe the previous band with Simcock did one new song every show (and one or two others occasionally) but it was primarily the greatest hits.
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    They did mention Yes. I guess if you want an...

    They did mention Yes. I guess if you want an interview with a singer left out of the current version of his old band it's easier to get Dennis DeYoung than Jon Anderson.
  50. I'm curious how it would have sounded, but as far...

    I'm curious how it would have sounded, but as far as I know Bozzio wasn't interested.
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    He didn't play when Jim Gordon and Roger Hawkins...

    He didn't play when Jim Gordon and Roger Hawkins were around (I guess in those days you would have needed to be a very confident drummer to ask either of them to step aside). At the 90's show he...
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    In the ending of Blind Faith's "Had to Cry Today"...

    In the ending of Blind Faith's "Had to Cry Today" where Clapton and Winwood solo together, IMO Winwood more than keeps up and gets a bit more adventurous and jazzy than Clapton cares to.
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    He played guitar almost the whole set at that '94...

    He played guitar almost the whole set at that '94 Traffic show I saw.

    Yes, Rosko Gee on bass for the show, and as I recall Walfredo Reyes Jr. (who had been the drummer with Santana when I saw them...
  54. I remember Craney saying that he got called for...

    I remember Craney saying that he got called for "A" after Ian tried another drummer who didn't work out. Maybe if there is an expanded "A" box set we will learn who the other drummer was.
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    I saw them that year (1994) opening for Grateful...

    I saw them that year (1994) opening for Grateful Dead. Pretty much a greatest hits set but very well done. I could see Jerry Garcia applauding some of the songs at the side of the stage.
  56. On a collectors site recently someone shared a...

    On a collectors site recently someone shared a Tull Stormwatch tour recording that included the soundcheck, where there is a short jam by Barre, Pegg and Barlow where it sounded to me like Barre had...
  57. Thread: RIP Hal Blaine

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    Hal was credited on the albums Close To You, s/t...

    Hal was credited on the albums Close To You, s/t and A Song For You, and one track from Now and Then. Karen played on some tracks from those albums too but it was mainly Hal on the radio tracks.
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    I heard a Banks interview recently where he said...

    I heard a Banks interview recently where he said he didn't think Genesis without Phil would work but Rutherford convinced him to do CAS. Then after the tour it was the opposite, Banks thought they...
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    I bought this on CD back then, at the now-gone...

    I bought this on CD back then, at the now-gone Crow's Nest in Chicago.
  60. It was recorded in 1978, not released until later...

    It was recorded in 1978, not released until later I think. National Health s/t was recorded 1977 but released 1978.
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