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    Steve, thanks for sharing the story. I believe...

    Steve, thanks for sharing the story. I believe that sharing things like this can have a healing effect.

    Very sorry that morons like this guy you describe do exist, but they do. He can't figure out...
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    Islands is one of my favorite songs off your...

    Islands is one of my favorite songs off your Alchemy download. Definitely worthy of the name StarCastle.

    But I can see how it must have been hard to gain traction with this music in 1985. Born in...
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    You do, trust me. None of the discs you list...

    You do, trust me. None of the discs you list except Live etc. (which was taken from some of the gigs here) possesses the gestalt of a classic-era Gong gig. The reckless confident goofy abandon of the...
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    RIP. I never paid any attention to Canned Heat...

    RIP. I never paid any attention to Canned Heat until last weekend's Woodstock broadcast and I thought their set was really good. Just yesterday I Googled them and I was surprised to read that they...
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    I just listened to the final acts of Woodstock...

    I just listened to the final acts of Woodstock this morning on WXPN, which they were playing in real time + 50 years. Were you woken up by Sha Na Na? What a great choice for an early morning act!
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    Hell yeah I would have gone. I am not crazy about...

    Hell yeah I would have gone. I am not crazy about any of these bands either (exc. the Band; love them). But I just listened to over 50% of the whole Woodstock on the WXPN broadcast that just finished...
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    Thanks. There are actually five (5) new Shadowfax...

    Thanks. There are actually five (5) new Shadowfax concerts up on Amazon. While I wish Joy had used Bandcamp (I understand Amazon takes a bigger cut) I think its great that she's putting out this...
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    Thanks! Keef Hartley is playing right now and...

    Thanks! Keef Hartley is playing right now and they really pack a punch. These guys should have hit it big based on Woodstock. But apparently their manager thought it was a brilliant idea to not let...
  9. Want to start a PE pool about what the 38 CD box...

    Want to start a PE pool about what the 38 CD box is going to sell for on Ebay six months from now if they don't print any more of them? Prize could be my old beat up and scratched up 3 LP Woodstock...
  10. I can't believe they limited the full box to...

    I can't believe they limited the full box to fewer than 2000 copies! I knew as soon as I saw the Rhino link in John's review what I was going to see: SOLD OUT.

    The producers have created something...
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    Thanks John for the thorough reply! I understand...

    Thanks John for the thorough reply! I understand your perspective based on your re-phrasing. I still don't agree but as always M&YMMV... It does all come down to different expectations, previous...
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    lol... When I first clicked on the thread I...

    lol... When I first clicked on the thread I thought GFR was meant to stand for Grand Funk Railroad. Maybe Brainstorm was a song by them?

    I do own Second Smile BTW, I have the Garden of Delights...
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    I would challenge you to point to any instance of...

    I would challenge you to point to any instance of the current Yes band being "very bad". There are a few dozen 2018-2019 boots up for your listening pleasure at yessongs.nl. I have listened to...
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    I saw the "classic quintet" Yes lineup 3 times in...

    I saw the "classic quintet" Yes lineup 3 times in 2003-2004. I must have missed 2002 because I know I have not seen RSOG since 1997. Those 3 shows plus Symphonic in 2001 are definitely the highlights...
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    Thanks Frank, no worries. The disc will be much...

    Thanks Frank, no worries. The disc will be much appreciated whenever it arrives. I hope you got all our funds before the Pledge Music debacle started...

    EDIT: I see you raised the money on...
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    Adrian Belew. He misses a lot too but when his...

    Adrian Belew. He misses a lot too but when his lyrics hit, he really hits (for me anyway).

    Indiscipline
    Matte Kudesai
    Elephant Talk
    Waiting Man
    Industry/Dig Me
    Prozac Blues
    World's My OSKFWM...
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    As an academic myself I am well aware of how much...

    As an academic myself I am well aware of how much BS we can churn out... Often with papers like Piekut's I like to separate the source material from the analysis. here the source material is...
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    ^^^ Great read. I found the HC member interviews...

    ^^^ Great read. I found the HC member interviews to be educational and downright interesting. And it is pretty readable by academic standards.
  19. I guess I'm too casual a fan for these sets, but...

    I guess I'm too casual a fan for these sets, but I don't really get why people want this stuff so much in physical form. The GD encouraged taping and free trading and there are literally hundreds if...
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    ^^^ thanks! I just pulled the trigger on this....

    ^^^ thanks! I just pulled the trigger on this. Should be a lot of fun to go through over the next year (or few years! lol...). I had planned to buy some of Kit's old discs used but this way he gets...
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    Anyone have this? Not that I need all 27 Kit...

    Anyone have this? Not that I need all 27 Kit albums and I already have 4 or 5, but still it is a cool idea.


    The Works
    27 albums on one DVD-DATA disc
    (computer required) The Works (DVD Data...
  22. I have had a similar experience with Stormwatch....

    I have had a similar experience with Stormwatch. My jr high friends all became Tull fanatics due to "A". At the time HH and SW were filling the $2.99 cutout bins so one friend bought SW. We all said...
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    A true visionary who always "walked the walk"...

    A true visionary who always "walked the walk" with his art. He knew how to use music to make the world better place. RIP.
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    About time for a new Willowglass, don't y'all...

    About time for a new Willowglass, don't y'all think? Dream Harbor was what, well, 2013 I guess given that is when this thread started. So that's a long time. I just checked the WG site and there's...
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    Yes, this is a great pairing. So great in fact...

    Yes, this is a great pairing. So great in fact that he did it two years in a row with quite different setlists. I have one of them as a bonus disc on Rundgren's "State" CD; the bonus disc is why I...
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    In North Carolina? That is bizarre... I would...

    In North Carolina? That is bizarre... I would guess it was someone's "Review" copy.

    I think the album is pretty darn good from start to finish as long as you don't compare it to the original Banco.
  27. A new NY Times article attempts to provide a...

    A new NY Times article attempts to provide a comprehensive list of affected artists, including a few who are near and dear to many members of PE: Soft Machine, Rick Wakeman, and Asia (well some of us...
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    Agreed. It would have to be 1970-73 era live...

    Agreed. It would have to be 1970-73 era live stuff (without an orchestra, please!). I've got all the live discs you mention. Fairfield Halls is stupendous and UK '75 close behind--but I don't need...
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    dang x 2. Because Caravan are one of the very few...

    dang x 2. Because Caravan are one of the very few bands where I own every single official release. On LP* and CD. But I would absolutely love a few additional live releases.

    * My LP's end with...
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    ^^^ For the most part I view Wakeman's choice of...

    ^^^ For the most part I view Wakeman's choice of sounds on Tormato as a feature not a bug. I feel the sounds are a part of a coherent artistic statement; they give the album an otherworldly quality...
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    As much as I love those particular Dean album...

    As much as I love those particular Dean album covers, as far as the "fashion" goes :down :down
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    Yeah, c'mon... Let us know. I'm jealous you got...

    Yeah, c'mon... Let us know. I'm jealous you got to go. I last saw Paul in 2002 and it was amazing. Particularly fun was watching my (then) 30-something wife transform into a screaming 14-year-old...
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    That one cut, yes, but otherwise they weren't...

    That one cut, yes, but otherwise they weren't exactly the sharpest in the drawer...
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    Was just reading through David Weigel "The Show...

    Was just reading through David Weigel "The Show That Never Ends" and came across this on page 43.

    "Sinfield made a second contribution to the band. It obviously couldn't be called GGF given the...
  35. I am impressed with the Asia clips. This...

    I am impressed with the Asia clips. This "Bumblefoot" character is the real deal; he does a very good job on what would be pretty difficult material I would guess for many rock singers.

    Imagine...
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    I agree but for almost opposite reasons than what...

    I agree but for almost opposite reasons than what you have in mind. I've been working my way through the recent 6CD remix/outtakes set in the beautiful book. What really strikes me is how open and...
  37. Was that a brand name?

    Was that a brand name?
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    Well I hope the KC boys enjoy the one trip to...

    Well I hope the KC boys enjoy the one trip to Starbuck's per calendar quarter that their Spotify royalties will afford them...
  39. Thread: CD Rot

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    My only experience from my 2K CDs (that I know...

    My only experience from my 2K CDs (that I know of, but how do I really know?) with bronzing/rot that made a factory CD unplayable was Riccardo Cocciante's Anima. By the time I caught it and tried to...
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    My next door neighbor bought BTO's Four-wheel...

    My next door neighbor bought BTO's Four-wheel drive circa '75 or '76. We were only 8 or 9 at the time. Until he bought Little Queen by Heart a year or two later, BTO 4WD was the only album he owned...
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    ^^^ It really boggles the mind that they (the...

    ^^^ It really boggles the mind that they (the band? record industry suits?) made the decision to leave incendiary and previously unrecorded tunes like "K's Riff" and "The Spraunce" off the original...
  42. I too am still on the All Traps bus. It was one...

    I too am still on the All Traps bus. It was one of my Big 3 releases of 2018 and I'm still listening to it, discovering new things, and in general liking it a lot. The first tune is the strongest but...
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    I usually don't care much about historical...

    I usually don't care much about historical inaccuracy in films but this one pisses me off. I skimmed through an EJ biography several years ago and he clearly stated the name came from Elton Dean and...
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    I was going to ask about that. I figured Dean and...

    I was going to ask about that. I figured Dean and Baldry would be a part of the plot if for nothing else but that they were the source of Elton's stage name. I figured there would at least be a few...
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    Anyone even remotely interested in Canterbury...

    Anyone even remotely interested in Canterbury music, or the singer/songwriter genre with a proggy/jazzy edge, could do far worse than picking up Caravan of Dreams and RSVP. Great singing, melodies,...
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    Nope. Just piano with a flute on one or two tracks. Dave put out a vocal album "Stream" at about the same time as Piano Works that is probably his best solo. Still melancholy and piano-based but it...
  47. ^^^ The whole CD is more or less like that....

    ^^^ The whole CD is more or less like that. Melodic, pretty, melancholy. Somewhere between George Winston and Rick Wakeman's "Airs" CDs.

    I'm a huge fan of Dave's playing with Caravan so I buy...
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    I used to read DPRP religiously. Though I was...

    I used to read DPRP religiously. Though I was aware of their biases I used their reviews to find out about new releases I might be interested in and to help me make purchase decisions.

    But these...
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    I just realized the guy I always thought was Leon...

    I just realized the guy I always thought was Leon Redbone was actually Leon Russell. The real Redbone I had never heard.

    To rectify that I checked out a few of his old-time swing tunes on...
  50. I too have a lot of CD's, probably well north of...

    I too have a lot of CD's, probably well north of 2000 at this point. They are unorganized, which doesn't help. I still buy a lot of new CDs if not necessarily that many by new artists. I do force...
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    Frankly BBC is a disappointment. Thin sound and...

    Frankly BBC is a disappointment. Thin sound and tepid performances throughout, at least compared to Cook which does just that... I haven't heard the 10 Annis. IIRC when they came out folks were...
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    We were all so much in shock from that horrible...

    We were all so much in shock from that horrible singer that everyone missed the funniest/most ridiculous part of that press release...

    Light Freedom Revival promises in the future a 4CD Jon...
  53. My feelings too; I enjoy it a lot as is. But I...

    My feelings too; I enjoy it a lot as is. But I think Zinc/Green Album could have been at least a minor hit with better vocals.

    I'll get the new twofer b/c I don't have either on CD. I almost...
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    I too found that perfectly enjoyable until the...

    I too found that perfectly enjoyable until the singer opened his mouth. Sounds like bad karaoke on a Wednesday night. The guy does not seem to be able to carry a tune. At all.

    But I think the idea...
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    ^^^ neither did I... And I own the two...

    ^^^ neither did I... And I own the two (Rocksession snad Steig Aus) he plays on! Serves me right for not reading the liner notes.
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    yah, great great album! I only found out about it...

    yah, great great album! I only found out about it a few years ago when I was deeply delving into Weber's Colours band and references to this kept coming up. Mariano was an interesting character. What...
  57. I am a big fan of everything Bill has done in his...

    I am a big fan of everything Bill has done in his musical life, so this is tempting. And I think it is pretty cool that they are putting out all the DVDs as CDs. I wish more bands would do that;...
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    ^^^ I hear you regarding most of those previous...

    ^^^ I hear you regarding most of those previous live packages. I did get quite a bit more mileage from Topographic Drama, though: 6-7 quality listens probably, and I should think some more to come. ...
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    Sure our ears are all over the place regarding...

    Sure our ears are all over the place regarding album rankings of any of our favorite bands. Some of that no doubt arises from particulars of our personal experiences with the music.

    In this case...
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    lol. That's quite a trade-off: Walsh insists that...

    lol. That's quite a trade-off: Walsh insists that they put a tune that is even worse than the others on a really mediocre album, and therefore they can't have a tune on it that would be by far the...
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