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    :lol

    :lol
  2. Sticky: Nice :lol

    Nice :lol
  3. I think I'm one of the few who liked H&E, for the...

    I think I'm one of the few who liked H&E, for the most part. There were a couple of clunkers, but about 80% of it I enjoyed a lot. CTTE it ain't, but... well... never mind. :lol

    Of course I'll buy...
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    Sticky: I'm so down for this, it's not even funny. :ipa

    I'm so down for this, it's not even funny. :ipa
  5. Sticky: This is a really nice idea, Duncan. I remember...

    This is a really nice idea, Duncan. I remember Chris from his posts here and he seemed like a good guy. Sadly I never met him in person... But what a generous thing to do, leaving his CD collection...
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    I really liked Emotional Tattoos also. :ipa

    I really liked Emotional Tattoos also. :ipa
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    Glad it's grown on you so much. :) I never get...

    Glad it's grown on you so much. :) I never get tired of hearing "La Luna Nuova", such a beautiful piece.

    I'm gonna dust off my CD and listen to it in the car today I think. :up
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    Sound of Contact - Dimensionaut Wow, I...

    Sound of Contact - Dimensionaut




    Wow, I was just thinking of The Decemberists a couple of days ago. This had some really good songs on it.
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    :rofl I'm not sure if that's better or worse! ;)...

    :rofl I'm not sure if that's better or worse! ;)






    :lol
  10. Hey, Tony has released 3 albums of classical...

    Hey, Tony has released 3 albums of classical music since the mid-2000s. :)
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    Sean, I understand where you're coming from. Even...

    Sean, I understand where you're coming from. Even though I had already made the decision months ago to get the vaccine once it was available to folks in my age bracket, I still felt a little bit...
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    Because of this: You over-simplify the...

    Because of this:




    You over-simplify the facts (not just here, but on most topics). Criticizing "hipsters" for 'excluding people', but then everyone who's into collecting this retro stuff you...
  13. Yeah, I agree with you. While I really liked...

    Yeah, I agree with you. While I really liked Photos of Ghosts, when I heard the original Italian version a little while later it was like a night and day difference. Amico is so much better.
  14. Interestingly, it's kind of the reverse for me --...

    Interestingly, it's kind of the reverse for me -- L'isola I'd rate as good as Per un Amico, with the debut just slightly behind them. However, Storia has "Impressioni di Settembre", which is one of...
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    Those are great songs. I love the beginning of...

    Those are great songs. I love the beginning of Duke's Travels -- the guitar and cymbals always make me picture waves crashing on the beach for some reason. Really lovely. :heart
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    This sounds interesting... I'm in!

    This sounds interesting... I'm in!
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    Twee? I can't agree there. :lol The jam on the...

    Twee? I can't agree there. :lol The jam on the latter half of "Abacab" from Three Sides Live is not what I'd ever call "twee". I'd reserve that word for a tune like "Harlequin".




    There's...
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    I know you have an ax to grind here, but it's not...

    I know you have an ax to grind here, but it's not as simple as you want to believe it is.

    Old technology will always hold some fascination for certain people, especially those who didn't grow up...
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    Dang... I knew the R.E.M. version from years ago...

    Dang... I knew the R.E.M. version from years ago but hadn't realized it was a Leonard Cohen song (or else I had forgotten). :oops Lyrically it always sounded threatening/ominous, so it was...
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    Respectfully, I wouldn't go that far either. The...

    Respectfully, I wouldn't go that far either. The "song" side of Smallcreep's Day always sounded stronger to me; its the side that I enjoy more, even though the suite has its moments for sure. But it...
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    I can understand if 80s Genesis just didn't...

    I can understand if 80s Genesis just didn't engage you. Tastes differ, and that's cool.

    The stuff I said about "Abacab" wasn't so much directed at you; it was because of Trane's "Abacrap" fixation...
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    I feel similarly. When I speak about...

    I feel similarly. When I speak about self-indulgence in this context, I'm largely referring to being "flashy" (for lack of a better term). But if I didn't like self-indulgence to some extent at...
  23. Sticky: This seems really familiar for some reason... I...

    This seems really familiar for some reason... I seem to recall seeing their name somewhere and/or reading about them, but I don't think I've ever heard this album. Just added it on iTunes so I can...
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    What demise? The musicianship never went away....

    What demise? The musicianship never went away. They evolved. They got less self-indulgent, which wasnít necessarily a bad thing.

    Those guys showed they could still bring it (e.g. all three of them...
  25. Oh man, Chocolate Kings has some great moments....

    Oh man, Chocolate Kings has some great moments. Itís not quite as high up there as the first three (for me), but itís well worth having/hearing.

    Iím not nuts about the lyrics and singing in ďIs...
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    I like it too.

    I like it too.
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    Very cool. I donít have any version of Civilian,...

    Very cool. I donít have any version of Civilian, so Iíd be down for a reissue. :cool
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    I would love to hear a remix/remaster of...

    I would love to hear a remix/remaster of Smallcreepís Day. :up
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Phil only made the band better, and you know it....

    Phil only made the band better, and you know it. :)
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    Whoa, thereís a Civilian reissue? Iíd like to...

    Whoa, thereís a Civilian reissue? Iíd like to hear that!
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    And yet I donít know it, but I know Tower of...

    And yet I donít know it, but I know Tower of Song. *shrug*

    You know what they say about assuming. ;)
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    Oh come on. This again? :lol Thatís not clever....

    Oh come on. This again? :lol Thatís not clever. You realize that, right?
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    Didnít you just say that youíve never owned Duke?

    Didnít you just say that youíve never owned Duke?
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    I like that one a lot too.

    I like that one a lot too.
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    Same here, regarding the song side. It's a little...

    Same here, regarding the song side. It's a little more consistent IMO, but overall it's a great record. I first got it on CD, and then a few years later got a decent vinyl copy on eBay. :D
  37. It's a great photo. :up

    It's a great photo. :up
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    This video likely won't change the mind of anyone...

    This video likely won't change the mind of anyone who already dislikes the song, but others may find it interesting.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eSMzgcWdMg
  39. Thank you, Pete. I hope you and your family are...

    Thank you, Pete. I hope you and your family are all holding up okay.




    Thanks for the link. I think that's the first picture of Steve that I've seen where he didn't have a mustache. :)
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    :lol Offensive? Why, because they aren't "prawg"?...

    :lol Offensive? Why, because they aren't "prawg"?

    "Misunderstanding" and "Turn It On Again" are great songs. Your loss, dude. |)
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    :roll

    :roll
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    Thanks for sharing that. It's good to be reminded...

    Thanks for sharing that. It's good to be reminded that people can have good qualities, even when they're Roger Waters. :)
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    I'm sorry -- I love Smallcreep's Day, but I still...

    I'm sorry -- I love Smallcreep's Day, but I still prefer Misunderstanding and Please Don't Ask. It's not about superiority.

    I know what I like.
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    I'm not sure if that has any correlation, since...

    I'm not sure if that has any correlation, since bands/songs that generate threads on PE aren't necessarily a representation of the majority in the outside world. I don't recall seeing "Bird On the...
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    I love Courting the Widow, but my favorite from...

    I love Courting the Widow, but my favorite from that trilogy is The Bride Said No (his second one). Something about it just really clicks with me. The Genesis influence is a little less overt on that...
  46. Those are great pictures. :heart

    Those are great pictures. :heart
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    Which is really not saying much. Thatís my point....

    Which is really not saying much. Thatís my point. This discussion only illustrates that some of us know that Leonard Cohen song and some of us donít.
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    My point is itís not near-universally known like...

    My point is itís not near-universally known like Bridge Over Troubled Water is. Even people who donít know Simon and Garfunkel will still know of that song. I actually know some Leonard Cohen songs...
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    Maybe not as famous as you think it is. Not on...

    Maybe not as famous as you think it is. Not on the level of Bridge Over Troubled Water.
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    I'd never heard of the Leonard Cohen song myself....

    I'd never heard of the Leonard Cohen song myself. Maybe it's a lot more well known than I thought, but it was not the first thing that came to my mind (rather, it was the Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson...
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    I'm still not convinced that "Bird On a Wire" is...

    I'm still not convinced that "Bird On a Wire" is a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Bird On the Wire". But I guess we'll see! :lol
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    This makes sense. Given that the Cohen...

    This makes sense.




    Given that the Cohen song is actually "Bird On the Wire", I suspect that this is not a cover. "Bird on a Wire" is a fairly nondescript title anyway -- there was a Neville...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Donít know that Iíd call them poorly chosen...

    Donít know that Iíd call them poorly chosen either. Thereís only so many words in the English language.
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    Do we even know that theyíre covers? The titles...

    Do we even know that theyíre covers? The titles are slightly different.
  56. 100% It won't be the same without him. Sadly I...

    100%

    It won't be the same without him. Sadly I never met him but I'm thankful to have at least known him through PE, and to have the good memories.
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    You're so right, my friend. :ipa

    You're so right, my friend. :ipa
  58. Pete, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thank you for...

    Pete, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thank you for keeping us all in the loop during this time. You have nothing to apologize for.

    There are no useful words I can find at times like this. Steve was...
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    The fact that his one is not a concept album...

    The fact that his one is not a concept album actually makes me a bit more interested. If it's just a collection of songs (i.e. no overtures, no recurring motifs/themes, etc.) I find that much less...
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    Hang in there, Peter. We'll be thinking of you...

    Hang in there, Peter. We'll be thinking of you all. :heart
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