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    I know it's hard to choose a setlist with such a...

    I know it's hard to choose a setlist with such a large back catalog, but only 3 songs from the new album? That's kind of harsh, given how good an album it is. Hopefully the setlist will grow to...
  2. Indeed, I approached this album review as the...

    Indeed, I approached this album review as the first disc standing alone as the proper album, and the second disc being more of a "bonus". That's not how Roine probably intended it, but the first disc...
  3. Any opinions about Part II from those who have it?

    Any opinions about Part II from those who have it?
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    Great list, I have many of those on mine, too....

    Great list, I have many of those on mine, too. It's going to be hard to refine the list by year's end.
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    I agree, fantastic album! Might be a little hard...

    I agree, fantastic album! Might be a little hard to hear this as "Leprous", but I respect them for going this direction if that's what they want to do.

    Here's a full album review:
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  6. If you want some thoughts from bassist Dave LaRue...

    If you want some thoughts from bassist Dave LaRue on Flying Colors, as well as many other facets of his career, here's a brand new interview:
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  7. I think Roine spelled it out pretty clearly here....

    I think Roine spelled it out pretty clearly here. Having interviewed Roine a few times, including this one that you're referring to, what I take from it is that Roine didn't really feel like he was...
  8. Here's a new review of the Flying Colors album...

    Here's a new review of the Flying Colors album "Third Degree": https://www.sonicperspectives.com/album-reviews/flying-colors-third-degree

    If you're not hooked by the first three singles, the rest...
  9. Indeed this is a beautiful album. They've shed...

    Indeed this is a beautiful album. They've shed most of their metal roots, and are now in the realm of the ambient side of Devin Townsend and Riverside.

    If you want to know more, here's a review...
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    The new album is stellar. Easily the best of the...

    The new album is stellar. Easily the best of the 4 since "Watershed". I would wager everyone who has stuck with them this far will likely be very pleased.

    Here's a thorough overview:
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    This is true. The guitarist's (Tommy Calton)...

    This is true. The guitarist's (Tommy Calton) playing wasn't out of his depth, he was pretty competent on hitting the actual Howe notes, but he doesn't go any further with his playing or stage...
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    Here's a brand new interview with Jon and concert...

    Here's a brand new interview with Jon and concert overview from the show in Boulder this past week. Simply put, one of the best concerts I've ever experienced. If you live on the West Coast of the...
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    Absolutely love this band. World Through My Eyes...

    Absolutely love this band. World Through My Eyes is a masterpiece, and The RPWL Experience isn't far behind. Someone mentioned Airbag, who I also really enjoy, but RPWL have much, much more going on...
  14. If you want to know more about the band, here's...

    If you want to know more about the band, here's an interview with John Boegehold (sorry, no transcript for this one, just the audio) which explains why the band was created with this lineup and much...
  15. A few weeks earlier I interviewed Alan White -...

    A few weeks earlier I interviewed Alan White - also transcribed which you can read here: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-alan-white/ - which was much shorter and less...
  16. Thanks for acknowledging that. It's so time...

    Thanks for acknowledging that. It's so time consuming to do the transcript (even with software support), but I figured the interview will reach many more people that way, because not everyone has...
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    Here's a new interview with Nad about the album...

    Here's a new interview with Nad about the album and beyond. It's a great album, lots of choice guest musicians.

    https://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-nad-sylvan/
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    The first date on the tour is July 24th, so you...

    The first date on the tour is July 24th, so you probably won't be able to find out if the setlist has changed before then. Yes, there are some new locations/venues on this next leg of the tour but...
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    Here's an audio interview with Mariusz conducted...

    Here's an audio interview with Mariusz conducted a couple of weeks ago right before the Boulder show, focusing on aspects of touring in the States:
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  20. Yeah, Scott's fantastic. He hasn't been with...

    Yeah, Scott's fantastic. He hasn't been with Pendragon for at least 4 years now, though. So, maybe he's available.

    Nick D'Virgilio played with Frost* on Cruise to the Edge this past February, so...
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    Just got it and it's wonderful.

    Just got it and it's wonderful.
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    Thanks. I'm open to learning more about...

    Thanks. I'm open to learning more about fine-tuning this distinction. In reflecting now, it looks like I should not have used the word "references" in the article, because there aren't exact specific...
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    There will be more US and Canada dates during the...

    There will be more US and Canada dates during the same time period as Rosfest. Probably just a handful of dates, they're working it out now.
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    I don't know how many people here are still...

    I don't know how many people here are still curious about the new 1,000 Hands album who haven't heard it yet. This thorough review will shed a little more insight. Of any of Jon's previous albums,...
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    There's so many great albums already out this...

    There's so many great albums already out this year! Some of my favorites are:

    Big Big Train
    The Mute Gods
    Neal Morse Band
    Jon Anderson
    RPWL
    Steve Hackett
    In Continuum
    UPF
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    Someone asked that I post my interview with...

    Someone asked that I post my interview with Michel when it's published, which happened today, though the interview was done about 6 weeks ago. Here is the link:
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  27. New RIVERSIDE interview with Mariusz Duda - album releases on Sept. 28th

    Riverside fans, the wait is almost over! The new album "Wasteland" is promising and will be released on Sept. 28th. I'll have a full album review available in another week or so.

    For now, here's...
  28. The new album is an ideal entry point for anyone,...

    The new album is an ideal entry point for anyone, it's a strong disc. Bruce feels like it's a new band now, he's got a lot of energy for where they're going!

    And speaking of where they're...
  29. Thread: 90125/Asia

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    Both albums must have been shockers to prog fans...

    Both albums must have been shockers to prog fans from the 70's who would be disappointed with the pop directions of these releases. But since I came into the bands just around the time that these...
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    The new one is pretty much on par with "Delusion...

    The new one is pretty much on par with "Delusion Rain". The band has had an amazingly consistent run of albums over the decades. Here's an album review if you're interested. I'll have an audio...
  31. Yeah, I saw that, too. Grueling. My guess is that...

    Yeah, I saw that, too. Grueling. My guess is that the bands' day jobs (Alan especially) may have dictated not too long touring? That and/or it's a low-budget tour.
    Sad to see such limited touring...
  32. I'm not sure why you had any high hopes...

    I'm not sure why you had any high hopes considering that you don't like Daniel's singing or Roine's influence? It's not like those two are going to sound dramatically different from the way they...
  33. This is largely on target. Except for the 2 1/2...

    This is largely on target. Except for the 2 1/2 songs with Casey, of course! (which mean, if you like Casey's voice then those should appeal)
  34. If it hasn't been posted here before, here's a...

    If it hasn't been posted here before, here's a review of the new album that I wrote last week:

    http://www.sonicperspectives.com/album-reviews/sea-within-sea-within/

    To address some of the...
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    There's plenty there at the core of Neal's...

    There's plenty there at the core of Neal's writing...he's a fantastic musician and writer.

    I know what you mean about the new album being a bit too low key...it's not as engaging as even Song...
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    The whole cruise was fantastic, once again. As...

    The whole cruise was fantastic, once again. As mentioned, Knifeworld was a great treat and I loved seeing Kavus in action. Despite being a more edgy band than most of the usual lineup, they were very...
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    Late Night Live was great this year. Lots of...

    Late Night Live was great this year. Lots of inspiring camaraderie between audience members and artists. Some artists like Tony Levin & Pat go there every night and hang out the whole evening. Other...
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    :lol Ironic observation! Progressive Ears...

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    Ironic observation! Progressive Ears threads are full of complaints, which is why I seldom come here anymore. Proggers (and people in general, especially on social media) just seem to...
  39. Fantastic band! Their show at Rosfest is one of...

    Fantastic band! Their show at Rosfest is one of the best Rosfest performances I've ever seen. Such energy during their live performance, loved the whole band, the drummer was killing it, too. If Gin...
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    The Neal Morse Band will be getting together in...

    The Neal Morse Band will be getting together in January to write and record the next prog full-band followup album to TSOAD. Depending on how those sessions go, and Mike Portnoy's availability for...
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    Airbag will likely meet what you're looking for....

    Airbag will likely meet what you're looking for. Very Gilmour'esque guitar.
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    Mono-chrome? No, Mono-tonus. I love...

    Mono-chrome? No, Mono-tonus.

    I love Anathema's last several albums. WHBWH is one of my favorite albums of all time, although I do think they're re-treading their sound too much and The Optimist...
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    Hi, I was at the Morsefest show (there were only...

    Hi, I was at the Morsefest show (there were only 2 shows of Snow: Morsefest and Loreley) which was over-the-top amazing. If you like the Snow album, you'll certainly love the Blueray/DVD they are...
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    Personally, I love the production of the last few...

    Personally, I love the production of the last few albums and think Rich Mouser is fantastic on album and in concert. I can understand what people are saying in this thread about greater dynamics in...
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    Absolutely amazing weekend! For fans of Neal...

    Absolutely amazing weekend! For fans of Neal Morse, this can't be beat. The band was on fire and Portnoy especially played with a passion like never before, knowing it was his last time to play TSOAD...
  46. Jeff Scott Soto's cover (and knowledge) of the...

    Jeff Scott Soto's cover (and knowledge) of the Queen catalog is very impressive, too: https://youtu.be/Yob0Wpgcxns
  47. I saw their show in Denver last night and it was...

    I saw their show in Denver last night and it was powerful! The new album is great and featuring many of those songs really worked well. Gavin was playing a brand new "Anchor" drum kit which looked...
  48. Yes, it's still TSOAD tour. This will be the last...

    Yes, it's still TSOAD tour. This will be the last time they play the whole album in its entirety, culminating with the show at Morsefest.
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    I really like Katatonia but honestly the last...

    I really like Katatonia but honestly the last album or two bore the hell out of me. They have become the lamest band because all they do IS SOUND THE SAME. Every album is similar, although they did...
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    THANK YOU, Dave, for helping to get Adrian on the...

    THANK YOU, Dave, for helping to get Adrian on the Cruise. I was really hoping he would join. When he was on the PNAS cruise he joined Transatlantic for an incredible "Indiscipline" which was a...
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    AWWWWWW......

    AWWWWWW......
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    No, Kansas and Hackett have not been announced...

    No, Kansas and Hackett have not been announced for 2018. Knifeworld and Lifesigns is added to that list miamiscot posted. No word on when more new bands will be added but it's likely another 14...
  53. Since there's some talk of Transatlantic in this...

    Since there's some talk of Transatlantic in this post, if anyone here doesn't know...3/4th's of TA reunited on CTTE for a most incredible set to celebrate Portnoy's birthday. It was simply amazing! ...
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    Awesome, Dave! What day (night) is that on? ...

    Awesome, Dave! What day (night) is that on? Can't wait to see you again! - Scott
  55. Fantastic album! The whole thing is really...

    Fantastic album! The whole thing is really growing on me in a good way. I would think most PoS fans will be very pleased with this.
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    Singing. Happily, the night before we have a...

    Singing.

    Happily, the night before we have a "dress rehearsal" for the Late Night songs at a separate event, Prog on the Ranch, which is being held at a local's farm about 40 minutes from Tampa. ...
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    Definitely a first-world problem, yes. I'm...

    Definitely a first-world problem, yes. I'm bummed about the lack of advanced schedule but I'm fine with going with the flow, too. More important is that they not have sound checks/delays run so...
  58. Thanks for the recap and overview! Very much...

    Thanks for the recap and overview! Very much appreciated!



    All signs point to 2018 or later for more from TA, nothing on the horizon for now.
  59. Is there more info available on this? Are Mark...

    Is there more info available on this? Are Mark and Sean both definitely involved, and who else? I'd consider making a trip to Chicago for this, but would be great to know a bit more. Thank you!
  60. Different tastes...my lineup is somewhat...

    Different tastes...my lineup is somewhat reversed!

    1 - TSOAD
    2 - One
    3 - The Grand Experiment
    4 - Momentum
    5 - T2
    6 - T1
    7 - ?
    8 - Lifeline
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