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    I always get the impression that the "big 3" are...

    I always get the impression that the "big 3" are basically retired and don't really care anymore. It is too bad that Tony, at the least, won't join Steve onstage for a song or two...it's not like...
  2. I think it was as much the behind-the-scenes...

    I think it was as much the behind-the-scenes stuff with Yes management that affected Horn as much as what happened with the fans in 1980, based on what he's said over the years. It was a pretty...
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    I agree that this remix is unimpressive. Maybe...

    I agree that this remix is unimpressive. Maybe it's because I'm an '80s guy, but the original album mix never bothered me.
  4. That's a good question. It may be that Horn...

    That's a good question. It may be that Horn rejected these tracks when he came on board to produce FFH, and thus they don't have any of his input to begin with. "Don't Take No For An Answer" seems to...
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    They do, indeed. However, rock band albums like...

    They do, indeed. However, rock band albums like You Are What You Is and Them Or Us all had very odd mixes.
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    Maybe, but even his new releases from that era...

    Maybe, but even his new releases from that era suffered from a lack of low end. Just a weird sonic situation. The last album of his that I thought had great sound was Joe's Garage.
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    That might actually be worse--talk about going...

    That might actually be worse--talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

    I really do love my own kids, by the way. Just that it's rarely all fuzziness and rainbows.
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    Yeah, it wasn't a great mix per se, but I do like...

    Yeah, it wasn't a great mix per se, but I do like the different perspective Frank brought to that version. I've long wondered whether Frank was affected by hearing loss by the '80s, because his mixes...
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    I expect a deluxe 2-disc blu-ray very soon, with...

    I expect a deluxe 2-disc blu-ray very soon, with multiple camera angles and 5.1 audio.



    Apparently, you've never been married with kids. :D
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    Love the album, but I feel like having the...

    Love the album, but I feel like having the current CD issue and Frank's '80s remix is enough. The remix (despite Frank's trebly mastering during that era) focuses more on the guitars and seems more...
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    I'd been wondering what Yabori was up to, lately....

    I'd been wondering what Yabori was up to, lately. Love the Fazjaz.jp albums I have.
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    Modern hard rock & metal guitars are almost...

    Modern hard rock & metal guitars are almost entirely close-miked. Traditionally with a single SM57 just off the center of the speaker and right up against the front grill, but now often paired with a...
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    The funny thing is that almost all of Ritchie's...

    The funny thing is that almost all of Ritchie's studio efforts up until the '90s or so were done on Vox amps, not Marshalls. The Marshall stacks were just for touring--initially because they were so...
  14. I agree. I saw Marino in concert several times...

    I agree. I saw Marino in concert several times during his '00s run when he was pretty active, and he was on fire every time. His bands from that period varied a bit in quality, though. I wish more of...
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    Here's the money quote from Jon about this idea:...

    Here's the money quote from Jon about this idea: "It’s funny, this came to me yesterday...”

    He'll be onto the next big idea the day after.

    Not that I'd possibly miss this show if it did happen.
  16. Larry Groupe's orchestrations added a lot to...

    Larry Groupe's orchestrations added a lot to Magnification. I could have done with more along those lines, actually. The bare songs themselves were mostly underwhelming.
  17. A very uneven album, from what I recall of my...

    A very uneven album, from what I recall of my early teenage period of being a Doors fanatic.
  18. The main takeaway from that paragraph is that Jon...

    The main takeaway from that paragraph is that Jon lives in a version of reality where the late '90s, 2004 and 2008 are all happening at the same time, and where nothing is ever his fault.
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    Steve has long expressed at least some...

    Steve has long expressed at least some disinterest in the Yes archives. He's made tapes available to archival projects like The Word Is Live, from what I've read, but he's never had the interest in...
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    That's definitely what should happen. I'd also...

    That's definitely what should happen. I'd also guess it's less of a fantasy than you might think. If a major promoter proposes that and comes up with the right fee amount, then I'll bet just about...
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    Quite true. However, in 2029 I doubt that "Jon...

    Quite true. However, in 2029 I doubt that "Jon Davison Plays the Music of Yes" is going to have that much more commercial appeal than "The Jon Davison Project." The Ray Wilson analogy is more apt,...
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    Howe and Anderson both seem pretty spry, and I...

    Howe and Anderson both seem pretty spry, and I can imagine at least one of them continuing to be musically active into their eighties (a decade from now).

    A Davison/Sherwood/Downes "Yes"...
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    This thread needs to go in the PE time capsule....

    This thread needs to go in the PE time capsule. :lol:
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    I really love To the Bone. A batch of great...

    I really love To the Bone. A batch of great songs. Missed the tour, like I'm pretty much missing all shows these days.

    Since he rarely does the same thing twice in a row, I'm curious to see what...
  25. At 51, and being a musician for almost 40 of...

    At 51, and being a musician for almost 40 of those years, I find that fewer things just out-and-out surprise me anymore.

    Part of it is age. Like some others here, I get that feeling of "heard it...
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    I recall someone associated with Progeny saying...

    I recall someone associated with Progeny saying that there would be further such releases, but it's been radio silence since then.

    Progeny was based on a lucky discovery of the multi-tracks, and...
  27. Thread: Gary Moore

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    Thin Lizzy couldn't be pigeonholed enough to have...

    Thin Lizzy couldn't be pigeonholed enough to have long-term success in the American market.

    As for Moore, I love Still Got the Blues but didn't care much for the blues follow-ups. The hard rock...
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    Outside of a couple of their hits, I've just...

    Outside of a couple of their hits, I've just never been able to get into Toto, but that's certainly not because of the caliber of the musicians, including Lukather. It might be that doing all that...
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    Wow, that whole band is fantastic. Interesting to...

    Wow, that whole band is fantastic. Interesting to hear a tabla player fit into a samba groove.

    Last time I saw Stanley, he had Ronald Bruner Jr. on drums, who manages to channel Elvin Jones and...
  30. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Lord added quite a bit to the Whitesnake live...

    Lord added quite a bit to the Whitesnake live show, if Live In the Heart of the City is any indication.
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    The poor mix on Monolith makes it a tougher...

    The poor mix on Monolith makes it a tougher listen than the other Kansas albums of that era, which had very crisp production.
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    I think I file him under S, but I'd have to look....

    I think I file him under S, but I'd have to look.

    There are a few anomalies in my collection. I file Heaven & Hell's "The Devil You Know" in my Black Sabbath section, because that's what it really...
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    Not happy.

    Not happy.
  34. Thread: RTF IV

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    RTF IV never went into the studio, but they...

    RTF IV never went into the studio, but they supposedly did play some new material during the Australian gigs at the beginning of their tour. I have no idea why the new stuff was dropped for the rest...
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    "Burning My Soul" got radio play when it was new.

    "Burning My Soul" got radio play when it was new.
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    I'll have to disagree with you on the "total...

    I'll have to disagree with you on the "total crap" part. I love this album from start to finish. But then, I'm the kind of weirdo that loves both disco and metal...I've always thought it's a good...
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    A vote here for Philly '76, which might be my...

    A vote here for Philly '76, which might be my favorite posthumous release (notice that I didn't say "best"). However, it covers much the same ground as Zappa in New York (recorded on same tour) and...
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    A Frank Meets Frank mash-up would be epic. I'd...

    A Frank Meets Frank mash-up would be epic. I'd definitely pay to see that.
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    This track really works for me. She's obviously...

    This track really works for me. She's obviously going in the direction she wants to artistically--you don't write a song like that if you're trying to be a "pop star."

    The comparison to Esperanza...
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    Love the concert footage, but the rest always...

    Love the concert footage, but the rest always felt extraneous. I get what Frank was trying to do, but he favored harsh and abrupt video transitions that lent the thing an awkward quality.

    I...
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    A bunch of stoned-out hippies running...

    A bunch of stoned-out hippies running high-wattage electrical equipment. What could possibly go wrong? :lol

    It really is amazing the thing happened at all. I watched both Fyre Festival...
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    Back in the '80s, Rush explained that the live...

    Back in the '80s, Rush explained that the live albums after every four studio albums were a way to sum up that particular period as a sort of "best of" approach--hence why those first three live...
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    She's definitely come along as a vocalist. I...

    She's definitely come along as a vocalist. I remember seeing some clips when she started the vocal bit, and it wasn't very listenable.

    She's a killer bassist, to be sure. Maybe she's inspired by...
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    I'd say that most of the festival was nothing to...

    I'd say that most of the festival was nothing to write home about, musically speaking. There are some obvious golden moments ("Soul Sacrifice", "Star-Spangled Banner"), but most of what I've heard...
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    The first time was during the making of Grace...

    The first time was during the making of Grace Under Pressure, I believe. I'm pretty sure there was at least one other occasion between then and 1997.
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    How many of the full Woodstock sets have been...

    How many of the full Woodstock sets have been released? I know that Santana's full set has been released, but I don't know about that many others. Even Hendrix's iconic set hasn't been released in...
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    My sense is that Geddy and Alex are basically...

    My sense is that Geddy and Alex are basically family to each other. They've been playing together since middle school. Neil is a little more on the outside, but there's obviously a sense of familial...
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    Had an LP copy of Face Dances when it came out...

    Had an LP copy of Face Dances when it came out and loved it. A clear step ahead of Who Are You, in my opinion. I want to track down a vintage '80s CD of this.

    I finally got a copy of It's Hard...
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    Odd that they didn't include Imaginaerum in that....

    Odd that they didn't include Imaginaerum in that. I actually need to grab a copy of that one.
  50. Mexicans like their metal, actually. Maybe...

    Mexicans like their metal, actually. Maybe blasting some Robbie Williams would be a better idea.
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    The article linked to above indicates that a...

    The article linked to above indicates that a different/better print from the original MGM negative was being shown in theaters in 2009. I'd think that could be transferred relatively easily with...
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    I had read that Connors left because he didn't...

    I had read that Connors left because he didn't want to do extensive rock-style touring, which RTF was beginning to do at that point. Could be multiple reasons, I'm sure.

    Stanley Clarke left RTF in...
  53. Two points: --On this side of the Atlantic,...

    Two points:

    --On this side of the Atlantic, Robbie Williams is a non-entity. Amazing that he made enough money in a relatively short burst of fame to afford the same neighborhood as Page.
    ...
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    When I watched the video of the Tampere show the...

    When I watched the video of the Tampere show the other day, I was struck by how much the songwriting in Nightwish has really evolved since Oceanborn and Wishmaster. As much as I enjoy the latter,...
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    Once is probably the album I recommend first to...

    Once is probably the album I recommend first to anyone curious about Nightwish. It probably needed to be cut by about 2-3 songs, but the material is mostly strong throughout. For someone more...
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    Ugh. Sounds like music you'd hear in a candle...

    Ugh. Sounds like music you'd hear in a candle store.

    It's great that Jon makes music dear to his heart, but I'm not just feeling it.
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    Another possibility is that the impromptu mix of...

    Another possibility is that the impromptu mix of the first half of the show was so bad that the BBC decided to just use the second half for the broadcast. You'd think the recording crew would have...
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    Floor's main gig back in the day was the band...

    Floor's main gig back in the day was the band After Forever. They started off as a "beauty and the beast" band with alternating growl vocals, but evolved to feature Floor more. Their last,...
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    That's assuming there are QPR multitracks. I've...

    That's assuming there are QPR multitracks. I've participated in many discussions over the years about the QPR recording, and my impression is that it was mixed on the fly by the board engineer just...
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    Agreed. It's a great album. Santana didn't have...

    Agreed. It's a great album. Santana didn't have the harmonic chops to truly hang with the jazz guys, but he found a way to make it work. I think they liked his more straightforward melodic...
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