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    Yeah...I've been lucky enough to see his tours...

    Yeah...I've been lucky enough to see his tours numerous times since 1999, including his DSOTM show and two of his Wall shows. If I hadn't had that fortune I'd likely be more open to seeing him at...
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    If I'm being honest with myself, the Waters...

    If I'm being honest with myself, the Waters choice for me (I had a ticket but got a refund) is mostly down to two angles: ( 1 ) it's a visually stunning show but I don't enjoy the shows where...
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    Fairly certain that the instant Howe relaxes his...

    Fairly certain that the instant Howe relaxes his grip on the Yes brand, Anderson will pounce all over it and sue any attempts to continue a version of Yes without him. In unrelated news, wow my...
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    Many years ago in a (IMHO not terribly well...

    Many years ago in a (IMHO not terribly well edited) book about Vangelis, he was quoted as saying that there was a ton of unreleased music but he was disinterested in making it available. But that...
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    In truth, not really a lineup change...Schellen's...

    In truth, not really a lineup change...Schellen's been pretty much THE live Yes drummer for a while now, with White doing just a few bits here and there when he could manage it.
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    Ravvivando is terrific IMHO. I also like...

    Ravvivando is terrific IMHO. I also like Irmler's Faust is Last (or at least parts of it).
  7. Just reporting in: my copy of the box arrived...

    Just reporting in: my copy of the box arrived yesterday (mucho gratitude to Steve F. and Wayside). Only just starting to listen (still on a Vangelis / Klaus Schulze run), but it's another lovely...
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    The main titles from Chariots of Fire are what...

    The main titles from Chariots of Fire are what most people remember (and groan a bit when they hear it given how much it was overplayed at the time), but the album as a whole had some brilliant...
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    FUCK. No more internet for me today, I'm at my...

    FUCK.

    No more internet for me today, I'm at my bad news quota.

    RIP to a very, very, very big influence and all time favorite.
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    FWIW...while I'm always curious to at least hear...

    FWIW...while I'm always curious to at least hear something new from Yes, because I already saw so many great Yes shows from the 90's - early 00's, I also don't really feel much desire to see them...
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    Well, yeah...Masterworks was over two decades...

    Well, yeah...Masterworks was over two decades ago!

    It could totally be age...seeing that interview with Alan White was certainly illustrative in terms of how much time has passed since I last saw...
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    I honestly listen to the straight score disc more...

    I honestly listen to the straight score disc more than the original soundtrack album, to be honest! This was absolutely a surprise and a real pleasure to own :up
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    Nostalgia is one hell of a drug! We 80's kids...

    Nostalgia is one hell of a drug!

    We 80's kids are squarely in the crosshairs for all the studios looking to squeeze a few extra bucks from their dusty old IPs. Probably due to Stranger Things. ...
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    Telefon Tel Aviv's "Map of What Is Effortless." ...

    Telefon Tel Aviv's "Map of What Is Effortless."

    https://telefon-tel-aviv.bandcamp.com/album/map-of-what-is-effortless
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    Yeah, Wavelength turned out really well. The...

    Yeah, Wavelength turned out really well. The expanded Miracle Mile gets a surprising amount of play time for me as well :up
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    I guess not, and this remake has apparently...

    I guess not, and this remake has apparently tanked hard :lol
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    Nice! Not entirely surprised that someone wanted...

    Nice! Not entirely surprised that someone wanted to cash in on the remake (even as the remake is getting burned alive in the reviews).
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    If he's serious, I gotta start me a festival...

    If he's serious, I gotta start me a festival ASAP. I got mad bills, people.
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    Maybe a couple of years prior to Napster I read...

    Maybe a couple of years prior to Napster I read an article in either Keyboard or Electronic Music about the new "phenomena" of nonphysical digital media. Much of the slant of the article was on the...
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    Downloading changed the landscape because even...

    Downloading changed the landscape because even though "illegal" copying was possible well before then, downloading made it easy to make reasonably-perfect copies of music available to millions...
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    That's my hope!!

    That's my hope!!
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    Heck yes! I almost considered skipping Psycho...

    Heck yes! I almost considered skipping Psycho Vegas and instead just going to Paris to see Carpenter Brut with Ulver and Sophie (darkwave female goodness) at a joint called Zenith. But there are...
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    Still to go this year, starting tomorrow: 5/17...

    Still to go this year, starting tomorrow:

    5/17 - Deftones / Gojira
    5/27 - Maryland Death Fest (only about 40% chance, but we'll see)
    6/3 - Street Cleaner
    6/7 - Sigur Ros
    6/18 - Kraftwerk
    6/19...
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    A deluxe edition was released a few years ago...

    A deluxe edition was released a few years ago with both albums remastered on CD and DVD's with 5.1 mixes of both. Was in one of those book-sized cases (i.e. Jethro Tull, Marillion remasters).
    ...
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    Sounds great!
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    So the LVE series are basically the prior...

    So the LVE series are basically the prior Editions (Silver, Historic, Jubilee, and Ultimate) reissued in more widely-available form and reorganized so that things are chronologically in order. So: ...
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    I've left instructions encouraging whomever...

    I've left instructions encouraging whomever finally takes me out, to use the boxes of my album to help weigh down the body :up
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    Chucking my $0.02 into the pot...while I'd...

    Chucking my $0.02 into the pot...while I'd probably say Freaks is the better album, for me personally Icarus II is the best late era Kansas tune.
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    Hah, 18 minutes of VV is nearly all of VV ;) But...

    Hah, 18 minutes of VV is nearly all of VV ;) But point taken, I get it. And yes: Velvet Voyage would be the first taste of 70's Klaus I would get, via a very scratchy vinyl from my college...
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    Hitchcock Suite was originally released as part...

    Hitchcock Suite was originally released as part of the Jubilee Edition, which means it must be on one of the LVE releases as well (not sure which exactly). But yeah...at the core HS is basically...
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    Weirdo that I may be....my fondness for Velvet...

    Weirdo that I may be....my fondness for Velvet Voyage got slightly superseded by my fondness for the Hitchcock Suite (which is basically VV, but much longer). I do have the older CD of Mirage for...
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    Bonus minor note on reissues...the very first...

    Bonus minor note on reissues...the very first batch from SPV had some sort of authoring/mastering issue and were replaced with better versions later. I don't recall exactly what was in that first...
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    Nice! Yeah, Totentag is a bit of a pill. I...

    Nice!

    Yeah, Totentag is a bit of a pill. I don't often revisit Dosburg Online either, might have to change that just out of curiosity.

    Minor note on the reissues...the only reason to buy them...
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    NP: Cyborgs Faust (Ballet pour le Docteur...

    NP: Cyborgs Faust (Ballet pour le Docteur Faustus) from 1978. Part of the Jubilee Edition (and I'm sure on one of the LVEs as well).
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    O_o

    O_o
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    My my, speaking of KS tangents and things...might...

    My my, speaking of KS tangents and things...might have to spring for this:

    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/stomu-yamashta-seasons-the-island-albums-1972-1976-7cd-box-set

    I have Go and Go...
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    Probably pretty good for the ol' adult film...

    Probably pretty good for the ol' adult film industry resume: Did a scene using Klaus Schulze as the soundtrack; lasted all the way to the end of the track :lol
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    I had NOT come across this one before, and it's a...

    I had NOT come across this one before, and it's a terrible watch :lol but historically fascinating for sure. It also kind of affirms for me that I'm really grateful so much AUDIO exists from these...
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    Just for clarity: I was answering the question...

    Just for clarity: I was answering the question "what live VIDEOS have been released?" Specifically, stuff other than what's already on YouTube (since HC already knows about them :up ).
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    Yeah, Rick Wright was a big influence on me when...

    Yeah, Rick Wright was a big influence on me when I was first getting "up and running" with music. And when his vocals finally resurfaced on Division Bell (and then afterwards on Broken China), it...
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    Heh...according to the liner notes, when SPV...

    Heh...according to the liner notes, when SPV re-released Body Love he was contemplating a bonus DVD with the movie on it. I have to admit, I'd have gotten a snicker out of a porno with folks doing...
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    He released several live albums including DVDs,...

    He released several live albums including DVDs, including several with Lisa Gerrard. These are all from the mid-2000's onward though. I don't believe any official releases exist from the 70's,...
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    Nice! Still getting nice Ian Anderson vibes, as...

    Nice! Still getting nice Ian Anderson vibes, as well as some nice Rick Wright vocal vibes (always loved his voice, wish he'd continued to do more with Floyd in that regard)...but in the end it's...
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    Very cool...the CD reissue of Dig It also...

    Very cool...the CD reissue of Dig It also includes a DVD of a very weird but kinda fun live KS concert featuring a very hyped up drummer (not Harald or Michael). Happy listening!
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    Yeah, I actually grabbed my copy from Chez...

    Yeah, I actually grabbed my copy from Chez Wayside a week or two ago. Those were two I'd not actually picked up before!
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    I own it. If memory serves, I did not pay a...

    I own it. If memory serves, I did not pay a bargain price for it. I don't need to worry about my memory to know that I've never listened to the entire thing.
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    I think kdm's personal nadir was Totentag, and...

    I think kdm's personal nadir was Totentag, and I'm really not sure how strongly I'd argue against him on that one.
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    Sacred cow makes amazing hamburgers :lol My...

    Sacred cow makes amazing hamburgers :lol

    My very first KS album was Royal Festival Hall Vol. 1. And this was long before SPV reissue campaigns so for many years that WAS the KS sound (for me). ...
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    I don't hate those early digital samples when...

    I don't hate those early digital samples when used well -- Wuivend Riet being my gold star example of best use -- but sadly TD and KS tended to go on autopilot. KS in particular with those "YOOO!"...
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    So I'm listening to Trancefer for the first time...

    So I'm listening to Trancefer for the first time in years this morning, just to refresh my memory. If you like this, Audentity will probably be enjoyable as well. It's a little more energetic in...
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    Took a pause from the KS binge to pop on...

    Took a pause from the KS binge to pop on Macrocosm :up
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    Only a problem if you plan to also see 'em live...

    Only a problem if you plan to also see 'em live :up

    I enjoyed The Quest more than I expected; there were some things about the production I didn't love, and I'm a little cautious to see if any...
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    Suggest ending this tangent to the conversation,...

    Suggest ending this tangent to the conversation, seeing as we've now had not one but TWO warnings.

    Let it go.
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    Oh Jesus...wow. RIP.

    Oh Jesus...wow. RIP.
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    On the non-silly side of things...rolling on...

    On the non-silly side of things...rolling on Irrlict at the moment. Not my go-to, but it does scratch a certain itch.
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    ^^ Babel was one of the very last KS-related...

    ^^ Babel was one of the very last KS-related titles I purchased (along with the Drive Inn 1/2 release only just a few weeks ago!). Good, but I need to give it a closer listen.

    The one I don't...
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    Yeah...it's KS and MG in full-on chill mode. And...

    Yeah...it's KS and MG in full-on chill mode. And there are some cool little melodic exchanges between them...the whole thing has an air of buddies catching up over drinks, firing up the gear and...
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    ^^ Also kind of fun is scanning the audience...

    ^^ Also kind of fun is scanning the audience above for other future familiar faces (Michael Hoenig is there, probably a few others).
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    Another fun trip down memory lane. He's not...

    Another fun trip down memory lane. He's not there much but he's there (3:54, a few other spots too).


    https://youtu.be/6BdsuDeFl3c
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    One more that I haven't mentioned recently, but...

    One more that I haven't mentioned recently, but probably should...that last Ash Ra Tempel "reunion" of Schulze/Göttsching.

    Is it even remotely similar to the original ART? Not at all...it's...
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