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  1. I assume you're just being funny (or trying...

    I assume you're just being funny (or trying to)... If not, I don't think I can be of much help.
  2. Well, none of the 1969-72 incarnations had violin...

    Well, none of the 1969-72 incarnations had violin either. It was just an exception to the rule that lasted a little under two years. (Not trying to minimise David's input - this is my favourite...
  3. Don't know about "obviously"... In fact, quite...

    Don't know about "obviously"... In fact, quite the contrary - it's NOT from the same photo session, since Cross was no longer in the band when those were taken. It's just made to look similar.
  4. I'm not sure any part of your question makes...

    I'm not sure any part of your question makes sense to me... But I'll answer this. On the released "USA", Cross's contributions were mixed out in certain spots detailed above, and Eddie Jobson...
  5. Absolutely - sorry about the above post, I didn't...

    Absolutely - sorry about the above post, I didn't have the LP handy and relied on a scan of the cover that was barely legible & missed "Schizoid".

    https://www.calyx-canterbury.fr/index/credits.jpg
  6. It's not just "common knowledge", it's precisely...

    It's not just "common knowledge", it's precisely detailed in the credits : violin on "LTiA2" and piano (Pianet, actually) on "Lament".
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    Tangerine Dream performed at that same festival...

    Tangerine Dream performed at that same festival that year (as did Weather Report, incidentally).
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    Perhaps Steve will correct me on this, but my...

    Perhaps Steve will correct me on this, but my impression is that we got Relaps partly as a result of the diminishing sales/revenue alluded to above. Before that, Daniel seemed reluctant to release...
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    Said mixes are instrumental, and other details...

    Said mixes are instrumental, and other details differ from the released versions, although the backing tracks are identical.
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    Supposedly Lihns is about (& Kobaian for) the...

    Supposedly Lihns is about (& Kobaian for) the rain.
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    Iím sure Floyd paid Laperrousaz handsomely for...

    Iím sure Floyd paid Laperrousaz handsomely for his job - despite being responsible for the filmsí withdrawal at the time.

    Laperrousaz appears to have done further work on other bandsí...
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    There were two films, released in the spring of...

    There were two films, released in the spring of 1970 but quickly banned after a court injunction from Pink Flioyd who argued no proper contract had been signed.

    The footage in the Floyd box was...
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    There isn't one...

    There isn't one...
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    Yes had excellent keyboard work by 'the Rick' and...

    Yes had excellent keyboard work by 'the Rick' and excellent use by Chris Squire of 'the [other] Rick' !
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    Yes, it would make no sense to change the *tempo*...

    Yes, it would make no sense to change the *tempo* of a live performance to fit that of the original studio version, and that's not what I've been talking about. Just, assuming that musicians have...
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    Surely you meant to write something else there,...

    Surely you meant to write something else there, but for the benefit of those who have yet to attend a concert and might misbehave as a result of the above, photography is only allowed at the very end...
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    I started a thead on this last night which has...

    I started a thead on this last night which has been moved out of the main thread, as yours probably will be.
    Not sure it's a wise move as I'm sure others will create identical threads once the...
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    RIP Bill Rieflin (King Crimson)

    Unbelievably sad [considering what he went through last year - and now this]... From Robert Fripp's FB page. No cause cited.
    RIP
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    OK, thanks for making that clear, let's put this...

    OK, thanks for making that clear, let's put this to rest. Again, I appreciate your work - even used a bit from one of your Genesis videos in a talk I did a few days ago in Switzerland. And regarding...
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    I wouldn't have written this - after my initial...

    I wouldn't have written this - after my initial post which was complimentary about his work in general but merely suggested that it would be even better if he also took care of the speed issues - if...
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    Ah, Henry's discography - of course ! Note that...

    Ah, Henry's discography - of course !
    Note that this also claims that Kaye (and no one else from Yes, apparently) plays on "Witchi Tai To" - there you go.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn98VXMBupc ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn98VXMBupc

    This is a cover of the Jim Pepper tune by 'Legs' Larry Smith of the Bonzo Dog Band - the first-ever release by Charisma Records, November 1969.
    Rest of...
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    You're free to not care but the rest of your...

    You're free to not care but the rest of your argument makes no sense whatsoever. It's better for music to run at the correct speed, period.
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    That one made my day - thanks ! ;-)

    That one made my day - thanks ! ;-)
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    It always amazes me that many people treat speed...

    It always amazes me that many people treat speed correction as a "subjective" thing, like remastering, when it's probably the most rational thing there is. I mean, it either plays at the right speed,...
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    Difficult to see or make out what Thierry Eliez...

    Difficult to see or make out what Thierry Eliez is contributing keyboard-wise. Iím only hearing Simonís ĎRhodesí...
  27. Thread: Magma news

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    I was surprised to learn that he doesn't tune his...

    I was surprised to learn that he doesn't tune his bass in fifths (like a cello) like his father and Bussonnet both did (not sure if Paganotti and the others also did ?). I assume the fifth string is...
  28. Thread: Magma news

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    It's a piece by Michel Graillier (RIP), Magma...

    It's a piece by Michel Graillier (RIP), Magma pianist from 1974-76.
    https://www.discogs.com/Michel-Graillier-Dream-Drops/master/343862
  29. Thread: Magma news

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    L-R : Sandrine Destefanis (vocals), Stella...

    L-R : Sandrine Destefanis (vocals), Stella Vander, Simon Goubert (Rhodes & very occasional drums), Thierry Eliez (keyboards), Isabelle Feuillebois, Christian Vander, Hervť Aknin, Sylvie Fisichella...
  30. Of course, Mike Rutherford had absolutely no...

    Of course, Mike Rutherford had absolutely no responsibility in that... He's probably under strict orders (& surveilance) from both PC and PG not to add any of those 10-minute instrumental sections he...
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    Not yet, but there's plenty of room for it in...

    Not yet, but there's plenty of room for it in that box.
    ...
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    Thanks for setting the record straight. I'm not...

    Thanks for setting the record straight. I'm not familiar with all of Wakeman's books, I didn't know any of them qualified as a proper autobiography. I have one that's more like a series of anecdotes....
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    And could we hope to eventually get the Squire...

    And could we hope to eventually get the Squire bio Vincent Gallo had begun working on ?
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    Thatís right, Caped Crusader came first, shoddy...

    Thatís right, Caped Crusader came first, shoddy job though it is... Some good bits though.
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    The first autobiography of a Yes member was Bill...

    The first autobiography of a Yes member was Bill Brufordís !!
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    It's a complicated story, to the point where the...

    It's a complicated story, to the point where the various parties all have a point.

    Bad record deals were signed which should probably never have been signed, and some of them would be illegal...
  37. VERY exciting !!

    VERY exciting !!
  38. Supposedly Jack Knife was a revival of the band...

    Supposedly Jack Knife was a revival of the band Wetton and Palmer-James had with John Hutcherson in thť late 60s, playing some of the same songs - but with a disco-type rhythm section.

    The writing...
  39. To be honest I donít know the details. My...

    To be honest I donít know the details. My impression from interviews is that he played guitar but he probably did a bit of everything. But I wouldnít expect any of it to be like Emergency. Do you...
  40. Apparently he did a lot of very commercial...

    Apparently he did a lot of very commercial session work for music you really donít want to hear.
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    Listening to "Echoes" now. Not terribly...

    Listening to "Echoes" now. Not terribly impressed. Seems they haven't bothered to work out (a) the actual lyrics; (b) whether some of the chords are minor or major.
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    If you consider a band American on the basis of...

    If you consider a band American on the basis of its non-writer drummer being American. (Who hadn't yet joined when they recorded the 1st album so the band was 100% British anyway !)
  43. When Clive Davis signed HTM to Arista, based on...

    When Clive Davis signed HTM to Arista, based on the accounts I've read from band members, he thought they had great potential as providers of soundtrack music for sci-fi films, which kind of makes...
  44. Four-letter posts arenít exactly his thing...

    Four-letter posts arenít exactly his thing...
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    Jobson has a crazy concept of what constitutes...

    Jobson has a crazy concept of what constitutes "good" production, particularly applied to live recordings.
    It's all the more surprising as, on the other hand, his re-creation of the classic UK...
  46. I noticed that one too. Doesn't make sense unless...

    I noticed that one too. Doesn't make sense unless he really means 1977.
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    Yes, I do. It's still on DimeADozen, where I got...

    Yes, I do. It's still on DimeADozen, where I got it from. It claims to be soundboard-sourced, and sounds like it. Or to be more specific, it sounds like an Eddie Jobson production. Some, let's say,...
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    Of the trio line-up with Bozzio, there's a...

    Of the trio line-up with Bozzio, there's a soundboard from Wilmington (DE) that's in circulation. Drums slightly boomy, but otherwise fine.
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    Not all 2012 shows had that line-up. I saw them...

    Not all 2012 shows had that line-up. I saw them in London, and it was a quartet with Machacek and Gary Husband on drums.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bet6rPhNSIU ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bet6rPhNSIU

    Thanks !
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    Can anyone here (possibly you, profusion) shed...

    Can anyone here (possibly you, profusion) shed any light on what the creative process in the band was, and more specifically the interaction between composing the music and writing the lyrics ? Did...
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    There is a 1970 session on this relatively...

    There is a 1970 session on this relatively obscure release that, to my knowledge, hasn't been released elsewhere :
    https://www.discogs.com/fr/Caravan-The-Show-Of-Our-Lives/release/8267973

    6. If I...
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    A discussion I had with Tim H about "Amygdala"...

    A discussion I had with Tim H about "Amygdala" (2005). He's evidently less of a fan of the piece than some of us are...

    Q: re: "Amygdala", I think you now consider this the absolute antithesis to...
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    A somewhat related item of interest is something...

    A somewhat related item of interest is something I heard from drummer Dave Kerman, who attended several shows on the GftO tour and swears that Tony Kaye was part of the band's entourage in some...
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    For the record, it's Robert's words in "Sea...

    For the record, it's Robert's words in "Sea Song", not Alfie's, and the Ivor Cutler monologues were written by Robert, too. It seems you're implying something different here.
  56. Thread: Keith Tippet

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    Not fair to Melody Maker, which devoted a...

    Not fair to Melody Maker, which devoted a sizeable portion of its weekly issue to jazz back in those days, with top journalists like Richard Williams, Steve Lake and others dealing with the current...
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    It's Alan Gowen singing "bye for now" in his...

    It's Alan Gowen singing "bye for now" in his vocoder.

    http://www.calyx-canterbury.fr/index/gowenvocoder.jpg
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    To be honest... I think that's just how Bill...

    To be honest... I think that's just how Bill MacCormick phrased it in one particular interview, having come into trouble (with Fripp, via the Elephant Talk mailing list where someone had posted about...
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    For a moment while I wrote the post above I'd...

    For a moment while I wrote the post above I'd forgotten about them doing "Gates" on the last US tour. Sorry about that. I remember hearing a recording and Downes did sound OK playing - at least, as...
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    Agreed, although Downes surprisingly was in a...

    Agreed, although Downes surprisingly was in a late incarnation of Gary Boyle's Isotope !
    Henry has been keeping (sort of) alive the hope of a last-minute announcement that Moraz would appear as...
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