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  1. My two favourites from his solo releases: “At The...

    My two favourites from his solo releases: “At The Speed of Life” and “Citizen”
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    Viv Stanshall would have made a fabulous Gandalf

    Viv Stanshall would have made a fabulous Gandalf
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    Tremendous. Reminds me of dancing about my living...

    Tremendous. Reminds me of dancing about my living room with my sisters to Top of The Pops. Surely some kind of legacy.
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    My wife tells me I have the same shit on the...

    My wife tells me I have the same shit on the walls as I did as a teenager- but now I’ve put them in frames and call them collectibles
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    Anyone still thinking a reunion is possible wants...

    Anyone still thinking a reunion is possible wants to read the first chapter of his book.
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    Bought this - so good.

    Bought this - so good.
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    I remember many years ago listening to a UK radio...

    I remember many years ago listening to a UK radio 2 “round table” type of show of music people reviewing new singles- mid nineties- boy bands were all over the place. One of the guests was Trevor...
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    https://youtu.be/ZTLVQYFbXBI

    https://youtu.be/ZTLVQYFbXBI
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    I share others feelings about the deluge of “new...

    I share others feelings about the deluge of “new age” and piano albums etc but i have all of them nonetheless. Albums often classified in these sections worth checking out IMHO;
    Zodiaque
    Seven...
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    If a band want to make an issue about that that’s...

    If a band want to make an issue about that that’s up to them (although they should probably make the policy clear when buying the ticket). If someone wants to film on their phone it really doesn’t...
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    Gong + Miquette - saw the show in Glasgow which...

    Gong + Miquette - saw the show in Glasgow which was fantastic.
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    “while I loved what Jenfkins did with Nucleus and...

    “while I loved what Jenfkins did with Nucleus and Softs, I can't stand any of the stuff he's done since”

    A lot of people love it and he seems to be the saviour of modern classical composition in...
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    I love PG - kept me and my teenage friends...

    I love PG - kept me and my teenage friends enthused in the early 80’s when everyone else from the 70’s seemed to have given up and Bandcamp is my go to store for music. Seems like a great partnership.
  14. Jack Bruce says it would have happened anyway -...

    Jack Bruce says it would have happened anyway - just not in the same way.
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    Personally I think Starship Trooper sounds really...

    Personally I think Starship Trooper sounds really good, especially Billy Sherwood’s bass.
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    I got the box set and have been loving it -...

    I got the box set and have been loving it - especially the later funkier albums which I had never heard before. My birthday is next month and I have asked for “Live 1970” (with Leon Thomas) on vinyl....
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    At least it doesn’t have that god awful canned...

    At least it doesn’t have that god awful canned crowd noise.
  18. Just north of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross (yes...

    Just north of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross (yes it’s a real place). Amazing. Where were you.
  19. Watching Close to the Edge video on a cliff side...

    Watching Close to the Edge video on a cliff side on West cost of Scotland. Tremendous.
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    Sounded pretty good to me - apart from the...

    Sounded pretty good to me - apart from the guitarist fluffing the intro to roundabout.

    Not seen any chat about this track which I rather like.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=RDORN9JO1YSHo
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    Sticky: New Pallas free album

    https://pallasofficial.bandcamp.com/album/courage-and-other-songs-of-war-and-peace

    Few new things on it.
  22. Thread: Yes Acoustic

    by Yeswave
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    One of my many claims to fame! - myself and my...

    One of my many claims to fame! -
    myself and my wife appear briefly in this dvd backstage at Liverpool. (Thanks to Brian Neeson for backstage passes)
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    I particularly like disc 4&5 "Live in Preston...

    I particularly like disc 4&5 "Live in Preston Lancs 1981" and listen to them quite often. As it's a "bootleg" issue don't expect perfect audio.
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    I was obsessed with this song for ages. Brings me...

    I was obsessed with this song for ages. Brings me to tears.
  25. Thread: 9012Live

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    Been discussed here before but it was the early...

    Been discussed here before but it was the early days of home video and it was a companion release to the 9012live video - the idea being that people would buy both - which I did. Think it was pretty...
  26. 14 dollars shipping to UK for a 4 dollar CD....

    14 dollars shipping to UK for a 4 dollar CD. Hoping for a digital release.
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    Kavis Torabi - Solar Divination EP Awooga -...

    Kavis Torabi - Solar Divination EP
    Awooga - Conduit
    Moetar - Final Four
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    +1

    +1
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    Amazon music app was annoying - took 3 days to...

    Amazon music app was annoying - took 3 days to upload my music to Google Play. Hope that's better - at least it's free.
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    Reminds me of a quote from Billy Connolly - " It'...

    Reminds me of a quote from Billy Connolly - " It' s got nothing to do with bakers down lanes at 1 o'clock in the morning - it's your youth you yearn for "
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    I was at that gig - most people were already out...

    I was at that gig - most people were already out the exits when he came back on.
    Personal moments: my brother punching a guy at the Drama Yes gig in 1980 for shouting out crap throughout most of the...
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    I'm awaiting vinyl also - in the meantime loving...

    I'm awaiting vinyl also - in the meantime loving the soap opera that the digital files stuff has turned into.

    I have all the Friday Music vinyls. Had to send back Tormato as it sounded terrible,...
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    Ok Tommy (one for the UK guys there) I am not a...

    Ok Tommy (one for the UK guys there)
    I am not a huge KC fan but for me this is one that works. I've seen it live by both KC and David Cross Band ( DC Band just edges it) and I found it intense;...
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    The new album is slowly growing on me. Not ready...

    The new album is slowly growing on me. Not ready to say it's my favourite yet. I take this as a good sign. Seen them twice recently and the new music is great live amongst a great show.
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    Personally I bought "Sounds" every week - when...

    Personally I bought "Sounds" every week - when people did that sort of thing. Imagine - not only having to pay for your music, but paying for your music news as well. Unbelievable.
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    This is just so sad. I saw Virgil play with his...

    This is just so sad.
    I saw Virgil play with his Dads band a few years ago and had a great time. I always really like the Remixes album he done and still have it on my MP3 for when I'm out running.
    ...
  38. Thread: Gandalf's Fist

    by Yeswave
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    I pay £15.00 per month for a premium family...

    I pay £15.00 per month for a premium family account so no adverts and track transitions are fine on my phone. Thanks for your concern.
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    Ok, so Rick kinda annoys me. His politics are...

    Ok, so Rick kinda annoys me. His politics are reprehensible and his humour is embarrassing.

    At HRH Prog last year he was the headline act. Him and a piano. His jokes were old and lame. As soon as...
  40. Thread: Gandalf's Fist

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    I listened to the 3 disc version on Spotify and...

    I listened to the 3 disc version on Spotify and kinda got bored- but kinda liked it all the same. I bought a vinyl EP from the album and this is much more enjoyable. Saw them at HRH Prog earlier this...
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    Being a big fan of Todd and ELP I really felt I...

    Being a big fan of Todd and ELP I really felt I had missed something special with the recent tour, but I couldn't afford to go to the US and I knew they wouldn't be doing the same in the U.K. (hell...
  42. I was a young teenager at the Glasgow Apollo in...

    I was a young teenager at the Glasgow Apollo in 1980 and there was one guy only making an arse of himself and he was only a few seats from us. My older brother had it out with him enquiring why the...
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    Thought I might post a short something about a...

    Thought I might post a short something about a show;
    Glasgow last night was amazing. I've been avoiding spoilers for sooo long (although getting the odd hint) and I think the setlist was about what...
  44. Thread: MAGENTA

    by Yeswave
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    I bought the audio digital version of this album...

    I bought the audio digital version of this album from Bandcamp. I' m not a huge Magenta fan but this is one of the best live prog albums I've heard.
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    Hmm; Yes in Glasgow was fab and as usual I...

    Hmm;
    Yes in Glasgow was fab and as usual I embarrassed myself and had a great time.
    HRH Prog Festival in Wales was a great weekend with some great sets (Soft machine/ Ian Anderson/Von Hertzen...
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    I didn't realise I was required to take sides....

    I didn't realise I was required to take sides. I'll happily enjoy the music and ignore the politics.
  47. I have now stopped looking at this thread.

    I have now stopped looking at this thread.
  48. Ok I'll dive in. Having seen Yes umptine times...

    Ok I'll dive in. Having seen Yes umptine times and as recently as this week I'm more than happy with what this band is doing; that it is a real Yes ( I don't even know what that means) and I'm happy...
  49. I thought last night was a fabulous show and I...

    I thought last night was a fabulous show and I had a great time. The slightly smaller venue of the Concert Hall worked well for them compared to The Armadillo. There were a few missed cues but as...
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    There is a sticker on the front that proclaims...

    There is a sticker on the front that proclaims "Cut from the original analogue master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio". So there you go.
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    Ok, so no remixes - very good. I'm no audiophile...

    Ok, so no remixes - very good. I'm no audiophile so am not able to provide anything approaching a technical analysis of the sound except to say it sounds pretty damn good on my half decent system. I...
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    OK so my local HMV had the newly released Drama...

    OK so my local HMV had the newly released Drama in stock. A few pedantic observations on the artwork. The original release had a gray/black sky and brown land with the white "Iceberg" in the middle....
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    ...snip I don't really know what to say to...

    ...snip

    I don't really know what to say to that.
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    I do hope not.

    I do hope not.
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    Yes Fragile/Drama Rhino releases

    I see to coincide with their UK tour Rhino are releasing these albums on vinyl. I already have the Friday Music remaster vinyl which sound great but the reproduction of the artwork is not very good....
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    The problems is that he put out so much product...

    The problems is that he put out so much product to pay the bills that it's hard to keep up. There's only so many New Age/Piano albums that I can take before they all merge into one and there are many...
  57. Thread: HRH Prog 4

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    HRH Prog 4

    No mention yet of this festival last weekend so I thought I'd post a few quick thoughts;
    - an excellent weekend of music. Despite being close to nowhere it does seem a well run and attended...
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    If you want to know what the band thought of him...

    If you want to know what the band thought of him when they reformed for 90125 you should watch the extra interviews on the 9012Live DVD (Extended edition). Not very pleased with him to say the least.
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    I have both books and from what I recall from my...

    I have both books and from what I recall from my last read they tell much the same history, as does the Chris Welch book for that matter, even though it's a good read. I'm not altogether that...
  60. Thread: Iron Maiden!

    by Yeswave
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    I'll be seeing them headline Download and I paid...

    I'll be seeing them headline Download and I paid £125.00 for a whole weekend. Bargain!
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