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  1. Oh that’s great, I’ll definitely tune in too and...

    Oh that’s great, I’ll definitely tune in too and watch with my fingers crossed for you!
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    It’s a shame if they don’t talk. I’m reading...

    It’s a shame if they don’t talk. I’m reading Complicated Game and it’s full of references to speaking to Dave, like they are close buddies. Not so much with Colin though. They seemed such a tight...
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    So I picked up the Complicated Game book, and I’m...

    So I picked up the Complicated Game book, and I’m really enjoying it. It will certainly prolong my XTC listening spree.

    I have missed out on the Blu-Ray revolution and the surround sound remixes...
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    I have no problem with the artist beating the...

    I have no problem with the artist beating the bootlegger at their own game, but if the sound quality is little better than an audience recording, then I’ll take issue if the prices are unreasonably...
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    The famous BBC radio broadcast was 79 touring...

    The famous BBC radio broadcast was 79 touring Tormato, it wasnít Union. I do not believe there are professional recordings of the Wembley Union show, which is a shame as it was a brilliant night.
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    That’s what I’m waiting for... a reasonably...

    That’s what I’m waiting for... a reasonably priced set. Yes get back on that XTC journey and join back in on the chat!
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    Yes you are right, it’s in the process that you...

    Yes you are right, it’s in the process that you test yourself and find the fun. I’ve always been a bedroom player of guitar but switched up to bass to join m mates covers ban it’s been fun until gigs...
  8. Faithful isn’t really any sort of tribute album,...

    Faithful isn’t really any sort of tribute album, it always seemed more a showpiece of Todd’s production skills. That side is fairly redundant today, but it had some great Todd tunes on the reverse.
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    I havenít played this one in the longest time,...

    I havenít played this one in the longest time, but in that ubiquitous year of its release, it was everywhere and I enjoyed it.

    It is the only Daft Punk I ever bought, and if Iím in the mood for...
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    I totally agree. The last time I played through...

    I totally agree. The last time I played through it was a beautiful summer's day and I went for a very very long walk around old childhood hunts, and I filled my head with constant Fuzzy Warbles. It...
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    They are probably a step above my competence...

    They are probably a step above my competence level then, but I'll have fun trying to play them. I've not been brave enough to tackle any Steely Dan.

    In spired by your recommendation, I have just...
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    I haven't read that book, I must remedy that...

    I haven't read that book, I must remedy that soon. I've been reading the Wiki page for each album as I listen, and they are pretty informative entries. It shouldn't surprise me, but Colin Moulding...
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    I thought I would resurrect this thread as I’ve...

    I thought I would resurrect this thread as I’ve been on a major XTC kick this past few days. I find lockdown inspires whole catalogue delves while I work. I kicked off with Wing Beat Fantastic as I...
  14. Thank you for the heads-up. I’m a massive Todd...

    Thank you for the heads-up. I’m a massive Todd fan, and will definitely be interested in this release, but will probably go download only on this one given the extremely limited CD run. Added to my...
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    ^ Some people undoubtedly are, and that way the...

    ^ Some people undoubtedly are, and that way the artist can double or triple their revenue. It might be cynical, but I guess for some it really makes a difference.

    The whole collectors market is...
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    I have the first four only on those two-fer CD's....

    I have the first four only on those two-fer CD's. Red Queen is head and shoulders above the rest, and as everyone has agreed, it is a classic on progressive music.

    I used to have Treason on vinyl...
  17. :) We went to very similar schools, albeit mine...

    :) We went to very similar schools, albeit mine was in Essex, though I was at Uni in Birmingham, so I feel an affinity for the area. I reminder that article from your school magazine, it was shared...
  18. Jed, The Passengers Club is more about archival...

    Jed, The Passengers Club is more about archival material being made available to download (demos, rarities, live etc), and stories and background information to the songs and albums. I would say it...
  19. That’s a very cool connection indeed. I’ve met...

    That’s a very cool connection indeed. I’ve met Greg a few times at gigs, BBT and others and he comes across as an erudite and self-deprecating man, who just happens to have written some of modern...
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    I just subscribed to a years subscription of the...

    I just subscribed to a years subscription of the iPad edition and it was a ridiculously cheap GBP 12 for 11 issues. I think there may be an offer on at ZINIO, but just a heads up I case anyone is...
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    I didn't know about that live album, thank you...

    I didn't know about that live album, thank you for the link, I am gutted to have missed the vinyl version. That is wish-listed for the next Bandcamp Friday.
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    I saw the Hazards tour in a small theatre in...

    I saw the Hazards tour in a small theatre in London, it was rather excellent, one set of Hazards and then another of greatest hits.

    Outside of Hazards, Crane Wife and The Tain there isn’t really...
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    I really like Steven Wilson, and like many here I...

    I really like Steven Wilson, and like many here I have so much of his music, all of Porcupine Tree, solo, No-Man and Blackfield and some of he random leftfield releases like Storm Corrosion. I still...
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    ^^ Q has unfortunately folded, it went during...

    ^^ Q has unfortunately folded, it went during lockdown last year. He has been (favourably) reviewed in Classic Rock but I haven’t seen whether Mojo reviews it, but I missed last months issue.
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    I know what you are saying, but isn’t that the...

    I know what you are saying, but isn’t that the point of Transatlantic? You could say that after they released the first album to be fair ;)
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    I checked the U.K. chart, where it entered at...

    I checked the U.K. chart, where it entered at number 2 and it’s not in the top 100 anymore, so it was a one week thing based on limited editions and special releases, and fan pre-sales. With no shops...
  27. I do like a nice collection, curated and with...

    I do like a nice collection, curated and with additional written words, so am tempted to add this. I have most of these on CD though, so it is a rather inessential purchase, but that’s never stopped...
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    I took a look at the album chart yesterday and Mr...

    I took a look at the album chart yesterday and Mr Wilson’s new one seems to have sunk without trace after it’s one week high. It’s a tough time to sell to others outside your fan base, no shops, no...
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    Ten points clear, there’s only one winner this...

    Ten points clear, there’s only one winner this year. It’s all about the scrap for second, third and fourth now.
  30. They have been on Bandcamp a couple of months,...

    They have been on Bandcamp a couple of months, there's a lot of their music on there.
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    Thanks for the link Sean, that was a good 15...

    Thanks for the link Sean, that was a good 15 minutes and well argued.
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    I just switched off the news because it was the...

    I just switched off the news because it was the just same old story of the last year. I opened my iPad to see this tragedy. Why wasn’t this the lead story across the networks?

    A true giant of...
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    It was a brilliant cup tie, and what a sublime...

    It was a brilliant cup tie, and what a sublime goal to win it. Really dodgy defending by both sides though. I am always happy to see Spurs lose, as I get way too much shit from Spurs supporting...
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    I think it was mentioned on the ten grand box set...

    I think it was mentioned on the ten grand box set unveiling video. It's not anything we need think we are missing out on!
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    I immersed myself in the bonus material...

    I immersed myself in the bonus material yesterday, and there are some good things on them, but nothing that sets my world on fire. The 20 minute personal Shopper is just way too long for these ears,...
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    Well that is rather impressive that the acquirer...

    Well that is rather impressive that the acquirer has put together such a good quality and on-message TFB video to accompany the song. The song itself would have fit well onto the album, and fair play...
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    Thanks for the tip, having missed the box set I...

    Thanks for the tip, having missed the box set I hadn't thought to explore here, but I am playing through each one every extra track, and there are a lot, and some are quite interesting. I hope some...
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    Very well put Henry, I completely align with your...

    Very well put Henry, I completely align with your viewpoint.
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    I feel the same way as regards overtly Christian...

    I feel the same way as regards overtly Christian lyrical content, it will switch me off every time, so I have never followed that side of his output. There is an interesting discussion on another...
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    My observation in after a week or so, is that...

    My observation in after a week or so, is that this album has not gained very much traction compared to previous releases. There was far more comment in anticipation than there has been post release....
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    That was an excellent watch, thanks for sharing.

    That was an excellent watch, thanks for sharing.
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    They are my most disliked team in London, and we...

    They are my most disliked team in London, and we have a few bitter rivals! I like Lampard and thought he deserved more support, the new guy seems devoid of a personality.

    Focus switches to the FA...
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    I’m not sure I was aiming for rousing review! I...

    I’m not sure I was aiming for rousing review! I do like it well enough but agree with Bruce that it is a little too long and repetitive in places. I am just amazed how much music Roine has put out in...
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    I revisit this one from time to time and think it...

    I revisit this one from time to time and think it stands up well, perhaps it is a little too wordy in parts, but certainly Roine complemented Jon’s vision and produced something of value. Honestly...
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    I really enjoyed the first two Transatlantic...

    I really enjoyed the first two Transatlantic albums, but the next two I just never connected with at all, even though they were on the old autobuy list. I filed them and have never really found the...
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    Liverpool certainly blew it in style today, never...

    Liverpool certainly blew it in style today, never seen their keeper look quite so shaky, and three times in as many minutes.

    The thing about VAR is they are not always arriving at the right calls....
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    ^^^ I missed the end of Man Utd v Everton and...

    ^^^ I missed the end of Man Utd v Everton and didn’t see the score until I awake this morning, that’s a great comeback... or two great comebacks.

    If City win today the title race is all but over,...
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    Rob (Britdude) is still out there in FaceBook...

    Rob (Britdude) is still out there in FaceBook land, and I keep in touch with him there, he seems to have a chilled family life and still enjoys his music.
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    Mike Dean at the end of Fulham v West Ham, always...

    Mike Dean at the end of Fulham v West Ham, always has to make it about him. 150 views of a clearly not international touch with the elbow, not remotely a clear and obvious matter at all, and Soucek...
  50. ... and Jon Anderson as FSOL on the Deseo Remixes.

    ... and Jon Anderson as FSOL on the Deseo Remixes.
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    I do remember seeing her in Derek Jarman’s The...

    I do remember seeing her in Derek Jarman’s The Tempest, but that was a strange out-there post-punk reading of Shakespeare, and I’m not qualified to know if she was good or bad!

    I loved...
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    She played the mod “Monkey”, you can see her in...

    She played the mod “Monkey”, you can see her in this shot, next to “Ace Face” (Sting)....

    https://news.sky.com/story/quadrophenia-at-40-stars-reminisce-about-the-film-for-every-generation-11812232
  53. I find it way less tiring when it’s a band like...

    I find it way less tiring when it’s a band like BBT. TUY was their first with the expanded lineup and would have not had a large record company funded budget, and so it is understandable that they...
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    Interesting article in today’s Guardian... ...

    Interesting article in today’s Guardian...

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/feb/04/toyah-willcox-my-mother-always-wanted-me-altered-in-some-way-i-was-never-right?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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    I found a track listing on discogs, where the box...

    I found a track listing on discogs, where the box is already selling for a 250% mark up. I’m not sure of the songs from the sessions, I think these are not included. There are only six additional...
  56. I’m looking forward to getting this expanded...

    I’m looking forward to getting this expanded edition, and good luck to them for being able to make a career out of their music, finally. It’s an excellent album, and deserves a wider audience,...
  57. I missed the news that Aymeric’s book was getting...

    I missed the news that Aymeric’s book was getting a translation, that is superb, I’m definitely in for that one.
  58. I have always had time for Andy’s music, be it...

    I have always had time for Andy’s music, be it Tangent or Parallel or 90 Degrees, and he is definitely one of the good guys with a heart that is very grounded. There’s a lot of music to take in over...
  59. Gosh I’m interested, the discount will help. The...

    Gosh I’m interested, the discount will help. The scene deserves to be more in the limelight, rather than just known by a bunch of us obsessives.
  60. I would dispute that Guthrie ever shredded...

    I would dispute that Guthrie ever shredded anywhere, his playing is sometimes fast but it is also tasteful and melodic, he just amazes with his virtuosity and musicality.
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