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    https://www.gep.co.uk/index.php?option=com_acymail...

    https://www.gep.co.uk/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=57&key=mb3NU5dW&subid=-&tmpl=component&acm=_57

    Looks like more vinyl options are on the way, as well as a vinyl...
  2. Thread: Birders

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    ^^^ Great shot! :cool

    ^^^ Great shot! :cool
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    Man, all of these Oldman film titles are bringing...

    Man, all of these Oldman film titles are bringing back vivid memories. Back in the early to mid 90s, the Bravo channel used to show a lot of art house cinema late at night, and I taped loads of...
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    The problem with Sid & Nancy, IMO, is that while...

    The problem with Sid & Nancy, IMO, is that while the performances are excellent (not just from Oldman), the film isn't great. I remember really liking the guy who played Malcom McLaren too... but...
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    And all of these roles so wildly different from...

    And all of these roles so wildly different from each other. Throw in his performance as Drexel in True Romance while we're at it! :cool
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    Yes, we enjoyed that series! Very well done.

    Yes, we enjoyed that series! Very well done.
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    Oh yes, excellent film! One of Oldman's best ever...

    Oh yes, excellent film! One of Oldman's best ever performances, and that's really saying something considering his impressive and varied body of work. Plus, I'm basically in love with Lily James. :D ...
  8. UK release date pushed back a further two weeks...

    UK release date pushed back a further two weeks to November 29th. :roll
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    Great to hear that you're alive and kicking! You...

    Great to hear that you're alive and kicking! You should get yourself a pimp cane, just because. :cool
  10. Thanks for pointing this out! I just placed my...

    Thanks for pointing this out! I just placed my annual birthday CD order and I threw this in with it, even though I have the original 1-disc version.
  11. My review of this is up... ...

    My review of this is up...

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/marillion-afraid-of-sunlight-deluxe-edition-warner-parlophone/
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    Bingo. "This is the song I hear every day at work...

    Bingo. "This is the song I hear every day at work on my classic rock FM radio station!"
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    BTW, on a more positive note: Martin Barre has...

    BTW, on a more positive note: Martin Barre has just announced a new tour next March with Barriemore Barlow!
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    His guitar and flute playing don't seem to have...

    His guitar and flute playing don't seem to have suffered at all, and I can't fault a guy in his 70s for not running all over the stage like he used to - but that voice! Oh dear. He actually has to...
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    It is pretty painful. I stopped after 2008....

    It is pretty painful. I stopped after 2008. Thought about every tour that's come around since, but I just didn't see the point. Here's where we are at in 2019, BTW. Skip to about 2:35.

    ...
  16. I love the Benoit Mystery albums as well, but...

    I love the Benoit Mystery albums as well, but their two most recent (Delusion Rain and Lies & Butterflies) are two of the strongest albums they've done, IMO. Jean Pageau has a great voice, and is...
  17. I kind of doubt anyone would have expected that,...

    I kind of doubt anyone would have expected that, to be honest. :p
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    Feels familiar somehow... can't place it...

    Feels familiar somehow... can't place it...
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    Looks great! Now you get to sit back and admire...

    Looks great! Now you get to sit back and admire it. :cool
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    I tried. I really did. But nope, this is not for...

    I tried. I really did. But nope, this is not for me. I find it bewildering that it would be for anyone, to be honest, but it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round.

    That's about as civil and...
  21. Definitely an exciting journey to be starting....

    Definitely an exciting journey to be starting. Obviously you've familiarized yourself with some of the heavy hitters in the catalogue, but believe me, there's plenty more to come! Much greatness lies...
  22. Not anymore. The slot has been filled already......

    Not anymore. The slot has been filled already...

    http://jethrotull.com/musicians/joe-parrish-bio/

    He was born when Roots To Branches was the current JT album, LOL!
  23. You simply must listen to The Least We Can Do Is...

    You simply must listen to The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other. That was my first ever experience with VDGG/Hammill, and it left me breathless and an instant fan for life. It remains one of my...
  24. I'm talking about it being available on release...

    I'm talking about it being available on release date (December 20), which has been the major problem the last several months - almost everything I've pre-ordered recently (regardless of the vendor)...
  25. I have a bad feeling that Hot Rats box due for...

    I have a bad feeling that Hot Rats box due for release on December 20th will not be under my Christmas tree this year. :(
  26. Goblin - Suspiria main theme... one of the most...

    Goblin - Suspiria main theme... one of the most Halloween-y pieces of music I know! :cool
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    Really? Excellent! I shall investigate!

    Really? Excellent! I shall investigate!
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    No, I had to source that out myself. :( If...

    No, I had to source that out myself. :(

    If they ever release it for sale, I'll be first in line though.
  29. Was just typing this out, and then I thought I...

    Was just typing this out, and then I thought I should check and see if I already said it like five years ago or something. And I had done exactly that. Oops...
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    Sadly no. I found out about the director's cut...

    Sadly no. I found out about the director's cut the same day I bought the blu-ray, and I ended up watching that instead! (I downloaded it.) I've since watched the standard release and I can't help but...
  31. Excellent. Loved it! :cool

    Excellent. Loved it! :cool
  32. Some fine choices there, and of course so many...

    Some fine choices there, and of course so many more I would have listed! But it's not my career. ;)

    These days, my choices would be heavy on the later Earthworks material, but there's no denying...
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    Yes, he was also great as the captain in the Star...

    Yes, he was also great as the captain in the Star Trek episode of Black Mirror. Very good actor!
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    ^^^ Stone-cold CLASSIC from a perfect album.

    ^^^ Stone-cold CLASSIC from a perfect album.
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    Definitely. And I want to see The Lighthouse...

    Definitely.

    And I want to see The Lighthouse too! Heard great things.
  36. Ian Anderson answers whether he would work with Martin Barre again

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZDx-1qQDVo

    Thoughts? I do get a chuckle out of Ian's long-winded answers that eventually leave the main talking point altogether. But it's interesting that they...
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    I watched The Curse Of La Llarona - meh. Pretty...

    I watched The Curse Of La Llarona - meh. Pretty uninspired story, and the same old box of tricks as most other jump-scare horrors these days. You can see everything coming a mile away. Linda...
  38. That works out well then.

    That works out well then.
  39. Awesome. Seems fair: Hello from Amazon.ca. ...

    Awesome. Seems fair:

    Hello from Amazon.ca.

    We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on September 12, 2019 (Order# ...). We've listed the item(s) listed below with the expected...
  40. Thread: Birders

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    Finally coaxed a blue jay to land on my hand...

    Finally coaxed a blue jay to land on my hand properly (if briefly!) today. Video here:

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmP_f33sfVbi8nOXBLaEm1jPzeVU?e=evCI26

    He did it four times in total, I only managed to...
  41. Good time of year for John Carpenter soundtracks...

    Good time of year for John Carpenter soundtracks too.
  42. Peter Hammill - A Louse Is Not A Home

    Peter Hammill - A Louse Is Not A Home
  43. It's such a strange set list, with seven...

    It's such a strange set list, with seven Stormwatch tracks in a row front-loaded into the beginning of the show. I actually think it's the older live material that sounds the best.
  44. Physical media distribution problems getting worse

    I haven't seen this posted/discussed here (or I missed it if it was).

    This letter is from July of this year, but from what I can tell, things have only gotten worse. I've only recently become...
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    Excellent, thanks for that, I'll be watching it...

    Excellent, thanks for that, I'll be watching it this evening!

    I was most impressed by Florence Pugh, who was mesmerizing in that role IMO. I've already started seeking out other films she's been...
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    I 'acquired' it. Shhh.... I had to see it. But I...

    I 'acquired' it. Shhh.... I had to see it. But I will happily buy it again if they make it available on blu-ray (I wish they had already done that).
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    Completely agreed. I have the blu-ray, but I had...

    Completely agreed. I have the blu-ray, but I had to also watch the director's cut just to see what else is in it. Brilliant film! I'm likely to watch it again before horror season is over. I can't...
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    Completely agreed on both points! I was...

    Completely agreed on both points! I was thoroughly disappointed in the film. I can't understand why they went with a fictional story.
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    Official 'unboxing' video: ...

    Official 'unboxing' video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L6kwOdTjHA
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    This has been my experience as well. 95% of them...

    This has been my experience as well. 95% of them are listening to all of their 'music'* through their smartphone speakers. It's about as full and lush a sound as you'd get from an old transistor...
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    http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2019/10/09/no-vinyl-r...

    http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2019/10/09/no-vinyl-records-arent-outselling-cds-do-the-math/
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    This just in from John Young of the band...

    This just in from John Young of the band Lifesigns:
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    Still over two months left, but this is how my...

    Still over two months left, but this is how my top 5 of the year has shaped up thus far:

    Isildur's Bane & Peter Hammill - In Amazonia
    Marko Hietala - Mustan Sydämen Rovio
    Bent Knee - You Know...
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    I don't know about the booze, but I know he has...

    I don't know about the booze, but I know he has quit smoking. How much did they do from Infinite? I'm guessing no more than two songs... I'd love to see them play most of that album live. I know they...
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    Today we made roasted cauliflower soup with...

    Today we made roasted cauliflower soup with hazelnut and bacon garnish. It was incredibly rich and decadent. Perfect for fall!
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    Last night I watched the (nearly three-hour)...

    Last night I watched the (nearly three-hour) director's cut of Midsommar. I loved it! Unique and compelling stuff, very unlike any other modern horror film. No clichés, no cheap jump scares, no...
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    Fortunately, no!
  58. I do love the smell of a fresh new boxed set!

    I do love the smell of a fresh new boxed set!
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    My Amazon Canada pre-order of the Halloween '73...

    My Amazon Canada pre-order of the Halloween '73 set is now listing release date as November 1.

    November 1. The day after Halloween.

    All others still list October 25. But I can't order from...
  60. Someone's been doing their homework.

    Someone's been doing their homework.
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