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    I must have missed post-2010 Wilson/Harrison...

    I must have missed post-2010 Wilson/Harrison collaborations, doesn't ring any bells to me. Gavin did play a couple of songs at a SW concert at the Royal Albert Hall a few years ago.
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    Would loved to have seen the mk1 version playing....

    Would loved to have seen the mk1 version playing. Luckily I got to see the trio.
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    Next for me is Ozric Tentacles and Gong in...

    Next for me is Ozric Tentacles and Gong in London. Frost a couple of weeks later.
  4. Thread: PT/C/C

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    We got one extra song, "I Drive the Hearse"... ...

    We got one extra song, "I Drive the Hearse"...

    Couple of funny moments, Steven seemed overwhelmed with the audience waving flashlights during "Collapse the Light..." and forgot the lyrics. Then in...
  5. It was inspired by her first date with Roy Wood.

    It was inspired by her first date with Roy Wood.
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    That version of Roundabout is way better that...

    That version of Roundabout is way better that anything Yes has done for 40 years!
  7. Thread: PT/C/C

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    The European leg of the tour kicked off this...

    The European leg of the tour kicked off this week, one date so far and the setlist looks the same the majority of the Americas dates.
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    Got a ticket for both dates, still plenty...

    Got a ticket for both dates, still plenty available. The first night is the most interesting for me as I saw him performing "Journey..." a few years ago.
  9. My recollection is a little hazy but I seem to...

    My recollection is a little hazy but I seem to remember that the UK release was delayed and I ended up having to buy a European copy. Or maybe that was to get bonus tracks...not sure now!
  10. I was late to the Renaissance party, it wasn't...

    I was late to the Renaissance party, it wasn't until Northern Lights became a hit that started listening to their music and quickly acquired their back catalog. So Azure D'Or was the first new album...
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    I saw lots of bands in the early 70's that might...

    I saw lots of bands in the early 70's that might be described as prog-friendly, such as Uriah Heep, Groundhogs, Trapeze. Probably the earliest was Indian Summer who were support for Johnny Winter in...
  12. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Pretty much what you would expect, good to see a...

    Pretty much what you would expect, good to see a few pre-Gavin songs being played. Will be interesting to see how static the setlists are.
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    Very surprised that the set lists for the three...

    Very surprised that the set lists for the three gigs varied at all, when they did the Grand Tour (tour) pretty sure every night was the same. The last gig in Holland got treated to East Coast Racer...
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    Well the second gig at Aylesbury saw a change in...

    Well the second gig at Aylesbury saw a change in the setlist, an old favourite was added. However 3 songs were dropped which shortened the set by 15 minutes or so:
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    Indeed. There are certain songs that just...

    Indeed. There are certain songs that just wouldn't sound right not being sung by David. Alberto does a great job on the vocals and also plays some keyboards and acoustic guitar.

    By the way make...
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    Setlist from first BBT gig, post Longdon: ...

    Setlist from first BBT gig, post Longdon:

    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/big-big-train/2022/thornden-hall-eastleigh-england-23b0a893.html

    It was a great gig.
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    Just checked the calendar, only 2 weeks today...

    Just checked the calendar, only 2 weeks today until the warmup gig!
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    Looking forward to the autumn UK gigs.

    Looking forward to the autumn UK gigs.
  19. Fripp and Toyah posted a very nice video of them...

    Fripp and Toyah posted a very nice video of them playing Slave to the Rhythm yesterday.
  20. I'm hoping the new and improved live PT drop the...

    I'm hoping the new and improved live PT drop the seemingly indispensable Lazarus.
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    Indeed, David's solo album "Door One" is to be...

    Indeed, David's solo album "Door One" is to be released on October 14th.

    On the same day, BBT's performance at Night of the Prog from a few years ago will be released on Blu-Ray and CD.
    ...
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    I was supposed to be going to another gig (Alex...

    I was supposed to be going to another gig (Alex Henry Foster @ Oslo, Hackney) the night of the RAH gig. Looked at the driving options from the south west of London and decided it was a non-starter.
  23. Saw them once, very enjoyable gig.

    Saw them once, very enjoyable gig.
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    Colosseum - Restoration

    This is a new album by the post-Hiseman incarnation of Colosseum...and it's rather good.

    I had fairly low expectations, the only long term members left are Clem Clemson, Mark Clarke and Chris...
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    Roxy Music 50th anniversary tour

    Doing a short UK tour in October.

    Just seen precede by a US/Canada tour.

    https://www.loudersound.com/news/roxy-music-reunite-for-first-tour-in-11-years

    Edit: Just seen this was already...
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    Indeed, he didn't even do any backing vocals in...

    Indeed, he didn't even do any backing vocals in the live band, so suddenly having him being a lead vocalist is a stretch.
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    Loved those first two albums back in the 70's,...

    Loved those first two albums back in the 70's, had them on cassette. Lost touch after that. However when I saw they were playing in London a few years ago I jumped at the chance to see them, I wasn't...
  28. As much as I love Renaissance, I'm not sure I...

    As much as I love Renaissance, I'm not sure I need any more mid-70's live shows. Very similar set lists, played almost as per the studio recording.

    How about some post Tout/Sullivan shows?
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    Stunning

    Stunning
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    King Crimson, 2000, London: Way too loud and just...

    King Crimson, 2000, London: Way too loud and just a wall of noise. Difficult to identify any actual songs.
  31. New music from Magenta- Songs From The Big Room

    https://tigermothtales.bandcamp.com/album/magenta-songs-from-the-big-room- recorded at Real World Studios

    Strange that it appeared on Tiger Moth Tales Bandcamp page, I know Peter Jones has played...
  32. Saw Opeth and Dream Theater (plus Big Elf) on a...

    Saw Opeth and Dream Theater (plus Big Elf) on a Progressive Nation tour gig, at one point Portnoy had all the drummers on stage and to be honest Axenrot blew everyone else off the stage.
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    I'm sorry but $75 for a download is just crazy.

    I'm sorry but $75 for a download is just crazy.
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    I assume you mean Russ Ballard, Rod Argent was...

    I assume you mean Russ Ballard, Rod Argent was ever present.
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    Well it's no Personal Shopper....

    Well it's no Personal Shopper....
  36. Managed to get a couple of tickets to the Wembley...

    Managed to get a couple of tickets to the Wembley show via the presale...although for the first 10 minutes there were no tickets available.
  37. John Wesley just posted on Facebook: ...

    John Wesley just posted on Facebook:

    "ivemovedon"

    Not involved in next year's tour perhaps?
  38. The company was created around May this year. ...

    The company was created around May this year.

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/27348-Porcupine-Three-anyone
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    When Lee was introduced on stage, it was said he...

    When Lee was introduced on stage, it was said he went back to the original source material to learn the set. So the bass lines he played are pretty much how Richard Sinclair, John G Perry etc played...
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    I was at the first gig of the tour in...

    I was at the first gig of the tour in Basingstoke, I was very impressed. Lee Pomeroy is playing bass on the tour and for his first gig he did great. The setlist is here:...
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    It will interesting to see who fills the bass...

    It will interesting to see who fills the bass position on the upcoming UK tour, I'd love to see Richard Sinclair back in the band but I think he is too happy with his current life in Italy.
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    Saw them on the previous 2 tours but somehow not...

    Saw them on the previous 2 tours but somehow not really bothered about them this time.
  43. They often used to play in the Talking Heads...

    They often used to play in the Talking Heads venue in Southampton, often as support. One night their female lead singer didn't show, and so Hayley who was working behind the bar stepped in and has...
  44. Seen them play a few times as they are quite...

    Seen them play a few times as they are quite local to me. Always enjoyed them.
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    Bread and Circuses (1997) and Tomorrow's Blues...

    Bread and Circuses (1997) and Tomorrow's Blues (2003) have the classic lineup of Hiseman, Greenslade, Clemson, Clarke, Heckstall-Smith and Farlowe. The later Time On Our Side (2014) has Barbara...
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    Finally pulled the trigger...

    ...on booking some UK gigs today. So today I booked Steve Hackett, Caravan, Lazuli, Franck Carducci, Lifesigns and Soft Machine. There were several more on the cusp (Focus, Gong, Ozric Tentacles to...
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    Booked for the sole UK date. It always amazes me...

    Booked for the sole UK date. It always amazes me that when a US artist tours Europe they will do multiple dates in Poland, Germany, France and others but only one on the UK.
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    Porcupine Three anyone?

    Interesting new company has been formed in the UK:
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    Can't work out if Robert has actually shaved his...

    Can't work out if Robert has actually shaved his head or it's some form of skull cap!
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    I remember buying this LP in the 80's and was...

    I remember buying this LP in the 80's and was confused about the different lineup on Mr Pine, not knowing about the complex lineup changes of the early Renaissance.
  51. I have a habit of letting the lyrics wash over me...

    I have a habit of letting the lyrics wash over me without really listening to them!

    It find it really helps when listening to anything involving Neal Morse, I have no idea what the new...
  52. Well I never. That song title make perfect sense...

    Well I never. That song title make perfect sense now you put the % on the end, I'd always assumed it was a made up nonsense word!
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    Hmmmm...Hoping for something closer to...

    Hmmmm...Hoping for something closer to Milliontown then Falling Satellites. Although FS was OK it really didn't work for me live, just a relentless wall of noise.
  54. Sounds unlikely, certainly doesn't show up on a...

    Sounds unlikely, certainly doesn't show up on a search from the UK. I know the band used Vimeo to deliver video content.

    Edit: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bigbigtrainkingsplace1/236598453
  55. Anyone who pre-ordered Altitude got a download...

    Anyone who pre-ordered Altitude got a download link to the whole album (in MP3) today.

    I've spun it once and it sounds fantastic.
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    Anyone heard the bonus tracks on the Deluxe...

    Anyone heard the bonus tracks on the Deluxe edition? Any hidden gems?
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    Big Big Train Steven Wilson Brand X

    Big Big Train
    Steven Wilson
    Brand X
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    Well I don't hate it, it's just a bit...

    Well I don't hate it, it's just a bit unremarkable to my ears. the final track (Count of Unease) is nice and would sit easily on earlier SW releases.

    I went back and played TTB immediately...
  59. They seem to have a decent product buying fanbase...

    They seem to have a decent product buying fanbase but this doesn't seem to result in a concert fanbase that allows them to tour. A few years back they scheduled a number of UK gigs in smallish venues...
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    Blu-ray is also available from the Marillion...

    Blu-ray is also available from the Marillion store. I've ordered both CD versions from Burning Shed but am unsure if I need the blu-ray.
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