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    I actually like the way it is mixed. Yes it is a...

    I actually like the way it is mixed. Yes it is a bit murky but that actually adds to the whole vibe of the album. Brighten it up and I fear some of its magic might be lost.
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    Definetely the latter. Basically most fans...

    Definetely the latter. Basically most fans overestimate the popularity of their favourite niche (i.e. anything outside the mainstream) band / artist.
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    I have the same feeling with regard to Resistance...

    I have the same feeling with regard to Resistance as you but I don't think it has anything to do with Martin leaving because upto Resistance the melodic writing was superb. Both Frequency and The...
  4. It might just be me but what is the point of...

    It might just be me but what is the point of having a live DVD in 5.1 ? It is not that they can put certain instruments or parts somewhere else in the soundfield spectrum. It would be odd to hear a...
  5. Sure, everyone who saw him play during that...

    Sure, everyone who saw him play during that noticed it at some point and there is a reason for it: the man suffers with arthritis in his hands. Camel Productions actually communicated that in...
  6. Never knew Camel fans could behave so entitled...

    Never knew Camel fans could behave so entitled ... they seem to forget that Camel Productions is basically a one man + one woman operation with some friends helping out.
  7. I can tell you from experience (as I was at this...

    I can tell you from experience (as I was at this gig) that it did not sound like that in the hall. Ahoy is imfamous for being a pretty shitty sounding arena (although the Amsterdam Arena is even...
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    Listen (and buy) their latest album here:...

    Listen (and buy) their latest album here: https://lifesigns1.bandcamp.com/album/cardington
    Listen (and buy) their debut album here: https://lifesigns1.bandcamp.com/album/lifesigns
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    Indeed he is. Lot of people don't know that...

    Indeed he is. Lot of people don't know that Bainbridge is a fully trained pianist / keyboardist who started out in jazz fusion (and some other things). Guitar was a sidething for him that became one...
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    Saw the current line-up, with Dave Bainbridge on...

    Saw the current line-up, with Dave Bainbridge on guitars and additional keyboards, only once so far but it was on helluva gig. Although Niko Tsonev was an exciting addition to the band stylewise...
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    Here is an official live video of the 2nd line-up...

    Here is an official live video of the 2nd line-up (and first live line-up) with Niko Tsonev guitar. This song eventually got a studio version on the 2nd album Cardington with former Iona guitar...
  12. Regarding Cannibal Surf Babe: I was at the...

    Regarding Cannibal Surf Babe:

    I was at the Dutch Marillion fanclub meeting tagging along with a friend who was a member at the time. It would be the first opportunity to hear the full album in a...
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    I pretty much love all the album except for...

    I pretty much love all the album except for Eliogabalus. Somehow that one sounds not as polished as their debut and the albums that came after it. It gave me the impression that this was material...
  14. Am pretty sure that The Laser's Edge will stock...

    Am pretty sure that The Laser's Edge will stock it in due time.
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    Listened to this and I have to agree, all sounds...

    Listened to this and I have to agree, all sounds a bit lukewarm, never really takes off.
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    Ain Soph - Seven Colours

    I always liked their sound and music but this late 2018 release, apparently a new studio album, has totally fallen under my radar.

    Anyone who has heard it?
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    I just noticed that I indeed made a mistake as I...

    I just noticed that I indeed made a mistake as I want to say: "considering that they have STARTED releasing other bands records evers since Mike went into early retirement ..", some kind of Freudian...
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    Initially GEP was a partnership involving Martin,...

    Initially GEP was a partnership involving Martin, Mike, Thomas Waber (yes, the InsideOut guy) and IQ's lighting guy (if I remember correctly).
    Am pretty sure now that GEP is almost 100% Mike these...
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    Seventh House is a particular lowpoint in IQ's...

    Seventh House is a particular lowpoint in IQ's career IMHO. It is my least played IQ album (and I have them all) but I can tell you that pretty much all the album since Seventh House have been much...
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    That is like comparing apples and oranges IMHO....

    That is like comparing apples and oranges IMHO. What the cd sounds like through your cinema settings is really nothing akin to a dedicated 5.1 mix.

    I did not buy this set for the SW remixes, these...
  21. As always, and it has always been this way ever...

    As always, and it has always been this way ever since Camel went independent, the release is released when it is released. The fact they actually announced there would be a BD is something out of the...
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    Damn, that Smile Has Left Your Eyes performance...

    Damn, that Smile Has Left Your Eyes performance is really good. Hopefully a professional recording of this surfaces on this boxset cause that was one of Wetton's most passionate vocal performances I...
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    Indeed, where as IMHO The Seventh House is the...

    Indeed, where as IMHO The Seventh House is the one IQ album that I rarely play because it was the one album on which I thought they were almost plagiarizing themselves. I also never got the reverence...
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    I wouldn't bet on it. There might be a Montreal...

    I wouldn't bet on it. There might be a Montreal date around that time but it is incredibly tough for a non US band to actually tour in the US.
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    The showtunes / Broadway element came mostly from...

    The showtunes / Broadway element came mostly from Woolfson I reckon which is supported by the fact that when Parsons and Woolfson split (during the production of Freudiana which is a lot more...
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    To each his own I guess but I really like both...

    To each his own I guess but I really like both Try Anything Once and On Air. Also the criticism earlier up in the thread about Alan Parsons delivering Soft Rock or MOR haven't really listened to his...
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    Then you are missing at least 2 albums by...

    Then you are missing at least 2 albums by Satellite. I have the first three, which are a sort of trilogy, but I never really got into Nostalgia

    Satellite Discography @ Discogs
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    Good review and pretty much mirrors my feelings....

    Good review and pretty much mirrors my feelings. First set was a bit ragged but that was most obvious during Time Is Temporary (too bad as it is one of my fave RH songs). Second set was much more...
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    You bet SI released it, they even financed the...

    You bet SI released it, they even financed the recording of it of which most of it was done in a Dutch studio in April - June 1994. Metal Mind did release it but only in Poland where as SI Music made...
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    Hmmm... I like them a lot but forward-thinking I...

    Hmmm... I like them a lot but forward-thinking I wouldn't call them. For me they are a singer-songwriter take on Pink Floyd. Their second album is chockful of finely written songs but there is really...
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    Maybe contact your credit card company?

    Maybe contact your credit card company?
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    I quite like this song just like I like the Jason...

    I quite like this song just like I like the Jason Mraz one. Again, it sits quite nice next to the songs from the Eye In The Sky / Ammonia Avenue albums. Is it as good as some of the best songs on...
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    I love Gaudi but the one APP album I can not get...

    I love Gaudi but the one APP album I can not get along with is Vulture Culture, to me their weakest effort.
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    Guy Manning has released IMHO his two best albums...

    Guy Manning has released IMHO his two best albums ever under the guise of Damanek for which he writes all music, lyrics and does all the vocals and various instruments. Where as I never really got on...
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    Since you replied to the Limelight post may point...

    Since you replied to the Limelight post may point it out that it is actually Gary Brooker (from Procol Harum) singing that song.
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    Shows you haven't heard much APP albums to begin...

    Shows you haven't heard much APP albums to begin with cause this fits in with pretty much everything from the classic era. Just listen to the Eye In The Sky album or Turn Of A Friendly Card.

    I...
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    The In Concert dvd is really wonderful and it has...

    The In Concert dvd is really wonderful and it has some neat extras like this choir only version of a bit from High Hopes:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnoRkVA9zA
  38. The RAH show was the final show of the tour but...

    The RAH show was the final show of the tour but there was a short break between the first batch of gigs and the final ones and I medical issues hampered him during the final shows of the first batch....
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    Damn, that is quite harsh. I really can't call...

    Damn, that is quite harsh. I really can't call the vocals weak at all and I find them really enjoyable. I have heard FAR worse over the years.
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    https://madfellaz.bandcamp.com/album/mad-fellaz-ii...

    https://madfellaz.bandcamp.com/album/mad-fellaz-iii

    I stumbled upon this album, their third apparently, and halfway throught the first song I was already mighty impressed and that feeling remained...
  41. I really like the whole album except for the take...

    I really like the whole album except for the take on Blue Monday which for me doesn't work at all.
  42. I am pretty sure he doesn't. As said before, SW...

    I am pretty sure he doesn't. As said before, SW knew Fripp already prior to him working on the KC catalogue. Fripp plays on the no-man Flowermouth album for instance. Pretty much all of his remix...
  43. Thanks to you I 'discovered' it and although it...

    Thanks to you I 'discovered' it and although it might not make my Top 10 I sure do like it a lot.
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    Yep, the one reason I really can't stand most DT...

    Yep, the one reason I really can't stand most DT is the histeric male vocals. I recently discover this band (see below) and this made me realise that Iron Maiden would have been better with female...
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    And why not, another Auri track (and possibly the...

    And why not, another Auri track (and possibly the prettiest song I have heard in 2018) with Troy providing lead vocals as well:"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DIhoIZU0zg
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    Not that into Nightwish although I think the...

    Not that into Nightwish although I think the stepped up massively once Floor joined.

    Might as wel be a good place to point people to the stunning Auri album, a band formed by Tomas and his wife...
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    Going to see him in a few months in Usher Hall,...

    Going to see him in a few months in Usher Hall, Edinburgh. I actually don't listen that much to his music but the one gig I saw (and we went because we were in the UK and thought that it would be...
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    ... which got me wondering .. what is Lyle Mays...

    ... which got me wondering .. what is Lyle Mays doing these days?
  49. This is an excellent album that I still need to...

    This is an excellent album that I still need to get but have been spinning quite a bit through Bandcamp. Right from the get-go I got quite a David Sancious kind of vibe from the music so I knew you...
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    I just found this on Bandcamp .. is this a legit...

    I just found this on Bandcamp .. is this a legit place to be the new 2CD edition:

    https://altrockproductions.bandcamp.com/album/1001-autunni
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    On the original except for the Mellotron most, if...

    On the original except for the Mellotron most, if not all, keyboard parts were played using digital keyboards and synths and from what I understand all of the keyboard parts were recorded using MIDI...
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    I highly depends on in which country you are...

    I highly depends on in which country you are living. In the UK BJH's most well known song might be Mockingbird or maybe Galadriel, here in the Netherlands it is Titles and in the German speaking...
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    Me seeing this reply came at the right time (i.e....

    Me seeing this reply came at the right time (i.e. a lazy Sunday afternoon) so I spent a large chunk of my afternoon watching a concert performance by Monika Roscher Bigband ... damn, that is really...
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    Interesting documentary. Curious to hear more of...

    Interesting documentary. Curious to hear more of the album.
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    Haven't heard it yet but ... the sound of the...

    Haven't heard it yet but ... the sound of the original hasn't aged that well ... it is quite bright especially noticeable in the way the drums are mixed. I have a sneaking suspicion that Mike Holmes...
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    Then get the live-album Never Let Go where D&D is...

    Then get the live-album Never Let Go where D&D is performed in its entirety. Still a lot of keyboards (as Latimer says in the booklet: "thank god Mickey Simmonds can play with his hands AND feet")...
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    FYI: there were cameras all over the Royal Albert...

    FYI: there were cameras all over the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday so I guess a live dvd of that show is in the works. Will be a cool souvenir of a most excellent show.
  58. Saw Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets earlier...

    Saw Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets earlier this week and boy, what a great show it was. This is really an essential gig to go to if you get the chance. Only PF material from 1967 up to 1972 (all...
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    Trevor Horn producing the next Marillion album...

    Trevor Horn producing the next Marillion album ... now that would be something ...
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    For the most part this reflects my feelings...

    For the most part this reflects my feelings towards The Seventh House as well. Ever my entry point into IQ and I swiftly delved into their back catalogue and loved all of it. The whole Subterranea...
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