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    I have a pretty high end system (not using tubes,...

    I have a pretty high end system (not using tubes, but extremely good solid state), but I couldn't care less about car stereo. And I even managed one of the most high end car stereo shops in Los...
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    The Blue Light - Zappa

    The Blue Light - Zappa
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    Sound Chaser - YES

    Sound Chaser - YES
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    Understanding Aqualung

    This is a fun video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjZ2LxmRJ8E
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    Stones of Years - ELP

    Stones of Years - ELP
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    I will have to vehemently disagree with your...

    I will have to vehemently disagree with your first statement.

    Yes, the vast majority of the "big" speakers on the market, are variations of big enclosures, with multiple drivers mounted them, and...
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    You may want to think about doing some of your...

    You may want to think about doing some of your research, shopping and listening at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 10/2/20 - 10/4/20.

    Many rooms (about 100+, I believe) of audio equipment, at all...
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    I absolutely agree. I just do not enjoy,...

    I absolutely agree.

    I just do not enjoy, simple, repetitive, emotionally shallow music with mediocre musicianship. Country, hip hop, rap, mainstream rock, pop, all tend to have those attributes...
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    Ashes Burning - Renaissance

    Ashes Burning - Renaissance
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    Take a Pebble - ELP

    Take a Pebble - ELP
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    There are also a lot of young Goblin fans, based...

    There are also a lot of young Goblin fans, based on their Horror movie soundtracks. Many of their young fans are Goth.

    I went to see Goblin about a year ago, and also about 4 years ago. The vast...
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    Yeah... Sorry, but I'll have to go along with...

    Yeah...

    Sorry, but I'll have to go along with the majority here. I hear nothing even close to brilliant.

    Simple and mundane harmonies, rhythms, melodies, progressions, etc, etc.

    I've had...
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    Sombre Reptiles - Brian Eno or 801

    Sombre Reptiles - Brian Eno or 801
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    What an joke. When I think of the high end...

    What an joke.

    When I think of the high end system that could be put together with $20K, or even less, I have to take care not to slap myself in the forehead too hard.

    This is sad.

    EDIT:...
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    Easy Money - King Crimson

    Easy Money - King Crimson
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    Knife Edge - ELP

    Knife Edge - ELP
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    Heart of the Sunrise - YES

    Heart of the Sunrise - YES
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    For me, the best CD players/dacs did not surpass...

    For me, the best CD players/dacs did not surpass vinyl in sound quality for at least another decade after '84.

    I found it much easier to listen "around" the slight noise of vinyl, because it was...
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    Some great ones so far. Peter Hammill for...

    Some great ones so far.

    Peter Hammill for sure wrote tons of great lyrics. The other Peter, Gabriel, also wrote some great lyrics.

    I find it hard to beat Pain of Salvation's, "A Trace of...
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    Race With the Devil - Gun

    Race With the Devil - Gun
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    Amarok, folk prog band from Spain, does not have...

    Amarok, folk prog band from Spain, does not have a violinist as a band member, but every one of their albums has a violinist as a guest on some tracks.
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    Who Are the Brain Police - Zappa

    Who Are the Brain Police - Zappa
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    Sleepy Town - Wolverine (great band, bad name)

    Sleepy Town - Wolverine

    (great band, bad name)
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    If You Don't Mind Stupid People/Little Scratch -...

    If You Don't Mind Stupid People/Little Scratch - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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    Many years ago, I used to work at Moby Disc...

    Many years ago, I used to work at Moby Disc records in LA. They were known for being the main purveyors of prog in LA, especially imported prog.

    Almost every friday night, Sherman Hemsley would...
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    German prog band, Hoelderlin, has some very nice...

    German prog band, Hoelderlin, has some very nice viola.

    Not quite as virtuosic as some others mentioned so far, but quite tasty and moody.
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    On the fusion side of things, Polish violinist,...

    On the fusion side of things, Polish violinist, Michael Urbaniak has plenty of great releases.

    "Fusion" and "Fusion III" are worth getting for sure.
    ...
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    A vastly underrated album, "Present Time" by...

    A vastly underrated album, "Present Time" by violinist Michael Zentner, is worth getting.

    Fusion, Gong, and some avant-prog influences.

    Fred Frith, Carla Bley, Kenwood Dennard, John Greaves,...
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    I already own other versions of the Cowell...

    I already own other versions of the Cowell pieces, and the Varese piece.

    But for some reason, I am just not into organ in classical music, despite my love for it in prog.

    Same goes for...
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    Walking on Air - King Crimson

    Walking on Air - King Crimson
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    Metropolis - Seventh Wave

    Metropolis - Seventh Wave
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    City of Tiny Lights - Frank Zappa

    City of Tiny Lights - Frank Zappa
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    The World Became the World - PFM

    The World Became the World - PFM
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    Here's a quite underrated German composer I...

    Here's a quite underrated German composer I recently discovered, Karl Amadeus Hartmann.

    Early on, he was quite a bit more tonal, with maybe more than a hint of Stravinsky. But his later career, he...
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    Turn of a Friendly Card - AP Project

    Turn of a Friendly Card - AP Project
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    Long Distance Runaround - YES

    Long Distance Runaround - YES
  37. Very cool lineup. Steve Colman and the Five...

    Very cool lineup.

    Steve Colman and the Five Elements!
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    Slow Motion - Ultravox

    Slow Motion - Ultravox
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    Look at Yourself - Uriah Heep

    Look at Yourself - Uriah Heep
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    Pan Dance - Jethro Tull

    Pan Dance - Jethro Tull
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    Peace Piece - Bill Evans

    Peace Piece - Bill Evans
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    I have removed all my CDs from their plastic...

    I have removed all my CDs from their plastic cases, along with all the artwork and booklet, and put them in plastic bags of the correct size. And put them all in file boxes with sliding drawers.
    ...
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    Move Over I'm Driving - Frogg Cafe

    Move Over I'm Driving - Frogg Cafe
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    Janet Planet - Fruup

    Janet Planet - Fruup
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    Four Holes in the Ground - PFM

    Four Holes in the Ground - PFM
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    Listening and watching musicians perform music...

    Listening and watching musicians perform music live, (especially the various genres of music I listen to, which all require a high level of musicianship), is a fantastic experience.

    But, I would...
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    The World Became the World - PFM

    The World Became the World - PFM
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    Elephant Talk - King Crimson

    Elephant Talk - King Crimson
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    Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and...

    Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey - Beatles
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    Pulling Mussels From the Shell - Squeeze

    Pulling Mussels From the Shell - Squeeze
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    Welcome - Eno and Harmonia

    Welcome - Eno and Harmonia
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    The Light of Day - (King Crimson) ProjeKct

    The Light of Day - (King Crimson) ProjeKct
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    Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! - Focus

    Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! - Focus
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    Queen of the Night - Mozart (Aria from "The Magic...

    Queen of the Night - Mozart (Aria from "The Magic Flute")
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    Did it ever go away? You just have to put a...

    Did it ever go away?

    You just have to put a bit more effort into searching, but there is plenty of world class fusion being made all over the world.

    These artists all have 2019 releases:
    ...
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    Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman - Joan Tower ...

    Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman - Joan Tower




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1xEbvXGU28
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    Extreme Math Nerd Music

    A new (tongue in cheek) genre 'identified' by classical composer, David Bruce.

    Fun video!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyyfLtYQcwI
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    Stagnation - Genesis

    Stagnation - Genesis
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    For the most part, I can't go there with you...

    For the most part, I can't go there with you guys.

    I really don't have any guilty pleasures. Sure, if a well written pop song comes on the radio (many such songs have been mentioned in this...
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    More Fool Me - Genesis

    More Fool Me - Genesis
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