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    :lol I remember a review of one of the Asia...

    :lol I remember a review of one of the Asia albums, probably Alpha, that said something like "three songs about how much they like their girlfriends and four about how much they don't like their...
  2. Thread: Jon Anderson is

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    77 and he still looks healthy and sounds darn...

    77 and he still looks healthy and sounds darn good. I hope he gets moving on that rapprochement with Steve Howe while he still can!
  3. Great title for a Kraftwerk tune!

    Great title for a Kraftwerk tune!
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    Mats Morgan Thanks for Flying With Us Pierre...

    Mats Morgan Thanks for Flying With Us
    Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind
    Sparks Past Tense Discs 1 and 2 (an exhausting listen, so many ideas packed in such short songs!)
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    While we are here anyone know the story behind...

    While we are here anyone know the story behind the persistent use of "Advokaten" (lawyers) in MM song titles? Maybe they had some really bad experiences with same?
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    Nice to see this thread resurrected. I've been on...

    Nice to see this thread resurrected. I've been on a MM kick recently. Just yesterday I was listening to "Music or the Money" and thinking to myself how damn original this band is. No one else sounds...
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    ^^^ I hear what I think you mean, about the 1960s...

    ^^^ I hear what I think you mean, about the 1960s pop and also some 1970s yacht rock as well. I'm guessing these influences come from Davison. There are passages that bring to mind Simon and...
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    ^^^ Thanks. I see it is back up now. For a time...

    ^^^ Thanks. I see it is back up now. For a time there was only a blu-ray version listed for $56. I'll wait a few days and see if Ken gets a new shipment in, before going the Amazon route.
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    And now the USA 2-cd is sold-out pretty much...

    And now the USA 2-cd is sold-out pretty much everywhere. OOH, that's good, right? A lot of sales. OTOH more likely to not have a good chart position if people who want it can't buy it.

    I didn't...
  10. Thread: Goose

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    ^^^ Thanks for posting. I watched/listened to...

    ^^^ Thanks for posting. I watched/listened to about 45 minutes of the show. These guys have chops out the wazoo. Very impressive in that regard. I wish they would get a little jazzy or at least a...
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    Tales is #1 for me. With Tales Yes created a...

    Tales is #1 for me. With Tales Yes created a magical world that the listener can get immersed in, and come out in a better place emotionally and spiritually than going in. In that sense no other Yes...
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    Hugh Hopper - Vol 10: Was a Friend, Hoppertunity...

    Hugh Hopper - Vol 10: Was a Friend, Hoppertunity Box, HHB Alive
    Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Cambridge 1992 (broadcast ROIO)
    Art Zoyd - Phase V, Paysages des Enfers 2
    Abington Station - Road Trippin
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    You know those cutesy teddy bears you see in gift...

    You know those cutesy teddy bears you see in gift shops who are wearing a bunny costume?

    That's what the cover reminds me of. Like the eagle put on a leopard costume for trick and treating...
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    I remember an interviewer asking John Wetton what...

    I remember an interviewer asking John Wetton what he likes about participating on the Cleopatra tribute albums.

    The response: "They pay me a lot of money to do them"
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    Breakfast Item and Paradise Filter have grown on...

    Breakfast Item and Paradise Filter have grown on me over the years. Looking forward to this one as well. Nice to see a few longer songs!
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    lol... I would not agree, but it is effective as...

    lol... I would not agree, but it is effective as satire. I do think that opening and finishing with Evensong is a great idea! ;)
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    What is supposed to be different about these?

    What is supposed to be different about these?
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    Yes, we could leave them as is but why? I think...

    Yes, we could leave them as is but why? I think my post from a few weeks back was one of those the OP was referring to about making a new, edited version of Union. By simply deleting a few songs and...
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    Audio Visions- Relentless, No One Together...

    Audio Visions- Relentless, No One Together
    Monolith - On The Other Side, People of the South Wind
    POKR- POKR, Paradox-The Spider, Portrait He Knew, Sparks of the Tempest
    Leftoverture-Carry On,...
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    I think the main thing was that Yes' then record...

    I think the main thing was that Yes' then record company, Beyond Records, was going down the tubes at the time. I was living in LA back then and briefly met a major record label president. He knew...
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    Thanks for pulling up this info. Note that the...

    Thanks for pulling up this info. Note that the blurb does call all these "previously unheard, high quality soundboard sources". So I believe them that these will all sound better than the already...
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    You win the internets for today, puns category......

    You win the internets for today, puns category... :rofl

    It really doesn't look like an original Dean, does it? I wondered if the "original artwork from ... Roger Dean" was maybe referring only to...
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    She would be selling out theaters larger than...

    She would be selling out theaters larger than where Yes plays?
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    let me present an opposite perspective. Fans...

    let me present an opposite perspective. Fans appear to be much harsher on Yes' new releases than those of any new band. If something like The Quest were released by a new band I think folks would...
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    That is really great that you got a Union vinyl...

    That is really great that you got a Union vinyl pressing in Brazil! There was no vinyl in the USA sadly. Was yours a 2 LP? I would assume so given the length. That too would have been a good thing...
  26. Thread: Tull Binge

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    I had a very satisfying live Tull binge this...

    I had a very satisfying live Tull binge this afternoon.

    1) Carnegie Hall, 1970 (from the box set)
    2) Nothing is Easy (Isle of Wight 1970)
    3) Pine Ian's Jig (LA, 1980, boot)
    4) Tanglewood 2003...
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    Thank you for all the articulate reviews,...

    Thank you for all the articulate reviews, positive and otherwise. Time to add my official $.02... This is based on one full spin (Youtube). I was really looking forward to having my CD in hand for...
  28. ^^^ Alright, you win the Internets. At least for...

    ^^^ Alright, you win the Internets. At least for this morning....
  29. Note that the high quality version of Tanglewood...

    Note that the high quality version of Tanglewood appears to have been removed from YT. Bruno has one of his nice upgrades there, with great improvements to the video, but still only ok audio. I'm...
  30. Yes it is a good enough reason to re-buy!...

    Yes it is a good enough reason to re-buy! Tanglewood was an amazing performance and the video has been floating around for about 10-15 years. Originally the audio was terrible after the first 45...
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    Down to his last seeds and stems... RIP

    Down to his last seeds and stems... RIP
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    Beautiful story indeed. I must say you and your...

    Beautiful story indeed. I must say you and your kid are both quite talented to be able to pull that off. When I was in high school my guitar teacher tried to teach me the FbF interlocking parts. We...
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    I think some of Svet's previous returns were...

    I think some of Svet's previous returns were banned reflexively. But I'm fine with the mods giving him a break. His latest persona makes well-informed contributions and plays well with others.
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    And "Bull" Bruford ;) has praised Copeland on...

    And "Bull" Bruford ;) has praised Copeland on several occasions that I have read/heard. I believe once he specifically cited Copeland as an influence on his Discipline work but I can't remember a...
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    Miller Anderson - Chameleon Trojan Producers...

    Miller Anderson - Chameleon
    Trojan Producers Series Box Set (all 3 CDs; 1960s/70s Jamaican Reggae & Dub)
    Brad Mehldau Trio: The Art of the Trio, Vols. 2, 5 and "additional tracks" CD.
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    It'll be fun to check this out. Good mix of...

    It'll be fun to check this out. Good mix of tunes. I *thought* this was a little too soon after Whoosh! for another studio LP of originals. So be it.

    These guys are in a nice position. They are...
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    Thanks for posting that. I have watched/listened...

    Thanks for posting that. I have watched/listened to the entire thing over the course of the day. It's... actually... pretty darn ok overall. I'm very impressed with Nic; I loved his work on Domino....
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    ^^ The late 90s seems to have been a great time...

    ^^ The late 90s seems to have been a great time for Caravan live. Doug Boyle added a lot of energy and prowess. There is an amazing authorized live full-concert double CD called "Back on the Tracks"...
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    Carpet Crawlers is probably the best of them. If...

    Carpet Crawlers is probably the best of them. If you want to remain in a positive spirit you may want to avoid the others...

    The thing that frustrates me about these aging vocalists is that they...
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    My copy arrived today and I gave it a full spin....

    My copy arrived today and I gave it a full spin. It is slow going for the first half. I guess cantatas are like that. Don't expect a lot of hooks or riffs. But it gradually builds to a very...
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    lol. John Marshall's got *that* shirt on again...

    lol. John Marshall's got *that* shirt on again...
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    Yes, thanks for the hint. What I owned many years...

    Yes, thanks for the hint. What I owned many years ago was indeed Garista. It is up on YT in full and I listened to a good 15 minutes of it.

    Based on my listen today, my assessment of Garista is...
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    I think both of those are great. I bought them...

    I think both of those are great. I bought them without having heard them when I was on a Pierre Moerlen binge. There's a third studio from a few years later and a live one as well? I haven't heard...
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    I wouldn't call myself a "fan" but I have Loh...

    I wouldn't call myself a "fan" but I have Loh Land by ZF and Vernal Crossing by Rapoon. I like them both. Maybe I would get one or two more Rapoons. But there's just so damn much good music out...
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    Did you know that, apparently, the f'ing...

    Did you know that, apparently, the f'ing cameraman felt the need to use the long medley to change reels *all three nights*? Unbelievable...

    I agree it is still a great show, with the definite...
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    A nice day of music! Has the Storm Corrosion been...

    A nice day of music! Has the Storm Corrosion been a keeper for you?
    Is the Slow Music a DGM download? Worth getting?

    Here's mine for today, while I'm here:

    Mats & Morgan: Music or the Money...
  47. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    ^^^ I just gave Pensacola a fresh listen. I own...

    ^^^ I just gave Pensacola a fresh listen. I own the old DVD but I just got the audio from yessongs.nl. I would give Pensacola a B-. The drums are clearly audible as such and the individual...
  48. I like what you did for Union. I might encourage...

    I like what you did for Union. I might encourage you to drop few more duff tracks, in addition to retaining the nice work you have done, and it would make a stronger record. I burned a CD of Union...
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    Well I haven't warmed much to the new tunes since...

    Well I haven't warmed much to the new tunes since my last post, but no matter, they are good enough. A little nostalgic fun. If these songs had been on any of the 70s albums I don't think they would...
  50. The "review" is really a great read. Equally so...

    The "review" is really a great read. Equally so about the music in the box, the rise of the Canterbury sound and about the trials and tribulations of the band itself. Even for a lifelong fan such as...
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    Starcastle - Citadel + Concert Classics +...

    Starcastle - Citadel + Concert Classics + Fountains of Light
    Chopin - Preludes & Piano Sonata 2 (Evgeny Kissin)
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    Yes, nice work on H&E, auxfnx. Pretty amazing...

    Yes, nice work on H&E, auxfnx. Pretty amazing what sound technology can do these days when combined with someone like you who understands how to use it!

    I like your drum sounds a lot. It makes H&E...
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    ^^^ Same. The old tunes are considered as great...

    ^^^ Same. The old tunes are considered as great as they are in part because humanity has collectively wrapped 40 years of memories into the melodies and lyrics. New songs, no matter how "good" will...
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    I bought both the Colosseum and Thompson boxes...

    I bought both the Colosseum and Thompson boxes and, to me, they both sound very good. The Thompson box maybe sounds a little better because BBC engineers probably knew how to record jazz better than...
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    :up for me. Nice Starcastle-ish track. Yes, it...

    :up for me. Nice Starcastle-ish track. Yes, it is a little slight compared to Ice Bridge. But Howe is doing some really nice things here, that are not in any way a cliche for him.
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    I already posted one ridiculous John Lawton video...

    I already posted one ridiculous John Lawton video from the Les Humphries Singers on the last page, but this one, which popped up next on Youtube, is so OTT LOL ridiculous I could not resist posting...
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    I watched some special on the most hated songs...

    I watched some special on the most hated songs ever and of course WBTC was #1. They interviewed a couple of the Starship band members about it; I think it was Pete Sears who said that he was actually...
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    Hugh Hopper Four by Hugh by Four Hugh Hopper...

    Hugh Hopper Four by Hugh by Four
    Hugh Hopper 1984 (side one only)
    H. Hopper & S Klossner Different
    Loop Guru Fountains of Paradise
    Third Ear Band Alchemy
    Third Ear Band Elements

    Probably some...
  59. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    What does your "As far as I can tell" statement...

    What does your "As far as I can tell" statement come from? Did they send you a box to listen to? Or maybe you have some private info from inside sources? I agree the "downloaded straight from...
  60. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    ^^^ If you can, please keep us posted with your...

    ^^^ If you can, please keep us posted with your impressions as you work through the set. I would be interested in hearing highs/lows of the set. Any performances that are particularly noteworthy,...
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