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  1. Indeed, Talk is where their commercial slide...

    Indeed, Talk is where their commercial slide started but to be fair, it also wasn't on a major label. They'd never get back to where they were in terms of sales of new albums, although there was a...
  2. The music journalist Stephen Thomas Erlewine...

    The music journalist Stephen Thomas Erlewine flagged this up on Twitter. The big thread about this fire on the Hoffman forum has disappeared from public view.

    Also, the legal battle has started:...
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    Has 'Future Times/Rejoice' been played since this...

    Has 'Future Times/Rejoice' been played since this 1978/9 touring period? I admit I'm not that familiar with what the post-Anderson line-ups have played but offhand I don't think they did it again...
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    ^Here in the UK Sky Arts are the only channel...

    ^Here in the UK Sky Arts are the only channel likely to show it. I remember for their 50th anniversary in 2012, the BBC showed various Stones programmes- the premiere of Crossfire Hurricane but also...
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    ^The set-lists have been boring for years, IMHO....

    ^The set-lists have been boring for years, IMHO. That and 'Dead Flowers' were the only things worthy of note here. But whatever, given Jagger's health problems, nice to see him back out there doing...
  6. It's not for me to say (as Johnny Mathis had it!)...

    It's not for me to say (as Johnny Mathis had it!) whether he should be touring or not- it's his choice. But that first clip was unquestionably tough to watch, as he used to play their whole set with...
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    I miss the glorious, full-bodied sounds you hear...

    I miss the glorious, full-bodied sounds you hear on CTTE/Tales...IMHO he seemed to favour pretty thin, reedy synth sounds from Tormato onwards. And I don't like the pitch bend on the solos of 'Don't...
  8. Thread: CD Rot

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    The shelf-life of DVDs concerns me more than CDs-...

    The shelf-life of DVDs concerns me more than CDs- thus far it appears that only a couple of CD pressing plants were making dud discs some decades ago.

    One thing I have read is that DVDs which...
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    'Sad Sad Sad' was played in the opening show of...

    'Sad Sad Sad' was played in the opening show of this tour. Bit of a surprising choice- I do like Steel Wheels but that's a bit of a by-numbers song really.
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    Agreed and the ending is still weak in this...

    Agreed and the ending is still weak in this version.

    I don't like Wakeman's synth sounds in this period. Tormato has a smorgasbord of bad sounds, for my taste.:meh



    Yeah I was a bit shocked...
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    Me neither. The thing is with that box, it was...

    Me neither. The thing is with that box, it was all shows from one period with identical set-lists, and Yes didn't improvise that much.

    RE; Wembley. I particularly like that version of 'Silent...
  12. ^Once voted the worst album of all time in some...

    ^Once voted the worst album of all time in some poll or other!

    I'm only really familiar with his notorious 'Jack The Ripper', a Joe Meek production for which there was one of those campy...
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    I don't think 'The Revealing...' has much...

    I don't think 'The Revealing...' has much padding, I think of that as one of their strongest epics. But 'The Remembering' has a lot and doesn't flow as well, IMHO. It's my least favourite of their...
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    ^Some critics raved about it, but yes. I've long...

    ^Some critics raved about it, but yes. I've long had the impression Jagger still doesn't like it very much and ISTR he's said something like a lot of it doesn't work live. But 'Rocks Off', 'Rip This...
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    Sadly the tour was never multi-tracked. I don't...

    Sadly the tour was never multi-tracked. I don't even think there any soundboards. A terrible shame.

    'The Remembering' was dropped even during the tour. I don't rate it very highly on the album but...
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    Rick Wakeman said decades later in an interview...

    Rick Wakeman said decades later in an interview that an MSG show was the only time Tales... ever worked live. He doesn't specify which MSG show, but this was definitely an 'on' night. I've listened...
  17. ^I think expectations have to be reduced at this...

    ^I think expectations have to be reduced at this late stage. Was it comparable to their 00s versions? Not really- and forget about the 70s! But that second version was not an embarrassment either....
  18. I kept quiet about the first version at the...

    I kept quiet about the first version at the time, but it was what I feared it would sound like, shall we say. This second version is considerably better, even with less than ideal YouTube...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzmA2uy1jbc ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzmA2uy1jbc

    Backing singer carrying this. Somewhat worrying.
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    I've noticed he drinks a lot of water on stage....

    I've noticed he drinks a lot of water on stage. You can see it in both 'Africa' clips.
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    I watched various clips, including the one below,...

    I watched various clips, including the one below, from this particular show a couple of years ago in a state of shock! This might be one of the worst shows of all time, from his singing to the band...
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    ^I'm not sure of the dates, but it definitely...

    ^I'm not sure of the dates, but it definitely sounded like a tall tale to me.
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    I was listening to Wembley 1978 again the other...

    I was listening to Wembley 1978 again the other day. I think although (IMHO) Tormato was definitely the weakest album they'd done, it still sold well and this ensuing tour was something of a...
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    ^I meant a BBC session version. There's one in...

    ^I meant a BBC session version. There's one in not very good quality.
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    Might be of interest, I noticed this whilst...

    Might be of interest, I noticed this whilst reading another thread elsewhere:

    “In the next couple of months, you will see sites for Led Zeppelin and Yes that will launch with the ability to buy or...
  26. I remember when I first got the remixes, and...

    I remember when I first got the remixes, and being unable to work out why I was preferring the older CDs. Later I learned about compression etc. The 1994 Genesis CDs that Davis remastered are not...
  27. He remixed A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive in...

    He remixed A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive in full for the Esoteric releases, in stereo and 5.1. I can't comment on what was on that A Chord Too Far box. I don't think Esoteric have ever released...
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    ^For me, it's a really good (too good)...

    ^For me, it's a really good (too good) arrangement for a not very good song. I do however really despise that 'damn good whacking' bridge. Lyrically and melodically weak, IMHO.

    I have come around...
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    Well they did use this pretty much verbatim on an...

    Well they did use this pretty much verbatim on an Asia album some 25 years later!

    I wouldn't exactly call it 'prog'- if you didn't like the debut you wouldn't like Phoenix either!- but Phoenix...
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    The only things I could do without are 'Piggies',...

    The only things I could do without are 'Piggies', 'Savoy Truffle' and 'Honey Pie'. But I don't skip past them when listening.

    Sure 'Don't Pass Me By' is a dud but I suppose it's the token Ringo...
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    ^ISTR it being said that 'No Alibis' was around...

    ^ISTR it being said that 'No Alibis' was around at the time of the first album too? Might be wrong.

    I did enjoy Phoenix.
  32. A nice set-list, really. I'm very fond of...

    A nice set-list, really. I'm very fond of 'Onward' so I'm always pleased to see that.

    I thought the mystery song would be 'Eleanor Rigby' as well. It was on the set-list in their earliest days but...
  33. Thread: CD Rot

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    Probably. Most of the discs I've seen like this...

    Probably. Most of the discs I've seen like this have been theirs. And only the UK PDO- the discs from the German plant were fine, I think.
  34. It is not clear which versions will be in this...

    It is not clear which versions will be in this box. I do not believe Esoteric ever released the original mixes of his first two albums- instead those were Nick Davis remixes.
  35. ^They haven't 'always done' it (I know that was...

    ^They haven't 'always done' it (I know that was the original quote rather than you), I doubt it's been in the set for 50 years. Soundchecks, well, who knows.
  36. There is a song I think it could be...it was a...

    There is a song I think it could be...it was a live staple in their earliest days.
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    Sticky: I think there's a valid argument that the...

    I think there's a valid argument that the highpoints of Moving Waves and Focus III are higher, but this seems a more even album overall.

    That clip was for a BBC In Concert. They were a popular...
  38. Coltrane's legacy has been ravaged by two fires....

    Coltrane's legacy has been ravaged by two fires. There was a 70s fire at Atlantic where various outtakes and mono mixes perished (I understand the My Favourite Things album was particularly badly...
  39. Universal's statement: ...

    Universal's statement:

    https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/the-day-the-music-burned-article.849828/page-8#post-21423791

    Extremely carefully worded.
  40. From the article, concerning the initial damage...

    From the article, concerning the initial damage limitation:

    The Daily News article also invoked the loss of “original recordings from organ virtuoso Lenny Dee and 1950s hitmaker Georgie Shaw.” A...
  41. ^It's very depressing...I did warn you in my...

    ^It's very depressing...I did warn you in my opening post! There'd be murmurings of things being lost in that fire but the extent of it is awful beyond words. For instance Chess Records is one of my...
  42. Thread: CD Rot

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    ^Yes some of the older Island discs were, I...

    ^Yes some of the older Island discs were, I think, manufactured by PDO UK. I believe that it was around the mid 90s where the problem was discovered.
  43. Some other points mentioned on the Hoffman forum...

    Some other points mentioned on the Hoffman forum (who initially kept pulling threads linking to this article!):

    -The older recordings (Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby etc.) were not...
  44. The Day The Music Burned; article on the Universal vault fire

    Long article in The New York Times about how many master tapes perished in the Universal vault fire in 2008. Extremely grim reading. I do remember Richard Carpenter suggesting things were bad some...
  45. Thread: CD Rot

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    One other thing to watch out for, those foam...

    One other thing to watch out for, those foam inserts in double CD cases stuck to the label side on some discs.

    https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/help-with-cd-foam-insert-melted.797753/
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  46. Unless they do a 'new' album (extremely...

    Unless they do a 'new' album (extremely unlikely!), as far as I'm concerned the 2007 reunion closed the book on that particular period of Genesis anyway. It fully restored their commercial reputation...
  47. Thread: CD Rot

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    I'm getting the feeling that this was not such a...

    I'm getting the feeling that this was not such a problem with discs pressed in the US.

    I know that PDO UK offered replacements for affected discs for many years but I'm not sure they even exist...
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    It was mostly the one pressing plant- PDO UK-...

    It was mostly the one pressing plant- PDO UK- where this was an issue. Mercifully it was seldom if ever a factor in the time I was buying CDs new. However watch out for certain labels now pressing...
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    Sticky: Yeah I think Focus III has some really great...

    Yeah I think Focus III has some really great things but the longer tracks have too much boring soloing for my taste.
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    Sticky: Perhaps the best, most consistent album they...

    Perhaps the best, most consistent album they made, IMHO. 'La Cathedral De Strasbourg' is maybe my favourite Focus track.

    Can't really comment on much of what followed beyond what's on that best of...
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    I like that instrumental 'Free Wheelin'...don't...

    I like that instrumental 'Free Wheelin'...don't see that mentioned around very much.
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    I like all five of the original acts to varying...

    I like all five of the original acts to varying degrees, but wow, what a truly bizarre amalgamation of musicians and concept this is. I quite like the 'he didn't sing the hits, but...' stuff...
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    I have this somewhere: ...

    I have this somewhere:

    https://www.discogs.com/Soft-Machine-Softs-Alive-And-Well-Recorded-In-Paris-Bundles/release/11226311

    I remember finding it cheaply not long after getting the Esoteric...
  54. Most of the Tony Banks albums have been out of...

    Most of the Tony Banks albums have been out of print for many years. The Wicked Lady soundtrack in particular is a bit of a rarity...not one I've ever heard.
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    ^The TOTP appearance was from the show's very...

    ^The TOTP appearance was from the show's very short-lived attempt at an 'album slot' (The Groundhogs were another band who appeared in that slot). But, like rather too much of the show, it was wiped...
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    Indeed the Yale Bowl show is a strong...

    Indeed the Yale Bowl show is a strong performance, a rare and well-recorded opportunity to hear this line-up at close quarters playing much of The Yes Album live. (Although why is it that 'Starship...
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    ^The anecdote about their 'parting gift' to a...

    ^The anecdote about their 'parting gift' to a bad-tempered Terry Ellis after hearing Under Wraps is also quite something.

    I've seen all four; there were budget (widely available for 1) versions...
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    It appears they might have slipped under the...

    It appears they might have slipped under the radar again unnoticed, Isle Of Man member banging on about Eastern-European prog again...
    ...
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    Yes that's the disappointing thing with the Tull...

    Yes that's the disappointing thing with the Tull one (the shortest of the four). The Yes one went over pretty much every album. The Cream one has Ginger Baker on truly astonishing form.

    One of the...
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    A public domain copyright extension release,...

    A public domain copyright extension release, perhaps. (Bob Dylan's camp have done a few of these in MP3 and then box set form.)

    I will say that from memory, the previous release of the BBC...
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