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    It's fantastic. Much of it, especially the first...

    It's fantastic. Much of it, especially the first couple of sections, is more like the earlier albums, and like them shows the influence of Saucerful-era Floyd. There's a weird section in the middle...
  2. Can they fly in some better songs while they're...

    Can they fly in some better songs while they're at it?
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    It seems too systematic to be accidental, but...

    It seems too systematic to be accidental, but looking at the individual booklets on Discogs I find that it's not quite as consistent as I had assumed. Monique's credit is still there on Encore...
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    I don't know what there is to be ambivalent...

    I don't know what there is to be ambivalent about. Monique's name has clearly been consciously removed from those liner notes, as all the other credits from the original remain (including tour...
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    Here in the USA, Pawn Hearts was released with...

    Here in the USA, Pawn Hearts was released with "Theme One" inserted between the two original side one tracks.
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    Actually, rock guys always get it wrong. The...

    Actually, rock guys always get it wrong. The original Spanish bolero is a dance in triple time, and Ravel's piece is accordingly in 3/4. But rock guys hear that "rat-a-tat," which Ravel meant to...
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    Ouch. Bummer. I must have bought those boxes...

    Ouch. Bummer. I must have bought those boxes around 2006, and just watched a bunch of episodes earlier this year, so I know at least the ones I sampled from are still good.
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    Gordon Marron was also playing violin with the...

    Gordon Marron was also playing violin with the United States of America by '67.
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    I saw It's a Beautiful Day live in late 1969...

    I saw It's a Beautiful Day live in late 1969 without ever having heard a note of their music before. They were technically the first rock group I saw in concert, as they played between the headliners...
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    13155 "Grape Deceiv-ERRR"

    13155

    "Grape Deceiv-ERRR"
  11. Agree with and endorse every word (except the...

    Agree with and endorse every word (except the parenthetical about skipping "Revolution 9," which is brilliant and a milestone in musique concrète). Including the "Nyaaaah." Especially the "Nyaaaah."...
  12. Sticky: Me too. I dig Moving Waves and 3 too, but there's...

    Me too. I dig Moving Waves and 3 too, but there's something about HC that makes it really stand out for me.
  13. I'm sure there have been numerous others, but the...

    I'm sure there have been numerous others, but the only one I can think of is three years ago when the San Francisco Symphony put on an 80th birthday celebration for Steve Reich. I went, but it meant...
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    Ordered mine from Burning Shed Thursday evening...

    Ordered mine from Burning Shed Thursday evening (west coast time, so Friday in the UK); it's here already.
  15. Ever heard Spedding's "Guitar Jamboree," where he...

    Ever heard Spedding's "Guitar Jamboree," where he did imitations of various guitar heroes? The very last impersonation on the record is of Dave Gilmour.
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    So tired Tired of waiting Tired of waiting for...

    So tired
    Tired of waiting
    Tired of waiting for Cri-im-so
    I was a lonely nerd
    I had nobody till I met Fripp
    But Fripp keeps-a me waiting
    All of the time
    He's such a drip.
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    Strange. Maybe we should investigate.

    Strange. Maybe we should investigate.
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    It's already up for sale (preorder) on Wayside....

    It's already up for sale (preorder) on Wayside. $185. Still quite a bit less than Amazon, even though the latter has dropped to $215 and change.
  19. There's a passing mention of him, though. When...

    There's a passing mention of him, though. When Walt and Jesse, masked, abduct Saul/Jimmy and make him think they're going to kill him, he blurts out, "Oh no no no, it wasn't me, it was Ignacio!"
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    Hey, I've made 35 cents on Spotify so far this...

    Hey, I've made 35 cents on Spotify so far this year! Bye-bye day job!
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    My copy is fairly well bronzed on the label side,...

    My copy is fairly well bronzed on the label side, but still seems to play fine.

    But bronzing--which was the issue with the PDO UK pressings--is not the same as the kind of deterioration where...
  22. Beatle genes are strong. ...

    Beatle genes are strong.

    http://www.tntmagazine.com/media/content/_master/42020/images/newbeatles.jpg
  23. Beats another Cars tour impersonating Ric Ocasek.

    Beats another Cars tour impersonating Ric Ocasek.
  24. After all that, would there be time for any...

    After all that, would there be time for any Beatles songs?
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    Would have been a lot worse if he had appeared at...

    Would have been a lot worse if he had appeared at the induction.
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    Who? Roky Erickson and Leon Redbone got R.I.P....

    Who? Roky Erickson and Leon Redbone got R.I.P. threads, so who was missed?
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    That part is "Tit Alberto," which is one of the...

    That part is "Tit Alberto," which is one of the weird character names mentioned in the liner notes. ("Tit" in this case is apparently a Cajun contraction of petit or little.)
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    He does mumble something at the beginning about...

    He does mumble something at the beginning about debating whether he wanted to feature it. Guess he couldn't resist.
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    I didn't even realize it was shipping already. I...

    I didn't even realize it was shipping already. I thought it was to be released tomorrow. (Just ordered it myself last night.)

    Saw an unboxing video this morning, and while they didn't specifically...
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    And I have their Fairport Convention book, which...

    And I have their Fairport Convention book, which is really lovely: beautifully bound in a rough-textured cloth cover, it has the feel of an antique book, which suits the world of Fairport.
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    Could be, but it's credited as piano on the LP...

    Could be, but it's credited as piano on the LP inner sleeve. (Clavinet is credited on "100 Years Ago.")
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    Played by Billy Preston.

    Played by Billy Preston.
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    I had assumed that this new set was also going to...

    I had assumed that this new set was also going to be part of the Bootleg Series, but it doesn't appear to be billed as such. I guess it's a stand-alone box set, like the 1966 one from a few years...
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    I always spring for these. That Trouble No More...

    I always spring for these. That Trouble No More box alluded to above turned out to be a monster, and gave me a new appreciation of the born-again period. I found last year's Blood on the Tracks set...
  35. The interviewer above implies that Jobson had...

    The interviewer above implies that Jobson had been a member of King Crimson, and Jobson doesn't correct him--Jobson was lucky to get a word in edgewise with that guy--but his contribution to Crimson...
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    And the tickets were remarkably cheap by today's...

    And the tickets were remarkably cheap by today's standards.
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    If there's one thing I can't stand, it's renting...

    If there's one thing I can't stand, it's renting a DVD and finding the bits all backwards.
  38. http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/72236000/jpg...

    http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/72236000/jpg/_72236890_teletubbie.jpg
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    The crux of the biscuit is: will any...

    The crux of the biscuit is: will any manufacturers start making players again? AFAIK, the only way to get one today is on the used market, and who can tell how much life is left in those?



    I...
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    Or the VHS comeback. I've got a big box of VHS...

    Or the VHS comeback. I've got a big box of VHS tapes in my closet, mostly concert videos, that were never released in any other format, not to mention rare stuff I taped off the air.
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    I just got the new King Crimson Collectors' Club...

    I just got the new King Crimson Collectors' Club release (can't believe it's been seven years since the last one!) and it doesn't have a slice of a band photo on the "other" spine.
  42. Wasn't Schmegal the creepy guy in Lord of the...

    Wasn't Schmegal the creepy guy in Lord of the Rings?
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    I have him between Capability Brown and Caravan....

    I have him between Capability Brown and Caravan.

    But Sun Ra is between Julian Priester (related!) and Vasaint Rai.
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    Yeah, I was hoping for some of the deeper tracks...

    Yeah, I was hoping for some of the deeper tracks from the previous tour, like "Survival," "Going for the One," and "Don't Kill the Whale." Can't complain about getting "Close to the Edge" and...
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    Yoshi's, ostensibly a jazz club, seems to have...

    Yoshi's, ostensibly a jazz club, seems to have shifted to pop, blues, and R&B (tonight they're hosting the Fifth Dimension, with Florence LaRue as the only original member). Meanwhile, the Freight,...
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    Just gave a spin to his Buddhas of Golden Light.

    Just gave a spin to his Buddhas of Golden Light.
  47. Even grumpier and older: Rick is 70 today.

    Even grumpier and older: Rick is 70 today.
  48. Are we talking about the same ELP who did "Are...

    Are we talking about the same ELP who did "Are You Ready Eddie," "Jeremy Bender," "Nutrocker," and "Benny the Bouncer"? With the guy who wiped his ass with the Moog ribbon controller? And vaulted...
  49. Or Geoff Downes.

    Or Geoff Downes.
  50. Actually, ReR blames it on the publisher being an...

    Actually, ReR blames it on the publisher being an academic press, which rings very true.
  51. Oh boy, that's for me! As for the book, I'm...

    Oh boy, that's for me!

    As for the book, I'm happy to pay a premium for a nice hardcover, but five times as much as the not-exactly-cheap paperback? Gonna have to settle for the latter this time.
  52. Thanks, that is what I was thinking of.

    Thanks, that is what I was thinking of.
  53. I pledged on John Zorn's The Book Beri’ah box set...

    I pledged on John Zorn's The Book Beri’ah box set last year, and just recently got an email announcing that Tzadik never got a penny of the funds and they are now going to release a special series of...
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    Some call him Mister Ra, some call him Mister...

    Some call him Mister Ra, some call him Mister Ree...
  55. That is really sad.

    That is really sad.
  56. Aw, nuts to you. That's a GREAT song, and it...

    Aw, nuts to you. That's a GREAT song, and it definitely has the whiff of progginess: that guitar lick starting at 2:11 would be right at home on a Yes record.
  57. VERY cool breakdown. But one thing Beato does...

    VERY cool breakdown. But one thing Beato does that drives me crazy is when he refers to something like a "sus4 chord with the third in it" as he does here. I've seen him argue for the validity of...
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    Neil Diamond was already famous both as a...

    Neil Diamond was already famous both as a songwriter (most notably for the Monkees) and as a recording artist in his own right (1966 Top Ten hit "Cherry Cherry") well before Deep Purple covered him.
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    Yeah, it's not like when they were touring with...

    Yeah, it's not like when they were touring with this same lineup a couple of years ago we were all thinking, "They're OK, but they really need an eighth member."
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    Must have been a Spinal Tap moment. (Phil the...

    Must have been a Spinal Tap moment. (Phil the burn!)
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