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    Agreed. It would have to be 1970-73 era live...

    Agreed. It would have to be 1970-73 era live stuff (without an orchestra, please!). I've got all the live discs you mention. Fairfield Halls is stupendous and UK '75 close behind--but I don't need...
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    dang x 2. Because Caravan are one of the very few...

    dang x 2. Because Caravan are one of the very few bands where I own every single official release. On LP* and CD. But I would absolutely love a few additional live releases.

    * My LP's end with...
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    ^^^ For the most part I view Wakeman's choice of...

    ^^^ For the most part I view Wakeman's choice of sounds on Tormato as a feature not a bug. I feel the sounds are a part of a coherent artistic statement; they give the album an otherworldly quality...
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    As much as I love those particular Dean album...

    As much as I love those particular Dean album covers, as far as the "fashion" goes :down :down
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    Yeah, c'mon... Let us know. I'm jealous you got...

    Yeah, c'mon... Let us know. I'm jealous you got to go. I last saw Paul in 2002 and it was amazing. Particularly fun was watching my (then) 30-something wife transform into a screaming 14-year-old...
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    That one cut, yes, but otherwise they weren't...

    That one cut, yes, but otherwise they weren't exactly the sharpest in the drawer...
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    Was just reading through David Weigel "The Show...

    Was just reading through David Weigel "The Show That Never Ends" and came across this on page 43.

    "Sinfield made a second contribution to the band. It obviously couldn't be called GGF given the...
  8. I am impressed with the Asia clips. This...

    I am impressed with the Asia clips. This "Bumblefoot" character is the real deal; he does a very good job on what would be pretty difficult material I would guess for many rock singers.

    Imagine...
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    I agree but for almost opposite reasons than what...

    I agree but for almost opposite reasons than what you have in mind. I've been working my way through the recent 6CD remix/outtakes set in the beautiful book. What really strikes me is how open and...
  10. Was that a brand name?

    Was that a brand name?
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    Well I hope the KC boys enjoy the one trip to...

    Well I hope the KC boys enjoy the one trip to Starbuck's per calendar quarter that their Spotify royalties will afford them...
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    My only experience from my 2K CDs (that I know...

    My only experience from my 2K CDs (that I know of, but how do I really know?) with bronzing/rot that made a factory CD unplayable was Riccardo Cocciante's Anima. By the time I caught it and tried to...
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    My next door neighbor bought BTO's Four-wheel...

    My next door neighbor bought BTO's Four-wheel drive circa '75 or '76. We were only 8 or 9 at the time. Until he bought Little Queen by Heart a year or two later, BTO 4WD was the only album he owned...
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    ^^^ It really boggles the mind that they (the...

    ^^^ It really boggles the mind that they (the band? record industry suits?) made the decision to leave incendiary and previously unrecorded tunes like "K's Riff" and "The Spraunce" off the original...
  15. I too am still on the All Traps bus. It was one...

    I too am still on the All Traps bus. It was one of my Big 3 releases of 2018 and I'm still listening to it, discovering new things, and in general liking it a lot. The first tune is the strongest but...
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    I usually don't care much about historical...

    I usually don't care much about historical inaccuracy in films but this one pisses me off. I skimmed through an EJ biography several years ago and he clearly stated the name came from Elton Dean and...
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    I was going to ask about that. I figured Dean and...

    I was going to ask about that. I figured Dean and Baldry would be a part of the plot if for nothing else but that they were the source of Elton's stage name. I figured there would at least be a few...
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    Anyone even remotely interested in Canterbury...

    Anyone even remotely interested in Canterbury music, or the singer/songwriter genre with a proggy/jazzy edge, could do far worse than picking up Caravan of Dreams and RSVP. Great singing, melodies,...
  19. Nope. Just piano with a flute on one or two...

    Nope. Just piano with a flute on one or two tracks. Dave put out a vocal album "Stream" at about the same time as Piano Works that is probably his best solo. Still melancholy and piano-based but it...
  20. ^^^ The whole CD is more or less like that....

    ^^^ The whole CD is more or less like that. Melodic, pretty, melancholy. Somewhere between George Winston and Rick Wakeman's "Airs" CDs.

    I'm a huge fan of Dave's playing with Caravan so I buy...
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    I used to read DPRP religiously. Though I was...

    I used to read DPRP religiously. Though I was aware of their biases I used their reviews to find out about new releases I might be interested in and to help me make purchase decisions.

    But these...
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    I just realized the guy I always thought was Leon...

    I just realized the guy I always thought was Leon Redbone was actually Leon Russell. The real Redbone I had never heard.

    To rectify that I checked out a few of his old-time swing tunes on...
  23. I too have a lot of CD's, probably well north of...

    I too have a lot of CD's, probably well north of 2000 at this point. They are unorganized, which doesn't help. I still buy a lot of new CDs if not necessarily that many by new artists. I do force...
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    Frankly BBC is a disappointment. Thin sound and...

    Frankly BBC is a disappointment. Thin sound and tepid performances throughout, at least compared to Cook which does just that... I haven't heard the 10 Annis. IIRC when they came out folks were...
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    We were all so much in shock from that horrible...

    We were all so much in shock from that horrible singer that everyone missed the funniest/most ridiculous part of that press release...

    Light Freedom Revival promises in the future a 4CD Jon...
  26. My feelings too; I enjoy it a lot as is. But I...

    My feelings too; I enjoy it a lot as is. But I think Zinc/Green Album could have been at least a minor hit with better vocals.

    I'll get the new twofer b/c I don't have either on CD. I almost...
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    I too found that perfectly enjoyable until the...

    I too found that perfectly enjoyable until the singer opened his mouth. Sounds like bad karaoke on a Wednesday night. The guy does not seem to be able to carry a tune. At all.

    But I think the idea...
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    ^^^ neither did I... And I own the two...

    ^^^ neither did I... And I own the two (Rocksession snad Steig Aus) he plays on! Serves me right for not reading the liner notes.
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    yah, great great album! I only found out about it...

    yah, great great album! I only found out about it a few years ago when I was deeply delving into Weber's Colours band and references to this kept coming up. Mariano was an interesting character. What...
  30. I am a big fan of everything Bill has done in his...

    I am a big fan of everything Bill has done in his musical life, so this is tempting. And I think it is pretty cool that they are putting out all the DVDs as CDs. I wish more bands would do that;...
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    ^^^ I hear you regarding most of those previous...

    ^^^ I hear you regarding most of those previous live packages. I did get quite a bit more mileage from Topographic Drama, though: 6-7 quality listens probably, and I should think some more to come. ...
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    Sure our ears are all over the place regarding...

    Sure our ears are all over the place regarding album rankings of any of our favorite bands. Some of that no doubt arises from particulars of our personal experiences with the music.

    In this case...
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    lol. That's quite a trade-off: Walsh insists that...

    lol. That's quite a trade-off: Walsh insists that they put a tune that is even worse than the others on a really mediocre album, and therefore they can't have a tune on it that would be by far the...
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    Here's my rankings... Leftoverture Point of...

    Here's my rankings...

    Leftoverture
    Point of Know Return
    Song for America
    Kansas
    Somewhere to Elsewhere
    Vinyl Confessions
    Masque
    Audio Visions
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    I've been a Kansas fan since about '78 (age 12)....

    I've been a Kansas fan since about '78 (age 12). Loved LO and POKR, everyone in my jr high school had them and we played them to the death. And so did local rock radio. But no one, I mean no one...
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    Here's my ***** from the last decade, from newer...

    Here's my ***** from the last decade, from newer bands. All but one founded post-2005 AFAIK. one interesting if a little sad thing about this exercise is it made me realize how *little* of my music...
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    As a boy I thought Doris Day was the most...

    As a boy I thought Doris Day was the most beautiful lady ever. She was too old for a "crush" maybe more like the world's most glamorous mom. WOR used to show her old movies a lot on Saturdays and I...
  38. The new album is good. It'll take a few months...

    The new album is good. It'll take a few months I'm sure to know whether it is a keeper, but the initial impressions are positive.

    Two comments: First I'm glad they didn't do any goofy Pothead...
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    ^^^ Just be happy that people still listen to Sun...

    ^^^ Just be happy that people still listen to Sun Ra...
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    ^^^ Give us a review when you've got the time......

    ^^^ Give us a review when you've got the time... I'm inclined to buy it whenever I next order from one of our favorite prog vendors. The two above tracks are very good... even if they don't sound...
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    ^^^ If you've never seen the music + jokes show...

    ^^^ If you've never seen the music + jokes show and you haven't heard the jokes before, you should definitely go. I saw Rick solo in the early 00s and I still remember the jokes. it means they were...
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    :) I'd hate to be the one to break it to them,...

    :) I'd hate to be the one to break it to them, but they sound about as funky as they look...
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    I've owned the Lyceum 1980 DVD boot for about a...

    I've owned the Lyceum 1980 DVD boot for about a decade but haven't listened/watched in probably 5 years. I have the same thing that is now on YT, the 2 hour 24 min version. I think it is great. Phil...
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    This is a great list. With the exception of...

    This is a great list. With the exception of Chrome Hoof everything here would be on my list too. I would add Bubblemath, Great Harry Hillman, Deus Ex Machina Devoto, and We are all Small Pixels.
    ...
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    ^^^ That is some nice video; a little...

    ^^^ That is some nice video; a little over-rehearsed and uptight for Montreux but the quality of the compositions shines through. Shame that 10-15 years ago when that slew of "Live in Montreux" DVDs...
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    +2 :up

    +2 :up
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    Memory Lain Hugh/Headloss Assault and...

    Memory Lain Hugh/Headloss

    Assault and Battery/Golden Void
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    Excepting, hopefully, visits to the commode...

    Excepting, hopefully, visits to the commode...
  49. To each his own of course, but as much as I love...

    To each his own of course, but as much as I love Bruford and Holdsworth's playing in general the first UK never sounded like a band to me. More like a (very good) session. Their live bootleg (Concert...
  50. Yep. I had never heard NAN before today, though I...

    Yep. I had never heard NAN before today, though I have known both studio albums inside out for almost 40 years. NAN beats 'em both. I now see that the WJB trio was the definitive lineup. Kickass prog...
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    Garage definitely started out way before, but did...

    Garage definitely started out way before, but did eventually merge into psychedelic (Seeds, Standells, etc). I think garage probably started out with Louie Louie which was what '62? Kids in a garage...
  52. Where I give Fripp credit is that he is the rare...

    Where I give Fripp credit is that he is the rare musician who I think is really interested in trying to articulate the creative process and the meaning of music for fans. Who else does that? His...
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    I hadn't thought about the connection between...

    I hadn't thought about the connection between solo Czukay and BAD but it is there, with I suppose Jah Wobble being the indirect link. The primitive sampling, the dub beats, the overall loose and...
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    ^^^ Yeah I'll dig out the Globe and give it...

    ^^^ Yeah I'll dig out the Globe and give it another listen. It has been 25 years probably!
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    Another band you might like is Urban Dance Squad....

    Another band you might like is Urban Dance Squad. More rap, but a part of that same general 80s/90s Euro scene.

    Which BAD CDs do you think are the best, BTW? I had "The Globe" back in the day...
  56. A good read. For much of my life KC was one of my...

    A good read. For much of my life KC was one of my favorite bands. Not anymore, but that is just a natural progression--probably the result of decades of overexposure. But Robert Fripp remains an...
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    I agree in its pure AI form it is parody. The...

    I agree in its pure AI form it is parody. The frightening thing is though, a decent lyricist could turn this into a contender with just a few tweaks. The chorus could be changed to "Go ahead and walk...
  58. I quit the Collector's Club at Volume 40 because...

    I quit the Collector's Club at Volume 40 because I decided I just about had all the live Crimson I would ever need. Frankly I could have stopped somewhere in the low to mid-30s. But anyway I'm...
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    You're welcome. The yessongs.nl site is an...

    You're welcome. The yessongs.nl site is an amazing resource. I'm working my way backwards in time and checking out some Tales shows (Bristol) right now.
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    ^^^ :lol JJ, Of course I couldn't leave the...

    ^^^ :lol

    JJ, Of course I couldn't leave the yessongs.nl site alone though I have two big work projects due. But I checked out the Boston and LA 1977 shows. There are 5 versions of Boston up there...
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