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  1. Most of the time, but not allways... this one...

    Most of the time, but not allways... this one goes way beyond the original version and really ROCKS ! (look at the conductor jumping at the end !). Unfortunately only a truncated (edited) version...
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    I agree it's a wonderful box set, including two...

    I agree it's a wonderful box set, including two ultra detailed (200+ pages) books covering all the aspects of the making of the S.O.B series records, and more... An absolute must for any W.C fan but...
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    Now we get it right... at last ! Thanks.

    Now we get it right... at last ! Thanks.
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    BitB ?? Do you mean Beauty and the Beast ?...

    BitB ?? Do you mean Beauty and the Beast ? Another impossible to get Carlos record (especially on CD). A highly original work using microtonal (and other NOT "well-tempered") scales . Entirely...
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    Do we REALLY need to see all these sordid...

    Do we REALLY need to see all these sordid clinical and medical details revealed HERE ? I have the greatest respect for Carlos, her artistic work and pioneering contributions to the electronic music...
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    Just a small warning to those who have purchased...

    Just a small warning to those who have purchased (or have the intention to) the 50th Anniversary Redux Box: check disc #4 (In Praise of Learning), some (but not all) have a manufacturing issue and...
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    I have 1984 somewhere in my collection on vinyl,...

    I have 1984 somewhere in my collection on vinyl, didn't listened it for decades... didn't left me with a memorable impression either. Should I give it a second chance ? The only 1984 inspired...
  8. At least these "new" versions were not ruined by...

    At least these "new" versions were not ruined by Froese's heavy "tangetisation" process, but still a wasted effort (IMO), unless If honouring the legacy of the (old) TD by endlessly milking/recycling...
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    ... which (IMO) is better than all the others in...

    ... which (IMO) is better than all the others in your list above, and maybe the only RW solo work worth keeping.
  10. Latest update: I picked up the last one today, no...

    Latest update: I picked up the last one today, no more available at this shop. Very fairly priced too. Thanks to Alucard for the info.
  11. ... or use an old automatic record changer...

    ... or use an old automatic record changer (defeating the ultra hi-fi purpose of these records). Hopefully the sides are recorded in the correct sequence for the changer: 1-4 on disc one and 2-3 on...
  12. This is a 45RPM pressing, thus two discs are...

    This is a 45RPM pressing, thus two discs are needed to store the full length of the single original (33 RPM) record.
  13. The Payssan brothers back in a full band...

    The Payssan brothers back in a full band configuration, great news ! I really liked Sarabandes and Esprit d'Amor and their latest sounds very promising. Is it already out ?
  14. Maybe the OP was not explicit enough but it seems...

    Maybe the OP was not explicit enough but it seems to me he never meant bands/artists you don't like or get into... just never listened to (for any reasons). For instance I have a natural tendency to...
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    The best record of a very good band unfortunately...

    The best record of a very good band unfortunately somewhat overshadowed by Ange to whom they were too often compared, maybe because the singer had also a very strong and theatrical personnality.
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    Another french hidden gem I' ve never seen or...

    Another french hidden gem I' ve never seen or heard about ! Sounds very good... thank you for posting it. Now finding a copy at a reasonable price (I don't think it has ever been reissued) would be...
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    I never said or meant ALL (that was the previous...

    I never said or meant ALL (that was the previous poster's opinion, to whom I reacted) and it doesn't really bother me in Steves's own songs but Firth is a good exemple where the sax doesn't fit and...
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    Hopefully not, that's System 7. This is a...

    Hopefully not, that's System 7. This is a S.Hillage/Gong tour.
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    I wasn't sure, now I am. Maybe a clarinet would...

    I wasn't sure, now I am. Maybe a clarinet would have been less intrusive... hard to tell from the sound as it seems heavily processed anyway. Still it doesn't change anything to my comment: to my...
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    Then I'm not alone thinking that replacing (or...

    Then I'm not alone thinking that replacing (or doubling) the main keyboard solo lines with a very prominent sounding clarinet is not a good idea. I wouldn't call it "horribly ruined" but I don't like...
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    Thanks for the details, tickets reserved. I'm...

    Thanks for the details, tickets reserved. I'm looking forward to seeing you this thursday...
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    I didn't excluded or dismissed...

    I didn't excluded or dismissed Avant/Prog/Experimental artists but my short list included only what is usually considered as "standard" or "classic" prog. Actually the names you mentioned are amongst...
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    Interesting list, albeit a little bit too Zeuhl...

    Interesting list, albeit a little bit too Zeuhl oriented. Unfortunately there is not much to save in French Prog and even the "Big" names (Ange, Atoll,...) sounds very amateurish and cheaply produced...
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    Who played first, Hillage or Gong ? An did Steve...

    Who played first, Hillage or Gong ? An did Steve also played in the Gong set ? They'll play in Belgium next week and maybe I shouldn't miss them... last time I've seen the S.H.B in concert was in...
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    Her actions (as recorded) are way beyond standard...

    Her actions (as recorded) are way beyond standard copyright management practices... looks she's working hard trying to erase/block anything anywhere related to her past image and artistic work....
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    I've checked both links above and now I feel both...

    I've checked both links above and now I feel both perplexed and shocked by what I have learned. I didn't know it was W**** C***** herself who locked all her work and made it deliberately unavailable...
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    For me it'll be fast and easy: Passion , period. ...

    For me it'll be fast and easy: Passion , period. Nothing else in his solo discography, sorry.
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    A tentative explanation can be found here. Very...

    A tentative explanation can be found here. Very sad indeed... one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music, almost forgotten.

    https://www.culturedmag.com/wendy-carlos/
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    Thank you for this link. Very interesting,...

    Thank you for this link. Very interesting, especially the Simon Heyworth interview.
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    ... she was (and still is ?) very active in the...

    ... she was (and still is ?) very active in the avant-garde/experimental scene and played (performed) worldwide with lots of different musicians, the most well-know one being Barre Phillips.

    Here...
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    From the short excerpts seen in the posted promo...

    From the short excerpts seen in the posted promo clip I would say this sounds VERY interesting and promising. I'll order it as soon as I'll know how and where, since distribution seems very poor....
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    There are also some "Maboulish" moves in their...

    There are also some "Maboulish" moves in their current live sets thus there's some hope... and nice to see Marc is still using his old analog keyboards (Farfisa organ,...) My only regret is that...
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    With Marc you can expect anything, also the...

    With Marc you can expect anything, also the unexpectable.... Not the kind of guy endlessly repeating the same formula. And the friends and guests listed are not particulary known for playing new-wave...
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    Interesting. Another one I've never heard of. I...

    Interesting. Another one I've never heard of. I did some research and discovered his signature (as composer, orchestrator and/or player) can be found on hundreds of French Variety Artists , looks he...
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    Jackson completely ruins these songs with his...

    Jackson completely ruins these songs with his guttural howls, I wouldn't even call this "singing". And the Newcastle concert (In the Esoteric Boxset) suffers from a very poor quality (bootleg level)...
  36. Thank you for the reminder, I bought this CD long...

    Thank you for the reminder, I bought this CD long ago and completely forgot it... still have it, thus maybe it's time for another spin. I agree that Dee Palmer never got the credits she deserved but...
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    Personal message received from RJG regarding the...

    Personal message received from RJG regarding the status of Homily. Looks it won't materialize (at least not in the original planned form):



    Dear ,



    I wanted to write to you personally...
  38. Sorry, I didn't know you were over-exposed to...

    Sorry, I didn't know you were over-exposed to L'Heptade in Toronto and I agree that too much is too much... and at some point we start hearing the flaws only. Harmonium was a very obscure band here...
  39. You must be endowed with great determination and...

    You must be endowed with great determination and perseverance for listening 500 times (!) a record plagued with "recurring songwriting flaws and cheesy sing-along moments stretching out...
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    A great song (knowing the context) with a proggy...

    A great song (knowing the context) with a proggy multi-parts structure. Actually there were a couple of prog bands covering it, Justin Hayward but also BEGGAR's OPERA (much better) and (more...
  41. I still have my old vinyl I bought in the 70ies...

    I still have my old vinyl I bought in the 70ies and agree it's an excellent album. BTW, can anyone here comment about the (only available) "XL" CD version ? Has it been also "remixed" ? I bought...
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    This one is hard to beat... Love, love me do ...

    This one is hard to beat...

    Love, love me do
    You know I love you
    I'll always be true
    So please, love me do
    Whoa, love me do

    Love, love me do
    You know I love you
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    It has been re-issued on vinyl by Replica a few...

    It has been re-issued on vinyl by Replica a few years ago (cheap and still readily available) but with plain (not the very important "waffled") cover. I still have the original (on Shandar) I bought...
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    Then be assured that you will not be...

    Then be assured that you will not be disappointed. My 2nd day of full Gong immersion and so far I loved everything in the box.
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    I understand that for some Shamal could be...

    I understand that for some Shamal could be considered (artistically) out of place but but how leaving it out would made it a BETTER boxset is beyond me... Even if the early GONG spirit was gone and...
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    I got the box yesterday and from what i've...

    I got the box yesterday and from what i've listened so far (Flying, Angel's and You) I can say the mastering job is excellent. Very nice and informative booklet and tons of unreleased live material....
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    I have serious doubts that "greater artistic...

    I have serious doubts that "greater artistic status" was her sole motivation to sue Pink Floyd...more than 30 years later ! Actually the settlement awarded her 50% of the credits as a co-composer of...
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    Very much the other way, according to the above...

    Very much the other way, according to the above DGM statements it appears to me that IT IS the main point:


    ...The centre of the dispute is the credit and payments that musicians are meant to...
  49. When I was a 15 years old teenager GG was the...

    When I was a 15 years old teenager GG was the very first concert which I attented (with Banco as opening act !), thus they have a very unique place in my heart. No matter how hard I try to convince...
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    After reading the three statements I asked...

    After reading the three statements I asked myself the same questions, and especially what are the financial benefits (if any) for an artist to be recognized as a Featured Player ? (never heard that...
  51. I wouldn't be either... Burning Shed is not...

    I wouldn't be either... Burning Shed is not Amazon. Actually the info is hidden in their FAQ page:

    How do you handle Pre-Orders?

    Pre-ordered items are always shipped separately as release dates...
  52. I fully concur. I bought many BIG...

    I fully concur. I bought many BIG (read:expensive) boxsets these last years and consider the Hillage Box the best buy as far as attention to details, looks, completeness, sound quality and contents...
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    ... as opening act band for the reunited GENESIS...

    ... as opening act band for the reunited GENESIS (including P.Gabriel and S.Hackett) tour.
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    ... and don't forget to add a few instrumental...

    ... and don't forget to add a few instrumental excerpts from DUNE (maybe their proggiest work)
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    Yes, GSOE is listed in the link above but I don't...

    Yes, GSOE is listed in the link above but I don't think there is any surviving copy. And BTW, there were no VHS format home video recorders available at that time (1970-73)
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    From what I can remember (I was a young teenager...

    From what I can remember (I was a young teenager then, just discovering pop-rock) there were MUCH more filmed studio live acts in "POP-SHOP" (later "FOLLLIES") which was a weekly show. A few...
  57. Yes, very skimpy harsh and unbalanced sound, and...

    Yes, very skimpy harsh and unbalanced sound, and this includes ALL the versions I've heard so far (including the vinyl). This one REALLY would benefit from a good remastering job. But there's even...
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    I fully concur with all the above: The Welcome To...

    I fully concur with all the above: The Welcome To My Nightmare movie is an incredible live show with A.C at his peak and the best band he ever hired featuring the stunning 70ies Dick Wagner-Steve...
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    Like Airbag: pleasant listening , some floydish...

    Like Airbag: pleasant listening , some floydish moods, (too) nice production but nothing really strong or memorable, somewhat impersonal music. I have a couple of CD's but can't remember the last...
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    It will look like this: 13249

    It will look like this:


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