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    Believe it or not, Phil Collins put on a great...

    Believe it or not, Phil Collins put on a great solo show a few years ago even though he was sitting for much of it.
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    I liked Lost Girl. Good characters,...

    I liked Lost Girl. Good characters, relationships, concepts, and plenty of humor. Could be a tad campy at times but not at the expense of the show.
  3. I also spent hours staring at the cover of...

    I also spent hours staring at the cover of Country Life. I couldn't figure out what the big deal was. :-D
    https://www.audiophileusa.com/covers400water/135749.jpg
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    Triumvirat on their Spartacus tour opening for...

    Triumvirat on their Spartacus tour opening for ELO. Triumvirat were fantastic! Although I do like ELO, we left after 2 or 3 songs.
  5. Annie Haslam is #5 on the list.

    Annie Haslam is #5 on the list.
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    Zundoko Bushi. Thanks! I thought that I...

    Zundoko Bushi. Thanks! I thought that I remembered CGT doing Schizoid Man, but I couldn't find it in my database under that name.
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    21rst Century Schizoid Man cover versions

    I listened to the South African band Suck's version (1970) of this song today - a very nice aggressive take. This inspired me to listen to the other versions I have. It may be the song that I've...
  8. That is actually Chris Squire singing "A New Pair...

    That is actually Chris Squire singing "A New Pair of Socks!" A fan wrote the lyrics, and Chris asked if he could record them. I can definitely picture Chris doing something like that!
  9. This is my favorite cover version. ...

    This is my favorite cover version.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xphvUojQn9k
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    This actually postponed the tour for a bit. The...

    This actually postponed the tour for a bit. The incredible end to this story is that Trevor actually has multiple spleens, so he was OK after healing!
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    "Alex Trebek, Remembered" (a 20/20 special) is...

    "Alex Trebek, Remembered" (a 20/20 special) is highly recommended to fans of Alex Trebek and Jeopardy! He had an amazing life and dealt admirably with his disease at the end of his life. The...
  12. Maybe...

    Maybe https://www.lightofawareness.org/john-and-jane.html ?
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    It is a cover of Land of Confusion. Musically,...

    It is a cover of Land of Confusion. Musically, it is pretty bland. The video is nicely done and appropriate to our times.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CBs-EoQRK4
  14. After Crying features cello prominently.

    After Crying features cello prominently.
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    Glad you finally gave it a chance! I passed on...

    Glad you finally gave it a chance! I passed on it for years simply because the title of the show seemed so stupid. I agree that the final series wasn't its best, but there were still some gems in...
  16. Yes! Regardless of what you think of the...

    Yes! Regardless of what you think of the message, it's a good rockin' song from Jon.
  17. Jon Anderson's provocative new song and video

    "Go Screw Yourself" (Election Edit)
    Hi PEEPS around the world.... CHANGE WE MUST...NOW!!!!!!!!!!

    VIDEO SPEAKS FOR ITSELF...... the time is at hand to Vote Vote Vote...VOTE!!!!

    FOR A BETTER...
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    I'd buy it but would insist that you remove...

    I'd buy it but would insist that you remove Heaven and Earth first. :-D (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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    Arghh! Thanks for confirming it. I can't...

    Arghh! Thanks for confirming it. I can't believe I missed that show. Rick Wakeman was fantastic at least!
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    Gentle Giant. Well... maybe. Recently, I...

    Gentle Giant. <gasp> Well... maybe. Recently, I saw a promo poster for a Rick Wakeman "King Arthur" show that I saw in St. Louis (October 22, 1975). It lists Gentle Giant as opening for them, but...
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    Adam actually did play with them on a song or two...

    Adam actually did play with them on a song or two for one show.
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    Just finished watching the NEARfest episode. ...

    Just finished watching the NEARfest episode. Well done! The 3 hour length was a bit daunting, but it was well worth it - very entertaining and informative. I was already a fan of Rob, Chad, and...
  23. Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    "Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British...

    "Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond, 1964–1969" is essential for people interested in less well-known non-U.S. pop music from 1964-1969. From a review on Amazon:
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  25. That is exactly the case for us. Every year, we...

    That is exactly the case for us. Every year, we had to weigh the cost of flying from St. Louis, hotels, tickets, food, etc. vs. the line-up. This also took into account whether we had already seen...
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    Oh yeah, I do remember "If I Can't Have You." ...

    Oh yeah, I do remember "If I Can't Have You." It's inoffensive.
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    That is actually very nice! I only knew of...

    That is actually very nice! I only knew of Yvonne Elliman from Jesus Christ Superstar and from the song "Love Me" which is not one of my favorites.
  28. I saw Ankh's performance at Baja Prog. Fabulous!...

    I saw Ankh's performance at Baja Prog. Fabulous! I hadn't heard them before, but I ended buying 3 of their CDs.
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    Milla! Thanks for posting this. I had forgotten...

    Milla! Thanks for posting this. I had forgotten that he co-produced "The Divine Comedy" until looking at his credits yesterday. I love that album!
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    The album I haven't heard mentioned yet is...

    The album I haven't heard mentioned yet is "Sunset Wading" by John G. Perry. Fantastic album! In addition to Hines performing and producing, it has Roger Glover, Geoffrey Richardson, Morris Pert,...
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    One of my favorite projects by Rupert was "One...

    One of my favorite projects by Rupert was "One World Once Voice," an incredible music video project. It includes Peter Gabriel and many others. I bought the video cassette of this back in the early...
  32. I remember that, Steve! Glad that you were able...

    I remember that, Steve! Glad that you were able to do both. The things we do for music!
  33. The funny thing is - both guitarists have a huge...

    The funny thing is - both guitarists have a huge amount of respect for each other. Howe even played on "Industry Standard" by The Dregs. Too bad they couldn't have combined the shows.

    That...
  34. I've had to make a choice many times. San...

    I've had to make a choice many times. San Fermin, my favorite new-ish band, played a small club in St. Louis on the same night that Rush played an arena show on the Clockwork Angels tour. I decided...
  35. I don't know. From a prog perspective, it would...

    I don't know. From a prog perspective, it would have been great to see Jane, but Golden Earring was a BIG band in Europe at the time and was supposedly great in concert.
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    Yikes! I've never seen anything like that...

    Yikes! I've never seen anything like that either. No, the reflective surface is partially transparent for part of the CD. I can faintly see the label through it.
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    This does not look like any CD rot I've ever...

    This does not look like any CD rot I've ever seen. There is no bronzing or other discoloration. The reflective coating under part of the CD has become partially see-through. Very strange...
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    Yep. Music Hall MH-1.0.026-2.

    Yep. Music Hall MH-1.0.026-2.
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    CD gone bad - Espiritu - "Crisalida"

    I love this album from the Argentinian band, Espiritu. While listening to the CD recently, I noticed a bunch of diginoise and other digital problems. There are no scratches nor smudges on the...
  40. Here are two other threads that I found (one from...

    Here are two other threads that I found (one from 2 days ago):

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/25730-22-Essential-Split-Enz-Songs...
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    That was absolutely fantastic! I enjoyed every...

    That was absolutely fantastic! I enjoyed every performance. Biggest surprise was the closer - Mike Portnoy with his daughter and musicians from Jellyfish performing "I Wanna Stay Home."
  42. Thread: WTF covers

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    No doubt!!

    No doubt!!
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    I'm glad that you guys are enjoying it. So cute...

    I'm glad that you guys are enjoying it. So cute and pretty good musically too! I've watched it multiple times now.
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    Hocus Pocus. One of the greatest covers ever. I...

    Hocus Pocus. One of the greatest covers ever. I am literally in tears.
    https://www.facebook.com/jimmortimore/videos/10163332190255134/
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    My wife, Rhea, attended a community theater...

    My wife, Rhea, attended a community theater performance of Jesus Christ Superstar in the mid to late '90s. An instrumental version of Yes' "Machine Messiah" was performed during the Crucifixion...
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    I am surprised that no one has mentioned the band...

    I am surprised that no one has mentioned the band Taurus. From Progarchives: "TAURUS are a Symphonic Prog group from the Netherlands formed in 1976. They released their debut album "Illusion of a...
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    If you do it, I highly recommend the helicopter...

    If you do it, I highly recommend the helicopter ride to the top of a glacier or a rafting trip down one of the rivers. Great cruise overall!
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    Very nice! Thanks for bringing this to our...

    Very nice! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I was lucky enough to see Jellyfish open for Tears for Fears. These guys seem like a worthy successor.
  49. My wife sings the opening lines to "The Revealing...

    My wife sings the opening lines to "The Revealing Science of God" from TFTO by Yes.
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    Roy Wood could have reformed his band Wizzard to...

    Roy Wood could have reformed his band Wizzard to tour with them too.
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    Since moving to Philadelphia, I have seen many...

    Since moving to Philadelphia, I have seen many more concerts than were possible living in St. Louis. 2019 was no exception. Most shows were either in Philly or within 1.5 hours of Philly. The ...
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    The Big Interview is an excellent show. Dan...

    The Big Interview is an excellent show. Dan Rather asks interesting, sometimes difficult questions and really listens to the interviewees. Looking forward to this episode!
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    Say it ain't so! :'-(

    Say it ain't so! :'-(
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    Thanks! Never had seen that before. Triumvirat...

    Thanks! Never had seen that before. Triumvirat really changed their sound by the end, didn't they?
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    While I agree that Nessie isn't very good, I am...

    While I agree that Nessie isn't very good, I am confused by the songs that you mention. They don't match anything on either of their two albums:

    https://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=10044...
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    Yes. They played it with McCarty at the Keswick....

    Yes. They played it with McCarty at the Keswick. It was filmed for an upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release. McCarty also performed with them at a previous show on the tour. I strongly suspect that they...
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    Wakeman appeared on WMGK Philadelphia, The John...

    Wakeman appeared on WMGK Philadelphia, The John DeBella show today (I think). You can listen online or download the podcast (45 minutes) here:

    https://wmgk.com/episodes/rick-wakeman-podcast/
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    Very strange show indeed. They spent an...

    Very strange show indeed. They spent an inordinate amount of time on Atomic Rooster. Huh? They are usually only mentioned as a footnote in prog history as the band Carl Palmer left to form ELP. In...
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    The most space efficient storage storage is...

    The most space efficient storage storage is spinner racks like the ones I use. Each holds about 1000 CDs. You can see and access all of your CDs (or books, DVDs, etc.) easily. Not sure where to...
  60. I heard "Under the Eye of the Sun" for the first...

    I heard "Under the Eye of the Sun" for the first time last week and really like it. It would fit perfectly on one of the first two Starcastle albums (which I happen to enjoy a lot). That may sound...
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