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  1. ^ It ain't so.

    ^ It ain't so.
  2. They are just treading the same ground for the...

    They are just treading the same ground for the last few LPs. It basically doesn't matter which of their records you pull out when you have the BBT-itch...
    That having said, it's solid work and all,...
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    ^^ that is exactly also my "problem" with Haken....

    ^^ that is exactly also my "problem" with Haken. Although technically very impressive, I just get hammered down by their sound. The Mountain was very good, Affinity had its moments... Vector, not so...
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    This guy is very talented and the music just...

    This guy is very talented and the music just seems to flow out of him! I quite like "Friendship". The piano at the end of the title track seems like a "hats off" to Gentle Giant (Schooldays from...
  5. The 40th anniversary edition was perfectly fine...

    The 40th anniversary edition was perfectly fine for me. I do not need more. It's a product for a sub-niche of a niche...
  6. Let's keep our fingers crossed, then. There is...

    Let's keep our fingers crossed, then.
    There is material in bad quality "out there" which I would gladly pay for to have in better quality. Maybe there are other things we don't even know about?
  7. Will we ever get something "new" from the estate?

    Will we ever get something "new" from the estate?
  8. I already own the orignial 2CD version of Field...

    I already own the orignial 2CD version of Field day but cannot really justify to buy it again. A (solo) guitar album in surround? How does it come along - is there really a need for this? Please...
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    I like it. I really wish I'd already known it in...

    I like it. I really wish I'd already known it in the 90s when it was released!
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    ^^^ This!

    ^^^ This!
  11. I'll also chime in and say that I love this...

    I'll also chime in and say that I love this album. It's somewhere in the Top-10 of SW's work, IMO.

    Needs to be listened to in surround, of course, as do all things SW.
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    Nobody mentioned Grendel yet? :lol In my...

    Nobody mentioned Grendel yet?

    :lol

    In my top 10 there would be some fish stuff from MC and CAS, but also H-era stuff like King of sunset town, Splintering heart, Neverland etc.

    On a side...
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    I discovered much interesting music thanks to PE....

    I discovered much interesting music thanks to PE. THANKS and happy holidays!
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    Also no Stolt... I suspect this is a poor...

    Also no Stolt...
    I suspect this is a poor collection of half-baked leftovers from over the years, but i hope to be proven otherwise!!
  15. Guitar noir was really a return to form after...

    Guitar noir was really a return to form after GTR! Count me in in the "like" camp...
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    ^^ Yes, but Rabin still has it (the certain fire)...

    ^^ Yes, but Rabin still has it (the certain fire) in him - just listen to his 2012 album Jacaranda, which was outstanding!
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    Unfortunately (for me) they are taking a heavier...

    Unfortunately (for me) they are taking a heavier direction with the new album. I'm being tired of this heavy prog stuff, already their last was "too much" for me. These guys are playing terrific and...
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    Who is singing at the beginning of the song?...

    Who is singing at the beginning of the song? First I thought the yt-upload was a fake because I could not make up who is singing at the beginning (is it Anderson in low voice?). But later it got...
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    Also the record can now be preordered. At Burning...

    Also the record can now be preordered. At Burning Shed, they have an exclusive green vinyl edition, ltd to 300, and (at least) 1 is already gone ;-)
  20. Sorry, it's called "Discovering Beardfish". A 5CD...

    Sorry, it's called "Discovering Beardfish". A 5CD collection (which seems already at silly prices):
    ...
  21. It is a great box, indeed. Along with the...

    It is a great box, indeed. Along with the 5CD-"Introducing Beardfish" - I'm listening to a lot of this stuff now and still have not digested everything. I also have "on her journey to the sun" and...
  22. Thread: Bass Communion

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    I like most of BC except the noisy stuff. For...

    I like most of BC except the noisy stuff. For example, Molotov and Haze with 2 wonderful athmospherical tracks but also 2 weird noisy tracks (which I tend to skip).
    I have to be in the right mood...
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    The new covers for the LPs are kinda cool! But...

    The new covers for the LPs are kinda cool!

    But I cannot justify buying this set - I own many of these as original LPs and then also the recently released 5.1 versions. So this set would sit on the...
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    Keep talking - Pink Floyd

    Keep talking - Pink Floyd
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    I like Insurgentes very much. From the Porcupine...

    I like Insurgentes very much.
    From the Porcupine Tree kind of Outtake "Harmony Korine" to the whacky rhythm of "no twilight"...on to the beautiful "Salvaging" and "Veneno" (whith recollections of...
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    Looking forwards to it! Wilderness was a damn...

    Looking forwards to it! Wilderness was a damn fine album, maybe their best.
  27. 1989: IQ opening for Mike and the Mechanics.

    1989: IQ opening for Mike and the Mechanics.
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    ^ Your review of Richter's Sleep makes me want to...

    ^ Your review of Richter's Sleep makes me want to check it out!

    Edit: Other descriptions were equally appetite wetting, so that I just ordered the 8 CD set!
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    A brilliant album!

    A brilliant album!
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    I also have preordered the vinyl LP of this but...

    I also have preordered the vinyl LP of this but interestingly so far have not received an email about the delay. Maybe they send it personally and 1 by 1...?
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    I mistrust any cloud service.

    I mistrust any cloud service.
  32. For me, Brave was probably the last one to get. ...

    For me, Brave was probably the last one to get.

    While I enjoy the 5.1-mix, it is in no way a revelation. MC was also a bit underwhelming (not surprisingly).
    I know all of this Marillion stuff so...
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    I generally like Archive since their debut album....

    I generally like Archive since their debut album.
    Controlling Crowds is ok with me, but not among their best efforts. These IMO are You all look the same to me, Lights, The Michel Vaillant albums....
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    This is one to get! Great. Looking forwards to it!

    This is one to get! Great. Looking forwards to it!
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    I have most of his stuff but did not buy his...

    I have most of his stuff but did not buy his latest studio CD. Also not all the live CDs he released in the past few years. His material / albums have really got very same-y, as most of us here...
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    Bump. Why are only so few people listening to...

    Bump. Why are only so few people listening to this band, according to the answers in this very thread?

    I bought the LP - so far only had time to listen to it twice, but I'll give it many more...
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    I love NC since 1982, when I had the impression...

    I love NC since 1982, when I had the impression it was a veery old record from a distant past... :)

    What I wasn't aware for a long time is what a huge influence Anthony Phillips had on the early...
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    ^ Porcupine Tree is dead...long live Steven...

    ^ Porcupine Tree is dead...long live Steven Wilson!

    I saw him and the band yesterday in Zurich, what a great concert! All in all a bit too "heavy", for my taste, anyway. The new guitar player is...
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    A great setlist! I'll see him and the band next...

    A great setlist! I'll see him and the band next week, looking forwards to it!
  40. If there's not going to be 5.1 I have no reason...

    If there's not going to be 5.1 I have no reason to buy! Good for my shelf-space that has already much too much Marillion-items in it!
    Looking forwards to CaS and Brave in 5.1.
  41. I wish he would just leave the classical stuff...

    I wish he would just leave the classical stuff behind and do a progrock-epic album in the vein of his best pieces (One for the Vine, Mad Man Moon, Heathaze, An island in the darkness, etc). Add to...
  42. The 5.1 mix is the only thing that really...

    The 5.1 mix is the only thing that really interests me here. I'll probably get it for this alone. It is really disappointing that the earlier bonus-CD is completely missing. Marouatte Jam and Winter...
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    As much as I hate that he always is revisiting...

    As much as I hate that he always is revisiting Tubular Bells... I actually quite enjoy TB3! Maybe more so than TB2.
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    I've heard it. It was a nice listen but in no way...

    I've heard it. It was a nice listen but in no way a revelation!
    Not something I will return to very often.

    The best way to listen to the 1st Genesis album IMO is the mono-version of FGTR because...
  45. Skyscraper souls is also available on vinyl at...

    Skyscraper souls is also available on vinyl at Burning Shed. Which is what I just ordered, to match the previous 3 releases (2 albums and the RSD-maxi).
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    Who needs this? (Apart from completists)

    Who needs this? (Apart from completists)
  47. Looking forward to it!

    Looking forward to it!
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    I just saw PT live yesterday. It was quite a fun...

    I just saw PT live yesterday. It was quite a fun concert, they were good. No projections or other fancy stuff, just a good old-fashioned rock concert. And not too many people at the gig, I was...
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    I also like the 2 Michel Vaillant soundtracks of...

    I also like the 2 Michel Vaillant soundtracks of theirs. Along with many others.

    The film to Axiom is very "artsy", but quite enjoyable in a very special way. It's in B&W and very sinister. Just a...
  50. So, has anybody heard the surround mix of MC yet?...

    So, has anybody heard the surround mix of MC yet? I'm still on the side of not getting this reissue since the novelty-factor of it is (probably) nil.
  51. This is good news! Although I know this album...

    This is good news!

    Although I know this album inside out (I consider it might be the most "important" album in my youth) I might buy this again... Depends a bit on the price tag. I'm surprised...
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    Good information, discussion, opinions about...

    Good information, discussion, opinions about music. Also all the news about new releases. And then finally the discovery of some musical gems, like e.g. I would never have heard of Robert Reed...
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    Great. Great. Great! Looking forwards to it!

    Great. Great. Great!
    Looking forwards to it!
  54. ^ Not bad, not bad at all! Although typical RW...

    ^ Not bad, not bad at all! Although typical RW stuff, it's also not very surprising. And I really almost expected the beginning verse to be "Come in here dear boy..."
  55. In fact, the interview inspired me to order two...

    In fact, the interview inspired me to order two Barbieri/Karn CDs at Burning Shed!
  56. Thanks for the great interview!

    Thanks for the great interview!
  57. Thread: Blackfield V

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    After 2 listens to the album, "From 44 to 48" is...

    After 2 listens to the album, "From 44 to 48" is the stand-out track. All in all it is a "classic" Blackfield-release, anyone who likes I, II, DNA and IV should also like this. It might get a bit...
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    OMD on the Dazzle Ship-Tour was my first concert...

    OMD on the Dazzle Ship-Tour was my first concert experience!

    I still have a soft sport for the band. They were in parts heavily influenced by Kraftwerk but some their more adventurous sound...
  59. Maybe they'll re-record it for the new Buggles...

    Maybe they'll re-record it for the new Buggles album. Not only the vocals, but the whole song. Make a Buggles-version out of it. Only then this exercise would make sense IMO.
  60. ^ Hey, Henry, thanks for that! This slipped...

    ^ Hey, Henry, thanks for that! This slipped completely under my radar. Seduction of Claude Debussy is such a great album!
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