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    It's too bad it's come to this but the horrible...

    It's too bad it's come to this but the horrible trend needed to be reversed.
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    I see you like UK. Have you tried any Asia? It's...

    I see you like UK. Have you tried any Asia? It's quite a jump from UK but I think you'll find many rewards in the Trans Am Prog space.
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    I think it is mostly a fad although there may be...

    I think it is mostly a fad although there may be some who stopped buying albums, maybe sold or gave away much of what they had, and then thought they want LPs again but buy more selectively. I used...
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    ^ That's the spirit!

    ^
    That's the spirit!
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    ^ He didn't say physical, so I wanted to...

    ^
    He didn't say physical, so I wanted to clarify. Maybe a band doesn't want a digital version out that can be uploaded to youtube. I'm not sure how easy it is for someone to transfer a good copy of...
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    Downloads is where everything has been headed, so...

    Downloads is where everything has been headed, so I'm not sure why it would be stupid to release on just vinyl and digital.
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    Of course not, but 17 million is still a small...

    Of course not, but 17 million is still a small percentage of the 141 million albums sold last year in all formats.

    In 2013, 289 million albums in all formats were sold of which 6 million were...
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    It must be a very small number of artists who...

    It must be a very small number of artists who only release on vinyl and not also have a download available.
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    I don't have a problem with vinyl, although...

    I don't have a problem with vinyl, although people aren't buying records because they sound better or take up less space. Some of the reason is that vinyl is something big that you can show to...
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    This is somewhat realistic but Ozzie and Harriet...

    This is somewhat realistic but Ozzie and Harriet will not be using plastic/metal objects to listen to music in 2099. There will be an aura of music that one can tap into anytime and get paid to...
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    No chance. But this is just a fad. ...

    No chance.



    But this is just a fad.

    Number of vinyl LPs sold in the U.S.

    1977... 340 million "peak vinyl"
    1981... 300 million
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    Here you go... ...

    Here you go...


    https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/the-definitive-listing-of-terry-pratchetts-discworld-novels
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    Inconceivable! And it looks like there will...

    Inconceivable!

    And it looks like there will be new music to rank and discuss next year from Yes and ARW.
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    Stranger Things is a case of the parts being...

    Stranger Things is a case of the parts being greater than the whole. There are some entertaining scenes shot in the 80s, but I use the fast forward button.

    I wonder how many would watch if the...
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    Once again, he put in a top 10 solo list that...

    Once again, he put in a top 10 solo list that didn't affect the song ranking.
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    Listening to his morning Rush!

    Listening to his morning Rush!
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    These are some of the crazy placements at the low...

    These are some of the crazy placements at the low end:

    178. "Double Agent," Counterparts (1993)
    A rare miserable Rush song. Even though there's some cool dissonant guitar fills, the spoken-word...
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    Look again. That was a separate Top 10 that...

    Look again. That was a separate Top 10 that weren't considered Rush songs and didn't change his list rankings.

    The Feedback songs shouldn't have been on the list or placed at the bottom.
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    I ended up making a shorter album without...

    I ended up making a shorter album without "Darkness", "The Berry Williams Show" and "My Head Sounds Like That", for a 45 minute version.
  21. I know what I read. Howe only liking one song...

    I know what I read. Howe only liking one song surprised me so it stuck. I also read Wakeman said he'd never work in the studio with Anderson again after Keys 2.
  22. Yeah. It's too bad that Steve Howe ruined Yes.

    Yeah. It's too bad that Steve Howe ruined Yes.
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    I could have written this as I listened to So a...

    I could have written this as I listened to So a lot during the worst years of my life in 2004 and 2005 and in serious physical and to an extent led to mental pain - "the crisis years."
  24. You wrote : "and Yes talk is pretty good" but the...

    You wrote : "and Yes talk is pretty good" but the only Yes news was:

    "So is the recent Anderson/Howe collaboration on “1000 Hands” a harbinger of a real Yes reunion? Anderson doesn’t say no."
    ...
  25. Conspiracy? I searched and found no other quotes...

    Conspiracy? I searched and found no other quotes that would suggest it was a rehash interview. But there is no way to know how old the interview is because lag times can be weeks. It comes down to...
  26. That was a unique interview considering I...

    That was a unique interview considering I couldn't find quotes anywhere else. I doubt Anderson was interviewed for this article in recent weeks though. Wasn't anyone else at a Wakeman concert to...
  27. I've read Howe only liked one song on...

    I've read Howe only liked one song on Magnification.
  28. Probably? Bridges? What bridges? I don't see...

    Probably?

    Bridges? What bridges? I don't see no bridges... :cool
  29. There are two issues, and I didn't mean to...

    There are two issues, and I didn't mean to emphasize the statin one but asking about the shift away from being concerned about cholesterol numbers at all.
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    Phil Collins ruined John Bonham!

    Phil Collins ruined John Bonham!
  31. Hasn't it been shown that there isn't a strong...

    Hasn't it been shown that there isn't a strong connection between cholesterol levels and risk for heart attacks?

    * * *

    "However, the true benefit of statins in altering risk of CVD is...
  32. Everything. Next question.

    Everything. Next question.
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    Musicians don't go around announcing tours for...

    Musicians don't go around announcing tours for laughs. Well, Spinal Tap did it once but that was rare.
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    Thanks. I didn't think he would take the cloth...

    Thanks. I didn't think he would take the cloth off the drum kit, but you never know.
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    From the ARW Facebook page Rick said to look for...

    From the ARW Facebook page Rick said to look for an announcement about tours. He wouldn't joke about that or announce it unless it was going to happen.
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    As in drumming input?

    As in drumming input?
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    Well, that was quick. Two days after I posted ARW...

    Well, that was quick. Two days after I posted ARW will be back, yesterday Wakeman announced just that. I have a special gift. Try not to be jealous. :cool
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    The holograph version!* * so...

    The holograph version!*








    * so that band members don't have to physically be on stage with each other...
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    In three interviews Anderson said that they will...

    In three interviews Anderson said that they will most likely be back. In the fourth, above, he had more doubts. Rabin has written a lot with ARW and for his vocal so there should be a lot of Rabin...
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    That also works! As long as the letters are in...

    That also works! As long as the letters are in tact.
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    September is open so probably when ARW start...

    September is open so probably when ARW start their final tour.
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    As long as Asia is still going, there will be...

    As long as Asia is still going, there will be great new progressive music!
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    They are?

    They are?
  44. It's now obvious that one of Obama's biggest...

    It's now obvious that one of Obama's biggest blunders was to allow Rush to retire without ensuring that they release one more album.
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    Heresy! The Big Money - Way cool After...

    Heresy!

    The Big Money - Way cool

    After Image - Almost as cool

    The Body Electric - A cool third of the mid 80s distopia trilogy along with Asia's "Go" and Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" remake
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  46. What is ridiculous is for a cover to suddenly not...

    What is ridiculous is for a cover to suddenly not be a cover simply because it is a staple. I did mention at Yesfans that "Imagine" is somewhat different because the other two covers had been on an...
  47. Jon Schneider of Dukes of Hazard/country music...

    Jon Schneider of Dukes of Hazard/country music fame. He dropped the "h" right before the tour started.
  48. Yes had 1 hour 45 minutes, already played two...

    Yes had 1 hour 45 minutes, already played two covers and chose a boring cover for an encore. That was the only problem with "Imagine."
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    I didn't think Phoenix was that interesting so...

    I didn't think Phoenix was that interesting so hardly listened to it, Omega was better with two or three good songs but what happened with XXX? Lots of very strong songs.
  50. So you skip 15:00 out of a 55:00 minute album....

    So you skip 15:00 out of a 55:00 minute album. Not too bad, and all of those songs are good!

    But you don't skip "Man on the Moon"?? I was so proud of myself for making it all the way through that...
  51. Oh, dear Lord...:roll

    Oh, dear Lord...:roll
  52. Right, sales were similar. Neither sold 500,000...

    Right, sales were similar. Neither sold 500,000 and Talk sold 300,000. I'd guess Drama sold over 400,000.

    Talk actually had songs - very good ones! - where only "I Am Waiting" is skipable. Much...
  53. Big Generator sold a million albums in the U.S....

    Big Generator sold a million albums in the U.S. alone just five years earlier. Union was mediocre, not terrible and Talk was very good, hardly an artistic failure. Talk sold 300,000 copies so low for...
  54. The problem I have with "Imagine" is that it goes...

    The problem I have with "Imagine" is that it goes completely against Yes music - it's pretty boring.
  55. "Davison, is 48. That’s how old Jon Anderson was...

    "Davison, is 48. That’s how old Jon Anderson was in 1992, when Yes were already long past their prime."

    I don't know about that. Union went gold just a year earlier, Big Generator sold over 1...
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    But Geddy cowrote much better songs.

    But Geddy cowrote much better songs.
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    I'm surprised nobody has noticed this yet but if...

    I'm surprised nobody has noticed this yet but if you take the 13th letter of the third sentence of the opening even pages of his book it spells:

    G-E-D-D-Y-A-N-D-A-L-E-X-W-I-L-L-R-O-C-K-A-G-A-I-N
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    Be sure to put your version up on youtube! There...

    Be sure to put your version up on youtube! There are already a couple shortened versions of Tales on there.
  59. That's the problem. A boring song as part of the...

    That's the problem. A boring song as part of the encore of a 1 hour and 45 minute set.
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    ^ True! A great excuse!

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    True! A great excuse!
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