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  1. Re: Burl Ives. "Queen Elizabeth's Secret...

    Re: Burl Ives.

    "Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents", documentary on PBS -- one of the hosts, for example he's all over Episode 3, reminded me of Rothery. Talks similar, makes similar facial...
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    Oh I didn't overthink the melody being sung...

    Oh I didn't overthink the melody being sung wrong, it was immediately clear to my ears from the second I listened to this. Made 2 points to even specify/clarify why it's wrong…"I" needs to be about 5...
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    The original Elvis version is already a moody...

    The original Elvis version is already a moody ballad, that screams 'Minor!'. The original vocals Verse has the full set of 7 distinct notes (shown in my first line of notes) needed to together define...
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    Only now realized what this thread is about:...

    Only now realized what this thread is about: listing unusual female performances where music is secondary at best. Had I known, wouldn't have bothered with my previous post about the musical...
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    Oh ok, let's see: The correct vocal melody (at...

    Oh ok, let's see:

    The correct vocal melody (at the beginning, by listening to the Elvis recording) is
    d a d e f# g f# e a b c# d e f# g f# e d

    Here it instead starts with f. So, for the...
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    Sticky: Released nov 10 2021. By Patricia Brennan &...

    Released nov 10 2021. By Patricia Brennan & Arktureye. Vibraphonist composer's piece re-worked with electronica.
    https://youtu.be/HzLwG7j-ZUs
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    I like it, great song. A lot of covers of it on...

    I like it, great song. A lot of covers of it on youtube, some great. But notice I had excluded ballady/moody songs from this particular list, as I mentioned. That's for another list.
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    I had made some draft list recently that was...

    I had made some draft list recently that was similar in nature, with tens of entries put into it already, so it didn't take a lot of additional time to make this list of 50 here. This is 50 *near*...
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    So I'm spot-on then? Niiice :)))

    So I'm spot-on then? Niiice :)))
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    That song made me think of this: On Genesis...

    That song made me think of this: On Genesis albums Phil was able to to complement and improve the building up of energy as the song moves forward building up, by bringing high notes and delivering...
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    Recently ran into the youtube of a guitarist that...

    Recently ran into the youtube of a guitarist that has amazing performance videos of him playing Knopfler parts (especially from Alchemy – those who know the album well will know what exactly I'm...
  12. 1989. Nick Davis produces Seasons End. Wiki sez...

    1989. Nick Davis produces Seasons End. Wiki sez it's the first album he produced. He then produces We Can't Dance in 1991, the same year this album HiE is released, the album that Rothery says (here...
  13. I think that was the first song ever in a Maril...

    I think that was the first song ever in a Maril album propelling itself with just crunchy guitar power chords (at least for a while) without keyboards, let alone keyboards that would sort of send...
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    Vulcan guy from Star Trek: "I listen to the first...

    Vulcan guy from Star Trek: "I listen to the first recording and ask my clone to listen to the second recording so that I can mind-meld with him"
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    Correction: Actually he's doing the separation...

    Correction: Actually he's doing the separation very well during that first minute, he just has a few rough spots during the first 15 seconds.

    I should look up how mechanical Paganini intended...
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    Yeah the piece sure is difficult but to me the...

    Yeah the piece sure is difficult but to me the performer isn't separating the notes very well in the first minute. That's the only part I looked at so far. I should look up how fast Paganini intended...
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    Yes I didn't like it either. The guitar coming in...

    Yes I didn't like it either. The guitar coming in earlier Live than on original studio version at the piano's tempo to essentially suddenly replace it owes its smooth transition to having completely...
  18. I saw and liked that one too. For that song...

    I saw and liked that one too.

    For that song it's alongside these several other covers I've bookmarked in the last few months that I've considered to be "top-tier". When a cover has enough...
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    Purchased this Deluxe after having been unaware...

    Purchased this Deluxe after having been unaware of it for months and only today heard the new remix up thru 1/3 of the final track. Was happy to enjoy it.

    But not happy that Jigsaw's word "happy"...
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    Terrapin cover https://youtu.be/An6pLXDIZ3I

    Terrapin cover
    https://youtu.be/An6pLXDIZ3I
  21. Thread: NP

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    ac/dc tnt cover, rednblack ...

    ac/dc tnt cover, rednblack
    https://youtu.be/aN1IArhhOyQ
  22. Forgot the URL, here it is:...

    Forgot the URL, here it is:
    https://youtu.be/44p_oewNQKc
  23. Yes they could've played at higher tempo to...

    Yes they could've played at higher tempo to somewhat undo the energy loss that comes from playing at lower key. Like this from a Ferry show from about 10 years ago.

    This last decade or two Paul...
  24. I'm not but would. Good album, and a fun song I...

    I'm not but would. Good album, and a fun song I listened to when the album was new even though sometimes skipped.
  25. +1 and +1. The opener SDT is probably my favorite...

    +1 and +1. The opener SDT is probably my favorite on that album, just like the opener on Counterparts, but I get a tad cringey for about a few seconds when its mini solo (which I didn't even need in...
  26. Thread: NP

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    Skipped to the guitar solo (Jeff Beck) for now...

    Skipped to the guitar solo (Jeff Beck) for now but the rest of the song seems good too. He's using that (what I affectionately refer to as) "congested-nose guitar effects" again. I like it....
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    Didn't say it was intended to be a suite. Simply...

    Didn't say it was intended to be a suite. Simply described what it is like, to me, based on those songs' shared drama and other similarities I listed. Incubus is maybe a part of the same suite. I'm...
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    Jigsaw / Emerald Lies/ She Chameleon is like a...

    Jigsaw / Emerald Lies/ She Chameleon is like a suite, and unlike anything else by them including even this pre-1985 period. Great unique-to-song clear-definition/non-ethereal keyboard sounds and...
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    Found that 3-song concert: ...

    Found that 3-song concert:

    https://youtu.be/T9NY_iTUaE4

    but she doesn't say anything during it about the guitar part being difficult (she only says "it's got an incredible guitar solo in the...
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    If her "graphical" etc compositional process does...

    If her "graphical" etc compositional process does take into account that the part that is then given to the guitarist is indeed intended for the guitar all along, in other words she makes the process...
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    Well, wrote all this so might as well post it,...

    Well, wrote all this so might as well post it, why not:

    I play the instrument occasionally and as an amateur (since the 80s) not pro but fairly well, and happen to not often discuss difficulty of...
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    About a month ago. Al and John and a third...

    About a month ago. Al and John and a third guitarist:
    https://youtu.be/lqcgfOYx_ZA
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    Maybe the Al Di Meola band around the time of the...

    Maybe the Al Di Meola band around the time of the Tirami Su album (released 1987) but afterwards what I sooner ate was probably baklava. Yes it does rock (see its "Song to the Pharoah Kings" cover)...
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    FYI Amazon only has 1 left for the CD/BluRay...

    FYI Amazon only has 1 left for the CD/BluRay version of this...

    So if you are not planning to buy it from Racket Records, you might want to act now, at least if you're in the US, since Laser's...
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    An article in NYT gives an informative detail (or...

    An article in NYT gives an informative detail (or reality check, some might say) to viewers who aren't familiar with the books / written material by saying this series is "based primarily on only a...
  36. Another rabbit-hole, but might not lead to...

    Another rabbit-hole, but might not lead to success, would be to see if there is any recording of the fewer than 10 gigs Fish ever played before joining the band, some in Stone Dome Band he was in...
  37. Recent 2022 performance of Graceland ...

    Recent 2022 performance of Graceland
    https://youtu.be/qwDgbcfAsxA
  38. Recently watched for the 2nd time the documentary...

    Recently watched for the 2nd time the documentary in this release and discovered an interesting tidbit I've not really noticed enough before:

    When Kelly briefly talks about Script the song and how...
  39. :-)

    :-)
  40. No thx, heard of that movie, not interested. I...

    No thx, heard of that movie, not interested. I quoted so that I'd have to type less :-)
  41. Hey it wasn't a quiz

    Hey it wasn't a quiz
  42. To me, but actually based on pretty objective...

    To me, but actually based on pretty objective criteria: Since only 3 of 8 IT songs are not in this "more streamlined and ultimately commercially successful pop sound" category, and TTT a song whose...
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    Phil Collins oh yes I've heard of him, he's the...

    Phil Collins oh yes I've heard of him, he's the guy who sold multiple solo albums to those who, by looking at the cover, were expecting/interested in an old guy's voice only to find out the vocalist...
  44. Thread: WTF covers

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    Annie Lennox sings a Sting song...

    Annie Lennox sings a Sting song
    https://youtu.be/45LTdsV1cyQ
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    Ran into this. When will I listen to it? I don't...

    Ran into this. When will I listen to it? I don't know.
    https://youtu.be/cPYn4HC7JEQ
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    Listened much to contemporary Fish-era Marillion...

    Listened much to contemporary Fish-era Marillion in the 80s chronologically as each album was released w/o making any attempt during that decade to find/listen to others being called "neoprog" from...
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    As far as combining Bartok and Hendrix, reminds...

    As far as combining Bartok and Hendrix, reminds me of this that I posted to OT some months ago --- not Hendrix but drumming added to Bartok:
    https://youtu.be/97ygszrm1vI

    And the mention of...
  48. Haven't tested it with audio equipment to confirm...

    Haven't tested it with audio equipment to confirm but Seal's high notes in two places near the beginning of that hit song he had sounds noticably off to me. Produced by Trevor Horn :-)
    Well here's a...
  49. Same thread many years earlier...

    Same thread many years earlier
    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/9380-You-like-a-cover-more-than-the-original
  50. Oops that link is the non-Live version, here's...

    Oops that link is the non-Live version, here's the correct link:
    https://youtu.be/U2jZsfeWLEk
  51. https://youtu.be/ijmJNsYTFIE This is Slainte...

    https://youtu.be/ijmJNsYTFIE

    This is Slainte Mhath from Edinburgh. From what I can see, posted by official Marillion acct. I am able to find it by putting "marillion deluxe" into youtube search...
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    Found this neoprog thread to post this to: In...

    Found this neoprog thread to post this to:

    In the last few weeks, some audience-shot videos from the late 80s (and 1990) have been posted by a youtube acct. Saw there Marillion (concert, link...
  53. Surprisingly, looks like Marillion themselves...

    Surprisingly, looks like Marillion themselves have uploaded tracks from this release to their official youtube account. Seems the whole album plus the Edinburgh concert. Hmm.
  54. By now this (like MC Deluxe) seems available only...

    By now this (like MC Deluxe) seems available only from resellers at high prices, not surprisingly. If somehow becomes available close to original price again, it'd be nice to read about that news...
  55. By now this (like CaS Deluxe) seems available...

    By now this (like CaS Deluxe) seems available only from resellers at high prices, not surprisingly. If somehow becomes available close to original price again, it'd be nice to read about that news...
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    Didn't see this 2021 thread til probably a few...

    Didn't see this 2021 thread til probably a few weeks ago. Why not post since then to this thread on one of my favorite two rock albums ever (along with Script), while instead posting several times to...
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    Well since Tunnel of Love is now the topic:...

    Well since Tunnel of Love is now the topic: Knopfler talks to Brian Johnson about the song, at the location of the Spanish City fairground in the song:
    https://youtu.be/y_pav5sYs5s
  58. Here, found at youtube the opening song from that...

    Here, found at youtube the opening song from that Koln concert -- haven't seen if the video for the whole concert is there too:
    https://youtu.be/Jqs2w78A9qk
  59. See my post in this thread about it. If I'm right...

    See my post in this thread about it. If I'm right that it's the show from Koln -- which did have "good quality" (pro-shot) video around for decades -- it's probably still up at youtube whose search...
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    Just What I Needed starts with guitar but much...

    Just What I Needed starts with guitar but much synth arrives --- some good covers of it:

    https://youtu.be/2pT-P5jihDU
    https://youtu.be/R9avthM6YXU
    https://youtu.be/zVmEyyVEwcI...
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