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  1. That's very kind of you to say....add to that all...

    That's very kind of you to say....add to that all the Crimson coverage, hopefully, and I'm on a roll ;)
  2. Are you saying you can buy the box set contents...

    Are you saying you can buy the box set contents (audio, only) as downloads? Where? I should correct the article to list that. I know you can buy the single-disc version at hdtracks, for example, but...
  3. Many thanks for reading, for the kind words...and...

    Many thanks for reading, for the kind words...and for the catch,which Iíll fix when Iím outta bed. Dammit, I thought I caught (thought of? ;) ) everything!
  4. Thanks....and, I guess, sorry! :O

    Thanks....and, I guess, sorry! :O
  5. :O:O:O Both I and a guy from Australia who's...

    :O:O:O

    Both I and a guy from Australia who's been helping me with editing my stuff before publication since my review of Sid's book (and it's great to have him!) missed it!

    YOIKES!! But now...
  6. Thanks, man...but, while writing up this and the...

    Thanks, man...but, while writing up this and the Giant box back to back over the last two weeks (I am totally shagged!) has been a heckuva lotta work, I really do love doing it. I wouldn’t have it...
  7. AAJ Review: Pink Floyd, The Later Years 1989-2019

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    My review of Pink Floydís 5-CD/5-DVD-6-Blu Ray box set, The Later Years, today at All About Jazz.

    On...
  8. I think thatís pretty much a given ;) That...

    I think thatís pretty much a given ;)

    That said, it was submitted today, and will run Sunday. Compared to the 23,000 word Giant review, itíll be a relative breeze door ya at just under 13,000.
    ...
  9. My full review will be up this weekend, but a...

    My full review will be up this weekend, but a quick comment, or, rather, a few:
    1. Mason didn’t play much drums on the original AMLoR because he’d not been playing and wasn’t in shape. So he focused...
  10. FYI, they were originally to be released on the...

    FYI, they were originally to be released on the same date, but (and this has been common this season!) production delays pushed it back to December 13.

    Me. Iím glad, as I was able to get the Giant...
  11. My mistake, sorry. Believe me, after writing the...

    My mistake, sorry. Believe me, after writing the Giant, taking one day off and diving into the Floyd, I am absolutely exhausted. Once done Floyd Iím taking a real break!
  12. Isnít that why itís called a pentalogy (referring...

    Isnít that why itís called a pentalogy (referring to the five published in his lifetime)? ďa compound literary or narrative work that is explicitly divided into five partsĒ?

    Just sayiní...though I...
  13. Itís why I put in chapters....so you could break...

    Itís why I put in chapters....so you could break and have a place to which you could come back ;)

    Thanks,,again everyone, for taking the time and patience to wind through my, um, long articles...!!
  14. Thanks, man; as Ray Charles sang, ďItís What I...

    Thanks, man; as Ray Charles sang, ďItís What I DoĒ.... :D

    But seriously, I really appreciate everyone here, whether youíve posted or not, for taking the time to read this one. It is the longest...
  15. Hey, what kind words! Many thanks for slogging it...

    Hey, what kind words! Many thanks for slogging it out!
  16. Thanks, man!!

    Thanks, man!!
  17. Thanks, man. When I finished writing it on...

    Thanks, man. When I finished writing it on Wednesday and saw the length, I kinda gasped. But then, on Thursday, when I did what I always do - go through a piece with a fine toothcomb and look for...
  18. Yeah, but at nearly 23,000 words, it's the...

    Yeah, but at nearly 23,000 words, it's the longest I've ever written - it actually qualifies, were it fiction, as a novella!! Thanks for taking the time to read it, I hope you find it revealing and...
  19. AAJ Review: Gentle Giant, Unburied Treasure

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    My review of Gentle Giant’s super-mega-box (30 discs!), Unburied Treasure, today at All About Jazz. And be...
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    No..,just three tracks from a different session...

    No..,just three tracks from a different session in 1972. One thing about the box, other than the commercial releases remastered, is none of the bonus tracks on prior releases, other than live tracks...
  21. Yup. I mention that in the review because I...

    Yup. I mention that in the review because I actually heard from a couple of people who were disappointed that Sid had moved them to a separate section. I think it was the right decision, as I always...
  22. I think youíll find Sid fills a great many holes...

    I think youíll find Sid fills a great many holes in KCís history... :D
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    Damn, I am so jealous!

    Damn, I am so jealous!
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    Thanks. I bought the MINIRIG 3s from a third...

    Thanks. I bought the MINIRIG 3s from a third party as they were much cheaper....even with MINIRIG's discount on bundled systems.

    Anyway, thanks; I'll order that cable.
    Cheers!
    J
    PS: we brought...
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    I guess. THat's exactly what my Tetra 333s are:...

    I guess. THat's exactly what my Tetra 333s are: the 222 tops go from 45 - 20,000 Hz, while the 111s, considered subs, go from 25 (-5 dB) - 120 Hz. I have my OPPO UDP-205 crossing over at 55Hz....
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    Yes.

    Yes.
  27. I hope you will agree it’s not just...

    I hope you will agree it’s not just better....it’s a complete rewrite!

    Oh...and thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated!
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    I saw nothing about a special cable in the guide,...

    I saw nothing about a special cable in the guide, so thanks a lot! I’ll check MINIRIG’s site.

    Just to be clear, is it the “ 4 Pole Stereo Splitter Cable” on this page?

    Please confirm and I’ll...
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    Iím glad I got to see the Unity Group show here...

    Iím glad I got to see the Unity Group show here in Ottawa. Definitely one of the best PM shows Iíd seen in some time.

    The new album wonít make PMG fans looking for a return to that vibe, nor is...
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    Argh. This just goes to show how your eyes see...

    Argh. This just goes to show how your eyes see one thing and your brain another :). Iíve been so immersed in the Gentle Giant and Floyd boxes for several weeks now that whenever I see ďPink FloydĒ...
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    Ah...you mean the Early Years box? The only...

    Ah...you mean the Early Years box?

    The only thing not available separately is the Volume 7: 1967Ė1972: Continu/ation set, with one cd and two DVDs/two Blu Rays. I believe buying the rest of the...
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    PULSE has been restored, so you may have the DVD...

    PULSE has been restored, so you may have the DVD version, but this is the first time on Blu Ray, so uncompressed audio.
    Delicate Sound of Thunder has also been remixed and, again, is on blu ray for...
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    Received my MINIRIG 3s the other day (waiting on...

    Received my MINIRIG 3s the other day (waiting on the subs). LOVE them, separately and, more, together. I don't really know if I'll need more bass but will use the lower volume connection to do it.
    ...
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    Peter Gabriel's Flotsam and Jetsam collection,...

    Peter Gabriel's Flotsam and Jetsam collection, "Strawberry Fields Forever" (1976). It's a wonderfully eclectic collection of odds and ends.
  35. Thanks...but chatting with host Brian Imig for an...

    Thanks...but chatting with host Brian Imig for an hour, on subjects we both love never feels like work!
  36. Thread: Nonesuch

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    They both sound great; whatís more worthy of...

    They both sound great; whatís more worthy of comparison is the performances themselves, which are quite different (and the Nonesuch version is also considerably longer, demonstrating how fluid...
  37. My digital advance (waiting on the real book,...

    My digital advance (waiting on the real book, which is in-transit) only has B&W photos, but in a separate section and better than the originals.

    But more to the point:even if you have the...
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    That, in a nutshell, is one of the biggest...

    That, in a nutshell, is one of the biggest problems facing any musician today...
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    By contrast, I rip all CDs to ALAC so Iíve...

    By contrast, I rip all CDs to ALAC so Iíve losslessly comprised CD quality wherever I go...if, indeed, I buy a CD; more often these days I buy high res and only resort to CD if unavailable in higher...
  40. Iím embarrassed at how few of these I own (a...

    Iím embarrassed at how few of these I own (a paltry 3!)...and how old that makes me feel ;)
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    Really? Unity Band/Group were not, at least to my...

    Really? Unity Band/Group were not, at least to my ears, mainstream jazz; nor was Tap, Orchestrion or the two “live” Unity & Orchestrion sets. Sure, his trio work is largely mainstream-oriented, but...
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    More likely, as many do, would be to use local...

    More likely, as many do, would be to use local orchestras, as the coat of transporting, accommodating, feeding & paying an orchestra is usually pretty cost-prohibitive.
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    It's still weaker than some other albums, but is...

    It's still weaker than some other albums, but is better than I recall on earlier versions.
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    I use the OPPO HA-2, though these days since...

    I use the OPPO HA-2, though these days since largely using a DAP that does higher res than my iPhone, I use the HA-2 as a DAC for my Mac. I'm very happy with that + my Paradigm Millennium speakers.
    ...
  45. THANKS! :)

    THANKS! :)
  46. John Kelman Interviewed by Chicago WZRDís Brian Imig on King Crimson

    For any who missed it this past Saturday (and are interested!), my interview with Chicago WZRD Radio host Brian Imig is now up on YouTube. We had fun hour bantering and chit-chatting about the mighty...
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    Díoh...

    Díoh...
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    The real attraction of the box is the significant...

    The real attraction of the box is the significant number of live recordings (not to mention the two books). Yes, in some cases only relatively low-fi audience recordings were all that could be found,...
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    Well, for one thing, technology keeps on getting...

    Well, for one thing, technology keeps on getting better, especially analog-to-digital (and vice versa). The improvements on the 12 cds representing the bandís commercial output arenít better in a...
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    Absolutely! Thereís always a place for different...

    Absolutely! Thereís always a place for different perspectives and different approaches...as long as they're responsible, informative and contextual (some of my check boxes :) ). Based on reading your...
  51. Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    No It doesnít. Aside from the fact that, being a...

    No It doesnít. Aside from the fact that, being a smaller country, the number of musicians in Switzerland may well have been less than in the UK. But the truth isĒ how many Swiss rock musicians do you...
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    For mega box sets like this, I agree...though,...

    For mega box sets like this, I agree...though, just for clarity, downloads are not just mp3, which are the sonic equivalent of a faxed piece of art...

    I only download minimum CD quality, even...
  54. I donít believe the private channel allows for...

    I donít believe the private channel allows for downloading ....but Iíll check, thanks.
  55. If you donít mind doing me a favour, right click...

    If you donít mind doing me a favour, right click on one of the WAV files, as it should tell you the resolution. Iím just curious about recording through a sound card, as there are times where itís my...
  56. :D The only other comment Iíd say is that I...

    :D

    The only other comment Iíd say is that I donít believe the audio rip as you do it remains in high res....or does it? Just curious as, for me, thatís essential (but may or may not be for you).
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    Itís a fine piece, John, but while itís kind of...

    Itís a fine piece, John, but while itís kind of you to say what you did about me, itís absolutely unnecessary. There are certain ďcheck boxesĒ that I have when looking at anybodyís writing, and all...
  58. Thanks, man! But me too..! I got a digital...

    Thanks, man!

    But me too..! I got a digital advance (for which I am/was grateful, of course!), so I cannot wait to get my hands on the actual book. I should have it by end of the week, if all goes...
  59. AAJ Review: Sid Smith, In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years

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    My review of Smithís revised and expanded In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years,...
  60. My review, and a different book excerpt, that I...

    My review, and a different book excerpt, that I was permitted to choose myself, will be running at AAJ tomorrow morning. I’ll post my usual links to both.

    The liner to the new ITCOTCK is pretty...
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