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    Really enjoyed Picard. Looks like LeVar Burton...

    Really enjoyed Picard. Looks like LeVar Burton will be appearing in season 2. Also a rumor that Robert Picardo will be reprising his role of The Doctor from Voyager as well. Frakes will be directing...
  2. I haven't played out in about 14 years. I record...

    I haven't played out in about 14 years. I record at home with my kids who are both excellent musicians. We have a great time and do whatever we feel like. Post it on youtube and band camp. If someone...
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    Taylor, perhaps, was the most technically...

    Taylor, perhaps, was the most technically proficient. He was really the lead guitarist during his time in the band but Richards worked better with Jones and Wood where Richards could do the "ancient...
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    I'm another who enjoys Dirty Work. The production...

    I'm another who enjoys Dirty Work. The production wasn't the greatest. Steve Lillywhite is a great producer but not a great fit with the Stones. Still, Dirty Work, Sleep Tonight, One Hit, Had it With...
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    At least Sherwood will apparently be ready....

    At least Sherwood will apparently be ready. Sounds like he's got Squire's lines down.

    Bill
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    I thought Picard was excellent as well. Hit all...

    I thought Picard was excellent as well. Hit all the marks and Spiner and Stewart picked up their roles like they had never been away. The writing is sharp and I liked the new characters. Well done.
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    My favorite album of 2019. Bill

    My favorite album of 2019.

    Bill
  8. I think a tip of the hats to what Horn and David...

    I think a tip of the hats to what Horn and David did during there stints with Yes is in order. They did great. Davison, since the music is more in his wheelhouse, hasn't had it quite so hard. He's...
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    The second DS9 actor to die this year. He's...

    The second DS9 actor to die this year. He's joined the Great Link.

    Bill
  10. Really enjoyed my first listen to it last night....

    Really enjoyed my first listen to it last night. From the Turn of a Card almost has a Broadway feel to it. Once again, no two Yes releases are the same.

    Bill
  11. I've ordered the vinyl of just the 4 tracks. I...

    I've ordered the vinyl of just the 4 tracks. I got the 3 LP Lyon album upon it's release but I have not yet received my order from Burning Shed yet although I don't really expect it until next week....
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    I heard a BBC interview with him the other night...

    I heard a BBC interview with him the other night where he stated he was the "Greatest Human Artist of All Time". A few years ago when McCartney was working with him, Sir Paul was a bit bewildered at...
  13. It's something my rep at AEC passed on to me. Not...

    It's something my rep at AEC passed on to me. Not that he started it, but it's something he heard. I think it's obvious labels are looking to get out of producing physical copies. Most CDs are now...
  14. I listened to it last night. On first listen my...

    I listened to it last night. On first listen my favorites are the versions of Matchbox and That's Alright Mama with Carl Perkins. On the Cash sessions it seems like Dylan is just in awe of Cash and...
  15. Conspiracy theories say the lables are using...

    Conspiracy theories say the lables are using Direct Shot as a way to finally walk away from physical product. I don't know it that's true but I know there are a lot of releases that no longer have a...
  16. My Alliance rep told me yesterday they've brought...

    My Alliance rep told me yesterday they've brought in an additional 800 workers. That's good but the learning curve is hindering Alliance. I'm getting mis-picked items from them and they are also...
  17. Direct Shot, so far, has been a joke. I've been...

    Direct Shot, so far, has been a joke. I've been out of some titles for months. Some are late. India.Arie's new CD has been out of stock since June. Ringo Starr's new album only arrived on CD, no...
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    When I think about the beginnings of the genre...

    When I think about the beginnings of the genre I've always felt Dylan was a cornerstone as far as lyrics writing, in much the same way The Beatles were the ones who broke down the barriers to...
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    I've very much enjoyed Yes 50 Live. I know their...

    I've very much enjoyed Yes 50 Live. I know their are many who don't care for it but I am not one of those people.

    Bill
  20. I'm a member in one of the groups there too....

    I'm a member in one of the groups there too. Which group are you a member of? I've never seen any posts by anyone officially associated with Trek in the group I'm in.

    Bill
  21. Check Cut the Ties from the first Circa album....

    Check Cut the Ties from the first Circa album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nce70kMbDo

    Not saying it's as good as Squire but this isn't bad.

    Bill
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    I think it's a fine track. Much better than...

    I think it's a fine track. Much better than Townshend's solo version from a few years ago.

    Bill
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    I've read all the posts in this thread and most...

    I've read all the posts in this thread and most have a fairly disparaging view of 50 Live. I went and listened to it again a few days ago. My opinion has not changed. I think it's fine live album....
  24. Perhaps Air Supply could have made an appearance...

    Perhaps Air Supply could have made an appearance as well.;)
  25. I liked H & E. I know I'm in the minority with...

    I liked H & E. I know I'm in the minority with that opinion. Having said that, I do realize H & E is not without some issues. Mainly, I think Yes could have been more aggressive with the music....
  26. Mick Ralphs is always worth a listen but they did...

    Mick Ralphs is always worth a listen but they did become more and more like Foreigner during the 80's. I thought the best record Bad Co. did during this period was the one with Robert Hart on vocals....
  27. Funny, Burning Sky has always been my favorite...

    Funny, Burning Sky has always been my favorite Bad Company album. No one else really seems to like it.

    Bill
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    He's quite good on the Mabel Greer's Toy Shop...

    He's quite good on the Mabel Greer's Toy Shop album from 2015 too. Sherwood is also on that and produced it.

    Bill
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    Agreed. Kaye sounds great too. Bill

    Agreed. Kaye sounds great too.

    Bill
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    I've got the 4LP set and find it to be quite...

    I've got the 4LP set and find it to be quite good. I've only heard the entire thing once, so my opinion may change upon further listening. Was particularly impressed with Nine Voices, Sweet Dreams,...
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    One of the things to appear out of the Sony deal...

    One of the things to appear out of the Sony deal was a reissue of the Them material which is quite excellent. Don't expect Moondance type stuff but more of a British Invasion sound. Really good,...
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    I've heard most of, if not all, of the 1979-1980...

    I've heard most of, if not all, of the 1979-1980 Europe shows. The band was not in good shape. The drugs/alcohol were in full control of Page and Bonham. There are moments when they hit the mark but...
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    Not all of us North Carolinians are obsessed with...

    Not all of us North Carolinians are obsessed with Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Greensboro has a couple of good stores as does Raleigh. I have my own record store here as well but we are in...
  34. I find things to enjoy in all Yes albums. Some...

    I find things to enjoy in all Yes albums. Some are better than others, obviously. Even albums that many find lacking such as Talk, OYE, Heaven and Earth and Union all have something about them that I...
  35. Thread: CD Rot

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    I've warned many about the adhesive labels....

    I've warned many about the adhesive labels. That's good advice!

    Bill
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    Sad, Sad, Sad was a surprising choice for sure....

    Sad, Sad, Sad was a surprising choice for sure. It was, unfortunately, the only surprising choice. A couple more off the beaten path songs would have made the set list better. Only the first show so...
  37. I thought that was pretty solid, especially for...

    I thought that was pretty solid, especially for the first show of the tour. I enjoyed Imagine too, however they should have Yes-ified it a bit more.

    Bill
  38. Great article, thanks for sharing! Bill

    Great article, thanks for sharing!

    Bill
  39. Thread: CD Rot

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    Imation discs have caused me some problems but I...

    Imation discs have caused me some problems but I have some CDr discs that are 20 years old and are fine. Maxell seems to be very reliable. What concerns me with the CDr discs is that I have my own...
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    CD Rot

    How often have you encountered this? It's been a rare occurrence for me but yesterday I pulled out Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin and the 1st CD seems to be afflicted with this issue. Disc 2 and the...
  41. An absolutely brilliant record, in my opinion. ...

    An absolutely brilliant record, in my opinion.

    Bill
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    He recorded some gospel albums at one point,...

    He recorded some gospel albums at one point, perhaps this is when he "disappeared". Later he resurfaced in Clapton's band playing Hammond organ while David Sancious handled the synth work.

    Bill
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    I thought both Howe and Lee did well playing...

    I thought both Howe and Lee did well playing bass. Geddy was a huge Yes fan so I'm sure it was a blast for him to play. I do think Sherwood should have at least played on Owner and let Howe share...
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    I've got the US Stones albums. I think the first...

    I've got the US Stones albums. I think the first three are very strong, but tend to favor Now! There's a great version of You Can't Catch Me and Mona is excellent.

    Van had a huge influence on...
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    Four LPs? That's not going to be cheap. I'm in....

    Four LPs? That's not going to be cheap. I'm in. Looking forward to it. I do agree with Sean, that a DVD would have been nice.

    Bill
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    After the run from Beggar's through Exile,...

    After the run from Beggar's through Exile, anything was bound to be a let down. How does any band keep a streak like that going? GHS, IORR and B & B are probably lower end Stones albums. All had some...
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    Well most of the recent tours have been scheduled...

    Well most of the recent tours have been scheduled like this plus look at that schedule...lots of dates in the South in the heat of summer. That's gonna be tough.

    Undercover I love, great record....
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    You had mentioned Dance, Pt. 1 and another song...

    You had mentioned Dance, Pt. 1 and another song from the first half that I like to. Indian Girl is the weakest track on the record to me, but I like the atmosphere of it. Where the Boys Go is just a...
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    I don't have an issue with any song on ER. Down...

    I don't have an issue with any song on ER. Down in the Hole is a great track. All About You, She's So Cold...great album, to me.

    Bill
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    Emotional Rescue is underrated, in my opinion. ...

    Emotional Rescue is underrated, in my opinion.

    Bill
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    I was impressed too. Bill

    I was impressed too.

    Bill
  52. Bob Dylan is probably more elusive than Plant and...

    Bob Dylan is probably more elusive than Plant and Jagger put together.

    Still, I'm interested in the doc.

    Bill
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    I have had some issues with both seasons of...

    I have had some issues with both seasons of Discovery. 2nd season has been better than the 1st. It took TNG and DS9 a couple of seasons to figure it out. The show, to me, needs more involvement from...
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    Keith's been getting better. He's been closer to...

    Keith's been getting better. He's been closer to his old self, from what I've heard, over the last year or two. Part of that is because Ronnie, now that he's sober, has been doing more of the heavy...
  55. I think Howe is happy with Yes as it is. Sherwood...

    I think Howe is happy with Yes as it is. Sherwood and Davison have settled in nicely. I'm curious to see what this lineup can do now that it's been together for a while. While White has a fairly good...
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    One Hit is a classic. Loved the Jimmy Page solo...

    One Hit is a classic. Loved the Jimmy Page solo on it too. Steve Lillywhite was not a good match with the Stones, but I still find Dirty Work an enjoyable album.

    Bill
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    For me, it's a no brainer. Since I still own a...

    For me, it's a no brainer. Since I still own a brick and mortar store, CDs and vinyl are really the only option for me. Downloads hold no interest for me.

    Bill
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    I've always thought Ron Wood should be utilized...

    I've always thought Ron Wood should be utilized more as a writer. Maybe he could provide Mick and Keith with a spark. He's written some good stuff.

    Bill
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    It does come off as whiny. How old was Plant at...

    It does come off as whiny. How old was Plant at the beginning of Zep? 20? Would Wilson like it better if that hadn't released an album until they were all 40? I like Greta van Fleet. A bunch of young...
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    I have a soft spot for Shipwrecked. Overall, I...

    I have a soft spot for Shipwrecked. Overall, I think it's a solid record. The fade outs are odd, but other than that it's pretty good. I've been thinking about having it on again as well. Been a...
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