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    ELP tribute concert tonight

    Knife Edge -- performing the music of ELP
    Featuring Brand X keyboardist Chris Clark

    2 sets, 7pm and 9pm, at the
    Starving Artist Cafe
    249 City Island Avenue
    City Island (the Bronx), NY

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  2. We did get a singer , and we are doing the gig ,...

    We did get a singer , and we are doing the gig , tonight
    2 sets, 7pm and 9pm, at the Starving Artist Cafe on City Island



    Featuring Brand X keyboardist Chris Clark

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  3. Singer in NYC area wanted for upcoming ELP gig

    We -- keyboards, bass, drums, guitar -- have a gig booked for an ELP tribute show at the end of August. One night, two sets. There will be several days of rehearsal. There's a couple hundred $$ in...
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    Future Times/Rejoice has never been performed by...

    Future Times/Rejoice has never been performed by Yes since 1979.

    Jon A did 'Rejoice' in a calypso-ish version on one of his early 80s solo tours.

    A mostly complete Wembley 1978 Oct 28 show is...
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    Tom was excellent playing keys for Yes on the...

    Tom was excellent playing keys for Yes on the Symphonic tour at the shows I saw. He *killed* on Gates of Delirium. Very frustratingly, he's overwhelmed by the orchestra in the DVD mix
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    1979 Fripp interview now online

    Sorry if this was already posted (I looked, didn't find)

    unedited interview from the 'Boffamundo' show. (Which I never heard of until recently, but the hosts were total prog geeks)
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    Audiophilia is the homeopathy of tech.

    Audiophilia is the homeopathy of tech.
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    Nope. Not even close. "But the CD market,...

    Nope. Not even close.

    "But the CD market, despite its declines, is still four times larger than vinyl in the U.S. at this point" Billboard , Sep 6 2018
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    Sure it can. You think no research psychologist...

    Sure it can. You think no research psychologist has ever studied belief?
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    Utter twattery. Denby's film reviews suffer the...

    Utter twattery. Denby's film reviews suffer the same malady now and then.
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    LOL!
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    I was mildly annoyed by the historical...

    I was mildly annoyed by the historical shenanigans, and I dearly wish I could have seen Sascha Baron Cohen as a darker Freddie, but ultimately the movie won me over with its Hollywood charm and...
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    Recently read Rachel Cusk's 'Outline' trilogy...

    Recently read Rachel Cusk's 'Outline' trilogy and it was brilliant.
  14. The setlist appears to be an expanded version of...

    The setlist appears to be an expanded version of the 1997 IOU Live CD that Paul Williams released against AH's wishes.
  15. Sure, why not. But King Crimson should have...

    Sure, why not. But King Crimson should have been in well before them .
  16. ? The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever has a track...

    ? The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever has a track called "Eidolon" from Sixteen Men of Tain, but it's an instrumental track that doesn't sound anything like "Road Games". What are you referring to?
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    If Progeny been mixed with Eddy Offord's...

    If Progeny been mixed with Eddy Offord's sensibililty, you might have returned to it more. Like you, for me Progeny's a dead fish. Every time I try it, it disappoints due to the overloud mixing of...
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    They never played Starship Trooper at the shows...

    They never played Starship Trooper at the shows captured on Progeny. They didn't resurrect that tune until later that year, in the UK.
  19. It's not the sound quality of the tapes...

    It's not the sound quality of the tapes themselves per se. It's the quality of the *MIX made from those tapes* that I am talking about. A mix is a set of choices made by the mix engineer. I'm...
  20. Really? Yessongs doesn't sound that way to you?

    Really? Yessongs doesn't sound that way to you?
  21. Little known fact, Fragile was originally going...

    Little known fact, Fragile was originally going to be 2 LPs, one studio, one live. The live set would have been 'America' and 'It's Love' -- both of which turned up on The Word Is Live,...
  22. I know exactly what part you're referring to, and...

    I know exactly what part you're referring to, and I noticed its absence right away too. Things didn't get better after that. It's not the only missing part (the liner notes apologize for absence of...
  23. Except, I was referring to comparison of the flat...

    Except, I was referring to comparison of the flat transfer of the Tales original mix, to various remasters of *the original mix*. Not a remix (I don't give a fig for Wilson's 2-channel remixes, and...
  24. :lol:lol:lol True Yesfans, where we be without...

    :lol:lol:lol

    True Yesfans, where we be without them?
  25. I've seen this pseudoscience about the supposed...

    I've seen this pseudoscience about the supposed 'problem' of ITD multple times over the years. It's been debunked repeatedly, too, and it cannot possibly be the cause of the relatively gigantic...
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    guess I'll drop this here, too... So, I've had...

    guess I'll drop this here, too...

    So, I've had this thing for three years now, and I'm still unhappy with the mix. Clean, yes. But erratic and not well balanced -- like, really, it's ridiculous to...
  27. So, I've had this thing for three years now, and...

    So, I've had this thing for three years now, and I'm still unhappy with the mix. Clean, yes. But erratic and not well balanced -- like, really, it's ridiculous to confine Wakeman to just the right...
  28. That's patent luddite nonsense, whether spouted...

    That's patent luddite nonsense, whether spouted by you or shouted by Michael Fremer. There is nothing about 16/44.1 PCM audio that prevents it from providing *every one* of those things you claim...
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    Adding (for no particular reason) : I've always...

    Adding (for no particular reason) : I've always actually preferred the Cross-less 'Asbury Park' to the 'faithful' mix. But with the availability of the originals of the other tracks, I don't...
  30. Agreed. SW's remixes (5.1; I rarely listen to...

    Agreed. SW's remixes (5.1; I rarely listen to his 2.0 mixes) of several Yes albums just don't work for me. TYA is his best. His Relayer is awful. Everything else (Fragile and CttE) lies in...
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    On Sunday I found myself in the lobby/bar area...

    On Sunday I found myself in the lobby/bar area during "Parallels", and unlike in the auditorium, I could very clearly hear (over the lobby's loudspeaker feed) what Geoff D. was playing during the...
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    Indeed. If any Yes song that benefits from a ...

    Indeed. If any Yes song that benefits from a moderately *faster* tempo in concert than what's on record (and to my ears a lot of Yes tunes do), it's this one.

    It was nice to see/hear Trevor...
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    Hmm. That ProgArchives OoaK review needs....work...

    Hmm. That ProgArchives OoaK review needs....work

    e.g., definitely not fretless bass, and I doubt that's steel guitar either.


    As for ranking, OoaK is the masterpiece to my ears, FGtM is just...
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    What amazes me is that apparently the first...

    What amazes me is that apparently the first recorded version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat -- performed by 'The Joseph Consortium', and containing early versions of some of the JCS ...
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    Jesus H. If the FLAC versions are ok (and I'm...

    Jesus H. If the FLAC versions are ok (and I'm listening now to the 3/28/2018 FLACs, sound flawless so far), they can just transcode them to MP3 using any number of free software tools, and offer...
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    A pity the download does not include the liner...

    A pity the download does not include the liner notes.
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    where's the damn 'like' button around here when...

    where's the damn 'like' button around here when you need it?
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    FWIW: Back in the day, what ended up as Fragile...

    FWIW: Back in the day, what ended up as Fragile was originally intended to be a two-disc, half studio half live affair like Pink Floyd's Ummagumma. The live disc was to contain 'It's Love' and...
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    There isn't any added compression to the CD,...

    There isn't any added compression to the CD, AFAIC -- it is exactly the same as the 2005 Winterfold reissue, which IIRC was itself was no different from the first CD issue.




    Again, I have...
  40. 'Lost his mind, politically' since...? I'm...

    'Lost his mind, politically' since...?

    I'm betting, then, that you didn't find his now-legendary 2006 White House Correspondent's performance to be brilliant.

    And that you vote Republican.
    ...
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    Jesus, this thread. :roll

    Jesus, this thread. :roll
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    Belden entered the 'audiophile' (aka...

    Belden entered the 'audiophile' (aka placebophile) cable market awhile ago. Articles like this are the result. Sad.
  43. There's been no talk of a remix, just...

    There's been no talk of a remix, just remastering. (It was already loud, god knows what remastering will do)
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    it's out there: ...

    it's out there:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5R7D2vw5Bc

    (also on the complete video JKL2000 posted, starting at around 2:19:00)
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    Audiophile/vinylphile nonsense. Real-world vinyl...

    Audiophile/vinylphile nonsense. Real-world vinyl doesn't even offer the resolution of 16 bit CD audio, much less better than CD. There are limitations to 'resolution' (signal/noise, dynamic range)...
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    I vote for a 5.1 mix not done by Jakko Jakszyk. ...

    I vote for a 5.1 mix not done by Jakko Jakszyk. :( Hoping he gets this one right.

    Flat non-compressed transfer of the original 2 track tapes would be nice too, though the excellent first CD...
  47. 'Pirates' is definitely on the Works Orchestral...

    'Pirates' is definitely on the Works Orchestral Tour DVD (1977 Montreal). Fine performance too.
  48. Was already a fan of the first Bruford era, and...

    Was already a fan of the first Bruford era, and loved Discipline when it came out, it was definitely forward-looking while still being 'real' prog (e.g. unlike pop-era Genesis and Yes and bloody...
  49. Thread: Jeff Berlin

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    An idol. Saw him several times with Bruford's...

    An idol. Saw him several times with Bruford's band at the Bottom Line in NYC, then much more recently at Iridium with two other cats. Did he also tour with Holdsworth for 'Road Games'? I forget. ...
  50. Ah, nostalgia. This post of yours is so absurdly...

    Ah, nostalgia. This post of yours is so absurdly tendentious, it reminds me fondly of alt/rec.music.progressive. Thanks!
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    Why bother with an OPPO or any other hardware...

    Why bother with an OPPO or any other hardware player these days? You can rip basically anything you buy on hard media (even SACD, if you're willing to hunt for the right player to serve as a ripping...
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    BWAHAHAHA oh wait, you're serious Ask Bruno...

    BWAHAHAHA

    oh wait, you're serious

    Ask Bruno Putzys what he thinks of incorporating 'high quality tubes' into the downstream of a quality D/A conversion
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    Never underestimate the ridiculousness of the...

    Never underestimate the ridiculousness of the high end.
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    'Audiophile' (sound lover) was co-opted long ago...

    'Audiophile' (sound lover) was co-opted long ago by superstitious knobs who believe that everything they 'hear' is real, despite plentiful evidence that 'sighted' evaluations are hopelessly flawed. ...
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    According to what metric?

    According to what metric?
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    Audibly? No.

    Audibly? No.
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    For me she's in the camp of 'respect but never...

    For me she's in the camp of 'respect but never really got into'

    I own Court & Spark, Hejira, Mingus, and the 'Shadows & Light" DVD . I've heard more.

    Whatever is sparking adoration in her...
  58. Thread: Holy Grails

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    if you mean things that might actually exist,...

    if you mean things that might actually exist, versus complete fantasy -- master quality DVD/BluRay of the promo film for "America" by Yes

    footage shot for the aborted 1976 Yes movie

    35mm video...
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    In Hell, this is your only choice.

    In Hell, this is your only choice.
  60. Thread: 9012Live

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    wow. I guess there *are* unicorns.

    wow. I guess there *are* unicorns.
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