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  1. A friend and I went to kill time at a record...

    A friend and I went to kill time at a record store circa 1982 and Bill's "Love that Whirls" album was playing. My friend liked it enough to buy it. He then loaned it to me and I was hooked. I'm...
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    I am disappointed that Dave Greenslade is not on...

    I am disappointed that Dave Greenslade is not on board. Nonetheless I'd see this in a heartbeat if they ever came to the US. And... Malcolm Mortimore??! That's quite a surprise. Those of you who...
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    How much you want to bet that the band has no...

    How much you want to bet that the band has no idea their music is up on Amazon for download? See the recent DAI KAHT/DUN reissue thread...
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    Great album! Spinning it right now: halfway...

    Great album! Spinning it right now: halfway through Into the Dream. Note that the murkiness, when it occurs, is primarily limited to the vocals and guitar. I think it is probably intentional; as...
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    All our favorite prog bands have put out some...

    All our favorite prog bands have put out some crap albums here and there, but three in a row? I can't think of anyone other than ELP who have achieved that feat! Well done.
  6. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    I've been on a major PMG kick lately so this...

    I've been on a major PMG kick lately so this really hurts. I've watched The Way Up DVD about 10 times in the last month. Lyle is astounding on that thing. Just a few days ago I was pondering why it...
  7. I wonder how many artists the richest man in the...

    I wonder how many artists the richest man in the world is screwing over in this fashion??! I corresponded with one of the Trettioariga Kriget guys about this issue as well. Amazon was selling their...
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    Amen, bro... Me too. Journey still finds its way...

    Amen, bro... Me too. Journey still finds its way into my CD player on a regular basis. Besides I don't see how anyone could not love a piece of music that features inflatable dinosaurs... :)

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    My guess is that a lot of this new Red Planet...

    My guess is that a lot of this new Red Planet disc plus some of Jon's 1000 Hands *is* the material they worked on together. It might simply be a matter of economics. It's possible (in the UK anyway)...
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    we discussed this point in another thread about a...

    we discussed this point in another thread about a year ago, and someone (not me) made a very astute observation: they can't rock because the music is all synched up to videos. Part of being able to...
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    Odd that this one hasn't been mentioned yet: ...

    Odd that this one hasn't been mentioned yet:

    Anglagard: Hybris, Epilog, Viljan's Oga. All three ***** stone classics!
  12. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Yes the MV craze was a wild phenomenon for a year...

    Yes the MV craze was a wild phenomenon for a year or two. I'll add a story with a female component. I was killing some time at a Tower CD store when FTM came out and this bleach blond lady probably...
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    I need to check out Go4. Honestly the clip Steve...

    I need to check out Go4. Honestly the clip Steve posted is the first thing I have ever knowingly heard by them and it has piqued my interest. The guitarist is very inventive on this track. RIP.
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    Backstage Pass is included, in full, on the...

    Backstage Pass is included, in full, on the in-print Capitol Years box. Which has everything complete from First Under the Wire through No Reins. It's a great box for around $40.
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    I think none of these have yet been mentioned... ...

    I think none of these have yet been mentioned...

    Bruford: Feels Good to Me, One of a Kind, Gradually Going Tornado (I know GGT is not a classic for some folks but for me it ranks right up there...
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    Soft Machine: vol. 2, 3rd, 4. There's also: 6, 7,...

    Soft Machine: vol. 2, 3rd, 4. There's also: 6, 7, Bundles.
  17. :up I love that crazy Szobel record. Of course...

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    I love that crazy Szobel record. Of course I would never have heard it without your reissue so a big thanks is in order. But when I listen to it sometimes I think WTF were Arista thinking??!...
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    Wow. I never knew Zappa had come to Bethlehem...

    Wow. I never knew Zappa had come to Bethlehem when I lived there. Don't know how I missed that because I was quite aware of Zappa even at 13. But yeah Stabler attracted a lot of major acts when they...
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    Yep, probably thanks to that show I am here on PE...

    Yep, probably thanks to that show I am here on PE 40 years later. The Drama band were very well received in Bethlehem, nonstop cheering throughout. I think there was a "holy shit! Yes is coming to...
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    Yes it was the MSG show I'm pretty sure. I...

    Yes it was the MSG show I'm pretty sure. I remember listening to it on air. But I think that is the one they used for the "Word is Live" Drama tracks, and there's a nasty buzz throughout.

    I have...
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    Yes, the current lineup is amazing. Well worth...

    Yes, the current lineup is amazing. Well worth the time and effort and cash to go see them. Particularly so given that the "new" Brand X has a drums/percussion duo instead of just a drummer, possibly...
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    It made me laugh... They effectively satirized...

    It made me laugh... They effectively satirized the endless waffling by music critics about whether Yes is great or terrible.
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    RIP. I only know the first Et Cetera record but...

    RIP. I only know the first Et Cetera record but it is a great one. Knirsch has been on my "to buy" list forever and I will have to rectify that.
  24. Thread: The Bad Plus

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    Yes. TBP were here in Iowa City this past summer...

    Yes. TBP were here in Iowa City this past summer for our Jazz Festival. Their two shows were packed (~150 each) even though they were one of the few non-free events that weekend. While my mind was...
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    I've owned a DVD bootleg of the Glasgow show for...

    I've owned a DVD bootleg of the Glasgow show for over a decade. I'm really happy it exists. Probably my very favorite Yes-on-video performance beating out Yessongs by a hair and also the great bonus...
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    ++rimshot!++

    ++rimshot!++
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    I have that mug too! It's a beautiful...

    I have that mug too! It's a beautiful reproduction of the album cover and my kids love it. They have fought over who gets to drink from it... Of course that means I rarely get it.

    The funny thing...
  28. I would not quite characterize the Asia debut as...

    I would not quite characterize the Asia debut as a *prog* classic but I agree in general. We Gen Xers were young enough to just have fun with what it was rather than be disappointed by what it wasn't
  29. I own or have owned (a few on vinyl or cassette...

    I own or have owned (a few on vinyl or cassette that I haven't replaced) 72 of the PA top 100. I too am surprised how proggy my tastes apparently are. Among the remaining 28 there are several where I...
  30. Makes sense... THere is only so much time to...

    Makes sense... THere is only so much time to listen and some things pass us all by. But given that you started the thread, you now have some Christmas Eve homework. Listen to the whole thing and get...
  31. I admit I'm curious how you could have avoided...

    I admit I'm curious how you could have avoided WYWH and Rush for all these years. Anyone growing up in the late 70s and through the 80s was bombarded with WYWH, Have a Cigar and even Shine On on FM...
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    Yeah, but if my experience with You quad ends up...

    Yeah, but if my experience with You quad ends up being anywhere close to Udi's description, I'd probably end up buying the darn system no matter how overpriced.

    And it might be worth it... :)
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    You're very welcome, but it is we who should be...

    You're very welcome, but it is we who should be thanking you. I know your heart and soul (and a lot of sweat) went into getting so much great music released. I only paid $15 for each of them! :)
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    Top 10 in alphabetical order: Änglagård -...

    Top 10 in alphabetical order:

    Änglagård - Viljans Öga
    Bibio Mind Bokeh
    Bubble Math Edit Peptide
    Circa Valley of the Windmill
    Deus Ex Machina Devoto
    The Enid Invicta
    Eye Vision and Ageless...
  35. I'm gonna try to do this by year, but some of...

    I'm gonna try to do this by year, but some of them may be off a bit...

    2010: Procol Harum (opening for Jethro Tull). Gary Brooker had the whole Tull crowd in awe.
    2011: Mother Mallard, Ithaca...
  36. This may not be what you have in mind, but this...

    This may not be what you have in mind, but this amateur choir from my childhood hometown does a great job with sophisticated choral arrangements I think most proggers could appreciate.

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    That brings back memories. I lived in...

    That brings back memories. I lived in Charlottesville when Plan 9 opened there in '84 or '85. I am surprised and happy they still exist. They helped me order Caravan's Back to Front which was...
  38. Now I think I know why the Later Years box is so...

    Now I think I know why the Later Years box is so expensive... From an interview with DG discussing Storm Thorgersen's work:

    Gilmour talks about the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1987 album A Momentary...
  39. Thanks for the detailed reply, John. Interesting...

    Thanks for the detailed reply, John. Interesting observation about major-label boxes being much more expensive per disc. You are right, like the various Beatles and Dylan sets. They have the...
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    My two favorite shows of 2019 represent the two...

    My two favorite shows of 2019 represent the two opposite ends of my musical spectrum

    #1 was Thumbscrew at the Iowa City Jazz Festival. A great late night event in an intimate venue. After about 20...
  41. I feel the same way. John's review really makes...

    I feel the same way. John's review really makes me want this thing, but... The price is just not reasonable. In terms of the amount of music and video it is not much different from the KC 1980s box....
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    7,500??! That's an ambitious goal. If they sell...

    7,500??! That's an ambitious goal. If they sell more than 1,000 of these I'll be impressed.
  43. I have heard that a lot of the "immersion"...

    I have heard that a lot of the "immersion" product from the 3rd party resellers is pirated. The presence of pirate copies may have also kept bona fide product prices lower, and, yes, those used to be...
  44. I've been waiting for something like this for...

    I've been waiting for something like this for decades. I agree that the Goodbye and Live Cream Vol. 2 stuff sounds great, so finally we get to hear the full shows straight from the multitracks. I'm...
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    Thanks everyone for the thorough analyses. Sounds...

    Thanks everyone for the thorough analyses. Sounds like I'll give Vol. 2 or 4 a shot next!



    It doesn't, of course. My use of the term "odd" was meant to convey "odd for oddness sake" or a sense...
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    Wow x 2! Where did this come from??! In all my...

    Wow x 2! Where did this come from??! In all my years of Softs/Ratledge fandom and completism, I have never once heard of this. And it's good, too. Really good.

    Someone on the Bandcamp site posted...
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    Progressive Italia boxes

    RPI Experts and Fans: Need your opinions. I dusted off my Progressive Italia box (vol 1) a few months ago and have given all the discs many listens. Awesome! 2 stone classics, 2 really interesting...
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    Yep. Just got mine too! A mere 4.5 years after...

    Yep. Just got mine too! A mere 4.5 years after pledging and I'm sure it will have been worth the wait. Happy that I could be a part of the campaign.
  49. There are several Neuland tracks on YT. I like...

    There are several Neuland tracks on YT. I like what I'm hearing, but I don't see it as particularly groundbreaking as they are portraying it. There were some German guys in the early '90s doing...
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    I get what you mean. I had imagined you were...

    I get what you mean. I had imagined you were implying an ideology about pop vs. more sophisticated music. My feeling is that none of Howe, Wetton and Palmer ever had any problem with simple pop...
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    I guess I'm surprised that so many people were...

    I guess I'm surprised that so many people were actually expecting a prog album from Asia. Note that the great albums you mention by the Asia members were from '73-'74. By '79 Carl was doing "Taste of...
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    Regarding the OP's Asia tune: IMHO it is a...

    Regarding the OP's Asia tune: IMHO it is a well-produced piece of ear candy, deserving of its Top 10 status from '82. I think the same could be said for most of the debut Asia album with particular...
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    Another +1 for Emergency here. Truly unique and...

    Another +1 for Emergency here. Truly unique and amazing album, and its obvious flaws (production, vocals) don't detract one bit from its greatness. In fact I've got to go find my copy and listen to...
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    ^^^ What have you found to be essential?

    ^^^ What have you found to be essential?
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    On the one hand, I suppose I'm a PG completist,...

    On the one hand, I suppose I'm a PG completist, which isn't too hard to be if you think about it. I've got pretty much everything else he's put out. And there are some (a few) true rarities on this....
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    While I don't listen to the album too often, I...

    While I don't listen to the album too often, I understand your hyperbole. It took me about a decade to "get" Trout, mistakenly thinking it was filled with randomness and noise, even if in a good way....
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    Here is my, well, 16, in no particular order....

    Here is my, well, 16, in no particular order. Note some cutting and pasting from mn's list ^^^

    1. Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed
    2. Keef Hartley Band - Battle of Northwest Six
    3. The Beatles -...
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    I'm kinda surprised they didn't to the entire new...

    I'm kinda surprised they didn't to the entire new record. At least 7empest should be on the setlist. But anyway glad you got to see them. They're not playing anywhere near me this tour so I missed...
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    I saw that tour as well and I agree completely....

    I saw that tour as well and I agree completely. And Ian seems even worse now, having even less ability to project. At least Martin and Doane were still there a decade ago to ensure it was actually a...
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    ^^^ I agree on the DIY. Remember in the 80s Lynne...

    ^^^ I agree on the DIY. Remember in the 80s Lynne produced a couple of albums for Dave Edmunds, where he (reasonably successfully) tried to fuse Edmunds' roots rock with some ELO synths and...
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