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    Derek Sherinian/Planet X

    I gave Derek's first solo album Planet X a spin last night for the first time in a long while. What a great record! I just love Virgil Donati's playing - what a monster... looks like I'm heading for a Sherinian/Planet X band kick! The six albums I have are all very good to great. A question though: of the albums I don't have, which do you guys think should be my next purchase? I am missing Mythology, Molecular Heinosity, Oceana as well as Planet X's Quantum. Bear in mind I am much more drawn to the fusion-y side of things than the metallish side. Oh, I also don't have the Planet X live album.
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    Holdsworth plays om Quantum.
    I like the album, strong compositions, but I dont hear it too often - the sound is somewhat too massive and the dont improvise as much as I usually like.

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    I agree with Quantum. Holdsworth plays on two tracks, but the rest of the guitar work is by Brett Garsed who played on Sherinain's solo Planet X album.

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    Oceana is a head on collision between Jeff Beck guitar rock/fusion and Planet X. A sure fire winner for you (and me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    What a great record! I just love Virgil Donati's playing - what a monster...
    FWIW he is possibly responsible for writing some of the music that you enjoy. Get the live one - I was at that gig in Melbourne and the band played one song twice because they didn't quite nail it the first time! I used to see him every week in a fusion band called Loose Change here in Melbourne (in the early 90's), and some of the tunes shared similar music to that first album, although not as heavy - but still with the monster drumming. It was every Wed night and the venue was packed with muso's bowing down at the altar of Donati.

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    Bear in mind I am much more drawn to the fusion-y side of things than the metallish side.
    Big Moonbabies and Quantum fan here. Get the Live from Oz album, avoid Molecular Heinosity. You might like Donatis "On the virg-Serious young insects"

    what a monster...
    I very much enjoyed a gig with Holdsworth, Donati and Haslip at a small venue in Berlin last may.

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    Quantum for sure!

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    Quantum! ( but seriously EVERYTHING is great! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    A question though: of the albums I don't have, which do you guys think should be my next purchase? I am missing Mythology, Molecular Heinosity, Oceana as well as Planet X's Quantum. Bear in mind I am much more drawn to the fusion-y side of things than the metallish side. Oh, I also don't have the Planet X live album.
    Sherinian's albums are more on the fusion side and Planet X is more like prog metal instrumentals with a bit of fusion. Virgil writes most of the material for Planet X and I find it to be more interesting rhythmically but less melodic than the way Derek writes. Moon Babies is the only Planet X that I find myself listening to much. PX is great stuff, but a bit exhausting if you sit through an entire album. I've never heard Mythology or Molecular Heiniosity, but I have Oceana and I like it.

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    Quantum.

    You also might want to track down (Virgil Donaiti's) On The Virg - Serious Young Insects. It is in a similar vein as the Planet X stuff, but all written by Donati.

    If you're not already familiar, check out the bands: Exivious, Panzerballett, 7for4, Counter-World Experience.
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    I love Derek Sherinian. I think he's a keyboard God. The only stuff I have with him is Black Country Communion (all 3 albums). He's under utilized on those albums but he's great. The other thing I have by him is his cover of Jeff Beck's "Star Cycle." I have it on a sampler that came with Spock Beard's "Feel Euphoria."

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    Holdsworth is also on Mythology btw. One or 2 tracks only,but I buy anything that man is playing on. I have not heard Heinosity or Oceana yet. The Live Planet X is ungodly good. Iirc,it's Tony Mcalpine on that and recorded in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rand Kelly View Post
    Holdsworth is also on Mythology btw. One or 2 tracks only,but I buy anything that man is playing on. I have not heard Heinosity or Oceana yet. The Live Planet X is ungodly good. Iirc,it's Tony Mcalpine on that and recorded in Australia.
    I'm always willing to hear anything Holdsy plays on as well. His two solos on PX's Quantum are sublime.

    I haven't heard PX's live album, but I saw them live once. Tony MacAlpine was playing guitar. It was a great show!

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    Black Utopia is my favorite DS album and it gets overlooked with all the Planet X talk. BU should have been a PX album imho.

    Ernie,you should at least Spotify Live from Oz just to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rand Kelly View Post
    Ernie,you should at least Spotify Live from Oz just to check it out.
    The trouble with Spotify is that you have to have Facebook and I don't want it! I would like to hear that album though. Perhaps I'll get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    The trouble with Spotify is that you have to have Facebook and I don't want it! I would like to hear that album though. Perhaps I'll get it.
    Even the $4.99 per month plan?

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    I have two Planet X discs; the "solo" album and Live from Oz. Dislike Planet X

    However, I thoroughly enjoy the DS albums; in particular Black Utopia, Mythology and Blood of the Snake
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    Moonbabies and Quantum are more like Black Utopia and Mythology imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magmaniac View Post
    Big Moonbabies and Quantum fan here. Get the Live from Oz album, avoid Molecular Heinosity. You might like Donatis "On the virg-Serious young insects"



    I very much enjoyed a gig with Holdsworth, Donati and Haslip at a small venue in Berlin last may.
    Any ideas where to find the live disc? My local record store can order it for me, but they want $30!

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    Get Virgil Donati - In This Life, awesome release from last year.

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    Get Virgil Donati - In This Life, awesome release from last year.
    Agree!!! one of my favorites from last year! A wonderful album.

    Yane

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    Both Virgil and Derek play on the new CD by Allesandro Bertoni - I've heard two tracks from it on a show called Jawdy's Basement on SHRock and they were great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Any ideas where to find the live disc? My local record store can order it for me, but they want $30!
    WOW! New this thing is fetching up to $45. Amazon has a used one for under $17.

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