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    Kenso boxset

    Any ideas where to still purchase the Kenso boxset? Thanks in advance.

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    Unfortunately, the US vendors I'm aware of (Wayside Music, Laser's Edge, Amazon, eBay) as well as CDJapan all seem to be sold out of it.

    It's possible it might pop up on places like Discogs or other marketplace type sites, so don't give up hope.

    If anyone else might know of a place that I've overlooked, please share!

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    You'd probably pay a real hefty price now if you found a copy.

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    I think it's long gone. I might have bought the last one!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    You'd probably pay a real hefty price now if you found a copy.
    The price was pretty hefty when it was in print!
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    May be quicker and cheaper to track down the constituent albums individually at this point. Though of course you don't get the nice box that way (...I assume it is nice; don't own).
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    At least I see that Steve F. still offers the goodies individually; Sparta, III, Yume No Oka and the often misunderstood but truly listenable Esoptron.

    Sadly not the utterly fantastic Kenso II though, which was always their most in-demand title AFAIK. According to Discogs it hasn't been issued since 2002, so it's little wonder if it's no longer in circulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    At least I see that Steve F. still offers the goodies individually; Sparta, III, Yume No Oka and the often misunderstood but truly listenable Esoptron.

    Sadly not the utterly fantastic Kenso II though, which was always their most in-demand title AFAIK. According to Discogs it hasn't been issued since 2002, so it's little wonder if it's no longer in circulation.
    Quite a few of their early albums got reasonably-priced Japanese CD reissues a couple of years ago. But not Kenso II, for some reason.
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    Part of me wishes I had bought the DVD Box Set when it came out, but iirc, it was basically $50 a DVD at the price offered.
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    I wound up collecting them all individually, anyway, by the time the box set came out—except for Utsuroi yuku mono, which was their most recent at the time (they since released another)—so it didn’t have much use to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    I wound up collecting them all individually, anyway, by the time the box set came out—except for Utsuroi yuku mono, which was their most recent at the time (they since released another)—so it didn’t have much use to me.
    Same here. I've got:

    Kenso
    Kenso II
    Kenso (III)
    Music For Unknown Five Musicians
    Sparta
    Yume No Oka
    Kenso Live 92
    Sora Ni Hikaru : Early Live Vol. 1
    Inei No Fue : Live Vol. 2
    Zaiya Live
    Esoptron
    In The West
    Ken-Son-Gu-Su
    76/77
    Fabulis Mirabilibus De Bombycosi Scriptis
    Chilling Heat : Live In Tokyo 2004
    Utsuroi Yuku Mono
    Sparta Naked
    Uchinaru Koe Ni Kaiki Seyo
    Ha-Re-Ki (dvd)
    AYR (dvd)
    Live In USA At NEARfest 2005 (dvd)
    Kenso’s Guide To Making Progressive Rock Music (dvd)

    Plus: Progfest 2000 (cd + dvd)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    ...and the often misunderstood but truly listenable Esoptron.
    Ha, that's a good way of putting it, and I agree. Also, I think that FABULIS MIRABILIBUS DE BOMBYCOSI SCRIPTIS, is an absolutely killer fusion album, featuring possibly their most talented line-up, with lots of creative ideas flowing through it, that is very underrated. I'm so glad that I got to see them live at NEARfest. Amazing show, as both band and audience fed off of each other's energy, to take things through the roof.

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    Kenso and Banco circa 2001/2 were probably my own top two "big" performances across all the NEARfests. Stunning all around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Ha, that's a good way of putting it, and I agree. Also, I think that FABULIS MIRABILIBUS DE BOMBYCOSI SCRIPTIS, is an absolutely killer fusion album, featuring possibly their most talented line-up, with lots of creative ideas flowing through it, that is very underrated. I'm so glad that I got to see them live at NEARfest. Amazing show, as both band and audience fed off of each other's energy, to take things through the roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Kenso and Banco circa 2001/2 were probably my own top two "big" performances across all the NEARfests. Stunning all around.
    Kenso lit up the stage at Prog Fest 2000, and Day 1 headliner TransAtlantic was unable to match their intensity. Kenso was my fave of the fest, and Banco was right behind them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Kenso and Banco circa 2001/2 were probably my own top two "big" performances across all the NEARfests. Stunning all around.
    Niacin probably fits between those two.
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    Live at NF was never released on cd was it or was it just dvd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Live at NF was never released on cd was it or was it just dvd?
    DVD only and it's from 2005. There's software out there to rip audio from DVDs and Blu-rays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    DVD only and it's from 2005. There's software out there to rip audio from DVDs and Blu-rays.
    Yeah I’ve done that. Is the dvd still available or OOP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    At least I see that Steve F. still offers the goodies individually; Sparta, III, Yume No Oka and the often misunderstood but truly listenable Esoptron.

    Sadly not the utterly fantastic Kenso II though, which was always their most in-demand title AFAIK. According to Discogs it hasn't been issued since 2002, so it's little wonder if it's no longer in circulation.
    The median price for the Kenso II CD in the cardboard LP sleeve is less than $30 on Discogs, so it can still be had for a not unreasonable premium from what it originally cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Yeah I’ve done that. Is the dvd still available or OOP?
    Discogs has three sellers, but that's compilation-dvd: https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/5450605?ev=rb

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    The 4xDVD Traveller of Eternity is only $750.

    https://www.discogs.com/Kenso-%E6%B0...lease/12280874

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    The 4xDVD Traveller of Eternity is only $750.
    That guy has hilarious prices on everything... not uncommon to see $100 for some random prog CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarplyrjvb View Post
    The median price for the Kenso II CD in the cardboard LP sleeve is less than $30 on Discogs, so it can still be had for a not unreasonable premium from what it originally cost.
    Considering what Japanese CDs often cost to get new, hardly a mark-up.

    I don't know all their albums, but if they did anything better than Kenso II it would have to have been pretty phenomenal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    I don't know all their albums, but if they did anything better than Kenso II it would have to have been pretty phenomenal.
    I think Yume no Oka is pretty fantastic. Their pinnacle, IMO. And I really, really love Kenso II.

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