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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    So the LVE series are basically the prior Editions (Silver, Historic, Jubilee, and Ultimate) reissued in more widely-available form and reorganized so that things are chronologically in order. So: is it previously released? Yes, but prior to the LVE series it was only available as limited editions or extremely expensive resales.

    I personally think the material from the Editions/LVE series is often fabulous, easily as good or sometimes even better than what we got on the official albums of the time. A good portion of this is live material (but generally in soundboard or better quality, little/no repurposed boot material here) but there are also unreleased studio tracks, soundtracks, even some interviews and more.

    For me personally, the material from 75-79 is all terrific and easy to suggest for most any fan. If you are digging the early 80's material (I seem to recall you loved Trancefer), then there are quite a few great tracks from 80-85. And I personally think he really found a new groove in the late 90's...the "song" Tradition & Vision is over an hour long and basically an entire album unto itself.

    Wow, thanks a lot for clearing it all up. I must be getting these immediately. Such a vast and rich catalogue. I just ordered the first four box sets and I can't wait.

    In all fairness I love the 70's era albums the most, but somehow I also have a soft spot for Dig It, Tracefer and Audentity. Silent Running from Trancefer is such a fantastic track and on par with his greater pieces from the 70's imho.

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    Klaus Schulze talks about and demonstrates, his first synth an EMS Synthi A


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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Klaus Schulze talks about and demonstrates, his first synth an EMS Synthi A
    That was great. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post

    Was running through X earlier but now that you mention it...going to line up Nostalgic Echo from 1976 (was originally on the Silver Edition, not sure which of the LVE releases it appeared on). No Harald on this one, but it's still pretty excellent classic KS material.
    I checked my collection and it’s on LVE 5, one of the two that I have, and I shall fire it up in 5…4…3…
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    I don't love ALL of them, but the first one is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I don't love ALL of them, but the first one is excellent.
    There is a box with volume 1-4 including a bonus-CD and there are also box-sets with the other CDs, including bonus-CDs.

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    I have both of those boxes. Both are good, I don't think a casual fan needs both. I'd probably go with the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I have both of those boxes. Both are good, I don't think a casual fan needs both. I'd probably go with the first one.
    There are 3 boxes Volume 1-4, Volume 5-8 and Volume 9-11

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    Oh yeah...I bought the boxes but gifted them to a friend a couple of years ago so I couldn't recall if it was 2 or 3 boxes.

    Anyway, the first box would be the one to start with IF you wish to check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Any opinions on Dark side of the Moog?
    I have a half dozen of them. I would rate them in the good to very good range. Nothing essential but none are bad.

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    Finally listening to Deus Arrakis. As "final" statements go, it's solid: no big surprises or twists (save for one transition in Seth) but it's a really good late-era KS album. Ending has a really nice epic feel to it and I was actually a little moved at the end of the first listen when the final chord faded out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Finally listening to Deus Arrakis. As "final" statements go, it's solid: no big surprises or twists (save for one transition in Seth) but it's a really good late-era KS album. Ending has a really nice epic feel to it and I was actually a little moved at the end of the first listen when the final chord faded out.
    I was moved just by reading this. Can't wait for my copy to arrive. I'm sure it will be very emotional to listen and knowing that he's gone

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    Upgrading my initial opinion from "really good late-era KS" to "one of his finest late-era albums." There's a lot of subtle detail going on here (this one's for the headphones, peeps), and there's a cinematic quality that stands out even against his other recent work. His love for Herbert's novel really shows in this music.

    It may be my favorite KS release since the Ash Ra Tempel "Friendship" reunion.
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    How are his live-albums?
    There is Big in Japan Live in Tokyo 2010
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    ...Live...

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    He has a metric TON of live material, and generally it's as good or sometimes even better than what was released on the studio albums. That said, it can be more than a little overwhelming sorting through them all.

    Most of that material is now widely available (and at considerably better prices) in the La Vie Electronique series. I might suggest La Vie Electronique 5 because some of that material is really terrific.
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    My turn to go "off the reservation" with Cocooning.

    "Easy Listening" (what a title) is 25 minutes of breezy chillin' with slick guitar work by Mike Lucker. It reminds me of Double Fantasy (not the album by John & Yoko).

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    finally completed the LVE series with Vol. 14 today. Slightly sad that it took his passing to make me do that, but so it goes. I will listen to Deus Arrakis next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    How are his live-albums?
    There is Big in Japan Live in Tokyo 2010
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    ...Live...
    ...Live... is pretty awesome. Batts' suggestion of the LVE series is also very good (although some of that is studio work). The first six are IMO absolutely essential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    ...Live... is pretty awesome. Batts' suggestion of the LVE series is also very good (although some of that is studio work). The first six are IMO absolutely essential.
    On Youtube I heard some of Big in Japan, that sounded interesting as well and it has a DVD. Might be my next buy. I often go from the cheapest (of course I first need to like the music) and then upwards.

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    Such a vast catalogue and such a plethora of amazing works I've discovered this summer, works I didn't even know about from K.S thanks to you lot I've had shitloads of ordered albums coming in during the past months and let's just say that my days and nights are being filled with K.S music. Wonderful times!

    I wonder, did Klaus ever release a studio version of the magnificent 'Bellistique' track (released on 'Live')?

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    I've bought Big in Japan and the weird thing is, the DVD contains the tracks of the second CD in a different order, while Progarchives lists the album with a DVD with the tracks from the first CD, which makes me wonder if there are 2 different versions and if so, why they didn't release the tracks of both CD's on DVD.

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    There weren't two releases of Big in Japan, there were three:

    https://klaus-schulze.com/disco/1b01bi.htm
    https://klaus-schulze.com/disco/1b02bi.htm
    https://klaus-schulze.com/disco/1b11bi.htm

    I believe I only have the American version. I do not recall offhand why this release was handled in this way. I like the music on Big in Japan, but not enough to hunt down the other two versions.
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    So this was released this week. It's $5 and many of the artists are unknown (but IMHO pretty good, and there are some familiar faces like Ian Boddy in there). And it's nearly 11 hours long so in terms of cost per minute of music, that's pretty solid.

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    A belated heavenly 75th birthday (yesterday) to Klaus!
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