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« Reply #4785 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 09:23am »

on Sep 14th, 2011, 05:12am, Nov wrote:
I have yet to hear the Unifaun album but comments from fellow TFK fans has certainly make me think that I should wink

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Yes you should. smiley
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« Reply #4786 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 09:28am »

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More than anything it is the singer's voice. Sorry to say it but a band may be great but if the singer is singing in another language other than his/her own, the result always sounds strained to my ears. Mind you, I have only heard Primitive and the bootleg of the Steve Hackett Day performance in France last year but that didn't impress me either I'm afraid.


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« Reply #4787 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 09:34am »

on Sep 7th, 2011, 09:22am, alanh wrote:
you seem to be implying that I am narrow minded here Nov, simply because I don't subscribe to your rather slavish adulation for one band and its ridiculous number of off-shoots.

That could be describing you with Genesis Alan wink grin

Just trying to keep it light-hearted wink

......and I've never implied or meant to imply that you are narrow-minded - I know you've got a wide taste in music smiley

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« Reply #4788 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 09:40am »

on Sep 11th, 2011, 3:01pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Roine Stolt was around during the same time as Steve Hackett and Steve Howe in the 70's, so he's from the same "school" of music, if you will. Whether the music he makes is literally "progressive" or not is beside the point. He's making the kind of music he was a part of during its emergence, and not some young upstart who's simply mimicking idols from the heyday of prog

That's a very good point and worth emphasizing.

For Alan's benefit, Roine was a teenage guitarist in 70s Swedish prog rock band "Kaipa" and so is a peer of Steve Hackett/Howe rather than a plagiarist.

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« Reply #4789 on: Sep 16th, 2011, 03:35am »

Garden of dreams = great wallpaper stripping music! cool
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« Reply #4790 on: Sep 16th, 2011, 05:49am »

on Sep 16th, 2011, 03:35am, AnotherAnt wrote:
Garden of dreams = great wallpaper stripping music! cool

Is that a compliment? grin

You could probably strip 2 or 3 rooms during GoD wink

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« Reply #4791 on: Sep 16th, 2011, 06:18am »

It's certainly not an insult. Enjoying much more than I have ever managed with Stardust we are.
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« Reply #4792 on: Sep 16th, 2011, 07:34am »

on Sep 15th, 2011, 09:28am, alanh wrote:
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More than anything it is the singer's voice. Sorry to say it but a band may be great but if the singer is singing in another language other than his/her own, the result always sounds strained to my ears. Mind you, I have only heard Primitive and the bootleg of the Steve Hackett Day performance in France last year but that didn't impress me either I'm afraid.


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Singer of The Watch sings in English whereas in PFM they sing in both languages.

Having seen The Watch live they are amazing both vocally and musically. Hard to judge anyone live with most bootlegs. If they come near your neck of the woods then go and see them - you may be surprised hearing them in the flesh so to speak.
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« Reply #4793 on: Sep 16th, 2011, 09:08am »

I am not a fan of DIY but the upside of decorating is it's the one time I get some extended music listening time. And when it comes to extended music the flower kings hit the bill. As well as my 4th listen to Garden I listened to disc 2 for the first time and that sounded good too! Thanks also to Steve Hackett Marillion an Kerry Livgren for getting me through the day. 4 great guitarists at work...
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« Reply #4794 on: Sep 16th, 2011, 10:01am »

on Sep 16th, 2011, 09:08am, AnotherAnt wrote:
I am not a fan of DIY but the upside of decorating is it's the one time I get some extended music listening time.

I remember decorating once and recieved the first Tangent album and Keyholder by Kaipa in the post. That certainly assisted the painting wink


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And when it comes to extended music the flower kings hit the bill.

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As well as my 4th listen to Garden I listened to disc 2 for the first time and that sounded good too!

I'm glad you're enjoying CD2 of Flower Power coz that comes in for some unfair stick - mostly from people who can't really be bothered to give it the attention it deserves after the magnificence of GoD.

I actually think that TFK should have just released an album called Garden of Dreams with just that track in it and then a few months later, released a second CD with the stuff on CD2. The other stuff would then be recognised for how good it actually is.

It would all have been far more easy to digest that way wink
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« Reply #4795 on: Sep 17th, 2011, 04:41am »

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As I have said on MANY occasions, if and it's a big IF I know, any of these bands ever do get themselves round to these here parts I will do my best to go and see them. There simply aren't enough hours in the day or ús in the wallet to purchase every CD by these bands or tickets to their shows so pardon me if I remain selective in my entertainment purchases.


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« Reply #4796 on: Sep 17th, 2011, 10:49am »

on Sep 16th, 2011, 10:01am, Nov wrote:
I'm glad you're enjoying CD2 of Flower Power coz that comes in for some unfair stick - mostly from people who can't really be bothered to give it the attention it deserves after the magnificence of GoD.

I actually think that TFK should have just released an album called Garden of Dreams with just that track in it and then a few months later, released a second CD with the stuff on CD2. The other stuff would then be recognised for how good it actually is.

It would all have been far more easy to digest that way wink


Actually, disc 2 of Flower Power was my favorite. I struggled with Garden of Dreams, but the songs on CD 2 instantly grabbed me. Especially Psychedelic Postcard -- what a wonderful song!

Having said that, there were definitely moments in GoD that were great. I actually want to go back and listen to it again, to see how I feel about it after all these years. smiley
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« Reply #4797 on: Sep 18th, 2011, 6:41pm »

There's a nice interview with Roine in the latest Classic Prog magazine wink

I think it's the first time I've ever seen an article this long (4 pages) on TFK in a glossy mag.

The general tone is that it's pretty likely that there will be another TFK album and tour but this break has been essential after the previous non-stop round of albums and tours from 1994-2007.

Who will be in the band is anyone's guess but it'll definitely be Jonas and hopefully Hasse. It'll be a real shame if Tomas isn't in the band though coz I think he's as important to the overall TFK sound as the other TB is with Genesis. I love his playing and wouldn't want someone like Lal Larsson in TFK coz he's just to flashy for them.

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« Reply #4798 on: Sep 19th, 2011, 9:28pm »

on Sep 18th, 2011, 6:41pm, Nov wrote:
There's a nice interview with Roine in the latest Classic Prog magazine wink

I think it's the first time I've ever seen an article this long (4 pages) on TFK in a glossy mag.

The general tone is that it's pretty likely that there will be another TFK album and tour but this break has been essential after the previous non-stop round of albums and tours from 1994-2007.

Who will be in the band is anyone's guess but it'll definitely be Jonas and hopefully Hasse. It'll be a real shame if Tomas isn't in the band though coz I think he's as important to the overall TFK sound as the other TB is with Genesis. I love his playing and wouldn't want someone like Lal Larsson in TFK coz he's just to flashy for them.


I would like to see Tomas on keys too . but smiley , Lal is more than qualified to fill in . no way he would wreck the ship cool
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« Reply #4799 on: Sep 20th, 2011, 07:04am »

on Sep 19th, 2011, 9:28pm, bassman wrote:
I would like to see Tomas on keys too . but smiley , Lal is more than qualified to fill in . no way he would wreck the ship cool


I agree with Nov. Putting Lalle Larsson into TFK would be like Chick Corea joining Genesis. Not a good fit, but both are excellent keys men.

Tomas is the heart and soul of the TFK keys. If you've not heard his solo albums, I highly recommend them. You will get the same warm feeling from his solo stuff that you get on a TFK album. It's not like changing a drummer, which TFK is known for.

I would hope that Zoltan Csorsz makes his presence known on the next album as well. Now that I think about it, both he and Lalle are jazz-influenced musicians, so it just might work if both of them were in the band.
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