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Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 18th, 2008, 2:52pm

Well, finally got to town this afternoon to spend some cash i had for my birthday, and came home with:

David Gilmore - Live In Gdansk
Fish - 13th Star
Rush - 2112
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune
ELP - Brain Salad Surgery

I like shopping wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merlin on Oct 18th, 2008, 3:27pm

Happy Birthday Mal

Was Dave Gilmour the DVD? If so, any good?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 18th, 2008, 3:30pm

on Oct 18th, 2008, 3:27pm, Merlin wrote:
Happy Birthday Mal

Was Dave Gilmour the DVD? If so, any good?


Just the double CD this time, I've heard the DVD is stunning, but HMV didn't have it in, there's a suprise rolleyes cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 18th, 2008, 3:53pm

on Oct 18th, 2008, 2:52pm, Mal wrote:
Fish - 13th Star


A fine choice mister...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Noni on Oct 18th, 2008, 8:38pm

Most recent is Martin Orford's new cd.... The Old Road.
Others will include Millenium's new cd hopefully coming soon since ordering this 6 weeks ago.. :

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with an all-star line-up including John Wetton [Asia], Nick D'Virgilio and Dave Meros [Spock's Beard], John Mitchell [It Bites, Arena], Dave Oberlé [Gryphon], Gary Chandler [Jadis] and Steve Thorne.).
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Oct 19th, 2008, 08:35am

This is my most recent purchase:

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I bought it at CALPROG in LA and it's fantastic!!

Nov
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 19th, 2008, 1:47pm

on Oct 19th, 2008, 08:35am, Nov wrote:
This is my most recent purchase:

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I bought it at CALPROG in LA and it's fantastic!!

Nov


Glad you made it back in one piece, Nov! wink

Have you read the glowing DPRP reviews on Vintage Prog?
http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200453.html#swedish
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Oct 19th, 2008, 4:09pm

on Oct 19th, 2008, 1:47pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Glad you made it back in one piece, Nov! wink

I had a great flight back thanks Dave. Sat next to a really nce lady and landed over London which was fantastic. Flew over where I grew up and had a great view of Twickenham rugby ground (where we all saw Genesis last year), etc.


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Have you read the glowing DPRP reviews on Vintage Prog?
http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200453.html#swedish

I'll check them out wink

Cheers Dave!!


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Narnialady on Oct 19th, 2008, 4:24pm

Swedish Family Vintage Prog is excellent grin smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by SonOfGreatFang on Oct 20th, 2008, 07:58am

Killing Joke: Outside the Gate
Wishbone Ash: Wishbone 4
Renaissance: King Biscuit Flower Hour Live at Royal Albert Hall Part 1
Toto: Tambu
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 27th, 2009, 12:18pm

My wife let me buy $100 worth of music purchases for an early Father's Day gift. We went to my favorite haunt - Rhino Records - in Claremont, California.

I bought:

DVDs

Nektar - pure LIVE IN GERMANY 2005
Nearfest 2005 - RISING TO THE SURFACE - with Wobbler, Knight Area, Frogg Cafe, The Muffins, Matthew Parmenter, Present, Kenso, IQ, and Le Orme
Blackfield - NYC - Blackfield Live In New York City
Procol Harum In Concert - With The Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir
Eloy - Ahlen, March 2nd 1988

CDs
Liquid Trio Experiment - Tony Levin, Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess
Wobbler - Afterglow

I've only watched most of the Nearfest DVD, and most of the bands are amazing. The Muffins and Present are a bit too avant garde for my taste, but Frogg Cafe, Wobbler and Matthew Paramenter were fantastic. I've yet to see the rest, and I can't wait to dive into these goodies grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by mighty_mellotron on May 27th, 2009, 1:11pm

The Who-Then And Now-6.99 from Morrisons! wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by LittleJohn on May 27th, 2009, 1:13pm

Porcupine Tree Fear of a dark planet last week.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on May 28th, 2009, 08:29am

IQ-Frequency
Pure Reason Revolution-The Dark Third
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Narnialady on May 28th, 2009, 08:33am

IQ is on order The Jewel and Haze 30th Anniversary smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by SonOfGreatFang on May 28th, 2009, 09:54am

Always interested to see what people are buying. Had a bit of a spree this week as I got paid and also got some tax back.

Bought:
Barclay James Harvest: Live Tapes
Eloy: Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes
Mike Oldfield: Millenium Bell Live (CD/DVD)
Tangerine Dream: Sorceror
Queen: Rocks Montreal (DVD)
Rory Gallagher: Complete Rockpalast Concerts (DVD)

They should keep me going for a few days
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on May 28th, 2009, 2:39pm

on May 27th, 2009, 1:11pm, mighty_mellotron wrote:
The Who-Then And Now-6.99 from Morrisons! wink


I'm sure i saw that in HMV for a fiver!

I have bought some Grateful Dead albums lately and I have to say that "To Terrapin: Hartford '77" is great. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on May 28th, 2009, 3:22pm

My latest purchase arrived yesterday:

Opeth - Ghost Reveries

I have a copy of this, but I love it so much I just had to have the original.

Probably my favourite album in the 'heavier' music section. Great contrasts between the death metal growls and the folkier, proggier sections. Brilliant.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on May 28th, 2009, 3:31pm

on May 28th, 2009, 3:22pm, Chessman wrote:
My latest purchase arrived yesterday:

Opeth - Ghost Reveries

I have a copy of this, but I love it so much I just had to have the original.

Probably my favourite album in the 'heavier' music section. Great contrasts between the death metal growls and the folkier, proggier sections. Brilliant.



Excellent album Carl, did you get the special edition with the dvd? cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 28th, 2009, 5:37pm

on May 28th, 2009, 08:33am, Narnialady wrote:
Haze 30th Anniversary smiley


Haze are a band I have never heard but know they are on the GFT Cyclops label. What do they sound like?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Susan13 on May 28th, 2009, 5:53pm

The Killers Day & Age. I've been listening to it everywhere I go in my car for the past week.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on May 28th, 2009, 6:24pm

on May 28th, 2009, 3:31pm, demolition man wrote:
Excellent album Carl, did you get the special edition with the dvd? cool


Sadly no Col, but I'm not too bothered about that. A colleague in work lent me an Opeth dvd, so I know how good they are.
There's something about Ghost Reveries that gets me every time. I just love the contrasts throughout the album; the loud and the soft, the brutal and the subtle. They never lose sight of the melody, even during the heaviest parts of the album.
Having four Opeth albums now, I would have to say that, overall, they are my third favourite Swedish band, and I've heard quite a few. cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 28th, 2009, 8:38pm

Procol Harum In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir -

After the first viewing/listen, I must say that Procol Harum, in the lineup that exists on this DVD, is one of the tightest live bands around today.

Geoff Whitehorn plays lead guitar with a fervor that you rarely see onstage anymore, and Gary Brooker is as good as he ever was, his voice near perfect on every song.

Gary's songs with Procol Harum have always taken the listener on a journey of the mind and soul (albeit with a bit of tongue-in-cheek), and this time it was no different.

I have to also say that Procol Harum's music goes hand-in-hand with orchestral arrangements, as well as choir arrangements.

The one word I'd use to describe this disk is "MAGICAL." If I had to come up with another, it would be AMAZING! shocked
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Narnialady on May 29th, 2009, 02:29am

on May 28th, 2009, 5:37pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Haze are a band I have never heard but know they are on the GFT Cyclops label. What do they sound like?



Ned will get Dave to sort some stuff out for you grin winkwe have followed them for 25 years,they are local to Sheffield but have a cult following.
they started out as a covers band but have a long and illustrious history of their own material.
They have played under the names also as World Turtle smileyand Von Daniken.
They do folky stuff too as Tree Beard.

here is a link

http://chrisgabadon.demonweb.co.uk/turtle/

http://www.myspace.com/hazeuk
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 29th, 2009, 05:53am

on May 29th, 2009, 02:29am, Narnialady wrote:
Ned will get Dave to sort some stuff out for you grin winkwe have followed them for 25 years,they are local to Sheffield but have a cult following.
they started out as a covers band but have a long and illustrious history of their own material.
They have played under the names also as World Turtle smileyand Von Daniken.
They do folky stuff too as Tree Beard.

here is a link

http://chrisgabadon.demonweb.co.uk/turtle/

http://www.myspace.com/hazeuk


Thank you kiss kiss I would love to reciprocate so please pm me with anything you are seeking and if I have it I will sort it out wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Squigelyfox on May 29th, 2009, 12:15pm

on May 28th, 2009, 5:53pm, Susan13 wrote:
The Killers Day & Age. I've been listening to it everywhere I go in my car for the past week.


That's a really great album, very addictive. My Son plays it a lot, and I listen too. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AtomHeartMother on May 29th, 2009, 1:08pm

Just ordered

Echolyn - Mei
Echolyn - The End is Beautiful
Echolyn/Ray Weston - This is my Halo

Never heard any Echolyn before but the good people at Prog Ears like them so I'm looking forward to it.

Regards
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 29th, 2009, 1:34pm

on May 29th, 2009, 1:08pm, AtomHeartMother wrote:
Just ordered

Echolyn - Mei
Echolyn - The End is Beautiful
Echolyn/Ray Weston - This is my Halo

Never heard any Echolyn before but the good people at Prog Ears like them so I'm looking forward to it.

Regards


Nov and I saw Echolyn last year at Cal Prog in Whittier, California. They were the headliners. Awesome performance. Here are some photos I took at the gig.

RAY WESTON
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TOM HYATT
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BRETT KULL
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CHRISTOPHER BUZBY
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PAUL RAMSEY
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RAY AND CHRISTOPHER
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RAY AND TOM
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by mighty_mellotron on May 29th, 2009, 2:09pm

on May 28th, 2009, 8:38pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Procol Harum In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir -

After the first viewing/listen, I must say that Procol Harum, in the lineup that exists on this DVD, is one of the tightest live bands around today.

Geoff Whitehorn plays lead guitar with a fervor that you rarely see onstage anymore, and Gary Brooker is as good as he ever was, his voice near perfect on every song.

Gary's songs with Procol Harum have always taken the listener on a journey of the mind and soul (albeit with a bit of tongue-in-cheek), and this time it was no different.

I have to also say that Procol Harum's music goes hand-in-hand with orchestral arrangements, as well as choir arrangements.

The one word I'd use to describe this disk is "MAGICAL." If I had to come up with another, it would be AMAZING! shocked
Hey COT,Geoff Whitehorn was Playing Guitar with My Hero Roger Chapman when I saw them Earlier this Month!!He aint Bad is he?? wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 29th, 2009, 2:39pm

on May 29th, 2009, 2:09pm, mighty_mellotron wrote:
Hey COT,Geoff Whitehorn was Playing Guitar with My Hero Roger Chapman when I saw them Earlier this Month!!He aint Bad is he?? wink


Geoff has recorded with the likes of Paul McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters and Bad Company. The guy is a class act. Glad you got to see him perform live MM smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on May 29th, 2009, 5:03pm

on May 28th, 2009, 09:54am, SonOfGreatFang wrote:
Always interested to see what people are buying. Had a bit of a spree this week as I got paid and also got some tax back.

Bought:
Barclay James Harvest: Live Tapes
[b]Eloy: Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes[/b]
Mike Oldfield: Millenium Bell Live (CD/DVD)
Tangerine Dream: Sorceror
Queen: Rocks Montreal (DVD)
Rory Gallagher: Complete Rockpalast Concerts (DVD)

They should keep me going for a few days


Eloy's album is excellent. And the title is one of my favourites too. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 30th, 2009, 06:59am

on May 29th, 2009, 5:03pm, Chessman wrote:
Eloy's album is excellent. And the title is one of my favourites too. smiley


I do have that as one of two personal favourites of the band. I also love Ocean II
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 30th, 2009, 07:00am

Procol Harum are a class act and a band that improves like a good wine.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on May 30th, 2009, 07:17am

on May 29th, 2009, 05:53am, NedFlanders wrote:
Thank you kiss kiss I would love to reciprocate so please pm me with anything you are seeking and if I have it I will sort it out wink


Bet you Ned has got it grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on May 30th, 2009, 07:42am

I got Tori Amos's 'Abnormally Attracted To Sin', which is a bit hit and miss. If she'd spent less time putting botox in her face and concentrated on getting her songs right it might have been better. angry

What I've seen of the accompanying 'visualettes' on Youtube scream 'rip off'! 'Welcome To England' has the same patronising 'aah, aren't the English quaint with their Queen and Buck House' vibe that I get from Richard Curtis movies and the episodes of Friends with Helen Baxendale in.

The way she goes on about victimhood in 'Maybe California' would also be more suited to a Jeremy Kyle show or The Wright Stuff! And her interviews would benefit from someone giving her real thoughts as in the 'Between the Lines' round of Mock The Week where Hugh Dennis gives the real thoughts of whichever public figure Frankie Boyle's portraying giving a speech that week!


Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 30th, 2009, 07:45am

I wish grin

New arrivals are:

Frequency - limited edition with DVD
Long Distance Calling - Avoid the Light
Devin Townsend - Ki
Eureka - First 3 albums (waiting on Shackleston's Voyage)
Sideways - As explained through science fiction
Josh and Co - Through these eyes (solo from Bryan Josh of Mostly Autumn)
Brett Kull (Echolyn) -Last of the Curlews
Astra - The Weirding
Kotebel - Ouroborus
Spleen Arcana - The field where she died


Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 1st, 2009, 3:55pm

RPWL - The RPWL Live Experience ( DVD and 2CD) for £16.99. Due out on 15th June so 2 weeks from today - can't wait.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Jun 1st, 2009, 6:23pm

Iron Maiden - Flight 666
Gary Numan Tubeway Army - premier Hits
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Black Crowes - Amorica
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Jun 4th, 2009, 2:59pm

on Jun 1st, 2009, 3:55pm, NedFlanders wrote:
RPWL - The RPWL Live Experience ( DVD and 2CD) for £16.99. Due out on 15th June so 2 weeks from today - can't wait.



Just ordered it from Play.com for £16.99 cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by SonOfGreatFang on Jun 5th, 2009, 09:19am

Was in London for a couple of days and ran amok in Fopp in Covent Garden. With the exception of the War of the Worlds Deluxe Edtion (£8), I didn't spend any more than £5 on any one item - most were just £3. Man, I love that shop.

I got the following:

CD
Van Morrison: A Sense of Wonder
Siouxsie & the Banshees: Peek-a-Boo
Rammstein: Sensucht
Elton John: The Captain & the Kid
Tim Finn: Imaginary Kingdom
Crowded House: Farewell to the World
David Gray: Greatest Hits
Nazareth: Complete Singles Collection (3 CD)

DVD
Yes: Acoustic - Guaranteed No Hiss
Yes: Classic Artists
Yes: Live in Philadelphia 79
Moody Blues: Classic Artists
Siouxsie & the Banshees: Seven Year Itch Live
Ween: Live in Chicago
Jeff Wayne: War of the Worlds Live (Deluxe Edtion)

LP
AC/DC: Flick of the Switch
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 1st, 2009, 08:34am

Just pre-ordered the first 3 Pilot albums:

From the Album of the same name
Second Flight
Morin Heights

All 3 are remastered with bonus songs.

A much under-rated band and of course the backbone of the early Alan Parson's Project albums. Stuart Tosh left to join 10cc, Dave Paton became Rick Wakeman's and Elton's bass man on tour while Ian Bairnson played for Tina Turner and Beverley Craven.

All 3 albums are pop perfection with Morin Heights a classic album and their finest.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Jul 1st, 2009, 09:32am

on Jul 1st, 2009, 08:34am, NedFlanders wrote:
Just pre-ordered the first 3 Pilot albums:

From the Album of the same name
Second Flight
Morin Heights

All 3 are remastered with bonus songs.

A much under-rated band and of course the backbone of the early Alan Parson's Project albums. Stuart Tosh left to join 10cc, Dave Paton became Rick Wakeman's and Elton's bass man on tour while Ian Bairnson played for Tina Turner and Beverley Craven.

All 3 albums are pop perfection with Morin Heights a classic album and their finest.


Sounds interesting Ned. I used to like Pilot, though I never had any of their albums. I didn't know they were involved in the APP albums either.
Always liked the sound they produced. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 1st, 2009, 10:15am

on Jul 1st, 2009, 09:32am, Chessman wrote:
Sounds interesting Ned. I used to like Pilot, though I never had any of their albums. I didn't know they were involved in the APP albums either.
Always liked the sound they produced. smiley


They have produced some excellent material even if it does fall into the pop/rock genre. A band that got better album by album. I have most of there stuff including the remade 1977 album 'Twos a Crowd' under the 'Blue Yonder' band name (Paton and Bairnston) about 4-5 years ago. A wonderful album and they have enhanced the songs from the original. I simply want the remastered as it has bonus material too and they are not that expensive. They come out on 27th July.

Paton, Bairnson (a much under-rated guitarist) and Tosh appear on many APP albums - David sings on a couple of the albums too.

I will see what I can do for you wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 24th, 2009, 10:31am

The new Transatlantic Deluxe Edition just arrived Friday and immediately I watched the 'making of' DVD. What a treat to see how these amazing musicians put together a masterpiece.

Today I plan on enjoying the 2 audio discs while reading the day's newspaper. I know some of you had advanced copies, but I've not heard any reviews or comments as of yet............. undecided

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Oct 24th, 2009, 12:45pm

Did anyone see the repeat of the Douglas Adams documentary on BBC-4? Gary Brooker was on in relation to the 'Grand Hotel' album having inspired the Restaurant At The End Of The Universe part of the trilogy.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Oct 26th, 2009, 06:29am

Last week Opeth-Blackwater Park which I'm not too impressed with(not keen on the growling.Does he think he's a Troll?) and Coheed And Cambria-Good Apollo:I'm Burning Star vol 1 which I'm very impressed with.

I'm trying to change my cd collection by getting rid ofg cd's I don't really listen to(apart from what I consider classics) and buying new bands and old bands cd's that I used to have on vinyl that I consider classics for example:-

Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
Alice Cooper-From The Inside
Wings-Band On The Run
Steve Hackett-Cured
10cc-Original Soundtrack
E.L.P.-Works vol 1

New bands I've never bought before:-

Dream Theater-Metropolis(like it)
Pure Reason Revolution-The Dark Third(excellent)
Anathema-Natural Disaster (like it)
Nightwish-Dark Passion Play(good)
Muse-Hullabaloo(ok)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 26th, 2009, 12:00pm

on Oct 26th, 2009, 06:29am, anaesthetist wrote:
Last week Opeth-Blackwater Park which I'm not too impressed with(not keen on the growling.Does he think he's a Troll?) and Coheed And Cambria-Good Apollo:I'm Burning Star vol 1 which I'm very impressed with.

I'm trying to change my cd collection by getting rid ofg cd's I don't really listen to(apart from what I consider classics) and buying new bands and old bands cd's that I used to have on vinyl that I consider classics for example:-

Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
Alice Cooper-From The Inside
Wings-Band On The Run
Steve Hackett-Cured
10cc-Original Soundtrack
E.L.P.-Works vol 1

New bands I've never bought before:-

Dream Theater-Metropolis(like it)
Pure Reason Revolution-The Dark Third(excellent)
Anathema-Natural Disaster (like it)
Nightwish-Dark Passion Play(good)
Muse-Hullabaloo(ok)


If you don't have it, get Opeth's 'Damnation' CD. There are no growls and its very mellow with Steve Wilson on board too.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 26th, 2009, 12:04pm

Pineapple Thief - 3000 days

It's a compilation of the best of their albums. It was playing in that vinyl record shop in Farnham on Saturday so I impulse bought it as I'm going to see them support Riverside soon!

It#s good stuff!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by SonOfGreatFang on Oct 27th, 2009, 11:00am

There's a half-decent sale in Tower Records in Dublin right now, with some interesting stuff. I picked up the following:

Ayreon: Timeline Box Set (€15)
Everon: North (€10)
Karmakanic: Whose the Boss... (€10)
Michael Sadler: Clear (€5)
Jim Gilmour: Great Escape (€5) - listened to this last night. Excellent and highly recommended to fans of early Saga.
Tangerine Dream: Thief (€5)
Todd Rundgren: Arena (€5)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Oct 27th, 2009, 12:40pm

I've pre-ordered and waiting to receive:
Nosound - A Sense of Loss

Recent purchases include:
Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis
The Guess Who - Anthology

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 27th, 2009, 12:53pm

on Oct 27th, 2009, 12:40pm, Witchwood wrote:
The Guess Who - Anthology


I love The Guess Who. Being Canadian-born, I grew up on their great music.

My first album of theirs was "Share The Land."
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I now own the double-CD "The Best Of The Guess Who." One of the many great bands who've contributed to rock history.
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 27th, 2009, 2:14pm

Ayreon - 01011001 2CD+DVD Box Set
The Pineapple Thief - 3000 Days
The Eagles - The Complete Greatest Hits
Thin Lizzy - Greatest Hits

Also picked this gem up on vinyl this afternoon cool

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Oct 28th, 2009, 12:31pm

on Oct 26th, 2009, 12:00pm, NedFlanders wrote:
If you don't have it, get Opeth's 'Damnation' CD. There are no growls and its very mellow with Steve Wilson on board too.


Good recommendation. wink

Here's my list:

Leap Day - Awaking The Muse (the best prog album hailed from Holland for this year)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 28th, 2009, 12:44pm

on Oct 27th, 2009, 2:14pm, Mal wrote:
The Pineapple Thief - 3000 Days


Hey Mal! I bought that on Saturday in Farnham!!
Great isn't it!!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 28th, 2009, 7:13pm

Arrived today, brand new NoSound album - double CD with 5.1 surround version on DVD.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:07pm

Steve Hackett - "Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth" from www.hackettsongs.com cool

There are great reviews on the site, as well as some nice new and old videos of Steve smiley

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 11th, 2009, 2:38pm

Nosound - A sense of loss
Medwyn Goodall - Druid II
Tony Banks - ACF remaster and 5.1
Rick Wakeman - Six Wives live at Hampton Court
Leafblade, Beyond Beyond (solo from Anathema lead guitarist)
Synergy - Chords
Synergy - Games
Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Dependence
Cage - Secret Passage
Darwin's Radio - Template for a Generation
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Nov 11th, 2009, 3:04pm

A packet of Ibuprofen extra strength! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 11th, 2009, 3:16pm

on Nov 11th, 2009, 3:04pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
A packet of Ibuprofen extra strength! grin


Is that one of those German hair bands from the 1980's?

IBUPROFEN
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Nov 12th, 2009, 06:35am

Rickie Lee Jones-Balm In Gilead(or some such title,it's downstairs! grin) arrived yesterday.I've heard it once and on first hearing,it's better than her last one
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Nov 15th, 2009, 08:28am

I had to miss Rickie Lee Jones on the full 'Later With Jools Holland' this week as my mum wanted 'The Bodyguard' Sky plussing.

Yes, I know it sounds like a Harry Hill fight waiting to happen; 'Whitney Houston or Rickie Lee Jones?' grin

Reshockedpeth's lead singer. Thanks to the Cavepeople sketches on the 'Armstrong & Miller' show, I'm thinking that Alexander Armstrong is a closet death metal grunter!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Nov 16th, 2009, 06:09am

on Nov 15th, 2009, 08:28am, sistermoon wrote:
I had to miss Rickie Lee Jones on the full 'Later With Jools Holland' this week as my mum wanted 'The Bodyguard' Sky plussing.

!


She was on Jools Holland? Damn and Blast! I missed it
Re: Recent purchases
Post by SonOfGreatFang on Nov 17th, 2009, 07:32am

Steve Hackett: Out of the Tunnel's Mouth
Rammstein: Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da
Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream
ELO: New World Record
AC/DC: Powerage
Muse: Haarp

Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 DVD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 29th, 2009, 1:36pm

Flamborough Head - Looking for John Maddocks. Their best album by far and some fabulous neo-prog.

Flamborough Head - Live in Budapest. Great set list and nice to hear some of the early songs with better vocals (never liked the original vocalist on the first two albums)

On their way:

Moongarden - Vulgar display of prog*
Leap Day - Awakening the Muse*
Mother Black Cap - The English Way*
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard

* 3 CDs for £20 from GFT and that includes p&p. You have to send cash or a postal order which I have done on several occasions. What a bargain.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Nov 29th, 2009, 5:44pm

Creed - Full Circle
Rammstein - Rosenbot
The White Stripes - Get Behind ME Satan
Nirvana - Best Of
The Human LEague - Dare

Re: Recent purchases
Post by SonOfGreatFang on Nov 30th, 2009, 04:50am

Just bought Kraftwerk's Catalogue box set. A thing of absolute beauty - both to look at an listen to. My Chirstmas present to myself. grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Nov 30th, 2009, 2:32pm

on Nov 30th, 2009, 04:50am, SonOfGreatFang wrote:
Just bought Kraftwerk's Catalogue box set. A thing of absolute beauty - both to look at an listen to. My Chirstmas present to myself. grin




Really tempted by that too smiley
£75 at Play, sounds like a decent price, but I will wait a while I think.

Sorry i didn't mean to edit your post, but merely quote. tongue smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Nov 30th, 2009, 2:37pm

Neil Young - Landing On Water
Re: Recent purchases
Post by lucius on Nov 30th, 2009, 2:52pm

on Nov 30th, 2009, 2:37pm, Mal wrote:
Neil Young - Landing On Water


Bad album. Got to say that I love the first track but the production is awful. A bit more oomph and it would have been a classic.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 5th, 2009, 07:25am

The Enid - Arise & Shine Vol 1 cool
Ltd Ed of 1000, signed by the band, only £10 wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Dec 5th, 2009, 12:02pm

Jethro Tull - This Was (special edition)
Procol Harum - Exotic Birds and Fruit (2009 remaster)
Procol Harum - A Salty Dog (2009 remaster)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Dec 6th, 2009, 10:34am

on Nov 29th, 2009, 1:36pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Flamborough Head - Looking for John Maddocks.


For me it was one of the main disappointments of 2009. huh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 6th, 2009, 1:56pm

I really like this album a lot - strange how opinions vary. Here is a review from DPRP site:

Tracklist: The Garden Pond (5:31), Sleepless Night (7:02), Spring (5:25), Waste Of Time (6:32), Don’t Forget Us (8:23), Looking For John Maddock (19:43)

It was disappointing to read of Eddie Mulder’s departure from Flamborough Head at the end of last year. Guitarist with the band since 2000, to my mind the interaction he shared with keyboardist Edo Spanninga was on a par with the likes of Hackett and Banks or Rothery and Kelly. This is aptly displayed on their last release, 2007’s Live In Budapest. Mulder’s replacement Gert Polkerman joined at the beginning of 2009 but he is yet to make his recording debut with the band. In the meantime Mulder’s legacy lives on with the release of his final recordings with the band and their fifth studio album to date, Looking For John Maddock. In addition to Mulder the rest of the band are all present and correct, namely the aforementioned Spanninga (keyboards), Margriet Boomsma (vocals, flute, recorders), Marcel Derix (bass) and Koen Roozen (drums, percussion).

Mulder is responsible for writing five out of the six tracks, with Spanninga saving himself compositionally for the epic title piece that concludes. An even mix of instrumentals and songs (with Margriet providing the lyrics in addition to the vocals for the latter) gives the album a fluid balance throughout. Of the three instrumentals The Garden Pond is probably the most immediate with a striking melody courtesy of Mulder’s lyrical playing that has something of the Andy Latimer’s about it. The languid mood is broken by a tricky up-tempo section with some neat bass work and superb flute from Derix and Boomsma respectively. Flute is once more to the fore during the beautiful Spring which combined with the smooth organ sound and melodic guitar brings Focus to mind. Mulder is credited with arranging all three instrumentals including Don’t Forget Us with strident synth and guitar interplay plus a scorching Moog solo to add a certain edge to the proceedings. A fanfare of medieval sounding recorders provides a brief but welcome diversion into Gryphon territory.

Sleepless Night seems to pickup from where the opening track The Garden Pond leaves off where in addition to flute Margriet adds her enchanting and distinctive vocals. Around the midway point there is a haunting bass and mellotron moment that echoes classic Yes. The weeping guitar solo that closes is a nod in the direction of Nick Barrett. Waste Of Time is anything but, especially as it displays a sense of urgency often absent from the proceeding tracks. It benefits from some fine drumming courtesy of Mr Roozen and a very proggy synth break with a melody line that bears more than a passing resemblance to Yes’ The Revealing Science Of God. The concluding epic Looking For John Maddock is ambiguously titled and the images of the young girl on the cover artwork give nothing away. One thing’s for certain however, it provides a fitting finale for Mulder’s tenure with the band. Margriet’s vocals, with superb backing harmonies from Mulder, are excellent throughout and the music contains some beautifully evocative instrumental soundscapes. Particularly impressive is Spanninga’s lush, orchestral keyboards, a style usually associated with Robert John Godfrey and Woolly Wolstenholme.

Once again the Dutch quartet have produced a compelling collection of tunes that displays a strong sense of melody and assured if not over elaborate instrumental work that deserves wider recognition outside their homeland. They certainly do enough for me to justify a DPRP recommendation although their often restrained style and absence of heavy riffs may prove to be a drawback for some. Mulder’s clean and expressive guitar contributions will be sorely missed although he can be heard on the up and coming debut release from new Dutch band Leap Day. What the future holds for Flamborough Head is difficult to say particularly as new man Polkerman has a style quite different from his predecessor who was also a key contributor to the song writing process. Watch this space for future developments.

Conclusion: 8 out of 10


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Dec 7th, 2009, 12:13am

on Dec 6th, 2009, 1:56pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I really like this album a lot -


Well David. In such case you have to pay attention to American band Forever Twelve. There are some similarities in their type of music. Including female vox. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 7th, 2009, 03:31am

on Dec 7th, 2009, 12:13am, Marygold wrote:
Well David. In such case you have to pay attention to American band Forever Twelve. There are some similarities in their type of music. Including female vox. wink


I have two albums by this band and they are both very good too:

1. Remembrance Branch
2. Spark of light

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Dec 7th, 2009, 04:24am

on Dec 7th, 2009, 03:31am, NedFlanders wrote:
I have two albums by this band and they are both very good too:

1. Remembrance Branch
2. Spark of light


Take a look to their website. The new album will be released in the near future time. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Dec 10th, 2009, 1:39pm

Just ordered from the Polish rockserwis:

Riverside - Reality Dream DVD
Votum - Metafiction
Moonrise - Soul's Inner Pendulum
Osada Vida - Uninvited Dreams

smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Dec 10th, 2009, 2:42pm

on Dec 10th, 2009, 1:39pm, demolition man wrote:
Just ordered from the Polish rockserwis:

Riverside - Reality Dream DVD
Votum - Metafiction
Moonrise - Soul's Inner Pendulum
Osada Vida - Uninvited Dreams

smiley


You will like this one cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Dec 10th, 2009, 4:12pm

Certainy NOT a Peter Gabriel ticket! lipsrsealed
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 5th, 2010, 2:33pm

CD-
Unifaun - "Unifaun"
Happy The Man - "Beginnings"


DVD -
Progfest '97 - Flower Kings, Spock's Beard (With a long-haired Neal Morse), John Wetton, and others. This is an amazing trip back 12 years to the near-genesis of TFK and SB. Absolutely wonderful performances.

Steve Hackett - The Tokyo Tapes - including John Wetton, Ian McDonald, Chester Thompson, and Julian Colbeck. Very enjoyable, and top notch musicianship by everyone involved.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 5th, 2010, 2:46pm

Izz - The Darkened Room
Hourglass - Oblivious to the Obvious
Lazuli - Amnesie
Lazuli - En avant doute
Eye 2 Eye - After all
Fromuz - Overlook
Shamall - Questions of Life
Syzygy -Allegory of Light
Syzygy - Realms of Eternity
Dead Heroes Club - A Time of Shadows
Progression by Failure - s/t
Arn.Ioe - Sick Son
David Wright - Sines of Life Vol 1 and 2
Healing Road - Tales from the Dam
Healing Road - Timanfaya
Martigan - Visions
Balloon - Motivation
Argos - s/t
Steve Hillage - Live at Gong Unconvention
Robinson, Bass and Clement - RBC
Moon Bird - The Sentence
Flash Range - On the Way EP (feat J Mitchell (Arena, Kino et al), John Jowitt (IQ) and Andy Edwards (IQ)
Neverness - Cuentos de Otros Mundos Posibles
Great Zeus Beard - s/t
Bjorne Lynne - Crystal Horizons
Bjorne Lynne - Nanoteknika
Bruce Mitchell - New Earth Goddess
Food for Fantasy - Fruits of Fantasy (feat Robert Schroeder)


Well you did ask grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:03pm

on Dec 10th, 2009, 2:42pm, genesis1964 wrote:
You will like this one cool


Still waiting on delivery from Poland! rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:04pm

on Jan 5th, 2010, 2:46pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Izz - The Darkened Room
Hourglass - Oblivious to the Obvious
Lazuli - Amnesie
Lazuli - En avant doute
Eye 2 Eye - After all
Fromuz - Overlook
Shamall - Questions of Life
Syzygy -Allegory of Light
Syzygy - Realms of Eternity
Dead Heroes Club - A Time of Shadows
Progression by Failure - s/t
Arn.Ioe - Sick Son
David Wright - Sines of Life Vol 1 and 2
Healing Road - Tales from the Dam
Healing Road - Timanfaya
Martigan - Visions
Balloon - Motivation
Argos - s/t
Steve Hillage - Live at Gong Unconvention
Robinson, Bass and Clement - RBC
Moon Bird - The Sentence
Flash Range - On the Way EP (feat J Mitchell (Arena, Kino et al), John Jowitt (IQ) and Andy Edwards (IQ)
Neverness - Cuentos de Otros Mundos Posibles
Great Zeus Beard - s/t
Bjorne Lynne - Crystal Horizons
Bjorne Lynne - Nanoteknika
Bruce Mitchell - New Earth Goddess
Food for Fantasy - Fruits of Fantasy (feat Robert Schroeder)


Well you did ask grin


You're slacking a bit Ned laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:05pm

on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:03pm, demolition man wrote:
Still waiting on delivery from Poland! rolleyes


Let me know if you want a copy sooner
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:06pm

on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:04pm, genesis1964 wrote:
You're slacking a bit Ned laugh


dreadful behaviour!
grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:08pm

on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:05pm, genesis1964 wrote:
Let me know if you want a copy sooner


thanx mate but should be any day now! I am sure the problem is at the British end! rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 5th, 2010, 6:09pm

on Jan 5th, 2010, 5:04pm, genesis1964 wrote:
You're slacking a bit Ned laugh


Trust me, there is a lot more but cramp in the fingers trying to list them all grin You know where some of this will end up? ..........Edinburgh way of course.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 6th, 2010, 05:43am

Just popped through the letterbox this week:

Muse-The Resistance
The Mars Volta-The Bedlam In Goliath
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 7th, 2010, 6:40pm

Finally managed to get:

Colossus Project CDs
- Odyssey
-Spaghetti Epic I
-Spaghetti Epic II
- Colossus of Rhodes
-Inferno part 1 - Dante's Divine Comedy
-Dante's Purgotorio - Divine Comedy part II
- The Seven Samurai

Also:

Little Tragedies - The Paris Symphony
Little Tragedies - Return
Elegant Simplicity - Nowhere left to turn
Sarah Fimm - The Vanishing Sessions
Beardfish - Destined Solitaire
Shadow Gallery - Digital Ghosts
Tangent - Down and out in Paris
Butterfly Effect - Final Conversation with Kings
Shadow Circus - Whispers and Screams

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 8th, 2010, 06:01am

A couple more cd's arrived yesterday for some serious listening

Marillion-Misplaced Childhood

Explosions In The Sky-The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 8th, 2010, 06:12am

Ned and Demo, you are both ABSOLUTE MUSIC JUNKIES!!! grin How do you take it all in? It takes me ages the older I'm getting!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 8th, 2010, 08:33am

on Jan 8th, 2010, 06:12am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Ned and Demo, you are both ABSOLUTE MUSIC JUNKIES!!! grin How do you take it all in? It takes me ages the older I'm getting!


Just think Calvin Klein...........Obsession grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Jan 8th, 2010, 09:01am

on Jan 8th, 2010, 06:12am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
It takes me ages the older I'm getting!


That's why I like the Peter Pan album wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 14th, 2010, 2:33pm

Unifaun - "Unifaun"

Amazing album by Nad Sylvan, vocalist for Agents Of Mercy.

I've been looking for this CD since last October, and finally found it at my favorite music store.

If you love the best of what Genesis put out; ie, Wind And Wuthering, Selling England By The Pound, Trick Of The Tail, etc, you'll love this CD.

They've only got the one album, but it's over 70 minutes long and is near perfect, in my opinion.

Check them out at their MySpace site http://www.myspace.com/sylvanandbonamici

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Narnialady on Jan 15th, 2010, 01:32am

Transatlantic Whirlwind smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 15th, 2010, 03:41am

on Jan 14th, 2010, 2:33pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Unifaun - "Unifaun"

Amazing album by Nad Sylvan, vocalist for Agents Of Mercy.

I've been looking for this CD since last October, and finally found it at my favorite music store.

If you love the best of what Genesis put out; ie, Wind And Wuthering, Selling England By The Pound, Trick Of The Tail, etc, you'll love this CD.

They've only got the one album, but it's over 70 minutes long and is near perfect, in my opinion.

Check them out at their MySpace site http://www.myspace.com/sylvanandbonamici

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Think most of us are way ahead of you David, I like the album and agree 100% with your comments but others are not as agreeable my friend. cool I thought I had sent this to you a while back so I must be slacking in my duties grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 15th, 2010, 11:27am

on Jan 15th, 2010, 03:41am, NedFlanders wrote:
Think most of us are way ahead of you David, I like the album and agree 100% with your comments but others are not as agreeable my friend. cool I thought I had sent this to you a while back so I must be slacking in my duties grin


I haven't seen the Unifaun CD amongst the trillions of items you've sent me, but I'd hardly say you were slacking wink

So much wonderful music has come my way via Scotland, and I must say that I have extreme respect for your vast knowledge of all things prog. You 'da man, Ned! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jan 15th, 2010, 11:55am

on Jan 15th, 2010, 11:27am, CountingOutTime wrote:
You 'da man, Ned! grin


The Musicman certainly is indeed!!!

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 17th, 2010, 1:54pm

Shadowlands - Glass Hammer
Culture Of Ascent - Glass Hammer
Three Cheers For The Broken-Hearted - Glass Hammer
Big Sky - The Syn
The Darkened Room - Izz
Down And Out In Paris And London -The Tangent
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Jan 24th, 2010, 05:28am

I got Pink Floyd's Ummagumma with some of my birthday vouchers, because of Stuart Maconie having it as a featured album on the Freak Zone during December. I wanted it for The Narrow Way and Grantchester Meadows especially.

I also bought the Rutles DVD in HMV's sale. Although Uncut gave it a rave review, I feel Prism/2nd Sight's transfer of the video is pretty muddy visually. Warner/Rhino's soundtrack CD is excellent, but the DVD seems knocked out on about a millionth of the budget.

I wanted to see if there was any more of 'Yellow Submarine Sandwich' besides the 'Cheese & Onions' bit, not more of Sir Mick Jagger nattering!


Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 25th, 2010, 06:18am

Blast from the past and so glad to have finally got the remastered and extended versions of the following John Foxx albums:

Metamatic
The Garden (his finest album ever)
The Golden Section
In Mysterious Ways
Cathedral Oceans I, II and III
The Golden Section Tour +

John was one of the original members of Ultravox and produced some wonderful synth pop songs with the Garden a departure to more lush sounds along with his pop style.

Anyone else remember him around the early 80s?

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 25th, 2010, 06:27am

Eels- End Times

..and from a certain Scotsman

World Party-Goodbye Jumbo smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 25th, 2010, 06:28am

on Jan 25th, 2010, 06:18am, NedFlanders wrote:
Blast from the past and so glad to have finally got the remastered and extended versions of the following John Foxx albums:

Metamatic
The Garden (his finest album ever)
The Golden Section
In Mysterious Ways
Cathedral Oceans I, II and III
The Golden Section Tour +

John was one of the original members of Ultravox and produced some wonderful synth pop songs with the Garden a departure to more lush sounds along with his pop style.

Anyone else remember him around the early 80s?


I remember him having a hit with "Underpasss"
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 25th, 2010, 06:58am

on Jan 25th, 2010, 06:28am, anaesthetist wrote:
I remember him having a hit with "Underpasss"


Yes, he had a number of hits around the early 80s with Burning Car, Europe after the Rain, Dancing like a Gun and No one Driving to name but a few.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by lucius on Jan 25th, 2010, 1:04pm

The River Flows Volume 1

which is the Iona box set containing the first three albums and a bonus disc with a 60 page book.

It's NOW out of print but I was able to get a copy on ebay at a reasonable price.

It's lovely to listen to. Really pleased to get a copy of this.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 27th, 2010, 04:02am

Mirage - Borderline (one for Camel fans)
Kingbathmat - Son of a Nun
Rhys Marsh and the Autumn Ghost - Fragile state of inbetween
Idle Hours - Headlong EP
Presto Ballet - Lost art of time travel
Camel - Nude (remaster)
Camel - ICSYHFH (remaster)
Acanthe - Someone Somewhere
Syzygy - Realms of Eternity
Synergy - Metropolitan Suite
David Bowie - Space Oddity 2009 remaster double CD
David Bowie - s/t deluxe from 1967-68 remastered with lots of demos/mono and stereo tracks.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by AtomHeartMother on Jan 27th, 2010, 07:48am

Colin Bass - In the Meantime
Doug Boyle - The Third Rail
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Jan 27th, 2010, 09:47am

Procol Harum remasters of 2009:

s/t
Grand Hotel
Broken Barricades
Home
Shine On Brightly

Gazpacho: A Night At Loreley (hurry up postie!)


Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 29th, 2010, 09:29am

Mandalaband III - BC (on its way as I type)

Panic Room - new album 'Satellite' which is getting rave reviews (go to Amazon.co.uk and check the reviews out). Their debut is excellent and this is said to be even better.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 22nd, 2010, 6:27pm

3rd World Electric - Kilimanjaro Secret Brew
Riverside - Reality Dream 2 x DVDs
RPWL - The RPWL Live Experience NTSC DVD
Lalle Larsson - Weaveworld
Karmakanic/Agents Of Mercy - The Power Of Two



Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 23rd, 2010, 04:16am

Recently got the latest Pat Metheny album 'Orchestrion' and what a complete and utter waste of money. Jazz noodlings/improvisation cack and boring beyond belief. Never was a fan of the guy although some of his soundtrack work was not bad and took a gamble on this. It has already been handed into a charity shop. Major disappointment.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merlin on Feb 23rd, 2010, 06:34am

Don't hold back Ned, tell it like it is laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 23rd, 2010, 08:17am

on Feb 23rd, 2010, 04:16am, NedFlanders wrote:
Recently got the latest Pat Metheny album 'Orchestrion' and what a complete and utter waste of money. Jazz noodlings/improvisation cack and boring beyond belief. Never was a fan of the guy although some of his soundtrack work was not bad and took a gamble on this. It has already been handed into a charity shop. Major disappointment.


Ned, if you've not got The Way Up on CD or DVD, I highly recommend them. I agree, some of PMG's works are not very impressive, or even listenable, but some of it is pure greatness; The Way Up being the latter.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 23rd, 2010, 10:36am

on Feb 23rd, 2010, 06:34am, Merlin wrote:
Don't hold back Ned, tell it like it is laugh


I do try but sometimes you are so disappointed you want to vent your spleen. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 23rd, 2010, 10:39am

on Feb 23rd, 2010, 08:17am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Ned, if you've not got The Way Up on CD or DVD, I highly recommend them. I agree, some of PMG's works are not very impressive, or even listenable, but some of it is pure greatness; The Way Up being the latter.


I have this way up and its not too shabby at all. The new one is simply awful to my ears and I cannot even get beyond the first 3 minutes of the 15 minute track as it - along with most of this album - sounds like he has simply taken up the guitar and completely improvised jazz ramblings. I put this alongside Beauburg as a disc really only fit as a coffee or tea coaster.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Feb 25th, 2010, 08:10am

on Feb 23rd, 2010, 04:16am, NedFlanders wrote:
Recently got the latest Pat Metheny album 'Orchestrion' and what a complete and utter waste of money. Jazz noodlings/improvisation cack and boring beyond belief. Never was a fan of the guy although some of his soundtrack work was not bad and took a gamble on this. It has already been handed into a charity shop. Major disappointment.


I take it you don't like it then... lipsrsealed

grin

Recently bought:

Wishbone Ash - Argus

The classic album from '72. I never got round to buying it back then, for one reason or another, though I do know some of the tracks off it.
This is the remastered edition, with three bonus live tracks. Normally, I'm not keen on live tracks being tagged onto the end of a studio album, but these three are classic songs - Jail Bait, The Pilgrim and Phoenix. All very good indeed. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 25th, 2010, 10:45am

Listen up guys and gals for one stonking stunning album:

Echoes - Nature Existence.

Here's a candidate for album of the year..... from Venezuela, no less. Truly stunning and complex melodic compositions. And can these guys play. Vocals are top drawer courtesy of a number of guest singers who all speak English. Instumentally this is up there with Riverside and will blow you away - trust me.

Nature/Existence, their debut work on ProgRock Records, borders on near flawless genius, a disc of pure progressive metal brilliance.

This band play diverse musical movements with emotions of passion, love, melancholy, and sorrow.
Honestly, I can't say enough about this album as there were times when my jaw dropped.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 25th, 2010, 5:59pm

on Feb 22nd, 2010, 6:27pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
3rd World Electric - Kilimanjaro Secret Brew
Riverside - Reality Dream 2 x DVDs
RPWL - The RPWL Live Experience NTSC DVD
Lalle Larsson - Weaveworld
Karmakanic/Agents Of Mercy - The Power Of Two




Just received all of the above in the mail, all at once shocked

It's going to be a heavenly weekend, with the likes of Roine, Jonas, Nad and Lalle, plus the Riverside and RPWL DVDs wink

Has anyone got any of these items and can give me a brief critique? Much appreciated smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 25th, 2010, 6:02pm

on Feb 25th, 2010, 10:45am, NedFlanders wrote:
Listen up guys and gals for one stonking stunning album:

Echoes - Nature Existence.

Here's a candidate for album of the year..... from Venezuela, no less. Truly stunning and complex melodic compositions. And can these guys play. Vocals are top drawer courtesy of a number of guest singers who all speak English. Instumentally this is up there with Riverside and will blow you away - trust me.

Nature/Existence, their debut work on ProgRock Records, borders on near flawless genius, a disc of pure progressive metal brilliance.

This band play diverse musical movements with emotions of passion, love, melancholy, and sorrow.
Honestly, I can't say enough about this album as there were times when my jaw dropped.



Sounds like a once-in-a-blue-moon disc, Ned! Can't wait to hear it grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Feb 26th, 2010, 03:07am

on Jan 27th, 2010, 04:02am, NedFlanders wrote:
Idle Hours - Headlong EP


Your humble comment regarding their music will be appreciated. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 26th, 2010, 03:59am

on Feb 25th, 2010, 6:02pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Sounds like a once-in-a-blue-moon disc, Ned! Can't wait to hear it grin


No problem wink you will soon.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Feb 26th, 2010, 11:09am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by AtomHeartMother on Feb 26th, 2010, 11:12am

The 6 Arena studio albums plus a live album arrived yesterday. That's my listening sorted for next week.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Feb 27th, 2010, 04:00am

Just arrived...

The Strawbs: The Broken Hearted Bride
Airbag: Identity
The Reasoning: Awakening
Caravan: In The Land Of Grey & Pink
Focus: The Best Of...
Atomic Rooster: Atomic Rooster

That's me sorted for the week-end...

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Feb 27th, 2010, 06:13am

on Feb 27th, 2010, 04:00am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Just arrived...

The Strawbs: The Broken Hearted Bride
...



Hope you like it.
I'm a long-time Strawbs fan who had been a bit underwhelmed by a couple recent releases leading up to this one.
I had modest expectations when I picked up The Broken Hearted Bride.
But I put it on and right from the first song, I thought, now, this is more like it. Right to the finish, it was a very pleasant surprise
In fact, I think it was the Strawbs' strongest studio album in almost 30 years.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hunter Salmacis on Mar 1st, 2010, 12:23pm

on Feb 27th, 2010, 06:13am, Witchwood wrote:
Hope you like it.
I'm a long-time Strawbs fan who had been a bit underwhelmed by a couple recent releases leading up to this one.
I had modest expectations when I picked up The Broken Hearted Bride.
But I put it on and right from the first song, I thought, now, this is more like it. Right to the finish, it was a very pleasant surprise
In fact, I think it was the Strawbs' strongest studio album in almost 30 years.
Well, I am not that impressed, I must say...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hunter Salmacis on Mar 1st, 2010, 12:24pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Provocation on Mar 1st, 2010, 12:28pm

Kansas - Audio Vision
Kansas - Drastic Measures
Kansas - In The Spirit Of Things
Kansas - Leftoverture
Kansas - Masque
Kansas - Monolith
Kansas - Point Of Know Return
Kansas - Power
Kansas - Song For America
Kansas - Vinyl Confessions

As you can see, a constant theme. laugh grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Mar 2nd, 2010, 05:33am

Peter Gabriel-Scratch My Back
Francis Dunnery-There's A Whole New World Out There
Bigelf-Cheat The Gallows
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AFlower on Mar 2nd, 2010, 05:39am

on Mar 1st, 2010, 12:28pm, movingunder wrote:
Kansas - Audio Vision
Kansas - Drastic Measures
Kansas - In The Spirit Of Things
Kansas - Leftoverture
Kansas - Masque
Kansas - Monolith
Kansas - Point Of Know Return
Kansas - Power
Kansas - Song For America
Kansas - Vinyl Confessions

As you can see, a constant theme. laugh grin


Really? I'd never have noticed !! laugh laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Mar 2nd, 2010, 3:01pm

on Feb 27th, 2010, 06:13am, Witchwood wrote:
Hope you like it.
I'm a long-time Strawbs fan who had been a bit underwhelmed by a couple recent releases leading up to this one.
I had modest expectations when I picked up The Broken Hearted Bride.
But I put it on and right from the first song, I thought, now, this is more like it. Right to the finish, it was a very pleasant surprise
In fact, I think it was the Strawbs' strongest studio album in almost 30 years.


I really like most of it...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 2nd, 2010, 3:07pm

on Mar 2nd, 2010, 3:01pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I really like most of it...


Me too and I am a big fan of this band. However, I like the latest one 'Dancing to the Devil's Beat' too.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Mar 2nd, 2010, 3:14pm

Haven't heard any of that yet mate... wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Mar 3rd, 2010, 07:44am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by clausi on Mar 3rd, 2010, 09:56am

MY FIRST POST HERE!!! grin

latest cd was: field music - measure
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Mar 3rd, 2010, 10:58am

On vinyl:

Keats - Keats
Rod Argent - Moving Home (my copy number 4 since it came out in 1978)
Kim Beacon - Ravenna
Jon & Vangelis - Short Stories
Jasun Martz & The Neoteric Orchestra - The Pillory
Rupert Hine - Wildest wish to Fly
Rupert Hine - Waving not Drowning
Quantum Jump - Quantum Jump
Anthony Phillips - Sides
Eddie Jobson - Yesterday Boulevard 7"
Phil Collins - Face Value
Genesis - Wind and Wuthering (my copy nr 2)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King (my copy number 3)
Pat Metheny Group - First Circle

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Provocation on Mar 5th, 2010, 06:09am

Lifehouse - Smoke & Mirrors

I'm not much for this band, but this is a fantastic album. There are a couple of songs that stand out, really beautiful melodies and great songwriting. It's more pop than prog, but even one song reminds me of 80's Genesis (I think it's the synth keyboards.)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 26th, 2010, 3:29pm

RPWL - The Gentle Art of Music
Porcupine Tree - The Incident DVD 5.1

Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Mar 30th, 2010, 07:33am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 3rd, 2010, 10:11am

Supernal Endgame - "Touch The Sky" Volume I
Steve Thorne - "Into The Ether"
Steve Thorne - "Emotional Creatures" Part One

Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Apr 12th, 2010, 6:23pm

See, I'm posting in the proper thread now:

All on CD:

Chicago: Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago XI
Chicago 16
King Crimson: VROOOM EP
Pulp: Different Class
Galactic: Ruckus
The Mr. T Experience: Revenge is Sweet, and So Are You
Fugazi: 13 Songs
Paul McCartney: Run Devil Run
The Maccabees: Colour It In
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Yanqui UXO
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Home: S/T
Stewart Copeland: The Rhythmatist
Camel: Breathless
Umphrey's McGee: Live at the Murat
Ocelots: If Lightning Strikes Us Both
Phish: At the Roxy 8-disc box set

On LP:
Daryl Hall: Sacred Songs (I already have it on CD, but the vinyl looks great and the price was right!)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Apr 12th, 2010, 7:41pm

on Apr 12th, 2010, 6:23pm, mightyk wrote:
Chicago: Chicago Transit Authority
Phish: At the Roxy 8-disc box set



Awesome both!!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Apr 12th, 2010, 11:21pm

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acoustic goodness
Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Apr 15th, 2010, 4:32pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on May 6th, 2010, 2:40pm

The Pineapple Thief - The Dawn Raids Pts 1 & 2
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on May 6th, 2010, 2:43pm

on May 6th, 2010, 2:40pm, Mal wrote:
The Pineapple Thief - The Dawn Raids Pts 1 & 2


I see they have a new album coming out next month cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on May 6th, 2010, 2:47pm

on May 6th, 2010, 2:43pm, genesis1964 wrote:
I see they have a new album coming out next month cool


SHIM Someone Here Is Missing.

What I have heard so far is stunning, but I was too late to order the special edition rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 6th, 2010, 2:54pm

on May 6th, 2010, 2:40pm, Mal wrote:
The Pineapple Thief - The Dawn Raids Pts 1 & 2


Are these EPs Alan?

Here, too much to mention - honestly but main ones would be:

Unitopia - Artificial (utterly fab)
Dreaming Tree- Progress has no patience
After the Fall - Before
Mars Hollow - s/t
Colossus Project - The Empire and the Rebellion
Lanvall - Pyromantic Symphony
Apogee - Sisyphos
Apogee - The Border of Awareness
Apogee - The Garden of Delights
Clepsydra - Second era of Stonehenge
Solstice - Spirit
Shamall - Is this Human Behaviour
Oceansize - Home and minor
Serundal - The Land of the Sixth Moon
Jebo - Settle Up or Settle Down
Various - Refugees: A Charisma Record Anthology (with 2009 remastered versions of Star of Sirius, Match of the Day and Solisbury Hill)
Kitaro - Osaka Jo Hall, Live in Japan 1983
Ian McNabb - Great things
Iona Leigh - Beside the waves of time
Meatloaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Attic Symphony II - Cold, Vast and Severe
Argos - Circles
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on May 6th, 2010, 2:56pm

on May 6th, 2010, 2:54pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Are these EPs Alan?

Here, too much to mention - honestly but main ones would be:

Unitopia - Artificial (utterly fab)
Dreaming Tree- Progress has no patience
After the Fall - Before
Mars Hollow - s/t
Colossus Project - The Empire and the Rebellion
Lanvall - Pyromantic Symphony
Apogee - Sisyphos
Apogee - The Border of Awareness
Apogee - The Garden of Delights
Clepsydra - Second era of Stonehenge
Solstice - Spirit
Shamall - Is this Human Behaviour
Oceansize - Home and minor
Serundal - The Land of the Sixth Moon
Jebo - Settle Up or Settle Down
Various - Refugees: A Charisma Record Anthology (with 2009 remastered versions of Star of Sirius, Match of the Day and Solisbury Hill)
Kitaro - Osaka Jo Hall, Live in Japan 1983
Ian McNabb - Great things
Iona Leigh - Beside the waves of time
Meatloaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Attic Symphony II - Cold, Vast and Severe
Argos - Circles


Simply amazing grin cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 6th, 2010, 2:57pm

That is just the tip of the iceberg mate grin

If you fancy anything just let me know.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on May 6th, 2010, 2:58pm

Hi Ned

Yes they are mate:

2 collectable pieces, limited run EPs consisting of alternative versions and unreleased tracks from the Tightly Unwound sessions cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on May 6th, 2010, 3:02pm

on May 6th, 2010, 2:57pm, NedFlanders wrote:
That is just the tip of the iceberg mate grin

If you fancy anything just let me know.


Never heard of some of them but if your usual tastes are anything to go by they will all be good
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 6th, 2010, 3:36pm

on May 6th, 2010, 3:02pm, genesis1964 wrote:
Never heard of some of them but if your usual tastes are anything to go by they will all be good


There are a few artists that you are aware of - Kitaro, Unitopia, Shamall. I will let you hear some of the other stuff in due course.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on May 6th, 2010, 5:19pm

On vinyl:

Metro - Metro
Argent - Ring of Hands (my second copy, just for fun.. hehe)
Gino Vannelli - Brother to Brother
The Police - Regatta De Blanc (my second copy because the old one is so worn out)
Camel - Stationary Traveller
Curved Air - Lovechild (my second copy.. this record was actually never supposed to be released).

I've also waiting to receive the remastered versions of Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield.
I've bougth the limited edition of Ommadawn and the Deluxe version of HR.

Other stuff:
A vintage "Genesis in Concert" poster from 1976 cheesy
A Korg M1 synthesizer grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on May 7th, 2010, 2:38pm

on May 6th, 2010, 3:36pm, NedFlanders wrote:
There are a few artists that you are aware of - Kitaro, Unitopia, Shamall. I will let you hear some of the other stuff in due course.


The three you mention are excellent, in fact was listening to quite a lot of Shamall earlier today.

As for the others wink grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on May 7th, 2010, 8:34pm

Just ordered:
Le Orme - Collage

I've been playing a lot of Le Orme lately but I just have the two albums Uomo di Pezza and Felona e Sorona. The band is still sort of new to me - I bought those two albums just before Christmas.
I suspect most fans would have recommended Contrappunti as the next one to get - regarded as the last of a classic trio of albums.
But I was more enticed by the snippets I heard from Collage and ordered that one.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 7th, 2010, 10:32pm

Couple of CDs...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on May 8th, 2010, 04:43am

My recent last batch of purchases were...

Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard
It Bites - The Tall Ships
Lee Abraham - Black & White
Strawbs - Dancing To The Devil's Beat
Martin Orford - The Old Road
Solstice - Spirit

More to follow soon...

smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on May 8th, 2010, 5:06pm

on May 6th, 2010, 2:47pm, Mal wrote:
SHIM Someone Here Is Missing.

What I have heard so far is stunning, but I was too late to order the special edition rolleyes


This album is fantastic, certainly the best I have heard from The Pineapple Thief cool cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Noni on May 8th, 2010, 8:10pm

on May 8th, 2010, 04:43am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
My recent last batch of purchases were...

Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard
It Bites - The Tall Ships
Lee Abraham - Black & White
Strawbs - Dancing To The Devil's Beat
Martin Orford - The Old Road
Solstice - Spirit

More to follow soon...
smiley

You have some nice stuff there!..... smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 8th, 2010, 11:35pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 10th, 2010, 3:55pm

Just arrived:

The Reasoning - Adverse Camber
Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on May 10th, 2010, 4:55pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on May 11th, 2010, 07:28am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on May 23rd, 2010, 3:28pm

Auroris - Recycled Space Debris
Auroris - Cryogenic Dreams
Auroris - Outpost
Auroris - Failed Gods and Beliefs
The Pineapple Thief - Someone Here Is Missing Ltd Ed.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 23rd, 2010, 5:12pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on May 24th, 2010, 07:09am

on May 23rd, 2010, 5:12pm, HENRY wrote:
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gimme a quick review after you've listened a few times - I have some of their tunes on my i-pod and might be interested in some more ...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 29th, 2010, 2:43pm

Marillion - Out of Season 3DVD

Over 6 hours of music, recorded over 3 nights at the Marillion Weekend 2009.

Disc 1 features the whole of the 1989 album 'Seasons End' plus 5 tracks from 2008's 'Happiness Is The Road'.

Disc 2 includes all the songs from the Saturday night set counting down the years from 2008 - 1981. The audio from this night is also available on the Racket Records CD 'Tumbling Down The Years'.

Disc 3 features all the long songs from the Sunday night 'Shortest Setlist in The World'.

Filmed with 16 Cameras by the makers of 'Somewhere in London', this DVD is the definitive Marillion Live experience. 47 songs spanning Marillion's 30 year career brought to you in a visually stunning format with uncompressed Stereo & DTS audio.

Disc 1
The King Of Sunset Town
Easter
The Uninvited Guest
Seasons End
Holloway Girl
Berlin
After Me
Hooks In You
The Space...
The Bell In The Sea
The Release
The Man From The Planet Marzipan
Essence
Asylum Satellite #1
Whatever Is Wrong With You
Happiness Is The Road

Disc 2
This Train Is My Life
Somewhere Else
Real Tears For Sale
A State Of Mind
The Damage
Genie
Drilling Holes
When I meet God
Map Of The World
A Legacy
Cathedral Wall
Estonia
An Accidental Man
Out Of This World
The Lap Of Luxury
Hard As Love
No One Can
The Party
Cover My Eyes
Slainte Mhath
Garden Party

Disc 3
A Few Words For The Dead
This Town/The Rakes Progress
100 Nights
This Is The 21st Century
Ocean Cloud
If My Heart Were A Ball It Would Roll Uphill
Interior Lulu
Kayleigh/ Lavender/
Heart of Lothian
The Invisible Man
This Strange Engine
Neverland

What more could a Marillion fan want? Awesome
Re: Recent purchases
Post by santibanks on May 29th, 2010, 5:41pm

Recently accuired:
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Porcupine Anesthetize dvd (standard edition). Very nice shot and great audio! I was there both nights during recording and this brings back wonderful memories.

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Great album by jazzgroup the Yellowjackets.

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Return to forever - live at Montreux 2008. THE tour of the year 2008. Classic RTF lineup. They never sounded better then this. Jazz fusion like it was ment to be.

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Chick corea - Acoustic band. Wonderful trio recording with Chick, John Pattitucci and Dave Weckl.








Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 2nd, 2010, 06:53am

Finally took the plunge and order the 1970-75 box set for a great price of just under £68. I have been putting all my silver into a jar and managed to save £80 since January so thought I would spend it wisely. I cannot wait to hear the Lamb in 5.1 DTS
Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jun 2nd, 2010, 07:52am

on May 10th, 2010, 3:55pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Just arrived:

The Reasoning - Adverse Camber


Really looking forward to hearing this one mate!!

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 2nd, 2010, 08:05am

on Jun 2nd, 2010, 07:52am, "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson wrote:
Really looking forward to hearing this one mate!!

grin


I think you will enjoy this album.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 2nd, 2010, 10:10am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 2nd, 2010, 10:12am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 3rd, 2010, 2:04pm

Ray Wilson - Genesis Klassik (live in Berlin with band and string quartet. Sounds superb.

Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard. Only had this as an MP3 so now have the original.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Jun 4th, 2010, 05:29am

Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
Soulfly- Omen
Slash - Slash
Re: Recent purchases
Post by The Cosmic Lawnmower on Jun 4th, 2010, 06:45am

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'Swing to the Right' - Utopia
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 4th, 2010, 11:39am

on May 24th, 2010, 07:09am, peng wrote:
gimme a quick review after you've listened a few times - I have some of their tunes on my i-pod and might be interested in some more ...


I have to say that it's quite an excellent album. "Laredo" is a killer song, and the rest of the tracks are very melodic. Hard to describe the overall feel of the album. Kind of modern roots rock. I highly recommend it.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Jun 5th, 2010, 2:48pm

on May 7th, 2010, 8:34pm, Witchwood wrote:
Just ordered:
Le Orme - Collage

...


This arrived today and have played it a couple of times, so far.
It's OK.
I had been really enjoying what are, by all accounts, their two most popular albums and I suppose my enthusiasm willed me to think this one would be just as enjoyable.
Perhaps over time, I'll come to that conclusion.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 17th, 2010, 08:00am


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 17th, 2010, 08:27am

Yes - Close To The Edge
Yes - Going For The One

Both CD replacements for vinyl.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by The Cosmic Lawnmower on Jun 18th, 2010, 01:42am

Frost* - The Philadelphia Experiment CD/DVD (live album)... plus I got a free T-shirt!

The set includeds the new studio song 'The Dividing Line' too.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 18th, 2010, 7:33pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Jun 19th, 2010, 10:53am

on Jun 18th, 2010, 01:42am, The Cosmic Lawnmower wrote:
Frost* - The Philadelphia Experiment CD/DVD (live album)... plus I got a free T-shirt!

The set includeds the new studio song 'The Dividing Line' too.

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Didn't know about this release, thanks!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Jun 21st, 2010, 9:46pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 24th, 2010, 1:04pm

Just ordered... hope to have them in the next few days:


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Jun 26th, 2010, 1:41pm

The new Rush DVD.....It`s ok,not the sort of thing I`ll watch very often though
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Eggle on Aug 21st, 2010, 05:35am

My most recent cd is ...

Dan Reed - Coming Up For Air

He was in The Dan Reed Network band many moons ago .. gave up music and after many years came back with this recent solo album.

.. and it is the best whole album I have heard for years ..

that made me purchased his Studio Sessions DVD ... lovely stuff.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 21st, 2010, 06:30am

Elbow's Cast Of Thousands was my most recent CD purchase. Sadly I am still very disappointed with it. undecided

Re: Recent purchases
Post by progenitor on Aug 21st, 2010, 07:08am

Final Frontier - Iron Maiden
We're Here Because We're Here - Anathema
Classical Music & Popular Songs - Martin Orford
Seraphic Clockwork - Vanden Plas
Everything Must Go - Steely Dan
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Aug 28th, 2010, 04:12am

Just received the remastered Sol29 from Nosound together with the dvd. Gonna watch that today.

Also the 30th Anniversary dvd of BJH's Berlin - Concert For The People

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Aug 29th, 2010, 08:24am

On vinyl:

Rod Argent & Peter Van Hoo - Not With A Bang 7" single
Rod Argent & Barbara Thompson - Ghost
Argent - Ring of Hands
Argent - Circus
Curved Air - Lovechild
Wendy (Walter) Carlos - Switched-on Bach
John Martyn - Glorious Fool
Various artists - Intergalactic Touring Band

On CD:
ELP live at High Voltage Festival 2010
Argent live at High Voltage Festival 2010
Jethro Tull - A (remastered version)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 29th, 2010, 09:37am

Pat Benatar - Wide Awake In Dreamland (replacement for a stolen CD)
Roxy Music - The Best Of Roxy Music

Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Aug 29th, 2010, 1:30pm

IQ..The Wake 25th anniversary remaster with bonus discs.Yes,they`re at it as well
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hoggy on Aug 29th, 2010, 4:41pm

Caravan - Blind Dog at St Dunstan's cool

That's another complete set
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Aug 30th, 2010, 10:59am

Lee Abraham - View from the Bridge
Lee Abraham - Black and White

Fab stuff indeed
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 30th, 2010, 1:26pm

on Aug 30th, 2010, 10:59am, NedFlanders wrote:
Lee Abraham - View from the Bridge
Lee Abraham - Black and White

Fab stuff indeed


Welcome back, my friend! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Berlin. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Aug 31st, 2010, 09:00am

on Aug 30th, 2010, 1:26pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Welcome back, my friend! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Berlin. wink


Thank you kind sir. Fab time with lots of walking, eating and a few jars of finest German ale. 4th time I have been there and still so much to see.

Oh, and back on thread, Fish 'Sunsets on Empire', Big Big Train 'The Underfall Yard' and David Minasian's 'Random Acts of Beauty'
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Aug 31st, 2010, 12:13pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Aug 31st, 2010, 12:15pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 9th, 2010, 08:14am

Keane - Perfect Symmetry. Much better than I expected, though I still don't like Spiralling nor Better Than This. wink Mind you, since it was only £2 at HMV I'm not complaining. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by LittleJohn on Sep 9th, 2010, 09:12am

Porcupine Tree " Recordings" its quite excellent very pleased with it.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Sep 17th, 2010, 05:49am

Hayseed Dixie - Killer Grass

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 17th, 2010, 07:29am

Muse > Hullabaloo [DVD]

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 18th, 2010, 1:00pm

Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns.

Absolutely awesome, very proggy. LOVE IT! Big departure from past music.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 18th, 2010, 1:43pm

Ambrosia - "Road Island"
Ambrosia - "One Eighty"



If you're not familiar with Ambrosia's music, you really do need to check them out. Their sound defined 1970s progressive rock. Great band...........timeless!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 18th, 2010, 1:45pm

Just ordered In Absentia by Porcupine Tree. I sort of have it, but only as a CD burnt from 128 Kbps MP3s kindly supplied by a hugely missed contributor from the defunct official forum. sad Thinking about buying the new Manic Street Preachers CD. shocked

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Sep 19th, 2010, 02:41am

This week I had Phil's new one and OMD's comeback album...pretty good stuff too...

Still waiting for David Minasian's album that was ordered a while back...I think it's out tommorow.....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Sep 19th, 2010, 07:13am

I've got a few things I've ordered but not arrived yet:

Porcupine Tree - Recordings
No-Man - Returning Jesus

For some time I'd been mindful of the fact Nazareth has remastered its output from the 70s, right now, up to the early '80s.
I honed in on a few titles I didn't already have on CD and ordered those:

Nazareth - Expect No Mercy
Nazarth - Malice In Wonderland
Nazareth - The Fool Circle
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Sep 19th, 2010, 11:54am

Bougt some vinyl records of Genesis that where missing in my collection.. My dad have them, and we share our collection of vinyl, but his old records are in bad condition so I decided to buy some "new" record:

Genesis - Seconds Out
Genesis - Genesis
Genesis - Abacab
Genesis - Nursery Cryme (my old copy is worn out)

Anthony Phillips - 1984
Rod Argent/Robert Howes - A New Age
Pat Metheny - Orcestrion (finally it was released on vinyl. yey!)


On iTunes:
Phil Collins - Going Back

On DVD:
Romantic Warriors - A Progressive Music Saga (documentary)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Sep 28th, 2010, 2:50pm

Neil Young - Le Noise released to-day smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 28th, 2010, 3:11pm

on Sep 28th, 2010, 2:50pm, Mal wrote:
Neil Young - Le Noise released to-day smiley


I could have sent you this Mal wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Sep 29th, 2010, 2:33pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Sep 30th, 2010, 08:06am

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...call me slow but I got there in the end cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 30th, 2010, 08:23am

Just ordered Queen Greatest Hits (Volume 1) and Steve Winwood Refugees Of The Heart from Amazon. These are the last 2 CDs I had to buy to replace the 24 that were stolen when my car was broken into several years ago. angry

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 30th, 2010, 6:43pm

on Sep 30th, 2010, 08:06am, soldoutfad wrote:
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NICE, NICE..........VERY NICE cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 3rd, 2010, 05:07am

Brand new Carptree - 'Nymf'

Brilliant....... cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Oct 3rd, 2010, 06:29am

on Sep 30th, 2010, 08:23am, Down And Out wrote:
...Steve Winwood Refugees Of The Heart
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ROTH marked the reunion of Winwood and his former Traffic mate Jim Capaldi. One of the tracks they co-write was the minor hit off that album.
Spurred by that experience, they recorded again - this time as Traffic - and formally toured under that name.

Being a fan of a group that had virtually been dead for 20 years, these were very exciting developments for me.

So I have very fond feelings for both the music on that album and what it represented in other ways.




Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 3rd, 2010, 11:20am

on Oct 3rd, 2010, 06:29am, Witchwood wrote:
ROTH marked the reunion of Winwood and his former Traffic mate Jim Capaldi. One of the tracks they co-write was the minor hit off that album.
Spurred by that experience, they recorded again - this time as Traffic - and formally toured under that name.

Being a fan of a group that had virtually been dead for 20 years, these were very exciting developments for me.

So I have very fond feelings for both the music on that album and what it represented in other ways.


I really like ROTH even though it is considered inferior to the preceding albums by many reviewers.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Oct 3rd, 2010, 3:00pm

Not bought that much recently, but today I picked up 66 old vinyl records from my dad smiley

Stuff I have bought:

Argent - Encore (vinyl)
Genesis - Genesis (vinyl - my second copy as the first one is damaged/cracked)
Genesis - Seconds Out (vinyl - because I can't find my disk 1 in my dad's copy anywhere)
Jaco Pastorius - same (vinyl)
John Foxx - Metamatic (vinyl)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by marbles on Oct 4th, 2010, 06:56am

"Postcards from a young man" MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Anthemic pop-rock with massive choruses, lush orchestral arrangements, loud guitars and all the topics that you might imagine. And this is exactly how I like my MANICS, thank you very much smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 4th, 2010, 11:59am

While at CalProg, I purchased these DVDs -

GLASS HAMMER - Lex Live
LALLE LARSSON - Seven Deadly Pieces
NICK BARRETT/CLIVE NOLAN - A Rush Of Adrenaline
OZRIC TENTACLES - At The Pongmasters Ball

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 4th, 2010, 10:04pm

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Post by HENRY on Oct 4th, 2010, 10:05pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 4th, 2010, 10:07pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 4th, 2010, 11:03pm

on Oct 4th, 2010, 10:07pm, HENRY wrote:
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Holy crap, I need that!! NOW!! shocked
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 8th, 2010, 05:08am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Oct 8th, 2010, 10:50am

Just arrived today!

IQ - The Lost Attic

Will give it a good spin later. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Oct 8th, 2010, 11:43am

On vinyl:
Japan - Adolecent Sex (reissued on limited edition red vinyl with one 7" disc as well with bonus songs - yey cheesy )

EDIT:
Weather Report - Birdland (CBS promo 7" single)

On CD:
The Orb feat. David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres deluxe version

Tolga Kashif & London Symphony Orchestra - Genesis Suite

Syd Barret - An introduction to Syd Barrett (remastered version of old Syd Barrett songs produced by Dave Gilmour)


Other stuff:
Huge 100 cm x 70cm poster with Jaco Pastorius!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Shipwrecked on Oct 8th, 2010, 1:58pm

Vinyl -

Wobbler (Afterglow)
Museo Rosenbach (Zarathustra)

CD -

Iluvatar (first release)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Oct 8th, 2010, 3:25pm

on Oct 8th, 2010, 1:58pm, AlienAfternoon wrote:
Vinyl -

Wobbler (Afterglow)
Museo Rosenbach (Zarathustra)

CD -

Iluvatar (first release)


YEY, Wobbler! Way to go smiley
I know every member extremly well.. they are my best friends!
And I can tell that my Guild 12-string and Rickenbacker bass is used on their next upcoming album wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 9th, 2010, 10:42am

On CD:

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

MP3 Download:

Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

First time I've heard either, and enjoying both - though Tales more than Surgery (although having had Tales for a few days and Surgery a few hours, that was bound to be the case anyway. But I do think Tales is a masterpiece already, even if Ritual is played better imho on Yesshows)

Which leads me to:

Transfer from Dad's Vinyl:

Yes - Yesshows!

Have also ordered on CD Steve Hackett - Voyage of The Acolyte and Please Don't Touch, Rush - A Farewell To Kings and 2112, and Yes - Close To The Edge. Haven't heard any of those before all the way through, though having Yessongs I feel that I already know CTTE.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Shipwrecked on Oct 10th, 2010, 08:16am

on Oct 8th, 2010, 3:25pm, Mia wrote:
YEY, Wobbler! Way to go smiley
I know every member extremly well.. they are my best friends!
And I can tell that my Guild 12-string and Rickenbacker bass is used on their next upcoming album wink


I heard a few clips from Wobbler online, and decided to make the plunge and get "Afterglow" on LP. It's incredible! And the sound of the LP is warm and amazing. I don't yet have "Hinterland" but I'll get that soon.

Tell these guys they are amazing! And that's coming from me, a guy who lives here in Austin, TX, home of country music (ugh!).
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Oct 10th, 2010, 08:33am

on Oct 10th, 2010, 08:16am, AlienAfternoon wrote:
I heard a few clips from Wobbler online, and decided to make the plunge and get "Afterglow" on LP. It's incredible! And the sound of the LP is warm and amazing. I don't yet have "Hinterland" but I'll get that soon.

Tell these guys they are amazing! And that's coming from me, a guy who lives here in Austin, TX, home of country music (ugh!).


Yeah.. the LP does sound good.
I will be sure to tell them that you like it smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 10th, 2010, 11:52am

I pre-ordered Transatlantic's DVD "Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire."

I also ordered Happy The Man's "Death's Crown" on CD.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 11th, 2010, 02:57am

on Oct 10th, 2010, 11:52am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I pre-ordered Transatlantic's DVD "Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire."

I also ordered Happy The Man's "Death's Crown" on CD.


You are clearly not reading my CD list sent to you laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Oct 11th, 2010, 05:37am

Supertramp - Breakfast in America - 2010 Deluxe Edition.

A-ha 25....The Very Best of.

Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 11th, 2010, 06:54am

on Oct 11th, 2010, 02:57am, NedFlanders wrote:
You are clearly not reading my CD list sent to you laugh


You caught me dead to rights there, Ned! grin

Actually, I ordered the HTM disc to get free shipping on amazon.com

We're still enjoying the last parcel of music you sent. So much great music, so little time.......
Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Oct 11th, 2010, 07:05am

Spocks Beard..`X`...not impressed sad
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Oct 11th, 2010, 08:05am

on Aug 31st, 2010, 12:15pm, HENRY wrote:
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got it, so much awesomeness
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 11th, 2010, 6:44pm

on Oct 11th, 2010, 07:05am, martintea wrote:
Spocks Beard..`X`...not impressed sad


X is a grower. I urge you not to give up on it. It's actually quite good.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 19th, 2010, 03:00am

Just in:

Pure Reason Revolution - Hammer & Anvil. First listen tonight if time allows.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Oct 19th, 2010, 05:57am

Slayer - South Of Heaven
Helloween - MAster Of the KEys Part 2
Alter Bridge - III
Steel Panther - Steel Panther
Iommi/Hughes - Fused
Re: Recent purchases
Post by The Cosmic Lawnmower on Oct 19th, 2010, 07:28am

Clfford T Ward - 'Gaye and Other Stories'

I've been meaning to get a collection of this mans work for ages.... now I have!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 19th, 2010, 08:16am

on Oct 19th, 2010, 07:28am, The Cosmic Lawnmower wrote:
Clfford T Ward - 'Gaye and Other Stories'

I've been meaning to get a collection of this mans work for ages.... now I have!

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I have his complete back catalogue including all the releases after his sad death. Always one of my favourite singer songwriters who never got the success or accolades he truly deserved. So many others have sung his song - Justin Hayward, Cliff Richard to name but a few, yet he was such a quiet man who went about his business of writing fab songs until MS took him from us. If its good enough for Eva Cassidy then Clifford deserves equal exposure for the wonderful voice and talented songwriter.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:29am

Found in my mail box...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:34am

...and...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Lily on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:40am

on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:29am, HENRY wrote:
Found in my mail box...

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Shoot I was just looking at this last night and wondering if it was worth getting when one already has the Live at Albert Hall DVD.

Let us know how you like it Henry. Has anybody else here seen both of them?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:45am

Just ordered:

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(new 1994 definitive edition remaster from Amazon - it's come down in price by £0.04 to £3.93 since I ordered it yesterday. shocked )

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(2nd hand from Amazon for £0.98 cool Pity about the £1.24 postage & packing. undecided )

Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Oct 19th, 2010, 11:50am

on pre-order for release 3 weeks from now:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 19th, 2010, 12:11pm

on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:40am, Lily wrote:
Shoot I was just looking at this last night and wondering if it was worth getting when one already has the Live at Albert Hall DVD.

Let us know how you like it Henry. Has anybody else here seen both of them?


I have the Live at Albert Hall on blu-ray and just watched it this past weekend.

Looking forward to checking out the Gdañsk disc.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Tangent on Oct 19th, 2010, 4:19pm

on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:40am, Lily wrote:
Shoot I was just looking at this last night and wondering if it was worth getting when one already has the Live at Albert Hall DVD.

Let us know how you like it Henry. Has anybody else here seen both of them?


It is one fantastic set, guys, I prefered it to the RAH package.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Lily on Oct 19th, 2010, 4:30pm

on Oct 19th, 2010, 4:19pm, Tangent wrote:
It is one fantastic set, guys, I prefered it to the RAH package.



Oh oh, looks like I'm going to be spending more money.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by originalGfan on Oct 20th, 2010, 04:04am

on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:45am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered:

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(new 1994 definitive edition remaster from Amazon - it's come down in price by £0.04 to £3.93 since I ordered it yesterday. shocked )



I was there...!!! At the 1973 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig. You can hear me in the audience, clapping.. rolleyes

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 20th, 2010, 04:16am

on Oct 20th, 2010, 04:04am, originalGfan wrote:
I was there...!!! At the 1973 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig. You can hear me in the audience, clapping.. rolleyes

grin


I'm so jealous! Mind you, I was only 7 at the time. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Oct 20th, 2010, 10:23am

My next purchase will be the remastered 'The Wake' box set, by IQ.
Might wait and read a few reviews of it first though... wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hoggy on Oct 22nd, 2010, 2:57pm

on Oct 19th, 2010, 10:40am, Lily wrote:
Shoot I was just looking at this last night and wondering if it was worth getting when one already has the Live at Albert Hall DVD.

Let us know how you like it Henry. Has anybody else here seen both of them?
Well personally I think Live in Gdansk is up there with When in Rome and Live Over Europe. Cracking version of Echoes and also Richard Wright's last gig (I think). There is no comparison, much as I like the Royal Albert Hall DVD as well.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 22nd, 2010, 11:34pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 23rd, 2010, 10:40am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Oct 23rd, 2010, 6:23pm

on Oct 20th, 2010, 10:23am, Chessman wrote:
My next purchase will be the remastered 'The Wake' box set, by IQ.
Might wait and read a few reviews of it first though... wink


I have it.TBH The Wake isn`t one of my favourite IQ albums and of course this is what you get..

•the remastered version of the album
•two additional discs with:
work in progress rough mixes
•studio outtakes
•demos
•writing sessions
•a fourth disc (DVD) containing:
•47 minutes of ultra-rare live video from 1984 (the oldest existing footage of the band)
•a full album video commentary by Peter Nicholls, Mike Holmes and Paul Cook
•the multitrack files for a DIY-mix of the song “Corners“
•2 and a half hours of additional audio-material and interviews as mp3 files.
•a 60-page-full-colour-booklet featuring an in-depth account of the making of the album, illustrated with rare unseen photographs and contributions from all members of the band.
•there is also a double-sided poster featuring the album artwork and memorabilia

So if several versions of the same song is your sort of thing you`ll be quite happy.
The`47 minutes of ultra-rare live video from 1984`has appalling picture quality by the way.
Still,as a fan,you have to have it don`t you wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Oct 23rd, 2010, 8:37pm

Yesterday I bought this on CD:

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and today I bought this on vinyl:

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Re: Recent purchases
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on Oct 23rd, 2010, 8:37pm, mightyk wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Oct 24th, 2010, 09:46am

on Oct 23rd, 2010, 6:23pm, martintea wrote:
I have it.TBH The Wake isn`t one of my favourite IQ albums and of course this is what you get..

•the remastered version of the album
•two additional discs with:
work in progress rough mixes
•studio outtakes
•demos
•writing sessions
•a fourth disc (DVD) containing:
•47 minutes of ultra-rare live video from 1984 (the oldest existing footage of the band)
•a full album video commentary by Peter Nicholls, Mike Holmes and Paul Cook
•the multitrack files for a DIY-mix of the song “Corners“
•2 and a half hours of additional audio-material and interviews as mp3 files.
•a 60-page-full-colour-booklet featuring an in-depth account of the making of the album, illustrated with rare unseen photographs and contributions from all members of the band.
•there is also a double-sided poster featuring the album artwork and memorabilia

So if several versions of the same song is your sort of thing you`ll be quite happy.
The`47 minutes of ultra-rare live video from 1984`has appalling picture quality by the way.
Still,as a fan,you have to have it don`t you wink


Seems you are a fan then Martin. grin

It's the main album that interests me, though I'll defo take a look at the rest of the material. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Oct 24th, 2010, 5:47pm

on Oct 23rd, 2010, 10:23pm, HENRY wrote:
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...and I only paid $4.20 USD for it... grin

It's in decent condition, has the original MFSL inner sleeve and everything, very nice.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 25th, 2010, 11:02am

on Oct 24th, 2010, 5:47pm, mightyk wrote:
...and I only paid $4.20 USD for it... grin

It's in decent condition, has the original MFSL inner sleeve and everything, very nice.


I used to have an "audiophile series" edition way back when, but I think I wore it out. undecided

Not long ago I picked up a 180g A&M reissue that is very nice, but a good MoFi copy would be ideal. They seem to be coming out with a lot of new stuff lately. Hopefully they'll do this one again. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 25th, 2010, 3:33pm

3 tasty albums arrived today:

Lunatic Soul II (Riverside's main man's second solo album)

Manning - 'Charlestown'

Radio Massacre International - 'Time and Motion'

Also recently received from a good source:

Glass Hammer 'If'

Tinyfish - 'The Big Red Spark'
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 27th, 2010, 06:55am

Glass Hammer - "Lex Live" DVD
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This is an amazing performance by the legendary 8-member lineup; one of America's leading progressive rock bands, recorded at Nearfest 2003.

I love the way GH's songs take you on a journey, and the music is always top notch. The gig includes music from Lex Rex, Chronometree and Perelandra.

Highly recommended!

Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Oct 27th, 2010, 08:42am

The Ray Thomas box set, signed & personalised.

But here's the good bit. I put the old 2 Threshold 1989 release CD's on Ebay, and they sold for just over what I paid for the box set! laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 27th, 2010, 08:44am

on Oct 27th, 2010, 08:42am, foxfeeder wrote:
The Ray Thomas box set, signed & personalised.

But here's the good bit. I put the old 2 Threshold 1989 release CD's on Ebay, and they sold for just over what I paid for the box set! laugh


Interested to learn if the sound quality has been significantly improved over the original CDs.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Tangent on Oct 27th, 2010, 09:16am

on Oct 23rd, 2010, 8:37pm, mightyk wrote:
and today I bought this on vinyl:

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Still have my original vinyl.... A complete & utter masterpiece. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 27th, 2010, 09:22am

on Oct 27th, 2010, 09:16am, Tangent wrote:
Still have my original vinyl.... A complete & utter masterpiece. smiley


So do I! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Oct 27th, 2010, 11:27am

on Oct 27th, 2010, 08:44am, NedFlanders wrote:
Interested to learn if the sound quality has been significantly improved over the original CDs.


I did compare "High above my head" back to back, and it did sound slightly better! I think the originals were pretty good anyway. In any case, I have the old CD's ripped in lossless Atrac form on my PC, so I still have it! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 27th, 2010, 1:50pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 27th, 2010, 6:54pm

I received in the mail today -

Transatlantic Whirld Tour 2010 DVD (2 discs)
CalProg Authorized Bootleg 2010 CD
Happy The Man - "Death's Crown" CD

This is going to be one helluva great weekend! cool cool cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Oct 27th, 2010, 7:02pm

Received in the mail today:

Japan - Tin Drum
Japan - Gentlemen takes Polaroids
Japan - Quiet Life

all on vinyl of course smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 27th, 2010, 8:30pm

On a roll...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 28th, 2010, 02:49am

Pineapple Thief - Show a little love
Yes - Somethings coming - BBC recordings 1969-70
Dec Burke - Destroy all Monsters
Leon Alvarado - Leon plays Genesis EP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by analogkid on Oct 31st, 2010, 3:21pm

on Oct 28th, 2010, 02:49am, NedFlanders wrote:
Pineapple Thief - Show a little love


you were late - i could ve saved you the expense cos it really doesnt add anything to what you already have and I would be surprised if the parts where they try new avenues are of your interest Neddy!

over here well chuffed with the following acquisitions
Lunatic Soul - LS II
Jakob - Cale_Drew
Orb & D Gilmour - Metallic Spheres
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 31st, 2010, 4:31pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Nov 1st, 2010, 12:37pm

Deep Purple - Fireball
Scott Stapp - The Great Divide
Alter Bridge - AB III
Steel Panther - Feel The Steel
Iomm/Hughes - Fused
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Nov 1st, 2010, 3:41pm

On CD:
Peter Bardens - The Answer (2010 remastered edition)

Digital download:
Roger Hodgson - Live 2010
Bryan Ferry - Olympia
David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers


On DVD:
Simon Phillips - Complete

On vinyl:
Prince - Purple Rain (Mexican pressing on purple vinyl w/poster)

Weather Report - Birdland (7" stereo/mono single)



Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 2nd, 2010, 03:44am

Yogi Lang (RPWL) new solo album 'No Decoder' which should arrive next week - its out on 5 November. I might get this earlier as I ordered it in advance.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Tangent on Nov 2nd, 2010, 05:36am

Just arrived:

Midummer - Picture Palace Music, Including a signed card from Thorsten Quaeschning. He is such a nice bloke! smiley

Will be listening shortly.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 2nd, 2010, 06:56am

on Nov 2nd, 2010, 03:44am, NedFlanders wrote:
Yogi Lang (RPWL) new solo album 'No Decoder' which should arrive next week - its out on 5 November. I might get this earlier as I ordered it in advance.


I met Yogi at CalProg this year. He couldn't be a nicer guy, and very approachable by fans. Looking forward to hearing his new release, and hopefully something new by RPWL as well, with their new bass player.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 2nd, 2010, 08:09am

on Nov 2nd, 2010, 05:36am, Tangent wrote:
Just arrived:

Midummer - Picture Palace Music, Including a signed card from Thorsten Quaeschning. He is such a nice bloke! smiley

Will be listening shortly.


Interested to learn if it is as good as previous works cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 2nd, 2010, 11:33am

on Nov 2nd, 2010, 05:36am, Tangent wrote:
Just arrived:

Midummer - Picture Palace Music, Including a signed card from Thorsten Quaeschning. He is such a nice bloke! smiley

Will be listening shortly.


I'm not jealous laugh well OK I am smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Tangent on Nov 2nd, 2010, 12:10pm

I don't think you guys will be disappointed.

Jealous, but not disappointed..... tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Nov 2nd, 2010, 4:24pm

Focus - Mother Focus

Personally, I think its great. cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 2nd, 2010, 8:47pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 2nd, 2010, 9:01pm

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2CD + DVD


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 3rd, 2010, 08:26am

on Nov 2nd, 2010, 8:47pm, Dust wrote:
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Very under-rated singer. Love her voice and will need to check this out.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 3rd, 2010, 08:27am

Can anyone explain to me the reason for Band of the Run coming out yet again? It has come out remastered years ago so why is it back out again?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 3rd, 2010, 1:31pm

on Nov 3rd, 2010, 08:27am, NedFlanders wrote:
Can anyone explain to me the reason for Band of the Run coming out yet again? It has come out remastered years ago so why is it back out again?


Previous "remaster" releases of McCartney's albums have had a mixed response. I don't know specifically about the last reissue of Band On The Run, which was probably done about 10 years ago, but this is the first release in a series that was done by the same group that worked on the newest Beatles remasters and the just released the Lennon albums.

I have never purchased any of McCartney's earlier releases on CD except for Band On The Run, which I think is the 25th Anniversary Edition. It will be interesting to compare this and the new release for sound quality. But I recall that the earlier reissues of his albums were to be avoided at all cost.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 4th, 2010, 12:09pm

And the binge continues...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Nov 5th, 2010, 2:35pm

A pair of these: http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headphones/Headphones/P5/Overview.html

The world of music definitely sounds better! hehe smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 5th, 2010, 3:00pm

on Nov 2nd, 2010, 8:47pm, Dust wrote:
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Music aside, she's also fairly easy on the eye. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Nov 5th, 2010, 3:10pm

on Nov 2nd, 2010, 9:01pm, HENRY wrote:
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2CD + DVD




I had that one too.....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Nov 5th, 2010, 3:13pm

I also picked up Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 5th, 2010, 3:16pm

on Nov 2nd, 2010, 8:47pm, Dust wrote:
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on Nov 5th, 2010, 3:00pm, Down And Out wrote:
Music aside, she's also fairly easy on the eye. wink



Not that it matters of course--she's a talented songwriter and has a beautiful voice--but since you brought it up....


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She has written songs about her plain and ordinary looks, and I never would have thought of her as a beauty (again, her appearance doesn't matter, but you did bring it up)! wink But yes, it does appear that she is indeed quite attractive on this latest album cover.

I am going to see her perform in February, so I'll let you know. Not that how she looks makes any difference, mind you....

smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 6th, 2010, 05:26am

Well..OK...not really a purchase as Greg Spawton of Big Big Train sent it to me...but believe me...the new EP "Far Skies Deep Time" is simply outstanding...complete with a brilliant cover of Ant Phillips' "Master Of Time"...miss this one at your peril folks...GO BUY IT!!

grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 8th, 2010, 2:24pm

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Hey Nigel... I don't wanna hear your "easy on the eye"!

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 8th, 2010, 3:35pm

on Nov 8th, 2010, 2:24pm, Dust wrote:
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Hey Nigel... I don't wanna hear your "easy on the eye"!

grin

I used to enjoy (the music on) that album - my brother had it on LP. Haven't heard it for ages though. undecided

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 9th, 2010, 5:35pm


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by santibanks on Nov 9th, 2010, 7:34pm

I'm buying most of my stuff from ebay now. Much cheaper then the music stores or online stores here…

Anyways here goes:
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I'm currently aiming to get my chick corea and pat metheny collections complete (though that will take a while).
But I'm also in the market to get some more SACD's in the collection. Currently on watch are Oscar Peterson's Olympia concert, Yellowjackets Altered State, Duke Ellington Paris Concert and Bill Evans' Waltz for Debby smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 10th, 2010, 02:30am

Hopefully my copy of So should arrive in the next few days. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 11th, 2010, 1:22pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Nov 13th, 2010, 05:27am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Nov 16th, 2010, 11:28am

On CD:

Steve Hackett - Rails (signed version.. I hope)
Rod Argent - Classically Speaking (signed 11/1000)


On Vinyl:

Steve Hackett - OOTTM (smokey vinyl version)
Rare Bird - Rare Bird (Charisma label - very rare)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Expresso II
Simon Phillips - Protocol (very rare on vinyl)
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe



Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 16th, 2010, 10:03pm

Good day today...

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Re: Recent purchases
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 17th, 2010, 05:18am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Nov 17th, 2010, 05:33am

on Nov 8th, 2010, 2:24pm, Dust wrote:
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Hey Nigel... I don't wanna hear your "easy on the eye"!

grin


Linzi Drew..I recognise that arse grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Nov 17th, 2010, 07:41am

Waiting for two cds to arrive at the moment:

Arena - Contagion
Strawbs - From The Witchwood


Both are crap, but I'm buying them anyway... rolleyes

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Nov 17th, 2010, 08:15am

on Nov 17th, 2010, 07:41am, Chessman wrote:
Waiting for two cds to arrive at the moment:

Arena - Contagion
Strawbs - From The Witchwood


Both are crap, but I'm buying them anyway... rolleyes

grin


Agree about Contagion,dunno about The Strawbs one
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Nov 17th, 2010, 11:21am

on Nov 16th, 2010, 10:08pm, HENRY wrote:
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The Raconteurs, very good band. Really good album that one. ENJOY cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Nov 18th, 2010, 10:51am

on Oct 23rd, 2010, 6:23pm, martintea wrote:
I have it.TBH The Wake isn`t one of my favourite IQ albums and of course this is what you get..

•the remastered version of the album
•two additional discs with:
work in progress rough mixes
•studio outtakes
•demos
•writing sessions
•a fourth disc (DVD) containing:
•47 minutes of ultra-rare live video from 1984 (the oldest existing footage of the band)
•a full album video commentary by Peter Nicholls, Mike Holmes and Paul Cook
•the multitrack files for a DIY-mix of the song “Corners“
•2 and a half hours of additional audio-material and interviews as mp3 files.
•a 60-page-full-colour-booklet featuring an in-depth account of the making of the album, illustrated with rare unseen photographs and contributions from all members of the band.
•there is also a double-sided poster featuring the album artwork and memorabilia

So if several versions of the same song is your sort of thing you`ll be quite happy.
The`47 minutes of ultra-rare live video from 1984`has appalling picture quality by the way.
Still,as a fan,you have to have it don`t you wink


And now I`ve just got "The Wake" live cd/dvd
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 18th, 2010, 12:36pm

on Nov 17th, 2010, 11:21am, OwenTheBarrel wrote:
The Raconteurs, very good band. Really good album that one. ENJOY cool


Thanks. I've heard a lot of good things about this one, and I finally remembered to grab a copy. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 18th, 2010, 12:36pm

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Blu-ray
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 18th, 2010, 1:17pm

on Nov 18th, 2010, 12:36pm, HENRY wrote:
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I bet that will be superb cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Nov 19th, 2010, 06:03am

On CD:
Eddie Jobson's U-Z Project - Ultimate Zero Tour live 2009

Digital download:
Eddie Jobson's U-Z Project - Ultimate Zero Tour live 2009


On vinyl:
Japan - Quiet Life (2010 reissue on red vinyl. Limited edition.)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 22nd, 2010, 7:26pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 23rd, 2010, 03:45am

Just ordered this CD from Amazon:

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My original CD is scratched on Supper's Ready Grendel. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 23rd, 2010, 03:46am

on Nov 22nd, 2010, 7:26pm, Dust wrote:
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Excellent album - Lucky Man is my favourite track. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 26th, 2010, 08:20am

Have you ever wondered what you'd get if you crossed Prince and Frank Zappa with Sheryl Crow and En Vogue and Thomas Dolby? Of course you haven't. No one would. That would just be insane.

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The critics savaged this album, mainly because it includes four "experimental" songs that are bloody awful. But if you're a Liz phan, particularly of her folk-pop Crow-type stuff, there's a half-dozen good tracks here to make it worthwhile. (Just don't say I didn't warn you about the sh*t that's on there.)



cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Nov 26th, 2010, 08:28am

on Nov 23rd, 2010, 03:45am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered this CD from Amazon:

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My original CD is scratched on Supper's Ready Grendel. wink


I used to have this cd and quite liked it. Gave it away in the end I think. However, if they ever get round to remastering it, I'll probably buy it again. Personally, I love Grendel, precisely because it does sound so much like Genesis. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Nov 26th, 2010, 08:29am

on Nov 26th, 2010, 08:20am, Dust wrote:
Have you ever wondered what you'd get if you crossed Prince and Frank Zappa with Sheryl Crow and En Vogue and Thomas Dolby? Of course you haven't. No one would. That would just be insane.

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The critics savaged this album, mainly because it includes four "experimental" songs that are bloody awful. But if you're a Liz phan, particularly of her folk-pop Crow-type stuff, there's a half-dozen good tracks here to make it worthwhile. (Just don't say I didn't warn you about the sh*t that's on there.)



cool


Never heard of her I have to admit...but I'm not a fan of Sheryl Crow so I doubt I'd like her.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 26th, 2010, 10:04am

on Nov 26th, 2010, 08:20am, Dust wrote:
Have you ever wondered what you'd get if you crossed Prince and Frank Zappa with Sheryl Crow and En Vogue and Thomas Dolby? Of course you haven't. No one would. That would just be insane.

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The critics savaged this album, mainly because it includes four "experimental" songs that are bloody awful. But if you're a Liz phan, particularly of her folk-pop Crow-type stuff, there's a half-dozen good tracks here to make it worthwhile. (Just don't say I didn't warn you about the sh*t that's on there.)

cool


So her new one is out now? Big fan here. Went to see here live last time she was around. I've heard a lot of mixed comments about Funstyle. Still, I'll probably pick up a copy. I don't mind weird stuff. Too bad though, because she has the ability to create some brilliant pop songs.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 26th, 2010, 10:14am

on Nov 26th, 2010, 08:29am, Chessman wrote:
Never heard of her I have to admit...but I'm not a fan of Sheryl Crow so I doubt I'd like her.


I don't care for Sheryl Crow either. And can't say for myself that she reminds me of Liz in any way. Not the best comparison if you ask me.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 26th, 2010, 10:31am

on Nov 26th, 2010, 10:04am, HENRY wrote:
So her new one is out now? Big fan here. Went to see here live last time she was around. I've heard a lot of mixed comments about Funstyle. Still, I'll probably pick up a copy. I don't mind weird stuff. Too bad though, because she has the ability to create some brilliant pop songs.


There's also a bonus disc called Girlysongs that I haven't listened to yet. Stuff she recorded in her early days that have apparently been floating around amongst fans. I'm looking forward to checking that out over the weekend.

I'd love to see her live, but I don't think my wife would be into it. I've taken her to see Suzanne and Sarah and Aimee, but I drew the line at Alanis. This one might be going too far for my soft-rock-listening spouse.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 26th, 2010, 10:35am

on Nov 26th, 2010, 10:14am, HENRY wrote:
I don't care for Sheryl Crow either. And can't say for myself that she reminds me of Liz in any way. Not the best comparison if you ask me.


I hear a resemblance in the vocals and style of a few of the new songs, more so than on any of her previous albums.

Then again, I hear a resemblance between the Lightning Seeds and the Pet Shop Boys, so what do I know!!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Nov 29th, 2010, 1:20pm

On vinyl:

CSNY - Deja Vu (original US 1.edition version)
Kraftwerk - Die Mensch-Machine (original Kling Klang label version)
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (original Kling Klang label version)
Simon Phillips - Protocol (very rare find)

Re: Recent purchases
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 9th, 2010, 06:55am

on Dec 9th, 2010, 05:46am, Dust wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 10th, 2010, 06:27am

Amy MacDonald - This Is The Life
Thirty Seconds To Mars - This Is War

Really impressed with the former on first hearing - bought it based on hearing Mr Rock & Roll. Currently listening to the latter.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Dec 10th, 2010, 07:22am

Been buying a bit of Dylan with a focus on albums I'd previously skipped over but, upon further reading, decided to go back give a try.

Bob Dylan - New Morning
Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 10th, 2010, 09:34am

on Dec 9th, 2010, 05:46am, Dust wrote:
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on Dec 9th, 2010, 06:55am, Down And Out wrote:
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Yep, I'm liking it. Picked it up on eBay for a dollar, new and sealed. Good stuff! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Dec 10th, 2010, 09:44am

My most recent 'purchase' was the freeebie from last week's Mail on Sunday...Blondie...Parallel Lines
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 10th, 2010, 1:46pm

on Dec 10th, 2010, 09:44am, carpetwalker wrote:
My most recent 'purchase' was the freeebie from last week's Mail on Sunday...Blondie...Parallel Lines

Yes, I "inherited" that from my parents - great stuff.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Dec 10th, 2010, 3:50pm

On vinyl:

U.K - Nothing to Loose/In the Dead of Night 7" single
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Kling Klang label)
Kraftwerk - Radio Aktivität (Kling Klang label)
Argent - All Together Now

Digital download:
Simon Phillips - Carol of the Bell
Marco Minnemann & Mario Brinkmann - Shining

Other stuff:
Japan - Adolescent Sex poster ad from NME 1978

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 10th, 2010, 7:45pm

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180g LP


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180g LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Dec 11th, 2010, 04:37am

on Dec 10th, 2010, 7:45pm, HENRY wrote:
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180g LP


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180g LP


Gotta love Elvis....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Dec 14th, 2010, 5:01pm

I was pretty excited today to find one of these:

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Evidently, it's one of the original CDs (50 titles) released in Japan in October of 1982?

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 14th, 2010, 7:37pm

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New prog for me... will listen tomorrow.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 16th, 2010, 03:33am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Dec 17th, 2010, 12:59pm

On vinyl:

Argent - All Together Now
Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (2010 reissue)
Pat Metheny Group - American Garage (2010 reissue)
Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua (2010 reissue)
Camel - The Single Factor (my dad's old copy is too worn out to be played.. so I needed a new "old" copy)

And this arrived today (along with a signed version of "Rails"):

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Dec 17th, 2010, 8:01pm

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Within the last week or so...all on CD.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hunter Salmacis on Dec 18th, 2010, 11:30pm

Nels Cline: Dirty baby
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Daft Punk: Tron Legacy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 21st, 2010, 1:14pm

Arrived today:

The Enid Live at Birmingham Town Hall DVD.

The very gig that Lesley and I went to back in April, so just need to watch it now to see this fantastic show again and see if we appear in any audience shots undecided smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 21st, 2010, 1:27pm

on Dec 21st, 2010, 1:14pm, Mal wrote:
Arrived today:

The Enid Live at Birmingham Town Hall DVD.

The very gig that Lesley and I went to back in April, so just need to watch it now to see this fantastic show again and see if we appear in any audience shots undecided smiley


You know where I am Alan wink Wee package coming your way in the new year mate wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Dec 22nd, 2010, 06:41am

Finally, Spock's Beard's X turned up at Wakefield HMV!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 28th, 2010, 10:39am

Just ordered 2 1970s classic albums from Amazon to beat the VAT increase: Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and 10cc's The Original Soundtrack. smiley


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Dec 29th, 2010, 2:40pm

On vinyl:

Chick Corea - Children Songs
Chick Corea - Now he sings, Now he sobs
Chick Corea - My Spanish Heart
Return to Forever - Light as a Feather
John Wetton - Caught in the Crossfire
Mick Karn - Titles
Shadowshow - same (featuring Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson and many more)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by parrotmonkey87 on Dec 29th, 2010, 7:30pm

on Dec 16th, 2010, 03:33am, HENRY wrote:
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On vinyl! wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 29th, 2010, 7:54pm

on Dec 29th, 2010, 7:30pm, parrotmonkey87 wrote:
On vinyl! wink


Damn you! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 29th, 2010, 7:55pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Provocation on Dec 29th, 2010, 8:18pm

I rebought the remaster of Rush's first album. I had worn it out.

Also bought Feedback, because I didn't own it.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 31st, 2010, 12:09pm

on Dec 29th, 2010, 7:55pm, HENRY wrote:
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That one's been on my list for a month. How do you like it?

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Provocation on Dec 31st, 2010, 12:10pm

Tickets to go see Rush live in 2011!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 31st, 2010, 12:15pm

on Dec 31st, 2010, 12:09pm, Dust wrote:
That one's been on my list for a month. How do you like it?


Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. Too busy going through the recent Lennon remasters. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by parrotmonkey87 on Dec 31st, 2010, 12:55pm

on Dec 31st, 2010, 12:15pm, HENRY wrote:
Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. Too busy going through the recent Lennon remasters. cool


The Signature Box, plus Double Fantasy Stripped Down took me some time to get through as well!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 8th, 2011, 05:51am

on Dec 28th, 2010, 10:39am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered 2 1970s classic albums from Amazon to beat the VAT increase: Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and 10cc's The Original Soundtrack. smiley

These finally arrived 11 (eleven) days after ordering. shocked OK, I know we've had the new year but Amazon normally set such high standards. undecided Still, they are 2 classic albums which were well worth waiting for. smiley


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mia on Jan 8th, 2011, 3:44pm

On vinyl:

Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn (original 1967 UK stereo version)
John Wetton - Caught in the Crossfire
Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire
Bryan Ferry - These Foolish Things
Rod Argent/Barbara Thompson etc - Shadowshow
Gryphon - Gryphon
Gryphon - Midnight Mushrumps
Gryphon - Treason


Digital download:
Repple & Marco Minnemann - Lillhagen
(my Swedish friend, Lennart has produced music that he's put on top Marco's 51 minute long"Normalizer" drum-solo). Get the album here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/reppleandmarcominnemann


Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 8th, 2011, 9:26pm

On DVD -
Traffic - Live At Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (1972)

Marillion - Somewhere In London (2008)

Hiromi Uehara - Hiromi's Sonicbloom Live In Concert (2008)

On CD -
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion - Future Past (2010) this is a pre-purchase here in the states - available for shipping after January 11, 2011

Haken - Aquarius (2010) #2 on progarchive's Top 100 prog CDs of 2010

BunChakeze - Whose Dream? (2010) originally recorded in 1985 #60 on progarchive's Top 100 prog CDs of 2010
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Jan 9th, 2011, 05:40am

Hopefully I'll order the Hasse Froberg CD from Amazon.

However, my jaw dropped when they were asking for £20 for the Big Big Train EP with their version of Master Of Time on!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 9th, 2011, 10:06am

on Jan 9th, 2011, 05:40am, sistermoon wrote:
Hopefully I'll order the Hasse Froberg CD from Amazon.

However, my jaw dropped when they were asking for £20 for the Big Big Train EP with their version of Master Of Time on!


Get it directly from the band website for only £6.

http://www.bigbigtrain.com/
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 19th, 2011, 07:24am

Just received -

On DVD -
Traffic - Live At Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (1972)

Marillion - Somewhere In London (2008)

Hiromi Uehara - Hiromi's Sonicbloom Live In Concert (2008)

On CD -
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion - Future Past (2010) this is a pre-purchase here in the states - available for shipping after January 11, 2011

Haken - Aquarius (2010) #2 on progarchive's Top 100 prog CDs of 2010

BunChakeze - Whose Dream? (2010) originally recorded in 1985 #60 on progarchive's Top 100 prog CDs of 2010
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Jan 19th, 2011, 07:35am

The Hasse Froberg CD arrived today!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Jan 19th, 2011, 07:46am

Ordered yesterday on Amazon:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jan 19th, 2011, 5:39pm

Thank you Mr. Postman... grin

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5CD/1 DVD


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 24th, 2011, 10:29am

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(not that I'm suggesting Amy is a cow grin wink)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Jan 24th, 2011, 10:36am

Deceptive Bends - 10cc
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Jan 24th, 2011, 11:17am

on Jan 19th, 2011, 07:24am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Just received -

On DVD -
Traffic - Live At Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (1972)
...


That's a treasured DVD in my collection, me being a huge fan of the Traffic but not old enough to have seen them with Chris Wood in the lineup.

As for me, I've been tiptoeing through old Italian prog, picking up the odd disc wherever I hear promising sounds.
I also recently ordered an album that is a collaboration of two East Indian artists I like.

Quella Veccia Locanda - It Tempo della Gioia

Locanda Delle Fate - Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano

Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain - Rag Madhuvanti/Misra


Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 3rd, 2011, 8:17pm

Mr. Postman strikes again... cool

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CD/DVD

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Feb 4th, 2011, 05:00am

I got the Big Big Train EP from their website (via Amazon link)last week!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 4th, 2011, 05:01am

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Beautifully packaged CD + DVD-A. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 4th, 2011, 06:08am

on Feb 4th, 2011, 05:00am, sistermoon wrote:
I got the Big Big Train EP from their website (via Amazon link)last week!


Hope you have 'The Underfall Yard' which is simply sublime.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Feb 4th, 2011, 09:53am

Locanda delle Fate - Forse le lucciole non si amano più

This arrived about a week ago and I've been playing it every day since.
I've been reading about Italian prog bands and picking up the odd album here and there the last couple of years.
LdF isn't as renowned as some of other classic Italian prog bands but I really like this one and would easily rate it among the top of those that I've heard.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 14th, 2011, 04:36am

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£1.23 including free delivery from Play.com - second hand but in good condition. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 14th, 2011, 11:24am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Lily on Feb 14th, 2011, 2:22pm

on Feb 14th, 2011, 11:24am, HENRY wrote:
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I assume you have caught up with all that other viewing/listening then? grin

Cool buy Henry.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 14th, 2011, 6:28pm

on Feb 14th, 2011, 2:22pm, Lily wrote:
I assume you have caught up with all that other viewing/listening then? grin



No. embarassed


Hey, shouldn't you be at the Bon Jovi concert tonight? grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Lily on Feb 14th, 2011, 10:30pm

on Feb 14th, 2011, 6:28pm, HENRY wrote:
Hey, shouldn't you be at the Bon Jovi concert tonight? grin


Where, what, when, oh no did I miss it? grin


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 14th, 2011, 10:38pm

on Feb 14th, 2011, 10:30pm, Lily wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 15th, 2011, 11:51am

Magic Pie - "The Suffering Joy" cool
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Feb 15th, 2011, 12:50pm

on Feb 15th, 2011, 11:51am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Magic Pie - "The Suffering Joy" cool
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Let's know what you think Dave, when you've given it a few spins will you? This is on my 'must buy' list. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hoggy on Feb 15th, 2011, 12:54pm

Undergoing a bit of a Renaissance at the mo

Dreams & Omens and

Live in Chicago
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 15th, 2011, 2:15pm

on Feb 15th, 2011, 11:51am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Magic Pie - "The Suffering Joy" cool
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You know where I live David wink Will have something nice coming your way very soon.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 15th, 2011, 2:18pm

Pallas XXV
Sylvan - Encounters (remastered plus bonus)
RPWL - Rarities
Mostly Autumn - Passengers remastered
Magenta - Live at Real World (fabulous) DVD and double CD
Magenta - Live at the Point DVD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 15th, 2011, 7:04pm

on Feb 15th, 2011, 2:15pm, NedFlanders wrote:
You know where I live David wink Will have something nice coming your way very soon.


Wink wink, nudge nudge, eh Neddie? wink grin

I'll whisk it to you after I receive it in the mail.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 16th, 2011, 05:54am

on Feb 15th, 2011, 7:04pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Wink wink, nudge nudge, eh Neddie? wink grin

I'll whisk it to you after I receive it in the mail.


You are a gem my friend and will be rewarded kiss
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Feb 16th, 2011, 12:44pm

Didn't realise that Sylvan's Encountered has been remastered. shocked


Yesterday I placed an order with Rockserwis for the following:

GAZPACHO
Missa Atropos (deluxe digibook edition)

MR. GIL
Light And Sound

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM)
The World Became The World (remastered and expanded edition)

LUNATIC SOUL (MARIUSZ DUDA of RIVERSIDE)
Lunatic Soul II (white)

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM)
Jet Lag (remastered and expanded edition)

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM)
Chocolate Kings (remastered and expanded edition) (2CD)

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM)
Photos Of Ghosts (remastered and expanded edition)


smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Feb 16th, 2011, 1:46pm

on Feb 4th, 2011, 06:08am, NedFlanders wrote:
Hope you have 'The Underfall Yard' which is simply sublime.


My copy just turned up today... cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by maribor on Feb 16th, 2011, 5:10pm

Big sale in local store:
Vangelis - Soil Festivities
Jon & Vangelis - Short Stories
Supertramp - Brother Where You Bound
- Crisis What Crisis
Mike Oldfield - Light & Shade
Asia - Then & Now
Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant
Elton John - Captain Fantastic...
Dio - Dream Evil
Traffic - Welcome to the Canteen
Rick Wakeman - Journey to the Centre of the Earth
- 6 Wifes of Henry VIII
Wishbone Ash - New England
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Feb 17th, 2011, 11:31am

on Feb 16th, 2011, 5:10pm, maribor wrote:
Big sale in local store:
Dio - Dream Evil


Cracking album, I love ALl the Fools Sailed Away, Sunset Superman & I could of been a dreamer cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 17th, 2011, 2:04pm

on Feb 16th, 2011, 12:44pm, demolition man wrote:
Didn't realise that Sylvan's Encountered has been remastered. shocked



smiley


OOps, wrong album, I meant Deliverance.

After years of waiting the first SYLVAN CD "DELIVERANCE" is available again.

And it‘s a Special Edition!!!

Beside a narrowly mixed artwork and a overworked version of "A Fairytale Ending", the special edition contains a bonus CD with the 12 1/2 minutes prog epic "The Lie".

This song based on so far unreleased material from the “Deliverance“ writing session and was recored specially for this edition

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 18th, 2011, 07:23am

Magic Pie - "The Suffering Joy"


Promo on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TNMg7lWXek




Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Feb 18th, 2011, 11:37am

on Feb 17th, 2011, 2:04pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Beside a narrowly mixed artwork and a overworked version of "A Fairytale Ending", the special edition contains a bonus CD with the 12 1/2 minutes prog epic "The Lie".

This song based on so far unreleased material from the “Deliverance“ writing session and was recored specially for this edition


I guess I'll have to get this then wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Feb 18th, 2011, 6:09pm

Roger Waters - In The Flesh 2 CD & DVD for 12 quid - Happy Days smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 18th, 2011, 9:09pm

Presto Ballet - "Invisible Places" cool

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Feb 19th, 2011, 03:33am

on Feb 18th, 2011, 9:09pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Presto Ballet - "Invisible Places" cool

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Nice album cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 19th, 2011, 11:53am

Just arrived this morning:

The Enid - Aerie Faerie Nonsense
The Enid - In the region of the summer stars

Both are the original albums which have been remastered from the original tapes by Max Read of the band. These were considered lost after the split with Pyre Records in the late 70s and the band had to re-record them albums with new titles and at times new workings before these tapes managed to find their way back into the hands of Robert John Godfrey.

The remastering is superb and for the first time I can finally hear the original albums as they first came out with the warmth of vinyl due to the incredible job done by Max.

Oh, original artwork too cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 19th, 2011, 6:15pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 21st, 2011, 11:51pm

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Just ordered from Amazon for £3.99. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 22nd, 2011, 6:45pm

Just received in the mail, direct from Sweden!

Magic Pie are among the finest purveyors of modern progressive rock - candy to the ears.

I can't wait to spin this baby!!
grin cool



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Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Feb 24th, 2011, 2:03pm

on Feb 19th, 2011, 11:53am, NedFlanders wrote:
Just arrived this morning:

The Enid - Aerie Faerie Nonsense
The Enid - In the region of the summer stars

Both are the original albums which have been remastered from the original tapes by Max Read of the band. These were considered lost after the split with Pyre Records in the late 70s and the band had to re-record them albums with new titles and at times new workings before these tapes managed to find their way back into the hands of Robert John Godfrey.

The remastering is superb and for the first time I can finally hear the original albums as they first came out with the warmth of vinyl due to the incredible job done by Max.

Oh, original artwork too cheesy


More for my shopping list cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 25th, 2011, 09:21am

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Hadn't heard this in decades, and I picked it up on eBay for a few bucks. Not as great as I'd remembered it, but there's still some really good stuff on there. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 1st, 2011, 09:55am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Schrottrocker on Mar 3rd, 2011, 6:12pm

As I happen to have some money to waste I bought The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination (2CD Deluxe Edition). smiley And I finally ordered The Geese And The Ghost Remaster smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 4th, 2011, 02:51am

Spock's Beard - X

Build a Rocket Boys - Elbow
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 4th, 2011, 03:34am

on Mar 4th, 2011, 02:51am, carpetwalker wrote:
Spock's Beard - X

Build a Rocket Boys - Elbow

I'm expecting a full review of the latter to help me make my mind up as to whether or not to buy it. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 4th, 2011, 07:05am

Mike Oldfield - Tres Lunas. Finally got around to buying an original copy of this album - got virtually all his stuff on CD. Really like his style akin to sound on Songs from Distant Earth (my personal favourite album of Mike's)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 4th, 2011, 07:15am

on Mar 3rd, 2011, 6:12pm, Schrottrocker wrote:
As I happen to have some money to waste I bought The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination (2CD Deluxe Edition). smiley And I finally ordered The Geese And The Ghost Remaster smiley


FYI - Ambrosia is the band backing Alan Parsons on the song The Raven. I really admire Ambrosia, and I'm going to be seeing them on April 15th in San Juan Capistrano, California. If you've not got their albums, I highly recommend them.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by parrotmonkey87 on Mar 4th, 2011, 12:29pm

I recently got the Phil Collins Going Back 7" box set of 15 45's!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 4th, 2011, 1:30pm

on Mar 4th, 2011, 12:29pm, parrotmonkey87 wrote:
I recently got the Phil Collins Going Back 7" box set of 15 45's!



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Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 4th, 2011, 1:43pm

on Mar 4th, 2011, 03:34am, Down And Out wrote:
I'm expecting a full review of the latter to help me make my mind up as to whether or not to buy it. wink


Actually I only received it today so haven't had a chance yet...but hopefully over the weekend I can immerse myself so to speak and then I'll be giving my own verdict in the early part of next week....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 5th, 2011, 02:40am

on Mar 4th, 2011, 1:43pm, carpetwalker wrote:
Actually I only received it today so haven't had a chance yet...but hopefully over the weekend I can immerse myself so to speak and then I'll be giving my own verdict in the early part of next week....

I kind of guessed that. It seems to be getting 4/5 in most reviews and so I will almost certainly get it fairly soon.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 5th, 2011, 03:02am

Well I've already heard some of the tracks and like what I hear especially 'Lippy Kids' with the Biuld a Rocket Boys line....destined to become a classic....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItwaz0nLJA
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 5th, 2011, 5:21pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 12th, 2011, 11:29am

Helmet Of Gnats - "Helmet Of Gnats" - released in 2004

Helmet Of Gnats - "High Street" - released in 2010


Complex and sophisticated American prog/fusion! cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Mar 13th, 2011, 5:02pm

Just pre-ordered the new Blackfield CD - Welcome To My DNA cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AFlower on Mar 13th, 2011, 5:08pm

on Mar 13th, 2011, 5:02pm, Mal wrote:
Just pre-ordered the new Blackfield CD - Welcome To My DNA cool


That is VERY high on my wish list too !!! grin
(your fault wink)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 13th, 2011, 5:35pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 14th, 2011, 10:49am

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Just ordered this from Amazon. Not my favourite Led Zeppelin album by any means, but worth it for Achilles Last Stand alone. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 14th, 2011, 11:31am

Jeavestone - "Mind The Soup"

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Re: Recent purchases
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 14th, 2011, 12:33pm

on Mar 14th, 2011, 12:26pm, Nov wrote:

No images are appearing in my browser (Firefox)! shocked Is it just me? huh But I reckon they might be albums by Elbow and Brand X. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Mar 14th, 2011, 12:34pm

Saving your pennies for NZ Nov?! wink

I've just had:

The Birdy Soundtrack (been meaning to get that for ages)
and
Build a Rocket Boys - Elbow

Plus some great gifts from dear friends on here! wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 14th, 2011, 3:21pm

on Mar 14th, 2011, 11:31am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Jeavestone - "Mind The Soup"

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I have

Spices,Species and Poetry Petrol

and

the new album 1+ 1 = OK
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 14th, 2011, 3:59pm

on Mar 14th, 2011, 3:21pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I have

Spices,Species and Poetry Petrol

and

the new album 1+ 1 = OK


I don't have the new one, but I have the other 2, so MTS will be in your next parcel, Ned! wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Mar 14th, 2011, 4:06pm

on Mar 13th, 2011, 5:02pm, Mal wrote:
Just pre-ordered the new Blackfield CD - Welcome To My DNA cool


Need to do that too! smiley

And yes Mal, your fault! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 14th, 2011, 4:51pm

on Mar 14th, 2011, 3:59pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I don't have the new one, but I have the other 2, so MTS will be in your next parcel, Ned! wink


And the new one will be in yours COT grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Mar 14th, 2011, 5:35pm

on Mar 14th, 2011, 4:06pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Need to do that too! smiley

And yes Mal, your fault! grin


Guilty as charged smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Mar 14th, 2011, 5:36pm

on Mar 14th, 2011, 5:35pm, Mal wrote:
Guilty as charged smiley


grin

And oh, it's good to be guilty! laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 17th, 2011, 06:50am

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Re: Recent purchases
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on Mar 17th, 2011, 06:50am, Down And Out wrote:
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Well now that could be the worst album art I've ever seen! grin

I'm looking forward to the album though. It won't be released in the US until April 12. angry
Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Mar 17th, 2011, 2:22pm

on Mar 17th, 2011, 2:10pm, Dust wrote:
Well now that could be the worst album art I've ever seen! grin

I'm looking forward to the album though. It won't be released in the US until April 12. angry


Well certain Genesis sleeves weren`t exactly great works of art.

Invisible Touch,Genesis,CAS,Abacab to name just four.

But that Elbow one is particularly shite cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 17th, 2011, 3:02pm

I've always liked the art on the Abacab cover(s). A bit abstract like the music inside. I don't have a problem with the art for this Elbow album. Simple and direct as it is probably meant to be.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 17th, 2011, 3:28pm

on Mar 17th, 2011, 2:10pm, Dust wrote:
Well now that could be the worst album art I've ever seen! grin

I'm looking forward to the album though. It won't be released in the US until April 12. angry

Pleased to say the album is better than the album art. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 17th, 2011, 3:33pm

on Mar 17th, 2011, 3:02pm, HENRY wrote:
Simple and direct as it is probably meant to be.


I knew I'd get that response from someone! Complex in its simplicity! Beautiful in its ugliness! Brilliant in its utter stupidity! grin

Nahh, I just think it's lame. Simplicity is fine... this looks like it was painted by my six-year-old....

... six-year-old Australian Shepherd. cheesy

But seriously, I like the Abacab cover also. Duke... not so much.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 17th, 2011, 4:26pm

on Mar 17th, 2011, 3:33pm, Dust wrote:
I knew I'd get that response from someone! Complex in its simplicity! Beautiful in its ugliness! Brilliant in its utter stupidity! grin

Nahh, I just think it's lame. Simplicity is fine... this looks like it was painted by my six-year-old....

... six-year-old Australian Shepherd. cheesy


But that's not what it is. It's so easy to ridicule what one misunderstands.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 17th, 2011, 4:28pm

on Mar 17th, 2011, 4:22pm, HENRY wrote:
But a childlike piece of art can be interesting too, unless you think anything your six-year old does is lame...


Agreed, it can be interesting.

And when my daughter was six, all of her artwork was stunningly beautiful. Now she's 17 and we can admit that it was lame. She begs us to take it off the refrigerator. cheesy

(You didn't miss my follow-up line about the six-year-old, did you?)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 17th, 2011, 4:31pm

on Mar 17th, 2011, 4:26pm, HENRY wrote:
But that's not what it is. It's so easy to ridicule what one misunderstands.


Well now your first response was nice and conversational. Then you had to delete it and replace it with something snarky at me. Oh, Henry, Henry, Henry.... Can't we be friends? smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 18th, 2011, 03:35am

on Mar 17th, 2011, 3:28pm, Down And Out wrote:
Pleased to say the album is better than the album art. wink


Glad to hear that you're enjoying the album....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Mar 20th, 2011, 09:15am

Ravi Shankar - Three Ragas
Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
Janis Joplin - Pearl
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 20th, 2011, 12:53pm

Roy Harper - "Stormcock"
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Captain Beyond - "Captain Beyond"

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 21st, 2011, 01:58am

Just ordered from Amazon:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 21st, 2011, 02:42am

on Mar 21st, 2011, 01:58am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered from Amazon:

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Good buy..... smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AFlower on Mar 21st, 2011, 1:11pm

on Mar 13th, 2011, 5:02pm, Mal wrote:
Just pre-ordered the new Blackfield CD - Welcome To My DNA cool


I've just done that too !!! undecided Probably shouldn;t have ... but couldn;t quite help myself !!! rolleyes grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Mar 21st, 2011, 1:37pm

on Mar 17th, 2011, 2:10pm, Dust wrote:
Well now that could be the worst album art I've ever seen! grin

I'm looking forward to the album though. It won't be released in the US until April 12. angry


Not an Elbow fan I'm afraid. However, the cover, while I agree it isn't good, is no worse really than, say, Duke. Never liked that one either much. undecided
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 26th, 2011, 4:15pm

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Post by HENRY on Mar 26th, 2011, 4:45pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by AbsentFriend on Mar 26th, 2011, 5:33pm

The Best of Edith Piaf cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Tangent on Mar 26th, 2011, 7:40pm

on Mar 26th, 2011, 5:33pm, AbsentFriend wrote:
The Best of Edith Piaf cool


Tu vas regretter que.... rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Mar 26th, 2011, 7:54pm

I love Edith Piaf, so chirpy and cheerful. I could imagine her, if she were around these days, taking part in some wonderfully upbeat collaboration with Steven Wilson. With Leonard Cohen on drums. rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Provocation on Mar 26th, 2011, 11:35pm

Blackfield - Welcome To My DNA
Genesis - 1970-1975 Vinyl boxset
Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation (vinyl)
Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail (vinyl)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Mar 29th, 2011, 04:40am

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Post by HENRY on Mar 31st, 2011, 12:14am

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Post by mightyk on Apr 5th, 2011, 7:28pm

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Both on CD.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 7th, 2011, 05:34am

Arrived yesterday - Marillion Live at Cadogan Hall on Blu Ray. Stunning.

Ordered the IQ live album 'The Wake' recorded a couple of years ago in the Netherlands. Supposed to be the finest version of the material from that album plus there is a DVD of the gig too and all for under £10 too
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Tangent on Apr 7th, 2011, 06:40am

I'm sitting behind the letter box waiting for "Time Out Of Mind" by Free System Projekt, Brendan Pollard & Hastronaut, and "Subliminal Pulse" by Bruno Sanfilippo.... Postie has been, and nothing today. sad
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 7th, 2011, 7:22pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Noni on Apr 7th, 2011, 7:27pm

on Apr 7th, 2011, 05:34am, NedFlanders wrote:
Arrived yesterday - Marillion Live at Cadogan Hall on Blu Ray. Stunning.

Ordered the IQ live album 'The Wake' recorded a couple of years ago in the Netherlands. Supposed to be the finest version of the material from that album plus there is a DVD of the gig too and all for under £10 too


That's a good price Ned!



grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 8th, 2011, 03:30am

on Apr 7th, 2011, 7:27pm, noni wrote:
That's a good price Ned!



grin


Yes, and pays to shop around. I like Amazon and find that in their new and used section you get some incredible bargains/deals. I will watch the whole DVD tonight as planning a quiet evening.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Apr 13th, 2011, 4:35pm

In the mail today, on CD:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Apr 14th, 2011, 12:56pm

Blackfield - Blackfield - came today from HMV smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 16th, 2011, 7:30pm

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Both new 180g vinyl editions from Audio Fidelity mastered by Steve Hoffman & Kevin Grey
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 16th, 2011, 9:31pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 18th, 2011, 03:03am

41POINT9: STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS


Lots of harmonies, interesting rhythms, poignant and insightful lyrics, featuring Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard), Dave Weckl (Chick Corea), Brian Cline, original singer/bassist with Enchant along with Bob Madsen, recording bassist/engineer/producer for Enchant.

Don't worry COT, you will get this in the next package wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Apr 18th, 2011, 03:08am

The Road - Mike and the Mechanics
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 18th, 2011, 07:21am

on Apr 18th, 2011, 03:03am, NedFlanders wrote:
41POINT9: STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS


Lots of harmonies, interesting rhythms, poignant and insightful lyrics, featuring Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard), Dave Weckl (Chick Corea), Brian Cline, original singer/bassist with Enchant along with Bob Madsen, recording bassist/engineer/producer for Enchant.

Don't worry COT, you will get this in the next package wink


I've been listening to their MySpace site this morning, and they truly are a breath of fresh air in 2011. Great sound, nice vocals. Immediately likeable, yet lots to take in as well. Thanks, Ned! wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 18th, 2011, 07:34am

on Apr 18th, 2011, 07:21am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I've been listening to their MySpace site this morning, and they truly are a breath of fresh air in 2011. Great sound, nice vocals. Immediately likeable, yet lots to take in as well. Thanks, Ned! wink


I knew this was your thing the moment I heard it.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Apr 18th, 2011, 2:07pm

Just ordered the new live album by After (Live at Home) cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Apr 18th, 2011, 7:28pm

I ordered six CDs recently...looking forward to their arrival in my mailbox!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by logan75 on Apr 18th, 2011, 7:46pm

I bought this from the Womad shop, but I believe it's out of print.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Apr 21st, 2011, 9:31pm

Just preordered a package deal involving the new Joan of Arc album, Life Like. Looking forward to it!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 22nd, 2011, 12:48am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 23rd, 2011, 07:48am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Apr 23rd, 2011, 08:31am

Foghat - Live
Blood Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits

Ordered these a few days ago...

It's probably been at least 15-20 years since I actually listened to a Foghat album. I still have my old vast collection of cassette tapes and there are a few Foghat titles in there.
As a teen, I thought Foghat Live was among the best live albums from any band
Something clicked in my mind the other day and I thought about the songs on that album and thought I should really get it on CD.

The BS&T is another upgrade/replacement from the old cassette collection.
Once in a blue moon I'll actually put on a cassette on an old stereo downstairs – if I'm in the mood to hear something I don't have on CD.
Anyway, I was listening to BS&T Greatest Hits and thoroughly enjoying it and thought I really need to get this on CD too.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Apr 23rd, 2011, 09:00am

A-ha - Ending On A High Note - The Final Concert (CD + DVD Edition)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Apr 23rd, 2011, 4:20pm

My anticipated box o'CDs came today:

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Cap'n Jazz: Analphabetapolothology (2 discs)

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American Football: American Football

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The Sky Corvair: Unsafe at Any Speed

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Tim Kinsella(s): He Sang His Didn't He Danced His Did

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Friend/Enemy: 10 Songs

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The Promise Ring: Electric Pink EP

Sorry for the variation in sizes; I tried to get similarly-sized images, but some of them were hard to find.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 23rd, 2011, 7:16pm

Interesting selection Kendra. Can't say that I'm familiar with any of those titles.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Apr 23rd, 2011, 7:24pm

on Apr 23rd, 2011, 7:16pm, HENRY wrote:
Interesting selection Kendra. Can't say that I'm familiar with any of those titles.


They are actually all related...at least one member of the other five recordings were in Cap'n Jazz, who were actually pretty shortlived. It's all stuff that I've gotten exposure to via my last.fm account...I'd say the majority of the new-to-me music that I've acquired in the last couple years has been as a result of using that site.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 23rd, 2011, 7:43pm

on Apr 23rd, 2011, 7:24pm, mightyk wrote:
They are actually all related...at least one member of the other five recordings were in Cap'n Jazz, who were actually pretty shortlived. It's all stuff that I've gotten exposure to via my last.fm account...I'd say the majority of the new-to-me music that I've acquired in the last couple years has been as a result of using that site.


Tim Kinsella seems to be a familiar name, so I checked it out and discovered the connections.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Apr 23rd, 2011, 7:47pm

on Apr 23rd, 2011, 7:43pm, HENRY wrote:
Tim Kinsella seems to be a familiar name, so I checked it out and discovered the connections.


The bulk of his work has probably been with Joan of Arc, who have some really good stuff, and then some not-so-good stuff...it's more of a collective than an actual band, so that manifests itself in a LOT of variation within their catalog. One version of Joan of Arc records as Make Believe, and I like most of what they've done. A lot of it's "difficult" to get into, but I find it ultimately rewarding as a listener. Tim's brother Mike records as "Owen," and has released a lot of nice music, including a 7" on this past Record Store Day.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 30th, 2011, 11:45am

Holy Mother Of God.... shocked

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Apr 30th, 2011, 4:29pm

coming up on Tuesday, new release by Fleet Foxes

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on May 3rd, 2011, 05:39am

The Roches - The Roches

(I ordered this the other day. I don't remember what spurred me to look into them, but I was very intrigued by the snippets I heard online.)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 3rd, 2011, 9:49pm

Double score in the mail box... cool


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 3rd, 2011, 9:52pm

And a bonus freebie...

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Post by mightyk on May 7th, 2011, 8:11pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on May 11th, 2011, 9:11pm

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I always get excited when a new Sloan album is released!

also:

Red on White by Frank Smith, who are apparently some kind of alt-country collective; it looked interesting and was only 97 cents, so I figured I'd check it out!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 12th, 2011, 08:37am

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Bought on eBay for a song. Should have it in a few days. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on May 12th, 2011, 12:50pm

ABBA - Super Trouper (Deluxe Edition)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 12th, 2011, 1:35pm

on May 12th, 2011, 12:50pm, carpetwalker wrote:
ABBA - Super Trouper (Deluxe Edition)

I think that The Winner Takes It All is one of the greatest pop songs of all time.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by marbles on May 12th, 2011, 2:31pm

"Let's change the world with music" PREFAB SPROUT
"19" ADELE
"The very best of" CHEAP TRICK
"Viva la vida" COLDPLAY

...I just happened to have some HMV vouchers! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on May 13th, 2011, 08:30am

awaiting shortly here:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by TheLastMohicane on May 13th, 2011, 2:28pm

Eric Clapton: August and Behind The Sun ****1/2

Bot were on sale smiley on Amazon.com/uk

I couldn't believe how well those albums were produced before I had a go (80's style)

cool

And ofcourse the producer is Phil Collins. If you're a Phil Collins or 80's music fan you're gonna love those.

I almost forgot, I bought M&TM - The Road ****
and Beggar On A Beach Of Gold ****
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 15th, 2011, 4:53pm

I found a great site to purchase progressive rock CDs/DVDs http://www.kinesiscd.com/index.html

They have tons of great music, links to CD reviews, and audio samples as well.

Kinesis have a great philosophical statement regarding the definition of progressive music
http://www.kinesiscd.com/philosophy.htm

Use the tabs at the top to go from page to page. Each page will give a list of artists to the left.

My purchases -
Art Rock Circus - Tell a Vision
Koi - In Tomorrow Hid Yesterday
Believe - World Is Round (digipack)
Quidam - Strong Together DVD/2CD




Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 16th, 2011, 8:58pm

Wobbler - "Rites At Dawn"
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 17th, 2011, 4:48pm

Sun Domingo - Songs for end times

The alternative/progressive rock band Sun Domingo from Atlanta, GA, USA, has been around for several years and have played hundreds of shows in the USA. Last year they played a ten-date European tour with The Pineapple Thief. This (and also supporting Marillion and John Wesley) gained the band serious momentum amongst the alternative, progressive rock fans. This studio album was recorded and engineered by John Holmes, co-produced and mixed by Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) and features an all-star cast of guest performances including: Steve Hogarth (Marillion), Adrian Belew (King Crimson, David Bowie), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree) and Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief).
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 18th, 2011, 03:02am

The 2 solo Nick Beggs albums remastered:

Stick Insect

and

The Maverick Helmsman
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 20th, 2011, 12:39pm

Just ordered from HMV online:

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It was only £2.99 and with HMV e-mailing me a 20% off promotional code, I ended up paying a mere £2.39. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 20th, 2011, 5:48pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 21st, 2011, 01:31am

on May 20th, 2011, 5:48pm, Dust wrote:
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<How Dare You!>

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So Nov has converted you to 10cc then. wink Great stuff! smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on May 21st, 2011, 01:47am

on May 13th, 2011, 2:28pm, TheLastMohicane wrote:
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Love that album.... smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on May 21st, 2011, 04:38am

Kate Bush - Director's Cut Collector's Edition with Sensual World and The Red Shoes remastered.

Nice packaging, but that picture of the chandeliers in the ballroom brings the scene in 'Only Fools & Horses' to my mind!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 21st, 2011, 06:09am

on May 21st, 2011, 01:31am, Down And Out wrote:
So Nov has converted you to 10cc then. wink Great stuff! smiley


Yeah, I don't know. I picked these three up on eBay for $11 altogether.

Some really good stuff... I think I could get one fine album's worth of songs from these three. But a lot of the novelty and eccentricity and silliness I just really can't get into. Frankly, given the recent thread we had here on "10cc vs. Supertramp", I expected much better. At this point I couldn't mention those bands in the same breath, but I will keep an open mind and keep on listening! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 21st, 2011, 06:36am

on May 21st, 2011, 01:31am, Down And Out wrote:
So Nov has converted you to 10cc then. wink Great stuff! smiley

on May 21st, 2011, 06:09am, Dust wrote:
Yeah, I don't know. I picked these three up on eBay for $11 altogether.

Some really good stuff... I think I could get one fine album's worth of songs from these three. But a lot of the novelty and eccentricity and silliness I just really can't get into. Frankly, given the recent thread we had here on "10cc vs. Supertramp", I expected much better. At this point I couldn't mention those bands in the same breath, but I will keep an open mind and keep on listening! smiley

I can see how some of 10cc's lyrical wittiness and eccentricity is more appealing to a British audience than to an American one. Conversely, whilst Supertramp are a British band who were fairly successful over here, they were to the best of my understanding bigger in the US. I suppose that culminated in commercial terms with Breakfast In America. All I can really add is that both bands are in my top ten 1970s bands, but that I have a 10cc a hair's breadth ahead. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 21st, 2011, 07:03am

on May 21st, 2011, 06:36am, Down And Out wrote:
I can see how some of 10cc's lyrical wittiness and eccentricity is more appealing to a British audience than to an American one. Conversely, whilst Supertramp are a British band who were fairly successful over here, they were to the best of my understanding bigger in the US. I suppose that culminated in commercial terms with Breakfast In America. All I can really add is that both bands are in my top ten 1970s bands, but that I have a 10cc a hair's breadth ahead. wink


Yeah, I think you've been taking lessons from our friend Clucker McBawk on separating the Yanks from the Brits. tongue wink

Lyrics--witty or not--don't enter into it for me at all. 10cc could be singing James Joyce's Ulysses for all I care. It's the musical eccentricities that I find most jarring... odd passages on nearly every song that distract me from some of the fantastic melodies and themes that are otherwise evident. It's like sort of a "Willow Farm-ism": I find myself thinking, "Wow, that's such a great song... why'd they stick that stupid part in there??" wink

Meanwhile, I break with my compatriots in that I don't like Breakfast In America. I consider it a huge disappointment--mega-popularity aside--after the sonic brilliance of the three Supertramp albums that preceded it.

Overall, if we're talking about Supertramp vs. 10cc or the "comparison" of any artists, I think one's preferences are often dictated by experience, memory, and nostalgia. There are certainly artists from my younger years that I still love, but I could never get into today. If today I heard "Bohemian Rhapsody" for the first time, I'd probably think it was dumb.

And maybe that's a great example here, as I find much of the 10cc I'm currently exploring to be very "Bohemian Rhapsodic." smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 21st, 2011, 07:14am

on May 21st, 2011, 07:03am, Dust wrote:
Yeah, I think you've been taking lessons from our friend Clucker McBawk on separating the Yanks from the Brits. tongue wink

I don't think that a middle aged codger like me would need to take lessons from young Clucker. grin wink

on May 21st, 2011, 07:03am, Dust wrote:
And maybe that's a great example here, as I find much of the 10cc I'm currently exploring to be very "Bohemian Rhapsodic." smiley

I have read that 10cc's Une Nuit A Paris - a multi-part suite on 1975's The Original Soundtrack - was, at least in part, an inspiration for Bohemian Rhapsody. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 25th, 2011, 7:11pm

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Post by HENRY on May 25th, 2011, 7:15pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 2nd, 2011, 07:03am

Wolverine - Communication Lost (stunning)
Ian Boddy and Parallel World - Exit Strategy
Disconnect - Indivision. Go here for a review:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=455236
Re: Recent purchases
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Jun 4th, 2011, 12:48pm

Signify - Porcupine Tree
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 9th, 2011, 03:01am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by alanh on Jun 9th, 2011, 04:19am

Hi there


Most recently purchased albums have been Chronicles (the late Paul Young) and Director's Cut (Kate Bush) that and a Sibelius compilation.


All of them were extremely enjoyable although the prize goes to Chronicles which serves as a timely reminder as to how good a singer and writer Paul was. Highly recommended.



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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 9th, 2011, 06:58am

on Jun 2nd, 2011, 07:03am, NedFlanders wrote:
Disconnect - Indivision. Go here for a review:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=455236


Very nice! I listened to some of the tracks on progarchives, and I definitely hear the Kiing Crimson influence, but these guys are much more melodic. Refreshing! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 9th, 2011, 10:43am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 10th, 2011, 12:32pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 12th, 2011, 11:31am

Quidam - Strong Together (DVD)

This has to be one of my favorite concert DVDs.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 12th, 2011, 12:29pm

BRAVE NEW WORLD BY IRON MAIDEN!

It's incredible, one of the best metal albums I've ever heard. Pure metal power and some very unique and special riffs. Opening to Out of the Silent Planet is pretty damn awesome.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 14th, 2011, 02:51am

Pete Sinfield - Still (lots of great memories attached to this album)
Christopher Caouette - Grania (new album)
Psychedelic Ensemble - The Myth of Dying (fabulous)
Pluto and the Planets - 360 degrees of wonder
Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Jun 14th, 2011, 08:58am

The Road..M&TM....not impressed
Yes+Friends....a cheap compilation...wish I `d saved that £3.00
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 14th, 2011, 09:46am

on Jun 14th, 2011, 08:58am, Mart Tea wrote:
The Road..M&TM....not impressedYes+Friends....a cheap compilation...wish I `d saved that £3.00


Tried to like this but find the album very middle of the road and unexciting, bordering on bland at times. Different strokes........etc etc.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Jun 16th, 2011, 12:00pm

American Football -- self-titled EP
AMFM -- Getting Into Sinking
Braid -- Frame and Canvas
Braid -- Movie Music Vol. 1
Braid -- Movie Music Vol. 2
Corm -- Audio Flame Kit
Kyle Fischer -- Open Ground
Friction -- Discography 1991-1994
Hey Mercedes -- self-titled EP
Japandroids -- No Singles
Japandroids -- Post-Nothing
Joan of Arc -- Boo Human
Joan of Arc -- Don't Mind Control
Joan of Arc -- Flowers
Kerosene 454 -- Race
Radio Flyer -- In Their Strange White Armor
Sunday's Best -- Poised to Break
Sunday's Best -- The Californian

...all on CD...

and Algernon Cadwallader -- Fun 7" w/bonus CDEP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:57am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Jun 22nd, 2011, 10:05am

on May 13th, 2011, 08:30am, peng wrote:
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Finally got it for father's day -- folkie rock, creative goodness with a variety of acoustic and percussive instrumentation and fantastic vocals
Re: Recent purchases
Post by OwenTheBarrel on Jun 22nd, 2011, 10:47am

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Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra cool

Comes out Monday 27th June. I cant wait smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 28th, 2011, 7:11pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Jun 29th, 2011, 07:39am

The Best of Christopher Cross
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 29th, 2011, 5:28pm

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Post by HENRY on Jun 29th, 2011, 9:15pm

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Post by HENRY on Jun 30th, 2011, 3:27pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 30th, 2011, 4:25pm

on Jun 22nd, 2011, 10:47am, OwenTheBarrel wrote:
Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra cool

Comes out Monday 27th June. I cant wait smiley


Okay, if no one else is going to say it then I will... that album cover is just wrong in so many ways....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jul 1st, 2011, 12:53am

on Jun 30th, 2011, 4:25pm, Dust wrote:
Okay, if no one else is going to say it then I will... that album cover is just wrong in so many ways....


Looks like those ladies have heard an advance copy of the album... grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Jul 1st, 2011, 01:59am

on Jun 29th, 2011, 9:15pm, HENRY wrote:
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Great stuff...you liking the new sound....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 1st, 2011, 12:55pm

Just ordered the new Karmakanic CD and TFK DVD

Karmakanic "In A Perfect World" limited edition

The Flower Kings "Tour Kaputt" Live DVD


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hoggy on Jul 1st, 2011, 1:29pm

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Some of his best songs are on that album, sadly also a couple of his worst
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 1st, 2011, 2:12pm

on Jul 1st, 2011, 1:29pm, Hoggy wrote:
Some of his best songs are on that album, sadly also a couple of his worst


Would you believe I have never heard of the guy apart from this forum, and probably only from you?! grin

It was offered on eBay by a store I was buying other albums from, and I picked up for $0.08 plus $1 shipping. So far I've only listened to the first five tracks, but I like it! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 1st, 2011, 3:50pm

New John Wetton and Jon Anderson albums arrived
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jul 4th, 2011, 7:35pm

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Post by HENRY on Jul 4th, 2011, 9:37pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by martintea on Jul 5th, 2011, 06:24am

IQ..IQ 30 Re:Mixed

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 8th, 2011, 07:28am

Pre-ordered -
Yes - Fly From Here (July 12 release date in U.S.)
Karmakanic - In A Perfect World (July 27 release date in U.S.)
The Tangent - COMM (release date sometime in September 2011 worldwide)


Purchased on DVD
The Tangent - Going Off On Two - check out this link http://www.thetangent.org/
Yes - The Union Live Tour from 1991
The Flower Kings - Tour Kaputt



Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Jul 8th, 2011, 08:53am

Sandy Denny - The Northstar Grassman & The Ravens remaster
Pendragon - Passion (received from Dave)
Paul McCartney - McCartney remaster
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Clucker McBawk on Jul 8th, 2011, 09:00am

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I ordered these from Amazon earlier this week. Crime of the Century should arrive soon, and The Nice and Lindisfarne should arrive next month because they're being imported from the UK. sad

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 9th, 2011, 10:48am

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It's elevator music, but it's nice, relaxing elevator music! It brings back memories of earlier days... my wife likes it... and I picked it up on eBay for pennies.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Clucker McBawk on Jul 12th, 2011, 4:26pm

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I purchased this directly from Amazon.co.uk July 2nd. I got it, + shipping to the US, for £17.48 (about $28.10 for me). I think that's a pretty good deal, considering it's out of print! I hope it's legitimate. I really want it!! laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Jul 13th, 2011, 1:33pm

Just received my latest two purchases:

Queen - A Day At The Races &
Queen - News Of The World

Guess what I'll be playing over the next few days! cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Jul 14th, 2011, 8:03pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Jul 17th, 2011, 4:56pm

on Jul 4th, 2011, 7:35pm, HENRY wrote:
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An old favorite ... love the closer "Too Far Apart"
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 19th, 2011, 10:19am

Received the new Tangent "Going Off On Two" DVD. I cannot wait to check this out. Andy Tillison is by all accounts one of today's masters of prog, in the truest sense.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 27th, 2011, 05:49am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 29th, 2011, 09:19am

CCLR - Cavalli-Cocchi, Lanzetti, Roversi

Brand new debut album from Italian Progressive Rock trio CCLR featuring Bernado Lanzetti (the voice of PFM) and with special guest Steve Hackett! This self-titled album features many wonderful new songs backed with the classic Progressive sound of the Mellotron. CCLR continue the tradition of Italian Progressive Rock groups, singing in English and bringing the genre up to date whilst acknowledging their past. Aside from new material, CCLR also revisit and re-arrange the ACQUA FRAGILE song Morning Comes and offer their interpretation of Brian Eno's By This River.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 29th, 2011, 10:13am

on Jul 29th, 2011, 09:19am, NedFlanders wrote:
CCLR - Cavalli-Cocchi, Lanzetti, Roversi

Brand new debut album from Italian Progressive Rock trio CCLR featuring Bernado Lanzetti (the voice of PFM) and with special guest Steve Hackett! This self-titled album features many wonderful new songs backed with the classic Progressive sound of the Mellotron. CCLR continue the tradition of Italian Progressive Rock groups, singing in English and bringing the genre up to date whilst acknowledging their past. Aside from new material, CCLR also revisit and re-arrange the ACQUA FRAGILE song Morning Comes and offer their interpretation of Brian Eno's By This River.


Funny how after almost 40 years, a spinoff of PFM would be another acronym! Ha! CCLR cheesy

The only criticism I've read regarding this release is that it's "too polished," summing it up as "better than expected." (from the Head Full Of Snow website)

I enjoy PFM, so this may be a good listen.


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by alanh on Aug 1st, 2011, 07:38am

Hi there



Just got the remsaters to Mike Oldfield's Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge. If they are as good as the remaster of Incantations I shall be a very happy bunny!



Alan H
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Aug 2nd, 2011, 09:51am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Aug 2nd, 2011, 12:41pm

On holiday in Witney, Oxfordshire. Courtesy of Rapture I bought Marillion's Fugazi and Holiday's in Eden. Something about an independent record shop that always makes me want to buy!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Aug 2nd, 2011, 2:23pm

Or is it that I'm on holiday in Eden and I bought Marillion's Holidays in Witney?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 10th, 2011, 04:34am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Aug 10th, 2011, 05:03am

on Aug 10th, 2011, 04:34am, Down And Out wrote:
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on Aug 10th, 2011, 04:34am, Down And Out wrote:
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on Aug 10th, 2011, 05:03am, Dust wrote:
Excellent!

Indeed. I've heard this album many times and previously owned a tape-to-tape copy. It's nice to finally have it on CD. smiley This means I now own all of what I regard as the "classic" Supertramp albums on CD, i.e. Crime Of The Century through Breakfast In America. Having said that I know you're not keen on BIA. I do also like Famous Last Words so may acquire that too at some point. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Aug 10th, 2011, 08:29am

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I've had these on Vinyl forever, and I have virtually all other Dan on CD, but for some reason I just got around to getting these CDs too.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Aug 10th, 2011, 08:35am

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So Nigel.... I just picked this up, partly because I liked the brief clips that I heard and because I have a penchant for intelligent, female singer-songwriters, and largely because of your recommendation.

I haven't listened to it yet. It better be good. grin wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Aug 10th, 2011, 09:41am

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just got it, after a few listens pretty good but not quite up there with "Black Sheep Boy", "The Stand Ins" or "Stage Names" -- I would recommend checking out one of those first before this new one ... but a great rockin', creative band from Austin, TX
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 10th, 2011, 10:43am

on Aug 10th, 2011, 08:35am, Dust wrote:
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So Nigel.... I just picked this up, partly because I liked the brief clips that I heard and because I have a penchant for intelligent, female singer-songwriters, and largely because of your recommendation.

I haven't listened to it yet. It better be good. grin wink

I love that album, so I do hope you like it. If not you can have my head on a platter. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 11th, 2011, 06:13am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Aug 12th, 2011, 7:12pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 18th, 2011, 03:43am

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I've outgrown just a compilation album by Rush and need to start acquiring the original studio albums. Fortunately Amazon have lots of them for less than £4. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
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on Aug 18th, 2011, 03:43am, Down And Out wrote:
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I've outgrown just a compilation album by Rush and need to start acquiring the original studio albums. Fortunately Amazon have lots of them for less than £4. smiley



Easily the best album by Rush is Perm Waves IMO. Then Caress Of Steel.
Happy shopping mate smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 20th, 2011, 09:19am

on Aug 20th, 2011, 04:21am, demolition man wrote:
Easily the best album by Rush is Perm Waves IMO. Then Caress Of Steel.
Happy shopping mate smiley

Thanks. Two words about Permanent Waves - Jacob's Ladder. cool The rest of the album also sounds great - I prefer it to Moving Pictures, though the latter is still very good. Initially I'm going to concentrate on 2112 to Moving Pictures, but who knows after that?! wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Aug 20th, 2011, 1:36pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 6th, 2011, 07:07am

Ray Wilson and the Berlin Symphony ensemble 'live in Poznan double CD and DVD

Anathema - Falling Deeper
John Wesley - The Lilypad Suite
Strawbs - Heroine in Ascencia

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Post by HENRY on Sep 6th, 2011, 11:43pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 9th, 2011, 09:52am

Ordered the new Steve Wilson album for £8.99 from Amazon.co.uk and that includes postage. Also the blu ray version with additional songs and videos for £11.99 from Play.com.

Now going back to bed as off work with a nasty bug.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 9th, 2011, 10:17am

on Sep 6th, 2011, 07:07am, NedFlanders wrote:
Ray Wilson and the Berlin Symphony ensemble 'live in Poznan double CD and DVD

Anathema - Falling Deeper
John Wesley - The Lilypad Suite
Strawbs - Heroine in Ascencia


Looks a good selection (particularly Ray Wilson cd & dvd) cool grin cool

Hope you are feeling better grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Sep 9th, 2011, 3:33pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 9th, 2011, 4:21pm

My two most recently purchased CDs are Meddle by Pink Floyd and The Restistance by Muse. Loved both smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Sep 9th, 2011, 6:09pm

Recently bought "3x3" by Genesis, "I Robot" by Alan Parsons Project, and "Mirage" by Camel. All on vinyl. I got "3x3" for £1 off eBay!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Clucker McBawk on Sep 9th, 2011, 8:07pm

on Sep 9th, 2011, 6:09pm, Abacab wrote:
I got "3x3" for £1 off eBay!

So did I! Is it the picture disc version?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Sep 10th, 2011, 04:56am

No. It was the normal edition in the picture sleeve. I've almsot completed my Genesis collection on vinyl. Just need We Can't Dance, The Way We Walk vol. 1 and 2, Spot The Pigeon, an original copy of FGTR and maybe CAS, even though that's crazy expensive!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Sep 10th, 2011, 05:06am

Quella Vecchia Locanda - Quella Vecchia Locanda

This arrived yesterday, part of a slow, ongoing exploration into classic Italian prog that I began about two years ago.
After a couple of listens, I'm thinking this may be my favourite among the dozen or so Italian prog albums I've heard up to now.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Sep 10th, 2011, 2:20pm

Just won an auction for Spot The Pigeon! Blue 12" for £2!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 11th, 2011, 03:42am

Mum just bought Take That's new album, and she's currently playing it on the CD player. angry

Sorry, I just hate Take That, their songs are overrated sad
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Sep 13th, 2011, 7:14pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Sep 14th, 2011, 01:52am

21 - Adele
Greatest Hits - Foo Fighters
Still So Far To Go - Chris Rea
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Sep 14th, 2011, 01:53am

on Sep 10th, 2011, 05:06am, Witchwood wrote:
Quella Vecchia Locanda - Quella Vecchia Locanda

This arrived yesterday, part of a slow, ongoing exploration into classic Italian prog that I began about two years ago.
After a couple of listens, I'm thinking this may be my favourite among the dozen or so Italian prog albums I've heard up to now.


How does it compare to say PFM??
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 14th, 2011, 07:09am

on Sep 13th, 2011, 7:14pm, Dust wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Sep 14th, 2011, 08:55am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Sep 16th, 2011, 08:17am

Coming this Tuesday, I'll get it then:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Sep 17th, 2011, 4:54pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Sep 17th, 2011, 5:44pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Sep 18th, 2011, 11:43am

on Sep 14th, 2011, 01:53am, carpetwalker wrote:
How does it compare to say PFM??


Classical influences are more evident with QVL - piano, violin and flute being the predominant instruments (there are drums, bass and guitar as well, however) – reminds me a bit of Tull from the Warchild era.

I’ve got both QVL albums. I like the first one considerably more, though it seems to be a toss-up for most people, judging from reviews I've read on the Progarchives site.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 19th, 2011, 05:06am

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Have outgrown my 128 kbps copy so need a real version. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Sep 19th, 2011, 09:13am

Just got A Trick Of The Tail/Ripples 7" for £1!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 19th, 2011, 10:03am

Not Otherwise Specified 'Dance on a Volcano' . Excellent version of Genesis classic.

David Ford - Live in NYC. If you have not heard this guy then please do so. Saw him live on Saturday and he was simply amazing. So much so that I bought his back catalogue. He reminds me a little of Billy Joel in his younger days and a touch of Tim Booth, has a great voice, wonderful songwriter and plays a hoard of instruments. Honestly guys and gals, this guy is worth hearing. Check his video on Youtube for 'Go to Hell' where he uses this machine to multi layer.track all his vocals and instruments so that it sounds like a full band behind him. He did this on Saturday for this song and a few otherswhich was like a work of art.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 23rd, 2011, 8:05pm

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Post by HENRY on Sep 25th, 2011, 6:03pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Sep 27th, 2011, 09:10am

on Sep 16th, 2011, 08:17am, peng wrote:
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Out today, hoping to pick it up after work!
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on Sep 25th, 2011, 6:03pm, HENRY wrote:
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Nice. Easily my two favorite albums of hers.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 27th, 2011, 9:37pm

on Sep 27th, 2011, 1:17pm, Dust wrote:
Nice. Easily my two favorite albums of hers.


I've been meaning to pick up these reissues recently. Finally bit the bullet. There are a couple of others available which I think I'll get as well. cool
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Post by HENRY on Sep 27th, 2011, 9:38pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 29th, 2011, 12:40am

Found this sitting on my front porch when I got home tonight...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Sep 29th, 2011, 10:18am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Sep 29th, 2011, 2:01pm

Pre-ordered the limited edition (1000) new double Sylvan CD, due out December.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 29th, 2011, 10:56pm

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CD


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CD


It's been a good week. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 30th, 2011, 07:08am

Just received in the mail - direct from Sweden!

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Can't wait to give it a listen this weekend! smiley cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Afterglo(Formerly Afterglo) on Oct 1st, 2011, 07:24am

on Sep 27th, 2011, 9:38pm, HENRY wrote:
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180g 45 rpm LPs


One of the sexiest album covers ever! Tunes aren't too bad either. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 1st, 2011, 10:15am

on Oct 1st, 2011, 07:24am, Afterglo(Formerly Afterglo) wrote:
One of the sexiest album covers ever!


Based on the last few pages of this thread, it looks like Henry gets the sexy ones on LP and the rest on CD. cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 1st, 2011, 2:07pm

on Oct 1st, 2011, 10:15am, Dust wrote:
Based on the last few pages of this thread, it looks like Henry gets the sexy ones on LP and the rest on CD. cheesy



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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Oct 1st, 2011, 4:42pm

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Got it for 5£ off eBay. Was in fair condition, so I might frame it.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 1st, 2011, 5:34pm

The Tangent - COMM
Proto-Kaw - Forth
Phideaux - Snowtorch

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 2nd, 2011, 03:28am

Kasabian - Velociraptor
Moody Blues - A Question of Balance
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 3rd, 2011, 03:56am

on Oct 2nd, 2011, 03:28am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Kasabian - Velociraptor
Moody Blues - A Question of Balance
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

Now that's what I call variety. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by logan75 on Oct 3rd, 2011, 10:20pm

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CD
2011 remaster

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Oct 5th, 2011, 09:00am

Grace For Drowning - Steven Wilson
Ocean's Kingdom - Paul McCartney
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 5th, 2011, 11:16am

Remastered and expanded

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Oct 5th, 2011, 3:12pm

on Oct 5th, 2011, 11:16am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Remastered and expanded

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I played that at the weekend - great album
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 5th, 2011, 3:26pm

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CD/DVD


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 5th, 2011, 7:16pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 6th, 2011, 09:17am

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I'm sure some would poo-poo this--the sisters had the audacity to think they were the female versions of Plant and Page, then in the '80s they went all soft-rock--but it's a seminal album of my youth. The first concert I ever attended was Heart (along with Styx and Foreigner, both of whom paled in comparison). You can have yer Styx and yer Kansas and yer Journey... "Crazy On You" and "Magic Man" were iconic rock-radio songs of the '70s, "Dreamboat Annie" (and its reprise) is a beautiful ballad, and "White Lightning and Wine" is bluesy-rock worthy of Zeppelin's later work.

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Besides, as I sat in the fifth row at the age of 17, Ann Wilson stared straight into my eyes as she sang "Comin' straight on for you...", and melted me. I've loved her ever since. smiley


Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 6th, 2011, 09:18am

Just received yesterday!
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 6th, 2011, 09:32am

on Oct 6th, 2011, 09:17am, Dust wrote:
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I'm sure some would poo-poo this--the sisters had the audacity to think they were the female versions of Plant and Page, then in the '80s they went all soft-rock--but it's a seminal album of my youth. The first concert I ever attended was Heart (along with Styx and Foreigner, both of whom paled in comparison). You can have yer Styx and yer Kansas and yer Journey... "Crazy On You" and "Magic Man" were iconic rock-radio songs of the '70s, "Dreamboat Annie" (and its reprise) is a beautiful ballad, and "White Lightning and Wine" is bluesy-rock worthy of Zeppelin's later work.

cool

Besides, as I sat in the fifth row at the age of 17, Ann Wilson stared straight into my eyes as she sang "Comin' straight on for you...", and melted me. I've loved her ever since. smiley




I saw them live at Cal Jam in 1978. Fantastic festival!

Here are some clips of Heart performing at Cal Jam. Brings back some great memories. I was all of 20 years old.

Little Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rpxoMiZPzo


Barracuda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkJj68xSI90
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 6th, 2011, 12:23pm

on Oct 6th, 2011, 09:32am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I saw them live at Cal Jam in 1978. Fantastic festival!

Here are some clips of Heart performing at Cal Jam. Brings back some great memories. I was all of 20 years old.

Little Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rpxoMiZPzo


Barracuda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkJj68xSI90


Excellent, thanks COT! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 7th, 2011, 09:33am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hunter Salmacis on Oct 7th, 2011, 11:12am

What counts as a purchase these days?

Albums recently downloaded as offline playlists on my mobile - from spotify:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Nils Petter Molvaer - Baboon Moon
Wilco - The Whole Love
Mastodon - The Hunter
Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning
Yes - Fly From Here
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Tinariwen - Tassili
Them Crooked Vulture - Them Crooked Vultures
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 7th, 2011, 3:58pm

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THE SUBMARINES - DECLARE A NEW STATE

Happy, peppy, snappy, folksy, California-style pop. Except for the melancholy songs written while the band's two leaders were going through a divorce. (They've put out two more albums since splitting-up though.)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 8th, 2011, 4:07pm

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180g LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 9th, 2011, 3:01pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by peng on Oct 10th, 2011, 08:23am

on Oct 7th, 2011, 11:12am, Hunter Salmacis wrote:
What counts as a purchase these days?

Albums recently downloaded as offline playlists on my mobile - from spotify:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Nils Petter Molvaer - Baboon Moon
Wilco - The Whole Love
Mastodon - The Hunter
Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning
Yes - Fly From Here
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Tinariwen - Tassili
Them Crooked Vulture - Them Crooked Vultures


I have 4 of these and 2 more are by bands/artists I like well and should get, so --

Them Crooked Vultures - what great raw rock, and with John Paul Jones!!

Yes - not really a return to form, but a little better than I expected

Fleet Foxes - not quite as fantastic overall as the first CD and as a few songs from the EP, but there are some very solid tunes on this, including the title track

Wilco - just top notch new album, I am so happy!

Bon Iver - loved the first CD, should get the new one

MMJ - love a couple of their discs and have seen 2 great shows, so maybe I should check that out ...

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Oct 11th, 2011, 09:41am

I bought a few at the Summer's End Fest and now have too much to listen too rolleyes

Credo-Against Reason
The Tangent-Comm
Magenta-Home
Magenta-Chameleon
Arena-Pepper's Ghost

And when I got home,there was a few waiting for me behind the door

Peter Gabriel-New Blood
Elbow-The Seldom Seen Kid
Bjork-Biophilia
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 12th, 2011, 01:38am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 13th, 2011, 12:57pm

I am back after a long holiday and have recently purchased:

Touchstone - The City Sleeps
Agents of Mercy - The Black Forest
Opeth - Heritage
Pain of Salvation - Salt Road part 2
Steve Wilson - Grace for drowning (both double Cd and blu ray versions)
Rick Wakeman - Bootleg Box Volume 1
Tangent - Comm
Ultraviolet Day Dream - Redshift
Winter Tree- Winter Tree
Submarines - Declare a new state
Cozmic Box - Flame of Truth
Blancmange - Believe youe me (extended version)
Blancmange - Happy Families (extended version)
Blancmange - Mange Tout (extended version)
Chris Rea - Santo Spirito Blues
Indigo - Just a Dream
Subsignal - Touchstones
Yesterdays - Colours Caffee
Sky Architect - A Dying Man's Hymn
Leprous - Bilateral
Alpha Wave Movement - Myriad Stars
Robert Schroeder - Club Chill Volume 1
David Wright - The Spirit of Light

Re: Recent purchases
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:04pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 12:57pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I am back after a long holiday and have recently purchased:

Touchstone - The City Sleeps
Agents of Mercy - The Black Forest
Opeth - Heritage
Pain of Salvation - Salt Road part 2
Steve Wilson - Grace for drowning (both double Cd and blu ray versions)
Rick Wakeman - Bootleg Box Volume 1
Tangent - Comm
Ultraviolet Day Dream - Redshift
Winter Tree- Winter Tree
Submarines - Declare a new state
Cozmic Box - Flame of Truth
Blancmange - Believe youe me (extended version)
Blancmange - Happy Families (extended version)
Blancmange - Mange Tout (extended version)
Chris Rea - Santo Spirito Blues
Indigo - Just a Dream
Subsignal - Touchstones
Yesterdays - Colours Caffee
Sky Architect - A Dying Man's Hymn
Leprous - Bilateral
Alpha Wave Movement - Myriad Stars
Robert Schroeder - Club Chill Volume 1
David Wright - The Spirit of Light


grin grin

You'll need a holiday to listen to them David! grin

(hope you had a great time) xx
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:18pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:04pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
grin grin

You'll need a holiday to listen to them David! grin

(hope you had a great time) xx


Just thought that I did not have enough music in my collection.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:24pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 12:57pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I am back after a long holiday and have recently purchased:

Touchstone - The City Sleeps
Agents of Mercy - The Black Forest
Opeth - Heritage

Pain of Salvation - Salt Road part 2
Steve Wilson - Grace for drowning (both double Cd and blu ray versions)
Rick Wakeman - Bootleg Box Volume 1
Tangent - CommUltraviolet Day Dream - Redshift
Winter Tree- Winter Tree
Submarines - Declare a new state
Cozmic Box - Flame of Truth
Blancmange - Believe youe me (extended version)
Blancmange - Happy Families (extended version)
Blancmange - Mange Tout (extended version)
Chris Rea - Santo Spirito Blues
Indigo - Just a Dream
Subsignal - Touchstones
Yesterdays - Colours Caffee
Sky Architect - A Dying Man's Hymn
Leprous - Bilateral
Alpha Wave Movement - Myriad Stars
Robert Schroeder - Club Chill Volume 1
David Wright - The Spirit of Light


Welcome back, Sir Ned! Hope you enjoyed your Florida vacation smiley

I, too, purchased some items that are in your list (in red), and I'm still enjoying everything you sent me before your trip.

Other recent purchases include
Proto-Kaw - Forth
Phideaux - Snowtorch
Thomas Dolby - A Map To The Floating City (pre-ordered)
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless
(remastered and expanded)

Of these, I've listened to the Phideaux, Agents Of Mercy and Proto-Kaw discs, all of which will rank very high on my list of best of 2011.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:27pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:24pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Welcome back, Sir Ned! Hope you enjoyed your Florida vacation smiley

I, too, purchased some items that are in your list (in red), and I'm still enjoying everything you sent me before your trip.

Other recent purchases include
Proto-Kaw - Forth
Phideaux - Snowtorch
Thomas Dolby - A Map To The Floating City
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless
(remastered and expanded)


Florida gave me more than a holiday as I am off work with a bad dose of the flu (was due back today). I became ill on Saturday and the flight home was a nightmare but I am on the mend -slowly of course.

Drop me a list of anything you want (whether mentioned or not) and I will take care of that for you.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:31pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 12:57pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Subsignal - Touchstones

What do you think of it?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:32pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:18pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Just thought that I did not have enough music in my collection.


rolleyes

I agree, I'd hate you to run out of stuff to listen to! laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:33pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:27pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Florida gave me more than a holiday as I am off work with a bad dose of the flu (was due back today). I became ill on Saturday and the flight home was a nightmare but I am on the mend -slowly of course.

Drop me a list of anything you want (whether mentioned or not) and I will take care of that for you.


Sorry you're not feeling well, my friend. Did you get a flu shot? I just received mine this week, so hopefully it works and I don't get sick as well.

Thanks for the kind offer and, likewise, if you see anything you want please let me know wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:35pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:31pm, slowdancer wrote:
What do you think of it?


I have only heard the first 6 tracks and on first listen think this will be a real grower. It is a little different from the last album but progressive music should be about challenging new sounds much like Pendragon, Gazpacho, Pallas and Porcupine Tree have done. I will provide a full review when I hear the entire album a couple of time.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:37pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:33pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Sorry you're not feeling well, my friend. Did you get a flu shot? I just received mine this week, so hopefully it works and I don't get sick as well.

Thanks for the kind offer and, likewise, if you see anything you want please let me know wink


No flu shot. I think I must have picked something up from one of the theme parks and as someone who does not get many colds or viruses, this one has been a bit debilitating. However, my wife's tender living care helps me to feel better.

On another note, I got two tix to see Mr Hackett in February 2012. Cannot wait.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:40pm

I should mention that I received the new Unitopia DVD while I was away. 2 hours of music from this most brilliant of bands. In 5.1 DTS too and includes the full version of The Garden.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 13th, 2011, 2:40pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:40pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I should mention that I received the new Unitopia DVD while I was away. 2 hours of music from this most brilliant of bands. In 5.1 DTS too and includes the full version of The Garden.


How is Mark Trueack as a frontman onstage? He's got such a unique voice - very gifted. Great band too.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 13th, 2011, 2:59pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 2:40pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
How is Mark Trueack as a frontman onstage? He's got such a unique voice - very gifted. Great band too.


Will let you know but I have heard him live and he is superb.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Oct 13th, 2011, 4:07pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 2:40pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
How is Mark Trueack as a frontman onstage? He's got such a unique voice - very gifted. Great band too.


I have seen him and Unitopia live last year and he was overwhelming. I had the occasion to talk to him after the show and found him a very friendly and open minded person.
I think, the dvd includes the show in Zoetermeer, which was shot one day before the gig, I attended...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 14th, 2011, 06:39am

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One of the many versions of From Genesis To Revelation, a used copy for £0.99 from Amazon Marketplace. smiley

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New for £3.99 from Amazon. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Oct 14th, 2011, 07:20am

Touchstone-The City Sleeps
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 14th, 2011, 08:22am

on Oct 13th, 2011, 4:07pm, slowdancer wrote:
I have seen him and Unitopia live last year and he was overwhelming. I had the occasion to talk to him after the show and found him a very friendly and open minded person.
I think, the dvd includes the show in Zoetermeer, which was shot one day before the gig, I attended...


Indeed, the recording is from that show and also Mark is just an awesome front man.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Oct 14th, 2011, 1:04pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 1:40pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I should mention that I received the new Unitopia DVD while I was away. 2 hours of music from this most brilliant of bands. In 5.1 DTS too and includes the full version of The Garden.



Ooh I think I'll buy that ready for when I get back to the UK in mid November.

Any idea when the new Marillion album is due out Ned?

Hope you feel better soon mate. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 15th, 2011, 3:05pm

Nice to have recieved some vouchers for my birthday, so took myself into town to-day and returned with:

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Remaster
Peter Gabriel New Blood, Special Edition
Stephen Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Caravan - In the Land Of Grey and Pink - 40th Anniv. Issue
Rory Gallagher - Photo Finish
AC/DC - Powerage
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed

Should keep me busy for a day or two smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 15th, 2011, 4:01pm

on Oct 15th, 2011, 3:05pm, Mal wrote:
Nice to have recieved some vouchers for my birthday, so took myself into town to-day and returned with:

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Remaster
Peter Gabriel New Blood, Special Edition
Stephen Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Caravan - In the Land Of Grey and Pink - 40th Anniv. Issue
Rory Gallagher - Photo Finish
AC/DC - Powerage
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed

Should keep me busy for a day or two smiley


Outstanding. I expect to have those first four withing a week or two. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Oct 15th, 2011, 4:19pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 16th, 2011, 6:40pm



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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 16th, 2011, 6:51pm

Glass Hammer - "Cor Cordium" (pre-ordered)
Umphrey's McGee - "Death By Stereo"
Derek Sherinian - "Oceana"
Thomas Dolby - "A Map Of The Floating City" (pre-ordered)
Opeth - "Heritage"
Steven Wilson - "Grace For Drowning"
Touchstone - "City Sleeps" (pre-ordered)


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Oct 19th, 2011, 11:37am

Just arrived today:
Steve Hackett - Beyond The Shrouded Horizon
Styx - The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings (comprised of the first 4 albums)
Styx - Equinox

I think of guitarist John Curulewski (who played on Styx's first five albums) as the Steve Hackett of Styx - only in the sense that Curulewski is an underappreciated member who left just as the band was about to get very popular.

Most people know of his replacement Tommy Shaw, but it strikes me that it was only after Curulewski left that the cheese started to drip off that pizza.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Oct 20th, 2011, 11:26am

The new Lunatic Soul album has been dispatched and will be ready for me coming home in early November when I take a short break and renew my work visa. I hope the new Gazpacho album will arrive in time as well.
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:12pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:18pm

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:12pm, Dust wrote:
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There's a delicious irony here. In your post in the "nutters at gigs" thread, you referred to "pinheads" in the audience. Peter was asked about the New Blood CD cover on UK TV last week and said it showed a magnified image of a blood cell on a pinhead! grin wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:51pm

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:18pm, Down And Out wrote:
There's a delicious irony here. In your post in the "nutters at gigs" thread, you referred to "pinheads" in the audience. Peter was asked about the New Blood CD cover on UK TV last week and said it showed a magnified image of a blood cell on a pinhead! grin wink


Is that what that is?? grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:54pm

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:51pm, Dust wrote:
Is that what that is?? grin

Notice that I didn't say white blood cell or red blood cell as it appears to be green! grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 24th, 2011, 4:14pm

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:54pm, Down And Out wrote:
Notice that I didn't say white blood cell or red blood cell as it appears to be green! grin


As a lifelong Trekkie, there's a geeky, lame joke there. I'll skip it. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 26th, 2011, 07:24am

Devin Townsend - Ghost
Derek Sherinian - Oceana
Umphrey's McGee - Death by Stereo
Thomas Dolby - A Map of the Floating City
Touchstone - City Sleeps
Haken - Visions
Opeth - Heritage
Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Glass Hammer - Cor Cordium

2 DVDs/3 CDs - Neal Morse "Testimony 2 Live In L.A."
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 27th, 2011, 06:07am

Over the weekend, I'm planning to buy, via iTunes:

Forevermore - Whitesnake
Absolution - Muse

And possibly something else, maybe something by Camel.

Also, my Dad has confirmed it: He IS going to buy The Lamb, after hearing several Lamb songs when we saw The Carpet Crawlers live, he's decided to search for it in the shops, and I'm very keen to finally listen to it and take it in, because I've heard it is one of the major ones you HAVE to have. It shouldn't be too hard to find. grin

As for their other albums we haven't got (Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Abacab, Genesis self-titled). we're not despret. We've heard the major hits from those albums anyway, including five from the self-titled.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 27th, 2011, 07:21am

on Oct 27th, 2011, 06:07am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Over the weekend, I'm planning to buy, via iTunes:

Forevermore - Whitesnake
Absolution - Muse

And possibly something else, maybe something by Camel.

Also, my Dad has confirmed it: He IS going to buy The Lamb, after hearing several Lamb songs when we saw The Carpet Crawlers live, he's decided to search for it in the shops, and I'm very keen to finally listen to it and take it in, because I've heard it is one of the major ones you HAVE to have. It shouldn't be too hard to find. grin

As for their other albums we haven't got (Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Abacab, Genesis self-titled). we're not despret. We've heard the major hits from those albums anyway, including five from the self-titled.


Make sure you make the time to take in everything that is the Lamb. It's an amazing album. Savor it. You probably haven't started listening to Spock's Beard yet, but when you do you will realize the great talent of Nick D'Virgilio. A couple of years ago, Nick took it upon himself to record his version of the entire Lamb album, a tribute called 'Rewiring Genesis." In my opinion, he did a marvelous job. Once you have completely soaked up the original Genesis version, I recommend you also get Nick's version. Click here to read the DPRP reviews on Nick's album http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200854.php#rwg

Trivia: On the original Lamb, most fans probably don't know that Brian Eno is credited for some keyboard effects and vocal treatments on "The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging" and "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats." Apparently Tony Banks was not too pleased with this suggestion by Peter Gabriel, but it happened nonetheless. Peter wrote almost all of the Lamb's lyrics and most of the music was written by Rutherford, Banks and Collins. Hackett's presence is throughout the album and on all lead guitar parts, but he had very little to do with the composition.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 27th, 2011, 08:07am

on Oct 27th, 2011, 07:21am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Hackett's presence is throughout the album and on all lead guitar parts, but he had very little to do with the composition.


And that's why he left. He wanted to contribute more but the other four always had the best ideas. He stood in their shadow. That's also why, when a lot of Genesis elitists say "When Hackett left the band, Genesis was dead" - I always think "No, that's absolutely not true." As it's been said a million times before, Tony Banks is the ring leader.

In my opinion, this is the original line-up in order of importance to the band:

1. Tony Banks
2. Phil Collins
3. Peter Gabriel
4. Steve Hackett
5. Mike Rutherford

It's a good thing George Harrison, who suffered from the same problem as Hackett in the Beatles' early days, decided to put his foot down and say "No, I'm going to do more for this band, and no-one is stopping me". And as a result he ended up writing many of the band's greatest hits - it still amazes me that he arranged an entire 1,000 piece Indian orchestra just for one song. Now that is domination!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 27th, 2011, 09:09am

on Oct 27th, 2011, 08:07am, NoSonofVine wrote:
And that's why he left. He wanted to contribute more but the other four always had the best ideas. He stood in their shadow. That's also why, when a lot of Genesis elitists say "When Hackett left the band, Genesis was dead" - I always think "No, that's absolutely not true." As it's been said a million times before, Tony Banks is the ring leader.

In my opinion, this is the original line-up in order of importance to the band:

1. Tony Banks
2. Phil Collins
3. Peter Gabriel
4. Steve Hackett
5. Mike Rutherford

It's a good thing George Harrison, who suffered from the same problem as Hackett in the Beatles' early days, decided to put his foot down and say "No, I'm going to do more for this band, and no-one is stopping me". And as a result he ended up writing many of the band's greatest hits - it still amazes me that he arranged an entire 1,000 piece Indian orchestra just for one song. Now that is domination!


I think Steve was more important than Phil, and Peter more important than Steve.

1. Tony Banks
2. Peter Gabriel
3. Steve Hackett
4. Phil Collins
5. Mike Rutherford

On Trespass, Anthony Phillips was a strong entity within the Genesis, as far as songwriting, electric and acoustic guitar. On the Nursery Crymes album, "Fountain of Salmacis" and "The Musical Box" were heavily influenced by Phillips and were holdovers from the days he was in Genesis.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 27th, 2011, 3:46pm

on Oct 27th, 2011, 09:09am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I think Steve was more important than Phil, and Peter more important than Steve.

1. Tony Banks
2. Peter Gabriel
3. Steve Hackett
4. Phil Collins
5. Mike Rutherford

On Trespass, Anthony Phillips was a strong entity within the Genesis, as far as songwriting, electric and acoustic guitar. On the Nursery Crymes album, "Fountain of Salmacis" and "The Musical Box" were heavily influenced by Phillips and were holdovers from the days he was in Genesis.


I always thought Phil was really important to the band simply because he is an exceptional drummer, truly exceptional. Even Banks said "From the moment he sat on that chair, we knew he would be in the band".
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 27th, 2011, 3:52pm

on Oct 27th, 2011, 3:46pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I always thought Phil was really important to the band simply because he is an exceptional drummer, truly exceptional. Even Banks said "From the moment he sat on that chair, we knew he would be in the band".

My recollection is that it was Peter who said something like "The moment he sat down at the kit I knew he was a good drummer".

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 27th, 2011, 5:01pm

on Oct 27th, 2011, 3:52pm, Down And Out wrote:
My recollection is that it was Peter who said something like "The moment he sat down at the kit I knew he was a good drummer".


Oh, okay that was it. Whatevers.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 28th, 2011, 11:20am

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2CD


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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 28th, 2011, 12:46pm

on Oct 28th, 2011, 11:20am, HENRY wrote:
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You and D&O have more in common than ya think. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 29th, 2011, 2:10pm

Just arrived this morning! Neal Morse "Testimony 2 Live in Los Angeles" 5-disc set (3 CD -2 DVD)

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 29th, 2011, 2:52pm

I have followed through on my promise and bought the following albums:

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Looking forward to hearing them both, especially the latter! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 29th, 2011, 4:08pm

on Oct 29th, 2011, 2:52pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
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Excellent choice young man. smiley Time Is Running Out, Stockholm Syndrome, Hysteria, Butterflies & Hurricanes, Ruled By Secrecy - need I go on? wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 1st, 2011, 06:40am

Jethro Tull= Aqualung 40th Anniversary edition 2CD special edition
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Nov 1st, 2011, 08:56am

Knight Area-Nine Paths
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:28am

on Nov 1st, 2011, 08:56am, canutility wrote:
Knight Area-Nine Paths


Excellent album
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Clucker McBawk on Nov 6th, 2011, 4:49pm

STEVEN WILSON - GRACE FOR DROWNING: BLU-RAY EDITION
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This is a breathtaking album. One of the best I've heard in a long time. It has just about every emotion you can think of: Sadness, Hapiness, Anger, Contentness... It has very sweet, calmer songs, while still rocking the house down on some other songs. I would recommend this to anyone; Steven Wilson is a genius!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 6th, 2011, 5:17pm

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Also thinking of buying Tarkus by ELP...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Clucker McBawk on Nov 6th, 2011, 5:38pm

on Nov 6th, 2011, 5:17pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
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Also thinking of buying Tarkus by ELP...

DO IT. It's their best. You won't be disappointed in Moonmadness or Tarkus.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 7th, 2011, 01:44am

on Nov 6th, 2011, 5:38pm, Clucker McBawk wrote:
DO IT. It's their best. You won't be disappointed in Moonmadness or Tarkus.


I've already bought and heard Moonmadness wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 7th, 2011, 04:05am

Just ordered this from Play.com:

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It's a used copy but only £0.98 including postage and packaging. cool It's from a trader that I've used several times before (Zoverstocks) and I've always found their discs to be in a good condition. For the price I'm paying it would be worth it for Take Me Out alone. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Nov 7th, 2011, 04:34am

on Nov 7th, 2011, 04:05am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered this from Play.com:

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It's a used copy but only £0.98 including postage and packaging. cool It's from a trader that I've used several times before (Zoverstocks) and I've always found their discs to be in a good condition. For the price I'm paying it would be worth it for Take Me Out alone. smiley


Yeah Zoverstocks are pretty good too...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Clucker McBawk on Nov 7th, 2011, 1:55pm

on Nov 7th, 2011, 01:44am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I've already bought and heard Moonmadness wink

Yes, but I meant Tarkus.

How did you like Moonmadness?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 7th, 2011, 5:17pm

on Nov 7th, 2011, 1:55pm, Clucker McBawk wrote:
Yes, but I meant Tarkus.

How did you like Moonmadness?


I thought it was brilliant, as usual. Progressive rock is a universe of infinite possibilities, and Moonmadness was a sheer and utter delight. Pure 10/10 perfection, one of my newest favourites.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 9th, 2011, 06:00am

I did buy Tarkus, and I'm going to listen to it tonight. Unfortunately, because Photobucket has gone completely AWOL for me (all the graphics are messed up) the website is currently unusuble, so I can't upload a picture of the album cover.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 9th, 2011, 07:18am

Beach Boys - Smile (deluxe 5 CD version) Definitive version of this long lost album and much like the Beatles Anthology where you have the main tracks plus all the demos, outtakes and different versions etc.

Essential to anyone who loves the Beach Boys.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 9th, 2011, 07:21am

on Nov 9th, 2011, 06:00am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I did buy Tarkus, and I'm going to listen to it tonight. Unfortunately, because Photobucket has gone completely AWOL for me (all the graphics are messed up) the website is currently unusuble, so I can't upload a picture of the album cover.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tarkus-Lake-Palmer-Emerson/dp/B004G6TCIA/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1320844772&sr=1-1

Click to enlarge and you can copy the front and back of the album. You can also try

mega-search.net/search.php3
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 9th, 2011, 09:08am

on Nov 9th, 2011, 06:00am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I did buy Tarkus, and I'm going to listen to it tonight. Unfortunately, because Photobucket has gone completely AWOL for me (all the graphics are messed up) the website is currently unusuble, so I can't upload a picture of the album cover.


I saw ELP perform Tarkus in its entirety in 1974. It was my second concert (first being Steely Dan with headliner Bread in 1973).

ELP were so amazing I took my 13-year-old brother to see them the next night. They were touring for the Brain Salad Surgery album, but the Tarkus segment of the show was by far the most impressive. Much of BSS was very good as well; ie, Jerusalem and Toccata. I believe tickets were a mere $6.00 US for a 3-hour performance shocked


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 9th, 2011, 09:10am

Here we go:

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I'm going to hear it tonight-ish.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 9th, 2011, 09:27am

on Nov 9th, 2011, 07:18am, NedFlanders wrote:
Beach Boys - Smile (deluxe 5 CD version) Definitive version of this long lost album and much like the Beatles Anthology where you have the main tracks plus all the demos, outtakes and different versions etc.

Essential to anyone who loves the Beach Boys.


Coincidentally, I just finished watching the 2-1/2 hour Smile documentary on television this morning. Brian Wilson was going through a series of ups and downs in his life during the recording of this album. Smile was released 37 years after it was recorded. It was scrapped back in 1967 as the other Beach Boys didn't like what Brian had composed. He was under pressure from the record label to release it. He told them this was his greatest undertaking and could take up to a year, but they told him that was too long. Brian was heavy into LSD and other major drugs by this point and was getting very paranoid. He actually thought during the recording of "Fire," from the instrumental "Elements", that an actual fire down the street from the recording studio was caused by his recording of the song. The song was written during his second LSD trip.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 9th, 2011, 09:43am

on Nov 9th, 2011, 09:27am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Coincidentally, I just finished watching the 2-1/2 hour Smile documentary on television this morning. Brian Wilson was going through a series of ups and downs in his life during the recording of this album. Smile was released 37 years after it was recorded. It was scrapped back in 1967 as the other Beach Boys didn't like what Brian had composed. He was under pressure from the record label to release it. He told them this was his greatest undertaking and could take up to a year, but they told him that was too long. Brian was heavy into LSD and other major drugs by this point and was getting very paranoid. He actually thought during the recording of "Fire," from the instrumental "Elements", that an actual fire down the street from the recording studio was caused by his recording of the song. The song was written during his second LSD trip.


Consider this in your next package wink I also seem to recall that this was the album that eventually led to Brian's breakdown as he apparently thought this was on par with the very best of the Beatles and then he heard St Pepper and believed that he could not compete anymore or deliver anything as good as that album. Not sure how much of that is true or it was just the drugs (his drugs and not mine you understand grin)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 9th, 2011, 10:07am

on Nov 9th, 2011, 09:43am, NedFlanders wrote:
Consider this in your next package wink I also seem to recall that this was the album that eventually led to Brian's breakdown as he apparently thought this was on par with the very best of the Beatles and then he heard St Pepper and believed that he could not compete anymore or deliver anything as good as that album. Not sure how much of that is true or it was just the drugs (his drugs and not mine you understand grin)


Yes, Brian mentions in the documentary that he was driving through L.A. in 1967 and heard a Beatles song on the radio. He was so captivated by the song that he couldn't drive and had to pull over. He had never heard anything like it before. I believe it may have been the song "Strawberry Fields Forever" from the Magical Mystery Tour album, as this was the song they were playing during the segment, and this was released the same year as Sgt. Pepper's (1967).
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Nov 10th, 2011, 2:39pm

Here and Now - Give and Take

An album I used to have on vinyl many moons ago, and not heard for years!

An off shoot of Planet Gong, and remember seeing them at the Stonehenge Festival in the early 80's (Just) wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Nov 10th, 2011, 5:28pm

on Nov 10th, 2011, 2:39pm, Mal wrote:
Here and Now - Give and Take

An album I used to have on vinyl many moons ago, and not heard for years!

An off shoot of Planet Gong, and remember seeing them at the Stonehenge Festival in the early 80's (Just) wink


Got a Planet Gong vinyl somewhere cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Nov 10th, 2011, 5:30pm

Live Floating Anarchy smiley from 1977
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 10th, 2011, 8:09pm

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2CD/1 DVD


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 10th, 2011, 8:30pm

I wanted to mention that I got this in the mail yesterday...

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...but I was afraid that Dusty would insist on having me audited. undecided
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Nov 10th, 2011, 10:07pm

One o' these:

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Snowing -- I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted LP

...one o' these...

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Snowing -- F*ck Your Emotional Bullsh*t 7" (mine is on clear vinyl)

...and...

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Why -- Elephant Eyelash LP



Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 11th, 2011, 05:36am

on Nov 10th, 2011, 8:30pm, HENRY wrote:
I wanted to mention that I got this in the mail yesterday...

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...but I was afraid that Dusty would insist on having me audited. undecided


No, but I'm seriously considering waiting until you're at a gig and coming up there to take that from you! wink I'll probably have to wait 'til Xmas to get mine. (Hmmm, I wonder how early Chanuka comes this year....)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 12th, 2011, 2:25pm

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I FINALLY GOT IT! grin grin grin grin grin

I asked for it for Christmas but I saw it in a music shop for £4 and I couldn't resist! grin

About to listen to it right now... I am very, very excited. Once again, I apologise to all of you for taking so damn long to buy what many call the greatest progressive rock masterpiece in history. But now I have it... let's all act like I always had it wink

Also, sorry for trying to impress you so much with all these prog albums I'm presenting you with. I just can't stop buying albums, and when I buy all these essential albums you guys always rave on about, it makes me feel like I've become more and more equal to the pack - now I can rave on with you about how good The Lamb is. I just hope there's still time smiley

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Nov 12th, 2011, 2:49pm

A couple of compilations for the car:

The Very Best of Nazareth and

Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi, The Collection

Nice and loud should do it cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Nov 12th, 2011, 4:47pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 12th, 2011, 4:51pm

on Nov 12th, 2011, 2:25pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
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I FINALLY GOT IT! grin grin grin grin grin

I asked for it for Christmas but I saw it in a music shop for £4 and I couldn't resist! grin

About to listen to it right now... I am very, very excited. Once again, I apologise to all of you for taking so damn long to buy what many call the greatest progressive rock masterpiece in history. But now I have it... let's all act like I always had it wink

Also, sorry for trying to impress you so much with all these prog albums I'm presenting you with. I just can't stop buying albums, and when I buy all these essential albums you guys always rave on about, it makes me feel like I've become more and more equal to the pack - now I can rave on with you about how good The Lamb is. I just hope there's still time smiley

grin

£4? shocked Amazing value! cool I saw it for £8 and thought that was good. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 13th, 2011, 03:14am

on Nov 12th, 2011, 4:51pm, Down And Out wrote:
£4? shocked Amazing value! cool I saw it for £8 and thought that was good. wink


It was indeed £4, and that definitely is amazing value! The only downside is, it makes Genesis seem underpriced, as if their music isn't good enough to be priced highly. But it isn't just good, it's incredible, so calling The Lamb £4 is technically insulting laugh

Oh well. It was a terrific album, I heard the whole thing last night. It did have one unfortunate flaw - I thought the story was ridiculously convoluted. It made no sense in the slightest. I know it's meant to be an album symbolising the birth of a child and everything, but the lyrics were still entirely nonsensical.

But the music more than made up for the lyrical madness. I'd already heard "Counting Out Time", "The Carpet Crawlers", "In The Cage", "The Lamb Lies Down and Broadway" and "The Colony of Slippermen". But listening to them on the album still made them feel like I was hearing them for the first time, and all the other new songs were fabulous too.

I don't know why some people here have said it's hard to get into. It took me one listen to take it in and love it. The only track I didn't like was "The Waiting Room" for obvious reasons, but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the album at all. It was terrific.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 13th, 2011, 03:48am

on Nov 13th, 2011, 03:14am, NoSonofVine wrote:
The only track I didn't like was "The Waiting Room" for obvious reasons...

The Waiting Room is best listened to at maximum volume in total darkness. wink I love it as it is the band at their most experimental. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 13th, 2011, 08:57am

on Nov 13th, 2011, 03:48am, Down And Out wrote:
The Waiting Room is best listened to at maximum volume in total darkness. wink I love it as it is the band at their most experimental. smiley


OK, I tried that just now.

Didn't last two minutes... shocked sad

laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 13th, 2011, 11:55am

on Nov 13th, 2011, 03:48am, Down And Out wrote:
The Waiting Room is best listened to at maximum volume in total darkness. wink I love it as it is the band at their most experimental. smiley

on Nov 13th, 2011, 08:57am, NoSonofVine wrote:
OK, I tried that just now.

Didn't last two minutes... shocked sad

laugh

Were you scared? grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by logan75 on Nov 14th, 2011, 07:58am

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LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 14th, 2011, 12:07pm

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The second was £4.99, reduced to £2.99 if bought with any other CD. cool The other CD was the first of course. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 14th, 2011, 12:27pm

on Nov 14th, 2011, 07:58am, logan75 wrote:
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I bought that about a month ago. Four out of five tracks are good. The song "Moonchild" is completely bare-bones after two and a half minutes, though.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Nov 14th, 2011, 4:16pm

Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine

My first purchase from this band.
During my teens, I dismissed Kraftwerk as a novelty band after a friend played me Autobahn.
But in the past few months, something piqued my interest in this band, and I started looking into Kraftwerk and found an album of theirs I like.
At some point, I might follow up with Computer World.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Shipwrecked on Nov 15th, 2011, 08:19am

Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Abacab on Nov 15th, 2011, 4:26pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 15th, 2011, 11:00pm

ACHTUNG!..............baby. User Image


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6CD/4DVD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 16th, 2011, 02:55am

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Always loved this album - nice to finally have it on CD. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Duchess168 on Nov 16th, 2011, 2:48pm

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends

- on eBay in the UK.
Now I'm waiting for the parcel impatiently...

My previous purchase from the same seller was: Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 16th, 2011, 4:14pm

on Nov 16th, 2011, 2:48pm, Duchess168 wrote:
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends

- on eBay in the UK.
Now I'm waiting for the parcel impatiently...

My previous purchase from the same seller was: Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling. smiley


I was at the show recorded for this album in February 1974. This was my second concert ever. I couldn't get enough of Brain Salad Surgery, but when they performed Tarkus in its entirety, I was completely blown away. This tour was ELP at their best.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 17th, 2011, 12:41pm

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2011 Experience Version.... Can't listen to it until next month. Gotta wrap it up and put it under the tree. undecided

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This one, on the other hand, I will listen to TONIGHT. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 17th, 2011, 3:22pm

on Nov 17th, 2011, 12:41pm, Dust wrote:
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2011 Experience Version.... Can't listen to it until next month. Gotta wrap it up and put it under the tree. undecided


Aw, go ahead....we won't tell.

Quote:
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This one, on the other hand, I will listen to TONIGHT. smiley


I saw this at a nice price at the local HMV, but I hesitated to buy it because I remembered he likes to release hi-rez versions as well. Turns out there's a blu-ray edition I will have to/need to/am obligated to buy.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Lily on Nov 17th, 2011, 4:38pm

on Nov 15th, 2011, 11:00pm, HENRY wrote:
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Oh Boy!


6CD/4DVD
cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 17th, 2011, 11:13pm

on Nov 17th, 2011, 3:22pm, HENRY wrote:
Aw, go ahead....we won't tell.


Oh, okay. cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 17th, 2011, 11:17pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by logan75 on Nov 17th, 2011, 11:23pm

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CD's
30th Anniversary editions
Re: Recent purchases
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on Nov 17th, 2011, 11:17pm, Dust wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Nov 18th, 2011, 5:18pm

Yesterday I ordered:

Opeth - Heritage
Steve Hackett - Beyond The Shrouded Horizon


wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 18th, 2011, 6:00pm

on Nov 18th, 2011, 5:18pm, Chessman wrote:
Yesterday I ordered:

Opeth - Heritage
Steve Hackett - Beyond The Shrouded Horizon


wink


Very good choices, Carl. BTSH (2 CDs) has everything you'd want from Mr. H, and then some.

I was never familiar with Opeth's material until I purchased Heritage. From what I've heard of their other stuff, it's probably the only one I'll be purchasing. Heritage is very good though.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 22nd, 2011, 09:13am

Found on my doorstep this morning...

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Blu-ray/DVD/2CD

cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by LittleJon on Nov 22nd, 2011, 1:28pm

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both on vinyl
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 23rd, 2011, 11:31am

Mr Hackett's new DVD arrived today..........wonder what I will do tonight??
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 28th, 2011, 11:19pm

Latest discoveries in the mail box...


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2 CD


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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 7th, 2011, 02:42am

Thank you again Mr. Postman...

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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Dec 7th, 2011, 03:37am

The Flower Kings-Flower Power
White Willow-Treminal Twilight
Riverside-Second Life Syndrome
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 7th, 2011, 03:50am

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(Rush - Snakes And Arrows)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:42am

Planning to buy the following:

Muse - Black Holes and Relevations
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
(I don't have anything by them yet)
King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon

Also, I was thinking of purchasing the Incident by Porcupine Tree as it's only £4.99 on iTunes which is a brilliant deal for a 75-minute album... but I don't want to buy it just because it's there. Who knows, I might not like them. I've heard that Porcupine Tree is difficult stuff that takes time to take in, and I think I'll leave Porcupine Tree for now.

But anyway, I am really draining my credit card money. Mum has no idea how much I'm spending on iTunes. I've spent more money on music than on food/toiletries for university. I just can't stop. Joining this forum has put me into major album-buying mode. Having realied there's so much music to explore, I can't resist buying so many albums.

I need to get a job shocked
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:47am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:42am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Planning to buy the following:

Muse - Black Holes and Relevations
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
(I don't have anything by them yet)
King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon

I need to get a job shocked


Yeah, get a job, then post about actual purchases... wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:51am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:47am, HENRY wrote:
Yeah, get a job, then post about actual purchases... wink


What's wrong with posting about things you're planning to purchase? It's not like I'm lying or anything rolleyes

Whatever. I bought this last week...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:56am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 03:50am, Down And Out wrote:
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No, seriously.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:59am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:51am, NoSonofVine wrote:
What's wrong with posting about things you're planning to purchase? It's not like I'm lying or anything rolleyes



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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 7th, 2011, 05:43am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:59am, HENRY wrote:
Hmm, apparently my tongue-in-cheek comment has slipped passed you. User Image


Sorry undecided Sometimes it's hard to tell. A wink could mean several things. That's why I made the Smiley Usage thread, to discuss the best reasons to use certain smilies. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 7th, 2011, 05:59am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 04:42am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Planning to buy the following:

Muse - Black Holes and Relevations
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
(I don't have anything by them yet)
King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon

Also, I was thinking of purchasing the Incident by Porcupine Tree as it's only £4.99 on iTunes which is a brilliant deal for a 75-minute album... but I don't want to buy it just because it's there. Who knows, I might not like them. I've heard that Porcupine Tree is difficult stuff that takes time to take in, and I think I'll leave Porcupine Tree for now.

But anyway, I am really draining my credit card money. Mum has no idea how much I'm spending on iTunes. I've spent more money on music than on food/toiletries for university. I just can't stop. Joining this forum has put me into major album-buying mode. Having realied there's so much music to explore, I can't resist buying so many albums.

I need to get a job shocked

When I was at university I spent most of my money on alcohol and albums (vinyl LPs). smiley Oh, and whilst I don't think that The Incident is Porcupine Tree's best album, it's still bl**dy good, so my advice is buy it now at that price. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 7th, 2011, 06:03am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 05:43am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Sorry undecided Sometimes it's hard to tell. A wink could mean several things. That's why I made the Smiley Usage thread, to discuss the best reasons to use certain smilies. cool


Funny thing is, if I listed all of the stuff I was "planning" to buy, I'd use up a whole load of bandwidth. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 7th, 2011, 07:21am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 05:59am, Down And Out wrote:
When I was at university I spent most of my money on alcohol and albums (vinyl LPs). smiley Oh, and whilst I don't think that The Incident is Porcupine Tree's best album, it's still bl**dy good, so my advice is buy it now at that price. smiley


See my PM wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 7th, 2011, 09:42am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 05:59am, Down And Out wrote:
Oh, and whilst I don't think that The Incident is Porcupine Tree's best album, it's still bl**dy good, so my advice is buy it now at that price. smiley


Hmmm... I'll think about it. It's certainly a tremendous deal, but I need to know first if I'm going to enjoy the album I'm purchasing. I mean, imagine if you saw a shiny, high-tech new oven at a department store for a very low price, but you already have a perfectly good oven, would you still buy it, just because of the deal?

I think I'll end up buying it anyway. By the end of the year I'm going to have more albums to listen to than ever rolleyes wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 7th, 2011, 09:44am

on Dec 7th, 2011, 07:21am, NedFlanders wrote:
See my PM wink


I read it, friend. Thanks for the offers. I've gotten back to you about it.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 7th, 2011, 1:09pm

on Dec 7th, 2011, 05:59am, Down And Out wrote:
When I was at university I spent most of my money on alcohol and albums (vinyl LPs). smiley Oh, and whilst I don't think that The Incident is Porcupine Tree's best album, it's still bl**dy good, so my advice is buy it now at that price. smiley

on Dec 7th, 2011, 07:21am, NedFlanders wrote:
See my PM wink

Very very very confusing! huh huh huh I was quoted but the PM was (albeit rightly) sent to NSOV. Oh well... undecided

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 7th, 2011, 2:27pm

on Dec 7th, 2011, 1:09pm, Down And Out wrote:
Very very very confusing! huh huh huh I was quoted but the PM was (albeit rightly) sent to NSOV. Oh well... undecided


Whoops tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 7th, 2011, 2:55pm

on Dec 7th, 2011, 1:09pm, Down And Out wrote:
Very very very confusing! huh huh huh I was quoted but the PM was (albeit rightly) sent to NSOV. Oh well... undecided


My fault but I have old age on my side grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 7th, 2011, 5:28pm

on Dec 7th, 2011, 2:55pm, NedFlanders wrote:
My fault but I have old age on my side grin

That's alright, I know the feeling. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Dec 11th, 2011, 05:43am

Breathing Space- Below The Radar
Comedy Of Errors-Disobey
Sean Filkins-War And Peace And Other Stories
Satellite-Nostalgia
Sylvan-Posthumous Silence

All of those bought as a Chrsitmas present to myself so won't be played til Christmas Day

The Pineapple Thief-10 Stories Down
Blueneck-Repetitions
Riverside-Out Of Myself
Riverside-Second Life Syndrome

...and,expected any day now...

Arena-The Seventh Degree Of Separation
Frost*-Experiments In Mass Appeal
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 11th, 2011, 05:52am

on Dec 11th, 2011, 05:43am, anaesthetist wrote:
Breathing Space- Below The Radar
Comedy Of Errors-Disobey
Sean Filkins-War And Peace And Other Stories
Satellite-Nostalgia
Sylvan-Posthumous Silence

All of those bought as a Chrsitmas present to myself so won't be played til Christmas Day

That must require some will power. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Dec 11th, 2011, 07:32am

on Dec 11th, 2011, 05:52am, Down And Out wrote:
That must require some will power. wink



I've got so much other music to listen to that it will be a doddle smiley laugh wink cheesy cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 13th, 2011, 04:58am

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A snip at £2.99 from Amazon! cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Dec 16th, 2011, 11:09am

Jethro Tull - Nightcap

Been playing a lot of Tull last few weeks, and casually mentioned to family that Tull's Christmas Album would be nice to find under the tree.
If it doesn't arrive that way, I'll order it myself in the new year.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Dec 17th, 2011, 05:00am

I got the George Harrison documentary 'Living In The Material World' on DVD as a Christmas present for my elder sister; having watched the BBC-4 edit, I've since been looking for his songs on YouTube as well as the 'Pirate Bob' sketch from Rutland Weekend Television!

'Crackerbox Palace' has a good promo shot on his home grounds, with Neil Innes portraying a nanny pushing a pram; I swear George being in said pram and pushing the pram hood back was an influence on the 'Every Sperm Is Sacred' routine in Monty Python's 'Meaning Of Life'!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 17th, 2011, 09:36am

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I saw this CD on eBay and read much information online which indicated that the music has elements of King Crimson and early Genesis.

I have to say that there is a lot of outstanding music here, as well as--in my opinion--some sketchy, annoyingly pretentious stuff. Not unusual for a lesser-known Prog band, but my problem is that most of the tracks include both! Why is it necessary to take a beautifully-crafted song and suddenly at the three-minute mark throw in 30 seconds of cacophonous noise? Stop it. Without the experimental silliness, this could be one of the best albums I've discovered in ages. But I'll keep listening... maybe the annoying elements will become more tolerable to me.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 17th, 2011, 1:32pm

Just ordered

Paul Cusick 'P'Dice'

This new album from Paul has Gavin Harrison guest starring plus a few other prog stalwarts.

For those who have not heard Paul's debut 'Focal Point' well, you are missing a gem. It is a superb debut with shades of Porcupine Tree (the more pop rock side) on a number of tracks.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 18th, 2011, 02:24am

I stupidly purchased The Incident album from iTunes one day before I recieved it for free from Ned. rolleyes

laugh laugh laugh

Anyway, my Mum has recently purchased a new album called In the Threshold of a Dream by the Moody Blues, and it's a Christmas present for Dad. I'm looking forward to listening to it together because I love the Moody Blues very much. Come to think of it, they were the first prog band I ever got into, back in 2005-ish. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Dec 18th, 2011, 03:53am

on Dec 17th, 2011, 05:00am, sistermoon wrote:
I got the George Harrison documentary 'Living In The Material World' on DVD as a Christmas present for my elder sister; having watched the BBC-4 edit, I've since been looking for his songs on YouTube as well as the 'Pirate Bob' sketch from Rutland Weekend Television!

'Crackerbox Palace' has a good promo shot on his home grounds, with Neil Innes portraying a nanny pushing a pram; I swear George being in said pram and pushing the pram hood back was an influence on the 'Every Sperm Is Sacred' routine in Monty Python's 'Meaning Of Life'!


That George Harrison docu-film is amazing...watch the bonus feature with Paul telling a story about Jimmy and Jemima...it had me in stitches... laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 18th, 2011, 04:22am

on Dec 18th, 2011, 02:24am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I stupidly purchased The Incident album from iTunes one day before I recieved it for free from Ned. rolleyes

At least you have a legal copy then. wink Hope you enjoy listening to The Incident. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 18th, 2011, 04:33am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 18th, 2011, 05:51am

on Dec 18th, 2011, 02:24am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I love the Moody Blues very much. Come to think of it, they were the first prog band I ever got into, back in 2005-ish. smiley


Same here, but it was more like 1967-ish. tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 18th, 2011, 05:57am

on Dec 18th, 2011, 05:51am, Dust wrote:
Same here, but it was more like 1967-ish. tongue


For me it was more 1977-ish.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 18th, 2011, 06:00am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Dec 18th, 2011, 08:06am

on Dec 18th, 2011, 05:57am, HENRY wrote:
For me it was more 1977-ish.


1976 for me. A friend had played a song by a band called Raw Material, the song was Miracle Worker, which was quite nice, so he taped the whole album "Time is Raw Material" and as it was only about 32 minutes long, he tailed the cassette off with Never Comes the Day, and It's up to you, and the rest, as they say..............

Still think the Moodies Core 7 albums are the best 7 consecutive albums by any band ever. Absolute gems.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by InTheRapids on Dec 21st, 2011, 7:41pm

Just got the Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Imersion box set today smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 22nd, 2011, 12:47am

on Dec 21st, 2011, 7:41pm, Sarah wrote:
Just got the Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Imersion box set today smiley



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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 22nd, 2011, 12:53am

Part two of a recent purchase...

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3 CD / 1 7"45 rpm disc
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Dec 27th, 2011, 08:13am

Just got Todd Rundgren's 'Something/Anything?' with a gift token my other sister and niece got me.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Dec 27th, 2011, 7:15pm

Posted on Facebook so some people have already seen them:

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Clockwise from top left corner: The Kinks -- Give The People What They Want; The Jesus and Mary Chain -- Automatic; Depeche Mode -- Pro-A-5242 (2x12"); Grandaddy -- The Sophtware Slump; Sleater-Kinney -- The Hot Rock; John Williams -- Return of the Jedi OST.

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Clockwise from top left: The Beach Boys -- Endless Summer (2xLP); Various Artists -- The Kindness of Strangers (1980s British charity comp feat. The Wedding Present and others); Smashing Pumpkins -- Pisces Iscariot (in really nice-looking gold vinyl); Depeche Mode -- Pro-A-5192 (2x12"); Depeche Mode -- A Broken Frame; Peter Gabriel -- So (not like we didn't already have a few copies of this, but the price was right).

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Clockwise from top left: The Icicle Works -- Radio 1 Session The Evening Show (12" single/EP); Air -- The Virgin Suicides; ELO -- A New World Record; R.E.M. -- New Adventures in Hi-Fi (2xLP); Sex Pistols -- The Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle (2xLP); Depeche Mode -- Construction Time Again.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Dec 27th, 2011, 7:19pm

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Clockwise from top left: Mott the Hoople -- All The Young Dudes; Iggy Pop -- TV Eye (Live 1977) (promo); Depeche Mode -- 101 (2xLP; promo); Depeche Mode -- People Are People; Depeche Mode -- Some Great Reward; Duran Duran -- Notorious.

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Top row: Boyracer -- The Racer 100 E.P. (7"); David Bowie -- Loving the Alien Re-mixed Version (7"); Middle row: Various Artists -- This is Mod (2xLP Italian comp that is apparently pretty rare); Herman's Hermits -- The Best of Volume 2; ELO -- Face the Music; Bottom Row: Various Artists -- Pretty in Pink OST; Various Artists -- Times Square OST (2xLP).

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This is the crowning jewel in the entire pile of vinyl that I bought today...I cannot express how happy I am to own this LP. This was one of the most important albums to me as a teenager, and I still love it today; I never expected to find it on vinyl, as it's super rare to begin with, let alone with the bonus LP, which was only released in the US and not in the band's native Canada, where they are far more popular.

Sloan -- One Chord To Another w/bonus Live At A Sloan Party LP (The Enclave, 1997).


Sorry for the questionable photo quality...the batteries in my regular camera are dead, so I had to use my cell phone.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 28th, 2011, 05:01am

on Dec 27th, 2011, 7:19pm, mightyk wrote:
I never expected to find it on vinyl, as it's super rare to begin with, let alone with the bonus LP, which was only released in the US and not in the band's native Canada, where they are far more popular.


No need to rub it in... rolleyes


BTW, how has the turntable been behaving lately?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Dec 28th, 2011, 10:24am

on Dec 28th, 2011, 05:01am, HENRY wrote:
BTW, how has the turntable been behaving lately?


It's working well -- the problem seems to have resolved itself, I guess? Not sure how that works...but I'm happy about it! grin



Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 28th, 2011, 1:22pm

Alan Parsons - On Air
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Dec 28th, 2011, 1:36pm

Ordered this week:

Le Orme - Florian
Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock n Roll, Too Young To Die
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 28th, 2011, 4:01pm

Just bought on i-tunes:

Touchstone - The City Sleeps
Re: Recent purchases
Post by proginrev on Dec 29th, 2011, 09:55am

My lovely misses gave me £100 for Xmas to buy some CD's. Went on a lovely spree and got the following;

Mansun- Six/ Little Kix
Lunatic Soul- Impressions
Wire- 154
Anathema- Falling Deeper
Nosound- The Northern Religion of all Things
Sigur Ros- Inni
Steven Wilson- Grace For Drowning
The Pineapple Thief- Variations on a Dream
Blueneck- Repetitions
Smith and Burrows- Funny Looking Angels

Slowly working my way through them all. Mansun Six is a prog rock hidden gem.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Dec 29th, 2011, 10:11am

on Dec 28th, 2011, 4:01pm, Mal wrote:
Just bought on i-tunes:

Touchstone - The City Sleeps


Love it! I saw them perform in 2009 at CalProg, along with Karmakanic, Agents Of Mercy and It Bites. Quite the gig! cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Dec 29th, 2011, 12:31pm

Just ordered from amazon:

Countdown to Ecstasy
Pretzel Logic

to fill the gap between Can`t buy a thrill and Katy Lied in my collection.

Don`t know why, but I am in a heavy Steely Dan mood today.

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Dec 29th, 2011, 1:05pm

on Dec 29th, 2011, 12:31pm, slowdancer wrote:
Don`t know why, but I am in a heavy Steely Dan mood today.

grin


Nothing wrong with that grin Superb band
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 29th, 2011, 2:43pm

on Dec 29th, 2011, 10:11am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Love it! I saw them perform in 2009 at CalProg, along with Karmakanic, Agents Of Mercy and It Bites. Quite the gig! cool


Still remember your kindness in sending me Wintercoast when I mentioned that Touchstone were playing in my home town. cool

It's all down to you Dave wink cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 29th, 2011, 7:51pm

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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Dec 29th, 2011, 10:21pm

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CD

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LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 2nd, 2012, 06:27am

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(Peter Gabriel - New Blood)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by mightyk on Jan 3rd, 2012, 8:07pm

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Big Star -- Keep An Eye On The Sky 4-CD box set,

plus:

Q and Not U -- Different Damage
Rivers Cuomo -- Alone II
F***ed Up -- David Comes To Life
764-Hero -- We're Solids
(all on CD)

and:

Ted Leo -- Third Man Live
Hall & Oates -- Bigger Than Both of Us
(on vinyl)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jan 4th, 2012, 6:50pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jan 4th, 2012, 6:51pm

on Jan 2nd, 2012, 06:27am, Down And Out wrote:
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(Peter Gabriel - New Blood)


We knew the title. grin wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 5th, 2012, 05:39am

on Jan 2nd, 2012, 06:27am, Down And Out wrote:
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(Peter Gabriel - New Blood)

on Jan 4th, 2012, 6:51pm, Dust wrote:
We knew the title. grin wink

There will be some who don't and I didn't want to be a hypocrite. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 6th, 2012, 05:22am

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Re: Recent purchases
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on Jan 6th, 2012, 05:22am, Down And Out wrote:
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Nice. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 6th, 2012, 07:10am

on Jan 6th, 2012, 05:22am, Down And Out wrote:
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Ooh I wish I had that. Wikipedia calls it a "lost Genesis album" because all the other band members made contributions. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 6th, 2012, 07:17am

on Jan 6th, 2012, 05:22am, Down And Out wrote:
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on Jan 6th, 2012, 07:10am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Ooh I wish I had that. Wikipedia calls it a "lost Genesis album" because all the other band members made contributions. wink

I don't think that Peter and Tony made any contributions. wink By the way it's just £2.99 from Amazon.co.uk and Play.com. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 6th, 2012, 09:20am

on Jan 6th, 2012, 07:10am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Ooh I wish I had that. Wikipedia calls it a "lost Genesis album" because all the other band members made contributions. wink


My goodness, NSOV, you've not got Voyage of the Acolyte yet? This has to be your next purchase! Steve Hackett's first solo effort and an amazing one at that!

Musicians / Lineup
Steve Hackett - electric & acoustic guitars, Mellotron, harmonium, bells, autoharp, vocal on "The Hermit", effects
John Hackett - flute, ARP synthesizer, bells
Mike Rutherford - bass guitar, bass pedals, 12-string fuzz-bass
Phil Collins - drums, vibes, percussion, vocals on "Star of Sirius"
John Acock - Elka synthesizer, Mellotron, harmonium, piano
Sally Oldfield - vocals on "Shadow of the Hierophant"
Robin Miller - oboe, English horn
Nigel Warren-Green - cello
Percy Jones - additional bass guitar on "A Tower Struck Down"
Johnny Gustafson - bass guitar on "Star of Sirius"
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 6th, 2012, 10:04am

on Jan 6th, 2012, 09:20am, CountingOutTime wrote:
My goodness, NSOV, you've not got Voyage of the Acolyte yet? This has to be your next purchase! Steve Hackett's first solo effort and an amazing one at that!


Give NSOV a chance, he's only a youngster. wink I've been a Genesis fan since the early 1980s and I've only just got round to buying Voyage Of The Acolyte this year. shocked wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jan 6th, 2012, 10:36am

on Jan 6th, 2012, 10:04am, Down And Out wrote:
Give NSOV a chance, he's only a youngster. wink I've been a Genesis fan since the early 1980s and I've only just got round to buying Voyage Of The Acolyte this year. shocked wink


... and you don't even have Smallcreep's Day, and as your friend I am respectfully going to keep reminding you of that! grin wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 6th, 2012, 11:31am

on Jan 6th, 2012, 10:04am, Down And Out wrote:
Give NSOV a chance, he's only a youngster. wink I've been a Genesis fan since the early 1980s and I've only just got round to buying Voyage Of The Acolyte this year. shocked wink

on Jan 6th, 2012, 10:36am, Dust wrote:
... and you don't even have Smallcreep's Day, and as your friend I am respectfully going to keep reminding you of that! grin wink

And I've still only got A Curious Feeling on vinyl and so haven't listened to it for years. Clearly I am a lost cause. rolleyes

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 7th, 2012, 2:22pm

on Jan 6th, 2012, 09:20am, CountingOutTime wrote:
My goodness, NSOV, you've not got Voyage of the Acolyte yet?


Lol, and I thought I'd done pretty well with getting so many albums in such a short space of time. I guess not, if this apparently mega-essential album is missing...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 9th, 2012, 10:41am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 9th, 2012, 2:16pm

Just acquired Absolution by Muse and,arrived by post this morning,Mostly Autumn's Still Beautiful
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jan 10th, 2012, 10:49pm

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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 11th, 2012, 10:53am

on Jan 7th, 2012, 2:22pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Lol, and I thought I'd done pretty well with getting so many albums in such a short space of time. I guess not, if this apparently mega-essential album is missing...


Eh, I wouldn't call it essential wink There's no rush anyway, there's plenty of time to listen to all this great stuff.

I do recommend the album nonetheless, though I prefer his next two efforts, Please Don't Touch and Spectral Mornings.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Jan 14th, 2012, 05:22am

Just spent some birthday HMV vouchers on Steven Wilson's 'Grace For Drowning' and Tim Minchin's 'So F***ing Rock' DVD.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Jan 17th, 2012, 07:57am

Lunatic Soul - Impressions
Mike Oldfield - Islands
Mike Oldfield - Amarok
Mike Oldfield - Crises
Mike Oldfield - QE2
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge
Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth
Mike Oldfield - Incantations
Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving
Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 17th, 2012, 08:20am

the Rpwl Live Experience and The Reasoning's The Bottle Of Gettysburg
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hunter Salmacis on Jan 25th, 2012, 10:18am

Yes: In the Present Live in Lyon. Double CD with DVD. Recorded December 1. 2009, 10 days before I saw them. Same set list only a few songs changed order and one Howe solo omitted.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 27th, 2012, 07:18am

The Flower Kings-Paradox Hotel
Riverside-Rapid Eye Movement
Lunatic Soul I
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jan 27th, 2012, 11:33am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jan 27th, 2012, 8:58pm

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180g LP


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2 180g 45 rpm LPs
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jan 28th, 2012, 06:08am

Just arrived this morning..

Warm Rain-Absent Friends

Crippled Black Phoenix-(Mankind)The Crafty Ape
Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Jan 31st, 2012, 07:36am

Mike Oldfield - Discovery (found a copy at last - Yay!)
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jan 31st, 2012, 09:23am

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180g LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 6th, 2012, 03:53am

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I'm sure it will be quite similar to Dido's first 2 albums, which are pleasant listening. And for only £1.50 from Amazon, I can't really lose. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Feb 6th, 2012, 04:48am

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom....

...I absolutely love this album, been playing it to death all weekend, when a couple of songs reduces you to tears you know it's gotta be good...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 6th, 2012, 1:30pm

Just arrived...

Yes-Drama
Kate Bush-Lionheart
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 7th, 2012, 04:50am

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(nice to finally own a pukka version of Signify rather than a 128kbps MP3 rip cool)

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(Rush - Counterparts)

Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Feb 7th, 2012, 07:25am

on Jan 31st, 2012, 07:36am, soldoutfad wrote:
Mike Oldfield - Discovery (found a copy at last - Yay!)
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Arrived today from the good ol' USofA. £6 + £3 p&p and mint condition - bargain! CD & booklet don't look like they've ever been out of the case! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 7th, 2012, 07:48am

More arrivals smiley

Marillion-Holidays In Eden
Camel-Breathless
Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Feb 7th, 2012, 07:55am

on Feb 7th, 2012, 07:48am, anaesthetist wrote:
Marillion-Holidays In Eden


One of their best - IMHO smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 7th, 2012, 08:20am

on Feb 7th, 2012, 07:48am, anaesthetist wrote:
Marillion-Holidays In Eden

on Feb 7th, 2012, 07:55am, soldoutfad wrote:
One of their best - IMHO smiley

Nice to see some love for Holidays In Eden. smiley This album often seems to be rated quite poorly by many Marillion fans. undecided My favourite tracks are Splintering Heart and the closing 3 tracks which are IMHO as good as anything they've done. cool I even like the pop songs, No One Can being especially nice. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Feb 7th, 2012, 09:28am

Holidays in Eden is a great album. Pay some heed to the extra disc, if you got the re - released version. It includes some real gems.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 7th, 2012, 10:17am

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Listening to it right now! cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 7th, 2012, 10:37am

angry angry angry angry angry

This CD (the one above) is faulty, damn it! It keeps going through mad skipping sessions every couple of minutes! I'm on track 5 and it's still randomly skipping and jumping! cry

I'm going to stop listening, in that case. I'm returning this CD and getting my money back. wink Good thing I didn't buy it on iTunes - you can't get iTunes money back too easily! rolleyes

I hope NedFlanders is able to supply a replacement. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 7th, 2012, 10:47am

on Feb 7th, 2012, 10:37am, NoSonofVine wrote:
angry angry angry angry angry

This CD (the one above) is faulty, damn it! It keeps going through mad skipping sessions every couple of minutes! I'm on track 5 and it's still randomly skipping and jumping! cry

I'm going to stop listening, in that case. I'm returning this CD and getting my money back. wink Good thing I didn't buy it on iTunes - you can't get iTunes money back too easily! rolleyes

I hope NedFlanders is able to supply a replacement. smiley

Bad luck, it does happen occasionally. Out of interest where did you buy the CD from?

Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Feb 7th, 2012, 10:54am

in case you bought it, you should get a replacement. No Ned Flanders required here.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 7th, 2012, 11:08am

I bought the Ozric Tentacles alnbum in HMV. So, I can take it back with no problems. wink

(I originally posted that I got it in Amazon. This was incorrect (I got a different album through Amazon), so I quickly changed my message).
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Feb 7th, 2012, 11:09am

But you can also get a replacement, if you buy from amazon and the product is faulty.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 7th, 2012, 11:11am

on Feb 7th, 2012, 11:09am, slowdancer wrote:
But you can also get a replacement, if you buy from amazon and the product is faulty.


Actually, I didn't buy it through Amazon, I was mistaken, that was a different album. I got the album from HMV so I can take it back. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Feb 7th, 2012, 11:17am

grin

What I meant is:

Had you bought it from amazon, you would have received a replacement, too.

But as you bought it from HMV, you just bring it back and get your replacement right away.

smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 7th, 2012, 11:19am

on Feb 7th, 2012, 11:17am, slowdancer wrote:
But as you bought it from HMV, you just bring it back and get your replacement right away.

smiley


Oh yeah, of course. smiley That's great to know.

I'm still sending a few requests to NedFlanders though - it's nice to be able to recieve new music. wink grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 7th, 2012, 1:10pm

on Feb 7th, 2012, 09:28am, slowdancer wrote:
Holidays in Eden is a great album. Pay some heed to the extra disc, if you got the re - released version. It includes some real gems.


I have and the 2nd disc is longer than the original cd.It will have a few spins of that you can be certain smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 7th, 2012, 1:13pm

on Feb 7th, 2012, 09:28am, slowdancer wrote:
Holidays in Eden is a great album. Pay some heed to the extra disc, if you got the re - released version. It includes some real gems.

I bought the original version when it came out in 1991, so only have a single disc.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Feb 7th, 2012, 1:25pm

on Feb 7th, 2012, 1:13pm, Down And Out wrote:
I bought the original version when it came out in 1991, so only have a single disc.

One crazy thing about Marillion is, that they tend to hold their best material back and release it later on, on sources, the regular fan does`t think to get to. The one cd version of Marbles is the best example.

Lucy Jordache, your marketing strategies require improvement.....

undecided
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 8th, 2012, 06:47am

on Feb 7th, 2012, 1:13pm, Down And Out wrote:
I bought the original version when it came out in 1991, so only have a single disc.



I used to have it on tape.A friend once recorded it for me along with another Marillion cd
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Feb 14th, 2012, 10:57am

I recently downloaded an unofficial live recording of Journey from 74 (being a big Santana fan, I was always curious of this lineup featuring Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon plus Aynsley Dunbar).
I liked what I heard so I just ordered the band's debut album

Journey - Journey
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Feb 14th, 2012, 4:32pm

Elbow - Asleep in the back
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Feb 14th, 2012, 4:43pm

Rush - All the world's a stage - for a long time a hole in my Rush collection
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 14th, 2012, 6:25pm

on Feb 14th, 2012, 10:57am, Witchwood wrote:
I recently downloaded an unofficial live recording of Journey from 74 (being a big Santana fan, I was always curious of this lineup featuring Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon plus Aynsley Dunbar).
I liked what I heard so I just ordered the band's debut album

Journey - Journey


I have the first 3 Journey LPs and saw the original lineup when they opened for Todd Rundgren back in 1976. They were phenomenal. After Steve Perry joined Journey, they never played their original stuff in concert again until just recently, within the past couple of years, due to popular demand. With the original lineup of Journey, they were considered to be a progressive rock band. Steve Perry ruined them and made them into a pop rock band.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdbpcQh5u-A&feature=fvwrel
Re: Recent purchases
Post by InTheRapids on Feb 16th, 2012, 5:45pm

Went to record store today. Got a really amazing sounding cd: Essential Alan Parsons Project. The remaster job is the best I've ever heard. In was looking for some Camel DVDs but they didn't have anything at all, not even their cds
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 17th, 2012, 01:46am

Yowza!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 17th, 2012, 05:18am

My brother bought these yesterday on iTunes:

Best of Duran Duran
Best of Rick Astley
Best of Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

My brother is in LOVE with the 80s. Almost everything he loves is synthpop and new wave. He refuses to listen to much else. rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 17th, 2012, 05:24am

on Feb 17th, 2012, 05:18am, NoSonofVine wrote:
My brother bought these yesterday on iTunes:

Best of Duran Duran
Best of Rick Astley
Best of Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

My brother is in LOVE with the 80s. Almost everything he loves is synthpop and new wave. He refuses to listen to much else. rolleyes


No problem with either Duran Duran or OMD as far as I'm concerned, but Rick Astley? huh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Feb 17th, 2012, 05:30am

on Feb 17th, 2012, 05:24am, HENRY wrote:
No problem with either Duran Duran or OMD as far as I'm concerned, but Rick Astley? huh


Ditto


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 17th, 2012, 11:05am

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I bought this at Poundland! shocked OK, it says "pre-owned and fully refurbished" meaning that it's second hand, but it was wrapped in cellophane, is in very good condition and plays perfectly well. smiley And it sounds pretty good to me but even if it didn't, £1 would've been worth it just for this:



And fascinating fact number 427, Muse supported Feeder at some point in the late 1990s. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 24th, 2012, 12:06pm

Just bought this on iTunes:

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20 tracks for only £3. Excellent deal. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 24th, 2012, 1:12pm

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3 CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Feb 24th, 2012, 5:54pm

A couple of discs I ordered this week:

Steely Dan - Katy Lied
(I've got the first two SD albums, I thought I'd give this one a go)

Ant Phillips - Antiques/A Catch At The Tables
(newly re-issued)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 25th, 2012, 3:47pm

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I really don't buy many music DVDs, but I'm psyched to watch this tonight. And tomorrow. And maybe the next day. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 26th, 2012, 2:09pm

I bought Karnataka's The Gathering Light from the gig and it's very enjoyable.I'll be looking out for more of their output smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 26th, 2012, 2:11pm

on Feb 26th, 2012, 2:09pm, anaesthetist wrote:
I bought Karnataka's The Gathering Light from the gig and it's very enjoyable.I'll be looking out for more of their output smiley


Go get Delicate Flames of Desire which is their best album. Rachel Jones is lead singer while the guitarist (Paul Davis) is even better. Brilliant album
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 27th, 2012, 06:54am

on Feb 26th, 2012, 2:11pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Go get Delicate Flames of Desire which is their best album. Rachel Jones is lead singer while the guitarist (Paul Davis) is even better. Brilliant album


That is next on my list.I would've bought it on Thursday but they only had The Gathering Light and a couple of Hayley Griffiths' cd's
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 28th, 2012, 1:26pm

A few more that the nice postie has posted through the letterbox recently.....

Comus-Song To Comus:The Complete Collection
NoSound-Sol29
The Reasoning-Acoustically Speaking
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 28th, 2012, 1:43pm

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Though a fan of 80s/90s songstresses like Vega and McLachlan and Amos and Lennox, I've passed this one up for a couple of decades. Picked it up on eBay for nickels, and I'm glad I did. Tuneful, relaxing songs for a stressful day.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 28th, 2012, 1:53pm

on Feb 28th, 2012, 1:43pm, Dust wrote:
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Wonderful album. Natalie has been a favorite on mine since her 10,000 Maniac days. There is a highfalutin vinyl version of this that I need to pick up some time.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 29th, 2012, 10:12am

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Another eBay purchase. I've owned the LP for over a third of a century, but now I have this excellent album on CD. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 29th, 2012, 10:15am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 1st, 2012, 03:38am

Finally got around to ordering this:

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I've paid £8.31 (inc. P&P) for it on Amazon marketplace, which is great value for a double CD running to over two and a half hours. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Mar 1st, 2012, 07:11am

on Feb 28th, 2012, 1:26pm, anaesthetist wrote:
...

NoSound - Sol29
...


One of my favourite albums released in the last 10 years.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Mar 2nd, 2012, 07:08am

on Mar 1st, 2012, 07:11am, Witchwood wrote:
One of my favourite albums released in the last 10 years.



It's the 2010 release with a dvd too.Heard it twice now and it's a good album smiley


Got home and found the postie had been with another package ,which my neighbour kindly took in for me.Opened it up and it was a Kansas box set,The Classic Albums Collection 1974-1983. Cracking stuff smiley laugh wink cheesy grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Mar 6th, 2012, 08:19am

Transatlantic- Whirlwind
Chris Squire-Fish Out Of Water(Deluxe Edition)

Postman keeps knocking smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 13th, 2012, 05:37am

I bought (and listened to) this last week:

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Kasabian - Kasabian
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Mar 13th, 2012, 06:47am

For a while, I've been interested in expanding my collection of The Roches.
I just had their two albums produced by Robert Fripp - they were probably the CDs I listened to the most the past year.

On the weekend I ordered Speak (The Roches), and since I was in Toronto, I headed down to the shops and found the newly reissued Seductive Reasoning (Maggie and Terre Roche).
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 13th, 2012, 11:08pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 14th, 2012, 3:39pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 15th, 2012, 2:39pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Mar 19th, 2012, 2:39pm

Arrived this morning...

Marillion-Happiness Is The Road
Anathema-Falling Deeper
Airbag-All Rights Removed
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 20th, 2012, 10:46pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:14am

Today's arrival...Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri-Not The Weapon But The Hand
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:14am

on Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:14am, anaesthetist wrote:
Today's arrival...Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri-Not The Weapon But The Hand


I`d be interested to hear, how you like it.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Hammerdown on Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:39am

Most recent purchases were....


Rush remasters from Caress Of Steel to Power Windows.


Talking Heads entire back catalog on DVDaudio 5.1


Marillion Holidays In Zelande dvd's
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 22nd, 2012, 5:58pm

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2 CDs + 1 DVD (I was at this gig too) cool
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:48am

on Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:14am, slowdancer wrote:
I`d be interested to hear, how you like it.


After the 1st play,I'm impressed.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Mar 23rd, 2012, 08:45am

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I wouldn't say that I'm a big Stereophonics fan, but I think that they're not bad. In fact I really like some of their earlier singles circa the time of the Performance And Cocktails album. However the clincher in this case was HMV selling the CD for £3. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Arcadia Son on Mar 23rd, 2012, 1:13pm

Ordered the Hounds of Love and Experiment IV 7" singles, $10 each was too good to pass up.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by That guy from Montreal on Mar 23rd, 2012, 1:47pm

I bought a few songs from The Black Keys. I just start to discover them. I love how raw is their sound. Awesome!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Arcadia Son on Mar 24th, 2012, 8:29pm

Picked up Abbey Road and Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus on vinyl earlier today
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Mar 25th, 2012, 06:46am

A couple of discs I recently ordered:

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Broken Arrow
The Roches - Speak
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Mar 27th, 2012, 07:14am

Just arrived this morning...

It Bites-Map Of The Past
Deeexpus-The King Of Number33
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 31st, 2012, 1:43pm

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Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

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Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds
Re: Recent purchases
Post by shadow on Mar 31st, 2012, 1:49pm

Not brought any new or old music in ages , have to put that right soon
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Mar 31st, 2012, 5:06pm

on Mar 31st, 2012, 1:43pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
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Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds


Some tough stuff, you will have to digest there. I am not such a big fan of the early Floyd stuff. Obscured by clouds is a soundtrack and in my opinion does`t work quite well as an album (like most soundtracks). Atom Heart Mother is a classic, but I never really got into it. I mostly concentrate on the Floyd stuff from Meddle onwards....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 31st, 2012, 5:12pm

on Mar 31st, 2012, 5:06pm, slowdancer wrote:
I mostly concentrate on the Floyd stuff from Meddle onwards....


+1
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 31st, 2012, 7:23pm

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2 180g 45rpm LPs
Re: Recent purchases
Post by InTheRapids on Mar 31st, 2012, 7:30pm

A bunch of Lps,
Traffic - John Barely Corn Must Die (promo edition)

Winwood,Capaldi,Mason,Wood,Grech,Kwaku Baah, Gordon - Welcome to the canteen
 (demenstration copy,it's basically a Traffic album,but it's not labeled Traffic)

ELP - ELP (Argentina import !!! All song names are in Spanish, paper is a different material so it is kinda fragile

MSB - You Can't Fight Fashion

Elton John - Blue Moves (rare, not many produced)
Phil Collins - Face Value

Genesis - Genesis Live ( lol when my dad saw it he was like " wow that's when Phil actually had hair!)

UK - Danger Money


Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 31st, 2012, 7:59pm

on Mar 31st, 2012, 5:06pm, slowdancer wrote:
Some tough stuff, you will have to digest there. I am not such a big fan of the early Floyd stuff. Obscured by clouds is a soundtrack and in my opinion does`t work quite well as an album (like most soundtracks). Atom Heart Mother is a classic, but I never really got into it. I mostly concentrate on the Floyd stuff from Meddle onwards....


I picked up the Discovery box set this past year. With a lot of those early albums it had been a long time since I had heard them, and something like More I had never heard before. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed them. But Ummagumma is still a workout. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 1st, 2012, 04:38am

on Mar 31st, 2012, 5:06pm, slowdancer wrote:
Atom Heart Mother is a classic, but I never really got into it. I mostly concentrate on the Floyd stuff from Meddle onwards....

Atom Heart Mother is my earliest Pink Floyd album. I think that the title suite is OK but I'm not a big fan of Alan's Pyschedelic Breakfast. undecided My favourite tracks are the 3 solo compositions, especially Richard Wright's Summer '68, which I think are excellent. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 1st, 2012, 04:47am

I really hope I haven't made a mistake in buying AHM and OBC. embarassed I was looking in my local HMV for Wish You Were Here but they were the only two Pink Floyd albums they had left on the CD rack, so I bought them both.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 1st, 2012, 04:52am

on Apr 1st, 2012, 04:47am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I really hope I haven't made a mistake in buying AHM and OBC. embarassed I was looking in my local HMV for Wish You Were Here but they were the only two Pink Floyd albums they had left on the CD rack, so I bought them both.


I really like both of them. Not as much as I like wish You Were Here, but I still like them. You didn't buy Ummagumma, which could have been a real shock if you didn't know what to expect...

Atom Heart Mother side 1 might take a few listens, and Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast is... an acquired taste tongue tongue tongue tongue But it's very pleasant, anyway smiley

Obscured By Clouds has got some nice songs on it, but it's a real far cry from the next album, Dark Side Of The Moon. Wot's... Uh The Deal is my favourite from the album.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Apr 1st, 2012, 06:30am

on Apr 1st, 2012, 04:52am, Merryman72 wrote:
You didn't buy Ummagumma, which could have been a real shock if you didn't know what to expect...



When I was a kid, I had a school friend, who had an older brother, who owned ummagumma. But she was terribly scared of the scream, which can be heard on Careful with that axe, Eugene. Too make sure, she didn`t put on this side of the record by mistake, she wrote the word SCREAM on the label of the record. So she never got traumatized again by it.

grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Apr 1st, 2012, 06:32am

on Mar 31st, 2012, 7:23pm, HENRY wrote:
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My wife owns the cd version of this album and loves it to bits. Not quite my cup of tea, though.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Apr 1st, 2012, 06:47am

on Apr 1st, 2012, 04:47am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I really hope I haven't made a mistake in buying AHM and OBC. embarassed I was looking in my local HMV for Wish You Were Here but they were the only two Pink Floyd albums they had left on the CD rack, so I bought them both.


It's a matter of individual tastes.
I happen to like early Floyd, collectively more so than all those popular albums that followed OBC.

The second half of AHM (after the title track) is my second-favourite side of any Floyd album (the "Echoes" side of Meddle being my first).
And "Childhood's End" from OBC ranks among my favourite Floyd tracks.

So don't feel you've made a mistake until you've had a chance to take it all in.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 1st, 2012, 11:05am

on Apr 1st, 2012, 06:30am, slowdancer wrote:
When I was a kid, I had a school friend, who had an older brother, who owned ummagumma. But she was terribly scared of the scream, which can be heard on Careful with that axe, Eugene. Too make sure, she didn`t put on this side of the record by mistake, she wrote the word SCREAM on the label of the record. So she never got traumatized again by it.

grin


Back in the 70's, a friend of mine who I walked home from school with used to put this on his cassette player, and try and time it so the scream happened while we were passing old people. smiley

(Now I are one!!!)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Apr 2nd, 2012, 06:36am

Just arrived

Tangerine Dream-The Virgin Years 1977-1983
RPWL-Beyond Man And Time
Flying Colors.

That's tonight's listening sorted out while watching Blackburn against Utd
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:06am

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Both ordered new from Amazon.co.uk marketplace for £1.81 + £1.26 P&P = £3.07 each. shocked cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:07am

on Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:06am, Down And Out wrote:
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Both ordered new from Amazon.co.uk marketplace for £1.81 + £1.26 P&P = £3.07 each. shocked cool


Great albums at a bargain price
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 2nd, 2012, 12:32pm

on Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:06am, Down And Out wrote:
[ Rush - Fly By Night ]

[ Rush - Power Windows ]

Both ordered new from Amazon.co.uk marketplace for £1.81 + £1.26 P&P = £3.07 each. shocked cool

on Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:07am, genesis1964 wrote:
Great albums at a bargain price

This will take me up to 13 of the 18 Rush studio albums, excluding the covers album Feedback. I will now just be missing Rush, Caress Of Steel, Hold Your Fire, Presto and Test For Echo. I do have a few tracks from the first 3 of these on the compilation album Gold. Considering that 2 years ago the only Rush album I owned was a vinyl copy of A Farewell To Kings, I think I've done quite well. smiley As far as the live albums go, I only own Exit... Stage Left and Snakes & Arrows Live, so have some way to go. That said, it seems that the band released a few too many live albums after 2000. wink My Rush fandom can certainly be best described as "better late than never". smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Apr 3rd, 2012, 08:30am

Above Symmetry-Ripples
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 3rd, 2012, 09:48am

on Apr 2nd, 2012, 12:32pm, Down And Out wrote:
My Rush fandom can certainly be best described as "better late than never". smiley


I think they qualify as your second-favourite band.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 3rd, 2012, 09:50am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 3rd, 2012, 10:00am

on Apr 2nd, 2012, 12:32pm, Down And Out wrote:
My Rush fandom can certainly be best described as "better late than never". smiley

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 09:48am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I think they qualify as your second-favourite band.

They are now my second most collected band and certainly my most played band over the last 7 or 8 months. But in the overall scheme of things, I would still rank them behind Pink Floyd, Muse, Led Zeppelin, Porcupine Tree, Peter Gabriel and Coldplay, as well as Genesis of course. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Apr 3rd, 2012, 12:36pm


I've just come back from shopping with my son in Peterborough and we went a bit mad in HMV.

Here's what we bought between us:

David Bowie - The Platinum Collection
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith and Devotion
Depeche Mode - Violater
Coldplay - X&Y

Despite no encouragement from me, Coldplay have become my son's favourite band. He's 13 so I think it's really good that he's discovering his own favourite music. His next fave band is Muse. I think you would approve Nigel wink

I don't mind him liking Coldplay but if he starts supporting Arsenal he's out on his ear!!


Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 3rd, 2012, 12:54pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 3rd, 2012, 2:43pm

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 12:36pm, Nov wrote:
Despite no encouragement from me, Coldplay have become my son's favourite band. He's 13 so I think it's really good that he's discovering his own favourite music. His next fave band is Muse. I think you would approve Nigel wink

Not bad, though of course Muse > Coldplay. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 3rd, 2012, 4:00pm

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 2:43pm, Down And Out wrote:
Not bad, though of course Muse > Coldplay. wink


Agreed. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 3rd, 2012, 4:23pm

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 2:43pm, Down And Out wrote:
Not bad, though of course Muse > Coldplay. wink

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 4:00pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Agreed. cool

Glad you agree with me. smiley Having said that, do you still "hate" Matt Bellamy's vocals? wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 3rd, 2012, 4:43pm

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 4:23pm, Down And Out wrote:
Glad you agree with me. smiley Having said that, do you still "hate" Matt Bellamy's vocals? wink


I have trained my ears to get used to them, and now I quite like them. Yes, they can sound rather strained and overblown at times, but I kind of think it adds to the music a bit. It's what makes it Muse. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:20am

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 2:43pm, Down And Out wrote:
Not bad, though of course Muse > Coldplay. wink


Nah, not even close.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 4th, 2012, 01:25am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:20am, HENRY wrote:
Nah, not even close.


I've always thought Muse's music has a lot more variety to Coldplay, and that's why I prefer them.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2012, 03:31am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 01:25am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I've always thought Muse's music has a lot more variety to Coldplay, and that's why I prefer them.

That's certainly true. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by alanh on Apr 4th, 2012, 05:05am

Hi there




Just treated myself to the following...



Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick Pt2.
Seth Lakeman - Tales From The Barrelhouse.
A-Ha - The Final Concert



Might finally get some non-Genesis listening in now that the new edition of TWR is finished grin



Alan H
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Apr 4th, 2012, 05:37am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 05:05am, alanh wrote:
Seth Lakeman - Tales From The Barrelhouse.

Please let me know what you think of it Alan.

I like Seth's work and have just been reading about how he made this album.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Apr 4th, 2012, 05:39am

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 2:43pm, Down And Out wrote:
Not bad, though of course Muse > Coldplay. wink

That goes without saying wink

The 70s equivalent would have been:

Rush > Supertramp wink


Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:09am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 05:39am, Nov wrote:
That goes without saying wink

The 70s equivalent would have been:

Rush > Supertramp wink



The Beatles > The Rolling Stones
Genesis > Pink Floyd
Iron Maiden > Judas Priest

grin


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:21am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 05:39am, Nov wrote:
Rush > Supertramp wink

That would be false. tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:26am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:09am, NoSonofVine wrote:
The Beatles > The Rolling Stones
Genesis > Pink Floyd
Iron Maiden > Judas Priest

grin


I was thinking of what would have been the equivalent groups to Muse and Coldplay in the 1970s in terms of sound and reputation rather than just random groups wink

Rush / Muse - massively popular cult bands with excellent musicianship and dynamic live shows.

Supertramp / Coldplay - blander with more mainstream massive appeal. Great bands but just more middle-of-the-road radio fodder.




Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:39am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:26am, Nov wrote:
I was thinking of what would have been the equivalent groups to Muse and Coldplay in the 1970s in terms of sound and reputation rather than just random groups wink

Rush / Muse - massively popular cult bands with excellent musicianship and dynamic live shows.

Supertramp / Coldplay - blander with more mainstream massive appeal. Great bands but just more middle-of-the-road radio fodder.


As we know, some bands have specific "eras" and have clearly evolved over time.

I'm not a fan of Breakfast in America, the album that vaulted Supertramp into the mainstream stratosphere. However it's my opinion that their three preceding albums are each better than any album I've heard from Rush or Muse or certainly Coldplay.

tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:45am

Oh no, it's degenerated into a band comparison thread. rolleyes Now who started that? Oh sugar, it was probably me! shocked grin wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 4th, 2012, 08:13am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 06:45am, Down And Out wrote:
Oh no, it's degenerated into a band comparison thread. rolleyes Now who started that? Oh sugar, it was probably me! shocked grin wink

No biggie. smiley Nov exacerbated the discussion when he brought up Supertramp, to which I had to respond. It harkens back to that very old Supertramp Vs. 10cc thread, in which the merits of the former were alternately attacked and then passionately defended. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2012, 09:30am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 08:13am, Dust wrote:
No biggie. smiley Nov exacerbated the discussion when he brought up Supertramp, to which I had to respond. It harkens back to that very old Supertramp Vs. 10cc thread, in which the merits of the former were alternately attacked and then passionately defended. smiley

The Supertramp versus 10cc thread was started by yours truly. I seem to remember that it was very close and there were excellent arguments given for either band being better. When all is said and done, I love Muse, Coldplay, Rush, Supertramp and 10cc. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 4th, 2012, 09:44am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:34pm

on Apr 3rd, 2012, 2:43pm, Down And Out wrote:
Not bad, though of course Muse > Coldplay. wink


on Apr 4th, 2012, 05:39am, Nov wrote:
That goes without saying wink

The 70s equivalent would have been:

Rush > Supertramp wink



I don`t really get that. What have got Muse in common with Rush? And why do you think, that a band like Coldplay could be in any way comparable to Supertramp. Coldplay are parsecs away from what Supertramp did even in their weakest moments. I don`t even get that, when you are speaking in terms of popularity....

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:35pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 08:13am, Dust wrote:
No biggie. smiley Nov exacerbated the discussion when he brought up Supertramp, to which I had to respond. It harkens back to that very old Supertramp Vs. 10cc thread, in which the merits of the former were alternately attacked and then passionately defended. smiley



Ah yes, the ol' My Favorite Band Is Better Than Your Favorite Band discussion never fails to amuse. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:39pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:35pm, HENRY wrote:
Ah yes, the ol' My Favorite Band Is Better Than Your Favorite Band discussion never fails to amuse. grin


Indeed.


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:40pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:34pm, slowdancer wrote:
What have got Muse in common with Rush?

A four letter name with "us" in the middle. grin wink Seriously though, whilst Muse and Rush don't sound particularly similar, they do share a number of traits:

1. The power trio format.
2. Virtuoso musicianship.
3. A mix of styles incorporating hard rock, progressive rock, electronic music and other styles, e.g. reggae in the case of Rush and R'n'B in the case of Muse.
4. Dynamic live shows.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 4th, 2012, 1:37pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:40pm, Down And Out wrote:
A four letter name with "us" in the middle. grin wink Seriously though, whilst Muse and Rush don't sound particularly similar, they do share a number of traits:

1. The power trio format.
2. Virtuoso musicianship.
3. A mix of styles incorporating hard rock, progressive rock, electronic music and other styles, e.g. reggae in the case of Rush and R'n'B in the case of Muse.
4. Dynamic live shows.


Muse seem to occasionally incorporate some particularly heavy, almost death-metal-like elements into their songs, like the guitar in their song "Assassin". Now I barely like death metal but the way they do it in that song really works. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:10pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 12:40pm, Down And Out wrote:
A four letter name with "us" in the middle. grin wink Seriously though, whilst Muse and Rush don't sound particularly similar, they do share a number of traits:

1. The power trio format.
2. Virtuoso musicianship.
3. A mix of styles incorporating hard rock, progressive rock, electronic music and other styles, e.g. reggae in the case of Rush and R'n'B in the case of Muse.
4. Dynamic live shows.

Oh, and whilst vocally very different, both Geddy Lee and Matt Bellamy have voices that put some people off. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:31pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:10pm, Down And Out wrote:
Oh, and whilst vocally very different, both Geddy Lee and Matt Bellamy have voices that put some people off. wink


Like I said previously, I have gotten used to Matt's voice. I have decided that his voice beng the way it is, is a somewhat good thing because it makes the band unique. Although I don't much agree with Matt's policy of stretching out every single word like he's singing in absolute slow motions - sometimes, it does sound a little bit silly. rolleyes wink

Anyway, we are getting a bit off-topic! grin The most recent thing I bought was the new Pet Shop Boys compilation album Format (I posted the cover) and it's a compilation of the band's B-Sides and EP tracks. I haven't listened to it yet but I am looking forward to it, because it's going to be interesting to know how these "new", "rare" tracks sound. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:36pm


Muse > Pet Shop Boys

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:37pm


Genesis > Every band

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:52pm

Pet Shop Boys = The Lightning Seeds wink tongue tongue tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 4th, 2012, 7:46pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:52pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Pet Shop Boys = The Lightning Seeds wink tongue tongue tongue

True. grin

Oh wait... that's Spandau Ballet. cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2012, 10:32pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:37pm, Nov wrote:
Genesis > Every band

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Some sanity at last. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2012, 10:45pm

on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:37pm, Nov wrote:
Genesis > Every band

wink





Really? The Flower Kings are Number two, then?

wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 5th, 2012, 03:38am

on Apr 4th, 2012, 5:36pm, Nov wrote:
Muse > Pet Shop Boys

grin



That I disagree with.

Also

Genesis = The Beatles
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 5th, 2012, 03:46am

JLS > Iron Maiden

grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by carpetwalker on Apr 5th, 2012, 04:52am

Just received....Gilbert O'Sullivan - I'm a Writer Not a Fighter...now that's a trip down memory lane...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 5th, 2012, 05:03am

on Apr 5th, 2012, 03:46am, Down And Out wrote:
JLS > Iron Maiden

grin


Justin Bieber > Rush

grin wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 5th, 2012, 05:28am

on Apr 5th, 2012, 05:03am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Justin Bieber > Rush

grin wink

And just to complete the circle, Rush > Iron Maiden and Iron Maiden > Justin Bieber. wink It's getting a bit silly, isn't it? Time for Graham Chapman methinks. grin

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 5th, 2012, 05:35am

on Apr 5th, 2012, 05:28am, Down And Out wrote:
It's getting a bit silly, isn't it? Time for Graham Chapman methinks. grin


Yes, this is just silly, and my attempt to get us back on topic, by mentioning a recent purchase, was an epic failure. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by TheEllanory on Apr 5th, 2012, 06:14am

on Apr 5th, 2012, 05:28am, Down And Out wrote:
It's getting a bit silly, isn't it? Time for Graham Chapman methinks. grin


Yes, or maybe the Spanish Inquisition...no-one expects the Spanish Inquisition! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 5th, 2012, 06:35am

Perhaps we should compare meerkats instead. grin

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Apr 5th, 2012, 07:34am

Tony Banks' Six has just arrived smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 5th, 2012, 12:55pm

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Forgot to mention this one. My Dad bought it at the Hollies gig I went to. After he's done with it I'll listen to it myself.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 6th, 2012, 12:23am

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180g LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Apr 7th, 2012, 06:46am

Gazpacho-March Of Ghosts
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 12th, 2012, 08:10am

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The Plimsouls, Everywhere At Once.

Early '80s guitar-based New Wave/Pop similar to the Modern English, Pretenders, and Psychedelic Furs of that era. You may know the song "A Million Miles Away" from the club scene in the film Valley Girl. Highly recommended for those who like that sort of music.

cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Apr 12th, 2012, 10:22am

on Mar 22nd, 2012, 5:58pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 12th, 2012, 4:04pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 12th, 2012, 5:50pm

on Apr 12th, 2012, 10:22am, Marygold wrote:
I'm curious to know about your opinion.


I'm very pleased with Balloon Astronomy's debut album. It's fascinating that you can hear the band's musical influences so clearly throughout the album. There is also a definite Genesis influence. Very few artists come through the gate so finely honed. A grand example of progressive rock originating right here in SoCal, San Diego to be exact. Thanks for the heads up on this, Marygold! Greatly appreciated!

Favorite song - "Eagle"
Least favorite song - "Sigmoid Fletcher" wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Apr 12th, 2012, 10:45pm

on Apr 12th, 2012, 5:50pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I'm very pleased with Balloon Astronomy's debut album. It's fascinating that you can hear the band's musical influences so clearly throughout the album. There is also a definite Genesis influence. Very few artists come through the gate so finely honed. A grand example of progressive rock originating right here in SoCal, San Diego to be exact. Thanks for the heads up on this, Marygold! Greatly appreciated!

Favorite song - "Eagle"


Thanks for kind words. Glad to see your comment. Btw, my fave track is 'Eagle' too. wink


Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Apr 13th, 2012, 08:35am

Just received "An Evening With Transatlantic-Whirld Tour 2010" 3 cd and 2 dvd's grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 14th, 2012, 04:31am

Yesterday I went shopping with my Dad and brother. My brother had some tokens to use up, and he bought:

Queen - The Game
Ultravox - Best Of
Spandaut Ballet - Best Of
The Human League - Dare
Wet Wet Wet - Best Of
Erasure - Erasure

Not the most exciting purchases... remember that my brother has a strict 80s-themed music taste which is comprised of pure pop. rolleyes undecided

My Dad also bought the Best of Tom Petty, which I'm not too sure about. So, 7 CDs in total. I didn't buy anything as I'm recieving more albums from Ned soon, though I bought something in WHSmith and Game.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Apr 16th, 2012, 07:22am

Anathema's Weather Systems has just dropped through the letterbox smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 19th, 2012, 8:03pm

Snatched some bargains on eBay....

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Apr 21st, 2012, 06:37am

Just got back from town where my independent record store was taking part in the Record Store Day.

Brilliant!!

Mutter Slater was playing a solo accoustic set outside, and I picked up Genesis - Spot The Pigeon 12'' Ltd Ed vinyl 2,000 only, and also Steven Wilson - Catalogue/Preserve/Amass Ltd Ed Vinyl album cool

Happy bunny indeed grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 21st, 2012, 07:27am

I recieved a wonderful new package from the wonderfully generous NedFlanders this morning:

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Pet Shop Boys - Nightlife
Anathema – Eternity
Anathema - Judgement
Marillion – Holidays in Eden
Marillion – Brave
Threshold - Critical Mass
King Crimson – Lizard
King Crimson – Islands
King Crimson – Larks Tongues in Aspic
Camel – Camel
Camel – I Can See Your House From Here
Camel - Rajaz
Porcupine Tree – Lightbulb Sun
Steven Wilson – Grace For Drowning
Gentle Giant – Acquiring the Taste
Muse – Origin of Symmetry

Plus a few other nice things. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:02am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 07:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Steven Wilson – Grace Before Drowning


I don`t know that one....

wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:21am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 07:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I recieved a wonderful new package from the wonderfully generous NedFlanders this morning:

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Pet Shop Boys - Nightlife
Anathema – Eternity
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Steven Wilson – Grace Before Drowning
Gentle Giant – Acquiring the Taste
Muse – Origin of Symmetry

Plus a few other nice things. cool

Do you think it's a good idea to advertise the fact that you have such a large library of illegally copied material? wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by YouMightRecall on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:37am

My latest acquisitions in the last couple of weeks......

Ronnie Caryl - One step at a time CD
Ronnie Caryl - Leave the light on CD
Lamont Dozier - The quiet's too loud CD Single
Marti Webb - I'm not that kind of girl LP Vinyl
Brian Chatton - Playing for time LP Vinyl

TTFN

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:43am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:21am, Down And Out wrote:
Do you think it's a good idea to advertise the fact that you have such a large library of illegally copied material? wink


I no longer consider it illegal. How can it be, in this age? smiley

Seriously, it should not be illegal. Look at YouTube. There are entire bloody albums uploaded to YouTube, hundreds of them. Hundreds upon hundreds of entire albums, including compilations and live albums, to hear for free. Entire albums to download for free (using the several YouTube video free download services on the net), and no-one seems to be stopping it.

Not to mention, all of the band channels that upload songs with attached music videos. Every song that ever comes out makes its way on to YouTube before you can beat an eyelash. Every song, album, live performance, everything... it's all on YouTube. And Spotify. And all kinds of other places.

Music is so easy to hear and recieve these days that it shouldn't really be illegal in any fashion. I still like to buy music to support the artists though; I haven't stopped buying music, nobody has. It's just easier to get music for free. If one can with no consequences, one will. smiley

The SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) could have put a stop to it, but of course, it never went ahead. Nothing will stop the Internet - it is far too vast and powerful. It would be impossible to censor everything.

It's rather scary if you think about it. undecided
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:44am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:43am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I no longer consider it illegal. How can it be, in this age? smiley

Seriously, it should not be illegal. Look at YouTube. There are entire bloody albums uploaded to YouTube, hundreds of them. Hundreds upon hundreds of entire albums, including compilations and live albums, to hear for free. Entire albums to download for free (using the several YouTube video free download services on the net), and no-one seems to be stopping it.

Not to mention, all of the band channels that upload songs with attached music videos. Every song that ever comes out makes its way on to YouTube before you can beat an eyelash. Every song, album, live performance, everything... it's all on YouTube. And Spotify. And all kinds of other places.

Music is so easy to hear and recieve these days that it shouldn't really be illegal in any fashion. I still like to buy music to support the artists though; I haven't stopped buying music, nobody has. It's just easier to get music for free. If one can with no consequences, one will. smiley

The SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) could have put a stop to it, but of course, it never went ahead. Nothing will stop the Internet - it is far too vast and powerful. Too powerful.

It's rather scary if you think about it. undecided

If you're happy to think of it like that, then so be it.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:46am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:44am, Down And Out wrote:
If you're happy to think of it like that, then so be it.


grin

Oh, I've just realised. It's "Grace For Drowning" not "Grace Before Drowning" by Steven Wilson. rolleyes laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 21st, 2012, 11:30am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 07:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I recieved a wonderful new package from the wonderfully generous NedFlanders this morningPlus a few other nice things.....


on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:21am, Down And Out wrote:
Do you think it's a good idea to advertise the fact that you have such a large library of illegally copied material? wink


Moreover, the title of this thread is "Recent PURCHASES". Maybe you should start a new thread titled "Things I Got From Ned."

tongue wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 21st, 2012, 11:53am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 11:30am, Dust wrote:
Moreover, the title of this thread is "Recent PURCHASES". Maybe you should start a new thread titled "Things I Got From Ned."

tongue wink

Good point. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Apr 21st, 2012, 1:18pm

There are people here who are happy to share music and to introduce fellow forum members to different bands.
I’ve been a beneficiary of that generosity in the past. That was how I was introduced to bands like Camel, PFM, The Watch and Willowglass.

These people would generally ask for nothing in return, but if there was a return address I would make note of it and try to send something back I hoped they would enjoy (usually a live recording of some band I knew they liked).

I’m glad to see a culture of sharing music between forum members and I hope it continues.
The only misgiving I would have is if people who are inclined to be generous were made to feel they were taken for granted.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 21st, 2012, 1:26pm

on Apr 21st, 2012, 1:18pm, Witchwood wrote:
There are people here who are happy to share music and to introduce fellow forum members to different bands.
I’ve been a beneficiary of that generosity in the past.

I agree with that comment in principle. In the early 1980s I would often copy friends' records onto cassettes and they would do likewise with mine. In my case, this often lead me to discovering a liking for a band/artist and I would end up buying a good few LPs by the band/artist in question. Often this would include the LP I had originally copied. Even now, I do have a small number of CDs copied for me by forum members. However, I do think it is altogether a different matter having, it seems, 100+ (and growing) illegally copied CDs and having no qualms about not having paid a penny for them. But then again, maybe that's just me. undecided

P.S. I don't work for a record company. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Apr 21st, 2012, 1:32pm

on Apr 21st, 2012, 1:26pm, Down And Out wrote:
... this often lead me to discovering a liking for a band/artist and I would end up buying a good few LPs by the band/artist in question...
... However, I do think it is altogether a different matter...


Agreed.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 21st, 2012, 5:53pm

on Apr 21st, 2012, 1:26pm, Down And Out wrote:
I agree with that comment in principle. In the early 1980s I would often copy friends' records onto cassettes and they would do likewise with mine. In my case, this often lead me to discovering a liking for a band/artist and I would end up buying a good few LPs by the band/artist in question. Often this would include the LP I had originally copied. Even now, I do have a small number of CDs copied for me by forum members. However, I do think it is altogether a different matter having, it seems, 100+ (and growing) illegally copied CDs and having no qualms about not having paid a penny for them. But then again, maybe that's just me. undecided


Exactly this. If only one person bought an album and everyone else got it by illegal copying (an exaggeration, I know, but it's the principle...) then the artists would get next to no money for the work they have put into what could be a really fantastic album.

I do share some music with friends, but generally if I really want to listen to something, I will try to buy it instead of borrowing someone else's copy. I also illegally download some stuff if it's really obscure / not available for a reasonable price (eg CAS B-sides: Not worth it for the £70-80 for the box set since I already had the remastered albums included in that set, and not available anywhere else unless I tried to get the singles they were originally on - difficult and expensive. Same with Match of the Day).
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on Apr 21st, 2012, 6:05pm

on Apr 21st, 2012, 11:30am, Dust wrote:
Moreover, the title of this thread is "Recent PURCHASES". Maybe you should start a new thread titled "Things I Got From Ned."

tongue wink

grin


Re: Recent purchases
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 21st, 2012, 6:14pm

on Apr 21st, 2012, 6:11pm, Nov wrote:
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What's this cover all about? huh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 21st, 2012, 7:17pm

on Apr 21st, 2012, 5:53pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Exactly this. If only one person bought an album and everyone else got it by illegal copying (an exaggeration, I know, but it's the principle...) then the artists would get next to no money for the work they have put into what could be a really fantastic album.

I do share some music with friends, but generally if I really want to listen to something, I will try to buy it instead of borrowing someone else's copy. I also illegally download some stuff if it's really obscure / not available for a reasonable price (eg CAS B-sides: Not worth it for the £70-80 for the box set since I already had the remastered albums included in that set, and not available anywhere else unless I tried to get the singles they were originally on - difficult and expensive. Same with Match of the Day).

Thank you Merryman72. I expected to be shot down in flames for my post. undecided It's nice have a member of the forum agree with me and the fact that it's one of the younger members makes it all the more pleasing for me. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:58am

There was a discussion about this topic a while ago. It ended up in a mess.

http://www.dprp.net/forum/index.php?topic=2548.0

http://www.iq-forum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1933&hilit=prog+against+pirates

http://www.iq-forum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1620&hilit=prog+against+pirates

These threads are quite worth a read, because they include all the arguments pro and con downloading and especially the viewpoint of the artists. Thing is, that in all three threads the discussion went unpleasant and the threads got locked....


Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2012, 02:53am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 6:14pm, Merryman72 wrote:
What's this cover all about? huh


It's Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" album cover.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2012, 03:06am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 7:17pm, Down And Out wrote:
Thank you Merryman72. I expected to be shot down in flames for my post. undecided It's nice have a member of the forum agree with me and the fact that it's one of the younger members makes it all the more pleasing for me. smiley


Look, I know it sounds selfish and sly to find illegal downloading okay, but I just feel that for me at least, there is no way to be against it. I would be against it, but it seems impossible.

Like I said before, YouTube has all of the music available, all for free. YouTube is doing absolutely nothing to stop uploads of entire albums and even entire films. If YouTube (and Google, who owns YouTube) is okay with this... yeah, it's moronic, but that's the situation, and we've known it from the start. wink

We are living in an age where the Internet dominates absolutely everything. Yes, the Internet is terribly evil, I am in perfect agreement. But it is here to stay. So what's the use? undecided
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 22nd, 2012, 04:49am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 02:53am, NoSonofVine wrote:
It's Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" album cover.


Err, look again at the picture that supposedly goes with the main article... wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:05am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 04:49am, Merryman72 wrote:
Err, look again at the picture that supposedly goes with the main article... wink


I just looked up the actual cover on Google Images (I don't have the album). Lol, I see now. smiley But why? huh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:26am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:05am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I just looked up the actual cover on Google Images (I don't have the album). Lol, I see now. smiley But why? huh


Exactly what I was wondering... most odd huh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 22nd, 2012, 06:03am

on Apr 21st, 2012, 08:43am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I no longer consider it illegal. How can it be, in this age? smiley

Seriously, it should not be illegal. Look at YouTube. There are entire bloody albums uploaded to YouTube, hundreds of them. Hundreds upon hundreds of entire albums, including compilations and live albums, to hear for free. Entire albums to download for free (using the several YouTube video free download services on the net), and no-one seems to be stopping it.

Not to mention, all of the band channels that upload songs with attached music videos. Every song that ever comes out makes its way on to YouTube before you can beat an eyelash. Every song, album, live performance, everything... it's all on YouTube. And Spotify. And all kinds of other places.

Music is so easy to hear and recieve these days that it shouldn't really be illegal in any fashion. I still like to buy music to support the artists though; I haven't stopped buying music, nobody has. It's just easier to get music for free. If one can with no consequences, one will. smiley

The SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) could have put a stop to it, but of course, it never went ahead. Nothing will stop the Internet - it is far too vast and powerful. It would be impossible to censor everything.

It's rather scary if you think about it. undecided


Unfortunately, it's not us who get to decide what's legal. It's the lawmakers!

As others have said, there's swings and roundabouts to it, we have all done it and all ended up buying stuff we might not have if we'd not heard it via this method, but there has to be a sensible balance between copying and shelling out.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:00am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 03:06am, NoSonofVine wrote:
... YouTube has all of the music available, all for free. YouTube is doing absolutely nothing to stop uploads of entire albums and even entire films. If YouTube (and Google, who owns YouTube) is okay with this... yeah, it's moronic, but that's the situation, and we've known it from the start. wink

We are living in an age where the Internet dominates absolutely everything. Yes, the Internet is terribly evil, I am in perfect agreement. But it is here to stay. So what's the use? undecided


There has always been the dispassionate majority of our society that views music as disposable and fleeting.
And it's easy to understand why that faction would buy into this mentality that we shouldn’t have to pay for music or films.

To me, however, it's incongruous for someone who is supposedly passionate about music and specific bands to think this is acceptable.

YouTube is a fine source for hearing songs but it is certainly no alternative to having the product in your disc player or on your home or car stereo
And there is nothing inherently "evil" about the internet or specifically file sharing technology - it's how people choose to use that technology that brings actions into question.

I’ve downloaded a lot of free music in the last few years but I make a conscious decision to only download music that is commercially unavailable.
Just because 97% of the downloading population doesn't share my principles, doesn't justify their practice.

I have no objection to people copying and sharing commercially available CDs for the purpose of introducing a band to someone else – from there the beneficiary can decide whether they want to explore the band further on their own.

But to suggest that the existence of YouTube justifies not paying for commercially available music is a terrible cop-out. tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:32am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:00am, Witchwood wrote:
There has always been the dispassionate majority of our society that views music as disposable and fleeting.
And it's easy to understand why that faction would buy into this mentality that we shouldn’t have to pay for music or films.

To me, however, it's incongruous for someone who is supposedly passionate about music and specific bands to think this is acceptable.

YouTube is a fine source for hearing songs but it is certainly no alternative to having the product in your disc player or on your home or car stereo
And there is nothing inherently "evil" about the internet or specifically file sharing technology - it's how people choose to use that technology that brings actions into question.

I’ve downloaded a lot of free music in the last few years but I make a conscious decision to only download music that is commercially unavailable.
Just because 97% of the downloading population doesn't share my principles, doesn't justify their practice.

I have no objection to people copying and sharing commercially available CDs for the purpose of introducing a band to someone else – from there the beneficiary can decide whether they want to explore the band further on their own.

But to suggest that the existence of YouTube justifies not paying for commercially available music is a terrible cop-out. tongue


Outstanding post, WW. Very well-put. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:47am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:00am, Witchwood wrote:
There has always been the dispassionate majority of our society that views music as disposable and fleeting.
And it's easy to understand why that faction would buy into this mentality that we shouldn’t have to pay for music or films.

To me, however, it's incongruous for someone who is supposedly passionate about music and specific bands to think this is acceptable.

YouTube is a fine source for hearing songs but it is certainly no alternative to having the product in your disc player or on your home or car stereo
And there is nothing inherently "evil" about the internet or specifically file sharing technology - it's how people choose to use that technology that brings actions into question.

I’ve downloaded a lot of free music in the last few years but I make a conscious decision to only download music that is commercially unavailable.
Just because 97% of the downloading population doesn't share my principles, doesn't justify their practice.

I have no objection to people copying and sharing commercially available CDs for the purpose of introducing a band to someone else – from there the beneficiary can decide whether they want to explore the band further on their own.

But to suggest that the existence of YouTube justifies not paying for commercially available music is a terrible cop-out. tongue

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:32am, Dust wrote:
Outstanding post, WW. Very well-put. smiley

+1

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:01am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:47am, Down And Out wrote:
+1


+2 grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:45am

Damn you Record Store Day! Damn you!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:46am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:01am, Merryman72 wrote:
+2 grin


+1 for me as well. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:50am

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200g LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:55am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:58am

Also, just to be clear, I DO BUY MUSIC. wink I have bought upwards of thirty albums from the iTunes store, which costs money, and many albums from CD shops in the past. My whole family has.

I am NOT saying that everyone should download illegally just like that. No one should be forced into it, I'm just saying that it can be done and no one can stop it.

I am not promoting illegal downloading. Everyone understand? wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:03am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:08am

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:58am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Also, just to be clear, I DO BUY MUSIC. wink I have bought upwards of thirty albums from the iTunes store, which costs money, and many albums from CD shops in the past. My whole family has.

I am NOT saying that everyone should download illegally just like that. No one should be forced into it, I'm just saying that it can be done and no one can stop it.

I am not promoting illegal downloading. Everyone understand? wink

The issue that I - and a number of others on this forum - have is one of balance. I suspect that within the last year, you have "acquired" far more than "upwards of thirty albums" via illegal means.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Swede on Apr 22nd, 2012, 2:12pm

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:50am, HENRY wrote:
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That's a great album, Henry! smiley

(My mp3 file of it doesn't weight that many grams... grin )
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Apr 22nd, 2012, 2:46pm

on Apr 22nd, 2012, 2:12pm, Swede wrote:
That's a great album, Henry! smiley

(My mp3 file of it doesn't weight that many grams... grin )


It's a Classic Records reissue. It must have been sitting in the bin at the local record shop for at least a year or so. Couldn't pass it by this time around. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on May 2nd, 2012, 10:48am

Just arrived...

Porcupine Tree-In Absentia
10cc-How Dare You
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 2nd, 2012, 11:02am

on May 2nd, 2012, 10:48am, anaesthetist wrote:
Just arrived...

Porcupine Tree-In Absentia
10cc-How Dare You

Two excellent albums. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 2nd, 2012, 11:29am

Anathema latest
Hogarth and Barbieri
Steve Thorne latest

Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on May 2nd, 2012, 11:56am

on May 2nd, 2012, 11:29am, NedFlanders wrote:
Anathema latest
Hogarth and Barbieri
Steve Thorne latest


Two out of three ain't bad grin

Not keen on Hogarth album shocked
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on May 3rd, 2012, 08:18am

on May 2nd, 2012, 11:56am, genesis1964 wrote:
Two out of three ain't bad grin

Not keen on Hogarth album shocked


can't comment on the Steve Thorne album but the other 2 are pretty good
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 3rd, 2012, 1:14pm

Invertigo - Veritas
Arjen Lucassen - Lost in the new Real
Iona - Another Realm
Amethystium - Transversa
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 3rd, 2012, 1:45pm

on May 3rd, 2012, 1:14pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Invertigo - Veritas
Arjen Lucassen - Lost in the new Real
Iona - Another Realm
Amethystium - Transversa


Definitely want to hear your critique on Arjen's latest, Ned. He's taken on the subject of cryopreservation this time around. Rutger Hauer does the narration. IMO, Arjen is always a class act. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on May 3rd, 2012, 2:06pm

on May 3rd, 2012, 1:45pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Definitely want to hear your critique on Arjen's latest, Ned. He's taken on the subject of cryopreservation this time around. Rutger Hauer does the narration. IMO, Arjen is always a class act. cool


Feedback in due course my friend and also...... wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on May 4th, 2012, 05:37am

Bruce Cockburn - Speechless

plus a few things on pre-order...

Squackett - A Life Within A Day
Wilson/Kerfeldt - Storm Corrosion
Santana - Shape Shifter
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on May 4th, 2012, 07:19am

Tin Spirits-Wired To Earth
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 4th, 2012, 08:49am

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Great new album. The media calls it "Indie Rock," along with bands like The Decemberists and Wilco. I don't really know what that means, but it's crisp, intelligent, melodic rock that gets better on each listening. I like it. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 5th, 2012, 06:30am

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I bought it from Poundland. It was in their "Replay" range, which is described as "pre-owned, fully refurbished". In other words it is a used copy, but it looks as good as new and plays perfectly. Amazing value for £1. Recommended for fans of Coldplay, Keane and Snow Patrol. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on May 5th, 2012, 07:15am

Astra-The Black Chord
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on May 8th, 2012, 2:08pm

Arrived today....

Anthony Phillips and Andrew Skeet-Seventh Heaven
North Atlantic Oscillation-Fog Electric
Storm Corrosion
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Nov on May 8th, 2012, 2:30pm


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 9th, 2012, 07:48am

I just ordered this:

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Good band - should've checked 'em out earlier. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 9th, 2012, 08:40am

Mum bought this last weekend:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 9th, 2012, 1:27pm

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Just for fun. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Julian on May 9th, 2012, 3:22pm

on May 4th, 2012, 08:49am, Dust wrote:
Great new album. The media calls it "Indie Rock," along with bands like The Decemberists and Wilco. I don't really know what that means, but it's crisp, intelligent, melodic rock that gets better on each listening. I like it. smiley


I hadn't realised The Shins had released a new album. Thanks for mentioning it, Dust!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 9th, 2012, 4:01pm

on May 9th, 2012, 3:22pm, Julian wrote:
I hadn't realised The Shins had released a new album. Thanks for mentioning it, Dust!

My pleasure. I'm liking it more with each listen. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 11th, 2012, 4:59pm

Just purchased from HMV:

The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (I was looking for Thick as a Brick but it was sold out)
Joni Mitchell - Clouds
Alan Parsons Project - Turn Of A Friendly Card
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 18th, 2012, 12:24pm

Just ordered:

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Only £2.99 from Amazon.co.uk. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 18th, 2012, 12:36pm

on May 18th, 2012, 12:24pm, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered:

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My Dad bought this album from HMV for the same price last year. I haven't heard the album, but Dad said it was disappointing. undecided My Dad was also even more disappointed with The Best of The Smiths, which he recieved as a Christmas present last year.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 18th, 2012, 12:42pm

on May 18th, 2012, 12:36pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
My Dad bought this album from HMV for the same price last year. I haven't heard the album, but Dad said it was disappointing. undecided My Dad was also even more disappointed with The Best of The Smiths, which he recieved as a Christmas present last year.

I'm not a big Thin Lizzy fan but that price is fantastic. I listened to the whole album via Spotify and was reasonably impressed. The Smiths, on the other hand, are a band that I totally and utterly despise. angry

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 18th, 2012, 8:25pm

Woo!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on May 18th, 2012, 8:54pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on May 19th, 2012, 07:20am

Just pre-ordered ...
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Americana

It's an album comprised entirely of traditional American folk songs like Clementine, Oh Susanna and She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain.
My immediate thought was: Good God, I won't be getting that one.
But leading up to its release on June 5, Neil, through his website and YouTube has given people a chance to listen to how some of these songs have been radically reworked and given the NY&CH treatment.
To my own amazement, I'm now actually quite looking forward to hearing this album in its entirety.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 21st, 2012, 09:44am

Astra - "The Weirding" - 2009
A wonderful throwback to early progressive rock. You get a great retrovibe listening to this album. Wonderful guitar work. plus analog synths. These guys can jam!
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Astra - "The Black Chord" - 2012
Take a trip back in time. Some critics have called Astra's music a cross between early Pink Floyd and Wishbone Ash. Lots of Hammond organ and wonderful guitar work.
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IZZ - "Crush of Night" - 2012
On the heels of IZZ's amazing "The Darkened Room" album, CRUSH OF NIGHT gives us gorgeous keyboard and guitar solos in a bed of sophisticated American prog. Very contemporary and fresh.
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 22nd, 2012, 12:03pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on May 23rd, 2012, 06:21am

Galahad-Battle Scars
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 23rd, 2012, 08:18am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on May 23rd, 2012, 10:20am

on May 23rd, 2012, 08:18am, Dust wrote:
[ Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People ]

Hope it's living up to your expectations. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 23rd, 2012, 10:57am

on May 23rd, 2012, 10:20am, Down And Out wrote:
Hope it's living up to your expectations. smiley

Thanks! Just released yesterday, and I haven't even listened to it yet. Going to see them live this Friday.

It's gonna be a Garbage Week! Woohoo!! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 31st, 2012, 08:51am

Received on Wednesday -

Astra - "The Black Chord"
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Astra - "The Weirding"
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IZZ - "Crush of Night"
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on May 31st, 2012, 10:33am

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Spirit - Live at Rockpalast 1978
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 31st, 2012, 11:33am

on May 21st, 2012, 09:44am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Astra - "The Weirding" - 2009
A wonderful throwback to early progressive rock. You get a great retrovibe listening to this album. Wonderful guitar work. plus analog synths. These guys can jam!
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Astra - "The Black Chord" - 2012
Take a trip back in time. Some critics have called Astra's music a cross between early Pink Floyd and Wishbone Ash. Lots of Hammond organ and wonderful guitar work.
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IZZ - "Crush of Night" - 2012
On the heels of IZZ's amazing "The Darkened Room" album, CRUSH OF NIGHT gives us gorgeous keyboard and guitar solos in a bed of sophisticated American prog. Very contemporary and fresh.
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on May 31st, 2012, 08:51am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Received on Wednesday -

Astra - "The Black Chord"
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Astra - "The Weirding"
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IZZ - "Crush of Night"
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Glad they finally arrived... I was starting to get worried!

tongue wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 31st, 2012, 12:00pm

on May 31st, 2012, 11:33am, Dust wrote:
Glad they finally arrived... I was starting to get worried!

tongue wink


What can I say...just looking for something to post. I suppose it was a bit redundant. Ha! wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on May 31st, 2012, 1:03pm

on May 31st, 2012, 12:00pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
What can I say...just looking for something to post. I suppose it was a bit redundant. Ha! wink

Beautiful album artwork, though. And based on your brief descriptions, I may just check them out.

Of those three, which would you recommend first, considering I'm a fan of Genesis (mostly before there-were-three), Floyd (Meddle through The Wall), and more recently Flower Kings and Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief. Love a good melody... long jams not so much.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on May 31st, 2012, 1:48pm

on May 31st, 2012, 1:03pm, Dust wrote:
Beautiful album artwork, though. And based on your brief descriptions, I may just check them out.

Of those three, which would you recommend first, considering I'm a fan of Genesis (mostly before there-were-three), Floyd (Meddle through The Wall), and more recently Flower Kings and Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief. Love a good melody... long jams not so much.


Astra actually contributed their version of Floyd's "Empty Spaces" to the Wall Rebuilt CD. They are a jam band, but in the prog/psychedelic sense. Very good music, along the lines of Floyd, The Nice, Hawkwind. Highly recommended.

Astra - "The Black Chord"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7xwJ1-S6Bc

Astra - "Beyond To Slight The Maze" from The Weirding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctlvsoSpdrA



Izz sets the bar high for American progressive rock. Their vocal harmonies are a treat. I absolutely love their last album, The Darkened Room, and critics are saying Crush of Night is even better. I can't wait to play it this weekend. I saw them perform at CalProg a few years ago and they were wonderful.

IZZ - "Solid Ground" from Crush Of Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trtognh4e5g

IZZ - "Can't Feel The Earth" from The Darkened Room
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2141IIjusk0
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 1st, 2012, 09:04am

Received on Thursday from Psychedelic Ensemble -

Art of Madness
The artist believes that creativity and artistic production are symptoms of mental illness. Each song is based on a different manifestation of madness. Stunning and beautiful work.
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The Myth of Dying
The artist captures in music what it must be like to know you have died and left this physical world, transcending into the spiritual realm. This will leave an indelible impression on the listener. Amazing.
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The Dream of the Magic Jongleur
These are songs that draw the listener into the realization that we take for granted everything around us. Beautifully crafted melodies and complex rhythms.
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 1st, 2012, 12:11pm

on May 31st, 2012, 1:48pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Astra actually contributed their version of Floyd's "Empty Spaces" to the Wall Rebuilt CD. They are a jam band, but in the prog/psychedelic sense. Very good music, along the lines of Floyd, The Nice, Hawkwind. Highly recommended.

Astra - "The Black Chord"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7xwJ1-S6Bc

Astra - "Beyond To Slight The Maze" from The Weirding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctlvsoSpdrA



Izz sets the bar high for American progressive rock. Their vocal harmonies are a treat. I absolutely love their last album, The Darkened Room, and critics are saying Crush of Night is even better. I can't wait to play it this weekend. I saw them perform at CalProg a few years ago and they were wonderful.

IZZ - "Solid Ground" from Crush Of Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trtognh4e5g

IZZ - "Can't Feel The Earth" from The Darkened Room
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2141IIjusk0

Thanks, I will definitely check those out!

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 2nd, 2012, 2:31pm

I've been on a buying spree lately. These (3) arrived today.


Resistor - s/t (2008)
DPRP REVIEW http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200839.php#resistor
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Resistor - Rise (2010)
DPRP REVIEW http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201037.php#resistor
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Resistor - "The Secret Island Band Jams" (2011)
DPRP REVIEW http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201125.php#resistor
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Jun 3rd, 2012, 04:56am

Sandy Denny - Like An Old Fashioned Waltz remaster.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 3rd, 2012, 04:59am

Peter Gabriel-Live Blood
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Jun 5th, 2012, 09:19am

Arjen Lucassen - Lost In The New Real.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Jun 5th, 2012, 11:27am

The new album by Hawkwind - Onward.
A great return to form cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 6th, 2012, 07:34am

Lots arrived in the post today...

Squackett-A Life Within A Day
Emerson,Lake And Powell-Live In Concert & More
Magenta-Seven
Mr So&So-Sugarstealer
IOEarth-Moments
Sylvan-Sceneries
Wobbler-Rites At Dawn

That should keep me going for a while cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 7th, 2012, 10:56pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 7th, 2012, 11:03pm

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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by maribor on Jun 8th, 2012, 04:22am

I guess Opeth - Heritage was the last thing I bought, a couple of weeks ago. Still haven't listened though.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 8th, 2012, 2:38pm

Tangerine Dream - Machu Picchu
Umphrey McGee - Death by Remix
Amy McDonald - Life in a beautiful light

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 8th, 2012, 3:37pm

on Jun 8th, 2012, 2:38pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Amy McDonald - Life in a beautiful light

Interested in your views on this - love her first 2 albums.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 8th, 2012, 3:55pm

on Jun 8th, 2012, 3:37pm, Down And Out wrote:
Interested in your views on this - love her first 2 albums.

Ooh, is this a new one from her?

Love the new Gabage album, by the way, and the concert RAWKED! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 8th, 2012, 4:00pm

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The Rolling Stones- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Jun 8th, 2012, 5:06pm

on Jun 8th, 2012, 2:38pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Tangerine Dream - Machu Picchu


Quite a nice release there Ned grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 9th, 2012, 03:36am

on Jun 8th, 2012, 3:55pm, Dust wrote:
Ooh, is this a new one from her?

Love the new Gabage album, by the way, and the concert RAWKED! smiley

The Amy MacDonald album is indeed a new one, not officially released in the UK until Monday 11th June. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 10th, 2012, 09:39am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 12th, 2012, 08:26am

Roy Harper-Counter Culture
The Von Hertzen Brothers-Best
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 12th, 2012, 6:41pm

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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 12th, 2012, 6:43pm

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2 CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 12th, 2012, 6:55pm

on Jun 12th, 2012, 6:41pm, HENRY wrote:
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Really? Garbage? Henry, I had no idea. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 12th, 2012, 8:42pm

on Jun 12th, 2012, 6:55pm, Dust wrote:
Really? Garbage? Henry, I had no idea. smiley


Oh yeah. Got all their CDs. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 13th, 2012, 10:02am

on Jun 12th, 2012, 8:42pm, HENRY wrote:
Oh yeah. Got all their CDs. cool

Nice. Thought I was the only one. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 14th, 2012, 07:07am

I have Garbage and Version 2.0 but not bothered with any of their others
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 14th, 2012, 08:57am

on Jun 14th, 2012, 07:07am, anaesthetist wrote:
I have Garbage and Version 2.0 but not bothered with any of their others

Their third album, Beautiful Garbage, is my favorite by far, though I'm not sure it's a fan-favorite. It's much less heavy and more pop-oriented (and, in my opinion, more melodic) than the others. I recently burned an 80-minute Garbage CD, which I've been listening to every other day or so for months, and realized after I made it that nearly half the songs came from that album.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 14th, 2012, 1:45pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 15th, 2012, 5:25pm

on Jun 14th, 2012, 1:45pm, Down And Out wrote:
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Just ordered this from Amazon.co.uk as they (and Play.com) have reduced it to £5.99 just 3 days after release. shocked cool

Now back up to £8.99 on both sites so I must have a got it on a 24 hour bargain deal! cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Jun 16th, 2012, 03:20am

on Jun 14th, 2012, 1:45pm, Down And Out wrote:
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I wonder, how you will like the album. I have their first two albums and like them quite a bit. I have seen/ heard the new single on mtv and liked it, too.

My wife and me go dancing on a regular basis and many tracks from Amy McDonald are good for standard - dance, mostly quick step.

laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 16th, 2012, 04:08am

on Jun 14th, 2012, 08:57am, Dust wrote:
Their third album, Beautiful Garbage, is my favorite by far, though I'm not sure it's a fan-favorite. It's much less heavy and more pop-oriented (and, in my opinion, more melodic) than the others. I recently burned an 80-minute Garbage CD, which I've been listening to every other day or so for months, and realized after I made it that nearly half the songs came from that album.


I've heard 'Beautiful Garbage' but I would say 'Version 2.0' is their best smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 16th, 2012, 05:25am

on Jun 16th, 2012, 04:08am, anaesthetist wrote:
I've heard 'Beautiful Garbage' but I would say 'Version 2.0' is their best smiley

That's a great one too. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 16th, 2012, 05:43am

on Jun 16th, 2012, 03:20am, slowdancer wrote:
I wonder, how you will like the album. I have their first two albums and like them quite a bit. I have seen/ heard the new single on mtv and liked it, too.

My wife and me go dancing on a regular basis and many tracks from Amy McDonald are good for standard - dance, mostly quick step.

laugh

I've heard the lead single a couple of times and like it. I love her first 2 albums, though I prefer This Is The Life to A Curious Thing. I think the former is a bit more raw whilst the latter is perhaps slightly overproduced. However a song like Troubled Soul is quite beautiful. I don't think that Amy is likely to try anything much different on the new album and that's fine by me as I don't think you necessarily have to innovate to produce enjoyable music. For somebody who is still only 24, I think that Amy writes songs with a maturity beyond her years. And in an age of bubblegum pop and manufactured singers, that is to be greatly admired. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 19th, 2012, 2:53pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 20th, 2012, 07:13am

The Flower Kings-Banks Of Eden
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 21st, 2012, 04:54am

Just ordered:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jun 23rd, 2012, 09:05am

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Just light, melodic pop/folk music by a singer/songwriter with a soothing, beautifully-expressive voice (and "easy on the eyes," as D&O might say). wink

It's not particularly challenging or groundbreaking, but I like it. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:50am

on Jun 23rd, 2012, 09:05am, Dust wrote:
(and "easy on the eyes," as D&O might say). wink

S'pose I might have used that phrase before. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:58am

on Jun 23rd, 2012, 09:05am, Dust wrote:
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Just light, melodic pop/folk music by a singer/songwriter with a soothing, beautifully-expressive voice (and "easy on the eyes," as D&O might say). wink

It's not particularly challenging or groundbreaking, but I like it. smiley


Very nice voice. I was listening to her album All Of You recently. Easy listening, stress free music
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 23rd, 2012, 11:07am

on Jun 21st, 2012, 04:54am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered:

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Have you got any other Editors albums D&O? The newest one, ' In this light and on this evening ' is my favourite.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jun 23rd, 2012, 3:58pm

on Jun 23rd, 2012, 11:07am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Have you got any other Editors albums D&O? The newest one, ' In this light and on this evening ' is my favourite.

I've got the debut album The Back Room and really enjoy it. What's In This Light And On This Evening like? I've read that it was a change of style and is more electronic/keyboard based. The thing I can't understand is all the comparisons between Editors and Joy Division. huh Joy Division are a band that I really don't like at all. undecided

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 23rd, 2012, 5:59pm

on Jun 23rd, 2012, 3:58pm, Down And Out wrote:
I've got the debut album The Back Room and really enjoy it. What's In This Light And On This Evening like? I've read that it was a change of style and is more electronic/keyboard based. The thing I can't understand is all the comparisons between Editors and Joy Division. huh Joy Division are a band that I really don't like at all. undecided


ITLAOTE is a bit different and more electronic, but still sounds like Editors and very good it is too! ' An End Has A Start ' is very good too, but a bit too serious and sad for me I guess. As for Joy Division, I don't know what that's all about really, as I'm not a fan of them either!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 26th, 2012, 06:41am

Panic Room-Skin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 26th, 2012, 08:57am

Fleetwood Mac - "Then Play On" (1969)
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Fleetwood Mac - "Kiln House" (1970)
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Fleetwood Mac - "Future Games" (1971)
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Fleetwood Mac - "Bare Trees" (1972)
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by johnstrac on Jun 26th, 2012, 2:36pm

Proclaimers - Like Comedy, bought it yesterday and still getting through it as I only listen in the car.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jun 27th, 2012, 12:02am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jul 2nd, 2012, 06:39am

Manning-Margaret's Children
Matt Stevens-Relic

Both bought at the gig at Bury Met on Saturday
Re: Recent purchases
Post by LittleJohn on Jul 2nd, 2012, 10:02am

Spocks Beard " The kindness of strangers " Very nice.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by anaesthetist on Jul 5th, 2012, 08:21am

Tangerine Dream-The Virgin Years 1974-1978
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jul 10th, 2012, 07:37am

The Producers-Made In Basing Srreet
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Kerry95 on Jul 12th, 2012, 12:58pm

Carole King - this box set

Roberta Flack - softly with these songs: the best of
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 12th, 2012, 1:01pm

on Jul 2nd, 2012, 06:39am, anaesthetist wrote:
Manning-Margaret's Children
Matt Stevens-Relic

Both bought at the gig at Bury Met on Saturday


Very nice! Manning is an immense talent as a songwriter/performer. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by proginrev on Jul 12th, 2012, 1:15pm

Simple Minds -Good News From The Next World
Flaming Lips- At War With The Mystics
The Polyphonic Spree- The Beginning Stages of...
The Cooper Temple Clause- See this Through and Leave
Suede- Dog Man Star
Orbital -2.

Found a new store called 'That's Entertainment' that sells many CD's 3 for £5. Was in heaven.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Chessman on Jul 12th, 2012, 1:25pm

on Jul 2nd, 2012, 10:02am, LittleJohn wrote:
Spocks Beard " The kindness of strangers " Very nice.


Great choice! My joint favourite SB album, along with X. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jul 13th, 2012, 05:47am

Recent mailbox discovery...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Jul 13th, 2012, 05:59am

on Jul 10th, 2012, 07:37am, supernatural wrote:
The Producers-Made In Basing Srreet


Very good album, indeed.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 13th, 2012, 07:28am

on Jul 13th, 2012, 05:47am, HENRY wrote:
Recent mailbox discovery...

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The correct recipients must be getting a bit anxious by now! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jul 13th, 2012, 07:30am

on Jul 13th, 2012, 07:28am, foxfeeder wrote:
The correct recipients must be getting a bit anxious by now! grin


Why do you say that?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jul 13th, 2012, 08:50am

on Jul 13th, 2012, 05:59am, Marygold wrote:
Very good album, indeed.


It has some good songs on it.Could become a favourite smiley


on Jul 12th, 2012, 1:01pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Very nice! Manning is an immense talent as a songwriter/performer. cool



Margaret's Children is a lot better than Charlestown. I wasn't too keen on them after listening to that one but I'm glad I went and they're very good live
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 13th, 2012, 2:49pm

on Jul 13th, 2012, 07:30am, HENRY wrote:
Why do you say that?

Since you called it a "mailbox discovery," I believe FF is implying in jest that somebody else is waiting for their album to arrive.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 14th, 2012, 09:28am

on Jul 13th, 2012, 2:49pm, Dust wrote:
Since you called it a "mailbox discovery," I believe FF is implying in jest that somebody else is waiting for their album to arrive.


Correct! Perhaps if I'd put it in some sort of nostalgia based 60's comedy setting, he'd have got it sooner! grin

Or thrown in a witch, an activity that was very popular near ponds in the 1600's!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 14th, 2012, 10:04am

on Jul 14th, 2012, 09:28am, foxfeeder wrote:
Correct! Perhaps if I'd put it in some sort of nostalgia based 60's comedy setting, he'd have got it sooner! grin

Not likely. grin

However, if you'd mentioned that he has a CD soundtrack of a 2001 film based on an opera written in 1900, which was based on an 1887 play that recounted historical events that took place in 1800... that might have helped.

cheesy wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 15th, 2012, 06:15am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jul 15th, 2012, 06:25am

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I will not explain how I obtained this item for fear of confusing anyone. wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 15th, 2012, 07:45am

on Jul 13th, 2012, 07:30am, HENRY wrote:
Why do you say that?

on Jul 15th, 2012, 06:25am, HENRY wrote:
I will not explain how I obtained this item for fear of confusing anyone. wink

We're good here. Just try not to confuse yourself again. cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jul 15th, 2012, 08:35am

on Jul 15th, 2012, 07:45am, Dust wrote:
We're good here. Just try not to confuse yourself again. cheesy


I'm not the one who was confused.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jul 15th, 2012, 08:55am

on Jul 15th, 2012, 08:35am, HENRY wrote:
I'm not the one who was confused.

Sure you were. cheesy

on Jul 13th, 2012, 07:30am, HENRY wrote:
Why do you say that?

In fact, over the past few pages of this thread, you are obviously the only one confused.

I commend you, Henry, on your Fonzie-like ability to absolutely dismiss the notion that you could ever be wrong about anything, ever, but really... there's nothing shameful in admitting that you didn't get the joke.

tongue wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 15th, 2012, 12:43pm

on Jul 15th, 2012, 08:35am, HENRY wrote:
I'm not the one who was confused.


I'm confused over how you could be confused that I wasn't confused about the nature of your comment, merely making a gag based on your odd, but perfectly acceptable use of language to describe the arrival of your CD.

Then again, any excuse to prolong an argument, eh Henry? You must be the only person who'd talk the hind legs off a donkey, then try and persuade it to go for a walk afterwards. cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 15th, 2012, 8:06pm

Fractals by Absolace
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Microscopic by Razl
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Remote Transmissions by t2k
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Seeing Is Believing [DVD] by Believe
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Thirst by Salva
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Ghosts by Frequency Drift
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Strange Frame of Mind by Arabs in Aspic
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jul 15th, 2012, 9:43pm

on Jul 15th, 2012, 12:43pm, foxfeeder wrote:
I'm confused over how you could be confused that I wasn't confused about the nature of your comment, merely making a gag based on your odd, but perfectly acceptable use of language to describe the arrival of your CD.

Then again, any excuse to prolong an argument, eh Henry? You must be the only person who'd talk the hind legs off a donkey, then try and persuade it to go for a walk afterwards. cheesy


Really? You seem to be the one who wants to prolong this.

I merely asked an honest question, then wind up being attacked personally as a result. Your sense of self-righteousness is sorely misplace.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 16th, 2012, 12:28pm

on Jul 15th, 2012, 9:43pm, HENRY wrote:
Really? You seem to be the one who wants to prolong this.

I merely asked an honest question, then wind up being attacked personally as a result. Your sense of self-righteousness is sorely misplace.


Attacked personally? Sorry you see it like that, but I'd guess it's better than snidey "have-a-go"'s like "I will not explain how I obtained this item for fear of confusing anyone", particularly as it had already been explained to you, not just by me, that I wasn't confused.

Still, you wanna wind up the discussion, suits me.

I'll let you have the last word! lipsrsealed
Re: Recent purchases
Post by XEspmasterX on Jul 17th, 2012, 6:27pm

I recently bought 90125 by Yes at Hastings. I was looking for King Crimson albums, but I couldn't find any.
Also recently bought The Who Sell Out and Piper at the Gates of Dawn on iTunes.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 22nd, 2012, 12:41pm

Recieved this for my birthday! grin cool

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jul 24th, 2012, 5:26pm

on Jul 15th, 2012, 9:43pm, HENRY wrote:
Really? You seem to be the one who wants to prolong this.

This has to be the most hypocritical post ever. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. rolleyes

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jul 24th, 2012, 5:31pm

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I've been looking for this on CD for years. But for some reason - deletion? huh - it has been difficult to find unless you were prepared to pay about £20 for a used copy. undecided But a remastered edition is being released on 30th July and I've pre-ordered it from HMV.com for £5. cool For those who don't know, it features a certain Phil Collins on drums on a couple of tracks. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Aug 6th, 2012, 08:41am

Just received today Frost*-Milliontown,Roger Hodgson-In The Eye Of The Storm and a box set of Mike Oldfield cd's including Tubular Bells,Hergest Ridge,Ommadawn,Incantations,Platinum and QE2
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 6th, 2012, 09:08am

on Aug 6th, 2012, 08:41am, supernatural wrote:
... a box set of Mike Oldfield cd's including Tubular Bells,Hergest Ridge,Ommadawn,Incantations,Platinum and QE2

That box set sounds awesome. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Aug 7th, 2012, 06:26am

on Aug 6th, 2012, 09:08am, Down And Out wrote:
That box set sounds awesome. cool


It was on play.com for £16-ish so I thought I'd take the plunge.
There are a few extras on each cd
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 7th, 2012, 1:36pm

Pre-ordered!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Aug 8th, 2012, 04:01am

WOO!!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Aug 8th, 2012, 12:19pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 26th, 2012, 12:38pm

I've been wanting to hear these albums lately. They were a big part of my teenage years.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Aug 26th, 2012, 3:44pm

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DeeExpus - King Of Number 33
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Aug 27th, 2012, 04:51am

on Aug 26th, 2012, 3:44pm, Mal wrote:
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DeeExpus - King Of Number 33



Good album smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 27th, 2012, 5:38pm

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Both from iTunes. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Aug 28th, 2012, 03:08am

on Aug 27th, 2012, 5:38pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
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I love this album. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Aug 29th, 2012, 08:56am

Arrived today


Beardfish-The Void
Kaipa-Vittjar
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Aug 29th, 2012, 1:39pm

on Aug 28th, 2012, 03:08am, Down And Out wrote:
I love this album. smiley


+1
Re: Recent purchases
Post by The Cosmic Lawnmower on Aug 30th, 2012, 01:40am

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New album release from Threshold, received in the post yesterday. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 30th, 2012, 07:15am

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Went out of HMV last night and picked this up, as well as a new video game (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword). I would have bought more but they didn't have what I wanted. I had lots of ideas, but none of them were in stock. sad

I was looking for at least three of the following:

Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
Camel - Stationary Traveller
Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
The Moody Blues - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Cat Stevens - Foreigner

I'm going to use Amazon instead, as I would prefer these CDs in physical form so they can be played in the car. My Dad, who loves many of the prog bands I like, would want to hear them all. I've been putting downloaded albums onto recordable CDs but they're never as good as the proper CDs. undecided

But hey, I have Songs From The Wood in CD form, which Dad will like. smiley And a new game. So I'm content for now. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:14am

Just arrived today:

Supertramp-Even In The Quietest Moments
Big Big Train-English Electric Part One
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:27am

on Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:14am, supernatural wrote:
Supertramp-Even In The Quietest Moments

Superb album. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 4th, 2012, 07:21am

on Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:27am, Down And Out wrote:
Superb album. cool


It certainly is. I'm still catching up with some cd's that I had on albums but not got round to buying on cd yet. "Paris" is another smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 4th, 2012, 09:58am

on Sep 4th, 2012, 07:21am, supernatural wrote:
It certainly is. I'm still catching up with some cd's that I had on albums but not got round to buying on cd yet. "Paris" is another smiley

The problem I always had with Paris was that it was almost too perfect, too much of a note for note recreation of their studio recordings. That probably sounds strange and such an effort undoubtedly proves that the musicians are truly excellent. But I prefer a live album to offer something a little bit different, perhaps a bit more rawness, more aggression, the odd new guitar/keyboard solo (but not too much), etc. That said I'm not a fan of too much improvisation. Maybe I'm just a fussy old git! grin wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 4th, 2012, 1:38pm

on Sep 4th, 2012, 09:58am, Down And Out wrote:
The problem I always had with Paris was that it was almost too perfect, too much of a note for note recreation of their studio recordings. That probably sounds strange and such an effort undoubtedly proves that the musicians are truly excellent. But I prefer a live album to offer something a little bit different, perhaps a bit more rawness, more aggression, the odd new guitar/keyboard solo (but not too much), etc. That said I'm not a fan of too much improvisation. Maybe I'm just a fussy old git! grin wink


Personally,I think "Fool's Overture", live,blows the socks off the Studio version laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 4th, 2012, 10:47pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 4th, 2012, 10:55pm

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2 180g Clear Vinyl LPs
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Sep 5th, 2012, 2:57pm

The Pineapple Thief - All The Wars cool

Impatiently waiting for it to arrive rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 5th, 2012, 3:01pm

on Sep 5th, 2012, 2:57pm, Mal wrote:
The Pineapple Thief - All The Wars cool

Impatiently waiting for it to arrive rolleyes


Who prompted that then, Mal? grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 6th, 2012, 04:06am

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Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Both from iTunes for £4 each, a brilliant deal. I now have all four Kasabian albums, the other two being their debut Kasabian and their latest one, Velociraptor!. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Arcadia Son on Sep 6th, 2012, 04:09am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 6th, 2012, 07:04am

on Sep 5th, 2012, 2:57pm, Mal wrote:
The Pineapple Thief - All The Wars cool

Impatiently waiting for it to arrive rolleyes



As am I,Mal. If it's not arrived by a week on Saturday,I'll buy it at the gig in Manchester
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 7th, 2012, 12:02pm

Heart-Strange Euphoria 3cd and 1dvd of outtakes and unreleased tracks and a concert recorded in 1976
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Sep 7th, 2012, 1:45pm

Just arrived:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Sep 10th, 2012, 09:53am

Ordered:

Jadis - See Right Through You
Marillion - Sounds that can`t be made
Echolyn - Echolyn
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 11th, 2012, 04:30am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 12th, 2012, 10:30pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 13th, 2012, 09:40am

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Only my 3rd Porcupine Tree album, but it was cheaper than the others and it's actually cheerful in places! cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 13th, 2012, 10:16am

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From iTunes. And I still have £9 left to spend in the iTunes Store, which is good for at least one more album purchase. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 13th, 2012, 10:33am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 13th, 2012, 2:43pm

on Sep 13th, 2012, 10:16am, NoSonofVine wrote:
[ Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World ]

From iTunes. And I still have £9 left to spend in the iTunes Store, which is good for at least one more album purchase. smiley

Brilliant album - easily their best IMHO. smiley

P.S. And the album cover is reminiscent of ATOTT. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Sep 13th, 2012, 3:29pm

Just pre-ordered Genesis Revisited II
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 14th, 2012, 01:07am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 14th, 2012, 03:11am

on Sep 13th, 2012, 2:43pm, Down And Out wrote:
P.S. And the album cover is reminiscent of ATOTT. cool


According to Wikipedia, it a coincidence that the album cover ended up looking like that. tongue
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 14th, 2012, 04:40am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 03:11am, NoSonofVine wrote:
According to Wikipedia, it a coincidence that the album cover ended up looking like that. tongue

And it was a coincidence that Marillion's Grendel ended up sounding like Supper's Ready! grin wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 14th, 2012, 04:41am

Just ordered:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 14th, 2012, 07:40am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 04:41am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered:

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Good buy. You're gonna love that. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 14th, 2012, 07:49am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 07:40am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Good buy. You're gonna love that. smiley


+1
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 14th, 2012, 07:52am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 04:41am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered:

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on Sep 14th, 2012, 07:40am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Good buy. You're gonna love that. smiley

I've listened to it 4 or 5 times via Spotify and quite enjoyed it. So far the standout track for me is Sovereign Light Café. I've only gone for the standard edition as the deluxe edition is a few pounds more expensive and doesn't add much IMHO. Of course it's bizarre that the title track is only on the deluxe edition. shocked As far as Keane go, I still think that Hopes And Fears is their definitive album and is one of my favourite albums of the 21st century full stop. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 14th, 2012, 08:00am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 07:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I've listened to it 4 or 5 times via Spotify and quite enjoyed it. So far the standout track for me is Sovereign Light Café. I've only gone for the standard edition as the deluxe edition is a few pounds more expensive and doesn't add much IMHO. Of course it's bizarre that the title track is only on the deluxe edition. shocked As far as Keane go, I still think that Hopes And Fears is their definitive album and is one of my favourite albums of the 21st century full stop. smiley


My favourite Keane album is Perfect Symmetry. cool Always blows me away. Excellent songwriting. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 14th, 2012, 08:09am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 08:00am, NoSonofVine wrote:
My favourite Keane album is Perfect Symmetry. cool Always blows me away. Excellent songwriting. smiley


My favourite Keane song is definitely "Playing Along", from that album, but I think I prefer Hopes & Fears overall.

I don't listen to them very often though.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Sep 14th, 2012, 08:41am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 01:07am, HENRY wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 14th, 2012, 08:49am

Just received Nightwish's Imaginaerum today
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 15th, 2012, 2:01pm

Another album where the title track is a bonus track is The Power And The Glory by Gentle Giant. The album's main song, which is seemingly a part of the story (it's a concept album) is an extra track; the original ends with the song Valedictory. Why wasn't it on the original album? Perhaps they felt it didn't fit in with the rest of the songs and left it out? huh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 15th, 2012, 2:09pm

Got this through the mail:

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Bought it from Amazon for £50. A used copy of the audiobook, but it's in good condition, so a great purchase. cool Spent much of the day importing each of the 24 discs (it's the longest of the seven books) into my Harry Potter audiobooks iTunes library (a seperate library from my music one).

Also recieved a few extra albums from Mal. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Sep 15th, 2012, 2:40pm

Just ordered with an Amazon.com gift card I received....

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An ecclectic selection, I suppose. I can't wait 'til they get here! smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 15th, 2012, 7:50pm

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SACD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 15th, 2012, 10:25pm

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180g LPs
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 15th, 2012, 10:29pm

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on Sep 14th, 2012, 08:41am, slowdancer wrote:
on my to buy list.


Yeah, hope to give it a listen soon. I've heard nothing but good things.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 16th, 2012, 06:13am

on Sep 15th, 2012, 7:50pm, HENRY wrote:
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My internet security system has blocked this image!

huh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 16th, 2012, 09:32am

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From iTunes for £5, leaving me with just over £4. I'm going to have to search for a £3.99 album, and those are pretty rare on iTunes.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 16th, 2012, 09:59am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 07:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I've listened to it 4 or 5 times via Spotify and quite enjoyed it. So far the standout track for me is Sovereign Light Café. I've only gone for the standard edition as the deluxe edition is a few pounds more expensive and doesn't add much IMHO. Of course it's bizarre that the title track is only on the deluxe edition. shocked As far as Keane go, I still think that Hopes And Fears is their definitive album and is one of my favourite albums of the 21st century full stop. smiley


I have the deluxe edition and love all the tracks. Adds loads for me. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 16th, 2012, 12:35pm

I bought The Pinepple Thief's All The Wars at last night's gig
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 16th, 2012, 2:40pm

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Best thing I could find on iTunes for £3.99. And thus ends my iTunes birthday money - all great purchases and (hopefully) no money wasted. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 17th, 2012, 07:32am

My Son's copy of ' Battle Born ' by the Killers arrived today, on it's release date. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 17th, 2012, 07:38am

Marillion-Sounds That Can't Be Made has arrived smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 17th, 2012, 11:05am

on Sep 17th, 2012, 07:32am, Squigelyfox wrote:
My Son's copy of ' Battle Born ' by the Killers arrived today, on it's release date. smiley

Out of curiosity Squigs, did he order from Amazon.co.uk, Play.com or Hmv.com? The reason I ask is that whilst Play.com got me Rush's Clockwork Angels on the release date, Amazon.co.uk were 2 days late with Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto last year. angry I'm debating who to order Muse's The 2nd Law from as the prices are all very similar.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 17th, 2012, 11:10am

on Sep 14th, 2012, 04:41am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered:

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Very nice album. I would rate the Keane albums as follows:

  1. Hopes And Fears
  2. Strangeland
  3. Under The Iron Sea
  4. Perfect Symmetry

I still like Perfect Symmetry, apart from Spiralling and Better Than This, which sound to me like very cheesy 1980s songs. undecided

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 17th, 2012, 11:12am

on Sep 17th, 2012, 11:05am, Down And Out wrote:
Out of curiosity Squigs, did he order from Amazon.co.uk, Play.com or Hmv.com? The reason I ask is that whilst Play.com got me Rush's Clockwork Angels on the release date, Amazon.co.uk were 2 days late with Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto last year. angry I'm debating who to order Muse's The 2nd Law from as the prices are all very similar.


Hmv.com. Play.com are usually good too though, but they were dearer for this one.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 17th, 2012, 11:15am

on Sep 17th, 2012, 11:12am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Hmv.com. Play.com are usually good too though, but they were dearer for this one.

Thanks. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 18th, 2012, 09:33am

Amarok - "Amarok" (2002)
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Amarok - "Neo Way" (2002)
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Amarok - "Metanoia" (2004)
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Sep 18th, 2012, 11:42am

on Sep 18th, 2012, 09:33am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Amarok - "Amarok" (2002)
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 18th, 2012, 12:17pm

on Sep 18th, 2012, 11:42am, Marygold wrote:
smiley


Thanks for the tip off, my friend wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Marygold on Sep 18th, 2012, 12:34pm

on Sep 18th, 2012, 12:17pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Thanks for the tip off, my friend wink


It's my pleasure to inform you about superior slices of prog music which might not be to everyone’s tastes - but which surely deserves to be heard by a large audience. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by LittleJon on Sep 19th, 2012, 2:41pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by alanh on Sep 21st, 2012, 05:37am

Hi there



Most recently purchased an album that Mr Hackett had recommended to me over 20 years ago. John Renbourn's superb Sir John A Lot Of... which I found by chance in our local music store. Thoroughly recomment it too.



Alan H
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Sep 24th, 2012, 06:18am

Lalle Larson's Weaveworld-Nightscapes
Agents Of Mercy-The Black Forest

Both bought at last night's The Flower Kings gig in Holmfirth


The Reasoning-Adventures In Neverland has arrived this afternoon too smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Sep 24th, 2012, 10:20am

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I pre-ordered it a few days ago from Play.com for £8.99. Amazon.co.uk was 2p cheaper and HMV.com was 1p dearer. However, Play.com were the only ones offering what appears to be a jewel case version as opposed to "softpack" or "digipack" versions, i.e. cardboard cases leading to scratched discs. angry Anyway here's hoping that it gets to me on or before next Monday. wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 25th, 2012, 06:30am

on Sep 24th, 2012, 10:20am, Down And Out wrote:
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I pre-ordered it a few days ago from Play.com for £8.99. Amazon.co.uk was 2p cheaper and HMV.com was 1p dearer. However, Play.com were the only ones offering what appears to be a jewel case version as opposed to "softpack" or "digipack" versions, i.e. cardboard cases leading to scratched discs. angry Anyway here's hoping that it gets to me on or before next Monday. wink


Planning to buy it on the day it arrives. grin
Re: Recent purchases
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 28th, 2012, 12:36am

Recent binge...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 28th, 2012, 12:38am

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LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Sep 28th, 2012, 03:27am

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CD


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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Sep 28th, 2012, 05:27am

on Sep 28th, 2012, 12:38am, HENRY wrote:
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Next on my buying list. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 30th, 2012, 6:22pm

Motorpsycho - "The Death-Defying Unicorn" (2 CDs)
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Djam Karet - "The Devouring"
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Djam Karet - "Reflections From The Firepool"
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Djam Karet - "A Night For Baku"
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Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic - "The Iridium Controversy"
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Kvazar - "A Giant's Lullaby"
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Mike Keneally - "Wing Beat Fantastic"
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 1st, 2012, 06:32am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 1st, 2012, 07:26am

on Oct 1st, 2012, 06:32am, NoSonofVine wrote:
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Enjoy! smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 1st, 2012, 08:28am

on Sep 30th, 2012, 6:22pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Motorpsycho - "The Death-Defying Unicorn" (2 CDs)
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I quite like this one smiley A little bit too long in places though, IMO.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by LittleJohn on Oct 1st, 2012, 09:13am

Big Big Train " English Electric part 1 and Steve's GR2 of course. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 1st, 2012, 09:51am

Sebastian Hardie - "Blueprint"
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Paidarion - "Behind The Curtains"
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Steve Hackett - "Genesis Revisited 2" (pre-ordered)
Introduction to GR2 (check it out!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtx_N7fjk8
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 1st, 2012, 1:46pm

on Oct 1st, 2012, 09:51am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Sebastian Hardie - "Blueprint"
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Paidarion - "Behind The Curtains"
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Steve Hackett - "Genesis Revisited 2" (pre-ordered)
Introduction to GR2 (check it out!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtx_N7fjk8
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You have been rather busy on the old 'buying new stuff' Mr COT. Some interesting albums there wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 1st, 2012, 1:59pm

on Oct 1st, 2012, 1:46pm, NedFlanders wrote:
You have been rather busy on the old 'buying new stuff' Mr COT. Some interesting albums there wink


I've been spending my birthday money, Ned smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 1st, 2012, 2:07pm

on Oct 1st, 2012, 07:26am, Down And Out wrote:
Enjoy! smiley


I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought that "Big Freeze" was the best. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 2nd, 2012, 8:35pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 3rd, 2012, 12:56pm


Nektar - A Spoonful of Time

Arrived today, so first listen tonight cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 5th, 2012, 01:08am

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CD
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Oct 5th, 2012, 07:24am

on Oct 3rd, 2012, 12:56pm, Mal wrote:
Nektar - A Spoonful of Time

Arrived today, so first listen tonight cool


What is your opinion Alan?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by soldoutfad on Oct 5th, 2012, 3:17pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 5th, 2012, 8:07pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 10th, 2012, 12:44am

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CD + BLU-RAY
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Oct 10th, 2012, 2:11pm

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In a box set for £12 - bought from Amazon whilst standing in HMV! Sign of the times...
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Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 10th, 2012, 2:24pm

on Oct 10th, 2012, 2:11pm, AnotherAnt wrote:
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In a box set for £12 - bought from Amazon whilst standing in HMV! Sign of the times...


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This is the ELO box set I purchased eons ago. It includes selections from The Move as well. Haven't listened to it in ages.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Oct 13th, 2012, 3:30pm

Quite excited
The Yes Album
Yessongs
Amazon 2 for £9 grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 14th, 2012, 06:05am

I'm doing a Popular Music module this year at university (as part of my Media Studies course), and the first band I have to study is none other than Radiohead. I told Mum, so she went out and bought this:

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I now have two Radiohead studio albums, the other being OK Computer, as well their Best Of album. I may as well get the other studio albums, since I have to study the band.

Mum also bought this:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Oct 14th, 2012, 11:15am

on Oct 14th, 2012, 06:05am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I'm doing a Popular Music module this year at university (as part of my Media Studies course), and the first band I have to study is none other than Radiohead. I told Mum, so she went out and bought this:

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I now have two Radiohead studio albums, the other being OK Computer, as well their Best Of album. I may as well get the other studio albums, since I have to study the band.

Mum also bought this:

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Is that cos her name's on it? grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 14th, 2012, 2:06pm

on Oct 14th, 2012, 11:15am, foxfeeder wrote:
Is that cos her name's on it? grin


Mrs. Babel NoSonofVine. That's catchy...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Oct 17th, 2012, 09:38am

On order:

Big Big Train - English Electric (Part One)
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Oct 17th, 2012, 10:00am

on Oct 14th, 2012, 2:06pm, HENRY wrote:
Mrs. Babel NoSonofVine. That's catchy...


grin

(At least it'd make identity theft unlikely. Who'd want to own up to that?)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 17th, 2012, 4:27pm

on Oct 17th, 2012, 09:38am, Witchwood wrote:
On order:

Big Big Train - English Electric (Part One)



Bought this one myself yesterday, only one listen so far, but somewhat underwhelmed after all the praise on here undecided

Some more listens needed I feel.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 17th, 2012, 6:20pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2012, 6:24pm

on Oct 17th, 2012, 6:20pm, HENRY wrote:
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Beautiful tribute. I always choke up at the end.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 17th, 2012, 6:57pm

on Oct 17th, 2012, 6:24pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Beautiful tribute. I always choke up at the end.


Don't spoil it for me! angry








wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 18th, 2012, 08:18am

on Oct 17th, 2012, 4:27pm, Mal wrote:
Bought this one myself yesterday, only one listen so far, but somewhat underwhelmed after all the praise on here undecided

Some more listens needed I feel.


I was similarly underwhelmed after one listen. As I've said elsewhere, it's growing on me now smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 18th, 2012, 08:53am

on Oct 17th, 2012, 6:57pm, HENRY wrote:
Don't spoil it for me! angry








wink


Sorry, Henry. Did not mean to spoil it for you. You're going to enjoy this concert very much. So many wonderful musicians who appreciate George Harrison's music as much as we do, performing his songs with obvious love for this music legend. cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 18th, 2012, 09:51am

Just ordered:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Oct 19th, 2012, 07:18am

received this morning;-

The Enid-Aerie Faerie Nonsense
Jeff Lynne-Long Wave
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 20th, 2012, 07:08am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 20th, 2012, 09:48am

My latest eBay purchases:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 20th, 2012, 10:46am

Rush - Roll The Bones

Iggy Pop - Blah Blah Blah
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Oct 20th, 2012, 12:44pm

Phil Collins-Testify
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 22nd, 2012, 09:44am

This arrived today:

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(Big Big Train - English Electric Part One)

But my computer's not recognising it and it only plays on some of my CD players sad sad sad

The disc seems thicker/heavier than average, could that be something to do with it?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Oct 22nd, 2012, 11:53am

on Oct 22nd, 2012, 09:44am, Merryman72 wrote:
This arrived today:

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...


My copy arrived today too.
I'm just listening to it now for the second time.
There are qualities in it, perhaps it's the vocals, that remind me a bit of Genesis without sounding as if they're trying to emulate Genesis.
This definitely has a different spin to it. I really like this.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 22nd, 2012, 12:14pm

on Oct 22nd, 2012, 11:53am, Witchwood wrote:
My copy arrived today too.
I'm just listening to it now for the second time.
There are qualities in it, perhaps it's the vocals, that remind me a bit of Genesis without sounding as if they're trying to emulate Genesis.
This definitely has a different spin to it. I really like this.


It is rather good smiley Shame I can't put it on my ipod!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 22nd, 2012, 3:31pm

on Oct 22nd, 2012, 09:44am, Merryman72 wrote:
But my computer's not recognising it and it only plays on some of my CD players sad sad sad


on Oct 22nd, 2012, 12:14pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Shame I can't put it on my ipod!


Turns out, the solution is to firmly bash the laptop several times in the area where the CD is.



grin grin grin rolleyes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 22nd, 2012, 4:43pm

on Oct 22nd, 2012, 3:31pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Turns out, the solution is to firmly bash the laptop several times in the area where the CD is.



grin grin grin rolleyes


The album is worth bashing your laptop for - honest guvnor grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Oct 23rd, 2012, 06:59am

Karnataka's Delicate Flame Of Desire has finally arrived along with 3 disc version of Emerson,Lake and Palmer


As I was typing the above 2 more cd's dropped through the letterbox. Devin Townsend Project's Epicloud and Mr Blue Sky re-recordings of ELO songs
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Oct 23rd, 2012, 10:31am

I have just ordered from amazon:

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II Deluxe Edition
Peter Gabriel - So (25th Anniversary 3 cd edition)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Oct 24th, 2012, 07:22am

on Oct 23rd, 2012, 10:31am, slowdancer wrote:
I have just ordered from amazon:

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II Deluxe Edition
Peter Gabriel - So (25th Anniversary 3 cd edition)


I'm hoping those arrive at mine today.They were posted last week,according to emails I got from Play
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 25th, 2012, 06:08am

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1p (+ £1.26 P&P) for a used CD from Amazon Marketplace to replace my vinyl copy. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Oct 25th, 2012, 06:59am

I have that album on vinyl, too.

laugh
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 25th, 2012, 07:05am

on Oct 25th, 2012, 06:59am, slowdancer wrote:
I have that album on vinyl, too.

laugh

Good album - I like Steve Winwood's 1980s albums.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Oct 25th, 2012, 07:10am

Genesis Revisited and So finally arrived yesterday smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Oct 25th, 2012, 09:13am

on Oct 25th, 2012, 07:05am, Down And Out wrote:
Good album - I like Steve Winwood's 1980s albums.


So do I. Arc Of A Diver, Talking Back To The Night and Back In The High Life are top notch albums. Don`t know Roll With It, though.

Refugees Of The Heart from 1990 was the last of his albums, I bought. It left me somehow underwhelmed. Maybe I should listen to it again....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 25th, 2012, 5:03pm

on Oct 25th, 2012, 09:13am, slowdancer wrote:
So do I. Arc Of A Diver, Talking Back To The Night and Back In The High Life are top notch albums. Don`t know Roll With It, though.

Refugees Of The Heart from 1990 was the last of his albums, I bought. It left me somehow underwhelmed. Maybe I should listen to it again....

I really like Roll With It and Refugees Of The Heart too. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 27th, 2012, 11:08am

Marillion - Seasons End

Peter Gabriel - So 25th Anniversary 3 disc set
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 28th, 2012, 5:50pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by pokemon71096 on Oct 28th, 2012, 6:10pm

Recent purchases?
I expect a few people here to have all 4 of these, just cuz it's 3/4 Genesis related and 1/4 Genesis-ish
Peter Gabriel- So 25 8-disc boxset
Mike + The Mechanics- Mike + The Mechanics
Phil Collins- Hello, I Must Be Going!
King Crimson- In The Court Of The Crimson King
Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Oct 29th, 2012, 3:05pm

Looking forward to taking delivery of these four albums this week smiley

BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (Part - One)

HACKETT STEVE - Genesis- Revisited II (Ltd 2CD -
Mediabook)

RIVERSEA - Out Of An Ancient World

THRESHOLD - March Of Progress


Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Oct 29th, 2012, 3:38pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 29th, 2012, 4:36pm

on Oct 29th, 2012, 3:05pm, demolition man wrote:
Looking forward to taking delivery of these four albums this week smiley

BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (Part - One)

HACKETT STEVE - Genesis- Revisited II (Ltd 2CD -
Mediabook)

RIVERSEA - Out Of An Ancient World

THRESHOLD - March Of Progress



Some mighty fine listening there, Colin! The BBT and SH discs are out of this world! cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Oct 30th, 2012, 10:18am

Just ordered Djabe- Down and Up (A new name for DAO?) - http://hackettsongs.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-3289-4-djabe++down+and+up.html

They sound a little like Bruford/Earthworks, and at £10 (which my wife is paying - birthday pressy!) it's got to be worth it, particularly <quote>

"DJABE - DOWN AND UP

Down And Up is the brand new 2012 album from Djabe (their first studio album since 2008). Honorary Djabe member Steve Hackett plays guitar on five tracks on the album and also sings the closing track on the album Tears For Peace (which was written by Steve's wife Jo).

The CD also features some bonus video footage including the band performing Steve's track Camino Royale."
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 30th, 2012, 10:27am

on Oct 30th, 2012, 10:18am, foxfeeder wrote:
Just ordered Djabe- Down and Up (A new name for DAO?) - http://hackettsongs.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-3289-4-djabe++down+and+up.html

They sound a little like Bruford/Earthworks, and at £10 (which my wife is paying - birthday pressy!) it's got to be worth it, particularly <quote>

"DJABE - DOWN AND UP

Down And Up is the brand new 2012 album from Djabe (their first studio album since 2008). Honorary Djabe member Steve Hackett plays guitar on five tracks on the album and also sings the closing track on the album Tears For Peace (which was written by Steve's wife Jo).

The CD also features some bonus video footage including the band performing Steve's track Camino Royale."


Djabe appear on Steve's new Genesis Revisited 2 album performing on that same track, Camino Royale cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 30th, 2012, 12:50pm

Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Oct 30th, 2012, 12:53pm

on Oct 30th, 2012, 12:50pm, Mal wrote:
Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver

Nice album. smiley

Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Oct 30th, 2012, 1:02pm

on Oct 30th, 2012, 12:50pm, Mal wrote:
Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver


Down on the night train lalalala..... grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Oct 30th, 2012, 2:51pm

on Oct 30th, 2012, 1:02pm, demolition man wrote:
Down on the night train lalalala..... grin


Wrong key Colin grin

Had this album on vinyl many moons ago, great to hear it again cool
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Oct 31st, 2012, 09:40am

Recent eBay purchases:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 31st, 2012, 10:07am

Just ordered from amazon:

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I ordered the 1996 remaster of More as opposed to the more recent "Discovery" remaster, as I don't want a posh shiny cover/booklet - that's much more appropriate to the post-Dark Side albums as far as I'm concerned! (Also it should look nice on the shelf next to Atom Heart Mother and Obscured By Clouds, which are unfortunately the only other pre-Dark Side PF CDs that I have in physical form)

grin rolleyes

My appreciation of Pink Floyd is not just about the music...
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Nov 2nd, 2012, 08:28am

Asia-Different Worlds live


Not a big Asia fan but thought I'd give this a whirl
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Nov 2nd, 2012, 11:45am

Psychadelic Pill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Just on my first listen now smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 2nd, 2012, 1:12pm

on Nov 2nd, 2012, 11:45am, Mal wrote:
Psychadelic Pill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Just on my first listen now smiley


I think it is mighty good grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 10th, 2012, 01:20am

on Nov 2nd, 2012, 11:45am, Mal wrote:
Psychadelic Pill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Just on my first listen now smiley

on Nov 2nd, 2012, 1:12pm, genesis1964 wrote:
I think it is mighty good grin

It sounded great live. cool

On my "To Buy" list.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 10th, 2012, 01:43am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by The Cosmic Lawnmower on Nov 10th, 2012, 03:10am

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Rufus - 'Ask Rufus'
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Nov 10th, 2012, 05:34am

Tame Impala-Lonerism has turned up and pretty fine it is too smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Nov 10th, 2012, 2:48pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Nov 11th, 2012, 06:59am

Arrivals and acquisitions of the past week or so:

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard
Peter Gabriel - So (3-CD 25th-anniversary edition)
King Crimson - Larks' Tongue In Aspic (CD/DVD 40th-anniversary edition)
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II
ELO - On The Third Day

Ordered and hoping to arrive soon:
Big Big Train - Far Skies Deep Time
Peter Gabriel, live in Toronto, Sept. 19, 2012 (Encore Series)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Nov 12th, 2012, 07:16am

Coralspin-Honey And Lava arrived on Saturday. A bit of a disappointment
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 15th, 2012, 1:03pm

The postman strikes again...big time! cool

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180g LP
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 16th, 2012, 08:38am

This new album is a collection of songs from their previous albums re-recorded live in the studio. Matthew Parmenter of Discipline is a guest artist. Great stuff! Tiles are often compared to Rush.

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Nov 16th, 2012, 09:06am

just arrived today:-

Gazpacho-Night
Steven Wilson-Insurgents
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Nov 17th, 2012, 12:02pm

Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 17th, 2012, 1:20pm

on Nov 17th, 2012, 12:02pm, Mal wrote:
Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted

I'm hoping that my copy will arrive in Monday's post.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 18th, 2012, 6:00pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 19th, 2012, 03:18am

on Nov 17th, 2012, 12:02pm, Mal wrote:
Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted

on Nov 17th, 2012, 1:20pm, Down And Out wrote:
I'm hoping that my copy will arrive in Monday's post.

And lo and behold, it did! cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Nov 19th, 2012, 07:29am

Kompendium-Beneath The Waves.

Looking forward to listening to this tonight when I get home smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Nov 19th, 2012, 1:51pm

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Nov 19th, 2012, 4:52pm

on Nov 19th, 2012, 1:51pm, Mal wrote:
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

My copy is in the post from Amazon.co.uk. I had to re-order it after those morons at Sainsburys let me down. angry

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Julian on Nov 19th, 2012, 10:34pm

One or two standard things, and this:

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I've never been a huge fan, frankly, but this is a nice way to catch up a bit.


Re: Recent purchases
Post by foxfeeder on Nov 20th, 2012, 05:46am

on Oct 30th, 2012, 10:18am, foxfeeder wrote:
Just ordered Djabe- Down and Up (A new name for DAO?) - http://hackettsongs.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-3289-4-djabe++down+and+up.html

They sound a little like Bruford/Earthworks, and at £10 (which my wife is paying - birthday pressy!) it's got to be worth it, particularly <quote>

"DJABE - DOWN AND UP

Down And Up is the brand new 2012 album from Djabe (their first studio album since 2008). Honorary Djabe member Steve Hackett plays guitar on five tracks on the album and also sings the closing track on the album Tears For Peace (which was written by Steve's wife Jo).

The CD also features some bonus video footage including the band performing Steve's track Camino Royale."


Have now heard the album, very good it is too. Steve appears on 5 tracks, including the song "Tears for peace" music by Tamas Barabas (Bassist and composer of most of the album) and lyrics by Jo Hackett. Steve sings, and it sounds pretty "unprocessed" so for those always wishing to hear him sing for real, this is it. Enhanced CD flash video items are a live version of one of the album tracks "Dark Soup" played in Vienna this year with Steve, and a totally different studio recording of Camino Royale by Djabe and Steve (not the GR2 version). Again, vocals are sounding untreated. There's no video (just a still streetscene) but it's a .flv file.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 23rd, 2012, 08:50am

These DVD concerts are the definitive live shows by both of these great classic rock bands! Highly recommended!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Nov 23rd, 2012, 12:00pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by demolition man on Nov 25th, 2012, 07:22am

on Nov 23rd, 2012, 08:50am, CountingOutTime wrote:
These DVD concerts are the definitive live shows by both of these great classic rock bands! Highly recommended!

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Great, great band. For some reason I didn't get round to buying this dvd. Maybe Paloma will buy this for my Christmas present rolleyes because I know she is a big fan of Toto (NOT!!) grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Nov 25th, 2012, 10:14am

Just ordered the order day:

Caravan - The Unauthorized Breakfast Item
David Bowie - Station To Station
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Nov 26th, 2012, 3:41pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 26th, 2012, 5:27pm

on Nov 26th, 2012, 3:41pm, AnotherAnt wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Nov 27th, 2012, 04:58am

Paatos-V
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 1st, 2012, 04:42am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Dec 1st, 2012, 05:07am

Keith Emerson,Marc Bonilla and Terje Mikkelson with the Munchner Rundfunkorchester-Three Fates
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 1st, 2012, 11:48pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Noni on Dec 4th, 2012, 8:11pm

None so far!.. Bad year!!! sad
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Dec 8th, 2012, 05:37am

Various Artists-Peter And The Wolf
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Dec 8th, 2012, 06:27am

on Dec 8th, 2012, 05:37am, supernatural wrote:
Various Artists-Peter And The Wolf


If that's the Lumley/Lancaster version, I recall having to scour the internet to find a CD outlet that had that album, and not at some extortionate price.
That was about 15 years ago. Hopefully, things have improved since then.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Dec 8th, 2012, 12:51pm

on Dec 8th, 2012, 06:27am, Witchwood wrote:
If that's the Lumley/Lancaster version, I recall having to scour the internet to find a CD outlet that had that album, and not at some extortionate price.
That was about 15 years ago. Hopefully, things have improved since then.


Found it on ebay at £7 from a place called Grooves-inc.com.
Another new arrival today was Blueneck's Epilogue.

Also,my Christmas albums turned up today too(ie albums I treat myself to for Christmas) which include-
Citizen Cain-Skies Darken
Galahad-Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria
GlassHammer-If
Moon Safari-The Gettysburg Address
Riversea-Out Of An Ancient World

all of which I'll only listen to on Christmas Day smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Dec 10th, 2012, 10:31am

I finally got around to ordering this on CD:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Dec 10th, 2012, 12:00pm

I can't resist, whenever I buy things for other people at Christmas, especially if I'm on a site like Amazon, I always have to get a little something for myself too.

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Dec 13th, 2012, 08:48am

Just arrived today,my last order of the year: Tusmorke-Underjordisk Tusmorke
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 13th, 2012, 10:43am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Dec 13th, 2012, 10:50am

on Dec 10th, 2012, 12:00pm, Witchwood wrote:
I can't resist, whenever I buy things for other people at Christmas, especially if I'm on a site like Amazon, I always have to get a little something for myself too.

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic


Yeah, bought some christmas pressies on amazon today and stumbled over:

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Couldn`t resist ordering.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 14th, 2012, 11:04am

Just ordered the remastered double CDs of Blue Nile first two albums, A Walk Across the Rooftops and 'Hats'.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Dec 16th, 2012, 07:23am

on Dec 14th, 2012, 11:04am, NedFlanders wrote:
Just ordered the remastered double CDs of Blue Nile first two albums, A Walk Across the Rooftops and 'Hats'.


Bet you they are great sounding. Very underestimated band.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 16th, 2012, 08:04am

on Dec 16th, 2012, 07:23am, genesis1964 wrote:
Bet you they are great sounding. Very underestimated band.


You will hear soon wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Dec 25th, 2012, 2:13pm

on Nov 25th, 2012, 10:14am, Witchwood wrote:
Just ordered the order day:

Caravan - The Unauthorized Breakfast Item
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This arrived shortly before Christmas, so I wrapped it and put it under the tree, prompting my wife to give me one of these rolleyes as I was unwrapping it this morning.

Just finished listening to it for the first time, and have to say I was very impressed.
This was their last studio release (2004) but after one listen I would say this was their best album in over 30 years.
The quality is consistent from beginning to end, which is more than I can say for some of the Caravan albums that followed that great run they had from the early 70s.
The last Caravan album that was this good IMO was For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 26th, 2012, 4:28pm

on Dec 25th, 2012, 2:13pm, Witchwood wrote:
This arrived shortly before Christmas, so I wrapped it and put it under the tree, prompting my wife to give me one of these rolleyes as I was unwrapping it this morning.

Just finished listening to it for the first time, and have to say I was very impressed.
This was their last studio release (2004) but after one listen I would say this was their best album in over 30 years.
The quality is consistent from beginning to end, which is more than I can say for some of the Caravan albums that followed that great run they had from the early 70s.
The last Caravan album that was this good IMO was For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night.


A great album!

Really excited to be seeing Caravan for the first time on Jan 16th cool

Caravan, the quintessential precursors to the British Prog Rock movement, have announced a very special UK Tour for January 2013.

The UK tour will see Caravan celebrating the 40th Anniversary of what many critics regard to be the quintessential prog album of all time; 1973's "For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night". The band will perform a number of songs from the critically acclaimed 4th album, and the show will also include songs from "In The Land Of Grey And Pink", plus other songs spanning their dazzling career.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 27th, 2012, 08:37am

Invicta - The Enid
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 27th, 2012, 09:05am

on Dec 27th, 2012, 08:37am, Mal wrote:
Invicta - The Enid


Really interested to know how this sounds Alan.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 27th, 2012, 2:02pm

on Dec 27th, 2012, 09:05am, NedFlanders wrote:
Really interested to know how this sounds Alan.


A couple of days, and you'll find out mate wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 27th, 2012, 6:39pm

on Dec 27th, 2012, 2:02pm, Mal wrote:
A couple of days, and you'll find out mate wink


Mega thanks mate. Favour to be returned wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Dec 28th, 2012, 07:45am

Arena - The Seventh Degree Of Separation.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Dec 28th, 2012, 08:06am

on Dec 28th, 2012, 07:45am, sistermoon wrote:
Arena - The Seventh Degree Of Separation.


Excellent!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Dec 28th, 2012, 08:22am

eBay bargains:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Dec 30th, 2012, 04:01am

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Post by HENRY on Dec 30th, 2012, 04:07am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Dec 31st, 2012, 10:35am

Just come back from town with Steven Wilson - Insurgents 3 disc set.

I must admit to struggling with the solo stuff that I've heard, so thought I'd give this one a go ( fingers crossed) smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Dec 31st, 2012, 2:25pm

Waiting for me when I arrived home from work today:-

Muse-The 2nd Law
Fleetwood Mac-Tango In The Night
Queen-Queen
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Jan 4th, 2013, 09:58am

Arrived today:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 4th, 2013, 2:11pm

Arrived today

Kate Bush-50 Words For Snow
Re: Recent purchases
Post by AnotherAnt on Jan 4th, 2013, 4:18pm

With Christmas money
This strange engine
Marillion
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 5th, 2013, 04:57am

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Only £5.99 from my local Sainsburys - great value for a live CD+DVD. cool

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Jan 5th, 2013, 3:22pm

Bought on eBay, not yet arrived...

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 7th, 2013, 10:39am

Just pre-ordered Oblivion Sun "The High Places"

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 7th, 2013, 1:20pm

Finally got round to ordering this gem on CD:

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I used to own it on musicassette shocked but mislaid it a few years ago. sad

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 8th, 2013, 08:05am

on Jan 7th, 2013, 1:20pm, Down And Out wrote:
Finally got round to ordering this gem on CD:

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I used to own it on musicassette shocked but mislaid it a few years ago. sad


I recently re-bought this myself from Play for under a fiver after having it on vinyl back in the 80's smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 9th, 2013, 03:52am

on Jan 7th, 2013, 1:20pm, Down And Out wrote:
Finally got round to ordering this gem on CD:

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I used to own it on musicassette shocked but mislaid it a few years ago. sad

on Jan 8th, 2013, 08:05am, supernatural wrote:
I recently re-bought this myself from Play for under a fiver after having it on vinyl back in the 80's smiley

Whilst Peter Green fans would disagree, many people including myself regard Buckingham/Nicks/C. McVie/J. McVie/Fleetwood as the "classic line up". Certainly they were the most commercially successful line up. So I find it quite surprising that actually they only recorded 5 studio albums together. shocked

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jan 9th, 2013, 04:46am

on Jan 9th, 2013, 03:52am, Down And Out wrote:
Whilst Peter Green fans would disagree, many people including myself regard Buckingham/Nicks/C. McVie/J. McVie/Fleetwood as the "classic line up". Certainly they were the most commercially successful line up. So I find it quite surprising that actually they only recorded 5 studio albums together. shocked

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 9th, 2013, 06:58am

I saw them about 10 years ago,without Christine McVie. I didn't fancy it because I thought the tickets were quite expensive(£50 at the time) and I wasn't that big enough a fan of them,but a mate said it would probably be the last time he'd be able to see them and he was a big fan and I was the only other person he knew who liked them,so I went and they were excellent and I'm pretty glad he persuaded me smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 11th, 2013, 07:18am

Arrived in the post today

David Gilmour-Live In Gdansk
Neal Morse-Momentum
Alan Parsons Project box set with Pyramid,Turn Of A Friendly Card,Eve,Stereotomy and Gaudi
Re: Recent purchases
Post by genesis1964 on Jan 11th, 2013, 07:38am

on Jan 11th, 2013, 07:18am, supernatural wrote:
Arrived in the post today

David Gilmour-Live In Gdansk
Neal Morse-Momentum
Alan Parsons Project box set with Pyramid,Turn Of A Friendly Card,Eve,Stereotomy and Gaudi


You have a nice postie wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 12th, 2013, 04:37am

on Jan 11th, 2013, 07:38am, genesis1964 wrote:
You have a nice postie wink


he/she would be nicer if they paid for them too grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 14th, 2013, 1:29pm

Another arrived by post...James Whild Lea-Therapy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 18th, 2013, 08:46am

more arrived today-

Ultrasound-Play For Today
Paul Menel-Into Insignificance I Will Pale
Sweet Billy Pilgrim-Crown And Treaty
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Jan 24th, 2013, 11:20am

even more arrived today:-

Long Distance Calling
Trans Siberian Orchestra-Night Castle
Beardfish-Sleeping In Traffic part 1
Re: Recent purchases
Post by pokemon71096 on Jan 24th, 2013, 12:15pm

Received a couple weeks ago:
Miami Vice Soundtracks I & II
King Crimson: Discipline and Beat
Coming in the mail:
King Crimson: In The Wake Of Poseidon, Lizard, and Islands
Robert Fripp: Exposure
miami vice seasons 4 & 5 (not music, I know)
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 25th, 2013, 08:50am

"Ashes Are Burning" - Renaissance
"Shrine of New Generation Slaves" - Riverside (pre-order)
"Raven That Refused to Sing" - Steven Wilson (pre-order)
"Ogdens Nut Gone Flake" - Small Faces
"Spirits of the Western Sky" - Justin Hayward (pre-order)
"Lover's End Pt. III: Skelleftea Serenade" - Moon Safari (pre-order)
"The High Places" - Oblivion Sun (pre-order)
"Le Sacre Du Travail" - The Tangent (pre-order)
"Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep" - Spock's Beard (pre-order)


Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Jan 25th, 2013, 12:08pm

Ordered this today:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Jan 30th, 2013, 03:00am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by alanh on Jan 31st, 2013, 04:42am

Hi there

Just got the 35th anniversary edition of Rumours. Still one of my favourite albums after all these years and the bonus material is fascinating. I saw them a few times but the last one at Wembley in 1990 was a sad embarrasssment, people were leaving in droves and the stadium was half empty anyway. Pity really as live they were always such a good band.


Alan H
Re: Recent purchases
Post by sistermoon on Feb 1st, 2013, 05:55am

Just got the same today!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 1st, 2013, 06:16am

Just ordered:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 1st, 2013, 8:01pm

Woo!

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Feb 2nd, 2013, 3:17pm

Turned up today:-

Tarja-Act One
Spock's Beard-Octane
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 2nd, 2013, 3:25pm

on Feb 2nd, 2013, 3:17pm, supernatural wrote:
Turned up today:-

Tarja-Act One
Spock's Beard-Octane


Nice! cool

Octane is played live in its entirety, I believe, on SB's live album "Gluttons For Punishment"

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Feb 2nd, 2013, 3:29pm

It's a double cd too smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 5th, 2013, 10:15am

Based on Noni's post about Sopwith Camel, I checked them out and purchased one of their higher rated albums

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 5th, 2013, 12:09pm

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Re: Recent purchases
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on Feb 5th, 2013, 10:15am, CountingOutTime wrote:
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Back in my teens, an old friend of mine who was into this band, played me a couple of their albums.
I never bought any but I thought were OK.
I can still hear in my head some of the tracks I liked.
One that really stood out for me was Haymaking Time which just happens to be from this particular album.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 5th, 2013, 6:56pm

on Feb 5th, 2013, 6:32pm, Witchwood wrote:
Back in my teens, an old friend of mine who was into this band, played me a couple of their albums.
I never bought any but I thought were OK.
I can still hear in my head some of the tracks I liked.
One that really stood out for me was Haymaking Time which just happens to be from this particular album.


Yep, this album puts a smile on my face. These are the kind of songs we grew up listening to on the radio in the 70s. Bands like America, City Boy, 10cc, Kayak and so many others. Great stuff!

Haymaking Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SK97R2m0PA

(Moonlight) Shake My Head and Leave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrpxHsP5MrI&list=PL2DE77A114506F241

The Hap-Ki-Do Kid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qatBzOviDVw&list=PL2DE77A114506F241
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 6th, 2013, 01:42am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Feb 6th, 2013, 07:56am

Arrived today:

Nektar- A Spoonful Of Time
Crippled Black Phoenix-No Sadness Or Farewell
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Feb 8th, 2013, 09:04am

Bought today:

Yes - 90125

Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk

John Martyn - Solid Air
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Feb 8th, 2013, 2:27pm

on Feb 8th, 2013, 09:04am, Mal wrote:
Bought today:

John Martyn - Solid Air


Very, very good.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Feb 14th, 2013, 08:47am

Arrived today

Eels-Wonderful Glorious
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Mal on Feb 16th, 2013, 4:49pm

Having a wander around Bristol today, and saw these 2 for a great price.

Couldn't resist smiley


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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 16th, 2013, 5:42pm

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I've been seeing this in my local Barnes & Noble for at least ten years, but I never bothered with it, already owning three M&M albums. Today I saw they'd moved it to the $3.99 bin, so I went for it. (No, it's not 24 kt gold.) wink
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 17th, 2013, 02:38am

on Feb 16th, 2013, 5:42pm, Dust wrote:
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I've been seeing this in my local Barnes & Noble for at least ten years, but I never bothered with it, already owning three M&M albums. Today I saw they'd moved it to the $3.99 bin, so I went for it. (No, it's not 24 kt gold.) wink

Dusty in "greatest hits album shocker"! shocked grin wink

Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 17th, 2013, 03:20am

on Feb 16th, 2013, 5:42pm, Dust wrote:
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Awww....
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 17th, 2013, 08:19am

I suppose my latest bargain eBay order may seem a bit... eclectic:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 17th, 2013, 12:58pm

on Feb 17th, 2013, 02:38am, Down And Out wrote:
Dusty in "greatest hits album shocker"! shocked grin wink

I have a few. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Feb 19th, 2013, 6:58pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by pokemon71096 on Feb 20th, 2013, 05:28am

A while ago I got U2's The Unforgettable Fire, George Martin's In My LIfe, which features PC (Haven't listened to theses two yet), Tubular Bells, Wish You Were Here (an odd, very old CD version that tracks the entire album as two tracks based on the original vinyl sides, though from my examinations it's not a boot), the 1994 edition of Foxtrot (also haven't listened to), and Jeff Buckley's Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk (featuring a cover of Back in NYC)
And then more recently The Chicago Transit Authority and The Yes Album (which I'm surprised how much I liked, given my indifference towards Fragile)
All of these were pretty cheap. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 20th, 2013, 09:52am

on Feb 20th, 2013, 05:28am, pokemon71096 wrote:
... and The Yes Album (which I'm surprised how much I liked, given my indifference towards Fragile)

I have to say that I also prefer The Yes Album to Fragile.

Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Feb 20th, 2013, 1:20pm

Arrived today-

Steve Thorne-Into The Ether
Lee Abraham-Black And White
Bittertown-Scenes From The Box
Cosmograf-When Age Has Done It's Duty
Erasmus-Voyage
Ezra-Songs From Pennnsylvania
McCarthy-Through The Fire
Seven Day Hunt-File This Dream
Re: Recent purchases
Post by slowdancer on Feb 20th, 2013, 1:23pm

on Feb 20th, 2013, 1:20pm, supernatural wrote:
Steve Thorne-Into The Ether
Lee Abraham-Black And White


Good call.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Feb 20th, 2013, 1:27pm

Listening to Steve Thorne for the first time and I'm pretty impressed.

progrock.co.uk were having a bit of a sale cheesy
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 23rd, 2013, 7:31pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 25th, 2013, 10:01am

Just ordered this:

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Noni on Feb 25th, 2013, 10:17am

on Feb 25th, 2013, 10:01am, Down And Out wrote:
Just ordered this:

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My favourite Yes album, excuse the pun! grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 25th, 2013, 11:42am

Waiting for Steve Hackett's Darktown to arrive!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 27th, 2013, 07:05am

on Feb 25th, 2013, 11:42am, Merryman72 wrote:
Waiting for Steve Hackett's Darktown to arrive!


Still waiting... undecided
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Down And Out on Feb 27th, 2013, 10:09am

on Feb 25th, 2013, 11:42am, Merryman72 wrote:
Waiting for Steve Hackett's Darktown to arrive!

on Feb 27th, 2013, 07:05am, Merryman72 wrote:
Still waiting... undecided

Who did you order it from?

Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 27th, 2013, 2:47pm

on Feb 27th, 2013, 10:09am, Down And Out wrote:
Who did you order it from?


The store on Steve's official website. They told me it shipped last Thursday.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Feb 27th, 2013, 4:24pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Mar 1st, 2013, 07:08am

Just arrived


ELP-In The Hot Seat
Lifesigns-Lifesigns
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Merryman72 on Mar 1st, 2013, 07:08am

on Feb 25th, 2013, 11:42am, Merryman72 wrote:
Waiting for Steve Hackett's Darktown to arrive!

on Feb 27th, 2013, 07:05am, Merryman72 wrote:
Still waiting... undecided


And it's still not here sad

This is what Hackettsongs say on their website:

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What do I do if the goods I ordered haven't arrived?

The first thing you should do if the goods have not arrived even though we have emailed you telling you they have been sent, is to contact your local postal delivery office to see if they are holding your goods for you. UK and European customers should await 5 working days after the item has been dispatched to do this. Customers from outside Europe should wait two weeks and then contact their postal delivery office. If the postal delivery office has not been able to help you, email our customer service team with your order number and item missing on orders@sandbag.uk.com who will then investigate the matter for you.


Ok, so I should ask my post office first... but why would they be holding a small package with a CD in?
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 1st, 2013, 08:04am

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 1st, 2013, 08:30am

on Mar 1st, 2013, 08:04am, Dust wrote:
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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 1st, 2013, 09:23am

on Mar 1st, 2013, 08:30am, HENRY wrote:
Awesome album! Probably my favorite from her. cool

It's my second, after When I Was a Boy. Got it last night and listened to the first half on my way to work this morning. Really liking it so far!
Re: Recent purchases
Post by supernatural on Mar 2nd, 2013, 06:23am

Just arrived a couple of minutes ago

Steven Wilson-The Raven That Refused To Sing And Other Stories
Big Big Train-English Electric Part 2

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Witchwood on Mar 2nd, 2013, 07:12am

on Mar 2nd, 2013, 06:23am, supernatural wrote:
Just arrived a couple of minutes ago

Steven Wilson-The Raven That Refused To Sing And Other Stories
Big Big Train-English Electric Part 2

smiley


I guess I've been slow off the mark.
I just ordered both of these this morning.
Re: Recent purchases
Post by Provocation on Mar 2nd, 2013, 11:35am

David Bowie - The Next Day
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
Atoms For Peace - Amok
Justin Hayward - Spirits...
Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 2nd, 2013, 11:19pm

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Re: Recent purchases
Post by Dust on Mar 3rd, 2013, 07:12am

on Mar 2nd, 2013, 11:19pm, HENRY wrote:
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Not a huge Zappa fan, but I've listened to this one for many years... "Black Napkins" is my favorite song, and "The Torture Never Stops" is oddly fascinating. smiley
Re: Recent purchases
Post by pokemon71096 on Mar 3rd, 2013, 4:30pm

Tony Banks- Bankstatement
Rick Wakeman- Six Wives of Henry VIII
(The store I was at had a couple other CD's I think I'll buy from them soon, like Wakeman's 2nd and 3rd albums, Naked by Talking Heads, and an older copy of PG's Us [my favorite album ever]...all their cd's are used and $4) Also bought from them a German version of one of my favorite books, On the Road ("Unterwegs" in German)
WONDERFUL store. grin
Re: Recent purchases
Post by HENRY on Mar 4th, 2013, 10:18pm

on Mar 3rd, 2013, 07:12am, Dust wrote:
Not a huge Zappa fan, but I've listened to this one for many years... "Black Napkins" is my favorite song, and "The Torture Never Stops" is oddly fascinating. smiley


Yeah, I think it may be one of his more accessible albums. The musicianship on his records is always fascinating to hear. cool
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