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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 02 Feb 2018, 13:30

C wrote:This is the big boy (on the living room system)

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I was always sceptical but the sound through my hi-fis is superb

Worth an investment:

miniBlink around £100 with a decent cable
rBlink around £200 with a decent cable

Trust me

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What so these new toys do?

I'm really out of the loop, although my boys have hooked me up with a Sonos and Amazon music.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Carlsson » 02 Feb 2018, 13:38

soundchaser wrote:
C wrote:This is the big boy (on the living room system)

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I was always sceptical but the sound through my hi-fis is superb

Worth an investment:

miniBlink around £100 with a decent cable
rBlink around £200 with a decent cable

Trust me

Image

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What so these new toys do?

I'm really out of the loop, although my boys have hooked me up with a Sonos and Amazon music.


They plug into your hi-fi which allows you to play music from your phone through your system - I think they call it streaming

The sound is superb from these arcam devices

Bluetooth






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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 02 Feb 2018, 13:43

trans-chigley express wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:Its great
But on the other hand I think of Beaubourg as a masterpiece! :D

While I think of it as contractual obligation :lol:
It’s certainly an interesting listen that’s for sure


even the old fart himself dislikes the album! :?
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Dokter,Rokster » 02 Feb 2018, 19:29

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Easily Zep's poorest album.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby trans-chigley express » 03 Feb 2018, 02:32

never/ever wrote:Relaxing at the pool, reading this:
http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-07-15/ ... -sunhillow

...and playing it too!

Interesting article. Dispells the myth that Vangelis helped out though he certainly taught him a few tricks. I love the album.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby trans-chigley express » 03 Feb 2018, 02:46

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:Its great
But on the other hand I think of Beaubourg as a masterpiece! :D

While I think of it as contractual obligation :lol:
It’s certainly an interesting listen that’s for sure


even the old fart himself dislikes the album! :?

Who am I to argue with him? :D

NP Invisible Connections

Yes it’s an equally ,er, challenging album. I kind of liking it though, weird in a nice way
Strangely I read one review that said side 2 is nowhere near as good as side 1. To my ears side 2 sounds EXACTLY like side 1 :lol:

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby never/ever » 03 Feb 2018, 03:00

trans-chigley express wrote:
never/ever wrote:Relaxing at the pool, reading this:
http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-07-15/ ... -sunhillow

...and playing it too!

Interesting article. Dispells the myth that Vangelis helped out though he certainly taught him a few tricks. I love the album.


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Feb 2018, 09:30

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Been on a bit of a Mahavishnu kick recently. Great band - much merit in both incarnations, there are wonderful compositions and some superb playing on this. Excellent dynamic range, contrasts and textures abound.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Carlsson » 03 Feb 2018, 11:14

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Been on a bit of a Mahavishnu kick recently. Great band - much merit in both incarnations, there are wonderful compositions and some superb playing on this. Excellent dynamic range, contrasts and textures abound.


Good choice JJ.

Have you heard the 'original' version The Lost Trident Sessions - it has a lot more fire

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Feb 2018, 12:37

Yes, got the Trident sessions a few years back. As you say, a bit more fire.




Just helped my son fill a skip with rubble, treating myself to a classic.


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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 03 Feb 2018, 13:05

Bloody hell!
Mr C is streaming music !
What’s next? Digital download?
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Feb 2018, 15:21

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Broad church.

ECM.


Space & tones.







Terje Rypal sears.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby yomptepi » 03 Feb 2018, 15:24

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You don't like me...do you?

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Carlsson » 03 Feb 2018, 16:16

John aka Josh wrote:Just helped my son fill a skip with rubble, treating myself to a classic.


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a great album - i love Catherine Wheel. I haven't seen that cover though










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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Carlsson » 03 Feb 2018, 23:32

NP

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Dokter,Rokster » 04 Feb 2018, 11:17

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An excellent album.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 04 Feb 2018, 11:43

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Would oof be the correct term?


It is a blast.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 04 Feb 2018, 12:48

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Nearly went for some Shakti, but dug out this out - Arabian rather than Indian, some great interplay.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 04 Feb 2018, 16:00

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A fantastic, groundbreaking Side 1, but a not so great Side 2.

I remember seeing them on Whistle Test that first time and I was immediately sold.

I waited in a record shop all of one morning, waiting for this album to come in...those were the days.