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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby HuwJR » 26 Apr 2018, 05:52

Steven Wilson

Yes or no?

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Purgatory Brite
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Purgatory Brite » 26 Apr 2018, 09:59

HuwJR wrote:Steven Wilson

Yes or no?


Most definitely yes. Wilson's last 3 albums are classics.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 26 Apr 2018, 16:23

A new addition to my collection playing now

Steve Hillage - Dusseldorf

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 26 Apr 2018, 16:29

Lord Rother wrote:
Carlsson wrote:NP

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1st play for me today. Rather gentle. Nice.

Where would you rate it?



The Strawbs went through many musical phases from folk and bluegrass to prog and quasi-glam.

Dragonfly, their second album, is very different to say Hero & Heroine. That said there is always the Strawbs watermark running through everything they did.

I rate Dragonfly highly perhaps the eponymous debut, in a similar style, is possibly better.

Antiques & Curios is worth seeking out Bob





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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 26 Apr 2018, 16:31

The Slider wrote:I know there are very few admirers of Kansas round these parts.


As it's you I will try one more time...









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neville harp wrote:God bless you brother C x

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Neil Jung » 26 Apr 2018, 16:36

Quaco wrote:Yea to Styx, but I've lost my initial preteen love of Kansas. Maybe due for a cautioned reevaluation.


I still have and play all my Styx albums occasionally. The Grand Illusion and Equinox still sound great to me.

Kansas, I have Leftoverture and the rarely played Two For The Road. I feel I should like them more than I do. It may be the violin puts me off. They made a decent album last year with a new singer, and were going to play a UK festival but chickened out through security fears. As if a US Prog band would be a major target for ISIS! :roll:
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Neil Jung » 26 Apr 2018, 16:40

Carlsson wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:
Carlsson wrote:NP

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1st play for me today. Rather gentle. Nice.

Where would you rate it?



The Strawbs went through many musical phases from folk and bluegrass to prog and quasi-glam.

Dragonfly, their second album, is very different to say Hero & Heroine. That said there is always the Strawbs watermark running through everything they did.

I rate Dragonfly highly perhaps the eponymous debut, in a similar style, is possibly better.

Antiques & Curios is worth seeking out Bob

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I’d rate it not highly amongst their many albums... near the bottom along with the likes of Nomadness, Deadlines and Heartbreak Hill.
It was raining when we drove up the two-lane highway through the long tunnel of trees that led into the black district on the south end of St. Martinville.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 26 Apr 2018, 16:45

Neil Jung wrote:I’d rate it [Dragonfly] not highly amongst their many albums... near the bottom along with the likes of Nomadness, Deadlines and Heartbreak Hill.


Nonsense lad

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Quaco » 26 Apr 2018, 18:17

Neil Jung wrote:
Quaco wrote:Yea to Styx, but I've lost my initial preteen love of Kansas. Maybe due for a cautioned reevaluation.


I still have and play all my Styx albums occasionally. The Grand Illusion and Equinox still sound great to me.

Kansas, I have Leftoverture and the rarely played Two For The Road. I feel I should like them more than I do. It may be the violin puts me off. They made a decent album last year with a new singer, and were going to play a UK festival but chickened out through security fears. As if a US Prog band would be a major target for ISIS! :roll:

No, the threat was from good music lovers.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 27 Apr 2018, 07:03

Tee hee.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Apr 2018, 11:41

HuwJR wrote:Steven Wilson

Yes or no?


I am not so keen on the ambient stuff (Storm Corrosion, and some of the early Porcupine Tree stuff and was not completely in love with the last album) but overall the guy’s output is of a ridiculously high and consistent quality, without ever becoming predictable.

A huge YES from me.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Apr 2018, 11:45

Had a recommendation for this. Interesting enough but so far every minute of each track sounds familiar to every other minute, if you see what I mean.

Not really my thing.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 28 Apr 2018, 11:53

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Superb.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Apr 2018, 12:46

Another 1st play for me. Diverse.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby pcqgod » 28 Apr 2018, 14:03

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Mandrill - s/t 1971

This is all over the place, style-wise. Lead off track sounds like Santana with its heavy Afro-Cuban percussion and raging wah-wah guitar. Subsequent tracks blend soulful vocals with hard rock, psychedelia and jazz. The closing track is a progressive rock epic in five movements.
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 28 Apr 2018, 18:21

Lord Rother wrote:Another 1st play for me. Diverse.

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Delightful






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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby yomptepi » 28 Apr 2018, 18:52

Picked this set up for a tenner in HMV. I think I got value for money...

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

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 28 Apr 2018, 19:27

yomptepi wrote:Picked this set up for a tenner in HMV. I think I got value for money...

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Robust stuff!!









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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Apr 2018, 20:39

Sigur Ros - Route One

Hmm, not sure what the heck that is supposed to be all about....

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Bruce Fowler on Trombone » 28 Apr 2018, 21:17

NP

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