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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Neil Jung » 24 Jul 2018, 21:46

I’m playing the Steven Wilson remix of Tales From Topographic Oceans. I’ve owned the original since it came out and thought I knew every note. But Steven has revealed a lot of extra notes! It’s wonderful.
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 25 Jul 2018, 06:55

Neil Jung wrote:I’m playing the Steven Wilson remix of Tales From Topographic Oceans. I’ve owned the original since it came out and thought I knew every note. But Steven has revealed a lot of extra notes! It’s wonderful.

Tales... and Relayer are my favs of Wilsons remixes for Yes
Specially Relayer, which never sounded good on CD imho
now it sounds like I rememeber it from the vinyl days
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 25 Jul 2018, 08:58

Aussie band’s 2nd album, made up of 4 long tracks, totalling 68 mins.

Lots to enjoy.

Classed as crossover prog (I still don’t really know how one recognises that specific web-genre when it’s played x but then who cares?).

Melodic with rock pop tendencies, some jazzy elements and a fair bit that verges towards prog metal.

There’s a lot chucked in.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 26 Jul 2018, 14:29

Thought you’d all love to see a nice review in the Daily Express of the new live album from Big Big Train.

Big Big Train.

Merchants of Light.

(English Electric).

***** 5 Stars.

To convert the age-old adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words' to audio sums up this remarkable record release by Big Big Train. It smartly narrates itself as it sinks deep into the listener's psyche.

Intriguing song titles: A Mead Hall In Winter, Experimental Gentlemen, The Transit Of Venus Across The Sun, Telling The Bees and Victorian Brickwork is accompanied by an exquisite blend of melodious English folk prog sounds.

However, it's the superior musicianship splicing the whole show together that wins out.

Just listening to the supercharged sound of a group of musicians hitting their stride and showing their class, as brass blends with string instruments, on A Mead Hall In Winter is a thrilling ride alone.

Singer David Longdon brings a Gabriel style rasp to his vocals harking back to early Genesis, especially when joined by mellotron sounds and Greg Spawton's bass pedals. All of which reinforces BBT's unique approach to incorporating their impeccable musical influences to create their own distinctive sound.

This rare live outing recorded last year at The Cadogan Hall, London, reveals a band breezing full steam ahead on these hot polished tracks.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Purgatory Brite » 26 Jul 2018, 17:31

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Mmmmmm Sonja …… :D

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby never/ever » 26 Jul 2018, 23:02

Neil Jung wrote:I’m playing the Steven Wilson remix of Tales From Topographic Oceans. I’ve owned the original since it came out and thought I knew every note. But Steven has revealed a lot of extra notes! It’s wonderful.


It is superb, isn't it? I didn't think that you could make all of these layers of sound stand out so much and yet he managed to do just that. Sides two and three especially.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 26 Jul 2018, 23:08

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Re: PROG CORNER

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Jul 2018, 09:11

They should be big. All 4 albums have been very good.

This one was released in May and is probably the weakest (just). It was actually written and largely recorded by 2 of the members in 2008 before the band itself actually formed.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Jul 2018, 10:45

Back cover of my favourite Al Stewart album.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Jul 2018, 11:34

Hit the doorstep yesterday from pre-order - wonderfully packaged and produced live album from last year’s Cadogan Hall concerts.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby never/ever » 28 Jul 2018, 12:03



Delicious!
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Jul 2018, 20:48

New album from Canadian band Mystery impresses on 1st play.


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 28 Jul 2018, 20:56

NP

Lee Abraham - Distant Days

I have become a fan of this guy (ex of Galahad for 3 years) over the last couple of years. Very tuneful easily accessible prog songs with some great guitar and a big guest list.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 29 Jul 2018, 11:51

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Incidentally, I’ll have to give Wilson’s Tales a go. It is not an album I have ever managed to get in to. Perhaps now is the time










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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 29 Jul 2018, 15:32

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 29 Jul 2018, 20:17

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Postby C » 30 Jul 2018, 19:22

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 30 Jul 2018, 20:34

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Excellent choice. A good reminder for me to give it a spin - or possibly Illusion's Out of the Mist.

Right now though I'm having a blast playing

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 31 Jul 2018, 17:06

never/ever wrote:the BCB-universe...may it continue to piss Coan off ad infinitum.


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