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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 07 Oct 2019, 09:30

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Yes. It has some fantastic tracks on it - although I have never been a massive fan of the title track.

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Would have made a good, one sided 45


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And what that solitary track be Chris....?




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I can't remember. I think it was withdrawn on day of release. :)

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Oct 2019, 11:09

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slightbreeze wrote:Would have made a good, one sided 45


:lol:

And what that solitary track be Chris....?




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I can't remember. I think it was withdrawn on day of release. :)


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Oct 2019, 13:17

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I think that’s my favourite of his.


Maybe although I generally think Acolyte has the edge


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I played them both this morning and Acolyte definitely gets me vote!









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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 07 Oct 2019, 14:22

C wrote:
C wrote:I played them both this morning and Acolyte definitely gets me vote!

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Actually, you're right, but I do love the Spectral Mornings title track.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 07 Oct 2019, 14:24

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Oct 2019, 14:34

soundchaser wrote:
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C wrote:I played them both this morning and Acolyte definitely gets me vote!

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Actually, you're right, but I do love the Spectral Mornings title track.


There are a couple of silly tracks on Spectral which spoil the flow

However, the album Does contain some very robust tracks including the title track as you suggest






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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 07 Oct 2019, 14:40

So I was listening to 90125 (which I love) on Friday and thought I'd give Big Generator a spin today. But Man, it hasn't stood the test of time at all well. Where Trevor Horn had brought Yes bang up to date with his wonderful production skills, Big Generator, was at best a clumsy attempt at replicating the modern sounds of 90125. It just doesn't work. And sadly, the songs just aren't that great, either. However, there was one really good Yes song to be found and that's this little beaut. Take it away Mr. Squire:


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby trans-chigley express » 07 Oct 2019, 14:44

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There are a couple of silly tracks on Spectral which spoil the flow



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Agreed, but it's mostly pretty great. I prefer the slightly longer version of Everyday that is a bonus track on the CD to the orginal album version though. I wonder why they opted for the faded out version for the album, I always thought it faded too quickly and hearing the full version confirmed my suspicions.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Oct 2019, 18:14

trans-chigley express wrote:
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There are a couple of silly tracks on Spectral which spoil the flow



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Agreed, but it's mostly pretty great. I prefer the slightly longer version of Everyday that is a bonus track on the CD to the orginal album version though. I wonder why they opted for the faded out version for the album, I always thought it faded too quickly and hearing the full version confirmed my suspicions.


I agree Ray - I am not a fan of fades - particularly brutal ones










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Postby robertff » 07 Oct 2019, 19:47

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Oct 2019, 20:40

robertff wrote:
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better still is the live album that comes in this box set. Songs of Yesterday

As you are aware recording difficulties on Free Live meant that much of the concert couldn't be used - hence so few tracks.

Modern technology years later was able to resurrect the rest (inc. Crossroads)

Now that is a brilliant live Free album

Check it out - it may be on Spotify


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Songs-Yesterda ... 067&sr=8-1







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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 08 Oct 2019, 07:25

C wrote:
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better still is the live album that comes in this box set. Songs of Yesterday

As you are aware recording difficulties on Free Live meant that much of the concert couldn't be used - hence so few tracks.

Modern technology years later was able to resurrect the rest (inc. Crossroads)

Now that is a brilliant live Free album

Check it out - it may be on Spotify


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Songs-Yesterda ... 067&sr=8-1


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Already got that my friend, bought when it first came out. Another tick.


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 08 Oct 2019, 07:51

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Already got that my friend, bought when it first came out. Another tick.


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Neil Jung » 08 Oct 2019, 08:49

C wrote:
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Actually, you're right, but I do love the Spectral Mornings title track.


There are a couple of silly tracks on Spectral which spoil the flow

However, the album Does contain some very robust tracks including the title track as you suggest

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I’ve just managed to get second row tickets to see Hackett play Spectral Mornings plus Selling England at Reading Hexagon. So that’ll be fun. My favourite is his second album, but Spectral Mornings is almost as good.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 08 Oct 2019, 09:18

Neil Jung wrote:
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Actually, you're right, but I do love the Spectral Mornings title track.


There are a couple of silly tracks on Spectral which spoil the flow

However, the album Does contain some very robust tracks including the title track as you suggest

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I’ve just managed to get second row tickets to see Hackett play Spectral Mornings plus Selling England at Reading Hexagon. So that’ll be fun. My favourite is his second album, but Spectral Mornings is almost as good.


That's good Mike!

The second one - that's the one with umpteen vocalists - isn't it - Please Don't Touch?





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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 08 Oct 2019, 09:40

Neil Jung wrote:
I’ve just managed to get second row tickets to see Hackett play Spectral Mornings plus Selling England at Reading Hexagon. So that’ll be fun. My favourite is his second album, but Spectral Mornings is almost as good.


Excellent work, that will be a very memorable show.

I've only seen this band on You Tube, but their performance of Supper's Ready was remarkable.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby never/ever » 08 Oct 2019, 11:24

Acolyte is still my favorite of all Hackett-albums but Spectral Mornings is probably the one I play the most nowadays...for the most part because I didn't give it much notice at the time and slowly start to warm to it.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 08 Oct 2019, 14:16

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The second one - that's the one with umpteen vocalists - isn't it - Please Don't Touch?

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Indeed! Robust like hell!
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Postby C » 08 Oct 2019, 14:42

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I've only seen this band on You Tube, but their performance of Supper's Ready was remarkable.


Absolutely - the vocalist is really good

I saw them live with Neil Jung et alia a few years ago - Genesis Revisited

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Postby C » 08 Oct 2019, 14:43

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
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The second one - that's the one with umpteen vocalists - isn't it - Please Don't Touch?

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Indeed! Robust like hell!
And I know, you dont like it......


Too many different style of vocalist

I recall Richie Havens and some female...(?)

It grates....




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