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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby never/ever » 16 May 2020, 10:28

Tenth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio's death today.....

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Carlsson » 16 May 2020, 10:36

never/ever wrote:Tenth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio's death today.....

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What a fantastic, progtastic vocalist he was








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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 16 May 2020, 10:51

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never/ever wrote:Tenth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio's death today.....

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What a fantastic, progtastic vocalist he was


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 16 May 2020, 10:54

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Wife's out, got this turned up real loud - great album, great guitar album. Mick Taylor at his best.




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Postby Carlsson » 16 May 2020, 11:03

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Wife's out, got this turned up real loud - great album, great guitar album. Mick Taylor at his best.




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Possibly my favourite Mayall album. This or The Turning Point





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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 16 May 2020, 15:50

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Can only listen to the Moodies every now and again. This is okay.


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Postby Carlsson » 16 May 2020, 16:03

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This is okay.


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Not one of their best, certainly









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Methinks this is much better





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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 17 May 2020, 11:43

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This is okay.


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Not one of their best, certainly

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Methinks this is much better


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Never really got the Moodies, always appeared to me to be lightweight prog for those who only wanted to dabble. When they rock out as they occasionally did they sound really great but there's just too much of that wishy-washy meaningful spoken mystical words, and forlorn musings stuff for my liking. All very pleasant, dreamy, easy listening with little or no bite but I guess for a lot of people that's all they want and that's just fine.

Think I like 'In Search of the Lost Chord' best.


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Postby Carlsson » 17 May 2020, 12:21

robertff wrote:there's just too much of that wishy-washy meaningful spoken mystical words

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One short track per album...?

For what it's worth On the Threshold of a Dream is my favourite









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Not their best but more than adequate







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Postby robertff » 17 May 2020, 15:53

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Re: REAP CORNER

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 May 2020, 02:30

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Gentle Giant - Free Hand

Another fine GG album! Their seventh LP and all of them are good. It's difficult to say which one is the best as all of them exhibit a fine degree of quality control. There may be a song, sometimes two, in which one feels they could have done better - and as always the medieval vocal stylings can use some getting used to, but on the whole they share more commonalities than differences. I'd say one's choice of fave Giant album depends on the one you've spent the most time with. Hearing all of this within the last week or so is a tad overwhelming as I'll read a song title and can't remember which album it's on.

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Postby robertff » 18 May 2020, 10:09

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Shame it took PM's untimely death to remind me to play these.


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Postby Carlsson » 18 May 2020, 11:06

robertff wrote:NP

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Next up:

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Shame it took PM's untimely death to remind me to play these.


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There will be an In Memoriam Prog Synch Listen very very very soon








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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 18 May 2020, 19:30

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This is such an underrated Stones' album, it's up there with their finest I think.


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Carlsson » 18 May 2020, 20:37

Matt Wilson wrote:Image
Gentle Giant - Free Hand

Another fine GG album! Their seventh LP and all of them are good. It's difficult to say which one is the best as all of them exhibit a fine degree of quality control. There may be a song, sometimes two, in which one feels they could have done better - and as always the medieval vocal stylings can use some getting used to, but on the whole they share more commonalities than differences. I'd say one's choice of fave Giant album depends on the one you've spent the most time with. Hearing all of this within the last week or so is a tad overwhelming as I'll read a song title and can't remember which album it's on.


A fine album indeed.

Then first two tracks Just the Same and On Reflection were live favourites right up to the end

I love this album






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Postby Matt Wilson » 19 May 2020, 00:15

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Gentle Giant - Interview

Opinion seems to differ as to whether this is the beginning of the end or the last good 'un. The sound isn't terribly different from Free Hand so I don't know where the detractors are coming from. And while there may be no truly great songs here, there aren't any duds either. I'd say cut-for-cut, it's on par with most of the previous albums. Progressive rock was no longer in its heyday in 1976, and for Giant to come up with yet another good LP (their eighth) in a year where there were no records by Yes, ELP, Crimson, etc. was no small feat.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 19 May 2020, 09:14

Matt Wilson wrote:Image
Gentle Giant - Interview

Opinion seems to differ as to whether this is the beginning of the end or the last good 'un. The sound isn't terribly different from Free Hand so I don't know where the detractors are coming from. And while there may be no truly great songs here, there aren't any duds either. I'd say cut-for-cut, it's on par with most of the previous albums. Progressive rock was no longer in its heyday in 1976, and for Giant to come up with yet another good LP (their eighth) in a year where there were no records by Yes, ELP, Crimson, etc. was no small feat.


I love it as much as the albums before it.
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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Carlsson » 19 May 2020, 12:03

robertff wrote:Image


This is such an underrated Stones' album, it's up there with their finest I think.


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Agreed Rob. I like it very much









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