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Ayreon - Transitus, it has has taken a few listens to get into this, the narrator at the beginning of some songs was a bit odd for me, but now I think it ties the story all together, a great album.

 

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Steven Wilson ~ The Raven That Refused To Sing  

So spent a long time today with some classic prog and rock.   A bottle of Shiraz, some chips, chocolates and no work!!!!    

Hi Proggers,   Just purchased the following LPs, 2 from Marillion and one from Ayreon, now for the wait for them to arrive, hopefully before Christmas.      

1st listen, it is so, so Fish. Love it.

 

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Hi Proggers,

 

Earlier today, Marillion, Marbles In The Park.

 

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Hi Proggers,

 

Porcupine Tree, On The Sunday Of Life, special pressing for HMV stores of 1000 on coloured vinyl.

 

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Currently listening to the United Progressive Fraternity, the other spin-off from the ashes of Unitopia, the other being Southern Empire. I seem to be about five or six years behind the times, at least, when it comes to these post-Unitopia outfits. Both are excellent.

I don't know what the two main men are up to these days, but I hope that they are still making music because they are both worth listening to.

your orders Southern Empire

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1 hour ago, JukKluk2 said:

Currently listening to the United Progressive Fraternity, the other spin-off from the ashes of Unitopia, the other being Southern Empire. I seem to be about five or six years behind the times, at least, when it comes to these post-Unitopia outfits. Both are excellent.

I don't know what the two main men are up to these days, but I hope that they are still making music because they are both worth listening to.

your orders Southern Empire

 

What Jack said!

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Hevy Devy is back with a ripper of a live album, great mix of his songs and the SQ is amazing, two songs in I had to order the album, got the vinyl and CD pack, not cheap but it is worth it, now do I need the DVD?

Highly recommended 

 

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Hi Proggers,

 

Last spin for today, The Similitude of a Dream, The Neal Morse Band.

 

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On 10/10/2020 at 11:44 AM, Batty said:

1st listen, it is so, so Fish. Love it.

 

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I had a good search but can't find anywhere to buy and download flac version of this CD.  I have sent a request off to the Fish website asking.

 

Anyone got any ideas.

 

Regards Cazzesman

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7 hours ago, Batty said:

buy the CD and rip it yourself?

 

😀😀😀

 

@Batty To smart for me batty.    Where is it available in Australia?   I can't find it anywhere.  

 

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Failure to search is failure to find.

 

Doh!    

 

Found it at HD Tracks.   Downloading it now.

 

44/16  

 

https://www.hdtracks.com/#/artist/Fish

 

Now wouldn't you think a grumpy old bloke like Fish would make sure the buying public knew, via his website, they could get it from HDTracks.  Go figure.

 

Here are the choices you get on his website.    Just makes no sense to me how some muso's just don't know how to sell their product.

 

https://7hz.lnk.to/WeltschmerzAlbum

 

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1 hour ago, Batty said:

I ordered directly from Fish.


How much in Aust $ to get it to your letter box?

 

HDTracks was $26 to flac 44/16 download.

 

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1 hour ago, Janjuc said:

Hi @cazzesman

 

I looked on the website and it is just under 29 pounds for the double CD, delivered.

 

JJ

 

 

Thanks,

 

I rest my case.    
 

How many sales are lost because punters don’t want to pay $55 Aust and wait 8 weeks.    With flac download you can pay $26 and you will be listening in 15 mins.     
 

Regards Cazzesman

 

 

 

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Hi,

15 minutes ago, cazzesman said:

Thanks,

 

I rest my case.    
 

How many sales are lost because punters don’t want to pay $55 Aust and wait 8 weeks.    With flac download you can pay $26 and you will be listening in 15 mins.     
 

Regards Cazzesman

 

I am still waiting for a few LPs I purchased in early April, which the sellers in the EU countries are not posting to Australia ????

 

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19 hours ago, cazzesman said:

Failure to search is failure to find.

 

Doh!    

 

Found it at HD Tracks.   Downloading it now.

 

44/16  

 

https://www.hdtracks.com/#/artist/Fish

 

Now wouldn't you think a grumpy old bloke like Fish would make sure the buying public knew, via his website, they could get it from HDTracks.  Go figure.

 

Here are the choices you get on his website.    Just makes no sense to me how some muso's just don't know how to sell their product.

 

https://7hz.lnk.to/WeltschmerzAlbum

 

Regards Cazzesman

Sounding a bit grumpy yourself there mate.😃

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I bought the vinyl and deluxe versions.

I'll probably copy the CDs over to my NAS in wav format, 4Tb is enough space not to compress.

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2 hours ago, needlerunner said:

Sounding a bit grumpy yourself there mate.😃

 

Grumpy and/or Frustrated because some of my favorite artists simply aren't promoting themselves correctly, to get the finances they deserve.

 

Makes no sense to me.    Not the first time and I doubt it will be the last.

 

Regards Cazzesman

 

 

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This is a great prog album.

 Mick Moss from Antimatter.

If you like Anathema, Opeth and Katatonia; you will love this album.

Sleeping Pulse - Under The Same Sky.

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Hi Proggers,

 

After several months wait, it finally arrived,

 

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Noting the death of British rock icon KEN HENSLEY at the age of 75.

Ken was the multi-instrumentalist, song writing core of URIAH HEEP, as well as solo artist, and leader of the KEN HENSLEY BAND.

Equally adept on guitar and keyboards, his Wurlitzer drenched solos are a signature sound of classic seventies progressive rock.

I was blessed to see URIAH HEEP in their brilliant pomp on the tour that produced the classic ‘LIVE: 1973’. Festival Hall was packed, and David Byron noted , after storming through the opening numbers, 

“ This is really good, if you don’t like us tonight, you’re never going to!”

Billy

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Hi All,

 

Fish, Weltschmerz a very good album, the vocals are excellent for his age, he doesn't sound any lesser than 30 years ago.

 

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Hi All,

 

Arjen Lucassen's Guilt Machine, On This Perfect Day

 

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JJ

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11 hours ago, awayward said:

Fates Waning’s new album Long Day Good Night

 

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NOT SURE IF I'LL GET THIS ONE AS IT DOESN'T SEEM TO RATE AS WELL AS THEIR EARLIER ALBUMS ON RYM.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FIRST THOUGHTS?

 

 

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8 hours ago, progladyte said:

 

NOT SURE IF I'LL GET THIS ONE AS IT DOESN'T SEEM TO RATE AS WELL AS THEIR EARLIER ALBUMS ON RYM.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FIRST THOUGHTS?

 

 

Like you I read the reviews, most are negative. My first listen was while I read reviews, not a good way to listen, after half the album I got bored and stopped listening. I then read some band member quotes about the album, Ray Alder said they wanted an album with variety, which is different for FW and there is no general theme either. Yesterday I decided to have another listen, I started with the attitude of just listening and forgetting other people’s opinions. I did enjoy it, I liked the variety and the musicianship is top notch, I think it will be a creeper and get more enjoyable with more spins, it is long though at 74 minutes, 50 to 60 would have been enough. I’ve bought the vinyl and t-shirt bundle, and will give it another spin today.

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