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After a long hiatus, Kansas had an absolutely stellar comeback in 2000 with Somewhere to Elsewhere. That album rivals the best from their classic era. Sadly, as an album, it was a one off as while the band remained active thereafter, it was just as as touring band rehashing old setlists.
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^ yep that may be my favourite Kansas album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2019 at 00:58
Gnidrolog also had a comback
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2019 at 17:24
hmmmm....did we all forget about Queen?  

They tried a re-boot with Paul Rodgers, and then again (recently) with Adam Lambert!  

Talk about a band that won't go away!  I was a huge fan of their first 3 LPs, and then, meh...
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Bubblemath had a good debut in 2001 then nothing until '17 with the excellent Edit Peptide & great ProgDay performance.

Far Corner had two good albums in 2004 & 2007 then a long gap to the superb Risk in '18.

Comus had a superb debut in First Utterance in '71 then a not so special follow up in '74 then nothing until '12!! With a really quite good appropriately named Out Of The Coma.

Dirk Mont Campbell of Egg, Gilgamesh & National Health released his debut solo album in '96, the follow up wasn't until '09.

Anglagard released two great album in 92 & 94 then nothing until the great Viljans Oga in '12

Happy Family release two albums in '95 & '97 then the quite excellent return with Minimal Gods in '14 with a great RIO performance


Regarding Comus, while I like Out of the Coma, I actually prefer To Keep From Crying (I seem to be a bit of an oddball for one who, at least mostly, really enjoys that album, especially when taken as part of the Song to Comus: The Complete Collection Compilation album).  Perhaps had I got that album not as part of the compilation, I might never have gown to enjoy it as much.

As for Out of the Coma: Had "The Malgaard Suite" been remade (and perhaps kept the original as a bonus track), I think it could have been a much better album.  I do like "The Return" considerably even though I would rather another woodwind to the sax.  I find the rest hokey and too over-the-top often, and the album rather too "Comus-by-numbers".  I feel like it's aimed too much at just pleasing/ paying lip service to the First Utterance fans rather than a really inspired, creative album that shows growth.   It rather comes across as a tribute act of itself to me. 

Sticking with folk, but an artist rather than a band, but I liked Vashti Bunyan's return with 2005's Lookaftering, which I find a very enjoyable album.  Her last album before that was 1970's "Just Another Diamond Day(so 35 years).  Lidna Perhacs, who released the one album, which I think excellent in 1970 as well, Parallelograms, had  a comeback in 2014 called The Soul of All Natural Things (44 years in between albums).  I haven't listened to all of that, but what I heard I didn't enjoy (it's not acid folk, but instead it's contemporary dream pop folk).  I guess I would have enjoyed it more had she catered to fans of her "Parallelograms" music.

EDIT: I may have missed it, but did no one mention BubuAnabelas was released in 1978, and Bubu only came back in 2018 with El Eco del Sol.


Edited by Logan - May 24 2019 at 19:05
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 01:27
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

hmmmm....did we all forget about Queen?  

They tried a re-boot with Paul Rodgers, and then again (recently) with Adam Lambert!  

Talk about a band that won't go away!  I was a huge fan of their first 3 LPs, and then, meh...
 

I'm not really sure either of those incarnations were taken too seriously. I mean Queen without Freddie just isn't. That's not too understate the talent of the other guys (and they are seriously talented) but I can't think of any other 'genuine band' where one member was so hugely important. BTW my favourite Queen album is probably Innuendo.
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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Comus had a superb debut in First Utterance in '71 then a not so special follow up in '74 then nothing until '12!! With a really quite good appropriately named Out Of The Coma.


Regarding Comus, while I like Out of the Coma, I actually prefer To Keep From Crying (I seem to be a bit of an oddball for one who, at least mostly, really enjoys that album, especially when taken as part of the Song to Comus: The Complete Collection Compilation album).  Perhaps had I got that album not as part of the compilation, I might never have gown to enjoy it as much.

As for Out of the Coma: Had "The Malgaard Suite" been remade (and perhaps kept the original as a bonus track), I think it could have been a much better album.  I do like "The Return" considerably even though I would rather another woodwind to the sax.  I find the rest hokey and too over-the-top often, and the album rather too "Comus-by-numbers".  I feel like it's aimed too much at just pleasing/ paying lip service to the First Utterance fans rather than a really inspired, creative album that shows growth.   It rather comes across as a tribute act of itself to me. 



All valid points on Out Of The Coma but I must admit being baffled by preferring To Keep From Crying over First Utterance, all credibility lost Wink


Edited by Nogbad_The_Bad - May 27 2019 at 06:12
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 09:38
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Comus had a superb debut in First Utterance in '71 then a not so special follow up in '74 then nothing until '12!! With a really quite good appropriately named Out Of The Coma.



Regarding Comus, while I like Out of the Coma, I actually prefer To Keep From Crying (I seem to be a bit of an oddball for one who, at least mostly, really enjoys that album, especially when taken as part of the Song to Comus: The Complete Collection Compilation album).  Perhaps had I got that album not as part of the compilation, I might never have gown to enjoy it as much.

As for Out of the Coma: Had "The Malgaard Suite" been remade (and perhaps kept the original as a bonus track), I think it could have been a much better album.  I do like "The Return" considerably even though I would rather another woodwind to the sax.  I find the rest hokey and too over-the-top often, and the album rather too "Comus-by-numbers".  I feel like it's aimed too much at just pleasing/ paying lip service to the First Utterance fans rather than a really inspired, creative album that shows growth.   It rather comes across as a tribute act of itself to me. 





All valid points on Out Of The Coma but I must admit being baffled by preferring To Keep From Crying over First Utterance, all credibility lost Wink



Darn, I just lost a long reply, so will pare this down as I'm off out shortly.

If I did indeed say or imply that, then I have at least lost all credibility as a somewhat coherent writer (that is if I had any before). I meant to write that I prefer To Keep From Crying to Out of the Coma, not that I prefer it to First Utterance. First Utterance has been, and remains to be, one of my very favourite albums. I consider FU to be a masterpiece.

That said, I truly love the songs "Children of the Universe" and "To Keep From Crying" off of the To Keep From Crying album, but I wouldn't put those songs over First Utterance music, nor would I put those over various "bonus" tracks on the compilation album I own (Song to Comus: The Complete Collection) which contains To Keep From Crying -- I'm thinking of "Winter is a Coloured Bird", "All the Colours of Darkness" and "In the Lost Queen's Eyes".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 10:53
Probably just me misreading your post and jumping to an unbelievable conclusion for shock value, I apologize unreservedly.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote King of Loss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 11:47
On another note, it's time for me to put on First Utterance! Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2019 at 12:11
^ It's a pagan-themed experience, which some find off putting. I mention because I have noted that you like Neal Morse, and I'm confident that Neal Morse would hate it. I don't know enough about you to know what you would think. Mikael Akerfeldt loves it.

^^ No worries, I could have spelled things out more clearly. I wrote a few posts that day that were rather more incomprehensible than usual (and that's saying something), but then having gone on a little trip, I lacked the chance to edit any trip-ups and better express my thoughts.

Anyway, while To Keep From Crying is not that special, I really do enjoy it a lot on its own merits, and would recommend it certain people who find First Utterance disturbing, appalling, and/or the product of a Beelzebubian bottom. I also like Magma's Merci more than most, although like with To Keep From Crying, it's two tracks in particular that elevate it for me. I do enjoy Out of the Coma, and think it could have been great, but that would have required a greater budget in making the album (I still think it's a good comeback and I am glad that they made it, and I came across as a little harsher than I intended towards it).

For another album not yet mentioned in this thread that I can see, which I find rather surprising, Gryphon's ReInvention is quite a fine album. Off topic, but one of my most anticipated never released albums: Henry Cow with The Simpsons' "Don't Have a Cow, Henry".
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Transatlantic could be included here. Disbanded after Neal Morse left, they came back with the excellent Whirlwind  (followed by the slightly disappointing Kaleidoscope) several years later.
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Gryphons return is indeed quite good if a little too twee in places.
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I see no-one has mentioned RPI band Celeste's very recent comeback album? It's pretty good.
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Most Italian one shot bands from the seventies(or at least the most famous ones).
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oh I found another one!  Canadian band FM put out some poor albums in the 1980s and pretty much disappeared as a recording band until the almost excellent "Transformation" a few years ago
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For me, it's Magma, Soft Machine, Brand X, and the Dregs - not just that they got back together but that I (and many others) got to see them live. Magma and Soft Machine are bands that I totally obsessed over - I honestly didn't even dare dream that I would be able to see them perform in person (Gong is another one).

Actually, I did see an amazing one - Deep Purple in 1985 in Tokyo - Destiny Brought Them Together Again and I got to see and hear it!
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Not prog but my most anticipated comeback album after 37 years in hibernation (obviously without the late, great Stuart Adamson) was from punk/post-punk band Skids with Burning Cities in 2018. I wasn't disappointed.
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It Bites: nothing from 1989 to 2008, and then the magnificent Tall ShipsCool

Shame they have now split up for good it seems....



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