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    Posted: February 17 2017 at 12:30
Thank you kind sir. 50 year-old that album is now. Outrageous!

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DoFP by Tapfret. Nice and Nostalgic! Thumbs Up

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Thanks mate, it's a great album!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Replayer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2017 at 11:02
SteveG, I just read your review of Strawbs' From the Witchwood and I loved it. I've had it on my music wish list for a couple of years at this point and I've finally decided to get it after reading your glowing review. Cheers!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2017 at 10:50
In Spite Of Harry's Toenail by siLLy PuPPy is the best review that I've read in a long, long time. Awesome! Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2017 at 09:14
There's a few points of Nue!mann's review of the F E A R album by Marillion that I disagree with, but it's a wonderful thought provoking critique and very well written. Good show, old boy! Thumbs Up

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 12:59
Your welcome. 

First off, "supposed to have a Native American theme" is not the same as actually having a Native American theme.  It sounded Celtic to me. I felt no inclination to take Oldfield to task for that. He made an effort but failed, IMO. The reprised Hiawatha theme, albeit slowed down, is still just that. It was not a new musical theme different form anything that proceeded it on the album. Variations on a theme can be repetitious, IMO, and I hold to my conclusions that this one resulted in the album being long winded, along with the overlong xylophone section that kicks off part 4 (side 4).

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On behalf of the non colabs, thank you!

For my part, I liked the Incantations review you wrote a couple of days ago and thought it a fair assessment of Oldfield's fourth opus.

Two minor points of disagreement: firstly, I think the music is supposed to have a Native American rather than Celtic feel; secondly, the vocals in Part 4 are not a reprise of Part 2's Song of Hiawatha, but rather a reowrking of Ben Jonson's Ode to Cynthia to the same melody (I had to read that online, I failed to notice the words were different, as well Wink).

Oh, and your Ommadawn review. It captures my sentiments exactly, down to loving the Uillean pipe section and feeling let down by On Horseback.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2017 at 10:48
I really enjoyed the recent reviews of Return To Ommadawn by the 3 colabs and the 4 non colabs, so far. Great stuff!  Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2017 at 17:41
I posted this in a PM to Warthur but wanted to share it

I'm getting quite used to excellent concise and insightful reviews from you but this review of Amenophis is yet a level beyond that.  It's one of my favorites and you have really captured it and added to my understanding as well. 

It's in reference to Warthur's review of the Amenophis s/t album 


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Nice Yugen review there, Puppster man!!  Clap
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I'd just like to acknowledge uduwudu's very well explained and reasoned review of Chris Squire's solo album. Even if I don't necessarily agree with it, I always appreciate it when people take the time to properly articulate why they don't like something. Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2016 at 23:31
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

^I'll second that notion Nick. Great reviewers and great folks altogetherClap
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Well David. As usual it's great to freakin' hear from you.
Pretty neat that we have the same feelings on Marillion. I also think that YOU belong with the Bird and da Laz for prog reviews that 'don't suck! '
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Feeling that more and more these days, David!

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Awesome front page at the moment, a cool assortment of varied reviews from Stefro, Progrussia, Thomas and Drew (nice selection of modern Italian releases from you two gentlemen as well!)
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

That damn review nearly killed me.

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Too kind, gentlemen, but thank you, and kudos to Laz on his here too.

That damn review nearly killed me, was glad to get it over and done with! Problem was I worked on it on and off over almost a fortnight, tinkering here and there when I should have just got it finished in the one go. By the time I wrapped it up and posted it I had well and truly lost momentum with it and just wanted it over.

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Why, thank you, chaps


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^I'll second that notion Nick. Great reviewers and great folks altogetherClap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 02 2016 at 09:40
I read a couple of great reviews from 2 great PA stalwarts Michael (Aussie-Byrd) and Steve (Lazland) for Marillion's F.E.A.R album.
Been trying to get inspired to anti up and grab more Hogarth era Marillion material, however I feel after the Marbles, Strange Engine, brave and Seasons end I can do no more....but what a great couple of reads from both you gents!!!

Michael and Steve. Your passion and way with words is of an extreme beauty and I thank you both for reminding me that I'm not alone for just how important great sounds are in ones life.    
Maybe down the road sometime in the future I might buy the last 2 Marillion releases (16th and 17th respectively) but I'm too much of a FISH fan, so it's up in the air.
Moods and people do change.

Thanks again Chaps!!! ....standing O !!
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^^ I say the same about today, I'm quite curious to hear the Banco and Oöphoi albums Thumbs Up

I also wonder if Jaime wrote The Wall's review today on purpose Tongue
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