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King Crimson at the Chicago Theatre, June 28th

Game time cajoling found me committing to see King Crimson at the Chicago Theatre last night. I had previously seen this lineup when they played a three night stand at The Vic Theatre in 2014. (Had it really been that long ago?) The Chicago Theatre is quite a venue, but the math is easy - it holds three times as many people as The Vic. Prerequisite meetups behind me, the band took to the stage prompt as ever.

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Schmetterlinge > Novalis

Artist: Novalis
Label: Vertigo/Capitol
Catalog#: none
Format: 15xCD
Country: Germany
Released: 2017-03-31

Grobschnitt's Solar Movie unboxing

Just received Grobschnitt's Solar Movie box set from Amazon.de. It includes two versions of their classic live tune, including the video from 1978 WDR, and a new "conceptual" film for a live version from Berlin 1978. Highly recommended!

New solo album from Caravan's Pye Hastings, From The Half House

Due imminently from Caravan's Pye Hastings is a new solo album, via Pledgemusic.

"I have been the main songwriter, leader and founder member of Caravan since 1968. Until now all of my songwriting has been concentrated on providing material for Caravan. After many years of a solo album being suggested, the timing is now right for me to develop my new songs into making this album. These have been written and are being recorded in my studio in the highlands of Scotland.

Hansford Rowe on Innerviews

Incredible interview with Hansford Rowe on Innerviews, talking Gong, Pierre Moerlen, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Oldfield and the hotly anticipated new Gong Expresso album! Thanks to Anil Prasad.

Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains

From NPR, Bob Boilen talks with Giles Martin about the new 50th anniversary mix of The Beatles' Sgt Peppers album. A great podcast, and some very revealing a-b-c comparisons between the original mono mix, original stereo mix and the new stereo mix. Nowhere mentioned however is the 5.1 mix, which I personally am eagerly awaiting!

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Inside Gentle Giant > Gentle Giant

Artist: Gentle Giant
Label: Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
Catalog#: SPRO-6
Format: Vinyl
Country: Canada
Released: 1977

Into The Woods > Hawkwind

Artist: Hawkwind
Label: Cherry Red
Catalog#: CDBRED700
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 2017-05-05

Clive Brooks, RIP

From Nick Mason, of Pink Floyd: "With a heavy heart our Pink Floyd family say farewell to dear Clive Brooks, drummer for Egg and later drum technician extraordinaire, who sadly passed away." Clive was also the drummer of Uriel, a member of Steve Hillage's touring band, and a member of The Groundhogs during their Hogwash-Solid era. RIP, my condolences to your loved ones.

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I Advanced Masked

Love this one, from Robert Fripp and Andy Summers 1982 album. Wonder which director called for the scantily clad Asian girls?!