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Title: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2005-11-11, 19:38:28
I started this topic on the Toto messageboard as well and it's quite popular.

Tell us what your latest cd or DVD purchase is. You can also add if you would recommend it to us, or that it is better to save the money in your pocket  ;).

My latest cd purchase is Stream of Passion - 'Embrace the Storm' and like I mentioned on the 'other bands' forum, I like it very much.

My latest DVD purchase is Electric Light Orchestra - 'Out of the Blue tour' (1978). Though the sound is not what we are used to nowadays, it's still a great DVD. 'Out of the blue' is my favorite ELO album and it's great to see the live performance of those beautiful tracks.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2005-11-11, 20:59:45
My latest CD+DVD purchase was the 2 different versions of Stream of Passion :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Fri, 2005-11-11, 21:01:34
My latest CD+DVD purchase was the 2 different versions of Stream of Passion :D
Now that's a hardcore Arjen fan :D

My last was the new Neal Morse album "?".
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2005-11-11, 21:44:08
My latest purchase was 3 albums of Frank Klepacki: 'Morphscape', 'Rocktronic' and his latest 'Virtual Control'.
They rock your socks of.
(That's why I don't want to wear socks when I'm listening to rock. (That's why I want to wear my red-black bathroom mules* to Kino))

* Can someone confirm that this is the right translation of the things you wear on your feet when going to a swimming pool or beach or something?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2005-11-11, 22:35:36
My latest purchase was 3 albums of Frank Klepacki: 'Morphscape', 'Rocktronic' and his latest 'Virtual Control'.
They rock your socks of.
(That's why I don't want to wear socks when I'm listening to rock. (That's why I want to wear my red-black bathroom mules* to Kino))

* Can someone confirm that this is the right translation of the things you wear on your feet when going to a swimming pool or beach or something?

"flip-flops", I'd say....
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2005-11-12, 13:53:07
My latest are Neal Morse - ?, Riverside - Second Life Syndrome and RPWL - Start The Fire: Live

Comming up: Roine Stolt - Wall Street VooDoo and Dream Theater - When Day & Dream Re-unite, from DT's official bootlegs site "ytsejam records".

MAD.  8)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: marcello on Sat, 2005-11-12, 17:24:45
My latest CD purchase was The Cry - Arena

My latest DVD purchase was "The League of Gentlemen" complete box set
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Mon, 2005-11-14, 20:34:13
My latezt CD purchase is Nolan and Wakeman "Jabberwockey".
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2005-11-14, 21:01:16
Today I bougth Marillion - Best of 2 worlds and U2 - Best of 1980 - 1990
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Mon, 2005-11-14, 22:41:46
3 recent CD purchases:

Pink Floyd - Wish You were Here (back stocking!)
Fish - Bouillabaisse
Arena - Contagion (haven't had time to listen to it yet though) :(

Helenxxx
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2005-11-14, 22:55:57
Arena - Contagion (haven't had time to listen to it yet though) :(
But have you heard it before?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: rocker666 on Wed, 2005-11-16, 11:15:12


Fish - Bouillabaisse


Helenxxx

Having heard none of Fish's solo work - would you recommend this as a good starting point, what's his work like?

Si
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: JJ II on Wed, 2005-11-16, 12:48:21
Quote
Having heard none of Fish's solo work - would you recommend this as a good starting point, what's his work like?

Shame on you! Personally I'd advise you to buy "Vigil in the Wilderness of Mirrors" and "Sunsets on Empire". Two real good studio-albums.

But you can always start with the best-off ofcourse.

My latest purchases: Stream of Passion - Embrace the Storm (CD/DVD) and IQ - Live in London (DVD)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Wed, 2005-11-16, 14:46:31
To answer both my questions:

Applemoes - No I hven't heard Contagion before and I still haven't had time to listen to it (busy in Aylesbury at a Marillion concert)

Rocker666 - Re Bouilllebasse - I still need to listen to it more, but I would say there are some really good tracks on it. Especially on the 2nd disc, which has the rockier tracks.

Sorry to disapoint you JJ II, but I suspect this will be the only solo Fish CD I buy. I saw him at the Mean Fiddler in London last Saturday and I have to say it was an excellent gig.

Helenxxx
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Wed, 2005-11-16, 21:50:50
I recently bought Arena's Live and Life cd.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Fri, 2005-11-18, 02:38:34
I bought "Fear is the key" by Alistair MacLean...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Fri, 2005-11-18, 12:13:08
I bought myself some birthday persents yesterday :)

- Back to the Future 4 DVD set
- Batman begins

- Racoon - Here we go stereo
- AC/DC - Blow up your video
- AC/DC - If you want blood
- Aerosmith - Greatest Hits 1978-1988
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Fri, 2005-11-18, 18:00:15
I recently bought Nolan and Wakeman's "Hound of the Baskervilles"
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Fri, 2005-11-18, 19:55:54
I recently bought Nolan and Wakeman's "Hound of the Baskervilles"

...and very good it is too! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Higgins III on Sat, 2005-11-19, 15:41:13
I recently purchased 'the day after tomorrow'. Its a good film. The graphics are really good but the story behind it does need some work...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2005-11-19, 19:35:24
I recently purchased 'the day after tomorrow'. Its a good film. The graphics are really good but the story behind it does need some work...

Not that any work can be done to it now... ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2005-11-23, 16:55:00
I was planning to complete my Arena collection, so today I bought Immortal?.

(And a Kino-Picture CD for Cyborg-Frask, my cousin, this is gonna cost you! LOL)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Spad on Wed, 2005-11-23, 18:24:36
Latest CDs purchase (all in once):

- Roger Waters "Amused To Death"
- John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess "An Evening With"
- Camel "Breathless"

Total amount: 25€ (not bad, isn't it?  :D ).

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2005-11-23, 18:57:24
Bought:

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock
AC/DC - Fly on the Wall

Rammstein - Rosenrot

(Yes, I am building up a AC/DC collection :) )
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2005-11-23, 19:05:19
Bought:

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock
AC/DC - Fly on the Wall

Rammstein - Rosenrot

(Yes, I am building up a AC/DC collection :) )

What exactly is AC/DC? What genre? Like which band etc etc.?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2005-11-23, 19:09:39
What exactly is AC/DC? What genre? Like which band etc etc.?
Are you serious ???

Never heard of AC/DC, the founding fathers of modern rock 'n roll? Never seen or heard Agnus?

You must know songs like 'thunderstruck' or 'let there be rock'.

Download Borrow those 2 songs and you will have an idea of their music.

(BTW, sometimes their lyrics can be considered a little... Naughty :o )
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2005-11-23, 19:16:24
(BTW, sometimes their lyrics can be considered a little... Naughty :o )

:o  No, serious?

Then I'll check them out!.
Maybe I'll check it out sometime.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Wed, 2005-11-23, 20:17:02
What exactly is AC/DC? What genre? Like which band etc etc.?

Erm, AC/DC is pretty much like.... erm AC/DC, yes, that's about it. Your youth excuses you :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2005-11-23, 20:51:43
Erm, AC/DC is pretty much like.... erm AC/DC, yes, that's about it. Your youth excuses you :P
But it is our job as 'Elders' to teach them... We flawed in PH case... AC/DC it to important for rock history. I feel the responability to make up for it... :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: rocker666 on Thu, 2005-11-24, 10:19:23
Birthdays = money!!! = CD shopping
Just ordered this lot off internet.......

Redemption - The Fullness of Time
Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating By the Stars
Frameshift - An Absence of Empathy
Pain of Salvation - Perfect Element Part 1
Dead Soul Tribe - The January Tree
Porcupine Tree - Up The Downstair

Now waiting impatiently for postman!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2005-11-25, 19:59:09
Yesterday I received the album 'SantaMental', made by Steve Lukather & Friends. It is indeed a Christmas album with a lot of guitar solos.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2005-11-26, 14:04:24
I finally bought my "The Video Show" from 'Genesis'!! Whoohoo!!

Too bad I can't see it right now, 'cause my grandparents are here at the moment.
Tonight tonight tonight, I'm gonna make this right. Tonight I'll see this DVD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Mon, 2005-11-28, 19:47:51
I recently bought Shadowland's Mad as a Hatter.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Xanxtuary on Sun, 2005-12-04, 00:13:31
Mad as a Hatter ... brilliant album.  Grinjoy!  8)

Our recent purchases in the Proglair on CD:

? by Neal Morse (yes the title is a question mark)
The Dreams of Men by Pallas
Aerial by Kate Bush
As is Now by Paul Weller (Xanxa personal grindulgence)
Confessions of a Dancefloor by Madonna (another Xanxa grindulgence)

(I say this because the other three are listened to by both of us)

DVD purchases:

Stargate SG1 Season 7 (Xmas gift Hoggie to Xanxa)  :-*
Voyager Season 6 (ditto)  :-*
Andromeda D.1 and D.3 (to fill gaps in my collection)
Critical Energy - brilliant live Threshold
R30 - Rush 30th Anniversary tour

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2005-12-04, 00:15:46
Bought 3 cd's from AC/DC today and ordered Ecliptica from Sonata Arctica.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Xanxtuary on Sun, 2005-12-04, 00:18:01
Bought 3 cd's from AC/DC today and ordered Ecliptica from Sonata Arctica.

AC/DC ... Love them, brilliant choice.  Me and my brother are great fans.  He has most of their albums and has seen them live loads of times.  One time I went with him and his mates ... awesome grintertainment, Angus's energy in a live performance is amazing!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2005-12-04, 00:21:16
AC/DC ... Love them, brilliant choice.  Me and my brother are great fans.  He has most of their albums and has seen them live loads of times.  One time I went with him and his mates ... awesome grintertainment, Angus's energy in a live performance is amazing!
They are releasing remastered albums, so now is a good time to collect their albums I thought :)

Their music is relaxed, rocking, bluesy, naughty :o and just 'plain old' cool!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2005-12-05, 11:20:59
Are you serious ???

I was just about to write the same, but I realized there was another page to this thread... Wow. I never thought I'd see that. How ever can you manage to escape AC/DC? I've tried for the duration of my life, but with no success!! ;D ;D ;D

My latest DVD purchase is MAGNUM - Livin' the dream.
-A high value package, from what I can gather. I haven't seen it yet, but I've read the back of it, and it looks thrilling. I'm just waiting for the right moment to sit down and lose myself to the dream... :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2005-12-05, 11:48:37
My latest DVD purchase is MAGNUM P I - Livin' the dream.
Wow, I never saw that episode, what's it like? :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2005-12-05, 17:46:37
Ah, you've graduated into an honorary fuckwit, Eplemos!! Remember, it's a very high-ranking title in my circles!! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2005-12-05, 17:56:36
Ah, you've graduated into an honorary fuckwit, Eplemos!! Remember, it's a very high-ranking title in my circles!! ;)
I'm honoured :)


I think... :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2005-12-05, 18:03:01
Ah, you've graduated into an honorary fuckwith, Eplemos!!
Oh, and err... Wouldn't your wife mind?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: NijntjeRocks on Mon, 2005-12-05, 18:06:47
Oh, and err... Wouldn't your wife mind?
yuck! And you feel honored?? ???
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Mon, 2005-12-05, 18:59:06
I purchaesd Window of Life by Pendragon.  I hope to get some more Cds from their cataloge in the near future.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2005-12-05, 20:11:10
yuck! And you feel honored?? ???
For graduating, not for the rest ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2005-12-06, 00:47:39
yuck! And you feel honored?? ???
You're wacko, dude! :D
For ejaculating, not for the rest ;)

Wow, you're worse than me... ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2005-12-06, 11:42:41
You're wacko, dude! :D
Wow, you're worse than me... ;D
Aargh, stop it! Al those innocent little Arena-fan ears... :-[

Last thing I bought were 3 more AC/DC albums 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: rocker666 on Tue, 2005-12-06, 12:29:21
Got Fates Warning - Live in Athens DVD on Saturday..........fantastic! Amazing sound quality, picture a little bit amateurish but hey, just close your eyes and listen, way better than Still Life in my opinion

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2005-12-06, 16:16:51
Got Fates Warning - Live in Athens DVD on Saturday..........fantastic! Amazing sound quality, picture a little bit amateurish but hey, just close your eyes and listen, way better than Still Life in my opinion


That way you'd better buy a studio-album.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: rocker666 on Tue, 2005-12-06, 17:12:36
No, the songs are different live, more energy, crowd interaction etc, if I had the choice I would have bought it as a live CD.....but they've only released a DVD so......I've ripped the audio to my iPod and will only watch the DVD occasionally

Threshold - Critical Energy has a similar problem, the sound is fantastic, live versions are great but the picture suffers from being filmed in a small club with light flare in camera, lack of space on stage etc
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2005-12-06, 17:24:38
Threshold - Critical Energy has a similar problem, the sound is fantastic, live versions are great but the picture suffers from being filmed in a small club with light flare in camera, lack of space on stage etc
Yet, that on is available on cd.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: rocker666 on Tue, 2005-12-06, 17:47:26
 I got the box set  ;D

Si
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2005-12-07, 07:46:38
I want to try out Threshold...

But where to start?
I heard an mp3 of their latest album (of their official site) and it sounded really good to me. Very Pepper's Ghost-like.

Threshold is ProgMetal, isn't it? The only ProgMetal I like so far is Ayreon and Dream Theater, maybe it's time to expand that genre for me. ;D

Is Threshold somewhat in the lines of the bands I mentioned? Or maybe a bit like Arena? (Pepper's Ghost sounded very ProgMetal to me.)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: rocker666 on Wed, 2005-12-07, 10:59:18
Yes, Threshold is Prog Metal (ish) - kind of Dream Theater but wore melody and less showing off

Personally I'd start with Hypothetical, or Critical Mass. If you can get the live Critical Energy set (DVD or double CD) that's a greatest hits live style thing which is superb

Si
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2005-12-07, 11:58:29
I would advice to start of with Clone, imo this album best represents the band's music. But I think you can listen to samples on their site.

You can also read the Threshold topic on this forum.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2005-12-07, 19:03:43
I haven't been into a CD store for months. :'(
I'll have money soon though! *sniff*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Thu, 2005-12-08, 22:12:24
Arena - Live and Life
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2005-12-08, 22:21:27
Arena - Live and Life
Listened to it yet?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Thu, 2005-12-08, 22:23:57
No, I have not had the opportunity to listen to it yet.  I hope to get to it this weekend! :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2005-12-08, 22:35:15
No, I have not had the opportunity to listen to it yet.  I hope to get to it this weekend! :)
To busy to listen to music? (3 to's, :o )
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2005-12-12, 20:25:40
Last saturday (KINO-gig) I bought the following albums:

- Arena: The Visitor (YES!!!)
- Kino: Cutting Room Floor

(And I bought a Kino T-Shirt.)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Tue, 2005-12-13, 22:43:11
Mindgames - International Daylight
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Wed, 2005-12-14, 02:57:19
Magnum - Livin' the dream

Oh joy, and almost had me in tears. Wonderful.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Wed, 2005-12-14, 21:25:23
Cutting floor room on the KINO GIG  ;D

just as i expected: really good  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Wed, 2005-12-14, 22:59:26
3 -  Wake Pig
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2005-12-15, 07:25:05
3 -  Wake Pig

Ah, PorkRock.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2005-12-15, 19:38:19
Ah, PorkRock.

I've seen some other posts about this 'Pork Rock' somewhere...
Let me see...

Errm...

No. Cant be bothered!

Nevermind.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2005-12-15, 21:51:11
Nevermind.
That's a good album ;D

I haven't bought an album for at least a whole week! My body begin to shake, my temperature is rising.... I need a fix! :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2005-12-17, 15:42:26
Nevermind is just boring to me now.

When I was at college that's all you'd ever hear about!  And then I would walk through the canteen and see a group of girls in the corner with an acoustic guitar singing "Lithium" from that album.

So these days I can't stand Nirvana's "Lithium", and I find the Nevermind album quite boring.

...And yes, I do have a copy.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Tue, 2006-01-03, 18:15:45
Yesterday I was in Germany (buying some alcoholic drink ;D) and I saw the DVD 'Steve Lukather & Los Lobotomys - Live in concert (Ohne Filter)'. I couldn't resist buying it and I didn't regret it. Great concert, though way too short (nearly one hour).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Tue, 2006-01-03, 21:30:18
Karnataka - Delicate Flame Of Desire
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Tue, 2006-01-03, 21:42:59
Bruce Cockburn - "Speechless"
Pat Metheny - "A Map of the World"
Ayreon - Electric Castle and Universal Migrator
Hall and Oates - "Abandoned Luncheonette" and  "The Very Best of"

music store going out of business, so I hit the sale pretty hard.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Thu, 2006-01-05, 16:08:39
Waiting on Steve Hackett's first two albums (remastered) and Pallas' relatively new "The Dreams of Men." These disks are only recently available over here in the U.S. as non-imports.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-01-05, 22:38:55
Just recieved a copy of Riverside's Out Of Myself. Great stuff. Just like Second Life Syndrome, this is a really good album.

MAD.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Oliver Twist on Fri, 2006-01-06, 00:37:42
Bought by me in Dec - Joe Jackson Night And Day/Body And Soul (iTunes double album)

Bought for me at Xmas - The Old Grey Whistle Test (4 DVD boxed set) and Cream (2 DVD) - Royal Albert Hall 2005. The 200th Member reckons they look like the world's oldest pub band - women! they just don't understand do they?

Currently playing OGWT Disc 3 Track 1 Lindisfarne - Meet Me on The Corner 1971 - I saw them at Harlow College around this time. Oh, the memories, the flares, the crushed velvet  ;) and now David Bowie - Oh You Pretty Things 1972

Aaahh. . .

Ian
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Smegal on Fri, 2006-01-13, 04:54:59
i've recently aquired 'Labrinth' 'a David Bowie film' on DVD

on a side subject Clive has told me there is no 'Hound of the Baskervilles' cd's left at his studio at the moment can anyone one advise me on where i can get one?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Sat, 2006-02-04, 10:16:01
I have just ordered Immortal and also Operation Mindcrime  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Wilford Jr. on Mon, 2006-02-06, 18:42:21
I have received the ROA DVD by Nick and Clive.  Very good!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-02-06, 19:40:07
I have received the ROA DVD by Nick and Clive.  Very good!

ROA?? Nick and Clive?? ???
I don't know about this.. what is it? :o :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Mon, 2006-02-06, 20:01:23
   
From Pendragon's official site...


Barrett/Nolan 'A Rush Of Adrenaline' DVD

A Rush Of Adrenaline - 2006
   

The Barrett/ Nolan acoustic live Dvd is now here and copies are available from the store.

It's an acoustic DVD filmed by a TV crew in Theatre Wyspianskiego in Katowice, Poland in June 2005. The show was as a support slot to Gordon Haskill, [great jazz guy!] so you'll understand why most of the audience look like something from a Tory Party conference!

The quality is great and for just a 2 piece band shows off some pretty nifty camera work and a wide spectrum of material. The whole thing is recorded for all regions, on NTSC [most UK PAL players will play this format no problem!] Also it's 5.1 sound mix, so hopefully it will fee like you are really there!

Nick and Clive had a lot of fun doing these shows and even joined in 'the apres gig disco' in Gydnia....



Now you know!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Tue, 2006-02-07, 21:06:26
I recently brought 'Who's Next' by The Who. :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Thu, 2006-02-09, 04:16:51
Pink Floyd "Atom Heart Mother"
Pink Floyd "Ummagumma"
Supertramp "Crime of the Century"
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Thu, 2006-02-09, 04:17:34
Congratulations, Matt! I see you've been promoted to Impersonator





Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-02-09, 08:35:58
Congratulations, Matt! I see you've been promoted to Impersonator

LOL!!! :D :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2006-02-10, 16:49:59
Toto - Falling in Between arrived today in my mailbox. Now I have the original one as well  ;), the Japanese version with a bonus track. It's a masterpiece, it may top my all-time favourite Toto album 'Kingdom of Desire'. Oh yes, it rules 8).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-02-10, 22:53:30
Today i bought the DVD of Spocks beard - The Making Of Snow.

MAD.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2006-02-11, 00:26:53
Today i bought the DVD of Spocks beard - The Making Of Snow.

MAD.


And? What's it like? (Snow is my list of best 10 albums EVER!!)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-02-11, 14:29:10
And? What's it like? (Snow is my list of best 10 albums EVER!!)

Today i don't have the time to watch it, tomorrow i'll tell you how it was.  :)

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sun, 2006-02-19, 11:32:36
Congratulations, Matt! I see you've been promoted to Impersonator

Sorry, I must have missed that...  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2006-02-19, 14:15:30
Last two cd's I got are Cosmas and Disciple from Damian Wilson
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sun, 2006-02-19, 17:01:50
If I count in the ones my lady buys, those were

Aaliyah - Ultimate Aaliyah
Camouflage - Rewind
and here comes my favourite:
Eminem - Curtain Call  :o

Has it really been that long since we last talked :P

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Mon, 2006-02-20, 16:28:33
Next DVD - Arena - Smoke & Mirrors, but then we'll all be getting that won't we?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2006-02-20, 17:14:42
Next DVD - Arena - Smoke & Mirrors, but then we'll all be getting that won't we?
That, and the Stream of Passion dvd *ola*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2006-02-20, 23:01:26
Metal Church by Metal Church - i am on a bit of a "reliving my past" trip at the moment.

Some Exodus , Anthrax and Death Angel to follow - i should know better at my age , 36, but there you go  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Tue, 2006-02-21, 18:28:32
Last two cd's I got are Cosmas and Disciple from Damian Wilson
What do you find? I prefer his metal performances like on Ayreon and Threshold albums, but his voice on these albums rules as always. When you are in the mood for something 'softer', these are perfect albums. I play them so now and then.

Today I got a message that my 'Caught in the Act' DVD is on it's way to me  8).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2006-02-21, 19:21:07
What do you find? I prefer his metal performances like on Ayreon and Threshold albums, but his voice on these albums rules as always. When you are in the mood for something 'softer', these are perfect albums. I play them so now and then.
I love them! I hardly ever have to be in the mood for specific kind of music so I've been listening to them quite a lot since I bought them at the SoP-gig. The music moves me emotional and that's something I only experienced before with Neal Morse's albums. The songs make me go from sad to very happy in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-02-21, 20:14:43
I love them! I hardly ever have to be in the mood for specific kind of music so I've been listening to them quite a lot since I bought them at the SoP-gig. The music moves me emotional and that's something I only experienced before with Neal Morse's albums. The songs make me go from sad to very happy in a few minutes.

I got very emotional by the song 'The Creation' on Neal Morse's 'One'. I got tears in my eyes.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2006-02-21, 20:39:01
To me, 'Somber Days', 'It's all I can do', 'Cradle to the Grave' and 'Outside looking In' did the trick. Well not crying, but deeply moved by the lyrics and melody.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Wed, 2006-02-22, 01:47:57
The cds I bought within the last four weeks are:

Damian Wilson - Cosmas
Damian Wilson - Disciple
ARENA - Contagious
ARENA - Contagium
ARENA - Immortal?
Threshold - Wounded Land
Threshold - Extinct Instinct

I don't have the last two yet.  >:(
All the Arena cds and one of the Threshold ones were 30% off. I usually don't buy so many cds in such a short time. I'm just a bit too much hooked on Damians voice at the moment and those Arena ones I bought because those were cheap and I wanted more after having the Contagion.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2006-02-22, 10:02:59
I hardly ever have to be in the mood for specific kind of music so I've been listening to them quite a lot since I bought them at the SoP-gig.
Good to read you love them. Was his last album 'Let's start a commune' not for sale there? When it was just released, it was only available by downloading it and he would try to make it available on cd's as well at the SOP-gigs. He said that on the Damian Wilson Forum.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Wed, 2006-02-22, 14:36:40
CD - Richard Ashcroft - Keys to the World

DVD - Arena - Caught in the Act - which I'm going to watch this afternoon  ;D

Helenxxx
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2006-02-22, 17:50:50
Good to read you love them. Was his last album 'Let's start a commune' not for sale there? When it was just released, it was only available by downloading it and he would try to make it available on cd's as well at the SOP-gigs. He said that on the Damian Wilson Forum.
Well, I asked for the 'Damian album' and she said 'Which of the two?', So I guess only his first two were available, or his third was sold out at previuos gigs.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2006-02-22, 19:31:24
DVD - Arena - Caught in the Act - which I'm going to watch this afternoon  ;D
This one was in my mailbox today. Until now I saw the Contagion tracks and it's awesome indeed  8). The sound level is low, but just tuning it up works  ;D. Tonight I'm going to watch the rest.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2006-02-22, 19:36:04
Well, I asked for the 'Damian album' and she said 'Which of the two?', So I guess only his first two were available, or his third was sold out at previuos gigs.
I see. Was curious about this. Want to have that album, but I don't like to download one from the internet, because I hate creditcards etc.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Wed, 2006-02-22, 23:46:26
Well, I asked for the 'Damian album' and she said 'Which of the two?', So I guess only his first two were available, or his third was sold out at previuos gigs.

His third album wasn't available in Rotherham and that was the third show of the tour. So I think this one wasn't available at all. I hope I can buy it soon. Downloading sucks because it simply is not the real thing - a real cd with booklet.  :-\

But since the shows I can't stop listening to his two earlier albums as well. I love his voice.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-02-22, 23:52:38
But since the shows I can't stop listening to his two earlier albums as well. I love his voice.

So you have all of his Threshold CD's, plus his Landmarq CD's, the Ayreon CD's and the Nolan And Wakeman CD's?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Wed, 2006-02-22, 23:57:29
So you have all of his Threshold CD's, plus his Landmarq CD's, the Ayreon CD's and the Nolan And Wakeman CD's?

No, not yet.
I own all the Ayreon and Star One cds, the two Threshold ones and Damian Wilsons cds Disciple and Cosmas.

Not to bad for a start especially since I only bought the last four cds mentioned within the last four weeks.  ;D 
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-02-22, 23:59:10
Good job!
Buy the Nolan And Wakeman CD's first thing tomorrow!
You won't regret.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Thu, 2006-02-23, 00:01:46
The cds I bought within the last four weeks are:

Damian Wilson - Cosmas
Damian Wilson - Disciple
ARENA - Contagious
ARENA - Contagium
ARENA - Immortal?
Threshold - Wounded Land
Threshold - Extinct Instinct

I don't have the last two yet.  >:(
All the Arena cds and one of the Threshold ones were 30% off. I usually don't buy so many cds in such a short time. I'm just a bit too much hooked on Damians voice at the moment and those Arena ones I bought because those were cheap and I wanted more after having the Contagion.  ;)

I forgot one cd I also bought within the last four weeks.

Revenge Of The Ayreonauts: A Tribute To Arjen Anthony Lucassen

To those who don't know... it's an album made buy Arjen's fans for other fans and, of course, for Arjen.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Thu, 2006-02-23, 00:04:47
Good job!
Buy the Nolan And Wakeman CD's first thing tomorrow!
You won't regret.

I don't know anything about them yet.. or wait do you mean Live In Rehearsal and Sampler both featuring Rick Wakeman? What's that one with Nolan about?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-02-23, 09:07:38
No, not Rick Wakeman... His son Oliver Wakeman.

These are the ones who contributed to the 'Jabberwocky' album:
Clive Nolan - Keyboards, backing vocals
Oliver Wakeman - Keyboards
Rick Wakeman - Narrator
Bob Catley - Vocals
Tracy Hitchings - Vocals
James Plumridge - Vocals
Paul Allison - Vocals
Peter Gee - Fretless bass
Ian Salmon - Guitar, bass
Peter Banks - Guitar
Jon Jeary - Acoustic guitar
Tony Fernandez - Drums

Choir:
Michelle Young, Michelle Gulrajani, Suzanne Chenery, Tracy Hitchings, Sian Roberts, John Jowitt, Dave Wagstaffe, Donald Morrison, Ian Gould, John Mitchell, and Clive Nolan

Hmm no Damian Wilson here...
The other album perhaps:

The Hound Of The Baskervilles:
Clive Nolan - Keyboards, backing vocals
Oliver Wakeman - Keyboards
Robert Powell - Narrator
Paul Allison - Vocals
Bob Catley - Vocals
Ian 'Moon' Gould - Vocals
Tracy Hitchings - Vocals
Ashley Holt - Vocals
Michelle Young - Vocals, Backing Vocals
Paul Wrightson - Backing Vocals
Peter Banks - Guitar
Karl Groom - Guitar
Arjen Lucassen - Guitar
Peter Gee - Bass
John Jowitt - Bass
Jo Greenland - Violin
Ewa Albering - Flute
Tony Fernandez - Drums


??????? Still no Damian??
I was almost sure he was on one of these albums...

Ahh well, there's enough other interesting musicians to help you make the decision. Such musicians as Ian Salmon, Paul Wrightson, John Jowitt, Karl Groom, Arjen Lucassen, Tracy Hitchings and Clive Nolan of course.
I'd suggest you buy them both!
(I'll have to too)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Thu, 2006-02-23, 16:46:08
Just ordered Jadis' new album, "Photoplay"

anyone else have it?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Proglady on Thu, 2006-02-23, 18:26:24
Just ordered Jadis' new album, "Photoplay"

anyone else have it?

Nope, not yet, but hopefully by monday  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2006-02-23, 18:27:58
I finaly got 'Christmas Eve and other Stories' and The Christmas Attic' from Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Now I'll have to wait 10 months... (No I'm not, it's on right now ;D)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Fri, 2006-02-24, 00:32:51
??????? Still no Damian??
I was almost sure he was on one of these albums...

Ahh well, there's enough other interesting musicians to help you make the decision. Such musicians as Ian Salmon, Paul Wrightson, John Jowitt, Karl Groom, Arjen Lucassen, Tracy Hitchings and Clive Nolan of course.
I'd suggest you buy them both!
(I'll have to too)

Mmh.., Arjen Lucassen might do the trick  ;D

Maybe I decide in a few months because I've bought enough cds for now. I still haven't listened to the Arena - Immortal? and Threshold - Extinct Instinct yet.

And I've just ordered another cd:
STREAM OF PASSION - OUT IN THE REAL WORLD (single cd)  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Proglady on Sat, 2006-03-04, 21:59:40
My new CDs are:

After... - endless lunatic great Band from Poland, with one Bandmember of Quidam and Colin Bass on one Track, he's from Camel (I think  ::) )

Abarax - Crying Of The whales  8) if you like Pink Floyd then you are going to like this one  ;D

Jadis - Photoplay  8) also good

Strangefish - Fortune Telling  8) Neo Prog and it has a very fresh sound, I love it  :-*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2006-03-10, 16:33:38
My latest DVD purchase is IQ - IQ20 (20th anniversary). One word: awesome! It contains 3 songs of my favorite IQ album 'The Seventh House': Erosion, Guiding Light and the title track 'The Seventh House'. Great footage and excellent sound!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-03-13, 16:02:09
I don't know if this one counts but:

I just purchased Command & Conquer: The First Decade
All Command & Conquer games are included!

These are in the First Decade:
Command & Conquer (C&C: Tiberian Dawn)
C&C: The Covert Operations (expansion)
C&C: Red Alert
Red Alert: Counterstrike (expansion)
Red Alert: Aftermath (expansion)
C&C: Tiberian Sun
Tiberian Sun: Firestorm (expansion)
C&C: Red Alert 2
Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge (expansion)
C&C: Renegade
C&C: Generals
Generals: Zero Hour (expansion)

All on 1 DVD!!
And there's more!
Another bonus DVD with video features, like exclusive interviews and tribute videos.

(I know, this ain't music, but it's on a DVD ;))

I can't wait to buy a new computer (with a DVD-ROM player and a working videocard), so I can play these beauties again!! :D :D


EDIT: I forgot to mention that all games work on a XP system perfectly.
And All games can be played on LAN and Internet.
(But to play C&C1 and Red Alert, you'll have to download a program. You can find it through www.commandandconquer.ea.com)

This collection of games comes in a beautiful box and you get a poster with it. This all will cost you just 30 euros!!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-03-13, 19:43:24
I don't know if this one counts but:

I just purchased Command & Conquer: The First Decade
All Command & Conquer games are included!

These are in the First Decade:
Command & Conquer (C&C: Tiberian Dawn)
C&C: The Covert Operations (expansion)
C&C: Red Alert
Red Alert: Counterstrike (expansion)
Red Alert: Aftermath (expansion)
C&C: Tiberian Sun
Tiberian Sun: Firestorm (expansion)
C&C: Red Alert 2
Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge (expansion)
C&C: Renegade
C&C: Generals
Generals: Zero Hour (expansion)



*Makes note on "most wanted" list*

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-03-13, 20:23:29
*Makes note on "most wanted" list*

MAD.

I forgot to mention that all games work on a XP system perfectly.
And All games can be played on LAN and Internet.
(But to play C&C1 and Red Alert, you'll have to download a program. You can find it through www.commandandconquer.ea.com)

This collection of games comes in a beautiful box and you get a poster with it. This all will cost you just 30 euros!!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-03-13, 20:25:22
I forgot to mention that all games work on a XP system perfectly.

*Makes note (again) on "Most Wanted" list.  :-\*

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Mon, 2006-03-13, 21:17:03
*Removing from most wanted list*

Yup i also bought this really awesome dubble DVD sized pearl. ;D

It's really cool to have them all together in a special made box. (and you even get a poster for free with it !) :o
and you can play when all without inserting a single disk. Really handy 8) (exept for Generals and Yuri's Revenge)

Quote
(But to play C&C1 and Red Alert, you'll have to download a program. You can find it through www.commandandconquer.ea.com)
yeah i've done that. just download a little "dll" file, put that in the red alert directory and done.
Really weird that they didn't fix that before they released the box.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Crazy Diamond on Mon, 2006-03-13, 22:53:29
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome

Emerson Lake and Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition

Next on my list (when pay day comes)

Jadis - Photoplay

CD
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Tue, 2006-03-14, 16:39:25
The latest cd I bought is the latest Coppelius single called To My Creator.

I bought it at their latest concert near my hometown. I got the new slipcase for free.  8) The slipcase contains all their singles now. I got it signed by all five bandmembers and the butler.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Fri, 2006-03-17, 13:26:04
Apart from all the Arena cds I've been buying...

All of Symphony X's albums, love 'em
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
The Tangent - A Place In The Queue
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Evergrey - The Inner Circle
Amplifier - Amplifier
Dead Soul Tribe - A Murder of Crows
Anathema - alternative 4

and Deadwood season 2 on dvd  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Ian M on Thu, 2006-03-23, 01:50:36
Here we go again! Apocalyptica - Cult. Caravan - Live at Fairfield Hall 1974. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing. All courtesy of iTunes and nestling on my iPod. I'll need to get a bigger one at this rate, oo-er
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Thu, 2006-03-23, 09:57:07
Arena - Smoke & Mirrors  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Thu, 2006-03-23, 15:18:05
Pure Reason Revolution Cautionary Tales for the Brave  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2006-03-23, 16:11:15
Metal Hammer magazine sampler:-

Noise Inc. Volume 5...

The reason?

Arena are featured on here with an edit of "Chosen". ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-03-23, 16:27:24
And what's the difference between the edit and the standard version?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2006-03-23, 16:49:12
And what's the difference between the edit and the standard version?
The edit version is shortened to 3:47 for radio play, etc...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Obscyra on Tue, 2006-03-28, 22:00:10
Here we go again! Apocalyptica - Cult..

You've just made me go to my cd board, look for this one, put it into the cd-player which decided not to work...  :'(

But I still have a computer that works...  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2006-03-29, 22:09:19
Well, actually on pre-order:

Queensryche - Operation:Mindcrime II
The Flower Kings - Paradox Hotel
O.S.I. - Free - Special Edition


That's it for now.  8)

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-04-01, 08:38:44
Well, actually on pre-order:

Queensryche - Operation:Mindcrime II
The Flower Kings - Paradox Hotel
O.S.I. - Free - Special Edition


That's it for now.  8)

ps. i also pre-ordered Fish - Return To Childhood CD

This already is a very interresting year.  :)

MAD.

Received my copy yesterday. Damn (sorry, had to do that) this album is so good.  ;D *horns*

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2006-04-01, 10:08:59
Received my copy yesterday. Damn (sorry, had to do that) this album is so good.  ;D *horns*

MAD.

Tell me what's so good about it. ;D
I 'obtained' the album 'Adam & Eve' and I thought it was a nice album, but I was not thinking "D**n, this album is so good". Maybe 'Paradox Hotel' can make me think that. So how is 'Paradox Hotel' better than 'Adam & Eve'?

I hear a lot about The Flower Kings lately, but I can't get myself to listen to them, maybe their latest is different.


I'm planning to buy:

- Arena - Contagion The Max (of course!!)
- A.C.T. - Last Epic
- Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
- Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
- IQ - The Seventh House
And some more

But WHERE IS MY MONEY?!?!?!?!?! :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-04-01, 14:36:45
So how is 'Paradox Hotel' better than 'Adam & Eve'?


It indeed is better than A&E which was a nice but standard, more rocky album than the previous, jazzy Unfold The Future album. The epic "Monsters & Men" for instance is marvelous, though as an epic fan i'm easily impressed.  ;)
By the look on the lyrics it seems to be a conceptual story but i haven't figure out yet what the story is. Heard it three times now.
The artwork is pretty weird though. Quite cartoonesque.

It's has all the ingredients you expect from The Flower Kings. Songs with humor and songs in sober earnest.
Most of the songs are not 'that' long though. The lion's share is below the ten minutes.

It's not their best album thusfar though, in my opinion that is, 'cos i think that Stardust We Are and Flower power are unbeatable but this album obtained the first place for me.  ;D

An old fashioned 2cd, like we are used to by TFK.

Hope this helps a bit.  ;)

Greetz,

MAD, reciding in room 333.  ;D

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-04-01, 15:22:39

By the look on the lyrics it seems to be a conceptual story but i haven't figure out yet what the story is.


The answer:

Quote from: www.theflowerkings.se
Thematically, the record deals with the curiosity of existence, and the "Paradox Hotel" is a reference to people's life on Earth. "We are only guests here; we can't take much with us. We check in, we use the hotel bar, pay the bill – you get nothing for free – and then leave again sometime", Stolt explains the concept. "We live for a while, without having any real idea of our purpose. Good things as well as bad things apparently happen by coincidence, but they always happen when we least expect them. Nobody has ever seen God, the manager of this 'establishment' but most people suppose he is doing his job somewhere"

Just to inform you.  ;D

room 333  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Sun, 2006-04-02, 21:56:44
Taking a break from "prog" - Goldfrapp - Supernature.

A fantastic disco album.

Helenxxx
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Mon, 2006-04-03, 14:20:14
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime II and Jadis - Photoplay  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-04-03, 21:15:32
I lived in the impression that i already ordered it, but just found out that i didn't.  :-[
So, second chance:

Arena - Smoke & Mirrors DVD

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-04-05, 09:17:15
I lived in the impression that i already ordered it, but just found out that i didn't.  :-[
So, second chance:

Arena - Smoke & Mirrors DVD

MAD.
Any idea when it's being sent out? I ordered the Caught In The Act dvd on the same day as that (21/3) but neither order has been processed. Tried emailing Verglas a couple of days ago but haven't had a reply as yet.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-04-06, 20:05:12
Any idea when it's being sent out? I ordered the Caught In The Act dvd on the same day as that (21/3) but neither order has been processed. Tried emailing Verglas a couple of days ago but haven't had a reply as yet.

Well, at Progstore they mentioned 27/3 as the release date, so it can arrive here any moment i guess.

That'll be soo nice.  ;D

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Fri, 2006-04-07, 09:29:28
Well, at Progstore they mentioned 27/3 as the release date, so it can arrive here any moment i guess.

That'll be soo nice.  ;D

MAD.
Still no reply from Verglas. Have they gone on holiday or something?  :D ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2006-04-12, 21:56:38
Still no reply from Verglas. Have they gone on holiday or something?  :D ;)

 :D Maybe they got lost searching their way through the rain.  ;)

Well i did get an email from Verglas that it was despatched on ehm...*searching for date...ahh* on 9/4/06 so it can't be long now.

You'll get yours too.

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Thu, 2006-04-13, 09:20:27
:D Maybe they got lost searching their way through the rain.  ;)

Well i did get an email from Verglas that it was despatched on ehm...*searching for date...ahh* on 9/4/06 so it can't be long now.

You'll get yours too.

MAD.
Yeah, cheers MAD, it turned up yesterday, along with Caught In The Act  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2006-04-13, 12:13:35
Apart from all the Arena cds I've been buying...

All of Symphony X's albums, love 'em
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
The Tangent - A Place In The Queue
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Evergrey - The Inner Circle
Amplifier - Amplifier
Dead Soul Tribe - A Murder of Crows
Anathema - alternative 4

and Deadwood season 2 on dvd  :)

Will , what is the Anathema like ? As a fellow Scouser i really should have checked them out a long time ago. Any recommendations mate ?

I have recently gone a bit "indie" and bought the best of The Smiths and Blur plus who killed the Zutons. They are all ok but .. it just isnt prog  8)

I am about 15 minutes away from winning Second life syndrome by Riverside on E bay so fingers crossed 
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Thu, 2006-04-13, 12:44:08
Will , what is the Anathema like ? As a fellow Scouser i really should have checked them out a long time ago. Any recommendations mate ?
Hello mate  :)

I must admit that cd hasn't really grabbed me as yet, but I've only listened to it a couple of times so far so I wouldn't like to say "yay" or "nay" on that basis  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-04-13, 17:43:45
Yeah, cheers MAD, it turned up yesterday, along with Caught In The Act  ;D

Got mine copy today.  ;D Haven't had the time to whatch it though, maybe this weekend.  8)
Heard the first four tracks of the CD and it sounds awfully nice.  ;D

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Thu, 2006-04-13, 21:30:37
I am about 15 minutes away from winning Second life syndrome by Riverside on E bay so fingers crossed 

Is it new/sealed? If not, I'd step back from buying it, if I were you. If it's a used item, the band won't have any benefit from it. Indie bands like the one's we're listening to in here deserve our support, I find... Just my 2c, on a side note.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-04-15, 02:55:54
Harry Potter.

 ;D

Now i've got all four of them.  :D 8)

MAD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Wed, 2006-04-19, 08:25:04
Credo - Field Of Vision

AND

Credo - Rhetoric

And

Kino - Picture (Special Edition with DVD)

I spent a few quid Saturday night!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-04-19, 19:11:50
Ok... you name Credo and Kino in one post. I have never heard Credo but I absolutely love Kino.
If you name them both in one post, it has to mean that they're both good. Tell me more about Credo! Is it something like Kino? Or better?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Proglady on Wed, 2006-04-19, 20:39:53
Ok... you name Credo and Kino in one post. I have never heard Credo but I absolutely love Kino.
If you name them both in one post, it has to mean that they're both good. Tell me more about Credo! Is it something like Kino? Or better?

Credo - Rhetoric is great,I love this CD very much  :-*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Thu, 2006-04-20, 13:41:06
Ok... you name Credo and Kino in one post. I have never heard Credo but I absolutely love Kino.
If you name them both in one post, it has to mean that they're both good. Tell me more about Credo! Is it something like Kino? Or better?

More Arena/Marillion but mostly Credo!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: debsss on Thu, 2006-04-20, 15:32:32
Latest cd's  Arena - Live & Life
                Arena - Pepper's Ghost

Latest DVD   The Dark Crystal - Jim Henson
         
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: joost on Thu, 2006-04-20, 15:55:23
Latest CDs: Arena - Breakfast in Biarritz
                Arena - Pepper's Ghost
Latest DVD: Arena - Smoke and Mirror's (I LIKE IT, mr mailman brought me it today)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Thu, 2006-04-20, 16:17:47
Flower Kings - Paradox Hotel and Russell Allen - Atomic Soul  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-04-22, 23:51:36
Yesterday evening i bought the new The Gathering album called Home.

In one word: Marvelous!!! :) *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Mon, 2006-04-24, 22:47:56
I have some money now, so I can buy things again... (I still have to save for a Nord Lead 3 & a Kurzweil PC2, though! ;D )

Recent CD/DVD purchases, then...

TOOL 'Schism' on DVD

TRACEY CHAPMAN - 'Tracey Chapman' on CD

TYPE O NEGATIVE - 'Symphony For The Devil' (Live)

Still waiting for
DREAM THEATER - 'Octavarium'
 *horns* *ola*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Tue, 2006-04-25, 09:33:23
Joe Satriani - Super Colossal
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
Pendragon - Not of This World
The Flower Kings - Unfold The Future
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2006-04-25, 16:36:28
This morning i (finally) recieved the new Lacuna Coil called KarmaCode.

Haven't heard it yet, but i hope it will be awesome.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Tue, 2006-04-25, 16:41:54
This morning i (finally) recieved the new Lacuna Coil called KarmaCode.

Haven't heard it yet, but i hope it will be awesome.  :)
I was listening to that at lunchtime, it's not bad at all. Track 2 To The Edge really stands out for me at the moment, Cristina's voice sounds amazing on it  8)

Just got:

Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating By The Stars
Sigur Ros - Takk
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-04-25, 16:43:48
Ahhh yes, I finally bought a cd again.
2 in fact.

- Neal Morse - ?
- Neal Morse - One (Special Edition)

Too bad there's no special edition of '?'. I like special editions. ;D


EDIT: Oh men... I totally forgot to buy Ayreon - The Human Equation for Cyborg-Frask... :( I'll do that next time! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2006-04-25, 22:46:02

Too bad there's no special edition of '?'. I like special editions. ;D


I know what you mean. I was suprised after the release that it only was a single cd and no extra's.
That was probably the only thing of the new cd that i wasn't happy about. I also like the specials.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: marcello on Tue, 2006-04-25, 22:55:39
Smoke and Mirrors DVD, still ain't come yet  :'(

cant wait though  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Fri, 2006-04-28, 20:15:37
Recieved this morning:
DREAM THEATER - 'Octavarium' *horns*

I like this!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-04-28, 20:50:32
Last week i've got a conformation mail about the order of this baby:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/dsotmmed1.jpg)

Can't wait.  ;D :) ;D 8) (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/201.gif)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-05-02, 17:44:15
Recieved this morning:
DREAM THEATER - 'Octavarium' *horns*

I like this!

Good choice!
It's one of the best CDs in my personal CD-collection.
And (I think) it's the best DT album so far.

Last week i've got a conformation mail about the order of this baby:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/dsotmmed1.jpg)

Can't wait.  ;D :) ;D 8) (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/201.gif)
Wait a minute... Those are bootlegs... What about the quality of these bootlegs? I'm very interested in a Dark Side Of The Moon album from Dream Theater, but if the quality is bad, I think I'm not buying it.


I am going to mail my favourite CD-store to ask if they have Neal Morse - Testimony (Special Edition or regular edition) and if they have the Neal Morse DVD. If they DO have it, I'll go with Cyborg-Frask and buy it (Cyborg-Frask is gonna buy The Human Equation and some more, right Frank? ;D). If they DON'T have it... I'm gonna order it. And in the meantime I'll buy some more stuff.
Today I worked 8 hours (From 7 AM till 3 PM), so money is on the way. ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2006-05-02, 20:26:06
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome


Bout time  ;)

What do you think of it mate ? I personally think it is a stormer - the Steven gerrard of the prog metal midfield if you will 
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Wed, 2006-05-03, 12:02:27
I'm very interested in a Dark Side Of The Moon album from Dream Theater, but if the quality is bad, I think I'm not buying it.


Quality is shit hot, lots of work gone into it production wise, get it!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-05-03, 12:43:06

Quality is shit hot, lots of work gone into it production wise, get it!

You got it already?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2006-05-03, 13:05:29
Wait a minute... Those are bootlegs... What about the quality of these bootlegs? I'm very interested in a Dark Side Of The Moon album from Dream Theater, but if the quality is bad, I think I'm not buying it.


Well, i also have the Cover-series of them (Metallica-Master Of Puppets Cover and Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast) and i must say that the quality of these two well, err...suck. Those are genuine bootlegs like in the old days.
Dark Side... however, heard a few tracks and i really like what i hear. Much better than the previous ones and getting close to a 'real' live-albums. Also they will release a DVD of that concert, which was by the way in London, sadly enough not were i was in Amsterdam.  :( But that beside the point.  ;)

On their site www.ytsejamrecords.com  (http://www.ytsejamrecords.com) you can find all the details and also the other series, which are the Demo series (red), Live series (purple), Studio series (green) and finally the already mentioned Cover series (blue)

Greetz,

M.

Oehe and ehm, by the way:

NP> The Flower Kings - Paradox Hotel

Track: The Unorthodox Dancinglesson

 ;D

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-05-03, 15:35:10
Bout time  ;)

What do you think of it mate ? I personally think it is a stormer - the Steven gerrard of the prog metal midfield if you will 
I think it's excellent  ;D

Reminds me a lot of Porcupine Tree, which is a damn good thing, imo  8)

Excellent musicians, and I think his voice is great, too  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-05-03, 15:49:57
Well, i also have the Cover-series of them (Metallica-Master Of Puppets Cover and Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast) and i must say that the quality of these two well, err...suck. Those are genuine bootlegs like in the old days.
Dark Side... however, heard a few tracks and i really like what i hear. Much better than the previous ones and getting close to a 'real' live-albums. Also they will release a DVD of that concert, which was by the way in London, sadly enough not were i was in Amsterdam.  :( But that beside the point.  ;)

On their site www.ytsejamrecords.com  (http://www.ytsejamrecords.com) you can find all the details and also the other series, which are the Demo series (red), Live series (purple), Studio series (green) and finally the already mentioned Cover series (blue)

Greetz,

M.

Hmm that sounds cool. I'm lightly interested, but I think this is more some sort of collector's item. I'm not really a fan of Pink Floyd and I'm not sure if I can call myself a Dream Theater fan either. But I LOVE Octavarium by the way. (I give it a spin once in a while, and my dad liked it too!  :))
My dad on the other hand, LOVES Pink Floyd.

So maybe you can give me a 'where-to-start' for Pink Floyd? My dad had their whole discography once.
He gave them to my uncle a lot of years ago but much to his regret now. My uncle gave my dad a DVD full of Pink Floyd's discography in mp3 (two weeks ago), so he was very thankful. And so am I. Well, that is, if YOU can tell me which album to listen to and which can be unlistened.

Oehe and ehm, by the way:

NP> The Flower Kings - Paradox Hotel

Track: The Unorthodox Dancinglesson

 ;D
LOL, you'd almost forgot. ;)

Now playing... HEY WAIT A MINUTE!! You almost got me there mate! This ain't the Now Playing Thread! :D :D :D


Nooooo indeed.
This is the what did you buy topic!
Yessss.

I just got an e-mail (a few minutes ago) from my favourite alternative music store. They still got 'Testimony (Limited Edition)' and 'Testimony Live' DVD!!! But one big problem... together it costs 56,90 euros... Ohhh men... And last week I already bought 'One' and '?', which costed me around 40 euros...
Which means THAT (when I'm gonna buy this (and I will)) I ALREADY SPEND MY SALARY!!!

Men.... I'll be very very dizzy when I give away so much money... I'm not even sure my debit card can handle it... I could use some donations, you can PM me if you're interested.

Ahhh well.

I think it's excellent  ;D

Reminds me a lot of Porcupine Tree, which is a damn good thing, imo  8)

Excellent musicians, and I think his voice is great, too  :)

Ahh yes, Riverside. Sounds like Opeth. They're both good! But I think Opeth has more grunts. So I'll like Riverside better. ;)
But Second Life Syndrome is a good one! I hope you'll enoy it! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-05-03, 15:55:56
PH, I don't know what the quality of the cd/dvd is like yet (mine are on the way) but I can tell you that, having been at the gig at Hammersmith Odeon, DT's version of DSotM was absolutely awesome   :o

I actually thought the Cover Series release of Number of the Beast was excellent, so if Mad says this one is better then it should be great  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Wed, 2006-05-03, 16:09:58
Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third

A nice addition to my collection, really. Very laid back, still quite complex, superb Music, Vocals, Arrangement and production.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-05-03, 16:13:40
Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third

A nice addition to my collection, really. Very laid back, still quite complex, superb Music, Vocals, Arrangement and production.
I'm glad you like it, Peter  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2006-05-06, 05:42:47
Good choice!
It's one of the best CDs in my personal CD-collection.
And (I think) it's the best DT album so far.

I'll agree with that.

I still have a major soft spot for Images And Words, though... :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2006-05-06, 18:01:03
Today I bought Testimony (Special Edition) and Testimony Live DVD.
But I have a problem... The first disc of Testimony Live is corrupt... It doesn't play.
The second disc has no problems by the way.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-05-06, 20:52:23
So maybe you can give me a 'where-to-start' for Pink Floyd? My dad had their whole discography once.
He gave them to my uncle a lot of years ago but much to his regret now. My uncle gave my dad a DVD full of Pink Floyd's discography in mp3 (two weeks ago), so he was very thankful. And so am I. Well, that is, if YOU can tell me which album to listen to and which can be unlistened.

I think your father would perfectly know where to start but i'll give you some 'advices' anyway:

The Wall, The Final Cut, Wish You Were Here, Dark Side Of The Moon and Animals for instance. Note that these albums are the Waters-era albums. After 1983 when Roger Waters left the group, David Gilmour became the 'frontman' and i remember an interview in which Nick Mason ( the drummer ) explained that that was a role that didn't suited him, sadly enough. That explains why after Roger Waters' ehm...departure Pink Floyd only released two (!) studio albums in almost 12 years! :o :'(
These albums are probably the best they've ever done.
There's also a Syd Barret-era, but these albums, no mather how good they were, had nothing to do with the albums they released after that. But that is something a true PF fan wouldn't care.  8)

Quote from: PH
LOL, you'd almost forgot. ;)

Now playing... HEY WAIT A MINUTE!! You almost got me there mate! This ain't the Now Playing Thread! :D :D :D


Nooooo indeed.
This is the what did you buy topic!
Yessss.

 ;D ;D ;D(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/Funny-Post1.gif) ;D ;D ;D




Ps. why would someone give the entire collection of Pink Floyd away? Was he in need of some money?  ??? ???

pps. Sorry for the late respons.  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Sun, 2006-05-07, 13:15:58
Yesterday i bought the dual disk version of Stream Of Passion - Embrace the Storm.. I'm REALLY happy with it.  *horns*

One thing that did suprise me (in a good way of course) was that the CD and the DVD are on one (dual) disk.
One side has the DVD written on it and the other side is a CD....man technology is improving  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bellanova on Sun, 2006-05-07, 13:48:48
My latest dvd purchase was Greg Lake in Concert. The concert footage was filmed in November at a gig i was at. Excellent evening! Last cd was Foreigner-The definative.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2006-05-07, 18:46:43
Ps. why would someone give the entire collection of Pink Floyd away? Was he in need of some money?  ??? ???

Well, no. He gave it away, he didn't sell it. I think it maybe had something to do with religion. I'm not sure though. Almost every christian comes to a certain point in life where he/she critisizes him-/herself. Maybe he could have thought it was 'bad music', you know.
I mean, I had something like that with playing GTA. GTA is that racing game with a lot of bad things in it. Theft of course, but also abusive talk, sextalk, swearing, murdering. Etc etc. Also getting points for running over some people.

I just had to quit that, I think it's not a good game. It's a decision I made. I also don't play WarCraft anymore. With the demons and curses and undeads and everything, you know. Sometimes it's hard, 'cause the idea behind the games are often very cool. I love driving in a car and seeing the car from birdsview. I also loved the fantasy game and the forests and elven and the orcs were funny. Not to mention the beautiful cutscenes of WarCraft.

Ahem... a whole story up here... ::)
I hope you respect my point of view.

Sooooo to get back to where I started:
My dad gave away those CD's (LP's) because he thought it may collide with his faith. But that's not always the case. Now he's enjoying it again.


BACK ON TOPIC: Does someone here have the Testimony Live DVD (Neal Morse)? If so, did you have problems with it? :(
I already saw the second disc with the tour documentary, which was great. I hope the first disc is great too, I'll see for myself as soon as it gets Tuesday. :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-05-08, 22:03:08
[...]Ahem... a whole story up here... ::)
I hope you respect my point of view.


I most certainly do. I can understand both you and your father. It's a brave thing to do and a shows the strength of your character. At least, that's my opinion.  ;)


<<<ps- how wicked.  ;D

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-05-09, 15:29:49
Today I bought Testimony (Special Edition) and Testimony Live DVD.
But I have a problem... The first disc of Testimony Live is corrupt... It doesn't play.
The second disc has no problems by the way.

Does someone here have the Testimony Live DVD (Neal Morse)? If so, did you have problems with it? :(
I already saw the second disc with the tour documentary, which was great. I hope the first disc is great too, I'll see for myself as soon as it gets Tuesday. :P

Well... Today I got another copy of the Neal Morse DVD. And guess what? Exactly the same problem. I can't believe it... WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?!?! Is there anyone out there who also had the Neal Morse DVD?
Man, I'm not in a good mood today... >:(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2006-05-09, 22:06:43
Wrong Region or something like that?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-05-09, 22:57:17
Wrong Region or something like that?

Yeah, in that case the second disc won't work either. but that's not the case.
By the way, the packaging says "region free". And it's PAL (which is Europe if I'm not mistaken).
The fact is that the second disc works and the first disc doesn't. So something else is happening here...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2006-05-10, 04:32:11
...Maybe he could have thought it was 'bad music', you know.

Bad music???  How can Pink Floyd possibly be "bad music"?  That's so absurd I can't believe it! :o
I mean, Pink Floyd.

It's sacred stuff, that is! 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Wed, 2006-05-10, 08:23:17
Quote
Well... Today I got another copy of the Neal Morse DVD. And guess what? Exactly the same problem. I can't believe it... WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?!?! Is there anyone out there who also had the Neal Morse DVD?
Man, I'm not in a good mood today...  >:(

 ??? ??? ??? HUH, that's weird. Hmm i'm starting to think that your DVD player needs to support "region free" instead of just PAL/NTSC support.

man... you always have bad luck   :(

Quote
So something else is happening here...
Yeah.... sounds a bit scary.... that DVD isn't just a DVD if you ask me  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-05-10, 09:45:47
The fact is that the second disc works and the first disc doesn't. So something else is happening here...
Have you tried pressing a chapter number, rather than trying to get the menu up or pressing "play"? I only ask because I had a similar problem with the Transatlantic Live in Europe dvd disc 1 (disc 2 was fine, of course  ::) ) - the menu wouldn't work, the disc wouldn't play, but I pressed "2" on the remote and chapter 2 started playing  ???
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-05-10, 10:57:12
Have you tried pressing a chapter number, rather than trying to get the menu up or pressing "play"? I only ask because I had a similar problem with the Transatlantic Live in Europe dvd disc 1 (disc 2 was fine, of course  ::) ) - the menu wouldn't work, the disc wouldn't play, but I pressed "2" on the remote and chapter 2 started playing  ???

I don't know, I'll try it out soon.
You brought it back? Or did you learn to live with it?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-05-10, 14:36:59
You brought it back? Or did you learn to live with it?
I returned one copy, but when the replacement was exactly the same I decided to live with it. It plays, I just don't get a menu, so if I want to change soundtrack/song etc I have to use the audio and chapter buttons on the remote.

I hope you manage to sort yours out  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2006-05-10, 21:52:47
To all the Transatlantic-live in Europe owners, i think i have an answer for you.

When i bought the DVD of Transatlantic, i had the same problem as you. By chance i stumbled into the site of Radiant records, and there i discovered an explanation about the DVD menu error. They also mentioned that there was a chance to get yourself a replacement disk, which i immediately ordered. Free of charge that is. Now, i hear you think "what's the catch??".

Well, here it is: While reading your messages, i visited the site again and started searching for it. There is a section which contains the replacement disc, but i can't figure out how to order it.  :( :-\

There may be a solution, but the only thing i can think of is to Email them yourselfs. Maybe the replacement disc are still available and, just like mine copy, are still free of charge.

The url is: www.radiantrecords.com (http://www.radiantrecords.com)

(Click on 'bands', then 'Transatlantic', and then second option 'Transatlantic 'Live in Europe' Replacement Disc 1 (DVD)')

I hope this is any good for you.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-05-11, 08:32:50
The url is: www.radiantrecords.com (http://www.radiantrecords.com)

(Click on 'bands', then 'Transatlantic', and then second option 'Transatlantic 'Live in Europe' Replacement Disc 1 (DVD)')

I hope this is any good for you.

I hope it also works with the Neal Morse Live DVD...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-05-11, 22:31:28
I hope it also works with the Neal Morse Live DVD...

I wouldn't know :-\. I don't have any problem with that DVD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2006-05-13, 16:58:11
I brought my Neal Morse DVD back (again) and I got my money back. So instead of the DVD I bought the following:

Dream Theater - Awake
OSI - Office Of Strategic Influence (Special Edition)

Sorry Morse, but I think this is a far better deal!
By the way, I saw most of the DVD of Neal Morse anyway except the first song. It was cool, but I prefer 2 CD's + 1 BonusCD of music over 2 DVDs of videomaterial.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2006-05-14, 14:10:48
Yesterday at the Pendragon gig I bought two albums:

Arena - Breakfast in Biarritz
Nolan & Wakeman - The Hound of the Baskervilles

I'm playing the latter one right now, and I like what I hear  8).

Funny story: I had the Nolan & Wakeman cd in my hand, the girl who was selling the stuff said: "If you like Ayreon, you will like this one too, do you like Ayreon?"
Then she saw my Star One/Ayreon t-shirt and she laughed, saying "I bet that you will like it". She convinced me and I don't regret it!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2006-05-14, 15:12:32
Yesterday at the Pendragon gig I bought two albums:

Arena - Breakfast in Biarritz
Nolan & Wakeman - The Hound of the Baskervilles

I'm playing the latter one right now, and I like what I hear  8).

Funny story: I had the Nolan & Wakeman cd in my hand, the girl who was selling the stuff said: "If you like Ayreon, you will like this one too, do you like Ayreon?"
Then she saw my Star One/Ayreon t-shirt and she laughed, saying "I bet that you will like it". She convinced me and I don't regret it!!

Hehehe good one! ;)

I need to buy The Hound Of The Baskervilles quickly... It's sooo good! How does Inside/Out online work? Can you buy it from there? And do you need to have a creditcard?

By the way, I saw that Inside/Out has his distribution-office in Kleve in Germany, that's not too far from where I live :P. can you buy stuff straight from there? Anyone who knows?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2006-05-24, 22:33:08
Peter, i took your advice:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/sylvan.jpg)

And my gosh, even after the first spin (i received it today) i have to say: this is soo good.  *horns* 8) :'(


Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Thu, 2006-05-25, 11:03:13
Peter, i took your advice:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/sylvan.jpg)

And my gosh, even after the first spin (i received it today) i have to say: this is soo good.  *horns* 8) :'(




Glad you like it :)
Do you have "X-Rayed" and "Aritificial Paradise", too?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-05-25, 13:11:09
Glad you like it :)
Do you have "X-Rayed" and "Aritificial Paradise", too?

No, i haven't. Beside your praises i read some good reviews about this album, so i decided to order it. (the fact that it was a bargain also helped a bit.  ;))
I really like concept albums, Neal Morse's Testimony for instance or DT's Scenes From A Memory to name a few, especially when it's dramatical and orchestrated, if you know what i mean, and when i first heard the album, i was blown away.

It's a powerfull, soulfull, but also sad story. This is good. This album deserve a place in my top 10 list of 2006. A high place.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2006-05-26, 23:17:02
I bought Ayreon - The Human Equation Special Edition for Cyborg Frask today for only 10 euros! That's a bargain really!

So I bought one for myself too. ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-05-27, 10:46:21
I bought Ayreon - The Human Equation Special Edition for Cyborg Frask today for only 10 euros! That's a bargain really!

So I bought one for myself too. ;D

That indeed is a bargain. With the DVD? If so, you've done CF a favour.  :)

Recently bought: Ehm, besides some groceries, i bought ehm...not much. Sylvan is the last.

Lets see...What shall i order next?  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2006-05-27, 10:53:48
That indeed is a bargain. With the DVD? If so, you've done CF a favour.  :)

Recently bought: Ehm, besides some groceries, i bought ehm...not much. Sylvan is the last.

Lets see...What shall i order next?  8)

It was the 2 CD's and a DVD release edition.
So that makes 4 CD's and two DVD's for only just 20 euros. The shopkeeper told me that InsideOut did that to a lot of CD's/DVD's lately. So be on the lookout! He said something about Paatos and Chroma Key, but I don't know them.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-05-27, 11:20:03
Paatos is easily described as 'folk-prog' (lets say, Clanned combined with a touch of Porcupine tree, which is sometimes nice, and Chroma Key is the band of Kevin Moore, who is also know as one of the two/three members of OSI. Just some background information.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2006-05-27, 11:54:23
Paatos is easily described as 'folk-prog' (lets say, Clanned combined with a touch of Porcupine tree

Aha, sounds good. I'll check it out!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Sat, 2006-05-27, 12:45:49
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I bought Ayreon - The Human Equation Special Edition for Cyborg Frask today for only 10 euros! That's a bargain really!

So I bought one for myself too.  ;D
Whahahaha cool that you bought one yourself too  8)

O YEAH  *horns* *horns* you better NOT forget to give it to me today.... or you there will be an 'accident' and you will end up in a coma :P

Hmm i'm already thinking about what to buy next ...

Ayreon - The Dream Sequencer
Ayreon - Into The electric Castle
Threshold - Subsurface
Ayreon - Day Eleven: Love (single)
Steam Of Passion - Out In The Real World (single)

Man i'm glad that i get some extra money from my work because the holidays start... :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2006-05-28, 13:51:13

Hmm i'm already thinking about what to buy next ...

Ayreon - The Dream Sequencer
Ayreon - Into The electric Castle
Threshold - Subsurface
Ayreon - Day Eleven: Love (single)
Steam Of Passion - Out In The Real World (single)
I love posts like that!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sun, 2006-05-28, 20:34:43
I love posts like that!

ack :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Thu, 2006-06-08, 16:04:50
Tool - 10,000 Days
Opeth - Still Life and Damnation
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: mdread666 on Thu, 2006-06-08, 16:52:29
Communic - Conspiracy In Mind
Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Thu, 2006-06-08, 17:47:45
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I love posts like that!
Hehehe :D me too. But i also love it when i have enough money to make that post come true  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2006-06-08, 20:01:19
Opeth - Still Life and Damnation

Quite quite brilliant

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Fri, 2006-06-09, 10:36:02
Quite quite brilliant


Well I've really got into Ghost Reveries now (yes, even the growling) so I'm looking forward to hearing them. I'm following yours and Vambo's advice  ;D

Katatonia next  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2006-06-11, 00:25:41
Today I received the album Pendragon - The Window of Life. Though I had this album already, I bought it because it is my favourite album and it has been remastered now. And they put the mini album 'Fallen Dreams and Angels' on it, which I didn't have. Nearly 80 minutes of cool music  8).
Now I'm waiting for the Stream of Passion live DVD, which I have already ordered.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Sun, 2006-06-11, 04:28:20
I bought it because it is my favourite album and it has been remastered now.

So how much better is the remaster?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2006-06-11, 14:26:34
So how much better is the remaster?
Frankly speaking I don't hear so much difference. The bass is more present, which is cool. But the 'Falling Dreams and Angels' tracks are great, so it was worth every eurocent anyway  ;).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Sun, 2006-06-11, 15:01:36
Frankly speaking I don't hear so much difference. The bass is more present, which is cool. But the 'Falling Dreams and Angels' tracks are great, so it was worth every eurocent anyway  ;).

Thanks mate, might get it Saturday then.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-06-17, 18:16:53
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/200627mindseye1.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2006-06-17, 18:28:42
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/200627mindseye1.jpg)

 8)

Wow that looks good! What is it?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sat, 2006-06-17, 23:38:48
That's most probably
Mind's Eye - Walking on H2O (http://www.roundrec.com/disc10.html),
which seems to be a great album, from what I've heard so far.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-06-17, 23:48:23
That's most probably
Mind's Eye - Walking on H2O (http://www.roundrec.com/disc10.html),
which seems to be a great album, from what I've heard so far.

Indeed it is, Peter. Just bought it today and from what i heard, three times to be precise  ;), this is a great album.
I was a bit surprised to see it in the 'special offers-shelves' (it costed me 12.99 euri, not bad for a new release  8)) so that was a bargain, i'd say.

This is the first time i actually heard of them, it seems they're from Sweden,  so can't really say what their previous work sounds like and i'm not very good in compare bands so maybe it's better to hear for yourself what it's like.

Via their site you can download a full song from this album. You really should.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-06-20, 14:43:50
I'm listening to the soundclips on Mind's Eye now, sounds good! *horns*

Today I bought two more CD's...

Blackfield - Blackfield (including bonus disc with enhanced video track) (17,95 Euro)
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory (7,99 Euro)

Ahhh I can't wait to convert my dad with Blackfield (he already heard some songs and liked it!)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: jeffMc on Thu, 2006-06-22, 19:41:15
Just bought the 3 Shadowland CDs from Verglas. (Well Ring of Roses and Throught the Looking Glass. It said Mad as a Htter was out, but got mail from Mick saying they found another box, so now Mad as a hatter is on the way!) Good stuff
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Fri, 2006-06-23, 12:45:39
I went to the SoP gig yesterday and I couldn't resist buying:

- Star One - Live On Earth
- Star One - Space Metal
- Stream Of Passion - Out In The Real World (single)

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2006-06-23, 20:22:34
I went to the SoP gig yesterday and I couldn't resist buying:

- Star One - Live On Earth
- Star One - Space Metal
- Stream Of Passion - Out In The Real World (single)

 8)
Good choice! Do you have the Live On Earth cd or DVD?

Tomorrow the postman will deliver my 'Live in the Real World' DVD. Very curious!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Sat, 2006-06-24, 16:56:41
Good choice! Do you have the Live On Earth cd or DVD?
I bought the DVD but that one also contains 2  CD's....
Pretty good deal of you ask me...and also pretty cheap at that Stream Of Passion gig...I was kinda lucky to get it tho..they didn't have many copies left.

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Tomorrow the postman will deliver my 'Live in the Real World' DVD. Very curious!
wise decision  8) that DVD is really worth the money...(even if it was 100 times the money it costs now)

And what I bought today: Dream Theater - Octavarium  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: JJ II on Sat, 2006-06-24, 22:29:00
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I went to the SoP gig yesterday and I couldn't resist buying:

Sorry, we didn't meet. I was there as well!!

Bought the SoP-DVD, watched it today.... great!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Sat, 2006-06-24, 23:28:10
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Sorry, we didn't meet. I was there as well!!

Ah what a shame...ah well....i'm sure there will be another opportunity....plenty more gigs to go to....
And i'm certainly going to Prog Passion 2 In "De Boerderij" ....hmmm maybe a huge meeting out there? any volunteers?  ;D ;D

Hmm a bit of topic there...oops
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2006-06-25, 15:12:16
Cool Frask that you've bought Dream Theater! It's a nice disc, especially the last track Octavarium is GRRRREAT!
And of course the others are cool too I think (I never listened to Star One, so I'm very curous now!).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Sun, 2006-06-25, 16:21:38
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Cool Frask that you've bought Dream Theater! It's a nice disc, especially the last track Octavarium is GRRRREAT!
And of course the others are cool too I think (I never listened to Star One, so I'm very curous now!).
Indeed Octavarium is awesome...But about Star One...I discoverd something weird...On the CD Space Metal Disc two. That disk has 6 tracks on it, well at least according to the back of the CD cover it has...But when i put it in my computer...It has 7 tracks.....There is an extra track of 2:32 minutes....Does someone has discoverd this before? I'm sure that I ain't the first so ::)...who knows more about this?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2006-06-25, 18:48:50
But about Star One...I discoverd something weird...On the CD Space Metal Disc two. That disk has 6 tracks on it, well at least according to the back of the CD cover it has...But when i put it in my computer...It has 7 tracks.....There is an extra track of 2:32 minutes....Does someone has discoverd this before? I'm sure that I ain't the first so ::)...who knows more about this?
That is a hidden track called 'Intergalactic Laxative'. A kind of joke from Arjen. It it a cover, don't know from which artist anymore.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Sun, 2006-06-25, 20:03:00
That is a hidden track called 'Intergalactic Laxative'. A kind of joke from Arjen. It it a cover, don't know from which artist anymore.
Aha now I know how to call that song  ;D Thanks....Hmm cool suprise...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: JJ II on Mon, 2006-06-26, 09:20:59
The Intergalactic Laxative  ;D
Words & Music by: Donovan Leitch - 1973
Performed by: Donovan
Album: Cosmic Wheels - 1973
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Mon, 2006-06-26, 14:35:39
Gosh, bought loads while I was on holiday, might've said some of these beforehand, I can't remember...

Opeth - Morningrise and Blackwater Park - marvellous (plus tickets to see them in November!)
Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
Roine Stolte - Wall Street Voodoo
The Flower Kings - Flower Power
Pineapple Thief - Variations on a Dream - superb!
Wolfmother - Wolfmother - rocks!
Tool - Aenima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days - stunning  :o
Threshold - Critical Mass and Hypothetical

Apologies if I've mentioned any of them before!  ;)

Oh, and Underworld Evolution on dvd - Kate Beckinsale in leather, 'nuff said  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2006-06-26, 21:18:10
Gosh, bought loads while I was on holiday, might've said some of these beforehand, I can't remember...

[Oh, and Underworld Evolution on dvd - Kate Beckinsale in leather, 'nuff said  ;D


Perv  ;)

I have not bought anything for a month which is a record , excuse the pun , for me.

Got Out of myself by Riverside for father's day which is abso bloody amazing

Apart from that i just dont know what to but next ?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Tue, 2006-06-27, 09:30:38
Perv  ;)
Yeah, and...?  :D

Got Out of myself by Riverside for father's day which is abso bloody amazing

Apart from that i just dont know what to but next ?
If you haven't got Tool's 10,000 Days then you should be on your way to the shops before you finish reading this sentence  :D

Seriously, took me a few listens to get into it and now I can't stop listening. Tool and Opeth are my faves at the moment.

I'm glad you like Out of Myself!  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Sat, 2006-07-01, 16:54:44
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If you haven't got Tool's 10,000 Days then you should be on your way to the shops before you finish reading this sentence
Whahahaha LOL :D

Yesterday I made my collection a little bit bigger (again...)

- Ayreon - Actual Fantasy (the origional, not the revisited version)
I was really lucky to find this one...It was the last one and in that shop they useally don't sell concept albums... YEAH!!!! 8)

- Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
What can you possibly say about this album....simply genius....

- Within Temptation - The Silent Force
Even my dad likes this....and YES that says a lot. Me and my dad always have other opinions about quite some things...such as cars and also quite some times about music...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-07-01, 17:34:13
[...]

- Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
What can you possibly say about this album....simply genius....

[...]


Nuff said.  8)

Recently (today that is) bought:

Presto Ballet - Peace Among The Ruins

Axamenta - Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture (with guest appearances of Daniell Gildenlow of Pain Of Salvation)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Tue, 2006-07-04, 10:56:07
A couple of Coheed & Cambria CDs - haven't heard them before but I saw a video of theirs on the Scuzz channel that intrigued me  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Tue, 2006-07-04, 11:01:53
*ola* Smoke & Mirrors  *ola*

Do I have to say more?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-07-04, 11:36:01
Frask my friend, you've made my day!
Amazingly brilliantly excelent choices!

How did you buy Smoke & Mirrors? Did you find it in a shop?
In that case we've got a lot to do when you come over here. I can't wait to see errr... you again (and your DVD's) :-X
O joy. ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2006-07-04, 12:14:24
- Ayreon - Actual Fantasy (the origional, not the revisited version)
I was really lucky to find this one...It was the last one and in that shop they useally don't sell concept albums... YEAH!!!! 8)
You could have ordered the revisited version from the Ayreon site. Imo it's quite a lot better!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Tue, 2006-07-04, 17:15:47
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In that case we've got a lot to do when you come over here. I can't wait to see errr... you again (and your DVD's)  :-X
O joy. ;D
WHAHAHAHHAHA ROFL.....hehe good to know that some people can't wait to see my CD's me :P. But I hope we will be able to finish all the DVDs I think we have to skip sleeping (again) ::)

Quote
You could have ordered the revisited version from the Ayreon site. Imo it's quite a lot better!
Hmm I did it a bit differend....I returned to that store 2 days later and guess what... they had a new load of CD's, including "Actual Fantasy revisited"

Ahh well...I do have both now ^_^ Now I can compare  ;) And that DVD that comes with the revisited version is always a good bonus...
pretty funny footage
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2006-07-04, 21:51:59
Ahh well...I do have both now ^_^ Now I can compare  ;) And that DVD that comes with the revisited version is always a good bonus...
pretty funny footage
LOL. well it gives Arjen a little bit more money to keep up the good work ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-07-05, 09:20:15
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :D :D
Frask, you have a hole in your hand! ;)
But you also have an eye for good music. It's no shame to buy two the same CD's in a very short period of time. 8)
Take the DVD with you next week! Today I'm going to give "de Nootzaak"* a call for Smoke & Mirrors, I WANT IT!!! ;D

*an alternative music store in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.


By the way, I want to buy Frost - Milliontown in France so I'm checking the internet now for any prog stores around Grasse, Cannes, Nice etc. etc.
EDIT: Any help appreciated......  :( Man, this is difficult... There must be a way to find an alternative music store in Grass...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-07-05, 09:49:54
Rush - Replay x3  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Cyborg-Frask on Wed, 2006-07-05, 18:40:51
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LOL. well it gives Arjen a little bit more money to keep up the good work  ;D
Yeah...I'm just supporting him  8) afther this i'm going to set up a support action..."Help Arjen to keep up the good work, giro 555"...I hope it's going to work  ::)

Quote
Frask, you have a hole in your hand! ;)
Indeed I do....and i'm going to fill that hole up with new albums :P.

Quote
But you also have an eye for good music.
Hehehe  :D....you too ;D, actually it's thanks to you that I got into music :D without you I wouldn't even have heard of Arjen and I wouldn't even know the word "Prog" :D

So please 3 big hooray-s for our acid friend :D  *ola*

Quote
Take the DVD with you next week! Today I'm going to give "de Nootzaak"* a call for Smoke & Mirrors, I WANT IT!!!
Of course i'll take it with me... 8) Just make sure your DVD player is working and ready to go  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Herben on Wed, 2006-08-02, 14:21:07
It was Queensryche 2 cds Tribe I got that for 5 euro and Empire for 10 euro
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-08-02, 14:34:02
Hmm aparently I haven't posted here since my vacation...

So:

Ray Wilson
- Ray Wilson Live [15 euros]
- An Audience And Ray Wilson (Limited Live Acoustic Solo Album) [15 euros]

Stiltskin
- She [because I bought the other two Ray albums I got this one for free]

Frost*
- Milliontown [15 euros]


And I also ordered via Verglas' website:
- Nolan & Wakeman's The Hound Of The Baskervilles
- The Urbane's Neon
- Arena's Songs From The Lion's Cage
- Arena's Smoke & Mirrors (Limited Edition)

Can't wait! I already saw a little bit of Smoke & Mirrors because Cyborg-Frask already got it. And to be honest... About the other ones, I know what I'll get! ;) And it's awesome!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2006-08-05, 15:11:53
Millenium - Something bestofandunreleased...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-07, 14:46:18
I couldn't resist and bought three more CD's today... :'(

Genesis - Calling All Stations for 8,99 euro.
Ray Wilson - Change (Special Edition) and
Ray Wilson - The Next Best Thing for 20,00 euro.
Ha! ;D

I hope I won't find myself buying any more stuff soon... :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 17:06:25
Roger Waters - Ca Ira

I really have no idea what to expect...  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-07, 17:30:31
Roger Waters - Ca Ira

I have really no idea what to expect...  :-\

The single or double disc?
Please tell me as soon as you know how good/bad it is!
I might give this to my dad as a (belated) birthday-present!
(Or maybe Anthony Phillips latest album, or David Gilmour's.)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 17:35:37
The single or double disc?

The double english version.

Quote
Please tell me as soon as you know how good/bad it is!
I might give this to my dad as a (belated) birthday-present!
(Or maybe Anthony Phillips latest album, or David Gilmour's.)

Are you sure? It seems to be a classical album. It's got nothing to do with any of the previous works of Mr. Waters or Pink Floyd.

Read this review:

Quote from: amazon.com
I definitely enjoy classical music, and I do appreciate the opera genre, but I didn't own any classical operas on CD. Until now: I've just bought "Ça Ira" by former Pink Floyd bassist/composer Roger Waters. Like many other longtime Waters/Pink Floyd fans, I had known about Roger's "Ça Ira" project for some time. In the pipeline for 15 long years, it almost seemed as if "Ça Ira" would never see the light of day. But Roger has finally finished it and released it to the world, and, I must admit, it's a very impressive work. Basing his classical opera on an original libretto by Etienne & Nadine Roda-Gil, Waters' "Ça Ira" is the story of the French Revolution, with the opera metaphorically set inside a circus ring, complete with a ringmaster, clowns, and acrobats acting out the tale. To make a long review short, I'll just say this: I think the music is quite powerful, the libretto (in english) is very intriguing, and the vocal performances by such opera veterans as Bryn Terfel, Paul Groves and Ying Huang are all superb. I also like the various sound effects, such as guns & cannons being fired, dogs barking, and the falling of the guillotine, as they all add to the mood & atmosphere of the piece. And the sound quality is great, too."Ça Ira" may not be for everybody, as some of Roger's fans may have set their expectations of it too high. My advice to them is this: don't expect to hear "The Wall Part II," or anything "Floydian" for that matter. This is a *classical* opera, not a rock opera. There's no guitar solos, no rock elements whatsoever, and Roger doesn't sing on it, either. But Roger HAS done an incredible job here, and, after waiting 15 years for it, I'm just happy to finally hear "Ça Ira" at last. And it is very, very good stuff indeed. I hope I can see it performed on the live stage in the near future, too. I strongly recommend picking up Roger Waters' "Ça Ira"!
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Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-07, 20:58:08
The double english version.

Are you sure? It seems to be a classical album. It's got nothing to do with any of the previous works of Mr. Waters or Pink Floyd.

Read this review:

Quote from: amazon.com
review

Alright then. I can say that I wasn't sure indeed. But my dad likes Pink Floyd and since Roger Waters was a Pink Floyd member I thought this could be something he'd like. I have no idea what it is.
Have you heard it by yourself? Or did you buy it via internet and don't have it yet?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:07:14
Dudes, get your quotes straigt... Well, at least the codes for it ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:09:56
Alright then. I can say that I wasn't sure indeed. But my dad likes Pink Floyd and since Roger Waters was a Pink Floyd member I thought this could be something he'd like. I have no idea what it is.
Have you heard it by yourself? Or did you buy it via internet and don't have it yet?

I don't have it yet. I know he's been at this for almost 15 or 16 years and from what i heard he is really glad that it's finished. I already knew it was an opera but since i'm not really an opera fan, like some classical parts though like Bach for instance or Rosini, i'm a bit scarred for this, so to say. :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:12:19
Dudes, get your quotes straigt... Well, at least the codes for it ;D

It looks good, doesn't it?  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:18:54
I felt like you were putting yourself in little boxes! Don't do that, other people do that enough with people how like our kind of music ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:23:25
Dudes, get your quotes straigt... Well, at least the codes for it ;D

 :-[ I'm sorry... :'(
 :( I've edited my post, I hope you're pleased now... :-\

I also don't really like operas, but I do like classical music too. My dad also likes classical music, don't know his view on operas though...
I'm sure I can listen to some samples somewhere.
But I think my dad likes David Gilmour more. (hehehe Gilmour more, hehehe) ahum.
It's a tie between David Gilmour and Antony Phillips then.
I think in the end I'll decide to chose good ol' Ant, but you never know.

We're slightly getting offtopic now.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:29:21

But I think my dad likes David Gilmour more. (hehehe Gilmour more, hehehe) ahum.

 ;D

If you are refering to Gilmour's latest, be ready for a suprise. It's not bad, on the contrary, it is quite good, but it's also is an album which can make you really really easily fall to sleep.  :-\
Don't expect prog or something like that, it's a bit Floydish but in a really really slow way.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:39:13
;D

If you are refering to Gilmour's latest, be ready for a suprise. It's not bad, on the contrary, it is quite good, but it's also is an album which can make you really really easily fall to sleep.  :-\
Don't expect prog or something like that, it's a bit Floydish but in a really really slow way.

;D

I know! ;)
Sssshhh :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 21:40:17
;D

I know! ;)
Sssshhh :o

I won't tell.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 22:13:13
Oops, i did it again ( ;D):

Forgot to mention that i also ordered both the DVD and CD of Score, the new (!) live thingy from Dream Theater.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-07, 22:17:09
Oops, i did it again ( ;D):

Forgot to mention that i also ordered both the DVD and CD of Score, the new (!) live thingy from Dream Theater.  8)
Whoa!! Tell me all about it as soon as you have it! That way I'll know wether I want to have it or not... ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2006-08-07, 22:19:57
It's DT, ofcoarse you want it ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-07, 22:23:47
What moosey said.  :D

Whoa!! Tell me all about it as soon as you have it! That way I'll know wether I want to have it or not... ;)

Check this. *horns* (http://www.dreamtheater.net/)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-08-11, 18:44:51
Bought today: SAW I + II

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2006-08-11, 18:53:34
Bought today: SAW I + II

 8)

Ah two movies which are filled with blood, sawn off heads, legs, arms (etc.), murder, cruelty and gore.
I hope you'll enjoy it...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Fri, 2006-08-11, 23:25:02
I see limbs/organs every day at work, I don't need to see that stuff for entertainment :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2006-08-12, 00:08:51
While on holidays, the postman brought two cd's. So unfortunately I had to wait for two weeks to hear them:

Frost* - Milliontown
Steve Thorne - Emotional Creatures part one

Both albums are not absolutely a 'wowser' after two listenings, but they will definitely grow on me. I have heard some great tracks.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-08-12, 17:10:20
Ah two movies which are filled with blood, sawn off heads, legs, arms (etc.), murder, cruelty and gore.
I hope you'll enjoy it...

Sure i will.  :D

Nice relaxing movies for a Saturday evening.  *horns*

Quote from: Appelmoes
I see limbs/organs every day at work, I don't need to see that stuff for entertainment  :-\

I can imagine that.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sun, 2006-08-13, 00:42:53
I could contribute to this thread, medically... but I'm gonna shut up, other than telling that I've got the RUSH 3xReplay thing lying on my desk here. Maybe I mentioned it already...? ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Sun, 2006-08-13, 21:54:06
Recently bought Pendragon - Believe (re-mastered) and I'm liking it a lot  :D

Helenxxx

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2006-08-13, 21:57:32
Recently bought Pendragon - Believe (re-mastered) and I'm liking it a lot  :D

Helenxxx



Re-mastered? Allready? Tell me, besides that it has been re-mastered, what's so different about it?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Mon, 2006-08-14, 11:41:24
Deep Space Nine Complete Series 1 - 7 box set  8)
Frost* - Milliontown
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Mon, 2006-08-14, 13:52:03
Re-mastered? Allready? Tell me, besides that it has been re-mastered, what's so different about it?

I can't tell you what's different, because I don't own the original. It does include 2 bonus tracks "Armageddon" & "Insomnia" which have been re-recorded.

Helenxxx
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-14, 16:34:41
Ehhmm I think you've made a mistake. ;)
I guess Helen means The Jewel (Remastered). That one has Armageddon and Insomnia on it.
Of course there isn't a remastered version of Believe. :D

Oh by the way, I'm not really a Pendragon fan. ;)
I think Believe is too spacey with just a few (3 or something) good songs on it, I might try the other albums though.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2006-08-14, 17:25:56
Deep Space Nine Complete Series 1 - 7 box set  8)
Frost* - Milliontown

What is the Frost* album like mate ?

My last purchase was Saturday night fever OST and have i been strutting my funky stuff or what!!!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-08-14, 20:44:47
What is the Frost* album like mate ?

Imagine a bit of Wind & Wuthering-Genesis in a 2005 shape with a bit of Kino and a bit of OSI or Porcupine Tree mixed with Atomic Kitten.

Or something like that. ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Mon, 2006-08-14, 22:03:56
Ehhmm I think you've made a mistake. ;)
I guess Helen means The Jewel (Remastered). That one has Armageddon and Insomnia on it.
Of course there isn't a remastered version of Believe. :D

Oh by the way, I'm not really a Pendragon fan. ;)
I think Believe is too spacey with just a few (3 or something) good songs on it, I might try the other albums though.

You are so right, I do mean The Jewel  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Helenxxx
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: HelenDo on Mon, 2006-08-14, 22:06:35
What is the Frost* album like mate ?

My last purchase was Saturday night fever OST and have i been strutting my funky stuff or what!!!!

I think the Frost* CD is fantastic, but hey what do I know, I can't even remember which Pendragon CD it is I've just bought  ;D

Helenxxx
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-08-14, 22:19:04
I think the Frost* CD is fantastic, but hey what do I know, I can't even remember which Pendragon CD it is I've just bought  ;D

Helenxxx

A temporary lapse of confusion.  ;)

Don't worry. You'll get passed it.  :D




Ps> one step away from the illusive and omniscient realm of the imperator (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/icon_twisted1.gif)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Tue, 2006-08-15, 04:38:37
What is the Frost* album like mate ?

My last purchase was Saturday night fever OST and have i been strutting my funky stuff or what!!!!

Listen to Black Light Machine (http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=2542)

It's all shiney and modern and this track  has John Mitchell at his very best.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2006-08-15, 09:33:57
Sounds very very good  :)

Maybe this will be my next purchase when i get paid next week

Rock on Gem
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Tue, 2006-08-15, 10:01:19
What is the Frost* album like mate ?

My last purchase was Saturday night fever OST and have i been strutting my funky stuff or what!!!!
Okay, that's a very disturbing image  :o :D ;)

The Frost* album is excellent, mate, especially the first and last two tracks. The title track is brilliant  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2006-08-15, 10:02:57
Okay, that's a very disturbing image  :o :D ;)

The Frost* album is excellent, mate, especially the first and last two tracks. The title track is brilliant  ;D

Good job i didnt mention my take on Burning love then  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Oliver Twist on Wed, 2006-08-16, 19:43:40
Rocket Scientists - Oblivion Days

Ian
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2006-08-16, 22:51:16
Rocket Scientists - Oblivion Days

Perfect choice! 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-08-17, 08:50:10
Rocket Scientists... I know that name... Can't really remember though...

What is it like?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2006-08-17, 11:41:11
Rocket Scientists... I know that name... Can't really remember though...

What is it like?

A progressive rockband with Erik Norlander on keyboards, Mark McCrite on vocals, Tommy Amato on drums and Don Schiff on the Chapman Stick. The album 'Oblivion Days' is quite heavy, Erik's wife Lana Lane does some harmony vocals and Arjen Lucassen plays rhytm guitars on several tracks and solo guitars on one track. I think that's why you remember the name of the band  ;). Other guest players on this album are Neil Citron, Greg Ellis and Tony Franklin. Difficult to describe the music, but the keyboards are the most present.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2006-08-18, 14:37:33
Just ordered Shadowland - Through the Looking Glass. Very curious, it's my first Shadowland album.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2006-08-18, 15:18:14
Just ordered Shadowland - Through the Looking Glass. Very curious, it's my first Shadowland album.

I listened to that one this morning. Great stuff! Very much Arenalike where they tried to be more mainstream.
It is absolutely GREAT and a MUST for an Arena fan!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2006-08-20, 19:36:28
Seventh Avenue
- Eternals
- Between the Worlds

Saviour Machine
- Saviour Machine
- Saviour Machine II
- Legend Part I
- Legend Part II
- Legend Part III.I
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2006-08-20, 20:08:04
Saviour Machine
- Saviour Machine
- Saviour Machine II
- Legend Part I
- Legend Part II
- Legend Part III.I

Hmm... didn't think it was that good.
The Legend series are somewhat better though. And the Saviour Machine track on ProgArchives "Carnaval Of Souls" is also very good!
Although, I prefer the voice of Eric Clayton (which is absolutely EXCELLENT, don't get me wrong! Among the best voices I've heard!) with Ayreon.

Ehhmmm... I haven't bought anything between now and the last time... ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-08-25, 23:32:16
Suprise:

My latest pre-order:

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death incl DVD.

 *horns* 8) *horns* 8) *horns* 8) *horns*  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: debsss on Tue, 2006-08-29, 11:54:21
DVD Monsters & Co

CD Nightwish - End of an Era *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-08-29, 12:06:02
DVD Monsters & Co

CD Nightwish - End of an Era *horns*

Monsters & Co (the English version is Monsters Inc. btw).
I've seen the English version and when Sullivan says "You go to sleep" I always wondered how the dutch (or any other language) would translate that, since Sullivan is using gestures. (Jij gaat twee slapen...?)

Please let me know as soon as you (and your son) watched it! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Thu, 2006-08-31, 13:21:50
Suprise:

My latest pre-order:

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death incl DVD.

 *horns* 8) *horns* 8) *horns* 8) *horns*  :P
Same here  8)

Also pre-ordered the new Audioslave and Mars Volta albums, plus about a million dvds...  :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-08-31, 17:17:15

...plus about a million dvds...  :o


 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Fri, 2006-09-01, 09:49:40
:o :o :o
Okay, that might have been a slight exaggeration  :D

Although I have been in the process of replacing all my Region 2 Farscape DVDs with the Region 1 Starburst editions, plus there was Smallville season 5 and Battlestar Galactica season 2, and maybe some Voyager and Enterprise...  *horns*

Okay, not such an exaggeration after all  ::)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2006-09-01, 16:54:11
GPS - Window To The Soul

GPS is the new band of former Asia singer John Payne. The album arrived today, I'll be listening it tonight. The soundbytes are very promising and the complete track, also on their website http://www.musicbygps.com/ is awesome  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-09-01, 22:39:44
Today finally arrived two long awaited items:

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death

*Nothing new under the sun, which isn't really strange from a band that exist for almost 30 years (!) but a very nice album indeed. Better than D.O.D.
Beware: i only heard it twice today so my opinion may be different in a week from now.  :D

Dream Theater - Score DVD & CD

*Just saw the DVD and i must confess that this is an amazing trip through the archives of DT. Simply the best DVD i bought this year.
Must admit that i skipped "I Walk Beside You" since i really don't like this song but even a less likeable song like "Innocence Faded" is simply amazing.  8)

I'm a happy man right now.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-09-02, 13:57:33
V for Vendetta

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/vforvendetta.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2006-09-02, 20:15:48
How is it?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2006-09-02, 20:29:13
How is it?

Fine, and how are you?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2006-09-03, 14:02:13
I'm ok, bit tired... :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Herben on Sun, 2006-09-03, 16:34:08
I'm ok, bit tired... :P
Do LP's also count on this purchase forum, I bought an LP from Mike Oldfield, never heard this music before, not too bad in fact.
The Album was named Earth Moving
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2006-09-03, 16:42:07
How is it?

If you mean my last purchase ehm...i don't have a clue.  :-\ I haven't seen it yet.  :(

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: debsss on Sun, 2006-09-03, 20:38:04
Monsters & Co (the English version is Monsters Inc. btw).
I've seen the English version and when Sullivan says "You go to sleep" I always wondered how the dutch (or any other language) would translate that, since Sullivan is using gestures. (Jij gaat twee slapen...?)

Please let me know as soon as you (and your son) watched it! ;)

So Sorry... you're right.... English version it´s monters Inc.
I forgot about it, but next time i watch it i´ll let you know how they translated it..

But haven´t you seen the movie yet??? Allready an old movie....
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2006-09-03, 20:45:39
But haven´t you seen the movie yet??? Allready an old movie....

I've seen the English version without subtitles a long time ago. (We ehhmm downloaded it... ::))
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: debsss on Sun, 2006-09-03, 20:51:54
We ehhmm downloaded it... ::)


Tssssssssssssk....... :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2006-09-03, 21:03:09
In the quote box you have made it visible!! :o

 ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2006-09-05, 17:10:55
OK I've done it again...
Why can't I keep my promises?!?!?!?! :'(

Anyway I've spent too much money again...

Dream Theater - Score [I was complaining about the price, it was 24,99.... But at my Progstore I bought it for only 17,95]
Dream Theater - Score DVD [21,95, a bargain really it's soooooo good! Better than I expected!]
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2006-09-07, 13:11:06
I have just downloaded via HMV the following -

Frost - Milliontown
Sylvan - Artificial paradise
Katatonia - the great cold distance
Anathema - Alternative 4

Prog rock metal tastic

And all for £14.99 per month and i only signed up today  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: debsss on Thu, 2006-09-07, 19:35:32
In the quote box you have made it visible!! :o

 ;)

Hehehehe I know....hehehe ;D
I may be blondT but it's only out of a jar  :D hehehe
sometime i can be such a B...H  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-09-07, 20:36:40
sometime i can be such a B...H  8)

You mean a bra? ???

I wonder how then! ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2006-09-30, 13:13:47
cd: Martin Orford - Classical Music and Popular Songs

I admit: the title is a bit strange, but it remains progressive rock  ;).

Line-up: Steve Christey: Drums, Gary Chandler: Guitar, Martin Orford: Keyboards, John Jowitt: Bass guitar
Guest musicians: David Kilminster, John Wetton, Tony Wright, Michael Holmes, Paul Cook, Peter Nichols.

DVD: IQ - Stage (Dark Matter tour)

It's a double DVD, containing two concerts: Nearfest USA and Burg Herzberg Festival Germany.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-10-02, 21:53:11
Last saturday i bought the new Blind Guardian album called A Twist In the Myth.
Heard a lot of people about this band but somehow i never heard a tune of them in my life, eventhough they exist for almost twenty years.
I wanted to know what they sound like so i bought the album.

It's nice. Reminds me a bit of the early Helloween but with a twist. If i bought this album twenty years ago it would be an amazingly great album. Twenty years later/older/wiser (? ::)) i think it's quite enjoyable. Not outstanding but rather nice.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-10-05, 12:18:34
74,79 euros...

74,79 bloody euros!!!!


That's the price I paid for:

IQ - Seventh House
IQ - Dark Matter
Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever
Genesis - And Then There Were Three
Pendragon - Masquarade Overture

Oh well...

And I paid 17,50 for a ticket to the Frost*gig for next week. And I'll have to pay the train from Amersfoort to Helmond...
And a lot of Frost merchandise will be going with me.

October is expensive...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Thu, 2006-10-05, 15:10:38
.... another one ... caught inside the WEB!   :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2006-10-07, 17:01:41
Pendragon - And now everybody to the stage

Limited editon: 1 DVD + 2 cd's  *horns*

Arrived today  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Mon, 2006-10-09, 16:36:55
The Flower Kings - Instant Delivery
Derek Sherinian - Mythology
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Mon, 2006-10-09, 20:48:05
Dream Theater - Score .... for my best man's birthday ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-10-09, 21:15:56
The Flower Kings - Instant Delivery


Great choice, Willow. Don't know if you watched it already or even noticed it, but there might be problem with it if you have the Pal version.

Read this:

Quote from: insideOut
Dear music lovers! The latest The Flower Kings DVD Instant Delivery doesn't work properly on older DVD players.
Sometimes the menu on DVD1 freezes and the 5.1 mix on DVD2 is faulty.
If you detect these errors on your discs, you can exchange them by sending the DVDs (without packaging) to:

InsideOut Music GmbH
-Flower Kings DVD-
Landwehr 4-6
D-47533 Kleve
Germany

Kindest regards,

InsideOut Music

Just to inform you.  ;)

I just ordered the DVD/2CD set by the way, so i'm anxiously waiting if i will have any problem with it. Hopefully not.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2006-10-09, 21:56:12
A couple by Anathema - A fine day to exit and a natural disaster plus Masquerade overture by pendragon as recommended by PH - no pressure then mate  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2006-10-09, 22:12:01
plus Masquerade overture by pendragon as recommended by PH - no pressure then mate  :D

You won't regret it! I think it's really good and a worthy addition to any prog collection.

Man, how I was blinded by their 2005 release called "Believe". In my opinion Masquerade Overture is soooo much better.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-10-09, 22:13:45
You won't regret it! I think it's really good and a worthy addition to any prog collection.

Man, how I was blinded by their 2005 release called "Believe". In my opinion Masquerade Overture is soooo much better.

Then wait till you've heard Not Of This World. In my humble opinion this album is the best that they've ever done. Allong with The World.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2006-10-09, 22:52:50
PH and Maddox , you two are going to have me spending all my sort of hard earned cash soon  ;) 
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2006-10-09, 23:27:15
PH and Maddox , you two are going to have me spending all my sort of hard earned cash soon  ;) 

 ;D I feel sorry for your bank account.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Tue, 2006-10-10, 10:09:37
Great choice, Willow. Don't know if you watched it already or even noticed it, but there might be problem with it if you have the Pal version.

Read this:

Just to inform you.  ;)

I just ordered the DVD/2CD set by the way, so i'm anxiously waiting if i will have any problem with it. Hopefully not.  :-\
Oh, thanks for that Mad - I haven't watched it yet. Fingers crossed it'll be okay as my dvd player's quite new  :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2006-10-10, 23:14:08
Oh, thanks for that Mad - I haven't watched it yet. Fingers crossed it'll be okay as my dvd player's quite new  :(

Than you wouldn't have a problem with it. Mine is a bit older ( aprox. 2 and a half years ) so... :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2006-10-10, 23:59:12
The Spider forced me to do this:

Just ordered Sylvan's Artificial Paradise.

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2006-10-11, 09:42:41
Just ordered Sylvan's Artificial Paradise.

Good choice, I assure you that you won't regret it!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Wed, 2006-10-11, 11:47:51
Good choice, I assure you that you won't regret it!

true, that one rocks byg tyme !
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-10-11, 17:05:41
..................
...............
............
.........
......
...
...I just got to see what's on my bank account, and I can tell you this... :o
The amount on my bank account has reduced with 350 Euros!!

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

I've got to stop myself...

Hopefully my salary will increase as soon as I get to the age of 19 next month.
And since next month is my birthday, I feel forced to set *money* on my wishlist...

I guess I won't be posting in this topic anytime soon...

Hopefully... Or else I'm doomed...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2006-10-11, 23:30:27
Good choice, I assure you that you won't regret it!

And:

Quote from: Peter
true, that one rocks byg tyme !

It should be delivered in three days so i'm a bit anxious now. Wish it was Friday.  *horns*

But off course, with my luck it probably arrive in my mailbox on friday the 27th.  :-\  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Thu, 2006-10-12, 04:58:01
Sting - Songs from the Labyrinth
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: cabo on Thu, 2006-10-12, 08:21:12
Mostly Autumn - The V shows.

I'm a bit disappointed. Bad soundquality, makes me wonder how well Arena is produced.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-10-14, 16:11:19
It should be delivered in three days so i'm a bit anxious now. Wish it was Friday.  *horns*

But off course, with my luck it probably arrive in my mailbox on friday the 27th.  :-\  ;)

You see? I told you so.  >:( Didn't recieved in my mailbox yesterday.  >:(

I got it today.  ;D

 *horns*  *horns*  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sat, 2006-10-14, 16:25:27
Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere...

Absolutely great!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-10-14, 16:29:00
Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere...

Absolutely great!

Due to the problem of having too many items on my rather long list, i haven't ordered the DVD yet(!).  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: CygnusX1 on Sat, 2006-10-14, 17:30:07
In the supermarket yesterday, managed to actually find some decent cds for the car stereo.  Picked up an Ultravox compilation and "Know Your Enemy" by the Manic Street Preachers, for a grand total of £10.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2006-10-14, 19:21:50
The Open Door from Evanescence
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sun, 2006-10-15, 23:57:35
Virgin Steele - Visions of Eden (+ the five or so albums I didn't have)

Brother Firetribe - False Metal

Marty Friedman - Loudspeaker

Chris de Burgh - The Storyman
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2006-10-17, 21:33:45
Of course:

Arena - Ten Years On

 8) *horns* 8) *horns* 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: marcello on Wed, 2006-10-18, 12:40:03
Olias of Sunhillow - Jon Anderson
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2006-10-21, 13:50:53
Rocket Scientists - Revolution Road (2 cd)

Sounding great  *ola* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: debsss on Fri, 2006-10-27, 13:46:10
I have a reservation at thew nearest cd-shop...
Tomorrow i'll get pink floyd - pulse, eagles- farewell tour and..... over the hedge  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-10-27, 21:16:50
pink floyd - pulse


Great choice, debsss. Though i don't quite understand why they postponed it so much. It didn't made the DVD any better.  :-\



Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2006-10-27, 21:17:01
Not exactly a purchase, but last night I recorded a one-hour show by David Gilmour, a kind of "semi-unplugged concert", with guest appearances by Michael Kamen and Robert Waytt, and a "Sam Brown" is doing backings, don't know if it's the one we all know...

Fabulous, fantastic, awesome. Love it!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Sat, 2006-10-28, 16:10:21
and a "Sam Brown" is doing backings, don't know if it's the one we all know...


Yes it is, she has been a backing vocalist for years, she says she prefers to be part of a band rather to be out front on her own.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sat, 2006-10-28, 20:11:24
Yes it is, she has been a backing vocalist for years, she says she prefers to be part of a band rather to be out front on her own.

Ah, thanks for the info then. This is the first time I really enjoy having bought a DVD recorder. Great.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bellanova on Sun, 2006-10-29, 09:29:11
I received a late birthday present the other day. The dvd Peter Gabriel- Play: The videos, so im looking forward to giving that a spin. Not had a chance yet!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: jeffMc on Sun, 2006-10-29, 19:07:40
Latest CD purchases:

Caamora
IQ - The Wake
Frost - Milliontown  (Ok, so I am late... ;) Figured I get it now that they are on leave )
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2006-10-29, 20:23:30
I just ordered the new Spocks Beard album, simply called 'Spocks Beard'.
Unfortunately they won't release any special edition so i have to settle with this.

And ordered a new release of Fates Warning's A Pleasant Shade Of Gray CD/DVD.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: debsss on Mon, 2006-10-30, 13:19:31
Great choice, debsss. Though i don't quite understand why they postponed it so much. It didn't made the DVD any better.  :-\






Thnx... but personally I like the eagles better!!!

Damn everytime i play that dvd I get "kippevel" all over....

those old guys still play superb at their age... !!!! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2006-10-30, 14:32:45

Thnx... but personally I like the eagles better!!!

Damn everytime i play that dvd I get "kippevel" all over....

those old guys still play superb at their age... !!!! ;)

I think that you mean "goosebumps"  ;D

Know that feeling ;).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: willowroolz on Wed, 2006-11-01, 10:20:49
Opeth - Ghost Reveries special edition  *horns*

And pre-ordered Joe Satriani's new dvd  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2006-11-01, 14:50:13
Latest CD purchases:

Caamora
IQ - The Wake
Frost - Milliontown  (Ok, so I am late... ;) Figured I get it now that they are on leave )


With Milliontown you're late indeed... But then you're much later with The Wake as well boy... ;)

And Caamora... yes... I really want to know how it sounds...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-11-04, 19:24:53
Today i bought Opeth's Ghost Reveries Re-issue which includes a bonus track and a bonus-DVD. 

And i bought a new PC.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Sun, 2006-11-05, 13:35:46
Anemo - Slowburn, check out the samples on thier website http://www.anemo.co.uk/audio.htm

Chimpan A - Another one with Sam Brown on it...lead and backing vocals this time. More details here (http://www.musicaldiscoveries.com/digest/digest.php?a=viewr&id=686)
and here (http://www.chimpana.com)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2006-11-05, 23:33:30
I just became a member of Voices.UK. Does that count too?  *horns*

 ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Ile2006 on Sun, 2006-11-12, 02:36:40
Arena -  LIVE & LIFE Contagion Tour 2003 Pack: 2CDs and 1 short DVD
Frank Zappa - Best Of Frank Zappa
Jeff Healey - See The Light
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2006-11-12, 03:21:36
Welcome Ile2006! Rock on! *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Ile2006 on Sun, 2006-11-12, 03:35:31
Thanks Appelmoes and Rock On *horns* to you too!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2006-11-18, 00:36:06
Today i finally got my hands on Pure Reason Revolution's The Dark Third.

Highly recommended to anyone who likes Porcupine Tree. (darn, i'm categorising again. :-\ )
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2006-11-19, 22:09:27
Speaking of Porcupine Tree...

Because I'm almost turning 19 (Tuesday) I got Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (Expanded 2 Disc Edition) from my parents today! :)
Which comes with a DVD with 5.1 surround sound versions of the songs.
Problem is, it won't play the songs...
(I don't have a 5.1 surround set but it HAS to give SOME sound, or what?)

Anyway, the music is nice whatsoever. ;D

Thanks Mom and Dad! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-12-08, 20:47:59
This week i ordered and received Yellow Matter Custard.  8)

For anyone who is wondering what the heck i'm talking about, check this. :D (http://www.radiantrecords.com/catalog.asp?Item=169&ID=16)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2006-12-08, 23:02:33
Yeah that's cool Maddox, a cover band. ::)
Just kidding, these guys are brilliant! I really liked their brilliance(?) on the Morse Bonus discs. The covers are even so good that I think they're better than the original.
For example U2's Where The Streets Have No Name, I don't like U2 but Morse and co did a good job on it!

I like your new avatar by the way! It's very... Christmas-ish.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-12-08, 23:08:48

For example U2's Where The Streets Have No Name, I don't like U2 but Morse and co did a good job on it!

Well, opinions differ. I prefer the original. But then again, i'm a fan of U2.  *horns*

Not that i don't like Mr. Morse btw. He's brilliant too.

Quote
I like your new avatar by the way! It's very... Christmas-ish.

Obviously it's a temporary one. I'm really getting into the Christmas spirit. The only thing missing is...SNOW.  :-\
But then again, it's not Christmas yet so...

*doing the snow-dance.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2006-12-09, 01:24:13
Well, opinions differ. I prefer the original. But then again, i'm a fan of U2.  *horns*
I think the're both ok, mainly because the're so alike. I expected a little more from Neal though, he could have made a great progversion of it, but I guess the song is hard to cover and still keep that unique sound. Compliments for U2 for making such a unique song then *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Mon, 2006-12-11, 23:17:18
I thought it was about time I brought my own copy of DREAM THEATER - 'Metropolis 2: Scenes From A Memory', and give my mate his copy back. (He was missing it y'see!)

I purchased 'Ten Years On' as well.

...amongst other things... ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2006-12-15, 22:52:13
I just ordered myself a copy of Cryptic Vision's In A World and the DVD of Porcupine Tree's Arriving Somewhere... 8)  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2006-12-21, 11:30:23
Yesterday I shamelessly bought:

Kaipa's "The Decca Years" which consists of:
- Kaipa (1975)
- Inget Nytt Under Solen (1976)
- Solo (1978)

Furthermore I thought it would be cool to buy:
- Notes From The Past
- Keyholder
- Mindrevolutions

Got all the Proggy albums of Kaipa now!
And besides that I also bought:

Spock's Beard - Spock's Beard
Spock's Beard - Octane
Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere...
The Flower Kings - Paradox Hotel

Funny thing to say: The Flower Kings' Paradox Hotel costed me 10 euros only.


That was 1,5 times my month salary...

Ahh well, it's great stuff anyway!
I REALLY like the Kaipa stuff.
Especially the old 70's stuff is VERY nice. Very childlike playing, but with passion!

Next time I buy something it will be Neal Morse's new album.
Untill then I WON'T BUY ANYTHING!!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Thu, 2006-12-21, 13:51:32
Next time I buy something it will be Neal Morse's new album.
Untill then I WON'T BUY ANYTHING!!!

Are you sure about that?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-12-21, 16:48:31


Next time I buy something it will be Neal Morse's new album.
Untill then I WON'T BUY ANYTHING!!!

Let's wait and see.  ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2006-12-26, 14:24:56
This week i received my copy of:

Kamelot - One Cold Winter's Night 2CD/DVD

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2006-12-28, 19:33:12
Believe  by Pendragon and Milliontown by Frost

A top proggin time to be had by me when they arrive  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2006-12-28, 19:47:27
Believe  by Pendragon and Milliontown by Frost
Both great choices  *horns* 8)

I've got a mail that my order: 'Shadow Gallery - Room V' was sent today  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2006-12-28, 20:42:29

I've got a mail that my order: 'Shadow Gallery - Room V' was sent today  8)

Don't know if you're familiar with the work of Shadow Gallery but believe me...You'll like it.  8)

If not. Don't blame me.  :P  ;)

NP> Kamelot - One Cold Winter's Night

Track: CD I # 04 - The Edge Of Paradise
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2006-12-29, 22:18:43
Don't know if you're familiar with the work of Shadow Gallery but believe me...You'll like it.  8)

If not. Don't blame me.  :P  ;)
Wasn't familiar with their work, only heard soundbytes. I don't have to blame anyone, got it today and it rocks  *horns* *ola*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2007-01-07, 21:05:53
Last week, actually it's last year  ::), i preordered the new Pain Of Salvation CD called Scarsick and after a lengthy consideration i ordered...

...

...

Magenta's Home incl. New York Suite.

I liked Seven but wasn't really stunned by their music. But since i heard so many good things about Home and ehm.. obtained a track other than the usual way  ::) that i really liked, i finally ordered the CD. Am really curious.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2007-01-12, 21:14:10
Just ordered myself a copy of the new Sylvan album 'Presets'.

And...

a...

Sticker.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Sat, 2007-01-13, 08:59:47
A couple more by Pendragon - Not of this world and Window of life

Cant wait  :D

End of the month i will order Contagion
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2007-01-13, 18:25:14
A couple more by Pendragon - Not of this world and Window of life

Cant wait  :D

End of the month i will order Contagion
Wow, all three albums are masterpieces  *horns* 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2007-01-16, 12:33:25
Wow, all three albums are masterpieces  *horns* 8)

If you like it mate then that is good enough for me  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-01-20, 14:49:38
Hope this counts too:

Blade Runner Director's Cut (film)

Command & Conquer: The First Decade (pc games)

Splinter Cell - Chaos Theory (pc game)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-01-22, 12:11:00
Command & Conquer: The First Decade (pc games)

_O_


Hail to our great leader Kane! ;)
Kane lives in death! ;D

C&C: The First Decade is amazing, I tell you!
Great choice, do you've got the Bonus DVD with it? I think that was awesome!

(I'm a true C&C fan!)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-01-22, 20:18:05
_O_


Hail to our great leader Kane! ;)
Kane lives in death! ;D

C&C: The First Decade is amazing, I tell you!
Great choice, do you've got the Bonus DVD with it? I think that was awesome!

(I'm a true C&C fan!)

Yes, i also have the bonus DVD with it. It came with a rather large box which looked pretty nice if you ask me. Pretty strange that i bought it though. Already have C&C I, II, Tiberium Sun + Firestorm and Renegade.
I am playing C&C I again and though it was was nice when it came out, it now seems a bit out of date.  :-\ Also played Red alert II and that one is so great.  *horns* Haven't finished it yet though.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-01-22, 21:03:28
Oh, i forgot: my latest acquisition:

Trijntje Oosterhuis - The Look of Love with Metropole Orchestra.

 ;D

Edit:

How could i forget this?  :o

I just ordered, well pre-ordered to be precise: Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
(Darn. There only will be one version of the album.  >:()

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-02-19, 20:29:08
Just pre-ordered the new Marillion album 'Somewhere Else'. Will be released with a limited edition DVD.

 *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Mon, 2007-02-19, 21:42:19
Blind Ego - Mirror
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2007-02-20, 08:14:00
Aerial by Kate Bush and Bllood Mountain by Mastodon
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2007-02-20, 12:33:51
Blind Ego - Mirror

It rocks!!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-02-27, 17:39:35
Yesterday I ordered the following:
- Stream Of Passion - Embrace The Storm (Special Edition)
- Spock's Beard - Snow (Limited Edition)
- Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third (2 CD)
- Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura

Secretly I already know them all! ;)

They're all amazing, and to be honest, Neal Morse's newest solo release is the best he has done yet. It's the best album I've heard this year and it currently is #1 on my Top 10 of 2007.
(And that was just MP3 quality...)

Can't wait to have PRR's album in my hands so I can read the lyrics. I absolutely had no idea what they were singing at all.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-03-03, 22:20:04
26 February I placed an order and yesterday (2 March) I got the package!

Just four days! Amazing! :D
I'm very happy with the addition!
Especially "Snow" is in a very beautiful box. And I got stickers with it. ;D
By the way, I also got this single of Ryo Okumoto called "Winners Of The Heart". That was a very nice surprise but then again it's nothing really special actually. The title song sounds very Gospel-like and the second is an instrumental which is nice and very much Prog. ;)

Pure Reason Revolution came with two discs, so now I've got every song they ever recorded (as far as I know). It has the songs from the UK version plus the two songs (from the US version) that replaced two songs from the original... So I got both. ;D And some songs from the EPs along with it.
Yup, it's very nice! Very clever music! And finally I have the lyrics with it so I can actually see what they sing! *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Tue, 2007-03-06, 18:37:41
I found the cd 'Carved in Stone' of Shadow Gallery on Marktplaats.nl (second-hand). Because I like their last album 'Room V' so much, I decided to buy it.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Tue, 2007-03-06, 21:39:29
ALICE COOPER - 'Schools Out'
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Wed, 2007-03-07, 19:10:23
ALICE COOPER - 'Schools Out'

Matt, you're what we call "Old School"
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2007-03-07, 23:18:55
ALICE COOPER - 'Schools Out'
Funny, I bought his greatest hits a couple of days ago :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2007-03-09, 22:35:51
A 2disc version of Monster.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: jorja on Mon, 2007-03-12, 17:12:25
Both John Young cd's
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Thu, 2007-03-15, 14:25:52
Opeth - "Blackwater Park: Deluxe Edition" with the two pretty acoustic tunes on it. These guys are closet folkies, I think.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2007-03-15, 16:59:08
Opeth - "Blackwater Park: Deluxe Edition" with the two pretty acoustic tunes on it. These guys are closet folkies, I think.

Mikael is a fan of Nick Drake so you could be right.

Ell of an album Blackwater park is and a real grower.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-03-15, 20:37:21
Mikael is a fan of Nick Drake so you could be right.

Ell of an album Blackwater park is and a real grower.

You're right, Funkster. The Drapery Falls for instance is one of the best tunes Opeth ever made. Chill factor 10 i'd say.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2007-03-15, 20:49:26
You're right, Funkster. The Drapery Falls for instance is one of the best tunes Opeth ever made. Chill factor 10 i'd say.  ;D

Amen to that Brother  ;D

And how could we have forgotten Damnation  :-[ Almost an acoustic album but no death metal vocals and some genuinely moving songs.

Opeth  = best and most innovative metal band on the planet 
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-03-15, 21:08:43
Amen to that Brother  ;D

And how could we have forgotten Damnation  :-[ Almost an acoustic album but no death metal vocals and some genuinely moving songs.

Opeth  = best and most innovative metal band on the planet 

Oh yeah. When i first heard Windowpane i was stunned. What a marvellous album and a contrast to the other album Deliverance. But that was the idea of course.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-03-20, 20:35:28
Acquired myself the Limited Edition of Transatlantic's SMPTe. Saw it on marktplaats.nl and didn't hesitated for a moment. Apparently some lady had enough of it and gave me the opportunity to buy it.  :D

*Happy*   ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2007-03-21, 15:36:39
Shadowland - Ring of Roses, bought it at the same website as Maddox  ;D. It arrived today, tonight I'm going to enjoy it  *horns*.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Crazy Diamond on Thu, 2007-03-22, 13:31:43
Lana Lane   -    Secrets of Astrology -  my first LL CD, she is a great singer. Good music from Erik Norlander too.

Walking on Ice   -  No Margin for Error - Never heard of them before but bought this on a whim for 99p off Amazon (great prog)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-03-29, 22:20:16
bought it at the same website as Maddox  ;D.

 ;D

Just pre-ordered the new Porcupine Tree album 'Fear Of The Blank Planet'. Would you believe that it will cost me €11.99 euro's?  :o  ;D

*Happy again  :D*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-03-29, 22:33:22
;D

Just pre-ordered the new Porcupine Tree album 'Fear Of The Blank Planet'. Would you believe that it will cost me €11.99 euro's?  :o  ;D

*Happy again  :D*

How? Care to share? ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-03-29, 22:38:01
How? Care to share? ;D

Of course i care to share, mr. PH.  ;)

Just visit www.cd-wow.nl, type porcupine tree in the search thingy and see what happens. Mind that it's the regular version.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Silhouette on Thu, 2007-03-29, 23:26:21
Recently ordered:
Diablo Swing Orchestra - The butcher's ballroom

Recently received:
Saga - Trust
Arena - Smoke and mirrors (unfortunately CDon f**ked up and sent me and old unsync one, but I'm trying to make them replace it)
Threshold - Dead reckoning
A.C.T - Last epic

Still waiting for:
Fates Warning - Disconnected

Silhouette
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2007-03-30, 13:57:48
The two albums I mentioned in the 'Yay' thread:

Knight Area - Under a New Sign
Steve Thorne - Emotional Creatures part two

I'll be hearing them tomorrow  *ola*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Tue, 2007-04-03, 16:57:46
Stopped by the used-CD place last night. Picked up:

"Seconds Out" - Genesis
"Silent Nation" - Asia
"In-a-gadda-da-vida" - Iron Butterfly (released 40 years ago this year!)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Silhouette on Fri, 2007-04-06, 13:31:24
Recently ordered:
Arena - Caught in the act
Dark Tranquillity - Fiction limited edition
Dragonland - Astronomy
Kamelot - One cold winter's night (for a friend)

Still waiting for:
Arena - Smoke and mirrors (fixed version)
Fates Warning - Disconnected

Silhouette
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2007-04-13, 14:26:06
I went and bought Porcupine Tree's "Fear Of A Blank Planet".
And Blackfield II.


Yup, it's good stuff! *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2007-04-19, 19:20:35
I went and bought Porcupine Tree's "Fear Of A Blank Planet".
And Blackfield II.


Yup, it's good stuff! *horns*
Yep, Blackfield II is a great album, but a little bit short (42 min). Porcupine Tree is a band that really doesn't grab me  :-\.

Just ordered my third Shadow Gallery album called 'Tyranny'  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2007-04-21, 18:49:21
Today I received the Neo DVD 'Broadcast'. A mix of Arena/IQ/Nolan&Wakeman/Pallas/Shadowland songs:

Track Listings
1. Overture - IQ
2. Erosion - IQ
3. For the Greater Glory - PALLAS
4. Hide and Seek - PALLAS
5. Crown of Thorns - PALLAS
6. The Hanging Tree - Arena
7. The Enemy Smacks (End Section) - IQ
8. Mindgames - SHADOWLAND
9. Outer Limits - IQ
10. Shadows of Fate - NOLAN/WAKEMAN PROJECT
11. Paintbox - PENDRAGON
12. Masters of Illusion - PENDRAGON
13. Nostradamus - PENDRAGON

Line-up/Musicians
- John Jowitt / bass guitar, vocals
- Mark Westwood / guitar
- Clive Nolan / keyboards, vocals
- Andy Edwards / drums
- Alan Reed / vocals
- Nick Barrett / guitar, vocals
- John Barnfield / keyboards

The music is great  8) (no news with this line-up of course), but sometimes you get a little bit dizzy by the change of camera positions, if you know what I mean :-\. But a great addition to my DVD collection  *horns*. I was impressed by John Jowitt's LEAD vocals on 'Erosion' and Alan Reed is a great singer too! Clive does the lead vocals on 'Mind Games'. Weird to see Clive without his keyboards  ;D.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2007-04-25, 19:46:19
Cd purchase: Shadow Gallery - Tyranny

DVD purchase (arrived today in my mailbox):
(http://www.pendragon.mu/uk/images/sleeves/medium/medium_past_and_presence.jpg)

Haven't seen it yet, but that is just a matter of time  8) *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2007-04-25, 22:13:21
Cd purchase: Shadow Gallery - Tyranny

DVD purchase (arrived today in my mailbox):
(http://www.pendragon.mu/uk/images/sleeves/medium/medium_past_and_presence.jpg)

Haven't seen it yet, but that is just a matter of time  8) *horns*

And what a beautiful DVD cover it has! :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: jorja on Thu, 2007-04-26, 06:56:19
true... it is very cute ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-05-12, 22:40:31
Maybe i've mentioned it before but i pre-ordered both versions of Dream Theater's Systematic Chaos a while ago. Release date is June so it's getting closer.  ;D

Can't wait.  *horns*





*PS: a blatant attempt to raise my post count.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2007-05-20, 19:57:35
Oh, by the way. I bought After Forever's After Forever (that sounds stupid  ::)) yesterday.

It rocks.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-05-26, 20:10:04
I pre-ordered the first DVD from Swedish prog-metallers Andromeda called Playing Off The Board and i also ordered the new Kamelot, Ghost Opera.  *horns*

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-05-28, 09:50:46
I pre-ordered the first DVD from Swedish prog-metallers Andromeda called Playing Off The Board 8)

Now I haven't seen this DVD, but I had a strange experience with Andromeda.  On the recom of Amazon reviewers, I bought the original Extension Of The Wish. This turned out to be a tremendous album, with lots of power, melody, imaginative riffs, interesting lyrics, even fine vocals, the latter usually being the weak spot with Scandinavian music (that's why they growl so much).

Being very excited about this album, I straightaway purchased the following three albums of Andromeda. They were unfortunately disappointing. (I've heard that from other people too.)

As I know some people who have personal relations with Andromeda, being a band of my fiancée's home town Malmö, I enquired about the group and music. It turns out that the first Extension was a very personal album of Johan Reinholdz, the amazing guitarist of Andromeda, being the result of many years of creativity, practice, and planning on his side, with excellent musicianship contributed by the others in the band.

Once the group got down to business, with managers, record companies, and everybody in the band wanting to contribute equally to both the composition, lyrics, and everything else, the excitement and creativity got planed out.

But let's keep our eyes open to them. They could very well come up again with a revenge.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2007-05-28, 12:51:27
I ordered the Hound of Baskervilles yesterday! Nolan & Wakeman with guitars of Lucassen, this must be a great album!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-05-28, 13:03:40
I ordered the Hound of Baskervilles yesterday! Nolan & Wakeman with guitars of Lucassen, this must be a great album!

It is.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2007-05-28, 13:06:47
I was surprised they had it at Bol.com btw. I just decided to check and there it was 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Mon, 2007-05-28, 18:52:40
I ordered the Hound of Baskervilles yesterday! Nolan & Wakeman with guitars of Lucassen, this must be a great album!





You will not be dissapointed, an excellent album and way better than Jabberwocky!

Last night I brought Solar - Dark Places.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-05-28, 19:30:31
I was surprised they had it at Bol.com btw. I just decided to check and there it was 8)

Funny. I was searching for it two years ago and really couldn't find it at Bol.com. Than by chance i stumbled into nlstore.nl and found it immediately.  :D

I agree with John here. It's marvellous.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-05-29, 17:57:54
Appelmoes?? I can't believe you haven't got it already! :o
The Hound Of The Baskervilles is a must-buy for Arena-fans!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bellanova on Tue, 2007-05-29, 18:51:43
John In Black, I also bought Solar-Dark Places on sunday. Also Skeletons in the Cupboard by Clive
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2007-05-29, 21:11:50
Appelmoes?? I can't believe you haven't got it already! :o
The Hound Of The Baskervilles is a must-buy for Arena-fans!
:-[ How about Ayreon-fans?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-05-29, 21:51:03
Ayreon fans? Absolutely!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Tue, 2007-06-05, 02:16:16
John In Black, I also bought Solar-Dark Places on sunday. Also Skeletons in the Cupboard by Clive


So, what were your first impressions on Dark Places.

I thought it was superberb, I get the feeling that this could become an all time favourite!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-06-07, 22:53:34
Dark Places is brilliant! *horns*
You remind me that I need to buy it! ;D


Today I bought:
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (2 disc version) (finally...)
Marillion - Anoraknophobia (finally, I love this album, couldn't find it anywhere)
Dream Theater - Train Of Thought (after playing the mp3s on my pc for years...)
Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos (Special Edition (after all) :D)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-06-09, 14:37:20
Yesterday i received three copies of the new Marillion single 'Thank You Whoever You Are'.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-06-09, 15:16:19
Yesterday i received three copies of the new Marillion single 'Thank You Whoever You Are'.  ;D

Why three? ???
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-06-09, 15:19:37
Why three? ???

It was a package of three singles. To promote the single, Marillion gave the listeners the opportunity to buy this for a cheaper price.
The last time i actually bought a cd single was quite some time ago. :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Sat, 2007-06-09, 15:21:08
Why three? ???

To get it into the charts  :)

My most recent purchases are variations on a dream and little man by The Pineapple Thief
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-06-09, 15:22:16
It was a package of three singles. To promote the single, Marillion gave the listeners the opportunity to buy this for a cheaper price.
The last time i actually bought a cd single was quite some time ago. :D

By the way, i must add that all three singles are different.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-06-09, 15:50:04
By the way, i must add that all three singles are different.  ;)

Ahh now I get it.

Well, send the singles to Radio 538, SkyRadio and all the other Dutch radiostations, I want something fresh in the ether.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2007-06-11, 11:04:24
My last buy : Transatlantic Live in Europe 2 CD-2 DVD special edition boxset.

I consider it the ultimate luxury for a prog fan and this is freaking AWESOME  *horns*

By the way, I have never tried to get into the Flower Kings so far. Do they sound like Transatlantic a bit ? I ask the question because Transatlantic doesn't remind me neither of DT, Marillion or Spock's Beard (well, maybe Spock's Beard a little but I find Transatlantic much more inspired) so I am wondering whether the Flower Kings' music has more similarities with Transatlantic ?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2007-06-11, 14:27:22
Currenty waiting for the IQ debut cd 'Tales From The Lush Attic', which I ordered last week. Some tracks of this album I only know from the awesome live DVD's of IQ, now it's time to hear the original tracks  *horns*.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-06-11, 16:57:45
The third sunday of June is Father's Day here in Holland. So I bought a present already.
The present I'm gonna give him sunday is:
David Gilmour - On An Island

He will like this! And on his birthday which is in July I want to give him Dream Theater's Dark Side Of The Moon DVD. 8) I hope I can still find that DVD...

After that he has enough material to become an active progger again! :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-06-11, 17:11:02
The third sunday of June is Father's Day here in Holland. So I bought a present already.
The present I'm gonna give him sunday is:
David Gilmour - On An Island

He will like this! And on his birthday which is in July I want to give him Dream Theater's Dark Side Of The Moon DVD. 8) I hope I can still find that DVD...

After that he has enough material to become an active progger again! :P

Great. You're lucky to have such a dad, Paco (sorry) PH. I stopped long ago getting music for my parents, but if I did today, it would have to be something like Best Of Heintje (maybe a bit exag). ;D

Besides, Dave's solo albums are pearls. This guy's one of the real greaties of rock. He was recently voted by members of some big internet forum to be the best alltime guitarist, and one can't disagree much with that.

If you get hold of DT's Dark Side, then tell us where. It seems to have become a bit of a collecter's item.

If your dad can play bass or drums, or even bongo drums, tell him that he can join my coming old boys prog band Anera.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-06-11, 21:59:31
My last buy : Transatlantic Live in Europe 2 CD-2 DVD special edition boxset.

I consider it the ultimate luxury for a prog fan and this is freaking AWESOME  *horns*

You're soo right about that one, Bupie. It's one of the best live Dvd's i've ever seen. And where i've been to.  ;D

[Mike-mode]Nothing but epics, nothing but f***ing epics.  *horns*[/mike-mode-off]  ;D

Quote from: Bupie
By the way, I have never tried to get into the Flower Kings so far. Do they sound like Transatlantic a bit ? I ask the question because Transatlantic doesn't remind me neither of DT, Marillion or Spock's Beard (well, maybe Spock's Beard a little but I find Transatlantic much more inspired) so I am wondering whether the Flower Kings' music has more similarities with Transatlantic ?

Comparisons suck but take a bit of the old Genesis and mix it with Yes and you'll end up with a touch of the Flower Kings. I deliberately say 'touch' because although they have Genesis/Yes influences they do have a sound of their own. First heard of them in 1998 and bought everything ever since. Personally i'm not really impressed by Roine's guitar sound on Transatlantic but with the Flower Kings he really does impress me.  8)

You definitely should give them a try. Especially FlowerPower* and Stardust We Are are jewels.  *horns*


*FlowerPower holds one of the best epics ever written: Garden Of Dreams. Thankfully not too long. Only 59 minutes.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-06-12, 08:24:41
Ok, I've made an order and soon the CDs will be delivered to my home! ;D

Happy The Man - The Muse Awakens
RPWL - The World Through My Eyes (Special Edition)
The Jelly Jam - The Jelly Jam
Solar - Dark Places
Kaipa - Angling Feelings
The Tangent - The World That We Drive Through (Special Edition)
Neal Morse - Testimony Live (2 DVD)

That was through InsideOut.

And I also bought (through soundoo.com) the following:
Bjorn Lynne - The Gods Awaken
Bjorn Lynne - Return To Witchwood


I have to stock a bloody lot of shelves in my supermarket to get to a reasonable bank account again...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-06-12, 09:01:06
You're soo right about that one, Bupie. It's one of the best live Dvd's i've ever seen. And where i've been to.  ;D

[Mike-mode]Nothing but epics, nothing but f***ing epics.  *horns*[/mike-mode-off]  ;D

Comparisons suck but take a bit of the old Genesis and mix it with Yes and you'll end up with a touch of the Flower Kings. I deliberately say 'touch' because although they have Genesis/Yes influences they do have a sound of their own. First heard of them in 1998 and bought everything ever since. Personally i'm not really impressed by Roine's guitar sound on Transatlantic but with the Flower Kings he really does impress me.  8)

You definitely should give them a try. Especially FlowerPower* and Stardust We Are are jewels.  *horns*


*FlowerPower holds one of the best epics ever written: Garden Of Dreams. Thankfully not too long. Only 59 minutes.  ;D


You saw them ? God, I envy you ... Where was it ?

Thanks for the advice on the Flower Kings : I am going to check those albums  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-06-12, 19:28:17
You saw them ? God, I envy you ... Where was it ?

Thanks for the advice on the Flower Kings : I am going to check those albums  ;)

I saw Transatlantic in 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The DVD was recorded there. It was one of those moments in life where you can proudly say 'i was there'.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2007-06-21, 15:19:56
I recently got hold of ERIK NORLANDER "Music Machine" on CD.  It's very good.  Rick Wakeman even put a few comments in the sleeve for it. :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2007-06-22, 10:46:08
I recently got hold of ERIK NORLANDER "Music Machine" on CD.  It's very good.  Rick Wakeman even put a few comments in the sleeve for it. :)

He might be a good keyboarder, but he's being frowned upon by quite a few for the "Arjen thingie", a few years ago.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2007-06-24, 00:44:56
Today i ordered the debut album of 'supergroup' Amaran's Plight called Voice In The Light.

It's a project by Gary Wehrkamp (shadow gallery), DC Cooper (ex-royal hunt), Nick D'virgilio (spocks beard) and Kurt Barabas (no, i never heard of him either but it seems he use to play in a band called Under The Sun to name one).

Am very curious. Heard some bits and i like it thusfar though i never was a fan of DC's singing capabilities.  :-\

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-06-25, 10:36:11
Impulsive as I am, I bought Satellite's Evening Games through Bol.com.
Just one CD this time...

And I probably have to wait 4-6 weeks for it. But that doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: JJ II on Mon, 2007-06-25, 12:10:42
I think I'm going out somewhere this week to buy the new McCartney....
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-07-12, 22:03:54
Lately i bought the new Symphony X album called Paradise Lost and i also bought the new album of ehm...Paradise Lost.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-07-12, 22:18:05
Lately i bought the new Symphony X album called Paradise Lost and i also bought the new album of ehm...Paradise Lost.  ;D

And how about the original book by Milton, Maddox?

What's the group PL up to nowadays?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-07-12, 22:20:57
Impulsive as I am, I bought Satellite's Evening Games through Bol.com.
Just one CD this time...

And I probably have to wait 4-6 weeks for it. But that doesn't matter.

The great thing about not having a credit card is that you really get to wait for your presents. It's like Advent all through the year.  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-07-12, 22:21:54
And how about the original book by Milton, Maddox?

What's the group PL up to nowadays?

Nicky.

They're back in form. The new album called IN REQUIEM is reaching back to the old days like Draconian Times and Icon for instance. The last few albums were not very good to say the least but i really like this one.

Oh and  maybe a stupid question ( ::)) but who is Milton? An author i presume?  ???

Or is this just one of your fancy jokes? :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-07-12, 22:32:00
Or is this just one of your fancy jokes? :D

Time to do some image repair, I guess.

> Oh and  maybe a stupid question ( ::))

Won't comment that.

> but who is Milton? An author i presume?  ???

John Milton was an English poet (1608-74). Pretty famous guy. Wrote the epic poem Paradise Lost. Proggies and classical literature?...!... (I guess I ended up commenting somehow)  ;D

> They're back in form. The new album called IN REQUIEM is reaching back to the old days like Draconian Times and Icon for instance. The last few albums were not very good to say the least but i really like this one.

Great to hear. My fiancée was a big fan of the group some years back. Might get the new album as a birthday present (don't tell her).

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-07-12, 22:49:38
Pretty famous guy.
A very subtle way to make Maddox feel stupid! Hahaha I love it!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-07-12, 22:51:39
A very subtle way to make Maddox feel stupid! Hahaha I love it!

Hmm, no. Can't say i do. [/shrug]
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2007-07-13, 19:02:51
Just ordered two cd's:
Buggles - The Age Of Plastic
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (remastered 2006 version with bonus tracks)

Once I had lp's of these albums, never bought the cd's. Until now  ;).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2007-07-18, 12:47:23
Ahem...

I have received today "Transatlantic - Live In Europe DVD".
But "Bjorn Lynne - The Gods Awaken", "Bjorn Lynne - Return To Witchwood" and "Satellite - Evening Games" haven't arrived yet.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2007-07-18, 18:12:37
The Prestige
Perfume
Ice Age 2

I still have to watch Perfume though, the other two are great :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-07-18, 18:31:44
I still have to watch Perfume though, the other two are great :)

A.O. Scott, the leading film critic of the New York Times, calls Perfume the worst cinema film of 2006. He writes i.a.:

Mr. Tykwer’s [the director] method is one of stupefying literalism. Exploiting the lush, lurid tones of Frank Griebe’s cinematography, he rubs our noses in Grenouille’s [the protagonist] world by assaulting our eyes with what he smells. Thus the camera lingers on rotting fish, on animal skins at the tannery where Grenouille serves an early apprenticeship, and then on the lissome ladies who become his victims. But the only smell produced by these long, breathy close-ups is a metaphorical one, a foul, stale odor traceable back to the movie itself.

Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2007-07-18, 20:20:44
The Prestige


Bought that one too last weekend. Haven't seen it yet so sst.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2007-07-19, 10:19:43
Ahem...

I have received today "Transatlantic - Live In Europe DVD".


You'll have a great time watching it, I promise you  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-07-19, 10:32:59
You'll have a great time watching it, I promise you  *horns*

Yeah indeed!
It's brilliant! I've seen the DVD up till the beginning of the Suite Charlotte Pike Medley.
But then my parents came in the room and I had to turn "that noise" off.

It's hard to live in this world when you're a progger. :'(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2007-07-19, 10:40:55

But then my parents came in the room and I had to turn "that noise" off.

It's hard to live in this world when you're a progger. :'(

It's a good lesson to learn so I guess that when you have kids, you'll be more tolerant with the music they like.

I listen to some prog with my two sons (5 and 9 years old) and they don't complain. They even headbang to Pull me Under and love those "Jesus choirs" on Opera Fanatica. The little one wants me to take him to a DT gig but he's definitively to young to become deaf ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-07-21, 15:34:24
I recently came across a Myspace site of a band that really blew my socks off. The band's name is Apple Pie and obviously I've never heard from them but from what i heard, four songs, i was really convinced. To me it was the missing link between Dream Theater and Spocks Beard, two bands i truly like.

The only problem was that the band, coming from Kursk in Russia, was really unknown so the only way i could find to order their album was to pay and download it. Obviously i didn't do that since i want the 'real thing'. By chance a good friend from another forum found a site where i could buy the album, the real album that is, no downloading soo...

To make a long story short: Just ordered the album of Apple Pie called Crossroads.  ;)

Look here (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=212539099) for more info if you're interested. Trust me, it'll be worth it.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2007-07-21, 15:55:46
A.O. Scott, the leading film critic of the New York Times, calls Perfume the worst cinema film of 2006. He writes i.a.:

Mr. Tykwer’s [the director] method is one of stupefying literalism. Exploiting the lush, lurid tones of Frank Griebe’s cinematography, he rubs our noses in Grenouille’s [the protagonist] world by assaulting our eyes with what he smells. Thus the camera lingers on rotting fish, on animal skins at the tannery where Grenouille serves an early apprenticeship, and then on the lissome ladies who become his victims. But the only smell produced by these long, breathy close-ups is a metaphorical one, a foul, stale odor traceable back to the movie itself.

Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Nicky.
Sorry, from now on I will make my decisions on what to buy based upon the opinion of some dude in New York ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-07-21, 18:45:55
I recently came across a Myspace site of a band that really blew my socks off. The band's name is Apple Pie and obviously I've never heard from them but from what i heard, four songs, i was really convinced. To me it was the missing link between Dream Theater and Spocks Beard, two bands i truly like.

The only problem was that the band, coming from Kursk in Russia, was really unknown so the only way i could find to order their album was to pay and download it. Obviously i didn't do that since i want the 'real thing'. By chance a good friend from another forum found a site where i could buy the album, the real album that is, no downloading soo...

To make a long story short: Just ordered the album of Apple Pie called Crossroads.  ;)

Look here (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=212539099) for more info if you're interested. Trust me, it'll be worth it.  ;)

That really sounds like another Pie I like...
I'm quite interested, first I'll eat pizza (again) and then I'll check this out.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-07-21, 18:49:18
By the way, I'm happy to tell you all that I finally decided to buy something again! ;D :D

I'm now the proud owner of "Gazpacho - Night"!
Man, I'm so happy! There's so much good prog coming our way in 2007!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-07-26, 21:55:18
And three in a row now!

At last, finally my order from Soundoo.com is in.
I recommend everybody NOT to buy anything from Soundoo.com.
It took almost two months... (bastards...) without even replying to my emails (even more "bastards!").

Anyway, today I finally received the following:

- Børn Lynne - The Gods Awaken
- Børn Lynne - Return To Witchwood

And I like it very much!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-07-27, 11:06:58
Børn Lynne - The Gods Awaken

Sounds interesting, PH. What's it about?

By the way, "børn" is children in Scandinavian. The right word here is "Bjørn". (Can't help it.) But I'm happy that you got the slash in here. (So we might not hang you - for a while)  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2007-07-27, 17:49:36
And three in a row now!

At last, finally my order from Soundoo.com is in.
I recommend everybody NOT to buy anything from Soundoo.com.
It took almost two months... (bastards...) without even replying to my emails (even more "bastards!").

Anyway, today I finally received the following:

- Børn Lynne - The Gods Awaken
- Børn Lynne - Return To Witchwood

And I like it very much!

Tell us,  was it worth the wait?  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2007-07-27, 20:27:46
Yup, it was worth the wait!
The sound quality is amazing. And the compositions are beautiful!

"The Gods Awaken" is a musical version of a book. I have no idea actually. The music is entirely instrumental and very cool.
"Return To Witchwood" is also entirely instrumental (as is all of Bjørn Lynne's albums). Imagine you're in a wood and little elfs are playing music for you. Wow!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-08-04, 10:39:58
I bought the book Lifting Shadows, which is the official biography (just look at my sig ;)) of Dream Theater. It comes with a 'best off' cd with a few songs they recorded over the years, starting with the Ytsejam ( :P) period.

It costed a bit but i'm sure it'll be worth it.  *horns*

Did you buy it too, Tom?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2007-08-04, 10:51:50
Sorry, from now on I will make my decisions on what to buy based upon the opinion of some dude in New York ::)

Some dude! We're talking about A.O. Scott, one of the leading film critics in the world. I've read several hundreds of reviews by him. I don't always agree with him, but I always get something to think about, and I avoid wasting time on crap movies; just as I read masses of music reviews to focus in on the quality stuff.  :)

Appy, when you reach my age, you get more concerned about using your time properly, making it quality time, so you really want to avoid senseless culture, gatherings, jobs etc.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-08-04, 15:06:57
Today, although it has nothing to do with music, i bought 5 films. Fantastic Four, Das Boot (really extended and deluxe box set, War Of The Worlds, Saw III and The Departed.

Tonight, obviously when my daughter's asleep, i will watch Saw III.  ;D
Even my wife liked Saw I & II so i'm sure she'll like this one too.  :D
Nice film before bedtime.  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2007-08-04, 15:17:02
Maddox, tell me what you think bout The Departed (after you've seen it). I'm thinking bout getting it.

>Even my wife liked Jaw I & II so i'm sure she'll like this one too. 

Is that the way she bites you?  ;D

By the way, it's Jaws.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-08-04, 15:20:27
Maddox, tell me what you think bout The Departed (after you've seen it). I'm thinking bout getting it.

I will.  ;)

Quote
By the way, it's Jaws.

Nicky.

Sorry, my mistake. I didn't meant Jaws at all. I meant: Saw.  :-[  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2007-08-04, 15:24:19
Jaw, Saw, more gore  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-08-04, 15:27:16
Jaw, Saw, more gore  ;)

Nicky.

Indeed.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2007-08-16, 18:32:31
Shadowland - Mad As A Hatter. Again, 'Marktplaats' was the place to be  ;). After 'Through The Looking Glass' and 'Ring Of Roses' my third Shadowland album. Played it once, it has to grow on me. The other ones seem to be better, but it is not fair to say that after one spin.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Fri, 2007-08-17, 09:29:04
'Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny' - as a birthday present for my brother - does that count?  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-08-17, 09:46:59
What does bro think of Arena, Bluey?

My latest DVD purchase (or one of them), and one of my best, was Baraka (Dir. Ron Fricke), an extraordinarily gripping film, slapping some of the most extremes of humanity right in your face. I was spellbound during the whole film, and wiped out afterward.

http://movies2.nytimes.com/movie/131202/Baraka/overview

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Fri, 2007-08-17, 10:18:17
> What does bro think of Arena, Bluey?

To be honest, I don't really know, but he probably thinks they're 'just one of those dreadful poser groups my sister likes'...  :(
(As far as I know, to him all bands that don't play tuned down 7-string guitars are posers.  >:( )

Of course I'll be happy for him to prove me wrong and tell me that he changed his mind and loves them as much as I do!  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-08-17, 11:49:26
Of course I'll be happy for him to prove me wrong and tell me that he changed his mind and loves them as much as I do!  :)

One of the things that make Arena great is their tremendous variety, i.a. they can both rock hard and be gossamer delicate.

I suggest that you burn a CD for bro with A-songs that rock hard, and betcha, he'll come back for more, and he'll be ready for the lighter stuff.

Anybody who doesn't like Arena after giving them a proper run doesn't belong on this earth  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Fri, 2007-08-17, 12:09:48
Then my brother must be banned from this planet - I made him listen to various Arena stuff whenever I got the chance, for example when he was in a car with me and couldn't get out (I'm pure evil, I know!  ;D ) but so far I didn't get any positive reactions...  >:(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-08-25, 19:38:20
Today I bought my first Sylvan cd:
Presets

I like it very much!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2007-08-25, 20:31:07
Today I bought my first Sylvan cd:
Presets

I like it very much!
Great choice!

Just ordered the new Shadow Gallery album called 'Prime Cuts'.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2007-08-26, 14:03:43
I went to Kleve, Germany last Friday and that was not good for my bank account.  :-\

On the way to Kleve we were spotted by a strange vehicle in the verge of the road and suddenly we saw a familiar flash through the window screen ( ::) >:().
When we arrived in Kleve we discovered that a lot had changed since the last time we visited the place. The parking place was very unknown to us ( yes, it's been a long time since we've been there ).

Went to a shop called Saturn which is actually almost the same as the Media-markt over here in Holland so i had a great time there ( ;D):

Bought:

Knight Area - Under A New Sign
Circus Maximus - Isolate
Queensryche - Mindcrime At The Moore
Kaipa - Angling Feelings

We had a delicious dinner over there with a Jagerschnitzel for my wife and daughter (the meat is so big, a whole kindergarden could eat from it) and a Schnitzel Phantasia for me.  ;D

But...

ehm...

On our way back, just before we would cross the border...

I had a flat tyre. Result: €150,- for two new tyres.  :-\

Overall...It was quite expensive.  :'(

But nevertheless fun.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2007-08-26, 15:11:28
I'm curious to hear your opinion of Isolate, Maddox aka Xoddam. I found The 1st Chapter very exciting, and I'm looking forward to listening to Isolate.

Sounds like you had a nice trip to Kleve. What do wifie and kiddie do while your feasting on the CD's?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2007-08-26, 15:22:54
I'm curious to hear your opinion of Isolate, Maddox aka Xoddam. I found The 1st Chapter very exciting, and I'm looking forward to listening to Isolate.

Heard it three times now. Some songs are a bit 'mainstream' but overall it's quite good. The best track by far is the 'epic' of the album Mouth Of Madness. The band surely did evolved on this album. On The First Chapter some ideas and Frickelorgies (thank you, proglady  ;D) were just 'too much'.

Quote
Sounds like you had a nice trip to Kleve. What do wifie and kiddie do while your feasting on the CD's?

Nicky.

Waiting for me, have some icecream, search for new (baby) clothes. You know, the usual women stuff.  ;D
No just kidding. The last remark that is.  ;)
My wife was looking for a new LCD tv for our bedroom and little maddy was just following us.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2007-08-26, 23:49:41
I went to Kleve, Germany last Friday and that was not good for my bank account.  :-\

On the way to Kleve we were spotted by a strange vehicle in the verge of the road and suddenly we saw a familiar flash through the window screen ( ::) >:().
When we arrived in Kleve we discovered that a lot had changed since the last time we visited the place. The parking place was very unknown to us ( yes, it's been a long time since we've been there ).

Went to a shop called Saturn which is actually almost the same as the Media-markt over here in Holland so i had a great time there ( ;D):

Bought:

Knight Area - Under A New Sign
Circus Maximus - Isolate
Queensryche - Mindcrime At The Moore
Kaipa - Angling Feelings

We had a delicious dinner over there with a Jagerschnitzel for my wife and daughter (the meat is so big, a whole kindergarden could eat from it) and a Schnitzel Phantasia for me.  ;D

But...

ehm...

On our way back, just before we would cross the border...

I had a flat tyre. Result: €150,- for two new tyres.  :-\

Overall...It was quite expensive.  :'(

But nevertheless fun.  :D


First off, Mediamarkt is also a German shop.
Second, where is the Saturn in Kleve?
Third, InsideOut (the distribution of prog in Europe) is in Kleve, have you seen it? I've seen the old building there, couldn't find the new one. ;)

I go to Kleve very often actually. It's a very nice city.


Oh, and Angling Feelings is wonderful!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-08-27, 00:04:51
First off, Mediamarkt is also a German shop.

I know.  ;)

Quote from: PH
Second, where is the Saturn in Kleve?

When you go up to the main street (pass Woolworth on the left and a bit further the big kaufhaus on the right) you find a fountain. Just behind the fountain across the street there is a big new shopping mall where you find Saturn. It's on the second floor.  ;)

Quote from: PH
Third, InsideOut (the distribution of prog in Europe) is in Kleve, have you seen it? I've seen the old building there, couldn't find the new one. ;)

No, i haven't. Thought about going to search for it but since i wasn't alone and we were getting pretty hungry i decided not to.
Maybe next time.

Quote from: PH
I go to Kleve very often actually. It's a very nice city.

It indeed is.

Quote from: PH
Oh, and Angling Feelings is wonderful!

You're absolutely right.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-08-27, 17:52:42

Second, where is the Saturn in Kleve?

Hmmm...

Quote
I go to Kleve very often actually. It's a very nice city.



Which reminds me PH, why ask this question if you are a regular visitor of Kleve? You must have known then.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-08-27, 20:42:52
Wow that took a while before it landed. ;) :D

Well let's clear that up.
I was in Koblenz two weeks ago and saw a Saturn shop there. But first I thought it was a shop for only washing machines and such, but when I got in I saw it was like Mediamarkt.
I didn't know the Saturn was in Kleve because I wasn't aware of it being the shop that it is. I must have came across it, but didn't take notion of it at that time.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-08-27, 22:25:16
Wow that took a while before it landed. ;) :D


Not as long as you think.  ;)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2007-08-31, 22:02:33
Just ordered the pre-order of the first season, and no it has nothing to do with music whatsoever  ;D, of Heroes.  8)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: CompanyCroydon on Fri, 2007-08-31, 22:19:24
Just ordered, (don't tell the wife), Fish 13th Star, Manning Ansers Tree, Two tickets for Fish at The Brook, CRS Membership, Hokum Cd, Two Alex  Body cd's, Around £115, Thats all my spending gone in one day , for the month  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-09-10, 22:04:27
I ordered this beauty:

(http://www.dprp.net/news/2007/2007_36/ytse4.jpg)

and this one:

(http://www.dprp.net/news/2007/2007_36/ytse3.jpg)

 *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-09-11, 09:55:27
How about if you invite us all over for a DT-fest some fine day, Maddox?

I'd even teach you some English spelling then  ;D

I'll take the bus from the station to your place, with all your speeding tickets :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: mdread666 on Tue, 2007-09-11, 10:24:51
Recent purchases include:-
Draconian - Where Lovers Mourn
Heaven and Hell - Live at the Radio City Music Hall
As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
Amorphis - Silent Waters

In post:-
Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon

On order:-
Fish - 13th Star
Nightwish - Dark Passion Play

To order
Him - Venus Doom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-09-11, 11:31:12
Him - Venus Doom
Uuuhhh, Ville and his guys - that's certainly worth checking out!  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-09-11, 18:48:08
How about if you invite us all over for a DT-fest some fine day, Maddox?


Good idea!  :)

Unfortunately it stays with a good idea.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: CompanyCroydon on Tue, 2007-09-11, 19:36:17
Fish 13th Star, A cracking album, Now on it's second play, Believe the Hype ;D

Fish is for life!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2007-09-14, 18:46:17
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon II (Rubicon)

With John Mitchell on lead guitar  *horns* 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-09-17, 22:37:27
Recently ordered: Fish - 13th Star & The Flower Kings - Sum Of No Evil special edition.

What a year!  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2007-09-18, 13:55:39
Received today from Amazon

Savatage - hall of the mountain king
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Porcupine tree - Signify

A bit of metal and a bit of prog - lovely  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bellanova on Tue, 2007-09-18, 16:34:55
Rubicon isnt bad at all.

I recently got Solar (Robs project) The Mitchell influence on that is so apparent. Some of the guitar parts are reminiscent of Neon and Glitter by The Urbane!!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-09-18, 16:56:02
Rubicon isnt bad at all.

I recently got Solar (Robs project) The Mitchell influence on that is so apparent. Some of the guitar parts are reminiscent of Neon and Glitter by The Urbane!!!

Yeah, Solar is a very nice band. But unfortunately it's all there is, and I'm hopelessly waiting for some more of Robert Sebastian, but probably he's too busy with his family, which is a good excuse!


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: CompanyCroydon on Fri, 2007-09-21, 14:10:40
Just Ordered, MANNING The Ragged Curtain and The View From My Window, I will slowly get the back catalogue, That's now Three down and one Ordered...lol,  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-09-25, 19:42:42
Today I bought the following:

- Steve Hackett - Voyage Of The Acolyte (2005 Remaster)
- Marillion - Script From A Jester's Tear (24 bit digitally remaster 2 CD)
- Spock's Beard - V


Wonderful!


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-09-29, 17:11:34
Just ordered: Sieges Even - Paramount

Have i mentioned the fact that this is a very expensive prog year?  :'(  :D ;D  *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: mdread666 on Mon, 2007-10-01, 10:59:17
Credo - Rhetoric (excellent stuff)
Neo - Broadcast (again excellent, although not that keen on stuff by IQ !)

Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle - special edition (thought I'd try them out - never heard anything by them before - perhaps it's just me but I find this rather silly - I couldn't even make it to the end of disc 1 let alone try out disc 2 - this'll be heading onto ebay soon !!)

Nightwish - Dark Passion Play - (just dropped through letter box - will listen to shortly - currently playing Credo again !)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Mon, 2007-10-01, 11:38:14
Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle - special edition (thought I'd try them out - never heard anything by them before - perhaps it's just me but I find this rather silly - I couldn't even make it to the end of disc 1 let alone try out disc 2 - this'll be heading onto ebay soon !!)
:o  ??? Best Dutch prog album in my opinion. But everyone's a critic of course! Doesn't sound like there's any chance of convincing you of the merits of this album, too bad! :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: mdread666 on Mon, 2007-10-01, 11:50:51
:o  ??? Best Dutch prog album in my opinion.

Really !?!? - Well I must be missing something as it just didn't do it for me !

Perhaps it's just a case that it really wasn't what I was expecting to hear - try as we might to listen to something new with a completely open mind, I think we all have preconceived ideas of what we expect or hope to hear and that makes the impact of falling short of those expectations even harder.

Doesn't sound like there's any chance of convincing you of the merits of this album, too bad! :-\

Now I know what it's like perhaps I'll give it another try in a couple of days - just can't stop playing Credo at the moment though  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Mon, 2007-10-01, 11:56:20
Perhaps it's just a case that it really wasn't what I was expecting to hear - try as we might to listen to something new with a completely open mind, I think we all have preconceived ideas of what we expect or hope to hear and that makes the impact of falling short of those expectations even harder.
Agree with you on that, especially impossible with bands/artists you really like and that have done great albums.

Quote
Now I know what it's like perhaps I'll give it another try in a couple of days - just can't stop playing Credo at the moment though  :)
Ok, let us know if you happen to change your mind! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-10-02, 13:00:56
H.I.M. - Venus Doom  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Tue, 2007-10-02, 14:26:00
Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-10-02, 19:05:14
I just bought:
The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (2005)
Sylvan - Posthumous Silence (2006)
Hidria Spacefolk - Symetria (2007)

I spend quite some money lately...
But I'm now (again) listening to Hidria Spacefolk! Wow! Very refreshing music! And a nice cd case or sleeve if you like to call it that. A bit strange too.
Sylvan, yes I like this album. But I think I'd prefer Presets, it's just more my taste. Initially Posthumous Silence (and Artificial Paradise) have put me off, but then I decided to try Presets and that was nice!
PS is very cool too.
Can't believe I once said that I didn't like Sylvan!
Now I want to try Artificial Paradise again! :D
The Tangent is something I don't really like from the beginning, but I knew it had something, so I bought the latest album and I will listen to it soon.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-10-02, 19:09:42
I was just thinking, Paco: Your Dad's divorced, and my Mom's too, so if they got married with each other, your Dad would become my stepfather, and he could start paying for my CD's too. Hm, let's see, how do we bring them together .........

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-10-02, 19:23:20
I was just thinking, Paco: Your Dad's divorced, and my Mom's too, so if they got married with each other, your Dad would become my stepfather, and he could start paying for my CD's too. Hm, let's see, how do we bring them together .........
He doesn't pay my cds... (that would be cool).

And we're already brothers! ;)

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-10-05, 10:04:16
:o  ??? Best Dutch prog album in my opinion [Electric Castle]

Are you guys familiar with the Dutch-American prog group Sun Caged? They're more DT-style. Their album Artemisia is my fave Dutch album.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2007-10-05, 14:40:06
Are you guys familiar with the Dutch-American prog group Sun Caged? They're more DT-style. Their album Artemisia is my fave Dutch album.

Nicky.

Agree. Sun Caged are really good for a Dutch band.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2007-10-05, 15:04:50
Yesterday i bought the following items:

Dream Theater - Official Bootleg demo series: Falling Into Infinity
Dream Theater - Official Bootleg live series: New York City, 3/4/93

And a T-shirt. Like this one:

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2007-10-13, 15:26:02
Just bought: Special Edition of The Divine Conspiracy of Epica.  *horns*

My bank account is getting angrier by the hour.  :-\  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2007-10-13, 18:06:29
My bank account is getting angrier by the hour.  :-\  ;D

In any case, noone can accuse us proggies for being in it for the money.

On the other hand, I haven't met the proggie who regrets having paid for his/her collection of albums with Arena, Dream Theater, IQ etc.

And we wouldn't have all this fun in the Room were it not for our musical passion.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Sat, 2007-10-13, 19:26:20
IQ


Speaking of IQ, I've just brought tickets for IQ in January at the CRS awards.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2007-10-14, 09:54:27
What I don't understand bout you marsh monsters is that you ignore Sun Caged so completely - in fact it almost looks like a conspiracy. This group is in my opinion easily the most exciting Dutch group, the closest to groups like DT and SyX. Have they stolen your women or your beers or somethin?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2007-10-14, 09:57:02
Speaking of IQ, I've just brought tickets for IQ in January at the CRS awards.

That shows that your IQ is high, Johnny. And remember to ask the woofies if they'd like to join. That I have to do family therapy here  ::)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Sun, 2007-10-14, 09:59:10
And remember to ask the woofies if they'd like to join. That I have to do family therapy here  ::)


BEHAVE!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Tue, 2007-10-16, 17:52:44

Speaking of IQ, I've just brought tickets for IQ in January at the CRS awards.


They arrived today! Me happy! *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-10-23, 16:02:59
21 days after my latest purchase I thought it was time to bring one collection closer to perfection:

Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity
As bought by Paco


And also I couldn't resist to buy:

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: The Trilogy
- Splinter Cell
- Pandora Tomorrow
- Chaos Theory

9,99 euros! :o

Now I need a pc that can play those games! ;D

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-10-23, 19:13:11
21 days after my latest purchase I thought it was time to bring one collection closer to perfection:

Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity
As bought by Paco


And also I couldn't resist to buy:

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: The Trilogy
- Splinter Cell
- Pandora Tomorrow
- Chaos Theory

9,99 euros! :o

Now I need a pc that can play those games! ;D

-Paco

Darn, i only have the first two games. Still have to get my hands on the Chaos Theory. Great games by the way.

Good choice, P.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-10-23, 19:22:25
ThNx Maddy!

I haven't played them yet.
I think I'm gonna like them though, but Metal Gear Solid is always gonna be the best in its genre! *horns*

-MGS fanboy
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2007-10-24, 00:00:02
Metal gear rules 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2007-10-24, 00:22:49
Metal gear rules 8)

Definately!! *horns* *horns* *horns* *horns* *horns*
 *ola*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-10-25, 14:46:28
Agua de Annique  8)

(Anekke van Griesbergen, former The Gathering)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-10-30, 09:29:21
This beauty:

(http://www.roundrec.com/images/agh_285bord.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-10-30, 09:37:30
Mmm, nice!  :)

I'm afraid I won't buy any CDs or DVDs for a while... I just brought my car to the garage for inspection and I fear I won't have any money left until end of the year.  :(  The preliminary price they gave me was - sit down, guys - 291 Euros! (add the VAT to that, and I'm sure they'll also charge me for changing tyres)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-10-30, 10:58:36
OK, Maddox, tell us what it's like.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-10-30, 12:48:49
Yeah Maddox, tell us! The cover looks nice, but how's the music?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-10-30, 13:17:43
Click here (http://www.roundrec.com/) to enter their site and hear some samples of their albums.

Mind's Eye is a Swedish band that i 'discovered' two years ago when i bought Walking On H20.Also a great album. It was a bargain so i couldn't resist and i don't regret it. The music is somewhat a mixture of several prog/metal/AOR ( :P) bands. A bit of Sylvan in it, some harder stuff like Queensryche during Op:Mindcrime I and a bit of Shadow Gallery.
Really amazing.  8)

This album is a concept* album, which i always like, and i'm sure it's a great album. The artwork is done by Mattias Norén by the way.

*About a hit man that at the end of his 'career' confesses to a priest all the things he has done, in search for absolution.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-10-30, 14:11:51
A bit of Sylvan in it, some harder stuff like Queensryche during Op:Mindcrime I and a bit of Shadow Gallery.
Really amazing.  8)

Sounds real promising, Maddox. I'll sure giv'm a run.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2007-11-11, 17:23:41
Opeth's The Roundhouse Tapes and i'm going to order the first ever live album of Neal Morse which will be filled with the entire Question Mark album + some tracks of One + some Spocks Beard/Transatlantic songs.  8)

Release date apparently is November 16th and details can be found here.  8) (http://www.radiantrecords.com/catalog.asp?Item=257)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-11-12, 21:36:35
Opeth's The Roundhouse Tapes and i'm going to order the first ever live album of Neal Morse which will be filled with the entire Question Mark album + some tracks of One + some Spocks Beard/Transatlantic songs.  8)

Release date apparently is November 16th and details can be found here.  8) (http://www.radiantrecords.com/catalog.asp?Item=257)

Isn't that just the official bootleg? (talking about Neal by the way).


I think I've waited for too long and tomorrow I'll buy Fugazi and Clutching At Straws.
I mean, these albums are a must for a progger eh?

Tomorrow I'll tell you whether I actually did it or not.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-11-13, 09:12:42

I think I've waited for too long and tomorrow I'll buy Fugazi and Clutching At Straws.
I mean, these albums are a must for a progger eh?


Well, the answer is a big ... YES !!!  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Tue, 2007-11-13, 11:01:12
Well, the answer is a big ... YES !!!  8)
No, Bupie, Paco wasn't talking about Yes, but about two Marillion albums! :P

Yep, Paco, definitely must haves, go get them indeed! Fugazi is a logical successor to Script, but with some harder edges (say Pride compared to Lions Cage). Clutching At Straws is also a classic.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2007-11-13, 12:37:28
I really don't like Fugazi and Script :o They are so different from Misplaced Childhood, which is one of the best albums ever made imo.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Tue, 2007-11-13, 12:48:31
I really don't like Fugazi and Script :o

 :o But you do like Songs From The Lions Cage right? I.e. Script 2.0?

They are so different from Misplaced Childhood, which is one of the best albums ever made imo.

Well if you want to buy only one Fish era Marillion album it should of course be Misplaced Childhood, no arguing about that. It's also one of the few flawless albums (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=15.msg25396#msg25396) around.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-11-13, 13:23:10
Shoo... shooo! Off with you to a Marillion forum!!  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Tue, 2007-11-13, 13:49:38
Shoo... shooo! Off with you to a Marillion forum!!  ;)  ;D
Sorry Bluey, you're probably right, it's just that once you get met started on Marillion I just can't stop myself :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Tue, 2007-11-13, 13:52:56
Shoo... shooo! Off with you to a Marillion forum!!  ;)  ;D
Still, as Script features Mick it falls in the solo & side projects category and we're very much entitled to discuss it here in the forum ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-11-13, 14:09:04
Sorry Bluey, you're probably right, it's just that once you get met started on Marillion I just can't stop myself :P
Well... same here with Arena I guess...  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-11-13, 14:10:19
Still, as Script features Mick it falls in the solo & side projects category and we're very much entitled to discuss it here in the forum ;D
Sure - I was just kidding. After all, I'm the (uncrowned) Queen of off-topicness.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-11-13, 14:42:43
Sorry Bluey, you're probably right, it's just that once you get met started on Marillion I just can't stop myself :P

Well, I would be glad to discuss in a general topic about Marillion in the Other Bands section. An if I am lucky enough, I will be able to review a Fish show featuring the entire CaS album soon  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-11-13, 15:32:52
Today I bought Fugazi.
I wanted to buy Clutching At Straws too, but the remastered edition was gone already and I really want the 2CD version. But I will get it sometime.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Tue, 2007-11-13, 16:32:04
Sure - I was just kidding. After all, I'm the (uncrowned) Queen of off-topicness.  ;D
I know ;) But now you've got me confused, I thought you were a princess (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=548.msg25423#msg25423)?

Today I bought Fugazi.
I wanted to buy Clutching At Straws too, but the remastered edition was gone already and I really want the 2CD version. But I will get it sometime.

Yeah definitely go for the 2cd version, the bonus disc features very interesting demos of the Marillion album that might have been ("Seasons End with Fish on vocals and some Vigil stuff"). So what do you think of Fugazi? I just LOVE that killer intro of Emerald Lies, should add that in the great moments in music thread!

Well, I would be glad to discuss in a general topic about Marillion in the Other Bands section.
Bupie, there is indeed such a thread  (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=191.0t) in the poll section! And I believe there are other Marillion topics/threads. Let's revive them! Or am I going too far now, Bluey? ::)

Edit: whadda y'know, I actually did restrain myself in that thread (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=191.msg4564#msg4564) :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-11-13, 17:09:39
I know ;) But now you've got me confused, I thought you were a princess (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=548.msg25423#msg25423)?
Well, that's up to Peter in the end - at the moment I'm still a 'prince'...  ;)

Bupie, there is indeed such a thread  (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=191.0t) in the poll section! And I believe there are other Marillion topics/threads. Let's revive them! Or am I going too far now, Bluey? ::)
Nope, not at all - but I hope you don't mind me NOT discussing Marillion...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-11-13, 17:16:55
Bupie, there is indeed such a thread  (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=191.0t) in the poll section! And I believe there are other Marillion topics/threads. Let's revive them! Or am I going too far now, Bluey? ::)

Edit: whadda y'know, I actually did restrain myself in that thread (http://shattered-room.net/index.php?topic=191.msg4564#msg4564) :P

I should have remembered since I have participated in those threads. Elzheimer begins ...  :-X

I am going to try to reactivate them but please don't restrain yourself then  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-11-13, 17:19:57
So what do you think of Fugazi?

Now listening to it.
Sounds great!
The keyboards in the first song remind me very much of Arena indeed. Maybe it's a good thing that I didn't buy both albums at once, since this is very difficult music to get into.
Now I am forced to listen to the album. Otherwise I would say "ok, I'll first try the other one."

Or something...


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-11-13, 19:02:29
Now listening to it.
Sounds great!
The keyboards in the first song remind me very much of Arena indeed. Maybe it's a good thing that I didn't buy both albums at once, since this is very difficult music to get into.
Now I am forced to listen to the album. Otherwise I would say "ok, I'll first try the other one."

Or something...


-Paco

Assassins is awesome, PH. Probably the only reason why i got 'into' symphonic rock/prog.  *horns*

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sat, 2007-11-17, 10:10:30
Now that you know Script and Fugazi, you definitely need to get or at least take a listen to "Real to Reel". It's those 2 albums combined, and performed in absolutely gorgeous live performances. Really really fantastic.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-11-17, 13:22:10
Nah... I don't really feel the need for live albums. :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2007-11-17, 17:14:46
I've bought Asrai - Pearls in Dirt, and it has a really cool case and great artwork. I love it when artists pay attention to such stuff :)

Also - Shadow Gallery - Prime Cuts. I figured this album would give me a good sense of their music, so I'm very curious to how it sounds.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sun, 2007-11-18, 17:13:46
Nah... I don't really feel the need for live albums. :)

Believe me, this one will make a difference.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2007-11-18, 20:16:40
And Live & Life is a very special treat too - particularly on the background of a full experience of Contagion, so get Contagion first, Paco, pretty good album, tellya, sounds better on CD than on harddisk :D ;D

The live version of The Spirit Carries On on Score is also breathtaking, whew  *horns*

Nicky.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2007-11-18, 20:57:51
Indeed, you must at least get the Arena live albums. They are very special and make me think even better of the band, as they are as good live as they are on an album. And the live music has it's own atmosphere.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2007-11-23, 10:33:43
Finally offered to myself Enchant's Live at Last DVD.

And believe me, it's great : if there was not a lot of overdubbing, it is REALLY impressive because everything sounds almost perfect, especially Ted Leonard's voice.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6pjbZHX8HA
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2007-11-23, 20:40:32
Finally offered to myself Enchant's Live at Last DVD.

And believe me, it's great : if there was not a lot of overdubbing, it is REALLY impressive because everything sounds almost perfect, especially Ted Leonard's voice.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6pjbZHX8HA


Good choice, Bupie. Glad you like it.  :)

I personally think it's one of the best live albums i have.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2007-11-25, 19:40:39
Time to order some stuff again:

David Gilmour - Remember That Night Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD

Steve Vai - Visual Sound Theories DVD

 8)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-11-26, 00:39:14
Steve Vai - Visual Sound Theories DVD

Yeah, Mad, I'm also a big Vai fan, and I'm considering gettin this DVD. However, I'v read rather varied reviews of it. Tell me what you think about it (after you'v heard it)  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-12-01, 13:45:17
I had a coupon for 7,50 euro, to spend in VanLeest... (because of my birthday)

Problem is that there isn't much interesting music in VanLeest... :(

But, I found a special "Vangelis - The Collection" 3-disc, so I bought it.
I'm not really a Vangelis fan, but why not experimenting a bit...?

In this collection there was the following full albums:
- Albedo 0.39
- Beaubourg
- Spiral

6,99 euros. ;D

I'm giving it a spin right now.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2007-12-01, 19:49:16
I find Vangelis' solo stuff rather boring, but the four albums he did with Jon Anderson after their debut album are all great. Lots of melody, beautiful singing, and atmosphere.

Surely something for you, Paco  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2007-12-02, 17:10:10
Yesterday I bought the 'Forever Live' DVD of IQ at the gig  *horns* 8).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-12-04, 21:19:25
"The Simpsons" - The Movie (DVD)  ;D
(not for me, though - it's gonna be a Christmas present for my little brother)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2007-12-04, 21:20:06
Oh, and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" for my colleague (she's a huge HP fan...)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-12-04, 21:43:17
Oh, and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" for my colleague (she's a huge HP fan...)

Hmm, i wonder why i haven't bought that one too.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-12-04, 21:46:44
I find Vangelis' solo stuff rather boring, surely something for you, Paco  :)
Thanks Nick... ;)

I'm not really into Vangelis either, but some songs are pretty stunning! Spiral for example.


I ordered Satellite's Evening Games 5 months ago.
A few days ago I got an email that it was cancelled...
Oh yes...

So I bought The Universal Migrator 1&2 (special edition) via bol.com.
Hopefully it will be here tomorrow or the day after.
And then I'll just need Actual Fantasy and 01011001 to have the full Ayreon studio albums cataloge.
Then of course I'm going to get my hands on Ambeon and Star One. ;)


...And Satellite's Evening Games!!

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-12-04, 22:17:00
Thanks Nick... ;)

I missed a bit of significant text between the comma and the s, Paco ....... but then again, I played the same trick on Bluey, so I guess it's tit for tat, since you and Bluey are two sides of the same ....... (I didnt say "monster")   ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-12-06, 16:25:56
I'm now the proud owner of Universal Migrator Part I & II (Special Edition).

Playing it now. Some songs are clearly better than others...
I wonder how the second disc will be.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2007-12-06, 18:32:21
I'm now the proud owner of Universal Migrator Part I & II (Special Edition).
I wonder how the second disc will be.
Heavier than part I  :D. Anyway, great choice. My favourite song on part I is 'And the Druïds turn to stone'. Damian rules  8).
On part two the best Ayreon song ever: 'Dawn of a million souls', just great  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-12-06, 19:46:54
Yeah "Dawn On A Million Souls" is brilliant.

Still I have trouble with some of Part I (Part II works better for me)


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-12-06, 20:55:06
Yeah "Dawn On A Million Souls" is brilliant.

Still I have trouble with some of Part I (Part II works better for me)


-Paco

And that's what i like about music interests. The way opinions differ is just great.  :)
Personally i'm more of a PT I type. There some amazing mellow songs on it, like 2084 and The Shooting Company. Brilliant stuff.

And i really agree with you there that Dawn Of A Millions Souls is amazing.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2007-12-21, 11:28:59
I also bought Satellite - Evening Games (with a Video Bonus...)
I'm really happy to finally put this in my listening profile as a real cd! ;)
It is really great music and if anyone hasn't heard it already: what are you doing on an Arena forum?
This music is absolutely fantastic and in the same "style" as Arena.

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2007-12-28, 15:42:25
And now I also have:
Rebecca St. James - If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something (Special Edition)

And it's extremely good! :)


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2008-01-03, 08:36:31
I am back in a prog mood now  ;) so i ordered Rapid eye movement and Fear of a blank planet which should arrive tomorrow

Prog and roll

Contagion is next on the list by the way
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-01-03, 11:27:23
Contagion is next on the list by the way

 ??? Should be first, Funkster !

Contagion is Arena's best (imo) and one of the best albums eva  *horns*

Rapid Eye Movement is a masterpiece too. Lots going on in Riverside-world.

With PT I find that they havent evolved sufficiently. I have all their studios, and there's lots of beautiful atmosphere and melody, but all along the way it's been too much atmosphere and too little drama, too expansive music so to say. That of course makes them more accesible to the masses - and they have become one of the most popular prog groups - but less exciting to prog afficionados.

I know that Paco and other roomies will request my head on a tray for saying this, but it's my honest opinion, and I have God on my side  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-01-03, 11:57:47
With PT I find that they havent evolved sufficiently. I have all their studios, and there's lots of beautiful atmosphere and melody, but all along the way it's been too much atmosphere and too little drama, too expansive music so to say. That of course makes them more accesible to the masses - and they have become one of the most popular prog groups - but less exciting to prog afficionados.
Well, they DID evolve. First they were quite the psychedelic band. Then they became really poppy, and then very rocky.

I know that Paco and other roomies will request my head on a tray for saying this
Nah, each to their own. I really love this band, but to be honest, I don't have all their studio albums (although I want to!). And of course I can see their evolution, I can also see what you mean. Porcupine Tree has a very strict formula which is very recognisable.

but it's my honest opinion, and I have God on my side  :D
Phew.... that's what the pope said in crusaders time... And we all know that that was truly the dark ages of christianity. Something we (christians) should feel guilty about. Let God decide which party He'll choose. I think He rather listens to Neal Morse, since Neal Morse listens to Him! :D

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2008-01-07, 15:49:25
I wanted to pre-order the Caamora CD/DVD, but it seems all I did was confusing the guys at the record store... ah well... I'll get it, one way or another!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-01-07, 18:11:10
Bluey, I can recommend you to use Amazon, honestly - unless you've made it a sport to confuse guys  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2008-01-08, 09:52:44
Thanks for the recommendation, Nicky, but I thought it cannot hurt to bring Caamora to my record store's attention.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-01-18, 17:05:46
OK, today I pre-ordered "01011001" from Ayreon. It's the Limited Edition which means that I get the double cd, a bonus DVD, extended artwork and a 36-page booklet (instead of 28 pages). This all in a DVD sleeve. ;D I cannot wait to have it!

I also ordered Threshold - Subsurface (Special Edition) and Star One - Space Metal (Special Edition).


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-01-18, 17:15:40
OK, today I pre-ordered "01011001" from Ayreon. It's the Limited Edition which means that I get the double cd, a bonus DVD, extended artwork and a 36-page booklet (instead of 28 pages). This all in a DVD sleeve. ;D I cannot wait to have it!

I also ordered Threshold - Subsurface (Special Edition) and Star One - Space Metal (Special Edition).


-Paco

Good boy.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-01-22, 17:26:11
Ok, I forgot to tell you all, that I won a DVD of Blackfield.
I participated in a competition of DPRP and I won! ;D

I'm happy! But I heard this DVD isn't really that special... But it's nice to get it for free anyway!


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Micha on Tue, 2008-01-22, 19:27:15
Ok, I forgot to tell you all, that I won a DVD of Blackfield.
I participated in a competition of DPRP and I won! ;D

I'm happy! But I heard this DVD isn't really that special... But it's nice to get it for free anyway!


-Paco

I told you that a long time ago, but you won't believe it!  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-01-22, 19:33:54
I told you that a long time ago, but you won't believe it!  ;)

Hahaha LOL!

I absolutely didn't know what you were talking about at that moment. We were talking about Spock's Beard's Snow and I thought that you gave me a link to something about that. So I was searching for Spock's Beard on that page and didn't find it. So then I clicked away to the reviews and after that I never took a look at the competitionslist again.
Until I got an email from DPRP a week ago.

LOL, the pieces fall into their places.

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Micha on Wed, 2008-01-23, 23:01:48
OK, today I pre-ordered "01011001" from Ayreon. It's the Limited Edition which means that I get the double cd, a bonus DVD, extended artwork and a 36-page booklet (instead of 28 pages). This all in a DVD sleeve. ;D I cannot wait to have it!


-Paco

Same for me, I hope I'll get the LE on Friday. In the meantime I've to read the interview with Captain Future (http://www.dprp.net/specials/2008_ayreon/)  :) on DPRP.

Michael
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-01-23, 23:23:53
Same for me, I hope I'll get the LE on Friday. In the meantime I've to read the interview with Captain Future (http://www.dprp.net/specials/2008_ayreon/)  :) on DPRP.

Hey thanks for the link to the interview.
It was a nice read.

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2008-01-25, 20:03:25
Beyond the Blue (http://www.beyond-the-blue.eu/) - The Ray of Spring
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-01-27, 20:31:32
No cd, no DVD but...

An Ayreon T-shirt and with that a free poster, that i already had, and a button.

And by the entrance we all received a promo card, which i already had btw  ;D, and a pen.  *horns*

*Woe to you who dares to touch that pen. (http://www.arjenlucassen.com/board/images/smiles/icon_twisted.gif)(http://www.arjenlucassen.com/board/images/smiles/icon_twisted.gif)(http://www.arjenlucassen.com/board/images/smiles/icon_twisted.gif)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-01-28, 16:15:38
Today my order arrived!!
It brought me:
- Ayreon - 01011001 (Limited Edition) [2 CD + DVD]
- Star One - Space Metal (Limited Edition)
- Threshold - Subsurface (Special Edition)
- Spock's Beard - All On A Sunday [single]
- An Ayreon "01011001" button
- An Ayreon "01011001" pen
- An Ayreon "01011001" postcard
- A Ritual "The Hemulic Voluntary Band" postcard
- An Evergrey "Monday Morning Apocalypse" Sticker

Cool.... 8)

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2008-01-28, 16:51:06
That is indeed an eclectic order ...  ??? :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-01-28, 16:57:31
That is indeed an eclectic order ...  ??? :)

Well, I only ordered 01011001, Space Metal and Subsurface.

The rest came for free! 8)


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: GillianW on Mon, 2008-01-28, 17:44:10
Just received -
Ayreon 01011001 CD + DVD
Knight Area           Under a new Sign
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-01-29, 12:26:46
He PH. Just wondering.

Did you buy those at the Inside Out store?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2008-01-29, 12:59:52
Well, I only ordered 01011001, Space Metal and Subsurface.

The rest came for free! 8)


-Paco
Cool!  8) Where did you order this, that they sent you so many goodies?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-01-29, 14:23:03
He PH. Just wondering.

Did you buy those at the Inside Out store?

Yup. 8)

Cool!  8) Where did you order this, that they sent you so many goodies?
At the Inside Out store. 8)

-Paco :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-01-29, 14:25:56
Yup. 8)


Then tell me, what do you think about the shipping cost?

I personally think they're insanely high.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-01-29, 14:35:09
Then tell me, what do you think about the shipping cost?

I personally think they're insanely high.  :-\

Yup. :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-01-29, 15:46:49
Yup. :(

Just to pay €9.- euro's for shipping costs are...gruesome.  >:(

And above that, from 'our' country we can only order things from €25,- or more.  >:(

Inside out has a great store with lots of goodies but this is the main reason why i don't ever order there anymore.

Or it has to be for a good reason.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-01-29, 15:54:16
Just to pay €9.- euro's for shipping costs are...gruesome.  >:(

And above that, from 'our' country we can only order things from €25,- or more.  >:(

Inside out has a great store with lots of goodies but this is the main reason why i don't ever order there anymore.

Or it has to be for a good reason.  :-\

Well, once in a while I order along with a friend of mine. Together we try to make an order of 100 euros and then the shipping costs are free. If I remember correctly, you live in Vianen, which is next to Utrecht. If you want to order something through InsideOut, we can do so together when we both want to order something. I have an "OV-kaart", so for me it's not a problem to get to Vianen. Of course when school allows to.

Of course the buttons and stickers would still be for me. ;D ;)

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-01-29, 15:59:48
Well, once in a while I order along with a friend of mine. Together we try to make an order of 100 euros and then the shipping costs are free. If I remember correctly, you live in Vianen, which is next to Utrecht. If you want to order something through InsideOut, we can do so together when we both want to order something. I have an "OV-kaart", so for me it's not a problem to get to Vianen. Of course when school allows to.

Interesting. That might work.
Good idea.  ;)

Quote
Of course the buttons and stickers would still be for me. ;D ;)

-Paco

Only if they are buttons and stickers from Ayreon.  :P :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2008-01-31, 18:47:58
Visited 'Marktplaats' again. I'm waiting for the album 'Glitter' from The Urbane. And I have made a bid for Nolan/Wakeman's 'Jabberwocky'. No reaction yet. Don't make a better bid please  ;). And I have ordered 'Awakenings' from 'The Reasoning'.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-01-31, 22:21:00
Visited 'Marktplaats' again. I'm waiting for the album 'Glitter' from The Urbane.

Yeah, I still need that one too. Not every song on it is good. Just like with Neon. But the songs that ARE good, are REALLY cool. When I have both discs I'll make my own compilation CD! 8)

And I have made a bid for Nolan/Wakeman's 'Jabberwocky'. No reaction yet. Don't make a better bid please  ;).

LOL, that's like participating in a competition and posting on a forum "Hey you people, here you can win prizes!"
Anyway, I already have Jabberwocky, and it's GOOOOOOOOD!! :) It really is.

And I have ordered 'Awakenings' from 'The Reasoning'.
Well, I wonder what that's like...

Last monday I made an order on NLStore.nl, and I hope to get soon the following CDs:
- Solas - Another Day
- Solas - Waiting For An Echo
- Ritual - The Hemulic Voluntary Band

I'm really excited about it. I'm especially very curious about Solas.

-Paco

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-02-01, 16:36:27
And I have ordered 'Awakenings' from 'The Reasoning'.

Good choice, Teunis  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Fri, 2008-02-01, 17:16:02
12 stops and home by the feeling - more non prog but bloody good in a 70s way  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2008-02-01, 18:59:38
Yeah, I still need that one too. Not every song on it is good. Just like with Neon. But the songs that ARE good, are REALLY cool. When I have both discs I'll make my own compilation CD! 8)
I'm curious, I like the three tracks of this album on their MySpace site  *horns*

LOL, that's like participating in a competition and posting on a forum "Hey you people, here you can win prizes!"
Anyway, I already have Jabberwocky, and it's GOOOOOOOOD!! :) It really is.
Well, I wonder what that's like...
;D. I've read the comparison between 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and 'Jabberwocky' on this forum. 'The Hound' seems to be the favourite of the two, but I wanted to buy it anyway.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2008-02-04, 11:56:50
The Hound is much more darker (with excellent guitarwork from Arjen, btw.) while Jabberwocky is actually quite jolly at times.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-02-04, 15:46:36
The Hound is much more darker (with excellent guitarwork from Arjen, btw.) while Jabberwocky is actually quite jolly at times.

Yeah, but Jabberwocky has an extremely nice ballad which brings me to tears whenever I hear it.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sun, 2008-02-10, 16:03:29
I don't know if this has been thoroughly discussed on here, but why is it DVD in capitals and cd in small cases?! ??? :o :( :-\ :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-02-10, 17:21:14
The DVD's need more Lebensraum, Deenfan !

 ;D

Nicky.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-02-10, 17:40:06
I don't know if this has been thoroughly discussed on here, but why is it DVD in capitals and cd in small cases?! ??? :o :( :-\ :P

Hmmm, good point.  :-\

I used to say CeeDee but someone addressed me with the possibility of using fewer eh lesser eh not so much letters.

 ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2008-02-10, 20:57:37
Just ordered: The Lens - A Word In Your Eye.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2008-02-11, 10:38:56
Hmmm, good point.  :-\

I used to say CeeDee but someone addressed me with the possibility of using fewer eh lesser eh not so much letters.

 ;D

A topic as good as it ever was, apparently! :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2008-02-16, 11:42:57
Just ordered:
DVD's: Toto - Falling in Between Live and Caamora - She
Cd: Steve Lukather - Ever Changing Times

And yes, probably I'll be receiving Nolan & Wakeman's 'Jabberwocky' today. No one made a better bid  8).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-02-16, 17:29:32
And yes, probably I'll be receiving Nolan & Wakeman's 'Jabberwocky' today. No one made a better bid  8).

You can thank me for that later.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2008-02-18, 10:46:52
Cd: Steve Lukather - Ever Changing Times

Pre-ordered it from Amazon one month ago. Can't wait to have it in my mailbox  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2008-02-18, 19:55:56
Pre-ordered it from Amazon one month ago. Can't wait to have it in my mailbox  ;)
In about a week it'll arrive I hope, just like the FIB Live DVD.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-02-18, 22:02:15
Cd: Steve Lukather - Ever Changing Times

Ehhmm....
I don't know wether I should say this, but ok...

I thought you said Steve Lukatheter...


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-02-19, 10:04:17
Ehhmm....
I don't know wether I should say this, but ok...

I thought you said Steve Lukatheter...

 ??? I don't get the pun, PH. Could you explain it for me (as you did for Nicky's "my threshold lies at ten").

Lukatheter sounds a bit like Dream Theater but I guess it was not your idea. Anyway, I read a recent interview of Steve Lukather where he pretends to be friend with John Petrucci (they share the same guitars supplier). But I didn't read any Petrucci's interview confirming it ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-02-19, 17:02:00
Well, it´s a very lame joke actually... But when it's late, I always get a bit corny...

Steve Lukatheter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catheter)

Oh, and my girlfriend is studying nurse education.


Dull...

-Paco



EDIT: This is my 3000th post!! Woohoo!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-02-19, 17:08:16
EDIT: This is my 3000th post!! Woohoo!!

And how about the quality ?

 ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-02-19, 17:20:39
And how about the quality ?

You ask me?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-02-19, 18:05:39
Well, it´s a very lame joke actually... But when it's late, I always get a bit corny...

Steve Lukatheter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catheter)

Oh, and my girlfriend is studying nurse education.

Dull...

Let's see it in a positive way. Yes, the joke is lame but you have accomplished one of the oldest male fantasies : you are dating a nurse  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-02-19, 18:06:30
You ask me?

It's better to ask you than to ask me, especially after your last joke ...  >:(  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-02-19, 18:57:01
Let's see it in a positive way. Yes, the joke is lame but you have accomplished one of the oldest male fantasies : you are dating a nurse  ;)

How about Look-at-her ?

 ;D  or  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-02-19, 19:55:05
How about Look-at-her ?

;D ;D ;D

"Steve! Look at her!"

:D :D :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2008-02-20, 10:53:11
;D ;D ;D

"Steve! Look at her!"

:D :D :D

 :D Indeed ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Wed, 2008-02-20, 12:14:29
Nlow, ask the norse-studying nurse what Norwegian word is pronounced like "Steve", and what it might mean... :D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-02-20, 12:33:26
Now, ask the norse-studying nurse what Norwegian word is pronounced like "Steve", and what it might mean... :D ;D

It prob means the same as in Danish.

In Denmark we have the joke that the brother of Gregory Peck is Steve - better not translate  :-[

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-02-20, 16:35:54
Steve Peck?

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-02-20, 17:39:34
Hey Paco, don't ever say that when you come to Scandinavia  :o

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-02-20, 17:49:04
Steve Peck! 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-02-20, 17:57:16
Looks like it's soon partytime for los chickonos  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Crazy Diamond on Thu, 2008-02-21, 23:16:55
Hi all !

Recently bought my first Ayreon CD, Universal Migrator - Special addition.

Was a bit wary of what to expect since I was not sure that using so many different vocalists would work but the whole thing hangs together very well and the music is amazing.

So, overall have been very impressed and will get the latest release as soon as pay-day comes around.

All the Best

CD
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-02-22, 19:40:27
Hi all !

Recently bought my first Ayreon CD, Universal Migrator - Special addition.

Was a bit wary of what to expect since I was not sure that using so many different vocalists would work but the whole thing hangs together very well and the music is amazing.

So, overall have been very impressed and will get the latest release as soon as pay-day comes around.

All the Best

CD

 :o

Your first?  ???

Have you got a lot of catching up to do.  :D

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-02-23, 10:42:18
What a lucky guy...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Micha on Sun, 2008-02-24, 18:37:59
What a lucky guy...

As lucky as Paco...

Today on DPRP:

Ayreon Competition : January 2008

The winner of the limited edition Ayreon 0100110 was:

Paco Hagenaars - NL


Congrats again, Paco! 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2008-02-24, 22:20:48
Yes. I must say, I'm one lucky b*****d.
Actually, I feel a bit embarrassed... Since I already have that album... :-[
But I already know what to do with it. :)

But recently I decided to participate in any competition when they get on my way.
Sort of New Year's Resolution actually...

You can't lose what you can't win. Or something like that...


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2008-02-25, 16:43:30
Congratulations!!! *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-02-25, 17:17:27
You can't lose what you can't win. Or something like that...

So you better watch out, Paco, because since you actually won, you can lose what you won  :D

Nicky.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2008-03-03, 18:17:22
Today I bought the new Ayreon album (the digipack including DVD) and the new Avantasia album (also the limited edition with DVD).  :)

Couldn't get the new Caamora album "She" though...  :( ...they didn't even want to pre-order it for me!  >:(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-03-03, 20:55:59
...they didn't even want to pre-order it for me!  >:(

That's not very nice.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2008-03-05, 18:14:52
That's not very nice.  :-\
Nope, but that's life. I guess I'll have to go to the UK and get it there!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-03-06, 16:22:58
Today I bought:

Amaran's Plight - Voice In The Light
Ayreon - Actual Fantasy (Revisited)

I'm especially happy with Amaran's Plight. It's an amazing record, this one.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-03-07, 00:41:39
Today I bought:

Amaran's Plight - Voice In The Light


I so agree with you there, Paco.
It's an amazing album and highly recommended to anyone who likes Shadow Gallery as well.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2008-03-07, 19:30:29
I so agree with you there, Paco.
It's an amazing album and highly recommended to anyone who likes Shadow Gallery as well.  *horns*
Like me  :D, it's indeed a rocking great album.

I've got a mail that the Toto 'Falling in Between Live' has finally been shipped to me, so tomorrow I'll be enjoying it  *horns*.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2008-03-10, 21:54:51
A few minutes ago I bought the Caamora "She" box set. I'm so excited!!  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-03-16, 02:14:30
A few minutes ago I bought the Caamora "She" box set. I'm so excited!!  :)

I bought that one as well though i must say that it's a bit expensive.  :'(

But nevertheless very good.  ;D

And the Tangent - Not As Good As The Book deluxe edition.

 *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2008-03-17, 21:00:33
I bought that one as well though i must say that it's a bit expensive.  :'(
Well, yes, but didn't you say somewhere else on this forum that you wanted to financially support one of your favourite musicians?  ;D

But nevertheless very good.  ;D
Have you already got it?!  :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2008-03-23, 13:51:30
Yesterday I ordered the Pallas live DVD 'Moment to Moment'. I love Alan Reed's voice  *horns*.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-03-24, 10:13:37
Threshold's Ravages Of Time although i haven't got yet of course.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2008-04-07, 20:58:51
I have ordered the new Asia album called 'Phoenix' today.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Tue, 2008-04-08, 20:07:23
I have recently purchased 'Airplane' and 'The Naked Gun' on DVD.

I LOVE comedy!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2008-04-08, 21:14:54
Oh, er... I guess I should mention that I recently bought Evanescence's "The Open Door" - thanks to Applemoes?? !  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2008-04-08, 22:16:50
 :)

How's the album? I actually started to listen to some old demo songs from Evanescence again.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2008-04-08, 22:20:11
It's great so far - but I've only got 10 km to drive to work, so I didn't get very far yet...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2008-04-08, 22:22:01
Take the scenic route :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2008-04-08, 22:22:31
...via Ittervoort?! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2008-04-10, 18:56:11
Ordered the Jadis album 'More Than Meets The Eye' (special edition).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-04-11, 11:48:16
Ordered the Jadis album 'More Than Meets The Eye' (special edition).

Great, Teunis  8) The second CD is very interesting, including two versions of my favorite Jadis song This Changing Face. Enjoy !
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Mon, 2008-04-14, 23:35:33
New DVD:- Red Dwarf VIII

I'm watching it now...

Laughing my tits off!!! :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Sergey on Tue, 2008-04-15, 14:54:20
After Forever "After forever"(2007),Nuclear Blast,digi book  *horns*
After Forever 'Energize me"(2007),Nuclear Blast,single
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-04-17, 20:16:56
Today I bought:

The Tangent - Not As Good As The Book (Special Edition) 8)
Marillion - Clutching At Straws (2 disc version) 8)

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Peter on Sun, 2008-04-20, 10:23:01
Marillion - Clutching At Straws (2 disc version) 8)

yessss, one of the greatest albums on my... no, on anyone's shelf.... good choice :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-04-20, 15:17:57
I ordered and received Magenta's new album called Metamorphosis.

A brilliant album and highly recommended.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sun, 2008-04-20, 15:36:41
New DVD, The Naked Gun.

I watched this last night.

Brilliant!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: AnsOnkruid on Sun, 2008-04-20, 19:38:41
Spock's Beard - Spock's Beard
Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun (2 disc edition)
 ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2008-04-20, 22:37:05
At the Threshold gig:

- Headspace cd
- Damian Wilson & band, live in rehearsal
- A Day's Work - A Home in the Rain (AMAAAAAZING singer!)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2008-04-21, 14:07:42
I ordered and received Magenta's new album called Metamorphosis.

A brilliant album and highly recommended.

Could you tell me a little more about the music, Mad ? I have to order it soon ...

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Sergey on Thu, 2008-04-24, 16:04:26
Threshold "Critical energy"(2004),DVD
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-04-25, 09:23:58
Threshold "Critical energy"(2004),DVD

Yes, maybe I should order this one too ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-04-25, 17:54:40
Could you tell me a little more about the music, Mad ? I have to order it soon ...



It's good.  ;D

No, just kidding.  :D

I like the album a lot. It has the same ingredients as Home but because it's a epical album (two songs that clocks above 20 minutes) it's far more complex then Home.
Actually, i've read that on the album are only two songs because Prekestolen and Blind faith can be considered as two final parts of the other two songs.
If you like big epical songs and thought highly of Home  i think you'll like this album too.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-04-27, 00:18:47
Latest DVD - Arena's 'Caught in the Act' which turned up this morning from Verglas.  OK, I know I'm a bit late with this one, but I don't buy DVDs as religiously as I do CDs.  :-[

Latest CD - Sausage - 'Riddles Are Abound Tonight'
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-04-27, 11:44:00
... I don't buy DVDs as religiously as I do CDs.  :-[

Same here, Steve. With music I'v become extremely meticulous. It means sooo much to me.

And welcome. Looks like you're already adding your mustard  *horns*

Mind telling us bit more bout yourself in the various threads ?  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-04-27, 18:35:24
Might do, might do  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-04-29, 18:22:29
Roine Stolt - Wallstreet Voodoo

Is it true that this one came without booklet? ???


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-04-29, 23:52:20
Roine Stolt - Wallstreet Voodoo
Is it true that this one came without booklet? ???

Nope.  Mine's got a little bookletty-thingy-jobby.

Was listening to 'Hydrophonia' earlier - another cool RS album  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-04-29, 23:54:13
Latest purchase: The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow.

ProgCred rating of zero, but what the heck...  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-04-30, 00:18:38
Last addition to my ever expanding cd collection is the new album of Everon called North.

A bit more mainstream following in the wake of one of their previous albums Bridge but nevertheless quite nice.
Not earth shocking or ground breaking and definitely no classic but nice.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-04-30, 02:14:37
Nope.  Mine's got a little bookletty-thingy-jobby.

Well, it depends on what you call "a little bookletty-thingy-jobby".
Mine also came with "a little bookletty-thingy-jobby", but that means no lyrics, just a piece of paper with on one side the album cover art, and on the other side the tracks of the album.

What a rip-off...


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-04-30, 20:37:58
Well, it depends on what you call "a little bookletty-thingy-jobby".

20 page bookletty-thingy-jobby, if you're a stickler for detail.  ;)

The lyrics are even printed large enough for twilight-years proggers to read...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-04-30, 23:34:29
Then I've been cheated...

Shit...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-05-01, 00:07:30
Unfortunately it's one of those things, CDs tend to have more packaging when they're new.  Then it dwindles away to something minimal, before expanding again for the obligatory re-issue with extra tracks.

As I've had my Wall Street for some years now, I've fortunately got the more elaborate booklet.  But I often wonder how many other albums are missing bits that I don't even know about...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: gelert on Thu, 2008-05-01, 20:55:44
But I often wonder how many other albums are missing bits that I don't even know about...

Any financial offers on an ORIGINAL Genesis - Foxtrot with a 3+ hour version of Suppers Ready?  ;D

OK - so the CD plays, but then gets stuck at "...human bacon..." !
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-05-01, 21:02:01
a 3+ hour version of Suppers Ready?

3 hours? No thanks.  As a confirmed Flower Kings fan, I no longer buy short stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-05-01, 21:04:02
Through the letterbox today:

Beardfish - 'Sleeping in Traffic Part One'
Ritual - 'The Hemulic Voluntary Band'
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: gelert on Thu, 2008-05-01, 21:12:22
3 hours? No thanks.  As a confirmed Flower Kings fan, I no longer buy short stuff.  ;D

LMAOROF!  :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-05-02, 00:01:26
3 hours? No thanks.  As a confirmed Flower Kings fan, I no longer buy short stuff.  ;D

Hahahahahaha :D :D :D

Good one on the Hemulic Voluntary Band. It's an amazing album! The Epic is one of the best songs of 2007 in my book.

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-05-02, 08:33:00
Good one on the Hemulic Voluntary Band. It's an amazing album!

Not arf.  It completely blew me away on first listen last night, so I dread to think how obsessive I'll be once I get to know it!  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-05-02, 10:03:16
Just dropped through the letterbox this morning (I'm working from home today, hurrah!).....

Mostly Autumn's new 'Glass Shadows'
Sieges Even's 'A Sense of Change'

The latter I ordered from Amazon Germany, as the UK arm seems to be increasingly useless.  If it's not Britney or Whitney then it's not in stock  >:(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-05-02, 12:04:38
A BIG experience is awaiting you, Steve, as ALL Sieges Even albums are pure genius.

How about using the stores connected to Amazon ?  I used them a lot with great benefit (before my credit card was cancelled a year ago).

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-05-02, 13:10:35
A BIG experience is awaiting you, Steve, as ALL Sieges Even albums are pure genius.

Completely agree.  I'd got all their stuff apart from 'A Sense of Change' and 'Sophisticated' so was just plugging the last couple of holes in the collection.  8)

Personally I think they've really perfected their art in the last two albums - stunning stuff.


How about using the stores connected to Amazon ?  I used them a lot with great benefit (before my credit card was cancelled a year ago).

Pretty much what I normally do, it's just that amazon.de happened to be the link I clicked on this time around.  Oh, the joys of internet shopping.  In the old days, bankrupting yourself used to take a lot of dedication and hard work.  ;)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-05-05, 20:22:39
A couple of movies:

A two disk SE version of Seven.
The Killing Fields
Dead Poets Society
Domestic Disturbance
Band Of Brothers steel-can.
Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
Doinny Brasco

And.
..
.

Bassie en Adriaan.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-05-05, 21:31:23
And.
..
.

Bassie en Adriaan.  ;D

Oeh oeh oeh!! Which one?! ;D

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-05-05, 21:44:23
The one with 25 children songs on it. Covers of course.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-05-05, 21:49:38
The one with 25 children songs on it. Covers of course.  ;)


Liedjes uit grootmoeders tijd????

Ah man! I had hoped that you would say something like "De Plaaggeest" or "De huilende professor"...

Ah well, any Bassie en Adriaan is ok with me! ;D

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-05-05, 23:59:56
A couple of movies:

Seven, The Killing Fields, and Dead Poets Society are great movies. The others, dunno.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-05-06, 10:11:10
Def Leppard - 'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge'
RPWL - 'Trying to Kiss the Sun'
Ten - 'Return to Evermore'

Repeat until convinced: "Working from home today doesn't mean I can devote my attentions to these new arrivals"  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-05-06, 10:23:39
Def Leppard - 'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge'
RPWL - 'Trying to Kiss the Sun'
Ten - 'Return to Evermore'

What do you think of the new Def Leppard album ? I am one of the few that really enjoyed X ?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-05-06, 10:28:23
What do you think of the new Def Leppard album ? I am one of the few that really enjoyed X ?

I'm literally just about to take the shrink-wrap off the thing, so the jury is still out.  I do tend to like Def Leppard, though (even X!) so I'm not expecting to be disappointed.  First time I saw them was supporting Sammy Hagar (I think?) way back before they got anywhere.  They didn't have much material and so played Rocks Off several times.  Still enjoyed them, even though they looked about 12 years old  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-05-06, 10:55:24
I'm literally just about to take the shrink-wrap off the thing, so the jury is still out.  I do tend to like Def Leppard, though (even X!) so I'm not expecting to be disappointed.  First time I saw them was supporting Sammy Hagar (I think?) way back before they got anywhere.  They didn't have much material and so played Rocks Off several times.  Still enjoyed them, even though they looked about 12 years old  ;D

Maybe they were actually 12 !  ;D

My first souvenir of them is the Photograph's video that I watched accidentally on French TV. Wow, what a riff, I thought ... Then I saw them live during the Pyromania Tour but the sound was really bad.

A great band IMHO with a few unforgettable songs like Bringin' on the Heartbreak. Let me know when you have given the new album a few spins  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2008-05-06, 11:00:53
Poirot, part 1 box.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-05-07, 20:58:12
Knight Area - Under a New Sign
RPWL - Stock
Satellite - Evening Games
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-05-07, 21:07:12
A great band IMHO with a few unforgettable songs like Bringin' on the Heartbreak. Let me know when you have given the new album a few spins  ;)

Enjoyable.  Other than that, not much I can say that you can't work out for yourself, it's Def Leppard - it does what it says on the tin.  If you like Def Leppard, then you'll like 'Sparkle Lounge', if you don't then it probably won't change your mind.

A tad rockier than some Leppard CDs is about the only comment I think is worth making.  Fewer tracks that will surface in a couple of years on 'Now That's What I Call Power Ballads, Volume 69' and more that will appear on 'Now That's What I Call Music To Do Some Fast Driving To, Volume 69'  ;)


Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-05-09, 11:04:17
Enjoyable.  Other than that, not much I can say that you can't work out for yourself, it's Def Leppard - it does what it says on the tin.  If you like Def Leppard, then you'll like 'Sparkle Lounge', if you don't then it probably won't change your mind.

A tad rockier than some Leppard CDs is about the only comment I think is worth making.  Fewer tracks that will surface in a couple of years on 'Now That's What I Call Power Ballads, Volume 69' and more that will appear on 'Now That's What I Call Music To Do Some Fast Driving To, Volume 69'  ;)

Thanks for the report, Steve  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-05-09, 15:43:50
I hadn't bought anything for a while but I couldn't resist this time.

Ordered Metarmophosis and She from progrock.co.uk ...

... plus Unia, Ecliptica and Songs from the Sparkle Lounge from priceminister.com

Don't give the names of the bands to let you search a bit  ;D

And now I am ruined  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-05-09, 20:05:10
Threshold - Subsurface.  And very good it is, too  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-05-10, 11:05:23
Ordered ... She

Wonder where you got that idea from, Bups  ::)


And now I am ruined  :P

It's not the cd's, Bups, it's all the m'elles  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Mon, 2008-05-12, 16:35:52
Been scooping up Dan Fogelberg CDs. Had his stuff on vinyl but never on CD. Got some remastered ones that sound pretty good. He died last December. It's not prog, but his music is a guilty pleasure of mine.

Looking forward to picking up Porcupine Tree's "Lightbulb Sun," Opeth's "Watershed" next month when they're available in the U.S.

Anyone have PT's "Nil Recurring"? Is it worth having?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-05-12, 22:01:39
Anyone have PT's "Nil Recurring"? Is it worth having?

If you like 'Fear of a Blank Planet' then it's very much worth having - more of the same kind of thing.  Personally I enjoy 'Nil Recurring' a little bit more, but only a tiny little bit!  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-05-12, 22:20:48
The new live album and live DVD of Sylvan's Posthumous Silence show.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Ian M on Tue, 2008-05-13, 02:59:53
Cream - Disreali Gears
Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories
Rush- A Farewell To Kings
Catching up on CDs!

Patrick Moraz - Story of I
Kate Rusby - Awkward Annie
iTunes

Ian
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-05-13, 18:32:42
A.C.T Silence (as recommended by 007)
RPWL World Through My Eyes (I can't enough RPWL at the moment!)
Credo Rhetoric (been meaning to try Credo for ages)

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-05-13, 20:21:59
Three great choices, Steve.  8)

Especially Credo and RPWL are magnificent.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Wed, 2008-05-14, 07:20:43
Anyone ordered the new Opeth - Watershed yet ?  Think i may give it a go.

Last one i bought was a compilation - edge of the eighties and very good it is as well
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-05-14, 11:58:40
Anyone ordered the new Opeth - Watershed yet ?  Think i may give it a go.

I've not ordered it yet, but it's only a matter of time.  Despite the death-metal-growl vocals there's quite a bit of more melodic stuff on the average Opeth album, a mix of quiet and loud bits that works well for me.  As long as the new album doesn't stray too far from this established formula I reckon it'll be a safe bet.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2008-05-14, 19:53:16
The new live album and live DVD of Sylvan's Posthumous Silence show.  8)
I am waiting for that one too. Going to order the DVD for sure  *horns*.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-05-15, 18:52:49
Spock's Beard Feel Euphoria
Sieges Even Sophisticated, which finishes off my Sieges collection at last  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-05-16, 10:07:53
Opeth 'Still Life' (Re-issue with DVD)
RPWL 'Start the Fire' (I've been so impressed with RPWL that I've bought most of the albums in about a month - just need 'God has Failed' now.  Awesome band.  Shine on you crazy Germans!  *horns* )

I've got the day off work today, and absolutely no demands on my time whatsoever.  What ever shall I do?  I know, how about some music...  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Sergey on Sun, 2008-05-18, 08:15:20
Royal Hunt "Collision course"(2008),digi book
Alan Morse "Four o'clock and hysteria"(2007)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-05-20, 20:56:30
Opeth - 'Lamentations' Live DVD
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-05-21, 23:06:23
Magenta Home/New York Suite/Night & Day (3 CD bundle)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-05-22, 09:07:59
Magenta Home/New York Suite/Night & Day (3 CD bundle)

I was deceived by those three but I have to give New York Suite a few more proper listens.

Ordered Porcupine Tree's DVD Arriving Somewhere yesterday and I hope it will help me to dig PT better since so far I only have Signify and Deadwing and am not impressed  :(  despite a few good/great songs here and there (i.e. Dark Matter  *horns*).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Sergey on Thu, 2008-05-22, 16:26:05
Saga "Trust"(2006) ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-05-22, 21:04:22
Ordered Porcupine Tree's DVD Arriving Somewhere yesterday and I hope it will help me to dig PT better since so far I only have Signify and Deadwing and am not impressed  :(  despite a few good/great songs here and there (i.e. Dark Matter  *horns*).

Oooooo! That's a very good DVD!
Gavin's drumskills are  :-*.
And the rest of the band is good too.
And a good list of songs.

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-05-24, 10:13:11
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (Deluxe Edition)

I'm filling some gaps in the Queensrÿche collection at the moment.  This is the 3 disc version which includes Mindcrime itself, plus a Hammy Odeon 1990 live CD and the 'Video Mindcrime' DVD.  8)

Edited for a second delivery:

Queensrÿche - Tribe.  The only Queensrÿche studio album I hadn't got, or even heard.  :-[
Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two.  Hurrah!  After being knocked out by progtastic part one, I've been eagerly awaiting the second CD.  I think I'll cancel all plans for the rest of the weekend and just sit listening to Beardfish.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-05-28, 18:47:24
Demians - Building An Empire
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-05-30, 10:38:49
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
Joe Jackson - Night And Day
Joe Jackson - Body And Soul

Most of my Joe Jackson collection never made it onto CD, something I've now taken steps to correct thanks to Amazon selling the above titles for a mere 2.98 UK pounds  8)

It's ironic that Body and Soul was one of the earliest albums I heard on CD back when they first came out, but it was a copy loaned from a friend.  It's been on my 'Buy Soon' list for over 20 years!  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-05-30, 14:24:28
Great. I don't see I'm the Man on your list, my favorite album of his. The double CD Live 1980-1986 is also a must-have  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-05-30, 15:35:42
Great. I don't see I'm the Man on your list, my favorite album of his.

Certainly one I want, however the object of the exercise was to snap up the 2.98 items while they were going cheap.  I can't resist a bargain.  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-05-30, 18:57:39
Rush - Snakes & Arrows Live
Opeth - Watershed CD/DVD
Pre -ordered the DVD of Neal Morse (Sola Scriptura)
Pre-ordered both live CD and DVD of Sylvan's Posthumous Silence show.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-05-31, 07:37:12
Royal Hunt - Collision Course
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-05-31, 07:42:06
Opeth - Watershed CD/DVD

Official release date in the UK is monday, and I note that the status of my order with Amazon has changed to 'dispatching soon' which is encouraging.  It's already available as an iTunes download, but I've managed to resist the temptation as the sound quality isn't as good.  48 hours to go for me... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-06-03, 21:44:23
Opeth - Watershed.  I'm a bit disappointed to find the bonus tracks are on the DVD rather than the CD, but otherwise I'm looking forward to playing this later on.  And probably most of tomorrow, too!  *horns*

Dream Theater - Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York DVD.  I've been playing the triple live CD so much lately that I thought I'd treat myself to the DVD.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-06-03, 22:17:58

Dream Theater - Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York DVD.  I've been playing the triple live CD so much lately that I thought I'd treat myself to the DVD.  8)


The bonus features on that one are soo  *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-06-04, 22:24:00
Caamora  She
The Lost Attic IQ
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-06-04, 22:56:54
Demians - Building An Empire
The Pineapple Thief - Tightly Unwound
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: kmorse on Thu, 2008-06-05, 04:44:47
Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring
Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
Dan Fogelberg's entire discography up through "The Innocent Age" (not prog, but a guilty pleasure of mine).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-06-05, 10:06:15
I am very excited because, after many unsuccessful researches, I finally found a CD version of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons' album Screaming Targets which I enjoyed a lot, hum, almost 30 years ago  :-X

Not prog at all but a very good australian light rock album with a reggae touch. I hope it will sound as good to my ears now that it did back then. Dont know if some the oldest roomies even heard of Jo Jo Zep  ???

Can't wait to receive it !
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-06-06, 09:42:34
The Young Ones Series 1 DVD
The Young Ones Series 2 DVD

Classic British comedy, high time I replaced my worn VHS copies, I thought...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-06-06, 09:51:49
I am very excited because, after many unsuccessful researches, I finally found a CD version of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons' album Screaming Targets which I enjoyed a lot, hum, almost 30 years ago  :-X

I was similarly impressed recently when Money's 'First Investment' eventually made it onto CD.  I loved that band and saw them loads of times, but they never managed to get anywhere  :(

Also, a couple of years back, all three albums by a 1970s band called Dirty Tricks appeared - much to my suprise.  Saw them supporting Budgie and also Streetwalkers - they made a lasting impression but I never thought I'd get replacements for my vinyl.  8)


Dont know if some the oldest roomies even heard of Jo Jo Zep  ???

The name seems to ring a vague bell, but I might be thinking of Jo Jo Gunne. :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-06-06, 11:58:55
Dont know if some of the oldest roomies even heard of Jo Jo Zep  ???

Nope Bups, never heard about him/her/them. I'v heard about Zep, heard them (again and again), and herded them (all official cd's and dvd's) onto my racks. But Jo Jo, no no  ;D

Thanks for commenting on'm, Bups  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-06-06, 16:32:28
Not of this world by Pendragon
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-06-06, 16:32:56
Thanks for commenting on'm, Bups  :)

Well, I would lie if I told you they were the best band in the world but they had their moment ... that didn't last for long ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Jo_Zep
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-06-06, 22:23:05
The bonus features on that one are soo  *horns* *horns* *horns*

Yes indeed.  Awesome version of 'Change of Seasons', even better for being able to see them as well as hear them.  *horns*

I've just finished listening to the band commentary - really illuminating.  I'd not noticed most of the influences they mention, such as Genesis's 'Counting Out Time'  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-06-07, 09:34:00
Dream Theater - Images & Words Tokyo/5 Years in a Livetime double DVD.

I'm gradually plugging the gaps in my Dream Theater DVD library.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-06-10, 20:10:15
Joe Satriani - Dreaming #11
Joe Satriani - Engines of Creation
Joe Satriani - Live in SF DVD

More Amazon cheapies  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2008-06-11, 10:25:13
Dream Theater - Images & Words Tokyo/5 Years in a Livetime double DVD.

I watched 5 years in a Livetime with the audio comments from the band on and it was very funny and rather interesting. A very good idea IMHO. Well, of course, you won't hear JM much ...  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-06-11, 19:43:19
Uriah Heep - Wake the Sleeper.

It's about 10 years since their last new studio album, so I'm looking forward to giving this one a spin.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2008-06-11, 19:55:31
Uriah Heep - Wake the Sleeper.

It's about 10 years since their last new studio album, so I'm looking forward to giving this one a spin.  :)


I hardly ever post my purchases in this thread but I always thought that I bought many cd's and dvd's......Until you joined the Room! :o

 ;D

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-06-11, 20:11:54
I hardly ever post my purchases in this thread but I always thought that I bought many cd's and dvd's......Until you joined the Room!

LOL, yes!  I have been going a bit mad lately.  :-[  In my defence I think I should point out that I bought very little last year - be sure to mention this if you ever meet my other half  ;D

Also, I'm pretty fired up about music of late.  There's loads of good stuff around and lots of low price offers as well.  I spend around 4 hours a day travelling, plus am fortunate enough to be able to listen to my iPod at work as well, so I've got a bigger than ever urge to consume.  For the last year I've worked close to a railway station and, for the first time in my life, I've not needed to own/run a car.  The money is much better spent on music  8) 8)

BTW: you should post your purchases on here, I for one find it useful to get an idea of what's around as I don't buy any music mags these days.  Just read somewhere else that there's a new Judas Priest album coming out next week...



Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-06-13, 09:49:56
Stand by, Tom, incoming... ;D ;D

Caamora - She.  At last!  It's taken me a while to get around to ordering this one.
Magenta - Metamorphosis
Magenta - Another Time... Another Place...

The two Magenta items were an attractively-priced bundle at http://www.progrock.co.uk/ (http://www.progrock.co.uk/) so I couldn't resist  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-06-13, 15:03:55

The two Magenta items were an attractively-priced bundle at http://www.progrock.co.uk/ (http://www.progrock.co.uk/) so I couldn't resist  :-[


Hope they will send you their free compilation CD which is very good, including Credo and Magenta songs amongst others.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-06-13, 15:20:52
Hope they will send you their free compilation CD which is very good, including Credo and Magenta songs amongst others.

Yes, I think I had that the first time I ordered from them.  A welcome treat.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2008-06-14, 16:29:13
Just ordered two albums of the Polish band 'Satellite':
'A Street Between Sunrise and Sunset'
'Evening Games'
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-06-14, 16:36:12
Just ordered two albums of the Polish band 'Satellite':

Nice one.  I've been getting into 'Satellite' this year, too  *horns*

Just noticed that my new Spock's Beard live DVD now says 'despatched' on Amazon.  Hurrah!  The CD seems to be lagging behind, though...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-06-15, 12:23:26
Nice one.  I've been getting into 'Satellite' this year, too  *horns*

Just noticed that my new Spock's Beard live DVD now says 'despatched' on Amazon.  Hurrah!  The CD seems to be lagging behind, though...


Not heard any Satellite could you compare their sound with anyone?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-06-15, 15:42:24
Not heard any Satellite could you compare their sound with anyone?

Difficult to say, as they're one of those bands that seem to have an awful lot of influences, both rock and prog rock.

A little more guitar-led than keyboard, but still very melodic.  Some of the guitar parts have that wonderfully fluid Camel/Floyd sound to them, but then there's at least one bit I can think of that reminds me of Golden Earring!  Some of the vocal sound a little like Fish or earlier Arena, but others don't.

If this wishy-washy answer makes them sound like a band with no identity then don't let this put you off - it's more my inability to put music into words than anything to do with the band.  This is full-on prog, no doubt about it.  I bought "Into the Night" a few months back and was immediately hooked.  I picked up "Evening Games" and "Street" pretty quickly afterwards.

Certainly recommendable  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-06-15, 17:13:53
Difficult to say, as they're one of those bands that seem to have an awful lot of influences, both rock and prog rock.

A little more guitar-led than keyboard, but still very melodic.  Some of the guitar parts have that wonderfully fluid Camel/Floyd sound to them, but then there's at least one bit I can think of that reminds me of Golden Earring!  Some of the vocal sound a little like Fish or earlier Arena, but others don't.

If this wishy-washy answer makes them sound like a band with no identity then don't let this put you off - it's more my inability to put music into words than anything to do with the band.  This is full-on prog, no doubt about it.  I bought "Into the Night" a few months back and was immediately hooked.  I picked up "Evening Games" and "Street" pretty quickly afterwards.

Certainly recommendable  *horns*

It was a mean question. Thanks for the answer.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-06-15, 22:05:06
Of course, a clearer thinker would have sent you to look at http://www.myspace.com/satellitepoland (http://www.myspace.com/satellitepoland)  ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-06-15, 22:46:44
Of course, a clearer thinker would have sent you to look at http://www.myspace.com/satellitepoland (http://www.myspace.com/satellitepoland)  ::)


That's always useful, yes.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-06-15, 22:50:43
Of course, a clearer thinker would have sent you to look at http://www.myspace.com/satellitepoland (http://www.myspace.com/satellitepoland)  ::)


Ta very much
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-06-16, 11:53:20
BTW: you should post your purchases on here, I for one find it useful to get an idea of what's around as I don't buy any music mags these days.

Okay, I'll try to list my purchases here from now on :).

I bought Coldplay - Vida La Vida last weekend. Sound promising so far!

Tom

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-06-16, 12:00:44
I bought Coldplay - La Vida Vida last weekend. Sound promising so far!

Comon, Tom  :'( :'( :'(

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-06-16, 12:04:58
Comon, Tom  :'( :'( :'(

What??? ???
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-06-16, 12:19:01
What??? ???

Just between us two, Tom:  Take your Coldplay back to the cd-store and exchange it with The Twilight Chronicles. You'l luuuuuv me forever if you do that  :-* :-* :-*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-06-16, 12:28:05
Just between us two, Tom:  Take your Coldplay back to the cd-store and exchange it with The Twilight Chronicles. You'l luuuuuv me forever if you do that  :-* :-* :-*

I think it's time to get over your preconceptions regarding 'my' Coldplay, Nicky! Once you're hooked, you'll give away your copy of The Twilight Chronicles to me for free! ;)

BTW, The Twilight Chronicles is an album from Ten, right? :P

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-06-16, 15:10:51
I think it's time to get over your preconceptions regarding 'my' Coldplay, Nicky!

A couple of years ago, there was so much ravin about X&Y that I decided to get the cd. I suffered thru it thrice and couldnt take any more; the playing left me cold. I thought, f*, how can people listen to this j* when we have DT, Arena, and Ten. Not only did I experience it as totally run-of-the-mill, but there wasnt even any real melody ala e.g. Robbie Williams or even Christina Aguilera.

Just a (f*in) opinion  :D


BTW, The Twilight Chronicles is an album from Ten, right? :P

OK, it took ten allusions to sink in with you, Tom  ;D


Once you're ... you'll give away your copy of The Twilight Chronicles to me for free! ;)

Great, now at least you're aware that there's some goody awaitin you, Tomboy  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-06-16, 19:20:02
The new Coldplay is indeed very good.  8)

Though the single Violet Hill does little to me. In fact i think it's the weakest song on the album.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-06-16, 20:59:31
Manning - Songs from the Bilston House (progrock.co.uk)
Manning - Anser's Tree (progrock.co.uk)
Judas Priest - Nostradamus (amazon.co.uk)

I was expecting to get the Spock's Beard live CDs and DVDs today, but Amazon have f*ck*d up on the new releases yet again.  >:(
I've received 2 copies of Judas Priest, despite my account showing only one, and the Spock's DVD didn't turn up.  Might arrive tomorrow, or perhaps the second copy of Judas Priest is instead of it - ***holes!  >:( >:(

On top of that, despite pre-ordering the Spock's CD, that has gone straight to 'available in 1 to 2 weeks'.  They used to be reliable, but these problems are becoming more frequent - I don't think I'll bother with Amazon for new releases any more.  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2008-06-16, 22:05:47
Ordered 5 Savatage albums, so within a couple of weeks I'll have that collection complete 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2008-06-16, 22:47:09
Manning - Songs from the Bilston House (progrock.co.uk)
Manning - Anser's Tree (progrock.co.uk)
Judas Priest - Nostradamus (amazon.co.uk)

I was expecting to get the Spock's Beard live CDs and DVDs today, but Amazon have f*ck*d up on the new releases yet again.  >:(
I've received 2 copies of Judas Priest, despite my account showing only one, and the Spock's DVD didn't turn up.  Might arrive tomorrow, or perhaps the second copy of Judas Priest is instead of it - ***holes!  >:( >:(

On top of that, despite pre-ordering the Spock's CD, that has gone straight to 'available in 1 to 2 weeks'.  They used to be reliable, but these problems are becoming more frequent - I don't think I'll bother with Amazon for new releases any more.  >:( >:( >:( >:(

Play.com don't seem much better.

they sent me the wrong thing 3 times in a row    ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-06-17, 12:15:14
I recommend you guys to try Amazon.com. It ran smoothly a couple of years ago when I used it heavily. The postage is higher, but prices are lower for us in Europe, so in total it amounts to about the same as ordering from Amazon-UK.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-06-17, 17:49:47
I recommend you guys to try Amazon.com. It ran smoothly a couple of years ago when I used it heavily. The postage is higher, but prices are lower for us in Europe, so in total it amounts to about the same as ordering from Amazon-UK.

Nicky.

I do use amazon market place alot especially caiman who are very reliable ( a little slow but patience is a virtue  ;D)

Most of the time though Amazon.co.uk are pretty good to me. They have recommended all sorts of great music.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-06-18, 22:50:27
Manning - The Ragged Curtain
Manning - The View From My Window

I'm getting hugely into Manning http://www.guymanning.com/ at the moment, hence even more purchases.  I'm still a bit of a novice, but if anyone wants a place to start then the most recent 'Songs from the Bilston House' is most impressive. Available from http://www.progrock.co.uk/
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Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-06-21, 13:48:20
Pineapple Thief - Tightly Unwound
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Post by: Proglady on Sat, 2008-06-21, 14:51:03
Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
Sensitive To Light - From the Ancient World
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Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-06-23, 09:47:40
Spock's Beard - Live.  Turned up at last! 8)
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man.  Another Amazon 2.98 offer  *horns*
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Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-06-24, 22:02:13
Nova - Wings of Love.  Late 70s Jazz-rock outfit that I once saw supporting Steve Hillage.  Why is it I seem to have seen most bands supporting Hillage?  I thought I was imagining it, but I checked my gig-list and it's all there in writing.  :o

Sieges Even - Lifecycle.  I'd already got it on iTunes download, but have just managed to get a proper copy for a reasonable price.  Already ripped to much better quality mp3s.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2008-06-26, 11:35:21
It was a mean question. Thanks for the answer.

Good call

NP Evening games by Satellite
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Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2008-06-26, 11:36:55
Doh didn't get the whole quote ah well never mind   ::)
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Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2008-06-27, 10:20:29
Ordered a long time ago, but received yesterday:

Sylvan - Posthumous Silence, The Show (DVD)
Sylvan - Leaving Backstage (cd)

Tom
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Post by: Appelmoes?? on Fri, 2008-06-27, 12:34:00
Ordered 5 Savatage albums, so within a couple of weeks I'll have that collection complete 8)
They came in. I must remind myself to update my album cllection list :o Lot's of new stuff!
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Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2008-06-27, 15:35:42
NP Evening games by Satellite
Got a mail today that this one is on its way to me  8). First Satellite album still in backorder.
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Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-06-28, 09:51:33
Thompson Twins - Into The Gap
Thompson Twins - Quick Step & Side Kick

OK, it's embarassing 'skeletons in the closet' time.  These clearly aren't prog, metal or even rock - just plain old pop tunes.  I do, however, think they are particularly good pop tunes and I have a soft spot for the Thompson Twins - unlike most of the hairspray and make-up bilge from the 80s.  Besides, they were 4.98 UK pounds from Amazon, for the recent double-CD re-issues with all the bonus tracks and cassette extras - extreme value for money.

I'm looking forward to the re-release of 'Here's To Future Days' which is looming in the current months.

I'm also looking forward to the return of my prog credibility, which might take a little longer... ;D
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Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-06-28, 11:55:48
Got some Pendragon stuff in the post today to finish off my collection. Purchased off their web site support your local band!
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Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-06-28, 12:15:08
I'm also looking forward to the return of my prog credibility, which might take a little longer... ;D

As long as you dont fall prey to the latest albums on Mad's LP   ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-06-28, 13:04:17
As long as you dont fall prey to the latest albums on Mad's LP   ;D
LOL - I'd sooner remove my own reproductive organs with a Bosch sander.  ;)
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Post by: Bupie on Sun, 2008-06-29, 19:54:55
Spock's Beard - Live.  Turned up at last! 8)
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man.  Another Amazon 2.98 offer  *horns*


 8)
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Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-06-29, 20:40:36
As long as you dont fall prey to the latest albums on Mad's LP   ;D

Nicky.

Trust me, you will revise your opinion when you hear Like A Virgin with a hammond solo.  :P
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Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-06-29, 21:00:20
With you on the hammond, Mad  ???

Well OK, if one's been virgin for tooo long ......  ;D

Nicky.
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Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-07-01, 14:03:44
From Stoke Row to Ipanema has just arrived
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Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2008-07-01, 14:12:56
From Stoke Row to Ipanema has just arrived

Then you're in for a treat. Have fun watching!
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Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-07-01, 16:41:06
I got a great bargain today at Axel Music in Copenhagen, three cd's on my SL:

Peter Gabriel:  So
Pantera:  The Great Southern Trendkill
Cream:  Wheels Of Fire

all classics, for a bit more than the standard price for a new cd   :)

So Yes will have to wait a bit - but I'll get down to it, Iggy, promise   :-*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-07-02, 13:52:37
Just arrived

Ten -  Essential collection
Magenta Metamorphosis
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Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-07-02, 16:46:24
Simon Says - Tardigrade
Glass Hammer - Culture of Ascent
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Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-07-02, 21:38:28

Pantera:  The Great Southern Trendkill


That one should blast your socks off.  :D
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Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-07-02, 22:10:23
Then you're in for a treat. Have fun watching!

I certainly did.
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Post by: Crazy Diamond on Wed, 2008-07-02, 22:37:16
Just arrived

Ten -  Essential collection
Magenta Metamorphosis


Iggy, will be interested what you think of Metamorphosis, I bought it soon after release and was a bit disappointed on first listen - but it has really grown on me. It is probably their most complex ambitous album yet. I remember the same feeling when I first heard Yes's Relayer, I thought, what the **** is this ?, now I regarded as a classic !

By coincidence my latest purchase is Magenta - The Singles, first impressions are good !

Andy
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Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-07-02, 23:27:48
That one should blast your socks off.  :D

O-K-, I was just wondering why I was barefooted  ;D  or rather  :D

Trendkill is quite a rough ride. Can't play it thru yet.

Mad, whadaya make of it ?

Nicky.
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Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2008-07-03, 00:05:37
Iggy, will be interested what you think of Metamorphosis, I bought it soon after release and was a bit disappointed on first listen - but it has really grown on me. It is probably their most complex ambitous album yet. I remember the same feeling when I first heard Yes's Relayer, I thought, what the **** is this ?, now I regarded as a classic !

By coincidence my latest purchase is Magenta - The Singles, first impressions are good !

Andy

I'll give it a go soon.

Spocks Beard / Frost concert tomorrrow.   ;D

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Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-07-03, 11:50:58
I'll give it a go soon.

Spocks Beard / Frost concert tomorrrow.   ;D



I saw them last sunday. Amazing, especially Frost*. Make sure to pick up the 'gig-cd' as they'd like to call it. It features 2 songs from the forthcoming album! Or check their MySpace where you can hear 3 new songs. www.myspace.com/planetfrost

Tom
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Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2008-07-03, 14:23:22
I saw them last sunday. Amazing, especially Frost*. Make sure to pick up the 'gig-cd' as they'd like to call it. It features 2 songs from the forthcoming album! Or check their MySpace where you can hear 3 new songs. www.myspace.com/planetfrost

Tom

yep I can't wait it will be the first time I have been out since my operation (apart from going back to hospital).

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Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-07-03, 14:52:22
yep I can't wait it will be the first time I have been out since my operation (apart from going back to hospital).

Well I hope you have a damnably good time, then.  8)
In fact, have one for me - I decided I couldn't afford the travel/hotel costs involved for any of the gigs where both bands were billed.  :(
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Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2008-07-03, 16:49:28
Well I hope you have a damnably good time, then.  8)
In fact, have one for me - I decided I couldn't afford the travel/hotel costs involved for any of the gigs where both bands were billed.  :(


That is a shame but it is an expensive experience going to gigs although you cant beat (imo) 17.50 for Frost and Spock's Beard.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2008-07-03, 20:40:05
'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge' by Def Leppard and Nightwish's 'Dark Passion Play' (special edition with DVD).

I didn't get a chance to listen to Lep, but Nightwish rock!  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2008-07-03, 22:31:55
Long time no see, Bluey!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-07-04, 10:09:57
Threshold - Critical Energy DVD/CD set.

Only my 4th Threshold purchase.  I'll try to do better in the future.  ;)
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Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-07-04, 10:46:20
Only my 4th Threshold purchase.  I'll try to do better in the future.  ;)

Hmm, Steve, could you tell us how many CDs you own approximatively ? No, wait, it's probably better if you don't tell me ...  :'(
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Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2008-07-04, 11:00:25
Threshold - Critical Energy DVD/CD set.

Only my 4th Threshold purchase.  I'll try to do better in the future.  ;)

Hmm, Steve, could you tell us how many CDs you own approximatively ? No, wait, it's probably better if you don't tell me ...  :'(

I know I said this before but I'm really amazed by the amount of cd's/dvd's you buy every week Steve!! :o

Tom

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Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-07-04, 11:58:11
Ritual live

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-07-04, 12:00:21
I know I said this before but I'm really amazed by the amount of cd's/dvd's you buy every week Steve!! :o

Tom



maybe cd's are the only items that are cheaper in the UK.

As Steve said earlier there are loads of CD's that we can pick up for 4 or 5 pounds and trust me 4 or 5 pounds isn't worth much over here can't buy 20 cigs or a gallon of petrol
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-07-04, 12:19:57
Hmm, Steve, could you tell us how many CDs you own approximatively ? No, wait, it's probably better if you don't tell me ...  :'(

Not enough!*


I know I said this before but I'm really amazed by the amount of cd's/dvd's you buy every week Steve!! :o

Well, you're only on this planet once* so I reckon you should make the most of it.

* My other half, if asked, may give a slightly different answer.  This should be discounted.
* Although I do try to keep an open mind on the subject of reincarnation.  There's always a chance I might get to come back as Kate Beckinsale's bicycle seat.
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Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-07-04, 13:28:21
Fish 13th Star has just arrived.
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Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-07-04, 13:31:22
There's always a chance I might get to come back as Kate Beckinsale's bicycle seat.

You'd be in diapers when she's a granny, so I think you'd regret it, Steve.

Btw what's so special bout her ?  Never saw a movie with her. Are they any good (the movies, Bups) ?  Just curious  :D

Nicky.
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Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-07-04, 13:40:13
Btw what's so special bout her ?

Nothing really, although I did like her outfit in Van Helsing.*


Never saw a movie with her.

Keep it that way.  She fidgets and talks all the way through - I much prefer to go on my own.  ;)


Are they any good (the movies, Bups) ?

Nothing must-have that I can think of.  I found Van Helsing decidedly average.

* I've been trying to get one in my size ever since.
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Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-07-04, 15:30:10
Btw what's so special bout her ?  Never saw a movie with her. Are they any good (the movies, Bups) ?  Just curious  :D

Nothing must-have that I can think of.  I found Van Helsing decidedly average.

She is the most beautiful vampire I've ever seen. I love her but I think that every heterosexual male who has seen Underworld loves her too !

I enjoyed both Underworld I & II but to be honest, if Celine Dion had played Kate's role, I don't think I would have watched till the end  ;D  The very beginning of Underworld II is very well made, though.

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Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-07-04, 15:37:11
I enjoyed both Underworld I & II but to be honest, if Celine Dion had played Kate's role, I don't think I would have watched till the end  ;D  The very beginning of Underworld II is very well made, though.

There are a lot of suggestive insinuations there, Bups   ;D


She is the most beautiful vampire I've ever seen. I love her ...

Watch out when you kiss her, Bupsie  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-07-04, 15:43:01
She is the most beautiful vampire I've ever seen. I love her but I think that every heterosexual male who has seen Underworld loves her too !
I enjoyed both Underworld I & II but to be honest, if Celine Dion had played Kate's role, I don't think I would have watched till the end  ;D  The very beginning of Underworld II is very well made, though.

Celine playing Selene would have been just toooooo confusing.  ;)
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Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-07-04, 16:06:45
Watch out when you kiss her, Bupsie  ;D

He'd be lucky to catch a glimpse of her bupsie, yet alone kiss it!  :P
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Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-07-04, 16:19:05


There are a lot of suggestive insinuations there, Bups   ;D

Ok, from now I will replace Wicky Nicky by Dirty Nicky, it suits you better  ;D

Celine playing Selene would have been just toooooo confusing.  ;)

:D

He'd be lucky to catch a glimpse of her bupsie, yet alone kiss it!  :P

As a good citizen, I am used to give my blood for the community. In this special case, I am OK to give up to 5 liters ... as long as she takes it slowly.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-07-05, 12:53:14
Gillan Glory Road and Future Shock.

I've been waiting for these for a while. I saw Gillan several times with the amazing Bernie Torme on guitar and Colin Towns on keyboards.

Thank god I'm back at work on Monday it might curtail my spending for a while.   :o

(can't believe I said that)
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Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-07-06, 01:07:59
Equilibrio - A Rock Opera  8) 8) 8)



Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-07-12, 10:26:01
Just in from progrock.co.uk:

Tinyfish - Tinyfish
Sylvan - Encounters
Beardfish - The Sane Day

And a couple of 'under three quid DVDs' from Amazon:
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Judge Dredd

I'm looking forward to seeing 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' again as it's a comedy series I recall watching as a child in the 1960s.  Featuring an all-star cast (before they were all stars) it'll be interesting to see if it makes me laugh now I'm pushing fifty!  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-07-12, 11:14:36
Just in from progrock.co.uk:

Tinyfish - Tinyfish
Sylvan - Encounters
Beardfish - The Sane Day

And a couple of 'under three quid DVDs' from Amazon:
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Judge Dredd

I'm looking forward to seeing 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' again as it's a comedy series I recall watching as a child in the 1960s.  Featuring an all-star cast (before they were all stars) it'll be interesting to see if it makes me laugh now I'm pushing fifty!  8)


I will be interested to know as well.

As you say the cast was unbelievable.
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Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-07-12, 12:50:08
Got a good bargain at Malmö SH again:

Caamora She   *horns* *horns* *horns*
Queens Of The Stone Age:  Rated R  (one of my fave groups)  (Tom  8) )
Mike Oldfield:  Five Miles Out  (one of my faves 25 years ago, Mount Teidi swept me away, let's see what it does today)
Magnum:  On A Storyteller's Night  (to stay friends with Deenie  ;D  no, actually looking forward to delve into it)   *horns*

and got a few pennies for my three Dragonforce cd's  ::)  (superficial showmanship), Secret Sphere (spaghetti thrash that didnt do it for me), and Coldplay X&Y (sooo uninspired).

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sun, 2008-07-13, 01:28:26
I bought the Genesis - When In Rome DVD today. My first ever Genesis purchase. That's one I look forward to watch tomorrow! 8)

Queens Of The Stone Age:  Rated R  (one of my fave groups)  (Tom  8) )

 *horns*

Tom
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Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-07-13, 09:17:09
I will be interested to know as well.
As you say the cast was unbelievable.

Well, it shows it's age in that it's in black and white and has production values from the dawn of television.  It was a show aimed at children, although some of the stuff is clearly above such heads.  It's not Monty Python.  But...

There's an awful lot of Python in there and enough good sketches to make it a worthwhile purchase.  Palin/Idle/Jones already have all the mannerisms and methods we knew later in Python.  I've watched all of disc one and, although I've not laughed out loud in a 'ranks as high as any in Rome' kind of way, I've grinned a lot.  One sketch that would have worked very well in Python concerns the French contingent visiting the British to see 'how are you getting on with Concorde?'  Reply, in a vey Python voice, was 'HMS Concorde, yes..." - turned out the brits had got the deck-chairs done so far.  :)

For any fan of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band, who do a number in each episode and appear in sketches as well, the asking price of 2.97 UK pounds for Do Not Adjust Your Set (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Do-Not-Adjust-Your-Set/dp/B0009U5CCC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1215932615&sr=1-1) will probably be a no-brainer. 8)

But don't hang about...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-07-13, 10:12:54
Well, it shows it's age in that it's in black and white and has production values from the dawn of television.  It was a show aimed at children, although some of the stuff is clearly above such heads.  It's not Monty Python.  But...

There's an awful lot of Python in there and enough good sketches to make it a worthwhile purchase.  Palin/Idle/Jones already have all the mannerisms and methods we knew later in Python.  I've watched all of disc one and, although I've not laughed out loud in a 'ranks as high as any in Rome' kind of way, I've grinned a lot.  One sketch that would have worked very well in Python concerns the French contingent visiting the British to see 'how are you getting on with Concorde?'  Reply, in a vey Python voice, was 'HMS Concorde, yes..." - turned out the brits had got the deck-chairs done so far.  :)

For any fan of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band, who do a number in each episode and appear in sketches as well, the asking price of 2.97 UK pounds for Do Not Adjust Your Set (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Do-Not-Adjust-Your-Set/dp/B0009U5CCC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1215932615&sr=1-1) will probably be a no-brainer. 8)

But don't hang about...


Ah if it's got the bonzo's in it's a must.

Hooray more stuff on the way.   :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sun, 2008-07-13, 19:58:28
Today I bought:

- Riverside - Schizophrenic Prayer (Single)
- Sieges Even - Paramount

Especially Paramount is excellent!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-07-13, 20:08:35
Especially Paramount is excellent!

Right, Tom.

One of the great things about SE is that they're sooo elegant. Everything is sooo perfectly in place. You just can't imagine any note placed differently. Isnt that so ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-07-13, 21:01:55

- Sieges Even - Paramount

Especially Paramount is excellent!

Tom

It sure is Tom but did you ever listened to The Art Of Navigating By The Stars?

That one is bloody awesome eh very amazingly good.  *horns* ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-07-13, 23:15:14
It sure is Tom but did you ever listened to The Art Of Navigating By The Stars?
That one is bloody awesome eh very amazingly good.  *horns* ;D

Sure is.  *horns*  The problem I have with Sieges Even is that (with the possible exception of Lifecycle) their best album is always the one I've just listened to.  I do wish they'd stop this!  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-07-13, 23:18:28
Ah if it's got the bonzo's in it's a must.
Hooray more stuff on the way.   :D

Streuth!  It seems to have sold out today, I wonder if I'll get a percentage?  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2008-07-15, 09:01:04
Right, Tom.

One of the great things about SE is that they're sooo elegant. Everything is sooo perfectly in place. You just can't imagine any note placed differently. Isnt that so ?

It sure seems that way! Listened to the album a couple of times now and so far I like it, although I have to say that I think the first part of the album is slightly better.

It sure is Tom but did you ever listened to The Art Of Navigating By The Stars?

No, but tell me about it. Is it better than Paramount?

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-07-15, 19:30:30

No, but tell me about it. Is it better than Paramount?

Tom

Way way way way better than Paramount.
It's more Rush-like then Paramount is. When i first listened to it literally blew me off my feet.

Lots of technicalities on this album while Paramount is more mainstream.
Maybe you can compare it with the two last albums of Sylvan. Though Presets was good, PS was a total different story music wise. 

Now i'm not saying that Paramount is bad though since it's not but TAONBTS is a league of its own.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-07-15, 21:59:47
Streuth!  It seems to have sold out today, I wonder if I'll get a percentage?  ;)


Probably only had one left. It turned up today so gonna give it a spin later.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-07-15, 22:04:56
Probably only had one left. It turned up today so gonna give it a spin later.

There were 5 left when I posted the link.  I wonder if all 5 went to Splatterd Loonies?  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-07-15, 22:12:08
Now i'm not saying that Paramount is bad though since it's not but TAONBTS is a league of its own.  *horns*

I know what you mean there, in fact I often think that myself - normally after I've just played Navigating, unsurprisingly!  Trouble is, when I play Paramount, I start to think that, no, Paramount is better in some ways.  Hell, I just can't make up my mind these days.  ;D

On the Rush comparison front, I hereby nominate 'A Sense of Change' as the keeper of that particular flame.  The first time I heard it I was blown off my feet, as you say.  I was half expecting to see Alex Lifeson listed as guitar tech.  ;D *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-07-16, 18:36:30
Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry. (The 3 disc version)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-07-16, 18:58:23
Not a cd or DVD, but certainly a purchase.

A Panasonic Headphone.
Much better than my cheap HEMA thingies.
I'm now listening to Gazpacho'z Night with it. Oooohhhh that's soooo brilliant!!
Bloody brilliant, I would say if I were an Englishman. ;)

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-07-16, 19:04:34
Bloody brilliant, I would say if I were an Englishman. ;)

Sorry, but we're not recruiting at the moment.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-07-16, 19:32:25
Sorry, but we're not recruiting at the moment.  ;) ;)


Bummer...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Wed, 2008-07-16, 21:17:39
Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry. (The 3 disc version)


oooohhhh, what's on those, then??
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-07-16, 21:18:39
oooohhhh, what's on those, then??

Yeah, i'd like to know that too.  ???
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-07-16, 21:44:53
Sorry, but we're not recruiting at the moment.  ;) ;)

Bummer...

We don't need any backdoor Englishmen  ;D


oooohhhh, what's on those, then??

Yeah, I was curious too, being a big FW fan ... so I looked it up on Amazon. Here's Spooky's review, June 11, 2008 :

"Fates' best re-release so far

Let me start out by saying I am a huge Fates Warning fan and think this is one of their best albums. I think the album was originally mastered superbly so the reason for purchasing this was not for the re-mastered main disc, but because of the extras. In this case, the demos are much higher quality recordings than the demos on the previous re-releases. They are also a lot more enlightening because this was a real transition album for the band and the demos really show the band still searching for an updated sound. Their new sound really gelled on the final recording but was still falling into place on these demos. The songs are a lot less developed than on the actual album and especially the demos of the songs with Steve Zimmerman on drums they still sound like "old" Fates Warning. The demos on the previous re-releases were interesting to listen to, but not something I cared to listen to more than once or twice because of the sound quality. So in this regard, this is the best re-release so far in my opinion. I have not watched the DVD yet, but I did watch the trailer, and based on what they showed there, it looks pretty much like bootlegs with rare glimpses at Ray doing some John Arch songs, but overall bootleg-quality audio.

For the price, this is a bargain for 2 CDs and a DVD and the demos CD is worth the price alone."


I was fortunate to see Ray sing at the Redemption concert at the Headway Festival (in this weird flat country with weird people, who'd actually prefer to be Englishmen) and talk with him afterwards - pretty special fellow, real cool and 100% musician.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-07-16, 23:09:04
We don't need any backdoor Englishmen  ;D
;D ;D ;D ;D


Yeah, I was curious too, being a big FW fan ... so I looked it up on Amazon. Here's Spooky's review, June 11, 2008 :

Well, that certainly saved me some typing. ;)

The bonus DVD was the deciding factor for me with this one, although I won't get chance to watch it until the end of the week.  A good while ago I picked up the version of APSOG with the extra DVD featuring the whole album played live on stage.  Now that's what I call a bonus!  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-07-16, 23:47:30
We don't need any backdoor Englishmen  ;D
And what about you? Are you back-up?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Thu, 2008-07-17, 08:29:49
Cool stuff. I still think "Perfect symmetry" is their best album ever, and I have them all. I am relieved they changed drummers, 'cause the old one was a lot of work in a neanderthal way, while Zonder is exquisite and subtle.

Come to think of it, I think "Perfect symmetry" is one of the best albums I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-07-18, 10:50:40
No music, but a selection of Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies on Blu-Ray:


I've vowed not to duplicate stuff in hi-def if I've already got it on DVD, but there will be one or two exceptions.  Bladerunner is just such an exception as it's one of my all-time favourite films. *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-07-18, 15:53:59
And what about you? Are you back-up?

Good riposte, Paxi  ;D

Guess I'l have to cover my back up when I meet you one fine day  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-07-19, 16:32:07
Savatage Streets

Poped through the letterbox this afternoon.

Thanks to the guys (and gals)  in the room who recommended it.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-07-19, 18:09:47
Poped through the letterbox this afternoon.

Buying new music has always been a near-religious experience for me, but even so I've never managed to get his holiness to personally deliver my CDs.  Respect!  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-07-19, 18:43:17
Ah, creative pickyishness. Respect. 8) :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-07-19, 20:43:19
Buying new music has always been a near-religious experience for me, but even so I've never managed to get his holiness to personally deliver my CDs.  Respect!  ;D

:D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-07-21, 10:51:55
Way way way way better than Paramount.
It's more Rush-like then Paramount is. When i first listened to it literally blew me off my feet.

Lots of technicalities on this album while Paramount is more mainstream.
Maybe you can compare it with the two last albums of Sylvan. Though Presets was good, PS was a total different story music wise. 

Now i'm not saying that Paramount is bad though since it's not but TAONBTS is a league of its own.  *horns*

Okay, sounds interesting, I think I may have to check it out. :) Great album-title by the way.

After many listens I can say that I'm in love with Paramount. Superb melodies and great singing all along. Really like it! *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-07-21, 23:59:33
I bought Marco Sfogli - There's Hope.
Which is brilliant intrumental guitar driven prog rock/metal/fusion!

I love it! 8)

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-07-22, 19:42:48
Arrived today: Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-07-22, 21:12:38
I bought something today. 8)
It's not a cd or dvd, but it's still worth to mention.
I bought a new MP3 player: MPIO MG300.
No iPod crap, just a nice little thing that does exactly the same, but has some more advantages:
It has 8 GB storage space, but there's an SD slot, so I can take several SD cards with me. ;D This is something I always have wanted!!
It has a voice recorder and an FM radio (which I can also record from).

Oh yes, the cost: 105 euros. ;D

Man, this thing is cool.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-07-22, 21:23:37
Looks good, much data storage and cheap.

All of this in one player.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2008-07-23, 12:05:19
Once again I had sin  :-[

On Amazon US (best price I found) : Kansas Two for the Show freshly re-released on a 2 CD version, which means about one hour of previously unreleased Kansas' best period live material  *horns*   If you don't know this great band yet, it's a very good place to start (yes, I know, I swore I would never practice  prosenickylytism  ;D but this time I can't resist ...).

On Amazon France :

Helloween - Keeper Pt1  because of Deenfan writer's talents  ;)  When do you finish your Helloween's tales, by the way ?

The Cranberries - No Need to Argue : The Complete Sessions because I had nothing from them so far and it's was time to correct this lack at a low price.

Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night to expand my collection and get to the free shipping total amount  :)

Dolores O'Riordan - Are You Listening ?  because ... no, Nicky, not because of THAT  >:(  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-07-23, 13:28:43
When do you finish your Helloween's tales, by the way ?

Deenie, you can continue with the movies where the guy slices up everything in his range. That's a bit your style too  ;D


Just ordered

Gary Hughes:  Once & Future King, Part 1

about King Arthur, with all the great singers:  Gary Hughes, Damian Wilson, Bob Catley, Dougie White, Sean Harris, Danny Vaughn, Lana Lane, Irene Jansen, DC Cooper, Sabine Edelbacher, & Harry Hess.

Now don't get goin on your usual a*s & b*s stuff, guys, cause dat aint de issue here (tryin to be a bit marshy) :D

Was hard to find at Amazon, but now I was informed that it was sent to me from Japan.

So, curious to see what it's like  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-07-23, 18:44:32
Just unwrapped Osada Vida - Three Seats Behind a Triangle.  If this is only half as good as the other one then I'll be in prog-heaven.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Wed, 2008-07-23, 22:03:40
Ah, thanks for asking in a requesting manner that must mean that you enjoy the read. I love that. What has been so peculilar about work the last week is that I've had to DO STUFF!?!! :o ??? >:(

If I don't get too tired too early tonight, I'll provide the Legacy and the Devil. 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Proglady on Thu, 2008-07-24, 13:43:27
Just unwrapped Osada Vida - Three Seats Behind a Triangle.  If this is only half as good as the other one then I'll be in prog-heaven.  *horns*


"The Body Parts Party" by Osada Vida is much better.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2008-07-24, 19:49:07
Beardfish Sleeping in traffic.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-07-24, 20:55:28
"The Body Parts Party" by Osada Vida is much better.

My first couple of plays of Triangle today certainly suggest it's not quite as good as Body Parts, mainly because it didn't give me the same "Wow!  I'll never play any of my other CDs ever again!" adrenaline rush.   ;)  But I think that if I'd not heard Body Parts I'd still be enthusing wildy about the band on the strength of this earlier release.  8)

Arrived today but not yet played: Amaseffer - Slaves for Life.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-07-26, 12:39:34
Ten - The Twilight Chronicles.  I've been a little more AOR-friendly of late, largely down to the release of Journey's new album.  Indeed I've even bunged a bunch of older Journey albums on the iPose.  I'm sure it'll pass.  ;)

Within Temptation - Mother Earth.  Another mood swing - I've been listening to more 'Nymphonic Metal' lately.

Gentle Giant - Octopus.  I've been meaning to do something about my vinyl-only GG capability for a while.  It's kind of embarassing when folk compare Beardfish to GG and I can barely remember what they sound like.  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-07-26, 12:41:34
It's kind of embarassing when folk compare Beardfish to GG and I can barely remember what they sound like.  :-[


Yeah, that is really getting to me every time... ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-07-26, 13:21:12
Ten - The Twilight Chronicles.  I've been a little more AOR-friendly of late, largely down to the release of Journey's new album.

OK, new times here, a twilight zone  *horns*

You'l be surprised at how much more than AOR this album is  ;)


I'm sure it'll pass.  ;)

It'l crush all your walls tellya !!!


Gentle Giant - Octopus.  I've been meaning to do something about my vinyl-only GG capability for a while.  It's kind of embarassing when folk compare Beardfish to GG and I can barely remember what they sound like.  :-[

Yeah, I gotta get down to that one too. I purchased it cause everyone was arty-dartyin bout it. Let's figure what its true musical qualities are, Stevie  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Sat, 2008-07-26, 14:46:34
Yeah, I gotta get down to that one too [Gentle Giant]. I purchased it cause everyone was arty-dartyin bout it. Let's figure what its true musical qualities are, Stevie  :)

In A Glass House and the live album Playing The Fool (with a large Octopus section) are both highly recommended!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-07-26, 16:02:33
I must admit, as indicated above, that I have no idea about any of these bands, spare their names.

Therefore, I hesitate to ask.... what on earth (or indeed, in the sea) is a large octopus section?! :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Sat, 2008-07-26, 16:25:57
I must admit, as indicated above, that I have no idea about any of these bands, spare their names.

Therefore, I hesitate to ask.... what on earth (or indeed, in the sea) is a large octopus section?! :o

Allow me to elaborate then to enlighten you ::)

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentle_Giant) says
Quote
Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band, one of the most experimental of the 1970s. Textually inspired by philosophy, personal events and the works of François Rabelais, the group's compositional purpose was to "expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular."

Gentle Giant was formed by Derek, Ray and Phil Shulman in 1970 after the dissolution of their soul/pop band Simon Dupree and the Big Sound in 1969 . The brothers joined with Gary Green, Kerry Minnear, and a succession of drummers to produce a series of twelve albums throughout the 1970s, finally dissolving quietly in 1980.

Their earlier albums were more eclectic and experimental than their later ones. By 1974, as they started to gather an American following, they simplified their songs (which, compared to other rock artists at the time, were still very complex) to gain a wider audience. Free Hand reached the Top 50 in the U.S.

By 1977, as cultural trends saw the mainstream of music shifting towards punk and New Wave, the band developed a much more commercial sound. In 1979, they relocated to America to record their twelfth and most mainstream album, Civilian, after which the group disbanded.

Several recent progressive rock bands claim to have been greatly influenced by the music of Gentle Giant, including Spock's Beard and Echolyn.

Though Gentle Giant's music has a unique sound it also has many aspects in common with other progressive rock bands:

- Frequent changes in tempo
- Frequent use of syncopation
- Non-standard time signatures, including polymeters (2 or more time signatures played simultaneously)
- Complex melodies, frequently contrasting harmonies with dissonance
- Unconventional use of numerous classical and medieval instruments
- Musical structures typically associated with classical music, like the madrigal "Knots" and the fugal exposition in "On Reflection"
- Multi-part vocal harmonies
- Extensive use of instrumental and vocal counterpoint
- Complex lyrics
- Concept albums (on the occasion)
One Gentle Giant album listed a total of 46 instruments in the musician credits.

With the large Octopus section I'm referring to the track "Excerpts from Octopus" which is a medley from that classic album by Gentle Giant found on said live album
Quote
...which was released in 1977. Many consider it to be one of the best live albums of the 70s progressive rock bands. It demonstrates the band's complex musicianship and talent as well as showcasing versions of songs which are often greatly modified from the original album versions.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-07-27, 10:01:05
Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-07-27, 10:38:37
Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry

Is that the 'Something for the weekend' packet of three version?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-07-27, 10:54:50
Is that the 'Something for the weekend' packet of three version?


Yes it is. It seemed rude not to buy the extended version.

I hadn't heard gentle giant until recently. I also purchased Octopus about a year ago. It is weird I love Roger Dean artwork and I like prog but never bought GG.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2008-07-28, 09:55:34
Allow me to elaborate then to enlighten you ::)

Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band, one of the most experimental of the 1970s. Textually inspired by philosophy, personal events and the works of François Rabelais, the group's compositional purpose was to "expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular."
 

So the name Gentle Giant would refeer to Gargantua, the giant who is the main character of some of the most popular Rabelais' novels ?

Thanks for the info, Erik ! I even thought GG was an american band  :-[   I haven't checked them so far, fearing that their music would be too esoteric for my taste ...

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2008-07-28, 10:40:16
I must thank my semi-namesake erik for the elaborate, yet dense and interesting guide to GG, which in my book will always bring the thoughts to Gregg Giuffria! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Mon, 2008-07-28, 12:34:06
I must thank my semi-namesake erik for the elaborate, yet dense and interesting guide to GG, which in my book will always bring the thoughts to Gregg Giuffria! ;)
You're welcome! now I had to look up Gregg Giuffria ::)

So the name Gentle Giant would refeer to Gargantua, the giant who is the main character of some of the most popular Rabelais' novels ?

Thanks for the info, Erik ! I even thought GG was an american band  :-[   I haven't checked them so far, fearing that their music would be too esoteric for my taste ...
I don't know exactly about the origins of the name, but your thesis does make sense, Bupie.

Their music is indeed an acquired taste, but it's worth trying (one of their albums is actually called.. Acquiring The Taste!).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-07-28, 16:05:17
You're welcome! now I had to look up Gregg Giuffria ::)

I don't know exactly ...

... what I'm thanking for or welcoming, but I also had to look him up. Pretty freaked out, huh guys, that Deenie just like that can get us to look up all the guys in his freak parade  ::) ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2008-07-28, 19:17:42
 :D

Gregg Giuffria:

In his rocking days:
(http://park2.wakwak.com/~zep/lovely/handsome02/s02_03greg_85_04.jpg)

In his current life:
(http://www.angelrocks.com/vintage/gregggiuffria.jpg)

The company he used to keep:
(http://www.laut.de/bilder/wortlaut/artists/h/house_of_lords/defimage1.jpg)

The company he always kept, and still seem to keep: (It's his car...)
(http://www.ferraricluboflasvegas.com/cars/Gregg_Giuffria_Murcielago.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-07-28, 20:32:22
You can't blame him for not sticking to metal, although it's a tie  ;D

With all that female company, you can't either blame him for not needing a big car  :D  (hm, a bit convoluted)

Deenie, did he ever do anything exceptional (or is he only famous thru association with Gentle Giant) ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2008-07-29, 11:48:46
Now, this calls for a topic of it's own, with some words about a whole bunch of albums, doesn't it?! ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-07-30, 18:30:54
Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant.
Satellite - Evening Dreams. (Live DVD & CD)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Wed, 2008-07-30, 19:44:06
Just ordered Sylvan - "Posthumous Silence - The Show"
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-08-01, 13:36:54
Shadow gallery Room V
Wintersun Wintersun
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-01, 14:27:38
Shadow gallery Room V
Now that is a spooky coincidence!  I haven't played it yet, but have high hopes...  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-08-01, 16:01:52
Now that is a spooky coincidence!  I haven't played it yet, but have high hopes...  8)


Quite enjoyed it but need to spin it some more.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-08-01, 16:41:38
I do hope you both have the Second Edition of Room V.

There are some several, mostly acoustic tracks on it which is pretty nice but the best artefact on that second disk is Floydian Memories.
An epic of 25 minutes of the best bits and pieces of Pink Floyd songs. Amazing.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-08-01, 17:31:50
I do hope you both have the Second Edition of Room V.

There are some several, mostly acoustic tracks on it which is pretty nice but the best artefact on that second disk is Floydian Memories.
An epic of 25 minutes of the best bits and pieces of Pink Floyd songs. Amazing.  8)


Doh!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-01, 17:39:55
I do hope you both have the Second Edition of Room V.

Nope.  Much as I prefer CDs with extras, in this case it would have cost me twice the price!  :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-08-01, 17:43:04

Doh!

I'll take that as a 'yes'.  ;D

Thumbs up, Iggy.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-08-01, 17:44:11
Nope.  Much as I prefer CDs with extras, in this case it would have cost me twice the price!  :o


So?

You practically buy five CD's a week, that shouldn't be a problem for you.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-01, 17:53:08
So?
You practically buy five CD's a week, that shouldn't be a problem for you.  :D

LOL, yes, you have the measure of me, kind sir!  ;D  I could argue that the reason I manage to buy a lot of CDs is I look for the bargains (got an Anthrax 2.98 bargain coming tomorrow from Amazon  8) ) but I must admit I can never resist the lure of the bonus disc - no matter what the cost.  Sucker!!!!!  ;)

In this case I bought the CD off a mate - 'give me a fiver and it's yours'  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-08-01, 18:12:28
I'll take that as a 'yes'.  ;D

Thumbs up, Iggy.  ;)

No it was a homer simpson doh. I bought the wrong one   >:(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-08-01, 18:43:22
No it was a homer simpson doh. I bought the wrong one   >:(

That's a shame, Iggy.  ;)

You could sell it on Ebay and buy the SE right after.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-08-01, 18:47:30
LOL, yes, you have the measure of me, kind sir!  ;D  I could argue that the reason I manage to buy a lot of CDs is I look for the bargains (got an Anthrax 2.98 bargain coming tomorrow from Amazon  8) ) but I must admit I can never resist the lure of the bonus disc - no matter what the cost.  Sucker!!!!!  ;)

In this case I bought the CD off a mate - 'give me a fiver and it's yours'  *horns*

http://www.priceminister.com/offer/buy/6120263/Shadow-Gallery-Room-V-Bonus-Edition-Limitee-CD-Album.html     ;)

Not too expensive for a double CD.

I also can sell you mine. No, wait, I keep it  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-08-01, 21:08:06
I benefit from living in a country with people who settle for mediocre music, so I get some great bargains, like the one today, all cd's for 60 DKR (8 Euros) a piece:

Nevermore:  Dead Heart In A Dead World  (2000)
                    Dreaming Neon Black  (1999)
                    The Politics Of Ecstasy  (1996)
                    Self-titled  (first full-length album, 1995)
Arch Enemy:  Rise Of The Tyrant  (2007)
                     Doomsday Machine  (2005)
Steve Hackett:  Please Don't Touch  (1978, remastered)
Cream:  The Very Best Of Cream  (1995, recordings from 1966-69)

Comments:  Nevermore's This Godless Endeavor is in my book the strongest contender for toppling Systematic Chaos off the throne. I only had TGE, so getting these 4 albums is a some coup for me. My first spins of DHIADW tell me that this is gonna be a BIG adventure  *horns*

I had seen so may recoms for Arch Enemy on the Amazon pages I visited, also on the Nevermore pages, that I decided to give'm a run, particularly for that money  ;D  The first spins have been promising.

Steve Hackett is always exciting. I had Wild Orchids from 2006, so I thought it would be interesting to see what he was doing back in the 70's. I become more and more convinced that if he'd stayed in Genesis, he would'v ensured that they had stayed on a prog track. Any opinions on this matter, guys ?

I was a big Cream fan back in the 60's. They were actually one of the first rock groups that I got properly into. When I heard my old vinyl copy of Disraeli Gears again recently, I was surprised at how good they still sounded - well, more precisely, some of the songs, not all. I purchased Wheels Of Fire recently and experienced the same. I only seldomly buy Best Of albums, cause the groups that I like are usually album oriented. However, the Cream albums don't seem to me to be particularly AO. So, good reasons to get this Best Of.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-01, 21:31:46
all cd's for 60 DKR (8 Euros) a piece:

Just my kind of deals.  Yay for bargains!  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-08-01, 23:14:13
http://www.priceminister.com/offer/buy/6120263/Shadow-Gallery-Room-V-Bonus-Edition-Limitee-CD-Album.html     ;)

Not too expensive for a double CD.

I also can sell you mine. No, wait, I keep it  ;D

Indeed looks a bargain.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-02, 09:08:31
Sieges Even - Playgrounds.  Yes!!!!!! I shall be hanging a 'Do Not Disturb!' sign on the door.  *horns*
Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King.
Anthrax - Among The Living.  One of those Amazon 2.98 bargains that I can't resist!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-08-02, 09:44:27

Anthrax - Among The Living.  One of those Amazon 2.98 bargains that I can't resist!


I was really fond of these guys during my Metal-years.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Sun, 2008-08-03, 12:24:07
Steve Hackett:  Please Don't Touch  (1978, remastered)

Steve Hackett is always exciting. I had Wild Orchids from 2006, so I thought it would be interesting to see what he was doing back in the 70's. I become more and more convinced that if he'd stayed in Genesis, he would'v ensured that they had stayed on a prog track. Any opinions on this matter, guys ?

The big what if... Yeah, I think so too. Of all the (ex-)Genesis members he's definitely the most progressive and versatile (and also productive, wow!) in his solo works. Wild Orchids is a stunning album, gets regular play here.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-08-03, 12:48:50
I become more and more convinced that if he'd stayed in Genesis, he would'v ensured that they had stayed on a prog track. Any opinions on this matter, guys ?

Alternatively, perhaps Steve Hackett might have ended up sounding like Earth, Wind & Fire?  :o ;D :o  Call me Mr Conservative, but I'll play safe and vote to stick with things just the way they are!  ;)

IMO, if you've not already got it, 'Spectral Mornings' is a must if you're sampling early/classic Hackett.  Also, from a live point of view, the little boxed 'Archive' thing is excellent - captures exactly what I remember hearing on stage at the time.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Sun, 2008-08-03, 13:14:05
Alternatively, perhaps Steve Hackett might have ended up sounding like Earth, Wind & Fire?  :o ;D :o  Call me Mr Conservative, but I'll play safe and vote to stick with things just the way they are!  ;)


 :D I thought Phil Collins was the one who introduced the EWF horns into the Genesis sound ;)
The good thing of the departures is that is has probably delivered us more albums than we would've got if they had all stayed in Genesis. But we proggies prefer quality over quantity and Genesis is all about the whole being more than the sum of the parts, so the what if question is always an interesting (although pointless at the same time) one.

IMO, if you've not already got it, 'Spectral Mornings' is a must if you're sampling early/classic Hackett.  Also, from a live point of view, the little
boxed 'Archive' thing is excellent - captures exactly what I remember hearing on stage at the time.

Spectral Mornings and Voyage Of The Acolyte are both must have's!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-08-03, 13:20:48
Yeah, I also think that the music scene would have been more exciting had Gabriel and Hackett stayed in Genesis, even if they would'v had a lot of asides like the Yes guys. (After all, the Ladder is quite a monster album, and a lot more exciting than anything by Genesis after Abacab).

Thanks for the recom, guys:  I'v added Spectral Mornings to my SL  :)


Alternatively, perhaps Steve Hackett might have ended up sounding like Earth, Wind & Fire?  :o ;D :o

Well, that's what he sounds like to me:  earth, wind & fire - and occasionally some real cool and smooth water  ;D 8) *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-08-03, 19:21:32
Just picked up two albums that I had ordered a couple of weeks ago, and added three that I just had to have, all for about 1/2 price:

Styx:  Pieces Of Eight
Foreigner:  4
Helloween:  Gambling With The Devil
Iced Earth:  Framing Armageddon
Nevermore:  In Memory

The first two are old classics. POE was a joyous reunion for me after some twenty years.

Strangely, I missed out on Foreigner in those days. Since they're so famous, I thought I should become a bit familiar with'm, and 4 seemed to be the album to get.

I got Gambling on Deenies recom. Thanks, mate  :)

I'd heard so much about Iced Earth that I had to give'm a try too. I sure havent regretted it, and I'l be on the lookout for more albums by'm  *horns*

In Memory is the second studio album by Nevermore. Nuff said  ;)


The reason why I could afford to buy all these albums is that I got some heating money paid back from our apartment administrators. Prog kept me warm all thru the winter, and thus I could acquire more prog, so it's a self-amplifying system ;D

Nicky.


Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-08-03, 20:46:18
The first two are old classsics. POE was a joyous reunion for me after some twenty years.

If you like Styx and haven't already got it, might I recommend Tommy Shaw's solo 'Ambition' ?  IMHO this is the greatest AOR album ever recorded.  *horns*  Might not be to everyone's taste, of course, but there's some exceptionally strong material on there - slays me everytime I hear it.  Quality.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-08-03, 21:27:26
Presto Ballet - The Lost Art Of Time Travel

Finally!
I ordered it through their website a few weeks ago and yesterday i finally received it.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2008-08-04, 16:28:35
The reason why I could afford to buy all these albums is that I got some heating money paid back from our apartment administrators. Prog kept me warm all thru the winter, and thus I could acquire more prog, so it's a self-amplifying system ;D

 :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-08-04, 19:01:01
Just ordered:


WinterStrain:  Return To The Mirror

Deenie, ever heard of these guys ?  It's said that they got one crazy s.o.b. of a drummer  ;D

My now friend at Malmö Skivhandel was convinced that he could get it for me over the immediate internet ordering system, so it looks like you guys are public (with the 'l' this time) now.

http://www.amazon.com/Return-Mirror-Winterstrain/dp/B000A2H0N8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1217869990&sr=1-1


Ten:  Far Beyond The World

Just to prove to you guys that I'm not a total metalhead, and moreover, the more you guys hate Gary, the more I gotta love'im  ;D


Bianca Ryan:  Self-titled

This is one minx of a twelve-year old. She sang some r'n'b songs with such arrant passion that she simply blew over the whole jury and audience at America's Got Talent, received a standing ovation, and took the first price. When asked what was behind all this, she simply answered something like "I just like singing". Another standing ovation.

Gotta be seen to be believed !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozDh4NQveJs


Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-08-04, 20:07:29
Non-prog corner:
Thompson Twins - Here's To Future Days.  Remastered, expanded and, above all, cheaper.  ;D
Fischer-Z - Red Skies Over Paradise.  A personal fave from the early 80s and long overdue for vinyl replacement.  I've also got their 'Going Deaf for a Living' on order from Germany, should hopefully be here by the end of the week.

Prog-ish corner:
Anathema - A Fine Day to Exit.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-08-04, 21:19:19

Prog-ish corner:
Anathema - A Fine Day to Exit.


 8)

Thumbs up, Steve.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-08-05, 09:58:20
Fischer-Z - Red Skies Over Paradise.  A personal fave from the early 80s and long overdue for vinyl replacement.  I've also got their 'Going Deaf for a Living' on order from Germany, should hopefully be here by the end of the week.

I think I had this one on tape a long time ago.

I also think that a Fischer-Z song features on the soundtrack of Streets of Fire. The movie is not unforgettable  (even if Diane Lane is really cute there  :)) but it has a fairly nice soundtrack including two bombastic songs in the Meat Loaf vein that I am very fond of (the two songs, not Meat Loaf).

The proof for one of the songs ... and Diane  :-*   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEUqT9PThTg&feature=related

The other "Meat Loaf" song is easy to find on youtube too   8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2008-08-05, 11:21:00
Just ordered:


WinterStrain:  Return To The Mirror

Deenie, ever heard of these guys ?  It's said that they got one crazy s.o.b. of a drummer  ;D

My now friend at Malmö Skivhandel was convinced that he could get it for me over the immediate internet ordering system, so it looks like you guys are public (with the 'l' this time) now.


That may be well and good, but he's a dick, nonetheless. I wish he'd made it an easier job for me to do the songs live! >:(

Seriously, thanks, COOOL and all that. Hope you'll find it's connecting with you. ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-08-05, 20:22:42
The movie is not unforgettable

You said it!  ;D  I was vomitting copiously within the first minute of the uPube clip.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-08-06, 19:27:30
Fischer-Z - Going Deaf for a Living.  YAY!  Ordered on Sunday night from Amazon Germany, turned up today - pretty good service.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-08-07, 23:48:02
Kansas - Point of Know Return.

Mercenary's 'Architect of Lies'  didn't turn up as expected - perhaps tomorrow.  ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-08, 09:45:17
Mercenary - Architect of Lies.  I'm looking forward to hearing this, after Nevermore's TGE I'm very definitely in the mood for some 'Intellimetal', for want of a better term.  It's a good job my Postal Delivery Executive didn't try to sneak past a second time without delivering this - I might have been forced to administer a thorough beating.  ;)

Howard Jones - Human's Lib.  Someone mentioned this here recently, and I realised all of my Howard Jones stuff was still vinyl.

Greenslade - Bedside Manners are Extra.  Breaking out yet another band from vinyl.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-08-08, 10:11:40
Dire Straits - Alchemy

A live classic that I only had on vinyl ... at my parents' house  :(

"A lovestruck romeo sings a streetsus serenade ..."  Don't know if those are the exact lyrics but it makes me cry anytime  :'(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-08-09, 18:00:37
Not a CD or DVD but a nice server to store them all on.

A gnat's whisker from being able to stream anything anywhere in the house. A bit indulgent but why on Earth  do we work?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-09, 22:46:27
Not a CD or DVD but a nice server to store them all on.

Details please, kind sir!   :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:10:59
Details please, kind sir!   :D

HP Media smart server with 1TB
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:25:19
Toys for boys are always cool!  :)  I've got a 0.5TB network attached storage jobby here and it's pretty damned useful.  Still got zillions of CDs to rip, mind you...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:27:05
I have ripped all mine. However i decided to up the bit rate so I am on the second pass.  :-\

I'm glad I started the re rip before all my purchases this year.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:30:16
I'm glad I started the re rip before all my purchases this year.  ;D

Yes, I'm doing the re-ripping thing at the moment.  I could do with a bigger iProng, 30GB doesn't go far if you're into Dream Theater and Flower Kings!  ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:32:48
Yes, I'm doing the re-ripping thing at the moment.  I could do with a bigger iProng, 30GB doesn't go far if you're into Dream Theater and Flower Kings!  ::)

Indeed you need to go large and they are relatively cheep compared to when they first came out.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:37:21
Indeed you need to go large and they are relatively cheep compared to when they first came out.

Indeedy.  And I'd get half my life back that I currently waste shunting digital files around.  Things were easier in vinyl days, although I'll concede it was a bitch trying to carry your record player to work.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:49:06
Indeedy.  And I'd get half my life back that I currently waste shunting digital files around.  Things were easier in vinyl days, although I'll concede it was a bitch trying to carry your record player to work.  ;D

It was bad enough lugging tapes around for the walkman quite frankly.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-09, 23:53:51
It was bad enough lugging tapes around for the walkman quite frankly.

And batteries.  "Have you got plenty of spare AA cells in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-08-10, 11:25:34
I'm glad I started the re rip before all my purchases this year.  ;D

Yeah, it's stressing and sometimes distressing being a proggie - and the mistress(ing) has to wait  ;D or :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-08-10, 19:37:35
My better half has seen the need for more boys toys hooray.

 ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-08-10, 19:55:17
My better half has seen the need for more boys toys hooray.
 ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) *horns* *horns* *horns*

Good news indeed.  Is she available for hire?  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-08-10, 21:11:34
If you like Styx and haven't already got it, might I recommend Tommy Shaw's solo 'Ambition' ?  IMHO this is the greatest AOR album ever recorded.  *horns*  Might not be to everyone's taste, of course, but there's some exceptionally strong material on there - slays me everytime I hear it.  Quality.  8)

Yeah, Stevie, I like Pieces Of Eight, and I consider it a classic masterpiece. However, I don't think I need more Styx albums at the moment, and instead I'v added Ambition to my SL, on your recom. Thanks  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-08-10, 21:38:30
Good news indeed.  Is she available for hire?  ;)


Obviously your training techniques are inferior.    :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-08-10, 21:58:27
Obviously your training techniques are inferior.    :o

I have a nagging feeling you might be right.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-08-10, 22:17:49
I have a nagging feeling you might be right.  ;)

However I may be in big trouble after that last comment.   :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2008-08-10, 23:12:05
However I may be in big trouble after that last comment.   :(

Ouch!  You don't mean the dreaded 'new earrings' scenario?  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2008-08-11, 17:53:34
Ouch!  You don't mean the dreaded 'new earrings' scenario?  :o :o :o

And maybe shoes as well.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-08-11, 23:37:39
Now what's goin on here  ???

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-08-12, 11:42:02
Alcatrazz - Disturbing the Peace.

Another one in the VRP (Vinyl Replacement Program) I was suprised to see Stevie Vai as the guitarist on this one.  Either I've forgotten the fact over the years (senior moments!) or I never knew it in the first place.  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-08-12, 14:25:24
... I was suprised to see Stevie Vai as the guitarist on this one ... 

Stevie, forget about what Steve Vai did before he went solo. His studio albums Fire Garden, The Ultra Zone, and "Real Illusions: Reflections" are masterpieces imm. There's also a lot of fine stuff on his other solo albums. He's not only one of the most exciting guitarists around, but also a great composer.

You (guys) can read my Amazon reviews of these three albums (+ a few other reviews) here:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A88MRQ0UXD16Y/ref=cm_pdp_reviews_see_all?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-08-12, 15:10:55
Stevie, forget about what Steve Vai did before he went solo.

No chance!  I've only just remembered it! ;D  At my age you learn to hold onto these thoughts and cherish them while they last.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-08-12, 18:02:48
Just (pre)ordered the new Pendragon album from http://www.pendragon.mu/uk/files/store.htm (http://www.pendragon.mu/uk/files/store.htm)

Top marks to Pendragon for allowing you to just order the thing without jumping through hoops.  I gave up trying to order the next Marillion as I can't remember what login/password/email I used for the last album, etc, etc.  Why make it difficult for people to give you money?  ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: erik on Tue, 2008-08-12, 19:29:40
Just (pre)ordered the new Pendragon album from http://www.pendragon.mu/uk/files/store.htm (http://www.pendragon.mu/uk/files/store.htm)

Top marks to Pendragon for allowing you to just order the thing without jumping through hoops.  I gave up trying to order the next Marillion as I can't remember what login/password/email I used for the last album, etc, etc.  Why make it difficult for people to give you money?  ::)

Curious about the new Pendragon album, really liked Believe which was a new direction for them. The artwork for the new album hints at more change, very different!

Had the same with the Marillion preorder, but I sent them an email about it and got a prompt reply with the info needed, they really have a smooth running HQ and excellent service. *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-08-13, 21:05:38
Had the same with the Marillion preorder, but I sent them an email about it and got a prompt reply with the info needed, they really have a smooth running HQ and excellent service. *horns*

Fine as long as you have access to a working e-mail account, which I don't at the moment.  :o  It's not a matter that's without a solution, given time, but I certainly find Pendragon's system much more customer friendly. *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2008-08-13, 21:06:47
Steve Hackett - Defector (Remastered)
Steve Hackett - Cured (Remastered)

My latest dose of Amazon cheap deals.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-08-13, 21:36:57
Steve, you definitely should start saving money for when you retire.  ;)
You might need it then. CD's won't bring the bread on the table.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-08-13, 22:13:21
Steve Hackett - Defector (Remastered)
Steve Hackett - Cured (Remastered)

My latest dose of Amazon cheap deals.  8)


I got Defector and Dark town.

Damn you and your bright ideas  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Thu, 2008-08-14, 22:29:02
Alcatrazz - Disturbing the Peace.

Another one in the VRP (Vinyl Replacement Program) I was suprised to see Stevie Vai as the guitarist on this one.  Either I've forgotten the fact over the years (senior moments!) or I never knew it in the first place.  :-[

Either way, you need to feel ashamed of yourself. Steve Vai replacing Yngwie Malmsteen in Alcatrazz was probably the biggest source of heated debate and wild wonder once, as it would be. I remember Vai saying "There's no way I'm gonna compete with Yngwie on his own turf, so I knew from the start I would better do my own thing." And he did. I have never heard him play cooler than he did on this album.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-15, 07:38:00
Steve, you definitely should start saving money for when you retire.  ;)
You might need it then. CD's won't bring the bread on the table.  ;D

Yes, mother.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-15, 07:52:18
Either way, you need to feel ashamed of yourself.

Rest assured I am suitably chastened.  ;)

Still can't remember a f*****g thing about it, though! I've seen Vai many times over the years, solo, in bands and in G3 mode, yet Alcatrazz just doesn't register in a Vai sense.  Perhaps because I never saw them live, he says, desperately fumbling for an excuse that doesn't involve senile dementia.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Fri, 2008-08-15, 08:56:48
My latest purchase was Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers (for the 2nd time)

The most spiritual uplifting album i own  8)

Next on the agenda are the new Pendragon , maybe Marillion if i get round to it , It Bites , The Pineapple Thief and then awaiting the newies from IQ and Anathema.

I have given the old prog a miss for a few months so i am seuffering from withdrawl symptoms at the mo  ;) 
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-08-15, 11:23:44
I have never heard him [Steve Vai] play cooler than he did on this album.

I havent listened much to Alcatrazz, but enough to know that it's pretty regular hard rock.

What Steve Vai has done from Passion And Warfare on is groundbreaking, not only guitarwise, but also compositionally, melodically, lyrically and musicianshipally (the last word I just made up).

Problem is:  Noone cares. Proggies have their routines too, a bit wider than other rockers, and hardly anybody is on the lookout for adventurous stuff like Steve Vai's.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-15, 11:33:35
I havent listened to much Alcatrazz, but enough to know that it's pretty regular hard rock.

It is.  However, there are an awful lot of trademark Vai licks and runs going on whilst the hard is being rocked.  More than one 'Bad Horsie' moment, for example.  Possibly a tad jazzier than when he was with DLR.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Fri, 2008-08-15, 12:20:20
I havent listened to much Alcatrazz, but enough to know that it's pretty regular hard rock.

What Steve Vai has done from Passion And Warfare on is groundbreaking, not only guitarwise, but also compositionally, melodically, lyrically and musicianshipally (the last word I just made up).

Problem is:  Noone cares. Proggies have their routines too, a bit wider than other rockers, and hardly anybody is on the lookout for adventurous stuff like Steve Vai's.

Nicky.

What I find interesting and rewarding about the Alcatrazz work he did, is what I think it all comes down to in the end, always: How to put creativity to use for the purpose of the song, as opposed to for the purpose of being inventive. To me, extreme or outrageous musical ideas or performances are great in the same way the antics of the people that put on a show in a circus are. But none of what they do is really very useful, if you get my drift. It's the fact that it's done that is the point.

I like songs. Vai did some very fine songs, too, but invariably, those where the ones where his originality was enhancing the song, and the song had a purpose of it's own to begin with. Some of his Flexable (?) work was not really songs, but showcases of what could be done on a guitar, which is fine for what it is.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-08-15, 12:27:00
Deenie, I'm not talking about Flex-Able, which never gripped me much; no, I'm talkin bout Fire Garden, The Ultra Zone, and above all, "Real Illusions: Reflections". These are ingenious !  And SV is a master of composition; he simply doesnt just noodle about on these albums; everything is very tight and superprofessionally played and recorded.

If ya dont know these albums, then get'm and play'm to fatigue; they're worth it  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-08-16, 09:56:13
I have given the old prog a miss for a few months so i am seuffering from withdrawl symptoms at the mo  ;) 

I believe it, Funkster. Life atrophies without good music (and vegetables)  :)

How's the church work goin ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-08-16, 19:00:17
Genesis - In London
Recorded & filmed live in concert at the Lyceum Ballroom, May, 6th 1980.
Excellent! With songs like Dancing With The Moonlit Knight and One For The Vine and lots of other great songs from The Lamb till Duke.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Edenbridge - MyEarthDream
Really awesome melodic, symphonic, proggish, female fronted metal.
Karl Groom plays a guitar solo on one song, and the whole album is filled with amazing songs!
The band is from Austria and they are very good at writing melodies that stick in your head.
An excellent addition in my collection!
I'm really going to look for more albums by this remarkable band.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-16, 20:06:53
Genesis - In London
Recorded & filmed live in concert at the Lyceum Ballroom, May, 6th 1980.
Excellent! With songs like Dancing With The Moonlit Knight and One For The Vine and lots of other great songs from The Lamb till Duke.

What's the picture and sound quality like on this one?  I have fond memories of that tour (saw them twice *horns*) and also watched the edited highlights of the Lyceum gig on TV not long afterwards.  Trouble is, a lot of reports aren't very positive when it comes to the quality of the DVD - so I've never bought it in case a treasured memory becomes tarnished.  :o


Edenbridge - MyEarthDream
Really awesome melodic, symphonic, proggish, female fronted metal.

They've been on my Check Out Real Soon list for some time now.  Unfortunately something else always seems to jump ahead of them in the queue. :(

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-08-16, 20:21:29
What's the picture and sound quality like on this one?  I have fond memories of that tour (saw them twice *horns*) and also watched the edited highlights of the Lyceum gig on TV not long afterwards.  Trouble is, a lot of reports aren't very positive when it comes to the quality of the DVD - so I've never bought it in case a treasured memory becomes tarnished.  :o
Well, to be honest, it's nothing like your common DVD of course. But it's just as you say a brilliant concert, with nice songs.

They've been on my Check Out Real Soon list for some time now.  Unfortunately something else always seems to jump ahead of them in the queue. :(
Well, don't wait any longer. This is highly addictive stuff.
I've played this album everyday since I bought it in Koblenz, Germany. In fact, I'm listening to it right now!

It often reminds me of Threshold (very often). But where Threshold is more proggy, Edenbridge is heavier and more focusing on melodies you will remember.

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-16, 20:36:41
Well, don't wait any longer.

I didn't.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-08-16, 21:31:25
Devin Townsend - Terria.

I thought: What the heck, lets give this fellow a chance.
I don't regret it for now. Very Tonwsend-ish but with a groove. A proggy groove.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-08-17, 11:14:38
I bought Townsends Ocean Machine two years ago (on Amazon recoms), but I didnt listen much to it at the time - it was too heavy for me. But times change, and people too, and thus me too. So thanks for reminding me, Mad; gonna give OM some spins when I get back to Cop.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-08-19, 22:37:53
Coheed and Cambria Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 2: No World for Tomorrow.

Can't remember why I ordered it but there you go.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-08-20, 20:49:22
I went to Kleve today and had surprisingly enough quite some fun but i had to enter the Saturn store to buy me some new things:

Spock's Beard - Live 2CD
Spock's Beard - Live 2DVD
Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry Reissue.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-08-20, 22:32:11
I went to Kleve today and had surprisingly enough quite some fun but i had to enter the Saturn store to buy me some new things

Ahhh you found it! ;)
You had a nice day?

-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2008-08-20, 22:39:37
Coheed and Cambria Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 2: No World for Tomorrow.

Can't remember why I ordered it but there you go.

But do you like it? I know I do, although I think their previous album is slightly better.

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-08-20, 23:09:05
But do you like it? I know I do, although I think their previous album is slightly better.

Tom

I think it has potential after the first spin.

The vocal style takes a bit of getting used to.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2008-08-20, 23:28:02
I think it has potential after the first spin.

The vocal style takes a bit of getting used to.

Yeah I know, but after you're used to the singing it rocks! For those that don't know: Their music is a great blend of prog, pop and punk. Check http://www.myspace.com/coheedandcambria if you are interested!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-08-20, 23:34:25
Ahhh you found it! ;)
You had a nice day?

-Paco

Sure. Found it the last time i was in Kleve too.  ;)

I indeed had a nice day.  *horns*
Kleve is such a nice town to wander in.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-22, 10:52:48
DVD: St Trinians box set.  The proper St Trinians, not the modern chav-fest.

DVD: I Didn't Know you Cared, series 2.

Blu-Ray: Apocalypto.

No music this week  :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-08-23, 19:07:38

DVD: I Didn't Know you Cared, series 2.


Is that the series with Liz Smith and Robin Bailey?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-23, 20:00:56
Is that the series with Liz Smith and Robin Bailey?

That's the badger.  Robin Bailey is superb as Uncle Mort and the series is up there with the Blackadders and Pythons as far as I'm concerned.  Not unreasonably priced at Amazon, either...  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-08-23, 20:13:20
That's the badger.  Robin Bailey is superb as Uncle Mort and the series is up there with the Blackadders and Pythons as far as I'm concerned.  Not unreasonably priced at Amazon, either...  ;)

Awesome. I'll av a half.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-08-23, 21:41:24
Finding Nemo DVD
The Incredibles DVD
Cinderella DVD
4400 box season Three
The Interpreter

And...

..

.

10 Kilo Spare Ribs.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-08-23, 22:00:11
And...

..

.

10 Kilo Spare Ribs.  ;D

Have you listened to that one yet?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-08-23, 22:08:14
Awesome. I'll av a half.

Aye...
Well...
Ummmmmm...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2008-08-25, 10:27:40
Aye...
Well...
Ummmmmm...

I assume you have series one. I haven't seen that for 30 years I guess.

Just purchased a new hard drive for the server.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-08-25, 11:40:24
I assume you have series one. I haven't seen that for 30 years I guess.

Oh yes, and it won't be long before I get 3 & 4.  8)  Classic series, the humour hasn't aged at all.


Just purchased a new hard drive for the server.

Didn't take you long to fill a terabyte, did it.  ;D  Must be all those Yes bootlegs.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2008-08-25, 11:57:15
Oh yes, and it won't be long before I get 3 & 4.  8)  Classic series, the humour hasn't aged at all.


Didn't take you long to fill a terabyte, did it.  ;D  Must be all those Yes bootlegs.  ;)


Indeed
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-08-26, 17:20:04
The Tangent - The World We Drive Through Special Edition - already have the regular version but this one was pretty cheap so what the heck.  ;)

30 Seconds To Mars - S/T - First album of this band with actor Jaret Leto. Already had the regular version too but it was pretty old and due to the fact that it was parked inside my car for about a decade or so ( ::)) it won't play properly anymore.

And it was cheap too.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-08-28, 10:52:13
Ozric Tentacles - Sunrise Festival (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunrise-Festival-Ozric-Tentacles/dp/B00166QJLQ/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1219913775&sr=8-1).

Live CD and live DVD for the price of just a CD.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-08-28, 14:59:13
I bought Radiohead - The Bends today. Great album, and now I finally have it on cd! :)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-08-28, 15:12:13
<Snipped!>  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-08-28, 15:13:26
Ozric Tentacles - Sunrise Festival.

Only playing this for the second time, but already giving it the *horns*

Ehm.....wrong topic? ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-08-28, 15:17:05
Ehm.....wrong topic? ;)

Doh!!!  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-08-28, 23:20:18
We need an admin to do that sort of things for us...

Oh wait a minute! We DO have an admin! :D

Well, ok, yeah... before I get too much off topic about it...


Today I finally bought the Sola Scriptura And Beyond DVD from Neal Morse.
Man, it's soooo good and I've just seen the first two (three) songs: "The Creation" (beautiful!) and "The Good Don't Last/Open Wide The Flood Gates".
Tomorrow I'll try to watch the rest of the DVD, but I doubt that I will succed since it's almost 6 hours of material!!!
Amazing! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Oh I almost forgot:
I also bought a little harddisk drive of 500 GB, and I'll install it tomorrow.
Hopefully it won't take almost 6 hours...


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2008-08-28, 23:21:09
<Snipped!>  :-[

Vasectomy?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-08-29, 11:50:31
Vasectomy?

Eek!  Don't even say the V word!!!  :o

Just arrived: Extreme - Extreme.  Technically I've already got this one, but as the person who borrowed it has shown no sign of giving it back for some years I thought I'd avail myself of a brand new copy for four quid.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2008-08-29, 11:54:32
Today I finally bought the Sola Scriptura And Beyond DVD from Neal Morse.
Man, it's soooo good and I've just seen the first two (three) songs: "The Creation" (beautiful!) and "The Good Don't Last/Open Wide The Flood Gates".
Tomorrow I'll try to watch the rest of the DVD, but I doubt that I will succed since it's almost 6 hours of material!!!
Amazing! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Then you're in for a treat! I'm curious what you think about it after hearing the guitarsolo at the end of The Door! :o

 *horns* *horns* *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-08-29, 20:55:54

 I'm curious what you think about it after hearing the guitarsolo at the end of The Door! :o



I thought it was kinda weak.  :-\











 ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-09-01, 13:52:06
Well, I've seen another part of the Sola Scriptura And Beyond DVD (I have to watch it in parts... :'() and, man oh man, am I amazed!
I've just finished watching The Door and The Conflict/The Conclusion and there were moments that my eyes were filled with tears. Only Neal can do that to me. (Or maybe Someone behind him?)
I feel so touched by his music, and live he is just as good.
He truly believes in what he sings and he's singing with such devotion, it's coming right from his heart. So honest.

But beside all this, there are magnificent musicians and everyone is having much fun. It's so much fun to watch this DVD. It really is.
Paul Bielatowicz is indeed a gifted guitarist, and his facial expressions are really cool. ;) The 'Paul' solo at the end of The Door has been done justice by the other Paul. It sounded really good. And it looked pretty cool too.
Neal's next: 'Lifeline', will have both Pauls on it. So I'm curious... Perhaps a little guitar duel?

I'm looking forward to see the Question Mark Medley and the Testimedley, as well as the remaining Transatlantic and Spock's songs.
And don't forget the bonus material...


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2008-09-01, 17:00:29
Just pre-ordered the Chaos in Motion 2 DVD + 3 CD special edition. Couldn't resist to the "reasonable" price : 24,98 € shipping included   :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-09-01, 20:08:46
Sylvan - Leaving Backstage. (At last!)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-09-01, 20:32:16
Just pre-ordered the Chaos in Motion 2 DVD + 3 CD special edition. Couldn't resist to the "reasonable" price : 24,98 € shipping included   :-[

What? Where?  ???
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-09-02, 10:06:46
What? Where?  ???

Here : http://www.amazon.fr/Chaos-Motion-2007-2008-Dream-Theater/dp/B001ECE5AO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1220342607&sr=8-1 ... but the free shipping is for France only  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-09-02, 11:41:35
Maddox, check here:
http://www.nl.bol.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/nl/-/EUR/BOL_DisplayProductInformation-Start?BOL_OWNER_ID=1002004006272946&Section=VIDEO&lgl=1&plid=sxGR5JsYApwAAAEcBEkiOiJt&lgl_BOL_OWNER_ID=1&lgl_Section=1

24,99

And when you need free shipping, search for a coupon in google.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-09-02, 14:24:58
Maddox, check here:
http://www.nl.bol.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/nl/-/EUR/BOL_DisplayProductInformation-Start?BOL_OWNER_ID=1002004006272946&Section=VIDEO&lgl=1&plid=sxGR5JsYApwAAAEcBEkiOiJt&lgl_BOL_OWNER_ID=1&lgl_Section=1

24,99

And when you need free shipping, search for a coupon in google.


-Paco

Paco, you're the man!  *horns*

Guess what i just ordered???  ;D


Oh and also thank you, Bupie.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-09-02, 21:34:18
Kim Mitchell - Ain't Life Amazing.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2008-09-03, 07:45:01
I bought The Verve - Forth yesterday.

Paco, you're the man!  *horns*

Guess what i just ordered???  ;D

Although it's tempting to order the DT-cd/dvd package, I just want to have it on (or even better before) the releasedate and my experience with on-line ordering is that they can't always deliver on time. Besides, the shops normally tend to sell cd's/dvd's a couple of days prior to their official releasedate anyway.

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-09-03, 22:54:49
I bought The Verve - Forth yesterday.

What the [insert random word] is that?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-09-04, 12:46:55
What the [insert random word] is that?

That's the band that had a massive hit in, I think it was, 1997 with the song Bittersweet Symphony. I'm sure you'll recognise it when you hear it. http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx3m4e45bTo

Now Forth is their latest album. It has beautiful artwork and the music isn't too bad either! ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-09-04, 14:22:22
Strange video clip. ;D
The violin-thing they're repeating all the time sounds good.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-09-04, 19:20:45
Strange video clip. ;D
The violin-thing they're repeating all the time sounds good.

You didn't already know the song? Wow! :o You should head over to http://www.myspace.com/theverve and maybe you'll like them! :)

Today I bought the following:

Anathema - Hindsight
Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
Saybia - Eyes On The Highway

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-09-05, 08:27:36
By coincidence, given the mentions in this thread...

The Verve - Forth.

I've not heard it yet (it's literally just turned up) but they're a band I'm fond of and I've got all of their earlier stuff.  Despite also appealing to a somewhat juvenile indie fanboy audience (see some of the silly online squabbling being passed off as reviews on Amazon and the like) there's plenty to entertain the normal (non-prog) rock fan.  On a day when I'm in the right sort of mood, I can believe the sublime 'Reprise' from 'A Northern Soul' is one of the finest pieces of music ever written.  8)

On other days, I prefer prog!  ;D *horns* ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2008-09-05, 08:43:37
By coincidence, given the mentions in this thread...

The Verve - Forth.

I've not heard it yet (it's literally just turned up) but they're a band I'm fond of and I've got all of their earlier stuff.  Despite also appealing to a somewhat juvenile indie fanboy audience (see some of the silly online squabbling being passed off as reviews on Amazon and the like) there's plenty to entertain the normal (non-prog) rock fan.  On a day when I'm in the right sort of mood, I can believe the sublime 'Reprise' from 'A Northern Soul' is one of the finest pieces of music ever written.  8)

On other days, I prefer prog!  ;D *horns* ;D

Well, the last track, Appalachian Springs, is prog(gy) in my book... Have fun listening, I think it's as good as the previous album.

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-09-11, 22:37:38
Ian Gillan - Glory Road.
Ian Gillan - Future Shock.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Fri, 2008-09-12, 10:32:51
Cinderella - Night songs

(I think it's the fourth time I buy this, and it was originally my first cd.)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-09-13, 09:17:44
Anathema - Hindsight.
Styx - Cyclorama.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-09-13, 14:43:15
Anathema - Hindsight.


Yep, bought that one as well.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2008-09-15, 14:10:26
Just pre-ordered It Bites' The Tall Ships and I can't wait to get it ... late October  :(

Also ordered Lou Reed's The Blue Mask to reach the free shipping amount but it's a fairly decent album worth buying (if I remember correctly from my vinyl years  ::))
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-09-16, 20:46:22
Legacy Shadow gallery
Greenslade Bedside manners are extra.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Wed, 2008-09-17, 09:40:33
White Lion - Big game

Had this on cassette, and never tired much of it, so...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2008-09-17, 12:48:50
For the total amount of 21,82 euros :

* Porcupine Tree - FOABP

So far, I have three PT albums : Signify (that I don't like at the exception of Dark Matter), Deadwing (that I don't like neither at the exception of Lazarus) and In Absentia (that I like moderately). So, in regard to all those ( ), I was not too warm on buying another of their albums ... but after listening to Anesthetize, and considering the amount of rave reviews, I fell for an Amazon offer at 6,99 euros

* Scorpions - Lovedrive (remasterized)

We already talked about this one with Steve in another thread. Even if you are not a metal fan, Worth buying for the two greats ballads, Always Somewhere and Holiday (IMHO waaaaaaay better than Still Lovin' You or Winds of Change). 6,99 euros too.

* Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Could be an option to share music with my non prog girlfriend but she doesn't like Matt Bellamy's voice  :-X  Didn't I mention that life sometimes sucks in another thread ?  :P   :D  Anyway, I like what I heard from it and it got me to the 20 euros free shipping mark since it's sold for 7,99 euros.

But my banker is going to take away my credit card one day ...  :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-09-17, 21:22:34
For the total amount of 21,82 euros :

* Porcupine Tree - FOABP

So far, I have three PT albums : Signify (that I don't like at the exception of Dark Matter), Deadwing (that I don't like neither at the exception of Lazarus) and In Absentia (that I like moderately). So, in regard to all those ( ), I was not too warm on buying another of their albums ... but after listening to Anesthetize, and considering the amount of rave reviews, I fell for an Amazon offer at 6,99 euros

* Scorpions - Lovedrive (remasterized)

We already talked about this one with Steve in another thread. Even if you are not a metal fan, Worth buying for the two greats ballads, Always Somewhere and Holiday (IMHO waaaaaaay better than Still Lovin' You or Winds of Change). 6,99 euros too.

* Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Could be an option to share music with my non prog girlfriend but she doesn't like Matt Bellamy's voice  :-X  Didn't I mention that life sometimes sucks in another thread ?  :P   :D  Anyway, I like what I heard from it and it got me to the 20 euros free shipping mark since it's sold for 7,99 euros.

But my banker is going to take away my credit card one day ...  :(

I didn'tlLike Porcupine Tree much at the beginning. I hope you'll continue to listen to deadwing it definitely grows on you as does the band.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-09-17, 22:10:58
I didn'tlLike Porcupine Tree much at the beginning. I hope you'll continue to listen to deadwing it definitely grows on you as does the band.

With that i do agree.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2008-09-18, 07:44:07
Dream Theater - systematic chaos
Sabbat - history of a time to come
Sabbat - dreamweaver
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-09-18, 09:53:14
I didn'tlLike Porcupine Tree much at the beginning. I hope you'll continue to listen to deadwing it definitely grows on you as does the band.

I certainly will. I am planning a PT evening where I will play back-to-back all the albums at my disposal. I also have the Arriving Somewhere DVD that I do enjoy a lot  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-09-18, 18:40:50
Marillion - Made Again.

For some reason, I always thought this was a best-of and so had never bought it.  I felt a total arse when someone pointed out my error, so ordered it from the Marillion site immediately.  :-[
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Thu, 2008-09-18, 23:28:26
But then you're a lucky guy today!?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-09-19, 10:36:02
Marillion - Popular Music.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-09-22, 21:22:40
Marillion - Marbles on the Road DVD.
Marillion - Colours and Sound DVD.

Whilst others are prophesizing the end of the world because Marillion have released the free download version of their album, it's certainly fired up my interest of late.  I've spent over 100 UK pounds in Marillion online shop in the last week.  They must be doing something right in the marketing department! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2008-09-23, 07:30:04
Sex and the city on DVD for my wife

Arn't i sweet  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-09-23, 10:37:51
King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Don't know anything about this band (apart from the fact that the vocalist appears on DT's Lines in the Sand  *horns*) but I read so many rave reviews that I wanted to give them a try. We'll see ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2008-09-23, 12:57:34
King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Don't know anything about this band (apart from the fact that the vocalist appears on DT's Lines in the Sand  *horns*) but I read so many rave reviews that I wanted to give them a try. We'll see ...

It is a good album from what i can remember 20 years ago  :-[  That and out of the silent planet were good and i ahve lost touch with them since - enjoy.

The bassist/singer , Doug Pinnick , is a black gay christian who likes to indulge in a spot of weed. Rock and roll eh  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-09-23, 13:14:38
The bassist/singer , Doug Pinnick , is a black gay christian who likes to indulge in a spot of weed. Rock and roll eh  :D

Serious??

Oh man...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-09-23, 14:08:47
It is a good album from what i can remember 20 years ago  :-[  That and out of the silent planet were good and i ahve lost touch with them since - enjoy.

The bassist/singer , Doug Pinnick , is a black gay christian who likes to indulge in a spot of weed. Rock and roll eh  :D

Thanks for the comment. I mean, about the album  ;D

I'll let you know what I think of it ... I mean, of the album  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-09-23, 19:00:45
The Godfathers - Hit by Hit (2008 reissue with extra disk)
Groundhogs - Black Diamond/Crosscut Saw (2 LPs on 1 CD)
Scorpions - Lovedrive.

Lovedrive proved elusive in this country so I ended up ordering from Germany.  Ironically it turned up in exactly the same time as the other two that I'd ordered from the UK.


Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-09-23, 22:24:27
Shadow Gallery Legacy and Tyranny
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2008-09-29, 13:04:32
King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Don't know anything about this band (apart from the fact that the vocalist appears on DT's Lines in the Sand  *horns*) but I read so many rave reviews that I wanted to give them a try. We'll see ...
Good choice - they're maybe a bit weird sometimes, but generally speaking I like their songs.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-09-29, 18:49:38
Just got:

The Reasoning - Dark Angel.  Their previous release was one of my albums of the year in 2007, so I'm looking forward to this *horns*
Sylvan - Posthumous Silence the Show DVD.  Yes, I know it's been out ages if you buy direct, but today was the official UK release.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-09-30, 17:21:52
Ooooooohhhh!  Busy time of year!  Just arrived home to find the doormat harbouring my copy of Pendragon - Pure  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-10-01, 21:18:17
Amaran's Flight - Voice in the dark
Beardfish Sleeping in traffic pt2
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-10-01, 21:27:41
Amaran's Flight - Voice in the dark
Are you sure?
I didn't know they had a new album out already. ;D

By the way, I ordered two Threshold albums: Hypothetical and Replica. I probably said that already, but why not mention it again? 8)
I hope it will arrive tomorrow!


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2008-10-01, 21:30:01
Are you sure?
I didn't know they had a new album out already. ;D

By the way, I ordered two Threshold albums: Hypothetical and Replica. I probably said that already, but why not mention it again? 8)
I hope it will arrive tomorrow!


-Paco

 ;D ok.  light, dark what is the difference?

Was thinking about the new Reasoning cd.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-10-01, 21:39:27
;D ok.  light, dark what is the difference?

Was thinking about the new Reasoning cd.

Amaran's Plight - The Voice In The Pure Reasoning Revolutionary Dark Light Of The Pendragon

Do you know that album? It's amazing! *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-10-02, 10:27:21
 ???  You surely mean "The Voice In The Presence Of The Pure Reasoning Revolutionary Dark Eternal Light Of The Pendragon"   ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-10-02, 10:31:39
???  You surely mean "The Voice In The Presence Of The Pure Reasoning Revolutionary Dark Eternal Light Of The Pendragon"   ;D

Remastered ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-10-02, 10:40:09
Dream Theater - Chaos in Motion, 5 disc set.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2008-10-02, 20:44:19
Dream Theater - Chaos in Motion, 5 disc set.

Me too!  ;D

Tell me, do you like it?

Oh and i also bought a 350 GB external Harddrive. Which isn't a band but that doesn't matter.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-10-02, 21:20:00
Tell me, do you like it?

I haven't had the chance to find out.  I settled down to check it out earlier and got interrupted almost straight away. :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Fri, 2008-10-03, 11:15:28
I don't know if this is on topic, since it was both CD and DVD...

Journey - Revelation (1 CD with the proper album, 1 CD with re-recorded oldies, 1 DVD with a great live performance)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-10-03, 20:49:56
Sounds good to me.  ;)
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Post by: Deenfan on Fri, 2008-10-03, 22:38:08
Yes, I like the second disc, too, because most of the old songs are known to me, but I don't have them in my collection. I don't mind'em not being the original versions.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-10-03, 23:55:03
Tell me, do you like it?

Second attempt: bl**dy awesome performance!  The Floyd/Marillion bit in Surrounded 8)  Jordan Rudess's keyboard solo including the Van Halen Eruption-esque bit 8)  Mikael from Opeth (briefly) and shedloads of other bits.  And that's just the first DVD *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-10-04, 22:36:35
Savatage Poets and madmen
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Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-10-04, 22:40:27
"Awaken... AWAAAKEEEEEN!!!"

Cool...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-10-06, 08:20:28
Last saturday I bought Pendragon - Pure at their gig.  :)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2008-10-06, 13:38:38
Last saturday I bought Pendragon - Pure at their gig.  :)

Tom
:o Now that reminds me... THAT's what I wanted to do and couldn't remember Friday night!!
Sh**. >:( Now I have to order it. Knowing the local record store, that will take ages. >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2008-10-06, 21:08:14
Last saturday I bought Pendragon - Pure at their gig.  :)

Tom
Hey Tom, I missed you then. I bought it too in Zoetermeer, together with:
Martin Orford - The Old Road
Peter Gee - The Spiritual World

Martin and Peter were so nice to sign their album for me  *horns*.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-10-06, 21:11:58
Since we are talking about Pendragon:

I ordered the album Pure.
Along with Neal Morse new one called Lifeline and the new one of Tomorrow's Eve called Tales from Serpentia.

And i also ordered and received the latest of Seventh Wonder called Mercy Falls.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-10-06, 22:03:45
Hey Tom, I missed you then. I bought it too in Zoetermeer, together with:

Yeah, I miss you too! ;D No but serious, maybe next time we can say 'hi'!  :)

Did you enjoy the gig? I know I did, a lot! What a powerhouse the new drummer is! I really liked his playing. Needless to say, I did enjoy the rest of the band as well! :D

Tom
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Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2008-10-06, 22:38:31
Yeah, I miss you too! ;D No but serious, maybe next time we can say 'hi'!  :)
:D

Did you enjoy the gig? I know I did, a lot! What a powerhouse the new drummer is! I really liked his playing. Needless to say, I did enjoy the rest of the band as well! :D
Yes I did, see my little review.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-10-16, 10:27:14
Symphony X - The Odyssey

Got it at a bargain price but the first listen let me  :P
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Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-10-16, 10:35:04
Def Leppard - Pyromania.  Another vinyl replacement :)

Still no sign of Marillion's 'Happiness is the Road' here at Jones Towers, although it has started to ship: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=voV9cvyp82E
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2008-10-16, 19:15:07
I have ordered two albums yesterday:
The Reasoning - Dark Angel
Lunatic Soul - Lunatic Soul (new project singer Riverside, soundbytes were promising)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-10-17, 10:12:48
Def Leppard - Pyromania.  Another vinyl replacement :)
  *horns*

Quote
Still no sign of Marillion's 'Happiness is the Road' here at Jones Towers

So you live in towers ? Is there a Classic Rock one and a Prog Rock one separated by a music-free long corridor where Mrs Jones lives most of the time ?  ;)
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Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-10-17, 10:13:54
Marillion - Happiness is the Road.

Well worth the wait for the packaging alone *horns* *horns* *horns*
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Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-10-17, 10:15:08
So you live in towers ? Is there a Classic Rock one and a Prog Rock one separated by a music-free long corridor where Mrs Jones lives most of the time ?  ;)

Don't be silly.  She lives 'below stairs' and I ring down when I've run out of Mars Bars ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-10-17, 22:42:43
David Gilmour - Live In Gdansk 2DVD/2CD
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Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-10-17, 23:54:34
Pure -  Pendragon
Sirens - Savatage
Carved in Stone - Shadow Gallery
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-10-18, 10:21:09
Marillion - Happiness is the Road.

Well worth the wait for the packaging alone *horns* *horns* *horns*

Cool! ;D
I read somewhere (I don't remember where) that you can only buy this album through the website... So you can't find it in the shops...
Is that true?


Anyway, yesterday I (finally) bought:
Neal Morse - Lifeline (Special Edition of course)
It Bites - The Tall Ships

I haven't really listened to them. (I just put Lifeline in the CD player and ran through it for a quick scan, so to say.)
But soon I'll say what I think of them.


-Paco
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Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-10-18, 13:28:16
I read somewhere (I don't remember where) that you can only buy this album through the website... So you can't find it in the shops...
Is that true?

Partly.  It's going on retail sale in the USA and at least one other place (Poland?) from what I remember, but it's mainly only available direct from Marillion dot com.  However, it's already listed on Amazon UK as an import (albeit at an inflated price) so the picture is getting more complex by the minute!

I've bought a lot of stuff direct from Rackett Records (ie Marillion) and the service is swift and reliable. 8)
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Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-10-23, 12:42:03
Nevermore - The Year Of The Voyager CD & DVD set.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-10-24, 09:56:58
Japan - Quiet Life.
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids.

Not really prog, I know, but featuring one of my all time fave bass players plus Porcupine Tree's keyboard player.  And, if that's not enough, these were only 2.98 and 3.98 UK pounds from Amazon! 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-10-24, 22:38:32
Expected tomorrow

Tall Ships It Bites
Lifeline Neal Morse
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-10-25, 09:24:52
Japan - Tin Drum.  Another Amazon bargain 8)
Winterstrain - Shifting Sands.  Who? ;D
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Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-10-25, 12:27:18
Japan - Tin Drum.  Another Amazon bargain 8)
Winterstrain - Shifting Sands.  Who? ;D

I believe that Japan album has got to be pretty special if it's gonna get a spin in the near future... ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2008-10-25, 13:06:37
Shifting Sands - Winterstrain

Courtesy of Mrs Iggy and paypal
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-10-25, 13:57:11
I believe that Japan album has got to be pretty special if it's gonna get a spin in the near future... ;D

Well I'm not playing Winterstrain, if that's what you're thinking.  I'm keeping it in original shrinkwrapped condition - it'll be worth something when you're in your megastar, married-to-Madonna phase. ;) ;D ;)
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Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sat, 2008-10-25, 15:32:02
Today I bought:

Believe - Yesterday Is A Friend
Lunatic Soul -Lunatic Soul
Opeth - The Roudhouse Tapes (DVD)

 *horns* *horns* *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-10-25, 21:17:35
Well I'm not playing Winterstrain, if that's what you're thinking.  I'm keeping it in original shrinkwrapped condition - it'll be worth something when you're in your megastar, married-to-Madonna phase. ;) ;D ;)

The day I marry Madonna, I'll be at the altar with a drum set wrapped around my neck, courstesy of the Wife of Might...

Do you want to have another one you can actually open?! :-\
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Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-10-25, 22:51:01
The day I marry Madonna, I'll be at the altar with a drum set wrapped around my neck, courstesy of the Wife of Might...
Do you want to have another one you can actually open?! :-\

Eh?  Another wife?  Gods no!  :o
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Post by: Deenfan on Sun, 2008-10-26, 12:02:42
 :D ;D Class....
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-10-27, 11:06:42
Blu-ray: Gone in 60 Seconds.
Blu-ray: Master & Commander
Blu-ray: Die Hard 4
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-10-28, 08:21:05
Health: A cold.  :-\
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Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-10-28, 10:54:58
Health: A cold.  :-\

More tabasco in your milk should keep colds at bay. ;)  Hmm, must play some Spock's later on...
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Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-10-28, 13:51:58
More tabasco in your milk should keep colds at bay. ;)  Hmm, must play some Spock's later on...

If it had been two separate paragraphs, I wouldnt have wondered, but on the same line, Jonesy  ???

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2008-10-28, 14:42:30
If it had been two separate paragraphs, I wouldnt have wondered, but on the same line, Jonesy  ???

The line "I am Senor Velasco, I drink my milk with tabasco" under Sir Maddox of Mad's avatar is a Spock's Beard quote. 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-10-28, 14:49:49
The line "I am Senor Velasco, I drink my milk with tabasco" under Sir Maddox of Mad's avatar is a Spock's Beard quote. 8)

OK, I didnt know that. Thanks, Jonesy, now I can lay me down in peace (or piss)  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-10-28, 20:34:27
Ok guys (and gals). I ordered something(s):

Frank Klepacki - Awakening Of Aggression
Marillion - Happiness Is The Road (2 CD Deluxe Edition)
Marillion - Marbles (2 CD Version)
Frost* - Frost* 2008 Tour CD
Frost* - Experiments In Mass Appeal (Special Edition) PREORDER (and one for a friend)
2 Frost* T-Shirts
And............






*drum roll*

















*drum roll*


























*some more drum roll*


























*keep scrolling*
































*almost there*




























*final drum roll*























CONTAGION!!!

+ Contagious and Contagium.


Well, I guess it won't be long now 'till the actuall MAX edition will be released...... That always happens...


Oh and err... give your scroll finger some rest now. He (or she...) deserved it.



-Paco
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Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-10-28, 20:35:35
 ;D
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Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-10-29, 09:07:03



























































 
 
 
 

Hi guys  :)

CONTAGION!!!
+ Contagious and Contagium.

Congrats, Paco, now we can start taking you seriously  ;D


Oh and err... give your scroll finger some rest now. He (or she...) deserved it.

It's mainly my f* finger that needs rest  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-10-29, 09:56:56
Congrats, Paco, now we can start taking you seriously  ;D

It's not that I haven't heard the music. ;)


It's mainly my f* finger that needs rest  ;D

...
Disturbing...
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Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-10-29, 10:07:03
It's not that I haven't heard the music. ;)

Yaknow, Paxi, there's quite a big difference between Immortal? and Contagion. Just because you'v listened to Immortal? doesnt mean that you know Contagion.

 :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2008-10-29, 10:16:56
It's not that I haven't heard the music. ;)


...
Disturbing...

Indeed, it's quite disturbing that you heard the music without having the albums in your possession... ;)

Oh well, at least you decided to buy the cd's after all! :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Draco chimera on Sun, 2008-11-02, 11:07:26
My father received Happiness Is The Road one or two weeks ago.
And we just bought Pure.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2008-11-04, 23:39:37
Last weekend I bought:

Nosound - Lightdark
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-11-04, 23:55:28
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns

I'v seen them mentioned several times, Tom, but I havent heard them yet. What are they like ?  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-11-04, 23:58:38
Still no sign of any of my previous mentioned cds... :(
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Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-11-06, 15:17:05
I'v seen them mentioned several times, Tom, but I havent heard them yet. What are they like ?  :)

Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish alternative rock band.

The band's first three records ('Starfighter Pilot', 'Songs for Polarbears' and 'When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up') contain some great songs but they weren't really noticed back then. When the band moved to a major record label they released 'Final Straw' which crossed 4x platinum sales in the UK. The band achieved worldwide success with 'Eyes Open', which sold almost 5 million copies worldwide.

Now they recently released their new album, 'A Hundred Million Suns', which is sounding very good so far (after only 1 or 2 listens).

If you want to hear what they sound like, I suggest you go to http://www.myspace.com/snowpatrol

You know, next to prog/metal, I can really enjoy some alternative rockbands like Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Saybia or Snow Patrol. When trying to get into this music all you have to do is have an open mind, and don't be put off by the 'commercial-tag'. When you succeed, there's some great quality music to be found! Or at least I think so. :)

Hope this is helpful to you!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-11-06, 17:39:04
Still no sign of any of my previous mentioned cds... :(

Maybe your father didn't have enough credit on his card  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-11-06, 17:44:17
Maybe your father didn't have enough credit on his card  :D

Yes he has!

I got the albums now! ;D

Marillion - Happiness Is The Road
Marillion - Marbles
Arena - Contagion
Arena - Contagious
Arena - Contagium

I'm only waiting for the arrival of Frank Klepacki's Awakening Of Aggression, but that has to come from America, that may take a while.
And Frost*'s new album.


Oh and HITR is much more awesomeness than I expected. The packaging is HUGE.
Boy oh boy...


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-11-07, 00:07:20
Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish alternative rock band ...
Hope this is helpful to you!

Yes, thanks, Tom  :)


... Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Saybia, or Snow Patrol ...

Guess I'm the type who needs stuff that claws my insides.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-11-11, 13:01:17
Awakening Of Aggression landed on my doormat this morning.
This album by Frank Klepacki is a continuation of his other three albums.
I haven't really fully listened to it yet, but from what I heard, I must conclude that it takes the best elements of all three earlier albums.

More will follow as I plan to write reviews of his albums. I don't care whether you think I'm totally nuts, but I like this music. And I will not rest till all of you have at least listened to some songs on his official website (http://www.frankklepacki.com)!


-Paco
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Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-11-11, 21:16:27
Awakening Of Aggression landed on my doormat this morning.
This album by Frank Klepacki is a continuation of his other three albums.
I haven't really fully listened to it yet, but from what I heard, I must conclude that it takes the best elements of all three earlier albums.

More will follow as I plan to write reviews of his albums. I don't care whether you think I'm totally nuts, but I like this music. And I will not rest till all of you have at least listened to some songs on his official website (http://www.frankklepacki.com)!


-Paco

Ok I tried. Not sure it is for me though.

Which track would you recommend?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-11-11, 22:04:58
Iggy,

I can recommend the Dune tracks, especially those from the "Emperor: Battle For Dune" game (from Assembling The Troops till Fremen Alliance in the jukebox). They are sometimes very orchestral, sometimes ambient, sometimes even tribal, and are great for creating an eerie atmosphere.

Most of the CnC tracks are good. But there are a LOT of them and the styles are very varied. From Electronic to Rock to Hip Hop to Metal.
I guess you could try the "Tiberian Sun" soundtrack (from Approach till The Defence, somewhere halfway in the list) which is electronic and ambient. Really gloomy stuff. The "Red Alert 2" and "Yuri's Revenge" soundtracks (from HM2 till Yuri Score Theme) which are more electronic/rock/industrial with lots of samples. And the "Renegade" soundtrack (from Mechanical Mans Revenge till the end of the list) in which the heavy parts are more heavy, the ambient bits are more ambient and the most electronic stuff is even more electronic.

I particularly like the "Legend Of Kyrandia" songs. They are perhaps the closest to Yes, Genesis, etc. In terms of instrumentation. Flutes, acoustic and electric guitars, pianos. No Metal, no Electronica, but some Jazz here and there. Too bad there are not many songs. The song "Brandon's Home" is beautiful, as is "Timbermist Woods". "Fantasy Land" is also great.


I can't say if it's something for you or not, Iggy (or anyone else) since it's all instrumental and (more important) game music. Not everyone likes game music OUTSIDE of the game.

That said, I hold Frank Klepacki as (one of) the best Game Music composers around!


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Fri, 2008-11-14, 12:54:43
"Moonlight" (1st series) on DVD. YAY for vampires and dark stuff!  *horns*

(Oh, no, wait - wrong thread!  ;))
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-11-14, 15:02:02
Oh my ... You girl have too much free time  ;D

To please you, Bluey, I just ordered UFO's Lights Out.

I am in a metal (I should better say hard rock) period so I want to re-try this band that didn't impress me in the early 80's when I first listened to one of their albums (I think it was No Place To Run). Maybe it was a bit sophisticated for me by the time ? We'll see.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-11-14, 18:55:56
Lights Out

YAY for dark stuff!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Fri, 2008-11-14, 19:13:27
 :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-11-17, 10:38:11
Last weekend I bought:

Marillion - Somewhere In London (2-disc Racket Records edition)

Haven't watched all of it yet, but it looks and sounds promising!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-11-17, 18:31:41
Last week i bought the albums of Karmakanic - Who's The Boss ... and Therion's Lemuria. Just to give it a shot. And also the price was an issue with the latter. Only 4.99.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2008-11-21, 16:38:08
Speaking of bargains, I just ordered a boxset of five Carlos Santana 70's albums for 17 euros on Amazon France. It includes :

Caravanserail
Love Devotion Surrender
Welcome
Borboletta
Amigos

Those days, I am in the mood for 70's guitar driven classic, jazz or prog rock so I should have plenty to check with those albums  8)

Also added Rush's Power Windows to the package.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-11-22, 10:52:09
In January i've made a promise to myself that i wouldn't buy so much cd's this year.

Thursday evening i made a list with what i've bought this year and to be quite frank...

I haven't fulfilled that promise.  :-\
It's an expensive year after all.  :-X
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-11-22, 11:05:57
This is confusing, Mad:  would or would not ?

There's a difference, yaknow  ;D

Or at least your wife will know. Mine does  :D


Btw, does anyone here care about the new G N' R album ?  I don't, for one. In the Danish media, there are daily articles/commentaries about it. Man, people here simply don't know what's really going on in the world of rock/prog  :(

In thataway I wouldnt mind living in the States. Most people there are ignorent as well and listen to dumbassed music, but still, there's now quite a crowd of guys there that seek quality rock.

What's it like in your countries, guys ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: h9 on Sat, 2008-11-22, 11:26:24
In January i've made a promise to myself that i would buy so much cd's this year.
I haven't fulfilled that promise.  :-\
It's an expensive year after all.  :-X

You can fulfill your promise in the last 2 months available. Maybe December is good month to buy up your list  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-11-22, 11:33:41
Yep, my bad.

It of course should've been 'wouldn't'.  :-\

I've edit my previous post.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sat, 2008-11-22, 12:46:32
Yesterday I bought Marillion - Happiness Is The Road, Deluxe Edition of course, at their gig (which was absolutely amazing by the way!). Now I will finally be able to listen to the new album in proper quality!

Today I bought Frost* - Experiments In Mass Appeal.

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2008-12-03, 09:45:55
On my birthday I got (only) one cd:

- Face Tomorrow - In The Dark

Face Tomorrow is a Dutch (Rotterdam based 8)) indie rock band. They began in 1997 and back then their music was often described as emo-core...which I don't really like. But the album they released in 2004, 'The Closer You Get' grabbed my attention. The 'emo' wasn't so much on the foreground as it used to be anymore and I really enjoyed the album. On 'In The Dark' they even added some proggy elements to their music, so that's even better! I think this is by far their best album.

If you wanna hear what they sound like you can visit www.myspace.com/facetomorrow. I'm sure some of you can enjoy them!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-12-05, 10:07:53
Marillion - Pudding on the Ritz.

The traditional fan club Christmas CD has just this second dropped through the door along with the December magazine.  I haven't even got the shrinkwrap off yet! *horns* *horns* *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-12-11, 10:48:10
Yesterday I went to see Riverside in Amsterdam and I bought the following cd:

- Riverside - Reality Dream

This is a live album that is limited to 1000 copy's. I've got number 747! :)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2008-12-11, 19:14:33
Yesterday I went to see Riverside in Amsterdam and I bought the following cd:

- Riverside - Reality Dream

This is a live album that is limited to 1000 copy's. I've got number 747! :)

Tom

 :'(


*read my PM.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2008-12-12, 08:37:45
Spooks series 3 on DVD purchased yesterday.  Great stuff - watched half of it already!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2008-12-12, 12:21:23
:'(


*read my PM.


I did...sorry mate!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2008-12-12, 12:23:48
I did...sorry mate!

Tom
You can watch the Riverside concert here, when the royalties have been arranged:

http://www.fabchannel.com/nl/riverside_concert/2008-12-10
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2008-12-12, 12:30:55
You can watch the Riverside concert here, when the royalties have been arranged:

http://www.fabchannel.com/nl/riverside_concert/2008-12-10

Yeah I know. Looking forward to relive the gig again. It was great!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-12-12, 17:24:07
You can watch the Riverside concert here, when the royalties have been arranged:

http://www.fabchannel.com/nl/riverside_concert/2008-12-10

Cool. Must remember that.  :)

I've just ordered the Rewiring Genesis cd, which is the project of Spock's singer and drummer Nick D'virgilio.
It's basically is a cover of Genesis old masterpiece The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.

Me curious!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-12-12, 20:30:26
Me curious!!  ;D

Me too!

I've just ordered the Rewiring Genesis cd, which is the project of Spock's singer and drummer Nick D'virgilio.

Me not... :(

It's on my wish list though, so if anyone wants to make me happy...? ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-12-14, 01:47:47
And....i just ordered the solo album of Steven Wilson.

We all know in which garden this kid plays.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2008-12-14, 08:39:39
Cool. Must remember that.  :)

I've just ordered the Rewiring Genesis cd, which is the project of Spock's singer and drummer Nick D'virgilio.
It's basically is a cover of Genesis old masterpiece The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.

Me curious!!  ;D

I saw N d V last night supporting IQ and he played a track.

he is one talented guy. I think I will buy the CD as well.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2008-12-14, 18:01:40
And....i just ordered the solo album of Steven Wilson.

We all know in which garden this kid plays.  ;D

Not in kindergarten, that's for sure!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-12-18, 17:01:23
Since it's been a few weeks that I feel the need to revisit 70's classic and prog rock, I just ordered the remastered edition of Wishbone Ash's Argus.

It's another of those famous bands that I almost never listened to. I'll let you know if the experience is as rewarding as with Scorpions and UFO.

Of course, I would be pleased to have Steve's opinion on it since I am sure the man knows this album but I would be afraid to get a one word answer, e.g. "good" or "dated"
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-12-18, 17:10:25
but I would be afraid to get a one word answer, e.g. "good" or "dated"

You might just get a two word answer for your cheek!  ;) ;D ;)

Excellent band.  Excellent album - although I've only got the un-remastered version.  I saw 'The Ash' a lot in the 70s as they really were a top-flight live band, those twin leads really could make my hairs stand on end.  In fact, I don't think I ever saw them play a less than stunning set back then.  The band is still going, I believe, although I've not seen them since the 80s as far as I recall.

Fave albums for me are probably No Smoke Without Fire, New England, Just Testing and There's the Rub.  The latter has the mighty FUBB on it, so needs no further recommendation.  I was also rather fond of Live Dates 2 in vinyl days, but I've never managed to get it on CD :'(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-12-18, 18:04:16
Not in kindergarten, that's for sure!

He's now crawled up the tree - but it's sure been a prickly climb  ;D


Wishbone Ash - yeah, another of those bands where I'v heard the name so many times, but honestly, I don't know what they sound like. Gotto check'm up asap.

See, that's also somethin we can share in the Room  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-12-18, 18:20:34
You might just get a two word answer for your cheek!  ;) ;D ;)

Excellent band.  Excellent album - although I've only got the un-remastered version.  I saw 'The Ash' a lot in the 70s as they really were a top-flight live band, those twin leads really could make my hairs stand on end.  In fact, I don't think I ever saw them play a less than stunning set back then.  The band is still going, I believe, although I've not seen them since the 80s as far as I recall.

Fave albums for me are probably No Smoke Without Fire, New England, Just Testing and There's the Rub.  The latter has the mighty FUBB on it, so needs no further recommendation

Thanks for this novel, Steve  :D  Are you on vacation to have so much time for typing ? ;D   Anyway, it makes me impatient to get the CD

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I was also rather fond of Live Dates 2 in vinyl days, but I've never managed to get it on CD :'(

That's not surprising : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Dates_2

Wishbone Ash - yeah, another of those bands where I'v heard the name so many times, but honestly, I don't know what they sound like. Gotto check'm up asap.

See, that's also somethin we can share in the Room  8)

I never doubt of that, Nicky  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-12-19, 15:59:34
Today I bought:

No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts
Paatos - Silence Of Another Kind

Someone here who knows Paatos? ???

The No-Man album sounds really good! *horns*
Very moody and ambient and Porcupinish.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-12-19, 23:59:14

Someone here who knows Paatos? ???


Yes, I do.

I have Kalochain somewhere but to be honest...nice for rainy evenings when there's nothing on tv and your last light bulb has just perished but other than that...

Not my cup of coffee.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-12-20, 13:54:55
Paxi hasnt yet turned his gaze down and checked .....  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-12-20, 14:11:27
I think I'll give it a spin today. Not now though.

Steve was listening to Paatos' Timeloss. Perhaps he can explain what he thinks of this band?


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-12-20, 19:15:50
Steve was listening to Paatos' Timeloss. Perhaps he can explain what he thinks of this band?

I'm sure we did Paatos before?  Briefly, I think they're excellent if I'm in the right mood.  But it's not a mood I'm in that often...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-12-21, 16:09:55
Yesterday i received both copies of:

Frost* - Experiments In Mass Appeal with DVD
Steven Wilson - Insurgentes 2cd

Both are pretty good i'd say.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bellanova on Mon, 2008-12-22, 11:48:33
I bought the new Frost* album. I didnt even realise it had been released but i got it at the gig the other night. Loved the new songs. By the way it was a great night. Lots of fun and lots of laughs!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Mon, 2008-12-22, 13:01:45
I bought the new Frost* album. I didnt even realise it had been released but i got it at the gig the other night. Loved the new songs. By the way it was a great night. Lots of fun and lots of laughs!!

It was, wasn't It. Had great fun, got slightly drunk and ended up with about 8 other Frost*ies walking round Kingston in seach of an open curry house. Saw Acoustic (Sort of) Tinyfish Sunday early afternoon and It Bites last night.

Last CD purchase. Tinyfish will be releasing an EP soon, They "Burned" 25 copies to sell yesterday and I got one of those. £2! Very, very good value! ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-12-22, 23:50:35
... got slightly drunk ...

From what I heard, it was more than "slightly"  :o

And the

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... open curry house ...

was a fish'n'chips joint  ::)

 ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Tue, 2008-12-23, 02:13:58
Thanks Nicky. I knew I could count on you to slight my character and demean my integrity. ;D ;D ;D

Actually some of us ended up in a Subway (UK chain of sandwich bars) and some of the others found a place that did rather exclusive and deluxe kebabs. Then we went and broke all the laws regarding the safe carriage of persons in taxi cabs when 9 of us squeezed into a Ford Galaxy.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2008-12-29, 19:36:27
Good old Santa brought me the following:

Porcupine Tree - Coma Divine
Thirteen Senses - The Invitation
Muse - Showbiz
Opeth - Deliverance

I'm especially thrilled that I finally got Deliverance. All these years I listened to a burned copy a mate of mine made for me. But now I finally got the real thing, meaning the only Opeth album still missing from my collection is Orchid! *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-12-29, 20:53:26
Good old Santa brought me the following:

Hope you gave him a big smacker  ;D


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I'm especially thrilled that I finally got Deliverance. All these years I listened to a burned copy ...

How badly burnt, Tom ?   ;D

You should deliver it back to your mate  :D


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Thirteen Senses - The Invitation

Hey, what's that ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-12-29, 22:33:59
Today I ordered the following:

6 DVDs
Asterix The Gaul
Asterix And Cleopatra
The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix
Asterix Versus Caesar
Asterix In Britain
Asterix And The Big Fight

6 games
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider III
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness

All of this for only 25 euros! ;D


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-12-30, 13:39:38
Angra Rebirth plopped on the mat this morning.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Draco chimera on Tue, 2008-12-30, 15:35:03
All of this for only 25 euros! ;D
-Paco
Well done !  *horns* Where did you find this?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-12-30, 16:28:54
Bol.com the Dutch answer to Amazon. ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2009-01-02, 16:15:02
Hey, what's that ?

Thirteen Senses is a band I don't think you would like. They sound a bit like Coldplay (but better). Need to know more? ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Sat, 2009-01-03, 16:37:27
Kind of blue by Miles davis - Nice
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2009-01-03, 20:24:10
Kind of blue by Miles davis - Nice

Funny, i've heard about that one last week and it supposed to be a true classic.
Miles Davis, Louie Armstrong...ah those were the days.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2009-01-04, 17:43:54
Sieges Even - The art of navigating by the stars and Paramount
Angra - Angels Cry with the bonus of Holy Land.

Spending too much time at home but hooray for the internet.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Sun, 2009-01-04, 18:11:38
Funny, i've heard about that one last week and it supposed to be a true classic.
Miles Davis, Louie Armstrong...ah those were the days.  :D

Fine album it is mate - very groovy and chilled whihc is just what i needed.

Just fancied something different and it was only £4 so worth a punt.

 
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-01-04, 18:17:48
Angra - Angels Cry with the bonus of Holy Land.

So far I have only Rebirth. You seem to have gone off on an Angra (hopefully not angry) tangent, Iggy - understandably. Tell us what you find there  ;)


... hooray for the internet.

It's essential for proggies. I wouldnt have come half as far in my exploration of prog without the Net, and I would have spent ten times as much time and money on lesser stuff.

So, absolutely, hooray for the Internet  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-01-05, 10:12:30
Just got Life on Mars Series 2 on Blu-Ray.  Having watched series 1 over Christmas I found I enjoyed it more than when I first saw it on TV.  I think this is partly due to not being obsessed with trying to work out the ending - I've settled down and looked at the detail more.  Amazing program *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2009-01-05, 14:15:21
Thanks to Paco and Nicky I just ordered:

- A.C.T - Silence  :)

Since I ordered it because of you guys, does that also mean that you're gonna pay for it? :P

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2009-01-05, 23:21:07
So far I have only Rebirth.

And that might just be the best they ever did. But, you might also enjoy the follow-up, 'cause it's harder and uglier, and more technical/proggy. What was the name of that album...?

Temple of shadows. That's it. Had to check. Very good, too.

The usual preference is "Holy land", which is probably the most unique album they released. Recommended. Technical, proggy, interesting, melodic. But not very very heavy, in a modern sense.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2009-01-07, 21:15:22
And that might just be the best they ever did. But, you might also enjoy the follow-up, 'cause it's harder and uglier, and more technical/proggy. What was the name of that album...?

Temple of shadows. That's it. Had to check. Very good, too.

The usual preference is "Holy land", which is probably the most unique album they released. Recommended. Technical, proggy, interesting, melodic. But not very very heavy, in a modern sense.

Ah well Temple of Shadows it is next.

Received yesterday after a few weeks of waiting. Genesis Rewired by Various Artists - A tribute to the Lamb lies down on Broadway.

A fine effort indeed very enjoyable and recommended for those who like a different take on a classic album.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-01-07, 21:37:24
Ah well Temple of Shadows it is next.

Received yesterday after a few weeks of waiting. Genesis Rewired by Various Artists - A tribute to the Lamb lies down on Broadway.

A fine effort indeed very enjoyable and recommended for those who like a different take on a classic album.

I agree. Nick D'virgilio did a great thing on this one.
Especially The Carpet Crawlers. Stunning.
Quite original how they changed some guitar or keyboards parts.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2009-01-10, 20:32:51
Okay, here goes nothing:

I've bought:

Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream CD/DVD. Already had the original but this one has a DVD attached to it and it was only €9.99.
PC Game X-Men Legends: Rise Of Apocalypse. Had to have it. Not a X-men fan for no reason and it was €3.99.  8)
Spiderman 3 DVD. Already had 1 and i also had prt 2. But because this 2disc set was, again, €3.99 i had to have it.

And...

Not only to please someone...

Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress and Holographic Universe.  ;D

And not because they were €3.99, because they weren't.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2009-01-10, 20:37:29
Okay, here goes nothing:

I've bought:

Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream CD/DVD. Already had the original but this one has a DVD attached to it and it was only €9.99.
PC Game X-Men Legends: Rise Of Apocalypse. Had to have it. Not a X-men fan for no reason and it was €3.99.  8)
Spiderman 3 DVD. Already had 1 and i also had prt 2. But because this 2disc set was, again, €3.99 i had to have it.

And...

Not only to please someone...

Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress and Holographic Universe.  ;D

And not because they were €3.99, because they weren't.  ;)

Hehehehe great! ;D

Tell me all about this Scandinavian (EVEN SWEDISH!!!) band please! ;D ;D ;D ;D


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2009-01-11, 17:53:30
Genesis 76 - 82 SACD/DVD boxed set.

A bit pricey but as I had the original CD's not the remastered ones not as bad as it could have been.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-01-11, 18:11:32
Not only to please someone...
Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress and Holographic Universe.  ;D

 :) Måd.

You got two real gems there. It takes time to get into'm, but then they reveal more ... and more (the cd's that is)  ;D

As I wrote earlier, Pitch is the one to start with.

Curious to hear what you think about'm. But keep Paxi out'o it, he aint old enuff yet  :D

Nicky.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2009-01-12, 14:49:26
I bought 2 from Candlemass - Epicus doomicus mettalicus and Nightfall for £8 in Zavvi

Fancied a bit of doom metal for a change and they are as heavy as you like - excellent stuff

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-01-12, 15:22:30
... they are as heavy as you like ...

Sure ?   ;D

Yeah, I quite like Candlemass. Gotta listen more to'm - very soon .....


... Zavvi ...

Sounds like it's in Israel.

Did Hamas bomb Israel in order to get some prog ?  ;D

God, Nicky, your manners !!!  Even Guy complains  :D  ;) :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2009-01-12, 15:36:57
Sure ?   ;D

Yeah, I quite like Candlemass. Gotta listen more to'm - very soon .....


Sounds like it's in Israel.

Did Hamas bomb Israel in order to get some prog ?  ;D

God, Nicky, your manners !!!  Even Guy complains  :D  ;) :)

Nicky.

Feeling perky today eh mate  :D

Zavvi took over the Virgin shops here but are now in administration  :o 20% off all cds though so i got them for £16 instead of £20  *horns*

They are a change from prog and a lot of fun - blow Metallica out of the water and they have a new album out soon
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2009-01-12, 20:01:06
I bought 2 from Candlemass - Epicus doomicus mettalicus and Nightfall for £8 in Zavvi

Fancied a bit of doom metal for a change and they are as heavy as you like - excellent stuff



Then you should get your hands on Tales Of Creation too.
In my opinion their best.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Tue, 2009-01-13, 06:39:40
Then you should get your hands on Tales Of Creation too.
In my opinion their best.  8)

Now ordered along with Ancient dreams  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2009-01-13, 10:42:16
Rewiring Genesis - A Tribute to the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

My first CD purchase of 2009 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-01-13, 16:04:18
Rewiring Genesis - A Tribute to the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

My first CD purchase of 2009 8)

You mean 'One down, 330 to go'?  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2009-01-13, 16:50:35
You mean 'One down, 330 to go'?  ;D

Well someone's gotta keep the economy afloat... ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2009-01-17, 15:12:26
Green Wing series 1 and 2 a gem of a programme.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2009-01-17, 19:40:23
Snow Patrol - Final Straw.

Not particularly imaginitave stuff, I'll grant you, but pleasant enough for 2.98 UK pounds from Amazon. :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sun, 2009-01-18, 15:52:18
Snow Patrol - Final Straw.

Have you heard their latest album already? I think it's their best one yet!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2009-01-18, 18:20:44
Have you heard their latest album already? I think it's their best one yet!

No, I haven't.  I'm not a huge fan of the band, really, but don't mind a quick burst if the price is right! 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-01-19, 09:40:32
Manning - Number Ten.  Just turned up!  8) 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2009-01-19, 23:03:15
Marillion - Happiness is the road pts 1 and 2

Took me a while to buy it but I got there in the end.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2009-01-19, 23:31:47
Marillion - Happiness is the road pts 1 and 2

Took me a while to buy it but I got there in the end.

Ahhh that's really cool! 8)

I must say, I like volume 1 better than volume 2...
It's pure beauty, that album.
Volume 2 are good songs. Volume 1 is a beautiful feeling, a theme. It's a poem. It's art.
I love it.

Enough now...

People, I'm having a problem. A very difficult choice has to be made.
I want to buy a Marillion DVD.
But I'm not sure which one to get: Somewhere In London or Marbles On The Road.

Perhaps I end up buying both! ;D
But I need some money first! Does anyone here have an idea?


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-01-19, 23:51:56
People, I'm having a problem. A very difficult choice has to be made.
I want to buy a Marillion DVD.
But I'm not sure which one to get: Somewhere In London or Marbles On The Road.

Perhaps I end up buying both! ;D
But I need some money first! Does anyone here have an idea?

They're both of similar excellence, IMHO, both worth getting.  Whichever one you start with I don't think you'll go wrong...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2009-01-20, 07:36:15
People, I'm having a problem. A very difficult choice has to be made.
I want to buy a Marillion DVD.
But I'm not sure which one to get: Somewhere In London or Marbles On The Road.

They're both of similar excellence, IMHO, both worth getting.  Whichever one you start with I don't think you'll go wrong...

I like Marbles On The Road a lot, but I think Somewhere In London is better to be honest. Especially in terms of image quality (MOTR is quite dark), but I also think the sound is superior. Plus, it gives a better view on Marillion's catalog. The band is on fire on both releases though, but that is no surprise!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2009-01-20, 10:00:51
I like Marbles On The Road a lot, but I think Somewhere In London is better to be honest. Especially in terms of image quality (MOTR is quite dark), but I also think the sound is superior. Plus, it gives a better view on Marillion's catalog. The band is on fire on both releases though, but that is no surprise!

Some very good points there, none of which I'd particularly disagree with. 8)  On the other side of the coin, however, MOTR is more focussed on Marbles which is my fave M album - there's no right answer! :D

Another factor that might influence a purchase is you can get the 'Colours & Sound' DVD (well worth having) for a low price if you buy it at the same time as MOTR - see http://www.marillion.com/shop/offers/index.htm for details.

The Marillion Shop says the following about Colours & Sound: "This item is scheduled for deletion - this means once remaining stock has sold out, it will not be re-manufactured."
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-01-20, 10:35:44
Well, I think it will be "Marbles On The Road" then!
I like bonuses and extras, so I think an offer like "Colours And Sound" I cannot resist.
Besides, I also REALLY like the album "Marbles". In fact, it's one of my favourites! And I don't know "Somewhere Else" that well. Although, I have heard that it isn't as good as "Marbles"...

So, "Marbles On The Road" it will be!
The other one will come after that! ;D

Thanks for the ideas guys!


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-01-21, 21:23:45
Jeff Wayne's Musical version of The War Of The Worlds, Recorded live in England.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2009-01-21, 22:11:35
Anathema - A fine day to exit.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2009-01-22, 09:55:27
Then you should get your hands on Tales Of Creation too.
In my opinion their best.  8)

Been istening to Ancient Dreams and Tales of creation for a week now. Both are decent enough but not as good as Epicus or Nightfall

Candlemass and King of the grey islands next for me  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-01-22, 11:23:23
Funkster, it would interest me to get an individual characterisation of the Candlemass albums.

I have only King and I hope to get some more soon  :)


Anathema - A fine day to exit.

I have some strange notion that you like Anathema, Iggy  ;)

They actually fit well into your LP  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2009-01-22, 12:31:27
Nicky , if you look at http://www.candlemass.se/ , thee is a discography section where Leif Edling talks about the various albums , well the first few anyway.

I would highly recommend Epicus Doomicus Metalicus and also Nightfall. Their first 2 albums and both are wonderful - great vocals , long heavy songs and more riffs than you can shake a stick at  ;)

Ancient deams is good but not as good as the first 2 and Tales of creation is a real grower with some more awesome riffs.

If you would like me to do you a compilation cd or 2 from these 4 albums then message me and i will sort that out for you.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2009-01-22, 23:40:59
Funkster, it would interest me to get an individual characterisation of the Candlemass albums.

I have only King and I hope to get some more soon  :)


I have some strange notion that you like Anathema, Iggy  ;)

They actually fit well into your LP  :)

Nicky.

yep I do but I have just listened to Pentecost III and am not sure about that one.  :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-01-23, 00:16:01
It's from 1994, so there's probably a lot of growl and doom.

What's it like, Iggy? And why did you get it ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2009-01-27, 09:45:37
Believe - Yesterday is a Friend.
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes.
It Bites - The Tall Ships.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-01-27, 19:59:18
It Bites - The Tall Ships.

Yep, same here.  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-01-27, 20:39:58
How can you not buy a John Mitchell related album at its release date......

It's an excellent album if you ask me!!



-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2009-01-27, 20:53:59
It's an excellent album if you ask me!!

Indeed it is.  Just finishing it's second play at this very moment...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2009-01-27, 20:57:01
It's from 1994, so there's probably a lot of growl and doom.

What's it like, Iggy? And why did you get it ?

Nicky.

Because I could  ;D

I like to see where bands come from and where they get to. It's growly

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Wed, 2009-01-28, 22:18:03
A few Caravan Cd's after loads of 'new music' I decided to go back to the 70's. It was inspired by the BBC's Prog rock programme.

I've been inspired by Mr Jones with his 330 cd's last year.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2009-01-29, 11:52:05
A few Caravan Cd's after loads of 'new music' I decided to go back to the 70's. It was inspired by the BBC's Prog rock programme.
I've been inspired by Mr Jones with his 330 cd's last year.  ;D

If you're in 70s mode, how about Druid's 'Fluid Druid' and 'Toward the Sun' double CD release?  I'd not heard this in a while as I only got around to ripping it yesterday, but it's a good 'un.  Listening nowadays it sounds like a cross between Yes and Beardfish.  There's some very Chris Squire bass on there, plus some distinctively Steve Howe guitar.  Sometimes the vocals are very Jon Anderson, too, but other times not...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toward-Sun-Fluid-Druid/dp/B0000070E3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1233226136&sr=1-1

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=4699

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=4698
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2009-01-29, 12:09:15
If you're in 70s mode, how about Druid's 'Fluid Druid' and 'Toward the Sun' double CD release?  I'd not heard this in a while as I only got around to ripping it yesterday, but it's a good 'un.  Listening nowadays it sounds like a cross between Yes and Beardfish.  There's some very Chris Squire bass on there, plus some distinctively Steve Howe guitar.  Sometimes the vocals are very Jon Anderson, too, but other times not...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toward-Sun-Fluid-Druid/dp/B0000070E3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1233226136&sr=1-1

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=4699

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=4698

Ta for this.

It's on its way.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2009-01-29, 12:17:41
Ta for this.

It's on its way.

Blimey, that was quick!  I hope I'm not cited in the divorce... ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2009-01-29, 12:27:25
Druid eh?
I think I saw them mentioned in a Moth vellum review.
Better check that one out as well! ;)


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Fri, 2009-01-30, 01:56:00
I got the Friday boxset for my birthday.  (i.e. 'Friday', 'Next Friday', and 'Friday After Next'.)  They are cool. 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2009-01-30, 10:26:07
Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2009-01-31, 01:59:25
Blimey, that was quick!  I hope I'm not cited in the divorce... ;D

Well maybe.

I have purchased about 25 cd's in January and I cited someone that had bought 330 cd's last year  ;D

I don't think i can keep up with the pace though.  :P
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2009-01-31, 12:59:24
I've ordered the new U2 album No Line On The Horizon.
It comes with a magazine and a link to download a movie.
Could've order the Ultimate Edition, with book, mag, CD, DVD and whatever that comes with it but that would mean: € 55,00.

I'm a fan. Not stupid.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2009-02-06, 13:13:53
Frost* - Experiments in Mass Appeal.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Sat, 2009-02-07, 01:47:12
Frost* - Experiments in Mass Appeal.

I'd very much like your opinion of it, speaking as a total fanboy. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2009-02-07, 08:19:57
I'd very much like your opinion of it, speaking as a total fanboy. ;D ;D ;D

Well, I've only played it once and it hasn't grabbed me as yet.  But then I didn't care much for Milliontown first time around, either!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2009-02-10, 19:56:01
"Black Sheep" on DVD - as a (belated) Christmas present for a friend.

Don't ask...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-02-10, 21:03:45
Don't ask...

 ???

Some kinda black metal ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2009-02-13, 10:23:15
Just ordered Fates Warning's Perfect Symetry and Parallels on Amazon (France).

Nicky's office is open (from ten to ten) for possible complaints but I hope no petition will be necessary  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-02-13, 10:26:45
Just ordered Fates Warning's Perfect Symetry and Parallels on Amazon (France).

Nicky's office is open (from ten to ten) for possible complaints but I hope no petition will be necessary  :)

I got it, Bups  ;D

If I can give you some good advice, I'd recommend that you change Perfect Symmetry to A Pleasant Shade Of Gray and/or Inside Out, as they're better imo  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Sat, 2009-02-14, 00:48:17
Arrived last week: Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine
Arrived today: Devin Townsend - Terria
Tomorrow Hopefully: Devin Townsend - Accelerated Evolution

This crazy Canadian is amazing IMHO.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2009-02-18, 17:19:55
???

Some kinda black metal ?

Nicky.
Nope. A movie from New Zealand, very much in the tradition of Peter Jackson's early work... (Braindead etc.) - but I like it!!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2009-02-18, 17:20:25
Oh, and back on topic: ARENA - The Visitor (as a birthday present for a friend - spreading the message ;D )
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2009-02-18, 22:52:16
QUEEN - 'The Works'
- a present for mum.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2009-02-21, 11:30:03
Yesterday I bought Marillion's "Happiness Is The Road" (double CD version) for a friend of mine.
I think he liked it. :)


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2009-02-21, 11:37:50
Yesterday I bought Marillion's "Happiness Is The Road" (double CD version) for a friend of mine.
I think he liked it. :)

Good call  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sat, 2009-02-21, 19:37:11
I have ordered:
Pendragon - Concerto Maximo (DVD)
Satellite - Nostalgia
Blind Ego - Numb
 *horns* 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2009-02-23, 17:10:53
Shadowland - Matter of Perspective

(Well, I actually didn't have to buy it...)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2009-02-23, 17:16:02
Shadowland - Matter of Perspective

(Well, I actually didn't have to buy it...)

You keep telling us these half completed facts all the time...
What is it?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2009-02-23, 17:18:51
Well, I went to see Shadowland in Frankfurt last night - and was given the album. (For free. Although I wanted to pay for it!)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2009-02-23, 17:19:42
Just because of your smile or...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-02-23, 17:26:07
Paxi !!!  You're not old enuff  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2009-02-23, 17:36:04
Paco - what are you thinking of me!! :o

Of course just because of my smile - and maybe also for old friendship's sake. Or maybe because I supplied the band with beer and red wine and hot lemon?
(And bags that got lost in Belgium... ::) Yep, I guess that was the main reason! After all, it was quite an odyssey to get that bag back!)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2009-02-23, 17:50:19
Tsk tsk tsk ;D
I was not even thinking that way. ::)
Honest!

I was asking because you seem to know Clive very well. Getting first hand information and such. I was wondering why?
You never told us the story behind it.


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2009-02-23, 18:11:12
Tsk tsk tsk ;D
I was not even thinking that way. ::)
Honest!
Yeah, sure. ::)


I was asking because you seem to know Clive very well. Getting first hand information and such. I was wondering why?
You never told us the story behind it.

-Paco
Well, if you'd go out and see your favourite bands play live, you might as well get first hand information from them, don't you think?

But maybe it's time for me to enlighten you... so... I used to write for this rock magazine, that's why I got to meet a lot of bands personally, amongst others also Arena.

However, the first time I saw them play live (must have been as far back as 1997, if I'm not completely mistaken) was because I knew the opening act, Headstone (another band I'd like to think of as "friends of mine"). But the moment Arena stepped on stage and Paul (yes, the one and only Paul Wrightson was still in the band then!) began singing and acting, I was totally captured by what I saw and heard - I had never seen any performance like that, not even in a musical (because by then I hadn't seen any musicals). So I begged my editor-in-chief to send me to the next Arena gig and let me do an interview with them. Which I did - I'll never forget Mick and Clive eating roast chicken and French fries while enjoying themselves making fun of my questions, or so it seemed to me... (and my boyfriend drinking beer with John, Ian and Rob!)

What can I say - I guess the guys liked what I wrote about their concert, and so I was invited back for the next gig... and the next... and the next... and so on.

Or maybe they were only impressed by my consumption of Jack Daniel's & coke? ;)
(I remember John Mitchell saying that one of the funniest things he remembers about me is me challenging Clive to a JD & coke drinking contest - which is not completely true, because I didn't challenge anyone and it sure wasn't a contest - or maybe I was just too drunk to remember it right?)

So... hope you're satisfied now, Paco. That's all there is to this whole mysterious story you seem to have in your mind. Sorry to disappoint you!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2009-02-23, 19:31:42
No, it's really good Bluey!
Great story!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2009-02-23, 20:19:42
I may have a few more of those... ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2009-02-23, 20:20:05
Like for example "Mercedes Museum with Ian"
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2009-02-23, 20:29:36
While we're at it, I also got some nice stories from on the road in Germany in 2005... ;D

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2009-02-23, 20:30:57
Er... we've never met, Tom, have we?? So I guess I'm not in any of these stories?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2009-02-23, 21:26:18
You're in one of my stories...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2009-02-23, 21:41:02
Er... we've never met, Tom, have we?? So I guess I'm not in any of these stories?

As far as I can tell, you're not in any of my stories! ;) I don't think we ever met, but I'm not totally sure. My 'stories' are mainly concentrated around the Aschaffenburg gig in - I think it was - May 2005.

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-02-24, 01:08:39
Like for example "Mercedes Museum with Ian"

... where you were served some salmon  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2009-02-24, 11:26:35
You're in one of my stories...
:o - do I want to know about it?!  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2009-02-24, 11:27:10
... where you were served some salmon  ;D

Nicky.
Almost...! ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-02-24, 12:38:23
:o - do I want to know about it?!  ;)

I do .....  ;)


Almost...! ;)

You were served some almost-salmon ?  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2009-02-24, 14:15:30
I do .....  ;)
I could have bet...! ::)


You were served some almost-salmon ?  ;D
Yep. New breeding. Looks like salmon, but tastes like chicken. ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-02-24, 14:41:53
So Ian's gonna chicken out on the bass ?  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Tue, 2009-02-24, 17:07:12
It's really amazing what must be going on in your brain, Nicky - you should become a psychiatrist and do word association tests! ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: johninblack on Tue, 2009-02-24, 17:16:40
It's really amazing what must be going on in your brain, Nicky - you should become a psychiatrist and do word association tests! ;D

Am I the only one worried by that idea? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-02-24, 22:26:44
And now, a brief pause in that fishy conversation.

Just Arrived: Porcupine Tree - Deadwing 
                     Riverside - Out of Myself


 :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-02-24, 22:40:43
And now, a brief pause in that fishy conversation.

Just Arrived: Porcupine Tree - Deadwing 
                     Riverside - Out of Myself


 :)

OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo
Deadwing is SUCH an amazing album! One of the best in my opinion.

Riverside is ok too. ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-02-24, 22:47:14
OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo
Deadwing is SUCH an amazing album! One of the best in my opinion.

Riverside is ok too. ;D

I've heard Lazarus (which is worth the price of the album by itself) and a couple others and ordered it on the strength of that.  I expect between these two albums, Devin Townsend might even have to take a day off my playlist.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-02-24, 23:14:31
It's really amazing what must be going on in your brain, Nicky - you should become a psychiatrist and do word association tests! ;D

All those years during which I didnt get any sex. It's called sublimation  ;D


Am I the only one worried by that idea? ;D ;D ;D

No, me too  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-02-25, 09:30:38
I got Shadowland - A Matter Of Perspective yesterday. It's only my fifth cd this year! ::) Oh well, the financial crisis is affecting everyone... ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-02-25, 09:42:26
The only cd I'v bought this year is Cel..... forget it. But I got it for 4 Euro.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-02-25, 09:48:14
But I got it for 4 Euro.

Man, have you been ripped off... ;D

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-02-25, 09:56:08
Hey hey hey, that's between Celine and me (but she sure is hot)  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-02-25, 10:02:02
Ah you wish! :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-02-25, 15:48:50
(but she sure is hot)  :D

Nicky.

Are we talking about the same Celine then?  :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2009-02-25, 15:52:26
Are we talking about the same Celine then?  :o

You need to try and see it from Nicky's perspective. I think he just means she doesn't snore as loud as James LeBrie ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-02-25, 16:02:24
You need to try and see it from Nicky's perspective. I think he just means she doesn't snore as loud as James LeBrie ;)

That worries me.

How does Nicky know that James LaBrie snores?  ???








 ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2009-02-25, 16:31:55
Actually, you'll notice that Steve was talking of James Lebrie (cheesy name, isn't it ?), who is to James LaBrie what Celine is to Selene ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2009-02-25, 16:43:12
Actually, you'll notice that Steve was talking of James Lebrie (cheesy name, isn't it ?), who is to James LaBrie what Celine is to Selene ...

I thought 'La' would only encourage Nicky to waffle on some more about that feminine theory of his ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2009-02-25, 20:35:38
Does James have a cousin who names himself John LaCamembert?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-02-25, 20:39:49
Does James have a cousin who names himself John LaCamembert?

No, his name is Kevin LaPaturain.

His mother is called LaBoursin by the way.  :-[ ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2009-02-25, 20:55:22
Janneke LaGouda is his Dutch mother in law.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2009-02-25, 20:57:41
Janneke LaGouda is his Dutch mother in law.

Most famous for being honoured in Iron Butterfly's 'In LaGouda Da Vida' I believe  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-02-26, 10:18:31
You need to try and see it from Nicky's perspective. I think he just means she doesn't snore as loud as James LeBrie ;)

I'm beginning to doubt whether your daughter is really yours, Jonesy  ;D

 :P


No, his name is Kevin LaPaturain.

Who, the cousin or the butler ?


His mother is called LaBoursin by the way.  :-[ ;D

Oo, does she do those things ?  :o


Most famous for being honoured in Iron Butterfly's 'In LaGouda Da Vida' I believe  ;)

Touché, thus spock Jonesy  ;D


It's really amazing what must be going on in your brain, Nicky

I try to keep it down to basics: sex & beer & rock'n'roll ... and a few stupidities when it takes me  ;D


From Wiki - James LaBrie:

Food poisoning incident
 
On December 29, 1994, while vacationing in Cuba, LaBrie suffered a severe case of food poisoning and while vomiting, ruptured his vocal cords. He saw three throat specialists who all said there was nothing they could do for him and the only thing he could do was rest his voice as much as possible. However, on January 12, 1995, and against doctor's orders, he was on the Awake tour in Japan with his voice far from normal. LaBrie has said he didn't feel vocally "normal" until at least 1997. But in 2000, the Scenes From A Memory tour almost destroyed his voice completely. LaBrie has said that this was a very hard time for him as a singer. He got a bit depressed and wanted to leave the band. His bandmates supported him and told him to stay. After the Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence tour he discovered that his voice was back. He has said that his voice was fully healed by time and training.

Prior to the incident, LaBrie on recordings displayed a range from D2 to A5. However, following the damage to his voice, he was forced to stop incorporating high notes into Dream Theater's songs, though he continued to attempt to sing older songs like Another Day, Take The Time, Voices and Learning To Live. Despite having now recovered the majority of the range he lost, LaBrie still tends to avoid the use of it on Dream Theater's studio material. Apart from the harmony backing vocals, the highest lead note sung on a recent Dream Theater album has been the rare F#5 scream on Octavarium. Nevertheless, he continues to prove himself capable of recreating his classic performances during live concerts, hitting the F#5 in Learning To Live, and sometimes even going as high as an A5 in performances of Lines in the Sand. However, the rupturing of his vocal chords also created irreversible effects on his vocal range, and as a result, Dream Theater now regularly cut out the third verse of Take The Time live, in order for LaBrie to avoid the toll it takes on his voice, despite the fact that the original version calls for nothing higher than several E5 notes.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2009-02-26, 10:39:31
Food poisoning incident
 
On December 29, 1994, while vacationing in Cuba, LaBrie suffered a severe case of food poisoning and while vomiting, ruptured his vocal cords. ...
:D :D :D

How sad is this?!




Can't stop laughing...  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2009-02-26, 10:41:18
Am I the only one worried by that idea? ;D ;D ;D
Nope - I just tried to imagine and my hair is still standing on end! :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-02-26, 11:06:48
Can't stop laughing...  ;D

Watch out for your vocal chords, Bluey  :o

Yaknow, that's not nice  >:(

But I know that it's part'o your hate campaign against DT  ;)

That's why we're waitin with you, Manatee, cause we got someone else we have to "take care of" first .....

 ;D


Nope - I just tried to imagine and my hair is still standing on end! :o

You shouldnt have got that crew cut, Bluey  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2009-02-26, 11:13:22
Yaknow, that's not nice  >:(
Nicky.

I know - sorry! :-[ - but honestly, that's one of the most stupid accidents I've ever heard of!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2009-02-26, 11:20:10
But I know that it's part'o your hate campaign against DT  ;)
I didn't even know I was running such a campaign! :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-02-26, 13:14:37
Oo, Bluey, better find a shrink asap. Ya got a severe case of schizophrenia  :o

 ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2009-02-26, 15:34:51
Oo, Bluey, better find a shrink asap. Ya got a severe case of schizophrenia  :o

 ;D

Nicky.

Which one of us do you mean? ???




;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-02-26, 15:36:48
The anti-DT one, the other one I don't care about  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2009-02-26, 15:39:03
Just checked with all the voices in my head... no one here is against Dream Theater, sir!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2009-02-26, 15:42:13
Just checked with all the voices in my head... no one here is against Dream Theater, sir!

Actually, Voices is a great DT-song! ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2009-02-26, 15:44:35
Not too bad... but I still think their best song ever is Pull Me Under.
(Now let's see what Nicky makes out of this...!) ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2009-02-26, 20:40:06
Popular topic  ;D ;)

I'm going to order Gazpacho's 'Tick Tock'  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2009-02-26, 20:43:50
Popular topic  ;D ;)

I'm going to order Gazpacho's 'Tick Tock'  8)

I think i'm with you.

Although i still have to order Autumn's new release and a few others too.
I'm not going to reach Steve's quota but it might be an expensive year nonetheless.  :-\ ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-02-26, 22:09:48
I'm not going to reach Steve's quota but it might be an expensive year nonetheless.  :-\ ;D

I might reach Steve's quota unless he hasn't completed his Half Man Half Biscuit collection yet.    :D

Just Arrived:  Kino - Picture


Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2009-02-27, 09:40:15
Just Arrived:  Kino - Picture

 8) 8) 8) Lucky you ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-02-27, 17:33:55
Just Arrived:  Kino - Picture

8) 8) 8) Lucky you ...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: bellanova on Sun, 2009-03-15, 16:15:20
Just got Steven Wiilsons Insurgentes

Sounds very Porcupine Tree-ish but im still enjoying it immensly!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2009-03-15, 16:18:05
Just got Steven Wiilsons Insurgentes

Sounds very Porcupine Tree-ish but im still enjoying it immensly!

Agreed.
It actually reminds me of the early Porcupine Tree.
Great music but all in all i must add that i don't think it's better then Deadwing or In Absentia for instance.
It's a good release by no classic to me.

For now that is. It may grow better on me in a few months from now.  :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sun, 2009-03-15, 16:25:04
TOM WAITS - 'Bone Machine'

wierd album... good though!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-03-15, 16:32:12
Great music but all in all i must add that i don't think it's better then Deadwing or In Absentia for instance.
It's a good release by no classic to me.

Right, Mad, In Absentia and Deadwing are fabulous  *horns*

Blank Planet probably too, just takes longer time. After ten runs, it's now really growing on me  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Sun, 2009-03-15, 20:02:15
Dug up my old account number from the old and not-quite-dead-yet CDs in the mail club - pondering doing some inexpensive vinyl replacements on some of my old records.  There''s a lot they don't have (like the vast majority of Room favorites) but a few pleasant surprises: Opeth and Nightwish, for example.  I also noticed 801 Live was available for a very reasonable price in the Amazon marketplace.  I'd best look into earning some more cash.   :-\
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2009-03-15, 20:17:49
I'm currently trying to rip some of the hundreds of CDs I've not played for ages.  Trouble is it just reminds me of how much older stuff still languishes on vinyl.  Most of my pre-1995 King Crimson collection, for example :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Sun, 2009-03-15, 20:19:40
I'm currently trying to rip some of the hundreds of CDs I've not played for ages.  Trouble is it just reminds me of how much older stuff still languishes on vinyl.  Most of my pre-1995 King Crimson collection, for example :(

Ditto for quite a few of my Genesis albums, which is clearly unacceptable.   :'(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sun, 2009-03-15, 22:53:32
I'm currently trying to rip some of the hundreds of CDs I've not played for ages.  Trouble is it just reminds me of how much older stuff still languishes on vinyl.  Most of my pre-1995 King Crimson collection, for example :(

King Crimson are cool! 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Sun, 2009-03-15, 23:08:29
In the interest of my financial well-being, I'd like to request that Room members begin talking about bands that really suck rather than those that are great.  I now have 11 CDs on order, and I'll probably need to be wearing a construction hard hat when my credit card bill arrives.   :(
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2009-03-15, 23:12:47
I'd like to request that Room members begin talking about bands that really suck rather than those that are great. 

The name 'Celine Dion' springs to mind.  ;)

Ever heard of Michael Jackson?  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sun, 2009-03-15, 23:17:15
Ever heard of Michael Jackson?  ;D

Hey, he actually made some great music! :o

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sun, 2009-03-15, 23:21:24
Hey, he actually made some great music! :o

Tom

Seconded!

And Greg Phillinganes (of Toto) used to be Jackson's musical director. ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2009-03-15, 23:23:21
Hey, he actually made some great music! :o

Tom

Granted, i like the album Thriller and tracks like Dirty Diana (not because of the title though  ;)) and a few more but this dude/fella/guy-thingy is highly overrated in my humble opinion.
He's not my 'king of pop'.

That's Robbie Wiliams.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-03-15, 23:43:01
Seconded!

Thirded !

I don't play him anymore, but Thriller, Bad, and Dangerous are classics  *horns*


... I'd like to request that Room members begin talking about bands that really suck rather than those that are great.

Let's see: Scissor Sisters surfaced a while ago, and unless you wanna become her twentieth husband for a year, Madonna's latest albums are excellent nogos  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Mon, 2009-03-16, 00:01:16
The name 'Celine Dion' springs to mind.  ;)

And far too often lately.   :(

Ever heard of Michael Jackson?  ;D

He did have some talent, but if only he had used it for niceness instead of evil.  (and if anyone gets that reference, I'll be extremely impressed since it's both American and old)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-03-16, 00:04:28
The name 'Celine Dion' springs to mind.  ;)

And far too often lately.   :(

Funny, she sprung onto somethin else with me  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Mon, 2009-03-16, 00:21:24
Funny, she sprung onto somethin else with me  ;D

I thought your springing was otherwise spoken for.   :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-03-16, 00:24:03
There's always the backdoor  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Mon, 2009-03-16, 09:34:24
Thirded !

I don't play him anymore, but Thriller, Bad, and Dangerous are classics  *horns*

They certainly are.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Mon, 2009-03-16, 22:04:16
Arrived today:

Porcupine Tree - Warszawa
Devin Townsend Band - Synchestra
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2009-03-16, 22:20:54
Unitopia - The Garden popped onto my doormat today
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-03-17, 09:33:07
Unitopia - The Garden popped onto my doormat today

Oooh, lovely.  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-03-17, 16:50:04
Oooh, lovely.  8)

Very Flower Kings-ish if I'm supposed to believe the cover painting.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-03-17, 17:03:01
Very Flower Kings-ish if I'm supposed to believe the cover painting.

Actually....

A bit yes and for the most of it no.  ;)

The Garden has everything in it: Rock, prog, sympho (not much but still), bit of fusion, even some jazz and a bit of pop.

That's why it's such an original release.
However i must say that i do think that some songs could have been left out of the album.
It's long. A little too long if you ask me.

But still worth every penny .  :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-03-17, 22:20:23
Just arrived:

Devin Townsend: Infinity
Devin Townsend: Physicist
Riverside: Second Life Syndrome

Perhaps it would be more efficient to just give Inside Out a call and have them ship over their entire catalog.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-03-17, 22:54:27
Devin Townsend: Infinity

That's a really nice one!

Devin Townsend: Physicist

That's a really heavy one!

Perhaps it would be more efficient to just give Inside Out a call and have them ship over their entire catalog.

Why not phone the Devin himself and say "I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN!" and get them for free.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Wed, 2009-03-18, 05:32:19
Why not phone the Devin himself and say "I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN!" and get them for free.

Not a bad idea except a) At this point I already have most of his stuff other than the Strapping Young Lad albums and b) I meant ALL of the Inside Out catalog, not just Devin's albums.  It seems just about every CD I've bought in the past year is on that label with the exception of the Porcupine Tree stuff.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Wed, 2009-03-18, 09:02:06
Not a bad idea except a) At this point I already have most of his stuff other than the Strapping Young Lad albums and b) I meant ALL of the Inside Out catalog, not just Devin's albums.  It seems just about every CD I've bought in the past year is on that label with the exception of the Porcupine Tree stuff.

Alright. Yes, true. Most of what I've got, is from InsideOut too. We should be grateful that such a label exists.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2009-03-18, 15:47:59
It had been a while that I didn't buy anything. Hum, well, a short while, that is.

So, for my upcoming birthday, I just ordered :

Pendragon - Pure
Saga - In Transit    By the way, Nicky, did you know that this album had been recorded live in ... Denmark !
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-03-18, 17:55:23
Nope. Thanks for the info, Bups.

I quite like Saga. I'l soon have to give'm a proper run again .....

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Wed, 2009-03-18, 18:03:15
Alright. Yes, true. Most of what I've got, is from InsideOut too. We should be grateful that such a label exists.

I agree.  Of course, I think most of us here are showing our gratitude with our wallets.   ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2009-03-18, 22:26:25
I agree.  Of course, I think most of us here are showing our gratitude with our wallets.   ;)

That's also true! :D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sat, 2009-03-21, 21:52:32
Yesterday I bought:

Pendragon - Concerto Maximo (dvd/cd combo)

It's kinda great you know......;) *horns* *horns* *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Sun, 2009-03-22, 18:44:52
Yesterday I bought:

Pendragon - Concerto Maximo (dvd/cd combo)

It's kinda great you know......;) *horns* *horns* *horns*

Tom
I know  *horns* ;).

now I have to order:
Gazpacho - Tick Tock
IQ - Frequency
Steve Thorne - Into The Ether
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sun, 2009-03-22, 19:19:19
I quite like Saga. I'l soon have to give'm a proper run again .....

Wow! Check out the cover for their new album!

http://www.insideout.de/catalog/images/presse/SAGATheHumanConditionSquare.jpg

That looks wonderful!
Makes me wanna try out their music.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-03-23, 11:28:13
Wow! Check out the cover for their new album!

http://www.insideout.de/catalog/images/presse/SAGATheHumanConditionSquare.jpg

That looks wonderful!
Makes me wanna try out their music.

I agree about the cover : really wonderful but about the music, hmm ...  :P

Saturday, I received In Transit (first live album by the band) and played it. I instantly recognized Wind Him Up and On The Loose that were long forgotten and buried deep in my memory.

Listening to the music and overall sound, first I thought of ... A-Ha (!), then of Human League (!), then of ... Foreigner (!). Basically, I find it to be a mix of new wave/AOR/classic rock, very soft and 80's keyboards driven. Not bad per se (I used to play A-Ha's Scoundrel Days a lot a few years ago but the guitars were sharper and more prominent than in Saga) but not prog at all.

But I think they got proggier during the 90's and 00's.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-03-23, 11:32:19
Saturday, I received In Transit (first live album by the band) and played it. I instantly recognized Wind Him Up and On The Loose that were long forgotten and buried deep in my memory.

Personally I'm not that impressed by any of the Saga live albums.  For me, at least, the studio albums are several orders of magnitude better. 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-03-23, 11:50:15
Why ?

I would say that the sound of In Transit is very clean and soft, not raw enough for a live album and the guitar really seems undermixed (that being less surprising considering that the keyboards player is the main composer).

But I don't remember that the studio albums I listened to had a sharper edge  ::)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-03-23, 15:01:03
Why ?

Don't ask me tricky questions, birthday boy! ;) ;D

I can't really put my finger on why, but the live albums leave me a bit cold.  There's a certain zest that's not there, somewhere.  Everything seems sharper on the studio originals, at least to me.

Feel free to disagree with me on this one as it is, after all, your birthday.  Tomorrow, however, you'll simply be wrong ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-03-23, 15:40:49
I don't mind being wrong from time to time : I am so often right that I need those scattered flaws to light day-to-day moroseness up  ;D

Just unpacking Pendragon's Pure at the moment (yes, PH, you can answer "No, you are not"  ;)) :  brilliant artwork, really, and I hope for brilliant music too.

As a self-birthday present, I just ordered Francis Cabrel three live CDs boxset "D'une ombre à l'autre". I guess even Steve doesn't know this guy but he was/still is one or our most famous (at least nationally) folk-rock songwriters  8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-03-23, 22:58:27
As a self-birthday present, I just ordered Francis Cabrel three live CDs boxset "D'une ombre à l'autre". I guess even Steve doesn't know this guy but he was/still is one or our most famous (at least nationally) folk-rock songwriters  8)

I've heard of Demians, if that helps?  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-03-24, 21:55:45
Just arrived (how did we live before there was Amazon?):

Kamelot - Epica
Kamelot - Ghost Opera: The Second Coming (Ghost Opera plus a bonus mostly-live disc, which for some reason was $1 less than Ghost Opera by itself)
Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement

Biscuits notwithstanding, does anyone still doubt that I am Steve?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2009-03-24, 22:31:21
Biscuits notwithstanding, does anyone still doubt that I am Steve?

If you've only just got Rapid Eye Movement (one of the finest things on the planet that's round but not actually a biscuit) then, frankly, yes ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-03-24, 22:36:45
If you've only just got Rapid Eye Movement (one of the finest things on the planet that's round but not actually a biscuit) then, frankly, yes ;D

I've led a sheltered existence recently.  I'm playing catch-up.  On the roundness front, I can think of something else that's roundish and better than biscuits, although normally it's Nicky's job to mention these things and direct them at Bupie for confirmation.  Hint: they usually travel in pairs.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-03-24, 22:40:37
Ordered and received: Votum ~ Time Must Have A Stop
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-03-24, 22:54:55
It's been a while since I bought a CD or DVD for myself.
Have I come to my senses?


-Paco
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-03-24, 23:04:32
It's been a while since I bought a CD or DVD for myself.
Have I come to my senses?


-Paco

It's either that or you're broke.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2009-03-25, 00:02:29
Hint: they usually travel in pairs.

Double CDs?  ;D  Which reminds me, did you get the 2 disc version of Rapid Eye Movement?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-03-25, 00:21:35
Hint: they usually travel in pairs.

Must be tongues, cause women speak with two tongues  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Wed, 2009-03-25, 04:19:44
Double CDs?  ;D  Which reminds me, did you get the 2 disc version of Rapid Eye Movement?

Sadly, no.  I was unaware it existed.  It may no longer be available (other than used).  Amazon's description of the album includes this:

The initial version of Rapid Eye Movement will be limited to 4000 units. It will be housed in digipack format and will feature 3 bonus tracks.

Assuming that's what you were referring to, the digipacks probably sold out.  Tasteless public notwithstanding, one would hope they sold more than 4000.

It's been a while since I bought a CD or DVD for myself.
Have I come to my senses?

Perhaps you've come to my senses since I seem to be buying enough for two people.  I'm enjoying the music, but I would appreciate the return of my senses at some point as the lack thereof can cause problems.

Must be tongues, cause women speak with two tongues  ;D

I can hazard a guess or two, but I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that.  Could be I'm too young to hear it.   :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2009-03-25, 08:07:25
Sadly, no.  I was unaware it existed.  It may no longer be available (other than used).  Amazon's description of the album includes this:

Hmm, confusing because you've listened to the Mighty Pink Floyd Bit which is on the second CD of mine!
See http://www.riverside.art.pl/eng/d_rem.html (http://www.riverside.art.pl/eng/d_rem.html) for full track-listing.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Wed, 2009-03-25, 16:59:35
Hmm, confusing because you've listened to the Mighty Pink Floyd Bit which is on the second CD of mine!
See http://www.riverside.art.pl/eng/d_rem.html (http://www.riverside.art.pl/eng/d_rem.html) for full track-listing.

It seems my version is some sort of hybrid.  In addition to the 9 tracks listed on Amazon, it has 3 songs under the heading "bonus tracks,"  which are 3 of the 5 songs on your disc 2 list.  The missing 2 are Behind the Eyelids and Rapid Eye Movement.  Well, I would've liked to have had the whole second disc, but some is better than none.  And you're right, Tom, the link Steve gave appears to be the contents page of the liner notes, and they credit Pink Floyd.  It's probably even on my copy -- I've played it but not read the notes yet.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Wed, 2009-03-25, 17:26:36
The missing 2 are Behind the Eyelids and Rapid Eye Movement.

Nooooooooo!!!  IMHO, the track Rapid Eye Movement is their finest hour, utterly wonderful, and it beggars belief that it's missing.  It's the title track for heaven's sake!

I don't know if it's available for download anywhere, but it's well worth seeking out.  It doesn't appear to be on iTunes, though.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Wed, 2009-03-25, 17:35:23
Nooooooooo!!!  IMHO, the track Rapid Eye Movement is their finest hour, utterly wonderful, and it beggars belief that it's missing.  It's the title track for heaven's sake!

I don't know if it's available for download anywhere, but it's well worth seeking out.  It doesn't appear to be on iTunes, though.

Yeah, and Amazon doesn't even register that it exists (or any of the bonus tracks for that matter).  Perhaps you could etch it into a biscuit and mail it to me?  Of course, then I'd have to upgrade my PC to include a biscuit drive.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-03-25, 17:43:01
IMHO, the track Rapid Eye Movement is their finest hour, utterly wonderful ...

Agree !  Fabulous !!!  Gets me as excited as I was 40 years ago when I first heard Meddle. Riverside's REM has very much a Meddle mood, but entirely up-to-date.

So this is a must for any proggie  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2009-03-25, 21:55:59
I have just recieved Pink Floyd's 'Relics' album. :)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-03-26, 22:21:12
Arrived yesterday:

Most of my order from the long-neglected (and they don't tend to have the sort of obscure stuff we like anyway) cheap CD in the mail club -- 2 "vinyl replacements,"  2 pleasant surprises (that they stocked them) of newer stuff that I can admit to owning here, and 1 very popular album by an British band that might get me voted off the island:

VRs:

Roxy Music - Country Life
Roxy Music - Avalon

PSs:

Opeth - Damnation
Nightwish - Dark Passion Play

VPABABBTMGMVOTI:

Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends


Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-03-26, 22:35:53
VPABABBTMGMVOTI:

OK, did you expect us to guess what that means ?  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Thu, 2009-03-26, 22:40:25
Probably "very popular album by a British band that might get me voted off the island". ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-03-26, 22:42:28
OK, did you exoect us to guess what that means ?  :P

I expect YOU to, yes, since it's a page out of your book, Nicky.   ;D

And as I typed this response, clever young Paco (CYP) reasoned it out:

Probably "very popular album by a British band that might get me voted off the island". ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-03-26, 23:11:55
Yes, of course  ;D

If you hadnt bungled it up with

... an British band ...

I would'v got it  :P


I just don't understand why you guys wanna listen to stuff like Coldplay when there's sooo much excellent prog around these days. I prefer to listen to the groups in my prog pantheon.


... clever young Paco (CYP) ...

Is he the brother of Strapping Young Lad (SYL) ?  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2009-03-26, 23:18:12
I just don't understand why you guys wanna listen to stuff like Coldplay when there's sooo much excellent prog around these days. I prefer to listen to the groups in my prog pantheon.

To each his own I guess, but I think Coldplay is great! Especially 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'. 8)

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-03-26, 23:20:09
Yes, of course  ;D
I just don't understand why you guys wanna listen to stuff like Coldplay when there's sooo much excellent prog around these days. I prefer to listen to the groups in my prog pantheon.

Think of it as having a piece of bread in between glasses of different wines to clear the palate.

Anyway, I think I'm allowed a Coldplay for $6 once in a while (that translates, I think to roughly zero euros nowadays), especially when I got an Opeth along with it.   ;)

Quote
Is he the brother of Strapping Young Lad (SYL) ?  ;D

I wouldn't rule it out.  Does he eat his beats?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-03-26, 23:32:13
Anyway, I think I'm allowed a Coldplay for $6 once in a while ...

Let's just say that you paid $12 for your Opeth. That makes sense  :P

I'd prefer a hotplay with Céline  ;D


Does he eat his beats?

No, he beats his eats. Ya gotta do that to get the darned cheese down  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2009-03-26, 23:38:05
I'd prefer a hotplay with Céline  ;D

Ugh!  I'd sooner cut my kn*b off with a rusty spade! :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-03-27, 06:51:43
I just don't understand why you guys wanna listen to stuff like Coldplay when there's sooo much excellent prog around these days. I prefer to listen to the groups in my prog pantheon.

To each his own I guess, but I think Coldplay is great! Especially 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'. 8)

I have to agree with Tom here.  I own that album too, and I enjoy it quite a bit.  So far the new album seems pretty good -- some of it will require a few more listens to sort out (which is no bad thing by proggie standards), and I think the title track is downright superb.  Despite being guilty of the crime of popularity, I really don't think these guys are just standard pop like everyone else puts out.  Anyway, as Tom says, to each his own.  I'm content with my purchase, and I won't begrudge you your enjoyment of Michael Jackson.   ;)

Let's just say that you paid $12 for your Opeth. That makes sense  :P

I would have paid that much willingly, hence Damnation being in the "pleasant surprise" category coming from the cheap CD club for half that.   *horns*

Quote
I'd prefer a hotplay with Céline  ;D

Ugh!  I'd sooner cut my kn*b off with a rusty spade! :o

If you guys don't mind, I'm going to hold out for a third option.   :-\


Quote
No, he beats his eats. Ya gotta do that to get the darned cheese down  :D

Cheese is good.  Just ask Primus.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2009-03-27, 17:17:24
Today i bought the new album of Autumn, called Altitude.

The singer Marjan?

I know her.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2009-03-30, 21:25:06
I just ordered the Deluxe edition of Pearl Jam's Ten.

Can't wait for the goodies.  *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Mon, 2009-03-30, 21:39:33
I just ordered the Deluxe edition of Pearl Jam's Ten.

Can't wait for the goodies.  *horns*

Great album.  What extras do you get with the Deluxe version?   I got my (regular) version years ago since it was one of those rarities: something played on the radio here that's actually good.  :o
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2009-03-30, 21:48:13
The original i had was with a few extra bonus tracks.
Must say that i haven't heard it for years now but it's a great album indeed.
They released the album though in three different formulas:
 
A: The Legacy edition (standard with nothing extra),
B: The Deluxe edition (2cd's with lots of bonuses and on top of that a DVD with even more extra's) and
C: The Collectors edition Box set ( with loads and loads and lots of extra's and a beautiful package but there's a downside with this issue: It cost some big cash. BIG cash.  :-\)

Read here when you're British (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ten-Pearl-Jam-Collectors-Box/dp/B001N18HO6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1238442170&sr=8-2)
Read here when you're American. (http://www.amazon.com/Collectors-1DVD-4vinyl-Cassette-Memorabilia/dp/B001N18HO6/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1238442319&sr=8-2)
Read here when you're a Dutchie (http://www.bol.com/nl/p/muziek/ten/1000004006482045/index.html)

Read 'm and wheep.  :o :o :o

I was sane enough to buy the deluxe version of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Mon, 2009-03-30, 21:59:30
Wow.   :o

I have *one* of the bonus tracks -- State of Love and Trust -- because it's on the Singles soundtrack, which is, btw, shockingly good for a soundtrack.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2009-03-30, 23:01:31
Wow indeed.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-04-02, 03:53:07
Found some goodies in my mailbox when I returned from buying the Guinness Nicky forced me to go get.  ;D

Impressively quick delivery since I only had my most recent bout of Amazon Marketplace insanity three days ago.

Genesis - Foxtrot

Perhaps the best album ever recorded by perhaps the best band ever to grace our planet.  Of course I had this on vinyl, but with my full-fledged return to the world of prog, not having a readily playable copy of this was clearly unacceptable.

R.E.M. - Accelerate

The supposed return to form of another of my all-time favorite bands.  I'd only heard one song from it, but it was good, and I've gotten enough enjoyment from this band over the years that I'm willing to take a punt (U.K. variety again) on it.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-04-02, 09:49:43
Evaluations of the above:

Foxtrot:  It's freakin' Foxtrot.  It's awesome, of course.

Accelerate: There one really good song, which I'll probably play about 600 times in the next month.  Other than that, I hope it's an album that grows on me.  :-\   On the plus side, after playing this, I went back and played  Monster, which I considered to be one of the weaker R.E.M. albums, and it sounded really good.  So I guess I gained an album I like a lot, it just happens to be one I already owned.   ???
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2009-04-02, 09:51:55
On the plus side, after playing this, I went back and played  Monster, which I considered to be one of the weaker R.E.M. albums, and it sounded really good.  So I guess I gained an album I like a lot, it just happens to be one I already owned.   ???

I kind of drifted off R.E.M. some albums back, but I've recently done some ripping with the hope that the ones I wasn't too keen on might now click.  I love it when that happens *horns*
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-04-02, 10:04:26
I kind of drifted off R.E.M. some albums back, but I've recently done some ripping with the hope that the ones I wasn't too keen on might now click.  I love it when that happens *horns*

Me too.  They're up there at the very top of my favorite bands, but like Genesis four or five albums back, it looked like they ran out of gas around when they released Up. Thing is, they still managed to have one really good song, so you knew it was still in them somewhere.  At first listen, they've done the same thing with this album.  At least they let Peter Buck play his guitar seriously on this one, so they're trying.  The Designated Really Good Song (DRGS), Supernatural Superserious, also features the great Mike Mills vocal harmonies, which were always one of my favorite things about their music.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2009-04-02, 14:54:16
I also bought the new Blind Ego album by the way.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Thu, 2009-04-02, 18:21:51
I also bought the new Blind Ego album by the way.
That's a very good choice  *horns* 8)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2009-04-02, 18:52:38
I got Ring of roses by Shadowland
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-04-03, 21:52:39
Could you folks please talk about "music that sucks" for a while?  My wallet is having trouble keeping up with the good stuff.

Rewiring Genesis - A Tribute to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Devin Townsend - Ziltoid the Omniscient (Deluxe Edition, of course, because I'm an addict.   :-\ )

I believe this completes my Devin collection unless I decide to go back and get all the Strapping Young Lad stuff and the Steve Vai album his sang on.  Of course, he's probably cooking up something else brilliantly twisted that I'll have to get...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-04-03, 21:56:07
Could you folks please talk about "music that sucks" for a while?  My wallet is having trouble keeping up with the good stuff.
Of course!
Celine Dion. ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-04-03, 21:57:40
Of course!
Celine Dion. ;D

Fascinating!  Please elaborate, so I can save more money by not buying more of her albums.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:09:37
Fascinating!  Please elaborate, so I can save more money by not buying more of her albums.

You'll need a wallchart or a project plan to map out the order in which you won't be buying them ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:34:19
You'll need a wallchart or a project plan to map out the order in which you won't be buying them ;)

I'm not that organized.  I usually just fail to walk into a music store and don't buy the CDs as I don't see them.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:40:06
Fascinating!  Please elaborate, so I can save more money by not buying more of her albums.

Make sure you avoid at least 4 of her albums. It works better that way. Especially "The Colour Of My Love" and "These Are Special Times".
Oh and you should REALLY (and I mean REALLY) try not to buy "My Love: Essential Collection".
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:43:56
Make sure you avoid at least 4 of her albums. It works better that way. Especially "The Colour Of My Love" and "These Are Special Times".
Oh and you should REALLY (and I mean REALLY) try not to buy "My Love: Essential Collection".

I think I can manage that.  If for some reason I actually do buy this, as my friends, I ask that you put me out of my misery.  I'd do the same for you.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:46:49
Make sure you avoid at least 4 of her albums. It works better that way. Especially "The Colour Of My Love" and "These Are Special Times".
Oh and you should REALLY (and I mean REALLY) try not to buy "My Love: Essential Collection".

I wish it to be a matter of record that I couldn't have named one of her crimes, yet alone 3! ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:50:14
I wish it to be a matter of record that I couldn't have named one of her crimes, yet alone 3! ;D

Yes, I noticed that too, but I felt it would be unkind to point it out since he was trying to be helpful.   ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:58:05
Wikipedia is your friend.
Or in this case partner in crime would be more fitting.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2009-04-03, 22:59:08
Wikipedia is your friend.

Indeed it is, Malcolm ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-04-03, 23:01:24
Indeed it is, Malcolm ;)

;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-04-03, 23:09:29
Malcolm?    ???

And to jump relatively back on topic for a moment:

On the Rewired Lamb, probably the most memorable moment for me on this first spin is the Lamia actually voiced by women.  It makes it a lot spookier, actually.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Fri, 2009-04-03, 23:11:39
Malcolm?    ???

I looked up what Paco's graphics were all about.  Malcolm is part of it!


On the Rewired Lamb, probably the most memorable moment for me on this first spin is the Lamia actually voiced by women.  It makes it a lot spookier, actually.

An interesting album, but not essential I suppose.  I like the big band/swing feel to some of the numbers, but I haven't played it to death.

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2009-04-04, 10:36:24
Of course!
Celine Dion. ;D

If you guys listen to Coldplay, I have a right to tete-a-tetes with Céline.

And anyhows, I'm hetero  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2009-04-04, 10:54:42
And anyhows, I'm hetero  :P

Well that excuse doesn't hold water as she looks like she came in third at the Grand National ;)


Stevie-Bob Jones
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Bupie on Sat, 2009-04-04, 10:56:11
If you guys listen to Coldplay ...

... and even Nightwish, at least Manatee and Steve  ;D

I didn't know that Celine Dion was so popular in Denmark. She used to be a huge star in France, due to Jean-Jacques Goldman who wrote her the album D'eux in 1995. This is the album with French lyrics that has got the most worldwide sales ever : more than 6,5 millions copies :o

I think this album is entitled The French Album abroad. I used to listen to it once in a while (and like it) 14 years ago.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2009-04-04, 11:13:41
I didn't know that Celine Dion was so popular in Denmark.

Now you're extrapolating a bit much, Bups  ;D

She is as popular in DK as she is elsewhere in the West.

In my case, her Power Of Love gives me a Rush, and that's pretty much it  :-X

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2009-04-04, 11:15:16
This is the album with French lyrics that has got the most worldwide sales ever : more than 6,5 millions copies :o

A truly depressing thought.  I simply won't live long enough to round up all those copies and burn them ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2009-04-04, 15:18:23

In my case, her Power Of Love gives me a Rush, and that's pretty much it  :-X


I do hope you meant 'She (Celine) stoled The Power Of Love from Jennifer Rush' with that reply.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Sat, 2009-04-04, 16:09:43
A truly depressing thought.  I simply won't live long enough to round up all those copies and burn them ;)

Remember, you may burn copies for personal use!
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2009-04-04, 17:15:48
Remember, you may burn copies for personal use!

 ;D ;D

Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Sat, 2009-04-04, 23:25:43
Remember, you may burn copies for personal use!

 ;D  Paco, you are a visionary.  It's a pity you weren't around in the '70s when disco album burnings were popular.  We could've used the help.


Two more arrivals from last week's insanity:

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

Marillion - Afraid of Sunlight

My first Hogarth Marillion album.  Bought it slightly used because the only new copies available were hideously pricey, and this is a bit of an experiment for me.  Looks to be in fine shape, so I may do more of that in the future.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2009-04-04, 23:44:18
;D  Paco, you are a visionary.  It's a pity you weren't around in the '70s when disco album burnings were popular.  We could've used the help.

Eh?  Were popular?  Nobody told me we were supposed to have stopped! ;D


My first Hogarth Marillion album.  Bought it slightly used because the only new copies available were hideously pricey, and this is a bit of an experiment for me.  Looks to be in fine shape, so I may do more of that in the future.

Most Marillion stuff is easily available direct from the band if you're struggling.  A lot of them are 2CD versions now with a bonus disc:

http://www.marillion.com/music/albums/aos.htm



Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Sat, 2009-04-04, 23:56:09
http://www.marillion.com/music/albums/aos.htm

Good grief, those lads have been busy.  Not that I'm complaining, but why are the prices lower outside of Europe?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2009-04-05, 00:00:33
Not that I'm complaining, but why are the prices lower outside of Europe?

At a guess, that's probably the absence of VAT (value added tax) but I might be talking out of my AoS...
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2009-04-06, 08:19:18
Yesterday I bought Tick Tock by Gazpacho. After only a couple of listens it seems quite a good album!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-04-06, 08:40:33
I do hope you meant 'She (Celine) stole The Power Of Love from Jennifer Rush' with that reply.  ;) ;D

In the sense that Jeff Buckley 'stole' Halleluja from Leonard Cohn, and Phil Collins 'stole' I Can't Stop Loving You from Leo Sayer - and they made classic masterpieces outto'm  *horns*

Btw any of ya guys actually listened to Céline's Power Of Love ?  Sometimes you guys can be terrible sophists  ::) ;D

I'v actually stopped thinkin bout whether somethin is "right" or "wrong" in some normative sense. If I hear somethin that sounds good, then I gopher it. Stopped thinkin bout other people's opes after my "metamorphosis" some five years ago. Now I just have to make out somehow materially, and then spend as much time as possible on the good things in life, like those three songs  *horns*

... and of course Guinness and Marmite, but not mixed together (not much for "fusion")

Nicky.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2009-04-06, 11:47:12
Yesterday I bought Tick Tock by Gazpacho. After only a couple of listens it seems quite a good album!

Tom

It seems you're quite right.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2009-04-06, 12:02:49

Btw any of ya guys actually listened to Céline's Power Of Love ?  Sometimes you guys can be terrible sophists  ::) ;D


More than you could ever possibly fathom.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-04-06, 16:17:42
Btw any of ya guys actually listened to Céline's Power Of Love ?

No.  Over the years English law has increasingly favoured more humane punishments, such as birching and the ducking stool.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Mon, 2009-04-06, 16:19:07
Not here either.
There are other powers than those of love.
The power of prog for example.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-04-07, 22:08:18
Final delivery of things I failed to not buy from the most recent bout of insanity:

Demians - Building an Empire

Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2009-04-07, 22:21:28
Demians - Building an Empire

Oh yes, great choice! My very favourite album of 2008! *horns*

Please tell me what you think after you gave the cd a couple of spins!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-04-07, 22:25:24
Oh yes, great choice! My very favourite album of 2008! *horns*

Please tell me what you think after you gave the cd a couple of spins!

Tom

Will do.  I played the three songs available on MySpace or his website or wherever they were a couple times each, and I was impressed enough to buy the album right away.  I'm saving it for later tonight since I won't have time to play it all the way through right now.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-04-07, 22:44:29
Please tell me what you think after you gave the cd a couple of spins!

Why?
You haven't made your decision yet? ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2009-04-07, 22:49:45
Why?
You haven't made your decision yet? ;D

No. If Manatee doesn't like it then I will throw my copy out of the window.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-04-07, 22:54:52
No. If Manatee doesn't like it then I will throw my copy out of the window.

But what if Manatee changes his mind? We all know that it could take a few spins before it clicks.
Will you be fishing your copy back through your window, and into your living room and (eventually) into your cd player* again?


* all without scratches
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-04-07, 22:58:19
No. If Manatee doesn't like it then I will throw my copy out of the window.

But what if Manatee changes his mind? We all know that it could take a few spins before it clicks.
Will you be fishing your copy back through your window, and into your living room and (eventually) into your cd player* again?


* all without scratches

In the unlikely event that this happens, I'll be sure to alert Paco before I post, so he can put a mattress on the ground outside Tom's window.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2009-04-07, 23:16:06
In the unlikely event that this happens, I'll be sure to alert Paco before I post, so he can put a mattress on the ground outside Tom's window.

Nah, you'll like it, believe me... ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2009-04-09, 07:24:38
Gazpacho - Night
The Reasoning - Dark Angel
Doves - Lost souls and Kingdom of rust
The Charlatans - Melting pot
Super furry animals - Rings around the world
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Teunis on Fri, 2009-04-10, 18:06:59
Just ordered:
Frost* - Experiments In Mass Appeal
Gazpacho - Tick Tock

The latter one was in stock, so hope to enjoy it soon  *horns* 8).
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-04-15, 20:24:37
Not really a purchase or an acquisition.
This one has been given to me since i've won it in a contest.  ;D

Epsylon ~ The Gift

A bit like Nightwish and such gothic rock bands.
No opera vocals, no real grunts, just metal.
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2009-04-16, 08:46:57
A hundred million suns by Snow Patrol

If you have not got this then please do as it is wonderful
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2009-04-16, 09:18:41
A hundred million suns by Snow Patrol

If you have not got this then please do as it is wonderful

Yes I know. And while you're at it, get 'Eyes Open' as well!

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Iggy on Thu, 2009-04-16, 18:08:04
Mothership - Led Zeppelin now it is cheep  ;D
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: Draco chimera on Thu, 2009-04-16, 19:15:02
Linkin Park, Road To Revolution
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-04-22, 17:36:08
Today I bought:

- Vienna Circle - White Clouds

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-04-22, 20:29:56
Today I bought:

- Vienna Circle - White Clouds

Tom

I've read an interesting review of them on Progwereld.org.
Is it as good as they say?
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-04-22, 20:35:38
I've read an interesting review of them on Progwereld.org.
Is it as good as they say?

I only listened to it once so far, but I think I can answer your question with a bigYES already. I was convinced to buy it after reading the reviews on Progwereld and the DPRP.

Really amazing stuff. I've always been a sucker for 'larger-than-life' guitarsolo's and there are plenty of those to be found on this album. Check http://www.myspace.com/viennacircle for 2 songs and a preview of the album.

Tom
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-04-22, 20:37:31
I'm listening to it now.  ;)
Title: Re: Your latest cd or DVD purchase
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