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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 2011-10-26, 19:11:21 »
Still haven't ordered it.
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 2011-10-26, 19:21:57 »
Wow, thanks, that's great. Do you maybe have timestamps to the Arena-bit(s)? 'Cause I probably won't have time to listen to the whole thing all the way through.

EDIT: Never mind, it's right at the very beginning of the podcast! Listening now! *horns*
Just heard the track 'Burning Down'. I remember they played it live a year ago *horns* 8).
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 2011-10-26, 20:19:30 »
Sounds cool! 8)
It's a very powerful song, not really proggy by Arena standards, but still really nice. I think I heard JM's voice too. ;) And Clive did a nice keyboard solo with a cool sound, that sounded very much like Arena.

Paul's voice is a bit different from the other singers Arena has had.

I'm so excited! I'm glad I preordered, because I want this album as soon as possible!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 2011-10-26, 20:23:15 »
I will not listen to the podcast, simply because I wouldn't know how. Not a foggiest idea... ???

And, to be on the subject: It seems that I have ordered it, from a different route.  *horns*
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 2011-10-27, 00:15:30 »
I will not listen to the podcast, simply because I wouldn't know how. Not a foggiest idea... ???

And, to be on the subject: It seems that I have ordered it, from a different route.  *horns*

Well, how did you do it?

Just heard the track 'Burning Down'. I remember they played it live a year ago *horns* 8).

Teunis, do you realise you just made the 60000th post here in the Room?
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 2011-10-27, 18:51:47 »
I will not listen to the podcast, simply because I wouldn't know how. Not a foggiest idea... ???
http://podcasts.canstream.co.uk/stroud/index.php?cat=Andy%20Read%3A%20DPRP%20Progressive%20Zone
Just press the 'play' button, it's indeed in the beginning of the show.  :D

Teunis, do you realise you just made the 60000th post here in the Room?
No, didn't realise that. What an honour ;).
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 2011-10-28, 00:46:41 »
Thanks for the links, guys.

I listened to the whole show and was impressed by almost every song that was played. The Arena's song and tour advertiser were good, the Transatlantic live rendition of "Brigde Across Forever" was moving, I also liked a lot Alan Reed, Knight Area, Agents Of Mercy and Man On Fire but the two bands that impressed me most were Manning with an incredibly brilliant tune called "The Year Of Wonders" and Magenta with a song of their new album, "Book Of Dreams", that lives up to my very high expectations  8)

Magenta is really my favorite active symphonic/neo prog band, with IQ being a close second. But I will sure check Manning's new album.

All in all a great show that puts me in a mood for more symphonic and neo prog  *horns*

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 2011-10-28, 07:57:55 »
Guys, there's an extended teaser on www.arenaband.com!!! I have a feeling this album's gonna be great. I can't wait any longer! :'(

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 2011-10-28, 10:09:32 »
Well, how did you do it?


Teunis made me aware of the fact that Beyond Rock has it also on pre-order.
I placed my order over there, though I haven't heard anything from them since Tuesday.
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 2011-10-30, 10:10:11 »
Burning Down sounds great, quite heavy yet catchy at the same time. I really like the vocals, Paul Manzi is a great new asset for Arena. Just like Pallas with their new vocalist the overall sound has a lot more emphasis on Rock with a capital R. The album got the "highly recommended" tag in the latest issue of the Dutch prog mag iO Pages that arrived yesterday and what I gather from the review is that the Prog is still very much present as well.

Edit: btw the synth solo in Burning Down sounds very "Chosen"!
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 2011-10-30, 14:58:19 »
Teunis made me aware of the fact that Beyond Rock has it also on pre-order.
I placed my order over there, though I haven't heard anything from them since Tuesday.

Just got the news that they can only deliver the album after the concert.  :(

Bummer.  :-\
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 2011-10-31, 11:57:43 »
Burning Down sounds great, quite heavy yet catchy at the same time. I really like the vocals, Paul Manzi is a great new asset for Arena. Just like Pallas with their new vocalist the overall sound has a lot more emphasis on Rock with a capital R.

Absolutely! Paul's voice is more powerful than Rob's or Wrightson's. He sometimes reminds me of Ashley Holt who sang on Nolan & Wakeman's "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" and is also known for his contributions to Rick Wakeman's albums.

The album got the "highly recommended" tag in the latest issue of the Dutch prog mag iO Pages that arrived yesterday

"Vette krent!" ;D

and what I gather from the review is that the Prog is still very much present as well.

Yes. I am very much looking forward to the other songs as well. And secretly I hope it sounds a bit more proggier than Burning Down.

Edit: btw the synth solo in Burning Down sounds very "Chosen"!

Indeed! That was exactly what I thought when I heard it for the first time! ;D

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 2011-11-04, 22:34:22 »
Hi everybody limited edition 7th degree of separation for sale on tour RIGHT NOW !!!   includes bonus DVD
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 2011-11-05, 09:03:46 »
I don't know if it has been already posted : yesterday's interview of Clive on DPRP : http://podcasts.stroudfm.co.uk/index.php?id=183


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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #64 on: Sat, 2011-11-05, 09:56:47 »
I don't know if it has been already posted : yesterday's interview of Clive on DPRP : http://podcasts.stroudfm.co.uk/index.php?id=183
I have just been listening to this show. It was interesting, two tracks of the new album (though 'Burning Down' already was in last week's edition), Clive's comments about the story of the new album and touring. Also about Caamora's 'She', Pendragon and Shadowland. Music from all of these bands/projects. Recommended  ;).
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #65 on: Sat, 2011-11-05, 17:06:47 »
I don't know if it has been already posted : yesterday's interview of Clive on DPRP : http://podcasts.stroudfm.co.uk/index.php?id=183

Thanks for the heads up! Listening now. A Crack In The Ice is now playing, still a great song. *horns*

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 2011-11-05, 20:58:21 »
I'm sorry to nag about something but I'm so very disappointed.
I can't buy the album before the show because I don't have a visa or similar and that troubles me quite a bit.
I hoped to receive the album prior to the show but beyond rock won't provide me with a copy until after the show.

I don't really like that.  :-\
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 2011-11-15, 13:15:57 »
No feedback about the last album or the last gigs ?? :(

I have only listened 4 songs from the Seventh Degree and I am a little disapointed: short songs, no risk-taking, lack of inspiration and singer very present...

Waiting for the new album that I have ordered.

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 2011-11-15, 15:18:02 »
Received an e-mail today from Verglas that they shipped my cd. How long does a boat take from England to the Netherlands? That boat with the bearded guy from Spain took weeks to get here. Hope this one's faster. Anticipation is probably the same. (Dutch inside joke, sorry)

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 2011-11-15, 15:33:45 »
The few written feedbacks that you can find on the web are very good. The ratings, instead, are average ...

The album is 56 minutes long for 13 songs, which leads to a sub-5 minutes average ... but Contagion has no long songs neither and some fans like it  ;)

I am also waiting for the album and I have just heard one song so far on a radio prog show (the link is somewhere on this thread if I don't mistake). It was good but it indeed suffered IMHO from the comparison with other songs played on the occasion (Manning's and Magenta's for instance).

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 2011-11-15, 16:53:29 »
I've heard Burning Down which was a very decent song. Very powerful! But also very different from other Arena material. Perhaps not as proggy, but certainly rocky. Catchy too.

But I also hope the album has some more proggier songs.

I'm eagerly waiting for the postman to bring the album to me. So I am also curious how long will it take to get it shipped to the Netherlands. (I too got a mail from Verglas six days ago.)

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 2011-11-16, 18:32:47 »
Went to the gig yesterday evening and bought the CD. I didn't listen to it yet (no time!), but I just can't wait! Awesome gig by the way  *horns*
Let your conscience decide !

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 2011-11-17, 10:13:49 »
I've got it! I've got it! I've got it! ;D ;D ;D
Just came through the mailbox! (Not more than 10 minutes ago.)

The booklet is looking like something of a metal band, it's got some pretty sick pictures. (I'm not really a horror-loving person.)
It's also my first cd with a parental advisory sticker on it.

But what really matters is the music, and I'm going to listen to it NOW!

See ya! ;D

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 2011-11-17, 11:01:09 »
But what really matters is the music, and I'm going to listen to it NOW!

See ya! ;D
Enjoy, then!  ;D Listened to it yesterday evening. It's really different from everything Arena has done before. Need to listen to it again, but some songs already feel awe-some!!! *horns*
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 2011-11-17, 14:55:58 »
I've got it! I've got it! I've got it! ;D ;D ;D
Just came through the mailbox! (Not more than 10 minutes ago.)

The booklet is looking like something of a metal band, it's got some pretty sick pictures. (I'm not really a horror-loving person.)
It's also my first cd with a parental advisory sticker on it.

But what really matters is the music, and I'm going to listen to it NOW!

See ya! ;D
Go on : I think it is the proper week to tell "take a leap of faith if you want to find out"  ;)

My copy is still somewhere in the outer space  :P