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 on: February 29, 2024, 01:00:57 PM 
Started by davidmjs - Last post by GarethW
Regarding the Box of Pegg's - I'm sure I have some of the books that accompanied the Box Set in the office. They were in the shop for a fiver at one point I think. Let me know...

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 on: February 29, 2024, 11:53:32 AM 
Started by PaulT - Last post by davidmjs


I played Prog Bingo with the bass player from Gong recently.


What, dare I ask, are the rules of Prog Bingo?

Jules


Rule a) Don't tell the bass player in Gong that Gong are sh1te....  You're out already, Jules.

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 on: February 29, 2024, 10:47:46 AM 
Started by PaulT - Last post by Jules Gray

I played Prog Bingo with the bass player from Gong recently.


What, dare I ask, are the rules of Prog Bingo?

Jules

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 on: February 29, 2024, 10:08:36 AM 
Started by davidmjs - Last post by davidmjs
Thanks, all...very interesting and intriguing.  I'll dig out some of this stuff...and get around to reading the biog.

Here's a question for the ages:  why do I love Ric's violin sound in the Albions (and the Softs) but it drives me to distraction in Fairport, even though it is so obviously fully formed and they knew exactly what they were getting in '85?  I genuinely believe RULTS to be one of the true (if not *the*) highpoint(s) of English folk-rock.

And yes, it's hugely disappointing that it has been somewhat sullied by the appalling behaviour of one of the participants.  Love the art, not the artist and all that, but it's bloody hard in this case.

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 on: February 29, 2024, 09:41:48 AM 
Started by davidmjs - Last post by Phil Perry
Many years ago, we went along to "Albion Day" in Cheltenham in the hope of seeing the classic "Sun" line-up (anyone else remember that ? - I am sure it was the day after Cropredy), but, from memory, I don't think we got that close to a full reunion. IMO it's the existence of the Home Service that has mitigated against a reunion over the years - ie because there is so much overlap in the membership, it was probably felt that the HS effectively "replaced" the classic Albion Band and the HS continued to play some of the same material - eg notably "Snow Falls". By the way, there are some Home Service gigs coming up with plenty of tickets available .... the band deserves your support !

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 on: February 29, 2024, 09:16:11 AM 
Started by davidmjs - Last post by Will S

Does anybody know if the Albion Band that made the album (well, the body of the band anyway) ever toured Rise Up Like the Sun?  And if so, whether Ric played with them?  If they did, do recordings exist?

I've just been listening to the album again and it's amazing just how fully formed Ric is on it.  For all sorts of reasons, I'm not a huge fan of what he brings to Fairport but he's brilliant on this.  But on a given day it's still my favourite folk-rock album...


There's the BBC Live at the Cambridge Folk Festival Albion Band album, which includes 6 tracks by that line-up from 1977, and there are some tracks from that lineup on the BBC Sessions album from 1977 and 1978, as well as a few odd live tracks on Burning Bright and the Guvnor series.  I'm not aware of any tracks having been released from the Folk 79 series recording mentioned on that poster.  Those would be interesting to hear, if they still exist in any form.

And yes, pretty, pretty please to the reformation of that line-up one day soon!

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 on: February 29, 2024, 09:15:20 AM 
Started by davidmjs - Last post by Nick Reg

Does anybody know if the Albion Band that made the album (well, the body of the band anyway) ever toured Rise Up Like the Sun?  And if so, whether Ric played with them?  If they did, do recordings exist?

I've just been listening to the album again and it's amazing just how fully formed Ric is on it.  For all sorts of reasons, I'm not a huge fan of what he brings to Fairport but he's brilliant on this.  But on a given day it's still my favourite folk-rock album...
Any Albion Band recording with John Tams on is going to sound good isn't it?

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 on: February 29, 2024, 08:27:35 AM 
Started by Alan2 - Last post by Alan2


Incredible String Band  :  No Ruinous Feud  (US  Reprise  LP, 1973).

This album doesn't get a lot of love among ISB  fans,  but i rather like its quirkiness.


Well, there's a body of String Band fans who happily dismiss everything but the first four (and sometimes only 2-4)!  But the more sensible amongst us find something in all the albums...

I've spent a long time listening to the last three albums recently...and all of them are much much better than their reputation would suggest.  


Absolutely.   I love all of their  albums whilst recognising there are 2 eras, and the transition to Island was a watershed. I listened to Earthspan last night and was as drawn into it and enthralled as I've ever been.

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 on: February 28, 2024, 11:39:23 PM 
Started by PaulT - Last post by Nick

Gong and Ozric Tentacles Lincoln Engine Shed March 18th


I played Prog Bingo with the bass player from Gong recently.

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 on: February 28, 2024, 11:00:13 PM 
Started by Alan2 - Last post by PaulT
And the second half was just great!

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