What is Vacdac listening to ? V1.3


#981

#982

As I’m WFH today first up was…

then…

Followed by …

then…

…and…

onto this…

and then this just arrived in the post…


#983

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CDR2F.


#984

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CDR2F.


#985


#986

Still can’t believe the money they ripped off a teenager for Christmas 1973 for that - and I still fell for it after the triple Yessongs thing in May. Still, not hard to find mint copies…


#987

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CDR2F.


#988

CDR2F.


#989

That’s the first time I’ve listened to the whole album in years. Sides 1 & 2 are still very good, Side 3 I think you can tell they’ve lost the will to live before a bit more of a return to form on side 4.

Chris Squire really was some bass player.


#990

CDR2F.


#991

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CDR2F.


#992


#993

CDR2F.


#994

Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen to be followed by Protest Songs.

Both OVOC.


#995

I still think Side 1 is the best piece. The remixed version has a longer intro which doesn’t really add much.
The style overall is more indulgent (which is good), with nascent use of sampling (not so good) and a more guitar driven sound (ultimately leading to Wakeman’s departure).

It took their recording technique of splicing segments together to a whole new level. Mostly, it works. Sometimes, not so.

Still, it’s a great album and written off by too many as nothing more than self-indulgent pomposity.
I see that as a good thing :+1:


#996

Sure is and the first


#997

Ha, the opposite for me


#998

CDR2F.


#999

#1000

CDR2F.