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On the Third Day was the third album released by the band, issued 197311 in the US on United Artists and 197312 in the UK on Warner Brothers (they had previously been contracted to Harvest). It ...
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Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 05:58 PM PST with 63 Recommends
Where to begin? To understand The Planets is to explore Gustav Holst--his character, his life, and his influences. The Planets is Holst's best known and best loved work. And as ...
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Comment Count 80 comments on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 08:40 PM PST with 54 Recommends
I am very fond of The Moody Blues , although regular readers know that I am at heart a fan of The Who . This short (probably two or three installments) was suggested to me by my dear friend Steve. ...
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Comment Count 53 comments on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 05:57 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Today's Protest Tuesday features long time Kossack hairylarry , who is not only changing the world through his own music, but by passing his love,
by citisven
Comment Count 58 comments on Tue Nov 22, 2011 at 04:00 PM PST with 35 Recommends
In two previous diaries, I have started to discuss the evolution of the orchestra where we go from just a few random people playing together to this:
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM PST with 32 Recommends
James Joseph Croce (aka "Jim"), was born on 19430110 in South Philadelphia. If a tragedy had not intervened, he likely would still be with us. Unfortunately, he was killed in an aeroplane crash on ...
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Comment Count 53 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 06:02 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
In 1812, the banker Count Moritz Fries asked Beethoven to write a symphony "in the old style". Fries was a regular patron of Beethoven, and paid him a regular subsidy until he went bankrupt in 1825.
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Comment Count 35 comments on Thu Nov 24, 2011 at 06:11 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Last time we discussed the second side of the Jethro Tull album Aqualung , and a fine album that was. It was critically and commercially well received, but many of the critics expressed the opinion ...
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Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 05:59 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
I have a friend whose daughter pays the cello. She loves YoYo Ma and we took her to see him last fall. One of the things we discussed with her after the concert was how much emotional range he has ...
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Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 04:30 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
One of the most complicated bands in many ways is the British band Jethro Tull . They are complicated in their music, extremely complicated in their personnel, and almost mind bogglingly ...
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Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 05:58 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
I was meandering elsewhere and thought this was a wonderful facepalm: Cain venant de tuer son frére Abel (Cain coming from killing his brother Abel), by Henri Vidal, (1896)
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 02:49 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Last time we discussed Seventh Sojourn , considered by many to the finest album made by the band. Tonight we shall examine the time after that record. After Seventh Sojourn was released, The Moody ...
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Comment Count 66 comments on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 05:59 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
First of all, I apologize for missing Wednesday's installment of My Little Town . If anyone is interested why, I shall be happy to explain in the comments. Briefly, yesterday was very busy. The ...
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Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 05:59 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
x asked me to do this week's installment of CWH, and I'm posting it earlier than usual so we might catch some East coast eyes and ears. Merriam Webster:
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Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 04:00 PM PST with 19 Recommends
I apologize for being absent last week. I had a nasty cold and started on this very piece but just did not have the energy to finish it. I am still doing background on the series about Jethro Tull ,
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Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 05:56 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Last time we discussed A Question of Balance , and tonight we discuss their next album. Released on 19710723, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour was the seventh album by The Moody Blues , and the sixth ...
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Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 06:00 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I was going to take a break from this series and write about the 1969 TeeVee show Turn\-On . It aired only one episode, and some stations cut the feed during the show, and some Mountain and Pacific ...
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Comment Count 32 comments on Fri May 11, 2012 at 05:59 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I must first offer my apologies to Peter Townshend. Pete, sorry, but I think that you would probably approve of this. Please know that I mean no disrespect to the original song. This is just ...
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Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 06:07 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Last time we sort of did the history about this record, and tonight we shall deal with the first side of the album. It is quite complex, and is just one long song called "Thick as a Brick Part I". ...
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Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:58 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Aqualung is the forth album by Tull and many people think that it is their best. I favor Thick as a Brick , but it is still an excellent album. Rumor has it that critical comments about Aqualung ...
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Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 05:59 PM PDT with 17 Recommends