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Old 27th February 2013, 09:43 PM   #361
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
I really don't know. Maybe we both just suck at Google Fu?

Maybe

Originally Posted by dafydd View Post

Thanks very much! I really try to avoid those sorts of sites, but I admit I do succumb from time to time.

For the most part my only exposure to Carlos' work has been her movie work on A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Tron. If I love "Switched On Bach" as much as I think I will, maybe it will prompt me to take out a personal loan and buy the CD on Amazon. Carlos claims on her site that Amazon lets you "test drive" the tracks, but as far as I can tell the samples have been disabled.

Subotnick's Golden Apples is similarly hard to track down but at least I have heard several tracks from that on an old episode of Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone on BBC Radio 6. Anyone else listen to that show?
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Old 12th March 2013, 05:09 AM   #362
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Originally Posted by Rrose Selavy View Post
Curiously enough Curved Air I had never heard
I dread to think what watching Sonja Kristina at a tender impressionable age would have done to me!
White male, 56. I can recall very clearly seeing Curved Air with Sonja Kristina at that impressionable age playing at Liverpool Stadium in the 70s - her stage costumes were pretty revealing!!
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Originally Posted by Shankly View Post
White male, 56. I can recall very clearly seeing Curved Air with Sonja Kristina at that impressionable age playing at Liverpool Stadium in the 70s - her stage costumes were pretty revealing!!
I am the proud owner of a (sadly very short) Curved Air dvd. She was very lovely...
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Old 12th March 2013, 05:42 AM   #364
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My computer plays the opening lyrics to Dr Sardonicus when I startup:

"You have the world at your fingertips"

It's even more appropriate now than it was when I first put it on a Windows 3.1 machine back in the early 1990s.

Love White Bird, but the rest of It's A Beautiful Day was pretty much a miss for me.

My picks:

Triumvirat: Spartacus
Strawbs: Hero & Heroine
Both of the above are concept albums, and have generally been on my MP3 players for the last 14 years.
Renaissance: Turn of the Cards. They never developed much of a following outside New York and Philly, but at their top from 1971-76 they were breathtaking.
Gentle Giant: Octopus. Definitely a band that stretched the envelope and then some, this is certainly their most listenable album.
Pink Floyd: Ummagumma. Yeah, it's Floyd, so it's hard to say "forgotten" but I have never heard any of the songs on this LP played on the radio.

Just about any fusion album from the 1970s would qualify; my picks for classics are:

Return to Forever: Romantic Warrior and the album with the bird on the cover (with Sometime Ago and What Game Shall We Play Today).
Billy Cobham: Spectrum
Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire.
Synergy: Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra. Larry Fast's breakthrough work on the synthesizer. Of course, it's hard to say it's forgotten because nobody knew it originally.
Good call on Renaissance - though I'd have gone with their live album.

I believe Larry Fast joined up with Nektar for their recent reunion...
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