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11 days ago
illimey
On my 3rd listen (or is it 4th) and happy to say that it's a storming album. I don't think it's quite going to match Serpent Rings for me, but I'll need more time to really figure that out. Awesome performances by Lee on drums and Rick on keys, and somehow Tony manages to come up with a few surprises on guitar as well. After 50 years you'd think it'd all sound a bit stale, but no! Bob sounds bril
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4 weeks ago
illimey
I compiled a YT playlist a year ago: 40 artists & 100 Songs, comprised of: Twenty of my favorite artists ...Two favorite albums by each ......Two songs from each album &......... One song each from another 20 artists not already included But I really don't think I like the idea of trying to do a straight Top 100 with no restrictions. I'd end up listing 125 Magnum songs and then
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2 months ago
illimey
dave UK Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Adam Schmitt- World so Bright Nice one! I prefer Illiterature myself though.
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2 months ago
illimey
Well, if something's worth doing it's worth doing with a bit of cheating... Barclay James Harvest (Pat) Benatar Bryan Adams Bruce Springsteen Bob Catley's Magnum BeeGees Bono's U2 Black Sabbath Big Country Buffalo Springfield Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music Bruce Cockburn Bruce Dickinson & Iron Maiden Bangles Brian May & Queen Bon Jovi Bob Seger Bob Dylan Bob Mould &
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3 months ago
illimey
I'm really hoping that this image is for the first digital single rather than the actual album cover. It has a quite disturbing vibe about it, and quite simply not what Magnum fans (old or new) would expect to see on their shelves. Bob's voice is certainly a little gruffer than it used to be, but I'd be expecting a full on death metal growl if this really is the cover for the new album.
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3 months ago
illimey
I've only seen Benatar/Giraldo live once, but that once was enough to tell me the Giraldo is a monster guitar player. I'd never really given him that credit from their studio work, but now that I've had the live experience he's way up my list of favorites.
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3 months ago
illimey
It was 1988, and I was 16. Magnum's Wings Of Heaven flicked a switch in me and I've never looked back (apart from to their earlier albums :D ) It's now 2021, and I'm currently playing The Serpent Rings while waiting for the details of their 21st (or 22nd) studio album due in January. Many other '87-'88 albums are also still favorites. Truly my musical awakening!
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4 months ago
illimey
Great album - new to me! Thanks for sharing. Reminds me somewhat of this old favorite of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcU3bmNS6i4
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5 months ago
illimey
The Adventures ('Sea Of Love' is one of my all time favorite albums)
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6 months ago
illimey
Favorite living Rock Star? Well, based on my understanding of what that phrase should mean, I have only one course of action... To duck, and say Bono GOAT? Mercury.
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6 months ago
illimey
Almost anything written by Tony Clarkin is so much better than the average rock music lyric: The wind blows cruel and hostile On that deserted land No shepherd sacrifice the lamb While prayers of guilt and duty Race upwards to the sky Collide in fearsome combat cry The guns and the ships and the planes Of every county For the wins and the gains What a price, it's much too high Don'
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7 months ago
illimey
MAGNUM 11th Hour On A Storyteller's Night Vigilante Wings Of Heaven . . . Into The Valley Of The Moon King The Visitation On The 13th Day Escape From The Shadow Garden I defy anyone to come up with another two runs of 4 albums from the same band that span 31 years and are this damn good.
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8 months ago
illimey
Final day for this auction coming up... https://www.ebay.com/itm/133763698557
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8 months ago
illimey
Main page says Harlequin store opens June 1st. A bunch of CDs and some t-shirts! Love Harlequin. I'll be there for sure https://rockpapermerch.com/collections/harlequin
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8 months ago
illimey
2112 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > mmmm...... > interesting !! It has been pretty special to have it simply lying on my coffee table for years! Kansas' song lyrics are some of the few that have really impacted my life, and John Elefante was/is pretty good at singing them! I was very happy to be able to support his solo project, and will miss hav
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8 months ago
illimey
VOCALIST: Bob Catley GUITARIST 1: Kerry Livgren GUITARIST 2: Lanny Cordola BASS: Stuart Hamm DRUMS: Mike Portnoy KEYBOARDS: Ryo Okumoto I threw Kerry in there not just because he's a fantastic guitar player (stroke aside) - they'd need someone to write some songs!
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8 months ago
illimey
https://www.ebay.com/itm/133763698557 (full disclosure: this is my listing)
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8 months ago
illimey
One of my Top 5 favorite bands since I discovered them in 1988 via a cassette copy of Face To Face on clearance in Edinburgh :D For me, their early albums (Harvest era, and up to Time Honoured Ghosts/Octoberon) are by far their best overall, but I do still love a lot of the later stuff. 1= Time Honoured Ghosts 1= ...Other Short Stories 2 1/2. Baby James Harvest, because Summer Soldier 3.
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8 months ago
illimey
Kansas are the obvious choice with what is basically lead violin :D
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9 months ago
illimey
PJayBe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > illimey Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Just because I know y'all are waiting for me to > > share my Top 10 BJH songs - here they are: > > A lot of this list could be totally different > and > > yet still valid. My Top 10 BJH song list has &
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9 months ago
illimey
Just because I know y'all are waiting for me to share my Top 10 BJH songs - here they are: 10 -- Alone In The Night (TOTALLY off the radar Lees song from '88) 9 -- Cold War (Holroyd doing what only he can do in '93) 8 -- In Search Of England (Wolstenholme's '78 last recorded song with BJH) 7 -- If Love Is King (1990, and Lees writes the best song you've never heard) 6 -- Jonathan (1975, a
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9 months ago
illimey
rocknut Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Each to their own, of course...but to me this is > just a very poor man's Pink Floyd. In some ways, I would (obliquely) agree. And that's fine for me - I am a very poor man.
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9 months ago
illimey
bmg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sorry guys the song is For No One - it has the > line Everyone Is Everybody Else repeated in song. > I am too tired, but whats not to like- heres the > link > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdRQo8uk6iA > > also amazing production for 1970/1971 The song is from '74 - but yes the production
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9 months ago
illimey
BJH were one of the many musical discoveries I made in 88/89, and to this day they have consistently been in my Top 5 - usually at around #2. At their best, the 3 main songwriters in the original band are individually as good as anyone else, and collectively better than anyone else. All the way from 1970's debut with songs like 'The Sun Will Never Shine' through to 'Strange Worlds' ("On a
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10 months ago
illimey
White Heart are my favorite of the 'big name' (haha) Christian melodic rock bands. As has been said, albums such as Powerhouse, Freedom, Tales Of Wonder etc.. are as good as if not better than pretty much ANYTHING else. Fantastic musicians, great vocals, and very strong songwriting. For melodic rock fans, I'd also strongly recommend Novella (especially their first album 'One Big Sky') and Figh
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11 months ago
illimey
Yup! I was following along as well :)
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11 months ago
illimey
Awww man! I just played the first track (Here & Now), and THIS is what rock music is all about. Hopefully the rest of the album makes me smile in the same way. Onwards and upwards! Edit: Almost finished. Great album! I've now got Delta V by Kepler Ten lined up to go, as this singing is an incredibly rare find for me - I can listen to him for an entire album without wincing once! If a
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11 months ago
illimey
Hymn -- Barclay James Harvest He Said Love -- Barclay James Harvest Born To Be King -- Magnum
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1 year ago
illimey
I had/have (not sure TBH) the Rex release of this. The track listing on Discogs is different for each version. One has 'Mr Jones', and the other has 'Zero Man'. The running order is also totally different. I think I like it, but don't remember a note and obviously haven't revisited it very often! However I can say the same for 100s of great albums.
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1 year ago
illimey
Magnum Along with Barclay James Harvest, Midnight Oil, and Kansas, Magnum have been my favorite since 1988. Overall though, Tony Clarkin's single-handed body of work far outshines that of any other songwriter I know. Magnum will always be #1
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