Author Archives: Dave Thompson

Olias of Sunhillow – an SACD masterpiece

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Amid the manifold reissues and remasters meted out to the Yes catalog over the years, a handful of other related odds and ends have cried out for re-evaluation – and will probably continue to do so for a while to …

Out of the Past… Present

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There is, though you probably aren’t aware of the fact, a parallel universe in which Henry Cow are the biggest band on the planet.  It’s a neat place, too; not only because the Cow stalked our own version of the …

A Light in the Attic of the Vanguard Vault

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Of all the vinyl reissue labels whose output we habitually keep an open eye out for, Light in the Attic, and its twelve year (and counting) quest to restore wax to its rightful place has long been paramount among them. …

Time and a Word and Yes in a Box

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Even among the die-hard clan, most Yes fans will admit there’s a certain ambiguity to their love of the band.  With forty-plus years worth of music to choose from, and the band’s longevity and persistency far deeper engrained than their …

Here’s Something You Don’t Find Every Day

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Exploring a world of record hunting that does not end up crushed beneath the umpteenth discovery of Frampton Comes Alive, Out of the Blue and the Carpenters catalog, Spin Cycle tumbles into a box full of 78s, and emerges with a grin …