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2010's release featuring Jon Davison and Alan Shikoh.

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Post by shanocles » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:07 am

OH YEAH! got it today. man unless everyone else has their copy and hasn't posted about it yet or this is a record... someone in australia gets a pre-order before everyone else!!!!! that's a first!! i'm usually like three weeks behind. well that's the great news. bad news is i can't hear til tomorrow afternoon when i get home from work!! thats torture. alas, many thanks for posting it out so soon fred & steve & julie. eagerly awaiting to be progged up tomorrow. totally made my day. cheers. shano.

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Bnielsen wrote:Looks like they are shipping the pre-orders!
so excited!
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Post by Physicist » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:50 pm

shanocles wrote:OH YEAH! got it today. man unless everyone else has their copy and hasn't posted about it yet or this is a record... someone in australia gets a pre-order before everyone else!!!!!
My son and I got our copies today here in Texas. Babb and Schendel must be using a non-Euclidean shipping system where Oz is closer to Chattanooga than Houston is.
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Post by NelStone » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:11 pm

Got it today. Very awesome. Thanks for autographing.

So... when do these preorders for this One album start? :D

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Post by Japes » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:18 am

NelStone wrote:Got it today. Very awesome. Thanks for autographing.

So... when do these preorders for this One album start? :D
My thoughts exactly. I can never get enough Glass Hammer!
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Post by shanocles » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:10 am

really getting into this new album man... have had 4 or 5 listens now and its definitely impressing me with each spin. it has so much depth when you sit back & listen out for each individual instrument and what its doing. that's what i love about prog. well done guys! hoping many sales come your way!!
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Post by Physicist » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:20 pm

shanocles wrote:really getting into this new album man... have had 4 or 5 listens now and its definitely impressing me with each spin. it has so much depth when you sit back & listen out for each individual instrument and what its doing. that's what i love about prog. well done guys! hoping many sales come your way!!
That's about where I am. Superb effort! I enjoy every cut, but there is so much depth I haven't been able to grasp it all yet.

Beyond the obvious core of Babb and Schendel work and the Yes-like vocals, I am hearing similarities to an eclectic range of music--as far-reaching as bands like Return to Forever and Echolyn. Because of the depth, I am finding I like it more with each new listen. Now, back to my headphones...
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Post by shanocles » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:38 am

Physicist wrote:That's about where I am. Superb effort! I enjoy every cut, but there is so much depth I haven't been able to grasp it all yet ... Because of the depth, I am finding I like it more with each new listen. Now, back to my headphones...
yeah its great isn't it! my drive to work is about 30mins there, 30 mins back, so i can listen to most of it ... i just have to sit in the car to wait until the song i'm on finishes :lol: but that happens with most cd's i own.

it'll be great to see this up on amazon so we can all give GREAT reviews!!

i like steve's little vox track too. (nearer the end of album if my memory serves me well, can't remember cos i'm at work)

PROG ON!

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Physicist wrote:That's about where I am. Superb effort! I enjoy every cut, but there is so much depth I haven't been able to grasp it all yet ... Because of the depth, I am finding I like it more with each new listen. Now, back to my headphones...
yeah its great isn't it! my drive to work is about 30mins there, 30 mins back, so i can listen to most of it ... i just have to sit in the car to wait until the song i'm on finishes :lol: but that happens with most cd's i own.

it'll be great to see this up on amazon so we can all give GREAT reviews!!

i like steve's little vox track too. (nearer the end of album if my memory serves me well, can't remember cos i'm at work)

PROG ON!
Glad you like it! That would be Fred taking a short solo near the end :)
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:38 pm

You and Fred always underestimate the strength of your vocals...

For instance, Fred singing Heroes and Dragons... and Steve singing in... dangit! I know Steve's is deeper than Freds but I always manage to get the twos of yous mixed up.

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Post by shanocles » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:29 am

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Physicist wrote:That's about where I am. Superb effort! I enjoy every cut, but there is so much depth I haven't been able to grasp it all yet ... Because of the depth, I am finding I like it more with each new listen. Now, back to my headphones...
yeah its great isn't it! my drive to work is about 30mins there, 30 mins back, so i can listen to most of it ... i just have to sit in the car to wait until the song i'm on finishes :lol: but that happens with most cd's i own.

it'll be great to see this up on amazon so we can all give GREAT reviews!!

i like steve's little vox track too. (nearer the end of album if my memory serves me well, can't remember cos i'm at work)

PROG ON!
Glad you like it! That would be Fred taking a short solo near the end :)
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of course. now i'm home i can hear it. track 6, 8:00 onward right? but where are you?? maybe you're the ziddle!

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Post by yeshead 777 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:29 am

Sorry guys. haven't been able to purchase a copy yet but Brent lent me his for a few days. Wow! How different even form the rough draft we heard in June. After 3 almost complete listens "If the stars" is not only my fav track-but maybe my fav GH track of all time. It is just stunning-the chorus is stuck in my head already. "If the sun" is brilliant also. I love the ziddle song right off the bat too, but the other 3 are gonna kinda be growers I think. like said above, there are so many layers here! very dense stuff-alot to take in, including a phenom guitarist and GH's best singer yet(no offense to past ones).
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Post by Japes » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:51 pm

Been giving it more listens recently, and Beyond, Within is definitely growing on me. Somehow, this album feels a lot more like Culture of Ascent than earlier Glass Hammer work, though... Not a bad thing, just not the impression I was getting. Maybe it's just how I'm feeling. (I really do get a lot of In the Court Alkinoos vibes, too)
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Post by Bnielsen » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:15 pm

I've been playing it nonstop on my car's CD player. I'm hoping to write a review while on vacation this week.
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:52 pm

Bnielsen wrote:I've been playing it nonstop on my car's CD player. I'm hoping to write a review while on vacation this week.

Great - can't wait to read it!
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