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FROM THE AUTHORS - Russ's Update - Jim's Notes - This month's new links - Review from the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant July 28, 1974 - Capitol/Harvest Press Release June 1974
WANTED - Triumvirat Midi Files - "Spartacus" anywhere, anyone ? - Looking for Midi files - Where to find Russian Roulette - Midi files
COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATION - New ELP 2CD Release - The Krautrock-Page - French "Spartacus" release ? - A Letter To Triumvirat - Triumvirat: Come to Brazil ! - Fan from the Mid-70's - OUR German band Triumvirat - King Biscuit CDs, etc. - CD's on the Internet comparison chart - One Way Records suggestions - Venezuela Triumvirat Fan - Wow!
PROGRESSIVE ROCK NEWS - Marillion North American Tour - Yes prepares for 1997 tour - October release of new Yes album planned - Neil Peart's daughter dies in auto accident - ELP/King Biscuit CD demand underestamated
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=>Russ's Update ============= Loyal Triumvirat people: I finally get do deliver some very positive news about the group's impending reformation! I have spoken with both Hans Bathelt and Barry Palmer this month. Hans has just embarked on a vacation to "Canada and a bit of the Western U.S.", and he appears to be in for a twenty-one year old surprise when he returns! The bottom line is, to our collective delight, the website seems to be influencing the band's desire to reform. I spoke with Barry Palmer for a solid two hours from his London home last Thursday night, September 4th. I called Barry and woke him up, but he insisted on chatting anyway. He and Jürgen are speaking very seriously to each other not about if Triumvirat should reform, but how, with what members, and what they should play (how much old, how much new?). He called the website "a rather pleasing monster"... I heard many things I had never known before, including that Helmut was invited back to sing on Pompeii, then was replaced by Barry!! BP said that he and Helmut got along very well together, and that there was no rivalry between them for the job. His personal wish list is to have a grand concert to include (you heard it here first) both Hans "Boo-Boo" Bathelt AND Curt Cress, and people "like Mike Oldfield, for example"... I don't know yet how Hans will react, as I haven't talked with him (since he started his vacation) but I hope he is as jazzed as the others. Hans had not really been in touch with Barry and Jürgen since their 1976 breakup, but Barry says "our historical problems are forgotten"... I think that is the wisest move that Barry and Jürgen could make. Hans is a legendary drummer/lyricist (a rather rare combination), and was an integral part of the first four albums, including "Spartacus", and "Illusions On A Double Dimple", for which he wrote timeless lyrics and selected the album titles. I also know him from our talks to be an extraordinarily nice and humble guy. (Same goes for Barry.) (Jürgen is usually so busy in the studio that our conversations are short). John Ulett of KSHE Radio in St. Louis has promised me an interview w/ Barry very soon, and we are waiting on him to call BP in London. He seems to be genuinely swamped, though...he stayed up late with the Labor Day telethon to raise money. So St. Louisans, please call John at KSHE (314) 969-1111 or visit the site and e-mail him (www.kshe95.com to show your support!!) So now all of the main three (JF, Hans and Barry) have expressed an interest in the website, and two have provided us with material. Barry says that in a theoretical reunion, that the site could be "central" to their marketing strategy. (That is, until EMI pulls the rug out from under us...In the immortal words of George Herbert Walker Bush "nah gah happen"!) All in all, quite pleasing news. Also learned that it is pronounced YOR-gen Fritz. He is asking about marketing, and how "pop" to go -- there would certainly be at least a pop single or two, and I am encouraging that highly, but want to keep every original fan, too. We talked about JF's single "Hard To Be A God" as a possible example of a direction for "new" Triumvirat sound, and Barry asked me to get him a tape of it, which I did. Barry kept referring to the theoretical reunion as the "New Triumvirat". I also sent him the recent "Gold Collection" Triumvirat CD released in Brazil (EMI Gold Collection (Prodzido NA Zona Franca De Manaus Catalogue# 853659 2 Brazilian friends : Could you help us find some more of these for the members to buy? I sent my only copy to Barry!) They have now re-released "Spartacus" on CD in Brazil (thanks to Luiz in Rio for the updates!), as well. I hear it sells for around $20 (U.S.) It is on EMI/Electrola Brazil Catalogue #792910 2 ) I asked Barry very directly: "So then, wouldn't it be up to Jürgen to decide for sure about a reunion?". Barry: "I got the idea from talking with Jürgen that it was up to me....he said "you know, Barry, that we are the only ones who can pull this off, don't you?" JF is IN. I fully expect that I will get to speak to him again before too long. Now he is working on producing a CD by Bonnie DiFranco (I hope that's correct), an Italian actress/singer. He has also finished producing a second and third CD by the Cologne group "Die Fabulosen Thekenschlampen" (" The Fabulous Bar Sluts"). (Enough Bar Sluts, Jürgen our friend/Triumvirat king, LET'S MAKE SOME MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!) Also, Barry says he sent me a tape of the solo stuff he is working on. The afternoon announcer (Mark something...help me England!) on BBC's "Radio One" (the major FM station) in London was quoted as saying that Barry's new song was "f**king great"! Barry said he is sending me a tape, so I'll let you know about it. I also spent some more time listening to Barry's vocals on a 1984 album with Mike Oldfield "Discovery". I had forgotten how good it was. It is completely different than Triumvirat. The band members are now receiving hard copies of TATW, so your comments can be read by them. It seems to me that they are keenly interested in knowing what the market wants. This would be a good time to speak up! Stay tuned to this space for more information as it becomes available. Thanks for your interest! It's already made a difference. Russ Shaw Triumvirat Home Page firstname.lastname@example.org Saint Louis, Missouri, USA =>Jim's Notes =========== Greetings Friends ! Exciting days indeed ! The news from Barry Palmer is absolutely fantastic. I'm still letting the thought of a possible reformed Triumvirat sink in. As Russ said, they are looking for input on possible style and marketing right now, so please submit your thoughts for publication. Triumvirat will be reading your comments ! Thanks to the Internet we all have this rare opportunity. And I am happy that I have been able to obtain a copy of the CD of "Es Ist Nicht Leicht Ein Gott Zu Sein" (Hard To Be a God) by Jürgen Fritz. Very enjoyable listening ! I'd love to be able to tell you, "this is how to get one for yourself!", but... <sigh> It took me about 4 months to get ahold of this copy for myself. Folks are saying that it is out-of-print (although this is unconfirmed). All I can say is take a look around at all the various importers periodically and hope for the best. I have scanned the album cover, which you can take a look at via The Picture Gallery: (www.accessone.com/~elias/tvat/gallery.htm) I plan on creating a separate page that will contain all the information that is available on this album. It is on CBS records, catalog number: 466250 2 I've given the website an overdue facelift. I hope you like the new look. All the new graphics are smaller files, and should make it quicker and easier for your browsers to load. The tables are more flexible now, and will accommodate the size of you browser window better. If you have any problems, or see something that doesn't look right (or is just plain wrong !), please let me know, so I can tend to it . I am looking into adding a simple search engine to the site. No promises ! I also expect to implement a new e-mail address soon, that will be specifically for submissions to the newsletter. That will eliminate some confusion (on my part). I have the e-mail account established already, but I am not ready to begin using it until late next month. Onward to the subject of mailing list maintenance ! This is just a policy note, that I wanted you all to be aware of. When each issue of the newsletter goes out, about 10% of them return to me, having been bounced for one reason or another. Sometimes this is a temporary situation with someone's server being down for maintenance, or other temporary problem. But other times, the e-mail continues to bounce for several months in a row. To save some headaches, and keep the mailing list up-to-date, I am going to begin removing names from the list that have bounced for three consecutive issues. I will presume that those e-mail accounts are no longer in existence. So, if you stop receiving the newsletter for a couple months, there is the possibility that this is the reason. If that happens, just drop me a note, and I'll check it out for you. One more thing of note ! I will be going on vacation for the first two and a half weeks of October. I will be having my e-mail downloaded from the server to my computer while I am gone, but it will not get read until I return on or after October 19th. I will add a note about this on the website before I leave. During the time I'm gone, newsletter subscriptions will not be processed. But please continue to send in subscriptions, as well as submissions to the newsletter ! They will all be taken care of after I return. Looking forward to the Autumn colors ! Peace Jim Bradley TATW Editor email@example.com =>This month's new links ====================== Many new links added this month ! Enjoy ! RENDEZ-VOUS U.K. - The Official U.K. Web Site http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/8071/uk.html Chasing The Dragon - The Official John Wetton Web Site http://www.geocities.com/Paris/8099/wetton.html Yesterdays - The Classical YES Show http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/9294/yesterdays.htm Jean-Luc Ponty Official Home Page http://www.ponty.com/ Hawkwind: Welcome to the Future http://www.hawkwind.com/ The history and mystery of Gong http://prog.ari.net/prog/Bands/Gongwyatt/gonghome.html Alternate View: The UK Progressive Music Webzine http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/6565/ Progressive Rock Brazil http://www.rockprogressivo.com.br/ Genesis-Web: The Official Site For Genesis http://www.genesis-web.com/ The Official Greg Lake Web Site http://www.dynrec.com/lake/ Ageness Homepage http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ageness/ The Krautrock Page http://online-club.de/m3/sherpa/music/ The Little River Band http://members.aol.com/TheLRB/ The Marillion Homepage http://www.marillion.com ELP Tribute Site http://www.execpc.com/~usdyver/elp.html The following review and press release were provided courtesy of Hans Bathelt ! => Review from the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant July 28, 1974 ============================================== "Triumvirat is EL&P German Counterpart" from the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant July 28, 1974 ILLUSIONS ON A DOUBLE DIMPLE by Triumvirat (Harvest Records) International comparisons are always tedious and generally wrong. Remember when Donovan was called "The British Bob Dylan"? And is Johnny Halliday really the "French Elvis Presley"? In some cases, though, the comparisons are so obvious- and so exact- that they must be made. Such is the case with Triumvirat; they are the German Emerson Lake and Palmer. Jürgen Fritz, Triumvirat's synthesizer player, is the master of several keyboard instruments, as is EL&P's Keith Emerson. Both have extensive classical music training, inevitably reflected in their groups' music. Hans Bathelt, Triumvirat's percussionist, is a strong, sure-footed drummer, as is ELP's Carl Palmer. And Helmut Köllen, Triumvirat's guitarist, provides a competent rhythm track and sings, as does ELP's Greg Lake. "Illusions On A Double Dimple" Triumvirat's first U.S. release, bears a strong resemblance to ELP's second album, "Tarkus". Both consist of extended suites, highlighted by exciting synthesizer sequences and occasional vocal passages. Triumvirat's "Last Dance" on the LP is cast from the same mold as ELP's "Mass", with bits of their "Jeremy Bender" thrown in for good measure. There is the same halting rhythm, the explosions of synthesizer lunacy matched beat-for beat by the drums and the fervent bass track. But beyond that, there is the same strange mixture of honky-tonk and jazz-rock. It's enough to suspect that Triumvirat is really ELP in disguise (hmmm...surely there's no trace of German accent in the vocal passages...could it be?) Still, there are differences, chiefly Triumvirat's skillful use of the Cologne Opera House Orchestra as a backing band. And in any case, there's no cause for Triumvirat to avoid comparisons. Any groups that can so successfully reproduce a top-notch jazz-rock sound like ELP is in good company indeed. Especially pleasing is "Million Dollars", the final movement of the groups' "Mister Ten Percent" suite (apparently dedicated to a recently fired manager) in which all Triumvirat's talents are released in one electronic deluge. An especially Tarkus-like opening dissolves into a huge orchestral and vocal rush as Triumvirat bids farewell to their agent; "Who's going to work for you for the rest of your life?" =>Capitol/Harvest Press Release June 1974 ======================================= CAPITOL/HARVEST PRESS RELEASE JUNE 1974... (includes photo of Hans Bathelt seated, with Helmut and Jürgen sitting on the back and arms of the chair) In recent months, U.S. singles and album charts have felt the weight of the burgeoning Continental Rock scene. Like Britain in the early 1960's, the Continent has finally produced a number of outstanding and serious artists whose ability immediately places them in rock's upper echelons. The German school of progressive music, spearheaded by Amon Duul II and Tangerine Dream most recently, now has yet another contender for the Continental crown of rock distinction-Triumvirat. It's been noted that Triumvirat, a three man group by definition, is reminiscent of Keith Emerson's early work with the Nice in its smooth blend of fine musicianship and structural complexity. With the release, however, of Triumvirat's newest album on Harvest, "Illusions On A Double Dimple", such journalistic comparisons will end. They will stand on their own. Hans-Jürgen Fritz is one of the original members of the group, and is the power source both creatively and spiritually. His years of serious training at the Koelner Konservatorium imbued Hans with a brain trust of theoretical knowledge, but rather than let such "academic" notions rest in the Great Abstract of the back of his head, he enthusiastically puts his ideas into practice, or as he puts it, "to get to grips with the music". He uses a vast array of keyboard instruments (including piano, organ, melloton, and synthesizers) to create the distinctive sound identified exclusively with Triumvirat, a melodic and sensuous pattern of sounds and colors underscored with a vigor that creates the bottom line of the music. It moves. It's alive. Hans Bathelt, also in the group since its initial conception, handles the percussion chores, while Helmut Köllen, a cousin to Hans-Jürgen Fritz, and the latest addition to the group, plays the guitar, bass, and supplies the vocals. The band's first LP, unreleased in the U.S., contained nuances of classical music, but the boys now look back upon it as a normal stage of development. The latest album, on the other hand, is strictly their own. They have incorporated the brass section of Kurt Edelhagen's Orchestra and the strings of the Cologne Opera Hose into the album at tremendous expense, along with Hans-Jürgen Fritz's expansive use of the synthesizer and mellotron, and the richness of the sound must be heard to be believed. And once it is heard...well, just wait and you'll know.
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=>Triumvirat Midi Files ===================== From: "Joseph A. Marmo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Do you know if there are any Triumvirat midi's in existence? Thanks, Joe Marmo [Editor's note: I'm sorry to say that we do not know of any Triumvirat midi files in existance.] =>"Spartacus" anywhere, anyone ? ============================== From: INTERNET:DReeves855@aol.com My older brother had Triumvirat's "Spartacus" on LP many years ago. I realize it's no longer in print. I was very surpassed to find so many people out there who were into this great band. I'm sure that this is a rhetorical question you've hear before, but do you know of ANYWHERE I can purchase "Spartacus" on CD? I don't care if I have to pay $60 or more for it. I have tried all the local record stores/import mail order places that I know of. Any up to date info on EMI planning to re-release it again? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Great website! -Dave =>Looking for Midi files ====================== From: email@example.com Hi Jim, My name is Alberto, I live in Brazil and I'm a Triumvirat fan. I don't find Triumvirat's midi files. Do you have some or knows who has it ? Thanks and regards Alberto. =>Where to find Russian Roulette ======================= From: GerryPSU80@aol.com[SMTP:GerryPSU80@aol.com] Hi, I just found your site by using the search engines and looking for Triumvirat - was really glad to see there was a web site - I never knew they had done another album -Russian Roulette - I'd like to know where I can get it! I was also wondering if there are any midi files for any of their songs - that is what I was searching for but had no luck. Anyway, my name is Gerry Rickabaugh and my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org =>Midi Files ? ========== From: VANZO <email@example.com> Russ, I have been looking for midi files by Triumvirat and wonder if you know of any sites that might contain such files for download. Great looking home page......Thanks much. John Vanzo
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=> New ELP 2CD Release ==================== From: Brian Werner[SMTP:Brian.Werner@MCI.Com] Jim, This is for all of those ELP die-hards like myself - awesome selection list! I saw the reference to the King Biscuit CD set in your issue #9. Brian Werner ------- FORWARD, Original message follows ------- Date: Wednesday, 06-Aug-97 05:11 PM From: King Biscuit Flower Hour \ Internet: (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Brian Werner \ Internet: (email@example.com) Subject: Re: New ELP 2CD Release Brian Werner wrote: > > -- [ From: Brian Werner * EMC.Ver #3.2 ] -- > > Hi, > > I am a very avid ELP fan and heard about your new 2CD release by > ELP due out on > August 26th. I would very much like to know what material is going > to be included. I talked to The Artist Shop (I'm assuming they are > one of the suppliers of King Biscuit CDs) and they could not give > me any specifics because they had not yet received their promo > copy. Would you be able to provide me with any specifics??? I > would like to know if the November 1977 performance will be included > - this is the live Works Vol I / Vol II performance without the > orchestra, and it includes the following pieces: > > 1) Peter Gunn > 2) Tiger in a Spotlight > 3) C'est La Vie > 4) Piano Concerto #1 - 1st Movement > 5) Maple Leaf Rag > 6) The Enemy God... > 7) Watching Over You > 8) Pirates > 9) Fanfare for the Common Man > *** Yes you are right about the track listing. > Also, could you confirm the release date. **** August 26 so far > Please provide me with some feedback as soon as possible. > > Thanks, > Brian Werner > > E-mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org to answer your questions, please see above: Also a show from 1974 is going to include on the CD - the tracks are: Hoe Down Still, You Turn Me On Lucky Man Piano Improvisation Karn Evil 9 Also an interactive part on CDROM, with interviews, videos, and other stuff. thanks for your e-mail ------- FORWARD, End of original message ------- => The Krautrock-Page =================== From: sherpa[SMTP:email@example.com] hi Jim, I'm George and I'm the webmaster of the Krautrock-page. (I do not come from Koeln-ehrenfeld ;-) but I live close to it.....) I'm lucky that I found your Triumvirat-page and I already linked it as you can see: http://online-club.de/m3/sherpa/music/ it would be great if you put a link to it. TIA greetings from Duesseldorf George <-------------------- No Risk - No Fun <-------------------------------- sherpa \|/ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org @ @ Home: http://online-club.de/m3/sherpa/ -oOO-(_)-OOo- mailto:email@example.com Krautrock: http://online-club.de/m3/sherpa/music/ ----------------------> SAVE THE VINYL --------------------------------> [Editor's Note: I've added a link to your website, George ! Thanks for writing !] =>French "Spartacus" release ? ============================ From: A. Del Riccio[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Has anyone heard a French release of Spartacus. somebody told me that a label called PM from France is selling the piece of art. It's tempting but I would not like to have the same experience as the recent one with Tales. Thanks for info through this media or to email@example.com Alejandro Del Riccio [Editor's note: We are not currently aware of a French release, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist !] =>A Letter To Triumvirat ====================== From: "SMATHIS338" <SMATHIS338@prodigy.net> To: Jürgen Fritz Hans Bathelt Barry Palmer Hello from Memphis, Tennessee, where scores of music fans travel from across the world to pay homage today to Memphis' and the world's most famous singer, actor and musician, Elvis Presely. Today, twenty years ago, Elvis passed away. Twenty-two years ago, about this time of year, my girlfriend and I were walking up to the doors of the Auditorium North Hall, only to be met by a small sign taped on the glass that read "Triumvirat Show Cancelled". I was, to say the least, heartbroken. Later, I found out that the Guess Who were playing that same night at the Coliseum. Maybe that caused poor ticket sales. I guess I'll never know for sure. When attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, I met a classmate in music theory that introduced me to Illusions on a Double Dimple. The year was 1974 and I was entranced with music, lyrics and the production. Being a keyboardist, I guess you can imagine my enthusiasm concerning Triumvirat. Later in 1975, Spartacus appeared. I bought the album, took it directly to Layfayette's, an upper quality sound system store, posing to buy some of those eight-hundred dollar a pair speakers. I told the salesman that I would like to here this on those speakers. He consented, and as soon as "The Capital of Power" started, heads started turning and the sound room filled with people listening intensely, staring at me, holding the Spartacus cover. The Home Page is great and was very pleased to find it ! If a reunion happens, there will be a much bigger audience than you might expect. I listen to Triumvirat weekly. Even my seven year old daughter sings along with, "The Hazy Shades of Dawn". Thank you for sharing your talents with the world !! Sincerely, Scott Mathis SMathis338@Prodigy.Net =>Triumvirat: Come to Brazil ! ============================ From: firstname.lastname@example.org hello Russ, Congratulations for your work . The page is really great. First, tell Jürgen Fritz to come to Brazil if he plans to do a reunion. ELP is now on tour here for about 10 concerts, all sold out. Triumvirat is very popular here, all of their albums were released here. It's still very easy to find Spartacus CD in any record store here. There is also a compilation CD (it's a series called Gold Collection) of Triumvirat with songs from Spartacus, Old love dies Hard, Illusions. If you know how I could get a video, I would appreciate to know about it. Thanks, Luiz Ocatvio [Editor's Note: There is a scan of the cover of the Gold Collection in The Picture Gallery.] =>Fan from the Mid-70's ===================== From: David A Anderson[SMTP:email@example.com] I was ecstatic to find this newsletter!!!! I was a big fan of Triumvirat when they first toured with Fleetwood Mac in the Mid-70s! David A. Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org =>OUR German band Triumvirat ========================== From: Frankie, INTERNET:email@example.com Hi Russ, what an incredible work you've done on OUR German band Triumvirat. I was searching for various German bands such as Triumvirat, Lake and Snowball, when I just found your page. I'm sorry I can't help you with anything you already haven't on your pages. I just thought it's very interesting to see American fans do this job instead of those dumb ole Krauts (I really do think they are !). I first heard of "New Triumvirat" when releasing "The Hymn" which was actually one of my girlfriend's and mine first favorite songs at that time (I was 14 then !). Anyway, in case I could ever help you out with anything like translating from German etc., just lemme know ;-) Thanks for all the work you've done BTW, I've also done an appreciation page, but for the Australian Little River Band , it's at http://members.aol.com/TheLRB/ Al the best, Frankie [Editor's Note: I've added a link to your webpage !] =>King Biscuit CDs, etc. ====================== Jim, Russ, & TATW Readers, I had my advance order of King Biscuit's ELP GREATEST HITS LIVE 2CD in at CDNOW.COM and was surprised to find it shipped Aug 26 (release date) and received within a couple of days. For about $20 total cost you get over 100 minutes of live 1977 and 1974 ELP broadcast music plus the multimedia on the CDROM (disc two) which is a decent price considering what you get. The full listing/description is on the Artists Shop link (King Biscuit Flour Hour) which is much more current than www.king-biscuit.com. Right now CDNOW was less, but upon getting the CD I learned that King Biscuit has toll free 1-800-LIVECDS which might be slightly less depending on shipping. I called the number and asked about TRIUMVIRAT broadcast on 8/31/75. Unfortunately the lady sounded like you can only order what has been pressed to CDs (Uriah Heep, Rick Wakeman, Greg Lake are several choices also available). ELP tracks from 11/12/77 were at Wheeling, WV and from 3/7/74 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. A lot of tracks sounded like the live 3LP album after Brain Salad LP and the In Concert LP, but according to the dates of the tracks these are probably not just copies off the LPs. The 1977 tracks were after ELP dropped the Symphony so that the tracks are not on the Works Live CDs. The Pirates track is fantastic, Karn Evil 9 is the full 34 minute version, Piano Improvisation I is great, & in general, it is a nice companion to the Works Live 2 CD set. The multimedia would have been great except that almost everything is taken directly off the Welcome Back documentary video as far as interviews, music videos, etc. All album covers were presented, etc. If you don't have the Welcome Back video, you will appreciate the multimedia a lot more. Suzanne Ciani had her live CD also released Aug 26, but no multimedia like on her last two CDs unfortunately. Since the local library has her CD and the Uriah Heep King Biscuit CD on order, I will hold off on getting these right away. It would be nice if we could get King Biscuit to issue the TRIUMVIRAT broadcast from 8/31/75 on CD or a cassette. Hope to see some of you Sept 21 at the FOX in St. Louis for ELP. I got 4th row center stage by being in the first 25 Internet browsers to buy tickets prior to general sales. >From a longtime Emerson, Fritz, Wakeman, keyboard fan in St. Louis, firstname.lastname@example.org [Editor's Note: I'm jealous ! ELP won't be coming anywhere near me this time around. Enjoy it for me !] =>CD's on the Internet comparison chart ===================================== From: Dirk Evans <email@example.com> If anybody is interested I have compiled an Excel spreadsheet this weekend of some music titles. If needed, I can export it to a text file. Far and away the best source that I have found is www.cdplus.com (out of California). They beat everyone's prices on practically every title by large margins in most cases. For me, the next best source seems to be www.telecd.com. They have the rest of the titles that www.cdplus.com is missing from their catalog (and at better prices than domestic import CD distributors). They offer free shipping for orders over $200, otherwise the shipping is a flat $11. So, if anyone wants to add some titles to my order, then you can avoid the otherwise exorbitant shipping charge. later, ------------------------------------------------ Dirk Evans Data Research Associates Software Development (314)432-1100x234 firstname.lastname@example.org http://dirk.dra.com =>One Way Records suggestions =========================== From: Dirk Evans <email@example.com> One Way Records has an online form to submit suggestions for titles that you would like for them to release on CD. Below is a list that I submitted and their response. I thought that I had a link to One-Way Records on my Music page, but it's not there. There is a One-Way page at http://www.aent.com/oneway/index.html but it does not have the form that I filled out. I may have got there from http://www.artist-shop.com ---------- From: Terry Wachsmuth[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 1997 8:42 AM To: Dirk Evans Subject: RE: WWW Form Submission We will be releasing Bloodrock 3, along with Bloodrock USA & Bloodrock Live sometime in 1998. ---------- From: Dirk Evans To: terwac; list Subject: WWW Form Submission Date: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 3:38PM Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by Dirk Evans (email@example.com) on Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 08:37:04 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Message: Jan Akkerman - Tabernacle Amboy Dukes - Marriage on the Rocks Ambrosia - Ambrosia Ambrosia - Somewhere I've Never Travelled Atlanta Rhythm Section - Red Tape Bloodrock - 3 Billy Cobham - Magic Curt Cress Clan Earthquake - Earthquake (w/ Things) Allan Holdsworth - Road Games Hudson Ford - Free Spirit Illinois Speed Press - Illinois Speed Press Steve Khan - Tightrope Mahogany Rush - IV Mahogany Rush - World Anthem McDonald & Giles Passport - Iguacu, Cross-Colateral, etc... Rarebird - As Your Mind Flies By Rarebird - Epic Forest Rarebird - Somebody's Watching Lee Ritenour - Captain Fingers Lee Ritenour - Captain's Journey Michael Stanley - Rosewood Bitters Michael Stanley - Friends and Legends Steelers Wheel - S/T , Ferguslie Park,... Streetwalkers - Red Card, Vicious but Fair, ... Snowball - Defroster Strawbs - Ghosts Triumvirat - Spartacus Wishbone Ash - Nouveau Calls Gary Wright - Extraction Gary Wright - Footprint Gary Wright - Wonderwall (unreleased?) =>Venezuela Triumvirat Fan ======================== From: Mile Ostojich, INTERNET:firstname.lastname@example.org Hi! What a nice surprise, I just recently found Triumvirat homepage. Now you can add Venezuela to your country list. Mile Ostojich =>Wow! ====== From: Caramanico@aol.com Subject: WOW! I don't have anything to add - it's just great to find out that this website is out there. I am the only person I know of that ever even heard of Triumvirat! =>Fan from the Beginning ================== From: EloyProd@aol.com[SMTP:EloyProd@aol.com] I'm a huge Triumvirat fan since the very beginning. Glad to have found this web-site. My name is John Szatai. My e-mail address is: Eloy Prod.@aol.com =>Glad to read about them ================== From: Carlos Ezcurra[SMTP:email@example.com] I liked you "Triumvirat Home Page" very much. It is really very well done. I loved reading about them again. Rael =>ELP Tribute Site ============= From: INTERNET:firstname.lastname@example.org Russ, I've long been a fan of Triumvirat. I wish I could get some of the albums on CD. I'd love to hear "Illusions" without all the pops of a 20-something year old album. The reason I am dropping you a note is to make you aware of my web site. I am a long time ELP fan and have put together an ELP page. Take a look and let me know what you think. I'm still working on some graphics. Thanks Harry T -- Suffering in silence, they've all been betrayed. They hurt them and they beat them, in a terrible way, Praying for survival at the end of the day. There is no compassion for those who stay.
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=>Marillion North American Tour ============================= Marillion is now on tour in North America. Here is their tour schedule: Mon, Sep 1 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Thu, Sep 4 Toronto, Canada - The Government Fri, Sep 5 Quebec City - Salle Albert Rousseau Sat, Sep 6 Montreal, QC - Le Spectrum Tue, Sep 9 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place Wed, Sep 10 Sommerville, MA - Sommerville Theatre Thu, Sep 11 New York, NY - Irving Plaza Sat, Sep 13 S. Amboy, NJ - Club Bene Mon, Sep 15 Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere Tue, Sep 16 Philadelphia, PA - TLA Thu, Sep 18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's Fri, Sep 19 Cleveland, OH - The Odeon Sat, Sep 20 Pontiac, MI - 7th House Sun, Sep 21 Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Tue, Sep 23 Chicago, IL - Park West Sat, Sep 27 Mexico City - National Auditorium For details and ticket information: www.marillion.com =>Neil Peart's daughter dies in auto accident =============================== From the Toronto Star: "Rush drummer Neil Peart's 19-year-old daughter Selena Taylor died in a single-car crash on the weekend (Sun. August 10th). The Toronto resident was driving her 1997 Jeep westbound on the 401 east of Cobourg at 1:20 pm Sunday when the vehicle left the highway, rolling over several times before landing in the median, Ontario Provincial Police say. They continue to investigate. The group's record company, Anthem, declined comment except to confirm the tragedy." We at TATW wish to express our condolences to the Peart family in the light of this tragedy. For those who may be interested, a trust fund has been established in Selena's name. Here is the information, from the Rush website, A Show of Fans: "In response to the recent passing of Selena Taylor, Neil Peart's daughter, the Selena Taylor Trust Fund has been set up in her name. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to the "Selena Taylor Foundation" and send it to: Selena Taylor Trust Fund 189 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario CANADA M5A 2K7 "Cards may also be send to the above address. Please, no packages. Additionally, SRO/Anthem has requested that no phone calls be made to the office. "Thank you for your support of the Rush family during these difficult times. Sincerely, Steve Streeter, Mandy Streeter and Chad Hutchinson (A Show of Fans) "The above information is also available at http://www.ASOF.com" =>Yes prepares for 1997 tour with new band members ====================================== The long awaited new Yes album and tour appears to be coming together. Yes has announced that they have added a sixth member to the band, Billy Sherwood, who has been working with Yes and World Trade previously (he mixed the studio tracks on the Keys to Ascension album, as well as co-wrote songs such as "The More We Live, Let Go" from the Union album.) Also announced, is a new keyboard player, Igor "Ivan" Khoroshev, who has been working with the band on a new studio album to be released next spring. Alan White describes Ivan's style as a cross between Rick Wakeman and Keith Jarrett. Concert dates for the first month of the tour have been announced. The band will be rehearsing during September. The dates announced so far are listed below. For more information, TATW suggests the websites listed after the tourdates. 10/17 Hartford, CT - Meadows (on sale 9/12) 10/18 Boston, MA - Orpheum (on sale 9/13) 10/19 Boston, MA - Orpheum (on sale 9/13) 10/21 Albany, NY - Palace 10/22 FairFax, VA - Patriot Center (on sale 9/12) 10/24 Philly, PA - Tower (on sale 9/12) 10/25 Philly, PA - Tower (on sale 9/12) 10/29 New York, NY - Beacon (on sale 9/15) 10/30 New York, NY - Beacon (on sale 9/15) 11/2 Pittsburgh, PA - Palumbo 11/3 Detroit, MI - Fox 11/7 Toronto, ONT - Massey Hall 11/8 Quebec, QUE - Colisee 11/10 Montreal, QUE - Molson Center Suggested Yes websites: Notes From The Edge http://www.wilmington.net/yes Yes Magazine http://www.yesmag.com Yesworld http://www.yesworld.com =>October release of new Yes album planned =============================== Keys to Ascension II, the next release from Yes, is tentatively scheduled for an October 22nd street date. The album's debut will coincide with the group's Fall/Winter North American tour. The 2 CD set will include one disc of live material from the San Luis Obispo, California concerts of 1996, and a second disc of new studio material that was recorded with Rick Wakeman in November of last year. The expected track list, follows: Disc One: Going for the One Turn of the Century Close to the Edge Time and a Word And You and I I've Seen All Good People Disc Two: Children of Light Lightening Footprints Mind Drive To the Power Sign Language The album will be released on Purple Pyramid, a division of Cleopatra Records. =>ELP/King Biscuit CD demand underestamated ========================================= The Artist Shop has reported that King Biscuit has apparently underestimated the demand for the new ELP/King Biscuit CD. Not enough were printed in the first run to meet the demand. It seems that many stores have not recieved their shipments of the discs yet, as a result. So, if you have pre-ordered the album, and are wondering what the status is, this may answer your question. Why the demand ? ELP seems to be enjoying a renaissance in popularity these days. Last year's tour with Jethro Tull, followed by another tour this year has helped to put them back in the spotlight. It seems that the more time that bands allow between tours and albums, the less sucessful they tend to be (minus the exceptions, like Pink Floyd.) Rumors ? According to Gary Davis at The Artist Shop, "...rumors are running rampant that the next album in the works is going to be a concept album and a return to the old way of doing things and that they plan to resurrect their old Manticore label. Actually these rumors are 100% true having been confirmed to me by Keith's personal manager, Will Alexander."
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