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Dr. Bruford's doctoral research. Heady stuff.
In respect of domain-level innovation,
ER appreciates but doesn’t like the most recent developments,
finding much contemporary performance simultaneously
‘mind-blowing’ and unlistenable, and possibly inappropriate:(ER 580).All the pioneering work that drummers have done in terms of metric modulation,
superimposition, and then you know like the mind-blowing stuff which Weckl and Vinnie
did which then led to…when I hear what Chris Dave is doing now I’m fascinated by it,
I appreciate it intellectually. Do I want to hear it again? No, I can barely make it through
a whole performance
Bill Bruford Box Set soon to be released, yay!
Containing the collected works of Bruford on one extraordinary 6cd/2dvd-a box set, Seems Like A Lifetime Ago is a magnificent testament to one of the UK's most inventive and important Progressive Fusion bands.
Featuring 2017 remastered versions of the albums Feels Good To Me (1978), One Of A Kind (1979), The Bruford Tapes (1979), and Gradually Going Tornado (1980), the set additionally includes the previously unreleased Live At The Venue, 1980 and the highly sought after 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions (also from 1980).
Showcasing the prodigious talents of Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart, the late Allan Holdsworth (who the album is dedicated to), Jeff Berlin and The 'Unknown' John Clark, the set includes a 16 page colour booklet (with band interviews and an essay written by Sid Smith), a reproduction concert poster, two black and white photo prints of the band, and a signed and numbered certificate of authentication.
Feels Good To Me and One Of A Kind are available on both remastered CD and DVD-a, the latter featuring 2017 5.1 mixes by Jakko Jakszyk.
N.B. The box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies globally.
Produced by Bill Bruford and presented in a 12” box, four gatefold sleeves contain two discs each:
- DVD-A 1: Feels Good To Me: 5.1 surround sound and original 1978 mix remastered
- CD 1: 2017 remix from original masters
- DVD-A 2: One of a Kind: 5.1 surround sound and original 1979 mix remastered.
- CD 2: 2017 remix from original masters
- Previously unreleased outtake of Five G
- CD 3: Gradually Going Tornado: remaster
- CD 4: The Bruford Tapes: remaster
- Bonus track: Manacles
- CD 5: Live at the Venue (previously unreleased and recorded in London in 1980).
- CD 6: The 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions (previously unreleased and featuring eighteen rehearsal sketches of material earmarked for a Gradually Going Tornado follow-up).
- 16 page 12” Booklet
- Sid Smith essay with new interviews with producer, engineer, band members, eyewitnesses and others.
- Previously unseen archive visual material.
- Complete band date sheet with contemporary critical reaction.
- 2 x black and white 10” x 8” band photos.
- 1 x A3 size colour poster accompanying ‘Live at the Venue’.
- 1 x signed numbered certificate of authentication
Think about how audacious it was for him to leave Yes, then to Crimson, then to his own band, with Berlin and Holdsworth, and the odd Peacock...
And make it all work!
And make it all work!
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