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#82230 - Fri, 25 Sep 2009 22:19:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Oh, yes it is, and to say otherwise means you're clearly talking out of your behind.

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#82231 - Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:03:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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That may well be so - but it is my behind, and it is entitled to an opinion !!

Blessed are the cheesemakers..

on topic - In Tua Nua, the long acre

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#82232 - Sat, 26 Sep 2009 00:11:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Quote:
Originally posted by SlowMo':
That may well be so - but it is my behind, and it is entitled to an opinion !!
Errm. Quite.

smile

And on that bum note, I'm gone, gone, gone for the weekend.

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#82233 - Sat, 26 Sep 2009 01:09:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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I love "Kind of Blue" too.
It's not over-dramatic for me to call it a "life-changing" album.
I feel I learned SO much about music just from taking that one in.
Just felt I had to say so. laugh

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#82234 - Wed, 30 Sep 2009 17:49:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Today I'm listening to the new remaster of The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album.

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#82235 - Thu, 01 Oct 2009 03:09:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Paul Hitchcock:
Today I'm listening to the new remaster of The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album.

smile
Fantastic album. Had to reach the age of 42 before I discovered the quality of it biglaugh

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#82236 - Fri, 02 Oct 2009 23:50:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Today, it's 'Steve Ferrone's Farm Fur. More Head' (my first download experience through Amazon - eek ). An excellent live album following up from 2003's 'It Up' by one of the world's top drummers.

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#82237 - Sat, 03 Oct 2009 00:45:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Today it's October's confirmed concerts, so...

Little Boots

VNV Nation

Peter Murphy

Chappie smile

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#82238 - Tue, 06 Oct 2009 01:23:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Nancy Sinatra - the 2004 (?) comeback album.

Elvis Costello - "Goodbye Cruel World" cassette.

The Church - numerous tracks, on my nostalgia trip wink

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#82239 - Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:24:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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I've been listening the past couple of days to U2's rather excellent latest album 'No Line On the Horizon'.

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#82240 - Fri, 09 Oct 2009 23:31:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Glenn:
I love "Kind of Blue" too.
It's not over-dramatic for me to call it a "life-changing" album.
I feel I learned SO much about music just from taking that one in.
Just felt I had to say so. laugh
Is that the Miles Davis album? I got that for £3 in Asda - and it's excellent, also got Psychedelic Furs in same price & range. :p

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#82241 - Sat, 10 Oct 2009 00:55:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Yeah, that's the one (Miles Davis).
£3 is a bargain, mine was $6.99 I think, but that was years ago now. Constantly inspiring IMHO.

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#82242 - Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:18:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Listening to " Monamania " by CRM 114

EXCELLENT!!!

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#82243 - Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:48:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Thanks frood!

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#82244 - Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:25:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Today it's Duran Duran 'Liberty', and in preparation for seeing them live next week, Spandau Ballet's excellent 'Heart Like A Sky' album.

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#82245 - Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:00:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Not mentioned them before. but i love BIG STAR and was playing them last nite. They have a new box set out on the rather cool Rhino label - hang on will fetch link:-

Big Star inspired a fevered allegiance among fans of power pop, giving rise to a cult of believers who spent decades spreading the gospel. Their enthusiasm turned this obscure Memphis pop band-one that got little airplay, sold few records, and only played a handful of times- into a remarkable rock and roll resurrection story. Big Star's trek from obscure Memphis band to standard bearers for an entire genre of music has never been fully mapped-until now. Rhino presents the definitive look at the definitive power-pop band with a four-disc boxed set divided between key cuts from Big Star's three studio albums and unreleased music. KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY will be available September 15 from Rhino Records at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com, for a suggested list price of $69.98 (physical), it will also be available as a digital release the same day. A Deluxe Edition release of Chris Bell's solo album I Am The Cosmos is due September 14 from Rhino Handmade.


KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY spans 1968 to 1975 and shows the progression of Big Star through selections from such studio precursors as Rock City and Icewater; music from Big Star's acclaimed recordings (#1 Record, Radio City, and Third/Sister Lovers); and relevant solo work by group principals Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, who formed Big Star in 1971 with bassist Andy Hummel and drummer Jody Stephens. The collection also uncovers a trove of unreleased demos, unused mixes, alternate versions of songs, and a 1973 concert recorded in Memphis.


In these 98 tracks you can hear what turned artists as diverse as Cheap Trick, R.E.M., and The Replacements into Big Star fans. Spotlighting the band's roots, the boxed set opens with several songs recorded before Big Star formed, including “Try Again,” one of the first songs Bell and Chilton wrote together. Those early cuts are followed by Big Star's 1972 debut #1 Record, reimagined here using a mix of album tracks and unreleased alternate mixes of favorites like “Thirteen,” “When My Baby's Beside Me,” and more. Among the disc's rarities are “Country Morn'” (issued as a flexi-disc single by a Big Star fanzine), the demo for “I Got Kinda Lost,” and an unreleased acoustic demo of Chilton singing Loudon Wainwright's “Motel Blues.”


Ardent Records, the band's label, experienced problems with distribution that hindered any chances at success for #1 Record. Its failure was a major blow to Bell, who quit the band to go solo. In 1974, the Alex Chilton-led Big Star regrouped and released Radio City, an album more attuned to the band's live energy that featured the power-pop confections “September Gurls” and “Back Of A Car.” The second disc of KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY opens with a trio of unreleased demos: “There Was A Light,” “What's Going Ahn,” and “Life Is White.” The original song sequence for Radio City follows, combining album versions with unreleased alternate mixes (“Way Out West” and “You Get What You Deserve.”) The disc features unissued versions of “She A Mover” and “Mod Lang,” several unreleased demos for Big Star's third album, plus Bell's acclaimed 1978 single “I Am The Cosmos” and its B-side “You And Your Sister.” Sadly, Bell died in a car accident a few months after the single's release.


When Big Star reconvened in 1975 to record Third/Sister Lovers, only Chilton and Stephens remained (Hummel left shortly before Radio City's release). Famed Memphis maverick Jim Dickinson was enlisted to supervise the recording, which languished on the shelf for years before its release in 1978. Despite its bleak timbre, wild dynamics, and fragility, the music possesses a startling grace. KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY's third disc opens with seven demos (most previously unreleased) for songs that appear on Third/Sister Lovers, including “Jesus Christ,” “Take Care,” and “Holocaust.” Among the album's 19 songs collected here is “For You,” “Kizza Me,” and “Kanga Roo.” Also featured is “Lovely Day,” an early, unreleased version of “Stroke It Noel” with different lyrics; Chilton vamping with photographer Bill Eggleston at the piano for Nat King Cole's “Nature Boy” and a raucous cover of The Kinks' “Till The End Of The Day.”


The collection's final disc contains unreleased highlights from three sets Big Star performed at Lafayette's Music Room in Memphis in January 1973. It is the best live recording ever of the band. The show captures Chilton, Hummel, and Stephens playing many of the songs on #1 Record, which had just recently been released. The set list includes a retooled version of “ST 100/6” lengthened by both guitar and drum solos (with a middle eight heisted from the Rock City song “The Preacher.”) Also in the repertoire are “There Was A Light” and “I Got Kinda Lost.” In addition, the concert includes fully formed versions of several songs recorded later for Radio City: “Back Of A Car,” “Way Out West,” “O My Soul,” and a particularly rocking “She's A Mover.” Those originals are mixed with a selection of covers: Todd Rundgren's “Slut,” T. Rex's “Baby Strange,” The Kinks' “Come On Now,” and The Flying Burrito Brothers' “Hot Burrito #2.”


The lavish packaging for KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY includes extensive liner notes, rare and never-before-seen photos, and insightful essays about the cult of Big Star and the band's history. In the notes, Stephens reflects on the band's belated triumph. “Sure, it would've been nice to have been huge at the time. But, here we are, 30 years later, and Big Star is still playing, our music is turning up in movie soundtracks, and young people are still excited to discover the records. I mean, if that isn't success, I don't know what is"
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#82246 - Tue, 20 Oct 2009 02:12:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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A friend has burned me the new Echo & The Bunnymen album "The Fountain". :p

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#82247 - Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:59:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Woo hoo! Heard Reap the Wild Wind on the radio during the ride to work this morning. We have a local altenative radio station that has a "New Wave Wednesday" show in the morning. This makes 3 Ultravox songs in 3 months!

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#82248 - Thu, 22 Oct 2009 08:23:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Listening to EDITOR's new album. Absolutely great!

Pls. watch their single Papillon on YouTube...

A whole song based on a single synth-riff and it sounds so damned cool...

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#82249 - Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:32:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Andi,

Editors are terrific. Saw them live last month...brilliant. Gotta get their new one.

I'm listening to Oxygene...

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#82250 - Tue, 27 Oct 2009 21:41:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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The Lament remaster & an excellent debut album by an artist I have "met" via facebook :

Maxi Dunn - "Welcome To Soonville". cool

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#82251 - Wed, 28 Oct 2009 06:25:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Wild Beasts - All The King's Men...just caught them on Jools Holland! smile

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#82252 - Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:51:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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"Staring At The Sea" / "early B-sides" - The Cure. :p

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#82253 - Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:44:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Cover versions from the Electro 80s forum of various 80s hits, including an excellent version of "Sleepwalk" & right now - a live version of "Vienna". cool Great tunes as a former RH colleague of mine would say!! biglaugh

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#82254 - Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:51:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Have dug out the Vitamain Z 1985 album 'Rites of Passage' (which is being re-issued on 9th November it seems) and giving that a listen. it now sounds a bit dated after all these years, but still some very good stuff on there.

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#82255 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:43:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Erasure - Best Of and Muse - The Resistance wink

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#82256 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:39:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

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#82257 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:51:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Pink Floyd - Animals.

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#82258 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:05:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Marillion - Less is More

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#82259 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:25:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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I'm going to spend the next few days listening to tunes from the late 30s/early 40s for a Remembrance Sunday programme I'm presenting on RH.

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#82260 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 19:01:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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For the first time, Billy Currie 'Keys and The Fiddle'. So far, so good.

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#82261 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 21:14:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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The Best of A Flock of Seagulls

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#82262 - Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:22:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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The Covers Collection

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#82263 - Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:55:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Woke up listening to Dancing With Tears In My Eyes on my Radio Alarm, Great start to a new day smile

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#82264 - Fri, 30 Oct 2009 20:55:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Bowie's Buddha of Suburbia and Kraftwerk's remasters on rotation (except for The Mix - never liked it).

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#82265 - Fri, 30 Oct 2009 22:30:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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I was shouting out requests to a mate on YouTube:

"Baked Jam Roll In Your Eye" - Timebox (1968).

This is the only one I can recall now; an excellent soul / psychedelic / pop band from Southport, England in the 1960s. Do try and check them out and /or buy their compilation. :p

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#82266 - Sat, 31 Oct 2009 17:40:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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A selection of covers on the Electro 80s forum. Fantastic tunes. cool God - what is wrong with my spelling today?!!! bemused biglaugh

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#82267 - Sun, 01 Nov 2009 01:12:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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The Fixx on Spotify....loads of stuff streamed down the line....wicked!

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#82268 - Sun, 01 Nov 2009 23:48:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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The new Mesh cd - A Perfect Solution

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#82269 - Mon, 02 Nov 2009 05:56:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker Version wink

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#82270 - Tue, 03 Nov 2009 00:25:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Suzanne Vega - 'Songs in Red and Gray'.

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#82271 - Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:51:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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"The Bushes Scream While My Daddy Prunes" - The Very Things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VoesL6Aefo

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#82272 - Tue, 03 Nov 2009 07:30:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Kraftwerk - Autobahn wink

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#82273 - Tue, 03 Nov 2009 10:47:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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"Houses Of The Holy" - Led Zep.

"The Fountain" - Echo & The Bunnymen.

"Staring At The Sea" - The Cure.

"Best Of Iggy Pop double cd".

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#82274 - Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:34:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Today it's John Foxx and Robin Guthrie's excellent 'Mirrorball' album.

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#82275 - Tue, 03 Nov 2009 19:00:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Was giving Vienna a whirl earlier & will give RIE a spin later.

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#82276 - Tue, 03 Nov 2009 19:56:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Florence and The Machine - Lungs, courtesy of my daughter sneaking it into the car earlier. smile

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#82277 - Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:00:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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This morning in the car - Monument album! J laugh

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#82278 - Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:06:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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Strangely enough Jus - I travelled on the tube last night......& didn't hear anything!! wink

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#82279 - Wed, 04 Nov 2009 01:18:00 Re: What are you listening to now?
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No tinny iPod speakers from kiddies who can't speak the Queen's English? Were you in another country / parallel universe, Snashter ?! wink :p

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