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Catching Fire

Posted by The Xinlo , Nov 26 2013 · 98 views

My god what was that
 
 
that was the best movie I have seen in a very, very long time. A long time ago I wistfully prayed for a movie that would follow the book word-for-word, and though it's been a while since I read it, I cannot think of anywhere it fell short.
 
It was everything I had wanted it to be, and twice as good as the first one (which I thought was amazing). My singular gripe is so minor it almost doesn't even factor, but Johanna's hair was short and almost buzzed if I'm recalling the book correctly (which I may not be) and that was not the case.
 
But man. I am definitely seeing that again.


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Inspirational Musicians #1: Top Female Vocalists

Posted by The Xinlo , Nov 20 2013 · 101 views

So yeah I'm gonna do this thing where I list not necessarily my favourite musicians, or individuals that I think are the best, but more ones that inspire me personally, who got me reaching for higher things as a musician and who motivate me to do better. Again, not the best, not even always my favourites, just people whose playing/writing/even personality inspires me.

Today I'm gonna start with women singers, and I'll go to males ad other instruments on other days.

so here we go (this was going to be a top 5 list but after going through my music I realized 1) I don't know a whole ton of female singers and 2) only two of them really inspired me):

1. Simone Simons from symphonic metal band Epica:

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Mrs. Simons is one of the most amazing singers I've ever had the pleasure of hearing, who fronts a band that is sadly inconsistent in its material quality. The songs are often dull or blur together, and they have a style they rarely depart from. That said, Simons' voice is automatically the high point of any of them, her being able to shift from a straightforward, somewhat poppy voice to an articulated operatic one and down again to harder edged tone. She's basically the voice I would choose if I could to front a band. She also happens to be my mental image of a perfect-looking woman brought to life and one of my very few celebrity crushes but shhhhh

2. Sonja Kristina from progressive rock band Curved Air:

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Curved Air never really got anywhere. They put out seven studio albums of varying quality, but never caught on. They shook up the prog rock scene of the 70's by first having a female lead (which was really weird for such a nerdy genre) and second using a fiddle alongside traditional rock instruments, and giving it the spotlight. A lot of their stuff is pretty dull to me, but they have two exceptional albums, and Kristina delivers the vocals in some strange mix of operatic, spoken word, whispered and almost sultry styles. I really haven't heard anything else like this band or anyone else that sounds like her, able to soar through a ballad or seductively croon through a ten minute epic. Also she's one of my 14 followers on twitter which is pretty sweet.

So yeah I really wanted there to be more, and Amy Lee of Evanescence aswell as Tarja Turunen were both considerations but in the end it was really just these two that got to me the most. I don't expect many to know who they are though lol


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sad garbage

Posted by The Xinlo , Nov 07 2013 · 225 views

sad garbage


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wow

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 23 2013 · 122 views

I started my frst blog fad!

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I've been on this site for nine years and this is my greatest contribution.


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top ten character crushes

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 21 2013 · 206 views

I'm in one of those moods. :P in no particular order:

1. Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter)
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2. B'Elanna Torres (Star Trek: Voyager)
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3. Jadzia Dax (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
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4. Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
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5. Dr. Janet Fraiser (Stargate SG-1)
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6. Felicity Smoak (Arrow)
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7. Malcom Reynolds (Firefly)
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8. Richard Castle (Castle)
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9. Captain hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
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10. Hermes (Percy Jackson)
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so yeah love all these characters so much

(also everyone does this it isn't creepy right???)


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so I made star trek ships in LDD

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 19 2013 · 91 views

yeah look: CLICK THIS

As my good friend takal likes to point out, it is an odd looking ship, but anyone familiar with the design of the Excelsior Class should see the resemblance :P

I've got a TOPIC for them aswell, with more pics and reference images.

Like?


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this happened tonight

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 17 2013 · 157 views

[11:49:37 PM] Magical Wonderprince: man just got back from an awesome concert

[11:50:14 PM] Magical Wonderprince: a really top-notch band that covers a large selection of Canadian music

[11:51:17 PM] Magical Wonderprince: I was really looking forward to hearing Rush, The Guess Who and Shania Twain (for old time's sake) as they were all featured in the promotional video I saw before going.

[11:51:46 PM] Magical Wonderprince: and like the entire show happens and it's amazing but still none of them appeared until the very end where they said

[11:52:35 PM] Magical Wonderprince: "Okay now, this next band we can't possibly ignore. They're one of the most successful bands in Canadian history, and right now one of the biggest bands in the world. We can't leave without doing one of their songs..."

[11:52:45 PM] Magical Wonderprince: and I though wooooooooo Rush!

[11:52:59 PM] Magical Wonderprince: and then "Ladies and gentlemen, this band is called..."

[11:53:03 PM] Magical Wonderprince: "NICKELBACK!"


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Thaaaaank yooooooou

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 16 2013 · 148 views

DeeVee you are my hero


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Want

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 13 2013 · 103 views

Stargate Complete Series Boxset


I just finihsed season one and am officially hooked on the show, and this box set is only $70... and I have $30 in gift card money too. Was going to buy a few more Voyager seasons with that money but this is such a deal (I mean Trek series collections are are generally $400, for only 7 seasons to boot).

Should I do it?


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Stargate

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 08 2013 · 139 views

Any fans lurking around here? I just started watching SG-1 (after years of curiosity I finally saw it on TV at the dentist lol). I've only seen six episodes at this point but I'm pretty much sold on it. The whole cast is just great. Even Hammond who seems like your typical american stereotype general turned out to be a cool dudebro.


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the saddest song

Posted by The Xinlo , Aug 02 2013 · 64 views




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Feeling Sorry For Myself

Posted by The Xinlo , Jul 31 2013 · 73 views

seriously I need to make it to brickfair next year. or comicon. or both.

but probably neither because tuition fees. :(


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Finally

Posted by The Xinlo , Jul 28 2013 · 69 views

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I found one! A good one, too.


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wow... hi

Posted by The Xinlo , Jul 21 2013 · 98 views

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well... hey BZP. It's been almost two months since I used this blog. jeez.
 
so uh, what's happening? A lot of the familiar faces around here seem to be gone as of late, so I'm not even sure anyone I know is still blogging here.
 
Not a whole lot's up with me except that I finally downloaded LDD and made an awesome (IMO) lego Excelsior Class starship which I intended to buy before realizing that service is no longer offered. :(
 
aside from that been playing Star Trek Online and just been all-around Trek obsessed recently. Rewatched some of DS9, all of Enterprise, and some of Voyager. and yeah nothing else really is new.
 
oh no wait I got into college for music too. lol I legitimately forgot about that. Gonna be starting in september as a bass player (switched from guitar two weeks before my audition).
 
so yeah, just figured I should update this thing a bit after two months.
 
 

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My Crew

Posted by The Xinlo , May 10 2013 · 41 views

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So yeah, I downloaded this game finally and it's been really great so far. Graphics are a bit less awesome than I expected but oh well. Anyway I just took screenshots and GIMP'd around with them and made some images, so here we are:

Here's my bridge crew so far, consisting of (left to right), Ensign Eyra Sar (Trill), Captain Thomas Nathan "Manatee" Xin (Human), Ensign R'Shee (Andorian), and Ensign Jhril (Andorian):

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and here's my ship, the U.S.S. Nelson, NCC-93403, Miranda class variant:

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Most likely will be upgrading ship class soon to something more practical like a Constitution refit or something, and equip more than two phaser banks and a torpedo launcher, but this one's served me well thus far.

so yeah fun stuff.



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The Person That Is Xinlo

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Name: Lachlan

Age: Nineteen

Country: Canada

Hobbies: Guitar, Bass Music, Drawing, Drafting, Lego, Model Kits, Internet, Xbox, My Little Pony

Genres: Thrash Metal, Progressive Rock/Metal, Alternative Rock, Blues, Jazz Fusion, Classical, Solo Piano

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Albums Owned (Hard Copies)

Aerosmith:
-Permanent Vacation
-Pump (Vinyl)


The Alan Parsons Project:
-Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
-I-Robot (Vinyl)
-Pyramid (Vinyl)
-Eve (Vinyl)
-Eve
-The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Vinyl)
-Eye In The Sky (Vinyl)
-Ammonia Avenue (Vinyl)
-Vulture Culture (Vinyl)
-Stereotomy (Vinyl)
-Gaudi (Vinyl)


The All-American Rejects:
-The All-American Rejects
-Move Along
-Kids In The Street (Deluxe)


Alter Bridge:
-AB III
-Fortress


Anathema:
-Judgement
-A Fine Day To Exit
-A Natural Disaster


Anthrax:
-Spreading The Disease
-Among The Living
-Persistence Of Time
-Worship Music
-Worship Music (Orange Vinyl)
-Anthems


Art Of Dying:
-Vices And Virtues

Asia:
-Heat Of The Moment (Single, Vinyl)
-Asia (Vinyl)
-Alpha (Vinyl)
-Astra (Vinyl)
-Then & Now
-XXX (Vinyl)


Avenged Sevenfold:
-City Of Evil
-Nightmare (2LP Vinyl)
-Hail To The King


Avril Lavigne:
-Let Go
-The Best D*** Thing (Japanese Import)


The Beatles:
-Rubber Soul (Vinyl)
-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Vinyl)
-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Cassette)
-Abbey Road (Vinyl)


Billy Talent:
-Billy Talent
-Billy Talent II
-Billy Talent III
-Dead Silence


Black Sabbath
-Paranoid (Vinyl)
-Vol. 4
-Greatest Hits, 1970 - 1978
-13


Boston:
-Boston (Vinyl)
-Boston
-Amanda (Single, Vinyl)
-Third Stage (Cassette)
-Walk On (Cassette)


Breaking Benjamin:
-We Are Not Alone
-Phobia
-Dear Agony


Bruce Dickinson:
-Tattooed Millionaire (Cassette Tape)

Camel:
-Mirage (Vinyl)
-Moonmadness (Vinyl)
-Breathless (Vinyl)
-Stationary Traveller (Vinyl)
-Nude (Vinyl)
-The Single Factor (Vinyl)


Chris de Burgh:
-The Getaway (Vinyl)

Chris Squire:
-Fish Out Of Water (Vinyl)

Coheed & Cambria:
-In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume One - From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume Two - No World For Tomorrow
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume Two - No World For Tomorrow (Vinyl)
-Year Of The Black Rainbow
-The Afterman: Ascension
-The Afterman: Ascension (Vinyl)
-The Afterman: Descension
-The Afterman (Silver/Gold Vinyl)


Death Angel:
-Act III
-The Dream Calls For Blood (2LP Vinyl)


Deep Purple:
-Machine Head (Vinyl)
-Machine Head
-Deepest Purple: The Absolute Best Of Deep Purple


Dennis DeYoung:
-Desert Moon (Vinyl)

Dio:
-Holy Diver
-Sacred Heart (Vinyl)
-Master Of The Moon (Picture Vinyl)


Dire Straits
-Love Over Gold (Vinyl)

Disturbed:
-Ten Thousand Fists
-The Lost Children


Dream Theater:
-When Dream And Day Unite
-Images And Words
-Images And Words (Cassette)
-Awake
-A Change Of Seasons [EP]
-Falling Into Infinity
-Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
-Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
-Train Of Thought
-Octavarium
-Black Clouds & Silver Linings (3-Disc Special Edition)
-A Dramatic Turn Of Events (Special Edition DVD)
-A Dramatic Turn Of Events (2LP Vinyl)
-Dream Theater
-Dream Theater (2LP Vinyl)

 
Electric Light Orchestra:
-Discovery (Vinyl)
-Out Of The Blue (2LP Vinyl)


Emerson, Lake & Palmer:
-Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Vinyl)
-Tarkus (Vinyl)
-Trilogy (Vinyl)
-Brain Salad Surgery (Vinyl)
-Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends - Ladies And Gentlemen (3LP Vinyl)
-Works: Volume 1 (2LP Vinyl)
-Works: Volume 2 (Vinyl)


Fates Warning:
-No Exit (Cassette Tape)

Foreigner:
-Foreigner (Vinyl)
-Double Vision (Vinyl)
-4 (Vinyl)


Genesis:
-Trespass (Vinyl)
-Nursery Cryme (Vinyl)
-Foxtrot (Vinyl)
-Genesis Live (Vinyl)
-Selling England By The Pound (Vinyl)
-The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (2LP Vinyl)
-A Trick Of The Tail (Vinyl)
-Wind & Wuthering (Vinyl)
-...And Then There Were Three... (Vinyl)
-Misunderstanding (Single, Vinyl)
-Duke (Vinyl)
-Abacab (Vinyl)
-Genesis (Vinyl)
-Invisible Touch (Vinyl)
-Invisible Touch (Cassette)
-We Can't Dance (Cassette)
-Calling All Stations


Godsmack:
-The Oracle

Green Day:
-American Id**t

The Guess Who:
-The Greatest Of The Guess Who (Vinyl)

H*** Or Highwater:
-Begin Again

Iron Maiden:
-The Number Of The Beast (Remastered)
-Piece Of Mind (Remastered)
-Piece Of Mind (Vinyl)
-Powerslave (Picture Vinyl)
-Live After Death (2LP Picture Vinyl)
-Somewhere In Time (Cassette)
-Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Cassette)
-Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Picture Vinyl)
-Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989
-The Final Frontier
-The Final Frontier (2LP Vinyl Picture Disc)


Jethro Tull:
-Thick As A Brick (Vinyl)
-M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull (Vinyl)


Jimi Hendrix
-Winterland: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Journey:
-Infinity
-Evolution (Vinyl)
-Separate Ways (Single, Vinyl)
-Departure (Vinyl)


Judas Priest:
-Screaming For Vengeance (Vinyl)
-Turbo (Cassette)


Katatonia:
-Viva Emptiness (Vinyl)

King Crimson:
-In The Court Of The Crimson King (Vinyl)
-Starless And Bible Black (Vinyl)
-Larks' TOngues In Aspic (Vinyl)
-Discipline (Vinyl)
-Beat (Vinyl)


Lacuna Coil:
-Karmacode
-Dark Adrenaline
-Broken Crown Halo


Led Zeppelin:
-Led Zeppelin III (Cassette)
-Led Zeppelin IV


Lobate Scarp:
-Time And Space

Logan Carlstrom:
-Logan Carlstrom

Marillion:
-Garden Party Live (12-inch Single Vinyl)
-Brave (2LP Vinyl)
-Crash Course


The Mars Volta:
-De-Loused In The Comatorium
-Octahedron


The Mayfield Four:
-Second SKin

Meat Loaf:
-Bat Out Of H*** (Cassette)

Megadeth:
-Killing Is My Business... (Original Uncensored Vinyl)
-Killing Is My Business... (Remastered)
-Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (Remastered)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Remastered)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Vinyl)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Picture Vinyl)
-Rust In Peace
-Countdown To Extinction (Remastered)
-Youthanasia
-Youthanasia (Remastered)
-Hidden Treasures EP
-Cryptic Writings (Special Edition Cassette)
-Cryptic Writings (Remastered)
-Risk
-The World Needs A Hero
-United Abominations
-Endgame
-Th1rt3en
-Supercollider


Metal Church:
-The Human Factor
-This Present Wasteland


Metallica:
-Ride The Lightning
-Master Of Puppets
-Master Of Puppets (Picture Vinyl)
-...And Justice For All (2LP Vinyl)
-...And Justice For All
-Metallica (The Black Album)
-Load
-Reload
-S&M With the San-Francisco Orchestra (3LP Vinyl)
-St. Anger
-Death Magnetic
-Through The Never Live (Vinyl Single)
-Beyond Magnetic [EP]


Mika:
-Life In Cartoon Motion

Nazareth:
-Greatest Hits

Nightwish:
-Dark Passion Play
-Imaginaerum (2CD Special Edition)


Mike Oldfield:
-Tubular Bells (Vinyl)

Opeth:
-Heritage (Special Edition DVD)

Overkill:
-The Electric Age

Ozzy Osbourne:
-Blizzard Of Ozz
-No More Tears (Cassette)
-Ozzmosis

Albums Owned (Hard Copies; Cont.d)

Peter Gabriel:
-Peter Gabriel (Car) (Vinyl)
-Peter Gabriel (Security) (Vinyl)
-So (Vinyl)
-Shaking The Tree


Phil Collins:
-Face Value
-Face Value (Vinyl)
-No Jacket Required (Vinyl)
-Dance Into The Light
-Hits


Pink Floyd:
-Atom Heart Mother (Cassette)
-Meddle (Cassette)
-Dark Side Of The Moon (Vinyl)
-Wish You Were Here (Vinyl)
-Animals (Cassette)
-The Final Cut (Cassette)
-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (Cassette)
-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
-The Division Bell (Blue Cassette)
-The Division Bell (Blue Vinyl)


The Police:
-King Of Pain (Single, Vinyl)
-Synchronicity (Cassette)


Prism:
-Prism (Vinyl)
-See Forever Eyes (Vinyl)
-Armageddon (Vinyl)


Queen:
-Sheer Heart Attack (Vinyl)
-Under Pressure (Single, Vinyl)


Queensrÿche:
-Queensryche (Vinyl)
-Rage For Order (Vinyl)
-Empire (Cassette)
-Promised Land


Rage Against The Machine:
-Renegades

Ravenhead:
-Catharsis

REO Speedwagon:
-Hi Infidelity (Vinyl)
-The Hits


Rush:
-Rush (Vinyl)
-Rush
-Fly By Night (Vinyl)
-Fly By Night
-Caress Of Steel
-2112 (Vinyl)
-2112
-A Show Of Hands (2LP Vinyl)
-A Farewell To Kings (Vinyl)
-A Farewell To Kings
-Hemispheres
-Permanent Waves
-Moving Pictures
-Exit... Stage Left (2LP Vinyl)
-Signals (Vinyl)
-Signals
-Grace Under Pressure (Vinyl)
-Power Windows (Vinyl)
-Power Windows
-Hold Your Fire
-Presto
-Roll The Bones (Cassette)
-Roll The Bones
-Counterparts (Cassette)
-Counterparts
-Test For Echo
-Vapour Trails
-Feedback
-Snakes And Arrows
-Time Machine (Live In Cleveland 2011)
-Clockwork Angels
-Clockwork Angels (2LP Vinyl)
-The Garden (Single; 10" Record Store Day Picture Vinyl)
-Vapour Trails (Remixed)
-Clockwork Angels Tour (3CD)


Schramm & Kvarnström:
-Dolphin Dance

The Scorpions:
-Hits

Seether:
-Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray

The Smashing Pumpkins
-Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
-Siamese Dream


Starcastle:
-Starcastle (Vinyl)
-Fountain Of Light (Vinyl)
-Citadel (Vinyl)


Styx:
-Styx II (Vinyl)
-Equinox (Vinyl)
-Crystal Ball (Vinyl)
-The Grand Illusion (Vinyl)
-The Grand Illusion (Cassette)
-Pieces Of Eight (Vinyl)
-Pieces Of Eight
-Cornerstone (Vinyl)
-Cornerstone (Cassette)
-Paradise Theatre (Vinyl)
-Kilroy Was Here (Vinyl)
-Kilroy Was Here (Cassette)


Supertramp:
-Crisis? What Crisis? (Vinyl)
-Even In The Quietest Moments... (Vinyl)
-Breakfast In America (Vinyl)
-...Famous Last Words... (Vinyl)


Tesla:
-The Great Radio Controversy (Vinyl)

Thin Lizzy:
-Jailbreak (Vinyl)

Toto:
-Toto (Vinyl)
-Toto IV (Vinyl)
-Hydra (Vinyl)


Transatlantic:
-Kaleidoscope (2CD Special Edition)
-Kaleidoscope (3LP Vinyl)


Uriah Heep:
-Abominog (Vinyl)

Vangelis:
-Chariots Of Fire (Vinyl)
-The Friends Of Mr. Cairo [With Jon Anderson] (Vinyl)


Volbeat:
-Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
-Beyond H***/Above Heaven
-Live From Beyond H***/Above Heaven (3-disc/DVD Special Edition, signed copy)
-Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Deluxe Edition)


Roger Waters:
-Amused To Death (Cassette)

Andrew Lloyd Webber:
-Jesus Christ Superstar (vinyl)

The Who:
-Who's Next? (Vinyl)

Wings:
-Greatest (Vinyl)

Yes:
-The Yes Album (Remastered)
-Fragile (Vinyl)
-Fragile (Remastered and Expanded)
-Close To The Edge (Vinyl)
-Close To The Edge
-Yessongs (3LP Vinyl)
-Tales From Topographic Oceans (2LP Vinyl)
-Relayer (Vinyl)
-Going For The One (Vinyl)
-Tormato (Vinyl)
-Drama (Vinyl)
-90125 (Vinyl)
-90125
-Big Generator (Vinyl)
-Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
-Union
-The Ladder (2LP Limited Numbered Edition Vinyl)
-Fly From Here


3 Doors Down:
-The Better Life

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