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Title: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on March 03, 2019, 12:34:08 PM
Do we have somewhere for "Oh, look this sounds interesting" type posts?  I didn't think we did, but please correct me if I'm wrong...

Anyway, let's start with a couple of slabs of vinyl that have tickled my fancy in the last few days:

1) Big Front Yard http://www.shagratrecords.com/shagrat_thylacine_BFY.html?fbclid=IwAR0eyNE0n2er59Qe5b2sRKFJRgh0p1Xf6rvygBQSEgW6hyspg6FUbH_4ww0

2) Beth Gibbons (Portishead) taking on Gorecki's 3rd https://bethgibbons.dominomart.com/



Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Brendan on March 03, 2019, 01:15:02 PM
Have to admit I have been looking at the Beth gibbons, I have a recording of the Gorecki it is certainly not listen to it if I was feeling emotionally fragile, still an amazing piece of music


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Ian_ on March 03, 2019, 05:05:19 PM

  Well, this looks interesting to me: Another survey of UK folk rock but some real obscurities mixed in with the "bigger" names...

 http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=108374


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on March 03, 2019, 05:16:41 PM

Have to admit I have been looking at the Beth gibbons, I have a recording of the Gorecki it is certainly not listen to it if I was feeling emotionally fragile, still an amazing piece of music


I'm furious with myself I've missed the signed version (which was the same price).


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on March 03, 2019, 05:18:45 PM


  Well, this looks interesting to me: Another survey of UK folk rock but some real obscurities mixed in with the "bigger" names...

 http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=108374


There's quite a few similar ones around, but this does look nice...and there are a smattering of unreleased tracks (or versions) on there too.  I'd probably want to see on in the flesh first.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on March 10, 2019, 03:22:13 PM


  Well, this looks interesting to me: Another survey of UK folk rock but some real obscurities mixed in with the "bigger" names...

 http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=108374


Yes I thought so too. As usual, I have much of the material, otherwise . . .


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on March 12, 2019, 12:25:39 PM
Just noticed there is a new Gong Album on the way - The Universe Also Collapses

Available for pre-order.

Radio edit of one track here https://youtu.be/VQQbIi4Xc5E

Sounds like Daevid Allen singing not sure if they are still using stuff recorded before his death.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Will S on March 12, 2019, 03:12:11 PM
I'm really looking forward to hearing the new album from Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman - two of my favourite young artists: http://www.folkwitness.co.uk/album-reviews-2/ruth-notman-sam-kelly-changeable-heart/


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Simon Withers on March 26, 2019, 11:44:20 AM
Big Big Train have just announced the name and date of their new album. At the same time they have launched a new look website. :)

https://www.bigbigtrain.com


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Simon Withers on April 12, 2019, 08:54:56 AM
A little bird has told me that in 2020 that a very special album is going to be released, a collaboration between the very lovely and wonderful Judy Dyble and the lovely and wonderful David Longdon from Big Big Train…oh boy am I excited about this…happy happy joy joy.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Paul B on July 23, 2019, 09:52:53 AM
From previous posts about the group, this may interest soem especially in "limited edition"

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/the-rails/the-rails-cancel-the-sun


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 23, 2019, 01:31:28 PM

From previous posts about the group, this may interest soem especially in "limited edition"

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/the-rails/the-rails-cancel-the-sun


Less folky than the first two albums from what I understand. More of a straight up rock album. I'm looking forward to it but I hope the change of direction is not a mistake.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on July 23, 2019, 01:40:20 PM


From previous posts about the group, this may interest soem especially in "limited edition"

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/the-rails/the-rails-cancel-the-sun


Less folky than the first two albums from what I understand. More of a straight up rock album. I'm looking forward to it but I hope the change of direction is not a mistake.


The single sounds exactly like it's a long lost follow up to Shoot Out the Lights.  Absolutely impossible to dislike, but like most of their material, I can't but help wonder why they are wanting to follow the R&L line quite so slavishly?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Nick Reg on July 23, 2019, 03:20:30 PM


From previous posts about the group, this may interest soem especially in "limited edition"

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/the-rails/the-rails-cancel-the-sun


Less folky than the first two albums from what I understand. More of a straight up rock album. I'm looking forward to it but I hope the change of direction is not a mistake.

They are very rocky live (full band line up obviously). Fronted by two electric guitars, not an acoustic in sight when I saw them.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Peter Allen on July 24, 2019, 09:20:36 AM
Indeed , as Fairport used to be at times , with Simon and Maart with his gold top Les Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on July 24, 2019, 03:37:38 PM
I'm thinking I might just stop with the debut album, and the ep I have.  I like their sound but I don't really want a more rocked up version.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on July 24, 2019, 05:59:10 PM

I'm thinking I might just stop with the debut album, and the ep I have.  I like their sound but I don't really want a more rocked up version.


If you like rocking R&L there's nowt to be afraid of.  One is a direct extension of t'other.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: PaulT on July 25, 2019, 07:03:59 AM

From previous posts about the group, this may interest soem especially in "limited edition"

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/the-rails/the-rails-cancel-the-sun


Thanks for the "heads up" PaulB… I've ordered the 2CD issue - going to see them at Rough Trade Brizzle Fri 16th Aug to collect my copy (and get it signed?)  

I saw James and Kami supporting the RT Trio a few years ago and was well impressed then - not just R&L Mk2, though there are similarities & influences, but a fine duo/band in their own right.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on July 31, 2019, 06:08:54 PM
I am quite literally besides myself with excitement at the prospect of this little beauty... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Planet-Gong/dp/B07V45RHFH/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Planet+Gong&qid=1564592540&rnid=1642204031&s=music&sr=1-5&fbclid=IwAR0rJRu5bp6mzEsJcPDpzTT4U_higBNKEIkV8ak8I1sK2prJBzEw3p6YQuo


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: StephenB on July 31, 2019, 06:32:24 PM
Are you sure it's quite literally? That must be a  bit freaky 😳
Ok, got my coat on  😉


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: StephenB on July 31, 2019, 06:33:08 PM
Are you sure it's quite literally? That must be a  bit freaky 😳
Ok, got my coat on  😉


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 31, 2019, 06:37:50 PM

I am quite literally besides myself with excitement at the prospect of this little beauty... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Planet-Gong/dp/B07V45RHFH/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Planet+Gong&qid=1564592540&rnid=1642204031&s=music&sr=1-5&fbclid=IwAR0rJRu5bp6mzEsJcPDpzTT4U_higBNKEIkV8ak8I1sK2prJBzEw3p6YQuo


Looks fab & it's legit, but not at that price. :-\


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on July 31, 2019, 07:33:46 PM


I am quite literally besides myself with excitement at the prospect of this little beauty... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Planet-Gong/dp/B07V45RHFH/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Planet+Gong&qid=1564592540&rnid=1642204031&s=music&sr=1-5&fbclid=IwAR0rJRu5bp6mzEsJcPDpzTT4U_higBNKEIkV8ak8I1sK2prJBzEw3p6YQuo


Looks fab & it's legit, but not at that price. :-\


£7 a cd?  Good value, I'd argue.... Anyway, it's not up for debate...been waiting for this since they talked about it after the dodgy Charly reissues.  I'm in.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: bassline (Mike) on July 31, 2019, 07:39:59 PM



I am quite literally besides myself with excitement at the prospect of this little beauty... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Planet-Gong/dp/B07V45RHFH/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Planet+Gong&qid=1564592540&rnid=1642204031&s=music&sr=1-5&fbclid=IwAR0rJRu5bp6mzEsJcPDpzTT4U_higBNKEIkV8ak8I1sK2prJBzEw3p6YQuo


Looks fab & it's legit, but not at that price. :-\


£7 a cd?  Good value, I'd argue.... Anyway, it's not up for debate...been waiting for this since they talked about it after the dodgy Charly reissues.  I'm in.


And that goes for both of you.

I've given those things up.
I'm not going to do it.
I'm not.
No.
Can't.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: PaulT on August 01, 2019, 06:56:59 PM
I'll be getting it...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: PaulT on August 01, 2019, 07:00:54 PM
There will be much more info on the planetgong website over the next few days. Also preordering, I will probably get it there rather than via amazon, I guess the musicians will get a better deal...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 01, 2019, 07:21:53 PM
Oooh...  :o


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on August 01, 2019, 09:09:55 PM

I am quite literally besides myself with excitement at the prospect of this little beauty... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Planet-Gong/dp/B07V45RHFH/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Planet+Gong&qid=1564592540&rnid=1642204031&s=music&sr=1-5&fbclid=IwAR0rJRu5bp6mzEsJcPDpzTT4U_higBNKEIkV8ak8I1sK2prJBzEw3p6YQuo


Amazon US have a track listing for the 12 CDs but no details of the thirteenth disc, which I think I'm right in saying will be an audio DVD or Blu-ray with 5.1 mixes. I've been trying to convince myself I'm done with expensive multi-disc box sets but I feel I might make an exception for this. This seems pretty comprehensive for the Virgin years but has any idea what is being earmarked for the even bigger box set that Snapper have in the pipeline?

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Planet-Gong/dp/B07VCB126G/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=love%20from%20planet%20gong&qid=1564594119&s=gateway&sr=8-1&tag=mfconvert-20


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 01, 2019, 09:49:40 PM
What are you lot like  ;D  ::)

It does look good tho....  :o


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 06, 2019, 06:38:59 PM
Here's the Planetgong release info.  With added poster action... https://www.planetgong.co.uk/bazaar/cd/gong-love-from-the-planet-gong.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3NX7bD7PmKXjUpg5Gs0d_TS-dXVYrrG0fxWhxI-2HRo3nXE5yBOQJbIpw

[Update: It appears to be + 20% sales tax though... caveat emptor]


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 05, 2019, 06:21:20 PM
For those to whom the Gong box was a little too on the meaty side...2CD reissues of the albums also available

https://www.planetgong.co.uk/bazaar/releases/gong.shtml?fbclid=IwAR176uzr6mnNku3QH_amZ5BUE386Pw_T75HEceVSkwNCVWcbLkdZfcZpDpM


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on October 23, 2019, 10:19:55 AM
A book containing all of Kevin Ayers lyrics, put together in part by his daughter Galen. Preorderable on Amazon for £25. 8)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: bassline (Mike) on October 23, 2019, 12:58:41 PM

A book containing all of Kevin Ayers lyrics, put together in part by his daughter Galen. Preorderable on Amazon for £25. 8)


Thank you.
Verrrry,
Much.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on October 23, 2019, 01:27:34 PM


A book containing all of Kevin Ayers lyrics, put together in part by his daughter Galen. Preorderable on Amazon for £25. 8)


Thank you.
Verrrry,
Much.


 ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim on October 24, 2019, 11:20:29 PM



A book containing all of Kevin Ayers lyrics, put together in part by his daughter Galen. Preorderable on Amazon for £25. 8)


Thank you.
Verrrry,
Much.


 ;D


😂


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on January 27, 2020, 08:51:11 PM
Maria McKee  - La Vita Nuova.  Out in March.

I do love me some MM, and this sounds great: ""Yes, it's also an anglophile's love poem to England and English music. English folk, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Fairport, that stuff's really important to me..." (quote from Mar 2020 Mojo).

She's also got rid of the hubby and come out as "a radical queer".

Hope she plays some live dates....


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Nick Reg on January 27, 2020, 10:48:53 PM

Maria McKee  - La Vita Nuova.  Out in March.

I do love me some MM, and this sounds great: ""Yes, it's also an anglophile's love poem to England and English music. English folk, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Fairport, that stuff's really important to me..." (quote from Mar 2020 Mojo).

She's also got rid of the hubby and come out as "a radical queer".

Hope she plays some live dates....


Yeah . Saw her back in the day. Fabulous.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Paul B on February 11, 2020, 12:49:05 PM
Looks interesting

http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=111372



Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 11, 2020, 12:55:14 PM

Looks interesting

http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=111372




Intriguing. RT doesn't usually like this stuff coming out and has been known to try and block releases but this is on a legitimate label, Angel Air so does not seem to be a grey market product.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on February 11, 2020, 12:59:07 PM


Looks interesting

http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=111372




Intriguing. RT doesn't usually like this stuff coming out and has been known to try and block releases but this is on a legitimate label, Angel Air so does not seem to be a grey market product.


Are they really legit?  That screams 'boot' all over it to me.  They spent at least a fiver on the cover, anyway.  Still, will be interesting to hear...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 11, 2020, 01:27:45 PM



Looks interesting

http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=111372




Intriguing. RT doesn't usually like this stuff coming out and has been known to try and block releases but this is on a legitimate label, Angel Air so does not seem to be a grey market product.


Are they really legit?  That screams 'boot' all over it to me.  They spent at least a fiver on the cover, anyway.  Still, will be interesting to hear...


That was my thought too but yes they are an absolutely legit reissue company of many years standing. For a long time they held the licence to issue Mott The Hoople's Island albums (for example) though this has now reverted back to whoever owns Island (BMG?). They have put out solo work by Verden Allen and Overend Watts. They have an extensive catalogue and unlike grey market labels they have a full website with an online shop and clear contact details including postal address. I own a number of their releases including both British Lions albums and some After The Fire material that was issued in collaboration with Pete Banks from the band (BBC Recordings. Demos for their fourth album. A live album etc).

I do notice that the label has recently changed ownership and has been sold by the (I think) married couple who used to run it.

http://www.angelair.co.uk/


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on February 11, 2020, 01:30:14 PM




Looks interesting

http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=111372




Intriguing. RT doesn't usually like this stuff coming out and has been known to try and block releases but this is on a legitimate label, Angel Air so does not seem to be a grey market product.


Are they really legit?  That screams 'boot' all over it to me.  They spent at least a fiver on the cover, anyway.  Still, will be interesting to hear...


That was my thought too but yes they are an absolutely legit reissue company of many years standing. For a long time they held the licence to issue Mott The Hoople's Island albums (for example) though this has now reverted back to whoever owns Island (BMG?). They have put out solo work by Verden Allen and Overend Watts. They have an extensive catalogue and unlike grey market labels they have a full website with an online shop and clear contact details including postal address. I own a number of their releases including both British Lions albums and some After The Fire material that was issued in collaboration with Pete Banks from the band (BBC Recordings. Demos for their fourth album. A live album etc).

I do notice that the label has recently changed ownership and has been sold by the (I think) married couple who used to run it.

http://www.angelair.co.uk/


That's good to know.  Still using their '97 website by the looks of it!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: RobertD on February 11, 2020, 01:32:01 PM
Does look interesting...guessing the Gregson & Collister era by the date?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 11, 2020, 01:56:06 PM


That's good to know.  Still using their '97 website by the looks of it!


I had forgotten that the label also currently has the entire Stackridge back catalogue apart from A Victory For Common Sense along with the Korgis and recent solo studio albums by Andy Davis and James Warren


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Will S on February 11, 2020, 02:35:45 PM
Interesting.  I was going to say I think I was there, but on second thoughts, I think it was 1988 when I saw him there.  There is another live recording around from that period already https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07T3KFDS3/?coliid=I280CBR4GIE2ZZ&colid=35JCWFWXNL9TI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 11, 2020, 02:50:39 PM

Interesting.  I was going to say I think I was there, but on second thoughts, I think it was 1988 when I saw him there.  There is another live recording around from that period already https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07T3KFDS3/?coliid=I280CBR4GIE2ZZ&colid=35JCWFWXNL9TI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it.


That one is definitely a grey market release. Real Gone are prime movers in that market. Presumably a recycled radio broadcast.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on February 11, 2020, 03:14:07 PM

Does look interesting...guessing the Gregson & Collister era by the date?


Clive and Christine plus John Kirkpatrick, Ruari McFarlane and Gerry Conway. It's from a Radio Trent broadcast - Angel Air must have done a licensing deal with whoever owns their archive these days, I don't think they exist any more. They've also put out quite a few other similar titles recently - Graham Parker and the Rumour, Steeleye Span, Gallagher and Lyle, Jimmy Page. There's been an off-air recording of this doing the rounds for some years, it's also the full gig so hopefully they'll do the right thing and not chop it down to a single CD.

Here's the track listing from the broadcast:

A Man in Need, When the Spell is Broken, Two Left Feet, Jennie, Bone Through Her Nose, Calvary Cross, Al Bowlly's in Heaven, White Friar's Hornpipe/Shreds and Patches, You Don't Say, Puppet on a String (snippet), Wall of Death, Fire in the Engine Room, Warm Love Gone Cold, The Angels Took My Racehorse Away, Shoot Out the Lights, Nearly in Love, Tear Stained Letter, Willow Tree/Bean Setting/Shooting, Flying Saucer Rock & Roll, Ghosts In The Wind, Pavanne.

Appalling artwork though, very similar to the Gallagher and Lyle looking at their website.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on February 11, 2020, 03:44:38 PM

That one is definitely a grey market release. Real Gone are prime movers in that market. Presumably a recycled radio broadcast.


Are you sure Al, I thought Real Gone were legit? The two guys that started the label have a decent track record with other reissue companies. I know they also did the Fairport Finland 1971 CD, which I thought had a sniff of grey area about it, but they appear to have a lot of other stuff on their website that clearly isn't.

I've got the CD, it's the gig where the Across a Crowded Room video was filmed. As far as I'm aware there's never been radio broadcast of it. Unlike the video it's the full show, so definitely not just a rip of the audio track. It's pretty decent, although the vocals are a bit burried in the mix at times.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 11, 2020, 10:13:18 PM


That one is definitely a grey market release. Real Gone are prime movers in that market. Presumably a recycled radio broadcast.


Are you sure Al, I thought Real Gone were legit? The two guys that started the label have a decent track record with other reissue companies. I know they also did the Fairport Finland 1971 CD, which I thought had a sniff of grey area about it, but they appear to have a lot of other stuff on their website that clearly isn't.

I've got the CD, it's the gig where the Across a Crowded Room video was filmed. As far as I'm aware there's never been radio broadcast of it. Unlike the video it's the full show, so definitely not just a rip of the audio track. It's pretty decent, although the vocals are a bit burried in the mix at times.


My mistake and apologies. I got them confused with one of the faceless European grey market labels. I forgot that Real Gone also put out the recent Badfinger Warner Bros reissues (though these were not very well received).


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on February 15, 2020, 08:52:18 AM
I might be interested in this. It  marks the time after which I lost interest in RT, so the tracklist has lots of familiar  (to me) stuff.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on February 15, 2020, 09:50:49 AM
Has anyone seen a confirmed track listing? Angel Air's website isn't showing it yet and neither are Amazon. It's already on various streaming sites but Amazon's version is incomplete with just the 16 track main set but none of the encores and Spotify's is even more truncated with only 11 tracks. I see Christine's Warm Love Gone Cold is shown as The Life and Loves of a She Devil Tune, which would indicate that someone hasn't put in a lot of effort getting the detail right. That and the dreadful artwork make it look like a typical grey area, even if it isn't one. Sounds pretty decent though, although I haven't compared it with my off-air version yet, I'm assuming it's going to be a significant upgrade but I have my doubts.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on February 15, 2020, 09:57:04 AM

Has anyone seen a confirmed track listing? Angel Air's website isn't showing it yet and neither are Amazon. It's already on various streaming sites but Amazon's version is incomplete with just the 16 track main set but none of the encores and Spotify's is even more truncated with only 11 tracks. I see Christine's Warm Love Gone Cold is shown as The Life and Loves of a She Devil Tune, which would indicate that someone hasn't put in a lot of effort getting the detail right. That and the dreadful artwork make it look like a typical grey area, even if it isn't one. Sounds pretty decent though, although I haven't compared it with my off-air version yet, I'm assuming it's going to be a significant upgrade but I have my doubts.


Nope...16 tracks on Spotify, Col

And, for what it's worth, I think the sound is still pretty bootleggy...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on February 15, 2020, 10:23:12 AM


Has anyone seen a confirmed track listing? Angel Air's website isn't showing it yet and neither are Amazon. It's already on various streaming sites but Amazon's version is incomplete with just the 16 track main set but none of the encores and Spotify's is even more truncated with only 11 tracks. I see Christine's Warm Love Gone Cold is shown as The Life and Loves of a She Devil Tune, which would indicate that someone hasn't put in a lot of effort getting the detail right. That and the dreadful artwork make it look like a typical grey area, even if it isn't one. Sounds pretty decent though, although I haven't compared it with my off-air version yet, I'm assuming it's going to be a significant upgrade but I have my doubts.


Nope...16 tracks on Spotify, Col

And, for what it's worth, I think the sound is still pretty bootleggy...


That's strange, it only had eleven when I looked. So a double CD then, so why not include the encores?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 19, 2020, 01:19:49 PM
What's that coming over the hill? Why, it's a new, reasonably priced, download only release from Sproatly Smith, Hereford's finest.  :)

https://sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com/album/a-trip-of-hares


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on April 19, 2020, 01:57:33 PM

What's that coming over the hill? Why, it's a new, reasonably priced, download only release from Sproatly Smith, Hereford's finest.  :)

https://sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com/album/a-trip-of-hares


Playing as we speak  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 20, 2020, 05:31:45 PM


What's that coming over the hill? Why, it's a new, reasonably priced, download only release from Sproatly Smith, Hereford's finest.  :)

https://sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com/album/a-trip-of-hares


Playing as we speak  :)


And a good opportunity for me to fill the gaps in their back catalogue.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Ian_ on April 20, 2020, 06:06:13 PM

 Thanks Ian. Seems a more than good use of a fiver, but better news of a new release to follow. Made my day!! :D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Will S on April 21, 2020, 09:45:39 AM
Big boxset of almost everything Iona have done, with lots of bonus material too: https://www.musicglue.com/iona/products/the-book-of-iona

Me want... but not sure me can afford!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Paul B on April 24, 2020, 07:25:48 PM
Maybe of interest

http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=111446




Edit: Could you please say what this is please? Thanks. Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Andy on April 24, 2020, 11:33:15 PM
Did the Clannad box set ship or was it put back?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Paul B on April 25, 2020, 07:54:44 AM

Maybe of interest
Tim Hart and Maddy Prior "Heydays:Folk songs and summer Solstice " 2 Cd set (Talking Elephant)
http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=111446




Edit: Could you please say what this is please? Thanks. Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on May 27, 2020, 06:35:34 PM
Shirley Collins : Heart's Ease.

Her new album, later this year, on Domino.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on May 27, 2020, 07:23:50 PM

Shirley Collins : Heart's Ease.

Her new album, later this year, on Domino.


I really want the vinyl of this, but it is £40+ p&p and (unlike the last one) not signed.  It looks the part though.  Hmmmm.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on May 28, 2020, 08:55:06 AM


Shirley Collins : Heart's Ease.

Her new album, later this year, on Domino.


I really want the vinyl of this, but it is £40+ p&p and (unlike the last one) not signed.  It looks the part though.  Hmmmm.


Yes, not a cheap item. It looks good though, and you get  a free 7".


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on May 28, 2020, 09:10:45 AM



Yes, not a cheap item. It looks good though, and you get  a free 7".


Hmmmm  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Nick Reg on May 28, 2020, 12:46:49 PM



Shirley Collins : Heart's Ease.

Her new album, later this year, on Domino.


I really want the vinyl of this, but it is £40+ p&p and (unlike the last one) not signed.  It looks the part though.  Hmmmm.


Yes, not a cheap item. It looks good though, and you get  a free 7".
 £20 extra and a free single!! This country doesn't half get taken in!     I'll stick with the new ones by Bob (£12 for a double) and Phoebe Bridgers.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on May 28, 2020, 01:34:17 PM
Guess people will vote with their feet.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on May 28, 2020, 01:45:55 PM

Guess people will vote with their feet.


Which probably means, people like me will grumble about it, then buy it.  In truth, having got lots of nice Shirley vinyl and a fair number of signatures, I think I'll probably stick with the CD, but don't quote me in a court of law on that  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on May 28, 2020, 01:55:51 PM


Guess people will vote with their feet.


Which probably means, people like me will grumble about it, then buy it.  In truth, having got lots of nice Shirley vinyl and a fair number of signatures, I think I'll probably stick with the CD, but don't quote me in a court of law on that  ;D


I understand your reaction David, but it took me about 10 seconds to make the decision to order it, ignoring the part if me that might say '40 quid ! it's only a record for gods sake'. I ve got quite a bit of SC vinyl too and look forward to adding this. 😎


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on June 10, 2020, 12:39:01 PM
Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 10, 2020, 02:43:00 PM

Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: KascadeDan on June 10, 2020, 02:50:52 PM
Larkin Pie’s new album “Self Made Man” will be coming out this Friday, 12th June.

From what I’ve seen and heard so far it’s going to be another banger.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on June 10, 2020, 03:23:07 PM

Larkin Pie’s new album “Self Made Man” will be coming out this Friday, 12th June.

From what I’ve seen and heard so far it’s going to be another banger.


It sounds tasty!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on June 10, 2020, 05:04:41 PM


Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


I don't know why they do it. Is it very common? I'm trying to think of artists who've done it.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: DarrenWilliams on June 10, 2020, 06:09:27 PM



Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


I don't know why they do it. Is it very common? I'm trying to think of artists who've done it.


Obviously Fairport have re-recorded the odd song, and done an album full of them, but never replicated a whole album in the studio (cf. Babbocombe Lee live). The only ones I can think of are both Martin Turner and Wishbone Ash re-recording Argus.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 10, 2020, 06:47:13 PM
Oh, there's bucket loads...just recently, Therapy have re-recorded classic material https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/therapy/greatest-hits-2020-versions

Few more here https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/18/what-makes-musicians-rerecord-old-albums-shins-car-seat-headrest  There's loads more.

I actually nearly mentioned the Martin Turner Argus.  I really rate that.  I think legal/moral reasserting of material is (very nearly) a get out of jail card  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: John From Austin on June 10, 2020, 07:33:39 PM



Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


I don't know why they do it. Is it very common? I'm trying to think of artists who've done it.


I think it's occasionally done for legal reasons, so the artist can obtain financial rewards by re-recording popular tunes that, by virtue of old contracts, belong to somebody else. Other times, I presume it's done for artistic reasons. Sometimes, both. In 1987, Roy Orbison put out a collection called "In Dreams: The Greatest Hits," featuring very familiar tunes re-recorded in the studio using modern technology. Wikipedia says his original recordings belonged to Monument Records, with which he was involved in a legal dispute at the time. I really love this collection. I prefer this version of "In Dreams" to the original. I have a mid-80s compilation rerecorded by Pure Prairie League, as well, which is sonically superior to their original recordings.

Lately, Taylor Swift has been threatening to go down this path in order to co-opt sales of her catalog titles, which currently belong to her old label, Big Machine.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Paul B on June 11, 2020, 08:06:17 AM
Dave mason has re-recorded "Alone Together"

https://www.davemasonmusic.com/alone-together-again-album-page


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Will S on June 11, 2020, 09:17:01 AM
Not whole albums, but Suzanne Vega recorded four albums of acoustic re-recordings (largely - there were a few 'new' songs in there) of her songs, at least partly for control reasons.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on June 11, 2020, 09:28:42 AM

Obviously Fairport have re-recorded the odd song, and done an album full of them, but never replicated a whole album in the studio (cf. Babbocombe Lee live). The only ones I can think of are both Martin Turner and Wishbone Ash re-recording Argus.


Although Wishbone Ash's was part of a live session with an audience recorded for XM Radio in the States, rather than a studio re-recording. Universal had recently put out the 2CD deluxe version of Argus so a full run through of the album was a regular part of their set at the time.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: KascadeDan on June 11, 2020, 10:07:08 AM


Larkin Pie’s new album “Self Made Man” will be coming out this Friday, 12th June.

From what I’ve seen and heard so far it’s going to be another banger.


It sounds tasty!

It certainly does. There shouldn’t be too much filler.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on June 11, 2020, 11:42:28 AM



Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


I don't know why they do it. Is it very common? I'm trying to think of artists who've done it.


Come to think of it, The Strawbs did a revamp of Hero and Heroine a few years back. Not my favourite of their albums but I think it actually adds something to the original.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: wayne stote on June 11, 2020, 12:18:55 PM




Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


I don't know why they do it. Is it very common? I'm trying to think of artists who've done it.


Come to think of it, The Strawbs did a revamp of Hero and Heroine a few years back. Not my favourite of their albums but I think it actually adds something to the original.


That's interesting. I didn't buy it because I felt happy enough with the original. Out of curiosity, where do you feel the new recording adds to the music?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 11, 2020, 12:27:41 PM

Out of curiosity, where do you feel the new recording adds to the music?


Publishing royalties, I imagine...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on June 11, 2020, 03:37:26 PM
IQ recorded a new version of their cassette-only debut album Seven Stories Into Eight when they gave it a CD release. Mainly because the master tape had deteriorated so badly they had to master the CD from an original cassette, so decided to re-record it and release both versions as the double CD Seven Stories Into 98.

I seem to remember The Enid recording new versions of their first two albums in the 80s, can't remember all the details but something to do with a dispute with EMI who released them originally.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on June 12, 2020, 09:16:07 AM





Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


I don't know why they do it. Is it very common? I'm trying to think of artists who've done it.


Come to think of it, The Strawbs did a revamp of Hero and Heroine a few years back. Not my favourite of their albums but I think it actually adds something to the original.


That's interesting. I didn't buy it because I felt happy enough with the original. Out of curiosity, where do you feel the new recording adds to the music?


Firstly it begins with a 'prologue ' which is the lyric to 'Lay a little light on me'. Then between tracks 6 and 7, 'Midnight Sun' and Out in the cold' there's a short bridge piece 'Aurora', played on keyboards. Finally there's a reprise of 'Round and Round at the very end, finishing the album.

The effect of all if this, I find, apart from making the album longer, is that it slightly subverts my expectations and gives the album a more organic, layered feel.

Overall it's a great performance, with something of a live feel. You may find DCs vocals a strain at times. If you're at all familiar with later Strawbs you'll know what I mean here. 8)

Alan.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: wayne stote on June 12, 2020, 10:58:34 AM






Cat Stevens  has or is about to, re record Tea for the Tillerman for  50th anniversary release.  I'm not a fan of his particularly   but  I'm curious.  


Why do artists do this(re-recording classic material)?  It is always a bad idea...and yet they seem to stubbornly persist in convincing themselves otherwise.


I don't know why they do it. Is it very common? I'm trying to think of artists who've done it.


Come to think of it, The Strawbs did a revamp of Hero and Heroine a few years back. Not my favourite of their albums but I think it actually adds something to the original.


That's interesting. I didn't buy it because I felt happy enough with the original. Out of curiosity, where do you feel the new recording adds to the music?


Firstly it begins with a 'prologue ' which is the lyric to 'Lay a little light on me'. Then between tracks 6 and 7, 'Midnight Sun' and Out in the cold' there's a short bridge piece 'Aurora', played on keyboards. Finally there's a reprise of 'Round and Round at the very end, finishing the album.

The effect of all if this, I find, apart from making the album longer, is that it slightly subverts my expectations and gives the album a more organic, layered feel.

Overall it's a great performance, with something of a live feel. You may find DCs vocals a strain at times. If you're at all familiar with later Strawbs you'll know what I mean here. 8)

Alan.


Ha ha! I love the last few Strawbs albums!  :)

Appreciate the info on the H&H rerecording though, Definitely piqued my interest!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on June 26, 2020, 10:27:34 AM
Robert Wyatt is to release a  book in September in conjunction with his wife Alfie Benge, with a forward by Javis Cocker It is called side by side

https://pitchfork.com/news/robert-wyatt-to-release-new-book-vinyl-reissues/


 


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 26, 2020, 10:52:22 AM

Robert Wyatt is to release a  book in September in conjunction with his wife Alfie Benge, with a forward by Javis Cocker It is called side by side

https://pitchfork.com/news/robert-wyatt-to-release-new-book-vinyl-reissues/


 


Looks great.  Now, obviously I want the £200 edition.  B*st*rd...  >:( ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on June 26, 2020, 01:05:38 PM


Robert Wyatt is to release a  book in September in conjunction with his wife Alfie Benge, with a forward by Javis Cocker It is called side by side

https://pitchfork.com/news/robert-wyatt-to-release-new-book-vinyl-reissues/


 


Looks great.  Now, obviously I want the £200 edition.  B*st*rd...  >:( ;D


Probably cheaper than buying one of Alfie's originals ....... £840 for a signed print of the Rock Bottom cover!





Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on October 31, 2020, 05:29:14 PM
I know who has put this together, and its been done with love and care.  And I can't wait... Martin Stone: The Mad Dog Chronicles (which showcases the later years of Martin's work).

http://shagratrecords.com/shagrat_martin_stone_mad_dog.html



Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 24, 2020, 03:46:05 PM
Incidentally, the Martin Stone set is wondrous...

How about a 6 LP Nirvana (the original lot) box? https://burningshed.com/nirvana_songlife-1967-72_boxset?filter_tag=Songlife%201967-72&fbclid=IwAR2cvye94MIAFVZLhc_vCQWTYO3okNEOZgdXp2mhn6FE64-c0OFNHPyc2lM


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on November 24, 2020, 03:52:14 PM

I know who has put this together, and its been done with love and care.  And I can't wait... Martin Stone: The Mad Dog Chronicles (which showcases the later years of Martin's work).

http://shagratrecords.com/shagrat_martin_stone_mad_dog.html




I've never heard of this chap and the only artist mentioned here i  have heard of is/are Mighty Baby. I know Shagrat from other releases.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 24, 2020, 04:19:32 PM


I know who has put this together, and its been done with love and care.  And I can't wait... Martin Stone: The Mad Dog Chronicles (which showcases the later years of Martin's work).

http://shagratrecords.com/shagrat_martin_stone_mad_dog.html




I've never heard of this chap and the only artist mentioned here i  have heard of is/are Mighty Baby. I know Shagrat from other releases.


Genius guitarist... Mighty Baby and Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers are the bands most people know him from.. He was also an antiquarian bookdealer of great renown and legend.   Like all Shagrat releases, this is a peach.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on December 05, 2020, 08:55:02 AM
 A new Strawbs album,  26.2.21.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Nick Reg on December 05, 2020, 01:10:37 PM
The new Barry Gibb album of duets of old Bee Gees songs looks very interesting. Features Gillian Welch David Rawlings Jason Isbell Sheryl Crow Dolly Parton Keith Urban Alison Krauss Olivia Newton John. Could be interesting.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on January 18, 2021, 04:09:57 PM
Not a physical release, but the Cardiacs back catalogue is going on Spotify  :)

From FB today:

"Hi everyone!
How are you all doing out there in Stinksville?
I hope you are managing to tolerate those you live with and are not altogether hating the way they put their socks on or brush their teeth or look at you, hard though it is not to notice ALL THE LITTLE THINGS.
Some news....
For years now, some of you have been badgering us to release The Alphabet Business Concern catalogue on Spotify. You know who you are! Well, I get it, after you've bent someone's ear for hours about how amazing this music is, you want your new 'friend' to be able to listen on their phone all the way home, right?That's the clincher, isn't it? Nobody wants to look like a fool when they ask, 'Can I get it on Spotify?' and you have to answer, 'Er, no,  as it goes, you can't..'
We get it. We do. Accordingly, we are going to make all our albums available to stream from January 22nd. This Friday. Spread the word to the whole planet. Spread the love, the happiness, the joy. Go forth and convert with full confidence.
WATCH THIS SPACE.
With love from Mary x"


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on January 20, 2021, 09:51:38 AM
I'm fairly sure this will appeal to one or two of you...

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/global-village-trucking-company-smiling-revolution-2cd-remastered-anthology/


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 20, 2021, 10:14:28 AM

I'm fairly sure this will appeal to one or two of you...

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/global-village-trucking-company-smiling-revolution-2cd-remastered-anthology/


Fab. I'm in.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on March 05, 2021, 08:25:24 AM
Katie Spencer does John Martyn with Alan Thomson and Spencer Cozens... https://katiespencerofficial.bandcamp.com/album/hurt-in-your-heart


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on March 05, 2021, 08:37:47 AM

Katie Spencer does John Martyn with Alan Thomson and Spencer Cozens... https://katiespencerofficial.bandcamp.com/album/hurt-in-your-heart


Now that's interesting.  I'd rather it was a whole album though


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on March 24, 2021, 04:10:06 PM
First Aid Kit : Who by Fire.

Live tribute to  Leonard Cohen.  Apologies if this is common knowledge. Sound interesting to me.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 26, 2021, 07:02:10 PM
There’s a Who Sell Out deluxe reissue coming up with 112 songs. A hundred and twelve! I mean, even by the standards of the dozen or so they got right on the original LP, that’s got to be a lot of filler, hasn’t it?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 26, 2021, 09:13:05 PM

There’s a Who Sell Out deluxe reissue coming up with 112 songs. A hundred and twelve! I mean, even by the standards of the dozen or so they got right on the original LP, that’s got to be a lot of filler, hasn’t it?


Mono & stereo versions of the album. Contemporary singles and B sides. Pete's demoes and a disc of tracks recorded betweeen completing the album and starting Tommy. Of the boxed sets being released that day it looks like a lot less filler than the John Lennon Plastic Ono Band box. A 10 track album expanded to more than 150!  :o


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Dad Volt on March 29, 2021, 04:17:20 PM

First Aid Kit : Who by Fire.

Live tribute to  Leonard Cohen.  Apologies if this is common knowledge. Sound interesting to me.

Got the beautiful double LP in blue vinyl,yummy!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on March 29, 2021, 04:31:07 PM


First Aid Kit : Who by Fire.

Live tribute to  Leonard Cohen.  Apologies if this is common knowledge. Sound interesting to me.

Got the beautiful double LP in blue vinyl,yummy!
As a fan of both Cohen and First Aid Kit, I was really looking forward to hearing this.
I now have, and I don’t think I ever want to hear it again!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on March 29, 2021, 05:00:15 PM


First Aid Kit : Who by Fire.

Live tribute to  Leonard Cohen.  Apologies if this is common knowledge. Sound interesting to me.

Got the beautiful double LP in blue vinyl,yummy!


Only a double. Amazon got it wrong then.
How is the vinyl?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on March 29, 2021, 05:01:50 PM



First Aid Kit : Who by Fire.

Live tribute to  Leonard Cohen.  Apologies if this is common knowledge. Sound interesting to me.

Got the beautiful double LP in blue vinyl,yummy!
As a fan of both Cohen and First Aid Kit, I was really looking forward to hearing this.
I now have, and I don’t think I ever want to hear it again!



As bad as that? Whats wrong?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on March 29, 2021, 05:06:08 PM
I just think they tried too hard to make it “different”, some of the arrangements, especially the poems, seem, to me, a step too far.
Much of the beauty of Cohen is in his simplicity.
I have seen a fair number of good reviews, so don’t let me put you off!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on March 30, 2021, 09:34:44 AM

I just think they tried too hard to make it “different”, some of the arrangements, especially the poems, seem, to me, a step too far.
Much of the beauty of Cohen is in his simplicity.
I have seen a fair number of good reviews, so don’t let me put you off!


Cheers Bill. I shall approach with caution.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 19, 2021, 08:23:26 PM
This looks tasty, notwithstanding the rather odd Fairport selections.

https://www.propermusic.com/gdm060-the-electric-muse-revisited-the-story-of-folk-into-rock-and-beyond-4-disc-boxset.html

I shall get the updated book too.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on May 19, 2021, 09:11:38 PM

This looks tasty, notwithstanding the rather odd Fairport selections.

https://www.propermusic.com/gdm060-the-electric-muse-revisited-the-story-of-folk-into-rock-and-beyond-4-disc-boxset.html

I shall get the updated book too.


That is (to my ears) a genuinely odd collection of not very mutually coherent tracks.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 19, 2021, 09:38:32 PM


This looks tasty, notwithstanding the rather odd Fairport selections.

https://www.propermusic.com/gdm060-the-electric-muse-revisited-the-story-of-folk-into-rock-and-beyond-4-disc-boxset.html

I shall get the updated book too.


That is (to my ears) a genuinely odd collection of not very mutually coherent tracks.


Well, I don't know how coherent it is because I have never heard the vast majority of the tracks, which is probably why it appeals to me and at £25 for 4 discs it is definitely worth a punt for me.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on May 24, 2021, 09:18:30 AM
Very excited about this Third Ear Band re-release: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/third-ear-band-mosaics-the-albums-1969-1972-3cd-clamshell-box-set/?mc_cid=ae668406dd&mc_eid=cb3f319b33&fbclid=IwAR2YA6_WIZQjGJeVEfz64xrTLerI3UWuJNqnwP0QoTFxSGkkjn4ztyKgEX4


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on May 25, 2021, 08:50:34 AM

Very excited about this Third Ear Band re-release: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/third-ear-band-mosaics-the-albums-1969-1972-3cd-clamshell-box-set/?mc_cid=ae668406dd&mc_eid=cb3f319b33&fbclid=IwAR2YA6_WIZQjGJeVEfz64xrTLerI3UWuJNqnwP0QoTFxSGkkjn4ztyKgEX4


Very nice, but again, I have the material.  Cherry Red even reissued Alchemy on vinyl a few years ago.  8)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Will S on May 25, 2021, 10:19:39 AM

This looks tasty, notwithstanding the rather odd Fairport selections.

https://www.propermusic.com/gdm060-the-electric-muse-revisited-the-story-of-folk-into-rock-and-beyond-4-disc-boxset.html

I shall get the updated book too.


Looks interesting.  I have the two New Electric Muse compilations from a few years back, and they are very good.  The book sounds interesting too.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on May 28, 2021, 04:25:14 PM
This looks tempting.  A new Cherry Red comp. of Underground music.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/banquet-underground-sounds-of-1969-3cd-box-set/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgO7Lm9Ts8AIVZoPtCh2CvQV0EAEYASABEgK0PPD_BwE


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on May 28, 2021, 06:25:34 PM

This looks tempting.  A new Cherry Red comp. of Underground music.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/banquet-underground-sounds-of-1969-3cd-box-set/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgO7Lm9Ts8AIVZoPtCh2CvQV0EAEYASABEgK0PPD_BwE



It's a bloody flimsy thread to tie a collection together, I'd argue, but it's actually not a bad comp.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: John From Austin on June 04, 2021, 03:51:43 PM

There’s a Who Sell Out deluxe reissue coming up with 112 songs. A hundred and twelve! I mean, even by the standards of the dozen or so they got right on the original LP, that’s got to be a lot of filler, hasn’t it?


I finally took the time to leaf through the big "Sell Out" book and play with the extras in the box. The book contains two clever essays by Pete Townshend, plus several more by eyewitnesses to the 1967-68 scene reflected in "Sell Out" (e.g., pirate radio DJ, owner of the Speakeasy). It's got a track-by-track commentary and lyrics. It's also full of contemporary photos, not just of the band, but also of people and places referenced in the album. The extras include two posters, two vinyl 45s with an adapter (reproductions of the original "I Can See For Miles" and "Magic Bus" singles and sleeves), and other goodies reminiscent of the original "Live at Leeds" package. All in all, it's a fab package.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 09, 2021, 09:33:14 AM
Apparently (if unexpectedly) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are supposed to be recording a follow up to Raising Sand.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 11, 2021, 05:02:34 PM

50th anniversary of "All Things Must Pass" Uber Deluxe box set

https://georgeharrison.tmstor.es/

 Much as I like ATMP, at £860, this certainly shall.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 11, 2021, 05:51:18 PM


50th anniversary of "All Things Must Pass" Uber Deluxe box set

https://georgeharrison.tmstor.es/

 Much as I like ATMP, at £860, this certainly shall.  ;D


Yes the pricing and packaging strategy for this one is all over the shop.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 13, 2021, 04:49:45 PM



50th anniversary of "All Things Must Pass" Uber Deluxe box set

https://georgeharrison.tmstor.es/

 Much as I like ATMP, at £860, this certainly shall.  ;D


Yes the pricing and packaging strategy for this one is all over the shop.


The 8 LP or 5CD+blu-ray sets are arguably better vfm


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 13, 2021, 07:08:39 PM




50th anniversary of "All Things Must Pass" Uber Deluxe box set

https://georgeharrison.tmstor.es/

 Much as I like ATMP, at £860, this certainly shall.  ;D


Yes the pricing and packaging strategy for this one is all over the shop.




The 8 LP or 5CD+blu-ray sets are arguably better vfm


I have to disagree regarding the latter. Skimpy packaging and nearly £90 more than the three disc set. That is an extra £30 per disc without any other real sweeteners. The 8 disc vinyl does look attractive though.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 15, 2021, 12:13:27 PM
This looks fab https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/help-yourself-passing-through-the-complete-studio-recordings-6cd/


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on June 15, 2021, 06:09:17 PM

This looks fab https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/help-yourself-passing-through-the-complete-studio-recordings-6cd/


Honestly never heard of them.  And I pride myself on having heard of everyone from those days.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 15, 2021, 07:16:29 PM


This looks fab https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/help-yourself-passing-through-the-complete-studio-recordings-6cd/


Honestly never heard of them.  And I pride myself on having heard of everyone from those days.

Jules


Not just me then.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on June 15, 2021, 08:11:44 PM


This looks fab https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/help-yourself-passing-through-the-complete-studio-recordings-6cd/


Honestly never heard of them.  And I pride myself on having heard of everyone from those days.

Jules


You should check them out Jules, a really fine band who were sadly always under most people's radar. They toured quite a bit with Man and swapped a few members along the way.  


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Nick Reg on June 15, 2021, 09:57:59 PM



This looks fab https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/help-yourself-passing-through-the-complete-studio-recordings-6cd/


Honestly never heard of them.  And I pride myself on having heard of everyone from those days.

Jules


You should check them out Jules, a really fine band who were sadly always under most people's radar. They toured quite a bit with Man and swapped a few members along the way.  
Including Ken Whaley who played with Sean Tyla  a bit as well.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 16, 2021, 08:44:50 AM

If you liked the original Electric Muse, chances are you'll like this too;

https://www.propermusic.com/gdm060-the-electric-muse-revisited-the-story-of-folk-into-rock-and-beyond-4-disc-boxset.html


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 16, 2021, 08:49:56 AM

This looks fab https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/help-yourself-passing-through-the-complete-studio-recordings-6cd/


Nice. Thanks, David. So far on CD I've only got the Zig-Zag & "Christmas at the Patti" sets. This well be a very welcome addition.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on June 16, 2021, 05:07:52 PM
Black marks (and somewhat surprised raised eyebrows from South Uist), Al and Jules.  Shame on you both etc etc etc ;) :) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Brian Green on June 16, 2021, 07:56:28 PM
I have had the Help Yourself Reaffirmation 2CD set on order from Amazon.
At the first attempt it became unavailable.
At the second attempt the delivery date got pushed back to early July.
Thanks for the tip off David, it has enabled me to cancel the Amazon order and will now purchase the only slightly more expensive 6cd set direct from Cherry Red.
My introduction to Help Yourself was from the All Good Clean Fun LP.
One of those multi-artist compilation albums from a labels roster of recording artists especially popular in the early seventies.
I have picked up on many great artists via these type of compilations over the years.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: PaulT on June 16, 2021, 08:15:26 PM
An 8CD set from Faust... Details on the SDE website. Around £88. Only 2000? being produced. Vinyl version, too. Fill yer boots, fans of avant-garde krautrock.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on June 17, 2021, 09:17:27 AM

I have had the Help Yourself Reaffirmation 2CD set on order from Amazon.
At the first attempt it became unavailable.
At the second attempt the delivery date got pushed back to early July.
Thanks for the tip off David, it has enabled me to cancel the Amazon order and will now purchase the only slightly more expensive 6cd set direct from Cherry Red.
My introduction to Help Yourself was from the All Good Clean Fun LP.
One of those multi-artist compilation albums from a labels roster of recording artists especially popular in the early seventies.
I have picked up on many great artists via these type of compilations over the years.


All good  Clean Fun got a CD release some Years ago but apparently the tracklisting was different from the original 2LP.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Brian Green on June 17, 2021, 12:36:56 PM
Just been doing a compare and contrast between the LP and CD versions Alan.
The CD set has been expanded to 3CD's each with a very generous playing time.
It was released in 2004.
There are only about 6 tracks which appear on both versions so well worth owning both copies if you have interest in the UA/Liberty labels.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on June 17, 2021, 05:20:01 PM

Just been doing a compare and contrast between the LP and CD versions Alan.
The CD set has been expanded to 3CD's each with a very generous playing time.
It was released in 2004.
There are only about 6 tracks which appear on both versions so well worth owning both copies if you have interest in the UA/Liberty labels.


Cheers Brian.   8)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on June 20, 2021, 12:46:49 PM
Just ordered a forthcoming Vinegar Joe  set.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on July 21, 2021, 05:18:17 PM
This could be interesting – an expanded edition of the Affinity album
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/affinity-affinity-4cd-remastered-expanded-box-set/



Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on July 21, 2021, 11:00:47 PM

This could be interesting – an expanded edition of the Affinity album
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/affinity-affinity-4cd-remastered-expanded-box-set/


Angel Air put out almost all of this stuff a few years back, so there's not really a lot we haven't heard before, but what the hell I'm in for it.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on July 22, 2021, 09:03:06 AM


This could be interesting – an expanded edition of the Affinity album
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/affinity-affinity-4cd-remastered-expanded-box-set/


Angel Air put out almost all of this stuff a few years back, so there's not really a lot we haven't heard before, but what the hell I'm in for it.  ;D


Pretty much what I was thinking . I took out my copy of Affinity: Affinity (Angel Air, 2002) for a listen last night. It's well bolstered with bonus stuff, and there was another disc of unreleased material  also from Angel Air, iirc.
Cherry Red seem to do this sort of thing well, on the whole.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on July 24, 2021, 03:00:26 PM
One or two may be interested in a new Korgis album https://thekorgis.com/kartoon-world-sales


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: PaulT on July 24, 2021, 03:57:17 PM
Nice. Proper pop songs. Think I'll get this...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 25, 2021, 10:08:36 AM

One or two may be interested in a new Korgis album https://thekorgis.com/kartoon-world-sales


Mine turned up a couple of days ago and I was listening last night. Need to listen again but it sounds like a strong set. I have long been a fan of The Korgis and James Warren in general. To me this is reminiscent of a peak period 10cc album, which is high praise indeed.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on July 25, 2021, 11:27:58 PM
On the subject of James Warren, I bumped into my buddy Mutter Slater this afternoon who told me they are releasing a new Stackridge compilation  soon  - 3 discs apparently and not all remasteredl studio but some live stuff.  Hopefully some good stuff.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on July 26, 2021, 07:58:41 AM

On the subject of James Warren, I bumped into my buddy Mutter Slater this afternoon who told me they are releasing a new Stackridge compilation  soon  - 3 discs apparently and not all remasteredl studio but some live stuff.  Hopefully some good stuff.


That is good news.  He plays fairly regularly in Bridport, doesn't he?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on July 26, 2021, 08:41:07 AM


On the subject of James Warren, I bumped into my buddy Mutter Slater this afternoon who told me they are releasing a new Stackridge compilation  soon  - 3 discs apparently and not all remasteredl studio but some live stuff.  Hopefully some good stuff.


That is good news.  He plays fairly regularly in Bridport, doesn't he?

Yes he lives in Bridport  , did you get to see him play when you lived here?   The album is to celebrate 50 years of Stackridge - unbelievable. I think apart from Keith Gemmell they are all still around even their original manager Mike Tobin who is in his 80s now.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on July 26, 2021, 04:57:57 PM



On the subject of James Warren, I bumped into my buddy Mutter Slater this afternoon who told me they are releasing a new Stackridge compilation  soon  - 3 discs apparently and not all remasteredl studio but some live stuff.  Hopefully some good stuff.


That is good news.  He plays fairly regularly in Bridport, doesn't he?

Yes he lives in Bridport  , did you get to see him play when you lived here?   The album is to celebrate 50 years of Stackridge - unbelievable. I think apart from Keith Gemmell they are all still around even their original manager Mike Tobin who is in his 80s now.


Just the once, yes.  I'll be honest and say it wasn't really my thing, but very nice to see him nonetheless.  Definitely looking forward to the compilation.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on July 26, 2021, 08:43:31 PM




On the subject of James Warren, I bumped into my buddy Mutter Slater this afternoon who told me they are releasing a new Stackridge compilation  soon  - 3 discs apparently and not all remasteredl studio but some live stuff.  Hopefully some good stuff.


That is good news.  He plays fairly regularly in Bridport, doesn't he?

Yes he lives in Bridport  , did you get to see him play when you lived here?   The album is to celebrate 50 years of Stackridge - unbelievable. I think apart from Keith Gemmell they are all still around even their original manager Mike Tobin who is in his 80s now.


Just the once, yes.  I'll be honest and say it wasn't really my thing, but very nice to see him nonetheless.  Definitely looking forward to the compilation.


His solo stuff is very different ,  lacks the quirkiness  and humour of the Stackridge  I much prefer his Stackridge output  


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 03, 2021, 09:19:20 PM
Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: John From Austin on August 04, 2021, 01:30:43 AM

Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


My favorite band on Earth. As I've said here before, in addition to their scores of incredible originals, Los Lobos have recorded and/or performed many of the best covers I've heard (taking "La Bamba" to number one in the process). Politician (Cream), Don't Keep Me Wonderin' (Allmans), What's Goin' On (Marvin Gaye), Bertha (Grateful Dead), Shoot Out The Lights (an obscure English songwriter), I Wanna Be Like You (from the Jungle Book), and now Sail On, Sailor.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on August 04, 2021, 11:18:30 AM

Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


I'm always wary of the covers album.  It usually means inspiration has dried up.  Can anyone think of an essential covers album?

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Dan O. on August 04, 2021, 01:44:27 PM


Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


I'm always wary of the covers album.  It usually means inspiration has dried up.  Can anyone think of an essential covers album?

Jules

I'm wary of the covers album for the same reasons.
However, one of my favourites is The Wonderful World Of The Wondermints - currently out of print but available from Discogs from £4.80. Featuring entertaining covers of The Porpoise Song, Skyman, Arnold Layne, Guess I'm Dumb, etc., and a superb alt-rock version of Knowing Me, Knowing You (no "A-ha's" whatsoever), it's no wonder Brian Wilson said "If I'd had these guys in 1967 I would've taken Smile on the road".


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on August 04, 2021, 04:42:12 PM

I'm wary of the covers album for the same reasons.
However, one of my favourites is The Wonderful World Of The Wondermints - currently out of print but available from Discogs from £4.80. Featuring entertaining covers of The Porpoise Song, Skyman, Arnold Layne, Guess I'm Dumb, etc., and a superb alt-rock version of Knowing Me, Knowing You (no "A-ha's" whatsoever), it's no wonder Brian Wilson said "If I'd had these guys in 1967 I would've taken Smile on the road".


That does sound genuinely intriguing.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: John From Austin on August 04, 2021, 04:56:37 PM


I'm wary of the covers album for the same reasons.
However, one of my favourites is The Wonderful World Of The Wondermints - currently out of print but available from Discogs from £4.80. Featuring entertaining covers of The Porpoise Song, Skyman, Arnold Layne, Guess I'm Dumb, etc., and a superb alt-rock version of Knowing Me, Knowing You (no "A-ha's" whatsoever), it's no wonder Brian Wilson said "If I'd had these guys in 1967 I would've taken Smile on the road".


That does sound genuinely intriguing.

Jules


Here's a Brian Wilson/Wondermints story - I talked to a fellow at a Pet Sounds 50th show who was carrying a BW-autographed copy of the Wonderful World... He said he waved the LP at Brian during the soundcheck, and Brian said "I don't sign things." The guy explained it wasn't a Beach Boys LP and started singing the praises of the Wondermints. BW was intrigued, and a stagehand retrieved the LP for BW to autograph before the show. So the guy has a one-of-a-kind Wondermints LP autographed by Brian Wilson, who's not on the album.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 04, 2021, 08:31:36 PM
For about fifteen minutes the Wondermints might just have been the best band on the planet.  Baby Lemonade run them pretty damn close at times though....and one (sort of) became the Beach Boys, and the other Love.  It all kind of made sense in the end perhaps...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Nick on August 04, 2021, 10:22:22 PM


Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


I'm always wary of the covers album.  It usually means inspiration has dried up.  Can anyone think of an essential covers album?

Jules


Thea Gilmore: Loft Music.

I think Thea has remained consistently inspired and inspiring at every stage of her career.

I'd give hat-tips towards Kathryn Williams'  Relations, and Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook, too.

Cheers

Nick




Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on August 04, 2021, 11:28:45 PM



Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


I'm always wary of the covers album.  It usually means inspiration has dried up.  Can anyone think of an essential covers album?

Jules


Thea Gilmore: Loft Music.

I think Thea has remained consistently inspired and inspiring at every stage of her career.

I'd give hat-tips towards Kathryn Williams'  Relations, and Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook, too.

Cheers

Nick



Another vote for Loft music, Ever Fallen In Love is a brilliant interpretation. Whilst it's various artists, the Rubber Folk reworking of Rubber Soul has some great tracks on it and several artists emerge with a big thumbs up from me.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 05, 2021, 12:17:58 AM


Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


I'm always wary of the covers album.  It usually means inspiration has dried up.  Can anyone think of an essential covers album?

Jules


Famous Blue Raincoat - Jennifer Warnes

By the way, the Los Lobos album is terrific.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on August 05, 2021, 08:48:51 AM


Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


I'm always wary of the covers album.  It usually means inspiration has dried up.  Can anyone think of an essential covers album?

Jules


Jennifer Warnes :  Famous Blue Raincoat.

May not count as the songs are all by the same artist, but it's pretty amazing, imo.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Will S on August 05, 2021, 09:09:51 AM
If Jennifer Warnes' album counts, I'd give a vote for Dave Burland's His Master's Choice too, which is his album of RT covers.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 05, 2021, 09:13:56 AM
This is why I love TAW.

I've discovered 2 new bands in the last few day - Los Lobos I'd heard of but had no idea of their work beyond La Bamba, and Wondermint who I had never heard of but love.

Thanks!  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on August 05, 2021, 09:25:51 AM

This is why I love TAW.

I've discovered 2 new bands in the last few day - Los Lobos I'd heard of but had no idea of their work beyond La Bamba, and Wondermint who I had never heard of but love.

Thanks!  :D


I highly recommend hearing to first Los Lobos song I ever heard - Will the Wolf Survive.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: ColinB on August 05, 2021, 09:28:15 AM


I'd give hat-tips towards Kathryn Williams'  Relations, and Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook, too.



KP's version of Swim Until You Can't See Land is superb.

I'll add Kate Rusby's Hand Me Down and the RT covers album Beat The Retreat.

But my favourite is probably Patti Smith's Twelve.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 05, 2021, 10:16:02 AM


But my favourite is probably Patti Smith's Twelve.



I'm with Colin on this.  It's a joyful wondrous album, and the tour was a blessing (although I know we have a detractor amongst us here) - two of my favourite gigs ever.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 05, 2021, 10:24:27 AM


This is why I love TAW.

I've discovered 2 new bands in the last few day - Los Lobos I'd heard of but had no idea of their work beyond La Bamba, and Wondermint who I had never heard of but love.

Thanks!  :D


I highly recommend hearing to first Los Lobos song I ever heard - Will the Wolf Survive.

Jules
On it :)

Whilst checking out the Wondermint's back catalogue (joy!) I discovered a website called Cherry Red which has some wonderous albums and boxsets. Have just grabbed Beyond the Pale Horizon - The British Progressive Pop Sounds :)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 05, 2021, 10:38:53 AM



This is why I love TAW.

I've discovered 2 new bands in the last few day - Los Lobos I'd heard of but had no idea of their work beyond La Bamba, and Wondermint who I had never heard of but love.

Thanks!  :D


I highly recommend hearing to first Los Lobos song I ever heard - Will the Wolf Survive.

Jules
On it :)

Whilst checking out the Wondermint's back catalogue (joy!) I discovered a website called Cherry Red which has some wonderous albums and boxsets. Have just grabbed Beyond the Pale Horizon - The British Progressive Pop Sounds :)


Not heard of the Cherry Red label before, Bridget?  They've got a long and illustrious history as a independent label....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Red_Records

More recently they've (as you've discovered) become one of the best reissue/repackaging/compilation labels in the business.  I could spend my entire buying budget on their releases...and I often do!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 05, 2021, 11:13:42 AM




This is why I love TAW.

I've discovered 2 new bands in the last few day - Los Lobos I'd heard of but had no idea of their work beyond La Bamba, and Wondermint who I had never heard of but love.

Thanks!  :D


I highly recommend hearing to first Los Lobos song I ever heard - Will the Wolf Survive.

Jules
On it :)

Whilst checking out the Wondermint's back catalogue (joy!) I discovered a website called Cherry Red which has some wonderous albums and boxsets. Have just grabbed Beyond the Pale Horizon - The British Progressive Pop Sounds :)


Not heard of the Cherry Red label before, Bridget?  They've got a long and illustrious history as a independent label....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Red_Records

More recently they've (as you've discovered) become one of the best reissue/repackaging/compilation labels in the business.  I could spend my entire buying budget on their releases...and I often do!
To my shame no, but now I have I'm only slightly worried a large part of my disposable income will be going their way!!  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 05, 2021, 11:27:55 AM


Not heard of the Cherry Red label before, Bridget?  They've got a long and illustrious history as a independent label....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Red_Records

More recently they've (as you've discovered) become one of the best reissue/repackaging/compilation labels in the business.  I could spend my entire buying budget on their releases...and I often do!
To my shame no, but now I have I'm only slightly worried a large part of my disposable income will be going their way!!  ;D


How exciting...enjoy!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: John From Austin on August 06, 2021, 07:41:51 PM
This is a nice surprise -

The Doobie Brothers have released a 4-song EP for streaming/download, and on October 1, 2021, they will release a new album (their 15th overall)!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 06, 2021, 07:54:20 PM

This is a nice surprise -

The Doobie Brothers have released a 4-song EP for streaming/download, and on October 1, 2021, they will release a new album (their 15th overall)!


A nice surprise indeed, though I hope it is a step up from World Gone Crazy, which I never warmed to.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: wayne stote on August 06, 2021, 11:29:40 PM



This is why I love TAW.

I've discovered 2 new bands in the last few day - Los Lobos I'd heard of but had no idea of their work beyond La Bamba, and Wondermint who I had never heard of but love.

Thanks!  :D


I highly recommend hearing to first Los Lobos song I ever heard - Will the Wolf Survive.

Jules
On it :)

Whilst checking out the Wondermint's back catalogue (joy!) I discovered a website called Cherry Red which has some wonderous albums and boxsets. Have just grabbed Beyond the Pale Horizon - The British Progressive Pop Sounds :)


Be careful. The Cherry Red boxed sets are very addictive.  :)

Usually great though!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: mickf on August 07, 2021, 10:19:46 AM




Los Lobos covers album https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/03/los-lobos-la-bamba-gave-us-an-identity-crisis

A surprisingly super straight but decent cover of Sail on Sailor in the article...


I'm always wary of the covers album.  It usually means inspiration has dried up.  Can anyone think of an essential covers album?

Jules


Thea Gilmore: Loft Music.

I think Thea has remained consistently inspired and inspiring at every stage of her career.

I'd give hat-tips towards Kathryn Williams'  Relations, and Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook, too.

Cheers

Nick



Another vote for Loft music, Ever Fallen In Love is a brilliant interpretation. Whilst it's various artists, the Rubber Folk reworking of Rubber Soul has some great tracks on it and several artists emerge with a big thumbs up from me.

Loft Music is a wonderful album - but I'm a bony fido Theaphile. Regarding 'Rubber Folk', I saw Show of Hands not long after they contributed to the album and I recall Phil Beer advising audience members not to google the album title, as they might get a shock! ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 07, 2021, 03:38:38 PM




This is why I love TAW.

I've discovered 2 new bands in the last few day - Los Lobos I'd heard of but had no idea of their work beyond La Bamba, and Wondermint who I had never heard of but love.

Thanks!  :D


I highly recommend hearing to first Los Lobos song I ever heard - Will the Wolf Survive.

Jules
On it :)

Whilst checking out the Wondermint's back catalogue (joy!) I discovered a website called Cherry Red which has some wonderous albums and boxsets. Have just grabbed Beyond the Pale Horizon - The British Progressive Pop Sounds :)


Be careful. The Cherry Red boxed sets are very addictive.  :)

Usually great though!
And I’m supposed to be getting rid of stuff, not buying new….  :-\
Nobody must tell my husband  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 09, 2021, 02:28:12 PM
The new British Sea Power album.  Except it's not...it's the first album by Sea Power.

Statement here https://seapowerband.com/news/goodbye-british-sea-power-hello-sea-power

New album (pre-ordering...out early next year) https://seapower.tmstor.es/


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Col D on August 09, 2021, 05:56:30 PM

The new British Sea Power album.  Except it's not...it's the first album by Sea Power.

Statement here https://seapowerband.com/news/goodbye-british-sea-power-hello-sea-power

New album (pre-ordering...out early next year) https://seapower.tmstor.es/


I can understand their thinking but at the same time feel it's a bit sad they feel the need to have to make the change. Does it carry overtones of xenophobic nationalism? Not to me it doesn't, never crossed my mind for a second. So, Sea Power it is from now on, although I've always called them that anyway. Already pre-ordered the limited edition box set, can't wait.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 09, 2021, 06:11:40 PM


The new British Sea Power album.  Except it's not...it's the first album by Sea Power.

Statement here https://seapowerband.com/news/goodbye-british-sea-power-hello-sea-power

New album (pre-ordering...out early next year) https://seapower.tmstor.es/


I can understand their thinking but at the same time feel it's a bit sad they feel the need to have to make the change. Does it carry overtones of xenophobic nationalism? Not to me it doesn't, never crossed my mind for a second. So, Sea Power it is from now on, although I've always called them that anyway. Already pre-ordered the limited edition box set, can't wait.


I'm inclined to agree with you.  I also suspect it is commercial suicide to throw out 25 year's worth of marketing.  But hell, we love 'em, so there we are.  Sea Power!  Sea Power!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on August 10, 2021, 12:01:22 PM

throw out 25 year's worth of marketing.  


The flipside is that the name change announcement is also quite a strong marketing gambit.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 10, 2021, 12:28:03 PM


throw out 25 year's worth of marketing.  


The flipside is that the name change announcement is also quite a strong marketing gambit.

Jules


To whom though?  The fan will follow.  The casual listener/product buyer/occasional gig attendee will, without question, be confused.  My other half who has followed them for most of their career feels very uneasy about it all.  Anyway, it is what it is.  But, I suspect, they'll always be BSP to me.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 11, 2021, 09:50:44 AM
Starry Eyed and Laughing are back (next month)...little teaser vid here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBjaZSDBB0

Ooooh, I do love me the sound of Tony's Rickenbacker...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on August 13, 2021, 09:18:10 AM
For anyone not yet acquainted with the music of Pentangle and its members, a budget priced 3CD compilation of vintage stuff entitled Gold.   One of a series of such.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 13, 2021, 09:40:25 AM

For anyone not yet acquainted with the music of Pentangle and its members, a budget priced 3CD compilation of vintage stuff entitled Gold.   One of a series of such.


Well spotted.  Includes solo recordings too (actually just checked - 1 disc Bert, 1 disc John - and Bert & John, 1 disc Pentangle).  There's a few horrors in this list (and one or two that might interest a few here).... https://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/catalogue/releases/bert-jansch-john-renbour-pentangle-gold/


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on August 13, 2021, 09:44:41 AM


For anyone not yet acquainted with the music of Pentangle and its members, a budget priced 3CD compilation of vintage stuff entitled Gold.   One of a series of such.


Well spotted.  Includes solo recordings too (actually just checked - 1 disc Bert, 1 disc John, 1 disc Pentangle).  There's a few horrors in this list (and one or two that might interest a few here).... https://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/catalogue/releases/bert-jansch-john-renbour-pentangle-gold/


Thanks for the link David. I usually access t'interweb on my phone and find posting links fiddly.
I hope this release shows a few more people what the fuss is about.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 24, 2021, 12:02:42 PM
For fans of Michael Chapman.  From FB:

"For those that missed out first time around I will have a small no of MC's 80th birthday cd album available soon. Includes covers by Lucinda Williams, Thurston Moore, Bridget St. John,Ryley Walker and many more. If you wish to reserve a copy please email me on andruchapman@btinternet.com
Thanks."

I'm fairly certain Andru is Michael's other half.  It's £15 + £2.50 p&p for the CD payable by Paypal.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 24, 2021, 05:30:18 PM

Starry Eyed and Laughing are back (next month)...little teaser vid here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBjaZSDBB0

Ooooh, I do love me the sound of Tony's Rickenbacker...


Here's more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOOy-w6Cm8 Don't let the lawyers listen to that as it's a direct lift of...well, you decide  ;) ;D

You can pre-order here (with a free album of covers) https://www.starryeyedandlaughing.com/bells-of-lightning.htm


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on August 24, 2021, 06:10:51 PM

Here's more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOOy-w6Cm8 Don't let the lawyers listen to that as it's a direct lift of...well, you decide  ;) ;D


Fucksake, that's more than a little bit cheeky, innit?

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 24, 2021, 07:16:30 PM


Here's more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOOy-w6Cm8 Don't let the lawyers listen to that as it's a direct lift of...well, you decide  ;) ;D


Fucksake, that's more than a little bit cheeky, innit?

Jules


I'm a big fan, but, er, yeah...that's a bit dodgy, I think.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 25, 2021, 04:40:29 PM



Here's more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOOy-w6Cm8 Don't let the lawyers listen to that as it's a direct lift of...well, you decide  ;) ;D


Fucksake, that's more than a little bit cheeky, innit?

Jules


I'm a big fan, but, er, yeah...that's a bit dodgy, I think.


I suspect that legally it is just different enough to be homage rather than copy, but not by much.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 25, 2021, 04:50:41 PM




Here's more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOOy-w6Cm8 Don't let the lawyers listen to that as it's a direct lift of...well, you decide  ;) ;D


Fucksake, that's more than a little bit cheeky, innit?

Jules


I'm a big fan, but, er, yeah...that's a bit dodgy, I think.


I suspect that legally it is just different enough to be homage rather than copy, but not by much.


Really?  There's whole sections of that which are, I think, a direct lift.  Anyway, what do I know...Tony's lovely and I shall buy and enjoy, I'm sure...


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 25, 2021, 05:25:13 PM

Starry Eyed and Laughing are back (next month)...little teaser vid here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBjaZSDBB0

Ooooh, I do love me the sound of Tony's Rickenbacker...
Just discovered this. Love it. Purchased. Albums. All of them.  :-\

Now, stop it, David


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 25, 2021, 06:03:30 PM


Starry Eyed and Laughing are back (next month)...little teaser vid here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBjaZSDBB0

Ooooh, I do love me the sound of Tony's Rickenbacker...
Just discovered this. Love it. Purchased. Albums. All of them.  :-\

Now, stop it, David


Ha ha ha.  Just lend me your card, Bridget.  I'll keep it safe for you  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Nick Reg on August 25, 2021, 06:55:39 PM


Starry Eyed and Laughing are back (next month)...little teaser vid here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBjaZSDBB0

Ooooh, I do love me the sound of Tony's Rickenbacker...
Just discovered this. Love it. Purchased. Albums. All of them.  :-\

Now, stop it, David


Get the Bennett Wilson Poole too, its fab.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on August 25, 2021, 07:14:44 PM



Starry Eyed and Laughing are back (next month)...little teaser vid here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBjaZSDBB0

Ooooh, I do love me the sound of Tony's Rickenbacker...
Just discovered this. Love it. Purchased. Albums. All of them.  :-\

Now, stop it, David


Get the Bennett Wilson Poole too, its fab.


  Indeed it is...the next one will be along soon as well.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 25, 2021, 08:34:40 PM





Here's more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOOy-w6Cm8 Don't let the lawyers listen to that as it's a direct lift of...well, you decide  ;) ;D


Fucksake, that's more than a little bit cheeky, innit?

Jules



I'm a big fan, but, er, yeah...that's a bit dodgy, I think.


I suspect that legally it is just different enough to be homage rather than copy, but not by much.


Really?  There's whole sections of that which are, I think, a direct lift.  Anyway, what do I know...Tony's lovely and I shall buy and enjoy, I'm sure...


I don't disagree but there is some algorithm type thing that dictates these things. Something like every eight note has to be different so the entire feel may be the same and the melody almost identical but just varies 12.5% of the time.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 26, 2021, 12:55:28 PM



Starry Eyed and Laughing are back (next month)...little teaser vid here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBjaZSDBB0

Ooooh, I do love me the sound of Tony's Rickenbacker...
Just discovered this. Love it. Purchased. Albums. All of them.  :-\

Now, stop it, David


Get the Bennett Wilson Poole too, its fab.

Off to check it out....

My poor bank account  :'(
 ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: malcolm talking elephant on August 26, 2021, 03:40:13 PM
Not to forget two wonderful albums just out ....;

Steve Ashley's Family Album Revisited (originally from Woodworm and produced and featuring Peggy, Chris, Simon and Bruce Rowland) and Maart's  wonderful OX15

Shameless plug from an Olde Elephant


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Brendan on August 27, 2021, 09:23:09 PM
Waiting for Steve Ashley’s Family Album to arrive, it will complete my collection. I have heard it before on vinyl but still looking forward too it. Will pop a review on once it arrives.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on August 28, 2021, 08:24:07 PM

Waiting for Steve Ashley’s Family Album to arrive, it will complete my collection. I have heard it before on vinyl but still looking forward too it. Will pop a review on once it arrives.


I have it on order as well, looking forward to your review


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Brendan on August 29, 2021, 05:22:46 PM
Steve Ashley's Family Album (Revisted) Well it has arrived and I have to say it's a lovely package, if you are going to re-release or revisit an album and bring people in who missed it the first time round this is how to do it, with extensive sleeve notes which give you a really insight into the creation of the album and lyrics, and some extra tracks. I have been a fan of Steve's since hearing Speedy Return in the mid to late eighties from my dads slight jumpy vinyl and with the exception of the demo tapes, I have managed to get hold of his entire back catalogue. I think he is a brilliant songwriter, who delves into subjects both personal, and universal, he gets to the heart of things and captures the essense of sujects and takes you on interesting journeys, making you laugh, cry, think or see things from a different perspective. On the family album he has surrounded himself with a fine cast of musicians, most of whom will be familiar to fairport old and new, I think this hints at some of what was to come from the early sound from the eighties incarnation of fairport. The songs on this album produce a snapshot of family life, and the characters and familiar incidents from Granny, Dad and even the family dog. Overall the album has a sound of a bunch of old friends getting together telling tales of the family, through words and music and it has a real relaxed feel, with the renewwed sound giving a chance for the music to shine. It has some real high points, for me feeling lazy (here have I heard this before cropredy perhaps?) and Somewhere in a song one of the extra tracks stand out, definitely worth it for these for me. This will never be my favourite of Steve's albums but with such greats to compete with , it doesn't mean its a dud, but sorry but 'Lost and Found' must contain an insight or humour that is for someone else, I just don't get it....and I have dogs.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: malcolm talking elephant on August 31, 2021, 11:16:56 AM
Nice review Brendan

One of my fav's is the beautiful tribute to Bruce Rowland 'For Bruce' which I believe he sang at Bruce's funeral...... Don't quote me!

Peggy's bass is brill (as usual) throughout and Simon, perfect (as usual) and.... little Chris Leslie in the days before he became a Fairporter, wonderful.

I missed this album the first time around so it is a shear joy to be listening to it now as if a new album in my collection.

Oooo and not forgetting Steve.  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 03, 2021, 10:30:57 AM


Forget all the b******t, David Crosby's "If Only I Could Remember My Name" gets Rhinoed.  ;D

https://bestclassicbands.com/david-crosby-50th-anniversary-if-i-could-only-remember-my-name-9-2-21/


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 03, 2021, 11:49:18 AM



Forget all the b******t, David Crosby's "If Only I Could Remember My Name" gets Rhinoed.  ;D

https://bestclassicbands.com/david-crosby-50th-anniversary-if-i-could-only-remember-my-name-9-2-21/


That's more like it!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on September 04, 2021, 04:32:34 PM
Tempting, very tempting.  Thanks for the heads-up.



Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 09, 2021, 01:51:35 PM
Something to keep you occupied whilst you're waiting for the Faust box set... a nice cover piece and a 7-inch single https://electronicsound.co.uk/shop/p/issue-81?fbclid=IwAR09d6lvZivqeDdXk-RYhV8d31sD_8PO_lxwErDTjM98qnGBWz7OJdYzDq8


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 15, 2021, 08:19:06 PM
This (Danny Wilson signed 7" with Gerry Love and Jeff Tweedy featuring Spirit and Judy Sill covers) looks good https://www.unionmusicstore.com/product-page/danny-george-wilson-we-ve-got-a-lot-to-learn-limited-7-vinyl-signed?fbclid=IwAR0oxCWAdmqlj5fcnUpMTDdBin11qefwmB6B6OC0zgn6syp1z3dJJBAJ2Iw


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on September 25, 2021, 08:37:23 AM
http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: mickf on September 25, 2021, 01:16:56 PM
Sounds like good value. Mind you, I've got most of the tracks on it, although the 'Extravaganza' tracks would be a nice addition. I had the LP but have nothing to play it on, so I may just buy this.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 26, 2021, 04:32:40 PM

http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


A pity they didn't spend a little more than a quid on the cover.  Just dreadful.  Not a bad introductory compilation, mind....


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on September 27, 2021, 09:18:31 AM


http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


A pity they didn't spend a little more than a quid on the cover.  Just dreadful.  Not a bad introductory compilation, mind....


Angel Air release some great stuff generally , but they could make more effort with sleeve art.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim G on September 27, 2021, 04:56:25 PM



http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


A pity they didn't spend a little more than a quid on the cover.  Just dreadful.  Not a bad introductory compilation, mind....


Angel Air release some great stuff generally , but they could make more effort with sleeve art.


When I spoke to Mutter a few weeks ago, he said Andy Davis was choosing the tracks and there were some different live versions of things - I am bit disappointed that Angel Air have not given a bit more information in their listing about that. Not sure if it comes with a booklet or not either.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 27, 2021, 05:02:08 PM




http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


A pity they didn't spend a little more than a quid on the cover.  Just dreadful.  Not a bad introductory compilation, mind....


Angel Air release some great stuff generally , but they could make more effort with sleeve art.


When I spoke to Mutter a few weeks ago, he said Andy Davis was choosing the tracks and there were some different live versions of things - I am bit disappointed that Angel Air have not given a bit more information in their listing about that. Not sure if it comes with a booklet or not either.


If I was a member of a 'heritage' band and someone put out a compilation or box set of my earlier material, I'd want it to be Cherry Red (or one of their subsidiary labels).  The contrast between their attempts at quality control and those of some of the others is breath-taking.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 27, 2021, 09:02:32 PM




http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


A pity they didn't spend a little more than a quid on the cover.  Just dreadful.  Not a bad introductory compilation, mind....


Angel Air release some great stuff generally , but they could make more effort with sleeve art.


When I spoke to Mutter a few weeks ago, he said Andy Davis was choosing the tracks and there were some different live versions of things - I am bit disappointed that Angel Air have not given a bit more information in their listing about that. Not sure if it comes with a booklet or not either.


I don't have the set but I suspect that any live tracks come from the two live albums that Angel Air has the rights too, The Forbidden City and The Final Bow. In particular I notice that all of the A Victory For Common Sense tracks come from the latter as Angel Air does not have the rights to the final studio album.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 27, 2021, 09:02:51 PM
It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on September 27, 2021, 11:17:24 PM

It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


Just been reading that very same article.  A sad tale.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on September 28, 2021, 08:57:20 AM


It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


Just been reading that very same article.  A sad tale.

Jules


Me too. I've known about her for a while, and her story reminds me of Judee Sill, whose end was also tragic.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 28, 2021, 09:43:13 AM




http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


A pity they didn't spend a little more than a quid on the cover.  Just dreadful.  Not a bad introductory compilation, mind....


Angel Air release some great stuff generally , but they could make more effort with sleeve art.


When I spoke to Mutter a few weeks ago, he said Andy Davis was choosing the tracks and there were some different live versions of things - I am bit disappointed that Angel Air have not given a bit more information in their listing about that. Not sure if it comes with a booklet or not either.


Not sure why I can't handle quotes lately!  ::) Anyway, I have tidied this up.

I don't have the set but I suspect that any live tracks come from the two live albums that Angel Air has the rights too, The Forbidden City and The Final Bow. In particular I notice that all of the A Victory For Common Sense tracks come from the latter as Angel Air does not have the rights to the final studio album.

Since posting this yesterday I have discovered that all of the live tracks are from The Final Bow. A bit of a surprise. It is an excellent set but very much a makeshift line up of the band. The Forbidden City is closer to the classic line up.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim on September 28, 2021, 01:10:17 PM

It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


I don’t think I’ve ever heard of her before the article☹️


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on September 28, 2021, 03:37:51 PM


It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


I don’t think I’ve ever heard of her before the article☹️


The music is worth checking out, though there's sadly little if it.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on September 28, 2021, 04:02:04 PM


It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


I don’t think I’ve ever heard of her before the article☹️


Listen to this, Jim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsYHN7eCCtU

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 28, 2021, 04:09:21 PM



It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


I don’t think I’ve ever heard of her before the article☹️


Listen to this, Jim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsYHN7eCCtU

Jules


And if this doesn't get you, nothing will....


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 28, 2021, 04:52:53 PM




It's a film, but it looks like it will be well worth a watch...new documentary on Karen Dalton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/27/karen-dalton-folk-singer-documentary


I don’t think I’ve ever heard of her before the article☹️


Listen to this, Jim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsYHN7eCCtU

Jules


And if this doesn't get you, nothing will....


By the way, fans of Mayans MC (Sons of Anarchy spin off) may recognise the tune...it plays a big part in S3E4.  I'll be honest and say and I only know this is retrospect.  Knew I knew the tune, mind but it was only a day or two later I remembered what it was.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jim on September 29, 2021, 12:09:35 AM
Thanks chaps, the  Billie Holliday analogy was spot on!
Amazon music have six or seven albums of hers on the site to be explored
She does a cover of “Ribbon Bow” on one of them “Katie Cruel”, it’s very different from the FC version with our own dearly departed Jude


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 29, 2021, 03:48:56 AM
Jethro Tull's Benefit gets the hard back book set treatment finally.

If you like these things, you can pre-order from Burning Shed for a reasonable price before it goes the way of the other ones and turns into a three figure sum.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 29, 2021, 07:57:56 AM

Jethro Tull's Benefit gets the hard back book set treatment finally.

If you like these things, you can pre-order from Burning Shed for a reasonable price before it goes the way of the other ones and turns into a three figure sum.


Thanks for that.  My fave Tull album by quite some distance - so have pressed the button.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 29, 2021, 12:18:00 PM


Jethro Tull's Benefit gets the hard back book set treatment finally.

If you like these things, you can pre-order from Burning Shed for a reasonable price before it goes the way of the other ones and turns into a three figure sum.


Thanks for that.  My fave Tull album by quite some distance - so have pressed the button.


My pleasure.
I'd go for Songs From The Wood as my top vote, but Benefit would be second. That and the singles from around that period was a creative peak for them for sure.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on September 29, 2021, 12:22:46 PM



Jethro Tull's Benefit gets the hard back book set treatment finally.

If you like these things, you can pre-order from Burning Shed for a reasonable price before it goes the way of the other ones and turns into a three figure sum.


Thanks for that.  My fave Tull album by quite some distance - so have pressed the button.


My pleasure.
I'd go for Songs From The Wood as my top vote, but Benefit would be second. That and the singles from around that period was a creative peak for them for sure.


Was just looking at the prices!  Mindblowing.  Wish I'd paid more attention and got the lot....


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Paul B on October 06, 2021, 08:11:29 AM
This looks good value for Dylan Project fans

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/steve-gibbons-band-rollin-the-albums-1976-1978-5cd-remastered-expanded-box-set/?mc_cid=f32d7c5d03&mc_eid=566af83acc


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: mickf on October 06, 2021, 10:03:55 AM
I loved the Steve Gibbons Band. I think the live one 'Caught in the Act' is a great album, particularly the opener 'Watching the River Flow' and of course the live version of 'Tulane'


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on October 12, 2021, 04:17:01 PM
New Michael Hurley...The Time of the Foxgloves...just in time for his 80th  :)

https://michaelhurley.bandcamp.com/releases


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on October 19, 2021, 01:43:10 PM
A nice Sea Power piece (BSP as was) focusing on the name change/new album (although it's not out til Feb)... https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/oct/19/sea-power-changed-name-british-album-nature-parents


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: PaulT on October 26, 2021, 11:34:52 AM





http://www.angelair.co.uk/?tcp_product=stackridge-50-recordings-1971-2021

50 track box set of Stackridge recordings from 1971 - 2021.

All good stuff and under £15 for the lot.


Spotted it on sale in HMV (Bristol) for £25!!  Or mp3 download from *m*z*n at £7.99.....

A pity they didn't spend a little more than a quid on the cover.  Just dreadful.  Not a bad introductory compilation, mind....


Angel Air release some great stuff generally , but they could make more effort with sleeve art.


When I spoke to Mutter a few weeks ago, he said Andy Davis was choosing the tracks and there were some different live versions of things - I am bit disappointed that Angel Air have not given a bit more information in their listing about that. Not sure if it comes with a booklet or not either.


I don't have the set but I suspect that any live tracks come from the two live albums that Angel Air has the rights too, The Forbidden City and The Final Bow. In particular I notice that all of the A Victory For Common Sense tracks come from the latter as Angel Air does not have the rights to the final studio album.



Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Adam on November 05, 2021, 03:20:03 PM
Apparently the Jethro Tull Broadsword and the Beast boxed set (due for release next year) may contain up to 40 tracks from those sessions, of which 15 or so have never seen the light of day.

I’ve a real soft spot for Broadsword, and some of the session tracks that have been released already are fantastic (Jack frost and the hooded crow, Jack-a-Lynn, etc). Very high hopes!


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 05, 2021, 03:50:26 PM

Apparently the Jethro Tull Broadsword and the Beast boxed set (due for release next year) may contain up to 40 tracks from those sessions, of which 15 or so have never seen the light of day.

I’ve a real soft spot for Broadsword, and some of the session tracks that have been released already are fantastic (Jack frost and the hooded crow, Jack-a-Lynn, etc). Very high hopes!


That was the new album as I became a fan so I too am interested.  The session tracks I've heard sound much better than the finished album (imho).


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on November 05, 2021, 04:03:08 PM
An all new Jethro Tull album is out soon, apparently.

Not of interest  to me, being  a pre 1975 Tull listener, but I know there are Tull die hards amongst you.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Will S on November 05, 2021, 04:03:39 PM


Apparently the Jethro Tull Broadsword and the Beast boxed set (due for release next year) may contain up to 40 tracks from those sessions, of which 15 or so have never seen the light of day.

I’ve a real soft spot for Broadsword, and some of the session tracks that have been released already are fantastic (Jack frost and the hooded crow, Jack-a-Lynn, etc). Very high hopes!


That was the new album as I became a fan so I too am interested.  The session tracks I've heard sound much better than the finished album (imho).


Me too.  I'm looking forward to seeing what is included, as I love that album.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Paul B on November 10, 2021, 10:29:04 AM
Would be very interested in what TAW's think about this box set as I've not really listened to anything by Spriguns

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mandy-morton-spriguns-after-the-storm-complete-recordings-6cd-dvd-box-set/?mc_cid=0a74374bf9&mc_eid=566af83acc

Reading about them seems Tim Hart produced and Robert Kirby arranged some of their tracks so might be on my "to buy" list


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 10, 2021, 02:09:16 PM
The Cockfields.

Very funny and so well observed about family dynamics. Beautifully performed by a stellar cast and gorgeous Isle of Wight scenery too.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: wayne stote on November 10, 2021, 02:59:44 PM

Would be very interested in what TAW's think about this box set as I've not really listened to anything by Spriguns

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mandy-morton-spriguns-after-the-storm-complete-recordings-6cd-dvd-box-set/?mc_cid=0a74374bf9&mc_eid=566af83acc

Reading about them seems Tim Hart produced and Robert Kirby arranged some of their tracks so might be on my "to buy" list


I'm a fan of Spriguns. It's folk-rock but like all the best bands in that genre, they don't quite sound like anybody else. Looks like an excellent value set.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 10, 2021, 05:34:23 PM

The Cockfields.

Very funny and so well observed about family dynamics. Beautifully performed by a stellar cast and gorgeous Isle of Wight scenery too.


Sorry, that was meant for the I'm Watching thread.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 10, 2021, 06:19:25 PM


Would be very interested in what TAW's think about this box set as I've not really listened to anything by Spriguns

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mandy-morton-spriguns-after-the-storm-complete-recordings-6cd-dvd-box-set/?mc_cid=0a74374bf9&mc_eid=566af83acc

Reading about them seems Tim Hart produced and Robert Kirby arranged some of their tracks so might be on my "to buy" list


I'm a fan of Spriguns. It's folk-rock but like all the best bands in that genre, they don't quite sound like anybody else. Looks like an excellent value set.


I'm definitely in for that.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on November 11, 2021, 09:25:44 AM

Do we have somewhere for "Oh, look this sounds interesting" type posts?  I didn't think we did, but please correct me if I'm wrong...

Anyway, let's start with a couple of slabs of vinyl that have tickled my fancy in the last few days:

1) Big Front Yard http://www.shagratrecords.com/shagrat_thylacine_BFY.html?fbclid=IwAR0eyNE0n2er59Qe5b2sRKFJRgh0p1Xf6rvygBQSEgW6hyspg6FUbH_4ww0

2) Beth Gibbons (Portishead) taking on Gorecki's 3rd https://bethgibbons.dominomart.com/




Shagrat have my approval for a couple of Bridget St John releases they've done.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2021, 10:28:59 AM

Shagrat have my approval for a couple of Bridget St John releases they've done.


Great label for both vinyl and CD.  The Martin Stone box is exquisite.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on November 12, 2021, 12:48:23 PM


Shagrat have my approval for a couple of Bridget St John releases they've done.


Great label for both vinyl and CD.  The Martin Stone box is exquisite.


I dont know Martin Stone.  There are other Shagrat things that are unknown to me as well.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2021, 01:29:08 PM



Shagrat have my approval for a couple of Bridget St John releases they've done.


Great label for both vinyl and CD.  The Martin Stone box is exquisite.


I dont know Martin Stone.  There are other Shagrat things that are unknown to me as well.


I was incredulous when Jules said something similar.  Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, Savoy Brown, Pink Fairies etc etc etc.  Also a renowned and important antiquarian bookseller.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on November 12, 2021, 05:45:38 PM

I was incredulous when Jules said something similar.  Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, Savoy Brown, Pink Fairies etc etc etc.  Also a renowned and important antiquarian bookseller.


I've heard of all of those bands, but never actually heard any of them.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 12, 2021, 08:04:17 PM


I was incredulous when Jules said something similar.  Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, Savoy Brown, Pink Fairies etc etc etc.  Also a renowned and important antiquarian bookseller.


I've heard of all of those bands, but never actually heard any of them.

Jules


My brother used to have a Pink Fairies album so I must have heard them but can't remember anything about it. I have heard a bit of Savoy Brown, but only the early stuff as I used to know one of the band members quite well.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 13, 2021, 08:59:20 AM



I was incredulous when Jules said something similar.  Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, Savoy Brown, Pink Fairies etc etc etc.  Also a renowned and important antiquarian bookseller.


I've heard of all of those bands, but never actually heard any of them.

Jules


My brother used to have a Pink Fairies album so I must have heard them but can't remember anything about it. I have heard a bit of Savoy Brown, but only the early stuff as I used to know one of the band members quite well.


He was a bit of a blink and you'll miss it part of them tbh.  Absolutely everybody who has an interest in 'psychedelic' influenced British rock music should know Mighty Baby though.  They're one of the truly great bands.  


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Alan2 on November 13, 2021, 09:02:04 AM


I was incredulous when Jules said something similar.  Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, Savoy Brown, Pink Fairies etc etc etc.  Also a renowned and important antiquarian bookseller.


I've heard of all of those bands, but never actually heard any of them.

Jules


That's where I am too.  Apart from maybe Pink Fairies.  I know i considered getting a compilation by them once to refresh my memory.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Ian_ on November 13, 2021, 02:11:35 PM
 I remember hearing a track from the 'Big front yard' album on an obscure radio station (WFMU? Jeff Conklin?) and enjoying it enormously, so I was hugely disappointed that the Shagrat/Thylacine imprint was only putting it out on vinyl (don't get me wrong, putting it out at all is laudable), but I do wish there were a downloadable option available.... :-\


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 13, 2021, 02:21:13 PM

 I remember hearing a track from the 'Big front yard' album on an obscure radio station (WFMU? Jeff Conklin?) and enjoying it enormously, so I was hugely disappointed that the Shagrat/Thylacine imprint was only putting it out on vinyl (don't get me wrong, putting it out at all is laudable), but I do wish there were a downloadable option available.... :-\
 Still available I note.... Aye, I know what you mean.  I'm having a falling out with vinyl and learning to love my CDs again in a big way thing at the moment.  I'm thinking of selling the lot tbh apart from the things that don't exist in any other format  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: PaulT on November 14, 2021, 12:36:23 PM
Jah Wobble has recorded a new version of PiL's Metal Box album, with more "sophisticated" arrangements and dubwise production. Out on Friday 19th November. Unless Mr Lydon decides to try to block it, as he has done with other PiL tapes that drummer Martin Atkins wanted to release. Hopefully not, seeing as relations twixt the 2 Johns appear to be reasonably cordial.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on November 14, 2021, 05:28:31 PM

I'm having a falling out with vinyl and learning to love my CDs again in a big way thing at the moment.


And I thought you only had eyes for cassettes these days.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: davidmjs on November 15, 2021, 12:09:32 PM


I'm having a falling out with vinyl and learning to love my CDs again in a big way thing at the moment.


And I thought you only had eyes for cassettes these days.   ;D

Jules


More true than you imagine...but the ears prefer the CDs  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Jules Gray on November 15, 2021, 02:53:00 PM

More true than you imagine...but the ears prefer the CDs  ;) ;D


I knew I should have specified a different organ.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 17, 2021, 08:50:57 PM
I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but Fish is releasing a set of his Clutching At Straws tour, which will include a DVD of the Cropredy performance.


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: Andy on November 17, 2021, 09:10:59 PM

I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but Fish is releasing a set of his Clutching At Straws tour, which will include a DVD of the Cropredy performance.
Complete with bloody trousers?


Title: Re: Upcoming releases of interest
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 18, 2021, 01:33:20 AM


I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but Fish is releasing a set of his Clutching At Straws tour, which will include a DVD of the Cropredy performance.
Complete with bloody trousers?


I must admit I thought about that. A little CGI might be in order.