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Title: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2019, 09:22:06 PM
Thanks for that, ol' pal.

Jules


Title: Listening to.......
Post by: RobertD on January 14, 2019, 04:42:55 PM



New boxset purchased last night. Stevie Wonder's At The Close Of A Century. Fantastic stuff and some fabulous photos in the booklet.

Sounds interesting. Is it a live album?


Career overview anthology I believe.


Sorry for the late response. Yes, Al is correct. I have a shorter single disc Stevie career retrospective, but this is much more inclusive of hits and strong material that one overlooked. Not sure I ever heard his rendition of We Can Work It Out before!


Title: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on January 14, 2019, 05:31:11 PM

Not sure I ever heard his rendition of We Can Work It Out before!


No collection of Beatles covers that don't suck is complete without it.

Jules


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Post by: blagden on January 14, 2019, 07:01:22 PM
Been listening to some mid 80's Peel shows and he opened one with a live Neil Young Cortez The Killer live track which lasted just about the length of my commute (30 plus minutes), he said it was from 1975 but not from which album and I can't source it - any ideas?


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Post by: Bob Barrows on January 14, 2019, 07:24:26 PM

Been listening to some mid 80's Peel shows and he opened one with a live Neil Young Cortez The Killer live track which lasted just about the length of my commute (30 plus minutes), he said it was from 1975 but not from which album and I can't source it - any ideas?
I just did a search in Spotify for the song - I'm amazed at how many groups I've never heard of covered it! Anyways, the closest in length would be a cover by some group called Built To Spill on a 2000 album called Live - its length was 20:30.
Nothing longer than 10:00 shows up for Neil - that was on Weld (Live).


Edit: Of course, longer versions exist, such as this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsGh9jPEJx4)


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Post by: Jules Gray on January 14, 2019, 07:25:19 PM

Been listening to some mid 80's Peel shows and he opened one with a live Neil Young Cortez The Killer live track which lasted just about the length of my commute (30 plus minutes), he said it was from 1975 but not from which album and I can't source it - any ideas?


The studio version is from 1975, and not that long.

The only 70s live version I can think of was from Live Rust, and that's not long enough either.

*shrugs*

Jules


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Post by: Jules Gray on January 14, 2019, 07:32:01 PM
According to this site, the longest ever Cortez was 22 minutes long, and from 2001, and it hasn't had an official release:
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/09/perhaps-longest-version-of-cortez.html

Either your commute was shorter than usual, or you heard Neil play a different song (or more than one song).

Jules


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Post by: blagden on January 14, 2019, 07:45:57 PM

According to this site, the longest ever Cortez was 22 minutes long, and from 2001, and it hasn't had an official release:
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/09/perhaps-longest-version-of-cortez.html

Either your commute was shorter than usual, or you heard Neil play a different song (or more than one song).

Jules


Thanks both, the recording of the programme misses the start of the track but it then runs for more than 25 minutes with countless guitar solos. The first Peel sessions had just been released on cassette on (his?) Strange Fruit label and he's running a competition for five sets to be won with the criteria that people can only enter in they can name the first and last tracks from the programmes all that week and the Cortez track was the first one  this show. He also says that he'd seen him in concert the previous Friday in London and the first half was awful with him warming up in the second? Unfortunately the downloads are not from a reputable source so may have been doctored?


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Post by: Bob Barrows on January 14, 2019, 07:51:34 PM

According to this site, the longest ever Cortez was 22 minutes long, and from 2001, and it hasn't had an official release:
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/09/perhaps-longest-version-of-cortez.html

That was the youtube link I posted.


Title: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on January 14, 2019, 09:54:51 PM

That was the youtube link I posted.


Ah. Don't think you'd added it when I was replying, Bob.

Jules


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Post by: Jules Gray on January 14, 2019, 09:56:53 PM

Thanks both, the recording of the programme misses the start of the track but it then runs for more than 25 minutes with countless guitar solos. The first Peel sessions had just been released on cassette on (his?) Strange Fruit label and he's running a competition for five sets to be won with the criteria that people can only enter in they can name the first and last tracks from the programmes all that week and the Cortez track was the first one  this show. He also says that he'd seen him in concert the previous Friday in London and the first half was awful with him warming up in the second? Unfortunately the downloads are not from a reputable source so may have been doctored?


There's definitely something queer going down, because no such recording exists to my knowledge.

Jules


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Post by: mickf on January 15, 2019, 11:23:54 AM

 has its heart in the right place but its foot in its mouth.



This has to be one of my favourite quotes - don't know why, it just tickled me ;D


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Post by: Glen S on January 15, 2019, 07:38:12 PM
Focus 11.

Absolutely love this current lineup.

Thijs van Leer- Piano, Organ, Vocals & Flute.
Pierre van der Linden- Drums.
Menno Gootjes- Guitars.
Udo Pannekeet- Bass.

Track (1) Who's Calling ? and several others stand up brilliantly to anything on Focus 1, 2, and 3.

Here is a recent live version of Sylvia (Starts at about 1 min 50 secs).

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


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 17, 2019, 10:21:35 AM
Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams - Various Artists

I picked this up cheaply primarily for the Bob Dylan track but it is really splendid. In particular there is a wonderful cover of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Keb Mo. I am ashamed to say that I am unfamiliar with Mr Mo but would like to hear more. Does anyone have any recommendations?


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Post by: mickf on January 17, 2019, 11:09:53 AM
Having another eclectic sort of day.

Mott the Hoople 'The Island Years'
Rosie Thomas 'When We Were Small'
Rick Wakeman 'Piano Odyssey'
and I'm just about to listen to Steeleye Span 'Dodgy Bastards'


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 17, 2019, 11:29:33 AM
Well Worn Path - Seth Lakeman

I have not yet got around to buying Seth's previous album but I was enticed into this one by the promise of a "proper" folk-rock album. It isn't really. There are a few good songs here but also a number which are not especially distinguishable from previous work, for which the album title is all too apt.

Don't get me wrong. I like Seth. I was a very early champion of his work after seeing him perform with John Jones and Benji Kirkpatrick long before Kitty Jay made it on to most people's radar. He is a terrific live performer but I fear that beyond his first two or three records, his limited musical palette and songwriting style does not sustain entire albums. He has become an artist best appreciated in short bursts, at least on record.


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Post by: Adam on January 17, 2019, 01:51:15 PM
On a Storytellers Night - Magnum. Perfect pop/rock, and they deserved a lot more commercial success than they achieved. Songs like Two Hearts and Steal your Heart could have been massive FM hits!


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Post by: PaulT on January 17, 2019, 03:54:45 PM
Jan Garbarek - Rites, bought from Oxfam in Cirencester for 4 quid. 1st disc is really good, but reviewers seem to think cd2 is better. That'll be played next.


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Post by: Will S on January 17, 2019, 05:34:14 PM

On a Storytellers Night - Magnum. Perfect pop/rock, and they deserved a lot more commercial success than they achieved. Songs like Two Hearts and Steal your Heart could have been massive FM hits!


That is a great album!  I bought it when it first came out, and then found the CD a few weeks ago in Oxfam, and have enjoyed it all over again!


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Post by: davidmjs on January 17, 2019, 05:39:29 PM


On a Storytellers Night - Magnum. Perfect pop/rock, and they deserved a lot more commercial success than they achieved. Songs like Two Hearts and Steal your Heart could have been massive FM hits!


That is a great album!  I bought it when it first came out, and then found the CD a few weeks ago in Oxfam, and have enjoyed it all over again!


Weird...I found myself spotifying this the other day and thought it still stands up in its own way.  I saw them in '84-5 a couple of times...once at the Marquee.  They were a decent little outfit.


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Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 17, 2019, 05:54:26 PM

Jan Garbarek - Rites, bought from Oxfam in Cirencester for 4 quid. 1st disc is really good, but reviewers seem to think cd2 is better. That'll be played next.


Probably my favourite JG album; both discs are fab.  :)


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Post by: Dad Volt on January 17, 2019, 07:27:59 PM


On a Storytellers Night - Magnum. Perfect pop/rock, and they deserved a lot more commercial success than they achieved. Songs like Two Hearts and Steal your Heart could have been massive FM hits!


That is a great album!  I bought it when it first came out, and then found the CD a few weeks ago in Oxfam, and have enjoyed it all over again!

Another vote here,love that album!


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Post by: RobertD on January 17, 2019, 08:25:50 PM

Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams - Various Artists

I picked this up cheaply primarily for the Bob Dylan track but it is really splendid. In particular there is a wonderful cover of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Keb Mo. I am ashamed to say that I am unfamiliar with Mr Mo but would like to hear more. Does anyone have any recommendations?


I'll try to remember to get back to you on that one Al. I know I have a few cassettes  ;D of his early stuff. Indeed he is great and I'm ashamed I've let him fall off my radar as well.

Here I'm listening to the American Epic boxset again with an eye towards writing a possible series of posts about it on the blog. Really tremendous stuff.


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Post by: PaulT on January 18, 2019, 06:28:20 AM


Jan Garbarek - Rites, bought from Oxfam in Cirencester for 4 quid. 1st disc is really good, but reviewers seem to think cd2 is better. That'll be played next.


Probably my favourite JG album; both discs are fab.  :)


Indeed they are! The other JG albums I have are those with the Hilliards, but I shall have to look out for others. Any recommendations, Ian?


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Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 18, 2019, 08:22:31 AM



Jan Garbarek - Rites, bought from Oxfam in Cirencester for 4 quid. 1st disc is really good, but reviewers seem to think cd2 is better. That'll be played next.


Probably my favourite JG album; both discs are fab.  :)


Indeed they are! The other JG albums I have are those with the Hilliards, but I shall have to look out for others. Any recommendations, Ian?


You might look out for:

"In Praise of Dreams"
"Visible World"
"Legend of Seven Dreams"
"Ragas & Sagas" with Ustad Fateh Khan
"Twelve Moons" (Can't find my copy so if you find two)

There are a couple with Eberhard Weber & some with Keith Jarrett, but I've only got them on unlabelled cdrs & don't know their titles.

Did you see him with the Hilliards in Gloucester Cathedral a few years back? It was stunning.  :)


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 18, 2019, 10:58:23 AM


Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams - Various Artists

I picked this up cheaply primarily for the Bob Dylan track but it is really splendid. In particular there is a wonderful cover of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Keb Mo. I am ashamed to say that I am unfamiliar with Mr Mo but would like to hear more. Does anyone have any recommendations?


I'll try to remember to get back to you on that one Al. I know I have a few cassettes  ;D of his early stuff. Indeed he is great and I'm ashamed I've let him fall off my radar as well.

Here I'm listening to the American Epic boxset again with an eye towards writing a possible series of posts about it on the blog. Really tremendous stuff.


Thanks Robert. Appreciate That.

This morning I am blowing away the cobwebs both literally and metaphorically to the accompaniment of the expanded version of The Band's The Last Waltz.


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Post by: ColinB on January 18, 2019, 12:33:03 PM
Marissa Nadler's new release For My Crimes. There's an interview with her in the current RnR magazine which also includes a review of the new album by Stuart Anthony and Larry Beckett. I happen to know Stuart and it's nice to see a friend getting a mention in a publication like that, though I don't think they've reviewed any of his previous releases.



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Post by: PaulT on January 18, 2019, 01:58:45 PM




Jan Garbarek - Rites, bought from Oxfam in Cirencester for 4 quid. 1st disc is really good, but reviewers seem to think cd2 is better. That'll be played next.


Probably my favourite JG album; both discs are fab.  :)


Indeed they are! The other JG albums I have are those with the Hilliards, but I shall have to look out for others. Any recommendations, Ian?


You might look out for:

"In Praise of Dreams"
"Visible World"
"Legend of Seven Dreams"
"Ragas & Sagas" with Ustad Fateh Khan
"Twelve Moons" (Can't find my copy so if you find two)

There are a couple with Eberhard Weber & some with Keith Jarrett, but I've only got them on unlabelled cdrs & don't know their titles.

Did you see him with the Hilliards in Gloucester Cathedral a few years back? It was stunning.  :)


Certainly did, and quite a few years earlier at Bath Abbey. I would dearly love a 5.1 recording of either of their collaborations... the mix of voices and sax coming from different areas of the buildings was stunning!


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Post by: David V B on January 19, 2019, 09:52:12 AM

Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams - Various Artists

I picked this up cheaply primarily for the Bob Dylan track but it is really splendid. In particular there is a wonderful cover of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Keb Mo. I am ashamed to say that I am unfamiliar with Mr Mo but would like to hear more. Does anyone have any recommendations?
i saw Keb Mo play Womad about four years ago and he was excellent. The Door is a fine album and there is also an excellent live CD, The Hot Pink Blues Album.

Interesting bit of trivia, I gather he is the only artist to have played the inauguration ceremony for both a real President (Obama) and a fictional one (on the West Wing).


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Post by: Alan2 on January 19, 2019, 10:46:43 AM

Jan Garbarek - Rites, bought from Oxfam in Cirencester for 4 quid. 1st disc is really good, but reviewers seem to think cd2 is better. That'll be played next.


I just learned ECM are going to release another 2 batches of their Touchstones CD series.  Minimal packaging but good music.


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Post by: Jim G on January 19, 2019, 01:05:15 PM
Jimi Hendrix - Isle of Wight..

Bought cd off Music Magpie for a couple of quid (free postage) use to have it on vinyl in the early 70s but flogged it to a mate so I could buy Faust's first album clear vinyl.  Great to hear it again.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 19, 2019, 05:43:44 PM
First new music (i.e. released in 2019) of the year.

Fool - Joe Jackson

On an initial listen this is right up there with his very best. The opening track is an absolute corker.


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Post by: ColinB on January 19, 2019, 06:24:46 PM
A mix of recent purchases -

The Who Hits 50
The Very Best of The Proclaimers
Songhoy Blues - Resistance
Un-Herd vol 73 (cd with RnR mag)
Stills & Collins - Everybody Knows

The first two, which are double cds, were from HMV in their 2 for £10 sale.



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Post by: Alan2 on January 20, 2019, 03:42:30 PM
Indigo Girls  : Indigo Girls  (Music on Vinyl LP, 2019).


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Post by: davidmjs on January 20, 2019, 07:04:55 PM
Reg King by Reg King.  Long wondered what this sounded like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v0B4vjlulM&fbclid=IwAR1i9kqs5VW03aRkZHcSESWOXTEYLKQY8jmIuptzl-l1-V1rbTn4MjeZ3Ho


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Post by: Adam on January 20, 2019, 07:48:06 PM

First new music (i.e. released in 2019) of the year.

Fool - Joe Jackson

On an initial listen this is right up there with his very best. The opening track is an absolute corker.


Most definitely seconded! Great record which will make my tedious drive to Swindon more bearable. Shame he isn’t playing near me on the tour.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 20, 2019, 08:57:04 PM


First new music (i.e. released in 2019) of the year.

Fool - Joe Jackson

On an initial listen this is right up there with his very best. The opening track is an absolute corker.


Shame he isn’t playing near me on the tour.


No, me either sadly.  :(


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Post by: blagden on January 21, 2019, 06:18:04 PM
The Concert For New York which took place in October following 9/11 in 2001, everybody who has ever had some connection with New York is on there except Springsteen - any ideas why?


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Post by: davidmjs on January 21, 2019, 06:20:56 PM

The Concert For New York which took place in October following 9/11 in 2001, everybody who has ever had some connection with New York is on there except Springsteen - any ideas why?


Don't know what date it was on, but this might help.. http://brucebase.wikidot.com/2001


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 21, 2019, 06:25:23 PM

The Concert For New York which took place in October following 9/11 in 2001, everybody who has ever had some connection with New York is on there except Springsteen - any ideas why?


Perhaps he didn't want Macca to tell him how to play.  :-X


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Post by: blagden on January 21, 2019, 08:02:38 PM


The Concert For New York which took place in October following 9/11 in 2001, everybody who has ever had some connection with New York is on there except Springsteen - any ideas why?


Don't know what date it was on, but this might help.. http://brucebase.wikidot.com/2001


Thanks for this and from it it doesn't look like he gigged at all in 2001, the concert took place on October 20th of that year?


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Post by: davidmjs on January 21, 2019, 09:05:34 PM



The Concert For New York which took place in October following 9/11 in 2001, everybody who has ever had some connection with New York is on there except Springsteen - any ideas why?


Don't know what date it was on, but this might help.. http://brucebase.wikidot.com/2001


Thanks for this and from it it doesn't look like he gigged at all in 2001, the concert took place on October 20th of that year?


Not sure what you're looking at, but I'm seeing this (which only deepens the mystery though):


2001-10-18 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

Soundcheck: BOBBY JEAN / THUNDER ROAD

TIGER ROSE (with Sonny Burgess and the Sun Rhythm Section) / ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU (with Joe Ely) / LIGHT OF DAY (with Joan Jett) / BOBBY JEAN / MY CITY OF RUINS (with the Alliance Singers) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS (with the Alliance Singers) / THUNDER ROAD / STAND BY ME (with all)

Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert with, as well as Bruce, Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, Joe Ely, and more. Garry Tallent, the night's musical director, Max Weinberg, and Patti Scialfa are all present. Members of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Celestial Choir of Red Bank, including The Alliance Singers, featuring Michelle Moore, participate in Bruce's set. The shows are to benefit local victims of the September 11 tragedy. The two shows were originally scheduled for October 19 and 20, but then moved up a day to October 18 and 19 respectively. Tickets for the show on the 20th were honoured on the 18th. The soundcheck songs are both solo acoustic.

Some audience tape exists.

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2001-10-19 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

TIGER ROSE (with Sonny Burgess and the Sun Rhythm Section) / WE WANNA BOOGIE (with Sonny Burgess and the Sun Rhythm Section) / ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU (with Joe Ely) / LIGHT OF DAY (with Joan Jett) / BOBBY JEAN / MY CITY OF RUINS (with the Alliance Singers) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS (with the Alliance Singers) / THUNDER ROAD / STAND BY ME (with all)

Second night of the Alliance of Neighbors benefit concerts. The concert was broadcast live on local cable TV channel CN8. Garry Tallent, the night's musical director, Max Weinberg, and Patti Scialfa are all present.

Audience tape and TV soundboard feed, and a complete pro-shot DVD.

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2001-10-20 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

Rescheduled to October 18. Tickets for the show on the 20th were honoured on the 18th.


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Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 21, 2019, 09:32:05 PM

The Concert For New York which took place in October following 9/11 in 2001, everybody who has ever had some connection with New York is on there except Springsteen - any ideas why?


Two theories. One; He just wasn’t asked. Two; That was around the time of ‘American Skin (41 Shots)’ and so it might have been thought tactful to not appear (see point one).


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 21, 2019, 09:43:01 PM


The Concert For New York which took place in October following 9/11 in 2001, everybody who has ever had some connection with New York is on there except Springsteen - any ideas why?


Two theories. One; He just wasn’t asked. Two; That was around the time of ‘American Skin (41 Shots)’ and so it might have been thought tactful to not appear (see point one).


Not sure the second theory entirely holds up, though he might have still felt sensitive about playing to a large number of NYPD officers. He led off the telethon in the immediate aftermath of the event to raise funds for victims, a couple of weeks earlier, where he debuted the song My City In Ruins (which was not actually about 9/11). Perhaps, having made that public show of support, he didn't feel it was appropriate to hog the limelight. He does appear to have cancelled his October 20 show in New Jersey so that it did not pull attention from the charity event, possibly to enable his fans to watch it as it was shown live on TV.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 25, 2019, 10:33:43 AM
Caitlin Moran reading her memoirs "How To Be A Woman", part of the Riot Girls series on Radio 4.

I'm new to Ms Moran, and I wish I'd found her before. She's quite brilliant and I totally identify with her :)


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Post by: Alan2 on January 25, 2019, 12:08:28 PM

Caitlin Moran reading her memoirs "How To Be A Woman", part of the Riot Girls series on Radio 4.

I'm new to Ms Moran, and I wish I'd found her before. She's quite brilliant and I totally identify with her :)


Her novels are quite fun  too.


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Post by: Alan2 on January 25, 2019, 12:09:21 PM
Jethro Tull : Best of Acoustic  (CD, 2007).

I've got to really like this - nice selection of tracks.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 25, 2019, 12:36:10 PM


Caitlin Moran reading her memoirs "How To Be A Woman", part of the Riot Girls series on Radio 4.

I'm new to Ms Moran, and I wish I'd found her before. She's quite brilliant and I totally identify with her :)


Her novels are quite fun  too.
Yes I intend to investigate. She's been recommended to me more times than I can remember, I just haven't got around to doing anything about it yet!


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Post by: Brendan on January 25, 2019, 02:24:21 PM



Caitlin Moran reading her memoirs "How To Be A Woman", part of the Riot Girls series on Radio 4.

I'm new to Ms Moran, and I wish I'd found her before. She's quite brilliant and I totally identify with her :)


Her novels are quite fun  too.
Yes I intend to investigate. She's been recommended to me more times than I can remember, I just haven't got around to doing anything about it yet!

I read a couple of her books, don't know if I am the target audience but really enjoyed what I read.


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Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 25, 2019, 04:35:04 PM
I knew her before she was what she is now, when she was still what she was then. But she might still be what she was then, still, only more well known.


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Post by: Nick on January 28, 2019, 10:06:27 AM
Can I just say, Songs From The Victorious City by Jaz Coleman and Anne Dudley is still pretty much flawless to these ears. Absolutely ideal sounds to accompany a frosty, dawn train ride along the Thames Valley.

Cheers

Nick


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Post by: Alan2 on January 28, 2019, 11:43:54 AM
Camel : Moonmadness (Music on Vinyl LP).


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Post by: PaulT on January 28, 2019, 08:04:22 PM

Can I just say, Songs From The Victorious City by Jaz Coleman and Anne Dudley is still pretty much flawless to these ears. Absolutely ideal sounds to accompany a frosty, dawn train ride along the Thames Valley.

Cheers

Nick



I had a copy of that on cassette some time ago. Must see if I can pick up a CD version (or download it if it's out of print)


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 30, 2019, 10:32:09 AM
Just after Christmas I decided to compile a playlist/compilation CD of all the recordings that Bob Dylan has released in physical format that have not appeared on an official Bob Dylan album (I made an exception for the rare/out of print Australian Masterpieces, the Japanese Mr D's Collection 3 and the limited bonus disc of the UK Best of Bob Dylan Vol 2. There was also one single which appeared on another Dylan comp which I don't own/otherwise need so that was a slight cheat). I thought this would be about a couple of discs worth of material. Little did I know...

It turned into a bit of a project. After recourse to my own collection, Amazon Music, Ebay, Discogs and in a couple of desperate cases, YouTube and no little (unanticipated) financial investment on my part, I now have an 80 track, 6 hour, 5 disc anthology of officially released Bob that he hasn't otherwise thought to compile for his fans, stretching from 1962 to 2018. I'm not even sure this is comprehensive and it doesn't include things like his recordings for the Broadside Ballads albums in the early 60s before he was signed to Columbia. It includes covers of writers from Woody Guthrie to Gilbert Becaud to Willie Nelson to Curtis Mayfield to Lennon/McCartney and collaborations with The Band, Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples and Wynton Marsalis amongst others and is going to make fascinating listening.


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Post by: Andy on January 30, 2019, 10:42:56 AM
Well done - I hope there enough hours in the day!

If they have differing volume levels, try MP3Gain - this tool changes volume without altering the file structure so is eminently reversible. I often use it for compilations because of this problem.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 30, 2019, 11:09:15 AM

Well done - I hope there enough hours in the day!

If they have differing volume levels, try MP3Gain - this tool changes volume without altering the file structure so is eminently reversible. I often use it for compilations because of this problem.


Thanks Andy. I will bear that in mind.

Even since writing the above I have found two further tracks that I was not aware of. Fortunately I have not burned the discs yet so can slot them in.


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Post by: RobertD on January 30, 2019, 02:40:18 PM
That is really impressive Al! I really must follow suit and make some unique compilations such as this. Only question I have is how is the 184 page companion book to your set coming along?  ;D

For me I finally completed a minor part of my Richard Thompson collection by finally adding Acoustic Classics II, to go with the other Acoustic releases. Taken as a whole they are enjoyable as a fan, but I think the best out of the three is the disc of rarities.


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Post by: Albie on January 30, 2019, 03:00:56 PM


Caitlin Moran reading her memoirs "How To Be A Woman", part of the Riot Girls series on Radio 4.

I'm new to Ms Moran, and I wish I'd found her before. She's quite brilliant and I totally identify with her :)


Her novels are quite fun  too.


Ar, it's a bostin' book. Should have been titled How To Be A Wench, of course.

How To Build A Girl, also by Caitlin, is one of the funniest books I've read in years. Should have been titled How To Build A Wench, of course.  :)  Might have affected sales outside of the WV and WS postcodes though.

The more I read by her, and about her, the more convinced I am that this would be a better country if she was the Prime Minister, or something important anyway.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 30, 2019, 04:28:23 PM



Caitlin Moran reading her memoirs "How To Be A Woman", part of the Riot Girls series on Radio 4.

I'm new to Ms Moran, and I wish I'd found her before. She's quite brilliant and I totally identify with her :)

Her novels are quite fun  too.

Ar, it's a bostin' book. Should have been titled How To Be A Wench, of course.
How To Build A Girl, also by Caitlin, is one of the funniest books I've read in years. Should have been titled How To Build A Wench, of course.  :)  Might have affected sales outside of the WV and WS postcodes though.

The more I read by her, and about her, the more convinced I am that this would be a better country if she was the Prime Minister, or something important anyway.


I intend to read them all, once I've read the 82 books already ready and waiting for me to read them  ::)

Today I am listening to back-to-back episodes of the Radio 4 series Soul Music. Normal people (and Simon Nicol!) talking about how various songs have affected or helped them through difficult and challenging times. Very uplifting. Simon is talking about WKWTTG BTW  :)


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Post by: Brendan on January 30, 2019, 10:16:10 PM




Caitlin Moran reading her memoirs "How To Be A Woman", part of the Riot Girls series on Radio 4.

I'm new to Ms Moran, and I wish I'd found her before. She's quite brilliant and I totally identify with her :)

Her novels are quite fun  too.

Ar, it's a bostin' book. Should have been titled How To Be A Wench, of course.
How To Build A Girl, also by Caitlin, is one of the funniest books I've read in years. Should have been titled How To Build A Wench, of course.  :)  Might have affected sales outside of the WV and WS postcodes though.

The more I read by her, and about her, the more convinced I am that this would be a better country if she was the Prime Minister, or something important anyway.


I intend to read them all, once I've read the 82 books already ready and waiting for me to read them  ::)

Today I am listening to back-to-back episodes of the Radio 4 series Soul Music. Normal people (and Simon Nicol!) talking about how various songs have affected or helped them through difficult and challenging times. Very uplifting. Simon is talking about WKWTTG BTW  :)
my favourite episode of soul music is the one on Dear lord and father of mankind, probably because I love the song


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 30, 2019, 11:02:56 PM

That is really impressive Al! I really must follow suit and make some unique compilations such as this. Only question I have is how is the 184 page companion book to your set coming along?  ;D

For me I finally completed a minor part of my Richard Thompson collection by finally adding Acoustic Classics II, to go with the other Acoustic releases. Taken as a whole they are enjoyable as a fan, but I think the best out of the three is the disc of rarities.


There would have to be a lot of pictures in that book. I would however be prepared to attempt an essay on how these castaway recordings represent an alternative history of Bob's career and insights into his mindset in a similar way to The Bootleg Series albums. Performing People Get Ready in 1976 for example, fully 3 years before his gospel period must surely indicate something.

I agree entirely about RT's Acoustic discs. The rarities set is the keeper with the other two being pleasant but inessential. Vol 2 is the more interesting of the two with a more imaginative selection of tracks.


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Post by: Jules Gray on January 31, 2019, 01:06:25 PM

Just after Christmas I decided to compile a playlist/compilation CD of all the recordings that Bob Dylan has released in physical format that have not appeared on an official Bob Dylan album (I made an exception for the rare/out of print Australian Masterpieces, the Japanese Mr D's Collection 3 and the limited bonus disc of the UK Best of Bob Dylan Vol 2. There was also one single which appeared on another Dylan comp which I don't own/otherwise need so that was a slight cheat). I thought this would be about a couple of discs worth of material. Little did I know...

It turned into a bit of a project. After recourse to my own collection, Amazon Music, Ebay, Discogs and in a couple of desperate cases, YouTube and no little (unanticipated) financial investment on my part, I now have an 80 track, 6 hour, 5 disc anthology of officially released Bob that he hasn't otherwise thought to compile for his fans, stretching from 1962 to 2018. I'm not even sure this is comprehensive and it doesn't include things like his recordings for the Broadside Ballads albums in the early 60s before he was signed to Columbia. It includes covers of writers from Woody Guthrie to Gilbert Becaud to Willie Nelson to Curtis Mayfield to Lennon/McCartney and collaborations with The Band, Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples and Wynton Marsalis amongst others and is going to make fascinating listening.


I want a copy - where do I sign up?

What's the track from Mr D.s Collection?

What was on the limited bonus disc of the UK Best of Bob Dylan Vol 2.?

In fact, I want to see the whole tracklist!!

Jules



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Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 31, 2019, 01:17:39 PM


Just after Christmas I decided to compile a playlist/compilation CD of all the recordings that Bob Dylan has released in physical format that have not appeared on an official Bob Dylan album (I made an exception for the rare/out of print Australian Masterpieces, the Japanese Mr D's Collection 3 and the limited bonus disc of the UK Best of Bob Dylan Vol 2. There was also one single which appeared on another Dylan comp which I don't own/otherwise need so that was a slight cheat). I thought this would be about a couple of discs worth of material. Little did I know...

It turned into a bit of a project. After recourse to my own collection, Amazon Music, Ebay, Discogs and in a couple of desperate cases, YouTube and no little (unanticipated) financial investment on my part, I now have an 80 track, 6 hour, 5 disc anthology of officially released Bob that he hasn't otherwise thought to compile for his fans, stretching from 1962 to 2018. I'm not even sure this is comprehensive and it doesn't include things like his recordings for the Broadside Ballads albums in the early 60s before he was signed to Columbia. It includes covers of writers from Woody Guthrie to Gilbert Becaud to Willie Nelson to Curtis Mayfield to Lennon/McCartney and collaborations with The Band, Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples and Wynton Marsalis amongst others and is going to make fascinating listening.


I want a copy - where do I sign up?

What's the track from Mr D.s Collection?

What was on the limited bonus disc of the UK Best of Bob Dylan Vol 2.?

In fact, I want to see the whole tracklist!!

Jules




I will IM you the track list later when I get home from work.

Mr D's Collection 3 picked up a number of stray tracks in Japan. A few of them (George Jackson (Acoustic), Dead Man Dead Man for example) have subsequently appeared on other Dylan collections. The rest are singles, B sides and soundtrack selections that I have picked up from their original sources for my anthology.

The UK Best of Bob Vol 2 bonus tracks are live recordings of Blowin In The Wind and Highlands


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Post by: Jules Gray on January 31, 2019, 02:03:52 PM

I will IM you the track list later when I get home from work.


Thanks, Gub.

Jules


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Post by: Jules Gray on January 31, 2019, 04:58:56 PM
Tom Verlaine - Dreamtime
Basil Kirchin - Abstractions of the Industrial North
Guided by Voices - Zeppelin over China

Jules


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Post by: Jim on February 01, 2019, 03:50:31 PM
Encore by The Specials.
I wasnt sure how it would stack up with the original records but its a great cd and the greatest hits live cd is a belter.


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Post by: davidmjs on February 01, 2019, 04:08:25 PM

Encore by The Specials.
I wasnt sure how it would stack up with the original records but its a great cd and the greatest hits live cd is a belter.


I've just read an interview with them in Big Issue.  Is it just the 3 in the band now then?


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 01, 2019, 04:18:56 PM
Actually there are 9 but only 3 ‘originals’ namely Lynval Golding, Horace Panter (aka Sir Horace Gentleman) and Terry Hall. Also Steve Cradock from Ocean Colour Scene, Gary Powell from The Libertines and 4 others


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Post by: Will S on February 01, 2019, 04:41:06 PM
Fairport - Come All Ye (the box set).  I'd forgotten the music tracks from The Man They Couldn't Hang were on there.  As well as the less impressive David Rea period tracks.


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Post by: Col D on February 02, 2019, 09:39:58 AM
The Bevis Frond - We're Your Friends, Man. First Bevis album for three years and it's wonderful, twenty tracks over 2 CDs and the quality doesn't wane once. Up there with their best I would say.

Echo and the Bunnymen - The Stars, The Ocean & The Moon. Finally picked this up in the HMV sale for £4.99, more to keep my Bunnymen collection complete than anything else. Not sure why they've gone down the route of re-recording old material. Some of the new arrangements work well enough but don't improve on the originals and Will Sergeant seems to be taking a backseat most of the time, you hardly notice he's there. One that will get a couple more plays and then spend the rest of its life on the shelf I imagine.


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Post by: davidmjs on February 02, 2019, 03:59:14 PM

The Bevis Frond - We're Your Friends, Man. First Bevis album for three years and it's wonderful, twenty tracks over 2 CDs and the quality doesn't wane once. Up there with their best I would say.


Going to the Liverpool gig, Col?


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Post by: Col D on February 03, 2019, 09:41:21 AM


The Bevis Frond - We're Your Friends, Man. First Bevis album for three years and it's wonderful, twenty tracks over 2 CDs and the quality doesn't wane once. Up there with their best I would say.


Going to the Liverpool gig, Col?


Definitely.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 04, 2019, 12:31:18 PM

Encore by The Specials.
I wasnt sure how it would stack up with the original records but its a great cd and the greatest hits live cd is a belter.
Just bought this on Amazon for a tenner on the strength of your post Jim! Should arrive later today  :)  


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 04, 2019, 03:07:58 PM


Encore by The Specials.
I wasnt sure how it would stack up with the original records but its a great cd and the greatest hits live cd is a belter.
Just bought this on Amazon for a tenner on the strength of your post Jim! Should arrive later today  :)  


I’ve done exactly the same!  ;D


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Post by: Jim on February 04, 2019, 06:44:16 PM



Encore by The Specials.
I wasnt sure how it would stack up with the original records but its a great cd and the greatest hits live cd is a belter.
Just bought this on Amazon for a tenner on the strength of your post Jim! Should arrive later today  :)  


I’ve done exactly the same!  ;D


After a couple more listenings over the weekend, i have to say i love it, so should you.


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 04, 2019, 11:34:11 PM
Paul Simon, self-titled.  Never heard this before.  Surprisingly low-key.  Good though.

Jules


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 04, 2019, 11:45:53 PM

Paul Simon, self-titled.  Never heard this before.  Surprisingly low-key.  Good though.

Jules


Better than good. The first three (post S&G) Paul Simon solo albums are terrific. The next three are not too shabby either.


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 05, 2019, 10:32:50 AM


Paul Simon, self-titled.  Never heard this before.  Surprisingly low-key.  Good though.


Better than good. The first three (post S&G) Paul Simon solo albums are terrific. The next three are not too shabby either.


As I said, first listen.  I was mostly struck by how uncommercial most of it sounded.

Jules


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 05, 2019, 12:49:24 PM



Paul Simon, self-titled.  Never heard this before.  Surprisingly low-key.  Good though.


Better than good. The first three (post S&G) Paul Simon solo albums are terrific. The next three are not too shabby either.


As I said, first listen.  I was mostly struck by how uncommercial most of it sounded.

Jules


I think he has always been underrated for how musically adventurous his solo career has been. Graceland's exploration of African rhythms gets all the attention but he was always exploring different sounds and rhythms and combining them with deeply literate lyrics. Duncan from that first album is a prime example. Later in his career an album like Rhythm Of The Saints is hugely uncommercial and yet was a UK number 1 (I think). The one where the experimentation failed to find an audience was Hearts & Bones but for my money it contains several of his best songs.


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 05, 2019, 03:55:53 PM

I think he has always been underrated for how musically adventurous his solo career has been. Graceland's exploration of African rhythms gets all the attention but he was always exploring different sounds and rhythms and combining them with deeply literate lyrics. Duncan from that first album is a prime example. Later in his career an album like Rhythm Of The Saints is hugely uncommercial and yet was a UK number 1 (I think). The one where the experimentation failed to find an audience was Hearts & Bones but for my money it contains several of his best songs.


All of this is undoubtedly true.  Sales of The Rhythm Of The Saints album being no doubt largely due to the success of its predecessor.

Jules


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 05, 2019, 05:49:37 PM
Had a sudden desire to listen to some of my Flamin’ Groovies albums including ‘Now’, ‘At Full Speed’ and ‘Supersnazz’ amongst others. Some of these now look surprisingly expensive on Amazon!


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Post by: bassline (Mike) on February 05, 2019, 08:11:37 PM

Had a sudden desire to listen to some of my Flamin’ Groovies albums including ‘Now’, ‘At Full Speed’ and ‘Supersnazz’ amongst others. Some of these now look surprisingly expensive on Amazon!


This, for reasons I can't really explain, has always been my favourite band name, ever.
Yet I have never heard a single thing by them, as far as I know.
I must do something about that.


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 05, 2019, 08:19:28 PM


Had a sudden desire to listen to some of my Flamin’ Groovies albums including ‘Now’, ‘At Full Speed’ and ‘Supersnazz’ amongst others. Some of these now look surprisingly expensive on Amazon!


This, for reasons I can't really explain, has always been my favourite band name, ever.
Yet I have never heard a single thing by them, as far as I know.
I must do something about that.


Absolutely especially if you like the Beatles/The Byrd’s - clearly major influences  ;)


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 05, 2019, 09:31:29 PM

Absolutely especially if you like the Beatles/The Byrds


It doesn't get much finer than this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Y5LKZPwV4

Jules


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Post by: Jim G on February 05, 2019, 11:11:44 PM
New double album by the Churchfitters. Old friends. New recordings of some old favourites, with our chum Mr D Pegg making a guest appearance on mandolin.



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Post by: Paul B on February 06, 2019, 08:21:04 AM



Had a sudden desire to listen to some of my Flamin’ Groovies albums including ‘Now’, ‘At Full Speed’ and ‘Supersnazz’ amongst others. Some of these now look surprisingly expensive on Amazon!


This, for reasons I can't really explain, has always been my favourite band name, ever.
Yet I have never heard a single thing by them, as far as I know.
I must do something about that.


Absolutely especially if you like the Beatles/The Byrd’s - clearly major influences  ;)

This is out soon
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/flamin-groovies-gonna-rock-tonite-the-complete-recordings-1969-71-3cd-clamshell-boxset/


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Post by: Alan2 on February 06, 2019, 03:15:08 PM
Nic Jones  : The Noah's Ark Trap (Trailer LP, 1977).


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 06, 2019, 04:27:03 PM




Had a sudden desire to listen to some of my Flamin’ Groovies albums including ‘Now’, ‘At Full Speed’ and ‘Supersnazz’ amongst others. Some of these now look surprisingly expensive on Amazon!


This, for reasons I can't really explain, has always been my favourite band name, ever.
Yet I have never heard a single thing by them, as far as I know.
I must do something about that.


Absolutely especially if you like the Beatles/The Byrd’s - clearly major influences  ;)

This is out soon
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/flamin-groovies-gonna-rock-tonite-the-complete-recordings-1969-71-3cd-clamshell-boxset/



Thanks for this. I’ve got 2 of the original albums on vinyl but this looks attractive for an upgrade  :)


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Post by: Col D on February 07, 2019, 10:27:41 AM
On the subject of the Groovies, their most recent album Fantastic Plastic is well worth a punt. A little uneven like most of their albums but I reckon it's their most cohesive for a long, long time and with Chris Wilson back on board it sits nicely with the three Sire albums from the 70s.


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 07, 2019, 01:06:32 PM

This is out soon
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/flamin-groovies-gonna-rock-tonite-the-complete-recordings-1969-71-3cd-clamshell-boxset/


Not so keen on their early stuff.  More MC5 than Byrds.

Jules


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Post by: davidmjs on February 07, 2019, 01:43:51 PM




Encore by The Specials.
I wasnt sure how it would stack up with the original records but its a great cd and the greatest hits live cd is a belter.
Just bought this on Amazon for a tenner on the strength of your post Jim! Should arrive later today  :)  


I’ve done exactly the same!  ;D


After a couple more listenings over the weekend, i have to say i love it, so should you.


24 hour flash sale on Amazon: £4.99.  Can't so no at that price, surely?


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Post by: Will S on February 07, 2019, 05:25:40 PM
Hadn't noticed the coincidence at the time, but I recently listened to the following two albums on consecutive days:

Mark Knopfler Down The Road Wherever
Ralph McTell Somewhere Down The Road

Both good in their own ways, but Ralph is still in front for me.


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Post by: PaulT on February 07, 2019, 05:26:08 PM
Sorted! Thx Dave...


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Post by: davidmjs on February 07, 2019, 06:07:46 PM

Sorted! Thx Dave...


No probs.  I think they're making a concerted effort at topping the charts.


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Post by: John From Austin on February 07, 2019, 06:50:05 PM
Early Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and A Saucerful Of Secrets

In anticipation of attending Nick Mason's SOS show in Dallas and/or Houston this spring.

Lots of good stuff, lots of weird stuff, definitely worth a re-listen.  I was completely unfamiliar with the pre-Meddle PF.


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Post by: Dan O. on February 08, 2019, 08:53:47 AM

Early Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and A Saucerful Of Secrets

In anticipation of attending Nick Mason's SOS show in Dallas and/or Houston this spring.

Lots of good stuff, lots of weird stuff, definitely worth a re-listen.  I was completely unfamiliar with the pre-Meddle PF.

Nick Mason's SOS was one of the finest gigs I attended in 2018, you'll have a great evening, enjoy !


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Post by: Dan O. on February 08, 2019, 08:57:25 AM
First listen to "Sunshine Rock", the new album from Bob Mould (released today !)...sticking very much to the formula (loud guitars, razor sharp melodies), but when the formula is this magnificent, why mess with it ?

Bob rocks with more energy and intensity than some guys less than half his 58 years. If only the likes of Dave Grohl could come up with music a quarter as good as this...


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Post by: Alan2 on February 08, 2019, 12:52:49 PM
Nic Jones : Unearthed  (Mollie Music 2CD, 2001).


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Post by: Col D on February 08, 2019, 04:51:24 PM
Michael Chapman's new album True North, only on Spotify at the moment, hope to pick up a copy in Liverpool tomorrow.


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Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on February 08, 2019, 06:31:36 PM

Michael Chapman's new album True North, only on Spotify at the moment, hope to pick up a copy in Liverpool tomorrow.


Thanks for the heads up, didn't know there was a new album. Off to Rapture to order tomorrow!

Chris


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Post by: PaulT on February 09, 2019, 12:08:12 PM
The SACD release of Wish You Were Here. Magnificent in 5.1!!


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Post by: davidmjs on February 09, 2019, 01:44:47 PM
This, thanks to Mr Tangled Parrot in Carmarthen.  Anybody know anything about the players.  It sounds great but I know nowt about it (or them).

https://www.thee-roundtable.com/cosmic-eye--dream-sequence.html?fbclid=IwAR14qGHo7Ik3tV8E9C6WYM6_a-zZSkTiun2eKx4hrAkHxAcYNf_dn1rRuK4



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Post by: mightyglydd on February 09, 2019, 05:23:58 PM
Divine Horsemen - Devils River


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Post by: Brendan on February 10, 2019, 12:13:05 AM
Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing possibly a marmite act, and Jane Weaver Modern Cosmology. I have been listening to these a lot recently. Not necessarily easy listening but they are to me.


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Post by: Nick on February 10, 2019, 07:07:16 PM
Listening to Oly Ralfe's piano album, Notes From Another Sea. It's lovely, and quite different from Ralfe Band.

Also listening to Bare by Rosie Carney. A fine Anglo-Irish singer-songwriter who I seem to have discovered by accident - no idea how I came by her music, but it's very nice.

Cheers

Nick


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 11, 2019, 10:42:14 AM
Fancied something a bit funky today so I'm starting with Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth and will have a listen to his last album Automaton after that.

He might be an insufferable bore but I love his music  :D


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 13, 2019, 08:02:35 PM
Currently rocking out to one of the best live albums ever IMHO (Live & Dangerous excepted- and yes I know all about the overdubs etc) and that is ‘Party on the Moor’ by Runrig


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Post by: Alan2 on February 15, 2019, 11:55:48 AM
Bert JAnsch back catalogue on vinyl mostly.


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Post by: ColinB on February 15, 2019, 01:34:56 PM
Various Scottish folkies including Kaela Rowan, Jenny Sturgeon and Ewan McLennan.

Bob Buchan, who has been doing PR for them and countless others north of the border, is retiring so I've put together a mix which is up on my Mixcloud page. He did 26 years with Warner Music before setting up his own PR business which he's been running for the last 17 years.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 15, 2019, 04:07:50 PM
Needed music to get me through an entire day of housework (visitors staying for the weekend so I need to make the house liveable.  ;D). Somehow that led me to Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. Not together. Career spanning compilations in each case.

Next up though, now I can actually pay attention, will be the new album from The Long Ryders. The first one for 30 years. I'm a little bit excited.


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Post by: Col D on February 15, 2019, 04:19:34 PM

Next up though, now I can actually pay attention, will be the new album from The Long Ryders. The first one for 30 years. I'm a little bit excited.


I've just finished my first play through and it's terrific. Early days yet, but first impressions are that it's as strong as anything they've done previously. Really looking forward to the tour, and with the added bonus of the wonderful Hanging Stars supporting as well.


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 15, 2019, 04:36:19 PM


Next up though, now I can actually pay attention, will be the new album from The Long Ryders. The first one for 30 years. I'm a little bit excited.


I've just finished my first play through and it's terrific. Early days yet, but first impressions are that it's as strong as anything they've done previously.


Slightly surprised, yet delighted to hear you say this.

Jules


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 15, 2019, 05:36:15 PM



Next up though, now I can actually pay attention, will be the new album from The Long Ryders. The first one for 30 years. I'm a little bit excited.


I've just finished my first play through and it's terrific. Early days yet, but first impressions are that it's as strong as anything they've done previously.


Slightly surprised, yet delighted to hear you say this.

Jules


It is indeed, on first listen, really splendid. Mellower than of yore, catchy as hell and deeply Gram Parsons/Byrdsian.

This will get repeated plays.


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Post by: Col D on February 15, 2019, 08:29:54 PM


Slightly surprised, yet delighted to hear you say this.

Jules


To be honest I was expecting a pretty-strong-but-not-as-good-as-the-old-stuff typical comeback album, but it's way better than that. What the Eagle Sees has become a bit of an earworm for me already, I can see it becoming a real tour-de-force live.


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Post by: John From Austin on February 15, 2019, 08:39:31 PM




Next up though, now I can actually pay attention, will be the new album from The Long Ryders. The first one for 30 years. I'm a little bit excited.


I've just finished my first play through and it's terrific. Early days yet, but first impressions are that it's as strong as anything they've done previously.


Slightly surprised, yet delighted to hear you say this.

Jules


It is indeed, on first listen, really splendid. Mellower than of yore, catchy as hell and deeply Gram Parsons/Byrdsian.

This will get repeated plays.


Speaking of, just purchased G.P./Grievous Angel 2-on-1 CD


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 15, 2019, 09:28:22 PM

Speaking of, just purchased G.P./Grievous Angel 2-on-1 CD


What too you so long?

Jules


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 18, 2019, 10:18:40 AM
Some John Martyn, on account of being at The Scotia Pub in Scotland this last weekend, where they have a brass plaque on the wall in his memory.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 20, 2019, 11:37:11 AM
And today I'm listening to the acts booked for Cropredy including this from Wilson & Wakeman. I'd wager they'll do this in August and it will be magnificent and I will cry  :'(   ::)  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDiXGtL3oKo


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Post by: ColinB on February 20, 2019, 01:56:28 PM

And today I'm listening to the acts booked for Cropredy including this from Wilson & Wakeman. I'd wager they'll do this in August and it will be magnificent and I will cry  :'(   ::)  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDiXGtL3oKo


Nice version. He's got quite a set of pipes on him has Mr Wilson.

I've been listening to The Byrds Fifth Dimension. What's Happening?!?! sums up how I'm feeling just now when I listen to the news.  ???


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 20, 2019, 02:33:11 PM


And today I'm listening to the acts booked for Cropredy including this from Wilson & Wakeman. I'd wager they'll do this in August and it will be magnificent and I will cry  :'(   ::)  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDiXGtL3oKo


Nice version. He's got quite a set of pipes on him has Mr Wilson.

I've been listening to The Byrds Fifth Dimension. What's Happening?!?! sums up how I'm feeling just now when I listen to the news.  ???

And I believe he has "done" Cropredy in the past as the singer of Headspace  :D who I enjoyed very much

I'm trying to stay away from the news but I find Twitter irresistible at the moment.....  :-\


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 21, 2019, 10:12:10 AM
it would seem I'm the only person willing to share my listening with you!

Continuing with my quest to get familiar with all the acts at Cropredy, I started with Lil Jim - who was Ok but I got bored after 2 tracks so I tried The Waterboys but also got a bit bored with them (sorry - I know there are some big fans in TAWland). I let YouTube select for me next and was delighted with Robert Plant's "Big Log", then ELP "From the Beginning", Neil Young "Cortez the Killer" and I'm now on CSNY "Wooden Ships". So I think I shall stay in the California of the 1970s for the rest of the day! Love and peace to you all  :-*


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Post by: Shane (Skirky) on February 21, 2019, 02:29:57 PM
Out today in the mobile listening station, which seems to have taken on a bit of a penchant for JJ Cale, Johns Prine and Hiatt, and Hayes Carll, whose ‘Another Like You’ is a right old redneck romp. It also threw me the peerless ‘Sailin’ Shoes/Hey Julia/Sneaking Sally Through the Alley’ medley by Robert Palmer. If there’s anyone looking to mind bleach all that ‘Addicted to Love’ nonsense, ‘Through It All There’s You’ from the same album should do the trick.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 21, 2019, 03:24:02 PM

it would seem I'm the only person willing to share my listening with you!

Continuing with my quest to get familiar with all the acts at Cropredy, I started with Lil Jim - who was Ok but I got bored after 2 tracks so I tried The Waterboys but also got a bit bored with them (sorry - I know there are some big fans in TAWland). I let YouTube select for me next and was delighted with Robert Plant's "Big Log", then ELP "From the Beginning", Neil Young "Cortez the Killer" and I'm now on CSNY "Wooden Ships". So I think I shall stay in the California of the 1970s for the rest of the day! Love and peace to you all  :-*


What did you listen to Bridg? Even the diehard fans amongst us would admit that not everything they touch is gold.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 22, 2019, 08:22:18 AM


it would seem I'm the only person willing to share my listening with you!

Continuing with my quest to get familiar with all the acts at Cropredy, I started with Lil Jim - who was Ok but I got bored after 2 tracks so I tried The Waterboys but also got a bit bored with them (sorry - I know there are some big fans in TAWland). I let YouTube select for me next and was delighted with Robert Plant's "Big Log", then ELP "From the Beginning", Neil Young "Cortez the Killer" and I'm now on CSNY "Wooden Ships". So I think I shall stay in the California of the 1970s for the rest of the day! Love and peace to you all  :-*


What did you listen to Bridg? Even the diehard fans amongst us would admit that not everything they touch is gold.
Fisherman's Blues. It was Ok but I find his very distinctive voice tends to make all songs sound the same. I'm going to give "This Is The Sea" a go now, just as soon as I've caught up with The Archers....  :)


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 22, 2019, 11:27:32 AM



it would seem I'm the only person willing to share my listening with you!

Continuing with my quest to get familiar with all the acts at Cropredy, I started with Lil Jim - who was Ok but I got bored after 2 tracks so I tried The Waterboys but also got a bit bored with them (sorry - I know there are some big fans in TAWland). I let YouTube select for me next and was delighted with Robert Plant's "Big Log", then ELP "From the Beginning", Neil Young "Cortez the Killer" and I'm now on CSNY "Wooden Ships". So I think I shall stay in the California of the 1970s for the rest of the day! Love and peace to you all  :-*


What did you listen to Bridg? Even the diehard fans amongst us would admit that not everything they touch is gold.
Fisherman's Blues. It was Ok but I find his very distinctive voice tends to make all songs sound the same. I'm going to give "This Is The Sea" a go now, just as soon as I've caught up with The Archers....  :)


Ah OK. I suspect that if you didn't enjoy Fisherman's Blues, the Waterboys may not be for you though I do recommend that you give Modern Blues a go. It is more representative of the current band and is terrific imho.

Meanwhile I am letting out my inner redneck with a country tinged playlist; Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zant, Michael Nesmith, The Flying Burrito Bros, Roseanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Be Good Tanyas, Lucinda Williams, kd lang, Gene Clark, The Mastersons, Truckstop Honeymoon, Poco, Common Linnets, The Mavericks & Glen Campbell.


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Post by: ColinB on February 22, 2019, 01:36:01 PM
The Reverie Road by Mikey Kenney. I know Mikey from his Lancaster days when he fronted the alt-folk band Ottersgear. He moved down to Liverpool a few years back and keeps himself busy gigging locally and around the country. He's out on the road just now and supported Jamie Smith's Mabon at their recent gig in Bury.

Have a listen here - https://ottersgear.bandcamp.com/album/the-reverie-road



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Post by: RobertD on February 22, 2019, 02:09:11 PM




it would seem I'm the only person willing to share my listening with you!

Continuing with my quest to get familiar with all the acts at Cropredy, I started with Lil Jim - who was Ok but I got bored after 2 tracks so I tried The Waterboys but also got a bit bored with them (sorry - I know there are some big fans in TAWland). I let YouTube select for me next and was delighted with Robert Plant's "Big Log", then ELP "From the Beginning", Neil Young "Cortez the Killer" and I'm now on CSNY "Wooden Ships". So I think I shall stay in the California of the 1970s for the rest of the day! Love and peace to you all  :-*


What did you listen to Bridg? Even the diehard fans amongst us would admit that not everything they touch is gold.
Fisherman's Blues. It was Ok but I find his very distinctive voice tends to make all songs sound the same. I'm going to give "This Is The Sea" a go now, just as soon as I've caught up with The Archers....  :)


Ah OK. I suspect that if you didn't enjoy Fisherman's Blues, the Waterboys may not be for you though I do recommend that you give Modern Blues a go. It is more representative of the current band and is terrific imho.

Meanwhile I am letting out my inner redneck with a country tinged playlist; Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zant, Michael Nesmith, The Flying Burrito Bros, Roseanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Be Good Tanyas, Lucinda Williams, kd lang, Gene Clark, The Mastersons, Truckstop Honeymoon, Poco, Common Linnets, The Mavericks & Glen Campbell.


Intrigued by that playlist, and especially always curious to hear what Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash gets onto a playlist!. That's a reminder that I need to get Rosanne's newest.

Here I seem to be in a bit of a Canadian folk loop the last few days, with lots of music from the maritimes-Great Big Sea, The Rankin Family, Bruce Guthro, Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac and Stan Rogers


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Post by: Will S on February 22, 2019, 03:29:36 PM
Galahad When Worlds Collide.  A 30 year retrospective of (mainly) re-recorded tracks.  I hadn't heard them before, but they are pretty good, if you like a bit of prog.  Occasional hints of classic Marillion/Fish in the singer's voice, and some nods to classic prog bands in the arrangements.

Before that, it was Plainsong's Reinventing Richard, Jude's Earth Is Sleeping, and False Lights' Salvor.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 22, 2019, 03:34:08 PM





it would seem I'm the only person willing to share my listening with you!

Continuing with my quest to get familiar with all the acts at Cropredy, I started with Lil Jim - who was Ok but I got bored after 2 tracks so I tried The Waterboys but also got a bit bored with them (sorry - I know there are some big fans in TAWland). I let YouTube select for me next and was delighted with Robert Plant's "Big Log", then ELP "From the Beginning", Neil Young "Cortez the Killer" and I'm now on CSNY "Wooden Ships". So I think I shall stay in the California of the 1970s for the rest of the day! Love and peace to you all  :-*


What did you listen to Bridg? Even the diehard fans amongst us would admit that not everything they touch is gold.
Fisherman's Blues. It was Ok but I find his very distinctive voice tends to make all songs sound the same. I'm going to give "This Is The Sea" a go now, just as soon as I've caught up with The Archers....  :)


Ah OK. I suspect that if you didn't enjoy Fisherman's Blues, the Waterboys may not be for you though I do recommend that you give Modern Blues a go. It is more representative of the current band and is terrific imho.

Meanwhile I am letting out my inner redneck with a country tinged playlist; Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zant, Michael Nesmith, The Flying Burrito Bros, Roseanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Be Good Tanyas, Lucinda Williams, kd lang, Gene Clark, The Mastersons, Truckstop Honeymoon, Poco, Common Linnets, The Mavericks & Glen Campbell.


Intrigued by that playlist, and especially always curious to hear what Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash gets onto a playlist!. That's a reminder that I need to get Rosanne's newest.




Late period in both cases. One and A Feather's Not A Bird respectively.


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Post by: John From Austin on February 22, 2019, 05:33:55 PM
G.P./Grievous Angel 2-albums-on-1-CD - Gram Parsons, with a heavy dose of Emmylou Harris.

Wonderful stuff. I must say, his voice seems to have been faltering by the time he recorded Grievous Angel. The song selection, musicianship, and Emmylou are, however, flawless.  "Love Hurts" is worth the price of admission, as well as a faux-live cover of "Hickory Wind" from Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

Quick aside - GP introduces "Hickory Wind" as an "oldie," which makes me laugh because only 5 years had elapsed since SOTR.  It reminded me of a Hendrix bootleg I heard from Fort Worth in 1968, in which he complains from the stage about having to play "old" songs from only one and two years before.  "Next is a tune we wrote in 1866..."



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Post by: Paul B on February 22, 2019, 06:33:15 PM
Has anyone heard the new Bob Mould CD "Sunshine Rock"? It's getting some reviews which claim it's excellent


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Post by: davidmjs on February 22, 2019, 07:03:12 PM

Has anyone heard the new Bob Mould CD "Sunshine Rock"? It's getting some reviews which claim it's excellent


Yes.  Trying it out for size on Spotify.  It's a little one dimensional for me (another way of saying it's got a very cohesive sound structure), and his voice shows some evidence of being as shot as it sounds live.  But it is hard to dislike.  Strings!  A sort of 7/10 for me, edging higher. Not even close to his greatest efforts, but a decent late period album.  I'll be picking it up if I see it around....  [Update:  there are a couple of corkers on there, mind: Thirty Dozen Roses is one of them, I Fought another...]

ps I'm missing Grant.  I love his solo work.


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Post by: StephenGiles on February 23, 2019, 05:15:02 PM


Has anyone heard the new Bob Mould CD "Sunshine Rock"? It's getting some reviews which claim it's excellent


Yes.  Trying it out for size on Spotify.  It's a little one dimensional for me (another way of saying it's got a very cohesive sound structure), and his voice shows some evidence of being as shot as it sounds live.  But it is hard to dislike.  Strings!  A sort of 7/10 for me, edging higher. Not even close to his greatest efforts, but a decent late period album.  I'll be picking it up if I see it around....  [Update:  there are a couple of corkers on there, mind: Thirty Dozen Roses is one of them, I Fought another...]

ps I'm missing Grant.  I love his solo work.

Have you had any problems with Spotify not playing songs recently? Mine suddenly stopped last weekend, only solution was to install an old version of Spotify!


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Post by: davidmjs on February 23, 2019, 08:01:00 PM

Have you had any problems with Spotify not playing songs recently? Mine suddenly stopped last weekend, only solution was to install an old version of Spotify!


Honest (and unhelpful) answer:  nope, sorry...


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Post by: mightyglydd on February 23, 2019, 10:01:36 PM
On a Lap/Desktop use the Spotify Web Player ?

https://open.spotify.com/browse/featured

I uninstalled that other intrusive piece of ****ware long ago.


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Post by: John From Austin on February 24, 2019, 02:47:20 AM
"New" Who - Woodstock 1969, single CD with the complete performance.  I picked this up at a legit record store, but it appears to be semi-official.  The liner notes are a-historical (e.g., it purports to be an FM broadcast recording, but it has never even been hinted at that the festival was simulcast on FM radio) and unsigned.

It's the complete Woodstock set in FM-quality sound, with a few awkward edits but nothing too offensive.  It includes, immediately after Pinball Wizard, the infamous "This is a pile of s*** while John Sinclair rots in prison!" outburst from Abbie Hoffman, and Pete's off-mike response and subsequent warning for everyone to stay off his stage.

Pretty awesome, altogether.


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Post by: davidmjs on February 24, 2019, 07:31:20 AM

"New" Who - Woodstock 1969, single CD with the complete performance.  I picked this up at a legit record store, but it appears to be semi-official.  The liner notes are a-historical (e.g., it purports to be an FM broadcast recording, but it has never even been hinted at that the festival was simulcast on FM radio) and unsigned.

It's the complete Woodstock set in FM-quality sound, with a few awkward edits but nothing too offensive.  It includes, immediately after Pinball Wizard, the infamous "This is a pile of s*** while John Sinclair rots in prison!" outburst from Abbie Hoffman, and Pete's off-mike response and subsequent warning for everyone to stay off his stage.

Pretty awesome, altogether.


Can you see this anywhere online?  I can't.  Please post a link if you can, please.  Me want.


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Post by: Dan O. on February 24, 2019, 08:42:01 AM

Has anyone heard the new Bob Mould CD "Sunshine Rock"? It's getting some reviews which claim it's excellent

Yes, I refer you to my own post in this very thread dated February 8th :

"First listen to "Sunshine Rock", the new album from Bob Mould (released today !)...sticking very much to the formula (loud guitars, razor sharp melodies), but when the formula is this magnificent, why mess with it ?

Bob rocks with more energy and intensity than some guys less than half his 58 years. If only the likes of Dave Grohl could come up with music a quarter as good as this..."


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Post by: mickf on February 24, 2019, 11:33:34 AM
I've just taken delivery of the new album by William the Conqueror (Ruarri Joseph's current band) called 'Bleeding on the Soundtrack.' Excellent on first couple of listens, I'll be playing this in the car for a wee while, I suspect.


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Post by: John From Austin on February 25, 2019, 01:21:30 AM


"New" Who - Woodstock 1969, single CD with the complete performance.  I picked this up at a legit record store, but it appears to be semi-official.  The liner notes are a-historical (e.g., it purports to be an FM broadcast recording, but it has never even been hinted at that the festival was simulcast on FM radio) and unsigned.

It's the complete Woodstock set in FM-quality sound, with a few awkward edits but nothing too offensive.  It includes, immediately after Pinball Wizard, the infamous "This is a pile of s*** while John Sinclair rots in prison!" outburst from Abbie Hoffman, and Pete's off-mike response and subsequent warning for everyone to stay off his stage.

Pretty awesome, altogether.


Can you see this anywhere online?  I can't.  Please post a link if you can, please.  Me want.


Here is the link from Amazon USA - https://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-Festival-1969-WHO/dp/B07KLCVZ1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551057625&sr=8-1&keywords=who+woodstock

I didn't see this on Amazon UK, but I saw a streaming product that may be from the same source.


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Post by: davidmjs on February 25, 2019, 06:27:21 AM



"New" Who - Woodstock 1969, single CD with the complete performance.  I picked this up at a legit record store, but it appears to be semi-official.  The liner notes are a-historical (e.g., it purports to be an FM broadcast recording, but it has never even been hinted at that the festival was simulcast on FM radio) and unsigned.

It's the complete Woodstock set in FM-quality sound, with a few awkward edits but nothing too offensive.  It includes, immediately after Pinball Wizard, the infamous "This is a pile of s*** while John Sinclair rots in prison!" outburst from Abbie Hoffman, and Pete's off-mike response and subsequent warning for everyone to stay off his stage.

Pretty awesome, altogether.


Can you see this anywhere online?  I can't.  Please post a link if you can, please.  Me want.


Here is the link from Amazon USA - https://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-Festival-1969-WHO/dp/B07KLCVZ1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551057625&sr=8-1&keywords=who+woodstock

I didn't see this on Amazon UK, but I saw a streaming product that may be from the same source.


Danke!


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Post by: ColinB on February 25, 2019, 11:59:56 AM

I've just taken delivery of the new album by William the Conqueror (Ruarri Joseph's current band) called 'Bleeding on the Soundtrack.' Excellent on first couple of listens, I'll be playing this in the car for a wee while, I suspect.


I was impressed with their 'Proud Disturber of the Peace' album which they released last year. I'll have to check out the new one.

Queen's debut LP was on the turntable earlier this morning after reading about Rami Malek's success at the Oscars.



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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 25, 2019, 02:23:29 PM
I spent much of the weekend listening to 5 hours of outtakes from Bob Dylan's Infidels album. I have been critical of recent Bootleg Series editions that have offered endless versions of the same song as being overly forensic but insufficiently entertaining. Somehow though this was fascinating and included a terrific song that I have never previously heard called This Was My Love.

I wouldn't want to listen to all of this stuff repeatedly but the case has certainly been made for an entirely different single disc alternative version of Infidels.


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Post by: Jules Gray on February 25, 2019, 03:06:18 PM

I spent much of the weekend listening to 5 hours of outtakes from Bob Dylan's Infidels album. I have been critical of recent Bootleg Series editions that have offered endless versions of the same song as being overly forensic but insufficiently entertaining. Somehow though this was fascinating and included a terrific song that I have never previously heard called This Was My Love.

I wouldn't want to listen to all of this stuff repeatedly but the case has certainly been made for an entirely different single disc alternative version of Infidels.


I love this stuff. Including the song you'd not heard before. There was definitely an even better album in these sessions than the one we got.

Jules


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Post by: John From Austin on February 25, 2019, 05:51:17 PM


Roger Daltrey's new lp, on the way home from Barrow in furness, it's really good. Short and sweet.


Now listening to this courtesy of Amazon Music. It really is surprisingly good.


I'm about 1/3 of the way through my first listen to this. RD's vocal gymnastics are as bombastic as ever on the first three songs, but I am pleasantly surprised at how tuneful and enjoyable the tunes are.  His voice is in great form, too.  This bodes well for the projected new 'oo album.


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Post by: Bob Barrows on February 25, 2019, 08:31:00 PM


I've just taken delivery of the new album by William the Conqueror (Ruarri Joseph's current band) called 'Bleeding on the Soundtrack.' Excellent on first couple of listens, I'll be playing this in the car for a wee while, I suspect.


I was impressed with their 'Proud Disturber of the Peace' album which they released last year. I'll have to check out the new one.

Queen's debut LP was on the turntable earlier this morning after reading about Rami Malek's success at the Oscars.


Listening to this - the first I've heard of any Ruarri Joseph's work. I'm enjoying it. His voice is very similar to Greg Cave's.


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Post by: mickf on February 26, 2019, 11:01:02 AM



I've just taken delivery of the new album by William the Conqueror (Ruarri Joseph's current band) called 'Bleeding on the Soundtrack.' Excellent on first couple of listens, I'll be playing this in the car for a wee while, I suspect.


I was impressed with their 'Proud Disturber of the Peace' album which they released last year. I'll have to check out the new one.

Queen's debut LP was on the turntable earlier this morning after reading about Rami Malek's success at the Oscars.


Listening to this - the first I've heard of any Ruarri Joseph's work. I'm enjoying it. His voice is very similar to Greg Cave's.
His'solo stuff is probably best represented by the albums 'Brother' and 'Both Sides of the Coin'


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 27, 2019, 10:49:50 AM
Alan Prosser's 5/4 AP. This is the first of Alan's solo albums that I have bought and it is a joy. It is a sort of folk rock version of Dave Brubeck's Time Out. All the songs are in 5/4 time but there still manages to be huge variety.

and Psychedelic Country Soul by The Long Ryders, which continues to delight and satisfy in abundance.


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Post by: Brendan on February 27, 2019, 04:54:53 PM
Danger mouse and Sparklehorse - dark night of the soul I am still unsure whether I prefer it too it's a wonderful life!


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Post by: John From Austin on February 27, 2019, 06:00:41 PM
Ray LaMontagne - Part of the Light

I finally bought this almost a year after seeing last year's Austin show, which featured most or all of the new album. Beautiful music, very reminiscent of early-mid Pink Floyd in some ways.


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Post by: Albie on February 28, 2019, 10:38:48 PM
Your Woman by White Town. Bangin' choon! Haven't heard it for 15 years at least. Blimey, the 90s were great for music.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 01, 2019, 08:57:15 AM

Your Woman by White Town. Bangin' choon! Haven't heard it for 15 years at least. Blimey, the 90s were great for music.
I listen to Absolute 90's a lot - there was some great stuff around then, we must be due a bit of a musical revolution?


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Post by: Brendan on March 01, 2019, 02:54:11 PM
Listening to Restitute - Eliza Carthy and it's great to hear that voice, which on this collection of songs is the key instrument. I said elsewhere that Eliza can do no wrong and on the strength of this collection I am proved right. She is at the same time someone who cares and respects the song and puts her own stamp on the material. I can see this getting a serious listening to, over the next few weeks. So far the leaves in the woodland is a the favourite track but I am sure it will change.


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Post by: mightyglydd on March 01, 2019, 03:46:26 PM

Your Woman by White Town.


Hah! You should listen to Jack FM in LA!  We've been playing it for years.
I don't think any other station plays it here.. great toon!  :)


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Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on March 01, 2019, 11:51:24 PM

Listening to Restitute - Eliza Carthy and it's great to hear that voice, which on this collection of songs is the key instrument. I said elsewhere that Eliza can do no wrong and on the strength of this collection I am proved right. She is at the same time someone who cares and respects the song and puts her own stamp on the material. I can see this getting a serious listening to, over the next few weeks. So far the leaves in the woodland is a the favourite track but I am sure it will change.


When you consider how much talent and creativity she has it seems so unfair that people in the mainstream arena with little real talent or originality are set for a life of indulgence. Perhaps Eliza is happy with her lot but she desaerves so much more.


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Post by: Brendan on March 02, 2019, 12:34:58 AM


Listening to Restitute - Eliza Carthy and it's great to hear that voice, which on this collection of songs is the key instrument. I said elsewhere that Eliza can do no wrong and on the strength of this collection I am proved right. She is at the same time someone who cares and respects the song and puts her own stamp on the material. I can see this getting a serious listening to, over the next few weeks. So far the leaves in the woodland is a the favourite track but I am sure it will change.


When you consider how much talent and creativity she has it seems so unfair that people in the mainstream arena with little real talent or originality are set for a life of indulgence. Perhaps Eliza is happy with her lot but she desaerves so much more.
talent and creativity don't necessarily equate getting your reward nor does hard work or decency we all just get our lot we don't have to accept it.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 02, 2019, 11:37:31 AM
Spirit - a beautiful album of acoustic country/folk with a slight hint of traditional Mexican music by Willie Nelson.

Nelson's discography is so vast, variable and bewildering that it is pretty much impossible for a late starter like me to take in all of it so I have been cherry picking what appear to be the highlights. So far that has led me to the following albums:

Yesterday's Wine
Shotgun Willie
The Red Headed Stranger
Stardust
Across The Borderline
Spirit
Teatro
Band of Brothers


I also have Phases & Stages on the way and I have my eye on three from his recent career, Country Music (produced by T Bone Burnett), God's Problem Child & Last Man Standing.

It is country music but with a total absence of Nashville schmaltz, raw & gritty and I have fallen for it and for Nelson's voice in a big way.


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Post by: mightyglydd on March 02, 2019, 04:29:34 PM

Your Woman by White Town. Bangin' choon! Haven't heard it for 15 years at least. Blimey, the 90s were great for music.
 

White Town - Your Woman 1917.

Jyoti Mishra.... "To celebrate TWENTY YEARS since the original charted around the world, here's a version that would have sounded pretty sweet 100 years ago. Enjoy!"

Nice ! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QVIjNquTJU&feature=youtu.be


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Post by: Albie on March 04, 2019, 12:07:07 PM


Your Woman by White Town.


Hah! You should listen to Jack FM in LA!  We've been playing it for years.
I don't think any other station plays it here.. great toon!  :)


If I lived in LA I would probably listen.  8)
In Shropshire, difficult to find music radio I like.


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Post by: RobertD on March 05, 2019, 05:16:46 AM
J.S. Ondara-American Tales. Heard a lot of buzz around this new album and decided to pick up the vinyl. I’m glad I did. A unique voice and songs and approach that bear repeat listening. Recommended enthusiastically


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Post by: ColinB on March 06, 2019, 03:37:05 PM
A friend has been having a clear-out of her cds and has sent me these among others -

Boo Hewerdine - Swimming In Mercury
Reg Meuross - Leaves & Feathers
Dr Faustus - Wager

She reckons that other people do better versions of songs by Boo and Reg than they do themselves but those two discs sound good on first listen.



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Post by: davidmjs on March 06, 2019, 06:41:26 PM
...the new Richard Hawley

Rawk an Roll...  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9UuZlB8DTA&feature=youtu.be


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Post by: Jim on March 06, 2019, 08:00:17 PM

...the new Richard Hawley

Rawk an Roll...  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9UuZlB8DTA&feature=youtu.be


I watched Funny Cow recently and Richard features in that. Oh ! And Also Kevin Rowland!


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 06, 2019, 08:54:31 PM

...the new Richard Hawley

Rawk an Roll...  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9UuZlB8DTA&feature=youtu.be


Loving that track....Coles Corner it certainly ain’t but superb nonetheless  ;D


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Post by: John From Austin on March 07, 2019, 01:03:32 AM
The Zombies - Oddessey [sic] and Oracle 50th anniversary edition with bonus tracks (autographed by all four of the surviving original members)

I bought this little jewel from the Zombies official store for $35, complete with the autographs.  The bonus tracks consist of a couple of early takes, an instrumental backing track, a couple of mono versions of album songs, and a remix of Time of the Season.  But in truth, the original album is such a slice of fried gold, I didn't need the extras.


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Post by: bassline (Mike) on March 07, 2019, 08:46:59 AM
3 Mustaphas 3 - pretty much the entire discography on CD, having not listened to it for 25 years when I bought it on vinyl, and loving every minute. I got a brilliant funny look from a woman waiting to cross the road as I danced in my seat at the traffic lights.


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Post by: davidmjs on March 07, 2019, 06:20:21 PM

3 Mustaphas 3 - pretty much the entire discography on CD, having not listened to it for 25 years when I bought it on vinyl, and loving every minute. I got a brilliant funny look from a woman waiting to cross the road as I danced in my seat at the traffic lights.



Great band.  I only saw them once (at Guildford Folk festival - an early one - if I recall), but they were fun.  One of the band played in a duo with Ian A Anderson and I saw them playing headline to Shelagh McDonald on her return to gigging in London 5 or 6 years ago - they played a few 3M3 songs.


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Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on March 07, 2019, 06:33:45 PM


3 Mustaphas 3 - pretty much the entire discography on CD, having not listened to it for 25 years when I bought it on vinyl, and loving every minute. I got a brilliant funny look from a woman waiting to cross the road as I danced in my seat at the traffic lights.



Great band.  I only saw them once (at Guildford Folk festival - an early one - if I recall), but they were fun.  One of the band played in a duo with Ian A Anderson and I saw them playing headline to Shelagh McDonald on her return to gigging in London 5 or 6 years ago - they played a few 3M3 songs.


Always fun. Oussack Mustapha morphed into Chopper when he joined the Oysters.  :)


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Post by: davidmjs on March 07, 2019, 06:36:35 PM



Always fun. Oussack Mustapha morphed into Chopper when he joined the Oysters.  :)


God, I'd forgotten that...


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Post by: PaulT on March 14, 2019, 10:20:32 AM
I saw 3M3 at Salisbury Arts Centre - tremendous night  [;-) - such a shame that Niaveti and Isfa'ani are no longer with us.  :'(

I've been listening to a selection of Bill Laswell dub/trance stuff online (having just received the new Wobble/Laswell album), and a couple of David Torn/Bill Bruford/Tony Levin CDs.



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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 14, 2019, 08:41:01 PM
Kickin' Up The Sawdust - Ashley Hutchings. A newly plugged gap in my collection. Not the most essential of his works but pleasant nonetheless.


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Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on March 17, 2019, 03:07:19 PM

In honour of his recent passing, the first four Jacqes Loussier Trio "Play Bach" discs, perfect, chilled Sunday afternoon fare.  :)


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 19, 2019, 09:56:00 AM
Needing to rest my over-thinking mind today so I'm chilling (in work!) to Gabriel Faure's Requiem  :)   it's stunningly beautiful


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


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Post by: Paul on March 19, 2019, 10:19:58 PM

Needing to rest my over-thinking mind today so I'm chilling (in work!) to Gabriel Faure's Requiem  :)   it's stunningly beautiful


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


Have you ever sung it? It is wonderful to sing.

Paul


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 20, 2019, 12:25:07 AM


Needing to rest my over-thinking mind today so I'm chilling (in work!) to Gabriel Faure's Requiem  :)   it's stunningly beautiful


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


Have you ever sung it? It is wonderful to sing.

Paul

We're doing a part of it in the community choir I'm in - it's so moving! each part on its own sounds awful, but when you put it together..... oh! Magnificent :)


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Post by: ColinB on March 20, 2019, 12:30:55 PM
Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones - About Time which I bought this morning at my local HMV. Also picked up a copy of Bert Jansch's Avocet.



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Post by: MarkV on March 20, 2019, 12:59:28 PM
over the last few days i have been listening to cd's i bought at the local British Heart Foundation charity shop. All stuff i had not really thought of buying at any point in the past.

So far
Turin Brakes- The optomist
Morcheeba - parts of the process
very best of aerosmith
Cast - all change
Echo belly - on
counting crows - films about a ghost(best of)
Maroon 5 - songs about jane

Still have u2, how to dismantle a bomb, the darkness - permission to land, supertramp -it was the best of times and kings of leon only by night.  
Total cost around £8 some were 50p each or 3 for a pound.  So far i am pleased with all of the ones i have listened too.


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Post by: Will S on March 20, 2019, 07:40:23 PM
Downloaded a few new (to me) albums for my current trip to Central Africa, and I have been enjoying Bruce Cockburn's Live (deluxe edition, with four extra songs from the cassette I used to own), and I'm currently on The Long Ryders Psychedelic Country Soul - it's been said here already, but it really is just as good as their classic albums.  Also had a first listen to The Rails Other People, which is pretty fine too.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: John From Austin on March 20, 2019, 07:57:29 PM
Roger Daltrey's autobiography, on CD.

I'm up to Kenney Jones' introduction into the band, in which Roger explains that he never said Kenney was a s*** drummer, he just said Kenney was a s*** drummer for The Who, in the same sense Keith would have been a s*** drummer for The Faces.


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Post by: davidmjs on March 20, 2019, 08:54:03 PM

Roger Daltrey's autobiography, on CD.

I'm up to Kenney Jones' introduction into the band, in which Roger explains that he never said Kenney was a s*** drummer, he just said Kenney was a s*** drummer for The Who, in the same sense Keith would have been a s*** drummer for The Faces.


And, he was right on both counts, wasn't he?


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Post by: StephenB on March 21, 2019, 12:23:16 AM
I was pleasantly surprised to pick up in Tesco the Planxty retrospective "Between the Jigs and the Reels" for only €7. 18 audio tracks spanning their 9 or 10 year-ish history, and a couple of DVDs of live performances I haven't got round to yet.

Anyway, I ramble - the track that stood out for me and I keep playing over and over was not one of the obvious ones from the golden years of their first three albums, but from their otherwise lacklustre fifth studio offering "The Woman I Loved So Well". "True Love Knows No Season" is IMO a near-perfect piece of music - a band still capable of being on top of their game (as here), knee-trembling interplay between uilleann pipes and harmonica, the trademark mandolin/bouzouki backing like a soft babbling brook in the background, and Christy Moore's velvet voice effortlessly narrating. And it just all comes together in perfection. I'll shut up now - just listen  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raHmZ1V2230





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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 21, 2019, 10:12:50 AM
In desperate need of some reassuring prog today so listening to Icelandic band Todmobile with an orchestra and Steve Hackett doing Supper's Ready :) Superb!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR948ak4VjM&t=523s

They also do an amazing version of State Of Independence with Jon Anderson.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 21, 2019, 09:38:23 PM
Here I Lie - the new album by Ian Prowse

Have had it for well over a week but I have been so short of spare time lately that it is only my second listen.


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Post by: Paul B on March 22, 2019, 09:16:45 AM
Been listening to Audience -a band I just never picked up at their time -the early 70's 8)-but who are extremely good especially "House on the Hill". Missed them because it was THE golden age for music -Neil, CSNY, Joni, Who, Genesis, Yes, Crimson, great soul and reggae etc etc

Completely different style but equally impressive -Yola's "Walk through Fire" -recommended if you like Southern soul -a great singer.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 22, 2019, 09:54:16 AM

Been listening to Audience -a band I just never picked up at their time -the early 70's 8)-but who are extremely good especially "House on the Hill". Missed them because it was THE golden age for music -Neil, CSNY, Joni, Who, Genesis, Yes, Crimson, great soul and reggae etc etc



I have been meaning to investigate Audience. They had connections to Stackridge and briefly shared a member of the band I believe.


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Post by: mickf on March 22, 2019, 10:44:18 AM


Been listening to Audience -a band I just never picked up at their time -the early 70's 8)-but who are extremely good especially "House on the Hill". Missed them because it was THE golden age for music -Neil, CSNY, Joni, Who, Genesis, Yes, Crimson, great soul and reggae etc etc



I have been meaning to investigate Audience. They had connections to Stackridge and briefly shared a member of the band I believe.
They certainly did. Keith Gemmell, the sax and flute player, joined Stackridge in the mid 70s. The drummer, Tony Connor, went on to join Hot Chocolate! I saw Audience a couple of times as a lad. I particularly loved their last two albums ('House on the Hill' and 'Lunch') Keith Gemmell sadly died a couple of years ago.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 23, 2019, 11:59:42 AM
A concerted bid to listen to entire albums after hearing David Hepworth being interviewed this morning. I have rather fallen into the habit of shuffle play.

So, starting with Workingman's Dead & Terrapin Station by Grateful Dead.


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Post by: davidmjs on March 23, 2019, 01:48:45 PM

A concerted bid to listen to entire albums after hearing David Hepworth being interviewed this morning. I have rather fallen into the habit of shuffle play.

So, starting with Workingman's Dead & Terrapin Station by Grateful Dead.


Yin and yang  :)


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 23, 2019, 04:55:33 PM


A concerted bid to listen to entire albums after hearing David Hepworth being interviewed this morning. I have rather fallen into the habit of shuffle play.

So, starting with Workingman's Dead & Terrapin Station by Grateful Dead.


Yin and yang  :)


Even within Terrapin Station itself. Side 2 is one of my favourite pieces of music by anyone ever and side 1 is justified by Estimated Prophet. It is a while since I listened to any Dead. I may move on to From The Mars Hotel next which along with these two, American Beauty & In The Dark are my favourites of the studio albums.

For now though it is:

Phases & Stages - Willie Nelson
Through The Wild - The Willows
Laser Love
- After The Fire
No Dice - Badfinger


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 24, 2019, 10:29:01 AM
Life Short Call Now - Bruce Cockburn, an album that sort of came & went when it was released without me paying it the attention it deserved. Turns out it is terrifically good.
Every Turn of the World - Christopher Cross. A guilty pleasure. His flop third album where he attempted a slightly harder edge and all the people on yachts stopped listening.
Acadie - Daniel Lanois


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Post by: Will S on March 24, 2019, 11:07:30 AM
Thanks for the heads up on that Bruce album, Al. It's one I have never heard.

I don't know anything by Christopher Cross, other than Ride Like The Wind, but Acadie is an album I have always loved and was happy to find on CD in Oxfam a couple of years ago.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 25, 2019, 05:24:05 PM
Holly Days - Denny Laine
and the absolutely splendid Shakespeare Alabama by Diesel Park West


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Post by: John From Austin on March 25, 2019, 06:12:02 PM
Meddle, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd

Prepping for the 90% likely eventuality that I drive to Houston this afternoon for Nick Mason.

Jones Hall is a lovely looking venue in the heart of Houston's theater district, but I'm just not looking forward to the 6-hour round trip drive.  Houston has the worst traffic in Texas, too.


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Post by: Jules Gray on March 25, 2019, 07:13:06 PM
Lots of Scott Walker.


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Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on March 25, 2019, 07:50:39 PM

Lots of Scott Walker.


Me too. Just had to listen to ‘No Regrets’ as it reminds me of being introduced to The Walker Brothers as a little girl, when my dad bought a batch of singles being sold off from the local pub Juke Box...that was one of them.



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Post by: Albie on March 26, 2019, 01:32:35 PM
A couple of 33p Charity Shop buys I made yesterday, The Dance by Fleetwood Mac, which is apparently one of the biggest selling live albums ever. It's excellent, pop music at it's best from a great band and great singers.
And now it is Rage Against The Machine by RATM, which is OK, but there are many, many rock bands I prefer, which is why I've never bought anything by them hitherto. Killing In The Name is a great track though.


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Post by: Ian_ on March 26, 2019, 02:39:07 PM


Been listening to Audience -a band I just never picked up at their time -the early 70's 8)-but who are extremely good especially "House on the Hill". Missed them because it was THE golden age for music -Neil, CSNY, Joni, Who, Genesis, Yes, Crimson, great soul and reggae etc etc



I have been meaning to investigate Audience. They had connections to Stackridge and briefly shared a member of the band I believe.


 Did anyone catch the mention of Stackridge during the commentary on the England game last night?  :D

 Here it's Scott 2 and Scott 3 on rotation. Songs that I always found truly moving now seem doubly so...


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Post by: RobertD on March 26, 2019, 02:59:23 PM
What I have been listening to the last few days are some new vinyl pickups (and the digital downloads) I picked up at a music fair the other day. First is a delightfully weird album by Tom Ze on the Luaka Bop label called The Hips Of Tradition.

Next is Fakebook by Yo La Tengo. Another wonderfully eclectic collection, with a mention of Fairport!

Followed by fellow Hoboken band The Feelies with their third album Only Life. I love this album. Wonderful crunchy guitars and well crafted songs.

Lastly is Grenades by a newer artist to my ears-Kaia Kater. The album has a lot of her family story in it of coming from the island of Grenada during its tumultuous situation in the 1980's to Canada.

Altogether, along with the JS Ondara's Tales Of America which I am still regularly spinning.  


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Post by: PaulT on March 26, 2019, 03:10:18 PM



Been listening to Audience -a band I just never picked up at their time -the early 70's 8)-but who are extremely good especially "House on the Hill". Missed them because it was THE golden age for music -Neil, CSNY, Joni, Who, Genesis, Yes, Crimson, great soul and reggae etc etc



I have been meaning to investigate Audience. They had connections to Stackridge and briefly shared a member of the band I believe.


 Did anyone catch the mention of Stackridge during the commentary on the England game last night?  :D

 Here it's Scott 2 and Scott 3 on rotation. Songs that I always found truly moving now seem doubly so...


Indeed - Purple Spaceships over Podgorica! I see Smegmakovic didn't make the Montenegro squad, though.  ;)


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Post by: Brendan on March 26, 2019, 08:37:41 PM
...."you idle talk, smoke rising to the ceilling, the words just seem to float on by, maybe you've had the feeling"


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Post by: mikec on March 28, 2019, 11:34:17 PM
Lucy Rose - No Words Left.
Raw, honest, truthful and at times hard to listen to if you’ve followed Lucy’s output so far but by goodness it’s her best album yet.

I recommend it to the house. She isn’t touring a lot at the moment so catch her where you can


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 29, 2019, 11:14:41 AM
This piece of prime 80s music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ybGue1jye4

This was my brother-in-law's band and the video has been created as a tribute. I'd love it if lots of you could like it on YouTube. It would make their day  :)

In 1987, 3 lads from around Warrington, Cheshire formed a short lived but very popular group called The Article. Homeland Situation was one of 2 "demo" tracks they recorded. Late in 2018, the lead singer, Phil Box lost his battle with cancer. After a gap of 32 years, the 2 remaining ex-members, Mike Guy and Keith Roberts got together and have produced this video as a tribute to Phil. Enjoy.


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Post by: Alan2 on March 29, 2019, 11:28:08 AM
Shirley Collins : Sweet Primeroses.   New CD version on Topic, includes some bonus tracks.  Nice.  


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Post by: mightyglydd on March 29, 2019, 05:15:52 PM
So I've got the day off, just finished watching a movie on TCM and a montage of movie cuts comes up accompanied by this..

The Cactus Blossoms  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO51lcbHwSg

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/the-cactus-blossoms-new-song-please-dont-call-me-crazy-763410/

Never heard of them, love it, gotta check out the album


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 31, 2019, 10:25:00 AM
Guy - the new album of Guy Clark covers by Steve Earle & The Dukes. I was predisposed to like it because I love Guy Clark but Earle fans need not fear, it sounds every inch like a Steve Earle & the Dukes album and a really good one at that.


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Post by: ColinB on April 03, 2019, 04:55:00 PM
The birthday boy - RT's Sweet Warrior


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Post by: davidmjs on April 05, 2019, 08:30:34 AM
It seems only right... April 5th from Talk Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRx0rqqTetc&fbclid=IwAR3b4SY8NCsWsSOU7KNlz96eZJxsO8OwXf6YT1BVDpV25rRIycxn6v3Chb4&app=desktop


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 05, 2019, 12:16:06 PM
I have spent most of the last week working my way through Michael Nesmith's Songs box.

I already had much of this material in one form or another but it is nice to have all of the albums collected together. It is a shame that The Ocean has not been included and perhaps The Wichita Train Whistle Sings & Rays but the latter two are somewhat experimental in nature and do not really fit with the box title of "Songs".

The first three First National Band albums are of course essential and there are delights to be found everywhere else too. The pick of the post RCA albums are definitely From A Radio Engine toa Photon Wing and Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma. The Prison & The Garden are both new to me, both included without their accompanying books sadly but the latter, which is mostly instrumental, is just lovely

Some complaints on line that the bonus tracks from last years digital releases have been excluded from this set but having streamed them I don't think they add much. Nice to have FNB versions of Circle Sky & Six Days On The Road but otherwise they are largely just instrumental backing track outtakes or slightly alternative versions of existing songs from the albums.

£50. Twelve discs. No filler. What's not to love?


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Post by: Jules Gray on April 05, 2019, 11:03:05 PM
I still want the outtakes on CD.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on April 06, 2019, 06:12:32 PM
Lots of Man while driving to Penarth for the Wales Duathlon tomorrow. Including, naturally, live at the Paget Rooms!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: RobertD on April 10, 2019, 02:47:20 PM
Lots of Albion Band and Ashley Hutchings the last few days: Gloucester Docks Live, Guv'nor series, I Got New Shoes, Rattlebone & Ploughjack, The Prospect Before Us, Give Me A Saddle, I'll Trade You A Car and 1990. All great stuff.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on April 11, 2019, 04:58:14 PM
Rob, have you heard the Albions' "Captured" album?  Tis a collection of 13 tracks from 1990-91-92

Released (escaped!) in 1994 but long since out of print, I imagine, but HTDCD19 is the catalog(ue) number...


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Post by: davidmjs on April 11, 2019, 05:03:39 PM

Rob, have you heard the Albions' "Captured" album?  Tis a collection of 13 tracks from 1990-91-92

Released (escaped!) in 1994 but long since out of print, I imagine, but HTDCD19 is the catalog(ue) number...


Plenty of cheap copies around.


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Post by: RobertD on April 11, 2019, 06:14:53 PM

Rob, have you heard the Albions' "Captured" album?  Tis a collection of 13 tracks from 1990-91-92

Released (escaped!) in 1994 but long since out of print, I imagine, but HTDCD19 is the catalog(ue) number...


I do have Captured thankfully! Good collection as well with the addition of Julie Matthews to the group.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on April 13, 2019, 02:45:30 PM
The Rails : Fair Warning  (Island CD, 2015).

Almost forgot about this one.  It's good.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on April 14, 2019, 09:32:28 AM
The Beatles - superdeluxe 'white album'
Stevie Wonder - Music of my Mind; Innervisions
Guided by Voices - Zeppelin over China

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on April 14, 2019, 09:34:30 AM

The Rails : Fair Warning  (Island CD, 2015).

Almost forgot about this one.  It's good.


It is.  It truly is.

Jules


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Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on April 16, 2019, 05:01:36 PM
Greta Van Fleet . Yunno I really like them . Bought both their albums now .


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Post by: Tasha on April 16, 2019, 06:29:44 PM

Greta Van Fleet . Yunno I really like them . Bought both their albums now .


very led zep like!


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Post by: Shankly (Peter) on April 17, 2019, 09:06:02 AM

Greta Van Fleet . Yunno I really like them . Bought both their albums now .


As someone who grew up with Led Zeppelin (my first ever gig was Led Zep in 1971) -I really like Greta Van Fleet. I posted a link to their cover of MOTL a while ago and it wasn't well received on here, although I rather like it, but their own stuff is really good. It's nice to see that young guys are still producing decent rock music.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Dan O. on April 17, 2019, 09:14:50 AM
Greta Van Fleet are quite enjoyable, but to my ears their singer sounds a bit more like Geddy Lee on Rush's debut pre-Neil Peart album than he does Robert Plant.

Mind you, when songs from that album were first heard on the radio, the stations concerned received phone calls enquiring if they were playing new Led Zeppelin material, so there you go...


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on April 17, 2019, 06:09:54 PM
Summertime Blues from the Oo's Live at Leeds, to mark 59 years since the taxi carrying Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent crashed on the A4 in Chippenham.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on April 17, 2019, 11:08:28 PM
The Band by...uh...The Band.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: mightyglydd on April 18, 2019, 12:35:36 AM
Avicii - SOS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8tdT5pAE34

I saw him five years ago, have no idea what he was doing up there but it was bloody amazing.
For some reason his death really got to me, so young, so talented, the song chokes me up, beautiful vocal from Aloe Blacc...  

@Aah THE band ! Saw them twice with the lads, IOW with Dylan and at the RAH.....I think Sandy came to the IOW.

Levon Helm :  The Mountain


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Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 18, 2019, 05:18:20 PM

A birthday gift from No.1 son stuffed to the gunwales with fab esoteric "worldish" music inc

Amadou & Miriam - "Dimanche a Bamko"
Gnawa Diffusion - "Bab el Oued", "DZ Live", "Souk System", "Autres" & "F*ck*ng Cowboys"
& a home made compilation of Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remixes with some Indian & French / north African dub, most of which is absolutely captivating - I'm in.  ;D

 "Ya Laymi : Arabic Reggae" by Gnawa Diffusion  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uG3Fcm8lxs

Not really my cuppa tea, but great fun; "Rhinoceros" by Thornato ft. Gappy Ranks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1CoyC4VO0I


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 18, 2019, 06:07:08 PM


A birthday gift from No.1 son stuffed to the gunwales with fab esoteric "worldish" music inc

Amadou & Miriam - "Dimanche a Bamko"
Gnawa Diffusion - "Bab el Oued", "DZ Live", "Souk System", "Autres" & "F*ck*ng Cowboys"
& a home made compilation of Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remixes with some Indian & French / north African dub, most of which is absolutely captivating - I'm in.  ;D

 "Ya Laymi : Arabic Reggae" by Gnawa Diffusion  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uG3Fcm8lxs

Not really my cuppa tea, but great fun; "Rhinoceros" by Thornato ft. Gappy Ranks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1CoyC4VO0I


I have fallen hard for Saharan blues recently. I took a punt on the album Kidal by the Tuareg band Tamikrest about 18 months ago and it has just grown and grown on me in the interim. It has now been joined in my collection by their vinyl only live album Taksera and I am keen to delve deeper. I am not even sure what I mean by this but the music feels authentic in a way that very little modern guitar based "rock" does


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: RobertD on April 18, 2019, 08:13:40 PM



A birthday gift from No.1 son stuffed to the gunwales with fab esoteric "worldish" music inc

Amadou & Miriam - "Dimanche a Bamko"
Gnawa Diffusion - "Bab el Oued", "DZ Live", "Souk System", "Autres" & "F*ck*ng Cowboys"
& a home made compilation of Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remixes with some Indian & French / north African dub, most of which is absolutely captivating - I'm in.  ;D

 "Ya Laymi : Arabic Reggae" by Gnawa Diffusion  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uG3Fcm8lxs

Not really my cuppa tea, but great fun; "Rhinoceros" by Thornato ft. Gappy Ranks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1CoyC4VO0I


I have fallen hard for Saharan blues recently. I took a punt on the album Kidal by the Tuareg band Tamikrest about 18 months ago and it has just grown and grown on me in the interim. It has now been joined in my collection by their vinyl only live album Taksera and I am keen to delve deeper. I am not even sure what I mean by this but the music feels authentic in a way that very little modern guitar based "rock" does


And that is why it is resonating so well. The music feels so genuine and authentic. The rawness comes from the soul, the sound comes from the heart and miles of Sahara desert. Hearing Ibrahim from Tinariwen's life story it isn't hard to understand why the music comes across that way-seeing his father dragged from their house and killed, living in camps in Algeria when Mali was at war with the Tuaregs, not to mention life in the Sahara. I wrote about Tinariwen on the blog once in terms of the water shortage. Yet, and oh yet, when the bands perform live they love sharing their culture and music and they do so with a smile on their face. Authentic indeed!


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Post by: Albie on April 18, 2019, 08:40:37 PM


A birthday gift from No.1 son stuffed to the gunwales with fab esoteric "worldish" music inc

Amadou & Miriam - "Dimanche a Bamko"



Brilliant CD. Stunning live if you get the chance to catch them.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Col D on April 23, 2019, 05:31:39 PM
3 x 4 by The Bangles, The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade. A Paisley Underground celebration with four of its leading lights covering each others songs, wonderful stuff.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on April 23, 2019, 06:27:51 PM

3 x 4 by The Bangles, The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade. A Paisley Underground celebration with four of its leading lights covering each others songs, wonderful stuff.


Not heard it yet, but I enjoyed the piece in Shindig (or was it Record Collector)?  Just an afterthought, Col, but do you know my mate, Clive Jones' book?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TELL-WHEN-Notes-Paisley-Underground/dp/0954617851



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on April 24, 2019, 10:10:45 AM
Lee Hazlewood - The LHI Years.  Bloody brilliant.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Ian_ on April 24, 2019, 02:42:22 PM
Steve Gunn - The unseen inbetween

Definitely one of my favourite artists of the last ten years, and his best album yet IMHO. Atmospheric, warm and melodic with superb musicianship  8)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwx0r8n3tU


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Col D on April 24, 2019, 04:01:36 PM


3 x 4 by The Bangles, The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade. A Paisley Underground celebration with four of its leading lights covering each others songs, wonderful stuff.


Not heard it yet, but I enjoyed the piece in Shindig (or was it Record Collector)?  Just an afterthought, Col, but do you know my mate, Clive Jones' book?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TELL-WHEN-Notes-Paisley-Underground/dp/0954617851




I know of the book but have never seen a copy. Would definitely recommend 3 X 4, a special mention for the Bangles' version of The Dream Syndicate's That's What You Always Say, which sticks quite closely to the DS version but also has a nice nod to the original by Steve Wynn's previous band 15 Minutes. Good also to finally have something new from Rain Parade, albeit non-original material.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on April 24, 2019, 04:35:06 PM
Listening to a couple of recent bargains - a Ravi Shankar/Philp Glass collaboration, and the deluxe (ie extended) edition of Eddi Reader's Songs of Robbie Burns. Both rather fine...


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on April 24, 2019, 04:46:29 PM



3 x 4 by The Bangles, The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade. A Paisley Underground celebration with four of its leading lights covering each others songs, wonderful stuff.


Not heard it yet, but I enjoyed the piece in Shindig (or was it Record Collector)?  Just an afterthought, Col, but do you know my mate, Clive Jones' book?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TELL-WHEN-Notes-Paisley-Underground/dp/0954617851




I know of the book but have never seen a copy. Would definitely recommend 3 X 4, a special mention for the Bangles' version of The Dream Syndicate's That's What You Always Say, which sticks quite closely to the DS version but also has a nice nod to the original by Steve Wynn's previous band 15 Minutes. Good also to finally have something new from Rain Parade, albeit non-original material.


If you (or anyone else) wants one, let me know.  There are still some in his garage, I think.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on April 24, 2019, 07:20:03 PM

If you (or anyone else) wants one, let me know.  There are still some in his garage, I think.


I'll have one when I next have some spare dosh.

(Don't hold your breath.)

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on April 24, 2019, 07:44:58 PM


If you (or anyone else) wants one, let me know.  There are still some in his garage, I think.


I'll have one when I next have some spare dosh.

(Don't hold your breath.)

Jules


Drop me a line when you want one and I'll put you in touch.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Brendan on April 24, 2019, 10:30:42 PM
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself, I'm finding the funky soundtrack to my life and I'm loving it.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on April 25, 2019, 09:24:00 AM

Drop me a line when you want one and I'll put you in touch.


I actually know Clive a bit from an old forum I no longer visit.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on April 25, 2019, 08:46:56 PM
The "Nature" e.p. by Modern Nature.  I mean how could I not do so after this in Shindig:

"...the Nature e.p. which is built around the Fairport meets Neu of the title track and reaches a stunning conclusion on the track 'Supernature', a magical brew of hypnotic folk and spiritual jazz, which builds  and pulses over its 11 minutes and 48 seconds before ending in a free-jazz clatter that leaves you breathless with wonder."

And that doesn't even mention the rather decent cover of Blackwaterside.  

Bloody marvellous.  It's on Spotify.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 26, 2019, 01:16:25 PM
Blood On The Tracks - Test Pressing RSD release - Bob Dylan

Keen followers of the internet will be aware that this release has been something of a disaster with mltiple manufacturing issues.

Mine arrived this morning from Spain. It looks like hell and is slightly warped but it plays and sounds good. Mostly. There is a deep scratch on Simple Twist of Fate which causes it to jump. But what can you do? At least I only paid the retail price (more or less) and not the fortune that these are going for elsewhere.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on April 26, 2019, 05:13:34 PM

Blood On The Tracks - Test Pressing RSD release - Bob Dylan

Keen followers of the internet will be aware that this release has been something of a disaster with mltiple manufacturing issues.

Mine arrived this morning from Spain. It looks like hell and is slightly warped but it plays and sounds good. Mostly. There is a deep scratch on Simple Twist of Fate which causes it to jump. But what can you do? At least I only paid the retail price (more or less) and not the fortune that these are going for elsewhere.


What an utter pain in the arse!   >:(

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on April 26, 2019, 05:16:05 PM


Blood On The Tracks - Test Pressing RSD release - Bob Dylan

Keen followers of the internet will be aware that this release has been something of a disaster with mltiple manufacturing issues.

Mine arrived this morning from Spain. It looks like hell and is slightly warped but it plays and sounds good. Mostly. There is a deep scratch on Simple Twist of Fate which causes it to jump. But what can you do? At least I only paid the retail price (more or less) and not the fortune that these are going for elsewhere.


What an utter pain in the arse!   >:(

Jules


There really is no excuse.  Yes, of course the odd one will have a problem, but this is obviously much more than that.  


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: mightyglydd on April 27, 2019, 02:36:47 AM
Hockey Playoff break..

The Black Keys - Lo/Hi & Eagle Birds
Silversun Pickups - It Doesn't Matter Why  ....love the strings...and the band. (Butch Vig produced)
Bruce Springsteen - Hello Sunshine ...alright, I'm hooked.



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 28, 2019, 11:46:33 AM
South of Reality - The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Oh wow! How much fun is this?

I had lost track of Sean Lennon's career but this is a joy. I doubt that any of these bands are a direct influence but I hear Stackridge, early 10cc, Eldorado era ELO and a bunch of late 60s weirdo psychedelia in the mix.

The vinyl packaging is great too. I'm not generally a fan of coloured vinyl but the pink, purple & blue splatter is rather beautiful. Of course the music will be just as great on CD or download. Great stuff.



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on April 29, 2019, 12:30:30 PM
Various Martin Carthy recordings, including the great January Man -- Live in Belfast 1978 (Hux CD, 2010). I can't imagine a poor MC recording.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 30, 2019, 11:08:20 AM

South of Reality - The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Oh wow! How much fun is this?

I had lost track of Sean Lennon's career but this is a joy. I doubt that any of these bands are a direct influence but I hear Stackridge, early 10cc, Eldorado era ELO and a bunch of late 60s weirdo psychedelia in the mix.

The vinyl packaging is great too. I'm not generally a fan of coloured vinyl but the pink, purple & blue splatter is rather beautiful. Of course the music will be just as great on CD or download. Great stuff.


I shall seek this out! thank you

Today, as usual, I'm stuck in the 70's  :D but this time it's popular TV themes, specifically, those composed by Laurie Johnson CBE. Currently on the Jason King theme, with the prospect of the New Avengers, The Professionals and many more. More wacca wacca guitar than you could shake a sharp stick at! Fab  8)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on April 30, 2019, 11:54:32 AM
Something a bit different - Venezuelan cuatro player Hernan Gamboa. That's the 4-stringed instrument that Steve Knightley and Phil Beer play. The cuatro varies in size and shape. The Puerto Rican one looks more like a lute.

The album I'm listening to is Uniendo Mundos and has covers of My Way (not great) and La Vie en Rose (nice). A Venezuelan friend gave me a cuatro many years ago and sadly she passed away just over a week ago.



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jim G on May 01, 2019, 04:18:30 PM
Gong - The Universe Also Collapses.

Which supposedly is released on 10th May, but arrived this morning after I pre-ordered it from http://www.planetgong.co.uk  .

None of the original Gong members on this one (and no posthumous Daevid Allen vocals like on their last release) but on first listen it certainly continues in the same tradition as the earlier Gong.  Sounds pretty good to me-  lots of glissy, spacey and trippy stuff going on.

 


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on May 01, 2019, 06:26:12 PM

Gong - The Universe Also Collapses.

Which supposedly is released on 10th May, but arrived this morning after I pre-ordered it from http://www.planetgong.co.uk  .

None of the original Gong members on this one (and no posthumous Daevid Allen vocals like on their last release) but on first listen it certainly continues in the same tradition as the earlier Gong.  Sounds pretty good to me-  lots of glissy, spacey and trippy stuff going on.

 


I'm still unconvinced, although, what the hell, if it's good enough for Hillage, I suppose it should be good enough for me.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jim G on May 02, 2019, 12:05:33 PM


Gong - The Universe Also Collapses.

Which supposedly is released on 10th May, but arrived this morning after I pre-ordered it from http://www.planetgong.co.uk  .

None of the original Gong members on this one (and no posthumous Daevid Allen vocals like on their last release) but on first listen it certainly continues in the same tradition as the earlier Gong.  Sounds pretty good to me-  lots of glissy, spacey and trippy stuff going

 


I'm still unconvinced, although, what the hell, if it's good enough for Hillage, I suppose it should be good enough for me.

Its never going to be the same without Daevid and Gilly, but its nice to hear the spirit of the original band live on in this new manifestation of the line up. It certainly got Daevid's blessing shortly before he died. I have had a couple of listens now and found the album quite pleasing.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on May 02, 2019, 12:10:17 PM
Well, there have been Gong albums without them both before, of course...(I realise I'm arguing against myself now)  ;D


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on May 02, 2019, 10:30:06 PM

Something a bit different - Venezuelan cuatro player Hernan Gamboa. That's the 4-stringed instrument that Steve Knightley and Phil Beer play. The cuatro varies in size and shape. The Puerto Rican one looks more like a lute.

The album I'm listening to is Uniendo Mundos and has covers of My Way (not great) and La Vie en Rose (nice). A Venezuelan friend gave me a cuatro many years ago and sadly she passed away just over a week ago.




There's an ebay shop in Holland selling a Puerto Rican cuatro converted into a fretless uke bass!  :o


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: John From Austin on May 03, 2019, 12:58:37 AM
White Bicycles, by Joe Boyd, on Audible, read by the author.

I'm only up to 1963 and he's already traveled all over the UK and US with blues and jazz musicians.  Now he's checking out the folk scene in New York City, dropping names like Dylan, Seeger and Baez.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 03, 2019, 06:49:25 AM
I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on May 03, 2019, 10:37:28 AM

I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight

Jules


I think I've always liked RT best with Linda.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 03, 2019, 11:27:18 AM
Blue With Lou - Nils Lofgren.

Pretty good so far. Shaping up to be his best album since Flip to my ears.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on May 03, 2019, 05:57:21 PM
I'm not but I'm very tempted to...another fascinating looking compilation from Cherry Red: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/lullabies-for-catatonics-a-journey-through-the-british-avant-pop-art-rock-scene-1967-74-various-artists-3cd-clamshell-boxset/?mc_cid=ab4d48ce50&mc_eid=cb3f319b33


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Brendan on May 03, 2019, 11:41:54 PM
I have been giving Richard Thompson's Amnesia a spin it's a great album with so many good songs. It hangs together really well, I go back to it quite regularly could be one of my favourite of his albums. Great songwriting too can't fault it.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 03, 2019, 11:57:55 PM

I have been giving Richard Thompson's Amnesia a spin it's a great album with so many good songs. It hangs together really well, I go back to it quite regularly could be one of my favourite of his albums. Great songwriting too can't fault it.


That one was my entry point for RT. Still one of my four or five favourites of his records.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: John From Austin on May 04, 2019, 12:16:30 AM


I have been giving Richard Thompson's Amnesia a spin it's a great album with so many good songs. It hangs together really well, I go back to it quite regularly could be one of my favourite of his albums. Great songwriting too can't fault it.


That one was my entry point for RT. Still one of my four or five favourites of his records.


Great songs. I'm on the fence about Mitchell Froom's heavy-handed production. He also produced Kiko by Los Lobos, around the same time, and Fundamental by Bonnie Raitt, two albums I absolutely love in spite of the production.  He was kind of a flavor-of-the-decade producer, I guess.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Brendan on May 04, 2019, 12:05:39 PM



I have been giving Richard Thompson's Amnesia a spin it's a great album with so many good songs. It hangs together really well, I go back to it quite regularly could be one of my favourite of his albums. Great songwriting too can't fault it.


That one was my entry point for RT. Still one of my four or five favourites of his records.


Great songs. I'm on the fence about Mitchell Froom's heavy-handed production. He also produced Kiko by Los Lobos, around the same time, and Fundamental by Bonnie Raitt, two albums I absolutely love in spite of the production.  He was kind of a flavor-of-the-decade producer, I guess.
I have Mitchell Froom's Dopamine album it's certainly an aquired taste. Well I think I have it, I have to admit I haven't seen it in ages!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 04, 2019, 01:29:29 PM
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jim on May 04, 2019, 01:46:59 PM
Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 04, 2019, 05:26:09 PM
Monolith of Phobos - The Claypool Lennon Delerium.

A relatively reasonably priced copy of the vinyl has found its way to me from Holland. This is getting hard to find for sensible money on this side of the pond. Nice orange and red swirly vinyl.

The music? Well, it is their debut album and clearly in thrall to Piper era Floyd. I am having a very jolly time listening to it.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 04, 2019, 08:25:53 PM
Van Morrison - Common One.  Never heard it before.  Really enjoyed it.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: mightyglydd on May 04, 2019, 11:29:18 PM
Van Morrison - Wavelength (album version)

FWIW, my absolute fave Van song..


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Nick Reg on May 05, 2019, 11:49:01 AM

Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


It is and if you've got Sky Q you can watch the whole concert.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Ian_ on May 05, 2019, 12:18:53 PM
Various tracks by a guy called Michael O'Gara via YouTube. I can't find anything more about him...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j8peGDFWG0


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 05, 2019, 02:27:32 PM
Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jim on May 05, 2019, 04:52:12 PM


Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


It is and if you've got Sky Q you can watch the whole concert.


Bugger, im on virgin


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 05, 2019, 06:10:12 PM
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: blagden on May 05, 2019, 07:35:23 PM
Martin Simpson .... 66 today Spotify tells me helpfully.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 06, 2019, 10:11:38 AM



Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


It is and if you've got Sky Q you can watch the whole concert.


Bugger, im on virgin
If it’s this one, it’s on YouTube, Jim!  

https://youtu.be/0YVm4-IQBXk


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Nick Reg on May 06, 2019, 11:49:31 AM




Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


It is and if you've got Sky Q you can watch the whole concert.


Bugger, im on virgin
If it’s this one, it’s on YouTube, Jim!  

https://youtu.be/0YVm4-IQBXk


Audience recording of a different gig from the same tour.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on May 06, 2019, 11:49:34 AM

Van Morrison - Common One.  Never heard it before.  Really enjoyed it.

Jules


I bought this not long ago
 Nice album.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 06, 2019, 11:54:49 AM
Cold and uninspiring Bank Holiday Monday

Good excuse to rehabilitate some vinyl.

Pleased To Meet Me - The Replacements
Shelter - Lone Justice

so far. I was massively disappointed by the latter album when it was first released and as a consequence have not played it for over 30 years. Will I feel any better about it now?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 06, 2019, 01:34:24 PM


Shelter - Lone Justice

so far. I was massively disappointed by the latter album when it was first released and as a consequence have not played it for over 30 years. Will I feel any better about it now?


And the answer is, no I don't. Bombastic production of mostly sub standard songs compared to their splendid debut.

I have moved on to:

Lost & Found - Jason & The Scorchers
Loaded - Velvet Underground


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2019, 02:38:04 PM


Van Morrison - Common One.  Never heard it before.  Really enjoyed it.


I bought this not long ago
 Nice album.


Yes it is, and I speak as a Van sceptic.


Pleased To Meet Me - The Replacements


Oh how I love that band.

Jules



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2019, 02:40:46 PM

I have moved on to:

Lost & Found - Jason & The Scorchers
Loaded - Velvet Underground


Ah, you're playing all my yesterdays!

I've been listening to:

Dion (self-titled)
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 06, 2019, 05:15:58 PM


Ah, you're playing all my yesterdays!



And all of mine. Well, some of mine.

More Replacements, Jason & the Scorchers and some Robert Cray to come.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2019, 09:08:40 PM
I forgot to mention: Buffalo Springfield Again... in mono! From the What's That Sound? box.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Will S on May 07, 2019, 09:36:52 AM
I had the first Jason & The Scorchers album way back.  Haven't listened to it (or even thought of them) for years!  Wonder if it's on Spotify?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 07, 2019, 09:59:54 AM

I had the first Jason & The Scorchers album way back.  Haven't listened to it (or even thought of them) for years!  


Same. I had the mini-album that came out before that as well. Michael Stipe sang harmony on one song (Hot Nights in Georgia), and I'd seen R.E.M. cover another of their songs at my first ever gig  by them (Broken Whiskey Glass, November 1984 at Birmingham Uni), so that's why I climbed on board.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 07, 2019, 11:33:11 AM


I had the first Jason & The Scorchers album way back.  Haven't listened to it (or even thought of them) for years!  


Same. I had the mini-album that came out before that as well. Michael Stipe sang harmony on one song (Hot Nights in Georgia), and I'd seen R.E.M. cover another of their songs at my first ever gig  by them (Broken Whiskey Glass, November 1984 at Birmingham Uni), so that's why I climbed on board.

Jules


Yes, I have Fervor, Lost & Found and Still Standing from that time but then lost track of their career. I was delighted to discover Jason Ringenberg playing support for somebody locally within the last couple of years. Frustratingly I can't remember who it was.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on May 07, 2019, 03:13:37 PM



Van Morrison - Common One.  Never heard it before.  Really enjoyed it.


I bought this not long ago
 Nice album.


Yes it is, and I speak as a Van sceptic.


Pleased To Meet Me - The Replacements


Oh how I love that band.

Jules




I'm uncertain about VM too jules, though I must have 6or 7 albums by him by now. I still feel inarticulate speech of the Heart is lift music for coke heads, but Moondance and  Astral weeks are fine.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Paul B on May 08, 2019, 04:50:12 PM
Caroline Spence in session -excellent singer songwriter

https://www.folkalley.com/music/sessions/

Check out this site as plenty of other really good sessions available


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 09, 2019, 11:31:23 PM
From Babylon to Avalon - Celtic Social Club

The latest twist in the increasingly serpentine career of Dan Donnelly, now singing and playing with this raucous French folk rock band


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 10, 2019, 05:38:24 PM
Richard & Linda Thompson - various
Richard Thompson - the Doom & Gloom tapes

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jim on May 11, 2019, 09:33:42 AM





Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


It is and if you've got Sky Q you can watch the whole concert.


Bugger, im on virgin
If it’s this one, it’s on YouTube, Jim!  

https://youtu.be/0YVm4-IQBXk


Audience recording of a different gig from the same tour.


Aha! I found it on Now tv, brilliant show.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on May 11, 2019, 12:46:04 PM
Julie Covington : The Beautiful Changes . . .plus   (See for Miles CD, 1999).

I might have posted this before. In any event, a very nice album of mostly Atkin/James songs.  


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Nick Reg on May 11, 2019, 03:46:44 PM






Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


It is and if you've got Sky Q you can watch the whole concert.


Bugger, im on virgin
If it’s this one, it’s on YouTube, Jim!  

https://youtu.be/0YVm4-IQBXk


Audience recording of a different gig from the same tour.


Aha! I found it on Now tv, brilliant show.

Now try Natalie's solo album " Mother" , its superb and the title track is the Floyd song. The album by the other two under the name Courtyard Dogs is none too shabby either.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on May 11, 2019, 05:26:38 PM
The Icicle Works - The Small Price of a Bicycle

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on May 11, 2019, 06:40:23 PM
Must be an old album, Jules - the words small and price certainly don't apply to bicycles these days! (as you probably know from recent experience...)

Here, it's been lots of ProjeKct 6, the Crim spinoff.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on May 11, 2019, 06:42:06 PM

The Icicle Works - The Small Price of a Bicycle

Jules


Featuring the late, great Jacque Loussier on Rapids... "No news today, no more writers around."

 8)

I was listening to RT's 1000 Years of Pop Music but now have the cricket on R5SX. I'm sure Mr Thompson would approve.



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Will S on May 12, 2019, 08:08:07 PM


The Icicle Works - The Small Price of a Bicycle

Jules


Featuring the late, great Jacque Loussier on Rapids... "No news today, no more writers around."

 8)



Love that album - and that song particularly.


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Post by: Jules Gray on May 12, 2019, 09:27:27 PM

Must be an old album, Jules - the words small and price certainly don't apply to bicycles these days! (as you probably know from recent experience...)


Ach, don't remind me!

Jules


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Post by: mightyglydd on May 13, 2019, 12:26:21 AM
The Waterboys - Where The Action Is


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Post by: Jim on May 13, 2019, 08:20:42 AM







Dixie Chicks MMXVI, Utterly fabulous live album.


It is and if you've got Sky Q you can watch the whole concert.


Bugger, im on virgin
If it’s this one, it’s on YouTube, Jim!  

https://youtu.be/0YVm4-IQBXk


Audience recording of a different gig from the same tour.


Aha! I found it on Now tv, brilliant show.

Now try Natalie's solo album " Mother" , its superb and the title track is the Floyd song. The album by the other two under the name Courtyard Dogs is none too shabby either.



Thanks for that info, I'll have a delve


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Post by: Alan2 on May 13, 2019, 12:27:05 PM
Pete Atkin's post 70s albums.


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Post by: Nick Reg on May 13, 2019, 02:37:48 PM

Pete Atkin's post 70s albums.


The ones written by Clive James are particularly excellent.


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Post by: Alan2 on May 16, 2019, 11:30:39 AM


Pete Atkin's post 70s albums.


The ones written by Clive James are particularly excellent.


Indeed. The only PA/CJ album I've not yet been really impressed by is Colours of The Night  (2015). Not bad, just not as many outstanding tracks.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 16, 2019, 01:02:50 PM
Lots of Oysterband while I am working at home today. Currently the beautiful, sparse version of Mississipi Summer sung by Alan Prosser from the This House Will Stand collection.

Before that, Bold Champions by the Dovetail Trio. Thought I'd give this a go because of Jamie Roberts' involvement but it is a bit too traditional in approach for me.


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Post by: RobertD on May 16, 2019, 03:14:24 PM

Lots of Oysterband while I am working at home today. Currently the beautiful, sparse version of Mississipi Summer sung by Alan Prosser from the This House Will Stand collection.

Before that, Bold Champions by the Dovetail Trio. Thought I'd give this a go because of Jamie Roberts' involvement but it is a bit too traditional in approach for me.


That is indeed a terrific version of Mississippi Summer and a reminder that I really must explore Alan Prosser's solo work. Here I'm listening to JS Ondara's Tales Of America. I believe I mentioned this new artist and album previously, but I really must put his name out there again. Just a fabulous record...and its only his first!


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Post by: ColinB on May 17, 2019, 01:45:28 PM
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi - There Is No Other

There's a track titled Little Margaret which isn't a million miles from Matty Groves. My ears pricked up when I heard the words, "Saying how do you like your snow-white pillow."



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Post by: Will S on May 18, 2019, 12:46:17 PM
I'm in Senegal currently, so it just has to be Youssou N'Dour really - Guide (Wommat)


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Post by: Alan2 on May 18, 2019, 03:19:24 PM
Lesley Duncan : Earth Mother  (Edsel CD, 2001).


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Post by: Nick Reg on May 18, 2019, 04:32:41 PM

Lesley Duncan : Earth Mother  (Edsel CD, 2001).


Another great choice.
I've had the Better Oblivion Community Center on repeat its superb.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: mickf on May 23, 2019, 09:29:37 AM
I'm a huge Thea Gilmore fan, so I was looking forward to her new release 'Small World Turning'. However, I was a little disappointed when I first heard it yesterday, so I played it again. For some treason, on second hearing, I found I really love it. Weird.


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 23, 2019, 10:50:24 AM

I'm a huge Thea Gilmore fan, so I was looking forward to her new release 'Small World Turning'. However, I was a little disappointed when I first heard it yesterday, so I played it again. For some treason, on second hearing, I found I really love it. Weird.
I rarely like anything on the first spin  :)


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Post by: Alan2 on May 23, 2019, 12:28:41 PM


Lesley Duncan : Earth Mother  (Edsel CD, 2001).


Another great choice.
I've had the Better Oblivion Community Center on repeat its superb.


Afraid I had to google that one.  :-[


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Post by: Alan2 on May 23, 2019, 12:29:42 PM
Melanie  : Photograph - Double Exposure (Rhino Handmade 2CD, 2005).


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Post by: Andy Tuck on May 23, 2019, 04:58:29 PM

I'm a huge Thea Gilmore fan, so I was looking forward to her new release 'Small World Turning'. However, I was a little disappointed when I first heard it yesterday, so I played it again. For some treason, on second hearing, I found I really love it. Weird.


First play today and mostly loved it, perhaps the couple of tracks I wasn't so keen on will grow on me.


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Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on May 24, 2019, 07:09:02 PM

I'm a huge Thea Gilmore fan, so I was looking forward to her new release 'Small World Turning'. However, I was a little disappointed when I first heard it yesterday, so I played it again. For some treason, on second hearing, I found I really love it. Weird.


I think it is one of her most interesting albums, really rootsy, fab arrangements and people like Kat Gilmore and Cara Dillon add so much to the sound. Made an immediate impact on me, funny how different we all are!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Col D on May 24, 2019, 07:41:42 PM
The Waterboys - Where the Action Is. First listen, so early days yet but it's already sounding a lot better than its predecessor Out of All This Blue, which I thought was something of a career low for Mike, although there are one or two cringeworthy moments I could live without.

Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks Solo Acoustic 40th Anniversary. Can't really see the point in this, but I'm something of a GP completist so bought it anyway. Can't see it getting too much time in the CD player tbh, it doesn't improve on the original and isn't radically different enough to at least offer a new interpretation.


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Post by: Shankly (Peter) on May 28, 2019, 09:19:44 AM
The new Big Big Train - 'Grand tour'. Once again, it's wonderful. They really can't do anything wrong these days. Prog heaven!


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 28, 2019, 09:22:24 AM

The new Big Big Train - 'Grand tour'. Once again, it's wonderful. They really can't do anything wrong these days. Prog heaven!
I intend to do the very same, just as soon as I've caught up with The Archers....  :D


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Post by: paul bond 59 on May 28, 2019, 10:21:53 AM
Red & Gold, it's on the fourth rotation as I type!


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Post by: Albie on May 28, 2019, 01:58:56 PM
Poisoned Electrick Head, and The Purified Electrick Heart. Very good, wish they played live a lot more.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 29, 2019, 11:01:08 AM
Trying to work at home after waking up with a very sore, scratchy throat.

I need something that is not too distracting from the job in hand so I have gone for Without A Net, the Grateful Dead live album. Not a fan favourite I know but one of their most accessible catalogue live albums in my view. I always found it a bit strange that it was not included in the Beyond Description box.


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Post by: Jules Gray on May 29, 2019, 05:05:34 PM
Lots of Icicle Works from the 5 Albums box.

Jules


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Post by: Andy Tuck on May 29, 2019, 06:18:37 PM
Got to be over 10 years since they released an album. Glad they have now as Ancora by Flook is a lovely listen with outstanding musicianship.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 01, 2019, 04:48:06 PM
Flaked out on the sofa, full of cold on one of the nicest days of the year, listening to:

Psychedelic Country Soul - The Long Ryders. Still a delight
South of Reality - The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Equally so.
Blue With Lou - Nils Lofgren. This just gets better with every listen. His best record for 35 years. Maybe more.
Live at Earl's Court, June 27 1981 - Bob Dylan. I was there.
From Babylon to Avalon - Celtic Social Club. Book this lot for some summer festivals!


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Post by: Brendan on June 02, 2019, 07:20:41 PM
Being listening to this drama about Ivor Cutler I really enjoyed it https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07j3m50


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bob Barrows on June 02, 2019, 07:31:37 PM
This incredible recording of 1970-vintage Led Zeppelin - kin amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=oFkzZHIcgFs


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Post by: davidmjs on June 02, 2019, 08:17:39 PM

This incredible recording of 1970-vintage Led Zeppelin - kin amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=oFkzZHIcgFs


It's down over here, sadly.  What is it?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 02, 2019, 08:50:23 PM
I'm having YouTube problems too. I had concluded that it was me. Never occurred to me that it might be a bigger thing.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bob Barrows on June 03, 2019, 12:28:40 AM
Never thought you would be restricted from watching it, sorry. It's Led Zeppelin Live Performance - January 9th, 1970 (Jimmy Page's Birthday)
RAH performance. Incredible sound and video. I hope you can find and enjoy it/ I can't believe they never did an official release of this. This is the setlist I{I've never heard "We're Gonna Groove"):
SONG LIST:
1. We're Gonna Groove
2. I Can't Quit You Baby
3. Dazed and Confused
4. White Summer
5. What Is And What Should Never Be
6. How Many More Times
7. Moby Dick
8. Whole Lotta Love
9. Communication Breakdown
10. C'mon Everybody
11. Somethin' Else
12. Bring It On Home


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on June 03, 2019, 06:37:31 AM

Never thought you would be restricted from watching it, sorry. It's Led Zeppelin Live Performance - January 9th, 1970 (Jimmy Page's Birthday)
RAH performance. Incredible sound and video. I hope you can find and enjoy it/ I can't believe they never did an official release of this. This is the setlist I{I've never heard "We're Gonna Groove"):
SONG LIST:
1. We're Gonna Groove
2. I Can't Quit You Baby
3. Dazed and Confused
4. White Summer
5. What Is And What Should Never Be
6. How Many More Times
7. Moby Dick
8. Whole Lotta Love
9. Communication Breakdown
10. C'mon Everybody
11. Somethin' Else
12. Bring It On Home


It's on the official Led Zep DVD called - well 'DVD'


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 03, 2019, 11:33:02 AM
I went to see the fairly dreadful Asbury Park documentary at the cinema a couple of weeks ago but it did give me a hunger for Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, who I have not listened to since I was a student 35 years ago.

Thought I would pick up The Epic Years Remastered antholgy but it is packing rather a high financial punch for a two disc set so I have made do with The Best Of which I got for £2.99 on Ebay.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bob Barrows on June 03, 2019, 02:12:01 PM


Never thought you would be restricted from watching it, sorry. It's Led Zeppelin Live Performance - January 9th, 1970 (Jimmy Page's Birthday)
RAH performance. Incredible sound and video. I hope you can find and enjoy it/ I can't believe they never did an official release of this. This is the setlist I{I've never heard "We're Gonna Groove"):


It's on the official Led Zep DVD called - well 'DVD'
Ah, I was thinking it should have been officially released. I have to look for this dvd.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Will S on June 03, 2019, 03:58:08 PM
After The Fire - 80f
10cc - I'm Not In Love - The Essential Collection


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Post by: Jules Gray on June 03, 2019, 04:23:21 PM
Ommadawn


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Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 03, 2019, 04:57:27 PM

Ommadawn


Or "Ommagawd" as it was dubbed at the time.  :)


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Post by: Jules Gray on June 03, 2019, 05:50:15 PM

Or "Ommagawd" as it was dubbed at the time.  :)


Harsh.

Jules


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Post by: ColinB on June 03, 2019, 10:20:23 PM
The Stray Birds - Let It Pass. Sadly they decided to call it a day after the release of that album last year which is a shame as it's a fine collection of songs. And I discovered today that they're from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.



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Post by: Jules Gray on June 03, 2019, 10:29:10 PM
The Clash - Sandinista!


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Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on June 04, 2019, 08:44:33 AM

The Clash - Sandinista!
All of it?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 04, 2019, 09:22:36 AM


Not quite.  A fair chunk though.  I wanted to remind myself of the tracks I couldn't remember.  I've always had a soft spot for it's ambition, experimentation and self indulgence, and that appreciation is only growing.  I was enjoying even more of it than I thought I liked.  OK, the tracks with the kids singing are still a waste of vinyl, but there's so much to enjoy elsewhere.

Jules


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Post by: Jim on June 04, 2019, 09:32:42 AM



Not quite.  A fair chunk though.  I wanted to remind myself of the tracks I couldn't remember.  I've always had a soft spot for it's ambition, experimentation and self indulgence, and that appreciation is only growing.  I was enjoying even more of it than I thought I liked.  OK, the tracks with the kids singing are still a waste of vinyl, but there's so much to enjoy elsewhere.

Jules


Funnily enough ive had Hitsville UK on repeat in my head for the last couple of days, but i dont remember hearing it recently and haven't been playing it.
 So hit it.


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Post by: Andy on June 04, 2019, 09:34:41 AM
Kirsty MacColl.  :'( :'( :'(


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Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 04, 2019, 10:04:33 AM

Not quite.  A fair chunk though.  I wanted to remind myself of the tracks I couldn't remember.  I've always had a soft spot for it's ambition, experimentation and self indulgence, and that appreciation is only growing.  I was enjoying even more of it than I thought I liked.  OK, the tracks with the kids singing are still a waste of vinyl, but there's so much to enjoy elsewhere.

Jules

Funnily enough ive had Hitsville UK on repeat in my head for the last couple of days, but i dont remember hearing it recently and haven't been playing it.
 So hit it.

I can't work out if that's meant to be a deliberate variation on the old 'When I nod my head - hit it,' joke....but it works anyway.


P.S That particular sadness about Kirsty never goes away, does it ?....


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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 04, 2019, 10:24:07 AM





Not quite.  A fair chunk though.  I wanted to remind myself of the tracks I couldn't remember.  I've always had a soft spot for it's ambition, experimentation and self indulgence, and that appreciation is only growing.  I was enjoying even more of it than I thought I liked.  OK, the tracks with the kids singing are still a waste of vinyl, but there's so much to enjoy elsewhere.

Jules


Funnily enough ive had Hitsville UK on repeat in my head for the last couple of days, but i dont remember hearing it recently and haven't been playing it.
 So hit it.


I can't work out if that's meant to be a deliberate variation on the old 'When I nod my head - hit it,' joke....but it works anyway.


P.S That particular sadness about Kirsty never goes away, does it ?....
She'd have gone down a storm at Cropredy…


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Dan O. on June 04, 2019, 10:27:38 AM






Not quite.  A fair chunk though.  I wanted to remind myself of the tracks I couldn't remember.  I've always had a soft spot for it's ambition, experimentation and self indulgence, and that appreciation is only growing.  I was enjoying even more of it than I thought I liked.  OK, the tracks with the kids singing are still a waste of vinyl, but there's so much to enjoy elsewhere.

Jules


Funnily enough ive had Hitsville UK on repeat in my head for the last couple of days, but i dont remember hearing it recently and haven't been playing it.
 So hit it.


I can't work out if that's meant to be a deliberate variation on the old 'When I nod my head - hit it,' joke....but it works anyway.


P.S That particular sadness about Kirsty never goes away, does it ?....
She'd have gone down a storm at Cropredy…

Agreed. She's on my wishlist of people I'd love to have seen in concert.

As for Sandinista, it certainly has its moments, there's treasure in those 3 discs !

Here, I'm listening to the sublime and soulful "People We Become" by Jo Harman.


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 04, 2019, 10:52:17 AM

Agreed. She's on my wishlist of people I'd love to have seen in concert.



I am lucky to have had that privilege. At a free festival outside Brighton. Late 80s or early 90s around the time that Kite was out. Dodgy and Stiff Little Fingers were also on.


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Post by: DarrenWilliams on June 04, 2019, 01:30:56 PM


Agreed. She's on my wishlist of people I'd love to have seen in concert.



I am lucky to have had that privilege. At a free festival outside Brighton. Late 80s or early 90s around the time that Kite was out. Dodgy and Stiff Little Fingers were also on.


Me too, also at a free Festival, in Leeds in the mid-90s. Possibly Heineken Festival.  Shane MacGowan and the Popes were also on the bill and Kirsty joined Shane for a rendition of Fairytale of New York. In July. Oysterband, Aswad and Midge Ure also played that day, I forget who else.

I've been listening to RT's 13 Rivers, definitely his best for a few years. Also some Band of Horses.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on June 05, 2019, 06:45:38 PM
Rachid Taha Live (Zenith, Paris 23/11/2001) - a cracking concert, OK the Clash meet Algerian Rai head-on (sorry about the pun!) is a bit of a cliché, but it's not far from the truth - a couple of the later tracks even venture into trance (Maghreb AND electronic dance).  Produced by Steve Hillage, who also adds guitar on a few tracks, and Femi Kuti sings and plays sax on one song. Vey atmospheric... one of the better "live" albums I've got/heard.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 06, 2019, 07:29:56 AM

Rachid Taha Live (Zenith, Paris 23/11/2001) - a cracking concert, OK the Clash meet Algerian Rai head-on (sorry about the pun!) is a bit of a cliché, but it's not far from the truth - a couple of the later tracks even venture into trance (Maghreb AND electronic dance).  Produced by Steve Hillage, who also adds guitar on a few tracks, and Femi Kuti sings and plays sax on one song. Vey atmospheric... one of the better "live" albums I've got/heard.


Sounds fab. Is it this? It has a different date & venue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachid_Taha_Live


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on June 06, 2019, 07:49:00 AM
Yep, that's the one. The cover bears a sticker saying Zenith 23/11/2001, but I've just looked at the inner sleeve notes, and indeed it was recorded at L'Ancienne Belgique in Brussels on 11/03/2001.

Location notwithstanding, still a bloody good album!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 06, 2019, 08:48:15 AM

Yep, that's the one. The cover bears a sticker saying Zenith 23/11/2001, but I've just looked at the inner sleeve notes, and indeed it was recorded at L'Ancienne Belgique in Brussels on 11/03/2001.

Location notwithstanding, still a bloody good album!


Your advocacy is all I need. It's on the list.  :)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on June 06, 2019, 09:52:45 AM
… and I picked it up (in vgc) for £1.50 in a charity shop...  [;-)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 08, 2019, 11:02:12 AM
I'm having an RT morning. Started with a couple of discs from the Life and Times boxed set. The audience's reaction to Dear Janet Jackson and Madonna's Wedding always brings a smile to my face.

Now listening to Still.

Is anyone else having problems accessing his archive site? http://richardthompson-musiccom.siteprotect.net/



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Post by: Tom52 on June 08, 2019, 11:45:35 AM
Quote
Is anyone else having problems accessing his archive site? http://richardthompson-musiccom.siteprotect.net/


Yes. It doesn't open for me either.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: DarrenWilliams on June 10, 2019, 09:00:10 AM
I've been listening to the first three Kevin Ayers albums over the weekend, and I feel another obsession starting! I've ordered the Original Album Series containing his first 5 albums - no extras or sleeve notes but for £11 it's still a good deal. Soft Machine are a bit like Fairport in a sense, given there are so many offshoots to explore. Where Fairport lead to Steeleye, Albions, Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Sandy etc, from Soft Machine I've explored Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and other Canterbury Bands like Hatfields, National Health, and I already have a few early Caravan albums. I suppose Wilde Flowers are the real antecedent of all these, but they're all part of the same family.

Any other Canterbury fans on here?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 10, 2019, 09:15:52 AM

I've been listening to the first three Kevin Ayers albums over the weekend, and I feel another obsession starting! I've ordered the Original Album Series containing his first 5 albums - no extras or sleeve notes but for £11 it's still a good deal. Soft Machine are a bit like Fairport in a sense, given there are so many offshoots to explore. Where Fairport lead to Steeleye, Albions, Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Sandy etc, from Soft Machine I've explored Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and other Canterbury Bands like Hatfields, National Health, and I already have a few early Caravan albums. I suppose Wilde Flowers are the real antecedent of all these, but they're all part of the same family.

Any other Canterbury fans on here?


Yes. I'm but one of them. Kevin Ayers, Caravan and the Daevid Allan/Gong offshoot have been long time faves. I've just recently been listening to Hatfield And The North after reading The Rotters Club novel and a conversation with Maart. National Health will be the next port of call.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 10, 2019, 09:17:55 AM

I've been listening to the first three Kevin Ayers albums over the weekend, and I feel another obsession starting! I've ordered the Original Album Series containing his first 5 albums - no extras or sleeve notes but for £11 it's still a good deal. Soft Machine are a bit like Fairport in a sense, given there are so many offshoots to explore. Where Fairport lead to Steeleye, Albions, Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Sandy etc, from Soft Machine I've explored Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and other Canterbury Bands like Hatfields, National Health, and I already have a few early Caravan albums. I suppose Wilde Flowers are the real antecedent of all these, but they're all part of the same family.

Any other Canterbury fans on here?
I'm a big Caravan fan (roll on Cropredy!) and feel impelled to check out the rest you mention now....  :D


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: DarrenWilliams on June 10, 2019, 09:33:50 AM


I've been listening to the first three Kevin Ayers albums over the weekend, and I feel another obsession starting! I've ordered the Original Album Series containing his first 5 albums - no extras or sleeve notes but for £11 it's still a good deal. Soft Machine are a bit like Fairport in a sense, given there are so many offshoots to explore. Where Fairport lead to Steeleye, Albions, Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Sandy etc, from Soft Machine I've explored Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and other Canterbury Bands like Hatfields, National Health, and I already have a few early Caravan albums. I suppose Wilde Flowers are the real antecedent of all these, but they're all part of the same family.

Any other Canterbury fans on here?
I'm a big Caravan fan (roll on Cropredy!) and feel impelled to check out the rest you mention now....  :D


I think if you like that english whimsical side of Caravan or early Floyd/Syd Barrett then Kevin Ayers might appeal. Possibly early Soft Machine too, although by the 4th album they were an instrumental jazz/rock band (which I like, but may not appeal to everyone). Richard Sinclair was the vocalist for Hatfield and The North, so I'd recommend their two studio albums (self-titled and The Rotters Club - from where Jonathan Coe named his novel as pointed out by Mike above).

We're away on holiday for Cropredy this year, so disappointed not to be seeing Caravan :-(

@Mike - National health albums have recently appeared on Spotify.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 10, 2019, 11:36:25 AM



I've been listening to the first three Kevin Ayers albums over the weekend, and I feel another obsession starting! I've ordered the Original Album Series containing his first 5 albums - no extras or sleeve notes but for £11 it's still a good deal. Soft Machine are a bit like Fairport in a sense, given there are so many offshoots to explore. Where Fairport lead to Steeleye, Albions, Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Sandy etc, from Soft Machine I've explored Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and other Canterbury Bands like Hatfields, National Health, and I already have a few early Caravan albums. I suppose Wilde Flowers are the real antecedent of all these, but they're all part of the same family.

Any other Canterbury fans on here?
I'm a big Caravan fan (roll on Cropredy!) and feel impelled to check out the rest you mention now....  :D


I think if you like that english whimsical side of Caravan or early Floyd/Syd Barrett then Kevin Ayers might appeal. Possibly early Soft Machine too, although by the 4th album they were an instrumental jazz/rock band (which I like, but may not appeal to everyone). Richard Sinclair was the vocalist for Hatfield and The North, so I'd recommend their two studio albums (self-titled and The Rotters Club - from where Jonathan Coe named his novel as pointed out by Mike above).

We're away on holiday for Cropredy this year, so disappointed not to be seeing Caravan :-(

@Mike - National health albums have recently appeared on Spotify.
A scout around YouTube (the only thing we're allowed to listen to in work) has landed me with Hatfield & the North, for which I am very grateful. I have struggled with Soft Machine in the past despite many valiant efforts, but I'm very happy to try Kevin Ayers and will do so next :)
Sorry you won't see Caravan but I'm sure your holiday will more than compensate...  8)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on June 10, 2019, 03:31:16 PM

I've been listening to the first three Kevin Ayers albums over the weekend, and I feel another obsession starting! I've ordered the Original Album Series containing his first 5 albums - no extras or sleeve notes but for £11 it's still a good deal. Soft Machine are a bit like Fairport in a sense, given there are so many offshoots to explore. Where Fairport lead to Steeleye, Albions, Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Sandy etc, from Soft Machine I've explored Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and other Canterbury Bands like Hatfields, National Health, and I already have a few early Caravan albums. I suppose Wilde Flowers are the real antecedent of all these, but they're all part of the same family.

Any other Canterbury fans on here?


I've long been a fan of Kevin Ayers ,  and still have time for Soft Machine, from any of their periods- with or without Mr. Wyatt.   Wyatt solo - I sort of got off the bus with him after Schleep  (1997) but I will always find Rock Bottom a beautiful album. Some Canterbury stuff I've either never explored, or been unmoved by.  Khan : Space Shanty, for instance, I find clever but rather clinical.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on June 10, 2019, 03:35:54 PM
Dorris Henderson and John Renbourn : There You Go  (Big Beat CD, 1999).


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Dan O. on June 10, 2019, 06:33:14 PM
"Roaring Days" by Weddings, Parties, Anything.

First time in ages, forgot how good it was - for the uninitiated WPA are Australian folk-rockers with a Levellers, Oysterband, Men They Couldn't Hang sort of vibe. Great stuff.


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Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 10, 2019, 06:44:00 PM

"Roaring Days" by Weddings, Parties, Anything.

First time in ages, forgot how good it was - for the uninitiated WPA are Australian folk-rockers with a Levellers, Oysterband, Men They Couldn't Hang sort of vibe. Great stuff.


WPA have long been popular with all the family. "A Tale They Won't Believe" from the next album was always the kids' favourite.  They did a nice cover of "Bright Lights" too.  :)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on June 11, 2019, 11:58:45 AM
I'd forgotten about WPA - I had a track by them on an old Cooking Vinyl compilation ("The Wind and the Rain" on "Hootenanny" having looked it up online). I must investigate further (only about 20 years late!)

On a different tack, I wonder if there will be a decent Leon Redbone best of/greatest hits collection put together now he's passed on?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 12, 2019, 08:16:17 AM
Lots and lots of live Neil Young on YouTube.

Dog I love this guy's music!  :D :D


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 12, 2019, 08:39:47 AM

Lots and lots of live Neil Young on YouTube.

Dog I love this guy's music!  :D :D


And what does Dog reckon?

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Yorkshire Chris on June 12, 2019, 01:29:12 PM
Did you hear about the dyslexic, agnostic insomniac who stayed awake all night wondering if there was a dog...?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 12, 2019, 01:37:46 PM
 ;D It's not a speeling mistale  ::)

I see evidence of my dog so believe in his existence
I see no evidence of a God so am highly dubious

Therefore, I use Dog instead of God   :)

Thank Dog that's sorted!  ;D


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Col D on June 12, 2019, 05:39:14 PM
Humanworld by Peter Perrett. Terrific album. I thought How the West Was Won was a fine comeback after a long time away dealing with his well-publicised addiction problems but this is even better. Best thing he's done since The Only Ones for me.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on June 13, 2019, 06:50:08 AM
A psychedelic trance track on YouTube by Utopia Strong, the band includes Kovus Torabi of Gong, a member of Coil, and, er, Steve Davis. "Snooker Loopy" it most certainly is not. Mr Davis is a huge prog fan...


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 13, 2019, 06:54:47 AM

A psychedelic trance track on YouTube by Utopia Strong, the band includes Kovus Torabi of Gong, a member of Coil, and, er, Steve Davis. "Snooker Loopy" it most certainly is not. Mr Davis is a huge prog fan...


Which one? I could look this up, but I'm feeling lazy.... Thighpaulsandra?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 13, 2019, 08:09:01 AM

Thighpaulsandra?


Quite possibly the worst stage name of all time.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: PaulT on June 13, 2019, 01:07:47 PM
Mike McLeod, I think it said...


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on June 13, 2019, 02:46:38 PM
Blackbeards Tea Party --Reprobates . Tapping the desk real hard too .


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Will S on June 13, 2019, 04:19:34 PM
Having a bit of a progfest here the last couple of days:

Barclay James Harvest After The Day: Radio Broadcasts 1974-76
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited 2 - Selection
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused To Sing
Rush Rush in Rio
Pendragon The Jewel
Genesis BBC Live in Concert 1972 and now ...And Then There Were Three


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: John From Austin on June 13, 2019, 06:40:47 PM
...an outstanding live recording of The Who at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA, July 3, 2000.

This was my first Who concert since the 1997 Quadrophenia tour, and the first time to see them as a five-piece (or four-piece plus singer) band since 1982.  The recording is very good, soundboard quality, and the performance itself is wonderful.  Pete had only recently found his way back to the electric guitar, and his style had changed completely by then.  He has to carry most of the melodic load and he does so with massive power chords and dense and surprising solos.  This may be the best live version of "The Real Me" I've ever heard, with John Entwistle's lead bass clearly defined in the mix.  I miss those days...


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 13, 2019, 06:45:20 PM

...an outstanding live recording of The Who at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA, July 3, 2000.

This was my first Who concert since the 1997 Quadrophenia tour, and the first time to see them as a five-piece (or four-piece plus singer) band since 1982.  The recording is very good, soundboard quality, and the performance itself is wonderful.  Pete had only recently found his way back to the electric guitar, and his style had changed completely by then.  He has to carry most of the melodic load and he does so with massive power chords and dense and surprising solos.  This may be the best live version of "The Real Me" I've ever heard, with John Entwistle's lead bass clearly defined in the mix.  I miss those days...


I saw the Shepherd's Bush Empire gig in Dec '99.  Awesome.  Weird though as I thought Simon played on that tour too (and the subsequent US tour)?  But apparently not....  


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 13, 2019, 07:10:04 PM

...an outstanding live recording of The Who at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA, July 3, 2000.

This was my first Who concert since the 1997 Quadrophenia tour, and the first time to see them as a five-piece (or four-piece plus singer) band since 1982.  The recording is very good, soundboard quality, and the performance itself is wonderful.  Pete had only recently found his way back to the electric guitar, and his style had changed completely by then.  He has to carry most of the melodic load and he does so with massive power chords and dense and surprising solos.  This may be the best live version of "The Real Me" I've ever heard, with John Entwistle's lead bass clearly defined in the mix.  I miss those days...


I saw the London Docklands Arena  gig that November.  Electrifying. Best I ever saw them (bearing in mind I never saw them with Moonie).

Zak on drums. Rabbit on keys. Magnificent. I have always wanted a recording of that show.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: John From Austin on June 13, 2019, 07:46:28 PM


...an outstanding live recording of The Who at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA, July 3, 2000.

This was my first Who concert since the 1997 Quadrophenia tour, and the first time to see them as a five-piece (or four-piece plus singer) band since 1982.  The recording is very good, soundboard quality, and the performance itself is wonderful.  Pete had only recently found his way back to the electric guitar, and his style had changed completely by then.  He has to carry most of the melodic load and he does so with massive power chords and dense and surprising solos.  This may be the best live version of "The Real Me" I've ever heard, with John Entwistle's lead bass clearly defined in the mix.  I miss those days...


I saw the London Docklands Arena  gig that November.  Electrifying. Best I ever saw them (bearing in mind I never saw them with Moonie).

Zak on drums. Rabbit on keys. Magnificent. I have always wanted a recording of that show.


My source for Mansfield 2000 also has Docklands 2000 on both CD and DVD.  I don't want to violate etiquette so I'll send you a private message with a link.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 13, 2019, 09:22:04 PM

Having a bit of a progfest here the last couple of days:

Barclay James Harvest After The Day: Radio Broadcasts 1974-76
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited 2 - Selection
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused To Sing
Rush Rush in Rio
Pendragon The Jewel
Genesis BBC Live in Concert 1972 and now ...And Then There Were Three

My kind of day! I might do some BJH tomorrow...


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on June 14, 2019, 12:11:04 AM
Don't do it Brij! BJH very depressive in my experience!  


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 14, 2019, 08:04:33 AM

Don't do it Brij! BJH very depressive in my experience!  
I'll try a few tracks as soon as I've caught up with The Archers  ;D If it gets too much I'll pop some Schpongle on - that always raises the mood!  8)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on June 14, 2019, 12:45:58 PM
Nice to know someone else is prepared to listen to BJH. I still feel they never got the admiration they deserved.  8)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: StephenB on June 14, 2019, 01:06:04 PM
I like BJH...there, I've said it. A nice blast from the past, happy memories  


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on June 14, 2019, 01:52:08 PM

I like BJH...there, I've said it. A nice blast from the past, happy memories  


Me too - I saw them live a few times back in the old days and they were great. I still listen to them now and then.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 14, 2019, 02:17:18 PM

Nice to know someone else is prepared to listen to BJH. I still feel they never got the admiration they deserved.  8)


Maybe in the English speaking world but they were huge in Europe.

The only thin I have of theirs (at least I hope I still have it) is a promo copy of possibly their first single, Early Morning. It is lovely.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 14, 2019, 03:14:06 PM


I like BJH...there, I've said it. A nice blast from the past, happy memories  


Me too - I saw them live a few times back in the old days and they were great. I still listen to them now and then.


I loved the Harvest era & live they were fab with the Martyn Ford Orchestra. - beyond that , I found them distinctly dull & uninteresting. My loss.  :-\

The "BBC In Concert 1972" set still gets an occasional airing

They played in the moat of the Tower of London in '72 & were in full flow with the orchestra during their last number when the plug was pulled for the Ceremony of the Keys. An ignominious end to a great show, but tradition will out.  :)



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on June 14, 2019, 03:49:19 PM
I saw John Lees reformed Bjh a few years back and they were excellent.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on June 14, 2019, 04:25:08 PM

A psychedelic trance track on YouTube by Utopia Strong, the band includes Kovus Torabi of Gong, a member of Coil, and, er, Steve Davis. "Snooker Loopy" it most certainly is not. Mr Davis is a huge prog fan...


Steve was interviewed about this on Talksport yesterday.  Apparently, they are playing at Glastonbury (the Crow’s Nest, I think).  They will also be appearing at Oslo (a London venue) in the autumn.  Fwiw, Steve plays a modular synth.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Will S on June 14, 2019, 04:46:02 PM
Thought I'd go back to BJH today, so listened to the 1984 Wembley Arena concert which came with the extended Victims of Circumstances cd.

Then Rush 2112.  Stone cold classic!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 14, 2019, 09:20:57 PM
I ended up listening to the YouTube BJH mix - enjoyable in the main. Despite not being religious, I love Hymn. This live version is my favourite https://youtu.be/-aPnFTFrg5k  

And then I found this by Alan Parsons - Sirius/Eye in the Sky https://youtu.be/jdyto5rf0HU and the rain stopped and the sun shone.  :D



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 14, 2019, 09:23:07 PM

Despite not being religious, I love Hymn. This live version is my favourite https://youtu.be/-aPnFTFrg5k  


Because I'm feeling lazy, I'll just quote Wiki:

"Hymn (often misinterpreted as Christian song but actually a song against the dangers of drug use and dedicated to musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Paul Kossoff and Janis Joplin)....."


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Nick Reg on June 14, 2019, 11:32:50 PM

I ended up listening to the YouTube BJH mix - enjoyable in the main. Despite not being religious, I love Hymn. This live version is my favourite https://youtu.be/-aPnFTFrg5k  




We watch that a lot it's fab.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Brendan on June 15, 2019, 06:30:40 AM
I listen to Black Widows - Come to the Sabbat and similarly Jancis Harvey's - Distance of Doors and Randy Matthews - Now do you understand and a number of Bryn Haworth songs despite not wortsgipping Satan or being a Christian in the same way some songs glory in Hunting and Whaling. Most I can detach myself from even some music from the likes of Wagner and.Handels Messiah. I have also not  got a particular fondness for Rastafarianism but still enjoy Marley but there are probably artists I would possibly avoid for "moral" reasons so I may be a hypocrite I like sweet home Alabama and Neil Young at the same time. I was driving along in the car once listening to the Eric Bogle boxed set I had bought my father was playing and a song with the chorus "I hate wogs" came on and I nearly crashed, although I know the intended standpoint mocking the character of the type of person who might use such words I still find it hard to listen too. My standpoint or motivation isn't clear and but I do like BJH's Hymn both when I believed it was about God and still now and it's not just that a good songs a good song but sometimes it's easier to distance the song from the supposed sentiment controversially I am not even bothered if God is watching us from a distance but millennium prayer I find unpalatable. What I do hate is people who waffle and make no real point. NWA's famous song hasn't convinced me to have intercourse with the police but if I met the right one I might be glad to be gay or not. Sorry I'll get my coat.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: madsue on June 15, 2019, 06:47:08 AM

I like BJH...there, I've said it. A nice blast from the past, happy memories  


I have always loved them.  First time I saw them live was at the Weeley Festival back in the day.  Mockingbird holds a bit of my heart.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 15, 2019, 10:41:56 AM
I have been wading through the Dylan Rolling Thunder box for the last week and splendid it is too, though his vocals do get a bit shouty by the final show, presumably because of the cold he had picked up during the tour.

This morning for a change and some light relief (& I know this will be divisive here) it is a playlist of early Queen. I don't really do Queen beyond the first four albums aparrt from the odd track and have not seen BoRap but before they became huge and degenerated into a platform for Freddie's pantomime dame act they really did some magnificent stuff.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 15, 2019, 12:18:38 PM


Despite not being religious, I love Hymn. This live version is my favourite https://youtu.be/-aPnFTFrg5k  


Because I'm feeling lazy, I'll just quote Wiki:

"Hymn (often misinterpreted as Christian song but actually a song against the dangers of drug use and dedicated to musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Paul Kossoff and Janis Joplin)....."
I didn’t know that. I was brought up a churchgoer until the age of 16 (and loved it, it should be said) but I now find it all quite irrelevant. Just be nice to each other and care for the natural world is my mantra! Thanks for posting this Dave - reminds me to check out the meaning of more songs :)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 15, 2019, 02:39:02 PM

This morning for a change and some light relief (& I know this will be divisive here) it is a playlist of early Queen. I don't really do Queen beyond the first four albums aparrt from the odd track and have not seen BoRap but before they became huge and degenerated into a platform for Freddie's pantomime dame act they really did some magnificent stuff.


I enjoy listening to most of their albums though I'd have to say A Kind of Magic and Made in Heaven rarely get played. And the BoRap film is worth seeing. It went from the silly - Roger being teased by Brian and John about I'm in Love with my Car - to the serious, when Freddie got his Aids diagnosis. Some scenes were invented but what you see in this sort of film is probably best not to be taken as gospel anyway.

As far as Listening to....... so far today's it's been -

I'm With Her - See You Around
Gilmore & Roberts - A Problem Of Our Kind
Steve Knightley - Cruel River
King Creosote - Astronaut Meets Appleman


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 15, 2019, 02:53:55 PM
My favourite record shop (Tangled Parrot, Carmarthen) was in guest hands this morning so I was greeted by Queen on my arrival.  This wouldn't happen if the owner, Matt, was there.  For the first time in the 7 months I've been going I left without buying anything.  Just sayin'.....  ;) :) ;D

Here, it's mainly the Fall (first 2 box sets) with a bit of Crass, Trappist Afterland, the String Band and Dr Strangely Strange thrown in for variety.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Nick Reg on June 15, 2019, 05:27:48 PM
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps
Honey Ryder - Born in a Bottle
Graham Nash - Over The Years


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 15, 2019, 06:11:41 PM

Graham Nash - Over The Years


Is this worth the price of admission?


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 15, 2019, 09:26:22 PM


Graham Nash - Over The Years


Is this worth the price of admission?


It is a pretty cheap price at £5.99 for two discs though I admit I have not picked it up yet.

I am currently giving a second listen to Western Stars, the new album from Bruce Springsteen. It is a stylistic departure, lush and orchestral, sometimes stark and ethereal,, influenced possibly by Jimmy Webb but with echoes of Tunnel Of Love and The Ghost of Tom Joad. When the dust settles it is just possible that this will be considered amongst the very top rank of Springsteen records, a late period classic, his Time Out of Mind.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Nick Reg on June 15, 2019, 09:32:51 PM


Graham Nash - Over The Years


Is this worth the price of admission?
Not as good as the other two I listed but still very good , you know them all of course. Try Phoebe's album.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 15, 2019, 09:38:22 PM
At that price...but if there's anything off Innocent Eyes, I'll sue  ;) ;D

I watched/listened to a track called Killer by Phoebe.  Not really my bag but impressive.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on June 15, 2019, 09:38:46 PM


Graham Nash - Over The Years


Is this worth the price of admission?


For me it's the demo songs that are of most interest and for the most part deliver. Nash is a comptetent guitar player and the demo songs are a refreshing take on some very familiar songs, Teach Your Children, Pre Rpad Downs etc. Gently enjoyable stuff.  


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 17, 2019, 11:44:38 AM
I just found a Rain Parade album on Spotify with the wonderful title of Emergency Third Rail Power Trip.

The only album I have of theirs is a live one called Beyond the Sunset. Great band.  8)



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 17, 2019, 11:45:36 AM
Western Stars - the latest album from my all-time favourite artist Bruce Springsteen (waits for the usual ridicule!). It is superb!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 17, 2019, 02:20:00 PM

I just found a Rain Parade album on Spotify with the wonderful title of Emergency Third Rail Power Trip.

The only album I have of theirs is a live one called Beyond the Sunset. Great band.  8)


I have the one you found on Spotify.  It was their first LP.  I bought it when it was released in the UK, because I was buying up anything in the import racks on the Zippo label.  Very cool album.  They found a sound they liked - a sort of blissed-out version of 60s psychedelia - and ploughed that furrow well.  Sometimes it didn't really transcend pastiche, but it didn't really matter.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 17, 2019, 02:22:02 PM

Western Stars - the latest album from my all-time favourite artist Bruce Springsteen (waits for the usual ridicule!). It is superb!


The song I've heard from this, There Goes My Miracle, is for me hands-down the greatest Bruce song I've ever heard.  Mind you, it does sound like Bruce Springsteen doing Ian McNabb doing Scott Walker, so that's part of the appeal for these ears.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 17, 2019, 03:00:16 PM


I just found a Rain Parade album on Spotify with the wonderful title of Emergency Third Rail Power Trip.

The only album I have of theirs is a live one called Beyond the Sunset. Great band.  8)


I have the one you found on Spotify.  It was their first LP.  I bought it when it was released in the UK, because I was buying up anything in the import racks on the Zippo label.  Very cool album.  They found a sound they liked - a sort of blissed-out version of 60s psychedelia - and ploughed that furrow well.  Sometimes it didn't really transcend pastiche, but it didn't really matter.

Jules


So I'm guessing you were listening to The Long Ryders, Green on Red and the like. They rather passed me by at the time but I was listening to the Ryders' State Of Our Union after the Rain Parade. On to Highway 61 Revisited now.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 17, 2019, 03:32:47 PM


Western Stars - the latest album from my all-time favourite artist Bruce Springsteen (waits for the usual ridicule!). It is superb!


The song I've heard from this, There Goes My Miracle, is for me hands-down the greatest Bruce song I've ever heard.  Mind you, it does sound like Bruce Springsteen doing Ian McNabb doing Scott Walker, so that's part of the appeal for these ears.

Jules


As with all Bruce releases, I got the CD on day of release as it truly stands many listens as my player can testify.  ;D


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: John From Austin on June 17, 2019, 05:56:23 PM
James Taylor, live at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas, Texas, March 17, 1971.

This is a very good audience recording, seemingly complete, of JT promoting the just-released Mudslide Slim... album with a band including Carole King on keys and backing vocals, Russ Kunkel on drums, Leland Sklar on bass and Danny Kortchmar on guitar. During "Sweet Baby James" the power goes out briefly, and he picks up where he left off after a couple minutes delay.  The vocals and acoustic guitar are crystal clear throughout.  The drums are tinny and the bass is non-existent, but you don't attend a JT concert for drums and bass.

Mrs. J From A is fairly certain she was at this show.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 17, 2019, 06:28:21 PM

So I'm guessing you were listening to The Long Ryders, Green on Red and the like.


Yup. The Rain Parade, The Replacements, The Long Ryders, True West, Green On Red, Thin White Rope, Danny & Dusty, and Giant Sand were the first eight Zippo LPs.  I was also picking up records by Minutemen, fIREHOSE, and Meat Puppets on SST records.  Then there was R.E.M., of course.  It was all to try and escape the awful bilge clogging up the UK scene during the mid 80s.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2019, 06:38:25 PM


So I'm guessing you were listening to The Long Ryders, Green on Red and the like.


Yup. The Rain Parade, The Replacements, The Long Ryders, True West, Green On Red, Thin White Rope, Danny & Dusty, and Giant Sand were the first eight Zippo LPs.  I was also picking up records by Minutemen, fIREHOSE, and Meat Puppets on SST records.  Then there was R.E.M., of course.  It was all to try and escape the awful bilge clogging up the UK scene during the mid 80s.

Jules


There was some great music around in the UK in the mid-80's.  It's not a binary world we live in....


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 17, 2019, 06:44:53 PM

There was some great music around in the UK in the mid-80's.  


Yes there was, but much of it was bloody hard to find.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 17, 2019, 07:31:20 PM


There was some great music around in the UK in the mid-80's.  


Yes there was, but much of it was bloody hard to find.

Jules


Oh I dunno. Looking at lists of top albums from 84-86 there were releases by the likes of Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Icicle Works, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Aztec Camera, The Pogues, Martin Stephenson & The Dainties and Stump. Or were none of them your scene?

Actually the Icicle Works weren't included in the lists but they should've been!



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 17, 2019, 08:37:29 PM



I just found a Rain Parade album on Spotify with the wonderful title of Emergency Third Rail Power Trip.

The only album I have of theirs is a live one called Beyond the Sunset. Great band.  8)


I have the one you found on Spotify.  It was their first LP.  I bought it when it was released in the UK, because I was buying up anything in the import racks on the Zippo label.  Very cool album.  They found a sound they liked - a sort of blissed-out version of 60s psychedelia - and ploughed that furrow well.  Sometimes it didn't really transcend pastiche, but it didn't really matter.

Jules


So I'm guessing you were listening to The Long Ryders, Green on Red and the like. They rather passed me by at the time but I was listening to the Ryders' State Of Our Union after the Rain Parade. On to Highway 61 Revisited now.



Well, I certainly was and also have The Rain Parade album of which you speak.



Western Stars - the latest album from my all-time favourite artist Bruce Springsteen (waits for the usual ridicule!). It is superb!


The song I've heard from this, There Goes My Miracle, is for me hands-down the greatest Bruce song I've ever heard.  Mind you, it does sound like Bruce Springsteen doing Ian McNabb doing Scott Walker, so that's part of the appeal for these ears.

Jules


I am with you in as far as it is one of my two favourite songs from the new record, which is hands down terrific as I noted earlier. The song is hugely radio friendly so inevitably it is one of the two from the album that is causing mass consternation and dispute on the Bruce boards.  ::)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2019, 09:04:38 PM
Mumbles "it sounds like a second-rate (and over produced) Ian McNabb album track" and scurries off quickly...  ;) :) ::)

Absolutely no offence intended.  I just don't get it (although I love the Seeger Sessions)...and, believe me, I've tried.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 17, 2019, 09:14:44 PM
Each to their own as they say. If we all had the same tastes, life would get very dull very quickly


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 17, 2019, 09:38:39 PM

Mumbles "it sounds like a second-rate (and over produced) Ian McNabb album track" and scurries off quickly...  ;) :) ::)

Absolutely no offence intended.  I just don't get it (although I love the Seeger Sessions)...and, believe me, I've tried.


Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days

To my ears it is more of a Roy Orbison homage.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 17, 2019, 09:47:35 PM


Mumbles "it sounds like a second-rate (and over produced) Ian McNabb album track" and scurries off quickly...  ;) :) ::)

Absolutely no offence intended.  I just don't get it (although I love the Seeger Sessions)...and, believe me, I've tried.


Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days

To my ears it is more of a Roy Orbison homage.


To me it is simply a superb Springsteen album and all this theorising as to who it sounds like etc strikes me as pointless but maybe that’s just me getting over-protective of my favourite artist in my old age  ;) :o ::)


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 17, 2019, 10:04:59 PM



Mumbles "it sounds like a second-rate (and over produced) Ian McNabb album track" and scurries off quickly...

Absolutely no offence intended.  I just don't get it (although I love the Seeger Sessions)...and, believe me, I've tried.


Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days

To my ears it is more of a Roy Orbison homage.


To me it is simply a superb Springsteen album and all this theorising as to who it sounds like etc strikes me as pointless but maybe that’s just me getting over-protective of my favourite artist in my old age  ;) :o ::)


I was just talking about that track, not the album as a whole but as I have already said, I love both. Bruce has always been very open about his influences and wears them on his sleeve. I dont think there is any harm in trying to detect them on this record or any of his records. It doesn't diminish the achievement. That late 60s symphonic Glen Campbell country vibe is a clear reference point on much of the album and I think he has even acknowledged that in the publicity. Nothing wrong with that at all. Quite the contrary.  :)


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Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 17, 2019, 10:11:16 PM




Mumbles "it sounds like a second-rate (and over produced) Ian McNabb album track" and scurries off quickly...

Absolutely no offence intended.  I just don't get it (although I love the Seeger Sessions)...and, believe me, I've tried.


Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days

To my ears it is more of a Roy Orbison homage.


To me it is simply a superb Springsteen album and all this theorising as to who it sounds like etc strikes me as pointless but maybe that’s just me getting over-protective of my favourite artist in my old age  ;) :o ::)


I was just talking about that track, not the album as a whole but as I have already said, I love both. Bruce has always been very open about his influences and wears them on his sleeve. I dont think there is any harm in trying to detect them on this record or any of his records. It doesn't diminish the achievement. That late 60s symphonic Glen Campbell country vibe is a clear reference point on much of the album and I think he has even acknowledged that in the publicity. Nothing wrong with that at all. Quite the contrary.  :)


Yes sorry...just me being daft! I get a bit blind sided sometimes...must loosen up  ::)


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Post by: Jules Gray on June 17, 2019, 10:15:07 PM

Oh I dunno. Looking at lists of top albums from 84-86 there were releases by the likes of Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Icicle Works, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Aztec Camera, The Pogues, Martin Stephenson & The Dainties and Stump. Or were none of them your scene?


Let me see now...

Well, Billy's kind of an institution. I'm glad he exists, though I don't ever listen to him.

I grew tired of Morrissey even before he became a national embarrassment, but for a while, yes, The Smiths were good.

Elvis C is kind of an institution.  I'm glad he exists.  Actually, I always wanted to be a fan, but something always stopped me fully embracing him.  Maybe his voice.

I love The Icicle Works, although it wasn't until I heard Blind in 1988 that I became smitten.

I liked Lloyd Cole for about half an hour.

I wanted to like Aztec Camera but he/they left me cold.

The Pogues were a force of nature!

Martin Stephenson, well, he meant well, but I dunno, none of it stuck in my head.

I remember the name Stump, but I don't recall hearing a note by them.

Of course, all of these people you mention were like sacred deities compared to the mullet and Armani suit brigade, whom I continue to hold in the highest contempt.

Jules


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Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 17, 2019, 10:23:28 PM





Mumbles "it sounds like a second-rate (and over produced) Ian McNabb album track" and scurries off quickly...

Absolutely no offence intended.  I just don't get it (although I love the Seeger Sessions)...and, believe me, I've tried.


Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days

To my ears it is more of a Roy Orbison homage.


To me it is simply a superb Springsteen album and all this theorising as to who it sounds like etc strikes me as pointless but maybe that’s just me getting over-protective of my favourite artist in my old age  ;) :o ::)


I was just talking about that track, not the album as a whole but as I have already said, I love both. Bruce has always been very open about his influences and wears them on his sleeve. I dont think there is any harm in trying to detect them on this record or any of his records. It doesn't diminish the achievement. That late 60s symphonic Glen Campbell country vibe is a clear reference point on much of the album and I think he has even acknowledged that in the publicity. Nothing wrong with that at all. Quite the contrary.  :)


Yes sorry...just me being daft! I get a bit blind sided sometimes...must loosen up  ::)


Incidentally I am currently listening to Summer of Sorcery, the new album by Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul. It is a lot of fun. Well worth a listen for anyone who is missing the E Street Band.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Brendan on June 18, 2019, 05:53:31 AM
Listening to Hannah James - Jigdoll, I had wondered if it would have staying power as it was such an immersive and multifaceted live experience but the vocal and musical performance mean I will continue listening to this long into the future


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Post by: davidmjs on June 18, 2019, 06:35:31 AM


Mumbles "it sounds like a second-rate (and over produced) Ian McNabb album track" and scurries off quickly...  ;) :) ::)

Absolutely no offence intended.  I just don't get it (although I love the Seeger Sessions)...and, believe me, I've tried.


Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days

To my ears it is more of a Roy Orbison homage.


Ha, ha - excellent.  I was hoping he'd sue instead...  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 18, 2019, 09:39:32 AM


Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days


Ha, ha - excellent.  I was hoping he'd sue instead...  ;) ;D


Here's what Ian posted on Twitter:

"Bruce. I worship and adore you. Great song! Did Nils give you an old Icicle Works tape or summat?
Whatever!
Love, I x"


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 18, 2019, 09:55:31 AM


Oh I dunno. Looking at lists of top albums from 84-86 there were releases by the likes of Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Icicle Works, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Aztec Camera, The Pogues, Martin Stephenson & The Dainties and Stump. Or were none of them your scene?


I remember the name Stump, but I don't recall hearing a note by them.


They were at the weirder end of the indie spectrum. Only released one album I think but I saw them a couple of times in my student days and Mick Lynch was quite an engaging front man.

I should've mentioned Love and Rockets as well. I hadn't been a huge fan of Bauhaus but the three of them who carried on as L+R made some fine music, Express being one to check out.

The sort of stuff I was listening to from the USA included John 'Cougar' Mellencamp, Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, Robert Cray, Gil Scott Heron, Talking Heads, Tom Waits as well as rock bands like ZZ Top and Reo Speedwagon. I saw quite a few of these in concert with Lofgren playing a superb gig at Edinburgh's Usher Hall in 85.

As for folk music, the nearest I got in those days was Runrig and John Martyn.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 18, 2019, 11:06:50 AM



Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days


Ha, ha - excellent.  I was hoping he'd sue instead...  ;) ;D


Here's what Ian posted on Twitter:

"Bruce. I worship and adore you. Great song! Did Nils give you an old Icicle Works tape or summat?
Whatever!
Love, I x"


I'm feeling quite chuffed my ears picked up the connection now.  I've long since stopped following Ian on social media.  Too many Illuminati lizzards there for my liking...


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 18, 2019, 11:18:55 AM
I’ve now changed tack and given my CD player a well-earned rest from Western Stars! Having seen “The Lost Words: Spell Songs” concert at the Southbank Centre last year, my CD player is now employed playing the wonderful songs of the Lost Words album. It’s sheer bliss listening to the lovely Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Kris Drever, Seckou Keita, Jim Molyneux and Kerry Andrew collaboration


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Peter Allen on June 18, 2019, 01:18:13 PM



Oh I dunno. Looking at lists of top albums from 84-86 there were releases by the likes of Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Icicle Works, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Aztec Camera, The Pogues, Martin Stephenson & The Dainties and Stump. Or were none of them your scene?


I remember the name Stump, but I don't recall hearing a note by them.


They were at the weirder end of the indie spectrum. Only released one album I think but I saw them a couple of times in my student days and Mick Lynch was quite an engaging front man.

I should've mentioned Love and Rockets as well. I hadn't been a huge fan of Bauhaus but the three of them who carried on as L+R made some fine music, Express being one to check out.

The sort of stuff I was listening to from the USA included John 'Cougar' Mellencamp, Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, Robert Cray, Gil Scott Heron, Talking Heads, Tom Waits as well as rock bands like ZZ Top and Reo Speedwagon. I saw quite a few of these in concert with Lofgren playing a superb gig at Edinburgh's Usher Hall in 85.

As for folk music, the nearest I got in those days was Runrig and John Martyn.

John Martyn , now there was a long neglected talent , oddly i saw John Mellencamp at Hull City Hall whilst he had the Cougar bit in his name , but he improved with age, "Small Town " and "Jack & Diane" were fine 45's


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 18, 2019, 01:38:54 PM




Well, McNabb himself adores it judging from his FB posts over the last few days


Ha, ha - excellent.  I was hoping he'd sue instead...  ;) ;D


Here's what Ian posted on Twitter:

"Bruce. I worship and adore you. Great song! Did Nils give you an old Icicle Works tape or summat?
Whatever!
Love, I x"


I'm feeling quite chuffed my ears picked up the connection now.  I've long since stopped following Ian on social media.  Too many Illuminati lizzards there for my liking...


 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 18, 2019, 01:58:39 PM



As for folk music, the nearest I got in those days was Runrig and John Martyn.


John Martyn , now there was a long neglected talent , oddly i saw John Mellencamp at Hull City Hall whilst he had the Cougar bit in his name , but he improved with age, "Small Town " and "Jack & Diane" were fine 45's


I saw him in the mid 80s knowing little about him. I don't remember much about the gig except that I was dog-tired and nearly nodded off half-way through. I didn't go out and buy any of his records so he can't have made that good an impression on me.

Mellencamp I saw in the early 90s in London. He played a good mix of songs from American Fool up to Whenever We Wanted. I haven't heard much of his recent stuff tbh. The Lonesome Jubilee is probably my favourite album of his.

Getting a bit off-topic here. I was listening to some Dave Brubeck earlier and then various as I put together my next radio show which will include Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt and The Dylan Project.



Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Peter Allen on June 18, 2019, 02:29:55 PM




As for folk music, the nearest I got in those days was Runrig and John Martyn.


John Martyn , now there was a long neglected talent , oddly i saw John Mellencamp at Hull City Hall whilst he had the Cougar bit in his name , but he improved with age, "Small Town " and "Jack & Diane" were fine 45's


I saw him in the mid 80s knowing little about him. I don't remember much about the gig except that I was dog-tired and nearly nodded off half-way through. I didn't go out and buy any of his records so he can't have made that good an impression on me.

Mellencamp I saw in the early 90s in London. He played a good mix of songs from American Fool up to Whenever We Wanted. I haven't heard much of his recent stuff tbh. The Lonesome Jubilee is probably my favourite album of his.

Getting a bit off-topic here. I was listening to some Dave Brubeck earlier and then various as I put together my next radio show which will include Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt and The Dylan Project.


I believe John himself was capable  of  "passing out" mid set at some of his gigs , probably a mixture of tiredness and intoxication
What I don't understand is the absolute plethora of compilation CD's over the last few years for both Fairport and John Martyn
Although I really like 5 original album sets for around £10 , if you're not too fussed about bonus tracks


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: blagden on June 18, 2019, 05:09:18 PM
Strange soundtrack to the commute today, John Peel standing in for Jackie Brambles (?) on daytime Wonderful 24 Hour 1FM  from Easter 1993.

Alternating tracks by Madonna, Whitney, Mica Paris, Lenny Kravitz etc. with The Fall, Wedding Present, Aphex Twin and tracks of annoying noise all with a p1ss taking Peel and an outside broadcast from Luton where the compare kept calling Let Loose,  Loose Ends.

As the show progresses the faxes from the listeners get increasingly irate at the change in what they would normally be listening to - very strange.


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Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 18, 2019, 06:11:22 PM

Strange soundtrack to the commute today, John Peel standing in for Jackie Brambles (?) on daytime Wonderful 24 Hour 1FM  from Easter 1993.

Alternating tracks by Madonna, Whitney, Mica Paris, Lenny Kravitz etc. with The Fall, Wedding Present, Aphex Twin and tracks of annoying noise all with a p1ss taking Peel and an outside broadcast from Luton where the compare kept calling Let Loose,  Loose Ends.

As the show progresses the faxes from the listeners get increasingly irate at the change in what they would normally be listening to - very strange.


God bless you, John Peel. That is why we loved you.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Yorkshire Chris on June 19, 2019, 01:32:23 PM
I was also picking up records by Minutemen, fIREHOSE, and Meat Puppets on SST records.  
Jules


So was I as well as Husker Du, Black Flag, Descendants and Saccharine Trust. The SST Label had an unbelievable amount of fantastic bands and artists. I still try and see Mike Watt whenever he visits the UK (with Flipper at the Brudenell, Leeds 3rd Aug 2019 being the next). I saw the Meat Puppets there last Monday - original line-up plus Curt Kirkwood's son, Elmo, and a keyboard player. Great gig!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 19, 2019, 02:29:24 PM

I still try and see Mike Watt whenever he visits the UK (with Flipper at the Brudenell, Leeds 3rd Aug 2019 being the next). I saw the Meat Puppets there last Monday - original line-up plus Curt Kirkwood's son, Elmo, and a keyboard player. Great gig!


*sigh*  I've picked a fine time to have no disposable income.  I too always try and see Watt, and I've only ever seen the Pups once, and that was supporting Soul Asylum once, back in...I have no idea what year.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Ian_ on June 19, 2019, 03:52:43 PM

 The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society (2 cd edition)

 Ray Davies' musical fertility in that period is quite remarkable, IMHO. Even their 'discards' are more impressive than a lot of mainstream music from that period and after....  [;-)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 19, 2019, 04:49:34 PM

The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society (2 cd edition)

Ray Davies' musical fertility in that period is quite remarkable, IMHO. Even their 'discards' are more impressive than a lot of mainstream music from that period and after....  [;-)


I couldn't agree more.  Arguably the finest set of outtakes and bonus cuts you'll ever hear.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Peter Allen on June 20, 2019, 10:20:49 AM


The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society (2 cd edition)

Ray Davies' musical fertility in that period is quite remarkable, IMHO. Even their 'discards' are more impressive than a lot of mainstream music from that period and after....  [;-)


I couldn't agree more.  Arguably the finest set of outtakes and bonus cuts you'll ever hear.

Jules

I think all their 2 disc deluxe sets are well worth picking up , certainly from  Kontroversy  up to Muswell Hillbillies , maybe skip the first 2 albums. National treasure ,the  KastOff Kinks keep the torch alight.
Peter
Peter


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 20, 2019, 10:25:38 AM



The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society (2 cd edition)

Ray Davies' musical fertility in that period is quite remarkable, IMHO. Even their 'discards' are more impressive than a lot of mainstream music from that period and after....  [;-)


I couldn't agree more.  Arguably the finest set of outtakes and bonus cuts you'll ever hear.

Jules

I think all their 2 disc deluxe sets are well worth picking up , certainly from  Kontroversy  up to Muswell Hillbillies , maybe skip the first 2 albums. National treasure ,the  KastOff Kinks keep the torch alight.
Peter
Peter


We have the Kast Off Kinks playing Witham Public Hall again this year on 13 September where I do front of house duties. They were excellent last year!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jules Gray on June 20, 2019, 11:48:40 AM

I think all their 2 disc deluxe sets are well worth picking up , certainly from Kontroversy up to Muswell Hillbillies, maybe skip the first 2 albums.


The Everybody's In Showbiz deluxe is also great.

Jules


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on June 20, 2019, 11:57:10 AM
Post-Transatlantic Pentangle albums, all of which I find worth a listen.  8)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: davidmjs on June 20, 2019, 12:07:40 PM

Post-Transatlantic Pentangle albums, all of which I find worth a listen.  8)


I guess you're not talking about Solomon's Seal here?  Hmmm.  Law of diminishing returns applies though...? Open the doors was very decent, mind, and Piggott does a decent job of replacing John.

For no apparent reason, what I'd love to find would be a copy of a show that John, Bert and Jacqui did at the Broadstairs Folk Festival late 80's.  I saw the original band at the Barbican in the early 80's but this was just an exquisite performance.  One of my Holy Grails.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Brendan on June 20, 2019, 04:57:46 PM


Post-Transatlantic Pentangle albums, all of which I find worth a listen.  8)


I guess you're not talking about Solomon's Seal here?  Hmmm.  Law of diminishing returns applies though...? Open the doors was very decent, mind, and Piggott does a decent job of replacing John.

For no apparent reason, what I'd love to find would be a copy of a show that John, Bert and Jacqui did at the Broadstairs Folk Festival late 80's.  I saw the original band at the Barbican in the early 80's but this was just an exquisite performance.  One of my Holy Grails.
I always like so early in the spring and in the round, both of which tend to get slagged and both of which in my eyes flashes of genius


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: RobertD on June 20, 2019, 06:51:15 PM
Jackie Venson-Joy. Last year Jackie took an adventurous task of releasing one single a month and filming a video for each one. So while the majority of the tracks are not new (which includes a reworking of a few older tracks) the way they flow together as a cohesive album makes this one terrific album combining blues, rock, reggae and pop into a very enjoyable album. Add in her shredding  and she remains a name to watch out for.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 21, 2019, 11:55:13 AM
It is midsummers day. The sun is out, sort of. Summer has allegedly arrived, though it is still not warm enough to sit in the garden , so I am playing my Summer playlist. Staring At The Sun by U2 currently. Next 5:

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Sunshine Day - Osibisa
Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers
At The River - Groove Armada
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Alan2 on June 21, 2019, 12:04:06 PM



Post-Transatlantic Pentangle albums, all of which I find worth a listen.  8)


I guess you're not talking about Solomon's Seal here?  Hmmm.  Law of diminishing returns applies though...? Open the doors was very decent, mind, and Piggott does a decent job of replacing John.

For no apparent reason, what I'd love to find would be a copy of a show that John, Bert and Jacqui did at the Broadstairs Folk Festival late 80's.  I saw the original band at the Barbican in the early 80's but this was just an exquisite performance.  One of my Holy Grails.
I always like so early in the spring and in the round, both of which tend to get slagged and both of which in my eyes flashes of genius


Agree very much, and the same goes for Open the Door.

Jacqui's version of Pentangle,  which goes more to jazz/new age folk, I find very pleasing.(Passe Avant, Feoffee's Lands, Live at the Little Theatre).

Solomon's Seal, of course would be regarded by many as the last 'proper' Pentangle album.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Jim G on June 21, 2019, 04:56:40 PM
The new Johnny Moped Album – Lurrigate Your Mind. released a couple of weeks ago.

Their 1978 masterpiece Cycledelic has rarely been off my personal playlist, and similar to their 2016 album It's A Real Cool Baby this feels like this new offering could have been their 1979 follow up .   So I am delighted with this new release .  Usual mix of surreal psychedelic- punk songs mixed with some pure 'oi' type  ditties. As usual lashings of humour with songs such as Where's Shergar with its references to French cuisine and Johnny reading out his shopping list in the track Little Shop .

Only two of the original members left in the band now Johnny and Slimy Toad, but guest appearance from Captain Sensible, but for me one of the pioneering early punk bands and precursor to the Damned  - wonderful true punk.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 22, 2019, 12:47:28 PM
Soulfire Live - a triple live set by Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Picked up for £9.99 a couple of days ago and it is absolutely terrific.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: ColinB on June 22, 2019, 01:02:57 PM
I'm cat-sitting for neighbours this weekend and was browsing through their cd collection this morning. I've borrowed discs by Gillian Welch, The Pictish Trail and Kate Rusby and am currently listening to John Martyn's Solid Air.




Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 25, 2019, 09:19:37 AM
People Who Are Playing At Cropredy Day

Now: Caravan, Live at the Bataclan in 1973 will be followed by In The Land Of the Grey And Pink and then another I haven't decided on yet

Later: Seth Lakeman's latest CD

Wilson & Wakeman

Frank Turner

It is only 44 days away  :o  :o blimey!


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: StephenB on June 25, 2019, 02:42:15 PM
For your Caravan fix I'd suggest
a) play Grey and Pink again
b) For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night, if only for the magnificent  "The dog, the dog, he's at it again"
(They did enjoy their titles...)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 25, 2019, 04:08:59 PM

For your Caravan fix I'd suggest
a) play Grey and Pink again
b) For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night, if only for the magnificent  "The dog, the dog, he's at it again"
(They did enjoy their titles...)



Good call.
When you could do such a thing, I'd often slap a tape into my radio/cassette player as a teenager to record the last bit of the Friday Rock Show when sleep beckoned, or parents 'urged' me to 'turn that bloody noise off, we're going to bed', I still have the tape when they played 'the Dog', with Tommy Vance announcing the title, and it was the first Caravan song I ever heard. Shortly there after, I bought the Canterbury tales double L.P, and that was the beginning of a wonderful relationship.


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 25, 2019, 07:05:37 PM

For your Caravan fix I'd suggest
a) play Grey and Pink again
b) For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night, if only for the magnificent  "The dog, the dog, he's at it again"
(They did enjoy their titles...)
It is indeed one of my favourites! In fact, I didn’t get past Caravan today (bloody caravans holding everyone up!!  :D) I can’t wait to see them at Cropredy  {:-)


Title: Re: Listening to.......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 25, 2019, 07:16:27 PM


For your Caravan fix I'd suggest
a) play Grey and Pink again
b) For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night, if only for the magnificent  "The dog, the dog, he's at it again"
(They did enjoy their titles...)
It is indeed one of my favourites! In fact, I didn’t get past Caravan today (bloody caravans holding everyone up!!  :D) I can’t wait to see them at Cropredy  {:-)


After your earlier post, I followed suit by turning the sound off on the abysmal England performance against Australia in the cricket World Cup and putting my copy of “In the Land of the Grey and Pink” on instead...far less stressful  ;)