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 on: Today at 01:11:53 PM 
Started by Jules Gray - Last post by GubGub (Al)


12 Greatest Hits - Patsy Cline
Gold - Hank Williams

Ken Burns is having an adverse effect on my bank balance.  Grin



I agree this is a brilliant series! Not actually purchased any classic country yet as a result but have dug out a few of my country-based albums from the likes of  Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash etc.

Also listening to the new single from one of my all-time favourites Mary Chapin Carpenter “Our Man Walter Cronkite” ......wonderful song delivered with the feeling - love it!


Yes, I have to admit to already having some country leanings, Cash, Nelson, Glen Campbell, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams. This series is exposing me to the origins and eras before my time. I may well pick up the series soundtrack box set but it is Hank and Patsy who have struck a chord with me so far I may investigate Loretta Lynn too. Less enamoured of the likes of Tammy, Dolly and George Jones. No disrespect to them. It is just not my style/sound. And Bob Wills just seemed nuts and a bit scary.

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 on: Today at 10:48:48 AM 
Started by Jules Gray - Last post by Alan2
Bert Jansch: Avocet. 40th anniversary white vinyl LP. (Earth Records, 2019).

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 on: Today at 10:18:04 AM 
Started by Jules Gray - Last post by Bingers (Chris)

12 Greatest Hits - Patsy Cline
Gold - Hank Williams

Ken Burns is having an adverse effect on my bank balance.  Grin



I agree this is a brilliant series! Not actually purchased any classic country yet as a result but have dug out a few of my country-based albums from the likes of  Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash etc.

Also listening to the new single from one of my all-time favourites Mary Chapin Carpenter “Our Man Walter Cronkite” ......wonderful song delivered with the feeling - love it!

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 on: Today at 10:15:19 AM 
Started by Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) - Last post by Tony Pim
Good work Keith - Thanks !

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 on: Today at 09:45:30 AM 
Started by Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) - Last post by Swamp Donkey (Keith)
TF have confirmed they forgot to put them in the first two sets posted out, so please ring if you want your sticker...have your order no. handy. Tel. 0333 300 3010

When I phoned they are aware of the error in dispatch and they will be sent out separately.

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 on: Today at 09:17:41 AM 
Started by Jules Gray - Last post by davidmjs

The Who.
Starts off pretty well and slowly goes downhill from there.  Some not bad songs but most just dont sound like the Who. Songs about getting on and a couple sounding as retro as possible but without the drive that Entwistle and Moon had.  Yes at first listen its better than endless wire but its no classic.  Best since Quadrophenia is a phrase ive heard a few times today but that really doesnt say an awful lot.
    I certainly wont be buying it for myself, ill wait and see if one of the kids gets it for xmas, if not amazon music will do fine, i dont expect i will play it too often.


Has any top drawer band got as few classic albums as The Who?  I don't think so...if one's being really harsh, there are only 3, possibly 4 world beating albums in their body of work.  Who cares, I love 'em.... and I love this.  It's a really strong mature work.  When one thinks of the utter rubbish put out by great artists like Dylan, Neil, the Stones blah blah blah...I'll take this any day of the week.

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 on: Today at 03:17:45 AM 
Started by Jules Gray - Last post by RobertD
Steve Gibbons Band Live-Caught In The Act on vinyl, one I picked up a few years ago. I saw Steve with the Dylan Project at Cropredy 2011, but it reminds me that I always wondered what or how SGB was perceived of back in the day. Solid opening act...good festival band...fun but not memorable? Just kind of curious  if anyone is willing to share!

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 on: Yesterday at 11:44:52 PM 
Started by Jules Gray - Last post by Jim
The Who.
Starts off pretty well and slowly goes downhill from there.  Some not bad songs but most just dont sound like the Who. Songs about getting on and a couple sounding as retro as possible but without the drive that Entwistle and Moon had.  Yes at first listen its better than endless wire but its no classic.  Best since Quadrophenia is a phrase ive heard a few times today but that really doesnt say an awful lot.
    I certainly wont be buying it for myself, ill wait and see if one of the kids gets it for xmas, if not amazon music will do fine, i dont expect i will play it too often.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:41:25 PM 
Started by Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) - Last post by vince42
Fake stickers   Grin

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 on: Yesterday at 10:35:22 PM 
Started by Jules Gray - Last post by Chris from Fieldtown


12 Greatest Hits - Patsy Cline
Gold - Hank Williams

Ken Burns is having an adverse effect on my bank balance.  Grin

And finally, because it arrived late in the day, WHO by The Who. Interesting one this. It is clearly head and shoulders above Endless Wire and probably everything after Who By Numbers too but there are some odd disconcerting moments so I am not sure what I make of it overall. Two openly and self consciously (in a Cher fashion) auto tune heavy songs sung by Pete. An extraordinary, lavish 60s pastiche amongst the bonus tracks that would sound more at home on a Dukes of Stratosphear record. Then there is Street Song which is a masterpiece but bizarrely possibly the best thing here is another of the bonus tracks, so not on the core album, the utterly splendid This Gun Will Misfire.

It's my experience that albums that initially confuse or present as inconsistent often endure and prove really essential, perhaps more so that albums that gently please. Those songs that don't make sense initially can grow as others fade. Neil Young, Macca, Thompson have all done this to me.  I haven't heard the album but it will interesting to hear how impressions change, or not, with further listens
 

So, all in all, it is more than could be hoped that The Two would be able to pull off something this good at this stage but on the other hand there is an air of oddness about it.


You almost make it sound as though 'odd' is a bad thing.  Only listened once, but I already think it's a better album than anything since Quadrophenia.  There are tracks on other albums of course which contain stuff that is better than this, but as an album it's by far the most coherent album in over 4 decades.  And let's face it, they only really have about 3 stone cold classics anyway, they've been making dodgy albums since the start.  One assumes it will be their last studio album.  If so, the boys (Pete especially, of course) done good.

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