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« on: January 13, 2019, 09:22:06 PM »

Thanks for that, ol' pal.

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« Reply #1 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!
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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 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
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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.

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« Reply #6 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).

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« Reply #7 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).

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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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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.

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« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2019, 11:23:54 AM »


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This has to be one of my favourite quotes - don't know why, it just tickled me Grin
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« Reply #12 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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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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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« Reply #15 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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« Reply #16 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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« Reply #17 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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« Reply #18 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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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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