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« Reply #2300 on: December 15, 2020, 01:53:07 AM »

Any excuse to play the 3rd Big Star LP with the brilliant  seasonal "Jesus Christ" amongst some rather more difficult ahem "tunes"
Joyful sax playing at the end of that song too
The 3rd LP by Big Star sure must have come as a shock to the 40 or so people who bought the first two albums , which are gems
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« Reply #2301 on: December 15, 2020, 09:36:47 AM »

I've put together a festive playlist...

01.   That'll be Christmas - Thea Gilmore
02.   Must be Santa - Bob Dylan
03.   Frosty the snowman - Cocteau Twins
04.   Christmas in LA - The Killers
05.   Merry Christmas everybody - Mostly Autumn
06.   Another rock'n'roll Christmas - Iron Maiden
07.   The night before Christmas - The December people
08.   In the bleak midwinter - Albion Christmas Band
09.   It's Christmas time – Heart
10.   St Stephen's day murders - Elvis Costello
11.   Merry Christmas - Big Big Train
12.   Have yourself a merry little Christmas - The Pretenders
13.   Santa Claus is coming to town - Bruce Springsteen
14.   Joy to the world - Kate Rusby
15.   Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
16.   It's Christmas so we'll stop - Frightened Rabbit
17.   First snow on Brooklyn - Jethro Tull
18.   Step into Christmas - The Wedding Present
19.   Christmas without a kiss - Smoke Fairies
20.   Please be come home for Christmas - B B King
21.   God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen - Ronnie James Dio
22.   Standing by my Christmas Tree - Cara Dillon
23.   Christmas all over again - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
24.   Merry Xmas(War is over) - John Lennon
25.   The holly and the ivy - Annie Lennox
26.   We're following the wrong star - Billy Bragg
27.   Christmas (Baby, please come home) - U2
28.   The season's upon us - Dropkick Murphys
29.   I believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
30.   I wish it was Christmas today - Julian Casablancas
31.   2000 miles - The Unthanks
32.   December will be magic again - Kate Bush
33.   Viking Christmas - Amon Amarth
34.   Three ships - Jon Anderson
35.   A very sorry Christmas - The New Mendicants
36.   Blue Christmas - Ann and Nancy Wilson
37.   I heard the bells on Christmas day - The December People
38.   Snowfall - Big Big Train
39.   Light of the stable - Emmylou Harris
40.   Santa Claws is coming to town - Alice Cooper
41.   Winter wonderland - Cocteau Twins
42.   Here comes Santa Claus - Bob Dylan
43.   Run Rudolph Run – Lemmy
44.   Silent night/ The 7 o'clock news - Simon and Garfunkel
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« Reply #2302 on: December 15, 2020, 11:11:00 AM »


Any excuse to play the 3rd Big Star LP with the brilliant  seasonal "Jesus Christ" amongst some rather more difficult ahem "tunes"
Joyful sax playing at the end of that song too
The 3rd LP by Big Star sure must have come as a shock to the 40 or so people who bought the first two albums , which are gems


Big fat LIKE.

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« Reply #2303 on: December 15, 2020, 11:33:38 AM »



Any excuse to play the 3rd Big Star LP with the brilliant  seasonal "Jesus Christ" amongst some rather more difficult ahem "tunes"
Joyful sax playing at the end of that song too
The 3rd LP by Big Star sure must have come as a shock to the 40 or so people who bought the first two albums , which are gems


Big fat LIKE.

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I adore 3rd.  Love 'em all... Impossible not to, surely?  Smiley  
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« Reply #2304 on: December 15, 2020, 11:37:01 AM »

Live In Concert - A Winter Union
A Sound In The Frosty Air - The Albion Christmas Band
Holiday Songs and Lullabies - Shawn Colvin
Soal Cake - St Agnes Fountain
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« Reply #2305 on: December 15, 2020, 12:22:24 PM »

The Tran-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas trilogy is excellent fun.
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« Reply #2306 on: December 15, 2020, 04:43:06 PM »

Mausoleum by Myrkur.  Female lead vocals, piano, touches of guitars, and a/the Young Norwegian Girls' Choir. Recorded live in... Vigelands Mausoleum. Very atmospheric.

Next: Chris Rea's "Blue Guitars" boxed set.
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« Reply #2307 on: December 15, 2020, 05:28:01 PM »

I splashed out on Iona's big 17CD Book of Iona set recently, and it arrived yesterday.  Now gradually ripping the CDs to iTunes and listening to them.
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« Reply #2308 on: December 15, 2020, 09:13:52 PM »

Very Extremely Dangerous - Eddie Hinton, really enjoying it, not new to me but this album is, dreadful title so far, really soulful bluesy great stuff
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« Reply #2309 on: December 15, 2020, 10:50:13 PM »

The Rose Garden's album from 1968.

A very recent purchase. I was interested in it because it contains a couple of Gene Clark songs. Happily they do them justice and the rest of the album is rather lovely too in a late Sixties pastoral pop sort of way.
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« Reply #2310 on: December 16, 2020, 09:35:16 AM »

Heather Nova : Siren (Sony CD, 1998/2011).
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« Reply #2311 on: December 16, 2020, 10:36:20 AM »


Heather Nova : Siren (Sony CD, 1998/2011).

I saw Heather Nova a few times in the mid to late 90's. Her album "Oyster", although not exactly a happy set of tunes, is still pretty special to me.
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« Reply #2312 on: December 16, 2020, 05:50:08 PM »



Any excuse to play the 3rd Big Star LP with the brilliant  seasonal "Jesus Christ" amongst some rather more difficult ahem "tunes"
Joyful sax playing at the end of that song too
The 3rd LP by Big Star sure must have come as a shock to the 40 or so people who bought the first two albums , which are gems


Big fat LIKE.

Jules


The Decemberists version is very good as well!
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« Reply #2313 on: December 17, 2020, 08:41:44 AM »

I'm kind of a little surprised there's been no (as far as I can tell anyway) mention of The Magpie Arc here at all?  Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson et al's 'folk-rock' vehicle which has released a couple of eps (1 and 2) this year.  The first one at least is on Spotify...and there are vids on their website and on FB.  It's decent.
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« Reply #2314 on: December 17, 2020, 09:52:35 AM »



Heather Nova : Siren (Sony CD, 1998/2011).

I saw Heather Nova a few times in the mid to late 90's. Her album "Oyster", although not exactly a happy set of tunes, is still pretty special to me.


I have Oyster and  Siren, which is  also good. Im curious about her most recent album Pearl, which has had good online reviews and comparisons with Oyster.
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« Reply #2315 on: December 18, 2020, 09:43:51 AM »

Various Kirsty MacColl starting with "Kite". Can't believe it's been 20 years...
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« Reply #2316 on: December 18, 2020, 10:15:06 AM »

McCartney III - Paul McCartney

First listen and to be fair I wasn't giving it my full attention. All sorts of claims have been made for this album but to my ears it seems like a middling Macca album like Press To Play or Off The Ground. There are some nice things here. The opening and closing tracks are particularly strong. But there are also some inconsequential doodles as there were on McCartneys 1 & 2. And of course he can't help the state of his voice these days but it doesn't always serve the music here. I probably need to give it a more focussed listen however and it is certainly a step up from his last album and most of what he has put out in the 21st century.
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« Reply #2317 on: December 18, 2020, 01:36:53 PM »

Dolores Diaz and the Standby Club
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« Reply #2318 on: December 19, 2020, 10:14:38 AM »

After a break to listen to some new releases I am back to the festive stuff today. I still have a lot to get through.

50 Words For Snow - Kate Bush
It's A Holiday Soul Party - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Christmas With The Smithereens
The Nutcracker - Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra
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« Reply #2319 on: December 19, 2020, 04:07:15 PM »


After a break to listen to some new releases I am back to the festive stuff today. I still have a lot to get through.

50 Words For Snow - Kate Bush
It's A Holiday Soul Party - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Christmas With The Smithereens
The Nutcracker - Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra


You know how much I love that Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings record. That version of Silver Bells is fun-kay!
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