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« Reply #600 on: September 23, 2019, 12:09:41 PM »


Mott the Hoople : Wildlife  (Island/Universal reissue LP, 2019).


Hunter's trilogy on that album is the peak of his genius. Wonderful.
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« Reply #601 on: September 23, 2019, 05:06:20 PM »



Mott the Hoople : Wildlife  (Island/Universal reissue LP, 2019).


Hunter's trilogy on that album is the peak of his genius. Wonderful.


My favourite Mott album  hands down.
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« Reply #602 on: September 23, 2019, 07:47:21 PM »




Mott the Hoople : Wildlife  (Island/Universal reissue LP, 2019).


Hunter's trilogy on that album is the peak of his genius. Wonderful.


My favourite Mott album  hands down.


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« Reply #603 on: September 25, 2019, 02:51:45 PM »

Listening/Watching/Reading Runrig's Last Dance, which arrived yesterday. I opted for the Limited Edition box set which comes with 3 CD's and 2 DVD's of the full concert, a poster, and a hard cover book. My eyes got misty a few times watching it, and was brought to full tears at the very end with Hearts Of Olden Glory. But a fitting farewell to a terrific band.
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« Reply #604 on: September 25, 2019, 03:12:35 PM »

Old Desert Island Discs.

Amazing to hear the 43 year-old Eric Clapton talk about his mate George (he'd already nicked Patti off him) and his son Connor. And a 41 year-old Elton talk about his wife!
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« Reply #605 on: September 28, 2019, 11:59:30 AM »

Crowing Ignites - Bruce Cockburn.

It is an entirely acoustic instrumental album whereas I usually prefer my Cockburn electric and vocal but it does show of Bruce's extraordinary and undiminished skills as a guitarist and, actually, this may become my go to, late night, nice glass of wine, chilling out album.

Also Where The Action Is (single disc edition) - The Waterboys. It is all over the place but quite enjoyable. Not a classic though and it is a good jobe the song The Water Is Wide is out of copyright or Mr Scott might have found himself in the law courts for Out of All This Blue.

Funnily enough two of my favourite songs of the year have both been about Joe Strummer, one on here and one by Celtic Social Club.
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« Reply #606 on: September 28, 2019, 12:45:11 PM »

Abbey Road remixed.

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« Reply #607 on: September 28, 2019, 01:08:14 PM »



Funnily enough two of my favourite songs of the year have both been about Joe Strummer, one on here and one by Celtic Social Club.


Oops. London Mick is of course about Mick Jones. The clue is in the title.  Embarrassed

I have now moved on to Guy by Steve Earle & The Dukes which I am enjoying a lot more than I did when it first appeared earlier in the year.
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« Reply #608 on: September 30, 2019, 10:48:33 AM »


Abbey Road remixed.

Thanks but no thanks.


So, some thoughts on the Abbey Road box which I managed to listen to last night.

I don't know why it is. I can't resist these things. I should know better. Much as I love the Fabs, going all the way back to the Anthology releases I have found the out takes interesting as documents but rarely is there anything that I feel the need to listen to more than once or twice. It was true of the Sgt Pepper Box. It was true of the White Album box (with the exception of the Esher demos and the revelatory long take of Revolution). And now here we are again with Abbey Road.

My first listen was to the 5.1 mix which I enjoyed. It is reasonably subtle until it gets to Sun King when it starts to show off a bit but in an entertaining way. I think it misses a trick by not surrounding the listener with the harmonies in Because in the way that the Love 5.1 mix does.

As for the sessions, well, once again they are interesting, particularly for the studio banter and how good humoured it all sounds (is this a bit of sleight of hand I wonder?) but I was beginning to think there was once again nothing revelatory until it gets to the second half of the final disc. The Long One is fascinating. First of all it was absolutely the right decision to cut Her Majesty from the middle but this stitching together is made from different and unfinished takes for the most part. I love the raw mix and the less pristine vocals. The End has no vocals at all or guitar solos. It is a keeper though ultimately I could not resist the temptation to make my own mix of the sequence from Golden Slumbers to The End, using the The Long One as the basis, flying in the orchestra for a brief section of Carry That Weight (from the orchestral overdub which is available separately on the box) and the guitar solos on The End from the 2019 remix. It took me about 2 hours but I am very pleased with it. It is now my favourite thing that has been delivered by this set, though it is my own Frankenstein's creation. (I did something similar with Happy Xmas (War is Over) from the Imagine box last year, using the raw version, a little bit of the final released version and the strings from Imagine. It is now my go to version of the song as it solves the over familiarity of the original).

Anyway, overall I would say that the box is a fun listen. There is little that is world changing but The Long One is definitely worth hearing.  
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« Reply #609 on: September 30, 2019, 07:58:14 PM »

Thanks for that review, Gub.  Really interesting.

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« Reply #610 on: September 30, 2019, 09:12:24 PM »

The Sutherland Brothers box set . Excellent stuff.
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« Reply #611 on: September 30, 2019, 09:13:07 PM »

I listened to the 3 cds of the new Abbey Road over the weekend.  I didnt, on first listen, find the new mix as sparkly as Pepper and the White album, but i loved cds 2&3 with the snippets of banter,ie when John calls Paul "Ringo" and Paul counters calling him "George", and the work in progress bits of the long medley.
     I didnt buy it, i have amazon prime music account.  I dont buy many cds anymore. The kids will just dump them when i die😱😂
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« Reply #612 on: September 30, 2019, 09:14:56 PM »


The Sutherland Brothers box set . Excellent stuff.


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« Reply #613 on: September 30, 2019, 09:19:20 PM »


I listened to the 3 cds of the new Abbey Road over the weekend.  I didnt, on first listen, find the new mix as sparkly as Pepper and the White album, but i loved cds 2&3 with the snippets of banter,ie when John calls Paul "Ringo" and Paul counters calling him "George", and the work in progress bits of the long medley.
     I didnt buy it, i have amazon prime music account.  I dont buy many cds anymore. The kids will just dump them when i die😱😂


Give 'em to me instead.  I'll promise to love them dearly before flogging them.  Knowing my bloody luck, I'd go first though....  Grin
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« Reply #614 on: September 30, 2019, 09:32:04 PM »



The Sutherland Brothers box set . Excellent stuff.


Stoke fans😅
Ha ha . Gav still talks about them but rarely goes as he lives in the  wilds of Scotland. Last time I saw Ian was backstage at a Gregson and Collister gig in the early nineties. But I forgive them.
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« Reply #615 on: October 01, 2019, 11:26:36 AM »




The Sutherland Brothers box set . Excellent stuff.


Stoke fans😅
Ha ha . Gav still talks about them but rarely goes as he lives in the  wilds of Scotland. Last time I saw Ian was backstage at a Gregson and Collister gig in the early nineties. But I forgive them.

I've got a couple of their albums on CD. I have 'Lighthouse' on LP too, but my vinyl is all packed away in the loft (and mostly scratched to buggery!) Their first album was a big favourite of mine. Ah, memories...
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« Reply #616 on: October 02, 2019, 04:53:04 PM »

Rodney Crowell -"Texas" (RC1 records 2019)

Rodney with guests such as Billy Gibbons,Ringo Starr, Steve Earle and Willie Nelson -great fun but much more rock than country if you prefer that style.
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« Reply #617 on: October 03, 2019, 06:50:53 PM »

The Other Boot/The Third Leg 3CD set, just arrived from an eBay seller.

Patience is its own reward.  I've been shopping for this for over 10 years.
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« Reply #618 on: October 04, 2019, 09:52:14 AM »


The Other Boot/The Third Leg 3CD set, just arrived from an eBay seller.

Patience is its own reward.  I've been shopping for this for over 10 years.


Took me a long, long time as well, John.  Congrats.

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« Reply #619 on: October 04, 2019, 10:32:21 AM »


The Other Boot/The Third Leg 3CD set, just arrived from an eBay seller.

Patience is its own reward.  I've been shopping for this for over 10 years.


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