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« Reply #760 on: November 24, 2019, 09:28:31 PM »



The Friday Rock Show 13th November 1981 - 3rd Anniversary Top Ten

which was :

    10: Pink Floyd: 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' (LP - Wish You Were Here) (Harvest)
    09: Deep Purple: 'Smoke on the Water' (LP - Machine Head) (Harvest)
    08: Yes: 'Awaken' (LP - Going For the One) (Atlantic)
    07: Deep Purple: 'Child in Time' (LP - Deep Purple in Rock) (Harvest)
    06: Rush: '2112' (LP - 2112) (Mercury)
    05: Rush: 'Xanadu' (LP - A Farewell to Kings) (Mercury)
    04: Rainbow: 'Stargazer' (LP - Rainbow Rising) (Polydor)
    03: Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'Freebird' (LP - Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) (MCA)
    02: Genesis: 'Supper's Ready' (LP - Foxtrot) (Charisma)
    01: Led Zeppelin: 'Stairway to Heaven' (LP - Led Zeppelin IV) (Atlantic)

Them woz the days..... Smiley


They certainly woz. At least we can still play them!


1981... I was 19 and at university in Cardiff so probably blotto on a Friday night  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #761 on: November 25, 2019, 07:43:39 AM »




The Friday Rock Show 13th November 1981 - 3rd Anniversary Top Ten

which was :

    10: Pink Floyd: 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' (LP - Wish You Were Here) (Harvest)
    09: Deep Purple: 'Smoke on the Water' (LP - Machine Head) (Harvest)
    08: Yes: 'Awaken' (LP - Going For the One) (Atlantic)
    07: Deep Purple: 'Child in Time' (LP - Deep Purple in Rock) (Harvest)
    06: Rush: '2112' (LP - 2112) (Mercury)
    05: Rush: 'Xanadu' (LP - A Farewell to Kings) (Mercury)
    04: Rainbow: 'Stargazer' (LP - Rainbow Rising) (Polydor)
    03: Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'Freebird' (LP - Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) (MCA)
    02: Genesis: 'Supper's Ready' (LP - Foxtrot) (Charisma)
    01: Led Zeppelin: 'Stairway to Heaven' (LP - Led Zeppelin IV) (Atlantic)

Them woz the days..... Smiley


They certainly woz. At least we can still play them!


1981... I was 19 and at university in Cardiff so probably blotto on a Friday night  Shocked Grin


i would have been a quarter of a century old, and rarely listened to the radio, as the reception was atrocious most nights. Did catch it on the car(escort van) radio once in a while, but then the noise from the van engine etc made it hard to hear.  
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« Reply #762 on: November 25, 2019, 10:50:44 AM »





The Friday Rock Show 13th November 1981 - 3rd Anniversary Top Ten

which was :

    10: Pink Floyd: 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' (LP - Wish You Were Here) (Harvest)
    09: Deep Purple: 'Smoke on the Water' (LP - Machine Head) (Harvest)
    08: Yes: 'Awaken' (LP - Going For the One) (Atlantic)
    07: Deep Purple: 'Child in Time' (LP - Deep Purple in Rock) (Harvest)
    06: Rush: '2112' (LP - 2112) (Mercury)
    05: Rush: 'Xanadu' (LP - A Farewell to Kings) (Mercury)
    04: Rainbow: 'Stargazer' (LP - Rainbow Rising) (Polydor)
    03: Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'Freebird' (LP - Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) (MCA)
    02: Genesis: 'Supper's Ready' (LP - Foxtrot) (Charisma)
    01: Led Zeppelin: 'Stairway to Heaven' (LP - Led Zeppelin IV) (Atlantic)

Them woz the days..... Smiley


They certainly woz. At least we can still play them!


1981... I was 19 and at university in Cardiff so probably blotto on a Friday night  Shocked Grin


i would have been a quarter of a century old, and rarely listened to the radio, as the reception was atrocious most nights. Did catch it on the car(escort van) radio once in a while, but then the noise from the van engine etc made it hard to hear.  



I was 17, and probably listening to it.  Great choice - a few I probably didn't appreciate back then, but these days they're all good!
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« Reply #763 on: November 25, 2019, 09:37:08 PM »

Happy memories!
I remember making a cassette of the show from our dad's music centre which had VHF radio.
I was 16 but those tracks I never tire of hearing.
Thanks for reminding me.
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« Reply #764 on: November 26, 2019, 06:18:52 AM »

Pete Ubu- The Hearpen Singles, possible not inspirational after 3 days off and returning to work but I am enjoying it!
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« Reply #765 on: November 26, 2019, 09:44:59 AM »

Tim Buckley: Goodbye and Hello (WB
mono LP reissue, 2017).
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« Reply #766 on: November 26, 2019, 10:18:42 AM »

Two new listens.

Ready or Not - Grateful Dead. This is a reconstruction of what was meant to be their next studio album but using live recordings of the songs that were intended for inclusion. I am a casual Deadhead, in as much as I have all of the studio albums and all of the "official" live albums but none of the official bootlegs (Dicks Picks, Dave's Picks etc). I always think that in order to be a true Deadhead you would need to listen to nobody else at all because of the sheer volume of material available. Anyway, I am not sure what the view of this is amongst the faithful but, a couple of ragged vocals aside, I think this is a really enjoyable collection with Days Between providing an elegant epitaph for Jerry Garcia.

American Utopia On Broadway - David Byrne. I think this may be one of my favourite records of the year. I know the familiarity of the material makes it an easy listen and I know having seen the show when it was in the UK provides an element of nostalgia but the playing here is outstanding and it is just a joy from start to finish. Still hoping for a blu ray and/or 5.1 mix to restore the extraordinary visuals and immersive sensation of the show.
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« Reply #767 on: November 26, 2019, 10:27:21 AM »


Two new listens.

Ready or Not - Grateful Dead. This is a reconstruction of what was meant to be their next studio album but using live recordings of the songs that were intended for inclusion. I am a casual Deadhead, in as much as I have all of the studio albums and all of the "official" live albums but none of the official bootlegs (Dicks Picks, Dave's Picks etc). I always think that in order to be a true Deadhead you would need to listen to nobody else at all because of the sheer volume of material available. Anyway, I am not sure what the view of this is amongst the faithful but, a couple of ragged vocals aside, I think this is a really enjoyable collection with Days Between providing an elegant epitaph for Jerry Garcia.

American Utopia On Broadway - David Byrne. I think this may be one of my favourite records of the year. I know the familiarity of the material makes it an easy listen and I know having seen the show when it was in the UK provides an element of nostalgia but the playing here is outstanding and it is just a joy from start to finish. Still hoping for a blu ray and/or 5.1 mix to restore the extraordinary visuals and immersive sensation of the show.


Thanks for the Dead review Al. I'm more or less on the same place with Grateful Dead as you are, apart from I have a few Dicks Picks. I saw ready or not in an independent store and almost bought it out of curiosity.  As it is, it's on my (long) short list.
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« Reply #768 on: November 26, 2019, 11:03:58 AM »

Far from my fave Dead period (of course), but I was very pleasantly surprised by RoN.  I like it.
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« Reply #769 on: November 26, 2019, 04:05:14 PM »

A French prog rock band Lazuli who I saw mention of on the Big Big Train website so thought I’d investigate...  I’m very glad I did  Cheesy

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« Reply #770 on: November 26, 2019, 05:02:54 PM »

Chris & Kellie While - Too Few Songs

Haven't listened to the Whiles in, well, quite a while. Lovely harmonies.  Smiley
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« Reply #771 on: November 26, 2019, 06:12:28 PM »

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« Reply #772 on: November 26, 2019, 07:31:44 PM »


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« Reply #773 on: November 26, 2019, 08:44:43 PM »



So difficult getting proper status these days  Grin
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« Reply #774 on: November 26, 2019, 10:36:43 PM »

Ralph McTell's  new one. Like the songs but not the production. The best one is the single live track.
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« Reply #775 on: November 26, 2019, 10:48:38 PM »



I didn't venture any further back than Down the Dustpipe, and didn't venture any further forward than Dear John.  So definitely mighty.

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« Reply #776 on: November 28, 2019, 12:12:47 PM »

Leonard Cohen  :  New Skin for the Old Ceremony  (Columbia CD).
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« Reply #777 on: November 29, 2019, 09:55:15 AM »

Todd Rundgren

I tried some Mostly Autumn but I got mostly bored so moved on to some Todd - nice YouTube mix Smiley
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« Reply #778 on: November 29, 2019, 10:12:44 AM »

To celebrate getting my ticket for Steve Hackett's November 2020 tour, I'm listening to Seconds Out by Genesis.

More furious nodding along coming up  Cheesy
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« Reply #779 on: November 29, 2019, 10:25:08 AM »

A bit of Show of Hands ('Witness' and 'Shake the Union') and a bit of Stevie Wonder ('Hotter than July') Mmmm, nice...
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