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GubGub (Al)
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« on: December 28, 2020, 11:31:14 AM »

So, what music related goodies did Santa bring you this year?

I was pleased to find the following under the tree.

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Optimisme - Songhoy Blues
American Head - The Flaming Lips
Digging Deep: Subterranea - Robert Plant

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John Lennon 1980: The Last Days In The Life - Kenneth Womack
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 11:47:08 AM »

Nothing music-related, though I could possibly use an empty whisky bottle as a slide to play some blues.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 01:06:30 PM »

Arthur Lee and Love - Live box set
Dire Straits - The Studio Albums box set
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2020, 02:12:26 PM »

Books on: Nick Lowe; Chris Bell; and various musicians telling all about their worst ever gigs.

Music by: Roxy Music (For Your Pleasure); and Alan Price (Between Today and Yesterday).

A wireless speaker for a laptop, a shirt, a bottle of port, a whisky glass, a rabbit calendar, chocolates.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2020, 03:33:24 PM »

Music-Bob Marley & Johnny Cash box sets (see Listening To thread)

Books-Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (because I love Shetland, the series) and a guide to some lesser known and hidden gems in New York City

Libation- a bottle of Ardbeg 10

Personal-an infuser and a collection of seasonal scents to use with it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2020, 03:42:22 PM »

Joy Division “Closer” Clear Vinyl
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The Walkabouts “Ended Up A Stranger”
Nick Cave “Idiot Prayer : Alone at Alexandra Palace”
Dyble Langdon “Between a Breath and a Breath”
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2020, 04:15:27 PM »

Filled a couple of gaps in the collection:

J. Geils Band: Best of
Nilsson: The Essential
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2020, 04:49:23 PM »

The new album by Stables - Silhouettes. Stables are an off-shoot of The Keston Cobblers Club  great stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2020, 08:04:43 PM »

Trees box set
Edward II - dancing tunes

V. happy with both
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2020, 08:11:27 PM »

Nothing music related...But plenty of socks and chocolate... Grin

It does remind me of receiving record vouchers as a kid in the 70s at Xmas though, and really missing those times... Cry

Out of my own Xmas pocket money though, I did purchase the following CDs... Roll Eyes

Strange News- Tradarrr.
The Visitors- ABBA.
Band of Joy- Robert Plant.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2020, 08:13:09 PM »

A bottle of Glen Keith whisky, a set of 3 x 25cl Penderyn wisgis, a Guinness gift set - there's a theme here!

And to honour the memory of David Bowie, I managed to consume a box of Heroes in just one day.
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2020, 08:19:32 PM »


A bottle of Glen Keith whisky, a set of 3 x 25cl Penderyn wisgis, a Guinness gift set - there's a theme here!

And to honour the memory of David Bowie, I managed to consume a box of Heroes in just one day.


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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2020, 09:09:44 PM »

Jefferson Starship - Touchdown (The Full WNEW Broadcast from Central Park, NYC July 7th 1976)
Johnathan Hulten - Chants from another place
Fleetwood Mac - 1969 to 1974
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing and other stories
Lauren MacColl - Strewn With Ribbons
Spirogyra- Bells, Boots and Shambles
Fairport Convention - 4 Play
Molly Drake - The Tide’s Magnificence
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2020, 10:00:04 AM »

Finally managed to persuade my family that even though I buy CDs for myself, I don't mind if they buy me more for Christmas  Cheesy

Very happy with:
Runrig One Legend, Two Concerts - Live at Rockpalast 1996 & 2001
Steeleye Span 50th Anniversary Tour
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Tide Lines Eye Of The Storm
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2020, 10:20:20 AM »

CDs - Show of Hands - Now We Are Four
Pogues at the BBC
Tim Minchin - Apart Together (bit curate’s eggish varying from excellent to not so sure)

Subsequently treated myself to Tradarr, Nick Cave and Dirty Knobs albums.

Vinyl - Bellowhead - Hedonism
Bob Marley. - Uprising Live
Prince. - Sign of the Times

One very happy bunny!
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2020, 03:32:55 PM »

Steve Wynn - Decade. 11 CDs from the ten year period following his relocation from LA to New York in 1995. Seven albums beautifully remastered plus 57 unreleased songs. Wonderful stuff.

Nikki Sudden - Groove/Crown of Thorns. First CD issue for this pair of mid-90s albums originally only on vinyl.
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2020, 03:54:10 PM »


One very happy bunny!


That's a nice present.

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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2020, 05:17:35 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2020, 06:31:51 PM »

Chris Frantz' book Remain In Love.

Psycho Killer was the first song the three of them wrote together with Tina contributing the French lyrics in the middle. There are then some lyrics Chris wrote for a song that ended up on the Heads' second LP. David Byrne tried to take the credit for the whole song which I think was a bit of an ongoing problem in the band. Looking forward to reading Chris' take on such things.

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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2020, 09:26:48 PM »

The kids got me the box set of "Delicate sound of thunder" by the Floyd, the good lady wife got me a new watch( Citizen eco drive)
And Marion Fleetwood sent me a copy of Strange news by trad arrr which arrived today😎
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