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« Reply #1420 on: May 28, 2024, 02:43:34 PM »


There were some hideous 'CSNY' albums around then...CSNY's American Dream, Stills' Right by You, Nash's Innocent Eyes, Neil's Landing on Water etc etc etc.  Ghastly, with the odd nice song drowning in over production and nasty keyboards...


I like Neil's songs on American Dream. And about one each by Croz and Stills.

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« Reply #1421 on: May 28, 2024, 02:44:59 PM »


It is my greatest regret that I never saw CSNY in the same 'room' together.  


One of mine too. I should have taken an aeroplane ride in either 2000 or 2002.

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« Reply #1422 on: May 28, 2024, 02:50:39 PM »



It is my greatest regret that I never saw CSNY in the same 'room' together.  


One of mine too. I should have taken an aeroplane ride in either 2000 or 2002.

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Or 2006....
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« Reply #1423 on: May 28, 2024, 03:35:59 PM »


Or 2006....


Except that was more Neil + CSN.

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« Reply #1424 on: May 28, 2024, 03:44:19 PM »



Or 2006....


Except that was more Neil + CSN.

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« Reply #1425 on: May 28, 2024, 04:33:04 PM »


Some might argue twas always thus  Grin


I know what you mean, but 2006 was a different beast than the norm.

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« Reply #1426 on: May 28, 2024, 05:49:09 PM »

I've been listening to "The Jazz Age" by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (£2 charity shop jib); BF himself doesn't appear at all - it's purely instrumental - recorded by top jazz session players - it's a strange album, in that the playing and arrangements (of Ferry & Roxy compositions) are really good - but the recording has been "treated" to make it sound like an old 78rpm disc (and it's in mono), presumably to try to be more authentic.

However, I'd love to hear an "unmuffled" version.
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« Reply #1427 on: May 28, 2024, 07:57:57 PM »

Black Oak Arkansas - Hot and Nasty: The Best Of

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« Reply #1428 on: May 28, 2024, 11:54:48 PM »

Paul Weller's "66".

I think I need to listen again, a few times.
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« Reply #1429 on: May 29, 2024, 12:01:18 AM »

Magnificent 40 by The Men They Couldnt Hang,
3 CD retro collection, by a band that never did Cropredy, (did they ?) They would have gone down a storm,.  Bit too close to the Pogues for Peggy's taste?
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« Reply #1430 on: May 29, 2024, 09:28:40 AM »


Magnificent 40 by The Men They Couldnt Hang,
3 CD retro collection, by a band that never did Cropredy, (did they ?) They would have gone down a storm,.  Bit too close to the Pogues for Peggy's taste?

Now you're talking , and they have a good following and would still go down a storm . Of course you would have to have Merry Hell too , so that John and Swill could do their Phil Ochs thing. Grin
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« Reply #1431 on: May 29, 2024, 09:48:03 AM »





I like Joni's first three albums but she moved away from my sort of thing after that.


But Blue was her fourth. Surely you don't consider that one an outlier?

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I'm not overly keen Blue although I'm aware it's supposed to be a classic.


I find it quite bizarre that anybody could like the first three albums but be not overly keen on the fourth.  It's almost literally the conclusion (most would say zenith) of that particular body of work.


It's quite straight forward really. I like the majority of songs on the first three albums but I don't get very much enjoyment from the ones on Blue.
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« Reply #1432 on: May 29, 2024, 10:08:11 AM »



There were some hideous 'CSNY' albums around then...CSNY's American Dream, Stills' Right by You, Nash's Innocent Eyes, Neil's Landing on Water etc etc etc.  Ghastly, with the odd nice song drowning in over production and nasty keyboards...


American Dream was one of those albums you desperately wanted to like because it was the four of them back together after Crosby's time in prison but you came to realise that it was impossible for them to recapture the magic of Deja Vu and accept it for what it was. But the one standout track for me was Crosby's Compass.



American Dream is the album that introduced me to the world of CSNY. I was in Garon Records, Oxford, circa 1990 and it was being played in the background. Thought that it was an excellent slab of AOR and bought it on the spot. If I'd known anything about the band's past, I might have been non-plussed about the updated sound but happily, I was able to listen without the weight of history colouring my experience and I still enjoy it all these years later.

Big fan of most of their music, these days, individually and collectively.
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« Reply #1433 on: May 30, 2024, 11:01:32 AM »

Traffic albums on vinyl.

I didn't get into them until quite late- i think it was about 1990 when I bought my first Traffic album- John Barleycorn because I had some familiarity with it.
I haven't heard a Traffic album I don't  like (yet). Whether it's the early psych/pop/rock or the later era jazz/soul sound, it's all good.
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« Reply #1434 on: May 30, 2024, 11:10:33 AM »


Traffic albums on vinyl.

I didn't get into them until quite late- i think it was about 1990 when I bought my first Traffic album- John Barleycorn because I had some familiarity with it.
I haven't heard a Traffic album I don't  like (yet). Whether it's the early psych/pop/rock or the later era jazz/soul sound, it's all good.


Maybe you need to listen to Far from Home Wink Grin  In truth, there are some pretty decent songs in there trying their hardest to escape from the production...
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« Reply #1435 on: May 31, 2024, 08:53:54 AM »



Traffic albums on vinyl.

I didn't get into them until quite late- i think it was about 1990 when I bought my first Traffic album- John Barleycorn because I had some familiarity with it.
I haven't heard a Traffic album I don't  like (yet). Whether it's the early psych/pop/rock or the later era jazz/soul sound, it's all good.


Maybe you need to listen to Far from Home Wink Grin  In truth, there are some pretty decent songs in there trying their hardest to escape from the production...


Yes I remember Far From Home coming out.  It's 5probably about due for a reissue.  I've never actually heard it.  
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« Reply #1436 on: May 31, 2024, 09:40:24 AM »

First listen to RT's new album "Ship To Shore", released (finally !) today.

Despite the slightly dodgy artwork (generic fisherman in high-vis, supposed to look a bit like Richard but doesn't really - mind you, Richard's albums aren't generally bought for their artwork), it's reassuringly business as usual from the great man.

His guitar work is as nimble as ever, his new material is very listenable - if anything, the songs on this album sound slightly more mainstream and commercial than some of his recent work - but that's obviously no bad thing. Looking forward to seeing him play this stuff live next week, the tour's been getting rave reviews.
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« Reply #1437 on: May 31, 2024, 12:18:19 PM »

I'm still waiting for the Bandcamp download to drop...  Should be today...
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« Reply #1438 on: May 31, 2024, 05:31:24 PM »

The new release by double bass player Ben Nicholls. Titled Duets it is, unsurprisingly, collaborations with various well known folkies most of whom I'm guessing he's played or recorded with including Jon Boden, Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Kris Drever and Fay Hield. It includes a nice version of Down Where the Drunkards Roll with John Smith.
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« Reply #1439 on: May 31, 2024, 06:31:50 PM »


First listen to RT's new album "Ship To Shore", released (finally !) today.

Despite the slightly dodgy artwork (generic fisherman in high-vis, supposed to look a bit like Richard but doesn't really - mind you, Richard's albums aren't generally bought for their artwork), it's reassuringly business as usual from the great man.

His guitar work is as nimble as ever, his new material is very listenable - if anything, the songs on this album sound slightly more mainstream and commercial than some of his recent work - but that's obviously no bad thing. Looking forward to seeing him play this stuff live next week, the tour's been getting rave reviews.


Picked up a copy from Badlands in Cheltenham today. The front bears 2 squiggles (as far as I can tell, not printed?), so I wonder if this is supposed to be an RT signature...
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