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« Reply #1260 on: February 04, 2024, 10:50:19 AM »

Shirley Collins  :  Archangel Hill (Domino Records, green vinyl LP, 2023).

Along with the other 2 comeback  albums,  this is very good.  I think she's decided to leave it there.
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« Reply #1261 on: February 06, 2024, 09:01:36 AM »

This morning's coffee listening : In Time 1988-2003 - The Best Of REM
An impulse bargain purchase, and I don't usually listen to Greatest Hits or Best Ofs, but this is the kind of well put together compilation that reminds you just how good REM were.
Almost enough to make me start buying up all the REM albums I don't have to fill the gaps in my collection.
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« Reply #1262 on: February 06, 2024, 09:41:50 AM »


This morning's coffee listening : In Time 1988-2003 - The Best Of REM
An impulse bargain purchase, and I don't usually listen to Greatest Hits or Best Ofs, but this is the kind of well put together compilation that reminds you just how good REM were.
Almost enough to make me start buying up all the REM albums I don't have to fill the gaps in my collection.


The greatest band who weren't The Beatles.

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« Reply #1263 on: February 06, 2024, 12:32:16 PM »

I enjoy Best ofs, what I dont like is where there are a couple of unreleased tracks to tempt regulars to buy. My favourite Best of is Teenage Fanclub which gets regular plays.
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« Reply #1264 on: February 06, 2024, 12:48:22 PM »


I enjoy Best ofs, what I dont like is where there are a couple of unreleased tracks to tempt regulars to buy. My favourite Best of is Teenage Fanclub which gets regular plays.


I have always preferred to make my own, because in my not so humble opinion, I'm the only one who seems to be able to do it right.

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« Reply #1265 on: February 06, 2024, 04:10:40 PM »

June Tabor:   Ashore  (Topic 2LP,  white vinyl,  Record Store Day 2018).
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« Reply #1266 on: February 06, 2024, 04:12:32 PM »



I enjoy Best ofs, what I dont like is where there are a couple of unreleased tracks to tempt regulars to buy. My favourite Best of is Teenage Fanclub which gets regular plays.


I have always preferred to make my own, because in my not so humble opinion, I'm the only one who seems to be able to do it right.

Jules


You think REM are the greatest band who aren't the Beatles.  It's probably for the best... Wink
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« Reply #1267 on: February 06, 2024, 04:40:41 PM »


You think REM are the greatest band who aren't the Beatles.  It's probably for the best... Wink


Well, if you don't like it, I have other opinions.

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« Reply #1268 on: February 07, 2024, 09:01:16 AM »

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« Reply #1269 on: February 07, 2024, 10:06:50 AM »


Rock Bottom after reading this from Robert's son, Sam on FB Sad Cry



This is sad, but of course old age catches up with us all one way or the other.
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« Reply #1270 on: February 07, 2024, 11:26:59 AM »

When I heard of Barry John's passing, so soon after that of JPR Williams, I remarked that the sportspeople my generation grew up watching are gradually leaving the fields of play; this is also the case with the artists/bands of my youth leaving the stage.  Inevitable, but still sad.
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« Reply #1271 on: February 07, 2024, 05:29:54 PM »

A (my own) digital recreation of a Cooking Vinyl compilation from the 80s: New Roots. It introduced me to a lot of artists from across the CV spread. Still holds up for me - there's nothing I want to skip on there!
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« Reply #1272 on: February 08, 2024, 06:33:17 PM »

I've downloaded a couple of Strawbs albums as I must admit I've never really listened to them before. So today I have been listening to 'The Magic Of It All' and 'From The Witchwood'.

It's opened up a whole new world to me.  Cool
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« Reply #1273 on: February 08, 2024, 07:44:22 PM »


I've downloaded a couple of Strawbs albums as I must admit I've never really listened to them before. So today I have been listening to 'The Magic Of It All' and 'From The Witchwood'.

It's opened up a whole new world to me.  Cool



Dave Cousins is a really fine writer of lyrics and Witchwood matches them with great music. One of their finest but then they evolved as they explored a rockier amd proggier sound. Many good albums to choose from here but my heart lies with the slightly more folk influenced era.
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« Reply #1274 on: February 09, 2024, 09:19:10 AM »


I've downloaded a couple of Strawbs albums as I must admit I've never really listened to them before. So today I have been listening to 'The Magic Of It All' and 'From The Witchwood'.

It's opened up a whole new world to me.  Cool



There are a lot of years between these albums, and the band certainly went through some changes. Witchwood was my intro to the band and I still think it's a pretty strong album. I'm with Will here:  I prefer their folkier material.
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« Reply #1275 on: February 09, 2024, 11:13:08 AM »


 Virginia Astley - The singing places

 A download of EP length released last year: A mixture of field recordings and music from the borders of folk and 'classical'. It's wonderful to listen to a piece of music and have the thought "I wish I was there"  Cheesy

  Strongly recommended.      https://virginiaastley.bandcamp.com/album/the-singing-places
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« Reply #1276 on: February 09, 2024, 12:14:17 PM »



 Virginia Astley - The singing places

 A download of EP length released last year: A mixture of field recordings and music from the borders of folk and 'classical'. It's wonderful to listen to a piece of music and have the thought "I wish I was there"  Cheesy

  Strongly recommended.      https://virginiaastley.bandcamp.com/album/the-singing-places


I had the pleasure of meeting Virginia in Waterstones in Bridport a few years back.  She was doing a performance with her daughter and the audience was about 5.  Lovely, and very talented lady.  I buy all her releases...
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« Reply #1277 on: February 09, 2024, 12:24:05 PM »

 She's a rare talent indeed. I only knew about "From gardens...." prior to seeing a write-up about the latest release (in Shindig, I think  Huh ). Now I'm hoping there are a lot more gardens to explore  Smiley
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« Reply #1278 on: February 12, 2024, 08:01:36 PM »

The new Decemberists single 'Burial Ground'. Very strong 60s West Coast sound - a bit different for them, but I like it. The final couplet is pure Colin Meloy.
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« Reply #1279 on: February 12, 2024, 09:25:59 PM »


The new Decemberists single 'Burial Ground'. Very strong 60s West Coast sound - a bit different for them, but I like it. The final couplet is pure Colin Meloy.


Ooh, must have a listen.

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