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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #23520 on: May 19, 2017, 05:43:04 AM »
A s/h copy of this arrived today. Another one I haven't heard for years. I used to drive my parents nuts playing the original Lp version at full blast! ::) ;D



Such a classic. I don’t like it as good as Wish You Were Here, Animals, or The Wall, but, still, it’s a damn fine album.
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« Reply #23521 on: May 19, 2017, 06:42:13 AM »
I had the Lp set of the Wall. Another one I used to blast my parents ear holes with! I'm more considerate,now. Unfortunately,only one of them left!!
Given a choice between Animals and Wish you were Here,which would you choose......if you had too?!
Also,as you will know;there are people who claim it was better when Syd Barrett was in it. Not that he was in it for long! I've had friends who rave about Syd Barrett and have cds of his music. He does seem to be,what might be referred to,a bit of a cult figure. I've lost count of the articles I've read about him in various up market newspapers and magazines,over the years.

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« Reply #23522 on: May 19, 2017, 07:12:29 AM »
I had the Lp set of the Wall. Another one I used to blast my parents ear holes with! I'm more considerate,now. Unfortunately,only one of them left!!
Given a choice between Animals and Wish you were Here,which would you choose......if you had too?!

Wish You Were Here. (Easy choice for me.)

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« Reply #23523 on: May 19, 2017, 07:42:58 AM »
Wish You Were Here. (Easy choice for me.)

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Same here, buddy!
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« Reply #23524 on: May 19, 2017, 08:06:19 AM »
Wish you were Here it is!!
Here's another Lp I used to annoy my parents with! In hindsight,I prefer the Eurythmics before they got more commercial,and started having guest spots from Stevie Wonder playing the harmonica,Aretha Franklin and anyone who could give them a leg up into the charts! I think my mother preferred ELP,Pink Floyd,King Crimson and Janis Joplin,by comparison! Luckily I didn't like the heavy metal Lps someone lent me;although they still had to listen to AC DC,Motorhead and Deep Purple while I made my decision!! ??? :o ::) :( >:(




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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #23525 on: May 19, 2017, 08:08:38 AM »
I had the Lp set of the Wall. Another one I used to blast my parents ear holes with! I'm more considerate,now. Unfortunately,only one of them left!!
Given a choice between Animals and Wish you were Here,which would you choose......if you had too?!
Also,as you will know;there are people who claim it was better when Syd Barrett was in it. Not that he was in it for long! I've had friends who rave about Syd Barrett and have cds of his music. He does seem to be,what might be referred to,a bit of a cult figure. I've lost count of the articles I've read about him in various up market newspapers and magazines,over the years.

I’d say Wish You Were Here gets my vote for the best Floyd album. I don’t care much for Floyd’s early work prior to Dark Side, but I do love Meddle.
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« Reply #23526 on: May 19, 2017, 08:35:43 AM »
Yes,no disrespect to Syd Barrett fans,but I think the early stuff sounds a bit fey,for my tastes!

I just realised what I was writing by saying that Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder needed help from the Eurythmics! That said,I have to admit I am not a fan of Stevie Wonder's singing. As to the 'Queen of Soul' I like the records she made at her peak;but have to admit that when it comes to classic female soul singers it's Millie for me,not Aretha!!




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« Reply #23527 on: May 19, 2017, 08:54:15 AM »
No relation to Michael,I should point out!!
If I had any more Prog Rock I would play it. I will have to stock up at some point. I did have stuff on Lps,but they,sort of,disappeared in various home moves!! ::) :(

This is the one on which Debbie Harry raps,isn't it? This is allright,but I prefer their earlier stuff,to be honest.


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« Reply #23528 on: May 19, 2017, 08:08:15 PM »


Joan Shelley - s/t (2017)
Feist - Pleasure (2017)



Thomas Mapfumo - Chimurenga Masterpiece (1991)
Radio Tarifa - Rumba Argelina (1994)
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« Reply #23529 on: May 20, 2017, 07:38:01 AM »
Now:

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« Reply #23530 on: May 20, 2017, 12:09:38 PM »
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After all of this time I still cannot say whether this or Relayer is my favourite Yes album  ::)
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #23531 on: May 20, 2017, 01:38:30 PM »
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After all of this time I still cannot say whether this or Relayer is my favourite Yes album  ::)

Tales is my favorite.  8)

A friend recently gave me a copy of the Japanese Hybrid SACD remaster, have either of you heard this?  Made me love this album more - a lot more.  ;)

Thanks MI, I'll play this later!

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #23532 on: May 20, 2017, 01:42:53 PM »
Late night Holdsworth:




I trust you were drinking Glenmorangie while listening to this  ;)

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #23533 on: May 20, 2017, 02:46:34 PM »
After all of this time I still cannot say whether this or Relayer is my favourite Yes album  ::)

Close to the Edge is my favorite Yes album, but Relayer and Tales are certainly on almost equal footing for me.
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« Reply #23534 on: May 20, 2017, 02:50:01 PM »
Tales is my favorite.  8)

A friend recently gave me a copy of the Japanese Hybrid SACD remaster, have either of you heard this?  Made me love this album more - a lot more.  ;)

Thanks MI, I'll play this later!

I don’t believe I have HIPster. I only own the Rhino/Warner remaster from the mid-00s and the Steven Wilson remix/remaster. You might want to check, but you may own the Rhino/Warner remaster or does the Japanese hybrid SACD mention the date of the remaster? My favorite remasters, though, are those done in the early 90s. I’d love to have the original mixes (before remastering) of all of my favorite Yes albums, but they’re difficult to track down or have proven to be for me.
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« Reply #23535 on: May 20, 2017, 04:22:03 PM »
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« Reply #23536 on: May 20, 2017, 04:28:20 PM »
I remember liking Milliontown several years ago, how's this one?

So far, so good. Too soon to give any kind of rating.
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« Reply #23537 on: May 20, 2017, 07:13:42 PM »
I remember liking Milliontown several years ago, how's this one?

Okay, I can answer your question now, out of 5 stars, I’d give it 2.5. It’s nice enough but nothing memorable. Their first album is still their best.
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« Reply #23538 on: May 20, 2017, 07:16:52 PM »


Fairuz - Good Friday Eastern Sacred Songs (1967)

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« Reply #23539 on: May 20, 2017, 07:22:13 PM »
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I just LOVE this album. Quite possibly my favorite prog rock ‘supergroup’.
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