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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #24900 on: May 17, 2018, 07:15:20 AM »
Donovan: A Gift From A Flower To A Garden





This was originally a double vinyl release [which I also have - this is the CD version], but is, in effect, a compilation album. I was enthralled from the moment that I first heard it. For me it is quintessential Donovan and has remained my favourite Donovan album by far even after many a long year.   
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« Reply #24901 on: May 17, 2018, 07:16:53 AM »


For aligreto.

 8)  8)

I must dig it out for another spin soon. A big favourite of mine  ;)
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« Reply #24902 on: May 17, 2018, 07:19:16 AM »
Wrong.  The best song on this album, and arguably in his entire catalog, is You Can Close Your Eyes.  Also, Long Ago and Far Away, Highway Song are worthy of mention. You've Got a Friend is a Carole King song, anyway.  Still great, but if we're talking his stuff - it don't count.   ;)

Excellent songs indeed! You Can Close Your Eyes was one that I learned to play early on and still do when I can unlock my ageing fingers  ;D
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« Reply #24903 on: May 17, 2018, 08:55:38 AM »
Excellent songs indeed! You Can Close Your Eyes was one that I learned to play early on and still do when I can unlock my ageing fingers  ;D

Linda Rondstadt singing You Can Close Your Eyes... :-*
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« Reply #24904 on: May 17, 2018, 10:36:26 AM »
Linda Rondstadt singing You Can Close Your Eyes... :-*

I have not heard that version but I have no doubt that it was much better than my offering  ;D ;D
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« Reply #24905 on: May 17, 2018, 11:12:53 AM »
I have not heard that version but I have no doubt that it was much better than my offering  ;D ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhAIm97a-A4
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« Reply #24906 on: May 17, 2018, 01:06:08 PM »
Wrong.  The best song on this album, and arguably in his entire catalog, is You Can Close Your Eyes.  Also, Long Ago and Far Away, Highway Song are worthy of mention. You've Got a Friend is a Carole King song, anyway.  Still great, but if we're talking his stuff - it don't count.   ;)

Well, listenable by you, but not by me. I like JT's ironic songs, like Machine Gun Kelly, Steamroller, Hour That The Morning Comes, Home By Another Way. When he is sincere I find him insufferable. Just my personal reaction, of course. The guitar work is the highlight of the early stuff. You can listen to an entire album an never hear him strum a chord. Always something interesting going on.

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #24907 on: May 17, 2018, 02:04:22 PM »
Well, listenable by you, but not by me. I like JT's ironic songs, like Machine Gun Kelly, Steamroller, Hour That The Morning Comes, Home By Another Way. When he is sincere I find him insufferable. Just my personal reaction, of course. The guitar work is the highlight of the early stuff. You can listen to an entire album an never hear him strum a chord. Always something interesting going on.

I think his best songs are his story songs, like Frozen Man, or Captain Jim's Drunken Dream - he's got a bunch like this.  The ones you mention are more like ditties.  But YMMV.

For me his best albums were JT and In the Pocket.  Slow Burning Love is my favorite song of his.

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« Reply #24908 on: May 17, 2018, 02:18:39 PM »
You say "ditty" as if that's a bad thing.

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« Reply #24909 on: May 17, 2018, 03:37:13 PM »


Enough with all that "Dad Music."  ;D
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« Reply #24910 on: May 18, 2018, 04:56:00 PM »


Kenny Rogers and the First Edition - The Ballad Of Calico (1972)

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« Reply #24911 on: May 18, 2018, 05:06:35 PM »


Needed something smooth tonight.
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #24912 on: May 18, 2018, 10:55:18 PM »
Incantation: The Meeting





My secret pleasure is listening to South American folk music; those rhythms, melodies and the instrumentation/sonorities have so much appeal for me. I have a particular penchant for the band Incantation. Of particular interest for me on this album is an arrangement of a traditional Irish air which is quite a successful adaptation.
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #24913 on: May 19, 2018, 10:43:17 PM »
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Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)


I was just going to listen to a couple of tracks off this as a palette cleanser but had to let the album play all the way though - one of the groups best for sure.
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