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« Reply #25840 on: June 14, 2019, 09:55:59 PM »
How is the Springsteen? I wasn't even aware he released a new one this year.

Its a strong set of songs, even if it doesn't break any new ground or have especially obvious hits.

I agree the songs are good; but I think the strings weigh them down and wish he'd left them out.  A huge miss, if you ask me.

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« Reply #25841 on: June 14, 2019, 10:01:03 PM »


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« Reply #25842 on: June 14, 2019, 11:10:04 PM »


I agree the songs are good; but I think the strings weigh them down and wish he'd left them out.  A huge miss, if you ask me.

Interesting. I found the strings well used and a welcome addition. I didn't find they were overused or excessive.

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« Reply #25843 on: June 15, 2019, 04:43:18 AM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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« Reply #25844 on: June 15, 2019, 05:34:16 AM »


Spinning a homemade Blondie CD-R, compiling her first 5 albums, except Parallel Lines. (I have the DCC Gold CD for that one)
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« Reply #25845 on: June 15, 2019, 06:06:37 AM »
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells





Revisiting an old friend.
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« Reply #25846 on: June 15, 2019, 06:59:39 PM »


Jim and Jean - Changes (1966)

that ends with a really nice version of Dylan's Lay Down Your Weary Tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfdavMfJvgQ&list=PLC34657F9CA4DC39C&index=11


speaking of Dylan...at the record store today I saw there is a 14-cd set of the Rolling Thunder Revue just come out. Anyone got it or heard it?

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« Reply #25847 on: June 15, 2019, 11:25:01 PM »
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells





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Very nice. :)


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Depeche Mode - Exciter


For a first listen - I really like the Album so far (it's a mellow one). :D
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« Reply #25848 on: June 15, 2019, 11:30:42 PM »
Former member of The Civil Wars, Joy Williams has a new CD out, Front Porch:



Really good.

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« Reply #25849 on: June 16, 2019, 04:21:49 AM »
speaking of Dylan...at the record store today I saw there is a 14-cd set of the Rolling Thunder Revue just come out. Anyone got it or heard it?



Haven't heard it, but heard good things. Due to lack of shelf space I have had to cut back on purchases. One thing I don't like, is this set has a lot of songs, almost entire setlists, performed live, that were duplicated on a number of shows in the box. Plus, amazon got greedy and bumped the price by more than $20 and the other sellers on amazon followed suit soon after. So all of this made it easier to resist buying.

Saw the Netflix special, though. It was odd. Fun in spots, intense in others. It's no No Direction Home, but worth seeing.   
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« Reply #25850 on: June 16, 2019, 09:05:43 PM »
Thanks for the info. I'd prefer it if it documented the full shows rather than just the Dylan parts - with all the various artists giving it a Last Waltz vibe.

now:



Bob Lind - The Elusive Bob Lind (1966)
Janis Ian - For All The Seasons Of Your Mind (1967)
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« Reply #25851 on: June 17, 2019, 07:31:00 AM »
Donovan: Universal Soldier





I was in the mood for some real nostalgia.
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« Reply #25852 on: June 20, 2019, 03:14:25 PM »
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Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenader (1974) and Turnstiles (1976)

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« Reply #25853 on: June 21, 2019, 11:59:49 PM »
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Jean-Michel Jarre - Metamorphoses
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« Reply #25854 on: June 26, 2019, 07:01:14 AM »
Panpipes of the Andes [Incantation]





The intensity and drive in these performances is invigorating and sometimes dizzying.
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« Reply #25855 on: June 28, 2019, 06:14:32 AM »
Ella Fitzgerald: The Johnny Mercer Songbook -- This morning's reminder that there's not enough Ella in my life.



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« Reply #25856 on: June 28, 2019, 06:44:20 AM »
Oldfield: Crises





This is an old favourite and includes the songs Moonlight Shadow and Shadow on the Wall which are particular favourites of mine.
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« Reply #25857 on: June 28, 2019, 11:39:09 AM »
Picked this up when I stumbled upon it at lunch today, I had no idea they'd put out a new album.  Pretty good, too, on first listen... closer to their old stuff than their last couple of albums, very stripped back guitars + drums.


The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

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« Reply #25858 on: June 29, 2019, 07:17:57 PM »
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« Reply #25859 on: June 30, 2019, 01:15:17 AM »
Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate





This is a very old favourite. There are great songs on this album but I specifically remember, as a young man, being profoundly impressed by “Joan of Arc”. That song and performance still holds a special place for me.
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