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« Reply #26000 on: August 25, 2019, 12:38:19 PM »
I am sure that you know that the band fought hard with the record company in order to keep their recordings issued in mono for as long as possible.

Wow, no, I did not know that!
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« Reply #26001 on: August 25, 2019, 05:49:51 PM »
That's not surprising, given that they always seemed to prefer the mono; I've read multiple sources confirming that typically the only mixes that the four of them actively worked on were the mono -- once the mono was done to their satisfaction (the "real" version that got played on the radio) they usually left the stereo mixes to George Martin and his engineers.  Harrison notoriously said that the first time he heard the stereo Sgt. Pepper was at a party in the 1970s, and he didn't care for it.  And I have to say, the mono Sgt Pepper is surprisingly good, it packs a punch, and many of the "special effects" on that album are noticeably different.... Happy to have both versions :)
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And his affections dark as Erebus.
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« Reply #26002 on: August 26, 2019, 06:48:52 AM »
Their thinking, at the time, was that their fans/listeners were listening on their transistor radios [most likely glued to their ear] in mono. They felt that stereo was unnecessary and not appropriate. They decidedly felt that their listening public should be able to hear all of their music via the media that their fans themselves were listening on ... the portable transistor radio, in monaural sound.
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« Reply #26003 on: August 26, 2019, 06:52:05 AM »
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Although always good, they were never quite the same after Sandy Denny.
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« Reply #26004 on: August 26, 2019, 09:04:16 AM »
Although always good, they were never quite the same after Sandy Denny.

The first post-Denny album, Full House, is very good. But it's also the last album with Richard Thompson. I lose interest in the band after he leaves.
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« Reply #26005 on: August 27, 2019, 06:25:08 AM »
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« Reply #26006 on: August 27, 2019, 11:26:17 PM »
Love this album...



Me too.  Also, Ghosts of Highway 20 is good; released in 2016, I think.

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« Reply #26007 on: August 30, 2019, 07:00:50 AM »
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« Reply #26008 on: August 30, 2019, 08:25:13 AM »


Fourth spin of the new Tool album. Good stuff.
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« Reply #26009 on: September 01, 2019, 08:58:48 AM »
Bagatelle


   


These were a hot band back in the day here in Dublin. They had a number of hits, one of which became iconic namely Summer in Dublin. They had a good sound.
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« Reply #26010 on: September 02, 2019, 09:21:21 AM »



She's finally done it.  Elizabeth Grant, partnered with zeitgeist super-producer Jack Antonoff, has delivered on her promise and released a pop music masterpiece in the form of Norman Fucking Rockwell!  The ideas and themes cover familiar territory, but the musical arrangements are more inventive, include more actual instruments, and the darkness and bitterness and satire and irony are delivered in an times more lively and beautiful and catchy manner, though at others it sounds like more refined, even more expertly produced version of what she has done before.  The lyrics show she's no lightweight, and her cover tune is well chosen.  I was struck by the comprehensiveness of her persona when she first released music under her pseudonym, and she has taken it very far indeed.  All of her prior releases had weak links, with Paradise and Ultraviolence coming closest to being satisfying wholes.  This hour-plus release has no weak links; it is a perfectly conceived whole.  LDR is still young, so hopefully she can do even better things in the future.  That would be something.

Looks like she has also taken control of her recordings and licenses to a big player.  Good for her. 
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« Reply #26011 on: September 02, 2019, 11:28:37 AM »


Fourth spin of the new Tool album. Good stuff.
Ordering it today (along with new Slipknot and maybe some others)... couldn't find it in stores. And somehow managed to not listen to it online yet.  ;D

I hear it's decent but not as good as their other stuff. Not really a surprise, but looking forward to listening.  8)
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« Reply #26012 on: September 02, 2019, 02:24:42 PM »


Purple  Mountains - s/t (2019)



Porter Wagoner - Satisfied Mind (1957)
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« Reply #26013 on: September 02, 2019, 06:06:53 PM »
Ordering it today (along with new Slipknot and maybe some others)... couldn't find it in stores. And somehow managed to not listen to it online yet.  ;D

I hear it's decent but not as good as their other stuff. Not really a surprise, but looking forward to listening.  8)
Ok, guess I'm not ordering it... since they had made the lowest price over $200 on Amazon.

So just finished listening to it, and definitely liked it. Surely something that will grow on the listener over time. It feels a lot like their Catch 33 (Meshuggah album) in the sense that it feels extremely cohesive and focused compared to the other discography.
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« Reply #26014 on: September 03, 2019, 10:19:27 AM »



She's finally done it.  Elizabeth Grant, partnered with zeitgeist super-producer Jack Antonoff, has delivered on her promise and released a pop music masterpiece in the form of Norman Fucking Rockwell!  The ideas and themes cover familiar territory, but the musical arrangements are more inventive, include more actual instruments, and the darkness and bitterness and satire and irony are delivered in an times more lively and beautiful and catchy manner, though at others it sounds like more refined, even more expertly produced version of what she has done before.  The lyrics show she's no lightweight, and her cover tune is well chosen.  I was struck by the comprehensiveness of her persona when she first released music under her pseudonym, and she has taken it very far indeed.  All of her prior releases had weak links, with Paradise and Ultraviolence coming closest to being satisfying wholes.  This hour-plus release has no weak links; it is a perfectly conceived whole.  LDR is still young, so hopefully she can do even better things in the future.  That would be something.

Looks like she has also taken control of her recordings and licenses to a big player.  Good for her.

Yeah, that is a lovely, mellow album.
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« Reply #26015 on: September 05, 2019, 12:52:24 PM »
Borrowed from a friend:

Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra - Dream Keeper

Awesome album!  :o I like this a lot.  0:)

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« Reply #26016 on: September 05, 2019, 01:00:13 PM »
Ok, guess I'm not ordering it... since they had made the lowest price over $200 on Amazon.

So just finished listening to it, and definitely liked it. Surely something that will grow on the listener over time. It feels a lot like their Catch 33 (Meshuggah album) in the sense that it feels extremely cohesive and focused compared to the other discography.

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« Reply #26017 on: September 06, 2019, 02:04:17 PM »
Move quick, greg - https://store.toolband.com/products/tool-fear-inoculum-limited-edition-cd-package
Ugh. Thanks, but I'm already too late.

I did just catch the limited edition run of the new Rings of Saturn album yesterday, though, at least. Each album has a unique color scheme (supposedly) and Lucas Mann's signature. But tbh I suspect it may take quite a while to sell out, since they made a thousand copies and somewhat of an underground band.  :P
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« Reply #26018 on: September 06, 2019, 09:09:51 PM »


Bon Iver - i,i (2019)

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« Reply #26019 on: September 12, 2019, 05:23:12 AM »
Dire Straights: Love Over Gold


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