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« Reply #28560 on: February 04, 2022, 04:30:10 AM »
Ah!  O.k. then, I'll do some googling later.  :)

By the way, I also love her recording of Jig Of Life on it. 

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Cheers, PD. It is a great track.
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« Reply #28561 on: February 04, 2022, 07:11:24 PM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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« Reply #28562 on: February 05, 2022, 08:04:03 AM »


Every Saturday morning, my girlfriend picks three artists to listen to, often based on their birthday month, and I choose the albums. These are this weeks picks.
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« Reply #28563 on: February 07, 2022, 06:55:16 AM »
Chris Rea: Dancing Down the Stony Road





I played this wonderful 2CD set over the past couple of days. It contains great songs, truly wonderful and heartfelt singing [with a most suitable voice] and playing.

Big hat tip to Olivier [Pappy Oli] for steering me in this direction.
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« Reply #28564 on: February 07, 2022, 07:32:11 AM »
Chris Rea: Dancing Down the Stony Road



I played this wonderful 2CD set over the past couple of days. It contains great songs, truly wonderful and heartfelt singing [with a most suitable voice] and playing.

Big hat tip to Olivier [Papy Oli] for steering me in this direction.

Glad you liked it, Fergus. One of my personal top favourites indeed.
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« Reply #28565 on: February 08, 2022, 07:19:18 AM »
Steve Winwood's Arc of a Diver.  On LP (I cleaned it this morning.).  It was a Christmas present from a friend.  Really enjoying it (now about half-way through Side 2).  I knew two of the songs on it, but I'd never heard the whole LP before now.



And it cleaned up quite nicely!

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« Reply #28566 on: February 08, 2022, 08:03:06 AM »
Carol King: Fantasy





From this set:


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« Reply #28567 on: February 09, 2022, 06:04:03 AM »
Dire Straits


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« Reply #28568 on: February 09, 2022, 09:38:54 AM »
Dire Straits



A classic!  ;D

One of my favorites.  I'm continually amazed at how excellent her song writing and interpretation skills are..choice of other people's works and amazing collaborations.  and the sound is excellent too!  I can't recommend this album highly enough.

Emmylou HarrisRed Dirt Girl

A sample for you.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56qqu7u2BU

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« Reply #28569 on: February 09, 2022, 11:28:28 AM »

Emmylou HarrisRed Dirt Girl

A sample for you.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56qqu7u2BU

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Excellent, PD. You might like this live version if you do not already know it:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JE_sUN_M7p0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JE_sUN_M7p0</a>
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« Reply #28570 on: February 09, 2022, 11:42:57 AM »
Excellent, PD. You might like this live version if you do not already know it:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JE_sUN_M7p0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JE_sUN_M7p0</a>
I did see at least one video uploaded with Mark Knopfler and almost linked to that; however, I thought that I would share the original album release with you instead.  Thanks though for that imbed--I did enjoy it!

And, most of all, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed that song.  There are other gems on that album, but that's probably my favorite.  The poignancy of going from "...but one of these days I'm gonna swing my hammer down away from this red dirt town.  I'm gonna make a joyful sound."

To (at the end):  "Now the stars still fall on Alabama.  Tonight she finally laid that hammer down without a sound in the red dirt ground."

Can't believe that this album is now 22 years old either!

As an aside, I know that she and Mark Knopfler made at least one album together; it's on my Wish List.  :)


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« Reply #28571 on: February 09, 2022, 12:45:44 PM »

And, most of all, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed that song.  There are other gems on that album, but that's probably my favorite.  The poignancy of going from "...but one of these days I'm gonna swing my hammer down away from this red dirt town.  I'm gonna make a joyful sound."

To (at the end):  "Now the stars still fall on Alabama.  Tonight she finally laid that hammer down without a sound in the red dirt ground."


Yes, PD I thought that it was an excellent song, excellently delivered. It captured quite a lot; there is a whole world in there. To me, the utter futility and despair of it all was that the brother never got further than Viet Nam: I was standing there with her when she got the telegram. A whole life and world shattered right there!
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« Reply #28572 on: February 10, 2022, 12:30:17 AM »
Yes, PD I thought that it was an excellent song, excellently delivered. It captured quite a lot; there is a whole world in there. To me, the utter futility and despair of it all was that the brother never got further than Viet Nam: I was standing there with her when she got the telegram. A whole life and world shattered right there!
Yes, Fergus.

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« Reply #28573 on: February 10, 2022, 12:09:39 PM »


Cash Unearthed - 5CD box set

Found a copy of this in a used shop today and (despite the loud mastering) am really enjoying it!
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« Reply #28574 on: February 10, 2022, 10:50:03 PM »
Yes, PD I thought that it was an excellent song, excellently delivered. It captured quite a lot; there is a whole world in there. To me, the utter futility and despair of it all was that the brother never got further than Viet Nam: I was standing there with her when she got the telegram. A whole life and world shattered right there!

There is a DVD called, " Down from the Mountain. It is essentially the record of a benefit concert held in Nashville back in 2000, given by many of the musicians who feature in the film O Brother, Where art Thou?

ELH participated, and at one point was filmed woodshedding on Red Dirt Girl in the green room while waiting to go on stage.  8)
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« Reply #28575 on: February 11, 2022, 12:15:09 AM »
...and, jawdroppingly, cuts off that fine performance mid lyric to check on baseball scores.

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« Reply #28576 on: February 11, 2022, 01:13:41 AM »
...and, jawdroppingly, cuts off that fine performance mid lyric to check on baseball scores.

Addictions ( if you want to call it that ) inspire that sort of reflex. Anyway, there's an entire universe of compulsive behaviors worse than a need for baseball.

And she did get the album out, after all.  :D
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« Reply #28577 on: February 11, 2022, 04:47:02 AM »
There is a DVD called, " Down from the Mountain. It is essentially the record of a benefit concert held in Nashville back in 2000, given by many of the musicians who feature in the film O Brother, Where art Thou?

ELH participated, and at one point was filmed woodshedding on Red Dirt Girl in the green room while waiting to go on stage.  8)
Sounds like a good DVD!  I have the soundtrack to Oh, Brother; it's a good one!  Trying not to laugh now thinking of "The Soggy Bottom Boys"!  :D

...and, jawdroppingly, cuts off that fine performance mid lyric to check on baseball scores.
Oh, noooo! lol

And I should add for Fergus' benefit as well as anyone else here who didn't know and might be interested, Emmylou Harris also wrote "Red Dirt Girl".  :)

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p.s.  Haven't listened to Wrecking Ball (the album) in a while; think that that will be part of my afternoon listening.

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« Reply #28578 on: February 11, 2022, 05:34:22 AM »
There is a DVD called, " Down from the Mountain. It is essentially the record of a benefit concert held in Nashville back in 2000, given by many of the musicians who feature in the film O Brother, Where art Thou?

ELH participated, and at one point was filmed woodshedding on Red Dirt Girl in the green room while waiting to go on stage.  8)



And I should add for Fergus' benefit as well as anyone else here who didn't know and might be interested, Emmylou Harris also wrote "Red Dirt Girl".  :)

PD




Thank you both.

I did not know that she had written the song, PD, but I somehow assumed that she did; so no surprise there.
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« Reply #28579 on: February 11, 2022, 07:32:39 AM »
Wrote the whole album, in fact. At Daniel Lanois urging.

And it's a desert island disc.

I was also lucky enough to see her on the tour for the album, which was a great show.