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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28500 on: January 08, 2022, 02:05:16 PM »
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« Reply #28501 on: January 08, 2022, 02:35:05 PM »
CD 4:

Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, 16 Aug 1970
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28502 on: January 09, 2022, 02:02:28 PM »
hat tip to Our Man in Chennai, a cracking album from 2021
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« Reply #28503 on: January 09, 2022, 04:35:53 PM »
hat tip to Our Man in Chennai, a cracking album from 2021

Same source, same vintage. Listened to this, too. Well off my beaten musical path, but thoroughly enjoyable.
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28504 on: January 10, 2022, 10:13:05 AM »
Electric Light Orchestra: Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of ELO





For those who do not know them, ELO were quite a unique sound in a particular point in time. If you are going to listen to these guys then crank up the volume on your system a tad for maximum enjoyment! The production and presentation levels of these songs are of the highest order which is a mark of the legacy of this band without  any doubt and something that they were noted for. These things are personal and every track on this compilation is excellent, really, but I particularly singled out “Telephone Line”, “Living Thing”, “Do Ya”  and the “10538 Overture”. The perpetual drive and forward momentum of this music is a noticeable feature of this band’s music making for me.
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« Reply #28505 on: January 10, 2022, 10:23:31 AM »
Electric Light Orchestra: Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of ELO





For those who do not know them, ELO were quite a unique sound in a particular point in time. If you are going to listen to these guys then crank up the volume on your system a tad for maximum enjoyment! The production and presentation levels of these songs are of the highest order which is a mark of the legacy of this band without  any doubt and something that they were noted for. These things are personal and every track on this compilation is excellent, really, but I particularly singled out “Telephone Line”, “Living Thing”, “Do Ya”  and the “10538 Overture”. The perpetual drive and forward momentum of this music is a noticeable feature of this band’s music making for me.
Loved their "Out of the Blue" album!  :)  A personal favorite:  Mr. Blue Sky.

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« Reply #28506 on: January 10, 2022, 10:32:16 AM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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« Reply #28507 on: January 10, 2022, 11:45:19 AM »
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« Reply #28508 on: January 10, 2022, 12:03:00 PM »


"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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« Reply #28509 on: January 10, 2022, 12:24:25 PM »
Electric Light Orchestra: Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of ELO





For those who do not know them, ELO were quite a unique sound in a particular point in time. If you are going to listen to these guys then crank up the volume on your system a tad for maximum enjoyment! The production and presentation levels of these songs are of the highest order which is a mark of the legacy of this band without  any doubt and something that they were noted for. These things are personal and every track on this compilation is excellent, really, but I particularly singled out “Telephone Line”, “Living Thing”, “Do Ya”  and the “10538 Overture”. The perpetual drive and forward momentum of this music is a noticeable feature of this band’s music making for me.


Always a fun band to revisit.
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28510 on: January 10, 2022, 12:37:50 PM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28511 on: January 10, 2022, 01:30:40 PM »
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28512 on: January 10, 2022, 09:29:30 PM »
Always a fun band to revisit.
[ELO]
I really liked Eldorado back in the day, much more than their other albums.
But haven't listened in decades...ought to revisit!

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28513 on: January 11, 2022, 01:36:52 AM »
[ELO]
I really liked Eldorado back in the day, much more than their other albums.
But haven't listened in decades...ought to revisit!

A trip down Memory Lane.
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28514 on: January 11, 2022, 07:08:34 AM »
Another trip down memory lane, this time for me:

Carol King: Music





From this set:


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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28515 on: January 15, 2022, 03:31:52 AM »
Streaming Heijira by Joni Mitchell and Scarlet's Walk by Tori Amos (a much underrated artist). Two superb albums.

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« Reply #28516 on: January 15, 2022, 03:39:16 AM »
Streaming Heijira by Joni Mitchell and Scarlet's Walk by Tori Amos (a much underrated artist). Two superb albums.
I haven't heard that album, but I do love a lot of her music.  :)

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #28517 on: January 15, 2022, 04:22:49 AM »
Picked up this book: "Long Players: Writers on the Albums that Shaped Them" and a have a vague idea of listening to the 50 albums listed (streaming), though I suspect I won't like them all. I'm not sure it is a great book, but as a source of listening inspiration and ways into some albums I normally wouldn't consider, it may be vaulable.

To make it easy on myself, I'm easing into it by playing albums from two artists I love. Scarlet's Walk was new to me. Under the Pink is an all time favorite album I listen to frequently. I'm not very famailiar with Joni's later albums either, Blue being an eternal favorite.
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« Reply #28518 on: January 16, 2022, 02:39:38 PM »
I am cross posting this album from the Jazz Thread in case some who visit here and do not visit there might be familiar with Chris Rea and may not be aware of this album.


Chris Rea: Hofner Blue Notes





I cannot say that I am familiar with the music of Chris Rea other than that now festive standard of his. However, I was given the opportunity to listen to this album with which I was very impressed. It is different, and, for those who like categorisations, a sort of cross over between jazz, blues and easy listening. I truly found it all to be really very interesting and engaging. The music making is really very good and the musicians create a wonderful atmosphere throughout the album. I do believe that this music warrants some attention, particularly in the relaxing/downtime mode. No vocals involved here.
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