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Postby El Vez » Sat May 20, 2006 4:51 pm

Pop and Blue both gave you some can't miss recommendations and I would just like to add that Cohen is also the beneficiary of two superlative tribute records; I'm Your Fan and Tower of Song. Much like Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen is unearthly with that songwriters' pen but his voice can be a tough sell if you're not in the mood for it. I also like Jennifer Warnes' Famous Blue Raincoat which is an entire record of his work although the production is very, very 80's.

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Postby Chrille » Sat May 20, 2006 8:42 pm

Mr. Average wrote:Chrille:

You hit it out of the park with that grouping. Wow. Anyone who can get Muddy Waters, Joni, XTC, AND the Mahavishnu Orchestra in one outting is borderline heroic.


pophead2k wrote:Not to mention the Leonard Cohen.


As in, "that's alot of good music to digest at one time" or "that's an unusual mix of music"?

I just started out listening to Cohen the first week of the year. It was Songs Of Love And Hate. I fell in love with it on first listen. It just keeps growing on me too!

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Postby Mr. Average » Sat May 27, 2006 5:14 pm

It is an unusually good mix of music.

I am thankful for the Leonard Cohen recommendations. And the less mainstream the vocal, the better. There are a zillion american idol vocalists. There is only one Tom Waits.

Can you imagine Tom as a contestant on American Idol. What would the judges say?

Now that would be memorable.
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Postby Mr. Average » Sat May 27, 2006 5:20 pm

Paul Simon "Surprise" (with sonic landscapes by Brian Eno). e-gads! Steve Gadd on drums. The Eno textures on Simons world, folk, pop, trybrid formula actually work, and make an already good product better.

Cannonball Adderley: "Somethin' Else" (Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Art Blakely).

Wayne Shorter: "Speak No Evil" (Fredie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones).
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Postby ice nine » Sat May 27, 2006 9:32 pm

The Essential Doc Watson

I've heard about Doc's genius so when I saw this disc for $2.50 I figured I shouldn't pass it up. I'm glad I didn't.

I was surprised to hear a song he does called 'Rising Sun Blues'. It starts, 'There is a house in New Orleans, they call the Rising Sun'. I didn't know that 'The House of The Rising Sun' is a traditional song dating back to the 17th century. I found this interesting site about cover versions:

http://www.secondhandsongs.com/song/6485.html
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Postby pophead2k » Sun May 28, 2006 8:17 am

Gnarls Barkley (I know, I know....)
The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Stones- Beggars Banquet

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Postby Bad Ambassador » Sun May 28, 2006 11:16 am

Mr. Average wrote:Cannonball Adderley: "Somethin' Else" (Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Art Blakely).


Ah, I adore that record. Perfect from start to finish. For anyone able to play DVD-Audio, I have to recommend the HDAD version of this that is as close to hearing the master-tapes as you're ever going to get.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon May 29, 2006 1:37 pm

Scott Walker - The Drift
Shack - The Corner Of Miles And Gil

Just arrived from CD Wow, but have not had the chance to listen to them yet. From all accounts the Scott Walker disc may take some time to absorb.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon May 29, 2006 2:34 pm

May 29 = release date for TRIR, so down to Fopp in the pouring rain for the version with DVD. Played the CD twice and so far liking it hugely. Feels like a happy and succesful collaboration, and liking the overall blend of Imposters + horns plus Toussaint's magisterial piaano. I wouldn't mind a CD of just solo Allen on piano. It'sa beautiful thing. Several stand-out songs on the LP, e.g. title track. Some which for me are fillerish, but they'll probably grow too. AT has clearly written some fine songs.

Also, a week ahead of when I was expecting to see it, this little item:

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About to play it soon, dead excited! Lovely packaging as ever with Scrit. That's his fifth LP proper in 25 years (not including the Early comp). Hoping he'll go on tour soon.
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Postby Mike Boom » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:02 am

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:00 pm

Have had Randy Newman's Good Old Boys on vinyl for three or four years now, but finally ordered the deluxe edition CD. Glad to finally have this one on CD
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Postby invisible Pole » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:44 pm

Just ordered :
- The River In Reverse
- Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues 2-CD reissue
- Beautiful South - Superbi
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:55 am

I've just ordered

River in Reverse - Japanese edition

Stepping Out of Line - Anthology - The Au Pairs (one of my favourite bands of the 1970s/80s)

Who the **** are the Arctic Monkeys? EP - Arctic Monkeys
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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:06 am

As well as RiR, I bought the new Futureheads. I have that AM EP, very average compared to the LP.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:05 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:Stepping Out of Line - Anthology - The Au Pairs (one of my favourite bands of the 1970s/80s)

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Postby BlueChair » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:39 pm

Calexico - Garden Ruin

Quite a bit different from their earlier work, maybe. But it's still great music. I especially like "Bisbee Blue"
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:02 pm

BlueChair wrote:Calexico - Garden Ruin

Quite a bit different from their earlier work, maybe. But it's still great music. I especially like "Bisbee Blue"


I'm a bit disappointed in the new one - an element of mystery lacking in much of it.
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:15 am

WSS -

Just curious - are you sticking to your self imposed monthly cd budget?
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:58 am

Err, more or less. Got the Calexico a few months ago, EC and Camera Obscura this month. I'm probably a bit over my budget TBH, but not as bad as last year.

PS - Ah fuck it, who am I kidding? No!
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Postby bambooneedle » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:46 am

Boy With A Problem wrote:WSS -

Just curious - are you sticking to your self imposed monthly cd budget?

I've been thinking the same thing. :D

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:59 pm

Hard to take seriously with that cover! Dave Lee Travis crossed with the honey monster at the piano.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:18 pm

That's Bill Evans in his late career coke fiend hide-behind-the-beard phase. Still put out some brilliant albums during that period. The live "Turn Out the Stars" is something else.
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Postby BlueChair » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:07 am

Just a regular remaster, not a hybrid SACD - but they did a really good job at cleaning this one up:

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:25 am

It's Friday and I went out and bought some discs -

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Postby miss buenos aires » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:07 pm

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