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Post by Fergus » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:50 am

Robert Fripp & The League of Crafty Guitarists; Show of Hands....

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Post by moldyoldie » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:13 pm

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David Gilmour
-David Gilmour
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Anyone who takes delight in the singular guitar stylings heard in post-Barrett Pink Floyd, and wishes to eschew the group's heavy lyrical angst, will certainly enjoy David Gilmour's initial solo foray from 1978, the year following PF's Animals. Right off in the initial cut, a simple extended instrumental titled "Mihalis", are heard those marvelous, dream-laden chords put to a simple beat before branching out into a diverse working of Gilmour's signature guitar sound. The following tune, "There's No Way Out of Here", received some extensive radio airplay in certain quarters -- it's certainly a decent enough tune in the Floyd mold replete with female choral backing. "Cry from the Street" develops as a fairly mundane blues, also in the Floyd mold, before jumping headlong into a tasty coda. "So Far Away" is a soaring ballad. In "Short and Sweet", an otherwise unexceptional tune, are first heard those familiar chords so memorably proffered a year later in the refrain of PF's "Run Like Hell" from The Wall. "Raise My Rent" is another dreamy instrumental blues styling. "No Way" is often taken as a statement on the state of Pink Floyd at the time -- I wouldn't know, but it again attaches a dreamy blues and Gilmour's soft-core voice to a Floydian arrangement. In "Deafinitely", Gilmour goes techno in an instrumental dialogue between his guitar and a howling synth. "I Can't Breathe Anymore" begins as a beautiful ballad before the guitar takes flight in bringing the album to a satisfying close. The re-mastered sound is most exemplary.

About Face
-David Gilmour
COLUMBIA

This album from 1984, co-produced by Bob Ezrin, gives us much more elaborate arrangements and diverse stylings than Gilmour's eponymous first solo outing. The opener "Until We Sleep", a fan favorite on tour, is also a personal favorite along with the funky brass-infused "Blue Light". "Murder" begins as a poignant, movingly sung ballad before exploding into a vocal and guitar workout. "Love on the Air" and "Out of the Blue" are mostly delightful tunes. Gilmour grabs Pete Townshend's lyric in "All Lovers Are Deranged" and gives us a powerfully compact, straight-ahead rocker that displays an edge in his voice rarely heard. Elsewhere, the tunes are mostly variable and the lyrics often inscrutable. The closing tunes, two ballads, are disappointingly innocuous. However, despite some bombastic indulgences, good musical taste ostensibly prevails. Again, the remastered sound from Columbia is excellent, more vivid than my LP of this album.
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The Talking Heads, Fear of Music

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Post by bricon » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:15 am

Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Bob Jones, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, John Kahn, Taj Mahal et al.

Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West

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Post by karlhenning » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:39 pm

Jeff Beck, There & Back

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Post by bricon » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:57 pm

Frank Zappa - Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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Post by bricon » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:11 pm

Another great late-60s set from the Fillmore West.

Albert King – Live Wire Blues Power

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Worth the price of admission for the knockout version of Night Stomp alone.

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Post by RichardMitnick » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:39 am

Yesterday, I heard organist and pianist Sam Yahel on NPR's web site, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =125692214
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Post by karlhenning » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:46 pm

Eric Dolphy, Out There

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Post by DavidRoss » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:09 pm

Cool. In every which way. One of my favorite tracks is Serene
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

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Post by bricon » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:34 am

Rock of Ages - The Band

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Post by Fergus » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:22 pm

Bob Dylan - New Morning....

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Post by bricon » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:58 pm

A Hard Road - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers

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A great 1967 recording featuring Peter Green on guitar, who replaced Eric Clapton in the band.

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:53 pm

moldyoldie wrote: About Face
-David Gilmour
COLUMBIA

This album from 1984, co-produced by Bob Ezrin, gives us much more elaborate arrangements and diverse stylings than Gilmour's eponymous first solo outing. The opener "Until We Sleep", a fan favorite on tour, is also a personal favorite along with the funky brass-infused "Blue Light". "Murder" begins as a poignant, movingly sung ballad before exploding into a vocal and guitar workout. "Love on the Air" and "Out of the Blue" are mostly delightful tunes. Gilmour grabs Pete Townshend's lyric in "All Lovers Are Deranged" and gives us a powerfully compact, straight-ahead rocker that displays an edge in his voice rarely heard. Elsewhere, the tunes are mostly variable and the lyrics often inscrutable. The closing tunes, two ballads, are disappointingly innocuous. However, despite some bombastic indulgences, good musical taste ostensibly prevails. Again, the remastered sound from Columbia is excellent, more vivid than my LP of this album.
That's my photo on the sleeve, in fact that's my leather jacket... :lol:
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Post by moldyoldie » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:33 am

Chalkperson wrote:That's my photo on the sleeve...
No kidding? :D Great work! Which came first, the album title or the photo?
Chalkperson wrote:...in fact that's my leather jacket... :lol:
GET OUT! :o :lol:
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Post by bricon » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:59 pm

Fergus: I have been listening to a lot of Hendrix lately – mainly live material, outtakes and alternate versions (of material from the 3 studio albums).

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Post by Fergus » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:14 pm

bricon wrote:Fergus: I have been listening to a lot of Hendrix lately – mainly live material, outtakes and alternate versions (of material from the 3 studio albums).
I find that the music still sounds fresh and interesting....even after all of the intervening years :D

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:52 pm

moldyoldie wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:That's my photo on the sleeve...
No kidding? :D Great work! Which came first, the album title or the photo?
Chalkperson wrote:...in fact that's my leather jacket... :lol:
GET OUT! :o :lol:
I'm not sure about the title, can't remember if we knew that...Dave is the sweetest person you could ever meet, i'm honored to know him although I have not seen him in a number of years...I started working for The Floyd in 1973 and have seen every Tour since then, being Dave's friend I kept clear of Roger, he's mellowed a bit in recent years but it's impossible to forgive and forget his behaviour on the Wall, he's touring with that this summer, it was the best show I ever saw, and, i'm one of a small number of people who saw "behind" the Wall...another highlight was seeing the rehearsals for their last tour in 1992, they rehearsed in an Aircraft Hanger in Toronto Airport, the last night of rehearsals we saw the complete show with lasers and everything, there were only about six of us in the 'audience', David Bowie and Simon Lebon were there and so were Starr and I, we sat in directors chairs sipping champagne, then for the 'encore' they opened the hanger doors and Jumbo Jets passed by...it was awesome...
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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:55 pm

Fergus wrote:
bricon wrote:Fergus: I have been listening to a lot of Hendrix lately – mainly live material, outtakes and alternate versions (of material from the 3 studio albums).
I find that the music still sounds fresh and interesting....even after all of the intervening years :D
They put out another 'new' album recently, it's nowhere nearly as good as Voodoo Soup, they have milked him to death... :wink:

That said, the new remastering of Electric Ladyland is incredible... :D
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Post by bricon » Sat May 01, 2010 12:08 am

Some wonderful blues/rock jams from the late '60s:

Super Session

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and

The Live Adventures Of Michael Bloomfield & Al Kooper

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When Bloomfield was "on" he was the sweetest sounding blues guitar slinger.

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Post by bricon » Sat May 01, 2010 11:00 pm

[/i}Sky[/i} could almost be posted on the main (Classical Music) board.

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Post by Fergus » Sun May 02, 2010 5:16 am

bricon wrote:[/i}Sky[/i} could almost be posted on the main (Classical Music) board.
The drums and electric guitar may not go down too well with some people :wink: :D

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Post by AbbyInk » Tue May 04, 2010 10:52 am

Listening to Max Richter these days.
His albums make excellent low-key background noise while I work.
Good stuff :wink:

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That used to be one of my favourite albums...
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Post by Fergus » Wed May 05, 2010 1:54 pm

Chalkperson wrote:That used to be one of my favourite albums...
Yes, I still enjoy it Chalkie....even after all of these years :D

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Post by bricon » Wed May 05, 2010 7:42 pm

A tight live set from some of the pioneers of the original "British Invasion".

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Post by Neytiri » Fri May 07, 2010 8:43 am

Beyoncé doing electropop in her platinum single, which was a smash-hit of summer 2009. 8)


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Donovan: Open Road....


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Post by Fergus » Sun May 09, 2010 4:31 am

I have not heard a recording of Dusty in a long time....but I always liked her voice :D
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Fergus wrote:I have not heard a recording of Dusty in a long time....but I always likes her voice :D
That's one of THE greatest albums of all time... :wink:
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Chalkperson wrote:That's one of THE greatest albums of all time... :wink:
A strong recommendation :!:

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Post by Chalkperson » Wed May 12, 2010 10:25 pm

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The Pious Bird of Good Omen...

More commonly known as...

An Albatross... :lol:

Every time, Fergus, that's a favourite of both myself and Elvis, as teenagers we both wore out our LP's...

I recently paid $60 for a Japanese BluRay Audio CD of this...
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Post by Fergus » Thu May 13, 2010 4:36 pm

There is some great music on it Chalkie. Peter Green is playing in Dublin this weekend and the advertising on the radio prompted me to play the CD.

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One of my all time favourites, the Drummerless Blues Band...excellent stuff...
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