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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy
    Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy
    Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop
    Excellent!!!
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    You've started something now, I'm listening to "The Best Of" (although I'm sure it's not).

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Today, the Stones' "Through The Past, Darkly: Big Hits, Vol 2."

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    Marquee Moon - Television (on my new turntable, thanks to our own 'Rod' :) )

    and Ryan Adams - Gold - on cd

    :)

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    Miles Davis: Bitches Brew.

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    One of the best hard rock albums ever! :headbang:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9O82ydYL_c

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    Peace In Our Time - Big Country (yesterday) :)

    Scotlands greatest band?............

    :)

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    Amy Wineheart: Rehab. Very nice tune and a nice surprise. Thought it would be crap to be honest but she is quite good. Great voice and the production isn't too overdone.

    Just got Tom Waits' Blood Money and Alice on vinyl. Holeheartedly recommended! While I can't really tell much sonic difference from the cds to the vinyls, there certainly is a different "feel" to the sound :)

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    I've just discovered this:

    http://www.channel4.com/music/mymusi...o/podcast.html

    You can subscribe to it via iTunes.

    M.

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    Salvador Bacarisse 'Concertino for Guitar and Orchestra in A minor'. Superb :)

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    All day long ;-)

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    I've been listening to Paul Carrack's "Satisfy My Soul" this morning. Great singer/songwriter and he sounds so much like Sam Cooke on the first track.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Great singer/songwriter and he sounds so much like Sam Cooke on the first track.

    Eddie
    Hey Eddie, check out James Hunter. You'd probably like him a lot.
    He was up for a Grammy award here in the States for hos latest album, "People Gonna Talk." Sounds like Ray Charles and Sam Cooke got together and made a love child... He's phenomenal.

    I've seen him once, and have tickets to see him again in about a month.

    http://jameshuntermusic.com/

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    Have just dug out some of my old and not oft played vinyls and have been enjoying some forgotten nostalgia.......

    Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene

    Lindisfarne - Roll On Ruby

    Christie - For All Mankind

    Can't find my Hapshash & The Coloured Coat LP anywhere though :cry:
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    I'm going to dig out the Joe Cocker "Mad Dogs" double album on vinyl tonight. Some vintage Leon Russell on there as well.

    Eddie
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    More nostalgia this morning. Back to the 1960's with.........

    Walkin With The Shadows - The Shadows

    Dance With The Shadows - The Shadows

    and I've just wound the volume up on Pink Floyd's Relics album. :shock:

    Stuff I haven't played for years. I'm now so pumped up I'm off to the gym when this one finishes. And when I get back I've got La Traviata all lined up to unwind with. :)

    Ah, older music................ when the ability to play a musical instrument and/or sing was far more important than miming to a fancy video.

    Kids of today don't know what they missed. :wink: :roll: :D :D :D :D

    This afternoon I think I'll dig out some of my 45's and get really nostalgic. :lol: :lol:
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    Something french today:

    We can't stop here, this is bat country.


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    I'm listening to Steely Dan's Aja for the first time in years.

    Wayne Shorter plays on this one.

    It is just so well put together. Wonderful, timeless.

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    Went to see..........

    Jethro Tull last friday in Shepards Bush Empire in London.
    acoustic and with a small chamber orchestra...
    great gig....... wonderful evening
    to each their own taste but Ian Anderson is a talented man and his way to interact (even though he has been telling some jokes for many years) makes for a great evening

    so lots the old vinyl has been on the recordplayer

    @ Eddie.... Paul Carrack is another multi talented guy as a solo artist or with Mike & the Mechanics, his vocal capabilities always stand out...

    @Simon ..... payed all the CD's out a citizen box two weeks ago.... never get bored with these guys....

    Jeroen

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    Saw James Hunter again last night.
    Fantastic as before.

    http://www.jameshuntermusic.com

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    In the car today-

    Bryan Ferry-Dylanesque
    Muse-Black Holes and Revelations

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    Rainbow - I surrender at mo.

    Just deciding next..............
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    If you want to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, try listening to Handel's "Zadok The Priest" - LOUD! This music really makes me feel good.

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD
    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    That is like some horrific acid flashback; thank Philips for CD. I Don't get it ? John Wilson.
    But have you had the chance to hear a good analogue system?
    Digital is easy, convenient and for most people more than good enough. Most of my music comes from a media server and I love the convenience but if I want to enjoy a piece of music, it has to be analogue.
    Just as digital cameras have almost replaced film because they have a big advantage in speed and convenience and for most things are now more than good enough, if you enlarge any digital photo enough you will see jagged edges. If you compare that with a well taken picture using say Ilford Pan F B&W film, you will be able to see a range of tone and detail that digital can never match.
    Digital music is no different, if you get right into it, it's made up of a lot of jagged edges. Good analogue, if being listened to, will portray a range of musical tone, emotion and micro acoustics that digital just lacks.
    Some people suggest it's a memory thing? Just like we often prefer the original to a cover of a song, because that is how we first heard it, so maybe many of us prefer the sound of analogue because that is the kind of music delivery that got us into our music?
    Well put Geoff! A good turntable will floor any CD player and I prove it time and time again with my customers. We don't hear digitally and there will always be information missing in the digital domain that analogue preserves -- our lugs are the best measuring instruments there are! :)

    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si
    I'm listening to Steely Dan's Aja for the first time in years.

    Wayne Shorter plays on this one.

    It is just so well put together. Wonderful, timeless.
    Class Si :D

    Dusty Springfield for me :shock:

    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod
    A good turntable will floor any CD player and I prove it time and time again with my customers.
    It has to be a very good turntable through an excellent hi-fi in a decent room. Oh, and the records need to be looked after very well.

    Actually, thinking about it, I wonder if this LPs are better than CDs is true of newer recordings. Sure, we don't listen digitally, but we now record almost exclusively digitally. A decent LP can just try to replicate the digital recording precisely whereas a CD will hit it every time, bit for bit.

    Oh, and I'm currently listening to Kate Bush, Mogwai and Joanna Newsom with a bit of Nine Inch Nails when I start to get drowsy. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugwash
    Quote Originally Posted by Rod
    A good turntable will floor any CD player and I prove it time and time again with my customers.
    It has to be a very good turntable through an excellent hi-fi in a decent room. Oh, and the records need to be looked after very well.
    Actually, thinking about it, I wonder if this LPs are better than CDs is true of newer recordings. Sure, we don't listen digitally, but we now record almost exclusively digitally. A decent LP can just try to replicate the digital recording precisely whereas a CD will hit it every time, bit for bit.

    Oh, and I'm currently listening to Kate Bush, Mogwai and Joanna Newsom with a bit of Nine Inch Nails when I start to get drowsy. :D

    I'm not sure I can agree with your first point, but it is a subjective thing.
    To many, the lower noise floor and increased dynamic range available in digital, create a sound that they may well prefer. Just as many prefer the similar benefits derived from solid state amplification as opposed to valves.
    But for those who enjoy the depth of musical emotion, natural tempo, and sense of the recorded acoustic that seem to be naturally available from a true analogue system (and that does include the recording chain) then even a low cost Project turntable with a Grado or Ortofon cartridge, played through a sympathetically put together system, can provide qualities that just do not exist in any CD based system.
    I do not presume to claim one is "better" than the other, they are just different. But I know which I prefer :wink:

    I do agree with your point about taking typical modern digital recordings and putting them out on vinyl :roll: . Fortunately, there are still "audiophile" recording company's putting out new releases that have been analogue mastered - with valves all the way from the microphones to the cutting head 8) .

    This evening was Supertramp - Crime of the Century (brilliant! but has to be played loud) , followed by Alan Parsons Project- Tales of Mystery & Imagination.

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    I liked the Alan Parsons stuff when Colin Blunstone was involved. I've still got some in the garage I think, on cassette (shudder).

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD
    I'm not sure I can agree with your first point, but it is a subjective thing.
    True, but consider that not all DACs are born equal.

    ps. I never label myself an audiophile as I prefer to listen to the music than to the Stereo. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Colin Blunstone
    A great singer with a beautiful voice 8)


    Listened to Miles Davis 'Miles Ahead' today - I do like the Gil Evans albums 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Colin Blunstone
    A great singer with a beautiful voice 8)
    Agreed, I saw him live a couple of years back, still as good.

    I see they are using "Time of the season" on a Magners cider ad on TV
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    The most beautiful woman of all time ;-)
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    Nat King Cole "Stardust."

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    Muse, "Black Holes" earlier, Regina Spektor "Begin to Hope" now. If only I could make a guitar or piano sound like that!

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    Late Sunday morning so I'm listening to some Buckwheat Zydeco.

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    We can't stop here, this is bat country.


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    Jimmy Buffett: Banana Wind CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBe
    I was checking out my Dad's vinyl's the other day and came accross:

    "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds"

    Do any of you vinyl owners have this?

    I think it's pretty bad ass
    My dad had it on vinyl. I have it on MP3 now. How times change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    Jackson Browne..great LP! Right now it's some Eddie Money-Peter Gabrial-and Procol Harum. John Wilson.
    Eddie Money..........

    Only know one song.

    'Take Me Home Tonight'. Duet with Ronnie Spector. Good track.
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    Got McCartney's new one Tuesday. It's pretty good.

    Have a feeling it'll grow on me. I can't help but enjoy "Ever Present Past." It's really "poppy," but I like it. Like vintage McCartney.

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    Right now:

    We can't stop here, this is bat country.


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    At the moment...........

    My granddaughter rabbiting on :cry:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Si
    I'm listening to Steely Dan's Aja for the first time in years.

    Wayne Shorter plays on this one.

    It is just so well put together. Wonderful, timeless.
    .
    Si...
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    Wayne Shorter, Ju-Ju on Blue Note, the Rudy Van Gelder edition, my album of the year so far...
    .
    I know it's not from 2007, but it's tremendous...
    .
    All the best...
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    ​Jim.

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    Awesome!! A must......

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    I have to own up to Guns and Roses.

    It is an itch that has to be scratched every few months.

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    Porcupine Tree - 'Fear of a Blank Planet'

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    The Beatles "Rubber Soul" at the moment with "Revolver" and "Beatles For Sale" later. "Rubber Soul" is astonishingly good.

    Eddie
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    Ozzy's new album - 'tis cool - IMHO anyway.

    Also Ian Hunter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    ......... "Rubber Soul" is astonishingly good.

    Eddie
    I have always considered it their best album Eddie.

    "Norwegian wood", "In my life"........ magnificent. :D
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