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2 hours ago, Richard R said:

That's a great story!  I bought Kind of Blue in early 2001 and played it to death. Then started working though Miles' earlier work, then to Bit  ches Brew, and still finding new albums and things.

Off to play Big Fun now 🙂

 

 

I've purchased SO many copies of Kind Of Blue over the years. I hope you bought the Columbia/Legacy CK64935 release. It's easily the best sounding of the bunch, and the first (OK, second, but the Mastersound version doesn't have the alternate take of Flamenco Sketches) to correct the speed issue on 3 songs. The tape deck used in their recording was 5% off speed, and those songs were sharp enough to sound in the wrong key.

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Anna Meredith.

20 minutes of sheer brilliance.
Exquisite tension, uplifting joy - put a smile on my face, tears in my eyes and hope in my heart.
I could go on, but the video has it all and more.

This is also fabulous.

 

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On 22/09/2020 at 23:20, TheMaartian said:

I hope you bought the Columbia/Legacy CK64935 release

Yes, that's what I bought. I keep thinking I should learn the bass part to So What, but will probably never get round to it 🙄

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10 hours ago, BreadBin said:

I could go on, but the video has it all and more.

 

I have to admit that my reaction to Nautilus (the starting piece) was the same as the drummer in the corner initially adopted. I enjoyed the others though.

Maybe it's just too early in the morning for slow-build tracks 😉

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39 minutes ago, Richard R said:

I have to admit that my reaction to Nautilus (the starting piece) was the same as the drummer in the corner initially adopted. I enjoyed the others though.

Maybe it's just too early in the morning for slow-build tracks 😉

I just love how it's in a state of constant tension, building to a tremendous climax.

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1 hour ago, BreadBin said:

I just love how it's in a state of constant tension, building to a tremendous climax.

It’s certainly too early in the morning for a tremendous climax.

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6 minutes ago, Frank Blank said:

It’s certainly too early in the morning for a tremendous climax.

Speak for yourself 😛

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I've gone right off most kinds of rock at the moment. Only stuff with synths in or obscure 60s garage appears to float my current boat. The nastier and shorter the better.  Probably a metaphor for something?

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'Dummy', Portishead. 

Rather passed me by when it appeared, but I catch on, slowly.

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5 minutes ago, alyctes said:

'Dummy', Portishead. 

Rather passed me by when it appeared, but I catch on, slowly.

Me too, despite seeing them a couple of times. Took me many years to get into them but can’t get enough now!

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32 minutes ago, alyctes said:

'Dummy', Portishead. 

Rather passed me by when it appeared, but I catch on, slowly.

It's sublime.

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1 hour ago, alyctes said:

'Dummy', Portishead. 

Rather passed me by when it appeared, but I catch on, slowly.

I like Dummy, but love the third album '3'.

And I would like to again plug Geoff Barrows other band 'Beak'. Just don't call them a side project in Geoff's earshot😄!

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On 23/09/2020 at 14:15, NancyJohnson said:

UFO today.  News of the upcoming Strangers 8CD boxset made my heart jump.  What a band.

I saw that. All the recorded gigs for the album - and neither Mother Mary or This Kids appear on the set lists!

There was talk once upon a time that the studio sessions for the two tracks would be part of any deluxe release but that looks like it’s fallen by the wayside.

Schenker’s big gripe with the album (and allegedly the final tipping point for his departure) is the version that Ron Nevison and the band chose of Rock Bottom (“poor Rock Bottom”) so we’ll now get to hear the other options!

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1 minute ago, Old Man Riva said:

I saw that. All the recorded gigs for the album - and neither Mother Mary or This Kids appear on the set lists!

These were studio recordings with audience added.  Apparently they weren't actually the headline band when they recorded Strangers... Allegedly supporting Rush!  The audacity!

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30 minutes ago, NancyJohnson said:

These were studio recordings with audience added.  Apparently they weren't actually the headline band when they recorded Strangers... Allegedly supporting Rush!  The audacity!

I never really minded that the two tracks weren’t actually from the shows. Seems odd to think about it now!

Yes, around that time they were sharing the bill with some really good bands - along with Rush they (co?) headlined with Cheap Trick, which is a gig that I would have loved to have seen.

There’s been a fair bit of shenanigans with live albums over the years - someone once told me (and I have no reason to doubt them given how close they were to the project!) that most of the crowd noise on Live and Dangerous is actually from live Bowie recordings/gigs - obviously not the bit where they’re chanting “Lizzy”! 

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Talk of Portishead has led me to my favourite of the ‘Bristol’ artists, Tricky.

Blue Lines was a game changer when it was released but, for me, Tricky has always been the true maverick.

Maxinquaye is still one of my favourite albums.

 

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On 23/09/2020 at 20:55, BreadBin said:

Anna Meredith.

 

14 hours ago, Richard R said:

I have to admit that my reaction to Nautilus (the starting piece) was the same as the drummer in the corner initially adopted

That first piece reminded me of this obscure classic: Athletico Spizz 80 - Clocks Are Big

 

 

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2 hours ago, Old Man Riva said:

I never really minded that the two tracks weren’t actually from the shows. Seems odd to think about it now!

 

Both tracks were recorded on a day off on the tour at the request of Producer Ron Nevison, they set up their gear in the studio (Record Plant West) and blasted through them.

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