After listening to Crowded House’s Woodface earlier, we got through a bit of vinyl on Saturday night, so here’s brief rundown of what we played. I think this came from an Amazon.fr purchase a year or two back, and I assume we’ve listened to it before but can’t say for sure. Nice early 60s jazz from a pretty impressive trio. Not a great fan of some of the bass, but overall very nice. I picked Continue Reading
I ordered this from HMV last weekend as they were having a sale – I couldn’t turn down this classic album (on vinyl) for the bargain price of £8.99.I also picked up another favourite, which will be along later. Side 1 is jam-packed with favourites – Chocolate Cake, Fall At Your Feet, Weather With You and Four Seasons On One Day. Side 2 has There Goes God and How Will You Go.But the others are Continue Reading
This one was a bit of a punt – I’d never (knowingly) heard any of their music, but a good friend of mine rates them so when I saw that they were doing a small handful of shows in the UK, but including Bristol, I thought I’d give it a go.This hasn’t always worked out well – Gaslight Anthem being the worst (the nearest I’ve ever come to leaving a gig early).But it has worked Continue Reading
Given that we’re all on lockdown, we’ve already had 3 concerts cancelled or postponed. We were due to see Darius Brubeck (son of Dave, of “Take 5” fame) at St George’s in mid-March (no idea whether that’s going to be re-arranged or not) The Devon Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Exeter Cathedral on the 28th April has been cancelled – a friend of ours plays viola in the orchestra, and is therefore partly responsible for the Continue Reading
After quite a gap, we went back to playing a couple of records while we had dinner on Saturday – and I picked out a couple from the various charity shop purchases earlier the year, which we’d not listened to yet. First up was this one – picked out at the charity shop’s jazz section. I think it must have been £1, especially given the torn sleeve, but the disc was in good condition. Jackie Continue Reading
Deutsche Grammophon 139010Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan This a keeper – two pieces of music that I know, one of which I really like (Bolero).And yes, I probably know Pictures at an Exhibition more from Emerson Lake & Palmer that I do from classical versions. If you haven’t seen the ballet of Bolero, look it up. I recommend the Sylvie Guillem version.
CBS Classics 614311970 This is a little unexpected – you don’t see many “Best Of” albums in the classical world. It opens, of course, with Fanfare For The Common Man. I can’t hear the start of it without expecting it to burst into the bass-driven Emerson Lake and Palmer version. Which is probably heresy, but that’s my rock background for you. The rest of it (El Salon Mexico, Celebration from “Billy The Kid”, Hoe Down Continue Reading
Oscars Moteekor; Torsten Nilsson; Alf Linder; Marianne MellnasPROP 77621980 Next random selection and it’s organ music, which was unexpected. There was a specific section in my dad’s collection for organ music, and all of that has (rightfully) been stashed away in the garage while work out what on earth to do with it. Because the one thing we don’t want to do with it is listen to it.But the rules say that if you pick Continue Reading
* but were afraid to ask forKazdin/ShepherdCBS 73146 I’m having a bit of a blogging day – I’m also blogging some of my photos over at http://www.shendy.co.uk/blog/ – and needed something on in the background, so I’m delving into the random depths of my dad’s vinyl. Dear god, this is as bad as you would think it might be. This is not a keeper!
I wrote a while back about my Springsteen download problem, and that problem hasn’t gone away – although there have actually been a small handful of shows he’s released that I haven’t bought. There’s usually a show released on the first Friday of each month, but this month I saw that it had been delayed for “a seasonal release”, and one thing sprang immediately to mind – are they going to release the 1978 San Continue Reading