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Post by Seamus on 5/20/2019, 5:10 pm

Folks sit back in a comfy chair and listen to your fave vinyl records. I am creating this thread for those of us who want to chat about vinyl. So let us know what you are listening to. Post pics of your records and anything related to that golden age of Hi-Fi.

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Post by Seamus on 5/20/2019, 5:11 pm

Tonights musical selection at my house.

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Post by Seamus on 5/22/2019, 5:34 pm

Tonights mood is Prog Rock.

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Post by Space Cadet on 5/22/2019, 7:45 pm

Boss, there was a time when I had both those albums. And can it still be called "Prog Rock" when the album's 46 years old? It was "Prog" then but now it's classic. Classic Prog Rock??? I may have strayed into oxymoron territory. Or, maybe I should have left the "oxy" out? Suddenly, my pointy little head hurts.

Oh well. It ain't vinyl, but at least others can follow along...



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Post by Seamus on 5/23/2019, 10:57 am

Classic Space Classic I call it prog as if I was still back there listening in my bedroom at home. Mom upstairs cooking me blasting my ears off with headphones on listening to Starship Trooper...
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Post by Seamus on 5/23/2019, 4:17 pm

Meandering through my prog/Classic rock here is tonights selection.

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Post by Space Cadet on 5/23/2019, 5:22 pm

I still remember my first exposure to Yes. It was their Close to the Edge album. The title song was the entire side 1 and my mind was blown. 1968 thru 1975 was an amazin' time for music. There was so much experimentation goin' on then.
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Post by Seamus on 5/23/2019, 6:49 pm

I saw Yes live a few times they were amazing and indulgent. 15 min instrumentals. When I went to University my friend ran the University theatre so he got me tickets to everyone. I spent 7 years of Uni watching so many bands. Dire Straits, Tears for Fear. Clapton, BB. King, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Genesis, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitte. Stevie Ray Vaughn I saw him 3 times. Rush, INXS, Peter Gabrielle, U2 maybe 25 times, David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Men at Work, Split Enz, Richard Thompson maybe 15 times, Donovan, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Wing, Muse three times, Lana Del Rey, SuperTramp, Police.... And the list goes on and on.....
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Post by artatoldotr on 5/23/2019, 9:46 pm

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You were fortunate to have seen so many of the bands that we now call classic.
I myself was in the music business in four different decades from 1959-1981 and met many amazing artists from all walks of life.
However, my favourite artist of all time that I met was Nana Mouskouri. What an amazing woman. Down to earth, just like you and I, and loved her family. She never spent more than 2 weeks away from her children while on tour. She stopped and returned home and then returned to her tour.
Great memories!
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Post by Seamus on 5/24/2019, 6:26 am

Nana Mouskouri was my Moms favourite singer and she saw her in concert many times. And how cool was I as a kid I took my Mom to the Moody Blues with me.

And I want to hear way, way more about your life in the music business.

One of the best live acts was Chris DeBurg before the lady in red crap. His stage show was 3 hours of brilliance. Followed closely by Al Stewart. He was amazing musician, singer and story teller. In summers I would attend folk festivals and see amazing acts. Pentangle, Fairport Convention. Solomon Burke, and so many more acts. I consumed music and books voraciously. I could buy a new car with what I have spent.
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Post by Seamus on 5/24/2019, 7:09 pm

Tonights selection classic Bowie.

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Post by Seamus on 5/25/2019, 7:35 pm

Tonights musical selection is the always brilliant Mike Oldfield and his return to Ommadawn. The original is impossible to top but I find this one very relaxing.

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Post by Seamus on 5/31/2019, 5:36 pm

So tonights vinyl selection is more classic Mike Oldfield.

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Post by Seamus on 6/3/2019, 8:37 am

The thing I like about my rediscovering the joy of vinyl is the search for music I missed my first time round. Gerry Rafferty has just hit my radar. Of course I heard Baker Street growing up but I did not move beyond that into his body of work. Now I am discovering what a gem his music is. This is why this is an adventure. A treasure hunt.

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Post by Seamus on 6/7/2019, 3:24 pm

Tonights vinyl selection is a jazz sampler put together by my vinyl club. Has Mingus, Ella, Nina Simone and many others. Friday night was made for Jazz.

Next up my brand new pressing of Tubular Bells. Very exciting....
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Post by Bill_Atkins on 6/8/2019, 2:33 am

Seamus,
ok, I am a little jealous. The only album I have from Mike Oldfield is "Tubular Bells" and I bought it when the song came out, before the movie. Your comments about "Ommadawn" drove me close to buying the vinyl but so far I have resisted.

Would love your feedback; is "Ommadawn" worth it in vinyl versus "Tubular Bells"? Anyone else want to chime in? I am close to the edge, just give me a push.   Razz

I did buy "City to City" when it was released based on the song "Baker Street". I did that with a bunch of stuff in the 70's and 80's. Many times is worked out: Foreigner, Boston, Elton John, Steely Dan, and once in a while not so much. So happy to see someone else who enjoyed his sound as much as I.

So a couple that I have been listening to lately are:

Hank Wilson's Back, Volume 1 - Made me fall in love with Leon Russell all over again a few years after the movie "Mad Dogs and Englishmen". He made the production and music in that tour. "Hank Wilson.." was my first introduction to Hank Williams who I know so little about. At that time in my life I was not a country guy.

Then I like "Will of the Wisp" which is another Leon album but just a totally different sound. Sometimes, I just think his voice and lyrics have something to make me want to cry.

And one day while shopping for records, which was a thing in the early 80's, I listened to a guy who played an electronic harp while I was shopping. His name was Andreas Vollenweider and his music drove me crazy. I took my choices to the counter and told the guy behind the counter to grap what was playing over the store sound system in addition to the 3 records that I wanted. It was Vollenweider's first album, "Behind the Gardens...." I later bought 4 others by him. Loved them all.

And one that I consider a standard for me is Cat Steven's "Tea for the Tillerman". I never get tired of his sound or his lyrics.

Please keep posting about what you are listening to. Sometimes it brings back memories of good stuff. Sometimes it makes me search for new stuff and sometimes it will make me sad that I gave away so many good albums just because I no longer have the space to store them.

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Post by Seamus on 6/8/2019, 11:05 am

Thanks Bill,

I am enjoying sharing my new renewed vinyl obsession. I will start more in-depth discussions of the vinyl records I am finding and listening to. Hopefully more members will follow along and contribute what they are listening to and finding. Plus I am a Hi-Fi geek so always interested in what you are playing on.

I also know of Vollenweider and also have Behind the Gardens album. I also listen to Alain Stivell who is a French Celtic Harpist who plays a celtic folk electric fusion style. Loads of collaborations. Lots of electric guitar so I love that.

Today listened to Stivells Brian Boru

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Another artist I love in the genre of electronica is Jean Michel Jarre he is just brilliant.

Start with Oxygene then move to Equinox and Magnetic Fields

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And Bill Ommadawn is where Oldfield proved what a talent he was. After recording Tubular bells which he started composing at 17 he was burnt out. Newly formed Virgin records pushed him for a follow up and he rushed out Hergest Ridge. While its nice to listen to it shows no real progression from Tubular Bells. Its parts are bits and pieces that Oldfield assembled around Tubular Bells. I remember getting it when it first came out and being disappointed. Then Ommadawn came out and we were blown away. Celtic, Folk fusion with African drumming and Celtic singing. Absolutely amazing piece of music with some of the best guitar work ever laid down on vinyl. That is a must for you to own. You will play it until the grooves are smooth.

Incantations after that was an amazing double album and marked the transition where Mike began to tour with a large ensemble. His live concerts were brilliant. Truly a one of a kind talent who I will be collecting all of his albums on vinyl. I have all of them on my iPod but want to rediscover them the way I first found them on vinyl.

And agree on Rafferty, now I appreciate his lyrics more they were very dark and introverted. Listen to Baker Street its about a person who feels he is on the edge of society trying to break his way in. Rafferty was a very private person who hated fame and record companies. He wanted to release music and be left alone. The whole sell yourself for the sales was beyond his tolerance. I found it funny that he had a band with Billy Connolly. His Steelers Wheel albums with Joe Egan are particularly enjoyable.

I also have Cat Stevens on heavy rotation and agree Tea for the Tillerman is a must have.
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Post by Seamus on 6/13/2019, 3:50 pm

Tonights selection is the Doors self titled debut album The Doors. Sublime in its breaking the boundaries of poetry, jazz, Bosa Nova, and rock.

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Post by Seamus on 6/14/2019, 4:52 pm

Tonights album choice is the moody Pink Moon by Nick Drake. Some really good tracks on what was to be his last album. The common story of an accidental overdose. How many singers of his age went out this way. Truly British in his delivery his folk style is uniquely English. His guitar playing was brilliant tuning in his own special way the guitar would ring out the bass chords coming off his thumb acting as a drone while his finger picking intricate rhythms that were plain brilliant. The song writing is simple and free of pretension. Pink Moon was a really nice track. But a Place to Be might be the most poignant song on the album. Hopeful and moving. My favourite song is From the Morning so much hope in this song. Sometimes its hard to listen to this album knowing he died before its release. A man held inside his own depression to shy to tour and his obscure tunings meant he had to sit and tune his guitar while the crowd waited between songs. His early touring did not go well. Now he is heralded as an influence to so many artists. While alive he was singing out during a period where so many incredible musicians and bands were rocketing to stardom. His influence more broad than some of the bigger acts. So sad to be loved and famous after you died never to know how much your music meant to so many.

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Post by Seamus on 6/17/2019, 5:57 pm

Tonights vinyl is Quadron Avalanche such an amazingly good album. Coco O has a fabulous voice. Obscure but brilliant album. Lucky to get it on 180g vinyl. Its an arm and a leg now to buy it.

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Post by Space Cadet on 6/17/2019, 8:24 pm

A bit of perspective, for those unfamiliar.

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Post by Seamus on 6/18/2019, 4:14 pm

Can you believe with a voice like that and funk styled songs they did not make it yet. Epic brought them over set them up in LA to get the break. Hard to believe they did not make it. They are still recording and I am hoping for a new record. When you consider Justin Bieber is a success with only a whiff of talent and Coco has it pouring out of her. Makes no sense man, just no sense....

Whats really lucky is I speak fluent Danish so was able to follow along perfectly Rolling Eyes
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Post by Seamus on 7/13/2019, 5:31 pm

Tonights vinyl is Stranger Things soundtrack on LP as it was meant to be for a show set in the 80's I do really enjoy this music.

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Post by ghemrats on 7/25/2019, 7:00 pm

I just happened upon this today, Seamus, and thought you might enjoy it.



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Post by ghemrats on 7/25/2019, 7:09 pm

And even better in sound. . .


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