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 Posted:   Jan 26, 2008 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2008 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2008 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

^ Cool cover! ^

P.S. The pic two posts up isn't showing up for me. (red x)

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2008 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

Okay, Thor....You've inspired me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 3
Jorge Bolet,
Ivan Fischer, LSO

Simply beautiful, simply moving, simply superb ...
... as good as some of the best film scores!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)



My first Shirley Bassey album (after a few compilations). Outstanding! At times you can hear how her "voice" is too strong for the recording equipment of the day...


I agree that it's great to hear these original albums after so many compilations. I, too, think she is almost too powerful for Geoff Love's orchestra on this one. I think I prefer her later album, with Nelson Riddle, called Let's Face The Music in which her voice had mellowed a little.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

THE GREATEST country/western singer OF ALL TIME!!! (and if you don't believe me, just listen to the samples below)



Samples:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B000002AB2001010/ref=mu_sam_wma_001_010
http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B000002AB2001011/ref=mu_sam_wma_001_011
http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B000002AB2001014/ref=mu_sam_wma_001_014


I agree: my father introduced me to the Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs album(*) as a youngster and I've since bought that album (coupled with the follow up album: More ...) plus a 50 song compilation double CD.

Not everything is 1st class but most of the material is very enjoyable.

A couple of anecdotes:
Ken Bruce (UK BBC Radio 2 presenter) claims that MR went into a studio and recorded the whole album(*) ... in a day.

MR took his most famous song/hit (it was a hit in the UK) called El Paso and developed two further songs from the material.

There was a 8+ minute song called Feleena which told the story from the girl's point of view; and a song called El Paso City in which the singer (MR) tells the story as he flies above El Paso. This includes a wonderful line: "I don't recall who sang the song ..." which must be one of the best in-jokes in a song ever!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)



I really love that cover image!



Just listen to Hank's version of "Follow Me"...

http://www.amazon.de/gp/music/clipserve/B0002K0ZMQ001004/1/ref=mu_sam_ra001_004


As a life-long Sinatra fan, I'm afraid that album Some Nice Things ... is, IMHO, his worst. You can almost hear him say in between the lines of "Tie A Yellow Ribbon ...": this is awful ... what am I doing singing this rubbish? And Sweet Caroline - oh, no!

As for the Henry Mancini disk, it has several truly wonderful pieces (I particularly like: Phaedra) and several not so good (I could do without: Seventy Six Trombones) but I find this all the time with HM. I think he tried so hard to cover all "easy-listening" tastes that his albums are very much hit and miss listens. My copy of this album is coupled with his vocal album Dear Heart & Other Songs About Love and that has more misses than hits, IMHO.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)





 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   wim_van_schaik   (Member)



Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2008 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

That's a great album, Wim! I love Mika!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2008 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Gordon Lightfoot - I won the double-header of Did She Mention My Name/Back Here On Earth from ebay for a couple of quid, and it arrived today.

He's one of my (many) weaknesses. Not a natural fit with anything else I tend to listen to, but get that rough baritone going with the marvellous, usually melancholic guitar and his own songs, and that's me lost.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2008 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Odlicno   (Member)

Nouvelle Vague or something they do like loungey covers - too drunk to f*ck was in grindhouse apparently. i like it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2008 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   wim_van_schaik   (Member)

That's a great album, Wim! I love Mika!

Me too, just be careful that you don't overplay it.
It's those catchy melodies that you'll keep in your head.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2008 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   wim_van_schaik   (Member)



Peter Gabriel - Play
(collection of music clips on dvd)

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2008 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)



Miles Davis ~ BITCHES BREW (1969)

Samples:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B000002696002001/ref=mu_sam_wma_002_001
http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B000002696002003/ref=mu_sam_wma_002_003
http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B000002696001001/ref=mu_sam_wma_001_001

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2008 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)



Same cover, although mine is called "Live at 25" rather than just "Live".

 
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