CD arrived this morning
Def' a grower
Good to hear it in 16/44 as opposed to iTunes AAC 256.
But... disappointing it has all-too typical, contemporary levels of compression - ie, much
Just seen the vinyl release (via Amazon) is delayed till about the 25th. When it arrives, hope it's better sound than the CD
Started getting in the mood with Heathen yesterday.
Main: Pioneer tv + LX85, Sony HW15 Proj, Cyrus DAC XP+/Mono X300/CDXTSE2/PSXRx2, B&W CM8/CM1/PV1D, CA BD751, Virgin TiVo, Inspire Rega t/t, Benz Glider MC, EAR 834P phono amp; Slee Novo Headphone Amp
Second: Panasonic 42" E6B LED, Pioneer VSX-D2011, Kef eggs, Virgin TiVo
TBH, the CD's sound isn't that bad - not talking Metallica levels of compression / loudness - it's pretty good overall, but it is frustrating that The Next Day could sound even better if it had compression that lets the dynamic-range 'breathe' - eg, al la the 1998 remasters or the revamped Stage and David Live CDs (2005).
Edwin Starr - War
I have this song in my Frankie Goes to Hollywood compilation but a friend told me today that Edwin Starr did this original version which is much better. This song is the coolest of cool.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
32GB Sony NWZ-A846 Walkman > Westone UM3x
John Grant's new one "Pale Green Ghosts" double CD
Quite a mixed album - some very reminiscent of Queen of Denmark, but others on a different tack - though very enjoyable in their own way.
Only listened to the main CD last night - it also comes with a CD of remixes, which (given the nature of the originals) could be very interesting.
Thanks for posting this as it has reminded to me to get it. Loved Lets go to Marz the second I heard it and I keep meaning to find more of his music.
The Malady Of Elegance, by Goldmund.
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
Mitsubishi HC7000 / Oppo BDP103 / Audiolab 8200AP / Rotel RMB1575 / kick ass speaker system
Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Zoot Woman ......"Things are what they used to be"
this is a good album even on the first listen
Musical fidelity M6i Roksan caspian M2 cdp Atc scm 40s Tellurium Q black speaker cable chord chamelian xlr graham slee novo sennheiser hd598
Leah Kardos - Machines
"Tags: electronic experimental, soundtrack, vocals, cello, classical contemporary, UK"
Stream from Spotify or Bandcamp.
Bandcamp also has a 24-bit FLAC for "£6.99 or more", which is a wee bit less than the £18 that the bandits at Linn Records are charging for the same
EDIT: The album's 'lyrics' are email spam, rearranged a la William Burroughs cut-up. And if that technique seems familiar, here's Leah Kardos's 2011 covers EP of songs by some bloke from Bromley
Nickelback - Good Times Gone
Richard Thompson Electric .I find myself unable to post artwork again is there a way to do it on the mac thats as easy as geting the winning numbers on the lotto I am sure it would be much easyer to picki the lotto nos
Edwin Starr did our work Christmas party once. He was excellent.
You must work somewhere really cool.
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