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CD arrived this morning cheer

Def' a grower  Cool

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  shame on you

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6th.replicant wrote:

CD arrived this morning cheer

Def' a grower  Cool

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  shame on you

Just seen the vinyl release (via Amazon) is delayed till about the 25th. When it arrives, hope it's better sound than the CD Smile

Started getting in the mood with Heathen yesterday.

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DandyCobalt wrote:

6th.replicant wrote:

CD arrived this morning cheer

Def' a grower  Cool

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  shame on you

Just seen the vinyl release (via Amazon) is delayed till about the 25th. When it arrives, hope it's better sound than the CD Smile

...

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).

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Edwin Starr - War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAsdCFc5Src

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. Cool

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John Grant's new one "Pale Green Ghosts" double CD

 

john grant

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.

 

 

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DandyCobalt wrote:

John Grant's new one "Pale Green Ghosts" double CD

 

john grant

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.

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The Malady Of Elegance, by Goldmund.

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Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZl-NFiVK2U

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Zoot Woman ......"Things are what they used to be"

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this is a good album even on the first listen

 

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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  ohhh sure

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 Wink

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Nickelback - Good Times Gone

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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  rolling on the floor laughing I am sure it would be much easyer to picki the lotto nos

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steve_1979 wrote:

Edwin Starr - War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAsdCFc5Src

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. Cool

ye

Edwin Starr did our work Christmas party once. He was excellent. 

 

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Edwin Starr did our work Christmas party once. He was excellent. 

Nice. excellent!

You must work somewhere really cool. Cool

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