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The britpop scene really passed me by during the early 90's being far more interested in Pantera, Nirvana and erm Green Jelly... :oops:

 

Now that they have released all the Blur albums on vinyl,thought it would be rude not to have a try on probably the most prominent Blur album (there, I didnt say best!)

Was surprised at how many songs I actually recognised other than Parklife and Girls and Boys.

The packaging is absolutely stunning and it is done a service being reproduced in 12" glory! It also comes with a download voucher for all the extra tracks available ( theyre not really my bag-if anyone wants it, let me know as I havent and wont use it. Not being a luddite, but I just wont get round to it until its too late!)

Also it is a double LP if that makes any odds, I prefer it though.

 

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Dead Can Dance - Anastasis

I actually played the download (free with the vinyl) a few times before getting around to spinning the records today ... WOW! The download sounded pretty damn good but the vinyl is jaw dropping!

Ladies & gentlemen THAT is how you produce, record & master and album.

£15 on Amazon for double heavyweight vinyl in gatefold sleeve + free download - what's not to like?!?!?

 

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Just received the new Cat Power album today YOU ARE FREE. It comes in a gatefold sleeve with a free download and cost only £9.29 and that included postage. (Amazon). Have only just started playing and sounds very good so far. 

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Ooh, just received my vinyl copy of Bob Dylan's new one - Tempest. Meant to be very good. 

Haven't unwrapped or played yet (that's for this evening), but a CD is included too.

 

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Tempest by Bob Dylan - very good indeed (if you like Dylan, of course).

Two 180g LPs and a CD too. 

Sound quality is excellent, and the vocals are very forward in the mix. (Those who don't like Dylan's voice might not appreciate this) but the lyrics are very clear (makes a welcome change from other artists, where the artist must also think the lyrics are pretty pointless and so make them inaudible).

Reminded me of the Nat King Cole 45rpm ones.

 

I think this one will be a much-played addition.

 

 

 

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Tempest by Bob Dylan - very good indeed (if you like Dylan, of course).

Two 180g LPs and a CD too. 

Sound quality is excellent, and the vocals are very forward in the mix. (Those who don't like Dylan's voice might not appreciate this) but the lyrics are very clear (makes a welcome change from other artists, where the artist must also think the lyrics are pretty pointless and so make them inaudible).

Reminded me of the Nat King Cole 45rpm ones.

 

I think this one will be a much-played addition.

 

Hi 'DandyC' . . . not a good morning for me, so, to give me a bit of a lift I switched the amp on and pulled up Spotify. Thats not the Dylan I remember . . . ? Playing at this moment, finding it hard to pull myself away! It does for me the same as Leonard Cohen, I cant stand early Cohen, was never impressed by the Dylan of my apprentice years . . . the passage of time has added something, like vintage port, mellow, very moreish.

On my list to listen again tonight, when Spotify sounds better and the amp will be warmed up better . . . in the meantime, jobs to do in the shed . . . retirement has its advantages.

CJSF

 

 

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I'm getting quite excited now...  Jumping back on the wagon Smile  I'm in the cue at eBay waiting for my turn to get a bargain TT, I have Polinksi's album Labyrinths waiting to be heard...

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Hi 'DandyC' . . . not a good morning for me, so, to give me a bit of a lift I switched the amp on and pulled up Spotify. Thats not the Dylan I remember . . . ? Playing at this moment, finding it hard to pull myself away! It does for me the same as Leonard Cohen, I cant stand early Cohen, was never impressed by the Dylan of my apprentice years . . . the passage of time has added something, like vintage port, mellow, very moreish.

On my list to listen again tonight, when Spotify sounds better and the amp will be warmed up better . . . in the meantime, jobs to do in the shed . . . retirement has its advantages.

CJSF

Good to hear from you cjsf. 

Definitely in same league as "Old Ideas" by Leonard Cohen. I'm going to settle in for another listen tonight. I've got the CD in the car, but it's really not the same sound and mood as on vinyl through the hifi. This is certainly one for the hifi.

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picked up coply of ray charles ablum aint it so in groucho music dundee for a quid, seems mint and its as if you can tell the room he recorded it in, voice is so rich !! best at the moment though is the bomb shelter sessions- vintage trouble just sublime !!

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Just received my copy of Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends on vinyl - a delayed release and apparently some were made with the blood of the recording artists. All I can say, halfway through, is that this is superb. The vinyl itself is art... Who knows what side you're playing (except  the second disc seems thinner, and in my case a bit warped) but the sound is fantastic.   I'll post a pic of the vinyl. Sorry, streaming does not connect you to music like a needle on a record. 

CD included.

I also think that my Graham Slee Novo headphone amp is starting to to blossom!

Love what they include as the runoff bit of each side.

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Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends (and Benz Micro Glider)...

 

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If the market for new vinyl is actually growing...why do so few people comment on the new vinyl they are buying? Come on guys/gals...

(ps. "new" as in newly/recently released - otherwise, post in the "what vinyl am I listening to" thread, so that it gives people an idea of whether to spend at least twice the price of a CD/download) Smile   

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If the market for new vinyl is actually growing...why do so few people comment on the new vinyl they are buying? Come on guys/gals...

(ps. "new" as in newly/recently released - otherwise, post in the "what vinyl am I listening to" thread, so that it gives people an idea of whether to spend at least twice the price of a CD/download) Smile   

 

Mmm . . . In my care Dandy, I have not bought any vinyl since May, the last time Hazel was fully mobile, we now both go to the Town on Mobility scooters, its a pain to visit the local charity shops.  So I listen to Spotify a lot, 'as I am at this moment' . . . or dig into my 300+ pre 90's LP's.  I even though the otherday, do I need a TT . . . or a CDp . . . ????? Curently playing; 'A journey in to early country hits'.

Last night, it was some new music by Tom Jones on BBC iPlayer, amazing sound quality, simple music with real feeling.  So yes one is still listening but as there is little interest in or a section for Spotify . . . Cool  Yep and a nice hot mug of Horlicks is by my side with honey.

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Last night, it was some new music by Tom Jones on BBC iPlayer, amazing sound quality, simple music with real feeling.

Is that the gig that featured Seasick Steve? I saw most of that, left me absolutely stone cold, I don't understand this sudden reverance towards Tom Jones, as if he's some kind of authentic source for gospel and blues, he just isn't. Singing something in a low, gruff voice isn't the same as singing it with real emotion.

That isn't a personal dig at your either CJ, you just happened to be the person who mentioned Tom Jones, nothing more than a coincidence.

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CJSF wrote:
Last night, it was some new music by Tom Jones on BBC iPlayer, amazing sound quality, simple music with real feeling.

Is that the gig that featured Seasick Steve? I saw most of that, left me absolutely stone cold, I don't understand this sudden reverance towards Tom Jones, as if he's some kind of authentic source for gospel and blues, he just isn't. Singing something in a low, gruff voice isn't the same as singing it with real emotion.

That isn't a personal dig at your either CJ, you just happened to be the person who mentioned Tom Jones, nothing more than a coincidence.

Ah well, each to his own The_Lhc, to me and Hazel, it was easy, relaxed, uncomplicated music making, IMHO, but then, we like that type of music . . . I am not a particular fan of Tom Jones, especially as 'medallion man', however this new style, I happen to like. I do search out gospel and blues on Spotify. Personal choice.

We actually watch the performance twice, first time on HD TV, then we went into the music room and found it on iPlayer, swapping sound quality for picture quality, a much better deal. Feature Seasick Steve, not a favourit of mine . . . I enjoyed TJ's backing group 'the Staves'8) , they have a couple of EPs on Spotify . . . . my type of music.

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