Stage - David Bowie
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
It's still Bend Beyond by Woods for me. A truly great album. West-coast with a scratchy psych-pop twist.
Anything like Olivia Tremor Control Charlie?
I loved OTC, and for me Woods are another band to cherish. For every note of quaintness, there's a balancing drop of acid to keep the thing from becoming too sickly sweet.
There's a touch more dissonance to Bend Beyond. And I love it.
Dusk At Cubist Castle is one of my all time favourite albums, just brilliant.
I've only just found out about the death of Bill Doss, very sad, and left me asking the question, Why? Why? Why not James Blunt or Robbie Williams?
I shall seek out Bend Beyond though.
It's an injustice, is it not.
Cubist Castle is also in my top 50 LPs of all-time. Bend Beyond is coming up on the rails into that putative list. I'm listening to it at all times - in the car, on the kitchen iDock thing, my iPad at work but not surprisngly that much on my hi-fi for some reason.
It's that perverse logic that indicates what a great album it is. Music over hi-fideltiy every time.
Let us know what you think, if and when you get chance to have a listen.
Roksan Caspian Pre amp, Caspian Mono Power amp x 2, NAD M51 DAC, B&W 805 Signature, Roksan Radius turntable, Denon-1713UD, MF phono & headphone amps, PS3, Mac/AE/Apple TV
Lodger - David Bowie
Scary Monsters & Super Creeps - David Bowie
The Smiths - the queen is dead
Fleetwood Mac - Tango In the night
2 fantastic lps
Synology DS212j > Rega DAC > Rega Brio R > Rega RS1
Rega RP6 / Exact
Chord Chameleon Plus / Odyssey 2
Panasonic TX-P50 GT50 > BDP110e > Yamaha RX-V 667 > Rega Vox
1) Uncle Meat - Zappa/Mothers
2) Symphony no.4 - Tubin/Jarvi
3) Abbey Road (remastered version)
4) Evil Urges - MMJ
5) King Of Limbs - Radiohead
6) Bend Beyond - Woods
7) Zen Arcade - Husker Du
9) Gaucho - Steely Dan
A rare all-day listening session.
And deadly for 12000 years is Carbon 14
A Creature I Don't Know - Laura Marling
Sony 40NX713, Sony BDP-S370, ATV3, Sony DN610, Monitor Audio Apex A10 3.0, Tannoy SFX 2.1
Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture - David Bowie
1. Band on the run. Wings
2.Saint Dominics preview. Van Morrison
3. Sticky Fingers. Stones
4.Bridge over Troubled water. Simon & G
5.Born to Run. Bruce
6.Back in Black. AC DC
All bought for under a fiver from Carnival Records in Malvern except the Stones first pressing which I swapped the wife for
Before you can appreciate music you have to appreciate silence
Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
Patti Smith - Horses
Velvet Underground - Loaded
Lou Reed - New York Superstar
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Rega Planar 2 with Bias 2 cartridge, upgraded by Inspire Quest adding;
50 mm solid birch plinth with acrylic coned feet, Maccasor Ebony veneer, 20mm acrylic platter, Acri mat, Puka record weight
Arcam cd72, Squeezebox Touch fed by 2t Vortexbox, CD and Touch into Rega Dac, Arcam A80, Mission 773se Speakers
loving the sounds of Grace Jones and her album " Nightclubbing"
Snow On The Tyne may be more appropriate today perhaps.
1) Symphony No.4 - Tubin.
2) Why Should The Fire Die? - Nickel Creek
3) Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
4) Your Arsenal - Morrissey
5) Tribute To George Harrison - Yim Yames (Jim James)
6) Sunken Condos - Donald Fagen
Snow day with the children and lots of vinyl when they went to sleep.
I agree, my Island pressing is lovely!
Couldn't find a cover pic similar to mine so this inner wll do. Pink Floyd The Wall for any of you who didn't know.
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