The guitars on this sound fabulous. Johnny Marr - Legend
The best Smiths album ever......
Though the guitar riff on handsome devil...............even johnny marr cant play it as good
Icon Audio ST40 III / KT88, Rega Apollo R, DAC, RS3
Rega RP6, Nagaoka MP-200, White Belt, Michell Tecnoweight, Rega Fono MM
Rega Quattro, Couple 1 & 2
Vinyl Sunday so here is today's list:
The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come
White Stripes - Elephant
Jonsi - Go
Echo & the Bunneymen - Porcupine
New Order - Technique
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
M.I.A - Maya
Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
coming up John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Rega Planar 2 (Inspire Quest upgrade) with Nagaoka MP-150 cartridge, into Graham Slee Era Gold V
Arcam cd73, Squeezebox Touch fed by 2t Vortexbox, CD and Touch into Rega Dac, Arcam A80, Mission 773se Speakers
The Psychomodo - Cockney Rebel
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.
Ruggiero Ricci, Menotti/Barber violin concertos, Reference Recording - only played it twice in many years, but checking out new phono stage.
Rega Planar 3/R200/Nagaoka MP110 > Arcam 640P > NaimUniti > NACA4 > Royd Doublets. Alessandro MS1/Grado SR60/Fiio E7/L7.
Humax Foxsat-HDR / Panasonic DMR-BWT720 > Panasonic TX-P42G15B all through Uniti.
Regions Of Light And Sounds Of God - Jim James.
Great vinyl pressing. Some instant moments of joy and plenty more that will unfold their wonders, I hope.
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
Love's A Prima Donna - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello
Ooh i listened to porcupine the other day. But ocean rain is so much better!! I'm listening to colour of spring by talk talk. Sounds GREAT!!
SRM-tech Rega P3/GL2400 Talk Electronics Castle Howard
Rega Planet CD player > Hurricane/Tornado/ > speakers with
Denon TU-1800 DAB/FM Whirlwind amplifiers Tellurium Q Black
Have been considering getting Ocean Rain on vinyl, back in the day had all the rest on vinyl (still do) but OR on cassette and then cd. (Make that just bought vinyl!)
Currently listening to Kraftwerk, Tour de France double album on heavy gauge sounds gorgeous
Uncle Meat - Zappa & The Mothers
A Wizard, A True Star - Todd Rundgren
Faithful - Todd Rundgren
My wife has bought me The White Album for my birthday and I am very happy.
Onkyo A3090 amplifier, Rega RP1 TT, Usher S520 speakers, Denon DCD F107 cd player, Musical Fidelity V LPS phono amp
My work place is closed, due to lack of interest. Mine not theirs. So this is what I'm listening to:
1) Initiation - Todd Rundgren.
This is the worst sounding LP of all time, surely. It's nearly 70 minutes long on a single vinyl album. Bonkers concept in all senses. Then again I actually found myself disregarding the sound quality and enjoying the sheer, vertiginous prog-ness of it all.
2) Jazz From Hell - Frank Zappa.
Play loud, annoy the neighbours, frazzle one's own brain.
A Capella by Todd Rundgren.
Vauxhall & I - Morrissey.
Abrogated my work and family obligations, only for a day, so I've had a 12 hour and counting listening session. It's like being a student again, but with better food and a better system to play it all on.
I've worked my way through this stack:
Southpaw Grammar - Morrisssey
Clear Spot & Shiny Beast - Beefheart
The Mix - Kraftwerk
Evil Urges, Circuital, At Dawn and Okonosos - My Morning Jacket
Smile - The Beach Boys
Pop Art - Pet Shop Boys
Want Two - Rufus Wainwright
Katy Lied - Steely Dan
Hand In My Head/Cry(Dust Brothers Remix) - Money Mark
The Best of - Nazz (I've re-discovered my student Rundgren collection. This sounds great. An 80's re-issue of their 60's tracks)
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
No Nukes - Various
Extricate - The Fall
Runt - Todd Rundgren
A few more hours until tomorrow dawns and reality kicks in.
I'm still trying to summon up the courage to give Uncle Meat another go . I don't think I've listened to it all the way through since buying it .
Don't know if it helps but I sequence it thus: Side 1,3,2 then the sublime side 4.
Or failing that, I stick on Kylie's Shocked on 12inch.
Greatest Hits - Earth, Wind & Fire
Chess Records: The Rhythm & The Blues
Old Ideas - Leonard Cohen
Port Of Morrow - The Shins
Sunken Condos - Donald Fagen
Bend Beyond - Woods
Vauxhall & I - Morrissey
Tempest - Bob Dylan
Scoop - Pete Townshend
Nixon - Lambchop
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