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Charlie Jefferson]</p> <p>[quote=stevebrock wrote:

Well I've the last 3 nights, settling down with my new TT

so far......

New Order - 1987 Substance

Gerry Raferty - Night Owl

Roxy Music - Flesh & Blood

10000 Maniacs - Our Tribe

The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow

on my third glass of Rioja and plenty more records to play 

 

 

 

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Two of those LPs (The Smiths and New Order) are two of my favourites of all-time, and they really sound great on vinyl, don't they?

 

I had a night out last night, but it's back to vinyl tonight. I've been to a record fair today and purchased Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything, so I'll give that a blast tonight along with a clutch of Elvis Costello LPs. 

 

They do indeed! 

Can you recommend a first Elvis Costello album ? See if I can a used one and give it a listen 

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stevebrock wrote:

Well I've the last 3 nights, settling down with my new TT

so far......

New Order - 1987 Substance

Gerry Raferty - Night Owl

Roxy Music - Flesh & Blood

10000 Maniacs - Our Tribe

The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow

on my third glass of Rioja and plenty more records to play 

 

 

 

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Two of those LPs (The Smiths and New Order) are two of my favourites of all-time, and they really sound great on vinyl, don't they?

 

I had a night out last night, but it's back to vinyl tonight. I've been to a record fair today and purchased Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything, so I'll give that a blast tonight along with a clutch of Elvis Costello LPs. 

 

They do indeed! 

Can you recommend a first Elvis Costello album ? See if I can a used one and give it a listen 

 

Tricky one that. 

Elvis' LPs are many in number and stylistic turns. Post-punk/new wave is probably his best known period but not exclusively or necessarily his only great music. My current favourites are:

Early, early period, This Year's Model - (venomous, spiky and pretty poppy in 1978 sense, sounds great) and the follw-up Armed Forces (more of the same, with no slack moments and a few hits too). 

Early Middle period: the majestic baroque pop of Imperial Bedroom takes some beating. Sound-wise it's a completely different beast to the two LPs mentioned above. It's a tour de force of all things brilliant about EC, for me. Wit, anger, bathos in both words and music. It always makes me think of The Bealtes' music in its entire range from '62-70. An incredible listen on vinyl. 

Mid-period: two LPs from 1986 are essentials, at least in my collection: garage-y in places and full of great raucous playing, Blood & Chocolate, then also another about turn in style, the wondrously roots-y (in the sense of American styles: county, rockabilly, rock and roll, blues), King Of America. Spike is also worth an honourable mention. Lots of hints to what he was to move onto, stylistically but still in accessible song form. 

There's stacks of good and interesting stuff after this, but possibly more of an acquired taste. He's done all sorts. Operatic scores, torch song balladry, string quartet arrangements, jazz and swing, death metal. (Not really the last one, but all the others and more). 

 

Sorry for the convoluted reply. I love Costello in most of his incarnations and often think his proliferate output across the years and genres puts people off. 

Spotify may be a good first port of call. 

 

 

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Crikey forgot about Spotify! 

Bowie/Kate Bush are the same....so many different styles/Influences

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Crikey forgot about Spotify! 

Bowie/Kate Bush are the same....so many different styles/Influences

Yes, I know what you mean. 

 

I've been a Kate Bush fan for many years, thanks to an older brother playing her debut LP non-stop when I was about 10 years old. It took me a few more years to approach her albums on my own, but very rewarding. 

Vinyl-wise tonight, selections from:

The Life Pursuit - Belle & Sebastian

The Works of Scott Joplin Vol.II - Joshua Rifkin

A Ghost Is Born - Wilco

Spike - Elvis Costello

Out Of Our Idiot - Elvis Costello

In Rainbows - Radiohead

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Soundtrack to "Wretches and Jabberers" on double vinyl.

Got it from Acoustic Sounds in the USA and still trying to track down a copy of the actual film.

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/74664/Various_Artists-Wretches__Jabberers-180_Gram_Vinyl_Record

 

Album part recorded at Abbey Road with folk like J. Ralph, Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Vashti Bunyan, Bob Weir, Devendra Banhart, Judy Collins, Stephen Stills, Scarlett Johansson, Bonnie Bramlett, Nic Jones

A great listen, but difficult to get hold of (not even on Spotify) or Amazon.

 

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A bit of a Gram Parsons session last night - both bought on vinyl from www.diversevinyl.com

Great stuff. 

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I'm heading to the outer reaches of my LP collection tonight with selections from:

 

The Photographer - Phillip Glass

Ital Breakfast - Dub Syndicate

Lipstick Traces - Soundtrack

Commercial Album - The Residents

 

Then back to down to earth with: 

Uncle Meat - Zappa & The Mothers

Gaucho - Steely Dan

Beaster - Sugar

 

 

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1) The ludicrously addictive or should that simply be the ludicrous  Uncle Meat - Zappa/The Mothers

2) Laughing Stock - Talk Talk

3) We Are Reasonable People - Warp compilation

4) Lipstick Traces - various based on Greil Marcus' book

5) In Rainbows - Radiohead

6) Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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Last night I listened to a splendid LP that has been in the collection for a long time, but not seen the light of day for a while.

Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring.

Just a fantastic record.

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Last night I listened to a splendid LP that has been in the collection for a long time, but not seen the light of day for a while.

Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring.

Just a fantastic record.

 

Yes, it's a good album and paved the way for the two brilliant ones that followed it. 

April 5th has been one of my favourite recorded moments for nearly thirty years. 

Have you heard the one solo Mark Hollis LP? Wonderful stuff. 

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only got Talk Talk - Talk Talk on vinyl - superb!

Im going to look out for colour of spring on vinyl - I have it on CD it a fantastic album!

 

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Mighty Like A Rose - Elvis Costello

(a forgotten LP, by me at least, it's a minor classic of his). 

Elysium Instrumental - Pet Shop Boys

Code:Selfish - The Fall

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Hey charlie is that Pet Shop boys album any good? I'm trying to find some early stuff - I do actually rate them 

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Three Friends - Gentle Giant

Live In Gdansk - David Gilmour

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