I never took to Japan at the time and tried a solo Sylvian CD a decade or so ago, but couldn't get past the voice. I like unusual/affected/ridiculous/non-orthodox voices as a rule (Moz, Waits, MES, Dylan et al) but not his. Is it because I'm not too much of a Bowie fan, perhaps?
It's a very affected voice, and he really is quite pretentious, but for some reason (even though I should hate him), I like some of his music.
It might be worth you trying Secrets Of The Beehive, definitely his best album.
Will do and will report back accordingly.
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
At Dawn - My Morning Jacket
Definitely one of my very best sounding pieces of vinyl. Probably the best modern pressing I own, when compared to most of the rubbish new stuff I've bought in the last decade.
It's my favourite MMJ album too.
Pete Townsend White City
Carly Simon No Secrets
The Sex Pistols Never Mind The B*ll*cks
John Lennon Double Fantasy
Miles Davis Nefertiti
Rega Brio R, Inspire Quest Rega TT c/w Clearaudio Concept MM, Rega TTPSU, Marrantz CD6004, MA BX2, MF V-Can II, HRT Streamer2, Acer Aspire 1(Win7 Starter), AKG K451, AKG K550, SoundMAGIC HP100
Yamaha RXV671, Sony BDPS370, Xbox360, Samsung UE37E6300, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1, CM10.1, 8.1 SW150
The House of Love - The House of Love
The Smiths - Strangeways..........
The Smith - Hatful of Hollow
The Chameleons - Script of a Bridge
Lush - Spooky
Bit of an indie day today me thinks
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
The Who Quadrophenia
Since the re-emergence of vinyl in my life I'm listening to any LP I find that happens to be in excellent condition. Because of this, I've been listening to many types of music that in my younger years I might have sneered at. Examples: Country & Western, Disco (especially 45rpm LP singles, which sound terrific) and even Middle of the Road (James Last, Mantovani, Bert Kaempfert). I look for LPs that still have their cellophane and/or their inner sleeve; both signs that the records have been well taken care of. I find that seasonal LPs (eg Xmas) are generally in good shape since they are played only for a short time during the year.
The Beatles Sgt. Peppers 1st press stereo
Came home from work and stuck this on, but took it off soon after, as it has too many deep scratches. Time to look for a better copy.
Then I stuck this on for the first time since buying it 2 or 3 years ago.
LOUNGE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 / Panasonic DMP-BDT120 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Q Acoustics 2020i (front) / Q Acoustics 2020 (rear) / Q Acoustics 2000Ci / Q Acoustics1000Si / Roksan Radius 5.2 (is poorly, so Pro-ject Debut III) / Sky HD / WD My Book Live / Tacima CS-929
BEDROOM: Samsung LE32C450 / Sony BDP-S360 / Echostar HDS-600RS / Netgear WNCE2001
Counting crows - August & Everything
£1 bargain bin!
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence
Beat Direction Long Distance Beat
The Who Live at Leeds. Effing fantastic
Them The Collection Featuring Van Morrison
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Jeff Buckley - Grace
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 cd73, Squeezebox Touch fed by 2t Vortexbox, CD and Touch into Rega Dac, Arcam A80, Mission 773se Speakers
It Still Moves - My Morning Jacket
Unlike me. Goodnight.
Been up since 7am. More boxes unpacked and old albums revisited.
This morning I've sampled tracks from:
Sunken Condos - Donald Fagen
Bob Scobey's Frisco Band Vol.1
Classic Jazz Funk Vol.3 Mastercuts
This Year's Model - Elvis Costello
The Spotlight Kid - Captain Beefheart
Pop - Erasure
Rare Rockabilly/ Decca Archives 1
New York - Lou Reed
Don't Get Weird On Me - Lloyd Cole
The Many Moods Of Hank Williams
Dreams And All That Stuff - Leo Kottke
Love it - carry on fella|!
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