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Posted on 18 Aug 2012 01:01:24 BDT
china cat says:
Lately, Stephen Fretwell, Kings of Convenience, Paperboys, Jesse Colin Young, fair bit of Proms and now Dick's Picks 35, loose bluesy shows from 1971.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 09:01:59 BDT
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Brass Neck says:
Collected - Tony Joe White. Yesterday was disc one - wall to wall swamp country blues classics from 69-76 - brilliant, ace, and astounding. Today is discs 2 & 3 where we take a leap to 1980 for just two tracks and thence to 1991 onwards where things get all smoothly produced and a bit Dire Straits even which is OK but not a patch on his Monument label years.

Therefore I withdraw any recommendation of this disc and would point any interested parties in the direction of The Best of Tony Joe White which covers 69-73 and never puts a foot wrong for 3.99

Can somebody tell me how well-chosen and representative this John Hiatt set is please - Collected - ie does it skip large periods like the TJW does?

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 10:05:36 BDT
Elastic Rock says:
Barclay James Harvest: Remastered - Barclay James Harvest

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 10:07:12 BDT
Val H. says:
Inspired by our many voting threads, I've been trying to catch up with singles I loved that aren't in my collection. Hence I bought The Hit List: 24 Hot 100 American Chartbusters Of The 1970s (2004) and what a treasure it is! The folk at Ace Records do another superb job in compiling a seamless collection of rock (The Guess Who, Delaney & Bonnie, The Edgar Winter Band), blue-eyed soul (Looking Glass, Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and Lulu - who is here because she was signed to Atlantic and recorded "Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)" in the US), country-pop (Sammy Johns, Jim Croce, Joe South). The annotated booklet by Tony Rounce (who also compiled the Take Me to the River: A Southern Soul Story, 1961-1977) is full of interesting information. Definitely one of the better compilations of this type.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 12:20:29 BDT
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Johnny Bee says:
BN - John Hiatt hasn't 'mellowed' like TJW (agree with the Dire Straights reference ('nuff said) and that discs 2 and 3 are good, but not great). John Hiatt Collected is a much better prospect as it covers his recordings between 1974 and 1995 and includes his purple patch in the late 1980s. So, if you can put up with a handful of dodgy 1980s productions, then I would definitely recommend. The stuff he has put out in the last 15 years is also generally of a high quality. If you don't have it, I would recommend his latest (or can send you a copy).

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 12:26:54 BDT
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Johnny Bee says:
The madness (or genius) of Lee Perry and friends - Sipple Out Deh: The Black Ark Years And for just over a 'sky diver' for 44 tracks....

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 12:47:45 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Yes to the JH, I'll whack that TJW box onto a cd (been having issues with a recent cake of Tesco CD-Rs)

Cruising With Ruben & The Jets - Frank Zappa. I really like this though it is doo-w0p albeit with FZ's twist on things.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 12:53:03 BDT
Collette says:
Don't Stop Believin': The Best Of Journey again.

You can refrain from commenting on the above choice Mr B...if you know what's good for you!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 13:15:24 BDT
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Johnny Bee says:
BN - I'll send you a copy of John Hiatt Collected as well. However, while I don't have it Anthology [Us Import] might be the better option - no live / accoustic stuff padding it out.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 13:21:40 BDT
Elastic Rock says:
Gone To Earth - Barclay James Harvest

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 13:23:55 BDT
Well Journey steer well away from a refrain so it's only fair that Brass should ;@)))

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 14:40:03 BDT
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Brass Neck says:
Love Kamikaze: The Lost Sex Singles & Collectors' Remixes - Michael Franti, he of Disposable Heroes of Hypocrisy and Spearhead. I love the guy whether he's ranting some polemic or as here dealing with the physical pleasures of life and gettin' it on. Diggin' them crazy remixed beats daddio! ;)

JB- just the Mudslide please, I'll buy collected as it's only 12 something on a nameless auction website. I've got Bring The Family but then never quite forgave him for Little Village who I trekked all the way to that there Londinium to see at the Hammy Apollo. Dull doesn't scratch the surface - my mate walked out after a few numbers and went to the pub next door!

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 15:08:28 BDT
Lez Lee says:
Dirty Three - Towards The Low Sun

Courtesy of Wharfy, thanks. Good (that violin is mesmerising) but I think I prefer Whatever You Love You Are which I just sent to Wharfy with insufficient postage. Sorry! :-(

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 15:59:27 BDT
Collette says:
Open Up And Say...Ahh! - Poison.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 16:10:41 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Obscured By Clouds [Discovery Edition] - Pink Floyd

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 16:56:30 BDT
FDJ says:
Cvi by Royal Thunder,immense album solid riffs with a great singer

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 17:06:43 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Johnny Winter (remstered digi) - Johnny Winter, his second album and a blast from start to finish.

JB - Original Album Classics out in September (I've got all except Raisin' Cain)

Anybody else - Original Album Classics [Audio CD] Johnny Winter - 5 early Johnny Winter albums - s/h very good copy for 8.53 delivered = BARGAIN

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 17:39:48 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959 - 1971 - V/A, disc 4 starting with I Want You Back, glorious Motown soul. Great googly moogly ... I almost danced there!

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 18:26:23 BDT
Hideen treasures, the bonus disc from The Deep End Vol 1 & 2. Live tracks which sound more like The Mule proper. Deep End vol 1 sound like there is something missing from their sound, which there is in reality but the same can be said of tracks on this disc

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 18:41:56 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Cheers BN - it's on the radar.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 19:16:07 BDT
Collette says:
You've ben busy today, Mr B. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 19:31:40 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Yeah busy sat on me arse fannying about on the 'puter and sweating cobs (I hate heat, especially english humid heat) and listening to music - highly productive!

Wish You Were Here [Experience Edition] - Pink Floyd

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 19:45:33 BDT
Collette says:
All I'm listening to at the moment's D snoring. Don't sit on it too long, Mr Sweaty. Bloomin' warm here too. Living room's roasting even with the window open. :0)

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 19:54:25 BDT
Derek W. says:
Phish: Chicago 94 - Phish, Disc 3

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 20:57:22 BDT
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Johnny Bee says:
Courtesy of nocheese, Groanbox Guts, Lungs & Bones. A stew of influences: New Orleans; West Coast; Cuban and even Turkish. Shouldn't really work, but on first listen it sounds great - they would be an excellent live prospect no doubt (some great accordion and amusing lyrics).
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