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(Some of my) Favourite Records

A Man Asleep
 
Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom
"Opens with an amazing love song; ends with madcap's laugh. One of the finest works of Mr Wyatt, my humble hero."
Barricade 3
Barricade 3
"Zazou & Racaille exploring Wonderland."
Klossa Knapitatet
Klossa Knapitatet
"Circus."
The Brondesbury Tapes
The Brondesbury Tapes
"[Amazon bug: Not Soft Machine, but Giles, Giles & Fripp.] Pre-KingCrimson. Psychedelic-Baroque-Chamber-Jazz. “Cheerful insanity”. Great musicianship -Michael Giles in particular."
Octopus (Remastered)
Octopus (Remastered)
"The incredible Gentle Giant. Nice album to start with. Eventually, one has to hear their live sets."
Before And After Science
Before And After Science
"Why I love this album more than “Another Green World”: Probably because of the different natures of the two sides."
Spirit Of Eden
Spirit Of Eden
"Simply too beautiful, as Tim Friese-Greene says. Suffocatingly beautiful. [Talk Talk is/was not one of those 1980s bands, please do not confuse them with Duran Duran.]"
Rain Tree Crow
Rain Tree Crow
"Japan reunion. Not far from Talk Talk’s “Laughing Stock”. Both albums released in the same year, yet timeless."
Tilt
Tilt
"My first Scott Walker record. Took some time to absorb. But compared to “The Drift”, "Tilt"  becomes rather “easy-listening”."
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis
"What would be the last record of Talk Talk. Hopelessly brilliant."
Modern Dance
Modern Dance
"Exquisitely sentimental -ha-ha."
B-Sides & Rarities
B-Sides & Rarities
"Not an ordinary compilation, but a great collection of great versions of great songs."
Black Heart Procession
Black Heart Procession
"A sick joke or sort of a disease, this procession: Would I laugh or would I cry –I will regret it either way."
Barrett
Barrett
"He’s found peace, at last. We’re still here, “wasting time on dominoes”."
Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
"I would say this is the best introduction to late, great Texas Troubadour. Only his guitar and voice. Intimate, indeed."
Script Of The Bridge (25th Anniversary Edition)
Script Of The Bridge (25th Anniversary Edition)
"Rebellion –with or without a cause. Full of soul –whatever that means. Like crying out when you cannot take it anymore."
Meat Is Murder
Meat Is Murder
"Just take away the hideous title-track and you'll have the best Smiths album."
In A Bar, Under The Sea
In A Bar, Under The Sea
"Beautiful noise meets sweet murmur. Captain Beefheart meets Chet Baker."
Le Chant Du Coq
Le Chant Du Coq
"Bandoneon, violin, guitar, double-bass. An excellent version of  “Temas de la Ciudad” (tango by Osvaldo Tarantino) is in here. Alas, unavailable."
String Quartet 8
String Quartet 8
"Chilling masterpiece. Though, there are several interpretations/recordings which are more widely accepted."
String Quartets (Borodin Quartet)
String Quartets (Borodin Quartet)
"Two great works, played with perfection."
Schubert: Piano Sonatas 19 & 21
Schubert: Piano Sonatas 19 & 21
"D.960: Minor earthquakes on Richter scale."
Schubert: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2
Schubert: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2
"D.929: Shocked, when I first heard this trio in a concert. A lifetime’s desires and sorrow, surging through."
International Sad Hits: Volume One
International Sad Hits: Volume One
"Fine compilation. Whether you’re familiar with Altaic languages or not –doesn’t matter."
Songs From the Cold Seas
Songs From the Cold Seas
"Great concept album. Great singers. Zazou makes it look so easy."