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BMWCCA
05-29-2009, 01:00 PM
Thoughts on the new Tori? I was thinking of picking it up myself.
I liked it. Good recording, which is most important to me these days. Nothing jumped out at me causing me to turn it off, like many poor recordings. Apparently her husband is the engineer, FWIW. There's an underlying synthesizer track and other loops throughout, though she also plays the big Bφsendorfer and there are plenty of credited real (acoustic) instruments. My first impression is many songs sound like others, but that's usually the case with a new CD, and especially one with 17 tracks! Good dynamics. Typically impressive Amos voice . . . if you like her, or that style of female vocal. Downer lyrics but I'm too old to pay attention to that stuff anymore. I'm still trying to understand Donald Fagen.

I've seen Amos but I'm not a collector of her music. Some of my kids are and I picked up this one knowing they'd want to compress it into their iPods. I can say the production quality should stand up to your system, and that's getting harder to find. :)

At 45, they may have spent more production time on tinkering with the photos of her in the liner notebook than in the recording, which is fine with me. I didn't spend the extra two-bucks for the version with the DVD so I can't tell you what that's all about.

Most professional reviews of the album are luke-warm, at best. It's faring much better in fan reviews on Amazon and the majority of those familiar with her seem to find something of value in this current release. If you rank CDs by how many bytes they can jam onto one, this may be among the all-time leaders at 73-minutes of music. It's also available in a 2-disc LP version.

I mostly was at our only remaining local "record" store with my daughter, trying to bolster that sagging niche of our economy (she found two used CDs for me to buy for her) and the selection was so bad this was what I ended up with, though I'm not unhappy about that. I almost couldn't find the Jazz section anymore. Sadly most of their floor space is taken up with empty bin storage and I expect them either to fold or move to smaller (much smaller) quarters soon. :( Best Buy wasn't much better and I came away with what must be David Sanborn's newest release, Here&Gone. I can't say he's my favorite sax player but I do like him and I grew-up with his sisters. This one has Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, and Joss Stone on it. I'll give it another listen before I pass judgment.

MikeBrewster77
05-29-2009, 01:37 PM
I liked it. Good recording, which is most important to me these days. Nothing jumped out at me causing me to turn it off, like many poor recordings.

Funny you should say that - just the other night I popped in a CD I've had for years now and which I've played many times on every iteration of a system I've owned, and I was actually compelled to turn it off for the first time. It actually made me [for a second] miss the days when my system was more forgiving, and I just blindly thought everything sounded good on it. Hell, I never even contemplated the quality of a recording until a few years ago. But, like you, it has become increasingly important, and I guess that - along with getting older - is subtetly shifting my musical focus towards genres that tend to be more well mastered and produced. Luckily the office system, while still nicely outfitted with JBL's, is not quite refined enough to render all but the worst recording unlistenable. ;)


I've seen Amos but I'm not a collector of her music. Some of my kids are and I picked up this one knowing they'd want to compress it into their iPods. I can say the production quality should stand up to your system, and that's getting harder to find. :)

Certainly agred about th scarcity of well-produced music. I actually do have most of her albums and am what I guess you'd call a "fan." I can say that (unlike most "pop" recordings) hers tend to stand up well to even very critical systems.


At 45, they may have spent more production time on tinkering with the photos of her in the liner notebook than in the recording, which is fine with me.

Hehehehe! Yeah, I'm sure Photoshop is her friend :D


I mostly was at our only remaining local "record" store ...

Yeah, there's one left in my neck of the woods. I've come to know the guy pretty well, and while he doesn't stock much, he can his hands on virtually anything I want. In a conversation recently, he flat out told me that the store wasn't his main revenue stream, and his side business is mostly what keeps the rent paid.

Anyway, I've rambled on enough. Thanks for your thoughts - hopefully, I'll pick up a copy this weekend. :)

Best,
- Mike

SEAWOLF97
06-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Todays Vinyl Safari

MikeBrewster77
06-12-2009, 07:22 PM
Memories ... :rolleyes:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d3/Dave_Matthews_Band_-_Under_the_Table_and_Dreaming.jpg

It's a beautiful night here in the Mid-Atlantic, it was a pretty hellacious week at work, and this album reminds me of simpler times...

Last time I heard it on JBL's was probably the year it came out and I queued it up on my parent's system which at the time featured a pair of L46's; since everything always seems to come full circle, that's what it's playing on right now. With better upstream components, a sub, and proper speaker placement, it sounds better than ever. :)

BMWCCA
06-13-2009, 12:14 AM
Last time I heard it on JBL's was probably the year it came out and I queued it up on my parent's systemWhen will you be old enough to drive? ;) Is that "77" like your date of birth?

I think it was the year my oldest daughter graduated from college that Stefan's house burned down right across the street. Memories!

MikeBrewster77
06-13-2009, 01:18 AM
When will you be old enough to drive? ;)

Eh, just a few years ago ;). The roads were none too happy to meet me the day I started driving my 1973 Plymouth "Gold" Duster which was actually older than I was. Secured by modern-day safety features such as 4-wheel manual drum brakes and sophistaced lap belts, I was ready to tear up the street, and indeed I did. Of course, that started a MOPAR obsession that is only rivaled by my affinity for another certain brand to which I remain loyal to this day :)


Is that "77" like your date of birth?

You don't miss a thing do you :rotfl:Suffice it to say my parents purchased the very first JBL's I remember when I was eight years old, and being the adventurous lad I was, I got in quite a bit of trouble touching the equipment in the stereo store in which they were bought. I distinctly remember walls of McIntosh gear, and an entire jeweler's case of high-end cartridges and styli at the cash register. Needless to say I was absolutely enamoured by the entire experience, and I guess it's no wonder I find myself where I am today.

A few days after purchasing the JBL's they went back for a Luxman R-405 receiver (which replaced a KLH 52/A) and a JVC QLA-200 turntable. I may have been young, but I guess I had an eye for gear even back then. I researched a lot of this from memory, and even had to refresh the folks about what they had ;).

Pretty interesting to note is the year my parent's actually purchased the L46's - two years after they are listed as being manufactured by JBL. Might explain the pretty discounted price they scored them for given that they bought them at what was a high-end retailer...

...And this is why Lansing Heritage means so much to me to this day :D

SEAWOLF97
06-21-2009, 11:04 AM
on the way to my 1 hour appt that lasted 3 days, I picked up these .."Arc of a Diver" is really very good.

Hoerninger
06-21-2009, 05:12 PM
The DVD is now out and I would say to get that instead.
Thank you for the tip! Jeff Beck is a great guitarist whom I did not really know berfore.
____________
Peter

MikeBrewster77
06-25-2009, 10:40 PM
...is NOT my lover! Not too unpredictably, I have some MJ playing at the moment :o:.

I have to wonder how many copies of Thriller are spinning on turntables across the globe as I type this? A perfect and fitting tribute... :cool:

richluvsound
06-25-2009, 11:25 PM
Hi Folks,

like many of us the oldies are the GOODIES.

I just got this from Amazon . I grew up with this band and then lost interest with Avalon. Brian Ferry had just turned the corner toward his solo style ending right up the BALLARD . Don't get me wrong-I love a good ballard-but I felt he got a little too sweet for my 20 yr old taste.

Anyway, this is the re-mastered version and cost me a fiver. After the Led Zep fiasco I went off re-mastered versions of anything- but they did a brilliant job on this. Everything sounds balanced and detailed. Detailed without overly boosted mid to upper fq.

Just my opinion:


Rich

hjames
06-26-2009, 05:33 AM
Hi Folks,

like many of us the oldies are the GOODIES.

I just got this from Amazon . I grew up with this band and then lost interest with Avalon. Brian Ferry had just turned the corner toward his solo style ending right up the BALLARD . Don't get me wrong-I love a good ballard-but I felt he got a little too sweet for my 20 yr old taste.

Anyway, this is the re-mastered version and cost me a fiver. After the Led Zep fiasco I went off re-mastered versions of anything- but they did a brilliant job on this. Everything sounds balanced and detailed. Detailed without overly boosted mid to upper fq.

Just my opinion:


Rich

Yep, the entire Roxy Music (and Bryan Ferry) Catalog has been remastered a few years back -
I grabbed them all in the Obi-sash mini-album form when they came out - quite nice to have all of that in very clean form!
My old vinyl archives had suffered ...

SEAWOLF97
07-04-2009, 03:16 PM
12 mile Fuji vinyl safari ... I liked the Steve Winwood "Arc of a Diver" (couple of posts back) enuff that was happy to grab "Back in the High Life" today. :D

"Just 1 Night" is prolly Claptons best IMHO.

SEAWOLF97
07-05-2009, 06:05 PM
what can I say ? I like JB soundtrack albums....'cides , Miss Italy in a blue nighty classes up the record collection. :D

SEAWOLF97
07-10-2009, 04:05 PM
today was the most I've ever spent on LP's ..almost $14, 3 of the albums are doubles and all except the DeepPurple are in super condition.:D (the DP I wud call good) ...the white one with blocks on it is Pink Floyd 'The Wall'

Krunchy
07-12-2009, 08:34 AM
Seawolf, That Steely Dan abum has the correct/original/best/most highly-sought-out version of one of their coolest songs ever...FM. Ive heard a newer/lamerrrr version :barf: that is on the cd and frankly, it sucks IMHO. That album is worth it weight in, lets say....Gold, for that song alone. The guitar work is very understated but very "Caliente" ;)!
Thats a keeper ther unless you got doubles.


Ashley! where are you? do you have a turntable my friend?
(he would dig those james bond albums)

SEAWOLF97
07-12-2009, 10:09 AM
Seawolf, That Steely Dan abum has the correct/original/best/most highly-sought-out version of one of their coolest songs ever...FM. Ive heard a newer/lamerrrr version :barf: that is on the cd and frankly, it sucks IMHO. That album is worth it weight in, lets say....Gold, for that song alone.

On the album "FM" -movie soundtrack- has the right version, but GH tracks
Songs Include:
• Aja (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Aja)
• Bad Sneakers (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Bad-Sneakers)
• Black Friday (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Black-Friday)
• Bodhisattva (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Bodhisattva)
• Chain Lightning (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Chain-Lightning)
• Deacon Blues (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Deacon-Blues)
• Don't Take Me Alive (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Don%27t-Take-Me-Alive)
• Gaucho (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Gaucho)
• Green Earrings (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Green-Earrings)
• Hey Nineteen (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Hey-Nineteen)
• Josie (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Josie)
• Kid Charlemagne (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Kid-Charlemagne)
• My Old School (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--My-Old-School)
• Night By Night (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Night-By-Night)
• Parker's Band (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Parker%27s-Band)
• Peg (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Peg)
• Pretzel Logic (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Pretzel-Logic)
• Reeling In The Years (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Reeling-In-The-Years)
• RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--RIKKI-DON%27T-LOSE-THAT-NUMBER)
• Time Out Of Mind (http://www.activemusician.com/q6--Time-Out-Of-Mind)

Krunchy
07-12-2009, 11:59 AM
Sorry Seawolf, you are absolutely right. Seems like I have to wake up and smell the cabbage water. :rotfl: My rant was directed to the Gold album vs cd.
Thats what I'm talking about, pissed me off when I heard the version on the cd, which as stated sucked! & I stand by my previous statemnt :D
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SJEV0TM0L._SS500_.jpg

BMWCCA
07-12-2009, 02:12 PM
I believe the "Gold" CD was directed at mass-market distribution without the true Dan fan or "audiophile" in mind. I bought it, listened to it once, and relegated it to in-car use, only.

In my opinion, if you want a good CD version of "FM" you should be looking for the two-CD "Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980" which contains re-mastered versions of some of their best, including "FM", and 32 additional classic cuts.

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/ed/14/adba124128a08ac15dddb010.L.jpg

I believe I got my copy, new and unopened, off Half.com for $11 shipped. If you're not a registered at Half.com, let me recommend it and send you a link which I believe gets us both a $5 credit off each of our next purchases. ;)

SEAWOLF97
07-12-2009, 02:53 PM
In my opinion, if you want a good CD version of "FM" you should be looking for the two-CD "Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980" which contains re-mastered versions of some of their best, including "FM", and 32 additional classic cuts.

I ab love "FM" ..its on the pod always, but "Babylon Sisters" is 99% as good. :applaud:

Krunchy
07-12-2009, 03:33 PM
BMr, thanks for the tip on showbiz kids, send me the link on half.com & I'll take a peek at it. ;)

Babylon Sisters is also underrated as is Gaucho in general, great album w/Mark Knopfler making a nice cameo on time out of mind, his guitar playing is always so unique/original. Another Dan guitarist that comes up and is relevant to this particular little discussion is Rick Derringer ( on-my rival, another great song on gaucho). Listen to his slide guitar work on the song Showbiz Kids, it just blows me away every time I hear it, its so raw & just incredibly hot, played on our beloved JBLs & turned up loud it does not get any better.

Speaking of Rick Derringer, is anyone here familiar with his material, I picked up two of his cd's not too long ago (based on his performance on showbiz kids) and although not bad I was let down a little bit. Can anyone recommend some of his cds?

SEAWOLF97
07-12-2009, 04:15 PM
Sundays is 5 for a buck on the color of the week tagged media -green this week- for CD's/tapes/LP's ..so I got 5 + another 2 at a garage sale on the way home...7 for $2.

I'm on a Ronstadt kick right now and always liked Ms. Warwick...the others are a gamble except the BTO "Freeways" which had never been opened. :D

BMWCCA
07-12-2009, 04:22 PM
BMr, thanks for the tip on showbiz kids, send me the link on half.com & I'll take a peek at it. ;) Looks like they've gone away from a user-reward model to a website model were owners get paid for driving traffic to half.com. Sorry, for both of us.

Half.com still works well. Of course like anything making money on the web, it got bought by Ebay some time ago. That means your feedback profile is merged. Give it a try anyway. It's usually my first go-to for used books or music.

Krunchy
07-12-2009, 04:44 PM
Of course like anything making money on the web, it got bought by Ebay.
:rotfl: The power of the bay! No problem sir & thank you nonetheless ;)



Thats a nice avatar there Seawolf.

Krunchy
07-13-2009, 05:12 PM
Its always a good time to listen to these guys!


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618ENP0A84L._SS500_.jpg

SEAWOLF97
07-15-2009, 03:13 PM
The KNACK -above- seems to be a 1 hit album...it was super nice today and the projects were in control so took the 15 mile vinyl safari ....all are in great shape..some look 'Unplayed"...the rainbow box set is 4 LP'S..:bouncy:

Krunchy
07-15-2009, 07:20 PM
The KNACK -above- seems to be a 1 hit album.
Thats about right :D I think most people liked that one hit.

SEAWOLF97
07-23-2009, 03:31 PM
been pickin up lots o' vinyl , but checked out "Citizen Steely Dan" -a 4 CD set thats jammed to 74 on all disks ....havnt read anything abt remastering , but the quality seems fine nevertheless.

http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Steely-Dan-1972-1980/dp/B000002ORE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Steely_Dan

for a "Dan Fan" its a nice listen :D

BMWCCA
07-23-2009, 04:28 PM
havnt read anything abt remastering , but the quality seems fine nevertheless.Actually, several user-reviews on Amazon touch on the meat of the issue. Here's one take:


"…An even bigger problem is that, as Messrs. Fagen and Becker have ruefully recounted many times in the years since, MCA didn't bother locating the master tapes for this... they used the same weak transfers that were done in the 80's and had someone tweak them a little bit. Adding insult to injury, they then reissued the individual albums with a sticker proclaiming them to be "Newly Remastered by the Artist". And you wonder why these guys record for a different label now. Sheesh.

Anyway, the story does have a happy ending. In 1999, Don + Walt presided over a _real_ remastering of the albums, with the help of Roger Nichols, who'd engineered the original albums. Those cds, available today, sound spectacular and feature groovy liner notes that tell a lot more about the band than this booklet does."

SEAWOLF97
07-28-2009, 07:26 PM
Eagles - Farewell 1 Tour - Live From Melbourne (2005) - double DVD set

http://www.amazon.com/Eagles-Farewell-Tour-Live-Melbourne/dp/B00092ZMDY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1248830244&sr=8-2

I'm an Eagles fan ....these live DVD's sound as close to a studio session as can be...this and "Hell freezes over" are prolly the best recorded live concerts that I've run into ....most of the favs are there, + Don Henley tunes and a little too many Joe Walsh ones.....of course a huge on stage entourage - 4 horns, violins, dancers etc etc- ....the 2 encores seemed hokey :( , but all in all a very enjoyable 2.5 hours :bouncy:

6-8 weeks ago I bought a second Sony MD-Jb930 minidisk deck and set it up in the HT driving the big Ohms' ....now I can dub from concert DVD's to MD and they are transportable to the LR JBL system or the portable MD player for bedtime listening..:applaud::applaud:

SEAWOLF97
07-31-2009, 10:37 AM
found a nice site ..Brittan's Gramophone mag ...lots of classical music reviews and old tt reviews in their archive section :bouncy:

http://www.gramophone.net/

rgwalker
07-31-2009, 02:50 PM
Actually, several user-reviews on Amazon touch on the meat of the issue. Here's one take:

I recently received Steely Dan - Everything Must Go and Two Against Nature on DVD audio. I've had Gaucho for a few years and the three of them are great DTS studio mixes that enhance the original recordings.

What's playing now on the stereo is FourPlay (Lee Ritenour version) with an album of the same name.

Bob Walker

SEAWOLF97
07-31-2009, 03:55 PM
Eagles GH was in VG condition,,,,NY's "journey thru the past" double has a lot a nice tracks and leon R's "Will o' the Wisp" has "back to the Island" - a tune I was looking for..:)

4313B
08-06-2009, 10:05 AM
I just received this DVD as per Greg's recommendation but haven't had the chance to watch it yet.

Amazon.com: Elton John: Elton 60 - Live At Madison Square Garden ... (http://www.amazon.com/Elton-John-Madison-Square-Blu-ray/dp/B000V7FZ7K)

Oops, I forgot to mention the Elton John 60 concert. It was done in Madison Square Garden several years ago when Elton turned 60. I have it on BluRay and it looks and sounds absolutely fantastic. It came from Amazon for about 20 bucks.

Greg

SEAWOLF97
08-07-2009, 09:00 PM
been watching the concert DVD of Page & Plant's 1994's "No Quarter"

Plant - I can take or leave , does an OK job , but not a fav :)

Page- most assuredly 1 of the top 5 Rock guitarist ever :applaud: ..wow that guy can strum his ax :bouncy:

The Middle East support musicians do add flavor.

Some tunes slightly different than the CD ...good , but not outstanding audio - stereo only , I think.

hjames
08-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Been listening to them for a while but I got a recommend off the Van Morrison Yahoo list
to tape Craig Ferguson Friday night - forget Rickles - the end of the show was a live set
with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - they did "100 Days, 100 Nights" -
very fine vintage 60s R&B with horns, classic sound and very tight!
Its like the James Brown Review from a newer band ... awesome stuff ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WmaK9o5h1s

JeffW
08-09-2009, 05:36 PM
I just received this DVD as per Greg's recommendation but haven't had the chance to watch it yet.

Amazon.com: Elton John: Elton 60 - Live At Madison Square Garden ... (http://www.amazon.com/Elton-John-Madison-Square-Blu-ray/dp/B000V7FZ7K)

Oops, I forgot to mention the Elton John 60 concert. It was done in Madison Square Garden several years ago when Elton turned 60. I have it on BluRay and it looks and sounds absolutely fantastic. It came from Amazon for about 20 bucks.

Greg

Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player is a favorite Elton John album. My sister owned it back when it was current, I got a really nice example in a box at a garage sale a couple of years ago.

"Beyond The Realms of Death" off of Judas Priest's Stained Class is the tune currently playing*. Quite a lot of similarities and differences between Sir Elton and Rob Halford, but damned if I don't respect and enjoy them both.

*Got a Crown PS-200 and a pair of 4612s in the circuit it's playing on, just for you. :D Gotta have a Crown and Cabaret pair in the mix, dontcha know.

SEAWOLF97
08-10-2009, 03:33 PM
so I did a long (20mile ?) FVS today..it was worth it.

For a CCR fan like me, finding 3 that I dont have is fantastic ..they obviously came from the same collection..all looked unplayed. The "Chooglin" album is like the Holy Grail for CCR aficionados ...it was a limited pressing on virgin vinyl by the masterwork process. I had bought one new, but I think my dotter in Whuppertal snagged it on a trip home.

The "Purple Passages" is like an early DP greatest hits double.

for an Eagles appreciator..the Glen Frey was an easy gamble.

I picked up "inna-godda-da-vida" and said "Why bother ? I have 4 copies" , but decided to slide it out and check condition...To my surprise ..it was still sealed...and no UPC, so I think it may be an original...had to get it then.

The eagle eyed Forumite may wonder.... a Lawrence Welk album ?? well, it is empty..but I thot it a great place to put my copy of "Sailor" (SMB) that currently doesnt have a jacket.

Sadly threw back the double of "Love, Peace & Happiness" (Chambers Bros.) that didnt pass condition exam. :(

SEAWOLF97
08-13-2009, 07:25 PM
s The "Chooglin" album is like the Holy Grail for CCR aficionados ...it was a limited pressing on virgin vinyl by the masterwork process. I had bought one new, but I think my dotter in Whuppertal snagged it on a trip home.

WOW..., even truer than I thot....Amazon doesnt even list it.....the used LP that I cud find on the web that is abt same condition as mine:

Creedence Clearwater Revival Chooglin - Fantasy LP $129.78
(http://www.musicstack.com/cart.cgi?add=6411071&s=28644&hold_type=1&find=Creedence+Clearwater+Revival) Condition: VG+/VG+

crofk
08-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Got a new cartridge (AT 150MLX) this week and been listening to a variety of music -- right now am listening to Vassar Clements self titled album.

SEAWOLF97
08-20-2009, 04:56 PM
Grabbed up 2 licorice pizzas yesterday & 4 today ..:bouncy:

2 Windham Hill Samplers .. not really my genre, but well recorded
Nancy Wilson double ..always liked her voice
soundtrack from Romeo & Juliet
Child is Father to the Man - BS&T
Songs of the Humpback Whale - this shud drive the OL over the edge...:blink:

hjames
08-20-2009, 07:43 PM
Grabbed up 2 licorice pizzas yesterday & 4 today ..:bouncy:

Child is Father to the Man - BS&T
Songs of the Humpback Whale - this shud drive the OL over the edge...:blink:

Like the older BS&T stuff - but Humpback whale! Wow - found that a while back online.
But when I was in college, I had a friend that had a killer variant of that on vinyl -
"Humpback whales" on one side, "Cries of the Wolf pack" on the other -
I can still remember one track when the cubs would chime in - very cute - and eerie!

oznob
08-21-2009, 07:52 AM
I just picked up a DVD of Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live at MSG. Simple 5 piece band with session guys like Chris Stainton on keyboards, Ian Thomas on drums and Willie Weeks on bass. Winwood plays mostly keyboards occasionally on guitar. One real gem is Voodoo Chile, they tear that one up! All in all a great DVD!

BMWCCA
08-22-2009, 04:51 PM
I just picked up a DVD of Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live at MSG. Simple 5 piece band with session guys like Chris Stainton on keyboards, Ian Thomas on drums and Willie Weeks on bass. Winwood plays mostly keyboards occasionally on guitar. One real gem is Voodoo Chile, they tear that one up! All in all a great DVD!Watched that one again last week. Good stuff!

Currently listening to Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O'Connor's Appalachian Journey and enjoying it on the 4345s even more than I did on the 030s. :D

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fJra6THpL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

midlife
08-22-2009, 06:40 PM
I saw, on PBS, the Cream reunion about 2 years ago. Is this disc available? I thought it was outstanding.

Steve Schell
08-22-2009, 09:28 PM
The Cream reunion is on DVD and it is excellent. It has a bright red cover and is called "Cream, Royal Albert Hall, London May 2-3-5-6 2005."

When I was attending school in Berkeley in the mid to late 1960s, Suzy Q was on the radio and CCR was still playing high school dances around the area.

Clark, I tuned for Regina Spektor when she performed at the TED conference in Long Beach earlier this year. She seemed very nice and her music had a lot more going rhythmically and dynamically than some other girl-at-piano acts I have heard. Not thinking of Norah Jones here, she's my fave.

whizzer
08-27-2009, 11:19 AM
I've looked for this on CD for awhile--Ten Years After "Rock and Roll Music to the World." I love this album--there's nothing on it I don't like. It's available as an import. Alvin "Lightning Fingers" Lee can sometimes go overboard on blues, but this album is both tasty and tasteful. Yes, yes--I know--the critics never liked this one as much as "A Space in Time," or "Cricklewood Green," but it's always been not only my favorite Ten Years After album, but one of my favorites, period. On a different level entirely, I also pulled out my rare old copy of "Alvin Lee & Mylon." Mylon LeFevre's father was so upset his son had made an album with a long-haired British rocker, he tried to buy up all the copies he could find and destroyed them. Strange. It's the most mellow thing Lee ever did so far as I know, although "I'm Gonna Keep on Rockin' Till the Sun Goes Down" is an excellent low-key rocker.

SEAWOLF97
08-27-2009, 11:56 AM
the critics never liked this one as much as "A Space in Time," or "Cricklewood Green," but it's always been not only my favorite Ten Years After album, but one of my favorites, period. O.

I wud include "A Space in Time" in my top 5 DID's :applaud:

whizzer
08-28-2009, 07:38 AM
I wud include "A Space in Time" in my top 5 DID's :applaud:

Uh--whatsa "DID"?

SEAWOLF97
08-28-2009, 08:43 AM
Uh--whatsa "DID"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Island_Discs

whizzer
08-28-2009, 10:26 AM
Okay--how would you play it on said desert island? Or is the sheer possession enough?

SEAWOLF97
08-28-2009, 10:57 AM
Okay--how would you play it on said desert island? Or is the sheer possession enough?

Its a concept, dude ... not a real possibility. The top 5 or 10 disks/Lps/CDs/SACDs/MP3/wavs/flacs/or watevers that you could listen to over and over and not tire of...:banghead:

whizzer
08-28-2009, 11:25 AM
Its a concept, dude ... not a real possibility. The top 5 or 10 disks/Lps/CDs/SACDs/MP3/wavs/flacs/or watevers that you could listen to over and over and not tire of...:banghead:

I'm sorry--I didn't mean to cause frustration--I thought the "Maybe a Stupid Reply" bit would be a clue that the reply was what they call in France or somewhere, "tongue in cheek," but I don't know why. It was an attempt at humor, but evidently not a successful one.

But back to Ten Years After--"A Space in Time" is truly a classic. Alvin Lee still has a band, you know--The Alvin Lee Band. He sells direct to the public from his web site--the last few albums have been very good, but not up to the "classic" standard of his earlier days--although, technically, he's still as good as ever. It's the creative energy that's fallen off.

SEAWOLF97
08-28-2009, 04:17 PM
The Rubber Soul & King Crimson have 1 scratched side and 1 perfect so I gave them a try....LZ is a double...:D I just watched the DVD ...The Pink floyd & Syd Barrett story ....which is really strange as I picked up an album mentioned in the movie ....the unreleased "Vegetable Man , where are you ?"
according to the interviews..."wish you were here" was written for the drug lost Syd ..the line "2 black holes in the sky" are his eyes...

SEAWOLF97
08-29-2009, 04:04 PM
The Rubber Soul & King Crimson have 1 scratched side and 1 perfect so I gave them a try....

Rubber Soul looked worse than it is...sounds fine...lots of old favs

Picked these up today....both in remarkable condition ...the George Harrison has all 3 disks & the poster, only flaw I cud find is that the front and rear of box arent attached to each other anymore...:o:

JeffW
08-31-2009, 09:47 PM
Just heard Gretchen Parlato singing Herbie Hancock's "Butterfly" off her new album In a Dream. Quite a mesmerizing voice.

SEAWOLF97
09-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Grabbed up 2 licorice pizzas yesterday & 4 today ..:bouncy:

a photo just showed up in my mailbox....the vinyl safari with a GW LP on the bars....:D
(hurts my aerodynamics, tho)

came home today with 4 , nothing hirsute..

Nelson Riddle's GH
Gary Wright Dreamweaver
Kansas Leftoverature
& soundtrack from "An officer & a Jellybean" (as we used to call them)

SEAWOLF97
09-03-2009, 01:48 PM
well yesterday I watched..Shine a light ; directed by Martin Scorsese.

Recorded at New York's Beacon Theatre during the fall of 2006, and features performances by The Rolling Stones with special guests Christina Aguilera, Jack White, and Buddy Guy.

I drew 2 conclusions from it...:(

1, I enjoy the Stones in studio more than in concert.
2. I dont enjoy Martin anywhere.

audio not very good, cinematography nothing special, nor direction.

(and I'm a Stones fan)

SEAWOLF97
09-05-2009, 01:15 PM
But back to Ten Years After--"A Space in Time" is truly a classic. .

after reading this I went back to listen again with the HD-580's on the pod....just an incredible coherent album, but MP3 quality.

Cudnt find a local non-compressed copy, so put one on hold at the lib...then found my CD and currently dubbing to MD...much better than the mp3..

Did this album ever get the Mofi treatment ? or SACD or remaster ?

http://social.zune.net/album/Ten+Years+After/A+Space+In+Time/61e30000-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933/details

A Space in Time (http://social.zune.net/album/0/A+Space+in+Time/904D0000-0400-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933/details) was Ten Years After (http://social.zune.net/artist/Ten-Years-After/F1150000-0600-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933)'s best-selling album. This was due primarily to the strength of "I'd Love to Change the World," the band's only hit single, and one of the most ubiquitous AM and FM radio cuts of the summer of 1971. TYA (http://social.zune.net/artist/TYA/F1150000-0600-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933)'s first album for Columbia, A Space in Time (http://social.zune.net/album/0/A+Space+in+Time/904D0000-0400-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933/details) has more of a pop-oriented feel than any of their previous releases had. The individual cuts are shorter, and Alvin Lee (http://social.zune.net/artist/Alvin-Lee/A4490000-0600-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933) displays a broader instrumental palette than before. In fact, six of the disc's ten songs are built around acoustic guitar riffs. However, there are still a couple of barn-burning jams. The leadoff track, "One of These Days," is a particularly scorching workout, featuring extended harmonica and guitar solos. After the opener, however, the album settles back into a more relaxed mood than one would have expected from Ten Years After (http://social.zune.net/artist/Ten-Years-After/F1150000-0600-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933). Many of the cuts make effective use of dynamic shifts, and the guitar solos are generally more understated than on previous outings. The production on A Space in Time (http://social.zune.net/album/0/A+Space+in+Time/904D0000-0400-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933/details) is crisp and clean, a sound quite different from the denseness of its predecessors. Though not as consistent as Cricklewood Green (http://social.zune.net/album/0/Cricklewood+Green/894D0000-0400-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933/details), A Space in Time (http://social.zune.net/album/0/A+Space+in+Time/904D0000-0400-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933/details) has its share of sparkling moments. ~ Jim Newsom, All Music Guide

BMWCCA
09-09-2009, 08:19 PM
For all I know this could be the tenth time I've promoted this fine CD here, but in pulling it out once again (family out at the movies) I continue to be impressed. And not just because I heard most of it performed live or that I have a twenty-five-year history with its predecessor, but because it's so well recorded, the instruments so well-played that it's a real treat so rare these days.

I don't hesitate to recommend Mike Marshall and Darol Anger's Woodshop to anyone:

http://www.darolanger.com/images/Woodshopbig.jpg (http://www.darolanger.com/theduo.html)

or their 1985 Windham Hill release, Chiaroscuro (could it be out of print??). Holy cr*p, $85 for a new one (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000000NGD/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all)?? I commend the pedestal on which they've placed it, but . . .

Let me suggest this link, instead:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31WC5MSCFEL._SS500_.jpg (http://product.half.ebay.com/Chiaroscuro_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ3067275)

SEAWOLF97
09-14-2009, 11:22 AM
Canadian Railroad Trilogy :bouncy:

also:
Early Morning Rain
For Lovin' Me
Go-Go Round
Pussywillows, Cat-Tails
Bitter Green
If You Could Read My Mind
Summer Side of Life
Cotton Jenny
Beautiful
Sundown
Carefree Highway
Rainy Day People
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Race Among the Ruins
Daylight Katy
The Circle is Small
Baby Step Back
Stay Loose
Restless

Did OKAY on the vinyl safari today...:D

also after researching the Syd Barrett album, I hauled out "Wish You Were Here" and enjoyed it so much that after 3X plays on vinyl, its now being dubbed to MD.

hjames
09-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Chiaroscuro arrived today - about $7 from Half.com ...
(the cheaper copy didn't have artwork or labels ...)
quite nice stuff, thanks for the tip!


... I have a twenty-five-year history with its predecessor, but because it's so well recorded, the instruments so well-played that it's a real treat so rare these days.
... or their 1985 Windham Hill release, Chiaroscuro (could it be out of print??). Holy cr*p, $85 for a new one (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000000NGD/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all)?? I commend the pedestal on which they've placed it, but . . .

Let me suggest this link, instead:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31WC5MSCFEL._SS500_.jpg (http://product.half.ebay.com/Chiaroscuro_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ3067275)

BMWCCA
09-14-2009, 07:53 PM
Chiaroscuro arrived today..quite nice stuff, thanks for the tip!I was fortunate to be able to see Mike Marshall and Darol Anger perform most of their Woodshop set recently at a tiny venue here in town just before it shut down for lack of interest. We were approaching the 25th anniversary of that earlier album so I brought my copy along in hopes of getting it autographed. Mike and Darol were shocked to see the early version with the larger photo and were only too pleased to sign it for us.

They are truly among the best at what they do. I'm sure they must play at the Birchmere on occasion. Be sure to catch them, and say "hi" to Vander who runs the monitors there. He won't remember me!

Wow! Looks like The Subdudes are playing there a week from Saturday. Delbert's there in November! Holy Sh*t, Fourplay is there in December. I sense a Lansing Heritage Mid-Atlantic Christmas party coming up. :D

SEAWOLF97
09-16-2009, 06:11 PM
Did the 22 mile safari while biking weather holds out (did have to duck under trees to avoid sprinkles a couple of times) ...it was worth the trip ...see 6 new LP's...

The Dire Straits was so clean that I played it w/o prepping....WOW ..sounded great ...the store also had Hiway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde , Nashville Skyline and Blood on the Tracks ...but none of them passed condition exam. :(

Some may remember a while back I acquired a dead Adcom GFA-555 and revived it ...last week I decided not to sell it and placed it into the 2nd livingroom system...the Denon DRA-750 receiver is playing preamp for the Adcom...there is a switch and can run either the Adcom system OR the BGW system to the 250ti's , so can use 2 different turntables...

If anyone is interested, a GFA-555 is a very good match for the 250ti's...detailed highs/mids and very solid bass ...seems a nice bargain amp solution...and its a Nelson Pass design ...:D

SEAWOLF97
09-19-2009, 04:00 PM
the ELP is a triple, the Sting a double and just had to get the Julie London :D

rdgrimes
09-19-2009, 05:03 PM
A lowly little CDA that lovers of low frequencies and pipe organs will want to check out.

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Stravinsky: Three Dances from Petrouchka (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000001Q80/ref=ox_ya_oh_product).

The liner notes carry a warning: This organ has 32ft open pipes producing 16Hz fundamental tones. No LF filtering or roll-off was used anywhere in the recording or mastering. "Please use great caution in setting your volume".

Recorded and mastered in the digital domain, this is a stunning recording in all respects.

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2009, 10:03 AM
Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire
(1970, RCA)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00336-1.jpg

SEAWOLF97
09-26-2009, 12:40 PM
so got up to audition the new vinyl from this last week ..

have only had "461 Ocean Blvd" on MP3 and liked it a lot..so it was first up..

WOW, I was blown away by the detail and nuances that wernt there in the MP3...:applaud:

Clapton is a somewhat weak singer and on solos ..barely makes the cut.., but
with the female backings the whole tunes get much better ..part of the joy of LPs is the album jacket -with info- ...the female backer was Yvonne Elliman..
I dont know much abt her, but her strong clear voice really salvaged some of Erics tracks.

Are there any certain tunes of hers to look for ?

boputnam
09-26-2009, 02:09 PM
Amazing recording -great set.

I was one of the multitudes there. Whoa... :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2009, 02:29 PM
Count Basie - Basie Jam
(1975, Pablo)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00338-1.jpg

_____________________

JBL 4430 studio monitors

midlife
09-26-2009, 03:34 PM
Sorry no pic: All the Roads Runnin' (Mark Knoffler-Emily Lou Harris), Perfectly Good Guitar (John Hyatt), So (Peter Gabriel) Pontiac (Lyle Lovett).

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2009, 04:42 PM
Booker T. & The MG's - The Best Of Booker T. & The MG's
(1968, Atlantic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00340-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2009, 05:32 PM
Ray Charles - Crying Time
(1966, ABC-Paramount) ABC 544

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00341-1.jpg

SEAWOLF97
09-26-2009, 05:39 PM
Ray Charles - Crying Time
(1966, ABC-Paramount) ABC 544



what tt do you have there ?? if you size your pictures to 600wide, then they wont have to be horiz scrolled. & you can put up to 3 pics in a single post.

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2009, 06:24 PM
Leo Kottke - Self Titled
(1976, Chrysalis)


http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00342-1.jpg


what tt do you have there ?? if you size your pictures to 600wide, then they wont have to be horiz scrolled. & you can put up to 3 pics in a single post.

It's a Thorens TD 145 MKII. Sorry, I didn't realize the image size was causing scrolling, I'm not seeing that even on my Thinkpad. Ok, I changed the Photobucket default image size to 800x600, hopefully that'll do it.

DoctorD
09-26-2009, 06:55 PM
Starting off the evening with Brother Bones, Bones on the Beat. On Tempo records #7004, 1958

Anyone here know how to play them Bones?

SpeakerLabFan
09-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Charles Lloyd - Nirvana
(1968, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00344-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
09-27-2009, 04:05 PM
Cactus - One Way...Or Another
(1971, Atco)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00345.jpg

hjames
09-27-2009, 05:07 PM
After moving furniture and those L200 cabients, I popped in the hot tub to soak m'poor back ... listening to iTunes via Airtunes feeding the old L200 plus system!
Bill Nelson and Be Bop Deluxe - Live! in the Air Age seguing into Bill Nelson
Chance Encounters in the Garden of Light ...

Ken Pachkowsky
09-27-2009, 05:16 PM
Bill Nelson and Be Bop Deluxe - Live! in the Air Age seguing into Bill Nelson


Be Bop Deluxe......oh yes......They were a favorite back in the seventies. Axe Victim, Sunburst Finish, Drastic Plastic....some great albums for sure.

Ken

SEAWOLF97
09-28-2009, 03:55 PM
took the gas vehicle today (how primitive) and widened my browse circle a bit.:D

The Sargent Peppers is an original -no upc- VG cond and even contains the "cut out" sheet ....Who's Next also nice condition ...Some may remember that I'm not a big Little Feat fan, but this one is in great condition and I'd never seen it before....mebbe someone who IS a fan might like to have it..

Ravel Bolero , Holst "the Planets" and Brubecks "Take 5"

SpeakerLabFan
09-28-2009, 07:39 PM
Charlie Byrd - Crystal Silence
(1973, Fantasy)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00346.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
09-28-2009, 09:58 PM
Milt Jackson, Coleman Hawkins - Bean Bags
(1961, Atlantic) > Mono, 1963 pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_01276-7.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
09-29-2009, 11:29 PM
Charles Mingus - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
(1973, ABC/Impulse)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00019.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
09-30-2009, 09:18 PM
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Passin' Thru
(1963, Impulse!) > Stereo, w/ Gabor Szabo, Charles Lloyd

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/chico002.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2009, 11:27 AM
Lester Young - Pres
(1961, Charlie Parker)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2009, 01:42 PM
Ahmad Jamal - Extensions
(1965, Argo) > LP 758

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_01308.jpg

whizzer
10-09-2009, 01:46 PM
My wife surprised me with the deluxe set, bless her heart. These are songs I've heard probably thousands of times, but I'm hearing things I never heard before, in, most significantly, John's great rhythm guitar and some appealing nuances of Paul's bass playing I never noticed before.
I'd have to rate this remastering job as one of the best I've heard. But perhaps some of what I seem to be hearing for the first time after all these years is a result of the high-definition speaker system I recently completed featuring four 7-inch aluminum cones and a textile dome per enclosure in a 2.5-way configuration, tall, slender towers, not at all like my old Altecs--these things just soak up power, the more the better--225 watts each produces no audible strain, and they act like more would be appreciated--and they sound clear and articulate even at very high volume levels, but they're sure not very efficient, even vented. Anyhow, for all the Beatle appreciators among the music lovers who post here, I recommend this set highly. It's one that's truly worth what it costs.

SEAWOLF97
10-09-2009, 04:35 PM
My wife surprised me with the deluxe set, bless her heart. These are songs I've heard probably thousands of times, but I'm hearing things I never heard before, in, most significantly, John's great rhythm guitar and some appealing nuances of Paul's bass playing I never noticed before..

I'd love to hear that set, and wish wif wud buy for me too....:(

found 3 new LP's ...I know nothing abt Hiroshima..but it was good shape & cheap ....have started appreciating Winwood lately....

A SPACE IN TIME ..one of my DIDs ...have on CD but not vinyl...I find many copies but they are always thrashed...finally one in VG cond :applaud:

RIGGED
10-09-2009, 07:46 PM
Not sure if any country fans in here but this is one very good sounding DVD from old George.


RIGGED

SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Mose Allison - The Best Of Mose Allison
(1970, Atlantic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00018-1.jpg

SEAWOLF97
10-12-2009, 06:23 PM
went out on a CL ad for the record collection of a departed DJ ...kept them all organized and great condition :applaud:

SEAWOLF97
10-12-2009, 06:24 PM
more ...:applaud:

SEAWOLF97
10-12-2009, 06:27 PM
still more..:applaud::applaud:

SEAWOLF97
10-12-2009, 06:28 PM
last :(

LRBacon
10-13-2009, 08:49 AM
I used to have quite a few of those, still have all the Beatles LPs.

Larry

SEAWOLF97
10-13-2009, 09:45 AM
I used to have quite a few of those, still have all the Beatles LPs.

Larry

We listened to the Beatles "Something New" at dinner last nite ...still sounded fresh & clean ....the DJ guy kept the LP's is great shape ...too bad the cat had scratched the cardboard splines

Looking forward to running the 4 test records. The Command Stereo LP has a clear acetate sheet inside to record your results on their graph with a grease pencil.

have lots of cleaning to do, now that the weather is souring , bike time will be limited. Wont put a "NEW" (to me) LP on to play until its been cleaned (with rare exceptions)

I met the seller through her CL ad for a Technics SP-15 with EPA-500 arm mounted in an oak table, with Kenwood receiver, cassette and unknown speakers for $125 ....looked up the table & arm and they seem valuable
I was too late on the gear haul.. :(

LATER: I had browsed abt 2000 records to select 42 ...1 needs cleaning...3 had condition issues...so 39/42 is a pretty good score ...92%=A :applaud::applaud:

If it weren't so far a drive...wish we could return and rebrowse at a more leisurely pace.

hjames
10-13-2009, 03:09 PM
Seems Guitar wizzard Steve Hillage has reunited with the crazies from french psychedelic band Gong for further tales of the Pot Headed pixies!

Anyway, the new album just arrived so I'm having a listen - not sure if its fresh air or futile yet ... but I did like Hillage's trance music with System 7

midlife
10-17-2009, 06:18 PM
A few John's & a Lyle; John Hyatt-"Perfectly Good Guitar", John Klemmer-"Touch", Elton John-"Three Rooms", Lyle Lovett-"Pontiac", sorry no pics, but good sounds. Had to wind down from a demanding week and I am so soaking into this sofa.

SEAWOLF97
10-17-2009, 06:39 PM
that last batch from the departed DJ were in such fine condition that we returned to see if any got past me on the first visit....hauled 40 more :D

SEAWOLF97
10-17-2009, 06:41 PM
more

SEAWOLF97
10-17-2009, 06:42 PM
even more

SEAWOLF97
10-17-2009, 06:45 PM
last ...(there is one thats a totally black jacket, black insert pages..called "Movie for a blind Man") ...oh well.. at these prices you can gamble :D.

SEAWOLF97
10-20-2009, 12:56 PM
At dinner last night , I put on "Lydia Pense & Cold Blood" .....wow, what a voice :applaud: ...she's like a slightly cleaner Janis Joplin type voice ---its too bad that she didnt make the BIG TIME ....sure had the pipes for it

RECOMMENDED :applaud:

(in this post)
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=267337&postcount=1600

SpeakerLabFan
10-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00065-3.jpg

SEAWOLF97
10-25-2009, 11:14 AM
At dinner last night , I put on "Lydia Pense & Cold Blood" .....wow, what a voice :applaud: ...she's like a slightly cleaner Janis Joplin type voice ---its too bad that she didnt make the BIG TIME ....sure had the pipes for it


So I was looking around to see what else COLD BLOOD had done and one search turned up an alternative - Zephyr with Candy Givens- she is often compared to Janis and Lydia .....great voice and the backup band is more rock oriented than the horns/jazz fusion of CB.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_%28band%29


Zephyr was a blues-based hard rock band formed in 1968 in Boulder, Colorado (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder,_Colorado) by guitarist Tommy Bolin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Bolin), keyboardist John Faris (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Faris&action=edit&redlink=1), David Givens (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Givens_%28musician%29&action=edit&redlink=1) on bass guitar, Robbie Chamberlain (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robbie_Chamberlain&action=edit&redlink=1) on drums and Candy Givens (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Candy_Givens&action=edit&redlink=1) on vocals. Although the Janis Joplin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin) vocal stylings of Candy Givens was originally the focal point for the band, it was the flashy guitar work of Tommy Bolin that the band is best remembered for.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_%28band%29#cite_note-0) After Bolin left to form Energy, he was replaced by Jock Bartley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_Bartley), however the initial impetus of the band was lost and the group soon disbanded.

Thomas Richard 'Tommy' Bolin (August 1, 1951, Sioux City, Iowa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_City,_Iowa) - December 4, 1976) was an American-born guitarist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar) best known for his work with Zephyr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_%28band%29) (from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_James_Gang) (from 1973 through 1974), Deep Purple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Purple) (from 1975 to 1976), and his solo work

Tommy Bolin began playing in bands around Sioux City as a youth before moving to Boulder, Colorado (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder,_Colorado), in his late teens. He had played in a band called American Standard before joining Ethereal Zephyr, a band named after a train that ran between Denver and Chicago. When record companies became interested, the name was shortened to Zephyr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_%28band%29). This band included Bolin on guitar, David Givens (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Givens_%28musician%29&action=edit&redlink=1) on bass, and Givens' wife Candice Givens (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Candice_Givens&action=edit&redlink=1) on vocals. The band had begun to do larger venues, opening for more established acts such as Led Zeppelin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin).

BMWCCA
10-26-2009, 05:23 PM
Just picked up another Chris Whitley CD and one cut is particularly intoxicating:

Her Furious Angels, but particularly the version on the album "Soft Dangerous Shores" (he's recorded it before but not like this).

Click the album cover for an Amazon sound clip:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5174FW453AL._SL500_AA240_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B0009R1SOG/ref=pd_krex_dp_001_007?ie=UTF8&track=007&disc=001)

Any other Chris Whitley fans here with recommendations? I also have "Dirt Floor" and "War Crime Blues". This one's really a winner.

SEAWOLF97
10-26-2009, 05:34 PM
Zephyr was a blues-based hard rock band formed in 1968

So i had Zephyr playing "Hard Drivin' Woman" and my son who is a big
"White Stripes"/Jack White fan comes into the room and stops to listen..

then he asks "Is that the new White Stripes album ??? I had to chuckle as Zephyr did this tune before Jack was born ;) , but I checked it more carefuller and darned...THATS where Mr. White got his sound...almost interchangeable ('cept for the vocals)

SEAWOLF97
10-29-2009, 06:00 PM
It was a rainy / gray day in Oregon....all summer I've been getting the gear together (fenders/gortex parka/gloves/etc) so that I can ride in the rain ...today was the test and worth the ride..:D

Had never seen the Clapton album before,,nor the Eldorado ELO one.
the Moon Landing one (radio conversations and music looks fun) ..I'm not a fan of "YES" ..but am going to force myself
(like Alex in Clockwork Orange) to see if some appreciation can be gained ...as a Ronstadt fan it was nice to find her 3 LP boxed set in E++ condition :applaud: ( I didnt even know she had one)

SpeakerLabFan
10-31-2009, 12:20 AM
Bob Moses - When Elephants Dream Of Music
(1983, Grammavision)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00083-2.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
10-31-2009, 05:34 PM
The Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa
(1969, Warner Bros) > 1970 pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00084-2.jpg

BMWCCA
10-31-2009, 05:59 PM
I just spent some time with this Feat's set my brother-in-law loaned me, Hotcakes and Outtakes. Nice re-mastering and a very interesting written history in the 75-page book that comes with it. I was always a fan of Little Feat and saw them several times in the '70s, but this was an eye-opening account of the rise, fall, and attempt to rise again, with some unusual tracks.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EJX8GR25L._SS400_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Hotcakes-Outtakes-Years-Little-Feat/dp/B00004WH6I)
Then I changed moods to David Sanborn's latest (I assume), Here & Gone. A little jazz, a little blues, and some help from Derek Trucks and Eric Clapton (on separate tracks) that produce cuts that are some of the best from both of them. Great recording quality for those of you burdened with systems that can often reveal too much of the recording's flaws and engineering deficiencies or over-zealous compression and boost. Highly recommended, from start to finish. Good horns-on-horns, once again.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Dja8RDmaL._SS500_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Here-Gone-David-Sanborn/dp/B00186YSQ2)

SpeakerLabFan
10-31-2009, 06:19 PM
Arch Oboler - Drop Dead! An Exercise In Horror!
(1962, Capitol)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00086.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
10-31-2009, 07:00 PM
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
(1973, Virgin) Quad Pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00087-2.jpg

SEAWOLF97
10-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Don't worry, It's Signe. She wore her hair like that in every picture I have ever seen of her SF days. The beautiful smile is also unmistakable.

Clark

Long ago (post 1333+) we were discussing Signe Anderson ....and last week I ran across the ad for a 2008 Oregon concert..
Signe was singing with the Airplane ...and i missed it :(

http://www.oregonlive.com/music/index.ssf/2008/08/signe_anderson_will_perform_wi.html

"Last blast from the Love Generation"

By Barry Johnson

August 20, 2008, 2:44PM

Signe Anderson will perform with other Jefferson Airplane alums in Astoria this weekend.
Music and nostalgia will be the themes all weekend-long in Astoria as iconic musicians from the tie-dye era gather at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds to play the "Concert for Big Red." (http://www.concertforbigred.org/) Think Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe McDonald, It's a Beautiful Day and the Holy Modal Rounder, among a long slate of others.

The former Signe Anderson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signe_Toly_Anderson) -- Jefferson Airplane's first female vocalist, with a rich resonant voice strikingly similar to her replacement, Grace Slick -- will join other original Airplane members, including guitarist Marty Balin, bass player Bob Harvey and drummer Jerry Peloquin on Sunday. The band will perform officially as the "Airplane Family Reunion." Anderson, 67, is a long-time Oregonian who in the 1970s was a vocalist for Portland's Carl Smith & the Natural Gas Co. Like Styler, she recounts myriad connections between the musicians who will appear at the Big Red benefit and three generations of family and friends. Anderson also recalls her connection to the building itself, telling of a stop at Big Red after an age nine fishing adventure with her uncle.


http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=147428

Anderson was raised in Portland, Oregon, and was a locally known and well-respected jazz and folk singer before joining Jefferson Airplane after a trip to San Francisco.

SEAWOLF97
11-02-2009, 10:02 AM
took the longest ride of the year yesterday (out to MHCC) , it was foggy when I left , but came home in warm sun ..today looks like another sunny riding day too ..:D ...one knee a little sore, hope its only from the damp weather...no safari manana , jury duty.

Tween the flea market and the thrifts, only managed 2 LP's..both radio station copies, but different sources...

Phil had kinda got me back to appreciating SS , and I so enjoyed Brian Auger with Julie Driscoll's cover of "Light My Fire" , that mebbe I'd give Oblivion Express a try...

SpeakerLabFan
11-02-2009, 09:59 PM
Eric Clapton - Self Titled
(1970, Atco)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00094-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-02-2009, 10:26 PM
Hot Tuna - First Pull Up, Then Pull Down
(1971, RCA Victor) German pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00095-1.jpg

SEAWOLF97
11-04-2009, 09:59 AM
can't afford to squander this decent biking weather ,,,2 doors albums in 1 day ...the double greatest hits and a promo copy of Light My Fire.

SpeakerLabFan
11-04-2009, 08:27 PM
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
(1972, RCA Victor) Chchchchanges....

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00098-1.jpg

MikeBrewster77
11-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Marveling at the fact that a 48 year old record can best many of the modern recordings I buy today.... :confused:

SpeakerLabFan
11-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan - Two Of A Mind
(1963, RCA Victor) LSP 2654

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00099-1.jpg


Marveling at the fact that a 48 year old record can best many of the modern recordings I buy today.... :confused:

:yes:

SpeakerLabFan
11-06-2009, 10:22 PM
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(1967, Capitol) MAS 2653

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00100-1.jpg

whizzer
11-09-2009, 10:00 AM
Acquired "The Platinum Collection: 40 Great Tracks", imported from England. One disk is entitled "Flying Home," which showcases Hampton's work with big bands, the other is entitled "Hot Mallets" which is, in my opinion, the better of the two, and centers on his work in small groups. Hampton is THE master of an instrument (the vibes) not heard so much today, but which is like no other. These tracks are not digitally remastered, just repackaged, but the playing is, as always, just great.

hjames
11-09-2009, 12:17 PM
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(1967, Capitol) MAS 2653



yeah, just got the new Remastered (stereo-cd) version of that, as well as Rubber Soul, Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, and Past Masters (1 & 2).

The discs and music sound exceptional - crisp and clean- tho I've so far, only played them on the L200-plus system, and not on the biamped 4 ways downstairs ... quite a treat - can't wait until I have more time to appreciate them!

Anybody else taken any of these new reissues out for a drive?

SEAWOLF97
11-09-2009, 12:36 PM
yeah, just got the new Remastered (stereo-cd) version of that, as well as Rubber Soul, Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, and Past Masters (1 & 2).

The discs and music sound exceptional - crisp and clean- tho I've so far, only played them on the L200-plus system, and not on the biamped 4 ways downstairs ... quite a treat - can't wait until I have more time to appreciate them!

Anybody else taken any of these new reissues out for a drive?

I picked them up as FLACs (FLAX ??) ....sound very fine....with all the buzz abt the mono versions, I was somewhat disappointed in those.

bigyank
11-09-2009, 03:43 PM
I have been tuning my "new" JBL Floor Monitors and have been using Metallica's "Black Album", as my guide. Hey I am a rocker at heart and event though this is Heavy Metal :applaud: I really like the in your face the sound Enter Sandman sounds through 4 JBL 2214H's being driven by a SAE 2401. :D

whizzer
11-10-2009, 07:04 AM
Anybody else taken any of these new reissues out for a drive?

My wife got me the full-tilt boxed set. I too was anticipating a "better" version of the earlier albums, but there's a disclaimer--the earlier stuff was primarily mixed for mono, the dominant medium of the time, so all the instruments were mixed down to one track, the vocals to the other. The result is that the "stereo" versions of these albums is STILL ridiculous, so I just punch the "mono" button for listening to them.

hjames
11-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Coolness .... what with the watching the Stax Volt Review in Norway, 1967 (a Netflix DVD), I ran across this ...

Booker T. and the MGs - McLemore Avenue

Odd, quirky, but ultimately just plain fun takes on the Abbey Road tracks ...

SpeakerLabFan
11-10-2009, 11:46 PM
Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daijya
(1973, ECM)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00114-1.jpg



Anybody else taken any of these new reissues out for a drive?

Yep, picked up Abbey Road, Pepper and Let It Be the 1st day the remasters were available. Stunning, hearing it for the first time, especially Paul's bass and Ringo's drums.

Grabbed the Mono box set on the 2nd round from Amazon a couple of weeks ago.

SpeakerLabFan
11-11-2009, 10:46 PM
The Doors - Strange Days
(1967, Elektra) purchased this new, wish it was Mono

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00120-1.jpg

SEAWOLF97
11-12-2009, 10:14 AM
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(1967, Capitol) MAS 2653

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00100-1.jpg


can you get a tripod or use flash or focus better ? your pix hurt my eyes.

Dingusboy
11-12-2009, 04:57 PM
Vivaldi - Four Seasons

SEAWOLF97
11-12-2009, 05:14 PM
Vivaldi - Four Seasons

Do you have a favorite version ?? Many many have played this piece...I collected abt 10 different vers , until I found the one by Ann-Sophie Mutter and then stopped ..dont think I can find one better :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
11-14-2009, 11:54 AM
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
(1959, Atlantic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00125-1.jpg

demon
11-14-2009, 01:08 PM
i think its time to join the thread :)
currently spinning on my hard drive some of the baddest rated weather report:

http://www.binkie.net/wrdisc/Images/Mr%20Gone%20Ad%20250.jpg

MR.GONE

bad reviews all over it, but i like it. very much.
soothing grooving mysterously haunting.

picture above seen on: http://www.binkie.net/wrdisc/Mr.%20Gone.html
both hilarious and absolutely informative website! highly recommended.

best
mikey

BMWCCA
11-15-2009, 10:39 PM
Sounds nice. Doesn't come out until tomorrow (Tuesday the 17th) but you can hear all the tracks here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120013389

"Light as a Feather" sounds particularly good so far.

Dingusboy
11-16-2009, 07:52 AM
Do you have a favorite version ?? Many many have played this piece...I collected abt 10 different vers , until I found the one by Ann-Sophie Mutter and then stopped ..dont think I can find one better :applaud:

I don't - I've really just started my movement towards classical in the last 6 months or so. I'll look for that version. Thanks for the heads up.

MikeBrewster77
11-16-2009, 09:04 PM
Sounds nice.

:thmbsup:

Have streamed it and enjoyed it as I have her past releases. Also seems well recorded (even in its compressed form) as well.

demon
11-17-2009, 01:19 PM
nora jones might be the thing for you young hippsters, but just now im following miles davis through his porgy and bess. little old, but very nice. i always startle at the beginning, when the brass section screams in...like a sonic reset. before i drift away into the grand coolness of the music...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porgy_and_Bess_%28Miles_Davis_album%29

cheers,
mikey

BMWCCA
11-17-2009, 03:12 PM
:thmbsup:
Have streamed it and enjoyed it as I have her past releases. Also seems well recorded (even in its compressed form) as well.Best Buy had it for $9.99 today. Even an unemployed old guy like me can afford that!

I'll let you know what it sounds like off disc.

Later:

Well...I'm unimpressed with her new production crew. I want to hear her voice. I don't want to hear her voice double-tracked with the effects turned up to increase the room size and reverb, and layered with noise. Or synthesized/enhances with fuzz, and saturated and compressed. The production quality of her latest is pretty much like anything else these days with the exception of maybe two stripped-down songs that still mess with the "hall size" button. Quite sad since I'll always recall Donald Fagen's high praise for her previous recording "Not too Late" and its production and sound quality. Now she's saturated, compressed, loud and the lack of natural dynamic range is compensated for with more effects.

I'm not sure this one will find its way into my normal rotation. Sadly.

hjames
11-17-2009, 03:15 PM
hmmm - Nora Jones or Miles ... hmmm

Think I'll go for Miles ...

Thanks guys!

lansingfan
11-17-2009, 07:11 PM
If they are within a hundred miles of you, GO! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
http://raintribute.com/

MikeBrewster77
11-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Now she's saturated, compressed, loud and the lack of natural dynamic range is compensated for with more effects.

Disappointing to the point that I'm now reluctant to actually purchase it ... though I probably still will.


Think I'll go for Miles ...

Can't go wrong with that choice! ;) I was playing the 20-Bit remastered version of Kind of Blue just a few nites ago ... marvelous!

BMWCCA
11-17-2009, 08:21 PM
I was playing the 20-Bit remastered version of Kind of Blue just a few nites ago ... marvelous!I agree. I have it and don't play it enough. :)

SpeakerLabFan
11-17-2009, 11:08 PM
Elton John - 11-17-70
(1971, Uni) recorded during a live NYC radio concert 39 years today; this is a tasty Uni pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00132-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-18-2009, 09:35 PM
Dave Mason, Cass Elliot - Dave Mason & Cass Elliot
(1970, Blue Thumb)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00133-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-19-2009, 04:17 PM
Various Artists - Fill Your Head With Jazz
(1970, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/IMAGE_00135-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-19-2009, 07:39 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Self Titled
(1968, Fantasy) > Canadian pressing: "distributed in Canada by Phonodisc"

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/creedence001.jpg

SEAWOLF97
11-20-2009, 12:25 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Self Titled
(1968, Fantasy) > Canadian pressing: "distributed in Canada by Phonodisc"



CCR - A great debut album

I saw them in the Bay area (Pleasanton Race track) in '69 (or was it 68 ? them days are foggy) ....Fogerty took the mike and announced that "the next song is from our upcoming album" ...they played "I put a Spell on You" (which was wrong, since the first album was already out - but we didnt care)

EDIT: I found it !!

San Francisco International Pop Festival, Alameda Co. Fairgrounds, Pleasanton CA 10/26-27/1968. w/Johnny Rivers, Jose Feliciano, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Canned Heat, and others.


I'm not a big ELO fan , but have given "El Dorado" its share of spin time this week and really like it....
a concept album (in the spirit of SPLHCB - in some reviews) - recommended.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldorado_%28Electric_Light_Orchestra_album%29

The front cover, designed by Sharon Arden, later known as Sharon Osbourne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Osbourne), comprises a still from the popular 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_%281939_film%29).

SpeakerLabFan
11-20-2009, 09:52 PM
George Benson - The Most Exciting New Guitarist On The Jazz Scene Today - It's Uptown
(1966, Columbia) 1976 pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/benson001.jpg


CCR - A great debut album

I saw them in the Bay area (Pleasanton Race track) in '69 (or was it 68 ? them days are foggy)

Thoroughly enjoyed the last 2 cuts - Gloomy and Walk On The Water, they stretch out w/ some tasty psychedelic guitar licks.

Wow, quite a lineup for that festival.

SpeakerLabFan
11-20-2009, 11:02 PM
Barclay James Harvest - Octoberon
(1976, MCA)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/barclay001.jpg

SEAWOLF97
11-21-2009, 10:13 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the last 2 cuts - Gloomy and Walk On The Water, they stretch out w/ some tasty psychedelic guitar licks.

Wow, quite a lineup for that festival.

for those type CCR cuts, I also like "Graveyard Train" & "Side of the Road" ...."Walk On The Water" is a carryover from their Golliwog days.

Can only remember CCR & Canned heat from the whole lineup ...slight impairment ....the festival ran out of tickets and the crowd flattened the fences , was a FREE Concert after that. :)

your last pic is much improved :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
11-21-2009, 11:27 AM
The Steve Miller Band - Brave New World
(1969, Capitol)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/miller003.jpg

SEAWOLF97
11-21-2009, 06:26 PM
The Steve Miller Band - Brave New World
(1969, Capitol)



I have "rediscovered" SMB this last year and slowly collecting his albums...my son found "Abracadabra", which has a longer version of the title cut than AM radio ever plays..

LRBacon and I agree on "Sailor" ..its really quite good too

Any other Steve Miller Blues Band fans here ?

SEAWOLF97
11-21-2009, 07:41 PM
I was enjoying the licorice pizza version of "461 Ocean Blvd" today , and scoping the jacket.....an inconsistency jumped off the photos at me ...the 2 pics of Erics house are a little different ..

5 forum prestige points to the first who can see the diff that I am referring to ...

SpeakerLabFan
11-21-2009, 09:59 PM
Ringo Starr - Beaucoups Of Blues
(1970, Apple)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/ringo001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-21-2009, 10:02 PM
LRBacon and I agree on "Sailor" ..its really quite good too

Any other Steve Miller Blues Band fans here ?

+1 on Sailor. Spun it earlier today....

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/miller005.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-23-2009, 11:13 PM
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Self Titled
(1956, Pacific Jazz)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/chico002-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-23-2009, 11:50 PM
I was enjoying the licorice pizza version of "461 Ocean Blvd" today , and scoping the jacket.....an inconsistency jumped off the photos at me ...the 2 pics of Erics house are a little different ..


Well there is wire (tv antenna?) trailing down from the "chimney" on the left side of picture #2, and that is missing in picture #1 ... assuming both shots are from the same side of the house, which they appear from studying where the palm trees are both pictures.

Have always liked 461 - kind of unsettling, but in a good way.

SEAWOLF97
11-24-2009, 03:57 PM
Well there is wire (tv antenna?) trailing down from the "chimney" on the left side of picture #2, and that is missing in picture #1 ... assuming both shots are from the same side of the house, which they appear from studying where the palm trees are both pictures.
.

I didnt see the wire ...did notice that EC had added an outdoor faucet and hose since the first pic....mebbe a prop for "Let it Grow" ??

SpeakerLabFan
11-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Jimi Hendrix - Original Soundtrack Motion Picture "Experience"
(1971, Ember)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/hendrix002.jpg


I didnt see the wire ...did notice that EC had added an outdoor faucet and hose since the first pic....mebbe a prop for "Let it Grow" ??

Well I'm sure that a faucet/hose came in handy there in mainline florida. interesting, looks like the retouched #1 but missed (too stoned??) #2..?

SEAWOLF97
11-25-2009, 08:10 PM
been buying some Segovia, Montoya, Holst & Cat Stevens,,,,but the main thing playing this week was a BOOK.

Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

http://www.amazon.com/Here-There-Everywhere-Recording-Beatles/dp/1592402690/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259204419&sr=8-1

really a fascinating book by the recording engineer who recorded REVOLVER, SPLHCB , LIB and ABBEY RD.

He was there and offers insider info on the FabFour...starting as an 15 y.o. at EMI and working his way up the chain ....he got so fed up that he quit the Beatles in the middle of the White Album...but really a down to earth guy..Geoff Emmerick ...he also designed the Apple recording studio (they mention the speakers as Altec in passing)

library has it and its a great read ....didnt know that Alan Parsons was an asst engineer b4 heading out on his own....recommended :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
11-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Poe - Up Through The Spiral
(1971, Uni)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/poe001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-26-2009, 09:04 PM
Herbie Hancock - Thrust
(1974, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/hancock001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-27-2009, 05:50 PM
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
(1964, United Artists) 1964 pressing w/ "I Cry Instead" song listing
(& crappy rechanneled stereo except the G. Martin instrumentals)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/beatles001.jpg

UreiCollector
11-27-2009, 08:28 PM
Victor Wooten's Soul Circus

SpeakerLabFan
11-28-2009, 04:03 PM
Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste
(1971, Vertigo) "Masterdisk G.K." in the deadwax both sides

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/gentle002.jpg

SEAWOLF97
11-29-2009, 05:41 PM
but with the substitution of the foul weather TREK ...and then the weather has been nice...
crisp & clear..low 50's :D

picked up 2 Cats and a very nice DG recording of Holst "The Planets" :applaud: ..that is definitely a record for doing demos....tho parts of it vaguely remind me of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheherazade_%28Rimsky-Korsakov%29)

$1.83 total

SpeakerLabFan
11-30-2009, 03:52 PM
Edgar Froese - Aqua
(1974, Brain) German pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/froese001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
11-30-2009, 11:16 PM
Deep Purple - Machine Head
(1972, Warner Bros) 1973 pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/deeppurple002.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Jefferson Airplane - Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
(1973, Grunt) "TLC" in the deadwax = The Lacquer Channel in Sausalito, CA

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Jefferson001-1.jpg

SEAWOLF97
12-06-2009, 02:54 PM
weather has been high 30's/low 40's and managed to get out on the Trek and round up some more vinyls this week ...I wont take them in lless than VG condition anymore, unless very rare.

SEAWOLF97
12-06-2009, 02:56 PM
even more :D

SpeakerLabFan
12-08-2009, 10:58 PM
John Lennon - Imagine
(1971, Apple) "Bell Sound" in the deadwax
RIP John Lennon

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Lennon001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-08-2009, 11:54 PM
Nilsson - Pussy Cats
(1974, RCA Victor)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Nilsson001.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Nilsson002.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-10-2009, 11:03 PM
Gabor Szabo - Rambler
(1974, CTI) "Van Gelder" in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/szabo001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-10-2009, 11:44 PM
Pat Martino - Consciousness
(1975, Muse)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/martino001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2009, 09:55 PM
The Allman Brothers Band - Self Titled
(1969, Atco)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/allman001-1.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/allman002.jpg

SEAWOLF97
12-18-2009, 06:18 PM
so there was a glimpse of sunshine today..grabbed the TREK and set out on vinyl safari ....it was 51 degrees and was actually too warm in my biking bundle...found a nice copy of LR and the whole trip was covered by one of the best soundtracks on my pod

Robh3606
12-18-2009, 06:24 PM
Bella Fleck

UFO Tofu

Rob:)

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2009, 10:21 PM
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones, Now!
(1965, London) 1st pressing unboxed "London" label Stereo; complete liner notes

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/stones004.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/stones001.jpg

hjames
12-18-2009, 10:47 PM
so there was a glimpse of sunshine today..grabbed the TREK and set out on vinyl safari ....it was 51 degrees and was actually too warm in my biking bundle...found a nice copy of LR and the whole trip was covered by one of the best soundtracks on my pod

If you like the soundtrack, rent the DVD from your library sometime - WOW!
Or buy it for about $5 used from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Koyaanisqatsi-Life-Balance-Ted-Koppel/dp/B000068OCS/) ...

SEAWOLF97
12-18-2009, 10:57 PM
If you like the soundtrack, rent the DVD from your library sometime - WOW!
Or buy it for about $5 used from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Koyaanisqatsi-Life-Balance-Ted-Koppel/dp/B000068OCS/) ...

I bought the DVD when it got out of expensive mode - for a long time you could only buy from the movie's distributor - for the fixed price of $180

JBLAddict
12-18-2009, 11:19 PM
Question: anyone out there listen to Music Choice off their cable TV? Is this feed considered high rez audio, any better than a redbook CD? The audio quality is really really good fed via HDMI to my HKAVR from the DVR.

It comes up as 2.0 rather than 3.0/2.1 on the display so I'm assuming it isn't, but some channels, in particular the R&B stuff, has breathtaking soundstage on the L7s, to the point where switching between 5ch and 2ch audio sounds about identical, much better than many of my CDs.

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2009, 11:29 PM
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones, Now!
(1965, London) 1966 Mono boxed "London" label; censored liner notes
Ah, Mono - much better. :applaud:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/stones006.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-20-2009, 10:34 PM
Iron Butterfly - Heavy
(1967, Atco)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/butterfly001.jpg

SEAWOLF97
12-21-2009, 10:57 AM
WOW !!! I picked up the Herbert von Karajan-Berliner Philharmoniker
complete Beethoven's 9 Symphonies ....in FLAC from the SACD

Its just overpoweringly great :applaud: LVB certainly evokes lots of emotion and the better a recording/performance is ...well, the more awesomer it is....:D

LATER EDIT: It just feels like the 250ti's were made for the 5th symphony ...outstanding !!

MORE LATER EDITS: I was rainy today and stayed inside ...also new on the PC today was the soundtrack to the movie "Crimson Tide" ...WOW..that will give your JBL's a workout..esp if you have a good sub (pun intended)

SEAWOLF97
12-22-2009, 05:30 PM
pretty good safari on the TREK today ...10 miles & 4 LP's ...all in vnice condition ...Ringo ? yeah, it was only 50cents...after enjoying Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat" . I was happy to find more by him :) the Wings is a triple.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2009, 10:53 PM
John Fahey - Days Have Gone By
(1967, Takoma) C-1014; w/ an 8 page booklet for liner notes

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/fahey002.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/fahey003.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-28-2009, 11:18 PM
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
(1964, Capitol) 197? pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/Beachboys001-1.jpg

SEAWOLF97
12-30-2009, 02:08 PM
got out on the TREK Sunday and found these 2 Beethoven sets ...each is 5 LP's with a booklet...looks like they've never been played...the store had them at $3/set , but it was half price day...so 10 Deutsche Grammophon - Karajan disks for $3.

All the rest were 50 center's ...had never seen the Eagles double b4, the Robert Cray is very nice too :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
12-30-2009, 02:32 PM
Montrose - Warner Bros. Presents Montrose!
(1975, Warner Bros) KENDUN in the deadwax - Kent Duncan

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/montrose001.jpg


, the Robert Cray is very nice too :applaud:

Nice. I have a copy of his 1985 Showdown! with Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland and it smokes. He sold alot of copies of Strong Persuader, I see it alot, have never seen the Afraid Of The Dark title while making the rounds.

SEAWOLF97
12-30-2009, 04:44 PM
Nice. I see it alot, have never seen the Afraid Of The Dark title while making the rounds.

I have also seen a lot of vinyl...and never saw "Dont be Afraid of the Dark" b4 ...even in catalogs..

Isnt he from your general area ?

SpeakerLabFan
12-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Free - Free Live!
(1971, A&M) STERLING in the deadwax
A very nice video of the band performing All Right Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htuxb-m4-ng)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/free002.jpg



I have also seen a lot of vinyl...and never saw "Dont be Afraid of the Dark" b4 ...even in catalogs..

Isnt he from your general area ?

no, looks like he's from Georgia. We have had a few good pickers come out of here - Larry Coryell ...and there's that "purple haze" guy, kind of obscure....name escapes me at the moment :p

SEAWOLF97
12-30-2009, 08:40 PM
no, looks like he's from Georgia. We have had a few good pickers come out of here - Larry Coryell ...and there's that "purple haze" guy, kind of obscure....name escapes me at the moment :p

I was kinda right.....:o:

further info

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/12900/Robert-Cray-The-Deep-Blue-Beyond

Born in Georgia, Cray is the product of a military family that moved to the great Northwest at the age of just 11 months. It was the music flooding out of Seattle in the late part of the 1950s that first shaped Cray's audible aura.
"My father was in the army and because of that we were all over the place. I spent my childhood in Washington State, Tacoma to be exact, 30 miles south of Seattle," says Cray.



and there's that "purple haze" guy, kind of obscure....name escapes me at the moment :p

We always keep meaning to stop in and see the grave...Kent, isnt it ?

SpeakerLabFan
12-30-2009, 09:56 PM
Ten Years After - The Classic Performances Of Ten Years After
(1976, Columbia) "Barry" in the deadwax
...any excuse to hear I'd Love To Change The World one more time
...but it is strange to hear songs out of their playback order in A Space In Time

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/tenyearsafter001.jpg


I was kinda right.....:o:

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/1290...ep-Blue-Beyond (http://www.jambase.com/Articles/12900/Robert-Cray-The-Deep-Blue-Beyond)

< snip >

We always keep meaning to stop in and see the grave...Kent, isnt it ?

I think I've read that the site is in Renton. There's a cool statue on Broadway, just down from the Seattle U. campus, and across the street from Seattle Central Community College. Ah, learn something new every day... no mention of this in the wikipedia piece I looked at. Rickie Lee Jones was a military brat as well, and spent alot of her teen years in Olympia, WA, still has family there I think.

SEAWOLF97
12-31-2009, 09:18 AM
I think I've read that the site is in Renton. T

You be mo righter this time .glad I axed .......Renton

http://www.deadbluesguys.com/dbgtour/hendrix_jimi.htm
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g58704-d531960-Reviews-Jimi_Hendrix_Grave_Site-Renton_Washington.html



...any excuse to hear I'd Love To Change The World one more time
...but it is strange to hear songs out of their playback order in A Space In Time
.

ASIT is one of my 5 DID's

Jimmi's place

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2009, 05:55 PM
Walter Egan - Fundamental Roll
(1977, Columbia) Promo/NFS; MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax; produced by Buckingham & Nicks, they do background vocals

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/egan001.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/egan002.jpg


Nice. I have a copy of his 1985 Showdown! with Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland and it smokes. He sold alot of copies of Strong Persuader, I see it alot, have never seen the Afraid Of The Dark title while making the rounds.


I have also seen a lot of vinyl...and never saw "Dont be Afraid of the Dark" b4 ...even in catalogs..



Of course, the DAY after saying that I never see this title, I run across it in the 50 cents clearance shelf at a Half Price Books.... classic~!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/cray.jpg

SEAWOLF97
12-31-2009, 06:04 PM
Of course, the DAY after saying that I never see this title, I run across it in the 50 cents clearance shelf at a Half Price Books.... classic~!


50 cents ?? Hope you snatched it quickly ..good album :applaud:
(thats what I paid too :bouncy:)

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2009, 07:30 PM
Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka
(1972, Bizarre / Reprise)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/zappa002.jpg



50 cents ?? Hope you snatched it quickly ..good album :applaud:
(thats what I paid too :bouncy:)

Yep, no brainer! ;)

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Heart - Little Queen
(1977, Portrait) "Go For It" and KENDUN in the deadwax, side 1

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/heart001.jpg

SEAWOLF97
01-01-2010, 07:35 PM
Gabor Szabo - Rambler
(1974, CTI) "Van Gelder" in the deadwax


Szabo is listed as the author on Santana Abraxas of "Gypsy Queen" , which is the ending to the trio commonly called BLACK MAGIC WOMAN. It opens with "Singing Winds/Crying Beasts" then to "BMW" and finishes with the high energy "Gypsy Queen"

Szabo's version of "GQ" is far different that Carlos's that ends in the 3 guitar slam ..WHAM..WHAM..WHAM at 45 seconds left and culminates in the fantastic tuned feedback ....have not heard any other recording by CS where he did GQ as well as on Abraxas ........Outstanding :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2010, 11:07 PM
Laurindo Almeida - Guitar From Impanema
(1964, Capitol) T 2197

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/laurindo001.jpg


Szabo is listed as the author on Santana Abraxas of "Gypsy Queen" , which is the ending to the trio commonly called BLACK MAGIC WOMAN. It opens with "Singing Winds/Crying Beasts" then to "BMW" and finishes with the high energy "Gypsy Queen"

Szabo's version of "GQ" is far different that Carlos's that ends in the 3 guitar slam ..WHAM..WHAM..WHAM at 45 seconds left and culminates in the fantastic tuned feedback ....have not heard any other recording by CS where he did GQ as well as on Abraxas ........Outstanding :applaud:

Interesting, I didn't know that was a Szabo tune. Yes, I've read that Santana was very influenced by Szabo especially after hearing his playing on Spellbinder. and this with a mic'd acoustic guitar! I grab everything I see by him - alot of his catalog is on the wonderful CTI label. I couldn't find a clip of Szabo playing GQ, but did find a (smoking) clip of his here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXN7aN0UVU8

SEAWOLF97
01-02-2010, 12:19 AM
Interesting, I didn't know that was a Szabo tune. Yes, I've read that Santana was very influenced by Szabo especially after hearing his playing on Spellbinder. and this with a mic'd acoustic guitar! I grab everything I see by him - alot of his catalog is on the wonderful CTI label. I couldn't find a clip of Szabo playing GQ, but did find a (smoking) clip of his here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXN7aN0UVU8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A1bor_Szab%C3%B3

His playing incorporated elements of folk music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_music) from his native Hungary and rock music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music)'s use of feedback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_feedback). His composition "Gypsy Queen" became a hit for Santana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Santana) in 1970 (see Black Magic Woman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Magic_Woman)).

hear it here ..no need to register
http://blip.fm/profile/GrassyKnoll/blip/30534422/Gabor_Szabo-Gypsy_Queen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Magic_Woman

the introduction of the song, which was adapted from Szabo's "Gypsy Queen", consists of simple hammer-ons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer-on), pull-offs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pull-off) and slides (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_%28guitar_technique%29), before moving into the introduction solo of "Black Magic Woman." After the introduction solo, which follows the same chord progression as the verse, the song moves into an eight-bar piano solo on D minor, and proceeds to two verses sung by keyboardist Gregg Rolie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg_Rolie). Two verses of guitar solo follow the two sung verses, which is then succeeded by another verse, before moving into a modified version of the "Gypsy Queen" section from the beginning of the song, to end the piece. There is also a single edit that runs for 3:15. On the radio the piano solo is sometimes omitted while "Gypsy Queen" is almost always omitted, whilst other longer versions have since been released, including one which runs for 8:56.

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2010, 01:05 AM
Sweet, thanks for the link. I've heard that, yep it's on the 1966 Spellbinder title, Ron Carter on bass, Chico Hamilton on drums - wow. I really like his playing, sad that we lost him.

looks like I haven't listened to Abraxas in almost 2 years. I'm overdue

SEAWOLF97
01-02-2010, 10:10 AM
looks like I haven't listened to Abraxas in almost 2 years. I'm overdue

after my post last night abt Abraxas , went to bed with the pod & IEMs ...I had just reloaded the pod as it seems to distort when tunes are deleted and added over time. Abraxas is one of those "have to always be on the pod" albums...so got up and added it.

Gypsy Queen on there is really intense and I had the gain rather high , so on the 3 guitar WHAMS at the end of GQ , felt my eyes wincing at each one ....think I had a big smile too ...:D


the pod doesn't push enough power for the preferred Senn HD-580's , but does fine on the IEMs ...but my minidisk portable does handle the Senns well ...mebbe I'll put Abraxas (the only MFSL disc I ever bought) on to MD and really do it right ...:applaud:



Heart - Little Queen


now I know that they ARE one of your locals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_%28band%29

Heart is a rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music) band whose founding members came from Seattle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle,_Washington), Washington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington), USA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) in the early 1970s

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2010, 04:30 PM
Santana - Abraxas
(1970, Columbia) KC 30130; 197? pressing w/o poster
inspired by the discussion of Gabor Szabo's 1966 Spellbinder & the version of Gypsy Queen here.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/santana001.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/santana003.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2010, 04:44 PM
now I know that they ARE one of your locals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_%28band%29

Heart is a rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music) band whose founding members came from Seattle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle,_Washington), Washington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington), USA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) in the early 1970s


Yeah they were contemporaries, and the drummer was actually from the same N. Seattle high school. I know that for awhile one of the sisters had huge old estate/mansion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle very close to Volunteer park. Great players, and Ann with that singing voice. They made some nice sounding records in the 70s, mostly played too much for me now, but still fun - hard to choose but I think Dog & Butterfly is the current favorite.

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2010, 11:56 PM
Roy Orbison - In Dreams
(1963, Monument) XM 8003 Canadian mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/orbison001.jpg

SEAWOLF97
01-03-2010, 10:56 AM
Roy Orbison - In Dreams
(1963, Monument) XM 8003 Canadian mono pressing


Very nice :applaud:...I really enjoy Roy...will keep an eye out for a copy.

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2010, 11:09 AM
Michael Brecker - Self Titled
(1987, MCA Impulse!) NFS / Promo; mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/brecker002.jpg

Rob Orbison - In Dreams

Very nice :applaud:...I really enjoy Roy...will keep an eye out for a copy.

Thanks, it's a nice record - Blue Bayou and In Dreams and alot of interesting stuff. What a voice that guy had - "the Caruso of rock". This was in a ~1500 LP collection that I picked up a couple of years ago - at a local garage sale. I did the usual "do you have any records?" and the older guy said uh, yeah I'm moving, they're just taking up space, and need to find a new home. Lots of interesting early 60s rock, folk, country, jazz mixed into the usual roger whittaker thrift store schmaltz. I came back with my truck and $75. :D

SEAWOLF97
01-03-2010, 11:43 AM
mixed into the usual roger whittaker thrift store schmaltz.

We get tons of Evie, Jim Nabors, Bette Midler, Barry Canntelope ...& Xmas and Firestone annuals and Helen Reddy :barf:

I got abt 80 albums from the estate of a local DJ who died in 1981..abt 3/$1 ...missed the Technics SP-15 with EPA-500 arm mounted in an oak plinth with receiver & speakers for $125 that was also in the ad

(post 1591)

SEAWOLF97
01-03-2010, 04:25 PM
OK, so the weather wasn't too bad , no rain , not too cold, so I GoreTexed up and set out on the TREK for 1st vinyl safari of 2010...first thrift was closed, tho normally open on Sunday, but the 2nd had 50% day....I rounded up abt 20, but condition disqualified all but 8 ..not too bad for $4 ...its my 2nd backup copy of "Building the Perfect Beast" (a DID) , but perfect condition vinyl (cover only OK). I like Rhonstadt and didnt have this one...soundtracks are a gamble, but many are great........nice start to the New Year :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Herbie Hancock - Sound System
(1984, Columbia) MASTERDISK in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/hancock001-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2010, 09:58 PM
The Byrds - The Byrds (Untitled)
(1970, Columbia) w/o "Kathleen" listed on the back cover

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/byrds001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2010, 11:04 PM
Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band - Greatest Hits!
(1970, Vanguard)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/kweskin001.jpg

SEAWOLF97
01-05-2010, 04:30 PM
Low 50's , only drizzle , no wind = turntable food safari :applaud:
(I have 5 active tt's to feed) ....all in nice condition ...10 mile loop.

SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2010, 12:36 AM
Jimmy Smith - The Boss
(1969, Verve) featuring George Benson on guitar
ugly pic caused by low-charge on camera batteries

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/jimmysmith001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2010, 08:40 PM
Earth Opera - Self titled
(1968, Elektra) German pressing; Peter Rowan, David Grisman

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/earthopera002.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2010, 10:36 PM
Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground
(1967, ESP-Disk) Stereo pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/pbs001.jpg

Tom Brennan
01-06-2010, 11:32 PM
"Glad to See You Go" by the Ramones.

SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2010, 11:59 PM
The Earl Scruggs Revue - Rockin' 'Cross The Country
(1974, Columbia) w/ Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Bramlett

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/earlscruggs001.jpg

hjames
01-07-2010, 04:03 AM
Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky (2009)
Quite pleasant on first listen, but as I replay it I keep finding nuggets ...
From "Border Reiver" through "Piper to the End", this album keeps growing on me.

... If you like uillean pipes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes) ...

When i leave this world behind me
To another I will go
If there are no pipes in heaven
I`ll be going down below

If friends in time be severed
Someday we will meet again
I`ll return to leave you never
Be a piper to the end

This has been a day to die fo
Now the day has almost gone
Up above a choir of seabirds
Turns to face the setting sun

Now the evening dawn is calling
And all the hills are burning red
And before the night comes falling
Clouds are lined with golden thread

We watched the fires together
Shared our quarters for a while
Walked the dusty roads together
Came so many miles

This has been a day to die on
Now the day is almost done
Here the pipes will lay beside me
Silent will the battle drum

If friends in time be severed
Someday here we will meet again
I return to leave you never
Be a piper to the end

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Duke Ellington - Ellington Jazz Party
(1959, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/ellington001.jpg

demon
01-10-2010, 02:00 AM
hello!

though i never liked classic norwegian blackmetal, and did never understand its sincerness (these guys must be kidding??), i do admire its other-worldness.
a big friend gave me an album by the band "out to lunch" lately, called "kullboksrytter". might not be BM, but with that i have at least some norwegian JAZZ spookin over my asio :)
(coming with boots and spikes just the same)

http://bjornklakegg.com/site/images/stories/cd_covers/kullboksrytter.jpg

i dont know anything about this band/music else than it is cool, lush and highly interesting. it swings, too!



The Earl Scruggs Revue - Rockin' 'Cross The Country
(1974, Columbia) w/ Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Bramlett


cool, i like that kind of music but dont know much about it. can remember steve martin playing on a video clip with earl scruggs --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icMTVV5Lwaw
i have "live! from austin city limits" on LP and it spins from time to time.

cheers,
mikey

hjames
01-10-2010, 03:30 AM
Because sometimes you just need something Crazy,
and Hocus Pocus feeds that need ...

SpeakerLabFan
01-10-2010, 08:50 PM
Because sometimes you just need something Crazy,
and Hocus Pocus feeds that need ...

There's a fun Youtube video of their performance of Hocus Pocus in 1973 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpV5InLw52U

SpeakerLabFan
01-10-2010, 08:51 PM
J. Geils Band - "Live" - Full House
(1972, Atlantic) "you heard of the boogaloo? you heard of the Detroit shuffle?"
Purchased new back in the day; saw them on their Seattle stop in ~'73 when they could tear it up w/ straight ahead blues/rock and before the Centerfold/Freeze Frame nonsense...

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/jgeils001-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-11-2010, 10:38 PM
The John Renbourn Group - A Maid In Bedlam
(1977, Shanachie)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/renbourn001.jpg

demon
01-12-2010, 09:22 AM
jj. cale -naturally
the picture i took is an hommage... :)

cheers,
mikey

demon
01-12-2010, 09:41 AM
There's a fun Youtube video of their performance of Hocus Pocus in 1973 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpV5InLw52U

true, that was fun. didnt know the band till now -thanks heather!

cheers

SEAWOLF97
01-12-2010, 10:50 AM
this one is fun ..last shot b4 batteries died..no flash on tap :o:

SpeakerLabFan
01-12-2010, 11:28 PM
Buffalo Springfield - Self Titled
(1966, Atco) the 33-200 "A" version w/ "For What It's Worth" replacing "Baby Don't Scold Me"

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/buffalo001.jpg


jj. cale -naturally
the picture i took is an hommage... :)


Great record! :thmbsup:

Ducatista47
01-12-2010, 11:29 PM
Searching past the fine link provided, I found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRd0Z37Dt8Y&feature=related

The new guitarist seems a fortuitous combination of Santana, David Gilmore and Akkerman influences. I think his name is Niels van der Steenhoven.

For my taste, some of the nicest music I have heard in years. I'll look for the CD, Focus 9 / New Skin

I love the way this thread leads me to new voyages of discovery.

Clark

Ducatista47
01-12-2010, 11:38 PM
Buffalo Springfield - Self Titled
(1966, Atco) the 33-200 "A" version w/ "For What It's Worth" replacing "Baby Don't Scold Me"
Great record! :thmbsup:
Saw them at a Chicago suburban club date - The Cellar in Arlington Heights I think - about this time. One of my better nights. Got right up against the stage and accepted the dBs for the thrill of near contact with greatness.

Clark

SpeakerLabFan
01-13-2010, 12:25 AM
The Stills-Young Band - Long May You Run
(1976, Reprise)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/stillsyoung001.jpg

Buffalo Springfield - Self Titled

Saw them at a Chicago suburban club date - The Cellar in Arlington Heights I think - about this time. One of my better nights. Got right up against the stage and accepted the dBs for the thrill of near contact with greatness.

Clark

Wow. That must have been a show. I was 10 in '66 so I missed out on seeing Buffalo Springfield but saw the band members in their later pursuits. The first time I saw Neil Young was the CSNY 1974 tour, opening show in Seattle (http://www.suitelorraine.com/suitelorraine/Pages/csny74.html) (link to Rolling Stone article on that show) on August 15th - they hadn't toured for a few years, & were so excited they played from 9pm until 1:30 in the morning, 44 songs in the setlist, what a show.

SpeakerLabFan
01-13-2010, 09:13 PM
The Byrds - Dr Byrds & Mr. Hyde
(1969, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/byrds001-1.jpg

Ducatista47
01-13-2010, 09:58 PM
A CD by Steve Winwood from 2003. Since I happened upon this in a local thrift shop for two dollars last Fall, a favorite. Last night through the Stax Omega II headphones it seemed better than ever.

It sounds like a marvel of recording to me, and the music is as good as he has done since early Traffic. While it doesn't sound anything like "40000 Headmen" or "Crying To Be Heard", maybe even stronger in places and never less so.

It is a trio and Steve plays only Hammond, no guitar. He sings everything, of course. I had not heard of the guitarist or the drummer, but everyone is on their game. Unlike Winwood's recent release, is is not compressed to death and rewards the best gear you have to play it on.

"About Time marks the first time in 27 years that Winwood recorded live without the use of multiple tracks or recording loops."

http://www.amazon.com/About-Time-Steve-Winwood/dp/B00009MGUA

Get this one.

Clark

SpeakerLabFan
01-13-2010, 10:03 PM
Wishbone Ash - Pilgramage
(1971, Decca)
saw this band in 72 or 73; very intense w/ the twin lead guitars & mostly instrumental pieces, great show; great record
guitars may be the stars of the show, but I like how the drums are given equal footing in this recording.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/wishbone001.jpg

Ducatista47
01-13-2010, 10:15 PM
Wow. That must have been a show. I was 10 in '66 so I missed out on seeing Buffalo Springfield but saw the band members in their later pursuits. The first time I saw Neil Young was the CSNY 1974 tour, opening show in Seattle (http://www.suitelorraine.com/suitelorraine/Pages/csny74.html) (link to Rolling Stone article on that show) on August 15th - they hadn't toured for a few years, & were so excited they played from 9pm until 1:30 in the morning, 44 songs in the setlist, what a show.

I saw CSNY at the newly restored Auditorium Theater in downtown Chicago. The Adler/Sullivan hall has perfect acoustics. Joni Mitchel opened. The boys said "this is the first time we have ever played together." They meant CSN with Young. It was not long after Woodstock. It was f**king awesome. I don't think I ever saw Stills again.

Years later in Peoria I missed Manassas in the Bradley Fieldhouse because I didn't have even the few bucks for admission. Hardly anyone came and they blew the doors off with a great concert to reward the handful who cared to actually show up.

I did get to see Neil on a tour that combined the Trans material with a second set with The Shocking Pinks.

Clark

SpeakerLabFan
01-13-2010, 11:35 PM
The Touch - Self Titled
(1968, London/Coliseum) Stereo; DS 51004

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/colosseum001-1.jpg


I saw CSNY at the newly restored Auditorium Theater in downtown Chicago. The Adler/Sullivan hall has perfect acoustics. Joni Mitchel opened. The boys said "this is the first time we have ever played together." They meant CSN with Young. It was not long after Woodstock. It was f**king awesome. I don't think I ever saw Stills again.



Wow, that must have been incredible. Neil and Stills were monster guitarists and Nash and Crosby with those laser harmonies, nothing like them. I saw Neil Young last year, and he was an absolute monster on the guitar - it reminded again of the '74 show.

This is a fun clip if you haven't seen it - Stills, Crosby and Joni, Grace Slick on the Dick Cavett Show on the day after Woodstock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLEVWR1jJk

Ducatista47
01-13-2010, 11:48 PM
Great link! According to this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLEVWR1jJk&feature=related
Joni says that what I saw was the night before they went to Woodstock. Good lord, those were heady times. Stephen was such a monster talent. That he, Young and Furray were in the same group was amazing.

Care to discuss seeing the Byrds back in the day? I bet you have a history with them too.

LRBacon
01-14-2010, 08:45 AM
this one is fun ..last shot b4 batteries died..no flash on tap :o:


Hey Tom, is on RCA's flimsy vinyl?

Larry

SEAWOLF97
01-14-2010, 09:10 AM
Hey Tom, is on RCA's flimsy vinyl?

Larry

nope..180g



Care to discuss seeing the Byrds back in the day?

went to school with McGuinn , always liked "The Bells of Rhymney"
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looks like Mr. SLF is running more than 1 TT also ??

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I wasnt a fan, but 59 is too young

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1629669/20100114/pendergrass_teddy.jhtml

One of the world's great soul men, singer Teddy Pendergrass (http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/pendergrass_teddy/artist.jhtml), died at age 59 on Wednesday after a long battle with colon cancer.
In his prime in the 1970s, Pendergrass was one of the premier R&B singers in America, leading Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes to the top of the charts with indelible soul classics such as "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and "I Miss You."

SpeakerLabFan
01-14-2010, 11:35 PM
Linda Ronstadt - Hand Sown....Home Grown
(1969, Capitol) 1970 pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/ronstadt001.jpg




Care to discuss seeing the Byrds back in the day? I bet you have a history with them too.

I wish! :( I wish I'd see the Byrds (or the Flying Burrito Brothers for that matter). Didn't do alot of concert going until about 1972/73 (age 16, 17), so I pretty much missed the train for the Byrds.

I bought most of their early records, and I have at least a couple of nice "360 Sound" mono pressings. I listened to the "Untitled" double LP last weekend, really like the live side including their version of Lover Of The Bayou.






went to school with McGuinn , always liked "The Bells of Rhymney"
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looks like Mr. SLF is running more than 1 TT also ??

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I'm thinking McGuinn was a good student!?

Yep, more than one table here. I do some listening on the bedroom system with the JBL 4425s (Technics SL1800 + Shure M97xe) -- like now. :bouncy:

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2010, 05:51 PM
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
(1978, Warner Bros) TML-S in the deadwax (The Mastering Lab);

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/littlefeat001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2010, 07:19 PM
Old & In The Way - Self Titled
(1974, Round) Artisan symbol in the deadwax; John Golden, mastering engineer, mixed and mastered by Owsley Stanley
recorded live in SF, 10/73

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/oldintheway001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2010, 07:45 PM
Plastic Bertrand - An 1
(1978, Sire)
translation: "this works for me"

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/plasticbertrand001.jpg

Titanium Dome
01-15-2010, 09:01 PM
Joshua Judges Ruth by Lyle Lovett in delicious 5.1 digital sound. :)

SpeakerLabFan
01-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick - Sunfighter
(1971, Grunt) w/ Slick's 10 p. illus. lyric booklet; daughter China on the cover
w/ Jerry Garcia, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/sunfighter001.jpg