Your last listen

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Copperblue
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Copperblue » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:50 am

Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow on vinyl. Great playing and excellent natural sound quality
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:52 pm

Elf - Elf
The Kinks - Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround Pt 1
Bob Dylan - Bringing it all back home
John Lennon - Mind Games
Metallica - Hardwired
Richie Blackmore's Rainbow
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:02 am

Emerson, Lake & Palmer 'In The Hot Seat' (1994)

The final studio album from ELP followed the powerful and epic 'Black Moon' but suffered slightly from the same contractual-obligation-blues as 'Love Beach'. Keith Emerson was beginning to be affected by the crippling hand problems that would only get worse and Carl Palmer had also undergone surgery on his wrists - so much of the percussion is electronic kits and drum-machines. Greg Lake's singing voice is also noticeably lower register - becoming very similar to John Wetton's baritone, although both were more than capable of superb control and emotional projection right to the end.

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That being said, 'In the Hot Seat is an accomplished album with strong songs, excellent production and recording (Keith Olsen) and it's main flaw is that it lacks the fire of early ELP, replacing that with a restrained professionalism. The live albums from this period do show that EL&P could still kick the proverbial ass when necessary, though.

In The Hot Seat - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Verdict: not essential but not bad.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 pm

Cathedral - The garden of unearthly delights
The Kinks - Misfits
Nightmarish - Decades
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Hannes-Gregor » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:30 pm

Ton Steine Scherben 'Keine Macht für Niemand'. German utopists, revolutionary squatter band from the beginning of the seventies. Great song from this album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwkAiZHELlg

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:23 pm

Steve Reich 'Different Trains' Kronos Quartet & 'Electric Counterpoint' Pat Metheny.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:59 pm

Aldo Nova - Nova's dream
UFO - High Stakes and dangerous men
Bowling for soup - A hangover you don't deserve
Cats in space - Scarecrow
Ugly Kid Joe - America's least wanted
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler/Qutest, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Firebug1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:19 pm

Children of Bodom : Hexed
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...the Gods you worship are steel, at the altar of rock 'n' roll you kneel...

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:23 pm

Everesence - Lost whispers
Slade - The amazing kamakazie syndrom
Meshugga - The violent sleep of reason
Candlemass - Nightfall
Age of Taurus - Desperate souls of tortured times
Cathedral - The ethereal mirror
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler/Qutest, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

Daniel Quinn
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:44 am

Take that. Everything changes but you
Even a stroke didn't result in me liking AOS

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