Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.
This old CD of Moving Pictures sounds amazing.
Do you like the John Mayall album The Turning Point? Then make sure to check out its follow-up Empty Rooms. Groovy stuff, man.
It's a studio album from the same drummer-less band that recorded The Turning Point live.
That’s the one on Sahara. Used to go there all the time when I worked on Jones. It has since moved to the Rainbow location.
The new place is nice, but they jacked their prices up. Figures. For some reason, the pricing at the Eastern Ave. Zia seems the same.
Fly By Night on 5.1. Not extremely immersive, but it works fine anyway. I've come to enjoy this album a lot.
Edit: "By-Tor & The Snow Dog" is really well mixed in surround.
I’m at the new Chase Center. I think this place is smaller than the Warriors old home, Oracle Arena. The sh—-y seats here aren’t that sh—-y. It’s like a smallish bowl. Anyway, I’m waiting for Eric Clapton with Jimmy Vaughn opening.
Phish should start playing here. This place would be great for them.
Masekela (self-titled 1969 album)
There's another surround mix of this album, which was done by Steven Wilson in 2017. Since it was only available in a very expensive box set, I only have this one, which is fine, but I'm sure Wilson's must be better because he never fails at providing awesome mixes.
@Rne , don't tell me that you stopped your journey through Rush albums before hearing Signals!
The problem lies in the fact that I don't have Signals, and that's why I stopped where I did. I know this one is highly praised by fans, so I might get it soon.
You could always stream some of it on the 'Tube to get a taste:
Grace Under Pressure is worth a spin too:
Oh, yes, Signals is on Spotify too, but I have a hard time enjoying streaming, I don't know why. Maybe I could take this opportunity to try to end with that stupid behaviour and give it a try. Particularly because it can take long until I get a decent sounding version of this title on CD (the old masterings are not easy to find here, the '97 remaster only gets bad ratings and given the descriptions I've read, I think I will not enjoy it, and I will not buy the Sector 3 box set only for one title).
Yes, I'm gonna give it a try.
Well, time for Signals then. Some raw notes as I listen.
Synths gain even more protagonism, but still the overall sonic palette is balanced and there's room for everyone.
"Subdivisions": a number I was familiar with already. It stands among the best Rush songs. Period.
"The Analog Kid": a sophisticated and cleverly arranged rocking track.
"Chesmistry": I love the "Eye-to-I/Reaction burning hotter" sections.
"Digital Man": Reggaeish chorus with mentions to Babylon. Unexpected rhythm changes, something usual with this band that worked out many of their songs in different sections. An instrumental passage that reminds me strongly of The Police's "Walking On The Moon" appears out of nowhere. Since I love The Police, it's more than alright with me. Great song!
"The Weapon": Intricate drum pattern. I hear synth parts made with an arpeggiator, interesting. Great instrumental interlude, the tension builds up progressively. Another terrific song.
"New World Man": Constructed over a robotic-sounding synth line. Again, the band is channeling The Police during the pre-chorus section. I was not expecting much when the song started, but it's very good.
"Losing It": Synths gets thing started again, but there's also a violin which gives the song a special flavour. A slower pensive mood dominates the song, at least until the violin/guitar duet starts. I wish there was no fade-out. We have another hell of a song.
"Countdown": Radio communications, excellent use of sound effects (I can't help thinking of "Astronomy Domine"). The killer Rickenbacker enters suddenly in a lovely turn of events. Really good number.
Well, @notesofachord, now I'll have to buy this album, it's stupendous. All songs are strong, the band is in total control of what they're doing (Neil Peart shines throughout the whole album), and my wallet's gonna suffer once again.
Frank Marino And Mahogany Rush ,
/Tales Of The Unexpected (1979)
/What's Next (1980)
Calling All Stations 1997
I think their cd selection is pinner, especially their jazz selection.
Finally! Three and a half years was too long to wait.
Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album & Film, "Sound & Fury" [Watch Trailer]
Apparently, the album will be released in conjunction with an anime film (Netflix). Bizarre and unexpected. I can dig it.
I made a new thread about it:
Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury 2019 album
The Police were one of their favorite bands at the time.
I shared this on this thread:
Singers who were (unknown to most) really good at a musical instrument
...but I thought some of you on this thread might enjoy it too. He may be my favorite vocalist of all-time, but Marvin Gaye could really tickle the ivories as well:
Marvin Gaye was also a drummer in the early years. He plays on some Motown recordings, or so I've read.
Streaming Grace Under Pressure by Rush. Not as good as Signals, but pretty good, though.
Ten years ago, I wouldn't have staood more tan five minutes with 80's synthesizers, I'm getting old and nostalgic, I guess.
Now listening to the mono mix.
This record is great either way but that mono mix digs deep, the bass is definitely better and maybe the piano too. Also a bit more atmosphere from the room I think.
The 5.1 mix is cool though. Kind of Blue was recorded on 3-track. So the 5.1 has the three front channels plus some ambiance in the surrounds which is mixed relative low. If you wan't to be a purist, just turn off the surrounds and you here it close to the way it was recorded.
Norah Jones when she was up and coming (early 2000s)
Paul Dunmall Dig Deep Trio
Dunmall on tenor saxophone
Paul Rogers on 7 string acoustic upright bass
Tony Bianco on drums
Recorded live at Delbury Hall in Shropshire, England on February 20th, 2000
I was lucky to see Dunmall live twice during this period. His tenor playing during this time was very strong. For sure a Coltrane influenced player but by this point clearly his own man.
One of the great ones. Plus we get the *great* Paul Rogers on one of the first recordings on his custom bass.
Two long freely improvised pieces
On FMR Records
So last night Clapton had Paul Carrack on organ, some guy I don't know on piano, Steve Gadd on drums and Doyle Bramhall on second guitar. I remember seeing Doyle at Experience Hendrix a few years ago, and he didn't look so good. I guess the Clapton wardrobe people helped him out or something, because he looked too cool for school last night.
Highlights for me were the "Pretending" opener, as I am a big Journeyman fan (I would have preferred "Bad Love"), "Badge" and "I Shot The Sheriff." Really good show. E.C. still has his magic fingers and voice. Paul Carrack sang the encore, I'm not sure of the song, but everybody took a solo on it.
He also played "Crossroads," although not the bombing down the highway Cream version, but "Crossroads" is "Crossroads."
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