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What Are You Listening To?
Oceansoul Wrote:Listening to some Santana.

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Try his solo album 'Blues for Salvador' especially the track 'Bella' written for his daughter - fantastic piece of music.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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from the cd room
the unopened stack
which I have neglected for months

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worthy of having on cd in addiction to my vinyl copy
6th album
last one with the original lineup
only one more album before Alice is considered a solo act
love most of this
I Love The Dead sucked me in
and it's such a stupid song

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man, that song and the 'camp' guillotine bit was really bad, but yeah, I can see how youd like it
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from the cd room
the unopened stack

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8th album
his first as a solo act
reached #5 here
love it
except for that Vincent Price intro on Black Widow

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Roger Hodgson - In the Eye of the Storm followed by Open the Door. He almost sounds a bit like Robert Plant does (now) on one particular song on ITEOTS which I can't find on YT - "Hooked on a Problem". Hadn't noticed that before. Maybe they should do a duet. :biggrin1:

"Lovers in the Wind" remains a beautiful song and a favourite ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCk1ZLV2SoY

... as is and does the title track from Open the Door ...

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A 'Best of...' compilation of Mike and the Mechanics. Takes me back to my working days in Cape Town - especially 'Cup of Coffee' and 'Over My Shoulder' - them was good times!
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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from the cd room
the unopened stack

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one of my top invasion bands
only 4 albums with the original lineup
then Burdon decided he wanted his name in front
22 tracks here cover early days thru his hit with War
a very good compilation plus the bio booklet

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Firefall - Clouds Across the Sun. Not too shabby, all in all! They made better albums but there are some good songs on this - nice cover artwork too.

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The whole album here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSKX9TF6r-k

One of the two individual tracks I could find on YT ...

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"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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For some reason I had saved drafts of these posts, so putting them back up ... 

Roger Waters ~ Is This The Life We Really Want?
 
I recall saying something uncharitable here about a live clip from the album that IMHO was fairly cringeworthy, however, as we know, studio and live are poles apart and on that basis, I have to recant my scathing indictment. At this stage of the proceedings, RW should really stick to studio recordings - his voice is shot but the content of the album is such that the shot voice of an angry older man kinda works. He doesn’t hold back on the effing and blinding either – not sure it’s all entirely necessary, but it is what it is – he’s seriously cheesed off. I feel a bit sorry for him actually; he gives the impression of constantly, his whole life, having been at odds with … errr … pretty much everything. Must be exhausting.
 
It’s taken a couple of listens because I kept stalling at a certain point - found it difficult to get past the ever-so-apparent cynicism and vitriol which is quite harsh to begin with, in fact my first response was negative. There’s enough mayhem in the world, too much, and we know all about it because we are exposed to every kind of awful happening almost instantly via our technology - I didn’t know if I could cope with yet another ranting! A panacea would be nice, some hope, maybe, as opposed to a knot in the stomach, although to give him credit, he does comes down a bit at the end. When I did eventually get over myself enough to listen calmly, I had to concede that it’s a good, albeit regurgitated job, even if it does give voice to rather a lot of doom, gloom and bitterness (sadly, not untrue). Musically, there are quite a lot of Pink Floyd references, many, in fact, which is to be expected, but I think more so than his previous solo albums – nothing new.
 
Whether I will be listening to this with any regularity is doubtful, but that said, it’s not an album that can be absorbed in one sitting either and it adds to the growing number of ‘say it like it is’ releases by our mature rock n roll statesmen (not that RW’s ever been a shrinking violet in that department). In my view, so far, none of them beat Leonard Cohen for wry wisdom and subtlety, and as a band, IMO, Marillion takes protest honours with their beautifully thought out and executed F.E.A.R.
 
This has grown on me … “Wait For Her”, inspired by and with lyrics from a poem by Mahmoud Darwish …





Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie
 
Well I can say right up front that overall, I like this album. The first five songs are good, as is the final track and the remaining four are not awful. Five of the ten tracks were written by Lindsey Buckingham, two by Christine McVie and the remaining three jointly, by both of them. On the aforementioned six picks, lead vocals are an even split. The album is a pertinent reminder of the super sets of skills that made up Fleetwood Mac; these two are excellent songwriters, each in their own capacity, and they are both versatile and highly competent musicians. 
 
This release won’t set the world on fire, but it’s polished and assured pop/rock, and one feels in safe hands, so to speak! Even if you had no clue who it was, you’d make the FM connection – not that surprising since Mick Fleetwood and John McVie are right here too. On the more critical side, I’d say there’s a chance one might eventually tire of listening to four chords – it’s a bit samey and ever so slightly dated. However, I don’t mind the retro thing because I’m currently appreciating irrepressibly happy energy; I think they had a fine, fulfilling time putting it all together, and it definitely translates! Light and easy.
 
Lindsey Buckingham is a bit of a vocal chameleon and here he seems to be flying the colours of … Ryan Adams??! Anyone else get that? Written and sung by himself … “Love Is Here To Stay” … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtOl1ero7Sk
 
The final track “Carnival Begin” with Christine McVie singing and Mr Buckingham letting rip on lead …





Update: abundant earworms on this, I now find! 
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Elton John and Leon Russell – The Union. Picked up the CD the other day and hadn’t read the liner notes before listening so was surprised to hear the unmistakeably dulcet tones of Neil Young emanating from the speakers! Thought Reggie might have been having a strange turn. Oh wait … lol!

What a fab album. Great listening – it’s been on repeat for a while … and those liner notes were worth getting out the magnifying glass for  –  a project inspired by love and admiration.

“Gone to Shiloh” – with NY … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvXK1-b3YXY

And the gorgeous “The Best Part of the Day” … 



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