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NEW AND NOTABLE: upcoming albums
(01-02-2021, 09:41)Jerome Wrote:
(22-01-2021, 08:57)Ruby Wrote: My favourite palindrome band, Kayak are releasing a new album later this year. 

The cover artwork ... 

[Image: kayakcd121.jpeg]


The teaser ... 





Ooh nice cover - reminds me of a place in one of the Scandinavian countries????

Had to look it up - it's Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway. Well spotted! Some road!!
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(07-12-2020, 21:21)Ruby Wrote: Based on the last offering from Strawbs, I'm not sure whether to be excited or filled with trepidation re their new one that's currently in the works. Judging by the happy faces in the photograph in this article, I'd say they are not the latter! 
https://www.loudersound.com/news/strawbs...settlement

No tracks have been released yet ... interesting cover artwork - symmetry, perspective and balance ... none of their album covers are remotely the same, apart from the Strawbs name, and even then there are anomalies. Wait - there is one vaaaguely similar to this - Nomadness

[Image: strawbs_settlement_c_0nnoi.jpg?1607294923]

Two tracks have now been released. Have to say, I'm curious to hear the rest of it, but am not hugely optimistic based on these which both sound quite pedestrian to my ears. That said, I keep going back to "Each Manner of Man" with John Ford on vocals - four chords n all - guess it's a winning formula!! Is that a harpsichord? Might be their saving grace - the instruments. 






"Judgement Day" with Dave Cousins singing is a bit of a chore IMHO ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt3RQ54qRPQ
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Paul Weller "fat pop"
due out in May.
lead off single has a New Wave/Bowie feel to it
so interesting how far he can push that sound on this one!
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It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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Two to keep on my watchlist. Rick Armstrong, son of that Neil, is releasing a new album ... ambient. Steve Rothery is on it, as is Tony Levin - might be a good one ... https://www.loudersound.com/news/rick-ar...gUnNWlDRHA



 

Then Darryl Way, violinist for Curved Air (and who's played with plenty of others including Jethro Tull) is due to release a follow up to his 2020 album Destinations, which I totally missed. The new one is Destinations 2 - go figure! Should probably seek out the first one first! ... 



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not as notable as a lot of albums but the McCartney juggernaut just keeps on rolling...

a covers album by various artists
not of general Macca tunes but a re-recording of his most recent album "McCartney-III" to be entitled "IIImagined"

tracklist as follows:

"Long Tailed Winter Bird" by Damon Albarn

"Find My Way" by Beck

"Pretty Boys" by Khruangbin

"Women and Wives" by St. Vincent

"Lavatory Lil" by Josh Homme

"Deep Deep Feeling" by 3D (Robert del Naja from Massive Attack)

"Slidin" by Ed O'Brien

"The Kiss of Venus" by Dominic Fike

"Seize the Day" by Phoebe Bridgers

"Deep Down" by Blood Orange

"Winter Bird/When Winter Comes" by Anderson .Paak
“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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one for the Pink Floyd fans...
a live cd of their Knebworth Headline show in 1990 out in April 2021:
https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/...d=msedgntp
“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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A money-making exercise - nothing more. I have watched the whole concert on YT and it does not do much for me. I do like Candy Dulfer's contributions on the sax but I found the concert quite boring. A band just going through the motions. And who came up with that crazy sped-up portion of Comfortably Numb. It just does not fit the piece at all. Stupid decision. Will not be buying. Even the album art sucks. Floyd were always known for having unusual covers but they ran out of ideas on this one.
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CSNY "deja vu" 50th Anniversary boxset out this May.
should have been released in 2020, but with Covid it was put on hold...
could be interesting.
“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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not really a notable for me but i cant recall Jerome or Ruby even mentioning this one.

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just released today yet not even on JMJ's Wiki page when i checked???

the amazon.com description:

Product description
2021 release. Amazonia is a music project with renowned, award-winning photographer Sebastiao Salgado about the Amazonian Forest. The exhibition is commissioned for the Philharmonic Paris, starting on 7th April 2021, with 52 minutes of music composed by Jean-Michel Jarre, especially to accompany the photos. The exhibition will then travel to other cities across the globe, including Rome, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and London. The London exhibition will be in the Science Museum, at a later date in 2021, while more cities will follow in 2022. JMJ will deliver a Binaural Surround Sound Version on top of standard audio which is perfect for Brand pitches, headphones, etc.
“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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Thx for the head's up CH! Did not know a thing about this one.

Gave this the once-over via YT. It's not musical enough for me. It's just a series of soundscapes thrown together without any real themes contained within. In fact it's very difficult to distinguish one track from another. They all sound the same. Going to pass on this one. Back to the drawing board Mr Jarre.
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