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Truediamond
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Truediamond » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:05 pm

Saw in the papers at the weekend that the album was recorded ~35 years ago, so have been back to listen to:
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English (A Classic)
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby DaveyTee » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:58 am

Great album by Marianne, TD! I have it on vinyl.

Meanwhile, for those of you disenchanted with bankers and politicians, here's a catchy little ditty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSIUf2hD6Io

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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Bydand » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:43 pm

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Re: Now Playing...

Postby WaterWolf » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:26 pm

Lots and lots of Bruce Guthro :D :music:
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Evanna » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Runrig: Pride of the Summer
Pog aon oidhche Erraich
they really give strength

Runrig: 'Ic iain 'Ic Sheumais
is for comfort like the other following songs

and then some classics written maybe in a desperate situation with perfect harmony music,
and very helpful in such situations:
Dancing in the dark, sung by Amy McDonald, only she and the guitar
This is how you remind me, Nickelback
Run, Snow Patrol

Ka-Ching, Shania Twain
and Cocteau Twins, Lorelei,
I know it is a wild mixture :)

and of course always: Enya , the memory of trees, the whole album
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby DaveyTee » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:38 pm

Frankie Miller - "Frankie Miller.....That's Who".

4 CD/7 album box set from probably the greatest blues/rock singer ever to come out of Scotland. Hardly a duff song in the lot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ulgrkABpec

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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Truediamond » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:59 pm

DT, my turn to congratulate you. Manky Thriller as we used to call was a fabulous singer, saw him several times in and around Glasgow. The Youtube clip brings back lots of memories, thanks for reminding us.
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Truediamond » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:07 pm

End of the Line - The Travelling Wilburys ( on cassette!)
More than slightly scary to realise that, in order, the first two live concerts I went to were Roy Orbison and, on May 19, 1966, Bob Dylan, both at the old Glasgow Odeon. A few raised hairs hearing the Big O & His Bobness on this one then.
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Susann » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:07 pm

Bruce Guthro :
The Purple Heather :love:
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Bydand » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:30 am

Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels

Possibly the greatest band on the planet!!! (After Runrig of course!!!!)
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby DaveyTee » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:15 am

I love a song that tells a story, which is maybe why I like people such as Al Stewart, Mark Knopfler, and even the much maligned Chris de Burgh so much. Anyway, Mark Knopfler was born in Glasgow and though he moved away at an early age, he doesn't seem to have forgotten his roots. Here, his song is of the last days of a Clyde built ship driven ashore to be broken up on the beaches of Alang in the Indian state of Gujarat. I really love this song - sad, nostalgic, and with a melancholy that is essentially Celtic - "So Far From the Clyde".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrTOeje9Rhs

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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Bydand » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:19 pm

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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Truediamond » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:57 pm

Picking up on the songs that tell a story theme, its one of the main reasons that I've enjoyed traditional (folk) music for so many years. The Border & Child Ballads have some powerful stuff in them and here's something more up to date:

Hollow Point - Chris Wood
The story of Jean Charles de Menezes, listen to the lyrics and weep.
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Bine » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:10 pm

Came across a new recording of a very old one:
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.
Love his voice. Wonderful old man!
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby roadtrip » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Had the pleasure of seeing these guys in concert recently: https://www.youtube.com/user/FaceVocalBand

Face has been around for about 12 years, but I've never seen them in concert. It was a fun time.
On some songs the guy that mimics drums and the other that mimics bass were phenomenal. Nothing will ever replace instruments, but I got to thinking how economical touring must be for these guys, just themselves and their newly acquired sound mixer.
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby DaveyTee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:18 am

Bine wrote:Came across a new recording of a very old one:
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.
Love his voice. Wonderful old man!


Leonard Cohen is one of my favourite all time artistes. I used to buy his albums back in the 60s and I still buy them today, and the latest ones are every bit as good as these earlier ones - if you haven't done so already, check out his 2012 release "Old Ideas" - absolutely brilliant.

As for Hallelujah, there have been lots of versions but few get anywhere near Cohen's own. However, Bine, there's a German version that I like a lot - it's by Axel Rudi Pell (and many thanks to Data64 for introducing me to it in the Coast music swap we had a couple of years ago) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKMP81DVLLk

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Re: Now Playing...

Postby Bine » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:47 pm

DaveyTee wrote:
Bine wrote:Came across a new recording of a very old one:
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.
Love his voice. Wonderful old man!

Leonard Cohen is one of my favourite all time artistes. I used to buy his albums back in the 60s and I still buy them today, and the latest ones are every bit as good as these earlier ones - if you haven't done so already, check out his 2012 release "Old Ideas" - absolutely brilliant.
As for Hallelujah, there have been lots of versions but few get anywhere near Cohen's own. However, Bine, there's a German version that I like a lot - it's by Axel Rudi Pell (and many thanks to Data64 for introducing me to it in the Coast music swap we had a couple of years ago) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKMP81DVLLk
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Thanks for the link, DT. Was very much worth listening to it. Really not bad. But I definitely prefer Cohen :love: I think, I'll go for "Old Ideas".
By the way: I hadn't heard of 'Axel Rudi Pell' ever before in all my life. My son likes the 'Axel Rudi Pell' version more than Cohen. :roll: Kids...
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby DaveyTee » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:36 am

Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed.
A classic album from the Great British Blues Boom of the 1960s - takes me right back! e.g.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6SQ1A0kvc0

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Re: Now Playing...

Postby WaterWolf » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Under a Violet Moon - Blackmore's Night :D
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Re: Now Playing...

Postby WaterWolf » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:08 pm

Listening to the Heartland album as it was the first studio album I got with Runrig! XD (I have of course been listening to And We'll Sing all morning! ;) )
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