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Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 27 Mar 2016, 19:24

Hello Peeps!

I though this might be a very cool ongoing thread and I'm starting it off with one of my personal favourites.

Bruce Dickinson - All The Young Dudes.



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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Andyp » 27 Mar 2016, 20:04

Anything by Eva Cassidy. The voice of an angel, she probably is one, tragic early passing. Real chill out and relax music. Check out her renditions of Bridge Over Troubled Water, Fields of Gold, What a Wonderful World etc . In fact. Just get the album Nightbird.
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 27 Mar 2016, 20:16

Nice one Andy. Wonderful artist and such a beautiful voice. I think it was late Terry Wogan who found her and brought her voice into our lives. Very sad.

I bought her album back whenever. I don't remember the album's name but I do remember this track...

Autumn Leaves.

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Robert » 27 Mar 2016, 21:48

Hard to pin down a favourite to name. I suppose if pushed it would be Jackson Browne



and Donald Fagen that I go back to regularly.



Generally I like variety - old stuff, classic rock, more recent alternative rock. Radio wise I listen to Absolute or XFM (now called radio X) but get bored when you hear the same stuff the next day. 'Gold' the digital station I can only take in short spells - there is old and then there's too old.

Can't stand 'soft' music as played by magic FM. I could listen to one Eva Cassidy track but I'd be gone by the second.
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 27 Mar 2016, 23:33

My brother was a big Don Fagen fan, and Steely Dan.

The only radio I listen to is in the shop which is either Classic FM or Radio 3.

Here's another couple of beauties.

Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar.



Not forgetting a bit of Mr Bolan - I Love To Boogie. Yeah man!

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Doug » 28 Mar 2016, 10:19

I do like your picks Paul, a real favourite of mine is Joe Jackson such a complete musician.

Three for the price of one :)


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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby RogerS » 28 Mar 2016, 13:50

Back story.

Working for a US company, I'd made President's Club and an all-expenses holiday to a fancy hotel in Cabo St Lucas, Mexico. BA had checked my luggage all the way through to San Jose Airport using American Airlines. There are nine San Jose airports as I subsequently discovered. The lass at Heathrow had tagged my luggage through to San Jose......... Bolivia. In my luggage was my CD player and CDs and at that point I also realised I'd forgotten travel luggage insurance. :(

A day later as the sun began to set. casting a rosy hue over the Pacific ocean, my luggage turned up. Cold beer in hand, I reclined on the balcony, put in my CD and listened to this.

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Postby Pinch » 28 Mar 2016, 20:11

Nice one Doug - Joe Jackson is indeed a very fine musician!

Hey Rog, I think I can picture you on that balcony listening to gorgeous Stevie, sipping the cold beer, gazing onto the ocean's red lit waters and feeling the chill-out buzz of loveliness. 8-)
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Postby Pinch » 28 Mar 2016, 20:24

During my younger years, I was a bit of a heavy rock junky which then drifted into a Goth Period :shock: - including Led Zeppelin, Rush, Deep Purple, some Hawkwind, Iron Maiden (of course) and more...

Probably not everyone's taste in music, but here's a legendary rock band and this track is famous for a different reason other than one of Led Zep's signature pieces - 'Whole Lotta Love' from the Led Zep II album.

For those who like, it's time to crank up that volume!!

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby RogerS » 28 Mar 2016, 21:23

Close but no cigar!!

Now THIS....THIS sets the bar!!! Play LOUD!!

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Woodbloke » 28 Mar 2016, 23:27

Mov 1 is the most chillingaxing bit of music you'll ever hear, now around 200 years old but still fantastic and one of my favourite pieces on the piano.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHd8jwXBzXE

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Wizard9999 » 29 Mar 2016, 01:18

Pinch wrote:...which then drifted into a Goth...


All a bit...

Alice pressed against the wall
So she can see the door
In case the laughing strangers crawl
And crush the petals on the floor


..was it? :lol:

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby DaveL » 29 Mar 2016, 12:15

My favourite band

With an album of an appropriate title :D

followed by the Floyd


Not forgetting Fairport Convention

Just listen to Dave Peg on bass, he played with Tull for many years.
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Andyp » 29 Mar 2016, 14:39

I really must digitize my Thin Lizzy Live & Dangerous Album, that album was without Gary Moore of course and his Parisien Walkways must contain the best guitar solo ever, n'est pas?

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Postby Doug » 29 Mar 2016, 16:43

You tube certainly can throw up some gems, I've been a fan of Pink Floyd for as long as I can remember & in the early eighties saw Steve Rothery many times live, so to find this was a real treat.

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Postby Andyp » 29 Mar 2016, 17:13

Is that the same Marillion that I went to see at the Brixton Acadamy in the early 80's? They certainly did not do Pink Floyd numbers back them and that does not look like Fish either.

Great song, but I'll stick with the original. Wish you were here is one of my albums I did get around to digitizing, will always be a classic.

I am a great Genesis fan, the early stuff before they went too commercial, the live Seconds Out album still gets a regular outing. The only band/group that I have every album they released, vinyl and CD.
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Postby Doug » 29 Mar 2016, 17:47

That video was 2003 way after Fish left, I saw them many times when at collage in Birmingham, I was really into prog/rock in those days. I really admire quality guitar players probably because I'm so hopeless at guitar.
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Postby Pinch » 29 Mar 2016, 19:55

Ah ha!! 8-) .....(Not the band, but that now reminds me of a reet beauty! - coming up)...... 8-)

:D :D I was in two minds of a bit of Led Zep last night or 'Whole Lotta Rosie' and then wondered if anyone was going to come in with a bit of ACDC - class act. I agree... that is definitely 'all cigar'.

It's darn good to see a bit of Ludvig on the list too - best ever composer in my humble opinion. According to the experts, his 9th has never been matched for complexity since published. The manuscript was 600 pages with several wine glass stains on the work.

Terrance!! :o :o How very dare you!! :lol: :lol: I don't know what you mean.........

My local pub years ago on the Isle Of Purbeck always had folk/Irish gigs playing - I had a few awesome nights there I can tell you.

Oh boy... Gary Moore... What a guitarist.

There's some fab stuff coming on here and it don't arf throw some memories around.

Back to the beginning of this post... A-Ha - The Sun Always Shines



Late 80's early 90's I think. I can't remember, but then, laughing strangers were always crawling.... ;) ;)
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Racing days.... 8-)

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 29 Mar 2016, 20:31

I think this is a really cool thread - our taste in music says a lot about our individual personalities. I have a huge varied taste in music. The sound is very important, as are the lyrics...

Here's another one of my personal treasures.

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby RogerS » 30 Mar 2016, 18:17

And let's not forget this classic from Judy Tzuke



And London Grammar

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Postby Pinch » 30 Mar 2016, 19:45

Nice one Roger. I think London Grammar is amazing! I shall go back and listen to more.

And ole Judy is looking pretty darn good for her years.
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 30 Mar 2016, 19:54

Here's a special track which I stumbled across when coming out of an interesting chapter of life back in 2000/1.

I think we can all relate to this in one way or another. I know I did.

We're all pilgrims treading the path of life.



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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Mike G » 30 Mar 2016, 20:12

The real question is "Which other bands apart from Pink Floyd?" Desert Island discs, and I'll take 6 Pink Floyd tracks, and maybe an early Dire Straits track for Knopfler's guitar. I'm with Pinch on most of his selections so far, plus some Jethro Tull like DaveL......but let me chuck Creedence Clearwater revival into the equation. I'd be so bold as to say they're the best America has produced. Try this one for size:



Or the best ever version of Heard it Through the Grapevine:

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Postby Pinch » 30 Mar 2016, 21:48

Cheers Mike - a couple of fine additions to the list.

There are so many to think of, but right now, this springs to mind.

Greatest respect to Freddie (RIP), Brian, Roger and John for producing years of showmanship, amazing music and lyrics.

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