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Mr Larrington

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5350 on: March 26, 2020, 11:02:46 am »
The Handsome Family.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5351 on: April 10, 2020, 10:44:01 pm »
Netherlands Bach Society, St. John Passion.

Very appropriate for Good Friday. An extra little frisson because this wonderful performance was recorded at the Grote Kerke, Naarden, in 2017. I went there in May 2013 for my nephew's wedding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMf9XDQBAaI
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« Reply #5352 on: April 10, 2020, 11:50:48 pm »
Thanks Wow.  That's lovely.


The very wonderful Steven Isserlis is tweeting a daily piece to camera during the lockdown.   Today's recital was by John Tavener.  https://twitter.com/StevenIsserlis/status/1248731120386084865?s=20
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5353 on: April 17, 2020, 08:31:16 pm »



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZaJO0PGeAg


A recent discovery.  Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra.   

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5354 on: April 17, 2020, 09:12:43 pm »
McCartney
Paul McCartney's first solo album from 1970.

I have never listened to it before, of course I know some songs like Jet and Maybe I'm Amazed but have never listened to the album.
Quite amazing really. He plays all the instruments himself using overdubbing on a 4 track with no mixing desk (and thus no meters) and is in th emiddle of depression and probably a nervous breakdown and still working on Let it Be with the fragmenting Beatles.

It got slammed by the critics.

Most people would be happy if it was the only thing they every recorded!

The man's a musical genius.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5355 on: April 18, 2020, 09:37:47 am »
https://youtu.be/JBLtU0mG8qY

Grace a Citoyen. I don't even understand it and it's giving me chills.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5356 on: April 19, 2020, 09:34:31 pm »
Hope@home.

Violinist Daniel Hope is streaming daily concerts from his Berlin home in lockdown.

https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/097148-002-A/hope-home-episode-16/

I'm not sure he is doing the social distancing quite like me.

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5357 on: April 19, 2020, 10:32:55 pm »
Thanks Helen  :thumbsup:

Beethoven Piano Concerto no 3 1st Movement - Isata Kanneh-Mason (Recording of Facebook Live)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syhm27w68no&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5358 on: April 20, 2020, 10:13:17 pm »
Thanks Helen  :thumbsup:

Beethoven Piano Concerto no 3 1st Movement - Isata Kanneh-Mason (Recording of Facebook Live)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syhm27w68no&feature=youtu.be

Thanks!
Superb!

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5359 on: April 21, 2020, 06:54:22 pm »
Our very own Dez is 'shielded' for medical reasons and posted this on Facebook.
A man of very many talents...

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Further to recording Bertha last week, I've done four theme tunes this week!
Last of the Summer Wine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJwlsyE1gw4 (Thanks to David Woodcock for the guitar part)
Mr Men - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV46ctV3pyg
Raggy Dolls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxYKV0KpGWI
Woof - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtJLFJxfFO4
All these and more were in this weeks The Railway Hotel Open Mic Night at https://www.facebook.com/RailwayHotelSouthend/videos/239667153945456/

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5360 on: April 25, 2020, 08:17:58 pm »
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie , Live At The Sands.    I'm officially middle aged.    Chap could carry a tune though.   
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5361 on: April 26, 2020, 08:05:09 pm »
Kodaly Cello Sonata.  I found it when tidying up stuff in my parents' house.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5362 on: April 28, 2020, 09:47:27 am »
In Search of the Lost Chord and On the Threshold of A Dream by the Moody Blues. My wife was buying some stuff on Amazon and I added these on the spur of the moment because she was talking about her late mother, who (before she was born) went out with one of the band.

When I was in the sixth form I shared a house with two older guys, one of whom was a massive MB fan, so I heard them a lot in those days but haven't heard any of those albums since. They're very dated, of course - laughably in places - but it's good to listen to them again.



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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5363 on: April 30, 2020, 08:41:39 pm »
Paul Crossley playing Poulenc.  It's very lovely, but I've found Poulenc reuses his musical ideas quite a lot so perhaps listening to three CDs straight is not the best idea and it would be best in bite-sized chunks.  The ideas themselves are distinctive and great fun.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5364 on: May 01, 2020, 07:37:07 pm »
The freshly-minted and eponymous debut album by DeadBlondeStars.  Rubbish name, terrific noises.  Not dissimilar to Soundgarden.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5365 on: May 01, 2020, 10:16:57 pm »
Rory Gallagher, Live at Montreux 1975.  How have I not discovered this before?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpxRsohTGAA
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5366 on: May 01, 2020, 10:19:37 pm »
Rory Gallagher, Live at Montreux 1975.  How have I not discovered this before?

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

I’ve no idea. It’s brilliant.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5367 on: May 02, 2020, 09:52:41 am »
Rory Gallagher, Live at Montreux 1975.  How have I not discovered this before?

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

Excellent.

Did your man ever play a duff gig? Saw him several times in the 80s and 90s riveting every time.
Irish Tour '74  is probably the best live album ever. Great documentary as well.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5368 on: May 05, 2020, 12:06:09 pm »
Stumbled across US band Skating Polly recently.  Sort of Nirvana meets Alanis Morrissette angsty grunge.  Here is a good example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B4Nn9_9YHg

Also, I've no idea how I missed this banger from Arcade Fire for the last 9 years.  Where was I?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awHWColYQ90

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5369 on: May 05, 2020, 08:16:32 pm »
Charlotte Barnes. Wot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qso4MRfidrw

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5370 on: May 05, 2020, 10:12:57 pm »
Finally got around to listening to the orchestral CD from Nightwish Human II Nature.  It's interesting but wouldn't go rushing back to it.  Unlike Rosalie Cunningham, who is up next.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5371 on: May 07, 2020, 09:49:38 pm »
I've decamped to a different room, as I'm totally nerding out here.

Who the fuck would have thought you could do an acoustic version of Pink Floyd's "Echoes". Well, if anyone can, Gabriela y Rodrigo can...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2vIPnzY90w

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5372 on: May 09, 2020, 10:25:32 am »
The complete* works of Bad Religion
Now that I've got Banshee working properly, it's much easier to play through my collection.  I will confess I miss using iTunes on my old PC.

* all 17 albums I own.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Mr Larrington

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« Reply #5373 on: May 09, 2020, 10:49:18 am »
Monks.  Not that Strawbs spin-off from the 1970s, the one from the mid-1960s formed by USAnian servicemen in Germany.  Released one album before disappearing into almost-obscurity, but are endorsed by the likes of Jack White, Iggy Pop, Jello Biafra, Mark E. Smith-ah and Ade Blackburn ["Who he? – Ed.]*.  Apparently they were influential in the development of Krautrock, though I can't hear it myself.

* frontman of creepy oddballs Clinic; sounds like he's singing through clenched teeth.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5374 on: May 16, 2020, 10:03:30 am »
Hans Zimmer live in Prague. Loud on the KEFs .   :thumbsup:. Neighbours are out.
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