What are you listening to and WHY might anyone be interested? (Vol. XIII)

CD one ("Straight Up") of this four-disc anthology of [producer] Creed Taylor's poioneering CTI label. Features Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, Chet Baker, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson, Don Sebesky, Grover Washington Jr and Randy Weston.

As Louis Balfour would say: "Niiiiiiice!"

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Delicate Sounds - Pink Floyd

A two and a quarter hour boot from their Delicate Sound of Thunder tour, picking this one up from about the mid way point with The Dogs of War.

Kevin you are correct I haven't been to Dalston for well over 25 years in the days that I used to live in Islington. It was a hell of a wrench moving North from South of the river! 

 

Stevee_S posted:

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Kevin you are correct I haven't been to Dalston for well over 25 years in the days that I used to live in Islington. It was a hell of a wrench moving North from South of the river! 

I moved from North of the River (Childs Hill, Marylebone, Hampstead, Bayswayer, Camden and Lower Holloawy) to the South (Balham, Battersea, Clapham, Streatham, Wimbledon and back to Balham) in 1989 and couldn't be happier. Once you go South you never go back!

Disc two ("Deep Grooves & Big Hits") of this superb CTI box set. Contains tracks by Eumir Deodato, Esther Phillips, Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Grover Washington, Hank Crawford, Joe Farrell and Hubert Laws. Deodato's "2001" is the big hit here, but most striking for me are Phillips' amazing version of Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson's "Home Is Where The Hatred Is"; and Hammond's super-funky "It's Too Late" (the old Carole King number).

I found a BBC4 'Classic Album' programme in our TiVo box on the recording of Graceland, one of my favourite Paul Simon albums. Fascinating to see what went into the recording and production, so now it's time to give it a proper listen. 

Paul Simon - Graceland


EricirE posted:

The Beatles - Abbey Road - Vinyl 2009 Remaster

I have the little apple usb stick thing they did with all the 24bit flac files on it. I imported it onto Core a couple of evenings ago. Sounded quite decent!

Paper Plane posted:

Jeremy Irons reading TS Elliot's Four Quartets on Radio 4.

Amazing

steve

Mrs Loki hated it. I thought it rather transcendental: a tangential glimpse of the human condition amplified by Irons' sympathetic and richly phrased reading. Just the sort of thing to see out the old and bring in the new through vicarious reflection of the experiential and the soul.

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