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

Stevee_S posted:
dave marshall posted:

  Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (on Japanese SHM CD)

  Lizz Wright singing "Thank You" ^ led, inevitably, to this .................. and these SHM CD's really are the dog's dangly bits.

I've go to agree the SHMs really are the dog's undercarriage. 

Yep. The boxset of those Zep albums has been one of the best music investments I've made. Think it was Kevin-W who steered me to it some way back.

  

MDS posted:
Stevee_S posted:
dave marshall posted:

 

  Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (on Japanese SHM CD)

  Lizz Wright singing "Thank You" ^ led, inevitably, to this .................. and these SHM CD's really are the dog's dangly bits.

I've go to agree the SHMs really are the dog's undercarriage. 

Yep. The boxset of those Zep albums has been one of the best music investments I've made. Think it was Kevin-W who steered me to it some way back.

  

I may regret asking this, but does it still make a difference to SQ when ripped? 

Jeroen20 posted:

Brad Mehldau - The art of the trio vol. 2: live at the Village Vanguard

Allmusic.com:

It takes a certain nerve for a young jazz artist to subtitle an album Live at the Village Vanguard. The title evokes some mighty powerful spirits from the jazz pantheon. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins. Bill Evans. Joe Henderson. But pianist Brad Mehldau is more than up to this daunting challenge. On this set of standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk and Henry Mancini, Mehldau exhibits a musical erudition and a technical prowess that belies his youth. Though the obvious comparisons are with Evans and Keith Jarrett, Mehldau has a highly individual style that draws heavily on his classical training. Along with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy, he has made a stunning album of exploratory jazz that holds its own with the great "Live at the Village Vanguard" recordings of the past.

New Brad album due out shortly entitled "After Bach".

nigelb posted:

Melody Gardot - Live In Europe

Gorgeous. Ahem....the album that is.....the music on the album....oh you know what I mean.

Now what was I saying, got a bit distracted.

Seriously, after the the slight criticism on here I was not expecting too much but, although there are several numbers I know and love on here, because Melody went to the trouble of giving them a rather different arrangement and interpretation, all the tracks sound wonderfully fresh and totally engaging. Off to the big river for a dip, I think.

Oh, and there is that album cover too....

Initially I thought I wouldn't order this as I've got all her albums and Blueray so probably most of the material.   But ....what the hell.  Order just placed on Amazon 

dave marshall posted:

 

  Led Zeppelin SHM CD boxset.

  Playing Led Zep IV from this most marvellous collection ............. and no, it's not my imagination, they sound GREAT! 

  Don't know why this should be, but don't care .................. rock on. 

Oddly enough, there is now one fewer for sale on the river than there was 10 minutes ago.

dave marshall posted:

  Led Zeppelin SHM CD boxset.

  Playing Led Zep IV from this most marvellous collection ............. and no, it's not my imagination, they sound GREAT! 

  Don't know why this should be, but don't care .................. rock on. 

Yes, Dave. That's the box-set I have.  Beautifully presented, too. Prior to getting it I had tried many LZ CDs and  various remasters and all of them left me feeling underwhelmed, especially compared to vinyl.  When I got this set I felt that I had at last got my Led Zep back. I was well chuffed. 

MDS posted:
dave marshall posted:

  Led Zeppelin SHM CD boxset.

  Playing Led Zep IV from this most marvellous collection ............. and no, it's not my imagination, they sound GREAT! 

  Don't know why this should be, but don't care .................. rock on. 

Yes, Dave. That's the box-set I have.  Beautifully presented, too. Prior to getting it I had tried many LZ CDs and  various remasters and all of them left me feeling underwhelmed, especially compared to vinyl.  When I got this set I felt that I had at last got my Led Zep back. I was well chuffed. 

Is that a five-disc version of In Through The Out Door? Or is it just all the various covers which were hidden behind the brown paper bags?

Clive - the box set has ten albums plus 5 alternate sleeves for In Through the Out Door , which I think you can see on the right of the picture posted by Dave. Mine's also got an alternative orange ink cover for LZ1, which I think you can see at the back of the middle row.

M

MDS posted:
Stevee_S posted:
dave marshall posted:

  Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (on Japanese SHM CD)

  Lizz Wright singing "Thank You" ^ led, inevitably, to this .................. and these SHM CD's really are the dog's dangly bits.

I've go to agree the SHMs really are the dog's undercarriage. 

Yep. The boxset of those Zep albums has been one of the best music investments I've made. Think it was Kevin-W who steered me to it some way back.

  

Yes, that box set is brilliant (love the precise miniature reproductions of the original LP sleeves and the meticulous attention to detail).

As far as I know the masters used are just the bogstandard early 1990s Jimmy Page ones - but these are the best-sounding Zep CDs I have ever heard, beating the 80s Diaments, the 90s Pages and the most recent Pages. Odd really...

CD - BFM Jazz 2010 : )

Steve Gadd - drums 

Joey Defrancesco - hammond B3 organ, trumpet 

Ronnie Cuber - baritone saxophone 

Paul Bollenbech - guitar 

Edie Brickell - vocals  (bonus tracks 9 & 10)

Recorded 17th November 2009 at Voce Restaurant, Scottsdale, Arizona 

~ < > ~

Kevin-W posted:
MDS posted:
Stevee_S posted:
dave marshall posted:

  Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (on Japanese SHM CD)

  Lizz Wright singing "Thank You" ^ led, inevitably, to this .................. and these SHM CD's really are the dog's dangly bits.

I've go to agree the SHMs really are the dog's undercarriage. 

Yep. The boxset of those Zep albums has been one of the best music investments I've made. Think it was Kevin-W who steered me to it some way back.

  

Yes, that box set is brilliant (love the precise miniature reproductions of the original LP sleeves and the meticulous attention to detail).

As far as I know the masters used are just the bogstandard early 1990s Jimmy Page ones - but these are the best-sounding Zep CDs I have ever heard, beating the 80s Diaments, the 90s Pages and the most recent Pages. Odd really...

I agree, Kevin, and am still grateful to you for drawing my attention to this set.

Mike

Arvo Pärt, Tabula Rasa, original vinyl.

Complete change of style for the last music before bed, just playing the 2nd side, the title piece. A piece of music I’ve loved since ECM brought out this album and introduced Pärt’s music to the West, superbly played by Kremer and the others, this is spiritually uplifting music. 

Clive B posted:
MDS posted:
dave marshall posted:

  Led Zeppelin SHM CD boxset.

  Playing Led Zep IV from this most marvellous collection ............. and no, it's not my imagination, they sound GREAT! 

  Don't know why this should be, but don't care .................. rock on. 

Yes, Dave. That's the box-set I have.  Beautifully presented, too. Prior to getting it I had tried many LZ CDs and  various remasters and all of them left me feeling underwhelmed, especially compared to vinyl.  When I got this set I felt that I had at last got my Led Zep back. I was well chuffed. 

Is that a five-disc version of In Through The Out Door? Or is it just all the various covers which were hidden behind the brown paper bags?

It's just the covers, as, in the interests of accuracy, the original album came in five random covers.

Been a bit of a Zep evening chez Dave  ............... and why not?

It does seem as though there's much love on here for the Japanese SHM CD boxset ............... we all love it, but it can't just be me who's still a wee bit baffled as to why it should sound so damn good?

It's allegedly all about the plastic, ............. one of life's mysteries, but, who really cares?

It's all good. 

  Tony, if you like that, try this

  Dread Zeppelin - Re-Led-Ed, the best of.

   ...................... and if you like that ................ try this.

   Easy Star All-Stars - Dub Side Of The Moon.

   Just like the Dread Zep albums, these are completely mental, and though some prior familiarity with the original albums is 

   beneficial,  these are an absolute hoot. 

dave marshall posted:

  Tony, if you like that, try this

  Dread Zeppelin - Re-Led-Ed, the best of.

   ...................... and if you like that ................ try this.

   Easy Star All-Stars - Dub Side Of The Moon.

   Just like the Dread Zep albums, these are completely mental, and though some prior familiarity with the original albums is 

   beneficial,  these are an absolute hoot. 

Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band is also very worth a listen.

Now Playing.....

Annie Lennox - Medusa

Annie Lennox - Medusa

Streaming on NAS........  returning from a 2+ hour Sunday Afternoon walk with the missus, time to kick off the walking shoes, put up the feet and turn up the volume. Decided on Annie Lennox's Medusa, which has a fine cover of Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade of Pale.  Annie is sounding fantastic!

ewemon posted:
joerand posted:

Neil Young. Eponymous solo debut (1968). On early re-issued vinyl from 1970. A fantastic album that commands attention for it's gritty artistry.

Is that the original version that came out or the latest remixed version that is part of his archives series?

No ewe, not the original vinyl, rather the early re-issue, remixed version (1972) per my post and the picture I posted. The original LP did not have "Neil Young" above the photo on the cover; that's the telling clue for US releases. I hope to stumble across an original one day during my used vinyl diggings. Even if in marginal condition I'd grab it for a reasonable price just to hear the difference between the two mixes. Cheers!

Now Playing.......

Van Morrison - Versatile

Van Morrison - Versatile

Van Morrison (vocals, alto saxophone), Paul Moore (bass), Mez Clough (drums), Jeff Lardner (drums), James Galway (flute), Chris White (flute, tenor saxophone), Dave Keary (electric guitar), Paul Moran (keyboards, trumpet), Rod Quinn (percussion), Robbie Ruggiero (percussion), Jay Berlinger (Spanish guitar), and Alistair White (trombone).

Streaming on TIDAL.......  Going with another Van Morrison album, this one released December 1, 2017. Van going with his strong vocals with lots of wonderful musicians backing him up! A fun album......

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