What music did you get for Christmas?

Posted by: Bob the Builder on 25 December 2018

Music always has played a large part in our Christmas lists and I can remember certain Christmas days by the music I got as a present. So what CD, vinyl or music file did Santa bring you?

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Bob the Builder

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Re released this year and available for a sensible price not as good as a whole record as the debut Original Pirate Material but it does have some fantastic tunes.

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Bob the Builder

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Dennis at King Tubby's what more do you want from a Christmas present?

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Richard Dane

My Christmas Present to myself was the 4 LP 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles. Iím resting in front of the fire,  having washed up from lunch, and now listening to the Esher Demos. 

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Bob the Builder

Just finished washing uo myself and listening to Womack and Womack - The Composers.

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by BLACKMASS

Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool (vinyl)

The Verve A Storm in Heaven CD Boxset

The Verve Urban Hymns CD Boxset

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by DBS-Al

Santana IV. Excellent.

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by ChrisH

I don't get too much music for Christmas these days as if I want an album I'll just normally get it.

But I did get this which has been on my list for a while, and now I'm listening to it and enjoying dreaming of somewhere altogether more exotic after having looked out on a dreary Christmas Day for most of today....

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Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Loki

Muse: Simulation Theory

 

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Olly

Physical CD

Khruangbin - Con Todo el Mundo

24 bit downloads

Ryan Adams - Gold

Paul Simon - Graceland

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Loviní

Kate Bush - Remasters PtII

So something of a bumper year

Olly

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Allan Milne

 

A nice collection that I have still to listen to Ö

 

Vinyl:

Sons of kenit

Rush - 2110

Billy Joel - Street life serenade

 

CD:

Paul McCartney -Egypt station

 

hope everyone is enjoying their music

Allan

 

 

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Skip

I learned about these vinyl reissues from Analog Planet and they sound great.  

The Dylan is particularly striking and you can read about it here.  https://forums.naimaudio.com/t...nd-organisation-york

 

 

This is Gillian's second re-mastering and re-release of one of her early CD's on vinyl.   Great sound and music. 

Likewise for Joan Baez' first album.

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Alley Cat

Grief.

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Bob the Builder
ChrisH posted:

I don't get too much music for Christmas these days as if I want an album I'll just normally get it.

But I did get this which has been on my list for a while, and now I'm listening to it and enjoying dreaming of somewhere altogether more exotic after having looked out on a dreary Christmas Day for most of today....

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I have the self titled Imarhan LP from a couple of years back great fusion music.

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Loki
Allan Milne posted:

 

 

Rush - 2110

 

 

2112 perchance? or is this an earlier album

Posted on: 25 December 2018 by Loki

Boy George and Culture Club : Life: Yellow vinyl.

Superb new album.

 

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by Rich 1

I didn't and I'm off to sulk! Rich 

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by Innocent Bystander

Twelfth Night - Sequences

Sequences was probably the bandís most popular song live with Geoff Mann as their vocalist back in the 1980s: Poignantly written at the height of the cold war, it is an epic (20+ minute) song set in the first world war, the satirical tale of soldiiers being sent into battle a declaration of the futility of war . Originally only captured as a live recording with Geoff on their Live and Let Live album, which did a good job of capturing the live presentation (I know, because I was there!), remaining members of the band recently decided to produce a modern studio version, or rather versions: the complete work, an instrumental version, and a piano interpretation. 

Unfortunately I will not know how good this album is as I am away and will not be able to play it until 2019...

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by TK421

The Best of J.S. Bach - Naxos CD

The Best of Tchaikovsky - Naxos CD

The Singer Art Garfunkel CD, plus as a special bonus tickets to see him at St Davids Hall in Cardiff - April 2019.

I'm a very lucky chap.

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by JazzDocNaim

I rarely get given music for Christmas or birthdays. With around 16000 albums, people think that I have enough and couldn't possibly need any more. It's a shame as I remember any music that was given to me as a gift, when it was given to me, who gave ti to me and how our lives interacted.

Most unusually I got two CD sets for Christmas this year:

Ben Sidran: Ben There, Done That: Live Around The World 1975-2015 (https://tinyurl.com/yce8uhvh)

This is a 4CD set from Ben's personal archives. If anyone is interested in getting this set, grab it quick as it is limited to 3000 copies. Given to me by a dear friend in the USA who I am yet to meet in person.

Ben Sidran: Free In America/The Doctor Is In/A Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux (https://tinyurl.com/y7klwbhl)

Four albums from Ben Sidran's back catalogue, previously only available as costly Japanese imports. This 2CD set is something of a bargain. Given to me with the words 'I know you still have the records Dad but I thought you might like them on CD'. This one really back to to the time when I first heard them courtesy of Ian and Chris at Audio Venue. Anyone else remember Chris Frankland's lyrical waxings about 'Cat In The Hat' and 'Bop City' in Hi-Fi Review?

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by NAJB

My wife's son always tries to extend my musical horizons and either buys me music or persuades his mother that she should buy me some. I thus received, but have yet to try

Julia Holter - Aviary

The Imagined Village

Olafur Arnands - Re-member

Television - Marquee Moon 

Item 2 carries a sticker proclaiming the group to be BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner; I shall try not to let that influence my listening. I suppose it could have been worse had it been a Radio 1 award!

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by Premmyboy
NAJB posted:

My wife's son always tries to extend my musical horizons and either buys me music or persuades his mother that she should buy me some. I thus received, but have yet to try

Julia Holter - Aviary

The Imagined Village

Olafur Arnands - Re-member

Television - Marquee Moon 

Item 2 carries a sticker proclaiming the group to be BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner; I shall try not to let that influence my listening. I suppose it could have been worse had it been a Radio 1 award!

The Television album is an absolute classic. 

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by antony d

very lucky this Christmas - did put some suggestions down on my list to Santa

  • Supertrammp Breakfast in America - MoFI - stunning, takes vinyl onto another level detail music - made a landmark album better
  • 180 gram remastered Abbey Road - brillant remastered - more music, I can now hear more music
  • Kate bush Box 2 - 4 albums played hounds of love - lovely
  • Primal Scream Scremadelica - classic
Posted on: 26 December 2018 by ewemon

I normally buy my own music for Xmas and didn't buy anything this year. Must be the first year ever though I will be keeping an eye on the sales to see if there is anything I want.

Posted on: 26 December 2018 by ewemon
Olly posted:

Physical CD

Khruangbin - Con Todo el Mundo

24 bit downloads

Ryan Adams - Gold

Paul Simon - Graceland

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Loviní

Kate Bush - Remasters PtII

So something of a bumper year

Olly

Don't know the first album but the downloads are an excellent collection of titles.

Posted on: 27 December 2018 by Suzy Wong

Five Jeff Beck, three Beatles and Barclay James Harvest, on CD.

Several Rick Wakeman DVDs

Mrs SW got some Kate Rusby CDs and a DVD, and a couple of CD/LPs of ďambientĒ stuff from Lush (yes, the cosmetics company......really!)