what was the last cd you bought?

 

For some reason, I can't get away from these flawed masterworks... whereas I respect Brahms' violin sonatas, Schumann goes right for the guts, but as always with Schumann, via the brain. So many recordings, and they are all different. The latest recording by Roth and Gallardo is good but finds a sunny disposition in #3 which I find inappropriate. Question of taste, but Widmann and Varjon do it right IMO. 

 

Incidentally my first ECM disc, a brand that seems to have a religious-mystical meaning to some on this forum  

 

 

EJ

Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek) 'Among the Leaves'

I have had this a few days, and listened through it a few times. I am sorry to say that this album is a disappointment, very self referential, some tracks seem more like reading his diary over a guitar pick. There are a few good tracks among the 17 (73 minutes in total), but this is no 'April', and does not try (slightly) new ground like 'Admiral Fell Promises'.

 

"Track Number 8" sums this album up, a track about how the song is not that good, and will be out in at track eight on the album so people don't really notice it.

Both musically and lyrically it is just lazy work.

One for completists (which on the forum probably just means me).

I haven't tried the bonus disc, or the free live album, the latter for which I have high hopes.

 

Jamie,

Let us know what you think of the other discs please.

Shame about that album, but all bands/artists get to a high point then go down hill or come back with better a few years down the road imo.

The new Joe Bonamassa album is my let down of the year so far.

Stu.


Originally Posted by Gale 401:

Jamie,

Let us know what you think of the other discs please.

Shame about that album, but all bands/artists get to a high point then go down hill or come back with better a few years down the road imo.

The new Joe Bonamassa album is my let down of the year so far.

Stu.



Mark Kozelek 'Live at Lincoln Hall', free with 'Among the Leaves', or any order from Caldo Verde.

The live album is nice, but nothing really different from previous live albums, which like this one are often free with other orders from Caldo Verde, Mark's record label.

The bonus disc for 'Among the Leaves' is just alternate takes, and three live versions of tracks from the album. A couple more tracks are sticking with me on the album, but there are some poor tracks that get no better with repeated plays. At 30 minutes, with less than half the songs 'Among the Leaves' might have been good, but as a whole piece of work, for me it is not.

I hate to think that an artist like Mark Kozelek should lose any income from comments made here, but I have 'banged on' about his best work ('Old Ramon', 'April', 'Ghosts of the Great Highway', etc), and hopefully generated a few dollars in sales for his music, so being honest about what I (and my partner) feel is a lazy album is all I can do.

He does have a strange attitude to his fans, especially for someone who plays such intimate venues live. Basically he is an old misery, but with such a beautiful voice, and usually a talent for gentle melancholy song writing that all is forgiven.

Thanks for your replies Stu and Bruce, I hope this helps.

Originally Posted by Flettster:

 

A great recommendation by Denis A

 

Cheers

Flettster

Hi Flettster,

 

Glad you are enjoying Ane Brun. She is wonderful 'live' & recommended if she visits your shores.

 

Here's some more tasters from...

 

A Temporary Dive (2004)

To Let Myself Go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZjhdM1QSAk&feature=related 

My Lover Will Go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y2cO0_F3Jg&feature=related 

This Voice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKg2U_PVvoc&feature=related 

 

Changing of the Seasons (2008)

Changing of the Seasons -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkgwkhEIldU&feature=bf_next&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Awkg7iDB5OsjZy2D5HnJUf 

 

Don't Leave - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4AmkD0xnp4 


Elevator Music...

Behind Closed Doors - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3ab1t7EgU&feature=related 

 

ATB

 

Denis

Originally Posted by naim_nymph:

 

Arrived in todays post...

 

Via Amazon uk (other sellers) New: just under £8 for 4xCD box-set

 

i have a few of these 'Eight Classic Album' sets now,

 

for less than a pound per album their fantastic value!

 

They sound fabulous too! : )

 

Debs

Debs,

Less than a pound per album??

When the 4xCD box set costs £8.00.

Eight album sets 

Stu.

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