What was the last vinyl you bought?

Milt Jackson's In a New Setting (Speakers Corner/Limelight LS86006, 2013). The title referred to the new piano player joining his group -- the great McCoy Tyner!  Wonderful album, impeccably pressed at Pallas, this is a real thing of beauty, both to look at and, of course, to listen to.  Many will remember Milt from his earlier MJQ days. IMO, this album is a must have for fans of funky, bluesy, vibes-led jazz.

 

ATB.

 

Hook

 

Have ordered Lazaretto for the funky vinyl. Although I'm not sure to how many of the 'special features' I will subject my beloved Roksan. 

Meanwhile, this is, indeed a goodie.

James - La Petite Mort

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It is a delightful mix of new developments and influences, and quite a lot of more-of-the-same. A heavy reliance on piano, a tasteful amount of violin, and a lot of the (excellent) trumpet playing from the fantastically named Andy Diagram.
It is, to my taste, just a little too shiny in its production, but this is the James sound and always has been.

There's a fairly odd 80s Disco vibe on one of the songs, but somehow they have managed to make it work.

The single Moving On (which has an excellent, and quite moving, video worth youtubing [the whole album is about death in one way or another, but very upbeat about it]) is a classic catchy James song, but the album's highlights are its opening and closing tracks. 

It's good stuff (great cover/art too - worth buying the vinyl for the extra impact)

A beautiful mint first press Track LP with insert from Pete at the market. This is a real quirky delight, a little reminiscent of some of Steve Marriott's work and hearing 'Something In The Air' on this first press is a revelation. Nicely produced by Pete Townsend who also played bass on the album.

Originally Posted by Steve J:

A beautiful mint first press Track LP with insert from Pete at the market. This is a real quirky delight, a little reminiscent of some of Steve Marriott's work and hearing 'Something In The Air' on this first press is a revelation. Nicely produced by Pete Townsend who also played bass on the album.

That looks very interesting Steve. Is it your first visit to the market for sometime?

 

Graham.

Originally Posted by rodwsmith:

Have ordered Lazaretto for the funky vinyl. Although I'm not sure to how many of the 'special features' I will subject my beloved Roksan. 

Meanwhile, this is, indeed a goodie.

James - La Petite Mort

 -  

It is a delightful mix of new developments and influences, and quite a lot of more-of-the-same. A heavy reliance on piano, a tasteful amount of violin, and a lot of the (excellent) trumpet playing from the fantastically named Andy Diagram.
It is, to my taste, just a little too shiny in its production, but this is the James sound and always has been.

There's a fairly odd 80s Disco vibe on one of the songs, but somehow they have managed to make it work.

The single Moving On (which has an excellent, and quite moving, video worth youtubing [the whole album is about death in one way or another, but very upbeat about it]) is a classic catchy James song, but the album's highlights are its opening and closing tracks. 

It's good stuff (great cover/art too - worth buying the vinyl for the extra impact)

Rodwsmith- Thanks for the suggestion! Really enjoying this one on the black stuff.

ATB,

Mark

Some Girls - Rolling Stones. I had it on CD for listening in the car. It sounded so so but that was the car right? Anyway, the vinyl is pretty disappointing for SQ. I was hoping to get some new insight into the music but no so. Anyone know if this is par for the course for this album?

Originally Posted by Steve J:
Originally Posted by apye!:

Did not strictly buy these, they were 50th birthday presents!  

 

Happy Birthday apye. Welcome to the 50 club. I'll be leaving for the 60 club all too soon though. Nice pressies.

Thanks Steve, yeah enjoying playing them today, Gregory Porter will have to go back though.

 

Originally Posted by Bodger:

Some Girls - Rolling Stones. I had it on CD for listening in the car. It sounded so so but that was the car right? Anyway, the vinyl is pretty disappointing for SQ. I was hoping to get some new insight into the music but no so. Anyone know if this is par for the course for this album?

Not at all in my experience. I have the original release vinyl, Stones' label, with all women's face cover and it is the best SQ of any Stones LP I have. The dead wax has "Sterling" imprint with initials (TJ) - Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound - top notch mastering. If your vinyl doesn't better your CD, find a better pressing.

Today's second hand purchases from Hippie Shake Records

 

 

The 1975 solo from the man who was behind Bowie's early 70s success...

 

 

I think this is my third copy of the album. First was worn out by extensive playing and the second one got lost in early 90s (probably loaned to someone who never returned it). And today when I saw this one I just thought that it would be nice to have it also in vinyl agin.

 

 

Finnish alt rock from late 80s. Here is a sample if anyone is interested...

 

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