Waxy said:Remastered Friday Music version of Deep Purple In Rock. First heard the album on casette as a teenager in the mid 80s. It blew me away then, and this version sounds awesome compared to the old CD version I am used to.
Jim-W said:Charlie Jefferson said:Jim-W said:Charlie Jefferson said:Jim-W said:Charlie Jefferson said:That's a great playlist Jim. I don't know of Andrew Hill though, so I'll investigate that one.
Last night/this morning:
Possibly the best early and later period REM albums. Up is the CD version. I can't find a reasonably priced vinyl copy in the known universe.
Then a slew of Sufjan Stevens, Ryan Adams and MMJ - all streamed as I steamed. Oh, the joys of musical misery.
I wouldn't argue with those REM choices, although I reckon 'Fables' and Life's Rich Pageant' deserve honourable mentions re early stuff. There's a live boot entitled 'We Are Having A Heavenly Time' which encapsulates their early appeal; they were never as good when they moved to the major label.
Andrew Hill is a Blue Note pianist and 'Point Of Departure' is his celebrated 'classic'; 'Judgement' is great too.He's angular and cerebral, a bit Monkish, no, a lot Monkish.
...'all streamed as I steamed.' I did like that! I must listen to Sufjan Stevens; I'm sure I'd like him, having read reviews.
Pageant and Fables are incredible albums, aren't they.
You must give Sufjan a go. Bewilderingly brilliant. Two recommendations: Illinoise and All Delighted People. An LP and a very long EP respectively.
I've lived with and loved both since release. The former gets a much welcome vinyl re-issue in June. Both titles are, for me, masterworks.
Just listened to 'Illinoise' on youtube. It's unbelievably brilliant. How have I lived without this? I'll try and find a vinyl copy from somewhere. Thanks, Charlie.
In that case Jim you really, really need to try the opening track to the All Delighted People EP. All I'll say is prepare to be. . .
I've just listened to it and all I could think about was a speech by Caliban:
'...and then in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open, and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
I cried to dream again.'
It makes sense to me. It's a ridiculously beautiful song.