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The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional.

By the way, all the Triffids' albums have been reissued at bargain prices, but with lots of extra tracks, remastered sound and very nice packaging. The album above had 9 extra songs and a 40-page booklet of photos and songwriting/recording notes.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Cassandra Wilson - Traveling Miles. Songs inspired by and/or based on the music of Miles Davis, delivered by a stunning voice. Get on Spotify/Grooveshark/Last.fm/whatever and just check out track 1 for an example - wow!

I love Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. The modern day Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.

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The Ruts - Babylon's Burning

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Its getting rave reviews, after 1 listen I can see why. Raw, powerful, vunerable...might not be everyones cup of tea but its good!

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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I defy anyone who listens to the Roskilde live attachment and not feel better :biggrin:

give it time - at least past 2.30 and I promise you will :wink:

Tako Lako - live Sheffield tonight - Glastonbury this year confirmed

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Whilst I do not suffer fools gladly, I will always gladly make fools suffer

A man is getting along on the road of wisdom when he realises that his opinion is just an opinion

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I found some footage of Cold Chisel on the Dime website - Live at the Manly Vale Hotel, 1980. RIP Steve Prestwich.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Whilst I do not suffer fools gladly, I will always gladly make fools suffer

A man is getting along on the road of wisdom when he realises that his opinion is just an opinion

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PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Its getting rave reviews, after 1 listen I can see why. Raw, powerful, vunerable...might not be everyones cup of tea but its good!

Gets better each listen.

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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I spent much of the weekend recording LPs and Singles to my Hard Drive. The latest batch of successful needle-drops are:

Van der Graaf Generator - He to He who am the only one

Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts

The Staple Singers - Hammer and Nails

Ram Jam - Black Betty

Tangerine Dream - Force majeur

Doug Sahm - Groovers' Paradise

The Triffids - Calenture

Lambchop - What another Man spils

Keith LeBlanc - Major Malfunction

Joe Jackson - Big World

Joe Jackson - I'm the Man

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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I spent much of the weekend recording LPs and Singles to my Hard Drive. The latest batch of successful needle-drops are:

Van der Graaf Generator - He to He who am the only one

Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts

The Staple Singers - Hammer and Nails

Ram Jam - Black Betty

Tangerine Dream - Force majeur

Doug Sahm - Groovers' Paradise

The Triffids - Calenture

Lambchop - What another Man spils

Keith LeBlanc - Major Malfunction

Joe Jackson - Big World

Joe Jackson - I'm the Man

Are you happy with the results? Never tried it myself. Do you lose any of the life out of the music ?

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Are you happy with the results? Never tried it myself. Do you lose any of the life out of the music ?

I'm not getting rid of the vinyl, but the convenience of having a mouse-click away is useful. The resultand sound quality is actually pretty good. It's all down to making sure you get the basics right; those plastic USB turntables you see advertised will just give you a recording of an LP being played badly.

My recording chain is as follows:

  • It starts with a NAD 533 (essentially a re-badged Rega) with a Rega Elys 2 cartridge. Support is a multi-layer gel/granite/sandbag setup I cludged together, which gives good isolation from footfall.
  • This is connected to a Terratec iVinyl USB phono stage, which converts from analogue to digital.
  • Software for recording is either TotalRecorder or Audacity. I do fine editing and track splitting with the latter.
  • Files are then encoded as lossless WMA, never in a lossy format.

There is a website I know of where a guy with a serious rig is digitising vinyl and those are amazing - where I have a recording to compare in any format, his rips just blow my versions out of the water. I was listening to his rip of 'Bitches Brew' last night and it sounded scarily real.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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There is a website I know of where a guy with a serious rig is digitising vinyl and those are amazing - where I have a recording to compare in any format, his rips just blow my versions out of the water. I was listening to his rip of 'Bitches Brew' last night and it sounded scarily real.

By way of a concidence, Bitches Brew Live is one of the new issues in the Music On Vinyl newsletter I received today,

Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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  • 2 weeks later...

Shuffle play selected:

Dr John - Goin' back to New Orleans

Lamont Dozier - Breaking out all over

The Triffids - The Seabirds

Steve Morse - Southern Steel

Robert Ward - Titty Britches

Jonah Lewie - Stop the Cavalry

Frank Zappa - Ruth is sleeping

Maria Muldaur - Gringo en Mexico

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Am I the same girl? Dusty Springfield

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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Sound of Silence - live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-S90Uch2as

It's interesting how beautiful Art Garfunkel's voice is and how rather off key Paul Simon's is yet seems to hit the emphasis notes.

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I've just finished reading Neil Munro's biography of John Martyn, so I just had to go to Amazon and download "Solid Air". I first heard this album about 40 years ago when my brother bought it, but I never got round to buying it. Now I have, I'll be listening to it for a while. It is a beautiful album, written and played by a genius.

I also added Martyn's "One World" to the download and, for good measure, Dr John's "The Sun, Moon and Herbs". I guess these will get played, too, but I'll mostly be "living on Solid Air" for the next week or so. :smile:

(sorry if these albums have appeared on the thread before, but I've got better things to do than read 80 pages)

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