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  • Originally posted by Grumpy Bob

    I was referring to all those songs which failed to credit the original writers and arrangers.

    I think at the moment I prefer Physical Graffiti, with Zep 3 coming in second place.

    R
    When I first heard Achilles Last Stand I thought it was Rush 🤣
    Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
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    • Originally posted by slartibartfast

      When I first heard Achilles Last Stand I thought it was Rush 🤣
      I don't think I have ever listened to anything by Rush!

      R
      Home: Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
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      • I heard Led Zep II first back in 1970 and quite licked it but over the years LZ II is still good, but LZ I has turned out to be my favorite.
        Main system - Rock Solid with LMS 8.3.1 on WHS 2011 - 2 Duets ( both WiFi, farthest unit gets 60% signal strength and always works since new power supply) and Squeeseslave
        Cabin system - Rock solid with LMS 8.3.1 on Win10 Pro - 1 RPi 3 Model B (WiFi) /Hifiberry DAC+ Pro/PiCorePlayer and Squeezeslave
        Squeezebox Boom - "At Large" player around both home and cabin
        Headphones and car - Android phone/Bluetooth w/full library on MicroSD card - PowerAmp music player app (similar to Material Skin)

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        • Originally posted by w3wilkes
          I heard Led Zep II first back in 1970 and quite licked it but over the years LZ II is still good, but LZ I has turned out to be my favorite.
          I didn't really discover them until around 1975 or 1976 but when I heard Houses Of The Holy I remember thinking it was weird 🤣
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          Bedroom: Radio
          Bathroom: Radio

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          • Album chosen randomly by server. Why not?

            ♪ Playing Give a Little Bit by Supertramp from Even in the Quietest Moments… (1977) (Local • 1012kbps VBR 16bit 44.1kHz FLC)​

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            Jim



            VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
            Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
            Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
            Dining Room SB Radio
            Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
            Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
            Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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            • Originally posted by slartibartfast

              I didn't really discover them until around 1975 or 1976 but when I heard Houses Of The Holy I remember thinking it was weird 🤣
              IV for me. Because of Sandy Denny

              Jim



              VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
              Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
              Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
              Dining Room SB Radio
              Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
              Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
              Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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              • Originally posted by d6jg
                Album chosen randomly by server. Why not?

                ♪ Playing Give a Little Bit by Supertramp from Even in the Quietest Moments… (1977) (Local • 1012kbps VBR 16bit 44.1kHz FLC)​

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                I found an early A&M AM+ CD of this on E-Bay a couple of years ago. I should really try a needledrop to compare 😀
                Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                Bedroom: Radio
                Bathroom: Radio

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                • Originally posted by slartibartfast

                  I found an early A&M AM+ CD of this on E-Bay a couple of years ago. I should really try a needledrop to compare 😀
                  This is an early CD

                  Jim



                  VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                  Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                  Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                  Dining Room SB Radio
                  Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                  Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                  Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                  • Second random album of the evening.

                    ♪ Playing Such A Shame by Talk Talk from It's My Life (1984) (Local • 878kbps VBR 16bit 44.1kHz FLC)​

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                    Jim



                    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                    Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                    Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                    Dining Room SB Radio
                    Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                    • Originally posted by d6jg

                      This is an early CD
                      Mine cost £2.12 🤣
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                      Bedroom: Radio
                      Bathroom: Radio

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                      • Originally posted by slartibartfast

                        Mine cost £2.12 🤣
                        Similar sort of price but can’t say exactly. I bought a lot of second hand CDs about 10-12 years or so ago. Coincided with first SB3 purchase for some reason. I didn’t start needledropping until a couple of years later.

                        Jim



                        VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                        Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                        Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                        Dining Room SB Radio
                        Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                        Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                        Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                        • I have read comments on the Steve Hoffman forum describing this as murky and muddy. I see where they are coming from but it makes it more crankable 😀
                          A couple of tracks on my vinyl had an annoying amount of static like noise which was difficult to eliminate but I am happy with the end result.

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                          Bedroom: Radio
                          Bathroom: Radio

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                          • I've been playing Coil's debut album Scatology (1985) a fair bit lately. The B-side of a single taken from the album was a cover of Tainted Love, the Ed Cobb song made famous by Soft Cell all those years ago (and before that by Gloria Jones). Coil's version slows this to funereal pace as a reflection on HIV/AIDS. The video has an appearance from Marc Almond as a sinister leather-clad presence (he also contributes vocals to the recording) - it was also issued as a benefit for the Terence Higgins Trust.

                            Robert

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                            Home: Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
                            Touch > DacMagic 100 > Naim Audio Nait 3 > Mission 752 (plus Rega Planar 3 > Rega Fono Mini; Naim CD3)
                            2 x Squeezebox Radios, 1 X Squeezebox 3 (retired), 1 x SqueezeAMP
                            Office: LMS8.0.0 running on Raspberry Pi3; Raspberry Pi 3 player with touchscreen/piCorePlayer/IQaudIO DAC and Amp
                            Portable: Raspberry Pi 3B/pCP7.0.1/LMS8.1.2/Material, files on Seagate portable drive, powered via power brick

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                            • I've previously mentioned a needledrop of The Wall that I heard where the sound of a bone breaking in "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" was inaudible presumably due to click removal software. I have finally got around to ripping my copy and running it through a trial version of iZotope RX which is supposedly the Rolls Royce of declicking software does indeed remove that detail. Slightly at low Sensitivity settings and completely at a Sensitivity of 4 out of 10. So be careful out there 🤣
                              Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                              Bedroom: Radio
                              Bathroom: Radio

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                              • What did I listen to last night? Dusted off an old favorite:

                                Daniel Lanois - For the Beauty of Wynona

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                                Second Album by the super producer of many, my favorite, but Acadie is very close, I first heard this at a friends house many years (decades) ago and had one of those "what is this??!!" moments.

                                As a result, What am I listening to today?:

                                Emmylou Harris - Wreaking Ball

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                                Quite the departure from a typical EH album, produced by Daniel Lanois, I love the "soundscape" on this, that Lanois used for so many other of his productions (Gabriel, U2, etc), much like Eno has a signature "sound"

                                What might I listen to this week?

                                Peter Gabriel - Us, U2 - The Joshua Tree, Daniel Lanois - Acadie or Shine, maybe Belledona (an instrumental/Ambient album)

                                ...or, I might listen to something else

                                Jim

                                Last edited by Redrum; 2023-06-11, 12:17. Reason: spelling

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