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  1. #4631
    Two new albums yesterday:
    75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real. Seems to be classified as jazz, but I don't see that! Anyway, bought on vinyl with download via Bandcamp, though this albums doesn't appear on the band's Bandcamp page.
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    Keiji Haino and SUMAC - Even for just the briefest moment / Keep charging this “expiation” / Plug in to making it slightly better. Every album with Keiji Haino involves seems to have unreasonably long titles. Interesting collaboration between Keiji Haino and the metal trio SUMAC. Via Bandcamp.
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    Again on this 4th of July

    John Philip Sousa - Greatest Hits - United States Marine Band

    Happy 4th of July!
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    Listening to Diana Krall - The Girl In The Other Room





    on vinyl.
    Great album from a lovely and very talented artist.
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  4. #4634
    I've just picked up a copy of Les Bof! Voila, after reading a couple of reviews. An Edinburgh-based band who play like they are a French 1960s garage pop band. All jolly good fun, apparently one member hails from Marseilles, the others being Scottish. The LP sleeve is well mocked up to look like a period sleeve, especially the rear of the sleeve.

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    Going through a bit of a 70s period at the moment. I had ELO's 'Out of the Blue' on repeat for ages. Just now I'm revisiting Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'. After the initial rush of the singles, I was amazed to discover 'Child of Vision'. I guess I was fixated on the singles when I first bought the LP all those years ago*, and somehow didn't appreciate this track. Stick it on and turn it up - it'll surprise you!

    *In fact I remember swapping the LP numerous times at W H Smith's to try and get one that wasn't hopelessly crackly straight out of the wrapper. Very cheap vinyl I seem to remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    Going through a bit of a 70s period at the moment. I had ELO's 'Out of the Blue' on repeat for ages. Just now I'm revisiting Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'. After the initial rush of the singles, I was amazed to discover 'Child of Vision'. I guess I was fixated on the singles when I first bought the LP all those years ago*, and somehow didn't appreciate this track. Stick it on and turn it up - it'll surprise you!

    *In fact I remember swapping the LP numerous times at W H Smith's to try and get one that wasn't hopelessly crackly straight out of the wrapper. Very cheap vinyl I seem to remember.
    Interesting because my copies of Crime of The Century and Crisis What Crisis are two of the best pieces of vinyl I own. Both are original and both bought at the time although probably not from WH Smith’s. My local record shop in Epsom was Harlequin records which I think got absorbed by Our Price. The quality of the vinyl and the high production values of those two early Supertramp albums is something to behold. Ken Scott was the engineer iirc
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    I don't remember whether I was an 'early adopter' for 'Breakfast in America', or whether I delayed until I'd heard the singles enough times to get hooked. Maybe there was a difference between the initial release and subsequent pressings. I've just dug mine out and weighed it: ~95g, and very 'floppy'! I don't know if that's supposed to correlate with quality.

    I think the crackly output was exacerbated by the quiet fade-in on the first track, 'Gone Hollywood'. Similarly I remember hearing 'Telegraph Road' for the first time on CD, and noting how clean that opening note sounded compared to my vinyl copy.

  8. #4638
    I can remember LPs in the mid to late 1970s becoming pretty thin, maybe owing to the rising oil prices? And when I was a student, a lot of the record stores had cheap import pressings that were a bit crackly and of poorer sound quality. But at £1.49, most students weren't too bothered.

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  9. #4639
    And there's a new Pere Ubu LP out, more of the 'avant-garage'. Apparently largely written by David Thomas while gravely ill. Fortunately he's now recovered, so hopefully this won't be the last Pere Ubu LP.

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    Robert
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    PiCorePlayer(Pi2) with IQAudIO DAC+>Sennheisers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
    I can remember LPs in the mid to late 1970s becoming pretty thin, maybe owing to the rising oil prices? And when I was a student, a lot of the record stores had cheap import pressings that were a bit crackly and of poorer sound quality. But at £1.49, most students weren't too bothered.

    Robert
    You could see through some of them.

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