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Appreciating what d5k can do beerchug.gif

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<Townes Van Zandt  Live at the Old Quarter, Houston Texas>  A classic live album I've listened to about a million times over the years. beerchug.gif

 

Funny you say that, last night was my first time listening to it.  But yeah, it seems great, just rock-solid songs played as simply as possible, which is the way that seems to suit them.  However, about this:

 

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I can enthusiastically say: A classic live album I've listened to about a million times over the years. beerchug.gif  (In the form of the original couple of albums, but still)

 

Anyway, now for me:

 

 

Four Tet   Pyramid

 

 

 

Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos   Happy Song


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Side By Side

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Alive_in_Seattle

Released in 2003  
 
 Heart
 
double-CD  live (2002)
 
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Man she is STILL one of my favorite female vocalists of all time. Just stunning.

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Written and recorded in 1973 shortly after the death of roadie Bruce Berry, Neil Young's second close associate to die of a heroin overdose in six months (the first was Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten), Tonight's the Night was Young's musical expression of grief, combined with his rejection of the stardom he had achieved in the late '60s and early '70s. The title track, performed twice, was a direct narrative about Berry: "Bruce Berry was a working man/He used to load that Econoline van." Whitten was heard singing "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown," a live track recorded years earlier. Elsewhere, Young frequently referred to drug use and used phrases that might have described his friends, such as the chorus of "Tired Eyes," "He tried to do his best, but he could not." Performing with the remains of Crazy Horse, bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina, along with Nils Lofgren (guitar and piano) and Ben Keith (steel guitar), Young performed in the ragged manner familiar from Time Fades Away -- his voice was often hoarse and he strained to reach high notes, while the playing was loose, with mistakes and shifting tempos. But the style worked perfectly for the material, emphasizing the emotional tone of Young's mourning and contrasting with the polished sound of CSNY and Harvest that Young also disparaged. He remained unimpressed with his commercial success, noting in "World on a String," "The world on a string/Doesn't mean anything." In "Roll Another Number," he said he was "a million miles away/From that helicopter day" when he and CSN had played Woodstock. And in "Albuquerque," he said he had been "starvin' to be alone/Independent from the scene that I've known" and spoke of his desire to "find somewhere where they don't care who I am." Songs like "Speakin' Out" and "New Mama" seemed to find some hope in family life, but Tonight's the Night did not offer solutions to the personal and professional problems it posed. It was the work of a man trying to turn his torment into art and doing so unflinchingly. Depending on which story you believe, Reprise Records rejected it or Young withdrew it from its scheduled release at the start of 1974 after touring with the material in the U.S. and Europe. In 1975, after a massive CSNY tour, Young at the last minute dumped a newly recorded album and finally put Tonight's the Night out instead. Though it did not become one of his bigger commercial successes, the album immediately was recognized as a unique masterpiece by critics, and it has continued to be ranked as one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever made. -Allmusic

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Shoot Shoot - UFO's Strangers in the Night

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Head East - "The Best of Head East: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection"

 

Surprisingly, this remaster seems to be well done.  I'm not sure what the specific dynamic range is, but the quality appears to be very good.  No clipping that I could detect, and normally when something has decent dynamic range I need to increase the volume level on my amp a bit; which was necessary for this recording.

 

Underrated 60's/70's rock band, to be sure.

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Miles Davis - Water Babies

 

 

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