what are you listening to at the moment?

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Newportnobby

Quote from: Trainfish on November 12, 2023, 12:24:25 PMplenty of videos of trains in and around the area, albeit some of them are almost as old as @Newportnobby so neither are the best quality and are of course both showing their age  :P


Harsh, but sadly all too true.
Mind you, looking at the DMU it's had a harder life than I have.

Quote from: port perran on November 12, 2023, 07:29:05 PMDoes anyone have any other ideas for atmospheric live tracks?


I saw Free in Northampton when 'All Right Now' was just released but this is my favourite of their live act, especially the brilliant bass by Andy Fraser (I also saw Lindisfarne a couple of times)


Moonglum

What an interesting challenge from Martin @port perran . I am not that familiar with Lindisfarne I am afraid...

Good choice @Newportnobby - a truly great band! For something a bit more contemporary, my favourite performance by Nightwish. The version at Wacken 2013 is pretty hot as well.

 https://youtu.be/LFskwQjQQ_E?si=H1pCaPQ9ktkPEYWa

Mrs C describes this as Renaissance with balls! I love the end section - what a voice.

Cheers,

Tim


Moonglum

PS the studio audience at the Free performance must have been under strict instructions not to move a muscle!

Newportnobby

Nightwish - one of my top bands since I heard them in an eating house when I was on a business trip to Warsaw. I do prefer them with Tarja on vocals, though :heart2:

Bealman

Thanks for the Free clip, Mick. They were one of my favourite bands. They were huge in the NE.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Newportnobby

Quote from: Bealman on November 12, 2023, 11:48:02 PMThanks for the Free clip, Mick. They were one of my favourite bands. They were huge in the NE.

I have 7 of their albums and 4 x 45s :)

port perran

Thanks for those two clips.
I've never heard of Nightwish before. Interesting but not my thing at all so it's a bit of a thumbs down on that one.

As for Free, I only saw them once possibly 72 or thereabouts and again, not my favourites.

Great clips though.
Thanks chaps.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Moonglum

When I was a lad, I was given a tatty copy of "Nice Enough to Eat", an Island Records sampler released in 1969. This record was pivotal in introducing me to many of bands of the day inc. Free and consequently helped shape my musical tastes. NETE was one of at least 3 samplers released by Island. I had another sampler called "Wowie Zowie" also released in 1969 by Decca, which featured The Moody Blues and very early Genesis. Vertigo Records released sampler(s) as well. They were all good enough to be records in their own right.

Cheers,

Tim   

Newportnobby

My vinyl collection includes Island Samplers
Nice enough to eat
Bumpers (double album)
El Pea (double album)

CBS sampler
Fill your head with rock (double album)

Polydor Sampler
Bombers

Harvest Sampler
Picnic (double album)

Atlantic sampler
Age of Atlantic (single album)

I used to have the Vertigo double album sampler but lent it to someone and never got it back :*(





Moonglum

#4494
Fantastic Mick, I remember the first two Island samplers well, the CBS one, but not the others. The Vertigo one was called "Suck it and See". I had had another one called "Handle with Care" with a spider on the cover - bit bluesy for me at the time. I would imagine you have a very very very large collection of music.

Cheers,

Tim

Bealman

Yep, I still have "Nice enough to eat", also, "You can all join in".

CBS sampler - "The rock machine turns you on".
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Moonglum

Well done George, I thought there was a fourth Island sampler. I recall the CBS one as well. There really was some quality music on these releases.

Cheers,

Tim

Newportnobby

Wow, George.
'You can all join in' pre dates 'Nice enough to eat' and 'The rock machine turns you on' pre dates 'Fill your head with rock'
Do you still play them?

Quote from: Moonglum on November 13, 2023, 09:55:47 AMI would imagine you have a very very very large collection of music.


Compared to some I am quite minimalist, Tim.
Maybe 120 albums, 110 singles, 500 or so CDs and Lord knows how many cassettes of stuff I've recorded (our local library used to lend out CDs so, of course, they got recorded)
A friend in Northampton had over 4000 albums and that was 40 years ago!

Luckily I've still got the kit from 1988 to play everything on

Moonglum

#4498
Sorry that you didn't like Nightwish Martin @port perran  , not live but perhaps this is more your cuppa tea.

https://youtu.be/VPECZilPO_o?si=toatiMkp9XNSKAPf

I saw this band in Barnstaple in 1975 and bought the album "Extravaganza" from which this comes. I suspect you have also seen them as they are/were a SW of England act. Anyway, I really like this song and the atmosphere it creates - written by the late Gordon Haskell.

Cheers,

Tim
 

joe cassidy

Quote from: Newportnobby on November 13, 2023, 10:20:16 AMCompared to some I am quite minimalist, Tim.
Maybe 120 albums, 110 singles, 500 or so CDs and Lord knows how many cassettes of stuff I've recorded (our local library used to lend out CDs so, of course, they got recorded)
A friend in Northampton had over 4000 albums and that was 40 years ago!

Luckily I've still got the kit from 1988 to play everything on

Mick, do you still have a cassette deck in working order ?

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