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Post by Wendyf » 14 Jul 2012, 20:32

There has always been a delicate balance in our house between the desire to live simply, as in "the good life", and Col's hobby/career as an electronics design engineer. At the moment that means I can come in on a Saturday evening after putting the hens & the veggies to bed, pour a glass of wine, click on the appropriate icon on any pc or laptop and the old farmhouse fills with the sound of random album tracks from the playlist we put together for my 60th birthday a couple of years ago. Here it is, it probably says a lot about us and how old we are......what is, or what would be, on your playlist??

Allman Brothers Band - Night Riding
America - America
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan - Desire
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- The Distance
Bryan Ferry - Dylanesque
Carol King - Tapestry
Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Box set
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Free - The Best of Free
Genesis - Live
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Jethro Tull - Original Masters
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
Joni Mitchell - Hits
Leonard Cohen - Greatest Hits
Lynerd Skynerd - Gold & Platinum Disc 1
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Weld
Nils Lofgren - Flip
Peter Gabriel - So
Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson
Roxy Music - Avalon
Roy Harper - Flashes from he Archives of Oblivion
Santana - Abraxus
Santana - Caravanserai
Steely Dan - Reelin' in the Years
The Band - To Kingdom Come
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Jeff Healey Band - Hell to Pay
The Travelling Wilburys - The Travelling Wilburys 1
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
Tom Petty & the Hearbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open
Van Morrison - Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast

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Post by Sunray10 » 14 Jul 2012, 21:17

It would have to be Bob Dylan and his greatest hits followed by Paul Simon Graceland. After that Sonny and Cher ! :laugh5: :geek:

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Post by Tripps » 14 Jul 2012, 22:47

NIce idea for a topic - beats knitting patterns and Rosie Thomas novels. :smile: I will make a list of my cd's and records and tapes. and inflict it upon you. It will keep me amused, and pander to my recently self diagnosed OCD, though as Captain Oates said once - "I may be some time". At a quick look, I have got about three on your list.
I'm fighting off the temptation to buy a Brennan JB7 - as advertised in Private Eye, whih removes the need to actually own CD's, but they are a bit expensive.
By the way it would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday today, which will indicate the sort of stuff you are in for.
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Post by Stanley » 15 Jul 2012, 04:45

Wendy, I recognise Dylan and 'Rumours' is one of my favourite albums. As for a play-list, I listen to anything from the Late Quartets to heavy metal swinging off into trucking songs on the way. If I have a favourite it is probably requiems, some symphonies, choral music and anything played loud on a baroque organ! E Power Biggs was a far better organist than he is credited! Jeanne Demessiex on the organ in Beverly Minster is somewhere close to heaven.
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Post by Wendyf » 15 Jul 2012, 07:25

I shall look forward to seeing your list Tripps. The technology in our house is a mystery to me, (which seriously annoys my husband, who attempts to teach me about it from time to time) but all those albums are now on computer so I dont have to bother with finding one and sticking it in the player. We have a shelf full of old & scratched LP's to digitise when there is nothing to do one winter.
Perhaps you will choose the next novel for the book club? :grin:

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Post by Nolic » 15 Jul 2012, 08:10

Great idea for a topic Windy.

Currently on my iPod I have
Adele - 21
Bob Marley - Legend
Bootstraps - Bootstraps
Brooks and Dunn - Steers and Stripes, Hillbilly De-luxe and Greatest Hits
Bruce Springsteen -Working on a Dream, Wrecking Ball
Coldplay - Left Right,Left Right, Left ( free download that I would not have purchased)
Emmylou Harris - Anthology, Hard Bargain, Very Best of
Ian Drury - Reasons to be Cheerful
Johnny Cash - Man in Black, America111, American 4
Kari Rueslatten - Pilot
Kirsty MaColl - Galore, Tropical Brainstorm
Lady Antebellum - Need to Know, Own the Night
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Loreena McKennit - Mask and the Mirror
Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris - All the Roadrunning
Mumford and Sons - Sigh no More
Neil Young - Harvest Moon, Prairie Wind, Are You passionate
Nickleback - The Long Road
Noel Gallagher - High Flying Birds
Paloma Faith - Do You Want the Truth
Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up
Ray Davies - See My Friends
Reeba McIntyre - Just a Little Love
Sandi Thom - Sun Comes Crashing Down
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
Travelling Wilbury's - Travelling Wilbury's
Willie Nelson - Heroes, The Essential Willie Nelson
Country Legends - my own compilation.

A pretty mixed bag that reflects both my enduring and current tastes. CD collection has more albums by same artists plus stuff by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Steeleye Span, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Aerosmith etc Nolic
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Post by Tripps » 15 Jul 2012, 11:41

Here goes - this is what's currently on the shelf. waiting to go back to the collection. In no particular order, and to be fair some are down to Mrs T.

The best of Steeleye Span
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party - The last Prophet
Demis Roussos - Forever in your heart
Enya-A day without rain
Everley Brothers - The last concert
Elkie Brookes-Nothing but the blues
Dione Warwick - Gold
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie
Star Trek - A journey through the galaxies
Dixieland Jazz - The collection
Dixie Chicks -
Elvis Presley- (Free with Sunday Times)
Soul of a woman - Various
Dr Hook - Sharing the night together
Irish Folk favourites
Enrique Iglesias
The House Band - October Song
Benny Goodman - Classic tracks
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Rapture
The New Lost City Ramblers - Vol II
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Barbara Streisand - Guilty Too
Barber Ball and Bilk
Bix Beiderbecke - The Collection
That High Lonesome sound - Best of bluegrass
The best of Odetta - Ballads and blues.
Oh Brother where art thou? - Music from the film
Bix Beiderbecke - Riverboat shuffle
Slide Guitar Blues - Various
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
The Skiffle Sessions - Donegan, Barber, Van Morrison.
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Post by Tripps » 15 Jul 2012, 13:49

Here's part two. I bet you wish you hadn't asked. :smile: Actually I'm really enjoying this. Looking at and dusting down discs that have literally been on a shelf for years.
That's about half now, but I'll give it a rest. Getting a bit worried - I haven't found my Gillian Welch collection yet.

Kirsty Macccoll - The one and only
Naxos Early music - Sephardic romances. Jewish music from Spain
Alan Bennett - Untold stories
Josh White - From New York to London
John Sebastian - Tar Beach
Martin Carthy - The Collection
The Moonshiners. - It's Grim Up North
Nitty Gritty Dirt band - Will the circle be unbroken
Don Williams - Love songs
Woody Guthrie - Struggle
** Pierre Schryer - 2 Worlds united **
Staus Quo - At Their best
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - Drinking in the blues
Robert Johnson - Cross Road blues
Il Divo - Ancora
Jimmie Rodgers - The yodelling ranger
Lonnie Donegan - The Best Of.
Melanie - Carolina on my mind
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - The legendary blues of
Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell - Standing at the burying ground
Ken Colyers Jazzmen - The Decca years vol 6.
John Renbourn - John Renbourn
Jackie Mason - Jewish Comedy
Medieval Babes - Gaudete
Nina Simone - Just like a woman
Enya - Amarantine
Ken Colyers Skiffle Group
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party - Love songs
Hevla - The other side (Spanish folk bagpipe music)
Ralph Stanley - Short life of trouble
Status Quo - Ice in the sun
Ravi Shankar &Ali Akbar Khan - From India
The Poozies - Infinite blue
Lonnie Donegan - Muleskinner Blues
Pentangle - A maid that's born to love.
Roy Acuff - Country Music Legend
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain boys - I feel like singing today
Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies - Doolally
John Renbourn - Will the circle be unbroken?
The Stanley Brothers - An evening long ago
John McGann - Upslide

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Post by Wendyf » 15 Jul 2012, 17:55

That's quite a list Tripps! Nothing like a musical trip down memory lane is there.
You have some pretty up to date stuff there Nolic. We seem to be stuck in the past. Col has some Elbow & Richard Hawley, but neither do anything for me. I love having random tracks playing, you never know what is coming next.

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Post by Stanley » 16 Jul 2012, 04:38

Wendy, if you think you are stuck in the past I must be an eccentric dinosaur!
I started typing a list in on the topic but hit the wrong key somewhere along the line and lst half an hour!
So here it is again, a list of vinyl I can no longer play. All in good nick and if anyone wants them they are welcome to them. (If they had time to transfer to CD while they were playing them that would be nice!)
I shall try again but this time on OO Writer so I don't lose them!

Palgrave's Golden Treasury of English Poetry. Readers Claire Bloom, Eric Portman and John Neville. (2 discs)
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an exhibition. New Philharmonia, Leopold Stokowski.
Mozart Overtures RPO with Colin Davies
Rossini overtures Vienna Philharmonic, Malcolm Sargent
Mendelssohn/Bruch Violin Concertos. Shlomo Mintz
John Aubrey's Brief Lives recorded by Roy Dotrice (2 discs)
Ravel conducted by Boulez
Organ Favourites by Michael Austin
Holst. Planets. LSO with Malcolm Sargent
22 Trucking songs (2 discs)
Trucking On. (2 discs)
Bach, Handel, Gluck. Piano, Wilhelm Kempff.
The King of Instruments. Baroque Organ
Dusty Springfield Greatest Hits
A Child's Xmas in Wales and five other poems read by Dylan Thomas
Virgil Fox. Organ at Lincoln Centre NY
Randy Newman. Good Old Boys
Mozart Symphonies, Colin Davies
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto 1
Camille Saint-Saens. Symphony No 3, “Organ”. Daniel Barenboim
Trilogy. Emerson Lake and Palmer
Beethoven. Eroica
Beethoven Symphony No 9. The Choral
Brahms. Symphony No 2. “Tragic”
Handel Water Music
Overtures. Sir Thomas Beecham
Cat Stevens. Tea for the Tillerman
Elgar Cello Concerto. Jaqueline Duprez and Barenboim
E Power Biggs Organ Favourites
Dr Hook, A Little Bit more
Rainbow. Down to Earth
Alberta Hunter. Amtrack Blues
Steam locomotives recorded on Shap Fell
Mozart Requiem
Mozart. Exsultate Jubilate, Coronation Mass
Requiem. Faure
Rodrigo. Concierto de Aranjuez.
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Post by Wendyf » 16 Jul 2012, 06:38

Steam Locomotives recorded on Shap Fell! The mind boggles! Cat Stevens is an odd one to have crept into your list, I bet there is a story behind that...

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Post by Tripps » 16 Jul 2012, 07:25

Calluna started a thread on the old site on transferring audio from vinyl to computer when she went afloat. I had a go of course, and got Audacity, and a gadget, but it wasn't a great success. Then along came Spotify, and rendered it all virtually redundant.
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Post by Whyperion » 16 Jul 2012, 12:54

Spotify tracks do not always come from the original source. Some CD and album tracks are from later recordings and re-recordings or maybe from USA releases which for some older titles are a bit different to UK ones. Some the vynal I had in my collection is still not on Spotify.

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Post by Tripps » 16 Jul 2012, 15:36

You're right about that, but as Oscar Wilde said about that dog on Britain's got Talent - "It's not the fact that it does it well that's absolutely amazing, but the fact that it does it at all"
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Post by Sunray10 » 16 Jul 2012, 17:48

Stanley's list is very, very interesting. I'm surprised he hasn't got Mussorgsky's Night on a Bare Mountain in that list. Cat Stevens was and still is a brilliant singer, songwriter. :laugh5:

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Post by Whyperion » 16 Jul 2012, 20:42

The Steam Locomotives one is of interest , I assume its one of the Argo Transacord series . These were used by Steam World I think to provide audio track to a number of otherwise silent 16mm and 8mm film for their DVD releases a few years back. I donated a bit of vynal and a few CDs I got given a while back to Oxfam in Skipton (figured they would have more passing trade than Pendle Hospice in Barnoldswick ) - then I got given some Baroque Music CDs that I sent down to Pendle Hospice shop in Colne (the parking was easier!), I think they sell them for a pound or two.

I tend to search youtube for my diminishing vynal records to bring up suggestions that they have , there are some good non-uk sourced performance versions of the 1960s pop tracks.

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Post by Stanley » 17 Jul 2012, 05:35

Wendy, you're right. Three young daughters has a strange effect on musical tastes (and mine on them of course). I was once given a bunch of old Lear Jet endless play cartridges when they became obsolete and found a couple of players, one for the wagon cab and one for the house. Brilliant as far as the kids were concerned, all they had to do was shove them in and they played over and over again. Mostly classical and some shows. They got hooked on Jesus Christ Superstar amongst others.
Ray, I have lots more including 'Night on Bare Mountain' on cassette but too many of them to list.
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Post by Wendyf » 19 Oct 2013, 20:45

This topic took a bit of finding, but I've dragged it up from the depth for a bit of Roy Harper, filmed on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974.

Here

Then the same song 38 years later

Then I set off on a You Tube trail and it brought me to this delightful (to me!) clip of CSN singing Dylan's North Country Fair.

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Post by Nolic » 20 Oct 2013, 07:45

Windy,

I note that Roy no longer performs with the large "wooden" cross necklace that wasn't wood and was in fact an illegal substance.


On my iPod at the moment - mainly for in car listening I have

Alison Krauss solo and with Union Station
The Bellamy Brothers
Bootstraps
Springsteen
Carrie Underwood
Dixie Chicks
Emmylou Harris, solo and with Mark Knopfler and various others
Johnny Cash, solo and with Bob Dylan and The Highwaymen
Kenny Rogers
Lady Antebellum
Mark Knopfler
Martina McBride
Marty Robbins
The Mavericks
Miranda Lambert
Mumford and Sons
Neil Young
Reba McEntire
Roseanne Cash
Taylor Swift
Trisha Yearwood
Waylon Jennings, solo and with The Highwaymen
Willie Nelson, solo and The Highwaymen and various others including Leon Russell

Becoming more and more a country music fan. Nolic
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Post by hartley353 » 20 Oct 2013, 10:52

We have a few snaps Nolic. Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Springstein. All these have been in my car recently. I also have a large selection of country artists on tape that were bought in Saudi for pennies and one day I will transfer to CD.

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Post by David Whipp » 20 Oct 2013, 15:48

Ah.. Roy Harper!

In car and home entertainment playlists are firmly decided by others in the family.

You can tell my favoured tracks by what I put on as the walk in music for the cinema; currently Lady Antebellum.

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Post by Wendyf » 21 Oct 2013, 07:08

We've seen Roy Harper a few times over the years Nolic...sometimes brilliant, sometimes more rambling, drug fueled monologue than music.

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Post by Bruff » 21 Oct 2013, 09:32

I used to have a great selection of 7" and 12" singles from the late-70s/early-80s which, to cut a long story short, I lost. The good thing is that I have begun to build this up again through i-Tunes and so have at the moment a 'playlist' that includes:

Simple Minds - Sons and Fascination/Empire and Dance
Human League - Reproduction
ABC - The Lexicon of Love
The Au Pairs - Playing with a Different Sex
The Slits - The Slits
Gang of Four - Entertainment
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures/Closer
The Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
The Stranglers - No More Heroes
The Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials (and loads more)
China Crisis - Difficult Shapes and Passive Rhythms (Some People Think it's Fun to Entertain) - prize for the most pretentious album title!
Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles

Plus tracks from The Blue Orchids; The Pop Group; The Associates; Orange Juice; Wah! Heat; The Teardrop Explodes and many many more

And in addition to this post-Punk/New wave stuff I have a lot of early Genesis; Pink Floyd, Roxy Music plus Brian Eno stuff. Melanie Zafka, Buffy Saint-Marie and Simon and Garfunkle. Plus lots of The Kinks and the Small Faces, and The Who. Led Zepellin and The Yardbirds. Van Morrison. Oh, and The Beatles.....

And more recent stuff by the likes of The Coral, The Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Adele. And my guilty secret: The Best of Girls Aloud - I was listening to this whilst waiting to cross Blackfriars Road in London the other year and realised I was dancing!

Plus the odd classical piece and opera (loud and in German)

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Post by Tardis » 22 Oct 2013, 10:12

Hmm, eclectic list, so just a sample:

Metallica - Enter Sandman
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Marillion - Garden Party
Santana - mostly the Shaman album now
Rush - Red Barchetta
Def Leppard - Animal
Pat Benetar - Love is like a Battlefield
Kate Bush - Wild man
Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots
Rainbow - Stargazer
Hawkwind - Levitation
Genesis - Ripples
Miracle Legion - Backyard

Kylie, Rihanna, Bread, Queen, and lots more. I managed to retain all my vinyl

All as loud as I think others might allow. Not all appreciate the volume turned up to 11 :grin:

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Re: What's on your playlist?

Post by Wendyf » 10 Nov 2013, 23:59

Just got back from seeing Bellowhead in Blackburn. First time I've seen them, it was quite an experience.

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