Thursday, May 21, 2020

Compression can be a bad thing...

The Who - Live At Leeds
Santana - Abraxas
Soft Machine - Third
Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon
Juicy Lucy - Lie Back And Enjoy It
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Mott the Hoople - Mott the Hoople
Roy Harper - Flat Baroque and Berserk
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority
It's A Beautiful Day - Marrying Maiden
Elton John - Elton John
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Bob Dylan - Self Portrait
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks
Blodwyn Pig - Ahead Rings Out
Nucleus - Elastic Rock
The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
Yes - Time And A Word
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison [Live]
Blind Faith - Blind Faith
Ten Years After - Watt
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Chicago - Chicago III
Free - Highway
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You
The Nice - Elegy
Various Artists - Motown Chartbusters Vol 5
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus
Groundhogs - Split [Bonus Tracks]
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
King Crimson - Thrak
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (Orig CD)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Brian Eno - On Land
Rhye - Blood
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt
Laura Pausini - Fatti sentire
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Spock's Beard - Noise Floor
Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
Uriah Heep - Living The Dream
Soft Machine - Hidden Details
Craig Armstrong - Sun On You
Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe Infinity
Roine Stolt's The Flower King - Manifesto Of An Alchemist
The Neal Morse Band - The Great Adventure
Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen
Cloudland Blue Quartet - The Edward Spark EP
Beethoven - Symphonies (Karajan)
King Crimson - Lizard
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street
Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
Grand Funk Railroad - Live Album
Atomic Rooster - In Hearing Of Atomic Rooster
Falco - Enzelhaft
Lang Lang - Best Of Lang Lang
Reich - Phases
Dohnányi - Winterreigen, 6 Piano Pieces, 3 Singular Pieces
Purcell - Hail! Bright Cecilia
Lalo - Cello Concerto; Cello Sonata; Chants Russes
Busoni - String Quartets 1 & 2
Howells - Missa Sabrinensis
Various Composers - Prokofiev; Scriabin; Shostakovich: Complete Piano Sonatas
Howells - Requiem, Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing
Estampie - Ludus Danielis
Höffler - Primitiæ Chelicæ Suites #1-6
Bach, J S - Das Orgelwerk - Complete Edition
Bach, J S - Cantates pour alto
Ligeti - Etudes, Books 1 & 2
The Amsterdam Chamber Music Society - Treasures of Russian Chamber Music
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Orfeo
Albinoni - 12 Concertos, Op. 10 1-6
Musici Moravienses - Hindemith Krenek Milhaud Chamber Works
Hindemith - Hindemith Complete String Quartets
Medici String Quartet - Smetana & Debussy String Quartets
Rameau - Les Grands Motets
Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli - Glory of Venice


...and to compiling my list of LPs which charted in 1971 which I have today...

Here you go...

60, down from 1970's 71...

One of the interesting things about doing this is noting when classic albums entered the chart in the same week...

Meanwhile, the views...

With reflected light...

Without reflected light...

Unused for a few days now guitars...

Always used every day, music...

Two different eggs...

...made for an excellent scramble..

...and, although the radio was present, my own choices soundtracked...

The beast was about its business in a T shirt...

Today's classical piece, Beethoven's 5th by Karajan - this was my dad's - I palmed it off on him after some ne'er do well stole the box from our shop...

I found it yesterday while looking at the Hanover Band box set - the box contained 10 instead of 5 discs...

"Father Brown" at lunch time...

Always a delight...

Today, while I WFH, Anne was attending to the front step, having prepared it over the last couple of days - looking good...

This evening, post fish and chips (well, a salmon fillet and roast potatoes), a "Goldbergs" and a "Schooled"...

Both top notch...

This evening's record was Falco's "Einzelhaft" - which I found was not on my list of LPs I acquired from 1972-1988...


I started off thinking it was terrible and ended up thinking it was great...

"Brooklyn Nine Nine" was up to the usual standards...

Also today, following yesterday's unreported Whatsapp discussions with Creeker Craig re the ongoing production of the new CBQ song based LP, I created stems for the tracks I worked on here, which are based on his initial ideas for possible new Creek tracks...

I, basically, stole them and built upon them...

The stems were uploaded to Craig with a view to him being able to give some semblance of unity to the overall sound...

I downloaded the four finished tracks he uploaded this week and listened to them again and, unlike yesterday's online listening, found them to be very good indeed...

Creeker Craig advised there is much compression re the online listening experience I'd had, hence the better sound today..

"Aha", I said...

Ended the day with the almost 1,000 pieces of classical music featured in the Eclectic Selection podcasts over the last few years - on Shuffle...

...which was good...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : New CBQ stuff...

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