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Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:12 pm
by mickbald
Bring some records you really know tomorrow - you have a task helping me with speaker location.

Over the years we have known each other I know you have the "ear" so we can try some tweeking.

So game on.

I will have the Moth and ultrasonic cleaners in operation.

Looking forward to seeing you and John.

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:42 pm
by argustimewas
Had a good afternoon today - thanks very much Mick.

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:47 pm
by mickbald
Great afternoon with you and Chris @callen24.

Interesting playing with the 2 record cleaners (Moth and ultrasonic) and seeing the amount of crap coming off even new vinyl.

Failed again to convert you to Leonard Cohen. Next time!

The quality of the Foreigner charity shop record after a ultrasonic clean was really good.

Great afternoon, listening and great chat.

Chris, Jan loves the Cohen album you gave her - we played it through a couple of times and it's definitely a keeper.

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:01 pm
by argustimewas
Having listened to Fleetwood Mac - Rumours on Mick's excellent system yesterday I decided to play the preceeding eponymous album (which I received on white vinyl back in the day as a birthday present).

It's got all of the hallmarks of the classic line-up with all five band members making stong characteristic contributions. Monday Morning (side 1 track 1) is a slightly weak start with wobbly vocals in my opinion. After that the album warms up quicky and really gets going with Stevie Nicks' Rhiannon (side 1, track 4) followed by Christine McVie's brilliant Over My Head. The first side concludes with the fantastic Crystal which is revived from the pre-F.Mac album Buckingham Nicks. Side two has five strong tracks, particularly stand out for me are Say You Love Me (McVie) and Landslide (Nicks).

I find Fleetwood Mac is a great way to enjoy this line-up through a slightly less familiar collection of songs compared with Rumours, Tusk, etc.

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:27 pm
by Czechchris
Not vinyl, but links to the previous post, I just bought the original Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and the follow-up Mr. Wonderful - both on cd. What great albums!

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:38 pm
by argustimewas
Yes, I have some of the Peter Green Fleetwood Mac albums (also on CD) and some Peter Green solo albums (on vinyl) which I greatly enjoy.

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:43 pm
by argustimewas
My wife and I share very similar music tastes. When we met 12 years ago we were surprised how much are respective LP and CD collections, built up entirely separately over the previous almost 40 years, had so many commonalities and connections.

However one area about which we widely differ is jazz. She hates jazz and whenever she hears badly played music she always refers to Joe Bennett's book Mustn't Grumble in which it is said the musician must be either incompetent or playing jazz. I, on the other hand, love what little jazz I know and would love to learn more to expand my solitary enjoyment.

Today I have the house to myself and so I'm in my own personal jazz club (nice).

I've had Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue on CD for years, but I couldn't resist the £5 vinyl bargain when this was released by DeAgostini as the first in the jazz collection a couple of years ago.

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:46 pm
by Joe
There's some great Peter Green stuff on Fleetwood Mac's first Greatest Hits record:
https://www.discogs.com/Fleetwood-Mac-F ... ter/119892

I also really love the first two albums with Buckingham and Nicks. They've received some stellar AAA remasters too.
This pressing is probably the best sounding record I own: https://www.discogs.com/Fleetwood-Mac-R ... se/2832092