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Title: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on December 22, 2006, 12:33:52 AM
I might be the only one here who still buys records. ;D
I think that a good clean album sounds much better then a CD. If you have a turntable and a cd player try this out. Get a CD and a good condition record of the same recording and compare the two. You might be surprised. I just bought some records to add to my collection.
Pink Floyd- A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Pink Floyd- Meddle(greatness)
Genesis- Abacab(Japanese import on virgin vinyl)
Def Leppard- Pyromania
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Post by: Agent on December 22, 2006, 02:20:15 AM
Meddle.....wow. Now that brings back some memories.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 22, 2006, 03:06:54 AM
I think that a good clean album sounds much better then a CD.

100% agree Richard.

Unfortunately we don't get a choice down here.If you want an album on vinyl you have to go to a store that specializers in them which there isn't many and they're imported from overseas,so the price is almost double what you pay for a CD.

Years ago whenever I went into the city,I would make my way around to all the second hand record stores to pick up a bargain or two.Sadly most of those stores no longer exist.

I got a new turntable for my birthday in October and have been playing just as many of my old vinyl collection as much as my CD's.

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Post by: little_bill on December 22, 2006, 06:41:57 AM
same here, no vinyl releases for years, last one i  bought was appettite for destruction circa 88
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Post by: mary mary on December 22, 2006, 05:22:03 PM
Hey! Good for you Richard, I still have my deck (Thorens) permanently rigged up to my Amp, which I updated a couple of weeks ago. Was test driving some of my vinyl just to hear how it sounds with the new amp, and some of that vinyl does beat the CD equivalent, no doubt about it. I don't tend to buy any new vinyl material but like to pick up some classics from time to time and still have a lot of my original vinyl collection. I think the last album I brought was Sammy Davis Live at the Coconut Grove from 62 or 63 I think?
(http://mgn.musicgiants.com/mgnv2/version1/artwork/dbbc065b-3b5e-49c3-9fbb-a424481b7c43medium.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on January 03, 2007, 11:41:58 PM
Hey! Good for you Richard, I still have my deck (Thorens) permanently rigged up to my Amp, which I updated a couple of weeks ago. Was test driving some of my vinyl just to hear how it sounds with the new amp, and some of that vinyl does beat the CD equivalent, no doubt about it. I don't tend to buy any new vinyl material but like to pick up some classics from time to time and still have a lot of my original vinyl collection. I think the last album I brought was Sammy Davis Live at the Coconut Grove from 62 or 63 I think?
(http://mgn.musicgiants.com/mgnv2/version1/artwork/dbbc065b-3b5e-49c3-9fbb-a424481b7c43medium.jpg)
I would like to hear that one Mary. Reprise put out many great recordings.
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Post by: Gant on January 04, 2007, 01:57:37 AM
Classy stuff mary mary.. Thorens and Sammy Davis. I'm impressed.

I agree 100% Richard... I think in most cases good quality vinyl played on a quality deck beats cd's hands down.  I listen to a lot of jazz and there's just no comparrison. Especialy with all the Blue Note stuff.. and those Reprise label recordings are out of this world on disc. I still try and buy vinyl whenever possible.. tho' I do think cd quality has improved a little over the years.

I do remember being very dissapointed with the Beatles on cd.. nowhere near the quality of the vinyl releases...
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Post by: Richard Earl on January 04, 2007, 09:05:06 AM
I very much agree with The Beatles on record Gant.
I love those jazz recordings on Blue Note.
Here is a list of records that I got recently.
Rush-2112
Rush- Signals
Rush- Grace Under Pressure
Timothy B Schmit-Timothy
The Guitars Inc.- Invitation
The Young & Holt Unlimited- Soulful Strut
Ron Carter & Herbie Hancock & Tony Williams- Third Plane
Kenny Burrell- Heritage
Sam (The Man) Taylor- Somewhere In The Night
Crosby,Stills & Nash- Self titled 1st album.
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Post by: Richard Earl on January 17, 2007, 02:18:35 PM
Blue Oyster Cult- The Revolution By Night
Journey- Frontiers
Newcleus- Jam On Revenge
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Post by: Agent on January 24, 2007, 07:20:19 AM
Here's (http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/8be8/) a neat gizmo for those of you who still have a vinyl collection: the USB turntable. (http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/8be8/) You can plug it into your computer and listen to your old albums, or rip them into mp3's or WAV's. Pretty slick.
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Post by: Richard Earl on February 15, 2007, 12:16:31 AM
I picked up some 80's great's today.
Dokken- Tooth & Nail
Dokken- Under Lock And Key
Ratt- Out Of The Cellar
Def Leppard- High & Dry
Motley Crew- Shout At The Devil
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Post by: Richard Earl on March 08, 2007, 08:43:30 PM
Kiss-Asylum
Krokus-The Blitz
Over Kill-Under The Influence
Ace Frehley- Trouble Walkin'
Miles Davis-Quiet Nights
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 07, 2007, 10:53:16 PM
Conway Twitty - Look Into My Teardrops. It is a recording from 1966 on Decca records. The sound of the recording is incredible. Those old Decca Mono records always sound so good to me.
Tom Petty - Self titled album from 1976. It sill holds it's own with songs like "Breakdown" and "American Girl".
Led Zeppelin - Presence  O0
AC/DC - Highway To Hell- One of the greatest rock guitar albums in my opinion.
Duke Ellington- I cannot remember the name of the record. My wife is asleep and I dare not wake her to get an LP title. She will look like this >:(  It is Duke and it will be good.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Agent on April 08, 2007, 07:12:20 AM
My wife is asleep and I dare not wake her to get an LP title. She will look like this >:( 

She'll look like this  >:( and you'll look like this (http://www.richnoble.com/56.gif)
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Post by: Fhil on April 08, 2007, 07:25:37 PM
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
Deicide - Deicide
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 09, 2007, 03:41:31 PM
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
Deicide - Deicide
Those are two great metal records Fhil.
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Post by: Fhil on April 09, 2007, 06:49:22 PM
Those are two great metal records Fhil.
Thanks!  I'm a very big fan of metal.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on April 19, 2007, 10:41:59 PM
The Fixx-Shuttered Room( Red Skies and Stand Or Fall which are classics)
Eddie Murphy- 1st stand up lp from 1982
Jerry Jeff Walker-Live In Luckenbach Texas
The Byrds-Byrdmaniax-(Roger Mcguinn is greatness)
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Post by: Alcatraz on April 20, 2007, 12:55:13 PM
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane

EDIT: Forgot to add, wasn't for me. Was a gift.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on July 12, 2007, 09:53:05 PM
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane

EDIT: Forgot to add, wasn't for me. Was a gift.
A Love Supreme is greatness. That was a cool gift to give Alcatraz.

I picked up a few tonight.
Led Zeppelin 1 - ( I finally found a near mint copy) Yeah!
Heart - Magazine
Sugarloaf- Self titled album with the haunting tune "Green Eyed Lady"
The Hardtimes- Blew Mind (Mid to late 60's rock band that I have no idea what they sound like. The record looks cool though , so I bought it.)
Rampart And Vine- Rampart Street Paraders (Old jazz lp)

Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on July 28, 2007, 09:44:09 PM
Earlier this week a buddie of mine sold me a Pioneer reciever from 1974-75 for $20.00  I hooked my turntable and dvd -vcr combo to it with my late 70's American Acoustic Lab tower speakers. The modern Pioneer reciever that I have been using does not hold a candle to this old reciever man. The tone and warmth is incredible. It is a silver faced unit which still looks cool. The blue lights on the am/fm showcase with the stereo light and the blue lighted meter looks so amazing with the bedroom lights off. Those records of mine sound so good. I am a happy man.
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Post by: Richard Earl on August 10, 2007, 10:00:42 PM
I picked up some cool records today.
Chet Atkins - Caribbean Guitar
Chet Atkins - Mister Guitar
Chet Atkins - Its A Guitar World
Chet Atkins - The Other Chet Atkins
(He is one of the greatest guitar players thet I have heard.)
The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Ac/Dc - Back In Black (A mint copy of true Rock n Roll)
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen - Lost In The Ozone (Hot Rod Lincoln still holds up as one jamming song)
The Brides Of Funkenstein - Funk Or Walk
Ten Years After - 1st Album (I love Alvin Lee's guitar playing)
Traveling Wilburys - Volume One ( My favorite supergroup)
Grand Funk - Live Album ( This is back when they were a three piece band. Mark Farner vocals just plain rocked.)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Fhil on August 11, 2007, 08:48:41 AM
Commander Cody rules my friend.  As does Back In Black of which I have two copies.
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Post by: mary mary on August 20, 2007, 02:35:57 PM
Hey Richard, thanks for the PM, just out of interest my last piece of vinyl was this from a couple of months back.

(http://www.kipaddotta.com/images/frank-sinatra5.jpg)

A sweet sweet piece from the great Sinatra.

Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on August 20, 2007, 07:07:50 PM
Mary Mary, I have not heard that one. Is it one of those cool nighttime romantic albums ?

I had the day off today and had several hours to listen to lp's. One of the records that I listened to is one that I bought several years ago and not listened to it until today. It is a self titled lp from Tammy Grimes. She has the most interesting voice.  Some of the others that I listened to today were Robin Trower- Bridge Of Sighs, Cirith Ungol - King Of The Dead, Tom Petty & The  Heartbreakers - self titled from 1976 and Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska which will be talked about next week on the Bruce Springsteen appreciation thread.
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Post by: Richard Earl on September 09, 2007, 08:23:50 PM
The Marshall Tucker Band - Carolina Dreams
Stelly Dan - Aja
Heart - Dreamboat Annie ( In the factory seal)
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Post by: Richard Earl on September 10, 2007, 08:13:23 PM
I had the day off which gave some time to listen to lp's. One that I listened to was Steely Dan - Aja. I was familiar with four of the seven songs on the record. That is one amazing piece with a mixture of rock and jazz songwriting. Steely Dan has to be considered amongst the best of rock bands.
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Post by: Richard Earl on September 14, 2007, 05:34:32 PM
The Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me (China Grove & Long Train Runnin' are two of my favorites from them)
Kiss - Music From The Elder
Kiss - Hotter Then Hell (My favorite Kiss lp)
Dio - The Last In Line
Steve Perry - Street Talk ( Oh Sherry is still a great song)
Fastway - self titled
The Beatles - Love Songs ( I finally found a super clean copy of this double lp)
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Post by: Richard Earl on October 02, 2007, 06:32:25 PM
RUSH - Hold Your Fire
RUSH - Presto
RUSH - A Show Of Hands
The Outfield - Play Deep
The Marshall Tucker Band - A New Life
REM - Reckoning
The Mission U.K. - Gods Own Medicine
Heart - Little Queen
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on October 03, 2007, 08:38:23 AM
Errol Garner's Concert by the Sea

(http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/gako-oku/Modern.files/Garner2.jpg)

Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on October 08, 2007, 09:07:17 AM
A couple of recent purchases...

(http://www.simondeehypnosis.com/pictures/picture70586.jpg)

(http://www.simondeehypnosis.com/pictures/picture70570.jpg)
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Post by: Richard Earl on October 08, 2007, 09:32:36 AM
A couple of recent purchases...

(http://www.simondeehypnosis.com/pictures/picture70586.jpg)

(http://www.simondeehypnosis.com/pictures/picture70570.jpg)
I  love Blue Train Gant. I bet is sounds great on vinyl man. I have not heard that Art Blackey record.
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Post by: Richard Earl on October 18, 2007, 09:43:39 PM
John Prine - 1st album (One of my favorite songwriters)
Ron Carter - Parade 9(The most amazing bass player that I have heard. Checkout his resume.)
Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser
Earl Klugh - Solo Guitar
Waylon Jennings - Honkeytonk Heroes( This is a must for country music lovers. Billy Joe Shaver wrote most of the songs and it is in my top ten country albums of all time)
Charlie Mingus - Blues & Roots( I cannot wait to hear this album)
Triumph - Never Surrender
Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
Tower Of Power - self titled
Marshall Tucker Band - Where We All Belong
Rush - 1st album( This was before Neil Peart joined the band. This record rocks hard man. You can hear Geddy Lee's Led Zeppelin influence big time in his vocals.)
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Post by: Gant on October 19, 2007, 11:37:34 PM
Both those albums sound awesome on vinyl Richard... O0

You can't beat vinyl for jazz..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on October 22, 2007, 02:09:51 PM
Both those albums sound awesome on vinyl Richard... O0

You can't beat vinyl for jazz..
Jazz does sound great on vinyl Gant. You have good taste man.
I picked up a super clean copy of Bob James- Touchdown.  I listened to it over the weekend and to hear the song Angela(Theme song from Taxi) in its entirety was very cool. That song is one long jam session.
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Post by: Gant on October 23, 2007, 12:42:11 PM
Thanks Richard.... You've got some great stuff there too.. That Mingus album sounds cool.. I'll have to try and track that one down for meself.
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Post by: Richard Earl on November 26, 2007, 07:06:57 AM
Trick Or Treat soundtrack- Fastway
Ratt- 6 song EP from 1983
Planet P Project- Pink World
Prince- 1999
Wes Montgomery - Road Song
Bodacious D.F. - self titled
Dokken - Back For The Attack
Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
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Post by: Hemlock on November 26, 2007, 02:21:34 PM
Hey Richard, thanks for the PM, just out of interest my last piece of vinyl was this from a couple of months back.

(http://www.kipaddotta.com/images/frank-sinatra5.jpg)

A sweet sweet piece from the great Sinatra.



Only just noticed this one.Really good pick Mary.I got it as a cd and it may have different sounds than an original vinyl but that is definitely one of Sinatra`s greatests...and I just put it on my cd-player  ;)
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Post by: Richard Earl on January 20, 2008, 01:02:06 AM
Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young - Deja Vu
Poco- Pick Up The Pieces
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Post by: Fhil on January 20, 2008, 11:50:27 AM
Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young - Deja Vu
I loooooooooooove that album.
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Post by: Richard Earl on January 20, 2008, 08:52:38 PM
I found a near mint copy of the Deja Vu album. I love it as well Phil.
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Post by: Fhil on January 20, 2008, 09:07:39 PM
I found a near mint copy of the Deja Vu album. I love it as well Phil.
I've got it on vinyl and on CD.
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Post by: Richard Earl on January 21, 2008, 02:37:58 PM
Robert Plant - The Principle Of Moments
Bob James - Hands Down
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Post by: Richard Earl on February 06, 2008, 11:43:56 PM
The Jonah Jones Quartet -  On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Green On Red - Gas Food Lodging
Bob James - Ivory Coast
Harrison/Blanchard - Black Pearl
Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk
Calico- Self titled 70's rock band. I am curious how they sound.
U2 - Rattle And Hum
Yes - The Yes Album
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Post by: Alcatraz on February 08, 2008, 03:35:56 PM
You pretty much dominate this thread  ;D
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Post by: Richard Earl on February 09, 2008, 12:20:00 AM
You pretty much dominate this thread  ;D

I hope that I do not come across that way Alcatraz.  I love the sound and warmth of the recorded song on vinyl. I just want to come across other record listeners on this great message board and share what we pick up. I do seem to buy quite a few records though. :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 09, 2008, 02:46:46 AM
I do seem to buy quite a few records though. :)

Don't stop buying them Richard.

I enjoy this thread, just like The Last Western You Watched Thread that the PhantomStranger started and posts fairly exclusively in, these threads mention albums and films I have but haven't played in ages, so I get them out and watch or listen to them and enjoy once again.

Thanks Richard. O0

I see that you bought Rattle and Hum last week. Have you seen the film? I never have but I am curious if it is any good?

I like the album and since you mentioned it, I dragged it out and have put it on tonight. 8)
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Post by: Gant on February 09, 2008, 08:19:23 AM
I'm sure that another artist/band that sounds far superior on vinyl over cd is The Beatles.. I've always been dissapointed with Beatle cd releases, they sound weak and too light... I've got a coupla original vinyl releases and the sound is awesome..Chunky and full.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on February 11, 2008, 11:22:02 PM
I have not seen the film to Rattle And Hum Kid. I would like to though. They are an amazing band.

I love listening to The Beatles on vinyl Gant. They do sound better then cd's. I only have a few Beatle albums since they are so darn pricey in good condition. I will continue to look and buy.
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Post by: Alcatraz on February 13, 2008, 09:10:42 AM
Jazz sounds the BEST on vinyl. Can't touch it.
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Post by: Richard Earl on February 13, 2008, 03:14:28 PM
The Smithereens - Especially For You( Has Behind The Wall Of Sleep which is my favorite song of theirs)
Eddie Money - No Control (Think I'm In Love & Shakin are on this one)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on February 27, 2008, 08:57:34 PM
Jazz sounds the BEST on vinyl. Can't touch it.

I hear that man. Jazz sounds Heavenly on vinyl. I did not get any jazz today but I bought four great classic rock albums.
U2 - War ( New Years Day is a haunting song that still gets to me)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak ( The Cowboy Song rocks and the late Phil Lynott is one of the most underated frontmen ever)
Tha Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach (Blue Sky is my all time favorite feel good song. Melissa is another tune that brings me warmth.)
Journey - Captured (Fantastic live album when Greg Rollie was on the keys and splitting the vocals with Steve Perry)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Alcatraz on February 29, 2008, 04:30:25 PM
New Years day on vinyl? Hmmm, now theres something. Personally I like Red Light better.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on March 05, 2008, 08:02:29 PM
Ron Carter Quartet - Piccolo
Herbie Hancock -  Magic Windows
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Post by: Richard Earl on March 15, 2008, 11:19:07 PM
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
ZZ Top - Deguello
ZZ Top - First Album
The Police - Ghost In The Machine
The Police - Synchronicity
Beethoven - Symphony no. 6 in F major,  Op. 68 (Pastoral) done by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Conductor Herbert von Karajan
AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (In factory seal)
Yngwie Malmsteem - Trilogy
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
REO Speedwagon - hi infidelity
Neil Young  - Harvest
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Post by: Richard Earl on March 27, 2008, 08:20:46 PM
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run   It is in near mint condition. I have not had a chance to listen to it though.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 27, 2008, 10:39:45 PM
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run   It is in near mint condition. I have not had a chance to listen to it though.

What are you waiting for RE! Drop the needle, pump up the volume and Rock on!!  :D
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Post by: Richard Earl on March 27, 2008, 10:56:20 PM
What are you waiting for RE! Drop the needle, pump up the volume and Rock on!!  :D

I would Kid but my wife is asleep in the bedroom. My stereo is in there. I do not think she would be to happy if I did that right now. ;D
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Post by: Richard Earl on March 30, 2008, 09:01:21 PM
I listened to the Born To Run album earlier this evening. I read the lyrics beforehand and was amazed by Bruce's ability to vision these songs. I could see these people in my head by reading these lyrics. I listened to the album and was impressed. My favorite songs would be Backstreets, Born To Run, Meeting Across The River and Jungleland which is the tune that I enjoyed the most.
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 07, 2008, 02:31:54 PM
John Coltrane - John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio
Heart - Dog & Butterfly
Heart - Bad Animals
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 14, 2008, 07:53:20 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
Met At Work - Business As Usual
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 27, 2008, 09:38:20 PM
I listened to Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis - Joe's Blues. This is one incredible jazz lp. It was recorded in the mid 1960's. I highly recommend this one.
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 01, 2008, 06:19:44 PM
Howlin' Wolf - Evil
Julie London - Julie
The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe
Townes Van Zandt - Delta Momma Blues
Bonnie Baker - Oh Johnny!
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 12, 2008, 06:40:07 PM
The Sword - Gods Of This Earth
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (180 Gram vinyl)
I listened to this album today. It was recorded back in 1959. The lineup is John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums. This was the lineup for most of the album. The beautiful ballad "Naima" which is the only ballad on the record has Wynton Kelly on piano and Jimmy Cobb on drums. John pushes his limits and creativity on Giant Steps. He gets real busy and plays solos with many notes for each chord all through the album. Paul Chambers going crazy on the upright bass blends nicely with John and Tommy. It is a fast and upbeat jazz album that was ahead of it's time.
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 15, 2008, 07:08:00 PM
The Oscar Peterson Trio - Live In Chicago(1961)
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 22, 2008, 04:37:30 PM
King Diamond - Them (180 Gram vinyl)
Death - Symbolic (180 Gram vinyl) This is one of the greatest metal albums from the 90's
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Post by: Fhil on May 22, 2008, 05:33:24 PM
Death - Symbolic (180 Gram vinyl) This is one of the greatest metal albums from the 90's
That is my favorite album of all time.  I'm wearing the shirt right now haha.
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 22, 2008, 06:46:46 PM
That is my favorite album of all time.  I'm wearing the shirt right now haha.

I had not heard the record in years until tonight. I heard it back in 1995 and was blown away. I love this record. The songs had some of the greatest progressions and time changes that blended well together and still hold to this day.  I think that Death - Symbolic should be in every Heavy Metal fan's collection. The founder of Death was the great Chuck Schuldiner was passed on back in 2001. He was a pioneer for extreme metal.

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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on May 25, 2008, 09:49:14 AM

Counting Crows - Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 29, 2008, 08:56:48 PM
Bryan Adams - Reckless
Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
Clint Black - Killin' Time
George Benson - while the city sleeps...
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Dio - Sacred Heart
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on May 30, 2008, 06:56:10 AM
Bryan Adams - Reckless
Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
Clint Black - Killin' Time
George Benson - while the city sleeps...
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Dio - Sacred Heart

Great list of music there, my friend!
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Post by: Dirty Marry on May 30, 2008, 03:48:52 PM
Alanis Morissette Jagged little pill acoustic and 4 singles ;)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on June 09, 2008, 03:23:21 AM
Pink Floyd

The Dark Side Of The Moon

30th Anniversry Edition Vinyl

(http://mnmedia.musicnation.com/Blog/2008/080124/pinkfloyd-album-dark_side_of_the_moon1.jpg)

I have to admit I've never listened to this album but a pal bought it for me and insisted I give it a try from beginning to end.. So here goes..  :)
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Post by: peppermint819 on June 09, 2008, 07:53:57 AM
chingon mexican spaghetti western robert rodriguez's band
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on June 09, 2008, 10:51:13 AM
Pink Floyd

The Dark Side Of The Moon

30th Anniversry Edition Vinyl

(http://mnmedia.musicnation.com/Blog/2008/080124/pinkfloyd-album-dark_side_of_the_moon1.jpg)

I have to admit I've never listened to this album but a pal bought it for me and insisted I give it a try from beginning to end.. So here goes..  :)

What did you think of the album Gant?
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on June 10, 2008, 12:43:53 AM
Havn't listened to it yet Richard.. Am saving it for a special night..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Dirty Marry on June 17, 2008, 02:50:51 PM
Alanis Morissette- Flavors of entanglement ;)  O0
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on August 11, 2008, 09:02:45 PM
I have not had a chance to buy anything recently due to such things as gas prices and such but I have a big stack at work ready for me when I can afford them. >:(
I have had a chance to listen to some records that I have bought in the past and give them a shot.  One of them is The Sword - Gods Of This Earth. This is the new album by the Austin band that has an old school metal sound. I love this band.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Fhil on August 16, 2008, 09:50:20 AM
"Live At Jerusalem" by Om.  It is a limited edition, vinyl only record.  I purchased number 1,053 of the 3,100 copies it was limited to.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on August 21, 2008, 05:48:58 PM
I was able to get some of the pieces out of that pile today.
Talty Road
Robert Cray - Strong Persuader
Edie Brickell &  New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands At the Stars
Wild Man Fischer -  An Evening With Wild Man Fischer
Wild Man Fischer - Wildmania
The Marshall Tucker Band - 1st album
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Live Alive
The Church - Starfish (Under the Milky Way is one great 80's song)
John Coltrane - Coltrane
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Automatic
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on January 22, 2009, 08:48:25 PM
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Herb Ellis/Joe Pass - Two For the Road
Oscar Peterson/Joe Pass - A Salle Pleyel
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Dirty Marry on April 01, 2009, 07:27:27 AM
Blaze Bayley- The Man who would not die  O0
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on April 01, 2009, 09:15:11 AM
Anthony Newley album from the late 60's

Newley Recorded..

(http://eil.com/images/gallery_50x50/455046.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on April 01, 2009, 09:46:15 PM
Count Basie - April In Paris
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Fhil on April 02, 2009, 11:32:19 AM
"Domkirke - Live At Bergen Cathedral" by Sunn O))), gatefold 2LP, red vinyl, limited to 600 copies. and the 10" "Turk Street" ep by Kowloon Walled City.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: JMG on April 02, 2009, 12:28:19 PM
Count Basie - April In Paris

Count Basie, one of the greats. April in Paris is an excellent recording.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on April 02, 2009, 09:14:47 PM
Count Basie, one of the greats. April in Paris is an excellent recording.

I agree JMG. The copy that I have is a Japanese import on virgin vinyl. It sounds great.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: JMG on April 02, 2009, 11:35:11 PM
I agree JMG. The copy that I have is a Japanese import on virgin vinyl. It sounds great.

My copy is the CD on the Verve Records Clef Series label issued 1997 in a red tri-fold cardboard container. April in Paris was originally released in 1956, love that lush big band sound.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on July 08, 2009, 11:03:28 AM
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Rush - Fly By Night
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Lionel Hampton - Soft Vibes/Soaring Strings
Ahmad Jamal's - AlHambra
Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Jazz Concert at Carnegie Hall
Wynton Marsalis - Hot House Flowers
Milt Jackson - Olinga
Pat Metheny Group - First Circle
Sade - Promise
Sade - Diamond Life
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
White Lion - Pride
Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads - Tribute
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on July 08, 2009, 12:40:05 PM
I sat next to Sade in a pub once.. great lookin gal.. superb singer....
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on July 08, 2009, 07:24:37 PM
I sat next to Sade in a pub once.. great lookin gal.. superb singer....

I agree Gant. I love her voice.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on September 16, 2009, 05:41:14 AM
Ray Brown #3 (Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Sam Most)
Steve Smith - Vital Information
Ahmad Jamal - at the Blackhawk
Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Andre Previn



Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on October 15, 2009, 08:51:16 PM
The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request ( Cool psychedelic album)
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Willie Nelson - To Lefty From Willie ( My favorite Willie album. He does Lefty Frizzell songs on this one)
The Ray Brown All Stars - Don't Forget The Blues
The Ray Brown Trio - Soular Energy (Ray Brown is one of the greatest jazz bass players ever)
The Duke Ellington Small Bands - The Intimacy Of The Blues
CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl - Live Two
CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl - Live Three
These CTI albums have the most awesome lineups! Imagine Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington Jr, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws and Milt Jackson amongst others on stage at the same time! I cannot wait to listen to these records.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on October 20, 2009, 11:08:04 PM
Some great records there Richard....

I just picked this up

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_zAAqPNFNRh0/SAQm7Zz1hTI/AAAAAAAABsU/zzkeQrdsAso/s400/Sidewinder.jpg)

An all time fave record of mine.. needed a new copy.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on October 21, 2009, 06:35:00 PM
Some great records there Richard....

I just picked this up

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_zAAqPNFNRh0/SAQm7Zz1hTI/AAAAAAAABsU/zzkeQrdsAso/s400/Sidewinder.jpg)

An all time fave record of mine.. needed a new copy.

I have not heard that one before Gant. I will be on the lookout for it. I LOVE the sound of jazz on those old Blue Note records. Amazing fidelity.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on October 22, 2009, 01:19:55 AM
The Sidewinder is a must Richard...
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on November 04, 2009, 05:51:07 AM
I kicked back last night and listened to some jazz lp's until 1:00am. Dave Brubeck's - Time Out blew me away. What an incredible album it is.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on November 04, 2009, 11:14:54 AM
Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is.

Strange, haunting song.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on November 10, 2009, 08:47:59 PM
Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on November 24, 2009, 12:51:25 AM
Tina Brooks   True Blue


(http://www.jazz.com/assets/2008/5/13/albumcoverTinaBrooks-TrueBlue.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on February 01, 2010, 10:44:28 PM
I am on vacation this week and tomorrow, myself and a friend of mine are going to travel the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and do some record shopping. I am looking forward to this.  :)




Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on February 02, 2010, 09:42:22 PM
I am on vacation this week and tomorrow, myself and a friend of mine are going to travel the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and do some record shopping. I am looking forward to this.  :)





I had a great time hanging with my buddy Steve today. We visited four stores and I picked up five albums a cd and a t-shirt.
LP
1. The Outlaws -1st album
2. David Chastain
3. Tony Macalpine- Maximum Security
4. The Modern Jazz Quartet- Live in Europe (1960)
5. The Church -  Sometime Anywhere

CD
King Diamond - The Spider's Lullabye

T-Shirt
Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on February 04, 2010, 03:57:22 PM
Milt Jackson - Ain't But a Few of Us Left
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle
Duke Ellington - Ellington Showcase
Joe Williams - "at Newport 63"
Ben Webster - Ballads
Erroll Garner - Contrasts
Herbie Hancock -  Lite Me Up
Herbie Hancock - Sound System

Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on April 30, 2010, 12:50:43 AM
FINALLY.....Managed to track down a copy of James Brown's late sixties cut "World pt 1" on 45 vinyl....

and it sounds amazing..... Not available on any compilations for some reason. A superb track.

(http://www.sonicey.com/images/james_brown.jpg)

One of the most influential artists of all time.... I still find it hard to believe he's no longer with us.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: TWOMULES on November 18, 2010, 04:52:59 PM
ELVIS SINGS THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS.  (German release)

(http://www.vargen.de/el3.jpg)

http://www.vargen.de/skiv8.htm
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 18, 2010, 04:59:17 PM
That looks great 2M.   Wish I still had a record player.    Maybe I could ask Santa for one but I don't hold out much hope. 

We do have quite a few albums that I would love to hear again.  :'(
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: TWOMULES on November 19, 2010, 06:33:16 AM
That looks great 2M.   Wish I still had a record player.    Maybe I could ask Santa for one but I don't hold out much hope. 

Lin, turntables are now pretty cheap to buy, it would be a shame if your albums never got played again! :(
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 19, 2010, 08:12:30 AM
Lin, turntables are now pretty cheap to buy, it would be a shame if your albums never got played again! :(

Yes I guess I should look into it.  I don't have a CD player or any sort of disc player.  We use the PC and the TV for CD's. :o
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jaffe on November 19, 2010, 09:20:06 AM
It's been a while, but I believe the last album I've bought is Stones' Exile on Main St. And not too long ago I bought the soundtrack of Bullitt. Very, very cool!  8)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 19, 2010, 09:31:54 AM
It's been a while, but I believe the last album I've bought is Stones' Exile on Main St.

Hey Jaffe good to see you on the board.     
That is one of my favourite Stones' Albums.            The other one that I still have is Aftermath.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Ij0JBPRdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)    (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oQM%2BkXMHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Sylvie on November 19, 2010, 09:35:27 AM
 Last record I bought, 2 years ago : the original track of "Honkytonk Man"  ;)

And one of my daughters gave me a nice present : a square frame, perfect for a Lp to be put inside : I've got about 250 Lp, and I must admit that "in the past" when you bought a record, it was a real pleasure, the covers were amazing sometimes, some "pieces of art" ! So with this frame on the living room wall, I can change the record whenever I want : this week it is the original soundtrack of " 2001, a Space Odyssey" , last week it was  "Even in The Quietest Moments" Supertramp, the piano in the snow picture ...
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: TWOMULES on November 19, 2010, 10:31:53 AM
Yes I guess I should look into it.  I don't have a CD player or any sort of disc player.  We use the PC and the TV for CD's. :o

My turntable actually connects to my PC via the audio cables. :)

There is nothing wrong with using the PC and TV for cd's. :)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: TWOMULES on November 19, 2010, 10:42:07 AM
Last record I bought, 2 years ago : the original track of "Honkytonk Man"  ;)

And one of my daughters gave me a nice present : a square frame, perfect for a Lp to be put inside : I've got about 250 Lp, and I must admit that "in the past" when you bought a record, it was a real pleasure, the covers were amazing sometimes, some "pieces of art" ! So with this frame on the living room wall, I can change the record whenever I want : this week it is the original soundtrack of " 2001, a Space Odyssey" , last week it was  "Even in The Quietest Moments" Supertramp, the piano in the snow picture ...

Sylvie, The LP frame sounds wonderful. O0

I love vinyl records and I also have the Honkytonk Man soundtrack LP.

I am thinking about taking the Honkytonk Man soundtrack LP with me the next time I see Kyle Eastwood in concert. Maybe Kyle will sign it.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Christopher on November 19, 2010, 02:21:21 PM
I am thinking about taking the Honkytonk Man soundtrack LP with me the next time I see Kyle Eastwood in concert. Maybe Kyle will sign it.
That would be cool if you got the chance to ask him to sign it. O0
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 19, 2010, 02:23:57 PM
Isn't Higgy's avatar the album cover with it signed by Kyle?
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: TWOMULES on November 19, 2010, 05:34:58 PM
That would be cool if you got the chance to ask him to sign it. O0

Thanks Christopher. :)

I already have his autograph on a cd and a Concert Programme. I suppose it will be something different getting the Honkytonk Man soundtrack LP signed. :)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: TWOMULES on November 19, 2010, 05:39:56 PM
Isn't Higgy's avatar the album cover with it signed by Kyle?

SK, I think so but minds a different cover. :)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Christopher on November 19, 2010, 06:08:13 PM
I already have his autograph on a cd and a Concert Programme.
That's cool. If I ever bumped into him, I'd hope to have my DVD of Honkytonk Man ready. ;) :D

I'm pretty sure the above was my first post in this thread. I don't personally own any records. My dad has some. We had a jukebox some years back actually! That was a lot of fun. We had a lot of old records and would keep quarters sitting on it so we could just drop one to play something whenever we wanted.

(http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/prisoner/pics/fo258.jpg)
This still is from the TV show The Prisoner, but that was sort of what our jukebox looked like.

How strange I remembered the credits had an image of one but I've never watched the show! :D
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: TWOMULES on November 19, 2010, 06:14:01 PM
Christopher, that's pretty cool. I would love an old Jukebox like that! O0

When I first looked at the picture I thought it was the Bat cave! :o
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on November 20, 2010, 01:47:44 AM
Muddy Waters

The Anthology 1947-!972

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre900/e910/e910240vfdo.jpg)
Choc full of classic tracks..  Some of the greatest music of the 20th century.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 20, 2010, 04:15:03 AM
Muddy Waters

The Anthology 1947-!972

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre900/e910/e910240vfdo.jpg)
Choc full of classic tracks..  Some of the greatest music of the 20th century.

That is an album I would love to own.  :)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jaffe on November 21, 2010, 02:00:54 AM
Hey Jaffe good to see you on the board.     
That is one of my favourite Stones' Albums.            The other one that I still have is Aftermath.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Ij0JBPRdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)   

Exile is such a laidback album, I love it! :)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on July 22, 2011, 04:31:22 PM
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
Ensiferum- From Afar
The Cars- Move Like This
Fleet Foxes-  Helplessness Blues
Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream


I have bought many more since posting here last time. I need to look at my albums and get them up here.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on December 30, 2011, 09:15:25 AM
I received three albums for Christmas. I love vinyl!
High On Fire- Snakes For The Divine
Amy Winehouse- Lioness:Hidden Treasures
Hank Williams 3rd- Ghost To a Ghost
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on December 30, 2011, 01:27:34 PM
Vinyl rules mate. I always look for it with every new release. Superior in every way.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on December 30, 2011, 05:02:38 PM
I could not agree more Gant! I love having someone come over and play some jazz for them on vinyl. They change their mind real quick.  I refuse to have an MP3 or IPOD. I am just old school I guess.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on December 31, 2011, 05:16:58 AM
I must admit I do own and use an i-pod.. Invaluable for travelling.. But nothing beats the experience of coming home, pouring myself a generous scotch, pulling a record down from the shelf, examining the cover art and sitting back listening to some cool/hot jazz.
 It's thrilling to see the re-emegence of vinyl.. and your right. Theres no better way to introduce someone to Jazz..

A band I work for has just been told that their most recent recordings will be released on vinyl which is a real thrill..
I bet Clints got a fantastic collection.. all original Blue Note releases dya reckon ?  :)

Had a session recently introducing Gant Jr to the pleasures of putting on a record.. a skill I've neglected to pass on..
He'll get it tho..... ;D
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on January 31, 2012, 01:37:03 AM
Betty Davis.... THIS IS IT !

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-08hz1WH-3BYpXRcimqtTQHWxSvY8ycDxkPOJN1h7cdmoB-Wm)

This simply had to be bought on vinyl....

Leopard skin and motorbike.. not an easy look to pull off...  ;)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Doug on January 31, 2012, 08:06:53 AM
Never heard of her...  She's pretty darn funky.  She was married to Miles Davis and friends with Jimi Hendrix and actually introduced the two of them, who had talked about collaborating...  Wow, that would have been something, if only....

Anyhow, thanks for recommending her.  She's worth giving a listen to.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on February 02, 2012, 08:15:45 AM
Heres another female singer/somgwriter I've recently been listening to..went vinyl on this one too..

Laura Nyro

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9eXZzbhxmfkaMe2GoxB2U6fWkNN3O8f--oDwg8ihc6pvfXc_mJA)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 19, 2012, 11:38:13 PM
I might be the only one here who still buys records. ;D
I think that a good clean album sounds much better then a CD. If you have a turntable and a cd player try this out. Get a CD and a good condition record of the same recording and compare the two. You might be surprised. I just bought some records to add to my collection.
Pink Floyd- A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Pink Floyd- Meddle(greatness)
Genesis- Abacab(Japanese import on virgin vinyl)
Def Leppard- Pyromania

Fab topic.

Many years ago today
I bought a vinyl to play
Plastic Letters/Fan Mail
by Blondie/Debbie Harry
Amazing

After hearing the song on the radio I was so completely amazed that I had to buy the record to play it at my pleasure. The fascinating thing was the way that the instrument sound and Blondie's voice blended perfectly so that the initial instrument sound turned into Blondie's voice.

I played it about a dozen times straight, repeating the same song. After the dozen plays I realized that the overall sound had changed slightly but noticeably. An audiophile friend had told me about how the vinyl wears slightly with each play, even on high end players (not exactly my lo-bucks rig!) and audiophiles can detect the difference. And there I was experiencing the phenomena.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 21, 2012, 11:01:08 PM
In all the excitement I lost count of what was exactly the wording of your Thread. My exact answer is: the best my old man memory can come up with is either the Blondie vinyl mentioned afore, or, another vinyl bought in my last spate of vinyl buying before switching to cd. My last vinyl bought NEW  was either Plastic Letters by Blondie, or, Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield. The aforementioned recognition of record deterioration with each play stampeded me into wisely stewarding my meager bucks into buying the more durable cd media.

Last NEW vinyl bought ...probably Plastic Letters by Blondie. Probably about 1986.

Last PREVIOUSLY LISTENED vinyl bought ...a blast from the past  Moving by Peter Paul and Mary circa 1963, Vibraphonic High fidelity, Monophonic. Beautiful album cover photo of Peter and Paul as young and handsome as I was way back when I was young and handsome, and Mary in her youthful bloom of loveliness. Bought at a retail store specializing in previously utilized items.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on February 03, 2017, 03:03:43 AM
I was sure we had a thread on what new music we were buying and listening to but I cant find it.. If anyone can I'm happy to merge..

We all buy our music in so many different ways now.. Lp's, cd's downloads, wax cylinder.. etc

I use all but still prefer vinyl.. why ? Cos it sounds better thats why..

Recently re-aquired this amazing album by one of my favourite artists Nina Simone..
I had this record years ago untill an ex girlfriend decided to leave with it (along with some other gems)

So its great to have it back

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTbIGBF1sVuCfYwww29HTKx2IqLZUbFnk8N4vBlFDWr3eSYCXO1)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 04, 2017, 05:36:18 PM
I've always enjoyed vinyl over CD as I've said in this thread years ago. I got quite a shock when I walked into JB HIFI (A store which sells, DVD's, CD's, computers, electronics etc) a few weeks back and saw a section with vinyl records. It wasn't a huge section but more than any I'd seen in years. They were more expensive than CD's though. :(
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on February 05, 2017, 01:37:46 AM
but worth it :)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on February 05, 2017, 01:41:04 AM
I've recently been buying quite a lot of 45's.. Now they can sound amazing.. unbelivable clarity and depth of sound..

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSNiMtMEuEECGN3hzxMU8JF1vd8cfVKV30OhO4zwAvBeUoy_qf6kA)

This is my latest.. Dr John's  "Right Place, Wrong Time"

It hasnt left the decks since it arrived.. and absolutely blows my cd version outta the water..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on February 14, 2017, 03:21:33 AM
Art Blakey

THERMO

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSVSLaIdNIo7WzFpRYEinfdbMaysPjjn4jlAlyr4sjjngIfXR8y1Q)

I bought this album for one track.. Ping Pong but the whole album is awesome.. Blakey is definitely one of my fave Jazz drummers of all time.
I was lucky enough to see him twice. Once in NY (Sweet Basil) and once in London at Ronnie Scotts.. Powerhouse performer..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on February 25, 2017, 04:13:39 AM
Bobby Womacks 1969 album Fly Me To The Moon

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS44jEsRGN7s79L5LVO0Gb-uVlppbHrCHXXea9eRXiTJHuRs263)

Great funky
 Lp..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 02, 2017, 05:28:06 AM
I've been considering purchasing a turntable for a little over a year now.  Not sure I want to go backwards, but it probably would be fun.  I've gone through my share of vinyl, cassettes and cds over the years...ahem, decades.  I own all of 4 cds now and enjoy hearing a lot of what I used to own via Spotify.  Next step is to get Sirius for my car and home, depending on cost.  If I decide on a turntable, I'll be on the lookout for favorite classic rock albums but also classical music. 
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 02, 2017, 05:36:19 AM
Those that know me well enough here know what vinyl purchases I'd make first, but these 3 classics come to mind as well. 

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Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on May 02, 2017, 01:07:08 PM
I'm playing more records than ever Jed.. They just sound so much better and that's the main reason..
I've been buying lots of 45's recently too..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 02, 2017, 01:17:55 PM
That's great, man!  If I do, it'll be for nostalgic reasons and nothing wrong with that.  Will be interesting to hear the sound but I still prefer CDs and now Spotify.  A major convenience is not having to turn the record over.  Still, I'll keep on the lookout.   45s sure do bring back a lot of memories, too. 


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Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on May 03, 2017, 02:05:09 AM
The turning point for me was listening to the Beatles on cd and realising how incredibly weak and thin the sound was.. I dug out the old albums and they were so superior. I've pretty much dumped all my cd's tho I still download more recent music that has been recorded digitally..

Chuck Berry on 45 sounds incredible too..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on May 06, 2017, 01:12:14 AM
Just picked this up on 45.. Latter Bobby Darin track. Long Low Rider.  Excellent !

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Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Christopher on May 06, 2017, 05:04:46 PM
Those that know me well enough here know what vinyl purchases I'd make first, but these 3 classics come to mind as well. 

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What's the middle one?

I've probably mentioned before about liking Cosmo's Factory somewhere on the board. I know I've mentioned liking Creedence Clearwater Revival, and of course last year I saw John Fogerty in concert and posted about it. My dad had the cassette of it and would play "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" for me.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on May 21, 2017, 07:22:19 PM
What's the middle one?

I've probably mentioned before about liking Cosmo's Factory somewhere on the board. I know I've mentioned liking Creedence Clearwater Revival, and of course last year I saw John Fogerty in concert and posted about it. My dad had the cassette of it and would play "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" for me.

The middle album is Led Zeppelin 4. Great album! There is this one song on the album called Stairway to Heaven that I alsolutely love.  :)
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 22, 2017, 07:09:52 AM
Thanks, Richard and sorry about that, Christopher.  I incorrectly assumed everyone knew that album cover.  Led Zeppelin IV, aka "Runes" is fantastic, as is Abbey Road and Cosmo's Factory.

I still prefer Spotify and CDs over vinyl but it's great revisiting the format, which I did this past weekend to great delight.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Doug on May 22, 2017, 02:33:05 PM
What's the middle one?

In the Led Zeppelin appreciation thread I wrote about that album:

Led Zeppelin’s fourth album was released November 8, 1971.

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Quite simply it is their masterpiece.  It’s the album which features “Stairway to Heaven,” the one song most every one can name of Led Zeppelin’s, and the song which consistently tops classic rock station’s “number one song of all-time” lists.  Although that honor has grown less frequent in recent years simply because the song has been played so many times on rock stations that, well, people have grown tired of it.  Nonetheless, the song is quite an achievement, everything aside, and how I wish I could take away a few hundred playings of that song so that I could once again appreciate all its grandeur and beauty.  And unless someone really, really wants to hear the song because they don’t know it, I won’t even bother posting a link to it.  Overall, it’s hard to comprehend how one band over the course of writing and recording one album could have come up with so many incredible songs.  It’s easy to become blase about the song list if you’re like me and you’ve heard these songs hundreds of times flipping the LP over and over again as a teenager and then over the years having heard the songs countless other times on the radio, but even so, if I’m in the car and catch on the radio “Black Dog,” or “Rock and Roll” or “When the Levee Breaks,” or any of the magical songs on this album, I'm cranking up the volume and for those few minutes I'm transported to a whole other world.

Not only is the music on this album incredible, but it’s the whole mystique of the album that captures you and transports you.  First of all, there’s no mention of Led Zeppelin on the album cover -- what you get instead is simple artwork that is both dark and enigmatic.  You open up the original album cover and there is an ominous depiction of The Hermit, from the Tarot deck.  Those diehard, impressible teens buying the album have now been presented with mysteries to solve and images to take on as their own.  The listener is being welcomed into a whole other realm of existence.  And then there are the symbols that represent the title of the album, symbols that were inspired by the occult, whose meanings are open for all kinds of interpretation and speculation.  Even the title of the album is a mystery.  It's been called by many titles, including “Led Zeppelin IV” (the most sensible title), “Zoso” (based on the symbol for Jimmy Page), “Untitled,” “Four Symbols,”  and “Runes,” to name the most common.  Its proper title, of course, is  the esoteric symbols that are impossible to duplicate on any keyboard, representing all four members of the band.  However, Led Zeppelin IV will do. 

The album followed the disappointing (to many) album Led Zeppelin III, and has gone on to sell 22-plus million copies worldwide, making it one of the top selling albums of all-time.  Despite all of the overplay this album has received on the radio, I still love, and get thrilled by, the songs on this album.  No, it’s not my “favorite” album of Led Zeppelin, but it’s the one that still continues to amaze me more than any other.  It’s the standard by which all hard rock/heavy metal must be judged, and I don’t ever see it being topped -- the bar is just too high. 

Pictures:

The complete album cover when opened up:

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The inside album cover (sorry, this is the only picture I could find on the internet and what is impossible to see in this picture is the man bowing down at the foot of the mountain before "The Hermit"):

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The “four symbols” (each representing a member of the band, in this order: Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Robert Plant):

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The song list:

1. Black Dog
2. Rock And Roll
3. The Battle Of Evermore
4. Stairway To Heaven
5. Misty Mountain Hop
6. Four Sticks
7. Going To California
8. When The Levee Breaks
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Christopher on May 24, 2017, 03:48:35 PM
Thanks, I'm familiar with Led Zeppelin and several songs from that album, but didn't recognize the cover. I would recognize some of their album covers, specifically some of the ones I remember seeing CDs of in stores (like Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti). The only Zeppelin CDs I've ever owned were the "Best of" CDs for the "Early Days" and "Latter Days."
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on June 01, 2017, 10:07:25 AM
For all you Jazz lovers (Clint.. you out there..?)

i wished on the moon by Allison Neale

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Beautifully played and recorded album very much in the west coast mould.. Ive only just discovered her, hope I get to see her play live soon..

Def recommended..

Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on June 20, 2017, 11:28:07 PM
Tony Bennett singing a song from the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang..with the merest hint of Jazz..

Hushabye Mountain

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Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Richard Earl on June 25, 2017, 06:41:13 PM
In the Led Zeppelin appreciation thread I wrote about that album:

I have always thought that Battle of Evermore is a masterpiece.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on December 03, 2017, 06:05:02 AM
The Best of the Everly Brothers..

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Picked this up cheap ina charity shop. Mint condition too..

Listening to it it strikes me that the Everly's were quite as considerable an influence on The Beatles as Buddy Holly was..
Title: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 08, 2017, 06:44:50 AM
Since purchasing a turntable last May, my vinyl collection has been growing.  For the most part, I’ve been selecting classic 60’s & 70’s rock music.  It’s great experiencing vinyl again.  Opening that first album, placing it on the turntable and needle to vinyl sure brought me back in time. 

For me, the sound isn’t obviously above and beyond an improvement over any other source I’ve experienced in the past.  It’s certainly no better than cd. 

With technology being the way it is, I think it’s great being able to access music from various sources, be it compact disc, digitally, on vinyl and/or radio. 

Out of what I’ve collected since beginning, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album is a favorite.  It’s the second record I purchased since returning to the vinyl bandwagon and now an all time favorite.


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Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on December 09, 2017, 08:36:16 AM
Hi Jed.. I'm surprised you don't hear much difference in sound quality between vinyl and cd/download..

I think theres quite a big difference, especially with older music not recorded digitally.. A lot of detail and quality is lost when music is compressed, as it has to be to fit onto other formats. Only vinyl gives the true sound as was originally intended.. . On those other formats your just not getting the full picture.. I remember being very surprised and dissapointed  by  Beatles recordings on early cd releases. I'm sure they've improved now but are still inferior to a decent vinyl release..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on February 23, 2018, 05:51:06 AM
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Mr Groovy
Hugo Montenegro

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Been after this for ages... Mr Montenegro gives us coolio moog and funky synthesisers....
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on August 28, 2018, 03:26:11 AM
I'm not a particuarly big Elvis fan to be honest.. I'm sure he was an electric live performer but I personally find most of his records a bit too poppy and lightweight for my tastes..

However, he did make a few goodies.. I picked this up on 45 recently.. fantastic groove..

Let Yourself Go... I think it was from one of his movies..

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Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 20, 2018, 04:55:44 AM
^...record?

Glad to finally own this on vinyl again.  I played my brothers’ record repeatedly in my teenage years. 

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Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Matt on September 20, 2018, 08:49:02 AM
Oh this is for Vinyl... well in that case, it's been a very long time. I'll see if I can find "what was the last CD you bought" thread.

As for Wings Greatest, I probably still have that somewhere.
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on September 24, 2018, 01:15:04 AM
A virtually mint copy of Bo Diddley's You Can't Judge A Book by It's Cover

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Fantastic groove to the playing on this record..
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: Gant on January 05, 2019, 02:36:02 AM
First album of new music purchased in 2019..

Big Joanie
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Sistahs

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Great, Punky, London sound...

Only available on vinyl and download, no cd.. sign of the times ?
 
Title: Re: What was the last record you bought.
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 02, 2021, 05:29:36 PM
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Santy Claws brought me this on Vinyl!! I got the CD back in October for my birthday and this sounds even better on vinyl. Old school double album. Getting up to change the side. Love it.

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