Following a bout of heavy drinking maybe
just found it on Tidal as well. Streaming as AAC … strange. “low quality”
Okay I’ve fallen foul of posting an album a month and meant to post a St. Patrick’s Day album last year. So to make up for no posts since that intended one I’m posting 3 of the best Irish Live albums
IMHO they are all contenders for the best Live albums full stop. He would have been 70 this year, many think Live in Ireland was the definitive Live document but for me it’s Live in Europe.
This is Rory at his bluesy best, Messin’ with the Kid, Laundromat, pistol slapper blues, so many terrific tracks.
Anyone out there with a bit of Irish in them, any of the girls out there like a bit more Irish in them? Could only be Phillo.
Apparently heavily sorted back in the studio but you’d never know it if you ever saw Lizzy Live, this is as good a record as there could be.
And then there is the album of the tour that practically bankrupted Van.
The grump has rarely sounded better.
All on Tidal as per original specification. This St. Patrick’s weekend have a toast to some of the best live albums ever.
This is hopefully a Tidal link to all 3
Have a great weekend y’all.
Is he actively using this nickname himself? I like his music, but if so I’ll sue him anyway
By the way, have you ever heard me singing? (Would you want to? )
Great post you can get volumes 2 3 and 4 now…
Including a host of musician friends. Ronnie Lane received his MS diagnosis during the recording.
The lyrics are touching and funny in turn. Not the world’s greatest vocalists but the sincerity and honesty make up for that.
I always loved Ronnie Lanes music. One for the road Ronnie…RIP
Let’s have a little truth I thought. What is my most played album (apart from sleep music and compilations picked by Radio) ? Well, turns out it’s:
Not at all surprised. I love this album and used to listen to it once a month or so. Still haven’t tired of it. If you’ve never heard it, try it out. I doubt you’ll regret it.
Good lord, what the hell happened to Talk Talk? They grew the hell up. The Party is Over was one of my favorite albums as a youth, but I lost touch with the band after that, when I moved to rural Wisconsin. Spectacular stuff. Thanks!
I haven’t posted here for a while, so I’m going to cheat and post two favourites by the same band.
The second purchase I ever made of audio equipment (cassette player being the first of course) was a pair of headphones in about 1975 so I could listen to records in the lounge room while the rest of the family watched television. The canny salesman put on the first track from “Wangaratta Wahine” by the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band to demonstrate. It was “The Blues My Naughty Sweety Gives To Me” and it sped up ! It sounded great to my young ears and I’ve had a soft spot for the Conway brothers and jug band music in general ever since. “I’ll take the headphones and that record !” I shouted inappropriately loudly (headphones still on):
Much later, when I turned 50, my darling Andrea, having studied my proclivities, presented me with a record shaped gift. “Brave” I smiled. “I know you haven’t got it” she said. “But I found one”. I opened it and it was the rare first Captain Matchbox album “Smoke Dreams”. “Canary” demanded one of my oldest friends in a manner reminiscent of Withnail. “I insist you play Canary immediately”. So we did. Now you can hear it on Tidal:
Why do I like this stuff ? Well the players like it. They’re having great fun and it shines through. It doesn’t matter what sort of mood I’m in, the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band will always make me smile.
Edit: the streaming version of Smoke Dreams on Tidal is playing the tracks out of order as follows:
2, 5, 7, 9, 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 (correct !), 11 (correct !).
I’ve opened a ticket with Tidal Support.
My alltime favourite artist - David Sylvian (ex Japan). Sylvian has collaborated with Ruyichi Sakamoto, Holger Czukay, Robert Fripp, Derek Bailey, Burnt Friedman to name a few. I recommend also to listen to “Blemish” from 2003 but Sylvian’s finest is “Secrets Of The Beehive” from 1987.
Since I bought Secrets of the Beehive on CD back in, gosh, 1989 or 1990, I guess, It’s been a favourite. Something which gets wheeled out very regularly. A timeless album. It goes with the Talk Talk beauties or Dead Can Dance in terms of ambient wonderfullness (although I have only just discovered Talk Talk and DCD, rather late in the game it must be said )
I love the multidisc version of Layla, with the Jams with Duane Allman - those I can’t stop playing . I hope to goodness one day they’ll release the entire legendary session unedited. How cool would that be? With all the drug and drink infused commentaries, banter and bonhomie which must have gone on.
Sadly we may have to wait until the passing of the great man before we get to hear that treasure
The vinyl was my 21 birthday present!!
I had every other format I think
Now 24/96 deluxe
I still play it regularly