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  1. Would also be a good idea to add a photo of the back panel.
  2. Good to hear that. I have only really just discovered him (despite having that CD lying around for a long time). What you say probably doesn't surprise me, just based on the few videos I've looked at so far. Would certainly like to see him perform live.
  3. Old Man Luedecke - Tender Is The Night A 2012 CD by Canadian singer / songwriter Chris Luedecke. This one has been sitting in my 'to be played' pile for quite some time, only just got around to having a listen. Its quite an enjoyable collection of songs. Along with Chris Luedecke on vocals, banjo and guitar, there is Tim O'Brien on vocals, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki and guitars (I have one of his albums somewhere), Mike Bub on bass and Kenny Malone on percussion. I think this is one of many CDs I bought from Rev Music (now closed) over the years. The owner, Greg, used t
  4. Another VAF owner here. I have a pair of VAF i91s and like them a lot. I haven't heard the i25s, so am not in a position to comment on them.
  5. I like the lyrics; Its not enough to mourn, its not enough to weep, The power of your anger has to carry past next week.
  6. Not sure if anyone has posted this already. Something new from Rhiannon Giddens (well, September 2020). A lot of people contributing to this, worth watching to the end, definitely has a message.
  7. Without knowing what speakers you have in your 5.1 setup, I would most likely say keep the Marantz and the 5.1 speakers. Soundbars may be the current fashion, but are generally a lower cost compromise for those with limited space. Depends what your speakers are though. If they are of any sort of quality, a soundbar is unlikely to be an improvement.
  8. Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All the Rest The deluxe edition re-issue of Tom Petty's 1994 Wildflowers album, arrived yesterday. This is the 4 CD version, CD 1 is the 15 song original album, CD 2 contains the 10 songs that were left off the original album ('All the Rest', apparently Tom Petty originally wanted to release it as a double album), CD 3 contains 15 home demo recordings by Tom Petty, CD 4 contains another 14 live recordings. The booklet contains comprehensive notes with comments written by members of The Heartbreakers and the studio e
  9. Well, maybe it has, but I didn't know that, so purely on face value I would err on the side of caution.
  10. Oh, guess I missed that. I only just found out about her. She is indeed.
  11. Gaelynn Lea, American singer and fiddle player, and winner of NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk contest. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) and learned how to play the violin in a similar way to the cello. Her music has its origins in Irish fiddle tunes, but she has very much developed her own style. She uses a looping pedal to layer the tunes as she plays them. She has also become an advocate for people with disabilities. This is quite a remarkable performance.
  12. Hi Marc, I see that it is now fixed on both sites, working ok in light and dark modes. Thanks.
  13. Sad news indeed. I still have a bit of a soft spot for ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble. RIP Ken
  14. Thanks Marc. I am using dark mode on both sites. Just tried switching to light mode and confirmed that it works then. I also just tried both modes on the Asia site and noticed slightly different behaviour. Works ok there in dark mode, but in light mode the ASIA EDITION bar at the top disappears (in Chrome at least).
  15. I am using Chrome, and have the Australian and Asian sites open in separate windows. Will also try another browser to see what happens.
  16. One small thing I just noticed, the pull down bar at the top which says AUSTRALIA / NZ EDITION doesn't appear to work at the moment. Tried clicking on it and nothing happens. The equivalent ASIA EDITION bar on the Asia site does work ok though. Not a big deal, just thought I'd mention it.
  17. They were definitely the highlight for me. Interesting to hear them talk about the way they recorded 'There Is No Other', I will keep an ear open for Francesco's comments next time I play it.
  18. Canned Heat - I'm Watching you. From their 1988 album Reheated.
  19. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden (2012) This one arrived today, just had a first listen and am very impressed. Recorded live in the studio in 2011, released in 2012. I think the live nature of this recording really gives this some presence. The performances are very good and it sounds terrific. Boodle-De-Bum-Bum. A rather bluesy number with Dom Flemons singing lead vocals. Hubby Jenkins plays mandolin, Adam Matta sings background vocals, and Rhiannon Giddens also sings background vocals and plays a 5 string cello banjo (I'm not really sure what that
  20. I picked up this curiosity while browsing through the second hand racks at Big Star on Magill Road yesterday. A 2008 CD remaster of this 1968 album on the Esoteric / Cherry Red label (cover photo from the internet). I was aware of this album, but had never heard it before, so was quite pleased to find this copy in excellent condition for $12. As many will be aware, the trio of brothers Michael and Peter Giles with Robert Fripp were the precursor to what later became King Crimson, after some lineup changes. The music here doesn't sound very Crims
  21. Yep! And did anybody go to the TISM store, have a look at the album cover, and notice the words in the caption?
  22. Luc, for a new look go to dark mode, you will not go back!
  23. I just composed my first reasonable sized post in dark mode. So much clearer and easier on the eye, much easier to spot and correct my typos.
  24. Another one of my orders arrived yesterday. A 2019 recording produced as part of the African American Legacy series on the Smithsonian Folkways label. A collaboration between Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCall and Allison Russell, with songs inspired by the stories of the African people who were transported to America as slaves in years gone by. The songs were co-written by all four, and performed by them in various combinations. This recording project was instigated by Rhiannon Giddens and is co-produced with Dirk Powell, who also plays a number
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