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Everything posted by Dilettanteque

  1. The Panics - Cruel Guards & Join The Dots Quite like their Dylan covers!
  2. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  3. Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
  4. Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin - Brahms: Cello Sonatas Now, don't they look happy with themselves. Given the performance i would suggest they may have a reasonable basis to be pleased.
  5. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Schubert Symphonies 1 & 4
  6. Not sure what took me back to look but the factory appears to have cranked up on an SRX vinyl version of these , with what some cognoscenti (well, opinionated punters) suggest will be a limited run [Discogs reports a Music Matters facebook post saying 500]. And hopefully will provide cheaper (no, not cheap, but cheaper) options than Discogs currently offers for the earlier 2019 release (which was not SRX vinyl). I await the postman with an idiot grin (that's my grin, not his). Also these were dropped from the sky in vinyl form, which is badly timed as stereo is currently deconstructed due to internal painting. Godspeed You Black Emperor! (before they moved their exclamation mark) - Lift Your Skinny Fists....etc. The Cure - Head On the Door (reissue)
  7. +1 on @Citroen's insight. I'll attest to being happy with the Speakers Corner pressing! Good interpretation and good SQ. (Note to self: When coming to a thread late, read the whole thread. Don't post until you read the whole thread!!)
  8. Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Live in Gothenburg This keeps drawing me back...
  9. Dawn Upshaw, David Zinman & London Sinfonietta - Gorecki: Symphony No. 3 In recognition of yesterday's anniversary in Poland.
  10. The boxed set conundrum.....many things one needs to listen to neatly packed with a surfeit of things one shouldn't be bothered by, all beautifully packaged in a format that makes it much more difficult to get to the music than the rest of your collection. But a boxed set landing always seems to have a disconcertingly satisfying emotional value.
  11. Went to dinner on Friday night at a friend's house who was playing from this: Glenn Gould: The Complete Bach Collection. I had never heard of this release. I have typically felt that "Complete everything" collections are to critical listening as dirty bombs are to snipers as an effective way of targeting an objective incisively and neatly (unadvisedly unattractive metaphor, but hey it is early after a long weekend and the caffeine is not yet reaching full functionality). Though I must say the Xmas delivery of the DG "New Complete Almost Everything Beethoven" brought a smile to my face (I liked that it has a number of different performances of key works that have seen quite different interpretations. And it is a monstrously good paperweight). So I thought,. "I am well under Goulded in my collection....just the obvious 2 Goldberg recordings and the Well Tempered Klavier ....so maybe i should .....". So you know where that leads. The oddity with this is that Sony have apparently included all releases in which Gould plays Bach in their original form (if the album was released as Bach with Beethoven, that's what you get). So some non Bach side cars (which is great to hear to embellish my understanding of him and his more classical era interpretations. So I went searching a US$179 offer for second hand on Amazon US evaporated in 24 hours. Everything else looking like $500 to get here. Amazon Aus is at $979 😮 Then up popped a propitiously timed and priced option on Discogs from Australia (I hope it isn't my friend) so now i will need to explain things at home before the box is helicoptered in (not something that blends into background!). Looking forward to broadening my Gould listening beyond my thin attention to date
  12. Nathan Milstein - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin
  13. Revisiting this, after yesterday's wander through a couple of their outputs from the first decade of the century, and with opportunity for closer listening. Nick Cave & The Black Seeds - Ghosteen
  14. The Wraith on e.s.t is well worth a focused listen!!!!
  15. Maybe playing the song Nux Vomica would be sufficiently soothing......well, maybe not 🤨
  16. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
  17. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Perfect house wrangling music. Also, daughters have disappeared at the prospect of having to assist. So album title thematically spot on.
  18. Happy Australia Day to you! Just wondering what special characteristics does this release have? I have a 24/192 download, but not sure of where it comes from in the "remastering the past" journey. And a CD and a couple of vinyl versions (60s US and Japan). A version worth looking for in your book Martin?
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