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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Tim Lund » 1 Nov 2015 17:37

Because I didn't realise until a few days ago that this was a reworking of a Jacques Brel song



here it is, and one I did know was



and one which he covered, having originally been in English


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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by JonnoBass » 8 Nov 2015 12:13

Seems an appropriate place to share a song inspired by Sydenham's Wells Park
https://soundcloud.com/jonnobass/wells-park

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Post by rod taylor » 12 Nov 2015 08:01



In solidarity with the people of Greece I wanted to share this to show just how mysteriously a Greek can sing a German tune.

To show solidarity with the people of Greece on a day of national strikes and to remind people of the humanitarian disaster that is happening within the European Union and being exacted by the European Union to a nation that have given us so much across time and fought in the twentieth century against all manner of oppression.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Robin Orton » 12 Nov 2015 10:38

I agree, Rod. Not sure about the performance, though - at first hearing, sounds a bit undercharged to me.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Tim Lund » 28 Nov 2015 21:16

In response to the thread in the Pub about Bacharach



Dionne Warwick singing "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" was one of the first hits I was aware of; it's close, but I think I prefer "Don't make me over"

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Manwithaview1 » 3 Dec 2015 01:40



I love this because it shows the thought process behind a song construction

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Post by rod taylor » 30 Dec 2015 21:31



I think Greg Dulli is one of the most underrated singer/songwriters of the last couple of decades. I could have selected a few of his songs; Candy Cane Crawl, Front Street, the Killer... but I actually went for a version of Black is the Colour he recorded with the Twilight Singers a while back.

I tend to be quite evangelical about Dulli; I simply love him. Fittingly I'm off to see his solo gig at the Union Chapel next month.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Tim Lund » 10 Jan 2016 17:27

On Friday, before going to a funeral, I heard Colm Toibin's Desert Island Discs, which included this from Kathleen Ferrier



which I know well, and then, something I'd not heard before, her singing this from Mendelsohn's Elijah



Perhaps I should have.

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Post by Tim Lund » 2 Feb 2016 08:56

It being Candlemas, how about a Nunc dimittis?


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Post by Tim Lund » 2 Feb 2016 10:39

In fact, this was the piece I was looking for:



which I have recorded by the Tallis Scholars. It includes a setting of Nunc dimittis, but also this
Ne projicias nos in tempore senectutis cum defecerit virtus nostra ne derelinquas nos Domine /

Do not cast us away in our old age; When our strength fails us do not abandon us O Lord
from Media vita, which I like.

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Post by rod taylor » 4 Mar 2016 12:57



Gainsbourg's silly sausage eroticisms often mean his je t'aime's are a giggle, but no one can doubt the sincerity of the shoulder shudder during the climactic I love you.

Of course, it's all sublime and would that England had his equivalent (and it's not Scott Walker). Some music sounds sublime in an almost carefully constructed anti-religiosity - a Miles Davis record and a joint is highly recommended to anyone skipping Mass this week. I'd go myself if Mary Magdalene got hymns like this.

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Post by rod taylor » 11 Mar 2016 09:59



The production of Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage at Covent Garden, pretty much a decade ago (I think it was the winter of '05), effected me hugely - English pagan drama; both musical and on stage - a kind of Anglo-Greek pastorale. To walk through the English countryside, about to be married - can there be a more beautiful rite?

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by monkeyarms » 11 Mar 2016 11:12

I'm a big blues fan and I was listening to some Memphis Slim recently, a pianist I'd never previously got round to checking out.

I was struck by the extraordinary title of this song. It's not often you get songs about writing songs. Pop-cultural postmodernism at its best!


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Post by monkeyarms » 22 Mar 2016 09:56

Happy birthday, JS Bach. Here's Isabelle Faust making beautiful work of his Sarabande on the fiddle:

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Robin Orton » 22 Mar 2016 16:08

Hear hear. Here's my choice for the Bach slot in my 'Desert Island Discs' (or, even better, 'Private Passions') selection. You have to listen to it all to get the cumulative effect - triumph out of tragedy.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by rod taylor » 31 Mar 2016 20:11



Paper Thin Hotel has always been my favourite Leonard Cohen song, and if it is not well known it may be because Cohen's own recording was ruined by the syrup that Phil Spector glooped all over it. Hasse Westergard eschews a choir.

Cohen's paen to non-monogomous love is a wake-up call to anyone who thinks that romantic love can only be achieved through the discipline of sleeping solely with your life-partner. There is power in finding out that love is unrelated to faithfulness. In this hotel Cohen's soul is unburdened only when he realises he is unable to control love.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Tim Lund » 6 Apr 2016 20:25

RIP

Hearing Merle Haggard round about 1970 on Radio 2 - when this was filmed - is how I always knew there was another America.




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