Re: New music purchases/planned music purchases
posted at 12/18/2013 1:20 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to yogafriend's comment:
I keep a notebook. :) I note music that I see online in various ways; releases I want to pursue from "new release" updates I see from Newbury Comic; and many artists and albums that we discuss and name on the forum. Therefore, I have an ongoing list of albums to pursue. Never a shortage.
Even with the notebook, however, I will pick up a CD on a whim, or very spontaneously, esp. if it's a pre-owned CD.
Here are a few that would be nice to add soon:
Amorica (high priority)
LIVE - Alison Krauss / Union Station (meant to buy this one, but it slipped under the radar)
Cease to Begin - Band of Horses
An album by Morcheeba (this is my genre for sure, trip hop), just never got hold of an album; they are a mid-90's group, one of my favorite decades); they just released a new album in October 2013, in fact.
For an artist I've never pursued: Ryan Bingham (per the forum).
Since I constantly bring these up as references, my name is on the line now. If you are talking vinyl, Amorica (which I want becaue the original is like $300 used or some crap) has been delayed until February.
They are also releasing the other 90s albums like their first Shake Your Moneymaker, the legendary Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, and 3 Snakes and One Charm (1996) (many fell off with this one, but it;s still good, IMO).
Amorica is a quirky album and all over the map, but has some gems on it. So, don't expect a string of singles. The cover art is where it gets a lot of its legendary music fan/album collector status. That and the fact bands/artists were not releasing vinyl back in the 1990s. It pretty much stopped by the mid 1990s.
One caveat for the reissues, and I don't get this, is they are releasing Amorica and 3 Snakes as double albums. I hate vinyl as double albums with like 3 or 4 tracks on each side. It's being done by some company out of the UK, so not sure on quality yet. Maybe the spacing out as a double album when it doesn't need to be has something to do with improving the quality from the transfer?
Stay away from the 180G reissue in 2010 of Southern Harmony. Apparently, the transfer of the original analog recording came out poor. I own a used original pressing with only some minor flaws. It will be interesting to compare in February to see if the re-issue sounds as good with no flaws.
As for Bingham, just run out and get his first, Mescalito, from 2007. You will not be disappointed. 180G pressing. One of the best sounding and recorded/produced albums I've ever heard. ANd, one of the best debut albums I've ever heard up there with anyone's.
Too funny. Your taste is very consistent, and that's why I sort of know what your recommendations will veer into. You're not wishy washy, that's for sure. hahah. You know what you like, so if I pay attention to your likes / dislikes, I usually have an idea of what to expect. You don't stray far from your "roots", and if you do, it's very rare.
I have to run right now, so I only have time to say that I need "Descending" and have heard lots of the tracks on Amorica. I want the album. I did a thread on the BC's a while back, in fact, because I think they're great, yet, I never owned any of their music. Shake Your ... is an album I should also probably get as well.
But are you saying that the newly mastered albums should be avoided, like the Amorica? I might not have let that bother me, but ... I do not collect vinyl.
I'll be back. The dentist needs me. :).