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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:44 pm 
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Inspired by the other thread started by KODIAC!!

I recently sat down and actually listened to a Paul Simon Greatest Hits LP. It was full of songs that I knew from hearing them countless times on the radio, in the car etc. I wouldn't have said that I previously disliked Rhymin' Simon but I wouldn't have considered myself a fan either. Most, if not all of the songs I had never really sat down and paid attention to on a decent setup.

I was really impressed, both with the songwriting and the subtleties that I never caught before. On most cuts there wasn't a note or phrase that I could imagine needing changing. Left me wanting to check out some more of both his solo work and with his old pal Art.

Is it just age mellowing me?

Anyone else have a similar change of heart about a band, an artist or even a whole style of music?

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CornerCutter wrote:
Is it just age mellowing me?




Not at all. I bet you are just being more attentive in your listening, and absorbing the subtleties of the artistry. That's a good thing. Isn't good audio wonderful? We have so few opportunities these days to contemplate anything...to tune out the background noise of modern life and connect emotionally to an art form that has expressed itself around the world for centuries.

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hi CornerCutter great post... i have to confess :oops: i rediscover Sade few months ago i don't know where i was at that time...i went out and buy all lp's she did what a beautifull voice


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Johnny Cash :oops: actually cought my attention one night recently when a family member came over and I obliged their request. I woke up the next morning, lingering affects of a few pints the night before and revisited. Could not believe my ears....Mind you...some of them sounded better then some others.


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Just realized the other day that Elvis Costello has some great music! Have dismissed his work all these years!

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CornerCutter,

Interesting to hear you mention Paul Simon. Trust me on this one, you owe it to yourself to get your hands on a copy of Paul SimonÂ’s The Rhythm of the Saints, LP or CD.

Guess I have heard this release several hundred times and I cannot say enough great things about it. The music is haunting, the recording clear and clean, depth like the ocean, Paul and the many other vocalists on the recording; simply stunning!

Without a doubt, ‘Two thumbs way up’!

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Hey good topic.

I'd have to say Herb Alpert.

When I was in high school and university I was really into serious 50s and 60s jazz, and therefore dismissed the "Jazz Light" of the Tiajuana Brass. But it's some catchy stuff. Now I envy my dads Herb ALbert records. It just doesn't seem right to listen to it on CD.


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Great thread.

Eric Dolphy. Very innovative jazz musician.


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:shock: Good thread.

I have made notes of these suggestions and will bring them with me record hunting next time......thanks everyone.

Some older LP's that have re-appeared on my table lately,

Suzanne Vega - solitude standing - wonderful production quality.

Edie Brickell - ghost of a dog - great lyrics, superb message.

Joni Mitchell - Blue - ahh California.

Finally, and it pains me to admit this, I listened to a John Cougar Meloncamp LP - particularly "Jack and Diane" - the other day after a "black-crack" hunting session and was so surprised at how good it sounded after hearing it for years on the radio in my car, at work out of the community boom-box and in the ceilings at the mall....my partner even asked if it was the same version we were listening to or was it re-mastered........ Amazing. :evil:


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djmuisik,

Your partner actually knows what remastered means! Hey, some good vinyl suggestions of your own right back at us! Never hear it referred to as 'Black-Crack' before, yikes!

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For me, it is Blue Rodeo.

My wife is a big fan and she made me discover that band. I still prefer the Greg Keelor songs over Jim Cuddy.

It made me open my horizon on alt country music, which in a lot of case, are really well recorded.


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After thinking about this post :idea: while browsing my collection, some others artists have recently come to being played more often, which used to rather un-interest me.

Neville brothers - try the Yellow Moon album

Chris Isaac - Baja Sessions

Janis Ian - Breaking Silence

Ahhhh, the reward of rediscovering music... so affordable.
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Ahhhh, the reward of rediscovering music... so affordable.


I never really thougth of that aspect of it but you're absolutely right.

Now, if we could all just find a way to harness some form of selective temporary amnesia so that each week everything we already own sounds new and fresh we could save a fortune :lol:

BTW I heard there is new group around that are causing quite a stir....something like "The Ladybugs"....or "The Weevils"....nawwww I'm close but that's not quite right...it's on the tip of my tongue...... lol: :lol:


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I have been becoming reacquainted with some of the great female singers of the past such as:

Judy Garland
Barbara Striesand
Nina Simone

and quite a few others.

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