Essential Viewing:: Richard Thompson Calvary Cross live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3biCVTKwRQ A few viewer comments: “Such a great live performer. I love the way he can easily reach back into his vast catalogue and pull out a song from 1974, pairing it alongside a tune from his current album, with few or no seams showing. It must be amazingly satisfying to command that body of work. […]

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Essential Listening: 13th Floor Elevators – Live Evolution Lost (2CD)

Live Evolution Lost: The 13th Floor Elevators Live at the Houston Music Theatre is the first ever release of the complete performance of the band?s legendary show from 18th February 1967 The trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the first ?psychedelic? rock album in America, transforming culture throughout the 1960s and beyond. Formed in late 1965 […]

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We likje this: JJ Cale – Cajun Moon (CD)

The reclusive, enigmatic JJ Cale did not enjoy touring, but was on fine form when playing this superb set in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma on New Year’s Eve, 1975. Taped for FM broadcast, it features his signature classics Call Me The Breeze, Cocaine and After Midnight, as well as a selection of other laid-back […]

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We lile this: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – CSNY 1974 (Pure Audio Blu-Ray & Bonus DVD/Book Box Set)

Long-rumored and highly anticipated, CSNY 1974 captures the band’s one-of-a-kind harmonic alchemy during its remarkable outdoor stadium tour, a trek that spanned more than two months, and included 31 concerts, in 24 cities, with combined audiences of over a million people. Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, the box set mirrors the electric/acoustic/electric format […]

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Essential Listening: Bert Jansch – Live At The 12 Bar (CD)

‘One of the most innovative instrumentalists of the twentieth century in the folk rock canon’ The Quietus // ‘Peerless in his consistency of making astonishing records’ All Music // Available on vinyl for the first time, included download code. Inspiring generations of musicians, Scottish guitarist and songwriter Bert Jansch will be forever known as a […]

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Essential Listening: Santana & McLaughlin – Invitation To Illumination – Live At Montreux 2011 (2CD)

On 1st July 2011 Montreux hosted the reunion of two master guitarists Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin with their Invitation To Illumination concert. Both musicians have been regulars at Montreux across the years but this was the first time they headlined their own concert together. The show features most of the tracks from their classic […]

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Essential Listening: Blue Oyster Cult – Live in Chicago (2CD)

Recorded at the navy pier skyline stage in Chicago on June 21, 2002. Stairway To The Stars (Live) Burnin’ For You (Live) O.D.’d On Life Itself (Live) E.T.I. (Live) Dance On Stilts (Live) Harvester Of Eyes (Live) Buck’s Boogie (Live) Mistress Of The Salmon Salt (Live) Flaming Telepaths (Live) Harvest Moon (Live) Then Came The […]

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Designing A Movie For Sound

Randy Thom wrote in 1999: The biggest myth about composing and sound designing is that they are about creating great sounds.  Not true, or at least not true enough.  What is Sound Design?  You may assume that it’s about fabricating neat sound effects. But that doesn’t describe very accurately what Ben Burtt and Walter Murch, […]

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Essential Listening: The Penguin Café Orchestra 4CD bundle

Broadcasting From Home Penguin Café Orchestra Signs Of Life When In Rome … Artist Biography by William Ruhlmann: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra (PCO) was founded by British composer Simon Jeffes (born February 19, 1949; died December 10, 1997). Born in Sussex, England, and raised in Canada and around Europe, Jeffes began playing the guitar at […]

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Is the Resurgence of Vinyl a Fad?

Sound & Vision write: A couple months back, Ken Pohlmann asked whether the renaissance of vinyl records is “just a hipster fad” or a “long-term business opportunity.” And just the other day Noel “Paul” Stookey of the ’60s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary called the  …. Please click HERE to continue

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Essential Listening: Stony Brook College, New York 1970 (2CD) by Quicksilver Messenger Service

A stunning 2CD live album from San Francisco psychedelic masters Quicksilver Messenger Service mesmerizing a New York audience with heavy blues jams and extended freakouts! This line-up of the band featured renowned keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, who had previously recorded with The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and more! DISC 1 1. Baby Baby 2. Subway […]

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Essential Listening: David Bowie – Day In Day Out Radio Broadcast (2CD)

Double CD of a live David Bowie concert from Australia 1987 This concert was recorded in 1987 in front of emotionally charged audiences in Australia and contains over 30 songs. Official radio broadcast. Disc 1 Purple Haze Intro,Guitar Intro,Up The Hill Backwards,Glass Spider,Up The Hill Backwards,Day-In, Day-Out,Bang Bang,Absolute Beginners,Loving The Alien,China Girl,Rebel Rebel,Fashion,Scary Monsters,All The […]

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