The Who – Baba O’Riley (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZerKlpIk9A 1,160,417 views so far “Feel better instantly or repeat as many times as needed. I’ve been obsessively listening to covers of Baba O’Riley and now that I’ve heard this version, I have to say that it took an older Who to come close to the performance by the younger Who.

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Family – ‘Dim’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrUlKrYmKr8 “This has to one of the cleverest musical arrangements ever. And what a voice. A classic song that deserves a wider audience. Jim King was so great in those early Family gigs. His sax rocked and swung, especially on The Weaver’s Answer, and A Song for Me. Unforgettable. Wonderful Classic slinky early FamilyYou can […]

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BACH: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Violin Concertos

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdNlhZAYBE “Antonio Vivaldi and Johann ebastian Bach were simply the best violinist to have ever graced this earth true masters of their craft. .. it is a privilege to hear such beauty ! Thank you for posting this.  What a wonderful and thorough recording of all of the concerti. Both in the recording and […]

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Mozart – Serenade for winds K. 361 3rd movement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7jEpsgpPLQ Editors note: The wonder and beauty of this is such that words fail us. The following though gets right to the heart of the matter. “On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse – bassoons and basset horns – like a rusty squeezebox. Then suddenly – high above […]

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Watch a stunning microscopic slow-motion video of a needle on a record

Anton Spice writes: An electron microscope captures the moment stylus meets groove in slow-motion. The good folk behind Youtube channel Applied Science have shared an incredible new video of a stylus riding the grooves of a vinyl record in ultra-slow motion using an electron microscope. Cutting off small sections of an LP to fit the […]

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Later ….. with Jools Holland

Jools Holland and his magic fingers unite a unique cast in a single room for one night only, new and older artists playing completely live! Who’d have thought it? Seven years after their last album and 20 years on from their debut, the anthemic Snow Patrol are back in business with songs from their seventh […]

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Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms Mvmt III = 48/80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPNrvzdn3qI “Released by Decca records, this is Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Symphony of Psalms Movement III = 48-80, composed by Igor Stravinsky. This piece was composed in 1930 and was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There are no names for the movements other than what the […]

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Why Vinyl?

A short documentary asking the simple question- Why Vinyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUIMbwvYVOI A few viewer comments:  Buying a CD is like throwing money away. The CD is a dying medium, the sales decline since many years, while downloads, streaming and vinyl sales are growing strong. Who needs a physical copy of digital data anyway and even pays […]

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A surprise

For reasons well beyond my current comprehension I just cannot get this wonderful (to me) sound out of my head. I really can’t. And so from time to time I revisit it. I hope that for a least some of you it will have the same very happy impact. Thank you. Howard / editor MORE

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