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kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 14, 2023 - 8:31pm

For those who are interested in or curious about hi rez music files.

The place where I have been buying my files is having a 15th anniversary storewide sale at 25% off.  The usual best discount like this is 20%.

It showed up in my inbox this afternoon.

HDTracks.com    The link takes you to a good place to start looking. Code is  HDANNIVERSARY  It is good until 16 March midnight (GMT to be safe)

The website is a bit wonky moving around in it but it also offers short clips to listen to in case you have forgotten what some stuff is.  Use the back arrow at the top left of the album listing to get back to your search start, otherwise you will end up at the main page.

My wish list is going to be shrinking.
kurtster

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 19, 2023 - 7:30pm



Just pulled the trigger on the 2023 colored vinyl version.

Yeah I'm a dummy.  Got the 2016 black vinyl version, too.

It's only money and the wife may shorten my life ...
VV

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Posted: Jan 4, 2023 - 9:38am

 ColdMiser wrote:

my town library recently had it's annual book sale. I was in need of some reading so I made the trip. Low and behold they had a decent selection of used vinyl. So for a $1.00 each I picked up the following, all in near mint condition.
Bruce Hornsby - The Way it is
LeRoux - Last Safe Place (don't know anything about this band but for a buck I'll take a flyer!)
Sting - Nothing Like the Sun
Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Peter Gabriel - Plays Live
John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh Huh
John Cougar - American Fool
Dave Brubeck - Greatest Hits
Edgar Winter - Entrance
Neil Diamond - September Morn
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly


Not a bad haul but I have never borrowed an album from the library that didn't have a lot of hard miles on it with constant pops and crackle. I can't image anything coming from the library could be in mint condition.

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jan 4, 2023 - 8:52am

 ColdMiser wrote:

my town library recently had it's annual book sale. I was in need of some reading so I made the trip. Low and behold they had a decent selection of used vinyl. So for a $1.00 each I picked up the following, all in near mint condition.
Bruce Hornsby - The Way it is
LeRoux - Last Safe Place (don't know anything about this band but for a buck I'll take a flyer!)
Sting - Nothing Like the Sun
Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Peter Gabriel - Plays Live
John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh Huh
John Cougar - American Fool
Dave Brubeck - Greatest Hits
Edgar Winter - Entrance
Neil Diamond - September Morn
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly


$12.  Hmm....

What kind of condition are they in?  

If in reasonably decent condition, that is a terrific catch.

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 9:45pm

 Steely_D wrote:

I started with English Settlement, and the production there (Hugh Padgham, IIRC) is just wonderful, so the songwriting is framed properly.
Then there's the miraculous Skylarking, produced beautifully despite lots of band angst by Todd Rundgren. The band has since come around to admit that he did a great job.

The rest of their catalog is hit/miss, but full of bright songwriting and idiosyncratic stuff.

Here's an example of full throttle genius, though, when Todd meets XTC:

and nearly as wonderful
What makes this song great? Let's let Rick Beato do his stuff:



Rick Beato makes me understand why I like the songs I like so much.
Like this one...


KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 9:29pm

 Proclivities wrote:

My favorite period of their music was Drums & Wires, Black Sea, and English Settlement.

I like almost all their stuff.

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 9:27pm

 ColdMiser wrote:

my town library recently had it's annual book sale. I was in need of some reading so I made the trip. Low and behold they had a decent selection of used vinyl. So for a $1.00 each I picked up the following, all in near mint condition.
Bruce Hornsby - The Way it is
LeRoux - Last Safe Place (don't know anything about this band but for a buck I'll take a flyer!)
Sting - Nothing Like the Sun
Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Peter Gabriel - Plays Live
John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh Huh
John Cougar - American Fool
Dave Brubeck - Greatest Hits
Edgar Winter - Entrance
Neil Diamond - September Morn
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly


Nice finds.

pwach509

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Location: Boston north shore


Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 3:50pm

Nefesh Mountain!
ColdMiser

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 6:46am

my town library recently had it's annual book sale. I was in need of some reading so I made the trip. Low and behold they had a decent selection of used vinyl. So for a $1.00 each I picked up the following, all in near mint condition.
Bruce Hornsby - The Way it is
LeRoux - Last Safe Place (don't know anything about this band but for a buck I'll take a flyer!)
Sting - Nothing Like the Sun
Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Peter Gabriel - Plays Live
John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh Huh
John Cougar - American Fool
Dave Brubeck - Greatest Hits
Edgar Winter - Entrance
Neil Diamond - September Morn
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
miamizsun

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 6:00am

sounds respectable

me? it's a secret 
because future mcc burn
Proclivities

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 4:47am

 Steely_D wrote:

I started with English Settlement, and the production there (Hugh Padgham, IIRC) is just wonderful, so the songwriting is framed properly.
Then there's the miraculous Skylarking, produced beautifully despite lots of band angst by Todd Rundgren. The band has since come around to admit that he did a great job.

The rest of their catalog is hit/miss, but full of bright songwriting and idiosyncratic stuff.

My favorite period of their music was Drums & Wires, Black Sea, and English Settlement.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 8:11pm

 westslope wrote:

Thanks SD and SFW.   I listened to a few tunes.   The Kinks popped into my mind.  Other stuff sounded like 50s or 60s jazz, so I stopped doing that.



Which is all sort of funny because you liked Steely Dan (the band, not the Rp User), and that struck me as "if you like this, then you should like that." I'm not a fan/am unfamiliar with most of Steely Dan's output, though, so hey.

Steely_D

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Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 7:59pm

 westslope wrote:

Thanks SD and SFW.   I listened to a few tunes.   The Kinks popped into my mind.  Other stuff sounded like 50s or 60s jazz, so I stopped doing that.

Range.  Quirky.   Some of XTC has very much of a 'I can't sit still' feel to it. 

Looked around for 1080p YouTube videos and found this one which I quite enjoyed:


Their early period started with so much energy, apropos to the time, and then they slowed it down a bit. Here's another piece of pop perfection. How can we feed love on a farm boy's wages?





westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 7:01pm

Thanks SD and SFW.   I listened to a few tunes.   The Kinks popped into my mind.  Other stuff sounded like 50s or 60s jazz, so I stopped doing that.

Range.  Quirky.   Some of XTC has very much of a 'I can't sit still' feel to it. 

Looked around for 1080p YouTube videos and found this one which I quite enjoyed:



ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 2:21pm

 westslope wrote:


Tell why you like XTC.   


Like it or don't, no one likes everything that's good. 

I don't know many people who liked XTC from the first note. It's subversive, funny, poppy, dissonant. Challenging and accessible, and sometimes that all comes on at once. They reward some listeners who put on headphones in a quiet room, and have some loud fun singalongs. 


Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 2:21pm

 westslope wrote:

Tell why you like XTC.   I have trouble getting into it despite the band being admired by those I admire.  


I started with English Settlement, and the production there (Hugh Padgham, IIRC) is just wonderful, so the songwriting is framed properly.
Then there's the miraculous Skylarking, produced beautifully despite lots of band angst by Todd Rundgren. The band has since come around to admit that he did a great job.

The rest of their catalog is hit/miss, but full of bright songwriting and idiosyncratic stuff.

Here's an example of full throttle genius, though, when Todd meets XTC:

and nearly as wonderful
What makes this song great? Let's let Rick Beato do his stuff:


westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 2:09pm

Steely Dan is good value.  

Tell why you like XTC.   I have trouble getting into it despite the band being admired by those I admire.  

Steely_D

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 2:00pm

David Bowie / The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
180 Gram Vinyl Record

Kate Bush / The Dreaming
180 Gram Vinyl Record

Donald Fagen / The Nightfly
180 Gram Vinyl Record

King Crimson / Discipline
200 Gram Vinyl Record

Crack The Sky / Crack Attic (Best Of Crack The Sky)
180 Gram Vinyl Record

Todd Rundgren / Global
180 Gram Vinyl Record

Talking Heads / More Songs About Buildings And Food
180 Gram Vinyl Record

R.E.M. / Reckoning
180 Gram Vinyl Record

David Bowie / Low
180 Gram Vinyl Record

Peter Gabriel / 4
180 Gram Vinyl Record

XTC / Skylarking
200 Gram Vinyl Record

and, still on back order
Steely Dan / Katy Lied
the big deal expensive version, but it means a lot to me so leave me alone about it

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 1:43pm

Porcupine Tree:  Closure / Continuation (with second CD and BRD)

Bruce Cockburn:  Greatest Hits 1970s - 2020 

Tangerine Dream:  Zeit

Richard Barbieri:   Planets and Persona




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Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 12:25pm

Stocked up at the last Dualtone sale. 
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