New music, what, why etc...


Three questions:

What new music have you purchased?

Why did you buy it?

What do you think of it?

I'll start, I just bought two reissues. The Yes Fragile from analog productions, and a reissue of Stevie Ray Vaughn Couldn't Stand the Weather.

I bought them on the recommendation of a friend.

I am amazed by both of them. I have other copies of both, and these excel all the previous copies. The Yes LP added soo much weight and authority to an LP that I have heard (consevatively) hundreds of times. Tin Pan Alley was a revelation. Both Lps offered so much music for the low cost of admission, that I strongly recommend them to you too!

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"Couldn't Stand the Weather" was the first SRV album I ever owned. Really outstanding. I originally owned it on vinyl, and then when I sold all my vinyl about 15 years ago, I repurchased it on CD.

I didn't own SRV's "In Step" until last year, and I now own it on both CD and vinyl (original Canadian pressing). It's a phenomenally well mastered recording, IMO. In fact, it's so well done I can't tell much difference between the CD and LP on my rig, and therefore I prefer the CD for its quieter presentation.

My favorite discovery over the past several years has been the new and re-mastered recordings by Porcupine Tree. Excellent music, and truly excellent recordings.
Asphalt Jungle
Crystal Method's Soundtrack to a movie called London
Buddha Chillout

I came across all three on Pandora.com and I liked all three.
Yes Fragile

the British atlantic "Plum label 1st pressing is the most dynamic (pricey and rare find)
the new remaster is nice but those who have both swear by the plum atlantic

glad you are enjoying it
The last to CD's I bought where The Yes Album, and Nickelback's All the Right Reasons, I bought the Yes Album as I had heard "Perpetual Change" on my way to work one morning and realized I needed it in the rotation, and as I recalled from my high school days, it is an amazing album, you can easily see why Yes became very successful after this album. I bought the Nickelback after hearing, and laughing to Rock Star, but the album is really well recorded and fast and fun to listen to so I really like this one as well.
I thought you meant "new music", not newly released versions of the same ol music (admittely good, but still old).

Sorry, I got nothin' for ya. Feel free to ignore me and get back to the thread.....

Oh, I do have one recommendation. It's not new and I've owned it since 1994. Check out "Puzzle" from dada. It's one of my favorite rock records of the last 15 years. It's also pretty well recorded in it plain ol' original release CD form. Remarkably well recorded for a modern rock record...

Enjoy,

TIC
I found a recent disc by BlocParty to be disappointing. I found Eric Johnson "Venus Isle" disappointing. I restocked by copy of Kitajima's "The Source" and feel whole again.
I am looking forward to listening to my new purchases of Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan "Nights of the Cookers" and Lee Morgan "City Lights".
If that doesn't tickle me, I don't know what I'll do. Philadelphia radio is suckage! with very few exceptions. :)
Yeah, why? I posted a thread about a month or so ago titled something like... "best music picks of 2007 so far" & it mysteriously disappeared recently, despite good response from us members making helpful recommendations. No, I don't work in the record industry, so WTF?
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Yeah, why? I posted a thread about a month or so ago titled something like... "best music picks of 2007 so far" & it mysteriously disappeared recently, despite good response from us members making helpful recommendations. No, I don't work in the record industry, so WTF?"

Yea, I noticed.. Who did you piss off? LOL...

Here are a few recent purchases I have enjoyed..

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Baby 81" (These guys are truly a great new band. Got an advance copy of this album and it does not disappoint. Seeing them here in DC in June)

Colin Hay "Are you looking at me" (Front man from Men at Work. This just came out this week. I really enjoy his work)

Brand New "The Devil and God and Raging Inside Me" (A friend turned me onto this band. Something different)

Cracker "Greenland" (I have loved these guys since college. They are on a new record label and doing what they want now. I dig it)

Cheers,

Chris

I just picked up Jethro Tull's "Aqualung Live". A couple of years ago XM Radio did a series of classic rock albums re-recorded by the bands live. Very good sound quality. These were limited editions, with profits going to the homeless.

A lot of 70's bands have gotten back together to reissue new albums with mixed results. I like the fact that this one was a new version of a classic album, with better sonics.