Whats on your turntable tonight?

For me its the first or very early LP's of:
Allman Brothers - "Allman Joys" "Idyllwild South"
Santana - "Santana" 200 g reissue
Emerson Lake and Palmer - "Emerson Lake and Palmer"
Beethoven - "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major" Rudolph Serkin/Ozawa/BSO

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Katie Pruitt

@noromance hey,  Roy puts me in mind of Al Stewart.  Never heard but, is there any connection there?
@noromance yes. I streamed a couple of Roy’s albums this afternoon and evening outside by the fire pit and had myself one of those strange experiences listening to music you’ve pretty sure you’ve never heard before but somehow reaches down into the recesses of memory and familiarity.  Not exactly Deja vu, just digging it.  Anyway, listened to “collection “ and his Folkjokeopus, which, you gotta admit sounds a lot like al in his early days before he started coming over here with his more commercial offerings.  Anyway, great stuff.  Thanks for the inspiration.  


Albert Cummings

recorded at Muscle Shoals and it’s definitely atmospheric.  Pregame!  Got a ticket to see his show tonight at the ancient but recently revived Alberta Rose.  Most excellent small venue.  Maybe he’ll sign my record....
Pat Metheny & Charlie Haden
Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories)
@slaw right on!  Undiscovered gem in the Lips catalogue?    Hey, I saw today there is a new Fruit Bats record coming out.  Still haven’t heard anything about a follow up to Bonny Light Horsemen though.  
The Season of Music
Capitol/Creative Products 1968

”A Collector’s Limited Edition”

Music for Clarinet and Piano
Stanford, Ferguson, Finzi, Hurlstone
Thea King & Clifford Benson
Hyperion 1981

This is why I love analogue.  
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

Hey Steve, how you doing?

My wife was hit pretty hard after the 1st injection.  It took awhile for the bad stuff to kick in though.

Joy Williams
Front Porch

with backing vocals by Caitlin Canty
@geof3 +1.  I’m looking forward to the Moving Pictures package, wondering what will be in it.  
Great stack there @Mammothguy54!  Dave Mason is popular with quite a few members here and he is sure one of my favorites.  I’ve seen him live a few times in very different phases modes and settings. I have 2 Spirit records and love them.  Never got to see them live though, a little before my time I guess.  

+1 on the Lyle Lovett

I don’t know much at all about that scene (have some nick drake of course) and aside from my two oldest friends and myself don’t know anybody who owns or has even heard, let alone likes, early al Stewart. When I got to college and put on bed-sitter images, et. al. they’d come by my dorm room and make barfing noises.
Anyway, thanks for turning me on to Roy’s music. I hope I didn’t give the impression that I think his work is derivative of Al’s. Maybe just appealing to me in a similar way. I’m almost old enough to appreciate the context and have always liked this kind of thing (vs. more pop stuff). Roy seems to have a lot of integrity and well respected musician friends. Maybe he held out against commercialism and didn’t get to be so well known. That would sure be admirable to me. Will check out the other suggestions of your favorites of his when I’m in a sufficiently folky mood swing.
Philippe Entremont, Piano
Michel Plasson, Conductor 
L’Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Columbia Masterworks  1979

A Foot In Cold Water

@bkeske Bartok String Quartets are great.  And, something about string quartets and analogue...
aoife o’donovan 
Yep Roc Records 2013

@slaw Hope you enjoy it.  I think Brian might actually have been the first to post on here about that record.  It was awhile ago. That record will definitely get your foot tapping.  
@big_greg  how was the MoFi Legend?
@weegoody  @klaatuzero 



Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled
crack the sky
animal notes
Lifesong Records 1976
Ben Harper
Winter is for Lovers

@bkeske,   Thanks Brian.  That is the kind of knowledge I want to gain and sift through before buying records.  I guess maybe you guys are rubbing off on me and I’m getting more picky.  Definitely more focused these days on getting the best sounding version of good music rather than the most expedient alternative.  
And, Speaking of CBS Records Masterworks...


Loren Maazel
Orchestre National de France
The Four Seasons
CBS Masterworks Digital 1984

Berliner Philharmoniker
Bernard Haitink
Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 7
Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

Steve, have your heard Pine Needle Fire yet?   I really like it.  
Dire Straits
Making Movies
MOFI 1980 & 2019

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Nashville Sound

Happy Anniversary @uberwaltz !

Yeah, there are exceptions of course.  A lot of pricing factors but limited supply is not always largest.  It’s interesting to me that it seems like some records are just more treasured for their content - music and SQ.    
Russian Circles
Sergent House 2008
Cat Stevens
Tea For The Tillerman
Sarah Jarosz
Sugar Hill Records 2016

John Renbourn
Sir John Alot
Of Merrie Englandes
Musyk Thyng &
Ye Grene Knyghte
1975 Redux

And Currently:

Dave Mason
Let it Flow (Dave Mason with Strings)
1977 OP

The Lone Bellow
Half Moon Light

The Ballroom Thieves 

Edges Run

Jonatha Brooke & The Story
Plumb (Digital...)

Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free

I just have to tell you good people that I love my stereo.  


how was moving pictures?  Pretty tight isn’t it?
Have not researched this; what does a degaussing record do for you?
Hold Your Fire
Mercury 1987

Frank Sinatra 
Nice ‘N’ Easy

Frank Sinatra

Songs for Swingin’ Lovers 
Songs for Young Lovers

Grant Green
Idle Moments
Blue Note 1965/2014
Iron & Wine
Kiss Each Other Clean

“And yes, there’s somethin' 

you can send back to me

Spanish boots 

of Spanish leather”