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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite AL STEWART albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:26 pm

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None by Al Stewart, not my sort of music at all.....

Nowt by Alt J either.....
Snap, not a single track by him.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite AL STEWART albums

Post by gessa » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Only one I play is Year Of The Cat

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite AL STEWART albums

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:23 pm

Playlist over the last few days & I can't stop playing their albums

Beirut

Beirut are fronted by Zach Condon playing genres such as Balkan, folk, world, indie, folk, electronica, baroque, pop. Their music is a thing of beauty with trumpets, flugelhorn, ukulele, trombone, sousaphone, violin, piano, percussion plus many other instruments featuring to create a unique sound in their music......No crashing electric guitars here!

One of the best & more unusual imaginative bands of the noughties imo.

Favourite Albums

The Flying Club Cup - One of my top ten albums of all-time absolutely gorgeous
Gulag Orkestar - Their debut set the tone for their follow up & greatest work TFCC
The Rip Tide - 3rd & 4th albums more indie pop, decent all the same
No No No

Chart Facts

Incredibly their last two & least impressive albums made the UK Top 50. How 'The Flying Club Cup' wasn't a massive chart album is beyond me.




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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by whiteswan » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 pm

For music to have an impact on me, I know when that 'flutter' of excitement suddenly hits, then the soar of emotion and then having to listen to the whole song because I can't not listen to it....that just happened :shock: ............that first song is just so brilliant, I just had to listen to all three. I will be downloading the album tomorrow....or rather Mr Swan will be....thank you Leon :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by gessa » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:58 pm

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For music to have an impact on me, I know when that 'flutter' of excitement suddenly hits, then the soar of emotion and then having to listen to the whole song because I can't not listen to it....that just happened :shock: ............that first song is just so brilliant, I just had to listen to all three. I will be downloading the album tomorrow....or rather Mr Swan will be....thank you Leon :)
Wow, a new fan, wonderful band, one of the few bands I've never seen live, that I really want too.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by gessa » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:05 pm

The Flying Club Cup
The Rip Tide
Gulag Orkestar
No No No

Lon Gisland is a great EP, as is the Zapotec/Holland one

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by gessa » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 pm

I've a mate who hadn't bought an album since the early 80's, was into his Whitesnake, Iron Maiden etc at that time but grew out of it and never found anything else, became a talk radio type of guy. One morning a few years back he came to my house to do a job and as it happened I had the TFCC playing, he asked me what it was and if I'd play it again, which I did, he ordered it the next day.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by whiteswan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:15 am

I feel in good company ges. TFCC playing, and enjoying a good malt. Laphfroagh and The Singleton for me at the mo....

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by whiteswan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:24 am

gessa wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 pm
I've a mate who hadn't bought an album since the early 80's, was into his Whitesnake, Iron Maiden etc at that time but grew out of it and never found anything else, became a talk radio type of guy. One morning a few years back he came to my house to do a job and as it happened I had the TFCC playing, he asked me what it was and if I'd play it again, which I did, he ordered it the next day.
I'm a bit like your mate ges, not particularly into music so much any more. Totally understand how he grew out of it. Jane (McDonald) brought me back from the brink really, (hope our hector doesn't read that :) ).....but I was totally engulfed in what I listened to tonight....stunning, absolutely stunning....

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by hector » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:03 am

whiteswan wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:24 am
Jane (McDonald) brought me back from the brink really, (hope our hector doesn't read that :) ).....
pushed you over the edge more like :) :)
:tup: “Always ensure it is an original HECTOR post and not a cheap immitation” :wink:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:04 am

whiteswan wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 pm
For music to have an impact on me, I know when that 'flutter' of excitement suddenly hits, then the soar of emotion and then having to listen to the whole song because I can't not listen to it....that just happened :shock: ............that first song is just so brilliant, I just had to listen to all three. I will be downloading the album tomorrow....or rather Mr Swan will be....thank you Leon :)
Well that was a surprise, a pleasure Swannie.

So pleased you enjoyed those clips, their music is emotive also reminds me of being abroad on a desert island or in some sunny place. Even though The Flying Club Cup is now over ten years old when I go back to it I keep playing it over & over again the album fills me with joy every time

Those who dismiss it are missing out on something truly wondrous :love:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:11 am

gessa wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 pm
I've a mate who hadn't bought an album since the early 80's, was into his Whitesnake, Iron Maiden etc at that time but grew out of it and never found anything else, became a talk radio type of guy. One morning a few years back he came to my house to do a job and as it happened I had the TFCC playing, he asked me what it was and if I'd play it again, which I did, he ordered it the next day.
Funny enough our builder/friend who recently laid our patio (the one I got into Dead South) also loves the album. I think the whole neighbourhood heard TFCC that week Rob was here as he couldn't get enough of the album :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:16 am

whiteswan wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:24 am
I'm a bit like your mate ges, not particularly into music so much any more. Totally understand how he grew out of it. Jane (McDonald) brought me back from the brink really, (hope our hector doesn't read that :) ).....but I was totally engulfed in what I listened to tonight....stunning, absolutely stunning....
That's because it is totally different to what you've heard before, it sounds so fresh & magical, as you say "absolutely stunning"

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:23 am

Just one of the many great reviews on Amazon

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:26 am

whiteswan wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 pm
For music to have an impact on me, I know when that 'flutter' of excitement suddenly hits, then the soar of emotion and then having to listen to the whole song because I can't not listen to it....that just happened :shock: ............that first song is just so brilliant, I just had to listen to all three. I will be downloading the album tomorrow....or rather Mr Swan will be....thank you Leon :)
Ges please let me know if they ever tour again & I'll join you mate

One band I would love to see

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by hector » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:46 am

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Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:04 am


Those who dismiss it are missing out on something truly wondrous :love:
Guess that will be me then..

I played the 3 tracks, and the singers sounds as dull as Morrisey on dope.....

not my sort of stuff at all.....
:tup: “Always ensure it is an original HECTOR post and not a cheap immitation” :wink:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by gessa » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:32 am

1964white wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:26 am
Ges please let me know if they ever tour again & I'll join you mate

One band I would love to see
When they do come over, which isn't very often, they only seem to play London.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by faaip » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:57 am

Sudan Archives is still impressing me. I keep going back



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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:19 am

hector wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:46 am
Guess that will be me then..

I played the 3 tracks, and the singers sounds as dull as Morrisey on dope.....

not my sort of stuff at all.....
with you on these Hector, didn't do it for at all :moggy:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite BEIRUT albums

Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:52 am

gessa wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:32 am
When they do come over, which isn't very often, they only seem to play London.
Nearer for you than me mate

Probably take the Hull to London train which was pretty quick as far as I can remember

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