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The "one"?
03/07/16 at 00:51:22
 
What is the one best album?
I know that it is a question that really can't be answered.
But push comes to shove, what do you really like?
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Reply #1 - 03/07/16 at 01:06:53
 
Pink Floyd -- Wish You Were Here.  On vinyl of course.  And you can't beat the album art!   Smiley
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Reply #2 - 03/07/16 at 12:10:04
 
Gosh, I've actually thought of this and I'd have to say either Miles Davis "Bitches Brew," or Jimi Hendrix "Band of Gypsys." But if my life is happiest and mellowest, Duke Ellington "Ellington Indigos."
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Reply #3 - 03/07/16 at 17:29:21
 
Quote:
or Jimi Hendrix "Band of Gypsys."


Gee, I have an old copy of this.  I'll have to give it a listen!

King Crimson, "Court of the Crimson King" is also a contender.
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Reply #4 - 03/07/16 at 17:57:43
 
The original B O Gypsies with tripping waxwork dolls of Hendrix, John Peel, Brian Jones and..........remember it well.
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Larks Tongues In Aspic. It would be a tough call for the Desert Island between that and Electric Ladyland.
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Reply #5 - 03/07/16 at 18:02:25
 
That would be the Track import cover, as the US release has the original cover of Hendrix and his guitar, but yeah, great music. . . . I think the US cover best represents the album as he had left the British Pop scene behind him by then.

Band of Gypsys covers
US Capitol LP cover:


UK Track Records cover:


Honestly, I'd probably say "Bitches Brew" if I could only pick one to be "the one," but "Band of Gypsys" is so close, both have been so influential in my musical world.

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Reply #6 - 03/07/16 at 22:29:07
 
Oh no. I cannot pick!
Every time I make up my mind to say it, one of the contenders pops into my head and I feel too guilty to type it!
Damn!
If I had to say which has the most worn groove it would no doubt be this:

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Reply #7 - 03/07/16 at 23:35:49
 
I stopped after I asked this question and asked it to myself.
Everyone is right, top 5 is easy, #1 is much harder. It is like figuring what child is your favorite (easy for me, no kids) or your favorite ice cream.
Today I'm going with "Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon.
Tomorrow it might be "Texas Flood" by Stevie Ray Vaughan
The next day it might be "Borderline" by Ry Cooder
Thursday it might be "Childish Things" by James McMurtry
Damn, this is hard.
Oh, I forgot "Bring the Family" by John Hiatt
and....and....

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Reply #8 - 03/21/17 at 18:52:34
 
I feel the need to chime in with another Hendrix album I'm particularly fond of. Rainbow Bridge. The original tapes were stolen and he went to the studio (probably pissed off) and came up with a whale of a recording.
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Reply #9 - 03/21/17 at 19:03:54
 
I hate to be "that guy" but I don't believe that the story about tapes being lost is at all accurate. Rainbow Bridge was an album compiled after his death without his involvement from a number of tapes that were both studio and live.

Here's the skinny on Rainbow Bridge:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bridge_(album)

The tapes for the first "final mix" of the Axis Bold as Love album were lost. . .Hendrix had left them in a taxi and when he realized it they were never found and returned to him. He went back in the studio and created a second mix. . . he had been really proud of and happy with the mix tapes that were lost, but he did a great job with the second mix in my opinion. . . .

Here's the skinny on Rainbow Bridge:
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Reply #10 - 03/21/17 at 19:56:41
 
No problem at all. I appreciate the correction. I agree with the wikipedia person saying that the studio versions are excellent finished tracks. Pali Gap, Hey Baby and Earth Blues are amazing songs. I love the "perfect woo" towards the end of Earth Blues.
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Reply #11 - 03/21/17 at 20:39:31
 
It's a great record. . . "Earth Blues" has always been a favorite of mine, I love the simplicity of the basic riff.

I hope one day they release the entire Maui concert either on video or just the audio, cleaned up. . . . I think it has the potential to be awesome.
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Reply #12 - 04/16/18 at 02:36:09
 
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I have made no secret of the fact that I'm a big fan of 90% of the music on the German Stockfisch label .....

Most music lovers have never heard of any of the artists who have recorded on Stockfisch (with the exception of Sara K) ..... but the music is good and the recordings are top shelf. They offer CDs as well as LPs and the quality of the CDs is probably a byproduct of the fact that they take the LP side of the operation seriously and have passed it along to the digital format.

Much of the music is of the type that you have to listen to it a few times to appreciate it ..... but all of a sudden you realize just how good it is. I'm certain that many of the readers of this forum can relate to that .....

I am smitten with several of the Stockfisch artists ..... David Munyon, Chris Jones, Allan Taylor, Ewen Carruthers, David Roth, Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas ..... but one CD by one artist has to be "the one" for me ..... "Just Like Love" by Steve Strauss.



It's difficult to assign a genre to this music, but almost every song on the disk keeps me pinned in my listening seat.

My "desert island" favorite, for sure.

All of the Stockfisch SACDs have a Redbook layer for CD players.

Stockfisch recordings can be purchased in the US from Elusive Disc.

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Reply #14 - 04/17/18 at 02:56:39
 
Randy, you got me curious but I can't find that on vinyl and I'm not ready to pay over $30 for a CD.   Sad

My "the one," right now anyway, is Emmylou Harris', "Luxury Liner."  Tulsa Queen will make you weep!

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Reply #15 - 04/17/18 at 15:07:17
 


Hi Archie,

I'm pretty sure that the only song from this album on vinyl is on a sampler LP .....

I know that the CD / SACD prices are steep ..... but Stockfisch CDs sound better than a lot of LPs from other labels.

Well .... at least they do on my digital front end .....

I have received 30 bucks worth of enjoyment from this album many times over .....

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Reply #16 - 04/17/18 at 15:24:57
 
I'll keep looking for a copy.  My digital isn't super strong since I don't use it much.  Just a 10 year old Oppo 980 dvd player.
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Reply #17 - 04/24/18 at 14:50:38
 
Nope it's The Who Quadrophenia.

Quadrophenia by far has had the most listening time of any other album I've ever owned by far. I can't really listen to it now though.  it's a lot like Caddy Shack.  I laugh at the setup and don't wait for the joke.  Not that Caddy Shack is the one for movies that would be Blade Runner
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Reply #18 - 05/09/18 at 00:42:51
 
Randy,

I bought a mint copy of that Steve Strauss CD from a Turkish seller on Discogs for 19 Euros.  I'm listening to it now and I see why you are a fan.  I can see this getting under my skin.  Thanks for the great recommendation.   Cool
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Reply #19 - 09/08/18 at 21:41:29
 
The Steve Strauss CD is definitely worth the money. I love it.
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