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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Robin Orton » 15 Apr 2014 20:25

Another childhood memory. My father used to conduct an evening institute light opera group - Gilbert and Sullivan was the standard repertory, but occasionally he would get the students to put on a concert of part songs. This is one I remember particularly.

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOtkjKB-0zU[/youtubes]

The Glasgow Orpheus Choir were much admired when I was a child - they sound very dated now. Here is one of their greatest hits. I was quite upset when the music master at school told us scornfully how sentimental it was.

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcPnsBWOTyk[/youtubes]

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Post by Tim Lund » 20 Apr 2014 17:28

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr8Wn1Mwwwk[/youtubes]

Not exactly a favourite, but pretty good, and topical today ...

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Robin Orton » 22 Apr 2014 22:04

The discussion in the Town Pub about the monarchy brought this to mind. It has been sung at every coronation since it was written in the eighteenth century, and explains why I am such an enthusiastic monarchist.


[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIFpf5JxzHA[/youtubes]

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Post by Robin Orton » 23 Jun 2014 22:01

The song (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn) which first made me see the point of Mahler. This wonderful performance is by Lucia Popp, with the Israel Philharmonic under Bernstein.

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJpfwPoi70k[/youtubes]

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Post by 14BradfordRoad » 29 Jun 2014 13:05

Thought some of you might enjoy this:

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MSmmeDiY9I[/youtubes]

Notice the play on words/names here which wasn't entirely intentional as I do enjoy Tiffany Lunn's music, which she writes most of herself. I know that she is not a particularly well known musician but I believe very worthy of posting here and great music if you enjoy Vangelis or other atmospheric or ambient forms of music. Hope you enjoy!

Why not check out her other material. :D

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Post by Robin Orton » 29 Jun 2014 16:24

Liked the opening bars, until the sax (?) cut in.

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Post by 14BradfordRoad » 29 Jun 2014 17:31

Robin Orton wrote:Liked the opening bars, until the sax (?) cut in.
Thanks Robin, it's all a very feely sort of ambient thing really. All recorded via sequencing
from a single keyboard, a Korg Triton, the same as the one that I experiment with myself,
although I would really struggle to achieve what Tiffany does. The synthesized sax sound,
I believe to be an edited guitar pad attempting to add some tecture to the rolling clouds intro.
It doesn't work for everyone but pleased that you enjoyed the rolling cloud intro, very soothing! :)

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Post by Robin Orton » 4 Jul 2014 08:38

Andre Popp, the composer of this, died last month. Eurovision 1960 - before the rot set in, when popular singers could really sing and you could hear the words.

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYxRIujyKgg[/youtubes]

It beat this into second place:

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2GivwSboXM[/youtubes]

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by 14BradfordRoad » 4 Jul 2014 14:28

Enjoyed the orchestral intro, then the singing started! :lol:

All seems a bit tame now against all the spectacular light shows, acrobatics and glitzy media
coverage. Who'd have thought that guy with a beard and in a dress with make up could have won it this year, did have a brilliant voice though! Wonder how they will top that next year!
[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_fJQ-aOTv4[/youtubes]
Words were very clear too Robin. :wink:

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Post by Robin Orton » 4 Jul 2014 14:54

Voice seemed very thin and adolescent compared with Bryan Johnson, and not nearly as technically accomplished as Jacqueline Boyer. And I don't think it's a very original or catchy tune. Sounded to me like a computer -generated pastiche of a number from an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

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Post by 14BradfordRoad » 4 Jul 2014 15:37

Music and singers are ever changing and new things develop with the times, obviously not always to everyones taste. All in the name of progression (and commercial interest) I suppose.
Vocal attributes and dynamics are judged very differently now but, I believe some good young singers are constantly emerging and music shouldn't stand entirely still!
Must admit I still listen to Jim Reeves amongst many other older singers as well as recent ones
too. I wonder how Bryan Johnson would have fared in 2014? I doubt he would have given Robbie Williams success story a run for it's money. He could have always gone for the beard and dress look though, it's funny just what will sell these days!

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Robin Orton » 19 Jul 2014 19:15

Another sublime twentieth century masterpiece.


[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nebe1zuEtbc[/youtubes]

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Post by Tim Lund » 23 Jul 2014 15:42

I heard a busker playing this recently in Green Park station - came third in the 1958 Eurovision

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-DVi0ugelc[/youtubes]

I think it's great song. Covered with English words by Dean Martin, but Gipsy Kings did, IMHO, and much better cover recently.
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Post by Robin Orton » 23 Jul 2014 19:51

I remember it well - the year I took my 'O' levels. I hadn't realised it was a Eurovision entry - we weren't very conscious of TV in those days, as my father wouldn't allow us to have a set in the house in case it distracted my brother and me from our studies.

This Temperance Seven number is from 1961, the year I went to university.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0UdkKH- ... r_embedded

(Sorry, youtube button doesn't seem to work for some reason.)

Better than their 'You're Driving Me Crazy' (number one in the 'hit parade'), I think.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Tim Lund » 25 Jul 2014 11:28

It being the Feast Day of St James, I thought I'd post this

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzcpUdBw7gs[/youtubes]

which is one of the first bits of jazz I came to appreciate.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Manwithaview1 » 30 Jul 2014 18:19

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl2OhSwU7XE[/youtubes]

That wave
Pulled me into your eyes
Through the greeney grey pebbles
And countless cathedrals arriving
That wave
Lift me into your mouth
Turning spires and spittle of pearls
To perplex the young diver
I flew down to the bottom of the sea
Where I questioned the fishes all about it
I was in heaven
Address cloud eleven
They danced and laughed spelling all I fell into was love
That wave
Carried me through your hair
Up from suffocate seaweed
The perfumed cushions cascading
That wave
Pushed me into your skin
Where I bathed in the promises
Giddy with planets parading
I swam down to the bottom of the sky
Where I questioned the blue birds all about it
I was in heaven
Address cloud eleven
They danced and laughed spelling all I fell into was love
That wave!
That wave
Pulled me right overboard
Into permanent morgasm
Emotional action painting
I flew down to the bottom of the sea
Where I questioned the fishes all about it
I was in heaven
Address cloud eleven
They danced and laughed spelling all I fell into was love

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by 14BradfordRoad » 30 Jul 2014 23:49

Remember this catchy XTC number from 1979 - Making plans for Nigel (Farage :lol: ):
[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXNhL4J_S00[/youtubes]

Nigel is very happy in his world!

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Manwithaview1 » 2 Aug 2014 19:27

Luckily I have most of XTC's output still on vinyl. Drums and Wires is a fantastic album as well as the following track shows

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0O4lkksFh8[/youtubes]

When you're near me I have difficulty respirating
When you're near me I have difficulty concentrating
When you're near me I have difficulty standing upright
When you're near me I have difficulty sleeping at night

I used to stand proud like a sphinx
In a noble immovable state
Then your heart nailed me under a jinx
Now I'm feeling like a jellyfish
Just a spineless wobbly jellyfish
And it's great, great, so great

I used to stand high like a pine
Just a piece of emotionless wood
When you put your body near mine
Now I'm feeling like a jellyfish
And it's good, good, so good
I used to be an iceman
Living in iceman town
So I'm warning all you cool cool icemen
You'd better be prepared to be melted right down
down
When you're near me I have difficulty

I'm still out there in Sydenham with my black XTC t shirt as you do.

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Re: Sticky music thread

Post by Manwithaview1 » 2 Aug 2014 19:58

[youtubes]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvOjdxMsBjM[/youtubes]

The man who sailed around his soul
From East to West, from pole to pole
With ego as his drunken captain
Greed, the mutineer, had trapped all reason in the hold

The man who walked across his heart
Who took no compass, guide or chart
To rope and tar his blood congealed
When he found his self revealed ugly and cold

And the sirens that sing
By your nose with its ring
They'll drag you in
For your sins

Now he sits all alone
And it's no place like home
It's empty skin
A bag to keep life's souvenirs in
The man who sailed around his soul
The man who sailed around his soul

The man who sailed around his soul
Came back again to find a hole
Where once he thought compassion and the truth
Had laid to warm his freezing carcass on return

The man who walked across his heart
Was doomed to journey from the start
Of every love affair he'd broken
All the lies he'd ever spoken
Tattooed on his arm
And the jellyfish stings
Even angels with wings
Who look too deep
And dare to peep

Now he sits all alone
Knowing flesh blood and bone
Is everything
He found the treasure he'd been seeking
The man who sailed around his soul

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