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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu May 07, 2020 10:55 pm

The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked

This is basically a 2003 remix of Let It Be, based on McCartney's opinion of what The Beatles would've actually wanted the album to sound like. IOW, what it could've been if Phil Spector hadn't been brought in after the fact to finish mixing the album and add all the overdubs (with zero band input). In addition to the "de-Spectorization", the track order has been reworked, "Don't Let Me Down" (from the same sessions) has been added, two short "filler" tracks removed, and the studio/rooftop chatter between the tracks edited out. The sound quality has also been noticeably cleaned up.

In general, I have to agree with most of the changes made here; they result in a more cohesive album. On the downside, the mix of "Let It Be" (the song) doesn't have George Harrison's guitar solo from the original album version, and IMO it is sorely missed. I've always preferred the album version to the single version of the song for the same reason.

The original version of the album will always have a special place in my heart, since it is the version I grew up listening to. But this is also a worthy addition to my music collection.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri May 08, 2020 11:50 am

WTF, Fineas! How do I stop watching your music video over and over again???: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaKzNtwPQxE
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun May 10, 2020 8:38 pm

Heart - Crazy On You
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri May 15, 2020 4:32 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat May 16, 2020 3:54 pm

Dennis DeYoung - The Best of Times
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue May 19, 2020 6:06 pm

Halfway There performed by Matt Cameron and Taylor Momsen
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 12:09 pm

Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb



Learning David Gilmour's solos in this song right now, and it's become my (temporary?) favorite song.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 12:16 pm

Why is a song from The Wall shown as coming from Dark Side?
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 1:43 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Why is a song from The Wall shown as coming from Dark Side?

Because whoever uploaded the video doesn't know what's what. :shrug:
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 5:26 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb
Learning David Gilmour's solos in this song right now, and it's become my (temporary?) favorite song.


Too bad the bass line is not nearly as exciting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKFJsxEMHMQ#t=1m20s (Guy Pratt is the primary bassist who replaced Roger, and tours with Gilmour).

Also somewhat of a hot take, but Comfortably Numb is such a bleh song from their entire catalog IMO.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 5:52 pm

SecretMaster wrote:
Also somewhat of a hot take, but Comfortably Numb is such a bleh song from their entire catalog IMO.

Probably a fair criticism, compared to so much of Pink Floyd's discography. The guitar solos are cool, though.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 6:14 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
SecretMaster wrote:
Also somewhat of a hot take, but Comfortably Numb is such a bleh song from their entire catalog IMO.

Probably a fair criticism, compared to so much of Pink Floyd's discography. The guitar solos are cool, though.


For sure. I think my favorite version is their Live 8 performance - the whole performance was tight and you could definitely feel the energy of the whole band playing together. It's the only version where when I listen to it, the sum is greater than the parts. Being able to hear the keys/organ texturing the solo really makes a huge difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_4uEaZQ2Kg Note that I'm less fond of the official Live 8 version (linked here) and prefer the original broadcast version, which seems to have disappeared from youtube sadly. The sound mixing was much more organic and less manufactured, and really captured the magic of that show better than what I linked. And yes, I've spent way too much time in my life critiquing all the versions of Comfortably Numb that exist.

Edit: Found it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljaU7YcrKAU#t=16m00s
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 6:19 pm

some of my favorite recordings are live videos I've captured on an iPhone at concerts, so I feel you. Inside the Peoria Civic Center, the iPhone mic array does a great job of echo/noise cancellation and apparently auto-adjusts the gain so it's not distorted, too. I have video of Skillet and Thousand Foot Krutch (not at the same time; different shows) that both sound great. The TFK show was recorded for video release, apparently (that's what they told the crowd, and there were cameras on cranes), but I can't find it on YouTube.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 20, 2020 6:26 pm

I think one of the best attributes of the jam scene is how many of the bands are open to tapers, and giving some tapers soundboard access. Definitely not feasible for big-name bands (sadly) filling huge venues, but smaller bands and venues. Archive.org is a treasure that I love dearly. There are several shows I've attended that have gone up and they do an amazing job of recreating the experience without sounding like total ****.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu May 21, 2020 6:45 am

 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu May 21, 2020 11:48 am

SecretMaster wrote:
I think one of the best attributes of the jam scene is how many of the bands are open to tapers, and giving some tapers soundboard access. Definitely not feasible for big-name bands (sadly) filling huge venues, but smaller bands and venues. Archive.org is a treasure that I love dearly. There are several shows I've attended that have gone up and they do an amazing job of recreating the experience without sounding like total ****.

I'm gonna have to look into that. It never occurred to me to even search.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu May 21, 2020 11:49 am

http://bt.etree.org/

If you're a phishead or a deadhead, then that's the spot. :P
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:46 am

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:12 pm

Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright

Titular song from his solo album released this past February. Beautifully composed song. Whole album is great.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:15 pm

Dust - Hard Attack

These guys never really had much of a following, and were only active for about two years (1970-1971) which is a shame because they're really quite good... kind of a combination of rock, blues, and metal.

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