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    There's a great thread for new classical purchases, since quite a few people here enjoy other types of music also maybe it's a good idea to have one for non-classical music as well.

    Here are some recent buys from yours truly....


    Duffy's very popular debut album Rockferry. This one is a special edition with a second cd that has seven songs on it that aren't on the album proper. About one third of the songs are very good, one third is ok and the rest isn't - although nothing (except for the last song on the bonus disc) is truly awful. The main reason why this album works is Duffy's voice which is a beautiful and soulful instrument. The production though is very glossy. This doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, but I'm curious where future releases will take her. If all goes well she could maybe be the Dusty Springfield of the early 21st century. But she may just as easily morph into the next Mariah Carey, which would be a pity for such a talented young lady. The jury is still out.





    Opinions about the prog-rock genre are widely divided. I'm sort of in the middle. I'm not a fan, but I'm not someone who hates it out of principle either. Fragile from Yes is considered a milestone of the genre by many a prog-rocker. I would give it a 7/10. I love "Roundabout" and overall it's a beautifully balanced and varied album, but for me it's not quite in the league of, say, In the Court of the Crimson King or Dark Side of the Moon from King Crimson and Pink Floyd respectively.


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    Rhydian - Rhydian was my most recent....

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    Latest non classical release purchases: jazz pianists John Taylor, 'Phases,' & Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, 'Dream Dance'-- (new this week, love 'em a lot from early playing). Big fan of both.

    1st complete recording of Rodgers/Hammerstein show 'Allegro' (just came yesterday-- one listening impressed by music more than lyrics overall: well done early appraisal).

    Pop/country/folk: Gretchen Peters and Tom Russell, 'One to the Heart, One to the Head'-- very nice song cycle of 'western' oriented songs, some old like Ian Tyson's 'Blue Mountains of Mexico' & Dylan's 'Billy 4' (fine cover of song from 'Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid' soundtrack), Jennifer Warnes's 'Prairie Melancholy' & others by Townes Van Zandt, Russell and others. Very, very nice IMO.

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    Assuming you mean western classical...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herzeleide View Post
    Assuming you mean western classical...
    Yep - this thread is intended for anything that people wouldn't list on the 'latest purchases' thread from the Classical Music Discussion board.

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    Well, I downloaded an orchestral version of the Russian song "Poljushko Polje" the day before yesterday. Made me very happy to find it! I've seen vocal (single and choir) versions and versions played on the balalaika, but this was the only purely orchestral version I've found. The only way it could have been more perfect was if the melody was carried by the cello and not the violin. But the violin was close enough. Even the tempo was close to what I wanted as "Poljushko Polje" is one of those songs with no set tempo. It can go from fast & lively to slow & sonorous.

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    Last non-classical I bought was a collection of Japanese marching songs from WWII.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Last thing I got something non classical was a demo tape by Peste Noire.
    "When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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    Metal:



    Jazz:


    Progressive rock/metal/Indian Carnatic classical:
    “If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.”
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    Can it be as good as some of their other albums? According to the reviews it's even better!

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    I love both these disks. Sowmya is amazing.

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    This may be a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway: how do you post these CD covers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danae View Post
    This may be a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway: how do you post these CD covers?
    It's on the tool bar above the box wherein you type the message, the fifth from the one on the far right.

    Alternatively, you could just type [IMG] [/IMG] between the address.

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    Testing, testing, one-two-three. If this works, thanks Herzeleide. If it doesn't thanks anyway.

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