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« Reply #2040 on: May 09, 2020, 05:59:26 PM »


A friend alerted me to this cover of "The Sound Of Silence"

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/1n-U4h2CYwI&rel=1" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/1n-U4h2CYwI&rel=1</a>

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« Reply #2041 on: May 10, 2020, 01:08:44 PM »

Wow, the singer's voice gives this song a power that S&G could never approach. Thanks Obi.

One of my favorite S&G songs, which I don't think was ever released as a single, from their first album.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/elACeCoKr8w&rel=1" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/elACeCoKr8w&rel=1</a>
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« Reply #2042 on: May 11, 2020, 02:36:57 PM »

Wow, the singer's voice gives this song a power that S&G could never approach. Thanks Obi.


Yes, I thought that as well. There aren't many covers that I think can equal let alone improve on the original but this is one that I can enjoy as an alternative to the original.

Having said that, as a life long Dylan fan, I must admit that some of the covers of his songs are better than the original.





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« Reply #2043 on: May 26, 2020, 10:48:31 PM »

anybody up for a drive on a beautiful tuesday afternoon?

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« Reply #2044 on: June 05, 2020, 03:03:28 PM »

Greatest Hits of Deodato. Absolutely brilliant. Here's a YT playlist, though I am on Prime Music.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG9jLl6Ldd_gJ8vwZKDPOmudIuLp-EMiS
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« Reply #2045 on: June 13, 2020, 04:44:46 PM »

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/i_sYOlNqW0Q&rel=1" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/i_sYOlNqW0Q&rel=1</a>
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« Reply #2046 on: June 13, 2020, 06:26:00 PM »


Yesterday I read about a tribute cover by Olivia Newton-John of the Carpenters' song "Rainy Days and Mondays." She and Karen Carpenter were very close friends, and she recorded her version in 2004.

I gave it a listen, and her voice was very weak and fragile, reflective of the fact that she was then in her mid-50s, about 30 years after she first appeared on the scene, and she had been ravaged both physically and emotionally by a bout of breast cancer. But it was still an interesting cover, since it is very sweet and wistful, reflective of the fact that she was older, sadder, and wiser.

Then I dug out my Carpenters Greatest Hits CD, and put it on. While I wasn't alive at the time, the Carpenters dominated 1970s music. They had a total of 27 songs that appeared on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart, three of which reached the #1 spot (“Top of the Word,” their cover of “Please Mr. Postman,” and “Close to You”), and several others that reached the Top 10. "Rainy Days and Mondays" reached the #2 spot, but was kept from reaching #1 by Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move."

The Carpenters are deemed by many to be the epitome of bad 70s pop music. They were, indeed, a pop group, and their songs are indeed pop songs. But Karen Carpenter had an absolutely amazing voice. It was incredibly lush and rich, and she could use it to interpret many different genres of music. And her brother's layered harmonies perfectly complemented her singing.

I know most of the songs, since my Mom was a big Carpenters fan, and their music was part of the soundtrack of my formative years. And it was wonderful to hear it all again!





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« Reply #2047 on: June 13, 2020, 08:14:30 PM »

Karen Carpenter was praised for her 3-octave contralto vocal range. Her drumming abilities were viewed positively by other musicians and critics. Her struggles with eating disorders would later raise awareness of anorexia and body dysmorphia. When she died of a cardiac arrest, she weighed only 108 pounds. Their music was considered soft rock.
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« Reply #2048 on: June 14, 2020, 12:38:45 PM »


I fell in love with Karen Carpenter's voice long before ever seeing what she looked like. She's been gone now for 37 years, and would have turned 70 years old this past March.

She could be a poster girl to represent so many who were taken from us far too soon.

I won't even try to list any others because I'd end up leaving too many out. I'm sure each of us could name several right off the top of our head.

RIP KC. I'm going to dig out my own copy of The Carpenters Greatest Hits.  Cry

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« Reply #2049 on: July 25, 2020, 11:44:26 AM »

Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Strett. This is the album version which is approximately 2 minutes longer than the single's version so there is more of the brilliant saxophone plus of course the guitar and keyboard solos. Enjoy!!!

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« Reply #2050 on: August 01, 2020, 10:07:03 AM »

Grabbed a dedicated MP3 player a couple weeks ago (yes, genuinely. It's honestly been a fantastic purchase decision) and I've loaded it up with a lot of music and I just let it shuffle and that's a lot of music so to narrow it down to more recent acquisitions, I nabbed albums from STARSET, Nothing More, Bring Me The Horizon, and Apashe and I cycled a lot between those albums.
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« Reply #2051 on: August 01, 2020, 03:09:38 PM »

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« Reply #2052 on: August 01, 2020, 07:10:03 PM »

English Settlement, a studio album by British pop group XTC, released in 1982

Inspired me to listen again to “Dear God” from Skylarking (1986).  Those were some good years.
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« Reply #2053 on: August 05, 2020, 06:44:39 PM »

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« Reply #2054 on: August 09, 2020, 05:20:57 PM »

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