Monday, May 21, 2012

Music - how many of these do you have ?

This one's spotted from the Facebook feed :-) And from the TBB blog (post linked here) too. The theme of the meme is "What's in your cd wallet ?" and asks :

Name a cd you own that no one else on your friends list does. (This will get linked on to my Facebook as soon as I post)

That sets the boundaries as things like - no mainstream, unusual albums and avoiding everyone else's favourites.

First on the list and my banker has to be Attic Vaults 1 by Alisha's Attic. I've mentioned this one before, it's a collection of half finished demos and songs that never made B-side or album. And honestly, they should have. It's an ultra rare album and it still has some excellent songs on it. Oh ! Here's one of the best on Youtube.

Michelle Shocked - Texas Campfire Tapes
Gene Roddenberry & Co - Star Trek Motion Picture convention tapes
(it came as a freebie with the Motion Picture soundtrack)
Cardigans - iTunes original collection
(think greatest hits but with interviews that make it more than just a track collection)
Norah Jones - iTunes original collection
(and I am cheating with that last pair)

Ennio Morricone soundtracks - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. I have this movie recorded and need to watch it again soon. Watched it first as a kid with my dad, brother and sister and we were transfixed from start to finish. Brilliant movie.
Basil Poledouris ain't bad either - the Conan The Barbarian (with Arnie, not Jason) soundtrack is special.

Duffy - Rockferry. No. Not the main album, the bonus disc :-)
Everything But The Girl - Baby, the Stars Shine Tonight. And there's a good reason no one else will have this
Pink Floyd - Animals.
Bix Beiderbecke - The Beiderbecke Affair. Soundtrack from a brilliant series from the 80s.
The Best Rock Ballads ... Ever - collection disc
Morcheeba - Blood Like Lemonade (this is one of the new ones)
T'Pau - Rage. Probably a better album than their first but with less stand-out tracks.

Hannah Peel - The Broken Wave. If you like female vocals and haven't got this ? Check it out NOW.

Seasonal :
Elaine Paige - Christmas
Joan Baez - Noel
Hannah Peel - Hey Santa
(moving swiftly on ...)

Chopin's Preludes
Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance marches (am a sucker for singing along to Last Night of the Proms)
2001 soundtrack
Peer Gynt by Grieg

Cults by the Cults - another new one but I don't think they got as trendy as fast as The XX.
Little Boots - Hands. If you don't have this in your collection, it's a tragedy.
Voice of The Beehive - Honey Lingers. This has the track "I'm Shooting Cupid" and sometimes lately, I feel like shooting him too !
Sleeper - Smart. I have all their albums now.
Dubstar - Pleased to Meet You. Same with Dubstar :-) Sarah Makes It Better.
All About Eve - Return To Eden. To be honest, the only thing that makes this raid into the AAE back catalogue worth it is the Devil Woman cover. Grab the live albums instead if you want a collection.

Buffy - Once More With Feeling. Ok, I know at least one friend will have this (RCA!)
Star Wars soundtracks - Ep1 and the old movies. 7 cds.
Sucker Punch soundtrack - surprisingly well matched to a movie I must watch again after the latest Star Wars rewatching.
Mindy Gledhill - The Sum Of All Grace. Open, honest, personal religion can be very beautiful.

And I'll close with an Edie Brickell album that I grew up with and got close to wearing out : Ghost Of A Dog.

PS RIP Robin Gibb - sadly I have no Bee Gees in my collection ... at all !

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