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Barenboim and the orchestra have made several recordings for the Teldec and Decca labels. Do I have to spell it out? One that I've been spinning a lot recently is the new Honeydogs 10, Years and it's a good one. Kind of like a modern day Sgt. Pepper's in some respects. Conceptual with far reaching, intelligent lyrics, all wrapped in great Beatleseque melodies and elegant pop arrangements that also bring to mind Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. At times it reminds me a bit of something by Ry Cooder or John Hiatt.
Then at other times I think about Ben Folds or Jason Falkner or someone like that in the modern orchestrated pop field. As on their past albums, great production work by young veteran John Fields moves it far beyond most "indie" projects since he normally works with much more mainstream pop artists. It had a limited release last year and a full release just recently so should be widely available online.
But the underlying lyrics is really where this one breaks out from the field. He's stolen by a woman clairvoyant who understands his life has some kind of martyred purpose. She raises him under horrible circumstances, and the kid is influenced by all the bad stuff around him.
He becomes a small-time criminal, is sent to jail, has no remorse or sense of history. But then he has a near-death experience, and then a conversion experience. He realizes he has to connect himself to a higher purpose. At the time he's having these experiences, the world is undergoing an apocalyptic war led by this Brother 33 character, who is sticking his fingers into ethnic conflicts around the world. So [the test-tube guy] goes off to war, becomes a war hero, and then his genetic background is revealed to him.
He realizes he is made of some sort of engineered perfection, and if he donates his body to science, the world will basically be perfect. Kind of like "Boys in the Hood" meets "The Matrix", as one critic described it. But here the music is more important than the concept and all the songs are fully capable of standing on their own. There's some Memphis-style soul here and there, as well as Middle Eastern, Brazilian and cabaret, giving the album lots of fun and interesting shifts in tempo.
Not sure how many people around here it might appeal to, and it did take a few listens before I really started to think of it as one of my recent favorites, I think partly because I haven't been listening to this type of music much lately. But it does have similarities to the Decemberists in some respects, which I have been listening to a lot lately, so maybe it isn't too far afield from my normal indie-centric music world Cool cover too.
Adam Levy has often been employed as a social worker helping troubled kids and the cover is apparently from a poster that hangs on his wall at work. Last edited by Davey; at AM. Reason: found a fly in the vaseline. Hi dld and thanks for the welcome! I'll take some of those listening suggestions on board. Many thanks. The Kunzel on Telarc sounds like a "must have" so will definitely get that one. Another Sheffield that I have recently aquired is the Lincoln Mayorga Brahms LP, which some critics claimed when it came out was the most natural sounding piano recording ever made.
He chooses to use a Mason and Hamlin piano Steinway's great American rival in the late 's and early to mid 20th Century , which does sound wonderful, but seems to me to lack real thunderous bass. The odd thing about the recording is that the liner notes make much of the fact that the recording was done in a church, but for space reasons, the Sheffield engineers decided to run the mic cables out of the church, across the road and into an office block where they set up their equipment for recording.
Sounds like a huge opportunity for massive signal loss to me!!! Davey, it sounds great. I'm going to give it a listen and report back if I can get a copy over here. Your description is definitely very Beatles in style. Wonder if Ravi Shankar has heard it?! Originally Posted by Davey. Forgot to welcome you to our little hangout. Sooooooo, welcome! Doesn't seem like many Aussies stop by here but always fun to talk to people from around the world. Not sure how good the United Musicians label distribution is globally, but if you can find stuff by Aimee Mann then you can probably find this.
Not too many major reviews out there yet, but there are some good ones at Originally Posted by dld. Can't wait to listen to them critically. If I think of it tonight I'll check on the artist s on the drum LP. I don't know whether to attribute that to the Lux's alleged tubelike sound or those refoamed 25 yr.
Prolly a combo of all three. Upgrade-itis getting close, I see a different turntable within a year. What kind of gear are you using down under? Does that make sense? Sheffield's Drum Test is a system test record with ungodly dynamics.
This record looked and sounded essentially unplayed when I got it a month ago. It'll go into a poly outer jacket in that special section with the other Sheffield's. Pat D. Fine performances, good recordings. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.Symphonies Nos (Neue Schubert-Ausgabe numbering system) Berliner Philharmoniker/Nikolaus Harnoncourt rec. live, /06 Philharmonie, Berlin Reviewed in CD stereo BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER RECORDINGS BPHR [5 SACDs: ] “Music, with Schubert at its heart, is my daily bread. Schubert has been my constant companion.