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Simply the Best

Post 41

Bluebottle

Best Ofs listened to so far:
smiley - musicalnoteThe Best Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Nat 'King' Cole, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Tom Jones… And Friends Album in the World …Ever!
smiley - musicalnoteThe Best of Bob Dylan
smiley - musicalnoteThe Best of Bond… James Bond (smiley - cdouble)
smiley - musicalnoteThe Best of Buddy Holly
smiley - musicalnoteThe Best of David Bowie

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Simply the Best

Post 42

Bluebottle

smiley - musicalnoteBest of Rod Stewart
smiley - musicalnoteBest of the Corrs
smiley - musicalnoteBest of Wham! If You Were There
smiley - musicalnoteBest Sixties in the World… Ever!
smiley - musicalnoteBest Sixties in the World… Ever! II
smiley - musicalnoteBest Sixties in the World… Ever! III

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Simply the Best

Post 43

Icy North

If you have Best of Bowie, I seriously recommend picking up a couple of his early albums. My personal favourites are Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs. As a Beatles fan, you’d appreciate the musicality and originality.


Simply the Best

Post 44

Bluebottle

That's a good point – I'll have to look out for more Bowie. Particularly as I broke his heart once smiley - brokenheart (don't see A87865906 for an explanation)
I only have a couple more albums of his.

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Simply the Best

Post 45

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

I bagsy Blackstar as one in the list of Bs smiley - evilgrin

I'll try Blade Film Soundtrack
Blue Danube
Big Hits - Rolling Stones
Bridge Over Troubled Water

I have a Wham compilation, too (although I don't think it's that one as I don't recognise the title...) - a key part of the soundtrack of the 1980s smiley - cool


Simply the Best

Post 46

Bluebottle

smiley - wowBlackstar
smiley - blueBlade Film Soundtrack
smiley - blueBlue Danube
smiley - oksmiley - cdoubleBig Hits - Rolling Stones
smiley - blueBridge Over Troubled Water

You guessed 'Blackstar' by Bowie correctly - I suspect you sneakily looked at the Bowie blog even though I told you not to, but then I sang even though Bowie told me not to.smiley - tongueout

I don't have a whole album dedicated to the Blue Danube Waltz but there's a few tracks of it on my 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack.
And I have three Rolling Stones 'Best Of' compilations – 'Forty Licks', 'Hot Rocks 1964-1971' and 'Rolled Gold' so I'll give you triple points for that.

Icy: 33
Sasha: 24

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Best Left in the Past

Post 47

Bluebottle

Today I've finally escaped from the Best:
smiley - musicalnoteBest: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7 – S Club 7 (the kids love it)
smiley - musicalnoteBlackstar – David Bowie
smiley - musicalnoteBlind Before I Stop – Meat Loaf
smiley - musicalnoteBlonde on Blonde – Bob Dylan
smiley - musicalnoteBlood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan
smiley - musicalnoteBlue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (recorded two weeks before his death)
smiley - musicalnoteBohemian Rhapsody – Queen

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Best Left in the Past

Post 48

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - ok

"I suspect you sneakily looked at the Bowie blog even though I told you not to, but then I sang even though Bowie told me not to. smiley - tongueout "

Yes - my poker face wasn't very good smiley - evilgrinsmiley - laugh

Ah, I noticed you rescued an Entry about S Club 7 but didn't guess that you had an album too smiley - laugh


Putting the Boot In

Post 49

Bluebottle

I do indeed have one of their albums – 20p that S Club 7 Greatest Hits CD cost me, 20p!smiley - 2cents

Today I'm listening to authorised bootlegs. Bob Dylan has the distinction of being the most bootlegged musician in history, with unauthorised recordings of his such big business that it led to the US making a federal copyright law, rather than leaving each state having its own copyright laws as was the case previously. This is mainly for two reasons – Bob hates to repeat himself so would often change his songs considerably when performing them live and between live performances in the same tour. He also was extremely prolific and in the 60s and 70s would record 2 or 3 albums' worth of material for each album he made, typically releasing the last songs he recorded rather than a selection of the best ones. With many top-notch songs and unique versions of classic songs, not released officially, bootleggers had a field day. But now Columbia (his record company) have started officially releasing a series of this material under the title 'The Bootleg Series'.

smiley - musicalnoteBootleg Series vol 4 – The 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert*
smiley - musicalnoteBootleg Series vol 5 – Bob Dylan Live 1975
smiley - musicalnoteBootleg Series vol 8 – Tell Tale Signs – Rare and Unreleased
smiley - musicalnoteBootleg Series vol 12 – The Cutting Edge

*The 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert was actually recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall to be an official potential live album of what Dylan was doing now. By the time the recordings had been compiled ready to release as an album, Dylan had recorded and released two new electric albums and the live recordings sounded very old in comparison. Though it wasn't originally officially released, bootleggers got hold of the recordings and released it as a successful record under the incorrect title 'Royal Albert Hall'.

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Putting the Boot In

Post 50

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Now that's what I call good value for money smiley - 2centssmiley - ok

Sounds like that might make an interesting Entry about Bob Dylan and the bootlegs... I have one Queen bootleg 'Queen In Nuce' but also have the official bootleg that was released in a box set with pen and notepaper.


Putting the Boot In

Post 51

Bluebottle

It is an interesting topic, but not one for me to write about 'cos I only have four of the 14 (to date) Bootleg series and a few other official releases of previously bootlegged live performances and not the bootlegs themselves. And the one album in the series I particularly wanted - 'vol 10 – Another Self Portrait: Deluxe Edition' - is ridiculously expensive.smiley - wah

Incidentally, if you wanted to compare the 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall performance released as The 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert and compare it to his performance at the Royal Albert Hall, in 2016 'The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert' was released as part of the 36-disc '1966 Live Recordings' album. (Funnily enough 2016 is fifty years after 1966 – it is almost as if it was released purely to extend the copyright and prevent the material becoming public domain...)

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Born Brothers

Post 52

Bluebottle

Today's music – this is the plan of what I hope to get through today:

smiley - musicalnote'Born on a Pirate Ship' – Barenaked Ladies
smiley - musicalnote'Borrowed Heaven' – The Corrs
smiley - musicalnote'Braver Than We Are' – Meat Loaf
smiley - musicalnote'Bridges to Babylon' – The Rolling Stones
smiley - musicalnote'Bringing it All Back Home' – Bob Dylan
smiley - musicalnote'Brothers in Arms' – Dire Straits

So tomorrow we start off with 'C' so start getting your C votes in now! (And before you ask albums titled 'Carols' are being ignored, absolutely splendid though Victor Hely-Hutchinson's 'Carol Symphony' and Steeleye Span's 'Carols and Capers' etc are).

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Born Brothers

Post 53

Icy North

Carry on up the Charts - Beautiful South
Chariots of Fire -Vangelis
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard-Paul McCartney
Cloud Nine-George Harrison
Country Life-Roxy Music


Born Brothers

Post 54

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Depends on the Entry - you could write something about Bob Dylan and the Bootlegs in general as you already know general information about how they came about?

Anyway, I'm not well versed in C Albums but I'll try:

Cabaret Soundtrack
Cilla
Coast to Coast
Collection of Beatles Oldies (A)
Couldn't Have Said It Better


A C Change

Post 55

Bluebottle

Today I am mostly hearing:
smiley - musicalnoteCaniadaeth Y Cysegr O Jerusalem – A record of Welsh hymns sung by a choir that my Nana was a member of, so not one I was expecting anyone to be able to guess.
smiley - musicalnoteCatching Tales – Jamie Callum (the five point answer)
smiley - musicalnoteChaos and Creation in the Backyard – Paul McCartney
smiley - musicalnoteCher's Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 (my wife's – I really don't like post-80s Cher)
smiley - musicalnoteChoba B CCCP – Paul McCartney
smiley - musicalnoteClassic Queen

Icy:
smiley - blueCarry on up the Charts - Beautiful South
smiley - blueChariots of Fire -Vangelis
smiley - wowChaos and Creation in the Backyard-Paul McCartney
smiley - blueCloud Nine-George Harrison
smiley - blueCountry Life-Roxy Music
I really should stock up on more George Harrison albums…

Sasha:
smiley - blueCabaret Soundtrack
smiley - blueCilla – Sheridan Smith/Cilla Black
smiley - ok(Live) Coast to Coast – The Beatles
smiley - yikesCollection of Beatles Oldies (A)
smiley - okCouldn't Have Said It Better – Meat Loaf

Sneaky Sasha! I've already given you a point for 'Beatles Oldies, A Collection of' and now you’re trying to get points again for the same album as 'Collection of Beatles Oldies, A'. If later on when we get to 'O' you suggest 'Oldies, A Collection of Beatles' I'll start awarding minus points.smiley - tongueout
Anyway, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that 'Coast to Coast' meant 'Live Coast to Coast' by the Beatles. Obviously I don't have any Westlife.

Icy should be able to guess/remember the next five-point answer…

Icy: 36
Sasha: 26

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A C Change

Post 56

Icy North

smiley - applause Sasha

For tomorrow:

Classic Rock
Close Encounters OST
Colour By Numbers - Culture Club
Complete Madness
Crime of the Century - Supertramp


A C Change

Post 57

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - laugh Sorry - I definitely now know the album doesn't begin with O, but I was having a sneaky stab at trying for 3 - 1 = 2 points with 'Collection'! smiley - rofl

Lovely that you have something less well-known but meaningful about your Nana smiley - biggrin

Thank you for the benefit of the doubt on Coast to Coast - that was a very wild guess that was definitely unrelated to Westlife...

Aha! Classic Queen - excellent smiley - ok I forgot about that one

I'll say:

Clutching at Straws - Marillion (a very apt album title!)
Claire by Claire Sweeney (I own that one but I guess it is unlikely you do, as she is from Up North and I bought the album after I met her)
Closing Time - Tom Waits
Clouds - Jomi Mitchell
Collection of Great Dance Songs (A) - Pink Floyd


A C Change

Post 58

Bluebottle

Icy:
smiley - blueClassic Rock
smiley - wahClose Encounters OST – So close!
smiley - blueColour By Numbers - Culture Club
smiley - oksmiley - discoComplete Madness
smiley - blueCrime of the Century - Supertramp

Sasha:
smiley - blueClutching at Straws - Marillion (a very apt album title!)
smiley - blueClaire - Claire Sweeney
smiley - blueClosing Time - Tom Waits
smiley - blueClouds - Jomi Mitchell – I assume you mean Joni Mitchell?
smiley - blueCollection of Great Dance Songs, A - Pink Floyd

Icy, You were so close to the five points with 'Close Encounters Official Soundtrack', but only of the first or second kind. As I've given Sasha the benefit of the doubt before I'll allow you a point for it, as well as points 'Complete Madness' as I have three Madness Greatest Hits albums, 'It's Madness', 'It's Madness Too' and 'Divine Madness'.

So today I'm listening to:
smiley - musicalnote'Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other Disco Galactic Themes' by Geoff and his smiley - love Orchestra
smiley - musicalnote'Collection' – The Moody Blues
smiley - musicalnote'Collection, The' – The Band
smiley - musicalnote'Collection' – Buddy Holly
smiley - musicalnote'Come on Over' – Shania Twain

You can still guess which artists I have Best of/Greatest Hits albums of (under the wide variety of names) at any time. I also only have another five 'C' albums so it is open season on guessing Ds.

Icy: 40
Sasha: 26

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A C Change

Post 59

Icy North

Agh, I’ve been Geoff Love’d smiley - yikes


A C Change

Post 60

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - laughsmiley - ok

smiley - applause Icy


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