). - 10/20/2017 10:15 PM
"Avoid this CD. One song with a non-rap mix and it sucks. I thought it had other songs. 0/5 rating!"
). - 10/17/2017 7:03 PM
"There are definitely a few noteworthy, rarely on 80's comp songs here. Definitely worth it. I'm on my 2nd copy!
Blondie - Rapture
J. Geils Band - Centerfold
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
Billy Squier - The Stroke
A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
Marty Balin - Hearts
April Wine - Just Between You And Me
Little River Band - The Night Owls
Pat Benatar - Fire And Ice
Gino Vannelli -Living Inside Myself
Terri Gibbs - Somebodys's Knockin'"
). - 10/15/2017 4:34 PM
"Hey, It's The Diamond. His music is always beautiful. Enough said."
). - 10/13/2017 5:36 PM
"From the Amazon description of this set: "All are newly recorded versions or live in concert performances of your favorite 50s hits...""
"Pretty bad. Very disappointed."
|Snarky Puppy, David Crosby, Charlie Hunter, Becca Stevens, Salif Keita, Terence Blanchard, Michelle Willis, Chris Turner, Jacob Collier, Laura Mvula, Jeff Coffin, Väsen, Knower, Ivan Neville, Carlos Malta, Jason Marsalis, Nigel Hall|
Family Dinner Vol. 2 [CD/DVD Combo]
Label: Ground Up
Release Date: 2/12/2016
. - 10/10/2017 5:26 PM
"I think this was probably the best swap ever. Not only was the music tuneful, technically excellent and influenced by styles from around the world, but it just captures the imagination. I was surprised to see a DVD included, which is even better, and contains interviews with the musicians and music that wasn't included on the CD. Highly, highly recommended. I'm probably going to actually buy some additional copies for friends and family, as this one ain't leaving my collection. (Sorry, wish lister!)"
). - 10/9/2017 2:57 PM
The Christmas Song
Silver Bells (LIVE)
Here Comes Santa Claus
At The Christmas Ball
Old Sam's Christmas Pudding
I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus
Ave Maria (LIVE)
The Cradle Song Of The Virgin
I'll Be Home For Christmas
The Andrews Sisters
Let's Start The New Year Right
Silent Night (LIVE)"
). - 10/8/2017 2:09 PM
"1. I'm Ready - Elton John
2. This Magic Moment/Dance With Me - Rick James
3. For Your Precious Love - Michael McDonald
4. Fever - Chaka Khan
5. Ten Commandments of Love, The - Howard Hewett
6. I Wanna Be Your Girl - Manhattan Transfer
7. It's Just a Matter of Time - Randy Travis
8. Mr. Lee - The Pointer Sisters
9. Roll With Me Henry - Christine McVie & Friends
10. Goodnight My Love - El DeBarge"
"Joe Jackson's part 2 to Night & Day is a faithful yet unpretentious follow-up to one of the best albums from the early 80's. The lyrics are interesting and honest and creative. And the music -- wow, the music! Awesome and beautiful. (It's music that could soundtrack a stroll through the city streets.) Joe's voice is as passionate, gritty and at times lovely as ever; and the voice of Marianne Faithful on one of the best (and strangest) tracks is hauntingly beautiful and freakishly sexy. I was a big fan of Night & Day in the early 1980's, and I'm a fan of this gorgeous follow-up. 5 stars!"
"Have waited a long time to be offered this cd through swapacd. Couldn't be more pleased with the condition of the cd and liners - all intact and in very good condition. Thank you so much!"
). - 10/6/2017 11:32 PM
How many compilations feature not one but TWO tracks by Screamin' Lord Sutch?! I ask you.
Wild Thing:The Troggs
Run for Your Life: Eric Burdon
The Stroll: The Diamonds
Young Blood: The Coasters
Chantilly Lace: Tommy Bruce
Spooky: Dennis Yost
See You Later, Alligator: Bill Haley
Monster Rock: Screaming Lord Sutch
Out of Limits: The Marketts
Rock and Shock: Screaming Lord Sutch
"...Confident, Sexy, Celebratory, Fun, Nocturnal, Rollicking, Swaggering..."
So says allmusic, and can't argue with that!"
). - 10/6/2017 11:13 PM
"Brass excellence from the Republic of Benin. Gangbé Brass Band blends West African jůjú and traditional Vodou music with Western jazz and big-band. The ten-member band plays Trumpet, trombone, and tuba, West African percussion and vocals.
"Gangbé" means "sound of metal" in the Fon language.
). - 10/6/2017 2:41 PM
"a few of these aren't often on 80's comps. I got it for #'s 5 and 10. # 9 and # 6 were added bonuses
1. We Built This City - Jefferson Starship
2. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
3. Who's Zoomin' Who - Aretha Franklin
4. Private Eyes - Daryl Hall/John Oates
5. You Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester
6. Funky Town - Pseudo Echo
7. Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmies
8. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
9. Waiting For A Star to Fall - boy meets Girl
10. 65 Love Affair - Paul Davis"
). - 10/6/2017 1:13 AM
"From CD Baby:
An eclectic collection of tunes from songwriter/guitarist Lars Mortensen with band Son of Mars. From ultra mellow acoustics, soulful spaced out deepness, to hard straight rock.
For more information and samples: https://sonofmars.bandcamp.com/album/follow-the-feeling. Artist's blog: http://www.sonofmars.com/larsblog/"
). - 10/6/2017 1:01 AM
"From Important Records:
A contemporary of Ken Nordine and Lenny Bruce, Jacobs honed an individual style that was droll and laid-back but winked at you at the same time. On his recordings for Folkways, World Pacific, and Fantasy, as well as on his private label MEA, the world of Jacobs is an audio collage that embraces many cultures and sensibilities. This CD/DVD collection pays homage to Jacobs’ creative play, presenting recovered and restored audio as well as rare animated films that will give you a taste of this man’s special talents.
From the early 1950s into the 1970s, Jacobs experimented with tape music, staged the early surround sound and visual spectacle Vortex (with artist Jordan Belson), and developed an array of absurd characters that would pop up as crank callers, relaxation coaches, or upside-down smiling instructors.
Henry Jacobs is a sound artist and improviser par excellence. His influential recordings as well as collaborative projects resonate with an irreverent sense of humor and a love for musics of the world.
For more infomation and reviews: http://importantrecords.com/special-editions/henry-jacobs-weird-wide-world-henry-jacobs-cddvd"
). - 10/5/2017 8:17 PM
"Incredible selection, original versions, plus the 14 minute version of Santa Esmerelda!! So many lost hits here. Totally worth the price! Jeans on by David Dundas, Rocky by Austin Roberts, Get up and boogie long version, I'm Doing fine now, by New York City, Let Her In, by john Travolta, rock N Roll Lullaby by BJ Thomas! And others. Really great selection of not often compiled 70's hits"
). - 10/1/2017 5:39 PM
"1. "Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree" (Amy Grant)
2. "O Come All Ye Faithful" (Chicago)
3. "Another Christmas Song" (Jethro Tull)
4. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (Dionne Warwick)
5. "Deck the Halls" (Neil Sedaka)
6. "The Gift of Hope" (Mary Hart)
7. "Go Tell It On the Mountain" (Don McLean)
8. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (The Pointer Sisters)
9. "Heroes" (Kenny Rogers)
10. "O Holy Night" (Donny Osmand)
11. "Angels We Have Heard On High" (Jeffrey Osborne"
12. "Good King Wenceslas" (John Tesh)
13. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Mannheim Steamroller)
14. "Our Blessed Savior Has Come" (Carman)
15. "Silent Night" (Melissa Manchester)
16. "Twelve Days of Christmas" (The Sinatra Family)
17. "Carol of the Bells" (Four Seasons)
18. "Away In the Manger" (Willie Nelson)
19. "Dear Santa Please" (Marilyn McCoo)
20. "Auld Lang Syne" (Lou Rawls)"
). - 10/1/2017 11:23 AM
"From Important Records:
"People tend to assume humpback whale song just a "whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooh" and leave it at that. But if you sit down and listen to a complete humpback performance you will find that the long moan is only one note in a complex composition, with distinct phrases, repetition, structure, organization, shape and form akin to many kinds of human music. This is no random outburst of cries and whispers, but a song with power, verve, identity, and design.
It is a desire to go beyond memory and into the sounds of reality that has led us to release New Songs of the Humpback Whale, which aims to gather the best recent recordings of scientists and whale listeners the globe over to give all of us a chance to assess what has happened to whale song over the past few decades. One can hear gradual changes in humpback song from year to year, with some phrases lengthening, others shortening, others disappearing altogether as new variations appear. The change can be heard month to month, and even week to week within a single season. Today's whale songs should sound quite different from what he fondly remembers from the sixties. But is their musical culture going downhill? Or is it on the rise? Or just changing? Can we humans even tell the difference?
To tell the difference infographic designer Michael Deal has created a new way to visualize humpback whale song, based on sonograms familiar to sound scientist but simplified into colorful glyphs making the structure of this grand underwater music easier to understand than ever before.
Though humpback whale song did not evolve for humans to appreciate, it may be no accident that we do. Upon hearing the great song for the first time, whale scientist Roger Payne said he heard the size of the ocean, "as if I had walked into a dark cave to hear wave after wave of echoes cascading back from the darkness beyond.... That's what whales do, give the ocean its voice."'
For more information, reviews: http://importantrecords.com/imprec/imprec433"
). - 10/1/2017 11:21 AM
"From Important Records:
"Genuinely breathtaking" - Aesthetica Magazine
"A surrealistic meditation on the way that different environments encroach on each other" - Financial Times
"The Terrestrial Sea is an important work because of what it represents: the acute awareness that arrives when the senses are used to their fullest extent" - A Closer Listen
Mark Lyken is an Artist, Composer and Filmmaker based in rural Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.
He creates musical and sound pieces, film, paintings and installations.
The Cromarty Firth is an inlet of the North Sea in the Highlands of Scotland. It is an important and protected natural habitat of seabirds and marine mammals, yet it is also an essential berth of the Oil and Tourism industries. Based in a field station ideally located at the Cromarty Lighthouse, Ecologists from the University of Aberdeen study how natural and man-made environmental changes influence the behaviour and populations of the Firth's protected species.
In 2012 Lyken was Artist in residence at the Lighthouse Field Station where he worked alongside the Ecologists and recorded The Terrestrial Sea album. He returned to Cromarty in 2014 to collaborate on a companion film with award-winning Filmmaker Emma Dove.
The Terrestrial Sea is the culmination of that work, highlighting the diverse and ever-changing environments that the Ecologists are studying through music and film.
A link to watch the film is contained within the CD packaging.
The Terrestrial Sea is deeply imbued with a sense of place. Whilst sonically evoking the drama and beauty of the land and seascapes of the Cromarty Firth it also explores the tensions that exist surrounding the natural and industrial world. The music combines real world, electronic and processed sounds, creating a sometimes incongruous soundworld of corroded melodies, percussive clangs, drilling platform drones, pile driving booms, intensifying boat noise, local voices, the simulated sounds of weather and the ever-present sea itself.
For more information, reviews: http://importantrecords.com/imprec/imprec437"
). - 10/1/2017 11:19 AM
"From Important Records:
"Gorgeous electronic collaboration between Jacob Kirkegaard and Else Marie Pade. Urgent CD reissue of the sold out LP edition. This CD includes a beautiful 15 minute bonus track not included on the LP release.
Else Marie Pade (born December 2, 1924 in Aarhus) is a Danish composer who pioneered electronic and concrete music in Denmark beginning in 1954 . Pade was active in the resistance movement during the Second World War, and was interned at the Frřslev prison camp from 1944 till the end of the war. An archival collection of Else Marie Pade's electronic work is now available on Important Records.
Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard's works are focused on scientific and aesthetic aspects of sonic perception. He explores acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible to the immediate ear. Kirkegaard's installations, compositions & photographs are created from within a variety of environments such as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, a rotating TV tower, and even sounds from the human inner ear itself."
For more information, reviews: http://importantrecords.com/imprec/imprec382"
). - 10/1/2017 11:16 AM
"From Important Records:
"The first Seven Storey Mountain featured the odd pairing of British improv legend Paul Lytton and avant-rock icon David Grubbs. This second version is played by a trio that has worked together more regularly in different constellations. Yeh works with Corsano in Paul Flaherty's trio and with me in a trio with Tall Firs drummer Ryan Sawyer. Corsano has also worked with me in a new trio with saxophone iconoclast Evan Parker. There is a different kind of communication here, more organic and slowly moving over the tape material, which has new elements in it as well. Add to that, the beautiful mastering work of Mell Detmer and I think it has turned out as a heavy, dark, and beautifully rich record." Nate Wooley, Jan. 2011"
For more information, and reviews: http://importantrecords.com/imprec/imprec330"
). - 10/1/2017 11:12 AM
"From Important Records:
Ashley Paul is a performer and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation. Her solo albums have received high praise being chosen in Wire Magazine "Top 50 Releases of 2013, Pitchfork "Best Experimental sounds of 2013", first on Byron Coley and Thurston Moore's "Tongue Top Ten" in Arthur Magazine and included on NPR's All Songs Considered "Best of 2010". She has been interviewed or featured in Wire Magazine, BOMB, Gonzo (circus), Dummy, The Quietus, Ad Hoc, Spex, The Sound Projector and Foxy Digitalis.
For more information and reviews: http://importantrecords.com/imprec/imprec413-0"
). - 10/1/2017 11:09 AM
"From Important Records:
"Each "triptych" is based around a simple, slow-moving melodic line, which repeats three times with the addition of a harmonic line upon each repetition, culminating in a three part harmony. Triptychs: Variations On A Melody takes inspiration from Erik Satie's compositions Gymnopédies and his notion of "furniture music," which many consider a precursor to contemporary ambient music.
Tags: ambient drone experimental furniture music minimalist neoclassical post-rock shoegaze Berlin
released September 16, 2014
Aidan Baker - guitars, melodica
Leah Buckareff - electric bass
David Nesselhauf - acoustic bass
Katie English - flute
Rose Bolton - violin
Peter Broderick - violin, piano
Angela Chan - viola
Julia Kent - cello
Felicia Atkinson - organ
Aki Yakamoto - piano"
"IMHO, the best of album from the James Gang. Joe was at his best with melodic rock."
). - 9/29/2017 10:12 PM
"A very cool lineup of tracks here. Can't beat this playlist!
1 –Bobby Darin More
2 –Peggy Lee What A Little Moonlight Can Do
3 –Renato Carosone Tu Vuo Fa L-Americano
4 –8˝ Souvenirs Happy Feet
5 –Paris Combo Living Room
6 –Martin Denny Quiet Village
7 –Karl Zéro I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
8 –Sophia Loren Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo
9 –Pink Martini Amado Mio
10 –Elliott Easton's Tiki Gods Mr. Lucky
11 –Edwyn Collins Witchcraft
12 –Keely Smith Cocktails For Two"