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TW3 – Week 7

Well we’re quite a way into Week 8 of 2015, so I guess I’d better post my TW3 – Week 7! So what have I been up to on the music front?

First off I’ve got to mention the latest album I’ve purchased, it’s the latest by The Decemberists called What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World






I can’t remember when I first got into The Decemberists, but I remember that The Hazards of Love album was the first that I bought. Since then I’ve downloaded all their releases before then and every one since. Up to now my favorite album has been The King Is Dead, which features June Hymn, an absolute gem of a song! But having heard What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World this album could well become my new favorite. For a cracking review of the album from Jordan Blum on Popmatters, click here.

I downloaded another great sampler album, this time from NormalTown RecordsIt’s their  Spring 2015 sampler. It’s a cracking selection and you can read more about it here.

NewWestNormaltown Records - 2015 Spring Sampler






I acquired yet more vinyl, this time from “Good Ole Stuf'”, who have a stall in an Antiques store in Waynesville, Ohio. I got  Relayer by Yes, Arc of a Diver by Steve Winwood and Even in the Quietest Momentsby Supetramp. More about those when I upload them to my computer.









A bit of a quiet week, but still plenty of great music! And I’m finishing this post on February 26th, so never mind TW3 Week 7, it’s about time for TW3 Week 8!

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Steve Winwood – Talking Back to the Night

Talking Back to the Night by Steve Winwood is the latest record I’ve uploaded to my computer. I bought the album, last week, at the Black Plastic record store, which has a brilliant collection of old and new vinyl.

Steve Winwood - Talking Back to the Night










I first heard Talking Back to the Night pretty soon after it was first released in August 1982. A guy I used to knock around with back in the early eighties was a big music fan, and I remember hearing this round at his house and borrowing the album a few days later. I think I taped it on to a cassette (remember them?), but I’ve long since lost it, along with all my other old cassettes.

The most well known track from the album is Valerie, which appeared on many a “soft rock” compilation. In fact I have it on a Soft Rock Anthems CD. My favorite track though is the title track, Talking Back To The Night (Remix Version), which I’m going to add to My Imaginary Jukebox.

Having listened to the album again, I’m glad I bought it (for the grand total of $1.95 plus tax!), and it was good to listen to it again, but I can’t see me playing it on a regular basis.

Here’s the remixed version of Talking Back To The Night (Remix Version)


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TW3 Week 6

Well no posts this week, but still plenty going on in my world of music, definitely enough for TW3 Week 6!

I’ll start with my latest acquisitions from Black Plastic, this record store was definitely a good find! Last week I purchased these two classics:







Fragile by Yes and Talking Back to the Night by Steve Winwood. And the price for these two classic albums, less than $8! Why is there a bottle of Sprout relish in the photo? It’s there because I posted this photo to the Big Big Train Facebook group page, where Brussel Sprouts are a hot topic, and that was my contribution!

I found another neat record label, Signature SoundsOnce again I came across this courtesy of Noisetrade. I downloaded their Music Abounds sampler, which as well as including some of their recent releases, also includes some tracks from their forthcoming 20th Anniversary Collection:Rarities from the Second Decade.

Signature Sounds - 20th Anniversary Collection






I can’t remember where I came across Twin Peaks, but sometime during this last week, I downloaded their In the Morning(In the Evening) track, and I love it. Here you go, listen to this!


Joe Bonamassa is someone I’ve been curious about for a while, and earlier this week I downloaded a free album he’s released. I found out about this on my Facebook feed. There’s loads of great stuff on the album, but my favourite is Slow Train , from his An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House album.

Joe Bonamassa






Meanwhile in the twitterverse, I’ve acquired a few new followers from the music world. Firstly, the Dave Hanson Band has joined my illustrious list of followers. Check this out from the Dave Hanson Band 


The Dave Hanson Band are based in Leeds, England, whereas Hailey Whitters, another new follower is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Have a listen to this playlist, trust me it’s well worth a listen!


Back to England for another of my new followers, Wily Bo Walker, who is based in London. Mind you listen to this and you’ll think you’re down in New Orleans!

Anyway enough of twitter, the big news in my music world is that I’ve got a ticket to see the mighty Lord Huron, on their Strange Trails tour at, get this, The Ryman Auditorium! I’m going on another pilgrimage to the Mother Church!

So there goes another week in my world of music, TW3 – Week 6

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