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A Thing of Beauty. A Joy Forever. Pure Perfection. 

The above expressions IMHO, describe the song that I am listening to, right now:

 

Hi Kiwi, great to see you back! :)

I agree wholeheartedly!  My day usually begins with coffee and 10 Ribs! 

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A Van Morrison night:

Can't pick between the versions... Acoustic one, though, highlights the melody more, which seems simple, but is actually a tricky one to get just right. Both are beautiful.... Really, the whole of Astral Weeks is a revelation.

 

 

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A Van Morrison night:

Can't pick between the versions... Acoustic one, though, highlights the melody more, which seems simple, but is actually a tricky one to get just right. Both are beautiful.... Really, the whole of Astral Weeks is a revelation.

 

 

"Astral Weeks" is one of my DIDs...and, Patrycja, I hope you know that October 30 sees the release finally of a remastered and expanded deluxe edition of the album. For many decades, "Astral Weeks" was the one Van Morrison album that did not get specially remastered for cd. Which was a shame because the bass on this album cried out for a sensitive cd mastering...the original cd sounding thin in places compared to the original vinyl.

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"Astral Weeks" is one of my DIDs...and, Patrycja, I hope you know that October 30 sees the release finally of a remastered and expanded deluxe edition of the album. For many decades, "Astral Weeks" was the one Van Morrison album that did not get specially remastered for cd. Which was a shame because the bass on this album cried out for a sensitive cd mastering...the original cd sounding thin in places compared to the original vinyl.

DIDs as in e, Sean? It is exquisite and takes you down strange and winding roads not just musically, but lyrically as well. So beautiful, I can't get over them! And thanks for the head's up about the release later this month, I'll definitely be keeping an ear out for it. Appreciate the info! :beer:

As Jeff Buckley covered the tune above, I segued into his music tonight. What I love about the whole of Grace is that, like Astral Weeks, the overall sound is captivating and layered; it has a concept and space within which is expands, but also, equally important, there are no annoying sounds in the layers, if people know what I mean. Sometimes it can be that one addition somewhere in the back left ear or wherever whose inclusion distracts from the whole song once you're aware of it. I'm not in love with the execution of every instrument on every song, but I love what's not there (I love lullaby and Unrepentant Geraldines as well for the same reason - sensitivity about what stays and what ought not to).

So, very finally, some treats from Grace

"Lilac Wine"

"Lover, You Should've Come Over"

"Dream Brother"

(love the drums on all three tracks, especially the build up from to the next...)

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DIDs as in e, Sean? 

DID as in Desert Island Disc...a record you would want if you were stranded on a deserted island. There used to be a magazine that asked readers to send in their DID lists...a dozen or ten.

Music to crunch football pool numbers to...

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