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#278239 - 11/09/09 01:36 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Cheers Ed, I'm closing the night with a little Sinatra and a cold home brew...


How appropriate, Sinatra always sounds like he is drunk to me.
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#278251 - 11/09/09 02:06 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Shane White]
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 Originally Posted By: Shane White
Last night I listened to three vinyl albums that I digitised over the weekend:

Conan the Barbarian movie soundtrack
Van Morrison and The Chieftans - Irish Heartbeat
Steeleye Span - Live at Last

and they didn't sound too bad at all IMHO.

Shane


People often laugh at me until they actually listen to more than the first song or two. I just picked up Basil Poledouris' soundtrack for Conan on CD (Varese edition)and it is definitely now one of my favorite classical CDs. It is extremely emotional and engaging music. It's only problem is that it's not suitable for casual background music as it forces you to listen.

We may never get him to pick it up after seeing the cover, but I wonder if we stuck Rachmaninov's head on Conan's body, might we convince JohnK to have a listen and see if it makes it to his recommended list. \:\)

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#278328 - 11/09/09 07:22 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Murph]
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#278359 - 11/09/09 10:41 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Murph]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph

People often laugh at me until they actually listen to more than the first song or two. I just picked up Basil Poledouris' soundtrack for Conan on CD (Varese edition)and it is definitely now one of my favorite classical CDs.


I wouldn't quite call it "classical", just orchestral. Film soundtracks are their own genre.

Now I'm working on digitising Tarkus by Emerson Lake and Palmer. It's a bit crackly though - lots of work to do.

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#278360 - 11/09/09 10:47 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Shane White]
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Here is some good stuff ... Padmasana
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#278365 - 11/09/09 11:15 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: RickF]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
No denying the talent, but kind of a strange dude. Reminds me of a local guy, Nash the Slash who used to wear bandages around his head to conceal his identity, different type of music though.


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#278375 - 11/10/09 12:53 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Murph]
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Andrew, Rachmaninoff would likely approve of Poledouris's music for Conan. I just took a listen to the dozen Amazon samples and they fall into the category of enjoyable classical music. Much(nearly all?)of the best classical music composed during the last 50 years or so has been composed for films. Composers such as Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams wrote a considerable amount of music for films, while other composers such as Goldsmith, Herrmann, Korngold, Steiner, etc. wrote almost entirely for films. Much of the classical music(?)other composers have attempted during the past few decades is unenjoyable aural garbage in no way comparable to many of the creations of the film composers, including Poledouris.

I have some film scores in my CD collection, which I of course include in the classical genre. Bernard Herrmann's music for Fahrenheit 451 and The Day the Earth Stood Still are fine examples of modern classical music which is still enjoyable for listening.
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#278380 - 11/10/09 01:09 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Murph]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph
I just picked up Basil Poledouris' soundtrack for Conan on CD (Varese edition)and it is definitely now one of my favorite classical CDs.


Out of curiosity, where did you get the Varese edition, and how much did you pay? I see used copies on Amazon.com start out at $33. Have you also heard the Milan edition? I see there are more tracks on the Varese, but I was wondering how the sound quality differed. Used copies of the Milan start off at a much lower price is why I ask.

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#278386 - 11/10/09 02:20 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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#278409 - 11/10/09 08:10 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV
 Originally Posted By: Murph
I just picked up Basil Poledouris' soundtrack for Conan on CD (Varese edition)and it is definitely now one of my favorite classical CDs.


Out of curiosity, where did you get the Varese edition, and how much did you pay?


"Back Alley Disks" a local used and new music store. $8.95 plus taxes.
I try to buy there first, when I can, because the owner goes out of his way to support local artists. The Conan purchase was just a momentary whim turned lucky.
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