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Imaginary Albums

Spleen Cringe 24 Sep 12 - 06:32 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 24 Sep 12 - 07:21 AM
Spleen Cringe 24 Sep 12 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,James Miller (No Relation). 24 Sep 12 - 09:48 AM
Owen Woodson 24 Sep 12 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,matt milton 24 Sep 12 - 12:26 PM
John MacKenzie 24 Sep 12 - 01:10 PM
SteveMansfield 24 Sep 12 - 01:15 PM
Vic Smith 24 Sep 12 - 01:39 PM
Phil Edwards 24 Sep 12 - 05:49 PM
Little Hawk 24 Sep 12 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,roderick warner 24 Sep 12 - 06:17 PM
GUEST 24 Sep 12 - 11:21 PM
Little Hawk 25 Sep 12 - 12:07 AM
Phil Edwards 25 Sep 12 - 04:15 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 25 Sep 12 - 05:06 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 25 Sep 12 - 05:25 AM
Musket 25 Sep 12 - 05:39 AM
Trevor Thomas 25 Sep 12 - 06:02 AM
Spleen Cringe 25 Sep 12 - 06:43 AM
Les in Chorlton 25 Sep 12 - 07:51 AM
John MacKenzie 25 Sep 12 - 08:15 AM
Les in Chorlton 25 Sep 12 - 08:27 AM
Spleen Cringe 25 Sep 12 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 25 Sep 12 - 10:19 AM
Spleen Cringe 25 Sep 12 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 25 Sep 12 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,chris 25 Sep 12 - 11:34 AM
Vic Smith 25 Sep 12 - 11:43 AM
Phil Edwards 25 Sep 12 - 06:11 PM
Don Firth 26 Sep 12 - 12:46 AM
Spleen Cringe 26 Sep 12 - 02:07 PM
Claire M 26 Sep 12 - 03:34 PM
Claire M 26 Sep 12 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 27 Sep 12 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 27 Sep 12 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Far out Jazz Buff 01 Oct 12 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,matt milton 01 Oct 12 - 12:17 PM
GUEST 01 Oct 12 - 12:21 PM
Claire M 02 Oct 12 - 09:48 AM
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Subject: Imaginary Albums
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 06:32 AM

Here's one I'd like to see...

The Celestial Muse


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 07:21 AM

That's sacriledge, Spleen! Though both Ra and MacColl were draft-dodging conchie tricksters hung up on personal mythology & Fake IDs, I think Ra's cause was the more genuine of the two. Ewan was a dour middle-class folk-fantasist sniping from the sidelines on matters he had no actual experience of (from the Miner's Strike to Apartheid) whereas Ra was an intergallactic Ancient Egyptian Sun Priest painting pictures of infinity with the bitter experience of being an Alien in the USA. Times I saw Ra I was joyful for weeks afterwards; times I saw Ewan I was depressed for months...

That said, I could imagine it working like the Sun Ra Meets John Cage gig - with them not actually playing together, just swapping Moog Improvisations and Muckle Ballads. I would, of course, be a fascinating thing to fabricate in an idle hour!


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 07:36 AM

Wait till you see the next one!


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,James Miller (No Relation).
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 09:48 AM

Dear Sirs,

It may surprise you to learn I have in my collection a reel of tape gifted to me in obscure circumstances some years back simply marked 'Ra / MacColl London ???'. Whilst I am under obligation not to share it with anyone, I feel one track won't hurt. Forgive the sound quality - I suspect the recording was made in less than ideal cirumstances.

Ra / MacColl London ??? Track 8 - Child #12

Yours,

James Miller.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 10:36 AM

Blandiver. " Ewan was a dour middle-class folk-fantasist"

WWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After all that's been written over this past few years about the grinding poverty he grew up in. Oh hell, forget it. Let me out of here.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 12:26 PM

has anyone read John F Szwed's bio of Sun Ra though?

In terms of personal temperament they had a lot in common. I was rather disappointed to learn that Sun Ra was a very stuck-up, self-centred, dictatorial and conservative individual - quite petty in his own way, quite a martinet. He was also witty and visionary. Then again, I'm reading Ayckroyd's William Blake bio, and he also sounds like he'd be pretty patience-testing to be around.

Course, Sun Ra's music sounded like the diametric opposite to that (well, I guess there is a strong sense of order to the chaos...) Warm, generous, eccentric, all-embracing

Someone mentioned John Cage above: everything I've read about Cage suggests he was a real gent, that his music, lifestyle, opinions and general deportment were all part and parcel of an fundamentally decent whole.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 01:10 PM

Fernhill by Bob Dylan

The Lambton Worm by The Wrigley Sisters

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles by Michael Jackson


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 01:15 PM

Liege and Lief by Mumford and Sons


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 01:39 PM

From Rolling Fork To Robin Hood's Bay by The Muddy Watersons


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 05:49 PM

Green Gartside sings Anthems in Eden. (There is .)


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 06:05 PM

"Nose to Nose - The best of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen"

Duets of each other's songs by the 2 mighty lyricists. Cover shot closeup (in dramatic black & white photo) shows those 2 impressive noses facing off against one another. Fans debate which nose is Cohen, which is Dylan, and what significance to draw from whether Cohen is shown on the left and Dylan on the right...or the other way around. Further vigorous debate then ensues as to whether the photo image has been reversed, which would reverse the meaning of it! Famed garbologist A. J. Weberman publishes manifesto explaining how Dylan and Cohen sold out, and why. Griel Marcus writes 1800-page review of the album. Allen Ginsburg's ghost, through a Gypsy medium, does the liner notes.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,roderick warner
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 06:17 PM

Bob Seger meets Pete Seeger - PS could bring his axe. Man...


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 11:21 PM

"Dylan sings Donovan"


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 12:07 AM

I'd enjoy hearing Bob do opera. He did say once that he could hold a note longer than Caruso... (the press at the time dutifully wrote it all down...no doubt amusing Mr Dylan some).


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 04:15 AM

Rock Bottom by June Tabor and Jon Hopkins, with guest appearances by Shirley Collins ("Alife") and Mark E. Smith ("LRRH").

"I fight, uh, with the handle, of my little brown broom-uh..."


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 05:06 AM

After The Fall's cover of Moore / Begvad's War some 20 years back nothing would surprise me.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 05:25 AM

PS - That it bears little relation to the original is, no doubt, due to the pernicious influence of The Folk Process...


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Musket
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 05:39 AM

Rolf Harris covering Wagner's Ring Cycle?

You see, the problem with imaginary is that my deviant side comes out.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Trevor Thomas
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 06:02 AM

"Ewan was a dour middle-class folk-fantasist"

Ewan was the unemployed son of a foundry worker in Salford in the 20s/30s. It's hardly Chipping Norton.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 06:43 AM

Forget his origins. His period exploring the astral spaceways was his most magical.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 07:51 AM

The Beech Band Live at erm ................. Seweto football Stadium - the culmination of their 2 Year Tour of African countries

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 08:15 AM

Kurt Cobain sings Woody Guthrie.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 08:27 AM

I think the Nirvana recorded this on "Unplugged"

"Where Did You Sleep Last Night" (Traditional; arranged by Lead Belly) – 5:08

So WG might have worked as well

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 09:59 AM

John and Les - just for you, a live clip from Youtube: Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 10:19 AM

Since we're getting self referential here...

Rapunzel & Sedayne sing the hits of The Carpenters in all frailin' all fiddlin' Rough Country 'n' Northern. For this project we'd be known as The New Housecarpenters...


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 10:34 AM

And what would the album be called?


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 10:40 AM

Beechwood 4-5789


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,chris
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 11:34 AM

Eliza Carthy fronting Fairport Convention


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 11:43 AM

Les Barker performs the Leonard Cohen songbook.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 06:11 PM

Or vice versa.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Don Firth
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 12:46 AM

Luciano Pavarotti sings Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan sings Luciano Pavarotti.

(No, come to think of it, I don't think I want to hear either of those albums.)

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 02:07 PM

The Peter Bellamy Folk Explosion


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Claire M
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 03:34 PM

Hiya,

Maddy Prior doing an album of old blues covers. I'd love to hear that, but I don't think I'll get to.

The MJ one was great.

Nirvana's version of 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night'


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Claire M
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 03:38 PM

Hiya,

(….... sorry, thinking about said imaginary cd, hit submit too soon.)

…....is amazing.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 11:38 AM

Around 1970, it would have been great if Elvis had made an album of classic rock/blues tunes with the then cream of the rock scene e.g. Hendrix and Clapton on guitar, Jack Bruce on bass and so on.


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 11:56 AM

One of my long time Imaginary Albums has actually come to fruition recently...

and better still, it's 2 CDs worth

Tom Jones has thankfully survived long enough fannying about in show biz
to finally use his voice for it's genuine intended purpose..

"Praise & Blame" 2010 & "Spirit in the Room" 2012


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,Far out Jazz Buff
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 10:45 AM

"Keith Jarrett and His Singing Parrot"


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 12:17 PM

Salford Boys Club Tinkers

in which Steven Patrick Morrissey teams up with the Oldham Tinkers to perform


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 12:21 PM

...let me try that again, only this time without accidentally pressing Return...

Salford Boys Club Tinkers

in which Steven Patrick Morrissey teams up with the Oldham Tinkers to perform songs such as "The Brisk Young Widow", "The Manchester Angel (So Much To Answer For)" "The Old Bachelor" and any other trad folk songs with titles that sound vaguely like Smiths songs manqué...


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Subject: RE: Imaginary Albums
From: Claire M
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 09:48 AM

Hiya,

One of my imaginary albums – as in one that I hoped wasn't – is finally coming to fruition too. Maddy Prior's cd is out on 29th Oct; I've seen the cover & the track list.

It has [b]that[/b] foreign song on.
& yes, I may have made [b]that[/b] noise.

I don't think I've looked forward to a cd release so much for years.


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