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Soundtracks To Our Lives Weekending 19/03/11
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IanB
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Edited Mar 20, 2011, 13:32
Re: Soundtracks To Our Lives Weekending 19/03/11
Mar 20, 2011, 13:24
Stevo wrote:
IanB wrote:


John Martyn Live at Leeds 2 cd version.
Really disappointing fucking around with one of the greatest records ever made. Live or otherwise. This was my fourth purchase of this record since it came out. The original sequence is rejigged, the insultingly crap tracks with Koss from the Voiceprint version are maintained, the audio on the out takes is often shocking, the mastering is not what it was on the original vinyl and of the new tracks only "May You Never" and "Spencer The Rover" are worth the bother. Steal those two and buy "Barleycorn" instead even if that too is short of definitive . Universal, hang your heads!


Did wonder about this after reading a review in one of the monthlies (Uncut?). Is the Voiceprint version the best reissue of the original now? Think that does at least keep the original intact while adding extra tracks.
Is there any of that line-up with Kossof & John Stevens with decent sound? Sounds like it coould be a very interesting band if on the same wavelength at the same time.
Was bassist Danny Thompson?

Need to see if I still have my Voiceprint copy.
Stevo



Danny T was indeed the bassist. Koss sounds like he had scraped through the bottom of the barrel and kept scraping. Painful.

The Voiceprint cd with the extra tracks is rubbish. Get someone to send you a lovingly encoded rip of the vinyl or find the 1990 (ish) 6 track cd which (I think) came out on the German label Hypertension. To my ears that sounds closest to the vinyl I bought in 76.
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