Tag Archives: Analogue Music

The Chairman of the Board

Basically I’m for anything that gets you though the night
be it prayer, a woman, or a bottle of Jack Daniels

Yesterday I spoiled myself by buying a Sinatra double album.  A very close and very special friend then talked with me about Old Blue Eyes songs, that she doesn’t play them so often ~ this is for her, and for every woman I’ve ever loved and lost .

Maybe liking The Chairman of the Board’s music is a guy thing, but we play Sinatra at the best of times and the worst of times.  When you’ve just got a great job, when you’ve just lost your job, when you have just dated a fabulous woman and danced with her, when you’ve seen your woman kiss another man. This next song is the most passionate waltz there is, I know a woman I’d like to waltz with, at midnight, at the top of the Flat Iron Building, with this playing for us.

Sinatra live plays with the lyrics and the timing ~ hell he can talk through a song and make it sound great.  You know Sinatra only ever did one take of every track he ever recorded.

Please listen with respect.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Black vinyl is so uplifting and relaxing

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Fleetwood Mac

a chain is only ever as strong as its weakest link

I listened to this track on vinyl yesterday ~ the album Rumours.  The beat is incredibly powerful when you’re playing analogue music on a proper record player.

The guitar riff was used for many years as the opening theme for the BBC’s Grand Prix motor racing program.  There is a world of difference between how the digital version of this track sounds, and the experience you get from the analogue track.

It’s an album I’d play if ever I beak rule #2 and have a woman up here in the garret.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Lotus 72 ~ the most successful Grand Prix car of all time

Songs on Saturday ~ Coldplay

if living an everyday life scares you,
it might be a good thing to stick with it for a while

Coldplay isn’t a band I’ve ever listened to, I don’t know any of their songs, so WTF prompted me to buy their new double album Everyday Life today?

Who knows?  The good news is I like it, the better news is that it isn’t just mindless music.  Everyday Life is the last track on the album of the same name.

Please listen very responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and it’s a first pressing

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Dog Days Are Over

the hottest days of summer are called the dog days

I have this on 12 inches of hard black vinyl.

This track sounds unbelievably good played on a proper record player ~ a fucking an extremely expensive proper record player.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

you can’t play 12 inches of black vinyl on an old wooden box

The Rolling Stones on Vinyl

Analogue Music on Vinyl is So Much Better in every way.

Now that I’ve got back into playing proper records on a proper record player I’ve decided to fill in some gaps in my record collection ~ starting with The Rolling Stones.  Ergo I’ve just bout a remastered double album Hot Rocks 1964-1971….. was it all really that long ago?

Here’s some vintage stones for you.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

my new ablbum sounds fabulous played on my Thorens deck

Recorded Music

Without music, life would be a mistake.  ~  Friedrich Nietzsche

I have started to buy proper records again ~ and why did I stop?

Allegedly, last year 4,100,000 vinyl albums were sold in the UK.  I didn’t know that many people still had record players.

Some people have never heard a proper record played on a decent hi-fi, but perhaps they are part of a lost generation.

Some say that there is nothing better than listening to a band live.  And, that any recorded music is a pale shadow of the real thing.  All I know is those people don’t own 12 inches of black vinyl.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a proper record

on a proper record player

Analogue Music

Music is the tonal analogue of emotive life.

A few days ago I bought a couple of Florence + the Machine albums ~ and we’re talking about 12 inches of black vinyl.  Consequently I had to power up the turntable and fiddle with my amp a little before I played Lungs.  The first couple of notes of Dog Days Are Over came pounding out of my big speakers and HOLY FUCK!

I had forgotten just how much better the full-fat analogue version of a track is in comparison with the wimpy, cut-down, digitised version of the same tune.  As a matter of a fact analogue is literally infinitely better than digital.  Truly it blows your mind!

Even TechRepublic says that digital is nothing more than a cut-down version of the original analogue recording ~ they grudgingly admit that analogue is better than digital, as far as recorded music is concerned.

There are a couple or three snags with my playing proper records;

  1. The sound quality is so good it DEMANDS your attention.  Playing proper records is not really ‘background music’.
  2. Playing proper records is more labour intensive than sticking a cd in the player.
  3. You need to handle your records with great care.

On the other hand there are some side benefits to proper long-playing records, such as the album sleeves are works of art in themselves, worthy of sticking in a frame and hanging on the wall.

I Like my proper records ~ a lot.  It’s almost spiritual.

Trust me on this one, take a woman back to your place, play a couple of proper records, and listen to her purrrrr.

Just don’t get anal about it ~ analogue music I mean.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

you can’t / shouldn’t play decent records on an old tin box

 

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