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Thursday, 10 December 2015

7th day of Xmas My Truelove sent me an new old album or 3

On the seventh day of Christmas day of Christmas My Truelove sent to me an old album or three from Them, Eva Cassidy and Rush.

Nostalgia never gets old as the spate of new-release veteran albums this Christmas testifies.
With impeccable taste, My Truelove sent me three veterans because she knows how much I love live music. So I have the likes of Them which gave me a Rush and I cannot find a bad pun for Eva Cassidy.

An album or two from Them

Them was a band formed in Belfast Northern Island in 1964 and featured lead singer Van Morrison. The original five member band consisted of Van Morrison, Alan Henderson, Ronnie Millings, Billy Harrison and Eric Wrixon.
Them scored two UK hits in 1965 with "Baby, Please Don't Go" (UK No.10) and "Here Comes the Night" (UK No.2; Ireland No.2).
Morrison quit the band in 1966 and went on to a successful career as a solo artist. Them are sometimes credited as having influenced the Doors
 The Complete Them 1964-1967 is a 3-disc anthology, of early studio and live performances. It includes all material recorded for the first two albums, the well-named The Angry Young Them (1965) and Them Again (1966)/ It also has singles, demos, live sessions, alternate takes and a 16-page booklet featuring an insightful new commentary on Them provided by Van Morrison.

Eva from Everywhere

EVA Cassidy was a US performer of blues, jazz, folk, gospel, soul, pop, everything. News of 
her talents never spread beyond Washington DC until after her untimely death from melanoma in 1996.
Nightbird contains 31 songs reportedly recorded in one night at the Washington Blues Alley jazz club on January 3, 1996, the same year she died.
Eva Cassidy performed classics over two nights at the Blues Alley. A sound stuff up happened on night one and an album Live at Blues was released back in the day.
The album contained 13 songs, way short of the 31 on Nightbird

An early rush for an album

Guitarist Alex Lifeson, bassist Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart have received a stack of music awards from their peers for their skill playing their instruments.
       This bootleg album contains kinda life performances before a handful of people at the Electric Ladyland New York in 1974.
       Read the exchanges by the one reviewer and two commenters on Amazon.
      The comments claim this is a bootleg of dubious quality and the band will not get any royalties. Let’s have a little perspective here. Rush has been playing music for more than 40 years and they hardly need the royalties. As for accepting inferior quality, that is a choice of the buyer I am willing to accept this album contains the song Anthem, a tribute to the evil philosopher Ayn Rand, a far greater crime than a little harmless copyright larceny.

Posse album
Another live album which is not my cuppa but maybe yours is a 20-year re-run of an Insane Clown Posse album.

Here is our song: The sound quality is not insanely good but Eva;s voice is

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