Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Listening Club - 14th January 2018

Greetings, and belated Happy New Year to you all!

Yep, we're back from the other side of the globule, and have the weapons-grade jetlag to prove it. A mighty time was had, not surprisingly; made some ace new friends, caught up with a few old ones unexpectedly, and generally had a ball. Kinda happy to be back in the old environs though, got a mission and a half planned for the forthcoming year, so onwards and upwards we go...

Hugest of thanks to @emmaprice for doing a cracking job of running tings here in my absence, and for assembling last week's #festivevortex, which is no mean feat, as I'm sure she's now well aware. Way back in '17, @simonlandmine was left holding the frisb, so here he is with the first pre-match of '18...

"I had some trouble deciding what to select this time around, so I made a shortlist - some folk, some dance, some indie - and then cast myself upon the winds of fate (by way of a d8).

And fate seemed relevant to this one. Last week, @emmaprice and I were talking about an experience that won't resonate at all with the download generation - that of walking into a charity shop or second-hand music shop, and rifling through the bargain bins, to take a punt on something you didn't previously know existed.

That's what happened with this album - a quid or two from a charity shop. A bit of research when I got home revealed that it had something of a reputation I hadn't been aware of. And listening to it provides a series of surprises. So, not to spoil them ... on with the album ...

#drinkingclub: Probably something from the mid 90s ..."

Okaydoke, direct download is here, and the spoiler-ridden HearThis stream is below:

See you at 8pm GMT!

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