Music of 2014

Broadstairs seagull on marquee roofOver on my other blog (now suspended) I reviewed the music I had heard live and recorded. From now on it will appear here.

See also my collection of posts at My Music – Shifting Sands

CDs
The two CDs bought, having seen them at Broadstairs Folk Week, and deserving special mention are:
Flossie Malavialle – The Tour Collection  www.flossie-malavialle.co.uk/
Sally Ironmonger – The Company I Keep  www.sallyironmonger.co.uk/
These days CDs are mostly for the car. I haven’t listed the others I play in the car here.

Spotify
Online music has transformed the opportunity to listen to old and new music. Prompted by
1) a track on the radio (Suart Maconie Folk, Bob Harris Country, Johnnie Walker’s Sound of the Seventies, or Cerys Mathews Radio6) or on TV (BBC4 mostly),
2) a review in the ‘i’ paper,
3) recommendation from twitter-friends @Dukkhaboy, @BobDigby plus Simon Scoones or Rob Anderson on FB,
4) attending Broadstairs Folk Week or Folk in the Barn, or
5) sadly, news of a musician’s death,
it is so easy to turn to the computer, call up an artiste or an album and listen. I like discovering new material from a familiar artiste as awell as finding new recordings. However, the result is that I listen to more, but I am less likely to listen to an album repeatedly. So, I started keeping a list.

Fela Kuti – Roforo Fight, 1972
Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes, 2014
O’Hooley and Tiddow – The Hum, 2014
LAYLAM aka Carthy, Hardy, Farrel and Young, 2013
The Furrow Collective – At Our Next Meeting, 2014
Bombay Social Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow, 2014
Bombay Social Club – A Different Type of Fix, 2011
Bella Hardy – Battle Plan, 2013
Lisa Knapp – Hidden Seam
BB King and Eric Clapton – Riding With The King, 2000
Oysterband – Diamond On The Water, 2014
Salsa Celtica – The Tall Islands
Rosanne Cash – The River and the Thread, 2013
Robert Cray Band – In My Soul, 2014
David Crosby – Croz, 2014
Kaiser Chiefs = Education, Education, Education and War, 2014
Charlie Musselwhite – Juke Joint Chapel, 2013
Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars, 2014
Paulo Nutini – Caustic Love, 2014
Anais Mitchell – Young Man in America, 2014
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot – What Have We Become, 2014
Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights, 2013
Paul Heaton – Acid Country, 2010
Paul Heaton – Lust, 2012
Paul Heaton – The Cross-Eyed Rambler, 2008
Paul Heaton – The 8th, 2012
Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate – Toumani and Sidiki, 2014
REM – Unplugged 1991 and 2001, 2014
Jeff Beck – Beckology
Deep Purple – Made in Japan
Deep Purple – In Rock
Cara Dillon – A Thousand Hearts, 2014
The Weaker Thans – Reconstruction Site
Neil Young – A Letter Home, 2014
CSNY – Tour Box, 1974
SteelEye Span – Wintersmith, 2013
Tom Waits – The Dime Store Novels no. 1
Bob Dylan – At Budokhan, 1979
Kasabian – 48:13, 2014
Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm, 2014
Nils Lofgren – Moon Tears (Live), 2014
Hothouse Flowers – The Platinum Collection
John Hiatt – Here To Stay – Best of 2000-12
Martyn Joseph – Tires Rushing By In The Rain, 2013
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology, 2014
Annie Haslam – Annie in Wonderland, 1997
Gentle Giant – Power and Glory, 1974
Ribbon Road – Roadside Dreams, 2012
Doyle Bramhall – Is It News, 2007
Doyle Bramhall – Fitchbery Street, 2003
Roger Waters – In the Flesh, 2000
Lucy Ward – Single Flame, 2013
The Furrow Collective – At Our Next Meeting, 2014
The Storys – Luck
Millers Daughter – So Hollywood, 2014
U2 – Songs Of Innocence, 2014
U2 – No Line On The Horizon, 2004
Cracker – Kerosene Hat, 1993
Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas, 2004
Camper Van Beethoven – Mutual Benefits
Camper Van Beethoven – Tusk, 2002 (This is extraordinary.)
Elton John – The Diving Board, 2013
Jackson Brown – Running on Empty, 1977
Pink Floyd – The Endless River, 2014 (The one of these with most multi-plays.)
Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold, 2014
Lisa Knapp – Hidden Seam, 2013
Lady Maisery – Mayday, 2013
Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: the Collection, 2013
Janis Joplin – 18 Essential
Annie Lennox – Nostalgia, 2014 (disappointing)
Journey – Escape, 1981
Journey – Frontiers, 1983
Ben Watt – Hendra, 2014
Neil Young – Storytone, 2014
Alison Moyet – Live: minutes and seconds, 2014
The Full English – The Full English, 2014
Kate Rusby – Ghost, 2014
Steve Tilston – Happenstance, 2013
Ian McLagan and The Bump Band – Unites States, 2014
Neil Young – Dreamin’ Live, 1992
World Party – Goodbye Jumbo, 1990
World Party – Bang! 1993
Joe Jackson – Sharp Shoes, 1979
Joe Jackson – The Duke, 2012
Joe Jackson – On Your Radio, 2013
Albion Christmas Band – A Sound in the Frosty Air, 2011
Albion Christmas Band – Traditional, 2009
Paulo Nutini, Caustic Love, 2014

BBC Radio 6 top 3 albums of 2014
3 First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
2 St Vincent – St Vincent
1 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

Still plenty of new listening to do in 2015, then!

See also my collection of posts at My Music – Shifting Sands

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