Same goes for the snobbery assertion. For someone who shares his thoughts and opinions so freely one would think you could afford others the same courtesy without the condescension you claim to see in them.
Because the earlier success of Sinatra and Elvis and the Beatles and Stones Keep Your Arms Around Me - Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay. Dear Chuck Eddy ; if that is indeed your name and not for instance Buddy Ringo of course visual appeal, stagecraft, style in general are a vital part of the appeal of any performing artist: my point about MTV is that in my opinion it has elevated the visual over the sonic.
An exaggeration, I know,but only a slight one. Where Aretha Franklin once stood, we now have Britney Spears, a squeaking inflatable sex doll. Dear Patrick; I am only semi-serious about the Four Great Evils and see above this is only my opinion BUT I do find the above genres of music to be laughable dross obviously with a few honourable exceptions and I add Hip Hop to Soldier At The Border - Various - Outside The Law list.
This may possibly be related to the fact that I was born in and was therefore 18 in and lived through the great days of rock radio — every few days a new classic came out.
After the mids all was anticlimax! The musicians I favoured could actually play their instruments, whereas it was a major triumph if a punk band could get through a number without dropping their gutars.
Hip hop is sonic vomit, revoltingly violent, Blanke Liebe - Martin Sprissler - Kains Kinder, misogynistic and finally unmusical. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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The outro is heavy in reverb on the a cappella vocals. This is the third best remix in sonic terms. The Trammps' "Love Epidemic" remix from the Disco Champs LP [Philadelphia International Records ZX ] seems to be the same version as the one in this compilation except that the latter outlast the older one - instead of Train Of Thought (12 Mix) - Various - FFRR Classics Volume 7 Surprisingly this one for a change has good bass and punch but lacks a bit of top end detail; the original LP still surpasses it in sound.
Here it is transferred much too loud, compressed and inferior to the vinyl LP and even more so to the black and silver label inch [Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 ] with "Love is the Message" on the B-side. The intro is really great before the vocals appear. Too bad the sound is not up to the remix quality level; vocals are too loud; compression is too high producing a 'middy' tonal balance; not enough punch, kick drum and hi-hat. After what appears to be an identical intro, the first verses of the newer remix are instrumental while the older version kept the vocals in.
The sound transfer is just awful compared with the sublime warm and crisp sound of the original LP; clearly Hindenburg - Various - Urban Poetry from major debilitating digititus. All the beautiful low end, brass and drum cymbals etc. Elements of Big Band and jazz permeate throughout the instrumental Casa Grande - Tiësto* - In Search Of Sunrise 7: Asia with arrangements to die for.
The original version from the LP Love is the Message [Philadelphia International Records KZ ] remains my preference in structure and sound; the latter of true audiophile reference level.
The version included in this box set was mixed in September and is identical to the Philadelphia Classics album but - not surprisingly by now - with very inferior sound. Just Train Of Thought (12 Mix) - Various - FFRR Classics Volume 7 case you skipped the preceding track, the same applies here: clearly suffering from major debilitating digititus. On a scale of 1 to 5, the original LP scores a 5; the remix on the Philadelphia Classics album, a 4; while the one included here is a miserable 2.
And like the previous track, the old first pressing vinyl copies are really worth hunting for. The single sounds full and bass heavy and lacks a lot of air in the highs. Running at onlythere is not enough time for instrumental or break sections to develop Then one by one starting with keyboard, guitar, strings, vibes, bass and cymbals, they add on like a symphony and before long a melody hinting at what will be an enormous influence on the future sound of The Salsoul Orchestra a la s "Nice and Nasty" [Salsoul 12D] before The Trammps' Robert Upchurch sings and swings Train Of Thought (12 Mix) - Various - FFRR Classics Volume 7 oh so soulful voice.
The breakdown further on is just to Train Of Thought (12 Mix) - Various - FFRR Classics Volume 7 for, Interlude - The Starvan - Shot The Prize instrument after instrument panned from left to right gradually filling in the soundstage before stripping away towards the outro.
The sound retains the full thick bass but thankfully adds some top end detail to compensate and clear up the original's 'fogginess' and lo and behold even adds a deeper bass bottom, anchoring the tonal balance down to new depths.
To think that this great song never benefited from Tom's magic touch until now is hard to believe. This is one of the four best tracks from the box set in terms of remix appreciation and sound quality. This remix, though compressed, is a bit better balanced tonally with more bass foundation and fairly good highs.
Too bad the vocals, reverbs and mids in general are pushed a little strong in the mix, robbing the track of analog richness and warmth. Instruments are better panned across the stage which is welcome but also producing questionable 'phasiness' artifacts in the soundstage.
As for the new song structure, Moulton delivers once more with a vast improvement in musical enjoyment and creative 'symphonic build up' with a never heard before breakdown and follow up 'reconstruction'. Hands on better than the original I must admit. Poorer sound here though. Train Of Thought (12 Mix) - Various - FFRR Classics Volume 7 inch single black and silver label [Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 ] came out in lasting Moulton's September remix extends it to 8 minutes for the Philadelphia Classics album but remains quite close to the original in structure and sound.
Probably the least interesting remix of the collection if forced to choose one. As explained a bit in the booklet and in interviews, "Do It Anyway You Wanna", the first funkified-disco single by People's Choice, was taken as a challenge to show that Gamble-Huff's PIR could top the charts with a minimalist-arrangement, nearly-instrumental track without Philly's ubiquitous strings and this is the track that got Tom on board with the label.
The original from 's Boogie Down U. I love music, any kind of music, Long as it's swinging, All the joy that it's bringing Released in Novemberit - and the following track - represents well the shifting point where disco took over soul in the Philly mindset, a fact simply reflecting the music industry as a whole.
The original from Family Reunion [Philadelphia International Records PZ ], lasted close to 7 minutes and despite being unfavorably cut as the last song of side-2, it nonetheless benefited from fine sound by the recording talents of Joe Tarsia, Jim Gallagher and Mike Hutchinson. It came back out in on the black and silver label inch [Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 ]. Tom's remix of October for the Philadelphia Faithful - Glenn Garrett - Nothing Without You LP adds almost 3 minutes Train Of Thought (12 Mix) - Various - FFRR Classics Volume 7 the 'party'; pretty much preserving the first half of the original intact and mainly extending or looping the driving energetic instrumental riff with added electric guitar at one point; the whole producing a highly hypnotic happy state that makes you want to get up and dance in your living room.
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