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 Post subject: Verve Album??
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:09 am 
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Wandering,Cool Summer and Hard Road are my Faves.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:27 am 
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:) ...Black Night & Gold Mine Blues for mine...(shh! - don't let Bob know we're talking about this - I believe that he's a BIG Mr. Zero when it comes to that pressing...!)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:51 am 
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Don't mention the Verve album. Don't ANYBODY mention the Verve album.

I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:24 pm 
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Then I guess that I won 't mention the fact that I have 5 or 6 copies of the Verve album, still in the original shrink-wrap. They have never been opened and never been played. I've had them since the early 80's. Bob had mentioned to me once (or twice, or several times) that he didn't want anyone to hear that album, so when I found them in a remainder bin, I "rescued" all the copies that they had. They have been stored ever since, and will continue to stay in the closet.
We go to record swap meets every once in a while, and I have seen copies of Don't Be Concerned and Photographs for sale, but I have never seen a Verve album, or a copy of Circles. (hey Bob - the last time that we went, I found a copy of a compilation album that my boyfriend's old band had contributed a track to. That was funny!!!! We got a discount on it because I pointed out his picture on the back cover to the woman that was selling it.)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:20 pm 
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Verve album..?...what Verve album?javascript:emoticon(':shock:')
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..."Basil!"...I mean - "Bob 32 etc. !"


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 Post subject: Re: Verve Album??
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:04 am 
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I know we are not supposed to mention that album but I reckon Bob's version of W.B Yeats' "Song of the Wandering Aengus" is great and perhaps second only to the version by Donovan.

“silver apples of the moon” and “golden apples of the sun”


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 Post subject: Re: Verve Album??
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:59 am 
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I haven't heard the Donovan's take on the song, but the Judy Collins version still gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it, even after all these years. (and I mean that in a good way!)


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 Post subject: Re: Verve Album??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:46 pm 
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I agree Suzanne, Judy Collins version is excellent.
This should lead you to Donovan's rendition --
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQUT6mS0eY8
This just and audio, there was a video clip of Donovan performing the song but I can not locate it now. I feel Donovan's Celtic accent adds an extra feeling to the poem, as perhaps Yeats would have spoken.


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 Post subject: Re: Verve Album??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Oh yes That's beautiful, Maddo. Thanks. Donovan is perfect for it.
Yeats was such a great poet and indeed, Donovan's accent and cadences serve the song well.
I learned my version from the Judy Collins album and had never heard Donovan's or anyone else's. Knowing that those two incredible renditions are out there puts me into a deeper cringe recalling my own limp little teen-age version.
But okay, I will shut up about it.


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 Post subject: Wandering...
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:12 am 
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Bob, your version is great. Cuss me out if you must but I still love your Verve album.

I also love Terry Callier's version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8iTTiesLM

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 Post subject: Re: Verve Album??
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:13 am 
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Drifting slightly off-topic here, but Judy Collins had a way with interpreting other people's songs. She also did Donovan's "Sunny Goodge Street", and in my opinion her version is better that the original. Donovan's rendition has a melancholy sound that I find quite at odds with the lyrics, while Judy makes the song sound - well, Sunny.

The fact that she is such a good cover artist tends to obscure the fact that she can also write excellent songs herself. Check out "My Father" and "Albatross" for example (the latter has nothing to do with the Fleetwood Mac piece of the same name).

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Also O/T, but regarding Lind albums in record stores, I have seen the Circles album in a (physical) record store here not too long ago. They also had the "Jack Nitzche Sessions", but I didn't bother to acquire that, because the track listing is almost the same as the Footsteps album.


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