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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 08:58:26 PM »

I'll run it up this evening and post a link. What I'll do is to push it up as a single continuous rip, taken directly from the CD, rather than just the mp3s I've got in my library.
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 09:05:17 PM »

I can't really buy anything til job situation sorted, treated myself enough already!  so thanks Wilf  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 09:08:03 PM »

I can't really be arsed walking into Northampton at lunchtime to find that HMV no longer sell cds, and even if they did they would not sell that one ! so thanks Wilf  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011, 09:22:22 PM »

I have a record player that converts to MP3 if you guys want to borrow it sometime.  I must admit that it takes ages to do though because it only works at the rate that the record is played.  AND you have to turn it over by hand half way through.
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2011, 09:26:21 PM »

I miss turning it over by hand half way through  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2011, 09:39:41 PM »

OK you caught me on an evening with nothing planned to do. and a relatively pleasant hour and a half was filled, but I'll leave it a day or two before posting my thoughts to let other people have a listen.
And yes, turning over the album was a change from pressing a button.

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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2011, 09:58:37 PM »

Of course, what we all did was to record the LP onto tape and only play the tape, which was designed to leave about 3 minutes of blank space at the end.  Except Genesis of course, whose LPs wouldn't fit on the tape.  You still had to turn the tape over though.
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2011, 10:00:08 PM »

 Grin
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2011, 10:00:47 PM »

Wilf is a legend, thanks Wilf!

I'll make sure any future albums are ones you have!
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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2011, 10:02:45 PM »

I probably have the tape I recorded of the album.

I have no cassette player  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2011, 10:36:35 PM »

Listened to it again this evening. PGIII was the first album I ever bought with my own money and it remains one of the most influential albums I've ever listened to. It has everything I love about a good record; strange melodies, inventive recording techniques (no cymbals were allowed which presented Phil Collins with an interesting problem - solved by PG getting tom toms hung where the cymbals would have been so the legend goes) and lyrics that would melt your brain.

It also had really cool guests like Paul Weller and XTC's Dave Gregory and is one of those rare beasts in that it is very much a guitar oriented prog album (not many of those about back then).

To this day, Not One Of Us sends shivers down my spine and I still can't listen to the last part of Family Snapshot for fear of welling up as it reminds me too much of my mother and father's divorce which occurred in the year of it's release.

All in all it remains one of my fave albums of all time.

I'll be honest though....never been a huge fan of the track Biko.
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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2011, 10:39:39 PM »

Woooah Bilko...Bilko....Bilko....


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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2011, 11:15:23 PM »

You silly sod, Godfrey.  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2011, 11:32:03 PM »

I'm very glad you said that Simon, about Biko.

I can't deny the cultural and historical significance of it, but as a song I've always found it... (shhh) a bit dull. Maybe we should discuss whether the subject matter has risen the song's popularity way above what it might otherwise have been?

Do like that weird drum thing that Phil Collins bashes throughout it though.
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« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2011, 11:42:31 PM »

A song of its time, maybe - it had to sound like that, a dirge, a lament, in protest, taking its cue from the South African funeral song which bookends it, the rhythms and the voice driving the message into your consciousness.

A perfect sound for the image of the time
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