Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Best of the Year 2006 AD Sec. 2

wherein we discuss reissues or just old stuff put back together in general:

Tom Waits "Orphans" - so many classics that were previously scattered about or unreleased altogether
Karen Dalton "In My Own Time" - i can't believe this is as good as it was hyped to be, but it is
Bruce Springsteen "Hammersmith Odeon London '75" - the video is great to see too! wool hat era tearing it up
Allen Toussaint "Southern Nights"
Crazy Horse at the Fillmore 1970 - live bands don't sound this good anymore
Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label - there's a bassline on here that i want to make my ringtone, and i hate ringtones
Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies From the Canyon - almost spooky
Ethiopiques Vol 21: Ethiopia Song Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou - definitely spooky
Andrew Hill Solo box on Mosaic Select - still wading through this greatness
Tortoise "A Lazarus Taxon" - since i rarely pull out the 12"'s this is handy
Cocteau Twins "Lullabies to Violaine" - i loved this stuff when it was coming out (i think i got on board around "from the flagstones" and hopped off around bluebell knoll) and they certainly created a thing unlike anyone else's thing
Broadcast "the Future Crayon" - this band gets better with age and these random tracks play like another great Broadcast record
Miles Davis "Live in Tokyo" - the lineup with Sam Rivers that i didn't think was documented this well...


Blogger hookfinger said...

Love that Andrew Hill solo stuff. love Andrew Hill in general. Those Mosaic select sets are a nice way to get this stuff.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

yeah -- i had a bunch of the blue notes but missed the orig. mosaic complete blue note box, which is the bomb. most are now back in print tho or on that other mosaic select box.

4:58 PM  
Blogger JIverson said...

Totally agree with the Tortoise statement. Also think the Cocteau Twins, Tom Waits, and Allen Toussaint reissues were great. I would add Willie Nelson's Complete Atlantic Recordings to the list.

12:35 PM  

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