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    They had a unique style which appealed UK wide (which might have seemed unlikely). Always enjoyable and entertaining. R.I.P. Chas.
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    Bob Seger - New Album

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    ABBA Gets the Cher Treatment

    I'm not a fan of anyone covering ABBA songs nor of these movies. If I did have to listen to an ABBA cover it would be Erasure's Abba-esque EP, they did the songs pretty well.
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    Albums You've Listened To Today

    I'm Lester the Nightfly Hello Baton Rouge
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    Albums You've Listened To Today

    One of the best ELO allbums and includes the fantastic Shangri-la.
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    Guide(s): The Best of The River Tour 2016 - 17

    Love all the work you've done on this. I was at both Paris shows and although I was (at the time) desperate for the full album, night 1 was better although the power cut and alarms were a bit scary at the time. Just my view though and thanks again for all your time spent.
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    The British are Coming!

    I thought of these two as well but the US charts don't really support the claim. http://www.musicvf.com/
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    '68 - Rock 'N Roll's Greatest Year?

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    Show Closers

    He's only closed a show with it once ever. One of the shows we took our daughter to and she said I hope he plays that. I told her that was unlikely as it wasn't being played much. Lo and behold he called the band back on and played it as the last number. Knowing look from daughter! Now you're wondering what the song was, well it was BITUSA and the show was in Spain. List to 2009 http://brucebase.wikidot.com/stats:set-openers-and-closers
  10. Lots of artists all over Europe. What's not to like, see the show and have a little holiday at the same time. I love going to shows in different countries, the audiences are usually better (far less drinking before and during).
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    Musings on the Divine Aretha Franklin

    Sad news, a true legend gone. R.I.P.
  12. Sounds like good news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45133094
  13. Probably but isn't that something which has to be agreed by the artist/their management?
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    Anyone love Keane as much as me?

    Setlist at Battle Abbey Disconnected Bend and Break The Lovers Are Losing You Don't See Me Nothing in My Way Everybody's Changing Snowed Under (Tom solo) Try Again (Tim & Tom) Quicksand (Tom Chaplin song) Tear Up This Town (live premiere) This Is the Last Time Is It Any Wonder? It's Not True Bedshaped My Shadow Silenced by the Night Somewhere Only We Know Encore: Sea Fog Sovereign Light Café
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    Another Stroll Down The Backstreets

    Great stuff thx ENJ!
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    Its Wembley June 5th 1981! holy shit!

    It's apparently Bobby G from Bucks Fizz (and no I'm not joking).
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    https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-08-08/alexander-vlahos-confirms-versailles-will-end-after-three-series/ https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/devastated-versailles-fans-petition-series-13042508
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    Fantastic series, such a pity it's been cancelled due to poor viewing figures.
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    Gigs 2018

    I do for loud gigs. These are pretty good. Filters sound but it's still clear. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Etymotic-Research-Fidelity-Earplugs-Polybag-Blue-Tip-Clear-Stem/dp/B00G0PPTAK/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1533479927&sr=8-9&keywords=etymotics
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    Its Wembley June 5th 1981! holy shit!

    Press clipping.
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    Its Wembley June 5th 1981! holy shit!

    You say there's pacing problems, to which I'll return. This was a different era and for Europe, the first real chance to see Bruce and the ESB. The people that attended these shows really wanted to as opposed to nowadays when it's the thing to do for many to brag about on social media. To get tickets for these Euro 81 shows it was either a queue all night outside the venue or it was to send off a postal order and pray that tickets came back in the mail. It took dedication and real effort to get in the door given the size of the venues. The venues were tiny by today's arena standards, never mind stadiums. I saw three shows and the combined attendance was full capacity at 8000 total (2000 + 3000 + 3000). The people next to you weren't holding drinks, they didn't get up and go to the bar/toilet every five minutes, they sat (or later stood) absolutely transfixed by what they were seeing and hearing. This brings me back to your pacing comment. At one of the shows I saw, Bruce opened with Ties, then Out In The Street followed by Prove it. He then played Darkness, Factory, Independence Day. Johnny Bye Bye and Thunder Road. On opening, Bruce had shown the power of the band, his and their performance and then knowing he "had" the crowd (we all knew that before he stepped onstage) he slowed things right down with great story telling and of course fantastic contemplative songs. I somehow doubt if you'd been there, you'd have been thinking about pacing, I think you'd have been as rapt as we all were. It's only my opinion, but I believe Bruce maybe was at his peak on the 78 tour but that summer of 81 tour Bruce and the band hit theirs. As far as this release is concerned, I think it's fantastic.
  22. On October 19th, Southeastern Records will release Live From The Ryman, the new live album from four-time Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. Live From The Ryman was primarily recorded during the group’s six sold out nights at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium in 2017. The album features 13 live versions of songs from their last three critically acclaimed, award-winning studio albums - Southeastern (2013), Something More Than Free (2015), The Nashville Sound (2017). Track Listing “Hope The High Road” “24 Frames” “White Man's World” “Flagship” “Cumberland Gap” “Something More Than Free” “The Life You Chose” “Elephant” “Flying Over Water” “Last Of My Kind” “Cover Me Up” “Super 8” http://www.jasonisbell.com/live-from-the-ryman/
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    Albums You've Listened To Today

    New album and it's very very good.
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    30 years ago today

    You beat me to it and your YT embedded properly!