Monday, 11 September 2017

From A to Z

You may remember that a couple of years ago I decided to undertake this endeavour. Now, finally, at long long last, I have acquired some shelving for my CDs and for the first time in 7 years can access them all with ease. Expect to hear periodic selections pulled from the shelves over the coming months as I reacquaint myself with a few old favourites, but for now here's a tune each from the top and the tail of the alphabetised collection.

The Accidental was a one-off side project featuring members of The Bicycle Thieves, Tunng and The Memory Band, who put out an album, 'There Were Wolves', on Thrill Jockey in 2008. If you're partial to the gentler side of Tunng, it'll be right up your street.

'Odessey and Oracle', the classic 1968 album by The Zombies will be familiar to most. My copy is the 1998 30th Anniversary Edition containing both Mono and Stereo versions. It's essential stuff, whatever version you can lay your hands on.

The Accidental - Knock Knock 

The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year (Mono Version)


TheRobster said...

Nort sure about the Accidental, but you can't go wrong with anything from 'Odyssey and Oracle'. A fantastic record which should be mentioned in the same breath as 'Sgt. Pepper', 'Pet Sounds' and 'Ogden's' but alas is frequently overlooked.

The Swede said...

Indeed it should TheRobster.

Charity Chic said...

No ABC or Zutons?

Brian said...

O&A is my favorite album from the '60s not by the Beach Boys or the Kinks.

The Swede said...

Fraid not CC. Nor any Abba.

Brian. Rod and Colin played acoustic versions of a couple of 'Odessey and Oracle' songs as part of a radio session recently, including 'This Will Be Our Year', and they still sound superb.

Alyson said...

Like how you've managed to do a double CD Swedey McSwedeface - The challenge is on!

I love alphabetising stuff and did a fairly good job recently of doing that for all the CDs previously scattered around the house. Quite like both of the tracks you shared actually. My first and last would be A-ha and The Zutons!

John Medd said...

I do believe I'm going to see Colin Blunstone next month.

AABB (Pick up the Pieces One by One) to ZZ Top (Jesus Just Left Chicago).

The Swede said...

The secret is to get in close Alyson!

John. I've got that AABB tune on 7". They're all in a different box. Another project for another day.

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