despite appearances I do know a lot about music1
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Location: cambridge, canada
In My Own Words:
I was born in a northern England town in 1951, grew up in the sixties which allowed me to witness the impact of the Beatles from (relatively) close quarters. Bought my first record at 13 ('I feel fine')and seem to have been collecting music ever since. Because of technology, I seem to be forever upgrading my collection, and despite what you may hear there are aural differences of improvement as lo… Read more
I was born in a northern England town in 1951, grew up in the sixties which allowed me to witness the impact of the Beatles from (relatively) close quarters. Bought my first record at 13 ('I feel fine')and seem to have been collecting music ever since. Because of technology, I seem to be forever upgrading my collection, and despite what you may hear there are aural differences of improvement as long as they don't mess with the original tapes.
I have lived in Canada (best country in the world by a country mile!) since '73.
My favourites are too many to list really, and they change as you age; but my core of musical faves will always remain Beatles, Dylan, Marvin Gaye, CCR,
the boss, Neil Young and Dusy Springfield. I can listen to the album 'whats goin' on?' every week.
I also love reading, movies, travel and meeting opinionated people. I lament that todays youth do not seem to care what's happening around them.
Best Book - 'Lord of the Flies'
Best Film - 'Godfather'
Best Album - 'Revolver' by Beatles
Best Country - Canada
Best time of day - when you are not working
Best Friend - Cosmo (dog)
Best Sex - with a special woman
Best Family - mine
Pet Peeve - how political correctness and tolerance have become mistaken as being the same thing.
Personal ambition - to visit another 15 countries before I move on
Musical ambition - for 'Astral Weeks' to be remastered properly
World Ambition - for youth to wake up
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Sir Paul launched his solo career in the spring of 1970 just as the Beatles were announcing their split. We now know that McCartney was in poor shape and used this album almost in a theraputic way to console his damaged heart and ego in losing his beloved group and the creative love of his life, John Lennon. This album was savaged by almost everyone upon its initial release, but in the end time has indeed been very kind to it, the things most critised at the time (homemade, demo like feel) are now its strong points. This new remastered version sounds great but still falls a little short of the wonderful job done by Steve Hoffmann for the DCC release over ten years back.
Paul… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have heard of this documentary for a couple of years, finally able to get to view it and the wait was, for once well worth it. Terence Davies has crafted a visual poem to the city of his birth (Liverpool) using archive footage, photos and modern day comparisons all held together by his enthusiastic narration and wonderful use of music. Yes its a personal vision, but what vision it is! Scenes showing the changes to the landscapes juxtaposed with classical music and the quotes just stir the heart and feed the soul.
To complete the feast the DVD includes the rare 1942 short documentary "Listen to Britain" which shows a country facing possible defeat and occupation by the Nazis yet… Read more
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
first off, this is one of my favourite albums; in fact I bought the LP on the day of release in England in December 1970
I am giving this new 'definitive' remastered, original, whatever bells and whistles version one star for a number of reasons, but mainly for the greed in once again Yoko Ono going to the well and soaking the fans for more money yet again. When you compare how George Harrison's widow Olivia has handled his musical legacy you realise what a money grubbing materialistic person Yoko is. Secondly, I prefer the last batch of remasters which were released not too many years ago which to me are sharper, clearer and just all round better. I must admit the packaging is… Read more