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Nico & Tangerine Dream – 1974-12-13 – Atmospherics a Notre-Dame [Bootleg]


Nico & Tangerine Dream – Atmospherics a Notre-Dame

Live 1974-12-13

[Bootleg]

A rather incongruous pairing this! Fascinating, nevertheless!

For many music fans, the importance of Nico lies with her performance as part of the Velvet Underground, and especially her vocals on Femme Fatale, All Tomorrow’s Parties, I’ll Be Your Mirror and Sunday Morning. However, by 1967, she had already parted ways with The Velvet Underground, and she would continue to build a formidable career as a singer.

According to the wikipedia, on December 13, 1974, Nico was the support act at Tangerine Dream’s infamous concert at Reims Cathedral in North-East France. The promoter had so greatly oversold the capacity of the venue that attendees could not move or reach the outside, eventually resulting in some fans urinating inside the cathedral hall. As a result, the Roman Catholic Church denounced these actions, ordered the rededication of the cathedral and banned future gigs on church property.

This FM broadcast of Nico at Reims mostly focuses on Nico and her harmonium, probably with the exception of the final track, Atmospherics, which features Tangerine Dream and their space rock.

Of the six tracks, three are from Nico’s 1970 Desertshore album, while two come from 1974’s The End. Nico is gracious but it is that melancholic, Eastern European touch (brought to full bloom by Arvo Part) that comes through, especially on her cover of The End.

Years later, under the sponsorship of filmmaker David Lynch, Jocelyn Montgomery would try and rethread the path taken earlier by Nico. But within the confines of the Reims cathedral, the sincerity in Nico’s delivery cannot be fudged or mistaken for anything else.

Cover & Info: http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php…D-1

Tracklisting

01 Janitor of Lunacy

02 The Falconer

03 Valley Of The Kings

04 The End

05 Abschied

06 Atmospherics


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August 10, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_ClassicRock, Nicolas Hodge, Tangerine Dream, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Dream Babes (Songs by Girl Groups/Singers)- Volumes 1 – 5

Dream Babes just keeps getting better and better the further along the Dream Team (St. Etienne’s Bob Stanley , RPM Records’ Mark Stratford , Kieron Tyler and Mick Patrick ) get with their incredible romps into the 1960s Brit Girl Groups/Singer sound!

DREAM BABES, VOL. 5

The ever controversial Dream Babes compilation series reaches volume five with one of the best volumes yet. I think I say that about each volume that comes along. I’ve come to realize in my travels that the Dream Babes series is not everybody’s cup of tea. Whether it’s a question of people’s tastes when it comes to defining what girl group music from the 1960s truly is; or if it has to do with something deeper: I think the Dream Babes series is an ever fascinating adventure because it spotlights what actually was happening back in the heyday of the 1960s. Rather than look back through fog colored glasses by putting a twist to the times to make it seem like it’s one thing, Dream Babes leads us the other direction: it was many things.

This go round, Dream Babes presents Folk Rock and Faithfull. The play on Marianne Faithfull’s name is telling. Even though she’s not included here, her folk rocking influence is heard throughout. Mostly a British phenomenon is presented of course, since RPM is a British label (as are the label compilers, St. Etienne’s Bob Stanley, Mick Patrick, Kieron Tyler, and Mark Stratford), with a few foreigners from California (Jackie DeShannon when she was visiting London), Germany (Nico, heard here recorded in London before her fame with VU in NYC), and Australians (unknown Aussies, Maggie Hammond and Gemini). Other than that, we get Brit born and bred – The Caravelles, Gillian Hills, Phillipa Lewis, Twinkle, Jennifer Lewis and Angela Strange, Vashti, Leonore Drewery, Caroline Carter, The Chantelles, Angelina, Judi Smith, Gay Shingleton, Ruth, Trisha, and Greta Ann.

First and foremost, this compilation is worth every penny to finally hear The Caravelles 1967 single Hey Mama You’ve Been on My Mind. I’d been making do with a muddy cd-r copy of this incredible Spectorian folk rock gem. The Caravelles are best known for their early 1960s hit You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry. I’d been dying to hear the highly sought after Hey Mama You’ve Been on My Mind for as long as I can remember, and to finally hear it in crystal clear cd sound is awe inspiring. Not to be confused with the Dylan tune Mama, You Been on My Mind, The Caravelles‘ song was probably inspired by a similar Dylanesque vision, but doesn’t ape him at all. It’s a soaring, wonderful piece of folk pop.

If you’ve heard Nico’s cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s I’m Not Saying from her Immediate years, you actually have a good idea what a lot of Dream Babes: Folk Rock and Faithfull sounds like. Recorded in London by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham for his Immediate record label and featuring both Brian Jones and Jimmy Page on guitars. I remember the first time I heard it, I was quite surprised how different it sounded from her later recordings. it’s a gem, if you’ve never heard it.

Jackie DeShannon was all over the place in the 1960s – and I guess she was visiting the UK (shagging Jimmy Page, who knew?) when she recorded the stomping Don’t Turn Your Back on Me. Since Jackie also wrote Marianne Faithfull’s huge hit Come and Stay With Me (not included here), it makes sense to include Don’t Turn Your Back on Me, which is in a folk rocking vein. Judi Smith also covers the Jackie DeShannon/Jimmy Page composition Leaves That Come Tumbling Down, which bounces along with an autumnal stride and is fittingly beautiful for the equally stunning Smith. Gay Shingleton also covered the DeShannon/Page composition In My Time of Sorrow – a far cry from Page’s later Zeppelin rip-offs; In My Time of Sorrow is not a stolen folk blues song (as the title even suggests), but rather a wispy piece of female voiced folk rock with drama and poise.

Another Page tune Get Along Without You (this time written with Gay Shingleton) is covered by Phillipa Lewis. A lower toned vocalist, Phillipa‘s voice is deep, but not without a feminine charm. The french horn solo adds a depth to the musical backing, which pounds along behind Phillipa while she relives the drama of getting along without her lost lover.

Caroline Carter recorded the DeShannon tune The Ballad of Possibilities, a beautiful song with hammered dulcimer used in a pop song setting. It sounds like a lost PF Sloan tune, really wonderful.

Vashti also recorded for Immediate Records, but here we hear her singing Train Song and Love Song from an EMI/Columbia single from 1966. Vashti’s got a dreamy, mysterious sound which chugs along in a Francoise Hardy styled way. Train Song is a bit more upbeat, and my favorite of the two songs. An album called Just Another Diamond Day was also recorded, and reissued in 2000, which I believe has just about everything the mysterious, wispy Vashti recorded. Fans of Linda Perhacs or Nick Drake should check Vashti out.

Vashti helped Jennifer Lewis and Angela Strange record their single – and the two girls bring a dulcet stride to Bring It to Me, while You Know could well have been recorded by any number of C86 twee Brit bands.

Reading about Gillian Hills in Cha Cha Charming Magazine made me both curious and apprehensive to hear her music. Sheila seemed very opinionated about her various recordings, which made it seem like she’d be all over the map style-wise, and somewhat so-so quality-wise. To be expected with a beauty like Gillian; gladly however, I can report that her folk rock song Tomorrow Is Another Day included here is wonderful. Not at all the in your face Ye Ye I was expecting, this is dreamy and sweet, precious vocals about walking in the sand in a dreamy kind of way.

Twinkle tries her hand at a rollicking take on the P.F. Sloan / Steve Barri tune What Am I Doing Here With You. When is Twinkle not rollicking? Well, this time she’s not singing about death, and there’s more emphasis on the folk strumming guitars of course, but she’s also helped along with some fiery horns too.

One of my all-time favorite tunes on Dream Babes Volume Five is 87 Sundays by Ruth. Little is known about this previously unreleased song which was an acetate discovered in a Glasgow charity shop. This could even be included in your next Christmas playlist, especially if you are into a lonely Christmas vibe.

The Chantelles (of London) have always been a favorite Brit girl group of mine (they are members from Dusty Springfield’s first girlgroup, the Lana Sisters). Ris Chantelle has a voice perfectly suited to the folk rock sound, and it’s truly the highlight of the previously unreleased Weeping Willow. The musical backing and background vocals seem a bit scattered; but I love to collect Chantelles songs, even sloppy unreleased songs.

Trisha sings a quiet, quaint Donovan song called The Darkness of My Night, a song he never released himself, so Donovan fans should check this one out.

Greta Ann’s Sadness Hides The Sun sounds like the theme to a Western – plucked guitars, crazed Western styled wordless backing vocals and soaring strings: it was written by Eric Woolfson who later was in The Art Movement and The Alan Parsons Project. Closing credits, exit the theater, until next time.

—Patrick

Tracklisting

01. Hey Mama You’ve Been on My Mind – The Caravelles
02. Tomorrow Is Another Day – Gillian Hills
03. Get Along Without You – Phillipa Lewis
04. Don’t Turn Your Back on Me – Jackie DeShannon
05. What Am I Doing Here With You – Twinkle
06. Sunshine River – Gemini
07. I’m Not Saying – Nico
08. Bring It to Me – Jennifer Lewis and Angela Strange
09. Train Song – Vashti
10. Rue – Leonore Drewery
11. You Know – Jennifer Lewis and Angela Strange
12. First Time Ever – Leonore Drewery
13. Love Song – Vashti
14. The Ballad of Possibilities – Caroline Carter
15. Weeping Willow – Chantelles
16. Wishing My Life Away – Angelina
17. Leaves That Come Tumbling Down – Judi Smith
18. High Flying Bird – Maggie Hammond
19. In My Time of Sorrow – Gay Shingleton
20. 87 Sundays – Ruth
21. The Darkness of My Night – Trisha
22. Sadness Hides the Sun – Greta Ann

Here she be:

FOLK ROCK AND FAITHFULL



DREAM BABES, VOL. 4

Go Girl – Dream Babes Volume Four is yet another incredible romp into the 1960s Brit Girl Group Singer Sound.

The Dream Team this time around have centered their attention on the groups, the superstars and the Northern Soul Classics. The groups included are – The Chantelles : with a whopping 5 tracks of their delicious vocal mayhem; The Orchids aka The Blue Orchids in the States and The Exceptions when they tried to lose that schoolgirl image that producer Larry Page tried to tag them with – here The Orchids are all school girl fun all of the time at the tender ages of 14 and 15; The McKinleys whom continue their reign of sweet and tender girl group sounds which started on Dream Babes Volume 3; and The Breakaways , one of the most prolific girl group singers in the UK.

The Dream Team have also turned the raised spotlight on the super stars turned singers – including sides by Twiggy , Linda Thorson (who played Tara King of The Avengers television show), and Ross Hannaman , the face of the year 1968 and Mark Wirtz’s wife. The final thread of girl group sounds the Dream Team delve into is Northern Soul classics by including tracks by Jacki Bond , Paula Parfitt , and Janie Jones.

The Chantelles’ fans get a treat: 5 songs – a virtual goldmine for those who have worn out the grooves to the many fine 45s they released throughout the mid-60s. Starting out the collection is The Chantelles powerful rendition of the obscure Sadina song I Want That Boy , which mixes Riss Chantelles sensual drawl with the other Chantelles crazed backing vocals to create compulsive listening. Gonna Give Him Some Love is a go go get him kind of a tune. Please Don’t Kiss Me is as sweet as the title of the song infers, as The Chantelles sway through the vocals. I Think of You is a loungey number which will stir your martini for you. The final Chantelles song is a dreamy, odd one from 1973 called Another Time Another World , which points to the musicals that Riss and Nola York worked on after The Chantelles passing. Now here’s hoping the final Chantelles single, released in the US only as The Chantelles (of London) will be reissued on cd soon.

Love Hit Me by The Orchids has that American girl group sound that The Orchids mined so well, with it’s driving beat and girl-ish vocals. One of the supreme highlights of this set is the phenomenal Mr Scrooge by The Orchids , which was used in the pop movie Just Like You , where The Orchids performed next to Freddie and the Dreamers , Peter and Gordon and The Merseybeats . What a mighty little gem of a song which i’m sure you will be singing to yourself long after it’s finished playing. Gonna Make Him Mine has a more rocking guitar driven beat, which sounds like it has The Kinks on the backing, which wouldn’t be surprising seeing as Ray Davies wrote one of The Orchids songs (not on this compilation) and The Kinks backed the girls up when they toured.

The McKinleys have two songs on Dream Babes Volume Four – When He Comes Along is a sweet song, the A-side of their second song, and was written by Geoff Stephens (who also wrote The Crying Game ). It sounds like an Everly Brothers tune sung by girls. The second McKinleys song is the dreamy That Lonely Feeling – a song that sounds like it could’ve been written by Jagger/Richards (you know that love they had with the girl group sound early on). It was the B-side to Sweet and Tender Romance (a highlight from Dream Babes Volume Three ).

The Breakaways have a full cd forthcoming which centers wholly on The Breakaways output. Right now we get two of them. Sacred Love is a fuzzed out piece of psych girl group nirvana, that reminds me of the uber-cool 60

Tracklisting

01. I Want That Boy – The Chantelles
02. Love Hit Me – The Orchids
03. Gonna Give Him Some Love – The Chantelles
04. Love Is Wonderful – Paula Parfitt
05. Here I Am – Linda Thorson
06. When I Think of You – Twiggy
07. Go Go Away from Me – Janie Jones
08. Mr. Scrooge – The Orchids
09. He Say – Jacki Bond
10. Gonna Make Him Mine – The Orchids
11. Please Don’t Kiss Me – The Chantelles
12. I Think of You – The Chantelles
13. When He Comes Along – The McKinleys
14. Bad Time to Stop Loving Me – Linda Thorson
15. I Can Hear Music – The Breakaways
16. That Lonely Feeling – The McKinleys
17. Down Through Summer – Ross Hannaman
18. Time Has Come to Choose – Janie Jones
19. Sacred Love – The Breakaways
20. Reviewing the Situation – Jacki Bond
21. Another Time Another World – The Chantelles
22. Beautiful Dreams – Twiggy

Here she be:

GO GIRL

DREAM BABES, VOL. 3

By far this is the most exciting Volume in the Dream Babes series. Rather than look at the recordings from major label releases, Volume Three concentrates on the 60’s British Girl Group recordings made by independent producers including Shel Talmy, Joe Meek, Giorgio Gomelsky, Tommy Scott, John Carter, Mark Wirtz, Miki Dallon and Pierre Tubbs. Compiled by the Dream team which consists of Bob Stanley, Kieron Tyler and Mark Stratford – this collection really digs into the vaults for some wonderful sounds.

1. Sweet And Tender Romance – The McKinleys We start out with a bang and some awesome female vocals mixed with distorted blues guitar. Really a nice surprise with this combination that sounds like it has a really raw Jimmy Page guitar solo in the middle of this one.

2. Lying Awake – Dany Chandelle Next up is this multi-sectional song cycle – an amazing Mark Wirtz production which makes a curiosity out of the echoed guitar combined with the unique drum sound and an inspired Phil Spector-esque Wall of Sound which all send this one soaring. In 1965 Mark Wirtz was experimenting a-plenty and here’s one of the great payoffs.

3. Come Tomorrow – Peanut Peanut is back and singing what sounds just like a Beach Boys melody to me (from Pet Sounds). That alone makes this one a winner. Peanut’s voice combined with the wonderful banjo-esque solo make this sweet number a real keeper.

4. A Way Out/ Judi Johnson Here’s an upbeat Heatwave sounding tune with a catchy chorus. Sweet lead vocals counterpoint the backing voices wonderful here too.

5. Someone Cares For Me – The McKinleys

Strummed start and stop rhythms send this one soaring into Phil Spector Wall of Sound land. Add an amazingly sweet melody and you’ve got a great one! Originally released on cd on the crucial Touch the Wall Of Sound cd.

6. Gonna Get Burned – The Chantelles Here’s a driving tune by the former Lana Sisters from when they regrouped after Dusty Springfield had left their ranks. Crucially under-looked, with a handful of amazing singles put out from 1965-1968-ish – I’m so glad to see them finally make it on cd.

7. I’ll Forget You Tonight – Cheryl St Clair* One of Bob Stanley’s (from Saint Etienne – as detailed in Clenbuterol #15) faves – this one has a Walker Brothers or Dusty Springfield feel to it. Wonderfully orchestrated and organic sounding – truly unique for the era.

8. We Don’t Belong – Sylvan A piano driven pounder with a mysterious vocal by Sylvan – a pretty sweet death song with bells, tension, eery horn solo. what a find.

9. You’re Gonna Get Your Way – Glenda Collins A Joe Meek production oddity by Glenda Collins. Great sounding drums and Glenda’s weird intonations sweeping into a soaring chorus.

10. Go Ahead – Samantha Jones There’s a wonderful vocal on this upbeat soulful number, “Go ahead and hurt me….”

11. Mickey – Twinkle Yes, one of my fave tunes in the past weeks shows up again. I love this piano pounding singalong.

12. Two by Two – Perpetual Langley This one sounds just like Petula Clark with a hint of French YeYe phrasing when she says Two By Two – thumbs up from me.

13. How Many Times – Judi Johnson Upbeat horns and odd rhythm start this one out quite uniquely. There’s a nifty organ solo and Honeys’ like background vocals adding to the pot.

14. Don’t You Worry (bout Me) – Jacki Bond Here’s a soulful pounder with Mae West-like quavering voice tempting the player piano-styled led beat. 15. No-one Needs My Love Today – Samantha Juste Things slow down with this sleepy, delicately voiced number. Wonderful – this could’ve been done by Brian Wilson.

16. Lonely Room – Cloda Rogers A folk-inspired number with pitter patter drums representing the pitter patter of the singer’s heart and an “accordion feel” to string/flute arrangement which actually reminds me somewhat of early Jethro Tull because of the complex arrangement.

17. I’ve Heard It All Before – Jennifer Lewis & Angela Strange Here’s counter-pointed folksy understated dual lead vocal which reminds me of the Cake a lot. Every so often there are some horn flourishes to remind me this is British.

18. Give Him My Love – The McKinleys This is another folksy number which also reminds me of the Cake. Sweet stuff.

19. I Know You Love Me Not – Julie Driscoll Julie does a Dusty sound-a-like – with a Brian Wilson styled orchestration. This is probably my least favorite track on the compilation because it seems like she could’ve worked on the vocal a little bit more.

20. If Trees Could Talk – Samantha Juste This is the other Bob Stanley favorite and what sweet upbeat girl pop it is – I love her accent. What a find! Bravo!

21. Someone’s Gonna Be Sorry – Peanut Peanut gets folksy on this blues banjo strummer with a big beat and Lesley Gore styled vocal.

22. Yours Sincerely – Jan Panter We end the compilation with this folk rocker which has a plucked guitar melody and a swarming string arrangement and a galloping beat.

—Patrick

These songs range from the beautiful to the bizarre, all of them catchier than the flu! There’s something special about their obscurity as well – listening to this compilation is like hearing a radio broadcast from a long lost world.Highlights include The Chantelle’s fierce “Gonna Get Burned,” Peanut’s charming “Come Tomorrow,” the McKinley’s three blues/folk inspired pop gems (one of which written by Donovan), Samantha Jones go-go-tastic “Go Ahead,” Sylvan’s cinematic “We Don’t Belong,” and Cheryl St Clair’s heartbreaking Bacharach-esque “I’ll Forget You Tonight.” This compilation is a must have for fans of girl groups, classic pop, modern club pop like Pizzicato Five and Saint Etienne… and any fans of music. I’ve had it on non-stop play for months.

– Amazon reviewer

Tracklisting

01. Sweet and Tender Romance – The McKinleys
02. Lying Awake – Dany Chandelle & The Ladybirds
03. Come Tomorrow – Peanut
04. Way Out – Judi Johnson & The Perfections
05. Someone Cares for Me – The McKinleys
06. Gonna Get Burned – The Chantelles
07. I’ll Forget You Tonight – Cheryl St. Clair
08. We Don’t Belong – Sylvan
09. You’re Gonna Get Your Way – Glenda Collins
10. Go Ahead – Samantha Jones
11. Micky – Twinkle
12. Two by Two – Perpetual Langley
13. How Many Times – Judi Johnson a The Perfections
14. Don’t You Worry (’bout Me) – Jacki Bond
15. No One Needs My Love Today – Samantha Juste
16. Lonely Room – Cloda Rogers
17. I’ve Heard It All Before – Jennifer Lewis & Angela Strange
18. Give Him My Love – The McKinleys
19. I Know You Love Me Not – Julie Driscoll
20. If Trees Could Talk – Samantha Juste
21. Someone’s Gonna Be Sorry – Peanut
22. Yours Sincerely – Jan Panter

Here she be:

BACKCOMB ‘N’ BEAT

DREAM BABES, VOL. 2

While I prefer the first volume in this series (Am I Dreaming?) by no means does Reflections come off like “here’s all the odds and ends that weren’t good enough to include on the first one.”

This is more quality British girl pop from 1962-1971. Some personal faves include Linda Laine’s “Low Grades & High Fever” (a re-write of The Orlons “Don’t Hang Up”), Jean & The Statesiders (actually from Liverpool) cover of the Shirelles’ “Putty in Your Hands” (later covered to great effect by the Yardbirds and the Detroit Cobras), Cilla Black’s (yeah, yeah, the coat-check girl from Liverpool’s Cavern Club) “Work Is a Four Letter Word” and “You Too (Can Have Heartac hes)” by Jackie Lee (Lee later sang the theme for Rupert the Bear, covered by Sunshine Day on Siesta’s Algebra Spaghetti collection).

Sure there are a number of rather overwrought vocal offerings and a few second-rate Dusty Springfields, but the pros drastically outweigh the cons. Even Bond-Girl-to-be (she was in The Spy Who Loved Me) Caroline Munro’s white-bread blues-by-number ditty, “This Sporting Life” is redeemed by (Tomorrow’s) Steve Howe’s blazing guitarification. Oh, and in case you need one more reason to check this out, it was compiled by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley. So there!

Dream Babes is now up to 6 volumes and is described as the Golden Age of Brit Girls.Its where the UK having by now conquered the States more or less carried on from where it was before, covering American hits and copying Phil Spector and the current wave of American pop music.

Dismissed in the main at the time as it added very little to the British Invasion now means a new generation of fans are discovering what is seen as a valid addition to nostalgia especially with the Northern Soul explosion.

With fact pacled booklets and repros of original adverts this is a worthwhile series which makes available recordings which have never been reissued unless they were by big name artists like Alma Cogan or Cilla Black.So it means plenty of obscurities.

The adverts also show how much has changed when one is for a hairspray called Go Gay!!

By Richard “Alice Collector”

Tracklisting

01. Low Grades and Higer Fever – Linda Laine
02. You Too ( Can Have Heartaches) – Jackie Lee
03. He’s Gotta Love Me – Elkie Brooks
04. Over and Over Again – Three Bells
05. Work Is a Four Letter Word – Cilla Black
06. He Knows How to Love Me – Helen Shapiro
07. Gonna Spread Love – Brenda Arnau
08. Somebody Else’s Baby – Samantha Jones
09. Splendour in the Grass – Gullivers People
10. Putty in Your Hands – Jean & The Statesides
11. This Sporting Life – Caroline Munro
12. Don’t Leave Me – Carol Elvin
13. And Now I Cry – Jill & The Boulevards
14. I Love Him – Jeannie
15. People Will Talk – Three Quarters
16. I Did Nothing Wrong – Patsy Ann Noble
17. Don’t Do It Baby – Linda Laine & The Sinners
18. Babe I’m Leaving You – The Levee Breakers
19. Crying the Night Away – Diamond Twins
20. You Won’t Forget Me – Jean & the Statesides
21. See If I Care – Ria Bartok
22. Strange Love – Tracy

Here she be:

REFLECTIONS

This collection is a neat introduction to the ’60s Brit Girl sound showcasing the talents of various singers (mainly of the obscure kind- no Sandie,Cilla or Lulu here!).

Worth buying just for the Jane Hillery northern souly number and Cindy Williams tale of suburban spying ,although you’ll find the others just as listenable.As the tracks range from 1962 until 1970 so the styles vary from pop/teenage lovesongs to ballads and folk-rock.Added bonus of lovely pictures to look at whilst listening!

By misshalen72@aol.com

The first, and arguably the best, of the Dream Babes series, this compilation gives a tantalising taster of the richness of the 1960s Brit girl scene. Don’t be put off by the fact that there’s not even a sniff of a top 40 hit on here – it’s a mystery how some of these singers and songs remained undiscovered by the record-buying public at the time.

At the very top of the pile is Samantha Jones, whose ‘Don’t come any closer’ should have been huge, while Jane Hillery, Cindy Williams and Sandra Browne provide other highlights of this collection.

By “grahamwelch”

Tracklisting

01. They Talk About Us – Cindy Williams
02. I Deserve It – Samantha Jones
03. The Town I Live In – Jackie Lee
04. You’ve Got That Hold On Me – Jane Hillery
05. I Can’t Stop Thinking About You – Linda Kaye
06. Baby Let Me Be Your Baby – Deano
07. You’d Think He Didn’t Know Me – Sandra Browne
08. Sour Grapes – Patsy Ann Noble
09. Am I Dreaming? – Tiffany
10. Softly In The Night – The Three Bells
11. Snakes And Snails – Alma Cogan
12. Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home – Beverly Jones
13. Breakaway – Beryl Marsden
14. You Don’t Love Me No More – Madeline Bell
15. Don’t Come Any Closer – Samantha Jones
16. Cry To Me – The Track
17. Be His Girl – Sami Sloan
18. Too Young To Go Steady – Andee Silver
19. You Kissed Me Boy – Lesley Duncan
20. Biggity Big – Suzie Cope
21. Some People – Carole Deene
22. I Gotta Be With You – Emma Rede
23. Once More With Feeling – Alison Wonder
24. I Don’t Love Him Anyway – Peanut

Here she be:

AM I DREAMING?

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July 28, 2008 Posted by | Gillian Hills, Marianne Faithfull, Music_Pop, Nicolas Hodge, Various Artists, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Flashing on the Velvet Underground and Nico



Kris Kristofferson]Lisa Law has spent almost four decades capturing the shifting tides of American culture on film, her reputation built on photographs unique for their startling sense of intimacy and spontaneity. Her work has been published in more than fifty books and many magazines, including Newsweek and Time. She lives Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Lisa Law: “Andy Warhol and his group, The Velvet Underground, came to do a gig at The Trip, a nightclub on the Sunset Strip where the most interesting groups always played. They wore black leather and used whips in their act. In spite of this they were very nice people.”

Some of the photos can be seen in her book Flashing on the Sixties which will be released this Spring in its fourth edition by Squarebooks. She also has an award winning documentary by the same name. Both the book and the video can be purchased directly from Lisa.

The pictures on this page are a sample of the Velvet Underground photos captured by Lisa Law in May 1966. You can purchase any of these photographs and many others by emailing Lisa Law directly at lisalaw@cybermesa.com. Please feel free to browse by her site at http://www.flashingonthesixties.com.

Nico and Lou Reed
Nico and Lou Reed rehearsing on the patio of The Castle, 1966


Lou Reed
Lou Reed – The Castle, May 1966

Nico
Nico – Los Angeles 1966

Nico
Nico – The Castle, Los Angeles, May 1966

Nico
Velvet Underground – The Trip, Los Angeles, May 1966

Nico
Nico on stage at the Trip, Los Angeles, May 1966


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July 18, 2008 Posted by | Nicolas Hodge, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY | Leave a comment

Velvet Underground & Nico – Deluxe Edition

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Velvet Underground & Nico – Velvet Underground & Nico – Deluxe Edition

Extra Tracks
Original Recording Remastered

I’m not prone to hyperbole, but the Velvet Underground & Nico is surely one of the greatest albums ever made, or ever will be made, in the history of the universe!

I fucking love it to death, anyway!

This album has been hugely influential on countless great groups that came after.

What’s amazing is how fresh the album sounds. It seems to exist somewhere out of time.

This album was hugely innovative in terms of its musicality and edginess, primarily thanks to the avant-garde sensibilities of the great John Cale combined with Lou Reed’s wonderful, poetry of the streets, which called to mind great writers such as Huber Selby Jr (who I fucking love), Burroughs, Celine etc. Sterling Morrison and Moe tucker also contributed immensely to the power of the music.

Each song on this classic album is a masterpiece in its own right.

This is true art. Timeless art.

Up to a Brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Everybody’s pinned you, but nobody cares
He’s got the works, gives you sweet taste
Ah then you gotta split because you got no time to waste
I’m waiting for my man
Baby don’t you holler, darlin’ don’t you bawl and shout
I’m feeling good, you know I’m gonna work it on out
I’m feeling good, I’m feeling oh so fine
Until tomorrow, but that’s just some other time

The Velvet Underground and Nico was the debut album by The Velvets and vocal collaborator Nico, and was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records.

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Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground and Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilites, as well as its focus on controversial subject matter in songs such as “Heroin”.

Though largely ignored upon its release, it has since become one of the most influential and critically lauded rock albums in history, appearing as #13 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time as well as being added to the 2006 National Recording Registry by the Librarian of Congress.

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

The Velvet Underground and Nico was recorded with the first professional line up of The Velvet Underground, including Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen “Moe” Tucker; with Nico, who would occasionally sing lead with the band at the instigation of their mentor and manager, Andy Warhol.

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In 1966, as the album was being recorded, this was also the line up that would perform live as a part of Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

The bulk of the songs that would become The Velvet Underground and Nico were recorded in mid-April, 1966, during a four-day stint at Scepter Studios, a decrepit recording studio in New York City. This recording session was financed by Warhol and Columbia Records’ sales executive Norman Dolph, who also acted as an engineer with John Licata. Though exact total cost of the project is unknown, estimates vary from $1500 to $3000.

There is some confusion as to who actually produced The Velvet Underground and Nico. Although Andy Warhol was the only formally credited producer, he had very little direct influence or authority over the album beyond paying for the recording sessions. In fact, several other individuals who worked on the album are often mentioned as the album’s technical producer.

Lou Reed discussed the matter in an interview:

He just made it possible for us to be ourselves and go right ahead with it because he was Andy Warhol. In a sense, he really did produce it, because he was this umbrella that absorbed all the attacks when we weren’t large enough to be attacked… and as a consequence of him being the producer, we’d just walk in and set up and do what we always did and no one would stop it because Andy was the producer.
Of course he didn’t know anything about record production—but he didn’t have to. He just sat there and said “Oooh, that’s fantastic,” and the engineer would say, “Oh yeah! Right! It is fantastic, isn’t it?
I’ll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know
I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you’re home
When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
‘Cause I see you
I find it hard to believe you don’t know
the beauty you are


The Velvet Underground and Nico is sometimes referred to as the “banana album” as it features a Warhol print of a banana on the cover. Early copies of the album invited the owner to “Peel slowly and see”; peeling back the banana skin revealed a flesh-colored banana underneath.

A special machine was needed to manufacture these covers (one of the causes of the album’s delayed release), but MGM paid for costs figuring that any ties to Warhol would boost sales of the album.

When the Velvets recorded this debut, they were best known as the protégés of Andy Warhol (who of course designed the sleeve), and as a grating, combustive live band.

Fuelled by drummer Moe Tucker’s no-nonsense wham and John Cale’s howling viola, some of the straight-up rock & roll and arty noise extravaganzas here bear that out.

But before Lou Reed was singing about sadomasochism and drug deals and writing lyrics inspired by his favorite poets, he was a pop songwriter, and this album has some of his prettiest tunes, mostly sung by Nico, the German dark angel who appeared with the band only this disc.

Even the sordid rockers are underscored by graceful pop tricks, like the two-chord flutter at the center of the classic “Heroin.”

– Amazon

Reviews

Tracklisting

Disc: 1

1. Sunday Morning
2. I’m Waiting For The Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus In Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow’s Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I’ll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. European Son
12. Little Sister
13. Winter Song
14. It Was A Pleasure Then
15. Chelsea Girls
16. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Disc: 2

1. Sunday Morning
2. I’m Waiting For The Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus In Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow’s Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I’ll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. European Son
12. All Tomorrow’s Parties
13. I’ll Be Your Mirror (Mono)
14. Sunday Morning
15. Femme Fatale (Mono)

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no pass

You have to dl the 2 separate files

Mirror
VU1_.rar
VU2_.rar

pw for MIRROR= posted_first_at_chocoreve

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April 12, 2008 Posted by | John Cale, Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, Music_Alternative, Nicolas Hodge, Sterling Morrison, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC | 4 Comments

Nico – Clutch Cargos 1982 [Live]

Nico – Clutch Cargos [Live]
7 June 1982
Detroit, MI, Clutch Cargos, 64 W. Elizabeth St, 1982-07-06 [63:00]
Soundboard

We do love Nico. A rather unique artist who, despite being unable to properly sing, racked up some phenomenon music, starting of course with the seminal Velvet Underground and continuing into her many later solo works.

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The once sublimely beautiful Nico here performs in Detroit back in 1982, after years of heroin abuse had taken their toll. She performs some VU classics as well as stuff from here solo albums.

Nico had just recorded her Drama of Exile, album in 1981, which had been a departure from her earlier work with John Cale and featured a mixture of rock and Middle Eastern arrangements.

This is a soundboard recording, transferred from a TDK SA90 High Bias SIECII/Type II cassette. About half the show is with a band, and half Nico solo. The levels might be a bit low during the solo portion.

Tracklisting

1. One More Chance
2. Sãeta
3. 60/40
4. Vegas
5. intro to Janitor of Lunacy (but then she stops – tech problems?)
6 The Sphinx
7. Janitor of Lunacy
8. Secret Side
9. No One Is There
10. The End >
11. >the end continued
12. All Tomorrow’s Parties
13. Femme Fatale
14. I’m Waiting for the Man

Here she be:

http://link-protector.com/459599/

Thanks to the original poster

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April 4, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_Bootleg, Nicolas Hodge, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Nico – Clutch Cargos 1982 [Live]

Nico – Clutch Cargos [Live]
7 June 1982
Detroit, MI, Clutch Cargos, 64 W. Elizabeth St, 1982-07-06 [63:00]
Soundboard

We do love Nico. A rather unique artist who, despite being unable to properly sing, racked up some phenomenon music, starting of course with the seminal Velvet Underground and continuing into her many later solo works.

The image “https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/Nicoheroin.JPG/220px-Nicoheroin.JPG” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.But what a fucked up life! From being an illegitimate child, to being born in Berlin on the eve of WWII, undergoing the hardships of the war and the later occupation, to being raped at the age of 15 by a US Air Force sergeant (who was tried and shot for his crime), to a series of abusive relationships, to becoming seriously addicted to heroin for countless years, to near poverty, to living in Salford, ….. etc etc.

The once sublimely beautiful Nico here performs in Detroit back in 1982, after years of heroin abuse had taken their toll. She performs some VU classics as well as stuff from here solo albums.

Nico had just recorded her Drama of Exile, album in 1981, which had been a departure from her earlier work with John Cale and featured a mixture of rock and Middle Eastern arrangements.

This is a soundboard recording, transferred from a TDK SA90 High Bias SIECII/Type II cassette. About half the show is with a band, and half Nico solo. The levels might be a bit low during the solo portion.

Tracklisting

1. One More Chance
2. Sãeta
3. 60/40
4. Vegas
5. intro to Janitor of Lunacy (but then she stops – tech problems?)
6 The Sphinx
7. Janitor of Lunacy
8. Secret Side
9. No One Is There
10. The End >
11. >the end continued
12. All Tomorrow’s Parties
13. Femme Fatale
14. I’m Waiting for the Man

Here she be:

http://link-protector.com/459599/

Thanks to the original poster

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April 4, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_Bootleg, Nicolas Hodge, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Michael Finnissy – Gershwin (with Nicolas Hodge, piano)

Michael Finnissy – Gershwin (with Nicolas Hodge, piano)
145 MB MPEG-4

This is a gem of a piano CD. No thoughtless passagework. No showing off.

A master craftsman gently uncovering the emotional core of Gershwin’s (quite recognisable) melodies.

Gershwin Arrangements (1975/1987-8)

1. How Long Has This Been Going On?
2. Things Are Looking Up
3. Foggy Day in London Town
4. Love Is Here to Stay
5. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
6. Shall We Dance?
7. They’re Writing Songs of Love, But Not for Me
8. Fidgety Feet
9. Embraceable You
10. Waiting for the Sun to Come Out
11. Innocent Ingénue Baby
12. Blah, Blah, Blah
13. Boy Wanted

More Gershwin (1989-90)

14. Limehouse Nights
15. Wait a Bit, Susie
16. I’d Rather Charleston
17. Isn’t It Wonderful!
18. Nobody But You
19. Swanee
20. Dixie Rose
21. Someone Believes in You
22. Nashville Nightingale

Here be Georgie:

FinGer_1.zip
FinGer_2.zip

thanks adnach

February 6, 2008 Posted by | George Gershwin, Michael Finnissy, Music_ClassicSong, Nicolas Hodge, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Michael Finnissy – Gershwin (with Nicolas Hodge, piano)

Michael Finnissy – Gershwin (with Nicolas Hodge, piano)
145 MB MPEG-4

This is a gem of a piano CD. No thoughtless passagework. No showing off.

A master craftsman gently uncovering the emotional core of Gershwin’s (quite recognisable) melodies.

Gershwin Arrangements (1975/1987-8)

1. How Long Has This Been Going On?
2. Things Are Looking Up
3. Foggy Day in London Town
4. Love Is Here to Stay
5. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
6. Shall We Dance?
7. They’re Writing Songs of Love, But Not for Me
8. Fidgety Feet
9. Embraceable You
10. Waiting for the Sun to Come Out
11. Innocent Ingénue Baby
12. Blah, Blah, Blah
13. Boy Wanted

More Gershwin (1989-90)

14. Limehouse Nights
15. Wait a Bit, Susie
16. I’d Rather Charleston
17. Isn’t It Wonderful!
18. Nobody But You
19. Swanee
20. Dixie Rose
21. Someone Believes in You
22. Nashville Nightingale

Here be Georgie:

FinGer_1.zip
FinGer_2.zip

thanks adnach

February 6, 2008 Posted by | George Gershwin, Michael Finnissy, Music_ClassicSong, Nicolas Hodge, _MUSIC | Leave a comment