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Van Morrison, The Healing Game. One of his later albums, but with some great tracks - the title track, The Burning Ground and This Once Was My Life (with Georgie Fame's call-and-response backing voca

God what an innocent I was (am) - never realised the Sweetest Girl was about H. Will have to try to find my copy now and listen again. And Jacques Derrida - Scritti Politti changed my life - in a sm

Liza, That song you mentioned a while back (you asked if you were crazy to like it), the band's name escapes me, well it's on the radio all the time now and now I like it. (They remind me of Meatloaf,

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Ana Sokolovic: Ciaconna/Jeu des Portraits/Cinq Locomotives et Quelques Animaux/Geometrie Sentimentale (Veronique Lacroix/Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal)

 

Zelenka: Fanfare in D Major//Biber: Battalia/Passacaglia in C Minor/Solo Violin Sonata/Partita VII in C Minor//Locke: Canon 4 in 2/The Tempest (Antonini/Il Giardino Armonico//Trompeten-Consort Innsbruck)

 

Vivaldi: La Cetra (Podger/Holland Baroque Society) (holy shit I think this is the best Vivaldi concerti album I've ever heard)

 

Panula/Turku Philharmonic: Finnish Orchestral Favorites (Orchestral Music by Sibelius/Madtetojo/Merikanto/Aaltolla/Kaski/Rautavaura/Kuula/Melartin/Sallinen/Jiernefelt/Klami/Knusisto)

 

Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 "From the New World" (Belohlavek/Czech Philharmonic)

 

Louis Armstrong: The Complete Town Hall Concert 1947

 

Scriabin: Complete Etudes (Garrick Ohlsson)

 

Dahl/Schola Cantorum & Nordic Voices: Audiens (Choral Music by Whiteacre/Dyrud/Christophersen/Lauridsen/Rehnqvist)

 

Zelenski: Piano Quartet/Zarebski: Piano Quintet (Plowright/Szymanowski Quartet)

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Pentangle: The Time Has Come 1967-1973 (Discs 3 & 4) (I think what attracts me to this music is the jazz rhythm section (underneath the two great guitar players) -- but shoot me, I like it)

 

Steve Lehman Octet: Mise en Abime

 

Cavalli: Missa pro Defunctis/Motets/Sonatas (Gini/Coro "C. Monteverdi' di Crema/Quoniam/Academia Dia. Pason/Contori Gregoriani) (see below)

 

Galuppi: 25 Harpsichord Sonatas (Ilario Gregoletto) (there's so much good music out there that none of us has heard)

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Donald Lawrence & Co.: YRM (your righteous mind) (this may be a little slick, but listening to it, you get the happy feeling that gospel is in good hands)

 

Ries: Concert Overtures (Griffiths/WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln) (this is a perfect example of fairly anonymous music that you'll like if you like the genre -- here Beethovenian Classical-into-Romantic -- without its being particularly distinguished in and of itself) (so Ferdinand Ries = Sonny Stitt)

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