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Heart - Little Queen
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
On my ship, the Rocinante
Wheeling through the galaxies
Headed for the heart of Cygnus
Headlong into mystery
The x-ray is her siren song
My ship cannot resist her long
Nearer to my deadly goal
Until the black hole
Gains control

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Dee Snider : For the love of metal
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Silent Rage - Don't touch me there
Thunder - All the right noises
Bon Jovi - 2020
Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary man
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
On my ship, the Rocinante
Wheeling through the galaxies
Headed for the heart of Cygnus
Headlong into mystery
The x-ray is her siren song
My ship cannot resist her long
Nearer to my deadly goal
Until the black hole
Gains control

RIP Doc

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Simple Minds 'New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)' (1982)

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Trying to restrain myself from buying up every LP I have ever owned and ditched - and it isn't easy. So I have given myself a ground rule - it has to be an album that moved me, that provoked an emotional response, one that found a place in my heart.

Scouring Discogs for those lost friends, I find maybe one or two by a seller and then, to fill out the packaging and get some extra mileage out of the postage, I chuck in a cheapie or two that are also available. One such 'extra' is Simple Minds breakthrough release from 1982 where they started having hits like 'Promised You A Miracle'. Their albums before this had been eclectic and more experimental but this turned on a lush, layered production with a smooth but exciting sound. Mysterious and accessible at the same time.

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This on vinyl, to my ears it's beautiful, I really appreciate their talent.

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Fret is yours the original 82 or the 2016 re issue with most of the tracks remastered back in 2002?
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Here’s a fun way to test your speakers for annoying peaks in the lower treble region.
The pianist in today’s Play School, was William Blezard.

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nilsatisnisioptimum wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 9:48 am Fret is yours the original 82 or the 2016 re issue with most of the tracks remastered back in 2002?
1982 pressing, West Germany. :grin:
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Fretless wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 1:07 pm
nilsatisnisioptimum wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 9:48 am Fret is yours the original 82 or the 2016 re issue with most of the tracks remastered back in 2002?
1982 pressing, West Germany. :grin:
In my best Louis Balfour voice "nice" 😉
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There is a lot of surface noise on side 1 - especially around the start of 'Promised You a Miracle', which the original owner must have played a lot. Side 2 is very clean. In general the vinyl has a fat, roundness to the bass sound that the CD never really recaptured.
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