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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 06 October 2004 10:07 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was just listening to 'Too Close to Heaven' by the Waterboys, which (along with the other song threads) inspired this post. For those of you who are not familiar with the work of Mike Scott and the Waterboys, 'Too Close to Heaven' is the title track of the great lost Waterboys record which was recorded during the sessions for Fisherman's Blues.
The song itself is a rare beast, a twelve-minute long epic that actually deserves that length. Caught between the epic metaphysical stance of This is the Sea and the roots music of Fisherman's Blues, the song inhabits a place somewhere between Paisley Park and Dublin, with Mike cast as a Celtic Prince. The song, essentially a sequel to 'This is the Sea' is brought to transcendence by the duel that develops between Anthony Thistlethwaite's barroom sax and the peerless Steve Wickham's extraordinary fiddle excursions, which oddly recall a great lost Neil Young guitar solo. Between these two duellists, Mike gives his last shot at epic grace before his folk excursion took complete root, and captures a beauty reminiscent of classic Van Morrison.
The most shocking fact of all is that this song was unreleased for more than a decade, despite the fact that it may very well be the greatest song the Waterboys ever recorded.

Anyway, I've gone on long enough. What are your favourite late night grooves?


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James
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posted 06 October 2004 10:32 PM      Profile for James        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Girls All Git Prittier At Closin' Time"
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A Nonny Moose
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posted 06 October 2004 10:37 PM      Profile for A Nonny Moose   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Blues in the Night"
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Michelle
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posted 21 October 2004 02:47 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by James:
"The Girls All Git Prittier At Closin' Time"

This reminds me of a song title someone once told me about, and I'm not even sure if it's a real one: "Went to bed at two with a ten, and woke up at ten with a two". I suppose that could go for either gender.


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kingblake
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posted 21 October 2004 10:36 AM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lover's Rock, by Sade. So damn smooth!
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 21 October 2004 11:28 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So is pablum.


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Fitz
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posted 22 October 2004 09:02 PM      Profile for Fitz     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anything Stan Rogers
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remind
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posted 22 October 2004 09:45 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nick Cave oldies, the new Nick Cave is to softened.
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fuslim
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posted 22 October 2004 09:53 PM      Profile for fuslim     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tom Waits: "You're Innocent When You Dream"
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Hephaestion
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posted 22 October 2004 10:02 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Take Five by Dave Brubeck

Somewhere Down the Crazy River by Robbie Robertson

Did You Get Healed? by Van Morrison


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chimo
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posted 22 October 2004 10:05 PM      Profile for chimo        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
220 Volt Live - Tangerine Dream
Live @ Akron U - Joe Pass
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Amused to Death - Roger Waters

Beethoven's "Kreutzer" sonata for piano & violin
Riviera Paradise - SRV
Georgia On My Mind, In My Room - Danny Gatton
Echoes - Pink Floyd
Fool's Overture - Supertramp
Memory Motel, Shine a Light - Rolling Stones

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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 22 October 2004 10:05 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by remind:
Nick Cave oldies, the new Nick Cave is to softened.

Henry's Dream is great for late-night drives.


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remind
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posted 22 October 2004 10:31 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Never have listened to Nick on late night drives, though I do not know why not. But love Murder Ballads for sitting on the deck late at night, his voice echoes wonderfully around the neighbourhood.
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Kanada Dry
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posted 22 October 2004 11:35 PM      Profile for Kanada Dry     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by kingblake:
Lover's Rock, by Sade. So damn smooth!

I have that album. Nice choice.

Other songs to enjoy with that special someone:

Sade's No Ordinary Love
Sarah McLachlin's Possession - acoustical version.
Air's All I Need
Mindi Abair's Lucy's
Zero 7's When it Falls, Spinning, Destiny, Home, In the Waiting Line, The Space Between
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
Delerium's After All, Touched, Silence, Euphoria, Just a Dream
Sheila Nichols'Love Song
Cranberries'Linger
Mama and the Papas'Dream a Little Dream
Massive Attack's Teardrop
Lisa Gerrard's The Unfolding
Mythos' Angel's Weep
Dido's All You Want, Whiteflag, Sand in my Shoes

Just a little sampling.


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chimo
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posted 23 October 2004 12:16 AM      Profile for chimo        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
forgot one:
Down by the Seaside - Led Zepplin

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Loony Bin
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posted 23 October 2004 08:48 PM      Profile for Loony Bin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of Little Wing is particularly nice for night-time groovin.
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