Currently listening to … In Time by The Emerald Dawn 🎶

I’ve followed this band since seeing them perform at a gig in a friend’s garden last year.

an image from roon of In Time from The Emerald Dawn

Listen to the single on Spotify or catch the whole album on Bandcamp.

Aug 15, 2023 ⌘

Currently listening to … Status Quo was the first band I saw many decades ago and I’m still listening and enjoying them after all this time, despite there only being Francis Rossi left of the original “Frantic Four.”

This is the new release of a live concert from 2010, with Rick Parfitt. 🎶

Roon status quo official archive series vol1

Listen on Spotify

Currently listening to the four singles taken from the new album, Carolyn’s Boy from Darius Rucker planned for 6th October. I looking forward to listing to the rest of the album.

Darius rucker carolyns boy cover

“I wanted to name the record Carolyn’s Boy because Mom never got to see any of my success,” Rucker offered in the interview. “She died before any of this happened, so it’s just another homage to the greatest woman I’ve ever known.” When asked why he wanted to put this album out now, Rucker shared, “Years ago, I wasn’t really sure what my place in country music was and I was trying to find it. Now I have found it—I know—and I think it’s time to give that record.” 🎶

Currently listening to … Threnody For A Dead Queen from Comedy of Errors.

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Currently listening to … But Here We Are from Foo Fighters.

foo fighters but here we are

I think it’ll need a couple of listens before I make my mind up. Listen on Spotify. 🎶

I enjoyed the first episode of “The Gallows Pole” on the BBC yesterday. It’s the tale of the rise of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners. Set in the moorland hills of 18th Century Yorkshire, the drama follows the enigmatic David Hartley as he assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a revolutionary criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and become the biggest fraud in British history.

I haven’t read the book, but I suspect it doesn’t end well for the Coiners…

The soundtrack is available on BBC Sounds and on Spotify.

Currently listening to … Mirror to the Sky from Yes.

Yes - Mirror to the Sky on roon

Really enjoying this album. Listen on Spotify. 🎶

Currently listening to … The Clockwork Saga from Gandalf’s Fist.

Gandalfs fist clockwork saga

This album is available on Bandcamp as a combined 5 act adventure, encompassing all songs from “The Clockwork Fable” (2016) and “The Clockwork Prologue” (2019) Albums in full narrative order. Links open in Spotify.

Currently listening to … First Two Pages of Frankenstein by The National.

first two pages of Frankenstein on roon

This is the first proper album from The National since 2017’s Sleep Well Beast. It’s worth a close listen. Listen on Spotify 🎶

Currently listening to … Fuse by Everything But The Girl.

fuse by everything but the girl

This is the first album from EBTG in 24 years - it was worth the wait! Listen on Spotify 🎶