Sunday, 2 November 2014

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 02/11/14 - Fofoulah & Ghostpoet, The Coral, Belle and Sebastian, Bob Dylan and Band, Into It. Over It.

5 tracks that were hot like m-aaagma!

Into it.Over It. - The Shaking of Leaves (2014)

Tighten your coat, with this rubbish weather we are officially autumnal and I've spent the day cleaning the gutters so I thought this was a bit apt.  Into It. Over it is Chicago musician, Evan Thomas Weiss. Despite the title, the song is actually about the murder of one of Weiss' friends.  In particular the relief, joy and disgust of discovering the killer has been caught and eventually released due to a botched police job. Heavy stuff. Enjoy your day. Phew!

Fofoulah - 'Don't Let Mind Unravel, Safe Travel' feat Ghostpoet (2014)

Just the perfect song to have your Fruit and Fibre to this Sunday, Ghostpoet's lazy drone easing you in to the morning, not to mention the outstanding backing from the London quintet. Fofoulah have just released their self titled album and it's a innovative mix of traditional Gambian and Senegalese drumming (Wolof style) with modern synths and dub, a highly enjoyable album. Worth a second helping of cereal fo' sho'.

That's two TOTW in a row from Glitterbeat records....

Old Pa's Corner:-
Bob Dylan and Band - 'Royal Canal' (2014)

This is one of the many many gems you will find on The Basement Tapes Complete released next week as part of Dylan's Official Bootleg Series, now at number eleven. Most of the songs have been available ever since they were recorded in 1967. From what I have heard they have never all been heard in such great quality. After all they are only demos and not really meant for official release. 
This fabulous version of The Auld Triangle, renamed as The Royal Canal has long been a favourite of mine. Dylan's voice is at its very best and is complimented by excellent playing by The Band. They were probably still The Hawks when this was recorded. If the version of this on the new release is any better quality than this then I will be in 10th Heaven. 

Stop Press : I have just heard this from the album and it is listed as the The Auld Triangle and I am in 20th Heaven. Stunning quality.

London Scouser:-
Belle and Sebastian - 'The Party Line' (2014)

What more can I say other than... it's only a new bloody single from Belle & Sebastian. A week after the Foo's and I'm being spoiled again. It's got a great dancy feel to it and up there with the best stuff they've done. I've already bought tickets for their tour next year as I didn't wanna miss them. Their new album 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' is out in January, so I already know it's going to be a good 2015!

Shell Hunter:-
The Coral - 'The Curse Of Love (Part 1)'

I got a bit excited when I saw there was a new release from The Coral and looking into it, I'm now more excited. According to Mr James Skelly, it isn't a 'new' album at all. It's the Lost album! It's compiled with previously unreleased tracks from between their 2005 album The Invisible Invasion and 2007 Roots And Echoes. I was quite into them back then so I'm hoping it's safe to say it'll be a definite hit.

This first offering I found quite suitable for the Halloween Weekend. It's a haunting waltz with The Coral's vintage sound. Perfect love song for the Day of the Dead!

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2 November 2014 at 16:28

Some great ditties, like the Bobby Dylan and fofoulah tracks but all good!

2 November 2014 at 19:46

Into It. Over It. - Nifty tune for some heavy subject matter. Really like the animation, too. A bit of an Eels influence?

Bob and the chaps - what can I say? Obviously fabulous and I can't wait to hear what the new release brings. Will have to stick with the budget version, though!

Belle and Seb - Tres dancey! Always good to hear from them. It's been some time, hasn't it?

3 November 2014 at 20:11

It seems that, contrary to popular belief, the postman doesn't always ring twice. He knocks once, too quietly for me to hear, then takes my new, long awaited, Dylan box set back to the sorting office, from where I can't collect it until tomorrow. Grrrr. Fortunately I have The Coral album to enjoy in the meantime - and what a fine album it is too.

3 November 2014 at 21:11

TS - aw! the beauty of MP3..who needs Postman Pat!.....Oh! the screw was peeping
And the lag was sleeping
As he lay weeping
For his good girl Sal
And that auld triangle went jingle-jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

11 November 2014 at 14:34

Sfw- nice track, you wouldn't know the subject matter on first impression. However I would like to buy a dog now.

LS- camp disco tactic goodness!

SH- pick of the pops...nice description, a Waltz for the Day of The Dead.

Old pa. I can't play your track but I'm sure it's a braw!

12 November 2014 at 16:43

FC - worth the blooo! me away when I first heard it...but its even better quality now and it is still scary that some of this stuff was was never meant for relese.Please listen to it. It is that good!

18 November 2014 at 11:11

SFW - brilliant love this...even better when you know the story!
FC - Bloody excellent!
LS - as you say this is upo there with their it!
SH - been meaning to check this out...we all loved them on their day. Great taster this, I'm going straight in.