Hello, treefrogdemon! Lots of thanks for the links!!! (And for dedicating the post to me, and for the effort of putting it here in the first place, of course) I'm planning on returning the favour as soon as I have a few technical issues sorted out :)On to listen to them now, this should be fun!
TFD Great post and great music that I'm really looking forward to listening to properly - a cd is being burned as I type. (I spend far too much time in traffic jams and this is just the sort of thing I need to keep the road rage under control).Thank you
Well, I'm pleased you're pleased...of course this CD isn't available on its own, but only as part of the 5-(or 6 if you were early) CD set. If you do get the whole thing, lambretinha, I'd be grateful if you'd let me have the last track of disc 4, the Who Medley, which is messed up on my copy.I'm only leaving these up till Thursday.
Thanks TFD - I'm delighted to listen to these... one of my heroes. From Maki's post I imagine I should be able to burn a CD of these tracks (to take to a cottage by the sea) but I'm not sure how to do that - can't find them in the 'Box. Am I missing something?
Cauli, check your email.
I've always loved Ghosts In The Wind but have never heard a solo acoustic version before. He does make a glorious noise with such beautiful use of the echo. I have to admit he's got a greater range than Jerry Garcia and has not been subject to the drug-induced dips in form that Garcia and others put themselves through. RT has always seemed to be able to use the bad stuff to drive his music forward: is he still into Sufism?Thanks for these, tfd. I'll listen to/download them all before Thursday, I'm sure.
Yes, he is, Chris. Here's his answer to someone's question about Islam and music:Stuart: This is a religious question but I'm not asking it in a silly attempt to put you on the spot but rather as someone who has been put off from embracing Islam because muslims tell me that music is haram. When you became a muslim did this come up a lot for you and was there a standard 'defence'? For example, I know there is disagreement about it among muslims and that some of the hadith used in the debate are considered weak. Or did you put the whole question of music to one side where your religion was concerned? RT: In the world of Islam, you can find the whole range of attitudes to music. The puritans, like the Wahabbis and the Taleban, grab a lot of headlines these days, but I think the opinion of the majority is less severe. The Sufis generally have used music in a sacred way, but in the time of Abdal Qadir Al-Jilani, for instance, music was discouraged because it was associated with invocation of demons. In Pakistan, you have the whole range from ecstatic Qawwali to Taleban puritanism. The Qur'an says nothing about music, or any of the arts, and certainly doesn't forbid music; the hadith (traditions of the Prophet) say a few things, but there are some questionable traditions there. What is the Qur'an but the human heart externalized? To follow one's heart, one would say that that music is a natural, joyous human expression.
Listening session finished, and it was every bit as beautiful as I thought it would. Working on that Who Medley piece already, I'll let you know when / if I finally get itAnd once again, thanks! :)
Seems to work for him.Finished listening and there's some great stuff in there, tfd. It's a pity most (all?) of the band recordings were made from the hall, as the balance and sound quality isn't as good as a soundboard feed would be. If RT had a deadicated fanbase there'd be soundboard recordings with an overlay of audience to add atmosphere.....
What, you don't think RT has a dedicated fanbase?
tfd: that was a deliberate mis-spelling.....
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