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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 2718
    @wayneirie - Black diamond heavies..... Yes!!! I really like that

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 19506
    Stranglers and the Doors

    /thread.

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 19506
    Ahhh...flaw in last post.

    I give you the sublime Mr M Hollis.

    Amazing, incredible performance here


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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 2718
    Gassage;1031143" said:
    Stranglers and the Doors



    /thread.
    Nobody loves the Doors more than me but you couldn't put something like that across solo!

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 19506
    And- scroll to 3.20 for the most superb keyboard playing of the era. One of the songs of my life this...



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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8246
    @Fretwired

    Pete Bardens EllPees

    Vintage 69 (Peter Green did play on most tracks): Transatlantic TRA SAM 36, 1970 (same track list as your post)
    Heart to heart: Arista SPART 1108, 1979
    Speed of Light: Capitol C1-48967, 1988

    CeeDees:

    The Art of Levitation: Sanctuary Records CMRCD378, 2002

    I've missed Seen One Earth
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • xSkarloeyxSkarloey Frets: 2935
    edited April 2016
    None of the following suggestions are remotely what you seem to be looking for. However I offer up the following list of my favourite keyboard music anyway:

    Bach's Goldberg Variations played by Glenn Gould. Andras Schiff is good too.

    Bill Evans Lovely non flashy jazz. Everybody Digs Bill Evans and Sunday at the Village Vanguard are my faves

    Ravel complete solo piano works. Concerto for the left hand is brilliant too.

    Erik Satie. Everyone should listen to Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes at least once. Landmarks of European culture.

    Chopin. So much beautiful stuff he was responsible for. Begin with the Preludes perhaps.

    Debussy. An orchestrator of genius but I love his solo piano works too.

    Beethoven's piano conertos. Absolutely killer.

    And another interesting jazz album is Miles Davis's In a Silent Way which is largely keyboard driven (Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea I think).








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  • vizviz Frets: 4610
    viz;1030965" said:
    That chap who did Queen of Denmark? Keys-wise not the most exciting but he has a good voice and interesting songs.
    Just listened to that song on spotify, I like it. Don't like the singing or the lyrics particularly but the instrumentation and arrangement is spot on, a good song! Thanks

    Cool. Actually we saw Sinead O'Connor doing it at Camp Bestival, it was an amazing performance. Found out what it was after they'd finished the set. I filmed the beginning of it here - I love the way Sinead stamps her foot :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLTXLH6So08&feature=youtu.be

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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 2718
    Skarloey;1031228" said:
    None of the following suggestions are remotely what you seem to be looking for. However I offer up the following list of my favourite keyboard music anyway:

    Bach's Goldberg Variations played by Glenn Gould. Andras Schiff is good too.

    Bill Evans Lovely non flashy jazz. Everybody Digs Bill Evans and Sunday at the Village Vanguard are my faves

    Ravel complete solo piano works. Concerto for the left hand is brilliant too.

    Erik Satie. Everyone should listen to Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes at least once. Landmarks of European culture.

    Chopin. So much beautiful stuff he was responsible for. Begin with the Preludes perhaps.

    Debussy. An orchestrator of genius but I love his solo piano works too.

    Beethoven's piano conertos. Absolutely killer.

    And another interesting jazz album is Miles Davis's In a Silent Way which is largely keyboard driven (Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea I think).








    Can't argue with any of those. I've performed (and still have large parts of it committed to memory) the Goldberg Variations and it is just one of those pieces that sits on a whole higher level to other music

    Debussy or Ravel I cab take or leave, more of a Liszt man for that style of music as i like the arrogance and power of it

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  • vizviz Frets: 4610
    edited April 2016

    Nice list Skarloey, though the grunts and speed of the Gould Goldbergs are a bit off-putting don't you think? Yeah to Liszt! though I love the French composers too.

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  • xSkarloeyxSkarloey Frets: 2935
    @viz I like both the Gould recordings, though for preference I prefer the later one (though it's heavier on his vocal accompaniment). :)
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  • tabbycattabbycat Frets: 340
    edited April 2016




    "be a good animal, true to your instincts" (d.h.lawrence).
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 4017
    Anyone said Tori Amos yet?
    This is my rant thread, there are others like it, but this one is mine.
    Bet you're wondering if this is a flounce? Truth is I haven't decided yet.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 2718
    I'm bringing this thread back from the grave as I'm thinking I may focus on piano and keyboards instead of guitar in the near future and I'm hoping you lovely people might direct me towards some good solo artists using pianos or keyboards where they accompany themselves singing :) to get some ideas of what can be achieved (or put me off as I'll not be as good at the singing bit as I need to be to do this)

    Annnnnd go!

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  • Imogen Heap is awesome.




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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 30248
    Imogen Heap is awesome.
    She is. Not just what she does on record - I went to see her a couple of years ago, and about halfway through the set she accidentally kicked an extension cable which pulled a plug out (nil points to the roadies for not securing it properly!) and her computer went down. While the roadies sorted it out and rebooted everything she just went over to the acoustic piano and carried on as if nothing was amiss :).
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • blobbblobb Frets: 710
    edited February 3
    Feelin' Reelin' & Squeelin'
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2527
    Air.  A French duo who recorded Moon Safari a good number of years ago.  Synths and things.  Amazing music.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • WhitecatWhitecat Frets: 1472
    Steely Dan
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 372
    Carole King

    Leon Russell

    Laura Nyro

    Dr John

    Joni Mitchell

    Edgar Winter

    As for bands, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Stereolab, Procul Harum, Van der Graaf Generator, Soft Machine,  Supertramp, Pet Shop Boys, Sailor, - a few genres covered there...
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 2718
    One thing I'm noticing, sadly and much to my detriment, is that it seems the other way around to accompanying yourself on a guitar (or how I perceive it anyway) - you seem to have to be a much better singer than a pianist if that marks sense. They seem to be good singers who play a little bit of piano. Whereas with guitar if you can play well you can hide your singing a bit more I think. 

    Also seems harder to be "cool" on pianos but hoping I can work with that.

    With that in mind, any suggestions that veer towards singer-songwriter on piano type thing would be great. There are a few Ryan Adams songs he does on piano that sound incredibly good to me and would be very interested in stuff in that sort of direction:

    Like this:


    And this (which in turn is quite Eagles-ish I think):

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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 457
    Anthony Hegarty (Anthony and The Johnson's).


    Moonface create some interesting music.


    This


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  • fobfob Frets: 326

    Stevie Wonder

    Ozric Tentacles

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6651
    Tom Lehrer. 


    I feel the warm, healing, liquid presence of God’s genuine cold-filtered grace. 
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 2718
    Thanks guys some interesting things coming through here, though really am keen to focus on piano + vocals if possible as I'm not going to be able to learn synths enough to be able to write or arrange for them. 

    I do love Stevie Wonder and do a few of his and Bill Withers at home (the later after another recommendation on a thread here) but I'm pretty sure in public a mop top indie white guy playing soul would be a bit twee Haha 

    And Phil... Tom Lehrer, you can't add anything to his genius by trying to rehash it :) 

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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 5601
    Check out donna zed.
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  • blobbblobb Frets: 710
    fob said:

    Stevie Wonder

    Ozric Tentacles

    That's a pairing I would love to see play live..........
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6651
    Thanks guys some interesting things coming through here, though really am keen to focus on piano + vocals if possible as I'm not going to be able to learn synths enough to be able to write or arrange for them. 

    I do love Stevie Wonder and do a few of his and Bill Withers at home (the later after another recommendation on a thread here) but I'm pretty sure in public a mop top indie white guy playing soul would be a bit twee Haha 

    And Phil... Tom Lehrer, you can't add anything to his genius by trying to rehash it :) 
    IIRC even he gave up and went back to teaching.
    When I was about 21 I worked for someone who had a lot of albums and there was a ten inch Lehrer one with Poisoning Pigeons in the Park and all those on it. He had Beatles albums, lot of jazz,all sorts of things but it was the Lehrer one I remember most. Wonderful stuff. 
    I feel the warm, healing, liquid presence of God’s genuine cold-filtered grace. 
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  • Might be a bit too jazz oriented for this audience but Go Go Penguin are bloody brilliant.


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  • Also the absolutely glorious Esbjorn Svennson Trio (EST)

    RIP :-(


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