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Purchase log, 2021-11-30

[Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Georgia Blue]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Georgia Blue
Vinyl
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Georgia Blue

Catalog

CD
  • Maurice Ravel, Bolero / La Valse / Rapsodie Espagnole (Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony)
  • Nonesuch Explorer Series, Tibetan Buddhism: Tantras of Gyoto
  • Reflection Eternal (Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli), Train of Thought
  • Tobin Sprout, Carnival Boy

Reissues

Vinyl
  • U2, “Gloria”

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Purchase log, 2021-11-23

[Hatakeyama Miyuki - Diving into your mind]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

Catalog

CD
  • Autechre, “Cichilsuite”
  • Autechre, “Envane”
  • Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno, Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
  • Falco, Falco 3
  • Gabriel Prokofiev, Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (DJ Yoda, Heritage Orchestra)
  • Juice Newton, Greatest Hits
  • The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
Vinyl
  • Dane Rudhyar, Advent / Crisis and Overcoming (Kronos Quartet)
  • Lipps Inc., Pucker Up
  • The S.O.S. Band, S.O.S.

Reissues

Vinyl
  • AJICO, AJICO SHOW
  • AJICO, Fukamidori
  • AJICO, Setsuzoku
  • Hatakeyama Miyuki, Diving into your mind
  • Tomosaka Rie, “Cappuccino / Escalation”

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Purchase log, 2021-11-16

[Electric Light Orchestra - Time]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

Catalog

CD
  • Claude Debussy, Piano Works (Alexis Weissenberg)
  • Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way
  • Electric Light Orchestra, Time
  • Frédéric Chopin, Nocturnes (Daniel Barenboim)
  • Frédéric Chopin, Polonaises (Shura Cherkassky)
  • Hesperion XX, Vingt Ans
  • John Coltrane, The Classic Quartet: The Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings
  • Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
  • Samuel Barber, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Overture to A School of Scandal / Adagio for Strings (Neeme Järvi, Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 / Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Vladimir Feltsen, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic)
  • Styx, Kilroy Was Here

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Purchase log, 2021-11-09

[ABBA - Voyage]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • ABBA, Voyage
Vinyl
  • ABBA, Voyage

Catalog

CD
  • Elliott Carter, The Five String Quartet (Juilliard String Quartet)
  • Meghan Trainor, Title
  • Michael Nyman, Prospero Brooks
  • Oakenfold, Bunkka
Vinyl
  • ISIS, Oceanic

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Purchase log, 2021-11-02

[The Cars - The Cars]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

Catalog

CD
  • Aretha Franklin, Aretha (1986)
  • Ice Cube, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
  • Madonna, I’m Going to Tell You a Secret
  • Philip Glass, Music in Fifths / Two Pages (Bang on a Can All-Stars)
  • Starship, Knee Deep in the Hoopla
  • The Cars, The Cars
  • Soundtrack, My Neighbor Totoro
Vinyl
  • Everything But the Girl, The Language of Life
  • Paul Young, The Secret of Association
  • Torche, Harmonicraft

Reissues

CD
  • Spice Girls, Spice (Deluxe Edition)

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Purchase log picks: October 2021

[Spandau Ballet - True]

Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST

Duran Duran makes it a point to make each album sound distinctive, but that’s often meant the band would run away from the fundamentals which made them famous. FUTURE PAST, as the title indicates, finds the band embracing its past while still facing forward. Generations of bands in their wake is proof enough they were onto something enduring.

sungazer, Perihelion

Adam Neely said his goal was to be the Neil deGrasse Tyson of music theory education, and I say, he already is. But he can also write. If you had to file Perihelion in a section of a record store, jazz would be as a good a fit as any, but it wouldn’t be a complete descriptor of what Neely and drummer Shawn Crowder do.

Sugababes, One Touch (Deluxe Edition)

One Touch has grown on me over the last year, and the previously unreleased demos on this deluxe edition would have fit well on the album proper. I didn’t even mind the remixes on the second disc.

Spandau Ballet, True

I picked up this album on vinyl a long time ago, but I hadn’t really listened to it since. So I gave it a few plays on Spotify and grew to like it enough to want it on CD.

ZARD, BEST ~Request Memorial~

ZARD has always existed on the periphery of my Japanese music fandom. I had a sense they would be too mainstream J-Pop for me. This compilation showed up in the thrift store, and yes, it’s quite mainstream J-pop but not cloyingly so.

FINNEAS, Optimist

I couldn’t really get into Billie Eilish’s second album, but I really like the one her brother made.

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Purchase log, 2021-10-26

[John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Live in Seattle]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST (Deluxe Edition)
  • FINNEAS, Optimist
  • John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle
Vinyl
  • Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST

Catalog

CD
  • A Taste of Honey, A Taste of Honey / Twice as Sweet
  • Carlos Paredes, Guitarra Potugesa
  • Goldfrapp, Felt Mountain
  • Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree
  • Goldfrapp, Supernature
  • Guns N’ Roses, The Spaghetti Incident?
  • Hugh Laurie, Let Them Talk
  • Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
  • Johnny Cash, Unearthed
  • Kylie Minogue, Light Years
  • Meat Puppets, Classic Puppets
  • Robbie Williams, Escapology
  • Robbie Williams, Sing When You’re Winning
  • The Pretenders, The Pretenders
  • Vanessa Williams, The Right Stuff
  • VAST, Music for People
Vinyl
  • Howard Jones, Dream Into Action
  • Jack Wagner, Lighting Up the Night
  • Makaha Sons of Ni`ihau, No Kristo
  • Michael Jackson, Bad
  • Rolling Stones, Some Girls

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Tokyo Jihen, Kyouiku (Education)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Otona (Adult)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Goraku (Variety)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Sports
  • Tokyo Jihen, Daihakken (Discovery)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Ongaku (Music)

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Purchase log, 2021-10-19

[Res - How I Do]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Craig Armstrong, Nocturnes: Music for Two Pianos

Catalog

CD
  • Art of Noise, The Ambient Collection
  • Brothers Johnson, Light Up the Night
  • Fishbone, Fishbone 101: Nuttasaurusmeg Fossil Fuelin’ the Fonkay
  • Hirosue Ryoko, Arigato!
  • John Zorn / Yamataka Eye, John Zorn Birthday Celebration, Vol. 10
  • Muse, Showbiz
  • Muse, The Resistance
  • Spandau Ballet, True
  • Sufjan Stevens, Seven Swans
  • The B-52’s, Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation
  • Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb
  • Tyler the Creator, Wölf
  • ZARD, BEST ~Request Memorial~
Vinyl
  • Electric Light Orchestra, Time
  • Eurythmics, Touch Dance
  • Marvin Gaye, Here, My Dear
  • Res, How I Do
  • Styx, Kilroy Was Here
  • Soundtrack, Patty Hearst

Reissues

CD
  • Sugababes, One Touch (Deluxe Edition)
Vinyl
  • Sinéad O’Connor, So Far … The Best of Sinéad O’Connor
  • Sugababes, One Touch

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Purchase log, 2021-10-12

[MONO - Pilgrimage of the Soul]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

Vinyl
  • MONO, Pilgrimage of the Soul

Catalog

CD
  • Béla Bartók, Piano Concertos 1-3 (Peter Donohoe, Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
  • Luther Vandross, Give Me the Reason
  • Murray Perahia / Sir Georg Solti, Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion / Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
  • Pierre Henry, Messe Pour Le Temps Présent
Vinyl
  • Kesha, Rainbow
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada EP

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Purchase log, 2021-10-05

[Explosions in the Sky - Big Bend]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Explosions in the Sky, Big Bend

Catalog

CD
  • BT, Movement in Still Life
  • Dixie Chicks, Home
  • Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
  • Olivia Newton-John, 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
  • Paul Van Dyk, Out There and Back
  • Sasha, airdrawndagger
  • Various Artists, Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
Vinyl
  • George Winston, December
  • Lukas Foss, Baroque Variations
  • Prince, Originals (Deluxe Edition)
  • Shadowfax, Shadowfax
  • Vanessa Williams, The Right Stuff

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