When a CD collection as large as mine comes up in conversation, one silly question that almost everyone asks is, “do you listen to all of them?”
I was asked the question recently, and I found myself wondering how do make sure each CD has a fair chance of making it into the CD player?
I decided to pick a handful of discs at random each week (or so), in an effort to make sure I get to some of the titles I may not otherwise pick up. And at the end of the week, I would post about what I have been listening to. Hence the title.
So here's what I'm listening to...
LIVE AT THE BLOOMSBURY THEATRE, LONDON
Unfortunately, the Zombies had disbanded by the 1968 release of what would be their signature album, Odessey and Oracle. Four decades later, founding members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent revisit that album's "This Will Be Our Year," "A Rose for Emily," and "Time of the Season."
This 25-song live set is worth the listen, although the presence of songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Chris White is missed.
Blunstone’s voice sounds almost as good as it did 40 years ago, and gives a glimpse into what might have been.
Katie Melua is a star in Britain, but somehow fame escapes her on this side of the pond. With a few albums in her back pocket, Melua shows more confidence on her fourth release, creating an album that is equal parts pop, folk and blues.