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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2016, 10:11:51 AM »
BOS, "Cause We've Ended As Lovers".

#1 on my top instrumentals.

Two of my favorite albums years ago were Wired and Blow By Blow, and it was a nice surprise back then when I realized that George Martin produced them both.  Gee, no wonder they sound so great...
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 10:13:04 AM »
BOS1 Jeff Beck. Proxy of Rod!

So many great songs on the two albums Martin produced for Jeff Beck. Was hoping for Goodbye Porkpie Hat from Wired, but I'll take this with no qualms.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2016, 10:13:59 AM »
"Sgt Pepper/Day in the Life" which really shoulda been the set-closer but whatevs.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2016, 10:14:06 AM »
BOS1 Jeff Beck. Proxy of Rod!

So many great songs on the two albums Martin produced for Jeff Beck. Was hoping for Goodbye Porkpie Hat from Wired, but I'll take this with no qualms.
They're both great and way rarer than the ubiquitous "Freeway Jam", which is great too, but need not be played.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 10:15:08 AM »
BOS1 Jeff Beck. Proxy of Rod!
Excellent! But I always get confused...is the "Cause We've Ended as Lovers" or "Goodbye Porkpie Hat"?

Definitely CWEAL.  But I have the same trouble with almost everything else on Blow by Blow and Wired, except "Freeway Jam". 
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2016, 10:19:41 AM »
BOS, "Cause We've Ended As Lovers".

#1 on my top instrumentals.

Two of my favorite albums years ago were Wired and Blow By Blow, and it was a nice surprise back then when I realized that George Martin produced them both.  Gee, no wonder they sound so great...

This taken from a Slate.com tribute:
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Soon after hooking up with America, Martin was recruited by Beck to produce the legendary guitarist and former Yardbird’s second solo effort and first instrumental album, Blow by Blow. The album kept one foot in the blues-rock world for which Beck had been known, but also proved a showcase for Beck’s surprising prowess with jazz-fusion and funk. As producer, Martin added string arrangements—typical for Martin, fairly radical for Beck—but eschewed studio wizardry, preferring to simply sharpen and help execute Beck’s best ideas: “I think that the sounds that you get are 99 percent of what you get in the studio rather than what you get in the control room,” said Martin in a 1978 interview. “ … I said this to [Beck] at the outset, I said, ‘I’m not gonna give you any magic if you’re thinking of that; I’m not gonna give you sounds that you’ve never had before.’ I said, ‘The sounds are gonna have to come from your guitar and you’re gonna have to work on ’em.’ And we worked on ’em together, you know.” The album proved to be one of Beck’s crowning artistic achievements, and the two collaborated once again on his follow-up album, Wired.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2016, 10:20:51 AM »
ooo! backward masking!!

OMFG!  My longtime request for "No More Lonely Nights" finally makes it.  BOS2.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2016, 10:21:54 AM »
"Sgt Pepper/Day in the Life" which really shoulda been the set-closer but whatevs.

Bonus points for letting the end note play out all the way, including the endgroove loop.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2016, 10:24:19 AM »
ooo! backward masking!!

OMFG!  My longtime request for "No More Lonely Nights" finally makes it.  BOS2.

Given AL's enthusiastic response to your request on FB last night, I was pretty confident we'd get this one. This is looking like another of those sets where BOS voting is useless, as they're all great.

ETA: Is this David Gilmour doing the guitar solo at the end of this one? It certainly has his sound all over it.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2016, 10:25:13 AM »
The obligatory America track with its Harrison-soundalike guitar intro
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2016, 10:26:18 AM »
ooo! backward masking!!

OMFG!  My longtime request for "No More Lonely Nights" finally makes it.  BOS2.
Who's the guitarist on that? Sounds like Beck again, possibly David Gilmour.

ETA: Googling confirms that it's Gilmour! A nice surprise at the end of the tune.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2016, 10:26:54 AM »
"Sgt Pepper/Day in the Life" which really shoulda been the set-closer but whatevs.

Bonus points for letting the end note play out all the way, including the endgroove loop.

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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2016, 10:27:38 AM »
ooo! backward masking!!

OMFG!  My longtime request for "No More Lonely Nights" finally makes it.  BOS2.
Who's the guitarist on that? Sounds like Beck again, possibly David Gilmour.

Good call - according to Wikipedia, it's David Gilmour.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 10:28:20 AM »
And now the obligatory Ringo track.
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Re: 11 March 2016: it's... "A George Martin Production"
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2016, 10:28:42 AM »
Ringo and pals in the sub.
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