Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, "That's the Way It Ends" RIP brother Reap x

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 31 May 2019, 21:09

The Strawbs did a rather epic version of this when I saw them last year. Clearly one of Cousin's finest.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 31 May 2019, 21:10

The ubiquitous and easily recognisable Rick Wakeman on piano

Delightful




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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John aka Josh wrote:Wonder how many families do indeed have open fires nowadays.


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True

Although woodburners have become quite popular




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Yes. Mind you, even in '72 I don't think most people did - nostalgic even when written. We were fortunate enough to get central heating in '71, think we were the last of our circle of friends to do so.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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John aka Josh wrote:The Strawbs did a rather epic version of this when I saw them last year. Clearly one of Cousin's finest.


It's a beautiful track.

the Starwbs did reworked version of the track in the early 2000s. Also other tracks too





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 May 2019, 21:14

C wrote:Miller Anderson on lead guitar - he of the Keef Hartley band

Nice.

Very nice




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Love Lambert - he's a great mood setter - but for really taking flight, I'm convinced Miller's playing here is bolder than any other that Cousins has ever had behind him.

Those piano runs just past the 5 minute mark are pretty great too.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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Yes. Mind you, even in '72 I don't think most people did - nostalgic even when written. We were fortunate enough to get central heating in '71, think we were the last of our circle of friends to do so.


Very true

Most fireplaces were ripped out in the early 70s to be replaced by central heating (if you were lucky) or 'flame effect' electric fires!




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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C wrote:Miller Anderson on lead guitar - he of the Keef Hartley band

Nice.

Very nice




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Love Lambert - he's a great mood setter - but for really taking flight, I'm convinced Miller's playing here is bolder than any other that Cousins has ever had behind him.

Those piano runs just past the 5 minute mark are pretty great too.


Amen to all points

Jon Hiseman on tubs too




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 31 May 2019, 21:16

I raise my glass to salute Robert Kirby.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 May 2019, 21:16

Settles down really nicely into that meditative part, too. Cohesive, but with lots of change of mood. One of his best 'epics' for sure.
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John aka Josh wrote:I raise my glass to salute Robert Kirby.


*chink*




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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John aka Josh wrote:I raise my glass to salute Robert Kirby.


Indeed. With a tip of the hat to his Cambridge buddy, Nick Drake.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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LET'S ROCK!!




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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toomanyhatz wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:I raise my glass to salute Robert Kirby.


Indeed. With a tip of the hat to his Cambridge buddy, Nick Drake.


Yep



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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 31 May 2019, 21:20

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Love Lambert - he's a great mood setter - but for really taking flight, I'm convinced Miller's playing here is bolder than any other that Cousins has ever had behind him.





Indubitably so.

Here he is again. Just a tad sharper in his rhythm work too.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 May 2019, 21:22

Now comes the rocker. As hard as Cousins ever rocked? Love the vocals. Nothing even vaguely 'folkie' in how he sings "the actor lies down naked on his bed of glowing coooalls"
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 May 2019, 21:24

Glover's great on this too.

More soloing and 'forward' playing than you get with Strawbs - yet it's all very sensitive. It's not messy, they're listening to each other.

Love the tempo change where the wah pedal comes in. And that low, Lennonesque guitar underneath that I suspect is Lambert.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

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toomanyhatz wrote:Now comes the rocker. As hard as Cousins ever rocked? Love the vocals. Nothing even vaguely 'folkie' in how he sings "the actor lies down naked on his bed of glowing coooalls"




Self immolation? Cousin's singing about himself? He's rather found of slightly fey twirls of his right arm and hand...
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 31 May 2019, 21:27

toomanyhatz wrote:Glover's great on this too.

More soloing and 'forward' playing than you get with Strawbs - yet it's all very sensitive. It's not messy, they're listening to each other.

Love the tempo change where the wah pedal comes in. And that low, Lennonesque guitar underneath that I suspect is Lambert.


It's lovely isn't it?

Glover drives the stuff along magnificently





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 31 May 2019, 21:29

Pity this unit didn't do more together.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dave Cousins, Friday 31st May @ 9pm (UK)

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 May 2019, 21:30

Love the solos on this - first Miller then Rick.
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