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It’s Raining Again

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Here’s yet another hypothetical Mix CD!  Feel free to track these cuts down and burn your own copy!  The theme here is “It’s Raining Again”/Fall-Winter/a “Less Light” mix. Some of the tracks I chose were pretty obvious, and others were more based around the sound; part of the fun is the wide-range of interpretations the theme has, so…

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Review: The Apples in stereo – Travellers in Space and Time

The Apples in stereo are time-travelers.  I don’t mean in the same way that can be said for the rest of us — though it’s true that they’re ALSO traveling at the exciting rate of 1 sec/sec, but rather musical time travelers.  They started out 20 years ago, give or take, in about 1966, give or take — about the time of Pet Sounds, and though it’s taken them 20 years, they’ve finally hit the mid-70s; the touchstone for this album isn’t so much Brian Wilson as it is Eric Carmen of the Raspberries or Jeff Lynne of ELO; that awesome 70s-AM-Radio-Power-Pop sound, with a healthy dose of space-age synths and effects.  The result is the aptly titled Travellers In Space And Time, and it’s one of their best albums… well, since the last one, anyway.  (Seriously, all their albums are one of their best.  Even my least favorite, Tone Soul Evolution, is one of their best — and this is said without diluting the term “best” and what that implies about the quality.)

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