Confrontation – Tangerine Dream

Wow, I hadn’t thought of this song in years but it popped in to my head today for an unknown reason. After first hearing it in the movie “Thief” I bought the soundtrack and used to put this on mix tapes and other compilations because it’s such a great song. Tangerine Dream has done a bunch of movie music in addition to their other regular recordings and if you’re not familiar with their work I highly recommend checking them out.

The song is very Floydian for sure, the guitar tone reminiscent of “Comfortably Numb” but there’s something unique and soaring about the song which made it a favorite.

I was reading that this song wasn’t included on some reissues of the soundtrack so be mindful if you pick up a copy. I still have my original vinyl – must dig it out and give this a proper spin soon.

Top Albums – End of November

Here are my end of month Rdio Top Albums. Some holdovers but lots of new stuff as well. Sleeping Operator from The Barr Brothers is now my lead candidate for Album of the Year. I recommend all of these.

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The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator
The Greenberry Woods – Rapple Dapple
Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
The Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels
The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still
Wilco – What’s Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994 – 2014
The Derek Trucks Band – Songlines
Warren Haynes – Man in Motion
Beck – Sea Change
Warren Haynes Band – Live at the Moody Theater
M.Ward – A Wasteland Companion
Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Here is the whole series.

Top Albums – End of October

Last month I posted my Rdio Top Albums as shown for the end of September. Here is the update for end of October. A pretty good assortment here, some old, some new, all worth a listen.
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The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator
The Greenberry Woods – Rapple Dapple
The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still
The Barr Brothers – The Barr Brothers
The Derek Trucks Band – Songlines
Lenny Kravitz – Mama Said
R.E.M. – Murmur
David Baerwald – Bedtime Stories
Warren Haynes – Man in Motion
David Grissom – How it Feels to Fly
Paul Collins & The Beat – The Beat
Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session