Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by yesteryear, Jan 18, 2020.
This is from the mid ‘80’s, probably their most chamber-like song. I especially love the intro...
Another recommendation for Honeybus. "She Flies Like a Bird" is my favorite compilation from them.
For more modern baroque/chamber pop (mixed with a bit of psych and prog), try Bryan Scary's "Daffy's Elixir." It'll cure what ails you.
Daffy's Elixir, by Bryan Scary
I find with these sub genres it can be hard to find complete albums that stick to that sound & atmosphere through out.
Compilations are usually the way to go.
The fading yellow series are worth investigating.
This comp also covers that baroque, autumnal feel nicely.
When The Day Is Done - The Orchestrations Of Robert Kirby
Pearls Before Swine to me were always a great band. Something about this seems a bit familiar, like it could have been really influential, I don’t know...
It’s not a real chamber-pop party until some dude shows up with a calliope.
Sonny & Cher - A Beautiful Story
Produced by Bill Rinehart (ex-Leaves/Gene Clark Group/Merry-Go-Round)
RE: Nick Garrie: I'm guessing what you saw was indeed the 2008 Get Back label reissue. I initially saw about 6 sealed copies at a half price books in Indianapolis for cheap around that time. I bought 2 and gave one to a friend that I thought would like it (he did). While I hesitate to call it a great album, I do love the vibe and like about half the songs, especially that title track.
A little obvious, I suppose, but if you haven’t listened to it in a while you’re in for a treat. Gary Usher knew exactly what to do with stuff like this.
The Byrds - Get to You
Great one I first heard on the Circus Days comp of obscurities:
Tuesday’s Children - She
If you compiled a sequence of your favorite baroque pop tracks what would it be?
Oh yeah! I totally zoned about him. He's the man for the days topic. Also Cardinal is Richard Davies songs and Erics arrangements. It's great too.
People were tired of his Hollier-than-thou attitude
Going for Baroque?
This is as baroque as it gets, and from an unexpected source:
The Grass Roots / What Love Is Made Of
loose leaf baroque folk produced by Shel Talmy. "In A Beautiful Rambling Mess" by Roy Harper (1967)
"Inside Looking Out" The Buckinghams (1968)
Genesis' debut album.
more psych pop, sort of baroque (I just wanna post it), "Daydreaming" by Thorinshield (1967)
I love baroque pop, and it's always a pleasure to read this forum to discover new hidden treasures.
Little by little, I collected many references, with the intention of creating a website dedicated to this musical genre.
With the confinement, I could finally find the time to shape all this material, with my meager skills.
So here it is:
Pop Goes Baroque !
I've just published the first 3 articles. For the moment, the blog is mainly in French, with a translation option that I haven't tested.
I would really appreciate if you could take a look at it, and make any comments you think would be useful. All is good to take, the main goal being to gather artists and songs on the same space, without pretending to be exhaustive. Any proposal to modify or create a playlist is welcome ! The same goes for my pseudo-analyses which in my opinion are too talkative, or even useless...
As much as possible, I'd like to connect the artists and the songs together, so that everyone can follow a personalized path. I'm sure on this point you'll have things to say...
See you soon
For those interested, some news about the "Pop Goes Baroque !" project :
10 articles published, and many more to come...
0.0 – Prologue : Beatles & Beach Boys
0.1 – The Beatles
0.2 – The Beach Boys
1.0 – The Quintessence of Baroque Pop
1.1 – The Left Banke 66-67
1.2 – The Left Banke 68-69
1.3 – Montage
2.0 – Immediate Records
2.1 – Billy Nicholls
2.2 – Twice As Much
2.3 – Del Shannon
2.4 – The Small Faces
2.5 – Duncan Browne
Any comment or suggestion is welcome
Any love for Mariano and the Unbelievables? This is one of my favorite (2) dollar bin surprises. The cover made me stop flipping, and I took a chance because they covered familiar songs. It's swinging and kitschy and oh so fun!
If not mentioned.....the entire "PINK MOON" album by NICK DRAKE.....i was listening yesterday....such a masterpiece!!!
The Pop Goes Baroque! encyclopedia now features 20 articles... To celebrate, here is the brand new "Spot Baroque"!
A big thank you for all the references found on this forum, as well as for all the comments, suggestions and support. Keep it up !
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