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The origins are finite.

Posted by John Trotter on December 8, 2014 at 20:51 0 Comments

Listening to the multi cd re-release and re-mix of 'The Velvet Underground' (1969) album, I noticed more clearly the lyric…….'Some kind of love, the possibilities are endless…'
Could this be the origin of the now legendary phrase?
I am reminded of the NME's description of their C81 cassette that Josef K , Orange Juice and Aztec Camera were the reincarnation of the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Velvet Underground.
Not getting any Velvet Underground stuff until…
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AN IMAGINARY COMPILATION ALBUM

Posted by the vinyl villain on August 13, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

I've tried to imagine a 10-track vinyl LP which would offer the best of Edwyn's solo material.

 http://thenewvinylvillain.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/an-imaginary-compilation-album-2-edwyn-collins/

Deaf Institute Manchester 16/06/2014 Brilliant brilliant brilliant!! Thank you so much for a truly fantastic night was honoured to see the best show yet. Hurry up back to Manchester soon please 

Posted by nick whyte on June 18, 2014 at 15:34 0 Comments

Deaf Institute Manchester 16/06/2014

Brilliant brilliant brilliant!! Thank you so much for a truly fantastic night

was honoured to see the best show yet. Hurry up back to Manchester

soon please 

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Edwyn and band live in Glasgow 15.06.2014

Posted by Alex McCulloch on June 15, 2014 at 21:30 1 Comment

Edwyn - Thank you so much for the songs old and new ...especially the new! ....keep them coming!

A great show ... Well done the band also.

Alex and Margaret McCulloch - Glasgow xxx

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Edwyn Collins artwork for sale - I love this piece and I want to find a good home for it ...

Started by Brian Wernham in General Discussion Dec 8. 0 Replies

Edwyn Collins - 'Grey Heron' artwork on eBay here:http://t.co/riR1HO7FRfI bought this at Edwyn's first art exhibition after his recovery from his stroke.  This…Continue

Postcard / research project : help needed!

Started by Lau Esta in Orange Juice / Postcard Nov 30. 0 Replies

Hello all,I've been working on this research project on musical myths, and I've been struck by how often Postcard has indeed been presented as a sort of myth, and Simon Goddard's recent book even…Continue

Edwyn album reissues

Started by Jason Kotey in General Discussion Nov 17. 0 Replies

Have heard that Gorgeous George is being reissued but what about your first two wonderful albums & Dr Syntax which I never managed to get on CD. Would prefer plastic cases like the OJ reissues.…Continue

Observer Ideas stage time?

Started by Vicci in General Discussion Oct 10. 0 Replies

Hello all you lovely people,Does anyone know when Mr Collins will be making his appearance on Sunday at the Observer Ideas event? I have tried contacting the organizer but unfortunately to no…Continue

Dear OJ fans/guitar players,

 

Please find attached a draft of the distillation of 25 odd years of trying to figure out how he does it. I hope someone finds it useful and that it stimulates some sharing of ideas as to corrections/revisions/additions.

 

I originally put it on the Songs and Tabs section of the forum but it seems to have slipped off the radar. I got some welcome feedback at the time (thanks guys) and if you look there, Gary Cochran's comment about how difficult it is to figure out the chords for OJ songs is one I heartily agree with. Any ideas you have about, for example, the key of untitled melody or whether chords need tweaking would be very welcome.

 

I have used chord positions up and down the neck according to what my ears tell me are the dominant sounds but that is obviously personal preference. Any ideas as to the filling out and layering of the arrangements would be welcome.

 

Lastly, can anybody supply with the lyrics to punch drunk? It would make me a happy man.

 

Gary

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Gary, I will show this monumental work to Edwyn later. I am somewhat struck dumb at the sheer effort of it. It's something he could never ever have been bothered to do and since his stroke, would anyway have been quite beyond him. Having said that, he is so much restored that when the players in his band get it wrong, he hears it immediately and can correct them, by demonstrating. He still doesn't know how to verbally describe a lot of them, never did. He would always go, "it's this and then this..." Dennis Bovell always said that "Collins has the best chords ever." One of the reasons he was so attracted to working with him. The funny thing is, the ambition of them. For a long time they were almost outside the scope of his playing ability! Especially live, hundreds of mistakes. But no matter, nothing wrong with a bit of over-reaching.
If we think about publishing them, as we surely will and in the not to distant future, would you mind being my first port of call to collaborate? I'm so impressed. Anyone else less dedicated would get it wildly wrong, I'm sure.
Dear Grace,

I put this on the website months ago and tried to email Edwyn and you at the time. After an initial crop of warm comments from other members the silence got to be deafening and I started thinking that I might have presumed too much by usurping the treaures that those four albums worth of songs surely are. Your message had me blubbing tears of joy. Would I mind..? You can't imagine how thrilled I am at such a prospect.

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Dear Grace,

 

How are you and how is Edwyn? All well I hope. It has been a while since i posted anything and I don't know where the time has gone. I saw on the AED website that Edwyn is playing in Kendal on 28th July but when I checked the venue link I couldn't see any mention. Is he playing?

 

Best wishes,

 

Gary

This is superb Gary, Well done!
A more accurate version
Have you done any of the solo stuff? (A bit cheeky really, but I am really impressed with the OJ stuff)
Not cheeky at all. The chords for Edwyn's solo stuff is a work in progress Kieron, nowhere near as complete as this. It's coming though.
Nice one, can't wait :-)
A better version of Untitled Melody
Attachments:
A more faithful version of Turn Away in honour of Malcolm Ross
Hi Gary,
Sorry if you felt there was not much feedback. I for one have been using your chords to try and muddle my way through a few OJ songs since you put them up. "Louise Louise" has always been one of my favourites and I am chuffed that I can now at least sound a bit like it! (Any differences being more about my playing than your transcription efforts by the way!)
I look forward to trying some more out.
Best wishes and thanks for sharing.
Ian
Hi Ian,
I know what you mean about 'Louise Louise'. I've lost track of the time I've spent playing that one, tying myself in knots, experimenting with different fingerings, trying to get it to sound as smooth as the record. It's typical of all of the albums though and something that I still find strange and that keeps drawing me back to them even after all the years; you know, there's only a finite amount of stuff on each track but I keep finding things I haven't heard before (or hearing things in new ways). I can't explain it. Maybe it's because I had my guitar amp up so loud. My Dad was only ever half joking when he said he could see the ceiling moving.

About the amount of feedback to the posts. Are you surprised there hasn't been more discussion generated? Do you think fellow fans are aware that it's there? I sometimes wonder if everybody can play them already and if the document is therefore redundant. In any case, I've enjoyed doing it and I'm just about to upload my efforts so far on the solo stuff. This one's taken ages and I've still got 'Home Again' to work through.

What do you reckon?

Gary

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