Saturday, October 30, 2010

On my turntable (special Apple Records edition): Badfinger and John Tavener

Although No Dice (1970) is Badfinger's second album (third if you count their first LP from when they were known as The Iveys), it is with this album that they hit their stride. No Dice and it's follow-up, Straight Up (1971) are likely the best of what the band would produce for Apple.

John Tavener's The Whale (1970) is an interesting piece of work. If I had to label it I would call it classical avant-garde. While it's not something that I would listen to every day, it is very ambitious and daring music, which makes it an appropriate release for the Beatles' equally daring record label.

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