9-22-09 Strange Days, October ’09 issue
Got my new issue of Strange Days magazine from
There’s also a great article about the anniversary of the
This issue also has a big article on the Porcupine Tree, detailing all of their albums (again, in English) – so now I know what order they came out in! Also featured is a full English-language detailing of the LP/CD discography of Gentle Giant, who appear to be performing again (in
One of my favorite parts of this magazine is their monthly column “Time Machine” – which is focused on 1969 this year. Each month, they tell you what notable albums came out that month in 1969 – our October issue details August, 1969 – Blind Faith “s/t”, Miles Davis “In A Silent Way”, The Nice “s/t”, Elvis Presley “From Elvis In Memphis”, Ten Years After “Sssh” and Canned Heat “Halelujah”. I’m good with the Blind Faith, The Nice, and TYA. I heard the Canned Heat back then, but these days, I confess I have a 2CD collection that seems to suffice all my Canned Heat requirements.
Some other curious stuff – I see a review of a CD called “Around Robert Wyatt” by the Orchestre National De Jazz / Daniel Yvinec. Guess it’s a French 2CD, just being released in
In the advertisements, looks like all sorts of SHM-CD’s are being released, and the kami sleeve craze seems to be progressing unabated. All the Vertigo Gentle Giant CD’s, all the Parliament (Universal) CD’s (George Clinton is touring Japan soon, apparently), a bunch of Jackson 5 CD’s, the Goblin CD’s are being done again – if you missed “Suspiria” as a kami sleeve…and I see that record store Disk Union (which I dearly love) is offering a Yes / Roger Dean “Fragile” wrist-watch – presumably if you get enough stamps onto a stamp card for the recent purchase of Yes re-issue SHM-CD kami sleeve CD’s.
And the Strange Days label is re-doing some Italian progressive rock, as SHM-CD kami sleeves – Uno, Citta Frontale, Triade and others (those are the three I already have as CD issues, even have a Triade kami sleeve, but my Uno and Citta Frontale CD’s are just regular editions).