Music For Listeners 06/22/2013
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Country Mike's Greatest Hits'.
2) Slim Whitman-"Bandera Waltz" From the CD compilation 'The Essential Slim Whitman'.
3) Sigur Rós-"Brennisteinn" From the brand new CD 'Kveikur'.
4) Catamaran-"All Around" From the brand new digital single for "All Around".
5) Spectrals-"Keep Your Magic Out Of My House" From the brand new CD 'Sob Story'.
6) Surfer Blood-"Demon Dance" From the brand new CD 'Pythons'.
7) Low-"Clarence White" From the CD "The Invisible Way".
8) His Clancyness-"Safe Around the Edges" From the brand new cassette EP 'Charade'.
9) Jimmy Nicol and the Shubdubs-"Night Train" From the CD compilation '60s Instrumental Hits'.
10) Treetop Flyers-"Rose is in the Yard" From the brand new CD 'The Mountain Moves'.
11) The Little Ones-"Body" From the CD 'The Dawn Sang Along'.
12) The Spinto Band-"Breath Goes In" From the CD 'Cool Cocoon'.
13) Boards Of Canada-"Palace Posy" From the brand new CD 'Tomorrow's Harvest'.
14) Neon Neon-"Listen to the Rainbow" From the brand new CD 'Praxis Makes Perfect'.
15) Still Corners-"Midnight Drive" From the brand new CD 'Strange Pleasures'.
16) Thoughts Detecting Machines-"Day After Day" From the brand new CD 'Forget'.
17) Inspiral Carpets-"Mermaid" From the CD 'The Beast Inside'.
18) Tom Hingley-"New Slums" From the digital single for "New Slums".
19) Inspiral Carpets-"Biggest Mountain" From the U.S. CD 'Life'.
20) Widowspeak-"Perennials" From the CD 'Almanac'.
21) Ali Beag Macleod and Kevin Macleod-"Miriam Maclean of Polbain" From the CD 'Braes of Badentarbat'.
22) Charlie Parr-"Jimmy Bell" From the brand new CD 'Barnswallow'.
23) Paul McCartney and Wings-"I've Just Seen A Face (Live)" From the brand new remastered CD 'Wings Over America'.
24) Laura Marling-"Take The Night Off" From the brand new CD 'Once I Was An Eagle'.
25) Jon Hopkins-"Abandon Window" From the brand new CD 'Immunity'.
26) Dead Can Dance-"The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove (Live)" From the CD 'In Concert'.
27) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Another Fine Day-'Life Before Land' (Remastered Version)
The first time I heard Another Fine Day was on an amazing compilation called "Ambient-Dub Volume 3 - Aqua" put out by Beyond Records in the UK. (I found out years later that it was the very first release from the group.) Upon looking at the liner notes of the compilation, I noticed the names T. Green and H. Vickers looked familiar. Sure enough, I had seen their names before on the debut release from the Ambient-House pioneers The Orb. Tom Green and Hugh Vickers co-wrote "Star 6 & 7 8 9" for that amazing record and lucky for us Tom Green would stay in the fold of The Orb winding up writing material with them for at least four of their albums. After the Aqua compilation, Tom set his sights to create a whole album under the moniker Another Fine Day. Tonight's MMR is that product. The very first release from Tom Green's solo project. He has since released other albums under this name, a lot of them as soundtrack pieces, but this album is considered his Ambient-Dub masterpiece. In 2004, he remastered and re-released the album on his own label since the original pressing was long out of print. He continues to work in atmospherics creating eclectic scores for various films and television programs. I talk to Tom on Facebook every once in awhile, and I will have to say that aside from being a wonderful musician, he is a very genuine and sincere person. At our request he took part in an amazingly atmospheric episode of "The 180" back in March of 2013. (Check it out at The 180 page here. (Browse to March of 2013)) He tells me that he is thinking of making more music under the guise Another Fine Day for 2014, but we will have to wait to find out. Here's to hoping that he does.
28) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.