Six weeks on and the workies have finished the job on the roof. All that remains is for the dismantled scaffolding to be taken away, and that’s likely to happen today. My bank account is a lot lighter but my mind can rest a lot easier. It was also a great feeling to get the turntable fired up again yesterday with a smile on my face as I read the initial and positive reactions to the next edition of the ICA World Cup.
There will, unusually, be a couple of fresh ICAs later this week, one of which was sent over quite a few months ago but went missing in cyberspace, while the other will be JTFL’s second instalment on ‘Trumpets’ having taken into consideration many of the responses from the TVV cognoscenti. Having said that, he sent it over in advance of a number of suggested tracks being offered up, so don’t be shocked if there’s a later third volume at some point…..
The turntable being back in operation means a return of the long-running Monday series, in which a piece of vinyl from yesteryears is brought out of the big cupboard (or the now numerous overflow containers) and given a rotation while being converted at 320kpbs via Audacity so that the mp3 on offer can be of a far higher quality than other days.
I’m returning with one of Orange Juice‘s finest songs, Postcard-era included. The 7″ single and album version are identical, coming in at 3:58 while the extended version on the 12″ vinyl runs to 4:07.
The extra nine seconds of music can be enjoyed during the instrumental break which comes just after the two-minute mark, where the harmonica mini-solo on the album version is replaced by Edwyn thrashing away at his guitar to great effect.
mp3: Orange Juice – What Presence?! (extended version)
mp3: Orange Juice – What Presence?!
Always happy to take suggestions for other songs to include in the Monday series, including guest posting – as long, of course, if I happen to have the tune on vinyl.