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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Lennon Documentaries - LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD - TRIBUTE TO LENNON


Before I start on the music today I must share this link with you.
I have long stopped looking online for anything mildly amusing or supposedly 'funny'... 'comedy' sucks these days don't you think?
Then I somehow found this site...The thing that makes it even funnier is the fact that it is a truly serious site! The author/artist is not having a joke! It is not a parody!!
I still can't accept that as the truth but there you have it. Now go and look!

With you always



Now get serious for a minute..

As much as I just love to get passionately critical of most of the music I put up here I am afraid that this time I haven't much to get pissed off about.
Damn.
The only bad thing about this concert is the fact that sadly, John Lennon isn't playing in it.


Erm, let me correct that a minute. There are one or two artists that really should have been left outside. First of these is the horrendous 'sugababes' and the crucifixion of both of the Lennon songs they chose to do. You will agree when you hear it.
The next-worst or possibly the absolute worst, are 'Badly Drawn Boy' who are almost unbelievable in their lack of ability to even meander their way through a couple of tracks. I swear, without joking, I could do better! They ruin the whole fucking thing.
Well, not quite. They are easily forgotten when you hear some of the other artists. Teddy Thompson(a new name to me!) is truly moving singing 'I'm Only Sleeping'. What a fucking acoustic session he gives us!
One thing about this concert is that all of the artists make the songs their own and play and sing in their own style. Sometimes this works, in the case of Dr John(YOU HAVE TO HEAR HIM!) and Teddy Thompson. Even Jamie cullum, whose head I would usually wish to see on the end of a stick above the Thames -like they used to do with the recently beheaded to ward off any troublemakers who fancied their chances with the law but, just this once, Jamie Cullum is fucking brilliant too!
I have been listening to this a lot and really wish it was a CD quality, Stereo copy.
It isn't.
It isn't BAD quality. It's clear and crisp sound but it is mono..
If you let that put you off then you are more stupid than G.W Bush. Or someone. I couldn't think of any obviously stupid people right now so I picked the cliche.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Oh and the files are in 20Mb parts for reasons I won't bore you with. Let's just say this is the third attempt to upload this today. The moral here is that not all free filehost services are good. Or actually work!
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TrackList:

01_Gomez - Hey Bulldog
02_Sugababes - Come Together
03_Joseph Arthur - Across The Universe
04_Sugababes - A Hard Day's Night
05_Stephen Fretwell - In My Life
06_Lulu - Rock N Roll Music
07_Dave Matthews - Good Morning, Good Morning
08_Paul Carrick - Girl
09_Teddy Thompson - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
10_Badly Drawn Boy - Happy Xmas(War is Over)
11_Dave Matthews - Watching the Wheels
12_Jamie Cullum - Jealous Guy
13_Stereo MCs - Tomorrow Never Knows
14_Gomez - Instant Karma
15_Dr John - Revolution
16_Badly Drawn Boy - Look At Me
17_Teddy Thompson - I'm Only Sleeping
18_Lulu - Don't Let Me Down
19_Stephen Fretwell - How?
20_Trashcan Sinatras - Woman
21_Trashcan Sinatras - Free As A Bird
22_Marti Pellow - Oh My Love
23_HAL - Mind Games
24_Daryl Hall - Julia
25_Daryl Hall - All You Need Is Love
26_Stereo MCs - I Am The Walrus
27_Katie Melua - Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds
28_Katie Melua - Cry Baby Cry
29_Duran Duran - Instant Karma
30_The Delays - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
31_Paul Weller - Love
32_Jamie Cullum - Real Love
33_Joseph Arthur - Imagine
34_The Delays - Give Peace A Chance



LINKS:

NEW LINKS AS OF FEB' 2006!! GET IT NOW!
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I am going to have to locate some Teddy thompson ASAP I think. What a voice!
Anyone know much about him? I would use google but I'm busy!

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your efforts in uploading this one - sounds interesting ... Do you have details on date & location of concert?

Teddy Thompson is son of Richard & Linda Thompson of folk-rock Hall of Fame status. Yes, he's a chip off the old block and hugely talented. Saw him perform a few songs at an industry showcase in Vancouver - nice, humble chap who looks you in the eye and is very approachable.

cheers,
acn

12/17/2005 10:41:00 pm  
Blogger Diane said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful John Lennon documentaries!! I'm a big fan of Lennon and really appreciate all your hard work. Thank you!!

12/18/2005 06:30:00 pm  
Blogger hitmewithit said...

Great. Glad to see people enjoying these!

12/19/2005 05:30:00 am  
Blogger hitmewithit said...

Lennon Live, an exclusive special simulcast on SIRIUS Satellite Radio in the U.S. and BBC Radio 2 in the U.K., will include an hour-long documentary followed by live performances from Abbey Road Studios in London and SIRIUS studios in New York by major artists in tribute to John Lennon on the 25th anniversary of his death. The hur-long documentary includes an exclusive interview with Yoko Ono. Dave Matthews, Jamie Cullum, Dr. John, Lulu, Paul Weller, Daryl Hall, Stereo MCs and many more will perform Lennon’s music live from New York and London following the documentary. This special programming can be heard Thursday, December 8, from 2 pm ET to 6 pm ET on SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel 18, The Spectrum and BBC Radio 2.

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Check here too:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/lennon/lennonlive.shtml
or here:
http://www.7digital.com/content.aspx?id=1996

12/19/2005 05:37:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard this special on sirius, and I think it was one of the best concert events I heard this year. Lennon was really a master, and the artists (for the most part) did amazing interpretations of his songs. Thanks so much for posting this; I've been thinking about it since I first heard it a few weeks ago. One thing, though... I'm having trouble with parts 4, 5, and 7. If you could check these parts, that would be great. But no matter what: Thanks a million for posting these!

12/24/2005 03:34:00 am  
Blogger hitmewithit said...

Yes I was amazed when I heard it too which is what made me decide to record the whole lot of the shows.
I just checked files 4 5 and 7.
4 downloaded fine. 5 too. 7 didn't but only becuase the iste came back with a message@ 'Server is busy'
If this happens you just need to keep trying.
Do not use a downloading manager or you will end up downloading a small html file. You need to click the link a normal left-click. if you try to right-cklick-save as.. you get the html file too. so a straight leftclick download through the browser is the way. All files checked and still live and working.
:)

12/24/2005 05:36:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! got all the files, there must have been problems with the file sharing site the first day I tried.

By the way, not to offend anyone, but the "Jesus is with you" link was funny to me because it made Jesus seem so nosy. Always up in everyone's business... man, Jesus, can't you just leave the poor welder alone, he's just trying to get his work done! And he's so touchy-feely, always holding the arms or shoulders of the people he's stalking.

Anyway, thanks again for the files and the site!

12/28/2005 02:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you reup, please.

1/07/2006 01:12:00 am  
Blogger hitmewithit said...

Anonymous said...
Can you reup, please.

Seeing as you put it so eloquently, no.

There is a way to get re uploads from here. See if you can discover the way..?

1/07/2006 10:44:00 pm  

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