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I have a lot of Leo’s albums from the 70’s, and one  newer CD from the late 90’s, but decided to give his newest effort with Mike Gordon a shot on vinyl. Glad I did. Very very nice. When Mike sings, he has a strong Jerry Garcia vibe. Well worth the money; you can pick this up easily for $20~$24. 
 

Also my first colored vinyl, which to be honest, I try to stay away from, as I hear some sonic issues can result, plus, I just think it is gimmicky. But, OK, I guess it’s ‘cool’ (shrugs).

 

 

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Steve, the only time I got to see Leo was in the mid-70’s at a pretty small club, as you, I was also ‘floored’. I sat in disbelief what I was hearing, and looking right at him pretty close, was being  played with only two hands. It was unbelievable.

As far as colored vinyl, don’t know, as I say, that is the only one I have. I will say this played very well, and very quiet, but I have no reference. I do believe there is a black vinyl release available, but much more rare than the colored. Seems ‘all the craze’. I must be an old fart, as I just don’t get the need for ‘razzle dazzle’ vinyl 🙂

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I've been a Kottke fan for a long time, and saw him play years ago in Denver.  "Bigger Situation" on the album below has given me a lot of pleasure...there's no filler in a piece that lasts 9 minutes and 26 seconds. And this was made after his bout with tendon damage. You could also say Kottke was "discovered" by my biggest guitar hero, John Fahey.

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9 hours ago, Steve Edwards said:

On the back of one of his album covers, he states that his voice "sounds like geese farts on a muggy day"

 Yep, I have that album. On his earlier albums, his commentary on each song was always a treat to behold. Also listening to some live recordings when he told stories in between. I have his first live performance/release on vinyl called ‘12 String Blues’, fun album, glad I bought it cheap many years ago, as it’s a bit rare now. Also, I believe I saw an early 70’s YouTube video of one of his concerts, and it is quite enjoyable listening to his stories. Was when I saw him too.

Interesting enough, I love Leo’s voice, and quite like his singing songs. ‘Pamala Brown’ may be one of my all time favs.

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1 hour ago, John Gallup said:

I've been a Kottke fan for a long time, and saw him play years ago in Denver.  "Bigger Situation" on the album below has given me a lot of pleasure...there's no filler in a piece that lasts 9 minutes and 26 seconds. And this was made after his bout with tendon damage. You could also say Kottke was "discovered" by my biggest guitar hero, John Fahey.

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Thanks John, that is one I do not have. Should search for it, and put it on my ‘want list’……unfortunately only available on CD

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