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NickSheffield



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Wogan's Tracks of My Years Reply with quote

Probably because El Tel has an album of his favourite records coming out, he is appearing as a guest on Ken Bruce's Tracks of my Years slot next week - be nice to hear some Terry and Ken banter again.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I'd rather not
I was rather hoping Wogan would have disappeared by now
Not that his replacement is any better
Why have we never had a decent breakfast show for over 20 years Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just had a look at the tracklisting for the album...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Terry-Wogan-Collection-Various-Artists/dp/tracks/B0046XRPVO/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1

Zzzzzzzz

Not even a blast of The Floral Dance to liven it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
I've just had a look at the tracklisting for the album...


I just looked for the first time - they're awful! I'm not sure I can believe Wogan chose all these as his very best, Stardust isn't even on there, nor is That'll Do... maybe a copyright issue but still...!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to bear in mind his best was about 1970 so you could look at it in the opposite way
I just wish he would go away gracefully
Its bad enough to be stuck with him on Children in Need Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
I've just had a look at the tracklisting for the album...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Terry-Wogan-Collection-Various-Artists/dp/tracks/B0046XRPVO/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1

Zzzzzzzz

Not even a blast of The Floral Dance to liven it up.


Well, a lot of 'em (eg Brown-Eyed Girl, Have I Told You Lately) are the sort of thing he'd play a lot on his show... but it does seem the sort of collection that could easily induce a coma.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're all good tracks, just not all together.

Licensing is surely not such a problem these days - there are only four main "record" companies and they all share material for compilations.

The Killers were always a favourite of his Laughing They're not on. Nor Beth Nielsen Chapman, or a lot of the "new country" artists which Dr Paulie brought to the show.

At least "Young At Heart" has been given a rest.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:


Well, a lot of 'em (eg Brown-Eyed Girl, Have I Told You Lately) are the sort of thing he'd play a lot on his show..


Yes that's what a lot of them seem to be but as already mentioned Stardust isn't there which is rather surprising given that it's his all time favourite song.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised there's no Beth Neilson Chapman in there.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they aren't signed to that label, or does that not matter these days?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could just be that the cost of licensing Stardust and other known favourites of Wogan's on the disc was too great.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About as exciting as CDs 'by' Steve Wright , Dermot O'Leary or any other DJ who just has their name on one.

Why do they bother, and why would anyone buy them ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
About as exciting as CDs 'by' Steve Wright , Dermot O'Leary or any other DJ who just has their name on one.

Why do they bother, and why would anyone buy them ? Rolling Eyes


I guess it's because known "names" give credence to the selection and allow record buyers to trust the choices of music on the disc.

It seems to encourage sales - though I can't understand why. I would never buy such a collection unless it contained some real rarities, and then I'm probably only acquiring it for the sake of one or two pieces that I can't get on the iTunes store.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a dreadful collection of songs! Most of them are 'quite nice' in a bland way but really it's just a collection of Sunday morning mush. The only inspiring one is Bobbie Gentry's Ode To Billie Joe.
Why did he have to choose Rod Stewart's appalling version of Have I Told You Lately? And as for If You Leave Me Now and Arthur's Theme!!?? Even Ken Bruce would be embarrassed.

It's a lazy Christmas present bought by lazy people (easy to buy and wrap, no thought required). Wogan's chubby features will help sales but I guarantee that all the charity shops and bargain bins will be overflowing with this dross by January.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I agree that Disc 1 would be an instant Frisbee but Disc 2 isn't soo bad.. particularly these..

Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby - Did You Evah Razz
Peggy Lee - The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
Nilson - Without You
Jamie Cullum - Iím All Over It

I always did like the Chicago song... maybe it reminds me of good times.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
It could just be that the cost of licensing Stardust and other known favourites of Wogan's on the disc was too great.


It's more than 50 years old (as are the Dean Martin and Sinatra/Crosby numbers, from the same label), so the recording is out of copyright.
Very odd.

SantaFefan wrote:
I always did like the Chicago song... maybe it reminds me of good times.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Mum (who died on Aug 23rd) absolutely adored "If You Leave Me Now".
My Dad left us when I was 11 and I can remember my Mum crying to this song a lot, and if I hear the song it brings out a lot of emotions in me.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Why did he have to choose Rod Stewart's appalling version of Have I Told You Lately?


For the same reason my wife would, presumably! She likes it. I prefer Van The Man's original, but I've seen Rod perform the song live many times and I certainly wouldn't describe it as "awful".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems a totally pointless exercise to bring out an album of Wogan's favourite songs if his known no 1, Stardust, isn't included.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:

SantaFefan wrote:
I always did like the Chicago song... maybe it reminds me of good times.



Laughing yes, it does seem a rather contradictory thing to say but when I hear certain tracks from the 70s it brings back all sorts of memories as it was such a great time for me.

I was involved with a real nice looking blonde girl for most of the early to late 70s ( looked like Agnetha of ABBA I always thought.. Wink ) which had it's high and low points for sure.. splitting up , then getting back together.. but, even at the time, the whole thing had a magic, exciting feeling. This song and David Soul's "Don't Give Up On Us Baby" always remind me of the time and of course. it doesn't hurt so much to listen to them now.. Razz

It all ended quite amicably really around 1979.. I remember sitting around my house talking about how we'd grown apart, and my best mate, also present, said after a short lull.. "Maybe it's your hairspray or something".. to which we just fell about laughing! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I wrong in thinking that he was a huge fan of Clifford T. Ward and once said that he would play one of his songs (I think home thoughts from abroad) on his last show? Maybe I am, but I know he didn't and I'm surprised it's not on that album you linked.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No you're not wrong Eric. Wogan was a big fan of his over the years.

Seems this CD is not exactly what it says on the tin. Shocked

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Helen May wrote:
No you're not wrong Eric. Wogan was a big fan of his over the years.

Seems this CD is not exactly what it says on the tin. Shocked

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Well it's got an Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy so that's one singer he liked at least.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Katie Melua 'Closest Thing To Crazy', who I think was championed by him. Also Elio Pace, who are his 'house band' on sundays. I doubt he'd have bestowed that honour on Elio & his band if he didn't rate them highly.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheres Peter Skellerns You're A Lady ? I can remember him playing it years ago. On the way to school in my dads Mk1 Escort, happy days!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's another one Kengeo!

There are so many of his favourites we all remember that he could probably put a new CD out every month and still we'd find some that were not included!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've enjoyed Terry's chats with Ken this week. The two have a natural rapport and spark off each other effortlessly.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steady Ian. What you mean is two great Radio Professionals together.

Sadly I fear it won't catch on.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did anyone else notice that when Tel and Ken were having their little chat between the two tracks today, Tel said "when they got rid of me from the breakfast show" (paraphrased) "I then asked if I could have a weekend slot" so he didn't ask to leave then

BTW lovely to hear Homethoughts from Abroad (missed Eve Cassidy) again - memories of Pauly Walters and when the breakfast show was good
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed that bit, will listen back, he could gave been saying it in jest I suppose.

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possible Helen, only thought that (following on from the Buzzcocks thing) the worm may finally have turned and Tel was no longer toeing the party line
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Wogan's Tracks Of My Years Reply with quote

I'm guessing licensing difficulties would have prevented Peter Gabriel's 'That'll Do' from being on there.

You'll just have to resort to telling the announcer to shut up next time ITV show 'Babe 2' again! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
did anyone else notice that when Tel and Ken were having their little chat between the two tracks today, Tel said "when they got rid of me from the breakfast show" (paraphrased) "I then asked if I could have a weekend slot" so he didn't ask to leave then

BTW lovely to hear Homethoughts from Abroad (missed Eve Cassidy) again - memories of Pauly Walters and when the breakfast show was good


He was in talks with Lesley Douglas and Bob Shennan about his future before he was kicked off breakfast Laughing I think his weekend show gets more hits when listeners watch the live video back.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Wogan's comments were in jest. In fact, combined with his praise for Ken's show, I took it that he simply wanted a change from the breakfast show.
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