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The Vinyl Experience – Happy Spring – 03.20.15

Today on the VE….Celebrating the Vernal Equinox with …yet another snowstorm in the northeast. Have we ever earned a springtime more honestly? George Benson: Here Comes The Sun
Carmina Burana: Pleasant Is The Season
Paul McCartney: Ram On
Bellamy Brothers: Let Your Love Flow
Beach Boys: Warmth of The Sun
Joni Mitchell: Chelsea Morning
Bill Evans Trio: Blue In Green
XTC: Season Cycle
Beatles: Good Day Sunshine
Lovin’ Spoonful: Daydream
Simon & Garfunkel: At The Zoo
Yardbirds: Shapes Of Things
Patti Smith: Easter
Billie Holiday: I Get Along Without You Very Well
Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song
Frank Sinatra: Dream Away

Leonard Nimoy record

The Vinyl Experience – For Leonard Nimoy – 03.06.15

Today On the VE: remembering the man behind an iconic character. Leonard Nimoy lived long and prospered. The TV icon died last week, and heartfelt tributes from all generations poured in…In Leonard’s long and varied career he made a few records … from the 1968 Dot records album Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy, recitations in the character of Mr. Spock were sandwiched between Leonard’s baritone warbling of contemporary pop hits such as Gentle On My Mind and If I Were A Carpenter. Some years later, GNP Crescendo released orignal soundtrack recordings of music composed for the TV show by episode. Gerald Fried’s stirring score for the Star Trek season 2 opener, Amok Time, featured this haunting bass guitar melody which served as Spock’s theme, perfectly capturing the loneliness and conflict of the stoic character….