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That looks like a sweet bunch. Anything with Rupert Holmes on it gets a thumbs up from me.

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It's a lovely thread. Sadly, it looks like the hull has fallen into disrepair again, with broken links a plenty, and barnacles covering many of the YouTube links.

I think a period of dry dock is required to get her shipshape again.

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Just discovered Nino Ferrer this from his 1974 album Nino & Radiah et le sud. Some groove.

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Oh man, Camp Michael McDonald. I love this thread. Perfect for summer. Or any time.

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A new compilation has been released on cd/lp/mp3 with 19 tracks of Yacht Rock style tracks, most of which I am unfamiliar with. Thinking of picking up a copy of the cd for summer days.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Too-Slow-Disco-Various-artists/dp/B00JX6AYXA/ref=sr_1_2_bnp_1_mus?ie=UTF8&qid=1400011682&sr=8-2&keywords=too+slow+to+disco

I went to the Indie Label Market yesterday and was confronted with the vinyl of this. It's lovely, the sleeve notes are ace, the whole thing is pretty and it's got a poster with it. Everybody loves a poster.

It's ace too, although it dances on the edge of Yacht Rock in my opinion. But y'know. Pretty smooth going.

Recommend.

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I went to the Indie Label Market yesterday and was confronted with the vinyl of this. It's lovely, the sleeve notes are ace, the whole thing is pretty and it's got a poster with it. Everybody loves a poster.

It's ace too, although it dances on the edge of Yacht Rock in my opinion. But y'know. Pretty smooth going.

Recommend.

It's a much better compilation than that dodgy Yacht Rock one that was released a few weeks back

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That has some very questionable selections on it. I mean Fat Larry's Band's Zoom. No way is that Yacht Rock...well not on my boat anyway.

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That dodgy one is on Spotify in full. It's basically a decent one disc compilation padded out with inappropriate-but-known stuff. 1987 Fleetwood Mac - it's good, but it's not right.

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I know so little, I would have thought Tango In the Night was pure yacht rock?

Is that other compilation good then?

This is the most important thread on the whole damned forum.

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It sounds sort of similar, but it's not right. Too late for a start, but that's definitely that other genre that no-one knows (ie. I don't know) the name of. Still smooth, but over-produced 80s smooth. Takes in Travelling Wilburys, Thomspon Twins, Mike and the Mechanics, Roachford, etc. Basically Music Made For CDs That Came After Synthpop. If anyone knows if this has a genre name...

Too Slow To Disco is ace. Slightly too inland sometimes, but they're all cool songs.

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Dire Straits have never been on a yacht. Sorry.

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See, for me, Sultans of Swing is yacht. I still don't get it, or do I?

Not Yacht.

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It sounds sort of similar, but it's not right. Too late for a start, but that's definitely that other genre that no-one knows (ie. I don't know) the name of. Still smooth, but over-produced 80s smooth. Takes in Travelling Wilburys, Thomspon Twins, Mike and the Mechanics, Roachford, etc. Basically Music Made For CDs That Came After Synthpop. If anyone knows if this has a genre name...Too Slow To Disco is ace. Slightly too inland sometimes, but they're all cool songs.

I have had a listen to that Spotify collection, and there is a lot of stuff that I would class as AOR or soft rock. Certainly some very rum choices, shipmates, that's for sure.

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Bee Gees = not yacht

ABBA = not yacht

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I had to wear deck shoes just to listen to it!

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I'm 50/50 on the tune, but that is one sweet video.

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