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« on: October 17, 2020, 05:00:19 PM »

I was nine but these are the albums I own and listen to regularly(ish).

I'm not sure that they are all 1970 but here goes;

Louden Wainwright III - LWIII
Elton John - Tumbledown Connection
Ricky Nelson - Rick Sings Nelson
Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs ...
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
Barclay James Harvest - BJH
Curved Air - Air Conditioning
ELP - ELP
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant
Ginger Baker's Airforce - 1 (and 2)
Poco - Poco
Brinsley Schwartz - BS
Uriah Heep - Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble
Van Morrison - His Band ...
Black Sabbeth - Paranoid
Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon
Mott The Hoople - Mad Shadows
Santana - Abraxas
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die

with nods to Simon & Garfunkal, Van Der Graff Generator, King Crimson, Procul Harem and The Strawbs.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 05:18:55 PM »

1. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
2. Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
3. The Beach Boys - Sunflower
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
5. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
6. The Byrds - (Untitled)
7. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
8. Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Magnetic South
9. Roy Harper - Flat, Baroque & Berserk
10. The Doors - Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Café
11. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
12. Parliament - Osmium
13. Steeleye Span - Hark! The Village Wait
14. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
15. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pendulum
16. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
17. Elvis Presley - That's the Way It Is
18. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
19. Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
20. The Move - Shazam

And I still haven't run out of albums that I love from 1970.  What a year!

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 05:34:03 PM »


1. Grateful Dead - American Beauty


Well, well, well...I didn't even think you liked the Dead!
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1. Grateful Dead - American Beauty


Well, well, well...I didn't even think you liked the Dead!


Jeez, man, your memory is short.  I'm the one who started the Grateful Dead thread on this forum - possibly the longest thread in Talkawhile history.

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 06:21:18 PM »


1. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
2. Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
3. The Beach Boys - Sunflower
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
5. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
6. The Byrds - (Untitled)
7. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
8. Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Magnetic South
9. Roy Harper - Flat, Baroque & Berserk
10. The Doors - Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Café
11. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
12. Parliament - Osmium
13. Steeleye Span - Hark! The Village Wait
14. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
15. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pendulum
16. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
17. Elvis Presley - That's the Way It Is
18. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
19. Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
20. The Move - Shazam

And I still haven't run out of albums that I love from 1970.  What a year!

Jules


That's a great list. I would have Goldrush much higher but the biggest intrigue for me is Spirit. I know of the album from a then current girlfiriend but it was always Roy Harper and others that got played and it remained in the collection. I always thought they were a sort of bubbling under band. Time to re-avaluate courtesy of Youtube.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 07:02:50 PM »


the biggest intrigue for me is Spirit. I know of the album from a then current girlfiriend but it was always Roy Harper and others that got played and it remained in the collection. I always thought they were a sort of bubbling under band.


Oh in general, they are. Except for this one album. A masterpiece.

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 07:14:41 PM »




1. Grateful Dead - American Beauty


Well, well, well...I didn't even think you liked the Dead!


Jeez, man, your memory is short.  I'm the one who started the Grateful Dead thread on this forum - possibly the longest thread in Talkawhile history.

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Just refreshed my memory..."My preferences are for songs over jams."  Hmmm.  Ok, so, AB and WMD... entry level stuff  Wink Grin
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Just refreshed my memory..."My preferences are for songs over jams."  Hmmm.  Ok, so, AB and WMD... entry level stuff  Wink Grin


Oh I bought a hell of a lot more before I forced myself to stop!

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 07:33:42 PM »

Found a few more classics from 1970 including The Stooges! I must admit I haven't listened to that Funkadelic album in years but it has to be one of the all time great album titles.  Cool

The Beatles - Let It Be
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu
Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
The Faces - First Step
Fairport Convention - Full House
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Paul McCartney - McCartney
Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
The Stooges - Fun House
The Who - Live At Leeds
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush

There's quite a comprehensive listing here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_in_music#January and scroll down
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 07:52:03 PM »

In no particular order:

Full House - Fairport Convention
McCartney - Paul McCartney
A Question of Balance - The Moody Blues
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
After The Goldrush - Neil Young
Ladies Of The Canyon - Joni Mitchell
Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
American Beauty - The Grateful Dead
Deja Vu - Crosby Stills Nash & Young
The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie
Let It Be - The Beatles
Live At Leeds - The Who
Loaded - Velvet Underground
Mad Shadows - Mott the Hoople
Magnetic South - Michael Nesmith & The First National Band
Marvin Welch & Farrar
Woodstock - Original Soundtrack
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Sunflower - The Beach Boys
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 08:11:34 PM »

1970 GD question: Does everybody prefer American Beauty to Workingmans Dead?
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1970 GD question: Does everybody prefer American Beauty to Workingmans Dead?


Yes.

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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2020, 08:18:51 PM »



1970 GD question: Does everybody prefer American Beauty to Workingmans Dead?


Yes.

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2020, 08:30:58 PM »

Some strong lists! Here's mine, in no particular order:

Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune
Fairfield Parlour - From Home To Home
Fairport - Full House
The Byrds - (Untitled)
Al Stewart - Zero She Flies
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman
Steeleye Span - Hark! The Village Wait
Marvin, Welch & Farrar - S/T
The Dillards - Cottonfields
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy
McGuinness Flint - S/T
Stephen Stills - S/T
Trader Horne - Morning Way
Sea Train- S/T
The Strawbs - Dragonfly
Poco - S/T
The Carolyn Hester Coalition - Magazine
Badfinger - No Dice
Toe Fat - S/T



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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2020, 08:33:01 PM »


1970 GD question: Does everybody prefer American Beauty to Workingmans Dead?


Yes.
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1970 GD question: Does everybody prefer American Beauty to Workingmans Dead?


Both fine albums. I chose WD for no other reason than I bought it before AB.

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the biggest intrigue for me is Spirit. I know of the album from a then current girlfiriend but it was always Roy Harper and others that got played and it remained in the collection. I always thought they were a sort of bubbling under band.


Oh in general, they are. Except for this one album. A masterpiece.

Jules


Listening now and on first listen it seems to be a great album that somehow passed me by at the time. Thanks Jules for connecting us up.
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Listening now and on first listen it seems to be a great album that somehow passed me by at the time. Thanks Jules for connecting us up.  


My pleasure.

(And now yours too.)

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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2020, 08:10:15 AM »

Not in any order

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
CSNY - Deja Vu
Deep Puple - In rock
Free - Fire and Water
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmos Factory
Fairport Convention - Full House
Neil Young - After the goldrush
Mott the Hoople - Mad Shadows
Led Zeppelin - LZIII
Genesis - Trespass
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and other assorted love songs
Curved Air - Air conditioning
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water
Steeleye Span - Hark the village wait
The Byrds  - Untitled
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
Nick Drake - Bryter Later
The Faces - First step
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2020, 12:09:37 PM »

Live at leeds by the who,  its so great everything else is in its shadow and i cant be bothered to try and bother to make out which ones come between it anf the number 21
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