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« on: October 17, 2020, 07:34:56 PM »

1. The Who - Who's Next
2. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
3. Roy Harper - Stormcock
4. The Doors - L.A. Woman
5. Pink Floyd - Meddle
6. The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
7. Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band - No Roses
8. Todd Rundgren/Runt - The Ballad of Todd Rundgren
9. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
10. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
11. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
12. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
13. Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate
14. Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse
15. Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram
16. John Lennon - Imagine
16. Joni Mitchell - Blue
17. Fairport Convention - 'Babbacombe' Lee
19. Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Nevada Fighter
20. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

It's not thought to be the greatest ever year for albums for nothing.  I had to leave off so many favourites.  Apologies to Marvin Gaye and Sly Stone in particular.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 08:18:04 PM »

In no particular order.

IV - Led Zeppelin
Tapestry - Carole King
Imagine - John Lennon
Ram - Paul & Linda McCartney
Who's Next - The Who
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - The Moody Blues
Nevada Fighter - Michael Nesmith & The First National Band
Blue - Joni Mitchell
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Babbacombe Lee - Fairport Convention
Madman Across The Water - Elton John
Hunky Dory - David Bowie
Surf's Up - The Beach Boys
Yesterday's Wine - Willie Nelson
Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart
Brain Capers - Mott The Hoople
Songs Of Love & Hate - Leonard Cohen
John Prine - John Prine
Grin - Grin
Songs For Beginners - Graham Nash
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 08:45:41 PM »

Another tough selection wrangle. Happy with these though (no order):

Fairport - Angel Delight
Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side Of Life
Shirley Collins & The Albion Band - No Roses
Dulcimer - And I Turned As I Turned As A Boy
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - S/T
Barclay James Harvest - And Other Stories
Barclay James Harvest - Once Again
The Strawbs - From The Witchwood
Graham Nash - Songs For Beginners
Steeleye Span - Please To See The King
Poco - From The Inside
Pacheco & Alexander - S/T
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Marvin, Welch & Farrar - Second Opinion
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne
UFO - 2
REO Speedwagon - S/T
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey & Pink
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In
Stephen Stills - 2
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 09:08:36 PM »

Not as easy as 1970 and I was in two minds about including Other Voices but I made it to 20.  Grin

David Bowie - Hunky Dory
David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
CSN&Y - 4 Way Street
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
The Doors - LA Woman
The Doors - Other Voices
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Janis Joplin - Pearl
Carole King - Tapestry
Led Zeppelin - IV
John Lennon - Imagine
Graham Nash - Songs for Beginners
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
Stephen Stills - 2
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
Thin Lizzy - Thin Lizzy
The Who - Who's Next
Yes - Fragile
ZZ Top - First Album
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 09:16:28 PM »


I was in two minds about including Other Voices but I made it to 20.  Grin


I really like that record.

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 09:59:57 PM »


Another tough selection wrangle. Happy with these though (no order):

Fairport - Angel Delight
Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side Of Life
Shirley Collins & The Albion Band - No Roses
Dulcimer - And I Turned As I Turned As A Boy
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - S/T
Barclay James Harvest - And Other Stories
Barclay James Harvest - Once Again
The Strawbs - From The Witchwood
Graham Nash - Songs For Beginners
Steeleye Span - Please To See The King
Poco - From The Inside
Pacheco & Alexander - S/T
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Marvin, Welch & Farrar - Second Opinion
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne
UFO - 2
REO Speedwagon - S/T
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey & Pink
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In
Stephen Stills - 2


Oh yes, so many of these wanted me to immediately grab my vinyl and give them a spin. Caravan's Grey and Pink stands out for me as an album I still find as fresh and exciting as when I first discoverd it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 10:38:35 PM »



Another tough selection wrangle. Happy with these though (no order):

Fairport - Angel Delight
Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side Of Life
Shirley Collins & The Albion Band - No Roses
Dulcimer - And I Turned As I Turned As A Boy
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - S/T
Barclay James Harvest - And Other Stories
Barclay James Harvest - Once Again
The Strawbs - From The Witchwood
Graham Nash - Songs For Beginners
Steeleye Span - Please To See The King
Poco - From The Inside
Pacheco & Alexander - S/T
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Marvin, Welch & Farrar - Second Opinion
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne
UFO - 2
REO Speedwagon - S/T
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey & Pink
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In
Stephen Stills - 2


Oh yes, so many of these wanted me to immediately grab my vinyl and give them a spin. Caravan's Grey and Pink stands out for me as an album I still find as fresh and exciting as when I first discoverd it.


It's an album of so many quirks and moods that I still often hear things that I hadn't noticed previously.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 12:58:24 AM »

Imagine was a great album... then.

Now, I find it twee and actually rather annoying.
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 10:09:02 AM »


Imagine was a great album... then.

Now, I find it twee and actually rather annoying.


Funnily enough I feel sort of the opposite. It was an album that I never listened to much until the reissue a couple of years back, since when it has really grown on me.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 02:10:10 PM »

Again, going with the favourites from my collection (in alphabetical order):

Carole King - Tapestry
Don MacLean - American Pie
FC - Angel Delight
FC - Babbacombe Lee
Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman And The Ravens
Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band - No Roses
Steeleye Span - Please To See The King
Steeleye Span - Ten Man Mop...
Tim Hart & Maddy Prior - Summer Solstice
Trees - On The Shore
Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 04:57:26 PM »

Here's mine;

Manfred Mann's Chapter Three - Volume Two (Volume One should have been in 1970's list amazing albums both)
America - America (the first three albums are exceptional)
Traffic - Low Spark ...
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Hawkwind - In Search of Space
John Martyn - Bless The Weather
Cher - Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
The Who - Who's Next
Don McLean - American Pie
Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
Stephen Stills - SS 2
Elton John - Madman Across The Water
Barclay James Harvest - Once Again
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
Stevie Winwood - Winwood
Status Quo - Dog Of Two Heads
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Procul Harum - Broken Barricades

with a nod to James Taylor, Donavan, John Prine, Bruce Cockburn, CSNY and Man.

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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 05:24:34 PM »

Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
The Who - Who's Next
Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Cressida - Asylum
Linda Hoyle - Pieces of Me
Genesis - Nursery Cryme
Yes - The Yes Album
Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Trees - On the Shore
Led Zeppelin - IV
Lindisfarne - Fog on the Tyne
Hawkwind - In Search of Space
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Wishbone Ash - Pigrimage
Fairport - Babbacombe Lee
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Man - Do You Like It Here Now
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2020, 02:02:49 AM »

Not going to do lists, but surprised nobody's mentioned Electric warrior (T.Rex)...
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 12:20:03 PM »

The Who - Who's next
Led Zeppelin - LZIV
Mott the Hoople - Wildlife
Mott the Hoople - Brain Capers
Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage
Hawkwind - in search of space
Yes - Fragile
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Uriah Heep - Salisbury
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Barclay James Harvest - Once again
Alice Cooper - Killer
Genesis - Nursery cryme
The Doors - LA Woman
Fairport Convention - Angel delight
Rod Stewart - Every picture tells a story
The Groundhogs - Split
Audience - The house on the hill
Black Sabbath - Master of reality
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman and the ravens
Focus - Moving waves
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Roy Harper - Stormcock
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Not going to do lists, but surprised nobody's mentioned Electric warrior (T.Rex)...
Funnily enough, I was only 10 in 1971, but I was listening to Electric Warrior, over and over again....  Cheesy  I adored T Rex
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Not going to do lists, but surprised nobody's mentioned Electric warrior (T.Rex)...
Funnily enough, I was only 10 in 1971, but I was listening to Electric Warrior, over and over again....  Cheesy  I adored T Rex


I've just been given a load of albums (both vinyl & CD) by a friend who's having a clear out and Electric Warrior is amongst them, along with two earlier Tyrannosaurus Rex records. I don't know much about them beyond a few hit singles so I'm curious to hear what they're all about.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2020, 02:45:45 PM »

Somebody gave me a CD of Electric Warrior about 10 years ago.  Still haven't got around to playing it yet.   Undecided

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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2020, 08:22:38 PM »

You know you want to...

part of the soundtrack of my youth....
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Somebody gave me a CD of Electric Warrior about 10 years ago.  Still haven't got around to playing it yet.   Undecided

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You know you want to...

part of the soundtrack of my youth....


And I enjoyed the singles back then too.  But do I really want to listen to an album of it?   Undecided

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