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Jules Gray
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« on: October 17, 2020, 10:16:10 PM »

1. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
2. Lou Reed - Berlin
3. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
4. The Who - Quadrophenia
5. The Beach Boys - Holland
6. Gram Parsons - GP
7. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run
8. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard/A True Star
9. The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup
10. Alan Price - O Lucky Man!
11. Fairport Convention - Nine
12. Status Quo - Hello!
13. The Wailers - Burnin'
14. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
15. Neil Innes - How Sweet to be an Idiot
16. Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
17. The Wailers - Catch a Fire
18. Michael Nesmith - Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash
19. John Cale - Paris 1919
20. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 11:02:21 PM »


1. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
2. Lou Reed - Berlin
3. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
4. The Who - Quadrophenia
5. The Beach Boys - Holland
6. Gram Parsons - GP
7. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run
8. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard/A True Star
9. The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup
10. Alan Price - O Lucky Man!
11. Fairport Convention - Nine
12. Status Quo - Hello!
13. The Wailers - Burnin'
14. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
15. Neil Innes - How Sweet to be an Idiot
16. Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
17. The Wailers - Catch a Fire
18. Michael Nesmith - Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash
19. John Cale - Paris 1919
20. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

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Strangely enough, I've only heard five of those. Michael Nesmith has been on my list of artists to explore for a while. I'm partial to country rock and he's probably the biggest stalwart of the genre I haven't heard - beyond a few Monkees records, at least.

Here my list for 1973:

Steeleye Span - Parcel Of Rogues
Jack The Lad - It's....
Loggins & Messina - Full Sail
Leo Sayer - Silverbird
Clifford T Ward - Home Thoughts
Graham Nash - Wild Tales
The Byrds - S/T
The Dillards - Tribute To The American Duck
Hudson Ford - Nickelodeon
Alan Hull - Pipedream
Loudon Wainwright III - Attempted Mustache
Lindisfarne - Roll On, Ruby
Gene Clark - Roadmaster
Poco - Crazy Eyes
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night
Renaissance - Ashes Are Burning
Country Gazette - Don't Give Up The Day Job
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
Nicky Hopkins - The Man Was A Dreamer
Froggie Beaver - From The Pond
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 10:39:24 AM »

In alphabetical order (I think). I couldn't whittle this down to 20:

Holland - The Beach Boys
Buckingham Nicks - Buckingham Nicks
Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
The Captain & Me - The Doobie Brothers
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Nine - Fairport Convention
Living In The Material World - George Harrison
Court & Spark - Joni Mitchell
Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash - Michael Nesmith
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Mott - Mott The Hoople
How Sweet To Be An Idiot - Neil Innes
Time Fades Away - Neil Young
Band On The Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
There Goes Rhymin' Simon - Paul Simon
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - Richard & Linda Thompson
Ringo - Ringo Starr
The Man In The Bowler Hat - Stackridge
Countdown To Ecstasy - Steely Dan
Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
Quadrophenia - The Who

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I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - Richard & Linda Thompson


By rights this should have come out in 1973, but it didn't get a release until 1974.

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 10:49:39 AM »



I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - Richard & Linda Thompson


By rights this should have come out in 1973, but it didn't get a release until 1974.

Jules


Ah. Metadata on ITunes is wrong. It will therefore appear on my next list.  Wink
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Ah. Metadata on ITunes is wrong.


Always take that data with a shovel of salt.  Watch out for Bob Dylan later - Blood on the Tracks is 1975, and Desire is 1976, although I tend to think of them as coming from the preceding year in both instances.  I believe they both came out in January.

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 02:31:37 PM »

Once again, in alphabetical order:

Al Stewart - Past Present & Future
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
FC - Nine
FC - Rosie
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
Horslips - Happy To Meet, Sory To Part
Jackson Browne - For Everyman
John Martyn - Solid Air
Larry Norman - So Long Ago The Garden
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Status Quo - Hello
Steeleye Span - Parcel Of Rogues
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four

Albion Country Band's Battle Of the Field should be in there, but wasn't actually released until 1976.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 02:34:51 PM »

My top ten for this year -

The Byrds - Byrds
Fairport - Rosie
George Harrison - Living in the Material World
Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power
Led Zep - Houses of the Holy
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Queen - Queen
Ringo Starr - Ringo
The Who - Quadrophenia
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

I keep seeing albums on the Wiki listings by The Guess Who. I know the name but little else. Any fans of theirs on here? I see Randy Bachman was in the band.  

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My top ten for this year -

The Byrds - Byrds
Fairport - Rosie
George Harrison - Living in the Material World
Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power
Led Zep - Houses of the Holy
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Queen - Queen
Ringo Starr - Ringo
The Who - Quadrophenia
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

I keep seeing albums on the Wiki listings by The Guess Who. I know the name but little else. Any fans of theirs on here? I see Randy Bachman was in the band.  




I recently picked up an Original Albums Series boxed set by The Guess Who featuring five records from 1969 - 1972. They are a little poppier, for the most part, than Bachman Turner Overdrive. but there's plenty of good songwriting to enjoy. Like Fairport, though,t hey seemed to have a revolving door policy regarding membership which makes them a bit scattergun stylistically but it's mostly of a reasonably high standard.

According to my Guinness Hit Singles bible, they bothered the UK chart compilers twice. Once in 1967, with a song called His Girl, which reached #45 and again in 1969, with American Woman which climbed as high as #19, and is, I suppose, their signature song, despite being - in my opinion, at least - one of their less satisfying efforts.

A band worth checking out, for sure.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2020, 02:07:57 AM »

The eponymous Planxty (black) album has to appear as a truly seminal milestone in the folk genre...
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I recently picked up an Original Albums Series boxed set by The Guess Who featuring five records from 1969 - 1972. They are a little poppier, for the most part, than Bachman Turner Overdrive. but there's plenty of good songwriting to enjoy. Like Fairport, though,t hey seemed to have a revolving door policy regarding membership which makes them a bit scattergun stylistically but it's mostly of a reasonably high standard.

According to my Guinness Hit Singles bible, they bothered the UK chart compilers twice. Once in 1967, with a song called His Girl, which reached #45 and again in 1969, with American Woman which climbed as high as #19, and is, I suppose, their signature song, despite being - in my opinion, at least - one of their less satisfying efforts.

A band worth checking out, for sure.


Thanks Wayne. I'm sure I'll recognise American Woman but probably not anything else by them. There's bound to be plenty to listen to on YouTube and Spotify.

Another name that kept catching my eye was Olivia Newton-John. I didn't know she had released quite so many albums in the 70s - 11 studio albums between 71 and 78. And then came Grease.

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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2020, 12:22:37 PM »

Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon
Emerson, lake and Palmer - Brain salad surgery
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the holy
Nazareth - Razamanaz
The Eagles - Desperado
Genesis - selling England by the pound
Al Stewart - past, present and future
Black Sabbath - Sabbath bloody Sabbath
Bruce Springsteen - The wild, the innocent and the E street shuffle
Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ
Electric Light Orchestra - On the third day
Queen - Queen
Rick Wakeman - The six wives of Henry VIII
Sassafras - Expecting company
Status Quo - Hello
Doobie Brothers - The captain and me
The Who - Quadrophenia
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone 4
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2020, 12:27:13 PM »

The Who - Quadrophenia
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Fairport - Nine
Horslips - The Tain
John Martyn - Solid Air
Michael Chapman - Millstone Grit
Alan Hull - Pipedream
Rory Gallagher - Blueprint
Rory Gallagher - Tattoo
Gong - Flying Teapot
Gong - Angel's Egg
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Man - Back Into the Future
Can - Future Days
Peter Hammill - Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night
Hawkwind - Space Ritual
Bert Jansch - Moonshine
Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
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