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Jules Gray
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« on: October 23, 2020, 11:02:52 PM »

1. The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
2. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
3. The Beatles - The Beatles
4. The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
5. The Buffalo Springfield - Last Time Around
6. The Doors - Waiting for the Sun
7. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys
8. Neil Young - Neil Young
9. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
11. The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
12. The Small Faces - Ogden's But Gone Flake
13. Scott Walker - Scott 2
14. Phil Ochs - Tape from California
15. The Monkees - Head
16. The Move - Move
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
18. Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark
19. The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
20. The Band - Music from Big Pink

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 11:27:29 PM »

1. Gordon Lightfoot - Back Here On Earth
2. The Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
3. The Dillards - Wheatstraw Suite
4. The Incredible String Band - Wee Tam & The Big Huge
5. The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
6. Melanie - Born To Be
7. Gordon Lightfoot - Did She Mention My Name
8. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
9. Fairport - Debut
10. Wendy Carlos - Switched On Bach
11. The Steve Miller Band - Sailor
12. Caravan - Debut
13. The Byrds - Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
14. Jethro Tull - This Was
15. Sweeney's Men - Debut
16. Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition Of....
17. Judy Collins - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
18. Richard & Mimi Farina - Memories
19. The Nice - The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjak
20. Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation

We've got a few albums in common there, Jules.  Smiley

I've only recently heard your #1 album. Indeed, in general, I've only just started to dip my toes into the Kinks' catalogue. I've enjoyed what I've heard so far, for the most part. Too new to rank yet though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 10:01:58 AM »

Disappointed to see neither of you have included The Transformed Man by William Shatner. His rendition of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds must've been one of the highlights of the year.  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 10:29:44 AM »


Disappointed to see neither of you have included The Transformed Man by William Shatner. His rendition of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds must've been one of the highlights of the year.  Grin




Fair point!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 12:44:48 PM »

This is probably the furthest back that I have a meaningful number of albums to choose from.

For The Sake of the Song
- Townes Van Zant
What the World Needs Now Is Love - The Staple Singers
Soul Folk In Action - The Staple Singers
Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel
Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones
Creates Something New Under The Sun - Randy Newman
Shine On Brightly - Procol Harum
In Search of The Lost Chord - The Moody Blues
The Birds, The Bees & - The Monkees
The Papas & The Mamas - The Mamas & The Papas
Are The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
Song To A Seagull - Joni Mitchell
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - The Byrds
The Notorious Byrd Brothers - The Byrds
The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
The Beatles - The Beatles
Friends - The Beach Boys
A Saucerful Of Secrets - Pink Floyd

It is a rare year when I can actually nominate a top 5: 1. Procol Harum, 2. The Kinks, 3. The Beatles, 4. The Moody Blues, 5. Simon & Garfunkel

Special mentions for two albums for different reasons. Head by The Monkees would have been in the list bu musically it is only really half an album. Ogdens Nut Gone Flake is one of those acknowledged all time greatest albums that I just can't get on with. I like the music. I love the Small Faces but the album irritates me.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 12:52:15 PM »

Despite the artist being a miserable sod, I'd still include Astral Weeks*.

Electric Ladyland** opened my ears, Wheels of Fire*** is still great. Crown of Creation**** was, at least, memorable.

Lastly, who can forget White Light, White Heat*****?

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** Jimi Hendrix
*** Cream
**** Jefferson Airplane
***** Velvet Underground


As far as compilations go, Stoned Soul Picnic (Laura Nyro) is terrific.


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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 02:36:58 PM »


As far as compilations go, Stoned Soul Picnic (Laura Nyro) is terrific.


I didn't know that was a compilation.

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As far as compilations go, Stoned Soul Picnic (Laura Nyro) is terrific.


I didn't know that was a compilation.

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It is, but from 1997. Whoops.

The album of that name released in 1968 was from the 5th Dimension, which featured Nyro's song of that name.
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2020, 05:20:36 PM »

A really great year, although I was just a bit too young to fully appreciate it at the time. Tried to trim it down to twenty without much success. Again in no particular order

Love - Forever Changes
The Byrds - Notorious Byrd Brothers
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Pentangle - Pentangle
Pentangle - Sweet Child
Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly
Jefferson Airplane - Crown of Creation
July - July
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention
Family - Music in a Doll's House
Cream - Wheels of Fire
Traffic - Traffic
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
John Martyn - The Tumbler
The Beatles - The Beatles
Tyrannosaurus Rex - My People Were Fair
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Prophets Seers and Sages
The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Quicksilver Messenger Service


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