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« on: October 24, 2020, 01:17:33 PM »

No top 20 as such, for me. I was only 10, so everything I heard was new and pretty wonderful.

Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
Revolver - Beatles
Blonde on Blonde - Dylan
Jack Orion - Bert Jansch
Matthew and Son - Cat Stevens
Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel

An honourable mention goes to The Hollies' Bus Stop written by Graham Gouldman, later of 10CC, at a tender age.


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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 03:22:02 PM »

1. The Beatles - Revolver
2. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
4. The Kinks - Face to Face
5. The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
6. Donovan - Sunshine Superman - US version
7. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
8. Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
9. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
10. Roy Harper - The Sophisticated Beggar
11. Love - Love
12. The Who - Happy Jack - US version
13. The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
14. Phil Ochs - Phil Ochs in Concert
15. The Monkees - The Monkees
16. Love - Da Capo
17. The Hollies - For Certain Because...
18. The Hollies - Would You Believe?
19. Neil Diamond - The Feel of Neil Diamond
20. Cream - Fresh Cream

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 03:45:48 PM »



16. Love - Da Capo



Half of the best album ever made.  So sad the other half is so goddam awful....
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 03:48:03 PM »



16. Love - Da Capo


Half of the best album ever made.  So sad the other half is so goddam awful....


It's a game of two halves, Brian.

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 11:08:01 PM »


12. The Who - Happy Jack - US version
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I never knew, until now, that "A quick one" was released in the former colonies as Happy Jack.
Do you know what the difference was?
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 12:04:30 AM »


I never knew, until now, that "A quick one" was released in the former colonies as Happy Jack.
Do you know what the difference was?


It had Happy Jack on it and left Heatwave off.  I don't mind their version of Heatwave, but I love Happy Jack, and it makes the record much stronger IMO.

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 12:49:15 PM »



I never knew, until now, that "A quick one" was released in the former colonies as Happy Jack.
Do you know what the difference was?


It had Happy Jack on it and left Heatwave off.  I don't mind their version of Heatwave, but I love Happy Jack, and it makes the record much stronger IMO.

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 03:32:26 PM »

The Beatles - Revolver
Bert Jansch - Jack Orion
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds
13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Love - Love
Love - Da Capo
The Spencer Davis Group - Second Album
The Spencer Davis Group = Autumn '66
The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
Them - Them Again
The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
Small Faces - Small Faces
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
John Mayall - Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Cream - Fresh Cream
The Who - A Quick One
The Kinks - Face to Face
Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off
John Renbourn - Another Monday
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 04:48:46 PM »

1. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
2. Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
3. The Byrds - 5th Dimension
4. Gordon Lightfoot - Lightfoot
5. The Ian Campbell Folk Group - Contemporary Campbells
6. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
7. The Monkees - Debut
8. The Monkees - More Of...
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 08:40:44 AM »

Incredible String Band : Incredible String Band.


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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 10:39:10 AM »

I was 4/5 in 1966 so didn't buy albums, but I loved Donovan, The Monkees and The Tremeloes. I don't ever remember being that much of a Beatles fan, and I wasn't allowed to watch The Rolling Stones, they were a bit frightening!   Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2020, 11:51:46 AM »


Incredible String Band : Incredible String Band.





Big fan of ISB but never picked up the debut for some reason.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2020, 02:23:38 PM »

I'm bemused when I see people saying they were only x years old so they didn't hear many albums of the era.  It's OK to explore the music of the past, you know.

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2020, 02:30:21 PM »


I'm bemused when I see people saying they were only x years old so they didn't hear many albums of the era.  It's OK to explore the music of the past, you know.

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Totally.  What's that all about?  Much (if not most) of my favourite music was made before I was about 7!
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2020, 03:29:41 PM »

There is a lot of music i didn't hear when i was younger.  If it wasn't on the light program i would not have heard it. If it was on radio Luxemburg when i could find it it, it was almost impossible to hear over the interference on my little transistor radio. I would be lucky to buy 4 albums a year, having stopped buying singles very quickly after realizing they would be on an album at some point.  Playing catch up on music i missed all the time, helps being in a band with half the members still being in their 40's and introducing things I bypassed as rubbish at that time.

As to 1966 i was heading towards 10, we didn't even have a TV at that time, though the neighbors did glorious black and white in a huge piece of polished furniture with a 10inch or smaller screen.  The music at home was on 78's including mule train, Mario Lanza and the song where people hit their heads with tin trays.

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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2020, 04:01:05 PM »



I'm bemused when I see people saying they were only x years old so they didn't hear many albums of the era.  It's OK to explore the music of the past, you know.

Jules


Totally.  What's that all about?  Much (if not most) of my favourite music was made before I was about 7!


Which is why I have Marty Robbins, Hank Williams and Ray Price in my collection.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 04:52:08 PM »


I'm bemused when I see people saying they were only x years old so they didn't hear many albums of the era.  It's OK to explore the music of the past, you know.

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Oh I do - but my point in my post was that I was too young to buy albums so I don't have a favourite of the albums I bought then. I can do a list of my favourite albums from that year that I've bought since...  I'll do one later Jules  Smiley

I should point out that most of the albums I own I was too young to have purchased when they came out!  Cool

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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2020, 05:21:13 PM »



Incredible String Band : Incredible String Band.





Big fan of ISB but never picked up the debut for some reason.


Its more 'roots ' than their following albums, and more basic as to recording,  but well worth hearing. Fine songs by both Mike and Robin, and of course it was their only album with Clive Palmer.
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