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First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:10:14 am »
All sectors of the British music community have come together with BBC Music to proudly announce a new annual event – the first-ever National Album Day on Saturday, 13th October 2018. 

https://www.bpi.co.uk/news-analysis/first-ever-national-album-day-announced-for-october-13th-2018/


What are your favourite albums?

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 10:27:06 am »
Hotel California - The Eagles
Led Zeppelin I
Led Zeppelin II
Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
Live from the Royal Albert hall - Cream
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Led Zeppelin III
Frampton comes alive
Layla - Derek and the dominoes
Deep Purple in Rock
Song remains the same - Led Zeppelin
Flying in a blue dream - Joe Satriani
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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 10:45:52 am »
My favourite list must include:

Neil Young - Decade.

I had the 3 disc vinyl version and played it over and over and over. So many good songs.





Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.

A winter evening, headphones, candles and Pink Floyd. Wow.





Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited.

Poetry, rock, attitude, brilliance.





The Church - Forget Yourself

To pick one album from a band with more than 20 brilliant albums through their career is virtually impossible. They are all fantastic. I choose this one because, for all that albums don't really have side 1 & side 2 anymore, if they did, the first side of Forget Yourself is just spectacular. Seven killer tracks in a row. Then the second side has some equally outstanding songs too.






Gomez - Bring It On

In a pre-millennial, post lad-culture world, when music seemed to be enduring one of its downturns, Gomez came along with something fresh - songs, instruments, harmony. It stood head and shoulders above the music of the time. It still sounds great.





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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 10:53:11 am »
Such a tough question  ;)  Here's a set of 10 favourites that would keep me contented (in alphabetical order)

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - 1975-1985
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla (and other assorted love songs)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Joe Bonamassa & Beth Hart - Live In Amsterdam
Neil Young - Hitchhiker
Piet Botha - Suitcase Vol Winter
Queen - Night At The Opera
Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Yas Out



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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 02:06:40 pm »
Hi,

Purple Rain - Prince
Bat out of hell - Meatloaf
Moroccan Roll - Brand X
Shangri-la - Animal Nightlife
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Singles Hits 1969-1973 - The Carpenters
Time - Rod Stewart
Pentatonix - The Album (ptx forever)
I cry when I laugh - Jess Glynne
Heroes - The Band of the Coldstream Guards

,... off the top of my head, and no doubt missing some (not the top of my head) albums.

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 02:58:06 pm »
In a pre-millennial, post lad-culture world, when music seemed to be enduring one of its downturns, Gomez came along with something fresh - songs, instruments, harmony. It stood head and shoulders above the music of the time. It still sounds great.



Gomez - Bring it On is a great album, I'm sure it was a Mercury Prize winner the year it was released.   H oping to learn Free to Run when I eventually get good enough.

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 09:19:42 pm »
I just couldn't resist this thread!

Electric Warrior - T Rex (first album I ever bought, if I exclude that K-Tel album, signed by Nicholas Parsons!).

One Year - Colin Blunstone

Best of Free - Free

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

Dark Side of the Moon - Floyd

The Wall - Floyd

Five Miles Out - Mike Oldfield

Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds

Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder

Ziggy Stardust - Bowie

Sheer Heart Attack - Queen

Who's Next - The Who

The Roaring Silence - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Visitors - Abba

Black Rose - Thin Lizzy

Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf

2112 - Rush

Time - ELO

Crime of the Century - Supertramp

Tapestry - Carole King

4 Way Street - CSNY

Selling England - Genesis

Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

Variations - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Suzanne Vega

Cuts Both Ways - Gloria Estefan

Love Deluxe - Sade

V - Maroon 5

I Forget Where We Were - Ben Howard

Wilder Mind - Mumford & Sons

If You Wait - London Grammar

New Eyes - Clean Bandit

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 11:02:13 pm »
My list is too dang long. These jump out at me as not having been listed:
Allman Brothers - Live from Fillmore East
Jimi Hendrix - Are you experienced
Blind Faith
Frampton Comes Alive
Bob Dylan - Bringing it all back home
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Jackson Browne -  For Everyman
Randy Newman - Sail Away
Grateful Dead - From The Mars Hotel
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills:



Clapton is said to have walked in off the street and played the scorching solo (on a Gibson Explorer) in one take. He gave the guitar to Stephan Stills. ^^^

EDIT: Dang, just about anything from Van Morrison.

EDIT2: Guess I missed the British artist part of it. If so, please disqualify a number of my entries. My brain doesn't account for nationalism when it comes to music.

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 01:24:14 am »
I will exclude legends like BB King, Buddy Guy,  T Bone Walker, Miles Davis, etc. since their discography is legendary and I'd have too much to list. The years in the brackets represent release years (because some of the numbers at live albums will look strange a.k.a. not matching with the actual concerts).

Top 10 "blues/hard rock & metal" studio albums:

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
This is where it all started.

Queen - A Night at the Opera (1975)
Pure magic. An amazing piece of art that includes the big "Bohemian Rhapsody" and one of their most underrated/unknown song "The Prophets Song" Unfortunately I am too young to hear Queen live but I had a chance of hearing Queen Extravaganza with Marc Martel when they played this album in whole.

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence (1976)
Probably the most unknown artist on my list. I really like Manfred Mann's work, do not know why, probably because I was the pianist first and just like all the synth stuff he does. Hoping to see him in 2019!

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
A huge pack of classics that always bring a smile on my face when they are played on the radio and even bigger smile when you play them. Glad to hear them live with Brian but unfortunately without Malcolm.

Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
Still one of the best concept albums up to this day. I listened to it every evening for a year or something. I studied it to the detail and then saw Roger Waters - The Wall live. An amazing experience.

Slayer - Reign in Blood (1986)
A classic album. I was never really into Slayer but I always listen this album in full, from start to end.

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987)
The birth of the most dangerous band in the world or how were they called in press. No matter how much

Sabaton - Carolus Rex (Swedish version) (2012)
A bit of a random throw in here but I love this album. It was the final album that was recorded with the original line-up before they split up. And it sounds so good in Swedish eventhough I don't understand a word.

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators - World On Fire (2014)
Probably the best Slash's solo work. This will be probably the future classic of the 21st century.

Eric Clapton - I Still Do (2016)
I love how Eric and Glyn did this album. There's also a nice Youtube "documentary" talking about this album and life/music in general. And what's the most important thing, Slowhand can still play! Can't wait to hear him live in 2019!

Top 5 "blues/hard rock and metal" live albums:

Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock (1999)
I never really liked his stuff apart from the classic/popular songs but this was definitely a very special gig.

Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)
According to my dad, one of the best vinyls he ever bought in his late youth/early adulthood. Could not agree with him more. The legendary Sultains of Swing live solo that is still one of my favourite guitar solos of all time.

Metallica - S&M (1999)
Oh God, I love this performance. Michael Kamen was a genious that left us too soon. But at least we have some of his work recorded on albums like this one. I skipped Metallica from the albums intentionally since this probably their best "album".

Michael Jackson - This Is It (movie) (2009)
I know this one is not really an album but when I went to the cinema for this one-off projection of this movie and when I heard all those live rehearsals I truly felt that we lost another genious of our time.

Alter Bridge - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2018)
The "newest and youngest" band on this list. I am glad I was at this gig. It was a very special night. And if there was somebody in the crowd who did not enjoy it fully...well when Myles reached his high note on Words Darker Than Their Wings the standing ovations of the whole venue happened.

I know there's so much more musicians and artists out there that I listen to or that I am not even aware of but let's say those guys above were my biggest influence over the years when it comes to rock&metal.

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 04:47:51 am »
Although not quite Sophie's Choice this was not easy to whittle down to just 10. In alphabetical order:

bob dylan - blood on the tracks
bruce springsteen - the wild, the innocent and the e street shuffle
elvis costello - blood and chocolate
mercury rev - deserter's songs
neil young - after the goldrush
pixies - surfer rosa
rem - murmur
the stone roses - the stone roses
u2 - zooropa
van morrison - astral weeks

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 09:28:05 am »
@ DarrellW My favourite Led Zeppelin album as a listening pleasure is III


@ DavidP  Night At The Opera is a phenomenal album. I first heard it at my sister's house when I was young, she played it a lot, loud.

@ Rufusragatip  Eclectic mix! :)


@sdd56  Some overlaps with others … I nearly chose The Wall instead of Dark Side. My favourite Mike Oldfield is Ommadawn - perfection from start to finish for me. I would never choose Andrew Lloyd Webber! 


@ CT  Bringing it all back home .. another classic Dylan album, every song a gem. I had it back to back on a cassette tape with Another Side Of and played them both a lot.
A friend said to me (some years back) it's not a matter of whether you like Van Morrison or not, it's a matter of which albums have you got? Ha ha. :)

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EDIT2: Guess I missed the British artist part of it. If so, please disqualify a number of my entries. My brain doesn't account for nationalism when it comes to music.

Me too. Music is music - no boundaries, let's roll with it. It will have that as it is a UK 'national day' but hey.


glpguitar  Black Sabbath - the debut is classic. The Prophet's Song is epic.
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... then saw Roger Waters - The Wall live. An amazing experience.
I saw The Wall concert in Berlin, Potsdamer Platz, 21 July 1990.   The Wall Live in Berlin info
I actually saw it twice as I was lucky enough to have been given a ticket for the rehearsal that took place the evening before.
Long story if I tell it from start to finish. Suffice to say it was a once in a lifetime experience.
RE: Alchemy … I can't believe I didn't put anything with Mark Knopfler on my list. The debut album by Dire Straits. Or his solo Get Lucky album perhaps.

@ kontenda   Blood on the Tracks - another stupendous Dylan album. My Elvis Costello album would be King of America. I nearly picked an REM album, their first albums were all consistently good. I'd be hard pressed to pick one … if not Murmur then maybe Life's Rich Pageant.

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 01:27:02 pm »
Been thinking about this all weekend since seeing the post but struggling to narrow it down. So many albums over the years. So here just a drop in the ocean of my favourites.

Beatles - Abbey Road
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf
The Who - Who's Next and Quadraphenia (odd for an old rocker!)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Deep Purple In Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lynyrd Skynyrd .............. but could add there whole catalogue.
ACDC - Razors Edge + see LS comment
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son + same comment
Metallica - Black Album
David Bowie - Man Who Sold The World
Dire Straits - Alchemy Live
Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs

Better stop while I'm ahead or I could be here for hours. Bad Company, Free, Jethro Tull, Halestorm, Evanescence, Lesley Roy on and on and on.  8)
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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 01:57:39 pm »
@ tobyjenner   Abbey Road … I had to make a hard decision and Abbey Road but I love it

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 02:23:13 pm »
Been fascinating to read people's lists ... ended up often thinking how on earth I didn't add some of the albums listed.  Just too much great music out there.

My Beatles pick would be Rubber Soul

Agree with those pickers of Dylan's Freewheeling and And another side albums plus Highway 61 Revisited.  Coincidentally last week listened to World Gone Wrong.  Fabulous IMHO and another for us learner guitar/singers to aspire to being able to cover. Similar to NY's Hitchhiker.

Also could have grabbed early REM, Life's Rich Pageant was a favourite of mine.

Could easily have thrown Lynyrd Skynrd's One More from the Road in as a live pick.

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Re: First ever 'National Album Day' on 13 October 2018
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2018, 04:30:00 pm »
Here's my 10 in no particular order

The Beatles Please Please Me
Band of Gypsies Band of Gypsies
Les Rallizes Denudes Cable Hogue Soundtrack
Emmylou Harris Quarter Moon in a Ten Cents Town
Eurthymics Savage
Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
Belly Star
Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers Volume 1
Miles Davis Tribute to Jack Johnson

 

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