Desert Island Albums

Desert Island Albums

Jul 21
Desert Island Albums


I’ve compiled a list of the top 100 CLASSIC ROCK albums which some of which have been featured as album of he month on the ROCK-IT With the Artist-Cat radio show – on Sydney’s triplehfm.  I play these start to finish ‘unabridged’ and additional plays will be featured as part of specials from time to time.

So the criteria here is simply that you can play the album end to end and there isn’t a bad track on it – if you were stuck on a desert island, these would be the albums you’d be happy to play time and time again and still be enjoying them years later.

So here goes – here is the HOT 100.

Commentary on the list is welcome, but there were strict criteria in compiling this. Firstly, we do have standards, so no punk or disco will be added. Secondly, we have standards, so the musicians have to be able to actually play their instruments and the singers have to be able to sing – no shallow gloss, which probably wipes out anything that appeared on the likes of ‘Idol’ for a start… Finally, we have standards, so anything which is droning and miserable sounding (like Radiohead) will be excluded.

With all this in mind here are the “Desert Island Albums” which will be featured on the show.  Check out Facebook or the  “ROCK IT with the ARTIST-CAT” blog for dates when these will be played.

The Hot 100 … (subject to change).

1. The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd [Played]. The ultimate in prog rock. This album stayed on the top 100 billboard albums chart for over 10 years – enough said.  If you haven’t heard it – get yourself a record (or DVD audio) player, crank it up and close your eyes.

2. Hotel California – the Eagles [Played]. From the haunting opening riff and guitarist Don Felder’s incredible guitar solo on the title track, through to the beautifully tragic  ‘Last Resort’, this masterpiece is the Eagles at their absolute zenith. If you could only buy one Eagles album, this is it …!

3. Déjà vu – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young [Played]. This seminal supergroup only ever produced one studio album together, but as they say – the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. A must have in any serious music lover’s collection.

4. Led Zeppelin III – Led Zeppelin [Vote]. This seminal heavy rock band probably spawned more dreadful “heavy metal” bands than any other band in history. That said, early Led Zep was rooted in blues and folk. LZ3 is a real treasure to listen to – from my perspective this shows the band at it’s most musically diverse.

5. Abbey Road – the Beatles [Played]. “… and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make…!” There are many arguments about what is this best Beatles album, from ‘Sgt Peppers’ to the ‘White’ album, but this one is my favourite Beatles album – I never get sick of it.

6. Awake – Ticket [Played]. A psyche rock classic featuring Hendrix and Cream inspired riffs from guitar virtuoso Eddie Hansen, soaring vocals from Trevor Tombleson, backed by a driving rhythm section. All the ingredients for a great and consistent album.

7. Made In Japan – Deep Purple [Played]. Outright awesome live performance by a premier British heavy rock band. Other than Led Zeppelin, “Purple” were probably one of the most influential rock bands of the era and listening to this you will know why.

8. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs – Derek & the Dominos [Vote]. Eric Clapton’s finest moment, ironically, in disguise. Pushed up a notch by the inclusion of Duane Allman during the album’s recording, Layla has forever immortalised Eric Clapton as “god.”

9. You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind – Joe Walsh [Vote]. Taken from the “Don Kirshner Rock Concert Series” aired on television, this live album features a stellar backing band – Don Felder (Eagles), Jay Ferguson (Spirit / Jo Jo Gunne), David Mason (Traffic), Joe Vitale, Willie Weeks and Andy Newmark. It’s the best version of ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ out there and ‘Turn to Stone’ sounds like a Traffic number, featuring Vitale on flute.

10. Electric Ladyland – Jimi Hendrix [Vote]. The most influential guitarist / musician of the 20th Century. He revolutionised rock music and left no stone unturned. A number of his albums deservedly feature on this list. This one is my favourite. The original LP cover had nude ladies on it … ha, ha, naughty!

11. At Fillmore East – the Allman Brothers Band [Played]. Arguably the best live album ever recorded. Classic blues; this band was the pioneer of the ‘southern rock’ sound, with twin drummers and dual guitar ensemble interplay. It certainly is the best of the Allmans and brilliantly captured the incendiary playing of (the late) Duane Allman, one of the finest and most influential guitarists of our time, plus the very talented Dickey Betts.

12. Cosmos Factory – Creedence Clearwater Revival [Vote]. The killer 1970 album from the San Francisco Bay band.  Every track is a winner, from the opening ‘Ramble Tamble’, through all the hits and the tour de force “I Heard I Through the Grapevine” – later a live standard.

13. Get Your Ya Ya’s Out – Rolling Stones [Played]. The Stones put out many great albums, some of which are on this list (no list is complete without the Stones). This live album wonderfully captures the early 70s period when guitarist Mick Taylor was still with the band. There’s some excellent blues on this record.

14. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin [Vote]. Massive debut album by Messer’s Page, Plant, Baldwin (Jones) and Bonham. A powerhouse blues infused rock album!

15. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd [Vote]. Another great prog rock concept album by Waters, Gilmore, Mason and Wright – totally immersive and a worthy follow up to Dark Side of the Moon.

16. Harvest – Neil Young [Vote]. Just one of many great classic Neil Young albums, listen to it and you’ll understand why!

17. Frampton Comes Alive – Peter Frampton [Played]. Always better live than in the studio, this album propelled Frampton from moderate success into the stratosphere of superstardom. I’ve seen him play three times and anyone who has will understand why this was one of the best-selling albums of 1977.

18. The Joshua Tree – U2 [Played]. U2 finally came of age musically at the end of the 80s and this album is by far their best and most consistent. Memorable and timeless songs.

19. Damn the Torpedoes – Tom Petty & the Hearbreakers [Vote]. 70s Southern rock from Florida.  Petty’s classic third album, in which he had to fight the record company all the way to get made.  It was worth it!.

20. Live Rust – Neil Young [Played]. Anyone who has seen Neil Young live will appreciate this. Recorded just after the ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ album in the late 70s, it was really the full stop at the end of a sentence covering the period from 1968 – 78. It is also available on DVD. Stunning version of ‘Like A Hurricane’.

21. Machine Head – Deep Purple [Played].  This iconic recording during the (best) Mk II era – when Ritchie Blackmore was still in the band – is the band’s most consistent album, boosting their biggest ever hit ‘Smoke On the Water’. Additionally,  John Lord’s keyboards on this are simply stunning – esp on ‘Lazy’.  Highly influential, this superb heavy rock classic should belong in every rock fan’s collection.

22. Crosby, Stills and Nash [Vote]. Excellent debut from the seminal super group. Fabulous, well-crafted and iconic songs from the late 60s and into the 70s. This album features the classic ‘harmonies’ they were so famous for. A must have.

23. The Allman Brothers Band – Allman Brothers [Played]. The sizzling debut album by the ABB – hot blues and guitar driven rock throughout, climaxing in the unforgettable “Whipping Post.”

24. Live in Paris – Supertramp [Played]Top notch live performance of the band at it’s absolute peak – the 1979 tour supporting the Breakfast In America world tour is simply brilliant.

25. Comes A Time – Neil Young [Vote]. Classic Neil Young, up there with Harvest – still sounds fresh and lovely after many decades …

26. Moseley Shoals – Ocean Colour Scene [Played]. Excellent Brit rock debut album. Reminds me of a 90s version of Badfinger, mixed with a little Average White Band, Beatles, and so on – you get the picture. While not exactly ‘Classic Rock’ in the true sense, definitely worthy of any collection.

27. Circus Animals – Cold Chisel [Vote]. From the acerbic ‘You got Nothing I Want’ to the haunting melodic ‘When the War is Over’ (tribute to Vietnam Vets) – this album is an excellent well crafted offering.

28. Damn the Distance – Whipping Post [Vote]. Australia’s answer to the Allman Brothers. Their second album features the talents of slide player Ray Flegg and blues guitarist Marc Leon. Mostly great original foot stompin’ rock and blues, but there are a couple of very well executed Allmans covers, notably ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Reed’ (which basically sounds as good as the ABB).

29. Reckless – Bryan Adams [Vote]. Good old fashioned rock from the 80s. Great from start to finish.

30. Tattoo You– the Rolling Stones [Vote]. My Favourite modern studio album by the Stones.

31. Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix [Vote]. Another great Hendrix album!

32. Let It Bleed – the Rolling Stone [Vote]. My favourite classic studio album by the Stones.

33. America – America [Vote]. Clearly influenced by CSN& Y this debut album is a good listen from start to finish. The trademark vocal harmonies are there, as are the great tunes.

34.  Irish tour 1974 – (William) “Rory” Gallagher [Vote]. Stand out live performance by the Irish blues legend.  Raw and refined at the same time – the standout performance is a must have for electric blues fans.  A Million Miles Away, is classic Gallagher at his best.

35. Achtung Baby – U2 [Played]. The resurgence of the Irish foursome in the 90s post Rattle & Hum. The an era of grunge and U2 reinvented themselves admirably in this strong album.

36. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin [Vote]. You basically should have all of the early Led Zep stuff. Like the first album, this one is heavily blues oriented, but the folk is coming in …

37. Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin [Played]. Often touted as the best Led Zep album, this sits at #4 for me because I prefer the stronger blues flavour of their earlier works. A must have  in any serious rock fan’s collection all the same.

38. Together alone – Crowded House [Vote]. The first four Crowded House albums are all worth having, but this is my favourite – with every track easy to listen to. Listen out for the beautiful ‘Fingers of Love’ Neil Finn is the antipodean Paul McCartney.  If you like this, try also “Woodface”.

39. Aqualung – Jethro Tull [Vote]. The Ian Anderson Band (featuring Martin Barre) it should be called. Total classic combo of prog, rock, jazz and blues from 1970 – which just works superbly. Anderson’s lyrics are tremendous and fit the music perfectly.  I’d recommend all of their first four albums, and in particular “Stand Up” is also worthy of any classic rock collection.

40. Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones [Vote]. Another great studio album by the Stones.

41. Desperado – the Eagles [Vote].  A concept album, before concept albums became the big thing.  Paralleling the lives of rock n roll stars with the wild west of America.  Originally this album bombed because audiences didn’t know what to make of it and the record company didn’t know how to market it.  Was it country or was it rock?  It is now a classic, pioneering the country-rock West coast sound of LA.

42Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day 2007 [Played]. the first and possibly the last live performance by the world’s greatest rock band in the 21st century.  A must have comeback live performance recorded at London’s O2 arena.

43. Live at the Albert Hall – Joe Bonamassa. [Vote] The latest of the new generation blues greats to surface in the latter years of the 20th century.  Here he gets to perform with the greats which inspired him, Eric Clapton, BB King, etc…  Of note is an excellent cover of the ZZ Top Classic “Just Got Paid”, which blends in a Led Zeppelin guitar solo in the middle.  A fresh approach to electric blues oriented rock.

44. The Blues Had A Baby – Borich & Tilders [Vote]. Even if (the late) Mathew “Dutch” Tilders had not passed away this would still be on the list. Cut live ‘direct to disc’ this hard to find power house blues album features two veteran bluesmen, which Australia has happily claimed for their own …

45. Rock n Roll Animal – Lou Reed [Vote]. In the post Transformer era Lou Reed (ex-Velvet Underground) produced this incendiary live performance.  High energy rock n roll.

46. Untitled – The Byrds [Vote]. This 1970 recording is a real gem of an album; part live and part studio recording, showing their talents in both settings. Features a 16 minute version of “Eight Miles High”. They also make Bob Dylan songs sound just great.

47.  On the Border – the Eagles [Vote].  The addition of guitarist Don Felder to the Eagles moved them from a country-rock band into a legitimate rock band.  The band’s third offering still combines the bluegrass-country feel with rock, but heads them clearly towards the mould which would eventually produce Hotel California.  A very consistent album you can listen to end to end.

48. Electric Digger Dandy – James Reyne [Played]. Strong consistent album from the ex-Australian Crawl lead singer.  Features a bunch of hits including “Some People”, “Slave” and “Company of Strangers”.

49. At Budokhan – Cheap Trick [Vote]. This album was originally only released in Japan, where the combination of snappy Beatle-esque tunes and melodic rock was hot. Then in 1978 someone ‘discovered’ the recording, imported it into the US and started playing it on radio. Once the album got released worldwide the rest was history…  also check out the remastered 2 LP re-release of the  full concert; it’s worth having for fans of the band.

50. Abraxas – Santana [Vote]. Strong, even and well crafted second album from the San Francisco band, who the world discovered at Woodstock.  A great mix of Latin, blues and rock.  Also worthy of inclusion is the debut album, simply titled “Santana”.

51. Axis Bold As Love – Jimi Hendrix [Vote]. The third Hendrix album to appear on this list. This is the second album he recorded with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, so completes the trinity of ‘must have’ Hendrix albums.

52. Dire Straits – Dire Straits [Vote]. So named by lead singer / guitarist Mark Knopfler because of the situation the band were in financially when the album was released, this excellent debut record soon gave them the success they deserved.  Also a worthy mention is their second album “Communique’.

53. Crowded House – Crowded House [Vote]. The first four Crowded House albums are all worth having, but this debut recording is worthy of any collection – if you like latter Split Enz (from the ‘True Colours’ era), this is for you.  Also try ‘Temple of Low Men’.

54. Going Home to Eternity – Space Farm [Played]. Another fairly rare recording of an early 70s psychedelic rock band featuring the talents of guitarist Harvey Mann. The band was heavily influenced by Hendrix and if you like Hendrix you’ll like this.

55. Chicago II – Chicago [Vote]. The debut effort from what was formerly known as “Chicago Transit Authority” is a good listen. In the vein of Blood, Sweat & Tears they combined rock with brass and woodwind elements to produce a cool psychedelic jazz blend. Terry Kath was a highly underrated vocalist and guitarist; sadly he died from a shooting accident in the mid-70s and the band were never quite the same after that.  Also check out Chicago “Live in Japan”, which was re-released on double CD and is a superior performance to the Carnegie Hall 6 LP set.

56. Band on the Run – Wings [Vote]. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney took flight and this is definitely a high point. 40 years later and McCartney’s jailbreak story still sounds great.

57. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac [Vote].  Classic album from the Anglo-American pop/rock masters.  Every track from the opener “Second hand Woman” though to Stevie Nick’s cutting “Gold Dust Woman” is excellent.

58.  Live 1974 – Uriah Heep [Vote].  Heyday of the British band when bassist Gary Thain and vocalist David Boyd were still alive.  An excellent summary of early Uriah Heep from the ‘Look at Yourself’, ‘Demons & Wizards’ and ‘Magicians Birthday’ era.

59. Who’s Next – The Who [Vote]. Stunning powerhouse album from British rockers the Who.  Recorded in 1970, this album features all time classics such as “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.  The Who at their peak, around the time of the Isle of Wight concerts.

60. Tapestry – Carole King [Vote]. One of the 70s foremost female singer / songwriters. The songs on this album have endured for decades and have been covered by myriad of artists, from Whitney Houston to Celine Dion.

61. Argus – Wishbone Ash [Vote]. The English band’s third album is undeniably their best and remains a classic today. A great blend of rock, blues and Celtic folk throughout. [The remastered CD reissue includes a great version of an earlier song Phoenix.]

62. Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart [Vote]. Early Rockin’ Rod after he left the Faces. By far his most consistent album and a total classic.  For Rod fans, the only other album as consistent as this one is “A Night on the Town”.

63. True Colours – Split Enz [Vote]. The album which propelled a band from down under into international stardom. Full of catchy tunes, this is the most consistent of all the albums they have released.

64. Live Dates II – Wishbone Ash [Vote] – The highly sought after double album version of the album is the one to get (they also issued a single LP version).  Classic British rock from the mid-70s.

65. Bad Company – Bad Company [Vote] – classic rock debut album from former Free front man Paul Rogers.  Solid rock!

66. Fleetwood Mac – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac [Vote]. The stunning debut classic blues album (1967) from Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood, not to be mistaken for the album of the same name released by the MKIII band in the 70s.  This one has a photo of a London alleyway, with a dog and a dustbin on the cover.  It’s classic Peter Green blues-rock.

67. Crime of the Century – Supertramp [Vote].  Not as commercially successful as the killer 1979 ‘Breakfast in America’ album by the British group, this earlier offering is pure musicianship and is the band at it’s best.  Also worthy of consideration is ‘Even in the Quietest Moments’.

68. One of These Nights – the Eagles [Played]. The very first LP record I ever purchased. A very well crafted classic rock album showing the potential that was soon to come.  Not as consistent as “On the Boarder” or “Desperado” and in some ways their debut album (simply titled “Eagles”) was the equivalent of this – but it’s a nice end to end listen.  If you ever wondered who wrote the theme music to ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ British TV series – it was the Eagles.

69. Paranoid – Black Sabbath [Vote]. Stunning album by heavy rockers – Black Sabbath didn’t so much as invent heavy metal rock but they did define it … album features classic tracks like “Iron Man”, “Fairies Wear Boots” and the eponymous title track.

70. Stoned Guitar – the Human Instinct [Vote]. Rare psychedelic rock recording from the early 70s featuring Hendrix like riffs from guitar maestro Billy TK senior. This second album in a 3 album set he performed on with the band is the best. All are worth having in the collection [‘Pins In It’ and ‘Burning Up Years’].

71. Live At Leeds – the Who [Vote]. Power rock by the best of British. While good in the studio, Roger Daltry and the boys turn it up a notch in this supercharged live performance.

72. Lutha / Earth – Lutha [Vote]. The only two albums released by Dunedin [NZ] band during 1972-3, now available as a single CD.  Strong consistent work, filled with natural harmonies, reminiscent of  Crosby, Stills and Nash.

73.  Live At the Regal – BB King [Vote]. The Beale Street ‘Blues Boy’ has had a career spanning in excess of 50 years and is still thrilling audiences worldwide. This 1964 live recording is considered his best, although anything he did up to the mid-70s is worth having in your collection. [Try also ‘Completely Well’ and ‘Live and Well’]

74. Eliminator – ZZ Top [Vote].  The album that made ZZ Top an iconic southern rock force in the late 70s.  For me some of the wonderful earlier blues (featured in the earlier 70s recordings) is missing to the album’s detriment, but it’s a great consistent rock album end to end all the same.

75. Just Drove Through Town – Citizen Band [Vote]. Lesser known recording from the Chunn brothers, ex-Split Enz. Nice mixture of Beatles and Badfinger inspired rock with decent songs throughout.

76. Slippery When Wet – Bon Jovi [Vote].  80s classic rock.  A good listen from start to finish.

77. Kick – INXS [Vote].  Australian band INXS almost didn’t get to release this.  The record producers and executive hated it and wanted the band to re-record something more ‘commercial’. They refused and persevered with what they believed in… the rest is record breaking history.

78.  Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan [Vote]. Known as ‘Hendrix’s White Knight’ all four of the SRV albums are classics – another worth mention to go with this album is ‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’.

79. Back In Black – AC/DC [Vote]. Hard driving rock from the Aussie giants.  Released just after original vocalist Bon Scott died, the boys were out to prove they weren’t a spent force and the consistency of this album proved them right and launched them on to the world stage.  If you only ever wanted to get one AC/DC studio album, this is the one to get.

80. The Stranger – Billy Joel [Vote]. This second album was a watershed for Billy Joel, a great snapshot of life in New York.  A good listen from start to finish.  Also worthy of mention is the third album ’52nd Street’.

81. Turn of a Friendly Card – the Alan Parsons Project [Vote]. The brainchild of ex-Pink Floyd studio engineer Alan Parson and his creative partner singer/songwriter Eric Wolfson. They produced a number of very good concept prog rock, albums – notably the first four albums and then this one.  This is a good listen from the start to finish.  A very well crafted album about the perils of gambling.  I also recommend ‘I Robot’ for another great APP album.

82. Diesel and Dust – Midnight Oil [Played].  The “Oils” are renown for their political activism (and lead singer Peter Garrett later went on to become a member of parliament and Minister for the Environment for some years).  In this 1987 offering they combine excellent and meaningful lyrics with catchy rock tunes to produce a consistent and powerful album.

83. Farmyard – Farmyard [Vote]. A very rare recording from the early 70s. Farmyard’s first album was a nice blend of progressive jazz rock – best described as Traffic meets Jethro Tull, but with subtlety and finesse.  Another album to listen to end to end simply for the musicianship.

84. Super Session – Al Kooper, Michael Bloomfield and Stephen Stills [Vote]. Outstanding blues/rock/jazz album from ex-Blood, Sweat and Tears singer / songwriter Al Kooper. Great version of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”; just put it on and listen.

85. Lizzy Killers (Live) – Thin Lizzy [vote]. Great Irish rock, stellar live perfromance  from vocalist Phil and the band.

86. Rock n Roll Sandwich – the La De Das [Vote].  Mighty blues album from Kevin Borich’s early band.  Very hard to find classic.

87. Hysteria – Def Leppard [Vote].  One of the few 80s era bands that still endure.  Consistent rocker produced by Robert “Mutt” Lang.

88. Santana – Santana [Vote]. Excellent Debut album by the San Francisco Bay band, blending Jazz, Latin, Rock and Blues.

89. Highway – Highway [Vote]. The only album from the Wellington [NZ] based band is a great blend of 70s rock with a touch of blues. A very consistent album end to end.

90. Waiting For Columbus – Little Feat [Vote]. An excellent live album, this time where Lowell George and the band combine live energy with jamming and improvisation. Tower of Power joins the band.

91. Van Halen – Van Halen [Vote].  The 1978 debut from the band and by far their best.

92. One More From the Road – Lynyrd Skynyrd [Vote].  Excellent double live album from the southern men of rock.  It followed upon the success of their best-selling studio album “Gimme Back My Bullets”.   The version I have is the Deluxe 2CD remastered edition.

93. Diamond Dogs – David Bowie [Vote]. Bowie put out several classic albums during the early to mid-70s. This is the last of the glam era Bowie recordings, based loosely on George Orwell’s “1984”. A concept album around post-apocalyptic earth. Bowie entertains throughout this recording.

94. Live Chain – Chain [Played].  A classic blend of blues and progressive rock by the Australian band from 1970.  It doesn’t contain the hits that were to come on their subsequent studio album “Towards the Blues” released a year later, but this is another one of those albums you just put on and listen to – just to appreciate the musicianship.

95. Living Force – Living Force [Vote]. Very rare recording from the late 70s of a Santana style rock, jazz fusion band whose pedigree comes from trippy psychedelic bands ‘Ticket’ and ‘Space Farm’. It’s not psychedelia, more a cross between Santana and George Harrison.

96. Street Corner Talking – Savoy Brown [Vote] . This is the band’s 7th and most commercial album.  Moves a little away from the pure blues of albums like ‘Shake Down’ [which is an excellent debut from the band], but is highly consistent.  Songs like “Tell Mama” and “Street Corner Talking” earned the band international recognition.  The follow up album ‘Hellbound Train’ was a further departure from their strictly blues roots, but is also a good album.

97.  Slowhand – Eric Clapton [Vote]. Another good blues / rock album by Eric Clapton.  Also check out “Live at Budokhan” and “461 Ocean Boulevard”, all worthy of the collection.

98. A New World Record – ELO.  The brainchild of “the Move’s” Jeff Lynne, this is a highly innovative blend of electric rock with the use of two cellos and a violin as the ‘light orchestra’. The songs are well crafted throughout this excellent recording. Jeff Lynne would later form the Travellin’ Wilburys with Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and the Big “O” (Roy Oribison).

99. The Division Bell – Pink Floyd [Vote]. The last of the post-Roger Waters era studio album from the iconic band (before Richard Wright passed). It’s as good as any of the 70s David Gilmore era ‘Floyd’ offerings and is a great listen from end to end.

100. Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower [Vote]. This is the ex-Procal Harem guitarist’s second solo effort and considered his best. Trower opts for a Hendrix influenced blues sound across this album.

So this is it: albums you can play end to end without skipping a single track.

Disclaimer: There are many other great albums, but they always seem to have dud tracks on them you’d want to miss. So that’s why greats like “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Wheels of Fire” didn’t quite make the list. I have more than 1,200 CDs over and above a number of rare (usually out of press) vinyls. So as I flick through them I may add/substitute albums as they come to light…

Note: Other than live albums “Greatest Hits” and “Best of” compilations don’t qualify!

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Peace and music …

The Artist-Cat