1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

638. Hotel California – Eagles

Brief Background: Hotel California was recorded over a half of a year in 1976 and was released in December of the same year. The album has sold over 32 million copies world wide. … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

639. Boston – Boston

Brief Background: Boston was recorded in the basement of an apartment building that song writer Tom Scholz lived in. Scholz had recorded demos of these songs over and over in the same studio for … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

640. The Grand Tour – George Jones

Brief Background: The Grand Tour was recorded in January of 1974 and released in August of the same year (I realized I missed this album and am going back to ’74 to complete … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

641. Hejira – Joni Mitchell

Brief Background: Hejira was written by Mitchell while she was on consecutive road trips across the U.S.  It was recorded and released in 1976. What I think: As a sort of contrast to … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

642. Station to Station – David Bowie

Brief Background: Station to Station was recorded in L.A. between September and November of 1975 and released in January of 1976. The album marks Bowie’s “Thin White Duke Persona” and was written and … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

643. The Modern Lovers- The Modern Lovers

Original Album is tracks 1-9 Brief Background: The Modern Lovers is the only official album from the band of the same name. It was mostly recorded in 1972 with various producers (including John … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

644. Shalimar Soundtrack – R.D. Burman

Brief Background: Shalimar is a 1978 Bollywood film (I have no idea why the book has it as 1975) and this soundtrack was done by R.D. Burman. Most of the songs feature … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

645. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Brief Background: This self-titled debut album was recorded over two years from 1974 to 1976 (The early recordings would have been for Mudcrutch which lasted into 1975.). The album was released in … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

646. There’s No Place Like America Today – Curtis Mayfield

Brief Background: There’s No Place Like America Today is Mayfield’s eighth solo album and was released in May of 1975. What I think: If you read my post on Mayfield’s Superfly, you’ll know I wasn’t … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

647. That’s the Way of the World – Earth, Wind and Fire

Brief Background: That’s the Way of the World was recorded in September and October of 1974. It was released in March of 1975. The album is also the soundtrack of the 1975 motion … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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