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

650. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Brief Background: Wish You Were Here is the follow-up to Dark Side of the Moon, which was released in 1973.  It was recorded during the first half of 1975 in between U.S. tours and … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

651. Horses – Patti Smith

Brief Background: Horses was recorded in 1975 at Electric Lady Studios in NYC and was produced by John Cale. The album is considered a milestone in the explosion of Punk Rock. It was … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

652. Tonight’s the Night – Neil Young

Brief Background: Tonight’s the Night was mostly recorded in August and September of 1973. The album chronicles Young’s grief after two close friends (Crazy horse guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry) died of … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

653. Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan

Brief Background: Blood on the Tracks was recorded in two parts, although all of them were initially recorded in NYC in September 1974. Dylan scrapped five recordings and redid them in MPLS in … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

654. Nighthawks at the Diner – Tom Waits

Brief Background: Nighthawks at the Diner was recorded live at the Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The album producers brought in tables, set up a bar and made it feel like a … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

655. The Hissing of Summer Lawns – Joni Mitchell

Brief Background: The Hissing of Summer Lawns was recorded and released in 1975. What I think: As I commented on with Mitchell’s previous album, Court and Spark, I feel Mitchell is at her … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

656. Born to Be with You – Dion

Original album is tracks 1-8 Brief Background: Born to Be with You is Dion’s fourteenth studio album released by Dion without The Belmonts. The album was mostly produced by Phil Spector, who’s erratic … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

657. Pieces of the Sky – Emmylou Harris

Brief Background: Pieces of the Sky is Harris’ third album. It was released in February of 1975. What I think: I really love Emmylou’s voice, and but  I’ve never heard one of he full albums. … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

658. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Brief Background: Born to Run is the third album by Bruce Springsteen and was released in 1975. The stakes for the album where high for Springsteen who needed a commercial breakthrough in order to … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

659. Marcus Garvey – Burning Spear

Brief Background: Marcus Garvey is the third album by Reggae band Burning Spear. The album was recorded and released in 1975. What I think: I really didn’t enjoy the last Reggae album for the … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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