My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Every Picture Tells a Story was recorded in January of 1971 and was released in the middle of the same year in both the US and UK. It is the first album to be number one in the both countries and also have the number single in both countries. The recording of the album features many musicians some of which include Stewart’s fellow Faces band mates in partial or full form on the songs.
What I think:
This is a pretty good album and I’ve always enjoyed it. The songs are good the whole way through with “Amazing Grace”, “Maggie May” (mostly that awesome mandolin solo and the exit from there) and “Reason to Believe” standing out for me. Other than that though I don’t have a lot to say about it. To me it really doesn’t have really high highs or low lows, but is a very steady album.
One thing I’ve never understood though, is why they didn’t just make this a Faces record if they were all on it anyway.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Like I said, it’s a perfectly fine record. I’ll allow it.
Rating (Out of 5): 3
Every Picture Tells a Story Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5
Is this my first time hearing this album? No (47/236)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 80%