Best Rock albums

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Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin’ (1962)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Bob Dylan – guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Howie Collins – guitar
  • Leonard Gaskin– bass guitar
  • Bruce Langhorne– guitar
  • Herb Lovelle– drums
  • Dick Wellstood– piano

Producer: John Hammond

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. Blowin’ in the Wind
  2. Girl from the North Country
  3. Masters of War
  4. Down the Highway
  5. Bob Dylan’s Blues
  6. A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall
  7. Don’t Think Twice, it’s Alright
  8. Bob Dylan’s Dream
  9. Oxford Town
  10. Talkin’ World War III Blues
  11. Corina, Corina – traditional
  12. Honey, Just Allow Me Just One More Chance – Bob Dylan, Henry Thomas
  13. I Shall be Free

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The Beatles: Rubber Soul (1965)

Label: Parlaphone

Personnel

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitars, electric piano
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and backing vocals, lead, acoustic and bass guitars, piano
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and backing vocals, lead, rhythm, acoustic and bass guitars, sitar 
  • Ringo Starr– drums, tambourine, maracas, cowbell, bells, cymbals, lead vocals, Hammond organ

Producer: George Martin

Track listing

  1. I’ve Just Seen a Face – Paul McCartney
  2. Norwegian Woods – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. You Won’t See Me – Paul McCartney
  4. Think for Yourself – George Harrison
  5. The Word – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
  6. Michelle – Paul McCartney
  7. It’s Only Love – John Lennon
  8. Girl – John Lennon
  9. I’m Looking Through You – Paul McCartney
  10. In My Life – John Lennon
  11. Wait – Paul McCartney, John Lennon
  12. Run for Your Life – Paul McCartney, John Lennon

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Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Bob Dylan— vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, police car
  • Mike Bloomfield— electric guitar
  • Charlie McCoy— guitar
  • Paul Griffin, Al Kooper— piano, organ
  • Frank Owens — piano
  • Harvey Brooks, Russ Savakus— bass guitar
  • Bobby Gregg, Sam Lay— drums

Producer: Bob Johnston

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan

  1. Like a Rolling Stone
  2. Tombstone Blues
  3. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to Cry
  4. From a Buick 6
  5. Ballad of a Thin Man
  6. Queen Jane Approximately
  7. Highway 61 Revisited
  8. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  9. Desolation Row

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The Beatles: Revolver (1966)

Label: Parlaphone

Personnel

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars; piano, Hammond organ, harmonium; tape loops, sound effects; cowbell, tambourine, maracas, handclaps, finger snaps
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass, acoustic and lead guitars; piano, clavichord; tape loops, sound effects; handclaps, finger snaps
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and backing vocals; lead, acoustic, rhythm and bass guitars; sitar, tambura; tape loops, sound effects; maracas, tambourine, handclaps, finger snaps
  • Ringo Starr– drums; tambourine, maracas, handclaps, finger snaps; tape loops; lead vocal
  • Anil Bhagwat – tablaon 
  • Alan Civil– French horn
  • Brian Jones – background vocals 
  • Donovan– background vocals
  • Geoff Emerick- tape loops of the marching band 
  • George Martin– piano; Hammond organ; tape loops of the marching band
  • Mal Evans– bass drum and background vocals 
  • Marianne Faithfull– background vocals
  • Neil Aspinall– background vocals 
  • Pattie Boyd– background vocals 
  • Tony Gilbert, Sidney Sax, John Sharpe, Jurgen Hess  
  • Stephen Shingles, John Underwood – viola
  • Derek Simpson, Norman Jones – cello         
  • Eddie Thornton, Ian Hamer, Les Condon – trumpet
  • Peter Coe, Alan Branscombe– tenor saxophone

 Producer: George Martin

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Taxman – George Harrison
  2. Eleanor Rigby
  3. I’m Only Sleeping
  4. Love You To – George Harrison
  5. Here, There and Everywhere
  6. Yellow Submarine
  7. She Said She Said
  8. Good Day Sunshine
  9. And Your Bird Can Sing
  10. For No One
  11. Doctor Robert
  12. I Want to Tell You – George Harrison
  13. Got to Get You Into My Life
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows

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Donovan: Sunshine Superman (1966)

Label: Pye

Personnel

  • Donovan – vocals, guitar, organ
  • Bobby Ray – bass
  • “Fast” Eddy Hoh– drums
  • Shawn Phillips– sitar 
  • Jimmy Pageand Eric Ford – electric guitars
  • John Cameron– keyboards, arrangement
  • Spike Healey – bass
  • Bobby Orr – drums
  • Tony Carr– percussion

Producer: Mickie Most

Track listing

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Sunshine Superman
  2. Legend of a Girl Child Linda
  3. Three King Fishers
  4. Ferris Wheel
  5. Bert’s Blues
  6. Season of the Witch
  7. The Trip
  8. Guinevere
  9. The Fat Angel
  10. Celeste

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Simon & Garfunkel: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (1966)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Paul Simon– vocals, guitar
  • Art Garfunkel– vocals, piano
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Joe South– guitar
  • Carol Kaye– bass guitar 
  • John Meszar – harpsichord
  • Eugene Wright– bass guitar 
  • Joe Morello– drums 
  • Charlie O’Donnell– vocals 

Producer: Bob Johnston

Track listing

All tracks by Paul Simon except where noted.

  1. Scarborough Fair/Canticle – Traditional, arranged by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel
  2. Patterns
  3. Cloudy – Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley
  4. Homeward Bound
  5. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  6. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  7. The Dangling Conversation
  8. Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
  9. A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission)
  10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  11. A Poem on the Underground Wall
  12. 7 O’Clock News / Silent Night – Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber

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The Rolling Stones: Aftermath (1966)

Label: Decca

Personnel

  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Keith Richards– guitars, backing vocals
  • Brian Jones– guitars, slide guitar, piano, organ, harpsichord, marimba, sitar, percussion, Appalachian dulcimer, harmonica, koto 
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar, backing vocals, organ pedals
  • Charlie Watts– drums, percussion
  • Jack Nitzsche– piano, organ, harpsichord, percussion
  • Ian Stewart– piano, organ

 Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham

Track listing

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. 

  1. Mother’s Little Helper
  2. Stupid Girl
  3. Lady Jane
  4. Under My Thumb
  5. Doncha Bother Me
  6. Goin’ Home
  7. Flight 505
  8. High and Dry
  9. Out of Time
  10. It’s Not Easy
  11. I Am Waiting
  12. Take it or Leave it
  13. Think
  14. What To Do

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Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde (1966)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Bob Dylan– vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Bill Aikins– keyboards
  • Wayne Butler– trombone
  • Kenneth Buttrey– drums
  • Rick Dankoor Bill Lee – bass guitar 
  • Bobby Gregg– drums
  • Paul Griffin– piano
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • Al Kooper– organ, guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– bass guitar, guitar, harmonica, trumpet
  • Wayne Moss– guitar, vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins– piano, keyboards
  • Robbie Robertson– guitar, vocals
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Joe South– bass guitar, guitar

Producer: Bob Johnston

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan

  1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  2. Pledging My Time
  3. Visions of Johanna
  4. One of Us Must Know
  5. Most Likely You Go Away
  6. Temporary Like Achilles
  7. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  8. 4th Around
  9. Obviously 5 believers

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Simon & Garfunkel: Sound of Silence (1966)

Personnel

  • Paul Simon: lead vocals, guitar
  • Art Garfunkel: lead vocals
  • Fred Carter, Jr.: guitar
  • Larry Knechtel: keyboards
  • Glen Campbell: guitar
  • Joe South: guitar
  • Joe Osborn: bass guitar
  • Hal Blaine: drums

Label: Columbia

Producer: Bob Johnston

Track listing

All tracks by Paul Simon, except where noted.

  1. The Sound of Silence
  2. Leaves That Are Green
  3. Blessed
  4. Kathy’s Song
  5. Somewhere They Can’t Find Me
  6. Anji – Davey Graham
  7. Richard Cory
  8. A Most Peculiar Man
  9. April Come She Will
  10. We’ve Got a Groovy Thing Goin
  11. I am a Rock

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The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (1966)

Label: Capitol

The Beach Boys

  • Al Jardine– lead, harmony and backing vocals, tambourine 
  • Bruce Johnston– harmony and backing vocals
  • Mike Love– lead, harmony and backing vocals
  • Brian Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals, dog whistles, organ, piano, sound effects
  • Carl Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals, guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Dennis Wilson– harmony and backing vocals, drums
  • Tony Asher– plucked piano strings
  • Arnold Belnick– violin
  • Chuck Berghofer– string bass
  • Hal Blaine– bongos, drums, tympani
  • Norman Botnick– viola
  • Glen Campbell– guitar, twelve-string electric guitar
  • Frank Capp– bells, glockenspiel, latin percussion, percussion, tympani, vibraphone
  • Al Casey– guitar
  • Roy Caton– trumpet
  • Jerry Cole– electric guitar, guitar, mandolin
  • Gary Coleman – bongos, tympani
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Al De Lory– harpsichord, organ, piano, tack piano
  • Joseph DiFiore– viola
  • Justin DiTullio– cello
  • Steve Douglas– clarinet, flute, percussion, tenor saxophone, saxophone
  • Jesse Erlich– cello
  • Carl Fortina– accordion
  • Ritchie Frost– drums, empty Coca-Cola cans, percussion
  • James Getzoff– violin
  • Jim Gordon– drums, percussion
  • Bill Green– flute, percussion, saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Leonard Hartman– bass clarinet, clarinet, English horn
  • Jim Horn– baritone saxophone, flute, tenor saxophone, saxophone
  • Paul Horn– tenor saxophone
  • Harry Hyams– viola
  • Jules Jacob– flute
  • Plas Johnson– flute, percussion, saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Carole Kaye– electric bass
  • Barney Kessel– guitar, mandolin
  • Bobby Klein– tenor saxophone
  • Larry Knechtel– organ
  • William Kurasch– violin
  • Leonard Malarsky– violin
  • Frank Marocco– accordion
  • Gail Martin– trombone
  • Nick Martinis– drums
  • Terry Melcher– tambourine
  • Mike Melvoin– harpsichord
  • Jay Migliori– baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, saxophone
  • Tommy Morgan– harmonica
  • Jack Nimitz– baritone saxophone
  • Bill Pittman– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman– Danelectro bass, electric bass, mandolin, guitar
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Alan Robinson – french horn
  • Jerome Reisler– violin
  • Lyle Ritz– string bass, ukulele
  • Joseph Saxon– cello
  • Ralph Schaeffer– violin
  • Sid Sharp– violin
  • Billy Strange– electric guitar, guitar, twelve-string electric guitar
  • Ron Swallow– tambourine 
  • Ernie Tack– bass trombone
  • Paul Tanner– theremin
  • Tommy Tedesco– acoustic guitar
  • Darrel Terwilliger– viola
  • “Tony” – sleigh bell
  • Jerry Williams– percussion
  • Julius Wechter– tympani, latin percussion, percussion, vibraphone
  • Tibor Zelig– violin

Producer: Brian Wilson

Track listing

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher except where noted. 

  1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  2. You Still Believe In Me
  3. That’s Not Me
  4. Don’t Talk
  5. I’m Waiting For the Day – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Let’s Go Away for Awhile – Brian Wilson
  7. Sloop John B – trad. arr. Brian Wilson
  8. God Only Knows
  9. I Know There’s an Answer – Brian Wilson, Terry Sachen, Mike Love
  10. Here Today
  11. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
  12. Pet Sounds – Brian Wilson
  13. Caroline, No

Velvet

Velvet Underground: & Nico (1967)

Label: Verve

Personnel

  • Lou Reed– lead vocals, backing vocals, lead guitar , ostrich guitar 
  • Sterling Morrison– rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals 
  • John Cale– electric viola, piano, bass guitar, backing vocals, celesta, hissing, sound effects
  • Maureen Tucker– percussion , drums, tambourine, bass drum
  • Nico – chanteuse, backing vocals

Producer: Andy Warhol – Tom Wilson

Track listing

All compositions by Lou Reed unless otherwise noted.

  1. Sunday Morning – Lou Reed, John Cale
  2. I’m Waiting For the Man
  3. Femme Fatale
  4. Venus in Furs
  5. Run Run Run
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties
  7. Heroin
  8. There She Goes Again
  9. I’ll Be Your Mirror
  10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
  11. European Son

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The Beatles: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

Label: Parlaphone

The Beatles

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm, acoustic and lead guitars; Hammond organ and final piano E chord; harmonica, tape loops, sound effects, and comb and tissue paper; hand claps, tambourine and maracas
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and background vocals; bass and lead guitars; electric and acoustic pianos, Lowrey and Hammond organs; hand claps; vocalisations, tape loops, sound effects, and comb and tissue paper
  • George Harrison– harmony and background vocals; lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars; sitar; tambourine; harmonica and kazoo; hand claps and maracas; lead vocals
  • Ringo Starr– drums, congas, tambourine, maracas, handclaps and tubular bells; lead vocals on ; harmonica; final piano E chord
  • Sounds Incorporated– the saxophone sextet 
  • Neil Aspinall– tamboura and harmonica
  • Geoff Emerick– audio engineering; tape loops and sound effects
  • Mal Evans– counting, harmonica, alarm clock and final piano E chord
  • George Martin– tape loops and sound effects, harpsichord , harmonium, Lowrey organ and glockenspiel, Hammond organ , piano , final harmonium chord.
  • Session musicians – four French hornson “Sgt. Pep per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”: Neill Sanders, James W. Buck, John Burden, Tony Randall,  arranged and conducted by Martin and McCartney; string section and harp on “She’s leaving home”, arranged by Mike Leander and conducted by Martin; tabla, dilrubas, tamboura and swarmandalon “Within you without you”, played by members of the Asian Music Circle, with eight violins and four cellos arranged and conducted by Harrison and Martin; clarinet trio on “When I’m Sixty-Four”: Robert Burns, Henry MacKenzie, Frank Reidy, arranged and conducted by Martin and McCartney; saxophones on “Good morning, good morning”, arranged and conducted by Martin and Lennon; and forty-piece orchestra, including strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion on “A day in the life”, arranged by Martin, Lennon and McCartney and conducted by Martin and McCartney.

Producer: George Martin

Track listing

All tracks by Lennon–McCartney except where noted.

  1. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  2. With a Little Help From My Friends
  3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
  4. Getting Better
  5. Fixing a Hole
  6. She’s Leaving Home
  7. Being for the Benefit of Mr.Kite
  8. Within You Without You – George Harrison
  9. When I’m Sixty Four
  10. Lovely Rita
  11. Good Morning Good Morning
  12. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – reprise
  13. A Day in the Life

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Cream: Disraeli Gears (1967)

Label: Polydor

Personnel

  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jack Bruce– bass, piano, vocals, harmonica
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals

Producer: Felix Pappalardi

Track listing

  1. Strange Brew – Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  2. Sunshine of Your Love – Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Pete Brown
  3. World of Pain – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  4. Dance the Night Away – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  5. Blue Condition – Ginger Baker
  6. Tales of Brave Ulysses – Eric Clapton, Martin Sharp
  7. SWLABR – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  8. We’re Going Wrong – Jack Bruce
  9. Outside Woman Blues – Arthur Reynolds, arr. Eric Clapton
  10. Take it Back – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  11. Mother’s Lament – traditional, arr. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker

Love

Love: Forever Changes (1967)

Label: Elektra

Personnel

  • Arthur Lee – lead vocals, guitar
  • Johnny Echols – lead guitar
  • Bryan MacLean – rhythm guitar, background vocals 
  • Ken Forssi – bass guitar
  • Michael Stuart – drums, percussion
  • David Angel – arranger, orchestrations
  • Strings – Robert Barene, Arnold Belnick, James Getzoff, Marshall Sosson, Darrel Terwilliger (violins); Norman Botnick (viola); Jesse Ehrlich (cello); Chuck Berghofer (string bass)
  • Horns – Bud Brisbois, Roy Caton, Ollie Mitchell (trumpets); Richard Leith (trombone)
  • Carol Kaye – bass guitar 
  • Don Randi – piano on 
  • Billy Strange – guitar 
  • Hal Blaine – drums 
  • Neil Young – arranger 

Producer: Arthur Lee – Bruce Botnick

Track listing

All tracks by Arthur Lee, except where noted.

  1. Alone Again Or – Bryan MacLean
  2. A House is Not a Motel
  3. And More Again
  4. The Daily Planet
  5. Old Man – Bryan MacLean
  6. The Red Telephone
  7. Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale
  8. Live and Let Live
  9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
  10. Bummer in the Summer
  11. You Set the Scene

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The Doors: The Doors (1967)

Label: Elektra

Personnel

  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals
  • Ray Manzarek– Vox Continental organ, piano, keyboard bass, marxophone
  • Robby Krieger– guitar
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Larry Knechtel  – bass 

Producer: Paul A.Rotchild

All tracks by the Doors except where noted. 

  1. Break on Through
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  4. Twentieth Century Fox
  5. Alabama Song – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  6. Light My Fire
  7. Back Door Man – Willie Dixon
  8. I Looked at You
  9. End of the Night
  10. Takes it as it Comes
  11. The End

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced (1967)

Label: Reprise

Personnel

  • Jimi Hendrix— vocals, guitars
  • Noel Redding— bass; backing vocals 
  • Mitch Mitchell— drums; backing vocals 
  • The Breakaways— backing vocals 

Producer: Chas Chandler

Track listing

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix. 

  1. Foxy Lady
  2. Manic Depression
  3. Red House
  4. Can You See Me
  5. Love or Confusion
  6. I Don’t Live Today
  7. May This Be Love
  8. Fire
  9. Third Stone From the Sun
  10. Remember
  11. Are You Experienced

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Safe as Milk (1967)

Label: Buddah

Personnel

  • Don Van Vliet– vocals, bass marimba, harmonica, arrangements, theremin direction 
  • Alex St. Clair Snouffer– guitar, bass, background vocals, percussion
  • Jerry Handley – bass, background vocals
  • John French– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Ry Cooder– guitar, slide guitar, bass, percussion, arrangements 
  • Samuel Hoffman– theremin on
  • Milt Holland– log drum, tambourine, percussion
  • Taj Mahal– tambourine, percussion
  • Russ Titelman – guitar

Producer: Bob Krasnow – Richard Perry

Track listing

All tracks by Herb Bermann and Don Van Vliet except where noted.

  1. Sure ‘Nuff ‘n Yes I Do
  2. Zig Zag Wanderer
  3. Call Me – Don Van Vliet
  4. Dropout Boogie
  5. I’m Glad – Don Van Vliet
  6. Electricity
  7. Yellow Brick Road
  8. Abba Zabba – Don Van Vliet
  9. Plastic Factory – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann and Jerry Handley
  10. Where There’s Woman
  11. Grown So Ugly – Robert Pete Williams
  12. Autumn’s Child

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Pink Floyd: Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Syd Barrett– lead guitar, vocals
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, vocals
  • Richard Wright– Farfisa Compact Duo organ, piano, celeste,vocals 
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion

Producer: Norman Smith

Track listing

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R Toc H – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Take Up thy Stethoscope and Walk – Roger Waters
  7. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike

Beatles

The Beatles: White Album (1968)

Label: Apple

Personnel

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals, acoustic, lead, rhythm  and bass guitars; piano, Hammond organ, harmonium, Mellotron , harmonica,  tenor saxophone,  extra drums and assorted percussion, tapes, tape loops and sound effects 
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and background vocals, acoustic, lead, rhythm and bass guitars, acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond organ, assorted percussion,  tambourine, cowbell, hand shake bell, handclaps, foot taps, vocal, percussion, drums, recorder and flugelhorn
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and background vocals, lead, rhythm, acoustic and bass guitars, Hammond organ, extra drums and assorted percussion and sound effects
  • Ringo Starr– drums and assorted percussion, piano and sleigh bell, lead vocals, backing vocals 
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Mal Evans– backing vocals, handclaps , trumpet 
  • Jack Fallon– violin 
  • Pattie Harrison– backing vocals 
  • Jackie Lomax– backing vocals and handclaps 
  • Maureen Starkey– backing vocals 
  • Yoko Ono– backing vocals, lead vocals, handclaps , backing vocals, speech, tapes and sound effects 
  • Ted Barker – trombone
  • Leon Calvert – trumpet,  flugelhorn 
  • Henry Datyner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman and Ronald Thomas – violin
  • Bernard Miller, Dennis McConnell, Lou Soufier and Les Maddox – violin 
  • Reginald Kilby – cello
  • Eldon Fox – cello 
  • Frederick Alexander – cello 
  • Harry Klein– saxophone 
  • Dennis Walton, Ronald Chamberlain, Jim Chest and Rex Morris – saxophone
  • Raymond Newman and David Smith – clarinet
  • Art Ellefson, Danny Mossand Derek Collins – tenor sax
  • Ronnie Rossand Bernard George – baritone sax 
  • Alf Reece – tuba
  • The Mike Sammes Singers– backing vocals 
  • Stanley Reynolds and Ronnie Hughes – trumpet 
  • Chris Shepard – stumpf fiddle
  • Tony Tunstall – French horn
  • John Underwood and Keith Cummings – viola
  • Leo Birnbaum and Henry Myerscough– viola

Producer: George Martin

Track listing

All tracks by Lennon–McCartney, except where noted. 

  1. Back in the U.S.S,R
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
  5. Wild Honey Pie
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungallow Bill
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison
  8. Happiness is a Warm Gun
  9. Martha My Dear
  10. I’m So Tired
  11. Blackbird
  12. Piggies – George Harrison
  13. Rocky Raccoon
  14. Don’t Pass Me By – Richard Starkey
  15. Why Don’t We Do It in the Road
  16. I will
  17. Julia
  18. Birthday
  19. Yer Blues
  20. Mother’s Nature Son
  21. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  22. Sexy Sadie
  23. Helter Skelter
  24. Long, Long, Long – George Harrison
  25. Revolution 1
  26. Honey Pie
  27. Savoy Truffle – George Harrison
  28. Cry Baby Cry
  29. Revolution 9
  30. Good Night

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Frank Zappa: We’re in It Only for the Money (1968)

Label: Verve

Personnel

  • Frank Zappa– guitar, piano, lead vocals, weirdness & editing
  • Jimmy Carl Black– Indian of the group, drums, trumpet, vocals
  • Roy Estrada– electric bass, vocals, asthma
  • Billy Mundi– drums, vocals, yak & black lace underwear
  • Don Preston– retired
  • Bunk Gardner– all woodwinds, mumbled weirdness
  • Ian Underwood– piano, woodwinds, wholesome
  • Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood– road manager, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, all purpose weirdness & teen appeal
  • Suzy Creamcheese(Pamela Zarubica) – telephone voice
  • Pamela Zarubica – vocals
  • Dick Barber – Snorks
  • Eric Clapton– Male speaking part in “Are you hung up?” and “Nasal Retentive Calliope Music.”
  • Gary Kellgren– “the one doing all the creepy whispering”
  • Spider Barbour – vocals
  • Dick Kunc – “cheerful interruptions” vocal
  • Vicki Kellgren – additional telephone vocals
  • Ronnie Williams – backwards voice
  • Sid Sharp – conductor of the “Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Producer: Frank Zappa

Track listing

All tracks by Frank Zappa

  1. Are You Hung Up
  2. Who Needs the Peace Corps
  3. Concentration Moon
  4. Mom & Dad
  5. Bow Tie Daddy
  6. Harry, You’re a Beast
  7. What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body?
  8. Absolutely Free
  9. Flower Punk
  10. Hot Poop
  11. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
  12. Let’s Make the Water Turn Black
  13. The Idiot Bastard Son
  14. It’s His Voice on the Radio
  15. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  16. What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body (reprise)
  17. Mother People
  18. The Chrome Plated Megaphone of Destiny

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Jeff Beck: Truth (1968)

Label: EMI Columbia

Personnel

  • Jeff Beck– electric guitars, acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass guitar, lead vocals,backing vocals 
  • Rod Stewart– lead vocals, backing vocal 
  • Ronnie Wood– bass guitar 
  • Micky Waller– drums 
  • Madeline Bell– backing vocals 
  • John Carter and Ken Lewis– backing vocals 
  • Clem Cattini– drums 
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums 
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano 
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, Hammond organ, arrangements 
  • Keith Moon– drums, timpani 
  • Jimmy Page– 12-string electric guitar 
  • Unknown Scottish bagpipe player – bagpipes
  • Unknown studio orchestra – orchestra 

Producer: Mickie Most

Track listing

  1. Shape of Things – Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith
  2. Let Me Love You – Jeffrey Rod
  3. Morning Dew – Bonnie Dobson
  4. You Shook Me – Willie Dixon and J.B.Lenoir
  5. Ol’ Man River – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  6. Greensleeves – traditional
  7. Rock My Plimsoul – Jeffrey Rod
  8. Beck’s Bolero – Jimmy Page
  9. Blues Deluxe – Jeffrey Rod
  10. I Ain’t Superstitious – Jeffrey Rod

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Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (1968)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel

  • Van Morrison– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jay Berliner– classical and steel-string acoustic guitars
  • Richard Davis– double bass
  • Larry Fallon– harpsichord 
  • Connie Kay– drums
  • Barry Kornfeld – acoustic guitar
  • John Payne – flute, soprano saxophone
  • Warren Smith, Jr.– percussion, vibraphone

Producer: Lewis Merenstein

Track listing

All tracks by Van Morrison

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue
  5. The Way Young Lovers Do
  6. Madame George
  7. Ballerina
  8. Slim Slower Slider

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The Byrds: Sweat Heart of the Rodeo (1968)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Roger McGuinn- acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Chris Hillman- electric bass, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gram Parsons- acoustic guitar, piano, organ, vocals
  • Kevin Kelley- drums
  • Lloyd Green, JayDee Maness – pedal steel guitar
  • Clarence White- electric guitar
  • John Hartford- banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Husky – double bass
  • Earl P. Ball, Barry Goldberg– piano
  • Jon Corneal – drums

Producer: Gary Usher

Track listing

  1. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Bob Dylan
  2. I Am a Pilgrim – traditional, arr. Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman
  3. The Christian Life – Charles Louvin, Ira Louvin
  4. You Don’t Miss Your Water – William Bell
  5. You’re Still On My Mind – Luke McDaniel
  6. Pretty Boy Floyd – Woody Guthrie
  7. Hickory Wind – Gram Parsons, Bob Buchanan
  8. One Hundred Years From Now – Gram Parsons
  9. Blue Canadian Rockies – Cindy Walker
  10. Life in Prison – Merle Haggard, Jelly Sanders
  11. Nothing Was Delivered – Bob Dylan

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The Band: Music from Big Pink (1968)

Label: Capitol

Personnel

  • Rick Danko— bass guitar, fiddle, vocals
  • Levon Helm— drums, tambourine, vocals
  • Garth Hudson— electronic organ, piano, clavinet, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Richard Manuel— piano, organ, drums, vocals
  • Jaime Robbie Robertson— electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
  • John Simon— baritone horn, tenor saxophone, piano

Producer: John Simon

Track listing

  1. Tears of Rage – Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel
  2. To Kingdom Come – Robbie Robertson
  3. In a Station – Richard Manuel
  4. Caledonia Mission – Robbie Robertson
  5. The Weight – Robbie Robertson
  6. We Can Talk – Richard Manuel
  7. Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  8. Chest Fever – Robbie Robertson
  9. Lonesome Suzie – Richard Manuel
  10. This Wheels of Fire – Bob Dylan, Rick Danko
  11. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland (1968)

Label: Reprise

Personnel

  • Jimi Hendrix– lead vocals, guitar, piano, percussion, comb and tissue paper kazoo, electric harpsichord, bass 
  • Noel Redding– backing vocals, bass , acoustic guitar and lead vocals
  • Mitch Mitchell– backing vocals, drums , percussion, lead vocals 
  • Jack Casady– bass 
  • Brian Jones– percussion 
  • Al Kooper– piano 
  • Dave Mason– twelve string guitar , backing vocals 
  • The Sweet Inspirations– backing vocals 
  • Steve Winwood– organ 
  • Chris Wood– flute 
  • Larry Faucette – congas
  • Mike Finnigan– organ
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Freddie Smith – tenor saxophone

Producer: Jimi Hendrix

Track listing

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

  1. And the Gods Made Love
  2. Have You Ever Been to (Electric Ladyland)
  3. Crosstown Traffic
  4. Voodoo Chile
  5. Little Miss Strange – Noel Redding
  6. Long Hot Summer Night
  7. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll) – Earl King
  8. Gypsy Eyes
  9. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
  10. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  11. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
  12. Moon, Turn the Tides…Gently Gently Away
  13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
  14. House Burning Down
  15. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  16. Voodoo Chile (slight return)

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Iron Butterfly:  In – A – Gadda – Da – Vida (1968)

Label: Atco

Personnel

  • Erik Brann: guitars, backing and lead vocals
  • Doug Ingle: organ, lead vocals
  • Lee Dorman: bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ron Bushy: drums, percussion

Producer: Jim Hilton

Track listing

All tracks by Doug Ingle except where noted. 

  1. Most Anything You Want
  2. Flowers and Beads
  3. My Mirage
  4. Termination – Erik Brann and Lee Dorman
  5. Are You Happy
  6. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

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The Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet (1968)

Label: Decca

Personnel

  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– acoustic, electric and slide guitars; bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals 
  • Brian Jones– slide guitar, harmonics, sitar, tamboura, backing vocals 
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar, backing vocals, maracas 
  • Charlie Watts– drums, backing vocals, cowbell, clave, tabla
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, tack piano, organ
  • Rocky Dijon– congas 
  • Ric Grech– fiddle 
  • Dave Mason– shehnai, Mellotron 
  • Jimmy Miller– backing vocals 
  • Watts Street Gospel Choir – backing vocals 

Producer: Jimmy Miller

Track listing

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.  

  1. Sympathy for the Devil
  2. No Expectations
  3. Dear Doctor
  4. Parachute Woman
  5. Jigsaw Puzzle
  6. Street Fighting Man
  7. Prodigal Son – Robert Wilkins
  8. Stray Cat Blues
  9. Factory Girl
  10. Salt of the Earth

MC5

MC5: Kick out the james (1969)

Label: Elektra

Personnel

  • Rob Tyner– lead vocals
  • Wayne Kramer– lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals 
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Davis– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dennis Thompson– drums

Producer: Jac Holzman – Bruce Botnick

Track listing

All tracks by MC5 except as noted.

  1. Ramblin’ Rose – Fred Burch, Marijohn Wilkin
  2. Kick Out the Jams
  3. Come together
  4. Rocket Reducer no.62
  5. Borderline
  6. Motor City is Burning – Al Smith
  7. I Want You Right Now – Colin Frechter, Lary Page
  8. Starship – MC5, Sun Ra

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Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left (1969)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Nick Drake – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Paul Harris– piano 
  • Richard Thompson– electric guitar 
  • Danny Thompson– double bass 
  • Harry Robinson– string arrangement 
  • Rocky Dzidzornu– congas, shaker 
  • Robert Kirby– string arrangement
  • Clare Lowther – cello 
  • Tristan Fry– drums and vibraphone

Producer: Joe Boyd

Track listing

All tracks by Nick Drake. 

  1. Time Has Told Me
  2. River Man
  3. Three Hours
  4. Way to Blue
  5. Day is Done
  6. Cello Song
  7. The Thoughts of Mary Jane
  8. Man in a Shed
  9. Fruit Tree
  10. Saturday Sun

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The Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed (1969)

Label: Decca

Personnel

  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals, harmonica 
  • Keith Richards– guitars, bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals 
  • Brian Jones– congas, autoharp 
  • Mick Taylor– slide guitar, guitars
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar, autoharp, vibes 
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Ian Stewart– piano 
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, organ 
  • Byron Berline– fiddle 
  • Merry Clayton– vocals 
  • Ry Cooder– mandolin, slide guitar 
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Miller– percussion, drums, tambourine
  • Leon Russell– piano, horn arrangement
  • Jack Nitzsche– choral arrangements 
  • Al Kooper– piano, French horn, organ 
  • Nanette Newman– backing vocals 
  • Doris Troy– backing vocals 
  • Madeline Bell– backing vocals 
  • Rocky Dijon– percussion 
  • The London Bach Choir– vocals 

Producer: Jimmy Miller

Track listing

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

  1. Gimmie Shelter
  2. Love in Vain – Robert Johnson
  3. Country Honk
  4. Live With Me
  5. Let It Bleed
  6. Midnight Rambler
  7. You Got the Silver
  8. Monkey Man
  9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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Frank Zappa: Hot Rats (1969)

Label: Bizarre / Reprise

Personnel

  • Frank Zappa– guitar, octave bass, percussion
  • Ian Underwood– piano, organus maximus, flute, clarinet, saxes
  • Max Bennett– bass 
  • Captain Beefheart– vocals
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin 
  • Paul Humphrey– drums 
  • Shuggie Otis– bass 
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin 
  • Ron Selico – drums 
  • Lowell George– rhythm guitar  

Producer: Frank Zappa

All trackss by Frank Zappa. 

  1. Peaches en Regalia
  2. Willie the Pimp
  3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
  4. Little Umbrellas
  5. The Gumbo Variations
  6. It Must Be a Camel

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Crosby, Stills & Nash: Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)

Label: Atlantic

Producer: Bill Halverson – Crosby, Stills & Nash

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals; rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Stills— vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Graham Nash— vocals; rhythm guitar,acoustic guitar
  • Dallas Taylor— drums
  • Jim Gordon— drums 
  • Cass Elliot— backing vocals

 Track listing

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Stephen Stills
  2. Marrakesh Express – Graham Nash
  3. Guinnevere – David Crosby
  4. You Don’t Have to Cry – Stephen Stills
  5. Pre – Road Downs – Graham Nash
  6. Wooden Ships – David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Paul Kantner
  7. Lady of the Island – Graham Nash
  8. Helplessly Hoping – Stephen Stills
  9. Long Time Gone – David Crosby
  10. 49 Bye – Byes – Stephen Stills

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (1969)

Label: Straight / Reprise

Personnel

  • Bill Harkleroad
  • Jeff Cotton
  • Mark Boston
  • Victor Hayden
  • John French 
  • Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart
  • Frank Zappa 

Producer: Frank Zappa

Track listing

All tracks by Don Van Vliet

  1. Frownland
  2. The Dust Blows Forward’n the Dust Blows Back
  3. Dachau Blues
  4. Ella Guru
  5. Hair Pie: Bake 1
  6. Moonlight on Vermont
  7. Pachuco Cadaver
  8. Bills Corpse
  9. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
  10. Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish
  11. China Pig
  12. My Human Gets Me Blues
  13. Dali’s Car
  14. Hair pie: Bake 2
  15. Pena
  16. Well
  17. When Big Joan Sets Up
  18. Fallin Ditch
  19. Sugar’n’Spikes
  20. Ant Man Bee
  21. Orange Claw Hammer
  22. Wild Life
  23. She’s Too Much for My Mirror
  24. Hobo Chang Ba
  25. The Blimp
  26. Steal Softly Thru Snow
  27. Old Fart at Play
  28. Veteran’s Day Poppy

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Ten Years After: Stonedhenge (1969)

Label: Deram

Personnel

  • Alvin Lee– vocals, guitar, piano, Chinese fans
  • Chick Churchill– organ, piano
  • Ric Lee– drums, tympani
  • Leo Lyons– bass, bow-bass, string bass, percussion
  • Roy Baker – sound effects 
  • Martin Smith – train sound effects 
  • Simon Stable – bongos 
  • Mike Vernon– backing vocals 

Producer: Mike Vernon

Track listing

  1. Going To Try – Alvin Lee
  2. I Can’t Live Without Lydia – Chick Churchill
  3. Woman Trouble – Alvin Lee
  4. Skoobly-Oobly-Doobob – Alvin Lee
  5. Hear Me Calling – Alvin Lee
  6. A Sad Song – Alvin Lee
  7. Three Blind Mice – traditional, arr. by Ric Lee
  8. No Title – Alvin Lee
  9. Faro – Leo Lyons
  10. Speed Kills – Alvin Lee, Mike Vernon

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Grand Funk Railroad: On Time (1969)

Label: Capitol

Personnel

  • Don Brewer- drums, vocals
  • Mark Farner- guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
  • Mel Schacher- bass

Producer: Terry Knight

Track listing

All traks by Mark Farner.

  1. Are You Ready
  2. Anybody’s Answer
  3. Time Machine
  4. High on a Horse
  5. N.U.C.
  6. Into the Sun
  7. Heartbreaker
  8. Call Yourself a Man
  9. Can’t Be Too Long
  10. Ups and Downs

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Santana: Santana (1969)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie- organ, piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown– bass
  • Michael Shrieve– drums
  • Michael Carabello– congas, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– timbales, congas, percussion

Producer: Santana – Brent Dangerfield

Track listing

All tracks by Carlos Santana except where noted.

  1. Evil Ways – Clarence “Sonny” Henry
  2. Shades of Time – Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie
  3. Savor
  4. Jingo – Babtunde Olatunji
  5. Persuassion
  6. Treat
  7. You Just Don’t Care
  8. Soul Sacrifice – Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, David Brown,  Marcus Malone

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The Beatles: Abbey Road (1969)

Label: Apple

Personnel

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals; lead and rhythm guitars; acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer; white noise generatorand sound effects; percussion
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and background vocals; lead, rhythm and bass guitars; acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer; sound effects; handclaps, percussion
  • George Harrison– harmony and background vocals; lead, rhythm and bass guitars; Hammond organ, harmonium, Moog synthesizer; handclaps, percussion; lead vocals 
  • Ringo Starr– drums and percussion; background vocals; lead vocals 
  • George Martin– piano, harpsichord, organ and harmonium; percussion
  • Billy Preston– Hammond organ 
  • Mal Evans– “anvil” 
  • “Something” and “Here comes the sun” orchestrated and conducted by George Martin (with George Harrison)
  • “Golden slumbers”, “Carry that weight” and “The End” orchestrated and conducted by George Martin (with Paul McCartney)

Producer: George Martin

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Come Together
  2. Something – George Harrison
  3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
  4. Oh! Darling
  5. Octopus’s Garden – Richard Starkey
  6. I Want You
  7. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
  8. Because
  9. You Never Give Me Your Money
  10. Sun King
  11. Mean Mr.Mustard
  12. Polythene Pam
  13. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
  14. Golden Slumbers
  15. Carry That Weight
  16. The End
  17. Her Majesty

The-Stooges

The Stooges: The Stooges (1969)

Label: Elektra

Personnel

  • Iggy Pop (credited as “Iggy Stooge”) – vocals
  • Dave Alexander– bass guitar
  • Ron Asheton– guitar, vocals
  • Scott Asheton– drums
  • John Cale– piano, sleigh bell, viola 

Producer: John Cale

Track listing

All tracks by Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton and Iggy Stooge (Iggy Pop). 

  1. 1969
  2. I Wanna Be Your Dog
  3. We Will Fall
  4. No Fun
  5. Real Cool Time
  6. Ann
  7. Not Right
  8. Little Doll

Bowie

David Bowie: The Man Who Sold the World (1970)

Label: Mercury

Personnel

  • David Bowie– vocals, guitars, Stylophone, organ, saxophone
  • Mick Ronson– guitars, backing vocals
  • Tony Visconti– bass guitar, piano, guitar, recorder,backing vocals
  • Mick Woodmansey– drums, percussion
  • Ralph Mace – Moog modular synthesizer

Producer: Tony Visconti

Track listing

All tracks by David Bowie

  1. The Width of a Circle
  2. All the Madman
  3. Black Country Rock
  4. After All
  5. Running Gun Blues
  6. Saviour Machine
  7. She Shook Me Cold
  8. The Man Who Sold the World
  9. The Superman

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Free: Fire & water (1970)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Paul Kossoff– guitars
  • Andy Fraser– bass guitar, piano
  • Simon Kirke– drum

Producer: Free, John Kelly, Roy Thomas Baker

Track listing

All tracks by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Fire and Water
  2. Oh I Wept – Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossof
  3. Remember
  4. Heavy Load
  5. Big – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers,Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff
  6. Don’t Say You Love Me
  7. All Right Now

Derek The Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 1970

Derek & The Dominos: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)

Label: Polydor

Personnel

  • Eric Clapton– guitars, lead vocals
  • Bobby Whitlock– organ, piano, vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jim Gordon– drums, percussion, piano
  • Carl Radle– bass, percussion
  • Duane Allman– guitars 
  • Albhy Galuten– piano, “assistance”

Producer: Tom Dowd, Derek and the Dominos

Track listing

  1. I Looked Away – Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock
  2. Bell Bottom Blues – Eric Clapton
  3. Keep on Growing – Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock
  4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Jimmy Cox
  5. I’m Yours – Eric Clapton, Nizami
  6. Anyday – Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock
  7. Key to the Highway – Charles Segar, Willie Broonzy
  8. Tell the Truth – Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock
  9. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad – Eric Clapton,Bobby Whitlock
  10. Have You Ever Loved a Woman – Billy Myles
  11. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
  12. It’s Too Late – Chuck Willis
  13. Layla – Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon
  14. Thorn Tree in the Garden – Bobby Whitlock

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The Beatles: Let It Be (1970)

Label: Apple

Personnel

  • John Lennon– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, lap steel guitar, acoustic guitar, six-string bass guitar, whistling
  • Paul McCartney– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, Hammond organ, electric piano, maracas
  • George Harrison– lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, tambura, tuned-down six-string electric guitar, lead and backing vocals.
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Richard Anthony Hewson– string and brass arrangements 
  • John Barham– choral arrangements
  • George Martin– shaker, string and brass arrangements
  • Linda McCartney– backing vocals 
  • Billy Preston– electric piano , Hammond organ 
  • Brian Rogers– string and brass arrangements 

Producer: George Martin, Phil Spector

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Two of Us
  2. Dig a Pony
  3. Across the Universe
  4. I Me Mine – George Harrison
  5. Dig It – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Richard Starkey
  6. Let It Be
  7. Maggie Mae – tradd. Arr. John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, George Harrison, Richard Starkey
  8. I’ve Got a Feeling
  9. One After 909
  10. The Long and Winding Road
  11. For You Blue – George Harrison
  12. Get Back

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Crosby, Stills. Nash & Young: Deja Vu (1970)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel

  • David Crosby— vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Stephen Stills— vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, percussion 
  • Graham Nash— vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, percussion
  • Neil Young— vocals, guitars, keyboards, harmonica 
  • Dallas Taylor— drums 
  • Greg Reeves— bass 
  • Jerry Garcia— pedal steel guitar 
  • John Sebastian— harmonica 

Producer: Crosby, Still, Nash & Young

Track listing

  1. Carry On – Stephen Stills
  2. Teach Your Children – Graham Nash
  3. Almost Cut Your Hair – David Crosby
  4. Helpless – Neil Young
  5. Woodstock – Joni Mitchell
  6. Déjà Vu – David Crosby
  7. Our House – Graham Nash
  8. 4 + 20 – Stephen Stills
  9. Country Girl – Neil Young
  10. Everybody I Love You – Stephen Stills, Neil Young

Nick

Nick Drake: Bryter Layter (1970)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Nick Drake – vocal, guitar
  • Dave Pegg– bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Richard Thompson– lead guitar
  • Ray Warleigh– alto sax
  • Mike Kowalski– drums
  • Paul Harris– piano
  • Ed Carter– bass
  • Lyn Dobson– flute
  • John Cale– viola and harpsichord
  • Chris McGregor– piano
  • Pat Arnoldand Doris Troy – backing vocals
  • Robert Kirby – strings arrangements

Producer: Joe Boyd

Track listing

All tracks by Nick Drake.

  1. Introduction
  2. Hazey Jane II
  3. At the Chime of a City Clock
  4. One of These Things First
  5. Hazey Jane I
  6. Bryter Layter
  7. Fly
  8. Poor Boy
  9. Northern Sky
  10. Sunday

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Van Morrison: Moondance (1970)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel

  • Van Morrison– vocals, guitar, rhythm guitar, tambourine, harmonica,
  • Jack Schroer– alto and soprano saxophones
  • Collin Tilton – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Jef Labes– organ, piano, clavinet
  • John Platania– guitar, rhythm guitar
  • John Klingberg – bass
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, vibraphone
  • Guy Masson – conga
  • Emily Houston– backing vocals 
  • Judy Clay– backing vocals
  • Jackie Verdell– backing vocals

Producer: Van Morrison, Lewis Merenstein

Track listing

All tracks by Van Morrison. 

  1. And It Stoned Me
  2. Moondance
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Caravan
  5. Into the Music
  6. Come Running
  7. These Dreams of You
  8. Brand New Day
  9. Everyone
  10. Glad Tidings

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Grateful Dead: American Beauty (1970)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel

  • Jerry Garcia– guitar, pedal steel, piano, vocals
  • Phil Lesh– bass, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan)– harmonica, vocals
  • Mickey Hart– percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann– drums
  • Robert Hunter– songwriter
  • Dave Torbert– bass
  • David Nelson– electric guitar 
  • David Grisman– mandolin 
  • Howard Wales– organ, piano
  • Ned Lagin– piano

Producer: Grateful Dead – Steve Barncard

Track listing

All tracks by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, except where noted.

  1. Box of Rain – Phil Lesh, Robert Hunter
  2. Friend of the Devil – Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Robert Hunter
  3. Sugar Magnolia – Bob Weir and Robert Hunter
  4. Operator – Ron McKernan
  5. Candyman
  6. Ripple
  7. Brokedown Palace
  8. Till the Morning Comes
  9. Attics of My Life
  10. Truckin’ – Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Robert Hunte

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Deep Purple: In Rock (1970)

Label: Harvest

Producer: Deep Purple

Personnel

  • Ritchie Blackmore– guitar
  • Jon Lord– keyboards, organ
  • Ian Paice– drums, percussion
  • Ian Gillan– lead vocals
  • Roger Glover– bass

Track listing

All tracks by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

  1. Speed King
  2. Bloodsucker
  3. Child in Time
  4. Flight of the Rat
  5. Into the Fire
  6. Living Wreck
  7. Hard Lovin’ Man

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Sweet Smoke: Just a Poke (1970)

Label: EMI Columbia

Personnel

  • Andrew Dershin – bass
  • Jay Dorfman – drumsand percussion
  • Marvin Kaminowitz – lead guitar, vocals
  • Michael Paris – tenor sax, alto recorder, vocals, percussion
  • Steve Rosenstein – rhythm guitar, vocals

Producer: Rosie Schmitz, Winfried Ebert

Track listing

  1. Baby Night – including – “In the World of Glass Teardrops” – Guillery and ″The Soft Parade – Jim Morrison
  2. Silly Sally

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Santana: Abraxas (1970)

Label: CBS

Personnel

  • Carlos Santana– lead guitar, backing vocals, producer
  • Gregg Rolie– keyboards, lead vocals
  • David Brown– bass
  • Michael Shrieve– drums
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, conga, timbales
  • Mike Carabello– percussion, conga
  • Rico Reyes– percussion, backing vocals
  • Alberto Gianquinto– piano 
  • Steven Saphore – tabla

Producer: Fred Catero, Carlos Santana

Track listing

  1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts – Mike Carabello
  2. Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen – Peter Green, Gabor Szabo
  3. Oye Como Va – Tito Puente
  4. Incident at Neshabur – Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana
  5. Se a Cabo – Jose Areas
  6. Mother’s Daughter – Gregg Rollie
  7. Samba Pa Ti – Carlos Santana
  8. Hope You’re Feeling Better – Gregg Rollie
  9. El Nicoya – Jose Areas

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Grand Funk Railroad: Closer to Home (1970)

Label: Capitol

Personnel

  • Mark Farner— guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Mel Schacher— bass guitar
  • Don Brewer — drums/vocals

Producer: Terry Knight

Track listing

All tracks by Mark Farner.

  1. Sin’s a Good Man’s Brother
  2. Aimless Lady
  3. Nothing Is the Same
  4. Mean Mistreater
  5. Get It Together
  6. I Don’t Have to Sing the Blues
  7. Hooked on Love
  8. I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)

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Neil Young: After the Gold Rush (1970)

Label: Reprise

Personnel

  • Neil Young— guitar, piano, harmonica, vibes, lead vocals
  • Danny Whitten— guitar, vocals
  • Nils Lofgren— guitar, piano, vocals
  • Jack Nitzsche— piano
  • Billy Talbot— bass
  • Greg Reeves— bass
  • Ralph Molina— drums, vocals
  • Stephen Stills— vocals
  • Bill Peterson — flugelhorn

Producer: Neil Young, David Briggs, Kendall Pacios

Track listing

All tracks by Neil Young except where noted.

  1. Tell Me Why
  2. After the Gold Rush
  3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  4. Southern Man
  5. Till the Morning Comes
  6. Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  7. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  8. Birds
  9. When You Dance I Can Really Love
  10. I Believe In You
  11. Cripple Creek Ferry

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J.J. Cale: Naturally (1971)

Label: A&M

Personnel

  • JJ Cale- guitar, vocals
  • Karl Himmel – drums
  • Chuck Browning – drums
  • Tim Drummond- bass
  • Carl Radle- bass
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Bob Wilson – piano
  • David Briggs- piano, organ
  • Jerry Whitehurst – piano
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Buddy Spicher- fiddle
  • Shorty Lavender – fiddle
  • Walter Hayness – dobro
  • Mac Gayden- slide guitar
  • Ed Colis – harmonica
  • Diane Davidson – backing vocals

Producer: Audie Ashwort

Track listing

All tracks by JJ Cale, except where noted:

  1. Call Me the Breeze
  2. Call the Doctor
  3. Don’t Go to Strangers
  4. Woman I Love
  5. Magnolia
  6. Clyde – W. Beavers, J.J. Cale
  7. Crazy Mama
  8. Nowhere to Run
  9. After Midnight
  10. River Runs Deep
  11. Bringing It Back
  12. Crying Eyes

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Who: Who’s next (1971)

Label: Track / Decca

Personnel

  • Roger Daltrey– vocals
  • Keith Moon– drums, percussion
  • John Entwistle– bass, brass, vocals, piano 
  • Pete Townshend– guitar, VCS3, organ, R.P. synthesiser, vocals, piano
  • Dave Arbus– violin 
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Al Kooper– organ
  • Leslie West– lead guitar 

Producer: The Who, Glyn Johns

Track listing

All tracks by Pete Townshend, except “My Wife” by John Entwistle.

  1. Baba O’Riley
  2. Bargain
  3. Love Ain’t for Keeping
  4. My Wife
  5. The Song is Over
  6. Getting in Tune
  7. Going Mobile
  8. Behind Blue Eyes
  9. Won’t Get Fooled Again

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John Lennon: Imagine (1971)

Label: Apple

Personnel

  • John Lennon– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano; whistling, harmonica 
  • George Harrison– electric and slide guitar, dobro 
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano; electric piano 
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, upright bass
  • Alan White– drums, Tibetan cymbals, vibraphone 
  • Jim Keltner– drums 
  • Jim Gordon– drums 
  • King Curtis– saxophone 
  • John Barham– harmonium, vibraphone 
  • John Tout- piano 
  • Ted Turner, Rod Linton – acoustic guitars 
  • Joey Molland, Tom Evans– acoustic guitars 
  • Rod Linton, Andy Davis – acoustic guitars 
  • The Flux Fiddlers– orchestral strings
  • Phil Spector– backing vocals 
  • Michael Pinder– tambourine 
  • Steve Brendell – upright bass, maracas

Producer: John lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon, except “Oh My Love” by Lennon and Yoko Ono.

  1. Imagine
  2. Crippled Inside
  3. Jealous Guy
  4. It’s So Hard
  5. I Don’t Wanna Be a soldier Mama
  6. Gimme Some Truth
  7. Oh My Love
  8. How Do You Sleep?
  9. How?
  10. Oh Yoko!

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Led Zeppelin: IV (1971)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel

  • John Bonham– drums
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, electric piano,  mellotron, mandolin , recorders, EMS VCS 3, 
  • Jimmy Page– electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin , mastering, digital remastering
  • Robert Plant– lead and overdubbed backing vocals, tambourine, harmonica
  • Sandy Denny– vocals
  • Ian Stewart– piano 

Producer: Jimmy Page

Track listing

  1. Black Dog – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  2. Rock and Roll – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  3. The Battle of Evermore – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  4. Stairway to Heaven – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  5. Misty Mountain Hop – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  6. Four Sticks – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. Going to California – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. When the Levee Breaks – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Memphis Minnie

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John Martyn: Bless the Weather (1971)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • John Martyn- vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Richard Thompson- guitar
  • Smiley DeJonnes- percussion
  • Beverley Martyn- guitar, vocals
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Tony Reeves- double bass, bass guitar
  • Ian Whiteman- keyboards
  • Roger Powell– drums

Producer: John Martyn, John Wood

Track listing

All tracks by John Martyn except where noted,

  1. Go Easy
  2. Bless the Weather
  3. Sugar Lump
  4. Walk to the Water
  5. Just Now
  6. Head and Heart
  7. Let the Good Things Come
  8. Back Down the River
  9. Glistening Glyndebourne
  10. Singin’ in the Rain – Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed

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Can: Tago Mago (1971)

Label: United Artists

Personnel

  • Damo Suzuki– vocals
  • Holger Czukay– bass, engineering, editing
  • Michael Karoli– guitar, violin
  • Jaki Liebezeit– drums, double bass, piano
  • Irmin Schmidt– keyboards, vocals 

Producer: Can

Track listing

All tracks by Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt and Damo Suzuki. 

  1. Paperhouse
  2. Mushroom
  3. Oh Yeah
  4. Halleluhwah
  5. Aumgn
  6. Peking O
  7. Bring Me Coffee or Tea

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David Bowie: Hunky Dory (1971)

Label: RCA

Personnel

  • David Bowie– vocals, guitar, alto and tenor saxophone, piano 
  • Mick Ronson– guitar, vocals, Mellotron, arrangements
  • Rick Wakeman– piano
  • Trevor Bolder– bass guitar, trumpet
  • Mick Woodmansey– drums

Producer: Ken Scott, David Bowie

Track listing

All tracs by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Changes
  2. Oh! You Pretty Things
  3. Eight Line Poem
  4. Life on Mars?
  5. Kooks
  6. Quicksand
  7. Fill Your Heart – Bill Rose, Paul Williams
  8. Andy Warhol
  9. Song for Bob Dylan
  10. Queen Bitch
  11. The Bewlay Brothers

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The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (1971)

Label: Rolling Stones

Personnel

  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals; percussion, rhythm and acoustic guitar 
  • Keith Richards– rhythm guitar, lead, acoustic and twelve string acoustic guitar and backing vocals
  • Mick Taylor– lead, acoustic,rhythm and slide guitar 
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar; electric piano
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Paul Buckmaster– string arrangement 
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Jim Dickinson– piano
  • Rocky Dijon– congas 
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Jimmy Miller– percussion
  • Jack Nitzsche– piano
  • Billy Preston– organ 
  • Jim Price– trumpet and piano
  • Ian Stewart– piano

Producer: Jimmy Miller

Track listing

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

  1. Brown Sugar
  2. Sway
  3. Wild Horses
  4. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
  5. You Gotta Move – Fred McDowell, Gary Davis
  6. Bitch
  7. I Got the Blues
  8. Sister Morphine – Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Marianne Faithfull
  9. Dead Flowers
  10. Moonlight File

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Joni Mitchell: Blue (1971)

Label: Reprise

Personnel

  • Joni Mitchell– Appalachian dulcimer, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Stephen Stills– bass, guitar
  • James Taylor– guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Russ Kunkel– drums

Producer: Joni Mitchell

Track listing

All tracks by Joni Mitchell.

  1. All I Want
  2. My Old Man
  3. Little Green
  4. Carey
  5. Blue
  6. California
  7. This Flight Tonight
  8. River
  9. A Case of You
  10. The Last Time I Saw Richard

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The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Fillmore East (1971)

Label: Capricorn

Personnel

  • Duane Allman– lead guitar, slide guitar
  • Gregg Allman– organ, piano, vocals
  • Dickey Betts– lead guitar
  • Berry Oakley– bass guitar
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– drums, congas, timbales
  • Butch Trucks– drums, tympani
  • Thom Doucette– harmonica
  • Jim Santi – tambourine
  • Bobby Caldwell– percussion on
  • Elvin Bishop– vocals
  • Steve Miller – piano

Producer: Tom Dowd

Track listing

  1. Statesboro Blues – Blind Willie McTell
  2. Done Somebody Wrong – Clarence Lewis, Bobby Robinson, Elmore James
  3. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
  4. You Don’t Love Me – Willie Cobbs
  5. Hot ‘Lanta – Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Berry Oakle, Jai Johanny Johanson
  6. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed – Dickey Betts
  7. Whipping Post – Gregg Allman

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Grand Funk Railroad: Survival (1971)

Label: Capitol

Personnel

  • Mark Farner- vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Mel Schacher- bass
  • Don Brewer- vocals, drums

Producer: Terry Knight

Track listing

All tracks by Mark Farner, except where noted.

  1. Country Road
  2. All You’ve Got Is Money
  3. Comfort Me
  4. Feelin’ Alright – Dave Mason
  5. I Want Freedom
  6. I Can Feel Him in the Morning – Don Brewer, Mark Farner
  7. Gimme Shelter – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

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The Rolling Stones: Exile on the Main Street (1972)

Label: Rolling Stones Records

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals, harmonica, percussion; rhythm guitar
  • Keith Richards– guitars, backing vocals; lead vocals; electric piano; bass guitar; lead guitar
  • Mick Taylor– guitars, slide guitar; bass guitar
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone; percussion
  • Jim Price– trumpet, trombone, organ 
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Jimmy Miller– drums, percussion
  • Bill Plummer – upright bass
  • Billy Preston– piano, organ
  • Al Perkins– pedal steel guitar 
  • Richard Washington – marimba
  • Clydie King, Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • Joe Green – backing vocals
  • Gram Parsons– backing vocals
  • Chris Shepard – tambourine
  • Jerry Kirkland – backing vocals
  • Mac Rebennack, Shirley Goodman, Tami Lynn– backing vocals
  • Kathi McDonald– backing vocals
  • Engineers – Glynand Andy Johns, Joe Zaganno, Jeremy Gee
  • Mastering – Doug Sax
  • Cover photography/concept – Robert Frank
  • Layout design – John Van Hamersveld, Norman Seeff

Producer: Jimmy Miller

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

  1. Rocks Off
  2. Rip This Joint
  3. Shape Your Hips – Slim Harpo
  4. Casino Boogie
  5. Tumbling Dice
  6. Sweet Virginia
  7. Torn and Frayed
  8. Sweet Black Angel
  9. Loving Cup
  10. Happy
  11. Turd on the Run
  12. Ventilator Blues – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor
  13. I Just Want to See His Face
  14. Let It Loose
  15. All Down the Line
  16. Stop Breaking Down – Robert Johnson
  17. Shine a Light
  18. Soul Survivor 

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Can: Ege bamyasi (1972)

Label: United Artists

Personnel

  • Holger Czukay– bass, engineering, editing
  • Michael Karoli– guitar
  • Jaki Liebezeit– drums
  • Irmin Schmidt– keyboards
  • Damo Suzuki– vocals

Producer: Can

Track listing

All tracks by Michael Karoli, Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt and Damo Suzuki. 

  1. Pinch
  2. Sing Swan Song
  3. One More Night
  4. Vitamin C
  5. Soup
  6. I’m So Green
  7. Spoon

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Neil Young: Harvest (1972)

Label: Reprise

Personnel

  • Neil Young— acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
  • Kenny Buttrey— drums
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Ben Keith— pedal steel guitar
  • Jack Nitzsche— piano, lap steel guitar
  • John Harris — piano 
  • Teddy Irwin — acoustic guitar 
  • James McMahon — piano 
  • James Taylor— banjo guitar, backing vocals 
  • Linda Ronstadt— backing vocals 
  • David Crosby— backing vocals 
  • Stephen Stills—backing vocals 
  • Graham Nash— backing vocals 
  • London Symphony Orchestra

Producer: Neil Young, Elliot Mazer, Henry Lewy, Jack Nitzche

Track listing

All tracks by Neil Young. 

  1. Out on the Weekend
  2. Harvest
  3. A Man Needs a Maid
  4. Heart of Gold
  5. Are You Ready for the Country
  6. Old Man
  7. There’s a World
  8. Alabama
  9. The Needle and the Damage Done
  10. Words

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Santana: Caravanserai (1972)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Carlos Santana– lead guitar, guitar, vocals, percussion
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • Gregg Rolie– organ, electric piano, vocals, piano
  • Douglas Rauch– bass, guitar
  • Douglas Rodrigues– guitar
  • Wendy Haas– piano
  • Tom Rutley– acoustic bass
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, congas, timbales, bongos
  • James Mingo Lewis– percussion, congas, bongos, vocals acoustic piano
  • Armando Peraza– percussion, bongos
  • Hadley Caliman– saxophone intro, flute
  • Rico Reyes – vocals
  • Lenny White – castanets
  • Tom Coster– electric piano
  • Tom Harrell– orchestra arrangement

Producer: Carlos Santana, Mark Shrieve

Track listing

  1. Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation -Tom Rutley, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
  2. Waves Within – Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  3. Look Up – Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  4. Just in Time to See the Sun – Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  5. Song of the Wind – Greg Rolie,Carlos Santana, Neal Schon
  6. All the Love of the Universe – Carlos Santana, Neal Schon
  7. Future Primitive – José Areas, Mingo Lewis
  8. Stone Flower – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  9. La Fuente del Ritmo – Mingo Lewis
  10. Every Step of the Way – Michael Shrieve

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Lou Reed: Transformer (1972)

Label: RCA

Personnel

  • Lou Reed– rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Herbie Flowers– bass guitar, double-bass, tuba 
  • Mick Ronson– lead guitar, piano, recorder, string arrangements
  • John Halsey– drums
  • David Bowie: backing vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Trevor Bolder: trumpet
  • Ronnie Ross– baritone saxophone 
  • The Thunder Thighs– backing vocals
  • Barry DeSouza – drums
  • Ritchie Dharma – drums
  • Klaus Voormann– bass

Producer: David Bowie – Mick Ronson

Track listing

All tracks by Lou Reed except “Wagon Wheel”, by Lou Reed & David Bowie

  1. Vicious
  2. Andy’s Chest
  3. Perfect Day
  4. Hangin’ Round
  5. Walk on the Wild Side
  6. Make Up
  7. Satellite of Love
  8. Wagon Wheel
  9. New York Telephone Conversation
  10. I’m So Free
  11. Goodnight Ladies

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David Bowie: The Rise and the Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

Label: RCA

Personnel

  • David Bowie– vocals, acoustic guitar, saxophone, piano, arrangements
  • Mick Ronson– electric guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Trevor Bolder– bass, trumpet
  • Mick Woodmansey– drums
  • Dana Gillespie– backing vocals 
  • Rick Wakeman– harpsichord 

Producer: David Bowie, Ken Scott

Track listing

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Five Years
  2. Soul Love
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Starman
  5. It Ain’t Easy – Ron Davies
  6. Lady Stardust
  7. Star
  8. Hang on to Yourself
  9. Ziggy Stardust
  10. Suffragette City
  11. Rock’n’Roll Suicide

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John Martyn: Solid Air (1973)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • John Martyn– vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, synthesizer 
  • Richard Thompson– mandolin 
  • Simon Nicol– autoharp
  • Sue Draheim– violin
  • Tony Coe– saxophone 
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– acoustic & electric piano, organ, clavinet
  • Tristan Fry –vibraphone 
  • Danny Thompson– acoustic bass
  • Dave Pegg– bass
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Neemoi “Speedy” Acquaye –congas

Producer: John Martyn , John Wood

Track listing

All tracks by John Martyn except where noted.

  1. Solid Air
  2. Over the Hill
  3. Don’t Want to Know
  4. I’d Rather Be the Devil – Skip James
  5. Go Down Easy
  6. Dreams By the Sea
  7. May You Never
  8. The Man in the Station
  9. The Easy Blues

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Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power (1973)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Iggy Pop– vocals
  • James Williamson– guitar
  • Ron Asheton– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Scott Asheton– drums
  • David Bowie– piano, percussion

Producer: David Bowie, Iggy Pop

Track listing

All tracks by Iggy Pop and James Williamson. 

  1. Search and Destroy
  2. Gimme Danger
  3. Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
  4. Penetration
  5. Raw Power
  6. I Need Somebody
  7. Shake Appeal
  8. Death Trip

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Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

Label: DJM

Personnel

  • Elton John– vocals, piano, electric piano, organ, Farfisa organ, mellotron, Leslie piano
  • Dee Murray– bass
  • Davey Johnstone– acoustic, electric, Leslie, slide and steel guitars, banjo
  • Nigel Olsson– drums, congas, tambourine
  • Ray Cooper– tambourine
  • Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson – backing vocals
  • Del Newman[– orchestral arrangement 
  • Leroy Gómez– saxophone solo
  • David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer
  • Kiki Dee– backing vocals

Producer: Gus Dudgeon

Track listing

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin except “Funeral for a Friend”, by Elton John.

  1. Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Candle in the Wind
  3. Bennie and the Jets
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. This Song Has No Title
  6. Grey Seal
  7. Jamaica Jerk-Off
  8. I’ve Seen That Movie Too
  9. Sweet Painted Lady
  10. The Ballad of Danny Bailey
  11. Dirty Little Girl
  12. All the Girls Love Alice
  13. Your Sister Can’t Twist
  14. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
  15. Roy Rogers
  16. Social Disease
  17. Harmony

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Can: Future Days (1973)

Label: United Artists

Personnel

  • Holger Czukay– bass, double bass
  • Michael Karoli– guitar, violin
  • Jaki Liebezeit– drums, percussion
  • Irmin Schmidt– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Damo Suzuki– vocals, percussion

Producer: Can

Track listing

All tracks by Can

  1. Future Days
  2. Spray
  3. Moonshake
  4. Bel Air

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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Label: Harvest

Personnel

  • David Gilmour– vocals, guitars, VCS 3
  • Nick Mason– percussion, tape effects
  • Richard Wright– keyboards, vocals, VCS 3
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, vocals, VCS 3, tape effects
  • Dick Parry– saxophone 
  • Clare Torry– vocals
  • Doris Troy– backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Barry St. John – backing vocals

Producer: Pink Floyd

Track listing

  1. Speak to Me – Nick Mason, Roger Waters
  2. Breathe – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  3. On the Run – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  4. Time – Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour
  5. The Great Gig in the Sky – Richard Wright, Clare Torry
  6. Money – Roger Waters
  7. Us and Them – Roger Waters, Richard Wright
  8. Any Colour You Like – David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wight
  9. Brain Damage – Roger Waters
  10. Eclipse – Roger Waters

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Henry Cow: Legend (1973)

Label: Virgin

Personnel

  • Geoff Leigh– saxophones, flute, clarinet, recorder, voice
  • Tim Hodgkinson– organ, piano, alto saxophone, clarinet, little bells, voice
  • Fred Frith– guitars, violin, viola, piano, voice
  • John Greaves– bass guitar, piano, whistle, voice
  • Chris Cutler– drums, toys, piano, whistle, voice
  • Jeremy Baines – pixiphone
  • Sarah Greaves, Maggie Thomas and Cathy Williams – chorus

Producer: Henry Cow

Track listing

  1. Nirvana for Mice – Fred Frith
  2. Amygdala – Tim Hodgkinson
  3. Teenbeat Introduction – Henry Cow
  4. Teenbeat – Fred Frith, John Greaves
  5. Extract from “With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star – Fred Frith
  6. Teenbeat Reprise – Fred Frith
  7. The Tenth Chaffinch – Henry Cow
  8. Nine Funerals of the Citizen King – Tim Hodgkinson

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Frank Zappa: Apostrophe (1974)

Label: DiscReet

Personnel

  • Frank Zappa– vocals, guitar, bass, bouzouki
  • Lynn – vocals, backing vocals
  • Robert “Frog” Camarena – vocals, backing vocals
  • Ruben Ladron de Guevara – vocals, backing vocals
  • Debbie – vocals, backing vocals
  • Ray Collins– backing vocals
  • Sue Glover – backing vocals
  • Kerry McNabb – backing vocals, engineer, remixing
  • Sal Marquez – trumpet
  • Ian Underwood– saxophone
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock– saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bruce Fowler– trombone
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin
  • Ruth Underwood– percussion
  • George Duke– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tony Duran– rhythm guitar
  • Tom Fowler– bass guitar
  • Erroneous (Alex Dmochowski) – bass guitar
  • Jack Bruce– bass 
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Ralph Humphrey – drums
  • Johnny Guerin– drums
  • Jim Gordon– drums 

Producer: Frank Zappa

Track listing

All tracks by Frank Zappa except where noted. 

  1. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow
  2. Nanook Rubs It
  3. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast
  4. Father O’Blivion
  5. Cosmik Debris
  6. Excentrifugal Fortz
  7. Apostrophe – Frank Zappa, Jim Gordon and Jack Bruce
  8. Uncle Remus – Frank Zappa and George Duke
  9. Stink-Foot

Bob+Marley+-+Natty+Dread 1974

Bob Marley: Natty Dread (1974)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Bob Marley- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Aston Barrett- bass guitar
  • Carlton Barrett- drums, percussion
  • Bernard “Touter” Harvey- piano, organ
  • Jean Roussel- Hammond organ, keyboards, arranger 
  • Al Anderson- lead guitar
  • The I-Threes(Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths) – backing vocals

Producer: Chris Blackwell , The Wailers

Track listing

  1. Lively up Yourself – Bob Marley
  2. No Woman No Cry – Vincent Ford
  3. Them Belly Full – Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett
  4. Rebel Music – Aston Barrett, Hugh Peart
  5. So Jah She – Rita Merley, Willy Francisco
  6. Natty Dread – Rita Marley, Allen Cole
  7. Bend Down Low – Bob Marley
  8. Talkin Blues – Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett
  9. Revolution – Allen Cole, Carlton Barrett

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John Cale: Fear (1974)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • John Cale- bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, viola, lead vocals, production, writing, cover
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar, slide guitar, executive producer
  • Fred Smith – drums
  • Eno- synthesizer, effects, executive producer
  • Archie Leggatt – bass
  • Michael Desmarais – drums
  • Richard Thompson- slide guitar 
  • Bryn Haworth- slide guitar
  • Brian Turrington – bass 
  • Irene Chanter – background vocals
  • Doreen Chanter- background vocals
  • Liza Strike – background vocals, girl’s choir
  • Judy Nylon- lead vocals 

Producer: John Cale

Track listing

All compositions by John Cale

  1. Fear Is a Man’s Best Friend
  2. Buffalo Ballet
  3. Barracuda
  4. Emily
  5. Ship of Fools
  6. Gun
  7. The Man Who Couldn’t Afford to Orgy
  8. You Know More Than I Know
  9. Momamma Scuba

Patti+Smith 1975

Patti Smith: Horses (1975)

Label: Arista

Personnel

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, consultant
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Ivan Kral– bass guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards

Producer: John Cale

Track listing

  1. Gloria
  • Part I – In Excelsis Deo – Patti Smith
  • Part II – Gloria – Van Morrison
  1. Redondo Beach – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl, Lenny Kaye
  2. Birdland – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  3. Kimberly – Patti Smith, Allen Lanie, Ivan Kral
  4. Break it Up – Patti Smith, Tom Verlaine
  5. Land
  • Part I – Horses – Patti Smith
  • Part II – Land of a thousand dances Chris Kenner, Fats Domino
  • Part III – La Mer(de) – Patti Smith

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Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks (1975)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Bob Dylan– vocals, guitar, harmonica, production
  • Bill Berg– drums
  • Charles Brown III – guitar]
  • Tony Brown – bass guitar
  • Buddy Cage– steel guitar
  • Richard Crooks – drums
  • Paul Griffin– organ, keyboards
  • Gregg Inhofer – keyboards
  • Barry Kornfeld – guitar
  • Thomas McFaul – keyboards
  • Kevin Odegard – guitar
  • Peter Ostroushko– mandolin
  • Billy Peterson– bass guitar
  • Chris Weber – guitar, 12-string guitar
  • Eric Weissberg– banjo, guitar

Producer: Bob Dylan

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan. 

  1. Tangled Up in Blue
  2. Simple Twist of Fate
  3. You’re a Big Girl Now
  4. Idiot Wind
  5. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  6. Meet Me in the Morning
  7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
  8. If You See Her, Say Hello
  9. Shelter From the Storm
  10. Buckets of Rain

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Slapp Happy & Henry Cow: Desperate Straights (1975)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Dagmar Krause – voice, Wurlitzer
  • Peter Blegvad– guitar, voice
  • Anthony Moore– piano
  • Tim Hodgkinson– clarinet, piano
  • Fred Frith– guitar, violin
  • John Greaves– bass guitar, piano
  • Chris Cutler– drums
  • Geoff Leigh– flute
  • Pierre Moerlen– percussion
  • Mont Campbell– French horn
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet
  • Nick Evans– trombone
  • Lindsay Cooper– bassoon, oboe

Producer: Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, Simon Heyworth

Track listing

  1. Some Questions About Hats – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  2. The Owl – Anthony Moore
  3. A Worm is at Work – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  4. Bad Alchemy – John Greaves, Peter Blegvad
  5. Europa – Anthony Moor, Peter Blegvad
  6. Desperate Straights – Anthony Moore
  7. Riding Tigers – Peter Blegvad
  8. Apes in Capes – Anthony Moore
  9. Strayed – Peter Blegvad
  10. Giants – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  11. Excerpt from the Messiah – Handel, arr. Peter Blegvad
  12. In the Sickbay – Dagmar Krause, Peter Blegvad
  13. Caucasian Lullaby – Chris Cutler, Anthony Moore

SPRINGSTEEN_BORN- 1975

Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (1975)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, harmonica, percussion
  • Roy Bittan– piano, Fender Rhodes, organ,  harpsichord, glockenspiel, background vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophones, tambourine, background vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ and glockenspiel 
  • Garry W. Tallent– bass guitar
  • Max Weinberg– drums 
  • Ernest “Boom” Carter– drums
  • Suki Lahav- violin 
  • David Sancious– piano, organ
  • Steven Van Zandt– background vocals, horn arrangements
  • Wayne Andre– trombone
  • Mike Appel– background vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Richard Davis– double bass 
  • David Sanborn– baritone saxophone

Producer: Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel, John Landau

Track listing

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Thunder Road
  2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  3. Night
  4. Backstreet
  5. Born to Run
  6. She’s the One
  7. Meeting Across the River
  8. Jungeland

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Bob Dylan: Desire (1976)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Bob Dylan– vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica; piano 
  • Vincent Bell – bouzouki
  • Ronee Blakley– background vocals 
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion, mandolin
  • Emmylou Harris– background vocals
  • Scarlet Rivera– violin
  • Luther Rix – congas
  • Steven Soles– background vocals
  • Rob Stoner– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Howard Wyeth– drums, piano

Producer: Don De Vito

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy, except as noted.

  1. Hurricane
  2. Isis
  3. Mozambique
  4. One More Cup of Coffee – Bob Dylan
  5. Oh, Sister
  6. Joey
  7. Romance in Durango
  8. Black Diamond Bay
  9. Sara – Bob Dylan

television 1977

Television: Marque Moon (1977)

Label: Elektra

Personnel

  • Billy Ficca– drums
  • Richard Lloyd– guitar, vocals
  • Fred Smith– bass guitar, vocals
  • Tom Verlaine– guitar 

Producer: Tom Verlaine – Andy Johns

Track listing

All tracks by Tom Verlaine, except where noted. 

  1. See No Evil
  2. Venus
  3. Friction
  4. Marque Moon
  5. Elevation
  6. Guiding Light – Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd
  7. Prove It
  8. Torn Curtain

Bob-Marley-The-Wailers-Exodus 1977

Bob Marley: Exodus (1977)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Bob Marley– lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Aston “Family Man” Barrett– Fender bass, guitar, percussion
  • Carlton Barrett– drums, percussion
  • Tyrone Downie– keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Alvin “Seeco” Patterson– percussion
  • Julian (Junior) Marvin– lead guitar
  • I Threes(Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt) – backing vocals

Producer: Bob marley & The Wailers

Track listing

All track by Bob Marley, except where noted.

  1. Natural Mystic
  2. So Much Things to Say
  3. Guilltiness
  4. The Heathen
  5. Exodus
  6. Jamming
  7. Waiting In Vain
  8. Turn Your Lights Down Low
  9. Three Little Birds
  10. One Love / People Get Ready – Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield

david_bowie_heroes 1977

David Bowie: Heroes (1977)

Label: RCA

Personnel

  • David Bowie– vocals, keyboards, guitars, saxophone, koto, backing vocals
  • Carlos Alomar– rhythm guitar
  • Dennis Davis– drums, percussion
  • George Murray– bass guitar
  • Brian Eno– synthesisers, keyboards, guitar treatments
  • Robert Fripp– lead guitar
  • Tony Visconti– backing vocals
  • Antonia Maass – backing vocals

Producer: David Bowie, Tony Visconti

Track listing

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. Joe the Lion
  3. Heroes – David Bowie and Brian Eno
  4. Sons of the Silent Age
  5. Blackout
  6. V-2 Schneider
  7. Sense of Doubt
  8. Moss Garden – David Bowie, Brian Eno
  9. Neukoln – David Bowie, Brian Eno
  10. The Secret Life of Arabia – David Bowie, Brian Eno, Carlos Alomar

the_modern_dance 1978

Pere Ubu: Modern Dance (1978)

Label: Blank

Personnel

  • David Thomas– vocals, musette, percussion, production
  • Tom Herman – guitar, backing vocals, production
  • Allen Ravenstine– EML 101 & 200 analog synthesizers, saxophone, tapes, production
  • Tony Maimone– bass, piano, backing vocals, production
  • Scott Krauss– drums, production
  • Tim Wright– bass guitar 

Producer: Pere Ubu, Ken Hamann

Track listing

All tracks by Pere Ubu (David Thomas, Tom Herman, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss), except where noted.

  1. Non-Alignment Pact
  2. The Modern Dance
  3. Laughing
  4. Street Waves
  5. Chinese Radiation
  6. Life Stinks – Peter Laughner
  7. Real World
  8. Over My Head
  9. Sentimental journey
  10. Humor Me

SPRINGSTEEN_DARKNESS 1978

Bruce Springsteen: Darkness at the Edge of Town (1978)

Label: Columbia

Personnel

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
  • Roy Bittan– piano, backing vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone, backing vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel
  • Garry Tallent– bass guitar
  • Steve Van Zandt– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums

Producer: Bruce Springsteen, John Landau, Steven Van Zandt

Track listing

All compositions by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Badlands
  2. Adam Raised a Cain
  3. Something in the Night
  4. Candy’s Room
  5. Racing in the Street
  6. The Promised Land
  7. Factory
  8. Streets of Fire
  9. Prove it All Night
  10. Darkness on the Edge of Town

Black+And+White 1978

The Stranglers: Black & White (1978)

Label: United Artists

Personnel

  • Hugh Cornwell– guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Jean-Jacques Burnel– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Dave Greenfield– keyboards (Hammond L100 Organ, Hohner Cembelet electric piano, Minimoog synthesizer), lead and backing vocals
  • Jet Black– drums, percussion
  • Lora Logic– saxophone 
  • George Melly– vocals 
  • Lew Lewis– harmonica 

Producer: Martin Rushent

Track listing

All tracks by Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Dave Greenfield and Jet Black, except as noted. 

  1. Tank
  2. Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
  3. Outside Tokyo
  4. Sweden
  5. Hey!
  6. Toiler on the Sea
  7. Curfew
  8. Threatened
  9. Do You Wanna
  10. Death and Night and Blood – Yukio
  11. In the Shadows
  12. Enough Time

london_calling 1979

The Clash: London Calling (1979)

Label: CBS

Personnel

  • Joe Strummer– lead vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Mick Jones– lead guitar, piano, harmonica, lead and backing vocals
  • Paul Simonon– bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Topper Headon– drums, percussion
  • Mickey Gallagher– organ
  • The Irish Horns – brass

Producer: Guy Stevens – Mick Jones

Track listing

All track by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, except where noted. 

  1. London Calling
  2. Brand New Cadillac – Vince Taylor
  3. Jimmy Jazz
  4. Hateful
  5. Rudie Can’t Fall
  6. Spanish Bombs
  7. The Right Profile
  8. Lost in the Supermarket
  9. Clampdown
  10. The Guns of Brixton – Paul Simonon
  11. Wrong’em Boyo – Clive Alphonso
  12. Death of Glory
  13. Koka Kola
  14. The Card Cheat
  15. Lover’s Rock
  16. Four Horseman
  17. I’m Not Down
  18. Revolution Rock – Jackie Edwards, Danny Ray
  19. Train in Vain

thepretendersd 1979

The Pretenders: I (1979)

Label: Real

Personnel

  • Martin Chambers– drums, backing vocals
  • Pete Farndon– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • James Honeyman-Scott– lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chrissie Hynde– rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Fred Berk – bass guitar
  • Geoff Bryant– horn
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Gerry Mackelduff – drums
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Nigel Pegrum– drums
  • Chris Thomas– keyboards, sound effects, production
  • Jim Wilson – trumpet

Producer: Chris Thomas, Nick Lowe

Track listing

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Precious
  2. The Phone Call
  3. Up the Neck
  4. Tattooed Love Boys
  5. Space Invader – Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott
  6. The Wait – Chrissie Hynde, Pete Farndon
  7. Stop Your Sobbing – Ray Davies
  8. Kid
  9. Private Life
  10. Brass in Pocket – James Honeyman-Scott, Chrissie Hynde
  11. Lovers of Today
  12. Mystery Achievement

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Joy Division: Closer (1980)

Label: Factory

Personnel

  • Ian Curtis– lead vocals, guitar, melodica 
  • Bernard Sumner– guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers 
  • Peter Hook– bass guitar, guitar, six-string bass guitar
  • Stephen Morris– drums, electronic drums, percussion

Producer: Martin Hannett

Track listing

  1. Atrocity Exhibition
  2. Isolation
  3. Passover
  4. Colony
  5. A Means to An End
  6. Heart and Soul
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. The Eternal
  9. Decades

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Brian Eno & David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)

Label: Sire

Personnel

  • David Byrneand Brian Eno – guitars, bass guitars, synthesizers, drums, percussion, found objects
  • John Cooksey – drums
  • Chris Frantz– drums
  • Robert Fripp– Frippertronics 
  • Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones – bass guitar
  • Dennis Keeley – bodhrán
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Mingo Lewis – batá, sticks
  • Prairie Prince– can, bass drum 
  • José Rossy – congas, agong-gong
  • Steve Scales – congas, metals
  • David Van Tieghem– drums, percussion (scrap metal, found objects)
  • Tim Wright– click bass

Producer: Brian Eno, David Byrne

Track listing

All tracks by Brian Eno and David Byrne except where noted.

  1. America Is Waiting – Brian Eno, David Byrne, Bill Laswell, Tim Wright and David Van Tieghem – Unidentified indignant radio host (Ray Taliaferroof KGO NEWSTALK AM 810), San Francisco, April 1980.
  2. Mea Culpa –Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979.
  3. Regiment – Brian Eno, David Byrne and Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones / arranged by Eno, Byrne, Jones, Chris Frantzand Robert Fripp – Dunya Yusin, Lebanese mountain singer, from The Human Voice in the World of Islam (Tangent Records TGS131)
  4. Help Me somebody – Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
  5. The Jezebel Spirit– Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
  6. Qu’ran – Algerian Muslims chanting the Qur’an. (same source as track 3)
  7. Moonlight in Glory – The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Island, Georgia. (From The Moving Star Hall Singers, FolkwaysFS 3841), produced by Guy Carawan.
  8. The Carrier – Dunya Yusin (same source as track 3)
  9. A Secret Life – Samira Tewfik, Lebanese popular singer. (from Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe, EMI
  10. Come With Us – Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980
  11. Mountain of Needles

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Japan: Tin drum (1981)

Label: Virgin Records

Personnel

  • David Sylvian– vocals, guitar, keyboards, keyboard programming, tapes, cover concept
  • Mick Karn– fretless bass guitar, African flute, dida
  • Steve Jansen– drums, acoustic, electronic & keyboard percussion
  • Richard Barbieri– keyboards & keyboard programming, tapes
  • Yuka Fujii – backing vocals
  • Simon House– violin

Producer: Steve Nye, Japan

Track listing

All tracks by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. The Art of Parties
  2. Talking Drum
  3. Ghosts
  4. Canton –Steve Jansen, David Sylvian
  5. Still Life in Mobile Homes
  6. Visions of China – Steve Jansen, David Sylvian
  7. Sons of pioneers – Mick Karn, David Sylvian
  8. Cantonese Boy

LaurieAnderson_BigScience 1982

Laurie Anderson: Big Science (1982)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel

  • Laurie Anderson– vocals, vocoder, farfisa organ, percussion, Oberheim OB-Xa, sticks,  violins, electronics, keyboards, handclaps, whistling, marimba
  • Roma Baran– farfisa bass, glass harmonica, sticks, handclaps, casiotone, accordion, whistling
  • Perry Hoberman– bottles and sticks, handclaps, flute, sax, piccolo, backing vocals
  • Bill Obrecht– alto sax
  • Peter Gordon– clarinet, tenor sax
  • David Van Tieghem– drums, rototoms, timpani, marimba, percussion
  • Rufus Harley– bagpipes 
  • Chuck Fisher– alto sax, tenor sax
  • Richard Cohen– b-flat clarinet, e-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, bari sax 
  • George Lewis – trombones
  • Leanne Ungar– backing vocals

Producer: Laurie Anderson, Roma Baran

Track listing

All tracks by Laurie Anderson.

  1. From the Air
  2. Big Science
  3. Sweaters
  4. Walking & Falling
  5. Born, Never Asked
  6. O Superman (for Massenet)
  7. Example #22
  8. Let X=X/It Tango

violent-femmes-violent-femmes 1983

Violent Femmes: Violent Femmes (1983)

Label: Slash

Personnel

  • Victor DeLorenzo– snare drum, tranceaphone, drum set, Scotch marching bass drum, vocals
  • Gordon Gano– guitar, violin, lead vocals
  • Brian Ritchie– acoustic bass guitar, xylophone, electric bass guitar, vocals
  • Mark Van Hecke– production; piano
  • Luke W. Midkiff – percussion 

Producer: Mark Van Hecke

Track listing

All tracks by Gordon Gano, except where noted.

  1. Blister in the Sun
  2. Kiss Off
  3. Please Do Not Go
  4. Add It Up
  5. Confessions
  6. Prove My Love
  7. Promise
  8. To the Kill
  9. Gone Daddy Gone – Gordon Gano, Willie Dixon
  10. Good Feeling

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Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Label: Columbia

Producer: Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt.

Personnel

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Bittan– piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone, percussion, background vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel, piano on “Born in the U.S.A.”
  • Garry Tallent– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Steven Van Zandt– acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums, background vocal
  • Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg– background vocals
  • Ruth Davis – background vocals 

Track listing

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Born in the U.S.A.
  2. Cover Me
  3. Darlington Country
  4. Working on the Highway
  5. Downbound Train
  6. I’m on Fire
  7. No Surrender
  8. Bobby Jean
  9. I’m Goin’ Down
  10. Glory Days
  11. Dancing in the Dark
  12. My Hometown

tom-waits-rain-dogs 1985

Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (1985)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Tom Waits– vocals , guitar, organ, piano ,pump organ, harmonium, banjo 
  • Michael Blair – percussion, marimba, drums, congas, bowed saw, parade drum 
  • Stephen Hodges– drums , parade drum 
  • Larry Taylor– double bass , bass 
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • “Hollywood” Paul Litteral – trumpet 
  • Bobby Previte– percussion, marimba 
  • William Schimmel– accordion 
  • Bob Funk – trombone 
  • Ralph Carney– baritone saxophone, saxophone, clarinet 
  • Greg Cohen– double bass
  • Chris Spedding– guitar 
  • Tony Garnier– double bass 
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals 
  • Robert Musso – banjo 
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Crispin Cioe – saxophone
  • Robert Quine– guitar 
  • Ross Levinson – violin 
  • John Lurie– alto saxophone 
  • E. Smith– guitar 
  • Mickey Curry– drums 
  • Tony Levin– bass 
  • Robby Kilgore – organ 

Producer: Tom Waits

Track listing

All tracks by Tom Waits except where noted.

  1. Singapore
  2. Clap Hands
  3. Cemetery Polka
  4. Jockey Full of Bourbon
  5. Tango Till They’re Sore
  6. Big black Mariah
  7. Diamonds & Gold
  8. Hang Down Your Head – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  9. Time
  10. Rain Dogs
  11. Midtown
  12. 9th & Hennepin
  13. Gun Street Girl
  14. Union Square
  15. Blind Love
  16. Walking Spanish
  17. Downtown Train
  18. Bride of Rain Dog
  19. Anywhere I Lay My Head

1985

Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen (1985)

Label: Kitchenware Records

Personnel

  • Paddy McAloon – vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, harmonica, bass guitar 
  • Martin McAloon – bass guitar 
  • Wendy Smith – vocals, guitars, keyboards 
  • Neil Conti- drums, percussion 

Producer: Thomas Dolby

Track listing

All tracks by Paddy McAloon.

  1. Faron Young
  2. Bonny
  3. Appetite
  4. When Love Breaks Down
  5. Goodbye Lucille #1
  6. Hallelujah
  7. Moving the River
  8. Horsin’ Around
  9. Desire As
  10. Blueberry Pies
  11. When the Angel

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The Smiths: The Queen is Dead (1986)

Label: Rough Trade

Personnel

  • Morrissey– vocals
  • Johnny Marr– guitars, harmonium, synthesised string instruments and flute arrangements
  • Andy Rourke– bass
  • Mike Joyce– drums

Producer: Morrissey, Johnny Marr

Track listing

All tracks by Morrissey and Johnny Marr, except “Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty” (used as an intro to “The Queen Is Dead”), written by A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott. 

  1. The Queen is Dead
  2. Frankly, Mr.Shankly
  3. I Know It’s Over
  4. Never Had No One Ever
  5. Cemetery Gates
  6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
  7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
  8. Vicar in a Tutu
  9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
  10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others

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U2: The Joshua Tree (1987)

Label: Island

Personnel

  • Bono– lead vocals, harmonica, guitar
  • The Edge– guitars, backing vocals, piano
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums
  • Brian Eno– keyboards, DX7 programming, backing vocals
  • Daniel Lanois– tambourine, Omnichord, additional guitar, backing vocals
  • The Armin Family – strings
  • The Arklow Silver Band – brass

Producer: Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno

Track listing

All lyrics by Bono, all music by U2.

  1. Where the Street Have No Name
  2. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  3. With or Without You
  4. Bullet the Blue Sky
  5. Running to Stand Still
  6. Red Hill Mining Town
  7. In God’s Country
  8. Trip Through the Wires
  9. One Tree Hill
  10. Exit
  11. Mothers of Disappeared

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Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (1988)

Label: Enigma

Personnel

  • Thurston Moore– guitar, vocals, piano, production
  • Kim Gordon– bass guitar, vocals, production
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals, production
  • Steve Shelley– drums, production

Producer: Nick Sansano, Sonic Youth

Track listing

All tracks by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.

  1. Teen Age Riot
  2. Silver Rocket
  3. The Sprawl
  4. Cross the Breeze
  5. Eric’s Trip
  6. Total Trash
  7. Hey Joni
  8. Providence
  9. Candle
  10. Rain King
  11. Kissability
  12. Trilogy
  • The Wonder
  • Hyperstation
  • Eliminator Jr

stone_roses 1989

Stone Roses: Stone Roses (1989)

Label: Silvertone

Personnel

  • Ian Brown– vocals
  • Mani– bass guitar
  • Reni– drums, backing vocals, piano
  • John Squire – guitars, paintings

Producer: John Leckie

Track listing

All tracks by Ian Brown and John Squire. 

  1. I Wanna Be Adored
  2. She bangs the Drums
  3. Waterfall
  4. Don’t Stop
  5. Bye bye Badman
  6. Elizabeth My Dear
  7. (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
  8. Made of Stone
  9. Shoot You Down
  10. This is the One
  11. I Am a Resurrection

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Pixies: Doolitle (1989)

Label: 4AD

Personnel

  • Black Francis– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kim Deal– bass guitar, vocals, slide guitar 
  • Joey Santiago– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • David Lovering– drums, vocal, bass guitar
  • Arthur Fiacco – cello
  • Karen Karlsrud – violin
  • Corine Metter – violin
  • Ann Rorich – cello

Producer: Gil Norton

Track listing

All tracks by Black Francis, except where noted.

  1. Debaser
  2. Tame
  3. Wave of Mutilation
  4. I bleed
  5. Here Comes Your Man
  6. Dead
  7. Monkey Gone to Heaven
  8. Grieves
  9. Crackity Jones
  10. La La Love You
  11. 13 Baby
  12. There Goes My Gun
  13. Hey
  14. Silver – Black Francis, Kim Deal
  15. Gouge Away

1990

Prefab Sprout: Jordan The Comeback (1990)

Label: Kitchenware Records

Personnel

  • Paddy McAloon- vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, harmonica, bass guitar 
  • Martin McAloon – bass guitar
  • Wendy Smith  – vocals, guitars, keyboards 
  • Neil Conti- drums, percussion

Producer: Thomas Dolby

Track listing

All tracks by Paddy McAloon

  1. Looking for Atlantis
  2. Wild Horses
  3. Machine Gun Ibiza
  4. We Let the Stars Go
  5. Carnival 2000
  6. Jordan: The Comeback
  7. Jesse James Symphony
  8. Jesse James Bolero
  9. Moondog
  10. All the World Loves Lovers
  11. All Boys Believe Anything
  12. The Ice Maiden
  13. Paris Smith
  14. Wedding March
  15. One of the Broken
  16. Michael
  17. Mercy
  18. Scarlet Nights
  19. Doo-Wop in Harlem

nevermind 1991

Nirvana: Nevermind (1991)

Label: DGC

Personnel

  • Kurt Cobain– lead and backing vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, photography
  • Krist Novoselic (credited as Chris Novoselic) – bass, voice
  • Dave Grohl– drums, backing vocals
  • Chad Channing– cymbals
  • Kirk Canning – cello

Producer: Butch Vig

Track listing

All tracks by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
  2. In Bloom
  3. Come As You Are
  4. Breed
  5. Lithium
  6. Polly
  7. Territorial Pissings – Kurt Cobain, Chet Powers
  8. Drain You
  9. Lounge Act
  10. Stay Away
  11. On a Plain
  12. Something in the Way

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R.E.M: Automatic for the People (1992)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel

  • Bill Berry– drums, percussion, keyboards, bass guitar, backing vocals, melodica
  • Peter Buck– electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, bass guitar
  • Mike Mills– bass guitar, piano, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Michael Stipe– lead vocals
  • Scott Litt– harmonica, clavinet, strings, oboe
  • John Paul Jones– orchestral arrangements
  • George Hanson – conductor
  • Denise Berginson-Smith, Lonnie Ottzen, Patti Gouvas, Sandy Salzinger, Sou-Chun Su, Jody Taylor – violin
  • Knox Chandler, Kathleen Kee, Daniel Laufer, Elizabeth Proctor Murphy – cello
  • Reid Harris, Paul Murphy, Heidi Nitchie – viola
  • Deborah Workman – oboe

Producer: Scott Litt, R.E.M.

Track listing

All tracks by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe.

  1. Drive
  2. Try Not to Breathe
  3. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  4. Everybody Hurts
  5. New Orleans Instrumental no. 1
  6. Sweetness Follows
  7. Monty Got a Raw Deal
  8. Ignoreland
  9. Star me Kitten
  10. Man on the Moon
  11. Nightswimming
  12. Find the River

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Oasis: Definitely Maybe (1994)

Label: Creation

Personnel

  • Liam Gallagher– vocals, tambourine, production
  • Noel Gallagher– lead guitar, backing vocals, production, piano
  • Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs– rhythm guitar, piano, production
  • Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan– bass, production
  • Tony McCarroll– drums, production
  • Anthony Griffiths– backing vocals

Producer: Oasis, Mark Coyle, Owen Morris, David Batchelor

Track listing

All tracks by Noel Gallagher. 

  1. Rock’n’Roll Star
  2. Shakermaker
  3. Live Forever
  4. Up in the Sky
  5. Columbia
  6. Supersonic
  7. Bring It on Down
  8. Digsy’s Dinner
  9. Slide Away
  10. Married With Children

Radiohead Computer

Radiohead: OK Computer (1997)

Label: Parlaphone

Personnel

  • Colin Greenwood– bass guitar, bass synthesiser, percussion
  • Jonny Greenwood– guitar, keyboards, piano, mellotron, organ, glockenspiel, stringarrangements
  • Ed O’Brien– guitar, FX, percussion, backing vocals
  • Phil Selway– drums, percussion
  • Thom Yorke– vocals, guitar, piano, laptop, programming, illustrations

Producer: Nigel Godrich

Tracklisting

All tracks by Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Philip Selway, Thom Yorke.

  1. Airbag
  2. Paranoid Android
  3. Subterranean Homesick Alien
  4. Exit Music
  5. Let Down
  6. Karma Police
  7. Filter Happier
  8. Electioneering
  9. Climbing up the Walls
  10. No Surprises
  11. Lucky
  12. The Tourist

1997

Prefab Sprout: Andromeda Heights (1997)

Label: Kitchenware Records

Personnel

  • Paddy McAloon- vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, harmonica, bass guitar 
  • Martin McAloon – bass guitar
  • Wendy Smith  – vocals, guitars, keyboards 
  • Neil Conti- drums, percussion

Producer: Paddy McAloon

Track listing

All tracks by Paddy McAloon

  1. Electric Guitars
  2. A Prisoner of the Past
  3. The Mystery of Love
  4. Life’s a Miracle
  5. Anne Marie
  6. Whoever You Are
  7. Steal Your Thunder
  8. Avenue of Stars
  9. Swans
  10. The Fifth Horseman
  11. Weightless
  12. Andromeda Heights
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