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Discussion in 'music' started by Sloop John B, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B pfm Member

    Top 5 albums?

    Live in Europe

    Idiosyncratic I know but I was only 7 and loved Little Jimmy.

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  2. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    The Slider
    Doremi Fasol Latido

    I was six so this is all retrospective
    Interestingly enough they're not just my top 5 (4) from '72 they're all in my faves of all time
  3. gary1064

    gary1064 pfm Member

    Think I'd have to have Exile on Main St. in any five from 1972. Possibly also Neil Young - Harvest.

    But as above, all with hindsight, I was 7 at the time! Limited listening opportunities on my parents "radiogram"...
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  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Some great ones already that I’d have picked, but I’ll add:

    Miles Davis On The Corner
    Herbie Hancock Crossings
    Donald Byrd Ethiopian Knights
    Chick Corea Return To Forever
    Neu! Neu!
    Roxy Music Roxy Music
    Can Ege Bam Yasi
    Tangerine Dream Zeit
    Nick Drake Pink Moon
    Santana Caravansari
    Joni Mitchell For The Roses
    Stevie Wonder Talking Book
  5. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member


    Can’t Buy a Thrill
    St Dominic’s Preview
    Thick As a Brick
    Clear Spot

    I think I was only 15 at the start but somehow had advanced to 16 by the end. The first four were bought on or close to release day, Todd was discovered later.
  6. The Bish

    The Bish pfm Member

    I was only 0.5 so not very qualified to comment, but I would add Let's Stay Together by Al Green.

    Surely the best album title has to go to 'Jesus Was a Capricorn' by Kris Kristofferson.
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  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I was 9 and it’s when I started. T. Rex The Slider was my first album. I had a few singles too; T. Rex, Slade etc.
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  8. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    All The Young Dudes

    these plus Ziggy and The Slider were what the 10/11 year old me was digging back then.
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  9. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

    Another six year old in '72 so again retrospective.
    A damn good year for some stonking albums.
    Two from Deep Purple, Machine Head and Made In Japan.
    Yes, Close To The Edge.
    Another vote for Neil Young's, Harvest.
    Genesis, Foxtrot.
    Uriah Heep, Demons And Wizards.
    Crikey, might be possible to do a list of fifty!

    Eagles, eponymous!!!!
    Blue Oyster Cult, eponymous.
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  10. martin dawson

    martin dawson pfm Member

    Manassas - Stephen Stills
    Eagles 1st Album
    Transformer - Lou Reed
    Pink Moon - Nick Drake
    America 1st album
    Windmills - Rick Roberts
    Can’t buy a thrill - Steely Dan


  11. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Some great choices above, among them some of my favourites like Neu, Manassas, Nick Drake and Can – all albums I was listening to in 1972. To those I would add:

    Steve Miller Band ‎– Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden (in some ways one of his finest albums and yet overlooked by many fans of Steve Miller which is odd).

    Plainsong ‎– In Search Of Amelia Earhart (the much underappreciated Ian Matthews teams up officially with Andy Roberts to create a really top class album which again slipped under the radar of many).
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  12. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Just to add

    Kenny Burrell - 'Round Midnight
    Paul Simon - Paul Simon
  13. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    1972 - the year I took my O levels.

    If I can believe the dates in Roon

    Carly Simon - No Secrets
    Yes - Fragile
    Steeleye Span - Below the Salt
    Clifford T Ward - Singer Songwriter
    Strawbs - Grave New World

    The albums by Joni and Yes mentioned in earlier posts.
  14. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    I love that album and it reminds me of a journey in a friend’s 1275 Mini with Ed Hollis telling us about a particularly memorable ‘trip’ he had taken in a Mini, his favourite car as it turned out. No cassette player in the car, just a radio and as we were driving out of London on the M4 they played the single, You're So Vain, the first time any of us had heard it.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2021
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  15. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    2nd year student then so in addition to many of the above:
    Little Feat - Sailin’ Shoes
    Grateful Dead - Europe 72
    Jefferson Airplane - Long John Silver
    Amon Duul II - Carnival in Babylon
    Blue Oyster Cult - Blue Oyster Cult.

    Tastes change and I’m not sure I’d listen to any of those now apart from Sailin’ Shoes!
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  16. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    Wonderful album! The double CD is worth getting for the extras, including Andy Roberts' song "All Around My Grandmother's Floor" an absolute classic of English psychedelic folk.
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  17. BillT

    BillT pfm Member

    The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out at Night
    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Framed
    The Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
    Man - Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day
    The Pink Fairies - What a Bunch of Sweeties

    As usual, there's going to be loads more, some of which, have already been mentioned.
  18. BertieWorcester

    BertieWorcester What-ho!!

    Absolutely brilliant thread, and a key year as far as my musical sensibilities go. Entering the year as a 13-year-old, this is the year that took me from the clutches of the likes of T. Rex and Slade and took me towards a more contemporary direction.

    Following the influential guidance of an elder-Sisters boyfriend, acquired that very year were:

    • Trilogy - Emerson lake & Palmer
    • Phantasmagoria - Curved Air
    • Who Will Save The World - The Groundhogs
    • Octopus - Gentle Giant
    • Argus - Wishbone Ash

    All of which are still with me.

    And this is the way things generally continued until the life-changing moment when I first heard Talking Heads '77, and a whole new vista opened up. I guess that's another story.
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  19. musicman56

    musicman56 50 years hifi & vinyl junkie

    Added to the vast lists already submitted:

    Argent - All Together Now
    Black Sabbath - Volume 4
    Focus - Focus 3
    Matching Mole - Matching Mole
    Status Quo - Piledriver
    Neil Young - Harvest

    And finally from the best all-female band ever...Fanny - Fanny Hill
  20. Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall pfm Member

    Another 6 year old so retrospective plus some older brother influence

    Jackson Browne -1st
    Deep Purple - Made in Japan
    Santana - Caravanserai
    Neil Young - Harvest
    Albert King - I'll play the blues for you

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