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my Dad's vinyl...
#31
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DEL SHANNON  "get down and get me" vinyl, 1982

yeah, not a '60s album but a successful 1960s artist.
ive never been a fan of Del, thought he made maybe a handful of good singles but that's about it.
this one was produced by his friend Tom Petty.
four or five covers on here, the rest originals.
a few im okay with but I wouldn't say I like them.
I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1.  sea of love *
2.  life without you *
3.  out of time *
4.  sucker for your love *
5.  to love someone *

side 2: 

1.  drop down and get me *
2.  maybe tomorrow *
3.  liar *
4.  never stop tryin' *
5.  midnight train *

3s = 0
2s = 0
1s = 10

rating:  1.0

sounds better live than on the record:



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#32
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BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND "against the wind" vinyl, 1980

had no idea my ol' man owned any Seger or even liked his music.
Bob's eleventh, fourth with Silver Bullet Band.
was only aware of three of these tracks prior to listening to it.
theres rock and theres ballads on here.
critics were divided, some hated this album thinking it was a cheap pop/radio friendly album
whilst others saw more as a return to his early works.
me, yes it is radio friendly but....
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1. the horizontal bop *
2. you'll accomp'ny me ***
3. her strut **
4. no man's land ***
5. long twin silver line **

side 2:

1. against the wind ***
2. good for me ***
3. Betty Lou's gettin' out tonight ***
4. fire lake ***
5. shinin' brightly **

3s - 6
2s - 3
1s - 1

rating:  2.5

not going to pick the obvious ones here so i'll pick one that has a bit of a Rockabilly sound happening



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#33
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JIM REEVES  "the best of" vinyl, 1964

twelve track compilation.
my Dad's favourite artist without exception (Slade and Queen run a close second though).
I knew a third of these tracks, I knew several others by other artists, and a couple I didn't know at all.
im a fan of Gentleman Jim overall,classy artist, would call him more of a crooner than country but either label fits.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1. he'll have to go ***
2. four walls **
3. guilty **
4. blue boy **
5. im gettin' better **
6. the blizzard ***

side 2:

1. am I losing you **
2. Billy Bayou ***
3. Anna-Marie **
4. stand at your window **
5. adios amigo ***
6. Danny Boy ***

3s - 5
2s - 7
1s - 0

rating: 2.4

obviously "He'll Have To Go" is the signature tune here but i'll post another I love:



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#34
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does Jerome even read this thread???

JEAN MICHEL JARRE  "oxygene" vinyl, 1976

I knew nothing about this album before listening to it other than J-Man's praise for it.
couldn't understand why my dad would buy an electro-instrumental album and have it
sitting alongside Sex Pistols in his cupboard.
an intriguing album for sure.
lots of twists and turns in the music, after a while I forgot I was listing to an instrumental
as believe it or not, I found the music actually speaking (communicating) with me on a subconscious level.
so I re-listened again after a few hours just to make sure what I thought of it.
same opinion, good album.
I LIKE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1. part I **
2. part II ***
3. part III **

side 2:

1. part IV ***
2. part V **
3. part VI **

3s - 2
2s - 4
1s - 0

rating:  2.3

the single:



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#35
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NEIL SEDAKA "let's go steady again" vinyl, 1979

a compilation of mostly lesser known tracks with a three or four known hits thrown in for good measure.
also contains two live tracks, both covers, Sugar Sugar and Bridge Over Troubled Waters/Danny Boy.
hey, its Neil Sedaka, my guilty pleasure so....
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1. let's go steady again ***
2. circulate ***
3. I go ape ***
4. sweet little you ***
5. one way ticket ***

side 2:

1. next door to an angel ***
2. bad girl ***
3. you mean everything to me ***
4. sugar sugar **
5. bridge over troubled waters/danny boy **

3s - 8
2s - 2
1s - 0

rating: 2.8



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#36
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THE BEATLES  "a hard days night" vinyl. 1964

the band's third album in just fifteen months.
first to feature all original material.
also the soundtrack to their debut movie of the same name.
Lennon takes lead on nine, Paul-three and Harrison on one.
another example of why these guys were the best band of the era.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1. a hard days night **
2. I should have known better ***
3. if I fell **
4. im happy just to dance with you ***
5. and I love her ***
6. tell me why ***
7. cant buy me love ***

side 2:

1. any time at all ***
2. i'll cry instead **
3. things we said today ***
4. when I get home **
5. you cant do that ***
6. i'll be back ***

3s - 9
2s - 4
1s - 0

rating: 2.7



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#37
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GENE VINCENT "gene Vincent" viny, 1967.


this album is a studio album, released almost a decade after his peak in the US but still
had a following in the UK right through the 1960s.
a couple of rockers/rockabilly tracks on here but im hearing Phil and Don comparisons throughout this one.
"hi-lili hi-lo" is not the Manfred Man song but my favourite is a cover (Merle), not sure about the rest of the album though.
an impressive listen to say the least:
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

side 1: 

1. hurtin' for you baby ***
2. im a lonesome fugitive ***
3. born to be a rolling stone ***
4. hi-lili, hi-ho **
5. poor man's prison ***
6. words and music **

side 2:

1. bird-doggin' ***
2. I got my eyes on you **
3. love is a bird **
4. aint that too much **
5. lonely street **
6. am I that easy to forget **

3s - 6
2s - 6
1s - 0

rating:  2.5



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#38
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JOHNNY MATHIS "johnny's newest hits"  vinyl, 1963

WOW, the dude has recorded 70+ studio albums and is still going at 84 years of age.
a compilation of "a" and "b" sides from 60-62.
gotta admit I love his voice, so smooth and controlled.
but....
im not a big fan of his songs, they tend to all sound the same and if it wasn't for him mentioning
the titles as he sings I couldn't tell if one song had ended and another had begun.
his version of "wild is the wind" is a classic, unfortunately its not on here.
I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1. what will Mary say **
2. unaccustomed as I am *
3. sweet Thursday **
4. there you are *
5. wasn't the summer short **
6. that's the way it is *

side 2:

1. Gina *
2. Marianna *
3. I love her that's why *
4. i'll never be lonely again *
5. one look *
6. quiet girl *

3s - 0
2s - 3
1s - 9

rating:  1.2



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#39
neglected this thread for about a month...

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LINDA RONSTADT  "simple dreams" vinyl, 1977

the only thing of Linda that my dad owned...
must be the Roy and Buddy covers that were the singles that did it for him.
loving well over half this album, im familiar with most of them prior to playing.
she made a career out of singing cover versions but i have no problem with anything Linda does.
Stevie may well be Jerome's "aural orgasm", mine is Linda.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

side 1:

1.  its so easy ***
2.  Carmelita ***
3.  simple man, simple dream ***
4.  sorrow lives here **
5.  i will never marry **

side 2:

1.  blue bayou ***
2.  poor, poor pitiful me ***
3.  maybe im right **
4.  tumblin' dice ***
5.  old paint **

3s - 6
2s - 4
1s - 0

rating: 2.6

i try to pick songs that arent always an obvious pick with albums but on this occasion i cant help it,
its my favourite song of hers, period!



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