That just goes to show how unique and out there this album is. As far as records from the early s go this is one every music lover knows. For a vinyl album you want songs that have dynamic and are full of great production, Illinois has probably the best examples of both characteristics.
David Bowie — Hunky Dory Release year: It is a very difficult task to pick just one Bowie album, but I think this is one people will be pleased with.
Hunky Dory is one of the more important records to own in your collection. Much like Pet Sounds , Revolver is one of those albums with lots of layers and a whole lot going on throughout the album. Another similarity between the two is that they were impossible to perform live, which should give you an idea of just how many layers and how many sounds there are in this album. As far as vinyl collectors go, they might say The White Album or Sgt.
Michael Jackson — Thriller Release year: This album is the perfect example of what proper sound mixing should be. The one-two opening shot of War Pigs and Paranoid itself simply cannot be bettered in the metal world. The album then moves on to the sensuous instrumental Planet Caravan , a beautiful, landscaped song, before the pulverising hammer blow of Iron Man.
That a record such as this was written and delivered by such young musicians is nothing short of miraculous, albeit in the infernal rather than heavenly sense. Buy Paranoid on Amazon View Deal. Thin Lizzy , the hard rock titans fronted by the iconic Irish singer Phil Lynott , had already released seven albums in six years by the time they got around to releasing a live collection — but when it came, it was a monster.
A double album of live tunes recorded in various locations, Live And Dangerous was one of the earliest in-concert collections to match, or even surpass, the studio skills of the band which created it.
Masterminded by producer Tony Visconti, whose track record with David Bowie , T-Rex and other artists had made him something of a king among his profession, the album pulls off the trick of sounding both live and polished. The textures of their live material were improved no end by a sax player, John Earle, and none other than Huey Lewis — yes, that infamous Huey Lewis, himself still five years away from global success.
No record collector wants sticky fingers on vinyl. Sticky Fingers on vinyl, however, is a different story. The album is also the first to feature Mick Taylor, who replaced guitarist Brian Jones in The artwork — concepted by renowned artist Andy Warhol — was photographed by Billy Name and features a fully-working zip on most original pressings.
Before Sgt Pepper was released in , things were looking bleak for The Beatles. The band announced in that they would be retiring from live performances and there were rumours of the their breakup.
But The Fab Four would then embark on their most ambitious project — and one that would go on to break sales records, despite not having any singles released to promote it. Upon release, the BBC was quick to ban the song A Day In The Life due to the lyrics being interpreted as encouraging drug use, with the lyric, ' 4, holes in Blackburn ' thought to reference holes in the arm of a drug user.
It might help the LP. Sgt Pepper was the first rock LP to have the lyrics to their songs printed on the cover, before then, magazines would usually print them.
Original pressings of the vinyl also came with a piece of card with numerous cut-outs including a drooping moustache, sergeant stripes and a stand of the four Beatles. Only copies were pressed in the UK. An unnumbered US Apple acetate also exists. Planned release date — Planned release date for Lennon — 5. Made it only to the acetate stage. Similarly, these two albums were only available to members of "The Beatles Fan Club".
This album had previously been issued in full on Philles Records in the US and has since been reissued many times on various labels. Zapple was a short-lived subsidiary of Apple designed to release spoken word and avant garde recordings. Apple began the process of reissuing the back catalogue on compact disc in , with many of the CDs containing bonus tracks. By this time, the releases in the UK and US were virtually identical. This list does not include Beatles or solo albums, which were re-released on compact disc by Parlophone or Capitol.
A worldwide release date of 9 September Also, the Past Masters collection of non-album material was now issued as a double CD set, as opposed to the two separate discs issued in In addition, two box sets were issued, one containing all 16 remastered stereo albums and a second limited edition box set containing the mono mixes of all the albums up to and including The Beatles the later albums did not receive a separate mono mix.
Although the Apple logo is shown on all the remasters, the labels on the actual discs are those that appeared on the original LPs. So all the albums from "Please Please Me" through "Sgt. The remaining albums, originally released on Apple, feature the green "A-side" label, excepting "The Beatles" which features the green "A-side" label on disc 1, and the 'white' cut apple "B-side" label on disc 2.
In late , the compilation albums — and — were issued again, in addition a box set "—" containing both sets, released in the UK and Europe, and a similar box set released in the US with added photo cards and a stamp. Shortly afterwards, the entire remastered catalogue was finally made available to download on iTunes after years of legal wrangling between the Beatles and Apple Inc.
With the s reissues out of print, many of the original Apple albums were re-released for a second time in new remastered versions in October These remasters were also made available on iTunes, just a few weeks before the Beatles back catalogue was finally released for download. Several of the iTunes versions included exclusive tracks not available on the standard CD issue, although these tracks were included on a bonus double CD as part of the Apple Box Set , which collected all of the remastered albums in one package.
All of the remasters had been previously issued in the s reissue programme apart from a track compilation entitled Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records which included a number of single-only tracks which now received their first official release on compact disc.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Some fans feel that online forums are essentially anonymous and lack the community feel of the record store. We like to talk to others that we know and share interests with.
Along with the shops, vinyl fans tend to hangout with each other, often listening to albums together and discussing them, anxious to share new and rare finds. More and more artists and labels are including a code for the digital downloads with the purchase of vinyl as a way to entice buyers. This means no second purchase is needed to maintain the ability to listen on-the-go. Some analysts think this is what is fueling the continued vinyl sales growth. For example, Amazon now includes free MP3 versions when you buy a vinyl version for more than 11, records.
When most people argue that vinyl is better, they often go straight to sound quality. What they are actually referring to is a combination of things: some musical, others emotional.
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