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Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in 12 months.

TODAY listened to 4 different albums- 147 day total- 842. On pace for 2091.

  • JOE SOUTH: RETROSPECT: THE BEST OF JOE SOUTH: 1999: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: For a couple years back in the late 60’s early 70’s Joe South was on fire as a songwriter. He won a Grammy for his single and hit- Games People Play. He also wrote the country music classic I Never Promised You A Rose Garden for Liz Anderson, he only had a couple hits on his own but wrote a number of great songs and I always liked his originals better than the covers. Hush, Birds Of A Feather, Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home [later covered by Elvis Presley} Down In The Boondocks, I Knew You When are a few of South’s standout songs. In 1971 his career was derailed when he went into a depression after his brother committed suicide. South died five years ago at age 72.
  • QUEEN: QUEEN: 1973: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5: Queen’s debut album. A promising debut I don’t know that when it came out I would have predicted the superstardom that would come though. One thing was obvious from the get go- that Freddie Mercury sure had a voice.
  • QUEEN: QUEEN II: 1974: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. My least favorite and least listened to Queen album. Still does little for me.
  • QUEEN: SHEER HEART ATTACK: 1974: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Their second album release in 1974- it gets more into the Queen sound we would know and love. It would get to #2 in the UK and #12 on the US Billboard charts- they had arrived. Killer Queen would be their first hit in the US- reaching #12, it got to #2 in the UK.