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  • THE ROLLING STONES: BEGGARS BANQUET: 1968- 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS {VINYL} The first in a series of four incredible albums by The Rolling Stones. Both sides open with classics- “Sympathy For The Devil” opens the album and side 2 begins with ‘Street Fighting Man”[maybe my favorite Stones song ever} The rest of the songs were not hits or as well known to the average music fan but are also fantastic.


  • BUDDY HOLLY: THE COMPLETE BUDDY HOLLY: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: CHANGING ALL THESE CHANGES: RECORD 2: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: [VINYL} The Complete Buddy Holly box set goes in chronological order- and the second record gets better. A few well known Holly songs appear on this one. The Buddy Holly sound is beginning to arrive.

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  • THE BEATLES: RUBBER SOUL: 1965 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: [IPOD} My Mount Rushmore of Beatles albums- Revolver/ Rubber Soul/ The White Album and Abbey Road. This album was a great leap forward. It has always amazed me how The Beatles evolved and keep evolving musically in such a short period of time. They didn’t do the same thing twice. This would rank as my second favorite Beatles album behind Revolver but everytime I listen I can’t imagine a better album than this.
  • THE BEATLES: PAST MASTERS: PART I: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: [IPOD} The collection of Beatles A and B sides plus a few rarities that didn’t appear on albums during the first half of their career. Essential. Back then the Beatles strategy was to release singles but not include them on the albums that were released around the same time. Can you imagine if “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” had been on Sgt.Pepper?

This evening I listened to Sunday’s episode of Celtic Crush which I missed- they have the past two shows on demand so I listened to all three hours of Celtic Crush.

2 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 16- MARCH 5, 2018

  1. All great records, though I don’t know that particular Buddy Holly collection.

    While I find it almost impossible to rank Beatles records, if I would have to, I probably would list Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road first. Obviously, I dig Rubber Soul as well.

    In fact, Rubber Soul includes one of my favorite Beatles tunes: “If I Needed Someone” – a simple yet beautiful song – love George’s Byrdsy guitar sound. As you probably know, it was George’s use of a Rickenbacker in the movie “Help!” that inspired Roger McGuinn to use that electric guitar and create his jingle jangle signature guitar sound. I suppose he‘s the undisputed master of the 360 12 string!

    I own that Beatles singles collection as well, and it’s awesome.

    I also dig the Stones album and agree “Sympathy For The Devil” and “Street Fighting Man” are two of their best tunes!

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