- RICHARD AND LINDA THOMPSON: I WANT TO SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS TONIGHT: 1974: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: Richard Thompson’s first solo effort Henry The Human Fly- was a massive failure. He got into a relationship and marriage with session singer Linda Peters and they made this album together. Over the years it has received raving reviews and has been included in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest albums. The album was never a big seller- but it is a brilliant work- it is hard to single out just a few tracks as being standouts because the entire album is. The Thompson’s would make six albums together before splitting in the early 80’s.
- CAT STEVENS: THE VERY BEST OF CAT STEVENS: 2000: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: Twenty songs from the career of Cat Stevens- most of them hits. Always a very pleasant listen. One of my favorite singer-songwriters from the 70’s.
- THE DOO WOP BOX I: DISC 2: THE ROCK AND ROLL EXPLOSION: 1955-57- CD: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:CD This is the second disc of the four disc first Doo Wop Box. Highlights-Speedo- The Cadillacs, Why Do Fools Fall In Love- The Teenagers, I’ll Be Home-The Flamingos, Devil Or Angel-The Clovers, In The Still Of The Nite and A Thousand Miles Away by- The Heartbeats, Come Go With Me- The Dell Vikings.
- THE BEATLES: PAST MASTERS: 1988: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: My latest vinyl purchase- the Past Masters two album set- it has collected in one place the thirty-three a-side and b-side singles and alternative cuts not on The Beatles regular albums. Essential.