- THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE: 1969: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The 50th anniversary of the animated film is next month and I see it will be re-released in some theaters- since I have never seen it in a theater I am hoping it is somewhere near so I can see it in that setting. Like Magical Mystery Tour this isn’t a true Beatles album- of the six Beatles songs which take up the first side- two had been released on albums before- Yellow Submarine and All You Need Is Love- the new gem is John’s brilliant “Hey Bulldog.” Side 2 is Beatles producer George Martin’s orchestrations for the film.
- THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: ELECTRIC LADYLAND: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: All Along The Watchtower is both Jimi Hendrix greatest song and the best cover ever of a Bob Dylan tune.
- SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: BOOKENDS: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Another listen to- Simon and Garfunkel’s greatest album. Years ago I thought they were singing in ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter”- “Look around Lisa Brown” instead of Look around leaves are brown..
- NEIL YOUNG: RUST NEVER SLEEPS: 1979: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My favorite Neil Young album and it includes my favorite Neil Young song- Powderfinger. Most of these songs seem like movies to me. In one of the old Rolling Stone Record Guides they gave this album 2 stars- still sticks out in my mind as one of the dumbest evaluations of an album I’ve ever seen. This is a classic.
- THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD: 1969: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The last recordings of The Beatles. They pulled it all together for one more classic!
- SMALL FACES: 1968: OGDENS’ NUTS GONE FLAKE: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I am liking this more with each listen.