- XTC: SKYLARKING: 1986: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Most consider Skylarking their most accomplished album. It is the one that introduced me to them. The making of the album was interesting- they brought in an American- musician-producer Todd Rundgren to do it and he and Andy Partridge reportedly got along like cats and dogs- but the result is fantastic.
- THE BEATLES: THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM: 1968; 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I listened to the re-mastered version of the original album as I took a car trip today. Sounds really great- and fresh. When Piggies was on and you heard the pig noises I was startled- for a half second I thought there was a pig in the car.
- THE BEATLES: THE EARLY BEATLES: STEREO AND MONO: 1965: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I docked it 1/2 point- not on The Beatles but on Capital records and how they bastardized the albums released in the USA up until Sgt. Pepper. This was early material from the band that had been earlier released on Vee-Jay as Introducing The Beatles.