MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 504: SATURDAY JULY 6, 2019

ALBUMS

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  • SABOTEURS: DANCE WITH THE HUNTED: 2019: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Another suggestion from my Rock and Roll Doctor- Eclectic Music Lover- and on first listen another good one. Here is his review – I will need to listen more to get a better feel for it but I liked what I heard. Next up will be Billie Eilish. Here is Eclectic Music Lovers review-

SABOTEURS – Album Review: “Dance With the Hunted”

A black-and-white photograph of the Beatles' faces on a black background with the band members wearing black turtleneck sweaters

  • THE BEATLES: WITH THE BEATLES: 1963: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: One great thing did happen on November 22, 1963- this album was released.

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  • ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SUN SESSIONS: 1976: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: If after making his recordings at Sun Studio Elvis had say quit music to become a minister and never recorded rock and roll again- these recordings would have lived on and would have become legendary. Elvis at his peak- and before he took over the world. The Holy Grail.

A painting of the profile of Bob Dylan's face with red, yellow, purple, and black stripes

  • BOB DYLAN: DYLAN: 1973: 1 STAR OUT OF 5 STARS: I would call this Dylan’s worst album but would he have willingly released this stuff? He left Columbia and they released this batch of leftovers- scraps.

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  • BOB DYLAN: PLANET WAVES: 1974: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Dylan left Columbia for Asylum- this would be his only studio album at Asylum and its one of his more underrated albums in my opinion. Not great but pretty strong. My favorite song- and one of my favorite early 70’s Dylan tunes “Forever Young.”

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  • STEVE WINWOOD: STEVE WINWOOD: 1977: 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Winwood’s first solo album a disappointment.

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  • CHIC: RISQUE: 1979: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I admit I do like some of Chic’s singles- and there were two hits on this- “Good Times” and “My Favorite Dancer” as an entire album I am not as big a fan as the critics were of the album.

5 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 504: SATURDAY JULY 6, 2019

  1. Hans, Planet Waves is probably my favorite Dylan album. I know that’s saying a lot. Which version of Forever Young, fast or slow? Great cover art on The Saboteurs.

    • I like the slower version of Forever Young… Maybe its because it was the only studio album he did for Asylum- that it is largely forgotten?

    • I need to learn more about his history, why he switched labels when he did, etc. Why wouldn’t someone like him just create their own label, like The Beatles did?

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