#502 Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits

When I think of Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits, I automatically think of the 1971 album with the red cover from their early Peter Green Days. That was my introduction to the Mac. My brother bought that album, one of his first (along with Genesis) and I still have it now, thank you very much. I … Continue reading #502 Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits

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#1198 Simon & Garfunkel – Concert in Central Park

This double album is a recording of the concert that Paul and Art performed for free in Central Park, New York in 1981 to over half a million people. It was a fundraiser for the park’s upkeep, and one of their first reunions since splitting up at the height of their success post-Bridge Over Troubled … Continue reading #1198 Simon & Garfunkel – Concert in Central Park

#1188 Sigur Ros – Hvarf/Heim

A double disc set from the Icelandic post-rock group, released in 2007 along with the documentary film Heima. The first disc Hvarf, is a five-track collection of rarities from their vaults, dating from 1995 to 2002. The second, Heim, has six live acoustic performances from some of their best known tracks from roughly the same … Continue reading #1188 Sigur Ros – Hvarf/Heim

#1435 Various Artists – Running The Voodoo Down: Explorations In Psychrockfunksouljazz 1967-80

This is a truly beautiful piece of vinyl. A psychedelic eye in the record centre with spattered luminous green on one side and purple on the other, cosmic album art and a full poster-size insert with extensive sleeve notes. (Check out my Instagram for pics of all) It's clear a labour of love by the … Continue reading #1435 Various Artists – Running The Voodoo Down: Explorations In Psychrockfunksouljazz 1967-80

#440 Duke Ellington – In A Magenta Haze

Another of my grandfather’s records with his obscure cataloguing system: a small sticker in the bottom right hand corner bearing the code: M56A. This record is a 1965 compilation release by the UK arm of the record label Pickwick, known mainly for their cheap sound-alike releases and knock-up compilations. Perhaps for that reason the album … Continue reading #440 Duke Ellington – In A Magenta Haze

#129 Belly – Sweet Ride: The Best Of

It might seem strange for a band that only released two albums (before last year’s surprising reformation) to justify a ‘best of’ compilation. But for the newbies to Belly, this is a good starting point. I bought the CD because I only had their albums on cassette, copied for me by an ex-girlfriend, so this … Continue reading #129 Belly – Sweet Ride: The Best Of