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100 Greatest Albums You Should Own On Vinyl

100 Greatest Albums You Should Own On Vinyl

100 Greatest Albums You Should Own On Vinyl

Vinyl record sales have continued to soar consecutively for the past 11 years, with them hitting a 25-year high this year in the UK. Even in this digital age, we haven’t moved so far from our past that there’s no room for the traditional musical format that is vinyl. In 100 Greatest Albums You Should Own On Vinyl, we collate the greatest albums to have ever been pressed and then sold on vinyl since the ’50s. From the bands and solo artists that made the music possible, to the sleeve art and limited edition extras of the record itself, we will take you on the ultimate journey of musical discovery.

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United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to 100 greatest albums you should own on vinyl

Vinyl record sales have continued to soar consecutively for the past 11 years, with them hitting a 25-year high this year in the UK. Even in this digital age, we haven’t moved so far from our past that there’s no room for the traditional musical format that is vinyl. In 100 Greatest Albums You Should Own On Vinyl, we collate the greatest albums to have ever been pressed and then sold on vinyl since the ’50s. From the bands and solo artists that made the music possible, to the sleeve art and limited edition extras of the record itself, we will take you on the ultimate journey of musical discovery.…

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in the wee small hours

Release Date: 1955 | Record Label: Capitol Pushing 40 years old in April 1955 and already nine albums into an uneven career, Frank Sinatra needed his third record for the Capitol label to be a major hit – and so it was, but almost uniquely for Sinatra, not solely because of his vocal prowess or the quality of the songs. In The Wee Small Hours is a resolutely downbeat collection of songs which focus on solitude, abandonment and inner reflection – a long way from the cheerful, optimistic pop-swing in which Sinatra had previously specialised – and as such was something of a commercial gamble in the popular music market of the mid-’50s. A large part of the album’s success (it went all the way to #2 on the American chart) is…

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like someone in love

Release Date: 1957 | Record Label: Verve One of no fewer than four albums released by Ella Fitzgerald in 1957, Like Someone In Love is an album of standards – and although the songs may be lesser known than the many other compositions she covered throughout her ‘Song book’ period, they’re no less evocative for that. Soulful, emotional and sweet, the songs are evoked neatly by Phil Stern’s cover photo of Fitzgerald, then 50 years old and peaking as a singer. Caught with an expression of rapture, the singer never seemed more inspired than she does here, especially if you’ve been wise enough to invest in the full-sized LP artwork. Fans of this world-class period in Fitzgerald’s career will relish the song choices on the album. The title track, composed by veteran…

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kind of blue

Release Date: 1959 | Record Label: Columbia One of the things that we love about listening to vinyl is the warmth it offers in terms of its tone and overall sound. That richness is amplified tenfold when listening to a suitable genre like jazz, and it becomes even more essential to the overall experience when feeling the sweet dulcet tones of Miles Davis’ trumpet solos in Kind Of Blue. It will also make you understand why it is that so many people say that you feel jazz instead of simply listen to it. There’s a reason why Kind Of Blue is the best selling jazz album of all time, it’s simply unmatched in both its compositions and its tone, delivering a smooth, tantalising sound that feels perfect for almost any occasion. The…

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live at the regal

Release Date: 1965 | Record Label: ABC There’s no wonder that the late BB King’s 1965 inconcert album Live At The Regal was selected a few years back for permanent inclusion in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. It depicts a bluesman at the peak of his considerable skills, recorded in what was pristine sound quality by the standards of the mid-’60s, playing a set of emotional blues compositions and accompanied by a world-class band. All these years later, it remains an object lesson in electric blues, and has been cited as an inspiration by King disciples such as Eric Clapton. Around half of the songs on the LP are King’s own compositions or co-writes: of these, ‘Woke Up This Mornin’ is a particularly dexterous example…

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a love supreme

Release Date: 1965 | Record Label: Impulse! In December 1964 John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet recorded A Love Supreme in one session. How many great albums were recorded in a day? A second session was used to record the album with a sextet as this was how Coltrane originally imaged it sounding but he chose to use the quartet version. At 33 minutes, A Love Supreme is a four-part suite on Coltrane’s spiritual awakening and rebirth from a life of alcohol and drug addiction, with tracked named ‘Acknowledgement’, ‘Resolution’, ‘Pursuance’ and ‘Psalm’. But the record in no way preaches spirituality. It goes from jazz bob to freeform jazz and there is a hint of gospel in there such as when Coltrane repeats the words ‘a love supreme’ during ‘Acknowledgement’. When…