View Full Version : whats worth buying?

Jan-07-2007, 06:28
so what records do you REALLY dig? lets compile a list of favourite albums (or favourite tracks?) - might give us some inspiration next time we are buying/downloading music

Here are a three favourites - from the top of my head
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite - really outstanding musicianship, particularly drums, but some fantastic guitar too. Brilliant album
King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King - probably a favourite of all of us
Hawkwind - In search of space - had some great times listening to this. Space rock at its spaciest

I'm not sure if we can step into psychedelia in this forum, but if so, heres another two
Aquarian Age - 10000 words in a cardboard box - hard to find but probably one of my alltime favourite records
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Road to Cairo - check this youtube clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB007YdPCt8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB007YdPCt8)
Just LOVE that organ tone - and theres some great bass playing buried deep within the mix. Brian Auger was a fantastic organist!

What are your favourites????????

Art Rock
Jan-07-2007, 10:34
I'll stick to one per band to avoid overkill..

BACAMARTE - A depois do fim
CAMEL - Mirage
DREAM THEATER - Scene from a memory
FOCUS - Hamburger concerto
GENESIS - Selling England by the pound
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR - Lift your skinny fists...
HARMONIUM - Si on avait besoin d'un 5e saison
KAYAK - Merlin, Bard of the unseen
MARILLION - Script for a jesters tear
PINK FLOYD - Wish you were here
PORCUPINE TREE - In absentia
RIVERSIDE - Second life syndrome
SHINGETSU - Shingetsu
YES - Close to the edge

For starters....

Frederik Magle
Jan-07-2007, 23:11
Well, as usual it's impossible for me to list absolute favorites (because I find various qualities in so many albums/tracks). However, I can list some of the albums/tracks I recommend. The list is of course far far from complete, but it's a start:

Just on top of my head:

• Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1992). I especially like the "Romeo & Juliet" track (based on Prokofiev's Ballet). I think the Albert Hall live version is even better than the one on Black Moon, where it first appeared.
• Emerson, lake & Palmer: Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It's easy to forget their debut album from 1970, and sure, it may be a funny mix of different elements perhaps somewhat lacking a red line, but it also contains moments of pure genius and should definitely be included in any ELP collection!
• Yes: Close to the Edge (1972)
• Yes: Highlights (1993). Yes, I know it's a compilation album, but I specifically recommend this album to start out a Yes collection (this was the first CD I bought with Yes, and since then I have got most of their albums). Of course it's always best to get the original albums, but we all gotta start somewhere, and as compilations go this is actually a quite decent one.
• Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Could go on, but gotta go :) Anyhow, those were just the first that came to my mind in no particular order.

Jan-08-2007, 09:46
Steve Hillage--Fish Rising
Steve Hillage--Green
Steve Hillage--L
Gong--Angel's Egg
Gong--Flying Teapot
Oresund Space Collective--It's all About Delay

Feb-10-2007, 23:49
Well you guys have mentioned a lot of great songs and bands there but just bringing things right up to date I would suggest that you all look out for the forthcoming new album by Magnum. I think it is going to be called Princess Alice and the Broken Arrow, although I am not entirely sure? I think it is due out in March sometime and judging by their last few albums it is certainly one worth buying!

Feb-13-2007, 00:49
Great thread, though much to my despair Frederik has already picked off the top two or three albums that were on my list!

Any live ELP material is definitely worth a buy, and if I recall there are a few nice remastered versions knocking around of their earlier stuff. You have to hunt a little, but the results are worthwhile. It's not for everyone, but if you want a definitive Progressive Rock collection, they should be your first port of call.

I'm still working on which Genesis album(s) I'd include - time to go through their discography I think!

White Knight
Jan-20-2011, 23:24
Sir Frederik and Cobalt, absolutely spot on in your recommendations of ELP. Nice posts indeed; I was privileged and lucky enough to see ELP in 1970 at Carnegie Hall perform their eponymously named first album and a bit of their second--Tarkus--and shall cherish this memory till the day I die. Thank You for these posts!

Jan-25-2011, 04:55
Camel - Moonmadness
Camel - Music Inspired by the Snow Goose
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets and Wish You Were Here
Eloy - Ocean

Feb-17-2012, 00:59
Cannot forget:

Grace For Drowning - Steven Wilson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMZ98XHyKYg)
Heritage - Opeth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1pi7Dn87mY)
Conspiritorium - The Rupert Selection (http://therupertselection1.bandcamp.com/)
Frances The Mute - The Mars Volta (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OnFKTNC77I)