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TBT Vinyl: Rolling Stones, Tattoo You, 1981

25 Aug

Rolling Stones Tattoo You Cover

Rolling Stones
Tattoo You
Rolling Stones Records
1981

Tattoo You was released 35 years ago today. This was my first Stones record; it’s still my favorite.

Rolling Stones Tattoo You Back Cover

 

Rolling Stones Tattoo You Label

TBT Vinyl: Pink Floyd, Dark Side of The Moon, 1973

4 Aug

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Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of the Moon
Harvest Records
1973

Perhaps more than any other album, Dark Side has been re-issued, re-mastered, and re-packaged. Re-releases include Ultradisc, Gold CD, Anniversary edition, Boxed Set,  and 180 Gram Vinyl version.

This is the original 1973 LP version and it’s perfect as it is.

 

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TBT Vinyl: Pearl Jam, Vs., 1993

21 Jul

Pearl Jam Versus

Pearl Jam
Vs.
Epic Records
1993

 

The cover photo on the LP version of “Vs.” is  more content sheep than the CD version’s angry sheep.

 

 

 

TBT Vinyl: Rush, Moving Pictures, 1981

14 Jul

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Rush
Moving Pictures
Mercury Records
1981

 

MASTERPIECE. That is all.

 

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#TBT #Vinyl Robert Plant, The Principle of Moments, 1983

7 Jul

Principle of Moments

Robert Plant
The Principle of Moments
Es Paranza / Atlantic Records
1983

Released 33 years ago this week,  this was Robert Plant‘s second solo album and scored a big hit with one of my favorite tunes, “Big Log.” Guitarist Robbie Blunt sounds ridiculously like Jimmy Page here!

 

 

TBT Vinyl: Cheap Trick at Budokan, 1979

30 Jun

Cheap Trick 3

Cheap Trick
At Budokan
Epic Records
1979

We’re all alright.

 

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TBT Vinyl: The Beatles, The Red Album / The Blue Album

23 Jun

The Beatles Red Album

 

The Beatles
1962-1966 and 1967-1970
(Also known as The Red Album and The Blue Album)

Apple
1973

 

What was the biggest band of the 1970s?  The Bee Gees? The Eagles? Led Zeppelin?
Nope…The Beatles ruled, even though they broke up in 1970. 

If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, you probably didn’t first listen to the fab four on the original iconic albums or am radio like our friends from the 60s did.  You probably had one or both of these gems.

 

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Bealtes Blue Album label Apple records

 

 

TBT Vinyl: Pink Floyd, Pulse, 1995

16 Jun

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Pink Floyd
Pulse
Columbia Records / EMI
1995

 

This 4-record LP box set contains live shows recorded in London and Rome on from the Division Bell era lineup. The CD version has a pulsing red LED light on the spine which lasted a couple of years. But this vinyl set has a large hardcover book of in-concert shots.

Pink Floyd 2

Pink Floyd 3

 

 

TBT Vinyl: Madness, 1983

9 Jun

Madness

Madness (US Version)
Madness
Geffen Records
1983

This is US their major label debut, which compiled earlier singles and tracks from the UK.

TBT Vinyl: Frampton Comes Alive! 1976

2 Jun

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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive!
A&M Records
1976

Great album, great live tracks, great liner notes written by a young Cameron Crowe!

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