Albums you are truly obsessed with!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by zambon12, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. MarcTheMusician

    MarcTheMusician Member

    Tucson, AZ
    Hmm. All time most obsessed? I'm a fan of The Wall, thanks to my angst as a teen. The SMiLE Sessions reconstruction is fantastic, and I've got Joe's Garage Pts. 1-3 on vinyl which I listen to on the regular. There are many, many more.
  2. Lunar Laugh

    Lunar Laugh Member

    Oklahoma City
    Harry Chapin - Greatest Stories Live

    I own it in all available formats from US to import copies. Love the double-exposure cover artwork and, of course, the music is lovely.

    It's a dream of mine to be able to listen to all three concerts the album is derived from in their entirety (or at least, all that was recorded). There is supposed to be a killer version of "Sniper" that didn't make the cut (3 studio tracks that were leftover from the Portrait Gallery sessions were included in its stead).
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  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    HUnKy Dory
    After The Goldrush
    Five Leaves Left
  4. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

    Fairfield, CT
    Lately I've been listening to 6 a real lot
    Captain Beyond : Captain Beyond
    Tarkus : ELP
    Trespass : Genesis
    Apostrophe : Zappa
    One Way Or Another : Cactus
    Relayer : YES
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  5. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    The Beatles - Yellow Submarine 2009 remaster
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  6. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Truly obsessed with?Well for the nostalgia of my youth these records get heavy weekly rotation on my TT.
    1.Beatles Revolver-1966(US mono for nostalgia & UK for purism)
    2.ELVIS IS BACK!-1960(and ready to Rock!)
    3.ELVIS The Sun Sessions -1976
    4.Dead Dicks Picks Vol.4 Recorded 1970/Released on CD 1995.Finally I had a better format than my tape.Yippee!

    5.Stones (side 1)Let It Bleed-1969
    6.Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy-1973
    7.The Doors-1967
    8.Ike Turner &His Kings of Rhythm-1978 comp of Ike's best 1950s R&R sides.This LP smokes!
    9.Boz Scaggs(side 2) Just so I can hear "Loan Me a Dime"
    10.Rod Stewart EPTAS-1971
    11.Dylan(side 2) BIABH
    12.Dave Mason Alone Together-1970
    13.Mother Earth Living with the Animals-1969
    14.The Many New Sides of Charlie Rich-1965(one of the greatest R&R LPs ever released)
    15.Mott The Hoople Brain Capers-1972
    16.Elvis Costello This Years Model-1978
    All these are original 1st pressing vinyl.The way it was meant to be heard(excluding Dead)
    Hey!I'm old and retired so I listen to a lot of music(again)and it feels great!Peace.
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  7. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    My avatar, Live Yardbirds! Featuring Jimmy Page, which has always been in my Top 3 since I first got it in the '80s... with the remix/remaster in 2017 (now called "Yardbirds '68") it's back in constant rotation... got it a week ago Monday, and already spun it over 100 times...
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  8. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Forum Resident

    Oh boy... :angel: well, my choices would be the following:

    1.) Genesis - Selling England to the Pound (my introduction to Prog AND classical music - talk about personal importance!)
    2.) David Bowie - Young Americans (while highly controversial among his fans, I think he's never created more soul-moving music than during his plastic soul phase)
    3.) Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (for the sound quality alone... come on, you can't find a reference in sound that easy ;) )
    4.) The Beatles - White Album (first LP I ever heard... 90 minutes that started a passion for life)
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  9. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Best Dazed And Confused ever IMO.
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  10. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident


    edit: you need to hear the new mix if you haven't... no silly crowd overdub on it
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  11. Frederick Mars

    Frederick Mars Forum Resident

    Medway, UK
    Brian Eno - "Taking Tiger Mountain". Been playing this sucker since I first picked it up around 1985 and it never gets old.
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  12. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Good to know.Sometime in the future absolutely! Thanks!Peace.
  13. Frankh

    Frankh Well-Known Member

    Schenectady NY
    Yes - Close To The Edge
    Yes - The Yes Album
    King Crimson - Lark's Tongues In Aspic
    King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black
    Yes - Relayer
    King Crimson -Discipline
    Genesis - Foxtrot
    Genesis - Selling England By The Pound

    That will do. For now.
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  14. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Germantown, Md.
    Ya, the Steven Wilson remix is the bomb. :agree::righton:
  15. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident

    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
    David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
    Milton Nascimento - Clube da Esquina
    Can - Ege Bamyasi / Future Days
    Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories
    Frank Zappa - Grand Wazoo
    Charles Dutoit, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal - Holst: The Planets
    Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
    Miles Davis - In A Silent Way / Tribute to Jack Johnson / Live-Evil / Sketches of Spain
    Charles Mingus - Black Saint & the Sinner Lady
    Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
    Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
  16. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Forum Resident

    Still sounds like an entire new album to me, as those ears of mine were used to the rather dreadful 1996 remaster disc :D the remix is an amazing job in a lovely packaging
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  17. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident

    Nice, huge prog fan myself.
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  18. chrism1971

    chrism1971 Forum Resident

    Glos, UK
    These are my personal obsessions - as opposed to the usual favourite ('best') albums, if that makes sense...

    Mathilde Santing - Out of this Dream
    Teardrop Explodes - Wilder
    Captain Sensible - The Power of Love
    John Cale - Paris 1919
    Joe Walsh - Barnstorm
  19. Fleet Fox

    Fleet Fox Forum Resident

    Waterford, Ireland
    Here are 10 closee to my heart for a long time and I still play very often:
    McCartney - Ram
    The Beatles - White Album
    Fairport Convention - Ledge and Leaf
    The United States of America
    The Doors S/T
    George Harrison Could 9
    Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors
    Gerry Rafferty The Ark
    Santana - Abraxas
    Fleet Foxes Self Titled
  20. Dan Steele

    Dan Steele Forum Resident

    Chicago suburbs
    Currently obsessed with...
    Dire Straits s/t
    Doors Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun
    JHE Electric Ladyland
    The Cars s/t
    Deep Purple Burn
    Black Sabbath Sabotage
    BOC Secret Treaties
  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Five Leaves Left
    HUnKy Dory
    After The Goldrush
  22. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident

    right now:
    all the xtc between drums and wire until apple venus
  23. steven23

    steven23 Member

    London UK
    Faust - The Faust Tapes
    The Only Ones - Even Serpents Shine
    B Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and Low
  24. adriatikfan

    adriatikfan Forum Resident

    Predictive Text? Or maybe too much of the leaf yourself?


    Good choice, though and one of my personal favourites, as well.

    Best Wishes,
  25. adriatikfan

    adriatikfan Forum Resident

    There are lots of albums I return to often.

    A smaller number though that I may be 'obsessed' with, although that sounds faintly negative.

    Albums that are 'old friends' and which give me great comfort include:

    Shawn Phillips: Second Contribution (what a wonderful opening )
    Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks (TUIB: Dylan is the best and this is the best of Dylan)
    The Triffids: Calenture (not a weak track on the album)

    Best Wishes,

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