Bundle 5 studio albums together by an artist for an "Original Album Series" box...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by If I Can Dream_23, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    Bruce Springsteen:

    The River
    Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    Tunnel of Love
    Born To Run
  2. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    Bert Jansch:
    Bert Jansch
    Jack Orion
    Rosemary Lane
    LA Turnaround

    John Martyn:
    Bless The Weather
    Solid Air
    Inside Out
    Sunday's Child
    One World

    Beach Boys:
    Pet Sounds
    Wild Honey
    Surf's Up
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  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    This would be a great boxed set of a selection of his more folk oriented albums
  4. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    DeGarmo & Key would be best as far as this series is concerned with these configurations:
    This Time Thru, Straight On, This Ain't Hollywood, Mission of Mercy, Communication (their early Lamb and Lion studio albums plus their first 2 PowerDiscs/Benson albums)
    Commander Sozo and The Charge of the Light Brigade, Streetlight, D&K, The Pledge, Heat It Up (all the rest of the 1980s PowerDiscs/Benson albums )
    The 2 live albums, the solo albums and either Go To The Top or To Extremes (I'd pick "Go To The Top" for "Family Reunion")
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  5. The Killer

    The Killer Forum Resident

    The Hot Dog Stand
    Steve Young Vol I

    Rock Salt and Nails 1969
    Seven Bridges Road 1972
    Honky Tonk Man 1975
    Renegade Picker 1976
    No Place To Fall 1978

    Steve Young Vol II

    Look Homeward Angle 1988
    Long Time Rider 1990
    Solo/Live 1991
    Switchblades Of Love 1993
    Primal Young 2000
  6. The Killer

    The Killer Forum Resident

    The Hot Dog Stand
    Rick Nelson

    Ricky Sings Again 1959
    In Concert: The Troubadour 1969
    Garden Party 1972
    Windfall 1974
    Playing To Win 1981
  7. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Fortunately, this configuration would make sense since Universal owns all of his major recorded catalog except for the Epic recordings. My previous mentioned bundles: DeGarmo & Key's entire catalog is owned by Universal with no exceptions.
  8. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Since this thread started has anybody's "collection" actually been released??

    Just curious...
  9. Harmonator

    Harmonator Well-Known Member

    Glasgow, Scotland
    The Beatles:
    Rubber Soul
    Sgt Pepper
    Magical Mystery Tour
    Abbey Road

    Paul McCartney & Wings:
    Red Rose Speedway
    Band On The Run
    Venus & Mars

    Queen II
    Sheer Heart Attack
    A Night At The Opera
    A Day At The Races
    News Of The World

    Elton John:
    Elton John
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
    Sleeping With The Past

    Paul Weller/The Jam/Style Council:
    Sound Affects
    The Gift
    Cafe Bleu
    Wild Wood
    Stanley Road

    The Joshua Tree
    Rattle And Hum
    Achtung Baby
    All That You Can’t Leave Behind
    How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

    The Rolling Stones:
    Out Of Our Heads
    Let It Bleed
    Sticky Fingers
    Exile On Main Street
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  10. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    And the fantasy box I made for the five Zeppelin albums I'd first bundle...


    I'm assuming the album covers of these artists speak for themselves in terms of what they are called, especially with most of Chicago's titles and Zeppelin's early ones. Roman numeral knowledge is all one needs. :) But I suppose I shouldn't assume that with all the artists I may do.
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  11. John Harchar

    John Harchar Well-Known Member

    New Jersey
    Another configuration:

    Are You Experienced (UK version)
    Axis: Bold As Love
    Electric Ladyland (US cover)
    Smash Hits (UK version)
    Band of Gypsys (US cover)

    Then for Volume 2:

    The Cry of Love
    Rainbow Bridge
    In the West
    War Heroes
    Loose Ends

    Ok I broke the studio album rule, but BoG and In the West have a lot of original material (BoG is completely new)
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  12. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident


    White Music
    Drums And Wires
    Black Sea
    English Settlement
    Skylarking (original tracklist, bonus track: Dear God)


    Plastic Letters
    Parallel Lines
    Eat To The Beat

    Van Der Graaf Generator:

    The Least We Can Do Is Wave At Each Other
    H To He Who Am The Only One
    Pawn Hearts
    The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome

    Golden Earring:

    Golden Earring (Wall Of Dolls)

    Van Morrison:

    Astral Weeks
    His Band And The Street Choir
    Tupelo Honey
    Saint Dominic's Preview

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer:

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Pictures At An Exhibition
    Brain Salad Surgery
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  13. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    I would exchange IV for Presence.
    IV pretty much sells itself. Presence is way underrated and would benefit from an inclusion, but YMMV.

    Dire Straits (original masterings, US for debut and Communique):

    Dire Straits
    Making Movies
    Love Over Gold
    On Every Street

    For your out-of-this-world demo-disc-worthy original mastering of Brothers In Arms I'll direct you to the nearest bargain bin, case solved. On Every Street deserves way more kudos than it gets.
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  14. Mike Reynolds

    Mike Reynolds Well-Known Member

    Menlo Park, CA.
    The Rolling Stones
    Let It Bleed
    Sticky Fingers
    Goats Head Soup
    It's Only Rock & Roll
    Tattoo You

    Jethro Tull
    Stand Up
    War Child
    Songs From The Wood

    Van Halen
    VH I
    VH II
    Women And Children First
    Fair Warning

    David Bowie
    Ziggy Stardust
    Aladdin Sane
    Diamond Dogs
    Young Americans

    The Doobie Brothers
    Toulouse Street
    The Captain & Me
    What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
    Takin' It To The Streets

    The Scorpions
    Animal Magnetism
    Love At First Sting
    Savage Amusement

    The Who
    Who's Next
    The Who By Numbers
    Who Are You

    Aerosmith (maybe the best ever five-album run)
    Get Your Wings
    Toys In The Attic
    Draw The Line
    Night In The Ruts

    Mental Jewelry
    Throwing Copper
    Secret Samadhi
    The Distance to Here
    Birds Of Pray

    Hot Streets

    Led Zeppelin
    Physical Graffiti

    The Allman Brothers Band
    The Allman Brothers Band
    Idlewild South
    Eat A Peach
    Brothers And Sisters
    Enlightened Rogues

    The Unforgettable Fire
    Achtung Baby

    The Eagles (and I never would have thought this way back in the 70's)
    On The Border
    One Of These Nights
    Hotel California
    The Long Run

    Look Into the Future

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    BTO I
    BTO II
    Not Fragile
    Four Wheel Drive
    Head On

    Inner Secrets
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  15. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    You're right that "Presence" would be more of an unexpected entry, but I'm just bundling the five best albums by the band (in my humble opinion of course). Or at least the five that I feel are the most "essential". Presence is actually the last one I'd include, although it's definitely very good.
  16. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    The Who:

    Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy
    Who’s Next
    Who By Numbers
    Who Are You
    Face Dances

    An excellent sampler to expose the 60’s material, a warhorse to pull the doubters in and three later albums that deserve a lot more recognition. Keep in mind that I do think all the albums up to, and including, It’s Hard are essential.
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  17. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Gentle Giant:

    Acquiring The Taste
    In A Glass House
    Free Hand

    I like this game. ;)
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  18. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Genesis Vol. 1:

    Selling England By The Pound
    A Trick Of The Tail
    Wind And Wuthering

    Genesis Vol. 2:

    We Can’t Dance
    Calling All Stations
  19. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    And my Alice Cooper Fantasy Five Box...


    I actually own the real box for this, featuring the first five albums. It is great of course, but these five would have been even more perfect for my tastes, by the addition of "Billion Dollar Babies" and the legendary "Greatest Hits" album, which remains the one Alice release I'd first secure if I could only keep one. It's one of those records that is every bit an "album" as much as a "greatest hits".
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  20. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Coupla more and I'm done.

    Killing Joke:

    Killing Joke
    What's THIS For...!?
    Fire Dances

    Moody Blues:

    In Search Of The Lost Chord
    On The Threshold Of A Dream
    To Our Children's Children's Children
    A Question Of Balance
    Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
  21. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

    Ohio USA
    Lindsey Buckingham
    "Buckingham / Nicks"
    "Law & Order"
    "Go Insane"
    "Under The Skin"
    "Gift Of Screws"
  22. Thievius

    Thievius Forum Resident

    See, for me these sets are an inexpensive introduction to an artist and as such should feature their first five albums. I understand the rationale of having something from each era, but I personally want to start from the beginning and chronologically introduce myself to an artist's music. And then if I like what I hear, dig further into the library. As a consumer, I find the "sample from each era" tactic annoying because I know I'm missing out on some of the best stuff. Because they tend to skip over the better selling albums.
  23. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Imo, the point is to fill in that 'dive-in' gap after a well done compilation did the initial trick, so to speak. The grand-scale approach. I think that makes sense when an artist/band has been around for quite a while, although in some cases I do think a tight sequencing does make more sense. See my Killing Joke set, they went in quite a different direction after their initial run. In the case of, say, Genesis, two sets is the better thing.
  24. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Okay, REALLY the last ones!!!

    Elton John Vol. 2 (there already is one covering the early years):

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Cpt. Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
    Rock Of The Westies
    A Single Man

    Elton John Vol. 3:

    25 At 33
    Too Low For Zero
    Sleeping In The Past
    Made In England
    Peachtree Road
  25. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

    Dolly Parton
    Just Because I'm a Woman (1968)
    Joshua (1971)
    Coat of Many Colors (1971)
    New Harvest...First Gathering (1977)
    The Grass Is Blue (1999)

    Kris Kristofferson
    Kristofferson (1970)
    The Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971)
    Border Lord (1972)
    Jesus Was a Capricorn (1972)
    Repossessed (1986)

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