What is your favorite "solo" album of all time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rose River Bear, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Deek57

    Deek57 Forum Resident

    Ah well, maybe it's just a rumour then....
  2. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Long Island
    Neil Young- S/ T debut
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  3. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    Yet another favorite:

    Keith Emerson - Honky

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    An excellent album. Made while Jethro Tull was still a going concern.

    Some strong Contenders:
    Pete Townshend's Empty Glass
    Rick Wakeman's Six Wives of Henry The 8th
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  5. I think this one does qualify as Roger Waters did not officially exit Pink Floyd (and attempt to dissolve it) until 1985, a year after the release of this album.
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  6. Nib

    Nib Well-Known Member

    Solo live album You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind.
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  7. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    This. :righton:
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  8. originalsnuffy

    originalsnuffy Socially distant; like Sand in the Vaseline

    I really like Empty Glass and Six Wives. But I think Chris Squire nudges out the Wakeman.

    It is really hard for me to separate Ian Anderson from Tull. Pretty much one and the same. Sort of like Frank Zappa; two of his finest albums with pretty much the same band but one came out as Zappa and one as Zappa and the Mothers (Apostrophe/Overnite Sensation).

    Now that I think of it that does put some excellent Zappa material in play....

    While we are at it that also puts Phil Collins in play. I think the first solo album is pretty good but I feel it is a bit overexposed and rarely play it now.
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  9. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Haven't heard all of his solo albums yet, but Robin Gibb's 1983 solo album How Old Are You? is absolutely fantastic. It was released when the Bee Gees were on their hiatus in the early-mid eighties.

  10. peopleareleaving

    peopleareleaving Forum Resident

    It's a shame it took 12 pages to get to this:

    Roy Wood | Boulders

    Boulders is the debut solo album by English musician Roy Wood (THE MOVE), recorded from 1969–1971 and released in July 1973 by Harvest Records.
  11. originalsnuffy

    originalsnuffy Socially distant; like Sand in the Vaseline

    I was a relatively early fan of ELO. The first album had moments (10538 Overture and Mr. Radio) but they really picked up momentum with the second album. Seems to me that the departure of Roy Wood actually helped in that case. The Move had a few great songs but in general they left me cold. The re-do of Do Ya by ELO was a real step up in my view. But pardon me now I'm off to do the Brontasaurus out near the Cherry Blossom Clinic.
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  12. BwanaBob

    BwanaBob Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    Saw Jon this year and he performed some of it. A dream come true for me.
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  13. duggan

    duggan Forum Resident

    or "I've Got My Own Album to Do".
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  14. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Forum Resident

    Nantes, France
    Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius (1976)
  15. danielkov86

    danielkov86 Forum Resident

    Atlantic City
    Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

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  16. rockinlazys

    rockinlazys Forum Resident

    Rhode Island
    Thought hard about putting Boulders as my favorite a couple of pages back (could not believe it had not been taped) but I have had Sacred Songs out again after a couple year shelving and can not get it back on the shelve>going on a month...
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  17. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    Ron Wood - I've Got My Own Album.....
  18. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    ...yeah, Willie The Pimp was the first one I thought of and then I read the rule....... :cool::thumbsup:
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  19. Radagast

    Radagast Forum Resident

    In retrospect... Breathless was a remake of Red, even though Fripp was dissing Red at the time. Not surprising he gave KC another go a couple years later.
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  20. Funky Meadows

    Funky Meadows Forum Resident

    Steve Hackett : Voyage Of The Acolyte

    The excellent Voyage Of The Acolyte was made within the space/time of Genesis.

    Please Don't Touch was soon after Hackett's exit from Genesis, and while I consider it a classic … it is a bit disjointed (in a good way), with a few key guests contributing excellent performances.

    Spectral Mornings was where Hackett assembled a superb band to back him. Defector followed suit in excellent fashion.

    But as far as my favorite … I'll have go with Spectral Mornings.

    BTW -- I absolutely LOVE Chris Squire's Fish Out Of Water!
  21. muddlehead

    muddlehead Forum Resident

    santa rosa ca
    Any mention of Nash's Songs for Beginners first solo is fantastic too see. Bravo.

    Great album. Period.
  22. owsley

    owsley Senior Member

    Jeff Beck - Truth
    Ex-Yardbirds......it counts! :)
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  23. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

    Patrick Moraz “The Story Of I”, released while he was with Yes. I love this album. He and Wakey are tied for my favorite Yes keys man.
  24. Polyscias

    Polyscias Forum Resident

    Mariusz Duda of Riverside has a side project called Lunatic Soul which has produced several good albums but Walking on a Flashlight Beam is especially excellent.
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  25. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That is a great album.
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