What old album have you recently listened to for the first time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Stephen J, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Stephen J

    Stephen J Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Austin, TX
    I'm talking about (a) an album released long ago, not recently, and (b) you recently listened to it in its entirety for the first time.

    E.g., just this past week, I listened to two old LPs that I'd long been aware of but had never listened to all the way through - Talking Head's Remain In Light and John Cougar's American Fool. Of course I wasn't totally ignorant about them, in their own ways, Cougar's commercially, Talking Head's critically, they are famous records. For 35 years I've listened to the big singles from the Cougar record and "Once in a Lifetime" from the TH record. We've all heard those songs hundreds of times over the years as they are ubiquitous.

    But I'd never heard the whole albums, even though I've owned American Fool since 1982! I just bought it for the singles, LOL.

    So, anyone else with a recent experience, playing an old album, an album that has been around for years, but you just never got around to listening entirely through?
  2. Bowieboy

    Bowieboy Forum Resident

    being born in 1979, I'm still learning some classic albums I never played until recently. I heard "The Velvet Underground And Nico" the first time only 2-3 years ago. I still have yet to experience "Quadrophenia" though if it's really better than "Tommy" and "Who's Next", then I know I'm in for a treat.
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    maccafan Forum Resident

    James Brown Live At The Apollo!

    Absolutely fantastic!
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    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

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    I have my own copy now.
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  5. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

    The Who Sell Out - interesting jingles from pirate radio and some great songs on side 1.
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    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

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  7. jazzyjm

    jazzyjm Active Member

    Ontario, Canada
    Well, I've listened to a lot of The Who greatest hits albums on cd, but just got the record Who's next... from start to finish excellent album, sonically and it flows good. Manage to get a nice condition original!
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    Jersey City, NJ
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  9. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Senior Member

    Long Island, NY
    Motorhead - Bomber

    As recently as this morning.
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  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

    Vienna, Austria
    better than tommy : yes
    better than who's next: no
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  11. Bemsha

    Bemsha Forum Resident

    McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy, fantastic album
  12. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

    Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle. Got an old Arcade CD (I had no idea that particular label released these things) that sounds very nice... Really liking it a lot. Will get more Miller soon.
  13. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROƑOSO

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  15. Davey

    Davey I carry the moon inside a silver bag

    SF Bay Area, USA
    I just recently succumbed to the Silver Apples' legacy from 1968. I love a bunch of records that have been linked to them over the years, they are even name-checked (I assume) by one of my favorite records ever in Laika's 1995 debut Silver Apples of the Moon, but you know how it goes, always something new to grab your attention. Gotta say, I still love Laika a lot more, never heard anything before like it at the time, but this Silver Apples record is some pretty far out stuff for 1968.
  16. Stephen J

    Stephen J Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Austin, TX
    IMO, Quad is not as good as Who's Next (what is?) but it squeaks past Tommy. Really good album, hope you listen to it soon. :)
  17. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
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    The Hollies Sing Dylan
    Different Light - The Hollies
    The Rod Stewart Album

    I've listened to all six within the last week, they're all keepers.
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    Lewisboogie Forum Resident

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  19. bt1098

    bt1098 Forum Resident

    I recently traveled to Spain and picked this up a beauty of a Paco De Lucia record from 1967.
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  20. pocofan

    pocofan Forum Resident

    A few years ago I checked into Big Star. Sure screwed myself out of years of enjoying them.
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  21. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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  24. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Does not play well with fascists or southern rock.

    London, England
    It's over 20 years old, so I guess it counts. Instant entry into my top 50 albums.

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