All that and no Diamond Dogs?!
X2 early Elton. A world away from his later mainstream top 40 stuff as he and Taupin worked through their Band/ Randy Newman/ Leon Russell obsessions. Beautifully recorded n’ all.
Why do you want to restrict the recommendations just to the 70’s
Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink
Anything by Neu! or Can.
Stones - Sticky Fingers
Pink Floyd - Meddle
10cc - How Dare You
Stranglers - Rattus Norwegicus
Police - Regatta de Blanc
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Vapours - New Clear Days
John Martyn- Solid Air
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Steve Hillage - Fish Rising
Anything by Joni Mitchell
Eloy - Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes
Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall
Ramones - It s Alive
Something by Softmachine or Gong, a bit of the main street but maybe enjoyable.
Now there’s a classic you don’t see being mentioned much - fabulous albumn.
I presume you mean this one Richard. I had the Canadian release which I recall sounded fine, although I don’t remember if it had the Masterdisk stamp and RL etching - a benchmark I looked for too.
I have a few different playlists for differents moods or occasions. Astral Entrance/Master of Sensation is on most of them.
The Canadian is pretty good, better perhaps than the UK which is not bad either. However, the RL Masterdisk is the one. I have a promo copy of the RL Masterdisk and it’s clearly superior. The Greatest Hits of course includes the sublime “Here at the Western World”. This was also probably the last time SD vinyl was cut from the original analogue tapes and RL did a great job, meaning for many tracks this album may be the best way to hear them.
I think missed so far:
The Who - Who’s Next?
Well, my son asked for 70s classics and, so far, I’ve had a great response. However, I would be very happy to have some suggestions from the 80s as well. It could be a very long thread if I expanded it beyond that period.
Never heard of it! This is a great way for me to discover ‘new’ music, let alone my son who is 30 years younger than me!
80s? Now you’re talking
New Order - Power Corruption and Lies
Blue Nile - Hats
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
The The - Soul Mining
OMD - Architecture and Morality
Peter Gabriel - So
Paul Simon - Graceland
The Cure - Disintegration
Too many good ones to list but those I’ve listed I’d consider proper 80s classics
there you go!
I still get a little bit of the same thrill I got as a boy whenever I pick up my copy of Parallel lines. In fact, I think I need to spin it again very soon because it has been too long…
Let’s make that one optional.
Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman, Teaser and the Firecat.
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Neil Young - After the Goldrush
Carole King - Tapestry
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
Genesis - Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here, The Wall
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers, Black and Blue
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks, Desire, Slow Train Coming
The Who - Who’s Next
erm, better stop there…
1969 is considered the seventies?
Genesis- trespass + Nursery Cryme
Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions
Deep Purple-deep purple +Concerto for Group and Orchestra
THE WHO-ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970
The doors-the doors
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Grand Funk Railroad-grand funk
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced 'Lĕh-‘nérd’ Skin-'nérd)
Van Halen - Van Halen
Allman brother band-At Fillmore East
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Hard to argue with any of the fabulous suggestions already posted, but I think it would be remiss of any '70’s collection not to include a classis Santana album.So a choice from Abraxas, Caravanserai or lll should fit the bill.How fantastic it will be to discover all the fine music from this decade for the first time.
Some really good ones there, several would have been my personal choices too