The 10 albums you listen to the most

Interesting thread

Dan /Fagen- Royal Scam/Pretzel Logic/Gaucho/Nightfly
Joni - Court and Spark
Santana - Caravanserai
Van - Veedon Fleece/Into the Music/Common One
Chick Corea - Trilogy 2


My selection for the moment.

Duke Ellington - Afro Bossa

Olivia Dean - Messy

Eva Cassidy- Live at Blues Alley

Gregory Porter - Take me to the Alley

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Closer

The Beautiful South - Quench

David Bowie - Hunky Dory

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen

George Michael - Symphonica


The band is new to me, I’m afraid. I’m listening to Passengers as I write, and I think I can happily second your observation.

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Well, I have the following:
Carmina Burana: Hickox/LSO 2008; Mehta/LPO 2001; Ozawa/Berlin Philharmonic 1989; Previn/LSO 1986.
Peer Gynt: Blomstedt/San Francisco SO 1990; Jarvi/Gothenburg SO 1987 (I don’t think there are many other recordings of the full version around.)
La Traviata: Ileansa Cotrubas, Placido Domingo & Sherrill Milnes 1986; Maria Callas 1953

That first ‘Traviata’ with Ileana Cotrubas is conducted, quite brilliantly, by Carlos Kleiber. The set was recorded with the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich, where CK lived, in 1977.

The Bavarian State Opera was the only place where CK conducted on a long-term basis (although he never accepted a formal position there, as Wolfgang Sawallisch was Music Director).

Sherrill Milnes and Placido Domingo are cast as Germont père et fils, and I think that the recording is unlikely ever to be surpassed.

Interesting, thanks Graham. As I prefer that one to the Callas, it is the one I play most often, so would be the one I had recollected when I posted my snapshot most played 10.

Carlos Kleiber made notoriously few recordings, amongst which there were four operas for DGG - Weber’s ‘Der Freischütz’ (his first recording), Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’, Johann Strauss’s ‘Die Fledermaus’ and Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’ (his last ever studio recording).

CK never actually completed the ‘Tristan’ recording, as he walked out before the whole opera had been taped. The DGG recording team ‘completed’ the recording by stitching together tapes that they had had running (without CK’s knowledge) during the recording sessions. CK was, predictably, furious and vowed never to set foot in a recording studio again.

And he never did, as the only other recordings that he made were the ‘live’ New Year’s Day Concerts from Vienna in 1989 and 1992 (issued by CBS/Sony).

The great shame was that EMI were lining up a CK recording of Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ (his father Erich Kleiber had conducted the première in 1930s Berlin), but that never happened.

Here is my friend Keith’s list:

Zevon, self-titled album from 1976.

Lately for Stones I like It’s Only Rock 'N" Roll.

Lately, Live at Leeds Big fan of Keith Moon’s drumming. That guy was crazy!

Delirium Tremolos by Hubbard.

Bulletproof by Reckless Kelly.

The Pogues, If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

One of These Nights, the Eagles.

You’re Gonna Get It!, by TP and the Heartbreakers.

Diesel and Dust, Midnight Oil.

My latest artist I want to start to explore is Rory Gallagher.


Can this really be better than Trilogy? :hushed::thinking::face_with_monocle:

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They said that about the Godfather flicks.

Chick wisely avoided a Trilogy 3

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Explorations - Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian - 1961

Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian - 1961

The Cellar Door Sessions - Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, John McLaughlin, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, Gary Bartz - 1970

Agharta - Miles Davis, Sonny Fortune, Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, James Mtumi - 1975

The Montreal Tapes - Charlie Haden, Paul Bley, Paul Motian - 1989

At the Deer Head Inn - Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian - 1992

When Will the Blues Leave - Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian - 1999

Inside Out - Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette - 2000

About Time - Paul Bley - 2007

New Hymn to Freedom - Szun Waves (Luke Abbott, Laurence Pike, Jack Wyllie) - 2017


Runners Up:

Live at the Regal - B.B. King, Leo Lauchie, Duke Jethro, Sonny Freeman, Bobby Forte, Johnny Board, Kenny Sands - 1964

Hamburg ‘72 - Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian - 1972

Changes - Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette - 1983

e.s.t. Live in Hamburg - Esbjörn Svensson, Dan Berglund, Magnus Öström - 2006


Tidal says my 10 most-listened-to albums in August were:

Goldfrapp - Supernature
B.C. Camplight - The Last Rotation of Earth
The Clientele - I Am Not There Anymore
Wreckless Eric - Leisureland
Anna B. Savage - The Ghost
Hamish Hawk - Ange Numbers
Bebel Gilberto - Joao
Patti Smith - Wave
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
Japan - Quiet Life

Three or four of these are unlikely to be played again!


Here’s my list based on last few years, in no order:

Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
The Beatles - Revolver
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
The Neal Morse Band - Similitude of a Dream
Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic Part 2
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Jim Hall - Concierto
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness First Finale
Harmonium - Les Cinq Saisons
Muse - The Resistance


bought this from Amazon today (second hand)

Literally 1/10th the price of it new


Godfather 3 wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t as good a the first two.

The edited version was a lot more coherent . It needed Robert Duvall , we got George Hamilton

Only my LP boxset is a little bit older, lol.
Back in the days of sheets of tissues between the records…lovely full size booklet too.


I recall that Otto Klemperer made three LPs for EMI of ‘bleeding chunks’ of Wagner’s orchestral music with his Philharmonia Orchestra. (It was a popular thing to do, Adrian Boult made 4 LPs for EMI, but seems to have largely gone out of fashion these days.)

Other than those, Klemperer made a 2LP or 3LP set of Act 1 and the final scene of ‘Die Walküre’, and a complete ‘Flying Dutchman’.

It’s a shame that he didn’t complete that ‘Walküre’ set, or record more Wagner for EMI, as he seemed temperamentally well suited for Wagner’s music dramas.

The vinyl was £60 and the second hand CD was £6 .

( sorry for the thread drift )

I was lucky. My box was 50p - about 12 years ago…
(Great used record shop five minutes walk from home, gone now).

Drift over!