October 30, 2013

20,000 Vinyl LPs 26: Jeff Wayne ~ The War of the Worlds

 front cover
Thunder Child
painting by Michael Trim
photo of album cover by Styrous®


It was 75 years ago tonight, on October 30, 1938, that Orson Wells and his Mercury Theatre actors terrified the nation with their broadcast of a dramatization of the H. G. Wells 1898 novel, The War of the Worlds. It was the most infamous radio broadcasts of all time; delivered as a news bulletin, it sent thousands of people into a panic. By today's standard of lightning-fast communication and multiple sources of information it may seem impossible such a thing can happen but it was a simpler time and such an event really did take place.

Jeff Wayne wrote a progressive rock, with string orchestra, concept album that is an interpretation of the H. G. Wells novel rather than the Orson Wells radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. The two-disc album was released in 1978. It has sold millions of records around the world; it is the 38th best selling album of all time in the UK with sales of 2,561,286 by 2009. The part of The Journalist was read by Richard Burton and that of the The Artilleryman by David Essex.

The album has a 12" x 12" booklet which is illustrated with paintings by Peter Goodfellow, Geoff Taylor and Michael Trim that effectively illustrate the story from beginning to end.



back cover
painting by Michael Trim
photo of album back cover by Styrous®

It is a gatefold album which allows viewing the cover illustration, as well as the two-page interior illustrations, in their entirety.

 Thunder Child
painting by Michael Trim
gatefold album open
photo of album cover by Styrous®
can be heard on YouTube

The music

The intro begins with a monologue by Richard Burton which sets the scene for the invasion by the Martians. Suddenly, a grand orchestra makes a dramatic intro that goes into a fast-paced 9 minute disco melody (it was 1978, the height of the disco craze which was to peak the following year), The Coming of the Martians, an excellent example of what disco could achieve. I remember on hearing it for the first time that it seemed to go on forever (actually, all the music of the work mixes from one leitmotif to the other; there are two discs to the set, so, four sides basically translates to four cuts).

The monologue by Burton continues through the first piece, The Coming of the Martians, to a grand finale which goes right into the next piece, Horsell Common and The Heat Ray.

Horsell Common and The Heat Ray
painting by Peter Goodfellow
gatefold album interior

photo by Styrous®
can be heard on YouTube

Horsell Common and The Heat Ray is a brilliant piece of suspense music. A quiet echoey, synth introduces a bass guitar which sets the tempo. There is a quiet but ominous sound of heavy metal scraping which is the unscrewing of the hatch of the Martian machine; this leads to a sinister march with great synthesizer effects and dramatic orchestral backing. Somehow, the smooth, mellow marimbas played during the attack by the heat rays (excellently delivered by Jo Partridge) do nothing to make the strident guitars and synths less sinister, a very nice touch.


The Artilleryman and The Fighting Machine continues the story and Richard Burton is joined by David Essex as the Artilleryman and the piercing, eerie, creepy sound of the Martian howl, "OOLA",  is introduced midway through the piece. 

The Artilleryman and The Fighting Machine
painting by Geoff Taylor
photo by Styrous®
can be heard on YouTube


The Red Weed starts with a heartbeat and is slow, quiet and totally weird! It features dissonant, flute-like synths and maybe even a theremin. Midway through, it goes into a great guitar break for a few seconds but goes back to being weird and dramatic.

The Red Weed
painting by Geoff Taylor
photo by Styrous®
can be heard on YouTube

Parson Nathaniel and The Spirit of Man (introduced by Richard Burton and performed by Phil Lynott and Julie Covington) is a dramatically fast but very beautiful orchestral disco treatment. Although it sounds absolutely nothing at all like it, for some reason I can't understand, every time I listen to it it reminds me of I Don't Know How to Love Him from the 1970 concept album by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar. The marimbas return sporadically but this time they do their job of calming the tension with their soothing acoustic rolling, just delightful.

Parson Nathaniel
painting by Peter Goodfellow
photo by Styrous®
can be heard on YouTube


The Artilleryman (David Essex) excitedly tells The Journalist (Richard Burton) of his plans for a Brave New World which paints a dismal future of subterranean living while hiding from the Martians.

Brave New World
painting by Geoff Taylor
photo by Styrous®
can be heard on YouTube


Dead London is a slow, eerie (again) melody with a repetitive piano that builds a base for the swirling synthesizers. It depicts the defeat of the Martians by the simplest of all of Earth's creatures, microbes.

Dead London
painting by Geoff Taylor
photo by Styrous®
can be heard on YouTube


There was an interesting 1978 Columbia Records promotional film for Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (see music links below).

There is a nicely done new version of the work by Wayne called, The War of the Worlds - The New Generation, with Liam Neeson and Gary Barlow taking the parts of The Journalist and The Artilleryman, respectively (see music links below).


 cast
photo by Styrous®

Cast


 Track listing 

All dialogue written by Doreen and Jerry Wayne, based upon H.G. Wells's original text.

All songs written and composed by Jeff Wayne, except where noted.

Side A

1. The Eve of the War - Justin Hayward and Richard Burton - 9:06 
2. Horsell Common and The Heat Ray - Richard Burton - 11:36

Total length: 20:42
   
Side B

1. The Artilleryman and The Fighting Machine
         David Essex and Richard Burton - 10:36
2. Forever Autumn (lyrics by Paul Vigrass and Gary Osborne)
         Justin Hayward and Richard Burton - 7:43
3. Thunder Child (lyrics by Gary Osborne) -

         Chris Thompson and Richard Burton - 6:10

Total length: 24:29
    

Side C
1. The Red Weed (Part 1) - Richard Burton - 5:55
2. Parson Nathaniel - Phil Lynott and Richard Burton - 1:45
3. The Spirit of Man (lyrics by Gary Osborne)
         Julie Covington, Phil Lynott, and Richard Burton - 9:52
4. The Red Weed (Part 2) - Richard Burton - 6:51


Total length: 24:23
   
Side D

1. Brave New World (lyrics by Gary Osborne)
         David Essex and Richard Burton - 12:13
2. Dead London - Richard Burton - 8:37
3. pilogue (Part 1) - Richard Burton - 2:42
4. Epilogue (Part 2)  - Jerry Wayne - 2:02


Total length: 25:34
 
Music links:

The War of the Worlds:
The Coming of the Martians (intro/disco) on YouTube
Horsell Common and The Heat Ray on YouTube
Horsell Common and The Heat Ray (German version) on YouTube
The Artilleryman and The Fighting Machine on YouTube
Thunder Child on YouTube
The Red Weed (Pt. 1)  on YouTube
Parson Nathaniel & The Spitit of Man on YouTube
Brave New World on YouTube
Dead London on YouTube
The War of the Worlds promotional video on YouTube 
The War of the Worlds - The New Generation (new version) on YouTube

I enjoyed the album when it first came out in 1978 and I have enjoyed it just as much ever since; I bought the CD version of it a few years back but, as with the case of all recordings transferred to CD, the size of the accompanying brochure lacks the visual impact of the LP.

Styrous® ~ October 30, 2013

101 Reel-To-Reel Tapes 17: Stephen Stills 2

reel-to-reel album cover
album cover photo by Henry Diltz
 photo of album cover by Styrous®

In addition to my vinyl collection I'm selling, I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes I'm selling. This is an entry about one of them that was for sale on eBay (see link below for others). I have the vinyl LP version as well. Interested? Contact me by email, please, not by a comment.


Stephen Stills 2
reel-to-reel album cover back
 photo by Styrous®

Released on June 30, 1971, Stephen Stills 2 is the second solo album by Stephen Stills. In spite of the impressive personnel, Jerry Garcia, Nils Lofgren, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Ringo Starr (that's right, of The Beatles) and many others (see listing below), it was not a successful album.

The songs are good, perhaps not great (with the exception of Know You Got to Run), but good and enjoyable.

A truly GREAT song, Know You Got to Run, with it's Appalachian, blue-grass feeling banjo, is my favorite tune on the album and one of my all-time favorites. It is quiet, a bit sad and regretful but it has a hushed beauty I dearly love. Be sure to listen to it (lyrics & link to it on YouTube below).

Change Partners, with it's intermittent, waltz beat, has an almost country feel to it. Fishes and Scorpions is a mellow sort of song and Eric Clapton plays lead and backing guitars on the tune which rocks out from time to time.  Sugar Babe is a nice, gently bouncy love song.

Near the bottom of this post there are links to the songs mentioned on YouTube so you can hear them for yourself, if you'd like. 

Stills became the first person to be inducted twice on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield.


Stephen Stills 2
reel-to-reel in box
 photo by Styrous®

Know You Got to Run Lyrics

Know you got to run
Know you got to hide
Don't know who to follow
Who is on your side?

Don't know where you're going
You won't talk of where you've been
And I may see you tomorrow
Nevermore again

Seen you in the city
Seen you on the road
Your face is all a twisted
'Cause your brain's a heavy load

Then you turn and ask me
How did I ever know
Talk about your searchin'
Well I think it's all for show

Heard your mournful song
Heard your baleful cry
Seen the light of hunger
Lingering deep within your eyes

Talk about your sinkin'
What a hole you're in
You expect for me to love you
When you hate yourself my friend

And you got yourself a potion
For to keep you from your sleep
In the dark and lonely hour
I heard you laugh and weep

You'll always be runnin'
'Til you find your doom
Never face your lonely soul
Never face the gloom

Know you got to run
Know you got to hide
Don't know who to follow
Who is on your side?

Don't know where you're going
You won't talk of where you've been
And I may see you tomorrow
Nevermore again

Songwriters:
Stephen Stills/John Hopkins

Published by
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Track listing

All songs written by Stephen Stills unless otherwise noted.
Side 1

1. Change Partners – 3:13
2. Nothin' To Do But Today – 2:40
3. Fishes and Scorpions – 3:13
4. Sugar Babe – 4:04
5. Know You Got to Run (Stills, John Hopkins) – 3:50
6. Open Secret – 5:00

Side 2

1. Relaxing Town – 2:20
2. Singin' Call – 3:01
3. Ecology Song – 3:22
4. Word Game – 4:13
5. Marianne – 2:27
6. Bluebird Revisited – 5:23

Personnel

 
Music links:

Know You Got to Run on YouTube 
Change Partners on YouTube
Fishes and Scorpions on YouTube
Sugar Babe on YouTube

 
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Styrous® ~ October 30, 2013
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October 29, 2013

101 Reel-To-Reel Tapes 16: Motown Story ~ The First Decade Vol. 3

Motown Story ~ The First Decade, Vol 3
Packaging: Album Graphics, Inc.
photo of box cover by Styrous®


In addition to my vinyl collection I'm selling, I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes I'm selling. This is an entry about one of them that was for sale on eBay (see link below for others). I have the vinyl LP version as well. Interested? Contact me by email, please, not by a comment.


Motown Story ~ The First Decade, Vol 3
Packaging: Album Graphics, Inc.
photo of box back by Styrous®


Motown Story ~ The First Decade, Vol 3
Packaging: Album Graphics, Inc.
detail photo by Styrous®



Motown Story ~ The First Decade, Vol 3
tape reel
photo by Styrous®


Motown Story ~ The First Decade, Vol 3
tape reel label detail
detail photo by Styrous®

Side 1:

Marvin Gaye –I'll Be Doggone
(intro: Mary Wilson) Diana Ross & the Supremes - Back In My Arms Again
(intro: Levi Stubbs) The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself
(intro: Smokey Robinson) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks of my Tears
(intro: Diana Ross) Diana Ross & the Supremes - Nothing But Heartaches
(intro: Diana Ross) Diana Ross & the Supremes - I Hear a Symphony

Side 2:
(intro: Stevie Wonder) Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
(intro: Diana Ross) Diana Ross & the Supremes - My World Is Empty Without You
(intro: Martha Reeves) Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - My Baby Loves Me
(intro: Otis Williams) The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
(intro: Diana Ross) Diana Ross & the Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

Producer: Bill Watson _History of Rock 'N Roll, Inc.
Reserachist: John Gibson
Engineer: Russ Terrana
Narrator: Charlie Van Dyke
Coordinator: Phil Jones
Braphic Supervision: Tom Schlesinger
Art Direction: Curtis McNair & Jim Ladwig
Packaging: Album Graphics, Inc.



Motown Story ~ The First Decade Vol. 3, 
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Styrous® ~ October 29, 2013

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October 27, 2013

20,000 Vinyl LPs 25: Lou Reed ~ Transformer

Lou Reed ~ Transformer
photo by Mick Rock
photo of album cover by Styrous®

The man who walked on the wild side, died today. I remember hearing Walk On the Wild Side for the first time. I had never heard anything like it before. The slow, dreamy bass with the background chorus of the "Colored Girls" going "Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo" with a slow build up grabbed me by the ears and never let me go. I immediately had to find out who was singing. Lou Reed was born in New Jersey in 1942. He was 71 when he died and is survived by his wife, Laurie Anderson. I didn't even know they were married until now.

Reed started out with The Velvet Underground and wrote a majority of their popular songs. Although, the Underground never had any major hits, they were an influential group. Brian Eno said, "Only 35,000 people bought the first Velvet Underground album but everyone of them formed a band".

Reed moved on to success in his solo career with 1972's Walk on the Wild Side from Transformer, his most commercial hit. Ernie Thormahlen (a friend of Reed's) posed for the photo used on the back cover of Transformer with a banana stuffed into the front of his levis.

 Lou Reed ~ Transformer
Ernie Thormahlen (right) with banana
photo by Mick Rock
photo of album cover back by Styrous®


Transformer was recorded in August of 1972 at Trident Studios, London and it was released on November 8, that same year.  It was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

The Velvet Underground was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1997, Transformer was named the 44th greatest album of all time in a 'Music of the Millennium poll conducted in the United Kingdom by HMV Group, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. Transformer is also ranked number 55 on New Musical Express' list of "Greatest Albums of All Time." In 2003, the album was ranked number 194 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Track listing

All songs written by Lou Reed except when noted*

Side one

  1. "Vicious" – 2:55
  2. "Andy's Chest" – 3:17
  3. "Perfect Day" – 3:43
  4. "Hangin' 'Round" – 3:39
  5. "Walk on the Wild Side" – 4:12

Side two

  1. "Make Up" – 2:58
  2. "Satellite of Love" – 3:40
  3. *"Wagon Wheel" – 3:19 (David Bowie)
  4. "New York Telephone Conversation" – 1:31
  5. "I'm So Free" – 3:07
  6. "Goodnight Ladies" – 4:19

Walk on, Lou, walk on.


Styrous® ~ Sunday, October 27, 2013

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101 Reel-To-Reel Tapes 15: Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits

Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits
album cover detail
photo by Ron Joy
detail photo by Styrous®

In addition to my vinyl collection I'm selling, I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes I'm selling. This is an entry about one of them that was for sale on eBay (see link below for others). I have the vinyl LP version as well. Interested? Contact me by email, please, not by a comment.


Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel box front
photo by Ron Joy
photo of box front by Styrous®

This may be one of the most under appreciated albums of all time. Of course, this is just my opinion. Each song on it is a delightful slice of real life: happy, sad, wistful, uproariously hilarious and just a lot of good 'ol fun. 

Who will ever forget, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'? What a brilliant paean to the "Hit-the-road dude! I've had it with you!" I remember Fruggin' and Ponying to this song in the '60's. Boots is paired with, Jackson, which gives both sides of the story, from "Hotter than a pepper sprout!" to "Ever since the fire went out!" in hysterical fashion with it's bouncy, syncopated rhythm. I love 'em!

My least favorite song, You Only Live Twice, from the James Bond film, was dramatic with it's orchestral backing but it was popular. Equally as dramatic but much more powerful was Lightning's Girl which was as close as she got to anything remotely psychedelic.

Then there are the beautiful songs, Some Velvet Morning (Lord, I remember being totally ripped and listening to it) and Summer Wine, a moderately fast and bouncy but lovely, almost country western feeling song with it's lush orchestral background.

Friday's Child is gloriously bluesy with it's female chorus backup and guitar accompaniment. A wonderful ballad that made good use of her voice. Sugartown is a delightful throwback to the innocent days of the '50's; a mellow stroll down memory lane.

The uncomfortable situations of life are represented by the wonderfully joyful, Did You Ever, a tribute to the Lily Tomlin-like almost but never completed train-of-thought conversations. There is the almost awkward but romantic feeling of Something Stupid with her father, Frank Sinatra. The two harmonize beautifully together.

Most of the songs were written by Lee Hazelwood, a great song writer and brilliant with words. Most of the humor is just down to earth happiness. What a joy to listen to the songs. Near the bottom of this post there are links to the songs mentioned on YouTube so you can hear them for yourself, if you'd like.

Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel box back
photo by Ron Joy
photo of box back by Styrous®

 
Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel box back detail
photo by Ron Joy
detail photo by Styrous®


Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel
photo by Styrous®


Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel label detail
detail photo by Styrous®


Tracklist

Side 1:

A1 These Boots Are Made For Walking (Written by – Lee Hazelwood) 2:40    
A2 Some Velvet Morning (With Lee Hazelwood) (Written by – Lee Hazelwood) 3:35    
A3 How's That Grab You Darling (Written by Lee Hazelwood0 2:30    
A4 Something Stupid (With Frank Sinatra) (Written by – Carlson & Parks) 2:36    
A5 Friday's Child (Written by Lee Hazelwood) 3:01    
A6 Jackson (With Lee Hazelwood) (Written by Wheeler, Rogers) 2:43    

Side 2:

B1 Sugartown  (Written by Lee Hazelwood) 2:22    
B2 Summer Wine (With Lee Hazelwood) (Written by Lee Hazelwood) 3:38    
B3 You Only Live Twice (Written by Barry, Bricusse) 2:53    
B4 Things (With Dean Martin) (Written by Bobby Darin) 2:46    
B5 Lightning Girl (Written by Lee Hazelwood)2:55    
B6 Did You Ever (With Lee Hazelwood) (Written by B. Braddock) 2:52


Music links:
Did You Ever? on YouTube
Some Velvet Morning on YouTube
Summer Wine on YouTube
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' on YouTube
Jackson on YouTube
Friday's Child on YouTube
Sugartown on YouTube
Lightning's Girl on YouTube
You Only Live Twice on YouTube
Something Stupid on YouTube

Nancy Sinatra discography


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What a fantastic team Nancy and Lee made. Thanks, Guys, you rocked!



101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes Archive

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I have over 20,000 vinyl LP albums I am selling (see link below); this archive of pre-recorded, reel-to-reel tapes is an extension of that collection. Each blog entry is about a reel-to-reel tape from my collection I'm selling on eBay . Contact Styrous® for more information.

101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 1: The Beatles ~ Revolver   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 2: Yes ~ Tales from Topographic Oceans  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 3: Uriah Heep ~ Sweet Freedom  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 4: Cat Stevens ~ Teaser & the Firecat
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 5: Wishbone Ash ~ Pilgrimage 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 6: Steppennwolf ~ Gold
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 7: Robin Trower ~ Twice Removed from Yesterday
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 8: Wishbone Ash ~ Wishbone Four 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 9: Bobby Womack ~ Understanding
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 10: Tammy Wynette, Tammy's Greatest Hits 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 11: Rolling Stones ~ Beggar’s Banquet
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 12: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 13: Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 14: Frank Sinatra ~ September of My Years
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 15: Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy's Greatest Hits 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 16: Motown Story ~ The First Decade, Vol. 3 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 17: Stephen Stills ~ Stephen Stills 2 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 18: Osibisa
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 19: Osibisa ~ Wכyaya
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 20: Procol Harum ~ Grand Hotel
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 21: Tom Paxton ~ Morning Again
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 22: Ella Fitzgerald ~ The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, Vol 2
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 23: Barabas ~ Power
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 24: Captain Beyond ~ Sufficiently Breathless
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 25: Chicago III
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 26: Harry Belefonte ~ At the Greek Theater
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 27: Neil Diamond ~ Love at the Greek
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 28: Neil Diamond ~ Serenade 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 29: Leontyne Price ~ A Christmas Offering
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 30: Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band ~ See Reverse Side for Title
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 31: David Bowie tapes on eBay
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 32: David Bowie 1 ~ Hunky Dory
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 33: Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 34: Paul Butterfield’s Better Days ~ It All Comes Back
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 35: Joan Baez ~ Farewell, Angelina
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 36: Joan Baez ~ Blessed Are...
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 37: Joan Baez ~ Come From the Shadows
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 38: Joan Baez ~ Joan
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 39: The Beatles ~ Rubber Soul
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 40: The Beatles, Ed Sullivan & a Magical Mystery Tour
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 41: David Bowie 2 ~ The Man Who Sold the World
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 42: David Bowie 3 ~ Aladdin Sane
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 43: David Bowie 4 ~ Pin Ups
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 44: David Bowie 5 ~ Space Oddity
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 45: Joe Cocker ~ With a Little Help from My Friends
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 46: Joe Cocker ~ Mad Dogs & Englishmen
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 47: Blood, Sweat & Tears
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 48: David Clayton-Thomas
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 49: Canned Heat ~ The New Age
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 50: Cher ~ Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 51: The Ray Charles Singers ~ Something Special for Young Lovers
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 52: The Main Ingredient ~ Greatest Hits
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 53: Mason Proffit ~ Bareback Rider
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 54: Mason Proffit ~ Rockfish Crossing
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 55: Percy Faith 1 ~ Themes for Young Lovers
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 56: Percy Faith 2 ~ Latin Themes for Young Lovers
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 57: Cold Blood ~ Thriller!
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 58: Alice Cooper ~ Killer
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 59: Alice Cooper ~ Muscle of Love
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 60: Janis Joplin & the Full Tilt Boogie Band ~ Pearl 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 61: Donovan ~ Greatest Hits
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 62: Judy Collins ~ In My Life
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 63: ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) A New World Record  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 64: Country Joe & the Fish ~ I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 65: Deep Purple ~ Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 66: Deep Purple ~ Purple Passages
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 67: Deep Purple ~ Stormbringer 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 68: Jon Lord - Gemini Suite
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 69: The Beatles ~ Magical Magical Mystery Tour & All You Need Is Love 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 70: Nazareth ~ Exercises
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 71: Arif Mardin ~ Glass Onion 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 72: McKendree Spring ~ Tracks
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 73: Go With Love (Dionne Warwick Sings The Songs Of Bacharach & David)
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 74: Dionne Warwick ~ Greatest Film Hits
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 75: Van Morrison ~ Hard Nose the Highway  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 76: Van Morrison ~ Saint Dominic's Preview  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 77: Barbara Streisand ~ Greatest Hits
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 78: Mystic Moods Orchestra ~ One Stormy Night
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 79: The Lovin' Spoonful ~ The Very Best of The Lovin' Spoonful
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 80: Tommy Roe ~ 12 In a Roe  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 81: Marty Robbins ~ This Much a Man 
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 82: Murray Roman ~ A Blind Man's Movie    
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 83: Eric Anderson ~ 'bout Changes 'n Things Take 2   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 84: Ars Nova    
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 85: Atomic Rooster ~ Made In England     
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 86: Eric Burdon & The Animals ~ Winds of Change & San Franciscan Nights
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 87: Diana Ross & the Supremes ~ Greatest Hits     
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 88: Aretha Franklin ‎~ Aretha's Greatest HIts  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 89: Kenny Rogers & the First Edition ~ The Ballad of Calico
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 90: Engelbert Humperdinck ‎~ Help Me Make It Through the Night    
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 91: The Guess Who ~ Live @ the Paramount  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 92: The Hour Glass & The Power of Love
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 93: The Best of Herman's Hermits    
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 94: David Gates ~ First, Bread      
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 95: Ides of March ~ Midnight Oil   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 96: Joe Harriott DoubleQuintet & John Mayer ~ Indo-Jazz Suite   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 97: Electric Prunes ~ Release of an Oath     
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 98: Grand Funk Railroad ~ Survival  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 99: Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Smash Hits     
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 100: Love Story ~ soundtrack  
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 101: Every Mother's Son ~ What Became of Mary?   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 102: Iron Butterfly ~ In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida        
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 103: Iron Butterfly ~ Metamorphosis   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 104: The Who ~ Tommy: 50 years on    
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 105: Leonard Bernstein ~ Mass        
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 106: Maria Callas Sings Great Arias from French Operas   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 107: Renata Tebaldi is Aida                        
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 108: Renata Tebaldi ~ Tosca               
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 109: Marilyn Horne ~ Carmen       
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 110: Victoria de los Angles ~ Carmen   
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 111: Joan Sutherland sings excerpts from La fille du régiment          
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 112: Joan Sutherland sings excerpts from Gounod ~ Faust        
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 113: Joan Sutherland sings excerpts from Mozart ~ Don Giovanni        
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 114: The New York Pro Music ~ The Play Of Daniel      
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 115: Pierre Henry ~ Le Voyage         
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 116: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass ~ Summertime           
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 117: Tchaikovsky ~ 1812 Overture          
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 118: Tchaikovsky ~ Swan Lake       
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 119: Tchaikovsky ~ Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"       
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 120: Carl Orff ~ Carmina Burana              
101 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 121: Catulli Carmina      
            
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Rolling Stones ~ Beggar's Banquet
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