(B-list) Album Chart of 1975

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1975
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1975
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THE BEST OF
Leonard Cohen
Columbia PC-34077
Canada
9.50 “An elite masterpiece” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Bird On The Wire” (10) • “So Long, Marianne” (10) • “Who By Fire” (10)
TJR saysA supreme collection, one of the greatest greatest hits sets ever, curated by Leonard himself all the way down to the pa...more →

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ROLLED GOLD
The Rolling Stones
Decca 6.28356
England
8.11 “Excellent” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Cerebral Pop; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Little Red Rooster” (9.9) • “Street Fighting Man” (9.9) • “Paint It Black” (9.8)
TJR saysBig success for Decca, a gift that would keep giving all the way into the CD era, the tempting double album set rounding...more →

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PHEZULU EQHUDENI
Various Artists
Motella BL-39
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7.97 “Brilliant” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Mahotella Queens - Bantwanyana” (9.8) • “Mahlathini and The Queens - Uyagiyaumahlathini” (9.7) • “Mahotella Queens - Thina Siyakhanyisa” (9.0)
TJR saysAs I'm led to believe, the interpreted translation of “Phezulu Eqhudeni” would be “better than the rooster for waking yo...more →

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GOOD VIBRATIONS
The Beach Boys
Music For Pleasure MFP-50234
the USA
7.01 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Do It Again” (10) • “Surfin’ USA” (9.5) • “Good Vibrations” (8.4)
TJR saysA strange old mixed bag of Beach Boys goodies (“Monster Mash” excepted), spanning 1963-1968....more →

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FROM JAMAICA WITH REGGAE
Justin Hinds and The Dominoes
Treasure Isle DSK-3540
Jamaica
6.90 “Good” Reggae; Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Carry Go Bring Come [single version ’64]” (9.8) • “Sinners Where Are You Going To Hide” (7.6) • “Cock Mouth Kill Cock” (7.3)
TJR saysThis compile (which has several tracks from the period) almost qualifies as the a-list debut album but with at least 4 r...more →

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THE BASEMENT TAPES
Bob Dylan and The Band
Columbia C2-33682
the USA
6.64 “Good” Folk Rock / Americana; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Yea Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread [take 2]” (9.2) • “Tiny Montgomery” (8.9) • “Million Dollar Bash [take 2]” (8.2)
TJR saysBob Dylan’s second LP back at Columbia, and his second of 1975, was a tricky one to handle for my discography rules. Whi...more →

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THE BILLY CONNOLLY COLLECTION
Billy Connolly
Pickwick Records PDA-035
Scotland
6.18 “Decent enough” Folk; Comedy

Jukebox picks: “Stainless Steel Wellies [live]” (8.3) • “Short Haired Police Cadet (Incorporating ’Long Haired Lover From Liverpool’) [live]” (7.7) • “Why Don’t They Come Back To Dunoon” (7.0)
TJR saysCompiles extensively from the earlier albums. ...more →

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GREATEST HITS
ABBA
Epic EPC-69218
Sweden
6.00 “Decent enough” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Ring Ring” (9.4) • “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” (8.3) • “S.O.S.” (7.7)
TJR saysCompiling from “Ring Ring” (1973), “Waterloo” (1974) and “ABBA” (1975). ...more →

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SOPHIE THAPEDI AND LULAMA LEGOLA
Various Artists
Soul Soul Records SSL-0107
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5.74 “Average” Pop; Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Lulama Legola - Gave Them” (6.9) • “Sophie Thapedi - Change My Mind” (6.7) • “Lulama Legola - Why Did You Leave Me” (6.6)
TJR saysNot conceived as a whole album originally, hence the compilation tag. And even allowing for the fact that several of the...more →

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THE KINGS OF COUNTRY
Various Artists
Pickwick Records ‎PDA-013
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5.44 “Below average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Jerry Lee Lewis - Cold Cold Heart” (8.7) • “Johnny Cash - Country Boy [1957]” (7.1) • “Jerry Lee Lewis - I Forgot To Remember To Forget” (6.6)
TJR saysCompiles extensively from the earlier albums. ...more →

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LOU REED LIVE
Lou Reed
RCA Victor AFL1-0959
the USA
4.60 “Poor” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Walk On The Wild Side [live ’73]” (6.7) • “Vicious [live ’73]” (5.5) • “Sad Song [live ’73]” (4.9)
TJR saysEssentially “Rock N Roll Animal” pt 2 i.e. also recorded live on December 21, 1973, at Howard Stein's Academy of Music i...more →

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COMO’S GOLDEN HITS
Perry Como
RCA Camden CDS-1148
the USA
3.38 “Terrible” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (5.6) • “Catch A Falling Star” (5.0) • “Come Rain Or Come Shine” (4.4)
TJR saysSpans 21 years of Como the crooner, from 1945 to 1966....more →



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