(B-list) Album Chart of 1978

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1978
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1978
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LIFE IN A SCOTCH SITTING ROOM VOLUME 2
Ivor Cutler
Harvest ‎SHSP-4084
Scotland
8.95 “A classic”

Jukebox picks: “Episode 11” (10) • “Episode 2” (10) • “Episode 12” (9.9)
TJR saysRecorded by Pete Shipton of Radio Clyde at the 3rd Eye Centre, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on the 7th, 8th, 9th of July...more →

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KUDALA BESIBIZA
Mahlathini
Music for Pleasure MFP PP-80200
South Africa
8.36 “Excellent” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Isitmela” (10) • “Shayani Izandla” (9.0) • “Umfokankosi” (9.0)
TJR saysA truly excellent compilation of the mid-70s work of the great Mahlathini, although he doesn't actually perform on the a...more →

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20 SUPER HITS
The Rolling Stones
Decca 6.23502
England
7.28 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (10) • “Child Of The Moon” (9.5) • “Heart Of Stone” (9.2)
TJR saysCompiles from the Decca period 1964-1968. Compressions not the best, squeezes too much in....more →

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VAULTAGE 78
Various Artists
Attrix Records RB/03 LP
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6.14 “Decent enough” New Wave

Jukebox picks: “The Piranhas - I Don’t Want My Body” (8.0) • “The Dodgems - I Don’t Care” (7.3) • “The Dodgems - Lord Lucan Is Missing” (6.7)
TJR saysThe Wiki: “Vaultage 78 is a compilation album which includes songs from punk bands from Brighton. It was released in 1...more →

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NO NEW YORK
Various Artists
Antilles AN-7067
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6.04 “Decent enough” Avant-Garde; Post-Punk

Jukebox picks: “Mars - Helen Fordsdale” (8.2) • “Contortions - Dish It Out” (7.6) • “Contortions - Flip Your Face” (7.5)
TJR saysNo Wave is described in Wikipedia as “a short-lived avant-garde music and art scene that emerged in the late 1970s in...more →

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LIVEː TAKE NO PRISONERS
Lou Reed
Arista AL-8502
the USA
6.04 “Decent enough” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Street Hassle [live ’78]” (7.2) • “I’m Waiting For The Man [live ’78]” (7.1) • “Coney Island Baby [live ’78]” (7.0)
TJR saysRecorded live at The Bottom Line, New York City between May 17th and May 21st, 1978. Pretty decent as live albums go, wi...more →

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THE RALPH MCTELL COLLECTION
Ralph McTell
Pickwick Records PDA-040
England
5.95 “Average” Folk; Songwriter; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Streets Of London” (9.2) • “Michael In The Garden” (8.2) • “England 1914” (7.0)
TJR saysCulled from his first 3 albums - 9 of 13 1st LP, 9 of 13 2nd LP, 5 of 11 3rd LP plus 1 7” single....more →

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CRY TUFF DUB ENCOUNTER CHAPTER 1
The Arabs
Hitrun AP-LP-9002
Jamaica
5.73 “Average” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “The Right Way” (7.0) • “Prince Of Peace” (6.9) • “Ghardaia Dub” (6.3)
TJR saysBritish producer Adrian Sherwood at the controls handling recent Far I plates, free from the man's vocals. Many of the r...more →

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RHYTHM OF RESISTANCE
Various Artists
Virgin ‎V-2113
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5.39 “Below average” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Abafana Baseqhudeni - Ubu Gowele [live ’78]” (8.7) • “Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Umthombowase Golgota [live ’78]” (8.0) • “Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Yinhleleni [live ’78]” (7.5)
TJR saysVirgin's busy dalliance with world music in 1978 resulted in this unique production in conjunction with a few South Afri...more →

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20 GOLDEN GREATS
The Hollies
EMI EMTV-11
England
5.04 “Below average” Pop; Cerebral Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Here I Go Again” (7.5) • “Just One Look” (7.2) • “Stop Stop Stop” (7.0)
TJR says“20 Great Sounds That Grew Out Of The North” reads the front cover sub-title. 20 is pushing it, but I suppose it has to ...more →

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ROCK HEROES
Various Artists
Pickwick ‎PLD-8001
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5.03 “Below average” Rock; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Pop; Psychedelia; Soft Rock / A.O.R.

Jukebox picks: “The Troggs - Wild Thing” (9.8) • “T. Rex - Hot Love” (9.6) • “The Kinks - David Watts” (9.2)
TJR says40 tracks spread out all the way from 1964 to 1978. Extensive sleeve notes about the artists by Bill Williams and Gary W...more →

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FAREWELL TO THE ROXY
Various Artists
Lightning Records LIP-2
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4.61 “Poor” Punk

Jukebox picks: “Blitz - Strange Boy [live]” (6.5) • “The Crabs - Lullabies Lie [live]” (5.8) • “The Red Lights - Never Wanna Leave [live]” (5.1)
TJR saysCould be seen as a follow on from the famous “Live at the Roxy WC2” LP of '77, though it's an unrelated production. “The...more →

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LIVE AND DANGEROUS
Thin Lizzy
Vertigo 6641 807
Ireland
4.24 “Lame” Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Boys Are Back in Town [live]” (5.8) • “Massacre [live]” (5.5) • “Southbound [live]” (4.9)
TJR saysHighly regarded live LP from the group, with recordings pooled from the London Hammersmith Odeon dates on the 'Johnny Th...more →

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44 SUPERSTARS
Various Artists
K-Tel ‎NE-939
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3.88 “Terrible” Pop; Disco / Funk; Reggae; Pop Ballad; Soul

Jukebox picks: “The Walker Brothers - No Regrets” (9.6) • “Pluto Shervington - Dat” (8.9) • “C.C.S. - Whole Lotta Love” (7.2)
TJR saysAs advertised on TV dontcha know. “Produced in association with RAK, RCA, Bell, Arista, Pye, Rocket, Magnet, Buddah, G...more →

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D.O.Aː THE THIRD AND FINAL REPORT
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IR-0004
England
3.83 “Terrible” Avant-Garde; Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Hamburger Lady” (6.4) • “AB/7A” (5.4) • “Weeping” (4.9)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IR 0004 (LP). Released 4th December 1978....more →

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IF YOU WANT BLOOD, YOU’VE GOT IT
AC/DC
Albert Productions APLP-034
Australia
3.07 “Terrible” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Whole Lotta Rosie [live ’78]” (4.0) • “Rocker [live ’78]” (3.6) • “Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be [live ’78]” (3.2)
TJR saysRecorded on 30th April 1978 at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland....more →

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SINGLES 1974-1978
The Carpenters
A&M Records AMLT-19748
the USA
3.06 “Terrible” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft” (8.4) • “Happy” (4.0) • “All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” (3.2)
TJR saysRock n Roll Swindle Carpenters style. Two of the included tracks (“Happy” and “Can't Smile Without You”) weren't...more →

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GREASE
Various Artists
RSO RS-2-4002
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2.71 “Dire” Pop; Rock n Roll Ballad; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Frankie Valli - Grease [7" version]” (5.4) • “John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - We Go Together” (5.2) • “Frankie Valli - Grease [reprise]” (5.0)
TJR saysFair play to Sha Na Na for inventing Rock n Roll. Legends....more →

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THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY OST
Various Artists
Casablanca NBLP-7099
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1.97 “An embarrassment” Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Pattie Brooks - After Dark” (3.6) • “D.C. La Rue - Do You Want The Real Thing” (2.9) • “Thelma Houston - Love Masterpiece” (2.8)
TJR saysSoundtrack double album for the musical disco comedy film directed by Robert Klane and produced by Motown Productions an...more →



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