(B-list) Album Chart of the 1970s, part 2

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(B-list) Album Chart of the 1970s, part 2
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s
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THE NEIL SEDAKA COLLECTION
Neil Sedaka
RCA Camden PDA-008 (1974)
the USA
4.08 “Lame” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” (6.5) • “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (6.2) • “King Of Clowns” (6.0)
TJR saysGood value budget compile spanning releases from 1959 to 1972, and including a few previously unreleased live pieces....more →

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AT NUFFIELD THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-06 (1977)
England
3.97 “Terrible” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Slug Bait [live 7 may ’77]” (4.8) • “Forced Entry [live 7 may ’77]” (4.2) • “You Won’t Notice [live 7 may ’77]” (4.2)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 06 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 7th May 1977....more →

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THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME
Led Zeppelin
Swan Song SSK-89402 (1976)
England
3.89 “Terrible” Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Rain Song [live at msg ’76]” (5.0) • “Stairway To Heaven [live at msg ’76]” (5.0) • “Rock And Roll [live at msg ’76]” (4.7)
TJR saysDouble live album recorded over the course of three nights between 27th and 29th July, 1973 at Madison Square Garden in ...more →

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44 SUPERSTARS
Various Artists
K-Tel ‎NE-939 (1978)
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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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AT THE RAT CLUB, LONDON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-07 (1977)
England
3.87 “Terrible” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Wolverhampton [live 22 May ’77]” (4.5) • “£1.30 [live 22 May ’77]” (4.4) • “Fuck Off Cunt/Wolverhampton/£1.30 (Reprise) [live 22 May ’77]” (4.2)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 07 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 22nd May 1977....more →

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22 ELECTRIFYING HITS
Various Artists
K-Tel TE-301 (1974)
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3.85 “Terrible” Rock; Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Prelude - After The Goldrush” (7.9) • “The Wombles - The Wombling Song” (6.4) • “Mungo Jerry - Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black” (6.1)
TJR says22 electrifying hits from 1968 to 1974, but mostly from the last year or so. TV advertised with a value-for-money taglin...more →

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THE BEST OF GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS
Gerry and The Pacemakers
EMI NUT-10 (1977)
England
3.85 “Terrible” Pop; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (7.7) • “Ferry ’Cross The Mersey” (5.8) • “I’m The One” (5.0)
TJR saysCompilation of their peak years, 1963 to 1965....more →

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D.O.Aː THE THIRD AND FINAL REPORT
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IR-0004 (1978)
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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PORTRAIT OF SINATRA: FORTY SONGS FROM THE LIFE OF A MAN
Frank Sinatra
Reprise Records K-64039 (1977)
the USA
3.82 “Terrible” Crooner / Cabaret; Big Band / Jive / Swing; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Something Stupid” (7.2) • “My Way” (6.7) • “That’s Life” (6.7)
TJR saysThis sprawling double-disc bonanza was a massive seller for him, hitting #1 in the UK charts for the first time in 20 ye...more →

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AT FILLMORE EAST
The Allman Brothers Band
Capricorn Records SD 2-802 (1971)
the USA
3.81 “Terrible” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Stormy Monday [live '71]” (4.9) • “Done Somebody Wrong [live '71]” (4.8) • “Statesboro Blues [live '71]” (4.7)
TJR saysRecorded over the course of three nights at the Fillmore East, New York, in March, 1971, and released a few months there...more →

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GLEN CAMPBELLS GREATEST HITS
Glen Campbell
Capitol Records SW-0752 (1971)
the USA
3.73 “Terrible” Country

Jukebox picks: “Wichita Lineman” (5.8) • “Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife” (5.0) • “Where’s The Playground Susie” (5.0)
TJR says12 of his hits from 1967 to 1971, none of which were written by the man himself....more →

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MADE IN JAPAN
Deep Purple
Purple Records TPSP-351 (1972)
England
3.66 “Terrible” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Smoke On the Water [live osaka '72]” (5.3) • “Child In Time [live osaka '72]” (4.7) • “Space Truckin' [live osaka '72]” (4.1)
TJR saysA succesful attempt at bootleg-killing from the hard rock quintet, recorded over 2 nights at the Festival Hall, Osaka, 1...more →

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LIVE YARDBIRDS FEATURING JIMMY PAGE
The Yardbirds
Epic E-30615 (1971)
England
3.62 “Terrible” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “My Baby [live ’68]” (4.5) • “I’m A Man [live ’68]” (4.5) • “Over, Under, Sideways, Down [live ’68]” (4.1)
TJR saysThe awful quality of this live recording is the only thing preventing a 6 or 6.5 out of ten…...more →

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COMO’S GOLDEN HITS
Perry Como
RCA Camden CDS-1148 (1975)
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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SINGLES 1969-1973
Carpenters
A&M Records SP-3601 (1973)
the USA
3.37 “Terrible” Pop Ballad; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Superstar” (8.7) • “Ticket To Ride” (6.6) • “Rainy Days And Mondays” (3.9)
TJR saysChart-topping compilation on both sides of the Atlantic, with an annoyingly misleading title. Ironically, Richard Carpen...more →

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AT BUDOKAN
Cheap Trick
Epic FE-35795 (1979)
the USA
3.23 “Terrible” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Surrender [live '78]” (4.5) • “I Want You To Want Me [live '78]” (4.2) • “Ain’t That A Shame [live ‘78 album version]” (3.9)
TJR saysTheir best-selling long-player recorded over the course of two nights on April 28th and April 30th, 1978 at the Nippon B...more →

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AT THE ICA LONDON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-02 (1977)
England
3.14 “Terrible” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Very Friendly [live 18 Oct ’76]” (7.0) • “Slug Bait [live 18 Oct ’76]” (4.0) • “Dead Ed [live 18 Oct ’76]” (3.1)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 02 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 18th October 1976. First released 1977....more →

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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Various Artists
RSO RS-2-4001 (1977)
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3.08 “Terrible” Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Bee Gees - Jive Talkin’” (5.3) • “Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven” (4.5) • “The Trammps - Disco Inferno [extended version]” (4.5)
TJR saysReleased in November, 1977, a month ahead of the film itself. You get the feeling the phenomenal success of each aspect ...more →

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IF YOU WANT BLOOD, YOU’VE GOT IT
AC/DC
Albert Productions APLP-034 (1978)
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 (1978)
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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AT THE AIR GALLERY / WINCHESTER
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-03 (1977)
England
3.00 “Terrible” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “No Two Ways [live 6 Jul ’76]” (3.1) • “Dead Ed [live 6 Jul ’76]” (3.0) • “Very Friendly [live 6 Jul ’76]” (3.0)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 03 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 6th July 1976 & 21st August 1976. First released 1977....more →

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INTRODUCING STEREO 70
Various Artists
A&M Records AMLB-1002 (1970)
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2.81 “Dire” Latin; Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Claudine Longet - Love Is Blue” (5.7) • “Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass - Zobra The Greek” (5.0) • “Julius Wechter and The Baja Marimba Band - Those Were The Days” (4.6)
TJR saysA showcase for the world's greatest recording studio located at La Brea Avenue, Hollywood! A&M moved in in 1966 and inve...more →

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FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE!
Peter Frampton
A&M Records SP-3703 (1976)
England
2.74 “Dire” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Penny For Your Thoughts [live '75]” (5.1) • “Jumpin' Jack Flash [live '75]” (3.5) • “Shine On [live '75]” (3.4)
TJR saysDouble live album from the 25-year-old English rocker which transformed his fortunes overnight, reaching #1 in the Billb...more →

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THE THEME FROM LOVE STORY (AND OTHER GREAT FILM HITS)
Various Artists
Hallmark Records ‎SHM-733 (1971)
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2.73 “Dire” Orchestra Dance

Jukebox picks: “Mara Liz and The Bouzouki Band - Zorba’s Dance” (6.2) • “The Bruce Baxter Set - Mrs. Robinson” (4.2) • “Mara Liz and The Bouzouki Band - Never On Sunday” (3.7)
TJR saysA well themed budget label compile, with liner notes from Alan Warner, partly reproduced below: “The world of film mu...more →

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GREASE
Various Artists
RSO RS-2-4002 (1978)
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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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20 GOLDEN VOCAL CHARTBUSTERS
Various Artists
Music For Pleasure ‎MFP-5567 (1973)
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2.61 “Dire” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Peggy Lee with Jack Marshall's music - Fever” (7.9) • “Ken Dodd - Happiness” (7.2) • “The Seekers - I’ll Never Find Another You” (4.8)
TJR saysGood value budget compile focused on strong vocalists hits from 1951 to 1969....more →

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
Elvis Presley
RCA Camden CAL-2472 (1971)
the USA
2.60 “Dire” Crooner / Cabaret; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) ’71” (4.2) • “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” (3.7) • “Swing Down Sweet Chariot” (3.5)
TJR saysGospel-themed budget compile, with recordings dating from 1957 to 1969....more →

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TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH
Various Artists
A&M Records AMLB-1018 (1970)
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2.39 “Dire” Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Bossa Rio - Do You Know The Way To San Jose?” (5.2) • “We Five - Walk On By” (4.3) • “Baja Marimba Band - (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” (4.0)
TJR saysAnother well-produced but nonetheless dull easy-listening sampler from A&M....more →

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AS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor CPL1-0606 (1974)
the USA
2.21 “Dire” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Medley: Blueberry Hill, I Can’t Stop Loving You [live ’74]” (3.6) • “How Great Thou Art [live ’74]” (3.4) • “Why Me Lord [live ’74]” (3.3)
TJR saysSo, let’s see… the variety showband, the clapping and cheering crowd, the delivery from Elvis which tends towards pompou...more →

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THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY OST
Various Artists
Casablanca NBLP-7099 (1978)
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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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OUR BEST TO YOU
The Osmonds
MGM Records 2315-300 (1974)
the USA
1.93 “An embarrassment” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Crazy Horses” (6.2) • “Paper Roses” (4.2) • “Puppy Love” (2.9)
TJR saysBest of the various Osmond Family permutations, 1971 to 1973. This compile entered the UK LP Chart in August, 1974, and ...more →

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100 COMEDY DJ INSERTS
Various Artists
East Anglian Productions EAP-1003 (1977)
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1.65 “An embarrassment” Jingle

Jukebox picks: “East Anglian Productions Team - Rocky Talks Fast” (4.0) • “East Anglian Productions Team - Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes Skit” (3.5) • “East Anglian Productions Team - Frank Carson Joke” (3.5)
TJR saysExtremely cheesy jingles produced and scripted by Ray Anderson of this Essex company, for mobile DJs, hospital radio and...more →

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SECONDS OUT
Genesis
Charisma GE-2001 (1977)
England
1.41 “An embarrassment” Prog

Jukebox picks: “The Musical Box (Closing Section) [live]” (2.2) • “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) [live]” (2.1) • “Supper’s Ready [live]” (1.8)
TJR saysI hate the idea of live music albums for starters, never mind that it should come from one of the most irritable groups ...more →

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THE ANDY WILLIAMS ALBUM
Andy Williams
CBS SPR-66 (1972)
the USA
1.36 “An embarrassment” Crooner / Cabaret; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Little Green Apples” (3.4) • “My Way” (2.1) • “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” (2.1)
TJR saysAccording to a sticker on the front, this LP is “a Woolworths exclusive”. No wonder they went bust…...more →

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ALL OF ME
Shirley Bassey
Starline ‎SRS-5032 (1970)
Wales
1.17 “An embarrassment” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “A Foggy Day” (2.3) • “Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye” (2.2) • “Moon River” (1.8)
TJR saysA selection of Shirley's sides from 1959 to 1966. Absolutely not for me....more →

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