Friday, 13 January 2017

My Year In Music, 2016

What we have here, is a list of all of the CDs i bought in 2016, in no particular order. There was a time when i would buy 100 CDs a year, but the purchase rate declined rapidly and i think, in 2015, i bought 30 or so. This year, the purchase rate zoomed, primarily thanks to my discovery of the wonderful music of Dan Fogelberg, with which (and with whom, to be honest) i have become obsessed.

The list is presented in kinda sorta chronological order by date of purchase, but not exactly. Just kinda sorta. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were replacements for vinyl albums (as i have, atm, no way to play vinyl).
Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway*                   
The Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East*                   
The Motors – Airport                   
Carole King – Tapestry                   
Jane Siberry – Ulysses' Purse                   
Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never                   
Marillion – Fuck Everyhing And Run                   
Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer                   
Dick Powell – Lullaby Of Broadway                   
Mama's Pride – Guard Your Heart                   
Dan Fogelberg – The Definitive Anthology                   
Mama's Pride – Rebirth                   
Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg – Twin Sons Of Different Mothers                   
Dan Fogelberg – Home Free                   
Dan Fogelberg – Captured Angel                   
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix                   
Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands                   
Dan Fogelberg – The Innocent Age                   
Dan Fogelberg – The Wild Places                   
Dan Fogelberg – River Of Souls                   
Dan Fogelberg – Love Songs                   
Dan Fogelberg – High Country Snows                   
Pretenders – Learning To Crawl                   
The Beatles – Live At The Hollywood Bowl                   
Colin James – Blue Highways                   
Paula Cole – This Bright Red Feeling                   
Kate Bush – Before The Dawn                   
Van der Graaf Generator – Do Not Disturb                   
Dan Fogelberg – Live                   
Dan Fogelberg – Souvenirs                   
Dan Fogelberg – Full Circle                   
Dan Fogelberg – Windows And Walls                   
Dan Fogelberg – The First Christmas Morning                   
Hothouse Flowers – Platinum Collection                                       
Talking Heads – The Best Of Talking Heads                   
Runrig – The Story       
Pyewackett – The Man In The Moon Drinks Claret*               
Ashley Hutchings – Rattlebone And Ploughjack*               
Martin Carthy – Crown Of Horn*               
Martin Carthy – Because It's There*           
Fairport Convention – Live In Finland 1971           
Paul Simon –Stranger To Stranger               
Oysterband – This House Will Stand               
Joni Mitchell – Ladies Of The Canyon*           
Rant Maggie Rant – Latitude

And i know you want to know: what were my favourites?

Of the new (to me) albums, i'm going with Dan Fogelberg's "Souvenirs," which is gorgeous. But that's an old (1974) album. Of the new current albums, i think that the Anderson-Ponty album gets the prize, it's quite amazing record of jazz-rock fusion. Of the replacements for old vinyl, it would be Genesis's "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway," one of my favourite albums of all time.


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