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Best Album Of 1971
« on: August 14, 2014, 11:50:34 AM »

Tough Choices but for me, top 5 ;



















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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 01:01:23 PM »

Who's Next-The Who
Tapestry-Carole King
At Fillmore East-The Allman Brothers Band
What's Going On-Marvin Gaye
Sticky Fingers-The Stones
Aqualung-Jethro Tull
Madman Across The Water-Elton John
Santana III-Santana

I couldn't limit myself to five.  1971 was a great year for music.  I had an after school job with extended weekend hours and money to spend on albums.  Good times.
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 09:46:22 PM »

My top six (in order):

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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 10:09:17 PM »

Who's Next-The Who
Tapestry-Carole King
At Fillmore East-The Allman Brothers Band
What's Going On-Marvin Gaye
Sticky Fingers-The Stones
Aqualung-Jethro Tull
Madman Across The Water-Elton John
Santana III-Santana

I couldn't limit myself to five.  1971 was a great year for music.  I had an after school job with extended weekend hours and money to spend on albums.  Good times.

Actually i have to add The Yes Album to mine  ;D

Forgot about aqualung also so maybe that as well !!!
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 10:34:01 PM »

Actually i have to add The Yes Album to mine  ;D

Forgot about aqualung also so maybe that as well !!!


Oh, my list is nowhere near complete.  Like I said, 1971 was an amazing year for music.

Ram, America, L.A. Woman, etc., etc., etc.......
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 11:13:47 PM »

It was a great year. I'd probably plump for:

Who's Next
Tapestry
Imagine
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

And to throw an Aussie one in.

Daddy Who? Daddy Cool. By Daddy Cool

But I could do a list of fifteen or twenty really.
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 11:21:23 PM »

It was a great year. I'd probably plump for:

Who's Next
Tapestry
Imagine
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

And to throw an Aussie one in.

Daddy Who? Daddy Cool. By Daddy Cool

But I could do a list of fifteen or twenty really.

God yeah, whats wrong with me forgot about Daddy Cool as well  >:(

Tapestry is great of course, Imagine rates about 10th on my list, Who's next just outside the top 5 with Fragile by Yes

Does anyone remember Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graf Generator ?
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014, 01:32:59 AM »

God yeah, whats wrong with me forgot about Daddy Cool as well  >:(

Tapestry is great of course, Imagine rates about 10th on my list, Who's next just outside the top 5 with Fragile by Yes

Does anyone remember Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graf Generator ?

The band name is very vaguely familiar. Can't say I know the album though.

Yes had a couple of albums out that year didn't they? Fragile was a good one in particular.

Elton John just missed my list. Not to mention Sticky a Fingers and Aqualung.

Rod Stewarts Every Picture Tells a Story was good as well. And Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Islam or whatever he's called.
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 02:21:12 AM »

The band name is very vaguely familiar. Can't say I know the album though.

Yes had a couple of albums out that year didn't they? Fragile was a good one in particular.

Elton John just missed my list. Not to mention Sticky a Fingers and Aqualung.

Rod Stewarts Every Picture Tells a Story was good as well. And Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Islam or whatever he's called.


Yes had 2 albums that year, Fragile & The Yes Album, Fragile is better known I think but The Yes Album is most Yes fans favourite with tracks like Yours Is No Disgrace

Yes Yours Is No Disgrace
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2014, 03:29:31 AM »

I second Tapestry, both Yes albums, and America and add The Carpenters, Jesus Christ Superstar and All Things Must Pass.  I was probably the only kid in my third grade class who listened to these. LOL Well, actually All Things Must Pass came later. I'm sure there's more but these are the ones that come to mind.
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2014, 03:47:55 AM »

1. Who's Next (The Who)
2. Sticky Fingers (The Rolling Stones)
3. Imagine (John Lennon)
4. L.A. Woman (The Doors)
5. Muswell Hillbillies (The Kinks)
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2014, 06:21:33 AM »

I'm obviously wildly out of sync on this one but if I must enter the decade of the dreary.....you note that I've steered clear of the 'stadium rock/cocaine guzzling/heavy management/dinosaur acts/bad clothes and hair' end of the market.

1. Bert Jansch - 'Rosemary Lane'
2. Anne Briggs - 'Anne Briggs'
3. Anne Briggs - 'The Time Has Come'
4. Serge Gainsbourg - 'Histoire de Melody Nelson'
5. Gong - 'Continental Circus' soundtrack (what an amazing film!)
6. Thin Lizzy - 'Thin Lizzy' (not hard rock, the folky version of the group)
7. 'Get Carter' soundtrack
8. 'Performance' soundtrack (strictly from 1970, but the film started dribbling out (!) in 1971)
9. The Pink Floyd - 'Relics' compilation
10. When it comes to The Beatles I'd plump for 'Ram' though I did recently get rid of the CD because I couldn't really see myself listening to it any time soon. Kept the LP though.
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2014, 12:38:45 PM »

Actually i have to add The Yes Album to mine  ;D

Forgot about aqualung also so maybe that as well !!!
Definitely Aqualung! I saw them do it at The Boston Garden for their Songs from the Wood Tour!
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2014, 01:12:37 PM »

Definitely Aqualung! I saw them do it at The Boston Garden for their Songs from the Wood Tour!

Yes I agree Dave a definite inclusion, Its not my favourite album by JT however that would be Thick As A Brick, love Heavy Horses as well

Knew Hombre would have the Who top of his list  ha2ha thats a great album though, Who's Next

Very solid album, has anybody mentioned Led Zep yet , they did rather a good album in 71   :)
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2014, 05:13:37 PM »

I mentioned Bert Jansch whose version of 'Blackwaterside' was, in the words of wikipedia...ahem...'copied and adapted' by one Jimmy Page.
But, alas not...ahem...'copied and adapted' enough to cop a writing credit in Led Zep world!
He wouldn't be the last.
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 05:58:49 PM »

Yes I agree Dave a definite inclusion, Its not my favourite album by JT however that would be Thick As A Brick, love Heavy Horses as well

Have you heard Thick As A Brick 2 from a couple of years ago Kev? Not Tull but an Ian Anderson solo release...a worthy follow up to the brilliant original in my opinion. I too love Heavy Horses (and the studio releases either side of it) Jethro Tull were on fire back then.

has anybody mentioned Led Zep yet , they did rather a good album in 71   :)

You never noticed number 2 on my list then?  :(

I'm quite surprised neither Hunky Dory (Bowie) nor Electric Warrior (T Rex) have been mentioned so far.

One of the more proggy CDs I used to own dates from '71: In The Land Of Grey And Pink by Caravan. Quite liked that one for a while but eventually went off it, not sure why.
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 09:06:33 PM »

Some of my favorites-

1. RAM - McCartney
2. Fragile - Yes
3. Who's Next - Who
4. Every Good Boy Deserves Favor - Moody Blues
5. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
6. Madman Across The Water - Elton John
7. Zep 4 - Led Zeppelin
8. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
9. Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
10. Fireball - Deep Purple

The usual suspects.

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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 09:51:46 PM »

Have you heard Thick As A Brick 2 from a couple of years ago Kev? Not Tull but an Ian Anderson solo release...a worthy follow up to the brilliant original in my opinion. I too love Heavy Horses (and the studio releases either side of it) Jethro Tull were on fire back then.

You never noticed number 2 on my list then?  :(

I'm quite surprised neither Hunky Dory (Bowie) nor Electric Warrior (T Rex) have been mentioned so far.

One of the more proggy CDs I used to own dates from '71: In The Land Of Grey And Pink by Caravan. Quite liked that one for a while but eventually went off it, not sure why.

Sorry Mr M I missed your No 2  ???

Ahh yes, the Land Of Grey & Pink, I love that album, so quintessentially British, but I prefer the one before it by Caravan, the album with the longest name ever  ;D 'If I Could Do It All Over Again Id Do It All Over You'
Caravan were a bit of a cult following like Supertramp, but with great musicians and great writing. They had some flutey typw sounds like Tull but Id say more Symphonic than Tull

No I havent heard the Anderson version of 'Brick' I will look out for that

Deep Purple made Fireball in 71 and good solid albums from Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart & Rory Gallagher

Oh nearly forgot Elton John's Madman Across The Water  ;D
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Re: Best Album Of 1971
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2014, 12:59:02 AM »

Knew Hombre would have the Who top of his list  ha2ha thats a great album though, Who's Next

Not only my favorite album from 1971, but also my favorite album by the Who!

I think I'll do a Microscope of that album.
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