Monday, December 18, 2017

1977 In Compilations

Neil Young : Winterlong

Neil Young handpicked the songs on this three disc classic, which begins with Buffalo Springfield's "Down to the Wire" and goes up to the minor Stills Young hit "Long May You Run".  Best of all are some previously unreleased tracks like the Tonight's The Night era "Winterlong", "Deep Forbidden Lake"  and "Campaigner" which has the memorable line "Even Richard Nixon has got soul".

Roxy Music : A Song for Europe

This is how I--and many fabs--first discovered Roxy Music. The greatest hits collection, released during the band's hiatus,  gives short shrift to Siren but adds the For Your Pleasure era single "Pyjamarama". Not available on CD

George Jones : The Window Up Above

A collection of indisputable classic country hits by George Jones, aka The Greatest Country Music Singer. Jones considered "The Window Up Above" the best song he ever wrote. He hit #2 in 1960 with the song. Mickey Gilley knocked John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" out of the top spot with his 1975 cover. 

Jefferson Airplane : Greasy Heart

Flight Log came with a 12 page booklet and a few bizarre choices of songs by and related to Jefferson Airplane. The Worst of Jefferson Airplane is where I discovered most of my faves.

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