What’s you favourite compilation?

TokyoPortrait

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Hi.

Sometimes compilation albums get a bit of a dirty rep, a bad rap - incomplete, superficial ‘popular’ selection, misleading sampling, poor quality, blatant money grab repackaging, etc.

But, some can be great. And even, can become favourites.

So, is it one artist, one genre, one label, one brand?* And so on.

Myself, I’m very partial to Legend of a Mind: The Underground Anthology.

I was going to post the song the album title is drawn from, Moody Blues’ Legend of a Mind, but there’s no way around the fact the lyrics might breach a rule here. It’s a great song though, look it up.

Instead, here’s this.





And I like several similar offerings, like Mojo’s ‘Acid Drops, Spacedust and Flying Saucers,’ and the first two of the ‘Nuggets; Original Artyfacts From…’ series that I have.

And various Trojan and Studio One compilations of Jamaican music.

And you?

Pax/
Dean
* I have the companion CD to the book Fender: The Golden Age.
 

Chiogtr4x

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It's actually in our storage unit now, but
our 3-disc SUN RECORDS compilation is fantastic

- I can say the same of the Ken Burns JAZZ Series ( 5- discs of music in chronological order, of the music that was featured in the documentary)
Side: - there were also ' Ken Burns Jazz recommends' single-artists, " Best Of' compilations, at Tower Records, that were Excellent! ( ' long playing) I have:
Duke Ellington
Herbie Hancock
Art Blakey
John Coltrane
 

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I remember buying this in HS and LOVED it! Not quite "Heavy Metal" but every song a winner! Probably $3+/- and a total score to a stoner HS dude!

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Found track list!

MC 5 - KICK OUT THE JAMS
BLACK SABBATH - IRON MAN
ALICE COOPER - I'M EIGHTTEEN
JIMI HENDRIX - FREEDOM
THE JAMES GANG - MUST BE LOVE
DEEP PURPLE - SMOKE ON THE WATER
T REX - BANG ON GONG
THE J GEILS BAND - GIVE IT TO ME
DR JOHN - RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME
LED ZEPPELIN - D'YER MAK'ER
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD - BLUEBIRD
FACES - CINDY INCIDENTALLY
THE DOORS - TOUCH ME
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - RAMBLIN' MAN
DELANEY & BONNIE - ONLY YOU AND I KNOW
VAN MORRISON -DOMINO
EAGLES - OUTLAW MAN
YES - STARSHIP TROOPER LIFE SEEKER\DISILLUSION\WURM
GOLDEN EARRING - RADAR LOVE
GRATEFUL DEAD - JOHNNY B. GOODE
FOGHAT - WHAT A SHAME
URIAH HEEP - STEALIN'
WAR - LONELY FEELIN'
BLUES IMAGE - RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE
 
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It's hard to choose a single favorite. Holy heck I have a lot of these.

The Eyeball of Hell (electric eels)
This Is Boston, Not L.A.
Willie Dixon Chess box set
Return to Mono (Phil Spector)
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton
Peanut Butter Rock and Roll (Hasil Adkins)
VU
Complete Discography (Minor Threat)
13 Songs (Fugazi)
Substance (Joy Division)
The Specialty Story
The Complete Stax/Volt Singles:1959–1968
Young Buck: The Complete Pre-Capitol Recordings of Buck Owens
Hillbilly Boogie box set
Look What Thoughts Will Do (Lefty Frizzell)
The High Lonesome Sound/An Untamed Sense of Control (Roscoe Holcomb)
 
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Back in the early 1970’s Reprise had some compilations of what was (to me anyway) somewhat unknown artists. That’s where I first heard of and heard any music from Blue Oyster Cult (I’m On The Lamb But I Ain’t No Sheep), Johnny Winter (Jumpin’ Jack Flash), Spirit, and rarities from artists like Bob Dylan.

Athens, Georgia Inside Out was a good intro to some then-newer groups.

Not a compilation in the album sense, but 120 Minutes on MTV was also good then-new music.

So compilations were a good way to hear something outside the mainstream.

Dime store collections like K-Tel were classic pop rock before it became classic, kinda a joke.
 

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I found this T2 LP in a second hand record store when I was in highschool....

An all time fav LP now days.... somehow misplaced it and later found a Japanese CD reissue... I think I have the sleeve but no record?....

I had the outtro to JLT in my head for years, searched the web for similar sounds but never found it, then I had a brainwave and remembered T2,,,
it was good to hear it again. :)

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T2 cd sleeve.jpg
 

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Love Story
Deep Six
The Grunge Years
The Blues
Watching The Dark
Storyteller
Any of the Chess single artist box sets
The Cars Anthology
A couple of Sun CDs featuring various blues & rockabilly artists

Just a few that I have. Too many to list...
 
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