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I'm sorry, if that was confusing, me posting a list. I was worried the actual nominations were getting confused, etc.

I thought that was the nominee list at first glance, how long do we have? I still have to decide on my second nomination.

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Oops, I'm sorry!! :P :laughing:

I just couldn't wait anymore :grin:

Deleted. Sorry, Lucky :angel:

Nothing to be sorry for, I'm sorry I confused you. I thought you might not want to give your votes away just yet, because they could change considerably.

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Nothing to be sorry for, I'm sorry I confused you. I thought you might not want to give your votes away just yet, because they could change considerably.

No, no, you didn't... You know I'm a bit... speedy... and don't always read properly the posts... ;)

And yes, my votes could change... mainly if Ziggy Stardust, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Candy-O or/and Parallel Lines are nominated :grin:

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My 2nd nomination:

Cosmo's Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival

1. Ramble Tamble – 7:09

2. Before You Accuse Me– 3:24

3. Travelin' Band – 2:07

4. Ooby Dooby – 2:05

5. Lookin' Out My Back Door – 2:31

6. Run Through the Jungle – 3:09

7. Up Around the Bend – 2:40

8. My Baby Left Me – 2:17

9. Who'll Stop the Rain – 2:28

10. I Heard It Through the Grapevine– 11:05

11. Long as I Can See the Light – 3:33


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EXILE ON MAIN ST - The Stones (1972)

All songs by Jagger/Richards, except where noted

Side one

1. Rocks Off 4:31

2. Rip This Joint 2:22

3. Shake Your Hips (Slim Harpo) 2:59

4. Casino Boogie 3:33

5. Tumbling Dice 3:45

Side two

6. Sweet Virginia 4:25

7. Torn and Frayed 4:17

8. Sweet Black Angel 2:54

9. Loving Cup 4:25

Side three

10. Happy 3:04

11. Turd on the Run 2:36

12. Ventilator Blues (Jagger/Richards/Taylor) 3:24

13. I Just Want to See His Face 2:52

14. Let It Loose 5:16

Side four

15. All Down the Line 3:49

16. Stop Breaking Down (Robert Johnson) 4:34

17. Shine a Light 4:14

18. Soul Survivor 3:49

2010 bonus CD tracks

1. Pass the Wine (Sophia Loren) 4:54

2. Plundered My Soul 3:59

3. I'm Not Signifying 3:55

4. Following the River 4:52

5. Dancing in the Light 4:21

6. So Divine (Aladdin Story) 4:32

7. Loving Cup (Alternate take) 5:26

8. Soul Survivor (Alternate take) 3:59

9. Good Time Women 3:21

10. Title 5 1:47

The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, guitar, percussion, tambourine, and maracas

Keith Richards – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals, and piano

Mick Taylor – guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar and backing vocals

Charlie Watts – drums

Bill Wyman – bass guitar and upright bass

Additional musicians

Nicky Hopkins – piano

Ian Stewart – piano

Bobby Keys – saxophone and percussion

Jim Price – trumpet, trombone, and organ

Billy Preston – piano and organ

Jimmy Miller – drums, percussion, and maracas

Al Perkins – pedal steel guitar

Bill Plummer – upright bass

Clydie King – backing vocals

Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) – backing vocals and piano

Venetta Fields – backing vocals

Shirley Goodman – backing vocals

Tami Lynn – backing vocals

Joe Green – backing vocals

Richard Washington – marimba

Jerry Kirkland – backing vocals

Kathi McDonald – backing vocals

Lisa Fischer – backing vocals (on bonus tracks)

Cindy Mizelle – backing vocals (on bonus tracks)

David Campbell – strings arrangement (on bonus track "Following the River")


LOW BUDGET - The Kinks (1979)

All songs by Ray Davies.

1. Attitude – 3:47

2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling – 5:58

3. Pressure – 2:27

4. National Health – 4:02

5. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – 5:59

6. Low Budget – 3:50

7. In a Space – 3:44

8. Little Bit of Emotion – 4:51

9. A Gallon of Gas – 3:47

10. Misery – 2:57

11. Moving Pictures – 3:47

Liner Notes:


DAVE DAVIES/Guitar, Backing Vocals


JIM RODFORD/Bass, Backing Vocals

RAY DAVIES/Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals

Additional contributors


Rhythm tracks recorded at The Power Station, New York*

Vocals at Blue Rock Studios, New York

Mixed at Konk Studios, London

Rehearsed at the Daily Planet

*Except "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" and "Low Budget" recorded at Konk Studios, London

Engineer/John Rollo

Mastered at Masterdisk, New York, by Bob Ludwig

and at Sterling Sound, New York, by Jack Skinner

Special Thanks to Scott Litt and Raymond Willhard at The Power Station

All songs Composed and Produced by Ray Davies

All Songs © 1979 Davray Music Ltd.

Cover Concept/Ray Davies

Photography/Gary Gross

Art Direction/Ron Kellum and Donn Davenport

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All tracks written by David Bowie except as noted.[26]

Side one

"Five Years" – 4:43

"Soul Love" – 3:33

"Moonage Daydream" – 4:35

"Starman" – 4:16

"It Ain't Easy" (Ron Davies) – 2:56

Side two

"Lady Stardust" – 3:20

"Star" – 2:47

"Hang on to Yourself" – 2:37

"Ziggy Stardust" – 3:13

"Suffragette City" – 3:19

"Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" – 2:57

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Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...)" Freddie Mercury 3:43

2. "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon" Mercury 1:08

3. "I'm in Love with My Car" Roger Taylor 3:05

4. "You're My Best Friend" John Deacon 2:50

5. "'39" Brian May 3:25

6. "Sweet Lady" May 4:01

7. "Seaside Rendezvous" Mercury 2:13

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "The Prophet's Song" May 8:17

2. "Love of My Life" Mercury 3:38

3. "Good Company" May 3:26

4. "Bohemian Rhapsody" Mercury 5:55

5. "God Save the Queen" Traditional, arr. May 1:11

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What can you say about a travelling band that boasts Derek And The Dominoes' Carl Radle on bass, Jim Gordon on drums, fronted by Leon Russel on piano; back up singers include Claudia Lanier and Rita Coolidge? Oh yeah, the lead singer ain't too bad either:

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Honky Tonk Women

Sticks And Stones

Cry Me A River

Bird On The Wire

Feelin' Alright


Let's Go Get Stoned

Blue Medley: I'll Drown In My Own Tears/ When Something Is Wrong With My Baby/ I've Been Loving You Too Long

Girl From The North Country

Give Peace A Chance

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Space Captain

The Letter

Delta Lady

James_Taylor_-_Sweet_Baby_James.jpg Sweet Baby James 1970

Sweet Baby James

Lo and Behold

Sunny Skies

Steamroller Blues

Country Road

Oh Susanna

Fire and Rain


Anywhere Like Heaven

Oh Baby, Don't You Loose Your Lip On Me

Suite for 20G

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Unknown Pleasures ~ Joy Division (1979)

Side one "Outside"

1. "Disorder" – 3:32

2. "Day of the Lords" – 4:49

3. "Candidate" – 3:05

4. "Insight" – 4:29

5. "New Dawn Fades" – 4:47

Side two "Inside"

1. "She's Lost Control" – 3:57

2. "Shadowplay" – 3:55

3. "Wilderness" – 2:38

4. "Interzone" – 2:16

5. "I Remember Nothing" – 5:53

All visceral, all emotional, all theatrical, all perfect -- one of the best albums ever.
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2. Blood on the Tracks (1975) - Bob Dylan


Dylan's masterpiece from the '70s.

Track Listing

All songs written by Bob Dylan.

Side one

"Tangled Up in Blue" – 5:42 (Sound 80 Studio - Minneapolis, MN - 12/30/74)

"Simple Twist of Fate" – 4:19 (A & R Studios - New York, NY - 9/19/74)

"You're a Big Girl Now" – 4:36 (Sound 80 Studio - Minneapolis, MN - 12/27/74)

"Idiot Wind" – 7:48 (Sound 80 Studio - Minneapolis, MN - 12/27/74)

"You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" – 2:55 (A & R Studios - New York, NY - 9/17/74)

Side two

"Meet Me in the Morning" – 4:22 (A & R Studios - New York, NY - 9/16/74)

"Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" – 8:51 (Sound 80 Studio - Minneapolis,MN - 12/30/74)

"If You See Her, Say Hello" – 4:49 (Sound 80 Studio - Minneapolis, MN - 12/30/74)

"Shelter from the Storm" – 5:02 (A & R Studios - New York, NY - 9/17/74)

"Buckets of Rain" – 3:22 (A & R Studios - New York, NY - 9/19/74)


Bob Dylan – Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Organ, Mandolin

Billy Peterson – Bass (Minneapolis Sessions)

Eric Weissberg – Banjo, Guitar (NYC Sessions)

Tony Brown – Bass (NYC Sessions)

Charles Brown, III – Guitar (NYC Sessions)

Bill Berg – Drums (Minneapolis Sessions)

Buddy Cage – Steel guitar (NYC Session)

Barry Kornfeld – Guitar (NYC Sessions)

Richard Crooks – Drums (NYC Sessions)

Paul Griffin – Organ, Keyboards (NYC Sessions)

Gregg Inhofer – Keyboards (Minneapolis Sessions - one of the local musicians hand picked & recruited by David Zimmerman)

Thomas McFaul – Keyboards (NYC Sessions)

Chris Weber – Guitar, 12 String Guitar (Minneapolis Sessions)

Kevin Odegard – Guitar (Minneapolis Sessions)

Peter Ostroushko - Mandolin (Minneapolis Sessions)

Phil Ramone – Engineer (NYC Sessions)

Pete Hamill – Liner Notes

Paul Till – Photo

David Oppenheim – Illustration

Ron Coro – Art Direction

I'm in awe of this album.

I can only quote

"It is a rare event that I can listen to an album, and think of every song as equally brilliant as the last one." source


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