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An American Treasure (Deluxe) – Tom Petty
This album is Mr. Petty’s Opus, if you will. It includes not only his well-known songs with the Heartbreakers, but also, rare and remixed songs, and solo compositions. Reviewers have loved album often stating it is a “True Treasure.” It’s a fitting finale to the life and art of one of Rock and Roll’s greatest.
Black Sabbath (Super Sonic Years: The Seventies Singles Box Set) Vinyl
Despite their belief that their music didn’t lend itself to the singles format and their 2+ year ban on releasing singles, in the end, they found the best way to do it, release whole box set of them! The heavy metalers have always done it and done it big, and here they are doing it again. Along with their well-known songs, you will find plenty of unique content in the set and it’s a great way to introduce your kids to what real rock and roll should sound like.
The Message: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (vinyl)
A must have for any Rap enthusiast. This was the first rap album to focus in on social commentary rather than a more party or self-congratulatory content. It has become a regular sample for later hip hop artists and an inspiration for generations of artists thereafter including NWA and Public Enemy.
Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box
There are a ton of great compilation albums out there, but few touch the era in as holistic a manner as this one, and it’s fellow culture boxes dealing with the 60’s and 80’s. If you are a music aficionado of the period, this collection is a must, containing, disco, rock, pop and early new wave.
Beauty and the Beat: Go Go’s, Vinyl
Beauty and the Beat was the break out album for the band and led to the rapid popularity of the new wave group that was almost unimaginable for all girl band that wrote their own songs at that time. Half pop, half punk, this was one of the defining moments for the up and coming new wave music genre.
The Hurting: Tears for Fears, Vinyl
The band that would go on to have hit after hit in the new wave and synth pop scene started it all in the U.S. with their album, “The Hurting.” Darker in theme than their other albums this one touches very soul with danceable and yet emotional songs that will still touch you today.
Greatest Hits (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl/Limited Anniversary Edition/Gatefold Cover): Earth, Wind, and Fire, Vinyl
Earth, Wind, and Fire has achieved heights that few other bands have come close to. Known for their funky, fun and soulful sound, their well-choregraphed performances, and their horn section, this album will have you dancing to some of their best hits.
Foo Fighters LP: Foo Fighters, Vinyl + download card
The Foo Fighters’ first release, allegedly Dave Grohl wrote and performed all the instruments himself. The band is named after the old World War II term for an unidentified aircraft and was chosen because Mr. Grohl wanted to stay anonymous, still recovering from the death of his bandmate, Kurt Cobain. This album set the stage for one of the greatest of alternative acts of all time.
Rio Double Vinyl, Reissued: Duran Duran, Vinyl
Rio was Duran Duran’s second album, but it was their breakout in the U.S., peaking at #6 on Billboard in 1983. The band’s songs “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Rio” would become synonymous with the new wave movement of the time. This remastered version is a double album with additional tracks.
Like, Omigod! The ’80s Pop Culture Box Totally: Various, CD Box Set
This is an amazing 7 CD box set that includes hits from almost every genre of the era, including hair metal, synth-pop, new wave, hip hop and rock. The set also contains a pop culture booklet discussing the era’s pop history. This set makes a great gift for any fan of the 80’s.
Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl): Led Zeppelin, Vinyl
This remastered double LP of the classic Led Zeppelin album has it all, not only the original play list, but 9 additional songs including remixed and new releases. It includes the “Immigrant Song,” recently used in the 2017, “Thor: Ragnaork” movie, “Gallows Pole” and “Out on the Tiles,” a tune about the band’s early days playing in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Slippery When Wet (Limited Edition Translucent Red 180-gram): Bon Jovi/Vinyl
This album was the first Glam Rock album to have three songs hit the top 10 on the Bill Board “Hot 100” and the first for any such band to have two back to back number ones. The album contains the hits “Dead or Alive,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and “You Give Love a Bad Name/”. This particular offering is a Bon Jovi fan’s collectable dream with its translucent red vinyl.
Beatles “Blue Album” (1967-1970): The Beatles/Vinyl
The Blue Album covers the band’s most popular hits from 1967 to its break up in 1970. Compiled by their manager, Allen Klein. Due to bootlegging issues, it was declared the only such “authorized” album at the time of its release in 1973 and it promptly topped the Bill Board chart taking the number 1 position.
The Beatles (“Red Album”) (1962-1966): The Beatles/Vinyl
Released at the same time as its companion, “The Blue album” this compilation covers the Beatles earlier years. Due to space considerations, the album only included those songs composed by the band and not their popular covers such as “Twist and Shout.” The release hit the number 3 position on the Bill Board charts, beaten out by its sister, “The Blue Album for the number one spot.
Rumours: Fleetwood Mac/Vinyl
This album was produced amongst much turmoil within the band as the romances within the group came crashing down. Despite that, the album hit the top 40 in both the U.S. and U.K and won the Grammy for album of the year. If you don’t have this one in your collection, you are missing a big part of the musical history of the 70’s.
Paradise Theater: Styx/Vinyl
Styx’s concept album about the birth, life, and finally abandonment of a Chicago theater, it is often considered a metaphor for life in the U.S. during the 70’s and 80’s. Given the turbulent times that America faces again, it is as relevant today as it was when it was release some 37+ years ago.
Their Satanic Majesties Request – 50th Anniversary Special Edition: Rolling Stones/Vinyl
While this 1967 release received mixed reviews at the time of its release it has gone on to be considered a requirement by many collectors. It is recognized for its use of unconventional instruments and African rhythms.
The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane-Greatest Hits: Jefferson Airplane/Vinyl
Known for being in the forefront of the psychedelic rock trend of the late 60’s this band, the band was the first out of the “San Francisco scene” to break into the international scene. This record has all of their greatest hits including “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love,” both of which are on Bill Board’s Greatest 500 Songs of All Time”
Wings Over America: Wings/Vinyl
Paul McCartney’s follow up band to the Beatles, Wings, hit it out of the ball park with this triple disc live album, that included their full concert at the Forum in Los Angeles, during their 1976 tour. The album includes not only Wing’s songs, but also a few Beatles tunes, such as “Blackbird” and “The Long and Winding Road.” It also contains Wing’s fans’ favorites such as “Silly Love Songs” and “Jet.”
History/America’s Greatest Hits: America/Vinyl
Originally released in 1975, this record contains all of America’s charting singles up to that point. The album was named “History” in part due to the band’s habit of releasing albums whose titles start with the letter “H.” With such classics as “Sister Golden Hair,” “A Horse with No Name,” and “Venture a Highway,” this record is a requirement for anyone who loves soft rock and folk rock.
Possibly the most important album of the grunge movement, bringing the sound to the general population and out of the bar scene. This record was the second by Nirvana but the first to feature David Grohl with the band. The album has multiple hits including “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Lithium.”
Please (2018 Remastered Version): Petshop Boys/Vinyl
The Pet Shop Boys break out album that went on to make the band one of the top synth-pop groups of the 80’s. While somewhat simpler in its musical composition than their later albums, it is still lyrically as rich as anything they put out. The record had four major hits off of it including “Opportunities,” “Westend Girls” and “Love Comes Quickly.”
Greatest Hits: Notorious BIG/Vinyl
killed in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997, Rap lost one of its greats. Biggie, as he was often known, was one of the driving forces behind the East Coast rap scene and one of the only rappers to have an album go Diamond. This record contains many of his greatest hits, some released after his passing. It’s a requirement for anyone who loves Old Skool.
The Complete Vinyl Box Set: Midnight Oil/Vinyl
Midnight Oil is one of the great rebellious new wave bands to come out of Australia. The band’s legacy will be that of mixing political statements with the cool synth sound of the 80’s that in turn would influence many of the bands that would breakout in the 90’s and Twenty First century. This collection includes all 11 of Midnight Oil’s studio albums and two of their EP’s. It’s a must for any lover of the 80’s or of music with meaning.
The Chic Organization 1977-1979: Chic/Vinyl
While Chic’s initial run was a short one, the band had a never ending effect upon the music scene. The band catapulted both Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards into the stratosphere of music producers and song writers and the band’s music is still a requirement for every DJ and dancehall today. This multi-album collection includes all their great hits and some you may have forgotten.
Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas: Santana/Vinyl
Santana was the first truly well-known Latino rock group, and what a rock group it is! Known for their music’s Latin influence and with over 100 million albums sold, one of the highest selling groups of all time, their unique sound is worth the price of admission, as the saying goes.
Diesel & Dust: Midnight Oil/Vinyl
The sixth Midnight Oil release, this is a concept album grappling with the issues of indigenous Australians and the environment. It was on point when it was released in 1987 and now it is perhaps even more relevant than ever before. With hits like “Beds are Burning” and “The Dead Heart,” it belongs in the collection of every lover of music, politics, and the 80’s.
Simon and Garfunkel ‘s Greatest Hits: Simon and Garfunkel/Vinyl
Released in 1972, just a few months after the band broke up. The album is a compilation of some of their greatest hits as studio recordings along with some previously unreleased live versions. With songs like “Mrs. Robinson,’ “The Boxer,” and “The Sounds of Silence” this album is a hit!