Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Vinyl Picks: a weekly column were we recommend three vinyl records that every When You Awake reader should own. This week we are focusing on artists that haven’t aged quite as hiply as they might have done*. Don’t get me wrong, I adore all of these musicians (seriously, adore them)…but until I had the chance to go back and really dig into their early music, I wouldn’t have been caught dead listening to them (“Can You Feel The Love Tonight?,” anyone?). That said, they all made ridiculously good records for a period of time, and today’s Vinyl Picks will pay tribute to a couple of those albums. First off, we have Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection, which is a bit of a fall masterpiece. Inspired by The Band’s Music From Big Pink, Tumbleweed was born out of John and lyricist Taupin’s fascination with Americana. Ebay has the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $5.00. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Elton John- My Father’s Gun
Next up, we have Rod Stewart’s 1971 record Every Picture Tells A Story. It features hits like “Maggie May” and “Mandolin Wind” plus covers of Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe” and Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is A Long Time.” The record also boasts some incredible musicians, including Stewart’s former Small Faces bandmates Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Ronnie Lane among others. Ebay has the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $2.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Rod Stewart- Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Lastly, we have Donovan with his second record, 1965’s Fairytale. The record contains “Colours,” “Sunny Goodge Street,” “Summer Day Reflection Song” among other classic Donovan songs. This appears to be the US release, which contains a cover of the Buffy Sainte-Marie tune “Universal Soldier.” The UK version, on the other hand, has a cover of Bert Jansch’s “Oh Deed I Do.” The auction is set to end tomorrow, September 11th and currently has zero bids at $9.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Donovan- Ballad of a Crystal Man
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