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Number 300

David Lindley - El Rayo-X (Asylum AS 52 283) David Lindley had already worked extensively with such artists as Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Crosby and Nash as a first rate multi-instrumentalist and session musician before going on to release his debut solo album in 1981. EL-RAYO-X was a...

Number 299

Captain Beefheart - The Spotlight Kid (Reprise K44162) Released in 1972, Captain Beefheart's sixth studio album was the first to be credited solely to Captain Beefheart, completely avoiding any mention of the Magic Band, who were obviously still very much present on this album. Returning to a more...

Number 298

Michelle Shocked - The Texas Campfire Tapes (Cooking Vinyl Cook 002) It was in 1984, when Dallas-born Karen Johnson changed her name to Michelle Shocked and two years after that, the British record producer Pete Lawrence captured on his Sony Walkman, a highly informal set of songs from around a...

Number 297

Dick Gaughan - A Different Kind of Love Song (Celtic Music CM 017) Coming after arguably Gaughan's finest album A Handful of Earth, with the collaborative album Parallel Lines with Andy Irvine sandwiched between, A Different Kind of Love Song sees Gaughan taking a political stance with some fine...

Number 296

Joe Egan - Out of Nowhere (Ariola AARL5021) After playing in a series of bands, singer songwriter Joe Egan teamed up with former school pal Gerry Rafferty to form Stealers Wheel, who had a series of hit records in the early 1970s, notably Stuck in the Middle With You , which Egan co-wrote with...

Number 295

Neil Young - After the Goldrush (Reprise Records RS 6383) The third solo album by Canadian singer songwriter Neil Young, was released almost simultaneously with albums by the other three members of his then band, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, yet this LP is the most memorable...

Number 294

Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes (Vertigo VEL1002) Following his departure from Fairport Convention in 1969, which was in turn followed by some success with his debut solo album under the guise of Matthews' Southern Comfort, together with a hit single of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock , Ian...

Number 293

Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes (Dunhill DS50089) This is actually the second album release by Emitt Rhodes, essentially a homemade album with Rhodes playing all the instruments, which Dunhill released after Rhodes agreed to re-record the vocals to adhere to strict music union rules, that albums...

Number 292

Free - Free (Island ILPS 9104) By the time Free had played the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, which showcased the band's current hit All Right Now, the young band had already released three albums, TONS OF SOBS recorded in 1968 but released the following year, the band's most popular album FIRE...

Number 291

The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia CS9670) Well once they'd upset the entire folk community with their jangly treatment of Dylan songs and traditional folk ballads, by August 1968 the Byrds turned their attention to Country music and released their sixth album Sweetheart of the Rodeo...

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