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The "one"?
03/07/16 at 00:51:22
 
What is the one best album?
I know that it is a question that really can't be answered.
But push comes to shove, what do you really like?
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Reply #1 - 03/07/16 at 01:06:53
 
Pink Floyd -- Wish You Were Here.  On vinyl of course.  And you can't beat the album art!   Smiley
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Reply #2 - 03/07/16 at 12:10:04
 
Gosh, I've actually thought of this and I'd have to say either Miles Davis "Bitches Brew," or Jimi Hendrix "Band of Gypsys." But if my life is happiest and mellowest, Duke Ellington "Ellington Indigos."
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Reply #3 - 03/07/16 at 17:29:21
 
Quote:
or Jimi Hendrix "Band of Gypsys."


Gee, I have an old copy of this.  I'll have to give it a listen!

King Crimson, "Court of the Crimson King" is also a contender.
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Reply #4 - 03/07/16 at 17:57:43
 
The original B O Gypsies with tripping waxwork dolls of Hendrix, John Peel, Brian Jones and..........remember it well.
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Larks Tongues In Aspic. It would be a tough call for the Desert Island between that and Electric Ladyland.
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Reply #5 - 03/07/16 at 18:02:25
 
That would be the Track import cover, as the US release has the original cover of Hendrix and his guitar, but yeah, great music. . . . I think the US cover best represents the album as he had left the British Pop scene behind him by then.

Band of Gypsys covers
US Capitol LP cover:


UK Track Records cover:


Honestly, I'd probably say "Bitches Brew" if I could only pick one to be "the one," but "Band of Gypsys" is so close, both have been so influential in my musical world.

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Reply #6 - 03/07/16 at 22:29:07
 
Oh no. I cannot pick!
Every time I make up my mind to say it, one of the contenders pops into my head and I feel too guilty to type it!
Damn!
If I had to say which has the most worn groove it would no doubt be this:

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Reply #7 - 03/07/16 at 23:35:49
 
I stopped after I asked this question and asked it to myself.
Everyone is right, top 5 is easy, #1 is much harder. It is like figuring what child is your favorite (easy for me, no kids) or your favorite ice cream.
Today I'm going with "Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon.
Tomorrow it might be "Texas Flood" by Stevie Ray Vaughan
The next day it might be "Borderline" by Ry Cooder
Thursday it might be "Childish Things" by James McMurtry
Damn, this is hard.
Oh, I forgot "Bring the Family" by John Hiatt
and....and....

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Reply #8 - 03/21/17 at 18:52:34
 
I feel the need to chime in with another Hendrix album I'm particularly fond of. Rainbow Bridge. The original tapes were stolen and he went to the studio (probably pissed off) and came up with a whale of a recording.
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Reply #9 - 03/21/17 at 19:03:54
 
I hate to be "that guy" but I don't believe that the story about tapes being lost is at all accurate. Rainbow Bridge was an album compiled after his death without his involvement from a number of tapes that were both studio and live.

Here's the skinny on Rainbow Bridge:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bridge_(album)

The tapes for the first "final mix" of the Axis Bold as Love album were lost. . .Hendrix had left them in a taxi and when he realized it they were never found and returned to him. He went back in the studio and created a second mix. . . he had been really proud of and happy with the mix tapes that were lost, but he did a great job with the second mix in my opinion. . . .

Here's the skinny on Rainbow Bridge:
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Reply #10 - 03/21/17 at 19:56:41
 
No problem at all. I appreciate the correction. I agree with the wikipedia person saying that the studio versions are excellent finished tracks. Pali Gap, Hey Baby and Earth Blues are amazing songs. I love the "perfect woo" towards the end of Earth Blues.
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Reply #11 - 03/21/17 at 20:39:31
 
It's a great record. . . "Earth Blues" has always been a favorite of mine, I love the simplicity of the basic riff.

I hope one day they release the entire Maui concert either on video or just the audio, cleaned up. . . . I think it has the potential to be awesome.
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