70's Bliss - They REALLY Don't Make Them Like This Anymore

A Listmania! list by A. B. Kennedy (UK)
 
6 6 6
1.  6 6 6 by Aphrodite's Child
The list author says:
  "Greek inspired lunacy. Vangelis and Demis Rousos together in a studio with all sorts of fantastic instruments to create a prog monster."
9.83   Used & New from: 5.52
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Chapter III Vol 1
2.  Chapter III Vol 1 by Manfred Mann Chapter Three
The list author says:
  "Heavily leaning jazz album with sinister spoken / whispered vocals, stabbing brass instruments and a rare groove. Just listen to Travelling Lady or Devil Woman."
12.66   Used & New from: 5.91
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Solid Air
3.  Solid Air by John Martyn
The list author says:
  "Solid Air is inspired. But the rest of the album is just as good. Folkie/jazzy greatness."
5.90   Used & New from: 2.57
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Elastic Rock
4.  Elastic Rock by Nucleus
The list author says:
  "Excellent smooth jazz rock with a few freakout moments for good measure (as you would expect of course)"
9.85   Used & New from: 6.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Third
5.  Third by Soft Machine
The list author says:
  "This is just brilliant. Took me a very long time to get into this. But once I was there I never came back. Buy it. Persevere. Love it."
Used & New from: 6.37
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Free Hand - 35th...
6.  Free Hand - 35th... by Gentle Giant
The list author says:
  "My favourite GG studio album. A fine mix of vocal dexterity, rock guitar, and mediaeval midwifery. What more could you ask for of an album?"
Used & New from: 6.76
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Cyclone
7.  Cyclone by Tangerine Dream
The list author says:
  "Tangerine Dream certainly didn't make them like this again. Their 'vocal' album and Steve Jolliffe really adds a great extra dimension to the music. Again great flute too."
7.47   Used & New from: 3.28
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Live Playing the Foo
8.  Live Playing the Foo by Gentle Giant
The list author says:
  "GG's studio albums could sound quite cold. This live album blows all that away. The musicianship, the singing, the songs. All top top drawer. These guys show you how rock recorders should be played."
21.76   Used & New from: 7.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

All Sensations
9.  All Sensations by Alex Harvey Band
The list author says:
  "Every music fan should own this. Forget the novelty of Delilah and check out Faith Healer, Framed, St.Anthony....they're all brilliant."
7.45   Used & New from: 2.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Red, 30th Anniversary Edition
10.  Red, 30th Anniversary Edition by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "What an album! Very heavy in parts, pounding bass, crazed percussion. It has to be heard to be believed."
9.01   Used & New from: 6.11
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

Godbluff
11.  Godbluff by Van Der Graaf Generator
The list author says:
  "Peter Hammill sounds deranged as soon as he starts singing Arrow. Not for the faint hearted."
8.44   Used & New from: 4.15
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Journey To The Center Of The Earth
12.  Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Rick Wakeman
The list author says:
  "It's albums like this that make the music of the 70's so fantastic. A musical interpretation of Veurne's Journey to Centre of the Earth. Cracking idea!"
5.23   Used & New from: 1.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Welcome
13.  Welcome by Santana
The list author says:
  "Nothing like the original Santana band. This one is much more jazz infused, and all the better for it actually. A really unusual listen, but very enjoyable at the same time."
6.23   Used & New from: 2.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Clear Air Turbulence
14.  Clear Air Turbulence by Ian Gillan Band
The list author says:
  "Gillan does funk and jazz!! Forget the Gillan of Deep Purple, and soak in the delights of Clear Air Turbulence"
8.95   Used & New from: 2.99
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Powerage
15.  Powerage by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "With none of their biggest songs on this album, it's often overlooked, but that makes it even better as a collection of scuzzy boogie rock with each track bringing a smile to your face."
6.30   Used & New from: 2.63
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

I Robot
16.  I Robot by Alan Parsons Project
The list author says:
  "From the electronics of the opening track to the final choral orchestration of Total Eclipse and Genesis - this is superb stuff. (He helped make Dark Side don't ya know)"
Used & New from: 2.84
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Whatevershebringswesing
17.  Whatevershebringswesing by Kevin Ayers
The list author says:
  "Every song is different. Love Floyd? Then the first track is a condensed Atom Heart. Bottom of the Well is evil tape loops and creepiness. Go Buy."
7.99   Used & New from: 4.02
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Shamal
18.  Shamal by Gong
The list author says:
  "This was the bridging album between Daevid Allen leaving and the band becoming full blown jazz-rock. And it gets the balance just right."
8.15   Used & New from: 4.30
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Fourth / Fifth
19.  Fourth / Fifth by Soft Machine
The list author says:
  "If you thought 3 was hard to get into. Wait until you hear this! But again, perseverance brings great rewards."
4.67   Used & New from: 3.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Dive Deep
20.  Dive Deep by Quintessence
The list author says:
  "With more sitars than you could shake a baji at, this album is full of indian mysticism, superb jams, and most importantly, brilliantly memorable tunes."
10.14   Used & New from: 5.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

USA (30th Anniversary Edition)
21.  USA (30th Anniversary Edition) by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "Before 'Red' there was this! What a live album. The sound is sooo heavy. Based largely on the 'Larks' LP, with an amazing version of Starless at the end. Truly essential."
8.99   Used & New from: 5.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Made In England
22.  Made In England by Atomic Rooster
The list author says:
  "The Rooster album that often gets forgotten about. But it shouldn't. There are some excellent V.Crane tracks on here with some full blown Chris Farlowe vocals. Definitely worth investigating."
9.27   Used & New from: 6.65
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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