Essential CDs in a CD collection

A Listmania! list by Dave (Herne Bay, Kent)
 
On the Beach
1.  On the Beach by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "A severly under-rated album which just entices from the first note to the last twang."
5.78   Used & New from: 3.35
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Focus 3
2.  Focus 3 by Focus
The list author says:
  "Flute driven rock at its best - my CD jumps its been played so much"
11.08   Used & New from: 5.97
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Larks Tongues in Aspic
3.  Larks Tongues in Aspic by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "A great album to test out in Hi Fi shops - if the speakers can take this etc . Book of Saturday is a classic love song."
19.99   Used & New from: 5.69
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Living In The Past
4.  Living In The Past by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "The original lavish production in both cover and music - blissful from start to end."
5.60   Used & New from: 3.15
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

La Woman
5.  La Woman by The Doors
The list author says:
  "Immediately engages with the quality of songs - the Doors' finest?"
17.17   Used & New from: 6.37
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Close to the Edge
6.  Close to the Edge by Yes
The list author says:
  "A hard choice from the Yes catalogue should it be this or Fragile.. or The Yes album etc.."
6.36   Used & New from: 2.53
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
7.  Emerson, Lake & Palmer by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  "Just brilliant"
10.99   Used & New from: 2.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Crosby, Stills & Nash
8.  Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
The list author says:
  "South Coast rock at its most persuasive edge"
6.22   Used & New from: 2.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Wild Things Run Fast
9.  Wild Things Run Fast by Joni Mitchell
The list author says:
  "An excellent CD from Mitchell showing brilliant songwriting (but get Misses first if you're investigating!)"
7.66   Used & New from: 3.35
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Abbey Road
10.  Abbey Road by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "It just hangs together so well and shows the Beatles as such a coherent group of songwriters - pity it also represented the end."
19.99   Used & New from: 2.62
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

This Is The Moody Blues
11.  This Is The Moody Blues by The Moody Blues
The list author says:
  "My copy is a double CD with all the best bits (and not too much of the now dated narration of poems)"
12.67   Used & New from: 3.87
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

In The Court Of The Crimson King
12.  In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "The production is so stunning it still sounds fresh and modern today."
12.99   Used & New from: 5.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Fire And Water
13.  Fire And Water by Free
The list author says:
  "Look out for the 2 on 1 with Heartbreaker"
6.43   Used & New from: 3.19
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Pawn Hearts
14.  Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graaf Generator
The list author says:
  "A plague of lighthouse keepers is worth the price of this one all by itself."
Used & New from: 3.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Bridge of Sighs
15.  Bridge of Sighs by Robin Trower
The list author says:
  "This was the one to get ready for a party to!"
14.95   Used & New from: 4.68
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

One More From The Road - Deluxe Edition
16.  One More From The Road - Deluxe Edition by Lynyrd Skynyrd
The list author says:
  "Saw Skynryrd live twice - the most exciting live show ever - both times"
19.49   Used & New from: 6.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Squawk
17.  Squawk by Budgie
The list author says:
  "Saw Budgie live twice as well- it was such a pity they did'nt become 'big' with the blend of soft and hard rock."
24.95   Used & New from: 17.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Suzanne Vega
18.  Suzanne Vega by Suzanne Vega
The list author says:
  "Someone reputedly won a 6th form National poetry competition by covering these lyrics."
4.67   Used & New from: 1.35
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Led Zeppelin III
19.  Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "The best Zeppelin album for me (it was a hard choice!)"
7.72   Used & New from: 1.90
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

Aqualung (Special Edition)
20.  Aqualung (Special Edition) by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "A study in air guitar combines with a finely crafted album"
6.99   Used & New from: 2.59
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
21.  The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
The list author says:
  "If only for Harry's house"
6.36   Used & New from: 2.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Decade
22.  Decade by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "Worth every penny as a retrospective of Neil Young's earlier work"
7.89   Used & New from: 3.21
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Lovelife
23.  Lovelife by Lush
The list author says:
  "Makes an instant impact and just keeps on going - happened to hear it in a record shop one day and had to buy it!"
5.49   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Wall
24.  The Wall by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "may have broke up the band but what a great concept withsuch passion in the songs."
18.92   Used & New from: 3.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Running On Empty
25.  Running On Empty by Jackson Browne
The list author says:
  "What I would have paid to be the photographer singing that duet!"
4.41   Used & New from: 1.41
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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