Should have been on Elektra

A Listmania! list by Andy Finney (Near Rutland Water)
 
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1.  Begin by Millennium
The list author says:
  "A supremely sophisticated album from a band including Curt Boettcher, this was reportedly the most expensive album Columbia (CBS) had ever produced. Worth every cent."
12.49   Used & New from: 5.60
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969 - 1973)
2.  The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969 - 1973) by Emitt Rhodes
The list author says:
  "Emitt spent some time as a recording engineer at Elektra but his albums were elsewhere. He was a skilled multi-tracker and produced some knock-out tracks with just his machinery for company."
Used & New from: 26.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Let It Bleed
3.  Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "Jac Holzman did try to sign the Stones back in the early 60s. But at least they recorded this album at Elektra Studios."
8.06   Used & New from: 3.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Martin Carthy
4.  Martin Carthy by Martin Carthy
The list author says:
  "Martin's first album, including his influential version of 'Scarborough Fair'. Still my favourite of his and a great piece of English folk."
8.90   Used & New from: 6.42
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Southbound
5.  Southbound by Doc Watson
The list author says:
  "I recorded him at Cambridge once and he called me 'Good Buddy'. All the famous tracks are here. A great album from a great player and a great guy."
13.60   Used & New from: 4.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Amazing Adventures Of The Liverpool Scene
6.  The Amazing Adventures Of The Liverpool Scene by Liverpool Scene
The list author says:
  "Highly under-rated band boasting poet Adrian Henry and guitarist Andy Roberts among its number. Not the complete set but it may be the best you can get. Roberts did make two Elektra albums of his own."
13.32   Used & New from: 10.51
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Bert Jansch
7.  Bert Jansch by Bert Jansch
The list author says:
  "We all bust our fingers trying to play Angie after we bought this album. Originally on the excellent Trannie label."
Used & New from: 19.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Fifth Dimension
8.  Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
The list author says:
  "Has to be my favourite Byrds album. It takes off with 'Eight Miles High' and never comes down."
7.94   Used & New from: 0.65
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Folk, Blues & Beyond
9.  Folk, Blues & Beyond by Davy Graham
The list author says:
  "Reissue version adds 'Angi' and 'She Moved Through the Fair' and the 4AD EP to an already extraordinary album."
8.61   Used & New from: 5.23
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
10.  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "My personal 'What If?'. What if Jac had been in New York instead of on the West Coast when Bob hit town."
4.26   Used & New from: 2.59
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Guitars & Other Cathedrals
11.  Guitars & Other Cathedrals by Adrian Legg
The list author says:
  "Astounding playing from Mr Legg. Try the title track and wonder how many arms he has."
15.95   Used & New from: 5.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Present Tense
12.  Present Tense by Sagittarius
The list author says:
  "The 'other' Boettcher band. Not as brilliant as Millennium (IMHO) but still excellent."
11.18
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Pet Sounds
13.  Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
The list author says:
  "OK ... 'Smile' was on Nonesuch so why shouldn't this have been on Elektra?"
8.00   Used & New from: 0.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Goons: Classic sketches from the Goons (EMI Comedy)
14.  The Goons: Classic sketches from the Goons (EMI Comedy) by Goons
The list author says:
  "Elektra issued a few British comedy LPs. Some Goons would have been a fitting addition. This CD contains three of the best."
6.86   Used & New from: 2.05
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Saucerful Of Secrets
15.  Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "With the Joe Boyd connection the Floyd could have signed to Elektra, but it was not to be."
16.66   Used & New from: 5.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Climax Chicago Blues Band (Replica Gatefold Sleeve)
16.  Climax Chicago Blues Band (Replica Gatefold Sleeve) by Climax Chicago Blues Band
The list author says:
  "Were this lot the British Butterfield? Back in 1968 I think they were heading that way. Underrated Stoke-rock debut."
11.50   Used & New from: 5.08
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Safe As Milk
17.  Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart
The list author says:
  "Subversive rock to lead you down the Yellow Brick Road with Ry Cooder slide and the Captain's microphone-melting voice."
9.99   Used & New from: 5.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Revolver
18.  Revolver by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest albums of all time should have been on one of greatest labels of all time."
9.80   Used & New from: 3.60
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

We're Only in it for the Money
19.  We're Only in it for the Money by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Rock and roll should be fun, as Frank said. It was a toss-up between this and 'Freak Out' as the most consistent slices of Zappa's skewed view of popular music."
12.90   Used & New from: 4.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Five Faces of Manfred Mann
20.  Five Faces of Manfred Mann by Manfred Mann
The list author says:
  "Contemporary with those early hits like '5-4-3-2-1' but steering clear of them to concentrate on jazzy-blues. And Paul Jones's voice is just great."
Used & New from: 3.81
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Electric Music for the Mind and Body
21.  Electric Music for the Mind and Body by Country Joe & The Fish
The list author says:
  "San Francisco blend of folk, jugband and rock featuring *THE* psychedelic album cover image."
6.05   Used & New from: 4.60
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Spirit
22.  Spirit by Spirit
The list author says:
  "LA rock straight from Topanga Canyon with some of the best melodies from the 1968 rock machine."
9.81   Used & New from: 5.66
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Complete Recordings
23.  The Complete Recordings by Robert Johnson
The list author says:
  "If these recordings had been in the Library of Congress I'm sure Jac Holzman would have given them the loving boxed-set treatment he gave Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie."
4.50   Used & New from: 3.13
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

Songs Of Leonard Cohen
24.  Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "I only recently discovered that John Hammond at Columbia just beat Jac Holzman and Elektra to signing Cohen. Judy Collins was, of course, a great champion of his songs."
6.62   Used & New from: 3.14
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Do You Believe in Magic / Daydream
25.  Do You Believe in Magic / Daydream by Lovin Spoonful
The list author says:
  "And finally. They almost were ... they wanted to be ... last but by no means least."
6.67   Used & New from: 5.00

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Last updated: 18/08/2011
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