I love those old vintage turntables and record players in the music shops, and I have been adding records into my Amazon wish list box for a few months.
Here are some of the records I would love to see in my Christmas stocking:
Eddie Cochran – The Memorial Album
Most of the best young rock’n’roll talent in the late fifties appeared to be cursed with best-known names dying young, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Buddy Holly were amongst them.
In April 1960 Liberty Records released the second 12 track albums. Just two weeks after Eddie’s tragic death the album was re-released with a different album cover and titled “The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album. A further two tracks were also added to the record.
I love fifties style rock’n’roll especially Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and the Everly Brothers. The catchy riffs still sound good today and remain timeless even 60 years after they were first recorded. They sound even better on Vinyl than any other platform.
Foo Fighters – Greatest Hits LP
I saw this album in Tesco and asked my mum a while back to get this for me for Christmas. I was supposed to see the Foo Fighters a couple of years ago in London. However, Dave Grohl broke his leg, so the whole European tour got cancelled. I thought that they would return to the UK as promised last year. However, that never happened. We are almost into 2017, and there is still not even a whisper of a hint that the Foo’s will be coming back to the UK. I don ‘t own a Foo Fighters album and what better way to start my collection than on vinyl.
Being a huge Nirvana fa, I personally would like all their records, however, I may be getting a bit too greedy.
I already own this album on CD. However, I would love to listen to this album on vinyl, especially the 20th-anniversary special edition. This vinyl album comes with two discs. The first disc is a remastered version of the original release and the second disc is a brand new mix of the album, by the record producer, Steve Albini.
I never realised just how talented Amy was until she was gone. I remember watching her in concert in Belgrade in Serbia on YouTube.I can remember as clear as day how she looked. Like a rabbit in the headlights, slurring her words and staggering around on stage before getting angry at the crowd when she was booed. I also remember telling my mum that she will be dead within weeks.
Guess what? I was up in bedroom 2 or 3 weeks later, and my mum shouted for me to come downstairs. She told me that Amy Winehouse was dead and there it was being confirmed on the News. I have listened to this album on YouTube several times since her death. I don’t own a copy of Back to Black, but I would like this album because it’s one of my favourite vinyls.
This record is just over half an hour long and consists of eleven catchy tunes which outlines her talent.
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