23 November 2022


Between 1969 and 1972, when music was ridiculously important to me, it was entire albums that I craved. In truth, singles really only touched me in a peripheral manner. If you were serious about music it was the LP's that really grabbed you.

Recently, I shared some of my favourite singles from 1971 and 1972 but tonight it's the turn of the albums, three for each year:-


"Blue" - Joni Mitchell:-

"Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" - The Moody Blues:-

"Tapestry" - Carole King:-


"Harvest" - Neil Young:-

"Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using)" - Jackson Browne:-

"Eagles" -  Eagles:-

In the previous "Albums" post I published for the years 1969 and 1970, I suggested a track from each of my favourites to make up a compilation album and so here we go again:-

"The Last Time I Saw Richard" - Joni Mitchell

"One More Time To Live" - The Moody Blues

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" - Carole King

"Heart of Gold" - Neil Young

"Song for Adam" - Jackson Browne

"Take It Easy" - The Eagles

And like last time, just before you go, here's just one of those songs to listen to. It's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" recorded by Carole King at the BBC in London - back in 1971. New York City born Carole  is now eighty years old and lives out west in the state of Idaho:-


  1. Of these Carole King's Tapestry is the one that stands out for me, and your chosen track has always been a particular favourite of mine.

  2. This was great music. I listened to all of it. The performers made things great .

  3. I don't think I ever really bought any albums. Cassette tapes were in by the time I started buying music and I couldn't tell you the names of any of them. You listened to some fine music.

  4. Great taste you have there, sir.

  5. Although most of the names (and even some of the album covers) are more or less familiar, I can't pretend they are or ever were "my" music; they were not played in my home during those years, and I was too little then to choose my own music.
    But I agree; to be serious about music and to understand what an artist means, one should delve into their albums.

  6. One of my favourite songs. I used to have the single I think, or maybe an album, but not Carole King, I think it was The Chiffons and I would sing along in my bedroom.

  7. Carol King has to be the pick the artists for me. It doesn't seem so long ago.

  8. Heart Of Gold would be my choice. Canada's produced some great singers and rock bands. Rush and April Wine especially.

    1. Choice of song off Harvest even.

  9. Lovely song from Carole King which still stands the test of time. I wonder how many of today's artists and tunes will.

  10. Some of my favourites there.

  11. Never did like the Moody Blues but beyond that, everything here was cherished by me as well. You should read Carole King's memoir.

  12. Yes to the Moody Blues and The Eagles. Not really keen on the others though.

  13. You've picked my favs. I am a seventies girl through and through. My sister always said "Take it Easy" was her favourite Eagles song but I've always struggled to choose. Sometimes it's "Desperado" and other times I waffle between "I Can't Tell You Why" and "The Best of My Love".

  14. Oh goodness - so many names to conjure up memories of a great time on the musical scene.

  15. Great albums all! Carole King seems like a very unlikely Idaho resident.

  16. Carole King was a favorite of mine.
    It's Thanksgiving here, Neil. I am thankful for your blog. :)

  17. From that list, Heart of Gold would be my favorite song and favorite album. The Eagles make me a little nauseous, to be honest.

  18. I have three of these. How young does Carole King appear - amazing that it has lasted so well. And to think it is over 50 years ago! The equivalent timespan the other way and would have been the first world war - consider the difference in music between those dates, and yet these albums are still classics

  19. All my favorites too and they have all held up well.


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