Archive for the 'Classic Albums' Category

27 Jan

Old Albums are Selling Better Than New Thanks to Vinyl Records

It’s no secret that I at the Classic Vinyl Record am into classic rock and metal than new, pop music. So this story warms my vinyl heart. Older albums have outsold new albums in 2015. More people bought something old than something new. In this case, new is a term used for anything younger than […]

11 Jan

Remembering David Bowie – Changesonebowie

Sad news today, David Bowie died yesterday (January 10, 2016) after fighting cancer. He had a very, very long career not only as a singer, but also as an actor, producer and much more. One of my first exposures to Bowie was the movie Labyrinth, but his music became a staple on classic rock radio […]

23 Sep

Spotify Music Service For Hard to Find Albums

I have been using Spotify for a few months now, and I have to say that I love it. I don’t normally talk about services or programs, but I love this. I am not being paid in any way to say this. I have barely touched iTunes since I got Spotify. There is so much […]

07 Apr

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Emerson Lake and Palmer

The title seems a bit redundant, but it is the self-title debut album of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Released in 1970, Emerson, Lake and Palmer was the first album from ELP. It is basically a solo album for all three members as only the first song was a combined effort. Extended solos and songs, complex […]

24 Feb

Journey – Frontiers on Vinyl Record Album

I have already talked about the Journey album Escape, so here is Frontiers, which was the next album released by Journey after Escape in 1983. Frontiers was Journey’s second biggest selling album. I am not a big fan of American Idol. I am one of those people who watch the auditions just to see how […]

08 Jan

Rush – Moving Pictures Album on Vinyl

I have always been a moderate fan of Rush. I say moderate, because regular Rush fans (usually drummers) tend to be extremely passionate about them. Rush is one of those bands that dabbled in progressive music, but never fully became progressive, especially in their later years. This album, though, is considered to be an essential […]

30 Dec

Paul Simon – Graceland Album

In 1986, Graceland by Paul Simon was one of the biggest albums released. It hit #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the UK charts. It also got a Grammy for Album of the year, and one for Graceland as song of the year. After not having much success, Paul Simon came out with […]

13 Nov

Billy Squier – Don’t Say No Vinyl Record

Here is a staple of classic rock radio. Billy Squier’s ‘The Stroke’ has been played and played so much, it is almost one of those songs you start to tune out. However, this doesn’t change the fact that it is a good song, and a great album. The Stroke went to #3 on the Mainstream […]

06 Nov

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here is probably my favorite Pink Floyd Album. I love Dark Side of the Moon, but Wish You Were Here just edges it out with Shine On You Crazy Diamond. WYWH is the 7th album by Pink Floyd. Recorded in 1975, much of the subject matter is about Syd Barrett. His drug […]

29 Jul

Yes – Yessongs on Vinyl

I am a big fan of progressive rock, and no prog-rock collection is complete without Yes. I have already reviewed Relayer by Yes. Yessongs is a 3 disc (vinyl record discs) collection of live concert recordings. It was recorded during the Close To The Edge tour, and was released in 1973. Yessongs features extended solos […]