Ten albums that changed Richard Hall's life Updated with excerpts. - AC
Richard Hall strung us along over two days last week by splitting his "top 10 albums that changed my life" list into two parts: five here and five there. I knew a Stiff Little Fingers record had to be in there somewhere. But Peter, Paul and Mary? I never saw that one coming.
A couple of excerpts from Richard's lists:
Out of the Blue - Electric Light Orchestra I realise that this is going to blow my punk credentials right out of the water, but at my age there’s no use pretending to have any street cred. OotB is pure pop, but with more than a nod to 70’s ‘prog rock’. Not every track is a classic, but a couple of duds is surely acceptable on a double album. My punk and metal mates were appalled by it, but it has stood the test of time. Jeff Lynne deserves more credit than he generally receives.
In the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary There wasn’t a large record collection in the house when I was little, but there were a couple of albums by Peter, Paul and Mary. This one was released in the year of my birth and this was the one I reached for when I was first allowed to use the record player by myself. For me theirs will always be the definitive version of “Blowin’ in the wind”.