Missed this: Last month, award-winning music journalist Tom Moon’s book 1,000 Recording To Hear Before You Die was released. There is also an accompanying website, 1000recordings.com.
Among the 1,000 recordings listed in the book:
- James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James
- Cat Stevens’ Tea for the Tillerman
- Carole King’s Tapestry
- Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark
- Jackson Browne’s Late for the Sky
Noticeably missing is Carly Simon (either No Secrets or Boys in the Trees would seem appropriate) and Joni Mitchell’s Blue.
Other entries include Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Leonard Cohen, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s Déja Vu, Randy Newman’s 12 Songs, John Lennon’s Imagine, The Eagles’ Hotel California and Paul Simon’s Graceland. Bob Dylan gets 4 entries: Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, and Love and Theft. The Beatles get 6: A Hard Day’s Night, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album) and Abbey Road.