Saturday, 31 December 2011

Must Have Guitar Albums - Queen - Queen II

Queen's second album released in 1974 gave them their first hit single 'Seven Seas of Rye'
An epic album all about ogres fairys and all things mystical.

Track List:1. Procession - 1'13
2. Father To Son - 6'14
3. White Queen (As It Began) - 4'35
4. Some Day One Day - 4'22
5. The Loser In The End - 4'03
6. Ogre Battle - 4'07
7. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke - 2'41
8. Nevermore - 1'18
9. The March Of The Black Queen - 6'33
10. Funny How Love Is - 2'49
11. Seven Seas Of Rhye - 2'49

Must Have Guitar Albums - Queen - The Works

The Works was released in 1984 after the poorly recieved Hot Space album.
But Queen could still rock and Brian May had not lost his tade mark guitar sound. Guitar high points were It's a Hard Life, Hammer To Fall and the acoustic track Is This The World We Created


01.Radio Ga Ga6:51
02.Tear It Up3:26
03.It's A Hard Life4:10
04.Man On The Prowl3:28
06.I Want To Break Free7:12
07.Keep Passing The Open Windows5:21
08.Hammer To Fall4:27
09.Is This The World We Created2:13

Must Have Guitar Albums - Queen - A Day At The Races

Queen's fifth album released in 1976 the follow up album after A Night at the Opera.
Kicks of with Tie Your Mother Down (check out slide guitar solo) Includes Somebody To Love and Good Old Fashioned Loverboy.
Torriatte (let Us All Cling Together) was dedicated to the Japanese fans


01.Tie Your Mother Down3:43
02.You Take My Breath Away5:09
03.Long Away3:34
04.Millionaire Waltz4:55
05.You And I3:25
06.Somebody To Love5:01
07.White Man4:59
08.Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy2:54
10.Teo Torriatte (let Us All Cling Together)5:53

Must Have Guitar Albums - Queen - Sheer Heart Attack

Queen 3rd album released in 1974. Brighton Rock showcases Brian Mays use of delay. Killer Queen is a lesson into how to write a pop song. Stone Cold Crazy was later covered by Metallica and In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited is a true favourite amongst Queen fans.

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Must Have Guitar Albums - Queen - Jazz

Jazz album was released in 1978 containing the classics Dont Stop Me Now, Fat Bottomed Girls and Bicycle Race.


02.Fat Bottomed Girls4:29
04.Bicycle Race4:59
05.If You Can't Beat Them4:16
06.Let Me Entertain You3:02
07.Dead On Time3:24
08.In Only Seven Days2:29
09.Dreamers Ball3:30
10.Fun It3:29
11.Leaving Home Ain't Easy3:16
12.Don't Stop Me Now3:30
13.More Of That Jazz4:15

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Must Have Guitar Albums - Queen - News of the World

Queens 6th studio album released in 1977 boast no other than We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You. The track It's Late was one of the first recordings to use the two handed tapping technique later made famous by Van Halen. Watch out for the hidden acoustic gem Who Needs You with John Deacon on guitar.

Queen - News of the World (1977)
Track Listing Original Album
01 00:11 "We Will Rock You"
02 02:13 "We Are the Champions"
03 05:12 "Sheer Heart Attack"
04 08:38 "All Dead, All Dead"
05 11:43 "Spread Your Wings"
06 16:11 "Fight from the Inside"
07 19:14 "Get Down, Make Love"
08 23:03 "Sleeping on the Sidewalk"
09 26:09 "Who Needs You"
10 29:15 "It's Late"
11 35:40 "My Melancholy Blues" 
2011 Bonus EP
12 39:05 "Feelings Feelings (Take 10, July 1977)"
13 40:59 "Spread Your Wings (BBC Session, October 1977)"
14 46:24 "My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session, October 1977)"
15 49:36 "Sheer Heart Attack (Live in Paris, 28 February 1979)"
16 53:09 "We Will Rock You (Fast) (Live in Tokyo, November 1982)"

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Must Have Guitar Albums - led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelins 3rd album released in 1970. This album wasnt one of their biggest selling albums but showcases them as more than just a mainstream rock band.

1. Immigrant Song
2. Friends
3. Selebration Day
4. Since I've Been Loving You
5. Out On The Tiles
6. Gallows Pole
7. Tangerine
8. That's The Way
9. Bron-y-aur Stomp
10. Hats Off To (roy) Harper

Must Have Guitar Albums - led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelins second album from 1969. Guitar riffs of note are Whole Lotta Love and Heartbreaker

Track List
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is and What Should Never Be
3. The Lemon Song
4. Thank You
5. Heartbreaker
6. Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
7. Ramble On
8. Moby Dick
9. Bring It on Home

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Must Have Guitar Albums - led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

led Zeppelins 6th studio album released in 1975.
It pains me to say it but The X-Factor often use Kashmir in the build up to the judges coming on stage.

From a guitarist view point theres a lot of altered tunings that youd do well to learn

Physical Graffiti [Disc 1] (1975)
1. Custard Pie
2. The Rover
3. In My Time Of Dying
4. Houses Of The Holy
5. Trampled Under Foot
6. Kashmir

Physical Graffiti - Disc 2 (1975)
1. In The Light
2. Bron-yr-aur
3. Down By The Seaside
4. Ten Years Gone
5. Night Flight
6. The Wanton Song
7. Boogie With Stu
8. Black Country Woman
9. Sick Again

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Friday, 30 December 2011

Must Have Guitar Albums - led Zeppelin - House of the Holy

Released in March 1973 this was Led Zeppelins fifth studio album.
This album was a stylistic turning point in the lifespan of Led Zeppelin. Guitar riffs became more layered within Jimmy Page's production techniques and departed from the blues influences of earlier records.
Track Listing
1. The Song remains The Same
2.The Rain Song
3. Over The Hills And Far Away
4. The Crunge
5.Dancing Days
6. Dyer maker
7. No Quarter
8. The Ocean

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