In 18th installments of my CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES I’m yet to cover a Led Zeppelin album, but that changes now with the incredible Led Zeppelin IV. Released in 1971, their fourth album is my favourite of theirs and features eight incredible songs. Every album after this in my opinion struggled to match the greatness of the songs on this album, aside from perhaps Physical Graffiti. But there’s no doubt when I say this one album contained their best work, their most consistent songs and their most focused and driven playing.
When you think of the most unique and recognisable voices of all time, Janis Joplin is certainly near the top of the list. Her voice was a one of a kind and to this day stands out from any other female vocalist in the history of music, accept perhaps for Aretha Franklin. What we have in this article is her isolated vocal track from the song Move Over from her Pearl album. Take a listen:
The UK tour of 1971 saw The Rolling Stones stage their first at home since 1966. The band played to sold out venues across the country between the 4th and 26th March, with most of those dates featuring two shows from the band per night. On the 13th however, they were in Leeds playing at the University and we are well and truly blessed to have an exceptional quality bootleg that exists from the one show they played that day.
Monkberry Moon Delight is a song from McCartney’s second solo album RAM and features an incredibly powerful vocal performance from the man himself. It’s a great track but the vocals really stand out the most, so what we have in this article are the isolated vocal tracks in their entirety including Linda’s backing vocals. Take a listen:
Released in 1971 on John Lennon’s second solo album, Imagine, Gimme Some Truth is a song that Lennon wrote while he was still in The Beatles and there are a number of demo recordings of the song from the Get Back sessions in 1969. Lennon returned to the song a few years later, and what we have in this article is the isolated vocal track from the song.
1971 was a big year for the Allman Brothers in many ways. Not only did they finally achieve huge success after the release of their live album At Fillmore East which was released in July, but the year also saw the first chapter in their career come to a sudden and tragic halt. Founding member Duane Allman’s death on the 29th October 1971 would change the band forever, leaving behind (for the time being at least) the dual lead guitar format that had forged their musical sound from day one.