2006 CD ACQUISITIONS OF THE YEAR

The star rating system takes into account that these were all "Acquisitions Of The Year" to warrant inclusion here. Therefore * represents 50-60%, ** is 60-70%, *** is 70-80%, **** is 80-90% and ***** is 90-99.9% (we're talking Pet Sounds, Blood On The Tracks or Forever Changes here). The pricing and packaging etc. are not relevant to the rating

Although I have listened to tracks from every CD here, only those in bold have been played in full. Subsequently some of these have been given a star rating. Notes of generally available CDs are written up only after the CD has been fully investigated, indexed and given at least one star to qualify. Where appropriate, click on the link to see what I found out about it.

JANUARY
13/1/06 Dusty Springfield
Classics And Collectibles
(77.09/77.47)***

FEBRUARY
4/2/06 Grateful Dead
Two From The Vault (US Import)
(54.50/54.22)***
8/2/06 Trees
On The Shore
(49.09)**
8/2/06 Martha and the Vandellas
Early Classics
(46.14)***
13/2/06 Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
(78.11/72.05/79.52/78.14/79.51)***
18/2/06 Pink Floyd
Works (US Import)
(41.59)**
22/2/06 Eighteenth Day Of May
Eighteenth Day Of May
(47.45)***
22/2/06 Grateful Dead
Fillmore West 1969
(61.43/62.24/79.02)****
22/2/06 Dr Feelgood
Live At The BBC 1974-5
(64.15)***
23/2/06 Eclection
Eclection
(43.34)**

MARCH
3/3/06 Country Joe and the Fish
The Life And Times Of Country Joe and the Fish
(77.15)***
6/3/06 Compilation
This Is Northern Soul! The Motown Sound Vol. 1
(66.51/66.01)***
10/3/06 Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Rattlesnakes
(35.51/57.19)****
10/3/06 Ramones
Ramones Anthology - Hey Ho Let's Go!
(78.55/77.18)****
15/3/06 All About Eve
Keepsakes - A Collection
(76.44/74.37)***
17/3/06 Marvin Gaye
Early Classics
(47.55)**
29/3/06 Crystals
Ultimate Collection
(77.25)****
29/3/06 Darlene Love
The Best Of Darlene Love
(76.43)***
30/3/06 Irma Thomas
Straight From The Soul
(61.42)***
30/3/06 Pogues
The Ultimate Collection/Live At The Brixton Academy
(75.02/77.46)****
30/3/06 Gram Parsons
Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels - The Gram Parsons Anthology
(77.55/78.36)***

APRIL
3/4/06 Cocteau Twins
Lullabies To Violaine (Vol. 1)
(68.15/55.41)***
8/4/06 Beatles
The Capitol Albums (Vol. 2)
(52.23/55.59/59.05/58.59)***
11/4/06 Kevin Ayers
Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You - The Island Records Years
(76.23/54.56)**
12/4/06 Lovin' Spoonful
Do You Believe In Magic
(43.32)****
13/4/06 Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders  
Solid Senders (62.41)***
15/4/06 Temptations
Live At The Copa/The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul
(72.15)**
27/4/06 Shangri-Las
Myrmidons Of Melodrama
(78.40)****
27/4/06 Incredible String Band
"U"
(52.03/55.50)**

MAY
10/5/06 Gay and Terry Woods
Lake Songs From Red Waters
(76.53)***
12/5/06 Dion
Presenting Dion And The Belmonts/Runaround Sue
(71.33)***
15/5/06 John Mayall and the Blues Breakers
A Hard Road
(54.07/60.36)****
17/5/06 Chiffons
One Fine Day (
58.58)**
22/5/06 Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
Amsterdam '80
(74.06)***
31/5/06 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Join Hands
(48.18)***
31/5/06 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Kaleidoscope
(71.54)***

LONDON TRIP (M&VE VOUCHERS)
22/5/06 Everly Brothers
From Nashville To Hollywood
(56.37)***
22/5/06 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(63.37)****
22/5/06 Mary Love
Then And Now
(79.31)**
22/5/06 Al Green
The Legendary Hi Albums (Vol. 2)
(74.52/76.39)***

JUNE
16/6/06 Delgados
The Complete BBC Peel Sessions
(54.54/52.04)****
24/6/06 Richard and Linda Thompson
Pour Down Like Silver
(67.43)***

JULY
1/7/06 Delta Five
Singles And Sessions 1979-1981
(45.26)***
1/7/06 Tyrannosaurus Rex
A Beard of Stars
(75.47)***
3/7/06 Barrett Strong
The Complete Motown Collection
(58.54)*
7/7/06 Dr Feelgood
Down By The Jetty
(56.31/76.21)****
19/7/06 Compilation
Gaz's Rockin Blues Club Classics
(69.53/71.46)**

AUGUST
12/8/06 Broadcast
The Future Crayon
(69.40)***
12/8/06 Electrelane
Singles, B-Sides And Live
(74.17)**
16/8/06 Small Faces
From The Beginning
(44.19)**
19/8/06 Jerry Lee Lewis
Southern Roots/Boogie Woogie Country Man
(78.25)***

SEPTEMBER
8/9/06 Kinks
BBC Sessions 1964-1977
(49.46/53.22)***
13/9/06 Booker T and the MGs
Hip Hug-Her
(31.07)**
15/9/06 Broadcast
Tender Buttons
(40.38)***
15/9/06 Chuck Berry
Blues
(39.50)***
23/9/06 Compilation
Mama's Got A Bag Of Her Own
(73.15)*
25/9/06 Sinéad O'Connor
So Far... The Best Of Sinéad O'Connor
(74.30)*
29/9/06 Miracles
Early Classics
(48.51)***
29/9/06 Jimmy Ruffin
Early Classics
(52.20)***
29/9/06 John Martyn
Solid Air
(41.13)**
29/9/06 Etta James
The Very Best Of Etta James
(52.52/53.47/55.13)**
30/9/06 Solex
Low Kick And Hard Bop
(42.16)***

OCTOBER
15/10/06 Rolling Stones
Rarities 1971-2003
(79.30)***
15/10/06 Nancy Sinatra
The Essential Nancy Sinatra
(76.57)***
15/10/06 Cat Power
The Greatest
(41.50)***
17/10/06 Compilation
Good Girls Gone Bad - Wild, Weird And Wanted
(65.42)**
17/10/06 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Live At The BBC
(56.57/51.53)***
17/10/06 Be Good Tanyas
Hello Love
(59.02)**
17/10/06 Compilation
Good Girls Gone Bad - Wild, Weird And Wanted
(65.42)**
20/10/06 Marvelettes
The Best Of The Marvelettes - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection (US Import)
(28.42)***
20/10/06 Compilation
The Jack Nitzsche Story - Hearing Is Believing
(76.28)***
20/10/06 Compilation
The Jack Nitzsche Story (Vol. 2) - Hard Workin' Man
(76.25)***
25/10/06 Byrds
There Is A Season
(64.49/66.18/78.43/71.22)****
25/10/06 Compilation
Revolution Rock: A Clash Jukebox
(65.51)**

NOVEMBER
1/11/06 Ike & Tina Turner
The Kent Years
(62.59)**
1/11/06 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Voices On The Air - The Peel Sessions
(69.58)***
1/11/06 Hatfield and the North
The Rotters Club
(63.24)*
6/11/06 Gladys Knight and the Pips
Everybody Needs Love/Feelin' Bluesy
(79.55)**
6/11/06 Gladys Knight and the Pips
Silk'N'Soul/Nitty Gritty
(79.23)**
27/11/06 Beatles
Love
(78.50)****

DECEMBER
9/12/06 Small Faces
Small Faces
(62.51)***
11/12/06 Electrelane
The Power Out
(43.28)**
25/12/06 Compilation
Down In The Basement
(72.17)***

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