2007 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.

FEBRUARY
21/2/07 Creation
"Our Music Is Red - With Purple Flashes"
(69.58)**
21/2/07 Manfred Mann
A's B's & EP's
(63.58)**
21/2/07 John Mayall and the Blues Breakers
Live At The BBC
(36.57)**

MARCH
17/3/07 Chicken Shack
The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
(74.14/71.50/51.06)**
19/3/07 Compilation
Complete Motown Singles Vol. 2: 1962
(72.54/76.30/73.26/71.48)***
19/3/07 Junior Walker and the All Stars
Shotgun/Soul Session
(79.06)***
21/3/07 Pretty Things
The BBC Sessions
(79.10/79.08)***
29/3/07 Fall
Reformation Post TLC
(61.22)***

APRIL
3/4/07 Byrds
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
(55.05/61.20)****
5/4/07 Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
Take Two Plus
(53.12)**
7/4/07 Fairport Convention
House Full - Live At The LA Troubadour
(53.42)***
20/4/07 Compilation
This Is Soul
(79.29)***

MAY
6/5/07 Bob Dylan
World Gone Wrong
(43.56)**
6/5/07 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Mr Wonderful
(56.25)****
14/5/07 Elgins
The Motown Anthology
(75.27/60.43)***
18/5/07 All About Eve
Return To Eden (Vol. 1): The Early Recordings
(68.38)**
19/5/07 Ars Nova Copenhagen and Percurama Percussion Ensemble/Paul Hillier
In C
(55.17)****
20/5/07 Compilation
Phil Spector - Back To Mono (1958-1969)
(60.07/53.38/59.27)****
20/5/07 Mogwai
Happy Songs For Happy People
(41.49)****
20/5/07 Sons And Daughters
The Repulsion Box
(31.33)***
20/5/07 Nancy Sinatra
Movin' With Nancy
(45.46)***
20/5/07 Blondie
Parallel Lines
(56.55)****
20/5/07 Stereolab
Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night
(75.44)***
20/5/07 Bryan Ferry
Let's Stick Together
(37.56)**
20/5/07 Doors
L.A. Woman
(48.47)**
20/5/07 Tim Buckley
Greetings From L.A.
(39.41)**
23/5/07 Fairport Convention
Live At The BBC
(61.32/61.09/60.57/76.49)***
23/5/07 Electrelane
No Shouts No Calls
(47.30)***

JUNE
7/6/07 John Mayall and the Blues Breakers
John Mayall Plays John Mayall
(50.49)***
11/6/07 Funk Brothers
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best Of The Funk Brothers
(38.26)**
12/6/07 Mable John
My Name Is Mable
(50.38)***
19/6/07 Mable John
Stay Out Of The Kitchen (US Import)
(67.08)**
28/6/07 Bang On A Can
Terry Riley In C (US Import)
(45.30)****
30/6/07 Johnny Boy
Johnny Boy
(32.23)**

JULY
3/7/07 Styrenes
Terry Riley - In C (German Import)
(53.23)****
9/7/07 Blondie
Eat To The Beat
(43.13)***
12/7/07 Electric Prunes
Too Much To Dream
(50.31/59.21)***
12/7/07 Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth
(38.19/60.41/12.37)***
16/7/07 Ike & Tina Turner
The Soul Anthology
(57.40/67.52)**
20/7/07 Compilation
Phil's Spectre III - A Third Wall Of Soundalikes
(67.56)***
24/7/07 Nina Simone
Saga Of The Good Life And Hard Times
(61.43)**
27/7/07 Smiths
The World Won't Listen
(59.55)***
30/7/07 Muddy Waters
Electric Mud
(36.43)***
30/7/07 David Axelrod
David Axelrod - The Warner/Reprise Sessions: The Electric Prunes & Pride
(76.34/70.42)**

AUGUST
8/8/07 Chér
Chér/With, Love, Chér
(67.55)**
16/8/07 Ike & Tina Turner
Finger Poppin'
(35.17)**
16/8/07 Beach Boys
Sunflower/Surf's Up
(70.51)**
28/8/07 Blondie
Greatest Hits
(79.39)***

SEPTEMBER
13/9/07 Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers/The Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers
(61.09)***
13/9/07 Pink Floyd
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
(42.15/41.58/32.06)****
14/9/07 Sons and Daughters
Dance Me In (EP)(US Import)
(13.42)***
17/9/07 Emma Pollock
Watch The Fireworks
(43.20)****
17/9/07 Siouxsie
Mantaray
(41.00)***
17/9/07 Joni Mitchell
Turbulent Indigo
(43.06)***
26/9/07 Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood
(79.24)***
26/9/07 Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah
(79.09)***

OCTOBER
3/10/07 Richard and Linda Thompson
In Concert November 1975
(77.58)***
15/10/07 Quicksilver Messenger Service
Happy Trails
(50.16)***
15/10/07 Blondie
Blondie
(46.26)**
18/10/2007 Joni Mitchell
Songs Of A Prairie Girl
(76.50)***
22/10/07 Belfast Gypsies
Them Belfast Gypsies
(56.18)***

NOVEMBER
1/11/2007 Chuck Berry
St Louis To Liverpool (US Import)
(40.18)***
1/11/2007 Chuck Berry
After School Session (US Import)
(40.51)***
1/11/2007 Nico
The Frozen Borderline
1968-1970 (76.30/66.57)****
2/11/2007 Compilation
A Cellarful Of Motown (Vol. 3)
(60.58/64.36)***
3/11/07 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin: Rare And Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul
(66.15/72.38)***
4/11/07 Diana Ross and the Supremes
Let The Sunshine In/Cream Of The Crop
(69.10)**
5/11/07 Nina Nastasia
"Dogs"
(44.01)***
16/11/07 Broadcast
Haha Sound
(44.43)***
23/11/07 Supremes
The Supremes (Box set)
(69.40/64.10/67.26/70.53/36.17)****
23/11/07 Chér
All I Really Want To Do/The Sonny Side Of Chér
(65.35)**
24/11/07 Nina Nastasia
Run To Ruin
(31.09)**
26/11/07 Solex
The Laughing Stock Of Indie Rock
(38.02)***
28/11/07 St Etienne
Tales From Turnpike House
(44.16/15.49)***
4/12/07 Deviants
Ptooff!/Disposable
(78.09)**
4/12/07 Charlemagne Palestine
Schlongo!!!daLUVdrone
(73.46)***
12/12/07 St Etienne
Interlude
(51.51)**
13/12/07 Bearsuit
OH:IO
(29.43)**
13/12/07 Angelica
The End of A Beautiful Career
(25.16)**
15/12/07 Fuzzbox
Look At The Hits On That!! The Best Of We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It
(74.33)**
17/12/07 "YA BABY!!!" String Quartet
The String Quartet Tribute To PJ Harvey
(40.03)***
21/12/07 Inez and Charlie Foxx
Mockingbird
(76.19)***




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