V/A, History of British Rock Volume Three (1975)
More often I turn to the compilation – I like finding them, collections of songs in orders that someone else decided; just as I like making my own mixtapes or playlists I’m still interested in how a record might be when someone else has determined the flow, decided the tracks. I bought this recently and though I haven’t (yet) sat and played through all four sides of it I’ve enjoyed it in one-side sessions. I mean, c’mon, look at that tracklisting. So many gems. Yes, yes, I own a lot of these songs already on albums by the original artists but I think this is pretty spot on with some really great stuff. I also kinda like just having volume three. Maybe I’ll pick up another volume in this series one day. If I find one. Maybe not.
Sample Track: When You Walk In The Room (The Searchers)
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