Peter Reavy

John Peel’s albums of the year 1974

Posted in Uncategorized by Peter Reavy on June 23, 2012

In the liner notes to ‘Going Back A Bit: A Little History Of Robert Wyatt’, there are clippings from a Sounds magazine from January 1975 of a few people’s top 10 albums of 1974. I’ve transcribed the one from John Peel:

  • PHAEDRA Tangerine Dream
  • I WANT TO SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS TONIGHT Richard and Linda Thompson
  • KIMONO MY HOUSE Sparks
  • EVERYONE IS EVERYBODY ELSE Barclay James Harvest
  • AXE VICTIM Be-Bop Deluxe
  • ROCK BOTTOM Robert Wyatt
  • TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN Eno
  • CRIME OF THE CENTURY Supertramp
  • SMILER Rod Stewart
  • VEEDON FLEECE Van Morrison

He says “These are really the albums that have given me the most pleasure during 1974, the records I’ve reached for when there’s nothing on TV and it’s too early to go to bed.”

 

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  1. Steve said, on July 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    OK, here’s a couple of others:

    http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/1975_Records_Of_The_Year
    http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/1990_LPs_Of_The_Year

    Many thanks for 1974! Any more out there?

  2. Peter Reavy said, on July 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I hope more will turn up. I’m sure I remember Peel saying in the early 90s that he used to regularly compile lists of his favourites but that no-one ever asked him for these any more. Thanks for the links Steve.


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