December 13, 2007

The Best ... Best of Albums

This year, there were three albums that really stood out for me for they were some of the best best of compilations and re-masters of some really good artists.

The first one released this year was Nick Drake's Family Tree, a collection of rare takes and alternate songs that have never before been heard. Over his short time working on music, he did quite a bit - the 29 song album is a really, really good insight behind his albums.

Black Mountain Blues - Nick Drake

The second one was the fantastic Dylan, a compilation of Bob Dylan's music over his entire career. This was released in a couple of sets - a one disc release and a three disc release, as well as a special edition with a couple of DVDs. Starting from the beginning and going on to his more recent releases, this one just blue me away.

Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

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And lastly, Mothership was just released, right on the heels of a reunion concert from one of Hard Rock's best bands ever. I've only had a chance to go through a couple of tracks, but this is another fantastic gathering of some of their favorites.

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin