Posts From Lee Zimmerman

Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Souvenirs’ — A Keepsake That Was Part of the Plan

The 1974 LP features a star-studded cast of musicians, chief among them Joe Walsh, who not only oversaw its production, but also played guitar on 10 of its tracks

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s ‘Brain Salad Surgery’: A Brainstorm of the Highest Order

The combination of high concept, grandiose execution and ELP’s usual artistic ambition made ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ a mind-blowing effort.

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Boston’s Multi-Platinum Debut Album: More Than a Feeling

With 17 million sales, it still ranks not only as one of the best-selling debut albums in music history, but also one of the fastest-selling as well.

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Graham Nash’s ‘Songs for Beginners’ @50

His stunning solo debut, arriving when CSNY was in flux, exemplified Nash’s ability to navigate the divide between desire and despair.

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ @55

In many ways, it’s still Dylan’s defining album, one that helped to affirm his lingering largess. Its iconic standing remains as indelible as ever

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When John Mayall’s ‘Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton’ Broke Down Boundaries

The 1966 album featuring a 21-year-old Clapton helped establish a blues-rock template that would linger long after in the popular music firmament

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King Crimson’s Debut: Laying the Groundwork for the Prog Revolution

The 1969 debut album set a standard for all prog-rock that followed and raised the bar in terms of expectation and achievement.

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Steve Winwood’s ‘Arc of a Diver’: Leaving the Past Behind

His most successful solo record, it allowed him to stand apart from the earlier work he had spawned with Traffic, Blind Faith and the Spencer Davis Group.

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Good ‘Sports’: How Huey Lewis and the News Hit a Home Run

‘Sports’ remains one of Huey Lewis and the News’ most memorable efforts, and confirmation that they were decidedly in the game.

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David Crosby’s Solo Debut @50—Well Worth Remembering

For the 1971 release, Croz gathered a superb supporting cast, one that featured the communal contributions of friends and fellow travelers.

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