My top five albums
PUBLISHED: 10:52 16 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:20 20 February 2013
With David Carter
With David Carter
Highway 61 Revisited: Bob Dylan (1965)
It would have been easy for me to have picked out five Dylan albums from the 55-plus I own, collected over the last 48 years. I even bought my first Dylan albums before I had a record player to play them on! Favourite track, Like a Rolling Stone.
Blues Breakers: John Mayall, with
Eric Clapton (1966)
This album, also known as the Beano album introduced me to the British Blues and the amazing guitar playing of Eric Clapton. John Mayall at 76 is still performing and I saw him again this year at the Ipswich Corn Exchange.
Favourite track, All Your Loving.
Physical Graffiti: Led Zeppelin (1974)
I took my future wife to see Zeppelin at St Matthews Baths, Ipswich in 1971. A temporary wooden floor was fitted over the pool area for concerts. With a sell out crowd and the heavy rock sound I was surprised it did not collapse that night! Favourite track, Kashmir.
Back on Top: Van Morrison (1999)
The first time we saw Van in concert was in 1983 at the Regent Theatre when he was in one of his legendary grumpy moods. It is not easy to pick out a single Van the Man album from the 30-plus I have, however this title from 1999 sees him in top form. Favourite track, Precious Time.
Chrome Dreams II: Neil Young (2007)
Again it was almost impossible to pick just one of Shakeys albums from my collection ranging from his early country folk offerings to his heavy grunge rock with Crazy Horse, but on this album from 2008 he is still going strong. I was lucky enough to see him in June this year at the Nottingham Trent Arena.
Favourite track, No Hidden Path.
David Carter lives in Brettenham and is editor of The Brettenham Magazine