Happy Friday! Next week is Thanksgiving here in the States and sadly, there isn’t a ton to be thankful for on this week’s releases except for the few new live releases from Iron Maiden, Jeff Lyne’s ELO and Black Sabbath. Outside of that, I don’t really care too much. I might give some a listen, but got get through these live albums first. My choices are highlighted in Blue! Let me know if anything tickles your fancy.
Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls: The Live Chapter – (Iron Maiden LLP): Of course any Iron Maiden live album is a welcome sight and this one is no different. This will probably be first up on the drive in to work. I know several of my loyal followers will be devouring this one as well. You know who you are!!
Black Sabbath – The End – (Eagle Rock Entertainment):The Final Black Sabbath show was captured and now being released. Not surprising that they are coming to an end, amazingly they lasted as long as they did. I am interested to see how this show turned out and bid a final farewell to this icon of metal music. For that alone, it is worth a spin!
Is 1987 the greatest year in music? Well, probably not, but I am going to make an argument for it to be the greatest. For me personally, 1987 was a great year. I graduated high school and started college in that year. I also had a fabulous Senior Trip with some of the best people in the world. Life was really great at that time (fyi…life is really great now as well).
Musically, some of the greatest rock albums and pop albums were released during 1987. After this list, you let me know if you think it wasn’t the greatest or at least one of the most memorable years in music.
Def Leppard – ‘Hysteria’: This is one of my all time favorite albums. It was released on August 3 and spawned 7 singles (that is right 7). The album has gone on to sale over 25 million copies and has one of the most iconic rock songs of all time…”Pour Some Sugar On Me”. Go to mikeladano.com and check out a great review on the album (Then look around at his site, great reviews and great stories). With other hits like “Hysteria”, “Love Bites”, “Animal”, “Women” and “Rocket”, it is one of the greatest rock albums of all times.