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Monday, July 25, 2011
"It was 41 years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play"
This entry is the second of hopefully more frequent posts that will highlight albums released on today's date 41 years ago. What's the significance of 41 years ago which would be 1970? Well...because it's the year I was born of course and I was among the hits released that year!
The unsophisticated album artwork makes 1970 seem ancient but almost magical that this is what the world looked like back then.
The price of this album in 1970 was $4-$5. Today this same album in very good condition is about $8 on eBay and I would expect locally you could find it for at least $4. That's pretty good value retention over 40 years!
Original album tracks
Before Yo Accuse Me
Lookin Out My Back Door
Run Through the Jungle
Up Around the Bend
My Baby Left Me
Who'll Stop the Rain
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Long as I Can See the Light
A few months ago I caught this CCR song in a movie that just happens to be the last song on side two of Cosmo's Factory. The mix of a behind the scenes glimpse into a newspaper being made works very well with this song. Vinyl records seem to be making a comeback,but the newspaper has begun its journey of fading away a bit out of everyday existence. Sort of an interesting combo of media and their life cycles in our culture.