records from 1970

here's 50 albums from 5o years ago!! pretty crazy if you think about it. how many significant records came out last year?! 

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The Rolling Stones

Get Your Ya Ya's Out

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'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!': The Rolling Stones in Concert is a live album by The Rolling Stones, released 4 September 1970 on Decca Records in the UK and on London Records in the US. It was recorded in New York and Maryland in November 1969, just before the release of Let It Bleed. It is the first live album to reach number 1 in the UK. It was reported to have been issued in response to the well known bootleg Live'r Than You'll Ever Be. Having not toured since April 1967, The Rolling Stones were eager to hit the road by 1969. With their two most recent albums, Beggars Banquet and Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) being highly praised, audiences were anticipating their live return. Their 1969 American Tour's trek during November into December, with Terry Reid, B.B. King (replaced on some dates by Chuck Berry) and Ike and Tina Turner as supporting acts, played to packed houses. The tour was the first for Mick Taylor with the Stones, having replaced Brian Jones shortly before Jones' death in July; this was also the first album where he appeared fully and prominently, having only featured on two songs on Let It Bleed. The performances captured for this release were recorded on 27-28 November 1969 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, while "Love in Vain" was recorded in Baltimore, Maryland on 26 November 1969. Overdubbing was undertaken during January and February 1970 in London's Olympic Studios. No instruments were overdubbed, although on bootlegs, examples are known of Richards trying out different guitar parts (e.g. a guitar solo on "Jumpin' Jack Flash").[citation needed] The finished product featured new lead vocals on half the tracks, and added backing vocals by Richards on several others. Some of the performances, as well as the photography session for the album cover featuring Charlie Watts and a donkey, are depicted in the documentary film Gimme Shelter, and shows Jagger and Watts on a road in Birmingham, UK in early December 1969 posing with the donkey. The actual cover photo however was taken in early February 1970 in London, and does not originate from the 1969 session. The photo, featuring Watts with guitars and bass drums hanging from the neck of a donkey, was inspired by the lyrics to Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" (although these lyrics refer to a mule)
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Santana

Abraxas (remastered)

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One of the most influential bands in rock, Santana pioneered "world beat" way before their time with a unique blend of rock & Latin music that proved to be as popular as it was visionary. Columbia celebrates the band's 30th Anniversary with the label by presenting expanded, remastered versions of Santana's first 3 albums. This reissue contains the classics "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" and "Oye Como Va," plus 3 previously unissued tracks recorded live in 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall (CD only).
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2000 remastered reissue of the singer/songwriter's 1970 fifth album. Produced by Paul Samwell-Smith (the Yardbirds, Renaissance, Carly Simon). It was the second album he released in 1970 with Cat once again illustrating the cover artwork. This landmark album was listed in the 100 top selling albums of the 70's. in 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine included this album in it's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". in 2006, the album was included in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". in 2007, the album was included in the list of "The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time" released by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Several tracks from the album were also included in the cult film titled Harold and Maude, in 1971. The album includes hits "Wild World", "Hard Headed Woman" & "Father and Son" a sentimental favorite of the era.
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Bridge over Troubled Water is the fifth and final studio album by Simon & Garfunkel, released in January 1970 on Columbia Records. With the help of producer Roy Halee, the album followed a similar musical pattern as their Bookends, partly abandoning their traditional style to incorporate elements of rock, R&B, gospel, jazz, world music, pop and other genres. It was described as their "most effortless record and their most ambitious". Despite numerous accolades, the duo decided to split up, and parted company later in 1970; Garfunkel continued his film career, while Simon worked intensely with music.
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The album that launched a thousand heavy-hearted singer/songwriters on their not-so-merry way, Sweet Baby James was arguably the first shot in what became the soft revolution of the early '70s. a refugee of the Beatles' Apple label, Taylor struck commercial gold with Sweet Baby James by augmenting his acoustic guitar and soothing vocals with laid-back accompaniment (which included equally influential singer/songwriter insurrectionist Carole King on piano) and penning a slew of songs that drew upon folk, soul, and rock influences. "Fire and Rain" stands as the quintessential early Taylor tune: musically mellow and lyrically restive, it put Taylor in the Top 10 and set the tone for a popular school of '70s sound.
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After his short-lived Blind Faith project, Steve Winwood re-formed Traffic with Wood and Capaldi and released this 1970 classic. But what's really special about this reissue are the unreleased tracks: The songs I Just Want You to Know and Sittin' Here Thinkin' of My Love, and Glad and Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring recorded live at the Fillmore East in November 1970!
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The Velvet Underground

Loaded

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Reissue on pink, black and white splatter vinyl of the 1970 Cotillion Records release. It was the final studio album by the band featuring Lou Reed, who had left the group shortly before it was release. "Loaded" contains two of the best-known Velvet Underground songs: "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll." Loaded is #109 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Frank Zappa

Chunga's Revenge [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. Chunga's Revenge is the third solo album by Frank Zappa, originally released in 1970. Zappa's first effort of the 1970s marks the first appearance of former Turtles members Flo & Eddie on a Zappa record, and signals the dawn of a controversial epoch in Zappa's history. Chunga's Revenge represents a shift from both the satirical political commentary of his 1960s work with The Mothers of Invention, and the jazz fusion of Hot Rats. The material presented on Chunga's Revenge is eclectic: side one includes a guitar jam ("Transylvania Boogie"), a bluesy amble ("Road Ladies"), a jazz interlude ("Twenty Small Cigars") and an avant garde live improvisation ("The Nancy and Mary Music") drawn from "King Kong" and other songs from a July 1970 Mothers performance. Several poppy numbers ("Tell Me You Love Me", "Would You Go All the Way?", "Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink", "Sharleena") appear on the second side along with the improvisational title track.
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Frank Zappa

Weasels Ripped My Flesh [LP]

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh, released in 1970, is the last release featuring the original Mothers Of Invention which FZ disbanded the year prior. Comprised of studio and live tracks, its musical diversity is showcased by incorporating elements ranging from avant-garde and experimental to R&B and Rock. Newly pressed from the master analog tape to 180g vinyl.
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