Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Let the Bash-ing begin!

Once again, Absolute Powerpop is proud to present the year-end lists of the inestimable David Bash, Mr. International Pop Overthrow. David puts me to shame as not only does he have a top 100 and top EP list, he has lists for compilations, reissues, etc. Tonight we'll start with the reissues and work our way to the main list proper. There's so much to check into with these lists (even on my end) that it's best not to unveil them all at once. So without further ado, here are his comprehensive Best of 2009 Reissues lists:

There are still some reissues I haven't heard which would probably make the list, but there's only so much time and $$.ok, mainly $$; I'll always somehow find the time. :) - David Bash

I. Top 50 Proper Albums

1. The Bee Gees-Odessa (Rhino)
2. The Who-The Who Sell Out: Deluxe Edition (Universal)
3. Duncan Browne-Give Me, Take You (Grapefruit)
4. The Dukes Of Stratosphear-Psonic Psunspot (Ape House)
5. Starbelly-Lemon Fresh: Tenth Anniversary Reissue (National)
6. The Peppermint Trolley Company-Beautiful Sun (Now Sounds)
7. Chilliwack-Riding High (Pacemaker)
8. The Golden Earrings-Winter Harvest (RPM)
9. Pilot-Morin Heights (RPM)
10. Mark Eric-A Midsummer’s Daydream (Now Sounds)
11. The Dukes Of Stratosphear-25 O’Clock (Ape House)
12. Status Quo-Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From Status Quo: Deluxe Edition (Universal)
13. Sagittarius-Present Tense (Rev-Ola)
14. R.E.M.-Reckoning: Deluxe Edition (Universal)
15. Chris Bell-I Am The Cosmos (Rhino Handmade)
16. Pilot-From The Album Of The Same Name (RPM)
17. The Stone Roses-The Stone Roses: Legacy Edition (Silvertone/Legacy)
18. The Icicle Works-Permanent Damage (Cherry Red)
19. The Cowsills-Captain Sad And His Ship Of Fools (Now Sounds)
20. Makin’ Time-No Lumps Of Fat Or Gristle Guaranteed (Big Beat)
21. Piccadilly Line-The Huge World Of Emily Small (Grapefruit)
22. The American Breed-Bend Me, Shape Me (Magic)
23. Pilot-Second Flight (RPM)
24. Salt Water Taffy-Finders Keepers (Rev-ola)
25. Rod Stewart-A Night On The Town: Deluxe Edition (Warner Brothers)
26. The Guess Who-Wheatfield Soul (Sony Music)
27. Chad & Jeremy-The Ark (Rev-Ola)
28. David Bowie-David Bowie: Deluxe Edition (EMI)
29. Thunderclap Newman-Hollywood Dream (Esoteric)
30. The Golden Earrings-Miracle Mirror (RPM)
31. Gary Walker & The Rain-Album No. 1 (Universal)
32. Terry McManus-Sunshine Pop (Bullseye)
33. Status Quo-Spare Parts: Deluxe Edition (Universal)
34. Procol Harum-Shine On Brightly (Salvo)
35. Earth And Fire-Atlantis (Esoteric)
36. Amazing Blondel-Mulgrave Street (Talking Elephant)
37. Horslips-The Man Who Built America (Horslips)
38. Tinkerbell’s Fairydust-Tinkerbell’s Fairydust (Grapefruit)
39. Doug Randle-Songs For The New Industrial State (Light In The Attic)
40. Chris Clark-Soul Sounds (Universal)
41. Edward’s Hand-Edward’s Hand (Grapefruit)
42. Natural Gas-Natural Gas (Renaissance)
43. Rod Stewart-Atlantic Crossing: Deluxe Edition (Warner Brothers)
44. Amazing Blondel-Inspiration (Talking Elephant)
45. Roxette-Tourism (Capitol)
46. The Undertones-The Undertones (Salvo)
47. The Beat Boys-The Beat Boys (Lion)
48. Procol Harum-Procol Harum (Salvo)
49. Bill Fox-Shelter From The Smoke (Scat)
50. Bulldog Breed-Made In England (Grapefruit)

II. Top 10 Two-Fers (and Three-Fers): Proper Albums

1. Flo & Eddie-Illegal, Immoral and Fattening/Moving Targets (Sony)
2. Tommy James & The Shondells-Crimson And Clover/Cellophane Symphony (Rev-Ola)
3. Big Star-#1 Record/Radio City (Fantasy)
4. Paisley Dreams: The Pop-Psych Sounds of Tommy Roe, featuring It’s Now Winter’s Day/Phantasy (Rev-Ola)
5. Chairmen Of The Board-Give Me Just A Little More Time/In Session (Edsel)
6. The Raiders-Indian Reservation/Collage (Raven)
7. Three Dog Night-It Ain’t Easy/Naturally (BGO)
8. Buddy Holly & The Crickets-The Chirping Crickets/Buddy Holly/That’ll Be The Day (Fantasic Voyage)
9. Three Dog Night-Three Dog Night/Suitable For Framing (BGO)
10. The Undertones-Positive Touch/The Sin Of Pride (Salvo)

III. Top 15 Compilations, Single Artist

1. Emitt Rhodes-The Emitt Rhodes Recordings 1969-1973 (Hip-O Select)
2. The Staccatos/Five Man Electrical Band-First Sparks: The Anthology 1965-1969 (Pacemaker)
3. John Pantry-The Upside Down World Of John Pantry (Wooden Hill)
4. The Majority-The Decca Years 1965-68 (Rev-Ola)
5. The Sixpentz-Summer Girl: The Complete Recordings (Now Sounds)
6. Wondermints-Kaleidoscopin’: Exploring Prisms Of The Past (Now Sounds)
7. Gary Lewis & The Playboys-The Complete Liberty Singles (Collector’s Choice)
8. The Onyx-Kaleidoscope Of Colours: The Onyx Demo Sessions 1967 (Wooden Hill)
9. Klaatu-Solology (Bullseye)
10. Clifford T. Ward-Path Through The Forest: The Secret World Of Clifford T. Ward 1964-71 (Wooden Hill)
11. The Breakaways-Walking Out On Love: The Lost Sessions (Alive)
12. Starry Eyed & Laughing-All Their Best (Broadside)
13. Jay & The Americans-The Complete United Artists Singles (Collector’s Choice)
14. Spooky Tooth-Lost In My Dream: An Anthology 1968-1974 (Esoteric)
15. Radio City-Recorded 1977-1980 New York (Radio Heartbeat)

IV. Top 15 Compilations, Various Artists

1. Glitter And Gold: Words And Music By Barry Mann And Cynthia Weil (Ace)
2. Piccadilly Sunshine Part Two: British Pop/Psych And Other Flavours 1966-1971 (Past & Present)
3. Piccadilly Sunshine Part One: British Pop/Psych And Other Flavours 1965-1970 (Past & Present)
4. Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet: 24 Nederglam Tracks From The Early 70s (Excelsior)
5. Chartbusters USA Special Edition: Sunshine Pop (Ace)
6. Mike Hurst-Producers Archives Vol. 3: 1964-1979 (Angel Air)
7. Sweet Surrender: Ember Pop 1970-1978 (Fantastic Voyage)
8. We’re Gonna Change The World!: The ‘60s Chicago Garage Sound Of Quill Productions (Sundazed)
9. After Tonight: Ember Beat Vol. 3 1966-67 (Fantastic Voyage)
10. Wild Thing: The Songs Of Chip Taylor (Ace)
11. Mr. Toytown Presents…Vol. 3 (Toytown)
12. Honey & Wine: Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection (Ace)
13. A Solitary Man: The Early Songs Of Neil Diamond (Ace)
14. Shapes & Sounds Vol. Three: Techincolour Dreams From The BBC Archives 1967-1971 (Top Sounds)
15. Wednesday Morning Dew: Realistic Patterns 2-Orchestrated Psychedelia From The U.S.A. (Pyschic Circle)

V. Top 10 Box Sets: Single Artist

1. The Beatles-The Mono Box (Capitol/Apple)
2. The Beatles-The Stereo Box (Capitol/Apple)
3. Buddy Holly-Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More (Hip-O Select)
4. Neil Young-Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972 (Reprise)
5. Big Star-Keep An Eye On The Sky (Rhino)
6. Daryl Hall/John Oates-Do What You Want, Be What You Are (RCA Legacy)
7. Michael Jackson-Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection (Hip-O Select)
8. Shakin’ Stevens-The Epic Masters (Sony/Epic)
9. Procol Harum-All This And More…Procul Harum: A 4 Disc Compendium (Salvo)
9. Richard Thompson-Walking On A Wire 1968-2009 (Shout Factory)
10. Steeleye Span-A Parcel Of Steeleye Span: Their First Five Chrysalis Albums 1972-1975 (EMI)

VII. Top 5 Box Sets: Various Artists

1. The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 11B: 1971 (Hip-O Select)
2. Where The Action Is!: 1965-1968 Los Angeles Nuggets (Rhino)
3. Meet On The Ledge: An Island Records Folk/Rock Anthology (Universal)
4. Woodstock: 40 Years On Back To Yasgur’s Farm (Rhino)
5. A Complete Introduction To Northern Soul (Universal)

1 comment:

MrQwerty said...

Phenomenal start - despite my slavish attention to the extensive reviews in Record Collector, I'm suitably impressed that the great Bash reveals yet further reissues that I didn't even realize had been re-released in 2009. This provides an excellent checklist for us slaves of the great god Pop. Many thanks to Monsieur Bash!