Torrey's Great CD Picks

Blondie, The Best of Blondie Sheryl Crow, Tuesday Night Music Club Arthur Fiedler, Hi-Fi Fiedler Small Faces, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake The Verve, Urban Hymns Tempest, The Gravel Walk

Like most kids, I was introduced to music at a young age. Two of my very first records were Walt Disney's 'All About Dragons' and Mister Rogers' 'Let's Be Together Today'. By the time I was in kindergarten, I was telling everyone that Glen Campbell was my favorite singer, having recently seen Glen Campbell at a rodeo in the Houston Astrodome. Soon after that I discovered my parent's 8-Track collection. They had a Beatles 8-Track that was some odd ball compilation. My parents also had Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water 8-Track. I listened to that one a lot. Later, I listened to the radio and liked stuff by Abba, Little River Band, and many others. Then in grade school I discovered Styx. From then to sometime in mid high school, I was the guy who liked Styx. MTV arrived in the early 1980s, and I was amazed at all the different bands. Clearly, my local radio station was not playing all they should. In the early 1980s, MTV played music videos, ... just music videos ... very cool. Once in college, my musical world expanded again. My friends and I worked hard to seek out good music. We debated the merits of different artists, and we attended live concerts. We saw big shows, Pink Floyd for example, that filled a stadium. And, we saw unknown bands such as Grunge Machine that filled a house basement, but only because they had Hamm's on tap. All in all college was a great time for music. After college I continued to explore music. In 1995 I started publishing web pages and "Torrey's Great CD Picks" was one of them. So this page started out with the music I was listening to in the mid 1990s. I have since added more music and have taken some off. I know that there is a lot of music out there and that I can make this list better. And I intend to do just that. It is a good list now and I hope you find some good picks for your own collection. But, check back every now and then. The list will only get better.

The List

The Black Crowes, Three Snakes And One Charm, American, 9 43082-2

Blondie, The Best of Blondie, Chrysalis, D 101245

Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Crow, A&M Records, 31454 0587 2

Sheryl Crow, Tuesday Night Music Club, A&M Records, 31454 0126 2

Arthur Fiedler - Boston Pops, Hi-Fi Fiedler, RCA Victor Living Stereo, 09026-61497-2

Garbage, Version 2.0, Almo Sounds, AMSD-80018

Glass Harp, Glass Harp, Lineca, LCCD 9.01253 O

Glass Harp, Live! At Carnegie Hall, Canis Major, 0002-2

Green Bay Packers, Greatest Hits 1992-1996, Alphabet City, A 28484

Green Bay Packers, Greatest Hits Volume II, Alphabet City, A 11100

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland, MCA, MCAD-10895

The Moody Blues, Days Of Future Passed, Deram, 820 006-2

Over the Rhine, Besides, Imaginary Apple Orchard Records, ss0005

Over the Rhine, Eve, I.R.S. Records, 72438 29332 29

Over the Rhine, GOOD DOG BAD DOG The Home Recordings, Back Porch, 72438-48787-2-6

Small Faces, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, Varese Records

Squirrel Nut Zippers, Hot, Mammoth, MR0137-2

Sweet, Level Headed, The Collector's Pipeline, TCP005CD

Tempest, The Gravel Walk, Magna Carta, MA-9018-2

Tempest, Turn Of The Wheel, Magna Carta, MA-9007-2

Ten Years After, A Space In Time, Chrysalis, VK41001 DIDX 1415

Ten Years After, Watt, Chrysalis, VK 41085 DIDX 2940

The Verve, Urban Hymns, Virgin Records, 7243 8 44913 2 1

You can find a lot of the music listed on this page in's on line music catalogs. For your convenience, I have linked the cover art and most of the album titles to these sites. Since there are many versions of some albums, the record labels, catalog numbers, and song lists do not always match.

I have written web pages about some of the artists listed. In those cases I have linked the artist name to the appropriate page.

© Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 by Torrey Nelson

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