The band did about 7 shows and each was billed with an album title. I went to Aja, IMHO one of the best albums ever recorded. They performed the entire album and then treated the audience to at least another hour of incredible music from 3-4 (scary number here...) DECADES of hits.
I left on a cloud. And I was reminded that I have owned Aja as an album, a cassette and a cd. Clearly I like it. It made me wonder which other pieces of music I've owned in all formats. I instantly excluded classical and operas since I own so many different versions of..for example...The Four Seasons, Carmen, the Messiah, etc.
Off the top of my head and in no particular order, this is my list -
Aja - Steely Dan
Child is Father to the Man - Blood, Sweat and Tears
The White Album - The Beatles
A Renaissance Christmas - Waverly Consort
The Christmas Album - John Fahey
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Last Tango in Paris - Gato Barbieri
Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession - Laura Nyro
Nilsson Schmilsson - Harry Nilsson
Okay that's enough for me. What about you?
Which albums have stayed with you and stood the test the time?
Through ALL the delivery systems and formats...and yes....they're all on my iPod, too.