Genesis ‎– From Genesis to Revelation (1969)

From Genesis to Revelation is the 1969 debut album from English quintet Genesis. Recorded in 1968 while the teenage members were still enrolled at Charterhouse boarding school, the album was produced by eccentric pop maestro Jonathan King. Mood-wise, the album ranges from orchestral melodrama (“In the Wilderness”) and lithe romanticism (“One Day”) to haunting suspense […]

The Kinks ‎– Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)

Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) is a concept album by English rock/music-hall combo The Kinks, released in October 1969 on Pye/Reprise.   Tracklist: A1. “Victoria” (3:40) A2. “Yes Sir, No Sir” (3:46) A3. “Some Mother’s Son” (3:25) A4. “Drivin’” (3:21)* A5. “Brainwashed” (2:34) A6. “Australia” (6:46) B1. “Shangri-La” (5:20) B2. […]

The Soft Machine ‎– Volume Two (1969)

Volume Two is the second album by English psychedelic jazz-rock trio Soft Machine, released in April 1969 on ABC-subsidiary Probe. Tracklist: Rivmic Melodies A1. “Pataphysical Introduction – Pt. I” (1:00) A2. “A Concise British Alphabet – Pt. I” (0:10) A3. “Hibou, Anemone and Bear” (5:58) A4. “A Concise British Alphabet – Pt. II” (0:12) A5. […]

Colosseum ‎– Valentyne Suite (1969)

Valentyne Suite is the second album by English jazz-rock quintet Colosseum, released in November 1969 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “The Kettle” (4:28) A2. “Elegy” (3:13) A3. “Butty’s Blues” (6:45) A4. “The Machine Demands a Sacrifice” (3:54) B. “The Valentyne Suite” (16:53) —i. “January’s Search” (6:20) —ii. “February’s Valentyne” (3:36) —iii. “The Grass is Always Greener…” […]

Family ‎– Family Entertainment (1969)

Family Entertainment is the second album by English art-rock band Family, released in 1969 on Reprise. Tracklist: A1. “The Weaver’s Answer” (5:01) A2. “Observations From a Hill” (3:12) A3. “Hung Up Down” (3:13) A4. “Summer 67” (3:18) A5. “How-Hi-the-Li” (4:59) B1. “Second Generation Woman” (3:14) B2. “From Past Archives” (3:21) B3. “Dim” (2:32) B4. “Processions” […]

Chicago Transit Authority ‎– Chicago Transit Authority (1969)

Chicago Transit Authority is a double-album by the namesake American jazz-rock sextet. After this debut, the band would henceforth be known as Chicago. The album was released in 1969 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. Introduction (6:35) A2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (4:33) A3. Beginnings (7:58) B1. Questions 67 and 68 (5:04) […]

Ten Wheel Drive ‎– Construction #1 (1969)

Construction #1 is the debut album by American brass-rock ensemble Ten Wheel Drive, released in 1969 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Tightrope” (5:10) A2. “Lapidary” (4:32) A3. “Eye of the Needle” (8:11) A4. “Candy Man Blues” (4:36) B1. “Ain’t Gonna Happen” (5:37) B2. “Polar Bear Rug” (4:34) B3. “House in Central Park” (4:32) B4. “I Am […]

Spooky Tooth ‎– Spooky Two (1969)

Spooky Two is the second album by English hard-rock band Spooky Tooth, released in 1969 on Island Records. Tracklist: A1. “Waitin’ for the Wind” (3:32) A2. “Feelin’ Bad” (3:18) A3. “I’ve Got Enough Heartaches” (3:27) A4. “Evil Woman” (9:02) B1. “Lost in My Dream” (5:03) B2. “That Was Only Yesterday” (3:53) B3. “Better by You, […]

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke ‎– Ashton Gardner and Dyke (1969)

Ashton Gardner and Dyke is the debut album by the namesake English organ-rock trio, released in 1969 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Rolling Home” (3:35) A2. “Why Did You Go” (3:00) A3. “The Falling Song” (3:32) A4. “Young Man Ain’t Nothing In The World These Days” (4:06) A5. “Billy And His Piano Without” (4:02) A6. “Maiden […]

Jack Bruce ‎– Songs for a Tailor (1969)

Songs for a Tailor is the debut solo album by ex-Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, released in 1969 on Polydor/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune” (3:41) A2. “Theme for an Imaginary Western” (3:30) A3. “Tickets to Waterfalls” (3:00) A4. “Weird of Hermiston” (2:24) A5. “Rope Ladder to the Moon” (2:54) B1. […]