Procol Harum ‎– Grand Hotel (1973)

Grand Hotel is the sixth studio album by Procol Harum, released in 1973 on Chrysalis. The release was the band’s first following the departure of guitarist Robin Trower, who is replaced here by ex-Cochise axeman Mick Grabham. Tracklist: A1. Grand Hotel A2. Toujours L’Amour A3. A Rum Tale A4. T.V. Ceasar B1. A Souvenir of […]

Iggy and the Stooges ‎– Raw Power (1973)

Raw Power is a 1973 album by The Stooges — credited here with frontman Iggy Pop before the band name. Produced by David Bowie, the release marked the band’s only studio recording to feature guitarist James Williamson. While the album’s mid-tempo blues rock and sludgy vibe was in step with the era’s hard rock trends, […]

Roxy Music ‎– Stranded (1973)

Stranded is the third album by Roxy Music. Released in November 1973, the album is the first in a trilogy to feature violinist/keyboardist Eddie Jobson, whose lavish classicism refined the band’s sound. The flamboyant exuberance that emblazons “Street Life” is swiftly betrayed by a darker vibe best embodied by the melancholic melodrama of “A Song […]

Roxy Music ‎– For Your Pleasure (1973)

For Your Pleasure is the sophomore full-length from English sextet Roxy Music. Released in March 1973, the album is their last to feature synthist Brian Eno, who would launch his solo career that same year. Thematically, the album contrasts romanticism and decadence with material that ranges from flamboyant (“Do the Strand”) to fractious (“Editions of […]

Gravy Train – Second Birth (1973)

Second Birth is the third album by English hard-rock/folk-rock band Gravy Train, released in 1973 on Dawn/Bell. Tracklist: A1. “Morning Coming” (8:39) A2. “Peter” (4:00) A3. “September Morning News” (5:10) A4. “Motorway” (7:23) B1. “Fields and Factories” (6:40) B2. “Strength of a Dream” (4:08) B3. “Tolpuddle Episode” (5:40) B4. “Second Birth” (5:47) Credits: Norman Barratt […]

Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy (1973)

Countdown to Ecstasy is the second album by American jazz-pop band Steely Dan, released in 1973 on ABC. Tracklist: A1. “Bodhisattva” (5:16) A2. “Razor Boy” (4:10) A3. “The Boston Rag” (5:48) A4. “Your Gold Teeth” (7:30) B1. “Show Biz Kids” (5:26) B2. “My Old School” (5:46) B3. “Pearl of the Quarter” (3:51) B4. “King of […]

Free – Heartbreaker (1973)

Heartbreaker is the sixth and final studio album by English hard-rock band Free, released in 1973 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Wishing Well” (3:43) A2. “Come Together in the Morning” (4:43) A3. “Travellin in Style” (4:02) A4. “Heartbreaker” (6:15) B1. “Muddy Water” (4:18) B2. “Common Mortal Man” (4:10) B3. “Easy on My Soul” (3:47) B4. “Seven […]

Earth, Wind & Fire – Head to the Sky (1973)

Head to the Sky is the fourth album by American jazz-funk/soul ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1973 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Evil” (4:57) A2. “Keep Your Head to the Sky” (5:08) A3. “Build Your Nest” (3:16) A4. “The World’s a Masquerade” (4:47) B1. “Clover” (5:21) B2. “Zanzibar” (13:01) Credits: Verdine White – vocals, […]

Curtis Mayfield – Back to the World (1973)

Back to the World is the fourth solo studio album by American soul/funk musician/vocalist Curtis Mayfield, released in 1973 on Curtom. Tracklist: A1. “Back to the World” (6:48) A2. “Future Shock” (5:24) A3. “Right On for the Darkness” (7:30) B1. “If I Were Only a Child Again” (2:53) B2. “Can’t Say Nothin’” (5:20) B3. “Keep […]