Four amazing albums from artists that no one can deny are legends in the music world.
Johnny Cash defied expectations and revitalised his career when he performed At Folsom Prison, the electric atmosphere at the gig is accurately captured in this recording of the gigs which features a mix of Cash’s own compositions and pertinent covers.
Are You Experienced, the debut studio album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience was immediately met with critical acclaim on its release, and for good reason! Jimi took the guitar players rulebook, tore it up, set it on fire and then rewrote it in his own inimitable style, and in the process scared a lot of other guitarists at the time, Eric Clapton even considered giving up after seeing Jimi play! From the first notes of “Foxy Lady” through to the final title track Jimi showed the world what it really meant to be at the top of your game.
You can’t think of rock n roll without thinking of Elvis, the man destined to be crowned King and this is where his album journey began, and what better introduction is there than “Blue Suede Shoes”? The album even made history as the first rock n roll album to top the billboard charts, not only that but it stayed there for 10 weeks!
Albums don’t come more brilliantly bombastic than Born To Run, Springsteen’s third album and his first major commercial breakthrough. Featuring the title track alongside other incredible tracks such as “Jungleland”, “Thunder Road” Bruce solidified his sound on Born To Run: an album that every self respecting music fan should own.
At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash
Are You Experienced? – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen