Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time
When I introduced my Compilation Or Catalog? series in November 2012, the goal was to revisit artists whose only album I own is a “Best Of/Greatest Hits” compilation, and to ask my readers if that collection is sufficient or if I need to further explore their catalog. As of today I’ve written posts on five of these artists: The Commodores, Montrose, Jimmy Buffett, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Cure, and based on feedback provided here, on Facebook, various music sites & conversations with friends, I’ve been able to delve more deeply into the discographies of four out of the five. I discovered that these posts can be expensive for me, but going beyond merely scratching the surface of these wonderful artists has been worth the additional cost. I decided to share information on the additional albums I’ve purchased since writing each post, and I’ve included details via updates at the bottom of each entry (which you can easily access via hyperlinks on the artist names above or below). Also, for your listening & viewing pleasure, I’m sharing a video clip of one of my newly-discovered song from each artist here. I hope you enjoy my choices, and if you have any additional recommendations for future purchases, please share your thoughts in the Comments section of any of these posts. Thank you.
THE COMMODORES (“Easy” Live):
MONTROSE (“Open Fire” – Ronnie Montrose):
THE CURE (“Kyoto Song”):