1973 albums

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Here are the albums of 1973. The good, the bad, the rock, the roll, the classical and the heavy. It's all about the music and the albums, and it's all about what was around in 1973.
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  1. Desperado

    Desperado (1973)


    Desperado is the second studio album by the American band the Eagles. It was recorded at Island Studios in London, England and released in 1973. The songs on Desperado are based on the themes of the Old West. Originally, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Jackson Browne, and J. D. Souther were working on a series of songs about anti-heroes, but ran out of ideas after writing "Doolin' Dalton" and "James Dean". The latter was shelved and they instead began to write songs from the themes established in "Doolin' Dalton".

  2. And I Love You So

    And I Love You So (1975)


    And I Love You So was Perry Como's 21st RCA Victor 12-inch long-play album, the 19th recorded in full "living" stereophonic sound.

  3. The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get

    The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (2008)


    The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walsh. The album was released in 1973, on the label ABC-Dunhill in the United States, and United Kingdom, and it was also released on Probe Records in Germany. It proved to be his commercial breakthrough, largely on the strength of the Top 40 hit single, "Rocky Mountain Way", which helped propel the album into the Top 10.

  4. Requiem for a Harlequin

    Requiem for a Harlequin (1970)


    Requiem for a Harlequin is the second album released by David Allan Coe. It was released in 1973 on SSS International Records. There are no track names; side one was simply named, "The Beginning" and side two, "The End".

  5. 1990

    1990 (1973)


    1990 is a 1973 album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label, their final LP written and produced by Norman Whitfield.

  6. I'm Coming Home

    I'm Coming Home (1973)


    I'm Coming Home is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on September 21, 1973, by Columbia Records and was mainly composed of material written by the songwriting team of its producer, Thom Bell, and Linda Creed. It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated November 17, 1973, and remained there for 22 weeks, peaking at number 115. It also began an 11-week run on the UK album chart on March 8, 1975, during which time it made it to number 18.

  7. Back in '72

    Back in '72 (1973)


    Back in '72 is the sixth studio album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1973. It was the first new album on Seger's label, Palladium Records, to be released under their distribution deal with the Reprise division of Warner Bros. Records and one of several early Seger albums that has never been reissued on CD.

  8. Houses of The Holy

    Houses of The Holy (1973)


    Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by British rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. It is their first album composed of entirely original material, and represents a musical turning point for the band, who had begun to record songs with more layering and production techniques.

  9. Killing Me Softly With Her Song

    Killing Me Softly With Her Song (1973)


    Killing Me Softly with Her Song is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on May 25, 1973 by Columbia Records and leaned heavily on covers of the latest radio favorites. It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated June 30, 1973, and remained there for seven weeks, peaking at number 120.

  10. For Everyman

    For Everyman (1973)


    For Everyman is the second album by American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). The album peaked at number 43 on the Billboard 200 chart and the single "Redneck Friend" reached number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2003, the album was ranked number 457 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  11. Behind Closed Doors

    Behind Closed Doors (2001)


    Behind Closed Doors is a 1973 album by Charlie Rich. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song written by Kenny O'Dell. The album also went gold. Rich won the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, and he took home four Academy of Country Music awards.

  12. Lonesome On'ry And Mean

    Lonesome On'ry And Mean (2003)


    Lonesome, On'ry and Mean is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1973. It was, after Good Hearted Woman and Ladies Love Outlaws, the third in a series of albums which were to establish Jennings as one of the most prominent representatives of the outlaw country movement.

  13. Honky Tonk Heroes

    Honky Tonk Heroes (1999)


    Honky Tonk Heroes is a country music album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1973 on RCA Victor. With the exception of "We Had It All", all of the songs on the album were written or co-written by Billy Joe Shaver. The album is considered an important piece in the development of the outlaw subgenre in country music as it helped revive the honky tonk music of Nashville by injecting a rock and roll attitude.

  14. Let's Get It On

    Let's Get It On (2003)


    Let's Get It On is the thirteenth studio album by American recording artist Marvin Gaye, released August 28, 1973, on Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during June 1970 to July 1973 at Hitsville U.S.A. and Golden World Studio in Detroit, and at Hitsville West in Los Angeles. Serving as Gaye's first venture into the funk genre and romance-themed music, Let's Get It On incorporates smooth soul, doo-wop, and quiet storm. It has been noted by critics for its sexually suggestive lyrics, and was cited by one writer as "one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded".

  15. My Tennessee Mountain Home

    My Tennessee Mountain Home (1973)


    My Tennessee Mountain Home, released in 1973, is the 11th solo studio album by Dolly Parton, the title track of which became one of her better-known compositions. Largely a concept album about her childhood in rural Tennessee, the album began with a recitation of the first letter Parton wrote to her parents, shortly after moving from her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee to Nashville in 1964. Most of the songs were fond reminiscences of her youth and family, though in one song, "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)", Parton candidly admits that though she is grateful for the lessons the poverty of her childhood taught her, she is in no hurry to repeat the experience. The final cut on the album, "Down on Music Row", recounts her first days on Nashville's Music Row, scrambling to get a record deal, and thanking those who helped her along the way (making specific mention of Chet Atkins and RCA's Bob Ferguson).

  16. Ship Ahoy

    Ship Ahoy (1973)


    Ship Ahoy is a rhythm and blues album by Philadelphia soul group The O'Jays, released on November 10, 1973 on Philadelphia International Records. The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching #1 on Billboard's "Black Albums" chart and #11 on the "Pop Albums" chart and launching two hit singles, "For the Love of Money" and "Put Your Hands Together." Conceived as a theme album built around the title track, Ship Ahoy includes socially relevant tracks and love songs under a cover that is itself notable for its serious subject matter. The album, which achieved RIAA platinum certification for over 1 million copies sold in 1992, has been reissued multiple times, including in a 2003 edition with a bonus track. Ship Ahoy was the highest selling R&B album on the Billboard Year-End chart for 1974.[1]

  17. Tres Hombres

    Tres Hombres (1973)


    Tres Hombres (Spanish for "three men", meaning the three members of the band) is the third album by the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released in 1973. The album was the first of many times the band worked with Terry Manning as engineer. It was a successful combination as the release was the band's first commercial breakthrough. In the US, the album entered the top ten while the single "La Grange" reached number 41 on the singles charts. (Meanwhile, "La Grange" debuted number 33 on the American Top 40 broadcast on June 29, 1974.)

  18. And I Love You So

    And I Love You So (1905)


    And I Love You So was Perry Como's 21st 12" long-play album released by RCA Records.

  19. Smokey

    Smokey (1973)


    Smokey is the first solo album by Motown legend Smokey Robinson after his departure from The Miracles. It was released on Motown Records' Tamla subsidiary label (T328L) in 1973, and featured the single "Sweet Harmony" which was his tribute to his former singing partners in the Miracles: Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White. The album was arranged by Dave Blumberg, Gene Page and Willie Hutch. It also featured the song "Baby Come Close", his first solo hit single, and the single "Just My Soul Responding", a protest song dealing with ghetto life in America, and the plight of the American Indian.[1]

  20. A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean

    A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean (1987)


    A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean is the third studio album by American singer–songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the first major-label album in Buffett's Don Gant-produced "Key West phase", although Buffett himself frequently refers to "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean" as his first album. It was initially released in June 1973 as Dunhill DS-50150 and later rereleased on Dunhill's successor labels ABC and MCA.

  21. Suzi Quatro

    Suzi Quatro (2011)


    Suzi Quatro is the debut solo studio album by the American rock singer-songwriter and bass guitarist Suzi Quatro. It was originally released in late 1973, by the record label Rak. The album was titled Can the Can in Australia.

  22. Neither One Of Us

    Neither One Of Us (1973)


    Neither One of Us is an album recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips, released in early 1973 (see 1973 in music) by Motown Records on the Soul Records label.

  23. Now And Then

    Now And Then (1973)


    Now & Then is the fifth album from The Carpenters, released on May 16, 1973. In Cash Box Year-End Charts of 1973, Now & Then appeared at number 20 and the title for the album was suggested by Karen and Richard's mother, Agnes Carpenter.

  24. Bette Midler

    Bette Midler (1973)


    Bette Midler is the eponymous second studio album by American female vocalist Bette Midler, released in 1973 on the Atlantic Records label.
    The album, produced by Arif Mardin and Barry Manilow, includes Midler's interpretations of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark", Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill's "Surabaya Johnny", Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" and Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" as well as a Phil Spector medley.
    Bette Midler reached #6 on the US albums chart and was later awarded a Gold Disc by the RIAA.

  25. Ring Ring

    Ring Ring (2013)


    Ring Ring is the first studio album to feature the Swedish foursome who would later become pop group ABBA. It was released in Scandinavia and a limited number of other territories, including Germany, Australia, South Africa and Mexico, on March 26, 1973 through Polar Music. The album was a chart-topping album in Belgium, and a big success in the Netherlands, Norway and South Africa.

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