Tom Moon

1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener’s Life List

Published by Workman Publishing Company Inc, August 2008.

(The order has been changed in the cases of one or two albums (ie Brian Eno & David Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts was filed listed under David Byrne, here it is under Brian Eno. The only reason for these is for this ‘list editor’ to compare different lists & not a ‘correction’).

o ABBA - Gold
o Dimi Mint Abba - Music & Songs of Mauritania
o Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra - Blu Blu Blu
o AC/DC - Back in Black
o John Adams - Death of Klinghoffer [John Adams / London Symphony Orchestra]
o John Adams - Harmonium (ECM) [Eo de Waart / San Francisco Symphony Orchestra]
o Johnny Adams - Real Me: Sings Doc Pomus
o Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
o Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Live At the Lighthouse
o King Sunny Adé - Best of the Classic Years
o Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
o Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock [12”]
o Mahmoud Ahmed - Éthiopiques Vol 7: Erè Mèla Mèla
o Air - Air Lore
o Arthur Alexander - Ultimate
o Alice Cooper - School’s Out [7”]
o Alice in Chains - Dirt
o Mose Allison - Allison Wonderland: Anthology
o Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
o Almanac Singers - Their Complete General Recordings
o Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights
o Amigos Invisibles - Arepa 3000: A Venezuelan Journey Into Space
o Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis - First Day
o Marian Anderson - Spirituals
o Animals - House of the Rising Sun [7”]
o Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
o Fiona Apple - When the Pawn...
o Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
o Martha Argerich - Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 / Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto
o Louis Armstrong - Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings [Legacy/Sony]
o Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of...
o Art Ensemble of Chicago - Urban Bushmen
o Fred Astaire - Steppin’ Out: Astaire Sings
o Chet Atkins & Les Paul - Chester & Lester
o Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity
o Baby Huey & the Babysitters - Story: Living Legend
o JS Bach - Brandenburg Concertos / Concerto Italiano [Rinaldo Alessandrini]
o JS Bach - Cantatas BWV 82 & 199 [Lorraine Hunt Lieberson]
o JS Bach - Goldberg Variations (A State of Wonder: 1955 & 1981 Recordings) [Glenn Gould]
o JS Bach - Mass in B minor [Philippe Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale]
o JS Bach - Partitas Nos 1 & 4 / Sonata in G minor (JS Bach: Vol 1) [Sergio Fiorentino]
o JS Bach - Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin: Complete [Arthur Grumiaux]
o JS Bach - Suites for Cello: Vols 1 & 2 [Pablo Casals]
o JS Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1 [Till Fellner]
o Bad Brains - I Against I
o Baden Powell [Baden Powell de Aquino] - Universo Musical de…
o Erykah Badu - Mama’s Gun
o Joan Baez - Joan Baez (1960)
o Anita Baker - Rapture
o Chet Baker - Let’s Get Lost: Best of Chet Baker Sings
o Balfa Brothers - Play Traditional Cajun Music
o Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - Singin’ & Swingin’
o Band - Band [2nd Album]
o Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings [Leonard Slatkin / St Louis Symphony Orchestra]
o Ray Barretto - Barretto-Power
o Béla Bartók - Six String Quartets [Takács Quartet]
o Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta [Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra]
o Béla Bartók - Concerto No 3 for Piano & Orchestra (with Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6) [Annie Fischer / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Ferenc Fricsay]
o Cecilia Bartoli - Vivaldi Album
o Count Basie Orchestra - Original American Decca Recordings
o Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
o Waldemar Bastos - Pretaluz
o Batacumbele - Con un Poco de Songo
o Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
o Beach Boys - Good Vibrations [7”]
o Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
o Billy Bean - Trio: Rediscovered
o Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
o Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night
o Beatles - Abbey Road
o Beatles - Beatles [White Album]
o Beatles - Revolver
o Beatles - Rubber Soul
o Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
o Beau Brummels - Triangle
o BeauSoleil - Bayou Deluxe: Best of Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil
o Sidney Bechet - Ken Burns’ Jazz
o Beck - Mutations
o Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: Soundtrack
o Ludwig van Beethoven - Missa Solemnis [Otto Kelmperer / New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra]
o Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos 1-5 [Rudolf Serkin / Bavarian Radio Symphony & Chorus / Rafael Kubelík]
o Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5 [Arthur Schoonderwoerd / Cristofori Ensemble]
o Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trio No 6 ‘Archduke’ & Violin Sonata No 9 ‘Kreutzer’ [Jacques Thibaud, Pablo Casals, Alfred Cortot]
o Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartets Ops 131 & 135 [Leonard Bernstein / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra]
o Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos 1-9 [David Zinman / Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich]
o Bix Beiderbecke - Vol 1: Singin’ the Blues
o Harry Belafonte - Live in Concert at the Carnegie Hall
o Peter Bellamy - The Transports
o Belle & Sebastian - If You’re Feeling Sinister
o Vincenzo Bellini - Norma [Maria Callas / Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Tullio Serafin]
o Bembeya Jazz National - Syliphone Years
o Jorge Ben - África-Brasil
o Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of St Maurice & St Maur, Clervaux - Salve Regina: Gregorian Chant
o Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - Tony Bennett-Bill Evans Album
o Alban Berg - Violin Concerto (with Igor Stravinsky’ Violin Concerto) [Mark Kaplan / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Lawrence Foster]
o Alban Berg - Wozzeck [Ingo Metzmacher / Hamburg State Philharmonic]
o Luciano Berio - Sinfonia: for eight voices & orchestra [Péter Eötvös / London Voices / Göteborgs Symfoniker]
o Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique [Sir John Eliot Gardiner / Orchestre Révolutionnaire
o Hector Berlioz - Les Troyens [Sir John Eliot Gardiner / Monteverdi Choir / Chorus of the Théâtre du Châtelet]
o Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast
o Chuck Berry - Anthology [Chess/MCA]
o Asha Bhosle - Rough Guide to Asha Bhosle
o Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
o Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City (2 on 1)
o Georges Bizet - Carmen [Victoria de los Angeles / French Radio Orchestra & Chorus / Sir Thomas Beecham]
o Björk - Homogenic
o Black Flag - Damaged
o Black Sabbath - Paranoid
o Blind Blake - Ragtime Guitar’s Foremost Fingerpicker
o Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Moanin’
o Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland - Two Steps from the Blues
o Paul Bley - Fragments
o Blind Boys of Alabama - Spirit of the Century
o Blind Faith - Blind Faith
o Blondie - Parallel Lines
o Bloque - Bloque
o Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
o Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick & Joe Stein - Fiddler on the Roof: Original Broadway Cast
o Dock Boggs - His Folkway Years: 1963-1968
o Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - I See a Darkness
o Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
o Booker T & MGs - Melting Pot
o James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
o Lô Borges - Lô Borges
o Boston - Boston
o Bothy Band - Old Hag You Have Killed Me
o Boukman Eksperyans - Kalfou Danjare
o David Bowie - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars
o Boys of the Lough - Live at Passim
o Alex Bradford & the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir - Shakin’ the Rafters
o Johannes Brahms - Four Symphonies [Gunther Wand / NDR Symphony Orchestra]
o Johannes Brahms - Lieder [Bernarda Fink & Roger Vignoles]
o Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No 2 [Sviatoslav Richter / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Erich Leinsdorf]
o Johannes Brahms - Sonatas: for cello & piano Ops 38, 99 & 108 [Yo-Yo Ma / Emanuel Ax]
o Johannes Brahms - Violin Sonatas Ops 78, 100 & 108 [Josef Suk / Julius Katchen]
o Anthony Braxton - For Alto
o Bright Eyes - I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
o Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes [Jon Vickers / Heather Harper / Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus / Sir Colin Davis]
o Big Bill Broonzy - Young Big Bill Broonzy: 1928-1935
o Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers - Any Other Way to Go?
o Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet - Clifford Brown & Max Roach (1954)
o James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine [7”]
o James Brown - Live at the Apollo (1962)
o James Brown - Soul Pride: Instrumentals 1960-1969
o Oscar Brown, Jr - Sin & Soul... and Then Some
o Ruth Brown - Miss Rhythm
o Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
o Anton Bruckner - Symphony No 7 [Georg Tintner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra]
o Jeff Buckley - Grace
o Lord Buckley - His Royal Hipness
o Tim Buckley - Dream Letter: Live in London, 1968
o Buckwheat Zydeco - Zydeco Party
o Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
o Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective
o Bulgarian Women’s National Radio & Television Chorus - Mystère des Voix Bulgares
o Solomon Burke - Don’t Give Up On Me
o Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
o RL Burnside - Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
o Kate Bush - Kick Inside
o William Byrd - Harpsichord Music [Gustav Leonhardt]
o Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
o Cachao y Su Ritmo Caliente - Descargas: Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature
o Café Tacuba - Cuatro Caminos
o Uri Caine - Urlicht/Primal Light
o Camarón de la Isla - Leyenda del Tiempo
o Can - Tago Mago
o Nati Cano’s Mariachi los Camperos - ¡Viva el Mariachi!
o Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
o Caravans - Best of the Caravans
o James Carr - You Got My Mind Messed Up
o Carter Family - 1927-1934
o Elliott Carter - Symphonia: Sum Fluxae Pretium Spei / Clarinet Concerto [Oliver Knussen / BBC Symphony Orchestra]
o Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick - Byker Hill
o Cartola - Cartola (1976)
o Enrico Caruso - 21 Favorite Arias
o Cascabulho - Hunger Gives You a Headache
o Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
o Johnny Cash - American Recordings
o Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
o Dorival Caymmi - E Seu Violão
o Emmanuel Chabrier - Roi Malgré Lui [Charles Dutoit / New Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus of Radio France]
o Manu Chao - Clandestino: Esperando la Ultima Ola…
o Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
o Ray Charles - Atlantic Years: Best of...
o Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music: Vols 1 & 2
o Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Médée [Lorraine Hunt / Arts Florissants / William Christie]
o Hariprasad Chaurasia - Raga Darbari Kanada / Dhun in Raga Mishra Pilu
o Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
o Clifton Chenier - Bogalusa Boogie
o Don Cherry - Old & New Dreams
o Vic Chesnutt - Is the Actor Happy?
o Chic - C’est Chic
o Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority
o Chico Science & Nação Zumbi - Lama ao Caos
o Chieftains - 4
o Sonny Chillingworth - Endlessly
o Frédéric Chopin - Ballades & Scherzos [Arthur Rubinstein]
o Frédéric Chopin - Nocturnes [Maria João Pires]
o Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concertos: Nos 1 & 2 [Krystian Zimerman / Polish Festival Orchestra]
o Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Sextet - Genius of the Electric Guitar
o Clancy Brothers / Dubliners - Irish Drinking Songs: Come Fill Your Glass with Us
o Clannad - Macalla
o Guy Clark - Old No 1
o Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin’
o Clash - London Calling
o Harvey Lavan ‘Van’ Cliburn - Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 / Serge Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3
o Jimmy Cliff & Various Artists - Harder They Come: Soundtrack
o Patsy Cline - Collection (box set)
o Coasters - Yakety Yak [7”]
o Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues [7”]
o Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen
o Codona - Volume 3
o Leonard Cohen - Songs of...
o Nat King Cole & His Trio - After Midnight: Complete Session
o Ornette Coleman - Shape of Jazz to Come
o Willie Colón & Rubén Blades - Siembra
o John Coltrane - & Johnny Hartman
o John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
o John Coltrane - Blue Train
o Comedian Harmonists - Comedian Harmonists [Hannibal compilation]
o Ry Cooder - Paradise & Lunch
o Ry Cooder & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt - A Meeting by the River
o Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
o Sam Cooke - With the Soul Stirrers
o Aaron Copland - Symphony No 3 [Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic]
o Chick Corea & Return to Forever - Light as a Feather
o Cortijo - Y Su Máquina del Tiempo (& His Time Machine)
o Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Armed Forces
o Cream - Disraeli Gears
o Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy & the Poor Boys
o Régine Crespin - Sings Berlioz & Ravel [Ernest Ansermet / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande]
o Bing Crosby - A Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings
o Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
o George Crumb - Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) [Kronos Quartet]
o Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco - Celia y Johnny
o Cure - Head on the Door
o Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
o D’Angelo - Brown Sugar
o IK Dairo & His Blue Spots - Definitive
o Dick Dale & His Del-Tones - King of the Surf Guitar: Best of...
o Karen Dalton - It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best
o Danger Mouse - Grey Album [unofficial]
o Bobby Darin - That’s All
o Reverend Gary Davis - Harlem Street Singer
o Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
o Miles Davis - Complete ‘In a Silent Way’ Sessions
o Miles Davis - Highlights from the Plugged Nickel
o Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
o Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
o Sammy Davis, Jr - I Gotta Right to Swing
o De Danann with Mary Black - Song for Ireland
o De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
o Claude Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande [Roger Désormière / Chœurs Yvonne Gouverné & Orchestre Symphonique]
o Claude Debussy - Preludes [Krystian Zimerman]
o Decemberists - Crane Wife
o Deep Purple - Machine Head
o Sandy Denny - Sandy
o Derek & the Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
o Paul Desmond with Jim Hall - Take Ten
o Toumani Diabaté & Ballaké Sissoko - New Ancient Strings
o Neil Diamond - Hot August Night
o Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa [7”]
o Digital Underground - Sex Packets
o Dion - The Wanderer [7”]
o Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces
o Dixie Hummingbirds - Thank You for One More Day: 70th Anniversary of the...
o Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
o DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
o Djavan - Luz
o Dr Dre - The Chronic
o Dr John - Gris-Gris
o Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
o Fats Domino - They Call Me the Fat Man: Legendary Imperial Recordings
o Doors - Doors
o Thomas A Dorsey - Precious Lord: Recordings of the Great Gospel Songs of...
o Dave Douglas - Charms of the Night Sky
o Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
o Doris Duke - I’m a Loser: Swamp Dogg Sessions & More
o Vernon Duke & Ira Gershwin - Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 [Broadway Cast Recording]
o Henri Dutilleux - Cello Concerto ‘Tout un Monde Lointain’ [Mstislav Rostropovich / Orchestre de Paris / Serge Baudo]
o Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No 9 [Mariss Jansons / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam]
o Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
o Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
o Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
o Bob Dylan - Love & Theft
o Eagles - Hotel California
o Snooks Eaglin - New Orleans Street Singer
o Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues
o Earth, Wind & Fire - All ‘n All
o Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto [Jacqueline du Pré / BBC Symphony Orchestra / John Barbirolli]
o Edward Elgar - Symphony No 1 [Edward Elgar / London Symphony Orchestra]
o Duke Ellington - Far East Suite
o Duke Ellington - Never No Lament: Blanton-Webster Band
o Missy Elliott - Respect ME
o Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Essential [Vanguard]
o Emerson, Lake, & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
o Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP
o Brian Eno - Another Green World
o Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports
o Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
o Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
o Alejandro Escovedo - Gravity
o ESG - A South Bronx Story
o Estrellas de Areito - Los Heroes
o Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Undercurrent
o Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard / Waltz for Debby
o Everly Brothers - Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits
o Césaria Évora - Césaria
o John Fahey - Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
o Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
o Manuel de Falla - Sombrero de Tres Picos (Three-Cornered Hat) [Ernest Ansermet / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande]
o Tal Farlow - Swinging Guitar of...
o Fatboy Slim - Better Living Through Chemistry
o Gabriel Fauré - Requiem / Pelléas et Mélisande (Suite) / Pavane [Charles Dutoit / Montreal Symphony Orchestra & Chorus]
o Faust - Faust / So Far (2 on 1)
o Cheo Feliciano - Cheo (1972)
o José Feliciano - Sentimiento, la Voz, y la Guitarra
o Narvel Felts - Drift Away: Best of Narvel Felts 1973-1979
o Fishbone - Truth & Soul
o Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
o Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis
o Roberta Flack - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [7”]
o Flaming Lips - Soft Bulletin
o Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Jamboree
o Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (1975)
o Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
o Frank Emilio Flynn - Musica Original de Cuba
o Four Freshman - & 5 Trombones
o Four Tops - Anthology
o Franco & TPOK Jazz - Rough Guide to Franco
o Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
o Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
o Lefty Frizzell - Look What Thoughts Can Do
o Fugazi - Repeater
o Fugees - The Score
o Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
o Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel [III]
o Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
o Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour 1974
o Gang of Four - Entertainment!
o Jan Garbarek & Ralph Towner - Dis
o Carlos Gardel - Best of...
o Judy Garland - Judy at Carnegie Hall
o Erroll Garner - Concert by the Sea
o Djivan Gasparyan - I Will Not Be Sad in this World
o Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
o Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get it On
o Marvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the Grapevine [7”]
o Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
o George Gershwin - Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra (including Rhapsody in Blue) [Michael Boriskin / Eos Orchestra / John Sheffer]
o George Gershwin - Porgy & Bess [Anne Brown / Eva Jessye Choir / Decca Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Smallens]
o Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
o Ghazal [Kayhan Kalhor, Shujaat Husain Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri] - Lost Songs of the Silk Road
o Joe Gibbs / Errol Thompson - Mighty Two
o Gilbert & Sullivan - The Mikado [Sir Charles Mackerras / Orchestra & Chorus of the Welsh National Opera]
o Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo
o João Gilberto - João Gilberto (1973)
o Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra - Afro
o Jimmy Giuffre - 1961
o Philip Glass & Robert Wilson - Einstein on the Beach [Michael Riesman]
o Osvaldo Golijov - Ainadamar [Dawn Upshaw / Atlanta Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Robert Spano]
o Gong - Gazeuse!
o Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - Complete 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert
o Dexter Gordon - Go!
o Henryk Górecki - Symphony No 3 ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ [Dawn Upshaw / London Sinfonietta / David Zinman]
o Hildegard of Bingen - A Feather on the Breath of God: Sequences & Hymns [Gothic Voices with Emma Kirkby]
o Gran Combo de Puerto Rico - 30 Aniversario
o Grateful Dead - American Beauty
o Green Day - American Idiot
o Al Green - Call Me
o Grant Green - Feelin’ the Spirit
o Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces [Emil Gilels]
o Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto (with Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto) [Leif Ove Andsnes / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons]
o Bessie Griffin & the Gospel Pearls - Live at ‘The Bear’ in Chicago
o Juan Luis Guerra y 440 - Fogaraté!
o Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand
o Guns N’ Roses - Appetite for Destruction
o Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads
o Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues
o Charlie Haden - Nocturnes
o Merle Haggard & the Strangers - Mama Tried
o Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock [78rpm / 7”]
o Tom T Hall - In Search of a Song
o Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern - Show Boat [Frederica von Stade / Ambrosian Chorus / London Sinfonietta / John McGlinn]
o Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
o Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
o George Frideric Handel - Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar) [Magdalena Kožená / Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski]
o George Frideric Handel - Messiah [Paul McCreesh / Gabrieli Consort & Players]
o George Frideric Handel - Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks) [Hervé Niquet / Concert Spirituel Orchestra]
o Larry Harlow - Salsa
o Joe Harriott Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Suite
o Emmylou Harris - Pieces of the Sky
o George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
o George Harrison & Various Artists - Concert for Bangladesh
o PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
o Clara Haskil - Wolfgang Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 / Domenico Scarlatti: 11 Sonatas
o Donny Hathaway - Everything is Everything
o Coleman Hawkins - Body & Soul [78rpm]
o Ted Hawkins - Next Hundred Years
o Joseph Haydn - 12 ‘London’ Symphonies [Eugen Jochum / London Philharmonic Orchestra]
o Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Soundtrack
o Ofra Haza - Fifty Gates of Wisdom: Yemenite Songs
o Jascha Heifetz - Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto / Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
o Fletcher Henderson - A Study in Frustration: Story
o Joe Henderson - Power to the People
o Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
o Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsies
o Jerry Herman - Hello Dolly! [Original Broadway Cast]
o Bernard Herrmann - Psycho [Joel McNeely / Royal Scottish National Orchestra]
o Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
o Lauryn Hill - Miseducation of...
o Roscoe Holcomb - High Lonesome Sound
o Dave Holland - Conference of the Birds
o Billie Holliday - Ultimate Collection [Verve, 2006]
o Buddy Holly - Collection: 50 Classic Recordings
o Gustav Holst - The Planets [William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra]
o John Lee Hooker - Plays & Sings the Blues
o Sol Hoopii - Master of the Hawaiian Guitar: Volumes 1 & 2
o Lightnin’ Hopkins - Lightnin’ Hopkins (1959)
o Shirley Horn - Close Enough for Love
o Vladimir Horowitz - Horowitz at the Met (includes works by Domenico Scarlatti; Frédéric Chopin; Franz Liszt; Sergei Rachmaninoff)
o Son House - Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues
o Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
o Howlin’ Wolf - Moanin’ in the Moonlight
o Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay
o Mississippi John Hurt - Today!
o Husker Dü - Zen Arcade
o Bobby Hutcherson - Components
o Huun-Huur-Tu - Orphan’s Lament
o Abdullah Ibrahim - Yarona
o Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power
o Ilê Aiyê - Canto Negro
o Incredible String Band - Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
o Isley Brothers - Heat is On
o Burl Ives - Wayfaring Stranger [Columbia]
o Charles Ives - Symphony No 2 / Symphony No 3 ‘Camp Meeting’ [Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic]
o Jackson 5 - I Want You Back [7”]
o Joe Jackson - Night & Day
o Mahalia Jackson - Apollo Sessions: 1946-1951
o Michael Jackson - Thriller
o Ahmad Jamal - But Not for Me: At the Pershing
o Elmore James - Sky is Crying: History of...
o Etta James - Tell Mama
o Rick James - Street Songs
o Skip James - Complete Early Recordings of Skip James
o Leoš Janáček - Piano Works [Rafael Lubelik]
o Jane’s Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
o Keith Jarrett - Köln Concert
o Keith Jarrett - My Song
o Eddie Jefferson - Jazz Singer
o Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes
o Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
o Flaco Jiménez - Squeeze Box King
o Antônio Carlos Jobim - Composer of ‘Desafinado’ Plays
o Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
o Little Willie John - Very Best of... [Collectables]
o Blind Willie Johnson - Complete
o James P Johnson - Original: 1942-1945
o Lonnie Johnson - Original Guitar Wizard
o Robert Johnson - Complete Recordings
o Tommy Johnson - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order: 1928-1929
o Freedy Johnston - Can You Fly
o Joi - We Are Three
o Fern Jones - Glory Road
o George Jones - Grand Tour
o Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
o Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
o Janis Joplin - Pearl
o Scott Joplin - Elite Syncopations: Classic Ragtime from Rare Piano Rolls 1859-1917
o Louis Jordan - Best of Louis Jordan [MCA]
o Josquin Desprez - Missa Pange Lingua / Motets [Bernard Fabre-Garrus / A Sei Voci]
o Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
o Henry Kaiser & David Lindley with Musicians from Madagascar - A World Out of Time
o Pepe Kalle - Gigantafrique!
o Oum Kalthoum [aka Oum Kalsoum] - Legend of Arab Music
o John Kander & Fred Ebb - Chicago: The Musical (1996 Broadway Revival Cast)
o Salif Keita - Moffou
o Khalèd - N’ssi, N’ssi
o Ali Akbar Khan - Traditional Music of India
o Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - In Concert in Paris
o Junior Kimbrough - All Night Long
o King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
o Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
o BB King - Live at the Regal
o Carole King - Tapestry
o Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
o Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery
o Kiss - Rock & Roll All Nite [7”]
o Gladys Knight & the Pips - Imagination
o Kodŏ - Live at Acropolis, Athens, Greece
o Konono No 1 - Congotronics
o Leo Kottke - 6 & 12 String Guitar
o Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
o Alison Krauss - I’ve Got That Old Feeling
o Fela Kuti - Confusion / Gentleman (2 on 1)
o Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Hot House
o Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross - Hottest New Group in Jazz
o Héctor Lavoe - De ti Depende
o Lead Belly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Legacy Vol 1
o Ernesto Lecuona - Ultimate Collection: Lecuona Plays Lecuona
o Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won
o Led Zeppelin - II
o Peggy Lee - Black Coffee
o Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz
o John Lennon - Imagine
o Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady [Rex Harrison / Julie Andrews]
o Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
o Dinu Lipatti - Besançon Festival 1950 [includes works by JS Bach / Frédéric Chopin / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Franz Schubert]
o Franz Liszt - Two Piano Concertos / Piano Sonata [Kirill Kondrashin / London Symphony Orchestra / Sviatoslav Richter]
o Little Richard - Georgia Peach [Speciality]
o Little Richard - Sings the Gospel
o Booker Little - Out Front
o Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice - Jesus Christ Superstar (1971) [Ian Gillan / Murray Head / Yvonne Elliman / etc]
o Los Lobos - Kiko
o Julie London - Julie… At Home / Around Midnight (2 on 1)
o Louvin Brothers - Satan is Real
o Joe Lovano - Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard
o Love - Forever Changes
o Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth
o Loretta Lynn - Definitive Collection
o Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird [track]
o Baaba Maal with Mansour Seck - Djam Leelii
o Guillaume de Machaut - Motets [Hilliard Ensemble]
o Madonna - Ray of Light
o Madredeus - O Espírito da Paz
o Magic Sam - West Side Soul
o Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
o Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin - Inner Mounting Flame
o Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens - Paris: Soweto
o Gustav Mahler - Lied von der Erde [Christina Ludwig / Fritz Wunderlich / Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer]
o Gustav Mahler - Symphony No 4 [Bernard Haitink]
o Gustav Mahler - Symphony No 9 [Leonard Bernstein / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra]
o Mamas & the Papas - California Dreamin’ [7”]
o Henry Mancini - Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Soundtrack
o Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited - Chimurenga Singles: 1976-1980
o Irén Marik - Bartók in the Desert: Art of... [includes works by Béla Bartók / Claude Debussy / Franz Liszt / etc]
o Bob Marley & the Wailers - Exodus
o Bob Marley & the Wailers - Natty Dread
o Mars Volta - Bedlam in Goliath
o Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street [7”]
o Pat Martino - Head & Heart: Consciousness / Live! (2 on 1)
o Bohuslav Martinů - Julietta [Maria Tauberova / Orchestra of the National Theatre, Prague / Jaroslav Krombholc]
o John Martyn - Solid Air
o Jules Massenet - Manon [Victoria de los Angeles / Choeurs et Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique / Pierre Monteux]
o Johnny Mathis - Open Fire, Two Guitars
o Dave Band Matthews - The Gorge
o Nicholas Maw - Violin Concerto [Joshua Bell / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Roger Norrington]
o John Mayall’s Blues Breakers - With Eric Clapton
o Curtis Mayfield - There’s no Place Like America Today
o Les McCann with Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement: Recorded Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
o Eugene McDaniels - Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
o MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
o Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Kate & Anna McGarrigle
o Loreena McKennitt - The Visit
o Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing
o Carmen McRae - Carmen Sings Monk
o Blind Willie McTell - Definitive
o Brad Mehldau - Largo
o M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
o Mekons - Rock ‘n’ Roll
o Memphis Minnie - Hoodoo Lady: 1933-1937
o Yehudi Menuhin - Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto [Wilhelm Furtwängler]
o Olivier Messiaen - Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End of Time) [Paul Meyer / Gil Shaham / Jian Wang / Myung-Whun Chung]
o Olivier Messiaen - Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (Twenty Ways of Looking at the Infant Jesus) [Pierre-Laure Aimard]
o Metallica - Master of Puppets
o Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
o Pat Metheny Group - Pat Metheny Group
o Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G / Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 4 [Ettore Gracis / Philharmonia Orchestra]
o Michelle Shocked - Short Sharp Shocked
o Mighty Diamonds - Right Time
o Mighty Sparrow / Lord Kitchener - 16 Carnival Hits
o Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
o Ministry - Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste
o Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
o Mississippi Sheiks - Honey Babe Let the Deal Go Down: Best of the...
o Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark
o Hank Mobley - Soul Station
o Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert
o Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
o Juana Molina - Segundo
o Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall
o Thelonious Monk - Unique [Riverside]
o Bill Monroe - Music of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994
o Gabriela Montero - Bach & Beyond
o Claudio Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 (Vespers of the Blessed Virgin) [Rinaldo Alessandrini / Concerto Italiano]
o Wes Montgomery - Smokin’ at the Half Note
o Tete Montoliu - Solo Piano
o Moondog - Viking of Sixth Avenue
o Douglas Moore & John Latouche - Ballad of Baby Doe [John Moriarty / Cast & Orchestra of Central City Opera]
o Jason Moran - Bandwagon
o Beny Moré - Cuban Originals
o Lee Morgan - Search for the New Land
o Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
o Ennio Morricone - A Fistful of Film Music
o Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
o Jelly Roll Morton - Birth of the Hot
o Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Are Black Star
o Mother Love Bone - Apple
o Paul Motian - On Broadway: Vol 1
o Tom Moulton - A Tom Moulton Mix
o Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Late Symphonies [Leonard Bernstein / Wiener Philharmoniker]
o Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Marriage of Figaro [Véronique Gens / Concerto Köln / René Jacobs]
o Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos 12 & 18 / Piano Sonata No 11 [Lili Kraus / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux]
o Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem [Bernard Labadie / Violons du Roy]
o Muddy Waters - At Newport, 1960
o Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur
o Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free by 1983
o Muñequitos de Matanzas - Ito Ibah Echu: Sacred Yoruba Music of Cuba
o Modest Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov [Valery Gergiev / Kirov Opera & Orchestra]
o Modest Mussorgsky - The Nursery / Sunless / Songs & Dances of Death [Boris Christoff / Alexandre Labinsky]
o Os Mutantes - Mutantes (1969)
o My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
o My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
o Youssou N’Dour - Immigrés
o Nas - Illmatic
o Milton Nascimento - Clube da Esquina (1972)
o Fats Navarro & Tadd Dameron - Complete Blue Note & Capitol Recordings of...
o Oliver Nelson - Blues & the Abstract Truth
o Ricky Nelson - Greatest Hits [Capitol]
o Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
o Willie Nelson - Stardust
o Neu! - Neu! ‘75
o Aaron Neville - Tell it Like it Is [Par-Lo]
o Phineas Newborn, Jr - A World of Piano!
o Randy Newman - 12 Songs
o Herbie Nichols - Complete Blue Note Recordings
o Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
o Nine Inch Nails - Downward Spiral
o Nirvana - Nevermind
o Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
o No Doubt - Rock Steady
o Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
o Les Nubians - Princesses Nubiennes
o NWA - Straight Outta Compton
o Laura Nyro - Eli & the Thirteenth Confession
o Sinéad O’Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
o O’Jays - Back Stabbers
o Paul Oakenfold - Tranceport
o Phil Ochs - There & Now: Live in Vancouver 1968
o Odetta - Sings Ballads & Blues
o King Oliver & His Creole Jazz Band - Off the Record: Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings
o Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila - Songs for the Poor Man
o Roy Orbison - For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits
o Orchestra Baobab - Pirates Choice
o Orishas - Antidiotico
o Orquesta Casino de la Playa - Memories of Cuba: 1937-1944
o Beth Orton - Central Reservation
o Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
o OutKast - Stankonia
o Buck Owens - Sings Harlan Howard
o Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
o Gabby Pahinui - Best of the Gabby Band: 1972-1977
o Eddie Palmieri - Eddie Palmieri (1982)
o Eddie Palmieri - La Perfecta
o Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
o Ivo Papasov & His Orchestra - Balkanology
o Parisa - Baz Amadam: Concert de Parisa au Royal Festival Hall
o Charlie Parker - A Studio Chronicle: 1940-1948 [JSP]
o Charlie Parker - Bird with Strings
o Graham Parker & the Rumour - Squeezing out Sparks / Live Sparks
o Parliament - Mothership Connection
o Gram Parsons GP / Grievous Angel (2 on 1)
o Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa [Gidon Kremer / Fratres / Keith Jarrett]
o Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
o Hermeto Pascoal - Slaves Mass
o Charley Patton - Founder of the Delta Blues
o Billy Paul - Me & Mrs Jones [7”]
o Les Paul & Mary Ford - Best of the Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition
o Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
o Johnny Paycheck - On His Way: Little Darlin’ Sound of...
o Pearl Jam - Ten
o Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham - Live from This Theatre: Live
o Pentangle - Basket of Light
o Art Pepper - Meets the Rhythm Section
o Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
o Carl Perkins - Dance Album of...
o Itzhak Perlman - Live in the Fiddler’s House
o Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry - Arkology
o Peter, Paul & Mary - Peter, Paul & Mary (1962)
o Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train
o Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
o Sam Phillips - Fan Dance
o Washington Phillips - Key to the Kingdom
o Edith Piaf - Voice of the Sparrow
o Astor Piazzólla - Tango: Zero Hour
o Wilson Pickett - The Exciting...
o Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
o Pixies - Doolittle
o Poet & the Roots [Linton Kwesi Johnson] - Dread Beat an’ Blood
o Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God
o Police - Synchronicity
o Charlie Poole - You Ain’t Talkin’ to Me: Charlie Poole & the Roots of Country Music
o Cole Porter - Anything Goes: First Recording of the Original 1934 Version [John McGlinn / London Symphony Orchestra]
o Portishead - Dummy
o Bud Powell - Amazing: Vol 1
o Elvis Presley - Elvis at Sun
o Elvis Presley - How Great Thou Art
o Pretenders - Learning to Crawl
o Pretty Things - Get the Picture?
o Louis Prima - Wildest!
o Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain
o Prince - Sign ‘O’ the Times
o John Prine - John Prine
o Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale [7”]
o Professor Longhair - New Orleans Piano
o Serge Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet Op 64 [Lorin Maazel / Cleveland Orchestra]
o Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
o Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
o Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème [Mirella Freni / Luciano Pavarotti / Berlin Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan]
o Giacomo Puccini - Turandot [Joan Sutherland / Luciano Pavarotti / John Alldis Choir / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta]
o Tito Puente & His Orchestra - Dance Mania!
o Queen - A Night at the Opera
o Sergei Rachmaninov - All-Night Vigil (Vespers) Op 37 [Paul Hillier / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir]
o Sergei Rachmaninov - His Complete Recordings [RCA Red Seal]
o Radiohead - OK Computer
o Ma Rainey - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
o Bonnie Raitt - Give it Up
o Jean-Philippe Rameau - Platée [Gilles Ragon / Jennifer Smith / Musiciens du Louvre / Ensemble Vocal Françoise Herr / Marc Minkowski]
o Ramones - Ramones
o Willis Alan Ramsey - Willis Alan Ramsey
o Ernest Ranglin - Below the Bassline
o Maurice Ravel - Boléro / Modest Mussorgsky arr Ravel: Tableaux d’une Exposition / Claude Debussy: La Mer [Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic]
o Maurice Ravel - Heure Espagnole / Enfant et les Sortilèges (with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol / Igor Stravinsky: Chant du Rossignol) [Lorin Maazel / Orchestra National de la RTF]
o Maurice Ravel - Œuvre pour Piano (Complete Works for Piano) [Alexandre Tharaud]
o Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Sings Soul
o Jimmy Reed - Very Best of Jimmy Reed [Blues Masters/Rhino]
o Lou Reed - New York
o Elís Regina - Como e Porque
o Elís Regina & Antônio Carlos Jobim - Elís & Tom
o Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (Live in Budapest) [Amadinda & Musicians]
o Django Reinhardt - Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order: 1934-1939
o REM - Murmur
o Replacements - Let it Be
o Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors
o Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade [Kirill Kondrashin / Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam]
o Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel
o Ismaël Rivera con Kako y Su Orquesta - Último en la Avenida
o Max Roach - Featuring the Legendary Hasaan
o Max Roach - We Insist! Freedom Now Suite
o Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return
o Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
o Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Ultimate Collection
o Tabu Ley Rochereau - Voice of Lightness: Congo Classics 1961-1977
o Jimmie Rodgers - Essential
o Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II - Sound of Music: Film Soundtrack
o Amália Rodrigues - Art of...
o Arsenio Rodríguez y Su Conjunto - Montuneando: 1946-1950
o Tito Rodriguez - At the Palladium: Live!
o Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St
o Rolling Stones - Singles Collection: London Years
o Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard
o Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel
o Roots - Phrenology
o Roxy Music - Avalon
o Run DMC - Raising Hell
o Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
o Otis Rush - Essential Collection: Classic Cobra Recordings
o Tom Rush - Circle Game
o Arthur Russell - World of Arthur Russell
o Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - Devil with a Blue Dress On/Good Golly, Miss Molly [7”]
o Kaija Saariaho - Amour de Loin [Gerald Finley / Dawn Upshaw / Finnish National Opera / Esa-Pekka Salonen]
o Sade - Promise
o Dino Saluzzi - Cité de la Musique
o Oumou Sangare - Ko Sira
o Mongo Santamaria - Drums & Chants
o Santana - Abraxas
o Gustavo Santaolalla - Ronroco
o Moacir Santos - Coisas
o Sasha - Global Underground 013: Ibiza
o Erik Satie - Gnossiennes / Gymnopédies / Ogives / etc [Reinbert DeLeeuw]
o Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt: Soundtrack
o Arnold Schoenberg - Gurreleider [Simon Rattle / Berlin Philharmoniker]
o Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in B flat D960 [Clifford Curzon]
o Franz Schubert - Symphony No 9 [Wilhelm Furtwängler / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra]
o Franz Schubert - 12 Lieder / Moments Musicaux [Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Edwin Fischer]
o Jill Scott - Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol 1
o Jimmy Scott - Falling in Love is Wonderful
o Tony Scott - Music for Zen Meditation & Other Joys
o Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
o Screaming Trees - Dust
o Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikás - Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikás
o Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: Complete Carnegie Hall Concert
o Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Turn the Page [7”]
o Andrés Segovia - Art of Segovia [includes works by Francisco Tárrega; Joaquín Turina; Heitor Villa-Lobos; etc]
o Sepultura - Roots
o Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
o Shakira - Dónde Están los Ladrones?
o Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack [7”]
o Ravi Shankar - Three Ragas (1956)
o Sonny Sharrock - Ask the Ages
o Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Goin’ Home
o Wayne Shorter - JuJu
o Wayne Shorter - Native Dancer
o Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No 5 / Symphony No 9 [Bernard Haitink / Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam]
o Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No 1 / Cello Concerto No 1 [David Oistrakh / Mstislav Rostropovich]
o Jean Sibelius - Symphony No 5 / Symphony No 7 / En Saga [Sir Colin Davis / Boston Symphony Orchestra]
o Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
o Silly Wizard - Wild & Beautiful
o Horace Silver Quintet - Song for My Father
o Paul Simon - Graceland
o Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
o Nina Simone - Anthology [RCA, 2003]
o Simply Red - Picture Book
o Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
o Frank Sinatra - Sings for Only the Lonely
o Frank Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim - Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim
o Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino
o Slayer - Reign in Blood
o Sleater-Kinney - Call the Doctor
o Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman [7”]
o Slum Village - Fantastic: Vol 1
o Sly & the Family Stone - Stand!
o Bedřich Smetana - Má Vlast [Rafæl Kubelík / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra]
o Bessie Smith - Essential
o Elliott Smith - XO
o Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & His Clowns - This is...
o Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack
o Doctor Lonnie Smith - Live at the Club Mozambique
o Patti Smith - Horses
o Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith - Lion Roars! His Greatest 1934-1944
o Smiths - Queen is Dead
o Hank Snow - Essential [RCA, 1997]
o Stephen Sondheim - A Little Night Music: Original Broadway Cast
o Stephen Sondheim - Sweeney Todd: Live at the New York Philharmonic [Patti LuPone / George Hearn / Davis Gaines / Audra McDonald / Heidi Grant Murphy]
o Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
o Soul Brothers - Rough Guide to the Soul Brothers
o Soundgarden - Superunknown
o Britney Spears - Toxic [single]
o Phil Spector & Various Artists - Back to Mono: 1958-1969
o Alexander ‘Skip’ Spence - Oar
o Jimmie Spheeris - Isle of View
o Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin - Forgotten Days
o Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
o Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
o Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - Born to Run
o Carl Stalling - Carl Stalling Project: Music from Warner Bros Cartoons: 1936-1958
o Stanley Brothers - Complete Columbia Recordings
o Staple Singers - Best of the...
o Andy Statman - Between Heaven & Earth: Music of the Jewish Mystics
o Steeleye Span - Parcel of Rogues
o Steely Dan - Aja
o Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
o Isaac Stern - Édouard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 [Eugene Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra]
o Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
o Sufjan Stevens - (Come on, Feel The) Illinoise
o Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
o Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung [Paul Hillier / Theatre of Voices]
o Stone Roses - Stone Roses
o Johann Strauss (II) - Die Fledermaus/New Year’s Concert [Clemens Krauss / Wiener Philharmoniker / Chor der Wiener Staatsoper]
o Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra [Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic]
o Richard Strauss - Elektra [Birgit Nilsson / Wiener Philharmoniker / Sir Georg Solti]
o Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs [Jessye Norman / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Kurt Masur]
o Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier [Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan]
o Igor Stravinsky - Rite of Spring / Petrushka [Pierre Boulez / Cleveland Orchestra]
o Streets - Original Pirate Material
o Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra - Polkapalooza
o Jule Styne & Bob Merrill - Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast [Barbra Streisand / Sydney Chaplin]
o Sukay - Cumbre
o Donna Summer - I Feel Love [12”]
o Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Jazz in Silhouette
o Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin’ On [7”]
o Swan Silvertones - Swan Silvertones / Saviour Pass Me Not (2 on 1)
o System of a Down - Toxicity
o T.Rex - Electric Warrior
o Taj Mahal - Natch’l Blues
o Talking Heads - Remain in Light
o Tangerine Dream - Rubycon
o Taraf de Haïdouks - Taraf de Haïdouks
o Howard Tate - Get it While You Can
o Art Tatum - Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine
o Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues
o James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
o Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker [Valery Gergiev / Kirov Orchestra]
o Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No 1 / Violin Concerto [Martha Argerich / Nathan Milstein]
o Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 6 ‘Pathétique’ / Symphonies 4 & 5 [Yevgeny Mravinsky / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra]
o Television - Marquee Moon
o Temptations - Ain’t Too Proud to Beg [7”]
o 10cc - I’m Not in Love [7”]
o Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order: 1938-1947
o Mikis Theodorakis - Best of Mikis Theodorakis [Delta]
o 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
o Leon Thomas - Spirits Known & Unknown
o Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
o Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog: Peacock Recordings
o Cal Tjader - Primo
o Tokens - Lion Sleeps Tonight [7”]
o Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston / In the Dark (2 on 1)
o Mel Tormé - Swings Shubert Alley
o Peter Tosh - Talking Revolution: Live at the ‘One Love’ Peace Concert
o Ali Farka Touré - The River
o Touré Kunda - Live: Paris, Ziguinchor
o Allen Toussaint & Various Artists - Finger Poppin’ & Stompin’ Feet: 20 Classic Productions for Minit Records 1960-1962
o Ralph Towner - Solstice
o Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die
o A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
o Lennie Tristano - Tristano / New Tristano (2 on 1)
o Ernest Tubb - Definitive Collection [MCA/Universal]
o Özel Türkbas - How to Make Your Husband a Sultan: Belly Dance with...
o Big Joe Turner - Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology
o Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary & Other Hits
o 2Pac - All Eyez on Me
o McCoy Tyner - Real McCoy
o U2 - Joshua Tree
o Francisco Ulloa - Ultramerengue! Squeezebox Merengue from the Dominican Dynamaestro
o Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
o Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
o United Sacred Harp Musical Association Singing Convention - Southern Journey Vol 9: Harp of a Thousand Strings (All Day Singing from the Sacred Harp)
o Usher - Confessions
o Ritchie Valens - La Bamba [7”]
o Dave Van Ronk - Inside... (Inside/Folksinger)
o Los Van Van - ¡Ay Dios, Ampárame!
o Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
o Edgar Varèse - Complete Works [Riccardo Chailly / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Asko Ensemble]
o Sarah Vaughan - Live in Japan
o Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Sky is Crying
o Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing
o Caetano Veloso - Livro
o Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil - Caetano et Gil: Tropicália 2
o Velvet Underground - & Nico
o Giuseppe Verdi - Aida [Leontyne Price / Jon Vickers / Orchestra e Coro dell’Opera di Roma / Sir Georg Solti]
o Giuseppe Verdi - Falstaff [Giuseppe Valdengo / Herva Nelli / NBC Orchestra / Arturo Toscanini]
o Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem [Leontyne Price / Jussi Björling / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Fritz Reiner]
o Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras: Nos 1, 2, 5 & 9 [Victoria de los Angeles / Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / Heitor Villa-Lobos]
o Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons [Janine Jansen]
o Kevin Volans - Hunting/Gathering [Duke Quartet]
o Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung [Birgit Nilsson / Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti]
o Richard Wagner - Tristan & Isolde [Deborah Voigt / Thomas Moser / Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Christian Thielemann]
o Richard Wagner - Die Walküre [Astrid Varnay / Hans Hotter / Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester / Joseph Keilberth]
o Rufus Wainwright - Want One
o Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
o Fats Waller - If You Got to Ask, You Ain’t Got It!
o William Walton - Symphony No 1 / Belshazzar’s Feast [Thomas Hampson / Chorus & Orchestra of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Simon Rattle]
o War - Why Can’t We Be Friends?
o Clara Ward - Take My Hand, Precious Lord
o Dionne Warwick - Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits [Rhino]
o Dinah Washington - Dinah! (1956)
o Weather Report - Heavy Weather
o Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht - Sieben Todsünden (Seven Deadly Sins) / Berlin Theatre Songs [Lotte Lenya]
o Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
o kanYe West - College Dropout
o Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Stratosphere Boogie: Flaming Guitars of…
o Randy Weston - Spirits of Our Ancestors
o Kenny Wheeler - Gnu High
o Barry White - Can’t Get Enough
o White Stripes - Elephant
o Chris Whitley - Living with the Law
o Who - Tommy
o Who - Who’s Next
o Wilco Who - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
o Wild Tchoupitoulas - Wild Tchoupitoulas
o Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!
o Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits
o Lucinda Williams - Sweet Old World
o Marion Williams - Strong Again
o Mary Lou Williams - Zodiac Suite: Town Hall Concert
o Sonny Boy Williamson [II] - One Way Out
o Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys - Tiffany Transcriptions (Vol 2: Best of the Tiffanys / Vol 3: Basin St Blues)
o Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light ‘Til Dawn
o Jackie Wilson - Very Best of... [Brunswick/Ace]
o Bill Withers - Still Bill
o Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
o Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
o Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
o Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
o Tammy Wynette - Anniversary: Twenty Years of Hits
o X - Wild Gift
o XTC - Skylarking
o Gorô Yamaguchi - Shakuhachi Music: A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky
o Yardbirds - Yardbirds [aka Roger the Engineer / Over, Under, Sideways, Down]
o Yes - Yes Album
o Faron Young - Complete Capitol Hits of...
o Larry Young - Unity
o Lester Young - Kansas City Sessions: 1938-1944
o Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
o Frank Zappa - Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life
o Tom Zé - Com Defeito de Fabricação (Fabrication Defect)
o Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
o Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
o ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
o Various Artists - Best of Sugar Hill Records [Sugar Hill/Rhino]
o Various Artists - Cameo-Parkway: 1957-1967 [ABKCO]
o Various Artists - Concert of the Century at Carnegie Hall (1976) [Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Vladimir Horowitz / Yehudi Menuhin / Mstislav Rostropovich / Isaac Stern / Lyndon Woodside / New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein]
o Various Artists - Dazed & Confused: Film Soundtrack
o Various Artists - Doo Wop Box: 101 Vocal Gems from the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll [Rhino]
o Various Artists - Fabulous Swing Collection: Foot Tappin’ Favorites & Jumpin’ Jitterbugs from the Fabulous Swing Era [RCA]
o Various Artists - From Spirituals to Swing: Legendary 1938 & 1939 Carnegie Hall Concerts [Sidney Bechet / Lester Young / Hot Lips Page / Count Basie Orchestra / etc]
o Various Artists - Great American Train Songs [CMH]
o Various Artists - Great Cantors [David Roitman / Gershon Sirota / Joseph Rosenblatt / etc]
o Various Artists - Indestructible Beat of Soweto
o Various Artists - Music from the Morning of the World: Balinese Gamelan & Ketjak, Ramayana Monkey Chant [Nonesuch]
o Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968
o Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
o Various Artists - Phases of the Moon: Traditional Chinese Music [Columbia]
o Various Artists - Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs from Greece [Rounder]
o Various Artists - Ska Bonanza: Studio One Ska Years [Heartbeat]
o Various Artists - Spirit Cries: Music from the Rainforests of South America & the Caribbean (LOC Endangered Music Project) [Rykodisc]
o Various Artists - Stormy Weather: Soundtrack [Lena Horne / Fats Waller / Cab Calloway / etc]
o Various Artists - Trainspotting: Soundtrack
o Various Artists - World of Gnawa [Rounder]
o Various Artists - Anthology of American Folk Music: Edited by Harry Smith