What is your favorite "solo" album of all time?

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  1. Al Gator

    Al Gator You can call me Al

    Tom Petty - Wildflowers. I come back to it over and over, and love it more as time goes by.
     
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  2. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

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    Oh, please . . . there was zero distinction between McCartney's solo work and that with Wings, except on the record label and jacket.

    Without actually knowing, I'm confident he didn't have separate contracts for Paul McCartney/Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney & Wings/Wings.
     
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  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I think that is correct now that I look up the timeline.
    Ram does not count under my rule.
     
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  4. Ken.e.

    Ken.e. Spinning music since...

    I was blown away by a few. I always think a solo album is done while an artist is still in a band and not after the band breaks up or the artist leaves a band.

    Face Value by Phil Collins was an eye opener for me and I was a huge Genesis fan. I thought it was a departure from the band sound that I liked every bit as much.

    Greg Keelor's Last Winter, incredible emotional album.
     
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  5. Keith V

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    Ric Ocasek
    Beatitude
    &
    This Side of Paradise

    Ian Anderson
    Walk Into Light
     
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  6. Culpa

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    I'd probably have to go with Townshend's Who Came First, though Entwistle's Smash Your Head Against The Wall would be a close second.
     
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  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What band was Lou in when he recorded the album?
     
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  8. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I agree. That is what I was going for. An album is really not a solo album if the artist is currently not in a band.
     
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  9. lonelysea

    lonelysea Forum Crustacean

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    Oh, I didn’t know there were rules. Never mind.
    Next time put it in the thread title to avoid confusion.
     
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  10. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It's greatness is without question but I tried to really limit what I meant by "solo" album.
     
  11. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    :agree: :agree: :agree:
     
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  12. originalsnuffy

    originalsnuffy Socially distant; like Sand in the Vaseline

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    I think the Chris Squire and Bryan Ferry picks were great. But I have to go with Rod Stewart Every Picture.
     
  13. CoachD

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    If nothing else, Ace made a record that was at least as good (if not better than) as his band's records at the time.
     
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  14. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

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    he was solo already--left the Velvets in 1970.
     
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  15. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Senior Member

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    Joe Walsh - Barnstorm. Solo while 'in' Barnstorm?? An inbetweener. Anyway, one of my faves.
     
  16. BornBeforeTheWind

    BornBeforeTheWind Forum Resident

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    Stevie Nicks- Bella Donna
     
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  17. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

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    Maybe a cheat because it's a collab, but David Byrne and Brian Eno My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.

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  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I may have fell victim to my own rule. I thought Faces had broken up when the album was recorded. They were still together at that point.
     
  19. CoachD

    CoachD Forum Resident

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    Is the David Gilmour record circa Animals highly revered?
     
  20. edski

    edski The Road to Ed

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    My first thought was Kristin Hersh’s Hips and Makers (her band: Throwing Muses)
     
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  21. DPC

    DPC Forum Resident

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    David Gilmour.
    edit: (very highly revered in my household....)
     
  22. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

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    Freddie Mercury's Mr. Bad Guy
     
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  23. CoachD

    CoachD Forum Resident

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    Does Belladonna count?

    Edit: oops, I see I was a little late on this one.
     
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  24. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

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    Full Moon Fever for me
     
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  25. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

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    For sure. Mirage comes out the next year
     
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