Lots of great tracks mentioned here, for the ones I know hehe.
Sarah McLachlan's Fumbling Toward Ecstasy (mentioned previously here) entire album is just amazing. Hold On, Good Enough... They just reach me deep. I guess that's why we call them "deep cuts".
Funny there's been mention of Blue Oyster Cult a few times. Until recently, I pretty much only knew the "known tracks" mentioned before (plus "Joan Crawford" as I just found out). But after listening to CD2 of Arjen Anthony Lucassen's latest album Welcome To The New Real, which contains 5 VERY well done covers, I fell in love with his version of Veteran of the Psychic Wars. So I went ahead and got a BOC greatest hits to explore more of their music. It contains a total of 34 tracks, and I'm enjoying what I hear.
I know I have many of those deep cut songs, I'm just not good at remembering them out the top of my head! lol I'm a big prog rock fan, mostly the "classic" type, or what came out of the late 60's and 70's. I was born in 1972, so obviously it wasn't of my time, but I became a big fan when I was 15-16 years old, when a friend gave me a tape of Foxtrot. The rest is history
So I have many deep cuts from that genre, from many of those bands. Lets see if I can remember a few.... from Rush (Xanadu, The Trees, Jacob's Ladder, Natural Science, Wich Hunt, etc), Genesis (Can Utility and the Coastliners, Blood on the Rooftops, Duchess, etc), Yes (South Side of the Sky, Mood for a Day - orchestral version from Symphonic Music of Yes, Wonderous Stories, entire Drama album
, Leave It, Shoot High Aim Low, Saving My Heart, entire Talk album, etc), ELP (Bitches Crystal, Trilogy, ... ) I think I could go on and on here, simply because I like most of the albums from those famous 70's prog bands, and any track that I like a lot that wasn't one of the more popular tracks, basically becomes a deep cut. So because there are so many, in a way are they really deep cuts? I think I have to look for the ones that cut me deeper than that.
Here are three albums I'd like to mention, that are definite deep cuts for me:
, their first eponymous
album. It sounds quite different from their later material, it sounds melancholic and sad. Pretty much an unknown album, but one I fell in love with.
, album Habour of Tears
. Wow, such a sad story. Very emotional album. Reflects on the true story of Irish families parting with their young ones who left for the U.S. in search of a "better future", I think from the early 1900 period. The only thing that bugs me is the "electronic" sounding drums, which were probably programmed.
- Def Leppard
's first album On Through the Night
. The Leppards have had a huge influence on me as a teenager. Obviously most people who liked them knew Pyromania, Hysteria, Adrenalize, and maybe some would know High 'n Dry. But most wasn't even aware of the existence of On Through the Night, other than maybe hearing the single Hello America. Well to me, this album is just as good as the following ones (I hear influences of early Kiss and AC/DC in there), and has a special place in my heart.
(sorry for the long post...)
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