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Vinyl Day 10: Jim Croce “His Greatest Songs”, Journey “Evolution”, & Elton John “Greatest Hits Volume II”

Super pumped about the absolute bangers I have for you today on Day 10. Catch up on the other days here.


Artist: Jim Croce
Album: His Greatest Songs
Year: 1981
Genre: Folk
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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Jim Croce is one of my favorite singers, song-writers, and performers. He generally seems extremely wholesome. I honestly can’t say I know this at all, but based on his Wikipedia page, he was a very hard worker and family man with a drive to make music professionally.

Sadly, he died in a plane crash after playing a concert in Nachitoches, Louisiana (from personal experience, a placename that is pronounced very differently than it is spelled). Although I know a bit about the things I write about ahead of time, I do learn some things, and I felt a little punch in the gut to learn Jim Croce was only 30 when he died.

This album was released 8 years after Jim Croce’s untimely death, and there are so many wonderful songs on it.


Artist: Journey
Album: Evolution
Year: 1979
Genre: Arena Rock
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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First, let us gaze upon this magnificence that is Journey. On the front side of the album, we have this very historically appropriate graphic, and on the back side…THE OUTFITS. Honestly, the backside should be the front. We’ve got polyster, some weird shiny space outfit, HAIR…the hair.

Evolution is Journey’s 5th studio album. Can’t say I am a huge Journey fan, but they are a karoake or car-ride or shower sing-a-long classic. And I respect the vocal power of Steve Perry.

This album includes “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”, which is probably my favorite Journey song if forced at gun point to choose one. I am pretty sure the guys are wearing the same outfits in this video as they are on the record sleeve:


Artist: Elton John
Album: Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II
Year: 1977
Genre: Folk
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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I think this one needs no introduction. It also happens to include my favorite Elton John song:

 


This wraps up Day 10. Also, I checked, and I should have roughly 20-21 more “Vinyl Days” after today. The series beats on!