Not so Blue….

Posted by Admin1 on July 18, 2012
Wicked Wednesday!

Hump Day Happening! It’s been a while since I posted on a Wednesday but as I prepare to enjoy a day in the city and to get on with the enjoyment of reading “Will You Take Me As I Am” I thought it only fitting to tantalize you with the list. The list is only one of the most important list in the world. Well at least here in Canada. It is none other than the top 100 Canadian Albums of all time! We are so inundated with American culture “No offence to my American readers” but I find it amazing that as Canadians we know who the top recording artists are in the U.S.A but when you ask a Canadian “Who is the biggest selling artist of all time, here in Canada” You gret a little grunt and an aw aw I don’t know. Well kids I am here to help you out. With the book of choice for the launch of my book club, I think it only fitting to show you why it so significant. The Blue period refers to Joni Mitchell’s iconic “Blue” album. If you are under 40 you may think “Who cares?” Well you should if you are a music lover. Her influence on pop culture and counter culture still resonates today in many of the younger artists. Many now grace “The List” themselves. So, I hope you were able to get yourself the book and if you get the chance pick up “Blue” or download it from I Tunes! It is still one of the highest selling albums yearly around the world and as perfect recordings go, this would definitely be one of them. Blue is the 2nd best selling Canadian album of all time! Not so blue for being “Blue!”

  1. Harvest, Neil Young (1972)
  2. Blue, Joni Mitchell (1971)
  3. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young (1970)
  4. Music From Big Pink, The Band (1968)
  5. Fully Completely, The Tragically Hip (1992)
  6. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (1995)
  7. The Band, The Band (1969)
  8. Funeral, Arcade Fire (2004)
  9. Moving Pictures, Rush (1981)
  10. American Woman, The Guess Who (1970)
  11. Songs of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen (1967)
  12. Reckless, Bryan Adams (1984)
  13. Five Days in July, Blue Rodeo (1993)
  14. Twice Removed, Sloan (1994)
  15. Up to Here, The Tragically Hip (1989)
  16. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Neil Young with Crazy Horse (1969)
  17. 2112, Rush (1976)
  18. Court and Spark, Joni Mitchell (1974)
  19. Whale Music, Rheostatics (1992)
  20. Acadie, Daniel Lanois (1989)
  21. Day for Night, The Tragically Hip (1994)
  22. Rust Never Sleeps, Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1979)
  23. Gord’s Gold, Gordon Lightfoot (1975)
  24. You Were Here, Sarah Harmer (2000)
  25. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Sarah McLachlan (1993)
  26. Road Apples, The Tragically Hip (1991)
  27. Gordon, Barenaked Ladies (1992)
  28. You Forgot it in People, Broken Social Scene (2002)
  29. I’m Your Man, Leonard Cohen (1988)
  30. Tonight’s the Night, Neil Young (1975)
  31. Decade, Neil Young (1977)
  32. Miss America, Mary Margaret O’Hara (1988)
  33. Surfacing, Sarah McLachlan (1997)
  34. One Chord to Another, Sloan (1996)
  35. Songs of Love and Hate, Leonard Cohen (1971)
  36. Cyborgs Revisited, Simply Saucer (1989)
  37. Ingenue, k.d. lang (1992)
  38. Melville, Rheostatics (1991)
  39. Love Tara, Eric’s Trip (1993)
  40. On the Beach, Neil Young (1974)
  41. Not Fragile, Bachman-Turner Overdrive (1974)
  42. The Best of the Guess Who, The Guess Who (1971)
  43. Let It Die, Feist (2004)
  44. The Last Waltz, The Band (1978)
  45. Night Train, Oscar Peterson Trio (1963)
  46. Down at the Khyber, Joel Plaskett Emergency (2001)
  47. Harvest Moon, Neil Young (1992)
  48. Cuts Like a Knife, Bryan Adams (1983)
  49. L’Heptade, Harmonium (1976)
  50. Teenage Head, Teenage Head (1979)
  1. High Class in Borrowed Shoes, Max Webster (1977)
  2. Hejira, Joni Mitchell (1976)
  3. Bach: The Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould (1955 and 1982)
  4. Fogarty’s Cove, Stan Rogers (1977)
  5. Wheatfield Soul, The Guess Who (1968)
  6. Si on avait besoin d’une cinquième saison, Harmonium (1974)
  7. Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws, Bruce Cockburn (1979)
  8. Frantic City, Teenage Head (1980)
  9. Hymns of the 49th Parallel, k.d. lang (2004)
  10. Hot Shots, Trooper (1979)
  11. Robbie Robertson, Robbie Robertson (1987)
  12. The Trinity Session, Cowboy Junkies (1988)
  13. Ron Sexsmith, Ron Sexsmith (1995)
  14. Nothingface, Voivod (1989)
  15. Come on Over, Shania Twain (1997)
  16. Everything I Long For, Hayden (1995)
  17. Outskirts, Blue Rodeo (1987)
  18. Joyful Rebellion, k-os (2004)
  19. Sit Down Young Stranger/If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon Lightfoot (1970)
  20. Love Junk, Pursuit of Happiness (1988)
  21. Jaune, Jean-Pierre Ferland (1970)
  22. Somewhere Outside, The Ugly Ducklings (1966)
  23. Electric Jewels, April Wine (1973)
  24. Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot (1973)
  25. Left and Leaving, The Weakerthans (2000)
  26. Clumsy, Our Lady Peace (1997)
  27. Harmonium, Harmonium (1974)
  28. Share the Land, The Guess Who (1970)
  29. Greatest Hits, Ian & Sylvia (1970)
  30. Steppenwolf, Steppenwolf (1968)
  31. Ladies of the Canyon, Joni Mitchell (1970)
  32. Bud the Spud and Other Favourites, Stompin’ Tom Connors (1969)
  33. Shine a Light, The Constantines (2003)
  34. Shakespeare My Butt, The Lowest of the Low (1991)
  35. Clayton Park, Thrush Hermit (1999)
  36. Smeared, Sloan (1992)
  37. Living Under June, Jann Arden (1994)
  38. The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell (1975)
  39. Bad Manors, Crowbar (1971)
  40. Official Music, King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar (1970)
  41. Lightfoot!, Gordon Lightfoot (1966)
  42. Mad Mad World, Tom Cochrane (1991)
  43. Rufus Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright (1998)
  44. Face to the Gale, Ron Hynes (1997)
  45. Hobo’s Taunt, Willie P. Bennett (1977)
  46. Cowboyography, Ian Tyson (1986)
  47. Favourite Colours, The Sadies (2004)
  48. The Way I Feel, Gordon Lightfoot (1967)
  49. A Farewell to Kings, Rush (1977)
  50. We Were Born in a Flame, Sam Roberts (2004)

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