So it turns out that next to no music from 1975 has permeated into my consciousness. Certainly no albums. The year before Punk, when Rick Wakeman was doing concept albums about King Arthur, I’d like to think it’s because of my good taste.

But there were generally acclaimed great albums by Led Zepplin, Patti Smith, Bowie, Springsteen, Dylan, Pink Floyd.. none of which I know.

So as it is, I’m left with a whole album based on one track – Lonnie Liston Smith’s Expansions, the title track of which is blissful (the rest of the album so-so). It reminds me of being at the Big Chill Festival, a stone(d) cold classic in the fields around Eastnor Castle.

You can see the #51for50 project to date here: https://mmitii.mattballantine.com/category/projects/51-for-50/

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