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Gene Clark – Firebyrd (1984): On Second Thought

Gene Clark – Firebyrd (1984): On Second Thought

The late Gene Clark’s work never lacked critical praise, but mainstream acceptance was not to be had – and ‘Firebyrd’ was no exception.

Jackson 5 – Christmas Album (1970): On Second Thought

Jackson 5 – Christmas Album (1970): On Second Thought

‘Christmas Album’ finds the Jackson 5 interpreting smartly selected material with an emotional maturity and sincerity far beyond their young ages.

The McCoys – Infinite McCoys (1968): On Second Thought

The McCoys – Infinite McCoys (1968): On Second Thought

With 1968’s ‘Infinite McCoys,’ the McCoys showed they were dead serious about burying their image as a radio-ready pop act.

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1976-1986 (1992): On Second Thought

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1976-1986 (1992): On Second Thought

Although Elton John was not quite as dominate a force as before, he still parented plenty of worthy moments during this second hit-making era.

Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene (1987): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene (1987): On Second Thought

Preston Frazier returns to his favorite album by Warren Zevon, who would have been 70 on Jan. 24, 2017.

The Main Ingredient – Greatest Hits: The Encore Collection (2000): On Second Thought

The Main Ingredient – Greatest Hits: The Encore Collection (2000): On Second Thought

If you’re looking to have your spine tingled and heart jingled, the Main Ingredient certainly fits the bill.

The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970): On Second Thought

The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970): On Second Thought

There’s nothing forced about 1970’s back-to-basics ‘Morrison Hotel,’ which found the Doors offering blues-battered hard rock with renewed vim and vigor.

Donny Brown of the Verve Pipe – Hess Street EP (2014): On Second Thought

Donny Brown of the Verve Pipe – Hess Street EP (2014): On Second Thought

Taking its title from the name of the street the Verve Pipe’s Donny Brown grew up on, ‘Hess Street EP’ was a striking debut recording.

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon always preferred music raw and natural, and ‘Menlove Ave’ captured him 30 years ago in a thoroughly human moment.

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

Although oodles of Guess Who compilations are available, ‘Track Record: The Guess Who Collection’ is possibly the best of the bounty.

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