Over in the alternative reality that is Facebook I was nominated in one of those challenges. You know the sort of thing.
“Day 1… nominating my personal top 10 albums from my youth. No comments. I nominate…
And this is what I posted.
This was the first L.P. I ever bought, or maybe had bought for me as I was still at school. I remember the cover well. It probably came from Geoffrey Creighton’s which was the only record shop in town – actually an electrical store which sold records, LPs and singles, in their back room.
I don’t have the L.P. anymore, nor do I have any version of the 1812 in my current collection. It is one of those pieces of music that you grow out of and then dismiss our of hand as a folly of youth. Only recently was I to review my opinion when it was a subject of BBC radio 3’s “Building a Library.” Even though I am less contemptuous of it than I was, it still hasn’t found its way back onto my CD shelves.
But for a 10 year old boy this was thrilling stuff indeed.