Greatly Appreciated

Decade  is a compilation by Neil Young, originally released in 1977 as a triple album, now available on two compact discs.  It contains 35 of Young’s songs recorded between 1966 and 1976, among them five tracks that had been unreleased up to that point.  It peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1986.  (More from Wikipedia)
When buying two- or three-album sets, be sure to see whether all of the albums are actually inside the cover; it is hard to tell by feel.  That is particularly true if the price seems unusually attractive.  I have literally lost count of how many times I have seen a copy of the Allman Brothers Band’ At Fillmore East where the disc with the outstanding “Whipping Post” performance on it is missing.  I picked up Neil Young’s Decade retrospective album one time at a very good price; only two of the three albums were included, but I went for it anyway.  Several decades later (ahem), when I was picking up Katrina debris, I found a copy of Decade on the far bank of the little bayou behind our house; and sure enough, only two of the albums were in the cover.  That is the only unquestionable example of a record that floated that far from the house. 
(November 2012)
Last edited: March 22, 2021