Album Ratings - 3

Key to Ratings
***** = Outstanding **** = Excellent *** = Very Good ** = Good * = Fair - = Poor

The 1960s Japanese Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

In Japan
Liberty LP-7270
1965
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Wipe Out
Driving Guitars
Pipeline
Walk Don't Run '64
Walk Don't Run Medley
Apache
Caravan
Bulldog
Bumble Bee Rock
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.60
1 - Bulldog
2 - Slaughter on 10th Avenue
3 - Driving Guitars (tie)
3 - Apache (tie)
3 - Wipe Out (tie)
3 - Caravan (tie)

In Japan, Volume 2
Liberty LP-7464
1966
Journey to the Stars
House of the Rising Sun
Penetration
Out of Limits
Diamond Head
Cruel Sea
Besame Mucho
Mariner No. 4
Surf Rider
Rap City
When You Walk In the Room
Yellow Jacket
I Feel Fine
Pink Panther Theme
Love Potion No. 9
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.47
1 - Besame Mucho (tie)
1 - Yellow Jacket (tie)
3 - Rap City

All About the Ventures
[2-LP set]
Liberty LP-7462/63
1966
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Journey to the Stars
Wipe Out
Driving Guitars
House of the Rising Sun
Pipeline
Penetration
Out of Limits
Diamond Head
Cruel Sea
Walk Don't Run '64
Walk Don't Run Medley
Telstar
Besame Mucho
Apache
Mariner No. 4
Caravan
Surf Rider
The Lonely Bull
Bulldog
Bumble Bee Rock
Rap City
When You Walk In the Room
Yellow Jacket
I Feel Fine
Pink Panther Theme
Love Potion No. 9
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.52
1 - Bulldog
2 - Slaughter on 10th Ave. (tie)
2 - Besame Mucho (tie)
2 - Yellow Jacket (tie)

On Stage Encore
Liberty LP-8068
1967
California Dreamin'
Batman Theme
007-11
Wipe Out '66
Kimi To Itsumademo
Yozora No Hoshi
Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Secret Agent Man
A Taste of Honey
La Bamba
Ginza Lights
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****

Ave. 4.82
1 - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
2 - Batman Theme
3 - California Dreamin' (tie)
3 - Kimi To Itsumademo (tie)
3 - Yozora No Hoshi (tie)
3 - Ginza Lights (tie)

Pops in Japan
Liberty LP-8161
1967
Black Sand Beach
Hokkaido Skies
Blue Chateau
Wakareta Hito To
Road to Somewhere
Kono Tenohirani Aio
Sentimental Guitar
Hallelujah
Kirisame No Hodo
Tokyo Nights
Slow Sundown
Yokohama Lights
*****
*****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**

Ave. 3.25
1 - Black Sand Beach
2 - Hokkaido Skies (tie)
2 - Blue Chateau (tie)

Live Again
Liberty LP-8250
1968
Black Sand Beach
California Dreamin'
Diamond Head
A Taste of Honey
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Blue Chateau
La Bamba
Ginza Lights
Sentimental Guitar
Wooly Bully
Slow Sundown
Hokkaido Skies (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
**

Ave. 4.17
1 - Sentimental Guitar
2 - Blue Chateau (tie)
2 - Black Sand Beach (tie)
2 - Slow Sundown (tie)
2 - California Dreamin' (tie)
2 - Woly Bully (tie)

Pops in Japan, Volume 2
Liberty LP-8351
1968
Koyubi No Omoide
Bombay Duck
Kirano Kanatani
Ano Hito
Max a Go-Go
Blue Fountain
Red Hot Sun
Kagayaku Hoshi No
Koi
Aozora No Arukagiri
Kaze Ga Haiteiru
In the Lonely City
****
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**
**

Ave. 2.75
1 - Bombay Duck (tie)
1 - Aozora No Arukagiri (tie)
3 - Koyubi No Omoide (tie)
3 - Max A Go-Go (tie)
3 - Koi (tie)

In Tokyo '68
Liberty LP-8542
1968
Walk Don't Run
Wipe Out
Caravan
Apache
Pipeline
A Taste of Honey
Telstar
House of the Rising Sun
Let's Go
Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
Yesterday/Flint Hill
Born Free (Don's vocal)
Ode to Billy Joe (vocal)
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
**
**

Ave. 3.62
1 - Yesterday/Flint Hill
2 - Walk Don't Run
3 - (none)

The 1970s Japanese Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

Golden Pops
Liberty LP-8879
1970
Reflections in a Palace Lake
Kyoto Doll
Wakareta Hito To
The Wanderer
Why Do You Mind
Scat in the Dark
Forbidden Love
Suddenly Someday
On a Narrow Street
Midnight Guitar
Why
I Feel Longing for a Motherless Child
*****
*****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***
**
**

Ave. 3.33
1 - Reflections in a Palace Lake
2 - On a Narrow Street
3 - Kyoto Doll (tie)
3 - The Wanderer (tie)

Live
Liberty LP-80070
1970
Light My Fire
Classical Gas
Born to Be Wild
Paint It Black
Proud Mary
Hawaii Five-0
Kyoto Doll
Who'll Stop the Rain/Bad Moon Rising
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Blowin' in the Wind/Don't Think Twice
Kyoto Doll (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
**

Ave. 4.27
1 - Light My Fire
2 - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
3 - (none)

Pops in Japan '71
Liberty LP-80296
1971
Stranger in Midosuji
Nagasaki Memories
Nagoya Express
Haruto
Electric Monsoon
Misty Night
To Be Together Again
Shiretoko of Hokkaido
Daremo Inai Umi
Hanayome
Hata Au Hi Madei
Spring of Love
Saihate Bojo
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
**
**
**

Ave. 3.54
1 - Stranger in Midosuji
2 - Electric Monsoon (tie)
2 - Hanayome (tie)
2 - Daremo Inai Umi (tie)
2 - Shiretoko of Hokkaido (tie)

On Stage '71
[2-LP set]
Liberty LLP-93019
1971
Born to Be Wild
Fire
Reflections in a Palace Lake
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Classical Gas
Light My Fire
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Diamond Head
Walk Don't Run
Wipe Out
Manchurian Beat
Apache
Pipeline
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Free
Caravan
Reflections . . . (vocal)
Kyoto Doll (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.44
1 - Born to Be Wild (tie)
1 - Manchurian Beat (tie)
3 - Reflections . . . (tie)
3 - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (tie)
3 - Pipeline (tie)
3 - Fire (tie)
3 - Reflections . . . (vocal) (tie)

On Stage '72
[2-LP set]
Liberty LLP-93061
1972
Honky Tonk
Driving Guitars
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
House of the Rising Sun
The Cruel Sea
Diamond Head
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Walk Don't Run
Pipeline
Wipe Out
Gimme Some Lovin'
Bulldog
Manchurian Beat
Ginza Lights
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
I'm a Man
Godfather Theme
Proud Mary
Apache
Caravan
Stranger in Midosuji (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.67
1 - Honky Tonk
2 - Bulldog (tie)
2 - Manchurian Beat (tie)

Pops in Japan '73
Liberty LP-80801
1973
Sapporo Summer
Prima Vera
Tadoritsuitara Itsumo Amefuri
Gakusei Gai No Kissaten
Don't Leave Me
I Want Your Love Tonight
Oh, My Love
Summer Affair
Between Stage
Dreams of Yesterday
Seto No Hanayome
Oriental Love Song
Night of Our Trip
Wait for Me
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.29
1 - Sapporo Summer (tie)
1 - Prima Vera (tie)
1 - Tadoritsuitara . . . (tie)
1 - Oh, My Love (tie)

On Stage '73
[2-LP set]
Liberty LLP-93101
1973
California Dreamin'
House of the Rising Sun
Driving Guitars
The Cruel Sea
Honky Tonk
Pipeline
Classical Gas
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Diamond Head
I'm a Man
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Apache
Wipe Out
Oh, My Love
Manchurian Beat
Gimme Some Lovin'
Skylab
Caravan
Stranger in Midosuji (vocal)
Kyoto Doll (vocal)
Runaway (vocal)
Jambalaya (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
**
**

Ave. 4.32
1 - California Dreamin' (tie)
1 - House of the Rising Sun (tie)
1 - Skylab (tie)
1 - Oh, My Love (tie)

On Stage '74
[2-LP set]
Liberty LLS-67004/05
1974
Born to Be Wild
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Pipeline
Classical Gas
Diamond Head
Telstar
Ventures Medley
Japanese Medley
La Bamba
House of the Rising Sun
When You Walk in the Room
Blue Chateau
Manchurian Beat
Wipe Out
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Sentimental Guitar
Samovar
The Fugitive
Caravan
Pied Piper (Don's vocal)
Jambalaya (vocal)
Long Train Running (vocal)
Sunshine of My Live (vocal)
Carpenters Medley (vocal)
If (vocal)
Band on the Run (vocal)
Morning Glow (vocal)
Alone Again Today (vocal)
If You Go Away (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
**
**
**
**
**
**
**
**

Ave. 3.80
1 - The Fugitive
2 - Born to Be Wild
3 - Telstar (tie)
3 - Sentimental Guitar (tie)
3 - Carpenters Medley (tie)
3 - Wipe Out (tie)
3 - Slaughter on 10th Ave. (tie)
3 - When You Walk In... (tie)
3 - House of the Rising Sun (tie)
3 - Band on the Run (tie)
3 - If You Go Away (tie)

15 Years of Japanese Pop
Liberty LLS-80188
1975
Wage Yoki Tomo Yo
Chisano Snack
Omoide No Nagisa
Tsuioku
Kuroi Hanabira
Yozora
Kimi Koishi
Tenshi No Yuuwaku
Kokoro Moyou
Futari De Osake
Erimo Misaki
Konnichiwa Akachan
Kirino Mashuku
Kyoo De Owakare
Kuchinashi No Hana
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**
**

Ave. 3.00
1 - Wage Yoki Tomo Yo (tie)
1 - Omoide No Nagisa (tie)
3 - none

On Stage '75
[2-LP set]
Liberty LLS-67067/68
1975
Fire
Cruel Sea
Blue Star
Yesterday
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Diamond Head
House of the Rising Sun
Apache
Pipeline
Hawaii Five-0
Secret Agent Man
Japanese Medley
Ventures Medley
Bulldog
Manchurian Beat
Wipe Out
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Caravan
I Got a Woman
Keep Japan Beautiful
Goodbye Rock and Roll (vocal)
Feelings (vocal)
Imagination (vocal)
Lady Marmelade (vocal)
I've Got the Music in Me (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
**
**
**
**

Ave. 4.20
1 - Fire
2 - The Cruel Sea (tie)
2 - Blue Star (tie)
2 - Ventures Medley (tie)
2 - Yesterday (tie)
2 - Keep Japan Beautiful (tie)

On Stage '76
Liberty LLS-80716
1976
Pipeline
Yesterday
Apache
Bulldog
Sunflower '76
Dixie/Dueling Banjos
Caravan
Beautiful Sunday (vocal)
This Land Is Your Land (vocal)
Those Were the Days (vocal)
Never Can Say Goodbye (vocal)
. . .
Let's Go
Driving Guitars
Walk Don't Run Medley
Japanes Medley
Wipe Out
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
House of the Rising Sun
Diamond Head
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
**
**
. . .
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Ave. 3.73 (Partial)
1 - Bulldog
2 - Dixie/Dueling Banjos (tie)
2 - Sunflower '76 (tie)

Live in Japan '77
[2-LP set]
King GXP-9017/18
1977
Driving Guitars
California Dreamin'
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
House of the Rising Sun
Pipeline
Cruel Sea
Telstar
Diamond Head
Out of Limits
Peace Pipe
Apache
Walk Don't Run Medley
Japanese Medley
Hawaii Five-0
Yesterday
Bulldog
Wheels
Wipe Out
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Manchurian Beat
Green Onions
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Memphis
I Got a Woman
Roll Over Beethoven (vocal)
Runaway (Don's vocal)
Caravan
My Bonnie Lies
Sea Cruise (vocal)
Rock and Roll Medley (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.57
1 - Rock and Roll Medley (vocal)
2 - California Dreamin' (tie)
2 - Sea Cruise (vocal)(tie)

On Stage '78
[2-LP set]
King GXP-77/78
1978
Driving Guitars
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Diamond Head
House of the Rising Sun
Pipeline
Cruel Sea
Japanese Medley
Telstar
Apache
Walk Don't Run '64
Hawaii Five-0
Surf Rider
Black Sand Beach
Surfin' USA '78
Manchurian Beat
Blue Sunset
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Yesterday
Walk Don't Run Medley
Let's Go
Wipe Out
And I Love Her
Alabama Jubilee
Caravan
Lucille
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.88
1 - Driving Guitars (tie)
1 - Slaughter on 10th Ave. (tie)
1 - Lucille (tie)

The Latin Album
King GP-685
1979
Green Eyes
Breeze and I
Begin the Beguine
Spanish Eyes
Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
Brazil
Quando Calienta El Sol
Guantanamera
It's Impossible
Poinciana
El Condor Pasa
Peanut Vendor
Delicado
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.38
1 - Spanish Eyes
2 - Green Eyes (tie)
2 - The Breeze and I (tie)

Original Four
East World EWS-81264
1979
Driving Guitars
California Dreamin'
Diamond Head
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Pipeline
Cruel Sea
House of the Rising Sun
Walk Don't Run '64
Caravan
Wipe Out
The Last Space Train
Movin'
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.58
Album Not Polled

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