Psychedelic Rock Albums from 1969

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A list of the best Psychedelic Rock albums of 1969.

The Beatles – Abbey Road

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Although Let It Be was the final album that the Beatles completed before the band’s dissolution in April 1970, most of the album had been recorded before guitarist George Harrison left the group in 1968; he subsequently attacked his fellow bandmates over his diminished role during these recording sessions.

The Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed

Let It Bleed is the eighth British and tenth American studio album by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in December 1969 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States. Released shortly after the band’s 1969 American Tour, it is the follow-up to 1968’s Beggars Banquet and was their last album to feature Brian Jones as a full-time member; he died two weeks after its release.

-Gimme Shelter
-Love in Vain
-Midnight Rambler
-You Got the Silver
-Monkey Man

Led Zeppelin – II

Led Zeppelin – II was released on October 22, 1969 and is the second studio album by the English rock band. The album was recorded during several sessions at various studios in the United Kingdom and North America from January to August 1969. It was their first album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart, and has since been certified 12× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Though 600,000 copies were shipped in the US upon its release,Led Zeppelin II only received formal certification there in February 2015, more than 45 years later.

The Who – Tommy

The Who’s rock opera Tommy was one of the first concepts albums and it was an instant classic upon its release. The story of a “deaf, dumb and blind” boy who becomes a messianic figure is told through Pete Townshend’s incredible songwriting. The album features some of The Who’s most iconic songs, including “Pinball Wizard” and “See Me, Feel Me.”

Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland

Released in 1968, Electric Ladyland is the third and final studio album by Jimi Hendrix and the double album was his most commercial release. The album features guest performances from Jack Casady, Steve Winwood, and others. It peaked at number one in the US and UK.

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