Big Albums from February 1973: Elvis! Iggy! Temptations! More!

Here's a look at some of the big albums released 50 years ago this month. Click the links to order them from Amazon.

The #1 charting soundtrack to the King's groundbreaking TV special, which was filmed in January and beamed worldwide from space in April. The original double LP features performances of "See See Rider," "Burning Love," "My Way," "Suspicious Minds" and "American Trilogy."

The classic third LP by Iggy and crew, co-produced by David Bowie and featuring "Search and Destroy," "Gimme Danger," "Shake Appeal" and the lovingly titled "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell."

Produced by Norman Whitfield (overseer of Temps' classics "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Ball of Confusion") this LP was heavy on long-form tunes that stressed instrumental passages over vocals, which attracted some criticism at the time, but still sold incredibly well and stands up as one of the group's bests. Songs include "Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)," "Plastic Man," "Hurry Tomorrow" and the 13-minute-plus title track.

The Night Tripper really broke through on this, his sixth and all-time bestselling album. The title track was a Top 10 single and the LP features instrumental backing from the doctor's New Orleans colleagues the Meters and the legendary Allen Toussaint, who produced the platter.

The eighth record by British singer/songwriter/guitarist Martyn is now regarded as a classic, weaving in elements of folk, blues and jazz into a gentle, spacey, contemplative sound that's quite unique. The title track is dedicated to Martyn's late friend, Nick Drake. Backup musicians include fellow British folksters Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, David Pegg and Dave Mattacks.

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