Need your LP purchase assistance

I will very shortly be adding analog to my existing system. While I have over 1000 cds, I have no vinyl. I'm hoping that you analog guys can steer me to a soldi 50-75 LPs to start off as the backbone of my LP collection.

I'm looking for your top 3-5 that are jaw-dropping lps in terms of sound reproduction as well as content. I have a highly resolving system and am counting on your response to give me a reason to keep my analog gear as well as digital.

Thanks for your assistance. :-)
Depends on music you listen to.
Rickie Lee Jones - Self Titled - 45rpm or Steve Hoffman 33rpm reissue
Gary Karr - Adagio D' Albinoni - Cisco/King Analog
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Self Titled 45rpm
Neil Young - Live At Massey Hall

Tie for 5th:
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 45rpm reissue
Lightning Hopkins - Goin Away 45rpm reissue

Yeah, those damn 45s are so pricey, but many are the ones you always want to play! Cheers,
Spencer -thank you for the list - I will start looking for them this week.
Schubert - no it really doesn't, in this case. I listen to everything, especially if very well recorded.
Warren Haynes Band Man In Motion
Joni Mitchell Court And Spark
Wayne Hancock Swing Time
I'm more partial to original pressings than re-do's, though it's on a case-by-case basis. That said, the 45 rpm SRV set that Chad did has some very impressive tracks, Tin Pan Alley (Dark Side of Town) among them. Agree re Live at Massey Hall- also wonderful. Frankly, the RLJ album is good even as a standard issue Warner pressing from back in the day. (I published a shoot-out of multiple pressings, including various remasters, a month or so ago).
I don't listen just for sonics, but they are important. If you are going to buy older records, Warner Green labels are almost consistently good, and some are fabulous sounding- many are things you can find in a used bin for almost nothing. I'm just scratching the surface here, and obviously, it depends on your taste- Hoodoo Man Blues 45rpm by chad is excellent, given the difficulty and cost of finding a minty first pressing. I've collected a considerable number of old Vertigo Swirls and Island pink labels- most are gems, sonically and musically, though some of the music is dated or less accessible unless you are into that period (UK/psych/prog).
Acoustic Sounds have a top 50 list of their most sold albums, that would be a good place to start.

Acoustic Sounds Top Sellers

What are you planning to procure Analog system wise ?

Good Listening

Thanks Whart

Peter: System-wise I am looking at a VPI Classic Signature turntable with a 10" JWM classic 3-D printed arm; Ortofon Windfeld MC Phono cartridge, and an Allnic H3000LCR tube phono stage. Cabling will be by High Fidelity.

I know its not the best in the world, but should prove to be a very nice-sounding place to start. There are already mostly purchased - just awaiting delivery.
As mentioned the genre is a good place to start because the
best Jazz pressing and recording can mean nothing if you're into Polka. But in Rock I suggest:
Mobile Fidelity(MF)-- Release of "Little Feat-Waiting for Columbus"
Friday Music(FM)-- any Yes re-release has been very good
but Close to the Edge is a favorite
StarFaith Records--Santana-Shape Shifter
MF--Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms
MF--Bob Dylan-Desire
Sundazed--Stevie Ray Vaughn-Couldn't Stand the Weather

and the list goes on and on......
enjoy your new dimension of music appreciation
" I have a highly resolving system and am counting on your response to give me a reason to keep my analog gear as well as digital."

That's silly. Why not just count on yourself? Having someone else pick your records doesn't sound like a path to success.
Theo - thanks

Zd543 - because there is not enough of me to go around. I also don't have years and years within which to make these choices. I of course will make the ultimate choice of what I purchase. I believe that by vastly shrinking my purchasing universe based upon my fellow audiophiles' favorites, I will come across many, many more high quality albums than I ever could on my own.
This may help...
Agree with PBN's suggestion. Also check Elusive Disc.

On the home page look at the left hand column under Browse. Click on "Elusive Disc Picks". That will open to music recommended by various sources. Click on any of the names and it will open to give you a choice of formats, including vinyl.

Have fun.
For truly great SQ remasters; Pink Floyd and King Crimson.
That's a very tall order with no hint of your musical tastes. I took a look at the Acoustic Sounds list to see if my favorites were there. Two out of three isn't bad. My choices would be "Tea for the Tillerman" (Cat Stevens); "Court and Spark" (Joni Mitchell); and "John Wesley Harding" (Bob Dylan). Your choices may vary but you won't go wrong with these titles.
Thank you all very much so far. My musical tastes are pretty much all over the board, so I really appreciate all suggestions.

A side benefit I hadn't counted on is that I get to build another music collection with favorites that are not in my digital collection, as well as new music I was unaware of. Bringing back all sorts of great memories.
Another good source would be the book, "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die", (Robert Dimery).
Don't forget to buy a good record cleaning machine. You need it even for new records.
First all,
Your beginner turntable set is killer ๐Ÿ˜Š.and welcome to analogue world!
Caution.....once you hear what analogue can do,you will forgot all your CD ๐Ÿ˜ collection!!!
As mention above the most LP I got is from elusive disc,mostly jazz female.
As my top 3 :
Vanessa Fernandes,use me 45 rpm
Jacintha,here to Ben 45rpm
Anne bisson,blue mind
The content question runs to taste, but....

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall always pops up on these lists - for good reason.

Bill Berry "For Duke" is another regular on these lists. The Ellington "Queen Suite/Small Band" LP on Pablo is rarely mentioned, but should be, IMO.

Muddy Waters "Folk Singer" and Ry Cooder "Jazz" are two more chalk choices.

The Leonard Bernstein/NY Phil LP of Bartok's music for "Strings, Percussion & Celesta" is one of the better SQ recordings I own.

I also like Allen Toussaint's The "Bright Mississippi" quite a lot.

All of the early Rickie Lee Jones LPs (especially "Pirates") sound great, IMO.