Friday, August 19, 2022

VA - And in The End...Great Closing Tracks Vol. 01 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3



VA - And in The End...Great Closing Tracks Vol. 01 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

The art of album sequencing is an ephemeral thing. Figuring out the strongest way to begin an album can be a challenge, but to decide the proper way to conclude a group of songs is equally important. A great album can finish any number of ways, with a slow, quiet, mellow, meditative and somber farewell, on a powerful epic that goes out with a bang.  Do you remember when the last track on an album would finish, and you’d wish the music would just never end? 

An album's closing track is almost as essential as the opening one. Just as an album's opening song plays a pivotal part in a record's cycle, the closing track serves a similar and not totally unrelated purpose. The final song is a summation of an album's musical and thematic themes, a final word on what we just listened to. A closing track can be some of the biggest highlights on an album where many artists offered up their best for last. A closing number can leave you exhilarated and wanting more, or it can be the sign of what's coming next.

I have created 3 volumes each containing 60 tracks dedicated to how to finish an album in style. 

This is Volume 1 and each track is a pivotal last track on an album making you want to hit “play” again immediately.



Pt.1    Pt.2 


Track lists


01 Kinks Waterloo Sunset 3:17

02 Rolling Stones Moonlight Mile 5:58

03 Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:26

04 Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows 2:59

05 Rod Stewart Reason To Believe 4:09

06 Radiohead The Tourist 5:26

07 Lou Reed Billy 5:06

08 R.E.M. Find The River 3:52

09 Black Crowes Descending 5:42

10 Neil Young Four Strong Winds 4:05

10 Jethro Tull Nursie 1:34

12 Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros Silver And Gold 2:39

13 Beach Boys Surf's Up 4:13

14 Portishead Glory Box 5:08

15 Paul Mccartney The Back Seat Of My Car 4:29

16 Fleetwood Mac Gold Dust Woman 5:02

16 Eric Andersen Love Will Meet Again 4:06

18 Clash Train In Vain 3:10

19 David Bowie Wild Is The Wind 6:00

20 Doors Riders On The Storm 7:21


21 Quicksilver Messenger Service The Fool 11:58

22 Prince Purple Rain 8:44

23 Beatles I'll Be Back 2:24

24 Radiohead Street Spirit (Fade Out) 4:12

25 Guy Clark The Dark 3:49

09 Billy Joel Where's The Orchestra 3:17

27 Nick Drake Saturday Sun 4:05

28 Joni Mitchell Refuge Of The Roads 6:38

29 Bob Dylan Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands 11:26

30 Bon Iver Re- Stacks 6:29

31 Derek And The Dominos Thorn Tree In The Garden 2:50

32 Love You Set The Scene 6:51

33 Leonard Cohen If It Be Your Will 3:44

34 Lucinda Williams Jackson 3:42

35 Flying Burrito Brothers Wild Horses 6:22

36 Frank Turner Get It Right 3:26

37 Elliott Smith Say Yes 2:15

38 Oasis Champagne Supernova 7:26

39 Dr. John I Walk On Guilded Splinters 7:35

40 Genesis Supper's Ready 22:52


41 Boz Scaggs Loan Me A Dime 13:04

42 Deep Purple Soldier Of Fortune 3:16

43 Beatles Get Back 3:07

44 Nirvana All Apologies 3:47

45 Jeff Buckley Dream Brother 5:30

46 Bruce Springsteen Jungleland 9:37

47 Faces That's All You Need 5:07

48 Supertramp Crime Of The Century 5:33

49 Robin Trower Little Bit Of Sympathy 4:18

50 Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 5:15

51 Interpol Leif Erikson 4:00

52 Dire Straits Lions 5:02

53 Manic Street Preachers William's Last Words 4:19

54 Ian Matthews Thro' My Eyes 2:35

55 Elton John Burn Down The Mission 6:21

56 Midnight Oil Antarctica 4:17

57 Elton John Harmony 2:46

58 Mott The Hoople Roll Away The Stone 3:07

59 Damon Albarn Heavy Seas Of Love 3:44

60 Doors The End 11:41




  1. Great selection.......Vol. 1...........Cant wait for more

    Was there a "Great Opening Tracks"....?

    Its nice to finish an album on a great ending tune......but how some of those openers kept the attention for what was to follow.

    Oh....the "album"...still worth the listening investment to me.


    1. Thanks Stephen,
      The was no Opening Tracks comps but there will be in the future.
      I love being surprised by an album when it is the complete package, a great start, a great finish and amazing tracks from start to finish. FYI I have posts planned for best concept albums etc.

  2. Great concept. Thank you very much.

  3. Thanks BB
    When 'Tomorrow Never Knows" finished I had to flip the LP over, not hit "play".

    1. Thanks, lemonflag,
      Let's not get too technical now, 😃.
      But those were the days, and the LP covers was so great to read and look at as well.

  4. Hey there, is there a chance to get some more AFRICAN music HMC`s? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Maren Nkrumah,
      Maybe one day in the future.

  5. Maren --->