Friday, September 9, 2022

VA - And In The End...Great Closing Tracks Vol. 03 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3



VA - And In The End...Great Closing Tracks Vol. 03 (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 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 a 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 3 and the final volume in this series. Each track is a pivotal last track on an album making you want to hit “play” again immediately.


PS. There will be more to come....


Pt.1    Pt.2    Pt.3 


Track lists


121 Van Morrison Almost Independence Day 9:47

122 Isaac Hayes By The Time I Get To Phoenix 18:40

123 Supertramp Child Of Vision 7:28

124 Gary Moore Feat. Phil Lynott Parisienne Walkways 3:19

125 Bee Gees Swan Song 2:57

126 Genesis Afterglow 4:11

127 Roger Daltrey Under A Raging Moon 4:35

128 David Bowie Rock 'n' Roll Suicide 2:58

129 Roy Orbison Running Scared 2:13

130 Cat Stevens Peace Train 4:11

131 Stone Roses I Am The Resurrection 8:14

132 Steely Dan Josie 4:31

133 Versaemerge Lost Tree 7:07

134 Spill Canvas Lullaby 4:42

135 Smiths I Won't Share You 2:50

136 Duran Duran The Chauffeur (Blue Silver) 3:51

137 Bob Marley Redemption Song 3:48

138 Brand New Play Crack The Sky 5:27

139 U2 40 2:37

140 Who Love Reign O'er Me 5:49


141 Van Morrison Allow Me 3:54

142 U2 All I Want Is You 6:30

143 Sparklehorse Gasoline Horseys 2:39

144 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Death Is Not The End 4:24

145 Brian Eno Here Come The Warm Jets 4:04

08 Television Torn Curtain 7:10

147 Roxy Music For Your Pleasure 6:48

148 Who Who Are You 5:08

149 Youngbloods Ride The Wind 6:37

150 Chicago Feelin' Stronger Every Day 4:18

151 Spirit Soldier 2:47

152 Super Furry Animals Mountain People 6:17

153 Xtc Chalkhills And Children 5:03

154 Sigur Rós Untitled #8 (Popplagio) 11:45

155 Wishbone Ash Phoenix 10:29

156 System Of A Down Aerials 6:11

157 Tom Waits Anywhere I Lay My Head 2:47

158 David Bowie Fame 4:16

159 Suede The Next Life 3:32

160 Van Morrison Golden Autumn Day 6:34


161 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers American Girl 3:34

162 Van Morrison Slim Slow Slider 3:17

163 Zombies Time Of The Season 3:32

164 Elvis Costello And The Attractions (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding 3:32

165 Cars Dangerous Type 4:28

166 Red Hot Chili Peppers Road Trippin' 3:27

167 Smiths Meat Is Murder 6:08

168 Sonic Youth The Diamond Sea 19:36

169 Velvet Underground Sister Ray 17:31

170 Electric Light Orchestra Wild West Hero 4:43

171 U2 Love Is Blindness 4:20

172 Turtles You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain 2:45

173 Van Morrison Glad Tidings 3:40

174 X-Ray Spex The Day The World Turned Day-Glo 2:51

175 Chemical Brothers The Private Psychedelic Reel 9:10

176 Spiritualized Cop Shoot Cop... 17:13

177 Pavement Fillmore Jive 6:38

178 Talking Heads Road To Nowhere 4:01

179 AC/DC Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution 4:26

180 Who Won't Get Fooled Again 8:30




  1. Replies
    1. Ooop's. Thanks for letting me know, Z.
      Now fixed.

  2. Nice to see the 3rd volume of this great compilation thank you BB!

    1. Thank you Little Bill.
      I plan to expand this series with a Readers Poll special in the near future.

  3. Fully expected the Beatles to finish off this series.....!

    ....and what Voodoo Magic is happening here !?
    "This is Volume 3 and the final volume in this series."
    "PS. There will be more to come...."


    1. Sorry to disappoint Stephen.
      No Voodoo.
      I have decided to strengthen the series further by introducing a READER'S POLL special edition. I will explain more next week.
      So hopefully there will be more to come...

    2. Sounds like a great idea
      The anticipation..........................