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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 00:34
Joe's Garage, by Frank Zappa
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 02:38
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

"Third"
"Tago Mago"
"Yeti"


Exactly, but in reverse order Tongue

I would also add Bitches Brew, Umma Gumma and Coma Divine Approve


Edited by Bonnek - February 21 2011 at 02:41
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 02:55

U.S.: Frank Zappa You Are What You Is

UK: The Who Quadrophenia
 
Europe: Focus 3
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Formentera Lady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 03:06
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

The White Album or Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

First two albums that come into my mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JS19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 03:25
Marillion - Marbles 

I'm not usually a double album fan, i usually find that a double album is just too long, and I can't think of many that wouldn't benefit from a 'bit of a trim', too much filler.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 03:48
Taking live albums out of the equation, for me it's between Tales from Topographic Oceans and Stardust We Are (Flower Kings).

SWA contains the brilliant album title suite on CD2 as well as the best collection of songs The Flower Kings ever wrote on CD1 including Circle Brimstone.

Of the other double albums mentioned here, TLLDOB is badly written and drags for the last 20 minutes. The Beatles White album contains the best collection of individual songs the band members ever wrote, particularly from John Lennon, but the album itself doesn't gel together like the Abbey Road album does. Tommy is overrated, not nearly as good as Quadraphonia. Spock's Beard's Snow is a great double album, but the second CD doesn't differentiate itself enough from the first CD. Other candidates such as Dream Theater's SDOIT, I find the orchestral piece on CD2 rather bland. Have to admit I like ELO's Out Of The Blue, but it's more Pop than prog. Focus III is my favorite Focus album but the long pieces just drag on too long. If Marillion's Happiness is the Road qualifies as a double album I would nominate that one, as it contains some of Marillion's best work. 
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White Album

I know you didn't aske but:

All Things Must Pass - Triple album

Quadruple or greater vinyl album release as a legitimate album and not a Live album or History of album?
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aphrodite's child 666 , soft machine third , beatles double white, genesis live second out , david gilmour live in gdansk , pink floyd ummagumma

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 06:25

LIVE double albums >

 
U.S. Miles Davis Dark Magus
 
UK: Deep Purple Made In Japan
 
Europe: Leb I Sol Akustična Trauma
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 07:57
Originally posted by JS19 JS19 wrote:

I'm not usually a double album fan, i usually find that a double album is just too long, and I can't think of many that wouldn't benefit from a 'bit of a trim', too much filler.


Agreed, even gems like London Calling have some diaper burritos e.g. Lost In the Supermarket and I'm Not Down
plus for me, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway runs out of steam on the second disc
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I like Lost in the Supermarket. Ermm
 
The fact that you name that the lowlight of the album and NOT Jimmy Jazz speaks volumes about your mental state.
 
And please never say "diaper burrito" ever again.


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Probably "The Lamb" or "Tales from Topographic Oceans".
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Quadrophenia
Marbles
The Lamb


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 12:43
i just thought of TRAVELS metheny double live album, great album, i'm blown away each time when starts are you going with meThumbs Up

Edited by jean-marie - February 21 2011 at 12:49
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Block Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 13:08
Originally posted by Barking Weasel Barking Weasel wrote:

Joe's Garage, by Frank Zappa

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1. Tales From Topographic Oceans 2. Kobaia 3. Lamb Lies Down On Broadway ...
Few days ago I heard Quadrophenia, last time was 20 years ago. I was very surprised because it was hell of an album. Fantastic record!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Occulator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 13:53
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and Quadrophenia for me.


Absofreakinlutly !! My choices exactly. In that very order.


Ditto that!!!
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The Wall
Lift Your Skinny Fists...
Tago Mago
Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale

Other than some live albums, that's all I can really think of atm. Despite some really amazing songs, I've never been a fan of The Beatles' self titled in general. I've always wanted to make a playlist that eliminates the bad songs, etc. 
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Hi,
 
This one is tough and I doubt I have all of them listed here.
 
AD2 - Yeti
AD2 - dance of the Lemmings
Can - Tago Mago
Aphrodite's Child - 666
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans
The Beatles - White Album
Hawkwind - Space Ritual
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
Klaus Schulze - X (Ten)
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels
Dream Theater - the album that has an orchestra with ... if that was a violin, everyone would say it was a masterpiece ... but because it is a guitar over an orchestra ... we don't say anything!
 
It's hard not to list Frank in this, as one thing that was trully exceptional is that things did not repeat themselves and the music was always exceptional ... so he takes the cake from me along with Amon Duul 2.
 
 


Edited by moshkito - February 21 2011 at 15:03
... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the art is all about!
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