Double albums that earn their girth

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:37 pm

Yep, a comp. I mention it because of the query about triple albums.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:38 pm

The very first album I bought that wasn't called something like "20 Great Kids Songs!" was Saturday Night Fever. I was 7. A classic double, and a soundtrack album.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Kyle Motor » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:48 pm

rrnate wrote:
Kyle Motor wrote:
rrnate wrote:(Granted, the whole thing is like 90-minutes long, so it really could have probably gone on one album.)

What? 90 minutes a single album does not make.


Whoops - meant to type "70-minutes". I have good taste, not good typing.

I'd still say 70 minutes is double album territory. It's double LP for sure. Double albums recorded in the CD-era cloud that, as something like your aforementioned Mellon Collie is a triple LP.

The only triple LP this world needs is Half Japanese Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby minicat » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:51 pm

Detritus wrote:Slight threadjack: I seem to remember someone coming out with a three-sided album in the 1970s, but I never owned a copy. I want to say Allman Brothers...does that ring a bell?


Second Winter was three sided.

That's actually a preferred format for some current LP releases that are in the 50-ish minute range. I prefer that to spreading those over four sides, which really sort of sucks.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:05 pm

Oh! Three sided. I read that as three LP. Sorry. As you were.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Detritus » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:28 pm

minicat wrote:
Detritus wrote:Slight threadjack: I seem to remember someone coming out with a three-sided album in the 1970s, but I never owned a copy. I want to say Allman Brothers...does that ring a bell?


Second Winter was three sided.

That's actually a preferred format for some current LP releases that are in the 50-ish minute range. I prefer that to spreading those over four sides, which really sort of sucks.

That's the one! Hmm, released in 1969. Guess I'm older than I thought....

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:43 pm

Nashville rockers the Young Nashvillians released a single-sided album in 1983.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Huckleby » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:57 pm

Got to include the White Album, unless 3 LPs are disqualified.

I'm gonna go with Europe 72 from the Grateful Dead

It's hard to think of many jazz albums, other than collections, that were intended to be multi-albums. The Great Concert of Charles Mingus is a good album that fits the bill. Betty Carter's The Audience with Betty Carter is another awesome live album.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:09 pm

Huckleby wrote:Got to include the White Album, unless 3 LPs are disqualified.

Mine's only a double album. You got three in yours?

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Huckleby » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:44 pm

you got cheated.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby SombreroFallout » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:53 pm

Double Nickels on the Dime -- The Minutemen
Zen Arcade -- Husker Du

props to Walter and dave esmond for getting 'em on the list.

London Calling -- The Clash. 'Lost in the Supermarket' a totally overlooked classic.
Blonde on Blonde -- by that guy.

I feel like there are half-a-dozen I'm forgetting, but several are live or compilations: Tull's Living in the Past, Cream Disreaeli Gears, Decade .. .

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Detritus » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:58 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
Huckleby wrote:Got to include the White Album, unless 3 LPs are disqualified.

Mine's only a double album. You got three in yours?

The number of discs in the album depends on whether you dropped tab or blotter first. Or so I have heard.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:05 pm

SombreroFallout wrote:I feel like there are half-a-dozen I'm forgetting, but several are live or compilations: Tull's Living in the Past, Cream Disreaeli Gears, Decade .. .

Disraeli Gears is a single lp, in studio and not a compilation. Wheels of Fire was a double album, with both studio and live material. Love "Crossroads." Not a fan of "Toad."

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:09 pm

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince: "He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper," the first hip-hop double-album.

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Re: Double albums that earn their girth

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:34 pm

Living In The Past is a comp. But it contains a bunch of otherwise unavailable-on-LP stuff, so I don't see any reason to exclude it. By that logic, we must also include The Kink Kronikles. Hooray!


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