The Double Album that should have happened?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by stax o' wax, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. soundQman

    soundQman Idealist of the Musical Apocalypse

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    Red Rose Speedway. And Off the Ground Complete is essentially a double. I liked it way better than the single album as originally released.
     
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  2. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    I'd like to see "Cold Cuts" come out.
     
  3. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

    Man you need to read the OP set up for criteria...the Beach Boys are not on his list. :)
     
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    Larry Mc Forum Dude


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  5. jiggy22

    jiggy22 Well-Known Member

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    And it’s certainly a shame, the Beach Boys should be on every list! :D
     
  6. Flippikat

    Flippikat Forum Resident

    If the lineup that recorded the 1982 demos had stuck together & recorded that set of songs, there was the makings of a very fine double there - perhaps with a few Dez-written tunes in the mix to make-up the running time (you could pull a few from the first DC3 album quite easily)
     
  7. Flippikat

    Flippikat Forum Resident

    Roxy Music.

    Seriously, you could put together a really good double album by combining Stranded & Here Come the Warm Jets.

    I had a go at it a while back, will have to fish up the tracklist...
     
  8. Flippikat

    Flippikat Forum Resident

    The Who had 2 potential double-albums - Lifehouse and The Who Sell Out.

    As the reissues have shown, there's plenty of outtake tracks from the 'Sell Out' sessions that are as good as what made the cut - in some cases BETTER than what made the cut.. and there's plenty of adverts/jingles as well that could have made the concept easily run to 4 sides.

    When you have a song like Glittering Girl locked in a vault while Silas Stingy ends up on the album (Sorry John fans) it's a classic case of an artist/band being too close to the music to make good objective decisions
     
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  9. Mister President

    Mister President Forum Resident

    The Stones could have done one around the 78-81 period, they had loads of tracks lying around.
     
  10. Frosst

    Frosst Vinyl-obsessive kiddo

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    King Crimson

    Black Sabbath

    But I don't want any of their existing albums to be double albums so I don't know...
     
  11. Dr. Robert

    Dr. Robert Album Reconstructor

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    THE WHO - THE WHO SELL OUT (DOUBLE ALBUM, 1967)
    Side One:
    01 Radio London Daily/ARMENIA CITY IN THE SKY/Wonderful Radio London
    02 HEINZ BAKED BEANS/More Music
    03 MARY ANNE WITH THE SHAKY HAND/Premier Drums/Wonderful Radio London
    04 JAGUAR/Wonderful Radio London
    05 John Mason Cars
    06 ODORONO/Radio London Smooth Sailing
    07 GLITTERING GIRL
    08 John Mason Motors Jingle/Bag O’ Nails (from Life with the Moons)
    09 PICTURES OF LILY (from Magic Bus - The Who on Tour)
    10 Odorono (final chorus)
    Side Two:
    11 Happy Jack Jingle (from Maximum R&B)
    12 TATTOO/Radio London Church of Your Choice
    13 OUR LOVE WAS, IS/You’re a Pussycat/Speak Easy/Rotosound Strings
    14 GIRL’S EYES/Bag O’Nails
    15 DOCTOR, DOCTOR (from Magic Bus - The Who on Tour)
    16 Charles Atlas/I CAN’T REACH YOU
    17 My Generation Jingle (from BBC Sessions)
    18 SODDING ABOUT
    19 Track Records/Premier Drums (from Maximum R&B)
    Side Three:
    01 Coke After Coke
    02 I CAN SEE FOR MILES
    03 Things Go Better with Coke
    04 RELAX
    05 Rotosound Strings (with final note)
    06 SILAS STINGY
    07 Russell Harty Dialogue (from Maximum R&B)
    08 IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING
    09 MEDAC
    10 SUMMERTIME BLUES
    11 Boris the Spider Jingle (from BBC Sessions)
    Side Four:
    12 Coke 2 (from Maximum R&B)
    13 EARLY MORNING COLD TAXI/Radio London Special News Bulletin/Great Shakes
    14 MY WAY/Campers (from Odds and Sods/Horton Hears the Who)
    14 Top Gear
    15 Premier Drums (full version)
    16 SOMEONE’S COMING/Radio London Weather Word
    17 SUNRISE/Bag O' Nails
    18 RAEL 1 & 2
    19 RAEL NAÏVE/John Mason Cars
    21 Track Records Run-Off Groove (from Life with the Moons)

    Ta da!
     
  12. tables_turning

    tables_turning In The Groove

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    Absolutely agree. This, followed up by Arthur would've been quite the one-two punch for the Kinks.
     
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  13. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

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    Rush never had a double studio album but they should have

    Caress of Night the real Rush debut album
    Side A
    Bastille Day
    Fancy Dancer
    Lakeside Park
    By- Tor and the Snowdog

    Side B
    Garden Road
    Beneath, Behind and Between
    The Necromancer

    Side C
    Anthem
    Best I Can
    Fly By Night
    Making Memories
    In the End

    Side D
    The Fountain of Lamneth
     
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  14. Trainspotting

    Trainspotting Forum Resident

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    In that spirit, I proudly nominate C,S,N&Y then. They could have easily released a double LP in any year from '71 - '75.
     
  15. Bill Diercks

    Bill Diercks Active Member

    Definitely not Rush. A double album rock opera by Sabbath (Ozzy or Dio) would be interesting.
     
  16. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    "Dazed & Paranoid" or "Snowblind & Confused"... ;)
     
  17. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

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    I still think that Prince should've made "Purple Rain" a double (though one right after "1999" probably wasn't wise):

    SIDE ONE
    1) Let's Go Crazy (uncut version)
    2) Take Me With U (uncut version)
    3) The Beautiful Ones (uncut version)

    SIDE TWO
    1) Computer Blue ('Hallway Speech' version)
    2) Darling Nikki (uncut version) / I Am Fine
    3) Wednesday

    SIDE THREE
    1) When Doves Cry
    2) I Would Die 4 U (Uncut Version)
    3) Baby I'm A Star (Uncut Version)

    SIDE FOUR
    1) Purple Rain (Uncut Version)
    2) Father's Song
     
  18. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

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    Genesis - Abacab

    Side 1
    Abacab
    No Reply At All
    Me & Sarah Jane

    Side 2
    Naminau
    Dodo/Lurker
    Submarine

    Side 3
    Paperlate
    You Might Recall
    Keep It Dark
    Who Dunnit?

    Side 4
    Me & Virgil
    Man on the Corner
    Like It Or Not
    Another Record
     
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  19. Moonchild

    Moonchild Forum Resident

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    Genesis Live 1973 (the Dutch Test Pressing)
     
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  20. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Sandanista
    All Things Must Pass

    :hide:
     
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  21. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

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    Foghat Live should've been a double album.
    Same with Pat Travers - Live, Go For What You Know.
     
  22. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    Granted, Genesis was making a point to write/play leaner, but this...is pretty darned solid. Prog/pop blend on side 1, the epic on side 2, straight pop one side 3 (with excellent placement of "Whodunit," which I happen to like), and then cast-offs on deep cuts to close it out for side 4.

    I can see fans complain about this as a concept, or even in execution. But I like pretty much all of the Abacab-era material, and this drives home what an epic roll they were on at the time.
     
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  23. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

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    Have you posted this somewhere....? PM me. :)
     
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  24. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

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    Sandanista. When it's good man its sooo good.
     
  25. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

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    Ahh. Thank you. I messed with it for a while and even though I think Abacab is fine as is they made so much worthwhile material it needed to be heard.


    You should see my revision of IT and the single album version of WCD. :)
     
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