real or false trilogy

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  1. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    Peter Gabriel SO US UP
    Spread out over decades
  2. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    Many times grouped together because of their lofty perfection

    Joni Mitchell
    Court and Spark
    The Hissing of Summer Lawns

    Moving from the personal to the abstract pop and jazz ventures
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  3. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

    Santa Ana
    Blue Oyster Cult... Their first three albums Blue Oyster Cult, Tyranny and Mutation and Secret Treaties (aka their best three albums! ) have a similar formative sound and also had black and white artwork on their covers hence they call it their "back and white era".
  4. Uncommon Sense

    Uncommon Sense Forum Resident

    The Cure

    17 Seconds

    A trilogy chronicling Robert Smith's plunge from despondency into psychosis. They work much better as a trilogy than Pornography/Disintegration/Bloodflowers.
  5. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    Waka/Jawaka even says 'Hot Rats' on the cover and Sleep Dirt was supposed to be called Hot Rats III but Warner Brothers changed the title without Frank's permission.
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  6. asdf35

    asdf35 Forum Resident

    Austin TX
    Spinal Tap were on a medical/malpractice theme in the early 70s with these 4 titles.
    • Brainhammer (1970)
    • Nerve Damage (1971)
    • Blood to Let (1972)
    • Intravenus de Milo (1974)
  7. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    Bowie's queer trilogy:

    Hunky Dory
    Alladin Sane

    There's elements of this I the next studio album Diamond Dogs as in the 'going against the norm' nature of the 1984 themes but he started following Mick Jagger tropes around 1974 and it kinda blurs that queer aesthetic.
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  8. ghoulsurgery

    ghoulsurgery House Ghost

    New Jersey
    Kanye West

    The College Dropout
    Late Registration
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  9. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    I did not know the second fact, must check out the lp............years ago, someone said it was crap.
  10. Crimson Witch

    Crimson Witch Forum Resident

    North America
    Nazareth :

    Loud'N'Proud──Rampant──Hair of the Dog
  11. pdenny

    pdenny 19-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
    Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel
  12. bluej

    bluej Forum Resident

    Dayton, Ohio
    Bob Dylan's "gospel" trilogy:

    Slow Train Coming
    Shot Of Love
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  13. jmxw

    jmxw Fab Forum Fan

    Welllll... it would actually be a few tracks from Full Moon Fever, a couple from Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl, a track from George's Best Of Dark Horse, and a touch of Jeff's Armchair Theater...
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  14. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    ELO: Three Light Years:


    Per Jeff Lynne's comments:

    "These were always going to form a trilogy. On the Third Day, there was a breakup of the ocean, leaving the pathway clear to Eldorado. But on the way, they encountered trouble and had to Face the Music. Once we had that story finished, I felt free to move on to other topics."
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  15. plugmeintosomething

    plugmeintosomething Forum Resident

    It's a false trilogy, but to me Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, and Madman Across The Water are Elton's singer-songwriter trilogy before he went in a more commercial direction with Honky Chateau.
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  16. donstemple

    donstemple Forum Resident

    Maplewood, NJ
    Does McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III count? Decades apart, but same theme of doing each one by himself.
  17. Bcorig

    Bcorig Forum Resident

    Yes. That how I heard those albums. I have UK RS and Revolver but I’m used to hearing “I’ve Just Seen a Face” to start it all off.
  18. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Good call
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  19. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Personally, I'd start with VGPS and end with Lola as there's a common link as concept albums.
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  20. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Moving Pictures
    Grace Under Pressure

    Because those are the three albums that contain the three songs that make up the Fear trilogy
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  21. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA
    But Sleep Dirt was supposed to be part of Lather along with In New York and Orchestral Favorites.
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  22. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Beatles psych trilogy

    Magical Mystery Tour

    Duran Duran self-written New Romantic trilogy

    Duran Duran
    Seven & The Ragged Tiger

    Spandau Ballet London trilogy

    Journeys To Glory
  23. I tend to thing of Stranded, Country Life and Siren a trilogy-Ferry’s rumination on love all have a number of common themes -from romantic to religious.
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  24. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Three straight ahead but extra heavy southern rock powerhouses.... with pretty weak, similarly themed album covers.
  25. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

    Santa Ana
    Linda Ronstadt and her 1980s Nelson Riddle trilogy. Elektra even put them together and released them as a boxed set.

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