real or false trilogy

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  1. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    XTC pastoral quartet

    English Settlement
    Big Express
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  2. bluej

    bluej Forum Resident

    Dayton, Ohio
    Late 70s Robert Fripp trilogy:
    Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (Scratch)
    Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs
    Robert Fripp - Exposure

    Donald Fagen's Nightfly trilogy:
    The Nightfly
    Morph The Cat

    You could consider the three original albums Fairport Convention recorded with Sandy Denny a sort of trilogy:
    What We Did On Our Holidays
    Liege & Lief

    And last but not least, I'd consider Harry Nilsson's "Schmilsson" trilogy a sort of "false trilogy," since it's largely one in name only:
    Nilsson Schmilsson
    Son of Schmilsson
    A Little Touch of Schmilsson In The Night
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  3. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Meat Loaf did a literal Bat Out of Hell trilogy, though #3 didn't get much love.

    Another true trilogy is Green Day's Uno/Dos/Tre.
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  4. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA

    Out of Myself
    Second Life Syndrome
    Rapid Eye Movement

    Acknowledged by the group as the Reality Dream trilogy.
  5. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    False trilogy and not even about the music, but Roger Dean’s artwork on Fragile, Close to the Edge and Yessongs tells a beautiful little story that really fits the music of Yes.
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  6. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident


    Boston’s first 3 albums
  7. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    No, Lather was created by Frank and offered to Mercury Records after Warner Brothers declined to release In New York unedited, Studio Tan, Hot Rats III and Orchestral Favorites.
    Once Warner found that Lather was going to be released by a different company, they sued Frank to block its release, which was supposed to happen on Oct 31, 1977.
    Warners then released the four titles during 1978-79 changing the title of Hot Rats III to Sleep Dirt.
    The entire Lather story really isn't part of this thread and can be found in greater detail elsewhere.
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  8. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Forum Resident

    Radiohead: kid a, amnesiac, i might be wrong
  9. CDFanatic

    CDFanatic Forum Resident

    Vancouver Island
    AC/DC - Back In Black, For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) & Flick Of Switch.

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  10. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Forum Resident

    Dylan going mercurial electric: bringing it all back home, highway 61, blonde on blonde
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  11. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Forum Resident

    She and him: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3
  12. Dog Ear

    Dog Ear The 2nd Protects The 1st

    Pete Townshend’s albums to his inspirational Meher Baba...

    Happy Birthday (1970)
    I am (1972)
    With Love (1977)
  13. junkculture

    junkculture Well-Known Member

    Erasure: Chorus, I Say I Say I Say, and Erasure (s/t) - Vince Clarke went full analog synths with Chorus as a synthpop masterpiece, and wrapped up the trio with the hybrid analog-modular-pre-electroclash sleeper that's the culmination of his genius.

    OMD: Junk Culture, Crush, The Pacific Age - OMD's pop-rock days, often frowned upon by fans of early-OMD.
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  14. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

    The Residents

    Mark of the Mole
    The Tunes of Two Cities
    The Big Bubble (part 4 of the Mole Trilogy :laugh:)
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  15. Dada- their core first 3 records

    American Highway Flower
    El Subliminoso
  16. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    Zeppelin I, II, and III - a trilogy of the band really wanting to have the band name in the title :D
  17. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  18. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    i thought of it too
  19. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

    I was about to say the so-called "Berlin trilogy" is a false trilogy because Low wasn't recorded in Berlin, neither was Lodger.

    Then I consider that Bowie did another trilogy in the 90s, which I would call "the industrial trilogy": Buddha of Suburbia, Outside and Earthling.
    Three albums linked by the same instrumentation and ambiance. And none of the albums before or after that would be like that.
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  20. penguinzzz

    penguinzzz Forum Resident

    Charlton, London
    Eels’ Hombre Lobo, End Times and Tomorrow Morning were a trilogy.
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  21. Alan2

    Alan2 Forum Resident

    Nick Drake, sadly. Not intentionally, but he gave us the perfect trilogy.
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  22. Sluggy

    Sluggy Forum Resident

    The Red Centre
    Mike Oldfield and his totally tubular trilogy (Tubular Bells I, II, III)
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  23. idiot bastard

    idiot bastard Forum Resident

    The Jimi Hendrix 'experience' trilogy:
    • Are You Experienced
    • Axis: Bold as Love
    • Electric Ladyland
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  24. idiot bastard

    idiot bastard Forum Resident

    Robert Fripp's 'Drive to 1981' trilogy:
    • Exposure
    • God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners
    • The League of Gentlemen
  25. SJR

    SJR Senior Member

    Recently, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s “Explorations into Microtonal Tuning” trilogy:

    Flying Microtonal Banana
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