Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by veloso2, Jul 21, 2021.
Surely this is well known to be an official trilogy?
This was followed by the Best Trilogy.
Jeff Lynne again: "For the previous three albums, I'd kind of sluffed a bit, you know? Just enough to get by. Because the union session players wouldn't even sit by to finish the damn records. And critics kept complaining "wanker isn't really giving up his best." With A New World's Record, I thought 'you want the best? Well, here you bloody go, lads!' And I stuck with it through New World, Out of the Blue, and Discovery. That's my Best Trilogy: They come to the New World, then Out of the Blue they blast into space where they make a startling Discovery. Then I decided I was done Doing that Crazy Thing for a while. But that's another story."
And Nick Lowe boxed up three of his later albums as "The Brentford Trilogy". Probably a false, or arbitrary, trilogy. "At My Age" seems to be very similar. Am I missing something?
While I like the passenger album it may have been more of an exercise than album per se...I might substitute passengers for pop.
U2 had 3 plus trilogies
Boy october war
Uff joshua tree rattle (thematically american focussed u2 )
Achtung zoo pop( experimentally focussed)
All that you cant, how to dismantle, no line (rebooted u2)
Fixed that for you
In retrospect, if not conception, the first three Santana albums seem a trilogy.
Rick Wakeman; Six Wives Of Henry VIII, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, King Arthur.
Chicago VIII, X, XI
Cat Stevens/ Mona Bone Jakon, Tea For The Tillerman, Teaser and The Firecat.
Sly Stone/ Riot Goin On, Fresh, Small Talk
Jim Croce/ You Don't Mess Around With Jim, Life And Times, I Got A Name
Frank Zappa’s “Shut Up ‘n Play Yer Guitar” trilogy:
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More
Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Released separately, then as a box set.
The drive to 1981….part of a series which then went…
God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners
Let the Power Fall
League of Gentlemen
Yes but what connects them even remotely? I guess one could say that Meddle/DSOTM/WYWH because they were all collaborative and were produced by the group and the next three were largely Waters borne concepts.
Peter Hammils new wave trilogy
the Future Now
the. The K Group albums
Yeah it's a bit of a stretch but it's pastoral in places
Summerteeth, Yankke Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost is Born. Not only three great records but a thematic thread about our ability to communicate and how technology:distance shapes that.
Also Paul Simons Carrie Fisher trilogy: Hearts and Bones, Graceland, and Rhythm of the Saints
The real Bowie trilogy should be Low, Heroes and Scary Monsters, stylistically.
U2 - the 'Chopping Down The Joshua Tree' trilogy
Three albums Eric refuses to talk about because he was drunk at the time.
Peter Hammill commercial trilogy
Nadir's Big Chance
i think Riot is unto itself and not connected with the later ones....
Cat Stevens feels right
Some have suggested Low, Heroes and The Idiot.
Jethro Tull folk-rock trilogy
Songs From The Wood
Ahh, the "Tourettes Trilogy"!
I'm convinced, II was just the same pages played backwards, and III was the same pages played upside down.
Interesting turn of events for Everything But The Girl. Idlewild and The Language Of Life was shaping-up as a good possible trilogy, then life intervened, as Ben Watts' health problems changed the way they produced and toured and even though about their sound.
We see more of an acoustic bent from them, music that can be performed as a duo in intimate settings, on smaller tourss, as well as easier ergonomics in the setup. Worldwide, Acoustic and [Amplified Heart are also informed by their stops along the way near medical campuses like the Mayo Clinic.
This separates the duo's sound also from the next two, more electronically-driven albums, as Ben had taken the time of his recuperation to also focus on deejay work and a more modern sense of production. Which also led him into starting his own label separate from Tracey. Which is why I see the middle albums as the trilogy: the progress of life choices changing the way the music got made, but also the transition itself taking precedence over what came before it, or after it.
I totally hear that. The Idiot is very much like Iggy's Low (and was of course also recorded at Hansa).
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