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    Best double album ever?

    What has been the best double album ever?
    The Wall? Electric Ladyland? Exile On Main St? Physical Graffiti? The White Album?


    Vote for your favourite double album. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/double_album

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    Weird Tales from Inside the Goldmine

    for the variety of the music. Still listen to it after all these years

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    Me I would pump for We're Only In It For The Money (WOITFTM) 1967

    Zappa and the Mothers...
    We're Only in It for the Money is the third studio album by The Mothers of Invention. Released on March 4, 1968 on Verve Records, it was subsequently remixed and re-recorded by Frank Zappa and reissued independently by Rykodisc Records in 1986
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    Are you including double albums which could have been sqeezed onto one LP but made more money that way?

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    ^ You mean like Sgt Pepper lol

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    There seem to be a lot of them about. Even Joni Mitchell, who can do very little wrong in my not humble opinion, was accused of this

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    Electric Ladyland certainly is a frontrunner for the best double album. I also like Johnny Winter Second Winter, which was sort of a double album but one side of the second disk was blank, later to be rectified when released on CD with a couple of bonus tracks added.

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    For me it's the Ray Charles and Cleo Laine release of Porgy & Bess.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

    Honourable mentions:

    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
    Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning

    I don't like The Wall or the "white album".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I also like Johnny Winter Second Winter, which was sort of a double album but one side of the second disk was blank, later to be rectified when released on CD with a couple of bonus tracks added.
    This must be extremely rare, surely?

    My father had a recording of the Wintereiss song cycle by Franz Schubert, consisting of two vinyl disks, one of which had one blank side emblazoned with the warning "DO NOT PLAY THIS SIDE"! I have never encountered that phenomenon before or since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    This brings to mind a book published by the radical Abbie Hoffman,
    that had a front and back cover, entitled,
    "Steal This Book". I never did, even if free radicals are important to me now.
    I wonder if you can get that book anymore. I bet it is a fascinating read.

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