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    That rare 2nd. album...

    that sometimes proves better than the first. I phrase it, “proves better” so as to include not only the quality, but the commercial success facet on the matter, as well. I love when this happens though cause it’s so seldom seen. I’m sure this is due in most cases to record company pressure which often results in shortage of time for writing and composition the band sees following the first album. I’ve heard several bands complain about this. Its great when one of your favorites pulls this off though cause it makes yu feel their gonna be around for a while. Please submit your references. I’ll start: “Diary of a Madman”…Ozzy Osbourne’s follow-up to, “Blizzard of Ozz.”

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    Radiohead - The bends

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    lenny kravitz - mama said

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    nirvana - nevermind (if you don't count other tracks form drawers' bottom).

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    Emerson Lake and Palmer's second album Tarkus, done after their eponymously named first effort. In many ways, I always regarded this as being at least as good--if not better in some ways--than the first, mainly because of the " Tarkus Suite" which comprised the entire Side One {oh, the good old days of vinyl!} of the record {remember lps, anyone?}. What ELP did by devoting a whole side to one song was very radical and innovative for its time. I'm not sure if they were actually the first prog rock group to do this--but whether they were or not--the effect and impression were awesome indeed! How it fared commercially as opposed to their first album I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by white knight View Post
    What ELP did by devoting a whole side to one song was very radical and innovative for its time. I'm not sure if they were actually the first prog rock group to do this--but whether they were or not--the effect and impression were awesome indeed!
    Three years earlier, in 1968, Procol Harum did it with the 17 min track In Held Twas in I on the B-side of Shine on Brightly. In 1971 (the year ELP-Tarkus was released) we also had Earth and Fire's Song of the marching children with the 18 min title track covering the B-side.

    EDIT: Of course, there was also Pink Floyd with Atom Heart Mother in 1970 and Meddle (Echoes) in 1971.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Three years earlier, in 1968, Procol Harum did it with the 17 min track In Held Twas in I on the B-side of Shine on Brightly. In 1971 (the year ELP-Tarkus was released) we also had Earth and Fire's Song of the marching children with the 18 min title track covering the B-side.

    EDIT: Of course, there was also Pink Floyd with Atom Heart Mother in 1970 and Meddle (Echoes) in 1971.
    Art Rock, I stand--and sit corrected--in light of the examples you cited. You are absolutely right. Peace and out--wk
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    Hi John. You make a great point indeed. I still remember being literally blown away by that song on vinyl, especially when I would listen to it with headphones on! Now, I have to get the cd. Thanks so much for reminding me about this classic by Hendrix.
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    Electric ladyland is also from 1968. And although the songs flow from one to another, there is no overlying title to it as far as I know.

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    John, thank you so much for your beautiful and descriptive warning; I have Electric Ladyland on vinyl, packed away with about 250 other albums in cardboard boxes which haven't been opened since we moved here some 7 years ago. I just hope it hasn't been warped or ruined by all that "down time''. I'm going to get my old turntable and speakers out of the "mothballs" one of these days and give it a listen. One point of clarification, though: are you saying that none of Hendrix sounds good on cds as opposed to cassettes or records, or is this applicable only to Electric Ladyland? Peace--wk
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