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OverHillandDale
10-09-2010, 05:46 AM
Greeting Mooniverseians.

This week starts off our 2nd year of broadcast with a look at the core of the playlists I ask you to build. We are going to delve into the history of the Progressive Rock Concept Album. (Please note that's "Progressive Rock").

This show is going to feature the very 1st Progressive Rock album and parts of the other albums of the time up for condieration. Then I'll toss in a salute to the Epic Tracks - a mainstay of progressive music.

NOW - here's what I'd like you to do. Here in this thread I want to compile a list of what are considered Prog Concept Albums. I'm going to give you a few of the ones that we've already played and I'd like you to fill in the blanks.

To do so you will need to use the "edit button" in this thread. You should have 4 buttons on the bottom right side of each thread posting, one of which is 'edit'. Click the one for the window you want to edit in the thread and add you titles, then save your results.

Now, I may be incorrect and not all members have this nifty tool. If not, merely add a new reply including the albums you suggest and I will transfer them into the list.

So, list away and have fun. Please list ARTIST, ALBUM, YEAR OF RELEASE.

Thanks - see you on the corner.

Dale

OverHillandDale
10-09-2010, 05:51 AM
ALBUM LIST

ARTIST - ALBUM TITLE - RELEASE YEAR

Nektar - Remember the Future - 1974
Grobschnitt - Solar Music - 1978
Neal Morse- "?" - 2005
Triumvirat - Spartucus - 1975
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - 1972
Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - 1974
Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - 1974
Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S - 1992
Aufklärung - De la tempesta ... l'oscuro piacere - 1994
Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VIII - 1973
Singularity - Between Sunlight and Shadow - 2002
Magma Mëkanďk Kömmandöh - 1973
Frank Zappa - Joes Garage - 1987
Marillion - Brave - 1994
Jethro Tull- Passion Play - 1973
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - 1973
Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow - 1976
Michael Rutherford - Smallcreep's Day - 1980
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
Richard Wahnfried - Time Actor - 1979
Gentle Giant - Three Friends - 1972
Pye Fyte - The Gathering of the Krums - 1998
PFM - Chocolate Kings - 1975
Spock's Beard - Snow - 2002
Nektar - Recycled -1976 (TobyT)
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 2002
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed - 1967
Bo Hansen - Lord of the Rings -1972
Camel - Snow Goose - 1975
Harmonium - Si on Avait Besoin d'une Cinquieme Saison - 1975
The Who - Tommy (proggy in my universe) - 1969 (Actually classified as an Opera but can be stretched to fit definition of concept)
The Who - Quadrophenia- 1973 (must be included if Tommy is)
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
Pink Floyd's - Animals - 1977 (Gooze)
GONG - Flying Teapot-1973 (Gooze)
GONG - Angels Egg - 1973 (Gooze)
GONG - You - 1974 (Gooze)
CAMEL- Nude - 1981 (Gooze)
SAGA - The Chapters Live - 2005. (Gooze)
Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura - 2007 (Ted)
Rick Wakeman - Myths & Legends of King Arthur - 1975 (Ted)
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OverHillandDale
10-09-2010, 01:25 PM
I guess since I'm so special (or odd, depending on your point of view) as an admin I can edit. So......

Just use your reply to add new entries and I'll move them over.

NO NEED TO COPY AND PASTE - wasted bytes and bits, and takes too ong to scroll thru.

Thanks folks - have fun.

INFO. I'm pretty sure the owner of the thread or reply only gets to edit.


However copy/paste works as you see.... I added one to the list.

PROG ON!!!!!


***** Spock's Beard Snow ****

tobytanzer
10-09-2010, 04:21 PM
Does a whole side of an album count as a concept? If not, at least they're epics.
In that category we have:
MacDonald and Giles - Birdland - 1971
Nektar - Recycled -1976
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells - 1973
Renaissance - Scheherezade & Other Stories (sorry Gooze) - 1975
ELP - Tarkus - 1971
Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda da Vida (proto prog) - 1968
and of course Yes - Close to the Edge - 1972

Full length concept album:
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 2002
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed - 1967
Bo Hansen - Lord of the Rings -1972
Camel - Snow Goose - 1975
Harmonium - Si on Avait Besoin d'une Cinquieme Saison - 1975
The Who - Tommy (proggy in my universe) - 1969

Happy Turkey Day (Thanksgiving in Canada only), and remember to thank Bob for prog

Good additions , but sorry, a side's worth of music is an epic and not a concept album. Tubular Bells is more a 12" single, no real story there (which is the heart of a concept album). Thanks for adding.

thegooze
10-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Well Toby I can understand you being a Dentist and all, that you would pick that Renaissance Cd.:bang!: It is a great one to pull teeth to. :notsure: (While heavily Sedated) lol.:-V

thegooze
10-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Hi Dale! The most obvious one I don't see listed is: 1) Pink Floyd's-Animals-1977 based on Roger Water's interpretation of George Orwell's Animal Farm.:eureka: 2) Is actually a 3 Cd concept, The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy of Planet Gong's Pothead Pixies flying around in there Flying teapots and with the help of the Octave doctors bringing there listeners to a new consciousness. (Or in my case Unconsciousness from too many bong hits 8-q .) Later in the following discs you get the characters from planet gong introduced and finally in the 3rd disc you have it all come together in a cosmic revealing of your own self awareness. The discs are: GONG-Flying Teapot-1973, GONG-Angels Egg-1973, and GONG-You-1974. In that order :eek: 3) CAMEL-Nude-1981. This story of a WWII Japanese soldier who was forgotten on a Pacific Island for 20 years, unaware the war was over. :bang!: 4) SAGA-The Chapters Live-2005. Saga finally puts the chapters in order and performs them live. This deserves it's own show, don't you think?:thumbsup: 5) How to make a Burger is covered by: FOCUS-Hamburger Concierto-1974 Taken from a Brahms piece. I'll take mine Medium Well. With a cold one of course. :salute :rawk:

Ted
10-10-2010, 06:48 AM
Dale,

Adding to your list:

Neal Morse, Sola Scriptura, 2007
Rick Wakeman, Myths & Legends of King Arthur, 1975

my 2 cents on an early Sunday AM.

Regards fromTexas,
Ted

VAXman
10-10-2010, 05:21 PM
Does a whole side of an album count as a concept? If not, at least they're epics.
In that category we have:
MacDonald and Giles - Birdland - 1971
Nektar - Recycled -1976
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells - 1973
Renaissance - Scheherezade & Other Stories (sorry Gooze) - 1975
ELP - Tarkus - 1971
Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda da Vida (proto prog) - 1968
and of course Yes - Close to the Edge - 1972

I had Iron Butterfly's Butterfly Bleu from Metamorphosis in my Mooniverse playlist. Much more prog than In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

VAXman
10-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Hi Dale! The most obvious one I don't see listed is: 1) Pink Floyd's-Animals-1977 based on Roger Water's interpretation of George Orwell's Animal Farm.:eureka:
It wasn't an "interpretation" of Orwell's Animal Farm but a loosely analogous stolen concept retooled and applied to many (then) present day political issues in the UK.

Both are great stories in and of themselves. Those here from the US should pay careful attention to and heed Orwell's warnings of Animal Farm in correlation with the current US federal administration.

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL; SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.

Diff_Drummer
10-11-2010, 10:39 AM
Alright gang - how could we get this far into the thread and not have picked up the Pink Floyds "The Wall" (1979) was not lisited. Also Floyds "The Final Cut" (1983) even though it was pretty much a bad Roger Waters self indulgence and not much of a Floyd cd, IMHO.

Also:

Alan Parsons Project "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" (1976)
Dream Theater "Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory" (1999)
Genesis "Duke" (1980) (Not sure if this one really qualifies but I'm throwing it in the mix.)
Jethro Tull "Thick as a Brick" (1972)
Yes "Tales from Topographic Oceans" (1973)
Marillion "Missplaced Childhood" (1985)
Triumvirat "Pompeii" (1977)
Styx "Kilroy was Here" (1983) (Is this really prog?)

That's all I can think of at the moment. Prog On!

Diff_Drummer

jtmckinley
10-11-2010, 04:59 PM
Frank Zappa's 1966 Freak Out album is considered by some to be one of, if not "the", 1st prog concept albums. Of course all FZ's records could be considered concept albums since they were all part of his Project/Object concept, to wit:

http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Project/Object_concept

For concept albums in general, here's some food for thought:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concept_album

KenSchwartz
10-11-2010, 07:42 PM
just adding a few as they pop into my head:

i think pretty much all of robert calverts:
capt lockhead and the starfighters
lucky leif and the longships
hype: the songs of tom mahler
freq
test tube conceived

mike oldfield:
incantations
ommadawn
hergest ridge

eloy:
power and the passion
dawn
ocean

manuel gottsching:
E2 - E4

phillip glass: (prog??? probably not, but we have some on the moon, so...)
Einstein on the Beach
Koyaniskaatsi (sp?)

laurie anderson:
United States, Parts 1 thru 4

Pater Hammill:
The fall of the House of Usher

Klaus Schulze:
Dune
and, probably a ton others

KeithieW
10-12-2010, 04:49 AM
Hi Peeps,

I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb here.

Hawkwind - Space Ritual Alive - 1973

"The Space Ritual show attempted to create a full audio-visual-cerebral experience, representing themes developed by Barney Bubbles and Robert Calvert entwining the fantasy of Starfarers in suspended animation traveling through time and space with the concept of the music of the spheres."

Now THAT'S a concept!! When we lucky few, sorry Mortis, who went to one of the shows entered the theatre we were handed a fold up sheet with photos and text, written by Barney Bubbles, that outlined the story.

I have to say it was a sonic experience I will never forget........neither will those who came to my 50th Birthday party and witnessed a rather drunken Keithie and Steve moshing to Brainstorm, totally embarrassing TLS Pam who was hiding under a table.

Anyway...that's my 2 pees worth.

thegooze
10-12-2010, 03:42 PM
:eureka: Hey that reminds me! Hawkwind's "Warriors on the Edge of Time" 1975, with Sci Fi Writer Michael Moorcocks (no jokes please) :eek: poetic narrative is probably their finest studio recording. Space Rock at it's best! Joe Bob sez "Check it Out" :rawk:

thegooze
10-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Correction to the above. My copy is a 1993. It's actually a 1975 DOH!:eek:

OverHillandDale
10-12-2010, 08:53 PM
For concept albums in general, here's some food for thought:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concept_album

Thanks, JTM. This is where I read about Simon Simopath and researched the show I put together.

There's also a link to a list of concept albums - but it's all different genres. Hence my starting a new list here just for us. 8-q

Yesspaz
10-14-2010, 07:24 PM
I've still not had a show, but I've claimed "Three Friends" by Gentle Giant.

marquer
10-15-2010, 07:00 AM
Adding to the thread:

- Aphrodite's child - 666 (1972)
- The Box - Black Dog There (2005)
- The Box - Le Horla de Maupassant (2009)
- Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley - Marscape (1976)
- PFM - Dracula (2006)
- Various - Peter and the Wolf (1975)
- Various - Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) (not sure this fits, but I think it could be considered progressive)


I'll probably think of more later, but that's it for now.

spewie
10-15-2010, 11:56 AM
I vote the California 99 I sent you, or the Mandalaband; Eye of Wendor.

I can think of more, but i will start with these!

spewie
10-15-2010, 11:58 AM
Almost forgot, how about Zappa Joes Garage, classic concept LP!!

OverHillandDale
10-15-2010, 01:05 PM
Almost forgot, how about Zappa Joes Garage, classic concept LP!!

Joe was already on the list. He was a very nice boy. He used to cut my grass. :thumbsup:

deSousa
10-18-2010, 05:53 AM
Hi there Dale, my contribution:

Magma is pretty much a concept band. Beyond MDK you may also consider:

Köhntarkösz - 1974
Ẁurdah Ïtah - 1974
K.A. - 2004
Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré - 2009

Ẁurdah Ïtah and MDK are movements 2 and 3 of a larger set called Theusz Hamtaahk. The first movement was never recorded.

There are 2 concept albums by Hawkwind based on Michael Morcocks's writings:

Warrior on the Edge of Time - 1974
The Chronicle of the Black Sword - 1985

Though the last one may not qualify as prog...

And speaking of Hawkwind:

Robert Calvert - Dr. Lockheed and the Starfighters - 1974

The first two LP by Area are concept albuns:

Arbeit Macht Frei - 1973
Caution Radiation Area - 1974

More from Italy:

Museo Rosenbach - Zarathrusta - 1973
Blocco Mentale - POA - 1973

Within Krautrock I only know nof this strange effort:

German Oak - German Oak - 1972

But there's more from Germany:

Eloy - Dawn - 1976
Eloy - Ocean - 1977
Eloy - Colours - 1980
Eloy - Planets - 1981
Triumvirat - Illusions on a Double Dimple - 1973
Triumvirat - Spartacus - 1975

José Cid made two concept albums, of which only one became globally notorious:

Cantamos Pessoas Vivas - 1975
10 000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus e Marte - 1978

That's all I can remember for now.

dnsrees
10-18-2010, 07:05 AM
Nick Magnus - Children of Another God

OverHillandDale
10-18-2010, 09:29 AM
Thanks to everyone that has participated in the building of this list.

Here is the revised list from all the previous postings. Keep coming.

And now you can't say I don't know any concept albums to use for your playlists, so I hope to see many new playlists coming to the Corner of the Mooniverse. :cool:

Concept Albums as of 10/18/10


Nektar - Remember the Future - 1974
Grobschnitt - Solar Music - 1978
Neal Morse- "?" - 2005
Triumvirat - Spartucus - 1975
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - 1972
Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - 1974
Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - 1974
Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S - 1992
Aufklärung - De la tempesta ... l'oscuro piacere - 1994
Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VIII - 1973
Singularity - Between Sunlight and Shadow - 2002
Magma Mëkanďk Kömmandöh - 1973
Frank Zappa - Joes Garage - 1987
Marillion - Brave - 1994
Jethro Tull- Passion Play - 1973
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - 1973
Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow - 1976
Michael Rutherford - Smallcreep's Day - 1980
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
Richard Wahnfried - Time Actor - 1979
Gentle Giant - Three Friends - 1972
Pye Fyte - The Gathering of the Krums - 1998
PFM - Chocolate Kings - 1975
Spock's Beard - Snow - 2002
Nektar - Recycled -1976 (TobyT)
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 2002
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed - 1967
Bo Hansen - Lord of the Rings -1972
Camel - Snow Goose - 1975
Harmonium - Si on Avait Besoin d'une Cinquieme Saison - 1975
The Who - Tommy (proggy in my universe) - 1969 (Actually classified as an Opera but can be stretched to fit definition of concept)
The Who - Quadrophenia- 1973 (must be included if Tommy is)
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
Pink Floyd's - Animals - 1977 (Gooze)
GONG - Flying Teapot-1973 (Gooze)
GONG - Angels Egg - 1973 (Gooze)
GONG - You - 1974 (Gooze)
CAMEL- Nude - 1981 (Gooze)
SAGA - The Chapters Live - 2005. (Gooze)
Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura - 2007 (Ted)
Rick Wakeman - Myths & Legends of King Arthur - 1975 (Ted)
Alan Parsons Project "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" (1976) (Diff_Drummer)
Dream Theater "Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory" (1999)(Diff_Drummer)
Genesis "Duke" (1980) (Diff_Drummer)
Jethro Tull "Thick as a Brick" (1972)(Diff_Drummer)
Yes "Tales from Topographic Oceans" (1973)(Diff_Drummer)
Marillion "Missplaced Childhood" (1985)(Diff_Drummer)
Triumvirat "Pompeii" (1977)(Diff_Drummer)
Styx "Kilroy was Here" (1983) (Diff_Drummer)
Frank Zappa's Freak Out 1966 (jtmckinley)
robert calvert - capt lockhead and the starfighters (KenSchwartz)
robert calvert - lucky leif and the longships (KenSchwartz)
robert calvert - hype: the songs of tom mahler (KenSchwartz)
robert calvert - freq (KenSchwartz)
robert calvert - test tube conceived (KenSchwartz)
mike oldfield - incantations (KenSchwartz)
mike oldfield - ommadawn (KenSchwartz)
mike oldfield - hergest ridge (KenSchwartz)
Eloy - power and the passion (KenSchwartz)
Eloy - Dawn (KenSchwartz)
Eloy - Ocean (KenSchwartz)
Manuel Gottsching - E2 - E4 (KenSchwartz)
phillip glass - Einstein on the Beach (KenSchwartz)
phillip glass - Koyaniskaatsi (KenSchwartz)
laurie anderson - United States, Parts 1 thru 4 (KenSchwartz)
Pater Hammill - The fall of the House of Usher (KenSchwartz)
Klaus Schulze - Dune (KenSchwartz)
Hawkwind - Space Ritual Alive - 1973 (KeithieW)
Hawkwind's "Warriors on the Edge of Time" 1975 (thegooze)
Aphrodite's child - 666 (1972) (marquer)
The Box - Black Dog There (2005) (marquer)
The Box - Le Horla de Maupassant (2009) (marquer)
Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley - Marscape (1976) (marquer)
PFM - Dracula (2006) (marquer)
Jimmie Haskell - California '99 (spewie)
Mandalaband - Eye of Wendor (spewie)
Magma - Köhntarkösz - 1974 (deSousa)
Magma - Ẁurdah Ïtah - 1974 (deSousa)
Magma - K.A. - 2004 (deSousa)
Magma - Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré - 2009 (deSousa)
Hawkwind - The Chronicle of the Black Sword - 1985 (deSousa)
Area - Arbeit Macht Frei - 1973 (deSousa)
Area - Caution Radiation Area - 1974 (deSousa)
Museo Rosenbach - Zarathrusta - 1973 (deSousa)
Blocco Mentale - POA - 1973 (deSousa)
German Oak - German Oak - 1972 (deSousa)
Eloy - Colours - 1980 (deSousa)
Eloy - Planets - 1981 (deSousa)
Triumvirat - Illusions on a Double Dimple - 1973 (deSousa)
Triumvirat - Spartacus - 1975 (deSousa)
José Cid - Cantamos Pessoas Vivas - 1975 (deSousa)
José Cid - 10 000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus e Marte - 1978 (deSousa)
Nick Magnus - Children of Another God - 2010 (dnsrees)

deSousa
10-18-2010, 10:29 AM
Dale, this is becoming a pretty interesting database. Would you consider using a google spreadsheet? It would make browsing easier.

OverHillandDale
10-18-2010, 11:49 AM
Dale, this is becoming a pretty interesting database. Would you consider using a google spreadsheet? It would make browsing easier.

I think we can go there. It would be great to have. Wiki's "concept album list" includes to many other genres. We could maybe add it to Wiki later too.

You know how to set that up with google? Please help yourself in doing so.

Thanks deSousa.

VAXman
10-18-2010, 12:01 PM
Seems a shame to take information born of the moon to another site. Why not create the db here? Once some info is compiled, it could be driven by a web form for querying.

spewie
10-18-2010, 01:22 PM
I do not see frank Zappa's THING FISH!!

OverHillandDale
10-18-2010, 03:40 PM
Seems a shame to take information born of the moon to another site. Why not create the db here? Once some info is compiled, it could be driven by a web form for querying.


SOLD!!!! :rawk:

In house is always a good way to go when we can.

But I was trying to save you some extra work.

VAXman
10-18-2010, 04:20 PM
SOLD!!!! :rawk:

In house is always a good way to go when we can.

But I was trying to save you some extra work.
It's not that much work and I can see this being just a single table. Just decide what information you want to maintain. I can easily do a 'CREATE TABLE' and then 'INSERT TABLE' to populate it with your data.

If you want other data to be included when querying (like track titles, times, etc.) the new table can be "JOIN"ed with tables on the streaming server to gather the info.

spewie
10-19-2010, 01:49 PM
two more to add to the list that should be here already is Kayak's Nostradamus and Merlin and one other one I do not see is Mike Rutherford's Small Creeps Day.

dnsrees
10-21-2010, 04:59 AM
Here is a copy of the list sorted alphabetically:

Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - 1976 (Diff_Drummer)
Aphrodite's Child - 666 - 1972 (marquer)
Area - Arbeit Macht Frei - 1973 (deSousa)
Area - Caution Radiation Area - 1974 (deSousa)
Aufklärung - De la tempesta ... l'oscuro piacere - 1994
Blocco Mentale - POA - 1973 (deSousa)
Bo Hansen - Lord of the Rings - 1972
Camel - Snow Goose - 1975
Camel - Nude - 1981 (Gooze)
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - 1972
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 2002
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory - 1999 (Diff_Drummer)
Eloy - Colours - 1980 (deSousa)
Eloy - Dawn (KenSchwartz)
Eloy - Ocean (KenSchwartz)
Eloy - Planets - 1981 (deSousa)
Eloy - Power and the Passion (KenSchwartz)
Frank Zappa - Joes Garage - 1987
Frank Zappa - Freak Out - 1966 (jtmckinley)
Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - 1974
Genesis - Duke - 1980 (Diff_Drummer)
Gentle Giant - Three Friends - 1972
German Oak - German Oak - 1972 (deSousa)
GONG - Angels Egg - 1973 (Gooze)
GONG - Flying Teapot - 1973 (Gooze)
GONG - You - 1974 (Gooze)
Grobschnitt - Solar Music - 1978
Harmonium - Si on Avait Besoin d'une Cinquieme Saison - 1975
Hawkwind - Space Ritual Alive - 1973 (KeithieW)
Hawkwind - The Chronicle of the Black Sword - 1985 (deSousa)
Hawkwind - Warriors on the Edge of Time - 1975 (thegooze)
Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley - Marscape - (1976) (marquer)
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick - 1972 (Diff_Drummer)
Jethro Tull - Passion Play - 1973
Jimmie Haskell - California - 1999 (spewie)
Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow - 1976
José Cid - 10 000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus e Marte - 1978 (deSousa)
José Cid - Cantamos Pessoas Vivas - 1975 (deSousa)
Kayak - Merlin - 1981 (spewie)
Kayak - Nostradamus - 2005 (spewie)
Klaus Schulze - Dune - (KenSchwartz)
Laurie anderson - United States, Parts 1 thru 4 - (KenSchwartz)
Magenta - Seven - 2007 -(dnsrees)
Magma - Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré - 2009 (deSousa)
Magma - K.A. - 2004 (deSousa)
Magma - Köhntarkösz - 1974 (deSousa)
Magma - Ẁurdah Ïtah - 1974 (deSousa)
Magma - Mëkanďk Kömmandöh - 1973
Mandalaband - Eye of Wendor (spewie)
Manuel Gottsching - E2 - E4 (KenSchwartz)
Marillion - Brave - 1994
Marillion - Missplaced Childhood - 1985 (Diff_Drummer)
Michael Rutherford - Smallcreep's Day - 1980
Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge (KenSchwartz)
Mike Oldfield - Incantations (KenSchwartz)
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (KenSchwartz)
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed - 1967
Museo Rosenbach - Zarathrusta - 1973 (deSousa)
Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura - 2007 (Ted)
Neal Morse - "?" - 2005
Nektar - Recycled -1976 (TobyT)
Nektar - Remember the Future - 1974
Nick Magnus - Children of Another God - 2010 (dnsrees)
Pater Hammill - The Fall of the House of Usher (KenSchwartz)
PFM - Chocolate Kings - 1975
PFM - Dracula - (2006) (marquer)
Phillip Glass - Einstein on the Beach - (KenSchwartz)
Phillip Glass - Koyaniskaatsi - (KenSchwartz)
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - 1973
Pink Floyd's - Animals - 1977 (Gooze)
Pye Fyte - The Gathering of the Krums - 1998
Richard Wahnfried - Time Actor - 1979
Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - 1974
Rick Wakeman - Myths & Legends of King Arthur - 1975 (Ted)
Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VIII - 1973
Robert Calvert - Capt Lockhead and the Starfighters - (KenSchwartz)
Robert Calvert - Freq - (KenSchwartz)
Robert Calvert - Hype: The Songs of Tom Mahler - (KenSchwartz)
Robert Calvert - Lucky Leif and the Longships - (KenSchwartz)
Robert Calvert - Test Tube Conceived - (KenSchwartz)
Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S - 1992
SAGA - The Chapters Live - 2005. (Gooze)
Singularity - Between Sunlight and Shadow - 2002
Spock's Beard - Snow - 2002
Styx - Kilroy was Here - 1983 (Diff_Drummer)
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
The Box - Black Dog There - (2005) (marquer)
The Box - Le Horla de Maupassant - (2009) (marquer)
The Who - Quadrophenia - 1973 (must be included if Tommy is)
The Who - The Who Sell Out - (1967)
The Who - Tommy - 1969 (Proggy in my universe; actually classified as an Opera but can be stretched to fit definition of concept)
Triumvirat - Illusions on a Double Dimple - 1973 (deSousa)
Triumvirat - Spartacus - 1975 (deSousa)
Triumvirat - Pompeii - 1977 (Diff_Drummer)
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans - 1973 (Diff_Drummer)

dangerboy
10-21-2010, 08:30 AM
I started to ask if we were limited to just prog albums, but if I asked that, then we'd have to define prog. Don't want to go there =8^O

So, in that vein...

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Green Day - American Idiot

KenSchwartz
10-22-2010, 08:18 PM
ok, thought of a few more...

mike manter - the doubtful guest (songs are all Edward Gorey stories put to music)

mike oldfield - the killing fields (i'm assuming that soundtracks pretty much get "concept" status by definintion...which leads to...)

goblin. pretty much anything they did, right?

OverHillandDale
10-22-2010, 10:29 PM
I started to ask if we were limited to just prog albums, but if I asked that, then we'd have to define prog. Don't want to go there =8^O

So, in that vein...

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Green Day - American Idiot

um..... FAIL. 8-)

KenSchwartz
10-24-2010, 02:04 PM
one more:

Greaves/Blegvad/Herman - Kew Rhone

OverHillandDale
11-01-2010, 05:34 AM
Cross & The Crucible - Pallas
Francesco Zappa - Frank Zappa

mariocc
11-01-2010, 08:28 PM
hard to me OHD..many works came to my mind..but just to name
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper...1967
The Who s Tommy / Quadrophenia 69 and 73 .mmdon t know they fit ...kind of opera but could be considerated concept album..open to discussion

mariocc
11-01-2010, 08:50 PM
nice work dns,,,regards friend
and I noticed albums what I said already are in list...

Ted
11-03-2010, 05:57 AM
Dale,

Another CD/album to add to the list:

Apple Pie - Crossroads This whole album is a story - that makes it a concept album - right?

Thanks from Texas,
Ted

jtmckinley
11-04-2010, 05:43 PM
Hehe spewie. Thing Fish is definitely a concept record and an opera complete with libretto in the album. That show may need a warning sticker on it lol, but I'm all for it. "Go on, 'DEWLLA! Play dat lil' guitar one mo' 'gin!" :)

jtmckinley
11-04-2010, 07:30 PM
Listening to a track from Roger Waters' Amused To Death album on the Moon right now, it is most definitely a concept album, my favorite of his solo records, surprised I didn't think of it earlier.