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Almost forgot, how about Zappa Joes Garage, classic concept LP!!
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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.
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

Nick Magnus - Children of Another God
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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.

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)
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

Dale, this is becoming a pretty interesting database. Would you consider using a google spreadsheet? It would make browsing easier.
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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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.
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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.
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I do not see frank Zappa's THING FISH!!
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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!!!!

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

But I was trying to save you some extra work.
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SOLD!!!!

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.
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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.
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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)

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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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

So, in that vein...

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Green Day - American Idiot
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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?
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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

So, in that vein...

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Green Day - American Idiot
um..... FAIL.
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one more:

Greaves/Blegvad/Herman - Kew Rhone
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Cross & The Crucible - Pallas
Francesco Zappa - Frank Zappa
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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
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nice work dns,,,regards friend
and I noticed albums what I said already are in list...
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Re: Ode to the Concept Album - Mooniverse Show #53

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?

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