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Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: Ebling ()
Date: February 12, 2013 03:54

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redsock
Exile on Main Street gets my vote, but I will also mention the Minutemen's Double Nickles on the Dime (1984).

Double Nickles is a great call. Also love Husker Du's Zen Arcade and Frank Black's Teenager Of The Year.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: Max'sKansasCity ()
Date: February 12, 2013 04:35



Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: stonehearted ()
Date: February 12, 2013 04:44

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Max'sKansasCity


Good choice! Back in the day I would always play cuts from this album for my heavy metal listening friends who were under the impression that Macca couldn't rock out when he wanted to. The Wings Over America album features heavier versions of songs than their studio album counterparts, thanks to the powerhouse drumming of Joe English and the Gibson SG Standard attack of Jimmy McCulloch. I'd play my Beatles-dissing friends Soily, and once that opening chord sounded out their eyes would widen, with a new respect....

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: Max'sKansasCity ()
Date: February 12, 2013 04:47

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Max'sKansasCity


Good choice! Back in the day I would always play cuts from this album for my heavy metal listening friends who were under the impression that Macca couldn't rock out when he wanted to. The Wings Over America album features heavier versions of songs than their studio album counterparts, thanks to the powerhouse drumming of Joe English and the Gibson SG Standard attack of Jimmy McCulloch. I'd play my Beatles-dissing friends Soily, and once that opening chord sounded out their eyes would widen, with a new respect....
smileys with beer

Re: Best double album ever?
Date: February 12, 2013 05:37

Big difference between a "Double Album" proper, and a overlong single album that just runs over, so they need another piece of vinyl.

"Manassass" by Stills & Co
"Sign of the Times"
And the two "Exile" and "London Calling"

Re: Best double album ever?
Date: February 12, 2013 06:10

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Munichhilton
Eagles Live 1976

there is no such album. eagles live was 1980

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: February 12, 2013 07:50

Double album? Best Ever?

Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan



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Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: ab ()
Date: February 12, 2013 08:08

No love for Freak Out? Not even in "Kansas, Kansas, Kansas...."

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: mariannerl ()
Date: February 12, 2013 08:13

Sign o' the Times

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: drbryant ()
Date: February 12, 2013 08:40

This is a Stones forum - you must vote Exile. Anyone who voted for the White Album should be locked in a room with Honey Pie and Goodnight on an endless tape loop.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: BowieStone ()
Date: February 12, 2013 08:45

It seems that double albums are only from the LP era.
Since the early nineties a lot of single albums (one cd) run longer than most 'double albums' (lp).
Double cd albums are mostly packed with filler imho. Although I think All Eyez On Me by 2pac is a hiphop masterpiece.

On the topic then...

Exile
Songs in the key of life
White Album

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: February 12, 2013 09:52

Gotta mention Todd Rundgren's Something Anything and The Band's Rock Of Ages.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: rob51 ()
Date: February 12, 2013 10:03

Is everyone still so sure that EXILE IS SO GREAT? Loved it as a kid but now when you listen to it start to finish it seems it might have lost something in its power? Maybe just a personal revelation but I'm not so sure.

Re: Best double album ever?
Date: February 12, 2013 11:31

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rob51
Is everyone still so sure that EXILE IS SO GREAT? Loved it as a kid but now when you listen to it start to finish it seems it might have lost something in its power? Maybe just a personal revelation but I'm not so sure.

To me it gets even better. I appreciate new layers. Rob, you must be having a bad day; I don't see 'Exile' as an album directed at the enthusiasm of youngbloods.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: drbryant ()
Date: February 12, 2013 11:35

Well, one problem woth Exile is that it is not well-represented on CD. None of the released versions is bad, but the vinyl versions (except for the RTI pressed Virgin vinyl, which is terrible) have a sense of space and air that allow you to really hear all of the great musicianship and backing vocals on that album. It's also a mix that sounds best over a pair of good speakers, where you can really appreciate the dynamics of the recording. For whatever reason, the digital versions are missing something.

Re: Best double album ever?
Date: February 12, 2013 11:42

The Lamb Lies Down On B'way

Guns 'N Roses "Use Your Illusion I & II" - they can say it is two separate albums but it's always been a gigantic doubler to me.

Bruce Springsteen "The River"


How does one get images out of the new photobucket these days? I can't seem to get any kind of URL from individual pics in my library



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-02-12 12:44 by Palace Revolution 2000.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: Grison ()
Date: February 12, 2013 13:39

There are just to many I like.
One of the best concept double albums is for sure:
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis
One of the best albums other then that could be:
Physical Graffity - for sure
One of the best live albums could be:
Yessongs - sorry that is 3 Lps, but for the time the live recording is oustanding.

Ok I should not forget exile on main street. For me this is like a work/rehearsal album. It shows the stones getting away from the Isles to other places and it shows their intimate action and musical spirit from that time. However I would not call it the best double album ever.

As I said there are tooo many, far to many

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: pike bishop ()
Date: February 12, 2013 13:53

Heres one from left field "Lubbock on everything"by Terry Allen.Probaly one of the couple of country double albums.A studio one that runs for eighty minutes.BTW its the dogs bollox.Check it out.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: February 12, 2013 14:10

Exile features far too many additional musicians for my liking.

The Who - Quadrophenia is the best double album for me.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: February 12, 2013 14:37

Exile on Main Street
The Beatles
Quadrophenia

Those are my top three. Never tire of listening to them. Always able to unlock a new mystery in them.

London Calling
Everybody's in Showbiz
Blonde on Blonde
Hooker n' Heat
All Things Must Pass (minus Apple Jam)
Babylon by Bus
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Electric Ladyland
Physical Graffiti

THose are some of my favorite double albums...I didn't include live albums, that another beast to tackle.



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Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: February 12, 2013 15:04

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redsock
Exile on Main Street gets my vote, but I will also mention the Minutemen's Double Nickles on the Dime (1984).

>grinning smiley< thumbs up

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: February 12, 2013 15:05

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mariannerl
Sign o' the Times

This one has aged badly (imo).

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: minorbyrd ()
Date: February 12, 2013 15:14

Exile, Electric Ladyland, All Things Must Pass, London Calling, Blonde On Blonde, The Last Waltz, Layla.......& Ghost Songs/Dirty Ron by an Australian dude named Tim Rogers

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: February 12, 2013 15:17

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whitem8
Exile on Main Street
The Beatles
Quadrophenia

Those are my top three. Never tire of listening to them. Always able to unlock a new mystery in them.

London Calling
Everybody's in Showbiz
Blonde on Blonde
Hooker n' Heat
All Things Must Pass (minus Apple Jam)
Babylon by Bus
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Are You Experienced?
Physical Graffiti

THose are some of my favorite double albums...I didn't include live albums, that another beast to tackle.

Are You Experienced? Wasn't a double album.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: February 12, 2013 15:43

Right you are my mistake. Fixed.

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: letitloose6 ()
Date: February 12, 2013 15:44

From the many double albums released, have to say that Exile is the one I still listen today.

Some great double albums not yet mentioned

Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More from the Road
Uriah Heep - Live
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
Can - Tago Mago

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: February 12, 2013 15:51

Most of mine are already mentioned:

Exile
The River
One More From the Road

I would like to mention J. Geils' "Blow Your Face Out" and I like "Frampton Comes Alive".

Guilty pleasures:

KISS Alive
Saturday Night Fever

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: MILKYWAY ()
Date: February 12, 2013 16:05

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BowieStone
Although I think All Eyez On Me by 2pac is a hiphop masterpiece.

Thanks for the chuckle.


Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: nashville ()
Date: February 12, 2013 16:22

A few that may not have been mentioned that i really like -

Hawkwind - Space Ritual live

Mothers - Frak Out and Uncle Meat

Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Ozric Tentacles - Erpland (i may be on my own here)

Nuggets compilation - thanks Lenny Kaye, this opened my eyes to all of that great US garage rock

El Pea - Island records double sampler album. These things were essential when I was a young teenager as they introduced me to so many great artists/bands.

andy

Re: Best double album ever?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: February 12, 2013 16:40

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whitem8
Right you are my mistake. Fixed.

But, it has been since they started adding on the 3 singles from late 66 - early 67. grinning smiley

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