concept album


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Noun1.concept album - an album whose recordings are unified by some theme (instrumental or lyrical or narrative or compositional)
album, record album - one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
rock opera - albums of rock music that aspired to the status of art; first appeared in the 1960s
benefit album, tribute album - concept album compiling a performer's work or work supporting some worthy cause
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concept album

n (Mus) → Konzeptalbum nt
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After the concept album (Greendale), the country album (Prairie Wind) and the rock and roll protest album (Living With War) where would Neil Young's 40-year career take him next?
He was also a member of celebrated progressive rock band East of Eden for five years and first released his own classic concept album Gaodhal's Vision in 1977.
Tales From Turnpike House is a concept album about people living in an east London block of flats.
Songs Of Love So Cruel is envisaged as a concept album, tell us about that.
Waynes concept album, based on HG Wells novel and featuring the voices of Burton, David Essex, Phil Lynott and Justin Hayward, was an unexpected hit back in 1978.
MENTION The Scorpions, hitmaker Desmond Child and concept album in one sentence and you'll hear the sound of people scattering for cover.
A Life in the Day of B19: Tales of the Towerblock is on the Dune label and in the 1970s would have been called a concept album.
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine AFTER spending10 years working in Cuba, which included his spell with the Buena Vista Social Club, Ry Cooder returns with a concept album about a community bulldozed to make way for a sports stadium.
"I think it's funny, because I read a piece on it the other day that said it was a concept album and that's not something I ever would have sat down and thought, 'Right we're writing a concept album'.
COVENTRY duo Steve Edgson and Sam McNulty, with a pop pedigree that includes Reluctant Stereotypes and Pink Umbrellas, have an ear for a tune and this concept album - telling the tale of a doomed love affair and failed suicide pact - is instantly accessible, whether it's the 60s R&B styling of Colours I Know, the ska-pop of Bad Poetry or the dub beats and easy listening chorale of instrumental One Month Later.
But don't let the fact that this is a concept album put you off.
Released as (for want of a less hackneyed term) a concept album last year and since performed as a stage musical, it's a collection of songs set in small-town America, a sort of Peyton Place for the Woodstock generation.