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    Best complete album

    What is your favorite complete album, not one you play one side or certain tracks
    but the one you just have to play the whole album.I have many that I will play complete but If I had to choose one I think I would go with Alan Parsons tales of mystery and imagination, hang on oooohhh Moody Blues days of future passed noYes Fragile
    never mind to hard to pick.

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    Hi,
    Nice choices. All are in my play all category. Here are three more I really like :

    Stone Roses-First
    The High-Somewhere Soon
    The Waterboys-This is the Sea
    and many more

    Enjoy what you have been given

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    I was also going to mention that in 1978 there was a album Jeff Waynes musical version
    of war of the Worlds this is an incredible album featuring Richard Burton as the narrator
    and music by Justin Hayward, David Essex and many more perfect for Halloween.

    Drag the kids away from the nintendo and put this on I assure you they will sit and listen
    I have seen some on E-bay and this album really is a hidden treasure.

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    Hi,
    You are right.It is a great album. I have two copy's. One is been used and one is still wrapped from when I bought it all those years ago.Where is the time gone?

    Enjoy what you have been given!

    Bernd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernd
    Hi,
    You are right.It is a great album. I have two copy's. One is been used and one is still wrapped from when I bought it all those years ago.Where is the time gone?

    Enjoy what you have been given!

    Bernd
    No way, that is really wierd I figured there is no way anybody remembered that one !
    Ok now I know I am not the only old guy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockecat
    No way, that is really wierd I figured there is no way anybody remembered that one !
    Ok now I know I am not the only old guy!!
    No you're not.

    Bernd

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    Blur: Park Life

    Varied and never boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockecat
    No way, that is really wierd I figured there is no way anybody remembered that one !
    Ok now I know I am not the only old guy!!
    I just purchased the remaster. So there!

    Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory. I always listen to this one from start to finish.

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    interesting question,

    I like Pink Floyd's The Division Bell more than any other, I could almost say their A Momentary Lapse of Reason, if it weren't for track 3, The Dogs of War, which IMO just sucks. Anyhoo also like A Perfect Circle's 'Mer De Noms', but Mark Knofpler's solo albums like 'Shangri La' and 'Sailing To Philadelphia' are also a couple of my favorites, and by the way his stuff is always meticulously recorded and sounds best when you crank it up.
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    A few I listen to straight through would be:

    Allman Brothers- Live At The Filmore
    Genesis- A Trick of the Tail and Foxtrot
    Yes- Relayer
    Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon
    Elton John- 11-17-71

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi
    A few I listen to straight through would be:

    Allman Brothers- Live At The Filmore
    Genesis- A Trick of the Tail and Foxtrot
    Yes- Relayer
    Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon
    Elton John- 11-17-71
    Very nice list, I think I will spin dark side of the moon tonight if my wife gets home with the red!

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    ELP - Brain Salid Surgury
    PF - DSOTM, Animals
    Boston - Boston
    Rush - Rush, Fly by night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the world's a Stage, a Farwell to Kings, Hemispheres, Moving Pictures,Exit Stage Left.
    Black Sabath - Heven & Hell, Sabath Bloody Sabath.
    Ozzy - Blizzard of Oz.
    VH - # 1.
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    Pink Floyd. Just about ALL their albums, but specially Division Bell, the Wall, DSOTM and WYWH
    Spock's Beard: Snow
    Jetrho tull: A Passion Play
    MArillion: Script for a jester's tear
    David Bowie: Hunky Dory
    Genesis: Selling England by the Pound
    Green Day: American Idiot
    and lots of others, but those are the ones i spin most
    I remember the days when I thought 128kbps sounded great and had never spent more than 10 bucks on cables...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom
    Jetrho tull: A Passion Play
    I missed Benefit on my list

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    Delerium: Karma. And to a lesser extent, Poem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Ozzy - Blizzard of Oz.
    While I think both the first "Randy" Ozzy albums are classics, both have their weak points.. BLIZZARD sounds a bit rushed-to-get-out, meaning, I would call the a couple of the tracks "filler." DIARY has nothing I would call filler, though on the other hand, it's well known that it's incomplete. There are a few instances on the album where the solos weren't finished so they could get the album out. I think that in a more perfect world, there would have been more time given to the recording process back then, and perhaps even a stronger sense of self-editing. Take the best of both albums, and you have one totally killer album. But back then, 50 to 60 minutes was too long for a single album, because the CD hadn't taken over yet.

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    so this is sort of "all killer, no filler" kind of thing?

    hmmm.

    I don't often come across albums that don't contain at least one filler song, one that really should have not made it past the final cut, so to speak.

    I was reading an article in REVOLVER about AC/DC's BACK IN BLACK. It does come just about as damn close to having no filler as any album that I've heard.

    As far as albums that I truly care about? I'd probably pick CLOSER by Joy Division. Nothing even remotely close to filler on that one.

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    always liked Unknown Pleasures better than Closer...

    as far as releases without a clunker on them, how about:

    Ziggy Stardust: by you know who
    Cave Down to Earth: Far East Family Band
    Mirage: Camel
    Madness: Madness
    Eloy: Floating
    Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick

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    I think it's a step beyond all-killer-no-filler. There's something about several albums that have been mentioned here:

    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds
    Marillion, Misplaced Childhoold
    Jethro Tull, A Passion Play, Thick as a Brick
    Dream Theater, Scenes from a Memory

    etc. that just require one to listen to them in their entirety.

    Mine:

    Slowdive, Just for a Day
    Tool, Lateralus
    Shotgun Messiah, Violent New Breed
    Skinny Puppy, Too Dark Park (although I usually resequence it as 6-10,1-5)
    most live albums (Rush's All the World's a Stage comes to mind as one I would never play in anything less than its entirety)
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    Quote Originally Posted by unleasHell
    always liked Unknown Pleasures better than Closer...

    as far as releases without a clunker on them, how about:

    Ziggy Stardust: by you know who
    Cave Down to Earth: Far East Family Band
    Mirage: Camel
    Madness: Madness
    Eloy: Floating
    Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick
    Hey-an Eloy man. I like it. How about Eloy-The Planets that's a great album.

    Like your selection

    A couple more that have not been mentioned without a filler:

    Stan Ridgeway-Mosquitos
    Lou Reed-New York
    Neil Young-This Note's for You
    Christy Moore-Smoke and strong Whiskey
    Martin Stephenson-Gladsome,Humour and Blue

    Do you agree that in order to have a great complete album,the recording needs to be of a high quality too? My complete fav's. are all decent quality.

    Peace

    Bernd
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    Also, as start to finish listens, is any of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra disks. Most of the songs will stand well on their own, but they just don't have the same impact without the flow of them all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi
    I missed Benefit on my list
    Thats one of mine and i wish JT would do sme good remasters. I'll add Grand Funk Railroad, Grand Funk- Import. One of the best bass music cd i have.
    Look & Listen

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    Some of my favorite "all-the-way-through" albums are:

    Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet (If I had to pick one, this would be it.)
    Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
    Arcade Fire - Funeral
    Bob Marley - Natty Dread
    DJ Shadow - Preemptive Strike
    Young American Primitive - s/t
    Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
    Sonic Youth - Made in USA (soundtrack)
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    REM - Murmur
    REM - Reckoning
    Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

    These make using a turntable easy.

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    The Clash - London Calling
    Yes - Tormato
    Marillion - Fugazi
    XTC - English Settlement
    Genesis - Trespass
    Split Enz - Time & Tide
    Ultravox - Vienna
    Bob Marley - Kaya
    Thin Lizzy - Thunder & Lightning
    Tubes - Love Bomb


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    I've a few....

    Oh ohh... can I play?

    1. "What's Going On?" Marvin Gaye - Complete masterpiece from beginning to end.

    2. "The World is a Ghetto" - War

    3. "Hot Buttered Soul" - Issac Hayes

    4. "Gonna Take a Miracle" - Laura Nyro

    5. "Mothership Connection" - Parliment

    6. "Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield.

    7. "Sign of the times" - Prince.

    8. "Free Will" - Gil Scott Heron

    9. "The Last Poets" - The Last Poets

    10. "Love Power Peace" - James Brown Amsterdam Live

    Da Worfster

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