What's your favorite country concept album

  • Would like a few opinions, information, etc. about it.

    For me these are:
    Quadrophenia (The Who) and The Lamb.
    They are so consistently consistent (also in terms of mood, huh, what a play on words) that these albums would pass as the best long track.
    Just awesome.

    Greetings CM

  • One of my favorite concept albums is "Misplaced Childhood" by Marillion. Everything fits together wonderfully, musically and in terms of content, and it's a super neo-prog album.

    Another classic concept album that everyone knows is "The Wall" by Pink Floyd. Personally, however, I think the 1977 concept album "Animals" is a lot stronger!

    I also really like "Pictures At An Exhibition" by Emerson, Lake And Palmer, "Solar Fire" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "The Six Wives Of Henry VIII" by Rick Wakeman and "Amused To Death" by Roger Waters .

    1st chairman of the German Mike Rutherford fan club

    Pure prudence may never win!

  • In addition to the aforementioned (I also think Animals is stronger than The Wall, by the way), The Perfect Element I by Pain of Salvation comes to mind. Awesome album. And King Diamond's albums, but his idiosyncratic singing (head voice, baby! :-D) is not for everyone. My two favorite albums of his are Cospiracy and Abigail, real pearls of heavy metal.
    Brave from Marillion is great too. You have to take a little more time for this than for Misplaced Childhood.

    To come out as a post-'76-Genesis-Noob: is Duke actually also a concept album?

    Master Builder, tell me how you make a temple?
    Tools and moon stones,
    you don't really need them, you know ...

    Master Builder, tell me what the temple's made of?
    Deep inside you,
    you can build an invisible temple in your own imagination
    if you will ...

  • kate bush - the ninth wave
    rush - 2112
    eloy - ocean / time to turn

    although 1 + 2 the concept only extends over one album page

  • kate bush - the ninth wave
    rush - 2112
    eloy - ocean / time to turn

    correction:
    of course it has to be said
    eloy - ocean
    eloy: planets / time to turn

  • The Wall and Misplaced Childhood I would also mention.

    There is another interesting concept album
    Rick Wright - BROKEN CHINA

  • To come out as a post-'76-Genesis-Noob: is Duke actually also a concept album?

    Duke is half a concept album. In any case, the songs Behind The Lines / Duchess / Guide Vocal / Duke's Travel's / Duke's End form a coherent suite, which should also follow a concept in terms of content (but I don't know exactly which one). On the album, the Duke suite is carved up by other tracks. At concerts on the Duke Tour, the titles mentioned were played away one after the other.

    1st chairman of the German Mike Rutherford fan club

    Pure prudence may never win!

  • IQ - Subterranea
    This is an awesome album - very, very awesome
    Ayreon - I didn't think the human equation was bad either ...

    Well and Lamb anyway ...

    Smokey, we're not in Vietnam, we're bowling here, there are rules.

  • For me it's 'The Lamb' but I'm certainly not entirely objective about that. ;-D

    I also like to hear 'The Wall', 'Animals' 'Tommy'

    Zy
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