Best double albums

Pink Floyd - The Wall

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Bitches Brew

Did that remaster ever happen? I vaguely remember a comparison between old and new that sounded amazing but then nothing…

Would love a reworked version of this.

KISS Alive!

Swans Are Dead

The whole concept of a double album got strangely blurred with the advent on the compact disc. The Class London Calling is a bona fide double album yet easily a single CD. At core the concept is the extra length need so more than a standard album I guess. Anyway, Zen Arcade…

Infinity :metal: :metal: :metal: as that is one if the greatest pieces of music ever committed to tape.



I think London Calling was billed as a double album at a single album price when it came out on LP…that might have had a bearing on why the CD came as a single. I guess it was important to have a double LP for quality reasons, but it was just running length that would determine whether it needed to go to a second CD or not.

Not sure what they charged for Sandinista! when that followed as a triple.

Frances the Mute

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Zen Arcade

an entry in my blog awhile ago when the Velocities in Music podcast did an episode about Double Albums.

Soft Machine - Third (1970)
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map/Bath (2001)
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
Spock’s Beard - Snow (2002)
Marillion - Marbles (Campaign Edition) (2004)
The River Empires - The River Empires (Epilogue) (2010)
Timbre - Sun and Moon (2015)

Siouxsie and the Banshees — Nocturne
Kiss — Alive
Kiss — Alive II

Think that’s about it… Yep, that’s all of them.