Concept Albums

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    I call shenanigans. Mindcrime was THE prog-rock concept album of the 80's. MC II sucked, I'll give them that, but they're FOS for not recognizing 1988's MC for the genius that it was.
     
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    My earliest favorite:
    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick

    Band leader Ian Anderson was surprised by the critical reaction to the previous album Aqualung as a "concept album", a label he has firmly rejected to this day. In an interview on In the Studio with Redbeard (which spotlighted Thick as a Brick), Ian Anderson's response to the critics was "if the critics want a concept album we'll give them a concept album and we'll make it so bombastic and so over the top."[citation needed] Ian Anderson has been quoted in concerts (most recently 8/14/2009, Schwetzingen Castle, Germany) as stating that Thick as a Brick was written "because everyone was saying we were a progressive rock band, so we decided to live up to the reputation and write a progressive album, but done as a parody of the genre." With Thick as a Brick, the band created an album deliberately integrated around one concept: a poem by an intelligent English boy about the trials of growing up

    Another by Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood

    My latest favorite, if it qualifies as a "concept" album" - it does for me:

    Neil Young - Old Ways (you won't find it anywhere on the internet, but it is still available on CDs)

    Edit: Old Ways: I found it! http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/neilyoung/albums/album/188421/review/6067550/old_ways
     
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    Chick Corea - My Spanish Heart

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDu32kfkChk&feature=related]YouTube - Chick Corea - Love Castle[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ATG5sBYwI&feature=related]YouTube - Armando's Rhumba / Chick Corea (Music Only)[/ame]
     
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    Moody Blues - Days of Future Past

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rkgm1yGgbM]YouTube - The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin[/ame]
     
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    Cat Stevens - Foreigner Suite
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyp76RedhMU&feature=related]YouTube - Cat Stevens - The Foreigner Suite Part I 1973[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmOXNlID2Xs&feature=related]YouTube - Cat Stevens - The Foreigner Suite Part II 1973[/ame]
     
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