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Old 13th September 2017, 12:47 AM   #1
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I've always enjoyed Rick Wakeman' "Journey to the Center of the Earth"

And few years ago someone told me about Jeff Wayne's "Musical Version of the War of the Worlds"

Any more albums along those lines?

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Albums that tell a story?
Throwing you a bit of a curve ball -- Adlai Stevenson did an LP a few years before he died -- in it he related several stories of his service in France after the liberation of Paris -- now those are great stories by an extremely literate gentleman.

Those of us, of a generation, can remember the LP's with "Peter and the Wolf" and a description of the reason that particular instruments were chosen to represent the character parts.
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"Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by The Alan Parsons Project, based upon the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe
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Old 13th September 2017, 01:04 AM   #4
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Throwing you a bit of a curve ball -- Adlai Stevenson did an LP a few years before he died -- in it he related several stories of his service in France after the liberation of Paris -- now those are great stories by an extremely literate gentleman.

Those of us, of a generation, can remember the LP's with "Peter and the Wolf" and a description of the reason that particular instruments were chosen to represent the character parts.

Upon looking up Adlai Stevenson those look mostly to be speeches.

I had forgot about Peter and the wolf

On a side note my Father had a bunch of 45's from Redd Harper
that were Children's Bible stories. I can still remember some of
them of them nearly 50 year later.
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To a lesser extent Quadrophenia.
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Love and Rockets' album Express centers on a theme of transcendental meditation.
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The first few that come to mind in the rock catalog would include Pink Floyd "The Wall", "Wish You Were Here" (Syd); Beatles "St Peppers", "Magical Mystery Tour"; at least 3 of Rick Wakeman's early works; Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage" ; cast album of movie "Jesus Christ, Superstar"

While I'm generally less of a fan of the genre, pretty much any opera - as the local society pronounces on their bus adverts - "stories so big they have to be sung" - and that's a pretty long list

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Yeah, just about any opera.

And there are some a little out of the more common fare, such as Michel Jonaz La Fabuleuse Histoire De Mister Swing or Esquivel's See it in Sound.
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