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Favorite concept albums

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by eternal sanctum, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. ProggyMike

    ProggyMike Postman Pat

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    Rush - 2112
    Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory
    Savatage - Streets (That's a concept right?)

    And plenty of concept songs (I know all songs are concept in a way, but I mean long epics :p )
     
  2. Orfanos

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    Not in particular order and without checking out if my choices have been already mentioned:

    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
    Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Grey
    Shadow Gallery - Tyranny
    Helstar - Nosferatu
    Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
    Grave Digger - Tunes of War
    Antiquus - Eleutheria (although not 100% conceptual... Only the 6 of the 8 tracks)
    Cage - Hell Destroyer
    Wastefall - Soulrain 21
    Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
    Vanden Plas - Christ 0
    Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of A Seventh Son (if we can call it concept)
     
  3. Ascension

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    Nice choices Orfanos. l'll be visiting the island of Agistri in August. What can you tell me about it?
     
  4. Orfanos

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    Well, Agistri is a very small but very beautiful island of the Saronic Gulf, very close to the port of Piraeus (probably you know that).

    Unfortunately I haven't visited yet, but you may find everything you want at this site ------> http://www.agistri.gr/en/index.php
     
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    greenaxer Knight of the Templar

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    Symphony X - V
    Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
    Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
    Savatage - Dead Winter Dead, The Wake of Magellan
    Rush - 2112
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve and Other Stories
     
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    Ok.. this thread FAILS.

    Not one mention of The Crimson Idol by WASP.:worship: :headbang:

    What a shame.
     
  7. forgottenglory

    forgottenglory Earth. Soul. Rock n' Roll

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    My list of favourite concept albums/rock operas in no particular order of preference

    1. Savatage - The Wake Of Magellan
    2. Savatage - Dead Winter Dead
    3. Savatage - Streets
    4. Threshold - Clone
    5. King Diamond - The Eye/Abigail/Them/Conspiracy/Puppet Master
    6. Nikolo Kotzev - Nostradamus
    7. Elegy - Manifestation Of Fear
    8. Shadow Gallery - Tyranny
    9. Shadow Gallery - Room V
    10. Vanden Plas - Christ 0
    11. Metalium - Millenium Metal Chapter 1
    12. Trans Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven's Last Night
    13. John West - Earth Maker
    14. Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle
    15. Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime I
     
  8. TriRyche

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    Hmm...I'm surprised to see Christ 0 already mentioned, but that's definitely high on my list, probably my favorite.

    In no order :

    Vanden Plas - Christ 0
    Abydos - Abydos
    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime (1 and 2)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    The Who - Tommy (I loved the pinball machine based on it!)
    Symphony X - V
    Kamelot - Epica (Along with The Black Halo)
     
  9. VicRattlhd502

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    In no particular order...

    Dream Theater: SFAM
    Symphony X: V
    Queensryche: Operation: Mindcrime
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Pink Floyd: The Final Cut
    Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
    The Who: Tommy
    The Who: Quadrophenia
    Savatage: Streets
    Yes: Tales From Topographic Oceans
     
  10. razoredge

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    Glad to see some Savatage & Queensryche people here as well as old Rush so now Ill date myself. Ive been listening to progressive music since the 70's. So how about

    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
    ELP - Tarkus
    half of - Rush - Caress of Steel
    JCS ?

    how about some vocal free Fusion

    Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior

    but yes indeed

    #1 is - Wake of Megallan
    then in no particular order but regular standards on my stereo
    Streets - Dead Winter Dead
    The Odyssey - The New Mythology Suite - Twlight in Olympus
    A Pleasent Shade of Gray
    Operation Mindcrime
    Black Halo

    I gotta check out some of the others I see mentioned here but I have a thing for how vocals are done and I dont like "Im a pissed off rabid dog" so called singing, so Ill take tips on what I might like and might not like.

    I find Opeth interesting but a bit scary ... LOL ... love Damnation but dont know if its a concept.
     
  11. Dr Zephyr

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    Pink Floyd - Animabubbles.
    Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Elementabubbles.
    Ayreon - The Electric Castleabubbles.

    more to come. Stay tuned.
     
  12. forgottenglory

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    Check out "Clone" by THRESHOLD. Amazing story, great musicianship and amazing vocals!
     
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    Christ 0

    Need I say more ?

    Bryant
     
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    Many have beat you to it Bryant, but that doesn't diminish the choice any.:headbang:
     
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    Very good thread. A lot of suggestions that I need to check out. The popular standby's are already on the lists though:

    Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
    Symphony X - V


    one annoyance on those lists to me, Rush...2112 is not really a concept album. Just a fantastic 20minute opus and 4 or 5 more songs. Same can be said for "The Odyssey" it doesn't seem to truly be a concept album. The album is one of their best though :worship:



    I gotta check out this Vanden Plas that everyone is talking about....
     
  16. progmetaldan

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    updated list:

    Dream Theater- Scenes From A Memory
    Symphony X- V
    Neal Morse- One
    Neal Morse- Sola Scriptura
    Neal Morse- ?
    Neal Morse- Testimony
    Opeth- Still Life
    Spastic Ink- Ink Complete
     
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    Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
    Symphony X - V
    Marrilion - Missplaced Childhood
    Arena - The Visitor
    Art of Illusion - Evil In Human Form (polish band)
    Iron Maiden - 7th son of a 7th son
     
  18. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    Paynes gray (kadath decoded) based on the works of H P lovecraft.

    Sabbat (based on the book the way of wyrd).
     
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    Not everyone loves the King.

    I'm certainly not one of them though, love everything King's put out musically (except House of God, seemed a bit dry musically. Story was excellent though).
     
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    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    House of god is deffinately his worst album by far, but he dosen't make many bad ones!!!
     

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