Friday, June 01, 2007

It was thirty forty years ago today...



...that the Beatles introduced this recording, and with it, the idea of the "concept album." The premise was not that it be a mere collection of songs, but one where each was part of the greater whole. They had given up on touring two years earlier, and the idea of seeing them on the screen only lent to an emerging image of elusiveness. I still don't get most of the lyrics. (Probably the drug thing. No wonder I never became a songwriter.) But it doesn't matter now; they made history.
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3 Comments:

At 6/01/2007 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Jeff Miller said...

How about forty years ago instead?

 
At 6/01/2007 11:04:00 AM, Blogger iClaudius said...

Make that 40 years. 30 years ago would have been some Wings album.

 
At 6/01/2007 11:27:00 AM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

Hey, guys, I got a little excited. But it's fixed now. Sort of.

 

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