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6th Dec '16 2:11:30 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* When the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' album ''Music/StadiumArcadium'' came with the discs Jupiter and Mars. It was originally planned to be a trilogy of albums, but those plans fell through. Either way, Jupiter was more single-heavy while Mars was. . . not.

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* When the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' album ''Music/StadiumArcadium'' came with the discs Jupiter and Mars. It was originally planned to be a trilogy of albums, but those plans fell through. Either way, Jupiter was more single-heavy while Mars was. . .was... not.



* Music/{{Beyonce}}'s ''I Am...Sasha Fierce'' had the ''I Am...'' disc being filled with introspective ballads and ''Sasha Fierce'' with Beyonce's signature R&B/Pop style complete with a new persona, Sasha Fierce.

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* Music/{{Beyonce}}'s ''I Am... Sasha Fierce'' had the ''I Am...'' disc being filled with introspective ballads and ''Sasha Fierce'' with Beyonce's signature R&B/Pop style complete with a new persona, Sasha Fierce.
21st Nov '16 8:27:42 AM Indori
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* Jamey Johnson's ''The Guitar Song'' featured two disks that told a story. In his words, "The first part [[note]]the ''Black Album''[[/note]] is a very dark and sordid story. Then everything after that [[note]]the ''White Album''[[/note]] is progressively more positive, reassuring and redemptive."
6th Sep '16 9:02:31 AM Hossmeister
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* Music/SystemOfADown did a variation of this trope with ''Mezmerize/Hypnotize''. It would have qualified as a standard double album, if not for the fact that the discs were released 6 months apart.



* Music/FrankZappa's debut album ''Music/FreakOut'' was a double LP, featuring parodies of love songs on the first record and political commentary and complete zany mayhem on the second record. Zappa released many double albums throughout his career, although most of them were not examples of this trope.
* Music/SystemOfADown's ''Music/MezmerizeHypnotize'' was intended to be one double album before the songs were split between the two. The cover artwork for both albums overlap, the song "Soldier Side" {{Bookends}} both albums, and the songs are laden with political and social commentary.
* MyChemicalRomance's double live album The Black Parade is Dead! is a CD/DVD double album, with the CD being a live concert in Mexico of The Black Parade album in its entirety, while the DVD had the same live concert taped plus another live gig in Hoboken, New Jersey, where they played a variety of songs of all their albums to that date, including an unreleased, untitled new song.
* When the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' album ''Music/StadiumArcadium'' came with the discs Jupiter and Mars. It was originally planned to be a trilogy of albums, but those plans fell through. Either way, Jupiter was more single-heavy while Mars was. . . not.
* Music/{{Cream}}'s ''Wheels of Fire'': the first disc is "In the Studio", the second is "Live at the Fillmore".
* Music/{{Donovan}}'s 1967 album "A Gift from a Flower to a Garden" consists of "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", a collection of pop songs intended for an adult audience, and "For Little Ones", an acoustic folk set [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin intended for children]]. The two discs were also released individually.
* The first two discs of Music/GeorgeHarrison's ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'' are standard songs; the third is improvisational music ("jams" to old-school rock fans).
** With the very punny name Apple Jam.
* Music/{{Wings}}pan was a GreatestHits double album. Disc 1 was ([[CanonDiscontinuity almost]]) all of PaulMcCartney and Music/{{Wings}}'s biggest hits. Disc 2 was History, containing other [=McCartney=] and Wings songs of varying [[EarWorm catchiness]] and historical importance.
* Music/RodStewart's 2001 UK compilation ''The Story So Far'' had uptempo numbers on the first disc, "A Night Out," and slow numbers on the second disc, "A Night In."
* ''Voodoo Child: The Music/JimiHendrix Collection'': disc 1 is studio tracks, disc 2 is live tracks.
* Al Kooper's ''Rare and Well-Done''. ''Rare'' collects a bunch of demos and previously unreleased songs. ''Well-Done'' is an anthology of his released work.
* Music/JeffBuckley's ''Music/SketchesForMySweetheartTheDrunk'' is a double album, released posthumously.
* During the vinyl era, Music/ToddRundgren took this to its [[ExaggeratedTrope logical extreme]] by releasing ''Music/SomethingAnything'', on which each of the four LP sides had its own individual concept.[[note]]Side one is described in the liner notes as "a bouquet of ear-catching melodies"; side two is "the cerebral side"; side three is "the kid gets heavy"; side four is "Baby Needs a New Pair of Snakeskin Boots (A [[RockOpera Pop Operetta]])".[[/note]] Several other albums of his qualify as Distinct Single Albums, some of which were as long as other bands' double albums (''A Wizard, a True Star'', at fifty-six minutes, and ''Initiation'', at sixty-eight minutes, are long enough to be double LP sets; ''Initiation'', at fifty minutes, straddles the line; ''Hermit of Mink Hollow'', at thirty-six minutes, is definitely not long enough. Note that ''Hermit'' is only a Distinct Single Album due to ExecutiveMeddling; Rundgren intended a different running order, but the record label insisted on dividing the record into "The Easy Side" and "The Difficult Side").



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* Music/FrankZappa's debut album ''Music/FreakOut'' was a double LP, featuring parodies of love songs on the first record and political commentary and complete zany mayhem on the second record. Zappa released many double albums throughout his career, although most of them were not examples of this trope.
* Music/SystemOfADown's ''Music/MezmerizeHypnotize'' was intended to be one double album before the songs were split between the two. The cover artwork for both albums overlap, the song "Soldier Side" {{Bookends}} both albums, and the songs are laden with political and social commentary.
* MyChemicalRomance's double live album The Black Parade is Dead! is a CD/DVD double album, with the CD being a live concert in Mexico of The Black Parade album in its entirety, while the DVD had the same live concert taped plus another live gig in Hoboken, New Jersey, where they played a variety of songs of all their albums to that date, including an unreleased, untitled new song.
* When the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' album ''Music/StadiumArcadium'' came with the discs Jupiter and Mars. It was originally planned to be a trilogy of albums, but those plans fell through. Either way, Jupiter was more single-heavy while Mars was. . . not.
* Music/{{Cream}}'s ''Wheels of Fire'': the first disc is "In the Studio", the second is "Live at the Fillmore".
* Music/{{Donovan}}'s 1967 album "A Gift from a Flower to a Garden" consists of "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", a collection of pop songs intended for an adult audience, and "For Little Ones", an acoustic folk set [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin intended for children]]. The two discs were also released individually.
* The first two discs of Music/GeorgeHarrison's ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'' are standard songs; the third is improvisational music ("jams" to old-school rock fans).
** With the very punny name Apple Jam.
* Music/{{Wings}}pan was a GreatestHits double album. Disc 1 was ([[CanonDiscontinuity almost]]) all of PaulMcCartney and Music/{{Wings}}'s biggest hits. Disc 2 was History, containing other [=McCartney=] and Wings songs of varying [[EarWorm catchiness]] and historical importance.
* Music/RodStewart's 2001 UK compilation ''The Story So Far'' had uptempo numbers on the first disc, "A Night Out," and slow numbers on the second disc, "A Night In."
* ''Voodoo Child: The Music/JimiHendrix Collection'': disc 1 is studio tracks, disc 2 is live tracks.
* Al Kooper's ''Rare and Well-Done''. ''Rare'' collects a bunch of demos and previously unreleased songs. ''Well-Done'' is an anthology of his released work.
* Music/JeffBuckley's ''Music/SketchesForMySweetheartTheDrunk'' is a double album, released posthumously.
* During the vinyl era, Music/ToddRundgren took this to its [[ExaggeratedTrope logical extreme]] by releasing ''Music/SomethingAnything'', on which each of the four LP sides had its own individual concept.[[note]]Side one is described in the liner notes as "a bouquet of ear-catching melodies"; side two is "the cerebral side"; side three is "the kid gets heavy"; side four is "Baby Needs a New Pair of Snakeskin Boots (A [[RockOpera Pop Operetta]])".[[/note]] Several other albums of his qualify as Distinct Single Albums, some of which were as long as other bands' double albums (''A Wizard, a True Star'', at fifty-six minutes, and ''Initiation'', at sixty-eight minutes, are long enough to be double LP sets; ''Initiation'', at fifty minutes, straddles the line; ''Hermit of Mink Hollow'', at thirty-six minutes, is definitely not long enough. Note that ''Hermit'' is only a Distinct Single Album due to ExecutiveMeddling; Rundgren intended a different running order, but the record label insisted on dividing the record into "The Easy Side" and "The Difficult Side").
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6th Sep '16 9:00:45 AM Hossmeister
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* Music/SystemOfADown's ''Music/MezmerizeHypnotize'' was intended to be one double album before the songs were split between the two. The cover artwork for both albums overlap, the song "Soldier Side" {{Bookends}} both albums, and the songs are laden with political and social commentary.
19th Aug '16 8:11:11 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* Rush did the Distinct Single Album variant three times, in each case with one album side devoted to a RockOpera and the other side devoted to unrelated songs. ''Music/CaressOfSteel'', ''[[Music/TwentyOneTwelve 2112]]'', and ''Music/{{Hemispheres}}'' are the band's three examples. In the final case, the rock opera was so long that it actually extended back to the final song of the band's previous album, ''Music/AFarewellToKings''.

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* Rush Music/Rush did the Distinct Single Album variant three times, in each case with one album side devoted to a RockOpera and the other side devoted to unrelated songs. ''Music/CaressOfSteel'', ''[[Music/TwentyOneTwelve 2112]]'', and ''Music/{{Hemispheres}}'' are the band's three examples. In the final case, the rock opera was so long that it actually extended back to the final song of the band's previous album, ''Music/AFarewellToKings''.''Music/AFarewellToKings''.
* Music/{{Ayreon}}: ''Universal Migrator'' was released as two separate albums with different styles: ''The Dream Sequencer'' is lighter and meant to appeal to the prog-rock fans, while ''Flight of the Migrator'' is heavier and geared towards fans of PowerMetal. Despite the difference in styles, the plotlines of the two albums are connected.
25th Jul '16 7:52:15 AM SvmWise
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* MyChemicalRomance's double live album The Black Parade is Dead! is a CD/DVD double album, with the CD being a live concert in Mexico of The Black Parade album in its entirety, while the DVD had the same live concert taped plus another live gig in Hoboken, New Jersey, where they played a variety of songs of all their albums to that date, including an unreleased, untitled new song.
27th Jun '16 4:40:06 PM EllaMegablast
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* Music/DonnaSummer's ''Music/{{Bad Girls}}'' was originally released as a double album.
* Music/AphexTwin had two double albums: ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' and ''Drukqs''.
12th May '16 12:05:29 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein'' was a Distinct Single Album on LP. Side I was dedicated to Howard Brubeck's ''Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra'' performed mainly by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music/LeonardBernstein, with the Dave Brubeck Quartet contributing improvisations. Side II had the Dave Brubeck Quartet by itself covering showtunes from Bernstein's ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Theatre/WonderfulTown''.
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* ''Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein'' was a Distinct Single Album on LP. Side I was dedicated to Howard Brubeck's ''Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra'' performed mainly by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music/LeonardBernstein, with the Dave Brubeck Quartet contributing improvisations. Side II had the Dave Brubeck Quartet covering showtunes from Bernstein's ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Theatre/WonderfulTown''.
12th May '16 10:56:45 AM Iampureevil
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* {{Music/Periphery}} has has Juggernaut Alpha/Omega with the former being the {{Backstory}} to the story presented in the latter.

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* {{Music/Periphery}} has has Juggernaut Alpha/Omega with the former being the {{Backstory}} to the story presented in the latter.
12th May '16 10:55:18 AM Iampureevil
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* {{Music/Periphery}} has has Juggernaut Alpha/Omega with the former being the {{Backstory}} to the story presented in the latter.
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