What's the Concept?


The concept album format really started to evolve during the psychedelic era of the late ‘60s, and reached its height in the progressive scene of the early ‘70s, where the album became the main artistic expression. Here, we highlight some unusual concept and context-based albums, with some concept ideas being stranger than others. We hope you find the selection interesting and that you seek out some of these albums to listen to them as a whole (to fully grasp the meaning of the concept!).

A New Place To Live-s/t (Mandala, 1972)
-The Moon Tune
Mandrake Memorial-Puzzle (Poppy, 1970)
Dr Z-Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes et Umbra) (Vertigo, 1971)
-Evil Woman’s Manly Child
Dreamies-Auralgraphic Entertainment (Stone Theater. 1974)
-Excerpt from Program Ten
Robert Callender-Le Musée de L'Impressionnisme (Phillips, 1975)
- Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
Jimmie Haskell-California ’99 (ABC, 1971)
-Jessica Stone