Eric Schmuckler

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Double Trouble - Sides B & C

Side A
Artist Song Buy
George Harrison  Behind That Locked Door   buy on itunes
John Lennon  New York City   buy on itunes
Yoko Ono  Midsummer New York  buy on itunes
Donovan  There Was a Time   buy on itunes
the Bee Gees  Suddenly  buy on itunes
Electric Light Orchestra  Mr. Blue Sky   buy on itunes
Elton John  Sweet Painted Lady   buy on itunes
Fleetwod Mac  Think About Me  buy on itunes
Emerson, Lake and Palmer  Hallowed Be Thy Name  buy on itunes
Genesis  The Carpet Crawlers   buy on itunes
Pink Floyd  Hey You   buy on itunes
Jesus Christ Superstar  Herod's Song  buy on itunes
Side B
Stevie Wonder  Pastime Paradise   buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You   buy on itunes
Isaac Hayes  Never Can Say Goodbye   buy on itunes
Aretha Franklin  How I Got Over  buy on itunes
Funkadelic  Pussy  buy on itunes
James Brown  Hell   buy on itunes
Donna Summer  Our Love   buy on itunes
Prince  Sign 'O' the Times   buy on itunes
Outkast  Roses   buy on itunes


A tribute to the double album. Back in vinyl days, a group attempting a double was swinging for the fences. A double album was an event, one that bespoke ambition and artistic heft. A surprising number of doubles were great `uns, even definitive (Stones, Who, Beefheart, Elton, Stevie W, Prince, the Clash, PiL and Minutemen, for my money). Plus, I got to lead off with one of my beloved Beatles-Stones-Who-Zep runs. The glory days of vinyl doubles are long gone - a double just doesn't mean as much in these logorrheic days of padded 78-minute CDs. So here's a sampling of vinyl's glory (double) days, with a few CD-era worthies thrown in. Rules are simple - no best-ofs, no odds `n' sods and no live doubles. Exceptions made for Tom Waits (all original live double), Aretha (gospel live double as artistic and spiritual statement), Lennon (second disc is mostly original, though I kinda regret this call) and U2 (ditto and ditto). Triples count too, of course, but not half-orig/half-lives like Byrds' `Untitled' and Kinks' `Everybody's in Show-Biz.' (Judges are still deliberating on Python's three-sided `Matching Tie & Handkerchief.') Apologies to the Kinks' `Preservation Act 2' (I plumb forgot), Todd twice, Chicago (lost count), Can's `Tago Mago,' Miles' `Bitches Brew' (take that, Rock Hall), Soft Machine's `Third,' Merle Haggard's great Jimmie Rodgers tribute, Sinatra's `Trilogy,' Nick Cave, Eels and late-breaking, I-just-picked-this-up-and-it's-amazing `Lolita Nation' by Game Theory. No apologies to Uncle Lou's `Metal Machine Music,' Yes' `Tales of Pornographic Blowjobs,' Dylan's `Self Portrait,' Joni's `Don Juan' and, I'm guessing here, Focus 3. Double double awards to Dylan, the Who, Todd, Yoko, Chicago, Elton, the Clash, Husker Du, Isaac Hayes, Stevie W. and James Brown, with all-time "Shut Up Already" awards to multi-doubles champs Zappa and Prince. Gad, this intro is longer than the booklet to `Quadrophenia.' Rock on.and on and on and on.


Mr. Mirage
Date: 3/18/2006
And then learning to not do this, as the fidelity would be lost forever...And learning that singular one, then the second, then the third, and the finale... While Hey You was a fine choice, I preferred Several Species of Small Furry Animals... etc... but that's just me... Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun was cool, too...
Rob Conroy
Date: 3/18/2006
Ditto my comment on the other volume.
Lancelot Link IV1
Date: 3/18/2006
Very much liking the concept behind these two mixes. Well executed to boot. I too love the days when it meant something for a band to go the distance over four sides. And often great gatefold artwork to boot. Ah, curse you CDs!
Date: 3/18/2006
Marvellous concept. Excellent track list. Give this man a firm backslap or somesuch indication of approval all round.

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