10 Best Concept Albums

9. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis

the-lamb-lies-down-on-broadway-vol-1-2 There was a time when the band named Genesis was cool. See the guy second from left? That's Phil Collins. At this time, he was just the drummer. Between 1967 and 1974, Genesis was a progressive rock powerhouse led by the famous nutcase Peter Gabriel. They were known for theatrical live performances, sometimes having a running story going on onstage. They had a 23-minute long song. But their greatest achievement was 1974's The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, their final album before Gabriel quit and was replaced as singer by Phil Collins. The story features a juvenile deliquent named Rael living in New York, but who must go underground (literally) to rescue his brother John who's been captured by bizarre creatures. Hey, no one ever said all concept albums had to make sense. Track Listing: It's a double album (with a running time of 94 minutes!), so this may take a while.... 1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2. Fly on a Windshield 3. Broadway Melody of 1974 4. Cuckoo Cocoon 5. In the Cage 6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging 7. Back in N.Y.C. 8. Hairless Heart 9. Counting Out Time 10. The Carpet Crawlers 11. The Chamber of 32 Doors Disc Two 1. Lilywhite Lilith 2. The Waiting Room 3. Anyway 4. Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetis 5. The Lamia 6. Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats 7. The Colony of Slippermen (three parts) 8. Ravine 9. The Light Lies Down on Broadway 10. Riding the Scree 11. The Rapids 12. it
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