The Shortest Full Album of All Time...

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  1. minotaur

    minotaur Member

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    ...Must be Van Halen, 1984, which clocks in at 33 minutes, 22 seconds, according to my CD player. I challenge anyone to find a shorter album release!

    That is all for this riveting thread, at this time.
     
  2. Tony M

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    I'm gonna skew and widen the subject matter of this thread.
    Apologies for the hijack.

    Instead of just shortest, let's go shortest, longest, groundbreaking in different ways, cover art, enclosures, etc.
    ("wiggle picture" on jacket comes to mind here) and anything that was a first time never done before.

    My opening contribution is this:

    Second Winter - Johnny Winter - the original vinyl album had 3 sides and side 4 was blank.
    The price was halfway between a single and a double album.
     
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    Yes' "Tales from Topographic Oceans"....4 sides, 4 songs! Very avant-garde spiritual rock of great import...or bombastic pseudo-intellectual drivel, you decide!

    Zappa' "Freak Out"...just listen , remember this is 1966 or so, and think a little.
    Particularly side 4.

    The Rolling Stones' "Satanic Majesties" original cover with the lenticular image. "Sticky Fingers" had the zipper...

    George Harrison's 3 sides (yes one is a loose jam) of "All Things Must Pass" in the box.

    Jefferson Airplane's "Long John Silver" with the original cover that folded up unto a cigar box.
     
  4. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    Weren't Deep Purple the first ones to cover a Beatles song?
    There is a version of Help on their first album Shades of Deep Purple.
    Hush was a loooooong time ago.

    The Beatles Sgt. Pepper was the first album to have all the lyrics to all
    the songs printed on the jacket.
     
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    I think Harry Nilsson's The Point! is 31 minutes. It came out in 1970 and I think was the first album to come with a comic-style storybook.
     
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    Shortest Albums: I felt that Vincebus Eruptum, Blue Cheer (31:54) was short but I guess Nashville Skyline takes the cake 27:14
     
  7. minotaur

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    Dang, you outdid me, AND it's a "twofer" with the storybook along the lines of Tony's expansion of the thread.

    Nashville Skyline it is! (Who the hell are they, btw?:))
     
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    Bob Dylan's 9th lp.
     
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    Doh! I feel like should have recognized that, even though I'm not the world's biggest Dylan fan, I do listen to him every now and then.
     
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    Haven't looked in a long time... but Longest Song (Rock): Refried Boogie by Canned Heat. 47+ minutes.........

    Anybody got the longest song title...................?
     
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    I'd have to say Pink Floyd's "Several Species of Small Fury Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" off the Ummagumma LP. Not your typical song but hey, a song.
     
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    NO!

    I'd say it might have been the Rolling Stones doing "I Wanna Be Your Man" in 1963. :)
     
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    The first were these,

    “I'll Be On My Way”- by Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas- Released on 04/26/63- Reached #2 on the UK’s Melody Maker Chart.

    “Do You Want To Know a Secret”- Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas- Released on 4/26/63- A-side to “I’ll Be on My Way”- reached #1 on BBC’s Pick of the Pops Chart & reached #3 on 3/23/64 in the U.S.

    The Stones cover was released on 11/16/63.
     
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    Cheech and Chong's "Up In Smoke" had rolling papers inside the foldout sleeve. I can't find any info but there was a Black Sabbath sleeve from the '70s that had a foldout section that was an inverted cross when you read the song info.
     
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    Dave Mason's solo album Alone Together.
    The vinyl was not black. It looked like someone barfed on it.

    Was the Todd Rundgren double self titled album Todd the first
    one to have a poster in it that was made up of the names of all
    the people who sent in the postcard enclosed in A Wizard,
    a True Star, the album before it?

    ...and yes, of course my name is there, about 1/2 inch above and
    slightly to the left - not his left but your left - of the right eyebrow
    when facing the poster.
     
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    Slayer-Reign in Blood
    28:58

    Both sides of the cassette included the full album.
     
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    It's like: 'Nuff Said. Who wants to screw with Slayer?
     
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    Zappa's "Freak Out"... is still one of my fav albums!
     

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