Conceptual

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
A Child's Garden Of Grass A Pre-Legalization Comedy (Elektra) EX / VG++ U.S.'1971 55.00
(great comedy-concept-album on that forsaken hemp-culture; it's real fun diving into if you look for a shorter way to India; nice FOC w/ hookah, badges 'n plants pictured; butterfly-label 2nd print;)
A Pre-Legalization Comedy (Elektra) M- / EX U.S.'1971 42.00
(great comedy-concept-album on that forsaken hemp-culture; it's real fun diving into if you look for a shorter way to India; nice FOC w/ hookah, badges 'n plants pictured; red label (Warner com.) 3rd-print;)
A Pre-Legalization Comedy (Elektra) M- / M- U.S.'1971 65.00
(great comedy-concept-album on that forsaken hemp-culture; it's real fun diving into if you look for a shorter way to India; nice FOC w/ hookah, badges 'n plants pictured; butterfly-label orig. print;)
Mick Abrahams Have Fun Learning The Guitar (SRT) EX / EX U.K.'1974 52.00
(mid-70's U.K. release of guitar-teaching album by ex-Jethro Tull guitarist; w/insert;)
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Same (Tenth Planet) M- / M- U.K.'1997 75.00
(the famous writings of Lewis Carrol set to music by U.K. early 70's duo; parts of the songs are edited excerpts from a play in '69; ..organ, flageolet, glockenspiel, spanish guitar, piano, autoharp, various strange percussion and a number of peculiar recording techniques!limited 2nd edition of 1000 numbered copies;)
René Bardet Alles Ist Rund (Wundertüte) M / M CH'1983 28.00
(swiss conceptual piece on native american indian myths performed w/chamber-typo instruments ...; recorded live; w/insert-sheet that has the lyrics;)
Vielleicht Weil Ich Ein Wilder Bin.. (Wundertüte) EX / EX CH'1982 24.00
(swiss conceptual piece on native american indian myths performed w/chamber-typo instruments ...; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Vielleicht Weil Ich Ein Wilder Bin.. (Wundertüte) M / M CH'1982 28.00
(swiss conceptual piece on native american indian myths performed w/chamber-typo instruments ...;)
Vielleicht Weil Ich Ein Wilder Bin.. (Wundertüte) SS / SS CH'1982 28.00
(swiss conceptual piece on native american indian myths performed w/chamber-typo instruments ...;)
Arik Brauer 7 Auf Einen Streich (Polydor) EX / EX D'1978 55.00
(austrian artist tellin' weird fairy-tales in german tongue w/full-band backin' w/Pop-Schlock orchestration, songs and narration; odd cover art! inner-bag has the lyrics;)
Walter Carlos Sonic Seasoning (CBS) EX / EX NL'1972 65.00
(holland print of this amzing trans-electronic conceptual piece on the 4 seasons; environmental sounds minglin' w/electronic sources w/HAUNTING female vocalisation (on "winter") by Rachel Elkind who also wrote some liner-notes; ...a nice psycho-acoustic experience by the originator of "switched-on Bach" from '68;)
Tom Clay What The World Needs Now Is Love (Mowest) M- / VG++ / Co. U.S.'197 55.00
(mid-70's (?) U.S. conceptual piece on that most famous 4-letter-word; narrations, broadcast-voices (the Kennedy-assassination for example) ...and Pop tunes weavin' in & out w/orchestral schlock-paint w/Tom's voice, his little daughter also sings; songs used incl. "bridge over troubled water", "both sides now" (Joni Mitchell) "what's going on" (M. Gaye)... "the victors" is a run-down of people's names who passed away during different wars!)
Conjure Same (American Clavé) EX / M- D'1984 75.00
((german mid-80's release of conceptual piece w/music to the texts of Ismael Reed; starring Taj Mahal, Allen Toussaint, David Murray, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Lester Bowie, Kip Hanrahan, Carmen Moore...etc. the music-ticket is black Fusion grooves w/percussive undertows 'n athmo-packed interplays;)
Bo Hansson Sagan Om Ringen(Lord Of The Rings) (Silence) VG+ / VG+ S'197 52.00
(Rare swedish orig. press in stunning Psychedelic-Art-sleeve of conceptual piece w/theme on that famous Tolkien-work; spacey effects w/e-guitars, bass, Moog, keyboards, flute...;)
Peter And The Wolf Same (RSO) EX / EX U.K.'1975 42.00
(mid-70's Concept-album... a fairy-tale w/Vivian Stanshall as narrator, music by Manfred Mann, Gary Brooker, Chris Spedding, Gary Moore, Eno, Cozy Powell, Phil Collins, Alvin Lee... quite a cast, eh? comes w/ huge booklet-insert;)
Mario Schaub Die Lawine Rollt... (No Label) EX / EX CH'1986 55.00
(swiss release by native artist with theme in abortion ... from the christian point of view. full band performance with acoustic- & e- guitars, e-bass, keyboards, horns, cello,sax-leads ... and femme lead- & harmony vocs; the aural-ticket lies in electric Folk-Rock boundaries with a funky west-coast edge in spots and a touch of Blues ... all solemnly packed-up message (x-ian social concern) sung in german tongue. comes with inner-sleeve that has the lyrics; scarce privat press;)
Dr. Leo Shatin,PhD Iso/Vect: Affect Your Emotions Through Music (Westminster) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'196 65.00
(orig. 60's U.S. mono print of this conceptual venture, that (as stated in the liner notes) ..."for the first time, the combined efforts of science and art have developed a recording of programmed music which can serve the important function of helping the individual alter his mood" ...well, I can assure you, this ain't some hidden commercial for Viagra!!  ...the music is orchestral-classical sound and the moods these waves are about to stir: restless, agitated, troubled, tense & on side two you're about to maintain a restful mood;)
Smoke Rise The Survival Of St. Joan (Paramount) M- / M- U.S.'1971 65.00
(early 70's U.S. release of fine conceptual piece on the life & times of St. Joan, holy lady from France!; a Rock Opera double-set housed in nice FOC w/huge booklet for insert; music is Progressive-Rock dimension w/sympho-flavored parts minglin' w/straight rockin' temper incl. fuzz-box colors; strong voc- harmonies evoking some Vanilla Fudge typo moods;)
The Survival Of St. Joan (Paramount) VG++ / EX U.S.'1971 52.00
(early 70's U.S. release of fine conceptual piece on the life & times of St. Joan, holy lady from France!; a Rock Opera double-set housed in nice FOC w/huge booklet for insert; music is Progressive-Rock dimension w/sympho-flavored parts minglin' w/straight rockin' temper incl. fuzz-box colors; strong voc-harmonies evoking some Vanilla Fudge typo moods;)
The Survival Of St. Joan (Paramount) SS / SS U.S.'1971 95.00
(early 70's U.S. release of fine conceptual piece on the life & times of St. Joan, holy lady from France!; a Rock Opera double-set housed in nice FOC w/huge booklet for insert; music is Progressive-Rock dimension w/sympho-flavored parts minglin' w/straight rockin' temper incl. fuzz-box colors; strong voc- harmonies evoking some Vanilla Fudge typo moods; still sealed in uncut sleeve!!)
Various Artists Frontiers (Folkways) M- / EX U.S.'1966 65.00
(mid-60's U.S. release of conceptual compilation of american Folk-songs w/themes on "the Pioneer", "the Indian" & "the Cowboy"; w/narrations; ...specially created for scholastic literature units; songs performed by Cisco Houston, Ed McCurdy, Sam Hinton, Hermes Nye, Robert Emmet, Logan English...; white label print;  thick brown/black card-board jacket w/ booklet of descriptive notes inside;)
Things Go Better With... (No Label) EX / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(rare late 60's PROMO-only release of Coca Cola jingles by U.S., british & australian acts/bands feat. Jerry Lee Lewis, Jan & Dean, Ray Charles, The American Breed, Tom Jones, The Who, Ray Brown & The Whispers, Axiom,The Groove, Sherbet, Little River Band ...and many more; white-label issue;)
White Mansions Same (A&M) EX / EX NL'1978 65.00
(late 70's holland print of conceptual piece w/theme on the american civil war; Country-Folk-Rock sounds feat. Eric Clapton, Bernie Leadon, Tim Hinkley, Jesse Colter, Waylon Jennings,  John Dillon ...; comes w/ HUGE booklet-insert; FOC;)
The Zodiac Cosmic Sound (Elektra) M- / EX U.S.'1967 125.00
(60's piece on the zodiac; music composed, arranged & conducted by Mort Carson; narration by Cyrus Faryar, a solemn, hypnotic voice veiled & stimulated by Paul Beaver's (of Beaver & Krause) electronic instruments; kept in a Psychedelic-Rock context w/full-combo sound ...and guess which  sign gets the longest treat and feat. a sitar-sound?? ...oh yes, this album must be played in the dark; scarce gold label Mono-print!)

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