Picking the most bizarre concept albums isn’t easy, since the most beloved concept albums are themselves pretty bizarre, but here are a few masterstrokes.
From songs by The Beatles to Rick Wakeman, Metallica to The Rolling Stones, uDiscover Music uncovers the best songs inspired by books.
‘Free Hand’ was the seventh album by prog legends Gentle Giant. Another artistic triumph for the band, it has endured as one of their best-loved releases.
These overlooked 70s rock heroes moved audiences, made fantastic albums, then faded, but are still fondly thought of by diehards. Remember them with love.
The 1975 album was the record that paved the way for the prog frontiersman's top ten success with 'L.'
Gentle Giant felt the white hot breath of punk on their necks during 1976, yet they stuck to their guns and released ‘Interview’, a sardonic concept album.
The first concept album in Gentle Giant’s formidable body of work, ‘Three Friends’ remains a well-loved record that hints at greater glories to come.
Gentle Giant’s final album, ‘Civilian’ shocked many, but was full of hooky, chorus-heavy rock/pop songs as visceral as anything the new wave had to offer.
The Gentle Giant debut album established the group as one of the most distinctive and forward-thinking of the new wave of prog rock bands to emerge in 1970.
With his original band, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson nearly single-handedly sparked a prog revival and it continues with his concert film ‘Home Invasion’.
Tackling greed and corruption in authority, Gentle Giant’s ‘The Power And The Glory’ is a prog classic that continues to resonate.
Aged just 18, Emerick became the band’s main engineer and was behind the desk for 'Revolver', 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Abbey Road' and more.
Released in September 1973, ‘In A Glass House’ was a major turning point for the British prog rock legends Gentle Giant, setting them up for further glory.
Completing their transition from complex prog rockers to more straightforward rockers, Gentle Giant’s ‘Giant For A Day!’ was an attempt to win a US fanbase.
Artists have long embraced their inner symphonic self as you can hear on these 25 classic orchestral rock tracks, featuring Yes to Radiohead.