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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

what is a double album?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold are necessary to contain the entirety of it.

    The double album was a much more common format during the vinyl LP era than during the CD era. A single LP had two sides, each of which could be no longer than half an hour, however, not unlike the bitrate/filesize quality relationship with modern digital music storage, having less recorded on one side of a record allowed for the greater sound quality of what is being recorded (thus one sacrifices quality for space). Most LPs were between 30 and 45 minutes in length. A single CD can be as long as about 80 minutes. Hence, many old two LP albums have been re-released as a single CD.

    Recording artists often think of double albums as a single piece artistically;

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  • 1 decade ago

    In the old days, you could only fit about 5 or 6 songs on an LP or long playing record album. So if an artist had more than 10 or 12 songs to release at a time, the record company would release a "double album" as a special treat to the fans. With the invention of CDs, we can have something like 70 or 80 minutes of music on one "album". Usually the double album would cost more. Sometimes they would have special graphics or booklets inside. I think I still have a few...

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  • 1 decade ago

    In the days of vinyl, a double album consisted of two records, in one package. Long before there were compact disc and box sets, there were the classic double albums like The Beatles' "White Album", Kiss Alive, Kiss Alive II, Chicago Transit Authority, The Who's "Tommy", "Quadrophenia", Deep Purple's "Made In Japan",and The Byrds' "(Untitled)" Those days are unfortunately gone. I guess it's the wonders of technology.

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  • Two albums for the price of one?

    Or maybe two albums in one double sleeve I guess...

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  • A DOUBLE ALBUM IS TWO CD,S IN THE ONE CASE HOW,S THAT

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it used to be when there were 2 records in the same cover. Now it would be a 2 CD set.

    I recently purchased one by Ray Charles.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think when an artist has 2 cds in 1 case

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  • 1 decade ago

    i guess that is when an artist or a band releases two albums in one single release.

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