Over the years I've become a big fan of concept albums.  That's not to imply that they're all good.  At least to my sensibilities a big part of the genre's charm has to do with the fact so many of them are actually quite awful.  There is definitely a big cheese factor associate with many of these releases.  Anyhow, here are some of the concept pieces I've stumbled across over my years collecting.  Click on the artist name to get more detailed information on each entry.  As always, feel free to drop me a line if you've got suggestions for additions I might be interested in.


  recent additions:

- 04 December 2010 - Eloy "Ocean"

- 25 February 2011 - Intergalactic Touring Band "Intergalactic Touring Band"

- 05 May 2011 - Bob Johnson and Pete Knight "The King of Elfland's Daughter"

- 01 Dec 2012 - Gentle Giant "The Power and the Glory"




LP cover Artist   LP Title Label Catalog Year Grade cover/LP


To see a brief album description and track listing, be sure to click on the 'Artist'  name.  

A440 Ulysses - The Greek Suite 20th Century Fox TC2-1101 1973 VG / VG; gatefold sleeve; double LP


Calvert, Robert (RIP) Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters BGO BGO LP 5 1974 VG+ / VG+; gatefold


Eloy Ocean Harvest 1C 064-32 596 1977 VG+ / VG+; gatefold sleeve; German pressing $20.00

Fairport Convention John Babbacombe Lee A&M SP-4333 1971 VG / VG; gatefold sleeve; original lyric inner sleeve; original insert


Four Seasons, The The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette Philips PHS 600-290 1969 VG+ / VG+; gatefold sleeve; includes insert $20.00

Foxx The Revolution of Emily Young Decca DL 75193 1971 VG / VG; gatefold sleeve; small cut out hole top left corner $50.00

Gentle Giant The Power and the Glory Capitol ST 11337 1974 VG+ / VG+: includes original inner sleeve $20.00

Gila Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Warner Brothers WB 46234 1973 VG+ / VG+; German pressing SOLD $125.00

International Galactic Traveling Band International Galactic Traveling Band Passport PB 9823 1977 VG / VG+; includes insert $25.00

Irresistibles, The The Story of Baxter Williams CBS S7 63458 1968 VG+ / VG+; French pressing SOLD $250.00

Johnson, Bob and Pete Knight The King of Elfland's Daughter Chrysalis CHR 1137 1977 VG+ / VG+ $25.00

Kantner, Paul Blows Against the Empire RCA Victor LSP-4488 1970 VG+ / VG+; gatefold sleeve $9.00

Kantner, Paul Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra RCA Victor APL1-4320 1983 VG+ / VG+; includes original inner sleeve $10.00

Kinks, The The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Reprise RS-6327 1968 VG+ / VG+; minor ring and edge wear; gatefold sleeve $40.00

Kinks, The Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire Reprise RS-6366 1969 VG- / VG; minor ring, edge and corner wear; minor tear on left edge of back cover; gatefold sleeve $10.00

Kraftwerk Autobahn Mercury SRM-1-3704 1973 VG / VG; minor ring, edge and corner wear $10.00

Naked Carmen, The The Naked Carmen Mercury SRM-1-604 1970 VG / VG; double LP; gatefold sleeve with original insert


National Gallery, The The National Gallery Performing Musical Interpretations of the Paintings of Paul Klee Philips PHS 600-266 1969 VG+ / VG+; includes original insert; still in shrink wrap; small cut out hole through middle


Nirvana The Story of Simonpath Bell 6015 1967 VG+ / VG+; US pressing' still in shrink wrap - we opened it to hear it - played once SOLD $150.00

Lothar Siems and Walter Quintus Der Fuhrer (Rock Opera) Harvest / Odeon C 188-32 508 1977 VG+ / VG+; double LP; gatefold sleeve $90.00

Sinners, Les Vox Pipulia Jupiter JOY 7009 1968 VG / VG; minor wear on cover and edges; plays with some noise, but no skips SOLD $120.00

Stackridge Mr. Mick Rocket OC 062-97512 1976 VG+ / VG+ $20.00

Zappa, Frank We're Only In It for the Money Verve V6 5045X 1967 VG / VG; original inner sleeve


Zappa, Frank Soundtrack "200 Motels"  United Artists UALA-996 G 1971 NM / NM; double LP, gatefold sleeve, includes insert


Zodiac The Cosmic Sounds of the Zodiac Elektra EKS 74009 1969 VG+ / VG+

SOLD $30.00