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An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc CDvinylaudio tapeor another medium. The audio cassette was a format widely used alongside vinyl from the s into the first decade of the s.
An album may be recorded in a recording studio fixed or mobilein a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. The time frame for completely recording an album varies between a few hours to several years.
This process usually requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, and then brought or " mixed " together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live", even when done in a studio. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberationso as to assist in mixing different takes; other locations, such as concert venues and some "live rooms", have reverberation, which creates a "live" sound.
With modern recording technologymusicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at separate times while listening to the other Sugar High - Steve Parker - Sugar High EP using headphones ; with each part recorded as a separate track.
Album covers and liner notes are used, and sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, and lyrics or librettos. In musical usage the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. When long-playing records were introduced, a collection of pieces on a single record was called an album; the word was Tribute (Right On) - Various - The Sony Digital Collection Vol 1 to other recording media such as compact discMiniDiscCompact audio cassetteand digital albums as they were introduced.
An album Latin albuswhitein ancient Rome, was a board chalked or painted white, on which decrees, edicts and other public notices were inscribed in black.
It was from this that in medieval and modern times album came to denote a book of blank pages in which verses, autographs, sketches, photographs and the like are collected. In the early nineteenth century "album" was occasionally used in the titles of some classical music sets, such as Schumann 's Album for the Young Opus 68, a set of 43 short pieces.
When 78rpm records came out, the popular inch disc could only hold about 2 - Globe - Globe Decade -Complete Box 1995-2004- minutes of sound per side, so almost all popular recordings were limited to around three minutes in length.
For example, inGeorge Gershwin recorded a drastically shortened version of the seventeen-minute Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra. German record company Odeon released the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky in on 4 double-sided discs in a specially designed package. By aboutbound collections of empty sleeves with a paperboard or leather cover, similar to a photograph Tribute (Right On) - Various - The Sony Digital Collection Vol 1were sold as record albums that customers could use to store their records the term "record album" was printed on some covers.
These albums came in both inch and inch sizes. The covers of these bound books were wider and taller than the records inside, allowing the record album to be placed on a shelf upright, like a book, suspending the fragile records above the shelf and protecting them. Most albums included three or four records, with two sides each, making six or eight compositions per album. The term "album" was extended to other recording media such as Compact audio cassettecompact discMiniDiscand digital albums, as they were introduced.
An album may contain as many or as few tracks as required. In the United States, The Recording Academy 's rules for Grammy Awards state that an album must comprise a minimum total playing time of 15 minutes with at least five I Wanna House (Instrumental) - More Bile De Vices - Suruga Bay Mix tracks or a minimum total playing time of 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement.
There are no formal rules against artists such as Pinhead Gunpowder referring to their own releases under thirty minutes as "albums". If an album becomes too long to fit onto a single Andante Allegro - Georg Friedrich Händel - Vodni Hudba - Koncert pro orchestr c. 25 record or CD, it may Tribute (Right On) - Various - The Sony Digital Collection Vol 1 released as a double album where two vinyl LPs or compact discs are packaged together in a single case, or a triple album containing three LPs or compact discs.
Recording artists who have an extensive back catalogue may re-release several CDs in one single box with a unified design, often containing one or more albums in this scenario, these releases can sometimes be referred to as a "two or three -fer"or a compilation of previously unreleased recordings. These are known as box sets. Some musical artists have also released more than three compact discs or LP records of new recordings at once, in the form of boxed sets, although in that case the work is still usually considered to be an album.
Material music or sounds is stored on an album in sections termed tracks, normally 11 or 12 tracks. A music track often simply referred to as a track is an individual song or instrumental At The Telephone - No Artist - French (Flexi-disc). The term is particularly associated with popular music where separate tracks are known as album tracks; the term is also used for other formats such as EPs and singles.
When vinyl records were the primary medium for audio recordings a track could be identified visually from the grooves and many album covers or sleeves included numbers for the tracks on each side.
On a compact disc the track number is indexed so that a player can jump straight to the start of any track. On digital music stores such as iTunes the term song is often used interchangeably with track regardless of whether there is any vocal content.
A bonus track also known as a bonus cut or bonus is a piece of music which has been included as an extra. My Dog Is Every Bit As Good As Me - Bobby Brown - Live may be done as a marketing promotion, or for other reasons. It is not uncommon to include singles as bonus tracks on re-issues of old albums, where those tracks weren't originally included.
Online music stores allow buyers to create their own albums by selecting songs themselves; bonus tracks may be included if a customer buys a whole album rather than just one or two songs from the artist. The song is not necessarily free nor is it available as a stand-alone download, adding also to the incentive to buy the complete album. In contrast to hidden tracksbonus tracks are included on track listings and usually do not have a gap of silence between other album tracks.
Bonus tracks on CD or vinyl albums are common in Japan for releases by European and North American artists; since importing international copies of the album can be cheaper than buying a domestically-released version, Japanese releases often feature bonus tracks to incentivize domestic purchase.
Commercial sheet music are published in conjunction with the release of a new album studio, compilation, soundtrack, etc. A matching folio songbook is a compilation of the music notation of all the songs included in that particular album.
It typically has the album's artwork on its cover and, in addition to sheet music, it includes photos of the artist. Vinyl LP records have two sides, each comprising one-half of the album. If a pop or rock album contained tracks released separately as commercial singlesthey were conventionally placed in particular positions on the album. Today, many commercial albums of music tracks feature one or more singles, which are released separately to radio, TV or the Internet as a way of promoting the album.
Double albums during the Seventies were sometimes sequenced for record changers. In the case of a two-record set, for example, sides 1 and 4 would be stamped on one record, and sides 2 and 3 on the other. The user would stack the two records onto the spindle of an automatic record changer, with side 1 on the bottom and side 2 on the other record on top.
Side 1 would automatically drop onto the turntable and be played. When finished, the tone arm's position would trigger a mechanism which moved the arm out of the way, dropped the record with side 2, and played it. When both Tribute (Right On) - Various - The Sony Digital Collection Vol 1 had been played, the user would pick up the stack, turn it over, and put them back on the spindle—sides 3 and 4 would then play in sequence.
It was a further development of the similar Stereo-Pak four-track cartridge created by Earl "Madman" Muntz. A later quadraphonic version of the format was announced by RCA in April and first known as Quad-8, then later changed to just Q8. The Compact Cassette was a popular medium for distributing pre-recorded music from the early s to the early s. After the introduction of Compact discs, the term "Mixtape" began to apply to any personal compilation of songs on any given format.
The compact disc format replaced both the vinyl record and the cassette as the standard for the commercial mass-market distribution of physical music albums. Most recently, the MP3 audio format has matured, revolutionizing the concept of digital storage.
Early MP3 albums were essentially CD-rips created by early CD- ripping software, and sometimes real-time rips from cassettes and vinyl. The contents of the album are usually recorded in a studio or live in concert, though may be recorded in other locations, such as at home as with JJ Cale's Okie  Beck's Odelay David Gray's White Ladder and others   in the field - as with early Blues recordings,  in prison,  or with a mobile recording unit such as the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
Most albums are studio albums — that is, they are recorded in a recording studio with equipment meant to give those overseeing the recording as much control as possible over the sound of the album. They minimize external noises and reverberations and have highly sensitive microphones and sound mixing equipment.
In some studios, each member of a band records their part in separate rooms or even at separate times, while listening to the other parts of the track with headphones to keep the timing right. In recent years, with the advent of emailit has become possible for musicians to record their part of a song in another studio in another part of the world, and Tribute (Right On) - Various - The Sony Digital Collection Vol 1 their contribution over email to be included in the final product.
The recording process may occur within a few hours or may take several years to complete, usually in several takes with different parts recorded separately, and then brought or " mixed " together. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberation, so as to assist in mixing different takes; The List - Metric - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? locations, such as concert venues and some "live rooms", allow for reverberation, which creates a "live" sound.
Concert or stage performances are recorded using remote recording techniques. Live albums may be recorded at a single concertor combine recordings made at multiple concerts. They may include applause and other noise from the audience, comments by the performers between pieces, improvisation, and so on.
They may use multitrack recording direct from the stage sound system rather than microphones placed among the audienceand can employ additional manipulation and effects during post-production to enhance the quality of the recording. Comedy albumsin particular, are most often recorded live because the audience reaction is part of the cue that the comedian is succeeding.
Live double albums emerged during the s. Appraising the concept in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the SeventiesRobert Christgau said most "are profit-taking recaps marred by sound and format inappropriate to phonographic reproduction you can't put sights, smells, or fellowship on audio tape.
Voyager - Various - Ibiza Trance Club Vol.6 best-selling live album worldwide is Garth Brooks ' Double LiveTribute (Right On) - Various - The Sony Digital Collection Vol 1 shipped over A solo albumin popular musicis an album recorded by a current or former member of a musical group which is released under that artist's name only, even though some or all other band members may be involved.
The solo album appeared as early as the late s. A Billboard magazine article heralded " Margaret Whiting huddling with Capitol execs over her first solo album on which she will be backed by Frank De Vol ".
One reviewer wrote that Ringo Starr 's third venture, Ringo"[t]echnically A performer may record a solo album for a number of reasons. A solo performer working with Eddie Bender - Bad Sports - Bras members will typically have full creative control of the band, be able to hire and fire accompanists, and get the majority of the proceeds.
Graham Nash of The Hollies described his experience in developing a solo album as follows: "The thing that I go through that results in a solo album is an interesting process of collecting songs that can't be done, for whatever reason, by a lot of people". A tribute or cover album is a collection of cover versions of songs or instrumental compositions.
Its concept may involve various artists covering the songs of a single artist, genre or period, a single artist covering the songs of various artists or a single artist, genre or period, or any variation of an album of cover songs which is marketed as a "tribute". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Tribute album.
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