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An album is a sound recording format first used in gramophone (phonograph) records, and later in other analog recording and digital recording media. [1]

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A-side and B-side

The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78 and 45 rpm Phonograph Records, whether singles or extended plays (EPs).

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Album cover

An album cover is the front of the packaging of a commercially released audio recording product, or album.

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Album Era

The Album Era was a period in English-language popular music from the mid 1960s to the mid 2000s in which the album was the dominant form of recorded music expression and consumption.

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Album-oriented rock

Album-oriented rock (abbreviated AOR) is an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists.

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Amarok (Mike Oldfield album)

Amarok is Mike Oldfield's 13th album, and was released in 1990.

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Analog recording

Analog (or analogue) recording (Greek, ana is "according to" and logos "relationship") is a technique used for the recording of analog signals which, among many possibilities, allows analog audio and analog video for later playback.

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Audio mastering

Mastering, a form of audio post-production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication).

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Audio mixing (recorded music)

In sound recording and reproduction, audio mixing (or “mix down”) is the process which commences after all tracks are recorded and edited as individual parts.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer.

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A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, fastened together to hinge at one side.

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Box set

A box set or boxed set is a set of items (for example, a compilation of books, musical recordings, films or television programs) packaged in a box, for sale as a single unit.

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A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.

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Classical Latin

Classical Latin is the modern term used to describe the form of the Latin language recognized as standard by writers of the late Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.

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Clipping (publications)

Clipping is the cutting-out of articles from a paper publication.

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Close to the Edge (Yes album)

Close to the Edge is the fifth studio album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released in September 1972 on Atlantic Records.

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Come Together

"Come Together" is a song by the Beatles written by John Lennon but credited to Lennon–McCartney.

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Compact Cassette

The Compact Cassette or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called cassette tape, audio cassette, or simply tape or cassette, is a magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.

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Compact disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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Compilation album

A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or more performers, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes.) The tracks are usually collected according to a common characteristic, such as popularity, genre, source or subject matter.

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Concept album

A concept album is a studio album where all musical or lyrical ideas contribute to a single overall theme or unified story.

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Cover art

Cover art it is either an artwork as illustration or photograph on the outside of a published product such as a book (often on a dust jacket), magazine, comic book, video game (box art), DVD, CD, videotape, or music album (album art).

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Cover version

In popular music, a cover version or cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a previously recorded, commercially released song by someone other than the original artist or composer.

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Data storage device

A data storage device is a device for recording (storing) information (data).

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Death of the album

Death of the album is a phrase used to describe the perceived decline of a traditional album in the 21st century, sometimes attributed to internet sharing and downloading, and the changing expectations of music listeners.

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Demo (music)

A demo (from "demonstration") is a song or group of songs recorded for limited circulation or reference use rather than for general public release.

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Digital audio workstation

A digital audio workstation (D.A.W.) is an electronic device or computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files.

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Digital distribution

Digital distribution (also called content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) is the delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games.

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Digital recording

In digital recording, audio signals or video signals are converted into a stream of discrete numbers, representing the changes over time in air pressure for audio, and chroma and luminance values for video, then recorded to a storage device.

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Double album

A double album (or double record) is an audio album which spans two units of the primary medium in which it is sold, typically records and compact discs.

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Drum kit

A drum kit, drum set, trap set, or just drums is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.

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Extended play

An EP (short for extended play) is a musical recording that contains more music than a single, but is usually too short to qualify as a full studio album or LP.

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FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, and is also the name of the reference codec implementation.

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Flash memory

Flash memory is an electronic non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.

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Gramophone record

A gramophone record (phonograph record in American English) or vinyl record, commonly known as a "record", is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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Hard disk drive

A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.

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Hard disk recorder

A hard disk recorder is a type of direct-to-disk recording system that uses a high-capacity hard disk to record digital audio or digital video.

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Headphones (or "head-phones" in the early days of telephony and radio) are a pair of small loudspeakers that are designed to be held in place close to a user's ears.

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Hergest Ridge (album)

Hergest Ridge is the second record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1974 on Virgin Records.

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Hey Jude

"Hey Jude" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.

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Hidden track

In the field of recorded music, a hidden track (sometimes called a secret track or ghost track) is a piece of music that has been placed on a CD, audio cassette, LP record or other recorded medium in such a way as to avoid detection by the casual listener.

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History of sound recording

Experiments in capturing sound on a recording medium for preservation and reproduction began in earnest during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s.

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Independent record label

An independent record label or indie record label is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocal input; the music is primarily or exclusively produced by musical instruments.

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The iPod is a line of portable media players and multi-purpose pocket computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first line was released on October 23, 2001, about 8½ months after iTunes (Macintosh version) was released.

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iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc.

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A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical.

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Like a Rolling Stone

"Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 song by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

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Liner notes

Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes) are the writings found on the sleeves of LP record albums and in booklets which come inserted into the Compact Disc jewel case or the equivalent packaging for vinyl records and cassettes.

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Lists of albums

These are lists of albums.

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Live album

A live album is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances using remote recording techniques, commonly contrasted with a studio album.

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LP record

The LP (Long Play), or rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a format for phonograph (gramophone) records, an analog sound storage medium.

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Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses.

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Mike Oldfield

Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer.

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A mini-LP or mini-album is a short vinyl record album or LP, usually retailing at a lower price than an album that would be considered full-length.

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The MiniDisc (MD) is a magneto-optical disc-based data storage device for 74 minutes and, later, 80 minutes, of digitized audio or 1 gigabyte of Hi-MD data.

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A mixtape, mix-tape or mix tape is the generic name given to any compilation of songs recorded onto any audio format.

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MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression.

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MP3 player

A MP3 player is an electronic device that can play digital audio files.

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Multitrack recording

Multitrack recording (MTR)—also known as multitracking, double tracking, or tracking—is a method of sound recording that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources to create a cohesive whole.

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Music download

A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a home computer, MP3 player or Smart Phone.

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Music industry

The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that make money by creating and selling music.

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Official Charts Company

The Official Charts Company (OCC), previously called the Chart Information Network (CIN) and then The Official UK Charts Company, compiles various "official" UK record charts, including the UK Singles Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the UK Singles Downloads Chart and the UK Album Downloads Chart, as well as genre-specific and music video charts.

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Performing arts

Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their voices and/or the movements of their bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic expression—as opposed to, for example, purely visual arts, in which artists use paint/canvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects.

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting.

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The phonograph is a device invented in 1877 for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.

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Photograph album

A photographic album, or photo album, is a collection of photographs, generally in a book.

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Pinhead Gunpowder

Pinhead Gunpowder is an American punk rock band that formed in East Bay, California, in 1990.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London.

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Pop music

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll.

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Popular music

The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Positively 4th Street

"Positively 4th Street" is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan, first recorded by Dylan in New York City on July 29, 1965.

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Record changer

A record changer or autochanger is a device that plays multiple phonograph records in sequence without user intervention.

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Recording contract

A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote.

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Recording studio

A recording studio is a facility for sound recording and mixing.

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Release (music)

In the music industry, a release usually is a creative output from an artist, available for sale or distribution; a broad term covering the many different formats music can be released in, and different forms of pieces (singles, albums, extended plays, etc.). The word can also refer to the event at which an album or single is first offered for sale in record stores.

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Remix album

A remix album is an album consisting mostly of remixes or re-recorded versions of a music artists' earlier released material.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Secure Digital

Secure Digital (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format developed by the SD Card Association (SDA) for use in portable devices.

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Sheet music

Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols.

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Single (music)

In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album.

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Solo album

A solo album, in popular music, is an album headlined by a current or former member of a band.

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A song is an artistic form of expression based on sound, generally considered a single (and often standalone) work of music with distinct and fixed pitches, pattern, and form.

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Sound effect

Sound effects (or audio effects) are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media.

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Sound recording and reproduction

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical or mechanical inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.

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Soundtrack album

A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of a particular feature film or television show.

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Split album

A split album (or split) is a music album which includes tracks by two or more separate artists.

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Stamp album

A stamp album is a book, often loose-leafed (to allow for expansion), in which a collection of postage stamps may be stored and displayed.

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Tape recorder

An audio tape recorder, tape deck or tape machine is an audio storage device that records and plays back sounds, including articulated voices, usually using magnetic tape, either wound on a reel or in a cassette, for storage.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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Tribute album

A tribute album is a recorded collection of cover versions of songs or instrumental compositions.

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Tubular Bells

Tubular Bells is the debut record album of English musician Mike Oldfield, recorded when he was 19 and released in 1973.

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UK Albums Chart

The UK Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.

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USB flash drive

A USB flash drive, also known under a variety of other names, is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface.

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Walkman is a Sony brand tradename originally used for portable audio cassette players in the late 1970s.

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Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or more commonly known as WAV due to its filename extension) (rarely, Audio for Windows) is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs.

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Yes (band)

Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Album

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