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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 email , it has become possible for musicians to record their part of a song in another studio in another part of the world, and send 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, to assist in mixing different takes; other 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 concert , or 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 audience , and can employ additional manipulation and effects during post-production to enhance the quality of the recording.
Live double albums emerged during the s. Appraising the concept in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies , Robert 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. The best-selling live album worldwide is Garth Brooks ' Double Live , which shipped over A solo album , in popular music , is 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 several reasons. A solo performer working with other 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. Collection of recorded music, words, sounds. This article is about albums of recorded sound. And as eager are we about writing the stuff. We didn't want to start writing an album at the point that we felt like we just had to write an album.
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