An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc CD , vinyl , audio tape , or another medium. The album was the dominant form of recorded music expression and consumption from the mids to the early 21st century, a period known as the album era. The 8-track tape was the first tape format widely used alongside vinyl from until being phased out by and was gradually supplanted by the compact cassette during the s and early s; the popularity of the cassette reached its peak during the late s, sharply declined during the s and had largely disappeared during the first decade of the s. An album may be recorded in a recording studio fixed or mobile , in 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 reverberation , 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 technology , artists can be recorded in separate rooms or at separate times while listening to the other parts 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.
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The Music is the eponymous debut album by British rock band The Music , first released in September It was certified gold in Japan for , copies shipped in March The UK release of this album also contains a track in the pregap called "New Instrumental", which plays upon rewinding from the start of "The Dance". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Music. Retrieved 3 October March Edition] PDF. The Record Bulletin in Japanese.
The 15th full-length studio release for the Australian dance-pop was mostly recorded and engineered by Minogue at her home studio during the COVID lockdown. Metascore: User Score: 9. This is the seventh full-length studio release for German experimental electronic artist Stefan Betke as Pole. User Score: tbd. The debut full-length release for the British psychedelic pop band led by Josh Loftin was produced by Dan Carey. The reissue of the Chicago alternative rock band's album includes a new remaster by Bob Ludwig, the live recording of a November concert at Colorado's Boulder Theater, and a track disc of unreleased studio outtakes, alternate versions and demos. The first studio release in over 20 years for the jazz group led by Marshall Allen features new arrangements of past Sun Ra songs was recorded in Philadelphia. User Score: 8.