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The Triangular Album
Triangle 2

Released

22 November 1966

Recorded

30 May – 14 October 1966 EMI and Trident Studios, London

Genre

Rock

Length

1:26:00

Label

Parlourphone

Record

Tri-inside

The Triangular Album is a 1966 album released by The Rutles. It goes down in record's records as the only record to be produced in a triangular shape, hence its title. Because of this no one has tried this because The Rutles did it.

BackgroundEdit

In the late-60s, there was a large feeling of innovation. This is often considerd the peak of their innovationess. The group released this album, along with its many strange tracks, to a large audience.

DesignEdit

Triangular Album

One of the original designs.

Kevin Wongle was a record designer in London, and had designed the album's strange exterior. He took the infamous photos of the prefab four, and found them amazing to be around.

Originally, it was not planned to have the record be triangular. The earliest known prototype was in fact an octagon. It has been rumored that it was originally supposed to be white and more rounded, making it look like a circle. The image in the center of the record was originally one taken from a toilet bowel that the four looked down at. Another appeared to be a misshaped polygon, with the same image in the centre. This version actually would be on the market for at least three months, but it had to be redesigned to to large amount of complaints of missing parts of music. One other design was that of a rhombus, whilst another looked that of a trapezoid. The next-to-last version of the album was a triangle, but had an elongated tip, which lead to multiple stabbing incidents. Finally, the album was made in its correct triangular shape in time for October 1966.

ReceptionEdit

When the album came out, it was an immense success. Many fans, including celebrity Tom Hanks, said that they "couldn't get enough of them." Fans also were shocked of the album's shape, because "most records were round." Many fans have reported rarely ever listening to it, because they "just watched it going around the record."

To this day, no one has ever attempted to make another Triangular Album, because the Rutles had done it, less that they had already done it, but simply because they had.

Track listingEdit

  1. We've Arrived! (And To Prove It Were Here)
  2. Let's Be Natural
  3. Unfinished Words
  4. Mr. Eurovision Song Contest Man
  5. The Sound Of Music
  6. Hey Mister!
  7. Under My Skin
  8. Dream On
  9. Another Day
  10. How's Your Father
  11. Protest Song
  12. Jollity Farm
  13. Bad Blood
  14. Living In Hope
  15. Tent
  16. I Give Myself To You
  17. Mother
  18. Sausages
  19. Short Blues
  20. Quiet Talks And Summer Walks
  21. Monkey On My Back
  22. Don't Know Why
  23. We Are Normal
  24. Highs And Lows
  25. Blackest Of Blues
  26. My Little Ukulele
  27. Hard Times
  28. Godfrey Daniel
  29. Rutleution 2
  30. Scarlet Ribbons

See AlsoEdit

  • Rutallica, whose cover is a parody of the rumoured design.

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