The White Album

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Have you ever wondered why we call a group of songs released together by the same band or artist an album? No? Well, I guess you and I are just very different people then…

It occurred to me as strange recently while writing about mistletoe. If you recall, the plant’s Latin name is ViscusAlbum, with Album meaning white. How did we get from there to a music album?

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