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The Jailbreak: A Playlist Rock Opera

Here's an example of an interesting way to put songs together. 

It a "playlist play" in four acts, that is, a group of songs that tell a story, or lay the foundation for a story, or another way to think of it is, "A Playlist Rock Opera."

This one follows a prison escape and is divided into the following four parts, "The Pre-Escape & Planning," "The Escape", "On The Lam" and 'The Return." As you listen, the songs in this playlist will paint images in your head, and with a little bit of imagination, you'll come away with a full story, just as you would if you read it in a book, or saw it on a stage.

A Playlist Play in 4 Parts: The Jailbreak

ACT 1: The Pre-Escape and Planning
1. "Folsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash
2. "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" - The Animals
3. "The Waiting" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Act 2: The Escape
4. "Jailbreak" - Thin Lizzy
5. "Fuck Tha Police" - N.W.A.
6. "Freedom" - Rage Against The Machine

Act 3: On The Lam
7. "Run Like Hell" - Pink Floyd
8. "You Can't Catch Me" - George Thorogood
9. "Wanted Dead Or Alive" - Bon Jovi
10. "Hellhound On My Trail" - Big Joe Williams

Act 4: The Return
11. "Busted In The Hood" - Cypress Hill
12. "Back On The Chain Gang" - The Pretenders

 

Album Listing:

1. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

2. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals

3. The Waiting - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

4. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy

5. Fuck Tha Police - N.W.A.

6. Freedom - Rage Against The Machine

7. Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd

8. You Can't Catch Me - George Thorogood

9. Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi

10. Hell Hound On My Trail - Robert Johnson

11. Busted In The Hood - Cypress Hill

12. Back On The Chain Gang - The Pretenders

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