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Classic Albums Don McLean American Pie

Classic Albums Don McLean American Pie

Forty-five years after its release, there has never been another album quite like American Pie.

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Peter Gabriel ‘So’

Peter Gabriel ‘So’

With the release of So in 1986, Peter Gabriel achieved a level of success that had thus far eluded him.

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Primal Scream ‘Screamadelica’

Primal Scream ‘Screamadelica’

Primal Scream’s seminal album “Screamadelica” was released in 1991, and synthesized the band’s rock ‘n’ roll roots with the dance culture of that time;

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Rush ‘2112’ & ‘Moving Pictures’

Rush ‘2112’ & ‘Moving Pictures’

Canadian band Rush have pioneered a genre of music, Progressive Heavy Rock, and to this day are its leaders. Continue Reading

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  ‘Damn The Torpedoes’

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ‘Damn The Torpedoes’

The third album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1979, has long been regarded as a classic – it demonstrates the musical and songwriting virtuosity of a great front man and his amazing backing band. Continue Reading

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Duran Duran ‘Rio’

Duran Duran ‘Rio’

The programme tells the story behind the writing, recording and subsequent success of Rio through interviews, musical demonstrations and archive footage.

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Jay-Z ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Jay-Z ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Jay-Z has established himself as one of the most successful and creative hip hop artists of all time.  But his remarkable rise to fame was heralded by his first album Reasonable Doubt which broke new ground for Rap, telling the bitter-sweet story of a street hustler from Brooklyn with striking, coded lyrics supported by rich Soul samples. Continue Reading

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John Lennon ‘Plastic Ono Band’

John Lennon ‘Plastic Ono Band’

The programme documents the making of John Lennon’s 1970 first post- Beatle’s solo album. Regarded as a classic, it is a fierce, raw, emotionally painful, yet passionately beautiful album. It contains some of the most personal and cathartic songs John ever wrote including ‘Mother’, ‘Love’, ‘Working Class Hero’, ‘Isolation’, and ‘God’. Continue Reading

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Frank Zappa ‘Apostrophe’ & ‘Over-Nite Sensation’

Frank Zappa ‘Apostrophe’ & ‘Over-Nite Sensation’

“This is where you go to find every aspect of Frank’s music squeezed into two perfectly formed records” Dweezil Zappa. This addition to Isis Productions’ acclaimed Classic Albums series focuses on Frank Zappa’s early seventies albums “Over-nite Sensation” (1973) and “Apostrophe(‘)” (1974). Continue Reading

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The Doors ‘The Doors’

The Doors ‘The Doors’

The Doors eponymous debut album alone assures them a place in rock and roll history. Together with the voice and lyrics of Jim Morrison this mix of blues, rock and jazz has made it one of the greatest debut albums of all time. In less than a year from its release the Doors would go from Los Angeles favourites to one of the biggest bands in the world. Continue Reading

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