“Sounds of a City: New Order ‘Power Corruption and Lies'” on BBC 6 Music

“Sounds Of A City is fascinating because it subverts the normal rock doc.” – The Guardian

Colleen Murphy, founder of Classic Album Sundays, will present her third ‘Sounds of a City’ BBC 6Music show on Sunday 12th July focusing on the city of Manchester and the album ‘Power Corruption and Lies’ by New Order.

The show will include interviews with Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Peter Saville, Tim Burgess, Graham Massey from 808 State, Hilledgonda Rietveld from Quando Quango and Martin Moscrop from A Certain Ratio. Like the previous episodes, the show will tie the album to the city from which it sprang, Manchester, and will also look at The Hacienda and its connection with New York City dance music and nightlife.

It will air on Sunday 12th July between 1-2pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer until the end of July.

‘Sounds of a City’ is a 4-part series, which has already delved into the musical heritage of Sheffield and Liverpool, and sees Edinburgh covered in August. Rather than focusing on the biggest album from that city, the show selects an album that could only have been made in that city, the legacy of which had an influence upon the city’s future artists.

Last month’s show, focusing on Liverpool and The Teardrop Explodes ‘Kilimanjaro’, can be listened to here.

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