Posts Tagged 'Pop'

Album of the Month: Prince and the Revolution ‘Purple Rain’

Wendy Melvoin (of The Revolution and later Wendy & Lisa) refers to the album as “a new beginning. Purple, the sky at dawn; rain, the cleansing factor.”

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The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Buy tickets to our London and New York City The Beatles “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” listening sessions. In mono of course.

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Album of the Month: The Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Inspired by the studio wizardry of Brian Wilson found on The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”, The Beatles wanted to continue to take their music and production deeper, furthering what they had begun with “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”.

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Album of the Month: The Stone Roses “The Stone Roses”

Legend has it The Stone Roses secured their first big gig supporting Pete Townsend when Ian Brown sent a charming note to the promoter: ‘I’m surrounded by skagheads. I wanna smash ‘em. Can you give us a show?’

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Album of the Month: Amy Winehouse “Back to Black”

Amy Winehouse was somewhat of an anomaly within the music biz. Despite topping the pop charts and winning a slew of awards including five Grammy Awards, an Ivor Novello, a BRIT, a MOBO and much, much more, she did not fit into the pop star mould in any shape or form.

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Tim Rushent on Martin Rushent

“Music is the closest thing we have to real magic. Sometimes it comes easy … sometimes it takes a little bit more time and a lot more patience. Both these albums were a labour of love for Dad.”

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Album of the Month: Human League “Dare” and “Love and Dancing”

“Dare” was the first album recorded with the new Human League line-up and catapulted the band into pop success. Thee band’s roots were more avant-garde and experimental as evidenced on their first two albums “Reproduction” and “Travelogue”.

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Album of the Month: Love “Forever Changes”

Love “Forever Changes” is one of the seminal sixties albums and one of the top psychedelic albums of all times according to serious music fans and critics. The band may not be familiar to many people but Love was Los Angeles’ biggest band before the incredible ascent of the Doors.

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Album of the Month: Primal Scream “Screamadelica”

It’s the 20th anniversary (already?) of the release of this seminal album which fused together acid house, psychedelic soul and good ole rock n’ roll. This is the album that elevated Primal Scream onto a mainstream level and became the soundtrack to our lives for a period of time and with good reason.

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Album of the Month: Stevie Wonder ‘Innervisions’

It’s difficult to pick a definitive Stevie Wonder album but “Innervisions” is part of his ‘Classic Period’ canon and featured a musical premonition of his horrific car accident.

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