Guy Garvey from Elbow considers the challenge of turning a collection of songs into a coherent single piece of art, and how this has changed in the days of downloading single tracks.
Reading the chapters of a novel in the wrong order would be a strange thing to do, but is the running order of an album still important now that you can easily create your own playlists?
Pink Floyd felt so strongly that classic albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here should be heard as complete works that they took their record company to court in an attempt to retain their artistic integrity. Nick Mason, Pink Floyd’s drummer talks about the court case and sequencing the Floyd’s albums.
With contributions from David Brewis of Field Music, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy of Classic Album Sundays and music critic and broadcaster Pete Paphides.
Listen hear and especially listen out for the program’s introduction!