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Classic Album Sundays presents Skin on Etta James & Nina Simone:...

Skin discusses highlights from the forthcoming compilation series The Montreux Years, which brings together breath-taking performances by the world’s greatest artists recorded at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, including Nina Simone and Etta James.

CAS Worldwide: Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

Following the horrific events of September 11th, 2001, New York was a scarred city that was determined to move on and rebuild.

My Classic Album: Sister Sledge on ‘We Are Family’

'We Are Family' is one of the most iconic dance albums of all time, its title track is an enduring classic that has resounded at key life moments with people from all backgrounds.

This Woman’s Work: The B-52’s

Four decades ago, the B-52s arrived on the Athens, Georgia, party scene with killer guitar riffs, their silly but eerie lyrics, and their sky-high beehive wigs.

Album Inspirations: John Harris on Radiohead ‘OK Computer’

OK Computer seamlessly infuses electronic instrumentation into the initial Britrock sound without overwhelming it and the result is a spacey soundscape. OK Computer was the first Radiohead album that truly shocked their fans.

CAS Worldwide: Talking Heads ‘Remain In Light’

Recorded at Compass Point Studios and produced by Brian Eno the album drew on the influence of artists such as Fela Kuti. The album also pushed to dispel notions of the band as a mere vehicle for frontman and songwriter David Byrne.

My Classic Album: Jazzie B on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics...

Jazzie B revolutionised black British music when he founded the band Soul II Soul. Their debut 1989 album became an international phenomenon; its blend of soul, reggae and funk landing perfectly amid the exploding house music culture of that year.

This Woman’s Work: The Patti Smith Group ‘Horses’

Lenny Kaye and KT Tunstall joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to explain how the word freedom defines the album through and through: the social and sexual freedom of the era, the artistic freedom born of a city in crisis, and the freedom of rock ’n’ roll.

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