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Classic Albums

  • 1997
  • Documentary and factual
  • Music

Summary

"Classic Albums" lifts the lid on pop and rock albums considered by many to be the best or most distinctive by a well-known band or musician. The music and its production are dissected, providing an insight into how the sound was created. The albums that have been covered include John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon, Rio by Duran Duran, Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z, British Steel by Judas Priest, Nevermind by Nirvana, Face Value by Phil Collins, A Night at the Opera by Queen, Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf, and The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

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John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Summary

Documentary exploring the making of John Lennon's first solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, which includes Mother, Love and Working Class Hero. The programme uncovers how themes of isolation, anger, religion and class were drawn from his own experiences, with most tracks written while he was undergoing therapy with Dr Arthur Janov in California. Featuring contributions by Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Jan Wenner

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DirectorMatthew Longfellow
UnknownNick de Grunwald
UnknownMartin R Smith

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