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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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Episode 1: Primal Scream - Screamadelica

Summary

The making of Primal Scream's seminal 1991 album Screamadelica. The band members explain its inception, and the programme features rare archive performances, with contributions by producer Andrew Weatherall and Creation Records founder Alan McGee

Review

There’s no escaping the fact. Primal Scream’s Screamadelica is inextricably linked with ecstasy. Even bassist Henry Olsen’s protestations that it is not fall on deaf ears – mainly as he read Classic Car Monthly on the tour bus while the party raged at the back. 

The excesses of the time have taken their toll, but there are enough lucid memories to tell the story of how a fateful meeting between acid house DJ Andrew Wetherall and the punk rocky Scream eventually led to the experimental Screamadelica sessions.

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Languages
English
Formats
Colour

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DirectorGeorge Scott
UnknownNick de Grunwald

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