EVERY SINGLE year something like nine million albums are released into the world, and most of them sink immediately to the bottom of the deep musical ocean, never to be seen nor heard again. And while that initial statistic is entirely fabricated, it’s not a gazillion miles from the truth. That’s why it’s so impressive when a pop record manages to brand itself on the collective ears of the world and never fades away.
All of which leads seamlessly to these TV treats: a collection of classic recordings caught in documentaries, ready to be consumed whenever you like. Our Classic Albums series features some groundbreaking reggae from Bob Marley and the Wailers and pop music tours de force from Duran Duran and Elton John (pictured). You’ll find controversial releases from the Sex Pistols and pure rock moments from The Who and Nirvana. Plus, Fleetwood Mac talk at length about the making of Rumours – possibly the most heated love and heartbreak album ever made.
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