Since its release in 1986, Paul Simon's `Graceland' has had an enormous impact on rock music with its blend of rock and African rhythms. Simon and engineer Roy Halee demonstrate the multi-tracking and mixing of the album and reveal the inspiration behind the songs, and composer Philip Glass assesses the album's place in musical history.
Fleetwood Mac reveal how private turmoil acted as a catalyst in the creation of a Grammy-winning album that went on to sell more than 19 million copies.
Rare footage from the original recording sessions, together with interviews with Elton John, provide a unique insight into the creation of his classic album.
Formed in Sheffield in the 70s, Def Leppard were the architects of a new wave of British heavy metal music. Discover the story of the creation of their fourth album, Hysteria.
“Wish You Were Here”, released in September 1975, was the follow up album to the globally successful “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and is cited by many fans, as well as band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour, as their favourite Pink Floyd album. On release it went straight to Number One in both the UK and the US and topped the charts in many other countries around the world. This programme tells the story of the making of this landmark release through new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason and archive interviews with the late Richard Wright. Also featured are sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover “burning man” Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the creation of the album. In addition, original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the songs’ construction.
Using interviews, musical demonstration, acoustic performance, archive footage and a return to the multi-tracks with the main protagonists, this episode shows how Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch created their songs.
Bous De Jong
Nick De Grunwald
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