Classic Albums

Classic Albums

1997 - 2013, Other, Other
How classic albums were conceived, produced and recorded.
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Episode Guide

  • Classic Albums - The Who: Tommy (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    The Who: Tommy

    Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey discuss making The Who's fourth album, "Tommy."

  • Classic Albums - Peter Gabriel's `So' (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Peter Gabriel's `So'

    Peter Gabriel's album "So" includes the single "Sledgehammer"; ironically, it knocks Genesis out of the number one spot.

  • Classic Albums - Primal Scream: Screamadelica (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Primal Scream: Screamadelica

    Primal Scream's album, Screamadelica.

  • Classic Albums - The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

    Brian Wilson discusses the Beach Boys' masterpiece.

  • Classic Albums - Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet

    Keith Richards discusses the Rolling Stones' 1969 release with Roger Scott.

  • Classic Albums - Rush: 2112 and Moving Pictures (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Rush: 2112 and Moving Pictures

    Canadian rockers Rush reflect on their two most famous albums while charting the ups and downs of their bumpy ride to rock glory.

  • Classic Albums - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Damn the Torpedoes."

  • Classic Albums - Black Sabbath: Paranoid (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Black Sabbath: Paranoid

    Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" and "Iron Man."

  • Classic Albums - Duran Duran: Rio (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Duran Duran: Rio

    Duran Duran's "Rio."

  • Classic Albums - John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band

    A series looking at the creation of classic albums documents the making of John Lennon's 1970 first post-Beatles solo album; regarded as a classic, it is a fierce, raw, emotionally painful yet beautiful album.

  • Classic Albums - The Doors (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    The Doors

    The Doors' self-titled album.

  • Classic Albums - Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt

    Jay-Z's 1996 debut album, Reasonable Doubt.

  • Classic Albums - Frank Zappa: Over-Nite Sensation (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Frank Zappa: Over-Nite Sensation

    Frank Zappa's "Over-Nite Sensation."

  • Classic Albums - Cream: Disraeli Gears (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Cream: Disraeli Gears

    Cream's sophomore release, Disraeli Gears.

  • Classic Albums - The Who: Who's Next (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Who: Who's Next

    Creation of an album that has stood the test of time.

  • Classic Albums - Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

    Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon."

  • Classic Albums - Queen: A Night at the Opera (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Queen: A Night at the Opera

    `A Night At The Opera', the fourth Queen album released in late 1975, is a mix of hard rock, pop, opera, music hall camp and traditional folk, utilising multi layered guitars, crunching riffs, and vocals harmonies.

  • Classic Albums - Motörhead: Ace of Spades (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Motörhead: Ace of Spades

    Ace Of Spades propels Motorhead into the ranks of Heavy Metal's elite.

  • Classic Albums - Motorhead: Ace of Spades (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Motorhead: Ace of Spades

    Motorhead: Ace of Spades.

  • Classic Albums - Nirvana: Nevermind (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Nirvana: Nevermind

    Nirvana's album "Nevermind" affects rock music.

  • Classic Albums - Simply Red: Stars (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Simply Red: Stars

    The making of Simply Red's mega-selling "Stars", with its hits "Something Got Me Started", "For Your Babies" and the title track.

  • Classic Albums - Def Leppard: Hysteria (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Def Leppard: Hysteria

    "Hysteria" brings the British rock band Def Leppard acclaim in 1987.

  • Classic Albums - Deep Purple: Machine Head (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Deep Purple: Machine Head

    Deep Purple's hit "Smoke on the Water" brings stardom to the group.

  • Classic Albums - Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks

    The Sex Pistols' rendition of the national anthem caused anarchy in the UK; these boys weren't pretty, but they weren't vacant either, as John Lydon, Steve Jones and Malcolm McLaren explain.

  • Classic Albums - Judas Priest: British Steel (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Judas Priest: British Steel

    Judas Priest's album "British Steel" opens the era of British metal music.

  • Classic Albums - Elvis Presley (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Elvis Presley

    "Elvis Presley," the singer's first album, is a sensation in 1956.

  • Classic Albums - Lou Reed: Transformer (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Lou Reed: Transformer

    A profile of each track of the album "Transformer" features performances and interviews.

  • Classic Albums - Metallica (The Black Album) (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Metallica (The Black Album)

    Heavy metal goes pop with the release of the album, making the group world-famous.

  • Classic Albums - Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Elton John, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."

  • Classic Albums - Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

    The band's first US top 40 record.

  • Classic Albums - Steely Dan: Aja (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Steely Dan: Aja

    A jazz-rock album created by the musical band Steely Dan is examined.

  • Classic Albums - Bob Marley & the Wailers: Catch a Fire (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Bob Marley & the Wailers: Catch a Fire

    Bob Marley & the Wailers' "Catch a Fire" album.

  • Classic Albums - Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell

    Archive footage and interviews with Meatloaf.

  • Classic Albums - Phil Collins: Face Value (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Phil Collins: Face Value

    Phil Collins' "Face Value."

  • Classic Albums - U2: The Joshua Tree (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    U2: The Joshua Tree

    The making of "The Joshua Tree" is discussed with band members.

  • Classic Albums - Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

    The members of Fleetwood Mac discuss the creativity behind their 1977 album "Rumours," which included the songs "Gold Dust Woman" and "Songbird.".

  • Classic Albums - The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland

    This show takes a look at the making of the 1968 album "Electric Ladyland" in a blend of words, music and rare archive footage, revealing a fascinating insight into the life of a musical genius.

  • Classic Albums - The Band: The Band (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Band: The Band

    The Band's "The Band."

  • Classic Albums - Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life

    The original band members who recorded Stevie Wonder's album "Songs in the Key of Life" reunite.

  • Classic Albums - The Grateful Dead: From Anthem to Beauty (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Grateful Dead: From Anthem to Beauty

    The Grateful Dead's "American Beauty."

  • Classic Albums - Paul Simon: Graceland (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Paul Simon: Graceland

    Paul Simon and engineer Roy Halee discuss the work and influences that went into making the 1986 album "Graceland.".

  • Classic Albums - Motorhead: Ace of Spades (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Motorhead: Ace of Spades

  • Classic Albums - Motörhead: Ace of Spades (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Motörhead: Ace of Spades

    Motorhead alcanzó el pináculo de su éxito artístico y comercial con 'Ace of Spades'. Las entrevistas con los miembros de la banda Lemmy, Phil Taylor y Eddie Clarke dan una idea de cómo era la vida en la banda de Heavy Metal.

  • Classic Albums - Simply Red: Stars (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Simply Red: Stars

    Haciendo la mega venta de 'Stars' de Simply Red, con sus éxitos 'Something Got Me Started', 'For Your Babies' y el título de la grabación.

  • Classic Albums - Pink Floyd: El Lado Oscuro of the Moon

    Pink Floyd: El Lado Oscuro of the Moon

  • Classic Albums - Bob Marley & The Wailers: Catch a Fire

    Bob Marley & The Wailers: Catch a Fire

  • Classic Albums - Classic Albums Special: The Doors

    Classic Albums Special: The Doors

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