Golden Age of the Album w/t (1 x 60′) – For over a decade from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, popular music – from rock to soul, folk to reggae – swapped the sketch pad of the 45rpm single for the expansive canvass of the 33 1/3rpm album. From Bob Dylan to the Beatles, The Who to Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye to Bob Marley, Pink Floyd to Fleetwood Mac, ideas became as important as melody, and music became art in the form of some of the most legendary albums ever recorded. With contributions from a panoply of musicians, producers and personalities this one hour documentary for BBC4 remembers the rise and decline of the vinyl LP – and the slew of unforgettable masterpieces that graced its stereo grooves. Welcome to the era when the album was king.
Producer: IWC Productions
Source: BBC press release