Every Thursday at 9pm Album Legends on The Voice FM features a legendary album. The chosen album for the week is played in its entirety, with no interruptions and no speaking. As this feature is past the watershed, the featured album may include adult lyrics or language.
Previous albums featured on the show include:
Bad is the seventh studio album by Michael Jackson. The album was released on August 31, 1987 , nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, Thriller, which went on to become the worlds best selling album. Bad itself sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and shipped eight million units in the United States alone, and has been cited as being one of the best-selling albums of all time. Bad was the first album to have five of its singles peak at number one on the top 100. Similar to Jackson’s previous music material, the album’s music features elements of R&B, Rock and Pop. Ten of the eleven songs on Bad were released as singles, the only song on the album which wasn’t released as a single was “Just Good Friends”.
The Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (often shortened as Sgt. Pepper) is the eighth album by The Beatles, it was released on 1 June 1967 on the Parlaphone label and produced by Sir George Martin. The album is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, and has since been recognised as one of the most important albums in the history of popular music. Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, Sgt. Pepper saw the band developing the production techniques of their previous album, Revolver. Martin’s innovative and lavish production included the orchestra usage and hired musicians ordered by the band. Genres such as music hall, jazz, rock and roll, western classical, and traditional Indian music are covered. The album cover art was created by English artist Peter Blake and depicts the band posing in front of a collage of their favourite celebrities, and has been widely acclaimed and imitated.
Sgt. Pepper was a worldwide critical and commercial success, spending a total of 27 weeks at the top of the UK album chart and 15 weeks at number one on the US Billboard 100. In 1994 it was ranked number one in the book ‘All Time Top Albums’. In 2003, the album was placed at number one on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.
It is difficult to argue against the brilliance of Alanis Morrissettes album Jagged Little Pill. Some may say that is it overly commercialised controversial angst pop, but like so many albums featured on album legends however, it most definitely has something to say. Whether it’s a verbal lashing to unfair treatment of women struggling to push through the ‘glass ceiling’ in the track ‘Right Through You’! To the scathing criticism explicitly delivered in the anthem ‘You Ought To Know’! From the outset the album takes you on a rollercoaster journey through life’s ups and downs. At times the journey through the album is an uncomfortable one, with references to sexual and physical abuse, as well as miss treatment dished out by the church. If you haven’t already done so, listening to this album from start to end is a must. Don’t forget to keep listening after the final track, to find the hidden track at the end.