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National Album Day Across The BBC

National Album Day Across The BBC


National Album Day Across The BBC

Annie Mac
Date: Monday 8th October to Thursday 11th Oct
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 1

Four of Annie’s favourite artists will tell us about the album that changed their life. The artists who will tell us about an album are Sampha, Wolf Alice, Twenty One Pilots and Christine and the Queens. 

 

MistaJam
Date: Monday 8th October to Thursday 11th Oct
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Radio Station - BBC 1Xtra

Jam has chosen 4 Hip Hop albums from the past 20 years:

  • Monday 8th: Drake – Nothing Was The Same 
  • Tuesday 9th: Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III 
  • Wednesday 10th: 50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin 
  • Thursday 11th: Jay Z – Vol.2… Hard Knock Life 

 

Trevor Nelson

Date: Sunday 14th October
Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Radio Station - BBC 1Xtra

2018 marks 20 years since the release of ‘The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill’ – one of the most celebrated and influential albums of all time. Trevor Nelson had the pleasure of meeting Lauryn when she recorded a session for Radio 1 back in 1999.

On Sunday 14 October from 4-7pm will replay that classic session and interview to a new generation of listeners on 1Xtra, as part of a celebration of the album. Trevor will also plays tracks from artists influenced by Lauryn Hill, such as Alicia Keys, Drake, Ella Mai, Jessie Ware and Jorja Smith. 

 

Norman Cook - You've Come a Long Way Baby

Date: Wednesday 3rd October | Wednesday 10th October
Time: 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 2

A two part documentary. Norman Cook tells the story of one of the most unique albums in British pop, not in the form of a documentary, but through the 57 major samples of classic rock and pop, classical, folk, hip hop and soul that built this record

Catch up here

 

Sounds of the 80s

Date: Friday 12th October
Time: 10:00PM - 00:00AM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 2

Gary will take listeners back to the 80s with a diverse mix of classic pop, dance, rock, hip-hop and alternative-pop, from the big hits to the forgotten gems. Each week both a well-known guest and a listener will showcase their memories and stories of the decade in My 80s. Expect the unexpected in Gary's Bit in the Middle where he revisits a pop gem which he championed back in the day. The Mastermix - an 80s pop phenomenon which evolved into the modern-day "Mash-up" - will provide an exciting weekly climax, and the show will conclude in power-ballad glory in The Sloppy Bit.


Sounds of the 60s

Date: Saturday 13th October (repeated at 2:00AM on Sunday 14th Oct)
Time: 6:00AM - 8:00AM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 2

Tony Blackburn presents Sound of the Sixties. The soundtrack this week includes contributions from Unit Four Plus Two, Billy Davis and Betty Everett.

 

Pick of The Pops

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 2

Paul Gambaccini will be running down the list of the 40 best-selling albums of all time but not including compilations or best of’s. Expect to hear tracks from Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac, The Spice Girls and Michael Jackson.

 

Sounds of the 70s

Date: Sunday 14th October
Time: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 2

Johnnie Walker plays classic tracks from the 70s.

 

Record Review

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 10:30AM – 11:45AM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 3

As part of National Album Day Andrew talks to Simon Heighes about the history of the classical record album from its early days as a physical album in which to store your 78s, to the recording of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto by Nathan Milstein in 1948 which was the first classical long-playing record. With the expansion in playing time, artists and producers were suddenly able to play around with themes, concepts and narratives which gave us some much loved albums which remain in the catalogue to this day. They discuss some classic albums of the past and ponder on the continuing popularity of the album in the age of streaming where in theory the whole catalogue of recorded classical music is now at our finger tips.

 

Mastertapes: Elvis Costello

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: The A-side - 10:30AM | The B-side – 3:30PM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 4

From his critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, released in 1977 to his about-to-be-released Look Now, his first new album in five years, Elvis Costello has been widely recognised as one of Britain’s best songwriters.

In a special edition of Mastertapes to celebrate National Album Day, the consummate album artists talks and plays his way back through a career that has spanned five decades.

 

Lauren Laverne

Date: Friday 12th October
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Radio Station - BBC Radio 6 Music

John Grant celebrates National Album Day with BBC Music by picking his highlights from his latest project Love is Magic. He’ll be playing live from Maida Vale and chatting to Lauren all about the new album. He'll also bring in some of his favourite albums to play from, and cover one of his all-time favourite songs from a top 20 bestselling album of all time. 

Mary Anne Hobbs

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 7:00AM – 10:00AM
Radio Station – BBC Radio 6 Music

Mary Anne celebrates National Album Day by playing David Bowie's final studio album 'Blackstar' in full.

Huey Morgan

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Radio Station – BBC Radio 6 Music

Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden was the album Huey would play when he was adjusting to normal life after leaving the US Marines, today he'll be sharing it with you, in full.

Liz Kershaw

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Radio Station – BBC Radio 6 Music

Liz celebrates the genius of Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece Dark Side of The Moon for National Album Day.

Gilles Peterson

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Radio Station – BBC Radio 6 Music

National Album Day special with Atmosfear. Joining the musical dots - soul, hip-hop, house, Afro, Latin, electronica, jazz and beyond.

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Radio Station – BBC Radio 6 Music

For National Album Day Craig will be playing in full one of his favourite albums, Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book.

Tom Ravenscroft sits in

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 9:00PM – 00:00AM
Radio Station – BBC Radio 6 Music

Tom Ravenscroft sits in with a National Album Day Special, as the BBC marks 70 years of the long-playing record. Tom focuses on 'Qualm', the latest LP from German DJ and electronic artist Helena Hauff.

 

Classical Albums: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

Date: Saturday 13th October
Time: 11:45PM – 00.45AM
TV – BBC Four

This edition of the series celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Brian Wilson's masterpiece, The Beach Boys' album Pet Sounds. Wilson and the surviving members of The Beach Boys - Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks - guide us through the writing and recording of the landmark album that is consistently voted one of the top three most influential albums of all time.

Classical Albums: Paul Simon - Graceland

Date: Sunday 14th October
Time: 00.45AM – 1:45AM
TV – BBC Four

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.

National Album Day Across The BBC