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BBC Sounds celebrate National Album Day 2019

BBC Sounds celebrate National Album Day 2019

Tune into BBC Sounds across TV and Radio this weekend to hear this year's Album Day celebrations!

BBC Sounds celebrate National Album Day 2019
Britons are turning to albums to boost their mental well-being

Britons are turning to albums to boost their mental well-being

Music fans are “self-medicating” with their favourite albums.

Britons are turning to albums to boost their mental well-being
The National Album Day Podcast launches with Ellie Gibson & Jonny Simon in conversation with Carl Barât

The National Album Day Podcast launches with Ellie Gibson & Jonny Simon in conversation with Carl Barât

Libertines’ co-frontman on his love of albums and how we develop our music tastes releases on Friday 11th October.

The National Album Day Podcast launches with Ellie Gibson & Jonny Simon in conversation with Carl Barât
Metropolis engineers tell us about their most memorable projects to mark National Album Day

Metropolis engineers tell us about their most memorable projects to mark National Album Day

The mastering engineers at Metropolis have worked on thousands of albums, from chart-busting classics to underground gems.

Metropolis engineers tell us about their most memorable projects to mark National Album Day
BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac celebrates National Album Day with 'Albums That Changed my Life' series

BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac celebrates National Album Day with 'Albums That Changed my Life' series

The series will feature during Annie's show from Monday - Thursday at 7pm.

BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac celebrates National Album Day with 'Albums That Changed my Life' series
Elbow to release a special edition Don't Skip CD only available on National Album Day

Elbow to release a special edition Don't Skip CD only available on National Album Day

Giants of All Sizes will be available on the format to celebrate listening to an album in full.

Elbow to release a special edition Don't Skip CD only available on National Album Day
HMV to release 26 exclusive vinyl releases to celebrate National Album Day

HMV to release 26 exclusive vinyl releases to celebrate National Album Day

The coloured vinyl will be available in HMV stores from October 11th and are available to pre-order online.

HMV to release 26 exclusive vinyl releases to celebrate National Album Day
National Album Day White Label Auction raises £25k for charity

National Album Day White Label Auction raises £25k for charity

One of the events leading up to National Album Day, next Saturday 12th October

National Album Day White Label Auction raises £25k for charity
Album Champion, Lewis Capaldi dominates UK’s Official biggest albums and singles lists of 2019 so far

Album Champion, Lewis Capaldi dominates UK’s Official biggest albums and singles lists of 2019 so far

Official Charts have revealed the biggest albums of 2019 so far for National Album Day.

Album Champion, Lewis Capaldi dominates UK’s Official biggest albums and singles lists of 2019 so far
Fred Deakin to launch exclusive pop up exhibition and record shop on National Album Day

Fred Deakin to launch exclusive pop up exhibition and record shop on National Album Day

Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin will launch the pop up around his new album The Lasters.

Fred Deakin to launch exclusive pop up exhibition and record shop on National Album Day
What are Mahalia's top 10 albums of all time?

What are Mahalia's top 10 albums of all time?

Album champion Mahalia shares her most favourite albums with us ahead of National Album Day

What are Mahalia's top 10 albums of all time?
Supermarkets join in the National Album Day celebrations in stores

Supermarkets join in the National Album Day celebrations in stores

Two of the UK's largest supermarkets will be celebrating National Album Day this year.

Supermarkets join in the National Album Day celebrations in stores
Hundreds of collectable 'white label' LPs to go under the hammer for National Album Day

Hundreds of collectable 'white label' LPs to go under the hammer for National Album Day

LPs by artists ranging from David Bowie, Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Lianne La Havas, Lenny Kravitz and Dusty Springfield

Hundreds of collectable 'white label' LPs to go under the hammer for National Album Day
Lewis Capaldi reveals his most influential albums of all time

Lewis Capaldi reveals his most influential albums of all time

What are Lewis Capaldi’s favourite of all time? He tells us ahead of NAD

Lewis Capaldi reveals his most influential albums of all time
Ibeyi and Richard Russell join John Kennedy Live in Conversation for Special National Album Day Edition of Tape Notes

Ibeyi and Richard Russell join John Kennedy Live in Conversation for Special National Album Day Edition of Tape Notes

Producer Richard Russell and French-Cuban musical-duo Ibeyi will join John Kennedy in front of a live audience for National Album Day.

Ibeyi and Richard Russell join John Kennedy Live in Conversation for Special National Album Day Edition of Tape Notes
Classic Album Sundays to host a week of special National Album Day events

Classic Album Sundays to host a week of special National Album Day events

Classic Album Sundays will host a range of events taking place across the UK during the week leading up to National Album Day.

Classic Album Sundays to host a week of special National Album Day events
Mogwai set to re-release the sell-out 1997 compilation album of singles, b-sides and rarities from 1996-1997 for National Album Day

Mogwai set to re-release the sell-out 1997 compilation album of singles, b-sides and rarities from 1996-1997 for National Album Day

Mogwai re-releases classic albums for National Album Day

Mogwai set to re-release the sell-out 1997 compilation album of singles, b-sides and rarities from 1996-1997 for National Album Day
The Blackheart Orchestra releasing new album 'Mesmeranto' coinciding with National Album Day

The Blackheart Orchestra releasing new album 'Mesmeranto' coinciding with National Album Day

Mesmeranto is a 60-minute piece of music split into 14 songs, rather like 14 chapters of a book or 14 scenes in a film.

The Blackheart Orchestra releasing new album 'Mesmeranto' coinciding with National Album Day
The 100 Best Albums of the 21st Century according to music writers

The 100 Best Albums of the 21st Century according to music writers

The Guardian polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far.

The 100 Best Albums of the 21st Century according to music writers
*Exclusive* Hyundai Mercury Prize nominated artists give insight to their favourite albums

*Exclusive* Hyundai Mercury Prize nominated artists give insight to their favourite albums

This year's shortlisted artists talk about their favourite albums, the albums that influenced them and the albums they #DontSkip.

*Exclusive* Hyundai Mercury Prize nominated artists give insight to their favourite albums
The Wedding Present's David Gedge announces re-issues and Q&A at The John Peel Centre for National Album Day

The Wedding Present's David Gedge announces re-issues and Q&A at The John Peel Centre for National Album Day

Acoustic set and Q & A with David Gedge at The John Peel Centre 12th October. Re-issues of their classic albums to celebrate.

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'The Sounds of...' exhibition announced in partnership with Network Rail

'The Sounds of...' exhibition announced in partnership with Network Rail

Due to arrive at Glasgow Central Station, Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street and London Bridge over September and October.

'The Sounds of...' exhibition announced in partnership with Network Rail
National Album Day will return for its second year on Saturday 12th October

National Album Day will return for its second year on Saturday 12th October

Lewis Capaldi, Mahalia, Elbow and Mark Ronson throw their weight behind year two as official album champions

National Album Day will return for its second year on Saturday 12th October
Album Artwork Through The Ages exhibition moves to The O2

Album Artwork Through The Ages exhibition moves to The O2

The National Album Day exhibition is now on display in ICON Outlet at The O2.

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All-time Official Studio Albums Chart is unveiled to mark National Album Day

All-time Official Studio Albums Chart is unveiled to mark National Album Day

Which album wil be crowned the UK’s champion?

All-time Official Studio Albums Chart is unveiled to mark National Album Day
Legendary Pink Floyd member, Nick Mason, in conversation with Lucie Caswell

Legendary Pink Floyd member, Nick Mason, in conversation with Lucie Caswell

Lucie Caswell, CEO of the FAC, in conversation with drummer of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason for National Album Day. Pic: Jill Furmanovsky

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Ultimate 'Joe Strummer 001' bundle prize exclusively for National Album Day

Ultimate 'Joe Strummer 001' bundle prize exclusively for National Album Day

In celebration of National Album Day, we’ve teamed up Ignition Records to offer you the chance to win an exclusive money can’t buy prize

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The AA reveal the albums people most love driving to

The AA reveal the albums people most love driving to

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac is voted the best driving album according to an AA poll

The AA reveal the albums people most love driving to
What does an ‘album’ mean?

What does an ‘album’ mean?

Gramophone Editor Martin Cullingford reflects on the term’s use in the classical music magazine’s pages

What does an ‘album’ mean?
BBC Radio 2 Reveals the Biggest Albums of All Time

BBC Radio 2 Reveals the Biggest Albums of All Time

BBC Music plans to celebrate the first ever National Album Day on Saturday 13 October

BBC Radio 2 Reveals the Biggest Albums of All Time
Most iconic 70 album artworks of all-time revealed

Most iconic 70 album artworks of all-time revealed

To commemorate the album's 70th birthday the selected artworks will be exhibited at London Waterloo, Manchester Piccadilly & Glasgow Central

Most iconic 70 album artworks of all-time revealed
Matt Berry on his love of the album "There are very few physical objects that are as precious, to me, in my life"

Matt Berry on his love of the album "There are very few physical objects that are as precious, to me, in my life"

Ambassador Matt Berry writes about his love of the album for National Album Day

Matt Berry on his love of the album "There are very few physical objects that are as precious, to me, in my life"
HMV announce special events with Album Day ambassador Jess Glynne

HMV announce special events with Album Day ambassador Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne will be meeting fans in London, Manchester and Birmingham and signing copies of her new album “Always In Between"

HMV announce special events with Album Day ambassador Jess Glynne
Mural unveiling in Birmingham - 40th anniversary of Steel Pulse's Handsworth Revolution

Mural unveiling in Birmingham - 40th anniversary of Steel Pulse's Handsworth Revolution

Mural unveiling and Q&A with original members of the Steel Pulse to commemorate one of reggae's most iconic albums on National Album Day.

Mural unveiling in Birmingham - 40th anniversary of Steel Pulse's Handsworth Revolution
Pitchblack Playbacks - the ultimate album listening experience

Pitchblack Playbacks - the ultimate album listening experience

Fully immersive album playbacks to be held by the Association of Independent Music for National Album Day.

Pitchblack Playbacks - the ultimate album listening experience
An evening with Fairport Convention to raise money for charity

An evening with Fairport Convention to raise money for charity

Classic Album Sundays Canterbury Presents an evening with Fairport Convention front-man Simon Nicol for National Album Day.

An evening with Fairport Convention to raise money for charity
The British Library will host an evening with ambassador, Paloma Faith

The British Library will host an evening with ambassador, Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith will join Classic Album Sundays at The British Library to discuss her fourth album, The Architect.

The British Library will host an evening with ambassador, Paloma Faith
One of the first NAD events will be held at the Royal Albert Hall

One of the first NAD events will be held at the Royal Albert Hall

Classic Album Sundays will host an evening at The Royal Albert Hall with KT Tunstall on Sun 7th October to start the week of celebrations.

One of the first NAD events will be held at the Royal Albert Hall
Fourth exclusive NAD event has been revealed

Fourth exclusive NAD event has been revealed

Classic Album Sundays have announced an exclusive evening with Orbital at Ace Hotel, London.

Fourth exclusive NAD event has been revealed
Exclusive Primal Scream premier to be held at HMV on Oxford Street

Exclusive Primal Scream premier to be held at HMV on Oxford Street

Classic Album Sundays have announced another event for National Album Day - Bobby Gillespie at HMV, Oxford Street for an exclusive premier.

Exclusive Primal Scream premier to be held at HMV on Oxford Street
Classic Album Sundays announce two days at The John Peel Centre

Classic Album Sundays announce two days at The John Peel Centre

Classic Album Sundays have announced two special events at The John Peel Centre to celebrate National Album Day.

Classic Album Sundays announce two days at The John Peel Centre
First ever ‘National Album Day’ announced for October 13th 2018

First ever ‘National Album Day’ announced for October 13th 2018

Week-long build-up of events & activity celebrating the UK’s love of the album

First ever ‘National Album Day’ announced for October 13th 2018