Radio 2's Classic Albums

Rick Wakeman presents a series highlighting some of the best-known and best-loved albums of recent times.


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This opening programme explores `Abbey Road', with comments from the group and the studio personnel involved in its recording.


In this second programme, Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall talks about the group's 1991 album, `Stars'.


In the fourth programme, Annie Lennox talks about her debut solo album, `Diva'.

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In this fifth programme, Phil Collins talks about his debut solo album, `Face Value'.

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In the last programme, Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler reflects on the band's classic 1985 album `Brothers in Arms'.


This first programme concentrates on Paul Simon's `Graceland' and examines the album's global impact.

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This second programme looks at one of the first concept albums - `Ogden's Nut Gone Flake' by the Small Faces.

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This third programme looks at one of the most successful Genesis albums in the band's career - `Invisible Touch'.

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This fourth programme looks at Marvin Gaye's most successful solo album - `What's Going On?' - and considers the impact it had on his career and how it changed the face of black popular music.


This fifth programme looks at Roxy Music's final album, `Avalon', with comments from Bryan Ferry and guitarist Phil Manzanera

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In this penultimate programme, Chris Rea reflects on the inspiration and making of his album `The Road to Hell'.

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In the last programme the three members of the Human League reflect on their 1981 album `Dare', which saw the band elevated from cult status to commercial success.