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Have you been watching this series? I've only seen some of them on dvd (DP, Floyd, Maiden), but I think it's a great idea done very well!
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It wasn´t aired over here and the DP one is the only one I got.

According to my eagle catalogue of spring 2004 there are 20 volumes(or episodes):

The Band - The Band
Phil Collins - Face Value
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
The Grateful Dead - Anthem To Beauty
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brickroad
Judas Priest - British Steel
Bob Marley - Catch A Fire
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
Metallica - Metallica(Black Album)
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
Lou Reed - Transformer
Paul Simon - Graceland
Steely Dan - Aja
U2 - The Joshua Tree
The Who - Who´s Next
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"Motorhead - Ace Of Spades" is the latest, just watched it the other night. Not as good or interesting as the DP, Maiden or Priest documentaries, they of course also had much better albums to talk about, there really isn't a whole lot to say about AOS it being so straight forward sounding as it is. Lemmy didn't form Motorhead to make "classic" albums, he was just into the speed, the album's classic stature is mainly because of the title track and a few live favourites. It becomes mostly a story of Motorhead's career and history in general, Hawkwind, etc. Best part is actually not the documentary itself but the extras, including Girlschool talking about Lemmy's (apparently) perfect health despite decades of hard living, Lemmy really never seems to age. -The former Bronze Records boss thinks Lemmy must be an alien ! Fun to see Motorhead perform together again in the studio for the first time in 20+ years. I probably should get the Meat Loaf DVD next, as I'm a big Todd Rundgren fan.
 
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The big question is, when are we going to see Rainbow’s Rising and Down To Earth being done?

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The big question is, when are we going to see Rainbow’s Rising and Down To Earth being done?



I hadn't even tought about Rainbow to be featured in the series. If they do, I'm sure it will be Down to Earth (because of the hit singles)... should be Rising though, with all the surviving band members and Martin Birch.

I've yet to find the logic behind the series. Classic albums - where are the Beatles, the Stones? Surely one can say that Sgt. Pepper was the real first pop album , in terms of people not just buying "the latest Beatles LP", but Sgt. Pepper by the Beatles?



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Sgt Pepper, now if there is only one classic album then it´s this one! Should definitly be featured.

Stones, hmmmm. Could be Let It Bleed, Beggar´s Banquet or Exiles On Main Street, what do yo think?
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The Stones one is a difficult question for me as I'm not that familiar with their albums - I've heard the most but won't remember what is on which album (my favourite Stones album is Steel Wheels).

I guess Exile is the one that is thought to be their masterpiece, but I think the series is more biased towards hit albums. Were there bigger hit albums for the Stones, preferrably with hit singles?

Metallica's Metallica as the band's classic album? The album that was a huge commercials success but alienated many fans (me included) and made them a heavy pop band? You just can't talk about Master of Puppets (or Justice For All) and Metallica (the album) in the same sentence, except as negations of each other.
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I guess Exile is the one that is thought to be their masterpiece, but I think the series is more biased towards hit albums. Were there bigger hit albums for the Stones, preferrably with hit singles?



Exiles is considered their masterpiece as a whole album. Though there is in fact no hit single on it or any song that´s known out of context of the album.

Beggars Banquet has Street Fighting Man and Sympathy For The Devil

Let It Bleed has Gimme Shelter and You Can´t Always Get What You Want

I think it´s hard to sum up The Stones with one album only.
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> I think it´s hard to sum up The Stones with one album only.

Same with Rainbow in my mind. I would lean toward Rising, but then "Do You Close Your Eyes" or "Run With The Wolf" pops into my head and I back off a bit as it being the perfect Rainbow album. It's the closest we have, I suppose.

Maybe they need a second series: "Classic [sign in to see URL] You Don't Count These Songs...."

I'd love to see Whitesnake's 1987 album covered. Sound-wise, it's a monster of an album and it would be interesting to hear it picked apart the way they do in this series.

I was trying to picture the series covering something like Slip Of The Tongue. Maybe call it Not-So Classic Albums.

Announcer: On this episode, we delve into Whitesnake's Slip Of The Tongue.

David Coverdale: It seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was utter rubbish.

Announcer: Join us next time when we explore another album that should have been a hell of a lot better.
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Same with Rainbow in my mind. I would lean toward Rising, but then "Do You Close Your Eyes" or "Run With The Wolf" pops into my head and I back off a bit as it being the perfect Rainbow album. It's the closest we have, I suppose.

Maybe they need a second series: "Classic [sign in to see URL] You Don't Count These Songs...."



On Machine Head dvd, Lazy isn't even mentioned. On Number of the Beast, Invaders and Gangland are not discussed (at all, I think).
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