In the age of the single download, Jeff Harford rediscovers the album.
Today, any musician contemplating playing every instrument and singing every part on a rock album will be stretched by the task but will at least have unlimited-take digital technology as a safety net.
In the age of the single download, Jeff Harford rediscovers the album. This week: The Bee Gees' Odessa.
By late 1967, much turn-turn-turning over of personnel had effectively reduced the Byrds to a duo, forcing founding members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman to look elsewhere for an answer to the band's declining popularity.
After 15 years of piling provocation upon incitement, Madonna knew her next move needed to take her into very different territory.