R.E.M. released ‘Green’ to coincide with the US presidential election. Michael Stipe said they intended the album to be a gesture of hope and encouragement.
The sonic shift in the 1998 album revealed an even deeper, joyfully melodious exploration of Beck’s individuality.
George Harrison’s ‘Cloud Nine’, co-produced with ELO’s Jeff Lynne and a serious return to form, also included his third US No.1 ‘Got My Mind Set On You’.
Queen's sixth album, ‘News of the World’, was a return to their original 'rootsier' sound. The world was waiting and didn’t we just love the Queen’s Jubilee year of 1977.
R.E.M. booked a five-night stand at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, lasting from 30 June to 5 July 2007, with advance billing referring to the shows as “public rehearsals”.
George Harrison’s Gone Troppo is an album that has improved with age; put it on and cast your mind back to a time when the world was a very different place.
The 1980 album laid the exciting ground rules for what U2 could be.
In May 1984, U2 convened at Slane Castle in Dublin, where the gothic ballroom was chosen as the location for early sessions on what became 'The Unforgettable Fire.'
The band's second album included anthems such as 'Gloria' and 'Fire,' as their reputation grew ever more powerful.
Artistically, ‘Automatic For The People’ arguably remains R.E.M’s high-water mark. It continues to attract plaudits from far and wide.
Released on 4 October 1974, John Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges’ was based on the walls around him and the bridges burned that were being rebuilt.
With their ‘Monster’ album, R.E.M. got back to making what guitarist Peter Buck described as a "real noisy rock’n’roll record”.
Arguably less immediate and less accessible than previous R.E.M. landmark albums, ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’ was a sprawling, “White Album”-esque affair.
'Imagine' is John Lennon’s second solo album release, in the autumn of 1971, full of brilliant songs, great hooks and John’s ever-present acerbic wit.
‘Document’ gave R.E.M. the chance to further broaden their palette, fashioning songs from riffs written on instruments such as mandolins and accordions.