George Harrison’s first solo tour following the breakup of The Beatles began in November 1974, prior to the release of his fifth studio album, Dark Horse.
Queen’s operatic and torch flavoured elements once again rose to the fore with A Day At The Races, clearing another hurdle with aplomb. Groucho Marx even sent the group a handwritten note to congratulate them on...
A Night At The Opera, as we all now know, is a masterpiece. Everything from its title (borrowed from The Marx Brothers 1935 movie) to the music, the album’s artwork and the whole pomp and circumstance...
Extra Texture is George’s ‘soul record’, one where he both bares his soul and takes a more soulful approach to the songs than he'd done on much of his solo material to this point in his...
John Lennon's 1973 album Mind Games, touched on many themes and vignettes from John’s life – but this time avoided overtly political themes.
When 'Midnite Vultures' made its debut in 1999, Beck described the album as the “real follow-up” to his 1996 landmark ‘Odelay’.
This was rock, but not as we had known it from U2 before. Achtung Baby was an album open to sounds and hues as it recalibrated their sound for the 1990s.
'Brainwashed', a musically varied album, full of gems, was George Harrison's 12th and final album.
Queen were aware that topping the anthems on News Of The World would take some doing, so decided on a more eclectic approach. The result was the Jazz album.
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.