Seminal albums set the standard for future work, provide a landmark for fans and artists, as well as forging a place in music history. This series at the British Music Experience explored the development and making of such albums, from art work to arrangement. Producers, designers, musicians and fans commented on the making and reception of these albums whilst playing back the tracks that brought them to notoriety.
Although not always exclusively the first album, a seminal album shows the seed and foundation for future possibilities, developments and, as listeners, enjoyment.
Wednesday 13 June 7.30pm-9pm
To coincide with The Philip Lynott Exhibition currently running at the British Music Experience, we took a look at Thin Lizzy's 1976 album Jailbreak.
Amongst a hefty back catalogue, Jailbreak is widely considered by fans to be one of the greats. As the band's 6th studio album, it contained the hits Running Back and The Boys Are Back in Town. Coming together to discuss the album, its making and its place in history were Jim Fitzparick, long standing collaborator and artist for the bands album covers, Will Reid-Dick, who was the engineer during the making and, from LA via weblink, John Alcock the album's producer.
To refresh your memory of the album, check out the title track live on TOTP in 1976 here.
Mon to Sun from 11am to 7.30pm
(Last entry is at 6.30pm)
Saturday 1 June last entry at 2pm, galleries clear by 3pm
Thursday 6 June last entry at 4pm, galleries clear by 5pm
Tuesday 11 June last entry at 5pm, galleries clear by 6pm
Wednesday 19 June closed all day
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