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Long Player

An audio essay on a different album each episode. By Ben Burrell.

Tracks

Bob Dylan - 'John Wesley Harding'
On the 29th of July 1966 Bob Dylan was speeding through the backroads of Woodstock, New York on his T100 Triumph motorbike. In an instant he lost control, seconds later he crashed and found himself thrown onto the hard tarmac injuring himself badly.  ……Or did he? This is how an icon retreated from the spotlight and delivered an album that set him free…. We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net I have a Bob Dylan podcast if you're looking for more like this: https://podfollow.com/1361213079 Support the podcast, buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/benburrell Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.  
32:56 02/17/2020
The Smiths - 'Strangeways Here We Come'
Before their 4th album The Smiths had signed for a major record label, the future looked bright for a band that had become indie icons with a series of strong releases.  However by the time the album was released, that bright future was non-existent....as were the band.  This is the final album from The Smiths  We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.  
25:10 02/07/2020
Radiohead - 'OK Computer'
On the 4th September 1995 Radiohead spent 5 hours in a studio with producer Nigel Godrich recording a song called Lucky for a charity album.  They didn’t know it then, but this one off session would change the course of Radiohead and rock n roll forever.  This is the paranoid, uneasy and beautiful story of OK Computer.  We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
42:20 01/30/2020
David Bowie - 'Blackstar'
On the 8th of January 2016, David Bowie released his 25 studio album, 2 days later he was dead.‬ ‪The album acts partly as a diary and partly as a goodbye letter, just like his life David Bowie’s death was a work of art. ‬ We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
28:37 01/16/2020
Oasis - 'Standing on the Shoulder of Giants'
‪With their fourth album Oasis hired a big pop producer and adopted a new sound to regain their title as the biggest band in the world. ‬ ‪It didn’t work out.‬ ‪But they might have made their best sounding album in the process. ‬ We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
28:12 01/08/2020
Joni Mitchell - 'Blue'
‪In the spring of 1970 Joni Mitchell took a break from music to travel to Crete, she would return to the US with a masterpiece.‬ ‪This is the story of Blue. We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
31:26 01/01/2020
Led Zeppelin - 'Led Zeppelin IV'
For their fourth LP (and after a mini crisis for the band) Led Zeppelin stripped everything back and let the music do the talking.   This is the story of Led Zeppelin IV. We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
32:37 12/24/2019
Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires of the City'
With their 3rd album Vampire Weekend left the collage campus and ventured out into the real world, they would never be the same again.  This week we look at an album that saw a band growing up in more ways than one.  We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
27:02 12/18/2019
Arctic Monkeys - 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'
In the second episode of Long Player we take a look at an album that divides opinion and rightfully so.  We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net
34:22 12/11/2019
The Clash - 'London Calling'
In the first episode of Long Player we take a look at this classic album that changed rock n roll forever, despite the fact it was trying to destroy it.  We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell. Written, produced and narrated by Ben Burrell.  Original music By Jordan Drury.  Long Player is a Fuelled By Coffee media production www.fuelledbycoffee.net Disclaimer: I do not own any music used in this podcast. It is used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
35:45 12/01/2019