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James Brown 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'

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'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' was James Brown's statement of intent as he abandoned soulful ballads in favour of a raw and frenetic new sound.

The Blues Brothers 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love'

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His role as producer of The Blues Brothers soundtrack left Bob Tischler in charge of recording some of the best musicians of the 20th century, while managing conflicting shooting schedules and coping with the day-to-day effects of John Belushi's prodigious cocaine habit.

808 State 'Pacific State'

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Born of the fertile late‑'80s Manchester music scene, 808 State's 'Pacific State' was a landmark in British house music.

Tomorrow 'My White Bicycle'

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Tomorrow's pioneering paean to the joys of communal public transport has proved to be a classic of the British psychedelic underground.

Tom Petty 'Learning To Fly'

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While Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne’s writing partnership was certainly successful, it was the partnership between Jeff Lynne and engineer Richard Dodd that gave the records their distinctive sparkle.

Shirley Bassey 'Goldfinger'

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Engineer Eric Tomlinson recorded a host of classic soundtracks during his 40-year career, not to mention what's...

The Velvet Underground 'Heroin'

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Its status as one of pop's most influential albums is clear, but the circumstances surrounding the creation of The Velvet Underground & Nico have always been clouded. We asked Andy Warhol's co-producer to set the record straight.

The Clash 'White Riot' Classic Tracks

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When the Clash entered the studio for the first time they were determined not to sacrifice their punk principles, and the fates — not to mention a sympathetic engineer and a negligent record company — were on their side...

Electric Light Orchestra 'Don't Bring Me Down'

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Melding Beatlesque pop melodies with symphonic strings, multi-layered vocals and leader Jeff Lynne's generally overblown production of his own compositions

Beastie Boys 'Sabotage'

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The standout track from the Beastie Boys' smash hit Ill Communication album nearly didn't make it onto the record at all — and when it did, it was the eight-track ADAT mix that made the final cut.

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