First broadcast date: 2 April 2017
Founded by radio host, music producer, label owner and journalist, Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, Classic Album Sundays allows listeners to fully immerse themselves into an album by exploring its context, the making of and a full replay of the album on vinyl.
Episode 5 explores the groundbreaking debut album of the New York rock band the Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico. Despite having poor sales upon release, the album went to gain widespread critical acclaim and has been pinpointed as being one of the most influential records of the 20th century. Brian Eno famously stated that although the album only sold 30,000 copies when released, that “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”