Prince & The Revolution's Purple Rain.
July 10, 2015 All Songs intern Julian Ring picks his all-time favorite episode of the show, one that asks: Can you judge an album by its first song? For a handful of classic records, absolutely.
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November 4, 2014 On this week's All Songs Considered, Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry joins hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to share songs and discuss his upcoming album, Avonmore.
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Clockwise from upper left: Bryan Ferry, Night Beds, Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace, Ex-Cops, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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January 30, 2013 On this week's show we've got a hard-to-find cut from Thom Yorke's latest project, Atoms For Peace. You'll also hear Bryan Ferry's Roxy Music re-imagined as '20s jazz instrumentals. (It's not as crazy as you'd think). Plus the shape-shifting sounds of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Night Beds and more.
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Roxy Music's eight studio albums are now collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982.
October 15, 2012 Ed Ward connects the dots of the British band's eight studio albums, which were just collected in a box set.
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October 13, 2008 So much to hear. So little time. You can spend your entire life devouring music, both new and old, and barely scratch the surface of all there is to discover. NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon is trying to make it a little easier for music fans with his new book: 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we talk with Tom about his new book and listen to some of the incredible music he selected, as well as some of the ones we think he missed.
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