What is the greatest live album of all time? At The Barrier’s writers take a look at their favourites from the history of live albums.
Paul McCartney is back on the front pages with the Get Back documentary and his book, The Lyrics, recently released. We look back at Wings live in 1973.
We continue our more in-depth reminiscing over the great records of 1971 with a look at the album from Lindisfarne that brought Geordie culture to the world.
We continue our more in-depth reminiscing over the great records of 1971 with a bout of nostalgia that a T.Rex oldie but goldie brings to Mike Ainscoe.
Mike Turnbull re-joins us At The Barrier to share his love of another album that celebrates turning 50 this year. The Who – Who’s Next.
A pictorial memoir of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – 1979-2019.
Sinoptik are a rock trio from Ukraine. They have just released their new album and they join us for more celebration of 1971 and Uriah Heep’s Look At Yourself.
The Prodigy are one of the finest bands ever. Purveyors of a dastardly blend of rave, big beat, dance and metal; they’re a live band for the ages. Dominic Walsh looks back at a gig from 2010.
The Lost Trades join us in our celebration of 1971 with their thoughts on Cat Stevens’ Teaser & The Firecat…and an exclusive cover version to boot!
Time Tunnel: Great Albums of 1971. Boss Keloid on Don McLean’s American Pie…much more than a title track
Ste Arands, drummer with Boss Keloid, writes about his love of Don McLean’s American Pie record and why the album is much more than just the title track.
Aqualung forms part of the pantheon of great records of 1971. This legendary Jethro Tull album gets a 50th anniversary reissue on 26th March.
1971 was a year to savour, musically. So many great albums and bands, but one band that had run their course were The Beatles. Whilst the fab four had gone their separate ways, they were all still making fab music.
We continue our occasional series reappraising a selection of our favourite 1971 albums in greater detail. This time, we have a new close look at the album many saw as the First Folk Rock Opera: Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee.
A long overdue appreciation of one of the great lost albums – Urban Nomad – that welds together various Prog Rock influences.
Rick Pilkington of The Blackheart Orchestra joins us once again to help us celebrate a special year with his 1971 mixtape full of love.