From the makers of Classic Rock magazine, The 20 Million Club looks at the biggest-selling albums of all time and asks: are they REALLY all that good? Hosted by British broadcasting legend Nicky Horne with guests from the Classic Rock team, prepare for the best-selling albums of all time to be re-evaluated, celebrated and occasionally eviscerated as we ask: What's so good about them? What are the greatest tracks and which could you live without? What would you change about the record? Who comes out of the album best? And of course: why did they sell so many?
Episode 2 - Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin's 4th album was released in November 1971. Housed in an anonymous sleeve, with no band name and no album title, the record company feared that it was commercial suicide. The idiots. It became the band's best-selling album. Why? The team consider hype, black magic, stairways to heaven, hippy-Hobbity shit and more.
Episode 1 - Back In Black
AC/DC’s 7th album was released on 25 July 1980. Their first with singer Brian Johnson, it came out just months after the death of Bon Scott, AC/DC’s previous frontman. Housed in a plain black sleeve, with a new singer and a tragic backstory, Back In Black went on to sell over 50 million copies world-wide to become the best-selling rock album of all-time. But c'mon: is it THAT good?
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How good is it to have Nicky Horne back again! Loved ‘Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It’ on Capital Radio way back in the seventies! That dates me... Anyway, to my reason for this comment, what in the name of *#@!&*! has AC/DC got to do with Heavy Metal! It is pure Rock... I watched a video on Led Zeppelin and they were defined as Heavy Metal!!! Come on guys, I love Rock and a I love Heavy Metal but they’re two entirely different genres. Thank you, I feel better for that...
Gosh I didn’t enjoy that. Nicky Horne is superb, and I could listen to him all day, but a very odd piece coming from two people that got to the album from Heart and the Alarm.
It’s not my favourite album, and I haven’t played it for donkeys years, but much of this critique gets it, I my mind very wrong indeed. Sorry.
Such a good podcast. Enjoyed listening.