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Discumentary: R.E.M. "Life's Rich Pageant"

University of Georgia dropouts Bill Berry, Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Michael Stipe recorded "Lifes Rich Pageant" in 1986, their fourth album on IRS Records. The album produced the single, "Cuyahoga" and solidified them in the college rock world.

Good Old War - Calling Me Names

Discumentary: The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Sgt. Pepper's was released in June of 1967, solidifying the Beatles new style introduced in their 1966 album Revolver. The complex and arrangements along with Martin's innovative production style recreated rock music in an album that Rolling Stone considers to be the greatest of all time.

Discumentary: Warren Zevon "Excitable Boy"

Before this album was released Warren Zevon was a singer/songwriter with a few albums out. His biggest claim to fame was that Linda Ronstadt had recorded some of his songs. "Excitable Boy" was the big breakout album for him, containing the big hit "Werewolves of London", a song that takes days to...

Discumentary: The Eurythmics "Touch"

Many call this a groundbreaking album, as it experimented with rapid electronic beats long before the word "techno" was ever thought up as a music genre. It was also tremendously successful commercially, generating three hits that were eased into popularity thanks to the newly assembled MTV.

Discumentary: John Hammond "Wicked Grin"

A remarkable album of songs written by Tom Waits, performed by John Hammond, produced by Tom Waits. The result leads to new interpretations of some of Waits' best known songs, and a feat rarely seen in the music industry.

Discumentary: Ben Harper "Diamonds On the Inside"

This 2003 released was the first time in 10 years that Ben Harper did not credit his band, Innocent Criminals, even though the band did back him, aided by new addition Marc Ford, formerly of the Black Crowes. The songs reveal a wide range of influences as Harper deftly mixes gospel, soul, rock, and...

Discumentary: Robert Randolph & The Family Band "Unclassified"

“Unclassified” is the 2nd full release from New Jersey native and Sacred Steel genius Robert Randolph and his Family Band. Showing influences that range from The Allman Brothers to Bootsy Collins to Mahalia Jackson, Randolph fully realized his musical vision on this release, creating a unique...

40 Years Down The Beatles' Abbey Road

On October 1, 1969, the Abbey Road album by The Beatles made its U.S. debut, the final one recorded by the band before dissolving into history. For the 40th anniversary of this influential pop masterpiece, WYEP presented a series of features giving the stories behind each of the album's songs...

Live & Direct: Night Beds

Discumentary: Aretha Franklin "Lady Soul"

Aretha's third album for Atlantic records, this one includes the hits "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and Chain of Fools. It also reatures an impressive collection of musicians, including a young Eric Clapton.

Live and Direct from the WYEP Studios

Hear the best in-studio performance from WYEP in 2011. Including: Fitz and the Tantrums, North Mississippi All Stars, Warren Haynes, The Avett Brothers, Iron & Wine, The Jayhawks, KT Tunstall, Dawes, and many more.

Graffiti6 - "Free"

Discumentary: Lauryn Hill "The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill"

Following the huge success of the Fugees, Lauryn Hill went solo with this one. Creating a disc of very personal songs, she demonstrated just how versatile Hip Hop could be. It also showed that Hill could be a force on her own, by winning 5 Grammy Awards and earning a Gold Record.

Discumentary: Peter Gabriel "So"

For his fifth album, Peter Gabriel teamed up with producer Daniel Lanois to produce his most upbeat and fun album, titled "So". Gabriel also recruited the help of musicians such as Kate Bush, African singer Youssou N'Dour and The Police's Stewart Copland. The album became Gabriel's breakout success...

Discumentary: X "Los Angeles"

Narrative songs and harmonies gave the band X an edge in the Los Angeles punk music scene. Produced by Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, Los Angeles includes a cover of Jim Morrison's "Soul Kitchen."

Discumentary: George Harrison "All Things Must Pass"

Harrison's first non-Beatle album was actually a triple album. Now available on a double CD set, It proves to be one of the best of his solo career. Produced by Phil Spector, and featuring appearances by Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Peter Frampton to name a few.

Discumentary: Erin McKeown: "Grand"

McKeown's third album, features songs all written by her. She along with producer and musician David Chalfant and drummer Brian Jones, played all the music on this album. It not only explores various musical styles and shows off McKeown's talent, but also was somewhat inspired by the life of Judy...

Discumentary: The Allman Brothers "Eat A Peach"

The Allman Brothers 1972 release "Eat A Peach" features the last work of founder and slide guitarist Duane Allman who died in a motorcycle accident during the recording process. The album is consider the standard bearer for southern blues/rock and features the classic tracks "Melissa" and "Blue Sky...

2008 Local Music Year in Review

Cindy Howes hosts this look back at the year in the Pittsburgh local music scene.

Live & Direct: Brett Dennen

Discumentary: Van Morrison "Astral Weeks"

The former lead singer of Them released his second solo album which became a favorite of critics. The album was recorded in two days in a New York City studio and was ranked as the 19th greatest album of all time, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.

2011 Year in Review Countdown

Rosemary Welsch counts down WYEP's Top 50 albums of 2011.

Re(imagiNATION) Finalists

Discumentary: Moby "Play"

After becoming a popular DJ, and the success of his first few techno albums, Moby makes one of his most diverse albums. Here he strays from strictly eclectronica and blends elements of rock, blues, gospel and hip-hop, and even plays every instrument on the album.

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