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Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores the links between albums and the cities they were recorded in and argues that Blue Lines by Massive Attack is the definitive Bristol album.

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, founder of Classic Album Sundays, turns her attention to Bristol in the fifth episode of 'Sounds of a City'. She argues that 'Blue Lines' by Massive Attack is the album that sounds like Bristol.
Featuring interviews with Robert '3D' Del Naja, Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey, Mark Stewart, James Lavelle, Inkie, Roni Size and more. Colleen delves into how bass culture, graffiti, punk and politics are represented both in Bristol and within the grooves of 'Blue Lines'. She also makes the case for its lasting legacy with musicians in and outside Bristol.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Massive Attack

    Hymn Of The Big Wheel

    • Wild Bunch Records.
  • Massive Attack

    Hymn Of The Big Wheel bed

    • Wild Bunch Records.
  • Massive Attack

    Safe From Harm

    • Virgin.
  • Prince Buster


    • Wildbells.
  • Willie Williams

    Armagideon Time

    • studio one.
  • Massive Attack & Horace Andy

    Five Man Army

    • Wild Bunch.
  • The Cortinas

    Fascist Dictator (Single)

  • The Pop Group

    She Is Beyond Good And Evil

    • She Is Beyond Good And Evil.
    • Radar Records.
  • Grand Master Caz And Chris Stein

    Wild Style Subway Rap 2(Scratch Mix By Charlie Chase)

    • wild style.
    • Animal Records.
  • Eric B. & Rakim

    Move the Crowd (Wild Bunch Remix)

    • 4th & Broadway.
  • Massive Attack


    • Blue Lines.
    • Circa.
    • 3.
  • Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five And Grandmaster Melle Mel

    Beat Street

    • Atlantic.
  • Massive Attack

    Blue Lines

    • Wild Bunch.
  • Massive Attack

    Be Thankful for What You’ve Got

    • Wild Bunch.
  • Massive Attack & Horace Andy

    One Love

    • Wild Bunch.
  • Massive Attack

    Unfinished Sympathy

    • Virgin.


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