Essential Vinyl

Essential Vinyl

From killer classics to modern day masterpieces – these are the albums you need to know and the albums you need to own.

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Season 1


Jimmy Barnes 'Soul Deep 30' Exclusive

Jimmy Barnes on Soul Deep 30: the hit album that almost didn't exist. An Essential Vinyl exclusive

Jimmy Barnes 'Soul Deep 30' Exclusive

Jimmy Barnes on Soul Deep 30: the hit album that almost didn't exist. An Essential Vinyl exclusive

27:32

EP12 - S1

16 Jun 22

Class of '91 - Guns N' Roses 'Use Your Illusion 1 & 2'

Warning: Explicit Themes + Drug References. Essential Vinyl 'Use Your Illusion 1 & 2', the tour, on the 30th anniversary. Includes interviews and full songs.

Class of '91 - Guns N' Roses 'Use Your Illusion 1 & 2'

Warning: Explicit Themes + Drug References. Essential Vinyl 'Use Your Illusion 1 & 2', the tour, on the 30th anniversary. Includes interviews and full songs.

49:54

EP11 - S1

8 Nov 21

Class of '91 - REM 'Out of Time' | U2 'Achtung Baby’

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of these Essential Vinyl albums, with full song plays and exclusive interviews.

Class of '91 - REM 'Out of Time' | U2 'Achtung Baby’

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of these Essential Vinyl albums, with full song plays and exclusive interviews.

46:50

EP10 - S1

4 Nov 21

Ed Sheeran '=' Exclusive

In an exclusive, Ed Sheeran showcases "=" as Essential Vinyl. 

Ed Sheeran '=' Exclusive

In an exclusive, Ed Sheeran showcases "=" as Essential Vinyl. 

29:45

EP09 - S1

28 Oct 21

Class of '91 - Metallica 'Black' | RHCP 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik'

30 years on, exclusive interviews take you inside these Essential Vinyl albums, with music played from vinyl.

Class of '91 - Metallica 'Black' | RHCP 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik'

30 years on, exclusive interviews take you inside these Essential Vinyl albums, with music played from vinyl.

59:49

EP08 - S1

23 Sep 21

Class of '91 – Pearl Jam ‘Ten’ | Nirvana ‘Nevermind’

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of these two Essential Vinyl albums with exclusive interviews and iconic tracks.

Class of '91 – Pearl Jam ‘Ten’ | Nirvana ‘Nevermind’

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of these two Essential Vinyl albums with exclusive interviews and iconic tracks.

44:56

EP07 - S1

22 Sep 21

Lady Gaga 'The Fame' | Beyoncé '4'

Disco sticks, bluffin' muffins, and girls who run the world - Gaga and Beyonce take you inside these Essential Vinyl albums.

Lady Gaga 'The Fame' | Beyoncé '4'

Disco sticks, bluffin' muffins, and girls who run the world - Gaga and Beyonce take you inside these Essential Vinyl albums.

47:09

EP06 - S1

8 Apr 21

AC/DC 'Power Up' | Foo Fighters 'Medicine At Midnight'

AC/DC's Angus and Brian and the Foo Fighters' Dave and Nate share personal stories about these Essential Vinyl masterpieces.

AC/DC 'Power Up' | Foo Fighters 'Medicine At Midnight'

AC/DC's Angus and Brian and the Foo Fighters' Dave and Nate share personal stories about these Essential Vinyl masterpieces.

45:45

EP05 - S1

25 Mar 21

P!nk ‘Missundaztood’ | Avril Lavigne ‘Let Go’

Let P!nk and Avril take you inside two Essential Vinyl albums that shaped the pop sound of a new millennium. 

P!nk ‘Missundaztood’ | Avril Lavigne ‘Let Go’

Let P!nk and Avril take you inside two Essential Vinyl albums that shaped the pop sound of a new millennium. 

45:27

EP04 - S1

16 Feb 21

Foo Fighters ‘The Colour And The Shape’ | QOTSA ‘Songs For The Deaf’

Featuring interviews with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, these two Essential Vinyl albums make for a ripping rock’n’Grohl story.

Foo Fighters ‘The Colour And The Shape’ | QOTSA ‘Songs For The Deaf’

Featuring interviews with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, these two Essential Vinyl albums make for a ripping rock’n’Grohl story.

49:37

EP03 - S1

16 Feb 21

Ed Sheeran ‘+’ | Taylor Swift ‘Red’

Go inside the stories of these Essential Vinyl albums with personal insights from Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

Ed Sheeran ‘+’ | Taylor Swift ‘Red’

Go inside the stories of these Essential Vinyl albums with personal insights from Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

47:51

EP02 - S1

17 Feb 21

Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’ | Eagles ‘Hotel California’

Celebrate as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours turns 45 & the Eagles album it dethroned from top of the charts

Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’ | Eagles ‘Hotel California’

Celebrate as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours turns 45 & the Eagles album it dethroned from top of the charts

48:19

EP01 - S1

17 Feb 21

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