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Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013

BBC Radio 4 - The Art of SequencingLast Monday, we told you about BBC Radio 4 in the UK broadcasting 'The Art Of Sequencing' on January 31st. During the show Guy Garvey from Elbow considers the challenge of turning a collection of songs into a coherent single piece of art, and how this has changed in the days of downloading single tracks.

Pink Floyd felt so strongly that classic albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here should be heard as complete works that they took their record company to court in an attempt to retain their artistic integrity. In the show, Nick Mason, Pink Floyd's drummer talks about the court case and sequencing the Floyd's albums. He also talks about how sequences of tracks on albums can be used to tuck away a track that wasn't quite so successful during the recording, but that still needs including on an album for various reasons!

Garvey has strong opinions about the integrity of an album's sequencing, and elsewhere in the programme he talks to Peter Hammill about sequencing on his solo albums and with his prog rock band Van der Graaf Generator.

It's a fascinating listen, and thanks to the BBC's catch-up service, iPlayer, they have the show available to listen to on demand for (at time of writing) more than a year, through this link.

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