Premiering on VH1 in March, "Ultimate Albums" is a new series that examines a single important record in each weekly one-hour episode, recounting in detail why it connected the artist and the audience, and how it forever changed their lives and our culture.
Focusing primarily on records from the CD era (post-1985), "Ultimate Albums" goes behind the music-making of Def Leppard's Pyromania, Metallica, Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom, Led Zeppelin IV and Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood, among many others.
In revealing, in-depth interviews, the artists and songwriters, band members, producers and confidants tell the powerful real stories of how their greatest works were transformed from riffs and lyrics to musical legacies. "Ultimate Albums" surveys the social, cultural, emotional and political backdrop of the times, takes fans deep into the heart of the artist and chronicles what happened when their work collided with the world outside -- from the games, ads and movies that access the music and embody it in the culture, to the influence each record has had on millions of fans and fellow musicians.
Viewers can log on to VH1.com to check out album art, video clips, sound clips from the albums, a radio station featuring VH1's 100 greatest albums, and polls to vote for favorite albums/songs/artists, plus message boards for fans' comments and critiques (that may be used in the show) and more.
The executive producers are George Moll and Paul Gallagher.
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