Mastertapes

John Wilson talks with musicians about a career-defining album, and a live audience also puts questions. Featuring exclusive live performances.

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Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events


John Wilson returns with another edition of Mastertapes the programme in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé takes us back to her debut album "Our Version of Events", the UK’s biggest selling record of 2012 which spent more consecutive weeks in the British charts than any other debut album, breaking a record held for 50 years by The Beatles. Featuring the singles Next To Me, Heaven, Clown and Read all About It, the album made her a household name and she was the only artist to perform at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics. Our Version of Events went on to win the BRIT Award for Album of the Year and Emeli was named Best British Female Artist. Emeli Sandé responds to questions from the audience and performs acoustic live versions of some of the tracks from the album. Complete versions of the songs performed in the programme can be heard on the Mastertapes pages on the Radio 4 website. Producer: Edwina Pitman


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 28 November 2017  46m