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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b021mjc4

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David Gray - White Ladder


John Wilson continues with another recording for the series in which leading artists discuss 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 asks the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances. Singer-songwriter David Gray talks to John Wilson about the album that catapulted him to fame in 2001; White Ladder. Featuring the hits Babylon, This Year's Love and Sail Away, the album became one of the longest-charting in UK chart history, spending almost three consecutive years in the UK top 100, and won Gray an Ivor Novello Award for the single Babylon. To date, David Gray has sold 12 million albums worldwide, received a BAFTA nomination, two Ivor Novello Awards, a Q award, two Brit nominations and a Grammy nomination. Having discussed the making of White Ladder, David Gray responds to questions from the audience and performs acoustic live versions of some of his best-loved tracks. Producer: Edwina Pitman


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 05 December 2017  50m