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Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness' The Album Years podcast returns

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The popular The Album Years podcast from Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness has returned for a second series. The podcast, which features the No-Man members discussing the important album releases of a specific year in their own unique style has proved a hit with listeners, charting highly around the globe.

In the first episode the pair discuss 1981, looking at releases, from, among others, Rush, Iron Maiden, Pat Metheny, Rupert Hine and Phil Collins' debut album Face Value.

"Taking in Post-Punk, Electro-Pop, Metal, Progressive, Jazz and more, in this edition Wilson and Bowness discuss artists as diverse as Japan, A Certain Ratio, Rush, Grace Jones, Rupert Hine, OMD, Pat Metheny, Iron Maiden, Magazine and others," the pair say. "Against all odds, they also make a valiant attempt to defend Phil Collins' masterwork Face Value! Launched at the beginning of the UK lockdown in 2020, The Album Years ended up being in the Top 5 music podcast charts in nearly 30 countries."

The first series of the podcast ran for 12 episodes, looking at years ranging from 1967 to 1998.

Listen to The Album Years.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.