Virgin Records: 40 years of disruptions

Platform: iPhone & iPad

Category: Music

Version: 1.1

Downloads: 170

Price: Free

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Virgin Records: 40 years of disruptions, curated in a ground-breaking app.  Relive the excitement of Virgin’s disruptive innovation over the decades.  Absorb music released by Virgin, either through streaming via Spotify or purchasing chosen tracks.  Enjoy iconic sleeve and label art, in-depth track information, specially compiled sleeve notes - in fact, the whole story of this iconic label from its origins as Virgin Records to its status as Virgin EMI Records today.

In six triple edition compilations you can discover the rich plethora of artistic acts championed by Virgin.  From its inception the label empowered newly formed musical genres, breaking its teeth in prog rock with Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, Faust’s Krautrock and then discovering its own path through the raw and energetic 1970s with the Sex Pistols and Punk era.  Not missing a beat, Virgin EMI Records today has captured a new breed of global stars – Professor Green, Emeli Sandé, Bastille, to mention only a few of the greats.

Features:
* Listen to six triple Digital Editions – compilations of various artists with track previews and purchase tracks from the newly remastered editions and/or stream the music into the editions via Spotify subscription. The Digital Editions are: Virgin Records: 40 years of disruptions; Losing Our Virginity (The First Years ‘73-’77); Never Trust A Hippy (Punk & New Wave ‘76-’79); New Gold Dreams (Post-Punk & New Romantic ‘79-’83); Methods of Dance (Electronica & Leftfield ‘73-’87); and Fascinating Rhythms (Sound Systems & Dancefloor). Read in-depth sleeve notes by renowned music journalists Adrian Thrills, Paul Sexton, Zoë Howe, Daryl Easlea, Tom Seabrook and Mike Diver.

* Read the official Virgin Records story in seventeen visually stunning chapters. Opening with a foreword from Sir Richard Branson, followed by the incredible story of Virgin as a dynamic symbol of excellence and excitement in the music business over the years and still pushing beyond the boundaries today. The story covers Virgin’s contribution to the international successes of acts such as Mike Oldfield, the Sex Pistols, Phil Collins, Genesis, The Human League, Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, The Chemical Brothers, The Spice Girls, The Verve, Lenny Kravitz, Professor Green, Emeli Sandé and many, many more...

* Stream a selection of videos celebrating the inaugural era of the Virgin 40 story in the 1970s with epic performances from Mike Oldfield and Tangerine Dream.

* Watch an exclusive 45-minute art video made especially for the October 2013 Virgin 40 Exhibition shown in London.

* Celebrate the 2013 live Virgin 40 events with iconic images captured at Virgin EMI Records’ artists’ shows held at London’s premier concert venue, Koko, including those of Emeli Sandé, Bastille, Josh Record, Simple Minds, Heaven 17 and Jazzie B’s Soul II Soul. Also enjoy unseen and exclusive pictures, of the Virgin 40 Exhibition from its installation to the party on opening night in October.

* Supporting War Child — Virgin Records are very proud to be able to support the international charity War Child. War Child believes in one thing: Children are always the innocent victims of war and there is no excuse for their lives to be torn apart by it. For 20 years, War Child has proved you can protect children and young people from the brutal effect of conflict and help rebuild their lives.


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