So you know about the music of course. You may have also noticed audio dramas, plays, poetry, sound effect albums as well as TV, film, and videogame soundtracks on Spotify too. Another category you might not be aware of are music documentaries and artist interviews. Spotify has a good selection of artist interviews, especially from “hall of fame” rock stars and heavyweights such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Frank Zappa (ironically just the few artists whose actual music is still being withheld from music streaming services). Here’s a look at ten artists with interview albums on Spotify!
The Beatles – Here There and Everywhere
The Beatles interviewed in 1965 by Derek Taylor, their former press officer. There are a few other interview albums with the Beatles on Spotify so just do a search!
Johnny Cash – The Interview
The Man In Black talking and being interviewed at various stages in his lengthy career.
The Doors – Lost Interview Tapes
Circus magazine reporter Salli Stevenson talks to Jim Morrison in 1970, just nine months before his untimely death.
Billie Holiday – Rare (Previously Unreleased Material And Interviews)
Jazz legend Billie Holiday interviewed in 1949 and 1956.
John Lennon – Testimony: John Lennon “In His Own Words”
John Lennon interviewed by Bob Miles in December 1980. Recorded at Geffen Records in NYC, this radio interview was one of the last Lennon ever gave.
Madonna – The Interview
Released in 2010, this album features disjointed snippets of Madonna speaking at various stages in her career (with an eternal Casio loop in the background). One for die-hard fans only.
The Prodigy – The Interview
British electronic band The Prodigy interviewed in the run up to the release of their album “The Fat of the Land” in 1997. There’s also excerpts of reviews, a potted history, and “industry experts” talking about the band.
Elvis Presley – The Complete Interviews from 1955 – 1977
There are loads of Elvis interview albums on Spotify. Here’s Volume 1 of a set to get you started.
Sex Pistols – The Interviews
Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious and the other Pistols interviewed between 1977 and 1978, including the infamous Bill Grundy interview that shocked the nation.