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Friday 27 November 2009

The Streets Original Pirate Material reaches Zane Lowes Masterpieces.

The Streets 2002 debut album Original Pirate Material has been honoured with Zane Lowe's Masterpieces 2009. 

BBC Radio 1's very own master of all things really-good-musakified DJ, Zane Lowe, will present The return of Masterpieces. Four of the greatest albums of all time will be played in full on Zane's shows as we learn about the influence these artists had on other successful acts. Also includes interviews with the artists involved.

Masterpieces is renowned for it's success and being a commendable introduction of music genres to Zane's younger listeners.

Past Masterpieces include Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV,
Guns N' Roses - 'Appetite For Destruction',
Public Enemy - 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back',
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses,
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine and
The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation.

This years awesome foursome announced for 2009 is

The Streets - Original Pirate Material 
Daft Punk - Discovery
The Clash - London Calling
Metallica - Metallica

Original Pirate Material
Released May 2002 (UK) Original Pirate Material, the ground-breaking album about being young and raw, with piano loops through indie garage beats was completely different because it was so honest, sharing day-to-day circumstances at a time when everything else was either over glamorised or an utter sob-story.
written, arranged, produced, 'beat-talked' and mixed by Mike Skinner, It is hard to talk about Original Pirate Material in past-tense because it was so fresh and true in 2002 - the same excitement and adoration is exuberated from today's generation when they too discover OPM for their first time.
With well respected classics such as Has It Come To This? Lets Push Things Forward, Don't Mug Yourself, Turn the Page, Geezers Need Excitement, Its Too Late, The Irony Of It All  and Weak Become Heroes, this was the album to gain Mike Skinner a huge amount of respect and loyalty from the fans that rightfully still stand strong by Skinners side today, as witnessed when an army of European Streets fans followed Skinner to each and every venue of The Streets October 2009 tour of America.
Addolorata 27th November 2009

The Streets Original Pirate Material will be aired on Tuesday 1st December. When asked recently by Zane Lowe "Have you heard the good news about Pirate?" Mike Skinner replied on his Twitter feed "yes i got an email about it. cant really take it all in to be honest. those sorts of honours are very surreal"

To be a part of it, tune in to Zane Lowe BBC Radio 1 From Mon 30 Nov - Thu 3 Dec between 7-9pm

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