2/2. Don Letts celebrates 50 years of Island Records, the eclectic indie label nurtured by record producer Chris Blackwell , who sold it in 1989. Today he recalls the label's top albums, from Nick Drake 's Five Leaves Left (1969), Fairport Convention's Liege and Lief (1969) and Cat Stevens 's Teaser and the Firecat
(1971) to Sparks' Kimono My House (1974), U2's War (1983) and Pulp's Different Class, plus groundbreaking LPs by Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals and Jimmy Cliff. With input by U2 manager Paul McGuinness , ex-Island executive Nick Stewart and, discussing the creative freedom given them by Island, singer Bono,
Marianne Faithfull , Grace Jones , Tricky, Paul Weller , Amy Winehouse , The Fratellis, Florence and The Machine and Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens).
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