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The Opus

22 EpisodesProduced by Consequence Podcast NetworkWebsite

Consequence of Sound and Sony bring you an exploration of legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. Join host Andy Bothwell as he examines how masterpieces continue to evolve: shaping lives, shaking rafters, and ingraining itself into our culture. Maybe you’re a longtime fan who wants to go deeper.… read more

22 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Blizzard of Ozz: The People vs. Ozzy Osbourne

November 7th, 2019

31:07

The Opus is out of the Blizzard and on Capitol Hill.


Long before he was a teddy bear on reality TV, Ozzy Osbourne was seen as a demon through the eyes …

Blizzard of Ozz: The Unexpected Influence of Ozzy Osbourne

October 31st, 2019

25:30

The Opus is in the thick of the Blizzard now.


Tracing the influence of Ozzy Osbourne leads to some strange and wonderful places -- far beyond the …

Blizzard of Ozz: The Prince of Darkness Finds Unlikely Shelter

October 24th, 2019

25:21

Warning: The Opus is about to get loud.


Ozzy Osbourne wasn't always The Prince of Darkness. It was a long and twisted journey in the lead-up to his …

Welcome to The Opus - Season 5: Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz

October 22nd, 2019

1:35

The Opus is back for a fifth season from Consequence of Sound and Sony. After exploring the legacies of classic records from Bob Dylan (Blood on the Tracks), The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Electric Ladyland), Jeff Buckley …

Red Headed Stranger: The Wonderful World of Willie

October 3rd, 2019

26:00

The Opus is moseying on outta Texas.


Wild horses, weed at the White House, the war in Iraq, and the weird web that ties the world of Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger together. The record that gave Willie his stardom …

Red Headed Stranger: Betting It All on Being Different

September 26th, 2019

23:58

The Opus is still in Texas.


Red Headed Stranger launched an improbable career, created a genre, and changed the world forever. In this installment of …

Red Headed Stranger: Willie Nelson's Outlaw Rebirth

September 19th, 2019

22:38

The Opus is heading to Texas.


Willie Nelson has reached that true iconic status in American culture that very few people ever manage to achieve, …

Welcome to The Opus - Season 4: Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger

September 13th, 2019

1:35

Consequence of Sound and Sony have teamed up once again to bring you the fourth season of The Opus, a podcast that examines the evolving legacy of …

Grace: Keeping Jeff Buckley's Legacy Alive

August 29th, 2019

34:14

The Opus completes its journey with the late Jeff Buckley.


Jeff Buckley hasn't been alive for 22 years, and yet, he has consistently put out "new" music.


Fans can thank Mary Guibert for that. She's head executive of …

Grace: Buckley and Grace After Death

August 22nd, 2019

28:34

The Opus continues its season surrounding the late Jeff Buckley.


Posthumous fame and legacy have been contentious subjects for decades. An early or …

Grace: Post-Gender, Post-Genre: The Voice of Jeff Buckley

August 15th, 2019

35:00

The Opus returns to dig into the mythos of the late Jeff Buckley.


In his time, Buckley rose to fame amidst the prime of '90s masculine alt-rock. And …

Welcome to The Opus - Season 3: Jeff Buckley's Grace

August 13th, 2019

0:53

Consequence of Sound and Sony have teamed up once again to bring you the third season of The Opus, a podcast that examines the evolving legacy of …

Electric Ladyland: The Enduring Legacy of Hendrix

January 31st, 2019

21:31

Decades after his tragic death in 1970, Jimi Hendrix continues to inspire countless souls. From the elusive Hendrix chord to deluxe box sets, the …

Electric Ladyland: The Cinematic Immortality of Hendrix

January 24th, 2019

32:33

From Easy Rider to Forrest Gump and Wayne's World to Woodstock, the legacy of Jimi Hendrix has certainly been aided by the eternal power of cinema. Host Ernest Wilkins is joined by musician and actor Mykele Deville, …

Electric Ladyland: The Studio Wizardry of Hendrix

January 17th, 2019

16:31

A hodge-podge of jam sessions and extended blues homages could have easily transformed into a bloated mess. Instead, the ambling attempt to make the …

Electric Ladyland: The Deification of Jimi Hendrix

January 10th, 2019

22:20

The Opus returns to journey deep into the uncanny realm of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland.


Hendrix's unique, genre-shaping career, coupled with his untimely death, has placed him in a state of rock and …

Welcome to The Opus - Season 2: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland

January 8th, 2019

1:04

Consequence of Sound and Sony bring you an exploration of legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. Join host Ernest Wilkins as he explores how this …

Blood on the Tracks: How Dylan Birthed Bootleg Culture

December 7th, 2018

30:54

From The Basement Tapes to the mythical sessions that would become the just released More Blood, More Tracks collection - bootlegs of Bob Dylan's …

Blood on the Tracks: Evaluating Dylan's Cinematic Legacy

November 30th, 2018

34:16

Our debut season of The Opus continues to dissect Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks, exploring how the legendary album and its ongoing legacy has …

Blood on the Tracks: Beth Orton and Kevin Morby on Dylan's Songwriting Process

November 23rd, 2018

24:14

Our debut season of The Opus continues to dissect Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks, exploring how the legendary album and its ongoing legacy has …

Blood on the Tracks: Canonizing Bob Dylan's Human Opus

November 16th, 2018

30:39

Presenting The Opus: an exploration of legendary albums and their ongoing legacy - beginning with Bob Dylan's 1975 record Blood on the Tracks; the …

Welcome to The Opus - Season 1: Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks

November 12th, 2018

1:10

Consequence of Sound and Sony bring you an exploration of legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. Join host Paula Mejia as she explores how this …

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