Vinyl

60 minutes

A New York music executive in the late 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene.

60 minutes

A New York music executive in the late 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene.

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Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 10 - Alibi

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s1e10 Alibi
April 17, 2016
Zak constructs a dangerous plan to bring down Richie; Kip's excesses threaten an important Nasty Bits gig.
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Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 1 - Pilot

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s1e1 Pilot
February 14, 2016
New York City, 1973. Together with his partners, Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), president of American Century Records, is on the verge of selling his struggling company to German Polygram, in a deal that includes an impending distribution agreement with Led Zeppelin. But after a disastrous meeting, it’s clear that the sale is in jeopardy.
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Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 1 - Pilot
s1e1 Pilot
February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016
Pilot
Series Premiere
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 2 - Yesterday Once More
s1e2 Yesterday Once More
February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016
Yesterday Once More
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 3 - Whispered Secrets
s1e3 Whispered Secrets
February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016
Whispered Secrets
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 4 - The Racket
s1e4 The Racket
March 6, 2016
March 6, 2016
The Racket
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 5 - He in Racist Fire
s1e5 He in Racist Fire
March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016
He in Racist Fire
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 6 - Cyclone
s1e6 Cyclone
March 20, 2016
March 20, 2016
Cyclone
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 7 - The King and I
s1e7 The King and I
March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016
The King and I
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 8 - E.A.B.
s1e8 E.A.B.
April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016
E.A.B.
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 9 - Rock and Roll Queen
s1e9 Rock and Roll Queen
April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016
Rock and Roll Queen
Watch Vinyl Season 1 Episode 10 - Alibi
s1e10 Alibi
April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016
Alibi
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Vuk Matic
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Finally, a show that is not about lawyers, crime-fighting or depressed housewives. An intriguing insight into the world of the music industry during the 70s, with all the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll that you would expect it to have. Highly recommend this show!!! EDIT: Unfortunately the show slowly lost its charm as it progressed, subsequently it has been canceled by HBO
Rob van der Zee
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The dark, organized criminal setting of Martin Scorsese is infused with the gritty, rock and roll ambiance of Mick Jagger. The editing, cinematography, and music in the show are all spectacular. While Vinyl does clearly rely heavily on this sense of style (which it excels in due to amazing production values), it also does feature a compelling story set around the diverse and evolving music industry in NYC during the 1970's. Bobby Cannavale is fantastic as Richie Finesta, a record company executive who began his career in the music industry because of his love of music which in turn gave him a good ear for talent. However the greedy, dehumanizing elements of the corporate aspect of the industry have disenchanted Richie to the point where he now views musicians merely as products. The trials he faces as a business man in the music industry are interesting to behold, from loudmouth rock stars to borderline crazy, drug- addicted radio personalities, to foreign business partners. The corporate side of the industry is contrasted well with the artistic nature of the music itself. The powerful and inspirational effects of good music are demonstrated in a flawless fashion during a few distinct scenes. Crowds go wild to the revolutionary sound that was the epoch of punk rock. The concept of being "in it for the music" vs "selling out" is also a reoccurring theme seen in Vinyl. The heart and soul of a good musician longing to sing the blues outweighs the temptation of selling out to a big record company. Richie's thrill of discovering new and exciting artists is at odds with his plan to sell his record company. The themes depicted in the pilot episode of Vinyl are exciting and clearly come from an experienced eye (Jagger's). This makes the show all the more exciting to behold. Only time will tell if they are built upon in a manner as compelling as that seen in the premiere.
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