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Playlist: Listen, my friends! ~ April 2016

April 22, 2016

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In the words of Moby Grape… listen, my friends! Yes, it’s the (hopefully) monthly playlist presented by George’s Journal just for you good people.

There may be one or two classics to be found here dotted in among different tunes you’re unfamiliar with or have never heard before – or, of course, you may’ve heard them all before. All the same, why not sit back, listen away and enjoy…

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CLICK on the song titles to hear them

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The New Vaudeville Band ~ Winchester Cathedral (1966)

Murray Head ~ She Was Perfection (1967)

Fairport Convention ~ Si Tu Dois Partir (1969)

Augusto Martelli ~ Beryl’s Tune (1970)¹

The Lettermen ~ I’m Only Sleeping (1972)

Neil Richardson ~ Another Happening (1972)²

Tom Jones ~ The Young New Mexican Puppeteer (1972)  

Shirley Bassey ~ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (1976)

Shawn Phillips ~ Jam for World In Action (1977)³

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ~ Electricity (1979)

Cozy Powell ~ Theme One (1979)4

Thompson Twins ~ Lay Your Hands On Me (1984)

Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood and Dhani Harrison ~
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2004)5

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¹ As featured in the 1970 sexy but dubious Italian fantasy flick Il Dio Serpente (The Snake God)

² Belonging to the marvellously monikered Boosey & Hawkes music library, this piece has in recent years been used to soundtrack the opening of BBC4’s fascinating Britain On Film programme, a compilation of clips from Rank’s Look at Life documentary shorts that were screened in UK cinemas back in the ’60s

³ The strident, even stark, but iconic track that was adopted for (or, depending on which sources you choose to believe, originally written for) the opening and closing to ITV’s ground-breaking investigative journalism-tastic current affairs show World In Action (1968-93)

4 The irresistible synth-drum-tastic version of the tune written by the great, late George Martin as a theme for BBC Radio 1 on its launch in 1967; George Martin passed away aged 90 on March 8

5 A performance of the George Harrison masterpiece from a quite brilliant supergroup that could have been at a US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, featuring a quite magnificently showy and stunning guitar solo from the squiggly diddly rock-pop-icon-cum-love-machine whom died yesterday (April 21) at the age of 57

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