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All In It: British Sea Power's Scott Wilkinson On His Favourite LPs
Richard Foster , March 29th, 2017 09:14

Ahead of British Sea Power's soundtracking of Polish animation at the Barbican as part of Kinoteka Film Festival and the release of new album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, vocalist Scott Wilkinson guides Richard Foster through his favourite albums, from War Of The Worlds to Mighty Sparrow, Pavement and more. Photo by Mayumi Hirata

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Jeff Wayne's - War Of The Worlds
That's a great record! It's truly bananas and the more you listen to it the weirder it gets. Just look at the people who are on it. You've got Phil Lynott and you've got people who've played with David Bowie, and someone who played with the Wombles. Really good musicians. It can be challenging at times, but I suppose that's okay because it sounds very much from that time. It's got a very strong vibe. Then the really good bits are the bits with the synthesizers, that big sound. The story that drives it all is great too. Throw in a bit of HG Wells read by Richard Burton and you can't beat that.


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