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Darkness And Relief: Sean Lennon's 13 Favourite Albums
Patrick Clarke , July 19th, 2017 11:03

From Herbie Hancock's darkest depths to Brian Eno's anxiety-relieving light, Sean Lennon guides Patrick Clarke through thirteen records that changed his life

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Alain Goraguer - Soundtrack to 'La Planete Sauvage'
To say anything is my favourite album is a bit of a lie because I change my mind from hour to hour, but if I had to choose a desert island album it would be this. I have such a personal sentimental attachment to it because I used to watch that film with my dad, and when he died there was a video cassette left and I watched it a lot. It got me into drawing, and the music is the first musical experience I ever had when I wanted to figure out a song. I was only 6 or 7 but I wanted to figure that music out. I think it made me always prefer minor chords and gloomier sounds.

Watching that film, I remember feeling like it was almost magical and also terrifying. It's quite a violent film, and sexual, it was quite overwhelming. I was terrified and excited at the same time. It was the start of a burst of creativity for me, it started me drawing and the first drawings I did were always these alien landscapes – like most young boys. I started drawing and playing music all because of that album. It wasn't until years later that I realised that this amazing score was by this guy Alain Goraguer.


Nizzy
Jul 19, 2017 11:38am

Apparently Mati Klarwein based the horrific figure on the back cover of 'Live Evil' on J. Edgar Hoover. Facially, anyway!
Watch out for the typo, Patrick - Klimt, not Flint.
Some great choices from an artist I admire - thanks.

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danmac
Jul 19, 2017 11:51am

"there's only five of them, if you include the violin player". And theres only 3 Beatles if you don't include the drummer. Why wouldn't you include the violin player in Mahavishnu since he's completely integral to their sound? Otherwise, top choice with that one

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Chris
Jul 19, 2017 12:32pm

Great intro, about the collectiveness. About the comment of the violins. I was just kinda thinking that!

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Wurm
Jul 19, 2017 2:25pm

Looks like Sean was trying a little too hard to appear 'cool'.

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Jul 19, 2017 2:46pm

In reply to Wurm:

Sean Lennon doesnt teu to actually cool.. there is no one more pretensioso than Snhr Jealousy.. Sean is.. Just being his Shiny self.. Peace and Gratitude for the contínuos tireless dedication to the processo Sean and Tribeca.. One Love

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Henny Ottamus
Jul 19, 2017 4:35pm

I see now there are so many genres of music out there some the public is not really even aware of. We all have a song in our hearts and a dream in our heads. I have chocolates and a t.v. and I know where the remote is. I promise to check out your music someday.

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Ewing Grahame
Jul 21, 2017 11:03am

Interesting choices, none of which would make my Top 50.

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Eric
Jul 28, 2017 7:21pm

In re. Airports: I was leaving a Talking Heads show in '84 and they played it on the way out. It was perfect-music for being in transit.

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ste
Aug 3, 2017 11:35pm

twat

burberry suit at the smash hits poll winners party

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