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Baker's Dozen

Songs Are Powerful Things: Marry Waterson's Baker's Dozen
Jude Rogers , October 18th, 2017 07:10

Marry Waterson might have been born into a folk dynasty but that didn't stop her becoming a biker. With a new LP out and her mother and uncle's Bright Phoebus LP recently reissued, she guides Jude Rogers through 13 favourite LPs from The Beatles to The Band and Billie Holiday

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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
"What IS this?' I thought when I first heard it. I remember I was in Norma and Martin's, 1975, babysitting [their daughter] Eliza. She was the kind of kid who'd lie on the floor in town and be screaming, kicking her legs, I'm telling you! Anyway, Norma and Martin had just got a new stereo which was a proper event – they hadn't had anything since 1963, and there'd been a lot of advances in technology between 1963 and 1975. To hear how Pink Floyd used that knowledge of those advances – that super quiet bit at the beginning, then building the sound, and their music louder, and louder – they were a group that existed in that new sort of space. I found that extraordinary.


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