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Baker's Dozen

Tales From The Barrelhouse: A James Yorkston Baker's Dozen
The Quietus , August 21st, 2014 12:18

With his new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society, featuring contributions from Alexis Taylor, KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail and more, out this week, the Fife singer-songwriter writes us a special Baker's, cherry-picking favourite tracks from his old Edinburgh club night


Lhasa - 'De Cara a la Pared'
Just a track I heard which I thought was so sleepy and gorgeous, so it was bought in and played at the club. The production, the songwriting... lovely. In my teens I was schooled in Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens by a Dutch friend so the slip into Lhasa was easy enough. A faultless track. Imagine that? Making a faultless track? Play loud and slovenly slow-dance.