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Baker's Dozen

In Place: Yann Tiersen's Favourite Albums
Fred Bowler , November 2nd, 2016 09:56

With his ninth album, EUSA, out now, the French composer and multi-instrumentalist takes Fred Jage-Bowler from the Velvets to Bill Callahan via NEU!, Vashti Bunyan and Joanna Newsom on a tour of his favourite records


Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
I discovered this only about ten years ago maybe, which is a shame. Now I think I have eight different versions of this album. I don't really like the later Van Morrison stuff. I don't know what they were doing during the recording sessions. At times the whole thing gets offbeat somehow, in a really good way. I think it's because they recorded guitars and vocals together. The elements sit perfectly together, while the imperfections make everything so fragile at the same time. That combination makes the album really powerful and unique. The album feels like in constant equilibrium. It feels like a special moment in history when everything is in its right place. It's beautiful.