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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


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.