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Baker's Dozen

13 Friends Of Mine: Adam Green's Favourite Records
Paul Stokes , July 3rd, 2019 12:35

Adam Green guides Paul Stokes through 13 favourite albums, revealing an attachments to The Libertines' vision of England and lamenting the loss of a drum machine in his divorce


Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You
This record is so special because of first of all as an album it functions so perfectly. It's a really romantic record. When I first heard it it gave me the feelings of what it must be like to be in love, it's like you want to put this record on and lie by the fire with your loved one. It's so smooth and sentimental and his voice is so warm on it. The record is full of songs from the classic American canon that Frank Sinatra would sing, but they are done in a much subtler way. Sinatra is the master, but he is a little bit too good of a singer and always has to let you know he's good. whereas Chet Baker sounds like he's speaking to you. It's warm, super romantic and sentimental in a good way with that cool jazz backdrop. It's very much of a night time record and it's always a satisfying experience to hear it. 'How Long Has This Been Going On' on this record is my favourite version of that particular classic, it brings tears to your eyes.