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Baker's Dozen

Dawn To Dusk: Richard Dawson's Favourite Albums
Jennifer Lucy Allan , October 14th, 2019 08:45

Tales of the oddest record shop on Tyneside and much more as Richard Dawson guides Jennifer Lucy Allan through an unsurprisingly diverse selection of records in this week's Baker's Dozen

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The Land of the Morning Star: Songs and Music of Arnhemland​
I went out to Australia with Basic House. We were in Melbourne for a week, which has got the most amazing record shops, four or five of the best ones I've ever been in. Joe who booked us for those shows recommended this as a bit of a classic of Australian music. We didn't get to wild bush, but we went out to a forest and I saw an ant the size of my big finger, bats, kangaroos, and a giant eagle by the side of the road that was as big as a boy. We had gone looking for koalas, walked for three hours, but when we came back it was just in a tree directly above the car. This record serves as a memento of that trip.

It sounds like nothing else to me, and I guess that makes sense as it's about as far away as you can travel from here, made by people who had little contact with the Western world at that point.


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