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Baker's Dozen

Angel On My Shoulder: Serafina Steer’s Baker’s Dozen
Stephanie Phillips , January 26th, 2022 14:38

From a song so good she almost forgot her shopping, to the iconoclastic brilliance of Alice Coltrane, Bas Jan’s Serafina Steer guides Stephanie Phillips through thirteen songs and albums that have inspired her


Brian Eno – Another Green World

I kind of hesitated about putting this on because I'm pretty sure Brian Eno gets enough airtime, but I did really love this record when I first heard it. I still think it's really great and I like his voice. The record has a nice mixture of instrumental ones and it’s another one that I'd say is pretty pacey, as in they're all corkers.

I think I first heard it around when I was 26. I can't remember if anyone specifically introduced me to it. I do remember one friend's daughter used to really love the one where it says, “I'll come running to tie your shoes”, which is always quite sweet from a child's perspective. He's a seminal person to listen to so it must have just been on a list at some point to listen to it.

‘Golden Hours’ is probably up there as one of my favourite songs. I like the world it inhabits and they're not songs about, ‘I love you, I don't love you, no one loves me’. They take me away from that feeling. I find them genuinely quite imaginative, musically beautiful and unusual sounding.