Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

Swells A Rebellious Heart: Vashti Bunyan’s Favourite Musical Phrases

Following the release of her final album Heartleap last month, the folk singer-songwriter delves into her favourite records to pick particular moments of music that have stuck with her, from Beethoven to Brandy & Monica stopping by JJ Cale, Talking Heads and Bill Callahan on the way

Phrases – musical and lyrical.

It has been hard to think of 13 whole pieces of music to talk about. I can get caught up by certain phrases and I do repeat them and repeat them again – so here are some of the details that have obsessed me at times. There is so much to listen to out there and yet my time is quite often spent going into one small part of one song on one album. One small part that I have surely loved completely, even if it means that I have missed out on a great mountain of other music.

Heartleap is out now via Fat Cat – get hold of it here. Click on Vashti’s image below to begin scrolling through her choices

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