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Playlist 30.07.12

Stuart Bailie | 18:03 UK time, Tuesday, 31 July 2012

'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' was written by Ewan MacColl, singer, folk icon and father of Kirsty. According to legend, he put the song together for his partner Peggy Seeger, relating the melody down a telephone line. Roberta Flack did the song no bad service when she brought it into the soul tradition, to the top of the American charts, picking up a Grammy along the way. According to her version, love can be leave you bewildered and wiped out. The earth may move, but there's little scope for feeling giddy or flip. All of the neural pathways are confounded and the outside world is a mere sideshow. There's a new recording by The Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu that works deeper into the theme of getting lost. It's a ten minute exploration, wilfully fuzzy, unhurried and suffused with reverb. An alternative road map to true love ways.

David Bowie - Heroes (EMI)
The Gaslight Anthem - Howl (Sony)
VerseChorusVerse - Get Over You (white)
VerseChorusVerse - Bankrobber (white)
Sean Rowe - Downwind (Anti)
Big Joe Turner - Howling Winds (Signature)
Deer Tick - Main Street (Loose)
General Fiasco - Hollows (Dirty Hit)
Cowbell - Tallulah (Damaged Goods)
Chic - Good Times (Atlantic)
David Holmes - I Heard Wonders (Mercury)
Underworld - Caliban's Dream (white)
Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot (Atlantic)
The Gaslight Anthem - 45 (Sony)
Soak - Sea Creatures (white)
Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dewdrops Drop (4ad)
Deer Tick - Now It's Your Turn (Loose)
General Fiasco - This Is Living (Dirty Hit)
Carole King - Like Little Children (Universal)
Sean Rowe - Bring Back The Night (Anti)
Shangri Las - I Can Never Go Home Anymore (Mercury)
The Flaming Lips, Erykah Badu - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Bella Union)
Reptar - Houseboat Babies (Lucky Number)

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