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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:15 UK time, Friday, 25 January 2013

This weeks guest for Memory Tapes is John Hutton, who writes...


"Not much of a story here, nowt lifechanging here or anything. I'm reminded of this mix, though, because there's the possibilitly of snow in the next few days and I remember first sticking this on the old iPod and wandering out into a surprisingly heavy snow fall. The sort of snow where the roads are totally deserted - I was living in a little village having just finished at Uni in London - and the snow damps all the sound. It wasn't planned but this mix turned out to be grand listening in such conditions.


I really liked the symmetry thing going on here, with the odd chirping at either end. Can't for the life of me remember which version of Albion I started with, but it was one of the many acoustic sessions uploaded here there and everywhere. I definitely remember the second version of Albion was the album version - I was a massive fan back in those days and I recall how narked off some folks were with the whining, unhinged and lengthy intro to that particular version of the song that totally made it for me.


Anyhow, a lot of these songs take me back to the little flat I shared with a mate in Muswell Hill, and the time another mate stayed and brought his entire CD collection with him - in the process opening my ears up to an astonishing amount of music I'd never even heard of. Exceptional times.


Here's John's CD track listing:

Albion - Pete Doherty

Aerial Tal - Kate Bush

Washaway - (reprise) - Joe Purdy

Moon Mall - Johnny Greenwood

Star Star - The Frames

Ataronchronon - Boards Of canada

Sleeping In - The Postal Service

Twilight - Josh Rouse

Under Your Breath - Whiskeytown

Wurlitzer - David Gray

One Man Guy - Rufus Wainwright

Kids Will Be Skeletons - Mogwai

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

#16 - Aphex Twin

The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon & Garfunkel

Ostrich & Chirping - Elliot Smith

Albion - Babyshambles

Bonus Tracks:

1/1 - Brian Eno

Merry Go Round - Babyshambles


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