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Playlist 09.11.09

Stuart Bailie | 10:37 UK time, Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Reggie Chamberlain King, our friend and Late Show cultural attaché was in last night. The theme for the second hour was great 'lost' albums, and so it was a chance for us to gas on about Brian Wilson and the making of 'Smile', the recent appearance of a 1992 creation by Prefab Sprout, the oddly prophetic Who album about communication networks and Jimi Hendrix's comic book concept. Many of the records were put together in the Seventies, a time of mad ambition and excess. These days, every sonic shaving goes online without ceremony.

We could have filled an entire show with Bob Dylan, particularly his adventures in Woodstock and the legendary Big Pink recordings. Masses of tracks from 'The Basement Tapes' are still unreleased, and some day I'd love to give a legitimate spin of Bob crooning 'The Auld Triangle' by Brendan Behan. Alternately, there's the first set of sessions in 1974 for 'Blood On The Tracks', that famously intense record. Fans will argue that the New York sessions were more articulate and revealing, but Dylan thought otherwise and re-recorded the project in Minneapolis. But you can check out some of the early versions on various Bob compilations and his first encounter with 'Tangled Up In Blue' is shockingly strong. Shame that the buttons on his sleeve clatter against the guitar throughout the song, but that's also part of the trainspotter legend.

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Playlist 09.11.09

Blur - To The End (Parlophone)
Devendra Banhart - Foolin (Warner)
Pocket Billiards - Belfast Town (white)
Pocket Billiards - Don't Touch My Soca (white)
Fred Neil - Everybody's Talking (Revola)
Piney Gir - For the Love Of Others (Damaged Goods)
Tom Waits - Get Behind The Mule (live) (Anti)
Iain Archer - Streamer On A Kite (iainarcher)
Devendra Banhart - Angelika (Warner)
Dan Arbose - Feet In The Sea Head In The Stars (Just Music)

Second hour great lost albums with Reggie Chamberlain King

Beach Boys - Heroes & Villains (Alternate Take)
Prefab Sprout I Love Music (Kitchenware)
Prince - Shockadelica (Warner)
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says (Verve)
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue (New York version) (Columbia)
Daryll Hall & Robert Fripp - Something in 4/4 Time (Buddha)
Jimi Hendrix - Drifting (MCA)
The Who - Pure & Easy (Polydor)
The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road (naked) (Parlophone)
Elton John - Are You Ready For Love (Southern Fried)



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