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As Radio 2 celebrates the work of British songwriters, today's show features interviews with Sir Tim Rice and the renowned English guitarist Albert Lee.

As Radio 2 celebrates the work of British songwriters, today's show features interviews with Sir Tim Rice and the renowned English guitarist Albert Lee.

We are celebrating the work of our finest British songwriters by creating a landmark collection of their very best songs - as chosen by listeners, presenters, artists and songwriters - in Radio 2's Great British Songbook. As part of this, on Radio 2's Great British Songbook Day, we're showcasing the talent of our best songwriters with songs penned by Brits and special guests.

Through Radio 2's Great British Songbook, we hope our listeners will be inspired by British popular song, and discover more about what songs define and inspire us as a nation; as well as the work that goes into crafting hit records. You can watch online interviews with songwriters; see videos of artists performing their versions of Great British songs or discover which songs our presenters have chosen for entry into Radio 2's Great British Songbook.

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Mon 3 May 2010 16:00

Music Played

  • Katie Melua

    The Flood

    • (CD Single).
    • Dramatico.
    • 1.
  • Tears for Fears

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    • Rule The World: The Greatest Hits.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
    • 4.
  • The Zombies

    She's Not There

    • The Godfathers Of Britpop.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Derek and the Dominos

    Layla

    • The Cream Of Eric Clapton.
    • Polydor.
  • Fyfe Dangerfield

    Faster Than The Setting Sun

    • (CD Single).
    • Geffen.
    • 1.
  • Oasis

    The Importance Of Being Idle

    • (CD Single).
    • Big Brother Records.
  • Kate Bush

    Cloudbusting

    • A Time To Remember: 1985.
    • EMI.
  • Roxy Music

    Dance Away

    • Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life.
    • Eg.
  • FM

    Hollow

    • (CD Single).
  • Squeeze

    Cool For Cats

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • The Who

    Squeeze Box

    • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polydor.
    • 007.
  • Simply Red

    Ain't That a Lot of Love

    • (CD Single).
    • East West Records.
  • Albert Lee

    Country Boy

  • Albert Lee

    Leave My Woman Alone

  • Yvonne Elliman

    If I Can't Have You

    • And They Danced The Night Away.
    • Debutante.
  • Duffy

    Mercy

    • (CD Single).
    • A&M.
  • Ben’s Brother

    What If I?

    • (CD Single).
    • Flat Cap Records.
    • 1.
  • Elton John

    Are You Ready for Love

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Van Morrison

    Bright Side Of The Road

    • The Very Best Of Van Morrison.
    • Polydor.

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