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Gary Davies sits in featuring James Dean Bradfield's Tracks Of My Years

James Dean Bradfield chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Lynn Anderson and Elvis Presley. Gary's also got the daily love song plus another round of PopMaster.

James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer songwriter and one-third of the Manic Street Preachers, is choosing the Tracks of My years all week with Gary Davies sitting in for Ken. Last month James released his second solo album entitled 'Even In Exile' based on a collection of songs loosely tracing the story of the life and death of Chilean poet-singer-activist Victor Jara. James set words written specifically for the album by poet and playwright Patrick Jones to music adding: “I started each track with just guitar and vocal and built it up from there, this is an album that wasn’t jammed - it was quite a precise procedure of finding the right architecture for the lyrics. That meant it was never envisaged as an album I was going to take out on the road.” His first solo album 'The Great Western' was released back in July 2006 where the majority of lyrics were written by James and featured a theme of looking to the past in a personal rather than a political light. The title refers to the Great Western Railway and much of the album was written on the train journey between Cardiff, where he lives today, and Paddington.

The first two tracks James has chosen come from Lynn Anderson and Elvis Presley. Gary also has the daily love song, record and album of the week plus another round from the legendary music quiz PopMaster. If you'd like to get in touch email Gary.Davies@bbc.co.uk

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Stevie Wonder

    I Wish

    • Songs In The Key Of Life (Vol.1).
    • Motown.
  • Dermot Kennedy

    Giants

    • (CD Single).
    • UMGRI Interscope.
  • Madonna

    Deeper And Deeper

    • Madonna - Greatest Hits Volume 2.
    • Maverick.
  • The Script

    Hall Of Fame (feat. will.i.am)

    • #3 (Deluxe Edition).
    • Sony.
  • The Four Seasons

    The Night

    • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 9.
  • BTS

    Dynamite

    • (CD Single).
    • BigHit Entertainment.
  • New Order

    True Faith '94

    • (CD Single).
    • London.
  • The Pretenders

    Maybe Love Is In NYC

    • Hate For Sale.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • P!nk

    Can We Pretend (feat. Cash Cash)

    • Hurts 2B Human.
    • RCA Records.
  • Emmylou Harris

    Here, there and everywhere

    • Country Moods (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

    • Travis

      The Only Thing (feat. Susanna Hoffs)

      • 10 Songs.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • David Bowie

    Changes

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Tears for Fears

    Sowing The Seeds Of Love

    • The Best Of Drive Time (Various Artists).
    • Polygram TV.
    • 7.
  • Calvin Harris & The Weeknd

    Over Now

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Queen

    A Kind Of Magic

    • Queen - Greatest Hits II.
    • Parlophone.
  • Paloma Faith

    Better Than This

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • James Taylor

    Up on the Roof

    • James Taylor - Classic Songs.
    • CBS.
  • Jack Curley

    Here For You

    • CD Single.
    • Parlophone.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK

    • Roachford

      Too Much To Lose

      • Twice In A Lifetime.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Kate Bush

    Wuthering Heights

    • The Kick Inside.
    • EMI.
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic

    Everybody Dance (Radio 2 Live at Home 2020)

  • TRACKS OF MY YEARS

    • Lynn Anderson

      Rose Garden

      PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

      • Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie.
      • Disky.
  • Elvis Presley

    Crawfish

    • King Creole.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • 8.
  • The Shires

    Crazy Days

    • Good Years.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd..
  • The Mavericks

    Dance the Night Away

    • Ultimate Country (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.

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