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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 The Marvelettes and Badfinger. Gary has the 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 next two tracks James has chosen come from The Marvelettes and Badfinger. 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

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • ABBA

    Summer Night City

    • Abba - More Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
  • Ava Max

    Who's Laughing Now

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Alexander O’Neal


    • Hits Album 7 (Various Artists).
    • Hits.
    • 9.
  • Coldplay

    Adventure Of A Lifetime

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Clean Bandit & Mabel

    Tick Tock

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Whitney Houston

    Million Dollar Bill

    • (CD Single).
    • Arista.
    • 1.
  • Rick Astley

    Together Forever

    • Rock F.M. (Various Artists).
    • Wisepack.
  • Lionel Richie

    Dancing on the Ceiling

    • Dancing In The Street (Various Artis.
    • Universal Music Tv.

    • Travis

      The Only Thing (feat. Susanna Hoffs)

      • 10 Songs.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Texas

    In Our Lifetime

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
  • Curtis Stigers

    You're All That Matters To Me

    • Now That's What I Call Music Vol.22.
    • Now.
  • Miley Cyrus

    Midnight Sky

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Matthew Wilder

    Break My Stride

    • Love & Pride - A Kick Up The 80's: Vo.
    • Old Gold.
  • Deacon Blue

    Real Gone Kid

    • The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ....
    • Columbia.
  • Erasure

    Nerves Of Steel

    • The Neon.
    • Mute.
  • Thin Lizzy

    The Boys Are Back In Town

    • (Single).
    • Vertigo.
    • 10.
  • McFLY


    • Young Dumb Thrills.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Melissa Manchester

    You Should Hear How She Talks About You

    • Melissa Manchester Greatest Hits.
    • Arista.
  • Marshmello & Demi Lovato

    OK Not To Be OK

    • (CD Single).
    • Island Records.
  • Danny Wilson

    Mary's Prayer

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 12 (Various Artists).
    • Now.

    • Roachford

      High On Love

      • Twice In A Lifetime.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Michael Bublé


    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
  • John Legend

    All Of Me (Radio 2 Live at Home 2020)


    • The Marvelettes

      The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game

      • The Marvelettes: 23 Greatest Hits.
      • Universal-Island Records Limited.
      • 18.
  • Badfinger

    Baby Blue

    • Straight Up.
    • Apple.
  • The Killers


    • Imploding The Mirage.
    • Island.
  • The Adventures

    Broken Land

    • The Sea Of Love (Expanded Edition).
    • Cherry Red Records.


  • Tue 15 Sep 2020 09:30



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