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

James Dean Bradfield chooses his final Tracks of My Years with music from Echo & The Bunnymen and Simple Minds. Gary has 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 final two tracks James has chosen come from Echo & The Bunnymen and Simple Minds. 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

  • Huey Lewis and the News

    The Power Of Love

    • Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Dermot Kennedy

    Giants

    • (CD Single).
    • UMGRI Interscope.
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Pandora's Box

    • Omd - Sugar Tax.
    • Virgin.
    • 18.
  • Rita Ora

    Anywhere

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

    Maybe Love Is In NYC

    • Hate For Sale.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Londonbeat

    I've Been Thinking About You

    • Londonbeat - In The Blood.
    • Mercury.
  • Ricky Martin

    Livin' La Vida Loca

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

    • Travis

      The Only Thing (feat. Susanna Hoffs)

      • 10 Songs.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Kylie Minogue

    On A Night Like This

    • Light Years.
    • Parlophone.
  • Richard Marx

    Right Here Waiting

    • Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Paloma Faith

    Better Than This

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Sherbet

    Howzat

    • The No.1 70's Rock Album (Various).
    • Polygram TV.
  • Jim Steinman

    Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through

    • Rock Classics 2 CD2.
    • Sony Music Entertainment.
    • 9.
  • Melanie C

    In And Out Of Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Red Girl Media.
  • The Trammps

    Disco Inferno

    • More Monty (Various Artists).
    • Rca Victor.
  • BTS

    Dynamite

    • (CD Single).
    • BigHit Entertainment.
  • Billy Joel

    Leningrad

    • Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume III.
    • Columbia.
  • Sophie Ellis‐Bextor

    Crying At The Discotheque

    • Songs From The Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis Bextor's Greatest Hits.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK

    • Roachford

      Written In My Heart

      • Twice In A Lifetime.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • The O’Jays

    Love Train

    • Shades Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Bon Jovi

    Do What You Can

    • 2020.
    • Island.
  • Craig David

    Rise & Fall (Radio 2 Live at Home 2020)

  • TRACKS OF MY YEARS

    • Echo & the Bunnymen

      The Cutter

      • Absolution (Various Artists).
      • Polygram Tv.
  • Simple Minds

    Speed Your Love To Me

    • The Best Of Simple Minds.
    • Virgin.
  • Steps

    What The Future Holds

    • What The Future Holds.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).

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