My Record Collection - May 19, 2015

My Record Collection by Hudson Taylor's Alfie Taylor
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by John hmv Dublin, Bio established in 1981... Editor, hmv.com Ireland & Northern Ireland

My Record Collection by Hudson Taylor's Alfie Taylor

In advance of the release of their debut album Singing For Strangers, we caught up with Hudson Taylor's Alfie for a trip through his own musical memoirs in the latest edition of My Record Collection... Let's see what he's got, shall we?

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was...

It was 'Who Let the Dogs Out' by the Baha Men. I spent my first bit of pocket money on this and played over and over.

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was...

'Twist and Shout' by the Beatles because it's a great tune but what really did it for was when I was on the sound track to Ferris Bueller's Day Off and he sings it on a float at the parade.

 

The record that always makes me feel good is...

'Solsbury Hill' - Peter Gabriel. I spent a good bit of my recent summer times in the south west of England at festivals and holidays this was played a lot.  Every time I hear it feels like summer.

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is...

'Getting Better' by The Beatles. Song always makes me happy! First time I discovered its healing powers was l when my brother and I moved to London.

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is...

Nick Drake - Pink Moon. It's not a record that I consider underrated, and a lot of people I know love it, i just find myself explaining who he is to people the most.

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles. I love it. I think its a great idea for artwork, its a bit like Where's Wally!

 

The record with my favourite title is...

'Memphis Soul Stew', simply because I'd love if I could get away with having a song called that.

 

The last record I bought was...

Simon and Garfunkel Greatest Hits album. This was played a lot in the house when my brother Harry and I were growing up. I got a new phone recently and it was the first thing I put on.

 

The greatest record of all time is...

'Imagine' by John Lennon. It's hard to pick a favourite but I'm blown away every time I hear this.

 

Hudson Taylor's debut album Singing For Strangers is out now and can be previewed on the right-hand side of the page. 

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