My Record Collection - January 12, 2016

My Record Collection by The Temperance Movement's Paul Sayer
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My Record Collection by The Temperance Movement's Paul Sayer

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of The Temperance Movement's Paul Sayer, let's see what he picks out...

 

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

"A Tribute To Muddy Waters - I was in a record shop with my Dad at the time a really starting to get into guitar players. This was the perfect album for me at the time, great, immortal blues tunes played by loads of legendary guitar players."

 

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

"Free - Fire and Water - Paul Kossoff's guitar playing is so present, and in-dividual. It’s the first time I remember being really aware of a certain guitar player and able to instantly tell it was them when I heard them."

 

The record I've played more than any other is…

"Sweet Forgiveness - Bonnie Raitt - I just keep coming back to it. I think I discovered this when I was around 14. It has so much depth for me - in musicianship, production and songwriting."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Fanfare - Jonathan Wilson. - In another life (or maybe this one at some point!) I’d love to live in California, preferably in the 70’s. This record instantly takes me there while still sounding current."

 

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

"Innervisions - Stevie Wonder - Soulfulness and Positivity from the King of keys and master of motown!"

 

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

"Hope - Foy Vance - every time I talk about Foy I’m astounded that more people don’t know and love this album. He’s obviously got a great fol-lowing but in my book this record should be in everyone’s collection. To me the recording and writing are honest and pure, like so many great albums."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Beck - The Information - Make your own album cover! If you don't like it you’ve got no one to blame but yourself."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It captures not only the effect the album would leave on the world but the shift in society that was happening at the same time."

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead. Sorry - I don’t get it, cheer up a bit. Or if you’re feeling blue try listening to some Freddie King."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Beach House - Depression Cherry. Check it out - enter the dream world!!"

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2016 is…

"James Blake - Radio Silence - I absolutely love his first two albums - they’re sonically gorgeous and totally engrossing, and he’s doing some-thing which seems to me to be very original. I can’t wait to hear what James Blake does next."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones. It’s impossible to pick a favourite album but this is up there for me, I’ve given it top spot because it’s great in a effortless, hardly even trying way, and there’s something special about that."

 

The Temperance Movement's new album White Bear is released on Friday (January 15th) and is available to pre-order on the right-hand side of the page. 

The band will perform live and sign copies of the album at three hmv stores next week, click here to find more details. 

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