My Record Collection - November 20, 2018

My Record Collection by Amy Macdonald
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My Record Collection by Amy Macdonald

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 singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald, let's see what she decides on...

 

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

"This was The Man Who by Travis. My Nana had given me a tenner to spend as we were going on holiday to the Isle of Bute. I remember spending my tenner on that album in the local Woolworths."

 
 
 
The record that made me want to be in a band was…
 
"My album This Is The Life. I very quickly realised how demanding the promo was and thought it would have been so much easier if I was in a band and they could share some of the work. I’ve yet to find a band to join..."
 
 
 
The record I've played more than any other is…
 
"I absolutely loved Michael Jackson when I was young. My sister and I couldn’t get enough and I reckon Dangerous was played thousands of times."
 

 
The record that always makes me feel good is…
 
"ABBA Gold. I remember my dad playing this when I was young. It’s such an incredible collection of songs that never fail to put a smile on my face."
 

 
The record I turn to when I'm feeling down...
 
"To be honest, I’d probably go with ABBA again."

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…
 
"Through The Windowpane by The Guillemots. I listened to this non-stop when I was making my first album. It’s so hauntingly beautiful and Fyfe Dangerfield’s vocals are unbelievable. I still can’t quite understand why they’re not massive."
 


The record with my favourite cover art is…
 
"Aladdin Sane by David Bowie. The cover is iconic and the most recognised image there is of David Bowie."
 
 


 
The record with my favourite title is…
 
"Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen. The album was written at such an important time and the title totally signifies the way Bruce was feeling when he wrote it. It has become truly iconic."

 
The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…
 
"Too many to mention. Mostly modern stuff that all sounds the same."

 
The last record I bought was…
 
"Natural Rebel by Richard Ashcroft. I always make a point to buy the albums of artists I appreciate. It’s hard to know when new records are released these days because so many great artists and bands get lost in the noise of the manufactured masses. I always look out my favourite artists and make sure I support them when they release new music."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2018 is…
 
"I’ve always liked Mumford And Sons, so I’m looking forward to hearing their new album."
 
 
 
The greatest record of all time is…
 
"Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen is my favourite. Many Springsteen fans would say Born to Run or Nebraska but I just love the power of Born in the USA. I could listen to it all day." 

 

Amy Macdonald's new 'Best Of' collection The Woman of the World: The Best of 2007-2018 is released on November 23rd and is available to pre-order here. 

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