My Record Collection - June 12, 2017

My Vinyl Record Collection by Guy Garvey
by Nick
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My Record Collection by Guy Garvey

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 we talk to the lead singer of english rock band, Guy Garvey...


The first LP I bought …

"Will have been one of a few and it will have been second-hand, pretty sure it would have been something my sisters owned when I was a kid…so either 10CC ‘How Dare You!’, Supertramp ‘Breakfast in America’, Joni Mitchell ‘Blue’ or Led Zeppelin ‘IV’."


The LP I’ve played more than any other is…

"'The Colour of Spring' by Talk Talk. Live music engineers always have a piece of music with which to test their equipment, something that utilises every frequency available and is reliably excellent; the opening track from ‘The Colour of Spring is a popular choice, but quite apart from the nerdy production values, it’s songwriting at its most imaginative."


The coolest cover in my collection is…

"Yes, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans.’ Roger Dean's fantasy artwork bridges the world between the ghosts, goblins and alien landscapes of Tolkien and my semi-erect hunger for how guitars work, aged 14. What's not to love?"


The rarest LP I own is...

"A Moonflowers white label 12”. The band covered themselves in paint and ran amok, covering all their white labels in body part prints, I'd say that makes it a unique record."


The strangest LP I own is…

"Brass band championship winners, The G.U.S (Footwear) Band playing hits of the day. My grandad was grenadier guard and mental about brass band music, there's hundreds of these records in my collection from him."


The last LP I bought was….

"Howe Gelb, ‘Future Standards'. The master of soulful word play is reaching some kind of spiritual peak; this is a record dripping with love and cool. 'Dripping with love’, is that a bit graphic?"


The LP I can’t wait to purchase is…

"Nadine Shah’s new record ‘Holiday Destination’. This is an angular, gritty future-punk album. Nadine has got so much to say."


My most treasured LP is…

"The elbow b-sides album ‘Dead in the Boot'. It’s a cracker, loads of memories, this is our family album made proper by vinyl crackle. I love the front cover. It was the day our first album charted and I love the inside gatefold photo - the hangover after my 27th birthday in Parr Street Studios. Basically I love the lads."

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