My Record Collection - July 7, 2020

My Record Collection by Henry Green
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My Record Collection by Henry Green

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 electro wonk Henry Green, let's see what he chooses...

 

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

"I actually can't remember the first I bought! But I do vividly remember my best friend buying me Bonobo's Black Sands for my birthday, and being completely blown away by it. My collection started with a lot of my Dad's records. Classics from Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel and the Beach Boys."

 

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

"This is Foals' Total Life Forever. This was a huge album in my teenage years, and it's still one of my favourite albums of all time. Obviously 'Spanish Sahara' was the standout on the record and rightly so!, The rest of the album is so good though."

 

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

"Ahh, there are a few that spring to mind, but it's either Bon Iver's '22, A Million' Bonobo's 'Migration'. 

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"It's either Frank Ocean's Blonde and Rhye's Woman. I was actually quite late to Blonde, but now it's a go-to for long drives. Woman reminds me of really good times with good people, Rhye's vocal helped me understand my own voice and find strength in delicate vocal delivery."

 

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

"Maybe Trance Frendz, the improvised live record by Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds. That opening track '20:17' gets me every time. I definitely tend to put on instrumental music if I'm feeling down."

 

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

"Szymon's Tigersapp. One of my favourite albums. Maybe underrated is the wrong word, but I just think this record deserves to be heard. Such a rich, vibrant and interesting sounding record. An unbelievably talented musician and songwriter gone way too soon."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Christian Löffler's Maybe Mare. Such a striking, beautiful photo that he shot, fits perfectly with the record itself."

 


The record with my favourite title is…

"I'd say it's I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose by Bombay Bicycle Club. Another album that soundtracked my teenage years, and also made me want to be in a band. I love, and admire, how different all the Bombay records are."

 

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

"This is a difficult one! Music is subjective isn't it, I'm sure plenty of people would fall asleep when they hear my songs. If I have to answer though, I'd say anything by Oasis. I've just never been a fan."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was Photay's Waking Hours. I'm a big fan of his previous records, and when the first single 'Warmth in the Coldest Acre' was released from the new record, I knew it was going to be a real treat."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2020 is…

"My friend Peter Sandberg has got a really beautiful album coming out this year, was so lucky to have been a part of that in some way. I'm also yet to dive into Bibio's new record that's just come out, so I'm excited to listen to it in its entirety."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"If we're talking classics, it's probably Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. But, I actually think that Bon Iver's 22, a Million is my favourite record."

 

Henry Green's debut album Half Light is out now and available here in hmv's online store. 

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