Here is my Mixtape for Lauren Laverne’s show on Radio 6 Music.
It is comprised of the kind of music I was using to make tapes when I was a kid, all stemming from my parents vinyl collection. Here is the full track listing:
1. Stay With Me – The Faces
2. Wall Street Shuffle – 10CC
3. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
4. Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles
5. Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company
6. Sara – Fleetwood Mac
7. Jet – Wings
8. Benny and the Jets – Elton John
9. Get It On – T.Rex
10. God Gave Rock and Roll to You – Argent
11. Hurricane Coming – CCS
12. Diamonds on The Soles of Her Shoes – Paul Simon
13. Toto – Hold The Line
14. Upside Down – Diana Ross
15. Bicycle Race – Queen
16. Bee Bop Deluxe – Ships in The Night
17. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
18. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
There are some real gems in here, Toto and Be Bop Deluxe among them, as well as some really obvious but none the less amazing tunes. When I was ten I finished nearly every Mixtape I made with the epic Stairway To Heaven, you can’t beat that for an encore!
Below is a link to the Spotify playlist of the Mixtape, if you have Spotify, simply click on the link and the playlist will begin. There are two songs omitted as they aren’t available on Spotify, Tequila Sunrise and Benny and The Jets, but these are both worth downloading on iTunes if you like the rest of the stuff.
Enjoy and check back for the date of the show when Lauren will play 5 selections from the tape and also chat about the film and the upcoming BAFTA ceremony!
Below is some of the original artwork from the records: