I was too old to be devastated when Take That split up but heard some of the tracks from this album on the radio and picked it up at a car boot sale
Robbie Williams - Road to Mandalay From his Album Swing When You're Winning 2001
Chris Difford - Cowboys are My Weakness from the album I Didn't Get Where I am from 2003, Back in the early 2000s we didn't watch much TV but in the evenings we would listen to Three Counties Radio where the presenter - whose name I can't remember was really good and played all sorts of interesting music - not just things from their playlist. He was forced to leave in the end which was sad. Anyway, one of the people I was introduced to by his programme was Chris Difford. He'd been a member of Squeeze and I liked their Up The Junction track but nothing else of their music. After Squeeze broke up Chris Difford wrote for other people but finally produced the album of his own music in 2003. Its full of good tracks.
The Divine Comedy -Absent Friends From 2004 From their album of the same name. Another piece of music I first heard on the radio back then. I don't think I'd ever heard of them before this although they were formed in 1989. But I loved the voice of Neil Hannon straightaway. Now Ken Bruce occasionally plays their track " The National Express. Quirky
I wrote a post about Josh Groban back in September when he was on TV promoting a new CD.
So She Dances is a track from an early album Awake which came out in 2007. It's one of the lesser played bits of his music.
To bring things right up to date. I would have to add this............... one of Colin's favourites and played at his funeral back in June. Disturbed and "The Sound of Silence" from 2015. I don't know where Col first came across this - he used to listen to stuff on the laptop with earphones and would sometimes say" listen to this" and unplug the earphone so I could hear it. Some of what he listened to I didn't like (Heavy Metal and Rock) but this was so different.
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