I serve on a committee for a professional organisation, and sooner or later I need to provide my desert island discs to them for a magazime article. If I was to do it now, I would pick.....
Morning Town Ride - The Seekers
The first song I ever learned to sing, and i used it as a lullaby for both my boys.
Turn of a Friendly Card - The Alan Parsons Project
As a teenager - I listened to Radio 2 much more than Radio 1 (except for John Peel), and the Project always stuck with me, especially this song which came out at a hard time for me
Vienna - Ultravox
Possibly the best song never to get to number one, but for me it signifies the start of the eighties, and my awakening to so many things.
Fighter - Graham Kendrick
The title track fo rthe first Christian album I ever bought. I prefer the Graham Kendrick version, as it is a song that tipyfies my faith, but here is the better known version by Sheila Walsh.
As Tears Go By - Marianne Faithfull
Speaking of fighters - Faithfull's original version is an all time classic, but when she released Broken English, and this amazing new version was on it, I immediatly realised how much she was singing of her own life.
Innocent Man - Billy Joel
Another song from the early eighties, that spoke much of who I? was and what I wanted to be.
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Our song - nuff said
One Day More - Les Miserables
The finale to the first act, speaks of hopes, fears, dreams, plans - a true masterpiece
Fro my luxury, I will take a wind-up transistor radio, and for my other book the complete Sherlock Holmes.
Thank you and good night.