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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
08-Jan-17 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4
Thank you!

Mastertapes, Series 6 Mon 16 Jan 2017 23:00

John Wilson returns with another edition of Mastertapes, the series in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios.

A-side: "Love, Death and the Lady" with Shirley Collins

Released in 1970 on the Harvest label (also home to Deep Purple, Kevin Ayers and Pink Floyd), Love Death & the Lady exuded a darkness that reflected Shirley's own personal loneliness at the time. With tracks like The Outlandish Knight, The Oxford Girl and Geordie, the album revolves around the themes of murder, class conflict and betrayal.

Shirley Collins began the 1970s releasing what is now regarded by many as one of her finest albums... and she ended the decade by losing her singing voice through dysphonia. Yet she remains revered today by the likes of Graham Coxon, Billy Bragg, Stewart Lee, Jonny Greenwood and Angel Olsen.

The B-side of the programme, where it's the turn of the audience to ask the questions, can be heard tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3.30pm

Complete versions of the songs performed in the programme (and others) can be heard on the 'Mastertapes' pages on the Radio 4 website, where the programmes can also be downloaded and other musical goodies accessed.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.