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Song by Song

Nov 27, 2019

Theatre-maker David Shopland joins his collaborator and returning guest Callum Hughes (plus the usual goofs Martin & Sam) to listen to this climactic track from The Black Rider. We discuss fusion of Waits’s traditional mode of writing with the theatrical context, the nature of his writing throughout the album, as well as the writing of Belle&Sebastian. Stick with us to the end of the episode for a brief bonus performance...

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Lucky Day, The Black Rider, Tom Waits (1993)
My Wandering Days Are Over, Tigermilk, Belle & Sebastian (1996)

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