Joy 

Regulars will know how much I love Tracey Thorn’s Xmas album “Tinsel and Lights” and this track in particular. This is a male voice choir version which is a nice twist and even more seasonal.

Xmas Contact Details 

As ever we are having our annual seasonal office shutdown. This means HQ will be closed from this afternoon until Thursday 2nd January 2020. In the meantime if you have any urgent problems you can contact Simon on the usual number – 07970 494805. Seasons greetings for all of us at JRS

Our Town 

Mary’s Bridge 

Bought the first album by The Glass Aisle yesterday – not had chance to listen to it yet however if this is indicative it’s going to be great. (It involves Brian off of Stornoway)  

Water Me Down 

I was in Bath for the CLSA Conference last week so couldn’t do a Friday Song. If I had it would be this new find from the very good eponymous album, Vagabon.

You Ain’t The Problem 

This is the first track from Kiwanuka the new album by, yes you’ve guessed it, Michael Kiwanuka. It is receiving rave reviews and the pre-released tracks are sensational.

Let’s Go Out Tonight 

It has been drawn to my attention that it is 30, yes 30 years since “Hats” by The Blue Nile was released. Picking a favourite track is almost impossible but this is exquisite.

My Life 

I have downloads and playlists stuffed with all the best latest releases, blind to genres and never influenced by fashion. As you can probably see from this site. And then over the credits of another harrowing episode of Handmaids Tale comes the unmistakable voice of a long lost favourite, singing a breathtaking song you have […]

White Noise White Heat 

Elbows new album “Giants of All Sizes” is out today and I am on an initial listen as I type – first impressions  – very good. So here is another sample.

Black 

I don’t really buy albums anymore and stream things that I like, often just single tracks to playlists. This means I had more stuff from more Mercury Prize short listers than for quite some time, including this from the winner. (Explicit)

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