Tonight Adrian McConnaughie, chaplain at Brentwood School, joined us to talk about his love of the music of U2. He has been a fan from the early days through forty years and fourteen studio albums. Coming from Northern Ireland himself, he felt the Irish connection with them in the early days, when the music had a political edge, as well as a deep rooting in faith. It s the faith aspect of the music that particularly appeals to Adrian as a priest in the C. of E. The music choices reflect the length of his love of the music of the band as well as this religious aspect. He chose three live tracks and hope one day to see them live.
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke – a track about the appreciation of a breadth of music
David Pickthall Big Band – In the move. The band grew out of the Brentwood School Big Band. One of Adrian’s sos is a one of the bends’s singers.
U2 – 40
U2 – I still haven’t found what I’m looking for
U2 – Yahweh
Newton Faulkner – Indecisive – Newton was 35 years old during the week.
Scott Walker – Joanna – Scott would have been 78 during the week.
A. J. McLean from the Back Street Boys celebrated his 43rd birthday.
We had a storming performance from Bob in Harlow this week. He guessed two of the artists absolutely correct and was closest with the other ! His wife Chris e-mailed that he was lucky !
Paul Carrick – Sleep on it
Aaron Fraser – If I get it – new track from a new artist released today. A real ‘classic soul’ sound to the recording.
Harry Chapin – Cat’s in the cradle – an amazing song.
Lighthouse Family – Lifted
Squeeze – Nirvana. Patrick requested a Squeeze track. This is from their 2015 album Cradle to the grave.
Chart this week in
No 3 America – Horse with no name
No 14 Isaac Hayes – The from Shaft
No 17 Al Green – Let’s stay together
Jools Holland & Marc Almond – Lovely life to live
Beth Neilson Chapman – It all comes down to love
ELO – All over the world – check out the Youtube video of flash-mods dancing to this all over the world. It is a joy.
Mary Chapin Carpenter Whose yours?
Taron Egerton – I’m still standing – from the soundtrack of Rocket man.
Join me next week when Chris Waters will be telling us about her devotion to Bon Jovi, which included flying to New York for a concert.