Gavin Hughes


Gavin Hughes

Polydor Playlist

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Gavin Hughes is Head of Regional Radio at Polydor. Check out his top tunes.

I Saw The Dead by Villagers
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It’s really exciting when you read about a new band in the press and it makes you want to check them out. That’s how I discovered this album (Becoming a Jackal) which came out last summer.

 
Hey Ahab by Elton John / Leon Russell
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I love the piano playing and vocals on this track. There’s a great story behind this album release. Check out more Leon Russell - his album Leon Russell and the Shelter People is a great introduction to this almost forgotten great.

 
To All The Lights In The Window by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
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I’m a big Bright Eyes fan and this album was a highlight from 2009. I listened to this album a lot – it’s a good driving album! Looking forward to the new Bright Eyes album coming out next month.

 
Ain't Nobody by Claire Maguire
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Really exciting new artist for 2011 – check out this Youtube link for a performance of her debut single ‘Ain’t Nobody’ from St Luke’s that came out last year.

 
Get Out My Life Woman by Allan Toussant
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Someone in our office played this track a while back and it made me find out more about this brilliant but somewhat unknown New Orleans piano player. There’s some brilliant piano playing on this. His track ‘From a Whisper To A Scream’ was used in True Blood.

 
Hello Earth by Kate Bush.
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I don’t know what it is about this track, but whenever I listen to Hounds of Love, I always come back to it. It’s one of the lesser known tracks and the production is amazing.

 

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