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It’s All in the Way (2002) – My Friend the Chocolate Cake

When I lived in Melbourne, I wanted to see Australian Aboriginal singer – songwriter Archie Roach in concert. We secured tickets and learnt that Archie Roach would be joined by David Bridie whose music has featured here often. I hadn’t heard

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I Don’t Live Here Anymore (2021) – The War on Drugs

Find out by watching the video below why Jeff (Eclectic Music Lover) said ‘The War on Drugs are one of the greatest bands around today. I love their dreamy, expansive sound, and their intelligent songwriting and intricate guitar work are

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Islands in the Stream (Live in Las Vegas 1997) – Bee Gees

People may be more familiar with the mega-hit version by Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger’s of this song, but I have always had a penchant for this one by the Bee Gees in Las Vegas. They wrote the original song

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Isn’t it Time (1977) – The Babys

Isn’t It Time is an iconic 70’s track and always evokes fond memories whenever I hear it. It peaked at #1 in my home country, Australia and #13 on the Billboard Charts. It was performed by the English group The Babys in

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Introduction (The Journey of a Fool) 1979 – Mike Batt

Journey of a Fool is the instrumental introduction track of the record Tarot Suite by Mike Batt (with the London Symphony Orchestra). This is the second song to appear here from one of my most cherished records. I wrote about how

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Into My Arms (1997) – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave’s delivery and lyric in this song are magnificent. It is one of my favourite songs of his although there are many. Into My Arms was released as the first single from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ tenth studio

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Inside Out (1990) – Traveling Wilburys

I think Inside Out is one of the 2 most congenial efforts by the Traveling Wilburys from their 2 albums. It might not reach the heights of Orbison’s solo contribution of You’re Not Alone or Dylan’s Tweeter and the Monkey

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Innocent When You Dream (1987) – Tom Waits

Innocent When You Dream is the second song here from Tom Wait’s 10th studio album Franks Wild Years. If anyone wanted to find out what an imaginative composer Tom Waits is, in style presentation and substance, then look no further than

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Independence Day (1980) – Bruce Springsteen

Recently, I wrote about X – and their 4th of July song and now we have another which has nothing to do with today’s date. This was one of the first melancholy songs I heard from Bruce that made a

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Don’t Stop Believin’ (1981) – Journey

We are full steam ahead on the 80’s track. ‘Choo-Choo’! Don’t Stop Believin’ was released by another LA Band ‘Journey‘ at the dawn of the decade in the October 1981. It starts with a catchy keyboard riff by then new

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