This is almost certainly the wrong time to be doing this. I’m sure most of us are otherwise engaged with pre-festive period activities such as shopping, cooking, visiting aged relatives or getting slaughtered at the office party and thus ensuring that the New Year’s resolution has a ‘never again’ theme to it.
But I’ve chosen to ignore all that as this is about the only free time I have all year and if I don’t do it now, I probably never will.
Here’s the idea, as promulgated by saneshane, of this parish…
Everyone who wants to play puts forward a track by Elbow, by way of a YouTube clip or a Spotify link or whatever means you have for sharing such things with the ‘Spill class. I then, as Spillmaster, select the best ten (or 15 or 20?) to put together the ultimate Elbow playlist for the edification of those who wish to learn the finer points of
Manchester’s Bury’s finest!
There are five albums to choose from plus numerous singles with interesting B-sides and a handful of pre-major label EPs. Any live recordings? Obscure collaborations? Let’s make this the Elbow compilation to die for!
I’ll start the ball rolling by throwing out my current favourite taken from their breakthrough album, The Seldom Seen Kid.