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Hear Michael Spencer Jones' top ten tunes

He's famous for his photographs of Oasis and The Verve, but will they make it into his list of favourite music?

Published on May 21st 2009.


Hear Michael Spencer Jones' top ten tunes

Tell us about yourself
I'm an art photographer who has worked with bands including Oasis and The Verve. I've got an exhibition on at the Richard Goodall Gallery at the moment of the cover art I did for Oasis in the 1990s. (Read about it here.)

What types of music do you like?
I like all types from classical to hip hop. Someone once said that there are only two types of music; good and bad, and I agree.

What's the song that means the most to you and why?
The thing with music is that it never lets you down. It's always there for you when you need it, through the good times and the hard times. The Beatles song 'A Day in the Life' would be a hard one to beat. Lennon's vocal melody towards the end of the song always gives me goosebumps. It's the closest we'll ever get to decoding the mystery of life. As their press secretary once said, “The Beatles were the greatest love story of the twentieth century.”

What are your top ten favourite songs?

1 'The Crystal Ship' by The Doors
2 'Feel the Need' by Detroit Emeralds
3 'You Only Live Twice' by Nancy Sinatra
4 'Columbia' by Oasis
5 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night?' by Nirvana
6 'A Day in the Life' by The Beatles
7 'We Have All the Time in the World' by Louis Armstrong
8 'Amsterdam' by Jacques Brel
9 'Shot By Both Sides' by Magazine
10 'The Happening' by Diana Ross and The Supremes

Listen to the playlist here

On Thursday 21 May, Confidential readers are invited to see Michael Spencer Jones' exhibition of Oasis cover art at the Richard Goodall Gallery on High Street, near the Market Restaurant in the Northern Quarter, from 6pm till 8.30pm. Michael Spencer Jones will be around to chat about his work, and there'll be a complimentary glass of wine or beer for you.

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