Tracks Of My Years

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20210718Ken Bruce talks to star guests about their favourite records

Ken Bruce talks to a special guest about their favourite records.

20210725Ken Bruce talks to star guests about their favorite records

Ken Bruce talks to a special guest about their favourite records.

Moby Picks His Track Of My Years20210627Ken Bruce talks to Moby, iconic dance music pioneer as he chooses his Tracks of My Years. Born Richard Hall in Harlem, New York, Moby has sold 20 million records worldwide and is considered one of the most important dance music figures of the early nineties., helping bring dance music to the mainstream in the UK and America. He's just released a new album 'Reprise' featuring the new single 'Natural Blues' with Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah. This latest album sees Moby revisiting musical highlights from his notable 30 year career. Together with the Budapest Art Orchestra, he has re-envisioned some of his most recognisable rave classics and anthems with new arrangements for orchestra and acoustic instruments. There's an eclectic array of guests including Alice Skye, Apollo Jane, Kris Kristofferson and Skylar Grey. The seeds for the project were sown when Moby was invited to take part in his first ever classical collaboration - a live concert of his music at Walt Disney Concert Hall with his friend Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2018.

Last month also saw the release of 'Moby Doc' a surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby, with the artist reflecting on his turbulent personal life and music, from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. It features interviews with David Lynch and David Bowie along with concert footage, a blend of re-enactments, interviews, and archival footage.

HIs picks include music revolutionary songs such as White Lines (Don't Do It by DJ Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel, Inner City's Good Life and Faith Evans' Love Like This.

Ken Bruce talks to dance music pioneer Moby about his picks for Tracks Of My Years.

Ken Bruce talks to a special guest about their favourite records.

Ryan Tedder, Lead Singer Of One Republic20210704Ken talks to One Republic frontman and superstar songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder as he chooses his Tracks of My Years. OneRepublic first formed in 2002 and and released their debut 'Dreaming Out Loud' in 2007, which included the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling single 'Apologize'. To date they have amassed 5 billion streams on Spotify, and OneRepublic's brand new album 'Human' will be released next month and includes their latest single 'Run' which has already amassed over 1.75 billion global streams.

Aside from the band, Ryan has a stellar career collaborating with some of the world's top artists including Adele, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney to name but a few. In early 2014, Billboard named Ryan 'The Undercover King of Pop' and featured him on the magazine's cover. He's also co-written and produced Jessie J's upcoming fifth album, and he's the executive producer of the hit songwriting talent show 'Songland'.

HIs choices include the main influences of his music career inlcuding The Beatles and Oasis.

Ken talks to One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder, about his career and favourite records.

Ken Bruce talks to a special guest about their favourite records.

Shirley Manson Lead Singer Of Garbage Chooses Her Tracks Of My Years20210711Scottish singer Shirley Manson, lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage, chooses her Tracks of My Years. Born in Edinburgh, Shirley has spent the majority of her career commuting between her home city and America to record with Garbage, which originally formed in Madison, Wisconsin. She now lives and works primarily in Los Angeles while maintaining a second home in Edinburgh. To date Garbage has sold over 17 million albums worldwide and are now back with a brand new album called 'No God No Masters' - their first new material in five years. Shirley says the album was inspired by the 'weird subversive pop of Roxy Music'.

During lockdown she spent a lot of time cooking, reading and walking the dog. She also made a playlist on International Women's Day this year, featuring artists such as St. Vincent, Laura Marling, Arlo Parks and Little Simz. Last August she released the second series of her podcast 'The Jump' where she talks to influential musicians from the last two decades.

Garbage's self-titled debut album is now over 25 years old. It's also more than 21 years since their 1999 James Bond opening song for 'The World Is Not Enough' was first released. It was included on the James Bond compilation 'The Best of Bond...James Bond' and Garbage's greatest hits album 'Absolute Garbage'.

Garbage are to co-headline a ten date tour with Blondie later this year, starting on 6th November in Liverpool - they last toured together in 2017. Shirley had the pleasure of inducting Blondie into the rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in March 2006.

Shirley Manson of Garbage chooses her Tracks Of My Years and talks to Ken about her career

Ken Bruce talks to a special guest about their favourite records.