Thursday, April 14, 2016

Links to the 1971: Never A Dull Moment playlists in one place

Here they are:

A link to the full 1971: Never A Dull Moment playlist, which is made up of 265 songs, one from every significant album that came out that year.

Then links to a Spotify version of each of the monthly playlists that come at the end of each chapter. If the odd track's missing that's because it wasn't on Spotify when I looked.



  1. I am currently reading your fantastic book. I was born in 1968 so was just a pup when all ths was happpening though. One thing struck me though. In the case of Bryter Later, it is only with the passing of the years that it (and indeed he) has gained any recognition and gravitas. It it therefore right to say it was relevant at the time? I am no way doubting your judgement Mr. H, quite the opposite really. Because if it mattered to you then, I bow to your superior knowledge and judgement. Just saying...

  2. Glad you're enjoying the book. Re: Nick Drake. I wasn't trying to make much of his relevance at the time. I was just using him as an example of the many fine records that slipped through the cracks in 1971 because there was more good stuff than there was time to listen to it. I only bought it five years later.

  3. This is shameful confession time. I was five in 1971. That isn't the shameful bit. I've just started reading your excellent tome and I have to confess I had never ever listened to Carole King's Tapestry - heard some tracks but never actually listened to the album. So I've just listened to it on the way into work this morning. It's really good, isn't it?

  4. The book is most enjoyable but I'd like to put in a good word for the design of the book. I love the rubberised feel of the covers* and the device of the 'half-jacket' was a pleasant surprise.

    And remember hardback lovers! Never read a book with its cover on.

    *What is that process the paper undergoes? Not uncommon now but nevertheless pleasingly tactile.

  5. Just finished your excellent, hugely enjoyable book - fascinating for someone like me who was 13 at the time and just starting to take a serious interest in music. One pettifogging point. On page 137 you write that Mick Jagger wrote Brown Sugar while filming Ned Kelly in 1970. Surely you mean 1969?

  6. Anonymous2:42 am

    Great book. I was wondering why the album list in the UK edition is different from the one in the US edition.

  7. I honestly can't remember why they're different. It's probably to reflect the fact that albums were released in different territories in different years.