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This is an ongoing listing.

Desert Island Discs [in no preference order; listed chronologically]:

  1. Close to the edge, Yes, 1972
  2. Tubular Bells, Part One, Mike Oldfield, 1973
  3. Super’s Ready, Genesis, 1974
  4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 6-9, Pink Floyd, 1975
  5. American Pie, Don McLean [Solo album live version 1976]
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen [A night at the Opera album version 1976]
  7. Hotel California, The Eagles, 1977
  8. Chase, Giorgio Moroder [maxi-version 1978]

If only shorter tracks were allowed [listed chronologically]:

  1. Misirlou, Dick Dale and the Deltones, 1962
  2. Contact !, Brigitte Bardot, 1968
  3. Nutbush City Limits, Ike and Tina Turner, 1973
  4. Poptones, Public Image Ltd. 1979
  5. Your the Voice, John Farnham, 1986
  6. Runnin’ Down a Dream, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, 1989
  7. Ready to Go, Republica, 1997
  8. Blindness, The Fall, 2005

Fictional in bookform [listed chronologically]:

  1. The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll 1876
  2. Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett 1954
  3. Ficciones, Luis Borges 1962
  4. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burges 1962
  5. The Atrocity Exhibition, J.G. Ballard 1968
  6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams 1979
  7. The Singing Detective, Dennis Potter 1985
  8. Use of Weapons, Iain M. Banks 1990
  9. Burning Your Boats, Angela Carter’ 1995
  10. Collected Poems of Ted Hughes, Ted Hughes 2005

 Movies  [listed chronologically]:

  1. North by North West 1959
  2. Point Blank 1967
  3. Once Upon a Time in the West 1968
  4. Sleuth 1972
  5. The Shining 1980
  6. Blade Runner 1982
  7. Jacob’s Ladder 1990
  8. The Matrix 1999
  9. The Cell 2000
  10. Inception 2010
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