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My top five albums: Mark Ling

PUBLISHED: 16:29 23 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:12 20 February 2013

My top five albums: Mark Ling

My top five albums: Mark Ling

Mark Ling of the Broomhill Pool Trust chooses his all-time favourites

Mark Ling of the Broomhill Pool Trust chooses his all-time favourites




The Beatles: Please, Please Me.
(1975 - Decca portable record player)
Twelve years after my parents bought the album, I claimed it for my own. Aficionados condition us towards the later Beatles albums. But, with Lennons harmonica belting out Theres a Place and Love Me Do, there is an uncomplicated and uplifting edge to the Beatles first album.


Michael Jackson: Thriller
(1983 - Sony Walkman Cassette Westbourne School Youth Club).
Thriller is masterful on so many levels. There are the great show stoppers like Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean. Whilst, Human Nature and The Lady in my Life envelop you on an intimate level.


Spandau Ballet: True
(1983/4 Sharp stereo portable cassette player Broomhill Pool).
Gary Kemps harmonies, Steve Normans sax and Tony Hadleys velvet voice the perfect accompaniment to magical, incomparable Broomhill.


Chicago Blues Masters
(1995/6 - New York).
Great albums invariably evoke defined periods or events in your life. Downtown Manhattan humid nights, neon lights, wedding rights! A sublime cocktail of Magic Sam, Junior Wells and Carey Bell. Best as a shared experience, its hard not lose yourselves in this breathtaking trip.


The Clash: Londons Burning
(Today in the car, maximum volume!)


Coming from Suffolk Ive never had the need to riot. However, put on the Clash and I feel inspired to chain myself, naked, to the top board of Broomhill Pool demanding its reinstatement! Political, unembellished, explosive, and thoroughly magnificent!

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