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MUSICVISION PHOENIX: Twenty Songs That Changed Our Lives

A fantastic journey into Phoenix’s musical psyche – twenty tunes that changed their lives and influenced the way they sound. I love the way they romanticize and philiosophize in that oh-so French way about Curtis Mayfield and Kenny Rogers. You can really hear the little production techniques and samples that they strive for in their music in these songs. I especially love the 2nd track, Evie Sands’ “I Can’t Let Go” – an epic 2 mins of pop magic that Branco said he and Daft Punk use to cover when they had their band “Darlin” (the name that came from the Beach Boys tune) together for a summer in their teenage years. Such an amazing list of tunes.

Evie Sands – I Can’t Let Go

The Beach Boys – Darlin’

List of the 20 songs after the jump.

01 – Blue monday people / Curtis Mayfield
02 – Can’t let go / Evie Sands
03 – Sell your love / Iggy Pop & James Williamson
04 – Flash forward / Serge Gainsbourg
05 – I’m glad you’re mine / Al Green
06 – Don’t turn the light on, leave me alone / CAN
07 – Mesopotamia / The B-52’s
08 – Ruby don’t take your love to town / Kenny Rogers
09 – Slow night, slow long / Kings of Leon
10 – Leur plaisir sans moi / Jane Birkin
11 – In and out of the shadows / Dion
12 – Victory garden / The Red Krayola
13 – Escape from New-York main title / John Carpenter
14 – We almost lost Detroit / Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson
15 – Darlin’ / The Beach Boys
16 – Peace like a river / Paul Simon
17 – A song for you / Gram Parsons
18 – The fairest of the seasons / Nico
19 – Who was that masked man / Van Morrison
20 – La smortina / Coro della SAT
21 – City lights / Phoenix

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