THE IoS PLAYLIST

THE FIVE BEST SOUNDS OF THE MOMENT
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Various Artists: Anthems Vol 1 (Streetsounds, CD/LP/tape). Ten liquid landmarks of summer soul and funk serenity. BT

Chabrier: Briseis. BBC SO/Ossonce (Hyperion, CD). The unfinished and largely unknown opera whose passionate grandeur knocked us all off our seats when we heard it (as you do here, recorded live) at last year's Edinburgh Festival. MW

Bartok: Piano Works. Zoltan Kocsis (Philips, four CDs). A compilation of old and new recordings that includes the works for children and the concertos. Establishes Kocsis as the ideal Bartok pianist: every performance a bench-mark. MW

Black Grape: Reverend Black Grape (Radioactive, single). Unfeasibly upbeat, infectious return from Sean Ryder. BT

Jerry Lee Lewis: Young Blood (Sire, CD/tape). Country-flavoured boogie- woogie with a glint in its eye. NB

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