The IoS Playlist: The five best discs of the moment

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Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits, etc. Bach Choir, New Philharmonia/Willcocks (EMI, CD). Classic choral recording from the Sixties, now reissued. MW

Marilyn Crispell: To Coltrane (Leo, CD only). An album of lucid but impassioned solo piano, inspired by the man who inspired her. RW

k d lang: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Sire, LP/CD/tape). Performances which will bring out the cowgirl in everyone. BT

The Orb: Little Fluffy Clouds (Big Life, single). Rickie Lee Jones speaks] BT

Pet Shop Boys: I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing (Parlophone, single, out tomorrow). The ultimate PSB single. Huge tune, inimitable lyrics: 'I feel like taking all my clothes off and dancing to The Rite of Spring'. BT