Tony's Top Tunes #16

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Since March, Tony has been curating playlists for the Manchester Cares' Community.

The selection this week features songs Tony has turned to during lockdown. Tony expressed: 'In the time of corona virus and Black Lives Matter, the importance of us all uniting and standing up for one another is obvious.'

Grab your morning coffee and have a listen here.


Max Richter – Prelude 6

Max Richter’s “Voices” is an opus celebrating human dignity and advocating on behalf of the disadvantaged and discriminated against. The album bears witness to the Declaration of Human Rights and the part it has played in giving a voice to those who might otherwise have been left to suffer in silence. The unadorned piano at the heart of “Prelude 6” stands apart for its sparseness.


Mounika – Feeling Good

In times of self isolation, Mounika’s lo-fi hip hop beats are soothing and comforting.

Gabríel Ólafs – Absent Minded

Gabríel Ólafs is an exceptional talent from Iceland. At just 14 years old he wrote “Absent Minded”, a stirring symphonic story told through instrumental music.

Mr Herbert Quain – Behind The Curtain

This song, sampling Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson amongst others, is from the 2012 album “How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Start Loving The Waiting”. That sounds like good advice during lockdown!  The sampled couple were together for 21 years until Lou Reed’s death in 2013. Although they were both artists in their own rights their work didn’t often intertwine.

Heather Madden

Posted by Heather Madden on Monday 5th October 2020

Heather is Manchester Cares' Programme Coordinator managing our Social Clubs programme.

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