FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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181 Object lessons: Peter Aspden on memorabilia2014-02-28 10:00:00
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182 Showy business: Leo Robson on the ‘McConaissance’2014-02-21 13:25:00
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183 Social network of the damned: Peter Aspden on hell2014-02-07 14:05:00
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184 Folk/rock: Peter Aspden on Pete Seeger2014-01-31 10:00:00
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185 Degree show: Peter Aspden on Derek Jarman2014-01-24 16:55:00
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186 Wig interpretation: Peter Aspden on ‘American Hustle’2014-01-17 10:00:00
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187 A Banksy in the boardroom: Peter Aspden on corporate collections2014-01-10 15:25:00
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188 Culture versus clutter: Peter Aspden on ‘Stuffocation’2014-01-03 13:35:00
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189 Critical voice: Peter Aspden on Ai Weiwei2013-12-27 10:00:00
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190 Sporting life: Peter Aspden on Russian Realism2013-12-20 18:20:00
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191 'Alien invasion in the G.L.A.C.' by Mohsin Hamid2013-12-20 17:05:00
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192 Jay-Z and Pablo P: Peter Aspden on Art Basel Miami Beach2013-12-13 10:00:00
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193 Restoration drama: Peter Aspden on Kenwood House2013-11-29 11:25:00
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194 Space adventure: Peter Aspden on Philippe Parreno2013-11-22 15:40:00
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195 Sitcom nation: Peter Aspden on daytime TV2013-11-15 11:45:00
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196 Nap music: Peter Aspden on the UK’s first ‘sleeping gig’2013-11-08 15:35:00
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197 Soul power: Peter Aspden on icons2013-10-25 09:00:00
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198 Bryte star: Peter Aspden on Nick Drake2013-10-18 16:00:00
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Bryte star: Peter Aspden on Nick Drake

Neglected in his lifetime, the singer-songwriter is now revered, as an event devoted to his album ‘Bryter Later’ demonstrates. But it’s doubtful his genius would have flourished any better in today’s impatient world, the FT’s arts writer says…read more

199 Auteur ego: Peter Aspden on Bertolucci2013-10-11 15:25:00
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200 Tomorrow people: Peter Aspden on FutureFest2013-10-04 09:00:00
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