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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221 Take it easy: Peter Aspden on The Eagles’ mellow magic2013-05-03 14:00:00
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222 Shock of the nude: Peter Aspden on Qatar’s statue problem2013-04-26 10:00:00
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223 Iron Lady, golden age: Jan Dalley on Thatcher’s legacy2013-04-19 11:00:00
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224 You had to be there: Jan Dalley on art and presence2013-04-12 11:00:00
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225 Give and take: Jan Dalley on paying for culture2013-04-05 10:05:00
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226 Only in France? Peter Aspden on cultural stereotypes2013-03-29 12:00:00
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227 Emir-art: Peter Aspden reports from the Sharjah Biennial2013-03-22 15:00:00
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228 The birth of dramedy: Peter Aspden on Steptoe and Son2013-03-15 16:45:00
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229 Watch out for tomorrow: Leo Robson on robots and writers2013-03-08 11:00:00
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230 The buzz business: Peter Aspden on the branding of culture2013-03-01 16:45:00
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231 Pop artist: Peter Aspden on Dinos Chapman’s first album2013-02-22 11:30:00
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Pop artist: Peter Aspden on Dinos Chapman’s first album

With his brother Jake, the British artist has tackled some of modernity’s grisliest themes. The FT’s arts writer finds out why he’s now trying his hand at music…read more

232 Quiet, please: Peter Aspden on Kraftwerk and crucifixions2013-02-15 11:25:00
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233 Peter Aspden on Mat Collishaw and recession art2013-02-08 12:20:00
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234 Peter Aspden on the heritage impulse2013-02-01 15:10:00
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235 Peter Aspden on Philip Glass's Walt Disney opera2013-01-25 16:00:00
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236 Peter Aspden on David Bowie and the end of HMV2013-01-18 15:30:00
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237 All's fair2012-10-02 23:00:00
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238 Design decade2012-09-13 23:00:00
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239 Woody Guthrie remembered2012-09-06 23:00:00
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240 Real to reel2012-08-23 23:00:00
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