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 The US connection: Peter Aspden on cinema’s exception culturelle2013-05-10 15:40:00
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222 Take it easy: Peter Aspden on The Eagles’ mellow magic2013-05-03 14:00:00
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223 Shock of the nude: Peter Aspden on Qatar’s statue problem2013-04-26 10:00:00
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224 Iron Lady, golden age: Jan Dalley on Thatcher’s legacy2013-04-19 11:00:00
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225 You had to be there: Jan Dalley on art and presence2013-04-12 11:00:00
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You had to be there: Jan Dalley on art and presence

As performance artist Marina Abramovic showed, the paradox of our digital age is our hunger for personal presence, says the FT's arts editor…read more

226 Give and take: Jan Dalley on paying for culture2013-04-05 10:05:00
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227 Only in France? Peter Aspden on cultural stereotypes2013-03-29 12:00:00
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228 Emir-art: Peter Aspden reports from the Sharjah Biennial2013-03-22 15:00:00
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229 The birth of dramedy: Peter Aspden on Steptoe and Son2013-03-15 16:45:00
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230 Watch out for tomorrow: Leo Robson on robots and writers2013-03-08 11:00:00
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231 The buzz business: Peter Aspden on the branding of culture2013-03-01 16:45:00
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232 Pop artist: Peter Aspden on Dinos Chapman’s first album2013-02-22 11:30:00
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233 Quiet, please: Peter Aspden on Kraftwerk and crucifixions2013-02-15 11:25:00
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234 Peter Aspden on Mat Collishaw and recession art2013-02-08 12:20:00
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235 Peter Aspden on the heritage impulse2013-02-01 15:10:00
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236 Peter Aspden on Philip Glass's Walt Disney opera2013-01-25 16:00:00
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237 Peter Aspden on David Bowie and the end of HMV2013-01-18 15:30:00
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238 All's fair2012-10-02 23:00:00
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239 Design decade2012-09-13 23:00:00
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240 Woody Guthrie remembered2012-09-06 23:00:00
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