DJ History Balearic Top 25

Balearic Top 25

“As Balearic as a German pensioner’s thong…”. How many times have you heard that phrase at fancy dinner parties and had to nod embarrassedly, not really knowing what was meant.

Nod no longer. As part of our public education remit, 500 Miles High is here to help by re-presenting a rather wonderful show that went out on Ministry of Sound Radio in 2007.

Over the course of 90 minutes, Bill Brewster (with input from Balearic demi-god, Phil Mison) runs through the…wait for it…Top 25 Balearic Records of All Time, as voted for by the beards at DJ History.

Whilst stopping tantalisingly short of a definitive answer to the timeless metaphysical question, “What is Balearic?”, the show is a valuable crash-course for the novice and an equally-valuable source of “debate” for more the more seasoned espadrille-botherer.

What, no Cliff Richard?

1 Tullio de Piscopo – Primavera (Stop Bajon) (Bagaria, 1984)
2 William Pitt – City Lights (Public Sound, 1986)
3 Elkin & Nelson – Jibaro (CBS, 1986)
4 Chris Rea – Josephine (Magnet, 1985)
5 Herb Alpert – Rotation (A&M, 1979)
6 Manuel Goettsching – E2-E4 (Inteam, 1984)
7 Mandy Smith – I Just Can’t Wait (Cool & Breezy Jazz Mix) (PWL, 1987)
8 Dizzi Heights – Would I Find Love (Parlophone, 1986)
9 Art Of Noise – Moments In Love (Island, 1983)
10 It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Virgin, 1986)
11 Carly Simon – Why (WEA, 1982)
12 Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Lucky Number, 2005)
13 Donna Summer – State of Independence (WEA, 1982)
14 Laid Back – Fly Away/Walking In The Sunshine (CBS, 1983)
15 Kate Bush – Running Up The Hill (EMI, 1985)
16 Cure – Lullaby (Fiction, 1989)
17 Linda Di Franco – TV Scene (WEA, 1985)
18 Flash & The Pan – Walking In The Rain (Epic, 1978)
19 Izit – Stories (ffrr, 1989)
20 Fleetwood Mac – Big Love (Arthur Baker Remix) (Warners, 1987)
21 Double – The Captain Of Her Heart (Polydor, 1985)
22 The Beloved – The Sun Rising (WEA, 1989)
23 Enzo Avitabile – Blackout (EMI, 1986)
24 Mike Francis – Features Of Love (Concorde, 1985)
25 Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots (Elektra, 1980)


Download: DJ History Balearic Top 25, MOS Radio (right click)

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