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Day 62: You’re Beautiful, James Blunt

OK this is an unfortunate album because it was so overplayed in the UK that everyone came to despise James Blunt after hearing the hits on this album over and over and over and over again. However, this little song I think stands the test of time.

I must confess I particularly relate to this song when many years ago (1992) I returned from a trip from the religious community Taizé. Jon and I spent a night travelling back on the train talking to two fellow young women one who by the end of the night I was highly attracted to even though she was engaged to married so knew that as we exited that train at Victoria station I would never see again — it was a melancholic feeling at the time.

My Video Summary

If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 9 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!

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