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Guest DJ Tom Verlaine

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Guitarist Tom Verlaine, best known for his work with the New York punk band Television, talks about his own work and shares some of his favorite recordings. Verlaine's just released two CDs, his first new work in 14 years. Hear selections from Around and Songs and Other Things, plus works that have inspired Verlaine over the years, like the classic soundtrack to The Day the Earth Stood Still and Henry Mancini's "Experiment in Terror."

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Guest DJ Tom Verlaine

Marquee Moon

Marquee Moon

  • Artist: Tom Verlaine
  • Song: Marquee Moon
  • From: Marquee Moon

Marquee Moon was Tom Verlaine's first CD with his late '70s, early '80s New York punk band Television.

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Oh Yeah

Hog Callin' Blues

  • Artist: Charles Mingus
  • Song: Hog Callin' Blues
  • From: Oh Yeah

Jazz bassist Charles Mingus originally recorded this album for Atlantic in 1961. The recording was unusual because Mingus hired another musician to play bass. He instead plays piano and sings vocals on several tracks.

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Three Pieces

Second Piece

  • Artist: Henryk Górecki
  • Song: Second Piece
  • From: Three Pieces

Henryk Górecki is a contemporary classic composer from Poland. He drew wide-spread attention in the early '90s when his "Symphony No. 3" made a surprising appearance at the top of British pop charts. Górecki's "Three Pieces in Old Style" is one of his most performed works.

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Warm and Cool

Those Harbor Lights

  • Artist: Tom Verlaine
  • Song: Those Harbor Lights
  • From: Warm and Cool [Bonus Tracks]

Warm and Cool was Tom Verlaine's 1992 solo, instrumental album. It's heard frequently between news stories on All Things Considered.

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Greatest Hits

Experiment in Terror

  • Artist: Henry Mancini
  • Song: Experiment in Terror
  • From: Greatest Hits

The prolific film composer Henry Mancini wrote this theme for the 1962 movie Experiment in Terror.

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Around

The O of Adore

  • Artist: Tom Verlaine
  • Song: The O of Adore
  • From: Around

This is one of two albums Tom Verlaine released in 2006. It's another instrumental album showcasing his guitar work.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Prelude and Outer Space

  • Artist: Bernard Herrmann
  • Song: Prelude and Outer Space
  • From: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Considered the dean of film composers, Bernard Herrmann is known for legendary scores to films like Psycho, Citizen Kane and this classic main theme for the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still.

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Songs and Other Things

The Day on You

  • Artist: Tom Verlaine
  • Song: The Day on You
  • From: Songs and Other Things

Songs and Other Things was the second of two new albums released in 2006. While Around was a collection of instrumental songs, Verlaine sings on this record.

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