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What do Iron Maiden, Billie Holiday and castrato singer Alessandro Moreschi have in common? Answer: Sigur Ros frontman Jon ("Jonsi") Thor Birgisson lists them all among his favorite artists. In this edition of All Songs Considered, Jonsi talks about his new solo album, Go, and shares some of the songs that have helped shape his own music. Hear a strange and surprising mix of artists, from the heavy-metal group Iron Maiden to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Audrey Hepburn and more.

Hear Jonsi's new solo album, Go, in its entirety as part of our Exclusive First Listen series.

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Guest DJ Jonsi Of Sigur Ros

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Iron Maiden

  • Artist: Iron Maiden
  • Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • From: Killers
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Murders in the Rue Morgue
Album
Killers
Artist
Iron Maiden
Label
EMI Music Distribution
Released
1981

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Audrey Hepburn

  • Artist: Audrey Hepburn
  • Song: Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]
  • From: Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn
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Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]
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Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn
Artist
Audrey Hepburn
Label
Warner Bros.
Released
1993

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Billie Holiday

  • Artist: Billie Holiday
  • Song: All of Me
  • From: Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday
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All of Me
Album
Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday
Artist
Billie Holiday
Label
Absord Japan
Released
2001

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Alessandro Moreschi

  • Artist: Alessandro Moreschi
  • Song: Ave Maria
  • From: Moreschi - The Last Castrato
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Moreschi - The Last Castrato
Artist
Alessandro Moreschi
Label
Pearl
Released
2010

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