20 Jun 2015

The Secret Life of Track Listing

From The Secret Life Of, 4:05 pm on 20 June 2015
The Phoenix Foundation

The Phoenix Foundation (L-to-R: Luke Buda, Conrad Wedde, Tom Callwood, Samuel Scott, Chris O'Connor and Will Ricketts) Photo: Courtesy of The Phoenix Foundation

After the songs that make up an album have been recorded, mixed and mastered, musicians face the daunting task of putting them in order. Get it wrong and not only will it not feel right - it might not sell either.

In The Secret Life of Track Lists, Melody Thomas talks to the artists who agonise so that you don’t have to, and the critics who’ve heard it go both ways. She begins her investigation with our go-to Radio New Zealand music man, The Sampler's Nick Bollinger.

Music details

Artist: The Rolling Stones
Song: Brown Sugar, Sway, Wild Horses
Composer: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Album: Sticky Fingers
Label: Virgin

Artist: Oklahoma Orchestra and Chorus
Song: Oklahoma!
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Album: Oklahoma!
Label: MCA

Artist: The Beatles
Song: Baby You Can Drive My Car
Composer: Lennon/McCartney
Album: Rubber Soul
Label: Parlophone

Artist: The Beach Boys
Song: Wouldn't It Be Nice
Composer: B Wilson, T Asher
Album: Pet Sounds
Label: Capitol

Artist: The Beatles
Song: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Composer: Lennon/McCartney
Album: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Label: Parlophone

Artist: David Bowie
Song: Ziggy Stardust
Composer: David Bowie
Album: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Label: EMI

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Black Mould
Composer: The Phoenix Foundation + Lukaz Buda
Album: Fandango
Label: Universal

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Mountain, Bob Lennon John Dylan
Composer: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Give Up Your Dreams
Label: Universal

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Eventually, Golden Ship
Composer: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Buffalo
Label: Universal