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Welcome to 2020 sound and vision.

To get you in the mood for the weekend, we’re offering a precious Golden Discs voucher worth exactly €25.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell me below what your favourite closing song is on an album.

Here’s mine (off this long player).

The winner will be chosen by my pet zebra.

Lines MUST close at 6am!

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck.

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63 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher

  1. Joxer

    has anyone ever gotten their voucher? still waiting on my ‘Blue Moon’ voucher from before Christmas…..

  2. Fluffybiscuits

    Has to be Return to Oz from Scissor Sisters ‘Ta Dah from 2004. Song deals with drugs within LGBT Community and herokm trip especially. Getting calls your friends have died

    “It’s three o’clock in the morning,
    You get a phone call
    From the queen with a hundred heads
    She says that they’re all dead
    She tried the last one on
    It couldn’t speak, fell off
    And now she just wanders the halls
    Thinking nothing
    Thinking nothing at all”

    1. ouch

      Great choice, Desolation Row and Sad eyed lady of the Lowlands are another pair of great closers from the man

      1. Jasper

        Desolation row is one of my favourite Dylan songs for sure.

        I inherited my father’s early vinyl press of Bringing It All Back Home. I like that the physical record I now have was listened to by him long before I was born. It gets a regular spin and is without doubt my favourite album of all time :-)

        1. Niallo

          Desolation row is the closer on the 1970 isle of wight festival movie.
          Poignant stuff, only a few brief months before woodstock was on, by the time IOW happened, it were all over for tge peace love and understanding brigade :(

  3. Leoppold Gloom

    Depending on which version of Elbow’s Seldom Seen Kid you have, Friend of Ours is the Closing track. It’s an absolutely beautiful song and tribute to a much missed friend and one to listen to when cutting some onions or something.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To2QUZlSRi8

    They have a knack for brilliant collosing tracks as Puncture Repair on Leader’s of the Free World is no less wonderful. Less than 2 minutes, but a wonderfully beautiful song about heartbreak and sadness and those moments when you need to open up but just can’t.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To2QUZlSRi8

    Scatter Black and Whites on their debut is wonderful too.

    1. yupyup

      First track to come to mind for me. An absolute gem. Was going to try and come up with another closing album track. There’s no point, I’m just going to listen to this instead.

      1. yupyup

        The Clash- Train in Vain on London Calling
        The End – The Doors both deserver mentions I’d suppose

    1. scottser

      Paddy Casey is a mole on the backside of humanity and should be wedgied to within an inch of his pathetic, talentless life for crimes against decent music.

  4. Boogs

    I Can’t Give Everything Away from Blackstar by David Bowie.
    A fitting end to what he knew would be his final album.
    If you got through the first listen of the album the week he died without welling up you’re a bigger man or woman than me.

    https://youtu.be/OZscv36UUHo

  5. Otis Blue

    That’d be Epilogue the final song on Hospice, the third album from The Antlers.

    A concept album about loss, death and broken relationships, Hospice’s bleak but soaring narrative is interwoven with dreams and imagined conversations. At turns harrowing and exhilarating, its coda, Epilogue, offers little in the way of respite or resolution.

    Not easy listening.

    https://youtu.be/1M03PITFUO0

  6. Rosette of Sirius

    While it’s not quite my favourite Pogues song (Rainy Night in SoHo), it’s still magnificent -and perhaps the best cover of Eric Bogle’s classic. It’s even better when closing out Rum, Sodomy and the Lash.

    I am of course referring to ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’.

    It’s an emotional and emotive story and its meaning remains more relevant today than ever.

    https://youtu.be/cZqN1glz4JY

  7. scottser

    When the night comes by the Boomtown Rats.
    https://youtu.be/qi2J4CA5anQ
    How do you finish an album full of diverse styles and themes? with one of the most diverse and interesting tunes you’ll ever hear. Particularly the guitar breaks as Spanish blends into electric.

  8. seanydelight

    if the end of Abbey Road can be counted as one song, that medley is one of the most amazing pieces of music in history. Including the jaunty “Her Majesty”.

    Shout out to the reply above for Day in the Life. Originally the grove on the record was cut to repeat that terror inducing aural studio babble, over and over – while the pitch just before it would make your dog start barking. Try drift off into a stoned haze with all that going on…. yikes.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Was actually thinking of the very song when I read the brief. And not the only album with weird babble, nuclear bombs etc. (Which would always be playing the moment a senior family member would be in earshot, giving them even more reason to mistrust you).

  9. Someone at Google Viewed Your Profile

    Is it just me or has the BS Prev and Next link navigation going backwards gone mad? Seems Nick’s post previous is possible issue?

    Oh seems to be OK now. Sorry.

      1. Someone at Google Viewed Your Profile

        Seems OK on Safari, but loops on Firefox. Probably my machine, cache or summat. Thanks Bodger.

  10. Coffee to go

    Really good suggestions above, makings of a good mixtape.

    Though my choice would have to be Street Spirit as the closer to Radiohead’s The Bends. A classic amongst the other classics on that album.

  11. Hector Ramirez

    Either David Grays cover of Say hello, wave goodbye off White Ladder

    Or Coldplay’s

    *Death and and all his Friends*

    which uses a remix/sample of John Hopkins Light through a Veins for last 2.5 minutes. beautiful and mellow way to finish the Viva la Vida album

  12. Niallo

    If oasis, pulp, baby bird, elbow, james, blur etc had never happened, no wait, even though they did happen.
    The single most timeless album of the 90’s has to be lost souls by doves.
    Every, single, track, is pure, spun, solid gold and each one leaves you acheing for more, none less than the closer “a house”
    Well its that or “eclipse” by yer floyd.

  13. Fearganainm

    Lankum, ‘Hunting the Wren’, the final track on their album ‘The Livelong Day’

    A song based on the true story of ‘The Wrens of the Curragh’, a small colony of some of Ireland’s homeless in the middle of the 19th century. The Wrens were an assortment of pregnant young women, alcoholic women, mentally frail women and ‘fallen women’ who lived in holes scooped out of the ground on the Curragh of Kildare with gorse as their covering. At that time around one third of the British army was made up of Irishmen and some of the pregnant young women had probably made their way to the burgeoning military camp on the Curragh in search of the young men who were in part responsible for their condition but who had legged it from the small towns and villages that they came from. Over a period of around five decades many of the women became ‘professionals’, camp followers. Denounced and castigated by local clergy the Wrens were often attacked by ‘pious’ Irishmen who burned their nests and assaulted the women. Of course, in those days militant clerics yearned for a theocratic state and were content to whip up mobs that saw it as righteous punishment to attack the unfortunate Wrens.

    So, not a happy song but a piece relating to a morsel of our history:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqgYbPlZNsM

  14. Kingfisher

    The Chieftains’ finale to Another Country in which various artists including Emmylou Harris, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others go on a guided tour from Did you Ever Go Courting through Goodnight Irene, Let the Circle Be Unbroken and Yonder Stands My Own True Love and ends in an anarchic knock-down-the-barn dance. That or Morgenspaziergang from Kraftwerk’s Autobahn

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