Young Blood – Sophie Ellis Baxter
High Hopes – Bruce Springsteen
Happy Day – Damien Dempsey
Torrent - Asgier
Happy - Pharrell Williams
One Day – Caro Emerald
Pack up Lady – Morrissey and Marshall
Weapons – Hudson Taylor
Old Country – Tupelo
Fools Complaint – Suzanne Vega
I’m Back - Evistan
Better Things a Comin’ - Derek Ryan
The weeks RTÉ Radio 1 Album of the week is Suzanne Vega - Tales From the Realm of The Queen of Pentacles.
Here is what Cooking Vinyl had to say....
Vega’s much-welcomed first new material in seven years.
By Andy Fyfe February 3, 2014 MoJo.com ( Also their Album of the Week that week)
Whatever made Vega spend her last four years re-recording her own back catalogue as four themed albums – like someone re-filing their CDs from alphabetical into ‘feel’ – it seems to have unblocked whatever was preventing her from releasing new material. And to celebrate, here is the folky singer-songwriter in totally new guise: Suzanne Vega, Rock Chick. Well, not quite, but in a career more noted for hushed moments it’s still a surprise to hear electric guitars played in anger. And it’s a good look. Vega dips into the Tarot for songs about spiritual growth, death, the afterlife and Vaclav Havel, while an array of session superheroes – among them Larry Campbell and Gail Ann Dorsey – fill the album with crackling electricity that even gets a little menacing on live showstopper I Never Wear White. It’s hardly Dylan goes electric, but the intent is much the same.
RTÉ Radio 1 Music Policy
To complement the wide range of music on the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule, and to ensure our audience is kept abreast of contemporary music, a playlist system is in operation featuring the best of the current albums and singles. The tracks are rotated over the main daytime programmes and are updated every week.
Tracks from the Radio 1 Album of the Week can be heard over the week on Risin' Time, The Ronan Collins Show and Late Date.