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For The Turnstiles (Songs I Love #26)

by Piers Faccini

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Neil Young's 1974 album, On The Beach has always been one of my favourite records. I always loved the stripped down instrumentation and production and many of the songs are like uncut poetic gems, all the more beautiful for their raw unpolished quality. Like Springsteen's Nebraska, this album captures the full scope of a songwriter at the peak of creativity, uncensored and essential. Here's my version of the song, For the turnstiles, one of my favourites from the album and a song that playfully evokes mortality and the exit or turnstile that awaits us all at one point or another. In hommage to his original banjo part, I played the song with slide guitar and fretless banjo.

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released July 12, 2020

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Piers Faccini France

If my songs were maps I'd want them to stretch from the English moors to the Saharan dunes via the plains of the Mediterranean.

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