rak sessions


Let The Storm Rage On

I am a magnet for all kinds of deeper wonderment
I am a wunderkind, I am a Joan of Arc
And smart enough to believe this
I am a princess on the way to my throne
Destined to seek, destined to know
Destined to rule, destined to roam

Let It Go by Alex Boye, One Voice Childrens Choir // Den Magiske Fela by Alexander Rybak // Hallelujah by Lindsey Stirling // Oceanic by Magnus Fiennes, Bond // Little Talks by Julia Sheer & Jon D // Nocturne by Relaxing Piano Music Consort // A Queen’s Loneliness by Trevor Morris // Take Flight by Lindsey Stirling // Home - The Rak Sessions by Gabrielle Aplin // Bless Those Tired Eyes by Clem Leek // Pleasured Distractions by Trevor Morris // White Winter Hymnal by Birdy // Colors pt. II by Halsey // The Cello Song by The Piano Guys // Islander - LateBreaker Remix by Robyn Sherwell // Wake Me Up by 2Cellos // V-Pop by Lindsey Stirling // Enter the Oracles by Trevor Morris // The Violet Hour by The Civil War // Wunderkind by Alanis Morissette



fake plastic trees
Phil - Some of my favourite lyrics on the album - ‘Gravity always wins’ - what a line.
Ed - This took a while to record only because it was hard to better Thom just singing it with an acoustic guitar. Amazing lyrics.
Jonny - My favourite lyrics on the album. Writing the string parts was my studio highlight, in a megalomaniac kinda way.
Colin - Er…, Deep?
Thom - The product of a joke that wasn’t really a joke and a very lonely drunken evening and well, a breakdown of sorts.

black star
Phil - Bit of a watershed during first RAK sessions - recorded in an afternoon, it got our creative juices flowing again.
Ed - This was recorded when John (Leckie) was away for a day - we rehearsed the song for about an hour then recorded it.
Jonny - This was done when John Leckie was at a wedding - there was a real ‘teacher’s away’ larkiness to that day, hence the ace raggedness of the playing.
Colin - Wow! Fave 'heavy’ rock number.
Thom - If Harry Niellson were alive today we’d beg him to sing this. He was dead however, so I had to bloody do it. Sober.

Answerphone, early 1995


Grinderman- Palaces of Montezuma.

‘The spinal cord of JFK wrapped in Marilyn Monroe's négligé, I give to you’


Grinderman - Palaces Of Montezuma (RAK Sessions)


I want Nick’s ring … no, not like that.

One of the best moments of my holiday was watching the RAK Session of Loud Like Love with my brother (who isn’t really a Placebo fan) and him saying afterwards that Brian “sings with sincerity and honesty which comes straight from his soul”.