Our new community reporter Alan Kinsey has shared his top ten favourite tracks with us and explains why he’s picked each one.
1. Band of Gold – Freda Payne
I joined the Army at 15 and this was first song heard in the NAAFI (break room equivalent).
2. Montego Bay – Bobby Bloom
Celebrates my first acting promotion in the Army.
3. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
Awesome record that coincided with my call sign Zulu India and I am still called Ziggy by most people today.
4. Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel
This was number one in the charts when my son Carl was born.
5. Wherever I lay my hat – Paul Young
It was difficult leaving the forces and I drifted a lot.
6. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
I never tire of this record it epitomises my wife Hazel and I am truly blessed.
7. Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits
Unless you have served you cannot understand this.
8. Red, Red Wine – UB40
This one just gets me up.
9. Black Horse & the cherry tree – KT Tunstall
Amazing artist and this her finest.
10. Still Haven’t found what I’m looking for – U2
Just resonates with the struggle after the Army.
What would be on your top ten list?