Following recent discussion on Twitter, Pete from Bristol Book Blog asked the question “What ten CD’s would you take to a writing retreat?” (Kicking it old-school, so no iPods full of tunage.)
I said I’d have to give it some thought, and I did. Here’s my top ten albums I’d take on a writing retreat, in no particular order and subject to change without notice.
I listen to a lot of soundtracks and instrumental music while I’m working, and if I do listen to music with words, it’s often music that’s evocative of a certain place or atmosphere I’m trying to create in the book. So there’s that. My top ten favourite albums would probably be quite different.
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
Roddy Woomble – My Secret is my Silence
Nick Drake – Bryter Later
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun
Lord of the Rings OST – Howard Shore (It’s a 3-cd box set, so technically I’m cheating a bit, but this is my list so 😛 )
So there you have it, the ten-ish cds I would pop in my suitcase to take to a writing retreat. What would yours be?