Sunday, July 29, 2007

The A to Z Playlist, and Schedule News...

So, that missing 'A to Z' Playlist...
Here goes ! :
The Johnny Reece Show
Sunday 29th July 2007
Now available on our Pod !

Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
The Beatles - Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
The Choice - I Smoke A Lot
Dr. Goldklang Has The Flu - Excuse Me Mister
Eels - Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
Bill Fay - Scream In The Ears
Gus Gus - Teenage Sensation
Francoise Hardy - Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles
It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Kayak - Wintertime
Lovin' Spoonful - Darling Be Home Soon
Van Morrison - Coney Island
Nanaco - I Have A Tattoo Of Your Eyes
John Otway - Green, Green Grass Of Home
Procul Harum - A Salty Dog
Morris Quinlan Experience - Colder Nights
Roxy Music - Ladytron
Mike Scott - Rare, Precious And Gone
Tubes - Up From The Deep
The Undertones - Mars Bars
Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps - Crazy Legs
Wings - Old Siam, Sir
Xymox - Evelyn
Neil Young - Too Far Gone
The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
More news for a late Sunday evening, as I have the details for this coming weeks shows, via Radio Seagull, in the Netherlands.
As ever - all times quoted are in UK time.
Monday 18.00 Johnny Reece
Tuesday 18.00 Barry De Foyle
Wednesday 18.00 Pixie !
Friday 02.00 Johnny Reece (repeat from Monday)
Saturday 02.00 Barry De Foyle (repeat from Tuesday)
Sunday 02.00 Pixie ! (repeat from Wednesday)
As from now - these will be the times, weekly, via Radio Seagull, of our Album Zone Programmes.
Check them out, at
Thanks to those listeners, making us aware of the recurring problem with the Shows via RTI on Saturday evenings.
We are aware of it, and Johnny Reece is currently in discussion with RTI on the matter.
I do believe, Johnny has suggested, or, requested, that AZ be moved from Saturday, to another evening, if this helps solve the problem.
As soon as we know any more, we'll publish the latest news for you, on our Blogs and Bulletins, and MySpace.
If there are any Schedule changes afoot - you'll hear it right here, first.
Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Friday, July 27, 2007

28th and 29th July 2007 : A Playlist and a Mystery

Welcome to the weekend, everyone.
Hey, I'm early this week, for a change, Gold Star for me, yes ?
Changes continue to be made, (albeit at rather a slow pace due to other working commitments), to the Studio here at AZ Towers. Another couple of weeks, and we'll have it how we want it. Almost.
This will be just in time for the return of one of our Presenters to nip back and do a Show for us - oh, exclusive news here ! - as the Punklicious Zoe will be here once again. We're all looking forward to that - more news when we know exact dates, transmission times, and the like.
On to this weekend, and it's a Swedish / Scots production, of sorts, with Pixie here with us on Saturday evening, and Johnny Reece, on Sunday.
At this point I usually publish both Playlists - but I will list just the one this time - and with good reason.
It's all explained below.
Whoever you are, and wherever you are, have a great weekend. And keep in touch !
The Pixie Show
Saturday 28th July 2007
21.00 hours (UK time), and Sky 0195
Also available now, on our Pod
Atomic Swing - Smile
Shout Out Louds - The Comeback
The Ronettes - Do I Love You
The Hives - Find Another Girl
Tikkle Me - Butterflies In My Tummy
The Specials - Little Bitch
Weezer - Island In The Sun
1990s - Switch
The Tough Alliance - Looking For Gold
The Littlans - The Way
Graham Coxon - I Can't Look At Your Skin
The Killers - Read My Mind
Mando Diao - Song For Aberdeen
Placebo - Where Is My Mind
Perkele - Weekend
Blur - Coffee And TV
Dropkick Murphys - Get Up
Him - Wicked Game
Superheroes - What's Going On
Shout Out Louds - Time Left For Love
The View - Face For Radio
Blonde Redhead - Signs Along The Path
The High Hats - I Took Too Much
Blondie - X Offender
Etta James - At Last
The Kinks - Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
The Pipettes - Because It's Not Love
Albert Hammond Jnr - Scared
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Loop Duplicate My Heart
Marit Bergman - This Is The Year
Gentle Touch - Fascination
Bonnie And Clyde - Life Is A Peanut
Arcade Fire - Intervention

The Johnny Reece Show
Sunday 29th July 2007
20.00 hours (UK time) and Sky 0195
On the Pod from Midnight 29th July
Well, here's the deal. It's an A to Z on AZ.
Johnny did this before, first song by an artist/group beginning with the letter A (band name, or solo artist surname) and worked right through the alphabet, in order.
Previously, listeners wrote in and said they'd rather not know the playlist in advance, as they would attempt to guess what Artists are coming up next, whilst they listen.
Impossible, surely ?
However, a couple of listeners did get 5 correct out of 26 last time (hey, we have to trust you on this) and that really was very good - we're impressed ! Some may be obvious, and some certainly not.
So, we will publish the Playlist - after the Show is aired. Good luck with your guessing !
Want to guess upfront ? Hey, just mail us... we'll give special prizes if you do well !
Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

The return of Pixie

Hi midweek Zoneheads, all ok ? If you're in the UK, not flooded out I hope !

It's been a week of technical mishaps, for sure. Once again the Saturday Album Zone via RTI was cut short, leading to, ermm, full and frank discussions, shall we say. Then, on Sunday, the Johnny Reece Show didn't appear until three quarters of an hour after it should have been in your ears.
Fingers (and ears) crossed for no such mishaps this time around.
All recent Shows are on our Pod, should you have missed anything.
Those of you who tune into Radio Seagull for the AZ repeats will have already heard Barry De Foyle earlier this evening. This coming Friday, Gil Legine takes the chair, and on Saturday, Johnny Reece.
Full Schedule details via their website, at
Next week, the Seagull schedule changes once again, with AZ occupying 3 evening slots (Monday to Wednesday) and 3 overnight slots later in the week - perfect for our USA based listeners.
Back to the here and now, and we're happy to announce the return of Pixie.
Her brand new opus is being uploaded to our Pod this very evening, Wednesday.
This will also be the programme which fills our Saturday evening slot this week via RTI ( with the Johnny Reece Show being on Sunday evening.
Oh, we get everywhere !
I'll be back with you this weekend, with the full weekend playlists.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Weekend Playlists, 21/22 July 2007

I'm late !
Ah, it was a busy Friday, so, better late than never, with all the musical offerings from this weekends soirees, from Richard Bismarck (tonight, Saturday) and Johnny Reece, on Sunday.
I'll get straight to it... and will return early next week with news of our programmes from Radio Seagull.
First up though, it's our usual RTI shows which take centre stage, as follows :
Richard Bismarck Show
Saturday 21st July 2007
21.00 hrs (UK time)
also on Sky 0195
Daddys Car - The Cardigans
Metaphor - Sparks
The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
Taxman - The Beatles
Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes - Kevin Ayers
Nuclear Waste - The Radio Actors
Daydream In Blue - I Monster
The Saxophone Song - Kate Bush
W├╝tend Genug - Wir Sind Helden
Biscuit - Portishead
Redemption Song - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Quark, Strangeness and Charm - Hawkwind
Help Me - Joni Mitchell
Last Song - Marianne Faithfull
The Bus Drivers Prayer - Ian Dury
Bad Reputation - Thin Lizzy
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - Paul McCartney & Wings
Finding Out True Love Is Blind - Louis XIV
The Tin Huey Story - Tin Huey
No Self Control - Peter Gabriel
Stalking You - Lisahall
Where The White Boys Dance - The Killers
Black Cat - Broadcast
Crosseyed And Painless - Talking Heads
Back To The Beginning - Bill Bruford
Summer Breeze - Emiliana Torrini
Wall Street Shuffle - 10cc
Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin
Walking My Cat Named Dog - Norma Tanega
The Johnny Reece Show
Sunday 22nd July 2007
20.00 hrs (UK time)
also on Sky 0195
The Ronettes - Baby I Love You
Prince - Guitar
The Zombies - Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself
The Youngtones - Can I Come Over ?
Mark Ronson feat. Lily Allen - Oh My God
Lovage / Dan The Automater - Sex (I'm A)
Spirit - Fresh Garbage
World Party - Rolling Off A Log
The John Barry Five - Hit And Miss
Matthew Sweet - Spiral
Bryan Ferry - Baby Let Me Follow You Down
The Byrds - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
T.Rex - Till Dawn
Death Cab For Cutie - Crooked Teeth
Brian Eno - Everything Merges With The Night
The Waterboys - Strange Arrangement
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - This Years Girl
City Boy - Cigarettes
Madonna - What It Feels Like For A Girl
Mindbenders - Groovy Kind Of Love
Square Window - Talk Becomes A Mantra
Ezio - At That Moment ('Live')
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Loraine
Swim - Rachel
Uriah Heep - Lady In Black
Andy Mackay - Summer Sun
Tom Waits - 9th and Hennepin
Dave Davies - Funny Face
Sparks - Ugly Guys With Beautiful Girls
It's one of those run around, family mayhem weekends, so I'll be off, and we will catch up again on Tuesday. Wherever you are, whoever you are, have a fine weekend, and thanks, as always, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Midweek Schedules, and upcoming Netherlands Airtime Increase

Hello Zoneheads, our quick usual short sharp midweek update, with details of our shows worldwide via Radio Seagull, taking place this week. The place to be ?
Tonight, Tuesday, it's Johnny Reece, Wednesday it's Richard Bismarck, and on Friday it's Andy Miles.
All of those shows, are broadcast at Midnight (UK time).
Then, Saturday at 21.00 hours, it's Johnny Reece.
Missed any Programmes ? Oh, catch up with any, either by download or by playing them straight to your PC, from our Pod. You'll find it at :
As some of you will know, AZ originally had 6 hours airtime per week, from Radio Seagull. This increased to 8 hours per week only for this month, July 2007, as an experiment.
However, we are happy to announce our increase in airtime via these frequencies, to 12 hours per week, at the very end of this month.
We'll have 3 evenings of 2 hour shows (UK time, 18.00 hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), and we will be repeating those exact Programmes on the following 3 mornings, during the night in fact (UK time, 02.00 hours, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday) meaning our USA listeners will have the opportunity to hear the same Programmes in primetime evening slots, too.
That seems the best way to handle it. Full details at the end of the month though, as these will not swing into action until 30th July.
We're back at the weekend with another bulletin, with news and playlists for our forthcoming Saturday and Sunday evening shows via RTI (, featuring Richard Bismarck, and Johnny Reece.
Have a great week !
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, July 14, 2007

They call it maintenance

The new Studio chair is here...
Just thought I'd let that sink in, for a second. But - here's the thing. It never stops there, does it ? I wondered when our Scotsman would decide other things had to be changed, and sure enough, plans are afoot. What sounds like an easy task on paper, is certainly not in reality, as our leader has decided that the plinth that all the equipment sits on needs streamlined, reshaped, and most of all, moved to another location, albeit in the same room. Sounds easy ? Well... apart from having to dismantle and disconnect everything, do what is required and then put everything back together again, that's it. It could easily cut the most part of a week out of the ether.
But, looking around, he's right. It will be more manageable once the job is done. First, we need to get a little more upfront with some AZ Programmes, if we know the Studio may be down for a few days. Just in case.
To this weekend, and its the turn of Andy Miles to be in your ears, as is his want. That's tonight, Saturday, usual time and place, 21.00 hrs via Oh, and Sky 0195. I'm quoting UK time here.
Tomorrow, it's Johnny Reece in the chair (the old chair, not the new chair !) at 20.00 hours, same locations.
Here's the playlists !
Andy Miles Show, Saturday 14th July 2007 and Sky 0195
21.00 hours, UK time :
Cozy Powell - Na Na Na Na
Manfred Mann's Earthband - California
The Jayhawks - Life Floats By
Hoodoo Gurus - Like A Wipe-out
The Who - Little Billy
Bob Dylan - The Changing Of The Guards
Van Halen - Dance The Night Away
Type O Negative - Dead Again
Ozzy Osbourne - No Easy Way Out
Pearl Jam - Army Reserve
Velvet Revolver - Fall To Pieces
Led Zeppelin - In The Light
Spinal Tap - Stonehenge
Melanie - Lay Lady Lay
Black Label Society - The Last Goodbye
The Firm - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Chris Robinson - Like A Tumbleweed In Eden
The Rolling Stones - New Faces
The Steve Miller Band - Space Cowboy
Guns n' Roses - Rocket Queen
The Jackson Analogue - Come On
Alanis Morissette - Joining You
The Answer - Come Follow Me
Johnny Reece Show, Sunday 15th July 2007, and Sky 0195
20.00 hours, UK time :
Status Quo - In My Chair (he couldn't resist, could he !!!)
Ladytron - Discotraxx
Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Wake Up And Make Love With Me
Metric - Poster Of A Girl
Hawkwind - Silver Machine
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Heart Is An Empty Room
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood - Lady Bird
Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat
Elsa Leroy - Mieux Vaut Tard Que Jamais
Ramones - The Job That Ate My Brain
Helicopter Girl - Johni The Dog
Roxy Music - The Bogus Man
The Beatles - She Said, She Said
Pink Floyd - Take It Back
Mott The Hoople - Honaloochie Boogie
Tricky - Overcome
The Kinks - Do It Again
David Bowie - A New Career In A New Town
John's Children - Not The Sort Of Girl You Take To Bed
Kenny Everett and Mike Vickers - Captain Kremmen
Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson (Graduate Version)
Charlotte and Serge Gainsbourg - Lemon Incest
Rolling Stones - Out Of Tears
Gary Shearston - I Get A Kick Out Of You
Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
Duke Ellington - Prelude To A Kiss
The Zimmers - My Generation
Strange how some peoples opinions can change, with maybe a piece of music, a certain mood, or whatever.
I remember the previous weeks Reecey Soiree, and the buzz that was here in the Studio during and after the show was done. Everyone enjoyed it.
Fast forward one week. At the close of the last track, our Scotsman turns round and says 'you know, I wish I hadn't actually played any of those'. He wasn't happy !
A strange bunch, Radio Presenters. But I guess we wouldn't have it any other way.
Wishing you all a special weekend, and thanks, as ever, for your support.
I'll return on Tuesday/Wednesday with details of next weeks AZ Shows, via Radio Seagull.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What's wrong with this picture ?

Hey look, we're not furniture experts. We like to be thought of as rather good on the musical side, though.
But no one can deny, there's something wrong with the picture at the top of this page. Look closely.
It's the AZ Chair, in front of the Studio here at AZ Towers.
Ermm... it's at something of an angle, don't you think ?
Yes, yesterday, saw the end of the line (in somewhat spectacular fashion) for the infamous AZ Studio Chair.
Oh, we grew to love it you know. It had developed a few endearing squeaks and creaks, but we loved that.
However, the left arm brackets, in something of a perilous state, finally gave way in a 'reaching across for CDs whilst putting entire body weight on the cracked chair arm' fashion, if you get my drift. Oops !
Happily, no injuries ensued. But it was mighty close !!!
Now, relaxing, leaning back, is only an option if you quickly wish to end up in a heap on the floor, with a bump.
The second picture, you'll be glad to hear, is what's coming as a replacement, hopefully this afternoon or tomorrow. Same type, as we do want consistency.
A memorial service for the AZ Chair will be held, in private, later today.
Ah, now to our Programmes this week, at the new times, on Radio Seagull.
Midnight is the witching hour (UK time), so, an hour later for you Europeans, or 5 hours earlier for you East Coast Stateside listeners... the rest of you will just have to work it out !
Tonight, Wednesday, it's Pixie, and on Friday, it's Andy Miles. Saturday night, at the earlier slot of 21.00 hours, it's Johnny Reece. That's all via

Have a great week, and we'll be back in a few days, with tales of new chairs, and weekend playlists...

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Playlists and Custard

Playlists and Custard.
What on earth can this mean ?
Well, you'll just have to tune in to the Johnny Reece Show to find out, won't you ?
Hope you've had a fine week, it's been a quiet one here, but we swing back into action with this weekends playlists. Shows via RTI, at to come, Saturday night at 9pm (UK time) it's Barry De Foyle, and, at 8pm on Sunday night, it's Johnny Reece.
I will return just after the weekend, to tell you of the programme line-up we have via Radio Seagull, 4 nights next week, around this funny little globe of ours.
But now, to the weekend !
Barry De Foyle Show : Saturday 7th July 2007 :

XTC The Mayor Of Simpleton
Kim Mitchell Lick Yer Finger
Gentle Giant In A Glass House
Pilot Canada
Jack Bruce Johnny B ‘77
Split Enz Maybe
Orange Deluxe Jelly Shoes And Liquid Ether
Bill Bailey Unisex Chip Shop
Gordon Giltrap Dance Of Albion
Roxy Music Out Of The Blue
Amon Duul II Metropolis
Senor Coconut y Los Conjuntos The Robots
Peter Bardens The Answer
Roger Glover No Solution
Adrian Belew This Is What I Believe In
Lighthouse Love Of A Woman
Nenes Mashunku Bushi
Billie Davis Living In The Past
Tom Lehrer I Hold Your Hand In Mine
Gravy Train Climb Aboard The Gravy Train
Can Fly By Night
Trickster Baby Get Over Me
Tangerine Dream Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender
Seth Lakeman The Colliers
Babatunde Olatunji Jingo Lo Ba
Motorhead Stay Clean
Patricia Kaas Il Me Dit Que Je Suis Belle
Rod Stewart Farewell


Now, the Scotsmans turn... :

The Johnny Reece Show : Sunday 8th July 2007 :

Marvin Pontiac - Arms And Legs
New Order - 60 Miles An Hour
The Pogues - A Pair Of Brown Eyes
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
White Stripes - Stop Breaking Down
Anthony Phillips - Lucy Will
Tyrannosauraus Rex - Misty Coast Of Albany
Elvis Costello - I've Been Wrong Before
CSS - Off The Hook
The Fire - Father's Name Is Dad
The Doors - Spanish Caravan
Bryan Ferry - Hiroshima
Shocking Blue - Hot Sand
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader (Album mix)
Pink Floyd - Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
Jonathan Richman - I Can't Find My Best Friend
Les Roches Martin - Tu A Peur De Bruit
Rolling Stones - Play With Fire
The Cure - There Is No If
Morris Quinlan Experience - 2 Allen Ginsberg
REM - Worst Joke Ever
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Deaf School - What A Way To End It All
Moody Blues - In The Beginning / Lovely To See You
Queen - Death On Two Legs
The Byrds - You Showed Me
Lambchop - The Daily Growl


Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd, PR, The Album Zone

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Another one bites the dust

Or, should that be, another 105 bite the dust... with the closure of Fopp, another highly regarded music chain. Music shops are very close to my heart, I grew up with them - and I owned a couple in my time, the last one having closed, exactly a year ago today, to be precise.
I took the decision to get out, a decision I made, in retrospect, about 3 or 4 years too late. Trouble is, it was the most enjoyable job I had ever had.
Good for the mind, great fun, but not good for the finances or stress level ! Now Fopp has gone, following all the others - Our Price, Tower, and the like. The writing was on the wall (in huge capital letters) many years ago, we all knew that - it's just that none of us 'Record Shop types' wanted to read it.
It's the staff I feel for - told to go by email from the powers above, and also told there will be no wages for them either. This is where my sympathy stops dead for the likes of Fopp. Become corporate and separate from the people who build your business up from a market stall to a conglomerate, and then stamp on them when times get rough. I am quite sure the men at the top will not be short of wages, yes ?
I know, it's not as simple as that, but it does make me angry.
A good barometer, here in London, was Berwick Street in the Soho district, and it's environs.
The largest concentration of Record/CD Shops in London, just a few years ago, and suddenly, 3 Shops remain, from around 15. And that, in 5 years.
I understand the need, necessity, popularity for downloads, I really do - hey, I do it myself. What gets me, is the muscling in of supermarkets, and similar, to sell music. That is what I believe helped to destroy 'my industry' more than anything else. Maybe I should have started selling vegetables in my music store, ha ha ! Wouldn't have looked too good alongside the Album covers though, methinks.
Oh, Amazon and Ebay too, but I see the need for them, and they are so good in many many ways, too. They have made the marketplace of this planet a much smaller place. Anywhere in this world, is now 'local'.
But I am of the 'old school', I admit it, and am proud of it. I like Record Shops.
I like the fact I still get a buzz from opening that Album cover of a particular fave, and still get a buzz from it. That's one thing they can never take away.
A sad fact though, that my music knowledge, built up throughout my life, is, sadly, rather redundant now. Not required. Ouch, ouch, ouch. So, if you hear me on any of my shows spouting forth about some music trivia or other, forgive me. It's information that needs to get out, or my head will explode :)
To the weekend here in drizzly old London town, and it's back to the business of radio shows. My own cold/flu/sore throat infested show, cough splutter, airs tonight, Sunday. I don't think you can catch flu through a radio, satellite tv, or via the net, so hey, you should be fine. Tune in, if you can. I'd love you to !
It'll be on the Pod afterwards, for anyone wanting to tune in, any other time.
The link to that will be on my page, and links to my colleagues too, as part of this thing we do, called The Album Zone.
And wherever you are, please take care. My current town, London, and my dear hometown of Glasgow, have both been in the news in recent days, for all the wrong reasons. What a world this is.
Here's tonights playlist, and have a safe weekend.
Johnny x
Johnny Reece Show
Sunday 1st July 2007
20.00 hrs (UK time)
via, and Sky channel 0195 :
Buck-O-Nine - Record Store
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - High Fidelity
White Stripes - The Air Near My Fingers
Ambrose Slade - Knocking Nails Into My House
The Who - Heinz Baked Beans / Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hand
Alice Cooper - Lost In America
Fleetwood Mac - Need Your Love So Bad
Suzanne Vega - Pornographers Dream
Georgie Fame - Get On The Right Track, Baby
Counting Crows - Colourblind
Roy Buchanan - Black Autumn
Bill Nelson - Do You Dream In Colour ?
Simon and Garfunkel - Leaves That Are Green
T.Rex - Teenage Dream
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Heart Is An Empty Room
The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Vanishing Girl
Alton Ellis - Muriel
Roxy Music - Just Like You
Sylvie Vartan - La Maritza
The Enid - Golden Earrings
Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way
Flash and The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men
Tom Waits - Jersey Girl
Style Council feat. Tracey Thorn - The Paris Match
Not The Nine O'Clock News - Headbanger
The Philadelphia Orchestra - (Prokofiev) : Montagues and Capulets
The Beatles - It Won't Be Long