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The Best … Going Home to London Album in the World – Ever!

Going Home AlbumI’ve been making a ‘Going Home’ playlist.

Glasvegas – Please come back home
The Clash – London calling
James – Come home
Supertramp – Take the long way home
East 17 – Around the world

“I’ve been around the world, but there’s no place like home”
Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound
Crowded House – Better be home soon
Kayne West – Homecoming
Depeche Mode – Home

“And I thank you, for bringing me here, for showing me home”
Catatonia – Londinium
“Euston, Paddington train station please, make the red lights turn green, endlessly”
Pet Shop Boys – Home and Dry

Any other obvious ones that I’ve missed?

14 Responses to “The Best … Going Home to London Album in the World – Ever!”

  1. Yorkie says:

    Not strictly relevant I know, but I couldn’t help but think of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QIAv2EoIP0 It’s very English too.

  2. geofftech says:

    “He’s coming home, he’s coming … Geoff-tech’s coming home”. Yes, i expect banners at the airport with words to that effect, ok?

  3. geofftech says:

    … which has just given me a neat idea for iTunes. You should be able to assign artwork to playlists too! (not just individual tracks). the spoof artwork i made the “The best..” i think i should be able to actually assign to the playlist that i’ve made.

  4. Chris Green says:

    A bit older but how about Ralph McTell and Streets of London.

  5. Pat (aka "cheappd") says:

    Here are a few suggestions (with a little help from listen.grooveshark.com)

    British artists:
    Home By The Sea – Genesis
    Bring It On Home – Led Zeppelin
    Bring The Boys Back Home – Pink Floyd
    Nobody Home – Pink Floyd (both from “The Wall”)
    Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith

    …and a few American artists:
    Home At Last – Steely Dan (from “Aja”)
    I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Bing Crosby (and many others)
    Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver

  6. Emma says:

    Good selection (E17 notwithstanding!)! Makes me homesick…

  7. Kevin says:

    Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
    “As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset I am in paradise….”

  8. Paul Webb says:

    You got to have “You’re Moving Out Today” by Carole Bayer Sager. If you do not know it, it is worth a listen. Seems apt, somehow.

  9. Raineth says:

    The Beatles- “When I Get Home”
    Arlo Guthrie- “I’m Going Home” (OK, that one’s not so obvious)

  10. geofftech says:

    and what’s wrong with East 17? i luuurve that song. ok, so Brian Hatvey & Co. are complete cocks, but that doesn’t stop me liking the song…

  11. Chris says:

    Chris Rea – Driving Home for Christmas
    ?

  12. Edward says:

    I immediately thought of “London” by Queensryche
    http://www.google.com/search?q=queensryche+london

  13. Richard says:

    Coming Home by Deep Purple
    Welcome Back Home by The Byrds
    Country Home by Neil Young (although Helpless would fit your mood better)

    and as mentioned above, you have to include Home at Last by Steely Dan – The Odyssey turned into a four minute pop song.

  14. Rudi says:

    Others:

    “Kathy’s Song” – Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel (“I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets / To England, where my heart lies.”)
    “Leaving On A Jet Plane” – John Denver/Peter, Paul & Mary
    “Werewolves Of London” – Warren Zevon
    “London Still” – The Waifs

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