In celebration of The Possibilities Are Endless, Edwyn Collins himself curates us a playlist of tracks for the road.
The Possibilities Are Endless is one of only two things celebrated musical polymath Edwyn Collins could say after he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 2005. Now, it provides the title for a film exploring his journey from that near-death experience back to language, music, life, and love. With the constant support of his wife Grace Maxwell – her name being the second of the two things he could say – Edwyn dives deep into a vast ocean of memories as he attempts to retrieve the contents of his past.
Many Wonderland readers may primarily associate Edwyn with his infectious 90s anthem ‘A Girl Like you’, but he’s been on the scene since 1980 with his band Orange Juice. In the 2000s, they were finally noted as being a keystone in Indie music – particularly in Edwyn’s native Scotland where bands such as Primal Scream and Franz Ferdinand have since followed national suit.
In celebration of the film’s release – showing in cinemas from today and out on iTunes now – Edwyn has curated a playlist of tracks to listen to whilst on the road.
Dive in below.
Wire – Mannequin
The Tams – Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
David Bowie – John, I’m Only Dancing
Westbound No 9 – The Flaming Ember
Bobby Womack – Harry Hippie
Archie Bell & The Drells – Here I Go Again
Spacer – Sheila B. Devotion
Brenton Wood – Gimme Little Sign
Buzzcocks – Boredom
Bullies – Viewed From All Angles