Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hello? Landcroft House...

"Hello Landcroft House, it's Mark Kermode here."
Hello Mark Kermode. It's lucky you called - can you tell us something?
"I'll try..."
What is the best record ever made?
"Well, for me it has to be, Always On My Mind – I think it’s Elvis’ greatest moment. It’s like the third act, it has tragedy and pathos and a sense of a moment having passed, of greatness lost, but it’s all here in sorrow and elegy and it seems to tie in with the whole Priscilla thing too. Some people say that the Willie Nelson version is better, but don’t listen to them – it isn’t. This works for me every time. Like with The Exorcist you can take it apart and appreciate the separate elements, but in the end Always On My Mind is perfect. It works every single time and it never, ever, lets me down."
Thanks Mark!
"No biggie..."


ally. said...

top choice mark - what a nice man

Rob said...

he really is... look out for more amazing Kermode revelations in The Word magazine out Feb 8!