My Favorite Album - Peter Cooper on Tom T Hall 'In Search of a Song'

After crouching to fit under the doorway, singer/songwriter/journalist and gentle giant Peter Cooper steps into the portable podbooth to chat with host Jeremy Dylan about a classic from one of the classiest songwriters in country music - Tom T Hall's 1971 album "In Search of a Song".

Along the way, they break down tracks including "The Year Clayton Delany Died", "Trip to Hyden" and "A Million Miles to the City" and talk about Hall's songwriting research trips, how he broke his own songwriting rules, the difference between poetry and song lyrics and why you shouldn't waste time complaining about music you hate.

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My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now and featuring Peter Cooper!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

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