Song: Lost and Found

Artist: Katie Herzig, Nashville

Album: The Waking Sleep, 2011

Notes: A Lost & Found lost classic and a fitting way to relaunch the show on this week. Used last year in the promos for the Disney movie, 'Saving Mr. Banks'. Katie's fifth album, 'Walk Through Walls' due in March accompanied by a three month US tour - dates at

Song: Graffiti On The Train

Artist: Stereophonics, Wales

Album: Graffiti On The Train, 2013

Notes: Epic but overlooked pop/rock corker from last year by the venerable Welsh combo which has been going strong for more than 20 years, led by earnest frontman and top whiskeyfied vocalist, Kelly Jones.

Song: Who'd Have Known

Artist: Lily Allen, England

Album: It's Not Me, It's You, 2008

Notes: Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (better known as Lily Allen) with an enchanting Dido-esque offering. A big star back in her home country, the English Rose has enjoyed huge success in Europe for nearly a decade but has yet to score big over the pond. This nugget is an interpolation of a Take That song, 'Shine' and was co-written by clever lad Greg Kurstin (he of The Bird & The Bee).

Song: Who Are You

Artist: Paradise Fears, Vermillion, SD

Album: Who Are Young (single), 2013

Notes: So mellifluous and sweet, how did radio at large lose this lovely harmonic pop roller? The band originally got together in 2010 at high school set on a music career instead of attending college. Smart move. More at

Song: Help Me Lose My Mind

Artist: Disclosure feat. London Grammar, England

Album: Settle, 2013

Notes: Vibe perfect, uber-cool, laid-back slice of electronica from one of the genre's best albums of last year. Disclosure is a groovy English duo of young hipsters and siblings, Howard and Guy Lawrence - this lost cracker features the heavenly vocal of Hannah Reid, the lead singer of one of L&F's favorite bands of the past couple of years, London Grammar.

Song: Good Thing

Artist: Kathleen Edwards, Canada

Album: Back To Me, 2005

Notes: A+ underloved lost acoustic gem - maybe her best - by the under-appreciated Canadian songstress. Kathleen is from Ottawa but she spent much of her childhood abroad as the daughter of a diplomat growing up in both Korea and Switzerland. Joshua Radin is also a big fan.

Song: Sweet Distraction

Artist: Trent Dabbs, Nashville

Album: Not available

Notes: Exquisite but unavailable new ballad from the sterling Nashville based tunesmith. Originally recorded as an extra track for his ace new offering 'The Way We Look At Horses' released last November, but ultimately not included. Co-founder of the excellent Ten Out Of Tenn recording and performing collective of ace local musicians based in Music City.

Song: Blew My Mind

Artist: Dresses, Portland, OR

Album: Sun Shy, 2013

Notes: Ultra-catchy, cute number from a young boy/girl duo from Portland, Timothy Heller and Jared Maldonado - indeed the first song they wrote together and a standout highlight on their breezy debut set. More at

Song: The City Below

Artist: Mackintosh Braun, Portland, OR

Album: Arcadia, 2014

Notes: Deftly created and executed new cut from Portland-based duo, Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun's sophomore set due in March. If Capital Cities can score with 'Safe & Sound' (first played on L&F), then why not this equally pleasing electronic/pop outing?

Song: 1973

Artist: James Blunt, England

Album: All The Lost Souls, 2007

Notes: One of the finest under-cherished lost tracks by the creator of the now over-played and nauseating smash 'You're Beautiful'. Co-written and produced by Mark Batson who's worked with the likes of Dave Matthews, India Irie, Eminem and Seal - and who co-wrote a different track called '1963' with the wonderful Rachael Yamagata.

Song: When I'm With You

Artist: Ben Rector, Tulsa, OK

Album: The Walking In Between, 2013

Notes: An off-beat, choppy percussive gem by L&F preferred vendor Mr. Rector, one of a half-dozen worthwhile extracts on most recent long-player. Originally from Tulsa but based in Nashville for the past few years - five fab albums since 2007 from eternally fresh-faced Ben, who won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2006 and has not failed to meet expectations since.

Song: Long Time Gone

Artist: Billie Joe & Norah, Oakland, CA/Brooklyn, NY

Album: Foreverly, 2013

Notes: An unexpected and surprisingly strong old school Country collaboration from the Green Day frontman and Miss Norah. One of several pearls on their combined 'Foreverly' project , a reverential, note-perfect update of a complete 1958 Everly Brothers LP, 'Songs Our Daddy Taught Us'. RIP Phil.

Song: The Old Magician

Artist: Prefab Sprout, England

Album: Crimson Red, 2013

Notes: The welcome return of the musical vision and sheer class of the obscenely talented Paddy McAloon, front and center with his British band, Prefab Sprout on a future lost acoustic classic which is kissed with an harmonica bridge from heaven. Band bowed some 30 years ago with 'Swoon', back on top form with an outstanding new collection which, maddeningly, is not available in the US.

Song: Joy To You Baby

Artist: Josh Ritter, Moscow, ID

Album: The Beast In Its Tracks, 2013

Notes: Americana singer-songwriter reaches new understated heights with one of many highlights from last year's superb CD. Written during the throes of a painful divorce from fellow musician, Dawn Landes, it was a very personal collection about which he said 'these new songs felt like rocks in the shoe, hard little nuggets of whatever they were, be it spite, remorse, or happiness. I hadn't composed this stuff, I'd scrawled it down, just trying to keep ahead of the heartbreak.'

Song: The Living Years (live)

Artist: Paul Carrack, England

Album: Not available

Notes: Poignant, restrained, piano-led, solo live version of the Mike & The Mechanics hit from 1988 - by the original lead singer on the cut, Mr. Carrack. A much in-demand journeyman musician and guest singer over many decades, he was also the main vocalist on hits like 'Tempted' by Squeeze and the superb 'How Long' by Ace.

Song: Teenage Kicks

Artist: Undertones, N. Ireland

Album: The Undertones, 1979

Notes: Punk-pop lost classic from the '70s British New Wave, puts allcomers to shame with its raw simplicity and perfect punk credentials. Showcasing the distinctive lead vocal of Feargel Sharkey, 'Teenage Kicks' remained the all-time favourite record of the late, great British radio DJ and musicologist, Sir John Peel.

Song: Dirty Dishes

Artist: Deer Tick, Providence, RI

Album: War Elephant

Notes: Rootsy, alternative-country folk ditty from their 2007 freshman album written by raspy frontman John McAuley. Now celebrating a decade together, last year Deer Tick played Nirvana's landmark 'In Utero' opus in its entirety to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary - performing under the name Deervana.

Song: Leah

Artist: Bruce Springsteen, Long Branch, NJ

Album: Devils and Dust, 2005

Notes: Horns-laced, economic lost diamond far superior to anything on his recent 'High Hopes' offering. Springsteen recently announced that all concerts on his current tour will be made available to download onto a special USB wristband and via his website.

Song: Time Will Tell

Artist: Gregory Alan Isakov, South Africa

Album: The Weatherman, 2013

Notes: Superbly crafted, deftly written and exquisitely executed organic Americana from L&F's top album of 2013, a stripped down, literate, clean, melodic indie-folk affair - no fuss no bother, just lovely music throughout. Isakov was born in Johannesburg but grew up in Philadelphia and now calls Nederland, Colorado his home. Five increasingly worthwhile albums since bowing ten years ago, more at www.gregory

Song: Start Again

Artist: Natalie Taylor, Nashville

Album: Not available

Notes: First-class ballad from one of the best new female singer-songwriters in recent memory. Originally from Alabama, but unsurprisingly now based in Nashville her influences include Jon Howard, John Mayer and Sara Bareilles - more on her

Song: Unforgivable

Artist: Natalie Taylor, Nashville

Album: Not available

Notes: Another side to Natalie, this fab pop/synth cut ups the tempo and features a beat-catchy chorus. Too good for prime time.

Song: Kingdom Come

Artist: Coldplay, England

Album: X&Y, 2005

Notes: The ultimate torch song of irrational but romantic, everlasting, patient love. A hidden gem from their 2005 'X&Y' opus - and arguably one of its finest moments despite its obscurity.

Song: Let Her Go (live)

Artist: Passenger, England

Album: Not available

Notes: Stunning, restrained live version of his now forever signature hit - a song first play on L&F in August 2012. Passenger was formerly a five-piece band formed by Mike which recorded an album together in 2007 - he then went solo but kept the group's moniker.

Song: Ace of Hearts

Artist: Chris Rea, England

Album: Wired To The Moon, 1984

Notes: An old school no-nonsense pop-rock delight, filled with smart hooks, and showcasing Rea's gritty, whiskey-laced trademark vocal style and fluid guitar chops. Astonishingly (actually not, we're talking about the record industry), none of Rea's terrific 25 albums are available Stateside. Criminal.

Song: Shiver

Artist: Natalie Imbruglia, Australia

Album: Counting Down The Days

Notes: A note-perfect pop percolator which somehow bypassed the Billboard Hot 100 from the telegenic Aussie actress/singer. Natalie was named the sixth most naturally beautiful woman of all time in a poll of fashion/beauty experts in 2004.

Song: She Acts Like You

Artist: Lindsay Buckingham, Palo Alto, CA

Album: This Is 40 Original Soundtrack, 2012

Notes: One of three cuts Buckingham recorded specifically for the 'This Is 40' comedy directed by Judd Apatow. Movie also prominently featured an amusing storyline and sterling cameo performance by veteran British rocker, Graham Parker.

Song: Journey

Artist: Duncan Browne, England

Album: Duncan Browne, 1973

Notes: Extraordinarily nimble acoustic fret-work and a fine lost folk-pop gem (despite its arthritic audio quality). An alumnus of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art he was discovered by then Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham. Little known on these shores but he notably co-wrote 'Criminal World' with David Bowie for the 'Let's Dance' album. Duncan's own journey came to end way too soon, just 46 when he succumbed to cancer in 1993.

Song: Bohemian Like You

Artist: Dandy Warhols, Portland, OR

Album: Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, 2000

Notes: A lost Modern Rock classic from their 2000 CD which nabbed modest airplay but never cracked the Hot 100. The elephant in the room is how Jagger & Richards let them get away with the direct 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' guitar riff lift . Beyond reverential.

Song: Go Gentle

Artist: Robbie Williams, England

Album: Swing Both Ways, 2013

Notes: An affectionate, gently swinging winner from Robbie's latest long-player and some lovely horn runs kissing this old school pop ditty. Written when his daughter was born and a promise to always protect and love her - relevant from a father to a daughter at any age.

Song: Made of Stone

Artist: Matt Corby, Australia

Album: Made of Stone (single), 2012

Notes: Shades of L&F preferred vendors, Patrick Watson & the Cinematic Orchestra by the Australian singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Also influenced by CSN&Y, Nick Drake and Nina Simone, he was inspired to hone his craft after initially signing with Mumford & Sons' London-based label, Communion Records who issued his first recordings.

Song: Nothing Compares 2 U (live)

Artist: Sinead O'Connor, Ireland

Album: Not available, 1991

Notes: Extremely rare, to-die-for concert rendition of her signature hit featuring a wailing, blissful, single-note vocal hold midway through which elevates this to one of the greatest - and saddest - live recordings in rock history.

Song: Until The End

Artist: Dirty South feat. Joe Gil, Serbia/Los Angeles

Album: Speed of Life, 2013

Notes: Serbian-born electronic whiz Dragan Roganovic with a big room production EDM crossover corker and the one that got away (better than Avicii's 'Wake Me Up'). Surprisingly and cunningly features the guest vocal of L&F preferred indie-folk popster, Joe Gil.

Song: The Absence of Time

Artist: Eastwestern String Ensemble feat. Samuel Vigoda, Israel/Poland

Album: Ashes & Snow DVD, 2005

Notes: Blissful World Music-flavored excursion put to frame-perfect use in the astonishing 'Ashes & Snow' installation project created and produced by Canadian artist Gregory Colbert. Haunting musical divinity featuring an intensely creative sample of a Jewish liturgical vocal piece by Polish cantor, Samuel Vigoda. Do check out

Song: Higher Than The Sun

Artist: Keane, England

Album: The Best of Keane, 2013

Notes: High-end melodies and harmonies as ever, one of two new tracks added to the British pop-rockers' first best-of collection issued last year - which marks the beginning of a well-earned hiatus for a band celebrating 15 years together.

Song: I Will Follow You Into The Dark

Artist: Amy Millan/Death Cab For Cutie, Canada/Bellingham, WA

Album: Masters of the Burial, 2009

Notes: Folkish update of the Death Cab For Cutie cutie by the Canadian songstress, segued into the still lovely original.