10 Albums that changed my life

Cafe Del Mar Volume VI by José Padilla

My fifth choice. It’s the late 90’s and I’ve been holding down a senior management role in a bank and running around the country in Wide Eyed Wonder for far too long plus looking after all my life connections. It’s a little hectic to say the least.

At some point I stumbled into the luxurious world of Cafe Del Mar and found a gear shift. It was the best of tonics and quite literally changed my life. It was Music I could not write personally or indeed had access to. A beautiful healing balm was there in record form for me to just switch into and switch off.

Since then I’ve listened to most of the Cafe Del Mar series often and found other series such as the excellent Puro, but this album will always be the one that opened it all up for me.