What do Joni Mitchell’s Blue and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars have in common? ‘The songs on Blue are pages torn from a raw autobiography’, according to writer David Mitchell, while Deborah Levy described Ziggy Stardust as ‘throwing petrol at the naked flame of teenage longing and desire for another sort of life.’ Inspired by the popular Long Players feature in the New Statesman, this event brings David Mitchell and Deborah Levy - and their cherished albums, with tracks played live on a turntable! - together to discuss music, vinyl, and the relationship between lyrics and writing. In conversation with Tom Gatti, Culture Editor, the New Statesman. In association with New Statesman.