Q – Do you have a personal favourite among your solo albums? I still listen to Lloyd Cole on an almost daily basis. And sorry but I love some of the tracks on Don’t Get Weird – although I admit the first time I heard it I was quite taken aback by how different the orchestral stuff sounded.

A – Please don’t apologise. I don’t have a favourite. I think it would be like having a favourite child. Some of them are maybe less brilliant than the others, some may be better at sports, most every litter has a runt, but do you love them less?