Thursday, March 17, 2016

THE ULTIMATE ?


Do you ever get a song in your head that you just can`t shift?  I woke up in the night and for some reason this one popped out of the remnants of my memory. It`s years old, produced in 1984;  didn`t `chart` very prominently, making No. 58 in the UK list but seemed more appreciated in other countries. 

Now, we all have our favourite pop songs and there are thousands to choose from but in many ways this one by the Alan Parsons Project could well be a contender amongst the more discerning as one of the ultimate pop songs ever. It`s memorable to me as it`s produced in the style of Phil Spector`s Wall of Sound;  has a terrific saxophone solo ` a soothing yet destitute wail` from Mel Collins and vocals from the late, much missed Eric Woolfson, who left us too early in 2009 at just 64.   Here it is......

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