19th Nov 2013
|The 5th Dimension|
A: (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All
B: The River Witch
|"Last Night ..." is one of two tracks by The Fifth Dimension I never tire of hearing. (If this one is rarely played on radio, then the other - "Magic Garden" - has never been out of its paper sleeve in the Beeb Library since it was catalogued all those years ago, I'll bet).|
A fine, fine song of which Tony Macauley must have been proud. Enjoy.
13th Nov 2013
A: Ride Away
|"Ride Away" is yet another marvellous number from Roy, his debut on MGM, and a disc which will never see the light of day on any Beeb radio show, except SOTS thanks to Phil Swern.|
A masterful arrangement, with urgent and interesting drum patterns, a smooth addition of male backing chorus at one point and clever injections of ear candy all the way through. Very underrated within Roy's portfolio of singles, IMO.
11th Nov 2013
|Ruby And The Romantics|
A: Young Wings Can Fly
B: Day Dreaming
|I was prompted by something to dig out "Young Wings Can Fly" and give it a spin, the first time for years. As David says below, what a cracking disc.|
Ruby had a massively underrated voice and this group's material was second to none for a stretch, as hit followed hit, albeit more modestly after the outstanding "Our Day Will Come".
Listen carefully and enjoy too the superb arrangement on this side. No expense spared.
6th Nov 2013
A: Homesick In Paris
B: For You And Me
|Lovely addition, Discography - and one which encouraged me to bone up on the lady's career. |
15th Oct 2013
|Peter, Paul And Mary|
A: Leaving On A Jet Plane
B: The House Song
|How I agree with your comment, YankeeDisc.|
When listened to in reflective context, it is poignancy personified. And as a means of closure it always awakens in my memory album that photo of the US soldier opening wide his arms, ready to embrace his wife and daughters as they race across the airport tarmac to welcome him safely home.