Saturday, April 18, 2009

meanwhile, back in the lounge...

How about this forgotten gem, as featured on last week's Sounds of the Sixties...

It was written by Tony Hatch, a prolific composer in the sixties, although these days he's mainly remembered for his themes for tea-time soaps like stodgy old Crossroads in the seventies and eighties Kylie-fest Neighbours.

I reckon this song is in a different league though and there are definitely shades of Bacharach in some of the instrumentation. Is that a cor anglais I hear?

...And dig that final chord.

He also wrote "Downtown" for Petula Clark. So good for him, eh?

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