Sunday, 24 January 2010

Two great tracks with a similar theme

Phil writes: I was introduced to both by my son, some years ago now. Both made an immediate impact and are amongst my all-time favourites. 'The Dance' has featured on the blog before but you there will be people out there who will be hearing it for the first time:

It seems strangely unavailable on Amazon or iTunes.

This is not the best version of 'Moment of Forever' and Kris's voice, never his greatest asset, is not in great shape these days but it's still wonderful:

Here's the studio version:

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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

brilliant single from Gabriella Cilmi

co-written and produced by The Invisible Men who include two former members of the group Orson.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Joe writes: There's a campaign to get The Housemartins to reform

on Twitter, which gives me a chance to post my favourite Housemartins track, Happy Hour.

Only joking - my favourite Housemartins track is of course a miserable but beautiful one - Johannesburg.

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Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Phil writes: I've been a Streisand fan ever since I bought 'The Barbra Streisand Album' soon after it came out. This is remarkable. The song is unusual but you can't point to anything particularly great about the music or lyrics. Could anyone else produce such a great performance?

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