Sunday, 24 February 2013

Record of the Week

To Be In Your Eyes
by The Church

I played this last week and can't get it out of my head... so, Record of the Week it is.

Having said that, this is probably... maybe... one of my desert island discs. Perhaps. It is just so beautiful: simple in its construction; short and to the point; sound held-back to allow the heartfelt poetry of the lyrics to carry their lament. And when it's finished you just want to play it again. And again.

It all starts with that wonderful intro, that - when the bass guitar comes-in - almost sounds like a tribute to Ace's 'How Long'. And why not?

The middle-eight provides an uplifting moment that there is some hope for the writer that his longing might be fulfilled... only to be '...waiting, contemplating...'

Definitely in my The Church top ten and would carry 11-stars in my iTunes playlist.

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To Be In Your Eyes lyrics...
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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Record of the Week

Falling In Love Again
by Techno Twins

I mentioned them in the last weeks' Record of the Week, so only fair they get top billing this time around!

The Techno Twins were, essentially, husband and wife duo Steve Fairnie and Bev Sage. And this little gem should have been a massive, massive hit and sounds as fresh and wonderful today as it did back in 1981.

And this isn't the first time this track has been chosen as a Record of the Week. Oh no. You see, it managed to pick up a fair bit of airplay when released, including being the chosen disc of one Dave Lee Travis (if we're still allowed to mention him) on his Saturday morning show on Radio 1 (if memory serves me correctly).

Anyway, a great version of the classic song by an act that went on to perform under many guises and were always at the edge. Their stage shows were wonderful affairs and I feel privileged to have seen more than one of them.

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Steve Fairnie/Techno's web site...