This is a really stunning Brazilian take on 'Midnight Sun' - a really haunting song written by Lionel Hampton. It starts with a creepy, ornate string arrangement and Sylvia's vocal in Portuguese is stunning. The whole album is great.
from Bossa Balanco Balada (Elenco), available on CD
23 Jul 08 ·shida: Hi, I think have a mistake in the name of the track. The real name is "Sol da meia noite".
Cheers 23 Jul 08 ·delicado: Very good point shida - thanks for that. I've updated it now.
A lesson in how to make despair sound appealing and seductive. An under played female vocal relays the vision of an unhappy soul to surreal lyrics and lush orchestration and all distilled and inspired into the name of a building firm seen on the side of a van "Hobart Paving" ,a real building firm still in existence .
Reminiscent of Brian Wilson and The Zombies at their most reflective and a french horn solo that will give you a lump in the throat .
from the single Hobart Paving available on CD - Smash The System
04 Jun 09 ·delicado: Alright geezer?
Yes - a really lovely track. It took me several years to be converted to the band but I'm hooked now. 04 Apr 14 ·psansom: Hi - I have been seeking the Hobart Paving track, specifically as you mention, the one with the lovely french horn solo. I bought the St Etienne \"So Tough\" CD but the version of Hobart Paving on that has a different solo, a really wishy washy harmonica type event. Are you able to let me know please on what specific St Etienne CD is that best version of Hobart Paving with that french horn solo? Many thanks - Peter (email: [email protected])
This is one of my favourite tracks on El Kilo, Orishas superb third offering. I love the horns!
from El Kilo, available on CD
18 Nov 05 ·Festy: Ooh... I hate it when people tease without supplying an audio clip. Any chance? ;) 10 Jan 10 ·delicado: You can now hear it here: http://www.last.fm/music/Orishas/_/Amor+Al+Arte 10 Jan 10 ·Festy: Many thanks, Delicado. As you may have seen, I took a closer look at last.fm yesterday and joined the Musical Taste group. 10 Apr 12 ·muribed: Liked it!
An obscure b-side of an obscure one hit wonder from 1983! but thats where you find the treasure ,by digging.A band from the tail end of the mod revival of 79 ,a sixties pastiche played on synthesisers but an overwhelming Motown influence played and written in good faith with a lush melody that would have suited the lonely spy from any movie from 1967 onwards .An eighties version of sixties soul heard 25 years later when pop almost lives on its reference points makes this sound like the first of its kind .The other side, Heartache Avenue ,is also a little nugget and worth a listen too.These boys were also City Boy of 5 7 0 5 fame from 1978.
from Heartache Avenue The best of (Readt Steady Go) available on CD - Heartache Avenue The best of the Maisonettes
10 Mar 11 ·delicado: i have this 7" but I don't remember this. I know the fleetwoods' version if it's the same track. I once played in a covers band with the drummer from the Maisonettes! 11 Mar 11 ·geezer: dig it out and give it a spin its not the Fleetwoods versionbut it is good in a kind of nostalgic way from a time when i didnt have many records so the b side always got aplay by the way some brilliant recomendations Thanks