Excellent track in which rather Beatley-sounding vocals are married with some nice synthesized sounds. It took me several minutes of thinking to remember what it is that the verse of this reminds me of - it's the title track from Procol Harum's second album "Shine on Brightly".
10 Jun 04 ·farawayfriend: A great song, by a typically underrated British pop artist - how many Americans have ever heard of Ian Broudie and are aware of his musical output? The man is a genius.
The break in this song is gorgeous.
"There were times
or moments we'd steal
when i wish that time stood still
knowing it won't
but hoping it will
oh, i'm hoping it will"
Theres something beautifully melancholic about the best British (Early) house music, and of course, theres nothing quite as melancholy as a Brass Band. I haven't heard the whole LP, but this track off teh 12 inch single brings a tear to my eye everytime I hear it.
Whoever it was that thought of doing this cover was a genius, I'm sure they thought it would be solid cheese, but instead its one of those moments of inspirational magic. I'd love to hear their version of "Strings of Life".
from Acid Brass 12 (Blast First) available on CD - Acid Brass
My favorite song on their new album, all of which was good. I actually had the good fortune to see them when they came to Va Beach, amazing show, they opened with Square One, the first song on X&Y silouhetted by a huge light screen counting down time, it was truly amazing. This was the song on the album i had to listen to till i got sick enough of it to listen to the rest of the album.