|Broken Dream performed by Justin Hayward |
A stand-out track from "The View from the Hill" (1996), Justin Hayward's best solo album since "Songwriter" (1977) and one of Hayward's best ever ballads. All his trademarks are here - haunting melody (with the simplest but most beautiful intro), emotive lyrics, complimentary arrangement and that unmistakeable glorious voice.
|Who Are You Now? performed by Justin Hayward & John Lodge |
I can't find enough words to express what I think of this stunning track.
The lead vocals, harmonies and arrangements are as close as you are likely to get to perfection.
Lyrically, it is both cleverly written and emotive, and combined with the beautifully simple melody and Hayward's ethereal vocals, totally heart-rending.
Very very few songs have instantly reduced me to tears (for the right reasons at least!) but this is one of them.