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Maybe I have strange taste in music, but this has to be one of my all time favourite records. It really takes me back to the days when I was foot-loose-and-fancy-free (and probably wide-eyed and legless as well).
I'm not certain, but I think A F-L wrote this after his wife (or girlfriend) left him; she just couldn't cope with his heavy drinking.
I see that Georgie Fame is playing on keyboard; I don't think he was ever a member of any of Andy's bands. I also notice that the audience is made up of balloon waving children; an odd choice of song to play for kids, but maybe they didn't listen to the words!
Nowadays A F-L often works as Eric Clapton's guitarist; a sure reason to be convinced of his huge talent!
Sorry - I've always hated this one, but there are a load of duff tunes from the same period that I like too (for some reason). Everyone said they hated Abba at the time, but secretly bought the records...ReplyDelete
Oh goody, now I can 'fess up to having liked Amen Corner.ReplyDelete
Wordpress plays around with formatting too. Grr..
Lady M is an Abba fan.... but that's just because she's Swedish.ReplyDelete
If paradise is half as nice....
I don't think I've ever heard it before, but it has a nice happy flow to it—kind of a mix of Am Pop and country. It's Saturday night music. He looks a little cooped up in that glass box though!ReplyDelete
We often like records through association. It must have meant something at the time!ReplyDelete
Another strange one here Cro because I like that one too. I remember it first time round!ReplyDelete