Swing out Sister new cd

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby Martin Johnson » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:15 am

pljms wrote:.....I envy anyone who attended SOS's Jazz Cafe gig in '92 and it's amazing to think that until then they'd hardly played a concert anywhere. When they finally started touring they stunned audiences and impressed the critics not only with their virtuosity and the complexity of the arrangements but at just how jazzy and funky they were. It helped in that regard that they were touring on the back of their very upbeat, soul and r'n'b infused album 'Get In Touch With Yourself', the one that owes next to nothing to the influence of Bacharach, Webb and John Barry.


Not sure if 'Get In Touch With Yourself' is totally devoid of BB's influence, Paul, but I agree it's probably the one that owes the least to him stylistically out of the albums by Swing Out Sister that I'm familiar with. However, I was never going to let that detract from my appreciation of terrific songs like the title track, 'Who Let The Love Out', 'Incomplete Without You' and 'Not Gonna Change', and of course there's their big hit version of 'Am I The Same Girl', a classic 60s song that was just tailor-made for them:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hZPgCQDcXBE


nowmedical, my missus and I have been known to drag ourselves away from the bar long enough to wander around the foyer of the Festival Hall taking in the atmosphere before BB's concerts so, yes, we may recognise each other.

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby nowmedical » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:22 pm

As we're having a SOS nostalgia session, maybe we should each nominate our favourite ever SOS song?
I go for Precious Words, and the extraordinary instrumental version on the Kaleidoscope World CD.

Oh and Martin, if he ever comes back to the RAH I'll buy you a beer (although probably bottled stuff only there).

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby blueonblue » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:37 pm

"Forever Blue"........but I would say that wouldn't I. :lol:

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby Sara D » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:21 am

I don't think the focus here on SOS has anything to do with nostalgia, nowmedical, anymore than our love and appreciation for Bacharach has. Besides, I'm still discovering songs posted on here I'd never heard before (aren't we all?), like the exquisite 'Butterfly'. I'm usually quite slow on the uptake but I succumbed to this song's charms on first hearing.

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby pljms » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:45 am

The album that preceded 'Where Our Loves Grows' is 'Somewhere Deep In The Night', one of four of theirs I've yet to get hold of, and it contains the lovely 'Will We Find Love' which has a particularly attractive bridge, especially the instrumental part at the beginning and I can't help feeling that they missed a trick by not attaching a lyric to that beguiling melody.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=inPwQE3yWw8
Paul

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby nowmedical » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:19 pm

pljms, it's not just the bridge, the whole song is sublime. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby Martin Johnson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:42 am

I don't really have a favourite Swing Out Sister track but my wife's favourite is 'Where Do I Go" and being a sensible chap I commend her on her choice. I think we're firmly back in Bacharach territory with this one:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xNjdeq0QjkE

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby Martyn » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:55 am

Thanks for posting this link Martin. What a great song!

It's so like a song Burt would write it's uncanny!

Martyn

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Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Postby Sara D » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:07 am

What Martin J omitted to say was that 'Where Do I Go' is from 'Somewhere Deep In The Night', the somewhat downcast album that came before the generally more upbeat and optimistic 'Where Our Love Grows'. I might have thought that the title track to the album at the heart of this topic was a touch saccharine when I first heard it, but not anymore. I don't know, maybe I'm becoming less cynical with the passage of time and I love the warmth in Corinne Drewery's voice on this song. I can only guess at how many hours, days, weeks in the studio they must have spent on this track alone to make it sound as amazing as it does.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Yeqe3P_iQ


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