T Ward - Top 20
Pui Ming Wong's
||Waves(Part2)/Witches and Ghosts
||Still Not Free
||A Day to Myself
||The Way of Love
||Up In The World
||The Best Is Yet To Come
||Both of Us
||A Sad Affair
Again, like Mick said, my choice above 'is correct at the time of going
to press' as they are bound to be different the next time i think about
it. Well, at least this gives me a chance to say something about some (to
save time i just talk about the top 3) of my favourite Cliff's songs.
Tea Cosy - my favourite from Mantle Pieces, the
album i listened to most in 1974. It's must be the 'warmest' song i've
heard in my life. The special charm of this song lies in the strings arrangement
(Richard Hewson had been great in most of Cliff's albums), particularly
the 'sax' (?) chorus plus the human voices near the end.
Nothing New - from one of the Cliff's weakest (comparatively
speaking) albums 'New England Days', came this subtly beautiful
song. Cliff's singing on this song had never been better. I particularly
like the 'strings chorus' in the middle. This time it was done with a very
light feel (orchestral arrangement, if not taken care of, can be too syrupy
or over-produced) which is just 'right' for this song and gives it such
a 'poetic' atmosphere.
Witches and Ghosts (plus Waves part 2) Though
they are 2 separate songs but actually Waves part 2 could
be regarded as the continuation of 'Witches and Ghosts'.
Cliff's style on this was rather different from his usual songs. Rather
jazzy and i love the instrumental (the jamming of the piano, slide and
acoustic guitars really caught my breath) which comprises most of this
song. The melody, though not hummable, is haunting and it grew on me the
more i listened to it. Brilliant !
Pui Ming Wong (Hong Kong)
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June - 98