Friday, March 31, 2017

Song of the Day # 1,167 Ronnie Spector

I was prodded in this direction by the NME article below where Paddy MacAloon selects it as one of his own personal, musical favourites. A 1971 single on the Apple Record Label, written by George Harrison, co-produced by Phil in preparation for an album which never materialised. In typical Harrison vogue it seems to be about spiritual realisation and is quite epic in scale on every level. It was not a hit! Ronnie Spector herself did not rate it. Both she and the general public were wrong in this respect if feel. There's something quite magnificent about its bruised ambition. Bowie was a long term fan of the song and recorded it himself over twenty years later.

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