Is this what life is all about?


26 May 2008, 0:35

Wan Light

In such a state as my life is in right now, there only really seems to be one song that cheers me up and it's this one. I'm not sure which version I prefer. The Ostrich Churchyard version from 1981 or the one from their debut long player, You Can't Hide Your Love Forever from 1982. I guess it would have to be the latter. It would appear that the horn section gives it an edge which just makes you go all gooey. I like the way that when "Wan light surrounds my heart" comes in, the arpeggios of the guitar hover around the vocals creating a further atmosphere ready for the horns to make a jabbing re-entry lending further excitement until Edwyn Collins comes in singing "Is this what life is all about?" until the coda finishes off the song with a pair of ill-fitting chords (F minor and G major for those of you in the know) with the horns begin to ascend across the appropriate notes and then resting on the C major to wrap things up nicely. James Kirk must have been rubbing his hands with joy when he wrote this masterpiece.


Lo sentimos, se han desactivado los comentarios para esta entrada.