Friday, July 16, 2010

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
"A Song of Changes"

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(Touched Recordings, 1994)

Gordon Sharp is one of my (many) favorite vocalists. He initially gained a bit of recognition singing on some Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil records, but Cindytalk is his baby, and it kicks those other group's collective asses. Plus, he's never had song titles like Eggs and Their Shells or Pearly Dewdrops Drops. I like a few Cocteau Twins songs but, good gracious, their titles are so precious I feel compelled to engage in violent projectile vomiting.

So, anyhow, this pair of songs is from their third album, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, by English folkie Ewan MacColl, never fails to give me chills. When the judges called it a Roberta Flack song on American Idol a few years ago, I nearly burst a blood vessel.

1 biased opinion:

Biki said...

barbarians are us, and we dont like! grr! and we are here to smash your wine!