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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#141  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 22, 2014 1:35 pm

Blip wrote:

Did you know that he also produced this version, sung by Esther Ofarim in 1972:

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#142  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 22, 2014 3:56 pm

BTW, nostalgia isn't the attraction of Her singing for me. It's the sheer emotional power of it that counts. I'm sure it would be the same if it was produced yesterday, rather than decades ago.
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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#143  Postby THWOTH » Jan 22, 2014 5:40 pm

So, what were you doing in 1976?



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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#144  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 22, 2014 5:48 pm

Who, me? I was just starting a postgrad course. I lost interest in singing, partly because She had disappeared from public view by then, and others just didn't cut it for me. Also, I was not even aware of the great majority of Her 200 or so recordings.
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#145  Postby THWOTH » Jan 22, 2014 6:03 pm

No, it was the general, inclusive 'you', but I'm sorry you'd lost your muse by then.

DavidMcC wrote:BTW, nostalgia isn't the attraction of Her singing for me. It's the sheer emotional power of it that counts. I'm sure it would be the same if it was produced yesterday, rather than decades ago.

I think that's true in part. The nostalgic is that which has the power to move us in a particular way. It doesn't always have to be of the past or tend us towards a kind of melancholy, but it can certainly associate the feelings with a previous state of being. I didn't hear this piece of music until about 10 years ago, by which time it was already c.40 years old, but it immediately invoks the feeling of a time past, television in black and white, tinned pilchards, faded photos of men in hats, strong tea with pasteurised milk and two sugars, tediously long weekends...

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#146  Postby The_Piper » Jan 22, 2014 6:20 pm


Often reminds me of visiting relatives in North Carolina in about 1985, where I first heard it.
I picked up the cassette there when I was 10, along with the fabled "Whiplash EP" on record, which wasn't fabled yet. That one was a "cut-out" for like $2. I traded the EP later in the 80's. Probably for some common cassette.
I most likely recorded it to a blank tape first though. :lol:
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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#147  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 22, 2014 6:45 pm

THWOTH wrote:No, it was the general, inclusive 'you', but I'm sorry you'd lost your muse by then.

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About nine years ago, I re-discovered "my muse" quite by chance, while in an Eindhoven restaurant, where the musak happened to include a rather naff version of "Morning of my life". This suddenly reminded me of how that song was meant to be sung (it was written especially for Her by one of the Gibb brothers).

This was certainly not her greatest ever song performance, but remembering it after so many years was enough to "wake me up" and get me searching the internet!
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#148  Postby THWOTH » Feb 22, 2014 3:16 pm

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#149  Postby THWOTH » Apr 16, 2014 9:30 pm

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#150  Postby Paul » May 04, 2014 9:35 am

Saw this on TOTP 1979 on BBC4 the other evening. Brought a lump to my throat.

It is such an evocative song, and brought back some old memories of summer 1979 and lost love.

Somehow, "I remember Tooting, in 79", doesn't have quite the same ring to it though.

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#151  Postby Agrippina » May 04, 2014 11:46 am

Every time I a new artist records this song, and I hear it being played, I think of my dad who used to sing it to my mother:

Always

For me and DH, it's this one:



and he says this one reminds him of when I was young:

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#152  Postby The_Metatron » May 04, 2014 1:17 pm

The first song I listened to on my own vacuum tube AM radio:

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#153  Postby smudge » May 04, 2014 4:07 pm

'77 era for me







EDIT- hmm- has the way to add youtube links changed?

Edited as per Paul's advice! Thats better!
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#154  Postby Paul » May 04, 2014 4:09 pm

Seems you have to remove the 's' in 'https:/'
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#155  Postby smudge » May 04, 2014 4:17 pm

Paul wrote:Seems you have to remove the 's' in 'https:/'


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#156  Postby Agrippina » May 04, 2014 5:06 pm

My granddaughter has discovered ABBA. My favourite in the 1970s. Particularly this song. She's 2 ½ and she knows all the words.

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#157  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 04, 2014 9:36 pm

This is what I was (amongst other things) in the '60's:

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#158  Postby THWOTH » May 17, 2015 2:20 pm

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#159  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » May 17, 2015 2:26 pm

How about album!

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#160  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » May 17, 2015 2:27 pm

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