3 August, 2014

White Music

Posted by Socrates in music, Socrates, White music at 10:08 pm | Permanent Link

Richard Thompson’s song “Dimming of the Day,” sung by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

[Video].


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  7. 3 Responses to “White Music”

    1. Tim McGreen Says:

      A beautiful song, reminds me of that “Celtic Woman” stuff that PBS always plays during their pledge drives. Here is a lovely ballad sung in a similar vein:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCxMeg7-JAY

    2. Mel Brooks Says:

      Amazing similarity between the voices of Mastrantonio and Linda Thompson, who sang the original. I have a soft spot for the British folkies, but I prefer it when they’re electric, and enjoy it more when the Trad. & Anon. don’t get too Trad.

      Yeah, poor Wendy O. The mohawked, punktrix who offed herself in a forest, feeding small crtitters. I infuriated my punk-rocking friends by insisting that
      punks were just the new hippies. I guess I wasn’t that far off.

      This is more Trad. than a lot of the Thompson’s stuff, but the guitar “dance”, I think that’s what it’s called, is beautiful. RT is a wizard. The ballad that follows is your basic doomed lovers tale, but it’s a great drinking tune, and the cream of the British folkies (and two French-Canadian ones..guess who) liven up the chorus. Classic.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jScfBMEDkRE

    3. Tim McGreen Says:

      Very good selection there, Mel. I like the contemporary sound they gave to a traditional folk song. I can’t believe that video only rec’d a few thousand hits.

      And here I thought the music of 1978 was all about punk and disco.