Walker Brothers: No Regrets
We think this is just about the best five farewell songs we've received. Thanks to Seb Hawes-Smith...another playlist soon?
Pathos, humour, regret for lost love...and Miles Davis.
No Regrets: Walker Brothers
What a cool group, with Scott Walker one of the most unrecognised talents of the pop world. This is a lovely ‘no going back’ song. But of course, he does regret losing his baby.
If You Love Me, Really Love Me: Esther Phillips
You love or loathe Esther’s voice. But listen too to the arrangement, and the line at the end: ‘And when our life on earth is through, I’ll share eternity with you.’
I’m In With The In Crowd: Dobie Gray
Hope the gathering will see the humour. I’m off to where the ‘in crowd go’. Hopefully party time.
You Won’t Forget Me: Shirley Horn and Miles Davis
Plaintive, haunting song made unforgettable by the sparse muted trumpet of Miles Davis. ‘It will happen that now and then, you’ll fall to wondering if we shouldn’t have tried again.’ I can’t hear this without thinking of someone I loved very dearly, and crying softly .
You Lay So Easy On My Mind: Andy Williams
How I’ve wanted this sort of love but somehow…oh well, now’s not the time nor place.
- The Byrds: Turn, Turn, Turn
- Jerry Leiber: Pop's poet laureate
- Prince: Take Me With You
- Frank Sinatra: We'll Be Together Again
- Aretha Franklin: House That Jack Built
- Moody Blues: Nights In White Satin
- Terry Jacks: Seasons In The Sun
- Gladys Knight: You're The Best Thing That Ever
- Art Garfunkel: Bright Eyes
- Zero 7: In The Waiting Line
- Evanescence: My Immortal
- The Walker Brothers: There Goes My Baby