Tracy Ullman had the big hit with the song and MacColl produced it for her - Tracy Ullman's is the better version because of that big Sixties production, in my opinion. As well as Breakaway, Ullman also had hits with Move Over Darling and My Guy (a cover of Madness' My Girl).
Yeah, she died in a horrific boat accident a few years back.
one of my favorites rite now is john mayor. his music inspires me. also ive been listening to kite flying socitey. theres jus many music out there but now today it is getting worst and worst.. ex: rap,hardcore rock, emo scremo, ect. but yes of course the beatles are the best and will live on for ever!
You should have a look for RALF GAUCK, a wonderful bass player from Germany. He was involved in recordings with Tony Sheridan or the former Wings drummer Denny Seiwel. His latest recording is called "Fields of Gold" (www.wonderland-records.de). On this CD he covers STING songs only on his acoustic bass guitar with no overdubs. Even STING was impressed by this music.
On YouTube you find some videos of Ralf's playing with his signature Hofner bass. There he plays Beatles songs solo in way that is really outstanding - YOU SHOULD HAVE A LOOK FOR IT!
The Freewheelers. Amazing soul drenched rock that sounds like old Joe Cocker with Leon Russell on piano. Recorded 17 years ago. These guys sound like they came out of a time capsule. No sound file, but here's link to their page. Check out the song file "Blame", the only song from the CD I'm listening to. Amazing stuff. profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=84351486
and I'm blown away. It sounds like lost and undiscovered Beatles mateial. - Rubber Soul era.
I strongly urge all beatles fans to have a listen - I was excited as I was when the Antholgy stuff came out. It's like these guys have inhereited the Beatle Gene. Their songs are great - not pastichey like the Rutles - but sound like the real thing.
If anyone can discover any more about them or if they have more records out or anything - please email me and let me know.
Currently listening to Jewel. I'm rather happy that she's got back toward her roots again. Kinda got a little too poppy (not the right word, but I can't think of a better one) in the middle, but I like her new album better.
Agree on the Eagles, as well. That's one of those things that makes me happy to listen to because I got it from my Dad, which relates to happy memories.
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT