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.