Friday, May 13, 2011
"Better Late Than Never" : THE WEEKEND MIX
Tracks 1-5 of this "Weekend Mix" just came together, thanks once again to a shitty commute and the often brilliant iPod shuffle. I liked the way it sounded.
The rest is the rest.
I found a link to some "alternate tracks" about a year ago. Most were just your basic tracks with the vocal channel cut out. Still, I loved it, especially hearing the B.J. Thomas track as an instrumental. It's really a beautiful arrangement with some wonderful playing. I think it will surprise you.
The XTC track is a leftover from the "Wasp Star" sessions.
The Hall & Oates track features the great Toots Thielemans, and should change the minds of any pain in the ass detractors who will go to the grave citing "Maneater" as a reason to not like Daryl & John.
Thanks to Steve for pointing out Sloan's killer version of Macca's "Waterfalls."
Oh, and that's Robert Wyatt singing lead on the Manzanera track.
Frontera- Phil Manzanera
Sahara- Mac Rebennack
Oh! You Pretty Things- David Bowie
Never There- Cake
D.I.Y.- Peter Gabriel
Bad Girl- Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Tainted Love- Imelda May
Spasms- Little Willie John
Green River- The Everly Brothers
Sister Marie- Nilsson
Hooked On A Feeling (Instrumental)- B.J. Thomas
Closer Still- World Party
Good Vibrations (Take 26, Stereo Mix) - Beach Boys
August Day- Hall & Oates