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Rob Hall wrote:How are we to judge the songwriting of the many artists whom we appreciate, but who sing in a language that we don't understand?
joel wrote:Gilbert O'Sullivan is an interesting case. Listening to a couple of tracks again on You Tube for the first time in, I would guess, 30 years, it strikes me that in France he would be a minor national treasure of 70s chanson.
Hugh Weldon wrote:Just checked the chords and I'd also never reckoned the how musically interesting he could be, his usual vamping percussive keyboard style (on the poppier stuff) had made me forget how clever the climax of that particular song is, interesting diminished chords, very clever resolution, perfectly in line with the ideas in the words.
both Liverpool Irish
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