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Author:  Brian
E-mail:  bjhighley56@btinternet.com
Date:  1/25/2016 6:39:06 AM
Subject:  Re: my top 3
Message:  Dave

Almost impossible?! I'd give my favorite 3 today and give an equally correct, completely different three half-an-hour, never mind a day, later.

Here goes, at this moment in time:

1. JUBLE LEE'S REVIVAL: this is a beautifully sad song. 'Her sad minuets' are haunting. I'm not sure I completely understand this song and that's part also of the enchantment. I have a long and recurring battle with chronic, severe clinical depression: this song speaks to me of others sharing such desperation and of Jesus by our shoulder.

2. THE QUEEN: The first LP of Mickey's I bought is 'Sings His Own'. I know Mickey didn't like the albums production however this song is a masterpiece of 60s/70s eccentricity. From the opening line, 'Far beyond the edge of evening, there's a land between the moon and the sun' to Mickey's closing oooh (and he could ooh and aah better than anybody) the song is a transport elsewhere. Some years ago, I camped on Sandwood Bay, on the extreme North West coast of Scotland, and witnessed an astonishing see-saw of sunset, moon-rise that I always remember when listening to this song.

3. GOODNIGHT: I wrote recently about Mickey's rendition of this song on 'Blue To This Day'; his last Goodnight,a fond farewell. I used to sing Goodnight to both my daughters at bed time: it's a lullaby, a love song; it's brilliant.

Hope this makes others think about the songs that spring to mind from Mickey's astonishing oeuvre.    

 my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/25/2016 1:08:33 AM
 Re: my top 3 by Brian  at 1/25/2016 6:39:06 AM
 Re: my top 3 by Susie  at 1/25/2016 8:07:57 PM
 Re: my top 3 by Susie  at 1/25/2016 8:09:38 PM
 Re: my top 3 by Joe Z at 1/26/2016 5:27:09 PM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/27/2016 12:57:31 AM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/27/2016 1:13:38 AM
 Re: my top 3 by Brian  at 1/27/2016 4:21:18 AM
 Re: my top 3 by Bill Smith  at 1/28/2016 10:05:27 AM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/29/2016 12:22:17 AM
 Re: my top 3 by Mark   at 1/29/2016 11:37:54 AM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/29/2016 10:43:03 PM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/29/2016 10:44:42 PM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/29/2016 10:47:11 PM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/29/2016 10:48:47 PM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/29/2016 10:49:39 PM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 1/29/2016 10:50:34 PM
 Re: my top 3 by Dale Hamilton  at 1/31/2016 2:47:53 PM
 Re: my top 3 by Craig at 2/1/2016 7:22:44 AM
 Re: my top 3 by aussiedave at 2/3/2016 9:14:16 PM