Thursday, February 24, 2011

Unchained Melody

For a while everyone and his brother recorded this. Ironic that, to my ear, the best cut is an unreleased demo by a songwriter. It's a little rough in a couple of places, but pretty damned fine overall. I've been learning to a lot of Mickey Newbury recently. He left a hellofa lifetime songbook, but mostly hits for others. I'm not really certain why as he had a decent voice and phrasing himself.

Recorded at the Triad Studios, Eugene, OR, June 3, 1991.
Lyrics by Hy Zaret.
Vocals/Guitar - Mickey Newbury
Cello - Dale Bradley

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