Joined: Oct. 2000
||Posted: June 19 2002, 05:59
A few comments:
re: Olivier's post above about keyboard-based songs...while I don't have anything against keyboards, I wouldn't say that's the only reason why people voted for, say, Bohemian Rhapsody (as opposed to A Whiter Shade of Pale- the organ in that is definitely my favourite aspect of that song)...the operatic part, Brian May's guitar solos, okay, the keyboard parts. But there's no excuse for voting Imagine 3rd. Although who knows what To Be Free could have done in years to come if the lyrics were along the same wishy-washy topic.
Baker Street rocks. Gerry Rafferty is great. End of story.
It's a reasonable poll- some decent songs in there, and a few debatable ones too...besides Imagine, songs like We Don't Talk Anymore either shouldn't be there at all, or at least not so high. But I'm glad to see He Ain't Heavy in the top 10.
But the main reason for my posting is that a double-CD compilation was released earlier this month after the poll, containing (according to amazon.co.uk) 41 tracks. Now, some of the tracks did not make the 50 (Solsbury Hill (how on earth did PG not make the top 50?), Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick etc), some of the 50 are missed out (Sultans of Swing (no!!!!!!!!!!!!), Wuthering Heights (ditto), Layla (ditto)), and Imagine and We Don't Talk Anymore etc. are still there.
BUT...TB IS THERE. Which leads to me to ask the question...which bit? The opening to Part One (as I suspect), the MC section (perhaps), the whole lot (I doubt)?
For those interested, the CD (Best of British) is available from the BBC Shop:
and amazon.co.uk (I'm assuming it's the same, I'm pretty sure it is given the catalogue # and the cover artwork):