Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Pretty Things - "Walking Through My Dreams" (1968)

Dream as sacred ground, rapture in the word "dream" on the high notes in the chorus. Just a back and forth on two chords in the verse, vocals coming in immediately in the first bar of the song, and fourteen and a half seconds into it, you're already in the chorus: a beautiful construction, beautifully sung.

Simple, two-part instrumental break including a guitar solo and then, at 1:40, the full chorus again for the third time already. At 2:14, the full chorus for the fourth time.

And then, a repeat! The fifth time! Each time as rich as the time before.

Sixth, seventh, and eighth times, surrendering the narrative to a wordless choir.

"Walking Through My Dreams" on Lala.

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