Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Streets of London

This marvelous song of course has to be featured this week, as my wife and I will be strolling the streets of London ourselves. Folk singer Ralph McTell will always be linked to this touching ballad, which has been recorded more than 200 times by artists ranging from soul diva Aretha Franklin to the punk group Anti-Nowhere League. Five years after the release of the first acoustic version on the 1969 Spiral Staircase album, a re-recording of the song reached the #2 spot in the UK top40.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)