Thursday, 6 December 2007

Love's Extreme Torment

Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound' brews a blizzard of Xmas pathos on Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), sung exhaustively by Darlene Love. She gets it perfect, knowing the thin line between utter agony and extreme torment. Her amazing vocal creates an unforgettable drama, indicating that the only way to get over something is to sing it out for the whole world to know. The song is an epic emotional detox; its urge to purge is an astonishing pop creation.

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Listen carefully for Cher amongst the backing singers.

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