Saturday, August 11, 2007

We All Fall in Love Sometimes

Captain Fantastic's penultimate track seems less like a standard boy/girl (or the gender of your choice) love song than one which seems to describe falling in love with making music together, i.e. the John/Taupin partnership- hence the reference in the last verse to Empty Sky, the point in history at which this autobiographical concept album ends.

Musically, it's another piano-driven slow-tempo ballad, punctuated with Mellotron and Arp synthesizer and heavy in tone- and to be perfectly honest, it mostly plods along pleasantly enough until the last minute or so when it builds up to some really nice Beach Boys-style harmony vocals at the end. It then abruptly segues into the final track "Curtains", which I'll get to eventually. They're so close together, and sound so similar, that on my first few listens I thought it was all one song.

1 comment:

thom de plume said...

(Re-post: the last one didn't take)

This track and 'Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word' always seemed to me to be the same song.

Too close for comfort?