“Wonderful Land” by The Shadows

1 08 2013

While I like “Apache”, it’s not my favourite song by The Shadows. This is:

Usually, adding boatloads of strings makes a song worse, but I think they help here. This song was released in 1962, and was number one on the British charts for 8 weeks – according to Wikipedia, this is longer than any other song released in the 1960s, including anything by the Beatles. So there you go.

I find this fascinating because it is exactly halfway between easy listening and surf music.

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