Saturday, 2 July 2011

It wasn't the one that you gave to me that night down south between the trailers. Not the early one that you wish upon not the northern one that guided the sailors

Fun Fact of the Week

In 1970 Joni Mitchell wrote “This Flight Tonight”, but most people know, and have heard only the 1973 Nazareth version. In 1971 it appeared on her notable album “Blue”, which many argue is one of her very best.  In 2000 the New York Times called it one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music".

The much heavier rock version telling of the regrets of having to fly away from home and leave their loved one behind is done with flair by Scottish band Nazareth. It was a hit in Canada and the U.K. I always liked the Dan McCafferty delivery of this song, although “Hair of the Dog” still remains my favourite Nazareth song.  

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