Monday 20 April 2020

Monday's Long Song

Today's track turned up a couple of times over the past week. Firstly, on the UNKLE mix, Edit Music For A Film and also when sorting out the cupboard pictured above yesterday I found a CTI Records sampler cd which had been previously presumed lost quite a while ago which has the track on it.

Also Sprach Zarathustra by Deodato, is a jazz funk interpretation by Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato of the introduction to the Richard Strauss composition. Not sure why I was surprised to find out that it was released as a single in 1973 but I was even more surprised to find out that it reached number 7 in the UK charts and breached the billboard top 40.

Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra


The Swede said...

As an officially very old man, I can confirm that this was indeed a hit back in 1973 and was absolutely hammered on Radio 1 at the time. Great to hear it again after all these years.

Darcy said...

What The Swede said. And i'm sure I have a copy of the single in one of my boxes. I liked it a lot , but it did get overplayed.

John Medd said...

I included this in my Top 20 seven+ minute tracks that Johnnie Johnstone's currently compiling over on Twitter. Nailed on, as they say.