tirsdag 29. mars 2011

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

Can you spell this word: Beautiful? There is no other way to describe Crowded House's ballad "Don't Dream It's Over", off its eponymous debut album (1986). The Aussie/Kiwi band were formed by Neil Finn and Paul Hester (both formerly of Split Enz), and Nick Seymour, and they eventually made it to the charts around the world. "Don't Dream It's Over" was their first major hit single in 1987, and was the start of a beautiful adventure involving a few changes in personnel and also the recent (well, recent-ish..., 2005) suicide of Hester. The band is now reformed with Finn and Seymour, but their reunion has so far produced two not so impressive albums. The first four is another matter though, all of them great. And now, please listen to "Don't Dream It's Over". The instrumental organ part that enters at 1:50 is enough to make grown men weep, it's so beauitful.

Watch and listen

Three men are standing in front of posters advertising the band. Man at left is wearing sunglasses, smiling and adjusting his dark jacket. Man in middle is staring to his left and wears a similar dark jacket. Third man is also staring to his left and has a dark jacket.

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