"Shangri-La" (Ray Davies) Copyright 1969 Davray Music Limited, Carlin Music Corp
In the novel Lost Horizon, Shangri-La is the mystical, hidden paradise of legend. In the The Kinks song, it’s the name given to the humble home of Arthur, the main character in Ray Davies’ concept album/rock opera Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of The British Empire). Written as the accompaniment for a TV movie that was never produced, Arthur still stands as one of The Kinks’ best works, and “Shangri-La” is the stand-out track from this album.
“Shangri-La” (Ray Davies) Copyright 1969 Davray Music Limited, Carlin Music Corp
— This show is one of the many great podcasts on the Pantheon Podcasts network. Check ’em all out!
The Who - "The Real Me" (Peter Townshend) Copyright 1973 Fabulous Music Ltd, Towser Tunes Inc and ABKCO Musioc Inc
The Who released a string of classic albums, but many consider Quadrophenia to be their best. It’s certainly one of their most ambitious. Pete Townshend wrote the songs, but the stunning performances by Roger Daltrey (vocals), Keith Moon (drums) & John Entwistle (bass) bring the songs to life. Nowhere is that more evident on “The Real Me”, which features all four members in top form, showing why they were one of the all-time great bands.
The Who – “The Real Me” (Peter Townshend) Copyright 1973 Fabulous Music Ltd, Towser Tunes Inc and ABKCO Music Inc
— This show is one of many podcasts on the Pantheon podcast network — THE place for music junkies to get your fix. Check ’em out!