LP 278: David Snell – Harp Transplant (Pye, 1971)

13 Aug

Side 1
01 (They Long To Be) Close To You
02 Do You Know They Way To San José?
03 This Guy’s In Love With You
04 Both Sides Now
05 Witchita Lineman
06 Call Me

Side 2
07 Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
08 Invention In A Minor
09 Fur Elise
10 Gavotte In G Minor (from the English Suite)
11 Praeludium
12 Trumpet Voluntary

Vinyl Vulture called Harp Transplant ‘a great Sunday morning record’. It’s a pretty accurate description for what turns out to be a calming and relaxing LP with the occasional funky moment.

It’s a neat game of two halves – pop versus classical. We start with three Bacharach tunes – (They Long To Be) Close To You being the pick of the trio. A chilled take on Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now fits well alongside a serene Witchita Lineman before there’s some grooviness in Tony Hatch’s Call Me.

The classical material is of a high standard. Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik plucks the strings with vitality while the concise Invention In A Minor works well as a burst of concentrated urgency. The LP concludes with the fresh optimistic bop of Trumpet Voluntary which we used in our wedding ceremony back in 2002.

Comments and feedback are welcome.


8 Responses to “LP 278: David Snell – Harp Transplant (Pye, 1971)”

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