Honestly, the lengths I go to in order to bring a little musical relief to the tour... at the moment I'm battling a teething baby, a snow-crazed seven year old and a dubious broadband connection to plunder the darker recesses of Spotify.... I just hope you appreciate it. Which you will; it turns out WetWetWet were a very long way from the only band to record a song called Angel Eyes
(which, by a curious coincidence, is the name of the book being featured on the tour this week).
So here we go, in honour of Angel Eyes
by Shannon Dittemore
, the Angel Eyes Top Ten:
10. Clinark – Angel Eyes
Because it's, um, snowing, we'll start with a little reggae to get us feeling all summery and Berumdan.
9. Ella Fitzgerald – Angel Eyes
An old jazz classic that kept cropping up... and will crop up now and
again in the Top Ten. I've gone for the Layo & Bushwacka Remix, but
purists are welcome to hunt down an alternative.
8. Night Horse – Angel Eyes
I so wanted this to be a big-haired hard rock cover of an old jazz standard. But it isn't.
7. Symmetry – Angel Eyes
According to his website, Symmetry is a songwriter/vocalist/producer from Earth. I don't think he wrote the chorus though.
6. Coldspell – Angel Eyes
Swedish metal Chris Martin tribute act. Possibly.
5. Psychostatus - Angel Eyes
An instrumental prog-rock number by an unsigned artist called Greg. I bet Shannon Dittemore didn't see that coming.
4. Sadistik – Angel Eyes
Sadistik is the second white rapper in this list. That Vanilla Ice has got a lot to answer for. (Contains swears.)
3. Worldwide Groove Corporation – Angel Eyes
A chilled out electronic reworking of that old jazz classic...
2. Submotion Orchestra – Angel Eyes
Kind of like Portishead, but from Leeds. Actually that doesn't really do this track justice, it needs to be heard.
1. The Czars – Angel Eyes
And we finish, predictably, with a sublime acoustic cover of.... an obscure Abba track. Trust me, it's better than the original.
Here's the Top Ten Angel Eyes in all it's glory, if you do nothing else, check out the top three. And then visit the rest of tour, following the links on yesterday's post. Then - and only then - can you go and listen to some WetWetWet, if you really must.