Monday, May 22, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: LXXIII-  SEASONS IN THE SUN. Continues: tomorrow.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Seasons In The Sun
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Canadian artist Terry Jacks enjoyed a worldwide smash hit with the teary ballad "Seasons In The Sun". In 1973, his single was issued and went on to reach #1 in America, Britain, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 
I Have A Dream Westlife.jpgThe hit was originally a French song entitled "Le Moribond". Its title translates as "the dying man". Celebrated Belgian singer / songwriter Jacques Brel penned the original version. The song was included on his 1961 album 'Marieke'. American Rod McKuen adapted the song for an English-speaking audience.
Irish boyband Westlife recorded a remake of the song that reached #1 on the British chart in late 1999. It was issued as a double A-side with the group's cover of the ABBA song "I Have A Dream".
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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