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elbow – gentle storm (2017)

godley & creme – cry (1985)

hypnotic, effortlessly lovely tune from the manchester veterans, perennially under-rated. there are few bands doing what they do, making accessible yet somewhat experimental, artfully crafted songs for grown-ups that detail and elevate the ordinary life. but i could be wrong. one can lose critical perspective when wrapped up in wonder. Incidentally,this video is directed by Kevin Godley -formerly of 10CC and more pertinently Godley & Creme, whose 1985 video ‘Cry’ is here recreated by Godley at Elbow singer guy garveys behest.

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