7-inch series, part 486

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Liesbeth List – Pastorale
label: Philips
year: 1968
side a: Pastorale (met Ramses Shaffy)
side b:
Zo hoog in de hemel
www.liesbethlist.nl
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As said (2), a Dutch classic. I like the way the male singer, Ramses Shaffy, sounds – so epic. Fits the role he’s playing – the sun. Not everybody’s convinced it is indeed a conversation between the sun and the earth, which I believe, but a child expressing its love for the sun. Makes sense, probably more than “my” version. I pity the fool who doesn’t speak Dutch – the lyrics are very poetic and, well, beautiful. Lennaert Nijgh‘s lyrics usually are.

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