Post by GoodOldDreams on Aug 3, 2006 15:43:22 GMT -5
Wisejester very good. The artist is the Moody Blues and the song is "Nights In White Satin" - what a beautifully ethereal song. It was so ahead of it's time. It's orchestration was out of this world.
Now to finish the game - what is the connection of this song to the Carpenters/Karen/Richard? There is a big connection and I gave a clue in the paragraph I just wrote before this one.
The Moody Blues' member Peter Knight flew out to orchestrate and conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" on the Carpenters' "Passage" album. Interesting tidbit, courtesy of www.richardandkarencarpenter.com: due to a contractual agreement their name was not allowed in the credits, hence the credit of the “Overbudget Philharmonic”.)
Peter Knight who arranged and orchestrated the Moody Blues' classic "Nights In What Satin" (as well as the entire album "Days Of The Future Passed" and includes the great tune "Tuesday Afternoon") also orhestrated sublime "Don't Cry For Me Argentina". But it doesn't stop there. Knight also either orchestrated or orchestrated and arranged the following songs; "Calling Occupants" and "I Just Fall In Love Again" (both from "Passage", "Because We Are In Love" and "Somebody's Been Lyin'" (Both from "Made In America"), "Look To Your Dreams" (from "Voice Of The Heart"), "Close Encounters/Star Wars medley" (from "As Time Goes By") and several tracks from "Christmas Portrait" and "An Old Fashioned Christmas". There are probably a few other Carpenters songs Peter Knight worked on which I've missed so please add on if you know of any others - probably from the 1989 release "Lovelines".
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