Kentish town waltz

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Kentish Town Waltz

The first half of the music video is shot in black and white and includes The Imelda May Band performing in-studio. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat American record producer Tony Visconti became a fan of the song soon after its release and forwarded the song to former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed who then invited May to fly to New York City to specifically rerecord the song.

Retrieved March 5, The Imelda May Show. The song was originally recorded during the Mayhem sessions at Embassy Studios, a sixteen track analogue recording studio in a converted cow shed, near BasingstokeUnited Kingdom in mid The song, which has been described as "the standout song" of the album, [1] is one of May's autobiographical songs and was also rerecorded in New York City with iconic musician Lou Reed. The promotional music video for "Kentish Town Waltz" is aptly features clips of Kentish Town throughout including streets, the main train station and the interior of pubs; most of which reflect the songs lyrics.

The song was not well-promoted in comparison to her previous singles, however, critical acclaim for the song was extremely positive and the song reached No.

In comparison toqn its upbeat predecessor " Mayhem ", the song is mellow and follows standard chord progressions throughout with the verses being composed of two chords G-Dthe bridge being composed of two main chords C-Am and finishing with a major lift D and the chorus slightly alternating C-G-D. It was eventually featured as the fourth track on Mayhem.

Kentish Town Waltz Lyrics

Lyrically, the song is autobiographical and describes May's experiences of living in Kentish Townan area in north London and general domestic struggle with her husband, Darrel Highamwhilst residing there. The latter half of the video is shot in colour and includes The Imelda May Band performing live.

It's about struggling but also having a great time if you stick together. Retrieved from " https: Views Read Edit View history.

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Imelda May's official website. Written solely by May, the song was released as her fifth single on 15 November and the third single from her third studio album, Mayhem. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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And he was like, 'Sure! Both halves of the music video uses split-frame techniques to show the performances and Kentish Town clips. There is also little emphasis on the drums in the album version of the song which May describes as being reminiscent of the album's "soft times.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on December 19, Digital download7" vinyl. Speaking of the song, May said:.

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