Musical coincidences # 380

March 30, 2013

This is A Tale of Two Coincidences, whereby my friend Steven found a coincidence in a song, and I found another.

First up, the coincidence Steven found.

Steven sent me a message saying that when he listened to the start of an obscure Australian song from 1980, he distinctly heard a bit of Electric Light Orchestra in it.

Moscos & Stone – “Over And Over” (1980) (excerpt)

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Eldorado Overture (1974) (excerpt 1)

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Yep.

Here are the full versions:

Moscos & Stone – “Over And Over” (1980)

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Eldorado Overture (1974)

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And now for what I heard.

When I listened all of the “Eldorado Overture” I noticed this:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Eldorado Overture (1974) (excerpt 2)

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It took me a while to figure where I’d heard that before, but I eventually figured it out:

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 – first movement (1868) (excerpt)
(Ronan O’Hora, piano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Judd)

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Here’s the full version:

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 – first movement (1868)
(Ronan O’Hora, piano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Judd)

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Song of the day: Moscos & Stone – "Captain Captain"

November 15, 2010

My friend Col (Hi, Col!) reminded me the other day of a song he had suggested ages ago. At the time, I had politely declined his suggestion, saying that the main reason was that I thought the song was dreadful. (Yes, I think that’s the word I used: dreadful).

Col asked me to give the song another chance, which I duly did. I still thought it was dreadful, but very, very catchy. Unfortunately, by the time the song had finished I had all its tunes stuck in my head – and they weren’t going anywhere.

Now I have a moral obligation to inflict this particular song on other people. (It’s only fair.)

So, if you’re willing to risk having tunes in your head that you probably don’t want there, here’s the song in question:

Moscos & Stone – “Captain Captain” (1978)

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