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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Half Heaven, Half Heartache

The passing of sixties pop idol Gene Pitney marks yet another sad milestone (though I suppose one can draw some comfort from the fact that he died, by all accounts, peacefully in his sleep).
My favorite Pitney hits include It Hurts To Be In Love, featuring beautifully textured multi-tracked vocals and the Phil Spector-produced Every Breath I Take, with its raw soulfulness. Pitney was a master.