Sunday, July 28, 2013

A&M Records Spotlight: The Merry-Go-Round - You're A Very Lovely Woman/Where Have You Been All My Life?

You're A Very Lovely Woman
Where Have You Been All My Life?
We're wrapping up our love fest with A&M records on this rainy Sunday by featuring (for the second time) the LA based band, The Merry-Go-Round. A number of months ago we featured the non-LP double sided gem, Listen Listen/Missing You. Today we look at an earlier single by the teen wünder kids. The single hails from July 1967 and was the band's third single for A&M Records.

The A-Side is the very intriguing You're A Very Lovely Woman. Emmit Rhodes was 16 when he wrote this and barely 17 when this record came out. The lyrics don't betray the mind of an immature male. They tell the story of a young man coming to terms with a relationship that has run it's course. Despite knowing just how lovely is the woman he's in love with, the singer knows he must move on for the betterment of himself. You're A Very Lovely Woman is beautifully arranged with non-intrusive strings.

The Flip-Side is the upbeat, Beatlesque number, Where Have You Been All Of My Life?
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!

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