Favourite track from 'California Son'?

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Favourite Track?

  1. Morning Starship

    6 vote(s)
    11.5%
  2. Don't Interrupt the Sorrow

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Only a Pawn in Their Game

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Suffer the Little Children

    6 vote(s)
    11.5%
  5. Days of Decision

    7 vote(s)
    13.5%
  6. It's Over

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  7. Wedding Bell Blues

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  8. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. Lady Willpower

    3 vote(s)
    5.8%
  10. When You Close Your Eyes

    6 vote(s)
    11.5%
  11. Lenny's Tune

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  12. Some Say I Got Devil

    6 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. Gaetano

    Gaetano Half A Person

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    Just wondering what everyone's favourite is...
     
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  2. gordyboy9

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    went for suffer the little children but also really like lonliness remembers what happiness forgets.
     
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  3. ordinaryboy86

    ordinaryboy86 Well-Known Member

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    Only a pawn. But prob cos I feared the worst, and it turned out pretty good so it has double the impact.
    Some say I got devil is good, but it doesn’t really go anywhere, like most the songs on the album.
     
  4. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

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    At the moment, top three are
    1. It's Over
    2. Days of Decision
    3. Only A Pawn
     
  5. bandrus1

    bandrus1 Active Member

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    I think Lenny's tune is a sleeper.. song is good
     
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  6. Mauresque

    Mauresque Well-Known Member

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    "Wedding Bell Blues". I like all three versions of the song, but I prefer the original.

    1. Laura Nyro
    2. Fifth Dimension
    3. Morrissey
     
  7. Thewlis

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    Suffer the Little Children is the most spectacular make-over, also suits Moz really Well lyric-wise.
    Other early faves are Days of Decision and obviously Some Say I Got Devil.
     
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  8. ThomasB

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    Suffer the Little Children
    Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets
    Wedding Bell Blues
    When You Close Your Eyes
    Morning Starship
    Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
    Lady Willpower
    It's Over
    Days of Decision
    Some Say I Got Devil
    Only a Pawn in Their Game
    Lenny's Tune (not bad, but Nico's version has more impact for me)


    I actually love every song so far on this album. Most recent albums have at least one song I am not crazy about;
    Ringleader - At Last I Am Born, Father Who Must
    Refusal - You Were Good in Your Time
    World Peace - Kick the Bride, Smiler, Kiss Me a Lot
    High School - Girl From Tel-Aviv

    All in all, EXTREMELY happy with this release.
     
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  9. Anonymous

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    100% agree
     
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  10. Lustman

    Lustman Active Member

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    Wedding Bell Blues is a really good pop song

    I like Also Morning Starship and
    Don't Interrupt the Sorrow.
    The rest are weak
     
  11. Phranc & Open

    Phranc & Open Active Member

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    "When You Close Your Eyes" sounds like a quirky leftover from his 93/94 recording period. I absolutely love this dreamy thing.
     
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  12. Orson Swells

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    My early favourite is Suffer the Little Children which I think is a vast improvement on the original. I also really like Lenny's Tune and Some Say I Got Devil.

    It funny how most reviews are saying it's a mixed album when it seems like one of his most consistent. None are weak to me.

    Funny, but When You Close Your Eyes is about the only one I haven't really connected with. Though it does make the subversion of it with When You Open Your Legs quite amusing. I hadn't got that reference before.
     
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  13. Flibberty

    Flibberty Well-Known Member

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    I voted for Lady Willpower as I think it's a great song well sung.

    Suffer the Little Children, Days of Decision and Some Say I Got Devil are all excellent as well though and significantly different from the originals.
     
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  14. Thewlis

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    On Twitter the guy who wrote When You Close Your Eyes with Carly Simon was contacted about the cover, and he really liked Morrissey’s version.
     
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  15. Orson Swells

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    I like the idea it's about self-gratification. It certainly could be a grower.
     
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  16. Anonymous

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    1. Lady Willpower
    1. Only A Pawn In Their Game
    2. Morning Starship
    3. It's Over
     
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  17. Ketamine Sun

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    Suffer the Little Children for the obvious reasons, it’s gonna be great live.


    Really like When you close your eyes,
    the dreamy vibe of it made me think of 10cc’s I’m not in love, a little.

    Loneliness Remembers sounds like
    the song the Smiths didn’t get the chance to cover.

    Lenny’s tune made me think of Southpaw with lines about mother/ma.

    Great record start to finish.
     
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  18. ALL TRACKS KILL IT:rock:

    BUT ONLY A PAWN IN THEIR GAME:rock::thumb::rock:
    IS THE BOMB:thumb::thumb:
     
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  19. countthree

    countthree Obvious person

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    My 3 favorites: Don't Interrupt The Sorrow, Morning Starship & Lady Willpower. But I like a lot the other songs too, so it's a difficult decision.
     
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  20. countthree

    countthree Obvious person

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    Yes, it is.
     
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