Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Dion - Only You Know

Album Born to be With You (Warner, 1975) Chart Pos: N/A

As much as I don't like the Arctic Monkeys thier one saving grace is the fact that they have managed to turn on thier youthful audience on to this song from Dion's album Born to be With You. In some quaters the album is regarded as the Pet Sounds of the seventies. Unlike Pet Sound this album was buried in obscurity (as it was only released in the UK) for nearly thirty years. Much of its rediscovery was down to the fact that Pete Townsend has been raving about it for years. On Only you Know Know Dion sounds like someone whose lived though hard times and is trying to find light at the end of the tunnel. Reading about his road to recovery from drug addiction puts this song into some kind of context.

Heres the Artic Monkeys cover

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