Tuesday, 14 October 2014

LP Artwork: Time and Place

Claire Martin's latest release on Linn Records is entitled, Time and Place. It has provided this week's show with the beautiful song, She's Leaving Home, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

First appearing on The Beatles' Sgt Peppers album, it was one of the rare recordings when none of the famous band members played any of the musical accompaniment.

As McCartney explained, "We'd seen a story in the newspaper about a young girl who'd left home and not been found - there were a lot of this at the time - and that was enough to give us a story line."

The song fits into our theme this week of Home Sweet Home. It is beautifully sung by Claire, with a highly sensitive arrangement and performance by the Montpelier Cello Quartet - not forgetting Joe Stilgoe on backing vocals.

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