Hurricane Smith – Don’t Let It Die (EMI)

Good intentioned, Middle-of-the-road warbling from talented Fabs engineer/Floyd producer, Norman Smith.   His voice sounds like a gritty Sonny Bono.  Make of that what you will. The title song was a monster hit apparently, winning an Ivor Novello award for best song and lyric 1971-72.  As an American, I have to say I’d never even caught a sniff of it before buying at the Ashford bootfair yesterday for fifty pennies.

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Published in: on January 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I always liked that Lennon always referred to as Normal Smith. But then us Beatles anoraks are easily amused…

  2. Beatle anoraks–where?

    I read somewhere that Normal almost sold a song to the Beatles, for one of the mid-period albums, till they realised they needed a Ringo song and reneged on the deal.

    I see from the cover of the present record that, unlike Martin, Smith adopted some of the hirsute and sartorial cues from his former charges


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